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Design studio in Monterrey, Mexico, run by Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodríguez.
Clasia (2013) is an interesting experimental sans typeface. It looks geometric, but has original stroke cuts meant for legibility. In its presentation, the designer works with subtly shaded parts where strokes join---I guess that is also for enhanced legibility.
Design studio in London that created an experimental geometric typeface called Shellington (2012).
Scott Willimas is the cofounder (with Henrik Kubel) of A2. Before that, it was called A2 Graphics/SW/HK, a London based design bureau founded in 1999 by Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. At A2, he designed the elliptical typeface family Cubbit, as well as the pixel typeface game Over and Eyeslies. Williams and Kubel co-designed AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999) and FY-Brush Script Regular.
In 2014, Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel (A2 Type) codesigned 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.
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.
Illustrator and graphic designer in Farnham, UK, who created some experimental counterless typefaces in 2013.
Ali Almasri is the Zarqa, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental faces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the typefoundry Abjad. His typefaces include Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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.
Type designer based in Paris, who makes experimental commercial fonts at "For Home or Office Use" (Frankfurt). One of his families is called Lini (2000, semi-technical). Others: 2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klinspor, 161Try-Bitter, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Lini Eins, Lini Drei, Lini-Viers, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi, WIR 7Vi Fat. Achim also runs Vier5 with Marco Fiedler, a graphic design studio. At Vier5, he published the experimental typeface SVT (2010) and the futuristic angular Shake (2010), which was originally designed for the Centre d'art Contemporain de Brétigny in France. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prince now lives in Brussels, and has taken a job as art director and graphic designer. Home page. In 2010, he published a booklet, Didot Fashion Victim. His fashion-inspired lettering is quite amazing, and so are his fashion illustrations. In 2011, he continues his amazing mixtures of typography and illustration in his design of a wall logo for Boutique no. 7 in Moscow. He also made the hairdo experimental caps typeface Touffe (2011). More fashion and vamp illustrations: Milano 2011, New York 2011, Paris 2011, Sophia Loren, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
ACME Fonts (or: CHK Design)
Started in 1996, by Christian Küsters and Andy Long (from South London), ACME Fonts is a London-based foundry, offering fonts by Küsters and these designers: Anthony Burrill, Gérard Paris-Clavel&Johannes Bergerhausen, Jean-Lou Désiré, Paul Farrington, Robert Green, Paul Kehra, Henrik Kubel, Simon Piehl, Alex Rich, Carsten Schwesig, Sandy Suffield, Dirk Wachowiak, Anne Wehebrink and Paul Wilson. Christian Küsters is an ex-student of Matthew Carter at Yale. Born in Germany, he now lives in Oberhausen. Buy the fonts at MyFonts. The company evolved, I guess, into CHK Design.
German designers of some experimental 2d and 3d fonts, under the guidance of Professor Tanja Diezmann from the Hochschule Anhalt in Dessau. Fonts include Isometrie (sans), Actiontype Bold (3d), Actiontype Light, Actiontype Serif (slab serif). Using these fonts as base models, several random fonts were constructed by interpolation. Actiontype is managed by Marcus Schaefer in Dessau. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital artist from Limerick, Ireland. Devian tart link. At FontStruct, he created the ultra thin squarish typeface Lithe (2010). In 2011, he created the thread-themed experimental alphabet I Hate Thread. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manchester, UK-based typographer and digital artist who studied at Pendelton College in Manchester and at The University Of Salford. His stern display typeface High Rise (2010) was inspired by concrete city monsters. In college, he created several other (unfinished) alphabets: i, ii, iii, paper cut typeface, Weekender (counterless, paper cut-out face), Elena (2014, an extreme contrast wedge-serif typeface), McGowan, Mercury (2014, a minimalist stencil typeface), Kraftwerk (2014, octagonal and techno).
Studied Graphic Design at London Guildhall University from 2000-2003. Worked for six months in a design/marketing agency working on commercial projects for clients such as Wella and Vodafone. At present designer for a design/print company based in Newbury, UK. With the experimental typeface Landing Ship, he won an award at the 2005 FUSE competition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian art director, graphic designer and illustrator based in Los Angeles. Born in 1981 in Sao Paulo. Behance link. He designed various display typefaces for his projects: Mariana (2005) is an experimental typeface for the Havaianas web site. Cristiane (2005) is a Bank Gothic-inspired sans. Mathews (2005) and Ana Rayssa (2005, upright connected script) are experimental types. Antonio (2005) is a fat rounded sans. Josefa (2005) is a grunge typeface created for Brahma Bier. Adilson (2005) is a super-fat display face. Rose (2005) and Douglas (2005, also a super-fat display face) were created for Sensorama ID. Other typefaces include Mark, Mike and Cris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian graphic designer. She created the experimental typeface CLAP (2012) to represent rhythm, and illustrated it on the Serge Gainsbourg song Des clip crap des bang des vlop et des zip.
Adnauseum is an experimental design studio in Brooklyn, NY, run by Christian Acker, an American type designer (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002. Christian occasionally guest lectures typography classes at Parsons. He set up Adnauseam in 2002 and Handselecta in 2003.
He designed Sailor Gothic (2003), the Spanish-looking font Sailor Jerry (2002), Joker Straight Letter (2006), Mene One NY Throwie (2006), Mesh One AOK (2006), Meskyle Laid Back (2006), Sabe Ghetto Gothic (2006), and 24Hrs (2002, Cubanica).
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Limassol, Cyprus-based designer of the experimental typeface Embrace (2014), which consists of combinations of triangles and rectangles, and of Pin Dot (2014, a connect-the-dots typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ahmad Effendy's FUSELAB fonts
Akira Hayashi (Ainezunouzu) is the Japanese designer of the experimental Latin fonts UzuAutotwo, UzuBalloonO, UzuBalloon, UzuBiscuit, UzuBmp01_06 (pixel), UzuCheeseO, UzuCheese, UzuCracker and UzuRenga. He also made the handwritten kanji fonts UzuPen, UzuPencil, UzuKaku, UzuMaru, UzuFace, UzuOfTsuchiyaB, UzuOfTsuchiya, UzuFude. [Google] [More] ⦿
French digital type foundry, est. 2007, located in Lille. The type coop includes Stéphane Meurice, Xavier Meurice, Sébastien Delobel (the three founders), as well as Jérémie Perrin and Baptiste Servais.
Commercial fonts include these made by Atelier Télescopique: Stone Heure (2007, multiline), Ader, Bepierre (pixel), Beye (pixel), Birinte (experimental), Boureuse (an elegant geometric sans), Byme, Capulco, Ciceron (dot matrix), Delory (clean sans), Dicion (dot matrix), Dixca (pixel), Fisher, Fluo (2012-2014, a stencil font by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel), Hic, Kune (sans family), Lailuya, Lienne, Mentable (dot matrix), Mento (clean sans), Merik, Miante, Micale, Mulette, Naconda, Nalfabait (dings), Natomi (techno), Nibalsmith (ultra-fat), Norak, Normal, Peindice, Rabik (paperclip face), Raoul, Rijsel (2013, sans), Rondie (kitchen tile), Rubal, Scard, Screenex, Stone Heure (prismatic), Singolo, Sphiquesy, Steroid, Stuce, Tino, Tomica, Treen, Varo, Velinge (dings), Veu, Vrette, Vure, Yoli (dings), Xatif, Zofage.
Corporate typefaces by them include the Quechua family (for the sports company Quechua in Domancy, France), which consists of four typefaces, Bionnassay (for cross-country skiing), Forclaz (mountain hiking), Arpenaz (for recreational hiking) and Capcir (for Nordic skiing).
Freelance graphic designer and photographer in Quatre Bornes, Mauritius, who created an art deco architectural font, Archi, in 2013 as a school project. In 2014, he designed a hairline sans and an experimental geometric typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zurich-based creator of an experimental squarish 3d typeface (2013), tentatively called 360 Degrees.
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
Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel 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, codesigned 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 faces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she codesigned Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype.
In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko codesigned Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. 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.
Freelance Italian graphic designer in Rome (b. near Piacenza, 1976) who graduated with an M.S. in Industrial Design in 2004 from the Politechnic of Milan with a thesis entitled Ernesto Hemingway: una font tra letteratura e tipografia: a font between literature and typography. In it, he describes his typeface Ernesto Hemingway. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about that same typeface. He created some fun fonts such as A like Animals (2003, also called A di Animali, an experimental typeface done together with illustrator Anna Donadelli), and 5G (2002, handwriting). He has made custom type such as Guia Script (2006, for Gelati Carte d'Or Algida), Guia Script Greek (2006), Quintag (2002, handwriting), Forno (2004, hand-printed), Dolce (2005, a swift brush typeface for Barilla), Unione (2005, for a bank), Pacioli (2005, for Accademia Editoriale in Rome), Phoebus (custom sailing boat vinyl lettering). In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). Since 2007, he is at the Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey. PDF file with samples of his fonts. Limerick was designed in 2006 together with Marek Brzozowski. At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Home page. In 2009, Segalini published Hemingway Pro, a commercial 9-style sans display family, available from Red Rooster. Hemingway Deco Initials is free though. Hemingway was inspired by the prize-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952, Ernest Miller Hemingway). Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Istituto Vittorio Emanuele III di Palermo, in sicily, Alessio d'Amico created the stencil typeface Just Me (2015). He also designed the absolutely wonderful experimental typeface Morse Code in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Software developer in Bucharest, Romania, who specializes in generative and algorithmic art and design. Github page. He has used Andreas Koller's Fontastic tool to create a family of generative experimental typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex is a senior Visual Communications and Advertising student at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, AZ. He created the (free) ultra fat typeface A/Bru Subtle (2010). Home page of A Bru Design in Flagstaff, AZ. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator from Barcelona who works in London. Behance link.
Creator of Excritura (2013, a calligraphic script influenced by the work of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudi), Die Modularität (2012), De Palo (2011), Scriptura (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Variable (2010), this triangle/circle based modular type, of GoodBye (experimental type based on Barcelona's night lights), and of a geometric custom-designed typeface for the Aroy Restaurant in Barcelona.
Metra (2012) is a gorgeous techno display face.
Caterham, UK-based designer. Creator of the experimental circle-based typeface Circle One (2012). During his studies at University of the Creative Arts Farnham in the UK, Alex davies designed the experimental typeface Triangle One (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based grandson of Joan Trochut of Super-Veloz fame. Fantastic graphic designer in his own right. He is the codesigner with Andreu Balius of SuperVeloz (2005, TypeRepublic), a digital version of his grandfather's typeface. It won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. Balius says about this typeface originally created by Joan Trochut from 1920-1980: Super-Veloz could be considered as an Ornamental type design, but in its core it is an experimental typeface based on a set of modular features that, with the combining of its modules, a great range of typefaces, ornaments ---even illustrations---, could be made. That is perhaps the most interesting experiment in early modern type design ever made in Spain during the immediate years after the War. The lecture, considering the borders between type design and ornament design, will introduce the context where Joan Trochut's Super-Veloz was produced (from sketches to published brochures and speciments) in 1942. Also will explain how Super-Veloz works. It is really a "type-ornament" design that could be considered on the edge of what we call type design.
Alex Trochut's lettering must be seen to be believed---it has to be genetic transmission. Recurring themes include adorned initials and modular types. His numerical all-caps alphabet for British Airways is phenomenal and pushes the bling-bling to the fashionable extreme. Stunning dollar sign drawn by him in 2007 for Acido Surtido.
Oslo-based graphic designer and art director who has desiged some logotypes. Behance link. He used black censureship strips to create the calligraphic experimental typeface Shame (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Johannesburg, South Africa. Behance link.
He created some experimental typefaces, alongside some display fonts. Examples: Kokface (a constructivist beauty), a circle-themed stencil face, Revolt, and an octagonal face. In 2012, he made another set of experimental typefaces called Engineering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based designer (b. 1978, Ostfildern-Ruit) who studied at FH Wiesbaden. Creator of the unbelievable experimental font Wirefox (Die Gestalten, 2006), consisting of diagonal lines only. See it to believe it! He also designed Ambiva, which creates the illusion of type by showing the characters' shade only.
Graphic designer, who has made Thin (2009, octagonal), Arrow (2009), Decade (2009), Fat (2009), Hiploe (2009), Player (2009, upright connected script), Mini (Bauhaus style), Winter (paperclip face), and Unic (experimental). Some typefaces can be bought. Old link at Die Gestalten. [Google] [More] ⦿
Catalan graphic and type designer. For her final thesis project in Barcelona, Alexandra Echevarria created Andtype (2013, a Peignotian slightly flared typeface named after the country of Andorra). In 2011, she created the experimental typeface CHii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican creator of Maming (2012, spindly), the pixelish typeface Mattta Ahari (2011), Coluca Modern Side (2011, an octagonal semi-stencil face), the sturdy poster typeface La Camerino (2011), the grungy Indieo (2010), the condensed faces Tipulada (2011) and Condenzel (2011), the experimental typeface Autobahn (2011), the squarish NRCO (2011) and the experimental Vai Gone (2011).
Russian graphic and type designer. His mostly experimental faces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in London, UK. While still in Milan in 2012, she created a multilayered display face. In 2015 she designed an experimental multi-stroke type system called Designer Dream---the strokes are fixed but one can chose from a selection of outlines.
Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the squarish text typeface Gloomy (2008). At Behance, we learn that she is from Singapore (if it is the same Alicia Lee). There she published Shysosa (fat counterless face), Sensosa (gridded face) and Resosa (counterless display face) in 2011. [Google] [More] ⦿
American type, web, and brand designer in Baltimore, MD. She combined Adobe Caslon and Gill Sans to make a blended experimental typeface in 2010. View her typographic study of Gill Sans. [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
Free experimental fonts consisting of pieces of text, made by Paul Chan of Alternumerics: Blurrybutnotblind (2001), SelfPortraitasaFontV2 (2001), Sexualhealingshiftfor (2000), Thefuturemustbesweet (2000), ActUpBeta2001 (2001, with Mary Patten), Politicstocome (2005), Therivergone (2005), Thewavegone (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Emily Carr University of Art + Design in Vancouver. Creator of the free information design typeface Fabrica (2011, Practice Foundry). He wanted to make Fabrica into the most legible typeface for mobile screens.
His Rytm typeface (2011, renamed Theatre I think) is an experiment: Rytm was built based on the height and width, letter spacing and kerning of Helvetica. Yes indeed, each Helvetica glyph was replaced by a correctly sized black rectangle.
While studying at Washington University in St. Louis in the Sam Fox School of Design & Visual Arts, this New Yorker designed the experimental typeface Dry Martini (2012)---this typeface consists of thick circles and arcs, and thin sticks. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ami Littlefair created Paperclip (2013), Colostic (2013: purely geometric shapes), Backtrack (2013) and Croudi (2013, a stitching typeface). Inspired by the constructivist movement, she created Geometric Typeface (2013) by superposing and juxtaposing geometric solids. Other geometric experiments include Line Alphabet (2013), Diagonal Alphabet (2013, a stitching font), Connecting Alphabet (2013).
In 2014, she made the free hipster font Aesthetika.
Amy Kilner (Sheffield, UK) was inspired by Kandinsky's paintings when she created the Kandinsky Font (2013, Font Bureau).
Anik Ya (An An) is the graphic designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created the design culture typeface Rasoir (2014), named after the Miu Miu Rasoir sunglasses. She also created the experimental typeface Kaiv (2014), which is named after sunglasses by Paul Smith. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Andre Toet Desiogn (was: SO Design)
Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Juriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in 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).
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 Malpede (Nocive Laboratory, Naples, Italy) works in London. He created the ornamental alphabet called Maxicanito Nocive Font (2011). He also did Baboletor (2011, a superposition of basic geometric shapes), and Busy (2011).
Reproducing his bio: I'm a graphic designer graduated from PUC-Rio and co-author of the illustration book "FUNK what beat is this," published in 2009 by Aeroplano. During 2010, I gave lectures on the development process of the book at PUC-Rio and ESDI. I have specialization in Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design and Business Management at IBMEC-Rio. I have worked at 19 design, O Globo Online and Yahoo! Brazil. I currently live in New York and attend the MFA in Communication Design at Pratt Institute. During the summer of 2012, I was part of the creative team of the Rio2016 Olympic and Paralympic games.
Belgian artist, b. 1954, Antwerpen. The DITT writes this about him: André is an adult dyslexic. At Bridges 2009, he presented an experimental typeface on which he had been working since 1975, under the title Zen Art. In 2007, he created another experimental geometric face, Alphabet Candy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Berlin. His typefaces include Asgard Grotesk (2012), Evil Neue (2012, sans), Jjang (2012), Ladro (2012), Schicke (2012, geometric sans), Tano (2012), Sherman Mono (2012), Tsukunft (2012, experimental), Arsene (2012), Decodorant (2012), Kirky (2012), Nordfrost (2012), Sedadda (2012), Sloth (2012, an avant garde sans), Svangard (2012), Yueah Mono (2012), and Kamek (2012, a great feather pen rendering of a Venetian renaissance typeface).
Bucharest, Romania-based super-artist, award-winning photographer, art director, illustrator and rising star. He showcases extraordinary colored geometric experimental faces made in 2007 such as Idea, Trick Fun, Trick Squared, Trick (wow!). In 2009, he made Bs, Merci [another image], Metropolis [another image], Origami [another image], Think [another image]. In 2010, he made Robu Bold. In 2011, this was followed by Funky. Subpage with more experimental type. Flickr page. Behance link. Old web site. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Andrew Byrom was born in Liverpool, England in 1971. After Graduating from the University of East London in 1996 he opened his own design studio and worked for various clients including Penguin Books, The British Academy of Composers and Songwriters, The Industrial Design Centre, Time Out Online and The Guardian Newspaper. Around this time he also began teaching graphic design at The University of Luton and Central Saint. Martins. Byrom moved to the USA in 2000 to teach at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, IL. He has recently been commissioned to design typefaces and type treatments for Elle Decoration, The New York Times Magazine, McGraw-Hill, and Turner Classic Movies. In 2006 he moved to Long Beach to take up an Associate Professor position at California State University, where he is currently the Area Head of the Graphic Design Department. He created the experimental typeface Interiors (2002), about which AIGA writes: Interiors (3D type) is a collaboration between type designer Andrew Byrom and designer Joel Wolter. It was originally conceived as a digital font (Interiors) and was inspired by an old wooden chair in Byrom's office that, when looked at from a certain angle, resembled the letter h. Using the three-dimensional principles of this simple form, and closely adhering to type design conventions, 26 letters of the alphabet were drawn and generated as a font. The characters were then constructed in three dimensions using tubular steel into full-scale furniture frames. Because the underlying design concept is typographical, the end result becomes almost freestyle furniture design. Letters like m, n, o, b and h can be viewed as simple tables and chairs, but other letters, like e, g, a, s, t, v, x and z, become beautifully abstract pieces of furniture. He also made the distressed font Bloodclot, the stencil family Byro Stencil (free), Byro Sans, 1byrosquare (2000), 2byroround (2000), ByroBlock Stencil (2000, stencil), Concussion (dot matrix with various size dots), Easy Vie, Venetian (2009, like Venetian blinds), Fresh (1995, scratchy type), Ply, Rage, St. Auden, Bandaid (2006), 3D Dot Matrix. He divides his time between teaching, designing for various clients and playing with his sons, Auden and Louis. He has recently been commissioned to design typefaces and type treatments for Elle Decoration, The New York Times Magazine, McGraw-Hill, and Turner Classic Movies. In 2006 he moved to Long Beach to take up an Associate Professor position at California State University, where he is currently the Area Head of the Graphic Design Department. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the University of Huddersfield, Andrew Edward Fish (Blackpool, UK) created Only Human (2015), a very experimental circular typeface inspired by El Lissitzky's brand of constructivism. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Lockhart (b. Sandy, OR) runs Andrew Lockhart Design in Montana, where he is a student at Montana State University. As a FontStructor, he made Thick Round, Sport Classic (athletic lettering face), Thin Stripe, Bold Stripe, and Stripe Bold in 2010. Locked Up (2010) is based on a vector image of a combination lock.
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
Angela Michanitzi (AVMC Studios, London, UK) created the tweetware squarish typeface AM Oceanus in 2014. Other typefaces include Hyperion (oriental simulation face), Water, Crystal (experimental typeface), Dione (3d), Crius, and AM Gaea (2014). Angela lectures at the University of the Arts in London.
Mexican designer of the hand-printed Bolita, the kids faces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round typeface Aqua, the grunge faces Gap and Heart, the handwriting faces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist typeface Moogdula, Offset, the sans typeface Quatro, the windowed typeface Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie typeface Wet Alien, and the experimental typeface Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angus R. Shamal
Hamburg, Germany--based codesigner with Michael Hoffmann of the stamped font URW Urban (2013). She also made the strong-willed handwriting typeface Quendel (2013, URW++) and Hangulatin (2014, URW++). Hangulatin applies the principles of Hangul to make letter combinations in Latin.
Graphic designer. She created the display typeface Penguin (2012) and received a Creative Summit award for the packaging design for Kikkoman, in large part due to the effective use of a fantastic custom typeface. She also created the board game Typopoly in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts Budapest, Hungary, Anna Balizs created the experimental geometric typeface Triongl (2013).
Designer of the playful typeface Redrum (2014), and of the experimental typefaces Muscari (2014), Eat (2014), Milk (2014), Forest Fish (2014) and Polychrome (2014). Anna is based in Saint Petersburg, Russia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kansas City, MO-based creator of the distorted typeface Para (2012), which was designed during her studies at the Kansas City Art Institute.
Singapore-based creator of the straight-edged experimental typeface January (2013) and of Kontora (2013), a hand-drawn typeface that emulates the stark contours that marked the faces of the beautiful women in the Tang dynasty in China and the Meiji period in Japan. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Bends (2011) is a hairline curly-yet-straight display face. SansGoma (2011) is a hairline slab poster face. Nu Gothic (2011), Nu Modern (2011) and especially Vironica (2011) are fashion mag display faces. Neu Nouveau (2011) is a curly art nouveau face. Numera (2011) is an organic fashion mag face. Killoton (2011) is super-fat and beautiful.
Typefaces from 2013: Canada (alchemic).
Anton Koovit was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1981, and studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, ESAG Paris and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2006, he obtained a masters in type design at KABK in Den Haag. Anton set up his own company Khork OÜ in 2006. In 2007 he moved to Berlin, Germany. He is "extraordinary assistant professor" of typography/type design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
In 2012, he and Yassin Baggar set up Fatype, a type foundry in Berlin and Neuchatel, Switzerland.
His most well known typeface design is Adam BP (2007, B&P Foundry), a 4-weight sans family. He also designed Aleksei (2010, unreleased serif face), GQ Slab, GQ Baton (b Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar), U8 (2010: a grotesk family based on lettering in the Berlin underground), Arvo (2010: a free slab serif family at Google Font Directory, codesigned with Yassin Baggar).
Hamburg-based designer of Cleptotronik (2012), a 3d visual effects caps alphabet.
Domen Fras completed his masters at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2002 he founded the type & design studio Aparat in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2011 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. His largely experimental work:
Designer and illustrator Apirah Infahsaeng ("Synthetic Automatic", Brooklyn, NY) made Elastic (2004), based on wrapping a series of rubber bands around a 3x3 pegboard grid. Four (2004) takes inspiration from the dot matrix display in the popular children's game Connect Four. Seven Board of Cunning (2004) is a modular paper fold typeface constructed with Chinese tangram puzzle tiles. In 2004, he also made an ascii typeface drawn from Helvetica Neue R, created and manipulated using Microsoft Word [sic], called Helvetica Neue R Microsoft Word. He studied art at the University of Connecticut. In 2008, he drew a custom didone display typeface for New York Magazine. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human typeface dingbat font Fluid Death Qkila (2011), of Vandal on The Fluid (2011, shadow display face), of Broken Fluid (2011), Fluid Christmas (2011), Fluid Spiral (2011), Rock n Fluid (2011) and of the counterless geometric typeface Cube Kila (2011).
In 2013, he designed Level 01, Bombing, Quenelles, La Bande en Baskets (baseball script), Super Cube, Smoke The World, Mr. Poppey, Haricot Magique, Moulin Rouge, Slam (a confident script face), Je n'aime pas le lundi, Love You Mom (+Shadow), Felix (brushy script), Carte Postale (neatly hand-printed letters), Dos Campos, Promotion (grungy caps), Shoes Center, Vertige, Sold Out, Chomage (a textured typeface), Origine du Monde, Metropolis, Crazy Cookies (a 3d face), Spectro, Sea&Turtle, Vamos A La Playa, Bad Boy (dingbats), Yo Mama (outlined typeface), Fat & Cap, Miaou, Basscrw, Fluid LCD, Jam Session, and Fluid Maska (grunge), La Chim de 23:50, Milk Shake Fraise, Made in France, Quand Tu N'es Pas La (a shadowed typeface), Souvenir, Filament Galactique, Street Hunter, Eau de Rose, Good Life, Poker Style, Painterz, Spoutnik (constructivist typeface), Jeans de Nîmes, Clothing Brands (script), Moulin Rouge, Mexican Fiesta (Victorian ornamental typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: This Night (grunge), Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscoipic Vision (dingbats), Kaleidoscopic Mind (dingbats), Chrome, Ghetto Fabulous, Pink Vapor (upright connected brush script), Cargo, Snack, Queen of Today (script), Trouble (grunge), Hip Hop Lab 1, Grind, Road Trip (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Moi Je M'en Fous (brush script), Peinture Fraiche (fresh paint sign emulation).
Ari Weinkle (Brookline, MA) created the circle-and-straight segment typeface Sisyphus (2012).
Ariana Pereira (Viseu, Portugal) made the experimental faces PAC ABC (2011) and Castelo Branco (2011). Still in 2011, she made an experimental modular typeface that is modeled after Supertipo Veloz. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ariel Di Lisio
Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental typeface Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans faces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shadowed 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). [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 face0, Polynomial semiserif (2010), Phosphora (2010, texture face), Znot (2011), Robotic Handwriting (2011), Thinkapth (2011), Endomorphism (2011), Caseda (2011), Zare Ornamental Border (2011), Spheretta 5x7 (2011, dot matrix typeface with circles), Kryptos (2014), Subpixel A (2014), aHexasegment (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cecelia "Cecy" Rodriguez ("Art Serrano", Tampico, Mexico) designed the techno typeface Electric Feel (2010), Chilly (2009, hand-printed, hairline) and Crazy Diamond (2009, black typeface with small holes). Fontsy link Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
St. Petersburg-based Russian designer of Reflex, a typeface that marries old ustav influences with modern scripts, SirSerif, Line Font (pixelish), Taliman (angular), Griffit, Malevich (totally experimental), Zavitok Font (upright script), and Face (script). Alternate URL. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of the experimental typefaces Gearbox, Gotha (octagonal), Nippon Garden, Labyrinth, Nano (pixel), Machine Script, Plank stencil, Ballistix, San Andreas (recreation of the Grand Theft Auto font), Machina (a macho octagonal heavy face), Electro, Hiro (oriental look), Japanica (oriental look, based on Hiroshi), Mage, Silkscreen Alt (pixel, a modification of Jason Kottke's Silkscreen). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Westerdals in Oslo, Arve Båtevik created the display typeface Toulouse (2014). Toulouse consists of a basic sans skeleton. Arve then added two weights, one in a 2 to 1 ratio, and one in a 1 to 2 ratio. This allows for some great designs for logos and posters. In 2015, from his new base in Zurich, he created Sagen Grotesk as an interpretation of Schelter Grotesk (after Schelter Breite Grotesk, 1886), and developed Passelig Sans from the bottom up.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Ashish Kalpund graduated from Sir J.J. Institute of Applied Art in 2009. He explains about his ornamental typeface Kundankari (2011): Kundankari, is a prime example where art of jewelry making helps complement the beauty of an Indian woman. Introduced by Mughals, this art form is still prevalent in the states of Rajasthan and Gujarat. This jewelry involves the process of embellishing pearls and precious stones in a frame of goldstring. Another link. In 2010, he made several experimental typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Liverpool who graduated from Liverpool John Moores University in July 2009 with a BA Hons in Graphic Design. She made CircleType (2009, letters based on lines and arcs) and the experimental modular typefaces Craft Fonts and Tessellated Fonts.
Graphic Arts graduate of the WInchester School of Art, University of Southampton. Asma is a graphic and type designer. Designer of experimntal typefaces such as Genius Loci (2012), Transmission Towers Typeface (2012), Unity Typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil faces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation faces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline faces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, To, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs 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 faces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.
Other typefaces: Frank (2007, a commercial grotesque blackletter sold by Die Gestalten Verlag), Motion (2008, experimental), Hausbau (2008, free, experimental), Minimeter (2008, free ruler-themed font, for Neo2), Archiv (2008-2010), Goodbye (2009).
Together with Clovis Valois, he set up Nouvelle Noire in 2012 in Zurich. At Nouvelle Noire, he published Rekja (2011) and Medien (2011).
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.
Graphic designer in Ann Arbor, MI. Her hipster typeface Tatter was created in 2014 as part of a typography course at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her design studies in Singapore, Audy Irwantoro created an experimental typeface, Traveller (2013), that is based upon the road map of the city country.
Freaky Typeface (2013) is a collaborative experimental school project of Aurélien Guerout and Michael Descharles at Ecole d'Art Maryse Eloy under the supervision of Eva Kubinyi and Jean Widmer. Aurélien lives in Montreal.
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 a project called Hacking Habitat (2015), they combined Arial Black and Times into a hybrid typeface.
AVMC Studios (London) created a Water font and a Crystal font in 2013---both are experimental and are based on digital images of water and crystals. It is part of the AVMC Group in London. Other typefaces include Hyperion (2013, oriental simulation), Crius (2013), and Uranus (2013, experimental). [Google] [More] ⦿
The students of arts and design at HfG Karlsruhe present their work in 2008: Amoto (Nadja Schoch), Barbarossa (Peter Stahmer: grunge), Cirrus (Antonia Huber: liquid style), Fourty Five Degrees (Emanuel K: octagonal), Hopfen (Martin Borst: display sans), Letrix (Miriam Bauer: modular octagonal), Lokomo (Claudia Kappenberger: experimental), Mayfield Display, Monta (Stefanie Miller), Moto Moto (Piero Glina: octagonal), Nancy (Masa Busic: art deco), Oceanic (Simone Gier: rounded techno), Platine (Lise Naujack: multiline, inspired by chip wiring), Pluk (Simon Roth: poster stencil), Quitt (Marko Greve: experimental multiline), Sophonho (Daniel Schludi: display sans), Vahen (Nicolaz Groll: display sans).
Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental faces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces. 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.
Badson Studio is a typefoundry in Denver, CO, run by Kyle Read. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:
Bagel & Co
Japanese foundry that offers these free Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa around 2005: Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout, Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb (hexagonal), Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso, Pusab, Sushitaro, Typewrong.
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.
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] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian type and graphic designer, b. 1983. He specializes in experimental typefaces (examples: Angel, Back, Blank, Block, Flip, Flow, Game, Intercom, Iris, Length, Maze, Missing, Found, Neutral, Newt, Origami, Quilt, Shift, Soviet, Spiral, Switch, Takara, Thai, Womb, Woven). Build is a kitchen tile/stencil face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beautiful is a design studio set up by creative director Roy Poh in Singapore. He created Chair Type (2011, experimental), Vera (2011, a baby curl caps face) and Mickey (2011), a playful alphabet based on Mickey Mouse. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ben Neumann is a graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who graduated from Auckland University Of Technology (AUT). In 2015, he created the experimental typeface Athena Black. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.
Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip face La Pipo, which was published in 2011 by Die Gestalten. 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 faces 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.
Graphic designer from Singapore who created the modular typeface Avalon (2009, a FontStruct face?), as well as Origami Type (2010), SeaSpray (2010, experimental and gridded), and Neue Miedinger (2010, an interesting play on Helvetica). Home page. Another home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of these free faces that can be downloaded at Dafont:
Born in Darmstadt in 1989, Berenike is a student at the Hochschule für Gestaltung Offenbach. Behance link. Creator of an alphabet, Corner (2010). This is not a font, I think. Creator of Peek (2011, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Berserker Studio is Christopher Mooij's graphic design studio in Monterrey, Mexico. He created La Revolucion and Green in 2009. He designed the hairline geometric faces This is her type (2010) and BRSRKR (2010), and the experimental geometric faces Bibo (2010), Nova (2010) and Balla (2010). At the end of 2010, he started work on a big avant garde sans family called República Sans. Raw (2011) is a modular experimental face. Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
This is also A Hundred Dollars and a Dog (AHDAAD), located in Mainz, Germany. This studio, run jointly by Isabelle Gehrmann and Stefan Ruetz, does graphic design and art direction. Creators of some (free) experimental typefaces for Neo2 magazine in Spain. These include BERT (2006, futuristic face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Exposition on type held from 2-3 April 2006 in Sao Paulo. It included a type competition with as jury Francisco Calles Trejo, Luciano Cardinali, Juan Carlos Darias, Priscila Farias, Rubén Fontana, Vicente Lamónaca, Candelaria Moreno, César Puertas, and Rodrigo Ramírez. There were 70 laureates from over 400 submissions. Pictures.
Blaise Sumerah Kal
Blaise Sumerah Kal (was: 4Logoz)
Blaise Kal (who used to call her web presence 4Logoz) is the Dutch designer of Blzee v1.03 (2003, handwriting), BlaiseHand (2001), Blaise (experimental, 2001), Crashed Scoreboard, Amsterdam (2001, pixel imitation), and Blame My Parents. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who was first in New York City and later in Venice, CA. Artist who sells via YouWorkForThem. He designed several interesting typefaces in 2008 such as Figo (experimental Spanish-style face), Penny (hand-drawn), Dubby, Circus Maximus, and Boar. Farnum (2010) and Clairemy (2010) are hand-printed EPS format alphabets. In 2012, Clairemy was also published in OpenType format. Beautifully advertized in gonzo style: Hand-drawn in the night air with a DC-3 propeller blade, YWFT Clairemy is 327 glyphs of pure, bistromathic glory, and contains OpenType alternates that would make DeGaulle perm his moustache. York (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface family that can be used to layer and create 3d effects.
French graphic designer who has a BA from La Cambre in Brussels, and an MA from the Royal College of Art, London, 2012. Her MA project involved the development of seven handwriting typefaces (called Blanche) to be used in email. This was done together with Stina Gromark. She also created an experimental typeface called Typemotif (2012).
Manolo Guerrero (Blue Typo, San Luis Potosi, Mexico) is the Mexican creator of Deconstructa (2005, grunge), Hybrid Screen (2005), and Optica (2008, an opart or optical illusion texture face). Optica won an award at TDC2 2009 and a grand prize at Tipos Latinos 2010 (in the experimental type category) and can be bought at MyFonts under the Cocijotype label. Optica is a tribute to Colombian artist Omar Rayo's optical art.
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 1934 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).
In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).
His 2008 faces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif faces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).
Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.
Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.
In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen 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).
Sankt Augustin, Germany-based creator (b. 1981) of the pixel typeface BOODASDREIECKE (2007): all the pixels are in fact small triangles. He also designed BOODAS.DE|Subtract (2007, negative octagonal), My (2007), Boodas.de|My|Regular (2007, octagonal, free), Redhead (2007, geometric, experimental), Bourier (2007, like Courier with bowls filled in and frills added), Slimbo (2008, hairline geometric). All his fonts are free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer of the experimental font PT Duetto (2001-2002, Paratype).
Design studio in Buenos Aires. Behance link. Their typefaces are mostly on commission for certain packaging or identity projects. These include Familia (2010, leaf and tree-themed all caps face), Goma (2010), Exagon (2010), some types for Atypica (2010) and Lucchetti (2010). Zero (2011) is a great striped logo face. [Google] [More] ⦿
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). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican graphic designer, b. 1986, who lives in Hermosillo. He created a number of typefaces, some of which are free. Also known as Fractal Eye.
The list of fonts, all made between 2006 and 2008: Tulip, Fragments of Eter (2007, upright connected paperclip script), Next Level (display sans), Ironbeauty, Esquizofrenia (grunge), Nü, Yellow Move (a great art deco sans), The King and Queen (2007, grunge medieval calligraphy), Foelia (dot matrix), Ank (2007, grungy sketch face), Nü Creactivo 2008 (spurred Western face), Further, One and Four, Quiñók (2007, experimental), Defekto (2007, gothic), Mondula (more calligraphic grunge).
During his studie at Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY, Tyler Fields designed the experimental typeface 5ive-Se7en (2014), which was inspired by 1980's rockband logos, and type styles such as Babyteeth and Glaser Stencil by Milton Glaser. [Google] [More] ⦿
Branislav S. Cirkovic
Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW markets these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.
Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).
MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a roman typeface by Schneider0, 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).
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:
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] ⦿
Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013).
In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Bruno La Versa codesigned Cocobiker (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Cocobiker (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Lisbon. He created the modular experimental typeface Pista (2010), which is based on sections of model car race tracks, and could be considered prismatic or op-art. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Jeroen Krielaars (Calango) is a Dutch web designer in Amsterdam who made an animated prismatic geometric typeface called Moshun (2010). Krielaars created Moshun using the program Adobe After Effects in less than three days. Buy it exclusively from HypeForType.
In 2011, he teamed up with Maria Jose Torrero Heredia from Mexico to create the latest addition to the typeface collection, Binary 2.0 (experimental and very modular). Typogami is another layered animated font made in 2011.
In 2012, Jeroen created Webster, an animated font described as fllows: Webster is an extensive animated typeface with a nerdy look. It comes with uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation and special characters. All together it counts over a 150 glyphs. With 13 customizable features, you can create over a gazillion looks. That's right, over a gazillion!
In 2014, Jeroen codesigned 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.
Beautiful (programmed) experimental letters derived from fonts. This is based on the Masters Thesis in Digital Arts, obtained in 2005 by the Catalan designer Ricard Marxer Piñón, 2006. For this, he wrote the "Geomerative" library of programs, which includes a truetype importer and interpreter.
During his graphic design studies at Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, Scotland-based Cameron Gibson created Ferro (2015) and writes about this 3d experimental typeface: Ferro is a typeface made up of strong Neodymium Magnets and Ferrofluid. Cameron also created Connectivity (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator in Brisbane, Australia, of Chromatic Typeface (2012).
Carini Type Foundry
Carini Type Foundry is Michael Genova's experimental type foundry. Two free fonts, Handsom (1997, sign language font) and Adler (1997, an old typewriter font), both in type 1 and truetype formats. Artistic page design. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch designer who lives in Alphen aan den Rijn. She experimented in type design and produced typefaces like Leestekens (2012: glyphs constructed on the basis of punctuation only) and Warburg (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
From 2009 until 2012, Carolina Dahl studied at HDK, the School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden. She experimented in 2013 with monoline typefaces. One Unit Typeface (2013) is based on sticks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oakland, CA-based designer (b. 1975) at FontStruct in 2008 of the smudged typefaces Smudge New Roman and Chinese Chairs, as well as the experimental faces Navajo Blankets, Progesterone, Guru Blackletter (Indic font simulation), June Cleaver (dot matrix), Sugandha Shringar (Indic font simulation), Aravinda Incense Sticks (more Indic font simulation) and Guru Saksha (still more Indic simulation). Wayang Kulit (2008, caps only) was inspired by Javanese shadow puppets. Dafont link. Graffiti fonts made by him in 2008: Professional Muse, Gladiator Cruel. On the side he runs a business selling pin-up calendars. Fontsy link. Home page. Full name Casey Castille Nassberg (nee Shelton). [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Australian-born graphic design student at Manchester Metropolitan University. She created the experimental typeface Bang (2012).
Charles S. Wilkin
During her studies at L'Ecole de Design Nantes Atlantique in Nantes, France, Charline Finster created the inky typeface Knochen (2014) and an experimental alphabet called Crease (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paris-based designer who graduated in 2013 from Université Paris-Est with a Masters in innovation, design, luxe. During a workshop mentored by Laure Boer and Sebastian Bissinger of the Berlin-based Bank Studio, Charlotte created the experimental geometric typeface La Déco (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at Esadhar, Bordeaux, France-based Charlotte Utrecht created Absence (2014, a minimalist sans typeface), lakof (2015, drug-fueled typeface), BW (2015, deco sans), and Delusion (2015, multistroke font also designed under the influence of drugs). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Agoura Hills, CA. Creator of some experimental typefaces in the period 2012-2014.
Located in New York, Chris holds an MFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design, and an undergraduate degree in Architecture from UC Berkeley. Creator of Gauze (2009), Clique (2009, ultra-geometric), Hoop (2009, Helvetica on bubbles) and Mr Aves (2009; an ornithological spoof of Mrs. Eaves). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sydney-based designer of the custom typeface Euclid (2012), which is inspired by Oliver Byrne's The First Six Books of the Elements of Euclid. Aka Lumiko.
Kansas City, MO-based architect and photographer, who created a 3D typeface in 2011.
German designer who is now located in Chicago, IL. For a club night in Frankfurt, she created the straight-edged techno typeface Sexpol (2014). For KISD Gala 2012, she designed an experimental geometric solid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Coauthor with Steven Heller in 2000 of "Letterforms: Bawdy, Bad and Beautiful: The Evolution of Hand-Drawn, Humorous, Vernacular, and Experimental Type", Watson-Guptill, New York. Christine Thompson, designer at the New York Times on the Web since the site's inception in 1995, has won multiple awards for her work in interactive media. She lives in New York. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator in Chesterfield, UK. He created the experimental typeface Yatagan (2009). Xone (2009) is a geometric typeface inspired by shapes and children's building blocks. Flux (2009) is a hand-set typeface created in response to creative writing about time and reality. The multiline Flux Deux followed in 2012. Yatagan (2012) is an oddly-curved monoline typeface.
Finnish art director Brian Kaszonyi is the designer of CircusRootbeer, Circus Robot and Circus Mouse (1992). Co-designer with Tomi Haaparanta of the FUSE95 experimental font FutuRoman. Codesigner with Peter Kaszonyi of CircusRex (1993). All these fonts are still available from FontHaus. Codesigner with Tomi Haaparanta and Klaus Haapaniemi of the 15-font War family in 1999-2000.
Helvetica Neue Serif is a custom version of Helvetica Neue that was designed for Finnish pulp and packaging giant Stora Enso.
In 2013, in cooperation with Tomi Haapranta, he created a decomposed monoline layered text face, Tee Franklin.
Ciscu Design (Barcelona) created the display typeface No and the experimental typeface Pixelated Stripes in 2014. Its designer, Ciscu Gomez Garcia, studied at ESDI in Barcelona in 2014.
Ciscu Gomez Garcia
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Type designer from Modena, Italy, b. 1969. Designer of these fonts:
Belgian designer (b. 1962) who lives in Brussels where she taught (teaches?) at the École supérieure des arts visuels de La Cambre and at the École supérieure de l'image. Her fonts were published by 2Rebels in Montreal, and by FontHaus in the USA. Her fonts are experimental and geometric in nature.
Some creations: Billes (1995), Boulbar (1995), Boules (1996), BubbleBath (1996), Craaac (1996) Caaarc (1996), Design, Douff, Graphic, Handex (1995; an alphading based on fists), Inbetween (1996), Lines (1994), Lolo (1992, funny figurines), Minimex (1996), Modern (1996), Perles (1995), StencilFull (1997), StencilFullBraille (1997).
She is most famous for her avant-garde geometric fonts Alpha Bloc (1994) and Alpha Geometrique (1994) published by Font Bureau. Alpha Geometrique Compact, for example, is a Bauhaus style stencil face.
During a course at ERG in Brussels, Coline Caillier created the free font ARC Old Standart (2014, OFL). This typeface is based on Alexey Kryukov's Old Standard TT (2006-2008). In 2015, she designed the experimental modular typeface Origami. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design collective in Besançon, France, est. 2012, consisting of graduates in the Masters program of the École des Beaux-Arts de Besançon. Their typeface creations:
David Bennewith runs Colophon in Auckland, New Zealand. He created a few experimental typefaces in 2003-2004: Concorde (a diamond shape pattern font), Mobile Carrion (Courier-style face) and Pukeko. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Delahunty is convinced beyond a reasonable doubt that code/programming can add a fresh element to design. He used a program to create experimental glyphs in an imaginary alphabet, Alphabreak. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Compunabula (2015), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella), Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
Manuel Corradine was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering; related to German expressionism), 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).
UK-based designer in 2008-2009 of the free fonts ABC (using arcs of circles), UNC (2008, gorgeous multiline headline face), Getting Blocky (geometric, abstract), London 2012 (based on the font of the Olympic Games), Fox Font (extremely simple monoline sans), Artree (2008, hairline geometric monoline sans), myfoxhandwritenItalic (2008, sic), Moraz (2008, experimental titling font), WeWant (2008, hand-printed), Kylie Baker (2009, soft techno avant garde face), My Handwriting, Contempory (2008, elegant avant-garde sans), Alta (2008, hand-printed geometric sans experiment), GettingBlocky (2008, experimental), MyFox (2008, simp0le sans), and Everyone (aka London2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Craig Ward is a British graphic designer and art director wjho moved to New York City in 2009, where he set up Words and Pictures in 2011. In 2015, he created the experimental typeface Fe203, and wrote: To form the glyphs, a tiny amount of ferrofluid was placed between two glass plates and subjected to a combination of spinning vertical and horizontal magnetic fields. The result is an array of complex hieroglyphics and shapes - each one as unrepeatable as a snowflake - that simultaneously call to mind ancient indigenous markings or symbols from science fiction.
Designer of nice typographic examples, such as his Hairy Futura (2008). He designed the fat didone display typeface Lovechild (2009) and the spurred typeface Killer (2013). Other typefaces: Go Vote (2012, a brush poster and modular typeface for the American elections), Dark White (didone), Epitaph (alchemic), NM Serif (2015, for the branding of Dior's new perfume, Sauvage).
Experimental typography by Cranbrook Academy of Art students:
Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Raphigraphy, a dot matrix font based on a proposal by Louis Braille from 1839. Other creations: Just1s (concept font), Just1s Times 4, Moon 3x3 Square (Latin alphabet for partially sighted people after William Moon (1818-1894)), Moon 4x4 Thin, Geascript (squarish), QWERTY, Daumen, Daumen 9, 7seg (LCD font), 5x7int (pixel face). His Albers is a remake of Schablonenschrift by Albers (1920s). [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Pablo A. Medina designs all fonts at Cubanica Fonts in New York. He is a Communication Design professor at Parsons the New School for Design and lives in the East Village of New York City. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art. MyFonts page.
Cubanica fonts: Medina Gothic (2005, a clean sans family), Diablitos (2011), Calaveras (2011), Sailor Gothic (2003), Imbalance (2002, an experimental sans), North Bergen (1996, a vernacular sans), Cuba (1996, 3d signage typeface based on a sign for the restaurant La Flor de Cuba on Bergenline Avenue in Union City, New Jersey), Vitrina (1996, connected lettering signage face), 1st Avenue, Sombra, 24hrs, Union Square (a bold stitching font), Calaveras (2011, based on a signage style in Buenos Aires called Fileteado), and Marquee. At Plazm, he made First Avenue (Plazm, 2000, based on an old metal neon sign) and Vitrina.
Czech Design and Typography (studio experimentalniho design)
Dadakool (or DK) was founded by Parisian Gregory Flajszer and Padovan Alex Mazzuccato Mezzoccoli in 2005, after they met each other during their studies in Paris. They created the 3d experimental faces DK01 (2005) and DK Stencil (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss designer Bruno Maag (b. Zürich) founded Dalton Maag in 1991, and set up shop in Brixton, South London. He serves the corporate market with innovative type designs, but also has a retail font line. Ex-Monotype designer Ron Carpenter designs type for the foundry. In the past, type designers Veronika Burian and fabio Luiz Haag have worked for Dalton Maag. A graduate of the Basel School of Design, who worked at Stempel and was invitedd by Rene Kerfante to Join Monotype to start up a custom type department. After that, he set up Dalton Maag with his wife Liz Dalton. He has built the company into a 40-employee enterprise with offices in London, Boston, Brazil, Vienna and Hong Kong.
Fonts sold at Fontworks, and through the Bitstream Type Odyssey CD (2001). At the ATypI in 2001 in Copenhagen, he stunned the audience by announcing that he would never again make fonts for the general public. From now on, he would just do custom fonts out of his office in London. And then he delighted us with the world premiere of two custom font families, one for BMW (BMWType, 2000, a softer version of Helvetica, with a more virile "a"; some fonts are called BMWHelvetica), and one for the BMW Mini in 2001 (called MINIType: this family comprises MINITypeRegular-Bold, MINITypeHeadline-Regular, MINITypeHeadline-Bold, MINITypeRegular-Regular).
Other custom faces: Tottenham Hotspur (2006), Teletext Signature (by Basten Greenhill Andrews and Dalton Maag), Skoda (Skoda Sans CE by Dalton Maag is based on Skoda Formata by Bernd Möllenstädt and MetaDesign London), UPC Digital, BT (for British Telecommunications), Coop Switzerland (for Coop Schweiz), eircom, Lambeth Council, Tesco (2002), PPP Healthcare, ThyssenKrup (Dalton Maag sold his soul to these notorious arms dealers; TK Type is the name of the house font), Co Headline (2006), Co Text (2006, now a commercial font), Telewest Broadband, Toyota Text and Display (2008), TUIType, HPSans (for Hewlett-Packard, 1997). His custom Vodafone family (sans) (2005) is based on InterFace. In 2011, Dalton Maag created Nokia Pure for Nokia's identity and cellphones, to replace Erik Spiekermann's Nokia Sans (2002). The Nokia Pure typeface has rounder letters, and is simultaneously more legible and more rhythmic.
In 2010, the Dalton Maag team consisted of Bruno Maag and David Marshall as managing and operations directors, and Vincent Connare as production manager. The type designers are Amélie Bonet, Ron Carpenter, Fabio Haag, Lukas Paltram and Malcolm Wooden.
Typefaces at Dalton Maag from 2014 include Soleto (a simple sans) and Prometo (an organic stressed sans). Soleto (Bruno Mello, Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva and Ron Carpenter) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2014, Bruno Maag, Ron Carpenter, Fernando Caro and Rafael Saraiva codesigned the rounded organic sans typeface Oscine (Dalton Maag).
In 2015, Kindle picked Bookerly by Dalton Maag for their typeface.
Interview in 2012 in which he stresses that typefaces should above all be functional.
Damian Kidd (UK) created the optical effect font Nucleus (2011). Each letter is created from 360 seperate spikes that all link to the centre. Printing at different sizes causes distortion so that the type typeface always seems different. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan Heron (Manchester, UK) explains his experimental typeface Kittinger (2013): Inspired by Colonel Joseph Kittinger and his record-breaking skydive from 31,300m in 1960. The letter forms are based on the outlines of buildings seen from above, referencing the view Kittinger had as he fell to earth.
Dan Hoopert (UK) created the Wire typeface in 2012, a 3d type project. While not a digital font, it is nevertheless a feat to be able to fit wires in three dimensional space to make these letters. What we need now is digital font technology to follow up on his idea so that we can rotate and turn 3d letters at will. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan Sayers (aka iotic) is an app developer and software engineer, who studied mathematics at Oxford from 1994 until 1998, and evoluionary systems at Sussex from 2008 until 2010.
He designed La Avería en El Ordenador (2011, OFL), an average of all 725 fonts on his computer. The fontfamily was split into Avería, Avería Sans and Avería Serif. Now, this may seem like a simple thing, but it is not! He took almost a year to complete this task, giving it a lot of thought. In the process, he created Font Path Viewer, a free web app for viewing the font outlines (with control points) of all fonts on one's system. He did the following clever thing: each font contour was split into 500 equal pieces (a serious exercise for Bezier fanatics), numbered from 1 to 500, and all 500 positions were averaged (over the fonts on his system) to obtain Avería. Interpolations between fonts have been attempted before (see Superpolator, or Font Remix), but to have it automated in this way is quite another achievement. More images of Avería: i, ii, iii.
Averia Serif Libre (2012) exists in six styles, and there are also the Averia Libre, Averia Sans Libre and Averia Gruesa Libre families. These are available from Google Web Fonts.
So, here is my small request for Dan: build an on-line tool, based on the Bezier outline cutting principle you pioneered, for interpolating between two typefaces. The user would submit two fonts, and the interpolation would be shown on the screen after a couple of seconds. I am sure you can do it!
Designer in Haifa, Israel, who created an experimental font based on mouth movemens in 2013, called Phonetica.
Dandm3 is the design place of Deirdre Idema (Irish born) and Maarten Idema. Maarten was a student at the KABK in Den Haag from 2003-2004. He designed Pam (2004), a typefaces specifically crafted for street maps, as well as the experimental typeface Before. Unclear if Maarten is Dutch, Irish or Kiwi. [Google] [More] ⦿
German graphic designer who has his own studio. He created the (free) experimental font family Drebiek (2008) around the theme of the triangle, the morbidly obese Diet-Fat (2008), Cartoons Abstract (2009), the monoline Cinga (2009), the experimental Boss M (2009), the art deco stencil typeface Trage Keinen Namen (2008) and the simple handwriting typeface Berger&Berger Caps (2009). One can also download a font tool called Typometer. At Dafont, he calls himself Dundeee.
Union City, NJ-based creator of the multilined caps typeface Nu Alpha (2012) and the experimental multiline typeface November (2012). He moved to Orlando, FL, to study at Full Sail University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Assistant Professor in the Department of Art & Art History, University of Utah, in Salt lake City.
As Fugitiveglue at FontStruct, he made Allemande (2010), and Havre (2009, gridded), as well as the more experimental Luggage Lifter (2010), Root Canal (2010), Unexamined Zipper (2009) and Gawe (2010). Routeo (2010) is art nouveau, and Ampul (2010) simulates Arabic.
Perforane is a heavy mechanical/octagonal unicase typeface, while Guasco (2012) is a curly high-contrast face. Perforance became the basis of a large family of fonts, like PERF Blur (textured face), PERF Glow, PERF Solid, PERF Solid 3D, PERF Knockout 3D, PERF Punch1 3D, PERF Punch3 3D, PERF Punch1, PERF Punch2, Cuevita (2012).
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Daniel Justi graduated in Graphic Design and specialized in Art Direction by Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo. He currently works as a book cover designer and graphic projects for books and magazines.
His typefaces: Farloni (2013, monospaced, quirky, and inspired by typewriters), Darling (2013, an opentype-programmed informal decorative sans, perhaps for children's books), Arnica (2010, minimalist geometric), Silent Light (2009, monoline sans), Ataxia (2010, a text family that should hold up well in small sizes), Mood Type (a modular type experiment), Jsans (2009, an open sans family), and Jslab (2009, a slab counterpart).
Photographer in Chenhassen, MN, who made a pixel typeface and Five Day Font (hand-printed: overlay of his handwriting over five consecutive days) in 2012. Personal web site. Trailhead (2012) is a pseudofont made from sticks and ropes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance graphic designer in Los Angeles. Behance link. She got a BFA in Graphic Design from California State University of Long Beach (2012).
Prague-based designer of Bubblegum Font (2012, +Outline, Spatial, BigLine, Line, Normal), CEP (2010, an experimental typeface influenced by in-ear headphones), and Oxalis (2012, highly experimental family).
Designer from Chicago, IL, who is now in New York City. Home page. Creator of the Western typeface in the Italian style, called Umidità 1832 (2009), about which Darren writes: This re-interpretation of an 1832 wood cut by Caslon was created for the Spring 2009 edition of the literary-arts journal Ninth Letter.
With Will Miller, he created the structural experimental typeface Skky (2011).
Icelandic graphic designer. In 2008, during a course called Holy Geometry at the Academy of the Arts in Iceland, he created the geometric modular typeface Rotunda. In 2009, he made the sans headline face Vesuvio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian illustrator and designer. Creator of JPO (2012), a squarish typeface named after the event it was created for, les Journées Portes Ouvertes des Gobelins. He also made Irregular (2012, a paper cutout face), History (2012), an experimental typeface that uses various layers of overlays. Tribu (2012) is hand-drawn. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies, Valenciennes, France-based Dath Hugo created the round display typeface Slot (2014), the austere typeface family Bauhaus (2014), aand the experimental organic sans font Mobius (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin, Germany-based designer of Moe (2015, decorative hipster caps), Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
Australian who made several typefaces between 2009 and 2012, some of which are freely downloadable in EPS format. He created the alchemic typeface Framework in 2012. Shortcut (2012) is a minimalist experimental typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Neustadt ("saberrider") is the designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental fonts Eye Pain, Colorblind, Big Blue (like IBM's stripes), Cord, Fontsract (a nice stencil face, based on piano keys), Dice (great; based on an idea of Daniel Pelavin, 1996), Blux (liquid crystal), Blockiger (octagonal), athletica (athletic lettering), divided (two lines, octagonal), edgewalker (heavy slab serif), geomatrix (filled-in letters), olympica. Other creations include Picto People (2008, a great people figure dingbat font), Carmack (2008, octagonal), Pluto (2008, white on black), Pluto Lowercase, Arena Berlin (2008), Katja (2008), Average (2008), Unbalanced (2008), Solido (2008, based on Ata Syed's FS Minimal), Noise (2008, grungy school letters), and Diagonalis (2008, diagonally striped letters).
In 2009, he added Hexastruct, Curvy, Genero (fat face), Plagiacotti (Western saloon font, based on Manicotti, 2007, by David Jonathan Ross), Rasterman (+Bold) (gray effect fonts), Krummbein, Cohen, Mister N (handwriting), Monobono (shadow face), Letter Case, Mikado (3d-stroke font), Boulder (ultra-fat), Night Shift (semi-stencil), Tuvalua, Ripper (fat, counterless), Poff, Blackstruct (blackletter), Borders and Borders2 (outlines of countries).
Typefaces from 2010: Squeeze, Puncture (dot matrix outlined), Yobbo (condensed, counterless).
David Ramsay Jr. studied at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, class of 2013. Creator of the free display font Wind Tunnel (2013). The free experimental font Cutupica (2013) was created by taking capitals from Helvetica Bold, diving each character into quadrants, and rotating opposing quadrants 180 degrees.
German designer of the experimental modular typeface Konstata (2013).
Student of Academy of Fine Arts of Bologna, who was born in Trento, Italy. He is heavily into sup-fitting geometric experimental typefaces that flirt with the optical limits. One example is his NMTCS typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Christian Lang is a designer from Graz in Austria. He studied Information Design at the University of Applied Sciences in Graz. Home page. In 2010, he went commercial at MyFonts as dayflash. His first faces there were Signque (2010, a monoline geometric sans that uses only lines and pieces of circles), Rotundus, Rotundus Rounded (2010) and Pandtos (2010, elliptical).
Author of "abcdefg" [a better constraint driven environment for font generation] (1989 Raster Imaging and Digital Typography conference, pp. 54-70), as employee of Xerox PARC. She describes an experimental system that automates the generation of letters in a font from four master characters (o, h, p and v). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mathias Doblhammer (DeeAit) is a graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna, His typefaces include Benchmark (2007), Fashion Victim (2009, hairline avant-garde face), Bowler (2008, rounded and ultra-fat), and Lazy Fox (2009, connected octagonal experiment). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eric Eaton is a graduate from the California College of Arts and Crafts, San Francisco, CA (1997). He is a design director at Wired Digital in San Francisco, since 1996. He has made some experimental fonts (not downloadable): Bricks Are is a 2001 take on Akzident Grotesque, JAT is a 2000 serif face. Deliberately (2001) is a stencil face, Labyrinth (1999) is the ultimate pixel face, 3 by 3. Popva (1993) is based on a version of a logo for the City of New York (Street Cinema). [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor in Oakland, CA, who made DM/LM (2012: ultra black), dm Subfour (2012, experimentally vertically striped typeface), dm Streamline (2012), dm Clas (2012), dm New Humanist (2012), dm Blockd (2012), dm Scythe (2012), dmcm Erebus (2012, counterless), dm Kronos (2012), dm Parkway (2012, art deco), dm Parkway 3 (2012, for the Oakland Parkway Theater), dm Parkway 2 (2012), dm Xu (pixel face), dm E dim (2012), dm E light (2012), dm Eiros (2012, +Aliens, +Typicals, +Unrecognisables), dm Pop (2012), dm Informe 00 (2012), dm Solidus (2012), dm Me (2012, stencil), dm Nova (2012), dm Supernova (2012, a condensed piano key face), dm S 1 (sans), dm Spira (2012), dm Minium (2012, a jungle face), and the powerhouse slabs dm Banx10 (2012), dm Banx 11 (2012), dm Metrigue (2012, blackletter), dm Istruct (2012, pixel face), dm Wharf (2012), dm Solidis (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: dm Yes, dm Legimono.
Brooklyn, NY-based graphic designer, who also claims Norfolk, VA, as his home. He deconstructed a hairdryer---its pieces made up the glyphs of Split Ends (2011). About Silverback (2011), he says: Using the economical downturn of 2008 as a point of inspiration, I created a font that captured historical monetary references and personal feelings toward Wall Street. I studied old stock certificates and began to simplify the forms. Keeping the design cold and intimidating, I included nods to razor blades and the illuminati.
He made the copperplate-look typeface Thick Block (2012) for the upstart Brooklyn restaurant The Brooklyn Sandwich Society.
Still in 2012, he combined the copperplate and Western signage styles in his Applewine typeface.
In 2013, he created the Venetian typeface Stonewall Roman. He will extend this elegant and promising typeface to a full-fledged family in 2014.
Ragehaus is the web presence of Derek and his wife Kim.
New York City-based graphic designer, who has worked in London. Behance link. In 2010, he created the Model T Ford Face (2010), a typeface based on bent frames of glasses. The Porsche sunglasses led to Porsche Carrera Rear Ended (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)
Canadian graphic designer and creative director Bob Beck has been living in the Montreal area since 1995. In 1999, he set up Dialekt Design. His typographic oeuvre is extensive:
Graphic designer in Trier, Germany. Creator of Olivia Regular (2013, a retro script), Font Attic (2013, experimental typeface), Timeline (2013) and Frieda (2013, a hand-printed typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro who graduated in 2011 from the College of Digital Design, Instituto Infnet. He created the intriguing square-shaped experimental font Cubica2 in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Diego Negrete Olmedo
Creator (b. 1988) of a geometric type family in 2009. He is based in Santiago, Chile, where he studied type design at the University of Chile and runs a graphic design and photo illustration business. Techno font made in 2009 according to strict geometric rules. Hetilica (2009) is a free shop signage font. Halfway (2009) is a free experimental typeface in which half of the strokes are missing. Link at Tipos de Cartagua, where one can download Hetilica. Scans of Unnamed Font 2 (2010): i, ii.
Spanish language foundry. Sells Chill Out (organic sans), Newine, Predec (experimental serif placement), Corporation (organic italic sans), Galas (outline headline face), Literal (display), Metropolis (octagonal style), Tecno Funk (grunge), Baldosas (3d cubes, stacked), Klee, Overexpose Bi (grunge), Overexpose Tri (grunge), Air Bag (grunge). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tomar, Portugal-based designer of the angular typeface Aga (2011), Alpha (2011, sci-fi), Espasmo (2011, futuristic and triangular, in 22 weights: Ten Dollar Fonts), Espasmo Hand (2011, a curvy version), Ladoni (2011, an angular version of Bodoni), the futuristic monoline typeface Omega (2011), and of the very experimental families Xing Xang Xung (2011) and Que (2011). In 2011, he started a commercial foundry.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Waffle, Nice Shot (target alphading face), Plumstruct (a beautiful partition face), Roadblock, and Mthr Fckr (stencil, +Alt). In 2009, we find Trouble and Stripe (vertical stripes), Quarterback (athletic lettering face), Fuzz (experimental texture face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Metric, Fourmat, Mongol Metric (squarish), Volume Metric (3d), Volume Metric (+LO, +HI, 3d faces), Archityped (based on Bayer's Architype), Subbed Station, Neo Modul (counterless), Heffer (counterless), Perfd (dot matrix), South Central Swiss, Jaunt, Checkout II, Kurrupttd, Checkout, Container ISO Regular, Perfd Regular (pixelish), Lost Outline Condensed (pixel face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Korruptica (Helvetica grungified), Aurora (+II), Beagle (blackletter), Yoga, Trouble and Stripe, Roadblock. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Tarifa, Spain, b. 1980, who studied at the University of Barcelona. Behance link. Creator of the experimental typeface Drops (2010), which can be bought at HypeForType. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A resident of Peterborough, UK, graphic designer Dominic Le-Hair created Ribbon (2009, multiline caps), Tribbon (2009, a free layered font family that can be tested here), Frankenface (2009) and Clipper (2009, experimental). Spykado (2009) is an electric-discharge-meets-Luc's-hair font. Hyaline (2010) is a bicolored affair---letters only appear after overlaying colored glyphs. Gas Alphabet (2013) emulates a gas furnace.
Graphic designer and typographer in Toronto. In 2009, she created the experimental geometric typeface Kolo (This typeface design was inspired by tin can pull tabs. Thank you chicken of the sea.), the cool Newmar (Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.), and the curly display face Gallnut (gallnut---a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.). Home page. About Newmar, she writes: Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.
Creative studio in Barcelona run by Jimmie Zu. In 2013, they published Loopita Complex, the hexagonal display typeface Hexelia, the alchemic Benet Doble Line, the free alchemic typeface DOS Amazigh, the experimental typeface Tipos Dobles, and the compass-and-ruler typeface Sensilist. Rainbow is a fun display typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Magnetype (experimental typeface).
Malaysian-born graphic designer (b. 1983), who works out of Shanghai. Behance link. In 2009, he created the experimental grungy typeface Between Skin for issue No.6 of Territory magazine, in collaboration with Chris Wong. [Google] [More] ⦿
They say that DTM stands for Dan Tha man. This site is a spoof of more serious business sites and seems to be located in Krommenie, The Netherlands. Behance link.
Creator of the Zipper font in 2010. In 2011, they created Oh My Goth (a gothic face) and Alphabeetje (multiline face). In 2012, the paperclip typeface Ester was published. In 2013, they created a 3d alphabet called Inside Job. Mr. Right (2014) is a multiline script typeface influenced by Rechtman (1992, David Rakowski).
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 faces: 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 faces), 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 faces), DF Game Over (2011, sketched face), DF Scheurze (2012, a great fat rough stencil face).
Typefaces from 2015: DF Charlie Go (free typeface designed immediately after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris), DF Park (experimental font started in 2013, originally made to dress up the facades of a food exhibition).
Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
E-a-t (experiment and typography) is a joint Czech and Slovak enterprise that through publications and exhibitions tries to increase the visibility of Czechoslovak type design. Exhibitions in 2004 include Brno and Prague. In 2005, one is planned in Bratislava. Review by Dan Reynolds.
Puebla-based Mexican designer of the liquid typeface Cell Zero, El Chalán, Morphosys, the experimental typeface Euphoria and the system font typeface A6, mentioned here. His faces also include PS BellyBoy, PS Iskra (thin geometric) and PS La Morena. Creator of the free sans typeface PS Isomatriz (2009). Award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010 for his experimental typeface Ps Pronts OS29. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Mexico City (b. 1983), Edgar seems to be based in Dubai now. He designed the futuristic typeface Neutronium (2009). He created the experimental faces Kooler o Normal (2009), Naujoks Love (2009) and Edgarpiramide (2009) and the comic book typeface Jeronimo Cartoon (2009). Abstractfonts link. Additional link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican graphic designer who graduated from SAE Institute Mexico and who is based in Ecatepec. His posters and covers can be found here and here. He has made some techno and experimental fonts, such as "Techy". With Pablo Impallari, he made the basic rounded monoline sans typeface Terminal Dosis Light (2010). Posters of Dosis were made in 2013 by Maylen Leita in Buenos Aires. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer and prolific type designer who runs Graphic Design Firm. Since 2005, he has been teaching typography together with Marcela Romero and Pablo Cosgaya at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. Behance link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Google Plus link. Interview by MyFonts. His typefaces, haphazardly organized:
Effektive (Greig Anderson) practices graphic design and communication in the UK. Among its many creations are some experimental typefaces such as Circul8 (2009) and Pixel8 (2009). Behance link. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Greig graduated with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree in 2004 and previously spent 4 years working withinn the Scottish/UK design industry at multi disciplinary agency Curious (Previously CuriousOranj) based in Glasgow. Greig spent the academic year 2008-2009 in Sydney. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual communications designer in Germany. At 26plus, we can find her Amsterdam (a series of five fonts with Grachten, Vel, Huis, Fiets and Bloemen as themes, all modularly constructed from a few basic forms).
In 2012, she published the Picassonian geometric experimental typeface MeM, done together with Jakob Runge, at 26plus.
Florence, Italy-based designer of the experimental typeface Monocle (2015), which represents Elisa's eyes---the left part is sharp, while the right side is blurred. In 2015, she also designed the hairline avant garde typeface Flamingo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Multidisciplinary designer, b. Melbourne, Australia, 1984. Currently working at R/GA, New York. Creator of the experimental dot-to-dot typeface Freckles (2012).
Designer at Typolis in Antwerpen, Belgium, where she designed the experimental handwriting font Somethingels, an interesting overlap of thick and thin strokes. She also made Elsans. Els lives in Bornem. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies in Haderslev, Denmark, Emil Juul created the monoline display typeface Acacia (2012).
Saint Louis, MO-based designer of the geometric eperimental typefaces Befold (2014) and Groot (2014). Emiljo was born in Pogradec, Albania and studied at the St Louis Community College. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and illustrator at YouWorkForThem in Minneapolis, MN. Her typefaces, made ca. 2008, include Polygons, Speakeasy (handwriting), and Adelaide (script).
Emily Moore (Rochester, NY) created an experimental shadow caps typeface called Houdin (2012), based on Avenir.
Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990, London) of Mancitecture (2015, an experimental font influenced by the architecture of Manchester), the spindly handwriting typeface Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of Mancitecture (2013), Chippy Handwriting (2012), Bond Me (2012, a piano key face), Sponge (2012, a fat poster font), and Tickle Me Elmo (2012).
Aka Girl with the AWOL muse.
University of Salford link, where she participates in Salford Type Foundry.
Brussels-based designer who studied at the University of Minnesota in 2008. Home page. Creator of Three Sided Square (2008), a caps font based on a triangulation of the outlines of letters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Italian designer (b. Prato, near Florence, 1959) of Kniff (1993, Font Bureau). He lives and works in Agliana (Pistoia). He is involved in poster design, corporate imaging, and wine label design. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he described the development of the highly original and beautiful tall narrow didone typeface Kniff for logo and display purposes. For an experimental sports shirt font, one might consider his Summertime (1993). Home page, where one can savour his wine labels. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Budapest-based designer of the experimental number font Just Numbers (2012).
San Benedetto del Tronto, Italy-based graphic designer. Behance link.
Aka Quique Ollervides Uribe. After studying graphic design at the Universidad Intercontinental in Mexico City, Quique joined forces with Cha! and founded Hula+Hula, a design studio strongly influenced by uninhibited use of color, humor, odd typography and lots of hand-drawn elements. They have worked for MTV Latin America, Cartoon Network, KidRobot, Nike, Frito-Lay, L'Oreal, Televisa and various major record labels. His work has been shown and published in galleries and books from Mexico to Japan, and some of his fonts F76F73 are distributed by T26. In 2006 he co-founded KONG, Mexico's first low-brow art and design store and gallery. He taught typography at the Universidad Intercontinental during the years 1997-2006 and at CENTRO in 2006.
Designer at T-26 of Polvora (2007, T-26, a cross between old typewriter, Western, and Spanish inquisition), LED Gothic (2003, T-26) [see also here]. Designer at the Argentinian outfit SantoTipo of Los fierros and Luchita Payol (2000-2009; +LaRuda, + Tecnica). Picture. He runs the Hula Hula foundry, where he published Khaki (a clean sans face). He also made the fluid Fabio, Gú, the handwritten Ingenua, the hand dingbat typeface Mutis, Polilla, Suave, Tabique, Taka San, Urbe, the experimental typeface HH Pólvora (2006), the hookish Acerina and the blocky Bloke, shown at Tiypo.
Enrique spoke at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.
Enrique Ollervides Uribe
This is a gallery and a discussion of the fonts created by the students at ENSAD since 1997. A partial list:
Paris-based designer who created several experimental geometric typefaces in a series called Monoide (2014). He also created Butterfly Alphabet (2014) and many awe-inspiring techno illustrations. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erik Marinovich runs Friends of Type. He is the creator of some neat type posters in 2009. In 2010, he made more typographic posters. Police&Thieves (2011) is an illustrated caps alphabet (font?). FAC13 (2011) is an experimental alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Erik van Blokland
ESAL is the Ecole Supérieure d'Art de Lorraine in Metz. One can study type design there. The active group has established a site with some free fonts made by the students. The free typefaces posted in 2013 include Artemis (by Diane Rohn, 2012), Boom (by Cécile Etienne, 2012), Crypt (by Aude Schmittheisler, 2012: a squarish stencil face), Effilé (2012, by Valentin Mirouf), Escape (2012, by Estelle Bizet: a straight-edged typeface), Geomhotic (2012, by Isaline Rivery), Jyk (2012, by Jung Yoon Kim: straight-edged), Kazan (2012, a prismatic typeface by Eric Chapuis), Misenpli (2012, by Céline Kriebs: origami typeface), Morse (2012, a Morse-based typeface by Romuals Kabala), ODR (2012, a modular typeface by Audrey Pereira).
The text family Messine (2012) was created as a cooperative project in workshops at ESAL led by Alejandro Lo Celso and Jérôme Knebusch. Contributors were Céline Kriebs, Romain Gamba, Bernard Gissinger, Aude Schmittheisler, Gaía Fyot, Eric Chapuis, Francis Ramel, Audrey Perreira, Fanny Woimant and Isaline Rivery. Image of Messine Titrage. Image of Messine Quotidienne. Facebook page. Their seminar series is called Let's Type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)
Adreson V.V. de Sa (b. Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil, 1974, aka Adreson74, or: Capa da Cyberjapa) is a Brazilian designer who lives in Porto Alegre. Creator of the free experimental fonts Quadradinho (2004), Aline II (2007, sans), Garrancho (2001, handwriting), Juliana (2002), Julifesta (2002), Bebete (2007, old typewriter), Rita (2007, fuzzy dots; caps only), and Drek (2002).
In 2007, he went commercial and started Estranho Tipo (also at MyFonts). His first type family there was the condensed tall sans family Aline II (2007). This was followed by Bebete (2007, old typewriter face). Future MyFonts font: Possessa (2008-?).
Estudio Mariscal is a Barcelona-based design studio that experimented a lot with letters in designs. It created Hannover-Modern in 1996-1997 (for the World Exposition in 2000 in Hannover), available at type-o-tones. The resident type designer is Javier Mariscal. For Hannover Modern, Jose Manuel Uros developed one Egyptian style of this typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, Eugenie Kang (London, UK) and Bhavik Samani cooperated on the experimental United typeface. They used five basic shapes to draw al the letters of the Latin and Hangul alphabets. [Google] [More] ⦿
EunJee Kim, also known as Joy, has graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a BFA in graphic design, in 2012. She is actively working on her personal projects, and as a freelance graphic designer in New York. She did an experimental shaky version of Futura in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Funky Lloyd Wright (2002) is an experimental font based on Frank Lloyd Wright's ideas. Interesting quote by FLW on this page: "Television is bubble gum for the mind". Kristian Walker is Art Director at TaigMartin Advertising&Public Relations, and professor of web design at Southwest Michigan College. His home page is called Eurekaville. Other fonts: Nikolas (2002), Rattled Nerves. No downloads (yet). [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based designer of the minimalist monoline sans typeface Plastic Crowds (2013, with Marta Yarza): Inspired by old cinema marquees and by the 60s advertisements of NASA, we created this unique upper case typeface for the art collective Plastic Crowds. In 2014, she added Orchid (2014), a ball terminal typeface influenced by didone fat faces. 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 codesigned Japanica (2014, a free experimental Asian simulation typeface, with Marta Yarza).
EVCCo is the foundry of Canadian type designer E Victor-C. He created West Warp (2010), Evcial (2000, monoline geometric avant garde sans) and Chapeau (2010, experimental). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Heusden, Belgium-based creator of a modular typeface in 2013. Behance link. Maber (2013) was designed by her specifically for iPhones. Caberino (2013) is an art deco marquee typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
Norwegian type designer Marius Watz created the very nice pixel fonts Protozoan square (1996; well, this is really a squarish organic face) and Amoeba_FivePX (1996). He is part of the Norwegian group "Function", together with Halvor Bodin and Kim Hiorthøy. With the latter two, he designed F Shinjuku in 1997 in the experimental FUSE series, based on Tokyo graffiti and inspired by the hip-hop culture. In the same series, he did F Where the Dog is Buried (octagonal, with Norwegian style dingbats), also in FUSE 17 in 1997. I-Ching (1997) is a three-font dingbat series consisting of Classic, Batman and Kogu. Psychoboy (1997) is a scratchy script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)
Dirk Uhlenbrock's (b. Essen, 1964) studied communication design at BUGH Wuppertal. His typographic contributions were presented under various labels such as Signalgrau, Fontomas.com, Eyesaw, or TypeType.
His fonts: Buddies (funny dingbat font), Scrabble (1999), Pizzo (pixel font, 2000), Accient (2000), EURASIAOblique, Freak (1998), SpaceAge, Fivejive (2000), Missu (2001), T-Series (a family by Stephen Payne (UK, 2000) for Territory), XXX (1998, sexy silhouettes), Y2k (2000), Basm (family by Miguel Basm Visser, 2000), Corner-bi and Corner-mono (both by Ole Fischer for Fischer Jr Design), Persona, Creatures (dingbats by Dirk Uhlenbrock, 1998), Thaipe, Thaiga, (squaregrid (Jay Marley, 2001), Bath (Heiko Hoos, 2001), Honey (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Pinx (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Tuna Salad (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Evo (2002), EvoThin (2002), Gen3000 (2002), Gen3000Thin (2002), HanneloreOutline (2001), Hannelore (2001), MassBlack (2002), MassOutline (2002), Mass (2002), MassStriped (2002), MassThin (2002), Microbe (2002), PellegriniItalic (2002), Pellegrini (2002), PileOutline (2002), Pile (2002), Rickshaw (2002, Indic letter simulation), Swisz (2002), SwiszThin (2002), TurbonItalic (2002), Turbon (2002), Apollo9, Apollo9Italic, Bite, Blob, BlobThin, Bubble, BubbleWild, Crack, Creatures, Dennis, Dioptrin, Dna, Electrance, Frakt, Launchpad, ORAV, Paul5, Paul6, PlakatOne, PlakatTwo, Push, Rubbermaid, RubbermaidSingle, Ticker, Tubeone, Tubetwo, Tvdinner, TvdinnerFull, Ufo, UfoItalic, Yodle.
Kombi was created in 2003.
The Fontomas CD published in 2005 (40 dollars for 75 fonts) is reviewed by Yves Peters. On it, we find older fonts as well as newer ones by Dirk himself: Ove, Gen1000 (DNA style), Hannelore, Mass, Micro B, Pellegrini (script), Pile, Swisz, Turbon, Rickshow (Indic simulation).
At 14. tage der typographie in 2013, he spoke on Grafik gegen Rechts.
F25 Digital Typeface Design
Volker Busse (F25 Digital Typeface Design) is a graphic designer at Grafikkontor in Berlin.
Designer of the old typewriter simulation fonts F25 Executive (2008), F25 BlackletterTypewriter (2006), Typewriter Condensed (2007), Telegraphem (2004), Cella (2007) and Daisy Wheel (2007). He also made Am Sans (2005), which he derived from a 1960s sample of Intertype Vogue (itself a geometric and clean-lined sans, ca. 1930), and F25 Bank Printer (a MICR family, 2005).
At FontStruct, he made F25 Borderfont (2009, a multiline family including styles called Alita and Kapata), F25 Fontstruction 157 (2009, experimental), and Hidden Text 01 (2009).
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).
French designer who graduated in 2011 with a DSAA from ESDRA in Lyon. Paris-based creator of Potemkin (constructivist face), Fractions (experimental), Sex Type (fun), Frogs, Glossy Bitch (connected paint simulation face), Western Spaghetto and Face Cachée.
In 2013, he collaborated with designers Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.
In 2014, fabiel Gailleul and the Fontyou team codesigned Seawave FY.
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). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Linz, Austria, Fabienne Plangger created the experimental typefaces Silk Paper Font (2013), Old Spice (2013, a rune simulation font), Marbling (2013), Rorschach (2013) and YO (2013).
Fabrika de typos
Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2007), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.
Commercial faces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.
Face 2 Face (or: F2F)
Polish designer Alexander Branczyk, b. 1959, (Frankfurt, Germany) is the main typographer at F2F (Face 2 Face), which is based in Berlin and Frankfurt. Other participants include Stefan Hausen, Alessio Leonardi, Torsti Maier-Bautor, Thomas Nagel, Haike Dehl and Sybille Schlaich. F2F specializes in what it calls anarchistic typography. Branczyk made F2F CzykagoTrans (1995) and a few other experimental fonts, as well as Bellczyk, CZYKago-Cameo, CZYKago-Quer, OCR-Alexczyk, OCR-Bczyk, SubberlogoMini, TheczykM, MadzineScript, BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe, OCRFBeta and OCRHeike. Other designers: Thomas Nagel (ScreenScream, Shakkarakk, ElDeeCons, Madame Butterfly, Pixmix, Shpeetz, TyrellCorp), Heike Nehl (LoveGrid, Starter Kid, Lego Stoned, Twins), Alessio Leonardi (PrototipaMultipla, TagliatelleSugo, Mekanik Amente, Metamorfosi, provinciali, AlRetto, F2F TechLand, F2FAlLineato, F2FMekkasoTomanik, F2FSimbolico (1992, dingbats), Poison Flowers (1992)), Stefan Hauser (F2FBoneR, Haakonsen), Sybille Schlaich (Styletti Medium). Face2Face groups the designers of Moniteurs and xplicit ffm. Bitstream link. Alternate URL. In 2003, these designs by Alexander Branczyk appeared in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: F2FBurnoutChaos LT Std, F2FCzykago LT Std Light, F2FCzykago LT Std Semiserif, F2FCzykago LT Std Trans, F2FEntebbe LT Std, F2FFrontpageFour LT Std, F2FMadZine LT Std Dirt, F2FMadZine LT Std Fear, F2FMadZine LT Std Script, F2FMadZine LT Std Wip (1992), F2FMonakoStoned LT Std, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Regular, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Shake, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Bold, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Regular, F2FTechLand LT Std. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Buenos Aires, Facundo Beccaglia created two typefaces---an unnamed experimental blackletter typeface (2013), and Filo 74, an uncial-style display typeface (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
From their web page: "Fake I.D. is Joshua Trees and Yvan Martinez. To the disappointment of many, our design studio doesn't make phony documents. But we do make a living providing art direction and design for print and web." Joshua Trees teaches experimental typography at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA. Based in Los Angeles, CA, Fake I.D. published Ghetto Nuovo, Ghetto Vecchio and Ghetto Novissimo, which were developed in conjunction with SUGO magazine and the Venice Biennial of Visual Arts: these are free Hebrew and Latin fonts complete with numerals, punctuation, accented characters, signs and symbols. In all, 225 characters. Ghetto's naming convention refers to 16th-century Venice, Italy, home of the world's first legally separate neighborhood for Jews and its three historic areas of settlement. [Google] [More] ⦿
Family Font Mart
Free fonts by Akihiro Oya in truetype format for Mac and PC: Nishichiba, NerimaNumber, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Italic, BERLIN-REDRAIN-Regular, Canarendon-Broken, Chubu-08-Normal, G.B.BOOT, GENERAL, GUNJU (very original stencil font), Horror-Impact-B, KANEIWA-alp-regular (simulated Japanese), Logic-twenty-five-A, Logic-twenty-five-Normal, Logic-twenty-five-Q, MEN'S-COSME, MINIMALHARD, MINIMALHARD2, NAKAMURA, Overheads, R.P.G.-KATAKANA, R.P.G., TAPEMAN, Telavision, VIET-MAP-LOVE, cubic-millimeter, enikusu-HG, square-millimeter, super-detective-kids, tamio-qn6, trattorian-2, videobeast-80's, namco_regular. Two of these are katakana fonts. All of them may be classified as experimental. Many can be used at small sizes on screens ("pixel fonts").
John Baichtal (Famished.org) is the designer (b. 1971) of the art deco typeface Cronus (2002), Globe (a pixel font), Addled, Creamed Corn, 121, Boa Hamata, One Twenty One, November 14th, Peanut, Pinnacle (a deformed font), Plateau, Quigley, Skinny, Stogie, the kitchen tile typeface Abacus (2002), Equanimity Stencil (2002), Ripsaw (a Tuscan display font, 2002), Girder (2002), Equanimity Linked (2002), Faxt (2002, pixel font), Purvey Grecian (2002), Gold (2002, sans serif), Mullet (2002), Eidolon (2002), Sloth, Tourmaline (a great art deco typeface with many gorgeous ligatures), Transaction, Octuple, Mullet (2002, sans), Hellios (2002, a bitmap stencil font with spikes), Nairoby (2002, experimental), Tray (2002), and Dactylic (2003, octagonal). Some free Mac fonts are supposed to be here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Keita Soejima's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Squash, SPORTS WEAR, Portable, Cheese, Mog (2000), Plamoframe, Scooter E, Scooter J, Sportswear Sweat E, Sportswear Sweat J. Many fonts have katakana and romaji versions. Home page. Newest additions: Cartridge E, Edit E, Sponge E, Basic E, Portable E, Squash E. Mac fonts by Keita Soejima and Yo-Yo: two free Roman fonts (French Curve, Marking Marker), one Thai font (Taikana) and an experimental hiragana font (Koike) at this site run by Keita Soejima. Page at DEX Image. [Google] [More] ⦿
French graphic and type designer in Paris. Between 1997 and 2007, she created these fonts (no downloads or sales though): Simplette (sans), Anthrite (experimental), Futurenner, Machine, Insitu, Annabelle (connected upright script), Régule, Singe, Serafine, Chantilly (VAG Round style), Remix 1, Remix 2, Elico (octagonal, mechanical), Fracture, Poule (dot matrix), Texto (experimental, dot matrix). [Google] [More] ⦿
With a Bachelor's degree in design from PUC in Rio, Felipe (Rio de Janeiro, b. 1977) is involved in brand design for various companies. His Archimedes Memória typeface (2002) was created for the DBA's brand identity design. It is on the popular Bank Gothic typeface. Designer of the ultra-geometric experimental typefaces Memoria (2000), done for Power Systems Research, and Archimedes (2002), done for DBA Engenharia de Sistemas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Montevideo-based designer who created 53 PNAV in 2012, the fattest font ever, together with Nicolas Branca. This typeface was chosen for the Type and identity of 53 Premio Nacional de Artes Visuales de Uruguay (Uruguayan national arts awards).
New York-based Nicholas Felton's fonts at FELTRON: the pixel fonts Remove (OpenType), Foss (caps inspired by Icelandic writing), Whip, Amtrix S (pixel type), Megabit, Sibilance, Amtrix 4, Amtrix 5, Amtrix 6. He also made the experimental geometric typeface Shipflat (2004, T-26), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
Designer in Strasbourg, France. Behance link. Together with Anaîs Lecomte-Boinet, he took aerial pictures of the Roseraie garden behind La Maison romane in Épinal, and then developed a geometric display typeface from it, called RoseTyler (2012). That font was then used to decoarte walls of buildings, both indoors and outdors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Carmelo, Colonia, Uruguay in 1983, then based in Geneva, Switzerland, where he studied Visual Communication at the Haute Ecole d'Art et de Design, this graphic designer created the counterless geometric typeface Circ (2011), and the triangulated experimental typeface VIGA (2011). Fermin has a Bachelors degree in Industrial Design (2009). At his foundry, also called Fermin Guerrero, one can buy VIGA and MANIFESTA (2012, a De Stijl typeface).
For his Bachelors thesis at HEAD in Geneva, he created the typeface Genève (2014): In developing Genève I was inspired by the typeface used by French printer/editor/publisher Henri II Estienne in his famous book Thesaurus Linguae Graecae, published in Geneva in 1572. This typeface was brought to Geneva by Henri's father, Robert Estienne, who, before settling in Geneva and working as Calvin's printer, was the printer of France's King, François I. This typeface highly influenced the typographers and printers in Geneva at that time. Henri and Robert Estienne's work in Geneva helped it to become one of the most important cities in Europe for print and typography in the sixteenth century. Genève consists of four styles: Classique (humanist serif), Austère (geometric serif), Spontanée (humanist sans-serif) and Alternative (stencil, display version).
Graduate of the MATD program at the University of Reading, class of 2015. His graduation typeface was Exentra which was was conceived for publications promoting forward-thinking through a contemporary and experimental vision of modern culture and trends. It supports Latin, Gurmukhi and Greek. In addition, Fermin added the fat face didone / gothic mixture mixture font Black Display for applications in fashion, and the super-angular and scary Franky as sub-styles of Exentra.
Argentinian artist / painter / illustrator, b. 1966. Creator of the experimental typefaces Borges (2005), Latita (2000, organic), Ñanduti (2000), Pacífica (2000, based on Arial, the typeface used for the Iraq war declaration), Huev (2004), and Misiones. In 1984, he become Profesor Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a professor of design at Universidad Católica de Asunción, Paraguay. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fernando Forero Foundry
Fernando Forero (b. 1978, Tunja) ran EisartGraphic.com together with Weronika Kwiatkowska, and moved from Bogota to Kalisz, Wielkopolska, Poland, where he started Fernando Forero Foundry. He is now located in Warsaw, where he works as a graphic and type designer and illustrator.
Designer of Ishia Antiqua (2013, a cursive hand), Urbania (2013, a dusty face), Ilex (2012, hand-printed), Baltan (2012, a calligraphic script), Old Stamps (2011, scanbats), Boys and Girls (2011, dingbats), Aliovha (2011, a monoline elliptical sans), Old Nyleshina (2010, roughened calligraphy), Vexa (2010, grunge), Ornamentus (2010, an interesting modular ornamental face), Melonella (2010, a medieval script), Cioran (2010, aged letters), Ornalia (2010), Selbst (2010, hand-printed caps), Nugg (2010, grungy), Feeda (2010, a curly face0, Intuitiva (2010, grungy), Czarnulka (2010, script), Khamus (an earthy calligraphic face) and Últimos Ritos (a hybridization between the forms of the Cyrillic and Roman characters), two typefaces that won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. He also made the grungy Refaxed (2008) and Efficient Fax Font (2010), and the experimental Aleah (2010) and Ovhol (2010).
In 2014, Forero published the grungy letterpress emulation font family Asfalto.
Batel, Curitiba, Brazil-based foundry of Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba).
Creator of the ultra-fat decorative face Chumbitos (2007, a winner in the experimental type category at Tipos Latinos 2008), available from MyFonts (this was followed by Chumbit02). He also made the experimental type family consisting of Anark Diet Stencil, Anark Fat Stencil, and Anark Natural Stencil (2007). Creator of Magricela (2009, octagonal). He is working on Austera (2007, a basic sans) and Phyta (2007, an experimental typeface with stretched out connected letters).
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).
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:
Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne.
His free fonts at Floodfonts include Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997).
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies at FADU in Buenos Aires, Flor Jochimsen combined Helvetica Bold and Light into an experimental hybrid typeface (2015). She also created a fantastic set of pop art posters in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
French art director, graphic and type designer, and illustrator who lives in Rambouillet. His typefaces include the refined multilined bling typeface Epok (2008), a paper fold typeface called Happy Line, a geometric alphabet called Typ_O, and a type poster called Numbers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Izumi Najamura is the Japanese designer of these free fonts: FF_FamilyCockpit (2006, blocky), FF_Himekazura-H (2006, blocky hiragana), FF_Himekazura-K (2006, blocky katagana), FF_LogicBox, FF_PetitBiscuit1.9, FF_SingaSong, FF_Suzuki-Al, FF_Suzuki-K. Mostly, these fonts are experimental and incomplete. [Google] [More] ⦿
A collective of mostly Swiss type designers who showcase their designs. The designers are Aimée Hoving, Franz Hoffman, Jacques Borel, Harry Bloch, Matthias Gehri, Sylvain Aerni, Jacques Dousse, Thomas Eberwein, Juerg Lehni, Fabian Monod, Émilie Renault, Jérôme Rigaud and Pierre Terrier. No downloads yet. The list of fonts: Jawut (2002, Franz Hoffman, Juerg Lehni, Jérôme Rigaud, Pierre Terrier): a typeface inspired by André Baldinger's Newut / Puzzle (Fabian Monod) / Troyd (Sylvain Aerni) / Encoda MM (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Encoda Anfang (Sylvain Aerni): sans serif / Absinthia (Sylvain Aerni) / Punebot (Sylvain Aerni) / Alchemia (Sylvain Aerni) / Basicrounded (Sylvain Aerni) / Bacted_Flagada_Trigger (Sylvain Aerni): a dirty look font / Crux (Jacques Dousse): a gothic bitmap font / Frankental (Jacques Dousse): a dot matrix font / Multitool (Jacques Dousse): a dingbat font with firemen's tools / Hexagonipus (Jacques Dousse): a kitchen tile font based on lettering on Spitfires / TGV (Jérôme Rigaud) / Lafrui (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected lettering font / Plan De Paris (Jérôme Rigaud): lettering from an old plan of Paris / ScriptedPix (Jérôme Rigaud): a connected screen font / Rhizompix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / Pix2x (Jérôme Rigaud): an experimental screen font / Condpix (Jérôme Rigaud): a screen font / handled_Matrix (Jérôme Rigaud): a dirty screen font / Soul&Funk (2002, Jérôme Rigaud) / Russian (2002, Jérôme Rigaud): a cyrillic simulation font / mtrxs (Sylvain Aerni and Jérôme Rigaud): a dot matrix font / wellKrau (Pierre Terrier and Jérôme Rigaud): an irregularly tiled font / Minaco (Thomas Eberwein): a screen font family / Tilt (Thomas Eberwein): a dot matrix font. Blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
This foundry's motto is: Font Soup is an independent type foundry that is primarily targeted at helping students and graduates break into the competitive world of being a type designer. Maze (2009) is a free biline stencil font. Font Soup is run by Phil Kiel, who is finishing the final year of his Graphic Arts Degree at Liverpool School of Art&Design. His typefaces include the Logotype family (2009---techno, with a stencil style thrown in), and the poster fonts Quam, P Warning, P Pong, P Fuzzy and P Maze. Behance link. A second Behance link. In 2009, we find Phil Kiel again at Phil Kiel Fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Interesting geometric and experimental typefaces by Ivan Hristov in Bulgaria:
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial faces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's faces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).
Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)
FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish designer (b. 1965, Zamosciu) of a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. He currently teaches typography at the Technical University of Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps. He has published type and visual communication-related articles in design&print magazines. Through FontArte he wants to preserve Polish typographic heritage, specially Polish Avantgarde and introduce new directions in Polish type design culture. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Type on maps and at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Designing a regional typeface. Co-creator with Henryk Sakwerda in 2006 of Silesiana 2006 (see also here), a great calligraphic font whose development was supported by the Silesian Government. MyFonts link. Author of several typefaces:
Andreas Koller is a Senior Creative Technologist at Skype in London, designing, researching and prototyping product innovation and tools. In 2014 he graduated from the Information Experience Design MA programme at Royal College of Art. Before that he studied at Salzburg University of Applied Sciences.
A specialist in generative and algorithmic art and design, he created the free software Fontastic: Fontastic is a library for creating font files in TTF and WOFF format which you can then use in any design program or website. It allows one to make fonts based on data, sensors, live feeds, or any other algorithm, or manipulate existing fonts to create one's own version. Fontastic was designed to make it as easy as possible to create a font in Processing. Under the hood, it uses doubletype, a Java font editor that builds font files according to the TrueType format, and sfntly to create Web Open Font Format files. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oszkár Boskovitz's Hungarian foundry. Before Fontbistro, he ran Nepfont Digital Foundry. He is a graduate of MOME, Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary. His fonts sold at Fontbistro include Balek, Blabla, Ecsetirás (2001, a brush typeface based on a typeface of Zoltán Nagy, 1967), Konwektor (techno), Hardware, Monostar (2014, a monoline rounded sans), Pannon Antiqua (2001, based on a family by Edit Zigány (1972), Pluto (2006), Shrapnel (organic), Syrup (2005, stencil), Tilos (2002, rough stencil family), Troppauer (2005, unicase), Tubyfex (2005, experimental). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Behance link. Dafont link. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov codesigned the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
Creator of the Neotechnic series of (free) fonts: Accudigit Regular, Accudigit Body, Parma, Intermatrix (1998), Matricies, Hako, Basic. The designer, Michael Hernan made these fonts between 1995-1998, and writes: About Neotechnic Series: This series of Fonts reflect the information industry at the end of the 20th century and its obsession with classification. Each typeface captures a different aspect of our recent info-culture. He obtained an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 2008. At Reading, he designed Pseudo (2008). He started FontGroup in 2008. His old site, sitehernan, has not been updated in many years. The typefaces now shown at FontGroup (without downloads): Isoglyph (2009), Pseudo (2008-2009), Helvetica Kiss Fit (2006), Helvetica PointSign, Helvetica MultiDigit, UnicaDeux (2006, after an André Gürtler design), KataKana, Galactic Slab, Hako (dot matrix), Bodoni Arabic Numerals, Accudigit Body (1997, pixel face), AfterModule (1997, pixelish), Basic RCT (1995, pixel face), Block Normal (1993), EuroPop, 469 (numerals), g1055, InterMatrix (1998, dot matrix), Matricies Positive (1996, gridded), Matricies Negative (1996), Newer Alphabet, Octane (2005, octagonal and geometric), Fuiji Numbers (pixel face), Parma Sixtyeight (1996, inspired by a No. 6 on the side of Nelson Piquet's 1984 Brabham Racing car), Photo Numbers (pixel face), Pre Recollect, Quartz, Readable Dog, Shasyoku Moji II, Steiner Numbers (2005, numerals), Week Day, Alumi (1996, a squarish typeface based on a design by Paul Rand), Astra (1996, after a 1973 Letraset typeface called Star Marquee), Epps Evans (1995-1997, after Herbert Spencer), New Alphabet (1996, experimental, minimal, based on Wim Crouwel's alphabet), Volume Control (1999, dings), Fine Line (1994), Humana, Clock Face (1995, numbers for clocks). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Young German designers showcase their experimental (Mac) fonts. Included are fonts by Max Fiedler, Matthias Rosenkranz, Markus Volquarts, Jacques Pense, Doris Fürst, Alexander Gialouris, Olaf Claussen, Karsten Steens, Peter Pannes, Anna Gross, Marcel Staudt, Hanno Bennert, Josefin Kaiser, Stefanie Fortmann, Axel Peemöller, Katja Wolf, Anke Klasen, Nicole Simon. Direct downloads. Link died. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:
Free fonts made in Japan from 2006 until 2007 by Yoshihisa Nakai: FontopoBREEZE, FontopoELEPOP, FontopoFONTOPO, FontopoHATOPOPPO, FontopoNEUTRAL, FontopoNIKUKYU, FontopoORIENTAL, FontopoSOLID, FontopoSUBWAY, FontopoYANWARI. Mostly typographical experiments with incomplete character sets. Some handwriting fonts. Kana and Latin. Other designs: Synapse (2007), Planet to Planet (2007), Retro Paradise (2007), Fontopo Sunny Day, Planetarium, Dancers, Hannari, Kodomo Light, Kodomo.
Fonts Lab was an Italianfree font foundry with emphasis on "free", even for commercial use. The first fonts, all made in 2011, included Fonts-lab Gift, Fonts Lab Symphony, Free For Fonts-Lab Subscribers, Lady Jane Old, Five Dollars Matter, Writing Something by Hand, Hint Retro, Hint Retro Grunge, Soul Handwriting (brushy script), Variety, Universal College Draft (2011, a sketched sports jersey alphabet), Handwriting Draft (sketch face), Around 20 (experimental), Adelfy, Old Printing Press (grunge), Frank Handwriting, Sketch Me, Retro Lined Area.
Fonts Lab became Fontscafe, located in Milan.
Production in 2012: Making Lettering Tall, Universal College (grungy athletic letters), Marmellata Jam (connected script), Marmellata Jar 01 and 02 (connected fat signage scripts), Henry Rodeo Circus (Western face), Scrappy-Looking, Contribute Free Version (connected fountain pen script), Basically Serif, I'm Fashionista, Sign Handwriting, Chalk Hand Lettering, Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded, Voluptate (retro connected script), Retroactive (a great connected script face).
Around June 2012, something happened---possibly a complaint from the FontLab software people---, and the name changed from Fonts Lab to Fontscafe. In the same year, a commercial foundry was started via MyFonts.
Typefaces from 2013: Free Sketching, Hand Printing Press [in ten styles such as Meshed, Scraped, Normal, Stencil, Stamps, and Eroded], Egregio Script (retro script), Hand Shop Typography A20 (an 8-style poster font set that includes shadow and inline faces), Hand Shop Typography C30, and many more in the Hand Shop Typography pack, including the frame font Hand Shop Elements.
In 2014, we find Hand Christmas Doodle, My Valentines Love (heart dingbat font) and Bold Pressing (vintage letterpress typeface family, with ornaments).
Ralf Hermann (Jena, Germany) is the designer of Agendia (2002), a free experimental Antiqua-Schrift (see also here), and Logotypia (2003, a typeface for logotype applications). Moderator of the typografie.info type forum (in German). Author of Index Schrift (2003). In 2004, he set up fonts.info to sell his fonts. Schriftgestaltung.de is a web site he runs with Georg Seifert. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
For Home or Office Use
"For Home or Office Use" is a strange name for a foundry, but that is exactly what it is. The fonts are made by Achim Reichert (Paris) and Wolfgang Breuer (Berlin). Their commercial Mac type 1 fonts include thhe experimental Try family (2Try-Strich, 3Try-Straight, 4Try-kerned, 7Try-Medserif, 8Try-Micro, 12Try-Lego, 131Try-Klingspor,- eo, 161Try-Bitter,- eo, 172Try-Reg, 1722Try-Fliess Fett, 1721Try-Reg Inline, 174Try-Serif, 1742Try-Serif Fett, 18Try-Annette), Abnehmen (free), A-Teile, A-Teile Neue, 0031aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0031eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0062aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0062eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0125aAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, 0125eAddStrokeWeight-Oblique, Almatadema-Eins, -Fier, -Vier, 0031aConvertToPath-Italic, 0031bConvertToPath-Italic, 0062aConvertToPath-Italic, 0062bConvertToPath-Italic, 0125aConvertToPath-Italic, 0125bConvertToPath-Italic, Densite, Ouvert, Knubb, Knubb-20, Birthday-Regular, Birthday-Bold, 0034Paper, 0034Paper-Italic, 0034Paper-Oblique, 0057Paper, 0057Paper-Italic, 0057Paper-Oblique, 0075aPaper, 0075aPaper-Italic, 0075bPaper, 0075cPaper, 0075dPaper-Italic, Free 0034-0075dPaper Font, Paper, 0031aPlotter, 0031bPlotter, 0031aPlotter-Bandzug, 0031bPlotter-Bandzug, 0031aPlotter-Twenty, 0031bPlotter-Twenty, 0062aPlotter, 0062bPlotter, 0062aPlotter-Twenty, 0062bPlotter-Twenty, 0125aPlotter, 0125bPlotter, 0125aPlotter-Twenty, 0125bPlotter-Twenty, 0125aPlotter-Breitband, 05aPlotter, F.T./Brown, F.T. Bold, la bonne heure, -bold, Lini Eins, Lini Drei - eo, Lini-Vier - eo, Love-1, Love-10, NEW FEw, NEW GEw, NEW Klein, sBit34, WIR 2, WIR 3, WIR 4, WIR 6Vi, WIR 7Vi.
The fonts by Breuer in this list include the A-Teile family, the Birthday family, and the Plotter family.
There is a free type software program called Abnehmen, as well as a number of experimental stroke-based fonts whose stroke thickness can be adjusted with Adobe InDesign, for example. [Google] [More] ⦿
Formlos (was: Folio)
Formlos is an independent design bureau, brand consultancy and type foundry, founded in 1999 and originally located in Hellmonsoedt/Vienna, Austria. It seems to be in Berlin right now.
David Hubner (b. 1981, Wels, Austria) is the Austrian designer (based in Hellmonsoedt and Malta) of
Lukas Kerecz created Monocrane (2013) while studying in Berlin.
Link to his studio Dav Marken Design. Alternate URL (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Still another URL, called Folio (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Another URL, where Ventisei can be downloaded. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Florence, Italy-based illustrator. Designer of Ovo (2014), a font designed to be used for the cultural institutions of the town of Montevarchi, Italy. Its shapes are influenced by the architecture of the medieval town, and is based on arcs and a grid. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Francisco Castro Miranda
Stuttgart-based designer. Student at the Rhode Island School of Design (2011-2013) in the MFA program. Her extensive portfolio includes the typeface Alfred (2012, a headline typeface inspired by the magazine Bomb), Insect Font (2007, experimental) and Never Sleep (2009, an angular font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1984, Tracer graduated from the National College of Arts and Design Olivier de Serres in Paris. He is now based in London, where he is a freelance graphic and type designer. His typefaces include Ray Bartok (2008-2009, experimental), Gordan (2008), Pizza (2007), Cotyle (2007, all segments are circle arcs---type named after a pelvic bone he broke), and Vurt (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian graphic designer and software specialist who is assiocated with the Sint Lucas Hogeschool voor Beeldende Kunsten in Antwerp, Belgium. He designed various experimental types at these workshops. Speaker at the ATypI meetings in 2004 and 2005 in Prague and Helsinki. Developer of NodeBox, an app for creating generative design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font site, est. 2009. The fonts being displayed and introduced were developed by students in seminars and workshops offered by Pascal Glissmann at the Academy of Visual Arts Hong Kong and the Academy of Media Arts Cologne. Fonts there from 2009
In 2010, new fonts were added. Here is a partial list:
In 2013, Glissmann moved to Parsons in New York City, where he continued the tradition of posting the student work. However, there are no more downloads, and links are not clickable. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frosti Gnarr Studio is a creative and graphic design studio in Seltjarnarnes, Iceland. Its art director is Frosti Gnarr, who has an MA from HKU in The Netherlands. He designed a few experimental and other typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gabriel Martinez Meave
Digital artist in Bothell, WA. Creator of the curly display typeface Inplaco (2013) and of some experimental alphabets.
Saratoga, FL-based designer of Armature (2014, experimental typeface) and Arqueado (2012, a combination of Baskerville and Arcus, a display typeface inspired by arches). The Armature typeface was finished during her studies at Ringling College of Art and Design in Florida. Gabriella was born in Panama and raised in Kansas City.
Free fonts by the Japanese group called Gaia: Teigay, DaiChalk (handwriting), TimeTrek (blocky MICR font), the handwriting Gaiasian (2001), FudenM, Floydian (scratchy, Treefrog style), the hiragana font REO, the display fonts Daipop, Daiblur, DaiheadB, and the geometric experiment Kackin-01. Virtually no punctuation. Unclear who the designers are: Masako Ibayashi, Daisuke Katayama, Masako Tsuda or Naoki Matsui. Site not updated since 2001.
Creator of the experimental Almost Sanskrit (2009), Zodiac Nice (2009, astrological symbols), Xilo in Zodiac (2009), Xilo-Cordel-Literature (2009, dingbats), Cordel Circo Mambembe (2010), Inside Issue (2009), Stretched Signature Flex (2009), Action of the time (2009, grunge), the dingbat typeface Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge typeface Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge typeface Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat typeface Ochent Silibrina (2008).
Fonts made in 2010: Sport 4 Ever (dingbats for Olympic Games), 60sPop (multiline face), DotSpot (dot matrix), IRON H METAL (tattoo, gothic), IngaStoneSigns (stone age glyphs), Ode2PasteUp (hand-printed), WideSquare (pixelish), ActionoftheTimeNewUL, BSBDF50, Haus-Sweet-Haus, INSIGHT-ISSUE-NEW, Movie Filmstrip, SquareChalk, Action Of The Time New (grunge), CordelValentine (dingbats), IngaStoneSigns (petroglyphs), SustainableAmazon, VeryDamaged (grunge), ParkTechCG (letters as in wired circuits), kidSWritten, Iron H MetallLight, LaceNice (knitted look), Ode2PasteUp, TextureRoad (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: Booklet Cordel (sketched), Cordel Encarnado, Nuclear Accident (texture face), Noncircular (techno), Old Press (grunge), Old Typography (grunge).
Fonts made in 2012: New Press (condensed sans family, +Eroded), Sketch Wall, Comic Gibi, Own Written, Comica BD (comic book shadow font), Cartoon Relief (a 3d cartoon typeface), Riscada Doodle (scratchy hand), Sketch Nice, Needlework Good (a stitching font), Biscuit Made, Just Skinny, Crazy Style, After Cheret (hand-drawn 3d shadowed outline face), Spots in the mirror, TNT Xplosion, Escrita Toska (curly script), Cordel Movies (moviemaking dingbats), Fine N Tall, Cordel Groteska, From Street Art (free graffiti font), Sketch College (sketched athletic shirt font), Thin Press (grungy vernacular type), Sketch Serif, Relief BD, Maxxi Serif (very heavily slabbed serif face), Semi Cursive Gut, Sketch Coursive (sketch face), Salt Pet Non Eroded, Advanced Architecture, Very Fine Serif (a monoline Egyptian), Sketch Nothing, Freehand Nothing, Shark Attack (curly), Do Doodle, Maybe Pollock (dust texture face), Xilo Prosa (grunge), Thin Design, Amazon Palafita (hand-drawn 3d outline face), Snow Times, Snow Traces, USSR Army (rough army stencil with a Russian feel), Needlework US (stitch font), Old Scribe (Greek lapidary face), Nickel Bumpy, Soviet Style (stencil face), Top Modern (heavy slab serif), Lettering Set New, Carton East, Not Tuned TV (sketch font), Scar Bleed (scary font), Maxxi Dots (texture face, +Shadows), Dots Land Gotika (grungy blackletter), Stefanie Dots (textured letters), Karamuruh (textured caps), Broken Type (grunge: a glaz krak font), Touppeka (a Kafkaesque, tribal or painter's font), Old Dreams (grungy), Bad King (sketched typeface), False 3D (hand-printed 3d outline typeface), True2D, I Wrote All, Resistance Until The End.
Typefaces from 2013: Serifa Comica (comic book slab), Press Style Serif (letterpress style), Press Style Large, Triatlhon In (sic: a Greek simulation face), Go 2 Old Western (grungy wood type), Old Serif Gut, Press Style (letterpress style typeface), Dust Serif, Thing Press, Thin Grotesk Serif, Before Collapse (glaz krak face), Stencil Style New (a military stencil), Damaged Serif, Press Serif Cool, Press Feeling, Sketch Toska, Link Parties, Almost Cartoon, Cartoon Toy, Toy Toy Toon, Fine Style (didone caps), Fine Sans (Peignotian), Beyond Blackboard, Forgotten Junk (grunge).
Typefaces from 2014: Simply Rounded, Cartoon 2 Packages, Pain N Bleed, Yummy Lollipop, Hippie Movement, Rotunda Geo, Old Figaro Cursive, Cute Cartoon, Sketch Gothic School (sketched blackletter), Fine College (hatched athletic lettering face), Press Felling Eroded (letterpress emulation), School Book New (sketched), Stencil Cargo Army (military stencil), Fine Eroded, Grunge Poster, Education Is A Way, Cartoon Blocks, Cartoon Bones, Cursive Option, Odd Press (letterpress emulation), Cartoon Tunes, From Cartoon Blocks (3d), Hippie Movement, Yummy Lollipop, Needlework Perfect, Press Gutenberg (blackletter), Unic Calligraphy, Roundfed Eroded, Children's Book (outlined), Neon 2 News, Good Choice (shadowed letterpress emulation), Cartoon 2 Us, O 10 Type, Dust West (grungy Western style), Comic Balloon, Caligraf 1435 (pirate era script), No Name Sans, Top Secret Stamp (grungy stencil), Fine Blackboard (blackboard bold, inline), Press Style Extra L (letterpress), Sounds Good (geometric sans), Sounds Eroded (shadowed letterpress font), Cartoon Blocks Christmas, Street 2 Art (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Calligraphy Hand Made, Silly Aliens (dingbats), Sketch Match (3d, sketched), Cartoon 4 Sports (dingbats), Kids Book, Almost Japanese (oriental simulation font, +Comic, +Cartoon), Inga Stone Redesigned, Money Money Plus (engraved money font emulation), Thin Cool, Old N New Media (dingbats), Thinkers World (scanbats of famous intellectuals), Magical Cord, Quick Writing, Eroded 2 Much, Stencil Army WW I (miltary stencil), Stencil WW II (military stencil), D-Day Stencil (military stencil), Western Bang Bang (weathered Western font), Modern Serif, Modern Serif Eroded, Money Money (hand-crafted engraved currency font), Almost Japanese Smooth (oriental simulation typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Garagefonts (was Del Mar, CA, and is now in Sandy Spring, MD) was created in 1993 as a means to distribute the experimental fonts used in Ray Gun magazine (David Carson). The founders were Betsy Kopshina (Del Mar, CA) and Norbert Schulz. Review by Chris Macgregor. Garage Fonts was recently bought by Ralph Smith (PhilsFonts), who is located in Maryland (hence the move). Their main type family today is Freight by Joshua Darden. MyFonts catalog. Catalog of GarageFonts' best selling typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Experimental foundry, est. 1993 in Barcelona by Andreu Balius who lives in Santa Maria de Martorelles near Barcelona. It existed for a few years and evolved into Typerware.
Garcia/Typerware offered about 50 fonts, including some very artsy faces, such as Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), (Mi mama) Me soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting of an old man, Typerware), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995.
The list of typefaces as of 2007: Afligidos deudos (1996, grunge typeface by Adi&arave; Gual), Alexis (1997, handwriting typeface by Alexis Rom), Alfallufat, (1998, fun display family by Saíz), Alquimia (1995, grunge typeface by Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (1988-1989, pixel typeface by Andreu Balius), Braille (1999, by "Txarly Brown", a Braille simulation face), Bubbles (1996, dot matrix typeface by Franco Bonaventura), BuckShot (1994, total grunge by Malcolm Webb), Bunghole (1996, grungy pixel typeface by Michael G. Kippenhan), Calypso (1997, Txarly Brown), Cartolina (2000, poster stencil typeface by Jordi Fosch), Cero (2001, sans typeface by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Dinamo (1993, Andreu Balius), Dr. Zaius (1997, André Nossek), Euroface 80mph ad 100mph (1996, Peter Bilak: a joke typeface that reads more easily as one speeds up on a highway), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius), Floridax (1997, a stunning stencil typeface by Txarly Brown), Freddie Frog (1996, Malcolm Webb), Funny (2001, caps for kids, by Jordi Fosch), Futuda (1993, grunge by Balius and Perez Casasin), Game (2002, by Miguel M. Velacoracho), Garage (1997, grunge by Fabrice Trovato), Garcia Bitmap (1993, Balius), Garcia Bodoni (1995, an experimental Bodoni by Balius and Perez Casasin), Garcia Snack's (1993-1995, snack bar lettering by Balius and Perez Casasin), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994, Helvetica with cheese holes; by Balius and Perez Casasin), Hispana (1996, by José M. Ribagorda), Hokvo (1994, pixel style typeface by Perez Casasin), Inercia (1996, a rounded sans by Inigo Jerez), Inmaculatta (1997, grunge by Roberto Saenz Maguregui), Jam Jamie (1996, painted letter simulation typeface by Malcolm Webb), Janson (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Juan Castillo Script (1995, by Balius and Perez Casasin, based on the handwriting of an old man in Albacete), Joroña (2001, Kafkaesque caps by Jordi Fosch), Kentucky (1997, grune by André Nossek), Loop Ultra (1996, Franco Bonaventura), Loreakop (1995, irregular hand by Txarly Brown), Martí Hand Script (1998, Saíz), Matilde Script (1993-1994, Balius), MCK mono (2005, pixel typeface by Milos Radosavljevic), Mi Mama Me Soba Script (1994, grunge script by Balius and Perez Casasin), Network (1996, Alex Gifreu), Ninja type (1995, kana-lookalike by Txarly Brown), Ozó Type (1994, an overprinted type by Balius and Perez Casasin), Pantacas (1998, grunge by Nicolas Gallardo), Panxo Pinxo (1996, David Molins), Parkinson (1994, grunge typeface by Balius and Perez Casasin), Playtext (1993-1996, Balius), Popular (1997, Sergi Ibañez), Proceso Sans (1996, only crosses, by Pablo Cosgaya), Rocky (1997, grunge by Harald Weber), Route 66 (1997, Francesc Vidal), Sablon (2005, a stencil typeface by Marcus Schreiter), Simple (2001, experimental typeface by Romulo Fernandez), Skupitajo (1998, graffiti letters by Nicolas Gallardo), SoundFiles (1998, totally off-the-wall experimental typeface by Reto Brunner), Surface (2001, grunge by Jordi Fosch), Temble (1993, Balius), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats by Balius and Perez Casasin), Trash (1996, grunge typeface by Matthias Rawald), Vertigo (1996, a Kafkaesque typeface by Txarly Brown), Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997), Vizente Fuster (1995, handwriting by Balius and Perez Casasin based on scripts seen in the Sant Antoni market), Water Knife (1995, a medieval calligraphic script revival by Laudelino L.Q), Weird (1996, an experimental typeface by Mladen Balog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
British calligrapher. Designer (with the help of Akira Kobayashi) of the OpenType calligraphic script Hamada (2007, Linotype). This typeface has multiple variants for all letters. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Japanese free font maker. Besides some kana fonts, the following Latin fonts were available in 2007-2009: GKZ-0701 (pixel), GKZ-BurnBurn (pixel), GKZ-CLB (pixel), GKZ-Frox (party face), GKZ-GAZI, GKZ-KAKU, GKZ-Oriduru (oriental simulation), GKZ-Speedwrite, GKZ-crossjam, GtsAbstract, GtsArcadia, GtsImprovisation, Gtsfrontline, Gtsgazigazi, Gtslandscape, Gtsprogressive, Gtsshiranami, Gtstransition. Most of these are pixel fonts or experimental. Hiragana faces: GKZ-Okome, GKZ-Shiranami, Katakana faces: GKZ-ORIDURUKANA, GKZ-RAIGEKI, GKZ-Radiohour (pixel), GKZ-Sryder. Obsolete URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:
Geometrical type designs
Manfred is always keenly aware of the geometrical nature of objects and things. Sometimes he is seduced by geometry for the sake of geometry. His Archimedean perversions have led him to a number of superb experimental type designs: AbstractConcretLogo, Abstracta-Bold, AbstractaGrid, AeroGapBricks, AeroSans, AntikWaCom, AntiquaInGrid, AntiquaInGridBalloons, ArcheTypoBricks, ArcheTypoBricksInvers, ArchitectsDreams, ArchitectsDreamsDwa, Architypo, ArchitypoOblique, Architypogra, ArchitypograPsychodeliqu, BlaxxOnGrid, BloxxSerifBold, BorisBlackBloxx (used by Brisbane for its branding), BorisBlackBloxxDirty, ConstrxiaBlackInline, GalleriaGeometricaA, GalleriaGeometricaB, GeometricWanderlust, Graphis, GridPix, GridRiding, KleinBricksNegative, KleinsFirstBricksBold, LeArchitect, Logomatique, LogomatiqueBold, LogomatiqueShadow, NautilusOne, NautilusTwo, NeoPanButtons, NeoPanRings, NeoPanSquares, Qbicle1BRKMK, Qbicle1BRKMKinv, RomanArchitectura, SketchiquaA, SketchiquaB, SketchiquaC, SketchiquaD, TechnoMK, ThreeDeeTwoBeta, ThreeDimRightwards, ThreeDimRightwardsRound, Threedimensional, ThreedimensionalRound, TypoTracesOne, Typotraces-Cinque, Typotraces-Four, Typotraces-Three, Typotraces-Zwo, WorkWithGridsStageC, ZigZagOne, ZigZagThree, Geoplays (2005), GeoEyes01 (2006), BauhausFragments (2005), ZigZagTwo, BlackBats (2007).
Graphic designer in Budakeszi, Budapest, Hungary, who cofounded Typogravity Studio with Tamas Ilsinszki. Creator of the extreme contrast display typeface Slash Pro (2011), and the multiline prismatic typeface Grand Avant Garde (2011).
In 2012, he designed Lineo Serif (thin geometric face).
In 2013, he created a fantastic set of graph-based experimental capitals called Regenerative. Georabic (2013) is a calligraphic Arabic simulation font completely based on the principles of Arabic font design, i.e., with beginning, medial and end forms for each letter. He writes: Georabic Typface is my diploma work at Hungarian University of Fine Arts / Graphic Design Department. During my Erasmus studies in Istanbul I had the chance to learn a bit of Arabic language and typography and I realized that the logic of Arabic writing could be used for a calligraphic Latin typeface too. I started with calligraphy to find the right way to create the glyphs and the connections. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hungarian graphic design student studying and living in the UK. He created the themed typeface Watch My Shoes (2011, experimental). He also made the fat blocky Quadrata series in 2011, with styles called Child, Hippie, Light, Origin, and Scrib. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gerrit van Aaken
German foundry, part of Gestalten Designstudio and Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) in Berlin, a company self-described as follows In 1990, industrial design students Markus Hollmann-Loges, Andreas Peyerl and Robert Klanten began to curate and organise prototype design shows commissioned by the worlds biggest consumer fair in Frankfurt in between attending their lectures and writing their dissertations. Very much aware of the limitations of their field of study, they soon moved to Berlin, where they quickly met key people involved in the local Techno and cultural scenes. With the advent of desktop publishing, they formed a loosely organized graphic design agency called Die Gestalten and started designing flyers and posters for clients such as the groundbreaking club Tresor and the annual Loveparade. Its typefaces, by designer:
Type blog with occasional type showings, but the names of the bloggers and designers remain a mystery. Types shown here include experimental faces such as NIP (2009) and the blocky L7 (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Gijs Sluijters and Joris Tol are Gijs & Joris, a creative team at DDB / Tribal DDB Amsterdam. They teamed up at the Willem de Kooning Arts Academy in Rotterdam while studying advertising.
Gilberto Moya Perona
Graphic design student in Liverpool, UK. Creator of Bubbleman Type (2012, experimental), Typeface Numbers (2014), My London Underground Typeface (2014---a typeface family derived from the logo of the London Underground), and Merseyrail (2015, based on the M icon of the Merseyrail logo). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Goh Yam Whee
Portuguese designer who created the Tuscan typeface Homem Morto (2012), which is named after the cult film. He also created an experimental graphical alphabet called Alfabunhas (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the Corcoran College of Art and Design, Washington, DC-based Grace Boyle created the display typeface Divetica (2015) be combining two weights of Helvetica. Her Progressive Synthesis experimental typeface (2015) is quite striking. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the Ringling College of Art and Design in sarasota, FL, Greg Mako experimented with font blending designs: Hardgrove (Futura Medium + Georgia), Rivera (Baskerville + Bell Gothic), Cesta (Helvetica Light + Bodoni), Irizarry (Gill Sans + Adobe Jenson MM Swash), Kravette (Frutiger + Garamond), Mako (Helvetica Neue Ultralight + Stone Sans Semi), Poppe (Bellevue + Apex New Light), Parilla (Helvetica Neue + Harrington).
Antwerpen, Belgium-based designer of Fluky (2015), a set of experimental fonts obtained by automating the process of cutting up existing typefaces and recombining them. Anther experimental typeface is Ha (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tatiana Evreinova writes in 2005: Grigori Evreinov had created a pseudo-graphic typeface called Styled. The goal was to simplify visual perception of the typeface and to strengthen legibility. The Styled typeface includes 26 pseudo-graphic tokens that are very similar to standard typeface and could be perceived relying on previous user experience. Tatiana got a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Tampere, Finland, in 2005. The Styled typeface minimized the number of eye movements in a research experiment. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)
As part of the (ex-) Chank Army, Jason Ramirez (b. 1978, Wisconsin) offers free and commercial fonts. He started out as Pennyzine or Penny Fonts, or Penny Font Foundry, with free fonts that were typically made with the Data Becker software program. Later, his fonts became commercial, and the new site changed its name to Ground Control.
The list of their free fonts, which are mostly in the grunge style that was in vogue ca. 2000: Locals Only (2011), Cocaine Nosejob (2008), Made (2004, grunge blackletter), Strip Club Motion Sickness (2003), One Fell Swoop (2003, scratchy calligraphic), Fear of a Punk Planet (2005), Futon Revolutionist (2002), Bill Hicks (2002, grungy blackletter), Elliot Swonger (2002), Elliots Bad Day (grunge), Don Giovonni (2006, grungy typewriter), Don Giovonni Makin Enemies (2006), Gumuski (2002), DUMMY (1999), Acid Reflux Baby (2002), Avenge Me (2004, multiline, octagonal), Times-New-Omen (1999), punk rock rummage sale (2001), Thatluvinfeelin1 (2001, a sexual positions font), cut-n-paste (1999), Maydogg (1999-2002, handwriting), My-wife-sucks (1999), Stamped-out (1999), Stank (1999), StankII (1999), uncle-tom (1999), uno (1999), Coopdeville (2002), Dirtysocks, FourMoreYears (2003), Punkrockrummagesale (2001), Theregoestheneighborhood (2003), Thiskettle (2002, handwriting), Mr. Rogers (2003), Regime Change (2004), Hotel Coral Essex (2006, grunge), Limp Noodle (2006).
This Argentinian designer from Córdoba designed the experimental sans typeface Elva Sans (2003), as well as the pixel typeface Cosquin.web (2003-2004) and the techno typeface Chocolate Display (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Guille Vizzari is the Argentinian designer of the gorgeous experimental pixel-script typeface Beautiful Pixel (2006). He also created the equally gorgeous connected copperplate script typeface Ragazza Script (2012, Latinotype). His graduation work in 2012 at FADU-UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the Trajan / roman caps typeface Esmeralda.
In 2014, Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari published Abelina Pro at Sudtipos. It is based on Yanina's thesis project in 2011-2012 at FADU/UBA simply called Abelina, which was mentored by Ale Paul and Ana Sanfelippo.
For the 3rd edition of Masticar (2014), an Argentine Gourmet fair, an exclusive hand-drawn poster typeface was developed by Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari for use in the identity of the fair.
Icelandic designer and type designer in Reykjavik who co-created the experimental display typeface Skuggasveinn with Siggi Eggertsson in 2005. He also co-designed Grasrot (2005). Old URL. Graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010, where his thesis typeface was Germain. Germain is a sturdy typeface that has some calligraphic origins (especially of course for its Arabic weight). The Latin appears to be a manly workhorse.
Ryman Eco is a free multilined typeface created in 2014 by Dan Rhatigan and Gunnar Vilhjálmsson at Monotype that satisfies its two design goals---beauty and economy (it uses 33% less ink than a normal text font).
In 2015, he developed a bespoke typeface for The Gourmand Magazine in cooperation with The Gourmand's artistic director, David Lane. The resulting typefaces, Gourmand Grotesque 777 and 888 won a bronze medal at the 2015 European design Awards competition.
Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)
Andreas Gustavsson is a Swedish designer, b. 1979, located in Nyköping. At MyFonts, starting in 2013, the name Andreas Brunelius started to appear as the designer of most of the typefaces. It is possible that Andreas Brunelius = Andreas Gustavsson. Gustavsson's typefaces were first published under the foundry name Jagjavi, but in 2014, that name changed to Gustav & Brun.
Creator of the simple hand-printed typeface Kohicle 25 (2009). See also his waxy letter studies from 2010.
At his commercial foundry, he published Pushups (2012, hand-printed 3d face), Itchy Handwriting (2012), Docklan (2012, textured face), Herbarium (2012, plants dingbats) and Old Earthy (2012, a hand-drawn font inspired by the mid 19th-century art movement with William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood).
Typefaces from 2013: Sweeper, Paper Cuts, Nanu and Nanu Simple Ornaments (hand-drawn poster font), Macro (fat headline or poster face), Macro Print (the eroded version of Macro), Karl and Karl Black (blackboard bold typeface family).
Brazilian graphic designer (b. 1972) who lives in Sao Paulo where he runs Rex Design with Marco Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso. Gustavo also teaches typography at Faculdades Senac de Comunicaçao e Arts and is a member of the board of directors of ADG Brasil (Brazils Graphic Designers Association). In 1997, he founded the graphic and digital design company Rex Design with Aurélio Kato and Valter Botoso in Sao Paulo. Brief CV at Tipografia Brasilis. Klingspor link.
Parisian designer. Behance link.
Graphic designer in Budapest. Creator of the very experimental Iony Display typeface in 2011, described as spacefunk slab. Iony inspired a digital font by Antonio Morata called Zychotropic eYeFS (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Seoul-based graphic designer. In 2008, he designed Plamodel (LED font), Layer (experimental font), and Piece (octagonal and minimalist). His type designs in 2009 include Glasses (letters using frames of glasses).
Happycentro is a creative studio based in Verona, Italy. Members include Federico Galvani, Giuliano Garonzi, Roberto Solieri, Giulio Grigollo, Andrea Manzati, and Federico Padovani. Behance link. They made various experimental types. Federico Galvani and Sebastiano Boni drew the caps typeface ProtoType by hand. Giulio Grigollo made the avant garde typeface Architecta (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
A follower of Calugi writes: Jonathan is a young illustrator hailing from Pistoia, Italy. It's nearly impossible to not recognize his signature style: what at first appears to be a child-like doodling, a closer look will reveal a world of intricate, carefully crafted patterns and eccentric geometric forms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Galant (a curious bubbly experiment), Gescheit Trashed, Error Warning (pixel face), Eckich, Schokolade (severa, almost squarish), Gescheit, Digital Brazil, Regal. In 2009, he added Doppel, Druckloch, Destruct Embroiders and Galant. [Google] [More] ⦿
Greek graphic designer. He created a number of minimalist/pizelish/squarish Latin/Greek fonts in 2009 under the name City Fonts. His Totem Font (2009) is experimental. Nomass Team Font (2009) is a squarish stencil. His typographic posters.
German type designer, b. 1980, Frankfurt. He runs a design studio in Frankfurt. Ciseaux Matisse (2010) is a counterless hand-printed all-caps typeface which is based on paper cut-outs. Zebramatic (2010) is a striped caps face. In 2010, he made Sevigny (an experimental face based on threads), Speech Bubbles, and the fun poster typeface Whimsical Musical.
Fonts made in 2011 include Cute Letters (curly, hand-printed Valentine's Day pair of faces: Hearted and Heartless), Prince Charming, Princess Charming (doodly Valentine's Day face), Conversation Hearts (alphading face), Capital Love (an alphading typeface with hearts), and Unchain My Heart (Valentine's Day alphading face).
In 2012, he created the calligraphic connected script typeface Conspired Lovers and the seven-font set Light Hearted (which was inspired by a recording of Jean Baudrillard entitled Die Macht der Verführung (2006).
Harriet Goren (Brooklyn, NY) holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Art (concentration in Painting) from Yale University. Type designer of the Morire (1994, emotional grunge) family sold by [T-26]. It is inspired by the Moiré effect [a pattern created by the overlaying of lines or grids at slightly different angles].
Graphic designer in London. During his stiudies at UCA Farnham in Surrey, England, he created Aztec (2012, an outline typeface with a stone cut look), Minty Modular (2012), King Modular (2012) and Current Cut (2012, arc and circle-themed typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Linotype Shapeshifter (1997, 3d geometric shapes) and Linotype Truckz (1997, letters in the forms of tire threads). His name is spelled as Harry Thorwbory on older Linotype sites. But elsewhere we find Harry Giles-Thornbory and Eliot Giles-Thornbory. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In 2012, scientist at Harvard University's Wyss Institute programmed DNA to interlock in such a way that certain shapes are made on a nanoscale. Their research, which was published in Nature, features a molecular picture with 107 designs, including emoticons, Chinese characters, numbers and letters from the Latin alphabet. The canvas is a rectangle measuring 64 nanometers by 103 nanometers, with 310 pixels. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who created the linked ring typeface Linked (2014) in the context of a university project on Alan Turing. She also designed the multicolored typeface Eightbit (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based graphic designer (b. 1988) who created the avant garde experimental typeface AMFE (2013), and Scanogram (2013). Creator of Bowman (2010), a font specially made as a typographic tribute to 2001: A Space Odyssey.
Typefaces from 2014: Odd Slab.
Japanese designer of the experimental typeface Kyokon (1998), and the techno faces Iyopon (2004-2007) and Iyopon Rounded (2004-2007). Other fonts include range (1996), C-Orange (1996), Alastor (1996), Open Mind (1995) and Frutima (1997, a blend of Frutiger and Optima). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kristianstad, Sweden-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of an alphabet coinsisting only of solid geometric shapes called Geoalfabet (2013). She also created the illustrated caps alphabet I Want To Be (2013).
Graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in Valencia, Spain, who created a thin monoline typeface called Miranda Sans (2011), a slabby didone typeface called Cecilia (2011) and an experimental minimalist typeface called Rota (2011, with Pablo Funcia). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian creator of the experimental and artsy typeface Pierre Mallois (2012).
HelloMe is Till Wiedeck's Berlin-based studio. They created the following typefaces in 2011: HM Extra (the visual identity for HipHop musician Exzem is based around the custom alchemic typeface HM Extra), HM JuneGrotesk, HM Tilm (monoline, created with Timm Häneke). HM Walnut (2008) is a modular geometric experimental typeface. HM Club (2009) is an art deco typeface created as part of Videoclub's visual identity. HM Mary (2008) is almost in the piano key typeface genre. HM Melt (2008) is a very original logotype stencil typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer (b. 1980) who lives in Cannes. Creator of Vincente (2005, a wayfinding sans typeface designed for Caplo Saint Vincent Clinic in Besançon, France), Diamond (2004, with Lars Harmsen and Boris Kahl, for Volcano Type), Xylopohone (experimental), Magny Cours [or Magnicourt, 2005), Typonautique (2008, with Ninja Himbert, for a watersports domain), Abrupte and Rollmops (experimental).
Belgian graphic designer, typographer and type designer, and a professor at the Koninklijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Antwerpen (Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp) and at the Institute for Graphic Arts of the Plantin-Genootschap, also in Antwerp. He designed three experimental fonts and many book covers and posters. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jörg Hemker is an ex-student at the Fachhochschule Dortmund, where he designed the large FF Zwo sans serif family (2002, with Henning Krause). He worked as type designer and designer at Hesse Designstudios, and was art director at Claus Koch Corporate Communications. He has created a corporate image typeface for Bosch. In 2005, he set up Herr Hemker. He is working on Grotesk, a sans family proposed by Bauersche Giesserei in 1953, and Ikarus, a sans in the renaissance antiqua style. In 2011, he created FF Sero, a humanist sans family. He lives and works in Hamburg, where he is mainly involved in corporate identity and corporate type.
German company in Erkrath, which created two experimental typefaces, Virus (1991) and Pahlwood (1992, destructionist). Run by Christine Hesse (b. 1957, Innsbruck--since 1988 Managing Director/owner of Hesse Design. Since 1993 Lecturer in design management at the Düsseldorf FH) and Klaus Hesse (b. 1954, Elberfeld---since 1988, designer and joint owner of Hesse Design. Chair of communication design in Dortmund and Essen, 1993-1999. Currently chair of applied art at the University for Art and Design in Offenbach/Main). [Google] [More] ⦿
Hi is the foundry of Swiss type designer Megi Zumstein, b. 1973, together with Claudio Barandun. Megi is the creator of Albis (2005, squarish, Bringolf Irion Vögeli), Dorfbeiz (2009, HI), Idol Stencil (2004, Bringolf Irion Vögeli), V&A-Outline (2003, Graphic Thought Facility). All her typefaces are in the orbit of DIN and VAG Rounded.
Tokyo-based graphic designer. He created the experimental typefaces HM02 (2011--a free 3d face), Spokeroom (2010, geometric and counterless), and Yellow Cream (2010, fat bubblegum face). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hiekka Graphics is a Finnish design studio located in Västerskog, and run by Ossi Gustafsson. Their typefaces: HG Rollo (2008, free), HG Amokey, HG Fatbrass (nice ultra-fat type), Fatbrass II, HG Cappella (art deco with filled-in counters), HG Oliver, HG Akimoto (2008, fat slab display face), HG Sepu (2009, rounded techno), HG Pale (2009, half-stencil, half-paperclip face), and HG Kalevi (2009, an open display typeface with an additional stencil style).
Typefaces from 2014 include Golos.
High Bold, an information design company in Paris, created several interesting modular typefaces.
They married Neo Sans Ultra and Baskerville Italic in Caractère Hybride (2012). Circle (2012) is a modular typeface based solely on circles. Eight Font (2012) is another magnificent modularly designed typeface family.
Hong Kong-based designer of the experimental typeface Hello Old Boy (2012).
During her studies in Karachi, Pakistan, Hira Fareed designed the very elegant art deco typeface Elevance (2014), and the experimental font Iris (2014), which is based on photographs of reading glasses. This was earlier called TypeMeetsVision (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)
Dimitre Lima is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1979) who created a few faces in his Fluid Typeface Project in 2005. In 2005, Dimitre Lima set up DMTR.ORG and started selling his fonts at MyFonts. These include O AFerrugem (unicase, techno), Opus (2005, a computer-look modular sans), Gatu (2005, futuristic semicircle face), Clave de Fá (2006, experimental), O Geena (2007, straight-lined outlines), Arame (2006, an octagonal family including a stencil version), Velocipede (2009) and O Decomputer (techno sans).
Typefaces from 2012 include Geena Mono (a techno or programming monospaced font).
In 2015, he created the metalband typeface Metal.
Max Kisman (b. 1953, Doetinchem) is a Dutch freelance graphic designer who graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier, and taught graphic design and typography at various colleges in the Netherlands in the years following that. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.
His early typefaces: ExtendedMaxMixOne (1991), Rosetta, Jacque (1991, FontFont), Fudoni (1991), the experimental font Linear Konstruct (FUSE 2).
He wrote a coffeetable book on typography in the streets of Paris, but no book store in Paris seems to have it, and I have looked! He is editor of Tribe.
In 2002, he started Holland Fonts. His fonts there: Bebedot Blonde (2002), Bebedot Black, Bfrika (2002, an interesting African lettering font), Cattlebrand (2002), Chip 96 (2002), Chip 02 (2002), Circuit Closed (2002), Circuit Open, Interlace Single (2002), Interlace Double, Mundenge Rock (2002), Nevermind (2003, a cut-out style reminiscent of Saul Bass's movie titling types), Pacific Sans (2003), Pacific Serif (2003), Pacific Standard L, Pacific Standard B, Pacific Classic L (2002, artsy, stylish), Pacific Classic B, Quickstep Regular (2002, an angular font), Quickstep Bold, Quickstep Sans R, Quickstep Sans B, Submarine (2003, an octagonal font family), Traveller Regular (2002), Traveller Bold, Tribe Mono (2003, a tech font), Zwartvet (2002, a Van Doesburg/ De Stijl type font).
Four free ransom note fonts made in 2003: Dutch Doubles, Frisco Remix, We Love Your Font, MaxMix One. At Union Fonts, he (re-)published Bebedot, BFRIKA, Cattlebrand, Chip01, Chip02, Pacific, Quickstep, Submarine and Traveller in 2003, and Mata Hari (Indic simulation typeface in weights called Exotique, Hollandaise and Parisienne) and Xbats (2004, Christmas dingbats) in 2004.
Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.
During her graphic design studies at Atrium University in Cardiff, Wales, Hollie Edwards designed the ornamental caps typeface The Captain Is A Storyteller (2012). She also created an unnamed experimental typeface in 2012. Her company is called Hollie Amelia Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Honey and Death
Honey and Death offers free fonts designed by Mitsutoshi Nobusawa: The list: BlackoronAlp (2003), BlackoronKat, BlindfaithB (2003, experimental), BlindfaithBO, BlindfaithL, BlindfaithLO, BlindfaithO, BlindfaithR, BlindfaithRB, BlindfaithRBO, BlindfaithRL, BlindfaithRLO, BlindfaithRO, BlindfaithRR, ConnectlinePlains (2003, upright connected script), ConnectlineRail, ConnectlineSta, Constellation (2003, a planar graph), CooberBlackKat (2004, named after Cooper Black), CooberBlackOblKat, Dotline (2007, dotted line face), DotlineBold, DotlineHeavy, DotlineKat, DotlineLight, FatfontInline (2004, psychedelic), FatfontOutline, FatfontSolid, GalaxyfaceAno (2003, experimental), GalaxyfaceHirAno, GalaxyfaceHirReg, GalaxyfaceKatAno, GalaxyfaceKatReg, GalaxyfaceReg, Griffinize (2003), HoneycombOut (hexagonal), HoneycombReg (2004), HoneycombSol, Ironbeadsfont (2005), Judaslike (2006), JudaslikeBegin, JudaslikeEnd, Keymaps (2004, a dot font), KnitfontA (2005), KnitfontB, LayerfaceOutline (2003, comic book style), LayerfaceSolid, LayerfaceUnion, Lightningvolt (2005), Lovedrops (2004), MakestencilAlp (2004), MechamaruAlp (2006), MechamaruKat, Paddleface (2003, Western), RyusenHir (2003), RyusenKat, Saigi, SeizaHir (2003), SeizaKat, Skateandfont (2003), Spacy (2003, letters made of bubbles), Sparkling (2003, another planar graph), Strongcil (2003, octagonal stencil), TansanHir (2003), TansanKat, TapefontAlp (2004), TapefontAlt, TapefontKat, Westerner (2006, Western face), Zigzag (2003). Direct download of the type 1 fonts and the truetype fonts. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
House of Burvo
UK-based foundry of Matthew Burvill (b. 1984, Kent, UK) located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Fonts: the art deco stencil faces Burvo (2007), Baby's Definate Hit (2007, art deco heavy stencil) and Indivisual (2007), Killer (2007, octagonal), Bürvo Konstrukteur (2007, octagonal), Angel of Death (2007, techno), Neg Space (2007, pixelish), Beauty Full (2007, rounded), PUMP (2007, ultra black art deco), Architect (2007), Optical (2007, geometric, experimental), GHS (2010---GHS stands for Geometric Hairline Serif; high-contrast didone influences), Links (2010, modular), Checks (2010, borders), Neue Konstrukteur Square and Round (2010, an engineered, mechanical typewriter font), FreeDee (2010, 3d face), NK Fracht (2010, an octagonal family), Poster Hand (2010), Big Softie (2011, a fat round bubble gum typeface destined to become a hit), Sequencia (2011, a monospace and semi-monospace typeface done at Die Gestalten).
German über-type designer (b. 1965, Memmingen) who studied graphic design in Augsburg (Germany) and Preston (England). His degree project dealt with the history of the italic type of the renaissance and the relationship between roman and italic. In 1998 he moved to London to work for Henrion, Ludlow and Schmidt in corporate branding. He worked at one point for Frank Magazine in London. Today Hubert Jocham is a freelance designer located once again in Memmingen, Germany. He develops brandmarks and logotypes for leading brand agencies like Interbrand, Landor, Enterprise and Futurbrand. He designs text and headline systems for international magazines like GQ London, Vogue Moscow, Vogue France (2010), Vogue Turkey, L'Officiel Paris, and New York and German publishers like Milchstraße and Gruner&Jahr. He is responsible for the corporate type of Bally in Switzerland, the Kunsthaus Graz and Agfa Photo. He set up Hubert Jocham Type in 2007. MyFonts link. FontShop link. His typefaces:
Mexican foundry run by Enrique "Quique" Ollervides from Mexico City. Faces include Polvora (2005-2007, a gunslinger face). Other faces: Bicolor (2007, fat VAG Rounded style in two colors), Bloke (2000, blocky), Fierros (2001, grid-based), Khaki (2002, sans), LED Gothic (2000), Luchita Payol (2001, lively poster lettering, with Mexican wrestling dingbats thrown in the ring as well), Mono (2006, experimental geometric face), Mutis (1999, sign language hands), Primero B (1999, designed by Cha, cutout lettering), Tabique (1999, corporate identity for Escenica), Urbe (2000, octagonal). Enrique is a speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
I Shot The Serif
Original free fonts by American designer Matthew Welch: APLPLUS-Regular, AncientGeekRegular, BlackKnightRegular, CheatinRegular (experimental), College (athletic lettering), CollegeBold, CollegeCondensed, CollegeSemiCondensed, ElectricPickle, ElectricPickleBold, Far East (oriental simulation), Farewell, FatFingerRegular, Free3of9 and Free3of9Extended (1997, see also here and here), FuddRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation), GoLong, Hit The Road, LEDRealRegular, LocustRegular (dingbats), NeverRegular, NewJobRegular, RushinRegular (1998, Cyrillic simulation font), SecretCode, Tiny (pixel face), TRTL, FrakturModern, KingsGambit, Mattbats, OneFortySevenRegular, WhiteRabbit, OddDog, Geek (Greek).
iAi-jp (was Fontage and Kivart)
Tokyo-based Hidekazu Sakakibara runs iAi-jp, and before that, Frontage and Kivart. He is the [T-26] designer of the 3d typeface Toit (1998). He created several free fonts, including several brush faces, some dingbats of samurai fighters, and several experimental and techno faces: 26Floor, Ange-Italic, Ange-Regular, Ange-Symbol, Anneau, Asie, Ballon-Alphabet, Ballon-HKF, Ballon-KKF, Canne, Canon, Dactylo, Fantome, Faux, Fleur, Flow (free for Latin and hiragana), Garcon, Glace-HIRAKANA, Glace-KATAKANA (3d faces), Goutte-Alphabet, Goutte-HKF, Goutte-KKF, iAi-Alphabet, iAi-HKF, iAi-KKF, iAi-SF, Ivresse-fleurs, Moped, Neige, Ombre, Paresser, Phoque, Pollen-Alphabet, Pollen-HKF, Pollen-KKF, Prise, Punition, Raffine-Hiragana, Raffine-Symbol, Ruban, Slide, Stitch-Beads, Stitch-Single, Stitch-Vase, Stitch-draft, Valse, Vitesse, Volant.
Guildford and/or Cranleigh, UK-based creator of the pixelish typeface Speakerbox (2014), the hipster typeface Yelofinch (2014), Pinkfinch (2014), Clock Icons (2014), Weather Icons (2014), the cryptic typeface Kruptos (2012) and of the pixelish typeface Type Beast (2013). Shapabet (2012) is an alphabet composed entirely of simple geometric shapes.
Great Japanese design magazine, possibly the best design mag out there today, often featuring articles on typography. It published Typography Today, a book edited by Helmut Schmid that introduces selections from 88 designers. It traces the course of modern typography from Lissitzky, Tschichold, Zwart, Emil Ruder, Karl Gerstner, Herb Lubalin, to Wolfgang Weingart, Wim Crouwel and Kohei Sugiura. The new edition includes art by Neville Brody, April Greiman and Ahn Sang-Soo. See also IDEA NO. 305: Type Design Today (2004), which has articles by
Free and commercial fonts by Ilse Siengalewicz from Kitzbühel, Austria: 2daysinVienna, Arco, BabyBird4, Bucco, CoPunto3b, H.Fielding, Incognito, Kappa, SnowFont, The-Crash, Tosay, ArtofNoise, aSena [a beautiful free handwriting font, 2001], AskYourself, Carneval, Crollo, CrossOver, Dicko, Draht, Fly2, Font03, Fractal [free!], FullMoon, Gap, GenFood, Giovedi [free!], GoodMorning, Font, Justgetit [free!], KnowHim, Laxx, LittleFont, Lonesome, Lo!, Nobodyneeds, Oftwundereichmich, Outofcontrol, PaperCut, Patago, PinkMarker, Points, RugDug, ShortDay, SnowFont [free!], SoFar, Stopit!, ThreeLines, TwoBoxes, Xmas special, Y2K. 5 or 10 USD per font. Some absolutely magnificent faces here, such as FullMoon, StopIt, and ArtOfNoise, all mostly based on experimental handwriting. Warning: tons of pop-ups and jack-in-the-boxes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and designer from Niort, France. Creator of the experimental faces Lift (2008, geometric), Bgame (2011), Pen (2011) and Conceptualisation (2008), and of David's Font (2011). Zfont (2011) is an experimental excess done in a moment of mental weakness.
In 2013, Ilya designer Ioj Illustration Type (2013, Latin / Cyrillic) and Trait Gras.
Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (hand-printed), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
Further 2011 faces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Dite Alla Giovine (flared cursive script), Heavy Gothik (textured blackletter), Comix Bubbles, King of Scotland (textured), Lazy Sketch, Arabica Export (coffee bag texture), Scream Again, Season of the Witch, Soul Festival, Back Ride 342, Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under (grunge), Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished, On The Roof (or: On The Tops), Mad Groove Blast, Another Brick (textured face), Destination Future, Perversionist, Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells, Shut'em Down, Misunderstanding, Another Brick (textureface), Perversionist (grunge), Destination Future, Linographer, Polish Posterisation, For Girls Only, Half Price 4 You (sketched typeface), Secret Agency (bad ink grunge), Player One (a grungy baseball Script), Raw Notice, Home Mad Popsters, No Silly Walk There, Bad Coma (lovely grunge), Dark Net Warrior (grunge), Cowboy Movie (Western font), Palm Beach (textured typeface), Search n Destroy (textured), Carnaval de mai, Variations (textured), Black Jeans (weathered font), City of Light, Santa's Air Mail (snow-capped letters), Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under, Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished.
Typefaces from 2015: Irresponsible Direction (grunge), Doodle Gum (textured), Posthuman (textured), Red Zone (glaz krak face), Smasher 312 (graffiti font), Columbine (dripping blood font), Tarentula's Web, Just Like This (retro funk), Eastern Brush (oriental brush typeface), Pulp Headlines (grungy typeface), War is Over (letterpress emulation), Thirties Relief, Flowers Power (sic) (floral caps), Direct du Gauche (inky brush), Jackpot (3d, sketched), Numero 10 Clean (athletic lettering), Lace Dreams (textured), Right Chalk (cahlky crayon font), Lazy Sketch Black, Golden Age (shaded pixel font), Swamp Death (textured), Astounding News, Heavy Metal Rocking, Fifties Movies, Grunge Strokes 01, Cosmik Orchestra, Paysley Sports (sandy athletic lettering), No Safety Zone (grungy stencil), Quicksands (textured), Break It Down (glaz krak font), Naughty Cartoons, Mad Groove Clean 9athletic lettering), Outlaw Stars (grungy Western face), Space Comics, Dirty Bowl 86 (athletic lettering), Cheap Potatoes Black (imitating pototo printing?), ExtraBlur (textured), Backside Air, Megalopolis, Curse of the Zombie, After the Goldrush, Avantgardiste 1934, Easy Fashion (textured), Free Thinking's Murder (textured), Phantom Zone (zombie texture), Snake In The Boot, Checkpoint Charlie (grungy stencil), For Girls Only Bold, Playing In The Mood (piano key face), Intergalactik Airlines, Les Mystères de Paris, Season of the Witch Black (blackletter), Resistance Is Futile (a great textured mechanical typeface), On The Tops Lights (matinee signage), Strawberry Fields, Serif of Nottingham, OnomatoBom (cartoon smaks).
Born in 1985 in South Korea, In Cheol Hwang is a product and industrial designer in Busan, South Korea. Creator of Pop-Up (2010), an experimental face.
Graphic design student (BA) at Skolen for Visuel Kommunikation in Haderslev, Denmark. Creator of the electrical experimental typeface Iskry (2012).
For Ludovine Loiseau's course at ERG in Brussels, Ingrid Bourgault (b. Quebec) created the free font Brush Lettering One (2014, OFL), which is based on Eben Sorkin's Merriwaether Bold Italic (2013). In 2015, she drew an experimental alphabet based on the grid system of the excellent Belgian newspaper Le Soir [on par with De Standaard], and created an experimental multicolor modular typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oscar Marchal (Inquietto; b. 1977) is an art director and creative director in Barcelona, who specializes in motion graphics, animation, 3D graphics, illustration, graphic design, cinema, TV graphics and multimedia applications. He has made some experimental typefaces: Pena (2009), Buga (2009), Sticky (2008), Rec (2008). Extravaganzza (2008) is a free sans typeface that can be found here. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Athens, Greece-based creative director and founder of Fetanis, b. 1983. He studied Graphic Design at AKTO (Athenian Artistic and Technological Group), and he graduated in 2004 with a Bachelor of Arts degree. He completed his studies in 2007 obtaining a Master of Arts in Design (Social Design & Visual Communication of N.G.O.) from Middlesex University, London.
In 2012, he created the layered typeface Yama by superimposing geometric structures.
Iordanis Passas (IP Art) is a designer in Athens, b. 1986, who was briefly located in London. He published some free typefaces including Athens (with Stergios Tsiamis), Peracto (2015, thin sans), Bomb Type (2015, sans), Koulouri (2014), Outer Space (2014, download), dPopper (2014), Born to be Condensed (2013), Serious Man (2013, a 3d typeface), IP Arial (2012, an experimental overlay typeface), Brush of Anarchy (2012, graffiti face), Cubes (2013), Mia (2014, free), Adamo (2014), The Kids Marker (2014), Gagalin (2014, a free brushy comic book font for Latin and Greek).
Design group associated with Neo2 magazine in Spain, for which they created some (free) experimental typefaces. The designer seems to be Pedro Pan. These include the paperclip typeface Aria (2002), the bold rounded typeface Bassel (2002), Barco.D.A. (2006), Web (2002, pixel face), Teletype (2003, stitching font), Video (2002, blocky face), Puntogotic (2002, fuzzy blackletter), Gallega (octagonal), Zarautz (2006, fashionable simple sans, free here), Track (octagonal), Ciclo (2007, bike chain-themed glyphs), Rotring (arc-themed), Paperfont (2006, alphabet made out of paper), Canaletto (2006, rounded monoline font), New Euro (2002, vertically etched all-caps face), Pixar Five (2002, pixel face), Quiniela (2002, stitching font), Steroid (2008, Star Trek font), Spectrum (2002, rectangularly-pixeled face), Regaliz (2005, a multiline face), Icon (2002, a multiline face), Alpha and Airline (2002, octagonal monoline faces), Elo (2004, a good-looking art deco face), Tipod (2006, dot matrix face), Button (2002, dot matrix face), Lobula (2007, art deco), Bit (2002, pixel face), TCK-2000 (2000, futuristic), Rubik (2002, art deco), Error PostScript (2002), Strokes (2003, a multiline face), Maciza (2003), DNNR (2004), Sector-96 (2007, modular), Novich (2007, glyphs based on musical notes), Funk (2003, simple sans), De Stijl (2002), Hi-Fi (2002, pixelish), Salami. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, we find her in Brussels, Belgium, where she created a gridded octagonal typeface.
Graphic designer in Guadalajara, Mexico. Textures inspired him to create the geometric textured typeface FN Tekture (2010), FN RE EVO (2011), FN Revoluxion (2012), and the spurred military typeface Nacion Gothic (2012). Monotypo (2012) is a hairline fashion mag sans typeface.
In 2013, he created the ball terminal ornamental typeface Mexique. He drew inspiration from Porfirio Diaz and Mexico in the 1880s.
Moscow-based graphic designer and illustrator who studied at the British Higher School of Art and Design. Creator of several Latin and Cyrillic display typefaces in 2015. These include Cross Mazigrot. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ivana Concilio (Salerno, Italy) created the experimental CMD font (2012). What, how, why? She also made the wall-writing typeface Ribbonpop (2013) and the graffiti typeface FloWell (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
JAB Font Foundry
JAB is Joseph Anthony Bartolo's foundry, located in Tarxien, Malta. MyFonts sells the hieroglyph-inspired ransom note font Hieroglyphs Nefertiti Akhenaten (2006) as well as Hebrewish (2007), a faux Hebrew face. Megre (2010) is an exercise in unusual placements of serifs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿