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[Some Italian founders of the futurist movement, together in Paris in 2012: Luigi Russolo, Carlo Carrà, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti, Umberto Boccioni, and Gino Severini.]


Alan Kegler

American designer of the very geometric typeface P22 Il Futurismo (1996), which was inspired by the graphic works of artists in the Italian Futurist movement (1908-1943), including Fortunato Depero, Fillippo T. Marinetti, Giacomo Balla, and C.V. Testi. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Villanueva

Alberto Villanueva (b. 1982) lives in L'Hospitalet de Llobregat near Barcelona. He designed the gothic display typefaces Cintia (2013) and Scythe (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Brava, Otrebla, Naula, Aghila, Wex, Malk, Fulgura, Dawner, Hebe, Mulago, Wako, Senzi, Awelita, Serpi, Connexion (circuit typeface), Caramelo, Matcha, Pazuzu, Rustika (art nouveau).

Typefaces from 2015: Drabe, Respingo, Keyla, Greenstone, Linu (bilined).

Typefaces from 2016: Molona (brush script), Zem (a futuristic typeface), Uglygraphy, Glabori, Campana (vector font), Grobb, Xtravagant, Wouliane, Kuasar.

Aka Albertako. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Pietra

Student-designer in Montreux, Switzerland, who created the free futuristic display typeface Lombok in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexe Popescu

Graduate of the Design Department of the National University of Art in Bucharest, Romania. He created these typefaces:

  • Grog
  • Link (2009)
  • Vengo: an organic typeface
  • Zeka: a space disco typeface based on semicircles
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Alfredo Herraez

Madrid-based designer of the futuristic typeface Cyborg (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allie Welch

For a school project, Allie Welch (Lawrence, KS) created an octagonal futusistic typeface in 2013 called Spacegirl. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrés De Vit

Designer and illustrator in Buenos Aires. Creator of the futuristic serifed caps typeface Futuroni Serif (2011).

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Andreas Krisanto

Photographer in Singapore who created the futuristic typeface Dystopia (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Young
[Disaster Fonts]

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Ariel Di Lisio

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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]  ⦿

Assaad Georges Awad

Futuristic fashion accessory and costume designer in Madrid. Behance link. Creator of Asho (2011). [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, 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 (Halloween font), Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.

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 typefaces 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)).

Typefaces from 2016: Mailuna Pro AOE (a gothic sans), Kentish AOE Pro (art deco). Reardon AOE (a digitization of a film typeface called Joyce Black by LetterGraphics), Berkmire AOE (1970s style robot-inspired techno font), Blackheath Pro AOE (this typeface started as a digitization of a film typeface called Roberts Square by LetterGraphics), Delaware Pro AOE (art deco), Rutland AOE (a futuristic font that is a digitization of a film typeface called Maccaro by LetterGraphics). In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman at Grype.

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

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

Atelier Olschinsky
[Peter Olschinsky]

Vienna, Austria-based design studio, est. 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They published the type family Ato (2012), which has Sans, Slab and Display (art deco) subfamilies. Outer Space (2012), Sato (2012, a bilined display typeface), Neopolis (2012, futurismo), Deconstruct (2012), Chaos (2012) and Construct (2012) are experimental. Bato (2012) is an alchemic type family. And Vato (2012) is a wonderful brushy poster headline face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Austin Perri

Philadelphia, PA-based designer of the modular futuristic typeface Beams (2016). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aviv Studio
[Luis Miguel Torres]

Aviv Studio in Monterrey and Mexico City consists of Diego L. Rodriguez (from Madrid, Spain) and Luis Miguel Torres. Typefaces:

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Basta Juan

Graphic designer and illustrator in Buenos Aires who created Astro Zombies (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian J. Bonislawsky
[Astigmatic One Eye]

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Bruno Simão

Graphic designer and illustrator in Lisbon. In 2014, Bruno Simão created Next Century, a futuristic techno take on New Century Schoolbook. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Sollis

Presidente Prudente, Brazil-based designer of a futuristic typeface in 2016, during his studies at UNOESTE. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calum Bennett

Graphic design student at the University of Salford, Manchester, UK who made the futuristic typeface Apastron (2011).

Salford Type Foundry link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Care Shop

Designers of the futuristic typeface Novatny (2015) and of Trendy Bicycle (2015, signage script), Adorable Casual (2015, script), and Designer Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Langford

Buffalo, NY-based designer of the futuristic typeface Futur (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Collectif MBC (was: MBC Graph)

Graphic design collective in Orchamps near Besançon, France, est. 2012, consisting of graduates in the Masters program of the École des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, i.e., Clément Moussard, Antonin Buchwalter, and Simon-Pierre Chapuis. Their typeface creations:

  • From 2013: Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto).
  • From 2014: Plumber (rounded slab serif), Esposito (rounded sans), Polaris (rounded sans), Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto), Sept Nains (a seven style type system based on Fonderie Olive's Simplex Gras, 1937), Raymond (slab serif), Monolab (monospaced), Aftur (a sans caps typeface that is partly art deco and partly futuristic; influenced by Cassandre's Bifur), Antique Calque (a layered typeface system), Lazy Super (a pixel face) and the variable width and variable height experiment called Expendable.
  • Typefaces from 2015: Gnome (a sans done for the Centre Régional du Livre Franche-Comté), Monocle (a sans typeface for Cyclop Jazz Action), Laborio, Ploum (an art nouveau stencil), MFB (an art deco poster typeface family named after Morris Fuller Benton).
  • Typefaces from 2016: Saljan, Buck01.

Tumblr link. Behance link. Old URL. Typeface catalog [PDF]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He codesigned some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.

The handwriting of Lord Byron led Pancini to develop the brush script typeface Byron (2013, Zetafonts).

MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion.

In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro codesigned Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free.

In 2015, Pancini published his masterpiece, Coco Gothic, named after Coco Chanel. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (Cocobike), Arts and Crafts, or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia.

Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Bruno La Versa codesigned Cocobiker (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Cocobiker (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family.

Typefaces from 2016: Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari codesigned the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli codesogned the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, whioch is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.

Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.

Dafont link for some of his free fonts. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Pagnotta

Italian designer in London who created the futuristic typeface Space, the modern geometric sans typeface King Lear, and the free Peignotian typeface family Audrey in 2016. In 2015, she made a free EPS format set of icons. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Dierksen

Daniel Dierksen, born and raised in Orlando, Florida is a graduate of Ringling College of Art and Design with a BFA in Graphic Design. Based in Sarasota, he created these typefaces: Basket Case (2013, a mix of Baskerville and Lucida Sans), Geo (2013, a mix of Bodoni and Futura) and Jaxel (2014, geometric and futuristic, first called Jaxe).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Figueiredo

At KABK, supervised by Just van Rossum, Daniel Figueiredo (Sao Luis, Brazil) designed Modular Typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Quast Tostes

Designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During her studies at SENAC, she created the warm serif typeface Humbond Regular (2012) and the Victorian display typeface Deffugia (2012). In addition, she created Adventure Game Icons (2011) and Alien Pictogram Set (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darren McArdel

Graphic designer who started in Los Angeles, where he ran Beautiful Bastards. Subsequently, he is associated with Questus Inc and Big Country Labs, and was located in Costa Mesa, CA and Tustin, CA. He currently works in Seattle, WA.

His early typefaces: Mushman (2012) is a techno-sans typeface inspired by the adventurous spirit of actor Steve McQueen, who raced motorcycles under the false name "Harvey Mushman."

His second typeface, Bronson (2012, free if you ask), is a display type inspired by Danny "Tunnel King" Lewinski, Charles Bronson's character in The Great Escape.

In 2013, he created the elegant (free) futuristic typeface Astroman.

In 2014, Darren designed the free hipster typeface Skandi, which was inspired by Nordic runes. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Rowland

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David Alexander Slaager
[David is Creative (was: Fonts of Chaos)]

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David is Creative (was: Fonts of Chaos)
[David Alexander Slaager]

Free and commercial font foundry by Zellik, Belgium-based David Alexander Slaager (or: David is Creative): 1654 Brown Street (2012, a rounded informal sans), Discorgasmique (2012, retro-futurism), Science Noire (2012, followed in 2014 by Science White, a connect-the-dots typeface), Bond Is Dead (2012), North 06 (2012, spurred), Ouija & Whiskey (2012, alchemic), The Giant Cowboy Army (2012, a skeletal bone font), Pink Cell (2012, a pixel type), Opium Roadie (2012), Grand Quatre (2011), Vampirr, Unik2, SayTwo, Alpha63, Trubik77, Genz Top&Bottom, Vhia (2011).

In 2012, he started Hand Drawn Font with cheap (ten dollar) quickie fonts. The initial offering in the Fall of 2012 includes Blackwood, Black 45, Royal Goblin, List of Faith, Gazoline, Natural Born Designer, Pulp Hill, Stylo Standard, Atlantic Avenue (a font made with paint brush on wood), Kancell (free) and Zombie Sunrise.

Typefaces from 2013: Supernational 261/262, Signs of Faith, Hollywood 99, Hollywood69, National, Enfant du Chaos (gothic, dark), Brutaal (+XX, +VV: one weight of this dquarish typeface is free), Bliss Yeah, Traum-A (a hand-drawn poster font), Enfant du Kult (alchemic), Daryl is Parano.

Typefaces from 2014: Koton, Supernational 264, Super Head Club (sketched typeface), Nina Ketchup (scratchy hand), Dead Meal, Opus Theorem (a condensed squarish typeface family), We Are Tom Jones (described as a disoriented typewriter font), Shay Man (an alchemic typeface), Hackney Night, Arizona Futur (pixel alphadings), Atuvuta (heavy metal band font).

Typefaces from 2015: Hello Bravo (squarish), King Kong Street Propaganda.

Typefaces from 2016: Jimgarr, Tokyo Sam (slabby poster typeface), Bambi Neue (brush font), Queens 68.

Behance link. Klingspor link. Creative market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Davide Piscitelli

Based in Milan, Italy, Davide Piscitelli created the futuristic compass-and-ruler typeface Trnk in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Debora Manetti

Studio Kmzero is an Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. Debora Manetti (Florence, Italy) designed Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006, free download at OFL), inspired by a handpainted sign for a ballroom on the island of Fuerteventura. Arsenale White and ArsenaleBlue (2009) are children's hands, done by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro, Andrea Mi, Debora Manetti, Katiuscia Mari and Jonathan Calugi.

At Kmzero and Zetafonts, she designed the hand-printed Panforte family in 2011. Panforte Serif is free at Dafont.

The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (2015, Zetafonts, by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Debora Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. She also codesigned the successful Cocogoose and Coco Gothic typefaces in 2015. Designer of Jamscript (2015).

Behance link. Studio Kmzero link. Dafont link for downloading some of her fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Disaster Fonts
[Andrew Young]

Manchester, UK-based designer of the game or computer console emulation fonts Antar (2012) and Gamma 1500 (2006), and the futuristic typefaces Blazium (2003, MICR style), Futurespore, Supercomputer, Transistyr, Unicephalon, Lazenby Computer, Cilica and Membra (circuit font). Even though they are free, these are some of the best fonts around in this genre. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dreamy Design

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based outfit. Vendor of ripped-off typefaces (copied with a new name). The typefaces include Cloud Camp (2016), Benjamin (2016), Imagination (2016), Portfolio (2016), Miniver (2016: futuristic), Karikatur (2016), Gravity (2015), Revolution (2015), Arch (2015), California (2015, multi-lined; +AR, +AR Distressed), Sea Beach (2015), Neuron (2015: a sans and serif typeface family, +Outline), Butterfly (2015), Iron (2015), Dominion (2015), Dominion Style (2015), Electron (2015), Manama (2015), La Fontana (2015) and Valentine's Day Font (2015: an illegal copy of Calligri by Summit Type). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emmeran Richard

Graphic designer in Toulouse, France, who created the free hipster typeface Blanka (2014, see also here). In 2016, he designed the free futuristic typeface Anurati. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emre Yagiz

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Futuristic Side (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Mortensen

Eric R. Mortensen is a graphic designer who is currently an MFA candidate at Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore, and a design intern at NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, in Greenbelt, MD. Saturn V (2011, Lost Type) is a lower-case, space-aged slab-serif typeface conceived during a workshop with Tal Lemming of TypeSupply.com. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erica Lewis

During her studies at Flagler College in Saint Augustine, FL, Erica Faith Lewis created the futuristic typeface Automaton (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Exebicha, or Alexander, is Russian. He made the futurismo font Futurism (2011, no downloads), and Calligraphy (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabiola Rivas Rivas

Graphic designer in Caracas, Venezuela, who created an experimental typeface called Futurista (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Face Type
[Marcus Sterz]

Austrian foundry located in Vienna, est. in 2008 by Marcus Sterz (b. 1971) and Andrej Waldegg. MyFonts link. Unless exlicitly mentioned, all typefaces are by Marcus Sterz. You Work For Them link.

  • Adria Grotesk (2013). This was followed by Adria Slab (2014).
  • Aldrans (2009, minimal sans).
  • Anymals (2008) is one of my favorites: it has dingbats of imaginary undersea monsters.
  • Asimov (2009). What is this?
  • Baustelle Thin (2009, hairline sans).
  • Bikra (2010, Plain and Stencil).
  • Blitzplakat (2009). A poster face, white on black.
  • Darjeeling (2010) is a display family inspired by both Optima and Bodoni.
  • Doll (2008), Dollbats (2008).
  • Flint (2008). A hand-drawn squarish face.
  • Gerber (2009, pixel face).
  • Grafinc (2009). An ultra fat art deco. See also Grafinc Rounded.
  • Hausbau (2009, experimental).
  • Idrans Medium (2010). A poster face.
  • With Georg Herold-Wildfellner, he created the Victorian family Ivory in 2009.
  • Letterpress (2009) is an experimental grungy family in which he mixes glyphs of three classics, Jakob Erbar's Phosphor (Ludwig&Mayer Foundry, ca. 1923), Aurora (1912, Johannes Wagner Foundry) and Permanent Headline or simply Headline (Karlgeorg Hoefer).
  • Lignette Script (2011) is an extensive loopy monoline script font.
  • Loki (2009). A decorative pixel family.
  • The Marlowe family (2010) is pure art deco elegance---a play on geometric forms and elegance. Subfamilies include Marlowe Cocktail and Marlowe Swirl.
  • Moki (2011).
  • Motto (2009). An art deco typeface in the style of the Italian Futurismo of the 1920s, designed for using with two colors.
  • Mouse (2008-2009, pixel), Mousedings (2008).
  • Newcastle (2014).
  • Notdef (2009). A strange experiment.
  • The handwriting typeface Palma (2008).
  • Pinback (2009, techno).
  • Publica Sans (2016). A clean geometric sans typeface family.
  • Scrap Outline (2008).
  • Slug (2009). A geometric typeface made for bicoloring.
  • Status (2009, super fat art deco).
  • Strangelove Next and Strangelove Next Slab (2010). This beautiful typeface was inspired by Stanley Kubrick's movie Dr. Strangelove. The original titles were designed by Pablo Ferro, who is one of the most acclaimed film title designers, especially famous for his hand-drawn lettering. Dr. Strangelove is a hairline face.
  • Substance (2013). A sans family.
  • Wenzel (2009). Handprinted.

Facetype's typeface library. See also here. View Marcus Sterz's typefaces.

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

Filippo Tommaso Marinetti

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[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:

  • 2016: Bio Sans, Gomme Sans, Quiet Sans, Siro (sans).
  • 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 typefaces), 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 typefaces), 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 typefaces), 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), Bebas Kai (2014: free!), Bebas Neue (2010: free!), Bebas Neue Bold, 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]  ⦿

Fortunato Depero

Fortunato Depero (1892-1960) was an Italian futurist painter, writer, sculptor and graphic designer. Born in Fondo/Malosco, Depero grew up in Rovereto serving as an apprentice to a marble worker. On a 1913 trip to Florence that he discovered a copy of the paper Lacerba and an article by one of the founders of the futurism movement, Filippo Tommaso Marinetti. In 1914, Depero moved to Rome and met fellow futurist Giacomo Balla. In 1915, Depero and Balla coauthored the manifesto Ricostruzione futurista dell universo. In the same year he was designing stage sets and costumes for a ballet. In 1919 Depero founded the Casa d'Arte Futurista in Rovereto, which specialised in producing toys, tapestries and furniture in the futurist style. In 1925 he represented the futurists at the Exposition Internationale des Arts Décoratifs et Industriels Modernes (International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts).

In 1927, he published the monograph Depero Futurista, aka The Bolted Book, because it is famously bound together by two large industrial aluminum bolts. In 2016, a kickstarter movement was started to publish a new facsimile edition of this groundbreaking book.

In 1928, Depero moved to New York City, where [acccording to Wikipedia] he experienced a degree of success, doing costumes for stage productions and designing covers for magazines including MovieMaker, The New Yorker and Vogue, among others. He also dabbled in interior design during his stay, working on two restaurants which were later demolished to make way for the Rockefeller Center. He also did work for the New York Daily News and Macy's, and built a house on 23rd Street. In 1930 he returned to Italy.

In the 1930s and 40s Depero continued working, although due to futurism being linked with fascism, the movement started to wane. The artistic development of the movement in this period can mostly be attributed to him and Balla. One of the projects he was involved in during this time was Dinamo magazine, which he founded and directed. After the end of the Second World War, Depero had trouble with authorities in Europe and in 1947 decided to try New York again. This time he found the reception not quite as welcoming. In New York, he published So I Think, So I Paint, a translation of his autobiography initially released in 1940, Fortunato Depero nelle opere e nella vita. From the winter of 1947 to late October 1949 Depero lived in a cottage in New Milford, CT. His host was William Hillman, an associate of the then-President, Harry S. Truman. After New Milford, Depero returned to Rovereto. In August 1959 Galleria Museo Depero opened. Depero died in 1960 a bout of diabetes and spending the last two years unable to paint due to hemiparesis.

Alan Kegler at P22 created a typeface, P22 Futurismo (1996) and P22 Futurismo Extras, based on Depero's work. P22 link.

A second digital typeface is based on his work, Emporium NF by Nick Curtis. It is based on this poster by Fortunato Depero (1927). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Mistico Canovaro
[Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)]

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Franco Grignani

Designer at Nebiolo (b. 1908, Pavia, d. 1999, Milan). He was part of a team (with Giancarlo Illiprandi, Bruno Munari, Ilio Negri, Till Neuburg, Luigi Oriani and Pino Tovaglia) that designed the lineale family Forma from 1966-1970 under the direction of Aldo Novarese. Forma was revived by Tankboys as Forma Nova.

Sergio Polano writes: Alone master, the Italian visual designer, painter and photographer Franco Grignani, born in Pieve Porto Morone (Pavia) in 1908, trained as architect at the Polytechnic School of Turin (1929-1933); after being part as painter of the late, second futurism, his artistic research came across the European abstract avantgarde movements, and developed a strong interested in the perception psichology of form, that results from the Fifties in his dinamic kind of OpArt, years before it: the mastering of perception rules is expressed by his visual experiments on virtual movement, optical illusion, subperceptions, distortions, moirés, dilatations, flous and so on, applied, with no breaks, from painting to graphic design, through pictures, images, patterns, signs and words. From the Thirties he works in the field of graphic design, collaborating ia with Borletti, Breda Nardi, Cremona Nuova, Dompé, Domus, Mondadori, Montecatini, Spi, Triennale; his artistic direction for Alfieri&Lacroix printing firm is particularly interesting, as it shows an exceptional integration of words (wrtitten by himself) and images. Very well known, his trademark for Lambswool is a paradigmatic example of his approach to sign design. For 26 years he has been art director of Pubblicità in Italia, a magazine devoted to Italian advertising and visual design. He wrote many essays on design and arts, and lectured in Europe and USA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Filippo Tommaso Marinetti]

Futurismo (Futurism) is Italian art deco movement (1908-1943) launched by writer Filippo Tommaso Marinetti in his futurist manifesto. The most important artists were Umberto Boccioni, Carlo Carrà, Giacomo Balla, Gino Severini and the composer Luigi Russolo. The wiki: Marinetti expressed a passionate loathing of everything old, especially political and artistic tradition. "We want no part of it, the past", he wrote, "we the young and strong Futurists!" The Futurists admired speed, technology, youth and violence, the car, the airplane and the industrial city, all that represented the technological triumph of humanity over nature, and they were passionate nationalists. They repudiated the cult of the past and all imitation, praised originality, "however daring, however violent", bore proudly "the smear of madness", dismissed art critics as useless, rebelled against harmony and good taste, swept away all the themes and subjects of all previous art, and gloried in science. Images from the Futurismo movement: Cyclist by Natalia Goncharova, Painting, Painting, Painting, Colin O Griffin (2008), Poster, Poster, Poster, Giovanni Coletta's bike, Marinetti's Danunzio poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabrielle Lindemann

German designer at URW++ of the wonderfully futuristic font Argonautica (2002), which she herself calls Die Hieroglyphen des Trillenniums. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Genevieve Pizzale

As a student in Toronto, Genevieve Pizzale designed the typeface Dots (2016), which combines elements of Bauhaus, modernism and futurism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe Salerno

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Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)
[Matt Chisholm]

A type designer from Santa Cruz, CA (and now Oakland, CA), Matt Chisholm (Glyphobet; was: mattt's fonts) created mainly handwriting and display fonts. He obtained a BA in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. All his fonts were initially free---these included MRPHONE1, MRPHONE2, MRPHONE3, MRPHONE4, MRPHONEAlternates, CheckerHat, EverydayFont (Roland Berger, 1994), Flow (1994, with Roland Berger), JRandomC, KozmicJaggedHands, LEADvilleASTROnautInline, LEADvilleASTROnautSystem (retro futuristic), LettersLaughingDissectionandDestruction, LettersLaughingattheirExecution, LettersLaughingbyQuantizedandCalibrated, Matttschain, Matttsrope, Matttsstring, Matttsthread, Matttswire, OvialCaps (Rutherford Gong, 1996; scanned by Matt Chisholm), Ovial, Pixel, PsychoticElephantHeadline, PsychoticElephantText, RubbingFont (1995, with Susan Wilson, 1995), Shark (a powerful and original roman/blackletter hybrid revised in 2007), SirFigGothick, SwissCheesed, ToBeContinued (Alex Chisholm, 1996), Underlapped, DisorganizedCockroach, Ripple, SerpentKnotform.

Check out his Alphabet Soup Project, which randomly mixes glyphs from several languages. Ljubljana in particular (2007), with its Greek, Cyrillic and Latin glyphs, is stunning.

In 2010, he set up shop at MyFonts as Glyphobet. His fonts there include the bewitched Zenith (2010), Ljubljana (2010), Haylurker (2010), and the experimental Breuckelen (2010). Anadolu (2010) was inspired by the distinct style of sign lettering in rural Turkey.

Home page. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)
[Paul James Lloyd]

Paul J. Lloyd's typefoundry in Western Australia, est. 2008. Lloyd (b. UK) made over 100 free truetype fonts before that. He writes: What we will offer is new designs, replete with Edwardian Fun, Victorian distinction, or any other piece of elegance we can manage.

Edwardian creations from 2008-2010: Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Adantine, Goldbarre, Brosse, Crewekerne, Crewekerne Magna and Crewekerne Magister (arts and crafts face), Larchmont, Brissard, Brossard (slab serif), Bonavia, Bonavia Blanc, Clementhorpe, Veneribe, Chiara Script, Howlett, Svengali Roman, Bonning and Bonnington (1920's style families with ideas from University Roman), Absinette (2009, art nouveau), Bamberforth, Tumbletype, Vertrina, Bromwich, Great Bromwich, Fleete, Helenium. Chipping emulates the Edwardian 1920s. In 2012, he added the Bolton Commercial family (late Edwardian, early art nouveau).

Art deco typefaces: Oakland (2011, multiline typeface gleaned from a 1930s French car ad), Zenia (2010, trilined), Plebe (Plebia, 2008: a grotesk emulating the 1930s), Whitehaven (2008, an extensive art deco family with several shadow weights), Merry Fleurons (2008, Christmas ornament dingbats), Braxia (2008), Keynsia (fifties style art deco family with Peignot influences).

Other typefaces: Haymer is a large sans family made in 2010. Clunic (2008) is a blackletter face. Tectura (2008) is a handwriting font. Eldridge is a slab serif family. Aliqua (2009), Chipperly (2009) and Syondola (2008, Tuscan) are Wild West families. Terazza Tilings (2009) and Valentine's Fleurons (2009) are dingbat typefaces. Additions in 2009 include Lowndes (soft blackletter), Christmas Fleurons, Merry Snowmen, Cherritt (described as a Victorian era Courier), DoodleBirds, Halloween Fleurons, ButtonFaces, Sabio (neither slab nor sans), Daub (brush graffiti font), Sabinard (a modern swash face), Cullions (futuristic blackletter), Coronard (blackletter / roman hybrid), Easter Fleurons, Chapter Initials, Paveline (19th century calligraphic script), Mellin Sans and Open, Gildersleeve (evoking the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement), Stannard (a 1920's advertising inspired small caps face), Slattery (a horizontally shaded fun face), Slatterine (2009, more retro futurism), Spillsbury (2010, Victorian family), Cirflex (2010, geometric display typeface based on arcs of circles), Oxonia (2010, a classic roman family) and Vectis (classic Roman elegance, another small caps face).

Creations in 2010: Windevere, Albion's White Christmas, Paragon (a great didone display family with a wood type feel), Compton (slab serif family), Mexborough, Morover (Schwabacher family), Anavio (a classical roman family), Corvone (3d-effect font), Granville (Victorian), Corton (Victorian), Wellingborough (Victorian), Worthing (Victorian), Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Bonaventure (art nouveau), Federal Streamliner (1950s feel techno face), Deva (classical roman), Crucis Ornaments (crosses), Bronzino (a roman with Arts and Crafts roots), Bertoni (2010, a didone family), Pardon Me Boy (train dingbats), Woodruff (Open Face fonts with a wood type look), Jonquin (based on a WWI poster; +Incised), Luscombe (1920s display family; +Parva), Movella (futuristic from the 1950s), Magdalena Sans (2010: a clear monoline sans), Endymion (2010: Tuscan), Paget (a Tuscan experimental all caps face), Portello (Victorian).

Typefaces made in 2011: Admiral (art nouveau), Tuscaloosa (Tuscan face), Eccles (bombastic Victorian), Wolverhampton (pre-Victorian), Doncaster (Victorian family), Metropole (art nouveau family), Corsham (stone engraved lettering family), Leibix (casual), Albia Nova (an elegant futuristic organic face), Flapper (art nouveau face), Bertolessi (curly Victorian), Tulk's Victorian Banner (all caps banner face), Fitzgerald (Victorian all caps face), Cleveden (Victorian headline family), Spargo (an extensive set of early 20th century-look engraved typefaces for official documents and securities), Bettendorf (2011, based on a 1900s masthead typeface), Wolvercote (2011, similar to Bettendorf), Pittsburgh (2011, a Western-style engraved face), Chubbly (2011), Portmeirion No. 6 (2011, a Victorian / circus design), Bronzetti (2011; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi), Sophie J (hanprinted), Dem Bones (2011, glyphs made from bones), Stout (2011), Birmingham New Street (a Victorian family inspired by the hand lettered title on a 19th century railway map), Beckinslade (ornamental blackletter).

Production in 2012: Alfere Sans Stripes, Albion's Americana (Western stars and stripes face), Tudor Perpendicular (blackletter), Amici (rounded headline face), Amie (rounded sans), Wolverton Text (Edwardian family), Vinea (10-style display family), Par Avion (retro futuristic), AstroBats (retro sci-fi dingbats), Beeching (+Shadowed), Gondolieri (didone meets Tuscan), Penrose Slabserif (an Escher-like trompe l'oeuil 3d face), Haldane (art nouveau, Arabic look), Solidarius (chubby, fat felt-tip pen font), Bluebottle (angular display face), Merrivale (Victorian), Future Runes (runic simulation), Coliseo, Alfrere Sans (inspired by a 1950s television caption style), Tectura II (Lloyd's answer to Comic Sans), Secombe (Edwardian caps family), Milligan, London Court (Tudor-era caps family).

Typefaces from 2013: Speedblur, Belhampton (Edwardian), Merry Baubles (Christmas tree dings), Merry Bauble Letters (Christmas alphadings), Wroxeter (blackletter), Thurbrooke (+Banner, +Initials, +Black, +Reverso, all based on 19th century banner headings and engraved lettering), Bourne (a rounded type system), Henrician (a set of eight Tudor style display typefaces), Belle Jardin (art deco marquee face), Lavery (Edwardian), Baldione (a stylized didone), Chequers (a vintage poster face), Turvy Topsy (fat finger face), Merrivaux (faux medieval), Blout (German expressionist typeface), Easter Egg Letters, Isometrica (a banner typeface family), Valentine's Letters, Imperial Granum (roman titling face), Brollo (chunky display face).

Typefaces from 2014: Albions Very Old Masthead, Albions Engraved Black, Albions Old Masthead, Albions Incised Masthead, Albions Black Holly, Zanderley (pure Victoriana, +Initials), Landsdowne Commercial, Friendly Shaded Sans, Trivette, Wellmere Sans, Uncia Black, Henry VII, Greene and Rollins (layered Victorian typeface), Barollo, Alfrine, Alfrere Banner (+Incised), Lugano, Lanvier (1930s-style caps typeface family), Bonlivet (a hyper-decorative capitals alphabet from the late Victoian or early art nouveau era), Ames Text (a didone family with rounded brackets), Ames Roman (related to didones but with wedge serifs), Ames Weathered, Ames Shadow, Ames Shaded, Amersham (vintage signage family, 2013-2014).

Typefaces from 2015: Netherland Perpendicular (Victorian blackletter), Ledbury (Victorian), Ambergate (Edwardian poster face), Empyrean (futuristic, yet curvy), Flinscher (1920s script), Signwriter Standard, Display Hatched, Albions Marker No.1 (a charming outlined marker pen typeface inspired by Bembo and Caslon), Joyvrie, Kinver (Victorian), Nationale (Victorian), Doges Banner, Doges Darker (Victorian), Doges Delight (Victorian), Doges Venezia (Victorian).

Typefaces from 2016: Allorette, Albion Sharp Italic, Deco Metro (art deco), SpeedSwash (blackletterish), Stridere (blackletterish), SpeedSketch.

Type announcements. Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. Kernest link. Abstract Fonts link. Hellofont link.

View all typefaces by Paul Lloyd. Images of Paul Lloyd's best-selling typefaces. Greater Albion Typefounders: typeface collection. View Paul lloyd's Victorian typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Greg Omelaenko

Sydney, Australia-based designer of the futuristic font Aergon (2011, FontStruct). He also modified some glyphs in Raph Levien's open source typeface Inconsolata LGC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heloisa Pedroso

Blumenau, Brazil-based designer of the wide monospaced titing typeface Katherine (2016), which was inspired by the shape of a futuristic car. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugues Bareteau

London-based designer of some futuristic typefaces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iara Grinspun

During her studies at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires, Iara Grinspun designed the futuristic typeface Astro (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Ovsyannykov

Warrenton, VA and Washington, DC-based designer in 2015 of Bitcraft, Tokyo Typeface (inspired by inkan seals), Pixel Patterns, Flight (dot matrix typeface), Hand Drawn Arrows, Hype (techno), Galaxy (techno/futuristic), Fluffy, Detective (typewriter font), Funky (hand-drawn font), Hacker (a cyber typeface), Yeti (hand-crafted) and Game Over (video game font).

In 2016, he designed Architect. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Barcelona-based designer of the free modular futurustic typefaces Sideral (2015) and Sideral Contrast (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ipanema Gráfica
[Rubén Prol]

Brazilian photoblog site, where original fonts such as Rita (2010, slabby), Comic Arousa (2007), Nantronte (2005), Velvet Illusions (2005, retro futuristic), Vila Morena (2006), Johnyokonysm (2005), As pedras da Belle Otero (2006, an artsy pixel font), Milocha (2010, sans), Rita (2010, slab serif), and Marela (2005) may be found.

Rubén Prol (Compostela and A Coruna, Spain) created the sans face Carme (2011), which is free at Google Font Directory. Ancient Galician stone inscriptions led Prol to design Uralita (2012, +Bold, 2013), which is also free.

In 2016, he designed the soccer shirt lettering typeface Hibernia. In 2014, he designed the custom soccer shirt typeface RCD Carme Condensed for the new (2014-2015) RC Deportivo kits.

Dafont link. Behance link. Old URL. Behance link for Ruben Prol. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J. Randall Harris
[Just My Type]

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Jamal Odin

Designer of the calligraphic script typeface Wenny Script (2016), the signage typeface Brandon (2016), the vintage all caps typeface Greething (sic) Sans (2016). This 4-style family has two shadow versions. He also designed the futuristic typeface families Magneto (2016) and Electro Wave (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeruel Aaron Amar

Designer from Quezon City, The Philippines, b. 1993, who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Pointers and Pointersoft (pixel arrow fonts), Eleaves, AcidSpeed, Parallelofont (octagonal), Missing Block, Acid Square, The First Font, Danubee (organic), Thorns, ReilyBill Richkid, Tabloid, StillAliveForNow, StillAlive, and The Curve.

In 2009, he added Unbranded, Nokia 6000, Quickening, Bump it up, Corte (3d shadow face), Unbranded, Piloton (techno; +Piloton G, 2012), Tahoma (pixel family), Raft, Paper Company (octagonal), Afro Style, Arko, 7th Service (stencil), Thorns, and Afro Superstar.

In 2012, he created Afro Superstar, Malibata Neue, a modernized and simplified Baybayin/Alibata (ancient Filipino writing), Gumball. In 2014, he designed the free gravestone typeface Furgatorio and an ancient Filipino script font, Malibata (2014, FontStruct). In 2015, he added XOX, the futuristic Babayin typeface Maria Stellar, and the techno sans typefaces Dozer One and Dozer Two. In 2016, he designed the marker pen font Jeboy.

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

Jim Parkinson
[Parkinson Type Design]

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John Meister

John Meister is based in Setubal, Portugal. He created Futur (2013), a futuristic typeface. The Closet (2013) is an organic monoline modular sans typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Gonzalez

Graphic designer in Beaumont, TX, who created the futuristic typeface Astro (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josip Kelava

Josip Kelava (Jay Kreative, Australia and UK) is an art director and graphic designer. He has done typographic work for fashion mags and fashion-conscious ads such as for Mercedes (2011), Coco Vodka (2011, using an Escheresque typeface), and Click Magazine (2011, see the Olena Cherneyo illustration). Creator of the alchemic yet futuristic family Geomas (2011).

Typefaces made in 2012: Metropolis (a superb bilined retro type family, ideal for posters---free download).

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Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
[Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap)]

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Just My Type
[J. Randall Harris]

Just My Type is a type foundry that was founded in 2012 by J. Randall (or Randy) Harris (b. 1947, Marion, IN) in Tucson, AZ. Harris is a graphic and type designer who has been making typefaces since 1997. He teaches at the Art Institute of Tucson. His typefaces from 2013: Megatropolis (a stackable deco font system), Historic Warehouse (Victorian).

Typefaces from 2012: Happenstance (a lovely retro-futuristic script), Illuminations Woodcut, Yule Love It (Christmas time dingbats), Gawain (based on the hand of Gawain Douglas), Oaxaca (a Mexican look face), Boxy Code, Channel B (a rounded monoline sans), Curves, Puzzle, Dempsey (based on the writing of Tucson film teacher, media artist and programmer, Vikki Dempsey), Chilespice, Strata, Deco Donut, Jiminy (a comic book face), Invites (a roundish upright script that intends to recreate the 1920s spirit), Hunky Chunky (an obese poster face), the hand-printed typeface Carissa, Got Milk, Cutting Corners, Astro (retro-futurustic), Dix (2012: a slabby wood style typeface inspired by the poster for the 1929 film Redskin, and a desire to create a black Edwardian font with an offbeat serif), and the monoline rounded stripped-down sans typeface family Laszlo (2012: the name is an homage to Laszlo Moholy-Nagy of Bauhaus fame).

Kolega (2012) is a constructivist typeface family that consists of Kolega, Kolega Tall, and Kolega Podrobska (fake comrade).

Steampipe (2012) is an ironwork, Jules Verne, wrought iron and time machine font.

Los Muertos (2012) is a Halloween font.

Typefaces from 2013: Megatropolis (a stackable deco font system).

In 2014, he created the art deco typeface HG Welles, which was originally designed for a privately-published luxury edition of The Time Machine.

Behance link. J Randall Harris Design link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Keith Tricker
[Studio K]

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Kevin He

Art director in Singapore (b. 1982) who created the (free) bold condensed stencil typeface Kong (2014), the oriental ink art-inspired fashion mag titling typeface D'Lotus (2015), and the free futuristic display typeface Capsule (2015).

Dafont link. Behance link. J&K Viscom link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krunoslav Sokic

Croatian designer (b. 1988) of the geometric art deco typeface Retrocircular (2011), the techno typeface Carbon (2011), the script typeface Rosebud (2011), of Technostroked (2011), Oscilloscope (2011, texture face), Depleted Uranium (2011, a post=atomic-war grunge face), Hard Edge (2011), Space Cowboys (2011, futuristic), Broadway Lights (2012) and Odd Weight (2011).

Typefaces created in 2012: Redcat, Wrong Ink (ink run face), Curlings (curly script).

Typefaces from 2015: Differentiator (free rounded hexagonal typeface).

Devian tart link. Klingspor link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Eydmann

Graphic designer in Brixham, UK, aka Laura Pakora Design. For a University of Plymouth project, she was asked to design letterforms based on Gino Severini's work. She looked into Futurism, Cubism and Pointillism, and created the experimental typeface Eclectic (2010) by cutting up Helvetica Bold into angular pieces. Petallic (2010) is an experimental typeface based on the architecture and design of the Guggenheim, Bilbao. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lewis Latham

Lincoln, UK-based designer of the free multiline futuristic typeface Paralines (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Light Weight (or: Litewait)
[Robert N. de Niet]

Litewait is a UK based type design company. Its page requires shockwave, and will stop those without. Even with Shockwave installed, this site is a time-sink. Commercial typefaces: Adrenalin (Robert N. de Niet, 140 USD), and Alladin, Albert Speer, Astropogo, Beewing, Chemical Child, Concept Sans, Cool Iron, Cordial, Dedica, End of the Cat People, Flux, Generation, Harrass, Hyperion (1998), Issey, Light Bits, Lo-Fi, Lord Haw Haw, Must-Have-Her, Newq, Ovoid, Pan, People, Prince, Pyrex, Reform, Royalty, Rubber Nipple, Stitch Cross, Testface, Very. Robert de Niet is also the [T-26] designer of the futuristic fonts Lord Haw-Haw (1998), Hyperion (1998) and Adrenalin (1998). MyFonts spells his name de Neit. Other write de Niet. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Louise Fili

Founded in 1989, Louise Fili Ltd is a graphic design studio specializing in brand development for food packaging and restaurants. Formerly senior designer for Herb Lubalin, Louise Fili was art director of Pantheon Books from 1978 to 1989, where she designed close to 2,000 book jackets. She has received Gold and Silver Medals from the Society of Illustrators and the New York Art Director's Club, the Premio Grafico from the Bologna Book Fair, and three James Beard award nominations. Fili has taught and lectured extensively, and her work is in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the Cooper Hewitt Museum, and the Bibliothèque Nationale.

She is co-author, with Steven Heller, of Italian Art Deco, British Modern, Dutch Moderne, Streamline, French Modern, Deco Type, Deco España, German Modern, Design Connoisseur, "Typology Type Design from the Victorian Era to the Digital Age" (Chronicle Books, San Francisco, 1999), Typology, Stylepedia, Euro Deco, Scripts, Shadow Type, Belles Lettres, Cover Story, and Stencil Type. Fili has also written Elegantissima, Grafica della Strada, Graphique de la Rue, The Cognoscenti's Guide to Florence, and Italianissimo. A member of the Art Directors Hall of Fame, she has received the medal for Lifetime Achievement from the AIGA and the Type Directors Club.

Her book cover (done with Jessica Hische) won a design award at TDC 55.

In 2015, she made a futuristic counterless typeface, Mardell, which is named after retired Hamilton type cutter Mardell Doubek. It was published in 2016 in the HWT (Hamilton Wood Type) collection over at P22. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Lebre

Coimbra, Portugal-based designer of the straight-edged futuristic display typeface Wize & Ope (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Miguel Torres
[Aviv Studio]

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Luis Moran

Student-designer in San Salvador (El Salvador) of the molecular typeface Bambooryc (2015) and of the futuristic typeface Alliance 2030 (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luiza Manzano

Caxias do Sul, Brazil-based designer of the futuristic typeface Space (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Sterz
[Face Type]

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Maria Magdalena Rybak

Prismatique (2011) is a noncommercial font inspired by the art deco vase Nanking from 1925---a bit in the Futurismo style. Home page at Verine Design in Lodz, Poland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Måns Grebäck
[Aring Typeface]

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Marty Bampton

Australian designer (b. 1984) who is based in Sydney. He created the graffiti typeface Jo's Styles (2012), and Thick Bitch (2012). He also made the futuristic typefaces Grand Lethals (2012, for an album cover of this group) and Aliens Can Suck It (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mat Planet

Creative Alliance designer of Planet Informal, Planet Sans and Planet Serif in 1998. Alternate URL. See also here. Planet is a futuristic Greek simulation face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matt Chisholm
[Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)]

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Mattia Bonanomi

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Mehmet Reha Tugcu

Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces in 2016: Jotunheim (rune emulation typeface), Hikou (sans), Quas, Brigmore (art deco sans), Sumac (hand-painted), Okami (rough brush font), Björn (a sharp-edged Scandinavian sans), Grind (eroded style), Equinox (sans), Bonfire, Covenant (brush font), Cormier (art deco).

In 2015, he created Beast (brush font), Glaive (inspired by metal rock), Prospekt (a squarish headline typeface family), Primal (a squarish futuristic typeface), Muertos (a cartoon font named after Day of the Dead), Brigand (spurred Western font), Fairwind (rounded all caps sans), Portico (sans layered multi-style all caps headline typeface), Ironclad (art deco), Cred, Muertos, Beast (brush face), Mecha 08 (a free futuristic typeface), Robinson (vintage newspaper titling typeface with many styles such as Regular, Shadow, Press, Rough, Oblique, Distorted, Urban, Corroded, Diagonal, Inline, Outline), Bronco (+Inline), Centauri (futuristic), Omicron (circle-based sans), Hyperion (futuristic), Atone (a brush font), Venge (a fashionable sans), Thiket (an interlocking poster typeface), Phage (a free squarish font), Fenrir, the Soviet propaganda typeface Sputnik, the brush typeface Veritus, the retro-futuristic Dagon, the stencil typeface Ember, the tall condensed typeface Ogre (+Inline), the art deco / avant garde typeface Metropolis, the free display typeface family Geist, the hipster typeface Pandora, the hand-crafted typeface Saryn, the techno sans typeface Helios, the stylish art deco typeface Fontaine (+Rough, +3D), free inline typeface Timber, the great inline slab serif typeface Decurion, and the commercial typefaces Solaris (fururistic), Sledge (grungy black sans), Behemoth, Zephyr (sans), and Manticore (brush).

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Micaela Stefano

Illustrator and graphic designer in Buenos Aires. Designer of a straight-edged futuristic typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael W. Moss

American creator of the futuristic typeface Airstream Futuropolis, the octagonal typeface Future Not Found (2014) and Android Insomnia (2015, a sci-fi sans). Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikalai Manyshau
[Red Monkey]

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Morgane Bhm

Parisian designer of fantastic futuristic lettering pieces, including one for Sophie Taeuber (2014) and one for an exhibition called Retrospective Albert Hollenstein (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Mattia Bonanomi]

MTT is the commercial typefoundry of Mattia Bonanomi (b. 1985, Brescia) in Milan, Italy, est. 2013. In 2010, Mattia graduated from Central Saint Martins College in London.

He writes about the elegant ten-style sans typeface family MTT Milano (2013): MTT Milano is a font inspired by the Milanese typographic heritage and the Futurist movement that developed it. Drawn from scratch, it features ascendants and descendants slightly taller than what can usually be found in similar typefaces, in order to improve its elegance.

In 2016, MTT published MTT Roma, a humanist sans inspired by the Trajan capitals, as is apparent from the razor sharp terminals. It is designed to re-create the atmosphere of the city of Rome of the 21st century. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Futurismo

MyFonts selection for the keyword Futurismo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Futuristic fonts

Top futuristic fonts at MyFonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Retro futuristic typefaces

In the 1950s, the fashion was to draw the future in magazines and publications. Many of those illustrations and typefaces look slightly silly and naively charming today. The movement is called retro-futurism. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ariel Di Lisio]

Negro is a design site where some commercial fonts can be found, all designed by Ariel Di Lisio who lives in Buenos Aires. Marzo (2008) is a hairline vogue typeface commissioned by the Argentinian mag Atypica, and Donuts (2008) is a layer of round upon a layer of round. Paz Font is a stylish night club or fashion magazine family---stunning. Lynda (2008) is an octagonal/mechanical face. Lunes (2007), Day (2007), Friday (2007) and Nigga (2007) are an ultra-fat art deco typefaces with an experimental edge. Love (2007) is a mini-serifed geometric beauty. Santino (2008) tries to bring waves into a simple sans face. Normal (2008) is gorgeous, geometric and galant. Mate (2008) is a geometric all caps typeface for magazine headlines. Caracas (2008), Soko (2009), and Stola (2008) have more geometric fantasies. Pink (2008) is experimental. Cascabel (2009) is a kitchen tile typeface digitized by Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos. James Font (2009) is a bullet hole-themed face. Inlove (2009, Sudtipos) is a Lubalin-style poster face designed by Di Lisio and digitized by Alejandro Paul. Typefaces shown in 2010, mostly experimental / geometric / art deco: Destiny, Drimpy, Hongki, Mobile, Moonglow, Normal, Vincent.

In 2011, Ariel published the futurismo face Saturna at Sudtipos [and I do not understand HypeForType's claim that it is an exclusve HypeForType font]. Their offices are in Buenos Aires and Caracas.

Typefaces from 2012 include Uma (with Alejandro Paul at Sudtipos: a gorgeous two-weight monoline sans family).

In 2013, he created the stencil typeface Anima for a housing project in Punta Chica, San Fernando, Argentina.

In 2015, he designed the cold sans typeface family Stockholm Type, and the display typeface Roska.

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

Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2015]

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Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2015
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis in 2015:

  • Bothas Ruhm NF. After Blockschrift (1897, Genzsch and Heyse).
  • Chiselle NF. A revival of Rustikalis, a typeface designed for the VGC Phototypositor in the 1960s. See Rustikalis DT (1=2007, Malcolm Wooden) for the revival of the bolder version.
  • Coins Coupes NF. Modeled after Chamfer, a 19th-century octagonal typeface by Barnhart Bros & Spindler.
  • Doright Black NF. Based on Dudley Upright (Dan X. Solo, 1960s).
  • Feedbag NF. Based on Horse Tank (Fotostar).
  • Inland Edwards NF. Based on Nicholas J. Werner's Edwards (1895, Inland Type Foundry).
  • Millrich Grange NF. A revival of the 19th century font Grange by Miller & Richards.
  • Mitchell NF. A digital revival of the grotesque all-caps typeface Mitchell (1906, Inland Type Foundry), the bold version of Blair (1900, Inland Type Foundry).
  • Newfangle NF. A Victorian typeface based on Newfangle (1892, Hermann Ihlenburg).
  • Page Five Fifteen NF. After William H. Page.
  • Retrorocket NF. An art deco typeface after D. Duvillé, 1934.
  • Rockwall NF. After Aldine by William H. Page.
  • Telecomm NF.
  • Versacrum NF. A psychedelic / art deco typeface inspired by the lettering of Alfred Roller for the Ver Sacrum magazine in 1903.
  • Old Number Ten NF. A revival of a typeface Gothic Number Ten by the Cincinnati Type Foundry.
  • Terranova NF. A prismatic typeface based on Earth (Dan X. Solo).
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Nico Syjuco Siy

As a student at Parsons School of Design, New York, Nico Syjuco Siy (Richmond, BC) designed the futuristic typeface Interstellar (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oksana Shatilo

Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the futuristic Cyrillic typeface Android (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Organ Studio

Australian creators of a great set of futuristic caps called Future (2011). Organ Studio is based in Perth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

P22 Type Foundry
[Richard Kegler]

Richard Kegler's fun Buffalo-based foundry, which he founded in 1995 together with his wife, Carima El-Behairy. Currently, on staff, we find type designers James Grieshaber and Christina Torre. In 2004, it acquired Lanston Type. P22 has some great unusual, often artsy, fonts.

The fonts are: Industrial Design (an industrial look font based on letters drawn by Joseph Sinel in the 1920s---this font is free!), LTC Jefferson Gothic Obliquie (2005, free), Sinel (free), P22Snowflakes (2003, free), Acropolis Now (1995, a Greek simulation typeface done with Michael Want), P22 Albers (1995; based on alphabets of Josef Albers made between 1920 and 1933 in the Bauhaus mold), Arts and Crafts (based on lettering of Dard Hunter, early 1900s, as it appeared in Roycroft books), Ambient, Aries (2004, based on Goudy's Aries), Arts and Crafts ornaments, Atomica, Bagaglio, Bauhaus (Bauhaus fonts based on the lettering of Herbert Bayer), Bifur (2004, Richard Kegler, after the 1929 original by Cassandre), Blackout, P22 Brass Script Pro (2009, Richard Kegler; based on an incomplete script fond in a booklet from Dornemann&Co. of Magdeburg Germany, ca. 1910 entitled Messingschriften für Handvergoldung; for years, P22 and MyFonts claimed that Michael Clark codesigned this, but Michael does not want any credit, as he did only about 20 letters), Cage (based on handwriting and sketches of the American experimental composer John Cage), P22 Casual Script (2011, Richard Kegler, a digitization of letters by sign painter B. Boley, shown in Sign of the Times Magazine), Cezanne (Paul Cezanne's handwriting, and some imagery; made for the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Child's Play, Child's Play Animals, Child's Play Blocks, Constructivist (Soviet style lettering emulating the work of Rodchenko and Popova), Constructivist extras, Czech Modernist (based on the design work of Czech artist Vojtech Preissig in the 20s and 30s), Daddy-o (Daddy-o Beatsville was done in 1998 with Peter Reiling), Daddy-o junkie, Da Vinci, Destijl (1995, after the Dutch DeStijl movement, 1917-1931, with Piet Mondrian inspired dingbats; weights include Extras, P22 Monet Impressionist (1999), Regular and Tall), Dinosaur, Eaglefeather, Escher (based on the lettering and artwork of M.C. Escher), FLLWExhibition, FLLW Terracotta, Folk Art (based on the work of German settlers in Pennsylvania), Il futurismo (after Italian Futurism, 1908-1943), Woodtype (two Tuscan fonts and two dingbats, 2004), P22 Woodcut (1996, Richard Kegler: based on the lettering carved out in wood by German expressionists such as Heckel and Kirchner), , Garamouche (2004, +P22 Garamouche Ornaments; all codesigned with James Grieshaber), GD&T, Hieroglyphic, P22 Infestia (1995), Insectile, Kane, Kells (1996, a totally Celtic family, based on the Book of Kells, 9th century; the P22 Kells Round was designed with David Setlik), Koch Signs (astrological, Christian, medieval and runic iconography from Rudolf Koch's The Book of Signs), P22 Koch Nueland (2000), Larkin (2005, Richard Kegler, 1900-style semi-blackletter), London Underground (Edward Johnston's 1916 typeface, produced in an exclusive arrangement with the London Transport Museum; digitized by Kegler in 1997, and extended to 21 styles in 2007 by him as P22 Underground Pro, which includes Cyrillic and Greek and hairline weights), Pan-Am, Parrish, Platten (Richard Kegler; revised in 2008 by Colin Kahn as P22 Platten Neu; based on lettering found in German fountain pen practice books from the 1920s), Preissig, Prehistoric Pals, Petroglyphs, Rodin / Michelangelo, Stanyan Eros (2003, Richard Kegler), Stanyan Autumn (2004, based on a casual hand lettering text created by Anthony Goldschmidt for the deluxe 1969 edition of the book "...and autumn came" by Rod McKuen; typeface by Richard Kegler), Vienna, Vienna Round, Vincent (based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh), Way out West. Now also Art Nouveau Bistro, Art Nouveau Cafe and the beautiful ornamental font Art Nouveau Extras (all three by Christina Torre, 2001), the handwriting family Hopper (Edward, Josephine, Sketches, based on the handwriting styles of quintessential American artist Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, and was produced in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art), Basala (by Hajime Kawakami), Cusp (by James Grieshaber), P22 Dearest (calligraphic, by Christina Torre), Dwiggins (by Richard Kegler), Dyrynk Roman and Italic (2004, Richard Kegler, after work by Czech book artist Karel Dyrynk), Gothic Gothic (by James Grieshaber), La Danse (by Gábor Kóthay;), Mucha (by Christina Torre), Preissig Lino (by Richard Kegler), P22Typewriter (2001, Richard Kegler, a distressed typewriter font), the William Morris set (Morris Troy, Morris Golden, Morris Ornaments, based up the type used by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press; 2002), Art Deco Extras (2002, Richard Kegler, James Grieshaber and Carima El Behairy), Art Deco Display, the Benjamin Franklin revival font Franklin's Caslon (2006), Dada (2006) and the Art Nouveau font Salon (bu Christina Torre).

In 2006, Kegler added Declaration, a font set consisting of a script (after the 1776 declaration of independence), a blackletter, and 56 signatures. Many of the fonts were designed or co-designed by Richard Kegler. International House of Fonts subpage. Lanston subpage (offerings as of 2005: Bodoni Bold, Deepdene, Flash, Fleurons Granjon, Fleurons Garamont, Garamont, Goudy Thirty, Jacobean Initials, Pabst, Spire).

Bio and photo.

In-house fonts made in 2008 include Circled Caps, the Yule family (Regular, Klein Regular, Light Flurries, Heavy, Klein heavy, Heavy Snow, Inline; all have Neuland influences). Kegler / P22 created a 25-set P22 Civilité family in 2009 based on a 1908 publication from Enshedé, the 1978 English translation by Harry Carter, and a 1926 specimen also from Enshedé.

P22 Declaration (Script, Signatures, Blackletter, 2009) is based on the lettering used in the 1776 Declaration of Independence.

At ATypI 2004 in Prague, Richard spoke about Vojtech Preissig. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin, where he presented Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century about which he writes: This film has the dual aim of documenting the almost-lost skill of creating metal fonts and of capturing the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). P22 type foundry commissioned Mr. Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font in 2008. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he showed Making Faces.

Typefaces from 2014: LTC Archive Ornaments (Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth).

MyFonts interview.

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Parkinson Type Design
[Jim Parkinson]

Jim Parkinson's Parkinson Type Design is based in Oakland, CA. This prolific type designer was born in 1941 in Richmond, CA, and lives in Oakland, CA. Originally, a letterer, he went digital in 1990. His Keester and Azuza typefaces won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. MyFonts on Jim Parkinson and on his Parkinson Foundry. His impressive output:

  • Typefaces at the Parkinson Foundry: Fresno (2001, inline gothic), Hotel (2001, inline caps), Azuza (2001, a Latin serif family designed for newsprint; some italics were based on Dwiggins' Electra), Amboy (2001, inline like for signpainting), Chuck (2004, a display titling face), Richmond (2003, a geometric sans family in the spirit of Dwiggins' Metro, Erbar by Jakob Erbar and the Underground type of Edward Johnston), Modesto (2001, strikingly similar to John Downer's Panatela, even though both admit that this an unbelievable coincidence; Parkinson's copperplate gothic evolved from Parkinson's lettering on the famous Ringling Bros. and Barnum&Bailey Circus logo), Balboa (2001, a 19th century style condensed sans; extended to a wonderful chromatic layering typeface family in 2015 as Balboa Plus), Sutro (2003, a 19-style slab serif family), Wigwag (2003, a display family inspired by the mid-twentieth century Speedball lettering of Ross George and the work of Samuel Welo and Cecil Wade), Amador (2004, blackletter), Cabazon (2005, blackletter), Avebury (2005, blackletter based on types from the Caslon Foundry), and the lovely Benicia (2003, influenced by GoldenType).
  • At ITC (now Linotype), he designed ITC Bodoni, ITC Bodoni Twelve, ITC Bodoni Seventy Two, ITC Roswell Two, ITC Roswell Four (1998) and ITC Roswell Three (1998).
  • His typefaces at Font Bureau include Antique Condensed Two, Buster, Comrade (1998, nice poster font, after the constructivist lettering by Belgian artist Jozef Peeters), El Grande (1991, fat display face), Parkinson (1994), Poster Black (1993), Showcard Gothic (1997), Showcard Moderne.
  • At the Agfa Creative Alliance, he published Showcard Moderne, Antique Condensed Two, Bonita, Commerce Gothic (1998), Diablo (1996), Dreamland (1999, retro-futuristic), Fancy Stuff (1999), Generica Condensed (1994, grotesk), Industrial Gothic (1997), Mojo (psychedelic), Pueblo (1998).
  • At Adobe, one can find Montara, his striking and psychedelic Mojo, and the gorgeous Jimbo.
  • At FontFont, we have the FF Moderne Gothics series [FF Motel Gothic (1996), FF Matinee Gothic (1996), FF Goldengate Gothic (1996)] and FF Catch Words (1996).
  • At Chank, he created Keester (2001).
  • He designed the 4-weight family Electric for the San Francisco Chronicle (it was close to Dwiggins' Electra), but the Chronicle is no longer using it.
  • Parkinson Electra (also based on Dwiggins's type) was published by Linotype in 2010.
  • Typefaces from 2012: Meatball (fat lettering-style typeface), Hoosier Daddy (Western font).
  • The list of newspapers and magazines using his fonts: Activa, Atlanta Journal, Birkenstock, Boston, Brownsville Herald, The Daily Cardinal, Charlotte Observer, Charleston Post&Courier, Chicago Tribune, The Citizen, Journal of Comm, Cromos, Daily Californian, Dallas Morning News, Rochester D&C, Financial Morgen, Design Magazine, Detroit Free Press, Editor&Publisher, El Graphico, National Enquirer, Entrepreneur, Esquire, SF Examiner, The New Examiner, Fast Company, New Fast Company, Montreal Gazette, Hamilton Spectator, Herman Miller, Ilta=Sanomat, InStyle, Kathemerini, Las Vegas Life, Newsweek.
  • Typefaces from 2014: Sutro Deluxe (a layered chromatic wood type emulation font family that extends his 2003 font, Sutro).

MyFonts interview. FontShop link. More FontShop material on him. Klingspor link.

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Patric King

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Paul James Lloyd
[Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)]

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Pedro González Jorquera

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[Pedro González Jorquera]

Type designer graphic designer, calligrapher and illustrator from Chile, who graduated in graphic design in 2005 from the Universidad del Bío-Bío., b. 1977, Santiago de Chile. Aka PeGGO, a foundry established in 2002. MyFonts link. PeGGO designed some commercial fonts, such as:

  • Farola (2008, a curly Victorian face; +Farola Simple, without curls).
  • PAI Fashion Font (2011).
  • Legan (2008, a mini-serifed Trajan face).
  • Thörtl (an angular display face).
  • Gothric (gothic).
  • Claramaria (sans).
  • Claramaria Mega Black, Claramaria Extra Light (hairline version).
  • Fonton (a fat elliptical face; images i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x). I can't understand why Fonton has not won any major awards. Even in this popular genre, it stands on a pedestal all by itself.
  • Cuadrada (2010, angular).
  • Lighton Extra Light (2011). An elliptical hairline sans.
  • Trianglery (2010, calligraphic).
  • Politic (+ExtraLight, +ExtraBlack: a slabbed family).
  • Bolta.
  • Minesmall (hand-printed).
  • SP-Font (squarish).
  • Halcön (2008, blackletter).
  • Krämfark (2008, blackletter).
  • Milica (2013). A squarish severe poster typeface family.
  • Hexaround (2013) is a dotted hexagonal matrix font.
  • Latinisiert Hebraica Schrift (2014). A Hebrew simulation typeface.
  • Double Trase Latinsiert Fraktur Schrift (2014) is a calligraphic blackletter alphabet.
  • Limonada (2015). An organic semi-serif typeface.
  • Ironbrick (2015). Pure techno futurism.
  • Sharka (2015). A mechanical high impact display typeface family ranging from Normal to Compressed widths.
  • Globa (2016). Globa is a low contrast round sans typeface family.
  • Niva (2016). A 60-style display sans typeface family advertized for use in scientific documents.
  • The commissioned decorative typeface family Roijer (2016).
  • LeBrush (2016). A contemporary humanist serif Roman typeface based on real brush lettering, in ten styles ranging from Thin to Extra Dark, inspired by the classical Roman proportions of the Capitalis Monumentalis of the Trajan Column. It comes with several dingbat fonts and a set of ornaments. The family could be appropriate for movie titling.
  • Animals LeBrush Extras (2016): a set of hand drawings of wild mountain and sea animals done for book covers, magazines and posters.

Calligraphic works include L'Ecole d'Fine Arts (2009), Latinisiert Fraktur Neue (2014), Paradise Duck, Eclesiastes (based on "La Rueda" of Sheila Waters, 1981).

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

Peter Olschinsky
[Atelier Olschinsky]

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[Patric King]

Graduate of the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. Alternate URL. Patric started Pretty in Chicago together with Su and Milan. The Pretty fonts sold via MyFonts: Nineteen Eighty Four (2005), Revenant (1995, a redesign of Bad Excuse), Commodity (2003, Thirstype: ten geometric styles), Gia (2000, 5 original styles based on the NASA logo font and named after the first woman to die of AIDS, Gia Carangi; extended to 7 weights in 2016), Automaton (2009, techno).

Patric King also designed Fast Girls (1995), Bad Excuse (1995), Smile (all available through Thirstype), and the private fonts Blechstreet, Untitled Script, 1984 (2005, constructivist, but also related to the German New Wave), 1985, 1997, Atari Baby, Flex, Phoebe, Untitled, DAT, Flourish, Scribner (handwriting), Food, Apocalipstick, Superwardudes, Twiggies, Handjob, Royal Street (2013, grotesque).

MyFonts sells these typefaces:

View Patric King's typefaces.

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Rachel Gardener

Graphic designer in Newcastle, UK. Creator of a futuristic all caps typeface.

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FontStructor who made Hearth Perspect (2012, futuristic), Metald (2011), Metald Lite (2011), Marmor (2011, texture face), Grey State U (2010, athletic lettering), Nuts and Bolts and Wrenches (2010), SwordStruct (2010), Angulan (2010), LostMyGlasses (2009), WindStruct (2009), PixShadow (2009), Keychain (2009), and AlmostBold Tiny (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Red Monkey
[Mikalai Manyshau]

Mikalai Manyshau (Red Monkey, Belarus) created the EPS-format 80s style metal rock band font Old School (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renan Carlos Medeiros

Natal, Brazil-based designer of the experimental futuristic decorative typeface Lygia Clark (2013). This typeface is based on the architectural and modular art of Lygia Clark (b. 1920, Belo Horizonte, d. 1988, Rio de Janeiro), who was one of the founders of the Frente movement in 1954. Graduate of UFRN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Renan Valadares

Art director in Cachoeiro de Itapemirim and Vila Velha and Sao Paulo, Brazil. He designed the techno typefaces Kropp (2011) and Vosky (2011), and the weathered typeface Wrot (2011). In 2014, he designed the vernacular hand-drawn typeface Sabrazila and the curly typeface Vila. In 2015, he created the blocky futuristic typeface Apolo. In 2016, he designed the cursive typeface Married, and the teardrop-themed Amadeus.

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[Giuseppe Salerno]

Giuseppe Salerno (aka Resistenza.es) is an Italian graphic designer, specializing in web design. He lived in Torino, Amsterdam, Madrid, and Valencia, and currently works in Berlin and Turin. Studio Resistenza was cofounded by Giuseppe Salerno and Paco Gonzales.

In 2010, he made the circular multiline face Afrobeat (+Light), the fat counterless typeface Vito Sans (2010), Wonderwall (2010, like a skeletal construction), the high-contrast art deco typeface Zaza (2010), and the pure Italian vintage art deco face Luxx (futurism).

Other work: an art deco poster.

Direct links to his fonts: Zaza, Afrobeat, Vito Sans, Luxx, Wonder Wall, Afrobeat Light.

Creations from 2011: Ratatan, Bodoni At Home (a handpainted Bodoni), Arcanotype (2011, delicate caps, individually drawn using Chinese ink on Japanese calligraphy paper), Babushka (2011), Dolce Caffe (2011, hand-printed), Adelaida (hand-printed poster face), Monella (octagonal).

Production in 2012: Ampersanders (a font with many ampersands), BLAQ (an ornamental blackletter caps typeface inspired by Henry W. Troy), The Bay (hand-printed all caps poster face), Bratislove (an artsy hand-drawn typeface), Modernissimo, Clementina (hand-printed caps), Afrobeat Gothic (angular multiline face).

Typefaces from 2013: Glob (bubblegum face), Archivio (slab serif family with very open counters), Mina (connected script), Monster Hand (brush script), Berliner Fraktur (a flat brush fraktur inspired by Rudolf Koch), The Luxx (a redesign of the 2010 art deco sans typeface Luxx---a comparable typeface is Mostra Nuova by Mark Simonson), Starburst (calligraphic gestural light script), Caramello Script, Copperlove (copperplate script), Yma Italic (retro script), Sonica Brush.

Typefaces from 2014: Stencil Creek, Elastica (hand-crafted typeface family), Elastica (hand-drawn poster family), Nautica (copperplate script), Ingles (copperplate script), Peperoncino Sans (a decorative sans serif font system designed with a marker), Attica RSZ (inspired by Caslon Italian and Novarese's Estro), Montana (poster family, +Icona), Superb (a yummy creamy script, codesigned with Paco Gonzalez), Dolce Caffe 3D, Coming Home (a hairline curly script based on a childish handwriting), Rachele (a monoline connected script with a large x-height), The Crashed Fonts (a glaz krak family), Newland (inspired by Rudolf Koch's Neuland), Two Fingers (a funky hand-drawn family that includes, e.g., Two Fingers Bodoni, Two Fingers Courier, Two Fingers Poster [blackboard bold] and Two Fingers Script).

Typefaces from 2015: Modern Love">Modern Love (brush script), Mela (a gorgeous pointed brush / walnut ink typeface), , Turquoise (a calligraphic serif type influenced by capitalis romana; not to be confused with Ahmet Altun's Turquoise typeface from 2011), Mina Chic (a wide connected calligraphic fashion mag script), Natura (connected fountain pen script, with accompanying Notebook, Icons and Stamps (initial caps) styles), Stencil Creek (inspired by Akzidenz Grotesk and influenced by street signs of the North West Pacific), Quaderno (monoline upright signage script).

Typefaces from 2016: Apero (a hand-crafted emulation of snas and slab styles; the sans serif was inspired by vintage local liquor labels), Respect (a brush script sign painting typeface), Mentha (a calligraphic connected script typeface).

His type blog is called It's Not My Type. Behance link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Creattica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Richard Kegler
[P22 Type Foundry]

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Robert N. de Niet
[Light Weight (or: Litewait)]

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Rohan Lele

Graphic designer in Mumbai who designed Contrast (2013), a retro-futuristic poster typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rowey Ching

Designer and illustrator in Toronto, who created the super-plump semi-futuristic typeface Martian (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rubén Prol
[Ipanema Gráfica]

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Ryoichi Tsunekawa

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Salahattin Kanidinc

Type designer who published at Photo-Lettering Inc. His creations include Boldsign, Germanic, Hallmark (connected script), Independent, Palette (a painter's font), and Studio Poptype (retro-futuristic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samsun Lawson

Farnham, UK-based designer of the triangular modular typeface Nineninenine (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasa Petricic

[T-26] designer of the headline slightly blackletterish crusader typeface Archangel and the accompanying heraldic dingbat font Archangel Icon (1998), as well as the retro futuristic typeface ITC Astro (2004).

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[Dave Rowland]

Type foundry in Sheffield, UK. Its designer, Dave Rowland (b. 1982, Chesterfield) grew up in Sheffield, UK, but was based in Japan, the Philippines, Liverpool, Surat Thani, Thailand, and Koh Samui, Thailand [where he presently lives]. MyFonts Interview.

He created these fonts in 2009: Quesadilla (signage type, Mexican simulation face), Quesadilla Shadow, Schizotype Scrolls, Quiff, Toothpaste, Astroboy (connected script), Decolletage (art deco), Kazumi Sans, Acid Haus, Dr. Black, Dr. Eric, Soyo Gogo, BMX radical (brush), Team, Miami Hopper, and Tubularis (multiline face), Sickle, Klique (futuristic display face), Uncle Eric (a cartoon face), Praline Smooth (connected script in the style of Mistral), Kwaktur, (blackletter typeface based on the logo of Belgium's Kwak beer), Blackball (another blackletter) and Modulogue (a modular display family).

Additions in 2010: Christmas Tuscan (a modular Tuscan), Masonic Lodge, Mook (a retro, unicase, bubble font), Toothpaste 2, Gaden Sans (organic monoline typeface that includes a hairline weight), Sizemore (all caps slab headline face), Quickscript (signage face), New Wave.

Fonts designed in 2011: Brag Pro (like Brag, a Cooper Black alternative), Brag Stencil Pro, Chestnut (curly, hand-printed), Brag (a fat round face in Cooper Black style), Gelato Script (a connected signage face), Brag Stencil (2011), Streetscript (2011, brushy signage face).

In 2011, he created a quaint text family, Vulpa, with quirky foxtail terminals.

Typefaces from 2012: Margot (a rounded slab serif described as a lovechild of American Typewriter and Cooper Black), Range Serif (an angular typeface), Pastiche Brush (a brushy connected script inspired by the titles of the 1959 movie Imitation of Life (Wayne Fitzgerald)), Quayside (a bulbous baseball or signage script).

Typefaces from 2013: Alight Slab (hairline slab), Anultra Slab (a heavy bold slab serif), Ollie (a connected baseball or signage script), Urge Text (an extensive modern text family with ample language support and plenty of mathematical symbols, and large ball terminals).

Typefaces from 2014: Range Sans (a grotesque sans family with the quirky angular cutouts inherited from Range Serif), Samui Script (upright connected script), Streetscript Redux (signage script), Price Didone (created for setting elegant price tags).

Typefaces from 2015: Oldskool Script (a connected signage script; one of many quite different commercial fonts with the same name), Hazel Script (a great flowing calligraphic script designed around the time of the birth of his first child, Hazel; the name may create confusion as there is a famous BB&S metal font with the same name), Mastadoni (a fat didone for headlines and fashion mags), Kake (a great creamy sign-painting font), Bali Script (creamy signage script), Flat Sans.

Typefaces from 2016: Cinema Script (retro movie script), Chill Script (a retro non-brush signage script), Blanket (a soft cursive font, ideal for children's books), Schizotype Grotesk (a very original angry geometric grotesk, with bucketloads of pizzazz), Astrid Grotesk, Asterisk Sans Pro (a versatile humanist sans family for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic), Strelka Ultra (a retro space age typeface), Revla Serif (beatnik style, emulating randomly positioned handlettering).

Klingspor link. Behance link.

Showcase of Schizotype's typefaces at MyFonts. MyFonts interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sean Johnson

Peterborough, UK-based web and graphic designer, b. 1970. Creator of Hand of Sean (2008), Hand of Sean Pro (2013), Sean's Other Hand (2010), and Tidy Hand. His commercial typefaces include the futuristic hipster font Digital Therapy (2014).

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Selective Trill

Student at UWE in Bristol, UK. Creator of Jank and Jank Reverse (2011, FontStruct), a pair of futurismo typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sentavio Creative

Belize City, Belize and now New York City-based creator of the striped typeface Karma (2016), the logotype font Advio (2016), the ribbon or monogram font RibOne (2016), the tech font Line Tech (2016), the curly Wonderscript (2016), the prismatic typeface Lineat (2016, +Lineat III), the plump logotype Airy (2016), the bi-lined typeface Freeline (2016), the robot-inspired Stingo (2016), the display typeface Food Craft (2016), the bilined logo and monogram font Sentaline (2016), the script typefaces Curline (2016) and Article (2016), the children's font Happy Kids (2016), the futuristic font Digitalium (2016, +Condensed), the multiline titling typeface Sentagram (2015), Forest Line (2015, thin squarish headline sans), Sweet Ink (2015), and the ribbon typeface Sentaband (2015). Creative Market link. Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefano Mazzari

Italian designer of Futurism (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Vera

As a student in New York City, Stephanie Vera designed the futuristic typeface Modern Future (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio K
[Keith Tricker]

Keith Tricker (b. 1949) is the Creative Director of a UK advertising agency, and during his career has worked as both a copywriter and art director. MyFonts lists him as Keith Gordon. Klingspor link.

His foundry is Studio K: The foundry specialises in display fonts designed primarily for advertising, publishing, product packaging and signage.

He created the wavy typeface Calypso (2011), the techno typeface Charta (2011), the sturdy black typeface Anvil (2011), Jazz Age (2011, art deco), and the brush typeface Pagoda (2011).

In 2012, he published Hollywood Hills, Pier Arcade, Graffix, Skeleton Slab, the art deco typeface Tea Dance, the art nouveau typeface Paris Metro, Oscar Bravo (a heavy octagonal typeface), Café de Paris (a stylish retro--futuristic fifties style typeface), Barrowboy, and the stylish Contessa family.

Typefaces from 2013: Communiqué (rugged stencil face), Regency (influenced by Americana and Optima, it is a flared very humanist sans), Alma Mater (athletic lettering), Showbiz (inline typeface), Dynatron (retro sci-fi font), Mechanoid (elliptical techno sans), Canterbury (inspired by the shapes of the cathedral), Export Drive (a bold condensed cargo stencil), Soft Rock (bold condensed sans), Red Top, Colossus (an elliptical typeface that is a bit squarer than Microgramma), 4Square (elliptical), Aspidistra (art nouveau), Home Grown.

Typefaces from 2014: Belvedere, Joe Cool (a bold masculine headline typeface in the genre of Impact), Gravitas (a Bauhaus / futurismo typeface), Rock Face (sticky tape typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Chenko (2015, a constructivist / brutalist typeface named after Rodchenko), Marazion (a rounded display sans), Castaway, Variety (ransom note font), Nightlife (an amoebic rounded stencil typeface that conjures up neon signs, DNA molecules and jelly beans), Rough Stuff (textured faded stencil typeface), Signpost (a drop shadow version of Red Top).

Typefaces from 2016: Capstan (slab serif), Alonquin (art deco: a typographical tribute to Dorothy Parker and the New Yorker crowd who haunted the Alonquin hotel in its 1920s heyday), Cadenza, Exotica (described by Keith as Old World elegance meets Levantine luxury), Oxbridge (vintage compact titling typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sunny Tudu

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based designer, who created the cursive script typeface Autograph (2013), the organic display typeface Radius (2013), Cartoon (2013, a comic book family in Solid, Bevel, Border and Shadow styles), Script (2013), Quarto (2013, a thin organic sans), Blackbelt (2013, futuristic), and Story (2013, hand-printed). Other typefaces from 2013 include Acute, Paradox (bilined), Summer, Kinetic (bilined), Romantica, Ranger, Erode, Bermuda, Turning, Techno, Floral, Century (futuristic), Master.

In 2014, Sunny published the scratchy typeface Bristle, the multilined typefaces Echo and Have A Nice Day, Denim, Broken (glaz krak), Creator, Euclidean, Medieval, Revelation, Supreme, Bravado, Origami, Grand Hand, Typeart, Redled, Techfont, Metallic, Because, Elegantia, Author, Rejoice, Mazematics, Serenity, Fruity, Inspired, Inbox, Stonehenge, Intense, the sharp-edged sans typeface Pleasant, the graceful script typeface Sprinter and the flowing script typeface Charcoal.

Typefaces from 2015: Brave (futuristic), Increment, New Direction, Devils Hand, Oxygen, Cozy Sans, January, Ascent, Geometric, Fontana.

Typefaces from 2016: Regards (connected handwriting font).

Purchase his fonts at Graphic River. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tevin Bloise

New York City-based designer of the free futuristic typeface 23XX (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomaz Leskovec

Koper, Slovenia-based designer of the free art deco sans typeface Manifesto (2015), which was inspired by the Italian rationalist movement. [Google] [More]  ⦿

V. Sarela

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Yai Salinas

Graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, at some point located in Madrid, Spain, who made the free purely geometric typeface called Geometric Way in 2010. Craft (2014) is a free decorative caps typeface for craftsmen.

In 2014, Yai made the Greek-inspired caps typeface Hera and Destroy (2014: futuristic ornamental initials. Free download). In 2014, Tano Veron and Yai Salinas codesigned the free vector format colored display typeface Carioca.

In 2015, Yai Salinas created the hipster typeface Hera, the free blueprint font Craft Font, free vector font Helena and the free decorative caps typeface Sea.

Typefaces from 2016: The free experimental typeface Lieben, the free textured ink-saving Arial GTI and Times GTI, the high contrast didone-inspired free fashion mag typeface Ginebra, and the free thin connect-the-dots typeface Fina (which was designed for Design Hooks).

Flickr page, where she goes under the name Dopamina. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[V. Sarela]

This is one of the most talented FontStructors, but also an active musician. On Behance, he/she is listed as Van Saarland from Hameenlinna, Finland, and on FontStruct since 2014 as V. Sarela, from Oulu, Finland.

Typefaces from 2011: Teotihuacan (inspired by a Mexican poster), Micra (a monospaced OCR-A font), Fast Driving, Rendez-Vous (a condensed serif font inspired by the cover of "The Essential Jean Michel Jarre"), Carat Condensed, Carat, Wolfen (a copperplate style condensed face), Futuroid (sci-fi), Instrumenta (after Neville Brody's Industria), Modern Vision (based on the opening credits from The Terminator and The Running Man), Future Earth (futuristic: based on a typeface used in The Terminator logo which is also the base for the font "Earth"), Phatprogy (+Extra Phat).

Typefaces from 2012: Modus Operandi, Ikonomi (squarish sans), Genera, Hexathrone, Liquid Crystal Serif, Wulthraesk (constructivist), Electionale, Major (a high contrast didone), Commandant (2012, like Futura Stencil), Comfutur (a beautiful stencil typeface with a bit of Futura Black), Qode (a retro-futuristic LED style typeface), Graphyto (a heavy slab face), Heavy Royale, Thiage (Thai simuation face), Bravis, Cirquetry, Solidis, Velocifero (bilined), Heavy Royale, Jet Set Groove, Reactor A1 (futuristic stencil), Polymoda (an abstract font), Lino II, Sequencer (+Condensed), Hertzace (square retro-futurist), Cifira (art deco), Saturation (monoline sans), Katana (+Bold, +Condensed), Countura (abstract and minimalist), Stripelane (horizontally striped), Vortexa (in the style of Data 70), In Nomine Matrix, Afterburner, Afterburner Phase II, High Rise (Western typeface), Sulaco, Polaroid, Tech Noir (a dot matrix typeface based on the nightclub sign from The Terminator), Slabbers II, Windician (art deco), Cryptocube, DMC 12, Ken Jp (oriental simulation typeface), PxlSQ, Scorpione, Monotronic, Advancer (dot matrix face), Avico, Discolyde, Film Sequence, Modern Vision (based on an unknown typeface which was used in the opening credits of The Terminator, The Running Man, Class of 1999, and also used on Robert A. Heinlein's book covers (there's a font called Heinlein which is similar)), Cromagnon, Gace, Midora Sans, Squarium (constructivist), Cheque Matte (octagonal), Plusminus, Advancer Lite, Magnetofunk (retro-futuristic), Integrafia (piano key stencil face), Network9, Cechida, Rendez-Vous (condensed square slab face), Rendez-Vous II, Equantum, Karelian Stencil, Cryptocube, Neolexia, Ambiente, Stencilae (stencil), Linearis (horizontally striped), Contrafacia A and B (horizontally striped typefaces), Stereovision, Hypetron (based on the TRON logo), Degré (hexagonal), Typorabilis, Wunderkind (kitchen tile face), Kiova Captura, Biomehanika.

Typefaces from 2013: Starast Maxi, Starast Next, Lugar, Siquid (dot matrix face), Devico (constructivist), Meco (based on Meco's logo), Confiant A, Confiant B, Zerusta, Carat, Combonaut, Jet Set Groove, Cifira, Gace, Condensbit, Synditon, Abciria, Vulthraesk, Rendez-Vous (+II), Instrumenta (based on Neville Brody's Industria), Saturation, RndEX, Rewinder, Power Electronics (an octagonal typeface based on the Captain Power logo), Obsidian Deco (a gorgeous fat piano key typeface), Electrone, Plusminus, Connector Module, Scorpione, Perficio, XOX Design, Da Capo (bold slab serif), Gradiator, Phatprogy, Genexus, Finica Sharp Script, Power Electronics (based on the Captain power logo), Aftertouch (a wide sans), Telecharger, Vicenti, Modicea, Submachine (based on Stanley Davis's Amelia), Genera Deux (a computer font), Genexe, Network 9 (connect-the-dots), Square Earth, Future Earth (trekkie font based on an old Terminator logo), Cechida, Supernature, Siberiada (a great Russian simulation typeface with a medieval touch), Defigma (bilined), Carat, Back to the future (based on the movie logo; called Rewinder on FontStruct), Vibrion (techno face), Connector Module, Wunderkind (a tiled typeface), Yaguar, Pacific Serif (slab serif), Aerogenes (wide techno font), Windician, Commandant (a wide art deco stencil face).

Typefaces from 2014: Brigadier, Freelight (rounded stencil), Stencilae, Protocol Sans, Vicenti, Submachine, Dalecarian, Equantum, Twiphex, Waremann, Wolfen, Waltraud, Carat, Teotihuacan, Rendez-Vous (+II), Major (didone), Ambiente, Kiova Captura (based on the font used in Kiev camera manuals), Glissando, Cheque Matte (athletic lettering font), Vibrixean (sci-fi), Licoricette, Protagon (Greek simulation), Rewinder, Ardeus (futuristic, LED simulation), Techsyna (sci-fi), Rezonans (piano key style), Modern Vision, Trideko Display (multilined typeface), Xeometro (octagonal), Verbica, Megalith (a great black slab), Calibro.

Typefaces from 2015: Coffee,-Juice,-Food-2, Electric-Blue, Karakteristika (blackletter tattoo font), Memogo (horizontally-lined font), Proximitro, Stratus, Super-Eurobeat, Verdisquo, HI-NRG, Modern Vision (based on a font used in the opening credits of The Terminator, The Running Man, Class of 1999), Workflow (stencil), Blackwing.

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Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)
[Francesco Mistico Canovaro]

Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. Dafont link. Canovaro's Behance link. Also called ZeroFont and Zetafonts. Typefaces:

  • Aliens and Cows (2016). By Canovaro. LI>Lightstrike (2016). A thin (and free) brush font by Canovaro.
  • Byom (2016). A tweetware organic sans typeface family by Francesco Canovaro.
  • Adlibitum (2016). A blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro.
  • Morbodoni (2016). A display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro.
  • Aquawax (2015). A sans family by Canovaro and the Zetafonts team.
  • Armonioso (2014). A creamy connected signage script.
  • A Day Without Sun (2014, by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini).
  • Another Shabby (2014, a primitive script by Francesco Canovaro).
  • Antipasto (2007, by Matteo Di Iorio). A clean elegant sans by Canovaro.
  • Arista (2007) and Arista 2.0 (2010). A simple rounded bold sans typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro and Adolfo Monti.
  • Arsenale White and Arsenale Blue (2009). Children's hands, done by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro, Andrea Mi, Debora Manetti, Katiuscia Mari, and Jonathan Calugi.
  • Bistecca (2005). A bellissima extra-condensed serif font created for ego[n] 5 and for the cover of ego[n] 4.
  • Braciola (2006). Monospaced and octagonal, with stencil styles added.
  • Brushstrike (2015). By Canovaro.
  • Byron (2006). Handwriting.
  • In 2010, Canovaro designed the Bubblebody Fat and Bubbleboddy Extra Light. These fonts were discontinued in 2016 and replaced by Bubbleboddy Neue.
  • Bulletto (2015). A retro baseball script.
  • Cibreo. A basic sans typeface by Canovaro and Monti.
  • The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (2015, Zetafonts, by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Debora Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia.
  • Delizioso (2008). Art deco.
  • Digitalino (2013).
  • Docporn (comic book style).
  • Duepuntozero (2010). By Canovaro.
  • Filetto (2009). A sans modeled after DIN 1451 done by Canovaro, Debora Manetti and Katiuscia Mari.
  • Handvetica (2005). Arched.
  • Happy Frush Zero (2014). A random note font.
  • Happy Funghetto (2015). Fifties style lettering.
  • Hello Script (2015). Curly and calligraphic.
  • Modulo3 (2008). An artsy beauty.
  • New Romantic (curly grunge).
  • Panforte (2013) and Panforte Serif (2013): hand-drawn typefaces.
  • Prozak. Consists of zProzak-Bold, zProzak and zProzakLight (2006). A basic sans typeface by Canovaro and Monti.
  • Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006). Free download at OFL.
  • Square80 (2009).
  • Sugo (2007). By Canovaro and Monti.
  • Taller (2009, ultra-condensed), Taller Evolution (2009), Tallest (2009, ultra-condensed).
  • Targa Monospace. Inspired by license plate lettering.
  • Targa (2002), TargaMS (2002), TargaMSHand (2002).
  • Tutor (2006). Rectangular, pixelish---what I call a piano key font.

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Zilap (or: Mr. Zilap)
[Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios]

Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios runs the design and illustration studio Zilap in Medellin, Colombia. In 2014, he created the hipster typeface Zilap Normal. In 2015, with the cooperation of LJ Design, he created the free futuristic typeface TRG Zilap and the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik. Zilap Tribu (2016) is an alchemic African tribal font, Zilap Oriental (2016) is an alchemic oriental simulation font, Zilap Corporative (2016) is designed for corporate indentities, Zilap Natural (2016) is a rounded sans typeface, and Zilap Espacial (2016) is an alchemic space era font. Gabi Barnat designed the tribal font Zilap Barnat in 2016. Zilap Marine (2016) is a wavy display typeface. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿