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Transkrypt [Frank Baranowski]

Frank Baranowski (b. 1960, Altenmedingen), of Neuenkirchen in Northern Germany, runs the Transkrypt foundry and has been designing typefaces since 1990. He studied Graphic Design at the Hochschule fuer Bildende Kuenste in Braunschweig, Germany. In 2003 transkrypt was started as a website to show typographic experimental projects, exercises on types and also typefaces, which were designed by Frank Baranowski. His most extensive project, the Lyrix Projekt, is a kind of typographic anthology of pop lyrics. He describes transkrypt as "a space for unusual and unused type-design and typography". He designs mainly experimental typefaces, such as Kaleido (2004), Clayborn (2004, slightly grungy), Concrete, EF Mrs. Beasley (1995, nice fat round letters, Elsner&Flake), Sputnik (2004, URW++, an oriental look family), Phoenikia, Tambourine (2004, URW++), BB Mr. Beasley (1995, Linotype) and EF Musical (Elsner&Flake, serifed and playful). His experiments also include Lyrix (type motifs from pop songs), Quak (Quadrat-Kreis System, a grid system for constructing letters as parts of circles and lines), Patchwork (2005), Pardon (2005) and Kryptik-Zyklus (his own type posters and art). Latest creations: Karoline (2005), New Telegraph (2007, slab serif), Funtype (2009, hand-printed), Monumental (2009, a fat typeface made for stacking), Dodgy Ultra (2009, fat face). He has a page on "Typen mit Schwung". He also designed many elaborate initial caps typefaces, such as Tookatooth Initialen, Schnabel, Alien Initials, Siamesisches Alphabet (Thai simulation face), Banderol Initialen.

In 2010, he started Fontschmiede with Michel M, where further fonts, commercial and free, can be found: Mrs Beasley, Sputnik, Superia, Tambourine, Destroya, Alphabutts and Elemenz are free.

In 2011, he published New Telegraph Arrows at Fontschmiede.

In 2012, he created Journal 74 (Fontschmiede), a retro font family.

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Type designers ⦿ Type designers ⦿ Oriental simulation fonts ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Handwriting fonts ⦿ German type scene ⦿ Ornamental caps typefaces ⦿ Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿ Typefaces with arrows ⦿ Circle-themed typefaces ⦿

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file name: Frank Baranowski Tambourine Outline 2010

file name: Frank Baranowski Tookatooth Initialen

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