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[Gaspipe fonts have glyphs that are monolinear with long straight edges and rounded ninety-degree corners, just like gas pipes. The image above is from a font called Pipe, made in 2017 by Adem Tas.]








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Achaz Reuss

In house type designer at Elsner&Flake. He designed an elegant high-contrast art deco display typeface Miami EF in 1994, the broken black lettering typeface EF Splitter, the horizon lettering typeface EF Eastside in 1995, and Nivea in 2000 (for Beiersdorf).

Designer of the Bank Gothic style gaspipe sans family FF QType (2004, FontFont) in Condensed, Compressed, Extended, SemiExtended and Square versions.

In 2007, he created Bodoni Stencil (URW++). Other URW creations include Latin, Nimbus Roman Modern Compress, URW Compress and URW Oklahoma (art deco).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Linotype link.

Catalog of his typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adem Tas

Konya, Turkey-based designer of the pixelish typefaces Admtas (2017) and Incomplete (2017), and the water or gas pipe typeface Pipe (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aldo Novarese

Italian designer, 1920-1995, who designed most of his typefaces at Nebiolo in Turin. Until 1975, he made about 30 families at Nebiolo, and after 1975, he produced about 70 further families of fonts. With weights included, he created about 300 fonts. Biography by Sergio Polano. He was very influential, and wrote two important books, Alfa Beta: Lo Studio e il Disegno del Carattere, a study on font design and history (1964), and Il Segno Alfabetico (1971). Essay by Sergio Polano on Novarese. The list of fonts done at Nebiolo:

  • Landi Linear (1942). This was revived in digital form in 2011 by Toto as K22 Landi Linear.
  • Etruria (1940-42)
  • Express (1940-43)
  • Normandia (1946-49, with Butti, and 1952)
  • Athenaeum Initials (with A. Butti, 1945-1947)
  • Fluidum (+Bold) (1951, script). Revived by Ralph Unger as Butti (2011).
  • Fontanesi (1951-54, an all caps rococo font). Digital revivals include Fontanesi RMU (2018, Ralph M. Unger) and Fontanesi (2003, a free font by Frogii).
  • Microgramma (1952, with A. Butti; available at URW++). This was done as an alternative to Bank Gothic, and is identical to Eurostile Bold Extended.
  • Nova Augustea (1951, ITC Augustea Open)
  • Egizio (1953-57), a slab serif [see E710 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002, or Egizio URW (2009, quite complete family with 5 styles) or Egizio EF (2001), or Thierry Gouttenègre's Aldogizio (2013)]. For a specimen, see here.
  • Cigno (1954). This script typeface was revived an extended as P22 Cigno (2008, Colin Kahn, P22).
  • Swan (1954), aka Cigogna (with A. Butti).
  • Juliet (1954-55). For a superb revival and extension of this copperplate script, see Canada Type's Ambassador Script (2007).
  • Ritmo (1955)
  • Rhythm (1955)
  • Garaldus (1956-ff). A garalde digitally revived in 2012 as Garaldus by Flanker.
  • Slogan (1957). Digital revival by Terry Wudenbachs in 2010 called P22 Slogan.
  • Recta (1958-1961). This is a large sans family. Canada Type published an 18-font revival in 2011, also called Recta.
  • Estro (1961). A western font now found in the Mecanorma collection.
  • Fancy (1961)
  • Exempla (1961). Published by VGC in 1966. Third Prize in the 1966 VGC National Type Face Design Competition.
  • The Eurostile family (1952: caps, with Alessandro Butti; 1962: lower case). This is carried by many foundries such as Adobe, Linotype, and URW++. Eurostile lookalikes include Aldostile (Autologic), ES (Itek), Eurasia (SoftMaker), Eurogothic, Eurostar (MGI Software), Eurostyle, Eurostile Next (Akira Kobayashi), Gamma, Jura (Daniel Johnson), Microgramma, MicroSquare (SoftMaker), Microstyle (Compugraphic), NuevoSolStile (Cayo Navarro), SD Eurostile Elite (Justin Rotkowitz), Square 721 (Bitstream), Waltham. Noteworthy is Eurostile Round (2014), a rounded version of Eurostile by URW++.
  • Patrizia
  • Magister (1966)
  • Forma (1966). Alessandro Colizzi explains: From 1965, following a marketing-oriented approach focused on the user, the management set a research group of graphic designers to work on a new typeface design. Headed by Novarese, who provided the basic alphabet, the team included Franco Grignani, Giancarlo Iliprandi, Till Neuburg, Ilio Negri, Pino Tovaglia, Luigi Oriani, and Bruno Munari. The collective design process was based on an analysis of contemporary sanserif typefaces and legibility tests, to develop a more mature, humane interpretation of the Swiss sanserif trend. The process was quite laborious with monthly meetings spanning across over two years. In 1968, Forma was eventually released as lead type. As its name implies, Forma aimed at representing the ideal letterform of its time, equally appealing to designers, printers and the general public. The typeface was favourably received by the design community (it won a special mention at Compasso d'oro in 1970), but although initial sales were encouraging, it could not really compete in a market already saturated by Univers, Helvetica and the like. . A grand revival of Forma, described by Indra Kupferschmdt, was organized by Roger Black for Hong Kong Tatler (as fashion mag). The revival was executed by Font Bureau's David Jonathan Ross in 2013. See David Jonathan Ross's site.
  • Oscar (1966)
  • Lambert (Compacta lookalike)
  • Metropol (1967). This gaspipe typeface was digitized by Patrick Griffin at Canada Type in 2007 as Press Gothic. Originally, it was meant as an alternative to Geoffrey Lee's Impact at Stephenson Blake.
  • Elite (1968, a boring linear script, digitized in 2005 by Canada Type as Fontella)
  • Fenice
  • Stop (1971; available at Mecanorma, Linotype, URW++, Elsner&Flake)
  • Dattilo (1974, an Egyptian face) (1974): his last creature for Nebiolo, a typewriter type. It was considered as a slab serif companion of Forma. This typeface was revived as a variable font in 2020 by David Jonathan Ross.
His post-Nebiolo fonts:
  • Primate (1972), for AG Berthold. For a digital revival of this wedge serif, see Luca Terzo's Noctis (2020).
  • Sintex 1 (VGC, 1973). A revival and expansion of this funky nightclub typeface was done in 2008 by Patrick Griffin at Canada Type as Stretto (2008).
  • Sprint (1974). A script typeface. Digital versons: Sprint (Linotype), Sprint (2019, SoftMaker).
  • Bloc (1974, VGC)
  • Mixage (1977 Haas, a lineal font, now ITC Mixage) 1985?
  • Novarese Book (1978, now ITC Novarese Book)
  • Lapidar (1977)
  • Andromeda (1978, VGC)
  • Global (1978, VGC)
  • Fenice (1977-80; now ITC Fenice)
  • Expert or Expert Haas (1982-1983). At Haas'sche Typefoundry.
  • Floreal Haas (1983). A decorative and slightly wavy serif published by Haas'sche Schriftgiesserei.
  • Colossal (1984); see Colossalis at Berthold, a slab serif sports lettering family)
  • Stadio (1974). A reverse contrast sans that was published only as a rub-on transfer typeface. Revived in 2020 by the Zetafonts team as Stadio Now.
  • Symbol (1982-1984, now ITC Symbol)
  • Arbiter (1989, Berthold)

View Aldo Novarese's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexey Popov
[Popskraft Lab]

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Alif Ryan Zulfikar
[Sakha Design]

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Alison Argento
[Dear Alison]

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Andrew McCluskey

Independent game developer Andrew McCluskey (NAL Games, Dundee, Scotland, b. 1991) published hundreds of free typefaces before 2015 under the NAL label. In 2015, Andrew McCluskey, after becoming Allison James, joined forces with Daniel Johnston and set up Chequered Ink in bath, UK. They live in Newport, Wales. Andrew's pre-merger fonts are listed here.

Andrew McCluyskey designed the free LED-inspired Kinglify (2011), Digital Display (2012), and Princelify (2011). Manly Man (2011), Metal Arhyrthmetic (2011) and Ace Futurism (2011) are semi-octagonal. Consider Me Vexed (2011) and Pixel Flag (2011) are pixel typefaces.

In 2012, he made She Curls in the Mist, Xero's Karma, Pastcorps (army stencil), Gnome Splinters, Fought Knight, Vermin Vibes (futuristic), Vermin Vibes 1989 (pixel face), Vermin Vibes 2, Vermin Vibes 3 (2014), Vermin Vibes Diet, Vermin Vibes Redux, Dubbing Star (futuristic), Sorrier Statements, Particulator (an octagonal paper fold typeface), Coder's Crux (a pixel typeface created for programmers, FontStruct), Triggering Fanfares (octagonal), Alt West, Notalot25 (pixel face), Notalot35 (pixel face), Lord Juusai (inspired by the logo for Lord Tensai from WWE), Zephyr Jubilee (an alien language simulation typeface), Bevel Fifteen, Xero's Theorem (sci-fi), Sawchain (2012, FontStruct), Dubbing Step and Here Be Dubstep (FontStruct), Italic Bricks, Gang Wolfik (angular, +Blade), Ruaturecu, Quous Inno, Electramaniacal, Xodohtro-Nu (a black octagonal typeface), Distortion of the Brain, Berate the elementary (techno face), Not sure if weird or just regular, Opulent Fiend, Rawhide Raw 2012 (techno, inspired by the WWE Raw logo of 2012), Particulator II (octagonal), The Missing Link (trekkie), Thunderstrukk, Understrukk, Ganf Wolfik Blade (a pointy Blade style font).

Typefaces made in 2013: Call of Ops Duty, Spinebiting, Laceration, Casual Hardcore, Zany Races, Vermin Vibes 2 Nightclub, Exoskeleton, Perspire, Piston Pressure (sans), Particulator III, Liberty City Ransom (grunge), Zdyk Leo, Variety Killer (grunge), Savantism, Vermin Vision, Zdyk Sagittarius (a circle-based experimental font), Milestone One (a gaspipe sans), Comfortably Fucked, Noasarck (+Sporadico, +Quattro), Future Time Splitters, Heart Breaking Bad, Jan Hand, Erhank, Exoskeleton, The Rave Is In Your Pants, Minecraft Evenings (inspired by the Minecraft logo), FoughtKnight Victory (a video game font), Piescese, Comic Spans, Cauterise, Dead Font Walking (rough-edged poster font), Cutthroat Clawmarks, Eride (grunge), Effervescent Superbeings, Front Page News, Kill The Noise (brush script), Distort You A Lesson (grungy), Vermin Vibes 2 Black, Vermin Vibes 2 White, Vermin Vibes 2 Soft, Dubstep Cadence, Relapse Into Madness, Kings of Kings Lynn (dadaist), Smorgasbord, Scream When You'Re Ready, I Phone You Phone, Respire, Perspire, Vermin Vibes Slant, Sharp, Cursivertex, Rick Lobster (stencil face), Cursivertex, Vermin Vibes Dystopia (cyberpunk), Wabbit Sans, Calligraphy Aquiver, Agra Axera (knife-edged sci-fi face), The Keepsake Days, See You At The Movies, Xero's Proof, Vermin Vibes Out Of Ink (textured), Melancholic Roadeo, Wickermanor (a stiletto typeface), Lord Juusai Rises, Vermin Vibes Ex, Vermin Vibes Roundhouse, Just in the Firestorm, Stuntcroft (modular), Ghetto Magnetic (grunge), QA Reports (fat finger typeface), Y-Andermo (stiletto style), Dragon Slapper.

Typefaces from 2014: Man Flu (FontStruct), Zany Races, Big Quicksand, Modern Caveman, Alpha Sapphire (a Pokemon typeface), Omega Ruby (a Pokemon typeface), Schweiz, Beta (FontStruct), Jawbreaker (FontStruct), Tomorrow Wind, Embezzler, Royal, Final Gambit (grungy athletic lettering), NAL Hand, Fingbanger, Dont Waste That Napkin (squarish font), Bold Testament, Cisgender, NonchalantLove, Grelsey Kammar (sic), Valiant (stencil), Anger Management, Italipixel, Ultramarine, Nero (sci-fi font), Bamboozler, Seriffic, High Jinks, Iregula (sic), LNR Phonetic Alphabet, Primary School, Playtime (3d face), Electromagnetic Lungs, Node to Nowhere, Alienated (trekkie font), Questrian, Scars, Da Se Nei (art deco), Dance Floor (dot matrix face), Edge Cutting, Lord Juusai reigns, Superpower Synonym (fat brush), Fought Knight Die (techno), The Thrill of the Kill, Lay of the Land, Deavantgar (art deco), Confidel, Fight Night, Comeback of the Damned, Vermin Vibes Corrupto, Chandstate, Scars, Bustin Jieber (pixel typeface), A Dash of Salt, Come Rain or Fall, Xsotik, Sanseriffic (avant-garde sans), Cassius Garrod, Effortless Tattoo, Coder's Crux 2, Radaro, Overdrive Sunset (brush face), Dead CRT, Fatality's Edge, Tolerant, Coder's Crux 2 (dot matrix), Consider Me Vexed (pixel face), Diamante, Pixel Flag, Aardvark CWM Type, Enter The Grid, Vermin Vibes 2 EDM XTC, Byron, See You at the Movies 2, And Then It Ends, God Hates Westboro, Writing Without Ink, Zdyk Aquarius, Curvert, Superdie, Rocky Road, Animal Silence (constructivist), Gnaw Hard, 19th Century Renegade, Trip Trap, Freudian Slit, Digital Dismay (LED face), Zdyk Pisces (circle-based typeface), Zdyk Scorpio, Guilty Treasure (techno), Wolfganger (inspired by Wolfgang Gartner), Xero's Retreat, Sitdown (octagonal), Stencylette, No More Justice (blackletter), Masterblast (sci-fi), Kesha (sci-fi), Primal Dream, Grandma's Television, Keyboard Warrior, Foughtknight, Blissful Thinking, Positive Reinforcement, The End of Days.

Typefaces from 2015: This Sucks (pixel font), Front Page Neue, Vermin Vibes Mert, Rock Elegance, Stripes.

Typefaces from 2016: Enter The Grid, Fill In The Gaps, FoughtKnight, Grunge Tank, Alt West.

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

Anthony Bowe
[Geronimo Fonts (or: Paradox Fontworks, or: Typewire Studios)]

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Associated Typographics (or: Public Type)
[Michael Cina]

Head of Cina Associates, Michael Cina (Minneapolis, MN), has started many a typographic and graphic design enterprise in his long career. Associated Typographics was founded in 2012.

Typefaces from 2012 include the gas pipe modular typeface family Ramsey, which was followed in 2015 by Ramsey Condensed and in 2021 by an updated version of Ramsey to a 54-style rounded squarish typeface.

In 2013, he published the eight-style bold geometric stencil family Skol, and created the custom sans typeface family Matterhorn with Matthew Desmond for Disney. In total, Cina made nine custom typefaces for Disney in 2013.

In 2014, he published the squarish sans family Ramsey.

In 2015, he published Atelier (octagonal), Reileta and Stadt. Also in 2015, he designed the custom sans typeface Kate Sans for Kate Spade in New York.

Typefaces from 2016: YWFT Roamer.

Typefaces from 2018: Query (2018). A sans family that is insired by civil rights posters from 1968.

Typefaces from 2020: Ghostly Gothic.

Klingspor link. Additional URL. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bo Berndal
[T4 Typography AB]

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Bomparte's Fonts
[John Bomparte]

Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.

John designed the art deco sans typeface Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.

In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco typeface Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1931 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).

In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).

His 2008 typefaces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif typefaces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).

Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.

Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.

In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen typeface Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display typeface Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type typeface Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).

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

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

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

Typefaces from 2016: Shandy BF (a playful connected script).

Typefaces from 2018: Petals BF. A flourished curvaceous ornamental didone.

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

Breauhare Fonts
[Harry Warren]

Foundry created in 2006 by Virginia Beach, VA-based Harry Warren (b. 1961, Cape Charles). Digitization of the typefaces by Bob Alonso (of BA Graphics).

MyFonts sells Cooper Goodtime (2007, inspired by the lettering used on the CBS-TV variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)), Happy Trails (2007, based on the lettering (all upper case) that was used on most Trailways buses from 1936 through the very early 1960s), Jesus Saves (2008), Jesus Heals (2010), Neon Bugler (2008, a neon-light or paperclip font; digital help by John Bomparte; +Neon Bugler Squared), Future Bugler (2008), Future Bugler Upright (2010), Future Bugler Soft (2015, digitized by John Bomparte), Handmade Bugler (2009, digitized by John Bomparte), Southern Nights (2009, disconnected script), Scan (2010, a barcode-themed font), My Left Hand (2011), Minnesota Plaid (2011, a gaspipe family digitized by John Bomparte), Bauhaus Bugler (2013, digitized by John Bomparte: monoline Bauhaus style sans; compare with Qero Nite), Bauhaus Bugler Soft (2015), Fast Food (2014). Daddys Hand (based on Harry Warren's father's hand; digitized by John Bomparte), and Dime Store (2007).

Klingspor link.

Showcase of Harry Warren's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Feldt
[Great Scott]

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Darius Samek
[Elster Fonts]

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David Suid

Type designer from Santiago, Chile, who created the neo-humanist sans typeface family Hartwell (2017, W Foundry). Hartwell comes in 18 weights from thin to heavy and features matching italics.

In 2018, he designed Armin Grotesk (W Foundry: it pays homage to Armin Hoffmann, one of the prominent designers in the Swiss genre).

In 2019, he released Friends at W Foundry, a 14-style modern sans characterized by a gaspipe lower case f.

Typefaces from 2020: Moncler (+Variable; a 22-style all caps modernist font family), Armin Soft.

Typefaces from 2021: Cassius (a 10 style garalde family with two additional variable fonts; it is characterized by the lower case a and s which appear to be vomiting). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dear Alison
[Alison Argento]

Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).

Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.

Barnstormer Script (2010) is a sign painter typeface. Gonte (2013) is a sketchbook script typeface. Saskya (2015) is a rough chancery script.

Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.

In 2016, she designed the architectural lettering typeface Robard, the brush script typeface Beckford Script and the ballpoint pen script Generous Hospitality.

Typefaces from 2020: Postale (a monoline gas pipe sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dominik Krotscheck
[zum Egon]

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Elster Fonts
[Darius Samek]

German designer of:

  • Kontext Dot (2021). A halftone printing font. Still in 2021, this was followed by Kontext H and Kontext V (an experimental font family that plays with optical effects).
  • Billund (2021). A textured marquee font emulating letters made with Lego pieces. Billund covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
  • The six-style gaspipe font Magpie (2021), which comes with additional stencil styles.
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Eric Pelletier

Designer of the gaspipe typeface Prototype (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederick W. Lambert

British type and graphic designer who taught at the London College of Printing and headed Letraset. His typefaces:

  • LetterForm No. 2 (1953). See Letter Forms: 110 Complete Alphabets (by Fred Lambert, Dover, 1972; edited by Theodore Menten; 19 editions of that book were published between 1964 and 1990).
  • Sans Stencil (1959).
  • Compacta (1963, Letraset) is a super-condensed heavy industrial sans-serif family that can be used in phone directories, ads for airplanes, and masculine newspapers. It is in the gaspipe genre that descended from Schmalfette Grotesk, led to Haettenschweiler and Impact, and to Matthew Carter's masthead type for Private Eye. Compacta ended up in the digital as ITC Compacta and found its way to the Linotype collection, and by osmosis, to the Bitstream collection since 1990 (where the font took on a life as Swiss 930 and as Compacta Bold BT), and at Scangraphic in 2004 (as Compacta SH). Compacta's style was popular in the early 1960s: Rolling Stones albums such as Aftermath and 12x5 and The Who's I Can See For Miles either use Compacta or are in a similar style. It was in use on the cover of The Sexual Fetish (1965). It was also used as the titles and credits font for shows such as Emergency and The Six Million Dollar Man, as well as on-screen by NBC Sports from 1991 to 1995, and in the TV series Baywatch. It has been used by the Seattle Mariners Major League Baseball team since 1993. Compacta appeared as the logo typeface for World Wrestling Federation's television program SmackDown from 1999 to 2001.
  • Annlie (1966, Letraset). A strong black didone typeface with beautiful numerals that later became an ITC font, ITC Annlie.
  • Linear (1969, Letraset).

Linotype link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Geronimo Fonts (or: Paradox Fontworks, or: Typewire Studios)
[Anthony Bowe]

First called Geronimo Fonts, then Paradox Fontworks, and then Typewire Studios, this American studio created these free fonts in 2015: For Sara, Funkytown, Necktie (blackboard bold), Northpoint (strong octagonal varsity font), Kevin Eleven (handcrafted 3d font), Back to School (handcrafted), Musicnet (dot matrix font), Anxiety, Starship One, Astronaut City (comic book style), Internet Friends, Solitude (rounded sans), Kinetic Extreme (+Solid), Crank, Disco Flow, Psychedelic, Lemons, Bokai, Royalty Code, Operation (military octagonal stencil face), Northwest (squarish), Hijack, Establishment, Jamstone, Skinz, The Antenna, Distortion, Los Mesitos, Rock Salmon, Hand Stencil, Crossroads, Upton Funk, Zero Theory, The Million Mile Man (3d outline font), Blueberry Pie, Boraodway Musical, Block Cartoon, Cinematic Language, Kayak, Aerospace, Russian (constructivist), Lines (white on black), Ohio Collegiate, Alkaline.

In 2014, Anthony designed these typefaces: The Ambrosia Society, The American (stencil), Clockwork (rounded and octagonal), Basico 1983, Crash Test, Christmas Sweater (textured, knitted), Dysfunctinal, Winter Sans, Tazorblade, Origami, Kingsbury, Mike, Secret Stencil, Braillefont, Encrypted, Spacecraft, Retro Serif, Something Blue, Lakeside, Amelia Pond, Kindergarten, Superpowers, Homeboys, Dispensations, Neutron (sans), Chrome, Mandarin, Battlecry (stencil), Spacebar, Starlight, Square Deal, Timeline, Simpetico, Guardians (octagonal), Pixel Rocks, Snakeway, The Spaceman, Paint Brush, Series Slab, Simple Life, Warehouse, Flappy Birdy, Brushmark, Hammers and Strings, I Do Not Trust You, My Dad Drives Me Crazy, Scriptfont, Widehand, Bastille, Destruction, Remember, Handlebars, Marksman, Animated, Chubby Gothic, Highlight, Lighthead, Random Type, Readable, Archibald, Stenciles, Andersans, Gondola (monoline geometric sans), Sundance Neue, Jangotype, Limousine, Crayon Kids, Packing Tape, Cartoon Adventures, Telescope, Little Shrimp, Destiny (FontStruct), Al Dente, Copper Four (piano key font), Digit LCD, Dimension (horizontally striped), Highway Block Sans, Integration, Overload (LED font), Scoreboard LED, The Distance LCD, Ace Gaffigan, Grean, The Distance (FontStruct), Reason to Believe, Quincy Egbert, Oklahoma, Anonymous, Amaretto, Espionage (horizontally striped), Waffleboy, Angular, Equalizer, Spangled, Freewind, Ancient Grease, Black Pine Trees, Etra Preview, Fun Fragment, Multilingual hand, Red Velvet, The Fragile Wind, Lightweight Serif, Instant Access, Black Pixel, Rapid Mental Thursday, Blue Chucks, Hand Power, Royalty Waffles, Anger Management, Pocket, Effective, Florida, Pencil Sharp, Silence Will Fall (a prison say counter font), Chuck, Caged, Diamond, Uncle Salsa, Zebru, Sun, Stafona, Questions, Fancy, Sunwave, Doodle Digit, Einstein Grand, Lollipop, Lemon Rose, Gentleman, Jukebox, Fuzzy, Monster Taxi, Popsicle, Ripleys, Fragment, Crashy, Ravioli, Little Picnic, Strobelight, Cool, Cheddar (hand-printed) and Comic Fade (a dot matrix font done at FontStruct), Schnoodle, Ice Cubed (pixel face), GF Albert, Garfield, Black Friday, National Industry, Warlox, Moneto, Troublemaers, Sundrop, Magnitude, Break The Chain, Black Fire, Ralph, Hexoto, Flubber, Crazy Smile, Angel, Cheapskate, Flatboard, Stitcher, Black Shadow (20143, a dripping blood font), Probably Yes, True Love, Charlie, George, Alpine Script, Aztec Kingdom, Megafont, LCD Expanded, Generation, Arcadia, Cosmo, Jokerface, Deco Future (a blackboard bold typeface, +Inline). Many of the typefaces were made with FontStruct.

Typefaces from 2016: Inklings (textured), Scorpion (squarish), Vincentio (text typeface), University (varsity font), Gameplay, Barbershop (squarish blackboard bold style), Elevation (sans), Revolution Script, New Chinese (oriental simulation), Underground, The Neverlanders.

Typefaces from 2017: Snowball, War of 1930, Superguns, High School, Destructive (octagonal stencil font), American Grunge, French Fries (shaded).

Typefaces from 2018: Oldies Cartoon, Showtunes, Topline (squarish sans), Grunge Band, The Friendly Indians.

Typefaces from 2019: Land+Mine (spurred), Jersey Slim.

Typefaces from 2020: Meatloaf (pixelish), Space Galaxy, Ouitfield Pro (heavy sans caps), Alkine (circled letters), Flower Girl (alphadings), Lightzone (a dot matrix font), Gameplay 1987 (a pixel font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graviton
[Pablo Balcells]

Graviton is a small type foundry based in Buenos Aires, Argentina. It was founded by Argentinian type designer Pablo Balcells in 2013.

Balcells created these typefaces in 2012, most of which cover both Latin and Cyrillic: Engranajes (bike gears), Eslava Inline, Eslava Double Line, Eslava Stencil, Eslava Solid, Eslava Outline, Solida (10-style sci-fi blocky sci-fi typeface), Pixelar, Armadura (a monoline octagonal typeface with a stencil style), Oboe (an ultra-fat blocky typeface), Cuantica (sci-fi) and Led.

In 2013, he published Gubia (a condensed elliptical techno sans), Mensura (a gaspipe sans), Mensura Slab, Mensura Titling (all caps titling typeface family that includes outlined and stencil styles), Mensura Slab Titling, Herradura (an 8-style wide wood type slab serif), and LED.

Typefaces from 2014: Necia (modular), Necia Stencil, Tecnica Stencil, Tecnica Slab Stencil, Aguda (modular geometric sans), Aguda Stencil, Cintra (gaspipe sans, +Stencil, +Inline, +Outline), Cintra Slab, Tecnica, Tecnica Slab.

Typefaces from 2015: Violenta Slab (+Stencil, +Unicase, +Inline), Violenta (+Inline, +Unicase, +Stencil).

Typefaces from 2016: Citadina (techno sans family). Still in 2016, Jeroen Krielaars and Pablo Balcells co-designed the animated pixel typeface Pixelar.

Typefaces from 2017: Estricta (a slightly elliptical techno typeface), Ruda (+Ruda Unicase, +Ruda Stencil), Ruda Slab.

Typefaces from 2018: Binaria (an octagonal family), Ordax (an industrial sans typeface by Pablo Balcells, Mariya Vasiljevna Pigoulevskaya and Donna Wearmouth).

Typefaces from 2019: Electronica, Intensa, Masiva (a geometric sans).

Typefaces from 2020: Holgada, Densa (an 8-style condensed sans), Nebulosa (a sci-fi typeface), Naftera (a squarish typeface).

Typefaces from 2021: Tuerca (an 8-style octagonal typeface), Oxima (an 8-style technical sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Great Scott
[Daniel Feldt]

Daniel Feldt is a graphic designer and illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden. His early typefaces include Furiosa (2015, a fat brush script), Bob (2015, a heavy octagonal mechanical typeface) and Gunnar Bold (2015, a rounded sans).

Typefaces from 2016: Applejack (thick brush script), Knuckle Sandwich (dry brush), Midnight Rider (dry brush script), Wilder (a condensed handcrafted typeface), GS Frank (a sans family influenced by DIN and Eurostile), Gunnar (handcrafted rounded sans), Cherie Bomb (brush font), Margot (brush script).

Typefaces from 2017: Etheline (sans), Handwritten Halloween, Fright Night, Narrabeen Brush, Luchador (a great vintage layered font family), Alma Mono (rounded monospaced sans).

Typefaces from 2018: Stray Bullets, Knicknack (rounded sans), Rockaway Beach.

Typefaces from 2019: Nostromo (octagonal), Deckhouse, Brickton (a vintage layered font), Emmylou (sans+signature styles), Manufaktur (techno or gaspipe sans), Post Box (a ballpoint pen font).

Typefaces from 2020: Alma Sans (a low contrast sans), Stonehill (a bold handpainted sans serif typeface for display or packaging use), Morro (a counterless geometric poster typeface), Redig (a bold condensed chamfered / octagonal sans appropriate for athletics or news print). Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gustavo Paz

Creator of the free airforce / techno font Airborne (2012, OFL) and the free techno typeface Nasdaqer (2013, OFL), which was inspired by the NASDAQ logo.

In 2014, Gustavo published Robotech, New Academy (gas pipe caps face), Anita SemiSquare Normal (OFL).

Devian Tart link. Aka Terran 21 and Panta Rei. Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harry Warren
[Breauhare Fonts]

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horsecow

Student at DMACC in Des Moines, IA, in 2013, who designed the thin gas pipe typeface Pipeline (2013, FontStruct). His second typeface was Walking Stick (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Ng

Hong Kong-based designer of the elegant thin monoline sans typeface Linlegrey (2017), the handcrafted Charmie (2017) and School Rules (2018), and Slendergrey (2017).

Typefaces from 2019: Camaly.

Typefaces from 2020: Bolula (a gaspipe sans), Carnival (a draftsman's font), Santario. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Levine
[Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces]

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Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
[Jeff Levine]

This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.

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John Bomparte
[Bomparte's Fonts]

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Julius Steponavicius

Graphic designer in Vilnius who graduated from the Vilnius Academy of Arts in 2012. In that year, he created the corporate gaspipe typeface Machine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Kostelansky

Pittston, PA-based creator of Grecian Gunslinger (2012, octagonal and slabby), Kostel Infinity Sans (2012, gaspipe typeface), Defiance (2012, a didone headline typeface designed for photographer Ronald N. Tan's upcoming book "Defiance"), Hedron (2012, octagonal and slabby), and Kostel Slab Serif (2012).

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kookoogurl123

FontStructor who made the fat gaspipe typeface Zoombaz (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levi Bunyan

Designer from Aberdeen, Scotland, whose studio is called Aekido.

He created Relic (2011, an abstract geometric caps face), UniStenc (2011, stencil face), Wonderland (a simplistic sans headline face), Body (2011, monoline geometric typeface with some stenciled letters), and Diamond Sans (2011, caps only).

In 2012, he designed Blackjack Gothic, and Body Shop (a thin stencil typeface for The Body Shop).

In 2013, he published Oznacheniya (inspired by Bulgarian signage), Pipeline (a gaspipe caps only typeface), Modular, and Black Grape (a monospaced sans typeface).

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

Luis Lobo

Portuguese designer of the oily gas pipe typeface Getti Sans (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marit Angenita Otto

Dutch type designer who published the experimental typeface Jazmo in 2012 at URW: Jazmo is an offspring of an assignment I did for a Dutch architect. A classic building and coincidently the place of my studio in my hometown Zwolle, Netherlands, needed to be renovated. My job was to design the house numbers and signs for this building. This building I refer to was built in 1932 and designed according to the New objectivity architecture. Now it accommodates several artist and craftsmen and also houses students. In my design I used elements of the Art Nouveau.

In 2013, she published Smooth Buggaloo (URW++), a typeface that was inspired by the music of the sixties. Le Rock (2013, URW++) is a bouncy freeform display typeface. Labyrindo (2013, URW++) is inspired by Greek labyrinths.

In 2014, Marit published Pipeline (URW++), a gaspipe or paperclip typeface, Filistique (URW++, a flowing informal unconnected script typeface), and Nipon (URW++), a display typeface.

In 2015, still at URW++, she created the stylish display typeface Democrazia, the hybrid oriental/Arabic emulation typeface Eurabia, the display typeface family Kosmique, the meccano typeface C-Nation, the squarish stencil typeface Constructa, the squarish revolutionary typeface Picastro (the name is a contraction of Picasso and Castro; not to be confused with Leon Hulst's signage typeface Picastro, made a year earlier), and the display typeface New Daily.

Typefaces from 2016: Roundabout (an elliptical sans, URW++), Beyond Babylon (an Arabic simulation typeface, URW++) [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Max Phillips
[Signal Type Foundry]

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Michael Cina
[Associated Typographics (or: Public Type)]

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MyFonts: Gas pipe typefaces

MyFonts selection of gas pipe typefaces. View a more complete list of gas pipe typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Dawdy

Lincoln, NE-based designer of the serif display typeface Volere Bene (2017), the tweetware squarish typeface Diotima (2017) and the free sans display typefaces Lysis (2017) and Milk (2017).

In 2018, he designed Chocolate Milk, the gaspipe typeface Nebraska, Eames, Maybach, Warehouse, the bilined typeface Symposium, JS Sans (free), the squarish Love, the roman caps typeface Asthenia, and the free typeface Trolly Dodgers Condensed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nuno Dias

Portuguese media artist (b. 1982) who lives in Braga and Covilhã. He graduated in 2007 in Multimedia Design from the University of Beira Interior, Covilhã. Designer of the paper-fold typeface Origram (2008) and the free gaspipe typeface Makhina (2012).

In 2014, he started selling fonts. Commercial typefaces include the condensed poster typeface Bohemian Slab (2014) and the tall condensed charmer Fabuleuse Slab.

In 2017, he designed the rounded sans semi-stencil typeface Meteoric.

MyFonts link. Behance link. Creative Market link. Devian Tart page. Dribble link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Open City Design
[Phil MacIsaac]

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island-based designer of the free rounded retro typeface Narwhal (2018), the expressionist blackletter typeface Krautrock (2018), the free blackletter typeface Scotland (2018) and the free handcrafted typeface Soviet League (2018).

Free typefaces from 2019: Norilsk, Chernobyl (Cyrillic simulation), Kaiser (a rounded blackletter), Campaign, Revolucion (constructivist), Oligarchy, Contraband (a free monoline script), Viking, Myrkvior (rune emulation), Vintage74, Art Nuvo (psychedelic, art nouveau).

Typefaces from 2020: Vanity (a free German expressionist typeface), Nordic Club (a national park typeface), Shogun (a gaspipe font), Contraband (a monolinear font duo), Pariah (a rounded heavy blackletter). Dribble link. Open City Design link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Balcells
[Graviton]

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Phil MacIsaac
[Open City Design]

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Popskraft Lab
[Alexey Popov]

Alexey Popov, or Alex Pop for short (Popskraft Lab, Buchardo, Argentina, and now New York City) designed the children's book / cartoon font family Beebzz and the comic book typeface Beaverist in 2016. In 2013, he created the techno typeface Technozis. In 2017, he published the layered font 3D Bulb Lamp, the beveled typeface Legend, the (great!) neon font Nightlife, the Warm Lamp alphabet, the colorful children's book font Happy Kids, and the art deco sans typeface Artnoova.

In 2018, he designed the spurless sans Alterhard and the plump script font AlPuzato.

In 2019, he published the wide display sans typeface AlterGlam and Beebzz Rounded.

Typefaces from 2020: Cattyfox, Alterglam (a wide and fashionbable geometric sans family, started in 2019), Neonlife (a multiline neon font).

Typefaes from 2021: NeonLife (a multilinear neon font), Beaverist (a 9-style monolinear vernacular marker pen font), Exelancer (a 10-style futuristic typeface), Alterhard (a 9-style gaspipe sans) (a 9-style condensed spurless sans with large x-height, started in 2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Raihan Nizar

Raihan Nizar (b. 1977) is the Indonesian FontStructor who made Cubos (2011, squarish and geometric), Pixelized Handwriting (2011), Lost in Future (2011, sci-fi face), Valdero (2011), Simplicity (2011, kitchen tile face), Bold Type (2011, octagonal), Fat Cribbo (2011, gridded), Block Out (2011, in the style of the commercial typeface Pincoya), Smooth (kitchen tile face), Quadro, Minimal (geometric, gridded, almost a kitchen tile face), Zkratchy (scratchy face), Retro Mania (almost a Western face), Techno Light, Blockz, Box Building (3d outline face), Metropol (outline techno face), Space Adventure, Electric City, Cubix, Revolution, Pixel, High Volume, and Letters In The Blocks in 2011. Many of these typefaces are pixelish.

Typefaces from 2012: Dequatrion (fat stencil face), Konnekto (electrical circuit font), Devoltas, Forsid (cubist painting font), Etnis (squarish), Electro (counterless and octagonal), Mr. Ken (very fat face), Squadlest (squarish), Neonize (dot matrix face), Simplicity (kitchen tile face), Sound System (squarish), High Volume, Bajaj Sans (gaspipe sans), Bulat (fat counterless typeface), Elektro (blocky, counterless), Elektro Forest, The Slabbers (Egyptian), Kotakisme (counterless and geometric), Bhekhathe (thin geometric typeface), Insomnia, Siliko (metal band logo font), Motakku (labyrinthine, op-art).

Typefaces from 2013: Yamko Rambe Yamko (alchemic typeface), Farmhand Script (poster script), Luikeza, The Ugly Script, Gerobak (fat, counterless).

Aka cablecomputer. Fontspace link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rasul Hasanov

Designer and illustrator in Baku, Azerbaijan.

He created the elegant Retro Baku (2018; for Latin and Cyrillic), the free experimental font Delogy (2018), a Cryptocurrency Icon set (2018), the free modular typeface Protos (2017), free stone age script Gobustan (2016: named after the 40,000 year old rock art found in Gobustan), the free gaspipe font Big Font AZ (2012), Gazal (2012) and Sharq (2012, Arab simulation face). Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reza Rasenda
[Zealab Fonts Division (or: Zea Fonts, or: Zea Lab, or: Zeaspace, or: Bagerich Type Foundry)]

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Sakha Design
[Alif Ryan Zulfikar]

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of these script typefaces in 2020: Amillea (a rabbit ear script), Hayatti (a rabbit ear script), Koalla, Vyodra.

Typefaces from 2021: Pumpkin Smile, Dead Bear, Hallo Witch, Christmas Leaf (script), Spooky Ghost, Christmas Queen (script), Alveru (an all caps sans), Miver (a gaspipe font with tiny terminals), Miver, Voklea (a thick monolinear informal typeface), Fun Zone (a polygonal cartoonish display font), Lightmoon (a sign-painting script), Lovely Summer (script), Andyou (an upright script), Summer Peach (a scrapbook script), Tropical Leaves (a calligraphic script), Aneliya (script), Green Leaves (a heavy calligraphic script), The Spring (script), Youth Line (a monolinear script), Youth Line (a monolinear script), Chill Rabit (a scrapbook font), Spring Sweet (a scrapbook script), Easter Gift (a fat finger font), Christmas Bear, Rastica, Love Lea (a Valentine's Day script), Beatlove (a wild upright script), Cheerful Yellow( Christmas Bright (a scrapbook script), Easter Nice, Bright Love (a Valentine's Day script), Christmas Night (a script typeface), Valentine Soul (an upright calligraphic script), Christmas History (a rabbit ear script), Christmas Bell (script), Withrose (calligraphic script), Ageitha (an upright rabbit ear calligraphic script), Thanklove (script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sam Potts

Designer of Addressograph. Sam Potts and Sam Potts Inc are located in Brooklyn, NY. His sketches of Addressograph are based on lettering from a vintage ad for the Addressograph-Multigraph Corporation, manufacturers of the Addressograph addressing machine that stamped out dog-tag-like plates that were used to print mailing labels at high volume. The glyphs of Addressograph follow the gaspipe lettering style popular in the United States in the 1930s and 1940s. In 2014, Jesse R. Ewing (Midwest Type), created the retail typeface Addressotype that is based on Addressograph. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Saul Bass

American graphic designer and Oscar-winning filmmaker, best known for his design of motion-picture title sequences, film posters, and corporate logos. Born in the Bronx, NY, in 1920, he died in Los Angeles in 1996. Bass worked for some of Hollywood's most prominent filmmakers, including Alfred Hitchcock, Otto Preminger, Billy Wilder, Stanley Kubrick and Martin Scorsese. Among his best known title sequences are the animated paper cut-out of a heroin addict's arm for Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm, the credits racing up and down what eventually becomes a high-angle shot of a skyscraper in Hitchcock's North by Northwest, and the disjointed text that races together and apart in Psycho. Bass designed some of the most iconic corporate logos in North America, including the Bell System logo in 1969, as well as AT&T's globe logo in 1983 after the breakup of the Bell System. He also designed Continental Airlines' 1968 jet stream logo and United Airlines' 1974 tulip logo, which became some of the most recognized airline industry logos of the era.

Type design came as a by-product of his famous logos or movie posters. He designed the artsy Rainbow Bass (1982), as well as a gaspipe-style logo typeface for Alcoa (1963) to accompany his logo for Alcoa.

Revivals and descendants of Bass's work:

  • Alumi (Michael Hernan). Based on the Alcoa typeface.
  • Hitchcock (Matt Terich). A free font. This is strictly speaking not a Bass revival, because Dave Nagata did most of the drawings. The style, however, is one hundred percent vintage Bass. According to Keith Morris, the lettering artist who did the lettering for the Saul Bass titles was Art Goodman. Not soi according to Jill Bell: Art Goodman did not do the lettering for Saul Bass. Rather Saul utilized a number of different lettering artists through out his career. Harold Adler did most of the Hitchcock/Preminger titles, Maury Nemoy did some (St. Joan).
  • Chank Diesel's Hitchcock (1997).
  • Rainbow Bass, a vertically striped disco style design, was remade by Nick Curtis as Backstage Pass (2008), Kymmera Deco NF (2011), and High Five and High Five Jive.
  • Harold Lohner's Alumino (2008) was inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa.
  • Saul (Laura French, 2011) is based on the cut-out letter movie titling style used by Bass in some movies.
  • In 2015, Robin Lassalle created Saul Bass Font to honor Saul's genre.
  • Zetafonts pays tribute to Bass in their Double Bass (2018, by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini).

Jennifer Bass (his daughter) and Pat Kirkham published Saul Bass: A Life in Film&Design (2011). The book's blurb: This is the first book to be published on one of the greatest American designers of the 20th Century, who was as famous for his work in film as for his corporate identity and graphic work. With more than 1,400 illustrations, many of them never published before and written by the leading design historian Pat Kirkham, this is the definitive study that design and film enthusiasts have been eagerly anticipating. Saul Bass (1920-1996) created some of the most compelling images of American post-war visual culture. Having extended the remit of graphic design to include film titles, he went on to transform the genre. His best known works include a series of unforgettable posters and title sequences for films such as Alfred Hitchcock's Vertigo and Otto Preminger's The Man With The Golden Arm and Anatomy of a Murder. He also created some of the most famous logos and corporate identity campaigns of the century, including those for major companies such as AT&T, Quaker Oats, United Airlines and Minolta. His wife and collaborator, Elaine, joined the Bass office in the late 1950s. Together they created an impressive series of award-winning short films, including the Oscar-winning Why Man Creates, as well as an equally impressive series of film titles, ranging from Stanley Kubrick s Spartacus in the early 1960s to Martin Scorsese s Cape Fear and Casino in the 1990s. Designed by Jennifer Bass, Saul Bass's daughter and written by distinguished design historian Pat Kirkham who knew Saul Bass personally, this book is full of images from the Bass archive, providing an in depth account of one of the leading graphic artists of the 20th century.

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Signal Type Foundry
[Max Phillips]

Signal Type Foundry & Drawing Office is a type foundry in New York City, est. 2012 by Max Phillips (b. 1957, New York City), a typographer, graphic designer, toy designer, creative director and novelist who moved to Dublin, Ireland, in 2013 with his Irish spouse. His typefaces:

  • FF Spinoza Pro (2011). His first type design, developed over a period of eleven years. FontShop: With the goal of readability in mind, Phillips named the typeface after 17th century rationalist and lens-grinder Baruch Spinoza, a man whose job it was to help people see clearly. The type family is meant as an elegant workhorse, a classic text family with just enough individual character to hold its own in display sizes. It was inspired by mid-century German book typefaces like Trump Mediaeval and Aldus, and by the types of Nicolas Kis. The forms are narrow and economical, with open counters. The line is firm and distinct. Strong, thick strokes and serifs help it grip the page.
  • Center (2013). A technical monoline sans typeface with soft lines. It is based on a round rectangle. Followed by Center Slab in 2016 and Center 2 in 2019.
  • The prismatic / hypnotic multilined typeface Vibro (2011), an op-art font that received the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in 2012.
  • Pressio (2016). A condensed to wide wood-inspired sans typeface family. See also Pressio Stencil (2018).
  • Baasic (2016). A standard sans typeface: Baasic was designed for Dublin-based design office aad. baasic, and was intended as a plain, hardworking grotesque---a simple tool for clear communication.
  • Ballinger Mono and Ballinger (2018). Published by Signature Type Foundry, Max explains: Ballinger began life as a single-weight proprietary typeface called baasic [...] We have developed it into a fully-featured eight-weight family with matching italics. Sources include early 20th century jobbing sanses like Morris Benton's News Gothic, and Candia, a 70s-era typewriter face Josef Müller-Brockmann designed for Olivetti, which had unusually deep junctures that added energy to letters like m and n. The family takes its name from Raymond A. Ballinger, the great mid-century American designer, author of "Lettering Art in Modern Use," and champion of elegance and readability. Ballinger has large counters and a generous x-height. Followed in 2019 by Ballinger Condensed.
  • Mortise (2019). A welcome addition to the slab serif genre by Sean Mongey and Max Phillips. Max writes that the long, slightly curved vertical serifs give it a raffish, mustache-twirling air.
  • Sinter (2019). A gaspipe sans.
  • Tenon (2019). A great sans based on Mortise. By Sean Mongey and Max Phillips.
  • Dashiell (2020, Text, Bright, Fine). He writes that it is an attempt to combine the warmth and frankness of Caslon with the lucid elegance of Garamond.
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T4 Typography AB
[Bo Berndal]

Swedish commercial foundry in Stockholm. Bo Berndal and Torbjörn Olsson are two of T4's main type designers. The sister company A4 designs newspapers.

Typefaces at Myfonts include:

  • T4-Batory (2006). A futuristic elliptical monoline geometric family by Berndal.
  • T4-Batoswash (2006).
  • T4-Botobe.
  • T4-CaballeroScript.
  • T4-Cartesius (2006). A roman typeface by Berndal.
  • T4-Eknaton.
  • T4-Geometra.
  • T4-Gertrud.
  • T4-Hagalind.
  • T4-Havel.
  • T4-InterruptDisplayPro (2007, Olsson). A sturdy monoline packaging and/or gaspipe typeface.
  • T4-Kantor.
  • T4-Mixtra (2006: Roman, Sansserif, Slabserif). A masculine family by Berndal.
  • T4-MotorMouth.
  • T4-Museum (Borders, Fournier, Ornaments, Tertia Cursive).
  • T4-OneNightStand.
  • T4-Pelegotic.
  • T4-Picadyll (2006). An art deco typeface by Berndal.
  • T4-Sergel (2007). A multiline chiseled sculptural typeface.
  • T4-TYMAGaramont (2007). Its designer, Bo Berndal, writes: The TYMA Garamont Roman was inspired by the Berner-Egenolff type sample from the 1560s. The Italic was inspired by a sample from Robert Granjon, also from the 1560s. The name TYMA is short for AB Typmatriser, a Swedish company founded 1948, because the Second World War stopped all import of matrices for Linotype and Intertype typesetting machines. It took until 1951-52 before the import was up to speed again. Until then, Sweden had to fend for itself. TYMA produced all technical equipment needed for type production, including the pantograph to cut the matrices, a complete set for each size and version. The templates for Garamont Roman were initiated by Henry Alm 1948. Bo Berndal was hired the following year, and continued the work by drawing and cutting templates for the rest of Garamont Roman, as well as for the remaining Garamont family. Bo Berndal stayed at TYMA until it went bankrupt in 1952. At that time Bo Berndal had already kick-started his career as type designer by drawing the typeface Reporter for one of the big daily newspapers, Aftonbladet, a version of Cheltenham for another daily, Dagens Nyheter, and copied several old typefaces for other customers. Librarian Sten G. Lindberg at The Royal Library of Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket, procured copies of original type samples. Henry Alm started the work in 1948, and Bo Berndal completed it - finally in this OpenType version.

Catalog at MyFonts. View Bo Berndal's typefaces.

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Tipokujna

Tipokujna (Typo Kitchen) is a workshop organized in 2013 by Macedonian type designer Lasko Dzurovski and Creative Exchange. The typefaces made during this workshop can be freely downloaded:

  • Cover (Nebojsa Geleski, Goce Veleski, Anke Klein, Vlatko Ristov). A strong-willed sans typeface.
  • Topola (Milan Stojanov, Anastasia Manasievska Georgi night, Elena Gjorgjievska). A thin sans display typeface.
  • Banana (Vanja Stork). A Cyrillic-only hand-drawn typeface.
  • Tube (Sanja Spasovska). A gaspipe sans.
  • Constellation (Martin Kovachki). A connect-the-dots typeface.
  • Kenzo Tange Light & Slab (Mary Veterovska, Irma Velkoska, Igor Delov, Iko Ilievski). A great geometric slab and sans pair.
  • Skorid (Lasko Dzurovski). A heavy octagonal / mechanical typeface that can stop a Russian tank.
  • Mountain (Isaac Vishnjikj). A sans typeface.
  • Bipolar (Mickey Stefanovski). A thin geometric avant-garde sans in which condensed and wide letters can be mixed for dramatic effects.
  • Karmakasha (Alexander Peshevski). A rounded sans.
  • Apron (Alexandra Noveska). A hand-printed typeface.
  • Hoi (Costa Lazarevski).

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Wade Winebrenner

Graphic designer in Savannah, GA. Creator of the gaspipe typeface Arbitor (2012).

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Youporn

FontStructor who made the gas pipe display typeface Pornstar (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zac Freeland

During his studies at Grand Valley State University, Grand Rapids, MI-based Zac Freeland designed the gas pipe typeface Effecto (2013) and the free squarish modular typeface Cornerstone (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zealab Fonts Division (or: Zea Fonts, or: Zea Lab, or: Zeaspace, or: Bagerich Type Foundry)
[Reza Rasenda]

Founded in Bandung, Indonesia in the middle of 2019 by graphic designers Reza Rasenda (b. 1993) and Riska Chandra Dewi, Zealab Fonts Division specializes in and is inspired by urban culture, luxurious brands and street posters. Reza Rasenda designed these typefaces in 2020: Crenzo (a free sci-fi typeface), Pherome (a fashion-conscious display serif), Arguman (an aerodynamic or speed font), Oldblue (an interlocking retro font), Digitany (pixelized), Ethique, Brightfate (with Riska Candra Dewi; a sharp-edged typeface that conjures up images of a guillotine), Bagerich (an art nouveau genre display typeface by Reza Rasenda and Riska Candra Dewi), Digitany (pixelish), Rigeko (a refreshing display typeface), Chillion (in the heavy rounded serif genre), Anglestein (a sans inspired by retro car and amplifier lettering), Millik (a sturdy angular poster typeface), Bellinzo, Shirens, Roundlane, Oldblend (a 4-style circle-based sans family, possibly renamed Oldblue), Richson (a sans inspired by pop punk, rock, hardcore music and skateboarding), Airbolt (a futuristic racing font), Roseford (a display typeface), Qultiva (a display typeface), Ethique, Hochland (tall, condensed, urban), Rodenberg (a beer bottle font), Aveline (a display serif), Quilla, Monschone (a fashion mag sans in one style).

Typefaces from 2021: Chuten (a display typeface), Ephidona (a decorative serif), Claycozoa (an intestinal typeface), Elgista (incised and hipsterish, with mostly trapezoidal stems), Amovand (a decorative serif), Willton, Olieva, Waffold, Bogam (a great free black display font), Voca (brutalist, in their view), Gover (a gaspipe sans, +stencil), Agne (a decorative serif).

Type Department link for Zealab. Type Department link for Bagerich Type Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

zum Egon
[Dominik Krotscheck]

Graphic designer in Brunn am Gebirge, Austria, b. 1989, who graduated in 2012 from the New Design University in St. Pölten. His thesis work was the sans typeface family Fahrplan (2012). He is located in Judenburg, Austria, and operates as zum Egon (and before that, as Dwiedoml). Domink Krotschek's partner at zum Egon is "Julia".

In 2012, he created the layered font family Fudge. He also created the rounded sans typeface Dega (2012), as well as Pixelstuff (2012).

In 2013, he created the layered sans family Furunkel. This arts-and-crafts typeface is characterized by the possibility of having different top, middle and bottom thirds of the capital letters.

Later in 2013, he set up the commercial type foundry Dominik Krotscheck in Judenburg, Austria. His commercial typefaces include the layered system Furunkel (2013) and Floz (2014, a gaspipe sans). Free typefaces include Keel (2013) and Firty (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Schnipsl (a stackable paper cut-out typeface family), Clarke (at The Designers Foundry), Flounder (a condensed all-caps sans serif font), Flounder Pro.

Typefaces from 2015: Rhea (condensed all caps sans serif fonts), Unfug Tight, Unfug Wiggly, Unfug Box (a nice fat handcrafted poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Agnes By Hand.

Typefaces from 2019: Darlene (a Peignotian sans with rounded corners).

Typefaces from 2020: Edith (a handmade serif type), Corso (an ultra condensed sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿