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[Lettering for a Pálinka bottle label project, by Miklos Kiss, 2010]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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https://luc.devroye.org
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Abel Vincze

Designer in Budapest, Hungary, who created the multilined op-art typeface M-OCRROR in 2014, which was originally designed as a captcha typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Academy Press of Tyrnavia

Hungarian foundry/press run by Jesuits in the late 18th century. Gábor Kóthay based some of his fonts on their 1773 type specimen book. One is the 2-weight Schwabacher style Fraktur font SchwarzKopf (2002). LaDanse is based on a scan of a handwritten inventory found in that book. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Kanya

Eger, Hungary-based creator of Hairline (2012, a sans family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Katyi
[Hungarumlaut]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adam Moroncsik

Handletterer and illustrator from Budapest. He created Khimaira (2011, futuristic/alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Pócs

Talented designer in Budapest, who first studied mathematics at Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest, and then typography at the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. His typeface Cirque (2010) is a unicase modular geometric beauty, desiged with mathematical precision. He explains: My main profile is creating CD covers, posters, designing books, sometimes with the aid of several programming techniques. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

afm2pfm

Peter Soos (Hungary). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnes Bertothy

Hungarian designer of the multiline display typeface Finity (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnes Dombovari

Budapest-based design student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, who created the octagonal typeface Pylon (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agnes Jekli
[Momegraphic]

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Akos Palinkas

Budapest-based graphic designer. He created several interesting display typefaces in 2011. Examples: i, ii, iii, iv. Xenotype was created in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akos Polgárdi

Pest, Hungary-based designer of Hexa (2012, free hexagonal typeface).

In 2013, he published the beautiful free poster font Mopster.

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

Alexandra Bango

Budapest-based designer of Lightline (2013) and papercut (2014, octagonal), two typefaces that were created during her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Bango

Budapest-based designer of Lightline (2013, a paperclip font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Szantai

During her graphic design studies at MOME university, Alexandra szantai (Pilisszentivan, Hungary) created an untitled display typeface by blending Manhattan ITC (1970) and Avant Garde (1970). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alive Fonts
[Allen Mercer]

Allen Mercer (Alive Fonts, Petofibanya, Hungary) is the American designer at House Industries of fonts such as HouseFly, Horatio, Funkhouse, Kathouse, Chophouse, Treehouse, Roundhouse (1995), Funhouse, Randumhouse (1995).

His CV, as taken from MyFonts: Allen graduated from Delcastle Vocational and Technical High and continued his education at Temple University's Tyler School of Art. Upon returning from studying abroad in 1993, he was invited to partner in founding House Industries. After graduating from Tyler with honors in 1994, Allen became House Industries' third stockholder. He is the designer of Funhouse, the Street Van collection and House Gothic. In 1998, Allen gave up his House Industries partnership to become a full-time Christian missionary. He, his wife Sharon and four children live in Hungary where they spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and operate a Christian outreach program.

As Alive Fonts, est. 2013, he published Andras (2013), Cica (2013, a psychedelic typeface), and Ovoda (ball-terminal-themed sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Aliz Borsa

Aliz Borsa is a packaging designer from Hungary. She graduated with an MA from the University of West Hungary, Institute of Applied Arts (AMI), Sopron, in 2010. She also studied painting in Helnaes, Denmark, and typography at MOME, Budapest. Before studying at KABK Den Haag (TypeMedia class of 2012), Aliz worked as junior designer on Subjective Atlas of Hungary with Annelys de Vet at new media lab Kitchen Budapest.

Her graduation project at KABK was the Leda family (2012): Leda Broken Bold (blackletter), Leda Serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allen Mercer
[Alive Fonts]

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Ambrus Weishappel

Hungarian designer of Ambitsek (2007, pixel face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amondo Szegi
[FONTana Typestudio]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

András Berecz

Design student at the University of Fine Arts in Budapest. In 2012, he created the sans typeface families Flare and Flare 2. For a Hungarian library supplier, he designed the beautiful custom Egyptian typeface Kello (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

András Szörös

Kecskemet, Hungary-based designer of experimental typefaces called Pulsepect Types (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andras Nagymihaly

Hungarian graphic designer and photographer in Sydney, who created the stylish piano key bespoke typeface Ficka in 2013. Andras created some interesting typographic examples such as Weapon of Math Destruction (2009) or Carbon FM 103.4 (2009).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andras Semler

Andras Semler (Sopron, Hungary) designed BARCS (2013), an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Kocsis Wobe

Budapest-based creator of the free hand-printed typeface Fast In My Car (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aniko Vereb

Budapest-based designer of the bilined caps school project typeface Linear (2013). It was created during Aniko's studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anita Lukacsi

Graphic designer in Budapest. She created the wonderful Fraktur typeface Mantodeum (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Balizs

During her graphic design studies at the Moholy-Nagy University of Arts Budapest, Hungary, Anna Balizs created the experimental geometric typeface Triongl (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Nangia

Creator of the hairline avant garde font Visart (2013). It was developed during her studies in Budapest. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anone Design
[Daniel Pasztor]

Daniel Pasztor (Anone Design, Debrecen, Hungary) created the organic display typeface Amorf (2013, Free download). Brushy (2013) is---as the name suggests---a brush font. And a4 Serif (2013) is a quaint slab serif typeface. All fonts are free but his web site is dysfunctional.

Behance link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antal Thalwieser

Designer with Wenzel Wendler of the Totfalusi family (Magyar, 1956). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Zocher

Typefounder in Pest, Hungary around 1800. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aron Jancso

This guy is something else---I can't find enough superlatives to describe his work. A very creative freelance graphic designer from Budapest, he is best known for his experimental type projects. He published the masterful Ogaki in 2009, the high contrast didone typeface Sens Away Pro (2010), the calligraphic Caligo (2013), the freestyle jazz high-contrast typeface Qalto (2012) and the fat counterless Dubwise Pro (2010) at Die Gestalten. Other typefaces include Milen Serif (2009, organic), Minimalstile (2008), Minimalca (2008, organic), Fade Away and Fancy Fence (2009, geometric blackletter), Muzikal (2010), Type #32 (2010).

Typographic poster examples: A, B, C, D, E, F, G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q. Examples of typographically great bike posters: A | B | C.

Behance link. Facebook link. Flickr link. Die Gestalten link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artista Mûvek

Hungarian foundry, which made the organic sans family Terra, the architectural lettering font Sample, and the very geometric sans Simple. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attila Ángyán

Hungarian designer (b. 1984) who made the free animal dingbat font Red List (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attila Acs

Hungarian designer (b. 1982) of the grungy typewriter typeface AA Typewriter (2010), and the handwritten Budapest Markets (2010). Home page. He lives in Burley Heights and/or Gold Coast, Australia.

Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Attila Horvath
[Official Classic]

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Attila Zigó
[Bumbayo Font Fabrik]

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Avic Design

Hungarian studio which made the Victorian / hacker style headline typeface New Typeface (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bálint Koczman
[Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Balage P. Szeder

Hungarian designer at Barack media design works who created the corporate identity font Mentha (2002), which can be downloaded here and here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Balazs Buhala

Budapest-based creator of Susuwatari (2012, a geometric display face), and Tsuchinoko (2012, a roman all caps typeface).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

balazs95

Hungarian creator (b. 1995) of the octagonal typeface Altera (2013), the hand-printed typeface Earth (2013), the pixel typeface Dots (2013), and the circle-based typeface Bublet (2013).

In 2014, he designed the squarish typeface Mars and the display typeface NG. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Balint Bernhardt

Creative director in Budapest, who used FontStruct to create the modular straight-edge typeface Henry (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Balint Erdösi

Hungarian designer in Budapest, b. 1987. Home page. Designer of the display typeface Paris je t'aime (2010, a heavy comic book face) and the contrast typeface Blessed (2011), renamed Fortunata (a font without closed counters) and Fortunatus a few days after its first publication.

Desereted (2012) is a thin geometric sans face. nzip Me (2012) is an alphading typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Balla Dora Typo-Grafika
[Dora Balla]

Many nice examples of creative typography, worked into a blog. By Dora Balla from Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barta Karoly

Hungarian creator of the bouncy black comic book typeface Model (2009). He also updated Maurizio Loreti's BrushScriptX and placed the updates here. His roman caps typeface Livio (2010) is based on S.G. Moye's Livia (1991). He also updated Thatcher Ulrich's Tuffy family in 2010, and made the handy Zapfian dingbat typeface DTPDingbats (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Batke Bendegüz

During his type and graphic design studies, Batke Bendegüz (Kamut, Hungary) created the octagonal typeface family Erida (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Besarion Gugushvili
[Georgian Scripture and Fonts]

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Betu.lap.hu

Hungarian type links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bleeding Dragon

Laszlo, aka the Bleeding Dragon, is the Budapest-based designer of the grunge font Stampeded (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boldizsar Gaal

Budapest-based designer of the counerless fat octagonal typeface Sqerald (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Borbala Tolcser

Budapest-based designer of these typefaces in 2013: Vision, Konstruktive (inspired by the skyscrapers in New York, and the basic Swiss and Bauhaus styles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Borka Szabo

Hungarian creator of Robin Script (2012: children's hand), Robin Schooler (2012), and Robin Graffiti (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bumbayo Font Fabrik
[Attila Zigó]

Hungarian foundry with commercial and free fonts, est. 2005 by Attila Zigó. On Deviantart, they claim to be from Rwanda. They specialize in grunge type--some of the fonts are quite gorgeous indeed. Has a fontmaking service.

  • Free: Mahrpedig Sans, Kinizsi Frakturetta (2012, blackletter), Ed Gein Gwilty and Ed Gein Ynnocent (2008), Miguel Sangotisch (2010, blackletter), Kopanyica Strasse (2010, grunge), Third Man (2010, grunge), Pahuenga Cass (2010, grunge), McKoy (2010, grunge), Eordeoghlakat (2010, grunge mechanical face), Santa Gravita (2010, grunge), Fibyngerowa (2010, grunge), Pahuenga Cass (2009, grunge), Liszthius-Alkimista (2008, a lovely 3d-look grunge face), Rueckwarzsalto (2008, grunge), Szorakatenusz (2008), Grymmoire (2008, grungy blackletter), Hrawolam (2008, children's hand), Certto Headline (2008, 3d outline grunge), Kopanyica Strasse (2008), Pokoljaro (2008, medieval look, rough outlines), Fibyngerowa (2008, splatter grunge), Conrad Veidt (2007), Baron Kuffner (2007, grunge inspired by B-movie posters), Karloff (2007), Deutschische (2006, blackletter), Egyptientto2 (2005, slab serif), Bumbayo (2006), Gepetto (2005), Gipsiero (2006, grunge), Lugosi (2005), Matejino (2005), Matejo (2005), McKoy (2005), Tuce (2005), 3rd Man (2007, grunge), Kyselak (2007), Latabár (2007, grunge).
  • Commercial: Der Erlkoenig (2007), Otranto (2007), Schkorycza (2006), Dajcsise (2005), Engelfeuer (2005), Gomulka (2005), Haniltom Gothic (2005), Perfuct (2005, a great irregular printed typeface), Osiris Records (2007, grunge), Thelema (2007, medieval hand).

Klingspor link. Dafont link. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calligraphics
[Paul Veres]

Calligraphics is Paul Veres' outfit in Berkeley, CA. Paul Veres was born in 1944 in Budapest, and started out as a calligrapher and graphic designer. He is the creator of Caterina (1999-2004, Psy/Ops; a calligraphic sans used in some places by movie director Francis Ford Coppola), and of Linotype Banjoman Roman (1996, an avant-garde font) and Linotype Aperto at Linotype (1995-1996: a lapidary typeface).

Fonts at Calligraphics: Caterina (1998), Aperto (1995, a stressed sans family), Harmonica (2005, script), DemiTasse (2001), Gargoyle (2001, a rounded informal script) and Espresso (2001).

FontShop link. Linotype link. Klingspor link. View Paul Veres's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cathy Saufert

Typographer who used to work at DTC (Digital Typeface Company)/ScanDer in Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chabinho

Hungarian creator of the handwriting typeface Chabinho2008v2.0 (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chloe Reynolds

Born in 1989, this Hungarian created the handwriting faces Chloe (2010) and Chloe's Handwriting (2010).

Dafont link. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dávid Csaba

Hungarian designer at FONTana Typestudio of the rune font Csenge. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Adamko

Hungarian designer of HUN-DIN 1451 (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Jung

Hungarian creator (b. 1993) of the severe-looking octagonal typeface Agero (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Kiss

Hungarian digital photographer, who created Call of Duty (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Pasztor
[Anone Design]

[More]  ⦿

David Szebenyi

Budapest-based designer of Hairvetica (2014), which is a tweetware vector format font based on Neue Helvetica. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Vass

During his graphic design studies in budapest, David vass designed the thin techno typeface Types of Light (2013). Pixer (2012) is a circle-based pixel font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diana Bata

Hungarian designer of the 5x5 pixel typeface Pixel (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominika Huszti

Budapest-based designer of the counterless display typeface Disfigured Alphabet (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dora Balla
[Balla Dora Typo-Grafika]

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Dori Novotny

Dori Novotny (Budapest, Hungary) started her studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, Budapest, in 2010. She created a typeface to honor Bruno Munari (1907-1998) and took inspiration from Munari's grids. The new grid-based typeface is called Munari (2013).

In 2012, she designed the stylized geometric typeface Ritmo.

Aka Dara Novotny. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorottya Hlatki

Budapest-based designer of the experimental pixelized typeface Modular (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

DTC (Digital Typeface Company)

DTC (Digital Typeface Company, est. 1999, closed in 2004) was a Hungarian outfit founded and run by printer-typographer Attila Derecskei that developed and sells OpenType, truetype and Type 1 fonts on CDs or via downloads for just about every platform. One of their products was called ProFonts Library. An earlier name of the company was ScanDer Ltd, established by Derecskei in 1993. Other typographers at ScanDer included Leslie Egerer and Cathy Saufert. They said: "2500 TrueType&PostScript font for Windows 3.1x / 95 / 98 / Me / NT / 2000 / XP / OS2 / Linux / MacOs with Unicode. Some fonts with Cyrillic, Greek and Hebrew characters. Special pack is the PixelFonts Library for Flash. Developed by Digital Typeface Co. USA. Managed by Jon Stern." MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Edit Zigány

Hungarian type designer (b. 1944, Fot, d. 2004, Budapest) who studied at the Hochschule für Graphik und Buchkunst in Leipzig. Edit designed the award-winning typeface Pannon (E. Magyar) in 1972, which is said to be the last Hungarian metal typeface. Pannon was digitized in 2001 by Oszkár Boskovitz at Nepfont Digital Foundry as Pannon Antiqua. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elsö Magyar Betüöntöde

Typefoundry in Budapest where Zoltán Nagy published most of his typefaces. These include Ungarische Grotesk breitfett (1967), Ecsetiras (18=967) and Reklam Kurziv (a signage face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enci Bognar

Enci Bognar (Budapest) is working on a hexagonal typeface called To Bee Cafe (sic) (2013). Steam Font (2013) is an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eniko Deri

Based in Budapest, Eniko Deri has created several experimental typefaces in 2014, mixing geometrical concepts into the shapes of the glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enikö Déri

Budapest-based designer of the experimental number font Just Numbers (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enikö Fodor

Enikö Fodor (Eger, Hungary) designed the glaz krak typeface Cold Marble in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erste Ungarische Schriftgießerei

Budapest-based foundry acquired in 1926 by D. Stempel AG (50%) and H. Berthold AG (50%). Later it spun off from Stempel. In English: First Hungarian Type Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eszter Herczeg

Photographer Eszter Herczeg earned her Bachelor degree in graphic design at Visart Academy of Art and Design, Budapest. She designed the (naked) Body Typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eszter Misztarka

Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface Fusion (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faberfonts
[Frank Béla]

Frank Béla (b. 1978, Orosháza, Hungary) is a graphic design student at Krea Art School in Budapest who uses the pseudonym Fabergraph. Home page. Blog. In 2010, he started out commercially as Faberfonts. Dafont link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

He created the ink trap font Portrait Of A Lady (2009), FR Irisz (2009, didone family), Pontifex (2009), the hand-printed Munkácsy 1120 (2009), the unicase Reka Sans (2009), the thick-thin Azur (2009), the simple sans Babyface (2009), the medieval sorcery font Elmulas (2009), the Valentine;s Day font Sapet (2009), the avant garde sans family Hopper Sans (2009) and the ultra-fat typeface Rendezvous (2009). Callimachos (2009) is a fun triple-lined hand-printed headline typeface (with a Cyrillic version added in). Azur Title Font (2009) is a hairline slabbed typewriter type. Pasta Simpla (2009, followed by FR Pasta Mono in 2010) is another experimental jewel. Hobbista (2009) mixes symbols and glyphs. FR Rama Nous (2009) is a free modular font. In 2009, he also made Arrow, Enamel Paint Type, Belonging (Roman caps).

Commercial fonts made in 2010: FR Unalom, FR Sniccer (stencil), FR Ceruza, FR Minta (a dingbat typeface to make labyrinthine patterns; +Two), FR Tabula (beveled face), FR Smaragdina, FR Mintry One and Two (pattern fonts), and a custom alphabet for Esquire Russia, FR Hopper (monoline sans family).

Activity in 2011: A didone-inspired typeface called MFA Dagi that was was commissioned for a catalog of an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest, Hungary). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fanni Horvath

Illustrator from Sopron, Hungary. Her hand-drawn lettering on some moleskine posters is attractive. In 2010, she created the mosaic typeface Diafore. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fanny Papay

Illustrator in Budapest who designed the ornamental caps alpahbet Hy Type in 2012. In 2013, she created Addiction Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Farkas Zsuzsanna Gaia

Budapest-based artist and student, b. 1990. Creator of some rotunda alphabets in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flora Palhegyi

Graphic designer in Sopron, Hungary. She made the modular experimental typeface Pixels (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font HU
[Robert Kravjanszki]

Font HU is a typefoundry located in Budapest, Hungary, founded by Robert Kravjanski. In 2014, it started selling its fonts via MyFonts. Kravjanski created Cella Alfa (2008, a pixel typeface) and Kner Antikva (2013). Kner is a revival of the sturdy text typeface family Kner by Lajos (Ludwig) Kozma (1884-1948). Robert writes that it is the favorite typeface of the best Hungarian printer, Imre Kner. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FONTana Typestudio
[Amondo Szegi]

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 faces: 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 faces 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 faces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (a medieval typeface done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.

At P22, Szegi designed the curly typeface Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.

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.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontbistro
[Oszkár Boskovitz]

Oszkár Boskovitz's Hungarian foundry. Before Fontbistro, he ran Nepfont Digital Foundry. He is a graduate of MOME, Moholy-Nagy University of Art & Design, Budapest, Hungary. His fonts sold at Fontbistro include Balek, Blabla, Ecsetirás (2001, a brush typeface based on a typeface of Zoltán Nagy, 1967), Konwektor (techno), Hardware, Monostar (2014, a monoline rounded sans), Pannon Antiqua (2001, based on a family by Edit Zigány (1972), Pluto (2006), Shrapnel (organic), Syrup (2005, stencil), Tilos (2002, rough stencil family), Troppauer (2005, unicase), Tubyfex (2005, experimental). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontboard (was Nyelvészeti Fontok)
[Gyula Zsigri]

Free truetype fonts for linguistics by Gyula Zsigri include Uralica, Saecula Hungarica, OctoCyrillic and ExtraLow. All are fonts with plenty of accents for Hungarian and Cyrillic. Linguistic fonts: direct link. Alternate URL. Check out Gyula Zsigri's cards font called "Cards" (1998). Hungarian mirror. Another Hungarian mirror. Uralica and OctoCyrillic are also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

font.hu
[Gidata Kft]

Type blog and type jump site in Hungarian, run by Budapest-based studio Gidata Kft. On this sub-page, one can download free or demo versions of FontLab, Fontographer, FogLamp, TypeTool, BitFonter, AsiaFontStudio, TransType SE, TransType Pro, FonMaker, ScanFont, FontFlasher, FogLamp, and SigMaker. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmunkások
[Gábor Kóthay]

Gábor Kóthay (Fontmunkások) is a Hungarian type designer (b. 1962) who lives in Szeged. Gábor Kóthay's fonts include:

  • At T-26: Alphabet2, Alphabet4, Archetype, Axis No 1, Bacchus, and Tyrnavia in 2000, and the Roman inscription inspired family Minerva Modern, Minerva Display (a Roman family) in 2002. Also, Betabet sans, Betabet web, Gnosis (hairline italic), Oceanus (2004, hairline sans), Pelso (2004, hairline), Laureate (2004, hairline art deco), Picaresque (2004, irregular handwriting).
  • At FONTana: LaDanse, Y2K, Domino, QwertyRegular and Luxury, all in 1999-2000.
  • At P22: Driade (2005, Regular, Linea and Aged: calligraphic futuristic experiments), Zephyr (2001, curly; +Open Face), Schwarzkopf (2003, a Schwabacher face), La Danse (2001), Ambient (2001), the Schwabacher Fraktur font SchwarzKopf (2002), Caffe (2009: originally designed for the Artz Gallery Cafe in Budapest Hungary. The design is a contemporary handwriting style adapted from examples in lettering exercise books. It has been redrawn and expanded into six styles. The four weights were created by drawing the style using different mediums: Cappuccino in pen, Pastry in felt-tip, Lemonade in brush and Tobacco, the original, in pencil, and Poster and Poster Inline are additional styles).
  • At PsyOps: the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), SchwarzKopf (2002, Fraktur) and Plexo (2001).
  • At Job Art Studio (his own studio in Szeged, which he founded): Cats (free dingbats), Disasters (dingbats), Bubble (comic book font), 103 kék.
  • At Fountain: Zanzibar (2003, nice script face), Incognito (2007, a typical old map typeface), Dessau (2007-2008, a collection of eleven Bauhaus and Bauhaus stencil styles).
  • At Fontana: Zodiac, Tisza (2001-2007), a sans family. And Kinesis (2003), a sans typeface based on geometrically precise instructions.
  • At Cinqueterre Type Foundry: Eva (wedge serif; sample, another sample).
  • At Fontmunkások: Birdland (1999-2002), a minimalist face; Asphalt and Asphalt Signs (1996-2000), a slightly grungy set of fonts; Arcade (1999); Adagietto (2000); Flyer and Flyer Fossil (2002), a curly family.
  • Custom faces: Aqua Futurist (2008): a hairline unicase sans family with uncial influences. It is unclear if he had a hand in the typography of stockings, which I found on his site.
Blog.

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Fontmunkások blog

Type news and type blog located in Hungary, run by Tamas, Teufel, and Jobart (Eva and Gábor) and the Kóthay's (Eva, Sára, Kata and Gábor). [Google] [More]  ⦿

ForFourCreative
[Laszlo Nemes]

Budapest, Hungary-based studio that created IcoType (2014), a free set of icons. The owner and designer is Laszlo Nemes. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frank Béla
[Faberfonts]

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Gábor Hosszú
[Gábor Hosszú]

Beautiful Hungarian rune fonts by Gábor Hosszú: RovasFS, RovasFS, RovasFSJB, RovasFSJB, RovasMA, RovasMA, RovasMAJB, RovasMAJB, RovasSada, RovasSadaJB, RovasSumJB, RovasSumer, RovasSzabvany, RovasSzabvany, RovasSzabvanyJB, RovasSzabvanyJB, RovasV1, RovasV1, RovasV1JB, RovasV1JB, Csenge. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gábor Hosszú
[Gábor Hosszú]

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Gábor Kóthay
[Fontmunkások]

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Gábor Kóthay
[Job Art Studio]

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Gabor Hosszu

Creator of the alchemic typeface Rovas Kiterjesztett (2012). Inside the font, we also find a reference to three other people, Gyozo Libisch, Sandor Ver, and Tamas Rumi, and the date is 1995-2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaspar Sinai
[Yudit]

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Gellert Szabo

Henred, Hungary-based graphic designer, who created some experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgian Scripture and Fonts
[Besarion Gugushvili]

Classical fonts can be downloaded here. David Chelidze's page on Georgian fonts, which has fonts designed by Besarion Gugushvili, Reno Siradze, Temuri Imnaishvili and Giorgi Topouria. Included is a font replica of a Tbilisi Printing House Type by Hungarian Master Mikhail Stefan Hungaro-Vlakhian from 1706, called BPG Mikheil Stefane U, and a Chechen font called BPG-CN. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Bogányi

Graphic designer in Budakeszi, Budapest, Hungary, who cofounded Typogravity Studio with Tamas Ilsinszki. Creator of the extreme contrast display typeface Slash Pro (2011), and the multiline prismatic typeface Grand Avant Garde (2011).

In 2012, he designed Lineo Serif (thin geometric face).

In 2013, he created a fantastic set of graph-based experimental capitals called Regenerative. Georabic (2013) is a calligraphic Arabic simulation font completely based on the principles of Arabic font design, i.e., with beginning, medial and end forms for each letter. He writes: Georabic Typface is my diploma work at Hungarian University of Fine Arts / Graphic Design Department. During my Erasmus studies in Istanbul I had the chance to learn a bit of Arabic language and typography and I realized that the logic of Arabic writing could be used for a calligraphic Latin typeface too. I started with calligraphy to find the right way to create the glyphs and the connections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Boroka

As a student at ENSAD in Paris, he co-designed Recréation (2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Hangyás

Graphic designer and typographer in Sopron, Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Kókai

Hungarian graphic design student studying and living in the UK. He created the themed typeface Watch My Shoes (2011, experimental). He also made the fat blocky Quadrata series in 2011, with styles called Child, Hippie, Light, Origin, and Scrib. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Lukacs

Hungarian graphic designer who made the heavy octagonal typeface Code (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gergely Soós

Budapest-based illustrator and graphic designer (b. 1980) who made Puma (2012), a bold hand-printed typeface for children's books.

Gergely was born in 1980 in debrecen, Hungary, and graduated from the Buda Art School in Budapest. He works as a freelance graphic designer in Dunakeszi, Hungary.

In 2012, he designed the fat finger poster typeface Black Puma. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gidata Kft
[font.hu]

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Greta Oszlanczi

Hungarian creator of the prismatic typeface Waves (2013) and of Steady Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gyöngyi Bujdosó

Hungarian professor at the Department of Computer Graphics and Library and Information Science, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary. She is a frequent speaker on Hungarian typography at EuroTEX and TUG metings. Author of Contemporary Hungarian Types and Designers (TUGboat, vol. 24, 2003, pp. 527-529). [Google] [More]  ⦿

György Szönyei

Hungarian designer (b. Budapest, 1951) whose creations are often geometrical compositions. His (mostly geometric) fonts include the multiline geometric family FF Archian [Archian Boogie-Woogie was inspired by the last work of the Piet Mondrian], Archian Wilmos, Labirinth (1989), and M&ounl;bius (a kanji font). He teaches typography in Hungary. In 1996, he won the Morisawa prize for his kanji signs. Read about him here. Typedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Györi Attila

Hungarian designer of the angular, mannered, retro geometric display typeface ITC Grapefruit (1997). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gyula Zsigri
[Fontboard (was Nyelvészeti Fontok)]

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Hai Anh Le

Graphic designer in Budapest. Creator of the very experimental Iony Display typeface in 2011, described as spacefunk slab. Iony inspired a digital font by Antonio Morata called Zychotropic eYeFS (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hargitai's Antique Fonts
[Henrik Hargitai]

Henrik Hargitai (Budapest, Hungary) digitized a number of alphabets and is making them freely available to the world. He is a scientist (astronomer) at Eötvös Loránd University's Institute of Geography and Earth Sciences (Planetary Science Research Group) and Institute for Art Theory and Media Studies. His fonts:

  • Landerer Pesti Hirlap 1843 PIC2: created from a copy of an 1843 issue of Pesti Hirlap, a daily newspaper printed by Landerer and Heckenast's Printing House in Pest.
  • Magyar Piktogram: Various pictograms related to Hungarian art, geography, culture, folk motifs. Including maps of Hungary, ornaments (Aldus letters etc.), peasant portraits, coat of arms, and cartouches.
  • Pointer Ornaments: arrows and fists.
  • Primus Antique HU (three styles): Primus was the only font for newspaper Linotype machine typesetting between 1950 and 1990 in Hungary. The letters of this font are digitized from a copy of the Fövárosi Mozimüsor (Capital Movie Guide) from the 1960s.
  • Widmanstadius Grecz 1610 (2003, four styles): A renaissance antiqua that is based on a Hungarian language Bible printed in the Printing House of George Widmanstadius in the town of Graz in 1610.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Hargitai
[Hargitai's Antique Fonts]

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Hosszú Gábor
[rov-ket]

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Hungarian glossary

Type glossary, and Hungarian type bibliography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hungarian runes

Omniglot's page on Hungarian runes. I quote: Hungarian runes (Székely Rovásírás) are are thought to have descended from the Turkic script (Kök Turki) used in Central Asia, though some scholars believe the Hungarian runes pre-date the Turkic script. They were used by the Székler Magyars in Hungary before István, the first Christian king of Hungary, ordered all pre-Christian writings to be destroyed. In remote parts of Transylvania however, the runes were still used up until the 1850s. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hungarian type glossary.

Type glossary, in Hungarian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hungaricums: Type from Hungary

Article about the history and state of type design and typography in Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hungarumlaut
[Adam Katyi]

Adam Katyi, who hails from Sopron, Hungary, has three degrees. He has a BA from the University of West Hungary at Institute of Applied Arts, Sopron in 2010, and with MA from Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest in 2012. In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag.

Hungarumlaut is a Hungarian typefoundry run by Adam Katyi. In 2010, he designed a pixel face, and a typeface called Ringua.

Adam's typefaces from 2012: Ursin (techno, octagonal), Ursin Rounded.

His KABK graduation typeface is a large sans typeface family, Westeinde, which has caption, text and display subfamilies, and weights going from hairline to black. The geometric family shows influences from Bauhaus and constructivism. In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, this family has optical sizes as well.

In 2013, Adam Katyi created Gewaard, an interpretation of Halfvette Aldine, shown in the Lettergieterij Amsterdam specimen of ca. 1906. This didone with bracketed serifs was a revival project at KABK under the guidance of Paul van der Laan.

Behance link. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Imre Reiner

Typographer, architect, designer and type designer, b. Versec, Hungary, 1900, d. Lugano, Switzerland, 1987. He emigrated from Hungary, and studied at the Staatliche Bildhauerschule Zalatua, the Kunstgewerbeschule Frankfurt, and the Kunstgewerbeschule in Stuttgart, where Prof. F. H. Ernst Schneidler was his teacher. After a brief stint (1923-1925) as a graphic designer in London, Paris, New York and Chicago, he returned to study with Schneidler, and from 1931 onwards, he worked in Ruvigliana near Lugano as painter, graphic designer and illustrator. His list of fonts includes:

  • Bazaar or Bazar (1956, D. Stempel; this brush typeface was revived in 2005 by Patrick Griffin, Canada Type, as Boondock).
  • The brush script Contact (Deberny&Peignot, 1952; Ludwig&Mayer, 1968 (according to Jaspert), and 1963 according to others).
  • Corvinus (Bauersche Giesserei, 1934; Swisstypedesign mentions 1932-1935). See also here. Corvinus Skyline (1934). Digital typefaces derived from this include Corvinus Skyline (1991, Group Type), Skyline (1992, Jane Patterson, Font Bureau).
  • Figaro (1940).
  • Florides Initiales (Deberny&Peignot, 1939, 3d horizontally shaded caps).
  • The Gotika fraktur font (Bauersche Giesserei, 1933), revived as Gotika by Petra Heidorn (2005, no downloads) and as Leather by Canada Type (2005). Manfred Klein created Gotika Buttons (2005) based on Petra Heidorn's Gotika. Gotika discussion on Typophile. Eric West intends to do a digitization as well, and Neufville is not cooperating.
  • London Script (1957). This was digitized twice at Canada Type, once by Phil Rutter in 2004 as Almanac, and once in 2007 by Rebecca Alaccari as Reiner Hand.
  • Matura MT (1938, Monotype), Matura Swash (1938).
  • Mercurius MT (1957).
  • Meridian (1930, Klingspor: a fat display face). Swisstypedesign says 1929.
  • Mustang (1956, D. Stempel, a brush script revived in 2005 by Canada Type as Hunter).
  • Pepita MT (1959).
  • Reiner Black (1955, Berthold, a brush script).
  • Reiner Script (1951, Amsterdam). Digitizations of this brush script under the same name include those of Dieter Steffmann and Tobias Frere-Jones (Font Bureau, 1993).
  • Sassa (1939).
  • Stradivarius (1945, identical to his Symphonie; Bauersche Giesserei, 1938), a formal script font with a compressed straightened lower case alphabet. [Note: Neufville copied it in its Sinfonia later, and in 2005, Petra Heidorn made a digitized version called Symphonie.] Martin Z. Schröder discusses its origins here. Also called Neue Symphony (1938). Digitizations include one by Group Type in 1993 also called Stradivarius.
  • Amsterdam Primula Ornaments. A digital version by Ari Rafaeli is called Ornaments 5 (2010).

In 1992, Manfred Klein made Tokay-MK after one of Reiner's ideas. In 2004, he added VariationsForImre, a playful typeface based on Reiner's lettering, and this was followed in 2005 by Magyarish.

Reiner wrote several books, including Modern and Historical Typography An Illustrated Guide (1946, Paul A. Struck, New York, and 1948, Zollikofer and Comp., St. Gallen).

Linotype page on him. FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Imre Reiner's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jaksa Zsolt

Jaksa Zsolt (b. 1979) from Budapest has interesting postings on the topic of typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janos Csoma

Hungarian FontStructor who made typefaces like ACDC (2011, a blackletter / tattoo typeface based on the AC DC logo), Code (2011, the pixel font used in Command Prompt), Bonzarificx (2011), Spore (2011), Greek (2011, ornamental Greek face), Olde Time Ornamental (2011), FontStruct (2011), Circuitboard (2011), Logo MT Condensed (2011), and Bonzarific (2011).

In 2012, he added Code (grid-based), Moderniste, and IBM Logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jósef Bottlik

Hungarian poster artist, whose lettering on this Hungarian movie poster from 1927 inspired Nick Curtis to make Metropolis NF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Job Art Studio
[Gábor Kóthay]

Job Art Studio in Szeged (Hungary) is Gábor Kóthay's foundry. Site under construction. For now, we find these fonts: Cats (free dingbats), Disasters (dingbats), Bubble (comic book font), 103 kék. Specimen sheet (PDF showing other fonts: Alphabet2 (with dingbats), Ambient, Axis, Bacchus (medieval writing), Betabet, Cappuccino, Pastry, Lemonade, Tobacco, Poster (the latter five all formal script or print faces), Linea, Loop, Incognito, Terra Incognita (world dingbats), Marker Pack1, Marker Pack2, Totem One, Totem Two, Totem Three, Archetype Tyrnavia, Surf No.1 (dingbats), Incognito (Regular, Italic, Small Caps, Occidens, Oriens, Meridies, Septentrio, Regular Ligatures, Italic Ligatures). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jozsef Gergely Kiss

Graphic design student at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest. He created the modular typeface Mover (2012). In 2013, he designed the display stencil typeface Grey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juhász Márton

Graphic designer and typographer in Sopron, Hungary. He has a list of type links and a type-related blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Károly Barta

Hungarian creator of the useful (and free) DTP Dingbats (2008), which has fists and arrows, among other things. He also made Model (2009, a comic book face). Dafont link. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karoly Kiralyfalvi

Budapest-based graphic designer (aka drez) who makes custom logos and type. Free typefaces can be had here, such as Cellie (2007, kitchen tile) and Ruudawakenin (2007). Behance link. Flickr site. Another URL with examples of his posters and type work. Dead link? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katinka Juhász

Hungarian designer of the triangle-based experimental typeface Trigonom (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kikke

Hungarian designer of the FON format pixel font Nu:Nu (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiss Jozsef Gergely

Graphic designer in Budapest who created the high-contrast typeface Grey (2014) during his studies at the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kitti Godó

Hungarian designer of the pixelish typeface Tetris (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klaudia Gál

Klaudia Gál (Eger, Hungary) designed the destructionist typeface Laborate (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kotta

kottattf contains the HTimes (Hungarian Times?) family by Kim-Soft, and MusicalSymbols by Corel. Truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristof Gajdo

Graphic designer in Budapest. He made Bodoni MT (2009, a counterless and Bodoni all caps face, with the serifs guillotined off) and used it in several glitzy jobs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristof Gathi

Tiszaújváros, Hungary-based designer of the display typeface Duemilacento (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Krisztina Somogyi

Hungarian educator, writer, curator, and editor of PlusMinus magazine. At ATypI 2004 in Prague, she spoke about Identity of typographers and designers in Hungary. She is very familiar with the type and design scenes in Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

László Bujáki

Hungarian type designer who studied under Zoltán Nagy. His faces include Cheri, Balaton and Bulaton. He altered many Latin fonts so that they could be used for Central European languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lázló Moholy-Nagy

Hungarian typographer from the Bauhaus era. He designed posters such as this title page for Staatliches Bauhaus Weimar 1919-1923. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lajos Csutoras

During his studies, Lajos Csutoras (Kaposvar, Hungary) created Flowish (2014) and Switch (2014, alchemic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lajos Kozma

Aka Ludwig Kozma. Hungarian book designer, illustrator, graphic artist, and typographer (b. Kiskorpad, 1884, d. Budapest, 1948) who made Kner. Imre Kner was a printer in Budapest.

Wikipedia link.

Digital revivals of his work include Kner Antikva (2013, Robert Kravjanszki). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laszlo Nemes
[ForFourCreative]

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Laszlo Sandor

Typographer and designer in Budapest. He used staples as asource of inspiration for Staple (2008). He also made the geometric experimental typeface Duna (2010). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laszlo Svajer

Budapest-based designer of Gasztro (2011), an alphabet on the theme of coffee. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leslie Egerer

Typographer who used to work at DTC (Digital Typeface Company)/ScanDer in Hungary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levente Fignar

Graphic designer in Budapest who created the geometric display typeface Yuhu (2012), and who did several intertesting typographic logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levente Toth

Levente Toth (Aalborg, Denmark) designed the initial caps typeface Festival Font in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Levi Halmos
[no image fonts]

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Lilla Bölecz

Graphic designer and illustrator in Budapest. During her studies there at the KREA Contemporary art Institute, she took a very original modern view of blackletter in her design of the Aladdin Prince Ali typeface family (2013). She created funky typefaces for several projects, including Lance Armstrong Identity (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilla Meszaros

Budapest-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Galaxy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilla Toth

Graphic design student at the Buda Drawing School (2010-2012), who lives in Budapest. She created Jillit (2012), a didone display typeface that plays with ball terminals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lily Sulyok

Budapest, Hungary-based designer of the connect-the-dots ttypeface Stellar (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Livia Lukacs

Budapest-based designer of the experimental typefaces Geo 01 (2011, done for a school project) and Duett (2013, obtained by merging Aller with Futura). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ljuba

Ljuba Mono, LjubasErif and LjubaSans are families of Hungarian accented fonts derived from Bitstream's Vera. Type 1 and truetype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louis Madarasz

Penman, b. 1859, San Antonio, TX, from Hungarian parents. His maternal grandfather, Ladislaus Ujhazi, was Governor of Kameron and the Count of Saros. He traveled a lot and was a versatile and multi-dimensional person. He spent most of his life in New York, and died in 1910 in San Francisco. Author of Lessons in Advanced Engraver's Script, published by C.W. Jones in Brockton, MA. Zaner&Bloser published The Madarasz Book - The Secret of the Skill of Madarasz in 1911, based on documents and sources given to them by Louis Madarasz's widow, Clara K. Madarasz. Scan of a calligraphic alphabet called Commercial College. Scans from the 1911 book: capitals drawn in 1909, death notice from 1910, engraved capitals, instructions, image, letter in 1902 to zaner and Bloser, lower case alphabet, Madarasz Script, Plate five alphabet, sample, signature, another signature, yet another signature, teachable capitals, portraits at ages 25, 35 and 45.

His work influenced Burgues Script (2007, Sudtipos). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mátyás Czél

Typographer and photographer from Miskolc, Hungary, who is heavily into type experimentation, proposing, e.g., a modular type to make letters as high as desired by inserting vertical pieces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)
[Bálint Koczman]

Bálint Koczman (aka Cpr. Sparhelt, and Magique Fonts) is the Hungarian designer (b. 1992) of free fonts (from 2008 onwards, as Cpr. Sparhelt, or as Magique Fonts) and commercial fonts (from 2012 onwards), and he is located in Puspokhatvan, Hungary:

  • Capture Smallz (2014). A stencil family.
  • Thrownup (2014).
  • Take Cover (2013). Grungy white-on-black caps.
  • Selya (2013). A calligraphic script.
  • Dolen Taith (2012).
  • Teitheas (2012: tattoo font). A gothic blackletter pair of typefaces.
  • Gotique (2012).
  • Razalgur (2011), Font GF (2011, hand-printed), One Dance (2011, the engraved American dollar bill face), Sweet Lady (2011, cursive script), Clean Work (2011, stencil), Ancient God.
  • Future West (2010, Western face), Hexatus (2010, hexagonal).
  • Old Stamper (2009, grungy stencil), Top Secret (2009, army stencil), Floral Dawn (2009), Origicide (2009), Splincide (2009), This is Electronik (2009), Infinity Media (2009), Capture It (2009, grunge), Younger Than Me (2009, grunge), New York City (2009, skyline-themed letters), Electroinsanity (2009), Need for Font (2009, futuristic), Duplexide (2009), Veteran Typewriter (2009).
  • Niiiii-trous (2008, heavy square font), Urban&Slick (2008, graffiti lettering), District (2008, grunge), Times New Halftone, Times Old Attic (2008), Jigga Jigga (2008), and Most Wasted (2008, graffiti).

Catalog as of 2011: i, ii, iii.

Dafont link for Magique Fonts. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Magyar Elektronikus Könyvtár

East-European versions of the Monotype fonts Times New Roman, H-Times New Roman, HCourierNew, HArial, and CourierNew. Plus HTimes and HHelvetica by Kim-Soft (1992) and TitanSoft (1991), respectively, and ArialL2 by Peter Soos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marci Borbas

Eger, Hungary-based designer of the free backslanted school project font Bebas Tam (2014), the free poster font ABC Handwritten (2014), and the free texture font Helvetica-Black-SemiBold Pettern Bold (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Schreiter

Budapest-based graphic designer, who created the stencil typeface Sablon (2005, Garcia Fonts). Originally from Germany, he emigrated to Hungary in 1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marton Borzak

Based in Copenhagen for his studies at The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Design, Marton Borzak (b. Hungary) created the modular typeface Islands Brygge (2013).

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Martzi Hegedüs

Martzi Hegedüs (Budapest) created the gridded trompe l'oeil typeface Frustro (2012), which is based on the optical illusion created by the Penrose triangle. In 2014, it evolved into a 6-style mulilayer font. Frustro can be bought at Gestalten. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Frost

Matt Frost Type is located in Madison, WI. Matt designed some fonts at Chank's place, including Cowboy Rhumbahaut (2000), a take on a mid 19-th century ornamental face. His home page. In 2011, he set up Matt Frost Foundry.

His commercial faces include

  • Escape From Budapest (2011). Art deco, based on a type specimen in the Communist Sculpture graveyard outside of Budapest.
  • Baron of Arizona (2011). A Victorian ornamental face.
  • Praha Nouveau (2011). Art nouveau. Praha Nouveau is based on a type specimen on the statue of Jan Hus in Prague's Old Town Square. The statue was designed in 1903 by Ladislav Saloun.
  • King of Prussia (2011) is an angular Halloween face.
  • Dubliners (2011) is a signage script face.
  • Quijibo (2011) is a quaint handmade slab serif.
  • Street of Crocodiles (2011) is inspired by the main title of the Quay Brothers film Street of Crocodiles (based on the 1934 Bruno Schultz book).
  • Aegean (2012). A swashy take on roman capitals. The spurred version is Cirque (2012).
  • Antler (2014). A spurred woody vintage family of typefaces.
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Matthew Stork
[Vextor Art]

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Matyas Szabo

Budapest-based designer in 2014 of the display typefaces Squary, Roundy and Trendy (art deco, hipster). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Medox127

Budapest-based graphic designer. He has created an experimental pixel face, and a beveled 3d font called Bers (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihály Szabó

Budapest-based designer of the extreme-contrast and super-geometric typeface Millstone (2011). He studied graphic design at Budai Rajziskola. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihaly Ferencz

Mihaly Ferencz (Budapest) created Mihok (2011, a curly upright script face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihaly Szilágyi

Based in Budapest, this painter and graphic designer created the 3d experimental caps typeface Breaking Type (2012) starting from Jos Buivenga's Museo. Aka Misi Szilagyi.

In 2014, he strated from Neue Haas Grotesk (2011, Christian Schwartz) and extended it to an animated 3d font called Soap Bubble Type for a soap manufacture startup company in Hungary. It was co-developed and is co-owned by Virag Stibinger.

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Miklós Tótfalusi Kis

Miklós Tótfalusi Kis (Nicholas Kis) was born in Misztótfalu, Hungary, in 1650. He left for Amsterdam in 1680, where he worked on la Biblia Hungara (1685), Book of Hymns of San David (1686), and the New Testament (1687). He also published many books for children. Taught there by Dirk Voskens, he made what is now known as Janson Text around 1690. Around 1690, he made an elegant face, Nikis. He died in 1702. The story of Kis's types, now also known as Dutch types, is eloquently told by Daidala based on research by Bringhurst, Lawson, Morrison and Carter. Types influenced by him include Stempel Janson (1937, based on his original matrices), Mergenthaler Linotype Janson (1954, by Hermann Zapf; digitized in 1985), Monotype Erhardt (1938, named after the Erhardt foundry in Leipzig, where in the early 1700s his types were found), Nikis (finished by Hell Design Studio (now Linotype); see Nikis EF) and Adobe Janson (based on the original matrices as well). The name Janson comes from Anton Janson, a typographer who worked in Leipzig. Janson was incorrectly credited with the designs of Kis's typefaces. Note: since 1919, Kis's original matrices are in the hands of Stempel. John Tranter recalls the Kis/Janson affair: "In his book On Type Faces, published in 1923, the great typographic historian Stanley Morison describes a roman and italic typeface that he said was cut by Anton Janson, a seventeenth-century Dutch type foundry owner. By the 1920s the typeface had fallen into disuse, and when it was revived for the modern age on both Linotype and Monotype machines in 1937, it was named 'Janson' after its presumed designer. Even the German Stempel foundry, who owned the original 'Janson' punches and matrices from the 1600s, called it by that name. The typeface became more and more widely used. Robert Bringhurst (a poet as well as a typographer) refers to it as a wonderfully toothy and compact Baroque type. In the United States it is now the third most popular typeface for book composition, according to its frequency of appearance in the 'Fifty Books of the Year' annual exhibition organised by the American Institute of Graphic Arts. In 1939 Stanley Morison uncovered the embarrassing fact that the typeface had not been cut by Janson, but even he was unable to put his finger on the designer. It was not until the 1950s that Harry Carter and George Buday discovered that the man who had designed the type was a Transylvanian Hungarian named Nicholas (or Miklós) Kis, born in 1650. Kis took religious orders and became a teacher, and eventually decided to visit Holland and study typography, as those skills were needed in Hungary. He turned out to be very gifted at punchcutting, the shaping of metal type, and became so famous in his own time that Cosimo de Medici, the Grand Duke of Tuscany, offered him a position at his court. Kis declined the offer, and returned to Hungary in 1690, determined to spend the rest of his life designing and printing bibles. It was a time of religious and political upheaval in Hungary. The social turmoil, together with personal enmities, shortened his life, and Kis died in 1702, an embittered man. His reputation had to wait 250 years for proper recognition; and such is the conservative nature of the world of type that the typeface he created is still called 'Janson'." Adobe writes that the model for Janson Text was mistakenly attributed to the Dutch printer Anton Janson. Bitstream explains: His types, the original matrices for which were obtained by Stempel in 1919, were revived for hot metal as Janson by C.H. Griffith for Mergenthaler Linotype (1937), and as Janson and Ehrhardt (1937) from Monotype.

Good digitizations exist of Monotype Ehrhardt. Frutiger supervised Linotype's digitization as Janson Text (1985). Bitstream's digitization is Kis. David Berlow at Font Bureau did a revival in 2007 called Kis FB. Berthold Kis BQ and Kis Classico (Franko Luin) round out the set of interpretations and revivals. Bio by Nicholas Fabian. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Miklos Kiss

Budapest-based designer who made a high-contrast art deco face Betu (2010). His typographic design work is first rate---this includes a multiline logo for Budapest, and a great label design for Pálinka---that is the way to the hearts of the Hungarians. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milán Farkas

Hungarian graphic designer, b. 1985. Creator of Elvenskull (2004). No downloads. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Milan Vuckovic

Type designer from Budapest who made Acid Squares (2011). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Momegraphic
[Agnes Jekli]

Agnes Jekli (Momegraphic) is a graphic designer in Budapest, Hungary. She developed an impressive multiline prismatic typeface called Agiko (2012), which was created for a Rubik's cube style puzzle. The letters of the alphabet are put together in a modular fashion by rotating and shifting basic multiline elements. This was done in cooperation with Aniko Köhegyes. She created another geometric typeface in 2012.

Behance link for Agnes Jekli. Behance link for Momegraphic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nepfont Digital Foundry
[Oszkár Boskovitz]

Oszkár Boskovitz ran Nepfont Digital Foundry, and at some point, ca. 2009, changed its name to Fontbistro, where one can now buy his fonts. He is a Hungarian type designer who digitized the award-winning typeface family Pannon (2001) made by Edit Zigány in 1972. He is working on a book that will summarize Hungarian type in the 1970s and 1980s. His repertoire:

  • Experimental faces: Balek (2005), Cassius (2001), Tubyfex (2005).
  • Stencil: Syrup (2005), Digital Sherpa (2002), Tilos (2002, rough stencil family), Wagon (2001, another rough-edged family).
  • Brush style: Ecsetirás (2001, based on a typeface of Zoltán Nagy, 1967).
  • Techno: Krax (2001, free), Konwektor (2001), Moab (2002, family), Shrapnel (2004, octagonal family).
  • Signpainting: Thaifun (2003).
  • Simple monospaced fonts: Monostar (2002).
  • Unicase: Troppauer (2005, many weights).
  • Text families: Pannon Antiqua (2001, based on a family by Edit Zigány (1972).
  • Testosterone enhanced faces: Pluto (2006).
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Nicolas Telegdi

Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi purchased the Vienna Jesuit press in 1577 and started to work immediately with its own worn typefaces. His first works were publications of his own speeches. These worn typefaces provided the inspiration in 2001-2013 for Amondo Szegi's antiqued typeface family Telegdi Pro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niki Palinkas

Budapest-based designer of the display typeface Manifesto (2013).

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Nikolett Janosi

Nikolett Janosi (Debrecen, Hungary) designed the angular art nouveau typeface Körösföi (2013). It was made for the memory of the Hungarian secession artist Körösföi Kriesch Aladar. The type is planned for street signs in his home town. [Google] [More]  ⦿

no image fonts
[Levi Halmos]

Free fonts by Hungarian type and graphic designer Levi Halmos [or: Levente Halmos], made between 1997 and 2001: AlienGhost2, Aliens, Anabolic Spheroid (2001, revived but alas commercialized by Roger S. Nelsson in 2009 as Anabolic Spheroid Pro), Aztec, Baby Universe (2000), Bateman, Bedlam Remix (2001), Bitsumishi (Bitsumishi Pro (2009) appeared at CheapPro Fonts; Bitsumishi Pro v2 followed in 2012), Butch, Byblostie, CHELIVES, Caddy (1996), CelticGaramond, CelticGaramondthe2nd, Chemistry, Coolthreepixels, Crystal Clear, Danube (techno, geometric), DataTransfer, Dredwerkz, ElephantMan, Escape Pod Normal, FUTURE, Faceplant, Finchley (1998), FreakShow, Gagarin (2001, a Cyrillic simulation and constructivist family), GraveDirt, Guevara, Haiku, Helldorado (2001, Western), Hibernate (2000), Iamsimplified, Indochine (2002, oriental letter simulation), IronLeague (2002, a Jonathan Barnbrook style face), Ivanbats, Ivanhoe, KabosGyula, Kalocsai Flowers Pi (2001), Kenzo, KingKikapu, Kozmonauta (2000), Kozmonauta2, Krizia Uomo (1995, art deco; later renamed Krizi Amo Pro in 2011, probably under pressure from Uomo), Leonardo (1996, a constructed face), Lefferts Corner (2001), LicenzPlate, Lousitania (2001, square-serifed), MagyarSerif, MarshGas, MathmosOriginal, Mutter (a stitch font), Niobium [Niobium Pro (2010, with Roger S. Nelsson) is used for signage and wayfinding in the new Mbombela Stadium built for the FIFA World Cup 2010], Nordic (2001; the Pro version appeared in 2010), Nushto (2000), Olympus (Greek simulation face), Peex (dot matrix family), Phatguy, PiratesGold (made commercial in the CheapProFonts collection of Roger S. Nelsson in 2009), Poison Berries (2000), PresidenteTequila (2000), RakettaFromMars (2001, fifties style futurism), Rammstein, RammsteinRemix (2001, constructivist), RedheadGoddess (2000), RedwildoderRotwild, Resurrection, Runningshoe, Sarkozi Line Patterns Pi (2001), Scully (scanbats), ScumoftheEarth (2000), Shazbot, Slither (1998), SmartSexy, SmartandSexy, Snake Venom (2000, Mexican simulation face), SpaceWorm (2000, futuristic), Sporty, Stonebridge, Subatonik, Sulphur (2000, a typeface influenced by gothic cathedrals), Tank Junior (2001), TerraX, Thrust (2000, Star Trek face), TickyFont, Treasure Island (2001, rounded with a semi-Greek look), TrustThisOne, TwoGunJohann (2000), TypeKnight (2001, with hairline serifs), VicePresidente (2001, Mexican simulation face), VoodooDolls, Voodoo Spirits (2001, wiggly hand), WeepingItalic, WhoulNormal, Zombieball.

Myfonts link. Roger S. Nelsson (Cheapprofonts) and Halmos extended Danube and Celtic Garamond in 2009 as Danube Pro and Celtic Garamond Pro, respectively. Fontspace link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link.

View Levi Halmos's commercial typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nora Demeczky

Budapest-based designer of the art deco typeface (2012), which was created during her studies at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design, Budapest, Hungary. She also made the mixed style caps typeface Forget About Good.

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Norbert Dobrotka

Budapest-based designer of Occupied (2012), a typeface designed for his thesis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Norbert Prell

Die Gestalten writes about Hungarian artist Norbert Prell: Growing up in an artistic family, Norbert Prell was confronted by art and creativity at an early age. This laid the foundation for his aesthetic appreciation and paves the way for his design career. Initially trained as a graphic designer at the art school in Pécs and the Hungarian University of Fine Arts in Budapest, he then developed great interests in typography and font design. In 2010, he became an Erasmus student in the Department of Media Technology/Design Department at the HAW Hamburg (Hamburg University of Applied Science) to learn typography and calligraphy.

In 2013, he published the (very) humanist sans serif typeface Prell at Die Gestalten. Earlier, in 2012, he created the circle-based experimental typeface Circle. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Official Classic
[Attila Horvath]

Hungarian outfit which states: Official Classics Ltd spawned from the minds of two young enthusiastic graphic designers Mark Zador and Attila Horvath. We both are unlimited lovers of typography and geometry, forms and colours, computers and game consoles, graffiti and stickers, magazines and blogs. Typefaces created by them are mostly techno or minimalist: Eniac Pro (2010, horizontally striped), Solaria (2006), Kalgan (2004, kitchen tile face), Olivaw (2004, a typeface with a retro/futuristic 60s sci-fi feeling), Terminus (2004), Gaia (2006), Gladia (2006, horizontal slabs), Baley (2004, piano key face), and Aurora (2004).

Attila Horvath designed these rounded display headline typefaces in 2012: Multivac, Shingo, Unoa.

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Olaf Lyczba

Olaf Lyczba (Budapest, Hungary) designed Gotham Fresh (2013), an alchemic take on Gotham. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Zsuzsanna Petrovits

Graphic designer in Budapest, who created the octagonal connect-the-dots typeface Haiku (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Zsuzsanna Petrovits

Budapest-based designer of a dot matrix font called Font Type Go (2012).

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Oszkár Boskovitz
[Nepfont Digital Foundry]

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Oszkár Boskovitz
[Fontbistro]

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Outstanda

Hungarian designers of this triangularized free font: Out AEG LCD. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pal Olah

Pal Olah (Budapest) designed the modular display typeface Manifold (2013).

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Panka Karacsonyi

Budapest-based designer of the hand-drawn typeface Moricka (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patric Hadzsinicsev
[Pvisual]

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Paul Gábor

Hungarian type designer (d. 1992) who made Totfalusi Antikva (Fonderie de l'État Hongrois, 1955). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Veres
[Calligraphics]

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Péter Csatai

Hungarian type designer (b. 1968) who graduated from MIE in Budapest. He is also a talented illustrator and visual artist. His fonts include Kabos, Masina (organic), Road, Souterain, Octan (octagonal), and Intertrans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Péter Maczö

Hungarian type expert. He published an article in Magyar Grafika (2002, vol. 5, pp. 2-7) on the legacy of Miklós Tótfalusi Kis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Péter Serfözö
[Zwoelf]

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Péter Szabó
[Tt2001]

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Péter Viragvölgyi

Type designer who participated in the Linotype International Type design Contest in 2000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Csuth

Budapest-based designer of Nux (2012, a rounded squarish typeface family) and Hue (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Gabor

Born in Budapest in 1957, but Parisian since 1957. Designer and type artist who made many custom and magazine fonts. Blog. There is an ongoing feud between Porchez and Gabor which has invaded the internet waves. Gabor's blog and Porchez's blog are the stages for this royal battle. Generally, Gabor decries the hypocrisy in the type industry and calls for the Foundation of a Sir Francis Drake Society. The Book Antiqua/Palatino case and the Bitstream/Linotype battle irked Gabor, and he likes to expose type designers whose fonts are too close to others. Among his creations:

  • American Match. For Paris Match.
  • Elle Gabor. A great fashion-conscious geometric sans family. For Elle magazine.
  • Firmin Didot.
  • Futura Canal.
  • Gabor 2000 (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 2000).
  • Gabor Script (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1975).
  • Les Échos.
  • Libération (1994).
  • Manu Script.
  • Mermoz (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1988). A roman style mini-serif family.
  • Moka Presse.
  • Nintendo: a pixel face.
  • Sade (Salon Sade, 1976).
  • Serge Lutens: a severe Calvinist face.
  • Total: commissioned by the gas company.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent.
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Peter Magda

Budapest-based creator of Crinkly (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Simon

Peter Simon is a freelance graphic designer living and working in Budapest, Hungary. He graduated from the Hungarian University of Fine Arts. In 2013, he designed a beautiful geometric display typeface called Abstro.

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Peter Szabo-Lencz
[Petyka Design]

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Petyka Design
[Peter Szabo-Lencz]

At the Hungarian company Petyka Design in Budapest, Peter Szabo-Lincz (b. 1981) created the pixel faces Petyka - Retro Computer___SHORT and Petyka - The Physics Lab___SHORT in 2010. These seem to emulate computer game fonts.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pink Camellia

Hungarian designer who used Pentacom to make the pixel faces THM (2010), Braille (2009), HungarianRovas (2009), Bitter (2009) and Littlefaces (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

pti

Hungarian designer (b. 1990) of the free typeface In For The Kill (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pvisual
[Patric Hadzsinicsev]

Patric Hadzsinicsev (b. 1989, Budapest) runs Pvisual in Bulgaria. In 2011, he designed the typefaces Ozone (an organic typeface) and Fox (fat and counterless). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Remsei Kovács-Nóra

Graphic designer and cartoonist in Budapest who created the spiky typeface Figura Cyrill (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Kelemen

Richard Kelemen (Sopron, Hungary) created Pixel Font (2011) and Noer (2013, a techno slab serif). Noer was made during his studies at the Insitute of Applied Arts of the University of West Hungary.

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Robert Beliczki

Hungarian designer. He created these typrefaces in 2012: Kilimanjaro GT, Open Mind Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Karpati

Budapest-based graphic and packaging designer, b. 1980. Creator of a soft-edged futuristic stencil font called Fullogic (2009). He also made Try (2009, octagonal), the multi-lined typeface Flaster (2009), the playful Supermicebros (2009) and the funky Prostata TTF (2009).

In 2012, he designed the condensed typeface Quacke, and Hotel Pictograms.

Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Kravjanszki
[Font HU]

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Roland Hüse
[Runes & Fonts (was: My Handwritings)]

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rov-ket
[Hosszú Gábor]

rov_ket.ttf is a runes script truetype font created by Dr. Hosszú Gábor. Page in Hungarian. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roy T

Hungarian designer of the squarish free typeface Royal Simplicity (2005). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roza Szegedi

Budapest-based creator of the curly caps typeface Fontain (2012). At least, I think that she made a full font---it is not clear from the information on the web. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Runes & Fonts (was: My Handwritings)
[Roland Hüse]

Hungarian type designer Roland Hüse (b. 1980) sells his fonts through My Handwritings (Kazincbarcika, Hungary), which was renamed Runes&Fonts. His first font is Zuider Postduif (2012, an informal type family). Florida Shark (2012) is a free Death Metal or tattoo version of one of his commercial fonts. Tamiami (2012) is a headline typeface. Granny's Handwriting (2012), Script Demolition (2012), Sharon Lipschutz's Handwriting (2012), Isa Por Es Homou (2012) and Kinga's Handwriting (2012) are hand-printed typefaces. Napping Cat (2012) and Cubic Sub (2012) are angularly designed, while Mgla (2012) is round and plump. Greek Stone (2012) is a squarish Greek simulation face. On The Road (2012) is a textured typeface. Whirly Wood (2012), Hargita (2012, inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Dreamcatcher (2012) and Bee Ridge Vantage (2012: see also Bee Ridge) are grunge typefaces. Individigital (2012, +Black, +Thin) is a techno set of typefaces.

Typefaces from 2013: November Sky (art deco sans), Windy Wood, Cool Weekdays, Yellow Peas Light (clean thin monoline sans), Back To The Future 4, Yellow Peas Demo (hairline sans), Yellow Peas Bold, Pagan Winter (bilined), Beer Money (brush face), Poor Weekdays (+Serif), Hun Legion (inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Freehand Roman, Esthajnal (inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Buffalo Chicken (a connected script), Telihold.

Typefaces from 2014: Dersu Uzala Brush (Asian brush), Good Karma (connected script), Stitch Warrior, Chickpeas, Jaspers Handwriting, Margarita in August, Wheatland, Slim Extreme (a gorgeous geometric hairline sans), Sparkler (a clean geometric sans), Factory Worker, Brushido (Japanese simulation font), Mojito in June, Mesa Grande, Altering The Future, Black Olives (thin calligraphic script), Hangyaboly (comic book font), Fecske (Peignotian sans), Windy Rain, Rainy Wind (calligraphic script), Comic Roman, Wizard of the Moon, Urban Stone (grunge version of Urban Tour), Urban Tour (avant garde sans), Wacky Sushi (hiragana emulation)Constrocktion (multilined typeface).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Old URL. Home page. Another Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Samu Kamu

During his studies in Budapest, Samu Kamu designed Hybrid Letters (2014), a typeface that mixes Futura and Zapfino. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Ulrich

Designer in Budapest who created Moiré Type (2012, a multiline prismatic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scrage

Hungarian creator of Scrages Handwrite (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selector (Lezlisoft)

From Hungary, Lezlisoft's free font managing software for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophia Tai

Sophia Tai (Budapest) created the display typeface Isolated (2013) and the origami typeface Foldit (2013) during her studies at the University of the Arts of London.

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Szabó Sándor

Hungarian designer of the futuristic sans typeface My Degree Font (2004) and Paprica and Paprica Italic (2004). He lives in Pest. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Szabolcs Szanto

Hungarian creator of the display typeface Cheesy (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tamás Birinyi

Graphic designer in Budapest. He created Hand BT (2011). Behance link. He also created the extreme contrast fashion mag typeface Duett (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tamas Nagy

Graphic designer in Budapest who made the calligraphic script typeface Brute Script (2008). He runs Nagy Design Kft, and lectures at Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty Of Humanities And Social Sciences, Piliscsaba, Hungary.

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Tamas Zelizi

Graduate of the Jaschik Almos School of Arts in Budapest. Designer of the hipster sans typeface family tams WHD (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TeXtrace

"TeXtrace is a collection of scripts for UNIX that convert any TeX font into a Type1 .pfb outline font immediately suitable for use with dvips, pdftex, acroread (and any many other programs). The main advantage of using Type1 fonts with TeX is that Acroread renders TeX's bitmap fonts ugly on screen, but it renders outline fonts beautifully and fast. " Free software written by Péter Szabó. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Hungarian Runic Writing

Page on Hungarian runic writing by Gábor Heves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tibor Lantos

Budapest-based creator (aka Frodo 7) in 2009 at FontStruct of FontMoot 01 (pixel face), Brego, Magor (minimalist, De Stijl typeface), Andromeda Strain, Elrond (Tengwar font), Oil Stencil, Optill 2A and 2B and 3A and 3B (optical illusion fonts), Rivendell (Celtic weaving), Cubeology (patterned cubes), The Two Towers, Mike Wazowski (emoticon face), Edoras Stencil, Elessar, Earendil, LE Meta (dot matrix), Coccinella (dot matrix), +Two, +TwoB, Picosec, Picosec Rounded (ultra fat retro), Palindrome, Valimar, Fundin Eco, Fundin Regular, Lost Entropy (series of rectangular fonts), Bombs and Men (2009, modular and blocky), Eärendil, Chromosomes, Denethor-Sans (octagonal), Edoras-, Elspeth-, Elspeth-Grey, FontMoot-01 (pixel face), French-Defence-v2 (chess font), French-Defence (chess font), Gilgalad-v2, Gilgalad (octagonal), Hommage-a-Escher-LC1, Hommage-a-Escher-LC2, Legolas-Codex-Stencil, Legolas-Codex (blackletter family), Legolas-Stencil (+v2; art nouveau style), Mirkwood-Regular and Mirkwood Outline (pixel faces), Nimrodel-FS, Faramir (gridded), Faramir Black (octagonal, mechanical), Elessar, Vertebrae, Etudes Pour Noir et Blanc (01, 02, 02 Vertebrae), Eomer FS, Karyotype (horizontal stripes), Snooker Ball, Aragorn, Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Mirkwood Second Iteration, Mirkwood First Iteration, Haldir (pixel face).

Creations in 2010: Hasta Siempre (military stencil), Hasta Siempre Supplement (Fontstruct rendering of the iconic photograph of Che Guevara by Alberto Korda), Belfalas, Fractal Font, Sierpinski White, Sierpinski Black, Sierpinski Dalmatian, Remolino Stencil, Boikot Stencil, Legolas Pixel, Brego, Vortices (dings), Gamling, Coccinella Two (+B), Cyrillic 02, Waves, Hommage à Escher v2 extLat.

Creations in 2011: Midori Dot (2011, a dotted kana face), Sierpinski Black Initials (a stunning decorative caps typeface based on Sierpinski triangles), Fontstructivism (constructivist Latin/Cyrillic face), Sierpinski White Initials, Vasarely Squares (experimental---letters based on Victor Vasarely's work), Hurin (counterless, created after Nagasaki by Tom Muller), Strider (an optical illusion 3d multilined face), Dot Dot White (texture face), Dot Dot Black (texture face), Garamond Italic SP (a pixelized version of Garamond Italic), Rohan (+NE01, +NE03: a textured lined 3d logotype family, +NE04, +NE10), Gray Scale (a very interesting texture experiment in which gray scales are "simulated" by simple font mechanisms).

Fonts made in 2012: Font Neuf, Khazad (stencil font), Oktogon Stencil, Oktogon Outline, Thorin Stencil (army stencil), Deagol Stencil.

Typefaces from 2013: the Voxelstorm family (3d, Escher-style), Elendil (3d face), Denethor Sans (strong mechanical sans), Mirkwood Nano (pixel face), Waves (op art).

Typefaces from 2014: Wrath of Mordor, Gray Scale, Luthien Pixel (blackletter pixel), Gimli (Bevel Black, Inline Shadow, Inline, Bevel Shadow, Shadow), Zebroid, Hunor, Denethor Sans v2, Vasarely Squares (op-art), Waves (op-art), Ecthelion, Hast Siempre (octagonal stencil). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tibor Nagy

Budapest-based designer of the grid family Pixel Lattice (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tibor Szantó

Author of A betü, in two volumes, Akadémiai Kiadó, Budapest, 1965-1966, a nice snapshot (in Hungarian) of the state of the typographic art at that point of the 20th century. Full title: A betü: a betutörténet és a korszeru betumuvészet rövid áttekintése. He also published A tipográfia nyelve. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Titus Prod

Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface family Tango (2012), the thin octagonal typeface Standard (2012), the piano key typeface Slink (2012), and the experimental typefaces Wang (2012), Galtor (2012, an inline font available from Ten Dollar Fonts) and Krix (2012).

Typefaces from 2013: Fatty, Borg (free), Neugol (a geometroc sans with slanted cuts).

Behance link. Devian Tart link. Hellofont link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

True Type&Type 1 Fontok

This Hungarian site has about 250 Bitstream and Corel fonts in both truetype and type 1 formats. The names start with "H" as in HFijuyama or HDauphin, so these appear to be fonts set up for use with Hungarian (which has many accents). Many fonts are joint copyright of Corel and Kim-Soft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tt2001
[Péter Szabó]

Tt2001 "a TeX .pfb font collection, converted to .pfb in 2001 by the author of TeXtrace, using TeXtrace. It contains almost _all_ the EC (European Computer Modern) and TC (Text Companion) fonts in all possible design sizes, _all_ the AMS fonts in all possible design sizes, plus some more." Note: the EC fonts (European Computer Modern) and TC fonts (Text Companion) were drawn by Jörg Knappen and Norbert Schwarz. The AMS fonts were converted by Bluesky in 1992 from Knuth's Computer Modern (CM) fonts. The font set was created by Hungarian computer scientist Péter Szabó in 2001. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ttff2355

Budapest-based creator of the hyper-thin experimental typeface Shine (2012) for a Korean audio cassette producer.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tünde Varga

Graphic design student at the University of West-Hungary in Sopron, Hungary.

Creator of Broken Rainbow Font (2011) and Quest Display Font (2011).

Handlettered examples, some calligraphic examples and more lettering examples.

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Typesgal

Hungarian designer of commercial fonts (from 2012 onwards, as Typesgal), located in Puspokhatvan, Hungary:

  • Bar D (2012). A geometric sans serif.
  • BarQ (2012). A geometric sans family.
  • Yerninde (2012), a softened blackletter, and its grunge version, Varaninde (2012).
  • Dirnaith (2012, grungy army stencil), Roth Dirnaith (2012), and Laden Dirnaith (army stencil). Awery (2012) is a more civil stencil face.
  • Blood and Blade (2012). A gothic blackletter pair of typefaces.
  • Carannorov (2012). Followed by the spurred version called Sigil (2012).
  • Miog (2012). A hand-printed typeface.
  • Coire Italic (2012). A cursive script.
  • Lissain (2013). A decorative pair of Bodoni typefaces.
  • Selya (2013). A calligraphic script.
  • Ganton (2013). A fat didone.
  • Carten (2013). A retro signage script.
  • Ranyeski (2014, Cyrillic simulation).
  • Trumpit (2014).
  • Litoland (2014). Based on texts of old American litographic maps from the 1920s.

Dafont link for Typesgal. Facebook link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vextor Art
[Matthew Stork]

American designer of Cell Bloch (2012, experimental), Astral Wave (2012, wavy) and Atlantius (2012, hand-printed). Atlantius is a font inspired by Sumerian cuneiform writing and hieroglyphics. Big Fat Marker (2012) and Marker Comp (2013) are fat finger fonts. Fonts made in 2013 include Cosmic Cube, Spindly Legs (hand-printed), Three Ring Circus and Martianesque. Several of his fonts are made with FontStruct.

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Viktor Földi

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vilmos Huszar

Hungarian cofounder of the influential Dutch magazine De Stijl in 1917 (with Theo van Doesburg, Piet Mondrian, Bart van der Leck, Anthony Kok and J.J.P. Oud). His logotypes from that magazine inspired Nick Curtis to develop the digital font De Stencil NF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Virág Veszteg

Calligrapher and graphic designer in Budapest. His first typeface is Fiore (2012). During an Erasmus exchange project at the Glasgow School of Art in Scotland in 2012, he created a circuit board typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Virag Agg

Budapest-based designer of a set of decorative caps called Public Transport 2014. This was a school project. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Virag Szorenyi

Budapest-based designer of the runic simulation typeface Kerecsen (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vistawide

Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Visual Art Trends

The East-European typographic scene of the past 50 years reviewed by Adam Twardoch. Site temporarily in limbo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wenzel Wendler

Designer with Antal Thalwieser of the Totfalusi family (Magyar, 1956). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yudit
[Gaspar Sinai]

Yudit V1 is a sans typeface developed around 2008 by Gaspar Sinai with the help of Peter Soos, Ross Summerfield, George Sutton and Gabor Hosszu. Free download. The typeface also has some runic symbols. Others in this series include Yudit V1 JB (2008) and Yudit JB (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoltán Nagy

Hungarian type designer (1920-1998) (some pubs mention a birth date of 1921), who is responsible for most types in Hungary in the 20th century. He studied graphic arts at the Technical University of Budapest, and became chief engineer and art director at Elsö Magyar Betüöntöde. Author of Techniques of Type Design. He also engraved many postage stamps.

His typefaces consist of metal types done at EMB (Elsö Magyar Betüöntöde), a typefoundry in Budapest, and phototypes at VGC:

  • Antikva Margaret (1965, VGC), his most important work. This text family won a third place award at an ITC-sponsored competition in 1966.
  • Ecsetiras (1967, EMB).
  • Kirillitsa (1967, EMB). A heavy grotesk for Cyrillic.
  • Kalligrafia (1968, EMB).
  • Terentius (1961, EMB). An outlined shadow face.
  • Ungarische Grotesk (+breitfett) (1967, EMB). Aka Széles Groteszk (+kövér groteszk).
  • Reklam kurzív (1960, EMB), a signage script.
  • Katerina (1970). This typeface, slightly modified according to requirements of the Ministry, is used on Hungarian passports.
  • Later photo typefaces: Magdalena (1971), Gilgames (1972), Sznoett (1973), Unió (1975), Unio Grotesk (1981, Cyrillic), ITEX Linear (1984), Nexus (1984), Thomas (1984).

Digitizations of his typefaces:

  • ICG did a digital version of Antikva Margaret in 1992, also called Antikva Margaret.
  • In 2005, Ralph M. Unger digitized Ecsetiras at URW as FontForum URW Ecsetiras.
  • In 2011, another digital version of Antikva Margaret appeared, thanks to Nick Curtis, who created Olde Megrat NF.
  • Oszkár Boskovitz is working on the digitization of his oeuvre and has already completed the brush typeface Ecsetirás (2001).

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Zoltan Marton Nagy

Budapest-based designer of Diamond (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoltan Toth

Budapest-based designer of an unnamed alchemic caps typeface in 2013 that was inspired by one of Bruce Mau's manifestos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoltan Zeman

Graphic designer in Eger, Hungary who created the slab serif version of Arial called S-Arial (2014) for a school project. Other typefaces include Guriga (2014, an outlined display typeface), Plutonium (2014, an avant-garde sans family) and Terembura (2014, a wedge-serifed typeface). All his fonts are free. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zsófi

Hungarian designer (b. 1992) who created the filled-counter geometric faces Merrily and Merrily and Merrily Outlines (2008). Her home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zsombor Kiss

Hungarian type and graphic designer, b. Budapest, 1981. From 2000 until 2005, he studied graphic design at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts in Budapest. Creator of the deconstructed hairline typeface Air Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zsuzsanna Erdélyi

During her graphic design studies in Budapest, Zsuzsanna Erdélyi designed the exquisite Obuda multilined caps typeface (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zwoelf
[Péter Serfözö]

Introduction to type design, in Hungarian, by Budapest-based art director Peter Serfozo. Peter himself designed the geometric bicolored face Kassak (2007, for the 120th anniversary of Lajos Kassak) and Pannon Sans and Pannon Antikva (2009, in progress).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿