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FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts) [Artur Frankowski]

FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish type designer, b. 1965, Zamosciu. He taught typography at the Technical University of Warsaw and is professor of typography and design at the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps. In 2013 he presented a habilitation thesis on street lettering as an inspiration for a graphic designer. In 2015 Artur graduated from the Expert Class Type Design (EcTd) at the Plantin Institute in Antwerp. 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. Author of Typespotting Warszawa and co-author (with Magdalena Frankowska) of a book about Henryk Berlewi, a pioneer of functional typography.

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. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on From Typespotting to Warsaw letters. MyFonts link. Author of several typefaces:

  • From the Magdart era: MF Ala i As, MF Norma 1 i 2, MF Trond, MF Multi Putli, MF Plazma, MF Towarowy, MF FCR, MF Proteza, MF Strzeminski.
  • FA Berlewi (2006): a stencil typeface based on poster lettering from 1924 by Henryk Berlewi. Together with Magdalena Frankowska, he wrote a book called Berlewi (2010). Henryk Berlewi was a Polish pioneer of typography and design.
  • FA Cindy (2002): shoe dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Desiconz (2005): dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Dropsy (2000)
  • Grotesk Polski FA (1996-2006): inspired by the first Polish typeface design - Antykwa Poltawskiego. Has sans weights, and one stencil style.
  • FA Domestic Godess (2005): domestic dingbats by Magdalena Frankowska.
  • FA Julian (2003): avant garde ransom face, based on Wladyslaw Strzeminski's lettering in the 1930 publication "Z Ponad".
  • FA Karaker: medieval script based on a scan.
  • FA Komunikat (2004): almost unreadable, an experiment in minimalism, inspired by Wladyslaw Strzeminski (1932).
  • FA Modernista (2004): grungy sans based on Baccarat, an early 20th century typeface by the Polish foundry Jan Id'zkowski.
  • FA Norma (2000): destructionist.
  • Ozdoby Gardowskiego (2004): ornaments based designs by Ludwik Gardowski (1923).
  • FA Praesens (2004): great avant garde display face.
  • FA Prototyp (2007): minimalist unicase.
  • FA Relief (2006): pixelish.
  • FA Supersam (2003): dot matrix style.
  • FA Szczuka (2000): avant garde poster display typeface based on pixel type.
  • FA Zero One (2007): experimental pixel style type family.
  • Designer of a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II.

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INTERNAL LINKS
Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ The Polish type scene ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Readability & Legibility ⦿ Unicase type design ⦿ Ransom note fonts ⦿ Calligraphic typefaces ⦿ Pixel/bitmap fonts ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Avant Garde typefaces ⦿








file name: Artur Frankowski Berlewi F A 2006


file name: Artur Frankowski Berlewi F A 2006b


file name: Artur Frankowski Grotesk Polski F A 1998 2006


file name: Artur Frankowski Komunikat F A 2004


file name: Artur Frankowski Henryk Sawerda Silesiana 2006


file name: Artur Frankowski Henryk Sawerda Silesiana 2006b







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