Jordan Jelev (The Fontmaker) is the Varna, Bulgaria-based graphic and logo designer (b. 1975, Varna) who specializes in wine label design. He set up The Fontmaker in 2011. Their typefaces:
- The calligraphic Cyrillic alphabet Kaloyan (2008).
- The double-lined Grant (2009, with Svetoslav Simov, Fontfabric).
- FM Clog (2011, with Vassil Kateliev, done at The Fontmaker). This font has Openface, Shadowed and Engraved styles.
- FM Bolyar (2012) is a copperplate typeface jointly designed by Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev at The Fontmaker. See also the spurred version FM Bolyar Ornate Pro ansd the weathered family FM Bolyar Typecarft. In 2019, after a full year of development, they published the 63-style all caps sans family FM Bolyar Sans Pro.
- FM Valentines Pro (2012). For Valentine's Day messages.
- FM Christmas 2.0 (26 hand-lettered Christmas greetings), done in 2012.
- FM Ephire (2013). A lively script family, done with Vassil Kateliev. It comes with a useful caps companion, FM Ephire Frames.
- FM Easter Pro (2013). For Easter wishes.
- FM Thank You (2014). Thank you hand lettering.
- FM Birthday 1.0 (2015) consists of 26 birthday-related words and phrases.
- The enormous typeface family FMBolyar TypeCraft (2016) Jordan Jelev and Vassil Kateliev. This family has Engraved, Shadow, Rust, Rough and Woodcut subfamilies. Many styles are spurred. Caps only, though.
Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Recent Behance link.
Fontspring link [Buy fonts]
Klingspor Museum page
Type design in Bulgaria ⦿
Type designers ⦿
Type designers ⦿
Cyrillic type design ⦿
Calligraphic typefaces ⦿
Valentine's Day Fonts ⦿
Easter fonts ⦿
Christmas / Season's Fonts ⦿
Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿
Wood Type ⦿