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Blackletter fonts

[There are several subpages on blackletter fonts. The present page covers Fraktur and blackletter in general. There are specialized pages on rotunda (aka Rundgotisch), textura, and bastarda (aka bâtarde or Schwabacher)]



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).

Typefaces made in 2011: t4le (a tall piano key face inspired by In Her Memory by Softhunterdevil), Theek, Theek Open (blackboard bold face), Tukan, Theen, Fluid, Sharp (angular).

Typefaces from 2012: Lined (stencil), amcbl. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Froescher

German designer of these blackletter typefaces: Block Fraktur (1914-1915, Berthold), Stuttgarter Fraktur (1915, Berthold). [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. Mendoza

Designer of the Paganini, Arenski, ChopinOpenFace, KhachaturianCaps, Capinini (blackletter) and Debussy families of fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A. W. Kafemann

Typefoundry in Köln, Germany. On October 1, 1875, Franz Otto Claus---an employee at J. G. Schelter & Giesecke in Leipzig---became a partner in Kafemann's foundry. In 1882, Franz Otto Claus continued the foundry by himself as J. G. Francke Nachfolger. This foundry produced Danziger Fraktur in 1886. In 1895, Otto Claus, the son of Franz Otto, became a partner. The latter died in 1905. Otto Claus himself sold the foundry in 1908 to John Seyfert in Danzig. Seyfert in turn sold the company in 1912 to the company Otto Tech in Berlin. That company was partly absorbed by H. Berthold AG and partly by Emil Gursch in 1917.

Footnote: Danziger Fraktur was digitally revived by Gerhard Helzel. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Czech design studio. Behance link. Creator of the blackletter / metal band typeface Gothicecream (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aaron Carambula

A Kalamazoo, MI-based designer working on Fractured Six (2004), a blackletter bitmap face. Examples of typographic posters done at Friends of Type in 2010: Ah, Clef, poster.

In 2012, while studing at Type@Cooper under Jesse Ragan, he published the beautiful angular typeface Marais. Site dedicated to Marais. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Albers

Portland, OR-based creator of Old English Style Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Numrich
[Schriftgiesserei A. Numrich \& Co]

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Adolf Heimberg

Blackletter type designer: Urdeutsch (1924-1925, Genzsch&Heyse). See the digital revival by Petra Heidorn (2004). Free download of that font at Dafont.

Notes: The sample at Klingspor's site uses Heidorn's font, but no credit is given to her there. Schnelle spells Heimberg's name Heimberger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriana Peralta

Paraguayan codesigner with Oz Montania of Totentanz (2009), a stencil blackletter font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Advance Type Foundry

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]  ⦿

[Brian Kent]

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]  ⦿

[Stephen Miggas]

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 faces typefaces:

  • Pixel fonts: Airlock, AirlockWebDings, Fronteer One, Fronteer Two, Microtooth, Microtooth Web Dings, No Biggie One (+Bold), No Biggie Two (+Bold).
  • Old typewriter fonts: Obsolete (+Bold, XBold, Light, XLight).
  • Handwriting or informal scripts: Arbordale (2014, calligraphic), Bountiful, BountifulBold, Khaki (2007, fun script), Khaki Alternate, Mission, Sanscripta (+Heavy), Siesta, Southbee, Stay True (2011, tattoo-inspired) Boundless, Chillin, Angeleno, Game Street, Jumpshot.
  • Stencil faces: Expedition Stencil (+Heavy, +Thin), Hogwild (2010).
  • Blackletter: Kingshead (+Alternate, Alternate Gothic, Alternate Light, Gothic, Light), Ladybat (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Light), Ravenwood One (+Bold, Condensed), Ravenwood Two (+Bold, Condensed), Wilhelmschrift, Ravenwood, Octoberfest (blackletter), Gothicus (2006, after Rudolf Koch's Maximilian), Dractura, Dracena.
  • Destructionist: Dogjaw (2009), Thunderhouse (2009), Sluicebox (2008), Americanus, Conquistador Medium, Derailer (2006), Fiesta, Indigo Medium, Rebound (+Bold, Light, Super, XLight), Coldsmith, Blackstock, Boilerplate, Geoduck, Ghost train.
  • Techno: Durandal (+Black, Flat, FlatBlack, FlatLight, Light, Recycle.
  • Octagonal faces: Expedition (+Heavy, Thin, Super, StencilSuper), Protocol (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Alternate Bold, Bold, Light).
  • Dymo label simulation faces: Recycle Alternate, Recycle Alternate Reverse, Recycle Reverse, Recycle Standard), Public Works.
  • Display faces: Pacifico (2009), Rebound, Roughneck, Fiesta (Mexican style), Mediterano, Pitchfork, Serendipity.
  • Western style: Buckboard (2009), Bootstrap (2010), Planchette, Protocol, Leadville (Egyptian), Saloon After, Saloon Before, Boxwood, Caboose, Copperjack (2006, Egyptian), Silverton (Egyptian).
  • Pre 1999 faces that have been discontined or renamed: Clique Serif, Bevel-Broken, CliqueWedge, Vector, Corrode, Looneywood.
  • Dingbats: Antique Macabre Ornaments (2007).
  • Wood type: Applewood (+Alternate, 2009), Blackstock (2015).
  • Calligraphic faces: Meritage (2014, a contrast-rich brush face)), Keepsake (2012, also advertised as a tattoo script typeface family), Spindrift (2012).

Creative Market link. View Stephen Miggas's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Affolter und Gschwind AG
[Werner Affolter]

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 faces, some Victorian ornamental faces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter faces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental faces0, 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]

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).

The commercial fonts by Afrojet type foundry include Sessions, Playtime, Hydroplane, Lovestruc, Dansa, Pinpressions, Micromoog, Widjiwagen, Mooch, Hunstrüct, Slug, and Brutal Exchange.

Cargocollective link. Behance link. Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aga Silva

Aga Silva 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, Aga 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 2013: Monmica (an upright copperplate script), Skarpa 2.0, Trufla (English round hand, copperplate script), Trufla Words (calligraphic), Calissa (copperplate script), Calissa Words.

Typefaces from 2014: Mavblis, Lavenda (a connected copperplate script), Roicamonta (connected script).

Typefaces from 2015: Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).

Aka Mme. Ping, her work can also be found at Fontspace, Creative Market, and Dafont. Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Agathe Richard
[Lettres Vagabondes (or: Fonts by Holyrose)]

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Agent Demonic Ladybug

FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2010: Tessa (an über fat face), Pomegranate, Archipelago Serif, QQQQQ.

In 2011, these faces 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]  ⦿

Agfa Monotype

Fraktur faces sold by Agfa Monotype (including Elsner&Flake and Linotype faces): 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]  ⦿

Akiem Helmling

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 was born in Heidelberg, Germany, in 1971 and lives in Den Haag, where he studied from 1998-2000 at the KABK. He codesigned 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.

MyFonts page. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aktiengesellschaft für Schriftgiesserei und Maschinenbau (or: AG für Schriftgiesserei)

Foundry in Offenbach, Germany. Their main specimen book is Haupt-Probe über Schriftgiesserei-Erzeugnisse und Messing-Material (1911, Offenbach am Main). House faces 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 faces Apart (1911) and Fraktur-Kursiv (1923). Their art nouveau faces include Apollo, Inserat Kursiv, Neptun, Tedesca. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana faces: 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 N. Po

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Alan Prescott

Philadelphia-based designer and PostScript font hacker who runs Prescott Design. He created three substantial sans faces families with many weights starting from hairline, almost in the fashion mag style: Clemente (2011), Ultima (2011), Passion Sans (2011, a Peignotian family). All free at Dafont.

Additional typefaces: the Bizarre series (decorative caps), Advertisers Gothic PD (2010: a large family based on Robert Wiebking's ugly original from 1917), APT Antique, Crayon PDS (2013, a decorative Victorian family), APT Caslon 76 (1997, based on a Compugraphics original), APT Feinen Inline (1997, after Henry Mikiewicz, 1983), APT Millais (1995, unknown origin), APT New Abel Cursive (1996, a revival of Bernie Abel's Abel Cursive (Compugraphic, 1974)), APT New Artcraft (1996), APT New LSC Book (1996, after a 1970 original by Lubalin Smith Carnese), APT New Classic Rubber Stamp (1996: based on DeVinne by G.F. Schroeder, 1890; F.W. Goudy 1898), APT New Hearst (1995, based on an original from Inland Type Foundry, 1901, which was famously ripped off from Goudy; the Italic was by Carl Schraubstadter, 1904), APT New Ticonderoga (1995-1996), APT New Woolly West (1995), APT Horizon Initials (1995), APT New Gill Floriated (1995), Old Gothic Initials Plain (1995: Lombardic caps), Pfister Bible Gothic APT Cameo (1997, blackletter caps), APT Saint Nick (1995: snow-themed caps).

His 19th century series, all made in 1995 or 1996: APT New Abramesque, APT New Alferata (psychedelic), APT New Armenian, APT New Belmont (Victorian), APT New Brenda, APT New Cabinet, APT New Caprice, APT New Dawson, APT New Euclid, APT New Linden, APT New Madison, APT New Moorish, APT New Mystic, APT New Rollo (Victorian), APT New Slapstick (wooden plank font), APT New Spiral, APT New Stephen Ornate, APT New Teahouse, APT New Viola, APT Novelty Script.

The wood type collection of Alan Prescott:

  • APT Antique Wood Double Outline Shaded 1995, APT Antique Wood Extended 1996
  • APT Caslon Wood w: Alts 1996
  • APT Clarendon Wood Extended 1996
  • APT Columbian Wood w: Alts 1996
  • APT Courier Wood 1997
  • APT Doric Wood 1995
  • APT Gothic Wood (+Alts) 1997
  • APT Grecian FullFaced Wood 1996
  • APT Jenson Old Style Wood 1996
  • APT Kurilian Wood w: Decorated Alts 1997
  • APT Modified Gothic Wood Cond 1997
  • APT New Venetian Wood 1996
  • APT New Woodcut Shaded Initials 1995 (Houtsneeletter)
  • APT Roman Wood 1994-1995
  • APT Tuscan Antique Wood (+Alts) 1995-1996
  • APT Tuscan Concave Wood 1996-1997
  • APT Tuscan Contour Wood 1996
  • APT Tuscan Gothic 1 Wood 1996, APT Tuscan Gothic 2 Wood Cond w: Alts 1996, APT Tuscan Gothic 3 Wood Cond w: Alts 1997, APT Tuscan Gothic Pointed Wood w: Alts 1997 (Ironwood)
  • APT Tuscan Italian Wood 1997
  • APT Unique Wood 1995
  • APT Wood 1995-1997
  • APT Wood No. 501 1996 (orig Wm.H. Page 1887), APT Wood No. 508 1997, APT Wood No. 51 1997, APT Wood No. 510 1997, APT Wood No. 515 1996
  • Stencil typefaces: APT Crystal Ship (1995), APT New Acapulco Light (1995; after the phototype Acapulco Light VGC), APT New Alpha Midnight (1996; after a typeface from 1969 sold by John Schaedler), APT New Beans w/ Alts (1996, after Beans by Dieter Zembsch, 1973), APT New Checkmate (1995---not a stencil type, really, but rather a modular typeface; after the film type Checkmate), APT New Zephyr (1996).
  • Ornamental typefaces: APT New Courtier Italic (1996, Vanity Fair), APT New Harlequin (1996), APT New June (1996, after Fournier le Jeune).
  • Computer fonts: APT Bugsy (1995), APT New Quote (1996: bilined).
  • Art nouveau typefaces: APT New Abbott (1995; after Joseph W. Phinneys' abbott Old Style, 1901), APT New Ambrosia (1995, after Peter Schnorr's 1898 Jugendstil typeface), APT New Baldur (1996; after Baldur by Schelter (1895) and Julius Klinkhardt (1903)), APT New Jagged w/ Alts (1996), APT New Jason (1996), APT New Livonia (1996), APT New Margit w/ Alts (1996), APT New Nightclub (1995), APT New Quaint (1995), APT New Quaint Open (1995).
  • Various display typefaces: APT Black Dog (1995), APT Blacksmith Heavy (1995), APT New Airedale (1995, after an original tattoo / poster from the 1930s), APT New Blade Display w/ Alts (1996), APT New Cugat (1995; a wedge serif letterpress emulation typeface), APT New Fieldstone (1995), APT New Static (1995), APT New Trump Gravur (1995; after Georg Trump, 1954), APT New Yagi Bold (1996).
  • Avant Garde typefaces: APT Avant Garde Alts and Display (1997), APT Lubalin Graph Alts (1997; to be used with BT Lubalin Graph, Ed Benguiat, 1974). [Google] [More]  ⦿

  • Albert Christoph Auspurg

    German type designer, b. Frankfurt am Main, 1868, d. Leipzig, 1943. His oeuvre:

    • At C.E. Weber: Start (1934).
    • At Ludwig&Mayer: Aristokrat (1912), Miracle (1931, a script face), Rasse (1924), Schöndeutsch (1934), Reklame-Fraktur (1914), the gorgeous long-legged Mona Lisa (1930; digital version by Pat Hickson, 1992), the blackletter typeface Deutsche Kraft (1915), Brigitte (1935), the display roman typeface Krimhilde (1933-1934).
    • At Schriftguss: Lido (1936, script face).
    • At Benjamin and Krebs: Brentano Fraktur (1915-1916), Federzug Antiqua (1913), Nürnberger Kanzlei (1906), Schönbrunn (1928), Trajan Versalien (1928).
    • At Genzsch&Heyse, he did Hans Sachs Gotisch (1911, revived in 2005 by Petra Heidorn; the typeface also appeared at Ludwig Wagner, where some date the Initialen style at 1902---Hans Sachs Gotisch was named after Hans Sachs from Nürnberg, 1494-1576, who was a master singer and songwriter), Domina (1929), Souverän (1913).
    • At Haas: Castor (1924), Pollux (1925).
    • At Trennert: Trocadero Kursiv (1927, a script font with flourished capitals). In 2010, it was extended and revived by Ralph Unger as Trocadero Pro.
    • At Berthold: the peculiar Messe Grotesk family (1921-1927) and the shaded titling typeface Vesta (1926, a Mexican simulation face; for a digitization, see Visillo Adornado (2006, Nick Curtis) or Venezuela RR (2000, Pat Hickson at Rabbit Reproductions Typefoundry, aka Red Rooster)). The Messe Grotesk design was revived by Nick Curtis as Troglodyte NF (2006-2011) and by Paul Hickson as Messe Grotesk (1997, Red Rooster).
    • At AG für Schriftgiesserei in Offenbach: the blackletter faces Apart (1911) and Fraktur-Kursiv (1923).
    • At Schelter & Gisecke: Kolibri (1915; for a digital version of this multiline open typeface caps face, see Trochilida NF (2012, Nick Curtis)).
    • At Berling: the italic open capitals typeface Berling Kortversaler.
    Pat Hickson made the aristocratic long-legged ITC Mona Lisa Recut (1990) based on Auspurg's designs. Red Rooster published his Honduras RR. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Albert Kapr

    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 Faust-Antiqua (1958; this inspired Nick Curtis to design Kaprice NF (2010); in 1993, Steve Jackaman revived it as Faust RR), Leipzig (with Otto Erler in 1963: large x-height), Leipziger-Antiqua (1959, revived by Tim Ahrens in 2004 as JAF Lapture, also digitized--close to the original and under the original name--by Ralph Unger at URW in 2005; and shamelessly digitized by Linotype and sold as Hawkhurst without mentioning the Leipziger Antiqua source, in fact claiming that Hawkhurst is an original), Calendon-Antiqua (1965), Prillwitz-Antiqua (1971), and Magna Kyrillisch (1975). Circa 1975, he created Garamond Cyrillic at Typoart.

    A specialist of blackletter, he was passionate about Gotische Bastarda. Author of Fraktur: Form und Geschichte der gebrochenen Schriften (1993, H. Schmidt, Mainz). Max Caflisch, Albert Kapr, Antonia Weiss and Hans Peter Willberg published F.H.Ernst Schneidler Schriftentwerfer, Lehrer, Kalligraph (SchumacherGebler a.o., München, 2002). Author of The art of lettering; The history, anatomy, and aesthetics of the roman letterforms (München, K.G. Saur, 1983, original edition in German by VEB Verlag: Dresden, 1971). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alberto Manzella

    Photographer and graphic designer in Monza, Italy. In 2014, he designed the calligraphic blackletter typeface AM Gotisch. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Albrecht Dürer

    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 of the books on the geometry of letters is Dürer's Unterweysung der Messung [A Course on the Art of Measurement], published in 1525. See here. His famous set of German Renaissance Capitals (1525), Gothic Capitals, German Minuscule. Scan of his famous rhinoceros (1515) and of his Dürerfraktur (1519).

    Fonts derived from his geometric constructions of the roman capitals include P22 Durer Caps (2004, P22, Terry Wüdenbachs) and Hands on Albrecht (2005, MichelM, URW++). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Aleksandra Korolkova

    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.

    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, codesigned 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 faces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).

    Together with Isabella Chaeva, she made PT Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts and Open Font Library).

    In 2012, Vasiliy Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the Christmas dingbat font Gingerbread House, together with a plump display face, Gingerbread.

    In 2013, Vasily Biryukov and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned the soft roundish sans typeface Kiddy Kitty (link).

    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 codesigned Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype.

    In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko codesigned Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. 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.

    MyFonts interview. Kernest link. Klingspor link.

    View Alexandra Korolkova's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ales Santos

    Madrid, Spain-based designer of Neogothic (2014, a modular 21st century creamy blackletter). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alessandro Malcotti

    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 Burrowes

    During his studies at Clyde College (Cardonald) in Glasgow, Scotland, Alex Burrowes created an untitled blackletter typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alex Jacque

    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 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).

    Behance link. Klingspor link. MyFonts foundry link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alex Mata

    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]  ⦿

    Alex Moseley
    [Crazy Diamond Design Historical Fonts]

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    Alex Rütten

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    Alexa Schara

    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 Colby

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    Alexander Lubovenko

    Russian graphic and type designer. His typefaces:

    • In 2015, he and Alexandra Korolkova codesigned Circe Rounded, which is an extension of the Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. Circe is named for the circular nature of many of its glyphs.
    • 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.
    • Carol Gothic (2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko, paratype) is a traditional blackletter face closest to Linotype's Old English.
    • Liberteen (2015) is a playful tongue-in-cheek take on 19th century slab serifs, including Clarendons. For Latin and Cyrillic, from Thin to Black.
    [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alexander McCracken

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    Alexander Sperl

    German designer (aka laynecom) at FontStruct in 2008 of band, blokk_2, maiden, substance, Fette Serif (fat, octagonal), Runde Pixelig, Velvet, Thin Sans, Constr, Clear Serif, Blokk.

    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.

    Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alexandra Leopoldovna Gophmann

    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:

    • A: Adine_Kirnberg (2005, the Cyrillic version), Advokat Modern (2008), Afisha, Afisha Cap, Agatha-Modern, AlexandraScript, Amadeus, American Text C, American-Retro (2008), Ametist [based on Lorelei] (2008), AmpirDeco, Andantino-script (2008), Andantinoscript, Anfisa Grotesk (2008), Angelica, Annabelle, Antikvar (2008), Antikvar Shadow (2008), Antonella Script (2008), Antonella Script X (2008), Antract, Aquarelle, Ariadnascript, Ariston-Normal, Arkadia (2008), Arkhive, Arlekino, Art-Decoretta (2008), Art-Decorina (2008), Art-Metropol, Art-Nouveau Initial (2008), Art-Nouveau1895, Art-Nouveau1895-Contour, Art-Nouveau1900, Art-Nouveau1910, Art-Victorian (2008), ArtNouveau-Bistro, ArtNouveau-Cafe, Artemis Deco (2008), Artemon (2008, psychedelic), Arthur Gothic, Artist-Modern, Astoria Deco (2008), Atlas Deco A (2008), Atlas Deco B (2008), Auction, Augusta One, Augusta Two, AvalonMedium.
    • B: Ball-Point Pen, Bankir-Retro, Barocco Floral Initial (2008), Barocco Initial (2008), Baron Munchausen, Batik Deco (2008), Belukha, BelukhaCapital, BickhamScriptAltFour, BickhamScriptAltOne, BickhamScriptAltThree, BickhamScriptAltTwo, BickhamScriptOne, BickhamScriptThree, BickhamScriptTwo, Birusa (2008), Bodoni Initials (2008), Boleroscript, Bonapart-Modern, Briolin, Brokgauz&Efron, Brokgauz&Efron-Italic.
    • C: Caberne, Cafe Paris C, Calligraph-Medium, Campanella (2008), Capitol Deco (2008), Carmen, Carolina, Casanova (art nouveau) (2008), Cassandra, Castileo (2008), Certificate of Birth (2008), Chocogirl (2008), ClassicDecor (ornaments), Classica-One (2008), Classica-Two (2008), Cleopatra (2008), Conkordia (2008), Cordeballet, Corinthia, Corleone, CorleoneDue.
    • D: Dama Bubey (grunge) (2008), Debut (art deco in the style of Broadway) (2008), Decadance Cursiv (2007), Decor Initial (2009: decorative caps, a Cyrillic extension of a typeface by Pampa Type), Decor Line (2008), DeutschGothic (blackletter), Donaldina (2008).
    • E: Edisson (blackletter), Egipet-Bold, Ekaterina_Velikaya_One (2005), Ekaterina_Velikaya_Two (2005), English Rose (2008), EnglishScript, EseninscriptOne, EseninscriptTwo, Evgenia Deco (2008).
    • F: Fairy Tale (2008), Fantasia (2008), Fata Morgana, Favorit, Favorit Grotesk (2008), Flamingo (2008), Fortuna Gothic FlorishC (2009, blackletter).
    • G: Geisha (2006), Gertruda Victoriana (2008), Globus (2006), Gloriascript, Goudy Decor InitialC (2009, ornamental caps), Goudy Decor ShodwnC, Goudy OrnateC, Graceful Mazurka (2008).
    • H: HeatherScriptOne, HeatherScriptTwo, HeinrichText, Hogarth_script (2005).
    • I: Isabella-Decor, Italy-A (2008), Italy-B (2008), Izis One (monoline sans), Izis Two.
    • K: Kabriolet Decor (2009), Kamelia (2009, Victorian face), Kareta-A (2007), Kareta-B (2008), KarnacOne, KarnacTwo, Konkord-Retro, Konrad-Modern (2008), Konstrukto-Deco (2008) (2008), Kot Leopold (2008), Kumparsita.
    • L: Lastochka (2008), Le Grand, Leokadia Deco (2008), Lombardia, Lombardina One, Lombardina Two, Lombardina-Initial-One (2008), Lombardina-Initial-Two (2008), Lombardina-One-Roman (2008), Lombardina-Two (2008), Ludvig_van_Bethoveen (sic) (2005).
    • M: Majestic X-2, Majestic-, MajesticX, Malahit-Bold, Margaritascript, Marianna, MarkizdeSadscript, MartaDecor One and Two, MartaDecorTwo, Martina Script C, Masquerade (2008), Matilda, Matreshka, Maya (2008), Medieval English, Melange Nouveau (2008), Menuetscript, Metro Modern, Metro Retro B (2008), Metro Retro C (2008), Metro-Retro A (2008), ModernistNouveau, ModernistOne, ModernistThree, ModernistTwo, ModernoNouveau, ModernoOne, ModernoThree, ModernoTwo, Modestina (Victorian), Mon Amour Two (both jointly copyrighted with David Rakovsky) (2008), Mon Amoure One (2008), Monte-Carlo, Monte-Kristo, Monti-Decor A B, Moonlight, Moonstone, Moonstone Stars, Morpheus, Moulin Rouge (2008).
    • N: Nocturne (2005), Nostalgia (2008).
    • O: Old Comedy, OldBoutique, Olietta-script-BoldItalic (2008), Olietta-script-Lyrica-BoldItalic (2008), Olietta-script-Poesia-BoldItalic (2008), Orpheus, Ouverture Script (2004, calligraphic).
    • P: Parisian, Picaresque One, Picaresque-Two (2008), Pilotka (2008), Plimouth, Port-Arthur (2008), Poste Retro (2008), Postmodern One, Postmodern Two, Promenad Deco (2008), Prospect-Deco (2008), Pudelina (2008), Pudelinka (2008).
    • R: Red Sunset, Regina Kursiv (2008), Renaldo Modern, Rochester, RochesterLine, RockletterSimple, RockletterTransparent, Romantica Script, Romashka Deco (2008), Romashulka (2008), Rondo Ancient One (2008), Rondo Ancient Two (2008), Rondo Calligraphic (2008), Rondo Twin (2008), Rosa Marena, Rosalia (2008), RosamundaOne-Normal, RosamundaTwo, Rotterdam, Rubius, Rurintania (sic) (2005).
    • S: Samba DecorC (2006), San Remo, Sapphire C (2008), Scriptorama (a clone of Scriptina), Secession-Afisha, Sevilla Decor X, SevillaDecor, Sladkoeshka (2008), Stereovolna (2008), Stereovolna Black (2008), Stradivari Script (2008), Stradivari Script [the Latin part copyrighted by Grosse Pointe Group] (2008), Stravinski Deco (2008).
    • T: Taverna, Teddy Bear [Latin by House Industries] (2008), Telegraph, TelegraphLine, TelegraphShodwn, TelegraphSmall, Terpsichora (2008, psychedelic), Theater (2009, Victorian), Theater Afisha, Topaz, Trafaret Kit (2008), Trafaret Kit Hatched (2008), Trafaret Kit Transparent (stencil) (2008), Traktir-Modern, Traktir-Modern3-D, Traktir-ModernContour, Turandot.
    • V: Valentina (2008), Variete (2008), VenskiSadTwo-Medium, VenskisadOne-Medium, Vera Crouz, VeronaGothic (blackletter), VeronaGothicFlourishe (blackletter), Veronica-script-One (2008), Veronica-script-Two (2008), Victorian-Gothic-One (2007), Victorian-Gothic-Two (2008), Victoriana, Vizit (2010, engraved face).
    • W: Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (2005), Wonderland (2008), Wonderland Star (2008).
    • Z: ZanerianTwo, [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alexandra Pushkova

    Digital type artist at ParaType. Among her contributions is the digital version of a blackletter alphabet (Blonde Fraktur, 2010) that was drawn with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alexandre Saumier Demers
    [Coppers & Brasses]

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    Alexandru Mihis
    [Mcraft (or: Mihis Design)]

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    Alexey Timokhovsky

    Or Alex Timohovsky. Ukrainian type designer based in Kiev (b. 1983, Kiev). He has his own typefoundry in Kiev. In 2014, he designed the blackletter beer label typeface Grenadier for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alfons Schneider

    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), 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alfonso García
    [Tipos del Oeste]

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    Alfred Riedel

    Type designer in Freiburg (1906-1969) who was a pupil of Rudolf Koch. Designer of Domino (Ludwig&Mayer, 1954). A digital revival was created by Nick Curtis in 2007, called Idle Fancy NF. Sample of blackletter calligraphy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alfredo Alvarez

    Cadiz, Spain-based designer of the decorative blackletter typeface Nirvana (2015) and the angular text typeface Wild Roman (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Alien Foundery
    [Thibault Dietlin]

    Alien Foundery used to be called Bsillkrieg. Thibault Dietlin (b. 1987, Besançon) who runs it is located in Annecy (before that, in Besançon). He makes these fonts freely available via Dafont in 2008: Zfonts (grunge), Pee On Face (grunge), Hardcore Pen (graffiti), La Fraktouille (sketched blackletter face), Crustype crust (grunge), Crust Clean (grunge), My Goth Is Better, city burn night after night and we spraypaint the walls 1.0. Additions in 2009: Black Spoon (minimalist sans with exaggerated x-height), Hurray (clean sans), Tes (sans), Urbana (grungy stencil), Black Spoon, Boa, The City Burn (grunge), Riot AF (grungy stencil), Blind (Braille font). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Alisa Nowak

    French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France. In 2012, her blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.

    With Sebastien Degeilh, she is a partner in Nowak & Degeilh, a French typefoundry started in 2012. At Nowak & Degeilh, she created the 3d geometric overlay font family Carton (2012).

    At Fontyou, Alisa codesigned the stylish Egyptian typeface Achille FY (2012) with Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Bertrand Reguron, and Achille II FY (2014) with Valentine Proust and Gregori Vincens. With Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Elvire Volk, she codesigned the monoline sans display typeface Younion FY (2013). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.

    Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

    The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards.

    The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).

    Towards the end of 2013, she published four typefaces with Luis Gomes and Jeremie Hornus: Booster FY (a rounded sans), Gauthier FY (a transitional typeface family, followed in 2014 by Gauthier Next FY), Lean-O FY (a slab serif with leaning asymmetrical brackets; see also LeanO Sans in 2014), Marianina FY (a contemporary condensed 24-style headline sans family with simple strokes. Characterized by kinks in the ascenders).

    Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).

    The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was codesigned by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.

    Codesigner with Mr. Zyan of the alchemic hipster font Pyrenees FY (2013).

    In 2013, she collaborated with Jérémie Hornus and Fabien Gailleul at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.

    In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Luis Gomes, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the rounded sans typeface family Booster Next FY in 2014. Joao Costa codesigned the thin lachrymal typeface Zitrone FY in 2014 at FontYou with Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Monica Munguia, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the blackletter typeface Blackmoon FY. In 2014, Matthieu Meyer, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus codesigned the wedge serif typeface Ennio FY at FontYou. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Joachim Vu, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the classical copperplate script typeface Vicomte FY. Codesigner with Jan Dominik Gillich of Sperling FY (2014, FontYou), a didone-inspired headline or fashion mag display typeface family. Designer of Marianina Wide FY (2014). In 2014, Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens and Andrey Kudryavtsev created Achille II Cyr FY. Codesigner of Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned Rowton Sans FY, a sans family patterned after Gill Sans in six weights, from Hairline to Bold---named after Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, it has the Gillian lower case g but italic lowercase is a bit too far afield for my own taste, especially the squeezed g.

    In 2015, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak codesigned the spurless / organic slightly inflated sans typeface family Diodrum at Indian Type Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Aliz Borsa

    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.

    Her graduation project at KABK was the Leda family (2012): Leda Broken Bold (blackletter), Leda Serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Juan-José Marcos García]

    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.

    Alphabetum is not Marcos's only excursion into type design. In 2011, he created two simulation fonts called Sefarad and Al Andalus which imitate Hebrew and Arabic calligraphy, respectively.

    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]  ⦿

    ALT Foundry
    [Andreas Leonidou]

    ALT is the type foundry of Andreas Leonidou from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986.

    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).

    Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).

    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 2013: Modu (alchemic, hipster style), Modu Deco/a>, Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).

    Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).

    Typefaces from 2015: ALT Hazer (a great free shadow sans), ALT Smaq (a family of eight free beveled styles for Latin and Greek).

    Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link.

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    Alte Schriften
    [Susuanne Ulmke]

    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]  ⦿

    Alter Littera
    [José Alberto Mauricio]

    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.

    The typefaces:

    • Gutenberg (B42-type) A (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Under development.
    • Gutenberg (B42-type) B (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Published as Gutenberg B in 2012, this is a clean, smooth rendition of the B42-type used by Johann Gutenberg in his famous 42-line Bible. The font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting (almost) exactly as in Gutenberg's Bible and later incunabula. He says: The main historical sources used during the font design process were high-resolution scans from several printings of Gutenberg's Bible. Other sources were as follows: Kapr, A. (1996), Johann Gutenberg - The Man and his Invention, Aldershot: Scolar Press (ch. 7); De Hamel, C. (2001), The Book - A History of The Bible, London: Phaidon Press (ch. 8); Füssel, S. (2005), Gutenberg and the impact of printing, Burlington: Ashgate (ch. 1); and Man, J. (2009), The Gutenberg Revolution, London: Bantam (ch. 7).
    • Gutenberg (B42-type) C (Johann Gutenberg, Mainz, ca. 1455). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The 42-line Bible. Published in 2012 as Gutenberg C, this is a slightly roughened version of the Oldtype "Gutenberg B" Font, simulating irregularities and ink spreads associated with old metal types, papers and parchments.
    • Psalterium (Psalter-type) (Peter Schoeffer, Mainz, 1457). Includes the full set of special characters, alternates and ligatures from The Mainz Psalter (Psalterium Moguntinum). He writes: A clean, smooth adaptation of the magnificent gothic types used by Johann Fust and Peter Schöffer in their famous Mainz Psalter (Psalterium Moguntinum) of 1457, also used in their Canon of the Mass (Canon Missae) of 1458, and in their Benedictine Psalter (Psalterium Benedictinum) of 1459. [Although these works were published after Gutenberg's break with Fust, it is generally agreed that Gutenberg was working along with Fust and Schöffer on the Mainz Psalter while the 42-line Bible was still being printed.] In addition to the usual standard characters for typesetting modern texts, the font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, uncial initials (adapted from both the Mainz Psalter and early sixteenth-century Dutch types by Henric Pieterszoon), alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting (almost) exactly as in the Mainz Psalter and later incunabula.
    • Oude Hollandse (Henric Pieterszoon "Lettersnijder", Antwerp, 1492). Under development.
    • French Textura (Joos Lambrecht, Ghent, 1541). Under development.
    • Flamand A (Hendrik van den Keere, Antwerp, 1571). Under development.
    • Flamand B (Hendrik van den Keere, Antwerp, 1571). Under development.
    • Nederduits (Johann M. Fleischmann, Haarlem, 1733). Under development.
    • Psalter Gotisch (Benjamin Krebs Nachfolger, Frankfurt am Main, 1890). Under development.
    • Manuskript Gotisch (Bauersche Giesserei, Frankfurt am Main, 1899). Under development.
    • Munthe Schrift (Gerhard Munthe, Offenbach am Main, 1904), Under development.
    • Deutsche Schrift (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1910). Includes both normal and large, ornamental capitals (two sets), plus several finial characters and ornaments from Koch's original designs. He writes:A comprehensive and faithful rendition of Rudolf Koch's first release, usually referred to as "Fette Deutsche Schrift" or "Koch-Schrift". In addition to the regular character set, the font includes a large number of alternates and ligatures, plus two sets of ornamental initials (Initialen mit Zierstrichen und Punkten zur Koch-Schrift, and Initialen zur halbfetten deutschen Schrift). The main sources used during the font design process were a sample page from Hendlmeier, W. (1994), Kunstwerke der Schrift, Hannover: Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache (p. 164), and several specimen sheets from the Gebrüder Klingspor Type Foundry for Koch's Deutsche Schrift type family.
    • Maximilian (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1914). Includes normal, small (Klein), and roman (Antiqua) capitals, plus ornamental capitals and alternates (Zierbuchstaben). Under development.
    • Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift (Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1925). Includes both normal (wide) and narrow capitals, plus the full set of alternates, ligatures and finial characters from Koch's original designs.
    • Caslon Gotisch (D. Stempel A.G., Frankfurt am Main, 1926). Produced in 2012 as Caslon Gotisch, it is a faithful adaptation of the "Caslon-Gotisch" type acquired (among several other types) by D. Stempel A.G. in 1919 from the Leipzig printer Wilhelm E. Drugulin, and further developed by Stempel in later years. Details: In addition to the usual standard characters for typesetting in modern Western languages, the font includes a comprehensive set of special characters, alternates and ligatures, plus Opentype features, that can be used for typesetting as in antique writings and printings. The main sources used during the font design process were as follows: A sample page from Typographische Mitteilungen - XXIII Jahrgang - Heft 2 (1926), and a sample page from Hendlmeier, W. (1994), Kunstwerke der Schrift, Hannover: Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache (p. 37).
    • Gótico Cervantes (Fundición Tipográfica Richard Gans, Madrid, 1928). Under development.
    • Wallau (a rotunda by Rudolf Koch, Offenbach am Main, 1930). Includes German, Uncial, and Ornamental capitals. Under development.
    • Alter Gothic (Alter Littera, Madrid, 2012), or Alter Gothisch. This is Alter Littera's first original design. They write: Two specific sources must be acknowledeged: (1) the "Black" type from William Caslon's A Specimen of Printing Types (1785), and (2) the "Caslon Gotisch" type by D. Stempel A.G. (1926).
    • Gothic A. After late Carolingian and early Gothic manuscripts (12th century). Under development.
    • Gothic B. After Erhard Ratdolt's Lombardic Capitals (1491). Under development.
    • Gothic C. After Henric Pieterszoon's Uncials (1508). A comprehensive set of initials (usually referred to as Uncials, Lombardic Initials, or Lombards) of the Germanic variety, designed after Henric Pieterszoon's Gothise Monnikke Letteren as appearing in Enschedé, J. (1768), Proef van Letteren, Haarlem (p. 120); also mentioned as Great Primer Uncials and 2-line Brevier Uncials in Vervliet, H.D.L. (1968), Sixteenth-Century Printing Types of the Low Countries, Amsterdam: Hertzberger (pp. 54-55, and 212-213).
    • ATF Cincinnati, ATF Caxton, ATF Missal. From American Type Founders Company's American Specimen Book of Type Styles (1912). Under development.
    • Initials Bergling (2012, Alter Littera) is a comprehensive set of initials (usually referred to as Uncials, Lombardic Initials, or Lombards) of the French variety, adapted from Bergling's book Art Alphabets and Lettering (Second Edition) (1918, Chicago: Blakely-Oswald Printing Company).
    • Bergling B. From J.M. Bergling's Art Alphabets and Lettering (1918). Under development.
    • Morris. From William Morris's The Kelmscott Chaucer (1896). Under development.
    • Initials ATF Cloister (2012). After F.W. Goudy's Cloister Initials (1917).
    • Roman Square Capital. From 1st century B.C. onwards. Under development.
    • Roman Rustic. 1st to 6th centuries. Under development.
    • Uncial. 3rd to 6th centuries. Under development.
    • Artificial Uncial. 6th to 10th centuries. Under development.
    • Roman Half-Uncial. 3rd to 9th centuries. Under development.
    • Insular Majuscule. 6th to 9th centuries. Under development.
    • Insular Minuscule. From 6th century onwards. Under development.
    • Luxeuil Minuscule. 7th and 8th centuries. Under development.
    • Beneventan Minuscule. 8th to 13th centuries. Under development.
    • Carolingian Minuscule. 8th to mid-12th centuries. Under development.
    • Early Gothic. 11th and 12th centuries. Under development.
    • Gothic Textura Quadrata. 13th to 15th centuries. Under development.
    • Gothic Textura Prescisus. 13th to 15th centuries. Under development.
    • Gothic Rotunda. 12th to 16th centuries. Under development.
    • Gothic Littera Bastarda. From 13th century onwards. Under development.
    • Fraktur. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
    • Humanistic Book Script. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
    • Humanistic Cursive. From 15th century onwards. Under development.
    • ATF Missal Caxton (2012): A comprehensive set of initials, frames and borders, adapted from American Type Founders (ATF) Company's American Specimen Book of Type Styles, Jersey City, 1912 (pp. 944-5). The font contains over one hundred glyphs, including clean renditions of both Missal Initials and Caxton Initials, plus adaptations of Department Store Initials and French Cast Squares. Caxton Initials were first designed by F. Goudy in 1905. Missal Initials is originally due to Will Bradley in 1904.
    • Alter Headletter (2012). An original from Alter Littera in the style of Century Bold Condensed.
    • The Oldtype Gutenberg A Font (2012, free) is a free abridged edition of the full-featured Gutenberg B and Gutenberg C fonts.
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    Alternika Fonts

    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]  ⦿

    Alvaro Yuste

    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]  ⦿

    Amar Choiruddin

    Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the free spurred display typeface Migunani (2014) and the free all caps blackletter typeface Dapurandes (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Amelie Bldx

    During her graphic design studies at the ECV Nord Europe, Lille-based Amélie Bldx created a blackletter typeface in Illustrator (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Amondo Szegi
    [FONTana Typestudio]

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    AMS fonts

    AMS Euler (a calligraphic font, designed by Herman Zapf), AMS Cyrillic, AMS Computer Modern, AMS extra math symbols (msam, msbm). In metafont and type 1 formats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ana Marin

    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.

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    Anders Engen

    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.

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    [Roberto Osses]

    Chilean foundry with both free and commercial typefaces. The free faces gre mostly out of Esos tipos de la UTEM, the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile.:

    • By Rodrigo Valenzuela: Maipo (2009, a precolombian native face), La Vega Fraktur (2008).
    • By Fabian Flores: Miliciana (2008), a militant poster face.
    • By Ariel Martinez: dfdDefensa (2009), a gothic angular face.
    • By Jonathan Vivanco: The Go Font (2008), an ultra fat credit card face.
    • By Sebastian Contreras: Basural (2008, grunge).
    • By Santiago Toro: Nahueltoro (2007), an exceptionally beautiful comic book style headline face.
    • By Matias Quiroz: dfdCanibalisma (2007), described as a font for zombies.
    • By Daniela Martinez: Lastarria (2007), a curly ornamental face.
    • By Felipe Vicencio: Chasquilla (2007), a graffiti face.
    • By Mariana Sanchez: dfd Animita (2007), an organic hand-printed face.
    • By Macarena Budin: Selfish Jean (2008), a condensed headline sans with some contrast.
    • By Macarenna Rocco: Revolucionaria (2009), a strong slab serif face.
    • By Flora Argemi: Rakatan Negra (2011). A comic book style.
    • By Alejandro Scaff and Javier Quintana: dfd Nueva Estadio (2009).
    • By Macarenna Rocco and Javier Quintana: dfd Revolucionaria (2009).
    • By Daniel Hernandez: Pincoya Black (2009-2010).
    The commercial faces include Mazúrquica (2011, Violeta Parra and Javier Quintana). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrea Fusinski

    In Laura Meseguer's class in Barcelona, Andrea Fusinski designed a German expressionist typeface called Shelley (2013).

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    Andrea Garcí Flores

    Tampico, Mexico-based designer of the blackletter typeface Oh Victoria (2012) which was created during a course taken from Francisco Calles.

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    Andrea Mernijk

    Novi Sad, Serbia-based designer of Gothica (2013), a typeface that blends paper-folding (origami) with blackletter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrés M. Briganti

    Buenos Aires-based illustrator and designer, whose studio is called BAMB. 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. Vera (2013) is an upright fat didone with extreme contrast.

    Behance link. Cargocollective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andreas Brietzke
    [Pixel und Punkte]

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    Andreas Höfeld
    [Fontgrube AH]

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    Andreas Leonidou
    [ALT Foundry]

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    Andreas Pohancenik

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    Andreas Seidel

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    Andreas Stötzner
    [SIAS (or: Signographical Institute Andreas Stötzner)]

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    Andreu Balius Planelles
    [Type Republic]

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    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).

    FontFont link. Linotype link. Behance link.

    His production:

    • Garcia/Typerware offers about 50 fonts, including some very artsy faces, such as Fabrique (Andreu Balius), Futuda, Garcia Bodoni (Typerware), Alkimia (Estudi Xarop), Ariadna (pixel font, 1988-1989), Garcia Bitmap (1993), Playtext (Andreu Balius, 1995), Matilde Script (Andreu Balius, 1994: an embroidery face), Fabrique (1993, Andreu Balius) and Dinamo (1993, Balius and Casasin at Typerware), Helvetica Fondue (1993-1994), Futuda (1993), Ozo Type (1994), Tiparracus (1994, dingbats), Mi mama Me Soba Script (1994), Parkinson (1994), Garcia Bodoni (1995), Garcia snack's (1993-1995), Juan Castillo Script (1995, irregular handwriting), and Vizente Fuster (1995), all by Andreu Balius and Joancarles Casasin, 1993-1995; Water Knife (Laudelino L.Q., 1995); Alquimia (Estudi Xarop, 1995); Jam Jamie (Malcolm Webb, 1996); Network (Alex Gifreu, 1996); Panxo-Pinxo (David Molins, 1996); Euroface 80 mph (Peter Bilak, 1996); Inmaculatta (Roberto Saenz Maguregui, 1997); Proceso Sans (by Argentinan Pablo Cosgaya, 1996); Afligidos deudos (Adria Gual, 1996); Route 66 (Francesc Vidal, 1997); Popular (Sergi Ibanez, 1997); Visible (handwriting by Fabrice Trovato, 1997); SoundFile (Reto Brunner, 1998); Ninja type (kana-lookalike alphabet by Charly Brown, 1995); Vertigo (Charly Brown, 1996); Loop UltraNormal (Franco and Sven, 1996); Inercia (Inigo Jerez, 1996).
    • Fontshop: FF Fontsoup.
    • ITC: ITC Temble (1996, a great subdued ghoulish face). With Joancarles P. Casasin, he created ITC Belter (1996) and ITC Belter Mega Outline (1996).
    • Typerware: Czeska was developed from Vojtech Preissig's woodtype faces. Andreu Balius completed the design and included an italic version and a large variety of ligatures (both for regular and italic).
    • Type Republic: Pradell, Trochut, SuperVeloz, SV Marfil Caps (2004), SV Fauno Caps. Pradell was freely inspired from punches cut by catalan punchcutter Eudald Pradell (1721-1788), and is considered to be Balius' main work. Trochut is based on specimens from the 1940s by Joan Trochut. SuperVeloz is a collection of the type modules designed by Joan Trochut and produced at José Iranzo foundry in the beginning of the 40's, in Barcelona. Digitized and recovered by Andreu Balius and Alex Trochut in 2004. Example of such composition of modules include the great art nouveau faces SV Fauno Caps and SV Marfil Caps. In 2007, he added Taüll, a blackletter type. Still in 2007, he did the revival Elizabeth ND, which was based on an old type of Elizabeth Friedlander.
    • In 2008, he created the Vogue mag like family Carmen (Display, Fiesta, Regular), which are rooted in the didone style. Carmen, and its flirtatious companion Carmen Fiesta, were both reviewed by Typographica.
    • Barna (2011) and Barna Stencil (2011).
    • In 2012, Trochut was published as a free font family at Google Web Fonts. It was based on Joan Trochut-Blanchard's Bisonte.
    • Lladro (2012) is a custom sans typeface done for the Lladro company.
    • Rioja (2013) is a grotesque typeface that was custom-designed for Universidad de La Rioja.
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    Andrew H. Leman
    [E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)]

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    Andrew Hart

    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 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 J. Gryc

    Designer of the free blackletter typeface AutoREALM Blackletter (1999). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrew Martin
    [Thumbnail Designs]

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    Andrew McCluskey

    Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (Nalgames, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) 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 faces.

    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), 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, Vermin Vibes Dystopia, 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: 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.

    Dafont link. Most of his faces were made using FontStruct, where he is known as NAL or Notalot. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrew S. Meit

    Plantation, FL-based designer of GoodCityModernPlain (1991, a blackletter font based on J. Gutenburg's 42-line bible), and LombardocMedium (1991).

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    Andrey Chernevich

    Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).

    He created the free faces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).

    More recent fonts include G Style, Amega Star, Pobeda, Brather Script, MCF Iraida Script.

    Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrey Jahred

    Designer and jewelry maker in Bandung, Indonesia. Creator of the blackletter / tattoo font Typebeast (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andrey Martynov

    Ekaterinburg, Russia-based calligrapher. Creator of a Latin Kanzlei-style blackletter alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andy Benedek
    [Font Factory]

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    Andy Clymer

    Andy Clymer studied at San Diego State University. At that time, he was working on Stencil Fraktur (2002). In 2004-2005, he became a grad student at the KABK in Den Haag. He joined the typeface development department of Hoefler&Frere-Jones in New York in 2005.

    In 2015, Jonathan Hoefler and Andy Clymer cooperated on the decorative copperplate engraved emulation typeface Obsidian. Various kinds of 3d illumination in Obsidian were obtained by an algorithmic process. Not to be confused with about ten other fonts called Obsidian--for example, we have Obsidian (pre 2003, Silver Graphics), Obsidian (2014, Steffi Strick), Obsidian (2012, Krzysztof Stryjewski), Obsidian Deco (2013, Yautja), Obsidian (2005, Sparklefonts), and Obsidian Chunks (pre 2002, Jeni Pleskow). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Andy Cruz
    [House Industries]

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    Andy Forrester

    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]  ⦿

    Angel Caballero

    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

    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).

    Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Angst Free Fonts
    [Chris Dunfield]

    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
    [ARS Type (was ARS Design)]

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    Anita Lukacsi

    Graphic designer in Budapest. She created the wonderful Fraktur typeface Mantodeum (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anita Sun

    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]  ⦿

    Anke Arnold
    [Anke Art]

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    Anke Art
    [Anke Arnold]

    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.

    English page. For 10DM (5 USD), Anke will make your handwriting into a font! Alternate URL. Dafont link. Another link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anna Bergmann

    Berlin-based designer of the semi-blackletter typeface Frago (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anna Ogonowska

    Poznan, Poland-based student designer who created the angular blackletter-inspired typeface Odpustova (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ansgar Schoppmeyer

    Type designer (b. 1857, Berlin, d. 1922, Berlin) who made Flinsch-Fraktur (1911, Flinsch, Bauersche Giesserei). Flinsch Fraktur is also called Frankfurter Fraktur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anthony Datty

    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 faces by Ulrich Gering that go back to the 1470s. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anthony Nash
    [Classic Font Company]

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    Anthony Robinson

    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 faces 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 faces.

    Rollerball 1975 (2012) is the font used in the Rollerball movie. Western Show Caps (2012) is a Western circus font. Stoned (2012) evokes letters carved in stone.

    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), Barbarian (2013), 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).

    Dafont link. Aka Anfa. Home page. Another URL. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anthony Vallejos

    Anthony Vallejos (Irvine, CA) created the tattoo / blackletter typeface Love=Evol (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Antifa Publishing

    Hannover, Germany-based outfit that published the Fraktur font Propaganda (1999). Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Anton Drachuk

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    Anton Koberger

    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 faces, 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:

    • Manfred Klein created the blackletter typeface FF Koberger for Fontfont.
    • Ernst H. Wulfert created a blackletter typeface called Koberger.
    • Paulo W created ScotoKobergerFrakturN11 (2007) and ScotoKobergerFrakturN9 (2007). He chose the name because of Ottaviano Scotus, whose blackletter types were similar to Koberger's. Paulo W writes: Ottaviano Scotus headed a distinguished family of Venetian printers. Born of a noble family of Monza, he came to Venice at the age of 35 and operated a press there between 1479 and 1484. He continued as an editor until 1499 whereupon his heirs, including his brothers and nephews, undertook their own activity (1499-1532).
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    Anton Studer
    [Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)]

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    Antonin Kavalec

    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), JGJDrerGothic (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.
    Alte Schwabacher 1470
    Andreas-Schrift 1942-1948 Hans Kühne (1910-1961)
    Breitkopf-Fraktur 1750 Johann Gottlob Imanuel Breitkopf (1719-1794)
    Caslon-Gotisch 1760 William Caslon (1692-1766)
    Claudius 1931-1937 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Deutsche Kursiv 1909 Richard Ludwig
    Deutsche Werkschrift 1934 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Deutsche Zierschrift 1919-1921 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Eckmann-Schrift 1900-1902 Otto Eckmann
    Ehmcke-Schwabacher 1920 Fritz Helmut Ehmcke (1878-1965)
    Eisenacher Fraktur 1994 Christian Spremberg (1956)
    Fette Gotisch 1893 Hausschnitt
    Fichte-Fraktur 1934-1939 Walter Tiemann (1876-1951)
    Frühling 1913-1914 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Gilgengart 1938 Hermann Zapf (1918)
    Kleist-Fraktur 1928 Walter Tiemann (1876-1951)
    Koch-Fraktur 1910-1921 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Lincoln-Gotisch 1907 Morris Fuller Benton
    Maximilian 1926 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Normal-Fraktur 1913-1914 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Offenbacher Schwabacher 1926 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Peter-Jessen-Schrift 1899-1900 Rudolf Koch
    Post-Fraktur 1935-1940 Herbert Post (1903-1978)
    Rhapsodie 1951 Ilse Schüle (1903-1997)
    Straßburg 1926 Hausschnitt der H. Berthold AG
    Tannenberg 1933-1935 Emil Mayer (1898-1983)
    Thannhaeuser-Fraktur 1937 Herbert Thannhaeuser (1898-1963)
    Unger-Fraktur 1794 Johann Friedrich Unger (1750-1804)
    Walbaum-Fraktur 1800 J. G. Justus Erich Walbaum (1768-1837)
    Wallau 1924-1936 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Wartburg-Fraktur 1998 Christian Spremberg
    Weißgotisch 1936-1937 Emil Rudolf Weiß (1875-1942)
    Wilhelm-Klingspor-Schrift 1920-1926 Rudolf Koch (1876-1934)
    Zentenar-Fraktur 1937-1938 Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler (1882-1956)
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    Antonio J. Morata

    Antonio J. Morata (Almeria, Spain, b. 1968) is a FontStructor (aka elmoyenique) who used FontStruct to make several modular faces starting in 2010. The typeface names start with z. We list them alphabetically:

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Antraxja Fonts (or: Atrax)
    [Rafal Brzezinski]

    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).

    Alternate URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    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.

    Typefaces from 2014: Game Over, Aurora Light, Flowidity, Oxquad (textured, octagonal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Apple Fonts

    Alternate URL. The history of all fonts used and produced by Apple. A brief summary of this:

    • Corporate fonts and brand identity
      • Motter Tektura (designed by Othmar Motter of Voralberger Graphic in 1975): before the first Macintosh, Apple used Motter Tektura to accompany the Apple logo. "According to the logo designer, Rob Janoff, the typeface was selected for its playful qualities and techno look, in line with Apple's mission statement of making high-technology accessible to anyone."
      • Apple Garamond, the new corporate font used when the Macintosh was introduced in 1984. ITC Garamond (Tony Stan, 1977) was condensed to 80% of its normal width by Bitstream, who also adjusted and hinted it. Apple Garamond was used in most of Apple's marketing. The Wikipedia comment: "Many typographers consider ITC Garamond in general, and Apple Garamond in particular, to be poorly designed typefaces. A common viewpoint is that the algorithmic scaling distorted the typeface."
      • Myriad Pro: starting in 2002, Apple began using Myriad Pro Semibold (a sans serif face) in its marketing, gradually replacing Apple Garamond. MyriadPro and MyriadApple can be downloaded here.
      • Gill Sans Regular: used in the marketing of the Newton PDA.
    • Fonts of the original Macintosh All but one of these bitmap fonts were due to Susan Kare. The fonts were originally named after stops along the Paoli, Pennsylvania commuter train line: Overbrook, Merion, Ardmore, and Rosemont. Later, under pressure from Steve Jobs, names of world cities were chosen. A number of different variants of each font were algorithmically generated on-the-fly from the standard fonts. Bold, italic, outlined, underlined and shadowed variations were the most common.
      • Cairo: a bitmap dingbat font, most famous for the dogcow at the 'z' character position.
      • Chicago (sans-serif): the default Macintosh system font in System 17.6.
      • Geneva (sans-serif): designed for small point sizes and prevalent in all versions of the Mac user interface.
      • London (blackletter): an Old English-style font.
      • Los Angeles (script): a thin font that emulated handwriting.
      • Monaco (sans-serif, monospaced): a fixed-width font well-suited for 912 pt use.
      • New York (serif): a Times Roman-inspired font.
      • San Francisco: a ransom note face.
      • Venice (script): a calligraphic font designed by Bill Atkinson.
    • Fonts in Mac OS X
      • Lucida Grande: the primary system font in Mac OS X (all versions). Lucida Grande looks like Lucida Sans, but has more glyphs. It covers Roman, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Arabic, Thai and Greek. Many of its 2800+ glyphs were added by Michael Everson to the original collection.
      • Mac OS X ships with a number of high-quality typefaces, for a number of different scripts, licensed from several sources.
      • LastResort (designed by Michael Everson of Evertype): used by the system to display reference glyphs in the event that real glyphs needed to display a given character are not found in any other available font. Wikipedia states: "The glyphs are square with rounded corners with a bold outline. In the left and right sides of the outline, the Unicode range that the character belongs to is given using hexadecimal digits. Top and bottom are used for one or two descriptions of the Unicode block name. A symbol representative of the block is centered inside the square. By Everson's design, the typeface used for the text cut-outs in the outline is Chicago, otherwise not included with Mac OS X. The LastResort font has been part of Mac OS since version 8.5, but the limited success of ATSUI on the classic Mac OS means that only users of Mac OS X are regularly exposed to it."
      • Apple Symbols: a dingbat font that complements the symbols from Lucida Grande, inttroduced first in Mac OS X 10.3 ("Panther").
      • Zapfino (a calligraphic typeface designed by and named after renowned typeface designer Hermann Zapf for Linotype, based on an example he first drew in 1944): Zapfino utilizes the most advanced typographic features of the truetype format, and is partially included in OS X as a technology demo for ligatures and character substitutions.
      • Mac OS X Snow Leopard comes with four new fonts in 2009: Chalkduster (emulating chalk on a blackboard), Menlo (a monospaced family based on Bitstream's Vera Sans Mono that replaces Monaco for applications such as Terminal and code editors; see also Deja Vu Sans Serif Mono), Heiti SC and TC and Hiragino Sans GB.
    • Fonts used in other devices
      • Espy Sans: designed in 1993 by Apple's Human Interface Group designed the typeface Espy Sans specifically for on-screen use. It was first used for the Newton OS GUI and later integrated into Apple's eWorld online service.
      • eWorld Tight: a bitmap font used for headlines in Apple's eWorld. The metrics of eWorld Tight were based on Helvetica Ultra Compressed.
      • Chicago (see above): bitmap typeface used in Apple's iPod music player since 2001.
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    Archive Type
    [Matevz Medja]

    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 faces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter faces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic faces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other faces: 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 faces: 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:

    • The Archive 40: Archive Western Iron, Archive American Shadow, Archive Antiqua Extra Cond, Archive Antique Extended, Archive Atlantique, Archive Autograph Script, Archive Black Title Text, Archive Black Title, Archive Blackcap, Archive Chased Black, Archive Cider, Archive Copperplate Head, Archive Copperplate Text, Archive Egipt Compressed, Archive French Script, Archive French Shaded, Archive Garfield (2005), Archive German Text, Archive Gothic Ornate, Archive Grotesque Shaded, Archive Harlem Title, Archive Ironlace, Archive Kludsky, Archive Lightface Extended, Archive Magno Script, Archive Mann, Archive Modern II Open, Archive Modern II, Archive Old Style Condensed, Archive Penman Script, Archive Petite Script, Archive Ribbon, Archive Roundface Script, Archive Roundhand Script, Archive Salisbury Script, Archive School Text, Archive Steeler, Archive Tale, Archive Tilt, Archive Tinted.
    • Archive Americana: Archive American Shadow, Archive Steeler, Archive Tilt, Archive Grotesque Shaded, Archive Black Title, Archive Mann, Archive Autograph Script, Archive Tinted, Archive Harlem Title.
    • Archive Western: Archive Egipt Compressed, Archive French Shaded, Archive Western Iron, Archive Antique Extended, Archive Copperplate Head, Archive Ribbon, Archive Gothic Ornate, Archive Oldstyle Condensed, Archive Lightface Extended, Archive Ironlace.

    Creative Market link.

    View Archive Type / Matevz Medja's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    80-font archive, with emphasis on Fraktur fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ari Rafaeli

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    Aring Typeface
    [Måns Grebäck]

    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:

    View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.

    Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Another URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Buy fonts directly from Måns Grebäck. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Arnaud Le Roux

    Parisian graphic designer who created Meneïde (2013, a free blackletter stencil) and Foresee (2013, a free geometric display typeface).

    In 2014, he created the free experimental typeface Coda as a tribute to Paul Renner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Arnold Hans Morscher

    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]  ⦿

    Aron Jancso

    Extraordinary Hungarian design talent based in Budapest, 1986-2015. I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work or find appropriate ords 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).

    Typographic poster examples: A, B, C, D, E, F, G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q. Examples of typographically great bike posters: A | B | C.

    Behance link. Facebook link. Flickr link. Die Gestalten link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    ARS Type (was ARS Design)
    [Angus R. Shamal]

    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), District (experimental), Descendiaan, Zero Rate (futuristic), Tegel (1998, stencil, kitchen tile), Twenty (octagonal, techno), Trio (dot matrix fonts), Maquette (1999), Region, Product (2007, sans faces), 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 shadowed 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Arthur Pestner

    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

    Arthur Reinders Folmer (or Arthus) is from Haarlem, The Netherlands. He created the free ornamental all-caps typeface Magical Unicorn (2011), Elerium (2012, an upright italic), and the tringaulated Crystalline (2012). It has been a long wait, but finally someone had the courage to create a typeface with the name Obesitas: Obesitas Sans (2012), advertised as the mother of all fat typefaces. Pylon (2012) was inspired by electricity pylons.

    IN 2013, he designed Angellocks, a semi-blackletter typeface.

    Dafont link. Behance link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Arthur Schulze

    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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Arthur Vanson

    British designer of Stratford, a blackletter font done at Letterhead Fonts in 2002. Also in 2002, he made the 6-weight Hindlewood fraktur family (in Sans, Soft, or Hard; and Regular or Groteque) and the 3-weight signage font Opening Night (2002). Other fonts include Red Sable Script (2006, photolettering age script), Senatus, Flash Script (signage), LHF Chesham Sans, 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), Tallington (strong sans), and American Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Ari Rafaeli]

    ARTypes is based in Chicago, and is run by Ari Rafaeli. List of their typefaces categorized by revival type:

    • Hermann Eidenbenz: Graphique (1946) now called Graphique AR, a shadow face.
    • Jan van Krimpen (Enschedé) revivals: Romulus Kapitalen (1931), Romulus Open (1936), Curwen Initials (Van Krimpen did these in 1925 for The Curwen Press at Plaistow, London), and Open Kapitalen (1928).
    • Jacques-François Rosart: Rosart811, a decorative initial typeface that is a digital version of the 2-line great primer letters cut by J. F. Rosart for Izaak&Johannes Enschedé in 1759 (Enschedé no. 811).
    • Stephenson Blake revivals: Borders, Parisian Ronde.
    • Rudolf Koch (Klingspor) revivals: Holla, Koch-Antiqua-Kursiv Zierbuchstaben, Maximilian-Antiqua, Neuland 24pt.
    • Bernard Naudin (Deberny&Peignot) revival: Le Champlevé.
    • W. F. Kemper (Ludwig&Mayer) revival: Colonia. P.H. Raedisch: Lutetia Open (2007) is based on the 48-pt Lutetia capitals engraved by P. H. Raedisch under the direction of Jan van Krimpen for Enschedé in 1928.
    • Richard Austin: Fry's Ornamented (2007) is a revival of Ornamented No. 2 which was cut by Richard Austin for Dr. Edmund Fry in 1796. Stephenson, Blake&Co. acquired the type in 1905, and in 1948 they issued fonts in 30-pt (the size of the original design), 36-, 48- and 60-pt.
    • Max Caflisch (Bauer) revival: Columna.
    • Elisabeth Friedlaender (Bauer) revivals: Elisabeth-Antiqua, Elisabeth-Kursiv (and swash letters). Linotype Friedlaender borders.
    • Herbert Thannhaeuser (Typoart) revival: Erler-Versalien.
    • O. Menhart (Grafotechna) revivals: Manuscript Grazhdanka (cyrillic), Figural, Figural Italic (and swash letters). Also, Grafotechna ornaments (maybe not by Menhart).
    • Hiero Rhode (Johannes Wagner) revival: Hiero-Rhode-Antiqua (2007).
    • F. H. E. Schneidler (Bauer) revival: Legende.
    • Herbert Post revival: Post-Antiqua swash letters.
    • Georg Trump (Weber) revivals: Trump swash letters, Trump-Gravur (called Gravur AR now). The outline caps typeface Forum I-AR is derived from the Forum I type designed by Georg Trump (1948, C. E. Weber). Signum AR-A and Signum AR-B (2011) are based on Trump's Signum (1955, C.E. Weber). Palomba AR (2011) is based on Trump's angular calligraphic typeface Palomba (1954-1955, C.E. Weber). Amati AR (2011) is based on a Georg Trump design from 1953.
    • Hermann Zapf revival: Stempel astrological signs.
    • F.H. Ernst Schneidler: Zentenar Initialen is based on the initials designed by Prof. F. H. E. Schneidler, ca. 1937, for his Zentenar-Fraktur types.
    • Isaac Moore: Old Face Open (Fry's Shaded) is a decorative Baskerville which was probably cut by Isaac Moore for Fry ca. 1788. A revival was issued in eight sizes by Stephenson Blake in 1928.
    • Border units and ornaments: Amsterdam Apollo borders, Gracia dashes, Primula ornaments, Bauer Bernhard Curves, Weiß-Schmuck, Curwen Press Flowers, Klingspor Cocktail-Schmuck, Nebiolo fregi di contorno, Attika borders, English (swelled) rules, Künstler-Linien, an-Schmuck, Primavera-Schmuck.
    • Freie Initialen are derived from initials made for the Stempel Garamond series. The type was issued in 1928 in three sizes (36, 48, and 60 pt); the AR version follows the 60-pt design.
    • Initiales Grecques, based on Firmin Didot's design, ca. 1800.
    • Emil A. Neukomm revivals: Bravo AR (2007; originally 1945).
    • Ernst Bentele revivals: Bentele-Unziale (2007).
    • Joseph Gillé: Initiales ombrées (2007) is based on Gillé's original all caps typeface from 1828.
    • Maria-Ballé-Initials (2007), after an original font from Bauersche Giesserei.
    • Raffia Initials (1952, Henk Krijger): revived by ARTypes in 2008 as Raffia.
    • Ornaments 1 AR (2010): from designs from 18th and 19th century typefounders that were ancestors of the Stephenson Blake foundry.
    • Ornaments 2 AR (2010): Ornaments 2 contains designs for the Fanfare Press by Berthold Wolpe (1939) and for the Kynoch Press by Tirzah Garwood (ca. 1927).
    • Ornaments 3 AR (2010): based on designs by Bernard Naudin for Deberny et Peignot, c. 1924; and ornaments based on designs by Oldrich Menhart, Karel Svolinsky and Jaroslav Slab for the state printing office of Czechoslovakia and Grafotechna.
    • Ornaments 4 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Apollo and Gracia ornaments and the Amsterdam Crous-Vidal dashes (designed by Crous-Vidal).
    • Ornaments 5 AR (2010): based on the Amsterdam Primula ornaments designed by Imre Reiner, 1949.
    • Ornaments 6 AR (2010): based on designs for the Curwen Press by Edward Bawden and Percy Smith.
    • Yü Bing-nan revival: Freundschafts-Antiqua AR (2010). Freundschafts-Antiqua (which was also called Chinesische Antiqua) was designed in 1962 by the Chinese calligrapher Yü Bing-nan when he was a student at the Hochschule für Grafik und Buchkunst at Leipzig in 1960.
    • Sans Serif Inline (2011). Based on the 36-point design of the Amsterdam Nobel Inline capitals (1931).
    • Hildegard Korger revivals: Typoskript AR (2010) is based on a metal type which was produced in 1968 by VEB Typoart, Dresden, from a design of the German calligrapher and lettering artist Hildegard Korger.
    • Hans Kühne revival: Kuehne-Antiqua AR (2010) revives a Basque typeface by Hans Kühne.
    • The Troyer AR ornaments (2010) are based on the first series of ornaments designed for American Type Founders by Johannes Troyer in 1953.
    • The Happy Christmas font (2011) is a snowflake font that is based on designs by Amsterdam and Haas, c. 1950. December Ornaments (2011) contains the 36 Amsterdam designs which were originally issued in 24 and 36 point.
    • Walter Diethelm: Diethelm AR (2011) revives Walter Diethelm's Diethelm Antiqua (1948-1951, Haas).
    • Walter Brudi revivals: Pan AR (2010, based on a 1957 font by Brudi).
    • Hermecito (2013) is a 46-style type system based on an angular serif. It covers Cyrillic, Latin, Greek and several other scripts. Besides being eminently readable, it also has extensive coverage of mathematical and phonetic symbols. Renzo (2013) is along the same lines but with sharpened serifs.
    • Spiral (2014) is a revival of a typeface called Spiral designed by Joseph Blumenthal and cut bu Louis Hoell in 1930. In 1936, Monotype reissued that type as Emerson 320.
    MyFonts link.

    View the typefaces made by Ari Rafaeli / ARTypes. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ashendene Press
    [C. H. St. John Hornby]

    "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. " Note: Its Ptolemy Roman type was designed based on the roman lettering of Leonhard Holle used in "Ptolemy" (1482). 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. The Ashendene Press disappeared in 1936. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
    [Bhikkhu Pesala]

    On this site dedicated to Pali fonts, we find Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts: Akkhara, Cankama (2009, blackletter), Carita (2006, all caps roman), Garava (2006), Guru (2008: made for Buddhist publications, it is a rather complete Latin, Greek and symbol font), Hattha (2007, felt marker face), Kabala (2009, after Kabel...), Lekhana (2008, in Zapf Chancery style), Mandala (2007, geometric sans), Odana (2006), Pali, Talapatta, Talapanna (2007), Veluvana (2006), Verajja (2006), Yolanda (2008, calligraphic). The Pali fonts all have over 1400 Latin characters with diacritics including those needed for Sanskrit and Pali transcriptions. They cover Latin, Vietnamese, chess symbols, and astrological signs, and are based on Zapf's Palatino. Bhikkhu Pesala is a Buddhist monk in London. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Astigmatic One Eye
    [Brian J. Bonislawsky]

    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.

    Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link.

    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 (2011, free 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), 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), 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 (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, 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. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, 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.

    At Bitstream in 2001, AOE published Cavalero, Stingwire and Tannarin. And in 2002, he published the comic book font Big Limbo, Euro Machina BT and Islander there. Bio at Bitstream.

    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 faces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, 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), 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 typefoundry 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)).

    View Astigmatic's typeface library. View the typefaces made by Brian Bonislawsky.

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    [Glenn Parsons]

    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 faces. He also designed the tattoo typeface Dragon Fang (2011), Sugarbang (2012, comic book style), and the octagonal wedge typeface Spacepod (2012).

    In 2013, Glenn created the comic book style typefaces Rocket Pop, Rocket Pop Outline and Koo Koo Puff. Signal 1885 (2013) is a vintage cursive script.

    In 2014, he published Hexxes (a hexagonal typeface family), the retro futuristic mutant typography typeface Redrail Superfast.

    Typefaces frrom 2015: Barn Owl (layered eroded wood style).

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    [Andreas Seidel]

    Astype.de is a German foundry started in 2003 by illustrator and type designer Andreas Seidel (b. 1975). He lives in Cottbus, Germany. Home page. See also here. In 2007, he and Ingo Preuss set up The German Type Foundry. The typefaces:

    • One of his first typefaces was Crayfish (originally a URW font, but withdrawn by Seidel from URW in 2002). Crayfish is a display type originally designed for an American Football club. The Crayfish faces are sold as Thunder Bold and Titan Bold.
    • Check his nice weather symbols (not a font).
    • He finished Ornaments Thanksgiving and the great ASTYPEOrnaments-WineGrape A (2004).
    • He is working on 14th century initials (2003).
    • He created Sattler (2003): Joseph Kaspar Sattler, one of the great German art nouveau artists created these nice initials in 1897 for the famous royal monumental book project Die Nibelunge for the Reichsdruckerei Berlin. Only 200 exclusive signed masterpieces were printed in four years from 1900 till 1904. Joseph Sattler was the art director, type designer and designer in one person. The Reichsdruckerei showed samples of the unfinished work in 1900 at the world exhibition in Paris to advertise the high craftsmanship of the German presses.
    • He made Heraut (2003), an art nouveau lettering typeface based on a 1901 design of Hermann Hoffmann called Herold Reklameschrift.
    • He created Sveva AS Versal (2003, art nouveau).
    • About Missa Solemnis, he writes: Solemnis was designed by Günter Gerhard Lange and first cut in metal 1953 (this is the date he quotes himself, other sources mention 1950 or 1952). It seems to be one of his earliest typeface designs that he had done as a freelancer for H. Berthold AG in Berlin. [...] Missa Solemnis AS is a new, remastered and extended version of Mr Lange's typeface. The font is available in the OpenType format and comes in two styles: 1953 and 2003. The 1953 style contains all characters of the original metal type, as well as a few additions. [...] The 2003 cut is more delicate and makes extensive use of the OpenType format. It contains over 650 glyphs, covering Roman-based languages of Western and Central Europe. His Solemnis inspired Simeon AS (2003), a 650-glyph uncial style face.
    • In 2004, he created Missale Incana, an interpretation of a typeface from Herbert Thannhaueser.
    • Still in 2004, he created ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas A2 and ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas A. These were followed in 2005 by ASTYPE Ornaments Christmas B.
    • He made Missale Lunea (2004, uncial). This has astroligical symbols, moon phases and medieval characters.
    • In 2005, the exquisite calligraphic script typeface Gracia was added, consisting of Gracia No. 44, 45, 54 and 55 (graceful calligraphic script), and Gracia Solo.
    • Paola is a redesigned, new interpretation of a brush typeface from Carl Rudolf Pohl.
    • He made Adana (2005): The roots of Adana going back to the year 1930, to the Berlin-based German graphic designer Wilhelm Berg. His typeface can be interpreted as an answer to Lucian Bernhards Schönschrift. The Initials are nearly close to the original drawings but the Circular typeface was changed dramaticly. Excentric, unusual forms and loops were changed to fit todays needs. Due to the lack of a corresponding Roman letter form, the Regular version was designed including small caps, fitting the contrast and swinging shapes of Adana Circular. Both typefaces play well together in all kinds of adverts, as well with designs like Bodoni or Didot.
    • Alea AS Initials (2005) is a floral faced based on the drawings of Maria Ballé.
    • Taiko (2006). A revival of Otto Arpke's Arpke Antiqua (1928, copperplate).
    • ASTYPE Ornaments Accolades A (2007), and ASTYPE Ornaments Accolades C (2011).
    • GTF Toshna Std (2008, German Type Foundry) is a garaldic type family in three optical weights, after a 1955 family called Tschörtner-Antiqua by Hellmuth Tschörtner that was very popular in the DDR.
    • Secca (2009, German Type Foundry) is a simple sans family rooted in early German grotesque type designs. See also Secca Soft (2014) and Secca Stencil (2015).
    • Nepos (2010) is an experimental modular type kit consisting of ready-made typefaces and a set of special BUILD fonts to build your own letters and ornaments. These BUILD fonts can be used on layers with different colors and overprinting for special effects. The effects like Antiplex can be considered as kitchen tiles. There are also color inversions and stencil types.
    • Secca Saloon (2011) is a versatile ornamental Western family.
    • Popsil (2011) is a white-on-black hand-printed poster face.
    • Ademo (2011) is a classic shaded layered 3d caps face, based on two typefaces designed by Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt that were published in 1931-1932 by Schriftguss AG.
    • Wood Bonnet Antique No.7 (2012) is based on real vintage wood type blocks from Switzerland.
    • VTG Stencil US No. 4 (2012) is based on plate US No. 4 from New York Stencil Works. This revolving stencil-plate was invented by Eugene L. Tarbox and patented in 1868. The military stencil fonts VTG Stencil US No. 2 (+Ornaments), VTG Stencil US No. 51, VTG Stencil UK No. 76, VTG Stencil Germany No. 101 (2014, modeled after historic blackletter stencil plates from Bavaria), and followed in 2014.
    • VTG Stencil Germany No. 1 (2013) is a set of nicely executed didone stencil typefaces based on real models used in Germany from 1871-1918 and later. There is a Sketch style.
    • Wood Poster Eight (2015) is a free wood type slab serif.

    Behance link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link.

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    Ata Syed

    Ata Syed (Karachi, Pakistan) has a dual identity at FontStruct, where he is one of the most prolific contributors. He is known there as thalamic and as minimum. Behance link.

    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 faces), 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 faces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline faces, 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, To, 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 faces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.

    Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Atelier Bubentraum (or: Nouvelle Noire)
    [Anton Studer]

    Atelier Bubentraum is Anton Studer, a designer located in Zürich. We also find himn asssociated with Nouvelle Noire in Zurich.

    His transitional slightly angular typeface Rekja (2011) won an award at TDC 2012.

    For Neo2 magazine, he designed the (free) experimental paper-fold font The Folded Font (2008).

    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).

    Typecache link.

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    Attila Zigó
    [Bumbayo Font Fabrik]

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    Atypic Co (was: Argo Typo)
    [Jonathan Cuervo Cisneros]

    Jonathan Cuervo (Atypic Co, Mexico City, and before that, Argo Typo) designed these typefaces:

    • The blackletter display typeface Febrile (2014), which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
    • Corvus (2010-2012). A gorgeous blackletter roman hybrid in Antiqua, Kursiv, Fraktur and Initialen styles, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010.
    • Mayahuel (2013). A curvy display typeface influenced by Gabriel Martinez Meave's style.
    • Cygnus (2012). A blackletter-inspired script.
    • Eskema (2014). A calligraphic outline font.
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    [Axel Pfaender]

    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.

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    August Dietz

    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]  ⦿

    Augusto Roglio

    Caxias do Sul, Brazil-based creator of Alfabeto Caligarfico (2013), a blackletter caps alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Augustus Welby Northmore Pugin

    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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Austin Norman Palmer
    [Portfolio of Ornate Penmanship]

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    A.V. Haight
    [Inland Type Foundry]

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    Axel Leyer

    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 faces), 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).

    Faces made in 2010: Sketch Pix and Sketch Pix 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Axel Pfaender

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    [Simon Becker]

    Berlin-based designer Simon Becker (aka B2302) created Legere (2012, HypeForType) together with Jose Cunyat. It has Light, Regular and Deco styles.

    In 2013, with Federico Neeva Orrù, he created a versatile octagonal multiline display family, Vasarely, named after optical artist Victor Vasarely.

    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 codesigned with Sabrina Ekecik.

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    Bálint Koczman
    [Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)]

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    Creator of the lower-case-only blackletter stencil typeface Tombale (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
    [Bartek Nowak]

    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.

    Alternate URL.

    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).

    URL not accessible to my browser (Mac+Firefox).

    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.

    Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. GRIN3 link. Old free font URL.

    Showcase of Bartek Nowak's commercial fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Barnhart Bros. Spindler Type Founders: Book of Type Specimens, 1907

    Trying to fit this 1000-page book into one web page, with discussion of many types. It's impossible, but I tried it. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Barron Webster

    During his graphic design studies at RISD in Providence, RI, Barron Webster, who is originally from North Carolina, created a pair of display sans typefaces called Barcelona and Barcelonetta (2012).

    In 2013, he created the modern blackletter family Baum Display (dedicated site: free typeface for personal use).

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    Bartek Nowak

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    Bartek Nowak
    [Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)]

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    Bas Jacobs

    Cofounder of Underware (b. Wanssum, The Netherlands, 1976), a typographic design studio based in Den Haag, founded in 1999 by Akiem Helmling and Bas Jacobs. Bas lives in Amsterdam since 2001. He studied at the KABK in Den Haag. Bas Jacobs and Akiem Helmling designed Dolly (2001), a 4-font book typeface with flourishes. The Bukvaraz 2001 award they won for it mentions that Lars de Beer and Sami Kortemäki also had a hand in the font. Dolly A Book Typeface with Flourishes is also a book. Bas also codesigned the other Underware fonts after Doly: Bello, Sauna (2002; +Sauna Mono Pro), Liza (2009), Auto (1, 2 and 3) (2004-2014), Unibody 8 (free) and Fakir. In 2015, Bas Jacobs, Akiem Helmling and Sami Kortemäki published the stencil family Tripper.

    At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about education in type design. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.

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    Bas van Vuurde

    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 faces 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

    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 faces. 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]  ⦿


    FontStructor who made Mettwurst (2011), a tattoo/blackletter face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Bauersche Giesserei blackletter fonts

    Andreas Seidel lists the blackletter faces published by the Bauersche Giesserei (and I added a few more):

    • Flinsch Privat, 1919
    • Renata, 1914. Digital revivals as renata by Gerhard Helzel, and later by Peter Wiegel.
    • Bernhard Fraktur, 1913-22
    • Frankfurter Fraktur, 1905 / after 1911 renamed to Flinsch Fraktur
    • Flinsch Germanisch, 1876
    • Zentenar Fraktur, 1937, named after the 100-year anniversary of the Bauer Foundry
    • Herkules-Gotisch (1898)
    • Hoyer Fraktur, 1935-37
    • Weiß Gotisch, 1936, E. R. Weiß
    • Weiß Rundgotisch, 1937
    • Weiß Fraktur, 1914
    • Element, 1933
    • Gotika, 1933
    • Laudan Kanzlei, 1913
    • Manuskript Gotisch (1905-1923; note: I thought the correct date was 1899), made after letters created by Wolfgang Hopyl in 1514.
    • Leipziger Fraktur, 1909
    • Wieynck Fraktur, 1912, Prof. Heinrich Wieynck
    • Gotisch, 1906, Georg Barlösius
    • Enge Gotisch (1880). Digital version by Gerhard Helzel done in 2008.
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    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 D. Yurchenko

    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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Beate Limbach

    Gifted designer from 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 2013: db Etroite, db Concierge (hairline serif), db Lineo, db Lucky, db Boxer III, db SIL.

    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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Sanguinus Curae]

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    Ben Jones

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    Benjamin Krebs
    [Benjamin Krebs]

    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 faces:

    • By Franz Riedinger: Merian Fraktur (1910), Phänomen (1927), Riedingerschrift (1903), Riedinger Mediäval (1929), Riedinger Kursiv (1929), Ideal Schreibschrift (Franz Riedinger, 1927) Ideal I (Krebs staff, 1903), Brentano Fraktur Schmalfett (1917), Archiv Kursiv (1907), Altschwabacher (Werkschrift 1917, Schmalfett 1922, Mager 1923), Epoche (1912), Rohrfeder Fraktur (1909), Rediviva (1905-1907, blackletter in halbfett and schmalfett; also called Deutsche Werkschrift Rediviva), Altschwabacher Werkschrift (1918).
    • By A. Auspurg: Brentano Fraktur (1916), Federzug Antiqua (1913), Nürnberger Kanzlei (1906), Schönbrunn (1928), Trajan Versalien (1928).
    • By P.E. Lautenbach: Epoche (1912), Frankfurter Buchschrift (1906).
    • By L. von Hohlwein: Hohlweinschrift (1907).
    • By W. Grosz: Künstler Gotisch (1900).
    • Hartwig Poppelbaum: Hartwig-Schrift (1928), Hartwig Werkschrift (1927).
    • By the staff: Faksimile (1898 script face), Eureka, Oceana, Robusta, Ideal Schreibschrift (1903; kräftige, also called Ideal II, was added in 1909), Katalog Antiqua (1911), Pompadour (1911), Xylo (1924: for a digital version, see Xylo by ITC), Bureaukrat (1918), Buchschrift, Alte Schwabacher (1914), Karten-Gotisch (1903), Reform (1903), Viktoria Gotisch, Viktoria-Ornamente (1903), Archiv-Antiqua (+halbfette) (1908), Archiv-Kursiv (1908). [Reichardt attributes some of these to Riedinger]
    Krebs published Handbuch der Buchdruckerkunst in 1827, a 830 page monster. Type specimen books started appearing in 1885 under the name Benjamin Krebs, Nachfolger (successor). An 1890 publication identifies this successor as Hartwig Poppelbaum. In 1916, Gustav Mori published a book on the foundry, Die Schriftgiesserei Benjamin Krebs Nachf., Frankfurt a.M. Ein Beitrag zur Geschichte des Frankfurter Schriftgiesser-Gewerbes. They were taken over by Ludwig&Mayer, and then Klingspor and finally Stempel (in 1933). Hans Reichardt's PDF file on Krebs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Benjamin Krebs
    [Benjamin Krebs]

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    Benjamin Krebs blackletter fonts

    Andreas Seidel lists the blackletter faces published by the Benjamin Krebs foundry:

    • Normale Fraktur
    • Neue Fraktur
    • Bismarck Fraktur
    • Kräftige Fraktur
    • Caxton Type
    • Fraktur Buchschrift
    • Künstler Gotisch
    • Psalter Gotisch (ca. 1890). Digital revivals include TbC Psalter Gotisch (2014, Chiron), Psalter Gotisch (2012, Alter Littera), and Psalter Gotisch (2009, Paulo W).
    • Neue Kanzlei
    • Fette Kanzlei
    • Enge Altgotisch
    • Mammut Gotisch
    • Robusta
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    Benoit Sjöholm
    [Désigne (was: Calame Design)]

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    Bernhard Schnelle
    [Verzeichnis von Bleisatzschriften der Gruppe X nach DIN 16 518]

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    Berthold Wolpe

    German type designer (b. Offenbach, 1905, d. London 1989), who studied under Rudolf Koch from 1924-27 at the Kunstgewerbeschule in Offenbach. 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

    • Albertus (Monotype, 1932-1940) is a famous lapidary roman with thickened terminals. Images: graphic by Andrew Henderson, image by Anna Morena. The Bitstream version is called Flareserif 821. The Ghostscript/URW free version is called A028 (2000). The Softmaker and Infinitype versions are both called Adelon. The original Monotype version is Albertus MT. The letters are flared and chiseled, and the upper case U looks like a lower case u. The northeast part of the e is too anorexic to make this typeface suitable for most work. Some say that it is great for headlines. It is reminiscent of World War II.
    • Cyclone (Fanfare Press).
    • Hyperion (1931, Bauersche Giesserei). Now available at Berthold, 1952.
    • Pegasus (1938, Monotype).
    • Tempest (1936).
    • The blackletter typeface Sachsenwald-Gotisch (1936-1937, Monotype).
    • The blackletter typeface Deutschmeister (1934, Wagner&Schmidt, Ludwig Wagner). Revival by Gerhard Helzel in 2009. Warning: The German type community believes that this typeface was not designed by Wolpe, so further research is needed.
    • Decorata (1950).
    • Johnston's Sans Serif Italic (1973).
    • LTB Italic (1973). Done for the London Transport, and unpublished.
    Bio at Klingspor. FontShop link. Wiki page. Linotype page.

    View Berthold Wolpe's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    [Christian Robertson]

    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 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. i

    Betatype published these fonts:

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    Bhikkhu Pesala
    [Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)]

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    Birgit Stehno

    Nice page on the history of blackletter fonts. By Austrian Birgit Stehno. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Bjarne Henning Kvaale

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    [Daniel Sabino]

    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 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. Gandur New (German expressionist) and Gandur Alte (closer to Textura) followed in the summer of 2014.

    Village link (since 2014). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    A free blackletter metafont dating from 1991. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter: classification
    [Thiago Scatolin Barbosa]

    Porto Alegre, Brazil-based Thiago Scatolin Barbosa compares various blackletter styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter fonts @ Fontpool

    Archive of blackletter fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter, Fraktur, Rotunda
    [Manfred Klein]

    Manfred's fascination with blackletter and its German roots is apparent from the tens of typefaces he designed that are either revivals of historic typefaces or playful and not so playful extensions. Here we go:

    • ArtNouveauDecadente (2007)
    • ArthritishSpringtime
    • BarlosRandom, BarlosRandomRings
    • BarlosiusEdged (2007)
    • Bastarda, Bastarda-K, BastardaButtonsBeta, BastardaMajuskel1300 (2005), BastardusSans
    • BauernFraktur (2004, after the 1911 original by Bauersche)
    • BayreuthFraktur, Bayreuther-BlaXXL (2005, a variation of Schneidler's Bayreuth)
    • BigBroken, BigBrokenTwo
    • BigElla
    • Brahms-Gotisch (2005, with Petra Heidorn: a revival of Heinz Beck's 1937 typeface at Genzsch&Heyse)
    • BrokenAlphabetTradition, BrokenBrainsFrax, BrokenCapsJumperB, BrokenHand, BrokenHand-Bold, BrokenHandLight, BrokenRoman-Bold, BrokenSansCaps, BrokenSansCaps (2007), BrokenSansCapsJumper, BrokentTraditionRound
    • BruchschriftMK
    • Burtine (2003: handwritten freestyle version of Burte Fraktur, 1928), Burte-Fraktur, Burtinomatic, Burtinomatic-DemiBold
    • CancellerescA
    • CantaraGotica
    • Cantzley Inverse Caps (2007), CantzleyAD1600 (2005)
    • CaslonishFraxx
    • ClaudiusImperator
    • Clausewitz-Fraktur (2005)
    • Cuxhaven Initials Round (2006), CuxhavenFraktur (2006), CuxhavenInitials (2006), CuxhavenTimes
    • DecadentaFrax (2007)
    • DirtyThinkwitz
    • DizzyBrokenWritten
    • DolbyFraxCaps (2005)
    • DornspitzGrotesk
    • DoubleBrokenTextura
    • DrunkenSailor (2006)
    • ElectrUnciale (2005)
    • ElephantaBlack (2006)
    • FatFreeFrax
    • FlyingHollander (2005)
    • FracturiaSketched, FracturiaSketchedCaps
    • FraktKonstruct, FraktSketch, FraktSketchFS, FraktalConPablos, FrakturInRings (2007), FrakturInitials07 (2007), FrakturNitials (2006), FrakturaFonteria, FrakturaFonteriaSlim (2006)
    • FraxBricKs, FraxBrix, FraxHandwritten, FraxHandwrittenCaps (2007), FraxHandwrittenXtrem-Medium, FraxInCage, FraxInCageLeftOblique, FraxInCageRightOblique, FraxInitials, FraxxSketchQuill
    • FrungturaFS
    • GGothiqueMK
    • GermanFatman (2006)
    • GingkoFraktur (2006)
    • GoldenSwing, GothicMajuscles
    • GotenborgFraktur (2007)
    • GotikaButtons (2005, after Imre Reiner's Gotika from 1933)
    • GothicLetters (2007)
    • Gotic Caps (2006), GoticaBastard, GotischeMajuskel
    • GutJoeBlack
    • GutenbergsGhostypes, GutenbergsTraces
    • HamletOrNot, HamletTobeornot
    • HansFraktur
    • HansSachsCaps (2007)
    • HansSchoenspergerRandomish
    • HappyFrax (2006)
    • Haunted-Normal, HauntedBricks
    • Holland-Gotisch (with Petra Heidorn; a revival of Nederduits by Johann Michael Fleischmann, ca. 1750)
    • ImresFraktur, ImresFraxCaps (2007)
    • Incunitials
    • IronFraktur
    • JessicaPlus
    • JoeCaxton
    • JohannesBricks, JohannesButtons-02, JohannesGDiamonds, JohannesGLastTraces (2007), JohannesTraces
    • Jugendstil (2006)
    • KaiserRotbartCaps (2007)
    • Kl1RheumaticFraktur
    • KlausBFraktur
    • KleinSchwabach (2005)
    • KleinsBrokenGotik (2006)
    • KlungerCaps (2006)
    • Leibniz-Regular
    • LombardPlattfuss
    • Lombardic
    • LookBrokenTypes
    • LuFraktorsoBroad
    • LudwigHohlwein (2006)
    • LufrakturBricks (2006)
    • LutherDuemille, LutherMousedrawn, LutherMousedrawn-Bold
    • MK Broken Types (2006)
    • MKFraxConstr (2007)
    • MKalligFrax, MKalligFrax-MediumItalic
    • MKancellerescaCaps (2005)
    • MKantzley (2005), MKanzleiCaps-One (2006)
    • MKaslonTextura
    • MoKsford, MoKsfordBold, MoKsfordDemiBold, MoKsfordExtraLight, MoKsfordLight
    • MonAmourCaps (2006), MonAmourFraktur-Broken (2006), MonAmourFrakturRegular
    • MonksWriting
    • MorbusParcinsonFraxx
    • MountFirtree
    • MousefraKtur, MousefraKtur-Bold
    • Münchner-Fraktur (2005; a revival of Renaissance Fraktur by Heinz König, 1885, Genzsch&Heyse)
    • MyElectronicSchwabach
    • NeuGothic-Bold
    • Neudoerffer, NeudoerfferScribbleQuality. Both codex style typefaces are from 2003. Manfred writes that Neudoerffer is an unaltered version of the original Neudoerffer Initialen from 1660.
    • OKsfordBadFat, OKsfordItalic
    • OldTypographicSymphony-Regular, OldTypographicSymphony-Round
    • PopFraxFrankfurt (2007), PopFraxFrankfurtCondensed (2007)
    • Potsdam (2005, a revival of a 1934 typeface by Robert Golpon)
    • PrinzEugen
    • Prothesis-Black, Prothesis-Caribiqu, Prothesis-Caripix
    • RandomFrax
    • ReadableGothic
    • RememberReinerFS
    • RotundaEspagna
    • Schaftstiefel Kaputt (2003)
    • SchmaleGotischMK, SchmalfetteGotisch
    • SchneidlerSchwabacher, SchneidlerSolitaires, SchneidlerSolitairesRound, SchneidlerSolitairesRound
    • Schwabach, SchwabachDuemille, SchwabachScribbels, SchwabachScribbelsSecond
    • ScribbledFrakturX-Heavy (2006)
    • SketchedCassiusBroken
    • SmallEdgedFrax (2006)
    • Snoutlike (2003)
    • SpaceWinningFrax (2007)
    • TizonaDance
    • TshirtsForFrax
    • TypoasisBoldGothic (2003)
    • VanDoesburgBrokenFS
    • VeryBrokenFrax
    • WeimarInline
    • WeissGotischRandom
    • Weissgotnitials (2005, based on Weiss's Lichte Initialen, 1935)
    • WittewittMajuscles-Flourish, WittewittMajuscles-FlourishBricks
    • WrittenFrax (2007)

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    Blackletter newspaper titling

    Examples of blackletter newspaper titling. St Peterburgische Zeitung. More examples: A | B | C | D | E. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter on German bank notes

    100 Reichsmark from 1908, 20 Million Reichsmark from 1923, 50 Reichsmark in 1933 and 100 reichsmark in 1935. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter Today

    Blackletter Flickr grouyp. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Blackletter Type and National Identity

    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]  ⦿

    Blackletter: Typophile choices

    Typophiles list their favorite blackletter typefaces:

    • Georg Trump: Fette Trump Deutsch (see free version by Dieter Steffmann).
    • Emil Rudolf Weiss: Weiss Rundgotisch (1937)
    • Canada Type: Blackhaus (2005), a typeface based on Kursachsen Auszeichnung, which was designed in 1937 by Peterpaul Weiss for the Schriftguss.
    • Michael Harvey and Andy Benedek: Fine Gothic.
    • House Industries: Blaktur.
    • Underware: Fakir.
    • Letterror: Brokenscript.
    • Kombinat: Ode (2010, Martin Wenzel).
    • Fette Fraktur.
    • Old English.
    • Wilhelm Klingsporschrift.
    • Ryoichi Tsunekawa: Deluta (2007).
    • Gabriel Martinez Meave: Darka.
    • J. Mach Wust: UnifrakturMaguntia (2010: based on Peter Wiegel's font Berthold Mainzer Fraktur which is in turn based on a 1901 typeface by Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt) and UnifrakturCook (2010: based on Peter Wiegel's font Koch fette deutsche Schrift which is in turn based on a 1910 typeface by Rudolf Koch).
    • Brian Sooy: Greenbriar. [I disagree. This is a hexagonal and not a blackletter typeface family.]
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    Blackletter686BT is a blackletter font by Bitstream. It is based on London Text (Linotype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Nate Piekos]

    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:

    • 2015: Inkcantation BB (slightly creep jhand-drawn serif font), Blambastic BB, Brushzerker BB.
    • 2014: Hundredwatt BB, Piekos Toons BB, Beelzebnrush BB, Astounded Round BB, Astounder Squared BB, Sleuth Serif BB, Crypto Creep BB, Wretched Remains BB (brushy Halloween font), Mech Effects 1 BB, We Come in Peace BB, Manga Master BB.
    • 2013: Unearthed BB (Celtic), Always Angry BB, Sequentialist BB, Might Makes Right BB, Fight To The Finish BB, Palooka BB, ManlyMen BB, Trash Cinema BB, Bulletproof BB, Ticking Timebomb BB (LED font), Potty Mouth BB (dingbats), Vengeful Gods BB (Greek simulation face), , Blowhole BB (fat finger font family), Shrunken Head BB, Perihelion (+Condensed: elliptical sans).
    • 2012: Dungeon Dweller BB, Mark of the Beast BB (Halloween font), Monsterific BB, Tough as nails BB, Longbow BB (a rough-edged blackletter), Gamma Rays BB, Inkslinger BB (a true comic book style family), Saucer BB (sketch font), Smells Like Tacos BB, Mutant Academy BB, Destroy Earth BB, Mandroid BB, Fundead BB, Stupid Head BB, Spellbreaker BB, Elevations BB (2012, a blueprint typeface), Revenger BB (angular family).
    • 2011: Silver Bullet BB (a fat hand-drawn blackletter face), Shallow Grave BB, Imaginary Friend BB, Highjinks BB, ShallowGrave BB, Quahog BB (angular, calligraphic), Mumble Grumble BB, Action Figure BB, Piekos FX Rough BB, ChainsawzBB, Heavy Mettle, Billy The Flying Robot BB, Longbox BB.
    • 2010: Ninjutsu BB, Protest Paint BB, Rock Steady BB, Ladylike BB, Protest Paint BB (grunge), Tone Deaf BB, Clown Teeth BB, Irish Stout BB (beer label face), Sans Sanity BB, Straight To Hell, Unmasked, Piekos FX BB, Hometown Hero BB, Piekos Professional; BB, Big Bad Bold BB, Crash Landing, HoneyMead BB, Secret Origins (2010).
    • 2009: Dragonbones BB, MeanStreets BB, Two Fisted BB, RedStateBlueState BB, Scream Queen, Fresh Meat BB, Gone Fission BB, Black Hole, Life Form, Crimewave BB, Firepower BB, Artists Alley BB, Stronghold BB, Village Idiot, Raging Red Lotus (2009, oriental simulation), Dwarven Axe BB, Silver Age BB, Flyboy BB (2009, techno), Giant Sized Spectacular BB (2009).
    • 2008: Snake Oil Salesman (old typewriter face), Earthman and Earthman Extended (a nice 12-style retro sans family), Clairvoyant BB, KrakHead BB [one of my favorites], Blambot FXPro BB, Sangre BB, Dearly Departed BB, Boogers, Bada Boom BB, Old Crone BB (2008, bewitched style).
    • 2007: Fire Fight BB, After Dark BB, Post Mortem BB, Fold and Staple BB (with Brandon J. Carr), Dunce Cap BB, DeathRattle BB, Potty Mouth BB, Dominatrix BB (grunge), Shore Leave BB (based on sailor tattoos), Cloudsplitter BB, Drawing Board (inspired by Tekton), Warhorse BB, Warmonger BB.
    • 2006: Duty Calls BB, Hellfire BB, AveAveBB, Indie Star, Blamblam BB, Braaains BB (dingbats), Musashi BB, Atland Sketches, Double Life BB, SkinDeep BB, SkinDeep Swashes BB, Newsflash.
    • 2005: KeelhauledBBBold, KeelhauledBB, MainframeBBBold, MainframeBB, Alter Ego BB, Entrails, Mastermind BB, Zooom BB, Whitechapel BB (handwriting), Sucker Punch, Crimefighter, 10c Soviet, CyranoBB, Praetorium, Spectre Verde, Hired Goons, Afterlife BB (2005, tall ascendered face), Seven Monkey Fury (oriental simulation face), Spectre Verde, FeedbackBB.
    • 2004: Atland, Creative Block, Midnightsnack BB, Bloody Murder BB, Seven Swordsmen, Webletterer, Rackum Frackum, Oh Crud, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, Antihero, Dark Arts, Bearded Lady BB, BottleRocket, Streetcred, Lowrider, Extra pickles (2004).
    • 2003: Square Jaw BB, Shinobi, Bar Brawl, Holy Mackerel (2003, Craterface BB, Zombie Guts, Knuckle Sandwich, Workingman, Fat Stack BB, Santa's Big Secret, ArrMatey, Tokyo Robot, JackLanternBB, Perils of Piekos, Turntablz, Wicked Queen (2003, free), Golden Oldie, Badaboom, OhCrap, Whoop Ass, Damn Noisy Kids, Paperboy, Armor Piercing, Radioactive Granny, Sidekick International, Digital Strip, Mighty Zeo, Arcanum, Zud Juice, Ale&Wenches, Bar Brrawl, Bar Brawl BB, Armored Science BB, Blamdude, Shinobi, Man of Science, Sidekick BB (2003).
    • 2002 and earlier: AndroidNation, Blambot-Custom, Blambot-Standard, Captain-Spandex, Casket-Breath, Concetta, Dupuy-Bold, Edible-Pet-II, Edible-Pet, Edible-PetInternational, Enchilada, Evil-Genius, Flat-Earth-Scribe, Gunhead-Chick, Lovecraft's-Diary, Mouth Breather, Mighty-Tomato, MonkeyChunks, Monkeyboy, Mummy-Loves-You, Mutant-Supermodel, Nate's-Choice, PiranhaSexual, Red-Right-Hand, Roboshemp, Space-Pontiff, Squeezy-Cheez, Urinetoast, Voodoo-Doll, YellaBelly, Zartz!, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!-Bold, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!, GrungeUpdate, Mothership, Twelve-Ton-Goldfish, Whoop-Ass, WickedQueen BB, Winter-in-Gotham, 13 O Clock, ACMEInternational, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, FanboyHardcore, KidKosmic, LetterOMatic, MangaTemple, GorillaMilkshake, Caeldera, Belizarius, Bottix, ChatteryTeeth, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, Pythia, SpiritMedium. Direct access.
    • Commercial fonts: Knuckle Sandwich, Utility Belt, Tentacle Jones, Rocketboy, Seargent Six-Pack, Secret Identity, Edible Pet 3, Piekostype, LintMcCree Mysteries, Doc Seismic, Mike Allred's AAA, AAARGH, Allred's Aliens Invade, Asteroids for Lunch, Action Away, Allred's Amazing Stupendous, ArmorPiercing, Mars Police, Irezumi, Holy Macxkerel, Hudson VC, CreepingEvil, BlambotPro (great), Creeping Evil, Rooftop Run, AAA Redmeat, Eurocomic, Comic Geek, Jack Armstrong (nice), Rivenshield (useful), Howard Bros (nice), Mighty Zeo, Cajun Boogie, Betty Noir, Sand Diego '02, Wrecking Ball, Miskatonic, Roswell Wreckage, WizardSpeak, VanHelsing, Glass Jam, BucketOBlood, Three Arrows, Damn Noisy Kids, Humbucker, Oh Crap, Caveman, Blambot Casual, 10CentComics, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, CajunBoogie, DetectivesInc, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, SpiritMedium, VanHelsing.

      Over 1000 free fonts here: 10CentSoviet, 10CentSovietBold, ACMEExplosive, ACMEExplosiveBold, ACMESecretAgent, ACMESecretAgentBold, ACMESecretAgentItalic, AleandWenchesBB, AleandWenchesBBBold, AndroidNation, AndroidNationBold, AndroidNationItalic, AnimeAce, AnimeAceBold, AnimeAceItalic, Arcanum, ArcanumBold, ArcanumItalic, ArmorPiercing, ArmorPiercing20BB, ArmorPiercing20BBItalic, ArmorPiercingItalic, ArrrMateyBB, BadaBoomBB, BattleLines, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, BlambotCustom, Bottix, BottleRocketBB, BottleRocketBBBold, Caeldera, CajunBoogie, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, CreativeBlockBB, CreativeBlockBBBold, CrimeFighterBB, CrimeFighterBBBold, DamnNoisyKids, DarkArtsBB, DetectivesInc, DigitalStrip, DigitalStripBold, DigitalStripItalic, DwarfSpiritsBB, EvilGeniusBB-Bold, EvilGeniusBB, FanboyHardcore, FanboyHardcoreBold, FanboyHardcoreItalic, FatStackBB, FeastofFleshBB, FeastofFleshBBItalic, FeedbackBB, FeedbackBBItalic, FlyboyBB, GorillaMilkshake, GorillaMilkshakeItalic, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, JackLanternBB, KeelhauledBB, KeelhauledBBBold, KidKosmic, KidKosmicBold, KidKosmicItalic, LetterOMatic, LetterOMaticBold, LetterOMaticItalic, MainframeBB, MainframeBBBold, MangaTemple, MangaTempleBold, MangaTempleItalic, MarsPolice, MarsPoliceItalic, MightyZeo20, MightyZeo20Bold, MightyZeo20Italic, MightyZeoCaps20, MightyZeoCaps20Bold, MightyZeoCaps20Italic, Miskatonic, MouthBreatherBB, MouthBreatherBBBold, NewsflashBB, OhCrap, OhCrudBB, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, PraetoriumBB, PsiphoonBB, Pythia, RagingRedLotusBB-Italic, RagingRedLotusBB, RoswellWreckage, SanitariumBB, SantasBigSecretBB, SergeantSixPack, SevenMonkeyFuryBB, SevenSwordsmenBB, ShockTherapyBB-Italic, ShockTherapyBB, SpectreVerdeBB, SpectreVerdeBBBold, SpiritMedium, SwingSetBB, TurntablzBB, TurntablzBBBold, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, Umberto, Vampiress, VillageIdiotBB, WarmongerBB, WebLettererBB, WebLettererBBBold, WhoopAss, WickedQueenBB, WizardSpeak, WizardSpeakWorn, Yoshitoshi, YoshitoshiBold, YoshitoshiItalic, ZudJuice, ZudJuiceBold, ZudJuiceItalic.

    Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link.

    View the Blambot typeface liubrary. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Bo Berndal

    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. Prolific typographer who created beauties such as Boberia LL (1994), a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet. Most of his work is available from Linotype and/or Agfa/Monotype.

    Images of his best-selling typefaces.

    His fonts include Boberia LL (1994, a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet), the Grafilone LL family (1994, an avant-garde family that is almost illegible), Cartesius (2006, a beautiful 5-style family done at T4 in a mix of garalde and Venetian fashions), Byngve (2004, Linotype, in the style of 15th century Italy), Linotype Dala Text (2002, Fraktur, with ornaments and borders), Ornabo dingbats. Art Gallery, Belltrap (1995), Benedict (uncial), Beowulf (uncial), Boscribe (2005), Bosis (1991, sans), Botobe (2011, an informal script), Brigida, Buccardi (1998, Agfa), Caballero Script (2011, inspired by Spanish handwriting from 15th and 16th century), Carl Beck Script (1992, calligraphic), Esseltube, Euclides, Exlibris (1998), Frisans (2005, Monotype), Gertrud (2006, T4, based on 16th century calligraphy), Geometra (2011, T4), Gianpoggio (1992), Golota (1998, Agfa), Grantofte (1995), Hagalind (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Jerrywi (1994), Johabu (Fraktur), Lebensjoy (1994), Läckö, Linotype Dala Borders, Linotype Dala Pict (2002, beautiful dings!), Linotype Hieroglyphes One and Two (2002), Logoform, Magellan (1993), Maricava, Moorbacka, Naniara (1998), Nordik, Olaus Bandus (medieval script), Olaus Magnus, Palekin (1994), Pelegotic (2006, an art deco inspired but minimalist sans), Pelican, PocketType (1994), Picadyll (2011, art deco), Promemoria, Ringlingje, Sabellicus (1997), Space Kid (runes), Swingbill, Trotzkopf (1998), Unotype (1997, mono), Vadstenakursive (1989, blackletter typeface with almost Lombardic-looking capitals), Viger Spa (runes).

    In 2003, these faces were published in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: Berndal LT Std Bold, Berndal LT Std BoldItalic, Berndal LT Std Italic, Berndal LT Std Regular, Berndal LT Std SC, Siseriff LT Std Black, Siseriff LT Std Bold, Siseriff LT Std BoldItalic, Siseriff LT Std Italic, Siseriff LT Std Light, Siseriff LT Std LightItalic, Siseriff LT Std Regular, Siseriff LT Std Semibold, Siseriff LT Std SemiboldItalic.

    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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    BOLT Graphics
    [Martijn Rijven]

    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
    [John Bomparte]

    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 1934 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 faces: 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 faces 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 2012: Rockport BF (a gaspipe font inspired by 19th century wood types), Wilmington Script BF (an upright loopy connected script).

    In 2014, Seagrass BF, a connected script, and My Write Hand BF were published.

    Footloose (2015, BA Graphics) is a dynamic script typeface that was unfinished when Bob Alonso died. John Bomparte finished it.

    Klingspor link. Catalog of some of his commercial fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Bonez Designz
    [Fiona Clarke]

    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).

    In 2012, Fiona added Bonez, A Gothique Time (grungy blackletter).

    Typefaces from 2013: Bernadette, Inky (heavy brush), Nebula, Harsh Hand.

    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).

    Typefaces from 2015: Mary Outline.

    Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Dafont link [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Bonnie Clas

    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]  ⦿

    Bonzer Herrbrecht

    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). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Peter R. Wilson]

    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:

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    [Michael Sharpe]

    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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Boris Kahl

    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):

    • Athletic lettering: Sports (grungy, with Lars Harmsen), Sports Skinny.
    • Blackletter: Frakturbo, Fraktendon (=Fraktur+Clarendon, codesigned with Harmsen)
    • Dingbats: Mr. J. Smith Eye, Mr. J. Smith Head, Mr. J. Smith Mouth, Mr. J. Smith Nose, and Mr. J. Smith Wanted are experimental dingbat faces by Nikolaii Renger, based on an idea of Lars Harmsen, and digitized by Ulrich Weiss and Boris Kahl. These won an award at the 2005 FUSE competition. Multigenic are a collection of black and white boxes and rectangles (free).
    • Dot matrix faces: C64 (original Commodore 64 font), Doublepoint (five styles), Monopoint (three styles), Rollerblind, Rollerblind Grid
    • Grungy: Mud (free), Psycho, Poke
    • Hand-drawn: Decomic Oblique
    • LED style: Digibeck, Strichcode (a family codesigned with Harmsen).
    • Kitchen tile faces: Bus, Bus PI.
    • Patriot family, done with Lars Harmsen: Saddam, Commander Robot, Fidel, Slobbodan, Osama, George.
    • Pixel faces: Amiga, Screeny, Pixel, C64, Fette Pixel
    • Script faces: Filou (free, three styles)
    • Techno faces: DigiBo, Teckbo (2002. Boris Kahl writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks)
    • Uncial: Chaucer

    free fonts at Dafont include Filou Medium (2010, calligraphic).

    View Boris Kahl's typefaces.

    Klingspor link. Dafont link. Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Bormanns Schrifterlass, Lucian Bernhard und der Völkische Beobachter

    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]  ⦿

    [Mateusz Machalski]

    Borutta is the creative studio of Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski (b. 1989), a graduate of Wydziale Grafiki ASP in 2014. 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.

    Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display faces: 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 (organic sans family), 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.

    Typefaces from 2015: Legato Serif, Corpo Serif, Corpo Sans, Zigfrid, Picadilly (a great ink-trapped sans typeface family with an erect g).

    Home page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Bosil Unique Fonts
    [Michael Bolen]

    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]  ⦿

    Boudewijn Rempt
    [Constructed Languages]

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    Brandon Bayer

    New York City-based designer, who created a blackletter typeface called Black Bayer (2013). He also made the über-frilly All Frills (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Brandon Schoepf
    [Tepid Monkey Fonts]

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    Brass Fonts
    [Guido Schneider]

    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 markets 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), 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 roman typeface by Schneider0, 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).

    Klingspor link.

    View Guido Schneider's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    Creator of the tattoo / heavy metal font Dark Metal (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Brett T. Johnson
    [Simeon out West Foundry]

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    Brian Aldave

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the Fraktur typeface Irontail Gothic (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Brian J. Bonislawsky
    [Monogram Fonts Co]

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    Brian J. Bonislawsky
    [Astigmatic One Eye]

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    Brian Kent

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    Bruce Type Foundry
    [George Bruce]

    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), 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.

    Bruce Ornamented No. 6 was digitized by Iza W from Intellecta Design in 2006 as GeodecBruceOrnamented. (2008, FontMesa) is a family of Western style faces 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Bryde's Free Medieval Fonts

    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
    [Attila Zigó]

    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.

    • Free typefaces: Bad Suabia Swing (2015, grunge), Zubajda (2014, grungy), Dioszeghiensis (2014, grungy blackletter), Mahrpedig Sans, Kinizsi Frakturetta (2012, blackletter), Ed Gein Gwilty and Ed Gein Ynnocent (2008), Miguel Sangotisch (2010, blackletter), Kopanyica Strasse (2010, grunge), Third Man (2010, grunge), Pahuenga Cass (2010, grunge), McKoy (2010, grunge), Eordeoghlakat (2010, grunge mechanical face), Santa Gravita (2010, grunge), Fibyngerowa (2010, grunge), Pahuenga Cass (2009, grunge), Liszthius-Alkimista (2008, a lovely 3d-look grunge face), Rueckwarzsalto (2008, grunge), Szorakatenusz (2008), Grymmoire (2008, grungy blackletter), Hrawolam (2008, children's hand), Certto Headline (2008, 3d outline grunge), Kopanyica Strasse (2008), Pokoljaro (2008, medieval look, rough outlines), Fibyngerowa (2008, splatter grunge), Conrad Veidt (2007), Baron Kuffner (2007, grunge inspired by B-movie posters), Karloff (2007), Deutschische (2006, blackletter), Egyptientto2 (2005, slab serif), Bumbayo (2006), Gepetto (2005), Gipsiero (2006, grunge), Lugosi (2005), Matejino (2005), Matejo (2005), McKoy (2005), Tuce (2005), 3rd Man (2007, grunge), Kyselak (2007), Latabár (2007, grunge).
    • Commercial: Der Erlkoenig (2007), Otranto (2007), Schkorycza (2006), Dajcsise (2005), Engelfeuer (2005), Gomulka (2005), Haniltom Gothic (2005), Perfuct (2005, a great irregular printed typeface), Osiris Records (2007, grunge), Thelema (2007, medieval hand).

    Klingspor link. Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Bund für Deutsche Schrift und Sprache

    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]  ⦿


    Blackletter face, 1918. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    A blackletter typeface made ca. 1910. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    C. E. Weber

    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), Weber Fraktur (1860) and faces by these designers:

    • Albert Auspurg: Start (1935).
    • Julius Kirn: Bison (1954-1955). Well, Hans Reichardt says 1938. This brush typeface became Brush 738 BT (Bitstream).
    • Walter Jakobs (or Jacobs): Chronika (1936), Verzierte Chronika (1937), Chronika fett (1938) and Chronika licht (1939).
    • Hans Möhring: Gabriele (1938; Hastings mentions 1947).
    • Erich Mollowitz: Forelle and Forelle Auszeichnung (1936, script types).
    • Willy Schaefer: Neon (1935).
    • Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler: Bayreuth (1935), Deutsch Roemisch (1923; Kursiv in 1926, fett in 1930), Roemisch fett (1930), Kontrast (1930), Suevia Fraktur (+halbfett).
    • Georg Trump: Amati (1951), Codex (1954), Delphin I and II (1951), Forum I and II (1948 and 1952), Jaguar (1965), Palomba (1954, script), Schadow (Antiqua 1938, Antiqua werk, 1948, Kursiv 1942, Antiqua Fett 1952, Antiqua halbfett 1939, Antiqua Schmalfett 1945), Signum (1955), Time Script (+Light and Medium) (1956), Trump Mediaeval (1954; Kursiv and halbfett in 1956; fett in 1958; Kursiv fett and schmal halbfett in 1962).
    • Wagner&Schmidt, Leipzig: Colonna Antiqua (1908; halbfett in 1911), Druckhaus Kursiv, Druckhaus Antiqua (1919; +fett, + halbfett, +schmalhalbfett), Ekkehard (1903), Erika (1920; +halbfett), Margarete (<1927), Orient Antiqua (1914), Parlements Fraktur (1908), Progress Reklameschrift.
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    C. H. St. John Hornby
    [Ashendene Press]

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    C. Lee

    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]  ⦿

    [Kirby Lee Gosnell]

    Located in Dallas, TX, Callifonts is run by Kirby Lee Gosnell. It sells a 75-font package of calligraphic, medieval and blackletter faces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Canada Type
    [Rebecca Alaccari]

    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 (high ascender display typeface after the Morris 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), Evolver (2006, a 4-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 faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).

    Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011) were bth codesigned with Patrick Griffin.

    Catalog of its typefaces.

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    Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt

    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:

    • Edelweiß (1936-1937, Schriftguss): an art nouveau typeface.
    • Hohenzollern (1902, Bauersche Giesserei); a blackletter face. For a revival, see the free font CAT Hohenzollern (2014) by Peter Wiegel.
    • Imperial (Bauersche Giesserei): a fat version of Hohenzollern.
    • Mainzer Fraktur (1901, H. Berthold AG and Bauer). The Mainzer Fraktur was digitized by Gerhard Helzel, and also by Markwart Lindenthal (Fraktur.de). A free version, Berthold Mainzer Fraktur, is due to Peter Wiegel (OFL). Gerhard Helzel made a commercial version.
    • Minister (1929, Schriftguss). This family comes with Antiqua and Kursiv in various weights, as well as Minister Initlen. Adobe and Linotype have their own digital versions. The Minister family comes with a white on black circle titling font called Minister Kreis Versalien (1933).
    • Prominent (1936, Schriftguss): a beautiful set of filled-in open initials.
    • Symbol (1933): an engraved set of initials.
    Ademo (2011, Andreas Seidel) is a shaded 3d caps typeface based on two designs of Fahrenwaldt done for Schriftguss in 1931-1932.

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    Carl Gustav Naumann

    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]  ⦿

    Carl Hermann Albert Anklam

    Author/editor of Kunstwerke der Schrift Bund für deutsche Sprache und Schrift (Großenkneten 1994). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Carl Kloberg
    [Giesserei Carl Kloberg]

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    Carlos Mario Peña Solís

    Designer, b. 1989, Mexico. He created the blackletter / gothic / tattoo font Mirage Gothic in 2012.

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    Carlos Primo

    Carlos Primo, a graphic designer from Madrid, created the super-techno typeface Sector 85 (2011), and the subdued blackletter family Der Neue Gutenberg (2012). Carlos was educated in Venezuela.

    In 2014, he designed Archetype and Eye Candy (a bubblegum typeface based on Helvetica Neue 95). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Carlos Serrano

    Graphic designer at Insignia MK in Murcia, Spain. In 2015, Cesar Ordoño and Carlos Serrano codesigned the blackletter / metal band typeface Fucking Noise. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Carol Susana Pinto Zarate

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the angular almost-blackletter extra-condensed typeface Dergollum (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Carolina Melul

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the blackletter typeface Schrag Pech (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Caroline Varon

    Graphic designer in Montauban, France. During her studies in 2014, she created these typefaces: Cactoustype (stencil), Hublot (stencil), Scoblitch (modular blackletter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Casady&Greene (Fluentlaserfonts)
    [Terry Kunysz]

    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).

    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, Collegiate (1988, sports lettering), Coventry Script (calligraphic), Cutouts FLF (1992, cargo stencil), Desperado, Dorovar Carolus (1988, Carolingian), 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 Microgamma) , 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.

    Some fonts can be found at TypOasis. Fontspace link. Fontex link. Font Squirrel link. Scan of some fonts. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    CAT Design Wolgast
    [Peter Wiegel]

    Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:

    • In 2015: Symphonie (a calligraphic script, reviving Imre Reiner's Symphonie (1938), also called Stradivarius (1945)), Krugmann Brush, Omega.
    • In 2014: BernerBasisschrift1, BernerBasisschrift2 (school script), Berolina, Fette Mikado (psychedelic style oriental look), Germanica, Gloria, HentimpsCirclet (blackletter), Hofstaetten (blackletter), Kleinsemmering, KuenstlerGotisch (blackletter), LacledeCAT (psychedelic), NeptunCAT, Neue Zier Schrift (a mischievous curly script), Reclame, Rueck-Italic, Rueck, RueckLeft, RueckLicht, RundschriftCAT (hairline ronde), Teutonic, VerzierteFavorite, VictoriaCAT, AdmiralCAT (a retro script), Dynamo (poster font), Des Malers Fraktur, Kanzleyrath (blackletter), Ober-Tuerkheim (art nouveau), PopplFrakturCAT (blackletter), Rundkursiv, Modeschrift (fifties script), Biedermeier Kursiv, Ehmcke Federfraktur (after a 1935 font by F.H. Ehmcke), Wernicke Schwabacher (after an original by Emmi Wernicke), Gotische Missalschrift, Hand Textur (after a 1935 font by F.H. Ehmcke), Renata (after a 1914 bastarda by Bauersche Giesserei), Rundgotisch Rauh (possibly after a Schelter & Giesecke design from 1903), Offenbacher Schwabacher (after Kurt Wanschura's bastarda from 1900), Incopins Clusters (multilined typeface), BadGong, Bernardo Moda (Bold, Semibold: modeled after Lucian Bernhard's Bernhard fashion), CAT-Hohenzollern (after a 1902 art nouveau font by Bauersche), CATNorth, CATNorthLicht, CATNorthShadow, CAT Zentenaer Fraktur UNZ1 (a blackletter after a 1937 original by F.H.E. Schneidler), Coggers-Tariqa, EirikRaude, Fabrik (a geometric sans), Grobe Deutschmeister (German expressionist face), Harry Piel (or Piehl--a tattoo font), Kanalisirung, Klaber-Fraktur, Peter Obscure, Rumburak (a fat retro script), Flottflott (retro script), Indira K, Regent UNZ (a Schwabacher), Postamt, TGL 0-1451 Engschrift (a DIN-like font).
    • In 2013: Spartakus (+Round), Cut Me Out (white on black sans), 5by9 (dot matrix face), Tartlers End (high-contrast ball terminal face), Alpha 54 (rounded flared script face), Chunk Five Ex (slab serif; he writes: With permission of Meredith Mandel, the original author of the ASCII-Font Chunk Five, I have extended Chunk Five Ex to a full featured unicode font with all figures used in Latin and Cyrillic writing), Simple Print (simple sans), Fette Bauersche Antiqua (a didone fat face), Manuskript Gothisch (after Manuskript Gotisch (1899, Bauersche), which was modeled after Wolfgang Hopyl's 1514 Textura), Quast (hairy font).
    • Still in 2013, he published a number of school scripts, including Neue Rudelskopf, Deutsche Normalschrift, Imrans School, Rastenburg (German school font), and Bienchen.
    • In 2012: Hardman (connected fifties script), Immermann (a quaint slab serif), Quast (grunge), Fundamental Brigade (sans family), DiffiKult (a bilined face), Men Nefer (a Memphis lookalike), Fette Unz Fraktur (like Fette Fraktur), Mutter Krause (for the reconstruction of the 1929 silent movie "Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück", where it is used for intertitles, that where missing. The font is redrawn from the original intertitles), Youbilee (a font with laurels).
    • In 2010: Alfabilder (dingbats), Gondrin (athletic lettering with a 3d effect), HelvetiaVerbundene (making Helverica into a school script?), Proletarsk (a grotesk face), Vis-à-vis (great idea--a double-storied serif face), ApolloASM (Victorian), BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Doergon-Regular (license plate font), DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, Eureka (Victorian, ornamental face), GoeschenFraktur (1880-style Fraktur used in Sammlung Göschen books), Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, StrassburgFraktur, TGL0-16 (same as DIN 16), TGL0-17 (same as DIN 17), TGL0-17Alt, Tank (emblems of gas companies), EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular (typewriter), ErikaOrmig, Fibel Vienna (2012, a high-legged sans), GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift (German Schreibschrift), Midroba-Regular (a strong mechanical octagonal face), MidrobaSchatten, MMX2010 (futuristic), Präsent60, Rotunda Pommerania (blackletter), TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe.
    • In 2009: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrent-Regular, 18thCenturyKurrentAlternates, German writing from the 18th century), CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, Cöntgen Kanzley Regular (blackletter), Cöntgen Kanzley Aufrecht (2009), ElficCaslin, H1N1, Loxembourg1910Shadow (an art nouveau-influenced stencil face), Luxembourg1910, VarietScala (an art deco sans family), Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift (blackletter), MoradoFelt-Regular (upright connected script), MoradoMarker (2009), MoradoNib, PreussischeVI9 (DIN-like family), PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Stage (art deco), Ring Matrix (dot matrix), Nathan, Amptmann Script (2009, upright connected script), Cat Shop, Blankenburg (blackletter), Murrx (arched face), Schwaben Alt (1988, bastarda), Vrango, 14LED (Regular, Phattt-Heavy, Rised-Black), 24LED (+Bright, +Grid, +Modul), DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, FibelNord (basic sans family with an architectural twist), FibelSued (family), PaneuropaBankette, PaneuropaCrashbarrier-Black, PaneuropaFreeway, PaneuropaHighway, PaneuropaRoad, PaneuropaStreet, PaneuropaWrongWay, Quirkus (family), RingMatrix (dot matrix family), RingMatrix3D, RingMatrixTwo, DiscipuliBritannica (connected script), GruenewaldVA-Regular (connected school script), Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, WiegelLatein (connected school script), WiegelLateinMedium (2009), Morado, Moebius Bicolor (art deco), Elbaris (sans), ElbarisOutline, Nomitais (multiline face), RostockKaligraph, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent (traditional German school script), WiegelKurrentMedium, XAyax, XAyaxOutline (2009), Kaufhalle (squarish), Quimbie (art deco), CasaSans-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, MeyneTextur (blackletter), Yiggivoo, TGL 31034-1 (futuristic sans), Beroga (a simple organic sans).
    • Before 2009: Xayax, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3 (2006, a severe sans), Utusi Star (1989, very condensed all-caps face), Avocado (2006, script face), CbeNormal (2006, script face), Leipzig Fraktur (+Bold) (2006), Berlin Email (2006, a condensed sans family, followed in 2009 by Berlin Email Serif), MaassslicerItalic (2006, a futuristic typeface made for Rudolf Maass + Partner GmbH), Powerweld (a gorgeous avant-garde typeface made for OPTI Pumpen und Technik GmbH), WolgastScript (2005), WolgastTwo (2006, connected script), WolgastTwoBold, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular (2006, traffic dingbats), Djerba simplified (Arabic font, Computer and Technologie, Hamburg, 1995; it can be downloaded here), Titus FrakturBaltic (1998), TITUS FrakturEast Normal (1998), and TITUS FrakturWest Normal (1998) [which used to be downloadable here; these fonts were retired and the Titus name dropped; most of the glyphs made it to Schwaben Alt].

    Dafont link. One more URL. Fontspace link. Yet another URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link.

    The list of his truetype and opentype faces 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), 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 (Sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Süd (Fibel Sued) (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.), 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)).

    Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Catalina Gutierrez

    Bogota, Colombia-based designer of the blackletter typeface Germanica (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Christian "Cinga" Thalmann]

    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. It 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).

    As 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 25-style classic serif typeface family Cormorant, which includes several unicase fonts.

    1001 fonts link. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Cayo Navarro

    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 faces 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]  ⦿


    Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of geogothic (blackletter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Cecilia Payseur

    Graphic designer in Charlotte, NC, who during her internship with Arzberger Stationers, created some caps faces in 2011; Flora (floriated), Suzy (oriental simulation), Caroline (calligraphic), Sassie (Victorian), and a blackletter face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
    [Lars Törnqvist]

    Born in Karlstad, Sweden, in 1952, Lars Törnqvist now lives in Stockholm. Lars Törnqvist's designed many typefaces, first at Lars Törnqvist Typografi, and then at Cercurius:

    • Dialekt Svi: a series of three phonetic fonts for Swedish dialects.
    • Dialekt Uni (2001): a huge Unicode phonetic font that includes the West European characters, the characters and diacritics of the Swedish dialect alphabet and most of the IPA characters.
    • Fitzronald (2013). Based on Ronaldson Old Style (Alexander Kay, 1884).
    • Hnias (2004): a unicode runic font.
    • Remington Reseskrivmaskin (2000): a typewriter font.
    • DecCode (2000) and HexCode (2000): numerical fonts.
    • Pitmanita, a font containing the characters of Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet. This alphabet was used in many English schools in the 1960s.
    • Morsealfabetet, a Morse-Code font.
    • Korsstygn 1, a cross-stitch font.
    • Tant Brita (2006), Tant Ingrid (2006), Tant Ulla (2006), Tant Gertrud (2006), Tant Lilian (2006): stitching faces.
    • Knappast (2006), Knappolog (2013), Endast (2006), Emedan (2006): letters in circles or rounded rectangles.
    • Karolinus Fraktur (2006): A slightly regularized digital version of a late Baroque Fraktur type, probably from the beginning of the 18th century, issued by the Norstedts type foundry in Stockholm in 56 point size as Sju petit fraktur nr 2.
    • Simpliciter Sans (2006), a rounded sans family in three styles, based on the standard round-pen ink lettering used on technical drawings in the middle of the 20th century.
    • Huruvida (2006). Varvid and Varvid Caps (2006, a bilined tubular caps stencil face).
    • Vibertus (2007): a didone headline typeface based on Gras Vibert (1840, Vibert, for the Didot typefoundry).
    • Yxlofon (2015). a dot matrix display typeface.

    And a jump list for Fraktur fonts. MyFonts link to his foundry, Lars Törnqvist Typografi.

    View Lars Törnqvist's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿

    Cesar Ordoño

    Graphic designer at F33 in Murcia, Spain. In 2015, Cesar Ordoño and Carlos Serrano codesigned the blackletter / metal band typeface Fucking Noise. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    C.F. Rühl

    Leipzig-based foundry. It produced faces 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) and Elementar-Deutsch (1911, a blackletter by Georg Schiller). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    C.G. Schoppe

    Designer of the blackletter font Centralschrift in 1853. Had his own foundry in Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Chair of Medieval English Literature

    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]  ⦿

    Charles Borgerding

    Kutztown, PA-based art director and illustrator. In 2010, he drew a blackletter alphabet called Kutztown Fraktur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Charles Emil Heyer

    Chicago-based punch-cutter, 1841 (Berlin)-1897 (Chicago). His typefaces have late Victorian and early art nouveau elements:

    • At BBS: Armenian (+Extended) (1879), Calumet (1887), Castle (1888, a clean basic sans), Challenge Lightface (1888), Fair (1893), Fair Open (1891), Grant No. 2 (1892), Heyer, Jewel Script (1888), La Salle (1889), Lakeside Script (1883), Lyric (+Lightface Lyric, 1882; in 1925 renamed to Greeting Card (+Light)), Maltese (+Open) (1878), Mayo, Myrtle Script (1885), Occident (+Shaded) (1881), Opaque, Plate Script, Princess Script (1887), Princeton, Solar (1888), Sylvan Text.
    • At Boston Type Foundry: Bank Note Italic Ornamented (1874 or 1875), Compressed Black (1875), Copperplate Italic (1875), Harlem (+Open, +Shade) (1875), Karnac (1874 [note: not sure this was done at Boston Type Foundry]), Mayence (1875), Nubian (1876), Rococo (1876), Vienna (1875).
    List of patents taken on fonts, by date: 1879: Armenian extended, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed BBS face. 1880: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1881: blackletter face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1882: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1883: unnamed BBS face. 1884: unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed art nouveau face, unnamed BBS face. 1886: unnamed BBS face, borders. 1887: School Script for BBS, unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1888: unnamed BBS face, unnamed BBS face. 1891: ornaments for BBS. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Charles Nix
    [New Fonts]

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    Charmaine Ang

    Singapore-based graphic designer. She created Utopia (2010), a blackletter typeface, and Mononoke (2014, a display typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Choz Cunningham
    [Exclamachine Type Foundry]

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    Chris Dunfield
    [Angst Free Fonts]

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    Chris Rugen

    Typophile who is working on the modular blackletter typeface Faketur (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Chris Toph

    Salzburg, Austria-based designer of Altwien (2014, a blackletter typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Chris Vile

    Chris Vile (Fontmonger, Austin, TX) is a type and graphic designer and web developer, who was briefly located in Chicago.

    Creator of Cannibal (2012, scratchy hand), Die Already (grungy caps), The Dead Saloon (2012, Western caps face), the scratchy scary typeface Dead Bitch (2012), the athletic lettering typeface No Honor Roll (2012), the grungy Redux (2012), Konquer (2012), Sandy Ravage (2012), and Digital Anarchy (2012), the blood drip typefaces Spiked (2012) and XSpiked (2012), and the brushed typeface GwizsK (2012).

    In 2013, he designed The Five One Two (graffiti font), Skidmarked (graffiti font), There Be Monsters, Digital Disorder (a textured typeface), We Are Depraved, The Dead Are Coming (grunge), Barbaric, Welcome To Texas (graffiti font), Chopper City (a spurred constructivist typeface), Maya Rose (a script face), Chaos and Pain (a tattoo font), Abandon (grungy poster face), Virtual Bliss, and Pale Horse (a dagger font), Malevolentz (grungy caps), Shrapnel (grungy caps).

    In 2014, he created Turnt Up (graffiti font), Grind Mafia, No Hard Evidence (glass scratch typeface), Techno Wanker, Abduco (grunge), Blackhead, Summon The Executioner (grunge), The Grinder (eerie font), Normal Sometimes (rounded sans), November Mornings, One More Day, Waukegan Hustle, Thoughts of Her, All Cracked Out, Redux, Cook County Jailhouse, Ol Skool (graffiti font), Why So Serious (grunge), Never Speak Of, Taco Truck Militia, Reason to see evil, Reaching for heaven, Digital Firebomb, Gas Mask Warriors, Necrotype, The Deadliest Saloon, The Decompozed, Necro Monger, Self Righteousness (grunge face), Rasterized (brush face), Some Devil Faces, Flowers For You, Dirtgrub Graffiti, M Ponderosa (letterpress typeface), Dr. Toboggan, Midnite Hour.

    Typefaces from 2015: Blood Lust (dripping blood font), Middle Schooler, Hood Rich, Tequila Sunset, Hire a Cowboy, Tequila Sunrise, Cynical Hills (spurred eroded vintage typeface), Make them suffer (grungy letters), Gristled, Dark Waters, Poison Hope, Code Predators (grungy and squarish), Oak Lawn, Sovereign (grungy blackletter), Crucifixion, Sinner Script, Travis County (graffiti font), No Reverence (grunge), Barter With A Gypsy, Vance Jackson (graffiti script), Vary Sharky (brush face by Chris Vile and Roland Huse), Sons of Noah, Knife Fight Ballet, Dingle Huckleberry (grungy blackletter), The Grim Raiders, Tha Kool Kidz, Genesee St, Quaaludes, Quaalude Hulk, Kings Butcher, Gunfighter Academy (grungy and spurred), Buffalo Grove, Children Among Lions, Dedecus Putro, Dedecus.

    Home page. Personal home page for Designs By Chris.

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    Christ Trek Fonts
    [Tim Larson]

    Tim Larson (Christ Trek Fonts) is the Minnesota-based creator of the Open Font License fonts Marapfhont (2009) 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]. Open Font Library link. Home page. Aka Christ Trekker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christian "Cinga" Thalmann

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    Christian Heinrich Kleukens

    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. He also added a handwritten freestyle version, Burtine 2003, and another interpretation, Burtinomatic (2004).

    Judith Type (1923), a hookish hellish German expressionist typeface, was at the basis of Judith Type (2007, Nick Curtis), Holofernes NF (2007, Nick Curtis) and Irrlicht (2015, Ari Hausel, Aarhaus).

    Klingspor link. Klingspor link for Kleukens. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Christian Munk

    Danish designer (b. 1991), aka CMunk, who used FontStruct to create most of his typefaces. Dafont link.

    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, Quirky Serif, 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). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christian Ollert

    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]  ⦿

    Christian Richter

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    Christian Robertson

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    Christian Spremberg

    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]  ⦿

    Christian-Heinrich Wunderlich
    [Typografisches Cabinet]

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    Christina Torre

    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.

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    Christoph Schwedhelm

    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

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    Christoph Windmueller

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    Christopher Adams

    Designer at the Open Font Library, who contributed Just Letters (2012, blackletter) to the project. This was based on Albrecht Duerer's Of the Just Shaping of Letters (1525). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christopher Branson

    Illustrator and designer at the Kern&Letter Company in Missouri. Behance link. Home page

    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]  ⦿

    Christopher Haanes

    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 faces like Brioso, Adobe Jenson, Bembo, Adobe Garamond, ITC New Baskerville and Linotype Didot. This thread looks at sans faces. He designed a calligraphic alphabet specifically for Cappelen Damm in 2008, which was digitized by Sumner Stone as Litterat. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christopher Horst

    Designer in Cincinnati, OH, b. 1982, who has mainly designed tattoo and black metal faces. Portfolio. In 2010, he made Horst Roman Gothic. In 2011, he added Horst Blackletter (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christopher Laughlin

    American graphic and type designer who created Semester (a curly almost Victorian script) and Joseph Venetian (almost blackletter) in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Christopher Saur

    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]  ⦿

    Chuck Davis
    [Letterhead Fonts]

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    Chyrllene Albuquerque

    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 faces:

    • Naive Ornaments (2012, with Iza W).
    • Calligraphic Birds (2012, with Iza W).
    • ABC Hand (2011). A sign language face.
    • Pencraft (2010): a penmanship typeface with uppercase based on Swagger Capitals (Carl Stephen Junge, at Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), and lowercase based on Sidney Gaunt's Pencraft Oldstyle series (1914), as displayed in the BBS catalog from 1922.
    • Eingraviert Dutch Capitals (2009). An engraved typeface.
    • Vintage Hands (2012). A set of fists and penman's hands.
    • Bonsai Paufo (2010): a dingbat face.
    • Floreart (2012). With Iza W.
    • Jugendstil Flowers (2011).
    • Libertee Ornaments (2011): an elegant art nouveau typeface done with Paulo W.
    • MesoAmerican (+Two) (2011): native Indian dingbat faces.
    • Tribalism (2011): three faces with ornaments and fleurons, done together with Iza W and Paulo W.
    • Cripto (2011). With Paulo W.
    • Soft Garden (2012). With Iza W.
    • Bruce 1065 Soft Serifs (2011). Very Victorian. With Iza W.
    • Victorian Advertizing (2011).
    • Gothic Revival Layered (2012). One of the first layered blackletter typefaces anywhere.
    • Forte (2013) is a fee brush font in the style of Forte MT (1962, Carl Reissberger).
    • Tribalism (2011). Three fonts with penmanship-style flourishes.
    • Enchiridion (2012).
    • Azalleia Ornaments (2012). With Iza W.

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    Cindy Zeiwen Chang

    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
    [Dick Pape]

    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 McGraw 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), RomaineMidolline (2010), RomanPrintShaded (2010, ornamental roman caps), RusticAlphabet, SilhouetteInitials1880, TheTerrorsofNightLife, VerzierteAltGothic, VerzierteGothic, VictoriaGingerbread1890 (2007).

    Klingspor link.

    Download here. More direct link to Pape's digitizations. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Classic Font Company
    [Anthony Nash]

    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".

    Linotype link.

    Identifont lists these faces: 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.

    View Classic Font Company's typeface library. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Claude Médiavilla

    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.

    His typefaces:

    • Galba: an elegant roman face, done at Mecanorma in 1987.
    • Media Script (Mecanorma, 1985).
    • Mediavilla (CCT, 1976).
    • Mediavilla Script (Graphitel, 1986).
    • Palazzo (Mecanorma, 1984).
    • Tory (1991).

    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.

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    Claude Pelletier

    Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.

    Dafont link. Yet another URL. Abfonts carries many of his fonts. Fontspace link.

    His typefaces:

    • Salamandre (2012). A tall 19-th century style slab typeface based on Iguana, a design of Sally-Ann Grover.
    • Aerolite C Pone (2013). A calligraphic connected copperplate script.
    • Angelica CP (2011)
    • Banner Star (2012). An American flag-themed display typeface.
    • Barrio CP (2011). An inline face.
    • BeansCP (2010, after a font found on page 10 of Art Deco Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo).
    • Bienetresocial (2003), BienetresocialBold (2003).
    • Bizarre and Bizarrerie (2010; based on Edwards and Inland, both designed in 1895 by Nicholas J. Werner at the Inland Type Foundry; renamed in 1925 by BBS)
    • Bloque Demo (2011). Experimental.
    • Bold (2008)
    • Bolina (2015). A copperplate calligraphic script after Dan X. Solo's alphabet shown on page 12 of Dan X Solo. Script and Cursive Alphabets (1987, Dover).
    • Carre (2009, athletic numerals).
    • Caslon CP (2012, based on Caslon 223 Bold).
    • Champignon (1999-2009, a formal calligraphic script)
    • Chartrand (2010, Victorian)
    • Chomage (2009)
    • Chopin Script (1999-2010, calligraphic; after Polonaise by Phil Martin)
    • Constanze Initials (2010). After Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1956).
    • Crayonnette (2000)
    • DeClaude (2010, patterned and named after DeVinne)
    • Derniere (1999)
    • Dojo CP (2011)
    • Dynamic CP (2010, based on page 48 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces as Dynamic Deco)
    • Ebony (2011). Based on a Marder&Luse design from 1890. Ebony is on page 38 of 100 Ornamental Alphabets by Dan X. Solo and also on page 43 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
    • Embrionic 85 (2012, +Swash Caps) and Embrionic 55 Swash (2012): an ink trap sans display family modeled after Robert Trogman's Embrionic in the FotoStar collection.
    • Essai (2003)
    • Euclid CP (2011): based on an 1880 typeface at Central Type Foundry.
    • Fancy Text (2004, blackletter)
    • Fantaisie1 (1999)
    • Gourmandise (2013), an exquisite Normandian-style didone display typeface.
    • Grandee CP (2014). Claude says that it is based on T.H. Grandee, but that is too cryptic for me...
    • Haricot (2010, a fat modular typeface based on Beans in the Dan Solo catalog)
    • Humeur (2001-2002, funny smilies)
    • IEC5000 (2011). A symbol font with electrical and other icons.
    • Initiales Medium (2011)
    • JohnHancockCP-Medium (2010, bold didone)
    • Landi Echo (2011). A remake of Landi Echo by Alessandro Butti (1939-1943).
    • La Tribune (2011). A newspaper type.
    • Le Golf or Le Trou (2010, art nouveau typeface by Antoine Szczebanski, digitized by Claude Pelletier; also on page 71 of the Solotype catalog)
    • Les Etoiles (2013): an inline typeface
    • Lionel CP (2010, a multiline typeface inspired by Letraset's 1973 typeface Stripes)
    • Louisa CP (2015). A free calligraphic copperplate script. Free download.
    • Malvern (1999)
    • Manquis CP (2012). A roman typeface.
    • Maratre (2013). A delicious connected copperplate calligraphic script.
    • Monterey Wide (2011). A Tuscan ornamental face, based on a showing on page 22 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
    • Motscroises (1997)
    • Niaisage (2012). A lachrymal caps only typeface.
    • Oxford CP (2010, a multiline face, based on the 1960s typeface by Christine Lord)
    • Pasdecourbe (2003)
    • Pasdenom (2001, no punctuation)
    • Pepinot (2012), an art nouveau typeface based on Coral Inline on page 190 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
    • Pistilli Roman (2011, after the original by Pistilli)
    • Postface (2012). A bold signage script face.
    • Rita Smith (2012). After Primavera by Rita Major.
    • Rogers, Rogers2 (1997). He says that it is not his font---that he just rearranged the glyphs. According to Claude, can be found in the book Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau Alphabets, ed. Petzendorfer, Plate 23. It was made in 1902 by A.V. Haight for Inland Typefoundry.
    • Simplement (2011) is Cut-in Medium on page 163 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
    • Stylie Stymus (2012).
    • Threshold (2014).
    • TriangleETcircleShadow, TriangleETcircleShadowed (2010, 3d iron work style face)
    • UptightC (2010, multiline face).
    • YagiUHFNo2 (2012).
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    Claudia B. Kirsamer

    German calligrapher who made a stunning cover in 2003 for the blackletter magazine Die deutsche Sprache. Short bio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Clayton Carkner

    Graduate of Humber College in Toronto. Burlington, Ontario-based designer (b. 1994) of the (free) blackletter / tattoo typeface Leteske (2013).

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Clément Nicolle
    [Zone Erogene (was: Dasklem)]

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    Clément Nicolle

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    Clemens and Buschmann

    German designers of the blackletter typeface Neuzeit Fraktur (1909, H. Hoffmeister). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Clemens Bergmann

    Based in Stuttgart, Germany, Clemens Bergmann designed the broken grotesk typeface Daimonion (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Clement Robert

    French designer in London who has a Masters from Maryse Eloy Art School in Paris, 2011. Behance link.

    Dünn (2012) is a thin blackletter font created in collaboration with Claire Doghmi during a workshop with Jean Widmer. Dünn is the skeletal version of Fette Gotisch. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Clint Childers

    Clint Childers (New Martinsville, WV) made the shareware Fraktur font DRAGONSx (1999) which can be obtained through the Abstract Fonts site. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Coen Hofmann

    Born in Amsterdam in 1939, Hofmann started out as a typesetter, and then morphed into a calligrapher and an author on calligraphy, and finally into a type designer.

    Designer at URW++ of

    • Pinel Pro (2014). A revival of a didone from 1899 by Joseph Pinel called French 10pt No. 2. URW++ writes: Coen Hofmann digitized the font from a batch of very incomplete, damaged and musty drawings, which he dug up in Altrincham. He redrew all characters, bringing up the hairstrokes somewhat in the process.
    • Thomas Schrift and Thomas Versalien (2015). Based on Friedel Thomas's Thomas Schrift and Thomas Versalien from 1956-1958.
    • Altrincham (2003).
    • Holland Gothic (2012). A blackletter.
    • Sax (2008). A didone typeface family.
    • Signpainters Script (2013). A connected copperplate script.
    • Perugia Cursive (2003). A gorgeous calligraphic script based on the 19th century "Scrittura Rotonda Francese" and "Scrittura Italiana" developed by Italian calligrapher Cesare Silvestrini.
    • Jason Uncial (2012). A unicase uncial design.
    • Seizieme Pro (2013). Based on the 1905 font Série 16 by Peignot, which was mainly used for scientific publications.
    • Romeo (2004). A 3d beveled shadow face.
    • Caxtonian Black (2012). A blackletter.
    • Sirius and Sirius Caps (2003). A garalde family developed together with British type designer Neville Brown.
    • Silvestrini (2003). A gorgeous Gando-style ronde. Based on the 19th century "Scrittura Rotonda Francese" and "Scrittura Italiana" developed by Italian calligrapher Cesare Silvestrini.
    • Ramona (2004). A shadowed typeface.
    • Technotype (2011). A revival of Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1952 slab serif family Technotyp.
    • Revis (2011). A formal script based on Daphne, a typeface that was originally designed by German type designer Georg Salden. For some reason, that typeface was withdrawn from the URW++ library some time later.

    Klingspor link. View Coen Hofmann's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Communitas Monacensis

    Free Fraktur fonts: MA-Bastarda1, MA-BastardAnglicana, MA-FereTextura, MA-GKursiv1, MA-Gotbuch, MA-InsularMinuscule, MA-Minuskel1, MA-Urkunde, all published by Will Software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Constructed Languages
    [Boudewijn Rempt]

    Boudewijn Rempt's fonts for imaginary and not-so-imaginary languages: Afaka-Roman (from Surinam, with help from 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]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿

    Cooper Union: Blackletter

    A blackletter project in 2009 at the Cooper Union. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Coppers & Brasses
    [Alexandre Saumier Demers]

    Quebec-based type typefoundry 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.

    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:

    • CCM Grotesk (2915, Latin and Cyrillic). A custom typeface for Canadian sporting goods brand CCM, with a textured version. The Cyrillic was overseen by Russian type designer Maria Doreuli.
    • VLNL Wurst (2015, VetteLetters). This wurst-themed typefaces comes in three styles, Brat, Blut and Bier Wurst. The interesting aspect of this font is that Demers developed a special Wurst Schreiber software for drawing segments as sausages in RoboFont.
    • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
    • Canal (2015, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
    • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
    • Klaus (2014, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed for personal web and paper work.
    • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
    • Lewis (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). A font system for typesetting mathematics in TeX, developed at KABK.
    • Alphonse (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). An elegant garalde custom text typeface.
    • Nurraq (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed as a school project at KABK, Nurraq is a multi-script typeface system that matches a Latin serif text typeface with a Canadian aboriginal syllabics character set for the Inuktitut language.
    • Compass (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
    • MLS Soccer (2012). A hand-crafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.

    Home page of Alexandre Saumier Demers. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Corey Holms

    Graduate from Cal Arts (1996), who runs CoreyHolms.Com in Fullerton, near Los Angeles. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link.

    Designer of Compunabula (2015), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella), 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), 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.

    Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Cornelis Dirckszoon Boissens

    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]  ⦿

    Coron's Sources of Fonts

    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]  ⦿

    Corradine Fonts
    [Manuel Eduardo Corradine]

    Manuel Corradine 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 face), 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 fgrom 2010: Miel (a curly script), Oferta (a signage script), Corradine Handwriting, Alberto (connected hand), Changua (hand-printed).

    Fonts from 2011: Plebeya (2011, connected hand), Mimi's Hand Connected, Legendaria (an extensive connected calligraphic family).

    Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned 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; related to German expressionism), 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 2015: Be Creative (a vintage display typeface), Typnic (a varied hand-crafted layered and script typeface family; rhymes with picnic), Typnic Headline Slab.

    Klingspor link. Behance link. Creative Market link. MyFonts link. Fontspring link. Font Squirrel link.

    View Corradine's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Coruja do Norte

    Fraktur, medieval, uncial and astrological font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    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]  ⦿


    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
    [Alex Moseley]

    Wonderful 16-th century (commercial) fonts from this Manchester, UK-based foundry, including the Formal Text Hand package, Written Square Capitals (2005: roman inscriptional caps), Rustic Capitals (2005), Chancery Hand, Italic Hand, Bastard Secretary Hand, Secretary Hand, Hand of the Court of the Common Pleas, 17th Century Print, 17th Century Italic. Most fonts by Alex Moseley. For a fee, get the fonts used in the Harry Potter film, globally called Wizardings: The Wizard Hand, Black Cat Letter (blackletter), Parchment Print&Italic, Wizard Runes, Wizardings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Cristian Gramada

    Creator in 2009 of a 3d paper-fold face that seems to have Fraktur influences. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Cristina Paoli

    Graduate from the MA Typo/Graphic program at the LCC in London. Her thesis was on the use of blackletters in Mexico. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    60-font archive specializing in medieval and Fraktur fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Cucu Supriyadi
    [Seventh Imperium]

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    CybaPeeCreations (or: Typoasis)
    [Petra Heidorn]

    CybaPee is the nom de plume of Petra Heidorn who lives in Hamburg. She has created may typefaces (listed below) and has cooperated with many on interesting projects. She is undoubtedly best known for her successful web site Typoasis, where one can download her own creations, and those of her many friends. Petra is also heavily involved in several attempts to revive blackletter fonts, in cooperation with Manfred Klein, Dieter Steffmann, Paul Lloyd and others. She organized several revivals of the typefaces of Rudolf Koch and Ernst Schneidler. She also managed the extensive web presence of Manfred Klein.

    Fontspace link. Dafont link.

    Her own creations:

    • Pre 2000 typefaces: the display fonts Scoglietto, ResPublica, SailingJunco, RoteFlora (1999), Pegypta, Pegyptienne (wonderful hieroglyph-inspired typewriter font), Slimliner Micro, Lupinus, CalliBrush, Rammstein, Greex (Latin font with Greek characters), Camouflage, Extemplary (another beauty), Azimech, Charon, SoftAutumn, Hasenchartbreaker, Oetztype (named after the Tyrolian Iceman, Oetzi), Funtastique (1999, for the Fontsanon members) and Oktoberfest. Plus the scanware fonts Diamond Dreams, Royal Gothic Initials, and Deco Caps. Finally, check also her dingbats LightBats and ToolTime, and her Russianized letters in KrasniFellows. And then there are HelvAssim, BirthdayGreetz, CursedKuerbis, Epitough, InkyDinky, Napapiiri, Lupinus, Pachyderm, PostmoderneFraktur, Sagittarius, Stoertebeker, TaraType (named after Sabine Taranowski, it has zodiac symbols), ChaosTheorie, WelcomeY2K, Zodiac. Other fonts include SadLisa, a parody of Lisa Jenkins's Kitchen Tiles, Lurzing Initials (1997, based on a 1908 typeface by Karl Lürzing; it depicts naked figures).
    • 2001 faces: Mothproof Script, MonkeyHouseParty, XmasTerpiece (a Fraktur font based on Rhapsodie by Ilse Schuele), XmasTerpieceSwashes.
    • 2002 faces: MuseAsis, ArabDancesMediumItalic (Arabic simulation font), Vogeler Caps.
    • 2003 faces: Bayreuth-Black (a nice scan-version of Bayreuth Fraktur by Ernst Schneidler for C.E. Weber in 1932).
    • 2004 faces: Manuskript Gotisch (a revival of a 1514 typeface by Wolfgang Hopyl, which was a house typeface at the Bauersche Giesserei in 1899), Urdeutsch (1924-1925, Genzsch&Heyse, digitally revival by her here), Weiß Fraktur (with Manfred Klein, after a 1909 original by Emil Rudolf Weiß, which was at the Bauersche Giesserei since 1913), Hohenzollern (1902, Bauersche Giesserei, revived in 2004) and Neue Fraktur and Neue Fraktur ExtraBold, both revivals of faces by Johannes Wagner Schriftgiesserei in 1927. She created HamletOrNot (with Manfred Klein, after the typeface Hamlet by Edward Johnston for the Cranach Press), Bibelschrift (with Manfred Klein, a Fraktur named after the Bremer Presse, est. 1911, bombed by the Americans in 1944), SchneidlerInitialen and Schneidler Schwabacher (also a blackletter, based on Ernst Schneidler), TipTop (originally released ca. 1900 by Julius Klinkhardt, Leipzig), Bauernschrift (1911, Bauersche Giesserei), Bayreuth, Burte-Fraktur, Kleukens Fraktur, Leibniz-Fraktur, Neue Fraktur, Neudeutsch (after the 1900 original by Otto Hupp for Genzsch&Heyse), Deutscher Schmuck (with Manfred Klein, a revival and extension of the Schmuck für Deutsche Druckschrift by Eduard Ege, Genzsch and Heyse, 1922), SerpentisBlack (a digitization of type by E.W. Tieffenbach for Officina Serpentis, 1913), SchmalfetteGotisch (with Manfred Klein, based on a type of Ernst Schneidler), DeutscheDruckschrift (a revival of Heinz König's 1888 typeface for Genzsch&Heyse), Weiss-Gotisch (a revival of E.R. Weiss's typeface by that name, published in 1936 at the Bauersche Giesserei).
    • 2005 faces: Heimat (2005, after Wilhelm Weimar's Heimat from 1917, Genzsch&Heyse), Jaecker Schrift (revival of the 1912 blackletter typeface by Wilhelm Jaecker for D. Stempel), Gotika (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter typeface for Bauer; no downloads), Holland-Gotisch (with Manfred Klein, a revival of Nederduits by Johann Michael Fleischmann, ca. 1750), Symphonie (a digitization of Imre Reiner's Symphonie from 1938 (renamed Stradivarius in 1945)), Hartwig Schrift (after Hartwig Poppelbaum's Hartwig Schrift from 1927-1928), Moderne Schwabacher (after a ca. 1900 typeface by the Otto Weisert foundry called Moderne Halbfette Schwabacher), Hans Sachs Gotisch (based on a typeface by that name of Albert Auspurg, 1911, Genzsch&Heyse), Brahms-Gotisch (with Manfred Klein, a revival of a 1937 Genzsch&Heyse typeface by that name created by Heinz Beck), Verzierte Schwabacher (with James Arboghast, based on a blackletter font by that name from the Carl Kloberg foundry in 1891), Schwabach Deko (the same as the previous font, only as close to the original as possible). Nordland (originally by Heinz Beck, Trennert&Sohn, 1935) was revied by Petra.
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    D. Stempel (or: Stempel Studio)

    Frankfurt-based typefoundry started in 1895 by David Stempel. Took over Roos&June in 1915. Gained a majority share in Klingspor Bros in 1917. Takes over Leipzig's Heinrich Hoffmeister foundry in 1918 and Leipzig's W. Drugulin foundry in 1919. Gains shareholding in the Haas'sche type foundry in 1927, and Benjamin Krebs in 1933. It becomes owner of Klingspor in 1956. In 1985 D. Stempel's type division was taken over by Linotype, and became Linotype's type department. Stempel's history, 1895-1955. Designers and fonts:

    • J. F. G. Binder: Binder Style (1959).
    • J. Boehland: Balzac (1951).
    • H. Bohn: Mondial (1936).
    • Walter Brudi: Orbis (1953), Pan (1954).
    • W. Buhe: Buhe Fraktur (1915).
    • W. Chappell: Trajanus (1939).
    • J. Christiansen: Christiansen Schrift (1909).
    • F. Heinrichsen: Gotenburg (1935-1937).
    • K. Hoefer: Prima (1957), Zebra (1965).
    • H. Hoffmeister: Amts Antiqua (1909), Stempel Fraktur (1914).
    • Holzhausen: Holzhausen Antiqua (1916).
    • M. Jacoby-Boy: Bravour (1912).
    • M. Kausche: Mosaik (1954).
    • F. W. Kleukens: Gotische Antiqua (1914), Helga Antiqua (1913), Ingeborg Antiqua (1910), Kleukens Fraktur (1911), Omega (1926), Radio Latein (1923, display didone).
    • R. Koch: Anzeigenschrift Deutsch (1923).
    • H. König: Heinz-König-Setzmaschinen-Fraktur (1913).
    • E. Meyer: Tannenberg (1933-1935).
    • Hans Eduard Meier: Syntax (1968).
    • H. Möhring: Elan (1928), Elegant Grotesk (1928).
    • C. Wilhelm Pischiner: Neuzeit Grotesk (1929).
    • H. Pauser: Petra (1954).
    • I. Reiner: Bazar (1956), Mustang (1956).
    • P. Renner: Renner Antiqua (1939).
    • H. Rhode: Humboldt Fraktur (1938).
    • F. K. Sallwey: Present (1974).
    • A. M. Schildbach: Montan (1954).
    • F. Schweimanns: Diana (1909), Propaganda (1901), Graziella (1905), Korso (1913).
    • W. Schwerdtner: Metropolis (1928), Mundus Antiqua (1929), Standard Latein (1929).
    • J. Tschichold: Sabon (1967).
    • M. Wilke: Diskus (1938), Gladiola (1936), Konzept (1968).
    • Friedrich Hermann Wobst: Globus (1932).
    • Rudolf Wolf: Memphis (1930).
    • Hermann Zapf: Gilgengart, Kompakt (1954), Melior (1952), Michelangelo (1950, roman caps), Optima (1958), Palatino (1950), Saphir (Linotype, 1953), Sistina (1951), Virtuosa (1952, revived in 2009 as Virtuosa Classic at linotype with the help of Akira Kobayashi).
    • G. Zapf-von Hesse: Diotima Antiqua (1952), Smaragd (1953).
    • Staff: B¨xenstein Antiqua (1912: revival by Gerhard Helzel), GerhardHelzel-BuxensteinFraktur-after-DStempel-1912.png">Büxenstein-Faktur (1912: revival by Gerhard Helzel), AltSchwabacher, Europe, Eurostile, Forma, Garamond, Künstlerschreibschrift (1902), Univers, and the typewriter types Deberny, Haas and Olive.

    Specimen book of 1920.

    View the Stempel typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    Russian blackletter font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dado Queiroz
    [Estudio Crop]

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    Dahlia Yuen

    Graphic Design student at Vancouver Island University in Canada in 2013-2014. Creator of Neu Anglo (2014), an angular shaded typeface influenced by blackletter. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Damià Rotger Miró

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    Fontstructor who made the tattoo / blackletter typeface Evil Script 2 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dan M. Zadorozny
    [Iconian Fonts]

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    Dan Reynolds

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    Dan Rhatigan

    Daniel Rhatigan (Ultrasparky) was born on Staten Island in 1970. He finished the MA Typeface Design program at the University of Reading, UK, in 2007. Before that, he briefly taught type design at the City College of New York. Currently, he is type director at Monotype Imaging, based in the UK. He is an expert on Indic scripts, and spoke about that at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik.

    His graduation typeface at Reading was Gina (2007), a serif about which the reactions are generally good (a Minion with character according to Stephen Coles, and an awful lot of Unger in one gulp according to Joe Clark). Gina covers not only Greek, but most European languages. I especially appreciate its attention to mathematical symbols and typesetting. In 2009, Ian Moore and Dan Rhatigan created Sodachrome, a typeface designed at The Colour Grey for Sodabudi, a forthcoming online store for art work inspired by folk art from India. Dan Rhatigan blogged about it here. When the two parts of the typeface are screenprinted in different colours on top of each other, they produce an optical effect. In 2010, his (free) rounded bold serif typeface Copse font was published at Kernest (free downloads).

    Kernest link. Google Web Font Directory carries his free typeface Astloch, a monoline blackletter face.

    Another download link. Clear Sans (2013) was designed by Daniel Ratighan at Monotype under the direction of the User Experience team at Intel's Open Source Technology Center. Clear Sans is available in three weights (regular, medium, and bold) with corresponding italics, plus light and thin upright (without italics). Clear Sans has minimized, unambiguous characters and slightly narrow proportions.

    Ryman Eco is a free multilined typeface created in 2014 by Dan Rhatigan and Gunnar Vilhjálmsson at Monotype that satisfies its two design goals---beauty and economy (it uses 33% less ink than a normal text font).

    Fontsquirrel link. CTAN download link.

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    Dan X. Solo

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    Dan X. Solo: Digitizations by Dick Pape
    [Dick Pape]

    Dick Pape based the following digitizations (2008-2010) of blackletter, art deco, Celtic, initial caps, and other ornamental typefaces shown by Dan X. Solo in his Dover books: DXSAlphaMidnight, DXSAlphaTwilight, DXSBeansBold, DXSBlackline (prismatic, art deco), DXSBoboBold, DXSBrusselsInitials, DXSBuckinghamInitials, DXSBust, DXSCharger, DXSCheckmate, DXSCorral, DXSDevon, DXSDevonian, DXSDudleyPNarrow, DXSFatCat, DXSFestival, DXSFrankfortInitials, DXSFuturaInline, DXSGrooviestGothic, DXSGuildhall, DXSHessNeobold, DXSHotline, DXSHuntingtonInitials, DXSJoyceBlack, DXSKupferInitials, DXSLampoon, DXSLeipzigInitials, DXSLeister, DXSLowenbrau, DXSMonogramStencil, DXSMonumentBold, DXSNottinghamInitials, DXSOrbit, DXSOttoHuppInitials, DXSPickfair, DXSPolly, DXSPotsdamInitials, DXSPrismaniaC, DXSPrismaniaP, DXSQuote, DXSRegalBlack, DXSRhythmBold, DXSRickyTick, DXSRoco (art deco), DXSSansSouci, DXSShadyDeal, DXSSheetSteel, DXSSilverShadowBlack, DXSStuttgartInitials, DXSTester, DXSThedaBara (counterless geometric art deco), DXSTulo, DXSTuxedo, DXSUrban (psychedelic), DXSVeronica, DXSWestmorland, DXSWienText, DXSYagiBold.bmp DXSYagiDouble, DXSYorkshireInitials, DXSZany, DXSZephyr.

    Images: DXSBlackline, DXSBust, DXSDudleyPNarrow, DXSGrooviestGothic, DXSJoyceBlack, DXSMonogramStencil, DXSPrismania'P', DXSRickyTick, DXSRoco, DXSSheetSteel, DXSTulo, DXSUrban, DXSYagiDouble, DXS Alpha Twilight, DXS Brussels Initials, DXS Kupfer Initials, DXS Lowenbrau, DXS Otto Hupp Initials, DXS Theda Bara, DXS Urban. Download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Graf

    Designer of Empire (2009, blackletter). He is based in Berlin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Hernández Sanchez
    [Hernández Type (was: Estudio de diseño Calderón)]

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    Daniel Owen
    [Nemesis Design]

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    Daniel Plant

    Designer in 2000 at Fontmonster of 10ptChaos, Bionique (blackletter), BrokenSounds, Euphoria, ImpactPeople, MMCutout, Quel (a tech font), and Timeface. Later he designed MIR, Jab Outline, MIR Research, Double Extra, Truck Stop Puncture, MIR Station, Venue, Time Face (great idea of a stick font!), Rammdisk, Mort, Lacer, Kasper, Lefthand, Felt Script, Frik, Genome TF, Impact Peeps (dingbats), Dieter Con, Egyptian, Etc, Deeter, Crinkle, Control, Broken, 12s6d, 10pt chaos, Crumbs, MortUnicaseBold, MortUnicaseIncised, MortUnicaseThin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Sabino

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    Daniel T. Ames

    American penman. Author of Ames' Guide to Self-Instruction in Practical and Artistic Penmanship (1884). His book contains some explicit alphabets: Roman, Italic Roman, Gothic, German text, Old English, Church Text, Medieval, Egyptian, German Round Hand, Marking and Rustic (elaborate caps). One of the initial caps in that text led Robert Fauver to create the free font Dirty Ames (2006). Handdrawn portrait of Ames found in "Real Pen Work" (1881, knowles and Maxim). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Taupin

    Daniel Taupin (1936-2003) held a degree of the ESPCI school and was a doctor in physics. He was a researcher in a solid-state physics lab at Orsay University (Physique des Solides, University Paris-Sud). Obituary. Another obituary with details of his mountain climbing career and death in the mountains. He published ttfmf2t1, a free C program, to clean up the output of Oleg Motygin's ttf2mf program that converts ttf files installed (!!) in Windows to metafont format. Metafont sources for Garamond, Times, Arial, Book Antiqua and Bookman Oldstyle are also at this site. He also codeveloped OpusTeX and Musixtex (for music notation) with Andreas Egler and Ross Mitchell. He published Les polices TTF converties en Metafont and MusiXTeX: L'écriture de la musique polyphonique ou instrumentale avec TEX. Designer of the metafont fraktur font families CM Fraktur and DM Fraktur. CM Fraktur, or cmfrak, is based on Yannis Haralambous' font yfrak (1990). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Daniel Viberg

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    Daniele Capo

    Italian type designer from Viterbo who is working on Guido (2010), a free typeface based on the Italian gothic letterforms (roughly speaking, a blend between blackletter and chancery), or gotica corsiva (used in the fourteenth century for books such as Dante's Divine Comedy). Flickr page. Capo studied at the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Firenze. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    The EmGravesSH truetype font (Fraktur) by Soft Horizons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Darien Valentine

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    Dark Domain

    BadAcid, Magik (Wizardworks, 1993), Magdeburg (Fraktur font by Scriptorium), AmazoneBT-Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Darren Rigby
    [Objets Dart]

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    Das Nest der Qualle
    [Ren Kiryu]

    Ren Kiryu is the Japanese creator in 2007 of RN-DawnRaid (hand-printed), RN-Digitalian (LED simulation), RN-EasyCirclet-OL, RN-EasyCirclet-WL, RN-EasyCirclet, RN-Fraktur1 (blackletter), RN-Gothic1 (blackletter), RN-HoneyBlade, RN-Italic1, RN-Laboratory, RN-Lagopus, RN-LovelyBaby, RN-MilkCafe, RN-RibbonSweets (curly), RN-RoughhewnRomancer, RN-SealingClub, RN-SugarRuskHoney, RN-SwingingJohn, RN-UncialHalfUncial1, RN-disStrayedGhost. Free downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    German archive that consists mainly of Fraktur truetype fonts. Has, e.g., London Fraktura, Magdeburg (Scriptorium), Propaganda (Antifa Publishing, Hannover, 1999), Rothenburg Decorative (Alex Winterbottom), Gutenberg (C.H. Wunderlich, 1996). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dave Correll

    A graduate of Detroit Lakes Vocational Technical school, Dave has been making signs since 1983. He designs storefronts, dimensional signage, banners and logos at his Faribault, MN-based sign shop. His typefaces at Letterhead Fonts include Anna Banana (2004), LHF Basher (2004, brush style), Blacksmith, Brushwork, Coffee Shop, Divine (2007, blackletter), Flamingo Script, Lakeside, Marie Script (2006), Mister Muster, Mystery Font (2014, art nouveau), Orchard (2007), Packard Script, Piranha Script, Samster Script (2004, a signage face), Signkit Script, Signmaker, Spirit Script, and Stonecutter. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Dave Parr

    American designer at Letterhead Fonts of Grindle (blackletter), Squeezebox (Victorian) and United Cigar (more Victorian fare). In 2014, John Studden and Dave Parr codesigned the Victorian display typeface family LHF Blackstone. Dave Parr's other typefaces at LHF include LHF Tributary (2014, a calligraphic blackletter), LHF Ascribe (2015), LHF Heller's Script (with John Studden: a retro script), LHF Heller's Casual (2014), LHF Aledo (2014: a Western typeface), LHF Big Bob (2013, a sign painter's casual), Castlerock, Cedar Creek, Sanborn Thin (Victorian), and Sheridan Script (fifties script).

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    Dave Rowland

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    David A. Hobbs
    [David A. Hobbs, Inc.&Tolley Studios]

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    David A. Hobbs, Inc.&Tolley Studios
    [David A. Hobbs]

    David Hobbs (b. Midland, MI, 1943) worked for and with William E. Tolley, a noted Engrosser, the son of A.B. Tolley, the White House Calligrapher for several presidents. He opened his own studio in 1976, and says that he "has done work for kings and presidents". David A. Hobbs, Inc.&Tolley Studios in Washington DC provides calligraphic lettering services. They have developed their own in-house fonts, like Engravers Script, Gothic, Readable Text, Cursive, Old English, Simplified Old English, Roman and Stump Script. He has developed Hobbsian Script (Based on Zanerian script), Hobbsian Stump Script, Hobbsian Old English, Hobbsian Roman Cap and Hobbsian Readable Text. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David A. Occhino
    [David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)]

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    David Bailey

    Designer of Modern Blackletter (2005) and this grotesk display font (2006). In 2011, Delve Withrington and Dave Bailey codesigned Overpass, which was sponsored by Red Hat, inspired by Highway Gothic, a set of sans-serif typefaces developed by the United States Federal Highway Administration and used for road signage in the USA (but also used in many other countries), and freely available from Github and Open Font Library. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Bergsland
    [Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)]

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    David DeSandro

    Designer, aka nemoorange, who used FontStruct in 2008 to make Remigius WIP (blackletter), Chambermaiden WIP (blackletter), Masphalt (a rip-off of Black Sabbath by You Work For Them), Minutia, Bloc War, Phantsied, Halliday (ultra stencil), Sally Shadow, Ben Day, Izack (experimental stencil), Clive Rounded, Milius (blackletter), Hamleigh (blackletter), Sabatino, Radish, Rosslyn and Rosslyn Metal (futuristic), and Boritone (squarish), Francero Wide (big slab serif), Squabble, Bradshaw Bold, Gretzatz, Quint City (stencil), Remigius (blackletter), Remigius Heavy. Additions in 2009: Bradshaw Bold, squabble, Tom Tussle (pixel face), Curtis Heavy, Curtis Pixel 14, Hermione Black (slabby),

    At his home page, one can look at his beautiful all-caps geometric grotesque Curtis CSS (2010)---this typeface was entirely coded using CSS primitives! [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
    [Type Sailor]

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    David Fleming Nalle
    [Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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    David Hubner
    [Formlos (was: Folio)]

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    David Kerkhoff

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    David Kettlewell
    [New Renaissance Fonts (was: New Fontografia, or: David's Fontografia 2006)]

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    David Lafourcade

    During his graphic design studies in Lyon, France, David Lafourcade created the constructivist typeface Rus 35 (2014), the Trajan typeface Oedipe Antique (2014) and the Fraktur typeface Dornach (2014).

    In 2015, he made the crazy arts-and-craftsy typeface Whaye and the hacker typeface Gaio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Neustadt

    David Neustadt ("saberrider") is the designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental fonts Eye Pain, Colorblind, Big Blue (like IBM's stripes), Cord, Fontsract (a nice stencil face, based on piano keys), Dice (great; based on an idea of Daniel Pelavin, 1996), Blux (liquid crystal), Blockiger (octagonal), athletica (athletic lettering), divided (two lines, octagonal), edgewalker (heavy slab serif), geomatrix (filled-in letters), olympica. Other creations include Picto People (2008, a great people figure dingbat font), Carmack (2008, octagonal), Pluto (2008, white on black), Pluto Lowercase, Arena Berlin (2008), Katja (2008), Average (2008), Unbalanced (2008), Solido (2008, based on Ata Syed's FS Minimal), Noise (2008, grungy school letters), and Diagonalis (2008, diagonally striped letters).

    In 2009, he added Hexastruct, Curvy, Genero (fat face), Plagiacotti (Western saloon font, based on Manicotti, 2007, by David Jonathan Ross), Rasterman (+Bold) (gray effect fonts), Krummbein, Cohen, Mister N (handwriting), Monobono (shadow face), Letter Case, Mikado (3d-stroke font), Boulder (ultra-fat), Night Shift (semi-stencil), Tuvalua, Ripper (fat, counterless), Poff, Blackstruct (blackletter), Borders and Borders2 (outlines of countries).

    Typefaces from 2010: Squeeze, Puncture (dot matrix outlined), Yobbo (condensed, counterless).

    Typefaces from 2012: Thunderdome. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)
    [David A. Occhino]

    Treehouse Graphic Design was David Occhino's font outlet. It is now called David Occhino Design. The Treehouse collection specialized in Startrek, futuristic, Disney and Indiana Jones style fonts, but has widened lately. Most fonts are commercial, but there are a few free ones:

    • Exclusive Designs: Tangaroa (2009, tiki font), TradeWind, Nautilus, Graviton, Voyager, Cinema, Firefly, Forest, Emblem.
    • Signage faces: Craftsmen (2010), Craftsmen Ornaments (2010).
    • Movie Fonts: Safari (1996, based on the famous Indiana Jones movie logo created by Mike Salisbury and David Willardson; version 2 in 2011), Venture, Astro, Galax-E, Time Travel, Iron Hero, Knight, Blade, Aeronaut (1997, avant-garde).
    • Art Deco Fonts: Aeronaut (1997; Aeronaut 2.0 in 2011), Cinema, Pan-Pacific (2010: based on the classic 1940s lettering style that was used for the signage for the famous Pan-Pacific Auditorium).
    • Theme Park Fonts: Kingdom (1996, blackletter), Mansion, Encounter, World.
    • Sci-Fi Fonts: Astro SE, Basestar, Blade, Encounter, Galax-E, Graviton, Nautilus, Time Travel, Voyager.
    • Halloween Fonts: Hocus Pocus, Nautilus, Mansion 3.0 (1996-2009), MansionCryptBats (2009, free).
    • Education Fonts: School.
    • Free Fonts: Aurebesh, Forbidden Eye, Tangaroa Glyphs (Hawaiian petroglyphs, 2009), World Symbols, Big Thunder Dingbats (2009: Western dingbats).
    • Western fonts: Big Thunder (2009).
    • Fonts I can no longer find: Aurebesh, DNealianArrows, DNealianGuides, DNealianRegular, Starspeeder, StarspeederUpright, Pyramid's Venture, Victorian Mansion.

    Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    David Quay

    British type and graphic designer (b. 1948, London) who graduated from Ravensbourne College of Art&Design in 1968, and after working as a graphic designer in London, founded Quay&Gray Lettering with Paul Gray in 1983. David Quay Design started in 1987, and finally, in 1990, he co-founded The Foundry with Freda Sack and Mike Daines in London. The Foundry also develops custom typefaces, marks and logotypes for companies inernationally these include a special typeface to be readable at very small sizes for Yellow pages, corporate fonts for BGplc (British Gas) NatWest Bank, and signage typefaces for both RailTrack in the UK and the Lisbon Metro system in Portugal. He taught typography and design at the Academie St. Joost, Hogeschool Brabant from 2001-2003. He now teaches one month a year at IDEP in Barcelona. He lives and works in Amsterdam. Linotype link. In 2009, he started selling his fonts at MyFonts. Pic. His fonts, in chronological order:

    • Custom lettering and type for the Penthouse calendar.
    • 1983: Santa Fe (monoline script), Agincourt (1983, ITC, blackletter), Blackmoor (1983, ITC, English-style blackletter).
    • 1984: Titus, Vegas.
    • 1985: Quay, Milano.
    • 1986: Bronx (brush script).
    • 1987: Bordeaux (a skyline font family), Bordeaux Script.
    • 1988: Latino Elongated, Mekanik.
    • 1989: Aquinas, Robotik, Helicon (1989, Berthold).
    • 1990: Quay Sans (a humanist sans based on Syntax), Digitek, Teknik.
    • 1991: Letraset Arta.
    • 1992: Coptek, La Bamba, Lambada (1992, Victorian; Letraset), Scriptek (angular design, ITC).
    • 1993: Marguerita (curly vampire script).
    • 2010: Kade (Re-Type---it is a display/semi display sans family of fonts based on vernacular lettering photographed around the harbours of Amsterdam and Rotterdam).
    • 2011: Bath (2010-2011), a typeface developed with Ramiro Espinoza for the the signage and orientation of the city of Bath. It comes in Bath Serif and Bath Sans versions.

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    David Thometz
    [David Thometz Design]

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    David Thometz Design
    [David Thometz]

    David Thometz (b. Everett, WA, 1966) is a designer in South Jordan, UT (near Salt Lake City) who has produced some fonts for his own projects. In 2004, he moved to Hampton, TN. Typefaces by him include DTD Silvertone Woodtype, DTD Architrave Sans, DTD Tinhorn, DTD Venceremos Latin, DTD Hefeweizen (blackletter, beer bottle font), DTD Architrave (2001), DTD Digita (a great screen font), DTD Seriatim [+ Seriatim Gestalt, + Seriatim Uncial, 2003, + Seriatim Sans, 2003), DTW Erwin (2004, a Venetian newspaper typeface for the Erwin Record, a small, weekly newspaper in the town of Erwin in northeastern Tennessee, based on a cross of Plantin and Cloister), and Erwin Gothic (2007), its companion. About Erwin Gothic, he says: The design of Erwin Gothic is based on a series of German grotesque families from the early 1900s, designed originally by Johannes Wagner and distributed originally by Wagner&Schmidt as Wotan (ca. 1914?), Lessing, Reichsgrotesk and Edel Grotesque; and subsequently reworked and re-released by several foundries under these names as well as names such as Annonce Grotesque (ca. 1912?), Aurora Grotesk (ca. 1928), Neue Aurora Grotesk (1964) and Aura. Anzeigen Grotesk (ca. 1943) appears to be another offspring of these designs.

    In 2004, David Thometz Design made its debut at MyFonts with Seriatim (dingbats), Silvertone Woodtype and Hefeweizen.

    Klingspor link.

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    Davide Zomer

    Davide Zomer (Bologna, and before that, Trento, Italy) created the modular typeface REZN7399 (2012) during his studies at the academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 2013, he designed the alchemic typefaces Eres and TMRRW, the art deco typeface Goldie, the experimental Nimcts [nothing is more contagious than sin], and the blackletter typeface Voelkisch XXI (with Tommaso Gonzalez).

    Typefaces from 2014 include Schelling, Friedrich (blackletter) and Youngzarro (hipster face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Daniel Viberg]

    Daniel Viberg (Dawnland, est. 1999) is a Swedish designer, b. 1976, Nyköping. His early fonts could be downloaded at Dafont. His later fonts can be bought via MyFonts. In general, Dawnland Fonts are for headlines, posters for event graphics and music/media/game packaging.

    He created the Chaos font series, which comprises Paradox (1999, trembling hand face; +Paradox X, 2011, +Paradox Runa, 2011), Lamenta (1999, scratchy face), Lamenta X (2011), Lilith (2000, initials made with human figures), Nihil (2011, grungy) and Dissonus (2004, a grunge typeface inspired by the type treatments of Dave McKean as well as the Manson Anti Christ Superstar-artwork).

    Other typefaces include Victualia (brushy), Aeterna (2011, grunge), Haakke (2011, a children's hand), Awe (hand-printed), Victualia X (2011, a hand-drawn brush font), Chaos 1996 (2011, pen illustrations), Massiva GrotesQ (2012), Lore (2012, blackletter), Nokturnia, Nekromantea, Pandemonia, Meep (2013), Blck Phnx (2013, a lava lamp font), Auntie Lee (2013, hand-printed), Uncle Lee (2013, hand-printed), Ponderous (2013, a poster titling face), Cirque De La Lune (2013, poster lettering), Dulcet (2014, vintage script), (2015, hand-printed).

    Behance link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    DC Design

    Company of artist Drena Clementino, who is a Southern California native. She created Bastardre Hand (2006), a medieval minuscule typeface (early blackletter). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    De Nada Industries
    [Mike Allard]

    Mike Allard (DeNada Industries, Gainesville, FL) is the designer in 1992 of many early shareware fonts. The text provided by DeNada: Founded by a grumpy fellow when some software installation actually required a company name in the registration line. DeNada Industries has grown to include one employee (aka Mike Allard). A producer of typefaces in their early years, De Nada has slowly undeveloped over the years to include the odd Theatre Flyer design for out-rageous amounts of money. Their advertising budget is so severely limited as to preclude your being aware of their existence except by sheer accident. DeNada Industries is one of the slowest growing non-corporate entities in all of North America encompassing a wide variety of activities including: Typeface creation, flyer design, theatrical scenic and lighting design (in conjunction with The Shumway Brothers Moving Company) and a wide variety of other activities that defy specific categorization despite the heroic efforts of our staff. Dafont link. His typefaces:

    • Script faces: Lauren Script, Heather (updated in 2000 by Mario Arturo), Kavaler Kursive, Machine Script, Juliet, Kelly Brown, E-Brant Script, Miss Brooks.
    • Sumdumgoi: a famous oriental simulation face.
    • The Celtic font Viking.
    • Blackletter faces: MikeAllard-PerryGothic.png, Kelly Ann Gothic.
    • Brush faces: Grauman, Striped-Brush,
    • Idiosyncratic faces: Alfred Drake, Joe Perry, Kurt Russell, Will Robinson.
    • Camelot De Nada (hairline serif).
    • Calligraphic: Romeo DN.
    • Scimitar2.

    Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Désigne (was: Calame Design)
    [Benoit Sjöholm]

    Désigne (which was Calame Design is run by Benoit Sjöholm from Rennes, France, b. 1980.

    Creator of the double-lined Margarette 01 (2008), the piano key typeface Désigne (2010), the sans display typeface Explora (2010), the elliptic Bagadek (2010), Fontastique (2010), Rajkeys (2010), the geometric sans Violette01 (2009), the octagonal typeface Yllia (2008), Nioubes (2008, very geometric hairline face), Julie01 (2008), Frida01 (2008, organic slab serif), Thamara01 (2008, sans), Linea (2008, outlined), and the ultra-contrast faces Lamia (2008, like leaves), Olivia (2008, art deco), Kanis (2009, organic), Kamalo (2009, upright connected script), Ageone (2009, organic), Agnes Serif (2009), Dollis (2009, elliptical), Johanna (2009, upright multiline script), Jalane Light (2009, techno sans), Yatis Black (2009, almost blackletter), Cilogie (2009, organic), Ageone Serif (2009), Kabys (2009), Kyma (2009), DekerS (2009, sans family), Sixty Queens (2009), Alice (2009), Genikas (2009), Naya (2009), Genikas, Cross (2009), Johanna (2009, multiline face), Johanna Bold (2009), Kamalo (2009, +Bold), Sakiane (2009, a counterless geometric face), Balkeno (2010, display sans), Nolla (2008).

    Typefaces created in 2011: Rachel (minimalist sans), Marilou (elliptical monoline sans), Melody, Sophie, Judit, Monika (hand-printed), Fabrik, Eve Isabelle, Marilyn, Charlotte.

    Typefaces from 2012: Constance (rounded bold sans), Emmanuelle (extended sans), Behatrice (techno), Georgiquas (a wide all caps face).

    Typefaces made in 2013: Kabegnos (elliptical sans), Henorias (elliptical sans).

    FontVila link. Dafont link. Old URL. Fonts and font blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dean Britto

    Toronto-based creator in 2009 of LSD Blackletter, a dot matrix blackletter face. Conflict (2012) is a modular gridded almost stencil design.

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Deckersche Schriftgießerei
    [Rudolf Ludwig Decker]

    Berlin-based foundry of Rudolf Ludwig Decker. Their fonts include Deckersche Fractur (1844) and an uncial Greek that was used by both Oxford and Cambridge University Press in the late 1800s. That Greek typeface was revived in 2007 by George D. Matthiopoulos as GFS Decker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Deivith Oliveira

    Or Deivith Silva, based in Fortaleza, Brazil. During his studies at Universidade Federal do Ceará, Eduardo Novais (project leader), Deivith Silva, Demetrius Abreu, Onofre Paiva, and Rodrigo Almeida codesigned the circuit-inspired blackletter typeface CiberGotica (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Gerda Delbanco]

    Gerda Delbanco's German foundry in Ahlhorn, specializing in blackletter fonts. Great web presentation, and gorgeous glyphs. The company is owned by Gerda Delbanco, but it is not clear if she designed some or all of the faces. Some fonts were designed by Gerhard Helzel, and others by Christian Spremberg. This is one of the best sources of blackletter fonts in the world. Names of the fonts, which are nearly all historical revivals of the great blackletter fonts: Alte Schwabacher, Andreas Schrift, Breitkopf Fraktur, Caslon Gotisch, Claudius (1998, after Rudolf Koch, 1934-1937), Deutsche Kursive, Deutsche Werkschrift (+halbfett), Deutsche Zierschrift, Eckmann Schrift, Eisenacher Fraktur (1994, by Christian Spremberg), Ehmcke Schwabacher, Fette Gotisch, Fichte Fraktur, Frühling (after Rudolf Koch's original from 1917) [sample 1, sample 2, sample 3], DS-Garalang, DS-Garamond, DS Gotenbrg, Hermersdorf, Humboldt Fraktur (after a typeface by H. Rhode), Kleist Fraktur (1996, after the Walter Tiemann original from 1927-1928), Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift, Koch Fraktur, Rudolf Koch Kurrent (after the original school alphabet by Koch, done in 1935), Kurrent (a connected writing font based on examples from J.B. Henning, ca. 1817), Lincoln Gotisch, DS Maximilian Gotisch, DS Maximilian Zierbuchstaben, Normal Fraktur (this is a nameless typeface in the group of Biedermeier-Fraktur faces which also includes Schelter's Schulfraktur; also known elsewhere as Armin-Fraktur, Bürenstein-Fraktur, Mars-Fraktur and Pressa-Fraktur), Offenbacher Schwabacher (1996, after the 1899 font by Gustav Ruprecht at Rudhardsche), Old English, Peter Jessen Schrift (1997, after the original from 1924-1929 by Rudolf Koch), Post Fraktur, DS Ratdolt Rotunda, DS Salzmann Fraktur, DS Schmuck, Strassburg, DS Suetterlin, Tannenberg (after a 1933 Stempel typeface by Emil Meyer), DS Thannhaeuser Fraktur, DS Unger Fraktur (1999), DS Walbaum Fraktur, DS Wallau (1996, after Rudolf Koch, 1924-1936), Wartburg Fraktur, DS Weiss Gotisch, DS Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift, Wohe Kursive and Zentenar Fraktur (1997 (after F.H.E. Schneidler's original from 1937).

    Some of the copyright notices refer to the Bund für deutsche Sprache und Schrift, and others to PrimaFont, and this may explain some of the foundry's history. 1994 catalog. Part of the 1999 catalog. Part of the 2002 catalog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Demetrius Abreu

    Fortaleza, Brazil-based creator of an electronic circuit-inspired blackletter typeface called Cyber Gothic or Cibergotica (2014). This typeface was developed during his studies at Universidade Federal do Ceará, together wth Eduardo Novais (project leader), Deivith Silva, Onofre Paiva, and Rodrigo Almeida. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    FontStructor in Oakland, CA, who made DM/LM (2012: ultra black), dm Subfour (2012, experimentally vertically striped typeface), dm Streamline (2012), dm Clas (2012), dm New Humanist (2012), dm Blockd (2012), dm Scythe (2012), dmcm Erebus (2012, counterless), dm Kronos (2012), dm Parkway (2012, art deco), dm Parkway 3 (2012, for the Oakland Parkway Theater), dm Parkway 2 (2012), dm Xu (pixel face), dm E dim (2012), dm E light (2012), dm Eiros (2012, +Aliens, +Typicals, +Unrecognisables), dm Pop (2012), dm Informe 00 (2012), dm Solidus (2012), dm Me (2012, stencil), dm Nova (2012), dm Supernova (2012, a condensed piano key face), dm S 1 (sans), dm Spira (2012), dm Minium (2012, a jungle face), and the powerhouse slabs dm Banx10 (2012), dm Banx 11 (2012), dm Metrigue (2012, blackletter), dm Istruct (2012, pixel face), dm Wharf (2012), dm Solidis (2012).

    Typefaces from 2013: dm Yes, dm Legimono.

    Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Denis Libon

    Canadian designer of the (free) shadow circus fonts Black Angel (2011), the art nouveau typeface Freshwater Classic (2011), Candle 3D (2011, +Black), and Topsquare (2011). He created the oriental simulation typeface Stick Rice (2011) and the display typeface Melted (2011).

    In 2012, he created the shadow typeface ShowLetters, Pullstar (fat signage script family), Pullstar Holinight (2012), Tracker (hand-printed), Medley Script, Rose Heart, Spear Mint, Brick Wall (a texture face), Crispy, Crisp, Armand Chief (connected script), Mystic Arm, Back of Times, Back of Shadow, Fairland (blackletter), Armand Cocktail, and Thorn Heart.

    In 2013, he published Jess Font and Jessy Heart.

    Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Denise Bayers

    American designer of the 19th century (Victorian) display faces LHF Royal Crimson (2014, for layering) and Euphoria (2004, a Victorian extravaganza published by Letterhead Fonts; followed by LHF Euphoria2 in 2015) and of the Peignot-inspired Charlotte (2004, Letterhead Fonts).

    Other typefaces by her at LHF include LHF Dark Horse (2014, a blackletter tattoo font), Boot Camp (letterpress emulation), Cavalero (Victorian), Fat Daddy (fat art deco poster typeface; done with Chuck Davis, based on an original by Alf Becker from the 1940s), Big Daddy (like Fat Daddy) and Shogun (spurred Victorian). In 2015, she designed the retro dingbat typeface LHF Retro Ricky Doohickies and LHF Mercantile. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Denise Kramm

    Art director in Berlin, who created the modern blackletter typeface Faltura in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dennis Ludlow

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    Dennis Palumbo

    Original fonts as well as font links (about 1800). All fonts made by Dennis Palumbo, a writer from New York. Some fonts are free, others are not.

    Commercial fonts: Vector 3d (1996), Flash Cards Addition (1998), Clock-Digital, Film Strip, BabyBlock, DecorativeBorders (4 fonts), OldWest, Ceramic Tile (2005), I Beam (2005), Porthole (2000), SanSerifUltra Condensed, SanSerifOutline, OldWest 3D, Brick, ZebraLumber, SerifOutline, Dalmation, Vector (4 fonts), Brick3D, OldEnglishEmbellished (1999, Fraktur), ChainLink, Fractions, SanSerif 3DShadow, Serif3D Shadow, Marquee, First Grade (lined school font), Pennant, USA States, USA Map, Piano Keyboard, Gallya Ornamented (1995), Diamond Plate (2000), Clock Digital (1997), Picket Fence (2000).

    Shareware: Bobcat (2 fonts), Panther (4 fonts), Caracal Backslant (2 fonts), Lynx (4 fonts), Ocelot (4 monowidth fonts), Cheetah (2 fonts), Serval (2002), Puma (2000, 4 weights), Ceramic Tile (2005), Film Font (2006), One Stroke (2007, octagonal, hairline). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Design Science

    The truetype "MathType" fonts by Design Science include the Euclid family (1999) [Euclid, EuclidSymbol, EuclidExtra, Euclid Fraktur and Euclid Math One and Two], as well as MT Symbol (1995) and MT Extra (1995). Alternate URL. Commercial package, 30 day free trial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Design Studio Blue

    Japanese commercial foundry. They offer Latin fonts as well. Among dingbats and special fonts, we cite Benzion, Fraktura, MathFont, Nota, Numerals, Ornament, PiGraphA, PiGraphB. Designers of Takoyaki, sold at Font Pavilion. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Diana Sanchez

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the blackletter typeface Dighot (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Diane DiPiazza
    [Dinc Type]

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    Dick Pape
    [Dan X. Solo: Digitizations by Dick Pape]

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    Dick Pape
    [Clarence Pearson Hornung]

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    Dick Pape
    [Dick Pape: ornamental typefaces]

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    Dick Pape

    Dick Pape (Dallas, TX) is digitizing the Dan Solo books one by one, and has digitized many other sources of alphabets and images. He started making fonts ca. 2007. In 2009, he was doing Solo's art deco tome. He is on several font-making forums such as High Logic, and is interested in revivals. "Toto" writes: Dick Pape made hundreds of fonts and here are the links to most of his fonts. This list has not been updated and later additions are found in Rapidshare folders. I've missed some and some links had been deleted by Rapidshare during its migration from .de to .com. Some have also been sent directly to the group, like those based on Mada's alphas. It is hard to tell whether the font has been made by Dick Pape. The only indication that he created the fonts is that the font have "DP" as font vendor and/or has "Digitized by TTD" in the trademark field. Both are not present in some of his fonts. He seems not to want to take credit. He is just a guy who wants to digitize anything he likes. In 2010, he made Bultaco, based on the logotype for Bultaco Motorcycles---see Freehostia.

    Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dick Pape: ornamental typefaces
    [Dick Pape]

    Ornamental typefaces made in 2008-2010 by Dick Pape: 2 Cute 4 U (+Block), Abstract Alphabet (2009), Aged Ornaments (2009), Ancient Mortises (2008), Angel Alpha (2009), Angelica Alpha (2009), Ani-Red Jello Alpha (2009), Antique Alphabet (2009), Arabesque Design (2009), Art Deco Dingbat Images (2010), Art Deco Frames (2010), AlphabetArt, AndrewHolmesArtA, AndrewHolmesArtB, AndrewHolmesArtC, AndrewHolmesArtD, AndrewHolmesArtE, AndrewHolmesArtF, Angel Alpha, Angelica Alpha, Ani Red Jello Alpha (2009), AvonInitials, BritishAirwaysNumbers, CaFaitDur, CelticDesignDark, CelticDesigns-Light, Continnental, EckenFlowerBorders, GermanGothicManuscript, KafkaFlourishes, LaxtonCommonRevival, NiceOldAlphabet, Portent, RomanoAlphabet, Weissranken-Initialen, Babylon Initials (2009), Bird Drawings Alphabet (2008), Black Buttons (2010, +Bold), Bold Cameo (2009), Bubble Gum (2010, +Condensed, +Extended), Bultaco (2010, after the motorcycle brand), Cardio Black and White (2010, ECG-inspired), Charcoal family (2010, crayon faces), Checkerboard (2010), Chinese Flowers (2008), Chiswick Press (2007), Chocolate Type (2011), ChrisGreen (2010), Calligraphia Latina (2010), Dough (2011), Electronic Alphabet (2011), Elo (2010), EstupidoEspezial1, EstupidoEspezial2 (2010, based on the Hoefler Swash variant of OCR_A), TokoFont, Clip People (2010), Clothes Pin Font, Compass Rose (2008), Coptic Letters (2010), Cubes, Cups, Cute Lolo Animals, Dark Herald (2011, Celtic caps), Dave's Glyphs, Design Images, Digital Auto Sampler, Drinking Scenes, Drinking Utensils, DunHuang Art, Eating Signs, EcoLeaf, Eduardo Recife, Eggs And Milk, Eroding Alphabet Italic (2010), Extra Initials, Extra Ornaments, Fantasy Butterflies, Fantasy Dragon FX, Fantasy Monster Skulls, Far Away Places Images, Festival Books Borders, Festival Books Initials, Festival Books Ornaments, Fire Letters, Fire Letters Cameo, Fire Letters Monospaced, Fire Letters Monospaced, Floral Initials, Florentine Initials, Florentine Initials Reverse, Flower Panels, Flower Panels Outline, Flower Vines, Fresh Fish, Funky (2010), Funny Numbers, Furore Mexican (2011), Futorisugi Face, Garden Nouveau Initials, Gill Canterbury Capitals (2011), Give me a break, Gothic Metal Initials, Goudy Initials, Graph Glyphs (2010), Halbfette Egyptienne (2008), Hat Dance Alpha, Haunted Initials (2010), Hellenic Sketch (2010), Hollandisch-Gothic (2008), Holly Alpha, Hula Ribbon, Hula Ribbon 2, Hula Ribbon1, Humanistic Alphabet 106 Italic (2011), Humanistic Alphabet 108 (2011, uncial), India Designs, Irina Batkova HRG (2010, based on Giger's paintings), Japanese Design Parts, Japanese Design Templates A, Japanese Design Templates B, Jugendstil A, Jugendstil B, Kelt Ornaments 1, Kelt Ornaments 2, Kleft Bold (2011, dot matrix face), Lichte Jonisch, Madeleine Shaded (2010), Mayan Affixes A, Mayan Affixes B, Mayan Main Signs A, Mayan Main Signs B, Mayan Profiles, Mc Call's Magazine, Metal Branches (2010), Mimbres Pottery, Moderne-Zelda (2010, after a Dan X. Solo alphabet), Moderne-Zelda Black, More Drinkings Scenes, Mostly Fish, Moto Bykes, Mythological&Fantastic I, Mythological&Fantastic II, Mythological&Fantastic III, Mythological&Fantastic IV, Mythological&Fantastic V, Mythological&Fantastic VI, Mythological&Fantastic VII, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 1, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 2, Native Designs-Mexico&Peru 3, New Music, Objects of Nature, Old English Images, Ondawall Versal (2011, Celtic), Panels&Frames, Parapam (2010), Pinto Inline (2010, +Speckled), Random Doodles, RangeMurata, Rankin-Initialen, Really Black Alphabet (2010), Robu Bold (2010), Rons Old Patterns, Rons Old Patterns Bare, Rosart Initials, Rustic Alphabet, Sacon Inititals, Saks (2010, bilined), Schmale Jonisch, Sea Shells of Nature, Shuttershock Vector Demo, Simple Alphabet, Simple China Images, Simple Doodles, Snails&Slugs, Softsquare, Some Guitars, Soviet Founders, Soviet Life Posters I, Soviet Life Posters II, Soviet Life Posters III, Soviet Life Posters IV, Soviet Propaganda Posters, Splish-Splash (2009), Strange Black Blobs, Tauba Auerbach, The Goetia, Tribal Dividers, Tribal Flames, ViaFaceDon Black, ViaFaceDon Black Hats, ViaFaceDon Outline, ViaFaceDon Speckled, Victorine (2010, Tuscan typeface), Viking Design A, Viking Design B, White Buttons Bold (2010), Wood Type Cheltenham Bold (2010), ZEart Designs, Zelek, Zelek Black, Zelek Boldline, Zelek Shadline.

  • From 2012: French Onion.

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  • Die Entwicklung unserer Schrift
    [Peter Doerling]

    Peter Doerling's visual overview of the styles of writing in Germany, for books, official documents (Urkunden) and in letters. For books, he takes us here:

    • 200-300: Roman capitals.
    • 300-500: Quadrata.
    • 500 on: Uncial.
    • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
    • 1200 on: Gothic minuscules.
    • Textura.
    • 1400 on: Rotunda.
    • 1500 on: Schwabacher.
    • 1600 on: Fraktur.
    • 1500 on: Humanistic style.
    • 1570 on: Antiqua.
    • 1900 on: Grotesk, Egyptian. [Note that he omits the modern style.]
    • 1960 on: Helvetica. (???)
    For official documents:
    • 200-300: Roman capitals.
    • 400-600: Rustica.
    • 500 on: Half Uncial.
    • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
    • 1500 on: Notula.
    • 1600 on: Canzlei (Cantzley, Kanzlei).
    • 1600 on: Humanistic Canzlei
    • 1875: Ronde, Rondo, Rundschrift.
    • 1915: Jugendstil.
    • 1930: Tannenberg.
    For letters:
    • 200-300: Roman capitals.
    • 400 on: Young Roman cursive.
    • 900 on: Karolingian minuscules.
    • 1300 on: Cursive.
    • 1600 on: Cancellaresca [refined formal script].
    • 1600 on: Kurrente.
    • 1600 on: Humanistic cursive.
    • 1800 on: deutsche Schreibschrift.
    • 1800 on: Lateinische (Latin) Schreibschrift.
    • 1930: Tannenberg.
    [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Die Hochdeutschen Schriften aus dem 15ten bis zum 19ten Jahrhundert der Schriftgiesserei und Druckerei

    Book in German published by enschedé en zonen in Haarlem in 1919. Now available on the web, it deals with blackletter type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dieter Steffmann
    [Dieter Steffmann's Homepage]

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    Dieter Steffmann's blackletter typefaces
    [Tim Larson]

    A list of Dieter Steffmann's blackletter typefaces, as compiled by Tim Larson (Christ Trekker)

    • Fraktur: Breitkopf Fraktur, Chursaechsische Fraktur, Cimbrian, DS Ballade, DS Luthersche, DS Walbaumfraktur, Durwent, Ehmcke-Fraktur Initialen, Fette deutsche Schrift, Fette Haenel Fraktur, Fraktur Shadowed, Gebetbuch Fraktur, Humboldt Fraktur, Kabinett-Fraktur, Kanzlei, Kleist-Fraktur, Koenig-Type, Moderne Fraktur, Neptun, Paganini, Peter Schlemihl, Plakat-Fraktur, Rediviva, Rothenburg Decorative, Schampel, Schmale Anzeigenschrift, Schmuck Initialen, Theuerdank Fraktur, Typographer Fraktur, Unger-Fraktur Zierbuchstaben, Walbaum Fraktur, Wallau, Washington Text, Wieynk Fraktur, Yonkers, Zentenar Fraktur.
    • Rotunda: Typographer Rotunda, Weiss Rundgotisch.
    • Schwabacher: Alte Schwabacher, Schwabacher.
    • Textura: American Text, Anglican Text, Beckett-Kanzlei, Black Forest, Blackletter Blackwood Castle, Canterbury, Cloister Black, Coelnische Current Fraktur, Colchester, Courtrai, Deutsch-Gotisch, DS Caslon Gotisch, DS Fette Gotisch, DS Weiss-Gotisch, DS Zierschrift, English Towne, Faustus, Fette Trump-Deutsch, Frederick Text, Ganz Grobe Gotisch, Gotenburg, Gothenburg Fraktur, Grusskarten Gotisch, Gutenberg Textura, Hansa Gotisch, Harrowgate, Headline Text, Iglesia, Kaiserzeit Gotisch, Kings Cross, Koenigsberger Gotisch, Liturgisch, Lohengrin, Maximilian, Medici Text, Middle Saxony Text, Old English Five, Old London, Olde English, Pamela, Prince Valiant, Progressive Text, Steelplate Textura, Tannenberg, Thannhaeuser Zier, Typographer Gotisch, Typographer Textur, Victorian Text, Werbedeutsch, Westminster Gotisch.
    • Script: DS Admiral.
    • Unclassified: Alpine, Aristokrat Zierbuchstaben, Augusta, Belwe, DS FetteThannhaeuser, DS HermannGotisch, DS Wallau, Fraenkisch, Lautenbach, Neugotische Initialen, Typographer Uncialgotisch, Zentenar Zier.
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    Dieter Steffmann's Homepage
    [Dieter Steffmann]

    FontShop was the name of Dieter Steffmann's foundry in Kreuztal, Germany (not to be confused with the FontShop foundry and font vendor). He made about 600 self-proclaimed "old-fashioned" fonts, and among these many Fraktur fonts. His site became too expensive to run, and is now hosted by Typoasis. Alternate URL. Current list of fonts. See also here. New stuff. Fontspace link. A nice essay about Fraktur fonts accompanies the fonts. News. As Dieter puts it: I am not a designer but I add missing letters to public domain fonts in order to get a complete character set and I hint the fonts and create new weigths (shadow, inline etc.) His Christbaumkugeln font, and how it was made. The font families:

    A set of TeX service files for many of the decorative caps fonts was published by Maurizio Loreti from the University of Padova.

    The collection is now also available in OpenType. Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Digital Type Foundry
    [James Banner]

    Digital Type Foundry is James Banner's (extinct) Seattle-based foundry that produced typefaces such as Angelic, Bamberg-Initials, Bamberg, Burton, Caxton-Initials, Daggers, Enochian, FetteFraktur, Fraktur, Futhark-Gothic, Futhark, Hebrew, Hermetica, Titling-Ornaments-1 and Turkish, around 1991-1992. Some fonts can be downloaded for free at Fontspace. He wrote: I started making fonts in 1988 and still produce work, although as it became more difficult to upload my work or share it using the University of Michigan FTP server, I haven't released much. Most recently, I issued the Geoffroy Tory initial letters as a Type 1 font and separately as EPS files as Freeware. I've produced 20-30 fonts since the DTF Volume Three bundle package came out.

    The foundry disappeared. The licensing today is unclear.

    Fontspace link. Old URL. Defunct URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Digitally Branded

    Web site of Kent Hertzog. It resets the page size though to fill the screen. Designer of the free pixel fonts Haysom (2002), Hearst (2004), Hayes (2004) and Cafe 405 (2003). He also created the handwriting typeface Jack's Mannequi (2005) and the blackletter typeface Queen of Pain (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dinc Type
    [Diane DiPiazza]

    Commercial and free fonts designed by Diane DiPiazza, who lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was the original bass player for The Misfits. She is now in Lodi, NJ. Dinc closed its doors in January 2006 but returned some time later in 2006. Most of the fonts evoke the fifties.

    Wikipedia states: Diane DiPiazza was the first bass player for the The Misfits, although she does not appear on any album. She left the band, vacating the spot that was quickly filled by Jerry Only. Her name is often incorrectly spelled Diane DiPiaza. Growing up in Lodi, New Jersey, she was a friend of Glenn Danzig, the founder of the Misfits. The first lineup consisted of Glenn on vocals and electric piano, Diane on bass guitar, Jimmy Battle on guitar and Manny Martínez on drums. On the Cough/Cool single, The Misfits first release, she is the Diane who Glenn thanks on the sleeve. Diane DiPiazza is an artist. She is a type designer who distributes free fonts and vintage black and white line art at dinc! She is art director at mystifyinglyGLADdesign, who designs for the web, clothing, and packaging. She designs hand screened gig posters and many other forms of rock 'n roll art, retro art, modern art. A collector of vintage design elements, her style has been called retro/modern. Diane also creates custom hand stamped silver jewelry as well as a line of tattoo inspired pieces. She is in the process of recording a demo LP with the working title Last Year's Fab Rave, on which she plays all the instruments, including bass.

    Free fonts include Bobo, Dilettante, Modern-Love, Note-To-Self, Plastic-U, Post-No-Bills, Road-Crew, Saturdays-Girl, Sleeptalk, Sugaree, Mod Guitars, Woof Squared, Hatcheck, Mess Kit, Billy Dolls, Knitwits, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Joybuzzer (2007, rough outline), Autos (2007, old typewriter), U Better, The Con, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Ahmet.

    In 2006, she created Road Crew (2006, rough stencil), DINC (2006, blackletter), Post No Bills (2006, stencil), Ashtrays&Art.

    Typefaces from 2005: Neat Neat Neat, Shut Up, Hello Hey Joe, Wings For wheels, Trustmaker, Bad To Me, BellBottomBlues, DinkyToy, Funkhouse, Rodeoboy, SaturdaysGirl, SoWhat, Blue Monday, Betcha By Golly Wow, Nathaniel (2005, blackletter), Brillo Blue, Doctor My Eye, Guilt For Dreaming, Rhyming Bells, Bob's Your Uncle, Princess Jasmine, 45, Seven, 7-7000, Ahmet, Alexei, Boxer, Cinema Aisles, Divine Intervention, Synchronicity, Tangled Up In Blue, Tjinder, Untrue, Special Edition 6, 20,000 Roads, Big Diamonds, Charly Baltimore, Dream, Fever In The Funkhouse, Green&Blue, Ring Ring, Swoop Swoop.

    Typefaces from 2004: Fuzzbox (2004; not to be confused with Bragagna's pre-2004 font by the same name), Ace In The Hole, Balls, The Christmas Font, Beau Geste, ByeBye, Heart, Loverboy, Sycophant, The Comedians, Fishboy, Truth, King Me, Snapper, Blue Heaven, Oceans Eleven, Fresh Fish Seven, Trason, Your Type, Da Doo Ron Ron, Big Flirt, Dicky Dee, Boxtop, Satellites, Upsmack, Starry, Silicon Chip, Howdy, Grandpa Boy, Scarlet Letter, Capsule, Doggy, Little Eden, Frank Mills, Chewtoy, Jez, OneWitU, BrineShrimp, Joe College (2004, pixel face), stj-fro, One Inch Rock (2004, pixel face), Black Hole, Ya Ya Baby, Blondie, ShaLaLa, Lower Eastside, GeeWhiz, Sixteen, Joe Strummer, Amy Johnson, JoJo, JodiGirl, Zelda, Hipster, LaDolceVita, LittleLove, Mod, MrEarl, Noveltease, QBats, Ranger, Rhymes, BarkingDog, BFBigmouth, BooHoo, Chance, CowardSquared, Cupid, DincCorona, FiftyFive, FunkyBut, Gamble, HelloHello, IdiotWind, JimmyCap, Luck, Metropolitan, MidnightKiss, Mine (2004, letters in hearts), PerfectCouple, Resolution, Spitball, StencilMeIn, TypeToyNight, YrChickens.

    Typefaces designed in 2003: 11592003, 2004, BrokenPromise, DincCorona, DoublyBlessed, EchoPark, FiftyFive, Fishing, FunkyBut, HelloHello, Hoboken, InstantKarma, Integrity, KaseyMac, MidnightKiss, PeppermintLump, Resolution, StencilMeIn, ThreeCubicFeet, TypeToyNight, Crybaby, DeepDark, MajorLift, Mikes, MinorFall, Beeper, Kate, Blacktop, Def Caroline, EZ Bake, JoJo, Kima, Bait, Dreamgirl, Sugar Daddy, Friday, Birth of the True, Soul Deep, Virginia Plain, Feelin' Groovy, Sunday SF, Socks, Boy Toy and Sweet Potato, FunnyValentine, Laura, LonelyFrog, Pati, BrokenDoll, Placemats, Satori, Scout, ThousandLies, ThousandOceans, GetTheeGone, Promises, Rudeboy, YuppieFraud.

    Typefaces designed in 2002: Emmanuel, Strummer, Teardrops, Busterboy, Evergreen, Blulite, Respect, Pretty Baby, Hickory Wind, Chelsea Boys, Femme Fatale, Tour de Lance, Peppermint Lump, Ce La Luna! Nous, El Goodo (2002, pixel font), Big Boy, Farfallena, Life On Mars, Saturn Return, GeeWhiz, Train in Vain, Massive Blur, Lonely Planet Boy, Littlebits, Secretarial Pool, Eight Bits, Firefly, Fluff, Startone, Cupcake, Diet Dr. Creep, Dr. Creep, messaround, Pencilbox, Crush No 47, Crush No 49, and Dialtone. Mac and PC. Plus Starry F. Hope (1997) at Chank's site.

    Commercial fonts: Booboy, Ingigo (2001, script font), Rufus (2001: four pixel/bitmap fonts), Chinese Symbols: Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Boxtop Fontset, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Lovelight, Moonlight, Sunlight, YaYa, Alvin, Amplifier, BigBeatBold, BigBox, Bit-Thing, Boxboy, Chatterbox, Chinatown (oriental simulation), Chopsticks, Console, Cup O'Joe, dincBATS, dincINK, Dinette, DincINK (1998), Dixie, Dreamboat, Duojet, Esquire, Fireball, Flashlight, FourWay, Geebot, gomer, goober, Highball, Homework, jacks, Jetage, Jetage Hi-Fi, Jetage Lo-Fi, Kingbats, Light Series, Loverboy, Moondog, Mister Lee, Mr. Big Stuff, PaperTiger, Pipeline, Popstar, Pushpop, Recordhop, Rocketship, Roundup, Rubberduck, Satellite, Scripto, SquareBox, SquareCircle, Speedometer, Starlite, Sugar, Swizzle, Thinman, transistor, TwinTone, Ultramatic, Variable Videobox, W. Square, Wash&Wear, Whatnot, Winky, Yin Yang, Tight Toy Night, Funtime, OCRDINC01, 02 (OCR-like fonts), Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Funtime, FiFi, Fakebook, FlameJob, OCRDINC, Tight Toy Night, Swingbats, Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, YaYa, Boxtop Fontset, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Moonlight, Sunlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Hotrod, Iceberg, Gutterball, Homewrecker, Bubba, Starry Night, Lady Luck, Automobile, Hydromatic, Seventeen, Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Swingbats, FiFi, Flamejob, Fakebook, Madness, Apple Scruffs, Marmalade, Queen of Corona, Cupcake, Starry Eyes, Juice, Fivebits (2002, pixel font), Matchbox, Hot Burrito #3, Fishsticks, Eightbits (pixel font), FoolsGold, Drive, Sleepwalk, Icecube, Pruneface, Witness 2HB, Zerogirl (stencil font, 2002), Fairytale of New York, Levi Stubb's Tears, AllModCons, Babylon, BigBoy, ChampsElysees, ConcreteandClay, ElGoodo, Farfallena, Heroes&Villains, LifeOnMars, LittleRamona, MerseyBeat, MetalGuru, Missile, OnYourBike, Pinup, Reconnez, SaturdaysGirl, SaturnReturn, ShepherdsBush, Tatum, TiniestDancer, TumbinDice, VeraGemini, YesterMe, Rising, Treason, Monami Vrai, Robot Girl, Tattooed Sailor, Sunrise, Midnight, Kakadu, Ana, Ace, Yobbo (2002, dot matrix font), GoGo (2002, pixel font), Waltzing Matilda, Memorial Day 911, Good Riddance, Boys, One Tin Soldier, One After 909, Joey , Infidelities.

    Some of her fonts can be bought at SnapFonts. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Dirk Uhlenbrock

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    Dmitry Rodionoff

    Moscow-based graphic designer and photographer. During his studies at the British Higher School of Design in Moscow, he created the Latin/Cyrillic packaging script typeface Convienta (2013), the psychedelic typeface Jimmi Hendrix (2013), and the blackletter poluustav hybrid typeface Frakstav (2013, Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dom Nokes

    Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Waffle, Nice Shot (target alphading face), Plumstruct (a beautiful partition face), Roadblock, and Mthr Fckr (stencil, +Alt). In 2009, we find Trouble and Stripe (vertical stripes), Quarterback (athletic lettering face), Fuzz (experimental texture face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Metric, Fourmat, Mongol Metric (squarish), Volume Metric (3d), Volume Metric (+LO, +HI, 3d faces), Archityped (based on Bayer's Architype), Subbed Station, Neo Modul (counterless), Heffer (counterless), Perfd (dot matrix), South Central Swiss, Jaunt, Checkout II, Kurrupttd, Checkout, Container ISO Regular, Perfd Regular (pixelish), Lost Outline Condensed (pixel face), Nice Shot (alphadings), Korruptica (Helvetica grungified), Aurora (+II), Beagle (blackletter), Yoga, Trouble and Stripe, Roadblock. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dominic Vielnascher

    Born in 1989, Dominic Vielnascher studies at NDU (New Design University) St. Pölten, Austria. His typefaces in 2011 include Naraganda (a beautiful low x-height arts and crafts family), an unnamed modular face, and Fraktur (blackletter).

    Behance link.

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    Doug Best

    Cincinnati, OH-based designer of these typefaces in 2011: Frakked (blackletter), Spartan, Octagon, Modern Wood, Wasabi (a free Asian calligraphic simulation face; +Shogun, +Samurai, +Ninja). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Doug Larson
    [Lettering Delights]

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    Douglas Crawford McMurtrie

    Author (1888-1944) of over 400 books on printing and typography. His life story is told by Scott Bruntjen and Melissa L. Young in Douglas C. McMurtrie, bibliographer and historian of printing (Metuchen, N.J. : Scarecrow Press, 1979). A partial list of his books, limited to the history of typography:

    His typefaces include McMurtrie Title, Ultra-Modern&Italic (1928, an art deco typeface published at Ludlow), and Vanity Fair Capitals. Jim Spiece's UltraModernClassicSG is based on Ultra-Modern. And so is Steve Jackaman's Ultra Modern RR (Red Rooster).

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    Site of the blackletter caps font Gothic-Titel-offiziell (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Dragon's Den Typefoundry

    Runes and dingbat fonts that used to be at Warhammer, but have been spruced up: Dwarven-Runes, Eldar-Runes, Imperial-Symbols, Ork-Glyphs (1995). They also made the blackletter font Wagner. The fonts have disappeared, it seems. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Drew Melton

    Drew Melton (Just Lucky, Los Angeles, CA) is a freelance, graphic designer, letterer and occasional illustrator. He has worked for a wide range of clients including McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi and Penguin Books.

    He created the vintage shadowed 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), Awning Display (2014), Brite Script (2014, Ten Dollar Fonts), Handsome Script (2014, a calligraphic copperplate script), the signage typeface Slideshow (2014) and the Tuscan typeface Magnifique (2013, +Inline, +Shadow).

    Typefaces from 2015: 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 codesigned 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.

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    Dries Wiewauters

    Belgian designer who has a bachelors in graphic design from St. Lucas, Gent (Belgium) and ArtEZ Arnhem (The Netherlands), and a Masters in the same area from both places. He lives in Gent and loves mussels (or, at least, he loves to make posters of mussels). Behance link. He list of typefaces:

    • LUCA School of Arts. A custom typeface, ca. 2015.
    • Newkirk (2012). A custom all-caps stencil typeface for Scott Newkirk Art Studio in New York.
    • PDU, or Plaque Découpée Universelle (2010). Dries writes: After reading the excellent essay by Eric Kindel: The Plaque Découpée Universelle: a geometric sanserif in 1870s Paris (Typography Papers 7, Reading, 2007), both James Goggin and I got fascinated by the idea of a stencil with which you can draw every letter of the alphabet: uppercase, lowercase, numbers, punctuation. The original stencil was invented in 1876 by Joseph A. David (USA). In order to experience the stencil first hand and because the original is really fragile and very hard to come by, 3 prototypes were laser cut out of 0,5 mm steel. To comply with friends' demand, a small edition of 50 copies was made. To enable smoother drawing these were cut out of 0,2 mm flexible steel.
    • PDP, or Plaque Découpée Personnalisée, is the result of further experimentation with the Plaque Découpée Universelle. These 18 fonts were made as part of Feed the Library, an installation by the Werkplaats Typografie during the 2010 NY Art Book Fair.
    • Norwich (2005, pixel family).
    • Gütz (2006, blackletter).
    • Rietveld Fatface (2007, fat sans titling face).
    • Hafssól (2007, pixel face).
    • Grey Text, Grey Display, Ultra Black (2008-2009). Done for his Masters at St Lucas Academy in Ghent, and The Grey Press. Grey Text is a text face, Grey Display a set of six inline / blackboard bold faces, and Ultra Black a fat brush poster face.
    • Interieur2010 (2010): a type family that started out by modeling a chair.
    • MAD (2009). Multiline type family started from Machine Aided Design typefaces.

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    Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)
    [Phillip Andrade]

    Not to be confused with Phil's Fonts, Phil Fonts offers charityware fonts by Phillip Andrade who uses the nicknames Dry Bohnz, neatoguy and spamboy. Most fonts are grungy, and were designed roughly between 1999 and 2003.

    The list: BlownDroid, Neatified, HappyLarry, IShotTheSheriff, Alien Marksman, EvilCow, Corporate Suit, BadHairDay, Tiptonian, Philbats. Grouped as Scroll fonts from the dead Sea, we find: Habbakuk Scroll (Hebrew), Manual of Discipline (Hebrew), Parthenon (Greek), Ambrosius, Problem Secretary (old typewriter), DeadCircuit, MoldyPillow, Pastorswrit, RadiatedPancake, StolenLlama, Untitled, WetNapkin, Worn Manuscript (1999, grungy blackletter), DustyWombat, NasalDrip, Alphasnail, CarbonatedFont, RaptorAttack (2001), Warped Greased Monkey, Alphasnail (2001), Beth David (1999, Hebrew), Greased Monkey (2001), Lost City (1999, Hebrew), Missing man out (2001), No Brainer (2001), Raptor Kill (2001), Spazbats (2002, dingbats), Speed of Oatmeal (2001), Troglodyte (2001), Polyphemus (2000), Infestation (2000), Hand Drawn Wasabi (2002, katakana font), I Am A Font Designer (2003, scanbats), Neosight (2003), FirstTemple (2003, an old Phoenician lettering font), ScreamingGuitar (2002, guitar dingbats), DHUgaritic (2003), PeskyPhoenicians (2003).

    Devian tart link. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    DTPTypes Limited
    [Malcolm Wooden]

    DTP Types Ltd was launched in 1989 by Malcolm Wooden (b. London, 1956) from Crawley, West Sussex, England. Wooden worked at Monotype for over 20 years just before that. Malcolm Wooden joined Dalton Maag early 2008 to work on font engineering and production. DTP Types does/did custom font work, and sells hundreds of retail fonts.

    In the Headline Font Collection (50 fonts), we find reworked and extended designs (Apollo, New Bodoni Black, Camile, Engravers, and so forth), as well as fresh faces (Hellene handwriting, Finalia Condensed, Birac, Delargo Black, Delargo DT Rounded (comic book family), Dawn Calligraphy).

    In the Elite Typeface Library, there are type 1 and truetype faces for Western and East-European languages. For example, Elisar DT (1996, see also elisar DT Infant) is a humanist sans family made by Malcolm and Lisa Wooden. Fuller Sans DT (1996) is a grotesk family by Malcolm Wooden. Greek and Cyrillic included. Other typefaces: Garamond 96, Pen Tip (Tekton-like).

    Fonts distributed by ITF and MyFonts.com: Berstrom DT, Beverley Sans DT (2007, comic book style face), Birac DT, Century Schoolbook DT, Convex DT, Delargo DTInformal, Delargo DT Infant, Engravers DT (1990), Finalia DT Condensed, Garamond DT, Garamond Nine Six DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Graphicus DT (1992, a 24-style geometric sans family), Kabel DTCondensed, Leiden DT, Macarena DT, Modus DT (2007), New Bodoni DT (1992), Newhouse DT (1992, a large neo-grotesque family), Office Script DT (1994, copperplate script), Pelham DT (1992), Pen Tip DT, Pen Tip DT Infant, Pretorian DT (a revival of an old Edwardian font by P.M. Shanks done by Ron Carpenter and Malcolm Wooden in 1992; for a free version, see Vivian by Dieter Steffman), Solaire DT, Triest DT, Vigor DT (2000---a slab serif family).

    Discussion: Something I don't get is that Vecta DT (2006) is based on Vecta (2005, Wilton Foundry)---same name, same sans family, what gives? Duet DT (2006, a calligraphic script) is by Robbie de Villiers of Wilton, based on his own Duet (2004). MyFonts page. The typophiles reserve harsh judgment: I recognize these designs by their original names. Slightly manipulating Times Roman, Optima, Icone, Franklin Gothic, Sabon, Tekton, does not make them new or original. Many of the designs are identical to the originals they're derived from (Carl Crossgrove), The DTP Types outfit sells the usual rip-off fonts under new and old names (e.g. Century Schoolbook DT, Engravers DT, Goudy Old Style DT, Kabel DT, etc.) (Uli Stiehl).

  • Typefaces from 2007: Rustikalis DT (after a phototype by VGC from the 1960s), Appeal DT, Fatbrush DT, Kardanal DT, Pamela DT (semi-blackletter).

    In 2008, DTP announced a new newspaper and magazine text family, Arbesco DT (PDF), based on a 1980s photolettering family (see also here), and a simple 24-style architectural sans family called Sentico Sans DT (elliptical). They also published the marker family Pen Tip DT Lefty in 2008.

    In 2009, the calligraphic Trissino DT was published: it was named after Gian Giorgio Trissino (1478-1550) the Italian Renaissance humanist, poet, dramatist, diplomat and grammarian who was the first to explicitly distinguish I and J as seperate letter sounds.

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  • Dúctil
    [Damià Rotger Miró]

    Damià Rotger Miró (b. 1981, Ferreries, Menorca) is a type designer, letterer and graphic designer at Dúctil in Palma de Mallorca. He also is professor at EDIB. Since 2015, he is organizing the summer type design course Gliglifo in the picturesque Sos del Rey Catolica near zaragoza, Spain.

    His creations in 2008-2009: Lullius (2009, a blackletter named in honor of Ramon Llull (Palma de Mallorca, 1232-1316)), Dúctil (2009, sans family), Crespell (2008, a soft organic sans), Miona (2008, an award winning and stunning serif), Concu (2007, sans family), Lullius Rotunda (2009).

    In 2010, these fonts were added: Cintax (octagonal, modular), Lullius Textura, Lullius Borders, Moll (+Italic).

    The sans family Ductil was designed in 2011.

    In 2012, we find these new typefaces: Nuada (a chancery script), Lullius Textura Modula.

    Other typefaces include FernandezCoca, an informal script named after illustrator Antonio Fernández Coca.

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    Dustin Lee
    [RetroSupply Co]

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    E. Strohm

    Designer of Itek Blackletter (Itek, 1978). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    E. Wetzig

    Editor of Ausgewählte Druckschriften in Alphabeten, which was published in Leipzig by the Verein Leipziger Buchdruckereibesitzer as an educational aid. The Bund für deutsche Schrift has scanned in a third of the pages and put it on one of their CDs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [John Butler]

    The Eccentrifuge Blackletter Directory aims to be an exhaustive online reference for all commercially available blackletter fonts (but he only deals with commercial type). Run by John Butler of North Carolina (he was in Atlanta, GA). John Butler designed the Butler Antiqua family (2002) in the style of Ruzicka and Dwiggins. Eccentrifuge assists type designers in navigating and managing the complexity of OpenType feature programming, Euro conversion, character encoding and Unicode, Python scripting, bitmap embedding, and to a certain extent, internationalization. It also specializes in developing connected OpenType font designs at a level of fluidity previously unavailable, allowing your designs to achieve a true handwritten look. Jobs include Emigre's Mrs. Eaves OpenType, an OpenType version of Erik Van Blokland's Kosmik, and Barchowsky Fluent Hand OpenType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Edgar Rodriguez

    Designer in El Paso, TX. Behance link. He created a blackletter face from first principles in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Edmund Fry

    British typefounder, d. 1835. Son of Joseph Fry, the founder of the Fry Letter Foundry in Bristol. Quoted from MyFonts: In 1784 he introduced a raised roman letter for the blind, and was awarded a prize by the Edinburgh Society of Arts. Louis Braille's system of lines and dots ultimately proved better. In 1787, he and his brother Henry took over the Fry Letter Foundry from their father. Credited with many great faces, including Fry's Baskerville (1768) and Fry Moxon (or Graisberry), a Gaelic typeface, Fry A Gothic Capitals (ca. 1819), an angular transitional Gaelic face, and Fry B Gaelic Capitals, a transitional Gaelic typeface (Everson mentions the date 1836, but that would be one year after his death...) and Priory Text.

    Mac McGrew writes: Priory Text was the blackletter of the Fry Foundry in England, with some sizes dating back to about 1600, and most sizes shown in 1785. It was revived by Talbot Baines Reed for his History of the Old English Letterfoundries in 1887, and DeVinne used it for his edition of Philobiblon in 1889. The Dickinson foundry, a forerunner of ATF, issued it as Priory Text about that time. It is very similar to Caslon Text (q.v.). BB&S made a near-duplicate type, originally called Reed Text, but later shown as Priory Black Text. Although the latter was shown as late as 1925, these faces had generally been replaced earlier by Cloister Black (q. v.) and other Old English faces with more refined draftsmanship.

    About the Gaelic types, Brendan Leen writes: In 1819, Edmund Fry cut a type once again commissioned by the British and Foreign Bible Society. The design of the Fry type signifies a departure from the angular minuscule toward the more rounded form of the half-uncial, a characteristic of Irish typography in the nineteenth century. Sample of Fry Irish type from The Two First Books of the Pentateuch.

    Author of Pantographia (1799, Cooper&Wilson, London), a work that shows the scripts of many languages [a careful digitization of some can be found in the font family Pantographia (2010) by Intellecta Design]. The full title is Pantographia; Containing Accurate Copies of All the Known Alphabets in the World; Together with an English Explanation of the Peculiar Force or Power of Each Letter: To Which Are Added, Specimens of All Well-Authenticated Oral Languages; Forming a Comprehensive Digest of Phonology. Examples from that book: Bastard, Bengallee and Berryan, Bulgarian and Bullantic, Chaldean.

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    Eduard Brox

    German type designer who did mainly blackletter alphabets: Moderne Alt-Fraktur (1906; the date at AG für Schriftgiesserei und Maschinenbau is 1910), Hamburger Fraktur (1907, J. John Söhne; includes also Fette, Halbfette), Faust-Faktur (1910, D. Stempel; includes also Fette, Halbfette, Schmale Halbfette), Neue Moderne Fraktur (normal and halbfett) (1909, elsewhere, this is known as Faust, Richard Wagner, Ideal, Dresdner Amts, Hamburger and Alt Fraktur). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eduard Gustav Haenel
    [Schriftgiesserei Eduard Haenel]

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    Eduard Wilhelm Tieffenbach
    [Officina Serpentis]

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    Eduardo Aire Torres

    Mexico City-based calligrapher and designer. Creator of Revolver Blackletter (2014) and Malos Dingbats (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eduardo Novais

    Brazilian teacher at Universidade Federal do Ceará in Fortaleza, who, with his team (Arthur Tavares, Marcos Mourão, Camilla Paiva, Júnior Chaves) designed the multiline typeface Ariadne (2014, with the team consisting of Arthur Tavares, Marcos Mourão, Camilla Paiva, Júnior Chaves), the circuit-inspired blackletter CiberGotica (2014, with the team consisting of Deivith Silva, Demetrius Abreu, Onofre Paiva, and Rodrigo Almeida), the angry geometric typeface R Judas Sans (2014, together with Afonso Negromonte, Daniela de Morais, Danilo Crispim, and Reno Beserra), assperimenys (2014, with Boro Lacerda, Magno Leitão, Gabriel Muniz, Luana Cavalcanti), Unai (with the team consisting of Atila Oliveira, JP Martins, Paulo Filho and Ana Karolinne Frota), Soberba Serif (by Mateus Pinheiro, Nayana Carneiro, Valeska Mesquita and Eduardo Novais), Gary (by Raphael Carmo, Sibele Castro, Lorena Raíssa and Eduardo Novais), Shicoo (by Felipe Bica, Filho Luzz, Matheus Frota and Eduardo Novais). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eduardo Omine
    [Omine Type]

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    Edward Philip Prince

    English punchcutter active from 1862 to 1923, associated with seemingly the whole of the blossoming private press movement in England and America, b. 1841, Kennington, d. 1923, North London. His type creations include Tudor Black (1878, Miller&Richard), a typeface codesigned by Frederick Tarrant. Notable work was for the Kelmscott Press of William Morris, and the Doves Press of Emery Walker&Thomas Cobden-Sanderson. For the Doves Press he cut the revivals of Jenson's type that stimulated an interest in 15th century printing in the wider printing industry. (This Doves type was later thrown into the River Thames by an upset Cobden-Sanderson, over a protracted argument about its authorship). Prince's major design failure is worth noting. He was commissioned by Emery Walker to design type for Count Harry Kessler's Cranach Presse. The roman design was not a problem, for Prince had cut similar designs for the Kelmscott and Doves presses. The italic presented a new challenge though. Based on a type used in a 1525 work of Tagliente, this was the first attempt to recut a chancery italic. Despite help from Edward Johnston, Prince was seemingly unable to do interpret the design, and demanded finished drawings from Johnston, which the Englishman - in accordance with his views on the nature of craftsmanship - was not inclined to provide. It is instructive to note a confession Prince made to Kessler, characterizing himself as "a craftsman carrying out other men's designs". For Kelmscott Press, William Morris (a founder of the Arts and Crafts movement and a forerunner of the influential private press movement in Europe) and Edward Prince (master engraver) designed Golden Type (1890), a robust typeface made after the 1469 roman by Nicolas Jenson [Charles Leonard: The Golden Type was one of the most influential of the 19th century, but doesn't hold a candle to the Venetian revival faces that quickly followed.]. See also ATF Jenson Recut, and the digital Linotype ITC Golden Type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Edwin C. Ruthven

    Type designer (b. 1811) from Philadelphia, who filed some designs with the US patent office. All were assigned to MacKeller Smiths&Jordan. These include an unnamed ornamental blackletter (1881), Shadowed Sunbeams (1878), He also filed this for David Wolfe Bruce of New York: an unnamed blackletter (1888), an unnamed texture face (1886). With Rudolph Gnichwitz, he created an unnamed border type in 1889 for the Mather Manufacturing Company of Philadelphia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Electric Typographer
    [Judith Sutcliffe]

    Judith Sutcliffe (Audubon, IA) is the Electric Typographer (est. 1986, Santa Barbara, CA). She has made absolutely exquisite highly original faces, which are sold by many foundries and vendors, including Will-Harris.

    Her typefaces: Abelard (1988, mediaeval), LeonardoHand (Da Vinci's handwriting--greeeeaaaat), Lutahline (clean hand-printed family), ArabiaFelix, Petroglyph (nice dingbat series), AuntJudy, BlockParty, PetroglyphHawaii, ItalianAElectric, TaglienteInitials (another great calligraphic font), TommysType (letters on a clothesline), Kiilani, and Troubador (1988-1989, mediaeval) and Troubador Initials (1989). Atomic Type sells her fonts. Other fonts: Petroglyph Hawaii (1993), Daylilies, Greene, GreeneGreene, Insecta, Leaves, OldstyleChewed, Finfont, Flourish, Hawaii Set, Maskerade, Santa Barbara Electric (1989, a Lombardic / uncial face; + Barbara Svelte, + Barbara Plump), Schampel, Electric Stamps, Daly Hand, Kiilani, Mesopotamia (1992). Emodigi site. At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by Judith Sutcliffe: Catastrophe, Tommy, Daly Hand and Daly Text (based on the casual calligraphy of Pacific Northwest artist George Daly), Finfont (fish), Daylilies, Leaves, Flourish (calligraphic family), Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), a Hawaiian set consisting of Kiilani, Hibiscus (alphadings), and RockArt dingbats, Insecta (dings), Oldstyle Chewed, Leonardo (neat handwriting of DaVinci simulated), Petroglyphs, Schampel (blackletter), Serpent, Maskerade (masks), Tagliente (nice old-fashioned lettering and caps).

    FontShop link. Another FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Eliana Ferreira

    Graduate of ESAD Matosinhos, who works as a graphic designer in Oporto, Portugal. She created the geometric typeface Methane (2013) from circles, rectangles and straight line segments. In 2010, under the direction of Dino dos Santos, she created a digital revival of William Morris's Troy. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Elias Bitencourt

    Designer, type designer and professor in Salvador, Brazil. He made Benedicta (2006), a blackletter-inspired sans. See also here. He also made the geometric blackletter typeface Tex (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Elideth Paola Gutierrez

    During her studies at the University of Monterrey in Mexico, Elideth Paola Gutierrez created Gotric (2014) by blending Chronicle Display Bold (Hoefler & Co) and Lucida Blackletter (Charles Bigelow & Kris Holmes). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eliot Truelove

    American artist, b. 1988, located in warminster, PA. Dafont link. Creator of the blackletter-inspired faces Lifecraft (2008, metal band face) and Kingdom Hearts (2008, tattoo face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Elizabeth Post

    During her studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, Elizabeth Post created a display typeface called Hamburg (2013) and a novel blackletter typeface, Neugotik (2014).

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    Ellinor Maria Rapp
    [YOFF (or: Your Own Font; was Font Garden)]

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    German type foundry in Hamburg established in 1986 by Veronika Elsner and Günther Flake. They offer original fonts as well as improved versions of classical fonts. There are many non-Latin fonts as well. In-house designers include Jessica Hoppe (Carpediem), Verena Gerlach (Aranea), Petra Beisse (PetrasScript), Uwe Melichar, Manuela Frahm (Fritz Dittert), Ralf Borowiak, Lisa von Paczkowski, and Achaz Reuss.

    Additions in 2005 include the dingbat faces Beautilities EF Alpha, Ornamental Rules EF, Diavolo Rules EF, Squares EF (Alpha, Beta and Gamma), Topographicals EF Alpha, Typoflorals EF Alpha, Typographicals EF Alpha, Typomix EF Alpha, Typosigns EF Alpha, Typospecs EF Alpha and Beta (which have several fists), Typostuff EF Alpha, Diavolo EF, Schablone EF, Gigant EF, Maloni EF, OCRA EF, EF Unovis (a 16-weight family inspired by Quadrat).

    In the hand-printed category, let us mention Filzerhand.

    Their blackletter collection includes some bastardas (Alte Schwabacher, Lucida Blackletter), some frakturs (Fraktur, Fette Fraktur EF, Justus Fraktur, NeueLutherscheFraktur, Walbaum-Fraktur), some rotundas (Weiss-Rundgotisch), and some texturas (Gotisch, Old English).

    Commissioned fonts include Castrol Sans (2007).

    Selected additional typefaces: Gillies Gothic EF (after William S. Gillies's 1935 original), EF Medieva, Bank Sans Caps EF, Metropolitain (1985) (after a 1905 art nouveau typeface by Fonderie Berthier).

    Newest URL (2008). Listing at Fontworks. Future events schedule. New fonts.

    List of their fonts.

    Catalog of their typefaces [large web page warning]. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Emil Gursch

    German foundry based in Berlin, active from 1866 until 1917, when it was acquired by H. Berthold AG. Klingspor's file on Gursch. Typefaces published by them include:

    • Accidenz-Versierungen.
    • Akademisch.
    • Alexandra (<1897).
    • Antiqua No. 2 through 9.
    • Apollo Grotesque (1897).
    • Alt-Gotisch (1899) mager&halbfett. Altgothische initialen.
    • Bambus Grotesque (1896).
    • Berliner Fraktur (ca. 1897).
    • Briefschrift Deutsch (<1899).
    • Britannia-Versalien (1902).
    • Continental Grotesque.
    • Dekorative Vignetten (1899).
    • Egyptienne.
    • Elzevir, ca. 1899: many weights and styles.
    • Eskorial (1909) and Eskorial halbfett (1908) by Eduard Lautenbach.
    • Flächer Ornamente (1899).
    • Fraktur 14g (1910), Fraktur 14 halbfett (1915), Fraktur 16 (1916), Fraktur No.4 through No.8. Halbfette and Moderne schmale halbfette Fraktur, Schmale Fette Zeitungs-Fraktur, Fette Fraktur.
    • Gloria (1898), Fette Gloria Kursiv (1904), Gloria fett (1902), Gloria schmalfett. Gloria Kuric schmalfett.
    • Gothisch (schmale enge, Courante and Accidenz), Renaissance Gothisch (1902: eng, magere and halbfette), Fette Gothisch (neueste and breite). Gothische Federzüge.
    • Grandezza I and II (1904) by Hermann Zehnpfundt.
    • Grotesque.
    • Hermes Grotesque (1897).
    • Hortensia (<1902). A digital version of this Victorian script was finished in 2009 as Hortensia by Canada Type: Hortensia was Gursch's most popular typeface, used extensively and prominently in many beautiful type catalogs, and a commonly seen design element in Germany for quite a while after its release.
    • Industria (1913, a grotesk designed for ads). Weights include Zart, Halbfett, Fett and Zephyr. By Hermann Zehnpfundt.
    • Journal (1912-1913) by Hermann Zehnpfundt. Weights include Antiqua, Kursiv, Antiqua Halbfett.
    • Breite Kanzlei, Moderne halbfette Kanzlei, Antike Kanzlei (wow!).
    • Kavalier (1910) by Hermann Zehnpfundt.
    • Klinger (1919, +Antiqua) by Julius Klinger.
    • Koenig-Type (1903-1907, Heinz König), Koenig Schwabacher (1912-1913, Heinz König), Koenig-Fraktur (1910, Heinz König. This is also called Gursch Fraktur),
    • Kontinental Grotesk.
    • Korona (1905, + Halbfett) by Albert Auspurg.
    • Mediaeval, Cursiv, Mediaeval Cursiv.
    • Monument (+Halbfett).
    • Moderne Schreibschrift.
    • Phönix-Cursiv (1897).
    • Polygon Undine (1904).
    • Roma (ca. 1897).
    • Rubens (1905) by Albert Auspurg.
    • Rundschrift.
    • Saxonia Einfassung (borders).
    • Schwabacher, Fette Schwabacher (1899).
    • Schwarze Hände, and many great math and astrological sets.
    • Senefelder (1908).
    • Sirius Ornamente (1908).
    • Skulptur (1901): has styles called Halbfett and Licht.
    • Sütterlin Unziale (+Halbfett), made in 1905 by Ludwig Sütterlin himself.
    • uncial gotisch or Morris Gotisch. For a digital version, see Morris Gotisch by Gerhard Helzel.
    • Versierte Italienne.
    • Werk Fraktur (fett, halbfett), done before 1907.
    • Zierschrift Roma, Zierschrift Apollo, Zierschrift Gloria, Boston Zierschrift.
    • Zirkular Kursiv (1913) by F. Müller-Münster.
    There were also numerous ornaments and vignettes. Published documents include Industria, eine charaktervolle Reklame-Grotesk (1913), Polygon-Undine. Fette Gloria-Kursiv (1904), Nachtrag zur Handprobe. Neue Erzeugnisse aus den Jahren 1898-1901 (1902), Munster-Sammlung der Schriftgiesserei Emil Gursch, Berlin S., Messinglinien-Fabrik und Gravir-Anstalt (1899). That last book is their main publaction, 112 pages of nicely presented specimens covering all lettertypes and ornaments in detail. A peek into one of Gursch's specimen books. PDF prepared by Klingspor Museum. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Emil Johannes (Hans) Kühne

    German type designer (b. 1910, Schmiedeberg-d. 1961, Hamburg). Wolfgang Hendlmeier summarized his contributions in 1985. Obituary. His typefaces include:

    Other material: Logos done by him. Brief German biography. A famous poster of the Nikolaikirche in Hamburg. Picture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Emil Meyer
    [Erich Meyer]

    Type designer (b. Offenbach, 1898, d. Waldshut, 1983). He created the blackletter faces Tannenberg mager and halbfett (1933-1935, D. Stempel), Woellmer-Fraktur (1937, Wilhelm Woellmer). In several publications and web sites, Emil is called "Erich". Schnelle calls him Erich Mayer. Digitizations of his faces include DS Tannenberg (2001, Delbanco) and Tannenberg (Gerhard Helzel).

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    Emil Rudolf Weiß

    German typographer, graphic artist, book artist, painter, type designer, poet and teacher, b. 1875, Lahr, d. 1942, Meersburg. Weiss made Weiss Roman in 1926, now an Adobe typeface. He also created Weiss-Fraktur (1909, commercialized in 1913 by Bauersche Giesserei, and revived in 2004 by Petra Heidorn and Manfred Klein), Weiss-Fraktur Kursiv (1923-1924, Bauer), Weiss Antiqua (1928; this is W 690 Roman at SoftMaker and Weiss Antiqua at URW), Weiss Lapidar mager (1931, revived as Weiss Lapidar in 2002 by Dieter Steffmann), Neue Weiss-Fraktur (1935), Lichte Initialen (1935, revived by Manfred Klein in 2005 as WeissGotnitials), Weiss-Gotisch (1936, a Textura typeface at Bauer, revived by Petra Heidorn in 2004 under the same name, and by Delbanco as DS-Weiss-Gotisch), Weiss-Kapitale (1931), Weiss-Rundgotisch (1937, Bauer, digitized by Fraktur.de, and in 2009 by Nick Curtis as Garmisch Rund NF), by Elsner and Flake as Weiss Rundgotisch, and by Softmaker as Gothic, and Weiss Rundgotisch Inititalen (1939), all at the Bauersche Giesserei. At Hansestadt Letter Foundry we find Rundgotisch and Uhlen Rundgotisch (1937), the latter becoming a Monotype font in 1938. His Weiß Initials (Series I, II, II Bold, III) from the 1920's have been digitized as Wellsbrook Initials SG (2004, Spiece Graphics), URW Weiss Titling, and Quadrivium NF (Nick Curtis).

    In 2011, Gerald Cinamon published E.R. Weiss: The Typography of an Artist (Oldham: Incline Press).

    Bio at Linotype, and at DdS. Footnote: Many textbooks incorrectly credit Weiss with Memphis (Stempel, 1929)---these include Mac McGrew, Rookledge, and Jaspert&Berry.

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    Emiliano Monserrate Sanchez

    Emi Monserrate (Madrid, Spain) created the pixelish blackletter typeface Hamlet Regular (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Emilie Bouchet

    Geneva, Switzerland-based designer of several alphabets in 2015, including a blackletter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Emilio Ignozza

    Roman designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Mango (ultra fat, rounded), Doodeka (dodecahedron-themed letters---sublime!), Culdesac, Candelabra, Legorama, Legorama Everywhere Fill, Legorama Everywhere, Legorama Fill, Magnetor (shadow outline face), Thuring (athletic lettering), Monkey Pizzazz (pixelized monkeys), Escaptionist (pixel face), Dioptical (optical illusions face), allurium, allurium_welded, avinguda (an octagonal face), Avinguda Light, Myopia, Fast Pussycat, Roboro (techno), Monkey Pizzaz (monkey dings), Solari Platform, avinguda_jagged, beamo (monoline sans, a take on Franklin Gothic), beamo_outline, beamo_pixel, conformista_1, hairdo, minimalia, minimalia_noon, minimalia_rounded, sherif_1, yvette ("a fat font with a belly button), Hairdo, Bee Legacy (blackletter glyphs encased in hexagons), Legorama. He also made the beautiful hairline squarish typeface Les Bains (2008) which is based on the lettering used for the signs in Les Bains des Docks, by French architect Jean Nouvel.

    Additions in 2009: Chauncey, Sixto (ultra fat octagonal typeface made at FontStruct; obese geometry in his own words), Proclama (a cold war font), Lamina.

    Fonts from 2010: Bromance (upright connected script), Oliva (open typeface style), Podio (3d), Thuring (athletic lettering), Budino and Budino Kiri (fat counterless), Escaptionist (pixel), Riba (2010, a ribbon font).

    Fonts from 2011: Arancito (upright connected script).

    Home page at House 42. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Emily Wright

    Designer in Washington, DC, who created Gothik (2012, blackletter). She is about to launch Stylus Type Foundry at stylustype.com. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Emin Barin

    Turkish graphic and type designer, and calligrapher of both Latin and Arabic. He lived from 1913 until 1987. His calligraphy has led to some fine alphabets, including a blackletter and a flared Basque alphabet. Picture.

    Bio (in Turkish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Enoch Noyes

    Author of Noyes's Penmanship (1839, Jenks&Palmer, New York). Samples from that book: calligraphy, German text, hand exercises, Old English. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Enrique Arenas

    Industrial designer in Wellington, FL. In 2015, he created the angular almost-blackletter typeface Catalina Gotic. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)
    [Andrew H. Leman]

    Andrew Leman is a prop designer in Hollywood, CA. The type foundry HPLHS Prop Fonts (was: Ephemera, Prop Fonts) was started by Hollywood's Andrew Leman, and is now located in Pasadena, CA. Some fonts are free, most are commercial.

    Dafont link. Klingspor link.

    Andrew Leman's fonts:

    • Cablegram (2001, old typewriter face, T-26).
    • Leviathan.
    • Garamold (2007, 2 styles).
    • Journalistic (2007, a blackletter inspired by the nameplate of a New England newspaper from the 1920s).
    • Blackburn (2006, distressed).
    • RTemporal (2006, blackletter).
    • Fonts in the HPLHS series, dated 2002: HeadlineTwoHPLHS, OldStyle1HPLHS, OldstyleItalicHPLHS, OldstyleSmallCapsHPLHS, Rogo, SlabSerifHPLHS, TelegramHPLHS, WW2BlackletterHPLHS, WW2BlackltrAltHPLHS, HPLHS-Lovecraft Cursive and Block (replica of H. P. Lovecraft's own handwriting), HPLHS-Autograph Lanier (replica of the 1875 handwriting of Sidney Lanier, a 19th century American poet), HPLHS-TextSerif (really Linotype Antique No. 1), HPLHS-TypoScript, HPLHS-TextSerif Oblique, HPLHS-Bulfinch, HPLHS-Colwell, HPLHS-Colwell Italic, HPLHS-Cromwell, HPLHS-National Oldstyle (after Goudy's font by that name), HPLHS-Post Monotone, HPLHS-Atlas Italic, HPLHS-Italic, HPLHS-Victoria (from the 1923 ATF book), HPLHS-Manuscript Caps, HPLHS-Tome Pi, HPLHS-TypoGothic, HPLHS-Copperplate Roman, HPLHS-Gothic520, HPLHS-Times Gothic, HPLHS-Persnickety, HPLHS-Roman Engraved, HPLHS-Mercantile, HPLHS-Mercantile Oblique, HPLHS-Mercantile Card, HPLHS-Headline Modified, HPLHS-ExtraExtra, HPLHS-Extra (wood type), HPLHS-Forsythe, HPLHS-MetroThin, HPLHS-MetroLight, HPLHS-MetroMedium, HPLHS-MetroMedium Italic, HPLHS-MetroBlack, HPLHS-Policy Gothic, HPLHS-Black Gothic, HPLHS-Gothic Compressed, HPLHS-Black Condensed, HPLHS-Black Oblique, HPLHS-Electro Gothic, HPLHS-Blackletter (an irregular hand-drawn textura font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot).
    • The E-phemera Font Collection, available from MyFonts, which includes these fonts, with a majority being retro or script faces: Policy Gothic (2012, an eroded caps face), Mooseheart (2012), Operapolitan (2012), Fishwrapper (2012), Fred (2007, inspired by a 1930s typeface by Fred G. Cooper), Schreibweise (2007, a pirate-flavored font inspired by a hand-lettered manuscript dating from 1492), Cablegram-Regular, Golden Ticket-Base, Cablegram-Urgent, Golden Ticket-Fill, Cablegram-Madras, Golden Ticket-Highlight, Cablegram-Ottoman, Julius Klinger (2003, based on 1925 fabric lettering by Julius Klinger), Cablegram-Zagreb, DMV Printer, Landry Gothic, Telegrafo, Toronto Gothic (2003: worn wood type or letterpress emulation, close to Condensed Titling Gothic #11), Vogue (pencil-lettered caps), Penitentiary Gothic (+Fill, +Lolite, +Hilite, +Shadow), Chicago House, Compliments (+Upright), Satisfaction (script based on 1930s cigarette ads), Vandal Broke Extra Juicy, Lanier (2004), Impersonal. The Cablegram and DMV series are typewriter fonts. Heck Italic (2010) is based on captions, labels and legends appearing on 19th-century maps and natural history engravings by Johann Georg Heck. Dai Vernon (2010) is based on the handwriting of card magician Dai Vernon.

    View Andrew Leman's typefaces. View the E-phemera typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Erasmus Luther
    [Luthersche Fraktur]

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    Erich Meyer
    [Emil Meyer]

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    Erico Lebedenco

    Brazilian graphic and type designer and illustrator from Rio de Janeiro, b. 1983. Formed in Graphic Design at SENAI/RJ Technical School and student of Industrial Design at UNESA College. He worked at Dinamo Design and is currently based in Sao Paulo.

    His fonts include Philosopher (2008, an organic sans done with Jovanny Lemonad), Chantilly Lace (2011, a thin vertically striped beauty), Old-Gothic (2008, blackletter, done with FontStruct), The-Adrian-Frutiger-Experience (2008, FontStruct), Blow (2008, FontStruct), Todays Meal (2011, chalky face), Yellow Magician (2008, organic headline face, made with FontStruct) and Zillah (2008, using FontStruct). HandTest (2009) was made with Fontcapture.

    In 2012, he published the hand-printed typeface Van B. Medusa (2014) is a dingbat font inspired by jellyfish.

    Gaspar Italic (2014) is based on a Hungarian Holy Bible.

    His graduation project at Senac Sao Paulo was the rounded octagonal typeface Makki (2014). In 2015, he designed Typejet for inkjet printing. Special attention is paid to ink traps and to strength under the color blending process.

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    Erik Bertell
    [Erik Jarl Bertell]

    Erik graduated from Lahti Institute of Design. His fonts include Neon, Mama and Mama Round. Born in Helsinki in 1980, Erik is a type designer for Fenotype, which was founded by his brother Emil Bertell. He holds an MA in graphic design from aalto University in Helsinki. Around 2012, he set up his own foundry, Erik Bertell.

    Erik's fonts EB Base Mono (2009, monospaced), EB Futuretro (2002, bilined art deco techno face), EB Neon (2002), EB Boogie Monster (2002, multiline prismatic op art family), EB Vintage Future and EB Humboldt (2002, ultra fat).

    EB Martin (2010) is, in his own words, a post modern take on several traditional blackletter types. EB Bellissimo Display (2010) is a rounded monoline geometric sans typeface family. EB Jessica (2011) is part typewriter, part cemetery.

    Typefaces from 2013: Steamer (which he calls a grimy grotesque), EB Vintage Future, EB Martin (blackletter), EB Jessica Condensed Book. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Erik Jarl Bertell
    [Erik Bertell]

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    Erik Oestergaard

    Erik Oestergaard discusses blackletter fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ermin Mededovic
    [Lettermin Type Foundry (was: Ermin Design)]

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    Ernst Bentele

    German designer of Bentele Unziale (ARTypes did a digital revival in 2007), which can be seen in Hoffmann's Schriftatlas (1952).

    Author of Schrift geschrieben, gezeichnet und angewandt. Ein Lehrbuch für Schriftenmaler, Graphiker und sonstige schriftgestaltende Berufe. (1952, Karl Gröner Verlag, Ulm-Söflingen). Book cover.

    Other typefaces: Frankengold, Wechselstrich Handschrift. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Ernst H. Wulfert

    Type enthusiast and genealogist in Bad Sassendorf, Germany, who made some Fraktur revivals such as Gutenberg-Bibelschrift, Kirchengotisch, Koberger, Lautenbach-Fraktur, Liebing-Fraktur, and Schönsperger. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ernst Hermann Karl Engel

    Typographer, type designer (b. 1879, Kassel, d. 1967, Bad König), teacher (at the Frankfurt Vocational School and at the College of Arts and Crafts in Offenbach am Main) and author of typographic books. In 1905, Engel became supervisor of in-house printing at the Klingspor foundry.

    At his own Ernst Engel Privatpresse (est. 1921; it would later be called Ernst Engel Presse Walter Stähle), he designed Mörike Fraktur (1922) with the punchcutter Rudolf Schiffner. Somehow, this typeface is also associated with Klingspor.

    In 1927, he created an art deco typeface which was revived in 2008 by Nick Curtis as Engel Stabenschrift NF. He made three Unziale that were all unicase ("Einbuchstabenschrift"), in 1927, 1930/31, and 1935, respectively. In 1939, he made a Schwabacher and finished Deutsche Schrift. Picture.

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    Esos tipos de la UTEM
    [Roberto Osses]

    Chilean type foundry and blog (in Spanish) which grew out of the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile. The team consists of Roberto Osses (the boss), Javier Quintana (type designer), Fabian Flores and Sebastian "Sea" Contreras. Roberto Osses is professor of digital type design at UTEM. He wrote MANIFIESTO, La Declaración Universal de los Derechos Humanos Ilustrada and has won several graphic design awards. The fonts are free. The font list:

    • By Rodrigo Valenzuela: Maipo (2009, a precolombian native face), La Vega Fraktur (2008).
    • By Fabian Flores: Miliciana (2008), a militant poster face.
    • By Ariel Martinez: dfdDefensa (2009), a gothic angular face.
    • By Jonathan Vivanco: The Go Font (2008), an ultra fat credit card face.
    • By Sebastian Contreras: Basural (2008, grunge).
    • By Santiago Toro: Nahueltoro (2007), an exceptionally beautiful comic book style headline face.
    • By Matias Quiroz: dfdCanibalisma (2007), described as a font for zombies.
    • By Daniela Martinez: Lastarria (2007), a curly ornamental face.
    • By Felipe Vicencio: Chasquilla (2007), a graffiti face.
    • By Mariana Sanchez: Animita (2007), an organic hand-printed face.
    • By Macarena Budin: Selfish Jean (2008), a condensed headline sans with some contrast.
    • By Macarenna Rocco: Revolucionaria (2009), a strong slab serif face.
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    Estudio Crop
    [Dado Queiroz]

    Brazilian graphic design studio which recently branched out into type design. Located in Batel, Curitiba, it is founded and run by Anderson Maschio (b. 1980, Curitiba). Maschio designed Anark Stencil (2007). MyFonts link. Fonts at MyFonts, all by Dado Queiroz: Tritura (2009, grunge textura typeface by Dado Queiroz), Marisco (2007), Riff (2009, slab serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    ETH Productions

    Fontstructor who made Dot Serif (2012), fs Gold (2012, kitchen tile face) and Kidnapper (2012, dot matrix face).

    In 2013, he added fs Slyte, fs Kingsletter (blackletter), fs Gardenia, fs Accordion, fs Badminton (+Mono), fs Lollipop Script, fs Monopixel (Serif, Regular), fs Sphinx, fs Quotable, fs Recalibur, fs Informe 04, FS Typewriter (a huge font that covers Latin and Cyrillic), FS Uno (monospaced), Menora, Excalibur, Cirplex (a circular font), 5x5 Monopixel, Medievia, fs Tahoma 8px, Standard Serif, Zapphire Round (kitchen tile face), fs Smilies, fs Gridded (+lc), fs Midnight Gambler, fs Semiserif Mono, fs Almostencil, fs Glass (textured face), fs Will I Am Not, fs Magnifique (a connected script), fs Karmina, fs Kursiv, fs Handwritten, fs Markitaraz, fs Neon, fs Himali (a connect-the-dots typeface), fs Fontstruct, fs Phille (kitchen tile font), fs Phoneta, fs Curves, fs Wizdom, fs Handwritten, fs Sly Small, fs Quark, Williomnot, fs Sanstruct, fs Direction (arrowed letters).

    Typefaces from 2014: FS Score 3D, FS Vincent, FS Vandyx, FS Wizdom, FS Dot Serif, FS Handwritten, FS Lost (a labyrinthine font for Latin and Cyrillic that won an award in the 2014 FontStruct InLine Font Competition). Other typefaces from 2014 include FS Cookie, FS Cookie Clean, FS Pentagale, FS Gardenia, FS Monopixel Regular, FS Shattern (glaz krak face), FS Zeblin, FS Intrepid (labyrinthine).

    Typefaces from 2015: FS Pentagale (a marker pen font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Etienne Aubert Bonn

    Étienne is a graduate of the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal. Cofounder in 2011 of Coppers & Brasses in Montreal, together with Alexandre Saumier Demers. In 2012, he designed the signage typeface Sardine and the blackletter typeface Freitt. Together with Alexandre, he created Martha (a monospaced slabby grotesque), still in 2012. At The Cooper Union, he created Barapa (2012). His fonts at Coppers Brasses:

    • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
    • Canal (2015). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
    • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
    • Klaus (2014). Developed for personal web and paper work.
    • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
    • Nurraq (2013). In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface is called Nurraq. He explains this Latin/ Inuktitut typeface: Nurraq is a multi-script typeface system that matches a Latin serif text typeface with a Canadian aboriginal syllabics character set for the Inuktitut language. The very different nature and origin of these two scripts creates an interesting context for both typefaces to share influences coming from each other's tradition, and, by doing so, bridging the gap that usually separates these two forms of writing. Nurraq won an award in the Morisawa 2014 type competition.
    • Compass (2013). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
    • MLS Soccer (2012). A hand-crafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.
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    Eugen Kaelin

    German designer of the ornamental caps Verzierte Anfangsbuchstaben für Liturgisch (1988), to accompany Otto Hupp's Liturgisch (1906). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eugen Weiß

    Type designer (b. 1911, Hanau, d. 1992, München) who designed Hölderlin (1927, Ludwig&Mayer: a German expressionist typeface, revived by Gerhard Helzel) or Hölderlin-Fraktur (1937-1938, Ludwig&Mayer).

    Note: Gerhard Helzel, who revived Hölderlin, mentions the date 1927. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Eva D'Ignazio

    In Kris Holmes's class in Rochester, NY, Eva D'Ignazio designed the blackletter-inspired typeface Mandel (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Exclamachine Type Foundry
    [Choz Cunningham]

    Choz Cunningham (b. 1975, Santa Cruz, CA) is a Las Vegas and more recently, Nashville, TN-based designer and artist, who set up Exclamachine in 2005. Until 2012, exclamachine published free fonts. In 2012, it went commercial via MyFonts.

    Designer of Whiskey Songs (2007), Crass Roots and Crass Roots OFL (2007, stencil), Misqot (2006), The Troubles (2006), Limberjack (2006, an ornate wood titling font), this blackletter-inspired serif face (2006), Futurelic (2006, futuristic), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times Bold (2005, grunge), Sketchy Times (2005, grunge), Basket of Hammers (2005, a nice wallpainting/graffiti font). His company, also called Exclamachine Foundry, where these fonts can be downloaded: The Black Bloc (2006, blackletter-inspired), MISQOT (2006), Kutura Frontalis (2006), PaulMaul (2006), Zugzwang (2006), Sketchy Times (2006), Carlos Caffeinated (2006), Basket of Hammers (2006), Disc Inferno (2006, LED simulation), Rosda Laevigata)2007, handprinting), and this heavy metal band font (2006).

    In 2012, Choz published the commercial typefaces MISQOT (scratchy) and Paul Maul XT (irregular hand-printed face).

    Typefaces from 2013: FinFang (comic book style caps), Lestatic Slashed (+Condensed), Lestatic Obsidian Outline (grungy), Lestatic Lashed (Arabic simulation face), Lestatic Celerite, Lestatic Carved, Lestatic CSS, Lestatic Withered Condensed, Lestatic Withered, Lestatic Sliced.

    Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Exclamations (or: The Boutons)
    [Gary David Bouton]

    Gary David Bouton and Barbara Bouton's site is called Exclamations.

    Their typefaces: Bouton Kursiv (2008), Odissey (2008), Russel Write (2010), Elephants and Bears (dingbats), GreekDiner Inline, GeotypeTT (1997), WebKnobsTT (1997), Beacon (2008, a Schwabacher), BOUTON Nouveau Ornaments II (2009), BifurFoundation (2010), BifurOverlay (2010, after Cassandre's Bifur), Frankfurter Venetian (2008, fat rounded horizontally striped all caps face), Folks (medieval caps), Nouveau Rococo Deco Dings I (2008, art nouveau ornaments), Simulata (2006, geometric deco typeface with Bifur influences), Whimsy (comic book font), SymbolsTT (1998, charityware dingbat font).

    Exclamations link. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Creator of the blackletter typeface Two x Four (2012, fontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ezza Adhreza Brahma

    Based in Bandung, Indonesia, Adhreza Brahma (b. 1987) is a typographer and illustrator. At Dafont, one can download Barbarossa (2013), Libre (2013, bilined typeface), Variol (2013), Attic (2009) and Vol (2009). The last two are (incomplete) techno fonts. Bite of Crab (2010) is a monoline octagonal shell. Angled (2013) is a futuristic typeface inspired by traditional letter from Makassar, Indonesia called Lontara. Bite of Crab (2013) is a modular octagonal typeface. Wallflower (2013, free) is a headline sans typeface. Nocte (2013) is a free gothic condensed sans typeface.

    Typefaces from 2014: December, Kandel (a great layered typeface in Regular, Bevel and Inline versions), Jingga, Expatriate (a compass-and-ruler typeface), Father (vintage signage face, with 3D and Distort styles).

    In 2015, he designed Mementomori (a modern blackletter), Gulana Slab Serif, the piano key typeface Zaun, and the 7-style vintage typeface family Sonten, which comes in 3D, Bevel, Contour, Deboss, Outline, and Shadow forms.

    Aka Ezza Zebra. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    F. Schweimanns

    Independent type designer who created typefaces for D. Stempel when he lived in Hannover, Germany. His typefaces, all published by D. Stempel AG, include

    • Biedermeier Reklame (1906).
    • Diana (1909) and Diana halbfett (1910).
    • Frankfurt Serie I and Frankfurt Serie II (1905). Blackletter types.
    • Graziella, Graziella fett and Graziella schmalfett (1905).
    • Korso (1913).
    • Künstlerschrift (1902) and Künstlerschrift halbfett (1901).
    • Maria Antoinette (1905).
    • Moderne Reklame (1901).
    • Propaganda (1901).
    • Wodan schmalfett (1902) and Wodan licht (ca. 1905).

    Fr. Ad. Becker and F. Schweimanns coauthored Die moderne Schrift.

    Camera (1936, Intertype) is described by McGraw as a novel cursive letter with light, monotone strokes suitable for use on personal stationery and announcements. The design is based on Korso (1913). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    F25 Digital Typeface Design
    [Volker Busse]

    Volker Busse (F25 Digital Typeface Design) is a graphic designer at Grafikkontor in Berlin.

    Designer of the old typewriter simulation fonts F25 Executive (2008), F25 BlackletterTypewriter (2006), Typewriter Condensed (2007), Telegraphem (2004), Cella (2007) and Daisy Wheel (2007). He also made Am Sans (2005), which he derived from a 1960s sample of Intertype Vogue (itself a geometric and clean-lined sans, ca. 1930), and F25 Bank Printer (a MICR family, 2005).

    At FontStruct, he made F25 Borderfont (2009, a multiline family including styles called Alita and Kapata), F25 Fontstruction 157 (2009, experimental), and Hidden Text 01 (2009).

    Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fabian Pfeifhofer
    [Protofonts (and Loosy Design)]

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    Fabrika de typos
    [Marcio Hirosse]

    Fabrika de typos is a Brazilian fondry run by Marcio Hirosse (b. 1969) in Sao Paulo. He made Destroyer (2007, splatter grunge), Helena (2007), Boogaloo (2006), Casual (2006), Expedito (2006), Impresso (2006), Club (2006), Qualque Coisa (2006), Pig (2006), Boogaloo, Casual, Error (2006), Sherley XXX (2006), Thailandesa (2006, Thai simulation face), Expedito, Impresso, Club (2006, stencil), Ferrugem (2006, grunge), Qualque Coisa (2006), Saco de Pao (2006, grunge), Clean (2006, experimental), Poesie Noire (2006, a great multiline calligraphic face), Fuck You Las Vegas (2005), Serial Killer (2004, bloodied Arial), Tragedia (2004), Font Macabra (2004), Font Abuso (grunge), Font Cartaz (2004, stencil face), and Font Mexicana. He created Ballom (psychedelic), Anarchy, Macabra, Cartaz, Crash, Tragedia, Abuso, Estragou de novo (1999), Sucata Special, Brother Bear, Floppy Disk, Punk Dingbats (2004-2005, destructionist typefaces), Swiss AntiNormal (2005), Jooy (2007, grunge), Deusdeti (2007, double script), Deux ex Machina (2007, blackletter-inspired), Comunista (2007, constructivist), BONDAGE-DEMO-VERSION (2007), CASULO-DEMO (2007), D-E-S-T-R-O-Y-E-R-D-E-M-O-V-E-R-S-I-O-N (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-BLACK---DEMO-VERSION (2007), GARTEN-VON-DORNEN-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Load (2007, grunge), LYSSA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), MUMIA-DEMO-VERSION (2007), OFF-SET---DEMO-VERSION (2007, grunge), Pig (2007), PLEASURES-DEMO-VERSION (2007), Querencia-Army-DEMO-VERSION (2007), TETARIA (2007), FDT Sodomy (2008, blackletter), FDT Carreto (2008), all freely downloadable.

    Commercial faces: Circus de Terror, Rapariga (curly), Indiana, Hard Core, Iemanjai, Disorder, Joy, Deusdeti, Deux ex Machina, Comunista, Destroyer, Off Set, Pleasures Poesie Noire, Helena, Base, Clean, Casulo, Serial killer.

    Creations in 2012: Big Pig, Suicidal Tendencies.

    Dafont link. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Ole T. Ystenes]

    Norwegian printer Fabritius and Sønner in Oslo worked on its own version of Munthe's letterforms. In 1962, it published the blackletter typeface Fabritius-skriften, but this typeface is only available in matrix form at the company, and is hardly ever used today. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Fraktur.de gives information on books on Fraktur writing. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Facundo Beccaglia

    During his studies in Buenos Aires, Facundo Beccaglia created two typefaces---an unnamed experimental blackletter typeface (2013), and Filo 74, an uncial-style display typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fat Blackletter Faces: Stephen Coles's List

    Stephen Coles points out the best of the fat blackletter types in the FontShop store.

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    FDI Fonts
    [Ralf Herrmann]

    FDI stands for fonts dot info. This foundry is located in Jena, Germany, and is also known as Rossbach&Herrmann GbR. It is run by Ralf Herrmann and partner. MyFonts link.

    The first fonts include Logotypia Pro (2004) and Graublau Sans Pro (by Georg Seifert). In 2008, he added Sebastian Nagel's Iwan Reschniev, a Bauhaus style family of severe sans styles. In 2010, Sebastain Nagel's medieval map typeface FDI Tierra Nueva followed.

    In 2012, Ralf Herrmann and Sebastian Nagel codesigned the Wayfinding Sans Pro family. This useful typeface was published at FDI.

    In 2015, he revived Elfen Fraktur (1919, M. Beck) as Elfen Fraktur (+Elfen Schmuck).

    Home page. His web log. Typedia link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    FDI (was: Schriftgestaltung)
    [Georg Seifert]

    Georg Seifert (Schriftgestaltung) is a Bitterfeld-Wolfen and/or Jena, Germany-based designer. Photograph. He was a student at the Bauhaus University Weimar and runs Schriftgestaltung.de (Leipzig; now FDI or fonts dot info in Jena) with Ralf Hermann.

    Schriftgestaltung's fonts include Olive Green Mono and Rosa Stencil. All others are FDI fonts:

    • Agendia (Ralf Hermann).
    • Olive Green Mono (2006, Georg Seifert). A monospaced typeface designed for his own use in email and programming code.
    • Graublau Sans (2005, Georg Seifert), GrauBlau Sans Kursiv. Has a Cyrillic style. The design of Graublau Sans Pro (20 styles with over 1000 glyphs each) took Georg Seifert over 5 years. Graublau Sans Web is free, but Graublau Sans Pro (2008) is not. Follwed in 2012 by Graublau Slab.
    • Logotypia (2004, Ralf Hermann).
    • Tagesschrift (2005, Jan Gerner).
    • Neue Fraktur.
    • Rosa Stencil (2008, Georg Seifert). A calligraphic stencil.
    • OliveGreen (2008, Georg Seifert). This includes Greek and Cyrillic.
    • Pen (2006, Georg Seifert). A handwriting font.
    • Azuro (2011, a 4-style screen family developed by Georg Seifert and fine-tuned by Jens Kutilek). Images: i, ii, iii, iv.

    At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he introduced his (free) font editor Glyphs to the world. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.

    Klingspor link. Behance link. Older German URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Felipe Gonzalez

    Medellin, Colombia-based designer of the blackletter swashbuckler typeface Merchantype (2012), just perfect for rum smugglers. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Felipe Pires

    Art director in Sao Paulo, who created the rounded blackletterish typeface Bowl Gothic (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Felix Braden

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    Feòrag NìcBhrìde
    [Feorag's Place]

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    Feorag's Place
    [Feòrag NìcBhrìde]

    Nice designs by Feòrag NìcBhrìde from Edinburgh, Scotland. Her Mac TrueType and PostScript fonts are mostly reproductions of historic type. Styl, Styl Round, Astradyne and DaySquareCut are futurist in inspiration. Chapbook and Chapbook Italic are based on 17th century type and Vespasian is taken from a late 7th century manuscript. Symbats and Orkney Runes are of particular interest to occultists. Flgheadh, my first shareware font, makes the creation of knotwork rows as easy as typing three characters which happen to be next to one another on the keyboard. Viking Runes from the Orkney Isles, Taisean (2010, angular uncial), Accelerando (2009, nice simple techno face), Day Square Cut (1997; based on lettering designed by Lewis Day, some time around 1900), Cianán (Mac type 1 font based on an old Irish manuscript, 1998), Astradyne (based on the font used on Ultravox's Vienna LP from 1980), Symbats (1997-2008, a Pagan dingbats font), Innsmouth Plain (2011, hand-printed), Skelett (2011, blackletter), Maeshowe (2014, Futhark runes), Orkahaug (2014, a grungy version of Maeshowe), Lindberg (2014, a beer bottle font), Lindberg Caffeine (2014), Springmarch (2014). Dafont link. Older URL for her free stuff. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ferdinand Schumacher

    Creator of Schumachersche Fraktur (ca. 1860, D. Stempel AG). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ferdinand Theinhardt
    [Ferdinand Theinhardt Schriftgiesserei Berlin]

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    Ferdinand Theinhardt Schriftgiesserei Berlin
    [Ferdinand Theinhardt]

    Berlin-based foundry from the 19th century, whose typefaces included Aldeutsch (aka Psalterium, or as Mainzer Gotisch, 1851). Ferdinand Theinhardt (b. Halle, 1820, d. Berlin, 1909) ran it.

    Around 1880, he published four weights of a Royal Grotesk (in 4 styles) for the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin (see, e.g., here or here; here is a sample of his 1895 Breite Grotesk). Akzidenz Grotesk is often given the 1898 date. In 1908, H. Berthold AG took over the Theinhardtsche Giesserei. In 1918, H. Berthold sold that Royal Grotesk as Akzidenz Grotesk.

    Theinhardt was also known as a specialist in cutting hieroglyphs. Author with R. Lepsius of Liste de Hieroglyphischen Typen aus der Schriftgiesserei F. Theinhardt (1875, G. Vogt, Buchdrückerei der Königl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin). It lists hieroglyphic symbols available from Theinhardt's foundry.

    Royal Grotesk was digitally released by Berthold Types (an American company with no legal connection with the original H. Berthold) in 2009.

    Typedia link from which I quote: Akzidenz (sic) Grotesk was released by Berthold in Berlin in 1898, according to their own literature. It was obviously based on faces already offered by other foundries, some of which were later taken over by Berthold. One of the contemporaries of AG was Royal Grotesk from Theinhardt. In Berthold's specimen booklet no. 429, which was most likely released in 1954, Akzidenz Grotesk Mager (light) was still referred to as Royal Grotesk, in brackets. Berthold acquired a typeface in 1908, (when they bought Ferd.Theinhardt) which they released as Akzidenz Grotesk Halbfett (medium). They kept adding weights, some of them from other faces, acquired from other foundries. Every foundry had a version of that type of face, more often than not available in a few sizes only. The original series remained quite divers, individual weights showing not much resemblance but in name. It was mainly a marketing and naming success. That only changed when they cut Series 57, and then Series 58, named for the years of release. These had some sizes (but not all) recut under the direction of Günter Gerhard Lange, who was their (freelance) artistic director at the time. GG Lange always claimed that Berthold had taken some AG weights and sizes from Popplbaum in Vienna, and that is supposed to account for the release date of 1896 or 1898. Popplbaum was not bought by Berthold until 1926. Berthold did take different fonts from all the foundries they bought (and obviously also made deal without buying a foundry) and rename them until they got a family together which still showed the original influences, sometimes even from size to size. The deals between foundries (by 1924 Berthold had bought 17 foundries, in Prague, Riga, Stuttgart, Leipzig, Moscow and St. Petersburg) have never been fully researched, and neither has the complete history of Akzidenz Grotesk been written yet.

    Digitizations include AltDeutsch by Gerhard Helzel. The Theinhardt family (2010, Francois Rappo, Optimo) is named after Theinhardt.

    Klingspor link.

    Credit for some images below: Danielle West. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Fernanda Gomes Santos

    Graphic design student in Campos dos Goitacazes, Brazil. Creator of the blackletter / tattoo font Fonte Santos (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fernando Henrique de Sousa
    [Insane Machina]

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    Fernando Martinez Godoy

    Designer in Madrid, who created the ultra-condensed display and logo typeface Zephyr in 2012. He also produced a special set of spurred blackletter numbers called Yorokobu (2012).

    In 2013, he created the modular techno typeface Lopsided. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fernao de Pina

    Fernao de Pina was the chancelor responsable for the creation of Leitura Nova, which was a compilation of books (forais) that should establish the privileges of the villages and all their administrative duties, determined by the monarch D. Manuel I of Portugal. Written from 1496 to 1520, Leitura Nova has a regular and uniform gothic that is more cursive and rounded then the German gothics. [Thanks to Dino dos Santos for help with this information and for this and this picture.] [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Ferrets N Fonts
    [Perry Mason]

    Perry Mason is the prolific ozzie creator (based in Newcastle) of Nato, a truetype font apparently made for NATO military vehicle lettering (2001). Since that first font, he has made well over 1000 fonts, mostly in 2001, but some as late as 2003. Back-up of his fonts at Just Us Now, now defunct. Alternate URL for Just Us Now (also defunct). Yet another URL. List of his fonts, by date, and alphabetical list. Perry Mason's dingbats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fette Fraktur

    A hugely successful blackletter typeface from Johann Christian Bauer (1850, Bauersche Giesserei) characterized by its f. Other German foundries such as C.E. Weber (1875) and Wagner (1875) had their own versions.

    Digital implementations were completed by Linotype, Gerhard Helzel, Adobe, URW++, and Elsner & Flake. Lesser known digital versions are called Fraktur Fett (Greenstreet), Baron&Berliner (Swfte), Bauble (SSi), Luftwaffe (WSI), F692 Blackletter (SoftMaker), Fraktur (SoftMaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Few Karen

    FontStructor who made Hkeixkaren (blackletter, 2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Filipe Ferreira

    Designer and digital artist in Porto, Portugal. He made a nice typographic poster entitled Free Tibet (2010), and designed a number of experimental typefaces in 2010.

    In 2011, he made Souca (multilined), Ayuthaya (blackletter), Gourmet (art deco), Graphic Monkeys (bilined), a curly face and an ornamental caps face.

    Typefaces from 2012: Colambo (an early 20th century grotesk), Honkers (rounded sans).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Filipe Ferreira

    During his design studies at FAAUSP in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Filipe Ferreira an untitled hexagonal gothic typeface in 2015, together with Thais Mendes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fine Fonts

    A new foundry in Cheltenham, UK, started by Michael Harvey and Andy Benedek in 2001. Their output was sold through Faces, but is now marketed via MyFonts. The fonts: Aesop (calligraphic writing), Tisdall Script, the spectacular Songlines, Fine Gothic (blackletter), Marceta (uncial), Braff, Balthasar, Mentor Roman, Mentor Italic. Also sold at Fonts.com. A type designer close to me said: The Mentor and Mentor Sans superfamilies were released last February by Monotype, and nobody even mentioned them. To me they look Michael Harvey's best ever masterpiece, and probably the best new superset to be released this millenium, but nobody's paying attention. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Fiona Clarke
    [Bonez Designz]

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    [Darien Valentine]

    Free truetype fonts: Tai Le Valentinum (for the Tai Le script used in China, Burma and Laos), Valentine Arabic, the faux pixel font Sounds of Apathy, and the unicode faux pixel font Fixedsys Excelsior 2.0 (2007). The latter covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Tamil, Hylian, N'Ko, Ethiopic, blackletter, Dehong Dai, Pahawh Hmong, Thaan, Arabic, Thai, Ogham, runic, and IPA. All fonts made by Darien Valentine in 2004. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

    Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

    • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
    • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
    • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
    • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
    • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
    • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
    • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline typeface with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
    • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif typeface with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), El Piedra (2006, letterpress emulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

    MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

    YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.


    View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    [Felix Braden]

    Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne.

    His free fonts at Floodfonts include Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997).

    Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).

    Commercial fonts at Fountain: Grimoire (since 2015 at Floodfonts), Sadness (2001).

    In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).

    At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).

    At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.

    At Volcano, he made the rounded display face Bikini (2010).

    At Fountain, he published the geometric monoline sans typeface Capri Pro (2011, related to both Futura and Avant Garde).

    The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.

    Other free fonts: Coraline (2012), Sonar Script (2013), Rollmops (2013).

    At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana.

    FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Florencia Marascio

    Graduate from FADU, University of Buenos Aires, who created the blackletter typeface SirFont (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Florian Mihr

    Designer born in Duesseldorf, Germany, but living in Los Angeles. Creator of the free fonts King Georg (2012, blackletter), Cinerama (2012), Stadium1946 (2012), Stadium1956 (2012), SoCal (2012, a graffiti face), Tight Writer (2012, old typewriter font).

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    Florian Schick

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    Fonderie Typographique Française

    Typefoundry in Paris, founded in 1921 by the merger of the firms of Chaix, Marcou, Durey, Huart and Saling. There were several catalogs of their typefaces such as Fonderie Typographique Française Catalogue Général (ca 1925, 798 pages). This site shows many samples from this foundry. The typefaces shown include Amadis (blackletter), Apollo, Ascot, Atlas (1933, an art deco typeface by K.H. Schaefer), Bizerte (art deco), Blanches Saint Germain (pearly caps), Caravelle (1957, the French name of Folio, a Helvetica-like typeface by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum), Clipper (1951, by Louis Ferrand), Deauville (a charmer that conjures up Les Vacences de Monsieur Hulot), Décor (pixelized and with mosaic effects), Ecriture parisienne (ronde), Editor (1937, Henri Chaix), Estienne, Excelsior FTF (art nouveau), Flash (1953, Enric Crous-Vidal), Garamond FTF, Hélios (a shadowed titling face), Ile de France (by Enric Crous-Vidal), Marocaines FTF, Moscovites, Muriel (1950, a script typeface by Joan Trochut-Blanchard), Normandy, Paris (1953, Enric Crous-Vidal), Pittoresques FTF (1924, Japanese style art nouveau), Psitt (1954, by René Ponot), Ramsès (a tall-legged Egyptian), Stylo (1935, connected script), Swing (art deco), Vulcain (art deco). Apollo is FTF's reply to Renner's Futura. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)
    [Stuart Sandler]

    Stuart Sandler (Minneapolis) runs six foundries: Font Diner (est. 1996), Sideshow, Breaking The Norm, the Tart Workshop, Font Bros (est. 2006), and Filmotype (est. 2006). He runs a handful of other companies and web shops as well, including Mister Retro (est. 2004). He is passionate about retro type. DaFont link for their free fonts. Fontspace link. Interview.

    Catalog of the best selling Font Diner fonts. Images of Stuart Sandler's best-selling fonts.

    Free fonts: Rickles (2007, script), AirConditioner (2002, fifties style upright script), BahamaSlim (2004), BlackNight (2002, blackletter), BlackWidow, BubbleMan, ChannelTuning, Corrupter, CreakyFrank, DecayingKuntry, FeaturedItem, FontOnAGrain, FontOnAStick, Fontdinerdotcom, FontdinerdotcomHuggable, FontdinerdotcomLoungy, FontdinerdotcomSparkly, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Light, Hothead, KeeponTruckinFW, Leftovers (2002), MaverickBE (stencil face), Musicals, PickAx, Rickles (2009; upright script), RocketScript (2002, retro script), Schnookums, SinsofRhonda, Spacearella (2002), StencilGothicBE, ThatsSuper, Turnpike (2009), Witless, XerkerFW.

    Commercial fonts: Continental Railway (1998, retro connected script), Anastasia, Chatty Cocktails (1998, art deco), El Nino, Guest Check, Hamburger Sandwitch (1998), Jumping Bean (1998, comic book style), Lionel Classic (1998, an art deco all caps face), Milwaukee, Motor Oil, and the greatest of them all, Coffee Shop (1998, exaggerated ascenders), a must! Other typefaces: Permanent Waves (1998, + Expanded: retro connected script), Yarn Sale (curlies), Fat Sam (not bad!), Etiquette, Taylors (1998, another great display font; codesigned with Dan Taylor), Kentucky Fried (1998, comic book / signage style), Beer Wip, Seuss, Jack Bisio and FinerDiner, Shivering, Dry Cleaners (2002), Singlesville Script (2002), Dripping Blood, Bowlorama, Action Is, Automatic, Chicken King (2002), CocktailShaker (2002, at Chank), Concurso Italian and Concurso Moderne (2003), DoggieBagScript, Johnny Lunchpail (2000, comic book style), Kitchenette (connected retro script), Lil Tipsy (2003), Milwaukee Neon (1998), Milwaukee Neon Shadow (1998), Motorcar Atlas (2000), Regulator, Stovetop (2002), Swinger (2002), WARNING (2002, rough stencil), BEBlob, BECROSS, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilBrew, TheBlob, Insane Asylum, Creepy Crawly, Crossover, Fire Baaaad!, Rotten Teeth, Candy Good, EvilOfFrankenstein, HMan, HManPt2, PlasmaRain, Chicken Basket (2004), Chowderhead (2004), Cocktail Script (2004, upright), Country Store (2004, Western style), Dairyland (2004), Emblem Chief (2004, fifties diner script), Motel King (2004), Queen Rosie (2004), Sweet Rosie (2004, blackboard bold), Secret Recipe (2004), Square Meal (+Hearty) (2004), Bahama Slim (2004), Space Immortalizer, Matchbook and BE Streetwalker. Many font have a cool retro/fifties look. The InFlight Meal font set (2001) includes Al's Motor Inn, American Highway, Kiddie Cocktails, Lionel Text, Mosquito Fiesta, New York to Las Vegas, Pink Flamingo, Refreshment Stand, Starlight Hotel, Volcano King. The LasVegas font set: El Ranchero (2002), Hamburger Menu, Hamburger Menu Marquee, Holiday Ranch, International Palms, Lamplighter Marquee, Lamplighter Script, Las Vegas to Rome (stone chisel face), Leisure Script, Leisure Script Marquee, Mirage Bazaar (2002), Mirage Zanzibar (Arabic theme face), Mister Television, StarburstLanes, Starburst Lanes Twinkle, Vegas Caravan. At ITC, he published ITC Kiddie Cocktail (2003), ITC Mosquito Fiesta (2003), ITC Volcano King (2003).

    In 2006, Font Diner acquired the Filmotype collection and its trademark, Filmotype. Sandler writes: Filmotype initially manufactured a simple manual phototype machine utilizing display typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips. Additional films were sold to start-up typesetting companies in order to increase their product selection. Font Diner will create new digital versions of the Filmotype collection, recreating it to meet todays graphic design standards. [...] We intend to release the Filmotype library in OpenType format so the original designs can be fully realized with a dynamic feature set including alternate glyph forms and automatic substitutive ligatures.

    In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline typeface genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (hand-printed), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern, Vanity, Filmotype Ford.

    In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history.

    Free fonts on the Google Directory, dated 2010: Fontdiner, Swanky, Cherry Cream Soda, Permanent Marker, Homemade Apple, Schoolbell.

    In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these faces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face). At the same place, he also published Crafty Girls Pro (2010, codesigned with Crystal Kluge). With Crystal Kluge, he also codesigned the flowing connected script typeface Aya Script (2012).

    At Sideshow, he published the pen-drawn connected script Mister Brown (2013) and the retro signage script typeface Cocktail Sauce (2014).

    View Stuart Sandler's typefaces.

    Jolly Lodger (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an informal retro script.

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    Font Factory
    [Andy Benedek]

    Andy Benedek's (b. Manchester, UK, 1945) Cotswolds-based outfit for "custom fonts and lettering of distinction", founded by him in 1988. Andy (András) made corporate faces for Umbro, QZERO, Bowater, Lloyds Bank, Royal Free Hospital, Liptons teas, Gordons gin, Marlboro cigarettes, as well as faces for magazines (Royal Academy of Arts, Elle, Blueprint) and for newspapers (The Scotsman). All this was done under the label of The Font Factory. With Michael Johnson and Mike Pratley, he created a font for BT Cellnet. A braille typeface has been developed to aid the production of signage for the blind. In 2001, he co-founded Fine Fonts with Michael Harvey. CV. Typefaces:

    • Aesop (2000, with Michael Harvey): developed from book jacket lettering drawn by Michael Harvey for an edition of Aesops Fables.
    • Balthasar (2002, with Michael Harvey): a serifed stencil font.
    • Braff (2002, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): an outline face.
    • Fine Gothic (2002, a blackletter typeface codesigned with Michael Harvey): a blackletter family with a Basque A.
    • Friezea (Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). The original font dates from ca. 1990. They explain: The origin of this font was a frieze in the RAF Chapel in Westminster Abbey which Michael Harvey was commissioned to design and create. It was comprised of the names of the top brass in Bomber Command, namely Dowding, Harris, Newall, Tedder, Portal and Douglas. The Brief was to cut the letters in bronze and guild them. Instead, they were cut in perspex and guilded. Some twenty years later, the missing upper-case letters were drawn together with the lower-case letters and Frieze, the font, was born.
    • Marceta (2003, with Michael Harvey): an eighth-century uncial.
    • Mentor (2004, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): a Times-Roman style family.
    • Mentor Sans (2004, with Michael Harvey, for Monotype Imaging): a sans family.
    • Quirky (2010).
    • Ruskin (2008, Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). This display serif typeface was originally created as a commission for Michael Harvey to design a signage font for the Dean Gallery in Edinburgh.
    • Scorpio (2015). Based on he condensed lettering Michael Harvey drew for the card The Sign of The Nudge which was designed in collaboration with poet Ian Hamilton Finlay. It was digitized after Harvey's death by Benedek.
    • Songlines (2001, with Michael Harvey): based upon a pen-drawn script drawn by Michael Harvey to illustrate a poem by Johannes Thurman.
    • Tisdall Script (2002, with Michael Harvey): based upon the brush-drawn script lettering of Hans Tisdall, who was the designer of many distinctive lettered book jackets for Jonathan Cape in the 1950s.
    • Victoriana (2002, a Victorian font by Andy Benedek and Michael Harvey, Fine Fonts). Named after cyclist Victoria Pendleton.

    FontShop link.

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    Font Mesa
    [Michael Hagemann]

    Michael Hagemann's creations have a 1850-1920 style or at evoke the Wild West. Font Mesa is located in Naperville, IL.

    Free fonts include Cactus Sandwich (Mexican simulation face), Timepiece (originally called Tax Cut), Timepiece 3D, Magic School One and Two (2004, two Harry Potter typefaces), Wild Ride, Corleone (2001: see also here), Corleone Due (2001), MightyRapids (2001: discontinued) and the Ferrari logo font FerroRosso (2002).

    Michael Hagemann's commercial fonts by year of production:

    • 2001: La Mesa (2001), Maverick's Luck (2001), Desperado (2001), Rio Mesa, Maverick's Luck (based on a bank document from 1876), La Macchina (2001, Lamborghini car lettering)
    • 2002: Brewmaster Modern (2002, lettering of Budweiser Racing), Saddlery and Saddlery Post (2002, Western-style caps: a revival of Minaret by Ihlenberg in 1868; Solo calls it Trocadero), FerroRosso (2002, lettering as in the Ferrari logo), Stampede (2002, a family based on lettering used in document from the Chicago, Indiana&Eastern Railway Co. in 1902), Main Strike (a Tuscan font, based on Tuscan Ornate, or Bracelet, fonts that date from before 1860), Red Dog Saloon (2002), Rough Riders (2002, great Western-style caps), Draft Beer (2002).
    • 2003: OK Corral (2003, revival of Caslon and Catherwood's Italian from 1821), OK Corral Lined (same as OK Corral with layers; called Italianate Barnum by Dan Solo), Gold Standard (2003, a Tuscan font based on a few letters found on an old Gold Certificate from 1882), Gillé Classic (2004, an exquisitily detailed family based on work by Joseph Gillé, 1820's, and implemented elsewhere under the names Circus, Roma and Madame; this was originally called Home Style; some say that the original goes back to Silvestre), Rodeo Clown (2003, based on Carnival), Taqueria, Cove.
    • 2004: Bronc Stomper, Open Range, Saloon Girl, Miss Scarlett (2004, Gone with the Wind poster lettering), Open Range, High Noon, Draft Beer Classic (2002-2005, connected 50s script), High Country, American West, West Wind, AmericanPop (Coca-Cola font).
    • 2005: Rodeo Roundup (2005, rope font; Solo called it Rope Initials), Algerian Mesa, Conestoga (circus font), Rough Riders (a nice Western font based on the logo of the Beach Creek Railroad Company in the 1860s), Rough Riders Redux, Mesa Pointe (2005, pointing hands, from 19th century sources), Black Pearl (2005, an ornamental blackletter typeface based on an original from ca. 1860; it has two beautiful manicules; some say it is based on an 1860 font called Rimmed Black by West, published by Farmer&Little), Saloonkeeper (2005, inspired by the Leinenkugels brewing label), Wanderer (2005, inspired by the title logo of the TV show The Wild West), Lynchburg (2005, inspired by the Jack Daniels Green Label Whiskey logo).
    • 2006: Flat Rock (a revival of Inverted Shaded by Julius Herriet, done at Conner in 1886; Solo calls it Big Cat), Livery Stable (revival of GlypticShaded by Ihlenburg at MS&J, 1878. See also Glyptic and Glyptic No.2, 1878), Happy Holly Day, Main Street (a Tuscan typeface that revives Soutache by Julius Herriet and Bruce, 1873).
    • 2007: Birdcage (2007, after a lettering sample in Rob Roy Kelly's American Wood Type book), Lonestar, Lonestar Western, Railhead (2007: 4 styles, a revival of an 1870s type style that was originally available from both Bruce's New York and James Conner's&Sons type foundries called English Two-Line Ornamented No.4; an earlier version was English, done in 1853 by Caslon, Austin, Woods and Sharwoods; and before that, the typeface was created by a German designer in 1849), Flying Dutchman (2007, a revival of a MacKellar, Smiths&Jordan Co Kanzlei-style font from 1876), and Western Sky (2007, a revival of a late 1800s Italian font known as Italian Slab Fancy or Dodge City: it is Italic Ornate from Smith, 1874, MS&J). Country Western (2007, 11 styles; plus versions called Country Western Script and Country Western Swing) is a revival of the classic William Page font known as Clarendon Ornamented originally designed in 1859 and again in 1877 by Vanderburgh&Wells. Abbiente (2007) is his first foray into the world of Bodoni and Didot. Buffalo Bill (2007) is a beautiful Western style font that revives a classic from James Conner's foundry from 1888 [Solo also calls it Buffalo Bill].
    • 2008: Gold Rush and Gold Spur (2008) are further Wild West style families, based on typos from the Bruce Foundry, 1865. Silverland (2008, 8 styles; a revival of Ornamented No. 1490 by Ihlenberg, 1874, Bruce) and Belgian (2008, 5 styles; a revival of Ornamented No. 1515 by Julius Herriet, 1861, Bruce) are further revivals of typefaces from the Bruce Foundry.
    • 2009: Spanish Main (revival of an old MacKellar Smiths&Jordan blackletter font named Sloping Black, 1896; others mention Witham and MS&J and give the date 1869), Spanish Rose, Black Rose (spiky blackletter based on BlackOrnamented No. 532, Ihlenberg, 1873, Bruce), Bella Rose (2009, blackletter), Broadgauge Ornate (revival of an 1869 Western poster typeface by Ihlenberg at MacKellar Smiths&Jordan). Apple Pie (2009) is some sort of Bodoni Ornate---it revives and extends a William Hagar Type Foundry face, ca. 1850 [MS&J added a lowercase in 1869]. This was followed immediately by Bodoni Ornamental. Hickory (2009) is an ornamental Western face, a revival of an old unnamed font dating back to 1852 and was sold through a few different type foundries including Bruce, MacKellar Smiths&Jordan and James Conner's Sons.
    • 2010: Gunsmoke is a Far West font, a revival of a James Conner's Sons font that has been around the block under different names such as Extended Clarendon Shaded, Original Ornamented and Galena [Solo called it Galena]. Night Train is another Far West font.
    • 2011: Gold is a multi-style slab serif font family based on the classic Gold Rush (1865, Bruce), with the shadows removed. Images: Gold Black, Gold Thin.
    • Undated: Cowboy Serenade (based on Phidian by Ihlenberg, 1870, MS&J; Solo's names: Eureka, Shaded Phidian), Gold Fever (based on Caxtonian, 1878, MS&J), Old Thunder (based on a Tuscan typeface from the 1800s).
    • 2013: Great Western, Cowboy Western, Cowboy Rodeo.
    • 2014: Magnum Sans.

    Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. MyFonts page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Font Studio Four
    [Paul Bokslag]

    Paul Bokslag is a Kilkenny, Ireland-based type designer.

    FontStructor (aka Four, or Font Studio Four) who made the dot matrix typeface Numbat (2012), the athletic lettering faces Atletica (2011) and Atletica Serif (2011), and the texture typeface Milky Way (2011).

    In 2011, he created Things That Go (car silhouette dingbat face).

    Faces from 2012: Crazy Fredericka (poster stencil face), Twisty, Remix Chinese Whispers, Toastbread (wavy, 3d) and Plywood (3d), Field Day (blackboard bold), Transfer Window (bilined), Walk in the woods (dot matrix face), Rock Paper Scissors (bilined), One Way Ticket (bilined), White Knight (outlined blackletter), Black Knight (blackletter), Shelf Life (stylish), Oystercatcher, Broken Promises (multiline typeface), Tarmac, Hibernation (German expressionist face), Glendalough (nibbed face), Tartan Permutations (multiline face), Return Flight, Orbital Flight, Quatermaster, Featherstone, Gorilla Republic, Granny's Bear Hunt (stencil), Detour Ahead (multiline face), Shanghai Express (angular), Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis.

    Creations in 2013: Solo, C Is For Cookie, Early Riser, Firelighter, Timberline (an angular script), Lupo, Polkastruct, Bridger, Six Quinces, Dompteuse, Scandalous, Lane Seven, Singel (cross stitching font), Shadowbox, Hide And Seek, Playroom, Realta 1, Glimpse, Sinistra, Crash Test Dummy, Flightpath, Close Shave, Popover, Switchboard (electrical circuit font), Black and Amber, Wavelength (prismatic), Sightline (multilined), Structurosa Outline, Sparky, Trasna (stencil), Hold Your Horses (Western), Lupo (a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script competition), Skate Park (multiline face), Circumscript, Blinker, Bobs Your Uncle, Snowcat (inline face), Cottage Industry (house silhouettes), Causeway, Springville, Longitude, Pebble Dash, Tulipano, Hitchhiker, Stretcher, Whalewatcher, Solituda, Carbonium, Railway Sleeper (shadowed face), Bricklayer Sans, Candyfloss, Milvi, Bluebell Carpet, Pinball Dingo, Spinfish (blackboard bold), Pelicano (piano key typeface), Metropolaris, Glimpse.

    Typefaces from 2014: Thornbrush, Retro Pixel, Spacepixel, Level Rebel, Plutona, Blue Saloon, Seriosa, Bullwhacker, Spiegeltent, Stencilitis, Circumscript, Touchline Script, Brushland, Dordogna, Southbound, Things That Go (ar dingbats), Pacemaker Backslant, Hibernation (wood type emulation), Touchline Script, In Stitches, Stagefright, Process, Cabin Fever, Hamelin, Olingo, Black and Amber, Surftide, Move Over (stencil like Futura Black), Blackrock (rounded stencil), Windway (stencilish), Olingo (bubblegum face), a set of African-themed fonts (Bakelite, Amuletta, Spooner, Chevronel, Yellowhammer, Pinto), Rush Hour, Canario, Nova Zembla (sci-fi), Sleepless, Things That Go (vehicle dings), Cottage Industry (silhouettes of houses), Glimpse, Ticket to Ride (in the style of Tkachenko's Perfopunt), Oluna, Eyeliner, Linearo, Goldfinger, Permanent Black (fat rounded stencil), Solas (artsy dot matrix face).

    Typefaces from 2015: Structurosa Italic, Ketting, Panenka, Nook, Companero, Circularity (textured), Recap Stencil, Beach Street, Life Cycle, Waterway, Rock Paper Scissors, Microwave, The Pattern Exchange, Alphabetical Order, Bloem, Synopsis, Microwave, Marbello, Dustcloud, Timberline, Boxthorn.

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    Lin Daniel's huge free font page with useful samples of all faces, nicely organized. A must! Specializing also in blackletter fonts, typewriter, holiday, and handwriting fonts. Helped and supported by P.J. Evans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    FONTana Typestudio
    [Amondo Szegi]

    FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!

    Free faces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).

    Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).

    At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial faces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.

    At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).

    Amondó Szegi's faces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.

    At P22, Szegi designed the curly typeface Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.

    At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).

    Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).

    Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.

    Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.

    Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.

    In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.

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    Fontgrube AH
    [Andreas Höfeld]

    At Fontgrube AH, Andreas Höfeld, a protestant pastor from Erbach/Odenwald, designed these typefaces:

    • A Charming Font (with Graham Meade).
    • Adam's Family (based on Addams by John Roshell).
    • Annifont FG (2002) is an improvement of Annie de la Vega's Annifont (1997).
    • Auptimagh.
    • Brinkmann (Fraktur font, 2000).
    • Brubeck (2001).
    • CD Numbers.
    • Civitype (2013, a civilité font).
    • Dragonwick.
    • Fanjofey and Fanjofey Leoda (2002, Tolkien-like fonts that can also be viewed as Arabic simulation faces).
    • Gabriele Bad and Gabriele Ribbon (2013). Old typewriter font families that are based on David Rakowski's Harting.
    • Gapstown (2002, to replace Comic Sans, he says).
    • Gismonda (2013, art nouveau).
    • HermanDecanusAH (medieval handwriting based on the kanzleischrift of Dekan Hermann zu Soest, 1269).
    • Hymnus FG (2015, notes of a 5-line staff).
    • Invisible.
    • Jorvik Informal.
    • Lansbury (2013, art nouveau).
    • MojacaloAH (2002) and Mojacalo Relief (2013).
    • PaternosterAH (uncial).
    • SeferAH (2001, Hebrew simulation).
    • Slim Fast (2002-2013).
    • SlotMachine (no longer there, only put here for historical reasons).
    • Traditio (2013, blackletter).
    • Trinigan (2013, art nouveau).
    • He improved Jörgen Gedeon's Vurt and calls it Tusch FG (2002).

    Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Russian font archive. Has mostly Latin fonts. Blackletter subpage. Cyrillic subpage. Display font subpage. Cyrillic script subpage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Michel Bujardet]

    Michel Bujardet (a Frenchman living in West Hollywood, CA) runs Matchfonts, and started Fontmenu.com in August 2001. Commercial fonts, and free demos in all formats.

    A partial list of fonts:

    • Square Text (old English).
    • Block Letters (orthography for kids), Skryptaag (2001, educational).
    • Boulons (letters made from nuts and bolts).
    • Kindergarten (funny faces), Learning Handwriting (K2), Learning Cursive Handwriting (Grade 2-4), Japanese Hiragana-Katakana (Year 1).
    • Morse code.
    • Dictionary phonetic notation for pronunciation.
    • The calligraphic fonts Chancellerie Moderne (1998, chancery hand), Oncial, Rodolphe, Willegha.
    • The dingbat fonts Dinosotype, Matched Potato, Nahkt hieroglyphs, SilBooettes, Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans.
    • The monospaced fonts Bordofixed, Dactylographe (1997), Normafixed, Oloron fixed width screen font).
    • The mathy fonts Oloron program, Hexalist and Numberslist.
    • The handwriting fonts Charlotte, Louise, Mariette, Milko, Pierre, Quinze, Raoul, and Thibault.
    • The pixel font 8-PinMatrix.
    • The Bauhaus font BabyFace.
    • The Chinese simulation font Chinoiseries.
    • The LED fonts Diode, Cristolikid and Display.
    • The Greek simulation font Grecques.
    • The display fonts Zébrures (striped letters), Venitiennes, Ruban Dis-Moi, Parador, Osselets, Octogone, Metropolitain (art nouveau), Malabars, Halloween Match, Coulures, Chapou Relief, Candy Kane, Calebasse, Bujardet Freres and Big Bacon.
    • The MICR font MICR E13B.
    • The serif faces Baguad, Chap Clerk, Parlante, Presse, TSF&Co (art deco; +Heavy).
    • The sans serif faces Bordini, Boum-Boum, Halotique (a sans family), Junien, and Normographe.

    Alternate URL for his shareware typefaces. MyFonts link for his commercial typefaces. Alternate MyFonts link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    [Gábor Kóthay]

    Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:

    • At T-26: Alphabet2, Alphabet4, Archetype, Axis No 1, Bacchus, and Tyrnavia in 2000, and the Roman inscription inspired family Minerva Modern, Minerva Display (a Roman family) in 2002. Also, Betabet sans, Betabet web, Gnosis (hairline italic), Oceanus (2004, hairline sans), Pelso (2004, hairline), Laureate (2004, hairline art deco), Picaresque (2004, irregular handwriting).
    • At FONTana: LaDanse, Y2K, Domino, QwertyRegular and Luxury, all in 1999-2000.
    • At P22: Driade (2005, Regular, Linea and Aged: calligraphic futuristic experiments), Zephyr (2001, curly; +Open Face), Schwarzkopf (2003, a Schwabacher face), La Danse (2001), Ambient (2001), the Schwabacher Fraktur font SchwarzKopf (2002), Caffe (2009: originally designed for the Artz Gallery Cafe in Budapest Hungary. The design is a contemporary handwriting style adapted from examples in lettering exercise books. It has been redrawn and expanded into six styles. The four weights were created by drawing the style using different mediums: Cappuccino in pen, Pastry in felt-tip, Lemonade in brush and Tobacco, the original, in pencil, and Poster and Poster Inline are additional styles).
    • At PsyOps: the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), SchwarzKopf (2002, Fraktur) and Plexo (2001).
    • At Job Art Studio (his own studio in Szeged, which he founded): Cats (free dingbats), Disasters (dingbats), Bubble (comic book font), 103 kék.
    • At Fountain: Zanzibar (2003, nice script face), Incognito (2007, a typical old map typeface), Dessau (2007-2008, a collection of eleven Bauhaus and Bauhaus stencil styles).
    • At Fontana: Zodiac, Tisza (2001-2007), a sans family. And Kinesis (2003), a sans typeface based on geometrically precise instructions.
    • At Cinqueterre Type Foundry: Eva (wedge serif; sample, another sample).
    • At Fontmunkások: Birdland (1999-2002), a minimalist face; Asphalt and Asphalt Signs (1996-2000), a slightly grungy set of fonts; Arcade (1999); Adagietto (2000); Flyer and Flyer Fossil (2002), a curly family.
    • Custom faces: Aqua Futurist (2008): a hairline unicase sans family with uncial influences. It is unclear if he had a hand in the typography of stockings, which I found on his site.

    Dafont link. FontShop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fonto Machina
    [Otto Fritzhammer]

    A truetype font with the Nazi Swastika in various sizes, and some Fraktur numerals, called "Fahne der Alten Garde der NSDAP", was made in 1999 by Otto Fritzhammer. I am sure that both "Fonto Machina" and "Otto Fritzhammer" do not exist, but I am just reporting what I found in the text area of the font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fontry West
    [James L. Stirling]

    Fontry West is located in Tulsa, OK. At MyFonts, these Fontry West fonts can be bought: Iron, Toxcons (2008, skulls), WILD1 Firstvision, WILD1 Larra, WILD1 Nobody, WILD1 Ruts, WILD1 Toxia, WILD2 Ghixm, WILD2 Keetoowah (2008). Its type designer is James L. Stirling, who cofounded the Watts, Oklahoma-based design and lettering studio The Fontry in 1992 with Michael Gene Adkins. Born in 1964 in Oklahoma, Stirling codesigned WILD1 Firstvision (1997, techno) and Ironrider and Ironhorse (2008, blackletter faces based on wood types) with Adkins. In 2000, he co-designed the fonts Modern Poster and Modern Roman, based on the lettering of Alf R. Becker, a sign painter from 1932 to 1957. These fonts were published by Agfa-Monotype. Later fonts there include Steel Narrow, Steel Moderne, Chicago Modern. At The Fontry in the early 1990s, he made Klash (comic books style), Peppermint and Peppermint Openface (Southwest influences), Marbles&Strings, and Keetowah. He also made some Greek fonts at The Fontry.

    In 2009, James Stirling started a serious digitization program of the art deco fonts of Alf R. Becker (based mostly on his Signs of the Times series), and made ARB 70 Modern Poster, ARB 93 Steel Moderne, ARB 44 Chicago Modern, ARB08ExtremeRomanAUG-32CASNormal (2009; the original is from 1932), and ARB 67 Modern Roman.

    The grunge typeface JLS OverKill Grunge (2009) is free. JLS Smiles (2010) is a family of typefaces consisting of smilies / emoticons. FHA Modernized Ideal Classic (2011, with Michael Gene Adkins) is based on a demonstraton alphabet from Frank H. Atkinson's Atkinson Sign Painting (1908).

    Typefaces from 2012 include FHA Condensed French (with Michael Gene Adkins), JLS Space X1C (LED style), JLS Space X2C, JLS Space Gothic, JLS Data Gothic.

  • In 2013, James cooperated with Michael Gene Adkins on FHA Broken Gothic, a layered chiseled type system based on Frank Atkinson's Broken Poster.

    Typefaces from 2014: FHA Tuscan Roman (2014, Michael Gene Adkins, James L Stirling).

    In 2015, Stirling designed JLS Main Square Frames (corners, rules and frames for vintage ads and monograms).

    Dafont link. FontShop link. Fontspring link.

    View James Stirling's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

  • Fonts For Flash
    [Randy Caldwell]

    Toronto-based "Fonts For Flash" (est. April 2002, run by Walter Apai) offers low cost pixel fonts and allows type designers to sell their fonts through the site. Randy caldwell is the name mentioned by dafont.

    Free crippled demos: FFF Freedom, FFF Reaction, FFF Compact, FFF Agent, FFF Extras. MyFonts site. See also here. In 2003, Fonts For Flash and TRUTH in Design developed the notion of Superpixel fonts, which are pixel fonts with quarter pixels added to certain blank pixels so that the results show well in Flash. An example is Halogen (2003).

    Dafont has some free fonts, and mentions the name Randy Caldwell.

    The list of fonts: Abstract, FFFAccess, FFFAccessExtended, FFFAgentCondensed, FFFAgentTrial, FFFAlaska, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAlaskaCondensed, FFFAntigua, FFFAntiguaBold, FFFAntiguaBoldExtended, FFFAntiguaExtended, FFFAquarius, FFFAquariusBold, FFFAquariusBoldCondensed, FFFAquariusCondensed, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantis, FFFAtlantisBold, FFFAtlantisBoldCondensed, FFFAtlantisCondensed, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAtlantisTrial, FFFAvantiBoldCondensed, FFFBusiness, FFFBusinessBold, FFFBusinessBoldExtended, FFFBusinessExtended, FFFBytecode, FFFBytecodeExtended, FFFCalypso, FFFCalypsoExtended, FFFCompact, FFFCorporate, FFFCorporateBold, FFFCorporateBoldExtended, FFFCorporateExtended, FFFCorporateRounded, FFFCorporateRoundedBold, FFFCorporateRoundedBoldExtended, FFFCorporateRoundedExtended, FFFCosmos, FFFCosmosCondensed, FFFDaylight, FFFDaylightBold, FFFDaylightBoldExtended, FFFDaylightExtended, FFFDirect, FFFDirectCondensed, FFFDiscotheque, FFFDreamer, FFFDreamerBold, FFFDreamerBoldExtended, FFFDreamerExtended, FFFEnchanted, FFFEnterprise, FFFEnterpriseBold, FFFEnterpriseBoldExtended, FFFEnterpriseExtended, FFFEstudioExtended, FFFExecutive, FFFExecutiveBold, FFFExecutiveBoldExtended, FFFExecutiveExtended, FFFExecutiveTrial, FFFExpresso, FFFExpressoBold, FFFExpressoBoldExtended, FFFExpressoExtended, FFFExtras, FFFExtras2, FFFFamily, FFFFamilyExtended, FFFForward, FFFFreedom, FFFFreedomTrial, FFFFuego, FFFFuegoBold, FFFFuegoBoldExtended, FFFFuegoExtended, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxy, FFFGalaxyBold, FFFGalaxyBoldExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtended, FFFGalaxyExtraBold, FFFGalaxyExtraBoldExtended, FFFGames, FFFGamesBold, FFFGamesBoldExtended, FFFGamesExtended, FFFGamesThin, FFFGamesThinBold, FFFGamesThinBoldExtended, FFFGamesThinExtended, FFFGardencity, FFFGardencityBold, FFFGardencityBoldExtended, FFFGardencityExtended, FFFGlorious, FFFGloriousBold, FFFGloriousBoldExtended, FFFGloriousExtended, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFHarmony, FFFIdea, FFFIdeaCondensed, FFFIntelligent, FFFIntelligentCondensed, FFFIntelligentThin, FFFIntelligentThinCondensed, FFFInterface01, FFFInterface01b, FFFInterface02, FFFInterface02b, FFFInterface03, FFFInterface03b, FFFInterface04, FFFInterface04b, FFFInterface05, FFFInterface05b, FFFInterface06, FFFInterface06b, FFFInterface07, FFFInterface07b, FFFInterface08, FFFInterface08b, FFFLighthouse, FFFLighthouseExtended, FFFMagazine, FFFMagazineBold, FFFMagazineBoldExtended, FFFMagazineExtended, FFFMajestica, FFFMajesticaBold, FFFMajesticaBoldExtended, FFFMajesticaExtended, FFFManagerBold, FFFMetropolis, FFFMetropolisExtended, FFFMinitower, FFFMinitowerBold, FFFMinitowerBoldExtended, FFFMinitowerExtended, FFFMinute, FFFMinuteBold, FFFMinuteBoldExtended, FFFMinuteExtended, FFFModulas, FFFModulasBold, FFFModulasBoldExtended, FFFModulasExtended, FFFMono01, FFFMono01BoldExtended, FFFMono01Extended, FFFNadador, FFFNadadorBold, FFFNadadorBoldCondensed, FFFNadadorBoldTight, FFFNadadorCondensed, FFFNadadorTight, FFFNeostandard, FFFNeostandardBold, FFFNeostandardBoldExtended, FFFNeostandardExtended, FFFNeostandardTrial, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom01, FFFPhantom02, FFFPlaneta, FFFPlanetaBold, FFFPlanetaBoldExtended, FFFPlanetaExtended, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessional, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBold, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalBoldExtended, FFFProfessionalExtended, FFFProtege, FFFProtegeBold, FFFProtegeBoldExtended, FFFProtegeExtended, FFFReaction, FFFReactionBold, FFFReactionBoldCondensed, FFFReactionBoldExtended, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionCondensed, FFFReactionExtended, FFFReactionTrial, FFFRegates, FFFRegatesBold, FFFRegatesBoldCondensed, FFFRegatesCondensed, FFFRegency, FFFRegencyBold, FFFRegencyBoldExtended, FFFRegencyExtended, FFFResolution, FFFResolutionCondensed, FFFSailor, FFFSailor, FFFSilver, FFFSilverExtended, FFFSimplicity, FFFSimplicityExtended, FFFSpacedust, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStar, FFFStarBold, FFFStarBoldCondensed, FFFStarCondensed, FFFStrawberry, FFFTimeline01, FFFTimeline02, FFFTraditional, FFFTraditionalExtended, FFFUrban, FFFUrbanBold, FFFUrbanBoldExtended, FFFUrbanExtended, FFFViewpoint, FFFViewpointBold, FFFViewpointBoldExtended, FFFViewpointExtended, FFFZerofactor, FFFZerofactorBold, FFFZerofactorBoldExtended, FFFZerofactorExtended, Lemoine, LemoineExtended, Orgill, OutlinePixel, OutlinePixelExtended, Pixpat10, Pixpat20, RaxelGreek, RaxelGreekBoldBold.

    Showcase of the typefaces made by Fonts For Flash. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


    Blackletter link page at Fontscape. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fontscape: Blackletter

    Fontscape shows many font examples in each of these blackletter categories:

    • Bastarda (in German: Schwabacher): based on cursive writing. It is typified by an 'o' which is pointed at the top and bottom.
    • Fraktur, the most common form, with o's that are D-shaped.
    • Textura (in German: Gotisch; also: Old English): An angular family of blackletter type, characterised by a hexagonal 'o'.
    • Rotunda (in German: Rundgotisch): the Italian version of Textura blackletter type, called Rundgotisch in German, typified by a smooth circular 'o'.
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    Fontscape: Fraktur

    Commercial Fraktur fonts listed at Fontscape: Fraktur, Fette Fraktur, Justus Fraktur, Monarchia, Neue Luthersche Fraktur, Walbaum Fraktur, Wittenberger Fraktur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fonty PL
    [Grzegorz Klimczewski]

    Grzegorz Klimczewski, who runs Fonty PL, a commercial Polish foundry etablished in 1994 in Wroclaw, is the Polish designer of a commercial font that mimics the letters found on Polish traffic signs, called Tablica drogowa (free). He also made the commercial faces Tablica Samochodowa (2002: Polish license plate font), Naomi Sans (2004-2011), Rashel Serif (2012), Grawer (monoline with many hairline weights called SL Gingko, SL Helena, SL Switzer and SL Watch), Pismo Szkolne (upright script), OCR-A, OCR-B, eTerminal, and the monospaced/typewriter family EFN AgeMono (10 styles). Pixel fonts by him include include EFN Cena, EFN Elegants, EFN Screen Banners, EFN Impressive, EFN Machines.

    His Multifonty package contains these Cyrillic typefaces: Ailanthus, Eliza, Eukalyptus, Bravus, Bureau, Classic, Fagus (Victorian), Gilead, Gilead Condensed, Gingko Biloba, Flores, Olivea, Ritmo, Switzer, Switzer Condensed, Orient, tamar Alba, Tamar Nigra, Switzer Beveled.

    His Eurofonty package has Aerton (+Shaded, +Caps), Alphabet (blackletter), AlphaBook, Absolut, Bravus, Abigail, Ailanthus, Edelmann (art nouveau), Dorothy (various brush faces), Cornelius (grunge), Bureau, Credo Chalk, Eunice, EuroGaramond, Gilead, German, Gutenberg, Gaya, Gingko Biloba, Koenig, McGregor (art nouveau), Goldy, Greenfield, Grand Antique, Irbis, Morus, Olivea, Penny Lane (script), Straight, Platea, Pinus, Symeon Old, Random, Schrift, Orient, Switzer (+Condensed, +Round, +Scribbled), Watch, Watch The Line, Tabasco, Techniczne, Rutica, Troya, Flowers, Jasmin, Handy, Fagus, Black Puzzle, Binokle, Breeze, Decorator, Kredki, Daglesia (blackletter), Tablica (chalk font), Detlef, Blackout, Ketling, Etiopia, Eukalyptus, Xtras (fleurons), Rubber, Garage, Machine One (old typewriter face), Wymalowany (brush).

    In 2012, he placed the brush typeface Akronim on Google Web Fonts.

    Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Gia Tran]

    Fontyou was set up in Paris by Gregori Vincens ca. 2013. Gregori is the CEO, and Gia Tran is its type director.

    Under the cover of Type Lovers and/or Fontyou in Paris, Gia Tran created the medieval typeface Court Hand (2012) and the blackletter typeface Gothic Fraktur (2012). He also did some great calligraphic pieces.

    In 2013, together with Gregori Vincens, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Elvire Volk at FontYou, Gia Tran created the monoline geometric sans typeface Younion FY. Younion One FY is free at Dafont. With Franck Montfermé, he codesigned the ball terminal beauty Squirrel FY. The letters of this ultra-fat didone reveal audacious geometric smoothness at large sizes.

    Codesigner of Kaili FY (2013: an exotic typeface with crazy ligatures, inspired by Indian scripts, by Gregori Vincens, Bertrand Reguron, Gia Tran and Alisa Nowak) at Fontyou.

    The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was codesigned by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone codesigned by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran and Jason Vandenberg created the decorative typeface Ella FY (2013, Fontyou). Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens codesigned the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).

    Beaurencourt FY (2013) is a 19th centery secretary's hand codesigned with Jeremie Hornus.

    Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).

    At Fontyou, Benjamin Lieb, Gia Tran and Julien Priez codesigned the hand-drawn typeface Brixton FY (2013). Not to be confused with two earlier typefaces called Brixton, one by Tom Chalky, and one by Luke Ferrand. Since two of the three Brixtons are commercial, I expect FontYou to change the name imminently.

    In 2014, Gia Tran and Bertrand Reguron codesigned the zombie script Vidok FY (free at Dafont). Together, Elliott Amblard (France) and Gia Tran created the bold signage / retro baseball script typeface Paname FY at FontYou in 2014. Minuit FY (2014, by Jason Vandenberg and Gia Tran) is a beautiful angular angry calligraphic display typeface. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.

    Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran codesigned the retro signage script typeface Coco FY (2014).

    Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran codesigned the girly script typeface Lola Lola FY (2014). This typeface was forcibly renamed Chelly FY a few days after its first appearance, possibly because there already was a typeface called Lola by Laura Messeguer.

    Codesigner with illustrator Quentin Vijoux of the hand-printed typeface Léon FY (2014).

    In 2014, he published the modular kitchen tile typeface Dorum FY with Julien Thébault.

    Benjamin Lieb and Gia Tran codesigned the 4-style retro display family Belleville FY (2014).

    With Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky, he designed the creamy signage script typefaces Maio FY (2014) and Kumiz FY [Maio renamed].

    Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak).

    Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Forlaget Akacia

    Danish company that offers a number of gothic and fraktur fonts, as well as old handwriting fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Formlos (was: Folio)
    [David Hubner]

    Formlos is an independent design bureau, brand consultancy and type foundry, founded in 1999 and originally located in Hellmonsoedt/Vienna, Austria. It seems to be in Berlin right now.

    David Hubner (b. 1981, Wels, Austria) is the Austrian designer (based in Hellmonsoedt and Malta) of

    • Ventisei (2008, a unicase futuristic sans). Free download.
    • Formlos Organik (2002), an experimental techno face.
    • Formlos Requii (2003), an artsy concoction.
    • Blockrockin (coming soon).
    • Fertigbauhaus (Volcano Type, free).
    • FormloSerif and FormloSans (2002). FormloSerif is a commercial serif pixel/screen font.
    • 4our (2002, pixel face).
    • BlockRockin.
    • RoundABong.
    • Formlos Handsomeone, a scribbly script.
    • FormlosMenee, a pixel face.
    • Formlos Neonua (2008), an elegant fashionista.
    • Formlos_PlayR (2004), an experimental headline face. Commercial.
    • Formlos Pimp (2004), an experimental ultra fat geometric face.
    • Formlos PxlSans and PxlSerif, pixel faces.
    • Flittchen (2013). A blackletter typeface inspired by fishnet stockings.

    Lukas Kerecz created Monocrane (2013) while studying in Berlin.

    Link to his studio Dav Marken Design. Alternate URL (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Still another URL, called Folio (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Another URL, where Ventisei can be downloaded. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Alex Rütten]

    German designer in Mönchen-Gladbach of the text family Ginkgo (2008, Linotype), which won an award at TDC2 2009. Typophile discussion of Ginkgo, a typeface in the spirit of the brushy sturdy Dutch types like Dolly.

    Other typefaces: Suhmo (2009, FontShop, a typewriter/Egyptian type family that won an award at TDC2 2011), Frapé (2001, pixel blackletter).

    Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Fr. Thiersch

    Creator of this blackletter alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿


    Outfit that published Fraktur Offenbach (2000), freeware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fraktur chart
    [Mickey Koth]

    Blackletter chart at yale University. Maintained by Mickey Koth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fraktur fonts by Yannis Haralambous

    Metafont code by Yannis Haralambous for various Fraktur and Gothic fonts: yfrak, yswab, yinit and ygoth. Type 1 versions generated by Torsten Bronger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fraktur Initialen

    A sample of Federschrift Fraktur Initialen from 1729, city of Altona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fraktur: main dates

    Main dates in the history of Fraktur.

    • Gothic script (gotische Schrift) developed in France in the middle ages during the time of the gothic architecture.
    • Gutenberg's bible in Latin (1455) contains this gothic script.
    • 1470-1530: All Lutherian books in Germany are printed in the (renaissance) Schwabacher style. The first one in this style was by the Augsburg-based printer Johannes Bämler (1472). It blossoms around 1490 in "Schedelschen Weltchronik", printed by Anton Koberger, and in Dürer's "Apokalypse" (1498).
    • 1517: The Schwabacher script developed into the "Fraktur". Dürer uses this Fraktur script.
    • 19th century, early 20th century: all styles of Fraktur are further enhanced, generalized, extended and refined.
    • Until Bormann's "Schrifterlass" decree in 1941, nearly all publications, newspapers and books in Germany are printed in Fraktur. After that date, it became a "forbidden" script in Germany.
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    [Markwart Lindenthal]

    Wonderful new foundry run by Friedemann, Volker and Markwart Lindenthal, and specializing in redigitizations of Fraktur fonts. Fonts: Gilgengart (Hermann Zapf, 1938), Gutenberg-Bibelschrift, Jaguar, Legende, Mainzer Fraktur (Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt, 1901), Post Fraktur (Herbert Post, 1933-1935), Rhapsodie (Ilse Schüle at Ludwig&Mayer, 1949-1951), Thannhaeuser Fraktur (Mager, magere Zierversalien, Schmalfett and Halbfett) (Herbert Thannhaeuser, 1937-1938), Wallau (Rudolf Koch, 1926-1934), Weber Mainzer, Weiss Rundgotisch (Emil Rudolf Weiß, 1937), Wilhelm Klingspor Schrift (Rudolf Koch, 1926), Zentenar Fraktur (Friedrich Hermann Ernst Schneidler, 1937-1938). There were plans to digitize Werbedeutsch and HermannGotik.

    Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    [Joel Clemmer]

    This explains the mostly handwritten Fraktur documents and folk art practiced by Pennsylvania Germans principally from the mid-eighteenth to the mid-nineteenth centuries. By Joel Clemmer in St. Paul, MN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Francisco J. Millan Blanco

    Andaluz, Spain-based illustrator who made the typefaces Gothic Stencil (2012, blackletter) and Getto Style (2012).

    Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Francisco Lucas

    Full name: Francisco Lucas Vezino De Sevilla. Spanish lettering master in the 16th century who wrote Arte de Escrevir (Madrid, 1571 [Paulo Heitlinger says that this is 1580, while others mention 1577]), in which he introduced the so-called Spanish Bastarda. Digitizations of his Griffo-style lettering in 1577 include:

    • Decimosexto NF (2006, Nick Curtis).
    • Francisco Lucas Llana Regular (2003). A chancery hand by Pia Frauss. She writes Written in Madrid in 1570, by a man called Francisco Lucas. He classified it as a Bastarda; but actually, it is a humanist cursive -- the type of writing that is mostly known under the name of Chancery.
    • Francisco Lucas Brioso Regular (2003, Pia Frauss). A chancery hand.

    Scans: Grifa italica and Batarda, Redondilla (1570), Letra. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frank Adebiaye
    [Velvetyne Type Foundry (or: VTF)]

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    Frank Grießhammer
    [Kiosk Fonts]

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    Frank Hoffmaster

    Davenport-based Iowan, b. 1981. Alternate URL. He created the grunge blackletter metal typeface Death Fucking Metal (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frantisek Storm
    [Storm Type Foundry]

    [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Franz Riedinger

    Designer at the Benjamin Krebs foundry who made Epoche (1912---well, I think this was by Eduard Lautenbach), Merian Fraktur (1910), Phänomen (1927, a heavy informal script), Ideal Schreibschrift (1927, a condensed formal script; this was later passed to Stempel), Riedingerschrift (1903: for a digital version, see Ridinger Std (2012, Ralph Unger)), Riedinger Mediäval (1929), Rohrfeder Fraktur (1909), Rediviva (1905, blackletter), Altschwabacher Werkschrift (1918; followed by Altschwabacher mager in 1923 and Altschwabacher schmalfett in 1922; also, Altschwabacher Werkschrift Angangsbuchstaben). Reichardt also credits him with Rediviva (1905; halbfett 1906, schmalfett 1907), Riedinger Kursiv (1929), Riedinger Mediäval halbfett (1929), and Brentano Fraktur schmalfett (1917). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Fred Bordfeld

    German designer of GP.F La Muerte (2005, with Ollie Peters), GP.F Bitur 1.0 (2005, bitmap fraktur font), GP.F Mudam (2005, with Ollie Peters) and Jado (2005, FF DIN modified for Jadolabs GmbH). GP.F Bitur 1.0 is on the CD that comes with Fraktur Mon Amour (Hermann Schmidt Verlag, 2006). MyFonts link. Creator of Deja Rip and Deja Web (2010, with Elena Albertoni; Cyrillic included), a family of eight sans typefaces sold via Anatoletype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Frederic F

    FontStructor who uses the alias Star Script Writer. His Fontstructions (from 2010) include Written Thorns (blackletter), HighLight v2, HighLight v1, Childish Handwriting, Small But Strong, FatThinCo (really fat, but gorgeous), 4x4 NonComposed, Bubbly West, Bad Printer, SmallScreenText and FunOne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frederic F

    FontStructor who uses the alias Star Script Writer. His Fontstructions include Written Thorns (blackletter), HighLight v2, HighLight v1, Childish Handwriting, Small But Strong, SmallScreenText and FunOne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Frederick Tarrant

    Codesigner with Edward Philip Prince of Tudor Black (1878, Miller & Richard). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    FREELANG Fuentes

    Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Freeman Gage Delamotte

    Author, artist, photographer and wood engraver, b. Sandhurst, 1814, d. London, 1862. He published The Book of Ornamental Alphabets, Ancient and Mediaeval (1879, Crosby Lockwood and Co., London), which has plenty of 8th to 11th century alphabets and initials. See also here, here, and here. Another book is Examples of Modern Alphabets, Ornamental and Plain (1864, C. Lockwood and Co, London), which was scanned in and can now be downloaded for free. Further texts: The book of ornamental alphabets, ancient and modern, from the eighth to the nineteenth century, with numerals (1859, E. and F.N. Spon), Medieval alphabets and intials for illuminators (1861, E. and F.N. Spon), and A primer of the art of illumination for the use of beginners (1860, E. and F.N. Spon). Most of his lettering is typical of the Victorian tradition that adds ornament to simple silhouettes. Example: 16th century wood engaving. An Italian alphabet (1864).

    Digital typefaces based on his work include Museum Initials (2007, John B. Wundes) and Bad Situation (Intellecta Design, 2007: based on an 1864 design called Example Alphabet). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Friedrich Bauer

    German type designer (b. Dorste, 1863, d. Schönberg, 1943). In 1882, he becomes the type director at the foundry of Schelter&Giesecke in Leipzig, until 1890, and again from 1896-1898. From 1898 until 1911, he is the head of printing at Genzsch&Heyse, first in München and then in Hamburg. From 1911 until 1924, he taught at the Staatlichen Gewerbeschule Hamburg. At Genzsch&Heyse, he designed Albingia (1906), Bürgerschafts Fraktur (1907; Schnelle claims 1913), Genzsch Antiqua (1906), Genzsch Kursiv (1906), Genzsch Antiqua halbfett (1908), Genzsch Kursiv halbfett (1908), Genzsch Antiqua fett (1910), Genzsch Antiqua schmallfett (1910), Genzsch Fraktur (1931), Genzsch Fraktur halbfett (1932), Heyse Antiqua (1921), Heyse Antiqua halbfett (1924), Heyse Kursiv (1921), Senats Fraktur (1907), Senats Fraktur halbfett (1908), Germanische Antiqua (1911), Germanische Antiqua halbfett (1912), Germanische Kursiv (1911), Hamburger Druckschrift (1904; halbfett and fett in 1908).

    The first appearance of Nordisk Antiqua (or Genzsch-Antiqua) was in 1906 with a single weight under the name of "Nordisk Antiqua". In 1912 a family of seven weights was announced under the name "Genzsch-Antiqua" honoring the foundry in Hamburg where Bauer had been the manager of composing and printing since 1900. As the foundry Genzsch&Heyse had a lot of customers in Scandinavia, their Nordisk Antiqua became widely spread over the north of Europe. Gerhard Helzel has a digital revival of the Genzsch Antiqua family, in mager, halbfett and kursiv.

    All his other faces appeared at J.D. Trennert&Sohn: Fortuna (1930), Friedrich-Bauer-Grotesk (1933), Friedrich-Bauer-Grot. kräftig