Cruz Fonts was established in Oakland, NJ, in 2004 by Ray Cruz, who has been a designer of custom lettering and custom typefaces to major ad agencies, publishers and corporate clients in the New York City area for almost 30 years. He has created many display typefaces for Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream, Phil's Fonts and Garage Fonts. Presently Ray Cruz is working as Type Director at Y&R NY, and is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design. Bio at Garagefonts.
- Garagefonts: Cruz Grafica (1999), Cruz Grafica Inline, Troubadour.
- Agfa/Monotype: Bandolera, Bandolero, Cruz Handy (2001) and Cruz Swinger. Swinger, in fact, was produced in film type for the John Schaedler Studio in New York in the 1970s. Also, Elegante, Romantica (didone).
- Bitstream: CruzCanteraBT (2003, a stylish informal sans family), Homeland BT (2004, a text typeface with a large x-height), Vera Cruz (2003, a playful display serif), and Fat Albert (2004).
- Cruz Fonts: Satchmo (2016), Cruz Handy (2004), Troubadour (2004), Cruz Stencil (2012), Cantina, Bandolero, Cruz Swinger (fat semi-psychedelic signage face), Bandolera, Romantica Pro (2013, a condensed didone), Dot Script (2013, dot matrix face), Cruz Script Pro (2013: original from 2005), Bouncing Checks Layers (2014, octagonal and layered; includes 40 dingbats by Seymour Chwast).
- P22: P22 Cruz Ballpoint, P22 Cruz Calligraphic, P22 Cruz Brush.
- Custom typefaces for Camel Cigarettes, Estee Lauder (1994), New York Life Insurance, The NFL Detroit Lions, Pella Windows, USPS, and Xerox.
Bio at Garagefonts. P22 link. FontShop link. PDF catalog.
View Ray Cruz's typefaces. Klingspor link.
Monotype foundry link
Klingspor Museum page
Type designers ⦿
Type designers ⦿
Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿
Photo and film type era ⦿
Type scene in New Jersey ⦿
Type scene in New York ⦿
Stencil fonts ⦿
Modern style [Bodoni, Didot, Walbaum, Thorowgood, Computer Modern, etc.] ⦿
Brush script typefaces ⦿
Calligraphic typefaces ⦿
Corporate typefaces ⦿
Signage typefaces ⦿
Psychedelic types ⦿
Pixel/bitmap fonts ⦿
Octagonal typefaces ⦿
Multicolor typefaces ⦿
Dingbats (original) ⦿