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Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
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 (b. 1983) 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.
In 2015, he published the free monoline Devanagari font Ananda Ukaliorali, the Sanskrit-inspired Latin typeface Ananda Neptouch Caps and the Devanagari font Ananda Chautari.
Typefaces from 2017: Nepal Lipi.
Typefacs from 2019: Ananda Hastakchyar (script).
Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link. Blogspot link. Devian tart link. Catalog. Another Hellofont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Blogspot link. Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo. [Google] [More] ⦿
While at the National Institute of Fashion Technology, Bangalore-based graphic designer Aswin Menon created the free ball terminal-laden Latin display typeface Mysore (2015). In 2018, he published the Latin / Sanskrit fusion font Yuga, and the squarish futuristic and dystopian cyberpunk typeface Neototem. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces), 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 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 2018: XXII Geom Slab.
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 typefaces 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), Sorcery 6128 (video game font), Satan 1981 (2018), Boulder Dash 6128 (2020, a pixel font), 8Bit Arcade (2020: a video game font), Popincourt 1981 (2020: a condensed squarish sans). Alternate 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, beatnik style) 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. In 2016, he added the octagonal trekkie font Commander Edge.
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 typefaces 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).
During his graphic and type design studies at Ecole Estienne in Paris (2013-2015), Hugo Dumont created the Arabic and/or Indic simulation typeface Humanist (2014). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed Rowton Sans FY, a sans family patterned after Gill Sans in six weights, from Hairline to Bold---named after Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, it has the Gillian lower case g but italic lowercase is a bit too far afield for my own taste, especially the squeezed g.
In 2015, he created the uncial typeface Scylla and the display sans Ban (named after Japanese architect Shigeru Ban, Ban was his graduation typeface). From 2015 until 2019, he is doing a Masters at Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts Décoratifs de Paris.
In 2016, he designed the bitmap-inspired hipster typeface Building (2016).
Indian Summer Studio
Alexander Bobrov (Indian Summer Studio, or simply Indians, Moscow) designed the vintage didone typeface family Dodo (Latin and Cyrillic) from 2008-2012. This beautiful typeface is partly based on Old Standard. His web site shows lots of calligraphic work, but also a few typefaces such as Oriental Font (2015), Photon Display (2014) and Trafareta (2015, stencil).
Typefaces from 2016: Historical Stencil Font USSR 1980 (2016), Geometric Sans Serif, Tanuki, Curly Cyrillic Sans, Historical Geometrical Art Nouveau Study, Indian Stylized Cyrillic, Historical USSR (constructivist), IBM Selectric Typewriter, 1966 Olympia SF DeLuxe Cursive (typewriter font), Moscow Metro, Cynzel (cyrillization).
Typefaces from 2019: Funny Toons (a rounded cartoon family by Ekke Wolf and Alexander Bobrov), Selectric Century (a Scotch Modern / Schoolbook typeface modeled after the famous IBM Selectric golfball font), Aldo New Roman (a modern version of the typeface cut by Francesco Griffo for Venetian printer Aldus Manutius around 1490AD).
Typefaces from 2020: Oriental Kaishu (all caps, oriental simulation), Selectric Melt, Air Force (the official US military fonts/lettering used by US Air Force, US Army, US Navy and US Marine Corps, designed based on the Military Standards and Technical Manual; covers Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), Stone Age (a neolithic font), Selectric Pyramid (a typefwriter font based on Rudolf Wolf's Memphis from 1929), Selectric (a 1315-glyph (!) revival of IBM's famous golfball typeface, Selectric), Dymond (a dymo label font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her visual communication studies at IED Firenze, Livorno (and/or irenze-)-based Isabella Ahmadzadeh created the Indic simulation typeface New Delhi (2013) and Aladdin (2014). In 2016, she designed the cat dingbats in the Kitten typeface family created by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini at Zetafonts in Italy [Kitten at MyFonts].
In 2016, she published the fun Egyptian typeface family Napo (Zetafonts) which is partly free. Leon is the accompanying sans family. Both are named after Napoleon Bonaparte.
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 at the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication (University of Reading). He presently teaches at the Plantin Institute of Typography (Antwerp), at the European Lettering Institute (Bruges) and at LUCA (campus Sint-Lucas Gent). Earleier he taught 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. He received the title Nieuwe Vlaamse Meester in de Kunst in 2017 from the Flemish Government.
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. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw (on reverse italics). Speaker at ATypI 2019 in Tokyo on the topic of Ferdinand Theinhardt's Legacy in Tibetan Typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kisman Studio (was: Holland Fonts)
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.
In 2017, Max Kisman was asked to design a naked font for the Dutch printing association, Drukwerk in de marge. It is called Genitaal XXX.
Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.
La Laiterie is a foundry started by Paris-based Julien Janiszewski (b. 1973), who received a bachelor's degree in graphic design from Besançon and later graduated from Ecole Estienne in Paris. His creations include:
Co-founder and Creative Director of Brand and Digital at Territory. London-based [T-26] designer of Paggio (2004, followed in 2015 by Paggio Nuovo), 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. Hydrant was created in 2011.
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. Her typographic work:
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 typefaces were done in 2004-2005. [Google] [More] ⦿
Baltimore, MD-based designer of Munshi Devanagari (2014), which was conceived during his diploma project at Indian Type Foundry a typeface for immersive reading. In 2016, Ninad was pursuing an MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA). In that same year, he designed the high-contrast Koyla Devanagari typeface, and the Devanagari-inspired Latin typeface Chaplin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Novo Typo (was: Atelier van Wageningen)
Mark van Wageningen is a Dutch type designer. Born in 1969, Mark studied graphic design at the Amsterdam Graphic School and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam before he founded Novo Typo in 2012. Mark lives in Amsterdam. Novo Typo is the type foundry of Atelier van Wageningen.
In January 2015 Mark started the Typewood project. Typewood is a research project about designing, deconstructing, and transforming multicolored digital typefaces into wooden type for letterpress. Ziza, a corresponding project with lead type, followed in 2016. Both projects show the future of multicolored typeface design through the revitalization and deconstruction of typographic traditions. Mark wrote several books about chromatic type design such as the Novo Typo Color Book (2017) and Color and Type (Princeton Architectural Press, 2019).
The display type Stavba (inspired by Rodchenko's constructivist lettering) appeared in 1994 as a part of his presentation for his final examination at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam, and was later renamed Ärst. He continues making display types on his own account. He created the fonts Linotype Cerny (1995, caps only), Linotype Laika and Linotype Sjablony (a roughened stencil font) in 1997.
Fontshop and 2Rebels sell his Gagarin family (2000), which include Anna (constructivist and unicase), Boris, Christa, Dmitri (MICR), Eleno, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor (stencil), Igor, Youri, Leonora (with Nele Reyniers), Magda (with Nele Reyniers), Ossip and Petrov (LED simulation). As he tells it, four Russians, Gustav Klucis, Vladimir Majakovski, Alexander Rodchenko en Gregory Rasputin each had an affair with Anna Gagarin, and out of all that came forth Boris, Christa, Dimitri, Elena, Fjodor, Gregor, Hektor, Igor, Jouri, Kurt, Leonora, Magda, Nina, Ossip, Petrov, Quirina, Rudolf and Sonia.
Atelier Van Wageningen made the curly typeface HC type (2010) for packaging.
Typefaces from 2012 include NT Lucien, NT Plakaty (poster font), NT Theo, the NT Gagarin family, NT Zkumavka (rough stencil based on stencils from the 1920s in Russia; first published in 1995-2002 at Two Rebels), NT Cornelia (wood type caps), NT Novo (with Novo Alla, Bila, Cela, Dada, Enno, Fika, Gigo, Halu (art deco)), Louis Douze and Therese Quatorze, Caren (a soft-edged corporate typeface for a Dutch women's organization, Vrouwen van Nu).
Typefaces from 2013: NT Guru (a layered ornamental type system), Sjiq (with a crazy roofed lower case s), and flower photographic typefaces such as Fall, Lily and Pure. Novo Typo also made several corporate typefaces.
Typefaces from 2015: NT Fata (a layered decorative font family), NT Rashmir (Indic simulation inspired by Sanskrit; styles Amal, Baya and Cyra), Bixa (Bixa Color minisite: a multicolored wood type; winner at TDC 2016 and ProtoType in 2016).
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 were based on ideas of the architect Oscar Niemeier.
Sync (2018) is a 26-style layered font system for chromatic typesetting. The first sketches were inspired by some hand-painted characters on a weathered beach sign at the French Côte d'Argent.
Mumbai, India-based calligrapher, b. 1968. Designer of many Indic simulation typefaces in 2016: Bitling-lipika-Bold-Italic, Bitling-lipika-Bold, Bitling-lipika-Italic, Bitling-lipika-Regular, Bitling-moksh-Italic, Bitling-niks-musical-Bold-Italic, Bitling-niks-musical-Bold, Bitling-niks-musical-Italic, Bitling-niks-musical-Normal, Bitling-shivom-Italic, Bitling-shivom-Regular, Bitling-sujatra-Bold-Italic, Bitling-sujatra-Bold, Bitling-sujatra-Italic, Bitling-sujatra-Regular, Bitling-sulochi-calligra-Italic, Bitling-sulochi-calligra-Regular, Bitling-vedas-Bold-Italic, Bitling-vedas-Bold, Bitling-vedas-Italic, Bitling-vedas-Regular, Bitlingmoksh-Regular. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces), Cubi01 (cubic face), Beta01, and Angular (mechanical octagonal). [Google] [More] ⦿
Daman, India-based designer of the Latin display typeface Ol Chiropus (2017), with shapes based on the Santali script Ol Chiki that was invented in the 1920s by Pandit Raghunath Murmu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenyan-born England-based calligrapher and designer of these typefaces:
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 almost monoline 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. That typeface was followed in 2016 by Akhand Soft.
Jyotish Sonowal extended Hind to the free 10-style Calcutta in 2015.
Satya Rajpurohit designed the sans typeface family Author (2017).
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
Design agency in Paris. Designers of Belbet (2015), a display typeface that is based on Islamic and Indian frames, tiles and buildings. They used the font in an art catalogue, La Belle et la Bête, for the Islamic and Indian art gallery Alexis Renard. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Paris who created the Indic simulation font Indian Fever (2017), the pixacao fonts Brazurban and Brazurban Soft (2017) and the blackboard bold typeface Bang (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typefaces), 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 octagonal), 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 (a modular sharp-edged blackletter with illuminated capitals), 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 Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera (2011), Ignorance (an American 19th century style penmanship font), 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 (2011, a bold prismatic display typeface inspired by the work of Nedo Mion Ferrario in Venezuela), Quam (2012, an elliptical sans family), Pictypo (2012, 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), which won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition, 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 rounded piano key typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Auro (rounded sans), Dejecta (rough and ragged), Apollonius (a swashy didone), Rosengarten (vintage type influenced by Lucian Barnhard), Deleplace (influenced by didones), Furius (Tuscan style).
Typefaces from 2017: Kurstiva (an informal sans family), Banja (a plump signage script), Bignoy (Wild West, modernized), Kimbo (octagonal), Mensrea (organic sans with beveled, inline, and various layered and graffiti styles), Nibbles (a food truck-inspired dingbat typeface), Huggy (an art nouveau typeface influenced by the work of Heinrich Heinz).
Typefaces from 2018: Brinnan (a wide sans), Zoltana (a floriated, abll terminal-laden fancy titling typeface), Genesa, Kufin (a free Kufic emulation typeface), Madden (an angry dry brush poster typeface).
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] ⦿
Creative director in Makassar, Indonesia. In 2017, he designed the marker pen script typeface Fontierra, and the Hindi simulation typeface Mawumeree. In 2018, he designed the great signage script typeface Alamark and Midellion.
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.
In 2004, he created Airstrip Four, AlphaEcho, Boston Traffic (a freestencil typeface), Breakaway, CarbonType (old typewriter), Corporate HQ, DataControl (nice octagonal face), DataControlUnifon, Delta Echo, Eurocentric, FormerAirline, GangofThree (oriental simulation), Helsinki (comic book font), 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, NukuNuku (oriental simulation face), OffshoreBankingBusiness, PlannedObsolescence, TerryScript, Wunderbar, YachtingType, Zero&Zero-Is, Xerography, FrauleinHex, ICBMSS20, ICBMSS25 (stencil typefaces), 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, free distressed typewriter), Heavy Data (2008, a 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).