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Celebrity Fontz [Jose Jimenez]

Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).

In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).

In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps typefaces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps typefaces.

First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps typeface modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.

In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).

Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).

Typefaces from 2015: Kids at Play (ornamental caps).

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file name: Jose Jimenez Mothers Hand 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Griffith Initials 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Body Art 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Straight Angles 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Kids At Play 2015


file name: Jose Jimenez Godfrey Sykes Initials 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez 19th Century American Initials 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Devilish 2013


file name: Jose Jimenez Nursery Rhyme Initials 2004


file name: Jose Jimenez Victorian Ornamentals 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Medieval Times 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Parisian Ornamentals after Gille 1810


file name: Jose Jimenez Kitchen Utensils 2013


file name: Jose Jimenez 20th Century German 2010


file name: Jose Jimenez Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps 2010


file name: Jose Jimenez Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps 2010b


file name: Jose Jimenez 26 Flowers 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Papillon Woodcuts 2013 after Jean Michel Papillon 1760


file name: Jose Jimenez Papillon Woodcuts 2013 after Jean Michel Papillon 1760b


file name: Jose Jimenez Papillon Woodcuts 2013 after Jean Michel Papillon 1760c


file name: Jose Jimenez Sfondo Fiorito 2012


file name: Jose Jimenez Sfondo Fiorito 2012b


file name: Jose Jimenez Cartoon Characters Vol1 2012


file name: Ray Larabie Hamma Mamma Jamma 1998


file name: Ray Larabie Mexcellent3 D 2000


file name: Ray Larabie Oil Crisis 2002


file name: Ray Larabie Squealer 1997


file name: Ray Larabie Sappy Mugs 2002c


file name: Ray Larabie So Run Down 1997


file name: Ray Larabie Street Cred 1998


file name: Ray Larabie Sybil Green 2000


file name: Ray Larabie Tork 2000


file name: Ray Larabie Urkelian 1998


file name: Ray Larabie Vademecum 2001


file name: Ray Larabie Vectroid 2000


file name: Ray Larabie Zeroes One 1999


file name: Ray Larabie Pic







Luc Devroye ⦿ School of Computer Science ⦿ McGill University Montreal, Canada H3A 2K6 ⦿ lucdevroye@gmail.com ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org ⦿ http://luc.devroye.org/fonts.html