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Buenos Aires, Argentina-based creator (aka Anita Wainer) of the following free fonts, hosted at my site: Perfect Match (2009, glyphs made from matches), John Lennon (2006, John Lennon's handwriting and drawings), AHDN (2005, based on the album A Hard Day's Night), and JAMONdelMAR (2006, dingbats for fans of the Beatles). Typophile. Analia plays in the band Jamon del Mar. Alternate URL of Jamon del Mar. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stone carver from Houston, Texas, who designed a full roman alphabet in 2001 as an alternative for Trajan for stone carvers. Ray Larabie then created Texhenge (2001) according to Andy's specifications, while Andy tested the font out on real marble.
In Andy's own words: I approached Ray Larabie by email in early 2001 and asked him to produce a "texhenge" font for our project here in Texas, to build the first full-size stone circle in over 2000 years. I wanted a modern font to replace Trajan as the ideal stonecarving font for our age. He and I labored over the design of the three special symbols (dagger, double dagger, per mille sign) for several months until Ray's final design, represented in these two fonts, which are in my opinion beautiful and perfect. The main stone was to be a smooth limestone, but in 2001 I began laying out a test in six inch high lettering on carrara marble, a text of Ray's perfect Latin and "et" sign, and a tribute to my lovely wife Kathy. The test was interrupted and postponed until 2008 when I carved it. The bench sits outside our home, just off the sidewalk. It is a popular resting spot for us senior citizens, and we have seen young lovers enjoying a moment alone in quiet conversation. I am honored to have this font, and to have carved it first. Much more is planned for the font as the Texhenge.com stone circle project progresses over the years.
The bench in which "Kathy and Andy" is carved is dedicated by Andy to Kathy McKee.
Four high-quality Chinese TrueType fonts generously provided by Arphic Technology (Taipei, Taiwan) to the Free Software community under the "Arphic Public License". The four free Chinese truetype fonts are about 10MB each: ZenKai-Medium, BousungEG-Light-GB, GBZenKai-Medium, ShanHeiSun-Light. Alternate URL. One more site. Yet another URL. This site has a file called fireflysung, which has the full Chinese font AR PL New Sung (1994-1999). CTAN download site. The license states: Everyone is permitted to copy and distribute verbatim copies of this license document, but changing it is forbidden. So I am hosting the fonts on my site: Download these fonts: AR-PL-KaitiM-Big5, AR-PL-KaitiM-GB, AR-PL-Mingti2L-Big5, AR-PL-SungtiL-GB. A large zip file with these fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Newton County, AR-based designer (b. 1991, PA) of the Times-Roman like family Neuton (2010-2011, which contains both Latin and Hebrew versions; free at Google Web Fonts), of the Helvetica clone Zikketica (2010), of Alpine Text (2011, a sans), of Lubitel (2011, Hebrew face), of Takt (2011), of Recut (2011), and of the ultra-fat titling font Zut (2010).
Dick Pape (Texas) has been digitizing images and alphabets for many years. His typefaces include many revivals, all very true to the original images. Early in 2013, we agreed to host his 1,600 fonts on our site. Storage alone ais initially of the order of 700 megabytes. Because of the sheer size of the collection, we have a download section, easily accessible for both individual or batch downloads. In addition, we have subpages with discussion, information and images. The typefaces have been partitioned into these groups: Aboriginal Art, Aesop, Aridi, Artville, Ben-Tour, Binny & Ronaldson, Briar Press, British Museum, Buddhist Images, Butterfly, Carbajo, Celtic Designs, DXS-Art Deco Display (alphabets), DXS-Celtic and Medieval, Daniels-Segura, Design Elements, Digital clipart, Dover Publications, FHA, Fonto Fonts, French Alphabets, Go Media, Graffiti Words, Hula Fonts, Hunt Bros 101, Incredible Pulps, Individual Artists, KCK, LFD, LHF Ornaments, Mada Alpha-a-day, Mayan Signs, Mindofone-Other, Misc Alphabets, Misc Silhouettes, Misc Symbols, Moderne-Solo, Music Song Covers, Myth & Fantasy, Neubau, Octopus, Paul Lacroix, Pepin Press, Rattlesnake Jack's Western, Schneidmeister, Sketch Type-HandDrawn, Sonja Steiner-Welz, Soviet Posters, Super Fonts, Traditional Turkish Designs, Trees-silhouettes, Tribal Tattoo, USF Decorative Fonts, ViaFaceDon, Viking Design, Virgin Vectors, Walden Font, Zelek.
Delano, CA-based designer of Yujkore Handwriting (2009), which was made with Fontifier. All his fonts in one zip file. Direct access to YUJKORE0.eot and to yujkorehandwriting.ttf. This file contains Mac-specific versions of the font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Liquitype (Germany) made the experimental font Maerchen, the Cinema de Paris alphabet, as well as the free font CP Mono (2009), which was inspired by British carplates. Since the license of CP Mono says, You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and to make derivative works, under the following conditions: Attribution. You must give the original author credit, I am making a copy of the font family available here: CP Mono download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font producer in Japan that started out as a bitmap font specilaist. The M+ Fonts Project is jointly run by Coji Morishita, Hiroki Kanou, Imazu Kazuyuki and Taro Muraoka.
All fonts are totally free: Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute them, with or without modification, either commercially or noncommercially. . Download page. Free monospaced and variable width outline fonts containing kana, kanji (97% coverage of jinmeiyo), Chinese (81% coverage of traditional Chinese), Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin (sans), all made between 2006 and 2016 and still being developed: mplus-1p-black, mplus-1p-bold, mplus-1p-heavy, mplus-1p-light, mplus-1p-medium, mplus-1p-regular, mplus-1p-thin, mplus-2p-black, mplus-2p-bold, mplus-2p-heavy, mplus-2p-light, mplus-2p-medium, mplus-2p-regular, mplus-2p-thin.
With Bernard Desruisseaux we developed a randomized PostScript type 3 font in 1996 that incorporates various interesting parameter choices. Because of its conceptual closeness with Knuth's Metafont, Bernard's font family is called MetamorFont. This font introduces randomness in every glyph, a nice feature of type 3 fonts not available in truetype or type 1. Bernard finished about three glyphs per week, because each glyph is an intricate program that had to be tested and retested. The font has six major multiple master axes or parameters: the amount of randomness, the stress angle, the contrast ratio, the stroke thickness, the outline mode, and the jumpiness of the glyphs. There are ten minor parameters, for a total of 9132 lines of PostScript code. For each setting of the parameters, the font is fully random: each glyph produced is never repeated! In the end, after a visit to Jacques André's lab at INRIA in Rennes, and lots of hard work, in October 1996, Bernard published one of the best Masters theses in the area of font software ever written. In January 2008, the software, the fonts, and the thesis (entitled Random dynamic fonts) were made available to the public. [Google] [More] ⦿
bobistheowl (lower case b) is the Ontario-based designer of the dingbat fonts HaydenPanettiereBats (2007, about 30 headshots of Hayden Panettiere) and LaetitiaBats1 and 2 (2007, based on images of Corsican supermodel Laetitia Casta). He also digitized the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (copyright Pamela Colman Smith for The Rider Company, 1909) in 2007 as Gypsy-Tarot-Major-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana-Inverted. Other fonts: Through the Looking Glass (2007, based on images dating from 1871 by Sir John Tenniel for the first Edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There), Alice in Wonderland (2007, based on Sir John Tenniel's 1865 illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland), Apoux (2007, a digitization of the naughty all-caps collection of letters by Joseph Apoux, ca. 1880, called Alphabet Pornographique), KleinKarpets (2007, a snake skin-based geometric pattern font dedicated to Manfred Klein), AmyBats 1 though 4 (2008, Amy Winehouse scanbats), JessicasSoftballFont (2008, softball scanbats), GrimNatwickBettyBoop (2008, a Betty Boop dingbat font), Obey (2009---a huge family of scanbats), SINSofBOBCO (2008, a one glyph font made for Bob Dobbs), Woodland Creatures (2008, forest animals), Princess Madeleine of Sweden (2008). In 2010, he added FixCystNeon, a typeface that emulates Terminal, the 1981 IBM systems font.
In 2012, he made MockingJay XL (a single glyph dingbat face), Outstanding (a Victorian caps set that looks like a rounded version of Ernst Voelker's Vineta (1973)), and Beauty Marks (an erotic silhouette scanbat font).
In 2016, he finally published Cabbagetown, which he started in 2014. Cabbagetown is based on Light Shade (1874, Richard Smith). It later appeared in Dan X. Solo's The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces on page 17 as Night Shade. The first known digital version of this typeface was Nigel SadeSH (1993, Soft Horizons). Other versions include Shadowed Serif (1994, James Fordyce), Cameo Antique (2009, by Character), and Outstanding (2012, Bobistheowl).
Debbie Montique (Deborah C. Montique) designed these free original dingbats in 1998-1999: ArtistsWorld, Christmas-Debbie, Christmas3, Corners, DCM_SchoolTime, DesignDings, DesignDings2, DesignDings3, DesignDings4, Dividers, Dividers3, Dividers4, DividersTwo, DovesandStuff, FishingAnyone, FloralDesign, OrnateDesigns-Debbie, Printer Ornaments Debbie, PrinterOrnamentsbyDebbie2, PrinterOrnamentsbyDebbie3 (very useful floral dingbats for texts!), SquareCaps_DCM, TrucksforJudyS, Western-DCM. MD Button Mania and MD Lavish Lines were created in 2000.
Her web site disappeared after she lost her computer and everything else in hurricane Katrina. However, the fonts were already out in the wild. Thanks to helpful fans, she recovered all of her fonts.
In January 2013, she agreed that I could host her typefaces.
Robert Allgeyer's MusiQwik series of music fonts (2001-2008) is now hosted by me. In 2009, Allgeyer wrote: Welcome to my now-obsolete home page. In early 2009, I removed my web site from the Internet. I have done enough of it, and reached the stage in my life where I want to spend time doing other things. I have left this page for a couple of extra months, so that occasional visitors can find it, before I finally remove everything. I now live in Ormond Beach, Florida USA. Formerly, I was in Aptos, California USA. My name is prominent on the Internet due to my music fonts, fiction, essays, and travel comments. However, do not confuse me with the Midwestern jazz musician, the artist, the dancer, or any number of others with my same name. His free fonts besides MusiQwik and MusiSync, include Bongos, FretQwik, and MusiTone, all made in 2001. NWC Scriptorium has further fonts by him: NWslur (2002), Romital (2002, text font). In 2005, he added NoteHedz.
Neda Juraydini is an artist with a BFA from Maryland Institute College of Art in Visual Communications/Graphic Design.
In 2001, she created the dingbat typeface Chalice. The chalice is a symbol for Unitarian Universalists and the chalices in this typeface were collected from various churches in this denomination. This [expired] site explained the origin of this symbol.
To preserve the font, Neda gave me permission to store it at my site so that it can be distributed world-wide.
Chalice.zip contains the original TrueType file by Neda Juraydini, together with her original readme file. In addition, it contains an Opentype version and a PostScript type 1 version generated by Luc Devroye in March 2009. No guarantees! [Google] [More] ⦿
Very prolific Argentinian type designer (b. 1976) located in Rosario. His extensive repertoire:
Dafont link. Fontspace link. Google font directory link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontsquirrel link. Google Plus link. On Snot and Fonts link. Another Google Plus link. Creative Market link Behance link. Blog. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexico City-based designer of the typeface family Doit Slab (2013), in which all glyphs have stab wounds. He also created the thin modular typeface Line (2013-2014). In 2016, he designed the hand-crafted typeface Fernanda and the textura typeface Cacastrofica Textere. The latter typeface gets the Mon Pote award for 2016 (Mon Pote stands for Most Original Name Prize Of the Trump Era, and is awarded annually starting in 2016 by the office of Luc Devroye).
Southfield, MI-based company founded in 1991 by John Colletti. The 150-strong collection of their fonts was created in 1992, a few years after the Bitstream/Corel collection. Their web page stated: Founded in 1991 as a digital type foundry and developer of leading font management software tools for Windows, QualiType Software has been a pioneer in Windows font management technology with their FontHandler software and the patented QualiType Font Sentry system for Automatic Font Management. In 2000, the company entered into an agreement with Extensis Group at CreativePro.com, which grants Extensis the exclusive rights to market and develop future versions of QualiType FontHandler. This was a de facto takeover.
In 2009, Colletti agreed to let me host the collection for free download. The Qualitype font package from 1992 was rejuvenated in 2009 and repackaged with OpenType versions.
For those interested in lists and encyclopedic information: the font names are QTAbbie, QTAgateType-Bold, QTAgateType-Italic, QTAgateType, QTAncientOlive-Bold, QTAncientOlive, QTAntiquePost, QTArabian, QTArnieB, QTArtiston, QTAtchen, QTAvanti-Italic, QTAvanti, QTBasker-Bold, QTBasker-Italic, QTBasker, QTBeckman, QTBengal-Bold, QTBengal, QTBlackForest, QTBlimpo, QTBodini-Bold, QTBodini-Italic, QTBodini, QTBodiniPoster-Italic, QTBodiniPoster, QTBookmann-Bold, QTBookmann-BoldItalic, QTBookmann-Italic, QTBookmann, QTBoulevard, QTBrushStroke, QTCaligulatype, QTCanaithtype, QTCascadetype, QTCaslan-Bold, QTCaslan-BoldItalic, QTCaslan-Italic, QTCaslan, QTCaslanOpen, QTCasual, QTChanceryType-Bold, QTChanceryType-Italic, QTChanceryType, QTChicagoland, QTClaytablet, QTCloisteredMonk, QTCoronation, QTDeuce, QTDingBits, QTDoghaus, QTDoghausHeavy, QTDoghausLight, QTDublinIrish, QTEraType-Bold, QTEraType, QTEurotype-Bold, QTEurotype, QTFloraline-Bold, QTFloraline, QTFlorencia, QTFraktur, QTFrank, QTFrankHeavy, QTFrizQuad-Bold, QTFrizQuad, QTFuture-Italic, QTFuture, QTFuturePoster, QTGaromand-Bold, QTGaromand-BoldItalic, QTGaromand-Italic, QTGaromand, QTGhoulFace, QTGraphLite, QTGraveure-Bold, QTGraveure, QTGreece, QTHandwriting, QTHeidelbergType, QTHelvet-Black, QTHelvet-BoldOutline, QTHelvetCnd-Black, QTHelvetCnd-Light, QTHelvetCnd, QTHoboken, QTHowardType, QTHowardTypeFat, QTImpromptu, QTJupiter, QTKooper-Italic, QTKooper, QTKorrin-Italic, QTKorrin, QTKung-Fu, QTLautrecType, QTLetterGoth-Bold, QTLetterGoth-BoldItalic, QTLetterGoth-Italic, QTLetterGoth, QTLinoscroll, QTLinostroke, QTLondonScroll, QTMagicMarker, QTMerryScript, QTMilitary, QTOKCorral-Cnd, QTOKCorral-Ext, QTOKCorral, QTOldGoudy-Bold, QTOldGoudy-Italic, QTOldGoudy, QTOptimum-Bold, QTOptimum-BoldItalic, QTOptimum-Italic, QTOptimum, QTPalatine-Bold, QTPalatine-Italic, QTPalatine, QTPandora, QTParisFrance, QTPeignoir-Lite, QTPeignoir, QTPiltdown, QTPristine-Bold, QTPristine-BoldItalic, QTPristine-Italic, QTPristine, QTRobotic2000, QTSanDiego, QTSchoolCentury-Bold, QTSchoolCentury-BoldItalic, QTSchoolCentury-Italic, QTSchoolCentury, QTSlogantype, QTSnowCaps, QTStoryTimeCaps, QTTechtone-Bold, QTTechtone-BoldItalic, QTTechtone-Italic, QTTechtone, QTTheatre, QTTimeOutline, QTTumbleweed, QTUSA-Uncial, QTVagaRound-Bold, QTVagaRound, QTWeise-Bold, QTWeise-Italic, QTWeise, QTWestEnd. [Google] [More] ⦿
Romanian designer of the free experimental typeface Tartarium (2016), which takes inspiration from the Tartaria tablets. Wikipedia writes: The Tartaria tablets are three tablets, discovered in 1961 by archaeologist Nicolae Vlassa at a Neolithic site in the village of Tartaria, about 30 km from Alba Iulia in Romania. The tablets, dated to around 5300 BC, bear incised symbols---he Vinca symbols--and have been the subject of considerable controversy among archaeologists, some of whom claim that the symbols represent the earliest known form of writing in the world. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 1999, a gang of people including Graham Meade, upset with the font policing efforts of Three Islands Press, made Bush Toad, which looks like (but is different from) their Treefrog. Bush Toad (1999) may be found on several archives. I am hosting the Three Mile Island font collection here. The set also includes Rave Party (2002), ChocolatFromHelvetica (2002), HeilVertica, Nightmare in Blend Mode (2003), and the chancery-inspired Feldicouth family (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts
This is a fantastic source of free high-quality fonts for scripts of the greater Aegean vicinity, Egyptian Hieroglyphs, Meroitic, Sumero-Akkadian Cuneiform, Musical Symbols and all Symbol Blocks in the Unicode Standard. George Douros is their Greek font designer. His free fonts come with this exemplary footnote: In lieu of a licence: Fonts in this site are offered free for any use; they may be opened, edited, modified, regenerated, posted, packaged and redistributed. Many of his fonts contributed to important section in the GNU Freefont project. Here is the list: