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Alex Joganic (1871 Project) is the Birmingham, AL-based designer of Matches (2016, an octagonal typeface), Ciclista (2016, a casual monoline typeface), Superior (2016, a handcrafted sans), The Victor (2016, handcrafted), Zara Elyse (2016: script), Fernweh (2016, a handcrafted typeface with a vintage wood type look) and Xander (2016, in Sans and Serif: 19th century all caps typeface family with a wood type look).
Typefaces from 2020: Understock (vintage).
Typefaces from 2021: Doric (a display typeface by Alex and Emma Joganic), Darker, Clever (a sharp-edged display typeface with negative angle and the coathanger lower case f that is de rigueur in 2021), Sonder (a decorative serif with diagonal stress).
Spanish designer of the hipsterish display typeface Belle de Mai (2020), a variable display typeface inspired in the cultural shock between high cost zones and the lowest suburbs near big metropolitans cities like Paris, and in the French culture, especially in the hood of La Belle de Mai, where it takes the name from.
Fatnobrain was Adrien Midzic's design studio in Paris. Born in 1982, he co-founded Pizza Typefaces with Luc Borho in 2018. Midzic designed these typefaces or type families: Fine (lineal), Blokus (free pixel font, 2009), Cimen (strong sans, designed for Smacl Entraide), Mesquine (lineal), Blitz, Cucha, Stencil Reverse, Huit (2009, a gorgeous didone headline face), Stenha (stencil).
Fonts made in 2010: The ETH family (art deco sans).
Custom typefaces by Midzic: Aquitaine (2013, for Région Aquitaine), Nilka (2013, for his personal identity), No End (2013, a fat didone), Ethon Serif (2013, a perked up serif typeface for Penguin Books), Kasai Est (2011, for the Congo-based Kasai Est Magazine), Festival De Film Documentaire (2011), Nevenka (2011, condensed sans).
In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Adrien Midzic and Joana Correia co-designed Saya Serif FY (2015).
At the free font cooperative Velvetyne, he published the sans typeface Lack (2014).
In 2015, he made the 3-style sans typeface Suber for an art fair in Paris. The roman transitional typeface Bota Serif (2015), which was inspired by Cochin (designed by Charles Peignot in 1912) is a custom font designed for Hotel des ventes de Poitiers. In 2017, it was finally released for retail.
In 2016, Adrien designed the bold titling typeface Debeo and the modern condensed Latin/Arabic typeface 29LT Adir (with Naji El Mir; at 29 Letters).
In 2017, he published the piano key typeface Mixal, which became a large experiment on variable fonts and is free for everyone.
Typefaces from 2018: Kern, Kern Office (a sans with some Futura features), Forno (sans), VTF Lack (a free single weight monoline geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, published by Velvetyne), Metal (an all caps multi-width variable font originally designed for marché Dauphine), Orelo (a 120-style high-contrast fashion mag font family; +Orelo Hangul, 2020).
Typefaces from 2019: Ultra Solar (experimental), 1871 Mane (a custom sans typeface), Wasa (a tense sans in seven styles), Shrill, Gangster Grotesk (free), Stupid (a hacker / hipster font), Kern (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Shreck Issue (very tall and ultra-condensed), Metal (brutalist), Version ACT (a two-axis variable font), Debeo (a heavy sans), Dozza (a hybrid family named after ITC Mendoza by Jose Mendoza Almeida), XMX (experimental).
Typefaces from 2021: Campingo (a roundish informal typeface inspired by camping and outdoor life), Bota (with Ines Davodeau: first designed for Boissnot&Tailliez, Bota is a modern interpretation of Georges Peignot's Cochin (2012)), Pleasure (hipsterism pushed to the fringe of addiction), Model Standard (ModelStandard Mono, ModelStandard SemiMono, ModelStandard Sans).
Blackpool, UK-based designer of the hipster typeface Penultimate (2013), which was created during his studies at the University of Huddersfield. In 2014, Aidan created the squarish typeface Second and the geometric all-caps sans typeface Enigma.
Aka Alan Alan and as I Like Fonts. Edinburgh, Scotland-based designer of the freeware fonts Meat Raffle (2016), Milk (2002), Jobby (2002, grunge), Matchbox (2002), Dirty Fox (2012, nice grungy caps), Laundry Day (2011), Gorestep (2011, dripping paint font), Stylo (2011), Cable Guy (2011), Bodypump (2002), Aztec Hipster (2012, Mexican simulation typeface), Afro House (2012, tribal), Mashed (2012: a grungy stencil take on the Mash logo), Original Junglist (2012: white on black poster face), Tower Blocks (2013), and AP Digibats (2002). Many of these fonts have no punctuation.
Designer who lives in Buenos Aires and who teaches graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone, and Movicom. He runs Estudio Paul. Professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Co-creator, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Usenet (2000), FontCop I through IV (2000) and the pixel font family Cayetano. Published the dot matrix font Stardust with T-26 in 2000. Designed the gorgeous font Elektora in 2000. He developed with Michael Lynch a 17-font Tennis set of grid-based pixel fonts. At Typeworx, he published Reflex (2002), a commercial 6-style unicase font family. Another web site by Alejandro. Cofounder of DAS, a design studio in Buenos Aires.
Cofounder of Sudtipos (2003), where he does custom work and creates new typefaces.
Still at Sudtipos, he digitized the beautiful handwriting/calligraphic typefaces by Angel Koziupa called Alma (2005), Murga, Habano and Tiza, which together with his script typeface Argenta (2004), Oxida (2005), the medieval script typeface Mama Script (2004, designed with Alfredo Graziani), Divina (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), and the sans family Kautiva (2004) can be bought via Umbrella Type.
Herencia (2004, a handwriting typeface done with Diego Giaccone), Grover (2004, slab serif), Milk Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Mama Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Politica (2004, a techno typeface with a very thin Thin weight) are at Sudtipos.
The Bluemlein Scripts (2004-2005, Umbrella and Veer) are based on the calligraphic renderings of Charles Bluemlein, shown in a 1943 ink catalog: Miss Le Gatees, Mr Rafkin, Mr Keningbeck, Mr Lackboughs, Lady Dawn, Mrs Von Eckley, Mr Sheppards, Mr Dafoe, Mr Canfields, Mr Stalwart, Mr Sandsfort, Mr Leopolde, Mr DeHaviland, Mr Blaketon, Miss Stanfort, Miss Packgope, Miss Fajardose, Mrs Saint-Delafield, Mrs Blackfort, Mr Sopkin, Mr Sheffield, Miss Lankfort, Herr Von Muellerhoff, Dr Sugiyama, Dr Carbfred. (Note: Soft Horizon's Lainie Day (1993) is an earlier free font in the style of Lady Dawn and Mr Lackboughs). In 2011, that series was made available at Google Web Fonts.
Sudestada (2005, Sudtipos) is a handwriting script developed with Diego Giaccone. Cuisine (2005, Umbrella Type) is an informal bold script. Mousse Script (2005, Sudtipos) is based on Glenmoy, a 1932 Stephenson Blake typeface. Suave Script (2005) is a 4am jazz bar script. Ministry (2005) is related in style but less funky, Chocolate (2005) is for sales ads, and Cenizas (2005, with Angel Koziupa) is straight from an old manuscript.
Whomp (2006, Umbrella) was based on a partial sign-painting font by Alf Becker (1930s), and so was Buffet Script (2006, Sudtipos). Affair (2006, Umbrella) is swashy and calligraphic, while Candy Script (2007) and its italic version Sugar Pie (2011) are based on Argentina's market lettering. Galgo Script (2007) is a brush calligraphic font based on a design of Angel Koziupa.
Burgues Script (2007) is an ornate calligraphic script based on the lettering of calligraphy teacher Louis Madarasz (1859-1910) (award at TDC2 2008). Burgues Script, Adios Script (2008: it won an award at TDC2 2009), Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008.
Sinfonieta (2006) and Buffet Script are fifties style connected scripts. Feel Script (2007) is based on lettering that calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub created in 1950 and that was subsequently captured in Intertype's typeface Monterey (1958). Some letterforms were redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself), Cuisine (2008, food advertising script), Pronto (2008, comic book style, by Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Grover (2004, rounded sans family), Grover Slab (2004). Burgues Script, Adios Script, Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. Calgary Script (2008, Umbrella) is a pure signpainting job.
Accolades from all typophiles for his calligraphic wunderkind, Compendium (2008).
Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.
The year 2010 starts off with a bang, five awards at Tipos Latinos 2010: a grand prize for Brownstone Sans, and four standard awards, for Semilla, Kewl Script (for food packaging and store windows), Calgary Script, and for Business Penmanship.
Typefaces from 2010 include the baseball lettering typeface Fan Script and the tattoo script face Piel Script (piel=skin), which was influenced by Burgues Script and more remotely by showcard lettering by B. Boley (1930s, Sign of the Times Magazine). Piel Script won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
He added one retro connected signage font to the Filmotype collection in 2012, called Filmotype Kitten (original from 1955). Filmotype Zephyr (2012) is an italic roman formal script. Filmotype Yukon (2012) is inspired by the classic Palmer style of penmanship.
Storefront (2012) is a swashy signage typeface based on an incomplete alphabet by Alf Becker.
His signage script typeface Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Typefaces from 2013: Rolling Pen (a connected script that recalls the business penmanship genre), Bellissima Script (based on a copperplate calligraphic alphabet from Bellezas de la Caligrafía by Ramón Stirling, 1844).
In 2014, he helped Panco Sassano, a lettering artist and illustrator from Mar del Plata, who designed the wide connected semi-calligraphic handwriting typeface Horizontes Script (Horizontes subsequently won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016). Still in 2014, he published the fat packaging or signage script Bowling Script, which is based on Freely Drawn Italic, a non-font alphabet by Ernst Bentele (1953).
In 2015, Alejandro Paul, Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari combined forces in the signage script typeface Quotes (Script+Caps) (2015, Sudtipos).
Merengue Script (2015, with Panco Sassone) is a fun creamy script, ideal for pastry shops, tea rooms or supermarkets.
Steak (2016) is a connected vintage signage script based on an Alf Becker design.
Envelove (2017) is a script typeface family consisting of Script, Icons, and Caps, designed at Sudtipos by Yani Arabena, Guille Vizzari, and Alejandro Paul. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Envelove.
Still in 2017, Guille Vizzari and Alejandro Paul co-designed the great Moleskine notebook-inspired typeface family Proprietor. Proprietor comes in Script, Icon, Deco, Wide, Open and Roman styles. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
Rigatoni (2017): A skyline didone based on mid-20th century example by Eugen Nerdinger.
Bibliophile Script (2017). A pair of copperplate calligraphic typefaces.
Newbery Sans Pro (2018). A simple workhorse sans typeface family that is inspired by German industrial design and the lettering of Eugen Nerdinger.
Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Tennis Set, Bibliophile Script, French Bulldog, Envelove, La Taqueria, and Speakeasy Set (a collection of (copperplate) script, sans, modern, flare and gothic substyles).
From 2019: Hot Salsa (a retro brush script; with Ximena Jimenez), Old Letterhand, Clockmaker (arts and crafts style), Steak Script (inspired by an old alphabet by Alf Becker), Address Sans Pro (a sans family inspired by Butti and Novarese). In 2019, Alejandro Freitez and Claire Menager, under the art directoship of Alejandro Paul, designed the multistyle wood type look / Western / Victorian / reverse stress / hyper-decorative Presley Slab.
Typefaces from 2020: Apothicaire (a wonderful quaint serif family in the frivolous didone genre; three variable fonts, 16 styles in all), Inglesa (a penmanship script), Dilemma, Dilemma Serif (Dilemma is a sans/serif type system with 42 styles; it is inspired by the anonymous Polyphème, Cyclopéen and Extra Condensé designs from the early 1900s at the Peignot Fonderie; two variable fonts are included), Sporty Pro (a large sports / athletics font family).
Typefaces from 2021: Plethora (an 18-style family and two variable fonts that build on Julius Herriet's Old Style Ornamented for Bruce Type Foundry; Alejandro added various frills, ligatures, weights, exaggerating in true Victorian spirit), Magari (a fat face or Normande; Alejandro likens it to Italian classics of the 19th century though), Regional (27 styles, plus variable styles).
The Due Studio (or: Due Collective) of Alessio Pompadura and Massimiliano Vitti, both based in Perugia, Italy, co-designed the grid-based stencil typeface Nodo in 2017.
In 2018. they developed PVF Display for the identity of Palazzo Vertemate Franchi.
In 2019, they designed Grotta, and wrote: Grotta is an irreverent contemporary neo-grotesk typeface with strong geometric accent and sharp contrast in its form. Characterized by tight apertures and an overall dynamic feeling it is suited for both display and text sizes. It is our interpretation of the 21st century grotesk, exuberant, irruptive and [...] winks at [...] Venus-Grotesk and Monotype Grotesque. It shows influences of hipstertism in the way strokes are joined in the 1, N, M, V, W, and other letters.
The semi-pixel typeface Analo Grotesk was codesigned in 2019 by Alessio Pompadura and Massimiliano Vitti.
In 2020, he released Decay White: Decay is a modern serif that brings the idiosyncratic philosophy of Decadent Movement into our darkest future, mixing sinuous curves with eccentric pointed serifs and drastic ligatures between multiple and single letters. A typeface on the border between irrational aesthetics and rational function.
Caterham, UK-based designer. Creator of the experimental circle-based typeface Circle One (2012). During his studies at University of the Creative Arts Farnham in the UK, Alex Davies designed the experimental typeface Triangle One (2013) and the hipster deco typeface New Type (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
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Mainz, Germany-based creator of Fadista (2013) during his studies at the University of Applied Sciences Mainz. Calling Fadista another fucking hip and trendy experimental grotesque---which we call hipster typefaces in my pages---, he explains: The main references were letterings from sheet music to the traditional Portuguese fado created by the artist Stuart Carvalhais (1887-1961). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Web designer in Saint Petersburg, Russia. His typefaces are often experimental and include:
Ukrainian outfit. In 2020, AlfaBravo released Monofontis (a monospaced hipster sans in 18 styles; by Kyrylo Tkachov and Maria Weinstein), the sans typeface family Rock Star (Konstantin Golovchenko, Kyrylo Tkachov). Inspired by 20th century Ukrainian modernism, AlfaBravo released the 9-style geometric titling / book cover sans family Almaz (2020: by Kyrylo Tkachov and Serhii Makarenko). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France, class of 2011. At ESAD her graduation typeface was called Eskapade. In 2012, the blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.
For the next few yours, her work was published by Fontyou:
In 2015, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak co-designed the spurless / organic slightly inflated sans typeface family Diodrum at Indian Type Foundry. Diodrum Rounded (2020, by Manushi Parikh, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak) is a spurless organic sans family.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak designed the all caps art deco / avant garde typeface family Inbox that comes with many great ligatures and interlocking glyph pairs. It was published at Indian Type Foundry.
Alpinist (2016) is a humanist sans with a small x-height optimized for magazine design and other editorial applications. The edges are slightly rounded for easy reading. It was designed by Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. Somehow, it evolved into Alpino at Fontshare.
In 2016, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak released Associate Sans and Slab (+Stencil), and Associate Mono at Indian Type Foundry. This is a family with an American gothic look.
Papelli (2016) is an informal typeface family by Alisa Nowak and Julie Soudanne.
At Fontstore / Fontshare, she released the 6-weight sans typeface Excon in 2017. Excon is named after and a tribute to French designer Roger Excoffon (1910–1983). Excon's letters are top-heavy, a rarely-explored idea in type design Excoffon himself experimented with.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Théo Guillard, Morgane Pambrun, Alisa Nowak and Joachim Vu co-designed Bespoke Sans, Bespoke Serif and Bespoke Slab at Fontstore / Fontshare. In 2020, Bespoke Stencil was added.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak designed the attractive titling didone typeface Zesta.
Zodiak (2021, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak, and Théo Guillard at Fontshare) is a free 24-style text family with Century-like newspaper roots and sturdy bracketed slab serifs that was originally named Claire (2020).
Almarena is a creative agency founded in 2006 and based in Lyon and Paris. In 2020, they released the retail font Almarena.
Typefaces from 2021: Miju (a sharp-edged display font inspired by Japanese culture), 1769 Display (an elegant and modern serif typeface inspired by the history of France and more particularly the romantic movement (1700s and 1800s): the roundness of its characters and its numerous ligatures reflect the grace, refinement and sensitivity that were omnipresent during the 18th century), Almarena Mono (a hipster sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
Madrid-based graphic designer. FontStructor who made the counterless square typeface Ilusteo (2011). Other typefaces include Hipster Viral Blackletter (2014, tweetware) and Cibelina (2014, a font based on the typography of the ceramic name street plaques in Madrid made by the recently deceased ceramist Alfredo Ruiz de Luna. The original sources of this font go back to the seventeenth century). Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
A freelance artist and illustrator based in Palermo, Italy, and born in Russia, Anastasiia Macaluso created various handcrafted typefaces in 2015, including a mummy-themed font, a bloody font, a bubblegum font, a couple of crayon typefaces and watercolor and dry brush types. In 2015, she started selling her work, such as the vampire script font Rodion, the crayon typeface Carbon Script, and a drop-dead gorgeous set of vector format snowflakes.
Typefaces from 2016: Prosto (a handcrafted Latin / Cyrillic typeface), Sofia (thick brush. free), Astrid (hipster style), Giglio (paperclip style).
Typefaces from 2017: Palma Nana (script).
Typefaces from 2019: Module (a monoline display typeface), Unmoor (an outlined and color rope font).
Art director in San Antonio, TX (and before that, Metairie, LA), who designed a few display typefaces in 2011: Eclipse, Eclipped, Regression (octagonal), JUNKY boy (ultra-fat, counterless), Gorilla (straight-edged).
Russian propaganda poster art led to Burial (2013), Quickdraw (2013, Western), Aerial (2013) and Aerial Stencil (2013). He also made techno / sports typefaces Enforcer (2013) and Form (2013, techno sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Matter, Form (techno), Hospital, Craze (sharp-edged, free), Foray (squarish), Hospital (squarish style), Hydjakids.
Typefaces from 2017: Triton (sports font), Carson (beatnik font), Tomahawk (hipster style).
Typefaces from 2018: Pirlo (techno), Spartan (an octagonal font and military stencil), Scoreline (athletic lettering).
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include Gothickella (2017, blackletter), Sailorette Tattoo (2015), Elkwood (2014, sans), Snowinter (2014, sans), Rebel Pixy (2014, tattoo script), Pride of the Young (2014, hipster style), Scribblet (2014), Tall & Slim (2014, a great tall-legged poster typeface), Tribal Threat (2014), Boldenstein (2014), Fireflies (2014), Rio Frescata (2014, curly), Alpaca Scarlett (2014), Alpaca Solidify (2014), Vanity Script (2014: a vampire script), SC Gretchin and Timmy (2013), Fun In The Jungle (2013), Pixelic War (2013), A Glitch In Time (2013), Giraffe And Co (2013, an African-themed typeface), Chameleon Dreams (2013: a fantastic wacky party typeface), Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011), Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Jonesboro, AR, who created these typefaces during his studies at Arkansas State University:
Graphic designer in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria who created Rising Typeface in 2013, for which he took inspiration from samurai warriors. Artyca (2013) is Gill Sans, adapted to various symbologies. In 2015, he designed the minimalist hipster typeface Nara, which is inspired by the architecture of Japan's second historical period known as Nara. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Bombay, who made a custom Hindi font (2012), as well as a typeface for teaching children how to draw the Latin alphabet. He also created Hexy (2012, a hexagonal family that includes an inline face), Hindustan Hipsters Icons (2012), the thin geometric typeface Elefont Sans (2012) and the paperclip typeface Incomple (2012).
During her studies, Minsk, Belarus-based Anna Werigo designed the free Latin / Cyrillic avant garde typeface Minsk (2016) and the hipster typeface Minsk Accent (2016). The download link no longer works. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin, Germany (was: Jamtland, Sweden)-based designer (b. 1988) of Rub My Soap (2015, a free animated font), Runkmuskel (2011, hand-printed), Woodwarrior (2013, a hipster typeface with runic influences), tweetware hipster typeface), Wasteland (2014, a tweetware brush typeface advertized as post-apocalyptic), and PXLPLZ (2012, pixel face).
Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the free hipster (vector format) typeface Cosmic (2017). He also designed three free gorgeous Latin calligraphic brush typefaces in 2017. Designer of the handcrafted Handic (2017), the athletic lettering font Hardcore (2017), Stencil (2017, which, remarkably, is not a stencil font), the brushed Graffitist (2017), the display sans Interface (2017), the vintage typeface Old Time (2017), the brush script typeface Drive (2017) and the brushed calligraphic typefaces simply called 1, 2 and 3 (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the handcrafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).
Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016), the appealing (regular and rough) poster typeface Weisshorn (2016), the grungy letterpress font Ovsyanka (2016), and the handcrafted typeface Norquay (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Santens Script (dry brush).
Typefaces from 2020: Tipio.
Typefaces from 2021: Regolith (an all caps display sans with or without a stripe texture), Roadside Motel (a poster font), Planet Jupiter (a great all caps cartoon font), SA Tampico (mimicking writing on wooden crates), Tampico Symbols, Howard (an ultra-condensed titling font).
Typefaces from 2022: SA Woodland Hills (an all caps monolinear rounded sans for Latin and Cyrillic).
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Steady (a signage script), Advena (a monoline script), Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (a connected calligraphic script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
Valentin Besset (Atelier About, Lyon, France) designed Giant Brick (2016: a 3d typeface), Die Geometrische (2016), Fraternity (2016, hipster style) and Point à Point (2016, connect-the-dots typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Attak is a two-headed graphic design firm formed in 2004 by Peter Korsman (b. 1982) and Casper Herselman. It is based in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. In May 2016, Peter Korsman left Attak to start Autograph. Attak has some free and some commercial typefaces. Behance link. Their fonts, ca. 2009: AT AK-47, AT Babyfat, AT Blaser, AT Concours, AT Dienstuhr, AT Discipline, AT FFW, AT Helix, AT Hide and Seek, AT Hieronymus, AT Janus Kiep, AT Kerremus, AT Klaxon, AT Korsakopf, AT Litewriter, AT Mepper, AT Mohawk, AT Moker, AT Monoload, AT Muntel, AT Peetroleum, AT Praktikum, AT Promille, AT Ramseier, AT Riot, AT Sirca, AT Sirca alternate, AT Slyper, AT Snotnose, AT Streeep, AT Tabak, AT T'Atteljeej, AT TCB, AT Timeline, AT Trash Bold, AT Willi, AT With Machines, AT Zippora. Notable products: AK-47 simulates Cyrillic; Helix is a stencil face; Muntel and Concours are fat art deco typefaces; Practicum and Tabak are octagonal; Riot leaks blood; Sirca is based on arcs of circles; Streep is a multiline font. I presume that Peter is the main font designer in the team, as he already made fonts as early as 2003 for Burodestruct (see, e.g., BD Burner, BD El Max, BD Sirca, and BD Bardust, downloadable here).
By 2017, their catalog includes AT AK-47, AT Baballero, AT Babyfat, AT Blaser, AT Concise, AT Concours, AT De Palm, AT Dienstuhr, AT Discipline, AT El Muerte, AT Falten, AT FFW, AT Ginn, AT Helix, AT Hide and Seek, AT Hieronymus, AT Hindenburg, AT Imperiale, AT Janus Kiep, AT Kerremus, AT Klaxon, AT Korsakopf, AT Kuhn, AT Litewriter, AT Mepper, AT Mohawk, AT Moker, AT Monoload, AT Muntel, AT Peetroleum, AT Praktikum, AT Promille, AT Ramseier, AT Riot, AT Sang Noir, AT Sirca, AT Sirca alternate, AT Slyper, AT Snotnose Heavy, AT Streeep, AT Syndicate, AT Tabak, AT tAtteljeej, AT TCB, AT Timeline, AT Trash Bold, AT Willem II, AT Willi, AT With Machines, AT Zippora, BD Bardust, BD Burner, BD El Max, BD Sirca.
A more detailed breakdown per designer:
Graphic designer in Ann Arbor, MI. Her hipster typeface Tatter was created in 2014 as part of a typography course at the University of New South Wales College of Fine Arts. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Authentype (or: Mix Jpg)
Aka Ekayasa. Bali, Indonesia-based designer of the display serif typefaces Wano Quin (2020), Black Wano (2020), Mix Dimly (a wild calligraphic script) (2020), Horst More (2020) and Barsillago (2020), the funeral parlor font Mixink Std (2020), the signature script typefaces Milly (2020) and Weisy (2020), the script typefaces Amelo (2020: monolinear), Quritta (2020) and Battic (2020), the nature font Foturest (2020), the display typeface Yougats (2020), and the signage script typeface Qaylla (2020).
Typefaces from 2021: Wave Vero (a stylish display serif family), Cavas Nera (a decorative serif in nine styles), Balune (an extra-condensed hipsterish sans), Balune Handwrite (script), Sarony (script), Ayulia Molga (script), Qustyle (Victorian), Sand Forest (Victorian), selga (a decorative serif), Magero (a decorative serif), The Calonue (a decorative serif), Cavas (a decorative serif), Calonue, Daylosta (a bold monolinear script), Ayulia Molga (curly), Syake (a swashy display sans), Roses Bolero TP (a 9-style sharp-edged display typeface family), Sand Forest (Victorian), Silagus Modern (a signature script), Milysa Signature, Barsillago, Sinelys Brush, Hildor San (a 9-style display typeface), Hildor (an elegant semi-script).
Typefaces from 2022: Dolego (a 9-style display font), Valute (a 9-style display sans with asymmetric shoulders), Margic Tp (a flared display serif), Reclamo (a wide fashion mag sans in 18 styles). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Founded in Bandung, Indonesia in the middle of 2019 by graphic designers Reza Rasenda (b. 1993) and Riska Chandra Dewi, Zealab Fonts Division specializes in and is inspired by urban culture, luxurious brands and street posters. Reza Rasenda designed these typefaces in 2020: Crenzo (a free sci-fi typeface), Pherome (a fashion-conscious display serif), Arguman (an aerodynamic or speed font), Oldblue (an interlocking retro font), Digitany (pixelized), Ethique, Brightfate (with Riska Candra Dewi; a sharp-edged typeface that conjures up images of a guillotine), Bagerich (an art nouveau genre display typeface by Reza Rasenda and Riska Candra Dewi), Digitany (pixelish), Rigeko (a refreshing display typeface), Chillion (in the heavy rounded serif genre), Anglestein (a sans inspired by retro car and amplifier lettering), Millik (a sturdy angular poster typeface), Bellinzo, Shirens, Roundlane, Oldblend (a 4-style circle-based sans family, possibly renamed Oldblue), Richson (a sans inspired by pop punk, rock, hardcore music and skateboarding), Airbolt (a futuristic racing font), Roseford (a display typeface), Qultiva (a display typeface), Ethique, Hochland (tall, condensed, urban), Rodenberg (a beer bottle font), Aveline (a display serif), Quilla, Monschone (a fashion mag sans in one style).
Typefaces from 2021: Neima (a decorative serif), Nagoda, Chuten (a display typeface), Ephidona (a decorative serif), Claycozoa (an intestinal typeface), Elgista (incised and hipsterish, with mostly trapezoidal stems), Amovand (a decorative serif), Willton, Olieva, Waffold, Bogam (a great free black display font), Voca (brutalist, in their view), Gover (a gaspipe sans, +stencil), Agne (a decorative serif).
Typefaces from 2022: Vifellia (an experimental condensed display serif, in which the left side serif is curved and the right side serif is straight).
The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone co-designed by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens co-designed the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013). In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust and Laurène Girbal co-designed the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic).
The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
Black Orbit Art
Voskresenk, Russia-based designer of Grafita (a hipster-gone-wild sans family for Latin and Cyrillic) (2022), Slivky (a 6-style monoline rounded sans) (2021), the free Latin / Cyrillic rounded sans typeface Aqum (2019) and the octagonal typeface family Woodsans (2019). Aqum Two (2021) is a commercial version of Aqum.
The deco typeface Twentyone (2020) was co-designed by Gajana Aslanjan, Gumilang Anggara Ruslan, Slava Antipov, and Fidan Aslanova.
In 2021, Slava released Quanty (a free geometric sans for Latin and Cyrillic), Mars Wars (octagonal and militaristic), and the headline sans typefaces Phonk and Phonk Sans (a wide branding sans in 20 styles) for Latin and Cyrillic.
During her graphic design studies at PUCP in Lima, Peru, Bonnie Santos created the hipster typeface Magnit (2015), which was based on the forms seen in the Westin Hotel in the San Isidro district. [Google] [More] ⦿
Borutta (or: Duce Type)
Borutta (or Duce Type) is the creative studio of über-talented Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski (b. 1989), a graduate of Wydziale Grafiki ASP in 2014, and of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. His oeuvre is simply irresistible, charming and a worthy representative of the Polish poster style---witness Alergia (2016), Magiel Pro (2017) and Madiso (2017).
He is the creator of the blackletter-inspired typeface Raus (2012), which also could pass for a Cyrillic simulation font. It was possibly made with Pawel Wypych. He also made Kebab (2012, a fat caps face), Duce (2012, art deco: withdrawn from MyFonts after Charles Borges complained that it was a rip-off of his own Gloria), Fikus (2012), Woodie (2012, a condensed rough wood type face), Polon (2012), Aurora (2012, a German expressionist poster face), Musli (monoline connected script), HWDP (2012, poster font), Wieczorek Script (2012, hand-printed), Hamlet (2012, a sword and dagger typeface, renamed to Prince), Caryca (2012, Cyrillic simulation, done with Pawel Wypych), Bezerro (2012, poster face), Bitmach (2012, pixel face), Meat Script (2012, a caps only market signage brush script), Krac (2012, a tall poster font), Hermes (2012: Ten Dollar Fonts), Berg (2012, a roughened blackletter face), Buldog (2012), Dudu (2012, tall condensed face).
In 2012, Polish designer Wojciech Freudenreich and Mateusz Machalski combined forces to design the techno typeface SYN, which is based on an earlier De Stijl-genre alphabet by Freudenreich. In 2020, they released the free typeface family SYN Nova, which includes additional styles and a variable font.
Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display typefaces: Condom, Hype, Whore, Banger, Buka. Elo (2012) and Duce (2012) are fat weathered wood types.
Typefaces made in 2013: Wood Type Collection 2 (which includes Brie, Kaszti, Mader, Modi, Rena, Roast, Ursus), Zigfrid (headline face), Salute (letterpress style), Benito (a letterpress or geometric wood typeface), Bojo (heavy wood style poster face), Picadilly (heavily inktrapped open counter sans family), GIT (a manly headline sans), Lito (an eroded poster typeface), Haine (vernacular caps), Aneba (an organic sans family, renewed in 2016 as Aneba Neue), Vitali (sans), Korpo Serif (slab serif), Korpo Sans (elliptical family; +Greek, +Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2014: Adagio Slab, Adagio Serif, Adagio Sans (a superfamily not to be confused with the 2006 typeface Adagio Pro by Profonts), Adagio Sans Script, Adagio Serif Script, Adagio Slab Script, Tupperware Pro. Tupper Pro (42 styles) was designed by Mateus Machalski and the RR Donnelley team.
Typefaces from 2015: Tupper Serif (again with RR Donnelley: a custom superfamily for pairing Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew an Greek; for Tupperware), Vitali Neue, Legato Serif, Corpo Serif, Corpo Sans, Zigfrid, Picadilly (a great ink-trapped sans typeface family with an erect g).
Typefaces from 2016: Nocturne (just like Magiel, this free typeface was designed as part of the Warsaw Types project: this wedge serif text typeface is inspired by the lettering on stone tablets commemorating the victims of World War II, and prewar Jewish shop signage), Favela (an experimental, geometric sans, for headline and fashion magazine use), Gangrena (a weathered typeface system co-designed with Ania Wielunska), Migrena Grotesque (earlier named Enigma Grotesque but probably in view of a clash with the name Enigma used by Jeremy Tankard changed to the appropriately named Migrena Grotesque), Alergia Grotesk (a take on the classical geometric grotesque style, in 60 weights, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Alergia Remix (a hipster / hacker / Futura take on Alergia Grotesque).
Typefaces from 2017: Nocturne Serif, Massimo (copperplate semi-serif influenced by New York; originally called Madison, they were frced to change the name to Massimo), Magiel Pro (a geometric display family influenced by Polish banners from the Russian occupatuon era, 1945-1989; it has a charming Black and a hairline, and covers Cyrillic too).
A particularly intriguing project in 2017 was Bona, which set out to revive and extend Andrzej Heidrich's old typeface Bona. Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the revival project. The resulting typeface families were published by and are available from Capitalics. The centerpiece is the warm and wonderful text typeface Bona Nova. It is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski. Google Fonts link for Bona Nova. Github link for Bona Nova.
In 2018, Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Przemek Hoffer co-designed the six-style antiqua typeface family Brygada 1918, which is based on a font designed by Adam Poltawski in 1918. Free download from the Polish president's site. The digitization was made possible after Janusz Tryzno acquired the fonts from Poltawski's estate. The official presentation of the font took place in the Polish Presidential Palace, in presence of the (right wing, ultra-conservative, nationalist, law and order) President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Calling it a national typeface, the president assured the designers that he would use Brygada 1918 in his office. It will be used for diplomas and various other official forms. In 2021, with Anna Wielunska added to the list of authors, it was added as a variable font covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic to Google Fonts. Github link.
Typefaces from 2019: Gaultier (a sans family that is based on the styles of Claude Garamond, Robert Granjon and Eric Gill---a serifless Garamond and Gill Sans hybrid; includes a fine hairline weight), Aioli (a commissioned type system), Promo (a rounded sans family), Sigmund (the main style is inspired by the Polish road signage typeface designed in 1975 by Marek Sigmund: With the increase of weight, Sigmund turns into a geometric display in the spirit of vernacular typography from the signs of Polish streets; followed in 2022 by Sigmund Pro (15 styles)), Podium Sharp (based on Dudu, this 234-style family is a hybrid between different old Polish modular and geometric woodtypes such as Rex, Blok and Bacarat; note that 234=2x9x13, so fonts are numbered in Univers style from 1,1 (ultra-compressed hairline) to 9,13 (ultra expanded heavy)), Harpagan (an experiment in reverse and unusual stresses).
Typefaces from 2020: Tyskie (a custom sans for Tyskie Magazine), Habibi Display (an ultra-fat display typeface inspired by bold Arabic headline typefaces), Podium Soft, Afronaut (an experimental Africa-themed font). In 2020, the team at Capitalics in Warsaw, namely Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Ania Wielunska, revived Adam Poltawski's Antykwa Poltawskiego (1928-1931) as Poltawski Nowy.
Typefaces from 2021: Alfabet (a 20-style Swiss-inspired sans with narrow connectors, with support for Latin (+Vietnamese), Greek and Cyrillic scripts, including Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Serbian forms), Change Serif (a 10-style Robert Granjon-genre garalde designed as a part of Mateusz Machalski's PhD project, carried out in 2015-2021; the main goal was to create a typeface allowing for the typesetting of complex humanistic texts, containing many historical letterforms; each font contains 4000 glyphs and covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), Engram (a soft geometric sans family in 22 styles; close to his own earlier font, Enigma, 2016).
Typefaces from 2022: Yalla (inspired by Arabic headline type).
Bowery Studio (was: Hipster Font)
Art director in New York Mills, NY, and/or Rabat, Morocco, whose web site was called Hipster Font, and is now called Bowery Studio. Designer of Adasmine (2017), Denarrio Script (2017), Arminia Script (2017), Blanca Script (2016, brush script), Amazing (2016), Anatalia Brush (2016), Grace Elegant Script (2016), Daisy Script (2016), Miraluna (2016), Antype Script (2016), Antype Sans (2016), Saser Script (2016), Asmae (2015, brush script), Rinoshare (2014, a sketched font), the octagonal typeface Hipster Grunge One (2014), the poster font Ice Cube (2014), the spurred tattoo font Athena (2014), Bushcraft (2014, free old letterpress emulation typeface), Inside (2014: rounded sans), Handy Vintage Font (2014), So Brush (2014), Picaso Font (2014), Close Hand Made (2014), Stump Font (2014, old letterpress emulation font), and Bear&Loupe (2014).
Branding with Type
Alberto Romanos is a Zaragoza, Spain-based type designer who is co-located in London. First he founded the type foundry Alberto Romanos. In 2015, that morphed into Branding with Type.
In 2015, he created the variable width condensed grotesque and poster typeface Bw Stretch, and the bespoke retro-futuristic elliptical sans typeface Flat Sans for the Spanish digital agency Flat101. During Typeclinic 11th International Type Design Workshop, he created the typeface Stretch Caps (2015).
In 2016, he designed Bw Darius (a sharp-edged high-contrast 4-style typeface family), Bw Surco (humanist sans for Latin and Cyrillic), Bw Modelica (a minimal, robust, reliable and pragmatic geometric sans in 64 styles), Bw Modelica Ultra Condensed, Bw Modelica Condensed, Bw Modelica Expanded, and Bw Mitga (a sans with strong personality and a 16 degree angle that dominates the design).
Typefaces from 2017: Bw Nista (Grotesk, International and Geometric), the Cyrillic / Greek expansion of Modelica, called Modelica LGC, Bw Helder (an 18-style sans typeface developed with Thom Niessink), Bw Gradual (an eccentric ink-trapped hipster sans), Bw Glenn Sans and its Egyptian companion, Bw Glenn Slab.
Typefaces from 2018: Bw Seido Round (a rounded almost-but-not-quite monoline sans in 12 styles that takes elements from DIN 1451; fiollowed in 2019 by Bw Seido Raw), Bw Vivant (a Peignotian typeface co-designed wih Moritz Kleinsorge).
Typefaces from 2021: Bw Pose (Bw Pose No 3 and Bw Pose No 5, two times twelve fonts: didone typefaces with additional features such as uninterrupted slabs in the No3 family, and occasional wedges in the uppercase).
During her communication design studies in Faro, Portugal, Brigida Lourenco Guerreiro (b. 1992) created the hipster typeface Limiar (2014). In 2015, she created the bold sans display typeface Surdina and the sans typeface Morfina. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pulau We, Indonesia-based designer of these display typefaces in 2018: Brave Youth (a hipster typeface), Brokeline (a neon outline font), Hermano (a tottoo font), Bare Book (script), Badabooks (script), Linealone (paperclip font), Revault (glitch font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Catania, Italy. He created the ultra-geometric typeface Eidos (2013).
In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. Bruno La Versa did the illustrations for that project. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bureau d'Investigation Graphique
Bureau Nuits, est. 2019, is a creative studio offering graphic design, photography and typography services from their offices in Bordeaux, France. Its two founding designers are Julien Fesquet and Romain Pedeboscq. Theire first typeface is Uxum Grotesque (2019), self-described as a quirky sans-serif with high x-height, short descenders, and tight line spacing. The ink-trapped Uxum has plenty of hipster features such as the almost decapitated lower case t and a guillotine capital G. [Google] [More] ⦿
burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda's foundry in Bern, Switzerland, est. 1994, called Burodestruct and Typedifferent.com.
Free fonts include(d) the gorgeous GalaQuadra (by Angela Pestalozzi, 1999), Eject Katakana (1998), Dippex (1995, grunge font), Ticket (1995), Rocket 70 (1996), Ratterbit (1995, pixel font), Plakatbau (1995), Lodel Fizler (1996), Flossy (1995), Faxer (1995), Console Remix (1998), Cravt (1998, by "Katrin"), Stereotype (1998, by M. Brunner), Brockelmann (1995, free), Kristallo (1997, very original display face) and Billiet (1996).
Other fonts: Acidboyz (1998), Alustar (1999), BD Asciimax (1999, ascii art font), BD Billding, Bdr_mono (1999), Brick (1996, like Kalendar), Cluster (1996), Console (1997), Doomed (1998), Eject (1998), Electrobazar (1995), Elside (1995), Globus (1996), Fazer (1996), Lofi (1997), Medled (1995), Paccer (1995), Solaris (1998), Spicyfruits_brush_rmx (1998, a nice high-contrast face), Spicyfruits_rmx, Wurst (free, by Heiwid, 2000), Relaunch (2000), Relaunch Katakana (2000, free), Rainbow (2000), DeLaFrance (2000, free, by Heiwid), Electronic Plastic (2000), Colonius (2001), Cash (2001), Cashbox (2001), Bilding (2001), Meter (2001), Mustang (2001), Bankwell (2001), BD Alm (2001), Balduin (2001), Tatami (2001, oriental look font), Hexades (2001, free), Nippori (2002, techno), Jura (2002), Bonbon (2002, free), Band (2002, free), Navyseals (2002, kitchen tile font), Ritmic (2002), BDR Mono (1999, OCR-like font), Mann (2003, ultra fat stencil), Aroma (2003), Zenith (2003), Nebraska (2003), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Wakarimasu (2004, free kana face), BD Bernebeats (2004, futuristic), BD Deckard (2004), BD Spinner (2004), BD Victoria (2004), BD Designer (2004), BD Kalinka (2005, a curly ultra-fat display face), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Varicolor (2005, stencil), BD Chantilly (2005), BD Memory (2005), BD Emerald (2005, beveled), BD Kalinka (2005, Cyrillic simulation), BD Extrwurst (2005), BD Aquatico (2005), BD Mandarin (2005), BD Polo (2005), BD Beans (2005), BD Tiny (2005, pixel face), BD Times New Digital (2006), BD Panzer (2006), BD Jupiter, BD Jupiter Stencil (2006), BD Pipe (2006), BDR Mono 2006 (2006), BD Fimo Outline (2007, free, by Nathalie Birkle), BD Bermuda (2007, experimental and geometric), BD Smoker (2007, psychedelic), BD Radiogram (2007), BD Mother (2007, exaggerated black Egyptian), BD Fimo Regular (2007, free), BD Demon (2007), BD Reithalle (2007, free), BD Halfpipe (2007, free), BD Broadband (2008, free; not to be confused with the much older fonts BroadbandICG or FLOP Design's Broadband), BD Viewmaster and BD Viewmaster Neon (2008), BD Electrobazaar (2008), BD Motra (2008, stencil), BD Virtual (2008), BD Spacy 125 (2008), BD AsciiMax, BD ElAutobus (2004), BD Equipment (2004), BD Ramen (2003), BD Retrocentric (2009), BDR A3MIK (2009, virile Latin and Cyrillic slab), BD HitBit (2009), BD Unicorse (2010, unicase and techno), BD Telegraph (2011), BD Schablone (2012, stencil face), BD Pankow (2013, stencil), BD Algebra (2014), BD Hiragana Kuro (2014), BD Qualle (2014, a fat poster typeface), BD Tribler (2015, a tribal font).
Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 free typefaces: Algebra, Alm, Apotheke, AsciiMax, Baldrian, Band, Bankwell, Bardust, Beans, Billding, Billiet, Bonbon, Brockelmann, Burner, Cash, Cashbox, Chantilly, Circo, Console, Console Remix, Cravt, Delafrance, Designer, Destination, Dippex, Eject Katakana, ElAutobus, Elmax, Elside, Equipment, Faxer, Fazer, Fimo, Flossy, Fluke, Galaquadra, Geminis, Halfpipe, Hexades, Hiragana Kuro, Jayn Fonta, Kristallo, Lodelfizler, Lofi, Medled, Meter, Mustang, Outline, Paccer, Pipe, Plakatbau, Plankton, Polo, Ragout, Ramen, Ratterbit, Reithalle, Relaunch, Relaunch Ktna, Rocket70, Sirca, Sirca Rmx, Solaris, Spacy125, Spicyfruits, Spinner, Stella, Stencler, Stereotype, Ticket, Times New Digital, TinyFont, Tribler, Unfold, Wakarimasu.
Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 commercial typefaces: A3mik, Acidboyz, Alustar, Aquatico, Aroma, Balduin, BDR Mono 2006, Bermuda, Bernebeats, Breakbeat, Brick, Broadband, Calamares, Central, Cluster (Corporate), Colonius, Deckard, Demon, Discount, Doomed, Edding850, Eject, Electrobazar 2008, Electronicplastic, Elk, Emerald, Endless, Extrawurst, Fontabello, Globus, Good Wood, Hell, Hitbit, Jupiter, Jura, Kalinka, Kameron, Kinski, Las Palmas, Mandarin, Mann, Memory, Mother, Motra, Naranino (2012: a children;s script), Navyseals, Nebraska, Nippori, Nokio, Orlando, Pankow, Panzer, Qualle, Radiogram, Rainbow, Retrocentric, Ritmic, Robotron, Schablone, Showlong, Smoker, St.Moritz, Stalker, Stonehenge, Sweethome, Tatami, Telegraph, Unexpected, Unicorse, Varicolor, Victoria, Viewmaster, Virtual, Wotka, Wurst, Wurst Directors Cut, Zenith.
In 2015, Gianfreda designed BD Barbeaux (a condensed typeface with the fashionable chic of the French art nouveau or film noir).
Typefaces from 2016: BD Kickrom Mono (LED emulation type).
Typefaces from 2018: BD Westwork.
Carta & Carta
Fortaleza, Brazil-based designer of the free thin hipster typeface Votu (2017). They explain: Some of the elements were inspired by the Brazilian indigenous typology. Votu means 'wind' in Tupi-guarani (Brazilian indian language). The font was originally designed for the Matheus Santiago new album. All the images presented here have a free license (Kawahara Keiga, 1823-1829 / Zacharias Wagener, 1641). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
The list of his truetype and opentype typefaces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), CAT Eckmann, Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Sued (2009, sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display typeface made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display typeface from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display typeface made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel), CAT Neuzeit and CAT Neuzeit Schatten (2012-2014), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
Chank Fonts (or: Chank Store, or: Chank Diesel))
Born in Edmonton in 1969, Chank works out of the north-east corner of Minneapolis. Chank Diesel is a famous and prolific designer, type designer, busy-body and mentor. His Chank Foundry in Minnesota was started in 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel is Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere. Chank Fonts was run with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his typefaces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost.
Chank became a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.
A partial list of his typefaces:
At Ascender: the mostly hand-printed typefaces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge).
Chank also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers.
Charles R. Anderson
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Graphic designer in Milan, Italy. CZ Invicta is a layered hipster typeface family created for her final graduation project at the master of Communication Design, at Politecnico di Milano Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paris-based art director. Creator of the free octagonal typeface Thedus (2020). Thedus is a powerful all caps font that was inspired by the Weyland-Yutani logo, from the saga Alien. For Havas Paris, he designed the corporate hipster typeface Havas Paris (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director, designer and consultant who grew up in Colorado and is now based in Park City (was: Salt Lake City), UT. He created the commercial Latin / Cyrillic geometric sans font family Venti CF in 2014---Venti can be purchased here. His second typeface is the geometric / techno typeface Filter CF (2014).
In 2015, he created Waverly (avant garde caps), Articulat CF (an 18-style Swiss sans typeface), Argent CF (a 13-style display serif family), Ironfield (bold husky brutalist display font), Visby CF (geometric sans), Visby Round CF, Quincy CF (a warm serif text face), and Manifold CF (a squarish cold utilitarian sans with 16 styles; extended to the corporate typeface Manifold DSA in 2017). See also Manifold Extended CF (2022; 16 styles).
Typefaces from 2016: Vanguard CF (a strong ultra-compressed sans in 16 styles), Addington CF (a 14-style text typeface family), Cartograph CF (monospaced sans), Greycliff CF (sans), Turismo CF (a wide rounfded open sans inspired by midcentury motorsports, technology, and business).
Typefaces from 2017: Gryffith (angular), Visby Slab CF, Filter v2 CF (hipster style), Couplet CF (humanist sans), Integral CF (an all caps titling font).
Typefaces from 2018: Argent Pixel (free), Artifex CF (a 9-weight serif family), Artifex Hand CF (a flared version of Artifex), Criteria CF (a geometric sans with horizontal and vertical terminal endings), Roxborough CF (a sharp-edged roman typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Wayfinder CF (a sharp-edged display typeface).
Gumroad site, where one can download free trial versions of many of his fonts, and purchase licenses for the other ones.
Typefaces from 2022: Quiverleaf Arabic CF.
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). In 2002, Pancini developed Targa, TargaMS and TargaMSHand (for comic books?), basing his design on the peculiar sans serif monospace typeface with slightly rounded corners and a geometric, condensed skeleton that Italy had been using for its license plates. In 2022, Francesco Canovaro redesigned this font into a versatile multi-weight typeface, Targa Pro, which includes Targa Pro Mono (which keeps the original monospace widths), Targa Pro Roman (with proportional widths), both in five weights plus italics, the handmade version Targa Hand, and Targa Pro Stencil.
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s. See also Coco Gothic Pro (2021).
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of Italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. Updated in 2019 as Cocomat Pro.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico. In 2021, he published the 48-style (+variable) font family Coco Gothic Pro. This is a redrawn and expanded set of fonts: Inspired by a biography of Coco Chanel and trying to capture the quintessential mood of classical fashion elegance, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Coco Gothic looking for the effect that the first geometric sans typefaces (like Futura, Kabel or the italian eponyms like Semplicita) had when printed on paper. The crisp modernist shapes acquired in printing charme and warmth through a slight rounding of the corners that is translated digitally in the design of Coco Gothic. [...] A distinguishing feature of Coco Gothic Pro is the inclusion of ten alternate historical sets that allow you to use the typeface as a true typographic time machine, selecting period letterforms that range from art deco and nouveau, to modernism and to eighties' minimalism. Equipped with such an array of historical variants, Coco Gothic Pro becomes an encyclopedia of styles from the last century. There is also attention to Darkmode and there is coverage of Cyrillic and Greek.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2018, he designed the italics for Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini's Domotika typeface family. Between 2018 and 2021, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli developed the 8-weight humanist sans typeface Domotika for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek, further into the 18-style Domotika Pro (2021).
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical. See also Codec Pro (2019).
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. In 2019, that was followed by Blacker Pro (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli, who write: Blacker Pro is the revised and extended version of the original wedge serif type family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2017. Blacker was developed as a take on the style that Jeremiah Shoaf has defined as the "evil serif" genre: typefaces with high contrast, oldstyle or modern serif proportions and sharp, blade-like triangular serifs). Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic, the sans family Aquawax Pro, and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini at Zetafonts published a slightly calligraphic Elzevir typeface, Lovelace.
In 2019, the lapidary typeface family Beatrix Antiqua (Francesco Canovaro) was reworked by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini together with Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini into a 50-style type system called Monterchi that includes Text, Serif and Sans subfamilies. Monterchi is a custom font for an identity project for a famous fresco in Monterchi, developed under the art directorship of Riccardo Falcinelli.
Tarif (2019) is a typeface family inspired by the multicultural utopia of convivencia---the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in tenth century Andalusia that played an important role in bringing to Europe the classics of Greek philosophy, together with Muslim culture and aesthetics. It is a slab serif typeface with a humanist skeleton and inverted contrast, subtly mixing Latin zest, calligraphic details, extreme inktraps, and postmodern unorthodox reinvention of traditional grotesque letter shapes. The exuberant design, perfect for titling, logo and display use, is complemented by a wide range of seven weights allowing for solid editorial use and great readability in body text. Matching italics have been designed with the help of Maria Chiara Fantini and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, while Rania Azmi has collaborated on the design of the arabic version of Tarif, where the humanist shapes and inverted contrast of the Latin letters find a natural connection with modern arabic letterforms.
Late in 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini released the fun typeface family Hagrid at Zetafonts, which writes: Crypto-typography---the passion for unknown, weird and unusual character shapes---is a disease commonly affecting type designers. Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini has celebrated it in this typeface family, aptly named Hagrid after the half-blood giant with a passion for cryptozoology described by R. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books. Extreme optical corrections, calligraphic counter-spaces, inverted contrast, over-the-top overshoots: all the inventions that abound in vernacular and experimental typography have been lovingly collected in this mongrel sans serif family, carefully balancing quirky solutions and solid grotesque design.
In 2020, Pancini released Stinger (2020, a 42-style reverse contrast family by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini) and Boring Sans (a typeface family designed along two variable axis: weight and weirdness). As part of the free font set Quarantype (2020), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed Quarantype Embrace, Quarantype Hangout, Quarantype Hopscotch, Quarantype Joyride, Quarantype Sackrace, and Quarantype Uplift (with Maria Chiara Fantini).
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mario De Libero revived Nebiolo's Carioli (1928) as Cairoli Classic and Cairoli Now at Italian Type / Zetafonts. They extended the original weight and width range and developing both a faithful Classic version and a Now variant. The Cairoli Classic family keeps the original low x-height range, very display-oriented, and normalizes the design while emphasizing the original peculiarities like the hook cuts in curved letters, the high-waisted uppercase R and the squared ovals of the letterforms. Cairoli Now is developed with an higher x-height, more suited for text and digital use, and adds to the original design deeper inktraps and round punctuation, while slightly correcting the curves for a more contemporary look. Cairoli Variable has a weight and width axis.
In 2020, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Mariachiara Fantini---with the help of Solenn Bordeau---released Erotique at Zetafonts. Erotique evolved from Lovelace, an earlier Zetafonts typeface. Zetafonts describe this evil serif as follows: it challenges its romantic curves with the glitchy and fluid aestethic of transmodern neo-brutalist typography. Late in 2020, they added Erotique Sans, the sans version of Erotique, also designed by Cosimo Pancini and Maria Chiara Fantini.
Late in 2020, he co-designed the 46-style font family Eastman Grotesque together with Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli. This monolinear sans with a tall x-height comprises an interesting Eastman Grotesque Alternate subfamily with daring and in-your-face glyphs. The typeface evolved from Zetafonts' earlier Bauhaus-inspired typeface Eastman (2020). Later fonts in this family include Eastman Condensed (2021, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli).
In 2020, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero drew the 60-style Cocogoose Pro Narrows family, which features many compressed typefaces as well as grungy letterpress versions.
Sunshine Pro (2020, Zetafonts) was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Solenn Bordeau expanding the original Sunshine design by Francesco Canovaro, part of the Quarantype collection (2020), which in turn was designed as a typeface for good vibes against Covid-19. Sunshine Pro is an experimental Clarendon-style font with variable contrast along the weight axis---contrast is reversed in light weight, minimized in the regular weight and peaks in the bold and heavy weights.
Coco Sharp (2021) is a 62-style sans feast, with two variable fonts with variable x-height, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Co-designer of Heading Now (2021), a 160-strong titling font (+2 variable fonts) by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero that provides an enormous range of widths.
Keratine (2021, Cosimo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Mario De Libero). A German expressionist typeface that exists in a space between these two traditions, mixing the proportions of humanistic typefaces with the strong slabs and fractured handwriting of blackletter calligraphy. Pancini, its main designer, writes that it explores the impossible territory between antiqua and blackletter.
Geppetto (2021) is a frivolous Tuscan font that started out as a revival of a condensed Tuscan wood type family appearing in the 1903 Tubbs Wood Type catalog and which was probably derived from an 1859 typeface by William Hamilton Page. Pancini built a variable font on top of it and calls it a font for fake news.
In 2021, Pancini added Coco Tardis as a variable font with a time travel slider to the Coco Gothic family.
Millard Grotesque (2021) is a true "grot" in the Akzidenz Grotesque sense of the word. This typeface family was designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
Pancini's Descript (2021) is a variable script font with two axes, slant and speed of writing.
Kerbumen, Indonesia-based type designer.
Typefaces from 2021: Gautters Mickey (a display serif with large x-height and plenty of ligatures), Chatterink (a display serif), Margareth Rosinante (a font duo), Qudro (an all caps logo font), Revivalisem (a decorative sans), Delucy (a display serif with a sense of rigor mortis), Ruttels (a display typeface inspired by Othmar Motter's Motter Umbra), Arameza (a ligature-rich display serif), Ante Cf Serif, Ante Cf (an 18-style formal sans with some contrast), Archwaltz (a ligature-laden decorative serif).
CSTM Fonts is a digital type foundry in Moscow founded by Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky in 2014. Educated as graphic designers, Ilya and Yury have created many custom typefaces and Cyrillic versions for a well-known Latin typefaces. Since 2008 Ilya Ruderman is curating the Type and Typography course at the British Higher School of Art and Design (Moscow).
Closely associated with Commercial Type, Ilya Ruderman added Cyrillic versions to Paul Barnes's Austin (2003) typeface in 2009 and 2016.
In 2015, Ilya and Yury published Kazimir, a didone typeface family for Latin and Cyrillic, taking as a model the typeface used in The History of Russian Philology by P. N. Polevoy (1900, A. F. Marx Publishing House). It was followed in 2016 by Kazimir Text.
In 2017, they published the almost brutalist wayfinding sans typeface family Navigo (which was used by Gillibrand's presidential campaign in 2019 and 2020, and by Moscow's Zoloto Group), and the experimental (hipster) typeface CSTM Xprmntal 01.
Pilar (2015) is a poster sans for Latin and Cyrillic. Giorgio Sans Cyrillic (2016, Ilya Ruderman) is a cyrillization of Christian Schwartz's condensed fashion didone typeface Giorgio Sans.
In 2017, he published Stratos Cyrillic (at Production Type, with Yury Ostromentsky; a Cyrillic version of Yoann Minet's 2016 geometric grotesque typeface Stratos: it received a Type Directors Club New York Certificate of Excellence 2017).
In 2020, Ilya Ruderman and Yury Ostromentsky released the variable sans typeface Normalidad, which started in 2019 as a custom design for MTS, a Russian mobile network operator.
In 2021, CSTM Fonts released the 42-style sans family Loos (Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian), a typeface designed by Yury Ostromentsky, Ilya Ruderman, and Daria Zorkina. Advisers on Georgian included Alexander Sukiasov and Lasha Giorgadze. Behance link. Type Network link. Future Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Daan Spangenberg (Den Haag, the Netherlands) created the identity, the (hipster) typeface and the web site for Bar Faux Amsterdam, to be opened in 2015. The work was carried out in cooperation with Borre Akkersdijk. As art director, he created many other identities as well. [Google] [More] ⦿
Damelev Studio (was: Logo Labs, Tanziladd, Rawi Project)
Yogjakarta, Indonesia-based type foundry, est. 2016, whose designer is Nyapa Tanzil, who also used the alias Tanzil Adduha (b. 1991), who operated as Logo Labs before changing the name to Damelev Studio.
Their first typefaces include Fadillah (2016, brush script), Raya (2016, spurred Victorian style), and Cabe Brush (2016). Typefaces from 2017: Candelion, Audrey Script, Mentkent (monoline connected script), Jansky Script (signage brush font), Bandalaka Script (connected brush script).
In 2018, he designed Malbrock (or Malbrouck Script: a classic calligraphic penmanship script), Nayland Script, Avital (font duo), Windpeak Script, Andamar (Script, Serif), Montante (calligraphic), Adamantine, Caernarfon, Diandra (signature script) and Quinshawna.
Typefaces from 2020: Daizen Script, Alqaisumah Script (formal calligraphy), Brandoneir Signature, Elika Gorica, Bornice (a decorative serif), Broger Display (hipster meets arabesque, The Herera (a baseball script), Roberston Display (intestinal style), Armies Display, Dalglish (a display serif with clean lines), Anaximander (a condensed swashy fashion mag wedge serif typeface), Herschel (font duo), Gorga, Fringland (calligraphic), Almerian (a monoline script), Milestone (a signage script).
Typefaces from 2021: Naguboty (art nouveau), Bayanaka, Noeran (a dashing display serif with exaggerated ink traps), Avaunt, Merson, Claude, Rokurou, Reinhart Script, Monfem, Gunsan Serif and Script (an art nouveau-inspired font duo), Northway (a dramatic bold display typeface), Ardmore Display (psychedelic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies at ECV in Bordeaux, France, Damien Poeymiroo designed the hipster typeface Labyrinthe (2017), the deco typeface Teapo (2016, with Sophie Bauduin) and the pixelish typeface Float Sting (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Co-designer (from Milwaukee, WI?) with Stu Sandler of the comic book / beatnik typeface Taylors (1998, Font Diner), who describes this typeface as follows: Meet like-minded hipsters for martinis and chit-chat to a rhumba beat!. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Santarem, Portugal-based designer of the display typefaces Iron (2015, hipster style), Betrayal (2015, rough brush), Frederick (2015, a layered shadow font), Warbler (2015, a bold display sans), and Gold Fish (2013). He also drew an illustrative set of initials called Fanzine (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Portland, ME-based designer of the free polka dotted typerface Tilastia (2015).
Graphic designer who started in Los Angeles, where he ran Beautiful Bastards. Subsequently, he is associated with Questus Inc and Big Country Labs, and was located in Costa Mesa, CA and Tustin, CA. He currently works in Seattle, WA.
His early typefaces: Mushman (2012) is a techno-sans typeface inspired by the adventurous spirit of actor Steve McQueen, who raced motorcycles under the false name "Harvey Mushman."
His second typeface, Bronson (2012, free if you ask), is a display type inspired by Danny "Tunnel King" Lewinski, Charles Bronson's character in The Great Escape.
Berlin, Germany-based designer of Loqi (2016, an organic circle-based monoline sans custom-designed for a brand of bags), Moe (2015, decorative hipster caps), Satellites (2014, outlined geometric font inspired by the logo of DLR---the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Luft und Raumfahrt), Turna Round (2014, a roundish display alphabet), and Living Rooms (2014, an interlocking square-shaped blocky alphabet inspired by floor tiling). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lausanne, Switzerland-based graphic and type designer who studied at Eracom & ECAL. iHis diploma typeface was Ripley. He also designed Neptune (2014: a sans typeface with hipster options; free trial) and Seingalt (2017: a high-contrast fashion mag didone with a free trial).
Budapest-based designer of Hairvetica (2014), which is a tweetware vector format font based on Neue Helvetica. Designer of the (tweetware) hipster typeface Nazaré (2015) and he squarish monospaced typeface Unseen (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Davide Zomer (Bologna, and before that, Trento, Italy) created the modular typeface REZN7399 (2012) during his studies at the academy of Fine Arts in Bologna. In 2013, he designed the alchemic typefaces Eres and TMRRW, the art deco typeface Goldie, the experimental Nimcts [nothing is more contagious than sin], and the blackletter typeface Voelkisch XXI (with Tommaso Gonzalez).
Deerhead Studio (was: Micromove Design)
Studio in Denpasar (Bali) and Jakarta, Indonesia, run by Alif Devan (b. 1996, Jakarta). Alif created the signage typefaces Venetian Regular (2016), Vendetta (2016) and Venture Script (2016), the rough brush fonts Alaska Handstylish (2016) and Sidekick (2016), the brush script Moksha (2016), and the handcrafted typefaces Valentia (2016), Kudeta (2016) and Salient (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Westland, Vandella, Vandals, Ornacle (hexagonal, hipster), Carnicus (blackboard bold), Elmore (brush), Troophs, The Sinatra, Thousand Lake (rounded all caps sans), Vaughan Handstylish, Goldiana, Vagabond, Monseur (hipster style), Paraoh (an alchemic font), Brush Pen, The Risk (brush font), Vendetta, Extraordinary, Tayledic (script), Vincentia, Veronica, Verbena (brush script), Vienna (handcrafted), Vattican (sic) (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Vontage (a monoline script), Vaughan (brush script).
Known as James Dene or James Partington. Malaga, Spain-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Rune (2018), Calx (2018), Calligraphy Rough (2018), Back to School (2018). In 2019, he published Barleycorn, Atomic, Lost in Space, Centuria (a clean modern sans), Nadir, Geneva, Control, Cosmic, Myrkheim (a Norse or hipster font), Perehilion (a paperclip font), Aphilion (stencil), Equinox (a connect-the-dots typeface), Revolve (hipster style), Ascension, Orion (circle-based), Nova (sci-fi), Voyager (stencil), Black Velvet, Quamir (a hipster sans), Norse Elder Futhark, Interlace (a multiline typeface), Exoplanet, Orson (a serif typeface), Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde, Sterling, Queen, Horace, Amos (a fashion mag sans), Allegra (serif), Archibald (slab serif), Cuneiform, the medieval typeface Reznor, the blackletter typefaces Griffin, Edgar and Deimos, Matrix, Egyptian Hieroglyph, Elder Futhark and Detective (a fingerprint texture font).
Typefaces from 2020: Horizon, Barleycorn, Ancient Language Package, Perihelion (a paperclip typeface), Maze, Lost in Space, Quick, Assassin, Constantine, Drastica, Grace, Orson, Alistair, Antoinette, Bernard, Edgar, Lila, Anastasia, Angelica, Annabelle, Black Velvet, Centuria, Jinx (handcrafted). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
French type designer affiliated with FontYou. In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust and Laurène Girbal co-designed the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Denis Petrov (Ekaterinburg, Russia) created the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Rupster Script (2013). Ruspter, he says, stands for Russian hipster. In 2018, he designed Pigeon Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dennis de Vries
American creator of primitive hand-printed typefaces in 2012: Lets Have a Kiki, Chapped, Brrrr, Trap, Objectum Sexuality, Tuna Melt, Lucky Charms, Apreciated (sic), Blessa, Sugarhill, Diamonds Are Forever, Boing, Lovely Bitch, Adamski Hand, Oh Gawd, Dynamite, Bombay, Games Get You Nowhere, Diamond Girl, Crush, Afterparty, Pastel, Poetic Justice, 5MinFreshenUp, Silly bananas in striped pajamas, Guest Service (3-d and hand-printed), Babaganoosh, Restless, Pink Dolphin, Maulie, Misunderstood (sketch font), Dazed and Confused, Feeling Like Gold, MojoSoDope, Dont Like, Creepers, New God Flow, Creepers, Dont Like, New God Flow, Sin City, Bliss, In The Morning, Cruel Summer, Baboo in Space, Lifes Too fast, Woah, Desy Mini Cakes, Myth, Winning, DontLookBack, Sunshines Coming, Diamond Life, Pyramids, Goons, Forever Yours, Swag, Heartly There, Fonty, Praduhhh, CaliGloom, Babypa, Moving On, OhLaLa, Pow, Systamatic, Aquarious.
Typefaces from 2013: Sneaker Collector, Praduhh the Great, Lil Tasty Goods, Digital Love, Take Me Away Babe, Diamond Awareness, Love Sweets, Shades of Blue, Da Familia, Supernatural Thing, Shades of Blue, Allens Wonderland, Sunny Days in LA, Aliens Wonderland, You Amaze Me, I Cant Stop Thinking Of You, Sandy Shore Shells, Good Morning, Dessushi, Skyblue Clues, Sunday Sneaker Fun, Bestest With You, Pet Love, Passion Tea, All Star Galaxy, Noodle of Udon, Pet Love, Gods Monsters, New Arcades, Dream Catcher, Terracotta Warrior, Super Girlfriend, Own That Shhhh, Celebration Time, Love Money Party, South Beaches 9, Give Me Back The Nights, Instagraam Baby, Gravity, Jamba Juicy, Give Me Back The Nights, Hair Problems, Sneaks Food, Smitten Over U, Kings Pride, My Boo Thang, Miley Twerk, Summerfall, Ice Cream Sandwich, ThankfulAndBlessed, Pretty Girl, Glitzstick, LilSpider, Come Over Tonite, Better Than Pixel, Gamma Jays, Moonshine, Psalm 71, Dirty Pop, AirMax 90, Spizike Hand, Beautiful Morning, Little Green Apples, Max Be Cool, Sneaker Hunting, Citrus Grapefruit, Cookies & Cream, Citrus Grapefruit, Sky Dunk Wishes, Fools Fall In Love, Deliberation, Bananas In Pajamas, The Hundred Club, Black Mamba, ZipperHeart, WeekendSummerFun, Dreamy Eyes in Stars, Sleepy Baboos, Summer Crushes, Wild Things Zoo, Sibs, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Champagne Sippin, Liberty Sails, July Fireworks, Moon Shine, Pika Pika, Charmeleon Red, Beautiful Liar, Crown, Oh Stormy, Pink Clouds, Gorgeous Flaws, June Gloom, Guilt Trip, Day Dreaming, New Kicks Fly, California Girl, Heart Keeper, SherBert, Ima Have You, Starlight, Little Muffins, Blackgold, Greentacookies, Lets Fly, Remix This Dopeshit, Sneakerhead, Winners Parade, Lil Egypt, Cookie Monster, Kimmy Cakes, Jello Raindrops, Vanilla Rainbows, Paper Hearts, Little Mermaid, Superwoman, Crystal Castles, Coral Castles, Amazing Summer, Breakup Season, Gold Panda, Casting Jewels, Crab Salad, Vanity Slave, Clouds and Blue, Case Addiction, Wishing on a Star, Smooth Operator, Standing on the Sun, God Given Name, Safari Colorway, Retro Electro, Cute Love, Boomchakala, BallinSwoosh, Sneaker Sunday, In My Dreams, Santa Cruz, Glitter Kitty, Coral Glow, Kangaroo Song, Childish Kid, Lil Miss Baby, Get Lucky, Is Bestest With You, Sneaky Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, So Many Details, Im Invisible, Ghost Ginger, Pancakes Plz, Beautiful Ruins, Love, Vital Sighns, Blackberry Blues (+Thick), Wild Crazy, Sprinkles Colors, Happy Easter, Sprinklescolors, Candycutes, Black Lightning, Jammin Baby, Strawberry Bubblegum, Goldmine, Heartbreaks, Wifi Love Boo, Sugar Pie, Million Dollar Wishes, Lemonade, Love Letters, Sweet Babe, Monkey Wishes, Young Folks, Rawrrr, Toast Eggs, Gelato Party, Peanut Butter Jelly, Bird Machine, Tribal, Burning Desire, His Highness, Sugar Cone, Golden Teddys, His Highness, Diamonds Pearls, Hakuna Matata, Bad Intentions, Watermelon Sundae, Human Nature, Moon Pie, Cooler Than You, Moon Pie, Overhearts, Saturday Love, Doodle, King James, Sweet Tea, Lets Go, Another Night Out, Happy Prada, Just Wait and See, Simplicity, Everything Gold, Clippers Baby, Trap.
Typefaces from 2014: Yours truly, Cracked My Tooth, Rockberry, Ferris Wheel Fun, Boxys Return, Charming Gem, DinosaursAreAlive, LittleBlueJay, Search'n-Destroy, StayStrong, TokyoLights, TreasureFingers, VirginiaIsForLovers, Space Romance, Dity Liberties, Jetskis in Summer, Love At First Sight, Sweet Memories, Tammy Rae, Abstract Thing, Jupitors Raising, Haloween is Back Yeahhhh, Dinosaurs are alive, Tokyo Lights, Stay Strong, Virginia Is For Lovers, Treasure Fingers, Little Blue Jay, Sapphire Laguna, Peach Cream Creamsicles, Time Flies When in Paris, Tragic Kingdom, Good Neighbor, Surprze Birthday, Peach Jamz, Killah Pika Pika, Billion Million I Wish, Tights Jays, Cosmic Journey, Infernos Spicy, Golden Skies, Ghost of Marks, Desi Wonderland, Punch Drunk Love, Kirby's Dreamland, Chicken and Waffles, Starbrite, Strawberry Tofu, Stuntin On You, Turtle Wishes, Harlems Playground, Pastaccio, Cookie Chips, Chimichanga, Lemonade Juice, Change of Heart, Bands Make Her Dance, Maxi The Chiwahwah, Tangerine Mangos, American Youth, Poodle Doodles, Gust of Wind, Justify My Love, Lemon Cream Pie, California Skies, Rich Chick Sauce, Coral Skittles, Hipsters Night, Pretty in Pinks, Original Don Dada, Save a Prayer, Little Teal Sue, Coral Sea, Ultra Violet, Sugar Honey Iced Tea, SurfBoard, Whatchu Think Babe, Out of Space, Retrogenious.
Typefaces from 2015: Expensive Habits, Christmas Season, Slime Season, Hyper Punch Pink, Fly Knit, Potion Fushia, Childs Wish, Flyknit Life, Multicolor Agilitys, Holidays Are Coming, Tiger Dreams, Boyfriend, Kings Kardashhh, Mission Possible, Hotline Bling, Jumbo Rings, Charged Up, Orange County, Ginger Cookies, Little Roxy Gem, Juicy Watermelons, Break from Toronto, Beyond Hyped, Sea Green, Junes Pluto, Entertainment Weekly, Tea Party Ideas, Kimmies Hand, British Loyalty, Veggie Mars, My Little Jewels, Brazil Food, Elecric Circus, Tiny Air Balloons, Multicolored Butterflies, Ghetto Symphony, Morning Kisses, San Francisco, Little Flying Spiders, Pizza and Breadsticks, High Castle Bass, Murakami Rilapika, Fantasea Aqua Babe, Maxs Dreamland, Wedding Plans, Cute As A Button, Glazed Honey Buns, All Star Game Yay, Ice Princess, Chasing Time, Esta Noche, Collection of Jays.
Typefaces from 2016: Oliver Twist, Sparkling Soda, Pastel Skies, Le Gouter, Asiago Bagels, Paris Views, Black Tin Box, Expresso Caffe, Rainbow Dashhh, Watermelon Party, Ultra Moire, State of Dreaming, Indigo Racers, Ultra Beams, Rolling Dices, Spring Fun Vibes, Smooches of You.
Typefaces from 2017: Pastel Swooshin, Escapades, Fishers Wharf, Whoa Baby, Doodles of Fun, Super Villain, Hypebeast, Chais Hand, That Paper, Brazilian BBQ, Anything is Possible, Just Kidding.
Typefaces from 2018: Lady In Yellow, Little Green Apples, Flawless, Pumpkin Seeds, Better Greatgood.
Design A Lot
Typefaces from 2017: Chalk, Ballpen, Headache (hipster typeface), Motanly (brush style), Zappat, Elegant Roughness, Cabo Slab, Zappat Black (free).
Typefaces from 2019: Big Spender (a signature script).
Typefaces from 2019: Yet Untitled (a black octagonal typeface). Behance link.
Design by Pascal
Pascal Barry (London, UK) set up his own commercial type foundry, Design by Pascal, in 2015. His typefaces include LuLu (2015, a monoline, bifurcated serif typeface in all caps taht is based on a classic French biscuit logo). In 2013, he designed the hipster geometric sans serif typeface Cephalonia which is inspired by Greek engravings, and the icon set Iconoci (2013). Iconoci can be bought at Iconoci.. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Commercial and free fonts designed by Diane DiPiazza, who lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was the original bass player for The Misfits. She is now in Lodi, NJ. Dinc closed its doors in January 2006 but returned some time later in 2006. Most of the fonts evoke the fifties.
Wikipedia states: Diane DiPiazza was the first bass player for the The Misfits, although she does not appear on any album. She left the band, vacating the spot that was quickly filled by Jerry Only. Her name is often incorrectly spelled Diane DiPiaza. Growing up in Lodi, New Jersey, she was a friend of Glenn Danzig, the founder of the Misfits. The first lineup consisted of Glenn on vocals and electric piano, Diane on bass guitar, Jimmy Battle on guitar and Manny Martínez on drums. On the Cough/Cool single, The Misfits first release, she is the Diane who Glenn thanks on the sleeve. Diane DiPiazza is an artist. She is a type designer who distributes free fonts and vintage black and white line art at dinc! She is art director at mystifyinglyGLADdesign, who designs for the web, clothing, and packaging. She designs hand screened gig posters and many other forms of rock 'n roll art, retro art, modern art. A collector of vintage design elements, her style has been called retro/modern. Diane also creates custom hand stamped silver jewelry as well as a line of tattoo inspired pieces. She is in the process of recording a demo LP with the working title Last Year's Fab Rave, on which she plays all the instruments, including bass.
Free fonts include Bobo, Dilettante, Modern-Love, Note-To-Self, Plastic-U, Post-No-Bills, Road-Crew, Saturdays-Girl, Sleeptalk, Sugaree, Mod Guitars, Woof Squared, Hatcheck, Mess Kit, Billy Dolls, Knitwits, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Joybuzzer (2007, rough outline), Autos (2007, old typewriter), U Better, The Con, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Ahmet.
In 2006, she created Road Crew (2006, rough stencil), DINC (2006, blackletter), Post No Bills (2006, stencil), Ashtrays&Art.
Typefaces from 2005: Neat Neat Neat, Shut Up, Hello Hey Joe, Wings For wheels, Trustmaker, Bad To Me, BellBottomBlues, DinkyToy, Funkhouse, Rodeoboy, SaturdaysGirl, SoWhat, Blue Monday, Betcha By Golly Wow, Nathaniel (2005, blackletter), Brillo Blue, Doctor My Eye, Guilt For Dreaming, Rhyming Bells, Bob's Your Uncle, Princess Jasmine, 45, Seven, 7-7000, Ahmet, Alexei, Boxer, Cinema Aisles, Divine Intervention, Synchronicity, Tangled Up In Blue, Tjinder, Untrue, Special Edition 6, 20,000 Roads, Big Diamonds, Charly Baltimore, Dream, Fever In The Funkhouse, Green&Blue, Ring Ring, Swoop Swoop.
Typefaces from 2004: Fuzzbox (2004; not to be confused with Bragagna's pre-2004 font by the same name), Ace In The Hole, Balls, The Christmas Font, Beau Geste, ByeBye, Heart, Loverboy, Sycophant, The Comedians, Fishboy, Truth, King Me, Snapper, Blue Heaven, Oceans Eleven, Fresh Fish Seven, Trason, Your Type, Da Doo Ron Ron, Big Flirt, Dicky Dee, Boxtop, Satellites, Upsmack, Starry, Silicon Chip, Howdy, Grandpa Boy, Scarlet Letter, Capsule, Doggy, Little Eden, Frank Mills, Chewtoy, Jez, OneWitU, BrineShrimp, Joe College (2004, pixel face), stj-fro, One Inch Rock (2004, pixel face), Black Hole, Ya Ya Baby, Blondie, ShaLaLa, Lower Eastside, GeeWhiz, Sixteen, Joe Strummer, Amy Johnson, JoJo, JodiGirl, Zelda, Hipster, LaDolceVita, LittleLove, Mod, MrEarl, Noveltease, QBats, Ranger, Rhymes, BarkingDog, BFBigmouth, BooHoo, Chance, CowardSquared, Cupid, DincCorona, FiftyFive, FunkyBut, Gamble, HelloHello, IdiotWind, JimmyCap, Luck, Metropolitan, MidnightKiss, Mine (2004, letters in hearts), PerfectCouple, Resolution, Spitball, StencilMeIn, TypeToyNight, YrChickens.
Typefaces designed in 2003: 11592003, 2004, BrokenPromise, DincCorona, DoublyBlessed, EchoPark, FiftyFive, Fishing, FunkyBut, HelloHello, Hoboken, InstantKarma, Integrity, KaseyMac, PeppermintLump, Resolution, StencilMeIn, ThreeCubicFeet, TypeToyNight, Crybaby, DeepDark, MajorLift, Mikes, MinorFall, Beeper, Kate, Blacktop, Def Caroline, EZ Bake, JoJo, Kima, Bait, Dreamgirl, Sugar Daddy, Friday, Birth of the True, Soul Deep, Virginia Plain, Feelin' Groovy, Sunday SF, Socks, Boy Toy and Sweet Potato, FunnyValentine, Laura, LonelyFrog, Pati, BrokenDoll, Placemats, Satori, Scout, ThousandLies, ThousandOceans, GetTheeGone, Promises, Rudeboy, YuppieFraud.
Typefaces designed in 2002: Emmanuel, Strummer, Teardrops, Busterboy, Evergreen, Blulite, Respect, Pretty Baby, Hickory Wind, Chelsea Boys, Femme Fatale, Tour de Lance, Peppermint Lump, Ce La Luna! Nous, El Goodo (2002, pixel font), Big Boy, Farfallena, Life On Mars, Saturn Return, GeeWhiz, Train in Vain, Massive Blur, Lonely Planet Boy, Littlebits, Secretarial Pool, Eight Bits, Firefly, Fluff, Startone, Cupcake, Diet Dr. Creep, Dr. Creep, messaround, Pencilbox, Crush No 47, Crush No 49, and Dialtone. Mac and PC. Plus Starry F. Hope (1997) at Chank's site.
Commercial fonts: Booboy, Ingigo (2001, script font), Rufus (2001: four pixel/bitmap fonts), Chinese Symbols: Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Boxtop Fontset, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Lovelight, Moonlight, Sunlight, YaYa, Alvin, Amplifier, BigBeatBold, BigBox, Bit-Thing, Boxboy, Chatterbox, Chinatown (oriental simulation), Chopsticks, Console, Cup O'Joe, dincBATS, dincINK, Dinette, DincINK (1998), Dixie, Dreamboat, Duojet, Esquire, Fireball, Flashlight, FourWay, Geebot, gomer, goober, Highball, Homework, jacks, Jetage, Jetage Hi-Fi, Jetage Lo-Fi, Kingbats, Light Series, Loverboy, Moondog, Mister Lee, Mr. Big Stuff, PaperTiger, Pipeline, Popstar, Pushpop, Recordhop, Rocketship, Roundup, Rubberduck, Satellite, Scripto, SquareBox, SquareCircle, Speedometer, Starlite, Sugar, Swizzle, Thinman, transistor, TwinTone, Ultramatic, Variable Videobox, W. Square, Wash&Wear, Whatnot, Winky, Yin Yang, Tight Toy Night, Funtime, OCRDINC01, 02 (OCR-like fonts), Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Funtime, FiFi, Fakebook, FlameJob, OCRDINC, Tight Toy Night, Swingbats, Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, YaYa, Boxtop Fontset, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Moonlight, Sunlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Hotrod, Iceberg, Gutterball, Homewrecker, Bubba, Starry Night, Lady Luck, Automobile, Hydromatic, Seventeen, Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Swingbats, FiFi, Flamejob, Fakebook, Madness, Apple Scruffs, Marmalade, Queen of Corona, Cupcake, Starry Eyes, Juice, Fivebits (2002, pixel font), Matchbox, Hot Burrito #3, Fishsticks, Eightbits (pixel font), FoolsGold, Drive, Sleepwalk, Icecube, Pruneface, Witness 2HB, Zerogirl (stencil font, 2002), Fairytale of New York, Levi Stubb's Tears, AllModCons, Babylon, BigBoy, ChampsElysees, ConcreteandClay, ElGoodo, Farfallena, Heroes&Villains, LifeOnMars, LittleRamona, MerseyBeat, MetalGuru, Missile, OnYourBike, Pinup, Reconnez, SaturdaysGirl, SaturnReturn, ShepherdsBush, Tatum, TiniestDancer, TumbinDice, VeraGemini, YesterMe, Rising, Treason, Monami Vrai, Robot Girl, Tattooed Sailor, Sunrise, Midnight, Kakadu, Ana, Ace, Yobbo (2002, dot matrix font), GoGo (2002, pixel font), Waltzing Matilda, Memorial Day 911, Good Riddance, Boys, One Tin Soldier, One After 909, Joey, Infidelities.
Displaay is Martin Vacha's type foundry in Prague set up in 2014. Martin Vacha studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. His early fonts were designed during his studies at UMPRUM in Prague. His typefaces:
DMR Studio (or: Aksaratype Industries)
DM Rachmath, also written D.M. Rahmath and Rahmat (DMR Studio, Cianjur / Bandung, Indonesia), designed the hipster typeface Parantina (2017), the Balencha family of display typefaces (2017), the stencil typeface Beklon (2017), the vintage logo font Kalalua (2017), the hipster typeface Terazcho (2017), the layered Western textured typeface Baroschi (2017), the spurred typefaces Elago (2017) and Elagonian (2017), the free vintage display typefaces La Pontane (2016-2017) and La Pontane Deconia (2017), and the Victorian typeface LHF Sorangeun (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Morowali, Kaliandra, Diantos, Jailolo (a rebel or sports font family), Persib Sasm (octagonal sports font; free demo), Veranomata (multishade font), Bieliko (prismatic), Nonami (great-looking athletic lettering fonts), Nonamiako, Naratas (athletic lettering), Kamarita (a logo font family), Axina (stencil), Hasya d'Ellena (formal calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2019: Beklon, Vietara, Tiaso (an athletic shirt typeface), BRQ (shadow typeface), Gharisan (octagonal).
Typefaces from 2020: Sima Maung (an octagonal athletic lettering font family that includes a few shadow styles), Leafco (floriated, textured), Pentacone (molecular, prismatic), Pollenca (script), Floresque (a multiline caps typeface), Garbello (a shadow font), Elago (a sports font), Boyana (a monoline script), Scada (a shadow font), Romansha (a display type), Nevota (an all caps sans), Mamberamo (a creamy script), Manawi (a creamy script).
Student at NABA (Nuova Accademia Belle Arti) in Milan. Creator of the elegant bilined typeface Jadore (2012) and of the rune simulation / hipster font Quarz 974 (2012). In 2012, he started his own foundry.
In 2013, he published the alchemic typefaces Blazer and Quarz 974 Light (a free font).
Ferndale, MI-based designer of the handcrafted typeface families Emily (2016), Hatross (2016, for metalheads), Secret Society (2016), Tzanah (206) and Pugzley (2016), the textured typeface Verboten (2016), the vintage typeface Hipster Dream (2016), and the grungy headline typeface Dark Matter (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: carabus, Anorexia, Bad Student, andMercedes 1937 (old typewriter), about which Dorian writes: There is an interesting story about this vintage professional Mercedes typewriter. My grandfather, who was a Yugoslavian partisan during the WWII captured it from a Wehrmacht command building during an attack, and he kept it in a perfect shape for so many years. After I inherited it, I wanted to share its uniqueness (as well as its story). I have intentionally kept it in its original condition - I haven't replaced the ribbon that was some 34 years old (or more) before sampling the font, and it turned out really nice.
Graphic and type design studio in Perugia, Italy, founded by Massimiliano Vitti and Alessio Pompadura. They co-designed the grid-based stencil typeface Nodo in 2017.
In 2018. they developed PVF Display for the identity of Palazzo Vertemate Franchi.
In 2019, they designed Grotta, and wrote: Grotta is an irreverent contemporary neo-grotesk typeface with strong geometric accent and sharp contrast in its form. Characterized by tight apertures and an overall dynamic feeling it is suited for both display and text sizes. It is our interpretation of the 21st century grotesk, exuberant, irruptive and [...] winks at [...] Venus-Grotesk and Monotype Grotesque. It shows influences of hipstertism in the way strokes are joined in the 1, N, M, V, W, and other letters.
In 2021, they added the pixel font Analo Grotesk.
Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari
Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Typefaces from 2016: Linq (paperclip style), Konektor (free).
Eclectotype (was: Schizotype)
Type foundry in Sheffield, UK, first called Schizotype, and in 2021 renamed Eclectotype because this is not a foundry that likes to stick to trends or expectations. Its designer, Dave Rowland (b. 1982, Chesterfield) grew up in Sheffield, UK, but was based in Japan, the Philippines, Liverpool, Surat Thani, Thailand, and Koh Samui, Thailand [where he presently lives]. MyFonts Interview.
He created these fonts in 2009: Quesadilla (signage type, Mexican simulation face), Quesadilla Shadow, Schizotype Scrolls, Quiff, Toothpaste, Astroboy (connected script), Decolletage (art deco), Kazumi Sans, Acid Haus, Dr. Black, Dr. Eric, Soyo Gogo, BMX radical (brush), Team, Miami Hopper, and Tubularis (multiline face), Sickle, Klique (futuristic display face), Uncle Eric (a cartoon face), Praline Smooth (connected script in the style of Mistral), Kwaktur, (blackletter typeface based on the logo of Belgium's Kwak beer), Blackball (another blackletter) and Modulogue (a modular display family).
Additions in 2010: Christmas Tuscan (a modular Tuscan), Masonic Lodge, Mook (a retro, unicase, bubble font), Toothpaste 2, Gaden Sans (organic monoline typeface that includes a hairline weight), Sizemore (all caps slab headline face), Quickscript (signage face), New Wave.
Fonts designed in 2011: Brag Pro (like Brag, a Cooper Black alternative), Brag Stencil Pro, Chestnut (curly, hand-printed), Brag (a fat round face in Cooper Black style), Gelato Script (a connected signage face), Brag Stencil (2011), Streetscript (2011, brushy signage face).
In 2011, he created a quaint text family, Vulpa, with quirky foxtail terminals.
Typefaces from 2012: Margot (a rounded slab serif described as a lovechild of American Typewriter and Cooper Black), Range Serif (an angular typeface), Pastiche Brush (a brushy connected script inspired by the titles of the 1959 movie Imitation of Life (Wayne Fitzgerald)), Quayside (a bulbous baseball or signage script).
Typefaces from 2013: Alight Slab (hairline slab), Anultra Slab (a heavy bold slab serif), Ollie (a connected baseball or signage script), Urge Text (an extensive modern text family with ample language support and plenty of mathematical symbols, and large ball terminals).
Typefaces from 2014: Range Sans (a grotesque sans family with the quirky angular cutouts inherited from Range Serif), Samui Script (upright connected script), Streetscript Redux (signage script), Price Didone (created for setting elegant price tags).
Typefaces from 2015: Oldskool Script (a connected signage script; one of many quite different commercial fonts with the same name), Hazel Script (a great flowing calligraphic script designed around the time of the birth of his first child, Hazel; the name may create confusion as there is a famous BB&S metal font with the same name), Mastadoni (a fat didone for headlines and fashion mags), Kake (a great creamy sign-painting font), Bali Script (creamy signage script), Flat Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Cinema Script (retro movie script), Chill Script (a retro non-brush signage script), Blanket (a soft cursive font, ideal for children's books), Schizotype Grotesk (a very original angry geometric grotesk, with bucketloads of pizzazz), Astrid Grotesk, Asterisk Sans Pro (a versatile humanist sans family for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic), Strelka Ultra (a retro space age typeface), Revla Serif (beatnik style, emulating randomly positioned handlettering).
Typefaces from 2017: Duckie (a bubblegum or creamy signage script), Tusque (a layered decorative Tuscan typeface), Ekamai (a tight non-connected creamy signage script), Quinella (seventies script), Delfino Script (retro signage script), Tchig Mono (a special, almost hipster monospace typeface family), Revla Sans (beatnik style), Revla Sans Text, Eroika Slab (a robust wedge serif family).
Typefaces from 2018: Aziga (descrived by Dave as a high (occasionally reversed) contrast, postmodern, deconstructed-reconstructed, serifless (mostly), fashion didone), Revla Slab (bouncy, beatnik), Galix (subdue futuristic sans family), Gelato Luxe (an update of his earlier Gelato Script), Engria (an angular brush-inspired text typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Gelica (a 14-style retro soft serif family influenced by Cooper Black, Goudy Heavyface and Ludlow Black), Capsule (a reverse-stress high-contrast rounded sans-serif), Sausage (a friendly fat rounded typeface that is is unapologetically bold and bulbous. Influenced by magnetic fridge letters, hot dogs and 70s phototype fonts, it is retro, but not cloyingly so).
Happy graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who created a number of typefaces in 2012. Via Hellofont, he sells Slabfont, Sectional (kitchen tile font), Extraordinary (hipster font) and Modern Font (sans family). Hellofont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Edit Me From Casper
Jernej Simoncic (aka Diego Gonzalez, aka dafontatron, aka Vinesauce, and aks Edit Me From Casper) is the UK-based designer (b. 1996) of the textured typefaces I Have Bad News (2014, pixel font), This is Sparta (2014), Forbidden Resolution (2014) and Love Runs Out (2014), the ransom note typeface Windows Broken (2014), the hipster font Inmodify (2014), the dot matrix typefaces Syntax Zazz and 28 Sys (2014, FontStruct), the pixel typeface Our Arcade Games (2014), the textured typeface Screw Your Guys (2014), Uni Stay Own Now (2014), In Dude Woah (2014), and the scanbat typefaces The Martin Garrix Font (2014) and SuperMario Lost (2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Pac Man 2 The New Adventures, Sonic Chaos (textured), Super Smash TV (pixel font), Break Down, Super Mario World (pixel dingbats), Sketch Major (ransom note font), Tagi Securite, The Smurfs (pixel typeface), Weird Mario Bros (pixel font), Bowser Rampages (textured), Hyperexcitability, Bonni Africa (pixel font), Trusted Installer Fontrast.
Toulouse, France-based designer of these display typefaces in 2016: Airport (octagonal), Roman Cubic (beveled), Sinusoide, Death in Blue (hipster), Archeotomy, Target, Dubonnet (art deco), Eclipse (experimental geometric), Samba, Grade, Rounded, Blackstar, Cloison, Tool. Behance link. Behance link for A2A4. [Google] [More] ⦿
El Mehdi Chouyoukh
Graduate of Anadolu University. Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the avant garde typeface Alien (2018), the paper cutout stone cut typeface Caveman (2018) and the hipster typeface Plien (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Emily Carke (Melbourne, Australia) designed these typefaces: Bosork (2013, is a trilined display typeface that was inspired by the New York and Boston subways), Melbourne (2016, a free hipster font published by Citype), Fraction (2015, experimental). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Partner of Ian Party in Swiss Typefaces. Swiss ex-student of Ian Party at ECAL in Lausanne.
He created Tabloid (2007), a contemporary condensed sans serif font family, specifically designed to be used in big size for newspaper headlines. It comes in ten weights from UltraLight to UltraBlack.
In 2010, he designed Euclid, a squarish design. See a version of Euclid in use by the city of Stockholm [called Stockholm Type], and read the (mostly negative) reactions of the typophiles. On Flickr, upon seeing that umlauts were replaced by macrons, Hrant Papazian writes: Pissed androgynous royals rule. At Swiss Typefaces Lab, he added Euclid Stencil (2019) and Euclid Mono Vanguard (2019: a hipster version).
In 2017, he designed the futuristic typeface Ykar and the bâtarde flamande typeface Figure.
Graduate of Birmingham Metropolitan College. London (was: Birmingham), UK-based designer of Kronen (a free monospaced typeface family), Bolde (2013), a sans titling face. The octagonal hipster typeface Ontwerp (2013) was a school project at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Emraan also designed the hairline sans caps typeface Ava (2013, avant-garde) and Sanotra (2013, an alchemic / hispter typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
These fonts are offered in an indie font bundle:
Indonesian designer of the fashionable display typefaces Lorina (2020: vintage caps), Alona (2020) and Rockrose (2020).
Typefaces from 2020: Cagila (a decorative wedge serif), Crosseur (modular, squarish), Amerta (a stylish serif).
Jeffersonville, IN-based creator of Sweater Weather (2014), a cross stitch emulation typeface. This typeface was developed during her studies at Indiana University. Other work includes a hipsterized version of Century Gothic (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Portuguese student of graphic design at London College of Communication. His typefaces include Rounded Regular (2011), Mariana (2011, wavy), London Fields (2011), Pontocruz Smallcaps (2011), Colher V3 (2011, hipster typeface) and Colher Rounded (2011).
Located in Bakersfield, CA, Evan Eckard created the hipster typeface Socalibre (2014), which has a distant relationship with Californian graffiti. Other commercial typefaces include the rounded sans typeface Road House (2014) and the semi-stencil typeface Brigade (2014).
Fabio A.R. Mansos
Faire Type Foundry
Sabrina Nacmias is a New York-based graphic designer, who graduated from Pratt Institute, and started studies at Type@Cooper in 2020. She co-founded Faire Projects in 2016 and Faire Type Foundry in 2020 with her partner Maxime. Based in Brooklyn, Faire Type Foundry published these typefaces in 2020:
Designer in Zagreb, Croatia. Creator of the avant garde hipster typeface Non Bell (2014) and the monoline sans typeface Alex (2014). Over at Dafont, one can download Non Belle (2014), which is identical to Non Bell. However, inside the font we find the name Justine Lazo. Alex in DR ExtremEdit (2014) is a modular typeface.
Type designer associated with Luzern, Switzerland-based Studio Feixen.
Typefaces from 2014: Adorn (hipster-style sans).
Flamula Estudio Criativo
Flamula Estudio Criativo is Frederico Mattos's studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Creator of an artistic all caps alphabet, the Azulejo Portugues font and Bjork Font (hipsterish) in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne. In 2016, he set up his own Felix Braden type foundry.
His free fonts at Floodfonts included Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997). His commercial typefaces at Floodfonts include Kontiki (2018: a woodprint emulation typeface family; a grungy version of Clarendon), Capri Pro (2011-2015): an expressive constructed sans serif typeface in the tradition of Kabel and Avant Garde, partly constructivist, and partly hipster.
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
At Fountain, he published the original version of Capri in 2011. After Fountain's demise, it reappeared as Capri Pro at Floodfonts in 2015.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana. It was one of the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013.
In 2019, he published Pulpo, a ten-style family inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mons, Belgium-based creator (b. 1985) of the free hand-drawn didone typeface BodoFlo (2013), ABlockyFont (2014, iFontMaker font), and of Hipsterish Pro (2015; buy it here; despite the name, the typeface is closest to the arts-and-crafts style of 1895), Marker Pen (2015), Feltipen Pro (2015), Thin Font (2014), Tape Type (2015, iFontMaker), and Large Font (2014).
Dutch freelance graphic designer (b. Almelo, 1985) living in Granada, Spain, and/or Nijverdal, The Netherlands. Creator of the free rounded sans typeface FV Almelo (2012), which was designed using ruler and compass. FV Granada (2012) is a contemporary monoline sans typeface. FV Deventer (2012) is a wavy antique almost Victorian font. Floris also created Hipster Icons.
Fnkfrsh (was: French Toast)
Chris Vile (Fontmonger, Austin, TX) is a type and graphic designer and web developer, who was briefly located in Chicago. He specializes in horror, graffiti, grunge and brush fonts.
Creator of Cannibal (2012, scratchy hand), Die Already (grungy caps), The Dead Saloon (2012, Western caps face), the scratchy scary typeface Dead Bitch (2012), the athletic lettering typeface No Honor Roll (2012), the grungy Redux (2012), Konquer (2012), Sandy Ravage (2012), and Digital Anarchy (2012), the blood drip typefaces Spiked (2012) and XSpiked (2012), and the brushed typeface GwizsK (2012).
In 2013, he designed The Five One Two (graffiti font), Skidmarked (graffiti font), There Be Monsters, Digital Disorder (a textured typeface), We Are Depraved, The Dead Are Coming (grunge), Barbaric, Welcome To Texas (graffiti font), Chopper City (a spurred constructivist typeface), Maya Rose (a script face), Chaos and Pain (a tattoo font), Abandon (grungy poster face), Virtual Bliss, and Pale Horse (a dagger font), Malevolentz (grungy caps), Shrapnel (grungy caps).
In 2014, he created Turnt Up (graffiti font), Grind Mafia, No Hard Evidence (glass scratch typeface), Techno Wanker, Abduco (grunge), Blackhead, Summon The Executioner (grunge), The Grinder (eerie font), Normal Sometimes (rounded sans), November Mornings, One More Day, Waukegan Hustle, Thoughts of Her, All Cracked Out, Redux, Cook County Jailhouse, Ol Skool (graffiti font), Why So Serious (grunge), Never Speak Of, Taco Truck Militia, Reason to see evil, Reaching for heaven, Digital Firebomb, Gas Mask Warriors, Necrotype, The Deadliest Saloon, The Decompozed, Necro Monger, Self Righteousness (grunge face), Rasterized (brush face), Some Devil Faces, Flowers For You, Dirtgrub Graffiti, M Ponderosa (letterpress typeface), Dr. Toboggan, Midnite Hour.
Typefaces from 2015: Thoughts of Her, Any Takers, Men of Nihilist, Rise Inside, Ugly Kids, Mya Papaya, The Unknown, Shun Set, Chops Chops, My Funeral, Blood Lust (dripping blood font), Middle Schooler, Hood Rich, Tequila Sunset, Hire a Cowboy, Tequila Sunrise, Cynical Hills (spurred eroded vintage typeface), Make them suffer (grungy letters), Gristled, Dark Waters, Poison Hope, Code Predators (grungy and squarish), Oak Lawn, Sovereign (grungy blackletter), Crucifixion, Sinner Script, Travis County (graffiti font), No Reverence (grunge), Barter With A Gypsy, Vance Jackson (graffiti script), Vary Sharky (brush face by Chris Vile and Roland Huse), Sons of Noah, Knife Fight Ballet, Dingle Huckleberry (grungy blackletter), The Grim Raiders, Tha Kool Kidz, Genesee St, Quaaludes, Quaalude Hulk, Kings Butcher, Gunfighter Academy (grungy and spurred), Buffalo Grove, Children Among Lions, Dedecus Putro, Dedecus.
Typefaces from 2016: El Sancho Rancho, Hells Rider Decay (spurred style), Eternity Tomorrow, The Last Call, Our Retaliation (grungy), Zero Athletics, Filth of Icarus (grungy), Texas Slaughter, Black Dahlia, Real Horror, Means of Malice, Mechanization, Valley of Elah, Hells Rider (Tuscan), Black Jacket Boys, Outerspace Militia, Fort Death, The Lost Canyon, The Defiler, Solace for Sadist, Mind Antiks, Tattle and Tales, In Collection, Skinny Jeans (all caps sans), Born Addict, Born a Sinner, Pistol Grip Pump (spurred Western style), Under Authority (grungy), Thrash It, They Perished, Sinthetic, Epitaph (spiky tattoo font), Eternity Now (hipster style), Sniffin Paint, Poker Kings, Virtual Rot, Apex Flunkee.
Typefaces from 2017: Urbane Cuisine (sketched), Boots And Spurs, San Antono Charros (spurred), Faxine Sky (hairline), Hooligan (graffiti face), Pack of Wolves (dry brush), Tweaky, Eatn Cake, Who Asks Satan (brush style), The Devil Net, Hallow Grave, Death To Metal, Brake Fluid (tattoo style), Boiled Denim, El Sancho.
Typefaces from 2018: Reposed, A Glimpse, The Waiting Room (scratchy typeface), Philophobia, Medium Rare (a Western font; and its grunge version, Soiled Doves), Chased Through The Woods, Blood Thirst, Voices in my Head, The Quick Marker, Watch People Die, Blue Waffle (erasure font), Under Your Bed (all caps grunge), Eater of Children, Burn The Witch (dripping blood blackletter)Side Effects.
Typefaces from 2019: Taken (textured), Krazy Hazy, Jackknife, Cowboy Cadaver (Western, spurred), Commanders, Mortem Throne, Among Dead Priest (brush), Smile and Wave, Impact Brutas, Rustic Man.
Typefaces from 2020: Covid Contagion, Family Annihilator, Font to a Chainsaw, Paper Planets (squarish), Sad Szn, Bless The Galling, Marshal The Dead, Golfclub Homicide, Malignant (a Halloween font), Mustafar Reloaded, Pathogens (a rough brush font), Space Mavericks, Milwaukee Cannibal, Fit for Murder (a dripping blood font), Horror Type, Happy Face Killer.
Typefaces from 2021: LCt50, Bandero, Nerve Agent, Disembowel, Heretic, The Riven, The Rivened, One more Day, Silly Games, Ode To Murder.
Original fonts by Ben Balvanz from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (b. Cedar Rapids, 1975), who now lives in South California. His original Fontalicious domain ceased in 2005 but was repurchased in 2007 with the help of Font Bros. Some fonts can be downloaded here and here. The list: Topanga (2017), Coney Island (2002), Cheeseburger (2002), Tabletron (2002, LCD font), Senor Pooglins, Plush (2001), Slide, Discotech, Galaxy, Pacfont, Rusty, PinniePoker, Geeves (tall letters--great), Moonpie Cadet, Fidelle, FontTwelve, Mister Easy, Mister Dope, Frosty, Chankenstein, Discotech, VintageVacation, Dazzler, Joinks!, Cyberwhiz, Swinkydad, Sonic Superpowers, Mikey Jax, Klink-o-mite, Caveman, Gloo Gun, Skylab 600, Cyberpop, Cyberjimmy, Smartie Capos, Jenkins, Earwax, Pimpbot 5000, Dreamy, Quinkie, Milkfresh, DateRape (great), SpaceAce, GirlieLeslie, Groovalicious Tweak, Porky's, International Chunkfunk, SuperTrooper, Chachie, Zodiastic, Great Head (dingbats), Chick (sassy!), the Eight Track family, Speedfreek, the Odyssey family, AlphaStep, Alpha Clown, dopenakedfoul, Lounge Bait, SpaceBeach, Jubie, Bean Town, Funkotronic, UndieCrust, and Poppycock, Pornhut, Robokid, Kinkie (Valentine's Day font), BorderMon (dingbat), Technicolor, Tennis (stencil), Moloky, JabbieJunior, Rave Queen, Alpha Niner, Croobie, Wednesday, Populuxe, the nice BoozeBats, Geekbats, Garage Sale, Arcade, Glamocon Retrobats, Fontalicious Thingbats, Good Head, Baby Kruffy, Kruffy, Fine-O-Mite, Disco Inferno, Jokewood, Toggle, Swinger, SurfSafari, OmegaMax, Pogo, Elvis, Trendy University (stencil), Hoedown, Fat, Atomic, Rocket, 12 Good, Moonpie Cadet Good, Dynomite, Superstar DJ (dingbat), Kravitz, Kravitz Thermal, hungrumlaut, Sporto, Sabadoo, Snappy, Chickabiddies (geek dingbats), Mandingo (1999, buncy hand-printed style), Heartbreaker, Smilage, 52 Pickup, Return of the Retrobats (wow!), Wunderland, Omega, Great Head, Air, Blackjack, BlackjackRollin, Borneo, CharlesAtlas, Cheri, CheriLiney (2001, Valentine's Day theme), DeejaySupreme, DigitCube, DigitLoFiShift, DigitLoFi, Digit, DimitriSwank, Dimitri, DiscoInferno, DunebugAlternates45MPH, DunebugAlternates, Dunebug, Dunebug45MPH, Freestyle, Garanimals, Gas, GleeClub, Jenkinsv20, Jenkinsv20Thik, JenkinsKeepinitReal (1998), KravitzExtraThermal, Moderna, MoogSchmoog, Moog, PussycatSassy, PussycatSnickers, Queer, Redensek, Sanka, Schmotto, SchmottoPlotto, Squarodynamic01 through 10 (pixel fonts), Stretch, SupervixenHoneyedOut, Digit, Digit Cube, Supervixen, TheKids (1999), TrendyUniversity, UltraSupervixenHoneyedOut, UltraSupervixen, WeLoveCorey, Manchester (great), Weltron (stencil font), Weltron Power, Mullet, Rolloglide, Planet, Gravity, Alba, BilloDream (2001), Stretch, Pasteris (based on the handwriting of Matthew Pasteris), PornStarAcademy (sports shirt lettering), Mullet, SuperStars (stars), Krupke (2002), Fresh Bionik, Stoney Billy (2001, not free), Hustle (2001, not free), Rustler (2001, Western font, not free).
At T-26: Marshmallow (2001, rounded monoline geometric face), Superfly (2002, a Western font), Thursdoo (2002), Pacfont Good (2002), Thug (2002), Dokyo (2002, a free competitor of Futura Extra Black and Folio Extra Bold), Supreme (2002), Fresh (2002, at Chank's place), Juice (2002), Pinball (2002, not free), RunTron1983 (2002), Pixel Pirate (2002), Odysseus (2002).
Rascal Miniatures, Wonderkid, Smilage Regular, Milk with Peanut Butter and Barnaby Candy machine are 2009 comic book style creations.
Other 2009 fonts include Gringo Enchilada, Brute Strength, Blonk and Sparkle, Cheri Liney, Metroflex, Weltron (techno family), Sanka, Rolloglide (multiline), Pussycat, Poppycock, Pasteris, Moog Schmoog, Moog Synthesizer, Magnum, Krupke, Joinks, Jabbie, Hustle, Hungrumlat, Gravity, Fresh, FineOMite, Dunebug 45mph, Coney Island, Blackjack, Atomic, Air Regular, Shatner, Pixel Pirate, Munkeyshine, Thursdoo, Swinkydad, Surf Safari, Supreme, Stoney Billy, Speed Freaks, Bike Riding Chopper (Tuscan), Popcorn Loaded (ultra fat), Malibu Oceanside, Snafurter (Sinaloa?), Der Weiner Stentzel (stencil), Wordworth Byte, Blingo Diamond and Tiger Roams Jungle (art deco chic).
Fonts from 2014: Blonk, Kangaroo, Giant, Jingles, Rascal, Coopman, Sinafurter (Sinaloa meets Frankfurter), Supergum (bubblegum font), Tiger, Popcorn, Der Weiner Stentzel (rounded stencil), Milk, Plague (scary font), Wonder (popart), Globitron (art deco), Death Squad (brush face), Spring Break, Tigra (stencil),Tigra (stencil), Fantastic, Parker (signage script) and the vector sets Mid Century Patterns, Banners (01, 02, 03, 05), Campus (01, 02, 03, 04: athletic lettering), Chickabiddles, Holiday 03, Jewelry, Lip Service 03, Optical Illusions, Seals, On The Radio, Viva, Hipster, Geometric Patters (+02).
Interview. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Yet another URL. And another one. Many fonts sold since 2007 by Font Bros (see here for the announcement). URL from 2005-2007. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Free typefaces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial typefaces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's typefaces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (2002, a Victorian typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Typefaces from 2013: Ma (avant-garde, constructivist, done as an hommage to Lajos Kassak), Overdose, Sorry (kitchen tile typeface), Atett (hommage to Lajos Kassak), Street Soul, Samizdat, Velorex (brush script), Zsir (fat octagonal face), Kedves (hipster font).
Typefaces from 2014: Iseum, Pix Gotisch.
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental triangulated grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus, with new ornaments and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
Typefaces from 2016: Crave Sans.
During his studies, Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based Fabian Korn (b. Zurich) designed the free circle-based sans typeface Rostock (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Goldin (2015), the free hipster typeface Quito (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Quest (2015), the free modular typeface Tempete (2015), the free hipster typeface Beyno (2015) and the free pixacao-inspired typeface Gabo (2015).
Typefaces from 2017: Santa Cruz (condensed sans).
Formatpunktotf (or: Format.otf; was: t-1, type-eins)
Formatpunktotf, and before that t-1 (type eins), is Maximilian Müsgens's type foundry, est. 2019. It is part of the design studio Format.tif, which is based in Aachen, Germany. Its fonts were free for students. Typefaces include Bandeins Sans and Bandeins Strange, both designed as variable fonts in 2019. The latter has two axes, width and "strange width". Strangeness somehow relates to Renner's hookish experiments.
Berlin, Germany and/or Medan, Indonesia and/or Bandung, Indonesia, and/or New Zealand-based designer who set uo first Degarism Studio and, in 2017, Formatype Foundry. At Formatype Foundry, he published these typefaces:
Adrien Zammit is one of three politically active and utopian graphic designers that collectively form Formes Vives. The others are Nicolas Filloque and Geoffroy Pilon (Nantes). It is located between Brest, Nantes and Marseille. Their typefaces, all designed between 2009 and 2013, include: 2RuedArcueil (2009), 36QuaiDesOrfevres (2011, muscular titling sans), 40RueBarbes (2009, a hipster font by Nicolas Filloque), 44RueDesGravilliers (2011, an art deco beauty based on the font used on the posters of Spanish anarchists in the Civil War), 86PalatineRoad (2011, hipster), Brest (2011, hipster style), Dalby (2013, handcrafted), Estaque, Fontblanche (2012), Gahard (2012, a grotesque family), Keredern (2011, a squarish sans), Metropolis (2010), Montilla (2011, based on the calligraphic work of Leonor Canales), PetiteSiouville (2012), PlaceLazareGoujon, PlaceVoltaire, Plogoff (2012, handcrafted), QuatreMoulins (2013, handcrafted by Nicolas Filloque), QuatreChemins, RueBruat (2012, a titling sans), RueErnestRenan (2012, handcrafted), RueFranciscoFerrer (2012, by Geoffroy Pilon), RueJacquesCoeur (2012, by Geoffroy Pilon), RueLatouche (2011, handcrafted), RueVauban (2011: a grotesque), RuedelaBaclerie (2012, a Comic Sans lookalike), RuedelaManutention (2012, hand-drawn font by Geoffroy Pilon), SaintRenan (2009, absed on the hand of Nicolas Filloque), SainteBaume (2011, art deco), Totnes (a condensed monospace). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Art Institute of Pittsburgh and the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, class of 2005. Freelance designer in San Francisco who created the free outlined hipster bitmap typeface EightBit (2015, free) and the race car inspired 12-font family Racer (2016), which as a free Medium subfamily, and various overlay, outlined, and stencil styles.
Chilean artist and type designer. In 2021, she released Sabana, a 14-style Comic Sans genre typeface for Latin and Cyrillic.
Typefaces from 2022: Budare (a geometric display sans in 16 styles that marries Bauhaus with hipsterism; Albornoz: its design is based on the shape of the wrought iron plate used in Venezuela and other countries to make arepas and other food). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Manila, The Philippines-based designer of the hipster typeface Gian (2014) and the minimalist typeface Cheat (2015). In 2016, he designed the geometric octagonal typeface Edge. Aka Mr. Grilled Bonito. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gilberto Moya Perona
Eger, Hungary-based creator of the free hipster style typeface Landscape (2014). During her studies in Budapest, she created Budapes Type (2014), which was inspired by a train station in Budapest. [Google] [More] ⦿
Italian web designer based in London who sells her fonts via Type Department. Creator of Bastardo Groteskish, a sans serif typeface designed and developed from a university project into a fully working typeface (started in Milan in 2017 and finished in London in 2020). In 2021, she designed the free monolinear script typeface Boris, Rigatoni (an extended grotesk), Fabio Grotesk, Margo+Beuys Black (a hipster display typeface), and Milkman (a free experimental typeface, Blending caps from Fabio Grotesk and Blocus, designed by Martin Desinde).
Glyph44 (or: Swash Hub)
London-based creator of the super-experimental geometric and hipster typefaces Artificer (2011), Insomiak (2015, a hipster typeface), Illusive (2014, alchemic), Tuna (2014), Kim (2014), Solaris (2017), Sleipnir (2012) and Flatland (2011).
At Studio SAP in London, he had a hand in many illustrations and illustrative typefaces such as Sleipnir (2012).
In 2018, he designed the alchemic or hipster typeface family Geometrica, which comprises Arcane, Orion and Gravity. He also created the hipster font Bastion (2018, with Kimmy Lee and Matthew James) and the blackboard bold typeface Trindle Sans.
As Swash Hub, he designed the hexagonal Elixia (2018), the hipster font Avion (2018, with Joshua Baron), and the rounded lowercase sans Kaige (2018). It is possible that SwashHub is Kimmy Lee (London).
Still in 2018, Matthew James and Petros Afshar co-designed the Japanese emulation font Okami.
Typefaces from 2019: Bael (sans, by Petros Afshar and Matthew James), Berman Bold (a blackletter font by Petros Afshar and Matthew James).
Graphicfresh (was: Sameeh Store, or Sameeh Media)
Designer of display typefaces. Typefaces from 2021: Abadon (a monolinear circle-based sans), Abper (with hipster cuts), Afregky, Agker (a sports stencil font), Agory (stencil), Alisson, Amotrio, Bergato, Blogkio (stencil), Bonardio, Botrio, Emility (with hipster cuts), Ergosy, Ferrareo, Happenz, Havena, Kagony (stencil), Katerio, Lombard (a plumpish display serif), Maclisy (stencil), Magner (stencil), Mivarno, Morgow (stencil), Mosvolk, Mova (stencil), Quater, Quilan, Ramadona (script), Rockorn (a monolinear circle-based sans), Setters (stencil), Varisky (stencil), Vertrio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of ECV d'Aquitaine. Bordeaux, France-based designer of the hipster typeface Vindra (2014), which was designed for the visual identity of Maisons d'Érivains et des Patrimoines Littéaires. Edith Type is a condensed sans created in 2014 for Edith Store. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese graphic designer, b. 1953, who started out as an industrial designer, and became a graphic designer in 1974. He won the 1990 Morisawa International Typeface Design Competition with an Honorable Mention in the Latin Category. The list of his typefaces:
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe / Vaassen, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and hand-printed typefaces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Fontspring link. Klingspor link.
In 2011, he went partially commercial via MyFonts. His typefaces became more diversified and are quite stunning at times:
For Nike Consept Store in Oslo, Hans Christian Øren (Oh Yeah Studio, Oslo) designed the prismatic typeface Oslo (2018), which takes a bit after the logo font for the Mexico City Olympics. Earlier, he designed a hipster font for Nike USA. [Google] [More] ⦿
Haris Purnama Putra
Aka Akbar Ar-rohamn. Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the hipster font family Minnerva (2019), the display sans typeface Dreadnoughtus (2019), the 54-style geometric sans typeface family Adlinnaka (2019), the monoline script typeface Your Deep Rest (2019), the wide sci-fi font family Gemini Cluster (2019), and the vintage poster typefaces Sunblast and Sunblast 02 (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Diagramm (an ink-trapped hipsterish neo-grotesk), Eingrantch Mono (based on an old Continental typewriter type).
The Kiwari Kolektiv Studio consists of Bandung, Indonesia-based designers Akbar Ar-rohman, Izhar Fathurrohim and Irfan Nur Fadhilah. Together they published Kiwari Grotesk and Kiwari Mono in 2020.
Typefaces from 2021: Neue Augenblick (Neue Augenblick is a 20-style modern contemporary grotesk spiced up with deep ink traps; featuring a mechanical and industrial look, it is inspired by the Panzerkampfwagen and post-war brutalist architecture). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Located in Makassar, Indonesia, Hasrullah Design created the vintage (hipster) overlay typeface family Retro Pop and the retro signage typeface Scripter in 2014. These typefaces can be bought via Creative Market and Graphic River. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer and associate member at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris. Her creations include the free BilboInc (2011-2014), a hipster Basque typeface named after Bilbao. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hederae Creative (or: Hederae Type Foundry)
Talented visual designer in Bari, Italy. Creator of the handcrafted poster typefaces Neretto Sans (2015, thick and black), Organic Tobacco (2015) and Sensi Bold (2015), and the elegant rubber stamp-inspired Marinaio (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Pervinca (a sharp-edged tall-legged display typeface with wedge serifs that is influenced by didones), Chamfort (12-style sans), Carnot (a slightly rounded partially hipster grotesk titling typeface), Lorano (a typeface inspired by the rationalist and minimalist movements), Marinaio (a handcrafted poster typeface family inspired by rubber stamps), Fibon Neue (a 32-style modern sans family with Low contrast), Cuciniere (a fun handcrafted typeface with interlocking ligatures and food icons), Regime Grotesk (influenced by the fascist era in Italy), Scritto Sans, Monique (monospaced and monoline), Abside (a geometric sans), Esther (a handcrafted antiqua), Fibon Sans and Zenzero Grotesk (tribal and unexpected).
Typefaces from 2017: Liber Text (a geometric sans with circular ink traps), Liber Grotesque (a futurismo sans influenced by Futura and Avenir).
Heybridge, UK-based designer of Edwards Gothic (2013), an adaptation of Century Gothic. In 2014, he designed the hipster typefaces Edward Modern Sans and Labyrinth Neue (cross-haired, hipster typeface).
During his studies in Jakarta, Indonesia, in 2015, Henry Setiawan created an alchemic typeface that is based on a Myriad pro skeleton. His hipster typeface Lamoire (2015) uses Futura as a basis. [Google] [More] ⦿
Here Be Monsters (or: Big Minion)
Operating as Here Be Monsters and as Big Minion. UK-based designer (b. 1988) of the techno-experimental typeface Mixit (2014) and the squarish typeface family Bureau (2014: the shadow font is called Bureau Trend).
Typefaces from 2017: Wonky Ron, HBM Penultimate (hipster style), HBM Forista (+Sketchy, +Woody), Flexure, HBM Ridge (techno), Infektion (gory font), Happy Times, Razed, HBM Serenity, HBM Serenity Symbolism (dingbats), Old Time Villain, Zool Lives (handcrafted), Dirtee Box (grungy). Dafont link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Here East Fonts
Anastasia Piven is a designer from Minsk, Belarus and founder of Here East Fonts in 2018. Piven is currently based in Amsterdam. Her initial typefaces include the logotype Carpazzi Soft (2014). In 2018, she created Grossweight Stencil, Turnu (2018: a squarish logofont for a new Danish taxi service), One Manchester (squarish), Tech Tape, OCR Camp, Pretty Much Fur, and Fat Porn.
Typefaces from 2020: Lorcan Mist (a caps only display typeface), Buck (a very wide squarish block font), Beier Third, Fatporn 2.0, Flatten, Galcher, Lorcan Mist, Papa Bear (counterless), Rolling Script, TT Techtape Font, Turn Denmark (squarish), Wallnutt Corps (hipster, dystopian, caps only). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Malang, Indonesia-based designer of Breymont (2016, a hipster sans with a postmodernist trick---lower and upper cases are reversed), Sansa Dior (2016, brush script), Rising Star (2016, monoline signage script), the manly vintage typeface Blackfield (2016, with gorgeous 3d, textured and shadow styles), Kahuripan (2016, also with 3d and shadow styles), the eroded Mangano (2016), the squarish typeface Bosche (2016), the fashionable sans typeface Gaoel (2016), the hand-printed typeface Lekra (2016) and the all caps typeface Rubina (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Shadow Boxing, Citrus Script, Airwaves (poster sans), Airwaves Script, Bogart Script (dry brush), Porta Sans (a fashionable sans for logotypes and chic applications), Zeitgeist (fun brush style), The Frenttel (chubby brush font), Moenier, Breymont Sans (introducing the principle of flipped letters for added impact).
Typefaces from 2018: Coltrane (an extended sans family).
Typefaces from 2019: Distancia (a 12-style all caps sans inspired by 1970s sports cars).
On Behance, we learn that the designer, Tulus Driyo, is based in Geneva. Or in Malang, Indonesia.
Typefaces from 2020: Volante (a condensed all caps sans family).
Hubert and Fischer
Founded by Philipp Hubert (based in New York) and Sebastian Fischer (based in Stuttgart), Hubert & Fischer is a design studio with offices in New York and Stuttgart, Germany with a global client base. The studio specializes in creating editorial design, type design, visual identity, print, application, websites and e-commerce design from concept to production.
Google Creative Lab approached them to design a typeface for the branding of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. They designed a slightly rounded heavyweight font (Rubik, 2015, Rubik One, 2014, and Rubik One Mono, 2014) in which the letters fit perfectly in a single cubelet of the Rubik's Cube. The font was expanded to include Cyrillic and Hebrew characters for the exhibition. Free downloads at Google Web Fonts (see also here), Github and Open Font Library. Rubik One was created by Elvire Volk Leonovitch under the art direction of Hubert and Fischer. Bickerton (2014) is a rhombic typeface.
Other commissioned typefaces: Dumpling Grotesk (based on a hand-painted sign of a Chinese restaurant in New York and characterized by a two-legged m), Bickerton (based on the work of artist Ashley Bickerton), Akzidenz Grotesk Mono, Unterwirt Regular, Cold Comfort (2010, a sharp-edged typeface for the exhibition catalogue Cold Comfort of artist Rudolf Reiber), Stripe (by Sebastian Fischer: A signage system typeface developed for the high school Quinta das Flores in Coimbra, Portugal), EDP (by Sebastian Fischer: a thick geometric sans for Latin, Chinese, Hindi and Cyrillic), Oberkofler (a pixel script for the publication Blut im Schuh for artist Gabriela Oberkofler), Tiptop (a sans designed as headline for the publication Jugend Forscht), Morus (a hipster typeface family), Swollen.
Art director in Versailles, France. For the visual identity of L'Espace Andrée Chedid, Hubert Munier designed an elegant bi-lined typeface family, L'Autre (2016). For a Luxemburg-based African food truck, he created Afrikan Gourmet (2016), a deco typeface with African tribal themes worked in. He also created the fun art deco logotype Le Popcorn Bar (2016), which hearkens back to old Hollywood. For the music label LSM, he created the hipster typeface Les Sales Mômes (2016). For ESAM (Ecole Superieure des Arts Modernes), he designed a piano key stencil typeface, ESAM. He designed a squarish typeface for the fitness club Aqualoft (2016). With Emilie Rad, he created L'Esperluette in 2016. Other typefaces from 2016: Retro Futura (avant-garde), Neo Gothic (hexagonal), Sweet, Tarot (bi-colored and origami), Fitness Type, Now Bretonne (dot matrix), Massive (shadow pixel font). Earlier typefaces include the vertically-striped Riley Type (2012), LSM (2014: a hipster typeface).
During his graphic and type design studies at Ecole Estienne in Paris (2013-2015), Hugo Dumont created the Arabic and/or Indic simulation typeface Humanist (2014). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed Rowton Sans FY, a sans family patterned after Gill Sans in six weights, from Hairline to Bold---named after Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, it has the Gillian lower case g but italic lowercase is a bit too far afield for my own taste, especially the squeezed g.
In 2015, he created the uncial typeface Scylla and the display sans Ban (named after Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, Ban was his graduation typeface). From 2015 until 2019, he is doing a Masters at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
In 2016, he designed the bitmap-inspired hipster typeface Building (2016).
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ihsan Khairul Lazuardi
Graduate of the City of Glasgow College and Caledonian University. During his studies, Glasgow, Scotland-based Jack Thompson created the display typeface Astraco (2014), the hipster typefaces Dystopia (2015, multilined) and the free art deco typeface Quartz (2015), which was possibly renamed Xthlx (free).
In 2019, with Koi and Ahmed Eraqi, he co-designed Hurringtown Script.
Aka Jan P. Burgos and as Phenom. During his studies at Columbia in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Jan Burgos or Jan Paul Reyes (Ponce, Puerto Rico) created the free typefaces Party Hard (2013) and Smooth Elegant (2013). These fonts were made with FontStruct.
In 2014, he created the cigar bar typeface Reyes, and the hipster typeface Phlekzi.
Garut, Indonesia-based designer of Campinas (a 6-style copperplate-inspired typeface with some interlocking letter pairs) (2022), Gallinari (a 36-style grotesk) (2022), Crucial (2022: a 16-style ultra-sharp serif typeface), Kubo Sans (2021: a ten-style totally modern geometric display sans), Gandia (2021: in the Windsor genre), Pelinka (a 27-style geometric sans), Linked Now (a 15-style display sans) (2021), Kenshin Lettering (2021), Fornire (a condensed old style text typeface with small x-height) (2021), Pontiff Wide (a flared display typeface) (2021), Hedone (a 4-style art deco display sans that makes optimal use of ink traps as a decorative element) (2021), Acworth (a 5-style sans with hipsterish inktraps) (2021), Stillmore (a 6-style display sans) (2021), Laviossa (a decorative serif) (2020), Knocky (2020: an 8-style condensed sans), Rasputin (2020: a mini-wedge serif in four weights), the elliptical sans family Sundash (2020), the stylish wide sans typeface Kame (2020), the decorative serif Royale Imogen (2020), the script typefaces Tomodachy (2020: in the style of Comic Sans), Citul (2020), Ballerin (2020: monoline) and Michelline (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dutchman Jeroen van der Ham ("joebob"), who is based in s'Hertogenbosch, designed mostly handwriting fonts: Lingua (a fat finger font) (2021), Quarantinus (2020), Epistula (2020), Old Letterhand (2020), dearJoe 7 (2019), Black Hand (2018), Caput (2018: a crayon font),Manus Smooth (2017), Four Hand (2017), Maneo (2017), Tater Todd (2016), Creta (2016, crayon font), Hillbelly (2016, rough brush script), Hesster Mofet (2016, brush script, renamed from Hesster Moffett), Coalhand Luke (2014, crayon or chalk script), Dear Joe 6 (2014), Dextera (2014, by Geert Dijkers), Stone Hand Saul (2014, a scribbly hand), Manus (2014), Dear Joe Hannes (2013), Winston Nero (2013, a hipster cartoon font), Serious Sally (2012), Inkydoo (2012, +Serif), Serial Sue (2012), Calligra Phillip (2012), Mixtape Mike (2012, a fat finger face), Dear Joe 3 (2010), Brushtip and Brushtip Travis (2010, two of his nicest typefaces, with a calligraphic and rough-edged touch), Vince Hand II (2010), Crossword Belle (2009), BrushtipTerrence (2009), Brushtip Texe (2009), OnetrickTony (2009), Christel Line (2009, +Black), Etch A Sketch (2009, grunge), DearJoe 5 Casual (2008), PencilPete (2008, handwriting).
Fonts added in 2007: Curly Joe, Sinister Sam (calligraphic), VincHand (handwriting of Vincent Haenen), DearJoe5, Moan Hand, FancyPens (a calligraphic pen).
Fonts added in 2006: FlutSaus (hand-printed; done with Hilde Rikken), Amorrisline, Hilde Caps (based on the handwriting of 9-year old Hilde Rikken), C rial, Hildinia Donut, BrunoBook, BuffaloStance, Stam Pete (grunge), CrosswordBill, DearJoe 1, JoeHand 2, Kali Graff, Bearer Fond.
His oldest fonts: BillieBarred (multiple-lined handwriting), BillieBob (a great poster typeface), BillieBoldHand, BillieKid (nice stencil font), BobTag, CalamityJoe, CrappyJoe, DearJoeItalic, DearJoe II, DearJoe IV (antique handwriting, 2005), DoctorBob, FruscianteHand, FuturexBob, JoeBobstraight, JoeHand, MarkerMoeII, MoanLisa (2001, linocut style), Onepunch Jim Outline, Detour Dork (2002).
Head of Design for the Radio arm of NZME, one of New Zealand's biggest media groups, who is based in Auckland. He created the children's hand typeface Hipster (2015, for a merketing campaign for ZM) and Galliers Hand (2015, for the Hauraki brand). [Google] [More] ⦿
Oakville, Canada-based creator (b. 1986) of the following free fonts in 2014: Tech Noir, Cyberfunk, Loomis Sans, A Quiet Sleep (brush script). In 2015, he made Fresh Marker, Rustico and the grungy textured typeface Downer (the feel bad font). In 2017, he designed the hipster typeface Acrnm. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1992) of the all caps display typeface family Jello Chlour (2020) and the script typeface Butterfly (2020).
In 2021, she released JT Olifer (a 40-style sans family with exaggerated ink traps; by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Thamepalms (a dashing rabbit ear script), Molex Shoora (a 14-style decorative typeface with elephant feet), Gretha (a 14-style hipster serif accompanied by a variable font; by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Louis Felligri (a 15-style display typeface, with variable font support, by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Le Baffec (an 18-style decorative serif by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Le Buffec (similar to Le Baffec), Colibre Bristole Pro (a stylish serif typeface family in nine styles by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Floe (a compressed font for hardliners), and an attractive museum style serif typeface, Algeron.
Jonathan Giuntini (Montplellier, France) is a freelance graphic designer. He created the slabby modular headline typeface L'Estoquefiche (2012) and the alchemic hipster typeface Valstarr Neue (2014).
Jordi Manero Pascual
José Antonio Garrido Izquierdo
Designer from from Puyo, Ecuador, b. 1991, known as Darko Juan. He made numerous free fonts.
Creator of these typefaces:
Juan Guillermo Navarro Barrios
Juan M. Valdes is the Argentinian designer of the great square-shaped ultra-fat font Blacko (2019), Riptide (2019), the crayon font Joaco (2019), the hipster typeface Nkechi (2019), Odyssey (2019: squarish), Dracula (2019), the graffiti font Dripz (2019), and the graffiti-inspired Cranio (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Zaragoza (and now, Barcelona), Spain-based creator (b. 1993) of the graffiti typeface Juanalzada (2013) and of the dripping blood caps typeface Terror Plate (2013). In 2015, he designed the animated hipster typeface Next. In 2016, he added the free angular blackletter-inspired typeface Rubia (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, Julia Joffre and the FontYou crew co-designed Sergio FY, an antique wedge serif Latin font family inspired by a 19th century wooden type font found in Gazetta Musicale di Milano, 1897. It is possibly named after spaghetti Western master Sergio Leone. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Julien Fincker is a French designer in Stuttgart, Germany, where he is art director at Sieber & Wolf. In 2018, he designed the great art deco typeface Bourget.
Juru Rancang Studio (was: Juru Aksara)
Graphic designer in Bandung, Indonesia, b. 1986, Bandung, who is now located in Bali. He created IKL Bold (2013) for Oink, a skateboarding company. IKL Archi was made in 2010. He also designed the gooey Halloween font Brainless (2015), the thick brush typeface Ngabret (2015), the hipster typeface Braga (2015), the script typefaces Panghegar Script (2015), Kosambi Script (2015), the calligraphic script typeface Manglayang Script (2015, Juru Aksara), Kulacino (2015, +Rough), the art deco typeface IKL Archi (2015) and the display / poster sans typeface family Rancang (2015, Juru Aksara).
Typefaces from 2017: Braga Huis (a Dutch deco typeface inspired by the famous street in Bandung), Tjikapoendoeng Script (formal calligraphic script by Ricky Rinaldi and Juru Aksara), TjikapoendoengSlabRough, Trellist (compressed and modular techno typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Aksara Agya (brush font), Bahula (dry brush), JA Jayagiri, Buana, Mancakrama (connected script), Bancakan (a handcrafted menu font).
Typefaces from 2021: Anggara, Marxis (a hyper-condensed movie credit sans), Seahoarse (sic) (all caps), Genesis (sci-fi), MAD-GTX (sci-fi), Sagara (a sports shirt family).
Kecik Creative (was: Kecik Studio)
Or Hanjar Saputra. Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2016: Alext (brush script), Themans (Halloween font), Fellix (sans), Avomine (hipster style). In 2017, they added Corat Coret (3d outline typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lecturer and graphic designer in Berlin, Germany. In 2015, he designed the rounded all caps poster typeface Der Wedding Font, which was designed using compass and grid. He writes that it is a fun and sexy statement of a new post-hipster aesthetic: it is fashionable without the boring throwback to haute couture. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bern, Switzerland-based designer of the techno typefaces Progress (2014), Progress Ordin (2014) and Progress Caps (2014). Monolyth Mono (2014) is a grungy typeface. In 2016, he designed the sans / hipster typeface family Hrglph. Facebook page. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Khurasan and Jalembe. Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the free typeface Alamak (2014). In 2015, he made Jomblo Ngenes (comic book script) and Si Brot (heavy brush face). Typefaces from 2016 include Lefina (curly serif typeface), Carlita Script, Creaphy (a brushed Halloween font), Reybro, Moyko (Asian brush emulation), Setialah, Jalani Script, Bijak Script and Labuhan (a lava lamp typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Felix, Vinyl Script, Millenials (sic), Happy Party, Licht Monoline Script, Qasmi Script, Hitam, Red Merah, Gloomy Night (Halloween font), Gloomy Line, Declara (script), Loveya (calligraphic), Rishtee Signature, Legenda, Indah Script, Exco (sans), Brat Brush, Hatake Brush, Otella Signature, Jaiho Script, Manda Script, Sanies Script, Wolca, Thesla Script, Thory (hipster style), Matta, Sanies Script, Beukah, Miliki, Starmix, Arlisa Script, Raport, Cebo, Tanda Signature, Nelvita Script, Aldine (script), Lexlox, Vallen, Aeron (brush font).
Typefaces from 2018: Welcome 2019 (brush script), Memory of 2018, Big Snow (free), Cute Thing (font duo), Brotha Script (angular), Young Sprime (a glitch font and two Tokyo techno fonts), Get Happy, Pauline & Fairy, Christy & Snow, The Fables Knight, Rogeu (free), Gabuek Script, Foxlite (free dry brush script), Merova, Tempe (brush script), Hi Summer, The Timmy Script, Salah, Summer Back, Coffee and Cookie, Yehaa, Hello Guys, Sweet Bread, Angers Script, Scripto, Sebastrian, Razan Script (free), Viksi Script (free), Arrival, Qsans (layered), Allexis (signature font), Ariel (signature font), Esteh, Tahu (a free script typeface), Cakra Script, Orange Squash Script, Fresh Grapes, Levo Sans (layered), Reman (a free script font), Apalu (a free brush script), Asans (a sketched layered font), Klasic Script, Happy Party, Slavina Script, Abuget (free).
Typefaces from 2019: Pinky Cat (script), Potato Chips (a painted font), Low Batt (a tape font), Hey Fun (a monoline marker pen font), Maquire (a brush face), Breaking Wild, The Brat, Expain, Snow Fairy, Beloved Daughter, Shelva, Henniver, Cold Climate, Friend White, Vixen Deer, Le Petit, Blue Fonts Sans, West Fighter (a dry brush script), Royal Fighter (brush), Smoke Attack (dry brush script), Blue Fonte, Cupid Deer, Blitzen Deer, Hey Comic, Prancer Deer, Comet Deer, Green Fonts, The Baby Monster (a stone cut font), Youth Power, Hey October (dry brush script), Stefont, Halloween Secret, Cute Maple (a great inline comic book font), Cute Jellyfish (a fine children's book font), Greywall, Hey August (dry brush script), Greywall, Great Fighter (brush), Angers Script, Nikolas+Pine, Sheppaloe, Youth Power (a dry brush font), Love Mint, Real Young (squarish caps), This July, Vontens (dry brush), Beloved Teacher, School Times, Tuckers (brush), Pig Year (+Sans, +Display), School Story, Wellfont (dry brush), Happy School (a fat marker font), Are You OK (dry brush), Sand Beach, Oh Now, Sheenaz (a signature font), Real Miami, Mother Day, Ranget, Lovea, Ohio (a high-contrast smooth brush script), Manda, Oh Now (brush style), Evident, Recoba (roman caps), Ariel Script, Sandiago (brush), Cavatelo (brush), Dream Meadow, Virale, Just Kelly Justine, Tempe, Galea (a floriated script), White Pinky, Fair Prosper, Real Ohio, Jatayu, Young Robust, Saitama, Rastazm (dry brush), Fontblitz (dry brush), Young Vigor (dry brush), Fonters (brush), Fontgrab (brush), Metal Pen, Tosca Pen, Blue Pen, Takota (a free brush font), Fontrust (dry brush), Goo Easter, Fontjek (a free thick brush script), Silver Pen, Coral Pen, Striverx (brush), Saltino (fat brush), Under Type (a heavy painted look), White Pen, Fake Serif (brush script).
Typefaces from 2020: Ontel, Fresh Mango, Fresh Lychee, Vuldo (a condensed sans), Gila (a bold titling sans), Mini Story, Anjhay, Fresh Guava, Fresh Coconut (a cartoon font), Fresh Olive, Free License (a dry brush font), Avture, Marqez (dry brush), Gathan (dry brush script), Marie Clara, Clusive, Rehat, Angello, Shaumy (Arabic emulation), Baby Eliot, Baby Pilot, Wash Your Hand, Fontix (a dry brush script), Salazur, (a dry brush script) Alert Covid (grungy), Black Hold (brush), Arthure (brush script), Black Wipe, Asia Tiger, Enjoy Writing, Schagen, Antam, Alansky, Fontrue, Sentury, Rithem, Flashing, Great Sejagad.
Typefaces from 2021: No Virus, Juliagar, Forturn, Masker Area, Hiatus (dry brush), Alphakind (a comic book typefacs).
Manila, The Philippines, and/or London, UK-based designer of the free hexagonal typeface Elixia (2015) and the rounded sans typeface Kaige (2018). With Petros Afshar and Matthew James, she designed the hipster font Bastion (2018, at Glyph44). [Google] [More] ⦿
Also Kyrylo Tkachov, Cyrill Tkachev and Cyrylo Tkachov, depending upon the source. Illustrator and calligrapher. A Ukrainian, Cyrill Tkachev graduated from the Lugansk Taras Shevchenko National University in 2005. He works at the Design Department at Luhansk Taras Shevchenko National Pedagogical University since 2005.
He made the experimental minimalist typeface Absurdity (2009), the decorative typeface 9months (2010) and the pixel script typeface Liony (2010). Tkachevica (2011) is a modular and pixel family. Legionary (2011) is an organic sans family in six styles. Bazilic is an informal decorative typeface. Murray Slab (2012) is a 4-style slabby techno family.
In 2014, in the middle of the Ukrainian upheaval, he took the pro-Ukrainian side, and created the poster font Lugatype.
In 2020, Konstantin Golovchenko and Kyrylo Tkachov released the sans typeface family Rock Star, and Kyrylo Tkachov and Marchela Mozhyna co-designed the 18-style nearly monolinear sans family Aleksa, both at AlfaBravo.
Inspired by 20th century Ukrainian modernism, AlfaBravo released the 9-style geometric titling / book cover sans family Almaz (2020: by Kyrylo Tkachov, Serhii Makarenko). Still in 2020, Tkachov co-designed Monofontis (a monospaced hipster sans in 18 styles) with Maria Weinstein.
Kirjatehnika is the type design practice of Andree Paat in Tallinn, Estonia. Their typefaces as of 2020:
Kulturë Type (or: Kulture Type)
Graphic designer in Pristina, Kosovo. Creator of these typefaces:
KurzProject in Type Design
The type designs in Martina Flor's class at Fachbereich Design Dessau's Department of Design (in Dessau, Germany) are showcased here. They are free to download. Most fonts were created using Glyphs. A list of free creations:
Non-downloadable fonts from 2013: Kong (Gustavo Neiva and Christian Sandig), Nougat (Julia Heilck, Marcel Weimann and Sandra Salm), Sparrow (by Linda Kuehne), Nanu (Margarethe Quaas and Michelle Günther), Heartbreaker (by Anne Rösch and Katharina Zschiesche), Wasted (by Jakob Wolf), Open (by Anja Hiebsch and Markus Angelmahr), Madame (by Laura Spang and Sophie Hawaleschka), Pingo (an origami typeface by Nina Rüb and Franziska Timm). [Google] [More] ⦿
La Bolde Vita
Fabian studied communication design in Wiesbaden, Germany. Leipzig, Germany-based creator of the modern clean sans typeface Tans (2018). In 2019, he set up La Bolde Vita, where one can buy these retail typefaces:
Laic is the type foundry founded in 2018 by Warsaw, Poland-based type designer Maciej Polczynski. His typefaces:
In 2014, Laurène graduated from ESAD in Amiens, France. Her graduation typeface there is Gustave (2014). Gustave is a text typeface family that keeps on referring to calligraphic roots. It is crisp, and contains two stencil styles (pochoir) to boot. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer in Auckland, New Zealand, whose hipster typeface Modern Antique (2017) is based on the shapes of Britomart buildings. It was created during his studies at Yoobee ACG Design School. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
For her final project in 2015 at the Tagir Safaev Typography School in Moscow, Lina Tumarkina designed Mathilda Bold, a grotesque typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is modeled after Morris Fuller Benton's Headline Gothic (1936).
Graduate of HS Niederrhein (University of Krefeld, Germany), class of 2015, who has permanently moved to the UK, where she is based in Ipswich. In 2015, she created the hipster typeface Amargo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Luis Jaramillo (LJ Design Studios, Monteria, Colombia; b. 1993) created these free typefaces in 2014: AGreaterFoundation-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Decasmini, Dolgan, LJStudiosGF, LuisSmartTX-Bold, Melinett1, Parallels, ThePowerlessRise, WallIT-Bold. In 2015, he made the decorative connect-the-dots caps typeface Night of Music, the great slab serif titling typeface Inicio and the extremely tall x-height logotype Lidea National Fontype, the alchemic occult typeface Zilap Geometrik, the sans typeface Fina, and the headline / poster sans family Silver (Regular, Forte, Grunge). The current list of fonts: AoceanbetweenUS, AGreaterFoundation-Bold, AJourney, AnewHeardDecorative, AsILayDyingLogoFont, Beforeandafther-Bold, Blade, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Capella-Century, CapellaRock-LJDesignStudios-Bold, CapellaRockIII-Bold, Condemnedtoyourlove, DZTypography-Zilap-Bold, DZTypography-Zilap, Darkpast, Decas-Bold, DecasII, Decasmini, Dolgan, EarthDry (2014, glaz krak font), Fina (thin sans logotype), Forsaken, Lacalle6, IS-BoldItalic, IS-Bold, IS-Italic, IS-Thin, IS, Logo, LJPromiseDarck, LJStudiosMB, LJStudiosMFJH, LJStudiosMNS, LJStudiosMNS2, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUS, LJStudiosMonitorIS-MAYUSMinus, Leven, Leven, LordZeDD-LJStudios, LordZeDD3-Bold, LorenaGalarcio, LorenaGalarcio, LorettoGrafic-Bold, LorettoGrafic-Italic, LuisSmartTX-Bold, LuisSmatTXNormal-Bold, MarlenThePonderosa, MeliVargas, Melinett1, Melinett2, Melinett3, MyBrush, NeoLR, NovedosaStick-Italic, Overcome, Parallels, ParalyzedSkyandMoon-LJ-designStudios-Grunge, PenetrationOut-Deformed, PenetrationOut-Grunge, Pequeita, Pizcas, PowerDark-Bold, ShadowsofSecurity, SilverDust, SilverForteGrunge-Grunge, SilverForte, Sincedust, TRG-Zilap, The Dark (spooky), TheSoundofTruth-Grunge, TheSoundofTruth-smooth, ThePowerlessRise, ThroughStruggle, WallIT, WritingMemories, ZILAPGEOMETRIK, ZulmCool, redout, thedark, withindestruction.
Typefaces from 2016: Zilap Urban (hipster style), First Christmas (snowy font), Shadows of Security, Hellion (textured), Blade, This Is Who We Are (grungy sans), GE Body (a sharp-edged sans), IS (unfortunately named, IS stands for Independent Style; it is a techno sans), Start With Today, The Sound of Truth, Zilap Geometrik, Silver Forte Grunge, Leal (monoline sans), The Frontman (free), The Frontman 2 (free), Primera (caps only sans), Zilap Oriental (oriental simulation typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Robusta (dry brush font), Dulkanyca, Factory LJDS, Murderess, Zilap Monograma, Zilap Black Storm, Red Out Reloaded, Zilap Sleep, Melibrush, Ligera Rouden.
Typefaces from 2018: Geobin, Striker Eureka (stencil), The Darkest Night, Demon Killer.
Typefaces from 2019: Daily Reading (a text typeface).
Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda
Polish graphic designer, b. 1986, based in Nisza and Gliwice, Poland, aka Rym do\0Swierczek. Creator of the free fonts Technical Forest (2009, techno), Sergeant TechnicFont 2 (2007), Triballaka (2009) and the handwriting fonts Sergeant Porfolio (2006) and Triballaka (2004).
In 2013, he made Brandiegames Icons.
In 2014, he started his own commercial type foundry. Primiterus (2014) is a hipster typeface. Teutura (2015) is an expressionist blackletter typeface.
Graphic and type designer in Paris and Marseille, France, who was born in Marseille. He created the free experimental typeface Coupeur Bricoleur (Up, Down) in 2014. In 2017, he published the free sans typeface Garcia, which he started in 2016. Open Font Library link. Github link.
In 2016, Anton Moglia joined Velvetyne.
In 2019, Anton Moglia and Jérémy Landes co-designed the intestinal typeface Pilowlava (at Velvetyne), a free font that was originally a custom font for the last issue of Cercle Magazine.
In 2012, Anton Moglia joined Ariel Martin Perez's Gulax (2013, Morgan Gilbert).
Custom typefaces: La Clef (2021), Pompette (2021, for a restaurant), Equinoxe.
Maria Rosado studied at ESD Madrid and ECV Bordeaux. During those studies, together with Claire Delteil, she designed the hipster typeface Quai Branly for the Musées du Quai Branly in Paris. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marianela Grande (aka Marion) is a graphic designer in Rosario, Argentina, and Valencia, Spain. She created the frail display typeface Farewell (2013) and the hipster typeface Neurona (2014) and Aqua (2014). She also published Flamingo (2014, tweetware) and La Maga (2014).
Mark van Wageningen
The Due Studio (or: Due Collective) of Alessio Pompadura and Massimiliano Vitti, both based in Perugia, Italy, co-designed the grid-based stencil typeface Nodo in 2017.
In 2018. they developed PVF Display for the identity of Palazzo Vertemate Franchi.
In 2019, they designed Grotta, and wrote: Grotta is an irreverent contemporary neo-grotesk typeface with strong geometric accent and sharp contrast in its form. Characterized by tight apertures and an overall dynamic feeling it is suited for both display and text sizes. It is our interpretation of the 21st century grotesk, exuberant, irruptive and [...] winks at [...] Venus-Grotesk and Monotype Grotesque. It shows influences of hipstertism in the way strokes are joined in the 1, N, M, V, W, and other letters.
The semi-pixel typeface Analo Grotesk was codesigned in 2019 by Alessio Pompadura and Massimiliano Vitti.
In 2020, he released Slack Light, a sharp-edged serif typeface.
Typefaces from 2021: Lay Grotesk (a neutral family following in the footsteps of Helvetica, Neue Haas Grotesk and Folio).
American designer who was selling an 87-font bundle in 2016 for 24 dollars on Creative Market. This lasted about 24 hours, and then the page mysteriously disappeared, so there must have been some sort of complaint. A partial list of the 87 typefaces: Maerilee, Lovemree, Lovemiy, Lingiolo, Levian, Leveala, Letrica, Lepheny, LemyHand, LeftyMiss, HereSree, Fermenty, Frekily, Fortify, Feriala, Drekin, Capsaga, Capek (hipster style), Calliogra, Belisela, Amika, Albared. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Academy of Belle Arti in Milan. Deshio and Milano, Italy-based designer of Simplego (2017), the free plump sans typeface Fluf (2017), the free hipster display typeface family Angoli (2017), the free display typeface Eclisse Sans (2017) and the zebra-striped hexagonal Legno (2017: free demo).
Matthew Aaron Desmond
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 typefaces 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 typefaces 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).
Typefaces from 2019: Starfire (2019, a retro geometric sans).
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).
Matthew James (London, and also Perth, Australia) and Petros Afshar co-designed the Japanese emulation font Okami. With Petros Afshar and Kimmy Lee, he designed the hipster font Bastion (2018, at Glyph44).
Designer in Budapest, Hungary (and before that, in Oradea, Romania), who made Roundy (2012), an experimental 3d-effect geometric typeface. Other typefaces by him include the fat octagonal typeface Squary (2013) and the art deco typeface Trendy (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Maxime Hoernel's collection
Thousands of font collections flood the internet, but for Maxime Hoernel's collection, I will make an exception---he has some nice practical and "real life" set of fonts that I can relate to. Here it goes:
Moroccan designer in 2021 of Cecilia, Glassier (a display sans with some curvy terminals), Balencia (a serif with ball terminals), Fancia (curly, Victorian) and Dizzy Boy (a spiral-themed Victorian font).
Typefaces from 2022: Dakosta (a display serif with ball terminals), Lovely Bastilla (a bold smooth display serif in the Windsor genre), Agradable (a bold display serif), Virsace Bigiora (a hipster fashion mag font), Benefits (one serif style), Tangers (a woolly typeface in the Windsor genre), Diem Gibling (a ligature-rich serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces:
MendozaVergara is Luciano Vergara, a Chilean graphic designer from Concepcion (b. 1979), and his companion, Guisela Mendoza. Mendoza & Vergara is located in Santa Juana, Chile.
Vergara created these typefaces between 2004 and 2010: the sans typeface Conce (2004), Pepona (2006, T-26, a pixel face), Sketch (2008, T-26), Trauco (2006, T-26, a wonderful display face), Otto (2006, T-26, another pixel face), Roket U (2007, T-26, rounded anthroposophic unicase typeface) and Hisla Negra (2004), the serif typeface Patua (2003; Patua One is free at Google Web Fonts), the pixel typeface Xerif (2004), the pixel typeface Sinaptix (2004), the pixel typeface UNXERIF (2004), the pixel typeface Don Paul (2004, named after Paul Renner), the liquid display typeface Revolución (2006), the pixel family Renex (2004) and the pixel typeface O'Higgins (2003).
At Latinotype (which Vergara co-founded with Daniel Hernandez in 2007), he created the dingbat typeface Chilean Bugs (2006) (free at Dafont), as well as Patua (serif), Regia (2008, hairline condensed sans).
At FontStruct, he experimented with Flaca (2008).
At his Flickr site, check out more commercial typefaces: Fidel (strong sans), Regia and Trasans (two light, even hairline, sans typefaces), Biotech,
Working on a short-ascendered sans typeface called Midas (2010).
Typefaces from 2011: Biotech, Cachiyuyo (a pixel family), Machi (titling sans), Los Lana Pro (an angular poster face; a stone age font), Fidel Black (a strong rounded sans, +Stencil Black), Patagon (Latinotype: a rounded wood-inspired poster typeface done with Miguel and Daniel Hernandez), Suisside (a humanist sans).
Typefaces from 2012: Julius Sans One (Google Web Fonts), Pantano Pro (Pantano is a handmade grunge typeface inspired by the rustic style of Amazonia), Antartida (an 8-style family at Latinotype), Antartida Rounded (a rounded sans family), Kahlo (2012, Latinotype, designed for magazine headlines), Frida (Latinotype: a Latin style hipster sans typeface), Schwager (a steampunk slab serif, followed by Schwager Sans in 2014).
Typefaces from 2013: Estandar (a wayfinding sans published by Latinotype; the Regular is free), Estandar Rounded, Moderna Condensed (+Unicase: an organic sans family), Four Seasons (handwritten, with Guisela Mendoza), Pasarela, Kahlo Rounded (Latinotype). Moderna (a monoline organic sans, with unicase styles thrown in). Antartida Rounded Essential (2013) is a rounded sans by Luciano Vergara, done for Los Andes Type.
Typefaces from 2014: Estandar Rounded (by Vergara, a rounded sans in 13 styles named after Standard Oil Company), Garden (a playful decorative set of typefaces), Darwin (2014, a 20-font sans family with multiple fathers; see also Darwin Office, 2014, Darwin Pro, 2017, and Darwin Rounded, 2018), DIY Time (hand-printed, with Coto Mendoza at Latinotype).
Typefaces from 2015: Nordikka (a headline sans with large x-height and a Scandinavian feel; Latinotype), Styling (a simple almost techno sans family inspired by the aerodynamic curves and elliptical shapes of old cars and airplanes). Corporative Sans, Corporative Sans Rounded and Corportaive are large typeface familes created by the Latinotype Team in 2015. In particular, they were developed by Javier Quintana and Cesar Araya, under the supervision of Luciano Vergara, and Daniel Hernandez.
With Bruno Jara, Luciano Vergara designed the angular Jurassic park style typeface Los Lana Niu (2016).
In 2016, Bruno Jara Ahumada, Alfonso Garcia, Luciano Vergara, Daniel Hernandez and the Latinotype Team designed the roman square capital headline typeface family Assemblage.
In 2017, Luciano Vergara published Niemeyer as a tribute to Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, and the modular---almost sci-fi---sans typeface family Nizzoli as a tribute to Marcello Nizzoli. He also designed the 28-style Internacional in 2017-2018, following the Swiss grotesque examples.
In 2019, Luciano Vergara and Alfonso Garcia co-designed Moderna Sans at Latinotype. It is an interpretation of American gothics like Alternate Gothic.
Typefaces from 2020: Abstract (an eclectic serif family with post-pandemic tensions and existential angst; by Luciano Vergara at Los Andes), Aestetico (Luciano Vergara, Daniel Hernandez and Alfonso Garcia: a 54-style sans family having Formal and Informal subsets of fonts so that the family covers several sans genres), Spock (2020: a 48-style demi-sans demi-slab family by Luciano Vergara, Cesar Araya and Rodrigo Fuenzalida), Neogrotesk. P>Typefaces from 2021: Grotesco (advertized as a South American grotesk; in 20 styles).
Mi Chen is a graphic designer, typographer, filmmaker and tattooist based in New York. She was born and raised in Mainland China, and moved to New York City in 2017. She is currently enrolled in Parsons School of Design's BFA program for Communication Design and Film Production. Mi works on branding, editorial design, typeface design and motion graphics.
Arnhem, The Netherlands-based creator of Mahagony Script (2008, FontStruct), a calligraphic pixel script, and Excellent (2008, FontStruct), a kitchen tile typeface.
In 2014, he created DataBits, Maender (a multicolored font for children's books), and an untitled 3d prismatic typeface. In 2015, he created the grid-based typeface Metric Font.
Typefaces from 2019: Kreakers Brush, Kingsman (script), Quentsa (script).
Or Misha Priem for short. Graphic and urban designer in Vologda, Russia, who created the artsy hipster Latin / Cyrillic typeface Kurbanistika in 2016. On commission for the city of Vologda, he designed many illustrations as well as a fun decorative Cyrillic caps typeface in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).
He created the free typefaces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).
Typefaces from 2016: Legion of Darwin, Galler, Petarda (tattoo font), Geroin (a rough brush), MCF Empire Cave, MCF Perun, Tawer, Barklay, Krechet (tattoo style), G Style, Amega Star, Pobeda, Brather Script, MCF Iraida Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Black Fox (blackletter), Stone Head (Victorian), Alien Delon (hipster and trekkie styles).
Typefaces from 2019: MCF Joker, MCF Mudster (inky).
Monofonts (or: Monocromo Creative Factory)
Monofonts is the font foundry of Studio Monocromo, a Creative Agency based in Florence, Italy. Katiuscia Mari, Marco Ugolini and Andrea Cerboneschi are the founders of both Studio Monocromo and Monofonts, located in Firenze. Matteo Bonini is also involved. Most of their fonts can be freely downloaded from Dafont.
Creators of Fresko (2010), and the custom corporate sans family Opificio (2011, Andrea Cerboneschi) for a fashion and crafts company by the same name. It was followed in 2014 by the more organic, but still geometric, Opificio Neue. Cerbetica (2011, Andrea Cerboneschi) is a reworked Helvetica. Diamante (2011, Katiuscia Mari) is a sans typeface with a condensed feel. Peppermint (2011, Katiuscia Mari) is a techno face. Tape Rail (2011) overlays straight edges and looks like an oriental simulation face. Square Block (2011) is octagonal.
Fonts from 2012: Halfmoon.
Typefaces from 2014: San Frediano (sans family), Zeronero (an artsy art deco geometric sans), Malandrino.
Typefaces from 2016: Aron Grotesque (by Valentino Coppi; named after French intellectual Raymond Aron), Emily the Brush (connected brush script), Quaderno Bianco, Monohipster.
Fonts from 2017: Sweetheart Script.
Fonts from 2018: Lazy Dog.
Type designer at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris. His creations include Gulax (2013, a free hipster typeface). In 2021, Anton Moglia designed Gulax 2.0, an update of Gilbert's Gulax. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nantes, France-based graphic designer who established studio Acetone / Graphik in 2002. Creator of these fonts: Epik (2014, hipster typeface done with Nicolas Galkowski), BisoNaBiso (2014, hipster typeface) and BTD (2014, an ultra-contrast didone with disappearing stems). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Muhammad Afif. Indonesian designer of these typefaces in 2018: Kalimastha (script), Pariangan (a script), Kafka (a signage script), Hello World (free), Codename, Natash Sena (a script), Futusicia (font duo), Jorge (a brush font), Fourty (sans), Giagonic (a hipster sans), Muvcix (a display sans).
Typefaces from 2019: North London (script), Astroman (sci-fi), Retropus (signage script), Sureface (a dry brush typeface), Kick Slipe (a free brush font), The Tormanted (sic) (a scary brush type), The Breachery Script, The Dreamstars (a creamy script), Starhawks (a font duo), Speakup Script, Droping (a techno sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Muhammad Husni Haikal
Moscow-based designer of the tweetware typefaces Kathnew (2015, hipster style), Research (2015, hipster font), Floatel (2015), Banger (2015, free), and Niles Front (2015, techno). He also made the free hipster font Pharaoh (2015), the free font Minima (2015), the free handcrafted typeface Ugly Kid (2015), and the free font Quip (2015).
Kolkata, India-based creator of the free sans typeface Gauthier (2015), the free caps-only sans typeface Jaden (2015) and the free hipster typeface Paramont (2015). In 2016, he published the letterpress emulation typefaces Roadster, Jonas, and Woodsman, and the sans family NS James. In 2017, he published the sans typeface NS Jude and the free monoline script Mademoiselle.
New Tropical Design Studio
Byron Bay, Australia-based designer of these fonts in 2018: Modernist Milk (stencil), Signwriter, Cloak (stencil), Stamp & Co, Merchant (vintage sans), Big Show (layerable), Sea Spray (experimental minimalist stencil).
Typefaces from 2019: Farmhouse, Sophillia (an elegant sharp-edged display typeface), Modernica Tropico (a fashion mag titling typeface), Grange (a fine high-contrast fashion font), Dahlia (a mini-serifed font), Sunflora (a fashion font with some linked letters), Rockwell (a wedge serif---it takes a loy of chutzpah to design a typeface called Rockwell that is not a slab serif...), Botanica (an all caps fashion font), Coast & Co, Hunter, Marigold, MariSans, Work & Wear, Avalanche (a warm vintage wedge serif), Kinfolk, Wrangler, Sundays.
Typefaces from 2020: Salsico, Milkman, Evangelina (a hipsterish fashion mag font), Culture, Commune, Zephyr, Classico, Analogue, Gallery Modern (a sharp-edged display serif), Mattina Sera SVG (a dry brush typeface by Laura Bennett for New Tropical Design), Geomatik (a minimalist sans), Tangerine (a 1970s style display typeface), Sage (a high contrast decorative didone), Monte Carlo (a stylish all caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Ginger (a romantic and artsy display serif), Silvera (a display serif), Stoned Youth (a disturbing graphic sans), Sign Writer, South Pacific, Grange (an extreme contrast fashion mag typeface), Vineyard (an ornate serif), Raygun Grotesk, Evangelina (a hipster display serif), Cost del Sol, Angelica (a display serif), Seaker (a decorative serif), Palm Springs, Starlight (a decorative serif), Palm Tree Icons (in vector format), Yorker (a decorative serif), Future Classic Sans, Lost Lovers (a boutique font), Sunshower Dreams.
Successful designer in Cape Town, South Africa, who started making fonts in 2014, In 2016, Creative Market wrote: South Africa-based designer Nicky Laatz just made one million dollars on Creative Market doing what she loves.. Creator of the commercial vintage spurred Western typeface Thistle Creek (2014), and the hand-drawn Butcher Block (2014), Vanilla Frosting (2014), Brave (2014, poster font), Stringfellows (2014, connected curly script, the most popular fonts at Creative Market in August 2014) and Cookies & Cream (2014).
In 2015, Nicki created more script typefaces: Hello Sunshine (hand brushed), Stone Harbour (dry brush typeface), Pleasures Script, Bonjour, Heart & Soul, Butterscotch. She also created a handcrafted system, called The Typographers Fonts, that includes these fonts: Bacon Sandwich, Fish And Chips, Fox And Bear, Gingerbuck, Habaneros, Handsome Hand Slanted, Handsome Hand, Heartstrings, Hunterswood, Lemon Squeeze, Mustache, Rembrandt, Shopaholics, Stalemates, Stringbeans, Sugarbush Slanted, Sugarbush, Zanjeros.
Typefaces from 2016: Just Lovely, Bloomishly Brush, Saturday Script (dry brush script), Tanglewoods, La Fiesta (calligraphic script with watercolour edges), Maraschino Script (calligraphic script with a bouncy baseline, Little Anchor (Wobbly hand-painted script), Blushing Bride (a flirty hand-lettered script), Lemonshino, Strawberry Frosting (plump and cheerful), Happy Days, Bear Hugs, Vanilla Sprinkles (messy calligraphy with watercolour edging), Mustard Mustache (an uppercase marker font), Island Style, Lucky Fellas (brush script), Indigo Blue, Miss Couture (pencil brush script), Forever Soulmates, Blooming Elegant (Sans, Hand and Monoline), Hello Lucky (a dry marker font), Biscuit Base Script, Boathouse Script, Deliciously Script, Gojiberries, Harelybuck Script, Jeronimo Typeface, Jolly Sailor, Loveluck Script, Lemonade Stand, Maraschino Typeface, Masquerade, Novascotia, Peaches & Pistachio, Shoestrings.
Typefaces from 2017: Just Heavenly (dry brush script), South Route, Pringle+Tweed, Poppit+Finch, Ernest + Emily, Gotcha (marker font), Indigo Summer, Serendipity, Styled Up, Hello Pretty (brushed typeface), Born Ready (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Electric Dreams (font duo), Instalove (SVG dry brush), InstaLove Smooth, Lovestory (watercolor SVG font), Summer Loving (SVG brush), Stay Classy Font Duo, Signature Collection, White Oleander, Belluga, Simply Sweet, Signature Collection, Chin Up Buttercup.
Typefaces from 2019: White Alchemy (a wild script), Supa Mega Fantastic, Pink Lemonade, Picasso in Paradise, California Dreams (+SVG, +Marker, +Watercolor), Bon Vivant Family (font duo), Gatsby Modern, Nicolette Script (by Nico Inosanto and Nicky Laatz), Serenity Font Duo, Joules et Jaques (script and serif), Kokomo Breeze.
Typefaces from 2021: Isabella Grand, Nightingale Script (an antique watercolor script), Idealist Serif (a hipster serif), Magic Ramen, (a reverse contrast script).
Design studio in Toledo, Spain, who created the hipster typefaces Anfora (2014, Greek simulation) and Prenzlauer (2013). In 2014, Nimio created a decorative set of numerals called Numerologia (2014) and the custom avant-garde sans typeface Geome. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Sgt. Nirmana. Denpasar, Bali-based designer (b. 1989) of the script typefaces Classy Beautiful (2018), Ballistick (2018), Britson (2018) and Absolute Neon Script (2018), the brush typefaces Raskhal (2018), Marker Brush (2018), Raskhal (2018) and Khalif Irsyad (2018), Halowen (sic) (2018), Corona (2018: Victorian), and Neon Absolute (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Sharoe (brush), Loveyou (script), Club Style (a fat finger font), Halentine (script), The Absolute, The Absolute Brush, The Prestige Signature, Helowen Monsta, Naibacarte, Jabetta, Antreh (a brush font), Mellurack, Laryo (script), Jokowi Prabowo, Ralisto (signature script), Urban Retro, Brashio, Diary Kidies, Bakusho (a dry brush typeface), Bigarus (a rough brush type), Summer Kidoza (a marker pen font), Rikabrush, Sabrva (free; hyper-ornamental, Victorian), Retroholic, Yavato (a great all caps dry brush), David Elika (brush type), Fatye (signature script), Hesrat (rough brush font), Angel Bilsh (a curly vampire font), Artistik (a painter's font), Brushot, Retro Type (post-psychedelic), Angel Brish, The Rustic (or Rusteak).
Typefaces from 2020: Retro Signature, Summer Magic, Lovely Girl, Gatkins (a signature script), Shettricka, Star Light, Rustgia (script), Kallisha, Gilas (wild calligraphy), Belagia (a sweeping script), Gelathy (script), Bentho (wild calligraphy), Playfull, Ramadhan (Arabic emulation font), Craft Holic, Awesome Brush, Blooms, Crafter, Hiromi (calligraphic), Sketchy.
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Goryachiy Klyuch, Russia-based creator of the unruly Rhyhorn (2016), the brush typeface Come Alive (2016), the free sans typeface North (2016), the free piano key typeface Kicker (2016), which is a bit in the style of Wim Crouwel's famous Hiroshima poster. He also made Fearless (2016), Zephyr (2016), the free rounded squarish typeface Futures (2016), and the 6-style display typeface Marlen (2016), which includes deco and stencil options. Skeleton (2016) is inspired by human skeletons.
He created Avanth (2012), a modular experimental typeface that is very useful for logos and titles.
In 2016, he made the custom prismatic typeface Happy Ending, and 36 days of Type (decorative caps). They also published the layered multiline retail typeface family eNeon (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Kick Off (based on sports graphics from the 1970s).
Typefaces from 2029: Inndam (modular).
Typefaces from 2020: Locker Numerals,
Ekhornforrss Limited / Non-Format is an Anglo-Scandinavian creative direction and design team. Creative directors and founding partners Kjell Ekhorn (from Norway) and Jon Forss (from the UK) started the company in 2000. In their own words: They work on a range of projects including art direction, design and illustration for arts&culture, music industry and fashion and advertising clients. They also art direct Varoom: the journal of illustration and made images. Nominated for Best Design Team in Music Week's Creative and Design Awards 2001. Non-Format is based in London, UK and Minneapolis, USA. In 2006, Kjell Ekhorn and Jon Forss designed a poster for the Royal Norwegian Embassy in London, which won an award at TDC 27. Their work has been published here: The Anatomy of Design, Adobe Magazine, Archive, Brain, Campaign, CD-Art, Communication Arts, Creative Review, D&AD Annual 2005, The Creator Studio, Design Week, Dos Logos, DVD-Art, Etapes, Eye Magazine, 55 Degrees North, Grafik, Graphic, Idea, IdN, It's A Matter Of Packaging, The Layout Look Book, Limited Edition, Mag-Art, Maximalism, Music Week, New Typographic Design, North by North, 1000 Type Treatments, Print, Printed Matter, Romantik, Sampler 2&3, Serialize, Sonic, Tokyo TDC Volume 17&18, Type-One, Type Specific, Typographics 4&5, Typography 27, Typography Workbook.
Gridiron (2013-2014) is a custom typeface family commissioned by ESPN magazine for their 2013 College Football Preview issue. Three versions of the Gridiron typeface were developed for different applications: The lightest weight, Quarterback, is used for headlines. The two bolder weights are Fullback and the more intricately structured Touchdown. These three styles cover the entire spectrum from athletic lettering to labyrinthine extravaganza.
The hipster typeface Coleman Air (2015) is a special version of their Nomi typeface, created for Coleman's Japanese catalogue of outdoor gear.
In 2017, for SModa Magazine, they designed the summa cum laude partly curvy typeface Sølve.
North Type (was: Charles Daoud Type, or: CD Type)
Charles Daoud is a graphic designer and art director in Laval, near Montreal. He was born in Montreal in 1980. He set up Charles Daoud Type, or CD Type, in 2013 and renamed his type foundry North Type in 2018. His typefaces include:
Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)
Mark van Wageningen is a Dutch type designer. Born in 1969, Mark studied graphic design at the Amsterdam Graphic School and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam before he founded Novo Typo in 2012. Mark lives in Amsterdam. Novo Typo is the type foundry of Atelier van Wageningen.
In January 2015 Mark started the Typewood project. Typewood is a research project about designing, deconstructing, and transforming multicolored digital typefaces into wooden type for letterpress. Ziza, a corresponding project with lead type, followed in 2016. Both projects show the future of multicolored typeface design through the revitalization and deconstruction of typographic traditions. Mark wrote several books about chromatic type design such as the Novo Typo Color Book (2017) and Color and Type (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).
The display type Stavba (inspired by Rodchenko's constructivist lettering) appeared in 1994 as a part of his presentation for his final examination at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and was later renamed Ärst. He continues making display types on his own account. He created the fonts Linotype Cerny (1995, caps only), Linotype Laika and Linotype Sjablony (a roughened stencil font) in 1997.
Fontshop and 2Rebels sell his Gagarin family (2000), which include Anna (constructivist and unicase), Boris, Christa, Dmitri (MICR), Eleno, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor (stencil), Igor, Youri, Leonora (with Nele Reyniers), Magda (with Nele Reyniers), Ossip and Petrov (LED simulation). As he tells it, four Russians, Gustav Klucis, Vladimir Majakovski, Alexander Rodchenko en Gregory Rasputin each had an affair with Anna Gagarin, and out of all that came forth Boris, Christa, Dimitri, Elena, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor, Igor, Jouri, Kurt, Leonora, Magda, Nina, Ossip, Petrov, Quirina, Rudolf and Sonia.
Atelier Van Wageningen made the curly typeface HC type (2010) for packaging.
Typefaces from 2012 include NT Lucien, NT Plakaty (poster font), NT Theo, the NT Gagarin family, NT Zkumavka (rough stencil based on stencils from the 1920s in Russia; first published in 1995-2002 at Two Rebels), NT Cornelia (wood type caps), NT Novo (with Novo Alla, Bila, Cela, Dada, Enno, Fika, Gigo, Halu (art deco)), Louis Douze and Therese Quatorze, Caren (a soft-edged corporate typeface for a Dutch women's organization, Vrouwen van Nu).
Typefaces from 2013: NT Guru (a layered ornamental type system), Sjiq (with a crazy roofed lower case s), and flower photographic typefaces such as Fall, Lily and Pure. Novo Typo also made several corporate typefaces.
Typefaces from 2015: NT Fata (a layered decorative font family), NT Rashmir (Indic simulation inspired by Sanskrit; styles Amal, Baya and Cyra), Bixa (Bixa Color minisite: a multicolored wood type; winner at TDC 2016 and ProtoType in 2016).
Or Octavio Pardo Virto. Born in Pamplona, Spain, Octavio got his first degree in Fine Arts at the University of Barcelona. After several years working for various design studios and advertising agencies, he moved to UK where he graduated from the MA in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2010. After collaborating with the Typofonderie in Paris for several months, Octavio went back to Pamplona. His typefaces:
Aka Youhhou. Tbilisi, Georgia and now, Moscow-based Russian designer of Splinter (2016), Jazzy B (2015, a beatnik font), Maika (2015, great brush script for Latin and Cyrillic), Sciences Icons (2015), Shields Icons (2015), Marks (2015: icons), New Marker (2015), Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), IT Business Icons (2015) and Oriental Icons (2014).
Typefaces from 2018: Bubbaloon (bubblgum font), Blockbox, Badwulf (a hand-lettered display typeface), Sandy, Pirate Station, NewMarker, Level Up (pixelish), Helgis Black (an expressive display typeface inspired by album covers of progressive and psychedelic rock bands of the 70s). Creative Market link. ?u=mostrecent">Another Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Based in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine, Olga Khomenko created the handcrafted Latin Valenntine's Day typeface Romantic (2015) and several hand-drawn sets of borders, frames, hispter elements and design elements. [Google] [More] ⦿
Miami, FL-based creator of the free athletic lettering typeface SP Complex (2015), the alchemic typeface Relic (2013, free), Chronicle (2014, a free hipster font), Ao (2015, free hipster font), and Glyphs (2014, alchemic).
Out of Step Font Company
Out of Step Font Company (est. 2013) is run by Canadian-born Toronto-based Dan Steinbok (b. 1978). It specializes in hand-drawn fonts. Creator in 2013 of Wll Writr Scrpt (sic) (graffiti font), Sailor Beware, Hello Sailor (tattoo font), Held x Fast (tattoo font), Giants (a sharpie font, done as a tribute to Mike Giant), I Refuse To Sink, Sailor's Fat Tattoo Script, Tattoo Thinline, Sailor Scrawl (tattoo font), Sailor Scrawl Fancy, Sailor Scrawl Black, Fancy Tattoo Script, Sailor's Delight, Morgante (experimental typeface inspired by the work of Angelica Baini and Marco Oggian), Team Fury (spurred typeface), Lightning Cruz, House Paint Slab (shaded face), Street Robot Slab, Second Base Line, Annihilate (a straight-edged typeface made with FontStruct), Street Math, Skramline, West Coast Geometric (inspired by the West Coast graffiti work of Mike Giant), Slash Geometric, Tall Boy West, Tall Boy West Hi, Tall Boy 3D. This latter series is based on cholo style and/or Mike Giant's style of West Coast graffiti. All fonts were made using FontStruct.
Typefaces from 2014: Batter Up, Fortitude, Cvlt Rvne Regular (Norwegian rune simulation typeface), Toni Regular (hipster font), Nuvio Demo, Congruency Demo, Turnonacular Demo, Giants-Regular, Held-x-Fast-Regular (tattoo font), Salto, House-Paint-Shadow-Regular (3d shadow face), Sailor-Stitch-Regular, Munich (ultra-condensed), Cleptograph, Raw Denim Audacity, Creatif, Nue Gothic (Nue Gothic Round followed in 2019), Simpleton Gothic, Street Robot Inline, Shipmates, Team Captain (octagonal and spurred), House Paint Shadow (a flat square house paint graffiti font with a floating shadow).
Typefaces from 2015: Playful Script, Sebastien Slab.
Typefaces from 2016: Sailor Stitch (pixel tattoo font), Bristle Brush Script, Elegrand Gothic, Mister Brightstride (brush script), Ruben Gothic, Creatif Regular (hipster style).
Typefaces from 2017: Brewmaster Gothic, Thick Brush, Botsmatic (pixelish), Annihilator, Sebastien Slab.
Typefaces from 2018: Batter Up, Walkthru, Strike Back, Backtrack (a cracked stone font).
Typefaces from 2019: Graf Script (graffiti), Simple Brush Script, Super Simple Brush Script, Annihilation, Bridal Shower Monoline script, Team Athletics, Sebastien Slab Round, Team MVP (octagonal, spurred), Brewmaster Gothic Round, Humbley Script.
Typefaces from 2020: Ghoulie Tattoo Script, Plum Brush Script, Bubble Frum.
Passport is a young and independent design bureau founded by Jonathan Finch & Rosalind Stoughton, based in Leeds, UK. Creators of the alchemic (hipster) typeface Fonecian (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts). For an application of Fonecian, see Daria Andreeva's project on the art of Nikolay Makarovich Oleynikov. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Münster School of Design, class of 2014. After his degree he joined Nils Thomsen in his Kiel, Germany, office as TypeMates' first intern. Typefaces at TypeMates designed by Paul Eslage include Halvar Stencil (2019: a German engineering stencil font family by Jakob Runge, Nils Thomsen, Lisa Fischbach and Paul Eslage) and Sombra (2020). Sombra is eccentric, incised, hipsterish and full of contrast. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Communication designer and musician from Portugal, who has I a BA in Communication Design from the School of Fine Arts of Porto. Together, Pedro Canario (Porto, Portugal) and Nuno Queiros (Porto, Portugal) designed the free modular typeface Retiro in 2014, during their studies at Oporto's School of Fine Arts. Not to be confused with the earlier Retiro typeface by Porchez and Levy. In 2014, he designed the hipster / futuristic typeface Cassiopeia. In 2015, he created the free vector format logotype Creatrio.
Typefaces from 2016 include the sans typeface Andromeda (designed for his Masters Thesis at the School of Fine Arts of Porto).
Student in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the alchemic typeface Xui (2013), the hipster typeface Ikawai (2014), and the experimental typefaces Ka Tiritiri O Te Moana (2014), Arapito (2014), Maungataniwha (2014) and Hapua Waikawa (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris. His creations there include Trickster (2017: blackletter), Bluu Next (2014, a free wedge serif typeface) and Steps Mono (with Raphael Bastide).
In 2015, he switched to the commmercial camp, and cooperated with the Fontyou team in the production of the didone typeface family Télémaque FY, which brings Didot in its most rigid and tuxedoed manner, for the black-and-white fashion mags showing James Bond with a black bowtie and spotless high-contrast shirt.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands. Still for Indian Type Foundry in 2016, he designed the hipster sans typeface family Bobo---perhaps one of the greatest hipster typefaces of all times. Bobo stands for bourgeois Bohemian---I am not sure it is identical to gauche caviar, but that is the societal class the author of this typographic encyclopedia belongs to.
In 2016, Morizot designed the high contrast wedge serif newspaper typeface families Editor and Editor Condensed, the 6-style techno font Technor (free at Fontshare; squarish with inflated horizontal strokes), and the car license plate font License at Indian Type Foundry.
In 2017, as part of the new Black Foundry, he extended his free font Bluu and even added a variable font to the set, as well as a collection of emojis. The new name is Bluusuuperstar: Bluu Suuperstar is a brutalist serif typeface featuring very prominent triangular-wedges for serifs and terminals. Bluu Suuperstar's letters have a tall x-height, and the diamond dots are a chief characteristic of the design. Notches like these [diamonds] are found in several blackletter designs; but most-famously in the romain du roi created for Louis XIV. Nothing in Bluu Suuperstar is soft or cuddly; this is a sharp typeface, and you could cut yourself on its letters. The separate emoji font, designed by Gaëtan Baehr, is wittily named Bluumoji, and it includes 73 glyphs.
In 2018, Morizot set up Phantom Foundry, where he published Super Fat Bob (2018) and Phantom Sans (2018: trying to bring some warmth to the geometric sans genre, and now also a variable typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Karrik (a free britalist font designed with Lucas Le Bihan), Token (at Future Fonts---on purpose, Morizot mixes discordant styles to create a Frankenstein monster of a typeface; he added Token Bebop in 2021), Kola (a molecular rounded stencil typeface published at Indian Type Foundry; free at Fontshare)
Typefaces from 2021: Pally (at Fontshare; a 3-style asymmetric rounded sans with a playful children's book or comic strip rhythm), Zodiak (2021, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak, and Théo Guillard at Fontshare; a free 24-style text family with Century-like newspaper roots and sturdy bracketed slab serifs that was originally named Claire (2020)), NaN Tragedy (an 8-style serif with display and Text subfamilies, and a variable font option; Tragedy is classical and sturdy, yet mischievous and unconventional).
Freelance graphic designer in Grottaglie, Italy. Stones inspired Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico to design the experimental typeface Secco (2009). The Cà brùtta building by Giovanni Muzio in Milan got him to design the free font Monumentale (2009). The 2010 logo for Bar Marangi in his home town is also quite refreshing. He also made the free experimental geometric typeface Cutoff (2011) and Apulia Round (2010).
Grottangeles (2014) is possibly named after the cholo graffiti style practiced in Los Angeles. He also designed a set of wayfinding icons in 2014. Other typefaces: Ballphabet (2015, an experimental circle-based typeface family), El Santo (2014, a hipster typeface).
Piero Di\0Biase is an Italian graphic designer and typographer based in Udine, who set up TWO (Think Work Observe) with Alberto Moreu. TWO sells retail fonts and does custom type work. Creator of these typefaces (all are by Di Biase unless explicitly mentioned):
Fine Arts graduate from UCLM (University of Castilla-La Mancha) in Spain, who works as a graphic designer in Cuenca, where he set up the Pisto Casero commercial type foundry in 2013, after a period of free font production. He worked at DO2 Magazine. Gilberto Moya Perona is the designer of most fonts at Pisto Casero, which in 2014 was based in Brno, Czechia.
Typefaces from 2011: Paper Cube (3d, outlined), the ink spill typeface Sopa de Letras, the fat counterless typeface Minimal, the outline typeface I Am Online With U, the 3d hand-printed outline typeface Indietronica, the stencil pixel typeface Stencil 8Bit, Wet Arial (a beautifully executed type treatment face), and the 3d pixel typeface Chip Tunes.
Typefaces from 2012: Awakened, Corrupted Democrazy (grungy), Czech Tales (a beautiful curly typeface inspired by traditional Czech fairytales), Neon Serif (multilined, prismatic), Democrazy (sans and serif with very tall ascenders).
Typefaces from 2014: I Am Online With You (a connected outline font family).
Typefaces from 2015: Santanelli (an all caps rounded hipster display typeface).
Letterer, open source supporter, and visual designer from Russia (b. 1988) who is based in San Francisco. Graduate of BHSAD (the British Higher School of Art and Design) in Moscow, class of 2013. She founded Popkern. Her typefaces:
Protofonts (and Loosy Design)
Fabian Pfeifhofer is an Italian/Tirolian designer, b. 1984. Creator of Ugloosy (2007, grunge), Loosydings Extended (2008), Karmoofel (2007, experimental; see also here), Freestyle Silouet, Funnighosts (2007, a Halloween font), Funghosts (2007), Tramyad (2007, grunge; see also here), Trashco (2007, grunge), Helvari (2007, a Helvetica-style family), Fracta (2007, a blackletter family).
Free fonts from 2006 until 2007: Blabloosy (grunge), bubbles bubbles (grunge), Loosydings, LoosydingsExpert, UntitledRegular, Freestyle-pictos, loosy-Italic, loosy-regular, mashen-Semi-expanded-Bold, ruculus-Semi-expanded-ExtraBold, ruculus (rounded futuristic face), Skirules-Sans2 (grunge), skirules-Sans-Expanded-Medium (grunge), skirules-Sans-Expanded-Medium, spikes, staccato, wing.
Typefaces from 2008: the grungy Dinstik. As Loosy Design, he also made the grunge typeface Malle (2007), Ambo Thin (2012: a monoline hipster script), loosydings-extended (2008) and the pixel typeface Blockline (2008). Creations in 2009: Slutotronic (dripping paint font), Illoosy (grunge), Training (dingbats), Camera (dings), Haloa-Heavy, Minuscula (uncial).
Pristina, Kosovo (was: Turana, Albania)-based student-designer of the alphading typeface Albanian Flag (2014). In 2017 he designed the free display typeface Cactus and the free hipster typeface Iceland.
In 2019, he designed the geometric typeface Minsk Sans, the color font Bahnhof, the spindly fashion mag typeface Atticus, and the display sans typeface Saudade.
Rafael Sánchez Sánchez
Honduras-born graphic designer and illustrator who is based in Miami. He created DMesh (2012), an octagonal or paper-fold typeface, about which he writes: In 2011 I came across a beautiful app called DMesh. The program itself used Delaunay triangles along with a complicated algorithm to turn any image into a beautifully stylish work of art. I got in touch with the creator of the app, Dofl Yun, and told him that I was interested in fleshing out a typeface inspired by D in the DMesh logo. He was excited about the prospect of there being a proper typeface related to his app. Dofl gave me his blessing and the result was the project you see here.
In 2013, he published Sans Comedy (or Sans Comic), in which he gave Comic Sans the hipster treatment.
Type designer associated with Luzern, Switzerland-based Studio Feixen.
Graphic designer in Rangoon (Yangon), Burma. In 2014 he created the free hipster typeface Frinco. As in really free, both for personal and commercial work. In 2015, he designed Bernier (a free letterpress emulation font in Regular, Shade and Distressed styles), and Maxwell (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2020: SK One Block (a squarish typeface inspired by Arabic Kufic), SK 1980 Unicase (squarish, in seven styles), SK Reykjavik (16 slab and 16 geometric sans styles), SK Aristo (a 10-style monolinear sans with a flagging left wing in the lower case t), SK Falcon (a 24-style geometric semi-serif), SK Akropol, SK Payidar (a 16-style geometric sans for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Kalender (a monolinear display typeface), SK Bade (a mini-serif), SK Asya (a demi-serif typeface with flared, almost lapidary, terminals).
Typefaces from 2021: SK Goldilocks (a 14-style grotesque), SK Merih (a 12-style nearly monolinear simple sans), SK Selanik (a 40-style monolinear almost humanist sans; for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Clarke (a 20-style display sans), SK Moreau (a 12-style geometric sans), SK Greenland (a 14-style humanist sans that has totally succumbed to hipsterism, especially in its coathanger f), SK Seren (a flared incised typeface family), SK Monaco (a 16-style humanist sans), SK Yok Deve (hand-printed), SK Barbicane (a monolinear organic sans), SK Boncuk (an eight-style industrial sans), SK Ilke Mono (a 22-style monospaced geometric sans, useful as a programming font), SK Zweig (a quirky 52-style serif family inspired by Stefan Zweig's work), SK Anatolia (a display font inspired by Anatolian culture), SK Gothenburg (a 48-style grotesk), SK Curiosity (a 40-style geometric sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in Mexico City in 1984, Samuel Lara Hernandez currently lives in Monterrey where he is creative director at La Habichuela Magica. He is a graduate of Instituto Tecnologico de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey. In 2015 he designed the free typeface Chipotle, the display typeface La Mejico, and the hipster typefaces Awesombrosa and Awesombrosa Rounded.
Santino Calvo (ES Factory, Rome, Italy, b. Sicily) created the free display typeface Regina in 2012. In 2016, he created the wavy hipster typeface Mercurial. Santino is temporarily based in Tallinn, Estonia. Behance link. Issuu link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Florence, Italy, Sarah Sellars created Tea (2014: a foliate typeface) and Hikuri Sans (2014: a hipster typeface). She writes: Hikuri is the Huichol name for the Peyote cactus found in the desert of Northern Mexico. Given its halucinogenic properties the Hikuri cactus is a central religious resource. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Sakra (2016, a script published at Letterhend), Sarid Ezra (2017), Retrology (2017), King Birds (2017), Megattor Script (2017), Dear Jane Script (2017: a signature script by Hendry Juanda), Wonder Stark (2017: by Hendry Juanda), Mandatory (2017), Modesta Script (2017), Antone (2017), Better Red (2017), Madgue (2017, monoline script), Beautiful Holiday (2017: monoline script), Dear Disya (a chalk script) (2017), Shutter Stone (2017, signature script), Hello Stranger (2017), Vanillate (2017: monoline script), Gloriant Signature (2017), Signerella Script (2017, signature font), Claytonia (2017, by Hendry Juanda), Rose Colored (2017), Quinible (2017), Mukadua (2017: a beatnik font by Hendry Juanda), The Lentigo (2017), Morsal (2017: free).
Typefaces from 2018: Roseville Script (calligraphic: by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Daytonia, Carrol Wild, Royalite, Historia Sky, Headley (monoline font duo), Scarlette Script, Bellatrone (script), Edinburgh (SVG brush font), Carrol Standard (sans), Richardson Script (a signature font), Audacity (font duo), Daviton (SVG brush by Sarid Ezra), Rossie Kelly (SVG brush), Sirens, Magdaline, Stephen Gillion (an inky script), Allison Style (font duo), Black Mountage (dry brush font), Merova (serif), Rotrude Sans (in 16 styles), Aurelie Smith (a signature script, and ornaments), Soredime (a great rabbit ear signature font), Hughson (a monoline script), Morriles (SVG brush), Strong Heart (font duo), Auckland Script (signage font), Camilla (signature font), Big Reputation (font duo), Briberra (a brush script) (free version), Carrol Sans, Kaylar, Brighter, Hipsterious (signage font: by Hendry Juanda).
Typefaces from 2019: Fokers (Victorian), Bargitta (an SVG brush script font by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Gorgone (a one-style didone by Henry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Sharon Baker (by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Daniella Evans (a display serif by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Lotustail (by Henry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Palmbell (a signature font by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Bittergrace Script (by Hendry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Bordemile (a copperplate calligraphic script by Henry Juanda and Sarid Ezra), Loverica (a tall elegant titling typeface), Wonderstory (a dry brush script), Point Panther (all caps, display), Dua Rosé, Black Mountage (brush script), Quirkily, Callistera Script, Fort Collins (font duo, by Sarid Ezra at Letterhend), Seriously (at Letterhend), Callistera Script (a signature script), Troyline, Marquis, Elaine Hanks (script and dingbats), Katherine.
Typefaces from 2020: Briberra (a brush script), Bitter Rose (a brush font), Swifted (a stylish sans), Pearlone (a stylish stencil), Cloudster (an all caps titling sans), Carrol (a 16-style unkerned all caps sans), Carentro, Lindsay Brown, Karelle (decorative serif), Beautifull Weakness (a wild inky script), Augillion (a bold decorative serif), Bread Crumbs, Troyline (a retro script), South Louisville (a painter's script), Shutter Stone, Sirens (a bold headline sans), Shutter Stone, Crooked Hooks (a brush font), Headley (a monoline script), Mister London (a monoline script and sans duo), Roller Cores (a roller paint typeface), Scary Things (all caps, wedge serif), Quinstar, Lequire (a logotype), Routhers (a creamy signage script), Chequers, Lindsay Brown, Audrey Mirages (a decorative serif), Mandalika (a display serif), Branders, The Postgates (a calligraphic script), Louise Walker (Serif, Script), Fragilly, Bombalurina (a script), Goldbrick (wild calligraphy), Dropgray (a stylish sans), Mandalika.
Typefaces from 2021: Billy Magie (a smooth stencil typeface), Broken Drive (grunge), Future History, Krafika (a modern display typeface), Vierra Moon (a fat finger script), Lighters (a minimalist sans), Duarose (a vintage all caps font), Klopers (a display typeface), Planet Gamers, Freaky Story (a horror font with pointy dagger terminals), Freaky Story (a horror font with pointy dagger terminals), Consent (a playful display font derived from didone caps), Desira (a decorative art gallery serif), Proxemic (a bold sans intended for use in logos), Fireside (a techno logo font), Psyche Lover (psychedelic), Baligo (a fat finger font), Retrips (a bold rounded display serif), Blink Twice (a wavy font), Holybuck (a signature script), Diamond Bridge (a stylish display serif), Adoria (a sci-fi logo font), Folklore Story (script), Strong Girls (an all caps display serif), Space Boards (a sci-fi font), Hisquins (a diamond-themed all caps typeface), Herkings (an all caps display typeface), Collingar (a lachrymal serif), Claire Murphy (a stylish italic serif), Daviton (an SVG brush font), Cherions (a rough brush font), Sertona (a bold display typeface), Daisy Lovers, Louise Walker (a meaty display serif), Carrol Wild (a vintage all caps sans), Edinburgh (a dry brush font), Redrains (a decorative serif), Designors (hand-printed, all caps), Hello Friday Vector (a grungy handcrafted typeface), Angel Charms, Blackpast (a notched all caps sans), Hillray (a stylish bold sans), Love Board (an all caps typeface with some ink run), Cloudy Aurora (font duo), Duarose Serif, Reminder Notes, Explore Wonders (a watercolor font), Shaping Heart (a decorative typeface with hairline serifs), Cronera (handcrafted), August Stories (a display serif), Brolink (tech, sci-fi), Laginchy (a quirky decorative serif), Argue (a decorative serif adoned with hipsterish lower case f and t), New Orleans (an inky script), Glendale (a variable width all caps sans), Ezra (italic), Coachella (a soft serif), Burgundy (a sans with ball terminals and swashes), Cherish Today (a cutout font), Blank Moment, Saphira (a smooth display typeface), Slightly Marker (a brushed marker pen font).
Typefaces from 2022: Crazy Party (hand-crafted reverse stress caps), Philosophy (a feminine display typeface), Maglite (a lachrymal display serif), <,a href="https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/sarid-ezra/winder/?refby=m">Winder (a pure display font), Black Point (a stencil / script font duo), Daily Spark (a font duo), Maginors (starry, all caps), Nefilt (a wavy display serif), Stay Tuned (a crayon font), Bodwars (techno logo).
Lodz, Poland-based designer of FT (2014), Geometry (2014), Abc (2014, hipster font), Ukrainian Alphabet (2014), Medicine Icons (2014), and Imopossible Figures (2014, Escher-style dingbats).
Design studio of Rob Gonzalez and Jonathan Quainton located in London's Hoxton area. Creators in 2009 of two art deco custom typefaces for Middle Boop magazine, and of many other types for visual identities and projects. One, the art deco typeface New Modern, can be bought exclusively from HypeForType. They also created this type poster for The Last Days of Decadence (2008).
In 2012, Sawdust published Ivory, a stencilish typeface.
Shanghai Ranking Numerals (2013) is a multiline typeface commissioned by Shanghai Ranking for Shanghai Jiao Tong's Top 200 Research Universities book. Wired UK (2013) is a commissioned hipster typeface. Lunetta (2013, Hype For Type) is a great multilined labyrinthine headline typeface. Fast Company (2014) is geometric and experimental.
In 2015, they created the custom typefaces Kobe Bryant and Kevin Durant for Nike / Jordan and NBA basketball player Kevin Durant, and the spring-themed typeface Electric Word for an issue of Wired. Still in 2015, they published a geometric alphabet in Nylon, a book curated by Bernstein and Andriulli. Still in 2015, Jonathan Quainton and Rob Gonzalez created a custom typeface for LeBron James.
In 2016, they designed the successful display typeface Audi for Audi Magazine, UK, in which the letters themselves are adapted to the sleek lines of the Audi Quattro.
The fashion mag typeface Quainton (2008) was first published as a retail typeface in 2016. Hype For Type link.
Type and graphic designer and art teacher, b. 1978, Lyon, France, who is based in Villeurbanne. He was artistic director at Crescend'O and curator of sifgners-book.com (2009-2018) and agfronzoni.com (2012-2018). His typefaces are mostly released at Frank Adebiaye's Velvetyne Type Foundry, which is committed to the Open Source movement---all fonts are free.
In 2011, he created the experimental typefaces Mourier (based on a geometric alphabet created in 1973 by Danish graphic designer Eric Mourier. The font uses square of 7 x 7 units and consists of unclosed lines. The first and only use was in the booklet The Myth about Bird B by Knud Holten), Semicir, BipHop, Broom, Flaubertine (with Olivier Dolbeau), Hangul and Rotunda. In 2013, he added Victorianna (thin Victorian slab serif), Runic Sans (inspired by a runic semi-uncial callygraphy seen on the Book of Kells), Courrrier (with three r's---a monospaced experimental typewriter face), Process (geometric, experimental), Lment (hipster typeface), Gnaw.
In 2014, he designed the free font VTF Victoriianna Thin at Velvetyne.
In 2020, with Ariel Martin Perez, he released the free typeface Cantique at Velvetyne. Cantique was inspired by some hand-carved titles used in post-romantic French bookplates, both for their ornamental qualities and for their kind of medieval mood.
Peterborough, UK-based web and graphic designer, b. 1970. Creator of Hand of Sean (2008), Hand of Sean Pro (2013), Seans Other Hand (a fat finger font) (2010), and Tidy Hand. His commercial typefaces include the futuristic hipster font Digital Therapy (2014).
Graphic designer from Porto, Portugal, b. 1990, who is studying at ESAD.CR in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal. Creator of Paradis (2013), the Hipster typeface (2013) and of the geometric monoline sans typeface Bagua (2013). Donzela (2013) is a high-contrast hairline fashion mag typeface. Dandy (2013) and Aroma (2013, hairline) are further fashion mag typeface families.
Typefaces from 2014: Telekinesis.
SFB Fonts (or: Studio Fabio Biesel)
Ravensburg (was: Konstanz), Germany-based designer of the experimental sans typeface families Increase (2018) and Güggeli (2018). In 2019, he released the sans typeface Pedalo. In 2020, he designed the custom hipster typeface Knoblauch Jubilee. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shapes for Cash
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about The world's even bigger Hamburgefonts. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about the resurrection of the pencil. He states in the abstract: During research for my recently published book, "Shapes for sounds", I investigated the Glagolitic alphabet created by the brothers Cyril and Methodius. This alphabet was the mother of Cyrillic. I learned to write the letters, an activity that took on a life of its own and led to a body of interpretation bordering on the obsessive. My talk will focus on the history, development, and subsequent abandonment of the Glagolitic alphabet and will show the new drawings, sculptures, scripts and typefaces I have produced as a result of this investigation. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik.
Sharp & Type
Type foundry set up by Juan Casco (Puyo, Ecuador) in 2013. Its typefaces as of 2014 include Jeniffer Script (a vampire script), Darkshire JZ (by Jeniffer Zuñiga), Frozen Script (by Juan Casco), Tramonta, Elrie Roman, Linexter (by Juan Casco), Refugiatta Bold, Ninja Turtles (modular and squarish), Frozen Roman, Guardians of the Galaxy (octagonal sci-fi face).
In 2015, Juan designed Huntsman, Funpool / Deadpool (movie titling font), Antman (based on the movie), Daredevil, Iron Tech (octagonal, techno), Limon Script (signage script), Viaje Script, Camomila (script), and The Marauders (a pirate typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Silabario Waodani, Lemon Hipster (sign painting font), Slim Chef (narrow, handcrafted), Atemporal (blackboard bold style), Symphony Script (calligraphic).
New York City (and before that, Mumbai, India)-based designer of the partially free all caps art deco geometric sans typeface Adam (2014), which is based on Futura. It was renamed Adam CG Pro. He also made the free comic book typeface Raggedways (2014).
In 2015, he designed the free squarish spurred hipster typeface Quirko.
In 2016, during his studies at MICA (Maryland Institute College of Art) in Baltimore, he designed the free font Minaxi Hairline Text (monoline sans). Additionally, his collaborative typeface design project titled Bird Grotesk, created with Ninad Kale and Potch Auacherdkul, another MICA MFA Graphic Design student, has secured a Gold Award in the Typeface Design category of Graphis. Still at MICA, he designed the cricket shirt typeface family The Wall in 2016 under the supervision of Tal Leming.
In 2017, upon graduation from MICA, he published the free custom sans typeface family SG Alternative, which was designed to support his alternative rock band project Mountains and You. [Google] [More] ⦿
At ATFI (Moscow) and later Shriftovik Foundry (also in Moscow), Tikhon Reztcov designed the free blocky typeface Markh (2018), SK Pencil (2018), Futark (2018), the free contructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface ReSquare (2018), the free monoline display sans typeface ForestSmooth (2018) and the free scratchy font Ustroke (2018) for Latin and Cyrillic.
Typefaces from 2020: SK Concretica (a caps only monumentalist or hipster typeface for Latin, Greek, Cyrilllic, Hebrew, katakana and hiragana), SK Brushwood (co-designed with Alexandra Valuikina), SK Cuber, SK Moralist (a fat finger font), SK Cynic (a pixel emulation font).
Typefaces from 2021: SK Shriftovik (constructivist; Latin and Cyrillic), SK Phlegmatica (a square-shaped letter font), SK Glypher (almost a tape font). Behance link for Shriftovik Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer at Shuka Design of the hipster sans typeface Gertrude (2017). Shuka Design's is true to its motto: liberté, visualité, identité. Behance link for Ivan Velichko. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eau Claire, WI-based outfit who sell their fonts at MyFonts and Font Diner: Sideshow was developed as an offshoot boutique type foundry of the Font Diner retro display font foundry. Their first work is a collection of calligraphic borders called the Certified Series (2008, by Stuart Sandler of Font Diner and Bai Mellon from France). Other work includes Goofball (2008, retro lettering by David Cohen and Stuart Sandler), Cocktail Shaker (2008, a retro font typical for Stuart Sandler), Bamboozle (2008, wooden plank look by David Cohen and Stuart Sandler), Blackcat (brush typeface by Sam Gambino and Stu Sandler), Creaky Frank (2008), Creaky Solid (2008), Creaky Tiki (2008) [all wood-style typefaces made by Sandler and Derek Yaniger], Blackcat Fever (2008), Weird Bill (2008), Weirdbats (2008, by Cohen and Sandler) and Toylab (2008, by Molly Zakrajsek and Stuart Sandler). Sandler added Derekbats (in cooperation with Derek Yaniger), Savage Hipsters (a bebop curly display face), Weird Bill (with David Cohen), Coffee Drinker (connected script) and Coffee Service (a signage face) in 2008.
Free fonts done in 2012: Rock Salt (hand-drawn).
Designer of the SVG dry brush and watercolor font families Amsterdam (2019), Maria Rose (2019), Sky Love (2018), Loving Rose (2018) and Loving Celine (2018), and the thin display typeface Marseille (201).
Typefaces from 2020: Esther (a ligature-rich serif), Seven Neon, Vicky Christina, Amelie (wild calligraphy), Lovers SVG Serif, January Love, Coral Lovers, Charles (a decorative serif), Onyx (a hand-painted SVG font), Skylar, Lovescript, Verona, Amore (script).
Typefaces from 2021: Le Vivre Ensemble (a bold SVG font), Chic Lovers (a watercolor SVG font), Ognes (a display serif), Giorgia (decorative. with hipster elements), Lucky Feelings, Lumiere, Skyline (grungy), Quick (a hand-painted SVG font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Skyhaven (Alex, b. 1993) is located in New York City. He designed free typefaces between 2012 and 2015, and turned professional after that.
In 2012, he designed the hand-printed typefaces Scrappy Le Doot, On Kayak, The Low Down, Lunar Oatmeal, Datamost, Retro Supermarket, Konata, Luna Graph, Clark Summit, Real Toyz, Nocturne, The Snails, StPauls, Arking (graffiti style), Conspiracy, Skeluna, Lava Lamp, Summertime Lovin (outlined signage typeface), and Nonsense. Wub Machine and Spikes are playful typefaces. Penn Avenue and The Enemy Gene are fattish poster fonts. Get The Fuck Up and Des Pot) are outlined comic book typefaces, while Nammy Sans is a comic book typeface designed for balloons. Centipede is a squiggly typeface. Mega Sans and Ursa Cape) are outlined shaded typefaces. Ursa Minor is a sci-fi typeface. Retro Gamer is a horizontally-striped geometric typeface. Raditad) is a horizontally-striped sketch face. Iron Furnaces) is ultra-condensed. Nite Owl) is an avant-garde typeface. Red Fish) is a grunge typeface based on napkin writing. Ded End) is a grungy typewriter typeface. In Metro Caves is a grungy textured typeface. Super Rad) is a geometric sans typeface.
Further typefaces from 2012 include Red Snapper, Metro Skies, Belle West, The Moon, Fisher, Alisky, Enjoy The Alien, Whisperings, The Real World, Swift Death, Tall Trees, Windsor Hand, Distort Me, Split The Atom, Ursa Drop, Klondike7, Belle West, Nammy Sans, Pixel This, Summertime Lovin (comic book lettering), Spikes, Monday Morning, Where My Keys, Firefly Navigator, Coconut Point, Clarks Summit Panic (blood drip typeface), First Impressions (hand-printed), Ocean City Park (hand-printed), Limit Break, Space Game, Sky Metropolis (hand-printed), California Rad (poster face), Yellowjackets (hand-printed), Organic Fear (scary typeface), Frenzy (ornamental caps), Green Surf, Sky Fanci, Killin It, Fix You (outlined face), Punkin Pie (3d outline font), Alligator Sky (hand-printed), Freaking Strange (grunge), Oh God Why (sketched face), In The Know (condensed and hand-printed), Kamikaze (brush face), Wintered Debts, Overhead (alchemic), Wintermint, Festivala, Freaking Strange, Whale Watching, Everything's Fine, Goodnight Freak, Twilight Ozone, Distort Me, Snow Fox, Bouncing on the walls, Sleeping on a cloud, Sketchbook Nasty, On the edge, Outta Da Box, Bold Universe, Splendid Stencil, First Impressions, Strange Rituals (an avant-garde geometric sans), Regular Font (hand-printed outline and shadow font), Shanty Hand, Strawberry Avalanche, Take Warning (blood drip face), Playtitle, Hairliner, Over Atlantic City (tall hand-drawn poster font), Skyliner (tall poster font), Retroland, Owl Creek (a campground font), Insanity, Lake Script, Lakeshore Drive (poster font), Gorilla Comix, Bamboo Brisk, Scranton Fancy, Ruby Glow, Happy Dreams Med Mono, Lost in the Sound (chalk font), Ice Cream Sandwich, Art Center, Shark Fighter, Minds Alike, Supersonic Love, Brushie Brushie, Rainy Day (thin poster font), Maggie Moo (comic book font), Kinda Messy, Midsummer Circus, Ocean Coastlines, Hillside Vista, Fox Connection, Cheap Frames, Problems, Rustik (grungy), Tribal Type, Songbird, Angry Mob, New Visions, Parachutes, Loud and Clear (scratchy typeface), From The Woods.
Typefaces designed in 2013: Brinetext Black (a poster font), The Grand Staircase, Windsor, Spacecraft, Nevermore, Paper Airplanes, Whipped Scream, Paper Airplanes, Sing Out, Bright and Beautiful, Into The Vortex, Embxz, Awkward, Summer Jams (outlined face), Sombody (sic) to Love, Tekno Trance, Spinning Around, Up with the Birds, Campground, Linemaster (outline face).
Typefaces from 2014: Supersonik, Whirly Birdie, The Ramble, Lazy Summer, Red Moon Rising (alchemic font), The Perfect Wave, Realistik (upright script), Brinetext Pattern (textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2015: Wednesday Lettering Practice, Roundmarker, Dragon Night, Sinister Black (heavy brush), February 11 2015, February 10 2015.
Typefaces from 2018: Spindle Refined, Moonrise (a geometric mulilayered hipster font), Clam Shack, Nicholson Gothic, Lake Giles, Anitype Journal (a fat finger font), Anitype Redwood, Wednesday Lettering Practice, Sinister Black, Garden (lapidary vintage caps, aka Lake Giles 26).
Struvictory Art (Hrodna, Belarus) is run by Viktoryia Strukouskaya and Viktor Strukovski. Most of their typefaces are jointly designed. Their creations include the patterned typeface Endless Hygge in 2017. In 2018, they designed the decorative Mexican flavor typeface Mexico, the textured Nordic Tale, the tribal font Solaris, the color font Jazz, the floral typeface Gardenia, Insectarium, Folk Tile, the alchemic typeface Majolica (released in 2019 as Maiolica), Rustic Spring, Africa, and the tribal African font Tabu.
Typefaces from 2019: Runista, Runista Symbols, Wigwams, Aronia, Norwolk (a Nordic folklore font, +Symbols), Solarica (a tribal font family), Agnostic Font (a hipster font), Modesto (arts and crafts style font), Wigwam and Wigwam Symbols (a tribal font), Sealife.
Typefaces from 2020: Moonwild (a celestial font and symbol set), Moonwild Decorative, Okaeri (a Japanese emulation foint), Quizles (a stencil serif), Doubleganger (a Peignotian typeface for fashion magazines that plays on two different widths), Hedonist (a great modern poster sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Hygge Adore (a hairline slab serif), Geonica (a great geometric deco typeface), Le Tarot (a spurred celestial font), Stonage (stone age letters and patterns), Foliart (floriated, blackboard bold; originally called Foliar), Mystyline Decorative, Ajoure (a folk art font that includes a set of symbols).
Swiss type design studio based in Luzern. In 2019, they published the superfamilies Studio Feixen Sans and Serif, which include variable fonts, a hipster style, Sans Edgy, and a typewriter style, Sans Writer.
Studio Sun (or: Sun Brand Co)
During her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Bali-based Cahya Sogyan (b. 1994) created the free rounded sans typeface Synthesia (2014), the free sans typeface New Dawn (2015), and the free techno / futuristic typeface Cosmonaut (2015), with accompanying drop caps.
In 2016, she co-founded Spencer and Sons with Gilang Purnama Jaya. In 2017, she started Studio Sun in Denpasar, Bali.
In 2016, Cahyan published June of Fortune, the free hipster typeface family Soda Popp and writes: The new typeface called Soda Popp is inspired by pop-culture, vaporwave music, and seapunk that emerged in the early 2010s among Internet communities. It is characterized by a nostalgic fascination with retro cultural aesthetics, typically of the 1980s, 1990s, and early-mid 2000s.
Typefaces from 2017 at Spencer and Sons: S&S Nickson (a copperplate display font including eight font styles and seven dingbat fonts).
Typefaces from 2020: Rachee (a 6-style renaissance text font), Klose Slab (an ultra-fat variable font), Gulfs Display (a 6-width ultra bold cartoon font family), Gliker (an extraordinary comic book font family; a new take on the Hobo typeface), Radiate Sans (40 styles), Balgin (a large display family that celebrates the 1990s), Brice Pop (a sixties display style; with Syarif Hafidh).
Typefaces from 2021: Bethari (a 6-style art deco typeface, including a blackboard bold outline style).
Subform is the alias of Heerenveen, Groningen-based designer Dennis de Vries, offering branding and design services for digital and printed use. In 2014, he created the hipster sans typeface Groningen, which is free at Citype. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alejandro Paul's Argentinian foundry is called Sudtipos. Veer writes about Paul: Alejandro Paul is one of the founders of the Sudtipos project, the first Argentinian type foundry collective. He taught graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires from 1996 until 2004 and has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone and Movicom. He has walked away with awards from several design competitions. In 2003, he began working with artist Angel Koziupa, designing fonts and lettering for several top packaging agencies. In 2006 he was a speaker at TMDG06, the largest Latin American graphic design event - more than 4,000 designers were in attendance. His work has been featured in publications around the globe, including Step and Creative Review. He has walked away with awards from numerous design competitions. He has received two Type Directors Club TDC2 awards, in 2008 for Burgues Script and in 2009 for Adios Script. He teaches a postgraduate typography program at the University of Buenos Aires, where he previously taught graphic design.
Sudtipos has made a reputation as the place to go to for script and signage type.
Faces include Brownstone Sans (2010), Brownstone Slab (2013), Politica (2008, an architectural lettering superfamily, used, e.g., by Discovery Channel), Domingo (by Ariel Garófalo), Plumero (connected handwriting font by Diego Giaccone, which is also in the Umbrella Type collection), Murga (display font by Alejandro Paul based on lettering of Angel Koziupa, 2003), and these typefaces by Alejandro Paul: Tierra, Latinaires (2003-2018), Reflex (unicase), Downtempo, and Stardust. Free fonts: Mosaico (2003, pixel typeface by Alejandro Paul), Mabella (2001, Ramiro Espinoza), Rolinga (Carlos Carpintero). Divina (2004) is a Latinized digitization of Kurrent (designed by Rudolph Koch in 1927 and cut in 1935). Myfonts link. Pictures of their fonts in use. YouWorkForThem link. Blog / Facebook group.
Additions in 2010: Business Penmanship (which is based on models of American business education penmanship, ca. 1900). Poem Script is another Spencerian face---it won an award at TDC2 2011 and at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Fonts from 2011: Calgary Script (brush signage face), Viento (a lively version of Brisa, 2004, another font done with Angel Koziupa), Semilla (2011, a retro script based on an alphabet drawn by Ernst Bentele in 1953).
His Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.
In 2013, he created Seashore Script (described as a feminine script, it has horizontal stress and is backslanted; some may consider it an Arabic simulation typeface).
At Tipos Latinos 2014, Alejandro Paul cleaned up, winning awards for Bellissima Script, Seashore Script, Auberge Script (a penmanship font in the style of the French bâtarde and coulée), and Bayoneta.
Typefaces from 2016: Wink (a connected script font co-designed with Joluvian), Henderson Slab and Henderson Sans (a large slab serif family loosely based on an alphabet drawn in 1906 by Albert Du Bois for the Henderson Sign Painter Book), Prangs (a thinly connected italic didone named after Prussian-American printer and lithographer Louis Prang (1824-1909)).
Typefaces from 2017: In 2017, Tropical (with Joluvian: this package contains a bold, wet-looking display script, an inky, textured brush script, and hand-penned capitals with a felt-tip look).
Typefaces from 2019: Replete Sans (a seven-style mainly art deco typeface inspired by early 20th century lettering on metropolitan buildings all over the world), Tafel Sans (a contemporary take on early- to mid-century geometric fonts).
Typefaces from 2020: Antica (a wedge serif based on Latin poster and billboard typefaces from the 19th century).
Typefaces from 2021: Statement Sans (an 18-style neo-humanist sans with an exquisite Black weight, by the Sudtipos team; it includes a variable font).
Supernulla is the creative studio of Marcello Raffo, Nicolo Tromben and Marco Venturi, based in Italy. Their typefaces include
A Berlin-based foundry started by Jürgen Huber and Martin Wenzel. In 2010, Jürgen Huber (Berlin, b. 1967) and Malte Herok had started The Type Department. They are also part of Type Network. In 2020, their typeface library contained
Studio based in Lille, France. In 2016, it designed the bilined poster typeface IC Music, the bespoke titling typeface Raoul Nord Pas de Calais, the video game font Arcade, and the hipster typeface Moebius. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Boxing (2013) is a condensed sans headline face.
In 2014, he made the free multicolored vector format typeface Mondrian, which is named after De Stijl artist Piet Mondrian. In the same vane, he made the decorative caps typeface Kandinsky (2014). Keplerian (2014) is an alchemic typeface. In 2014, Tano Veron and Yai Salinas co-designed the free vector format colored display typeface Carioca.
In 2015, he published Natureza (alchemic / hipsterish), Theremin (great variable-width san; free download), Mapuche (a free native symbol font), Pettoruti Type (a colorful cubsy typeface influenced by the cubist Argentinian painter Emilio Pettoruti (1892-1971), Sandre (based on Cassandre's Bifur), Dionisia (a great free art deco poster typeface), Jekyll & Hyde (a free EPS format vintage display pair of typefaces), Binary Font (free), the free sci-fi typeface Houston, the free hipster typeface Belladona, the tweetware constructivist font Moscu, the decorative caps typeface Guernica (named after Picasso's famous civil war painting from 1937), the free vector format typeface Miro and the tweetware colored circus font Circo.
Typefaces from 2017: Hot Rod (free art deco style), Hangar (rounded sans), Belladona Stencil, Bardo (an all caps typeface described as classic, transgressive and badass as Shakespeare, it has a bit of the art deco charm of the The New Yorker typeface).
During her studies in Beirut, Lebanon, Tatiana Noujaim created the Latin / Arabic hipster typeface boldly called God's Typeface (2015). Presently, she is an art director living in Jounieh, Lebanon. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the hand-printed typefaces Sleepless City, SK Sunset, SK Fire, SK Hipsters, SK Blonde Curls, Fortune And Fame, SK Lost Upstate, SK Perfect Rhyme, SK Freedom, LoveLetters and Diamonds in the sky (2012). In 2013, she created Anniemalistic, SK Beautiful Things, SK Elementary, SK Martha, Boatfont.
The TDC2 2012 competition's jury was chaired by Maxim Zhukov, and included Roger Black, Matthew Carter, Paul Shaw, and Erik Spiekermann. The Non-Latin Advisory Board (NLAB) reviewed all non-Latin typefaces and advised the jury. The group included: Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, Misha Beletsky, Martin Heijdra, John Hudson, Gerry Leonidas, Ken Lunde, Klimis Mastoridis, Fiona Ross, Hyunguk Ryu, Mamoun Sakkal, Taro Yamamoto, and Vladimir Yefimov (1949-2012). Gary Munch was the coordinator. The winners:
International competition in 2016 which recognizes excellence in communication design, including the use of typography, calligraphy, handlettering and other letterforms in advertising, books, calendars, catalogs, corporate identity, editorials, exhibits, signage, architecture, logos, packaging, posters and apparel. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1987) from Nis and Belgrade, Serbia, who created some experimental fonts in 2009. These include a Cyrillic face, Creative Type (2010-2011, technical drawing typeface family) and Cutting Edge. In 2015, she made the hipster typeface Eliot Type. In 2017, she added the playful Fox Typeface (for Latin and Cyrillic).
That That Creative (or: Utah Type Foundry)
The Ocean Studio
Or Laire Banyu Sandi Pawenang. Yogyakarta, Indonesian-based designer who founded The Ocean Studio in 2019. Designer of the script typefaces The Abrown Monte (2020), Lumierre Bear (a fat finger font) (2020), Finest (2020), South Rose (2020), Pretty Rose (2020), Ther Ottodidact (2020), Austina (2020), Qualified (2020), South East (2020), Loraqory (2020), Simple Happiness (2020), Brushy (2020), Wolussy Beauty (2020), Just Write (2020) and Smoothness (2020), the vintage typeface Catherine Wills (2020), and the font duos Loveolline (2020), Lovin Summer (2020) and La Lune (2020).
Typefaces from 2021: Laire Sans (a 40-style sans with one variable font; +Cyrillic), JT Olifer (a 40-style hipster sans, complete with deep ink traps and a coathanger lower case f; by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Gretha (a 14-style hipster serif accompanied by a variable font; by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Louis Felligri (a 15-style display typeface, with variable font support, by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Le Baffec (an 18-style decorative serif by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Le Buffec (similar to Le Baffec), La Fausto (a wild script), Colibre Bristole Pro (a stylish serif typeface family in nine styles by Laire Banyu and Dyaharum Pungki Revitasari), Holy Type (a wild rabbit ear script), Little Brownie. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Design studio and type foundry set up by Piero Di Biase and Alberto Moreu in Udine, Italy. Creator of these typefaces (all are by Di Biase unless explicitly mentioned):
Graphic and identity design company founded by Alex Haigh in 2005 who was located in Sheffield, UK, but moved to Nottingham. Its web page is drowning in Flash---avoid the main page but go the blog or MyFonts instead. They are selling Taku (2009, bold squarish, with a stencil style added), Aiko (2008, a gorgeous fat techno family), Sukato (2008, another ultrafat beauty) and BAQ Rounded (2008, ultra-fat closed counter face; also at T-26). BAQ Roundded led to the ultra-round fat family Yuki (2010; +YukiLined, a stencil version). Hiruko (2008, eight styles) is a rounded sans family in the style of VAG Round. See also Hiruko Pro (2013). A robust geometric outgrowth of this is Ebisu (2010). Hiruko Stencil (2012) is a further extension.
In 2009, some of their fonts, such as Miyagi (paperclip type) seem to survive at HypeForType. YouWorkForThem carries BAQ, Hiruko, Miyagi, Amaya (2009, grunge), Gen (2009, ink spill grunge), Taku and Yume (2009, ultra fat retro).
Additions in 2010: Rika (a strong condensed sans), Saki Medium (a headline sans that builds on Ebisu), Sho Medium (an elegant expanded sans, also for headlines), Toshiko (techno face), Vow (extra thin, avant garde), Lippy (a lipstick brush face; see also Lippy Sans, 2012).
Typefaces from 2012: York Handwriting (a poster face), Headlined (a grungy bold grotesk in the style of Veneer), Electro (a paperclip typeface), Soto, Mr Chalk (done with Dawn Lewandowski), Letro (a modern slab done with Dawn Lewandowski), Vow Neue, Sobek (alchemic), Patisserie.
In 2015, Alex Haigh published the avant-garde typeface family Nanami Pro, an extension of Nanami, the free shadow typeface Nanami 3D, and Nanami Rounded (which in turn was followed by Nanami Rounded Pro in 2016).
I finally understood the name Thinkdust. Upon blowing up the characters, one notices that all the glyphs are sprinkled with dust---see, e.g., Kono, Yumo, Yuko, Yoko, Soto, Roka, Mikagi (paperclip face), Hiroko, and BAQ Metal.
Tim Degner (Fort Myers, FL) lists his interests as fashion illustration, CAD and type design, specializing in hand-drawn alphabets (not digital fonts) such as Hipster (2010). Decopolitan (art deco face) and Tartan Cabaret (fontified by Carla Zetina-Yglesias of carlazetina.com) are at Chank's.
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia-based designer of Swampy (2019), Bony (2019), the free bilined Latin / Cyrillic typeface Exterior (2017), the free Latin / Cyrillic bubblegum typeface Airfool (2017) and the free Latin / Cyrillic diamond-studded hipster typeface Komi (2016).
Since 2006, Timo is a student of communication design at FH Wismar in Wismar, Germany. His typefaces: TJ Evolette A (2011, an uppercase grotesque (fashion mag?) caps family, done at 26+ with Jakob Runge; possibly one of the first hipster typefaces), Say It Fat (2010; a free font; part of the "Schriftentwicklung Basiskurs" project by Lucas de Groot at the Fachhochschule Potsdam) and Quadro Blackface (2010; in the style of Quencha).
Brno, Czechia-based designer of the free avant garde font Select Regular (2013) and of Vertical Bold (2016) and Autorske (2016).
Illustrator and pinstriper who studied at FH für Gestaltung in Hamburg, Germany. With Stuart Sandler at Sideshow, he designed the funky curly beatnik typeface Savage Hipsters (2008). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Milan, Italy-based designer of several beveled 3d typefaces in 2014. For his thesis project, he created five gothic / blackletter typefaces, including Voelkisch XXI (2015, with Davide Zomer). In 2014, he designed the display typefaces Joys Verso, Ferro, Otaris (hipster style), Maroquein Grand Prix (spurred vintage style), Blandus, A, H, Ghost, Gang (octagonal and spurred), MNL Party (multilined), Mexican Muffia, Monogram Basic, Blegius, S (constructivist), Sans Squared, Manolino, Bandelo, Manolo Condensed, SS, SuperBold, Blandolen Wald, Modern Matusalem, Marielo Sans Modern, Wild West, Bandolo Sans, Basic Rounded, Manolo, AG, RS. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Medinah (script), Wildwest (brush script) and Salikin Script (signage) in 2017. In 2018, he made the chalky (or dry brush) script Spoiled, the connected script typeface Scarlet Whaleys, and the brush pen typeface Bellaria Soonata.
Typefaces from 2019: Brunches (all caps, vintage), Under Weak (a signage script), Better Friend, Breakdance (weathered, vintage), Arthur Hill (script), Rech Munchase (script), Nervous (script), The Wildeast (a sketched font), White Buttell (brush style).
Typefaces from 2020: Bounches (a brush script), Quartiel (a dry brush script), Causten (an 18-style geometric sans), Braveold (a warm rounded text typeface), Willcather (a dry brush script), Black Hat, Brushine Collection, Breakdance Reborn.
Typefaces from 2021: Crunold (all caps, hand-drawn), Caupako (a tribal font based on the form of an axe), Brodaers Expanded (a 6-style monumental all caps sans), Dynamic Schematic, Boneous (a plumpish all caps display serif), Brodaers (an all caps sans), Splashed (a brush font), Meutas (a 20-style humanist and geometric sans family), Undos Paintes (a painted wall poster typeface), Causten Round (an 18-style rounded geometric font family), Brumers (a plump poster font).
Twenty Two Creative Co.
Blantyre, Malawi-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Candlestik (2019), Hiker (2019), Holder Sans and Serif (2019), Susannah (2018), Courtny (2018), Hey Olivia (2018), Brittle (2018), Arktivity (2019) and Livvie Signature (2019), of the text typeface Enchant (2019), of the multistyle font family Quay (example: Quay Four is a display didone, Quay Four is a sans, and Quay Three is a script), of the vintage typefaces Askery (2019) and Grand Baron (2019), and of the hipster display typeface Anthu (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Kaczun is a type designer and type expert based in Northport, NY. At MyFonts he wrote: Much of Alex's career was spent at the premier type foundry, Linotype-Hell, where he was the principal type designer and worked on many font projects aimed at modernizing the Linotype Library. Alex managed the development of The Adobe PostScript Font Library and created multiple master fonts for Apple Computer's QuickDraw technology. In 1980, he joined a small group of entrepreneurs and pioneered the development of the world's first digital font library at Bitstream, then located in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Afterwards, Alex took a position at Bozell-Worldwide, a large international advertising company, where he was type director and managed the front desk at the CPS Group. The company is well known for their successful "Got Milk" ad campaign. At Bozell, Alex honed his skills in graphic design, desktop publishing, prepress print production and the web.
His early typefaces include Axion (2012, a futuristic, techno-looking type family; +RND, +SSF, +SER, +RX14, +STN (a stencil version)), BottleKaps (1992) at Linotype. Also at Linotype, he worked on the Fairfield family, designed in 1939 by Rudolf Ruzicka, completing the job in 1991. He also made outlines for Bell Centennial based on Matthew Carter's bitmaps. He runs Type Innovations.
He designed the following fonts at Galapagos: Beatnik (1997), Android (2010, beveled techno family), Big Boy (2010, a heavy wood type), CaltexNovaSans (Galapagos), Contax (1997, Galapagos: Alex says about this family: Contax is the new Univers for the 21st century), Contax Sans (2011---this typeface is Peignotian in its light weights, and has subtle and not-so-subtle stem variations), Eclipse (1997, shadow beveled face), Extreme SDans (1997), Innovage (1997, a new Helvetica for the 21st century, in his own words), New Renaissance (1997, a true roman face), Shockwave (1997), Golum (1997), Swordtail (Galapagos, 1997, a hip hand-printed font), New Age (Galapagos, 2002), Extreme Sans (Galapagos, 2002).
Other typefcaes: Kaczun Oldstyle Bold (2010), Doc Holliday (2010, a Western face), Hippyfreak (2010), Mister Twiggs and Misses Twiggs (2010), Geomatrix (2010, geometric stencil face), Oronteus Finaeus (2010, like lettering from a map dated 1531), Piccadilly Circus (2010, a Western face), Switched On and Off (Galapagos, 1997), Racetrack (2010: an octagonal multiline display face), Mandelia (2010: a wedge-serif display face).
Typefaces from 2012: Edgar No. 9 (heavy baroque slab serif in the style of 19th century wood type), Langston (outlined and octagonal), Ekeras V2 (inline face), Mecanica, Mariamne (a spurred typeface based on Contax), Axion SER (a triangle-serifed typeface), Beatnik Barbie (a beatnik font influenced by Jack Kerouac), Nadia (a modern stencil interpretation of Granjon Oldstyle).
Typefaces from 2013: Directors Cut Pro (this geometric antique font was a second prize winner at the Canberra Typeface Competition), Ambriel (a curly didone that mixes in Victorian frillies), Sansational (or Sensational sans: an ultra-condensed sans family), My Darling (a bastardized didone fashion mag face), Envisage (grotesk).
Typefaces from 2015: Nadia (a stencil version of Granjon Oldstyle).
Typefaces from 2017: Gothica (stencil), Decrypt H1, Decrypt He2 (hipster style), Decrypt 02, Decrypt 01 (this geometric sans with hipster capitals evolved from Contax Pro in 1997 and was finally published in 2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Grande Sans (stylized caps with sharp triangular corners).
Aka Geranium Space, Moovied Co, Rits Studio and Letter Rits Type and Template Here and Megi Satyo and Megi Widodo and Megi Satyo Widodo (b. 1993) and Geranium.co and Haris Purnama Putra. In 2020, the latest reincarnation was Typetemp Studio which was co-founded with Egi Ahmad Mufid.
Lampung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the signage script typefaces Callerious (2019), Modster Script (2019), Qintan Script (2018), Adelaide (2018; aka Azzardo), Purnama (2017) and Chasing Star (2018; brush style), the dry brush typefaces Flassty (2019), Springfield (2019), Housky (2019), and Southgirl (2019), and the script typefaces Austine (2019), Outlander (2019), Guigliamore (2019), Quillenghton (2019), Mettda (2019), Arkland (2019: monoline), Breavenheart (2019), Jesselyne Script (2019), Claude (2018), Wilderness (2018), Magnolia (2018), Oregon Script (2018), Made Hellios (2018), Ballerina (2018), Dreamland (2018), Charlotte (2018), Geraldine (2018), Laura Hellaw (2018), Sureder (2018), Sureder Stylish (2018), Cherry Blossom (2018) and Lattravis (2017).
Typefaces from 2020: Classy Brune Sans, Klarinda (a decorative serif), Mitchaella Luxury Serif (a decorative serif), Oliver Blush, Casanova Serif Display (a decorative serif by Haris Purnama Putra and Egi Ahmad Mufid), Crimson Foam (a wild calligraphic font by Haris Purnama Putra and Egi Ahmad Mufid), Chairine, Klarinda Remenont (a decorative serif), Sonettons, Cheapsman (a 4-style headline sans), Aetrina Script, Hugolers Stylish Modern (a decorative serif by Egi Ahmad Mufid), Irish Belle (script), Novocane (a monoline script), St Lousie Dayton, Eunila Script, Nocarine Script, The Billvort (script), Victoryia Wastinger (a decorative serif), Handley (monoline script), Blanchope (brush script), Lavitanie (monoline script), Hampshire (script), Anxiety, Blackhills (dry brush script), Huntington (dry brush script), Crystal Dust, Billy Smith (a signature script), Houstiny, Signature Flavour, Irlandya (a dry brush script), Rubellion Script, Lostmoond Script, Quechely, Bollivia Script, Vacation Brush, Rosemellind Signature, Lotterras, Mighty Brush, Marryliane, Frankfield Script, Bravenheart Script, Halmaherra Signature, Kileegon Zales, Aurelly Signature, Billy Smith, Crystal Dust, Flaura, Histeria Script, Huntington, Irlandya, Signature Flavour, Threesixty.
Typefaces from 2021: Bougerose (a reverse stress display typeface), Silk Flower, Creamy Sunday, Housky, Springfield, Housting, Kiyoka, Koln, South Amsterdam (font duo),Ladysmith, Butter Fluid, Neutral Autumn, Aurelly, Crystal Dust, Southgirl, Blackhills, Crystal Sandstone, Pineapple Palm Tree, Kindbold, Portofolio, Irlandya, Signature Flavour, Huntington, Flassty, Rutch Display (a display typeface), Coastine, Allenoire (a bold display serif), Stay Wild, Northern Worssley, Bleu Femee (informal), Allegra de Amour (a fashion mag typeface), Ruth Clair (calligraphic script), Quetry Serif (a wedge serif), Rotterburg.
Bangkok, Thailand-based designer (b. 1976) of the free brush script typeface Zomtam Thai (2017), and the script typefaces Amazing Kids (2017), Reality Sunday (2017), Lovely Home (2017), Journey to Thailand (2017), Midnight Bangkok (2017), Vacations in Phuket (2017) and Chiangmai Hostel (2017: formal calligraphic style).
Typefaces from 2018: Butterfly Kiss, Medusa Story, Weather Sunday, The Holiday (signage script), Sudsakorn, Siam Giants, Black Melody, Cheetah Kick, Jestho Fisher, Kansha, Sawasdee, Hosabien, Yakuza Lobster (brush script), Lonely Basket, Indigo Daisy, Antishbusy, Skating Move, Kindly Jasmine, White Mackintosh, Joker Smiling, Umbrella Market, Double Jacket (a creamy script), Candle Mustard, Pacific Again, Plastic Beauty, Schoolkid, Beach Society, Earth Quest, Slow Life, Tale of Hawks, Broken Heart, Dancing Marker, Awesome Birds, Follow Me, Inkland, Moving Skate, Sexy Queen (script), Black Party, Easy November, Sweet Hipster, On The Rings, The West Gate, Indy Women.
Typefaces from 2019: Vesta Night, East Octopus, Vicky Cinthia, Xanthousy, Christmas Ribby, Reindeer Christmas, Mocking Bird, Jazzy Raptor, Antique Cherry, Real Gipsy, Likely Kitty, Silent Asia, Donkey Talk, Mother Batik, Beefy Soup, Lemon Brush, Ants Valley, Blisk Rhythm, Chocolate Kids (inline script), Salmon White, King Lionel, Coaster Quake, Billion Calligraphy, Hallo Oyster, Red Lipstick, Navy Ballad, Osaka Mustache, Rhinos Land, Ole Blizzard (signage script), Zebra Advert, Getsu Magic, Atomic Robusta, Gook Kitt (dry brush script), Handsome Boss, Durian Lovers, Qwerty Ability, Absolute Pink, Sixth Babylon, Yeah Violette (brush script), Newest Oldest, Fiesta Kids, Baking Lion, Rainbow Dreams, December Pastel, Macho Barista, Victory Racket, High Destiny, March Lovers (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Manila Kiss, Snowy Christmas, Christmas Bell, Kind and Rich, Sushi King, Monicha (a nice inline typeface), Crowny, Feathery, Blue Eyes, Pink Diary (a pink panther script), Rathouly (calligraphic script), Phiscilla, Cutie Cupid, All The Roll, Yellow Rabbit, Play Day, Jacky Shake, Quark Cheese, Ivory Chill, Monkey Act, Delan Gray, Harytian, Kashmir Rosy, Seaside Wave, Aloha Friday (signage script), Say Mooky, Super Yeasty, Handy Ink.
Typefaces from 2021: Milla Cilla (script), Rose Cake, Suki Yaki, Piasley, Fat Inlove, Myrlissa.
Aka Fitriyawan Runsell, Arief Setyo Wahyudi founded Typia Nesia in 2016. Malang, Indonesia-based designer of the brush signage script typefaces Marjei Display (2016), Riverhack (2016), Bhatoshine (2016), Bellatiez (2016, dry brush), Sinisuka (2016), Hello Lary (sic) (2016), Hilary Room (2016, renamed later to Hello Lary?) and SokaQola (2016).
Other typefaces from 2016 include Glorynight (octagonal), Maqin Larisa, the calligraphic script fonts Rinstonia (almost like handwriting), Glorydays and Illusias, Revalina (grungy), and the vintage typefaces Asbak Display and Stangbunder.
Typefaces from 2017: Little Ballerina, Authentic Monoline, Betarisa, Elsagars, Glorydays, Queenland, Pinarak (brush), Bigbroade, Quashar, Hamline (a monoline signature script), Zailayard, Sidaghis, Illusias (calligraphic), Aziya, Shelafisa, Selesia Heart, Moolrys, Glorynight, Whimsy, Rhaikane (monoline script), Dabrush (dry brush), Sheilazain (a free calligraphic script), Magehand (signage script), Meshitara (connected script), Autorich Sans, Aurellia (textured script font), The Historia (brush script), Quashar (grungy), Kaiya Land (dry brush font), Biolatesha (connected script).
Typefaces from 2018: Historea (dry brush), Quashar, Houstander Allcaps, The Historia (heavy brush style), Sandbrush (a dry brush script), The Real Magazine (brush style), Single Brand, Lazy Quotes, Indie Fest, Alisheader, Houstander, Herdrey (calligraphic), Beshiny, Fantica, Riotiks, Outerlord, Antique.
Typefaces from 2019: Aesthetic White, Aurellia Vintage, AvailaBrush, Jokelaws, KaiyaLand Brush, Mark the Date, Meshitara Elegant, Riverhack Brush, Runtoys (a children's book font), Sinisuka Logo, Availa Brush (free), Dream Beach (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Advander Display Serif, Amaryllis Sans, Athetic Bold Script, Avaboca (a black condensed sans), Cageworld, Campfire (slab serif), Castand, Costigue (a hipster typeface), Crush Tease, Deltory (a stencil slab serif), Distropica, Great Dome Allcaps, Loemintoe, Luxury Quality, Magnetico Italic Sans, Maquire, Math & Risk, Nicolatte (a monospaced slab serif), Noiseware, Portway Stencil Serif, Qualivite Serif, Quartage Serif, Slabien Slab Serif, Sunnyside Rough Sans, TN Rosemary, Tarquile, Vanelope, Zoonaji, Athetic.
Typefaces from 2021: Castilon (a warm display serif), Angle Coast (an expressive hipster serif), Archane, Astrovans Retro, Baby Sunday, Beachy Italic, Bella Queta serif, Birds&Home, Blisstwin, Chaostic, Codeca One, Faltige Slab Serif, Fast and Cure Serif, Ghapter Sans (a hipster typeface), Gilsock Sans, Glamode, Gold and Queen, Grand Matilda, Greatwoods, Gunstand, Helena Bloom, Jazzbury, Kingdom (a garalde), Knock Out (a sports font), Lumaneon, Luxury Quality Script, Magehand Logo Font, Mighty Wings, Milk and Wild, Mutone, Neomarket, Palmour, Pottery Gifts Sans, Quatera (a 10-style serif), Quatest Thin Italic, Quickwar Display Sans, Quitewave, Quite Word, Quotesa Sans (a thin stylish sans), Rosemode (a serif typeface based on Trajan), Roystorie, Scripter (a typewriter font), Shigatsu Italic Serif, Sporadic (a bold sports sans), Squiver (techno), TN Rosemary Font Duo, Vaulto (a wide bold sans), Westbake Sans, Wondermind.
Typografische (was: Hardal Studio)
Istanbul, Turkey-based founder of Hardal Studiuo, and later Typografische. His typefaces include Hardal Serif (2018), the free experimental font Cylinder (2018), and the free experimental typeface Nisantasi (2018, a gothic fraktur).
In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Mustafa Akülker co-designed the hipster sans typeface Unshaped. At Marmara University, he designed the commercial typeface Hardal Serif (2018).
In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Muhittin Gunes set up Bold Type Istanbul. Their joint typefaces at Bold Type include the sans typeface families Bold Type Modern (2018) and Bold Type Grotesk (2018).
One of his most remarkable typefaces is the Bauhaus-style fat font Quad (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: FH Giselle, FH Fraktur.
Typefaces from 2020: FH Cordelia Display (with Japanese brush stroke terminals), FH Oscar (a grotesque family inspired by Breite Grotesk, Akzidenz Grotesk and Monotype Grotesque; some alternate letters follow the hipster trend), FH Phemister (inspired by Phemister Old Style by Alexander Phemister), FH 1089 Display (a severe contrast fashion mag typefaces with a stunning negative 40 degree axis), FH Ronaldson (a sharp-edged typeface family; like FH Phemister, it is inspired by Ronaldson Old Style).
My initial reaction is disappointment---I thought that color fonts were going to be real fonts that incorporate fancy code in opentype or truetype font tables, with freedom to access all colors in the color cube. But these are just images with colors chosen by the designers and image sizes set to two choices. It is a valid effort, but the ultimate step has to be full inclusion in a standard font format, fully scalable and color-controllable. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of these Victorian signage typefaces in 2016: True West (spurred, layered Western font family), Convexa, Warclan (3d and layered, inspired by video games), El Tigres (layered), Eastern Beast, Crypton Stone (automotive lettering), Brandley (spurred and layered Victorian signage typeface), Trio Apriliana (a handcrafted family that includes a curly script), Eastern Beast (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2017: Dream Catchers (monoline script), Greature (a scary decorative typeface, accompanied by classical ornaments, Greature Extras), Montreal Script, Hipster Letter.
Typefaces from 2018: Chadlershire (a Victorian font duo).
Unio Creative Solutions
This Italian web marketing company, co-founded by Bruno Pierini and Nicola Manzari, published the hand-drawn typefaces Carosello (a 1950s marker font), Feels Good, Fastback (vintage sketched and handcrafted family), Ottanta, Tangerine, String Bean, Raffaello and FatSlim in 2015. They also made Venice Serif (2015) and the rounded sans typeface Novanta (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Essenziale (a tall minimalist sans), Gutenberg (an all caps grungy chic typeface), Yummy (a tall handcrafted sans family), Sailors Grave (a spurred and unspurred tattoo font pair done as a tribute to Norman Keith Collins also known as Sailor Jerry, who influenced the art of modern tattooing), Metropolis (free demo; inspired by the original 1927 Fritz Lang movie).
Typefaces from 2017: Vision (a compass-and-ruler hipster geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Belvedere (a monoline script font duo).
Typefaces from 2020: Plastic Sans (a wavy typeface), Argon (a minimalist grotesk by Bruno Pierini and Nicola Manzari), Kinetica (a wide sans in four styles), Moshi Moshi (with rough outlines, this all caps typeface is inspired by Japanese street posters).
Typefaces from 2021: Rosebay (a slab serif by Bruno Pierini and Nicola Manzari). Macaw (an 8-style text family based on early 1900s Italian newspaper type; with Bruno Pierini), Opificium Sans (a tall and simple condensed serif in six styles).
Unka Odya (b. 1986, Poland) studied at the Fine Arts Academy in Gdansk (class of 2011). Based in Warsaw, he created the techno typeface Luke (2015) and the modular hipster typeface Darren (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Portuguese foundry in Guimaraes and Porto, est. 2011 by Pedro Lobo, that sells Yorker (2012, a layered athletic lettering font), Borba (2012, a beautiful inline typeface), Sahara (2012, an antique shadow caps face), Akila (2012, a fashion mag didone), Public (2012, art deco marquee face), Scape (2012), Smart (2012, inline caps face), Desk (2012, shadow caps face), Kleiner (2012), Fabrica, Wannabe (octagonal), Kodhigo (slab serif), Molesk (2011, a free slab display face), Tabbaco (connected retro script) and Jono (2011, art deco).
Typefaces from 2013: Player (a layered beveled typeface system), Porto (tweetware), Woodstik (a tall gothic wood type layered sans family that plays with texture and letterpress), Darko (alchemic, designed under the motto Uppertype goes hipster), Player (a layered type system), Bonie (organic sans).
In 2015, he made the cursive school script font London Script and the vintage handcrafted Vintagefolk.
Typefaces from 2016 include Roska (a free stencil type) and Twoface (an Escher-style impossible font).
During his graphic design studies in Budapest, Hungary, Viktor Földi created a Chinese simulation typeface based on Rubik's cube, called Qubik (2014). This experimental innovative typeface family is worth a closer look.