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Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Pest, Hungary-based designer of Hexa (2012, free hexagonal typeface).
Trefort Grotesk (2014) is a custom unicase monoline condensed sans typeface that was created for a World War II monument at Eötvös Loránd University to commemorate the university's students and professors who died during the war.
In 2016, he designed the octagonal typeface Matematica: Matematica is a rounded, unicase, mono-spaced, pseudo-bitmap typeface constructed on a 5-by-5 grid. Relying on the most basic geometric shapes, the typeface draws heavily on the work of Dutch Bauhaus typographer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990).
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the hand-crafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
During her graphic design studies in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ami Littlefair created Paperclip (2013), Colostic (2013: purely geometric shapes), Backtrack (2013) and Croudi (2013, a stitching typeface). Inspired by the constructivist movement, she created Geometric Typeface (2013) by superposing and juxtaposing geometric solids. Other geometric experiments include Line Alphabet (2013), Diagonal Alphabet (2013, a stitching font), Connecting Alphabet (2013).
In 2014, she made the free hipster font Aesthetika.
Or Ana Margarida Felipe. For a project at University of Aveiro in Portugal in 2016, Ana Margarida Soares (Figueira da Foz, Portugal), Filipa Oliveira and Joana Silva designed the geometric solid typeface Clumsy Types. Earlier, in 2012, at the same university, Ana Margarida Soares and Joana Silva codesigned the display typeface Palalimbagan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrea Malpede (Nocive Laboratory, Naples, Italy) works in London. He created the ornamental alphabet called Maxicanito Nocive Font (2011). He also did Baboletor (2011, a superposition of basic geometric shapes), and Busy (2011).
Graphic designer in Lyon, France. She created the colorful textured geometric solid typeface Dyslexie (2013), the geometric display typeface Codex (2016), and the connect-the-dots electronic circuit typeface Le Lien (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (spurred blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Graphic designer in Rennes, France, who created the über-modular typeface One Curve (2015), in which each glyph is either a rectangle or a quareter circle. He also made the free monoline sans typeface Crossed Type (2015) [careful: the zippyshare download site has viruses]. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in New York City, Bianca Alcantara designed the geometric solid caps style Box Alphabet (2015). Earlier, at UFMA (Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil), in 2014, she created the vernacular typeface Traço together with Ana Carolina Aquino. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1975 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Kahl graduated in 2001 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. Boris Kahl is Art Director of the German advertising agency MAGMA (Büro für Gestaltung) since 2001. He cofounded the German type and design weblog Slanted. His type designs are published at Volcano Type (Karlsruhe):
free fonts at Dafont include Filou Medium (2010, calligraphic).
German designer who is now located in Chicago, IL. For a club night in Frankfurt, she created the straight-edged techno typeface Sexpol (2014). For KISD Gala 2012, she designed an experimental geometric solid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the Schule für Gestaltung Basel, Christoph Ruppli created a hexagonal typeface (2014) and a bicolored geometric solid font called Duplex (2014). In 2015, still exploring the geometry of type design, he created Blox and Square. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and lettering artist in Austin, TX, who created the warm display typeface Mainsail CPC (2012), and the masculaine rounded octagonal slab serif typeface Batten CPC (2013). In 2014, he made Scrimshaw CPC (Latin, kana and Cyrillic), Siren CPC, and Batten Sans CPC.
Typefaces from 2015: Armada CPC (a wide sans), Beach Ball CPC (a geometric solid font; Filled and Outline), Compass Rose CPC (a geometric sans family designed for web sites), Mutiny CPC (an angry all-caps brush typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Waves CPC (pixel fonts), Wave Blackletter CPC (pixel fonts).
Montreal-based studio with a French-only web site. Designers of the gorgeous Split (2015), the geometric solid typeface Braziu (2015), the multilined prismatic art deco typeface Brooklyn Fat Black (2015) and the pixel typeface Pixies (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Despite his name, André Vlaanderen was a Dutch designer, 1881-1955. He drew several alphabets, such as Moderne Schabloonletter (1933, a geometric stencil), and Silhouetteletter (1933, a counterless geometric solid art deco face).
Haiku, Maui, HI-based designer of the display typeface Boga (2015) and the free 3d Escher effect font Volume (2015). He also made vector hand icons and a free AT Vecor Symbol Logo font.
During his studies in Lisbon, Portugal, Diogo Tomas designed the experimental phonetic alphabet Less (2017). His geometric solid typeface Aedifico (2017) only uses rectangles and triangles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).
In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).
In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
F37 (or: Face37)
Located in Boxtel, The Netherlands, Giel Cobben designed of the geometric typeface Droplet (2010). He took five fundamental shapes (modules) to contstruct this modular font. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)
Andreas Gustavsson is a Swedish designer, b. 1979, located in Nyköping. At MyFonts, starting in 2013, the name Andreas Brunelius started to appear as the designer of most of the typefaces. It is possible that Andreas Brunelius = Andreas Gustavsson. Gustavsson's typefaces were first published under the foundry name Jagjavi, but in 2014, that name changed to Gustav & Brun.
Creator of the simple hand-printed typeface Kohicle 25 (2009). See also his waxy letter studies from 2010.
At his commercial foundry, he published Pushups (2012, hand-printed 3d face), Itchy Handwriting (2012), Docklan (2012, textured face), Herbarium (2012, plants dingbats) and Old Earthy (2012, a hand-drawn font inspired by the mid 19th-century art movement with William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood).
Typefaces from 2013: Sweeper, Paper Cuts, Nanu and Nanu Simple Ornaments (hand-drawn poster font), Macro (fat headline or poster face), Macro Print (the eroded version of Macro), Karl and Karl Black (blackboard bold typeface family).
Kristianstad, Sweden-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of an alphabet coinsisting only of solid geometric shapes called Geoalfabet (2013). She also created the illustrated caps alphabet I Want To Be (2013).
Korean-born, New York-based Hoon Kim is with design consultancy Why Not Smile. In 2015, he published the typeface family Pin at Colophon: Pin is a three-weight, nine-cut family of geometric sans-serif types, available in dot-matrix, stencil, and (monoline) solid variations. [Google] [More] ⦿
Guildford and/or Cranleigh, UK-based creator of the pixelish typeface Speakerbox (2014), the hipster typeface Yelofinch (2014), Pinkfinch (2014), Clock Icons (2014), Weather Icons (2014), the cryptic typeface Kruptos (2012) and of the pixelish typeface Type Beast (2013). Shapabet (2012) is an alphabet composed entirely of simple geometric shapes.
During her studies at Escola d'Art i Superior de Diseny de Valencia, EASD, Isa Lloret (Trieste, Italy) created a geometric solid alphabet that was inspired by the Bauhaus work of Josef Albers, and colored it according to Kandinsky's paradigm of relating color to shape. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Radi Safi (If You Build It) is the Sydney, Australia-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Happy (2015), the sans typeface Swish (2014) and the display typefaces Panthony (2015), Salvesen (2014, designed for the cover of a CD by Sydney artist Atlas B Salvesen) and Smoke Signals (2014).
Polish designer of the Hebrew typeface Haim (1930s). Adi Stern writes about Haim and another Polish-designed Hebrew font, Sapir: Both typefaces are clearly influenced by the Bauhaus and early modernism and involve simplified, constructed and more geometrical forms. The Haim typeface holds seven symmetrical letterforms while the Sapir has eight of them. The Sapir brings on stage several additional important features. First, as a monolinear sans-serif, it is far more constructed than the Miryam. The Sapir is basically made of simple geometrical shapes, similarly to many Latin faces of the time (e.g. Futura). Second, it uses identical forms, rotated, to make different letters. Third, it introduces---probably for the first time---convex curves instead of flat x-height horizontal strokes. The design of those curves might have been inspired by Hebrew semi-cursive or cursive handwriting, but it is more likely an attempt to simulate the Latin script's x-height curved nature.
Joana Silva (Joana Silva Design, Figueira da Foz, Portugal) codesigned the display typeface Palimbagan in 2012 with Ana Margarida Soares during their studies at the University of Aveiro, Portugal. For a project at University of Aveiro in Portugal in 2016, Ana Margarida Soares (Figueira da Foz, Portugal), Filipa Oliveira and Joana Silva designed the geometric solid typeface Clumsy Types. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Singapore. Creator of Honk (2012), an ornamental caps typeface on the theme of musical instruments. She also designed the triangulated colored typeface Rainbow Puke (2012) and the geometric solid typeface Playful Type (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
At Loughborough University (UK), Kornel Faludi designed a set of generative typefaces (2016), i.e., typefaces that are very modular and computer-generated to a large extent. His typographic oeuvre is quite experimental. Many use just basic geometric structures such as circles, arcs and rectangles. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
London, UK-based designer of the multilined typeface Disqo (2015), the geometric solid typeface No Name (2015), the smooth decorative caps typeface Salmonype (2015), and the rounded sans typeface Mars (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Madrid and/or Dubai-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Cloudy (2014), which was created during a workshop led by Pablo Abad. She also created the beveled 3d typeface Arch (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lucie Will (Edinburgh, Scotland) created the typeface Three Shapes (2013) using just three geometric shapes, a triangle, a rectangle, and a circle. The result is remarkably classy, and shows, once again that imposing design limitations ahead of a task often leads to pleasing results. [Google] [More] ⦿
Architect and graphic designer in Madrid, Spain, who created several modular typefaces in 2016, including a piano key style, a circle-themed style, and a geometric solid style. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Melville Brand Design
Led by Michael Schmidt, with participation of Florian Brugger, Lars Hamsen and Johannes König (art director, b. 1979). This German design studio made the free font Melville Too Bold (2009). Johannes König graduated from the University in Salzburg as a "Magister for Multimedia-Arts" he worked for Fantomas and Starshot Munich as a free-lance art director and illustrator. In 2010, Johannes published the art deco all caps typeface Abracadabra and the variable stroke size typeface Trick Pony at Volcano.
In 2012, he created the alchemic typeface Mestizo, which was published by Volcano. Accius, Alerio and Amias are three substyles that deal with the basic geometric shapes, while the Balbo, Belus and Borba styles are for playful icons.
Leira, Portugal-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Optimist (2016), which was designed during her studies at ESAD CR. Other typefaces by her include Chaos And Creation On The Backyard (2016) and Everyday Blades (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Kharkiv, Ukraine, Anastasiia Sokha designed an elaborate deco typeface called Memphis (2015). The name refers the Memphis Style promoted by the Memphis group in 1981, for whom decoration and styling was a game to combat austere modernism. They achieved this by combining flashy geometric shapes with bright colors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nemury (was: Tsuyatsuya Nemury)
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer and typographer, aka Alfieri. Flickr link. Behance link. He designed Playful (2010), a geometric font that was inspired by 3d toys for children. Odyssea 652 (2010) and Odyssea 632 (2011-2012, Thinkdust) are also geometric in nature. This poster showcases his lettering. With Mariano Farias, he formed Plenty. At HypeForType, Plenty published the arts and crafts typeface Odyssea (2011).
Primary School Fonts
The Sheperdson Community Education Center's Primary Math's Font set includes 3-d geometric shapes, coins, 2-d shapes, die typefaces, LED digits, math symbols and fractions and pies. There is also a cursive script set for children at 25 Aus$. All by Rupert Russell. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in New York City, who created the geometric solid typeface Blue Hue (2013).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the free display typeface Deslavu (2015), the display typeface Typ (2015), and the geometric solid typeface Jhon (2015). In 2016, he designed the alchemic typeface Namory. [Google] [More] ⦿
Roger Schami (b. 1991) is a designer in Los Angeles, who, during his BFA studies at ACCD (Art Center College of Design) in 2012, created Blok, a display typeface designed for the 2015 Milan Work Expo. Blok uses standard heavy geometric shapes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Udine, Italy-based designer in 2016 of the geometric solid typeface Moon and Diamonds (created to celebrate Aretha Franklin), Bazar (a sans loosely based on Mark van Bronkhorst's Conduit designed in 1997), Woman Serif, Man Sans (avant garde), and HausNCo (inline Bauhaus style). [Google] [More] ⦿
School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)
Jean Greatorex is the Aussie designer (Casuarina, NT) of the freeware font YMVictorianDots (1995). Commercial font set (20 A$$) includes 3D Geometric Shapes, Australian coins, 2D geometric shapes, die typefaces, digital numerals, math symbols, fraction pies and tallies. His "Shepherdson Community Education Centre" is now called School Fonts. Among handwriting fonts for kids, he has NSW Foundation (7 weights), Qld Modern, Qld Beginners (7 weights), Tasmanian School Fonts (8 weights), SA Beginners (7 weights), Victorian, WA, NT and SA Linked Cursive. The math set includes Geometric Shapes, Any Fraction, Mathematical Symbols, and Time and Money. The handwriting sets come with seven fonts, Bold, Dots, Cursive, Outline, Regular, Numbered Dots and Numbered Outline. He also has New Zealand school handwriting fonts (7 styles), Stick&Ball (4 fonts), Letter Box (4 fonts) and Casual (2 fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Chattanooga, TN, in 2013, Stephanie Fast created an experimental typeface by using only three design elements---a straight line, an arc, and a rounded rectangle. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swifty Typografix (was: Command (Z))
Ian Swift, aka Swifty, designed Dolce Vita, Hand Job and Miles Ahead at his London-based outfit, Command (Z), which he set up in 1995. Defunct and replaced by Typomatic in 1998. Other fonts: Coltrane (1994, inspired by old John Coltrane record sleeves), Funkadelic (1999), Bad Eggs (1997, a hand-drawn stencil font), Obsolete, Repo-Thin, Slice of Cake (1996), Positive Ident (1996), Bit Normal, Fat Arse (1997, a sofa-shaped font shown in Nathan Gale's book as due to Mitch, who is also credited with the liquid font Perpetual (1998)), Gunshot (1992), Keep it Locked, Bear, Cut It Out (stencil), Get Stoked, Chain Gang (stencil), Sci Fi Classic, Astral Funk, Beat Box Bold, Too Cool, Soul Tree (stencil), Thought (organic), Bad Bull (stencil), Phat Black, This Reg, Dingwalls Plain, Jumbo Light, Jumbo Bold, Coltrane Phat (piano key style), Single Whip, Five Point Fuzzy. Emodigi site. His Maze 91 at FUSE 1 is very interesting--it shows what you can do with rectangles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro (b. 1982) who created a mecano-style typeface called Articulada (2011) and the basic geometric shape typeface Patriota (2012, based on the Brazilian flag). Articulada won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012. In 2015, Thales designed the pixel typeface Nativa over at FontStruct.
During his studies in Bolton, UK, Tom Davidson created Malevich (2013), a typeface that was inspired by the classic suprematist coloured geometric shapes and lines of Russian artist Kazemir Malevich. [Google] [More] ⦿
Victor Navarro Barba
Eric Ellis (widmest.org) is a graphic designer. He has some nice type posters (especially one called Reinvent The Alphabet that shows an experimental alphabet made up of arcs, rectangles and triangles), as well as a few fonts, including Arms (the endings of the strokes are hands). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Barcelona who made the potato stamp typeface Geo Basic Fifteen (2013), in which all letters are crafted from fifteen basic geometric shapes.