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Indic simulation fonts
Located in Bandung, Indonesia, ABM Studio created the spurred Victorian typeface Huntington (2014), the sans titling typeface Grandia (2014), and the curly Indic simulation face Sailendra (2014). In 2015, they made the signage font Roodies. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kathmandu-based designer of a Nepali Devanagari font families called Ananda Kalpana (2012), Adhunik (2012), NepSerif Nepali Devanagari (2012), Ananda Lamcho (2012), Ananda Akchyar (2011), Gaijatra (2011), Ananda Ashlesha (2011), Ananda 1 Hv (2003), Ananda Kinara (2011), Ananda NepTouch (2011, free Latin face), Neptouch2 (2011), Ananda Namaste (2011, Indic simulation face), and Ananda Sansar (2011).
IN 2014, at FontStruct, he created the Devanagari typefaces Ananda Thopla (dot matrix) and Ananada Devanagari Round.
Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of NuGothicA (blackletter), BauForm, DINAMO (mechanical), Magnum (great industrial strength slab serif headline face), Cocoa (rounded and ultra fat), EUROstruct (thin and architectural), Kaotic (graffiti), Weimar (pixel face), Rondo, Rondo Tail, Fabrica (octagonal), Fabrica Rotula (stencil, octagonal), Quadrat, Electrica, Electrica Dots, Fabrica Screen (horizontally striped octagonal face), Block Black, Bloop, Blackwolf, Guru Blackletter (Indic simulation face), Inslab (slab serif), Inslab II, Minima (stencil), Boxer (ultrafat, octagonal), Bloko (nice ultra-fat face), Steel (macho slab serif), Nextar (pixelish but elegant), Simplex, Ulises 7 (+Serif) (pixel faces), Digita (kitchen tile) and Block (ultra fat), June Cleaver. See America (2008, octagonal) is an octagonal lettering font that was inspired by a travel poster (WPA, 1936) designed by Jerome Roth. Faces made in 2009: Morgana (a beautiful fat piano key face), Manitoba, Machina (+Slab), Old Monk (uncial), NughoticA Brush, LUBA 8 Lowercase (after Lubalin), Nugothic A (blackletter), Dinamo, Ross (strong mechanical face).
Designer and illustrator. A graduate of Tyler School of Art's MFA graphic and interactive design program, she spent her formative years in Louisville, Kentucky. Currently she teaches at Philadelphia University and moonlights as a freelance designer and illustrator. Her Kalakari alphabet (ornamental caps with an Indian look) is simply stunning. It received the first place award in the 2009 AIGA Center for Cross-Cultural Design Competition. [Google] [More] ⦿
Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a mention of Hamburg, but also a reference to Greatwhite in Beirut, Lebanon.
Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (hand-printed), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).
His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Yonia (rounded script family loaded with opentype features), XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Urban Cutouts (2010), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.
Typefaces from 2014: XXII YeahScript (signage script).
Typefaces from 2015: XXII Awesome Script (for signage).
Free original fonts by Tamon Yahagi: Bharatic (Latin, all formats), Devanagarish (Indic simulation), Ananda (handwriting), Ame, Apparappa-House (2003, handwriting), Hiran-Kanan (kana).
Graduate of the Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften in hamburg. Designer at Designer Shock in Berlin of the fonts DSYogasaanAdvanced, DSYogasaanBeginners (both Indic simulation fonts, now commercial fonts at Die Gestalten) and DSMrGreenies (dingbats), all made in 2001. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oakland, CA-based designer (b. 1975) at FontStruct in 2008 of the smudged typefaces Smudge New Roman and Chinese Chairs, as well as the experimental faces Navajo Blankets, Progesterone, Guru Blackletter (Indic font simulation), June Cleaver (dot matrix), Sugandha Shringar (Indic font simulation), Aravinda Incense Sticks (more Indic font simulation) and Guru Saksha (still more Indic simulation). Wayang Kulit (2008, caps only) was inspired by Javanese shadow puppets. Dafont link. Graffiti fonts made by him in 2008: Professional Muse, Gladiator Cruel. On the side he runs a business selling pin-up calendars. Fontsy link. Home page. Full name Casey Castille Nassberg (nee Shelton). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dead link. Stephan Baitz's informative page about Ancient Scripts and Fonts, including fantasy fonts, alien and sci-fi fonts, Blackletter fonts, uncials, runes, symbolic fonts, Indic simulation fonts, Arabic simulation fonts (such as Caliph) and exotic fonts. Lots of links are provided as well. Fonts are displayed an can be downloaded from an archive. His page looks great too. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian designer (b. 1981) of PixArrows (2010, pixelized arrows), BeijingWigoWhat (2005, Indic simulation face), Coin Locker Datura (2005), Fucked Plate (2005, grunge typeface entirely based on old license plates), Destroyed License Plate (2005), BonesBummer (2005, scratchy handwriting), VerArmy (2005, stencil), Knife Fight (2005), Veru Serif (2005), Belgian Army (2005, no longer offered), Bnko (2005, no longer offered), Abuse (2005, handwriting) and Sweeep (2005, typewriter simulation), PoscaMadThrasherz (2009, graffiti), Rififi Serif (2010, pixel face). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
ECHT is the foundry of Johan Manschot (b. 1974, Utrecht), a Dutch graphic designer who lives in Utrecht. His typefaces includes the counterless octagonal Pavement (2010) and the Indic simulation typeface Barharen Phir Bi (2010). The latter typeface is based on the Hindi text found on Guru Dutt's Baharen Phir Bi Aayengi -film poster (1966). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Stephen Knouse (Essqué Productions) is the Alaskan designer in Wasilla (b. 1976) of several free fonts. These include the display typeface Petal Glyph (2007), Avante Go (2008, avant-garde) and Avante Return (2008, avant-garde). He also created the free comic book fonts Happy Sans (2009) and Happy Serif (2008), Diagano (2012, monoline avant-garde sans), the trekkie typeface Dark Future (2011), and Neon 80s (2010, a rounded sans in the style of VAG Round but more so a faux neon font).
Spyced (2012) evokes Arabian nights, lava lamps, and Indian mystery. In 2014, Stephen designed Geo Grid 9 (a kitchen tile font) and Tall & Lean.
Eyesaw (was: Fontomas.com, or Signalgrau)
Dirk Uhlenbrock's (b. Essen, 1964) studied communication design at BUGH Wuppertal. His typographic contributions were presented under various labels such as Signalgrau, Fontomas.com, Eyesaw, or TypeType.
His fonts: Buddies (funny dingbat font), Scrabble (1999), Pizzo (pixel font, 2000), Accient (2000), EURASIAOblique, Freak (1998), SpaceAge, Fivejive (2000), Missu (2001), T-Series (a family by Stephen Payne (UK, 2000) for Territory), XXX (1998, sexy silhouettes), Y2k (2000), Basm (family by Miguel Basm Visser, 2000), Corner-bi and Corner-mono (both by Ole Fischer for Fischer Jr Design), Persona, Creatures (dingbats by Dirk Uhlenbrock, 1998), Thaipe, Thaiga, (squaregrid (Jay Marley, 2001), Bath (Heiko Hoos, 2001), Honey (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Pinx (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Tuna Salad (Dirk Uhlenbrock, 2001), Evo (2002), EvoThin (2002), Gen3000 (2002), Gen3000Thin (2002), HanneloreOutline (2001), Hannelore (2001), MassBlack (2002), MassOutline (2002), Mass (2002), MassStriped (2002), MassThin (2002), Microbe (2002), PellegriniItalic (2002), Pellegrini (2002), PileOutline (2002), Pile (2002), Rickshaw (2002, Indic letter simulation), Swisz (2002), SwiszThin (2002), TurbonItalic (2002), Turbon (2002), Apollo9, Apollo9Italic, Bite, Blob, BlobThin, Bubble, BubbleWild, Crack, Creatures, Dennis, Dioptrin, Dna, Electrance, Frakt, Launchpad, ORAV, Paul5, Paul6, PlakatOne, PlakatTwo, Push, Rubbermaid, RubbermaidSingle, Ticker, Tubeone, Tubetwo, Tvdinner, TvdinnerFull, Ufo, UfoItalic, Yodle.
Kombi was created in 2003.
The Fontomas CD published in 2005 (40 dollars for 75 fonts) is reviewed by Yves Peters. On it, we find older fonts as well as newer ones by Dirk himself: Ove, Gen1000 (DNA style), Hannelore, Mass, Micro B, Pellegrini (script), Pile, Swisz, Turbon, Rickshow (Indic simulation).
At 14. tage der typographie in 2013, he spoke on Grafik gegen Rechts.
Nabina Ghosh's blog in which he displays his fonts. These include Traffic Police (2008, a stencil typeface based on signage outside a Kolkata police station), BharatLotus (2008, ornamental), English (2008, Indic simulation), Travels (2008), Service (2008), BeanBags (2008, handwriting), Thane (2008, based on taxi stickers in Navi Mumbai), HornPlease2 (2008, signage font), Don'tTouch (2008, hand-printed), Stop Signal (2008, display), Horn OK (2008) and CargoLab (2008, stencil). All fonts are on Indian themes. Free downloads after registration. [Google] [More] ⦿
German foundry, part of Gestalten Designstudio and Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) in Berlin, a company self-described as follows In 1990, industrial design students Markus Hollmann-Loges, Andreas Peyerl and Robert Klanten began to curate and organise prototype design shows commissioned by the worlds biggest consumer fair in Frankfurt in between attending their lectures and writing their dissertations. Very much aware of the limitations of their field of study, they soon moved to Berlin, where they quickly met key people involved in the local Techno and cultural scenes. With the advent of desktop publishing, they formed a loosely organized graphic design agency called Die Gestalten and started designing flyers and posters for clients such as the groundbreaking club Tresor and the annual Loveparade. Its typefaces, by designer:
Graham David Blakelock
Ilkley, UK-based foundry of Graham David Blakelock (b. 1947, York, England). MyFonts sells his fonts. These include faces used in role playing games, often with a medieval look, all published in 2005: Fifteen36 (Venetian with rough edges), Fourteen64 (Venetian with rough edges), High German (blackletter), ItalicHand (inspired by 11th or 12th century Carolingian hand-drawn cursive), Old Russian (fake Cyrillic), Ye-As-Ta (rotated brush style caps), Good Taste (2006), Hieroglyph Informal (2006), Kanjur (2006, Indic simulation face), Mayan (2006, dingbats and Mayan-looking letters), Pepper (2006), Salt (2006).
Max Kisman (b. 1953, Doetinchem) is a Dutch freelance graphic designer who graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier, and taught graphic design and typography at various colleges in the Netherlands in the years following that. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.
His early typefaces: ExtendedMaxMixOne (1991), Rosetta, Jacque (1991, FontFont), Fudoni (1991), the experimental font Linear Konstruct (FUSE 2).
He wrote a coffeetable book on typography in the streets of Paris, but no book store in Paris seems to have it, and I have looked! He is editor of Tribe.
In 2002, he started Holland Fonts. His fonts there: Bebedot Blonde (2002), Bebedot Black, Bfrika (2002, an interesting African lettering font), Cattlebrand (2002), Chip 96 (2002), Chip 02 (2002), Circuit Closed (2002), Circuit Open, Interlace Single (2002), Interlace Double, Mundenge Rock (2002), Nevermind (2003, a cut-out style reminiscent of Saul Bass's movie titling types), Pacific Sans (2003), Pacific Serif (2003), Pacific Standard L, Pacific Standard B, Pacific Classic L (2002, artsy, stylish), Pacific Classic B, Quickstep Regular (2002, an angular font), Quickstep Bold, Quickstep Sans R, Quickstep Sans B, Submarine (2003, an octagonal font family), Traveller Regular (2002), Traveller Bold, Tribe Mono (2003, a tech font), Zwartvet (2002, a Van Doesburg/ De Stijl type font).
Four free ransom note fonts made in 2003: Dutch Doubles, Frisco Remix, We Love Your Font, MaxMix One. At Union Fonts, he (re-)published Bebedot, BFRIKA, Cattlebrand, Chip01, Chip02, Pacific, Quickstep, Submarine and Traveller in 2003, and Mata Hari (Indic simulation typeface in weights called Exotique, Hollandaise and Parisienne) and Xbats (2004, Christmas dingbats) in 2004.
Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.
During his graphic and type design studies at Ecole Estienne in Paris, Hugo Dumont created the Arabic and/or Indic simulation typeface Humanist (2014). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak codesigned 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. [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian type designer (b. Brussels, 1974) who lived in Kessel-Lo. For his M.A. in Reading in 2004, he designed Lungta (2004), an unbelievably gracious bicephalic typeface with Latin text serif and Tibetan components. He says that the design was influenced by Dwiggins. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about Tibetan letterforms. In 2009, he obtained his doctoral degree from Reading on a topic entitled Tibetan Typeforms: from their inception in 1738 up to the present day.
Jo taught or teaches at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (University of Reading), at the Plantin Institute of Typography (Antwerp), at the European Lettering Institute (Bruges), at LUCA (campus Sint-Lukas Brussels), and at KASK School of Arts (HO Gent). In 2012, Jo De Baerdemaeker founded Studio Type in Antwerp (Belgium), and collaborates with international design studios and type foundries.
His typefaces besides Lungta: Wiels (2008, a sans typeface designed for the Centre of Contemporary Art in Brussels, Belgium), Construct (an experimental geometric typeface in which the initial lowercase letters were extended with a horizontal headline as in Devanagari: graduation project at St Lukas College of Art and Design, Brussels), and Elegant Contemporary (2009, a 4-style grotesque done for an arts center in Nottingham, inspired by Hans Möhring's Elegant Grotesk, 1928). Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin: The Javanese typefaces of Johannes Enschedé en Zonen and Lettergieterij Amsterdam voorheen N. Tetterode. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik on The Mongolian script. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. [Google] [More] ⦿
Flash page not accessible to UNIX users. La Laiterie is a foundry started by Paris-based Julien Janiszewski (b. 1973). His fonts sell for 30 to 75 USD. His creations include Ambule (1998, a unicase attempt), Bidule (1997, funny dingbats), Biot (1997, T-26), Curve (1999, Bitstream), Frothy (2000), Grind (2001), Home Script (2000), Indoo (1997, Indic simulation, since 2004 available at Bitstream, including Indoo Ornament), Oeiller (1998, T-26), Petunia (1998-2000), and Ticket d'caisse (1998, T-26). Julien is a freelance graphic designer and type designer, who studied at École Estienne in Paris. At Bitstream, he published the Ambule family (2002), and is planning to publish Curve, Indoo and Homescript as well. At ITC, he published the 8-weight sans family ITC Tabula (2002; since 2006 also ITC Tabula Pro), a typeface first designed for film subtitling. At PsyOps, he made Transfer Sans (2001, with Rodrigo Cavazos). Biot and Frothy won awards at the Bukvaraz 2001 competition, but Frothy was later disqualified by the jury because it was derived from ITC Stone Sans. Julien's touching explanation and apology. Loft (2007-2008) was inspired by wooden type developed during the late 1800s.
London-based [T-26] designer of Paggio (2004), Astro (2004), Devine Town (an Indic simulation font), T-Minus (2003), Jones (2002), Duty (2002), Napier (2003), Doctarine (2002), Pescara (2001) and Fasciani Senza. The grunge family Process was made in 1997. Lee works at Intro in London. At Union Fonts, he published Chube, Dispose, Engage, Headroom (an octagonal almost mechanical font), Quarantine, System02 and Vlad in 2003. At The Type Trust, we find Novacane (futuristic), System02, Dispose and NeoGothic.
Marcela graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the Indic atmosphere typeface Siddhartha, named after Siddhartha Gautama. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bowen Island, BC-based very talented graphic artist, who specializes in custom type and ornaments. With W. Ross Mills at Tiro, she designed Restraint (2007), an ornamental typeface, announced here and here (a bit of simulated Indic). Restraint won an award at TDC2 2008. She designed these titling caps for Thirstype's Playground. Quoting designers from a TDC jury page, Stefan Sagmeister says she is one of the most innovative typographers working today, Noreen Morioka calls her the Doyald Young of her generation, and Sigrid Albert says [she creates] spiritual typography which goes beyond religion. Check out her Love Letters, calligraphic pieces drawn by her in 2008. She teaches typography through Emily Carr Institute in Vancouver, BC. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.
Mark van Wageningen
Cheney, WA-based designer of these typefaces: Arthuriel (medieval), Berkyspex (techno), BeviaGrowth (experimental), Brenin (unicase uncial), Brickfun (pixel), Bywater (uncial), Cheetah (fat display), Cipher (octagonal), Crown (uncial), Delivar, Drive, Drumsage, Efficient, Fanghorne (uncial), Figbead, Gaelothic (celtic), Galiden, Handshake (lego style), Havinoth (uncial), Humolion (experimental), Knowledge (indic simulation), Lancaster (indic simulation), Neoxidan, Nightime (uncial), Ockiahex (hexagonal), Paradox, Parfiche, Piecemeal, Pickel (pixel), Providian (uncial), Realight (fun experimental), Reliner (indic simulation), Rhubarb, Ribbon, Rimvet, Runestick (runes), Sageight, Skipfrog, Subrail, Toystack (pixel), Umbrella (clean geometric face), Valifas (uncial), Webgura, Westmarch. I assume that most faces were done in 2004-2005. [Google] [More] ⦿
Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)
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 and Gigo), 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 Rashmir (Indic simulation inspired by Sanskrit; styles Amal, Baya and Cyra).
Page Studio Graphics (or: Pixymbols)
The fonts (grouped under the name PIXymbols) include ADA symbols v.2.0, Africa, Alphabox, Alphacircle, Ameslan (ASL), Antorff (blackletter), Antorff Fractions, Apothecary, Arrows, Astrology, Backstitch, Boxkey, BoxNLines, Braille grade 2, Casual, Chalk Casual, PIXymbols Chess, Command Key, Courex (typewriter family), Crossword, PIXymbols Deco Glass (2001), Digit&Clocks (+LED symbols), Dingbats&Online, DOSScreen, Fabric Care, FARmarks (Federal Aviation Regulations lettering), Flagman (semaphore), Fractions, Gridmaker, Highway Gothic (U.S. Department of Transportation's Standard Alphabets for Highway Signs), PIXymbols Highway Gothic 2002, Highway Signs (U.S. Department of Transportation), Hospital&Safety, LCD, Linea (2002, prismatic), Luna, Malkoff (calligraphic font), Marina, Meeting, Mejicana (2001, a Mexican party font), Menufonts, Morse, Musica (instruments), Newsdots, Orchestra, Passkey, Patchwork, PCx, Phone, PIXymbolsMusica, Prescott (2001, Western), Penman (2001, connected script), PrimerD (letters with lines), Recycle, Roadsigns, Shadowkey, Signet (family), Signet Shadow, Squared, Strings, Stylekey, Tolerances&Datum, Travel&Hotel, TV List, Unikey, US Map, Vershen (2001), Xcharting, Xstitch. They also sell EPS files of all Arms of Swiss cantons, and many nice initial caps. Look also for Faux Hebrew (simulated Hebrew), as part of the Faux package that also includes Faux Sanskrit, Faux Runic, Faux Hebrew, Faux Japanese, Faux Arabic, Faux Chinese and Faux Chinese Sans.
German artist. Designer at Linotype of the experimental 3-weight family Sinah Sans LT (1994, an Indic simulation font) and the oriental simulation font family Linotype Chineze (2002, part of TakeType 4). In 2003, he created Picture Yourself with Karin Huschka, also at Linotype and reaped an award for it at the Linotype International Type Design Contest 2003. The illustrations in Picture Yourself was based on ideas of the architect Oscar Niemeier.
Tlalpa, Mexico-based art director. Creator of Collette (2007), an exaggerated curly face, almost good enough as an Indic simulation font. In 2010, he made the fat counterless typeface ROMA. He works at ROM, a design and identity studio in Mexico City. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made several pixel or pixelish typefaces from 2010 until 2012, such as Cho Bit, Simple03, Num S01, Plas01, Plas02, Plas03 (Indic simulation or plastic model faces), Cubi01 (cubic face), Beta01, and Angular (mechanical octagonal). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenyan-born England-based calligrapher and designer of ITC Simran (1998, an Indic simulation face). With Colin Brignall, he co-designed the angular blackletter family ITC Werkstatt. The author of Calligraphy--The Rhythm of Writing, he often lectures on on-screen calligraphy, and calligraphy in general. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Satya is co-founder of the The Indian Type Foundry (ITF) in Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India, in 2009. ITF is India's first digital type foundry providing Unicode compliant fonts. He studied at the National Institute of Design (NID) in India and interned with Linotype in Germany. He has also worked at Dalton Maag (London) and L2M3 (Stuttgart). He now works full time at ITF, creating original fonts in all the major Indian scripts along with their Latin companions. Satya studied graphic design at the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, where he specialized in motion picture graphics.
His type work includes ITF Devanagari (2001), this experimental display face (2006), this minimalist face (2007), this experimental sans (2007), Rail India (2007, an Indic simulation face) and this Devanagari (Hindi) typeface (2007). With Peter Bilak, he created Fedra Hindi (2010, ITF). In 2010, he received the SOTA Catalyst Award and published the Kohinoor family for Latin, Devanagari and Tamil.
In 2012, he designed the type family Engrez Sans. With Jyotish Sonowal, he designed the beautiful semi-calligraphic Tulika Bengali. It includes support for the Assamese, Bengali, Bishnupriya Manipuri, Garo, Kokborok, Meitei, and Mundari languages. Kohinoor Latin (2012) is a low-contrast humanist sans-serif suitable for both body and the display text.
The Indian Type Foundry published several typefaces at Google Web Fonts in 2014: Hind, Kalam, Karma, Teko and Rajdhani. Rajdhani is an Open Source typeface supporting both the Devanagari and the Latin scripts. The font family was developed for use in headlines and other display-sized text on screen. Its initial release includes five fonts. Satya Rajpurohit and Jyotish Sonowal developed the Devanagari component in the Rajdhani fonts together, while the Latin was designed by Shiva Nallaperumal.
In 2014, Sanchit Sawaria and Jyotish Sonowal finished the free Google Web Font Khand, an 8-style family of compact mono-linear fonts with very open counter forms. Developed for display typography, the family is primarily intended for headline usage. Its Latin is from Satya Rajpurohit, and Khnad carries the Indian Type Foundry label.
In 2015, Akhand (a condensed sans that covers many Indic languages) appeared at MyFonts, where we learn that Satya Rajpurohit is the designer, but it is unclear who did what.
Designer who used FontStruct to make Bouldo (2010, dotted face), TNR Bold (2009), Balltype (2009), Octastruct (2009), Weejie (2009), Times Neue Roman (2009, called the illegitimate child of Times New Roman and Helvetica Neue (Condensed)), Elion (2009, dor matrix pixel script), Tweed (2009, squarish), Akia (2009, experimental slab serif), Tesla (2009, dotted font based on Superpois), Pressure (2009, severe octagonal family; +Compressed, +Extended), Simplest (2009), Agora, Agora3D and Agora Dots (2009), Simplest (2009), Billboard (2009), Avant (2009), Imprinted (2009, dotted lines), Pivot Fill (2009), Pivot (2009), Handgloves Neue (2009), Paperclipped (2009), Handgloves (2009), Heart (2009), Foldstruct Pix (2009), Foldstruct (2009), Lino (2009), Linea (2009), Eurotype (2009), Stack (2009), Bloc Stripe (2009), Bloc (2009), Stencileaf (2009), Paul Was Here (2009), Sweetness (2009), Squidlike (2009), Rokice (2009), Current (2008), Theory (2008), Apatype (2008), Dot Script (2008), Dotize (2008), Poiis (2008), Poiis Wide (2008), Wired (2008, white on black), Bloct (2008, pixel shadow font), Construct (2008, like Bloct with a crane effect), Mazal (a great rectangular white on black idea), Keyal (Indic simulation with multilines), Squarial (pixelish), Classico, Unireal, Yoko (simple stencil), Splice (squarish condensed), Goodmorning Tokyo (labyrinth-like glyphs), Poii (pixel face), Gogic, Giant, Wikial (diner script simulation), Futoni (squarish letters). [Google] [More] ⦿
Stephen M. Knouse
Makers of the freeware font Samarkan (1993), a Latin font with Indian-looking glyphs. According to this page, Samarkan was made by a fellow called Samarkan. This page attributes it to Ethel Enterprises P.O. Box 1069, Murphy, NC 28906-1069.
Tobias Sommer ("Shasta") is the Geneva, Switzerland-based designer (b. 1986) at FontStruct in 2008 of Great Depression (influenced by headline fonts from 1929), Brutto (headline slab serif), Lame Dude (dripping paint), Toytype (an interesting Indic simulation typeface based on an earlier block font by him called Block On), Teatral and Teatral Fill (gorgeous Western circus style decorative faces), Fickle Mickle, Hard Light (shadow face), Tangram, Tangram Grid, Tangram Grid Rounded (kitchen tile), and Tangram Rounded (octagonal/kitchen tile). In 2009, he added Stylita, Vasyugan, Block On, Cupra, Disparador (mechanical octagonal: +Stencil, +Filled), Exempla Slab Serif, Exempla Sans (Strict, Medium, Ultra Light, Stencil: octagonal family), Stitched Outline, Escheresk (impossible outlines), Capitalia (+Rounded), Vjatka (constructivist), Punched Out (+Fill: pixelish), Cupra.
Additions in 2010: Punchline Filled (athletic lettering), High Voltage, Punchline (ultra heavy octagonal slab; +Filled), Nicotiana (slab serif), Exempla Slab Medium, Punched Out, Exempla Sans Medium (fat octagonal0, Pixel Pandemonium, Tradita, Frostletter (blackletter), Scrambled Script (blackletter), Circle Cult (circle-themed sans).
Typefaces made in 2012: Apodosa (octagonal).
Type Revivals (or: SourceNet)
Tim Ryan is a Thousand Oaks, CA-based type designer and font enthusiast, who has helped me out generously with font links in the 1990s. FontShop link.
His fonts are distributed by ITF and Monotype and Precision Type. Font list: AES, AcmeTR, AdmiralTR, AlpineWhiteTR, AncientTextTR, AssayTR, August family, AutomationTR, BinnerGothicTR, BinnerTR, BlackboardLinedTR, BlackboardTR, BoboCapsTR, BonGuia, Bondage-Oblique, Bondage-Regular, BoomerangTR (1995, a typical art nouveau face), CameraStencilTR, CartoonPartyCapsTR, ChopinTR, CiviliteTR, ClaudiusTR, CollegeCapsTR, CoreDumpTR, DirectionTR, EclipseCapsTR, EngravedTR, ExpressTR, FlairTR, FrenchCapsTR, GabrielleTR, GaelicCapsTR, GoudyMediaevalTR, HelvinBlackTR, HelvinTR, HostessTR, KhayyamTR (Arabic simulation face), KiddoKapsTR, KleukensTR, LadyDawnTR, MaximeTR, ModTR, PencilCapsTR, PlayBlocksTR, SaltinoTR, SansPlateCapsTR, SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, ShalimarTR (Indic simulation), ShalomTR (Hebrew simulation), SimplexTR, SpringtimeTR, SukiakiTR (Japanese simulation), SusieQTR, VarianteInitialsTR, WashingtonTextTR, XerxesTR (Greek simulation face, now at Monotype), SchoolOblique.
Santa Barbara, CA-based SourceNet used to market school fonts, ca. 1992-1994, such as those listed above: SchoolScript-Bold, SchoolScript (1994), SchoolScriptDashed, SchoolScriptLined-Bold, SchoolScriptLined, but also DnealianCursive, DnealianCursiveLined, DnealianManuscript, DnealianManuscriptLined. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typogama is the personal foundry of Swiss designer Michael Parson (b. Geneva, Switzerland, 1979), who published these fonts in 2003 as part of Linotype's Taketype 5 collection: Anlinear LT Std Bold, Anlinear LT Std Light, Anlinear LT Std Regular, Arabdream LT Std (Arabic simulation face), ClassicusTitulus LT Std, Hexatype LT Std Bold, Morocco LT Std, Jan LT Std, Ned LT Std, Pargrid LT Std Cross, Pargrid LT Std Regular, Pargrid LT Std Trash, Piercing LT Std Bold, Piercing LT Std Code, Piercing LT Std Regular, Raclette LT Std.
Most of Parson's fonts cover both Latin and Cyrillic.
In 2004, he made Clans (T-26, blackletter) and Boulas (T-26).
In 2007, still at T-26: Heraldry, Thunderbolt 73 through 76 (from techno stencil to techno sans).
In 2008, at T26: Ealing (geometric sans family, with a hairline), Bauhau (6 weights), Jane (a rounded sans in 12 weights), Quean, Halja (blackletter), Faddish (a high-contrast vogue family), Big Boy (11 styles, a slab family from grunge to regular, accompanied by BigSigns, a hand sign font).
Fonts from 2010: Tinsel (condensed), Rusty (Latin / Cyrillic constructivist typeface inspired by snowboarding), Vindaloo (+Outline, T26), Kimbo (octagonal slabby family), Cyrus (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Calvin (a monoline sans family, +Hairline), Checkpoint (rounded display sans that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014),Fuera (2011, bilined face, T26).
In 2013, he published Calvin (a sans family, T26: the weights range from hairline to heavy black), Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera, Ignorance (a calligraphic typeface), Psalta (an octagonal blackletter typeface), Nadsat (a geometric display sans with some interlocking letters), Cobono (organic sans), Prox (sans face), Zurika (a wonderful crazy script face), Faddish (T26: a fashion mag typeface), Heraldry (T26), Cedi (YWFT: a hand-printed typeface family with huge multi-character ligature set to simulate real handwriting), Tcho (T26: a soft rounded sans family that covers Latin, Thai, Arabic, Greek and other scripts), Dejecta (a striking scratched titling face, T26), Nedo (a bold prismatic display typeface inspired by the work of Nedo Mion Ferrario in Venezuela), Quam (an elliptical sans family), Pictypo (a useful icon typeface).
In 2014, he updated the interlocking poster display typeface Tinsel (T26---original from 2010) and published the fantastic cartoon / comic book typeface family Bangbang. Siggy (2014) is a funky typeface. Lale (2014) uses the opentype features to set up a font system for flowers. Jane (2014) is a rounded sans typeface family. Vulgat (2014) is a vibrant display typeface based on uncial letterforms. Elsuave is a free fat rounded stencil typeface.
Typefaces from 2015: Martinaz (signage script).
500k font file contains Gothic fonts (in truetype) such as AtlanticInline-Normal, AvalonQuestSWFTE, Anglican, AnglicanItalic, Anyway, AvalonQuestOutlineSWFTE, BartBold, BartItalic, BartNormal, BloodOfDracula, Espruar-ElvishFR, ExocetHeavy, ExocetLight, SamarkanOblique (Indic simulation), Abaddon, IslaBella, Baphomet, Bloody. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
American graphic designer (b. 1982) located in Medway, MA, who has created many free fonts, and some low cost commercial fonts. He is also known for his web comic, Dubmarine. Until 2006, all his fonts were free, but starting in 2006, he started selling them via MyFonts. Fontsy link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. Kernest link . Devian Tart link. FontM link. Dafont link. Aka Xaviera Comics.
In 2004, he created Airstrip Four, AlphaEcho, BostonTraffic (stencil), Breakaway, CarbonType (old typewriter), Corporate HQ, DataControl (nice octagonal face), DataControlUnifon, Delta Echo, Eurocentric, FormerAirline, GangofThree (oriental simulation), Helsinki, IonicCharge (LCD simulation), JamPact, KarmaticArcade, KnowYourProduct (stencil), LandSpeedRecord, MajorSnafu (stencil; Major Snafu Pro (2012) is a cooperation with Cheap Pro Fonts), NervousRex, Osaka-SansSerif (techno), PillboxOpaque (dripping blood face), QuickEndJerk, Refrigeration, SiameseKatsong, Tetroserbogia, Umbrage, Virgo01, Whitehall1212, Xenophone (+Pro version in 2011), Yukarimobile, ZonaArmada. In 2005, he designed FrauleinUnifon, Fraulein, Fraulain II, Fraulein Hex, KarmaticArcade, NukuNuku (oriental simulation face), OffshoreBankingBusiness, PlannedObsolescence, TerryScript, Wunderbar, YachtingType, Zero&Zero-Is, Xerography, FrauleinHex, ICBMSS20, ICBMSS25 (stencil faces), Hydrogen Type, Gumbercules, Kremlin (Cyrillic letter simulation; followed in 2010 and 2014 by Kremlin Pro and Kremlin II Pro at CheapProFonts), Johnny Homicide, Lilac Malaria, Motorway, Offshore Banking Business, Planned Obsolescence, Nuku Nuku Paradiso (Asian simulation), Quadrophonic, Ruth Script, Shoplifter (ransom note font), Under Influence (scratchy face), Viva Allende, KarmaticRevolution (with Mike "Karma" Alkire), RanmorianStd-B (artificial language script) and Ex (kana).
His 2006 additions, still free: Big in America, Maxine Script, Gisele Script, Siamese Katsong (oriental simulation), Pokopen, Grecian Formula (Greek simulation), Edo (brush; this became Edo Pro in 2010), Armalite Rifle (grunge stencil; a Pro version followed in 2010), Ruth Script, Terry Script, Oil Age Heiroglyphs (grunge), Nyamomobile (gorgeous futuristic stencil face), Q-Bert's Funeral, Xtreme Chrome, Fawn Script, Ukiah Caps (a hip all caps face), Banzai (fake Japanese), 106 Beats That, Azudings1, Fawn Script, Freelance Kamchatka, and Daisy Script.
Commercial fonts: Sixpak (2008, pixel face), Jaipur (2007, Indic script simulation), Santa Mensch (2006, brush face), Celonius Mark XIX (2006 geometric design), Argon Type (2006, futuristic), India Echo (2007, futuristic), How to Consume Oxygen (2007, grunge), Statue Of Liberty's Underwear (2007, Russian constructivist style), Moon Corps (2007, katakana), Underwood Champion (2008, distressed typewriter), Heavy Data (2008, computer simulation face). Perlmutter (2008) is a Hebrew and Yiddish font designed for the purpose of legibility at great distance (included are niqqud, letters with dagesh, punctuation, sheqel sign, and aleph-lamed ligature). In 2009, he created Edifice Wrecks (graffiti), Damon Script (comic book face) and Maritime Flags and Curses (dingbat face). Fonts made in 2010: Single Sleeve. In 2015, he created Extended Play.
Fonts at FontStruct in 2009: Newhome (LED simulation).
Graphic designer in Bel Air, Mauritius. In 2014, he created the hipster typeface family Silent Lips and the free sans typeface Universe, and its free stencil version, Multiverse. He also created the free Devanagari simulation typeface Padmashri (2014). Fontm link. [Google] [More] ⦿