TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Thu Jul 24 06:38:25 EDT 2014
Filipino / The Philippines
Active Sphere is a foundry in Valenzuela City, The Philippines. It is run by Ronnie Dela Cruz (b. 1963, Manila), a part-time freelance web and graphic designer.
Their fonts include the geometric sans display families Kayla Sans (2008), Kathleen Sans and Serif (2008), Leenyx (2008), Jekatep, Sean Henrich ATF (2009), and Yarikha (2008). Stephanie (2008) and Zirphy (2008) are rounded geometric display fonts, and Kamaru Sans (2008) is an experimental sans face. Mecatoque (2008) is Victorian but pretends to be futuristic, and Sayonachi (2008) is a curly children's book face.
Stanix (2011) and Tsikot (2011) are fat techno faces. Maxine Sans (2011) is a basic humanistic sans family. Tamika (2011) is a gorgeous oriental style brush face. Anino (2011) is a grunge family. Anikka (2011) is a monoline sans family with an extremely thin hairline on one end. Filipina (2011) is an organic sans family. Bradford (2011) is a squarish family. Gretta (2011) is a minimalist sans with missing strokes. Danrex (2011) is Ronnie's contribution to the "fat counterless" craze. Merina (2011) is a fat piano key face. Sailfin is a stylish monoline organic sans family.
Typefaces from 2013: Monterra.
AdamAnt VectorWorx (was: Toniofonts)
Antonio Bucu [AdamAnt VectorWorx, or AdamAnt Designs, The Philippines] designed EQUINOX, GraphicAttitudeMono (1999, white on black lettering), INDIOSBRAVOSTITLING (great thick lettering), MachaCow (1999, fat display face), Maharlika (1998, elegant art deco display type), Smokey, Tonio (comic book font), TONIO2, WaChaKa (1999), WASTED (handprinted).
Alexis Angulo (Pasay, The Philippines) created the angular display typeface Angulo in 2013.
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Filipino designer in Cebu City, b. 1997. Designer of the free font Recycled Bit (2013).
Designer located in Los Banos, Laguna, the Philippines, b. Manila, 1973. Creator of Andrea's Handwriting (2008), Andrea II Script (2010, eight styles), Andrea II Print (2010, eight styles in the spirit of Comic Sans), Stu Print (2009) and Stu Script (2009).
Dead link. This was a Philippine site with original fonts by Annie de la Vega [the site used to be called MadCaps]: Annifont, Alcohole, Sira (1998, handwriting), Addict, Chibrush (oriental simulation face), Durian Republik, Happy, Illustrator, Balotro, Book-Illustrator'sHandwriting, Dooling-Bold, Marilen, MiddleEarthNF-Medium, Sira, Stinkin-BoopFont, UppenArmsNF-Medium, Walang-K, Jeepney and Teenick. Anni will make your handwriting into a font for a "minimal" fee.
aRc (or: Azelea Rodgers Creations)
aRc was established in 2008 by Azelea Rodgers (b. 1974, The Philippines). It is located in Lathrop, CA.
A graduate from Skyline College, she created the alphabet tracing font Kerp (2008) for kids in pre-kindergarten. She also made Rosebud (2008, letters composed of thorny rose stems), Asvet Mono (2009, a playful stencil), Azelea (2009), Edil Script (2010), Laureen (2010, a calm calligraphic script), Alexy (2011, a ribbon script), and Lelet Script (2009).
Manila-based creator of the very original multilined caps typeface Achille Castiglioni (2011), which was named after the industrial designer. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paul Morrow's Baybayin fonts (for old Philippine languages) in truetype and type 1 forms: Tagalog Stylized (a modern composite of many samples from the past), Tagalog Doctrina 1593 (based on the type face used in one of the very first books printed in the Philippines, the Doctrina Christiana of 1593), Bisaya Hervas (based on a type face that appeared in 1787 in an Italian work by Lorenzo Hervás y Pandura, Saggio prattico delle lingue con prolegomeni e una raccolta di Orazioni Domincale in più di trecento lingue e dialetti), Bikol Mintz (modelled after the cover art on the 1985 New Day Publishers edition of the Bikol-English Dictionary by Malcolm Warren Mintz&José Del Rosario Britanico), and Baybayin Lopez (2002), based on the typeface that Francisco Lopez used in the Ilokano Doctrina Christiana (1621). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his visual communication studies at First City Providential College in Bulacan, The Philippines, Bernard Rebulado created a bird silhouette ornamental caps typeface called Aves (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
"The Buhid or Mangyan alphabet is thought to have descended from the Kawi script of Java, Bali and Sumatra, which in turn descended from the Pallava script, one of the southern Indian scripts derived from Brahmi. The Buhid alphabet is still used in the Philipines by the Buhid people of Mindoro." This syllabic alphabet is used to write Tagalog, the national language of the Philipines which is spoken by about 10.5 million people. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Quezon City, The Philippines, Camille San Vicente designed the octagonal typeface Boxy Roxy (2013) and the modular typeface Nantucket (2013, free). She also drew the ornamental caps alphabet Ang Mga Maglalatik (2013) and Draft Display (2014, free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look face inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.
In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style face based on a font by Levente Halmos.
Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).
Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).
Christina Alejandro, or calej d'art, is located in Quezon City on the Philippines. Creator of Bimbam (2012), Conner (2008, a hand-printed blackboard bold typeface), Dotted Line (2012), Serifadow (2012, a shadowed outlined sketched typeface), Scription (2012), Stripes Forever (2012), Square Hair (2012), Loverly (2012), Scripterina (2012), Sesaw (2012), Fair View (2012), Reach (2012), Bright Future (2012), Amidst (2012, children's handwriting), Jewels (2012), Christiana (2012), and Shaded Letters (2012).
Ronnie Cruz (Cyberian Khatru) is Filipino type designer, b. 1966, Asinaan, Panaasinan, Philippines. His fonts include techno and gothic faces such as Bone Voyage, Iron Warrior, and Jupiter Squadron (futuristic). Shanghai Babe (2010) is an oriental simulation face. Blue Thunderbird (2011) is based on native American symbolism. Brush With Death (2011) is a brush face. Byrning Bridgez (2011) is a trekkie font. Cyberian Khatru is located in Hayward, CA. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Quezon City, The Philippines-based designer of the display typeface Tahigami (2013), which combines origami with triangular patterns. Tahi is Tagalog for stitch, and kami is Japanese for paper.
Digital artist from Quezon City, The Philippines, b. 1991. Creator of the hand-printed fonts Moon Flower (2013), Denne Shuffle Euro Hollow (2013), Killed Vespertine (2013, decorative caps), Esto Bueno (2013), Luna Kronik (2013), Alright Scrapbooky (2013), Bacon Kingdom (2012), Brain Flower (2012), Autumn (2012), Springtime (2012), Soymilk (2012), Wintermelon (2012), Matryoshka (2011, 3d face), Monovirus (2011, caps only), Baby Doll (2011, hand-printed), Denne Freakshow (2011, 3d hand-printed), Chemistry (2010), Dominique (2010), All Hail Julia (2010), Denne Etude (2010), Denne Gnossienne (2010), Denne Shuffle (2010, 3d and hand-printed), DenneAtTheTeaParty (2010), DenneMilkTea (2010, all caps, hand-printed), Denne Kitten Heels (2010), Denne Angel (2010), Denne Fuchoor (2009), Denne Sketchy (2009), Denne's aliens (2009), Denne Schoolgirl (2009), Denne's Chokipi (2009), Pretty Shit (2009, dingbats), Denne's Summer (2009), Denne's Pen (2009), Crown Doodle (2009), DENNECURSIVE (2009), DENNELEFT-HAND (2009), Denne-Delica (2009), DenneMarker (2009), DennePuffy-Hearts (2008, marker pen), DenneThreedee (2008, marker pen), Denne's Aliens (2009), and Denne'sOldHandwriting (2009), 2006 (based on the Welcome font by Whitestone which was used in the Fifa World Cup in 2006).
Diane Kelly Nuguid (Kelly Graphix, manila, The Philippines) is the creator of the free straight-edged typeface Fixxed (2012).
Typefaces from 2014: Sufrimeda, Signarita Chloe (sic: an unconnected calligraphic script), Dancing Juice, Dancing Juice&Salabat, Signarita Zhai (a great connected cursive script).
Designer in Quezon City, The Philippines, who created the stunning constructivist / architectural typeface Istruktura (2012), with a beautiful poster to illustrate it.
Filipino creator of Broad-Aklatin (2010), Maalong-Tagalog-1-Linear (2010), Maalong-Tagalog-2-Linear (2010), Aklatin (2010), Ilocano Linear (2010, a modified version of the Ilocano Baybayin script), Panggasinan Linear (2010, a version of the Panggasinan Baybayin script), Nuevo Cebuano Linear (2010, modified Cebuano (or Bisaya) variant of the Baybayin script. This was inspired by the Bisaya Hervas truetype font and the one featured in Paterno's Baybayin Comparative Syllabaries Chart), Basahan Linear (2010, modified version of the Bikolano (or Bikol) Baybayin script), Pamagkulit Linear (2010, a modified version of the Kapampangan Baybayin script), Pambatanggeño (2010; modified version of the Batangas Comintang Baybayin script), PT (Pangkalahatang Tagalog) Baybayin-Linear (2010; patterned after the expanded Baybayin that was featured in the book called "Baybayin: Ancient Script of the Philippines: A Concise Manual" by Bayani Mendoza De Leon), Unknown-Baybayin-Variant (2010), Baybayin Eskriba (2010, +Simplified), Formal-Baybayin-1---Normal (2010), Maalong-Tagalog-1-Brush-Script (2009), Maharlikang Tagalog - AV 1 (2009), Maharlikang-Tagalog-Simplified (2009), Maharlikang Tagalog - AV 2 (2010, a blackletter Baybayin), Guhit Baybayin (2009), Baybayin Mod SV (2010), Alfa-Larawan (2010) and Aklatin Light and Heavy (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Filipino designer (b. 1983) of the (free) Gabriel Serif family (2010).
Designer from The Philippines. She created the handwriting fonts Vanamare (2009), Quest of Lies (2009), Lehova (2009, straight vertical handprinted), Poisoned Tea (2009), Nuajas (2009), Nitalus (2008), Penspire (2008), Exochronia (2007) and Altonin (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Batangas State University, The Philippines, who has been working as a graphic designer since 2005. Creator of the basic sans typeface Gen Light (2014, OFL), Neutrage (2014, a neutral signage sans), the technical sans typeface Teknik (2014), and the grotesk typefaces Primary Hans (2014) and Hans Kendrick (2014).
Simon Ager's page on the Hanuno'o or Mangyan alphabet used to write Hanuno'o, Austronesian language spoken in the southern part of the Philippine island of Mindoro by about 10,000 to 12,000 people. It is syllabic and written from bottom left to top right. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in The Philippines in 1995, Ivanna Jude Albea Israel created the free typeface Ribbon Trim (2012).
James Fajardo (was: Yakap.com)
James Paul Fajardo's (mainly handwriting) fonts were at Yakop.com. It is now called James Fajardo, but the web pages are faulty. James was born inn The Philippines in 1983, but lives in Las Vegas, NV. On Typophile, he visits as James F. His fonts include James Fajardo (2003, handwriting), Alanis Hand (2003, handwriting of Alanis Morrisette), Suwa (2003), Jempol, IBAYO, Sulatko, TheMoment, Yakap, Sixdaggers, AlbummeSmooth (2003), Ibayo (2003), Jempolfreak (2003), Gyllenhaal (pixel font for 8pt). Alternate URL. Still another URL. Yet another URL. In 2007, he set up the commercial Fajardo Font Foundry. It sells Nanette (2008, cursive script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
James Paul Fajardo
Based in Calcocan, The Philippines, Jeanne Arielle Rodriguez created the free optical challenge font Rodriguez Geometric Paper (2013).
Designer from Quezon City, The Philippines, who used FontStruct in 2008 to make Pointers and Pointersoft (pixel arrow fonts), Eleaves, AcidSpeed, Parallelofont (octagonal), Missing Block, Acid Square, The First Font, Danubee (organic), Thorns, ReilyBill Richkid, Tabloid, StillAliveForNow, StillAlive, and The Curve.
In 2009, he added Unbranded, Nokia 6000, Quickening, Bump it up, Corte (3d shadow face), Unbranded, Piloton (techno; +Piloton G, 2012), Tahoma (pixel family), Raft, Paper Company (octagonal), Afro Style, Arko, 7th Service (stencil), Thorns, and Afro Superstar.
In 2012, he created Afro Superstar, Malibata Neue, a modernized and simplified Baybayin/Alibata (ancient Filipino writing), Gumball.
Creator (b. 1991, The Philippines) of the outlined hand-drawn typeface Chickfactor (2013), as well as Ham And Eggs (2013), Bookends (2013), Bookends with Accents (2014), Font5 (2013) and Whiplash Girl Child (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Hypersober (textured shadow face), Hypersober Clean.
Manila-based designer of the fat finger fonts Joanne Candy (2014), Matcha (2014), Orbicularis (2014), Mikee (2014), Joanne's Handwriting (2013), Joanne Papercut (2013), Joanne Marker Serif (2013), Joanne Deoxyribose (2013) and Joanne Enzyme Kinetics (2013). She also made the hand-drawn 3d typeface Joanne Tic Tac (2013).
Fonts by Joel Ignacio (b. Santa Ana, Manila, Philippines, 1971), who studied computer science and math at UC Davis and now lives in the Bay Area. They include the graffiti font Chrytings, plus Neumicals (1992, grunge), Cathophy (handwriting), Anther (1989), Anther Spin, Zotus (1990), and Ayger. The site used to be called iG.world. He runs Ignacio Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in the Philippines in 1975, Jonathan Wu created the comic book faces Wurper Regular (2012), Wurper Comics (2012), WurmicsBravura (2012), Wurmics Bravado (2012), and Wurmics Bravo (2011).
Aka Julia Booth. Filipino creator of the free fat finger typefaces Hold Me Close, Will You Call My name (2013), Walk on Fire (2013), JG Trails Bolder, JG Script On, JG Hope On Us, Miss Kat Laurente (2012), Julia G. Booth (2012), and Julia Booth (2012).
In 2013, she designed the hand-drawn typeface family Allusion, and the hand-printed Boziene.
Living Scripts of the Philippines
"Fonts for the Buhid, Hanunóo, and Tagbanwa scripts still used in the Philippines are available.": 25USD for six fonts in any format you like. Send check to Sushi Dog Graphics, P.O. Box 26A54, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Page by Hector Santos. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of One Miguel (2010), an almost sketched font, and TicTacToe (2010), a hand-printed outline face, and Smile (2010), another great dirty hand. Born in 1996, he lives in The Philippines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Southern California (b. 1971), aka Nordenx. Creator of free Baybayin fonts (for Philippine) in 2006, downloadable from Devian Tart: BaybayinModernMindoro (2010), BaybayinMindoro (2010), BaybayinModernBlock, BaybayinModernScript, BaybayinModernPrint, BaybayinModernRound, Baybayin Modern Kufic. In 2007, he made BaybayinModernBrush1. In 2009-2010, this was followed by BaybayinModernDivine, Baybayin Modern Mono, and Baybayin Modern Sinta. In 2010, he made Baybayin Modern Kana, BaybayinMangyanHanubrush and MangyanHanuBrush: Surat Mangyan, also known to local Mindoreños as Sulat Mangyan, the Hanunóo script is one of three surviving pre-Hispanic forms of writing in the Philippines--it is a version of the island's ancient script collectively known as Baybayin. Baybayin Modern Font (BMF) Unicode Mono. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carl Rubino's page on Philippine scripts: The Ilocanos, Tagalogs, Pangasinenses, Visayans, and Kapampangans on Luzon Island shared a similar syllabary, composed of 16 characters, used in the Tagalog and Ilocano scripts. The Mangyans (of Mindoro Island) and the Tagbanuas (of Palawan Island) had very different scripts. No fonts here, but plenty of information and examples. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator from the Philippines. Home page. Behance link. Creator in 2008-2009 of the techno fonts Amputa Bangiz, Digital Ninja and qx_01, and the playful We_Wabbits_quikijiki. In 2010, he made the ultra-fat octagonal face Betlog. Behance link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographer and type designer in Paranaque, The Phillipines. In 2010, he made the sans/serif family New Soul, about which he writes: it is a balance between the Roman proportions Eric Gill's Gill Sans and Paul Renner's Futura have while adding the quirky proportions in Evert Bloemsma's Balance. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila. Based in Las Pinas, The Philippines, Renalli Trajano created the ornamental caps alphabet Sesame Street (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Montalban, The Philippines, Renz Abong created the free sans typeface Tale (2013, FontStruct), the free condensed typeface Versa (2013, FontStruct), and the free monoline geometric font Tribe (2013).
Roger S. Nelsson
Ronnie Dela Cruz
Designer in Manila, The Philippines, who made the modular typeface Circles And Boxes (2012).
Sushi Dog Graphics
Los Angeles foundry of Hector Santos, who created commercial fonts for Tagalog, Buhid, Hanunuo'o and Tagbánuwá. Baybayin is the name of the former Filipino writing system. Today there are three forms of the baybayin still being used in the Philippines. These are the scripts of the Buhid and Hanunuo'o peoples of Mindoro and the Tagbánuwá people of Palawan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Simon Ager's page on Tagalog, a syllabic alphabet used to write Tagalog (Filipino, or Pilipino), an Austronesian language with about 15 million speakers in the Philippines, the USA, Canada, the UAE, Guam, the UK, Saudi Arabia and many other places. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tagalog Script (from the Philippines): 20USD for six fonts in any format you like. Send check to Sushi Dog Graphics, P.O. Box 26A54, Los Angeles, CA 90026. Page by Hector Santos who lives in Los Angeles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in New York City.
Quezon City (Philippines)-based designer of revivals and opportunistic typefaces, who is quite active on newsgroups like alt.binaries.fonts. His production is impressive:
Filipino creator (b. 1986) of Lipi (2009), a curly face which was ased on the typography by Maggie Simpliciano in Folk Architecture [Rodrigo Perez III, Quezon City, Philippines 1989]. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿