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Andi Jones/ Taylor Deupree
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, Codeca, Dragon, Eggman, Feelings, Flowery Text, Gallows, Gigayoda, Impression, Lavero, Lorent Roman, LoveJoy, Melody Metrics, Never, Noose, Numbers (hacker font), Opagan, Opus-sc, Panama, Poison Pill, Potheads, Rainy, RoamJapan, Room, Butterfly, Thinker, Veronica, Western Flick, Reterik, MisbehaviorTake23, Thinker, Paperchase2blockedinside, Children's Television Workshop (letters based on the Sesame Street TV show, 2002), KY and Urge, 65 Swash, Redheads in Transit, and I Love My Momma.
On my last visit, there were just a few shareware fonts left (in OpenType format): 5AMButtercup, 5AMButterflyCollection, 5AMDelithium, 5AMLikeWindInTheSummer, 5AMSuperchalmersItalic, 5AMSuperchalmers.
MyFonts sells some of his fonts: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Original fonts by Andrew Lander: Antifont, Berzierk, BirthdayCold, Claustrophont, Cryeadn, CryeadnNegative, DiagonalDisplacement, EDITHSDRPIPPIS, EDITHSVARULVASOTIGABYRACKA, EDITHS VARULVASOTIGA BYRACKA (1999, with Ann Katrin Sandstedt), Frustration, GigglesS&hits, Mongrel1, Mongrel2, Mongrel3, Mongrel4, Mongrel5, NegativeSaturationAdjustment, Openface-CENSORED (1999), Oversimplification, PerturbtheOutline, PerturbtheOutlineCurved, PerturbtheOutlineDiagonal, PolishedIgneous, TimesScrewedRoman (hacker face), TimesScrewedRoman, Vestige, WHAT-THE-HECK-IS-WRONG?, WHAT-THE-HELL-IS-WRONG?, WireMush, Zbohokuosm. All fonts are of the "perturb-the-outline" kind. [Google] [More] ⦿
UK-based creator (b. 1967) at FontStruct in 2008 of Metal Vampire (athletic lettering meets vampire), Moonbase Tokyo (neat futuristic oriental simulation), Sir Robin's Minstrels (blackletter), Starscraper (techno), Moonmonkey (outline LED font), First.
In 2010, he added the non-FontStruct faces Chromium (a great special effect face), Clawripper, Dirty Play, HairyMonster, HairyMonsterSolid, Punched, and Slasha, mostly inspired by blood, guts, and murders. Static Buzz (2010) is a texture face. Newcastle (2010) is a castle-themed alphabet. Blinger (2010) is a star-studded outline face. New York Punk (2010) is grungy. Dinosaurs (2011) is a dingbat face. NUFC Shield (2011) is a shield face. Zombified (2011) and Sound Sample (2012) are grunge faces.
In 2013, Robinson published the textured athletic lettering font Robbie Rocketpants, Airlock, Cargo Bay (a great army stencil, with a negative letter option), Dogma (a grungy Lombardic face), and the grungy blackletter typeface Flesh Wound. MDMA (2013) is a halftone simulation texture face. Barbarian (2013) is an alphading typeface on the theme of swords. Camouflage (2013) is a textured typeface. Atheist (2013) is an outline typeface. Power (2013) is inspired by lettering on pwer buttons. Witching Hour (2013) is a halloween font. Dystopian Future (2013) is a grungy typeface. Olde Stencil (2013) is a stenciled blackletter typeface. Anonbats (2013) has scanbats and dingbats related to the famous hacker group Anonymous. Creature Feature (2013) is a slimy typeface. Ka Blamo (2013) is a comic book font. Beer Goggles (2013), Supercreep (2013), KaBoing (2013), Gloop (2013, an oil slick face), Barbarian (2013), Voodoo Vampire (2013) and Ye Olde Oak (2013) are textured typefaces. Anti Everything (2013) is a blood drip typeface. PCB (2013) is a printed circuit board font. Dickensian Christmas (2013) is a decorative Christmas font.
Typefaces from 2014: Spondulix (hacker type), War Wound, Lasso of Truth, Counter Dial.
Typefaces from 2015: English Football Club Badges, Fuzzy Cops, Kick to the Face (oriental simulation).
Bayo Suti XV
Imran Nasution [Bayo Suti XV] is the Medan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1997) of the dingbat typeface Masjid Al Imran (2014), which consists of silhouettes of mosques. Other typefaces from 2014: Semaphore Pramuka, Kingsland Timur (2014, caps), Lake Toba (textured capitals), Ali Air (cursive script), Gang of Sipirok (outlined typeface). In 2015, he designed INF Simpang Ampek (a simple script) and Alphabet SNK (a hacker font).
A foundry which made over 500 fonts, mostly in 1998-1999, and seemed to be located in Carlsbad, CA, where Gail Conwell edited their Bright Ideas Magazine at that time. Dafont link. Another URL. Font Squirrel link.
Typefaces in alphabetical order with a few additional fonts mentioned separately later: Abraham, Accumulation, Adderley, Aerosol, Akimbo, Alexander, Amadeus-Regular, Amadeus, Amadeuz, Anderson, Arkitex, Arthur, Ashley, Asphalt, Asphalt'Wicker', Avante, Aztecan, Backlit, Balcony, Banshee, Barbarian, Barnaby, Barney, Beanbag, Bender, Bicycle, Billie, BlackRose, Blanchard, Blazed, Blossom, Bodkin, Bogsley, Boingo, Bonham, Botica, Bradley, Braxton, Brittany, Brownie, Bubbly, Bullwinkle, Bumper, Bunker, Butterscotch, Cajalco, Camelot, Candles, CandlesChrome, Candy, Canterbury, Cappuccino, Capsule, Carbiner, Carousel, Carrington, Carson, Casanova, Catfish, Cathedral, Catnip, Cecily, Ceremony, Challenge, Chamberlain, Chance, Chantilly, Cheetah, Chilled, Chocolate, Chopstick, Chump, Conniption, Corrigan, Corrosion, Crawford, Cyborg, Daffodil, Dakota, Danferno, DantesInferno, Darcie, Daytona, Delineator, Dementia, Diamondhead, Donika, Donnah, Dribble, Einstein, Elizabeth, Energy, Espresso, EspressoBI, FabreseDemi, Fairytale, Fallbrooke, Fiancee, Fido, Fionah, Fontana, Fonture, Fortress, Framed, Frankie, Frazier, Freddy, Frederick, Frizbee, Funhouse, Futana, Gapetto, Gatsby, Gemini, Gershaw, Gobbledygook, Godfrey, Goliath, Gonzales, Gonzo, Gothica, Graphitti, Grasshopper, Grendel, Griffin, Groovy, Habibe, Hannah, Hansel, Haskel, Havisham, Hawthorne, Henderson, Hendrix, Higgins, Highland, Holmes, Horton, Humphry, Hutchinson, Incense, Independence, IndependencefromBrightIdeas, Interpret, Invisible, Jacinda, Jacoby, Jaddarack, Jagger, Jamboe, Jangazoo, Jeremy, Jigsaw, Jokester, Joplin, Joseph, Joshua, Jubilee, Junior, Kaboom, Kamden, Karissa, Katherine, Kaufman, Kayleigh, Kendra, Kennedy, Khaki, KhakiBold, KhakiBoldOblique, KhakiOblique, Khakiripp, Khakiwrink, Kilcher, Killian, Kincade, Kingdom, Kinison, Klinker, Komodo, Kramer, Kromeon, Kryski, Kurrajong, Kyanna, Labrador, Leallie, Leland, Licorice, Limousine, Lindsy, Liquitek, Lockleer, Lockwood, Londonderry, Loyalty, Machine, Maddox, Madman, Magazine, Magellan, Maggie, Magician, Majesty, Malachite, Malone, Mandolin, Margarita, Marilyn, Marley, Marmalade, Marquardt, Martin, Mascara, Masters, McMahon, Mckinsey, Mechanizm, Meddler, Michelle, Milano, Millenium, Moccasin, Mongrel, Monolyth, Monster, Montey, Montoya, Moonstar, Morgan, Morrison, Morteza, Moteefe, Muskrat, Mustard, Napkin, Neolite, Newlywed, Nirvana, Noodles, Nouveau, OldWood, Oliver, Omicron, Pajama, Palooza, Panache, Paperclip, Papercut, Parbuckle, Parkinson, Paschico, Patches, Patriot, Patton, Payton, Pebbles, Pegasus, Perkins, Phantom, Picante, Picasso, Pickles, Pigeon, Pinhead, Pirouette, Platinum, Poodle, Pugsly, Quantum, Quentin, Radford, Ragetta, Ramirez, Rampart, Ramsey, Rapunzel, Rathskeller, Ravage, Ravish, Razor, Rebecca, Recess, Rediculous, Reefrash, Remeus, Revenge, Rhackoon, Rhodes, Ricksha, Riesling, Rockafella, Rockford, Rockola, Romance, Romulus, Rookie, Rutger, Ruxton, SMCChicago, SMCHollywood, SMCMiami, SMCMonteCarlo, SMCPhoenix, Sabien, Sampson, Samurai, Sangrial, Sapphire, Sapporo, Sawyer, Scarab, Scarlet, Scirocco, Scorpio, Scratch, Scrubblack, Scrubbold, Scrubcle, Scrublight, Sebastian, Seymour, Shakah, Shardee, Sheela, Skatty, Sketcher, Skyline, Skywalker, Snoozie, Snowboard, Squared, Stacker, Starsky, Stencil, Stencilla, Stiltskin, Sublime, Sundance, Surkle, Surrender, Swashed, Swingreg., Tagger, Tamarin, Tamborine, Tanner, Tantrum, Tarzana, Taylor, Teriyaki, Thompson, Thrash, Thrust, Tiddwell, Trapeze, Trident, Trinket, TrujillietXtra, Tuolumne, Twinkle, Tybette, Urbana, Vargas, Ventolin, Ventura, Vitrono, Vulmere, Waynne, Weiland, Whitney, Windsong, Winslow, Winton, Wonton, Wookie, Zargon, Ziggie.
Additional fonts not in the list above: Andrew, Boogie, Fracas, Mandrel, Sinclair, Tuxedo, Varsity.
Cannot Into Space Fonts
Cannot Into Space Fonts is the free font studio of Robert Jablonski (b. 1991), who is based in Indiana. Before this studio, Robert used to make fonts at FontStruct under the alias Rabbid Bahh. Mew Too (b. 1991, Indiana) is co-lead designer for Cannot Into Space Fonts. Jasper (b. 1996) joined in 2015.
The fonts include first and foremost the large geometric sans typeface family Nordica (2014) and the large grotesque family Hussar (2014). Other typefaces: Rabbid Highway Sign II (2015, a sans), Rocketfuel (2015, by Mew Too), Charger (2015, a sans by Jasper), Kabina (2015), Just Breathe (2015), Polan Stronk (2015), Apple Storm (2015), Numb Bunny (2015), Hi (2015, with Mew Too), Hussar Motorway (2015, an arrow font), Hussar Szturm (2015), Hussar Print (2015), Happy Time (2015, transitional; done with Mew Too and forked from TeX Gyre Termes), Distraught (2015), Curly Kue (2014), Filament (2014), Thicker Than (2014), BigWriter (2014), SuplexDriver (2014), Loogie Hawk (2014), Squared Hand (2014), Polan Writings (2014), Waterfire (2014), RDJ Hand (2014, a pixel typeface), Bwahh (2014, FontStruct font), DinKursivschriftEng, DinKursivschriftGhostEng, DinKursivschriftLeftEng, PolanCannotInto (2014, +DIN, +Shqip), PolskiDINKursivschrift (2014), Rabbid-Highway-Sign (2014, FontStruct font).
Typefaces from 2015: Warsaw Gothic (a modification of a font by The League of Movable Type, 2009), Sztylet Bold (not a "Cannot Into Space Fonts" font, this heavy geometric sans is a derivative of Hussar by "Crazy Dave" at Plus One Fonts), Trueno (by "Jasper"; an extensive sans family based on Julieta Ulanovsky's Montserrat (2014)), Passageway (based on an Ascender design from 2010), Fog Sans (a derivative of Intel's Clear Sans from 2012), Asimov (a derivative of Roboto), Charger (a sans family by Jasper), Rocketfuel, Be Happy (a smiley doodle font by Mew Too), CSF Camouflage Kit (dingbats), Stormning Aesir (an outlined version of Stormning, with Mew Too), Blink (a condensed sans in nine styles, by Mew Too), DIN Kursivschrift (an update of the earlier font), Stormning (a Norse runic font codesigned with Mew Too; followed in 2016 by Ny Storming), Analytik, Through The Black, Ruined Serif, Warp Storm, Give A Hoot (2016: sans family).
Special mention: Hussar Techniczy (2015), Hussar Ekologiczny (2015), Hussar Paneuropjskich (2015, a hacker font). In Jablonski's own words, it is an April Fool's day joke font. We were inspired to make it by Erik Spiekermann's April Fool's day joke font "FF Mt", which was a disemvoweled version of Meta, and by "Lato Saves Billions", by Lukasz Dziedzic and Adam Twardoch, a Miniaturized version of Lato. Hussar Paneuropjskich (Polish for Paneuropean) is a "universal European font".
Designs made with FontStruct: Bwahh, Rabbid Highway Sign, Handwriting series, Waterfire, Numbbunny, Squarish, Proton, Jag Elskar Dig (I Love You), Applestorm, BigWriter, Squared Hand, Gib Font Plox, Blanket, Dictator, Krieg Font, Thicker Than..., HoneyBee, Just Breathe, Reckless Catfish, Tape, Polanwritings, Filament Serie, Curlykue, Børk Börk, Loogie Hawk, Take Off, Piccolo, Suplexdriver, Kabina, Polanstronk, Subtitle, CiSf OpenHand, Mewtoo Hand, Distorted series, I Like Turtles, Analytik, Koop, Carwash, Anarchic Type, Messed Up, Drag You Down, Blindside, Through The Black, Warpstorm, Ruined Serif, Distraught, Photofail, Sprayer, PlasticEraser.
Typefaces from 2016: Retroscape (a pixel typeface made with FontStruct).
About 15 original fonts by New York-based Andi Jones and Taylor Deupree: Smargana (great smeared white on black face), Miasm-Infection, Bento Box (Ichi and Ni), Hacker Argot (1998, a hacker face), Dead Letter (dingbats), Miasm, Beatbox, Broken Wing, Carpal Tunnel, Drum Komputer (another hacker face), Formation, Intercom, Keyboard Plaque, Seraphic Organism, Tarnished Halo, Volt (1998, see also here). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan M. Zadorozny
During his graphic design studies in Lyon, France, David Lafourcade created the constructivist typeface Rus 35 (2014), the Trajan typeface Oedipe Antique (2014) and the Fraktur typeface Dornach (2014).
In 2015, he made the crazy arts-and-craftsy typeface Whaye, the geometric script typefacve Fibule (which has starter, middle and end glyphs), and the hacker typeface Gaio.
Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)
Dirk Uhlenbrock's (b. Essen, 1964) studied communication design at BUGH Wuppertal. His typographic contributions were presented under various labels such as Signalgrau, Fontomas.com, Eyesaw, or TypeType.
His fonts: Buddies (funny dingbat font), Scrabble (1999), Pizzo (pixel font, 2000), Accient (2000), EURASIAOblique, Freak (1998), SpaceAge, Fivejive (2000), Missu (2001), T-Series (a family by Stephen Payne (UK, 2000) for Territory), XXX (1998, sexy silhouettes), Y2k (2000), Basm (family by Miguel Basm Visser, 2000), Corner-bi and Corner-mono (both by Ole Fischer for Fischer Jr Design), Persona, Creatures (dingbats by Dirk Uhlenbrock, 1998), Thaipe, Thaiga, (squaregrid (Jay Marley, 2001), Bath (Heiko Hoos, 2001), Honey (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Pinx (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Tuna Salad (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Evo (2002), EvoThin (2002), Gen3000 (2002), Gen3000Thin (2002), HanneloreOutline (2001), Hannelore (2001), MassBlack (2002), MassOutline (2002), Mass (2002), MassStriped (2002), MassThin (2002), Microbe (2002), PellegriniItalic (2002), Pellegrini (2002), PileOutline (2002), Pile (2002), Rickshaw (2002, Indic letter simulation), Swisz (2002), SwiszThin (2002), TurbonItalic (2002), Turbon (2002), Apollo9, Apollo9Italic, Bite, Blob, BlobThin, Bubble, BubbleWild, Crack, Creatures, Dennis, Dioptrin, Dna, Electrance, Frakt, Launchpad, ORAV, Paul5, Paul6, PlakatOne, PlakatTwo, Push, Rubbermaid, RubbermaidSingle, Ticker, Tubeone, Tubetwo, Tvdinner, TvdinnerFull, Ufo, UfoItalic, Yodle.
Kombi was created in 2003.
The Fontomas CD published in 2005 (40 dollars for 75 fonts) is reviewed by Yves Peters. On it, we find older fonts as well as newer ones by Dirk himself: Ove, Gen1000 (DNA style), Hannelore, Mass, Micro B, Pellegrini (script), Pile, Swisz, Turbon, Rickshow (Indic simulation).
At 14. tage der typographie in 2013, he spoke on Grafik gegen Rechts.
Fontosaurus (est. 1996) has about 75 original giftware fonts by Dan Bailey (b. Minnesota, 1972) from Eagan, MN and now Coon Rapids, MN: Blowfish (2001), Negotiated (2006), GhettoBooty (2003), Laika (2003), Amerinese, Heptathalon, Riffic (2002), XMR (2002), Amerikatakana (2002), Experimenta (2002), Tapdance (2002, a great ultra-high contrast Broadway face), Casual Roman (2002, not free), Casual Roman Capitals (2002, not free), Heater (2001), Crank (2001), Halloweenies (2001), GaramOrbital (2001), Microbial (2001, pixelized), Inception (20USD), Fallen Thyme (a hacker font: letters are overlayed in Chank Diesel's Thymesans), Candycorn Overdose (2001), Statebats (2001), Whackbats (2001), 5by (bitmap font for the Mac), Deadwrong (2001), Alien Artifact (2001), Hoodoo Two (2001), Noonan (2001), YChrome (2001), Martini (2001), DresdenFirestorm (2001), Backlash, Brainwave, Whiplash, BlockheadInsecure, Blockhead, BlockheadSpeedy, CancunSiesta, CitizenDick (double writing), CSDAnorexic, CSDMegabold, CSDNormal, CSDPhattie, Danwriting, Eagan, Ebola Jones (2001), FallenDirty, Fallen, KaffeinePsychosisHeavy, KaffeinePsychosis, LucidityNormal, LuciditySlasher, MankatoHalfwit (outlines), MarsColony, MyFriendPoopa, OralExpulsive, Preternatural, Psychoactives (great!), RadiationBurn, Soviet2002, Starvetica, 989MaxProtect, Ablative (2001), Crackaddict, Harleysville, Juggernaut, LoveBot (a mashed Times Condensed), Packer, Sexypants (reworking of Calligraphic 421), Shadowboxer, Skylab (2000), Arduous, Bewbz, BungholioSurprise, Crotchrot, Numatrix, Oddziab, RonnieRaygun, Rusch (2006), Runningback, 1978NYC, Erg, Exclaim, Gigaton, Grackle, Kiloton, MashedPotatoes, Megaton, Moonbase, Mullet, Pornstar, PornStarAcademy, Scumbucket, SnowCrash (hacker face), Speeddealer, SpringBreak, Statebats.
American creator (b. 1986) of the letter permutation typeface New Kind of English (2009), of Accessories Urban (2010), Accessories Soft (2010), and of Fonts Bomb Skipper (2010, piano key face), Ghost Theory (2010), FontsBombIlovegrapes (2010), FontsBombJiGSAW (2010), Sniper Shot (2010), and Arabian Lamb (2010, Arabic simulation face). Rinosaur (2010) is a futuristic outline face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Footnote Fonts (FNF)
Florida-based Eddie Colton's creations: The Young Ones (2003-2007, a ranom note font based on the second season credits from The Young Ones TV series, which in turn was based on a Sex Pistols cover), Nebulus (2001, handwriting), Thorne (2000), Future Rot (2000), Metron (great geometric font), GoCrazy, Manglo (Asian simulation font), Protract, Don't Panic, Nightlife, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Werner, Killing Joke (hacker font), Electronic, Bjorkfont (see also here), NewOrder-Movement, NewOrder-Village 586, WildMoodSwings, Wishbats, Curiosity, Whispers (changed Hansa), TheTop. And a number of band fonts by other designers. Cure--Curiosity, Cure--Picture-Show, Cure--Wild-Mood-Swings, Cure--Wish and cure-play-out, all dated 1999-2002, can be downloaded here. Home page.
This is a name and a typeface category suggested to me by Suzanne Fleischauer. In hacker fonts, glyphs are replaced by other ones, possibly rotated or combined. For example, a 3 can be rotated to make an E, or S could be replaced by $. A list of such faces, sent to me by Suzanne, organized by designer:
i2design (or: i2 fontography)
Free fonts (type 1 for Mac, TTF for PC) at i2design: Redtape, Mx1urban, Mx2urban, Urban, Simulated Evolution (grunge font), Born (letters confused: a hacker font), Friction, Filltor (squarish, futuristic), Pixies (pixel font), Bitter Pill (futuristic), Intergalactic, Autechre, Xlr8 (futuristic, 1999), Overlap serif, Overlap. The fonts are made by Randy Humphries in 1999-2000.
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
InDigest Press AvantFonts
Jeff Wrench (Jeff Rentsch) from Denville, NJ, showcases about eight fonts, and lets you download one. His faces: Glitch (free), Blurrd, Anarchy Mono (a hacker font), JumpCut (nice!), StatBar-SurgeSuppression, Cannibal Times, Royal Pain (old typewriter), RoyalFadeingNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Katsuhiro Otomo created the (free) stencil-like truetype font Memories (1998) at Ryoppei & Studio KPI. The glyphs of Memories are just letters replaced by lookalikes, aka hacker fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
MADtype (est. 1996) is Matt Desmond's place in the type world. He has had a prolific career that started out with shareware fonts while Matt was at the Minneapolis Technical and Community College. His page back then said A haven for quality shareware type for the Mac. Later, Matt started mattdesmond.com, and co-founded the Test Pilot Collective (est. 1998 with Joseph Kral and Mike Cina). Many of his early faces were experimental and/or futuristic. In late 2003, mattdesmond.com disappeared, and MADtype, commercial now, resurfaced at the MyFonts site. Currently, Matt is based in Minnetnka, MN. He has also lived in Atlanta, GA, Fayetteville, GA, Rochester, NY, Redwood City, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His fonts can also be purchased via You Work For Them. He also does commissioned type design. Some fonts are freely available at the Google Font Directory.
Commissioned types: 77kids (2007, for the children's brand; the sketched faces were done with Justin Thomas Kay), AE Aerie (2005-206, American Eagle Outfitters), AE Newburgh (2005-206, American Eagle Outfitters), AE Summer Fonts (2007, all for American Eagle Outfitters), EEL Futura (2006, for Enjoying Everyday Life), Nike World Cup (2006), Virgin America (2006).
Orphaned types that disappeared or were planned but never executed: BrotherMan, Caprice, Convolve, HipstersDelight, Lugubrious, ModestaSmallCaps, Serifity, Skitzoid, Sliver, ThrowupSolid, Auresh (1998, futuristic; Test Pilot Collective), Kcap6 (1998, with Cina; Test Pilot Collective), Epiphany (1997; Test Pilot Collective), Testacon (with Kral and Cina; Test Pilot Collective), Civicstylecom (1999; Test Pilot Collective), Lutix (1998; Test Pilot Collective), Xerian (1997; Test Pilot Collective), Swoon, Furtive (2004, a sans), the display typeface Flathead (2004), the blackletter typeface Bahn (2004), Mesotone BT (2006, Bitstream, a monoline sans), Practical (a monoline connec script, planned in 2007 but not published), Poliphili (planned in 2007, as a revival of an Aldus/Griffo font), Wutupdo (1996, Garage Fonts), GFDesmond (Garage Fonts), Drone, Golden Times (2014, a corporate small caps typeface for the University of Minnesota), Vapiano (2014: hand-printed typeface for Vapiano International).
Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)
From Sweden, Mike Larsson's fonts include some dingbats, many grunge styles, some gothic fonts, and many crazy designs. These were mostly free. URL at 1001 fonts. Larsson went partially commercial in 2006. His commercial fonts include the distressed family Jackdaws and the grunge family My Big Sphinx. Devian Tart site. His Murderama site is dedicated to art and music. Dafont link.
His fonts: Happy Days (2013, an old typewriter font), Cold Coffee (2005), Terror 2005, Psych (2005), SwedeTrauma2005, Typewriter Royal 200 (2004, bold, thrashed and normal styles), A Perfect Drowning, Kraut-type-a-fuck (2004, distressed blackletter), Megalomania X (2003), Crap Music, AMobileLife, AlienCrops, Alienoid, AmateurLobotomy, Anal Probe (2012), Anarchistic (nice), Angrybitch, AreaIntruder, BadCargo, Beyond-Dingbat, Bio-septic, Bodybag, BrainDamage, BrendaSpencer, Buried, CafeAuShite, Caffeine, ColourBlind, Cypher, Damnation, DeadPostMan, DeadPostMan2004 (2004, old typewriter), DeadlyBreakfast, Dear-Theo (the Vincent Van Gogh font), Division-X, Dr. Benway, Dr.Enoksen, EdGein, Electric-Chair, Evil-Mail, FadedMovieStar, Feed-The-Enemy, Feed, FingeredFlesh, Fishcheese-Lungpeed, Fiskish-art, FlamingCorpse, ForgottenHospital, Fuckin'uglyfont, Hairofthedog (2000), HardWare, HateYouAll, HeadSurgery, ImpotentDeadFucker, InterZone-2, InterzoneCode, Jack-The-Ripper, Kontakt-Zagreb, LittleInsect, Living-End, LostPassenger(part2), LostPassenger(version3), LostPassenger, LostPassenger4, LowDown, LubricantSmell, Mr.Fisk.(hand), Mr.Fisk.-Art-2, MrFisk-Coke, MyBiopsy, NaiveFont, NoOne, Nofriend, Note-Of-Terror, NothingNet, PeepShow (white on black), Peter-Kurten, Private-Death, PrivateHell, Re-buried, Reinfeldt's Rotten Brain Font (2008, grungy stencil), Remington Riviera (Sperry rand, 2007, old typewriter), Santanas Humanum Salvator, ShittyDings, SickCoke, SixPointNine, Space-ship354, Suicide, Sweden-sucks, SwedishMeat (special), SymbolNerve (hacker font), The End (blackletter), The-Evil-Cop, TimesNewZoo-man, Under-water, Untitled, Washme,please, ZeBirdzLaMortum, DancingDead, Depressionist (2000), Areyouawake, Neo?, BadCargo2.0, BrokenPlanewing, Brother Deluxe 1350 (2012, old typewriter face), FriedAss, Handgranade, Head-injuries, German Underground (2003, smudged blackletter), Satanas Humanum Salvator (2000, a blackletter typeface with arrows for learning the curves).
Popdog fonts (or: Fiberia)
About 30 free original truetype fonts by Athens, Greece-based Dimitris Kolyris (b. 1973), half of which are grungy in style: Hip Priest (2016), Raw Macro (2016, architectural or blueprint style), Glasnost (2010), Victor Vector, Slang King (2003), Datatrash, DataTrash2, Ziperhead, CRAMPED, CRAMPS, CrackedJohnnie, DISCOBOX, DISCONNECTHOST, EVOL, POP1280, RANXEROX, Roundermultistyled, TomViolenceAUTOSPACED, UGLYLOVER, Vandaloop (hacker font), ZWISDOM, Bonviver, Corazon, HappyDaze, Recover, Tom Violence, Viper Nora, Benny Blanco, DEADLINE, HEATWAVE. Homepage invalid. Dafont link. And another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of free fonts. These include Dynamic (2012, a connected fifties script), Rails, I Scrap (2012, hand-printed), Dogwood (2012), Symbols1 (2012), Social Networking Symbols (2012, three styles), ESPN (2012, 3d, outlined), Tattoo Parlor (2012), Life's too short (2012), animaltracksPQSEWVRZ (2012), Spring Flowers (2012), Pear Trees (2012, flowing script), Blue Skies (2012, cursive hand), Simply Adorable (2012), Steppingstones (2012, 3d, outlined), Blob Regular (2012), Which Way (2012), Candied (2012), Here and there (2012), Thin Hand (2012), Rebecca Hand (2012), Blockhedd (2012, a 3d face), Symbols Font (2012, a hacker font).
Slub Design (was: Lawn Dart Fonts)
Slub Design is the new outfit of Ray Buetens and Staci Sambol, a husband and wife graphic design team from Santa Cruz, CA.
Free fonts: Alfredo's Dance, BeetleJ, I-SEE-SPIRALS, Mrs.-Strange, MyDogSpotGrid-Bold, PYGLT-Crumbled, Polyglot (a hacker fontfamily), StubMM (multiple master).
As Lawn Dart Fonts, Ray Buetens offered free fonts such as Alfredo's Dance, ISeeSpirals, Mrs. Strange, Polyglot, BackBod, MyDogSpot, DebMel, KrazyKool (by Julian Buetens), BeetleJuice, and his masterpiece, the monospaced multiple master font stubMM.
Free original truetype fonts by Aileen Lau: Direct access. List: 3Megabytes, Betty'sConfetti, BungleCity (hacker font), Chonker, Chunk-a-Chip, CowsIntheU.S. (1999), CuttingCorners, DamntheMan, Devil'sHandshake, Dr.EveL, Feetish, FirstCrush, GirthControl, It's AboutTime, JiggeryPokery, LinguineLinguist, LoveLetters, MascaraMistake, OsteoCorroded, Quares, ScatterbrainedRestrained, SomethingFishy, SpotMatrix, Staccatissmo, StashofDashes, VanillaBoys, WhatsupWitchoo?, ZingDiddlyDoo, ZingDiddlyDooZapped, Mugnuts, Peakaboo, Happy Anniversary, Split Enzymes, Osteo Corroded, Mugnuts, Mumsies, Phantomime, Popsies, Trubble (2001), Vibrolator (2001), Tidy Curve TV (2002), Zing Diddly Doo (2006).
Studio Sans-1 (Typography)
Art director Ronald Sansone is from Middleton, CT (and before that, Weston, CT). He ran the AOL font library and font software forums and libraries from ca. 1992 until 1999. He runs the free font site Fontaday. Ronald created the free grunge and display fonts Dark Black, Distrowt, In-N-Out, Negative-O, NumerO (a hacker font), SmurfinNormal, Spund, TwisterD, Uneeek, and HookedUp101 (2004: started by Sansone but finished by Ray Larabie). He also created the dingbat faces Batman (1996) and DingoBatz (1997; it was also featured in Linotype's 1998 font CD called Font Xplosion One). Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Test Pilot Collective (est. 1998) is a type foundry located in San Francisco, CA, USA. Typeface designs by Joseph Kral, Matt Desmond, and Michael Cina. The fonts were available via Makambo: 6X7OCT (Michael Cina), AMBER (Matt Desmond), AMERICANGOTHIC (Matt Desmond), AOLSUCKS (Joseph Kral), ATARIBABY (Joseph Kral), Auresh (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), BASIS (Matt Desmond), Bastard (Michael Cina, 1998), BEAT (Matt Desmond), Braille (Joseph Kral, 1999), CALIPER (Michael Cina), CAM (Michael Cina), Cheese (Michael Cina, 1998), CINAHAND (Michael Cina), Civicstylecom (1999, Matt Desmond), COMPOSITE (Michael Cina), CROSSOVER (Michael Cina), CURBDOG (Matt Desmond), DATDATA (Joseph Kral), DESMONDTEXT (Matt Desmond), DOUBLEOSEVEN (Joseph Kral), ER9 (Matt Desmond), Europa (Matthew Desmond, 1998), FIREFLYLOVE (Joseph Kral), FORMATION (Michael Cina), FOURFORTY (Joseph Kral), GOTHICOANTIQUA (Matt Desmond), HALFWIT (Joseph Kral), INVOICE (Matt Desmond), JOESFOOT (Joseph Kral), Kcap6 (dingbats by Michael Cina and Matthew Desmond, 1998), KRALHND (Joseph Kral), Lakestreet (grunge font by Joseph Kral, 1998), LUNARMOD (Matt Desmond), Lutix (StarTrek font, Matthew Desmond, 1998), MAETL (Michael Cina), MECHANICAL (Joseph Kral), NANOCODE (Joseph Kral), NASH (Michael Cina), OCRJ (Joseph Kral), OCRK (Joseph Kral), OCTOBRE (Joseph Kral), OPENLUNCH (Joseph Kral), PLATFORMS (Joseph Kral), PYROTECHNICS (Joseph Kral&Michael Cina, 1998), RAZORSUITE (Joseph Kral), REFLECTOR (Joseph Kral), RETRON (Matt Desmond), SAARIKARI (Joseph Kral), SCREWMOPHEAD (Joseph Kral), SELECTOR (Michael Cina), SHAOLINSTYLE (Joseph Kral), SHIFTY (Matt Desmond, 1998, also [T26]), Stem (Michael Cina, 1998), STICK26 (Joseph Kral), Stomper (Matthew Desmond, 1999), SUBITO (Joseph Kral), Testacon (by Cina, Desmond and Kral, 1999), TRISECT (Michael Cina), TRYPTOMENE (Joseph Kral), TWINSITES (Joseph Kral), ULTRAMAGNETIC2 (Michael Cina), UNISECT (Michael Cina), WOODDALE (Matt Desmond), WRONGWAY (Joseph Kral), Xerian (Matthew Desmond, 1997), XERXES (Joseph Kral, 1998), ZEBRAFLESH (Joseph Kral). They made a custom font for Citibank, a modification of Joe Kral's OCRK (1998).
Uddi Uddi fonts
Fonts made by the Uddi Uddi team in Melbourne---Gorden Clarke and Pete Joison---include Dubbem, HastyPudding, Herbert, Larson, Pickabilly, Wiffles, Buttercrumb (a hacker font), Bungnipper, Andover, FustyLuggs, Gaggers, Glimstick, Captain Podd (sci-fi face), DraggleTail, Druillet, HuckleBuff, Inkburrow (their most successfil, an easy-to-recognize script face), Huckle Buff, RumBubber (psychedelic), Staggering Bob, Whoobub, Olli Compolli, Hasty Pudding, Staggering Bob (grunge), Spider Shanks, Scrubadoo, Jobbernole, Running Smobble, Aragones and Botherums.
Uzim is a French type designer with a very nice output: 1920, 1920Bold, Acid2, AcidIII, AcidOne, Apocalypse, AtomicPasta, AtomicPastaItalic, Biolid, BlackRoses, BruisedFifty, BruisedFive, BruisedHundred, BruisedTen, BruisedTwentyFive, BruisedZero, BurningLight, BurningNormal (scratchy hand), ClearTypewriter, Distorted Faith (2001, a hacker font), Ephotical, FStein, FilthySunshine, Fishinthebathroom, Handmade, HerbeRouge, Index29, Jungle, Klassenarbeit, LiquidNewspaper, MoonyCat, November, OrganicDisease, Origin, Pantheon, Patterns&Dots, PoisonSkin, RiceCracker, RoseWater, SaladeDeFruitsCerise, SaladeDeFruitsOrange, SaladeDeFruitsPomme, SaladeDeFruitsRaisin, ScrapesBold, ScrapesLight, ScrapesNormal, Sunflower, TYpEwRiTeRsReVeNgE, Temperature, Tequila, Thundershower. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vintage Type offers hundreds of fonts, including decoratives and typewriter fonts. Free trial downloads (which stopped many years ago): Corona, Mei Ornaments (great Chinese ornament font), and Bulletin, Mac and Windows, type 1 and TrueType: go here. They also sell a wonderful Celtic type family, Vintage Celtia for 35 USD (it consists of Spirals, Keys, Knotwork, and VT Quadrata). Font Jones (Hot Metal Type) made FruitbasketFlip, FruitbasketTantrum, FruitbasketUpset, Manhattan. Mark Thomas made RosabelAntique-Roman (1994). Other fonts, all by Susan Townsend: VTCojones, VTCrystalBalzac, VTDigitDog, VTEbolaReston, VTNervouzReich (a wonderfil fat poster face), VTPompousCircumstance, VTSuRealDingbats, 13Fletcher, 13Ghosts, 13Inka, 13Misa, 13Roshi, EbolaKikwit, Ghost, HippoCritic, Salsa-Two, Salsa, TomFoolPlumLoco. More or less complete list of fonts: Carbon14-BlackTape, Carbon14-Neo, Carbon14-NeoLite, Carbon14-Regular, Carbon14-Stout [the Carbon14 series is by Joseph Coniglio], CrystalBalzac, DigitDog-Pig, FruitbasketFlip, FruitbasketTantrum, FruitbasketUpset, Manhattan-Bold, Manhattan-BoldItalic, Manhattan-Italic, Manhattan, MarketLtd-Aquacia, PompousCircumstance-Chiseled, RosabelAntique-Roman, Salsa, SuRealDingbats-VolumeOne, VTCeltia-Keys, VTCeltia-KnotsBlack, VTCeltia-KnotsWhite, VTCeltia-Spirals, VTCojones, VTCojonesLaredo, VTCorona, VTCrystalBalzac, VTCrystalBalzacSplines, VTCualaCaslon-Italic, VTCualaCaslon-Roman, VTDigitDogAgog (a hacker font), VTDigitDogHog, VTDigitDogPig, VTEbola-Kikwit, VTEbola-MarburgBlackVomit, VTEbola-Reston, VTEbola-Sudan, VTEbola-SudanCrashing, VTEbola-Zaire, VTHippoCritic-Antics, VTHippoCritic-Flowerchild, VTHippoCritic-Lollypops, VTLucifersPension-Gothic, VTLucifersPension-Roman, VTMeiOrnaments-OnBlack, VTMeiOrnaments-OnCircle, VTMeiOrnaments, VTMeiOrnamentsOnBlack, VTNecrotic-Fluids, VTNecrotic-Tissue, VTNervouzReich-Boots, VTNervouzReich-Decorated, VTNervouzReich-Rank, VTNervouzReichBoots, VTNervouzReichDecorated, VTNervouzReichRank, VTPabstOldstyleItalic, VTPabstOldstyleRoman, VTPabstOldstyleSCItalic, VTPabstOldstyleSCRoman, VTPabstOldstyleSwashItalic, VTPompousCircumstanceChiseled, VTPompousCircumstanceShapely, VTQuadrata, VTSuRealDingbatsOne, VTSuRealDingbatsTwo, VTTomFool-Highfalutin, VTTomFool-PlumLoco, VTTomFool-Ransomer, VTWroughtIron-Bombs, VTWroughtIron-Cherries, VTWroughtIron-Maces, VTypewriter-BlickCursive, VTypewriter-BlickElectric, VTypewriter-Bulletin, VTypewriter-Corona, VTypewriter-Olympia, VTypewriter-RemingtonPerfected, VTypewriter-RemingtonPortable, VTypewriter-RemingtonPremiere, VTypewriter-RibbonFace, VTypewriter-Royal, VTypewriter-RoyalDeLuxe, VTypewriter-RoyalElite, VTypewriter-SmithUpright, VTypewriter-Telegram, VTypewriter-TelegramTwo, VTypewriter-Underwood, VTypewriter-UnderwoodPortable, VintageTypewriter-One, VintageTypewriter-RoyalDeLuxe, VintageTypewriter-SmithUpright, VintageTypewriter-Two. Direct access to their vintage typewriter page with these beauties: Blick Cursive, Blick Electric, Corona, Olympia, Remington Perfected No. 4, Remington Portable/4, Remington Premiere, Ribbon Face, Royal, Royal DeLuxe, Royal Elite, Smith Upright, Telegram, Underwood, and Underwood Portable. In 2009, their site had just this:
Zane Townsend is a guy from Georgia (b. 1977) who lives in Tokyo. He gave away his fonts under foundry names such as Unrender.com, "The StyleMachine", "13th Degree Fonts" and "Ghost Font Foundry". Alternate URL at eksten.com.