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Aka Kenz, b. 1996. Studio in Singapore, specializing in display fonts. Their work is characterized by the frequent use of special ligatures. In 2020, 177 studio published the handcrafted typefaces Yambag, Good Things Script, Acmedia, Apollo, Autolinker, Medio, Qubely, Rigel Star, The Wave (wavy, zebra-striped), Tornado Night Party, Unique, Bqtrack-Script, Generating-Script, Hotel-Script, Sangi-Serif, Themify-Brush (a dry brush script), Extra Serif, Rhythm Script, Blogger 1983 Brush (dry brush), Bambi (monoline script), Staples Calligraphy, Bimber Brush (dry brush), Stthomas Script, Quotes (a dry brush font), Raghen (a monoline script) and Royal (a brush font). Other typefaces from 2020: Queens Gambit, Fashionable, Allright, Abnes, Ocean Wave (textured), Nuvel (textured caps), Okemo (a decorative serif), Omegle, High Speed, Kingsley, Medio Vintage (heavy caps), Karen, Amigh, Paint Drops, The Barista, Rainy Day.
Typefaces from 2021: Aretha Bridge (a decorative serif), Aerobic (a decorative serif), Aristotle, Akashic, Celebrate (a display serif), Chaman (decorative), Conical Condensed, Coxxon (a logo font), Character with Text (textured), Digital Geometric, Gimbal Extended, Gramling, Hamachi (a decorative serif), Matiott (a display serif), Mclassic (stylish thin roman caps), Newton Howard, Ostrich Habitat (a display serif), Rothko Sans, Space (a futuristic speed font), Strarat (perhaps a horror font), String Beads, The Shouting, The Solstice, Theories (a tall modern sans), Travel (a modern display sans), Walting, Wind Creek (wind emulation), Cake Circle, Aremat (a rounded monolinear sans, perhaps a neon font), Urial, Gangitem (a ligature-rich serif), Roblox (futuristic), Selena Marin (a multi-width font), Wolf (octagonal), Amidala, Qaitan (a ligature-themed display serif), Raugi, Excellent (blackletter), Abington (sans), Aweber (an avant-garde sans), The Bangles (a vintage sans), Ohio (an all caps monolinear geometric sans), Mailyn, Celattin (a hipster sans), Landing, Soothing, Tommy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Joganic (1871 Project) is the Birmingham, AL-based designer of Matches (2016, an octagonal typeface), Ciclista (2016, a casual monoline typeface), Superior (2016, a handcrafted sans), The Victor (2016, handcrafted), Zara Elyse (2016: script), Fernweh (2016, a handcrafted typeface with a vintage wood type look) and Xander (2016, in Sans and Serif: 19th century all caps typeface family with a wood type look).
Typefaces from 2020: Understock (vintage).
Typefaces from 2021: Doric (a display typeface by Alex and Emma Joganic), Darker, Clever (a sharp-edged display typeface with negative angle and the coathanger lower case f that is de rigueur in 2021), Sonder (a decorative serif with diagonal stress).
38 Lineart Studio (or: Grayscale, or: Fontsources)
Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, b. 1980, who set up Grayscale, then 38 Lineart, and finally Fontsources.
In 2018, he released the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous monoline display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Ashley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Onthel (a rhythmic signage script), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Parthenon (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), the formal calligraphic font Beauty Athena, the inline font Epicentrum, and the signature font Attitude in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Ghoust (a marker font done at Cititype), Diamant Handwriting (a signature font), Utrecht (with Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Exhibitionist (a fine rhythmic script), Holimount, Prague Metronome (a thin signature script), Allegroost (a brush typeface), Anisha (script), Kyoto Northern, ChiQuel (a Victorian display typeface that can be layered), Hillstone (a dry brush script), Malique, Ginchiest (a retro signage script), Kid Knowledge, Haghia, Khatija Calligraphy, Bernound, Graffity, Brandy Script (monoline), Downhill, Concept (sketched, blueprint font), Konya (signature script), Blacksmith, Curve Calibration (condensed sans).
Typefaces from 2020: The Pallace (a great natural inky signature script by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Chipen (inline, all caps), Jakarta (a flowing inky script by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Rhode White (a great signature script by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Bailamore (a creamy signage script), Vogie (a sporty / techno sans family of 72 fonts, plus a variable font), Rollingtime (a brush script jointly designed by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Piedmont (a heavy connected handwriting script advertized as a masculine signature font), Whiplash (an all caps dry brush font), Aceh (a 36-style geometric sans), Youthink, Sacred Letter (a vintage weathered script), Serif Sketch (by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Corinthiago, Smart Chameleon (a handcrafted typewriter font by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Hiroshima Gyoshi (a brush font inspired by Japanese calligraphy), Roughmarker (dry marker font), Brotherhood, Blugie (a fat finger font), Rome Ionic (an all caps roman typeface), Black Orchestra (a great horror or black metal font), Black Orchestra (a horror font).
Typefaces from 2021: Magreb (an 8-style renaissance serif typeface), Toxide (calligraphic; Celtic; uncial), Redtone (a 14-style geometric sans), Moula (an 18-style geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Zouk (blackletter), Zagreb (an inky signature script by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Alsace (Victorian), Backbone (a black metal blackletter typeface), Roundkey (a 24-style condensed, but not round, sans), Wordwalker (a marker pen font by Muhammad Ridha Agusni and Siti Saribanon Nurjannah for Cititype), Sweet Bubble (a bubblicious font), Souljah (an elegant inky calligraphic script).
FontStructor who made these fonts in 2010: Reeph (wedge serif face), Theen (techno sans), Pewma (fat lettering as in the Puma logo), Clean (a gorgeous rounded elliptical sans), Ambdx (Treefrog-style hand), Twynn Open (dot matrix face), rnd0m, Arcbk-Open (stencil), Arcbk-Regular, Djeom (athletic lettering), Skwar (squarish), Bletr, Serif, Stens (white on black stencil), Strux, Outln (Regular, Shady: art deco meets athletic lettering), Kyrst, Phatt (ultra fat), Psych (a "Western", Italian face), Bloks, Twynn, Zilch, Cyrth (runic), Reimu (blackletter), Kaway (stencil), Kewte (rounded monoline), and Kurvh (dot matrix).
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Varanasi, India-based designer of the modular Latin typeface Elegance (2016). During her studies at IIT Jabalpur, Abhilasha Jaiswal designed the compass-and-ruler monoline rounded sans typeface Gol (2016) for Devanagari. She drew a textured set of zodiac symbols, a blackletter alphabet, and a Latin poster alphabet in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gifted designer from Epalinges, Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.
Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.
In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).
In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.
Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.
Typefaces from 2014: db Darling. db Oh Darling, db Melitta (a fantastic brush emulation typeface), db Sticker T, db Points Sans Oblique (dot matrix font), db Como Splitt, db Quirlo (fat rounded poster typeface), db Quirlo Mix, db Limo (angular angry anthroposophic sans), db Limo N, db Slow (a German expressionist typeface), db Bargo Condensed, db TwoLines (an inline font).
Typefaces from 2015: DB Caryptis, DB Oleumi, DB Caroli Plain, DB Caroli, DB Seimeins Serif, DB Seimains, DB Sago, DB Sago II, DB Sthlm (+Light), DB Gertrude, DB Track, DB Track Too.
Typefaces from 2016: DB Maquette, DB Largo, DB For You (winner in the 2016 Fontstruct Love competition), DB Bargo Slanted.
Typefaces from 2017: DB Jojo, DB Scrape, DB Tape Noir, DB Tape Slab, DB Tape, DB Pins, DB Monoto Sans, DB Mrs Back n Black, DB Dr. Bob, DB Tilda, DB Rondo Mix, DB Rondo, DB Shop.
Beate set up Acces Design ca. 2017. The typefaces available there are ad Backjumps (stencil), ad Bargo, ad Como, ad Concierge, ad Darling, ad Oh Darling, ad Frieda, ad Klacks, ad Limo, ad Lucky, ad Magritte, ad Melitta, ad Mill, ad Points, ad Quirlo, ad Slow, ad Soda and ad Soda Plex.
Typefaces from 2018: ad Falter (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2019: ad Dorma (sans), ad Flieger, ad Louise, ad Hobby, ad Journal, ad Juli (sans), ad Tape, ad Violetts (handcrafted), ad Tape (sans).
Typefaces from 2020: ad Ander, ad Sticker Mono, ad Juli (sans), ad Magritte (sans and serif; for posters).
C.C. Marshall (b. 1985, Richland Center, WI) is a type designer in Madison, WI. He graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and founded the multimedia shop and font foundry Active Depth in 2000. Designer of Catenary (2010, an organic sans family). This family includes a Stencil style and a grungy Guerrilla style. At Dafont, one can download the grungy Catenary Stamp (2011).
Chengdu, China-based designer of Zcool Addict Italic (2016), Addict Old Style Gothic One (2016, blackletter), Addict Script One (2016), Addict Handwriting (2016) and Addict Round (2016, sans). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hofkonditor (court confectioner) in Detmold, Germany. Author of Schriften-Album fur Konditoren nebst Monogrammen und Tortenschildern (ca. 1910, Heinrich Killinger, Konditoreibucherverlag, Nordhausen). This wonderful book shows many decorative capital alphabets designed mainly for decorating pies, cakes, and pastries. Local PDF file for that book. [Google] [More] ⦿
Codesigner with Francesco "Mistico" Canovaro at Zetafonts / Studio Kmzero in Firenze of the simple bold sans families Duepuntozero Pro (2006-2008) and Arista (2006-2008). He also made Cibreo, Sugo (2006).
While studying in Barcelona, Adri Valls designed the squarish typeface New Trink (2013) and a modular typeface called Moludar (sic) (2013) and Moludar Neue (2013). In 2018, he published the free blackletter typeface Ludwig, which was inspired by Koch Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Short-lived foundry run by Robert Wiebking and Henry Hardinge in Chicago. In 1894 Robert Wiebking and Henry H. Hardinge (also from Chicago) built the first successful machine for engraving type matrices. In 1896, they became partners and set up Wiebking, Hardinge & Co in 1901, manufacturing matrices for type foundries. This led them to set up the Advance Type Foundry in Chicago. Typefaces by them include the ArtCraft Series, Caslon Antique, and Modern Text (blackletter). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aenigma is the free font foundry of New York-based Brian Kent. The fonts often carry the string BRK in the name. Yet another site. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Typosasis backup. Backup at Fontfreak. Backup at 1001 fonts. Backup at Fortunecity.
The free fonts: Arthritis BRK (2013), Alpha Beta BRK (2013), Amalgamate BRK (2013), Revert (2006), Gyneric (2006), Key Ridge (2006), 18 Holes (2006: Encircled letters and monograms), Double Bogey (2005), Hairball (2005), Whatever (2005), Dyphusion (2005), Blackonimaut (2005, blackletter), Snailets (2005), Vigilance (2005), Wager (2005), Janken (2005), Dented (2005), Syracuse (2005), Symmetry (2005), Nucleus (2005), Underscore (2004), Gesture (2004), Rough Day (2004), Sarcastic (2004), Galapogos (2004), Reason (2004), Slender (2004), Gather (2004), Quadratic (2004), Saunder (2004), NostalgiaBRK (2004), Kinkaid (2004), Jeopardize (2004), Pincers (2004), Fascii (2004), Grapple (2004), WaywardBRK, WaywardShadowBRK (2004), Obstacle (2004), False Positive (2004), Goosebumps (2003), Jargon (2003), Bewilder (2003), 90Stars (2003, snowflake font), Chumbly (2003), Synthetic (2003), Jawbreaker (2003), Mobilize (2003), GreatHeightsBRK (2003), Graveyard (2003), Bend 2 Squares (2003), Redundant (2003), Homespun (2003), Galvanize (2003), Dastardly (2003), Vantage (2003), Quarantine (2003), Knot Maker (2003, with a program for weaving Celtic knots), Combustion (2003), Knot (2003), Enthuse (2003), Weaver (2003), Foreshadow (2003), Rambling (2003), Mincer (2003), Intersect (2003), Technique (2003), Nominal (2003), Unlearned (2003), Brass Knuckle (2003), Quarterly (2003), Zirconia (2003), Zephyrean (2003), Whippersnapper (2003), Ryuker (2003), Discordance (2003), Graze (2003), Gravitate (2003), Edit Undo (2003), Persuasion (2003), Encapsulate (2003), Nymonak (2003), 36DaysAgo (2003), Vertigo (2003), Lights Out (2003), Sequence (2003), Rehearsal (2003), Yearend (2002), SupraGeniusCurvesBRK (2002), SupraGeniusLinesBRK (2002), Faux Snow (2002, snowflakes), Mishmash (2002), Brigadoom (2002), Gyrose (2002), Dystorque (2002), Upraise (2002), QuacksalverBRK (2002), Ravenous Caterpillar (2002), Bumped (2002), Tonik (2002), Jupiter Crash (2002), Mysterons (2002), Sideways (2002), Scalelines (2002), Pneumatics (2002), Granular (2002), Volatile (2002), Aspartame (2002), Bleak Segments (stencil font), Genotype, United, Lynx (2002), Lyneous (2002), Alpha Beta (2002, pixel font), Licorice Strings (2002), Syndrome (2002, futuristic font), Your Complex (2002), Nanosecond (2002), Binary (2002), Dynamic (2002, techno), Qbicle (2002), Flipside (2002), Amplitude (2002), Pindown (2002), Kurvature (2002), Euphoric (2002), Bobcaygeon (2002), Zoetrope (2002), Overhead (2002), Zelda DX (2002, pixel), Telephasic (2002), Hearts (2002), Lamebrain (2002), Compliant Confuse (2002), Line Ding (2002), AE Systematic, Acknowledge, Mini Kaliber, Upheaval (2002), The Code of Life font (2001), Amalgamate (2002), Bandwidth (2001), ClassicTrash (2001), XmasLights (2001, alphadings), Setback (2001), Qlumpy (2001), Regenerate (2001), Konector (2001), registry (2001), Stagnation (2001), Elsewhere (2001), Claw (2001), Cleaved, 8-bitLimit (4 weights), 10.15SaturdayNight-BRK-, Automatica-BRK (2001), Bendable-BRK (2001), BitBlocksTTF-BRK-, Kickflip-BRK-, Withstand-BRK-, Hyde-BRK-, Ecliptic (2000, a bold rounded monoline techno sans), Jekyll-BRK-, Larkspur-BRK-, NotQuiteRight-BRK-, Quandary-BRK- (an LCD font), Thwart-BRK-, Weathered-BRK-, AEnigmaScrawl, Aftermath, Blox (1999, 3d), CandyStripe (1999), Circulate, Collective (1999), Conduit, Corpulent Caps (2001), DarkSide, DashDot (1999), Dephunked (1999: halftone texture emulation), EmbossingTape (3 fonts), Exaggerate, Frizzed, FullyCompletely, Grudge, Hassle, Hillock, Impossibilium, Inertia, InkTank, Lethargic, MoronicMisfire, Numskull, Opiated, Phorfeit, PixelKrud, Powderworks, Pseudo, QuantumFlat, QuantumFlatHollow, QuantumRound, QuantumRoundHollow, QuantumTaper, Ravaged-By-Years-, Raydiate, Relapse, Sorawin-Plain, Spastic-, Splatz-, Stranded-, Swirled-, TRAGIC-, VacantCapz, Wobbly, XeroxMalfunction(BRK), Zenith, ZeroVelocity, Zoidal, simplton, Waver, SaffronColdWars, 3DLET, Bri's-Scrawl, TRAGIC-, AcidReflux, Arthritis, Ataxia (1999), AtaxiaOutline, BlockTilt, ChintzyCPU, ChintzyCPUShadow, Decrepit BRK (1999), Detonate, Draggle (2000), Draggle[overkerned], FatboySlimBLTC, Gasping, Hack&Slash, HeavyBevel, Jagged, Jasper, JasperSolid, Katalyst[active], Katalyst[inactive], LucidTypeA, LucidTypeB, LucidTypeBOutline, LucidTypeAOutline, Neural, NeuralOutline, ObloquyOutline, ObloquySolid, PlasmaDrip, PlasmaDrip[Empty], Queasy, QueasyOutline, Rotund, RotundOutline, SkullCapz (dingbats), Tearful, Tetricide, Turmoil, Ubiquity, Underwhelmed, UnderwhelmedOutline, Vanished, Xhume, Yonder, Yoshi'sStory, ZurklezOutline, ZurklezSolid, Gaposis, Naughts, Ink Swipes, Irritate, Perfect Dark, Forcible, Loopy, GaposisOutline(BRK), GaposisSolid(BRK), Head-DingMaker(BRK), JoltOfCaffeine(BRK), KirbyNoKiraKizzu(BRK), Orbicular(BRK), Xtrusion(BRK).
Commercial fonts at CheapProFonts: Lamebrain BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Phorfeit Bundle, Phorfeit Slanted BRK Pro, Genotype Bundle, Genotype S BRK Pro, Genotype H BRK Pro, Classic Trash BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Technique Bundle, Technique BRK Pro, Technique Outline BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Visitor BRK Pro (pixelish). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aerotype is a foundry in Camarillo, CA (formerly in Glendale, CA). It sells the typefaces of Stephen Miggas. Many types were designed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's typefaces typefaces:
Affolter und Gschwind AG
Werner Affolter ran a phototype and printing company in Basel, Switzerland, called Affolter und Gschwind AG, Fotosatz&Reprotechnik. In 1981, Affolter published an extensive catalog entitled Letterama that showed over one thousand alphabets. Few of those were original, so I suspect he acted as a vendor of sorts, but at least a couple seemed original, or were claimed to be original or exclusive: Guigoz, Moby Dick. Moby Dick was revived in 2014 by Nick Curtis as Call Me Ishmael NF.
Some examples of the types shown, in alphabetical order: Antique Wood MP363 (art nouveau), Antique Wood MP 364 (oriental simulation face) [the Antique Wood series is quite extensive, and is just numbered], B+T Classic (roman), Bernhard Fett, Beton Fine Line (typewriter), Burko (avant garde family), fonts starting with G, Gaston Fett (a squarish gothic typeface also called Gipsy), Gaston Halbfett (also called Grassy), Gemini Computer, Germanic Sans (more avant garde and Lubalin-style glyphs), Hollandse Mediaeval, Hollywood (a 3d decorative family), typefaces starting with K, Lineamarca (slabby), Linear (avant garde, geometric monoline), Melen (experimental, geometric), Meola Bookman swash (decorative), Metro (art nouveau, after the Metroploitaine font), Moraine (squarish), the Old Foundry sub-collection [another mysterious numbered collection; examples include some uncials, and some more art nouveau typefaces, some Victorian ornamental typefaces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter typefaces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental typefaces), Ronda, Roulette, Roulette Schattiert (=Rajah) (more Western fare), Ruby (shaded caps), Runic Small (condensed), Rustic (wood log look), typefaces starting with S, Spengler Gothik, St. Clair (ornamental), Zither (calligraphic script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Afrojet Type Foundry
John Skelton is a type designer from St. Paul, MN, b. 1973. He is currently based in Portland, OR. He started out in 2008 as afrojet on FontStruct, making many free fonts there. Late in 2009, he set up Afrojet Type Foundry at MyFonts.
FontStructions in 2008: Playtime (an original stencil family), Playtime Pattern Motifs (dings), Playtime Rounded (+Bold), Playtime Cutouts, Mango Solid (ultra fat, rounded), Mooch (experimental), Mooch Squared, Zombies Are The New Black, Jettison Stencil, Micromoog, hewett, hewett_bold, hewett_extended, Mikey (a Mickey Mouse font). Other creations there include Summer Grillz (about which he writes More gangster than Gill with more gold than Garamond, Summer Grillz is type jewelry for your mouth. All letterforms are diamond-kut using the finest type constructing software on the market today. Customize your grill with different fills., Lovestruc, Konstruct (multiline face), Steeplechase, Sawhorse, Sawhorse Braumarks (dingbats of a brewery), Alfred, Chesterfield, Hydroplane, Jettison-Stencil, Pop-Drops (kitchen tile face), Starstruc, Lovestruc, Chesterfield Prince, Chesterfield King, Chesterfield Queen (piano key font), Brainfreeze (ultra fat).
Fontstructions in 2009: the Sans Serious family (a tribute to Dutch Bauhaus designer Jurriaan Schrofer), Factory (stencil), Hunstrüct (blackletter), Slug, Micromoog Remix, Get To The Falcon, Jetstream and Perforate (octagonal, loosely based on several styles of letter and numeral forms observed on various aircrafts at the Evergreen Aviation&Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon), Get To The Falcon (multiline face), StacheStruct (moustache font), Factory (stencil), Playtime Bolda, Thunderball, Gaga, Gaga Stencil, Pinpression, Sessions (a take on type by Josef Albers; he writes: Having previously played around in Fontstruct with Anni Albers' textile patterns, I thought it time to turn my attention to her husband Josef's work. Josef Albers' constructivist typographic experiments are a perfect match for Fontstruct. Other Fontstructors have done great work with Alber's ideas. Most notably, Saberrider's fontsract and Stewf's Leaflet family. Using Josef Albers' Kombinationsschrift alphabet (1928-1931) as my foundation, I've been having a lot of fun remixing and experimenting with his letters.).
Fonts made in 2010: Whoopee (piano key face), Prog.
Commercial fonts: Sessions (2009, modular).
Aga Silva (aka Mme. Ping) is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, she designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (an upright connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2010: Tessa (an über fat face), Pomegranate, Archipelago Serif, QQQQQ.
In 2011, these typefaces were created: Barnhaus (+Lite), Not My Font (clone of zalamera eYeFS by Antonio J. Morata), Mission Design Sans, Soundproof, Naturally Blonde, Sector12 (an army stencil face), Industrial Sans Better, Elegantite, Grey Hand (texture face), Ubnshufr II Hellllp, Havoc, Havoc Thin (scratchy face), Pixels Redefined (texture face), Capitas Lite (texture face), Capitals Woodcut, Adl Capitals (hand-printed), Useful Sans, Spirit (tattoo/blackletter face), Wanted 2.0, Detaile, fs Greener Grass (grotesk headline face), Bean (pixelish), Small Sans, Doundproof.
In 2012, Agent Demonic Ladybug made these typefaces: Mechans (upright connected script), Tessa Revived, Minimalist No. 2 (piano key face), Laceys (dot matrix typeface), Roundsclean, Squareup, Barnhaus 2012, Mission Design Sans, Barnhaus (+Lite, +Mono; named after Bauhaus), iFontStruct, Squishypixel, Moredetailes, Who Needs Nonconformity (heavy octagonal), Stuckinneurone Error, Stuckingranite, 220a, Boldish (piano key face), Strategy Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fraktur typefaces sold by Agfa Monotype (including Elsner&Flake and Linotype typefaces): Linotype Buckingham Fraktur, Fette Fraktur, Fraktur, EF Fraktur Bold, EF Fraktur Bold Dfr, EF Fraktur CE Bold, EF Fraktur T Bold, EF Fraktur, Hoyerswerda Fraktur, EF Justus Fraktur Bold, EF Justus Fraktur Bold Dfr, EF Justus Fraktur Regular, EF Justus Fraktur Regular Dfr, Linotype Luthersche Fraktur, Linotype Luthersche Fraktur DFR, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Medium, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Medium Alt, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Medium Dfr, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Medium Titel, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Regular, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Regular Alternate, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur Regular Dfr, EF Neue Luthersche Fraktur, Linotype Richmond Fraktur, Walbaum Fraktur, EF Walbaum Fraktur CE Regular, EF Walbaum Fraktur Regular, EF Walbaum Fraktur Regular Dfr, EF Walbaum Fraktur T Regular, EF Walbaum Fraktur, Wittenberger Fraktur Bold, Wittenberger Fraktur, Alte Schwabacher, EF Alte Schwabacher, Fette Gothic, EF Gotisch Bold, EF Gotisch Bold Dfr, EF Gotisch, Weiss Rundgotisch, Weiss Rundgotisch Antique, EF Weiss Rundgotisch Regular, EF Weiss Rundgotisch Regular Dfr, EF Weiss Rundgotisch, Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Agni Ardi Rein Prasetyo
Yogyakarta, Sumedang and/or Bandung, Indonesia-based student-designer (b. 1998) of the free handcrafted typefaces Natural Signature (2019), Rollingdore (2019), Aesthetic Gelatinate (2019), Weslona (2018), Bradles (2019), Argopuro (2019), Callista Oliander (2019) and Stay Ontheway (2019).
In 2020, he published the script typefaces Blushing, Charlotte Smoothy, Familiar, Bakira, August Cameron, Askana, Hanah Montana, Yellow Playlist, Jartifisa (a wild calligraphic script), Wreckout (a brush font; with StringLabs), Millatyna (a playful font; with Analogous), Cydonia (a blackletter font; with Typotopia), Happyland, Double Chocolate, Katrina Signature, Mellorine, Chillout, Galatik and Delilah.
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
T-shirt artist in Pasig, Philippines. His typefaces:
Pottstown (Philadelphia)-based designer and PostScript font hacker who ran Prescott Design and now Alan Jay Prescott Typography, but was also involved in other ventures such as the Black Walnut Winery. Originally from Greenfield, MA, he graduated from Saddleback College, and worked for some time as a typesetter in New York. He advertizes himself as a leader in PostScript Open Type Font development specializing in the revival of print-only letterforms into digital typographic materials. He operates as APT and more recently as AJPT. In 2019, he announced that he would stop making typefaces altogether. His work can be partitioned into time periods. For this reason, Prescott's oeuvre is split over several pages:
German cofounder of Underware (b. Heidelberg, Germany, 1971), a typographic design studio based in Den Haag, founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling, Sami Kortemäki and Bas Jacobs. Akiem studied from 1998-2000 at the KABK. He co-designed all Underware fonts: Dolly, Bello, Sauna (2002; +Sauna Mono Pro), Liza (2009), Auto (1, 2 and 3) (2004-2014), Unibody 8 (free) and Fakir (a blackletter typeface). In 2015, Bas Jacobs, Akiem Helmling and Sami Kortemäki published the stencil family Tripper Pro.
In 2017, Underware developed the super-adaptive and parametric typeface family Duos Pro.
MyFonts page. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Speaker at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. At ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, Bas Jacobs and Akiem Helmling introduced the high order interpolation system for fonts called HOI. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Offenbach, Germany. Their main specimen book is Haupt-Probe über Schriftgiesserei-Erzeugnisse und Messing-Material (1911, Offenbach am Main). House typefaces include the blackletters Angelsächsisch, Archiv-Gotisch (1909), Asta (1902), Freigotisch, and Schöffer-Gotisch (ca. 1900). Heinrich (Heinz) König made the blackletter typeface Germania (1903). Eduard Brox designed Moderne Alt-Fraktur (1907; some give the date 1910). Albert Christian Auspurg created the blackletter typefaces Apart (1911) and Fraktur-Kursiv (1923). Their art nouveau typefaces include Apollo (ca. 1900), Inserat Kursiv, Neptun, Tedesca.
Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana typefaces: AKAkubit12H, AKElephant3, AKMyPrince (2004), AKOsaruH, AKOsaruR, AK-Keroyon (2003, alphadings), Akubin (handwriting), AKAppriqueBlack, AKANGEL, AKAppliqueWhite, AKUNCIAL, AKCalligraphy, 09Keroyon (2004), AK Jelly Beans (2004), AK-Piyoko (2004, egg dingbats), AK woopaa, AK Roopaa, AK-Halloween (2004, dings), AK Sweet Prison (2004, Fraktur), AK-BlackCastle (blackletter, 2004), AK-WinterYawns (2004, winter dings). AK-Shanghai 1930 (2005), AK-Japonesque (2005), AK-My Baby (2005, child dingbats), KS Lovers (2007, handwritten Latin and kana). In 2008, they stopped offering free fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alan Jay Prescott
Alan N. Po
German type designer, typographer, calligrapher, author and educator, b. Stuttgart (1918), d. 1995. He was art director at the Dresden type foundry VEB Typoart from 1964 until 1977. He founded and led the Institut für Buchgestaltung at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig from 1956 until 1978. Obituary by Harald Suess. Page at Klingspor. MyFonts page. Catalog of Albert Kapr's typefaces
He designed these typefaces:
A specialist of blackletter, he was passionate about Gotische Bastarda.
Author of these books:
Albert Wilhelm Kafemann
Born and died in Nuremberg, Germany, 1471-1528. Painter, wood carver and copper engraver extraordinaire, famous for many great geometrical and structured capitals and proportioned designs, carried out with compass and ruler. Example from 1524. Another example, ca. 1500. Best known for the books on the geometry of letters, Unterweysung der Messung [A Course on the Art of Measurement] [or: Of the Just Shaping of Letters], published in 1525. See here.
Digital typefaces based on Duerer's work:
Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.
She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.
At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration typeface based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she co-designed Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.
In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. In 2018, Paratype extended that family with Circe Slab (by Alexandra Korolkova and Olexa Volochay). Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.
In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.
In 2018, Alexandra Korolkova and Manvel Shmavonyan designed Fact at Paratype. Fact (2018) is based on Frutiger. The Fact type system contains 48 upright styles with variations in width and weight and eight italics of normal width. At the end of 2018, Alexandra Korolkova, Alexander Lubovenko, and the Paratype team finished Six Hands, which is a collection of six handcrafted typefaces: Black, Brush, Chalk, Marker, Condensed and Rough.
In 2019, Vitaly Kuzmin and Alexandra Korolkova co-designed the free sans serif typeface Golos Text at Paratype. It was originally commissioned by Smena (AIC Group) for state and social service websites.
Typefaces from 2020: Sber (the type system for Russia's Sber Bank; by Korolkova and the Paratype team), Tupo Vyaz (a free modular closed sans serif font with very simple design and some elements from the northern variant of Vyaz slavonic calligraphic hand), Grrr (at Paratype, with Dmiry Goloub; a techno family characterized by an oversized lower case f).
Madrid, Spain-based designer of Neogothic (2014, a modular 21st century creamy blackletter) and AQRS Script (2019, with Juanjo Lopez). In 2022, he released the sharp-edged display serif Almoneda at Sudtipos. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his Masters studies at Politecnico di Milano, he spent a year in Berlin where he designed the blackletterish typeface The Raven (2015) in a course taught by Luc(as) de Groot at Fachhochschule Potsdam. Earlier, in 2012, he created the condensed octagonal typeface Fiat that is based on Fiat's logo. Fiat was a school project completed with Cecilia Negri and Virginia Nardelli. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Camacho Studio
Alex Camacho Pizarro
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the handcrafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Alex Jacque (b. 1986, Virginia) is a designer and developer based in Oakland, CA (was: Baltimore, MD). He studied at the University of Michigan School of Art&Design and was located at that time in Ann Arbour, MI. He obtained an MFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art.
Creator of Coop Blackletter (2016, a soft blackletter version of Cooper Black), Dequindre (2015, based on the capitals of Fette Buhe Fraktur by Walter Buhe, 1914-1915), Teip (2014, a multiline layerable all caps typeface), Pila (2014, techno stencil), Handu (2012, hand-drawn sans-serif inspired by the hand-painted type and signage on the streets of Kolkata, India), Atrium (2012, a squarish sans family based on the pen art of W.E. Dennis), Saugatuck (2011, grunge) and Sello (2011, a unicase hand-drawn, geometric sans-serif with a touch of retro).
FontStructor who made the blackletter typeface Black Bible (2010). I understand his complaint: We made fonts on FontStruct.com. The website is buggy and difficult to use, but I persevered and Black Bible was born. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a graphic design student at Ringling College of Art and Design (class of 2015) in Sarasota, FL, Alexa Schara created the hybrid typeface Klaus (2012), a mixture of Century Gothic and Fette Fraktur. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexander Cherepanov (White Russian Studio, Moscow) designed the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface Transgender Grotesque (and Transgender Grotesk), the serifed display typeface New York City, Sport Super Italic, the blackletter typeface Kendrick Human Sacrifice, the avant garde typeface Hueviy Thin, and the piano key typeface Trust Me, the sans typeface November, the triangle-serifed Naaah, and Sestra Thin in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Added in 2009: Russisch Brot, Block Out (3d face, +Filled1, + Filled2), Bold Stencil Sans, Script Pixelig, Dorky Corners Sans, Haus der Kunst (inspired by the building in München by that name), Fraktur Test, Fette Sans (nice), Emilia, Runde Pixelig (pixel script).
Creations in 2010: Fraktur Test, The Plot (octagonal, architectural), 80s Metal Band, Fieldwork Font (pixel), Black Metal, I slabbed the Seriff, Play (curly face).
Creations in 2011: Obvious Stencil (Bauhaus, or piano key), Supercali (a psychedelic font inspired by the cover for A.R. Kane's "I"), Manuale (with straight slabs; +Manuale Giocoso, 2012), Graphite (fat and rounded), Graphite 2, Hinterland Italic (quaint Victorian face).
From 2012: Linea Fraktur (extended in 2013 to Linea Runde), Black Organic (spiky blackletter), Green Organic (a spurred blackletter), Standard Sans, Modular Blackout Bold Condensed, Viva Las Vegas, Helios, Faux Pas Serif (Egyptian typeface), Nova Thin Extended (this hairline sans is a tour de force---it is the first successful hairline sans typeface ever made by anyone using FontStruct), Bencraft.
Fonts from 2013: Meadow Bold, Lush Capitals, SwiftStroke, Its Slab To Be Square, Mellow Doubt, Ligure Black, Beige Organic, Trafo, Trafo Evolution, Codester Mono (a programming font), Swash Buckle, Nova Thin Extended (a hairline sans), Meson Sans, Burgwald Exquisite Bold Condensed, Editoriale, Coalescimen, A La Carte, Hampton Italic, Baby Elephant (fat grotesque).
Fonts from 2014: Terminal One (a basic sans), Fanomino, Fontris (like Tetris), Schlaraffenland (+Variant: great rounded sans family), Crystalline, Tick Brush, Manuale Neue Bold, Terminal One, Sanspura, Italics Study, Mundane Black Extended, Heavy Grain, Wineshop Stencil, Folds and Rhizones, Viva Las Inline.
Fonts from 2015: Augustine, Coleridge, Framtid, Licht-Sans, Quire-Bold, Quire, Static-Grotesk, Tattoo-Parlour, The-Gift-Serif, Tuileries-Black, Usual-Type, Ziseleur, Zungenschlag, Blackesteverblack.
Alexandr Galuzin (was: Tangramus)
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
In 2015, he set up the commercial type foundry Alexandr Galuzin. His first commercial typeface is Golovolomka (a modern blackletter).
In 2017, he designed the fat stenci typeface Growling.
Russian designer of typefaces who collaborates with Ivan Zeifert and specializes in revivals, cyrillizations and beautiful digitizations, some of them done with Anatole Gophmann. There have been complaints about her practice of borrowing fonts from type designers without asking. One typophile writes: I have cracked open fonts she claims as hers, Bolero, Bickham and others, she has copied and pasted glyphs, copyright data, added Cyrillic and changed the copyright string. As an example, Angelica is a copy of Alejandro Paul's Miss Fajardose. Alejandro has drawn the numerals in his font in 2004 to accompany the letters found in an old catalog of alphabets. There is no other source of the numerals, and Angelica has them. Michael Clark writes: I initiated a battle with the illustrious Alexandra "Bitch" from Russia who has renamed Pouty (FontBureau) and copyrighted [it as] Bolero. She and her partner Anatoly shithead. Available on Fonts101.com for anyone who wants it free. The ass's site, Jagdesh, is in Pakistan and we cannot touch him. 260+ viewings and 140+ downloads. Let's see that is 1400$ I will never see! Others have complained as well about her practice of taking and extending fonts without permission. Anyway, her "fonts" are:
Digital type artist at ParaType. Among her contributions is the digital version of a bastarda blackletter alphabet (Blonde Fraktur, 2010) that was drawn with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexandre Saumier Demers
Aka Alexey Blogoodf and Aleksei Fetisov. Designer in Moscow. In 2017, he designed the display typeface Koras (blackboard bold), Arktica, Arcachon (organic sans), Arcachon Dots, Arugula (handcrafted), Adequate (thick rounded sans), Public Icons, the organic sans typeface Iconic, the decorative blackletter font Kaligry, Fluffy, the bilined titling typeface Blogoodf, and the vintage script font Jewel.
Or Alex Timohovsky. Ukrainian type designer based in Kiev (b. 1983, Kiev). He has his own type foundry in Kiev. In 2014, he designed the blackletter beer label typeface Grenadier for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In 2019, Alexis Faudot and Rafael Ribas released fifteen free fonts that are all revivals resulting from a 2015 workshop led by Jerome Knebusch at ANRT in Nancy, France, a 2016 workshop at ESAD Valence led by Jerome Knebusch and Thomas Huot-Marchand, a workshop at Hochschule Mainz and Gutenberg-Bibliothek, Mainz in 2016, a workshop at ISDAT in Toulouse, France in 2018, and a workshop at Bauhaus University Weimar and Anna Amalia Bibliothek Weimar in 2018. The project, entitled Gotico-Antiqua, Proto-Roman, Hybrid dealt with 15th century types between gothic and roman in the period 1459-1482. They explain: This relatively understudied period---after Gutenberg and before the consolidation of Jenson's model--extends from the earliest traces of humanistic tendencies to pure roman, including many cases of uncertain or experimental design, voluntary hybridisation and proto- or archaic roman. In 1459 in Mainz, Johann Fust and Peter Schöffer printed the Rationale Divinorum Officiorum by Guillaume Durand, using a typeface (now known as Durandus) that looked like no other before. From that point, we can follow a wide variety of developments, partly related to the travels of early printers from the Rhine area to Italy and France. By extension, we are also interested in the Private Press movement initiated by William Morris and Emery Walker at the end of the nineteenth century in England, which revived some of those typefaces before they were once more largely forgotten. The typefaces:
German type designer, b. 1890, Groitzsch, d. 1946, Mühlberg/Elbe. He studied at the Staatlichen Akademie für graphische Künste und Buchgewerbe in Leipzig, where he taught typography from 1934 onwards.
Alfons Schneider created the blackletter typeface Franken Deutsch (1934-1939, Ludwig Wagner), and the didone family Pergamon Antiqua (1937, Ludwig Wagner; +Mager, +schmalhalbfett, +halbfett, +fett, +schmalfett), and Pergamon Kursiv (1938).
L. Wagner mentions the typefaces Pergamon Werkschrift, Pergamon Kursiv halbfett, Pergamon Kursiv kräftig and Pergamon schmalhalbfett. Schneider published all his typefaces at L. Wagner.
Pergamon was digitally revived in 2016 by Coen Hofmann at URW++ as Fontforum Pergamon. More than a decade before that, Softmaker created its own digital revival, P700 Deco. Franken Deutsch was revived in 2015 by Peter Wiegel as CAT Franken Deutsch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Freiburg (b. Waldkirch, 1906; d. Freiburg, 1969) who was a pupil of Rudolf Koch, and studied at the Badischen Landeskunstschule in Karlsruhe. He designed books for Verlag Herder from 1935 onwards. His typefaces include the fat face Domino (Ludwig&Mayer, 1954). A digital revival was created by Nick Curtis in 2007, called Idle Fancy NF.
His typefaces Adamas and Adamas Unziale (1963, for Herder Verlag) were made into a phototype by Monotype.
French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France, class of 2011. At ESAD her graduation typeface was called Eskapade. In 2012, the blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.
For the next few yours, her work was published by Fontyou:
In 2015, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak co-designed the spurless / organic slightly inflated sans typeface family Diodrum at Indian Type Foundry. Diodrum Rounded (2020, by Manushi Parikh, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak) is a spurless organic sans family.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak designed the all caps art deco / avant garde typeface family Inbox that comes with many great ligatures and interlocking glyph pairs. It was published at Indian Type Foundry.
Alpinist (2016) is a humanist sans with a small x-height optimized for magazine design and other editorial applications. The edges are slightly rounded for easy reading. It was designed by Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. Somehow, it evolved into Alpino at Fontshare.
In 2016, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak released Associate Sans and Slab (+Stencil), and Associate Mono at Indian Type Foundry. This is a family with an American gothic look.
Papelli (2016) is an informal typeface family by Alisa Nowak and Julie Soudanne.
At Fontstore / Fontshare, she released the 6-weight sans typeface Excon in 2017. Excon is named after and a tribute to French designer Roger Excoffon (1910–1983). Excon's letters are top-heavy, a rarely-explored idea in type design Excoffon himself experimented with.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Théo Guillard, Morgane Pambrun, Alisa Nowak and Joachim Vu co-designed Bespoke Sans, Bespoke Serif and Bespoke Slab at Fontstore / Fontshare. In 2020, Bespoke Stencil was added.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak designed the attractive titling didone typeface Zesta.
Zodiak (2021, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak, and Théo Guillard at Fontshare) is a free 24-style text family with Century-like newspaper roots and sturdy bracketed slab serifs that was originally named Claire (2020).
Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the blackletter typeface Huia (2015) and the chiseled typeface Obelisk (2015) which references early colonial hand-cut granite plaques and slabs. In 2016, he designed the typeface Monolith. In 2017, he published the roman inscription typeface Kahu, which takes inspirationn from the typography of the ANZAC war memorials across New Zealand.
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Aliz Borsa is a packaging designer from Hungary. She graduated with an MA from the University of West Hungary, Institute of Applied Arts (AMI), Sopron, in 2010. She also studied painting in Helnaes, Denmark, and typography at MOME, Budapest. Before studying at KABK Den Haag (TypeMedia class of 2012), Aliz worked as junior designer on Subjective Atlas of Hungary with Annelys de Vet at new media lab Kitchen Budapest.
Juan-José Marcos García (b. Salamanca, Spain, 1963) is a professor of classics at the University of Plasencia in Spain. He has developed one of the most complete Unicode fonts named ALPHABETUM Unicode for linguistics and classical languages (classical&medieval Latin, ancient Greek, Etruscan, Oscan, Umbrian, Faliscan, Messapic, Picene, Iberic, Celtiberic, Gothic, Runic, Modern Greek, Cyrillic, Devanagari-based languages, Old&Middle English, Hebrew, Sanskrit, IPA, Ogham, Ugaritic, Old Persian, Old Church Slavonic, Brahmi, Glagolitic, Ogham, ancient Greek Avestan, Kharoshti, Old Norse, Old Icelandic, Old Danish and Old Nordic in general, Bengali, Hindi, Marathi, Phoenician, Cypriot, Linear B with plans for Glagolitic). This font has over 5000 glyphs, and contains most characters that concern classicists (rare symbols, signs for metrics, epigraphical symbols, "Saxon" typeface for Old English, etcetera). A demo font can be downloaded [see also Lucius Hartmann's place]. His Greek font Grammata (2002) is now called Ellenike.
He also created a package of fonts for Latin paleography (medieval handwriting on parchments): Capitalis Elegans, Capitalis Rustica, Capitalis Monumentalis, Antiqua Cursiva Romana, Nova Cursiva Romana (2014), Uncialis, Semiuncialis, Beneventana Minuscula, Visigothica Minuscula, Luxoviensis Minuscula, Insularis Minuscula, Insularis Majuscula, Carolingia Minuscula, Gothica Textura Quadrata, Gothica Textura Prescissa, Gothica Rotunda, Gothica Bastarda, Gothica Cursiva, Bastarda Anglicana (2014) and Humanistica Antiqua. PDF entitled Fonts For Latin Palaeography (2008-2014), in which Marcos gives an enjoyable historic overview.
Cyrillic OCS (2012) is a pair of Latin fonts that emulate Old Church Slavonic (old Cyrillic).
In 2013, he created Cuneus, a cuneiform simulation typeface.
Paleographic fonts for Greek (2014) has ten fonts designed by Marcos: Angular Uncial, Biblical Uncial, Coptic Uncial, Papyrus Uncial, Round Uncial, Slavonic Uncial, Sloping Uncial, Minuscule IX, Minuscule XI and Minuscule XV. These fonts are representative of the main styles of Greek handwriting used during the Classical World and Middle Ages on papyrus and parchments. There is also a short manual of Greek Paleography (71 pages) which explains the development of Greek handwriting from the fourth century B.C. to the invention of printing with movable type in the middle of the fifteenth A.D. He wrote a text book entitled History of Greek Typography: From the Invention of Printing to the Digital Age (in Spanish). See also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
German page advertising a CD with nice old writing samples (in tiff, not ttf!!!). Mostly decorated initials and Fraktur. R.G. Arens' Sütterlin font can be downloaded from this site, which is run by Susanne Ulmke in Arnsberg, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish foundry, est. ca. 2009, and on the web since 2012. It is located in Madrid. Alter Littera's fonts and web site are designed and managed by José Alberto Mauricio, who holds a doctorate degree in Economics and Business Administration, and is Associate Professor of Econometrics at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
Alter Littera produces and markets opentype fonts reviving some of the most beautiful bookhands from medieval Western manuscripts, as well as some of the finest European and North-American typefaces from the mid-fifteenth through the early-twentieth centuries. The "Bookhand", "Oldtype" and "Initials" font collections cover gothic and/or blackletter letter forms.
Freeware calligraphic and handwriting fonts, with some Fraktur influences. Font names: ShambhalaInitialsPlain, FrodoBold, FrodoClose, FrodoItalic, FrodoNormal, FrodoOrnate, Alternika-Millenium, Calis-in-Puppetland, Dragongirl-Meander, Elite-Monogram-(Alternika-Fonts) [Fraktur numbers], Fred-is-Alive, Jungles-Severly-Crappy-Font, Lilian-Scheaffer-Gothic-Adorned, Lilian-Scheaffer-Gothic, Tate-Divine-(alternika-courthand), Way-Out-Beyond-Of-by-Maz, Spudly in the Sky with Demons, ALTelite3. Direct downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madrid-based graphic designer. FontStructor who made the counterless square typeface Ilusteo (2011). Other typefaces include Hipster Viral Blackletter (2014, tweetware) and Cibelina (2014, a font based on the typography of the ceramic name street plaques in Madrid made by the recently deceased ceramist Alfredo Ruiz de Luna. The original sources of this font go back to the seventeenth century). Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A textura typeface. Mac McGrew: American Text was designed by Morris F. Benton for ATF in 1932, as a modernized adaptation of the sort of typeface commonly called Old English. It seems to be constructed entirely of straight lines, with a very angular appearance. It has had some popularity in advertising, as well as for stationery.
Digital versions include American Text by Bitstream, OPTI American Text by Castcraft, Blackletter 851 by Bitstream, National Text by Bitstream, American Text (2019) by SoftMaker, and the free typeface American Text (2000) by Dieter Steffmann. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amir Subqi Setiaji
Ana Marin (t-grafica) is the Ciudad Real, Spain-based designer of Hand Slab (2013), Gala Script (2013), Black Brush (2013, a brush blackletter), Grafica Sans (2013), a sans typeface that is partly grotesk.
Paris-based Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans typeface Squiggly Asta (2013). In 2014, she made Night Still Comes (a 4-style serif family), a serif typeface family in four styles, Candlebright (blackletter), Mystery Typewriter, Strangeways (brushed), and Calling Cards (sans). In 2015, she created the informal typefaces Rough Notes and Chalk Marks. In 2016, she designed the connected script typeface Better Phoenix.
Typefaces from 2017: Reckless (thick brush), Bloxhall (art deco titling sans), Delirium (brush style), Blue Fires, Unexpected Typewriter, Wild Creatures (brush script), A Pompadour (11 styles, from retro sans to display), Night Wind Sent.
Typefaces from 2018: These Days (brush SVG font), Soft Notes (blackletter), Popless (Serif, Script), Pitch or Honey, Be Cool, Honolulu (a hand-drawn blackboard bold typeface), Floret, Landslide, Bellevue (brush), BigRiver (+Script), Farewell Angelina (a display family in Sans, Serif and Text substyles), Siren Song, Something Exquisite (signature font).
Typefaces from 2020: Thesis Typewriter (an old typewriter font family), The Voyager (a decorated full-bodied sans), Leaves and Twigs (dingbats), Notes and Quotes, Honey and Smoke, Summer Days (a monoline fat finger font), Smoke Signals, Secretary Typewriter, Clockwise (a friendly sans), Calling Cards (a condensed sans), Pitch Or Honey, Porchlight (a text typeface inspired by vintage French types).
Typefaces from 2021: Little Things (a children's hand), Moon And Stars (handwriting and doodle bats), Dramatico Script (a rough-edged chancery script), Populaire Typewriter, Garden Song (a handcrafted text typeface), Morning Magpie (a fat finger font).
Anders Engen (Oslo, Norway) created Letters of Death in 2010. This tattoo / black metal typeface was inspired by the cholo writing of the gangs in Los Angeles. He also made an alchemic typeface for the Sommerøya Elektronika Festival 2012.
Chilean foundry with both free and commercial typefaces. The free typefaces gre mostly out of Esos tipos de la UTEM, the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile.:
Andmicro Studio (or: Scratchones)
Perhaps Andika Putra. Bali, Indonesia-based designer of these mostly handcrafted typefaces in 2020: Mogella, Bellmoco Handcola, Qomallida, Bellmeta, Aquarium, Quacko Mahaka (a decorative blackletter), Ragellia Mellinda, Ameyallinda Signature, Romantic Hanimun, Mellinda Creative, Helala, Azazax, Kreatife, Saraba, Sayang, Sayanag, Adadaha, Dadagata, Esenene, Agamama, Adaaba, Mamanada, Nomer, Manararo, Kakatama (blackletter), Yandilove, Amellia, Vadimbrush, Kajumillan (a signature font), Rollina (a display serif), Bellania (script), Homework (script), Orlline (script), Amboqia Boriango (a display serif), Bollando (a creamy script), Aku Sayang, Designer (stencil), Calligraphy, Rassika Love, Student, Shells and Starfish, Ayuku Love, Bahagia Jarah (a rabbit ear script), Smart Sport (squarish), Student Smart, Besbogo, Bellbion, Sunrise Minimalist, Hanmade, Balloman, Bonogoda, Balfa Hode, Malliboro, Garangan, Mangolia, Bllodir Smart, Bollgania, Fonmini, Amekanu, Typography (a painter's font).
The following Dafiont sites all go back to the same designer:
In Laura Meseguer's class in Barcelona, Andrea Fusinski designed a German expressionist typeface called Shelley (2013).
Tampico, Mexico-based designer of the blackletter typeface Oh Victoria (2012) which was created during a course taken from Francisco Calles.
Buenos Aires-based illustrator and designer, whose studio is called Bureau AMB. HeHe created the hand-printed typeface Stella (2011). Decanata (2012) is a curlified gothic typeface family that comes in styles called Romana, Principia, Fines, Atramenta and Mitis.
Brodat (2013) is an 8-bit style blackletter typeface inspired by cross stitch patterns. See also the updated Brodat Nou (2018).
Vera (2013) is an upright fat didone with extreme contrast.
In 2021, he released the display sans typeface AB Ticena.
Andreu Balius Planelles
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Vic, Spain-based designer of the blackletter typeface Kalika (2018), the connected script typeface family Andarina (2018), the free black lapidary serif typeface Gilland (2018: an extension of Gary Elfring's free font Alonse (1993) from 100 to nearly 500 glyphs), the octagonal typeface family Gridger (2018) and the decorative inline typeface Linocut Deko Shade (2018).
Andrew H. Leman
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include Gothickella (2017, blackletter), Sailorette Tattoo (2015), Elkwood (2014, sans), Snowinter (2014, sans), Rebel Pixy (2014, tattoo script), Pride of the Young (2014, hipster style), Scribblet (2014), Tall & Slim (2014, a great tall-legged poster typeface), Tribal Threat (2014), Boldenstein (2014), Fireflies (2014), Rio Frescata (2014, curly), Alpaca Scarlett (2014), Alpaca Solidify (2014), Vanity Script (2014: a vampire script), SC Gretchin and Timmy (2013), Fun In The Jungle (2013), Pixelic War (2013), A Glitch In Time (2013), Giraffe And Co (2013, an African-themed typeface), Chameleon Dreams (2013: a fantastic wacky party typeface), Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011), Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Lines Graphic Arts (or: Drewfont Foundry)
Andrew Patrick Lines (b. Lowestoft, Suffolk, UK, 1958) is a signage and logo specialist in Norfolk, UK. His fonts are sold through MyFonts. He started Drewfont Foundry (Great Yarmouth, UK) in August 2001 as part of Andrew Lines Graphic Arts. His typefaces:
Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (NAL Games, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) published hundreds of free typefaces before 2015 under the NAL label. In 2015, Andrew McCluskey, after becoming Allison James, joined forces with Daniel Johnston and set up Chequered Ink in bath, UK. They live in Newport, Wales. Andrew's pre-merger fonts are listed here.
Andrew McCluyskey designed the free LED-inspired Kinglify (2011), Digital Display (2012), and Princelify (2011). Manly Man (2011), Metal Arhyrthmetic (2011) and Ace Futurism (2011) are semi-octagonal. Consider Me Vexed (2011) and Pixel Flag (2011) are pixel typefaces.
In 2012, he made She Curls in the Mist, Xero's Karma, Pastcorps (army stencil), Gnome Splinters, Fought Knight, Vermin Vibes (futuristic), Vermin Vibes 1989 (pixel face), Vermin Vibes 2, Vermin Vibes 3 (2014), Vermin Vibes Diet, Vermin Vibes Redux, Dubbing Star (futuristic), Sorrier Statements, Particulator (an octagonal paper fold typeface), Coder's Crux (a pixel typeface created for programmers, FontStruct), Triggering Fanfares (octagonal), Alt West, Notalot25 (pixel face), Notalot35 (pixel face), Lord Juusai (inspired by the logo for Lord Tensai from WWE), Zephyr Jubilee (an alien language simulation typeface), Bevel Fifteen, Xero's Theorem (sci-fi), Sawchain (2012, FontStruct), Dubbing Step and Here Be Dubstep (FontStruct), Italic Bricks, Gang Wolfik (angular, +Blade), Ruaturecu, Quous Inno, Electramaniacal, Xodohtro-Nu (a black octagonal typeface), Distortion of the Brain, Berate the elementary (techno face), Not sure if weird or just regular, Opulent Fiend, Rawhide Raw 2012 (techno, inspired by the WWE Raw logo of 2012), Particulator II (octagonal), The Missing Link (trekkie), Thunderstrukk, Understrukk, Ganf Wolfik Blade (a pointy Blade style font).
Typefaces made in 2013: Call of Ops Duty, Spinebiting, Laceration, Casual Hardcore, Zany Races, Vermin Vibes 2 Nightclub, Exoskeleton, Perspire, Piston Pressure (sans), Particulator III, Liberty City Ransom (grunge), Zdyk Leo, Variety Killer (grunge), Savantism, Vermin Vision, Zdyk Sagittarius (a circle-based experimental font), Milestone One (a gaspipe sans), Comfortably Fucked, Noasarck (+Sporadico, +Quattro), Future Time Splitters, Heart Breaking Bad, Jan Hand, Erhank, Exoskeleton, The Rave Is In Your Pants, Minecraft Evenings (inspired by the Minecraft logo), FoughtKnight Victory (a video game font), Piescese, Comic Spans, Cauterise, Dead Font Walking (rough-edged poster font), Cutthroat Clawmarks, Eride (grunge), Effervescent Superbeings, Front Page News, Kill The Noise (brush script), Distort You A Lesson (grungy), Vermin Vibes 2 Black, Vermin Vibes 2 White, Vermin Vibes 2 Soft, Dubstep Cadence, Relapse Into Madness, Kings of Kings Lynn (dadaist), Smorgasbord, Scream When You'Re Ready, I Phone You Phone, Respire, Perspire, Vermin Vibes Slant, Sharp, Cursivertex, Rick Lobster (stencil face), Cursivertex, Vermin Vibes Dystopia (cyberpunk), Wabbit Sans, Calligraphy Aquiver, Agra Axera (knife-edged sci-fi face), The Keepsake Days, See You At The Movies, Xero's Proof, Vermin Vibes Out Of Ink (textured), Melancholic Roadeo, Wickermanor (a stiletto typeface), Lord Juusai Rises, Vermin Vibes Ex, Vermin Vibes Roundhouse, Just in the Firestorm, Stuntcroft (modular), Ghetto Magnetic (grunge), QA Reports (fat finger typeface), Y-Andermo (stiletto style), Dragon Slapper.
Typefaces from 2014: Man Flu (FontStruct), Zany Races, Big Quicksand, Modern Caveman, Alpha Sapphire (a Pokemon typeface), Omega Ruby (a Pokemon typeface), Schweiz, Beta (FontStruct), Jawbreaker (FontStruct), Tomorrow Wind, Embezzler, Royal, Final Gambit (grungy athletic lettering), NAL Hand, Fingbanger, Dont Waste That Napkin (squarish font), Bold Testament, Cisgender, NonchalantLove, Grelsey Kammar (sic), Valiant (stencil), Anger Management, Italipixel, Ultramarine, Nero (sci-fi font), Bamboozler, Seriffic, High Jinks, Iregula (sic), LNR Phonetic Alphabet, Primary School, Playtime (3d face), Electromagnetic Lungs, Node to Nowhere, Alienated (trekkie font), Questrian, Scars, Da Se Nei (art deco), Dance Floor (dot matrix face), Edge Cutting, Lord Juusai reigns, Superpower Synonym (fat brush), Fought Knight Die (techno), The Thrill of the Kill, Lay of the Land, Deavantgar (art deco), Confidel, Fight Night, Comeback of the Damned, Vermin Vibes Corrupto, Chandstate, Scars, Bustin Jieber (pixel typeface), A Dash of Salt, Come Rain or Fall, Xsotik, Sanseriffic (avant-garde sans), Cassius Garrod, Effortless Tattoo, Coder's Crux 2, Radaro, Overdrive Sunset (brush face), Dead CRT, Fatality's Edge, Tolerant, Coder's Crux 2 (dot matrix), Consider Me Vexed (pixel face), Diamante, Pixel Flag, Aardvark CWM Type, Enter The Grid, Vermin Vibes 2 EDM XTC, Byron, See You at the Movies 2, And Then It Ends, God Hates Westboro, Writing Without Ink, Zdyk Aquarius, Curvert, Superdie, Rocky Road, Animal Silence (constructivist), Gnaw Hard, 19th Century Renegade, Trip Trap, Freudian Slit, Digital Dismay (LED face), Zdyk Pisces (circle-based typeface), Zdyk Scorpio, Guilty Treasure (techno), Wolfganger (inspired by Wolfgang Gartner), Xero's Retreat, Sitdown (octagonal), Stencylette, No More Justice (blackletter), Masterblast (sci-fi), Kesha (sci-fi), Primal Dream, Grandma's Television, Keyboard Warrior, Foughtknight, Blissful Thinking, Positive Reinforcement, The End of Days.
Typefaces from 2015: This Sucks (pixel font), Front Page Neue, Vermin Vibes Mert, Rock Elegance, Stripes.
Typefaces from 2016: Enter The Grid, Fill In The Gaps, FoughtKnight, Grunge Tank, Alt West.
Andrew Patrick Lines
Plantation, FL-based designer of GoodCityModernPlain (1991, a blackletter font based on J. Gutenburg's 42-line bible), and LombardocMedium (1991).
Andy Clymer grew up in Irvine, CA and studied at San Diego State University in 1998. At that time, he was working on Stencil Fraktur (2002). In 2004-2005, he studied type design in the Masters program of the KABK in Den Haag. He joined the typeface development department of Hoefler&Frere-Jones in New York in 2005. He has been an instructor in the Type@Cooper program in New York since 2011.
From 2005 until 2018, Andy worked at the Hoefler&Co. type foundry, where he contributed to the typefaces Vitesse, Forza, Ideal Sans, Archer, Surveyor, and spearheaded the design of Operator and Obsidian (2015: a decorative copperplate engraved emulation typeface---various kinds of 3d illumination in Obsidian were obtained by an algorithmic process.
In 2019, he co-developed Mingei Mono for the Mingei International Museum along with Yomar Augusto.
In 2020, he released Tilt. Tilt is a family of (variable) typefaces inspired by three dimensional lettering found in storefront signage. Subfamilies: Tilt Neon (mimics the construction of neon tube lettering), Tilt Prism (based on prismatic lettering, cast or cut in a material), Tilt Warp (resembles peeling vinyl stickers). The variable fonts have two axes, horizontal rotation and vertical rotation.
Designer of these free fonts: Asgardian Wars (1999, blackletter), Forgotten World (1998, created for Lapland 'Luna Rova', Glasgow Art Fair 1998), Elab (2003, futuristic). His outfit was also called Fontkasten at some point. He calls himself Andrew F on the web. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish type designer who created many typefaces at José Iranzobetween 1948 and 1965. These include: Gotico (1951, blackletter), Nueva Escritura Inglesa (1948), Junco (1962-1965: fino, seminegro, negro---condensed contrasted sans family), Pincel (1956, informal signage script), and Supremo (1956: fino, fino cursiva, seminegro, seminegro cursiva, negro, negro cursiva). [Google] [More] ⦿
Angelica Baini was born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy in 1990. During her studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, she designed the blackletter typeface Infinitüm (2013), which can be bought from Ten Dollar Fonts and The Designers Foundry. Creator of the alchemic typeface Marina (2012). In 2014, she designed the retro diner signage font Nighthawk Script.
In 2017, Tatiana Gancedo and Angelica Baini co-designed the free modular typeface Renasci.
Angst Free Fonts
Chris Dunfield's free fonts from 1990-1992. Mac PS, MacTT and Win TT. Includes AngstBlackLetter, AngstChartz1, AngstCircus2, AngstDingbatsOne3, AngstForce4, AngstGonzo5, AngstKidz6, AngstKink7, AngstMagicMush11, AngstMindless10, AngstPimp12, AngstProgge13. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angus R. Shamal
Creator of the free blackletter typeface Ye Olde Shire (2008, +Outline), Coptic Eyes Coptic (2009), and I Crashed Into Gothic (2009). Using FontStruct, she made the Amaya technical family in 2009. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Or just Krisna Teja. Bandung, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1982, of the techno or speed typeface Dash Horizon (2019), the brush typefaces Magnolia (2019) and Anarchaos (2019), the spurred typeface Motopica (2019), the blackletter typeface Omerta (2019), the script typefaces Retrovert (2019) and Balingkang (2019), the monoline script typefaces Papertua (2019), Barlingtton (2019) and Dastingtton (2019), the sans typeface Flooper (2019), the squarish Andromedia (2019), the cursive Aladina (2019), the signature font Gellattik Janggan (2019), and the shadowed typeface Gallagher Shadow (2019).
Typefaces from 2021: Qamassan (a ten-style retro hyper-decorative serif), Omerta (a decorative blackletter), Magento (an 18-style display serif), Nur Hidayah (Arabic emulation). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Anthonie Van Hayu
Anthony Dathy is a graphic and type designer. He graduated from the École Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs in Paris in 2008 with a degree in graphic design. Since then he followed the type design programm of André Baldinger and Philippe Millot and worked as freelance designer on a variety of design projects, including identity, editorial and interactive design. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. In 2009-2010, with fellow ENSAD students Timm Borg, Perrine Saint Martin and Ok Kyung Yoon, he developed a complete family of fonts that extend blackletter and roman typefaces by Ulrich Gering that go back to the 1470s. [Google] [More] ⦿
UK-based creator (b. 1967) at FontStruct in 2008 of Metal Vampire (athletic lettering meets vampire), Moonbase Tokyo (neat futuristic oriental simulation), Sir Robin's Minstrels (blackletter), Starscraper (techno), Moonmonkey (outline LED font), First.
In 2010, he added the non-FontStruct typefaces Chromium (a great special effect face), Clawripper, Dirty Play, HairyMonster, HairyMonsterSolid, Punched, and Slasha, mostly inspired by blood, guts, and murders. Static Buzz (2010) is a texture face. Newcastle (2010) is a castle-themed alphabet. Blinger (2010) is a star-studded outline face. New York Punk (2010) is grungy. Dinosaurs (2011) is a dingbat face. NUFC Shield (2011) is a shield face. Zombified (2011) and Sound Sample (2012) are grunge typefaces.
In 2013, Robinson published the textured athletic lettering font Robbie Rocketpants, Airlock, Cargo Bay (a great army stencil, with a negative letter option), Dogma (a grungy Lombardic face), and the grungy blackletter typeface Flesh Wound. MDMA (2013) is a halftone simulation texture face. Barbarian (2013) is an alphading typeface on the theme of swords. Camouflage (2013) is a textured typeface. Atheist (2013) is an outline typeface. Power (2013) is inspired by lettering on pwer buttons. Witching Hour (2013) is a halloween font. Dystopian Future (2013) is a grungy typeface. Olde Stencil (2013) is a stenciled blackletter typeface. Anonbats (2013) has scanbats and dingbats related to the famous hacker group Anonymous. Creature Feature (2013) is a slimy typeface. Ka Blamo (2013) is a comic book font. Beer Goggles (2013), Supercreep (2013), KaBoing (2013), Gloop (2013, an oil slick face), Voodoo Vampire (2013) and Ye Olde Oak (2013) are textured typefaces. Anti Everything (2013) is a blood drip typeface. PCB (2013) is a printed circuit board font. Dickensian Christmas (2013) is a decorative Christmas font.
Typefaces from 2014: Spondulix (hacker type), War Wound, Lasso of Truth, Counter Dial.
Typefaces from 2015: English Football Club Badges, Fuzzy Cops, Kick to the Face (oriental simulation).
Typefaces from 2016: Squeal Piggy.
Typefaces from 2019: Footy Scarf.
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
In 2016, he designed the free blackletter typeface Bajern.
In 2017, he published the slab serif typeface Farsan and the free ink splash typeface Pissjar Sans (for which he peed over 300 times during a six-month period). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nürnberg-based printer who created many interesting typefaces in the late 15th century, as narrated by Christoph Reske in Eine neue Entdeckung zur Druckgeschichte der Schedelschen Weltchronik (note: Schedelschen Weltchronik (1492) is a book by Hartmann Schedel). These include a gorgeous Rotunda and Schwabacher (1492), a Druckbastarda, and other original Fraktur typefaces, called No. 9 and No. 11 by Reske. Koberger was first and foremost a printer, who made the first illustrated bible in 1475, and printed, as hinted to above, Schedelschen Weltchronik (1492). He died in 1515. MyFonts page. Modern digital types based on Koberger abound:
At Hochschule RheinMain, Wiesbaden, Germany-based Antonia Schön designed Morsch (2018), an interesting typeface that combines the angularity of blackletter with the primitive nature of wood type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Czech Fraktur page. It has a lot of information and samples, includes a table (reproduced below), and has a small archive: Gothenburg (WSI), MA-Gotic (Will Software), Magdeburg (Scriptorium), SchwabenAlt-Bold, Diamond-Gothic (Jim Fordyce, 1993), Engrossing (Scriptorium, 1994), Fiorne (WSI), GF-Gesetz (Lorenz Goldnagl, 1999), JGJDurerGothic (Jeffrey Glen Jackson, 1997, based on Albrecht Dürer), OffenbachChancery, Ruritania, Schwabach, WornManuscript (Phillip Andrade, 1999), Suetterlin, MA-Bastarda1 (Will Software), FFraktur1, DSNormalFrakturBold (BfdS, 1997), Old-London, WilhelmKlingsporGotisch-Dfr.
Antonio J. Morata (Almeria, Spain, b. 1968) is a FontStructor (aka elmoyenique) who used FontStruct to make several modular typefaces starting in 2010. The typeface names start with z. We list them alphabetically:
Antraxja Fonts (or: Atrax)
Antraxja Fonts (or: Atrax) is a (now defunct) Polish foundry which offered these free fonts made by Rafa Brzezinski in 2004: ARTUR, Antraxja Goth 1938 (blackletter), Art (art nouveau), Battlefield (war lettering face), BananaShow-Medium, CrashTest, CrashTestItalic, CrashTestShadow, Cybernetyka (futuristic family), CybernetykaItalic, CybernetykaNormal, CybernetykaOutline, DarkPalladin, History Brush, Kreskwka-Italic, Kreskwka (handwriting), Monster, MonsterShadow, Mortis, Orchidee, Reforma, Returntocastle (gothic), Speed+, Speed+2, Techno, Medusa (blocky lettering), Weronika, Bajareczka, Camilla, Cherif, Top Secret (stencil).
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Interest (dot matrix), Order (constructivist), Attica, Continuum (rounded bold), Fairway (+Slab, +Serif), Slant (techno), Cowboy (2008, Western-themed), Lights in the sky, Olymia Bold, Solida (psychedelic), Digi (pixel face), Villa (heavy slab serif) and Olympia Light. In 2009, he added Versional, Crown, Vend, Reed (Slab, Sans, both octagonal), Spaced Out (Bold, Italic, Regular), Jingle, ReMix (kitchen tile), Squire (3d face), Garage Sale (stencil), Signage, Futility (blackletter), Expearemint, Textual, Callout, tweedie, Embolden, Clipped, Economical, Emphasis, Vessel, Honest, Union (+Flat, +Sans, +New), Interest (pixel/dotted face), Venus Sans, Minanim, Diner (rounded), Lights in the Sky (De Stijl-like font), Opine, Charmer (+Inverse), Tweedle, Textual, Solida (ultra round), Slant, Slant, Villa (heavy slab serif), Versional, Vend, Union, Union Sans, Union New Sans, Union New Flat, Paperclip, Poofy, Steel (+Outline: octagonal), Crown, Diner (rounded), Solemn Bold, Solemn, reed Sans Mono (octagonal).
Fonts from 2010: Full Deck (playing card font), Scrollboard, Power Up (piano key face), Groovy Fu, Formality, Union New (+Sans, +Flat), Angle Tutorial, Aurora Light (elliptical monoline sans), Pushpins, Aurora Light, Scrawl (marker face), Evity (a grotesk face), Altipen (upright script).
Fonts from 2011: Obleak (oblique techno face), Likea (a heavy mechanical sans), Uptake (elliptical).
Fonts from 2012: Omit (a bilined stencil face).
Fonts from 2013: Emblazoned.
Alternate URL. The history of all fonts used and produced by Cupertino, CA-based Apple. A brief summary of this:
The Apple Design team won two awards at 25 TDC in 2022, pne for SF Arabic (a contemporary interpretation of the Naskh style with a rational and flexible design; this extension of San Francisco serves as the Arabic system font on Apple platforms. Like San Francisco, SF Arabic features nine weights and variable optical sizes that automatically adjust spacing and contrast based on the point size of text. The typeface features an extensive repertoire that covers numerous vocalization, tone and poetic marks, extended vowel signs, honorifics and Quranic annotations. SF Arabic provides support across the following languages: Arabic, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Sorani, Mazanderani, Northern Luri, Pashto, Persian, Rohingiya, Sindhi, Urdu, and Uyghur) and SF Symbols 3 (over 600 new symbols including representations of devices, game controllers, health, communication, objects, and tools; it prides greater control over how color is applied to symbols, and has a variable font srtyle as well). [Google] [More] ⦿
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Mexico City-based designer of the Capricho (2014), a high-contrast didone with an additional stencil style. In 2016, he designed the blackletter typeface Toska One and Lapin Brush. Creative Market link. A newer Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Small blackletter archive, largely fonts made by Dieter Steffmann: BreitkopfFraktur, Deutsch-Gothic (by Jim Fordyce), FetteFraD, FettedeutscheSchrift, Fraktur, HumboldtFraktur, Kleist-Fraktur, KochFraktur (by Helzel), Luftwaffe (by WSI), MarsFrakturNormal (by Helzel), Propaganda (by Antifa Publishing), SchmaleAnzeigenschrift, SchwabenAlt-Bold, TannenbergFett, ZentenarFraktur. [Google] [More] ⦿
Extraordinary Hungarian design talent based in Budapest, 1986-2015. I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work or find appropriate words to express my sadness when I learned of his death due to a bicycle accident on September 4, 2015. He was best known for his experimental type projects. He published the masterful Ogaki in 2009, the high contrast didone typeface Sensaway Pro (2010, Die Gestalten), the calligraphic Caligo (2013), the freestyle jazz high-contrast typeface Qalto (2012) and the fat counterless Dubwise Pro (2010) at Die Gestalten. Other typefaces include Milen Serif (2009, organic), Minimalstile (2008), Minimalca (2008, organic), Fade Away and Fancy Fence (2009, geometric blackletter), Muzikal (2010), Type #32 (2010).
ARS Type (was ARS Design)
ARS Type is an Amsterdam-based foundry with some commercial fonts by Angus R. Shamal. Shamal had earlier published fonts with T-26 and Plazm. Fonts can be bought via Fontshop.
The fonts: AudioVisual1, Code, Kamp, Kamp Serif, Retro City, OCRU, Toycube, Mortal, Maquette (1999-2000), Angelring, ARS Bembo, Contrast, Dandy, EcologyModern, Hartu (handwriting), Temper, ARS Novelty (2011, a free hybrid style face), ARS Polythene (pixel font family), Misanthry, Syntax (OsF format sans serif), CensorSans (1994), CensorSerif (1994), Credit (1995), Epilogue.pfa (1995), Exert (T-26), Humain-Graphica (1995), Humain-Synthetica (1995), Platrica (1994), Roscent (1995), ARSFortune (2000, futuristic), ARS Region (2002, Bauhaus sans), District (experimental), Descendiaan (1998), Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans typefaces), Mr Archi, Prime (display), Deviata (unicase face), Forum I-AR (after Forum I, a 1948 font by Georg Trump), Freie Initialen-AR (2007, after a 1928 set of caps for Stempel Garamond), Fry's Ornamented (2007; a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796), Graphique-AR (2007; a shaded typeface based on a 1946 design by Eidenbenz for Haas), Gravur-AR (2007; a digital version of a type designed by Georg Trump and issued as Trump-Gravur by Weber in 1960), Initiales Grecques (after a Firmin Didot design, ca. 1800), Lutetia Open (2007; based on Jan Van Krimpen's Lutetia), Old Face Open (2007; a digitization of Fry's Shaded, an open all caps Baskerville cut by Isaac Moore for Fry, ca. 1788), Open Capitals (2007, after Jan Van Krimpen's 1928 typeface for Enschedé called Open Kapitalen), Romulus Capitals (2007; after the caps series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1931), Romulus Open (2007; after the Open series by Jan Van Krimpen, 1936), Rosart 811 (2007; open caps after Enschedé no. 811 by Rosart), Zentenar Initialen (2007; based on blackletter initials of F.H.E. Schneidler, ca. 1937).
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramzehhh and as Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (free bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered handcrafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (a spurred tattoo / blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Martinez (Tuscan), Hughoney, Rockrace, Monabelia (Victorian), Philosophiya, Love Quake, Childwood, Circulat Decorative Frames, Dakmodal, Yasaman, Bsakoja, Meringam, Besigetz (Victorian), Bedempank, Ngamboel (a modern inline), Jemahok (an inline typeface), Sirunian (decorative blackletter), Belinjangan (brush style), Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Mirandah (monoline, vintage), Subversia (Victorian), Bertha (a free display family that includes Shadow Line, Sans and Spurred substyles), Quickers, Marchelle (art deco), Lourena, Mellynda, Leophard (octagonal), Wishteria, Slashback, Katheryna, Febiolla, Tropicane, Maretha (a monoline script).
Typefaces from 2019: Requeiro (a spurred inline vintage font), Mourich (an all caps display typeface), Newston (a tall condensed news headline typeface family), The Black Sugare (blackletter-inspired), Magnies (an elegant stencil), Hermona (a spurred vintage label font), Bronzier (a sports font), Mayhena (a monoline script), Amnestia (a vintage all caps typeface), Highrush (font duo), Humeira (for children's books), Montheim (retro signage font), Hodgeson (a slab serif family), Delaroca, (a spurred black metal band font) Banda Niera, Bargers Distressed (spurred, Victorian), The Realita, Newston (a compressed skyline-style font), Ariestha Script, The Black Square, Requiem (Victorian or rococo inline caps), Invasible, Ferguson (an almost monoline slab serif family), Mirenath (a rounded vintage monoline typeface), Afolkalips (a tribal painted font inspired by the Papuan culture), Mellandry, Masterson (a slab serif western font), Marsheila (art deco), Kanjian, Belinjangan, Sirunian (a decorative spurred typeface), Quickers, Marcheile (slightly art nouveau), Marcheile, Monabelia, Nourishe (a fashion mag sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Trashbone, Burgery (a monolinear all caps children's book font), The Brande and Lotaline (a decorative serif), Rimba Andalas (a tribal font), Bronela (a decorative serif), Wonder Night (a beatnik font), Malinsha (a signage script), Marones (spurred, vintage, all caps), Katenila (a fat finger font), Meliana Script (a brush script), Romelio (sans / script pair), Bondrians (a vintage label font), Black Ravens (a dry brush font), Shinkoya (vernacular lettering), Brothership, Novante (stylish caps), Almatine Script (a flat pen calligraphic script, with perhaps a touch of Arabic script emulation), Almatine Sans, Wargate (a military stencil font family), Bragley (a cartoon font), Varino (a rounded unicase sans family), Ranille (a bold display serif), Neilvard (a vintage label font family), Nagietha, Khodijah (an Arabic emulation font), Sometimes Rough, Savaneta (a vintage all caps typeface), Valmera (a Peignotian sans), Hargalia (classic calligraphy), Cherione (a unicase font), Revans (a display sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Larantuka (an informal font with a dancing baseline), Bolandes (a weathered monoline sans), Delauney (a formal art deco typeface), Chieezy Burger (grungy, vernacular), Ranmor (a vintage slab serif), Andalia (a signage script), Insiders (a dry brush script), Granesta (a dry brush font), Abigral (a Peignotian serif), Suzanstein (a dripping blood font), Broken Console (a retro video game pixel font), Naluka (a tiki or nature park font), Lovatine (a scrapbook script), Rushen (vintage caps in curvy, regular, distressed, stencil and shadow versions), Siegra (futuristic), Komersie (a bold supermarket font), Borensa (a reverse stress font), Rashavine (a dry brush font), Blankone (a brush font), Montagna (a monolinear script), Hadnich (a heavy signage script), Sallomae (a scrapbook font), Vankours (a dry brush font), Wonderful Melanesia (a decorative serif), Albertson (a Tuscan font), Rantika (a bold brush script), Rusthack (a stylish brush typeface), Mustopha (an upright typeface in arabesque style), Marviona (a marker pen font), Marviona (a marker pen font), Niquitta Mirzani (script), Shikamaru (emulating a Japanese brush), Mortend (a 5-style expanded all caps sans), Barlock (an all caps and spurred varsity font), Northash (stencil), Motteka (a beatnik font), Sharely (a brush font), Rompies (a condensed titling sans), Beardsons (a vintage label font), Broken Crush (dry brush).
Typefaces from 2022: Bradrock (a vintage semi-Tuscan Western font), Market Written (a fat finger font), Almalik (Arabic emulation), Vanitha (a brush script), Rambors (prismatic caps with four parallel lines), The Last Shuriken (emulating Japanese), Warzone (an all caps echno / sci-fi font), Kalidony (calligraphic with heart-themed tittles), Lemands (a stocky condensed display typeface).
German type designer, who created the blackletter headline typeface family Deutsche Reichs-Schrift (1915, Wilhelm Woellmer). Other weights: Fett (1915), Schmal (1924), Eng (1919), Schmalfett (1924), Schmalhalbfett (1917). [Google] [More] ⦿
Arthur Reinders Folmer
German punchcutter. Designer at Ludwig&Mayer of the blackletter typeface Werbekraft (1926) and of the script typeface Mammut (or Werbeschrift Mammut) (1927; see also L. Wagner in 1928 and 1932). At Schelter & Giesecke, he published Ambra (1924). At Lettergieterij Amsterdam, he created Schaduw Capitals (1919).
British designer whose typefaces were published by Letterhead Fonts. They include Stratford (2002), Hindlewood (2002: a fraktur family, in Sans, Soft, and Hard; and Regular or Groteque), Opening Night (2002: for sgnage), Red Sable Script (2006, photolettering age script), Senatus, Flash Script (signage), LHF Chesham Sans (2002-2012), Wade Grotesque (2003), Wade Dynamic (2008, bold sans), Cincinnati Poster (2003, signage), Tallington (2003, a great gas-pipe lettering font), Stevens Percepta (2003, inspired by showcard writer/designer Mike Stevens), Speedstyle (2004, comic book face), LHF Tideway Script (2004, connected fifties script), Essendine (roman), Stevens Percepta (flared headline sans), and American Sans. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Blumenau, Brazil, and/or London, UK, who created these typefaces:
Kabaro, Soppeng and/or Labokong, Indonesia-based designer of the squarish typefaces Fino (2019), Kardust (2019) and Kardust TS Condensed (2019), the monoline geometric sans typeface Shadeerah (2019: a display sans in three weights), the calligraphic typeface Khaleefa (2019), and the cursive fonts Lambola (2019) and Syifa (2019).
Typefaces from 2021: Yesslyn (a tall upright script), Kindheart (a monolinear signature script), Ratched (an inky script), Stitka (a rhythmic signature script with tall ascenders), Fionetta (a graceful calligraphic script), Heartway Signature (an upright signature script with personality), Safiya (a semi-formal calligraphic script), Olimate (a molecular typeface), Quakeland (a display font), Khaleefa (a calligraphic font that emulates Arabic), Syafiqa (an informal monolinear typeface), Maghfirah (calligraphic), Maghfirah Two (a bold calligraphic typeface), Hidayatullah (Arabic emulation), Cruisader II (a casual font), Cruisader (a speed font), Aeroblades (futuristic; or for emulating speed), Sketter (a speed font).
ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:
Founded in 1895 at Ashendene, Hertfordshire, England, by Sir C. H. St. John Hornby and moved in 1899 to Chelsea, London. It was a leader (with the Kelmscott Press and the Doves Press) in the 19th-century revival of fine English printing. Its edition of Dante (1909) is considered an achievement comparable to the Kelmscott Chaucer of William Morris. The Subiaco type used by the Ashendene Press was designed by Sir Emery Walker and S. C. Cockerell from an early Italian typeface. The Ashendene Press, which set all of its editions by hand, issued 40 books in the years from 1895 to 1915 and from 1920 to 1935.
Ptolemy was designed in Chelsea by St John Hornby, Sidney Cockerell and Emery Walker, and was cut in 18 pt by Edward Prince for Cervantes's Don Quixote, which was published by the Ashendene Press in 1927. The type used until 1935 was a revival of Lienhart Holle's cut for Ptolemaeus's Cosmographia printed in 1482 in Ulm. Ptolemy in turn was digitally revived in 2019 by Alexis Faudot and Rafael Ribas in 2019.
The Subiaco type (1902) is now owned by Cambridge University Press. Its punches were cut by E.P. Prince. It is a humanist typeface with blackletter tendencies, and is based on the first roman used in Italy for printing, developed around 1464 at Subiaco by Conrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz.
Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
Bhikkhu Pesala, a Buddhist monk based in London, designs free fonts. His original we page was called Aimwell (Association for Insight Meditation). On that site dedicated to Pali fonts, there was a file with Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts. Most of Pesala's fonts have well over 1000 glyphs, cover Latin, Vietnamese and Greek, and have an enormous set of symbols including chess symbols and astrological signs.
The present list of fonts, with some older ones removed:
Astigmatic One Eye
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco typeface at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2010, a free old typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).
Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline; + grungy version), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003: papercut sans), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script Pro (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE (described as a bacterial stencil typeface), PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie, BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth (an eerie brush script), Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper (Halloween font), Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif typeface Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other typefaces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite (2010, a free old typewriter face), Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display typeface at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman, at Google Fonts and CTAN), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation typeface inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].
Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).
Stiggy & Sands is the American type foundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
Typefaces from 2014: Franken Jr AOE Pro (inspired by the title screen from the 1966 Hanna Barbera cartoon Frankenstein Jr), Good Eatin Pro AOE (inspired by the title screen from the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon Dog Tired), Ghostkid AOE Pro (comic letter style).
Typefaces from 2015: Shanks Antique 5 AOE (after the newspaper typeface Memorial (1865, Stevens, Shanks & Sons)), Reliquaire AOE (a somber blackletter typeface inspired by Memorial (1881, Boston Type Foundry)).
Typefaces from 2016: Mailuna Pro AOE (a gothic sans), Kentish AOE Pro (art deco). Reardon AOE (a digitization of a film typeface called Joyce Black by LetterGraphics), Berkmire AOE (1970s style robot-inspired techno font), Blackheath Pro AOE (this typeface started as a digitization of a film typeface called Roberts Square by LetterGraphics), Delaware Pro AOE (art deco), Rutland AOE (a futuristic font that is a digitization of a film typeface called Maccaro by LetterGraphics). In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman at Grype. In 2017, they added the art deco typeface Cowling Sans AOE (which is based on alphabet from "Lettering for Commercial Purposes" by Wm. Hugh Gordon). In 2018, they published the letterpress emulation typeface Prison Pro, Pink Sangria (50s style movie font), Manic Tambourine, Motenacity (a Martian cartoon font), the old typewriter font Office Memorandum Pro, and the Flintstone font Strongman.
Typefaces from 2021: Klutz AOE Pro (a condensed all caps beatnik font), Data Error AOE Pro (based on early dot matrix printers), Customs Paperwork AOE Pro (based on the NuMode Type No. 61 vintage typewriter), Rinzler AOE Pro (a great stencil font that revives LetterGraphics' Caren), Restraining Order AOE Pro (an old typewriter font), Brazarri AOE Pro (an Aztec emulation font based on MacKeller, Smiths and Jordan's Bizarre from 1884).
Commercial foundry in Oak View, CA, est. 2011, by Glenn Parsons (b. New York City). Creator of UXB Stencil and its companion UXB Spray in 2011, rough stencil typefaces. He also designed the tattoo typeface Dragon Fang (2011), Sugarbang (2012, comic book style), and the octagonal wedge typeface Spacepod (2012).
Typefaces frrom 2015: Barn Owl (layered eroded wood style).
Typefaces from 2017: Digideco (retro-futuristic).
Typefaces from 2021: Fluffenhaus (a display typeface about which Glenn writes: The glyphs are soft serve ice cream, sorta Cooper Black after too much party. A fun playful look that suggests the 1960s and 1970s).
astype.de (or: Astype)
Astype.de is a German foundry started in 2003 by illustrator and type designer Andreas Seidel (b. 1975, bad saarow, near Berlin, Germany). He lives in Cottbus, Germany. In 1998, he obtained a Masters degree in business administration. In 2007, he and Ingo Preuss set up The German Type Foundry. In 2017, he joined the initial crew at Fust & friends. The typefaces:
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.
Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).
Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).
FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).
FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.
Other typefaces: Frank (2007, a commercial grotesque blackletter sold by Die Gestalten Verlag), Motion (2008, experimental), Hausbau (2008, free, experimental), Minimeter (2008, free ruler-themed font, for Neo2), Archiv (2008-2010), Goodbye (2009).
Together with Clovis Valois, he set up Nouvelle Noire in 2012 in Zurich. At Nouvelle Noire, he published Rekja (2011) and Medien (2011).
Atelier de Design Holistique
Designer in Camboulazet (was: Albi and Toulouse), France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.
In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.
Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font).
Typefaces from 2019: Abac (free).
Atypic Co (was: Argo Typo)
Jonathan Cuervo (Atypic Co, Mexico City, and before that, Argo Typo) designed these typefaces:
Free fonts at the German outfit Augenbluten (Mac only): Poprock, Destroy Dingbats, Menace, Destroy Gotisch (Fraktur), Excellence (multiline font), Augmented, Maschinen (octagonal), Nano, Mikrokomputer (pixel face). All these fonts are by a group of four people among which we find Axel Pfaender. The group calls itself "interfaces - symposium ueber schrift und sprache". PC versions at Augmented.de.
Letterer and Intertype director of typography from Richmond, VA. Credited with the typeface Dietz Text, which is also attributed in places to Oswald Cooper. August Dietz patented a blackletter with two incised white lines for Barnhart Brothers&Spindler as Design 79792 on November 5, 1929. [Google] [More] ⦿
Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin (1812-1852) was an English architect, designer, artist and critic, chiefly remembered for his pioneering role in the Gothic Revival style. His work culminated in the interior design of the Palace of Westminster. Pugin designed many churches in England, and some in Ireland and Australia.
Pugin designed several blackletter and uncial style alphabets ca. 1844. His Gothic Revival ornaments influenced the design of the digital typeface Gothic Herbarium (2015, Lukyan Turetskyy). [Google] [More] ⦿
Austin Norman Palmer
Or Faras Parkom. Langkat, Indonesia-based designer of the free rhythmic scriopt typeface Mainmia (2017), Ottoman (2018, sans and script), Korkila Script (2018) and Maldiva Script (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Adellion, Satalia Signature, Carlanta (free), Martuah (signage and packaging script), Gradiola (monoline script), Amchiela (signage script), Gardhen Script.
Typefaces from 2020: Parchom, Barika (a creamy script), Cardanaya (blackletter), Mainsan, Berkahi Blackletter, Jandu Signature, Baliga Blackletter, Malanaya Script.
Typefaces from 2021: Admara, Balonia, Bastin Cutie, Bulgani (blackletter), Christmas, Clanton Ellie, Damage, Farmhome, Galexya Blackletter, Haluga, Happy Christmas, Hello Santa, Juliette, Kalinda (a groovy poster typeface), Kaliya, Kamore, Karnia, Narnia, New Bulgani, Spooky Hallowen, The Quest, Valentine Day. [Google] [More] ⦿
Studio in London. In 2016, they designed these typefaces: Opal, Emery Sans, Nova Display, Chopsticks (asian look), Holiday, Game Over (squarish), Pumpkin (Halloween font), Neons Display, Styllo (art deco, fashionable), Lans Sans Serif, Greenvine, Unfinished, Indigo Handcrafted (calligraphic blackletter), Audovera (techno; organic sans).
Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of NuGothicA (blackletter), BauForm, DINAMO (mechanical), Magnum (great industrial strength slab serif headline face), Cocoa (rounded and ultra fat), EUROstruct (thin and architectural), Kaotic (graffiti), Weimar (pixel face), Rondo, Rondo Tail, Fabrica (octagonal), Fabrica Rotula (stencil, octagonal), Quadrat, Electrica, Electrica Dots, Fabrica Screen (horizontally striped octagonal face), Block Black, Bloop, Blackwolf, Guru Blackletter (Indic simulation face), Inslab (slab serif), Inslab II, Minima (stencil), Boxer (ultrafat, octagonal), Bloko (nice ultra-fat face), Steel (macho slab serif), Nextar (pixelish but elegant), Simplex, Ulises 7 (+Serif) (pixel typefaces), Digita (kitchen tile) and Block (ultra fat), June Cleaver. See America (2008, octagonal) is an octagonal lettering font that was inspired by a travel poster (WPA, 1936) designed by Jerome Roth. Faces made in 2009: Morgana (a beautiful fat piano key face), Manitoba, Machina (+Slab), Old Monk (uncial), NughoticA Brush, LUBA 8 Lowercase (after Lubalin), Nugothic A (blackletter), Dinamo, Ross (strong mechanical face).
Paris-based designer of the display typefaces Roma (2018), Detroit (2017) and Charlie B (2016). In 2019, he released the sans typeface The Circle Line. Typefaces from 2020 include Dahlia, Atlanta, Grotesk, Blue Velvet, Oklahoma (a slab serif and a blackletter), Monique. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based designer Simon Becker (aka B2302) created Legere (2012, HypeForType). It has Light, Regular and Deco styles.
In 2014, Simon designed the manicured sans typeface family Helado together with Sabrina Ekecik and Benjamin Campana. Vagtur (a tweetware hybrid of VAG Rounded and Fette Fraktur) was co-designed with Sabrina Ekecik.
In 2016, he designed the deco typeface Twokes.
Bangkit Tri Setiadi
Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ultra-Victorian typeface Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).
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This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight, MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.
In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3.
Barnbrook (was: VirusFonts, Virus Foundry, Studio 12)
Jonathan Barnbrook was born in 1966 in Luton, England. He is a type and graphic designer and filmmaker. Since 1990 he has worked with cultural institutions, activist groups and charities and produced a steady stream of posters. He is also known for his collaborations with Adbusters and Damien Hirst, his work for David Bowie, and his typefaces released by Emigre and Virus (his own foundry). He started Virus in 1997, and works out of the Barnbook Studio (now Studio 12) in London's Soho. Virus Foundry became just Barnbrook ca. 2017. He specializes in cult-type typefaces.
In 2007, Mathieu Réguer wrote a thesis at Estienne on Barnbrook.
Barnbrook designed these typefaces:
Trying to fit this 1000-page book into one web page, with discussion of many types. It's impossible, but I tried it. Download link for Book of type specimens: Comprising a large variety of superior copper-mixed types, rules, borders, galleys, printing presses, electric-welded chases, paper and card cutters, wood goods, book binding machinery etc., together with valuable information to the craft. Specimen book no.9. Another download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Baron von Fonthausen
Jacques Le Bailly (b. Thionville, France, 1975) is the "Baron von Fonthausen", located in Den Haag, and the self-proclaimed German-French specialist in the fields of both beer and type design. From 1999 to 2003, Le Bailly lived in Berlin, working at Moniteurs graphic design studio and as an independent graphic designer. Having returned to the Netherlands in 2003, Jacques did type production work for The Enschedé Font Foundry. He is now a typographic designer at Bau Winkel's studio in The Hague. He worked for type foundries like Lineto, Monotype, House Industries, and Bold Monday, as well as on custom projects for several brand design agencies. He has been teaching at the WdKA art academy in Rotterdam and Sint Joost in Den Bosch.
Sardines (2008, Vette Letters) is described by Jan Middendorp as an amusing parade of heavyweight characters crammed into squares. In 2010, that monospaced family was expanded to VLNL Neue Sardines (42 styles).
Designer of the pixel font Mekka.
Macula (2010) is a trompe l'oeuil typeface that is available from Bold Monday. It was inspired by Oscar Reutersvärd's impossible perspectives and M.C. Escher's optical illusions.
In 2016, Jacques Le Bailly extended Vernon Adams's Nunito (2011) to a full set of weights, and an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans, which is free at Google Fonts and Open Font Library.
In 2018, he designed the free family Crimson Pro (a major update of Sebastian Kosch's Crimson from 2011) and VLNL Thueringer (at Vette Letters), and wrote: Jacques got inspired by Albrecht Düer's 15th century Fraktur (blackletter) alphabet, and decided to design a contemporary rounded version of it. It's a modern techno-style blackletter with a (beer)truckload of interesting design details.
In 2019, he released the free font Livvic. Livvic is a 16-style custom corporate sans typeface designed by Jacques Le Bailly for LV (Liverpool Victoria Friendly Society Limited), an insurance company based in the UK. The typeface is part of a brand redesign.
In 2020, Jacques Le Bailly, Cereal and Vernon Adams (posthumously) released the sans typeface family Mulish at Google Fonts. Mulish is a minimalist sans, designed for both display and text typography. It was initially drawn in 2011 by Vernon Adams and then refined until 2014. In 2017 the family was updated by Jacques Le Bailly to complete the work started by Vernon after he passed away, in collaboration with his wife Allison, an artist who holds the trademark on the typeface family name. In August 2019, it was updated with a variable font weight axis.
Behance link. Bold Monday link. %Z Liebe Petra, Die Site ist jetzt erstmal dafür gemacht, um Leuten zu zeigen was ich gerade mache. Leider sind die meisten der gezeigten Fonts noch nicht ganz fertig und werden deshalb noch nicht angeboten. neben Schriftgestaltung, mache ich auch noch Grafik-Design. Im Moment arbeite an der Font TyPress, die bei der 1. Ausgabe folgende Schnitte enthalten wird: Roman, Italic, Bold, Bold-Italic, Caps-Roman and Caps-Bold. Unsicher ist noch wo, oder von wem sie vertrieben werden. Der Font B-Day wird 1 Schnitt haben und wenn alles gut geht, wird sie ab Februar 2002 von Lineto (www.lineto.de) verkauft. Wenn Sie interessiert sind an meinen Entwürfen, oder z.B. an Custom-Type, fragen Sie bitte nach. Oder, wenn Sie gerne sehen möchten, wie meine Schriften im Druck aussehen, kann ich Ihnen ein PDF schicken. Freundlichen Grüsse, Greetings, Baron von Fonthausen, auch Jacques Le Bailly [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based architect, b. 1987. Designer in 2020 of Darkness (a blackletter or death metal font), Chalysta (a wide signature script), Rhomantics (a handcrafted sans), Hillusy, Qeuliner (an oblique techno / sports font), Comicbon (a comic book font) and Dhaique (a tall monolinear sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Aront (mixing art deco with the rounded sans genre), Jabirah, Redmarch (a hairline signature script), Mane (a techno / speed font), Channe (a fashion mag font), Engrave (an upright calligraphic script), Whitegone, Good Monday (script), Culpa (a fat finger font), Kutaraja (a great upright inky script), Vorticella (an inky script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bart Co Design
Or Bart Wesolek, b. 1986. Nowa Sol / Poznan, Poland-based graphic designer, who published the vintage typeface Rheiborn, the display typeface Onufry (based on lettering on vintage cycling posters), the poster typeface Molheim, the letterpress typeface Darmond, the squarish Garthram, the vintage typeface Martslock, the free squarish typeface Rheiborn Sans, the vintage Apothecary collection (Asplin, Garriger, Hagerman, Kimmell and Seidlitz), and the slabbed display typeface Kinshel in 2017.
His vintage liqour collection (2017) includes
Typefaces from 2018: the Print Press collection (Blutzen, Fratley, Garnet, Harold, Stilzkin Sans, Stilzkin Slab), Nimitz (a free retro all caps sans), Bosmark (a vintage sketched typeface), Monkstead (a block display family with several textures), Signist, Hartwood, and the Newsstand collection (which includes Presson, Stammark, Brookset, and Darmond).
Typefaces from 2019: Pelagia (text typeface), Moorland (a fat face didone), Keller (an all caps sans), Mosley (a weathered letterpress emulation font), Madchen Sans (a free retro sans), Maurine (a retro script).
Typefaces from 2020: Braden Sans, Paschal (serif), Dumont (sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Frisco (a retro display serif), Landman (a retro font inspired by Murillo/Aldo Manutio typefaces designed by Schelter & Giesecke in 1897), Devon (art nouveau caps), Omnibus (a free art nouveau font), Urban Serif (a condensed slab serif), Irish Poem, Mesnage Slab Serif, The Moonshine Collection (Bastien (art nouveau), Dalton (squarish), Fribois (a monolinear school script), Guilmot, Liboury (a frilly decorative blackletter)).
Dutch graphic and type designer, b. Wanssum, The Netherlands, 1976. In 1999, together with Akiem Helmling, he cfounded Underware in Den Haag. Bas studied at the KABK in Den Haag and lives in Amsterdam since 2001. His type design work:
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about education in type design. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin and at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. At ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, Bas Jacobs and Akiem Helmling introduced the high order interpolation system for fonts called HOI. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer (b. Dordrecht, The Netherlands, 1979), who specializes in type and typographic design, and lives in Haarlem. Student from 1999-2003 at the Graphic and Typographic design-course at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in the Hague. He graduated in 2004 from the postgraduate design-course on TypeMedia at the same academy. While at the KABK, he made the futuristic/computerized typefaces Basetype 144 (2003) and Default (2001). Many of his projects involve lettering in public places, such as the application of DTL Haarlemmer for the street signs in Haarlem. His type designs include Small World, Homerus (text face) and Blackletter (a project for the city of Haarlem). Ancient URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bastarda (Schwabacher in German) dominated printing in Europe in the last part of the 15th and the first part of the 16th centuries. It breaks with the heavy Textura that Gutenberg used in his first books and his bible. All of the Lutherian books were set in Schwabacher, which was nearer to handwriting. It was probably first used by Johannes Bäumler in Augsburg in 1472. In any case, it was in use in Nürnberg in 1485, and showed up in 1490 in Anton Koberger's Schedelsche Weltchronik and in 1498 in Albrecht Dürer's Apokalypse. Examples: a hand-drawn Schwabacher from 1489, a sample by Johann Schoeffer in Mainz, dated 1521, and a fancy title page. In the middle of the 16th century, it was displaced by fraktur as the most-used German typeface. German link. Characterized by the pointed o (both top and bottom), the Asian-looking "g", the Garamond-like "h" and the "A" that thinks it is a "U", it was rejuvenated in the 18th century by German foundries such as Genzsch and Heyse (Alte Schwabacher, 1835, and Neue Schwabacher, 1876) and Klingspor (Offenbacher Schwabacher, 1900), and type designers such as Ehmcke (1916) and Schneidler (1918) who all produced beautiful readable typefaces.
The French bâtarde (bastarda) became popular in France under the patronage of Jean, Duc de Berry, 1340-1416, and remained popular well into the 1600s. It is largely similar to Schwabacher although Schwabacher shows the (unreadable, U-like) open capital A that bâtarde avoids, as a rule.
There are many digital Schwabacher typefaces. See, e.g., Alte Schwabacher by Berthold, Alte Schwabacher by URW++, or Adobe's Duc de Berry, Bigelow's Lucida Blackletter, or P22's SchwarzKopfNew and SchwarzKopfOld. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andreas Seidel lists the blackletter typefaces published by the Bauersche Giesserei (and I added a few more):
Bayreuth is a blackletter typeface made in 1932 by F.H.E. Schneidler for the C.E. Weber foundry in Stuttgart. At the Dafont site, we find an orphaned digital version of this typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bazhen Yurchenko is the Kharkov, Ukraine-based designer of BenCat, Grunge, Flowerchild, BenHardLife, BenKrush and BenPioneer (1997). His fonts are here. Encient German Gothic is a blackletter font to which he added a Cyrillic in 1995-1999. Here, you will find the free Cyrillic truetype fonts Ben-Cat-Bold, Ben-Hard-Life-Bold, Ben-Krush, Ben-Pioneer-Bold. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kanda Euatham (Chiang Mai, Thailand) runs Becris. In 2016, he designed the Latin typeface Becris Rounded Monoline. In 2017, he created Becristica (blackletter), Clean Line Icons, and Mono Virgin Script. Creative Market link. Creative Fabrica link.
Designer of Hexadecimal (2019), Calculate 16 (2019: an LED font), the modular blackletter typeface Isometretos (2019), Templars Cipher Plus (2019), the heavy slab serif typeface Grundsten (2019) and the traffic sign sans typeface Storgata (2019), which is influenced by the traditional Swedish traffic signage font Tratex. [Google] [More] ⦿
German foundry established in 1816 by Benjamin Krebs (1785-1858) and based in Frankfurt, which grew out of Schriftgießerey der Andreäischen Buchhandlung. Many of its shares were acquired by D. Stempel in 1933. A list of the typefaces:
Andreas Seidel lists the blackletter typefaces published by the Benjamin Krebs foundry (and I added a few):
Los Angeles, CA-based designer of the free squarish display typeface Orale Sans (2021). Other fonts, all in the motorcycle gang blackletter tattoo style, include Kanye Killed It (free), Calidad (free), Appreciation (free) and Chibi OE. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Berne Nadall, or Bernd Nadall. This designer (b. 1869, Louisville, KY) studied at the Louisville School of Design, worked briefly for some newspapers in Lousville, and then left for Chicago, where he worked for Barnhart Brothers & Spindler (The Great Western Type Foundry). For BBS he designed borders, ornaments, and some typefaces such as Faust Text (1896: a quaint blackletter based on uncial lettering later renamed Missal Text in their 1923 catalog), Fifteenth Century (1898), Tell Text (1898) and a typeface now known as Nadall (1895-1896, BBS). The last typeface was digitized by Dan X. Solo as Nadall Regular in 2001.
Creator at BBS of Mazarin (1895), Mazarin Italic (1895). The historians do not mince words about Mazarin. McGrew writes: Mazarin was introduced by BB&S in 1895, redesigned from the Golden Type of William Morris. Mazarin Italic was introduced a year later, but neither typeface lasted long. See Jenson Oldstyle. Mazarin HTF by Hoefler Type Foundry is a digital version.
Nadall also created Caslon Antique (and Italic) in 1895 (Caslon EF Antique in the Elsner&Flake collection, and Caslon Antique in the Linotype collection), a version unlike any original Caslon. Some say it was developed between 1896 and 1898. For another digital version of this, see Caslon Antique (1993, Group Type).
German type designer (b. Offenbach, 1905, d. London 1989), who studied under Rudolf Koch from 1924-27 at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Offenbach. With the help of Stanley Morison, he emigrated to England in 1935 because of his Jewish background. Wolpe taught at the Camberwell College of Art (1948-53), at the Royal College of Art in London (1956-75) and at the City&Guilds of London School of Art (from 1975 onwards). From 1941 until 1978, he worked as a book designer for Faber&Faber in London, designing over 1500 book jackets. He published Schriftvorlagen (Kassel 1934), Marken und Schmuckstücke (Frankfurt am Main, 1937), A Book of Fanfare Ornaments (London, 1939), Renaissance Handwriting (with A. Fairbanks, London 1959), and Architectural Alphabet. J. D. Steingruber (London, 1972). Designer of
Betatype was established in 2003 by Christian Robertson, and is located in Concord, CA. It offers custom type design services as well as commercial fonts. Christian completed the BFA program in Graphic Design at Brigham Young University in Provo, UT, and was a partner at Mansfield Design Company in American Fork, UT. He joined Google where he presently works.
While at Brigham Young University, he designed Alexandre (2004, a roman influenced by blackletter), Blackletter No.36, Uncial New (2004, an uncial with a unicase feel), Aloe (2003), Betatype No. 28 (2003, a semiserif), Ulysses (2003), Pill Aberration, Raisin Nut, Pill Gothic (2001, a sans family published in 2004 at Umbrella Type/Veer), Beezer Sans, Uncial Slab, Sketch No. 26, Sketch No. 25, Dear Sarah (2004, a contextual handwriting typeface done with great care, available from Umbrella Type), and Factory.
Betatype published these fonts:
London, UK-based designer (b. 1992) of the metal band typefaces BTX Radiant Sunshine (2018), BTX Renegade (2018: spurred), BTX Excelsius (2018) and BTX Ornstein (2018), and the script typefaces BTX The Bee Line (2018), BTX The Knights Squire (2018), BTX Ittally (2018), BTX Benafor (2018), BTX Dainty Creek (2018) and BTX Gilther (2018).
Brazilian graphic designer and prolific creator of free typefaces, which often combine calligraphy, retro signage, and grunge.
Fonts from 2019: Talk Sing, New Garden Two (a circle-based sans), Hearts Garden, Garden Black, Adalgisa, Mellissa, Mattisse, Universal Sans, Universal Script, The Light, Campesina, Babeface, Soulstice, Movements, Love Empure, No Stress (grungy sans), Flowers (script), Magical Day, North Shore (a weathered slab serif), Theodora, Amandita, Brilhant, Alamoana, Palomita, Superworld, Black Rose, Mistical, Rocks (grungy), Marvelous, Dinasty, Magic Touch, Hot Jacket (brush script), Simplicity (beatnik face), Ibiza Crystal, Mystical Eyes, Allicia, Misterios del Amor, Sugar Kisses, Gonna Getha (weathered sans), Valentine Day, Secretss, Honey Lips, Got to be real, Afternoon in Stereo, Hotel Costes, Wall Paper,
Fonts from 2018: Children's Party, Music Magic, Awesome Season, Lavelle, Wonderful Night, Chapter One, Atmospherica, Lost Sunset, Claudina, Run To The Hills, Placid Pool, New Balance, Euphoria, Claudia, Barbecue, Salsa Parrilla, Pilsen Extra, Morphine, Love is the Law, United Forces, Smell a Daisy, Allegratta, Hamburguer, Gingerale, Anette, Marshmallow, Bunch of Flowers, Cinderela, Antonine, Sepetiba, Anastasia Script, Alliance, Mustard, Superstar, Makeup, Flowers of Summer, Honeybe, Mirella, Fantastic (signage script), Inked Skin, Girls Got Rhythm, Dirty Queen, Ipanema, Antidote, Galaxie, Moving Star, Miraflor, Beredith, Allessa, Worldwide, Andorra, Single case, Carpenters, Monster Party (eerie font), Dontchastop, Love Strong, The Hills, Romantica, Attraction, Burning Heart (monoline script), Local Motion, Summer Daisy, Pumpkins, Space Jam, Sweet Movements, California Sun, Body & Soul, Choppers, Magical Waste, Over The Seas, Vegan Yummy, Glamour Girls, Flower Power, Quick Kiss, Star Light, Costa Rica, Nuclear Boots, Amore Mio, Lovely Summer, Roses Everywhere, Love Is The Antidote, Wisdom Words, Limousines, Mysteries of Passion, Moving Pictures, Blackberry Jam, Movie Poster, Beauty Mountains, Bunch Blossoms, Flora, Inked Angels (tattoo font), Loveland, Beautiful Lovers, Belle et Belle, Cherry Blossom, Let It Be, Casual Chance, Caranda, Aromabar, Capable of Loving, Miss Daisy, Mardi Gras, Last Frontier, Nouvelle Vague, Travel Light, Mind Rescue, Bella Fashion, Amarula, Sweet Easy, Indian Strength, Everlast, Megan, Hello Beauty, Vegan Style, Andaluzia, Ambar Pearl, New Era, Candice, Hometown, Sunrise Place, Lemon Jelly, Nature Beauty, Natural Beauty, Black Pearl, Tan Pumpkins, Acid Label II, Thrasher, Inked Babes, Ribbons in the wind, Calligraphy (inky), Amsterdam, Sweet Sixteen, Sunset Beach, Star King, Countryside, Crazy Love, Little Sister, Creature, House Queen, Dr Phibes (beatnik style), Moskitoes, Nirvana (script), Iceland, The Cure, Mr. Fink (beatnik style), Sea Balance, Hot Dog, Blow Up, Blow Me (crayon font), Sunrise, Joes Burguer, Splatted, Moonbeam, Tomatoes, Beautiful People, Hamsters, Vacations in Paradise, Lover Artefacts, School Days, Traffic, Campus (weathered athletics font), Universidad (weathered athletics font), Sundance, Siberian, Rich The Barber, Aurora, Dove of Peace, Clipper, The Quick Fox, Daisy Days, Dieselpower (grungy texture), Progress, Loud and Clear, Generator, Wannabees, Ripmonsters, Shity Chats, Death Before Chocolate, Karmacoma, Clever Couple, Astrovegan, Clarification, Breakfast on the beach, Graceland (signage script), Beauty Bright, Atlantida (letterpress grunge), Cassandra, Gene Loves Jezabel (brush), Great Cities, Crackerdown, Lost Ages, Bite Chocolate (script), Sunflowers (script), Mon Cherry (script), Lovely Day (heart font), Miracle Place, Ebony Eyes, Skywalker, Zabritzkyes, Black (grungy octagonal slab serif).
Fonts from 2017: Waiting a Silver Moon, Master of Comics, Millenia, Fantastic Reason (signage script), Varukers (dry brush), Awakening (grunge), Majestic (signage script, Emotional Rescue, Misstral, Elements, Alouette, Cure of Pain (ink splash type), Farenheight (octagonal), Peacemaker (upright retro script), Altavista (creamy script), Ananda (script), Alexandra (script), Paper Rib (script with paper rib outlines), Honeymoon (script), Gotcha (heavy headline type), Christmas Day (signage script), Clarice, Orange (signage script), Indiana (baseball script), Magnificent (blackletter), Sketching Summer (signage), September Five, Cross Town (weathered), Saturday Nights (signage script), Blessed (baseball script), Blobbers (baseball script), Jam Sessions, Moon Walker (dry brush), Drawing Nature, Sketching Stars, Lone Wolf, Cubika Script, Bonneville Co, Walk (wide wood type), Rio Black (counterless), Secret Agent, Trouble (blackletter), Trouble II (blackletter), Living Colours, Crystal, Sepia (letterpress poster font), Rainbow Bridge, Black Diamonds (signage script), Candy Shop, Enthrall (sharp-edged retro signage script), Movie Makers (script), Sunshine Boulevard, Black Napkins (grungy), Brush Stroke, Carolina Mountains, South Gardens, Calling Angels, Cherry Kisses (candy script), Messenger Pigeons (script), Shine, Carolina Hills, Shave The Whales (tattoo script), Diamonde (baseball script), Yananeska, Black Ball, Miss Hanna (signage script).
Fonts from 2016: Sweet Sensations, Breeze (brush script), Christmas Time (script), Propaganda Sight, Modern Stencil, Eyes Wide Open, Bella Donna, Safira Shine, Heaven Matters, Electricity (fifties script), Maccrap Asphalt (textured), Blockhead Dude (beatnik style), Weekend Flower Hunters, Sunset Clouds (tattoo script), Bikinis, Chedelparedon (scartchy font), Dattermatter (connected script), Granada-Blues (connected script), Mistery-Curse (connected script), Walking-Stones (calligraphic), Moderata, Spring Time (calligraphic), Desert Queen, Marriage Moment (wedding script), Angel Tears Neue, Germanika (blackletter), Great Day, Sunday Morning, Texas Tango (weathered Western font), Stenciled, Casablanca Noir, Brasileirinha, Carioca, Asphaltic Grain, Asphaltic Scratch, Nova Stamp (grungy), Bananas (brush script), Enjoy, Reminiscent Drive, Bananas (signage script), Mandela Script, Altamonte (baseball script), Landscape, Landscape Land, Old Type, Sedex, Good News, IA Type, Satisfaction (heavy creamy signage script), Sebastiana (baseball script), Urgh Type (grunge), Texas Tango (spurred Western font), Factory (textured), Rio Glamour (sans), Like (Italian style Western font), Heaven Gate (connected script), Colt (Western font).
Fonts from 2014: BackStab (metal band blackletter font), Strongbox (concave Western font), Goiabada, Bonesoup, Blanc Chateau (tattoo script), Botas Sujas (grungy letterpress font), Bigbobs (cartoon face), Yukathin N Conte Smile, Sambahollyc, Cherry Jam, Cacha (grunge), Rubber Stamp, Yukafont (hand-printed), Cabriolet (brush script), Sweet Correction Roth (tattoo script).
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (hand-printed 3d outline face), Nova Solid (Nova Regular and Bold are from 2014), Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, Ink In The Meat (tattoo font), NORMAL, Popcorn (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined hand-printed beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (hand-printed outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont).
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Brazilian type designer Daniel Sabino de Souza studied under Laura Meseguer at the Eina-Escuela Superior de Disseny in Barcelona. His foundry in Sao Paulo is called Blackletra (est. 2012). He has taught type design at IED/Sao Paulo.
He won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 and at TDC 2013 for Karol. In 2012, he won the Silver Prize in the Latin category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Hashar, a beautiful angular connected script face.
In 2013, he published Karol at Type O Tones. Falado (2013) is a delicate display typeface commissioned by Estudio Mucho for the graphic identity of the Spanish orchestra La Filarmónica. It won a Gold Medal at Laus'13.
In 2014, he designed the superb angular script typeface Haltrix (Village). Karol Sans was published at Type-o-Tones in 2014. Haltrix, Gandur (which was inspired by other geometric texturas, specially Max Bittrof's Element (1933)) and Karol Sans all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2014. Expectedly, Haltrix won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. Gandur New (German expressionist) and Gandur Alte (closer to Textura) followed in the summer of 2014.
In 2015, he released Silva (Text, Display), a typeface co-designed with Chester Jenkins.
Gothiks (2015, Village), Gothiks Compressed (2016) and Gothiks Condensed (2016), a family of condensed typefaces of varying widths and thicknesses that hearken back to the gothic wood types, and Latam Sans (2015, a custom typeface for Latam Airlines) won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016.
Typefaces from 2016 include Ofelia Std, a corporate sans family characterized by a lower case f that looks like a stretched s.
Typefaces from 2017: Noka (a sci-fi geometric sans characterized by its curvy f and hipster g).
Typefaces from 2020: Elizeth and Elizeth Condensed (a slab serif by Daniel Sabino, Lucas Gini and Henrique Beier), Skol Display (a forceful poster sans), Ofelia Text and Display, Ekos (an all caps typeface designed for the Natura Ekos brand).
Typefaces from 2021: Silva Display (a 16-style serif).
Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Elizeth.
Indonesia-based designer of blackletter, death metal, tattoo and eerie fonts. Their catalog in 2021 showed Dark Angel, Dark Circle, Dark Family, Dark Ghoul, Dark Hat, Dark Hellow, Dark Jewel, Dark Match, Dark Musroom, Dark Rock, Dark Saber, Dark Shuriken, Dark Wizards, Witch.
Blackletter site at the Cooper Union. Pages magnificently put together by Peter Bain and Paul Shaw. Blackletter: Type and National Identity (1998, The Cooper Union/Princeton Architectural Press) is a great book by Paul Shaw&Peter Bain. Amazon link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typophiles list their favorite blackletter typefaces:
Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos, and is located in East Providence, RI. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:
Blank Sub (or: Subqi; or: Blankids; was: Bombas Type)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based type foundry set up in 2017 by two independent foundries, Blankids (Bangkit Setiadi) and Subqi (Amir Subqi Setiaji). Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the Victorian typefaces Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji) and Barakah (2017), the script typeface Alyssum Blossom (2017), and the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
Typefaces from 2019: Sholaria (luxurious calligraphy), Hophus Roghus (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Crumble, Hondurhas (a vintage typeface family by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Hungry Beast (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
Typefaces from 2020: Alstoria (a decorative serif by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
Typefaces from 2021: Royal Grande (an old English blackletter with a variable font option), Rotten Banquet (a 19th century / Victorian display typeface), Kovanov (a 14-style serif), Bilgosia (a display serif family), Rosvard (a layerable vintage all caps font by Amir Subqi Setiaji and Bangkit Tri Setiadi). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nengtak, Bangunjiwo, Kasian, Bantul, Semarang and Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Marchell (2017: copperplate calligraphic script), Bluesky (2017), Kallisa Script (2017: brush), the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Blandes (2017: brushed signage font), Slender (2017: signature font), Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Wildcats (2017: vintage signage font), Alentine (2017, brush style), Black Django (2017), Rockaboy (2017, signage), Raidand (2017, brush signage script) and Conjure (2017, Victorian).
Typefaces from 2018: Flanella, Clarissa, Kallisa (dry brush), Funkies (signage script), Monthelo (a retro signage script), Chomolatte, Anthemis (a heavy signage script), Northead (a vintage display typeface), Quiska, Fresty, Old Finlander (Victorian), Black Drama (a free Victorian typeface), Blackjack (sign painter font).
Typefaces from 2019: Sagesta, Hayline, Old Finlander (a blackletter vampire font), Streamzy (a great graffiti font), Questario, Heatting, Bubble Boom (defined by graffiti and comic books), Brigherdz, Black Night (a horror font), Sporter (octagonal), Orlande (brush script), Dayland (formal calligraphy), Birallina, Stonekids (a layerable signage script for children's books), Beautiful Roses (a swashy calligraphic font duo), Butchery, Heykido, Queenline (monoline, swashy), Letter Marker, Frenda (a monoline retro signage script), Rockadelic (signage script), Bresley (a signature font), Brayles (a brush signage script), Hondurhas (a vintage typeface family by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Hungry Beast (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
Typefaces from 2020: Anelise, Andrea Belarosa, Signatria, Happy People, Deckled, Beatney, Blezer, Bomber Squad, Lodstay (a graffiti font), Right Strongline, Westerion (spurred), Tuberosa, Lodstay (a graffiti font), Restown, Black Squad (an ominous slab serif), Graffiti Rebel, Rastelay (a brush script), Bros Rover, Hardsign, Street Hipster, Cripsy, Madelia, Paisley Cupcake, Miracle Day, Hello Valentica, Romantic Crafty, Strabela Moisty, Stay Girly, South Beast, Monstora (a playful scrapbook font), Alstoria (a decorative serif by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Belyard (a signage script), Barlen, Brendy-Berly, Cincha (a cartoon font), Everline (a bilined script), Feelista, Femina (a calligraphic signature script), Lemon-Squash, Lovely-Creamy, Milko-Denilo, Pretty-Yellow, Romie-Shine, Samberia, Belsmont, Bembies, Baby Monkey, Amdoly Cokie, Craptons, Danilena, Benchey, Cuty Tubby, Beirnite, Bilber Bread, Sweety Cats (a cartoon font), Andrea Bilarosa, Balgeris, Aperly, Adora Chalie, Beauty Angel.
Typefaces from 2021: Broly (a creamy blocky font that looks at first like a Hebrew emulation font), Blood Blaster (a cartoon font), Brenza (an urban mural brush font), Aloha Dance (a tiki font), Gresta (a chunky supermarket script font), Black Blast (a super-fat cartoon font), Star Blast (a fat cartoon font), Stone Ocean (beatnik vernacular lettering), Berlion, Vampire Zone (a horror font), Brockers (a graffiti font), Bomber Throw (a bubblegum font), Helsky (a playful font), Scream Zombie, Ageoline (a sign painting script), Airneo (a graffiti font), Cristone (a tattoo blackletter font), Square Spray (ultra-fat), Street Lord (inspired by murals), Rosvard (a layerable vintage all caps font by Amir Subqi Setiaji and Bangkit Tri Setiadi), Loving Kitten (a scrapbook font), Urban Rebel (a plump graffiti font), Bolgen (a sketched font), Mondeline (a signature script), Bomber Squad (a graffiti font), Algeline (a wild script), Hello Almeida (a fat finger font), Northead, Belgetha (handwritten), Hello Valentica, Romantic Heart, Street Urban (a plump graffiti font), Bondy Quirky (a scrapbook font), Slenderline (a signature script), Diamonda (handwriting), Biber Beard (an all caps children's book font), Morthena (a copperplate script), Deliosa, Almeida Script, Hello Nightmare, Rough Letterline, Wildcats (a signage script).
Typefaces from 2022: Smack Boom (a cartoon font).
Blaze Type Foundry (was: Adèle Type Foundry)
Lyon, France-based designer founded first Adèle Type Foundry and in 2018 renamed it Blaze Type Foundry. Creator of these typefaces:
Guatemala City, Guatemala-based multimedia designer. His typefaces as of 2020 include mostly script typefaces, with a few exceptions: Artronica, Berlinda, Bloodlust, Bobas (a bubblegum font), Brokelyn (grungy), Carnival, Chalkiez (a slab serif chalk font), Charllote Sans (a display serif), Chilukba, Darknest, Flowart, Genius Talk, Gothica (a blackletter), Legionaire, Malika, Marcelly, Marlyne, Multiverse, Nightingale (a blackletter), Retropolitan, Starlight, Stranger Kiss, The Hotel, Tony Handwritting. [Google] [More] ⦿
North Coast, Australia-based creators of the display typefaces Samatta (2015, a Peignotian sans), Milk Barn (2015), Canyon (2015, handcrafted, with an outline typeface in the style of athletic lettering), Pocket Knife (2015, +3D), Otter Pop (2015), Meso (2015 a tribal font set with Inca themes), Fuego (2014) and Creamsicle (2014, signage type).
Typefaces from 2016: Schoolyard (children's didactic hand-lettered fonts), Millstreet (based on a font found in a school book from 1886).
BluGraphic (or: Graphic Pear)
BluGraphic (Wassim Awadallah, Beirut, Lebanon; but also claimed to be in Bern, Switzerland) specializes in free vector format graphics and typefaces. These include the modular sans typeface family Form (2014), and a collection of vector format icons (2013), weather symbols (2013) and arrows (2014). In 2017, he designed the tall sans typeface Giraffey, Viana Script, Valencia, Quenos (didone caps), Soigné (italic fashion mag typeface), Rhama Gothic (blackletter), Florence Script, Alvania, Prink Script, Virtuous Slab, Less Sans, Amigo Script and Holland Script. In 2018, he designed Strain and Tempo (a free modular typeface).
Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. His typefaces:
Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. View Bo Berndal's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Martijn Rijven (BOLT Graphics) is a Den Haag-based Dutch type designer who started out at Kombinat Typefounders. His fonts include Kwadra (octagonal), Berlina (a take on blackletter), Bastard (based on type used in "Bastard", a Thai manga comic book), Frigidaire (fifties display face), Bitscream, and "Dense Dumb and Dirty". [Google] [More] ⦿
Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.
John designed the art deco sans typeface Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.
In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco typeface Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1931 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).
In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).
His 2008 typefaces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif typefaces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).
Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.
Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.
In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen typeface Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display typeface Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type typeface Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).
Typefaces from 2016: Shandy BF (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2018: Petals BF. A flourished curvaceous ornamental didone.
Typefaces from 2021: Between The Lines BF (a display typeface with some Super Veloz vibe).
Fiona Clarke (aka Dead Duckling, Fie Clarke, and Bonez Designz) lives in Birmingham, UK, where she studied at Birmingham City University. She created the angular typeface Do You Like My Font Andy (2011), Cubee (2011, very fat and cubic), Boutique (2011, grunge), Anorexia (2011, a shrieky scribbled face), Time to Scribble (2011, sketched face).
Typefaces from 2014: Mary (art deco), Bernadette.
In 2015, she made Gothic Scribble (inky script), Sun & Rain, Apotheque, Bernadette Display, Bitter Sweet (a blackletter tattoo font) and Mary Outline.
Typefaces from 2016: Sun + Rain, Anti, Anti Display.
Typefaces from 2018: Night Braille.
Lucas Descroix is graphic and type designer based in France. After researching at the National Institute for Typographic Research in Nancy, France, and graphic design degrees at Ecole Estienne (2012) and at HEAR (Haute Ecole des Arts du Rhin) in Strasbourg (2015, Masters), he started designing typefaces, books, posters and visual identities. His typefaces:
Bonnie Clas has completed her B.F.A. and M.F.A. at Savannah College of Art and Design as a major in Graphic Design with a minor in Drawing. She has been developing her career by taking positions as a designer, illustrator, and letterer for SpotCo, Rodrigo Corral Design, and Hsu+Associates in Manhattan. She lives in New York City. Creator of TWD Sans (2011, semi-blackletter), Mecano Neue (2011), Kule Script (calligraphic, for a clothing brand), Kule Slab (2011, didone), Lady Chatterly (curly fashion mag face), Lacie (curly typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Methodenstreit (2011, arts and crafts face), Habana (2011, Lost Type), Feverish (2011, experimental), Burlesque (art deco). She also did the lettering for tens of projects. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of the free spurred sans typeface Bonzer-SanFrancisco (2014), the free blackletter typeface Bonzer Dresden (2014), and the free multilined typeface Bonzer Herzogenaurach (2014). In 2015, he made Bonzer Bruxelles. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Renton, WA-based Peter R. Wilson's metafont code (2000-2003) for the "bookhands" series of fonts. It was his intention to provide the main examples of manuscript hands from the first century until the invention of printing. Included are the following:
Free package in 2011 maintained at the CTAN TeX archive by Michael Sharpe from UCSD, who writes: The PostScript fonts in this package were derived from the STIX OpenType collection, with regular and bold weights of calligraphic, fraktur and double-struck (aka blackboard bold). The font names: BoondoxCalligraphic-Bold, BoondoxCalligraphic-Regular, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Bold, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Regular (blackboard bold style), BoondoxFraktur-Bold, BoondoxFraktur-Regular. Still in 2011, he published Dutch Calligraphic, a reworking of Elzevier's free math calligraphic font ESSTX13. Another CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1975 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Kahl graduated in 2001 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. Boris Kahl is Art Director of the German advertising agency MAGMA (Büro für Gestaltung) since 2001. He cofounded the German type and design weblog Slanted. His type designs are published at Volcano Type (Karlsruhe):
free fonts at Dafont include Filou Medium (2010, calligraphic).
Lutz Schweizer published the text of the decree of January 3, 1941 signed by M. Bormann on behalf of the Nazi party. He declares: "Die sogenannte gotische Schrift als eine deutsche Schrift anzusehen oder zu bezeichnen ist falsch. In Wirklichkeit besteht die sogenannte gotische Schrift aus Schwabacher Judenlettern." [It is wrong to consider the gothic script (Fraktur) as a national German script. It is in fact nothing but Jewish Schwabacher characters.] Lucian Bernhard (1883-1972), one of Germany's main designers, had created Bernhard Fraktur (1913), and this was subsequently used in Der Völkische Beobachter, the central party newspaper and publication. It is ironic, Schweizer notes, that Lucian Bernhard himself was Jewish. On the topic Bormann's decree, Heinrich Heeger wrote Verbot Deutschen Schrift Durch Adolf Hitler in volume 55 (1997) of Die deutsche Schrift. [Google] [More] ⦿
Borutta (or: Duce Type)
Borutta (or Duce Type) is the creative studio of über-talented Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski (b. 1989), a graduate of Wydziale Grafiki ASP in 2014, and of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. His oeuvre is simply irresistible, charming and a worthy representative of the Polish poster style---witness Alergia (2016), Magiel Pro (2017) and Madiso (2017).
He is the creator of the blackletter-inspired typeface Raus (2012), which also could pass for a Cyrillic simulation font. It was possibly made with Pawel Wypych. He also made Kebab (2012, a fat caps face), Duce (2012, art deco: withdrawn from MyFonts after Charles Borges complained that it was a rip-off of his own Gloria), Fikus (2012), Woodie (2012, a condensed rough wood type face), Polon (2012), Aurora (2012, a German expressionist poster face), Musli (monoline connected script), HWDP (2012, poster font), Wieczorek Script (2012, hand-printed), Hamlet (2012, a sword and dagger typeface, renamed to Prince), Caryca (2012, Cyrillic simulation, done with Pawel Wypych), Bezerro (2012, poster face), Bitmach (2012, pixel face), Meat Script (2012, a caps only market signage brush script), Krac (2012, a tall poster font), Hermes (2012: Ten Dollar Fonts), Berg (2012, a roughened blackletter face), Buldog (2012), Dudu (2012, tall condensed face).
In 2012, Polish designer Wojciech Freudenreich and Mateusz Machalski combined forces to design the techno typeface SYN, which is based on an earlier De Stijl-genre alphabet by Freudenreich. In 2020, they released the free typeface family SYN Nova, which includes additional styles and a variable font.
Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display typefaces: Condom, Hype, Whore, Banger, Buka. Elo (2012) and Duce (2012) are fat weathered wood types.
Typefaces made in 2013: Wood Type Collection 2 (which includes Brie, Kaszti, Mader, Modi, Rena, Roast, Ursus), Zigfrid (headline face), Salute (letterpress style), Benito (a letterpress or geometric wood typeface), Bojo (heavy wood style poster face), Picadilly (heavily inktrapped open counter sans family), GIT (a manly headline sans), Lito (an eroded poster typeface), Haine (vernacular caps), Aneba (an organic sans family, renewed in 2016 as Aneba Neue), Vitali (sans), Korpo Serif (slab serif), Korpo Sans (elliptical family; +Greek, +Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2014: Adagio Slab, Adagio Serif, Adagio Sans (a superfamily not to be confused with the 2006 typeface Adagio Pro by Profonts), Adagio Sans Script, Adagio Serif Script, Adagio Slab Script, Tupperware Pro. Tupper Pro (42 styles) was designed by Mateus Machalski and the RR Donnelley team.
Typefaces from 2015: Tupper Serif (again with RR Donnelley: a custom superfamily for pairing Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew an Greek; for Tupperware), Vitali Neue, Legato Serif, Corpo Serif, Corpo Sans, Zigfrid, Picadilly (a great ink-trapped sans typeface family with an erect g).
Typefaces from 2016: Nocturne (just like Magiel, this free typeface was designed as part of the Warsaw Types project: this wedge serif text typeface is inspired by the lettering on stone tablets commemorating the victims of World War II, and prewar Jewish shop signage), Favela (an experimental, geometric sans, for headline and fashion magazine use), Gangrena (a weathered typeface system co-designed with Ania Wielunska), Migrena Grotesque (earlier named Enigma Grotesque but probably in view of a clash with the name Enigma used by Jeremy Tankard changed to the appropriately named Migrena Grotesque), Alergia Grotesk (a take on the classical geometric grotesque style, in 60 weights, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Alergia Remix (a hipster / hacker / Futura take on Alergia Grotesque).
Typefaces from 2017: Nocturne Serif, Massimo (copperplate semi-serif influenced by New York; originally called Madison, they were frced to change the name to Massimo), Magiel Pro (a geometric display family influenced by Polish banners from the Russian occupatuon era, 1945-1989; it has a charming Black and a hairline, and covers Cyrillic too).
A particularly intriguing project in 2017 was Bona, which set out to revive and extend Andrzej Heidrich's old typeface Bona. Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the revival project. The resulting typeface families were published by and are available from Capitalics. The centerpiece is the warm and wonderful text typeface Bona Nova. It is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski. Google Fonts link for Bona Nova. Github link for Bona Nova.
In 2018, Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Przemek Hoffer co-designed the six-style antiqua typeface family Brygada 1918, which is based on a font designed by Adam Poltawski in 1918. Free download from the Polish president's site. The digitization was made possible after Janusz Tryzno acquired the fonts from Poltawski's estate. The official presentation of the font took place in the Polish Presidential Palace, in presence of the (right wing, ultra-conservative, nationalist, law and order) President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Calling it a national typeface, the president assured the designers that he would use Brygada 1918 in his office. It will be used for diplomas and various other official forms. In 2021, with Anna Wielunska added to the list of authors, it was added as a variable font covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic to Google Fonts. Github link.
Typefaces from 2019: Gaultier (a sans family that is based on the styles of Claude Garamond, Robert Granjon and Eric Gill---a serifless Garamond and Gill Sans hybrid; includes a fine hairline weight), Aioli (a commissioned type system), Promo (a rounded sans family), Sigmund (the main style is inspired by the Polish road signage typeface designed in 1975 by Marek Sigmund: With the increase of weight, Sigmund turns into a geometric display in the spirit of vernacular typography from the signs of Polish streets; followed in 2022 by Sigmund Pro (15 styles)), Podium Sharp (based on Dudu, this 234-style family is a hybrid between different old Polish modular and geometric woodtypes such as Rex, Blok and Bacarat; note that 234=2x9x13, so fonts are numbered in Univers style from 1,1 (ultra-compressed hairline) to 9,13 (ultra expanded heavy)), Harpagan (an experiment in reverse and unusual stresses).
Typefaces from 2020: Tyskie (a custom sans for Tyskie Magazine), Habibi Display (an ultra-fat display typeface inspired by bold Arabic headline typefaces), Podium Soft, Afronaut (an experimental Africa-themed font). In 2020, the team at Capitalics in Warsaw, namely Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Ania Wielunska, revived Adam Poltawski's Antykwa Poltawskiego (1928-1931) as Poltawski Nowy.
Typefaces from 2021: Alfabet (a 20-style Swiss-inspired sans with narrow connectors, with support for Latin (+Vietnamese), Greek and Cyrillic scripts, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Serbian forms), Change Serif (a 10-style Robert Granjon-genre garalde designed as a part of Mateusz Machalski's PhD project, carried out in 2015-2021; the main goal was to create a typeface allowing for the typesetting of complex humanistic texts, containing many historical letterforms; each font contains 4000 glyphs and covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), Engram (a soft geometric sans family in 22 styles; close to his own earlier font, Enigma, 2016).
Typefaces from 2022: Yalla (inspired by Arabic headline type).
Bosil Unique Fonts
American designer Michael Bosen or Michael Bolen (Bosil Unique Fonts) made these fonts in 2003: Mikie's Christmas List (hand-printed), Bosil Unique Regular (comic book face), Bosil Marker, BU DeBoned, BU Boned, Uniquely Sprayed (grunge), Slightly Dinged, Bu Handy Dings (hands, including fists), and "the finger"), Bu Marker SC.
In 2012, he added BU Gothic Hybrid (a hybrid of grunge calligraphy and blackletter).
Typefaces from 2013: BU Dingbats Sans Purpose (scanbats), BU Wicked, BU Richard The Second (textura), Bu 1757 Bordelish (frilly ball terminal caps), Bu Darn Cupids Again (Valentine Day's font), BU Penfield Deco (loosely based on a font by Edward Penfield at the turn of the 20th century), BU Bernhard Pen (loosely based on a style by Bernhard Pankok from the turn of the 20th century), BU Scarecrow (gothic font based on the hand of Walter Crane), BU Glenda, BU Oscar Diggs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW marketed these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.
Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).
MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), Corpa Gothic Pro (a 2019 revival of Corpa Gothic), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a transitional typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster typeface by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip typeface by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).
Typefaces from 2018: BF Rotwang Pro (a redesign by Schneider of his 1997 typeface, BF Rotwang; named after C.L. Rotwang, the inventor of the Mensch-Maschine from the film Metropolis (1925/1926), BF Rotwang relates to the high-contrast transitional and didone styles), BF Konkret Grotesk Pro (a 16-style grotesk family by Guido Schneider with over 1500 glyphs per font).
Typefaces from 2021: BF Garant (a 20-style geometric sans with open counters, tapered spurs and diagonal cut ascenders and descenders).
Brett T. Johnson
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Bruce Type Foundry
Founded in New York in 1813, and acquired by ATF in 1901, this foundry made fonts such as Bruce Old Style (now Bitstream), Madisonian (now available from Présence Typo), Ornamented No. 1007 (Mac McGrew: Old Bowery is an ATF revival, in 1933 and again in 1949, of Round Shade No.2, originated by Bruce, one of its predecessor companies, about 1854, as Ornamented No. 1007.), and Old Style 7 (Linotype, Adobe). Also called D.&G. Bruce, George Bruce, George Bruce&Co., George Bruce's Son, George Bruce's Son&Co., and V.B. Munson. They published a 592-page specimen book in 1901: Bruce Type Foundry: Our Handy Book of Types, Borders, Brass Rule and Cuts, Printing Machinery&General Supplies.. In 1869, George Bruce (b. 1791, Edinburgh, Scotland; d. 1866, New York) published An abridged specimen book Bruce's New York Type-Foundry (1869), now available as a free Google book. Page with specimen of Great Primer Ornamented No. 5, Meridian Black Open (blackletter), Canon Teutonic Ornamented, Small Pica No. 2, Double Pica Graphotype, all taken from An Abridged Specimen of Printing Types Made at Bruce's New-York Type-Foundry (1868) and stolen from Luc Devroye's web site. Fists by the Bruce Foundry.
Revivals: Bruce Ornamented No. 6 was digitized by Iza W from Intellecta Design in 2006 as GeodecBruceOrnamented. Gold Rush (2008, FontMesa) is a family of Western style typefaces based on a Bruce type family from 1865. FontMesa also made Belgian (2008) based on a Bruce Type Foundry design from the 1860s. Bruce 532 Blackletter (2011, Paulo W, Intellecta Design) is an excessively ornamental blackletter face. Michael Hagemann's slab serif family Gold (2011) is based on Bruce's Gold Rush (1865) after removing the shadows. RMU Bowery (2019, Ralph M. Unger revives Old Bowery). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Londrina, Brazil-based designer of the free blackletterish typeface Delirium (2017), the music evoking typeface KYXH (2017), and the experimental connect-the-dots typeface Nygotha (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Great archive with many blackletter fonts. Features fonts such as AngloSaxon 8th, Bastarda, CelticFrames (Omega Font Labs), Celtic Gaelige (Susan K. Zalusky), The Middle Ages (dingbats), Monsters of Stone (dingbats), Stonehenge, Theodoric, Windsor, Magic Medieval (Dave Howell's modification of Goudy Medieval), Kelly Ann Gothic (Mike Allard), Judas, Houters Normal. Has Celtic fonts and Heraldic fonts as well. Page by Bryde the Webmistress. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bumbayo Font Fabrik
Hungarian foundry with commercial and free fonts, est. 2005 by Attila Zigó. On Deviantart, they claim to be from Rwanda. They specialize in grunge type--some of the fonts are quite gorgeous indeed. Has a fontmaking service.
Magazine dealing with Fraktur (history, font-designers) and German language, est. 1927. Written in German and typed in blackletter. Currently edited by Harald Rösler. Gerda Delbanco of Delbanco Frakturschriften is the wife of Helmut Delbanco, who is the chairman of the Bund. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2016: Lazarus (a brush font), Bestters Supply (signage script), The Wild Hammers, Ramblin Script, Ramblin Sans, Angeline Vintage (brush typeface), Victorian Deco (more Victoriana), Steelworks (letterpress), Angeline (swashy brush script), La Petitenget, Azarus (brush style), Victorian Parlor (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2017: Dandeleon, American Whiskey, Vulturemotor (with Gusti Ngurah Widiantara), Sandglow (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Renaissance Garden (vintage), Victorian Fonts Collection (which consists of King Edward (Edwardian) and Queen Victoria (Victorian)), Billyforges (weathered letterpress style; with Ade Meida and I Gusti Widiantara).
Typefaces from 2019: Victorian Decade (18 fonts: +Gradient, +Outline, by Eric Kurniawan and Ade Meiada).
Typefaces from 2020: Alocasia (Sans, Script and Serif), Victorian Supremacy (an 11-style ornate Victorian / blackletter typeface family), Galactus (sci-fi), Prestissimo Classy (Serif and Script: the Script features copperplate calligraphy), Historium and Historia (a weathered vintage typeface), Sportage (a squarish sports font).
Typefaces from 2021: Mashbro, Barones (a vintage label font), Arterium (a vintage Victorian label font family), Veinline (a vintage script font), Bonitalia (script), Alota (funky and groovy 1970s font), Energize (techno), Metalsmith (a weathered all caps typeface), Bower (an early computer emulation font), Broto, Celestic (a decorative partly psychedelic serif), Dellucion (an art nouveau serif), Glitcher (a great art nouveau typeface), Greta, Lazarus, Racer Boy (a techno family), Silly Kids, The Sitcom (a retro script).
Sankt Gallen, Switzerland-based studio with seven participants: Anna Furrer, Andrea Nolli, Moni Rimensberger, Joa Schmied, Sascha Tittmann, Jürg Waidelich, Amanda Züst. Designers of these free typefaces: Lietz Block (2008, heavy poster sans), Hedge Flow (2008, floriated), Nordstern (2004, a simple organic sans family in Hell, Normal and Dunkel, designed by Rolf Benjamin Fleischmann), Marsmonster (2005, rounded techno style by Affenprinz Belmondo).
Sukabumi, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1998) of the angry signage script typeface Zarra (2020). In 2021, he designed Wakaba (an ink bleed script). In 2022, he released Gin (blackletter calligraffiti) and Agasthiya Rococo (a spurred rococo script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Stuttgart-based foundry established in 1827, and taken over by D. Stempel in 1970, which in turn became Linotype in the eighties. Their library included Druckhaus Antiqua (1919), Schadow Antiqua (1938), Mars Grotesk, Weber Fraktur (1860) and typefaces by these designers:
C. H. St. John Hornby
Honolulu, HI-based lettering artist and typographer. C. Lee created Vintage Alphabet in 2013. In 2014, he designed Cassandre Alphabet (2014, art deco, named after Cassandre) and Ornate Alphabet (decorative blackletter caps, which was inspired by Williams and Packard's Church Text). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Black Label (2010), a typeface created as a free version of TEFF's Burgundica. He also made Signmaker CaballoMRK (2010) as a reaction to LHFSignMaker, and Brushworks CaballoMRK as a free alternative to LHF Bushworks. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Piracicaba, Goiania, Brazil, Caio Kondo designed the sans typeface Goiania (2014), the blackletter typeface York (2016) and the free didone typeface Chamuyo (2018).
In 2019, Caio Kondo designed the custom typeface Wixx Mono.
In 2020, he co-founded Inari Type with Satsuki Arakaki in Campinas, Brazil. With Satsuki Arakaki, he designed Nikkei Maru (2020) and Mori Gothic (2020), a seven-style geometric sans. Nikkei Maru is a tribute to Japanese immigration done typographically. The project started from a collection of photographs of the ships that brought Japanese immigrants to the American continent, and from our interest in researching the history of immigration, fueled by our own ancestry. In addition to the intercontinental transit, the research also addresses the arrival and establishment of Nikkei---Japanese living abroad and their descendants---on the new continent. The immigration process inspired other aspects of typography, such as newspapers from the Nikkei communities that were a reference for the lower case, and different experiences lived by immigrants which are represented in the dingbats.
In 2021, he published the 3-weight decorative serif family PP Eiko at Pangram Pangram. Characterized by sharp triangular serifs, PP Eiko is inspired by the work of Eiko Ishioka, a multitalented Japanese artist. It seeks to convey the spirit of his work in these typographic explorations. It is an original serif font with high contrast, including the syllable alphabet kana (hiragana and katakana), it can be seemlessly paired with Mincho style kanji fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco typeface loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (a high ascender display typeface after the Morris Fuller Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie typeface based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).
Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting typeface based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), Evolver (2006, a 9-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).
In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.
VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 typeface for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
In 2020, they released the variable informal sans typeface Bananas: Bananas was sourced from multiple American film era faces, all from 1950s and 1960s, when the casual sans genre was at its popular peak. Headliners' Catalina and its very similar cousin, Letter Graphics' Carmel, served as initial study points.
Caoca Studio (or: Heroglyphs)
Bandung, Indonesia-based type designer specializing in scrapbook fonts.
Typefaces from 2021: Jingle Cookies, Halloween Time, Alpaca Rain, Dingo Nursery, Cheese Sandwich, Charming Winter, Dashing Christmas, Magic Blooms, Dear Love.
Typefaces from 2020: Prune Blossom, Author Junior, Party Festival, Thankful Cookies Font, Christmas Valley, Warm Noodles, Your Summer, Happy House, Back To School, Pink Unicorn Font, Pink Beach, Rolling Film, Chill Time, Holiday Season, The Merry Holiday, Winter Holidays, Chocolate Cheese, Holly Jolly, Some Time.
Typefaces from 2019: The Rudolf Sleigh, Christmas Glee, Pumpkin Halloween, Automono (a rounded monolinear monospaced sans family), Summer Break, Milky Unicorn, Merry Bright, Brain Wash.
Typefaces from 2018: Altocumulus, Great Heart, Jolly Christmas, Winter Story, Romantica Script, Orange Juice, Black Shadows, Baby Seal, Adabame, Ericlaire, Uniquely, Sunday Hawaii, Summer Seas, Pool Party (monoline), The Lettering Font, The Great Circus, Brain Wash, Parents Greet, Monday Lovers (athletic lettering), Moms Note (handcrafted), Meidy, Maldisa, Historia, Laborations (sans stencil), Magic Trick, Kajika, Little Edelweiss, Hello Alpha, Hairmusk (brush), Gallerina, Father and Son (sans), Summer Peach, The Patriot (all caps sans), Vaganza (spurred), The Harison, Twigs (brush script), Valery (vintage), Torberta (spurred), Sants (squarish sans), Out Hill, Super Slayers, Sun Street, Summery, Summer Nude, Retros, Keripik (fat marker font), LaVonn (sans), Happy Valentine's Day (dingbats), Valentine's Edition Dingbats, Irish Green, The Stoothgart, Tying The Knot, San Barley (horizontally hatched), Easton (monoline sans), Pop Fist (condensed sans), Oracles (all caps sans), Pandoura, Popera, Loverstruck.
Typefaces from 2017: Right Brush, Spooky Tricks (halloween font), Treasure Script, Summer Joy, Brave Hearted (outline font), Father And Son, Super Slayers, Earth and Sky, Almondia, Hello People (comic book script), Northern, Looking, Parents Greet, Baker Sweet, Avocados.
Typefaces from 2016: Ineffable (regular and grunge), Saqanone, Salmonberry, Huckleberries, Mongli (a sharp-edged sans), Retros (inline), Andrade (brush style), Amecas (squarish), Queenata (signage script), Ranania (script), Paradise (calligraphic), Valery, The Mastiff, Little Edelweiss (curly informal typeface), Loverstruck, Calamandria, Pulsate (stencil), Peanut, Sedalia (brush script), Delaboean, Rhapsody (blackletter), Chiqarine (connected script), Berretti (a Broadway style art deco typeface), Cupello Sons (a geometric serif), Quella (brush script), Hello Alpha, Historia, Desmosedici. In 2014, during her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Olivia Theresa created the frilly ornamental caps typeface Sambasa (2014), which was designed on a Georgia skeleton.
German designer (b. Stettin, 1864, d. Stuttgart, 1941). He studied lithography from 1878-1882, and worked as a lithographer in Stuttgart from 1891-1895. After that, until 1939, he was a free-lance graphic designer in Stuttgart. He made these typefaces:
C.G. Naumann is Carl Gustav Naumann, who ran a family printing business in Leipzig. In 1901, he published Schriftproben der Firma C.G. Naumann. Sample pages of that book are shown in the link. Poster by Naumann. [Google] [More] ⦿
German type designer, b. 1842, Berlin, d. 1931, Berlin. In 1870, he started working at Genzsch and Heyse in Hamburg as punchcutter and engraver. His Neue Schwabacher of 1876 became a very popular typeface.
Anklam created Mönchs-Gotisch (or: Mediaeval-Gotisch) in 1877 (Schnelle says 1881) at Genzsch & Heyse. In 1876, he made Neue Schwabacher (normal and halbfett) at Genzsch & Heyse (and Klinkhardt). That same type can also be found at many other typefoundries, including J. John&Söhne, Shelter&Giesecke, Ludwig & Mayer, Gebr. Klingspor, AG Schriftguss, Barnhart Brothers Spindler, H. Berthold AG, etcetera.
Author/editor of Kunstwerke der Schrift Bund für deutsche Sprache und Schrift (Großenkneten 1994).
Designer, b. 1989, Mexico. He created the blackletter / gothic / tattoo font Mirage Gothic in 2012.
Graphic designer in Rio de Janeiro associated with Plau Design. At Miami Ad School, as a student, he created Minimal Fraktur (2015). In 2018, he designed the corporate art deco typeface Chez Lalu 70. In 2019, he co-designed Muda, a corporate typeface for the fashion brand Oficina Muda with Ana Laura Ferraz, Gabriel Menezes and Rodrigo Saiani. In 2020, still at Plau, he designed the custom all caps sports company typeface Brio. With Rodrigo Saiani, Carlos Mignot designed the video game font family (+stencil, +Cyrillic) either called Killing Sans or Nine to Five (2020). Still in 2020, Mignot designed the flared Koch Antiqua-style custom typeface Xilo.
In 2021, Ana Laura Ferraz, Valter Costa, Carlos Mignot and Rodrigo Saiani designed the handcrafted black poster and branding typeface Vinila for the identity of grammar teacher Eduardo Valladares' personal brand EDU VLLD (Edu stands for Eduardo and Education while VLLD represents Valladares and Vulnerability). Carlos Mignot and Felipe Casaprima designed the corporate family iN Serif and iN Sans (+Mono) for iN Consultoria de Marcas in 2021. Still in 2021, Carlos Mignot and Rodrigo Saiani designed a few hip typefaces for the Brazilian TV channel Canal Brasil.
Carmel Type (or: Just Lucky)
Drew Melton (Carmel Type and Just Lucky, Los Angeles, CA) is a graphic and type designer, letterer and occasional illustrator. He has worked for a wide range of clients including McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi and Penguin Books. Many of his typefaces are exquisite.
He created the vintage shaded typeface Lastra (2014, improved in Lastra Display in 2015), Westward Numerals (2014), Steel Cut (2014, numerals), Chisel (2014, numerals), Show Stopper (2014, a signage typeface), Ballpoint Script (2014; released in 2019 at Typeverything), Awning Display (2014), Brite Script (2014, Ten Dollar Fonts), Handsome Script (2014, a calligraphic copperplate script), the signage typeface Sideshow (2014) and the Tuscan typeface Magnifique (2013, +Inline, +Shadow).
Typefaces from 2015: Numerals (Book Club, Butcher Block, Chisel, Chisel Shadow, Chisel Fill, Elegante, Elegante Fancy, Yuma), Dolcetto (a stunning swashy calligraphic copperplate script for stately occasions), Lumber Co (an Italian Western wood style font family at The Designers Foundry; together with Jason Carne), Rubber Boots (a text typeface with considerable contrast), Stockpile (numerals), Luxus Gothic (blackletter), Yuma Numerals. In 2015, Jason Carne and Drew Melton co-designed the large condensed titling typeface family Skyward and wrote: Robust, towering, and geometrically refined, Skyward is a surefire classic cocktail of equal parts utility and elegance. Stuffed Crust, bold and loud, will be a hit too. Drew writes: Big and greasy never looked so good.
Typefaces from 2016: Boulangerie (a Tuscan typeface by Drew Melton), Motor City (by Drew Melton and Jason Carne; an industrial strength slab serif; the name Motor City was already taken by Casey Cole in 2012, so we'll wait and see if there will be a name change in the works).
Casady&Greene, Inc. started out as two separate little companies, CasadyWare and Greene, Inc. CasadyWare, which was founded by Robin Casady in August 1984, began producing Fluent Fonts, which were bitmapped typefaces for the Macintosh. The 1984 set of fonts have copyright lines that mention Richard A. Ware. As soon as PostScript fonts appeared, CasadyWare got hold of the first version of Fontographer and produced the first downloadable PostScript fonts, even beating Adobe, the originators of PostScript, to the punch. These were marketed as Fluent Laser Fonts (FLF) out of Carmel, CA.
The FLF series includes Abilene (Western), Alexandria (1986, slab serif family), Black Knight (1991, blackletter), Bodoni FLF (1986), BodoniUltra (1986, a fat didone), Bonnard (art nouveau), ButtonHighlight, ButtonPlain, Calligraphy (1986), Campanile (a great didone face), Checkbox, Chicago FLF (free at OFL), Collegiate (1988, sports lettering), Coventry Script (calligraphic), Cutouts FLF (1992, cargo stencil), Desperado, Dorovar Carolus (1988, Carolingian; see also D790 at Softmaker and Carolingia (1991, William Boyd)), DryGulch, Epoque (art nouveau), FattiPatti, Fletcher Gothic (1992, art nouveau), Galileo (1987, didone), Gazelle (1988, calligraphic script), Gatsby (1986, pure art deco), Giotto, Gregorian (1986, English Gothic style blackletter), Harlequin FLF (1990), Highland Gothic (1992), Jott, Kasse (1992), Kells (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), KeyCaps, La Peruta, Meath (modern round Gaelic font, 1988), Michelle (1992, art deco, marquee face), Micro, MicroExtend FLF (1986, like Microgramma), Monterey (1986, Peignotian), Moulin Rouge (1992, an art nouveau typeface by Richard A. Ware), Nouveau (1990, art nouveau), Paladin (1988, blackletter), Pendragon (1991), Phoenix Script FLF (1990), Prelude (1986, connected script), Regency Script (1986, calligraphic copperplate script), Right Bank (1986, art deco), Ritz (1986, art deco in the style of Broadway), Rocko (1992, rounded like VAG Round), SansSerif FLF (1986, a large geometric sans family), Sedona Script (1990, connected, calligraphic, semi-psychedelic), Slender Gold (1992, script), Vertigo (1992, condensed monoline sans), VertigoPlus, Zephyr Script (1986, brush script).
Many fonts were digitized by Richard Ware, and some were designed by Mike Wright. The contact was Terry Kunysz in Salinas, CA.
On July 3, 2003, Casady&Greene closed it doors permanently. However, one of its designers, Mike Wright, writes: I believe that all the fonts that were developed by the company are now in the public domain. Robin Casady and I are thinking of putting up a site with free downloads of all of the old C&G public domain fonts--mainly as a way of attracting Mac users to see iData 2.
Robin Casady in 2003: I founded Casady Company in 1984 to publish fonts for the new Macintosh. The name changed with incorporation to CasadyWare, Inc. Around this time I met Mike Greene who was looking for a software project to do after SpellsWell. I talked him into doing a program that became QuickDEX. Later CasadyWare, Inc. merged with Greene, Inc. and became Casady & Greene, Inc. Over the years, my role in management reduced as my interests in other areas developed. In the last ten years I have had no official management duties at C&G. About a year ago I removed myself from the Board of Directors.
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
The list of his truetype and opentype typefaces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), CAT Eckmann, Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Sued (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel), CAT Neuzeit and CAT Neuzeit Schatten (2012-2014), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
Catharsis is located in Leiden, The Netherlands. Before that, Christian Thalmann's page Cinga.ch was run out of Switzerland, when he was a student at ETH Zürich. Thalmann is an astrophysicist by training.
Catharsis had free typefaces such as the great Arabic simulation typeface Catharsis Bedouin (2004), CatharsisCircular, CatharsisRequiem (a unicase pair), CatharsisRequiemBold, CatharsisCargo, Cirnaja Bookhand and Cirnaja Calligraphy (made for his artificial language, Obrenje), Catharsis Macchiato (2005), CatharsisEspresso (2005).
At Catharsis, the commercial foundry, he published Octant in 2013: Octant is an original steampunk display typeface drawing inspiration from Victorian-age steel and brass engineering, as well as from blackletter typography. Gryffensee (2013, in styles called Eins, Zwei and Drei) is designed to be the Futura of blackletter, combining the time-honored gravity and relentlessness of the Gothic script with the clean, contemporary freshness of the geometric sans. It also covers Cyrillic.
Backstein (2013), baked brick, took its inspiration from the broken antiqua lettering in Berlin's old subway stations.
Volantene Script (2013) is a (free) uncial display typeface inspired by the penmanship of Lady Talisa Maegyr-Stark as seen on HBO's Game of Thrones. Numina (2013, Glamour and Glory substyles) is an extensive condensed fashion-oriented typeface family related to Skyline and Corvinus.
Maestrale (2013) adds calligraphic and flamboyant extenders to a decorative text typeface for a dramatic effect. Choose between Maestrale Manual (swashy) and Manuale Text.
Blumenkind (2013) is inspired by an instance of metal-strip lettering found on the Bürgermeister Kornmesser Siedlung residential building complex in Berlin from the 1960s.
Brilliance (2013) is a glamorous contemporary display blackletter combining the rich tapestry of Textura with a hint of the airy lightness of Spencerian script. Let's say that it is a light-hearted Textura.
In 2015, he made the free 45-style classic serif typeface family Cormorant, which includes several unicase fonts. This typeface started out in 2014 as Paramond, a light, contrasted, space-taking Garalde with impossibly tiny counters and long extenders. Links to the Google Font directory: Cormorant, Cormorant Garamond, Cormorant Infant, Cormorant SC, Cormorant Unicase, Cormorant+UprightCormorant Upright. See also CTAN.
In 2016, he created the humanist geometric sans typeface family Quinoa for Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and Hebrew.
Typefaces from 2017: Tesserae (kitchen tile style), Traction. Traction was originally conceived and designed by Christian Thalmann. Chiara Mattersdorfer and Miriam Suranyi expanded, completed and produced the font family. This typeface sports signature serifs, soft edges and a fluid, organic design.
In 2018, Christian started work on a blackletter-themed stencil typeface, first called Komik Ohne (the German for Comic Sans) and later named Kuschelfraktur (2019).
Overbold (2019) is described by him as follows: Overbold is an unapologetic display typeface inspired by an illustration in Eric Gill's Essay on Typography (p.51), in which he demonstrates how not to make letters. In particular, he shows that increasing the weight of the downstroke in a serif A without structural adjustments yields an absurd, overbold result. I found the letter so charming that I decided to blatantly disregard Gill's wisdom and draw an entire overbold typeface. Here is the result. I'm not sorry.
Peruvian graphic and web designer. At FontStruct, he created a number of pixel fonts in 2009, such as gridnPix75 (+Light, +nLite), OCR-APix6, cayoPix45, ScrptPix5, sCapsPix4, SerifPix6, moSpPix57, ClassPix5, MicriPix4, CorpoPix5, and BminiPix5. Other fonts there include Proton Type (2009), the geometric pxlNotSqr (2009) and the sturdy headline typefaces Woznian (2009, inspired by bitmap fonts like Chicago and Charcoal) and Gizmatik (2009), his best font. In 2009, he added NuevoSolStile (in the Eurostile/Microgramma mold), MacroBold (ultra-fat), Steam Punker, Funkadeliai, Monocodigo, FS Mini, FS Remix (horizontally striped), BlackSQRda (blackletter), Fontscript, Scanografia (vertical striping of letters), Stencikal, Bloxed (white on black), BlackSQRda, NSS Unicase (unicase), NuevoSolStile (unicase). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Charlotte, NC, who during her internship with Arzberger Stationers, created some caps typefaces in 2011; Flora (floriated), Suzy (oriental simulation), Caroline (calligraphic), Sassie (Victorian), and a blackletter face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cem is a Turkish graphic and type designer and educator. He holds a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels at RISD. For some time, he was affiliated with Occupant Fonts in Providence, RI. Creator of the blackletter font Dürer Blades (ca. 2021). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
American designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Lucid (monospaced 5x7 LCD font for Latin, Cyrillic, Greek and katakana: white on black), Absinthe (pixel face), Faith (condensed, unicase), Neuerburg (blackletter influences: from the logo for "Haus Neuerburg Zigaretten" designed by Prof. O.H.W. Hadank, 1925), Conform (pixel face), Minim (Textura blackletter). [Google] [More] ⦿
Leipzig-based foundry. It produced typefaces such as Neuwerk-Type (1908, Georg Schiller's blackletter), Breitkopf-Fraktur (original by JGI Breitkopf, ca. 1760, redone in 1912), Alte Schwabacher, Diadem (1912, a blackletter by Georg Schiller), Neudeutsch, and Elementar-Deutsch (1911, a blackletter by Georg Schiller).
C.F. Rühl is perhaps best known in the Hebrew community for its Frank Rühl typeface for Hebrew. The original Frank Rühl was designed in 1908 by Rafael Frank in collaboration with Auto Rühl of the C. F. Rühl foundry. A final version was released in 1910. Many Israeli books, newspapers and magazines use Frank Rühl as their main body text typeface in the 20th century. Many digital versions of this font exist. In 2016, Yanek Iontef designed the free Google Font Frank Ruhl Libre for Latin in Hebrew. Iontef's extension and modernization has five styles. [Google] [More] ⦿
San Diego, CA-based designer of the decorative blackletter typeface Old Style Loser (2017), the connected monoline script Alpine Hand (2017), the horror brush script The Letter Evil (2017), the spurred sans titling typeface Cape Horn (2017) and American Gothic (2017). His life's motto: I like to draw letters, take photographs, and drink whiskey...but not always in that order. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
At the Heinrich Heine University of Düsseldorf: SILDoulosIPA-Regular, SILManuscriptIPA-Regular, SILSophiaIPA-Regular, TimesNewRoman-OldEnglish-KT, TimesNewRoman-OldEnglish-KT-BoldItalic, TimesNewRoman-OldEnglish-KT-Bold, TimesNewRoman-OldEnglish-KT-Italic, TimesNewRoman-OldEnglish-KT. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chicago-based punch-cutter, 1841 (Berlin, b. Carl Emil Heyer)-1897 (Chicago). His typefaces have late Victorian and early art nouveau elements:
Dutch author (1855-1919) who wrote the following books or book chapters:
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Chococreator (or: Missingfont)
Sragen, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces: the sports font typeface Trabash (2019), the blackletter font Makunu (2020), the minimalistic sans serif Sidiqie (2020), the signature fonts Insani (2020: monolinear) and Charles Bridge (2020), and the decorative serif typeface Luvenia (2020).
Typefaces from 2021: Bendungan Signature.
Chris Costello (b. 1959, Poughkeepsie, NY) graduated from Northeastern University in Boston. Since 1989, he works as a graphic, web and font designer and illustrator from his base in watertown, MA. From 2002 onwards, he has worked as a creative director and senior graphic designer for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Woburn, MA. Since 2010, hae also creates artistic designs and renderings for United States coinage and medal programs for the U.S. Department of the Treasury. He runs Costello Art, and is involved in graphic design and handlettering. His typefaces:
Christ Trek Fonts
Tim Larson (Christ Trek Fonts) is the Minnesota-based creator of the Open Font License fonts Marapfhont (2009, inspired by the logo font of the classic 1990s game Marathon) and Squarish Sans CT (2011, in Bank Gothic style). Both fonts are free and have tons of glyphs that cover many unicode pages, including mathematical symbols, Greek, Coptic and Hebrew. It is quite possible---but I am not sure of that--that this Bank Gothic family member is the only one that has such a coverage.
Tim is working on Brampton.
He writes about Squarish Sans: Squarish Sans is not a direct clone of any Bank Gothic. I have made conscious choices to deviate from existing designs. Yet it is strongly inspired by them, of course, particularly Michael Doret's DeLuxe Gothic, in that Squarish Sans has a true lower case as well as small caps. It should fit the bill should you have need of a Bank Gothic face.
Motivation for Marapfhont came from the Marathon Trilogy game: Remember the Marathon Trilogy by Bungie Games back in the mid-1990s? If you do, you remember it's iconic logo font, Modula Tall. There are no free alternatives to Modula Tall, and the few similar fonts miss important aspects of its character. I wanted to create a typeface inspired by the appearance of Modula Tall in Marathon. The lowercase of Modula Tall didn't fit the Marathon "feel" at all, for me, so I have redesigned the miniscules, to carry the signature look throughout. Thus, Marapfhont is not a clone of Modula Tall, but may nonetheless be used to generate the "MARATHON" title.
In 2013, he finished the pixelish typeface Looks Like Spht. In 2014, Tim Larson published the free Hebrew simulation font Hananiah (2014, OFL), which is based on Ezra SIL. It also includes regular Hebrew. In 2015, he published the German expressionist typeface Abibas [Abibas is a fork/extension of Gamaliel, a blackletter by Rafael Ferran i Peralta].
Christian "Cinga" Thalmann
German type designer (b. Achim, 1880, d. Darmstadt, 1954), brother of the more famous "Kleukens", Friedrich Wilhelm (1878-1956). In 1907, the two brothers started running the Ernst-Ludwig-Presse, the private printing shop of the duke Ernst Ludwig von Hessen. Burte-Fraktur by C.H. Kleukens was cut in 1928 for Mainzer Presse by Gustav Eichenauer, Rudolf Koch's favourite punchcutter. It was revived in 2003 by Manfred Klein and Petra Heidorn. He also added a handwritten freestyle version, Burtine 2003, and another interpretation, Burtinomatic (2004). Petra Heidorn revived it as Burte Fraktur in 2003.
During his studies at Skolen For Visuel Kommunikation (School of Visual Communication) in Haderslev, Denmark, Christian Horsbøl Christiansen designed the free typeface Fibonacci Fraktur (2018) and the hand-painted all caps typeface Sticks n Stripes (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2008 he designed Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, Peace), Articulate, Font from NATO (military slab serif), Glockenwerk (pixel clock font), Glockenwerk Uhrzeit, Flags-and-NATO (dingbats), Font from NATO alpha, Tall, Flying-Circus (Western showtime typeface to imitate the Monty Python titling font), LCD-display, Simple (stencil font with 700 glyphs), TMNT, Tetris, sharp-pixels, Raster, Quad (nice stencil face), Inverted, Propaganda (Cyrillic font simulation), Empty Monospace, Pride, Stadium, Rounded, Dear God (script pixel face), Celtic Style.
In 2009, he added 7x12 Pixel Mono, @bcde, Abstract Letter Patterns, Music, Texture, Diagonal, Gothic, Illusio, Unispace (typewriter type), Narrow Serif, Delta, Alien Double (great!), Donut, Flags-and-NATO, Simple-Fraktur-Initial, Simple-Fraktur, Texture, Friendly Serif, (+Soft), Invisible, Sharp, Heavy Diacritics, Concentrium, Continuous Digital Display, Elves, Pixies, Space Movie (+Ligatures), Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, +Peace), Articulate, BBT Biline Twist, Biline Twist, Empty Monospace, Unfix, Infix, Pride, Tyre Stencil (like tire threads---nifty...), and Overlap.
FontStructions from 2010: Even (gridded), Brilliance, Slalom Vision, Quirky Serif, 7x12PixelMono, Ball Terminator, Gearbox, Prefix, Upside Down, Way Too Small (a minimalist pixel face), Butterfly, Ribbon Gymnastics, 2D Barcode, Horizon Stencil, Biline Twist, Blocktur, Symmetricus (alien writing?).
FontStructions in 2011: 12 dice, Monotwist (tall, monospaced), Squarific (fat octagonal), Swirl (curly), Sweet (Victorian), Easter Eggs, 50 Fifty (experimental, geometric), Squarific (+Stencilious), Spiralix (spiral-themed for Latin and Cyrillic), Bloccus, Feet (monospaced).
Creations from 2012: Düpbøl (German expressionist face), Slice, Blocktur, Alien Double, 7:12 serif (pixel face), Blick, Dry Heat (Isolates and Initials, Medials, Finals: an Arabic simulation family), FF9 Coin Slots, FF8 Untalic, FF7 w1de, FF6 Lean Mean, FF5 Bamana, FF4 Circulation, FF3 3times7, FF3 Runization, FF1 Glitchy, Squared, Puzzlish, Steep, Digitalis (octagonal), 50 Fifty (artsy and geometric), Monotwist, Infix. FF stands for Forgotten Fonts.
Typefaces made in 2013: Ribbons And Banners, Digital Rome (pixel face), Censorship, Interlock, Bouma, Glaedelig Script, Hand XL Smooth, Vascomat, Spitzschtruct (emulation of Suetterlin), Neonic, Fish Scales, 7:12 Serif, Analogly, Squarific Fraktastic, Metro Sans (pixelish).
Typefaces from 2014: Word Games, Shadows, Yuuroppuna pixel, Spines, Numbers, Tal Dansk, Zahlen Deutsch, Insular Typewriter, Nudge Nudge (dot matrix), 7:12 Serif (monospaced pixel font), Jovian, Squarafic Fraktastic, Computer Says No, Runic, Fluorescent (neon tube typeface).
Typefaces from 2015: Hexagonia, Kapow (a comic book font), Fauxreign (a Thai emulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Ziplock (art deco), Vexillum (maritime signal flags).
Creator of the blackletter connected script type Grossmütterchen, made in 1917 for Schelter und Giesecke, Leipzig. It can be seen on the title page of volume 148 of Die Deutsche schrift. [Google] [More] ⦿
German type designer (b. 1956). At Delbanco-Frakturschriften, he created DS-Eisenacher Fraktur (1994), DS Wartburg Fraktur (1998, based on Barock Fraktur), DS-KlingsporBorgis, DS-Kochfraktur, DS-Jessen-Schrift (1998), DS-Schmuck (1998) and DS-Tannenberg. Lives in Siegen, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Co-designer with Richard Kegler of several fonts at P22 type foundry, which she joined in 2000. She graduated from the State University of New York at Buffalo with a BA in Communication Design. She worked at the Pushpin Group in NYC and at Dog Eat Dog Advertising, Inc. in Buffalo, NY. Her typefaces:
Born in Dexheim, Germany in 1606 or 1608 (some sources say 1601), he died in Amsterdam in 1669. Dutch printer, typefounder, type cutter, and type designer who worked for Elsevier. He had a type foundry in Amsterdam. In texts like Johan Enschedé's Proef vann Letteren (1768), his name is spelled Chistoffel van Dyk. Elsewhere we find the more modern Dutch spellings Dijk and Dijck for his last name. Rudi Geeraerts explains a bit about present day types based on Van Dijck's work. I cite him, interspersed with my own comments and additions:
Author of Rekonstruiert (2013, Dortmund, Germany), which served as a Diploma Arbeit at the Fachhochschule Dortmund. This book has contributions by Friedrich Forssmann, Albert Rahmer and Bernhard Schnelle. It describes the process of reconstruction of some blackletter fonts, and discussions blackletter typography in general. The four revived blackletter typefaces showcased in the book are
Creator of various display typefaces including the kitchen tile typeface Voltrona (2011, a kitchen tile typeface), Hate (2012), the kitchen tile typeface Metgeo (2012), the monoline sans typeface Duplica (2012), the piano key typeface Lucreow (2012: Lucreow is a permutation of Crouwel), Caladan (2012, fat blackletter), Hague (2012, angular), the Bauhaus-style typeface Joi (2012), the blackletter typeface Caladan (2012), Rid-G (2012, experimental), Sugar (2012), Cumo (2012, a happy children's book typeface), Domm (2012, stencil face), Zukunft, Iron (2012, an old film typeface), Freight (2012, stencil face), Noir, Shamrock (2012, octagonal athletic shirt typeface), Unison (2012, sans), Basic (2012), Sexy (2012, hairline), Gitter (2012, rounded), Modo (2012, monoline techno face), and SF Mono (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Oslo-based Norwegian who was born in Cheltenham, UK, in 1966. Haanes teaches calligraphy, lettering and typography, and is a freelance calligrapher, book designer and typographer. He designed many alphabets, which are mostly calligraphic, but he has also drawn some old Roman lettering and blackletter alphabets. His blog (in Norwegian) has interesting typographic threads, such as this educational comparison between Antiqua typefaces like Brioso, Adobe Jenson, Bembo, Adobe Garamond, ITC New Baskerville and Linotype Didot. This thread looks at sans typefaces. He designed a calligraphic alphabet specifically for Cappelen Damm in 2008, which was digitized by Sumner Stone as Litterat. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Cincinnati, OH, b. 1982, who has mainly designed tattoo and black metal typefaces. Portfolio. In 2010, he made Horst Roman Gothic. In 2011, he added Horst Blackletter (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Christopher Saur (1695-1758) began a successful German-American printing business in the American Colonies in 1738, from Pennsylvania to Georgia. He printed the first bible in America (in German, in Germantown (!), 1743), using a Fraktur font from Frankfurt's Luther Foundry. He is credited with the first type specimen printed in America, ca. 1740, Philadelphia. Check also his almanac from 1754. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Chyrllene K. Daughter of Iza W, who designed many typefaces at Intellecta Design starting in 2010. She studied applied mathematics and graphic design, and works as COO of Intellecta Design. In 2013, she wrote a thesis entitled Revival Tipografico at Faculdades Integradas Barros Melo, Brazil. Based in Recife, Brazil, she is credited with these typefaces:
Ciaran is a Brooklyn-based designer who set up Rip Type in 2019 with Nick Losacco.
Graphic designer with a BFA in Desigm from UT Austin, 2006. Creator of the blackletter typeface Butterfly Sushi (2007), a hybrid of Wilhelm Klingspor Gotisch and Caslon 540. No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Clarence Pearson Hornung
Prolific author, b. 1899. His books include the typographically magnificent Handbook of Early Advertising Art, Mainly from American Sources (Dover, 2 volumes). The typeface Lexington is attributed to him, as Mac McGrew writes: Lexington is a font of shaded and decorated letters and figures, drawn for ATF by Wadsworth A. Parker in 1926, from a design by Clarence P. Hornung. It is an ornamental form of roman letter, with curly serifs, and tendrils at the ends of light strokes. It was recast in 1954, and copied in one size by Los Angeles Type.
The book Early Advertising Alphabets, Initials and Typographic Ornaments (1956), edited by Clarence P. Hornung, led Dick Pape to creates these digital fonts in 2008: AltDeutsch, Amorette1889, ArabesqueDesign, BreiteEgyptienne (2008), BreiteverzierteClarendon, ChiswickPressGothicInitials, EarlyScrollAlphabet, EarlySignboards, EnglandInitials1880, ErhardDatdolt, FlorentineInitials, FlorentineInitialsReverse (2008), GothicChancery1880s, GothicClosedLetter (2009-2010, Lombardic), Hollandisch-Gothic (2010), JudendstilAlphabet (2009), LilyoftheValley, Papillon 1760 [First shown in Paris in 1760, and reprinted by Clarence P Hornung in Dover Pictorial Archive Series: Early Advertising Alphabets, Initials and Typographic Ornaments (1956, Dover Publications). Hornung's images inspired Pape's typeface], Phantasie (2009-2010), Romaine Midolline (2010), RomanPrintShaded (2010, ornamental roman caps), RusticAlphabet, SilhouetteInitials1880, TheTerrorsofNightLife, VerzierteAltGothic, VerzierteGothic, VictoriaGingerbread1890 (2007).
Classic Font Company
The Classic Font Company is a small foundry with absolutely gorgeous commercial fonts (often revivals of pen drawings) by Tony Nash (b. Bristol, 1944): Abby (blackletter family), Amadeus (1997), Batard, Bede, Byro, Carol (1997, blackletter family), Classic (2000-2002), Copper, Doodles (2000), El Cid (2000), Frameworks, Karen, Kells (celtic uncial), Prima, Priory (1997), Savoy (1997, a great bastarda font family accompanied by Savoy Frames), Scriptoria, Theodore (1995, blackletter font), Tuscany (Lombardic face), Versals (2000, Lombardic capitals). Plus 13 sets of fantastic caps (but not in font format) by Andy Jeffery. Based in North Somerset, UK.
Not to be confused with the rip-off outfit "Classic Font Corporation, USA".
Identifont lists these typefaces: Abby, Abby Hilite, Abby Lowlite, Abby Open, Abby Split, Amadeus, Carol, Classic, Copper, Doodles (CFC), El-Cid, FW-Leaves, Kells, Priory, Savoy, Theodore, Theodore Fancy, Tuscany (CFC), Versals.
French type designer (b. 1948) who was born in the South of France. He studied typography, calligraphy and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. He received the Prix Charles Peignot in 1982. In 1992, the President of France invited him to design the inscriptions for the royal tombs in the Basilique Saint Denis in Paris. He published Calligraphie (Imprimerie Nationale, 1993). Author of Calligraphy (Wommelgem, Belgium, 1996) and Histoire de la calligraphie française (Albin Michel, 2006; examples here). In 2009, with the help of Atelier des Signes, he created a typeface for the signage at Chateau de Fontainebleau. Additional URL. In 2010, Mediavilla cofounded Media type Foundry with Sonia Da Rocha and Joel Vilas Boas in Paris.
Examples of calligraphic alphabets drawn by him and shown in his Histoire de la calligraphie française (2006): Bastarda, Cancellaresca, Carolingian, Cursive gothic 1410, Luxeuil, Roman Capitals, Roman cursive 1st century, Roman cursive 4th century, Rustica 1st century, Textura 14th century, Textura 15th century, , Tourneure 15th century, Uncial 4th century.
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Graduate of Humber College in Toronto. Burlington, Ontario-based designer (b. 1994) of the (free) blackletter / tattoo typeface Leteske (2013).
French designer in London who has a Masters from Maryse Eloy Art School in Paris, 2011. Behance link.
Baton Rouge, LA-based designer (b. 1988) of Watchers (2014), OCD Narrow (2014: OCD stads for obsessive compulsive syndrom), and Sex Pistols (2007, grunge sans ransom note face).
Typefaces from 2020: Villain (hand-drawn, perhaps for Halloween).
Designer at URW++/Fontforum of
Boudewijn Rempt's fonts for imaginary and not-so-imaginary languages: Afaka-Roman (from Suriname, with the help of Rob Nierse), Bugis-Makassar, DendenChancelleresca, Eqalar3 (for Pablo Flores' language Draseleq), goidel, gothic-1, Keiaans-(Kayenian), Mandeville-Hebreeuws, Meroitic-boldItalic, Mandeville-Chaldeeuws, Mandeville-Grieks, Mandeville-koptisch, Mandeville-Saracen, Nosjhe-standard (with Christophe Grandsire), hPhags-pa-(rotated), selang, selang-cursief, Ü-chan, ValdyaansKlerkenschrift, 2ValdyaansKlerkenschrift. He created Gothic after the alphabet devised by the Visigothic Bishop Wulfila (Lat. Ulfilas), 311-383 AD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type foundry established in 2017 by Winston Scully & Scott Biersack, aka Scinston & Wott. Both graduated from the Type@Cooper program. Scott Biersack is a designer and illustrator, while Winston Scully is a lettering artist and type designer.
Home page of Scott Biersack. Link to You Bring Fire, Scott's studio that offers custom lettering. At You Bring Fire, he released Malice Stencil (2018), a calligraphic blackletter-inspired typeface with a modern approach.
At Type Paris 2019, he designed Sweet Jesus (an 8 style display family with the beginnings of an 8 style italic companion; with large open counters, sharp angular terminals and serifs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer in 2010 at FontStruct of Lolwood (art deco billboard style), Small 2 Big (dot matrix), Strech, Tower (condensed), Loss Goth (blackletter), Wild West, Linchmob, Lycept, Decaration, Quadromanticeacominafosticamer (blackletter), Hand Writing and Grand Theft Auto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Coppers & Brasses
Quebec-based type type foundry Coppers & Brasses was set up in 2011 by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn in the plateau area of Montreal. Both graduated from the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal and went on do the Type and Media program at KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Creators of these typefaces in 2012: Martha (monospaced slabby grotesque done by both founders), Sardine (fat signage typeface by Bonn), Freitt (blackletter typeface by Bonn). Nicole (2012) is an elegant basic sans typeface by Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane.
In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014, Alexandre in turn graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK. For his graduation, Alexandre developed the didone typeface family Lewis. He writes: Lewis is a typeface designed for mathematical typesetting, specifically for the TeX typesetting system. It consists of 3 text styles (Roman, Bold, Italic) and 3 math styles (Math Italic, Greek, Blackboard) for use as variables. The text Italic relates to the Roman while the Math Italic stand out with its cursive construction. Likewise, the Greek differentiate easily from Latin characters. The Blackboard inlines are adapted for text sizes with their wide and open cut. Lewis features many size variants and extending shapes, ideal in displayed equations.
The list of their retail and custom fonts:
Alexandre spends most of his time since 2016 working on variable font projects for The Type Network (ex-Font Font Bureau). Home page of Alexandre Saumier Demers. Behance link for Coppers and Brasses. [Google] [More] ⦿
Quezon City, The Philippines-based designer of the free font Some Time Later (2016), which is based on the beatnik lettering used in the credits of the SpongeBob Squarepants Nickelodeon show. He also made the free font LCD (2015) and the free blackletter typeface KJV 1611 (2018), which revives the typeface found in the 1611 King James Bible.
Typefaces from 2019: TT2020 (an extensive multilingual typewriter family with about 7000 glyphs per font, released in 2020), Quaerite Regnum Dei (a libre rotunda font based on a Spanish rotunda hand found in the Misal rico de Cisneros (early 16th century) commissioned by cardinal Francisco Jimenez de Cisneros from Toledo), Open Baybayin (sharing some glyphs with Noto Tagalog), Chomsky (a free blackletter typeface in the style of the masthead of The New York Times). Github link.
Typefaces from 2020: FRBCistercian.
Designer of Compunabula (2015: a low resolution, 8-bit alphabet imagined for our high resolution world), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), This (a stencil typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella and later Canada Type, Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type; republished in 2021 at Canada Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
Dutch letterer and calligrapher, 1568-1634 (or 1635). He published the calligraphic masterpiece Gramato graphices in Amsterdam in 1605. This book has several blackletter and chancery alphabets proposed by Boissens. Teaser web site by yours truly. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dead link. Stephan Baitz's informative page about Ancient Scripts and Fonts, including fantasy fonts, alien and sci-fi fonts, Blackletter fonts, uncials, runes, symbolic fonts, Indic simulation fonts, Arabic simulation fonts (such as Caliph) and exotic fonts. Lots of links are provided as well. Fonts are displayed an can be downloaded from an archive. His page looks great too. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family co-designed with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2019: Austera Text (a comfortable workhorse serif).
Typefaces from 2020: Kidwriting Pro.
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). In 2002, Pancini developed Targa, TargaMS and TargaMSHand (for comic books?), basing his design on the peculiar sans serif monospace typeface with slightly rounded corners and a geometric, condensed skeleton that Italy had been using for its license plates. In 2022, Francesco Canovaro redesigned this font into a versatile multi-weight typeface, Targa Pro, which includes Targa Pro Mono (which keeps the original monospace widths), Targa Pro Roman (with proportional widths), both in five weights plus italics, the handmade version Targa Hand, and Targa Pro Stencil.
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s. See also Coco Gothic Pro (2021).
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of Italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. Updated in 2019 as Cocomat Pro.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico. In 2021, he published the 48-style (+variable) font family Coco Gothic Pro. This is a redrawn and expanded set of fonts: Inspired by a biography of Coco Chanel and trying to capture the quintessential mood of classical fashion elegance, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Coco Gothic looking for the effect that the first geometric sans typefaces (like Futura, Kabel or the italian eponyms like Semplicita) had when printed on paper. The crisp modernist shapes acquired in printing charme and warmth through a slight rounding of the corners that is translated digitally in the design of Coco Gothic. [...] A distinguishing feature of Coco Gothic Pro is the inclusion of ten alternate historical sets that allow you to use the typeface as a true typographic time machine, selecting period letterforms that range from art deco and nouveau, to modernism and to eighties' minimalism. Equipped with such an array of historical variants, Coco Gothic Pro becomes an encyclopedia of styles from the last century. There is also attention to Darkmode and there is coverage of Cyrillic and Greek.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2018, he designed the italics for Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini's Domotika typeface family. Between 2018 and 2021, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli developed the 8-weight humanist sans typeface Domotika for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, further into the 18-style Domotika Pro (2021).
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical. See also Codec Pro (2019).
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. In 2019, that was followed by Blacker Pro (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli, who write: Blacker Pro is the revised and extended version of the original wedge serif type family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2017. Blacker was developed as a take on the style that Jeremiah Shoaf has defined as the "evil serif" genre: typefaces with high contrast, oldstyle or modern serif proportions and sharp, blade-like triangular serifs). Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic, the sans family Aquawax Pro, and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini at Zetafonts published a slightly calligraphic Elzevir typeface, Lovelace.
In 2019, the lapidary typeface family Beatrix Antiqua (Francesco Canovaro) was reworked by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini together with Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini into a 50-style type system called Monterchi that includes Text, Serif and Sans subfamilies. Monterchi is a custom font for an identity project for a famous fresco in Monterchi, developed under the art directorship of Riccardo Falcinelli.
Tarif (2019) is a typeface family inspired by the multicultural utopia of convivencia---the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in tenth century Andalusia that played an important role in bringing to Europe the classics of Greek philosophy, together with Muslim culture and aesthetics. It is a slab serif typeface with a humanist skeleton and inverted contrast, subtly mixing Latin zest, calligraphic details, extreme inktraps, and postmodern unorthodox reinvention of traditional grotesque letter shapes. The exuberant design, perfect for titling, logo and display use, is complemented by a wide range of seven weights allowing for solid editorial use and great readability in body text. Matching italics have been designed with the help of Maria Chiara Fantini and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, while Rania Azmi has collaborated on the design of the arabic version of Tarif, where the humanist shapes and inverted contrast of the Latin letters find a natural connection with modern arabic letterforms.
Late in 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini released the fun typeface family Hagrid at Zetafonts, which writes: Crypto-typography---the passion for unknown, weird and unusual character shapes---is a disease commonly affecting type designers. Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini has celebrated it in this typeface family, aptly named Hagrid after the half-blood giant with a passion for cryptozoology described by R. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books. Extreme optical corrections, calligraphic counter-spaces, inverted contrast, over-the-top overshoots: all the inventions that abound in vernacular and experimental typography have been lovingly collected in this mongrel sans serif family, carefully balancing quirky solutions and solid grotesque design.
In 2020, Pancini released Stinger (2020, a 42-style reverse contrast family by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini) and Boring Sans (a typeface family designed along two variable axis: weight and weirdness). As part of the free font set Quarantype (2020), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Quarantype Embrace, Quarantype Hangout, Quarantype Hopscotch, Quarantype Joyride, Quarantype Sackrace, and Quarantype Uplift (with Maria Chiara Fantini).
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mario De Libero revived Nebiolo's Carioli (1928) as Cairoli Classic and Cairoli Now at Italian Type / Zetafonts. They extended the original weight and width range and developing both a faithful Classic version and a Now variant. The Cairoli Classic family keeps the original low x-height range, very display-oriented, and normalizes the design while emphasizing the original peculiarities like the hook cuts in curved letters, the high-waisted uppercase R and the squared ovals of the letterforms. Cairoli Now is developed with an higher x-height, more suited for text and digital use, and adds to the original design deeper inktraps and round punctuation, while slightly correcting the curves for a more contemporary look. Cairoli Variable has a weight and width axis.
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mariachiara Fantini---with the help of Solenn Bordeau---released Erotique at Zetafonts. Erotique evolved from Lovelace, an earlier Zetafonts typeface. Zetafonts describe this evil serif as follows: it challenges its romantic curves with the glitchy and fluid aestethic of transmodern neo-brutalist typography. Late in 2020, they added Erotique Sans, the sans version of Erotique, also designed by Cosimo Pancini and Maria Chiara Fantini.
Late in 2020, he co-designed the 46-style font family Eastman Grotesque together with Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli. This monolinear sans with a tall x-height comprises an interesting Eastman Grotesque Alternate subfamily with daring and in-your-face glyphs. The typeface evolved from Zetafonts' earlier Bauhaus-inspired typeface Eastman (2020). Later fonts in this family include Eastman Condensed (2021, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli).
In 2020, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero drew the 60-style Cocogoose Pro Narrows family, which features many compressed typefaces as well as grungy letterpress versions.
Sunshine Pro (2020, Zetafonts) was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Solenn Bordeau expanding the original Sunshine design by Francesco Canovaro, part of the Quarantype collection (2020), which in turn was designed as a typeface for good vibes against Covid-19. Sunshine Pro is an experimental Clarendon-style font with variable contrast along the weight axis---contrast is reversed in light weight, minimized in the regular weight and peaks in the bold and heavy weights.
Coco Sharp (2021) is a 62-style sans feast, with two variable fonts with variable x-height, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Co-designer of Heading Now (2021), a 160-strong titling font (+2 variable fonts) by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero that provides an enormous range of widths.
Keratine (2021, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero). A German expressionist typeface that exists in a space between these two traditions, mixing the proportions of humanistic typefaces with the strong slabs and fractured handwriting of blackletter calligraphy. Pancini, its main designer, writes that it explores the impossible territory between antiqua and blackletter.
Geppetto (2021) is a frivolous Tuscan font that started out as a revival of a condensed Tuscan wood type family appearing in the 1903 Tubbs Wood Type catalog and which was probably derived from an 1859 typeface by William Hamilton Page. Pancini built a variable font on top of it and calls it a font for fake news.
In 2021, Pancini added Coco Tardis as a variable font with a time travel slider to the Coco Gothic family.
Millard Grotesque (2021) is a true "grot" in the Akzidenz Grotesque sense of the word. This typeface family was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Pancini's Descript (2021) is a variable script font with two axes, slant and speed of writing.
I was floored last week when I saw the New York Times (February 28, 2005) list of top five Windows software products sold in January 2005. In fifth position, after various versions of Office, was COSMI's "1000 Best Fonts" CD, which retails for 8 or 9 US dollars. I refuse to pay any money to this company, so I would appreciate any help from readers about the contents of this CD so that I can make an informed opinion. About themselves, COSMI writes: COSMI Corporation is a privately held leading developer and publisher of software for the home and office. With corporate headquarters in Carson, CA, COSMI is the #1 publisher in productivity software as tracked by NPD Techworld, an independent research company. Since 1982, COSMI has been committed to delivering quality products and customer service for a value price. With products covering all major categories including: productivity, business, utilities, education, entertainment and PDA software, COSMI has proven itself to be a formidable player in the market. Building upon its relationships with customers and its distribution strengths, COSMI is poised for continued growth in all consumer software categories. With the evolution of new technologies and the resulting consumer needs, COSMI will continue to provide products that meet and exceed their needs. Check their font 66 (1994, blackletter). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cove 703 (was: ComicVector 703)
Denpasar, Bali-based designer of the curly handcrafted typeface Kerithing (2015), Baline Script (2016) and the watercolor brush typeface Amarill (2016). Typefaces from 2017: The Naturel (woodblock printing style), Balistroke, Rosedita Script (calligraphic), Maheera, Ringotube (2017).
Typefaces from 2019: Tony Bhages (dry brush), James Stroker, Ricky Lhambert, Cleopharta (dry brush), Hardy Blow (dry brush script), Morgan Chalk, Cherry Angela, Christopher Done, Chrusty Rock, Willy Brothers, Zuka Doodle (3d, sketched), Yasmine Rothem, Qinyana Signature, Firyana Beauty, Olivia Dhorgent, Wyntex Brasco, Charlie Zonk, Agnesa Kyoto, Mickey Steward, Becky Tahlia, Boldywolf, Paul Signature, Happy Sunday, Just Mandrawn (sketched), Ghiya Strokes (a dry brush typeface), Jocky Starline, Billy Scriptian, Rose Katrinah, Nugie Romantic (Victorian), Nadia Sofia (bold italic), Golden Ranger, Dharko Gilbert, Kestoy Selfie, Falling Button (a fat finger font), Richie Brusher (dry brush), Rhyanie Lane, Sheila Crayon, Anthem Nasney, Melodya Chatrina, Sandra Belhock, Duck in Shipah, Monster Game, Robert Barack, Hot Restaurant (monoline script), Funshop, Katrine Holland, Shark Ready, Heidy Indigo, Takashi Minta, Ballet Harmony, Knight Jacker (blackletter script), Michael Jackpot (brush font), John Bulgarry (script), Roshida Valentines, (script) The Naturel Txt (a dry brush or wood texture emulation font), Jungle Boy, Shitoberry (script), Baline Script. Creative Market link. Dafont link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Engravers' Old English (1901, ATF) with Morris Fuller Benton, who designed the similar typeface Wedding Text (1901). McGrew writes: Engravers Old English is a plain, sturdy rendition of the Blackletter style, commonly known as Old English. It was designed in 1901 by Morris Benton and another person identified by ATF only as Cowan, but has also been ascribed to Joseph W. Phinney. It is a modernization of Caslon Text, and has been widely used. Engravers Old English Open was produced by ATF in 1902. Sidney Gaunt designed Engravers Old Black, very similar to Engravers Old English, for BB&S in 1910, but BB&S later produced Engravers English, a copy of Engravers Old English. It has also been copied by Intertype, and by Ludlow as Old English. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crazy Diamond Design Historical Fonts
Wonderful 16-th century (commercial) fonts from this Manchester, UK-based foundry, including:
Canadian or French company. Designer(s) of the hand-drawn typefaces Caramellist (2016, brush script), Delikassy (2016), Fat Foot (2016), Caffe Bistro (2016), Jørn (2016), Old Tavern Serif (2016), Nancy (2016), Suppa Medium (2015), Hers (2015), Slabby Joe (2014), Kampon (2014), Hands Down 3 (2014), Big Tracy (2014, bilined), and Sugar Free (2014, a script). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creative Media Lab
Bali, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1983) of Baruna (2018: vintage decorative font), Brotherley (2018), the hilarious Chef Characters Icons (2018), the sans typeface Drupadi (2018), the ball terminal typeface Cameo Sweet Gothic (2018), the handcrafted typefaces Miyake Signature (2018), Kiddo Handwriting (2018), Puralova Script (2018) and Children Alien (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Jollin, Jollin Family, Popstick (an ultra-smooth popart style rounded sans), Yellost (blackletter), Chalk and Pamor, Little Pea, Tropiello (Tuscan, Victorian), Pink Shark, Molga, Othelie (swashy and medieval), Brume,