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TYPE DESIGN, TYPOGRAPHY, TYPEFACES AND FONTS

These pages offer over 70,000 entries with information on type design, type designers, the history and choice of fonts and typefaces, the mathematics of type design, font software, and typographic matters in general. The subjects are cross-classified by country, language, tag, style, and category. Each item also has a dedicated subpage with additional images not shown on the main pages [click on pink dots like ⦿]. I started this work in 1993.

This web page is imperfect. I apologize for all errors and omissions. I will reply to each email. Also, all type designers are invited for drinks at my place in Montreal (map, address and phone number on my main page).

NEW: Long or short

⦿Full length pages ⦿Index pages

Learning and reading
about type design

⦿ Bezier curves ⦿ Blogs ⦿ Books on type ⦿ Choice of fonts ⦿ Conferences ⦿ Typefaces for dyslexics ⦿ (past conferences) ⦿ Font names/aliases ⦿ Font search engines ⦿ Glossaries ⦿ Latest links ⦿ Legal stuff ⦿ Musea ⦿ Newsgroups ⦿ Readability & Legibility ⦿ Studying typography ⦿ Type classification ⦿ Type competitions ⦿ Type designers (short) ⦿ Type designers (long) ⦿ Type examples ⦿ Type for TV ⦿ Type magazines ⦿ Type measurements ⦿ Type personalities ⦿ (past type competitions) ⦿ Type news ⦿ Typography

Commercial fonts

⦿ Best of the year ⦿ Commercial fonts ⦿ Commercial fonts (small outfits) ⦿ Corporate typefaces ⦿ FontShop designers ⦿ Font vendors ⦿ MyFonts ⦿ MyFonts bestsellers (September 2014) ⦿ MyFonts Pages ⦿ Monotype designers ⦿ Monotype foundries ⦿ MyFonts designers

Freeware/shareware fonts

⦿ Font centers ⦿ Font hosting ⦿ Open source fonts ⦿ Original designs (many free fonts) ⦿ Original designs (a few free fonts) ⦿ Regular as clockwork ⦿ Manfred Klein

Hyperactive designers

⦿ Morris Fuller Benton ⦿ Nick Curtis ⦿ Patrick Griffin (unfinished) ⦿ Frederic Goudy ⦿ Jeff Levine ⦿ Manfred Klein ⦿ Dick Pape ⦿ Alejandro Paul (unfinished) ⦿ Dan X. Solo ⦿ Dieter Steffmann (unfinished)

Handwriting

⦿ Architectural lettering ⦿ Brush ⦿ Calligraphy ⦿ Chancery / cancellaresca ⦿ Carolingian ⦿ Children's handwriting fonts ⦿ Civilité ⦿ Comic/cartoon fonts ⦿ Designers of hand-printed fonts ⦿ Didactic fonts for children ⦿ Fontcapture fonts ⦿ Fontifier fonts ⦿ Graffiti fonts ⦿ Handwriting fonts ⦿ Handwriting font archives ⦿ iFontMaker ⦿ Penmanship ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ School fonts ⦿ Signature/logo fonts ⦿ Signage fonts ⦿ Sketched typefaces ⦿ Treefrog types

Art periods

⦿ Art deco ⦿ Art nouveau ⦿ Arts and Crafts movement ⦿ Avant-garde ⦿ Bauhaus ⦿ Die Brücke ⦿ Brutalism ⦿ Carolingian ⦿ Constructivism ⦿ Cubism ⦿ Dadaism ⦿ De Stijl ⦿ Edwardian ⦿ Futurismo ⦿ German expressionism ⦿ Lombardic ⦿ Op-art ⦿ Pop art ⦿ Psychedelic types ⦿ Victorian

Famous type styles

⦿ Akzidenz Grotesk ⦿ Caslon ⦿ Caxton ⦿ Cheltenham ⦿ Clarendon ⦿ Cooper Black ⦿ Courier ⦿ DIN ⦿ Elzevir ⦿ Garalde [Garamond, Sabon, etc.] ⦿ Modern [Bodoni, Didot, etc.] ⦿ Scotch Roman ⦿ Venetian [Centaur, Jenson, etc.]

Specialized fonts

⦿ 3D fonts ⦿ Alchemy ⦿ Anthroposophy ⦿ Arrows ⦿ Astrology ⦿ Athletic lettering ⦿ AutoCAD fonts ⦿ Barcode fonts ⦿ Bastarda (bâtarde, Schwabacher) ⦿ Bike-themed fonts ⦿ Blackboard type ⦿ Blackletter fonts ⦿ Braille fonts ⦿ Bubblegum typefaces ⦿ Chess fonts ⦿ Christmas / Season's fonts ⦿ Circles ⦿ Circuit fonts ⦿ Connect-the-dots fonts ⦿ Codex ⦿ Copperplate ⦿ Crayons ⦿ Dali ⦿ Deseret ⦿ Dingbats (original) ⦿ Easter fonts ⦿ Erotic fonts ⦿ Escher ⦿ The Euro symbol ⦿ Experimental type ⦿ Fashion mag typefaces ⦿ Fists, pointing hands ⦿ Floriated caps ⦿ Giacometti ⦿ Glaz krak fonts ⦿ Hacker fonts ⦿ Hexagonal typefaces ⦿ Hairline: very thin sans faces ⦿ Horror fonts ⦿ Icon fonts ⦿ Kafkaesque typefaces ⦿ Kandinsky ⦿ Kitchen tile fonts ⦿ Knitting ⦿ Labyrinthine fonts ⦿ Lapidary fonts ⦿ LED/LCD fonts ⦿ Map/travel/highway typefaces ⦿ Mathematics fonts ⦿ MICR fonts ⦿ Military typefaces ⦿ Miro ⦿ Monospaced fonts ⦿ Morse fonts ⦿ Movie fonts ⦿ Music fonts ⦿ Neon ⦿ Neurotic fonts ⦿ OCR fonts ⦿ Octagonal typefaces ⦿ Origami ⦿ Ornamental caps ⦿ Orphaned typefaces ⦿ Palm pilot fonts ⦿ Paperclip faces ⦿ Peace fonts ⦿ Petroglyphs ⦿ Phonetic (IPA) fonts ⦿ Picasso ⦿ Pixel fonts ⦿ Playing card fonts ⦿ Pokemon fonts ⦿ Potato cut fonts ⦿ Prismatic typefaces ⦿ Programming fonts ⦿ Radio fonts ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ Ransom note fonts ⦿ Religious symbols ⦿ Rhombic fonts ⦿ Ronde ⦿ Rope fonts ⦿ Rotunda (Rundgotisch) ⦿ Rundgotisch (rotunda) ⦿ Runes ⦿ Rupee symbol ⦿ Scanbats ⦿ Schwabacher (bastarda) ⦿ Science fiction fonts ⦿ Scrabble fonts ⦿ Shavian ⦿ sIFR ⦿ Sign language ⦿ Signage ⦿ Silent movie fonts ⦿ Simulated Arabic ⦿ Simulated Cuneiform ⦿ Simulated Cyrillic ⦿ Simulated Greek ⦿ Simulated Hebrew ⦿ Simulated Indic ⦿ Simulated Mexican ⦿ Simulated oriental fonts ⦿ Simulated rune fonts ⦿ Skyline fonts ⦿ Smileys ⦿ Snowflakes ⦿ Soccer fonts ⦿ Stone age fonts ⦿ Stencil fonts ⦿ Stitching ⦿ Tangram ⦿ Tattoo fonts ⦿ Tear drop terminals ⦿ Telephone directory fonts ⦿ Textured typefaces ⦿ Textura ⦿ Trajan ⦿ Typewriter fonts ⦿ Uncial ⦿ Unicase ⦿ Valentine's Day fonts ⦿ Western fonts ⦿ Wooden plank fonts

Type scenes by country

Africa: ⦿ Africa ⦿ Berber ⦿ Coptic ⦿ Cuneiform ⦿ Egypt ⦿ Hieroglyphics ⦿ Mauritius ⦿ Morocco ⦿ Other ⦿ South-Africa

Australia: ⦿ Australia ⦿ Maori ⦿ New Caledonia ⦿ New Zealand ⦿ Rongo Rongo

Europe + the old USSR: ⦿ Albania ⦿ Austria ⦿ Basque ⦿ Belarus ⦿ Belgium ⦿ Bosnia ⦿ Bulgaria ⦿ Catalunya ⦿ Celtic/Gaelic ⦿ Croatia ⦿ Cyprus ⦿ Cyrillic ⦿ Czechia ⦿ Denmark ⦿ Eastern European ⦿ Esperanto ⦿ Estonia ⦿ Finland ⦿ France ⦿ Georgian ⦿ Germany ⦿ Greece ⦿ Greek ⦿ Hungary ⦿ Iceland ⦿ Ireland ⦿ Italy ⦿ Kazakhstan ⦿ Kyrgyzstan ⦿ Latvia ⦿ Liechtenstein ⦿ Lithuania ⦿ Luxemburg ⦿ Macedonia ⦿ Malta ⦿ Moldova ⦿ Montenegro ⦿ The Netherlands ⦿ Northern Ireland ⦿ Norway ⦿ Ogham ⦿ Old Italic ⦿ Poland ⦿ Portugal ⦿ Romania ⦿ Russia ⦿ Scotland ⦿ Serbia ⦿ Slovakia ⦿ Slovenia ⦿ Spain ⦿ Sweden ⦿ Switzerland ⦿ Turkey ⦿ United Kingdom ⦿ Ukraine ⦿ Wales

Far East: ⦿ China ⦿ Hong-Kong ⦿ Japan ⦿ Korea ⦿ Mongolia ⦿ Taiwan

Latin America: ⦿ Argentina ⦿ Barbados ⦿ Bolivia ⦿ Brazil ⦿ Chile ⦿ Colombia ⦿ Costa Rica ⦿ Cuba ⦿ Dominican Republic ⦿ Ecuador ⦿ El Salvador ⦿ Guatemala ⦿ Honduras ⦿ Mexico ⦿ Nicaragua ⦿ Panama ⦿ Paraguay ⦿ Peru ⦿ Puerto Rico ⦿ Uruguay ⦿ Venezuela

Middle East: ⦿ Arabic ⦿ Armenian ⦿ Assyrian/Syriac ⦿ Azerbaijani ⦿ Coptic ⦿ Egypt ⦿ Hebrew ⦿ Hieroglyphics ⦿ Iran ⦿ Iraq ⦿ Israel ⦿ Jordan ⦿ Kurdistan ⦿ Kuwait ⦿ Lebanon ⦿ Pakistan ⦿ Qatar ⦿ Saudi Arabia ⦿ Syria ⦿ UAE ⦿ Ugaritic

Non-Latin America: ⦿ Canada ⦿ Hawaii ⦿ Native American ⦿ Québec ⦿ United States

South Asia: ⦿ Bangladesh ⦿ Bengali ⦿ Bhutan ⦿ Brunei ⦿ Burma ⦿ Cambodia (Khmer) ⦿ Chakma ⦿ Filipino ⦿ Gujarati ⦿ Hmong ⦿ Indic ⦿ Indonesia ⦿ Kannada ⦿ Laos ⦿ Malayalam ⦿ Malaysia ⦿ Maldives ⦿ Marathi ⦿ Nepali ⦿ Oriya ⦿ Pakistan ⦿ Philippines ⦿ Punjabi/Gurmukhi ⦿ Santali ⦿ Singapore ⦿ Sinhala ⦿ Sri Lanka ⦿ Tamil ⦿ Telugu ⦿ Thaana ⦿ Thai ⦿ Tibet ⦿ Vietnam

United States: ⦿ Alabama ⦿ Alaska ⦿ Arizona ⦿ Arkansas ⦿ California ⦿ Colorado ⦿ Connecticut ⦿ DC ⦿ Delaware ⦿ Florida ⦿ Georgia ⦿ Hawaii ⦿ Idaho ⦿ Illinois ⦿ Indiana ⦿ Iowa ⦿ Kansas ⦿ Kentucky ⦿ Louisiana ⦿ Maine ⦿ Maryland ⦿ Massachusetts ⦿ Michigan ⦿ Minnesota ⦿ Mississippi ⦿ Missouri ⦿ Montana ⦿ Nebraska ⦿ Nevada ⦿ New Hampshire ⦿ New Jersey ⦿ New Mexico ⦿ New York ⦿ North Carolina ⦿ North Dakota ⦿ Ohio ⦿ Oklahoma ⦿ Oregon ⦿ Pennsylvania ⦿ Rhode Island ⦿ South Carolina ⦿ South Dakota ⦿ Tennessee ⦿ Texas ⦿ Utah ⦿ Vermont ⦿ Virginia ⦿ Washington ⦿ West Virginia ⦿ Wisconsin ⦿ Wyoming

History

⦿ 18-th century foundries ⦿ 19-th century foundries ⦿ (extinct) 20-th century foundries ⦿ History of type ⦿ Photo type / film type era ⦿ Wood type fonts

My own stuff

⦿ Articles on typography ⦿ Type research (over 250 free fonts) ⦿ Font hosting (for others) ⦿ Font samples ⦿ Randomly generated typo posters ⦿ Sugaku font series

Software

⦿ Colored typefaces ⦿ Flash font software ⦿ Font editors (non-Mac) ⦿ Font editors (Mac) ⦿ Font managers (non-Mac) ⦿ Font managers (Mac) ⦿ Fonts and HTML ⦿ FontStruct Fonts ⦿ Mac<=>PC font conversion ⦿ OpenType ⦿ PDF font extraction ⦿ PostScript to TrueType conversion ⦿ Other font software ⦿ Randomized fonts ⦿ Standards/ISO/Unicode ⦿ TrueType software ⦿ TrueType to PostScript conversion ⦿ TrueType versus type 1 ⦿ Type 1 to OpenType conversion ⦿ Type 1 software ⦿ Type 3 fonts ⦿ Type 42 fonts ⦿ Web fonts ⦿ X windows font software

Metafont

⦿ Metafont ⦿ TEX

PostScript

⦿ EPS ⦿ General ⦿ Ghostscript ⦿ GNU sites ⦿ GX ⦿ My own useless intro ⦿ PDF ⦿ PostScript pages ⦿ PostScript to ... filters ⦿ ... to PostScript filters ⦿ Utilities

Links

⦿ Main links to font link pages

Contact

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