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During his studies at FADU, UBA in Buenos Aires, Agustin Kurincic designed the geometric solid typeface Geo (2019). [Google]
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Graphic designer in Bilbao, Spain. In 2017, Hamex Design (Bilbao, Spain), Teresa Bacelar, Laura Pajuelo, and Ainara Rodriguez co-designed a geometric solid typeface. [Google]
Pest, Hungary-based designer of Hexa (2012, free hexagonal typeface).
In 2013, he published the beautiful free poster font Mopster.
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).
Dafont link. Behance link. Cargo Collective link [Google]
Thiene, Italy-based designer of Geometric (2019). [Google]
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.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Etewut Serif, Etewut Sans, New Lobster (sigange script).
As Etewut Graphics in Florence Italy, he published Pronto (2018, a monoline sans) and Allora (2018). [Google]
During his graphic design studies at UCA Farnham, Alex Hunt (London) created an unnamed modular typeface (2013), which only uses rectangles, circles and triangles. [Google]
Graphic designer in Toulouse, France, who created a geometric solid font and an experimental textured font in 2018. [Google]
Codesigner with Donald Tarallo at Tarallo Design of +FormPattern Color (2018). [Google]
Monterrey, Mexico-based designer of Tipografica (2014), a typeface based on simple geometric solids. Behance link. [Google]
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of an experimental typeface based on rectangles, triangles and circles (2015). [Google]
Stockholm, Sweden-based designer, with Jens Schildt, of a geometric solid typeface in 2018. [Google]
During her graphic design studies at UCA Farnham, Amber Maxwell (London) created the modular typeface Angle Right (2013), which only uses rectangles, circles and triangles. [Google]
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.
Dafont link. [Google]
Based in Sofia, Bulgaria, Ana Dobarova created the geometric solid typeface Ponyo (2014) for a children's book. [Google]
Ana Margarida Soares
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 co-designed the display typeface Palalimbagan.
In 2018, she designed the clorful all caps alphabet Tropical Birds. [Google]
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).
In 2013, he designed Xylophone (an experimental 3d font) and Siick Nocive.
Behance link. [Google]
[Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)]
Santa Ana, CA-based designer of a multicolor geometric solid alphabet called Geometric Type (2016). [Google]
Parisian designer of Retro (2016), a geometric solid typeface inspired by the Café Français in Paris. [Google]
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]
Anne Louise Rom
During her studies at Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen, Denmark-based Anne Louise Rom created a colorful geometric solid typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Designer of the geometric solid typeface Rotor (2014) and the hipster or black magic typeface Kom (2014). You Work For Them Link. [Google]
Graphic designer in London, who created the geometric solid typeface Aku Display in 2017. [Google]
Russian designer of the LED lights font LED (2015), the colorful 3d typeface Isometric (2016), and the bubblegum font Bubble Letters (2016). In 2017, he designed the colorful geometric all caps alphabet Memphis and the colorful sketched typeface Funky.
All fonts are in vector format. Aka Malina Shop. [Google]
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the hand-crafted typeface Caca (2017) and the geometric solid (Memphis style) typeface Yeah (2017). [Google]
Pokhara, Nepal-based designer whose work is characterized by bold colorful geometric patterns and constructions. Typefaces from 2017 include Roam (which Cina calls a tribal type) and the color font Beach Towel.
In 2017, she also published a wood type collection:
- Barn Raising. A sturdy sans-serif in regular and rounded.
- Prairie. A perfectly square geometric serif, in inline and regular.
- Broad Sheet. A wide slab serif with 1.5:1 proportions. This one has a western flair but is simple enough to work for a variety of projects.
- Prize. An ornate slab serif with a circus / carnival vibe.
- Extra extra. A quirky slab serif most like 1900s printmaking letters.
Creative Market link. [Google]
During his studies at Kuwasawa Design School in Tokyo, Aoi Kageyama created the geometric solid typeface Katie (2017). [Google]
During his studies in Rennes, France, Arnaud Laly created the geometric solid alphabet Transparence Typographie (2015). Behance link. [Google]
[Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin]
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramzehhh and as Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (free bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (a spurred tattoo / blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Martinez (Tuscan), Hughoney, Rockrace, Monabelia (Victorian), Philosophiya, Love Quake, Childwood, Circulat Decorative Frames, Dakmodal, Jemahok, Yasaman, Bsakoja, Meringam, Besigetz (Victorian), Bedempank, Ngamboel (a modern inline), Jemahok, Sirunian (decorative blackletter), Belinjangan (brush style), Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Mirandah (monoline, vintage), Subversia (Victorian), Bertha (a free display family that includes Shadow Line, Sans and Spurred substyles), Quickers, Marchelle (art deco), Lourena, Mellynda, Leophard (octagonal), Wishteria, Slashback, Katheryna, Febiolla, Tropicane, Maretha (a monoline script).
Typefaces from 2019: Monabelia, Nourishe (a fashion mag sans).
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Graphicriver link. Creative Fabrica link. [Google]
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.
In 2017, he published the bespoke typeface BirdYard, the free AO Grotesk (with poygonal outlines), free display sans typeface family Matol, the free geometric solid typeface AOX, which comes in Stencil and Regular styles, the free polygonal typeface family AO Mono, and the free monospaced Minimal Mono.
Behance link. [Google]
Verona, Italy-based designer of the geometric solid color font Loxi (2018) [Google]
Montreal-based art director who created the geometric solid typeface Artwork in 2015. [Google]
During her studies at the MIT Institute of Design in Pune, India, Avi Agarwal (New Delhi) created the condensed typeface Canister (2014), which is based on basic geometric shapes. [Google]
Artistic director in Paris who designed a geometric siolid and several other experimental typefaces in 2017. [Google]
During her studies, Jaipur, India-based Ayushi Bhandari created a geometric solid typeface (2015). [Google]
Graphic designer in Rennes, France, who created the über-modular typeface One Curve (2015), in which each glyph is either a rectangle or a quarter circle. He also made the free monoline sans typeface Crossed Type (2015) [careful: the zippyshare download site has viruses]. Behance link. [Google]
French designer of Fazioli (2017: a piano key typeface) and Mo (2018: a geometric solid typeface). [Google]
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]
Born in 1975 in Schwäbisch Gmünd, Kahl graduated in 2001 from the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Pforzheim. Boris Kahl is Art Director of the German advertising agency MAGMA (Büro für Gestaltung) since 2001. He cofounded the German type and design weblog Slanted. His type designs are published at Volcano Type (Karlsruhe):
- Athletic lettering: Sports (grungy, with Lars Harmsen), Sports Skinny.
- Blackletter: Frakturbo, Fraktendon (=Fraktur+Clarendon, co-designed with Harmsen)
- Dingbats: Mr. J. Smith Eye, Mr. J. Smith Head, Mr. J. Smith Mouth, Mr. J. Smith Nose, and Mr. J. Smith Wanted are experimental dingbat typefaces by Nikolaii Renger, based on an idea of Lars Harmsen, and digitized by Ulrich Weiss and Boris Kahl. These won an award at the 2005 FUSE competition. Multigenic are a collection of black and white boxes and rectangles (free).
- Dot matrix typefaces: C64 (original Commodore 64 font), Doublepoint (five styles), Monopoint (three styles), Rollerblind, Rollerblind Grid
- Grungy: Mud (free), Psycho, Poke
- Hand-drawn: Decomic Oblique
- LED style: Digibeck, Strichcode (a family co-designed with Harmsen).
- Kitchen tile typefaces: Bus, Bus PI.
- Patriot family, done with Lars Harmsen: Saddam, Commander Robot, Fidel, Slobbodan, Osama, George.
- Pixel typefaces: Amiga, Screeny, Pixel, C64, Fette Pixel
- Script typefaces: Filou (free, three styles)
- Techno typefaces: DigiBo, Teckbo (2002. Boris Kahl writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks)
- Uncial: Chaucer
free fonts at Dafont include Filou Medium (2010, calligraphic).
View Boris Kahl's typefaces.
Klingspor link. Dafont link. Volcano Type link. [Google]
Toronto-based designer of Mondrian (2013), a geometric font inspired by the geometric shapes of the De Stijl art movement and of Piet Mondrian. [Google]
Trujillo, Peru-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Van Gogh (2018). Behance link. [Google]
[Velvele Design Community]
Cameron Morton Watts
Petersfield, UK-based designer of the triangulated typeface Pryzm (2018) and the circle-and-squre typeface Valiant (2018). [Google]
Santarem, Portugal-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Pink Circle (2019) and the stick figure font Motion Code (2016).. [Google]
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]
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]
Christopher P. Cacho
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).
Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google]
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]
Graphic designer in Nantes, France, who designed the geometric solid typeface Impasse in 2018. [Google]
Parisian designer of a geometric solid typeface in 2015. Behance link. [Google]
During her studies in Chicago, Colleen Hancusch created a Geometrypography (2013), a typeface built up from simple geometric solids. [Google]
Cornelis André Vlaanderen
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).
- Vlaanderen NF, Vlaanderen Chiseled NF, Vlaanderen Round NF, Vlaanderen Square NF, all by Nick Curtis. These free fonts are based on an untitled work by André Vlaanderen from 1928.
- F37 Xan (2010, Rick Banks, F37). Based on a 1925 design by André Vlaanderen.
- Eutopia (2015, Victor Navarro Barba), based on an original from 1928 in the geometric solid genre.
Illustrator, graphic designer and concept artist based in Brooklyn, NY. Creator of a geometric solid typeface called Natho (2013). Behance link. [Google]
Dame Yucca is a creative graphic design studio based in Paris, founded by Géraldine Glisic and Jonathan Budenz, graphic designers and art directors who graduated from ESAG Penninghen. In 2017, they published the geometric solid typefaces Quartz and Ombre.
In 2018, they published the decorative typeface Beautiful. [Google]
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.
Typefaces from 2017: the geometric solid typeface Malibu. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google]
Schwalbach am Taunus, Germany-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Onyu Leon (2016). Behance link. [Google]
UK-based designer of the pixel font 3DBoxes (2005), which is just a bunch of empty rectangles. [Google]
Madrid-based designer of a colorful geometric solid typeface (2016). [Google]
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]
Dominic Pegg uses nothing but geometric shapes in the creation of the origami typeface Crazy Dreamer (2013). This typeface was made while Domic was studying in London. [Google]
Medicine Hat, Alberta-based designer of Geometric PH (2017), which is inspired by the abstract art of Peter Halley. [Google]
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.
Behance link. Behance link for ET Lettering Studio. Dribble link. [Google]
F37 (or: Face37)
Rick Banks (b. 1985, Manchester, UK) established F37 (Face37) in 2010 in London, UK. His typefaces:
- F37 Xan (2010). A counterless geometric typeface based on a geometric solid typeface from 1925 by André Vlaanderen.
- F37 Form (2010). A mimimalist circular experimental (Bauhaus?) font. He writes about Form: After looking at Armin Hoffman's Die Gute Form poster and Herbert Bayer's universal typeface I constructed an alphabet based on their letterforms. Inspired by Wim Crouwel's Soft Alphabet, I constructed a grid to create the modular alphabet and programmed very tight letterspacing into the font lending itself to the style of Die Gute Form.
- F37 Bella (2011). An extremely contrasted didone display typeface. He says that he was influenced not only by Didot, but also by Pistilli and by Tschichold's Saskia. F37 Bella won an award at TDC Tokyo 2012.
- F37 Ginger (2013). A Swiss geometric sans inspired by the work of Herb Lubalin, Jan Tschichold and Paul Renner.
- F37 Neue Grotesque (2013).
- F37 Stencil Bella (2013).
- F37 Glaser Stencil (2015).
- F37 Bolton (2016). A sans family influenced by the style of Berthold's G.G. Lange.
- F37 Jan (2016). Inspired by Jan Tschichold's geometric sans-serif and Matthew Carter's Bell Centennial font, F37 Jan features pronounced ink traps.
- F37 Jagger (2017). A sans inspired by Edward Johnston's London Underground font.
- F37 Bergman (2017). A Peignotian typeface family that revives a revival Hans Möhring's Florida typeface. The Swedish director Ingmar Bergman consistently used Florida in his films.
- BHF Beats (2018): Working alongside Wolff Olins we were comissioned to create the new font for the British Heart Foundation. The letterforms are based on their iconic logo featuring waves of a heart beat.
- F37 Bobby (2018). A warm text typeface.
- F37 Ping Pong (2018). A 1970s style dot matrix font that was inspired by the 1970s Letraset font Pinball created by Alan Dempsey.
- F37 Factory (2019). Named after Andy Warhol's The Factory in New York City, F37 Factory was inspired by stencil letters etched into marble in what was once a Hovis flour mill in Ramsgate. That building was designed by E. W. Pugin. F37 Factory was originally conceived for a commercial development project for Want Marketing and commissioned by London design studio Bold & Bold.
He also published Type Trumps, a set of playing cards that feature the main typefaces. Behance link. [Google]
During his studies at ESAD.CR, Fabio Mansos (Vila Nova de Santo André, Portugal) designed the geometric solid typeface Plexis (2017). [Google]
Barcelona-based freelance designer who designed the experimental typeface Universe (2016) by combining Arial with geometric shapes. [Google]
Santiago, Chile-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Reticular (2015). [Google]
American designer of the geometric solid typeface Formas Geometricas (2018). [Google]
Francisco Jose Garcia Alanis
Sevilla, Spain-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Lichtenstein (2017). [Google]
Designer of Elements (2017), a decorative typeface that consists of juxtaposed triangles and geometric solids. This typeface was published during her studies at Sophia Polytechnic, Art & Design, Mumbai. [Google]
Bozeman, MT-based designer, as a student at MSU, of the all caps sans headline typeface Robust Elegance (2017), the North African emulation typeface Tamazight (2017), and the geometric solid typeface Geometric Art Deco (2017). Behance link. [Google]
Sydney, Australia-based designer of the curvy display typeface Dewi (2015). This free typeface is inspired by Balinese dances.
In 2018, he designed the geometric solid typeface Geometric. [Google]
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]
During her studies in London, GraceHillary Kim designed these poster typefaces: Korean origami (2015), Pennis (2015, based on semicircles), Constellation (2015, a connect-the-dots typeface), Unstoppable Words (2015). [Google]
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).
Typefaces from 2014: Caitiff (a fun poster typeface), Albus (comic book font), Expedition One (bichromatic geometric solid typeface), Sweeper Slanted (brush typeface).
Home page. Behance link. Another home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. View all their typefaces. [Google]
In 2017, Hamex Design (Bilbao, Spain), Teresa Bacelar, Laura Pajuelo, and Ainara Rodriguez co-designed a geometric solid typeface. [Google]
During her studies in Madrid, Spain, Hazel Nguyen designed the colored wooden block / geometric solid color typeface Creario in 2017. She also designed the squarish typeface Glime (2017). [Google]
Helena Lunding Hultqvist
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).
Behance link. [Google]
Luton, UK-based student-designer of the geometric solid typeface Geomet (2016). [Google]
[Why Not Smile LLC]
Hugh van der Lande
During his studies at London College of Communications, Hugh van der Lande designed the colorful geometric solid typeface Brixton Village (2016) and the chromatic typeface Hacker (2017). Behance link. [Google]
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. [Google]
[Swifty Typografix (was: Command (Z))]
Naples, Italy-based designer of Eclectida (2016), a versatile art deco typeface family that was constructed by using rectangles and circles. [Google]
Cliftonville, UK-based designer of Slick (2015), a typeface inspird by gooey oil, and of an untitled geometric solid typeface, also in 2015. [Google]
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]
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).
Dafont link. Behance link. [Google]
Chiayi City, Taiwan-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Letters (2016). [Google]
Saint Augustine, FL-based designer of a multicolor geometric solid alphabet called Back to the Basics (2015). [Google]
Jahng Hyoung Joon
Seoul, Korea-based designer of a geometric solid typeface in 2017, and a great set of human pictograms in 2016. Behance link. [Google]
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.
Digital versions of Haim include Haim MF (1997-1998, Masterfont), which was designed by Eventov Elizov, Zvika Rosenberg and Pini Hemo. [Google]
During her graphic design studies, Jeanne Rolfe (Tours, France) created a geometric solid typeface in 2013 under the supervision of Malou Verlomme. Behance link. [Google]
Freelance graphic designer in York, PA, who created the geometric solid typeface Ectomorphic (2015). [Google]
Joana Silva (Joana Silva Design, Figueira da Foz, Portugal) co-designed 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]
American designer of the circle-and-rectangle-based typeface Potamus (2017). [Google]
Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of a geometric solid typeface and a graffiti-inspired typeface called Salmao in 2015. [Google]
[Melville Brand Design]
[School Fonts (was: Shepherdson Community Education Centre)]
Jordan Dale Young
Boston-based designer of the colorful geometric shape typeface Party Down (2017) and Stone Henge (2017). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google]
Jose V. Rodriguez
Freelance graphic designer and illustrator in Brooklym, NY. Creator of the geometric solid typeface Moonman (2012). [Google]
Belgrade, Serbia-based graphic designer who created the Cyrillic geometric solid typeface Abstract Font (2017). [Google]
London-based designer of the geometric solid and triangle-based typeface Leytonstone (2018) that takes inspiration from Hitchcock movies. [Google]
Pune, India-based designer of the colored geometric solid typeface Material Alphabet (2017, free in AI format). [Google]
During her studies in Philadelphia, PA, Karishma Pinto designed a colorful geometric solid typeface (2017). [Google]
Kartika Wijaya Kosasih
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]
Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the geometric solid Cyrillic font Iceberg (2015). [Google]
Phnom Penh, Cambodia-based graphic designer and illustrator who created the geometric solid typeface Hamburger in 2015. [Google]
Kimmy De Leon
Manila-based art director, who used basic geometric shapes in the creation of Shape Type (2012). He is presently located in Singpore. Behance link. [Google]
At Loughborough University (UK), Kornel Faludi (now based in Budapest, Hungary) 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 of his fonts use just basic geometric structures such as circles, arcs and rectangles.
In 2019, he published Thin Stroke, Alien, the kitchen tile typeface Blocks, the organic typeface Swan, the blocky typeface Bagur, the prismatic typeface Baton, the rounded stencil typeface Stencil, the experimental typeface Geometric, the piano key typeface Darling, and the techno typeface Aquarius. [Google]
Belgrade, Serbia-based designer of a geometric solid / decorative art deco typeface for Latin and Cyrillic in 2018. [Google]
Innsbruck, Austria-based designer of the experimental modular typeface Circus (2018). [Google]
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]
Graphic designer in Barakaldo, Spain. In 2017, Hamex Design (Bilbao, Spain), Teresa Bacelar, Laura Pajuelo, and Ainara Rodriguez co-designed a geometric solid typeface. [Google]
Illustrator in Buenos Aires who heads Studio Castelao. In 2018, he designed Maquina at Sudtipos in cooperation with Alejandro Paul. Maquina is a geometric Memphis-style decorative color font. They explain: The package contains a normal OTF font in Black and White and 3 versions of colorfonts in SVG-OTF format. [Google]
Independent brand specialist Lee Goater (Leeds, UK), known for his work across cultural organisations including the Northern School of Contemporary Dance, Leeds West Indian Carnival and Leeds International Film Festival. In 2017, together with Dalton Maag and Hungry Sandwich Club, a creative collective made up of graduates from Leeds College of Art, he designed the geometric solid bespoke typeface Leeds 2023. Leeds has commissioned a new Leeds 2023 Typeface and Brand Identity to support its bid for the European Capital of Culture title in 2023. The typeface will be open source at some point. Report by Typetoken. Creative Review link. [Google]
Graphic design studio in Paris, est. 2008. Designers include Maxime Tétard and Romain Rachlin. It is mainly involved in corporate identity and occasionally designs fonts for clients. Typefaces as of 2017 include Alsace (2012: modular all caps display typeface), Amsterdam (2012: an exercise in high contrast), Athènes (2009: experimental), Berline (2012: in Grotesk and Calligraphique substyles), Craft (2012: hipster style), Frankfort (2012), Intervalle (2016), Sofia (2011: Peignotian), Linbourg (2013), Rive (2010), and Lorraine (2011). [Google]
London-based designer of Camberwell (2015) and the geometric solid typeface family Geo (2015). [Google]
Parisian designer of Geotype (2012, letters constructed from basic geometric shapes), and Quadritype (2012, an experimental rhombic typeface). [Google]
Lucia Verdejo Baron
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]
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]
West Hartford, CT-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Primary (2016). [Google]
Hong Kong-based designer of the free geometric solid typeface Logi (2017). [Google]
M. Eugenia Lopez Zafra
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]
Computer science engineer, b. 1993, who is based in Chennai, India. In 2016, she designed a geometric solid alphabet. Behance link. [Google]
Studio in Barcelona. Their typefaces include Pernocta (2014, a piano key stencil typeface), and Basic (2016, a geometric solid typeface). Behance link. [Google]
Freelance designer and illustrator in Milan, now based in Laveno. Creator of Magico (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts: an ornamental caps typeface), Conizugna (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts), the alchemic typefaces Roccia (2013), Parqa (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts: inspired by Gotham, a font used in German expressionist cinema), Labieno (2012) and Harf 77 (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts: Harf77 is a contribution to the English punk scene of the late 70's). Harf 77 Neue followed in 2013.
Typefaces from 2014: Freschezza, Milano (a free sans typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Friki (a free geometric solid style font).
Behance link. Hellofont link. Additional URL. [Google]
Graphic design student in Warsaw, Poland, who created a geometric solid alphabet in 2017. [Google]
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based designer of the colored geometric solid typeface Convex (2018). [Google]
London, UK-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Geometric (2018). [Google]
Bulle, Switzerland-based designer of the geometric sold typeface Misterica (2017) which was done as a project at Eracom in Lausanne. [Google]
Marine Le Moine
At LISAA in Rennes, France, Marine Le Moine designed a geometric solid typeface (2019). [Google]
Art director in Amersfoort, The Netherlands, who created the blackletter typeface Albrecht (2015) by superimposing rectangles and basic geometric objects. Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Bristol, UK, who designed the colorful geometric solid typeface Mod in 2015. He also created various sets of icons for brands. Behance link. [Google]
Brag, Portugal-based designer of a geometric solid typeface in 2018. [Google]
Curitiba, Brazil-based designer of the geometric solid typeface Tipogrfia em Quadros (2014). [Google]
Brooklyn, NY-based designer of these display typefaces: Cybergoth Chinese Food (2019), Dark Scripture (2019), Steak and Lemonade (2016: a geometric solid family). [Google]
Art director in Louisville, KY, who designed the geometric solid typeface family Steak and Lemonade (2016). Behance link. [Google]
During her studies, Cahors, France-based Megan Dorigo designed the geometric solid typeface Pastorale (2017). [Google]
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).
After 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.
Some of the guys are involved in Karlsruhe-based MAGMA Brand Design (Behance link). The successful Slanted magazine is published by MAGMA Brand Design.
Home page. Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. [Google]
Guatemala City-based designer of a decorative geometric solid all caps typeface in 2017. [Google]
Metis Foundry (or: Studio Io, was: Volume2a)
Simon Bent from Melbourne (Metis Foundry, or: Studio Io; was: Volume2a) designed these typefaces in 2007-2008: Epsilon, Annual (modular, architectural), Tangerine, Deccade (experimental), Hoax [more scans: i, ii, iii, iv], Babylon (another modular experiment).
In 2012, he created the geometric sans typeface Acumen, and the sans family Silence. He is working on Fragile, Terminal, Link, Recurrence (very experimental), Autonomy, Motor, Velcro, and Elevator.
In 2013, he designed the sans typeface Figure.
In 2016, he published the ultra-condensed blackletter typeface Optimum Compress.
In 2018, he published the great condensed brutalist octagonal typeface Texel, and the geometric solid typeface Geometer.
In 2019, he added the ultra-fat Dot19. [Google]
During her studies in Albacete, Spain, Mey Toledo designed the geometric solid typeface Kleur (2018). [Google]
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]
During her studies in Las Vegas, NV, Miranda Manns designed the geometric solid typeface Primary (2018). [Google]
Hamburg, Germany-based designer of the typeface Skribble Schrift (2014), Chair Design Alphabet (2016), and the free geometric solid color font Geometric (2017). Behance link. [Google]
During her studies at FADU / UBA in Buenos Aires, Mora Dreszman designed the geometric solid typeface Estilo (2016). [Google]
Creative studio in Pachuca de Soto, Mexico. Creator(s) of the experimental geometric solid typeface Kuns (2013). [Google]
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]
Copenhagen, Denmark-based designer (b. Bulgaria) of the free vector format geometric solid typeface Metra (2019). [Google]
Nemury (was: Tsuyatsuya Nemury)
Tokyo-based designer of the geometric solid typefaces Patchwork App (2014) and Kikagiga (2014). Behance link. [Google]
Tours, France-based designer of the abstract geometric typeface Kandinsky (2018). [Google]
Wroclaw, Poland-based designer of a geometric color font in 2018. [Google]
During his studies, Bath, UK-based Olly Corps designed the geometric solid color typeface Auto Colour (2017). [Google]
Based in Toronto, Onat Ozer created the bullethole typeface Rectcircle (2013), which was completely constructed by using circles and rectangles. [Google]
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). [Google]
Mumbai, India-based designer of a geometric solid typeface in 2017. [Google]
Freelance designer in Madrid who created the colorful rectangle-based typeface Hola (2017). [Google]
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]
Graphic designer and illustrator in Manchester, UK, who created the geometric solid typeface GestaltK in 2015. Behance link. [Google]
Putra Cetol Studio
[Putra Novembria Candra Kusuma]
Karanganyar, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1989, of these typefaces in 2018:
- The labyrinthine typeface Maze Line (2019).
- The spurred typeface Darkrise.
- The circus font The Circus Show.
- The futuristic typeface Digitechno.
- The curly script typeface Valentijn.
- The monoline poster typeface Revalate.
- The monoline cursive script typefaces Simplyline, Cinta Cantik, Antiqueline, The Beautyline, Aiushtya, Skywave, Simbok Pudjie and Yesie.
- The vintage typeface Nuri.
- The retro signage script typeface Vintage Party.
- The tall octagonal typeface Armor.
- The display typefaces Ratigk, Deco Tech, Horstail and Murai.
- The tiki font Tikiland.
- The script typefaces Jofi, Beauty Love, Bigfun, and Rhonde (a free swashy calligraphic typeface).
- The upright scripts Shathika, Sweetyhearts and Shaquilla.
- The brush typefacesAuthorfun and Pax Suyud.
- The weathered condensed Therlalu.
- The color fonts Garis Lengkung and Circuitra.
- The textured typeface Quiltrix.
- The poster typeface Audrey.
Typefaces from 2019, mainly calligraphic except if specified otherwise: Pixel Bit, Barstrip, Arjunka, Waffle Latte (monoline and connected), Strip Deco (Broadway style), Corlita Script, Fathur (signature script), Royal King (inline, vintage), Boldest (an oily fat font), High Mount (titling sans), Stasya, Ultimate Class (a thin monline script), Hai Eisya (geometric sans), Dirty Rock (grunge), Hello Eisya, Boldline, Dvorak (dry brush), The Doctor (signature font), Ayana, Bigdot, Ghaya, Scary Night, Keytip (Victorian), Melodious Script, Lusya, Nachelle, Glamoury. Creative Fabrica link. [Google]
Putra Novembria Candra Kusuma
[Putra Cetol Studio]
During his studies, Coahulla, Mexico-based Rafael Ruvalcaba designed the decorative caps typeface Memphis (2017). [Google]
Valencia, Spain-based designer a modular geometric solid typeface in 2017. [Google]
During her studies in Singapore, Razana Kamarudin created a great geometric stick typeface (2015) and a colorful geometric solid alphabet (2014). [Google]
Graphic designer in New York City, who created the geometric solid typeface Blue Hue (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
During her studies, Morecambe, UK-based Rebecca Hull created the bicolored geometric solid typeface Plug (2015). [Google]
Nottingham, UK-based designer of Modhaus (2019), a geometric solid typeface inspired by Bauhaus. [Google]
[F37 (or: Face37)]
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]
Riley J. Shaw
Creator of At Night (2013, OFL), a font made up of rectangles and triangles. [Google]
During his studies in Amiens, France, Robin Billaudel designed the geometric poster typeface Cisco (2017) and the broad nib emulation typeface Brave (2017). Behance link. [Google]
Rio de Janeiro-based designer of a textured geometric solid typeface (2016). [Google]
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]
[Primary School Fonts]
Vendor of Australian school fonts including Victorian script fonts, a set of math fonts with many geometric shapes, and dotted outline fonts. [Google]
Calgary, Alberta-based designer of the geometric solid (and also deco) typeface Effy (2017). Behance link. [Google]
Owing Mills, MD-based freelance graphic designer who created the geometric solid typeface Pizazz (2015) during her studies at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design). [Google]
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).
In 2017, he designed the sharp-serifed Syrah and the sans typeface Halifax. [Google]
For a school project at the univrsity of Kansas, Sarah Smith (Lawrence, KS) designed the geometric solid typeface Transcendent (2018). [Google]
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]
London, UK-based designer of the colored geometric solid typeface Magnified Paper Type (2015). Behance link. [Google]
At the NZSE School of Design and Animation in Auckland, New Zealand, Shishun Jiao created a colored geometric solid typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Shumpei Yoshitsugu (Peach Studio, Tokyo) designed the geometric solid typeface Sailor in 2018. [Google]
[Metis Foundry (or: Studio Io, was: Volume2a)]
Creator of a geometric solid block typeface in 2014. [Google]
London, UK-based designer of a colorful geometric solid typeface in 2017, that could be considered in the Memphis Design Group style. [Google]
Athens, Greece-based designer of a purely geometric alphabet or typeface in 2016. Behance link. [Google]
Parisian designer of a colorful geometric solid typeface for Festival de l'air in Fréjus, France, in 2018. [Google]
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]
Susana Garcia de Vicuña
Bilbao, Spain-based codesigner, with Yienia Bilbao, Boiz Saenz and Beatriz Ramos, of the geometric solid typeface Publica (2019). [Google]
At the School of Visual Arts, Seoul, Korea-based Suyoung Yang designed the geometric solid (Latin) typeface GeoType (2015) and an experimental circle-based typeface (also in 2015). [Google]
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]
Donald Tarallo obtained a BA in Studio Arts and Graphic Design from Clark University, and an MFA in Graphic Design from Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). He also studied with André Gürtler and Wolfgang Weingart in the Weiterbildungsklasse at the Basel School of Design in Switzerland. Since 1998, Don has maintained a freelance practice working on projects in identity, publication, and web design. He has taught at Clark University, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Rhode Island School of Design, Samsung Art and Design Institute, Siena Art Institute, and Bridgewater State University. Don currently teaches at Fitchburg State University in Fitchburg, MA.
In 2017, he published the geometric sans serif typeface Binario. Donald writes: The design was inspired by elements of Italian Art Deco, early 1900s advertising, and shop signage. Binario pays homage to early modernism's optimism, modularity, and efficiency. Binario was followed in 2019 by Binario Soft.
He also designed the geometric solid dingbat font FormPattern (+FormPattern Color, 2018; by Donald and Alex Tarallo) and the dingbat fonts Poeta and Poeta Color in 2017.
In 2018, he designed the 8-weight sans family Scanno.
In 2019, he released the art deco typeface Varese. [Google]
Graphic designer in Bilbao, Spain. In 2017, Hamex Design (Bilbao, Spain), Teresa Bacelar, Laura Pajuelo, and Ainara Rodriguez co-designed a geometric solid typeface. [Google]
Thales L. Aquino
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.
Dafont link. Cargo Collective link. [Google]
Hamburg, Germany-based designer of the free hipster font Stacked (2015) and the geometric solid typeface Gometric (2017). [Google]
Tim Fishlock made an alphabet by using pieces of the London Underground Map. He also made an alphabet based on seats, and another one based on geometric shapes. Typetoken link. [Google]
[Victor Navarro Barba]
Tipofil is graphic designer Victor Navarro Barba in Barcelona. In 2015, he strated selling his fonts via Creative Market and MyFonts. His typefaces include:
- Eutopia (2015). This (originally free but now commercial) 400-glyph counterless art deco font is motivated as follows: I was inspired by the letters of the mythical Ideales tobacco package, designed in 1936 in Barcelona by Carlos Vives, director of the designers studio of the Rieusset graphical industry. We have also studied other geometrical models from the 1920s, to be highlighted among them the alphabet drawn by Cornelis André Vlaanderen at Amsterdam in 1928, which would have been very probably the inspiration for the famous tobacco package. The font family comes in Duotone, Yang, Yin, Outline and Solid styles. In a way, it can be considered as suprematism.
Behance link. Home page. Creative Market link. [Google]
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]
Helsinki, Finland-based designer of the stylish all caps typeface Ribbondale (2017) and the geometric solid typeface Radavak (2018). [Google]
[Nemury (was: Tsuyatsuya Nemury)]
As a student at the Indian Institute of Crafts and Design, Jaipur, India-based Vaishali Jain designed the geometric solid typeface She (2018). [Google]
French graphic designer who spent 2007-2009 at Ensaama Olivier de Serres in Paris. He does experimental type. His creations include Fake, Madone, Composite, Hommes Femmes (2008: geometric solid) Eleanor (hard sans), Marlene (octagonal), Magdalena, Versailles, Strates (multilined), Vanina-Vanina (artsy hairline sans), Quarante Cinq, TweenLady, Tatiana (hairline) and Lettuce. Old URL. [Google]
Velvele Design Community
Milan, Italy-based design group that published these fonts, which unless mentioned otherwise, are all by Cagil Aygen, a Turkish graphic designer (who is also based in Milan):
- VVE Giallo (2018). A geometric sans with a large x-height.
- Neuf (2016). A hybrid of art deco and blueprint lettering font.
- Nora Grotesque (2017), Nora Art (2018; this contains Nora Art Glitch and many other derived styles) and Nora Slab (2018).
- Suidae (2017). A bubblegum font.
- The geometric layering typeface Vecmetry (2017).
During her studies in Barcelona, Veronica Moran designed the sans typeface Onara (2017), the display typeface Anticontraste (2017) and the geometric solid typeface Momu (2017). [Google]
Victor Navarro Barba
Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the geometric typefaces Dotted (2019: an interrupted glyph typeface with a molecular feel), Lines (2019), Area Lines (2019), the geometric solid typeface Area (2019) and the multiline typeface Cables (2019) for Cyrillic and Latin. [Google]
Vincent Nespoulous (b. 1980) created the display typeface Beetlejuice (2013) during his studies in Chambéry, France. It was inspired by the Beetlejuice movie.
In 2017, located in Aix-les-Bains, France, he designed the geometric solid typeface Alfred Geo. [Google]
Belgrade, Serbia-based designer (b. 1981) of these typefaces:
- The fat rounded sans typefaces Guest (2019) and Subscribe (2019).
- The Western font Kasplysk (2019).
- The German expressionist outline typeface Robert (2018).
- Current Moment (2019): a digitized "Zuccini" plate by Frits Jonker.
- The LED gont Technology (2018).
- The octagonal athletic lettering fonts Barbara (2019) and Soccer League (2018) and the outlined athletic font Onderneming (2018).
- Leculier (2018). After an alphabet in Georges Leculier's art decxo lettering book from ca. 1930.
- The textured typefaces Meshes (2018), Complained (2019), Duration (2018) and its solid counterpart, Duration Book (2018).
- The speed font Speed Racing (2019).
- Essere (2018).
- The rounded organic sans typefaces Available (2018) and Biysk (2018).
- Driving Around (2018).
- The decorative floral caps typefaces Floral Capitals (2018) and Narcissus (2018).
- Gradientico (2018). A textured didone.
- The Greek simulation font Meteora (2018).
- Griddy Blocks (2018) and Blocky Letters (2018).
- Decorattio (2018).
- Ordinary (2018) and Mina is Gone (2018).
- The trilined typeface Trio (2017).
- The free connected handwriting typeface Eric's (2016).
- The military typefaces Login (2018), Commanders (2017) and Hunt (2017).
- The neon typeface Bubble 3D (2017), and the neon and shadow font family Magia (2019).
- The display typefaces Swordsman (2019), Regular (2019), Andrey (2019), Retrive (2019), Connected (2019), Locator (2018), Tracking (2018), Iceberg (2018: snow-capped letters), New Amsterdam (2018), Ana (2018), Enemy (2018), New Yorkers (2018), Happy Day at School (2018), Focused (2018), Modish (2018), Beholder (2018) and Principality (2017).
- Schaeffer (2017). A revival of the famous multiline typeface Fatima (1933, Karl Hermann Schaefer).
- Remained (2017) and Liquidrom (2018). Multilined typefaces.
- The grungy typefaces Drunk Millionaire (2019), Haziness (2017) and Victorious (2017).
- The bubblegum typeface Icecreamer (2017), and its oily companions Gummy (2018) and Liquid (2018).
- The heavy deco typefaces Guest (2019), Bigger (2018), Hours (2018), Intransitive (2018: Dutch deco), Theatrical (2017) and Consequences (2017).
- The beveled fonts Playback (2018) and Member (2018).
- The marquee typefaces Casino (2018) and Chicago (2018).
- The Slavonic emulation typeface Russian Land (2017) and the Cyrillic emulation typefaces Kalinka (2019), Rubles (2018), Maniac (2018), Jurij (2018), Kachusha (2018), Soviet Program (2018), Armenia (2017), Fontograd (2018) and Russian Spring (2017).
- Movie fonts: Film Letters (2018).
- Art deco typefaces: Angelica (2019), Protocol (2019), Retrospective (2019), Leculier (2018, after an alphabet in Georges Leculier's art deco lettering book from ca. 1930), Better (2018), Critical (2017).
- The outlined typeface Important (2018).
- The decorative sans typefaces Answer (2018), Hours (2018), Abandoned (2018), Sea Gardens (2017), Forvertz (2018), Yeysk (2018) and Closeness (2018).
- The didone typeface Vogue (2018).
- Monogramus (2019), Blocky Monogram (2018) and Monograma (2018).
- The geometric solid typeface family Ivan (2019).
- The geometric sans typeface Occupied (2017).
- Rise of Kingdom (2017).
- The layerable marquee font Rockefeller (2018).
- The squarish typefaces Players (2018) and Cataclysmo (2017).
- Cartoonish (2017).
- Hesitation (2017). A rounded hand-crafted poster font.
- The hand-crafted typefaces Milord (2018), Sex and Breakfast (2018), Sweet Handwrite (2018), Industrial Revolution (2018), Oh Maria (2017), Sofija (2017) and Travelling (2017).
- The fantastic caricature typeface Damen (2018).
- The multiline typefaces However (2019), Confarreatio (2018) and Fudged (2018).
- Leben and Leben Shadow (2018).
- Braillenum (2018).
- Games (2017). An inline typeface.
- The shadow fonts Groowing (2019), Enough (2019), President (2019), Silence (2019), Dressed (2019), Already (2019), Hocus Pocus (2019), Password (2019), Ready (2018) and Messages (2017).
- The 3d typeface Metallic (2019).
- Schreibmaschine (2017). A dusty old typewriter font.
- The vintage initial caps typefaces Nautiica 3d (2018), Fantasy Capitals (2018) and Herne Capitals (2018).
- The ornamental caps typefaces Mechanismo (2019) and Pencil Letters (2019).
- The Arabic emulation typeface Sinbad (2018).
- Herne (2018).
- Passage (2018).
- The dingbat fonts Pablo (2019), Fishes (2019), Dream of Picasso (20190, Stam (2019), Animality (2019), Ink Drops (2019), Faces (2019), Bayan (2019), Froggy (2019), Senhoras (2019), Diamondo (2019), Skallen (2019: skulls), Swimmers (2019), Churches (2019), Easter Icons (2019), Notre Dame and Notre Dame de Paris (2019: scanbats), Lippen (2019), Gullar (2019), Bankwesen (2019), Hollywood Actors (2019: scanbats), Creatures with Horns (2019), Vehicles (2019), Various Hands (2019), 3D Animals (2019), Abantu (2019), Herr (2019), Menge (2019), Funny Aliens (2019), Mustachos (2019), Kids Drawings (2019), Tierfarm (2019), Troep (2018), Women Heads (2018), Cats and Dogs (2018), Wanita (2018), Eyez (2018), Animales (2018), Peoples (2018), Mobile Icons (2018), Controllers (2018), Womano (2018), Lost in Space (2018), European Leaders (2018: scanbats), Blumen (2018: flowers), Trumpolina (2018: Trump scanbats), Tetriso (2018), Snowflake (2018), Meine (2018: masks), Horoscopicus (2018), Esoterica (2018), Astrologicus (2018, astrolical symbols), Abbild (2018: African masks), Being (2018: monsters), Gebell (2018), Headed (2018), Falter (2018), Filling (2018), Anichka (2018), Cyclopia (2018), Buggus (2018), Opa (2018), Messe (2017), Head of Idol (2018), Diavolo Nero (2017: funny silhouettes).
- Knotty (2018).
- The Mexican style font Mexicanera (2018), Dilemma (2018: Mexican Calavera skulls), and Mexican Tequila (2018).
- The techno typefaces Passionate Relationship (2019), Neighbor (2018), Bombardment (2018) and Leprosy (2018).
- The constructivist typefaces Tokarev (2017), Russiano (2018), Suggested (2018), Hungaria (2018) and Schwachsinn (2018).
- The avant-garde typeface Typolino (2018).
- Fixation (2018). A headline sans.
- Regensburg (2018).
- Owners (2018) and Housebreak (2019). In the ultra-fat sans genre.
- The prismatic typefaces Boogie Woogie (2019), Running (2019), Bigger Italic (2018; based on Bigger Book), Linerine (2018) and Cosmology (2018).
- Failed (2018).
- The codex typeface Measurements (2018).
- Damages (2018).
- The circle-themed font Condition (2018).
- The textured typefaces Hornettio (2018) and Ignorant (2018).
- The oriental simulation fonts Chinese Dragon (2019), Sudoku (2019), Hiroshima (2019) and Kamikaze (2018).
- The stencil fonts Browser (2019), Serbia (2019), Belgrado (2019), Further (2019), Generals (2018), Mayor (2018) and Olga (2018).
- The grunge font Leave No Fingerprints (2018).
- The outlined typefaces 3D Letters (2018), Milk & Chocolate (2018: trilined), Czar (2018), Classica (2018) and Created (2018).
- The glitch font Searching For Signal (2019).
- The glaz krak font Smashed (2018).
- The 3d dingbats typeface Jigsaw Puzzles 3D (2018).
- Letters in Circles (2018).
- The modular typefaces Orenburg (2018), Broadway (2018) and Assyrian (2018).
- The alphadings Hearts and Arrows (2018), Penguins (2018), Kitties (2018), Doggy (2018), Teddy Bears (2018), International Capitals (2018), Aafia Capitals (2018), Answer Capitals (2018), Beholder Capitals (2018).
Krusevac, Serbia-based designer of the free geometric solid typeface Stereo (2015). [Google]
Why Not Smile LLC
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]
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]
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.
Behance link. [Google]