TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Thu Apr 28 09:08:41 EDT 2016
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10four design group was founded in 2002 by Sue Lepard and Matt Heximer in Vancouver. Matt Heximer and Sue both graduated from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1994. Matt has held senior design and freelance positions in several Vancouver design firms.
Designer of ElDiabloRegular, TechnoOrganic (1996), Swashbuckler-Script (1996), BitchinCamero (1996) at Garagefonts. He also created Halqemeylem Serif (1997) for the Stolo Nation, based on Majoor's Scala. The fonts at 10four design include Adanac (free, clean sans), Bitchin' Camaro (scratchy writing font), Devicq (based on the handwriting of actress Paula Devicq), Downsize, El Diablo (gothic), Lonely Cowboy, Lonely Cowpoke (2010), Mia Pets (dingbats), Swashbuckler, Techno Organic.
In 2007, Matt published the free icon typeface Adanac that contains 62 Canadiana symbols.
In 2014, Heximer created Sonovovitch, a unicase display typeface inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement and Soviet Cold War era propaganda. Although a faux Russian font, Sonovovitch has language support for the true Cyrillic alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The book 45 Symbols published in Köln in 2014 introduces 45 projects of 45 symbols (so 45 times 45 icons in all) created by students from Parsons The New School For Design (New York), Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lebanese American University Beirut. Falmouth University UK, and Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) on a variety of themes. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer (b. 1978) of the dingbat fonts Social Shapes (2015, social media icons), World CXup 2k14 (2014), Social Logos (2011), Clubz (2007, shields of European soccer teams), 2006 Team (2006, soccer team emblems), IT Logos (2005), OpenLogos (2007) and Illustrate IT (2005). Dafont link. Yet another URL. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
He created a font and icons for La Molina Wayfinding (with Sergi Diaz and Jaume Juan).
Denpasar, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2016: Muffet (connected monoline script), Waltus Script (calligraphic and connected), Feruci, Evertype, Breital Script, Castellia, Enough Script, Rollfunk, Hottuf, Staiger (script), Fintype, Themost Script (calligraphic), Fuster Script.
In 2015, he made the brush script typefaces Mauvet Rios, Reusk (a great informal calligraphic typeface), Mostter (calligraphic script), Foldeck (a rounded monoline sans), Quickfox, Serffost, Hurgey, Gothup, Gullick, Wilfur Script and Barkless, the hairline script font Catties, the fine hand-drawn poster font Monofor, the hand-crafted connected script fonts Wellone, Anter Script, Cindelia, Ruffest and Perston, the handpainted Emillyne, Herlock, Forsa, the calligraphic font Herfume (loaded with alternates), the hand-crafted font family Latype (Brush, Hand, Script, Serif, Condensed, Sans, Extras), the brush typefaces Nufertum (a great medieval travel log script), Nufertum Sans, Northline, Stokebridge, Fouyers Script, Heiger Script and Wayback, and of the handwriting font Allegate. He also designed Bubble Tea, Whalerig, Klasdot, Hello June, Retro Board, London Train, Rope&Bag, Strip Box, Yellow Jelly, Wide West, Funky Disco, Fat Burger, Sweet Lollipop, Dance Club, Crazy Type, Avicelyns (a connected script), Blackyard (a monoline connected script), Nanoline Icons which contains 2061 icons divided into 30+ categories: symbol, weather, building, financial & shopping, user, emoticon, hand gesture, medicine, body parts, image, audio, video, music, charts, map, security, document, furniture, kitchen, drink, fruit, food, chat, email, tools, text, communication, business, time, science, laundry, zodiac, kids, energy, animal, clouds, transportation).
Based in Saint Petersburg, Russia, Aleksandra Gundorova created an unnamed Latin alchemic typeface in 2013, and a frid-based constructivist typeface in 2014. Restoran (2012) is a very original symbol font: each glyph represents in iconic abstract form an item on a restaurant menu.
Web designer based in Rome. Creator of Pyconic (2012), an icon font in PNG format with 768 icons. He also has a free 40-icon EPS and truetype font for weather icons called Meteocons (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ukrainian designer. He has a Mega Thumbs Up Icon Set (2015), a Doodle Social Icons Set (2015), and a 3d hand-crafted font called Cracked Font On Chalkboard (2015). In 2016, he made a textured vector format typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Matakana, New Zealand-based multidisciplinary designer whose company is called New Royal Standard. He created the athletic lettering inline typeface Lockout (2012).
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Based in Denpasar, Bali, Alit Suarnegara (Gurita Hitam, b. 1986) created the connected script typefaces Asfrogas (2016), Bromello (2015, brush), Vroffloow (2015, in script and sans styles), Godfeem (2015), Mooglonk (2015) and Kemayu (2015). Other typefaces by Alit include Qarvic (2016, a sans), Qarvic Icon (2016), Morva (2016, a decorative didone), Young Heart (2016, a free vintage typeface with spurs), Floren (2015, a display serif), Lawasth (2015), Mooglonk Serif (2015), the brush typeface The Faino (2015), the tattoo font Alitide (2015), the watercolor brush typefaces Roomfer (2015) and Norffo (2015), the connect-the-dots typeface Circle Line (2015), the beveled typeface Piramid (2014) and the spurred signage typeface Starck (2013).
During her graphic design studies in Barcelona, Andrea arques created the tattoo font Rocker Slab (2014) and Christmas Icons (2014). In 2015, she created the modular typeface Avelli, which was inspired by the calligraphy of Pedro de Madariaga, Joseph de Anduaga y Garimberti, and Torio de la Riva. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angel Suazon Acar
Designer in Bombay, who made a custom Hindi font (2012), as well as a typeface for teaching children how to draw the Latin alphabet. He also created Hexy (2012, a hexagonal family that includes an inline face), Hindustan Hipsters Icons (2012), the thin geometric typeface Elefont Sans (2012) and the paperclip typeface Incomple (2012).
Illustrator and graphic designer in Haifa, Israel, who created the brushy typeface Akula (2014), the chalky typeface Earth Elements (2015), the hand-crafted Simplicity (2015), the poster typeface The Jungle (2015), Rainy Days (2015), Bubble Gum (2015), and several sets of icons.
Typefaces from 2016: Spring. Tel Aviv, HandsUp, Caramel, Ladybug, Carousel, Rainy Daisy, Quick Walk, White Rabbit, Caterpillar, Eucalyptus Tree, Black Moon, Zenith (blackbiard bold style), Nameless (grainy brush). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made the elegant bilined caps typeface Anakiri (2012). During her graphic design studies at BHSAD in Moscow in 2013, she made a great silhouette icon set.
Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the hand-crafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).
Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016) and the hand-crafted typeface Norquay (2016). Creative Market link. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial typefaces include Luco Sans (2009), Sketch Block (2009) and the octagonal family Wombat (2009). Yaa (2010) is a hand-sketched headline font. Dock 11 (2011) is a (free) heavy art deco headline face. Sketch Gothic (2011) is a sketched Franklin Gothic.
In 2014, together with Sascha Timplan at Stereotypes, he created the athletic lettering typeface family Atletico.
Design studio in Gijon, Spain. Its designer studied graphic design in Salamanca. Atipo produced the donationware typeface Cassannet in 2012: this beautiful sans typeface is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.
In 2012, they published the free twitterware round sans family Bariol, which has its own dedicated web page. This was followed by the wonderful set of icons called Bariol Icons. In 2015, they published the tweetware / donationware rounded typeface family Bariol Serif.
The text typeface Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.
They created a bespoke wayfinding font / icon set for London Luton Airport in 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Geomanist---I guess the name comed from geometric and humanist. In general, I can't imagine a worse marriage but this one actually works.
Typefaces from 2016: Seville (a custom font for Fitbit Blaze, based on Bariol).
Mansourah, Egypt (and/or New York City)-based designer of the Latin sans typeface Firsta (2012). Now based in New York City, he also designed the free font/a> Burnit (2012), and the rounded typefaces Cobera (2013), Limon (2013), Over Sea (2013), Bazyl (2013), Fada (2013), Fagr (2013), Coll 3D (2013), Cool Bold (2013), Maw (2013), Awesome Outline (2013) and MyBold (2013). He also made Up Down (2013), Carpenter Tools (2013, dingbats), Stop It (2013), Bold Box (2013), Youm (2013), Quick Run (2013), Gangnam (2013), Prison Tattoo (2013), Web Tools (2013, icons), Labels (2013), Social Media Font (2013), Shehab (2013) and Social Font Icons (2013). He runs Fontm.com.
In 2013, Banzai Tokyo published the icon font Web Hosting Hub Glyphs Essentials.
Typefoundry in Opoczno, Poland. Their type designs include the all caps poster typeface WILK (2012: This font was created specially for fairy tale of Little Red Riding Hood and it was inspired by the big bad wolf), STIFF (2012, a squarish typeface), Borba (2012, a minimalist monoline sans typeface), Borba Sans (2012, a rounded monoline sans family), Frykas Regular (2012, a minimalist monoline sans typeface), Pasek (2012, an octagonal paper-fold typeface based on two-sided paper), Vintage Wedding (2012, a set of 355 icons divided in three fonts, Table, Arrows, and Symbols, but there also other icons such as telephones, neckties, hearts, wedding gear, and so forth), and Retro Frames (2012).
Illustrator and designer in Valencia, Spain, who studied at the University of Salamanca, class of 2014. She designed some icons (2016) and published the remarkable knife cut typeface Mudanzas (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, Australia, who created Network Typeface (2014). This modular chromatic typeface lends itself easily to glyph compositions in Latin, Chines and devanagari, and is also usefl for creating icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)
Belgrade-based creator of these typefaces in 2012: Hokus Pokus (hand-printed), Airport Arrival, Trotoar (grunge).
Chilean codesigner (with Dominique Tetzner) of the icon typeface Pictos Latinos, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. In 2015, she published the serif typeface Manola from her new home in New York City, as well as the text typeface Ramiro and the angular italic typeface Violeta, which were created during her studies at Type@Cooper. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
BluGraphic (Wassim Awadallah, Beirut, Lebanon) specializes in free v ector format graphics including some typefaces. These include the modular sans typeface family Form (2014), and a collection of vector format icons (2013), weather symbols (2013) and arrows (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bobby Voeten (Crop, Amsterdam, The Netherlands) designed the animated sans typeface Haywire in 2014 and Rubber Font in 2015. In 2015, he also designed Exova Dashboard Icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joe Jimenez (aka Breezi) is the creator of the free font Breezi Icon Set (2012).
Brand and digital design agency in Coimbra, Portugal, est. 2005. Behance link. In 2015, they published the semi-stencil bilined typeface Nomada (by Bruno Rodrigues), and a set of icons called Building Pictogram. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kycka (2011) is a hand-printed slab serif family designed for children's books. Karty (2011, Eurotypo) is a blackboard bold pair of typefaces inspired by Baskerville. Marilyn (2011, Eurotypo) is an informal bouncy heavy sans face. Natalie (2011) is a condensed slab serif face.
In 2012, she published the connected script family Gilda, the informal cursive typefaces Zanya, Miss Seshat (Eurotypo) and Belha, the script typeface Lirio (Eurotypo), the hand-printed Pimpin, and the fat finger family Souffle.
Typefaces from 2013: Aleka (a vampire script in the style of Bombshell Pro), Mots (a light feminine script), Vernaccia, Eydis (connected script), Bonna (a successful calligraphic family), Rocha (funky cartoon style), Mussa (a curly children's book font), Onna (multiline script), Blondy (curly signage script), Gemma (connected script), Gemmadonati (another connected script), Lavinia (signage script), Ameglia (seductive upright flourished vernacular script).
Typefaces from 2014: Juliette, Urbis (curly script), Tansy (a charming connected script), Flamenca (connected script), Mde Sade (flowing wedding script), Nubila, Gardeny (script), Eroli (connected calligraphic script), Andria (script), Kumma (script), Tout, Tout Web Icons, Tout Restaurant Icons.
Typefaces from 2015: Parisi (calligraphic script), Scintillae Script, Santa Rita (signage script), Kira (brushy font), Amorino, Aprilis (signage script), Redbird (brush script), Muscari (connected script), Ambar (connected script with a roman caps set called Ambar Serif).
Buenos Aires-based designer of an identity and an icon set for Republica de los Niños (2012).
In 2013, she started working on Kaiser Type.
Carrois Type Design
Carrois Type Design (Berlin, Germany) started up officially ca. 2010, although Ralph du Carrois has been designing typefaces since ca. 2002. This dynamic company in Germany has three art directors, Jenny du Carrois, Anja Meiners and Botjo Nikoltchev. All three also design typefaces, as well as Adam Twardoch, Andreas Eigendorf and Ralph du Carrois himself. The company specializes in custom type.
Typefaces (a *very* incomplete list, with apologies, but I can't tell from the web site who made what...):
About Ralph du Carrois, b. 1975: He graduated at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 2004 with his first typeface family PTL Maurea. Since 2000 he has worked for different companies or agencies. In 2003 he founded the studio seite4 in Berlin with its main focus on type design and corporate identity design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Casiopea is a design cooperative in the style of a Spanish language wiki, and is associated with EAD rquitectura y Diseño PUCV in Chile.
One sub-project is the Hospital signage project started in 2011 by Sofia Savoy and Gley Riquelme in Santiago. This led to a free sans typeface Hospital, and an accompanying Hospital Icons font. Both are graphic design graduates from Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, or PUCV.
Portland, OR-based graphic designer who made Traditional Aztec (2013), a typeface custom made for American Trails in Talent, OR. She also designed a set of aquarium pictograms in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Iowa State University, now based in San Francisco. In 2016, she designed the display typeface The Curl, which is inspired by curled paper. She also made Tarot Card Icons (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
British creator of The Dog Ate My Homework (2016), Social Circles (2016, web icons), Christopher's Scribble (2013) and Arty Signature (2013).
During his studies in Antiguo Cuscatian, El Salvador, Chrystian Zaldana created the display typeface Added (2013). He also designed a set of mock icons for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. [Google] [More] ⦿
Italian designer in London who created the futuristic typeface Space, the modern geometric sans typeface King Lear, and the free Peignotian typeface family Audrey in 2016. In 2015, she made a free EPS format set of icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Haiku, Maui, HI-based designer of the display typeface Boga (2015) and the free 3d Escher effect font Volume (2015). He also made vector hand icons and a free AT Vecor Symbol Logo font. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stockholm-based creator of the free icon font Entypo (2012).
Daniel Peralta Casanova is a graphic designer, type designer and teacher in Santiago de Chile. He graduated from the Universidad Católica de Chile. Currently, he teaches typography and information design at Universidad de las Américas, DuocUC and Inacap in Santiago de Chile. Creator of Via Sans (2014, Latinotype), a wayfinding typeface family with eight rounded styles and a set of pictograms inspired by Steile Futura and DIN 1451.
Daniel Utz lives in Stuttgart, Germany. Involved in corporate (graphic and type) and interactive design, he also teaches digital typography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Designer of FF Netto (2008), a simple rounded sans family created for minimalist designs, signage, and pictograms. This was extended to FF Netto Icons UI in 2014.
Graphic designer in Sierre and Lausanne (Switzerland). During his studies at ECAL (Lausanne), he made a cinematographic signage typeface called Geraldine (2011, named after Geraldine Page). Baskervilaine (2013) is a tweaked version of Baskerville. Severine (2013) is an ornamental caps typeface. Le Moche (2012) is a grotesk typeface. Sugarnir (2013) is a rune font.
In 2014, he designed the sans typeface Fryda (free beta version).
Designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. During her studies at SENAC, she created the warm serif typeface Humbond Regular (2012) and the Victorian display typeface Deffugia (2012). In addition, she created Adventure Game Icons (2011) and Alien Pictogram Set (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital designer in Johannesburg, South Africa, who was part of the international effort in 2014 to create 45 icon sets that explain the self-destruction of the world. The book 45 Symbols published in Köln in 2014 introduces 45 projects of 45 symbols (so 45 times 45 icons in all) created by students from Parsons The New School For Design (New York), Academy of Media Arts Cologne, Hong Kong Baptist University, Lebanese American University Beirut. Falmouth University UK, and Universidad de los Andes (Bogota) on a variety of themes. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Italy, freelancing in Berlin. Specializing in icons. He created the large free icon sets Linea (2014, including music, weather, e-commerce, software, arrowed and other subsets: free) and Outlined Icon Set (2014, free). See also PixsHub in New York City. [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian (b. 1978) who lives in Brussels, aka Dasmuse. Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the robotic dingbat fonts PolyFace, robo, robo2, LostRobo and BlocFace. Alpha 63 (2008) is a fat, futuristic face. In 2009, he added Monsterz and trubik77 (ultra fat techno face).
French designer of the free hand-crafted typeface Metrique (2014), which is based on China ink lettering done with a Rotring pen. In 2015, he created the grungy typeface Internet and the icon font Webs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Denis A. Serikov
Eagle Mountain, UT-based creator of free and commercial fonts and icons, ca. 2014---often poster fonts in the style of Pintassilgo or Hanoded---including Pleasantly Plump Icons (2013), Skewed Icons, Stacked (2013), Torple (2014), DubBub (2014), End To End Mini (2014), The Right Stuff Mini (2014), Gab Mini (2014), Two and Two Mini (2014), Peabo (2014, stars and stripes font), Forfty Mini (2014), Scribble (2014) and Quick & Dirty Mini (2014).
For a school project at the National Academy of Art in Sofia, Bulgaria, Deyan Sedlarski created the geometric Latin / Cyrillic typeface Klamer (2014). He also created an extensive series of car wash pictograms. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designerr in Moscow who made a colorful Cyrillic stencil alphabet dedicated to Neville Brody (2015). Other typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic include Hollow Pixels (2015), Adhesive Tape (2015), and Multicolore (2015, a rounded sans done for his graduation). He also designed the pictograms Olympic Gods (2015) and Sportsmen (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free sports logo or children's scanbat typefaces LFP (2014), NCAA The Americans (2014), NHL East (2014), MLS East (2014), NHL West (2014), MLS West (2014), MLB NL (2014), NFC (2014), Disney Family 1 (2014), NBA West (2014), NFL AFC (2014), MLB AL (2014), NBA East (2014), NCAA Big 10 (2014), Mosaic Sone (2014) and Black Hoops (2014). In 2014, he also made the dingbat fonts Shrek, Thanksgiving Day, Thanksgiving Turkey, MAC, C-USA, Christmas, New-year, Santa, Winter, Xmas-Gift, xmas-tree, Premier League, Calcio, SEC, Pac 12, NCAA ACC, Ligue 1, Disney Halloween, Halloween Logo, Autumn, Monster High, Bundes Liga, Big 12, Halloween Happy, Halloween, Finest, Pixar2, Pixar1, Shades of Grey [scanbats related to the movie 50 Shades of Grey], Princes and Summertime, and the dot matrix typefaces LED Bus and Black Ball.
Typefaces from 2015: Famous Car 1, Brasileirao, World Cup Logos, Ancient Weapons, Guns 2, Helmets, Cowboy, Horses 1, Fast Food Logos, Guns, Olimpic Icons 1, Winter Sport, Peppa Pig, Mickey Vintage, Proton Style, Sun Belt, MWC, King Lion, Social Manual.
Russian typefoundry, est. 2014 by Dmitry Goloub, the Moscow-based codesigner with Lucas Perdidaão of the free grid-based art deco typeface Bobber (2012, in ai format) and of Alpine (2014). From 2009 until 2010 and again in 2012, he lived in Firenze, Italy.
Typefaces from 2013 include Bolognese Sans, Moor (multilined art deco family), Bobber Script, and Bread & Milk Sans. Genplan (2013) is a great free layered inline typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is based on 1930s Soviet poster types. See also TT Genplan Pro (2014).
Cittadino Symbols (2013) is a free rounded city traffic icon font related to a Milan subway project. In 2013, this was replaced, still for the Milan metro maps, by Meneghino Wayfind, a tweetware typeface that was influenced by PT Sans Caption.
In 2015, Goloub created Ardent: Ardent is my Sergey Chekhonin-inspired typeface. Ardent is an attempt to prove that the bizarre Cyrillic letterforms of 20s are still decent for use in modern design, even in Latin script. It is highly ornamental and lapidary. Still in 2015, he designed the sans typeface family Intersans (a multilingual Swiss army knife sans), which supports Extended Latin, Extended Cyrillic (including Bulgarian and Serbian Cyrillic), Polytonic Greek, Armenian (Asomtavruli, Nuskha-khutzuri, Mkhedruli, Mkhedruli Mrglovani), Georgian and Hebrew. It also includes true italics, small caps, small caps italics and a lot of pictograms.
Carlsbad, CA-based creator of the Pictos1 and Pictos2 series of commercial dingbats. He drives home the point that for icons and logos, one can now use CSS and @font-face to use scalable fonts instead of static images. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance designer in Porto, Portugal, who created the free monoline rounded typeface Big Foot in 2014. He also designed a set of compass-and-ruler pictograms for APPC (Associação do Porto de Paralisia Cerebral). [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian graphic designer. Creator of the modular organic typeface Hello Mother Nature (2015). She also created a beautiful set of pictograms in 2015 for the film Les Grandes Tueuses, which was commissioned by Médecins Sans Frontières. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emil Kozole (Ljubljana, Slovenia) studied communication design at Central Saint Martins London. He created the slab serif typeface Sarajevo (2012), Icons Night Out (2012), the artsy art deco typeface Typometry (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and the information design typeface family Signalia (2012). Free download.
Attitude (2013) is a 7-style semi-alchemic typeface family. Random (2014) is a large and very pretty ransom note family. In Project Seen (2014), he provides three free typefaces, See Underline, Seen Strikethrough, and Seen Blackout, that make use of Opentype tables to automatically censor words the NSA is looking for in text monitoring programs according to an NSA Prism database of terms originally leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013.
In 2015, he designed the monospaced typewriter typeface Resolution at The Designers Foundry.
Valencia-based illustrator and graphic designer, who created the thin monoline unicase typeface Mano de Santo (2012). In 2014, he made several sets of pictograms: Vecomancy, Website, Horta. [Google] [More] ⦿
Timisoara, Romania-based designer of Epic Outlines (2015, an icon font with 1000+ vector format icons). It seems trhat there is also a programming font embedded in it. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
ErlerSkibbeTönsmann is an agency for corporate, editorial and typeface design in Hamburg, Germany. Its main type designer is Henning Hartmut Skibbe, a German communications designer located in Potsdam and/or or Hamburg, b. 1979. He studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and was a typeface design student of Luc(as) de Groot. Skibbe's typefaces:
During her studies at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava, Slovakia, Ester Nemcova created a connect-the-dots icon font called Dots (2013). She also made Icons of Bratislava (2015). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethan Paul Dunham
Exclamations (or: The Boutons)
Gary David Bouton and Barbara Bouton's site is called Exclamations. In 2015, Gary went commercial as Gare.
Their typefaces: International Symbols (2015, an icon font), Twooth (2015), Greek Diner Inline (2015, based on Carol Twombly's Lithos), BifurOverlay (2015, an overlay font based on Cassandre's Bifur (1929)), Bouton Kursiv (2008), Odissey (2008), Russel Write (2010), Elephants and Bears (dingbats), GreekDiner Inline, GeotypeTT (1997), WebKnobsTT (1997), Beacon (2008, a Schwabacher), BOUTON Nouveau Ornaments II (2009), BifurFoundation (2010), BifurOverlay (2010, after Cassandre's Bifur), Frankfurter Venetian (2008, fat rounded horizontally striped all caps face), Folks (medieval caps), Nouveau Rococo Deco Dings I (2008, art nouveau ornaments), Simulata (2006, geometric deco typeface with Bifur influences), Whimsy (comic book font), SymbolsTT (1998, charityware dingbat font).
Fábio Duarte Martins
In 1993, Olaf Stein and Johannes Erler founded their studio Factor Design in Hamburg. Today, Factor Design is a team of designers and project managers working with clients in Germany and throughout the world. Designers in 1993 of the FontFont fonts FFDingbats-ArrowsOne, FFDingbats-ArrowsTwo, FFDingbats-BasicForms, FFDingbats-Number, FFDingbats-SignsOne, FFDingbats-SignsTwo, FFDingbats-SymbolsOne. Its 2009 extension FF Dingbats 2.0 is due to Johannes Erler and Helmut Skibbe. FontShop link for Stein. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Scola Superior de Educação de Coimbra, Portugal, Filipa Diniz (b. Coimbra) created the sans typeface Old Flint (2013) and a number of internet icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Flat icons and icon fonts
A great list of links to icon fonts, compiled by Chris Coyier. Some of these include picture icons (not fonts) in various formats, such as Ecqlipse 2, Glyph Icons, Mini Icons Vol 1 (by Facundo Gonzalez), Vector icons, Icon Sweets 2, Social Media Icons by Gedy Rivera, Glyphish (by Joseph Wain), Glyphicons (by Jan Kovarik), Symbolicons (plus special sets called Weather and Veggie), iPhone UI Icon Set (by Eddit), Glyph and Simplicity (by Icon Eden). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch freelance graphic designer (b. Almelo, 1985) living in Granada, Spain, and/or Nijverdal, The Netherlands. Creator of the free rounded sans typeface FV Almelo (2012), which was designed using ruler and compass. FV Granada (2012) is a contemporary monoline sans typeface. FV Deventer (2012) is a wavy antique almost Victorian font. Floris also created Hipster Icons.
March 6, 2012--a sad day for hackers. On this day, LulzSec, one of the noblest hacking groups in the world, got tricked by the FBI. But there is good news on the web font side. Dave Gandy's FontAwesome (a free icon font) and associated code are beautiful examples of how it must be done. The 150 icons, originally designed for use in Twitter, are placed in special positions in the font, while the accompanying css file then defines the symbols neatly. In fact, the css file now does the mapping. This is a great effort worth keeping an eye on. GitHub link. Additional download.
Iconic font scissors. This free tool can be used to combine icons into a single font. There is, for example, a tool called svg2ttf. The authors are Roman Shmelev, Vitaly Puzrin and Aleksey Zapparov.
Fonts from which compositions can be made:
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Behance link. Dafont link. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov codesigned the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
Berlin-based FontShop International, started by Erik Spiekermann, Joan Spiekermann, and Neville Brody in 1989/1990, offers its own line of digital fonts under the FontFont label. The FontFont library contains around 2,000 original fonts. Its designers included Just van Rossum, Erik van Blokland, David Berlow, Max Kisman, Tobias Frere-Jones, Fred Smeijers, Martin Majoor, and many others. FontShop has offices in San Francisco as well. In July 2015, FontShop and FontFont were bought by Monotype.
They are focusing on web fonts today. Their initial web font package included DingbestWeb, DroidsWeb, InfoWeb-Bold, InfoWeb-Italic, InfoWeb-Normal, KosmikWeb, MarketWeb, PixelsDream (by Zuzanna Licko), SheriffWeb-Bold, SheriffWeb-Italian, SheriffWeb-Roman, TrademarkerWeb, TypestarWeb-Black, TypestarWeb-Normal.
The free fonts page has InterOffice (two dingbat fonts made in 2001 by Andreas Jung, Markus Hanzer, David Berlow, Fedor Hüneke, Erik van Blokland, Robert Snider, chester, Hans Reichel, Nicole Kapitza, Christoph Kalscheuer, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Paul Neville, Barbara Klunder, György Szönyei, Matthias Thiesen, Norbert Reiners, Joancarles Casasín, Gert Wiescher, Fabrizio Schiavi, Mindaugas Strockis, Theo Nonnen, Alan Greene, Donald Beekman, Martin Wunderlich, Critzler, Stefan Kisters, Dung van Meerbeeck, Ole Søndergaard, Nick Shinn, and Mårten Thavenius), FF Dingbest (by Johannes Erler and Olaf Stein), FF Xcreen, and many Euro symbols to go with their standard fonts.
FontHead Design (Wilmington, DE) sells cool fonts designed by Ethan Dunham (b. 1972, Glens Falls, NY). A partial list: Mother Goose (2008), Allise, GoodDogCool, Fontheads (dingbats), Randisious, Greyhound (1997, an arts and crafts face), Rochester, Samurai, AsimovSans, Gurnsey20, Scrawl, BadDog, Holstein, SlackScript, Bessie, SloppyJoe (gone?), Blearex, HandSkriptOne, SmithPremier, BlueMoon, HolyCow, SororityHack, Bonkers, HotCoffeeFont, SpillMilk, BraveWorld, Isepik, Sputnik, Brolga, TekStencil, Carnation, Mekanek (1995), Teknobe (1995), Merlin, Toucan Grunge (gone?), Tycho, TypewriterOldstyle, MotherGoose, Croissant, Democratika (now Americratika--I think Emigre forced FontHead to change the name), Noel (1996-1997, Lombardic all caps face, with an open version added), LillaFunk (gone?), Margo Gothic (gone?), Toddler (gone?), NoelBlack, WashMe, Diesel, Orion, Gritzpop, Pesto, BattleStation, CircusDog, Dandelion, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Navel, ShoeString, Stiltskin, ZipSonik. Plus JohnDoe, and old typewriter font. Free fonts: Font Heads (dings), Smith Premier, Vladimir, Tycho, Typewriter Oldstyle, ScareCrow, Millennia, SpillMilk, GoodDog, Holstein, Red Five. All formats, Mac and PC. In the comic font series, look for Stan Lee (now Comic Talk), FH Excelsior (now Titlex), Grimmy (now Flim Flam), and Kirby (now Grit).
Fonts created in 1999: AppleSeed, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, DingleHopper, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, Smoothie, Swizzle, TwoByFour, VeryMerry. Made in 2001: ButterFinger, ButterFingerSerif, CatScratch, Catnip, FighterPilot, FrenchRoast, Handheld, HandheldItalic, HandheldRaised, HandheldRaisedItalic, HandheldRound, HandheldRoundItalic, Kingdom, OldGlory, Quadric, QuadricSlant. MyFonts page.
In 2006, several dingbats fonts were added, such as the ClickBits Arrow series and the ClickBits Icon series.
In 2008, he created InfoBits Things and InfoBits Symbols, Abigail, Assembler, Click Clack, Drawzing (children's font), El Franco (grunge), Good Dog New (hand-printed), Helion (futuristic), Lead Paint (brush), Schema (architectural lettering), Skizzers (hand-printed), Tachyon (2008, techno, futuristic). Free font download. This place has Allise, Americratika, AppleSeed, AsimovSans, Asterix-Blink-Italic, Asterix-Blink, Asterix-Italic, Asterix-Light-Italic, Asterix-Light, Asterix, BadDog, BattleStation, Beckett, Bessie, BlackBeard, Blearex, BlueMoon, Bonkers, BraveWorld, Brolga, BrownCow, Carnation, CatScratch, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CircusDog, CornDog (2004), Croissant, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, Dandelion, Dannette-Outline, Dannette, DayDream, Democratika, Diesel, DingleHopper, DoomsDay, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Font-Heads, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, FunkyWestern, Goliath, GoodDog-Bones, GoodDog-Cool, GoodKitty, Greyhound, Grimmy, Gritzpop, GritzpopGrunge, Gurnsey20, HandskriptOne, Holstein-Bold, Holstein, HolyCow, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, HotCoffeeFont, HotTamale, Isepik, JohnDoe, JollyJack, Keener, Klondike-Bold, Klondike, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, LillaFunk, LogJam-Inline, LogJam, MargoGothic, MarvelScript, MatrixDot-Condensed, MatrixDot, Mekanek, Merlin, Millennia, Mondo-Loose, MotherGoose, Navel, Network, Noel, NoelBlack, Oatmeal, Orion, Pesto, Randisious, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, RedFive, Rochester, Samurai, Scarecrow, Scrawl, ShoeString, ShoeStringRound, SlackScript, SloppyJoe, SmithPremier, Smock, Smoothie, SororityHack, SpaceCowboy, SpillMilk, Sputnikk, StanLee-Bold, StanLee-BoldItalic, StanLee-Regular, Stiltskin, Submarine, Swizzle, TekStencil, Teknobe, Torcho, ToucanGrunge, TwoByFour, Tycho, Typewriter2, TypewriterOldstyle, VeryMerry, Vladimir, WashMe, Watertown-Alternate, Watertown-Black, Watertown-Bold, Watertown, ZipSonik-Italic, ZipSonik, ZipSonikSketch-Italic, ZipSonikSketch.
Font Squirrel carries ElliotSix (simple handwriting), GoodDog (children's hand) and Millennia (squarish). In fact, in 2009-2010, Ethan Dunham became a very active web font persona, offering a commercial web font service, Fontspring, and a free font service, Fontsquirrel.
Fonts With Love (was: Heimat Design)
Iconized (2013) contains more than 220 icons like arrows, filetype, media, eCommerce, network and devices, contact, service navigation and social network-icons.
Klartext Mono (2014) is a monospaced monoline sans with a large x-height and superelliptical curves.
In 2016, he published the text typeface family Ethos.
Gabriel de Souza
Designer at EF English First. Moscow-based creator of Foxtrot Icon Set (2013), which she calls a constructivist collection of icons. She also made the stocky angular newspaper typeface Virginia Lives (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. Linkedin link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance designer in Berlin who graduated from the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. Creator of the didone typeface Evoque (2014). In 2012, she created Nightclub Wayfinding Icons.
Gary David Bouton
Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)
Gaslight-type-foundry is collaboration between three type designers---Valery Zaveryaev, Maria Luarvik, and Roman Shchyukin---, founded in 2011. Valery Zaveryaev is a Russian designer (b. Bryansk, 1977) at LetterBe, who created the octagonal family Teco (2005), the display typeface Brut (2005), the clean sans family Maza (2005), the informal unicase family Rezerv (2009, inspired by a logo he created for Evroterm), Barrez (2010, a techno family inspired by the TC-Helicon logo), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005).
He lives in Bryansk. All his fonts are Latin/Cyrillic.
In 2011, Zaveryaev set up the commercial foundry Gaslight. Fonts there include the elliptical family Maza (2005), the angular elliptical family Barrez (2010), Brut (2005), and the stencil typeface Marshrut (2005). Electrolize (2011) is a free squarish typeface available from Google Web Fonts. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed typeface made by Roman Shchyukin.
Rock Logo (2012) is a metal band / tattoo font codesigned with Roman Shchyukin. Wide Display and Wide Display Ribbon are unicase headline typefaces. Teco Sans (2012) is an octagonal military typeface family, accompanied by the icon font TecoSymbol (2012) and the stencil family Teco Sans Stencil (2012). Teco Serif (2012) is an octagonal slab version of Teco Sans.
Still in 2012, Zaveryaev designed Actio, Roz (rounded sans family), Wary (pop art typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014), the fat display overlay families Quadratish Serif and Quadratish Solid.
Typefaces from 2014: Dotee (octagonal paper cut-out typeface, by Valery Zaveryaev and Maria Luarvik), Sofya.
Typefaces from 2015: Mx and My (Peignotian caps typefaces).
At the Universidad de Cuenca, Ecuador Geovanny Gavilanes designed the free spurred and diamond-studded vintage typeface Caja (2016), Inglorious Basterd Icons (2015, based on Quentin Tarantino's movie) and the free SVG format Antique Weapons Icons. In 2016, he created the free orthogonal deco typeface Cortana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Toronto, Canada-based designer of the LED font Conceptual (2016, for Latin and Hebrew), Sports Icon Set (2016), Fastfood Icons (2015), and the Hebrew display tyepface BaShalom (in peace). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Turin, Italy, Claudio Gomboli now lives in Osaka. He set up Grafisticceria. Claudio created a commercial icon font called World Outside in 2012.
Guido de Boer
Cairo-based artist. Creator of Brink (2014), a Latin typeface that was designed for a water recycling campaign. In 2016, she designed the circle-based Arabic typeface Seen. Also a talented illustrator, she created, e.g., Daily Routine Pictogram (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris' Colorado Springs, CO-based foundry sells five fonts designed by himself, SignPix (1, 2, 3, 4), Earth Font One (1993), PictographOne (1996), and Strasbourg (blackletter) through Fonthaus and Agfa/Monotype. It specializes in tourist and road signs. Harris Design will turn your logo into a (TTF or type 1) font. List of fonts.
Jim Harris made the old shareware fonts Bellerose (1992, an avant-garde face: poster by Benbouzid Fatim-Zohra), Mazama, Premium Thin, RhyoliteVertical (1990) and Andesite (1991) which can be found on many archives. He also made Harris Modern Extended.
Hurghada, Egypt-based designer of the free hand-crafted typeface Kiwi (2016) and the free hand-crafted poster typeface Tython (2016). In 2016, he published the free hand-crafted typeface Claws. He also made tweetware vector format icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented visual designer in Bari, Italy. Creator of the hand-crafted poster typefaces Neretto Sans (2015, thick and black), Organic Tobacco (2015) and Sensi Bold (2015), and the elegant rubber stamp-inspired Marinaio (2015). In 2016, he published Fibon Neue (a 32-style modern sans family with Low contrast), Cuciniere (a fun hand-crafted typeface with interlocking ligatures and food icons), Regime Grotesk (influenced by the fascist era in Italy), Scritto Sans, Monique (monospaced and monoline), Abside (a geometric sans), Esther (a hand-crafted antiqua), Fibon Sans and Zenzero Grotesk (tribal and unexpected). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hello Brio Studio
Jennifer Coyle (Hello Brio Studio) is the Philadelphia, PA-based designer of the hand-crafted blackboard bold typeface Sweet Pineapple (2014, tweetware). Other creations include hand-drawn dingbat sets such as Doodlebots (2014), Doodled Vector Icons (2014), Drink + Cocktail Vector Illustrations (2014), and Doodled Animals (2014). In 2015 she made Yellow Canary (hand-crafted all caps font), Sunny Side Up, Paperweight (hand-crafted poster font), Elbow Room, Everything Is Golden (brush font), and Doodled Coffee Icons.
Typefaces from 2016: Homebrew.
Henning Hartmut Skibbe
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the free curvy comic book typeface Outsider (2016) and the rounded angular typeface Godsmith (2016). He also made several sets of commercial icons. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, Pickering designed the thin octagonal typeface Squib.
Holmkvist Creative is the London-based studio of Robert Holmkvist that created the octagonal typeface family Labour that includes a few stencil styles (2013). Into Film Rounded is a rounded bubblegum sans typeface. It was created for Into Film, a film education charity that puts film at the heart of the educational and personal development of children and young people aged 5-19 across the UK. Avios (2014) is a set of custom icons for Avios.
Decade (2015) is a piano key typeface influenced by Albers, Crouwel, Garland and Gerstner.
Guildford and/or Cranleigh, UK-based creator of the pixelish typeface Speakerbox (2014), the hipster typeface Yelofinch (2014), Pinkfinch (2014), Clock Icons (2014), Weather Icons (2014), the cryptic typeface Kruptos (2012) and of the pixelish typeface Type Beast (2013). Shapabet (2012) is an alphabet composed entirely of simple geometric shapes.
Free icon font made by "KeyaMoon". It has a free font generator that allows one to create a font from selected glyphs. The free version is limited---the full version of Icomoon costs 39 dollars.
Commercial vector icon place owned by N.Design Studio. For example, Rocky includes 290 icons/symbols that can be used for web templates, user interfaces, package labels, stickers, mobile apps, and more. [Google] [More] ⦿
Icon Fonts are a subcategory of the genus Dingbat Fonts in which all or most glyphs represent screen, web, or computer icons.
As an example, Simurai lists these:
Portland, OR-based creator of a Happy Holidays font (2014), useful for Christmas cards. She also created Fall Vacation Icon Set (2014) and Squibs (2015, a sans typeface with sufficient quirkiness to make it attractive for children's books). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer of a hybrid Latin typeface (2016) based on Garamond Italic and New Courier Italic. She also created a set of Olympic pictograms and a Cyrillic military stencil typeface called Ulichnyj in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator (b. 1984) of Merry Christmas Go (2014, Christmas dingbats), Delphinium (2014, modular typeface), Calla (2014, ornamental letters; called Brush Moon inside the font), Christmas Go (2014, Christmas icons), Artindo (2014, rounded hand-printed sans) and Gerbera (2014, an experimental outline typeface).
James M. Harris
Graphic design student in Manchester, UK, who created Two Toned (2012) and the free wavy alchemic display typeface Maxim (2014). She also created a free set of 70 AI format pictograms. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jens Uwe Meyer
Benjamin Humphrey's free icon set is called Jigsoar Icons. Benjamin is a designer for AVOS, and lives in Dunedin, New Zealand.
During his studies in Miami, FL, Jimmy Kalman designed the free sans titling typeface Aventura Bold (2014) and the free comic book typeface Xplor (2015). Iconk (2015) is a set of icons for Android. Brocha (2015) is a free brush font, while Magnitude (2015) is a free sci-fi typeface. . Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Johannes Erler was born in 1965 in Hamburg. While studying graphic design in Kiel, he worked with Lo Breier in Hamburg and on joint projects with Neville Brody. In 1992 he graduated in communication design from the Muthesius Academy, School of Applied Arts in Kiel. His thesis was about a typeface with information and warning symbols for packaging. FontShop liked the concept and published it as FF Care Pack in 1992. He created the octagonal family FF Pullman in 1997.
FontShop's Jürgen Siebert soon suggested that a modern alternative to Zapf Dingbats would be needed. Though Hermann Zapf's symbol font was pre-installed on nearly every computer, it was too incomplete, inconsistent, and out of date, according to Siebert. The result was FF Dingbats, co-designed with Olaf Stein and launched in 1993, just as Johannes Erler and Olaf Stein launched Factor Design. The fonts have become a fixture in communication design worldwide. In 2007, the extensive update FF Dingbats 2.0 by Johannes Erler and Helmut Skibbe was published. This was followed in 2014 by FF Dingbats 2.0 UI and FF Dingbats 2.0 Inverted UI. FFDingbests (with Olaf Stein) is a free sampler of FF Dingbats. Erler Dingbats (2011) is free.
In 2014, he made the monoline superelliptical sans family Monia and Signatia, which is inspired by Polish children's books. In 2014, he finished Vivala Line, Vivala Slab, and Vivala Coffee House Icons.
Toledo, Spain-based graphic designer. He used the positions of the stars to create connect-the-points letters in his Constellation typeface (2012). He also made a nice icon set called War Signs (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Josep Pep Patau i Bellart
Austrian Juergen Krausz recognizes typefaces like no one else. Ask him. He also designed UniCons (2000, OFL), which consists of common user interface icons. Home page at Grafik Krausz. [Google] [More] ⦿
Julia Sysmäläinen Carelian (Juliasys) is a Finnish type designer, who studied at Pekka Halosen Akatemia in Tuusula. She runs her own typefoundry, Juliasys. Julia presently lives in Berlin, where she works for Edenspiekermann Berlin.
Julia created these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Sofia, Bulgaria. Creator of the experimental triangular typeface 3Angle (2013). She also created a set of icons for an app called Xpensy that keeps track of household expenses. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kris Yoo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She is an interaction designer in Newport Beach, CA.
Simone wiorks as graphic and type designer
In 2012, he created the Italian wood style typeface East Wood, and a beautiful rounded suarish mionospaced typeface called Monocolo. This typeface family comes with an icon and emoticon set. In 2014, Kprojects published the monospaced monoline programming font Monocolo and the Italian / Western typeface Rockwood.
Kadu Supanik (Joinville, Brazil) created the free hand-printed script typeface Rose (2013). In 2014, he created the free social media icons font family Sozialize, the warm commercial sans typeface family Elisabeth and the ornamental caps typeface Windflower.
Typefaces from 2015: Vintage Break (letterpress emulation).
Kaiser Zhar Khan
Kate Ferrara Design [was: KFD Digital Goods]
Kate Ferrara (KFD Digital Goods, Kate Ferrara Design, or just KFD) is located in Harrisburg, PA. She created many commercial fonts, which she marketed via Creative Market [dead link].
Her typefaces include Line (inline sans), Winter (connected fat script), Quadrant (quarter circle-based stencil face), Avenue, Surf (+Light), Ferrara, Skinny, Rounder, Bleacher, Captain, Chill, City, Craft, House, Illuminate, Midwest, River, Sale (signage script), Shipment, Slabsketch, Slice, Smooth, Tilt, Squeeze, Production, Social Circle (icons).
New York City-based designer of the all-caps font Godly (2014) on the theme Greek Mythological Gods from Alpha to Omega. While studying at Parsons in 2014, she also created Etiquette Icons. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kickstand Apps (Travis Zehren, Stillwater, MN) is an upstart software development company currently focusing on iOS apps. Designer of the free font Weather Icons (2013), which was originally created for their own NOW Weather app. The typeface was modeled after but is quite different from the very popular Climacons by Adam Whitcroft. It was created by FontForge and its source files are free.
For a module at Plymouth University in 2014, Kim Uitslag (Groningen, The Netherlands) made a typeface that only shows the essence of type. She also made icons for the Alzheimer's Societ (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who published the slab serif typeface Martini (2014), the Latin / Thai slab serif typeface Midnight (2011) and the web icon typeface Web Pi (2012) at the Thai foundry Katatrad. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the identity, logos, fonts, and design elements for the Mexico 1968 Olympics in the op-art or prismatic style. The multilined font, called Mexico Olympic, is due to Photoscript Ltd (I think). A digital font inspired by it is Olio Inline (2012, Max Little). Wyman, who is a branding specialist based in New York City, is known for his many excellent icons and logos for companies and events. Born in Newark, NJ, he is a graduate of Pratt in Brooklyn with a degree in Industrial Design. He made the Tipo Metro font in 1969 for Mexico City's subway, an adaptation of Eurostile. That font was revived later as Metro DF by Harold Lohner. A pixel version of this (by Kemie, is called Balderas).
During her studies at ENSAAMA in Paris, Lisa Bonnion designed the counterless typeface Verybold (2014), the artistic poster typeface Ivresse (2014), the extreme contrast fashion mag typeface Vulpine (2015), Wing Chun stick figure icons (2014), Scan Font (2015), and the fat finger font Dans Ta Face (2014) Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lost at Sea Co
Prague-based creator of the hand-crafted spurred vintage typeface Vienna Hotel (2015), the spurred hand-crafted El Capitan (2015), and the Victorian typeface Fiero Rough (2015). He also made Apparel Icons (2015). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lovely Bird Digital
Amber Kuivenhoven (b. 1993; aka Lovely Bird Digital or Amber Does Freelancing, Alphen aan den Rijn, The Netherlands) created these hand-crafted typefaces in 2015: the sketch font Its a Sketch, the hand-crafted font Patrick, the water bubble font Retro Bubble, the pointilist typeface Sophia Hearts, Catalina, Tessa (floriated) Fairy, Lets Call Her Tally, Jessica Pearson, Jamy, Sophia Hearts, Patrick, Revival, Shakira, Lucy, Santiago 9 - 9, Hey Bas + Hey Bas Uncrossed, Thinly Armored, Itsa Sketch, Ennis, Brienel, Prickly Bush, Starry Night, Retro Bubbles, Budgie Dingabt, Coffe Shop Icons.
Senior designer in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. Creator of two teardrop-themed all-caps vector format typefaces in 2013, Elegance and Lovers. In 2013, he created the curly serif caps typeface Romance, the decorative didone typeface Venus (2013), Floral Typeface (floral caps), and the ball terminal typeface Noble. He also created a set of icons for Octavian Back Office (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Brno, Czechia. He made the striped vector format font Candy Type (215), and a wonderful coloful decorative caps alphabet called Flat Alphabet (2015) and the equally interesting Circular Stamp Retro Vector Type and Circular Stamp Marine Vector Icons. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at MIT Institute of Design, Mumbai-based Manav Dhiman created the art deco typeface Chrysler (2016), which is named after New York's Chrysler building. In 2015, he designed various sets of icons, such as Dressing Up, and Connection. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marc comes from Liechtenstein and Switzerland, but works in London as Marc Weymann Design. Graduate from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010, where his graduation project included the Formal typeface for Latin and Devanagari. The face is strong and meant to be used for texts. It will survive in most environments.
At Dalton Maag in 2007, he codesigned Kings Caslon with Ron Carpenter. In 2008, he collaborated with Ron Carpenter and Bruno Maag on the humanist sans typeface Aller. Still at Dalton Maag, in 2007, he created the Horus pictogram set. In 2008, he created the sans typeface Toyota, and the hand-printed typeface Globus. In 2009 at Dalton Maag, he did Metrolink Manchester, McDonalds. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his design studies in Madrid, Mario Mimoso created the fun avant garde display sans typeface Mimoso (2015). For Tabacalera, he created a custom typeface and some signage icons. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Caldas da Reinha, Portugal, Marisa Ferreira created the serene geometric sans typeface Isamara (2015). She also designed the wayfinding icons for Castelo de Ourem (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the calligraphic Cyrillic typeface Poetry (2014), the circle-based Cyrillic typeface Daj Sk (2014), and the octagonal typeface Depo (2014). She also created Zoo Pictograms (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in 2013 at the Accademia delle Arti e Nuove Tecnologie di Roma, Marta Coppola designed Backfist, a very modular condensed geometric sans. Earlier, in 2011-2012, she designed a set of pictograms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martian Wabbit Productions
Graphic designer in Floresta, Argentina, who studied at UBA. His typefaces include Pictogramas Deportes Acuaticos (2014), Whiscacho (display typeface) and Angus (2014, modular typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
In a nice example of icon design, Hong Kong-based Mary Wong created a set of icons, called All About Mary (2013), using only the letters M, A, R and Y in each glyph. Creator of GYshufa (2013), an oriental simulation typeface. GYshufa stands for Guang Ying Shufa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and illustrator (b. Southampton, UK, 1993) who studied graphic design at University College Falmouth.
Other typefaces: Debunk (2012, a grunge family), Kranx (2012), Bloq (2012), Beehive (2012), Echo Gothic (like Avant Garde), Hanson, Interlocked, Pixter (dot matrix face), Scrawlster (hand-printed), Tubular Type, Unnamed.
He set up the Matt Grey typefoundry in 2011 in Southampton.
Graphic designer in Raleigh, NC, and Savannah, GA. Creator of these typefaces:
Design studio in Philadelphia, PA. Among other things, they are selling some fonts via Creative Market: Sketch-It, Monsters, Listicons, Jamie's Hand, On Air (radio font, +Inline), Asche. The fonts are made ca. 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michael Hansen (Michaelhansenwork, Copenhagen, Denmark) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Copenhagen. As a student, he created a virtual identity for the future light rail in Aalborg. This involved the development of the rounded sans typeface family Aalborg Bold (2015) and the creation of a few wayfinding icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michael Ummels at RWTH in Aachen, Germany, created the TeX font package ccicons, which offers authors who want to publish their documents under a Creative Commons license an easy way to include the relevant icons in their documents. It includes a free type 1 font, CCIcons (2009). CTAN link to CCIcons.
Michael Nÿkamp (MKN Design, Grand Rapids, MI) is a designer and illustrator born and raised in Ontario Canada. He won an award in 2014 at the Communication Arts 4th Typography Competition: 2014 for the Dutch Mafia font (a tattoo font) and icon set (2013). Michael writes: The Dutch Mafia font and icon set was born from my experiences growing up in a Dutch immigrant family in a predominately Dutch community in Ontario, Canada. The letterforms and symbols recall the unique traditions and images of my childhood, including delft pottery, Sinterklaas, oliebollen, wooden shoes, and mini windmills sitting out on front lawns as garden ornaments. He also made a set of bicycle icons (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mutabor Design in Hamburg, Germany is where Jens Uwe Meyer (b. 1973) and Heinrich Paravicini publish their work. They are the winners of an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002, with Globetrotter, a fine hand-printed font. At fonkingz, he made BOT (2002, +Stencil) and the tecno typeface Zero G (2002).
At Die Gestalten, Mutabor published Lingua Digitalis Icon Set (2012).
Jens Uwe Meyer has studied in visual communication at the University of Applied Sciences Bielefeld and now works for MUTABOR Design as a graphic designer and illustrator.
London, UK-based graphic designer. Creator of the decorative caps typeface Black Smith (2015), which took inspiration from the Kremlin. He also created various sets of icons including Monument Icons (2015) and Mobile UI Icons (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.
She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs developed in cooperation with calligrapher Shigeru Nomura. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).
List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.
Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats; see Flower Sketch Neue in 2014), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).
Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).
Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (hand-printed, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).
Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.
Typefaces from 2014: Macchiato, Maple Lane Cursive, Forest Cursive (connected script), Azola (an elegant connected letter cursive script), Cat Talk (outlined font), Maple Lane, Maple Street (with Luke William Turvey), Shaqa (inline), Hiew (ball terminal-laden display typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Lawson Vintage.
Red Lion, PA-based designer of a free set of vector format icons called Softee Icons (2013), and the commercial typefaces Avante (2014), Willow (2014, multiline neon tube font), Koil (2014), Nello (2014), Wear (2014), Chili (2014), Oil Field (2014, rouded sans), Stout (2014), Ale (2014), Indie (2014, outlined face), and Ale Pro (2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Urethane, Hijinx (rounded hand-crafted sans caps typefaces), Mortyr Black (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2016 in his Tradesman series include Driver, Goblet (blackletter), Gallows (blackboard bold), Deere and Cordial.
Graduate of the Hungarian University of Fine Arts, class of 2014, who works as graphic designer in Budapest. Together with Hooh Studio, he created J21 (2015), a modular experimental geometric typeface inspired by Janson and the human anatomy. He also made a set of icons for Prezi (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Parisian creator of the commercial typefaces Nixon Caps (2012, a slab serif all capsd family), Scrawler (2013, a hand-drawn poster sans), and Bar Cap (2013, headline typeface for signage). He also made the icon sets 80 Sports Icons (2013) and Furnitures.
North Park (or: Nrth Prk)
Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer who sells his creations as NrthPrk and North Park (located in Paris). designer of the signage-inspired retail typeface Bar Cap (2015), the slab serif Nixon Caps (2013), and Scrawler (2013, all caps sans serif). He also made Sustainable Resource Icons (2015) and Sport Icons (2013).
Tbilisi, Georgia and now, Moscow-based Russian designer of Jazzy B (2015, a beatnik font), Maika (2015, great brush script for Latin and Cyrillic), Sciences Icons (2015), Simple Stamp Font (2015), Shields Icons (2015), Marks (2015: icons), New Marker (2015), Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), IT Business Icons (2015) and Oriental Icons (2014). Creative Market link. ?u=mostrecent">Another Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Krimean artist and illustrator based in Simferopol. Her work includes Narrow (2015, a hand-drawn Latin alphabet), Romantic Alphabet (2015), Ice Cream Alphabet (2015), Snacks and Drinks Doodles (2015), Floral Brushes (2015) and Hand-drawn Zen Letters (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Novomoskovsk, Ukraine, Olga Khomenko created the hand-crafted Latin Valenntine's Day typeface Romantic (2015) and several hand-drawn sets of borders, frames, hispter elements and design elements. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Damascus, Syria, in 1992, the über-talented Omar Shammah studies Visual Communications (Graphic Design) in the Faculty of Fine Arts in Damascus. In 2012, at the height of the Syrian conflict, Omar created a disturbing yet hauntingly beautiful set of drawings in his Inked Sketchbook. From that, he derived his illustrated caps typeface, Blowjob. Omar also developed a set of signage icons for the Faculty of Arts in Damascus, still in 2012.
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, whose work frequently involves calligraphy and type design. In 2015, he created the techno typeface Metrica. Also in 2015, together with Michelle Castillo, he created a proposal wayfinding and icon set for the Universidad Piloto de Colombia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Milano, Italy-based designer of the free icon font Payment Webfont (2014), which contains the logos of Mastercard, Maestro, Visa, Visa Electron, American Express, Postepay, Cartasì, Diners Club, Discover, Union Pay, Electronic Cash, TrustE, Amazon, JCB, Google Wallet, Stripe, Square, Ogone, VeriSign, and Bitcoin. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Denis Serikov (OT Lab) is the Moscow-based Russian designer of DionisiiOTF (2003), the caps font Remeslo (2002), the Cyrillic font Clip Condensed (2002), the dingbat fonts EL Symbols (2003), Notice (2002-2007, a useful dingbat family), Notice2 (2006) and Notice3 (Notice3 (2007, household icons) DisplayOTF (2002, dot matrix), Display (2009, +3D, gridded typefaces), Remeslo STD (2009, ornamental didone), Rusticus STD (2009, roman), Rusticus (2004, semi-uncial), Agatha (2001, like Toulouse Lautrec), Display 3D (2003, pixelized face), Grafoman (weather and finger dings), DestinyLight, Shashki (2010, a game of checkers font), and the Latin/Cyrillic font Joke. His commercial typefaces are listed here. They include Pi (2009, weather and other dingbats), TUI Type Pro (a rounded sans, 2008, at Dalton Maag) and White Wind (2005, a pixel face, at Dalton Maag). Scazanie (2005) is a future project.
Celebrated Austrian infographics icon, a socialist who used small images, the dingbats of today, to illustrate his work in the early part of the 20th century (see Isotype Welt). Article on Neurath by Johannes Steil, who writes: Als Erfinder der Infografik wird Otto Neurath gesehen, ein Österreicher mit bewegtem Lebenslauf. Nach einem Studium der Nationalökonomie in Berlin leitet er im Ersten Weltkrieg die Abteilung für Kriegswirtschaftslehre im österreichischen Kriegsministerium, wird 1919 Leiter des Zentralwirtschaftsamtes der Ersten Münchner Räterepublik, nach deren Ende Verhaftung und Auslieferung nach Österreich. In Wien gründet er 1924 das Gesellschafts- und Wirtschaftsmuseum, wo erste Bildstatistiken entwickelt werden. 1934 nach dem Sieg der Austrofaschisten erste Emigration in die Niederlande, von wo er 1940 nach dem Einmarsch der deutschen Faschisten weiter nach Großbritannien flieht. Dort stirbt er 1945 im Alter von 63 Jahren. Books on Neurath:
Peax Web Design
French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.
Typefaces from 2016: PW Feb16.
Typefaces from 2015: PW cartoon marker, PW Fine, PW Xmas 2015, PW Beardfont (sketched), PW Strokes, PW June Font, PW Irregular, PW Irregular 2, PW Kool, PW Mambo, PW Stripes, PW Big Blocks, PW 2015, PW Jazzy.
Typefaces from 2014: Gingerbread, Dolphins, Christmas Candles, Tinsel Letters, PW Handy Social Icons, PW Christmas Tinsel, PW Alabama, PW Rectangular, PW Odissey, PW Rounded Scratch (iFontmaker), PW Roughs, PW August, PW Barbecue, PW June Script, PW Bella, PW Another Script, PW Curves and Dots, PW Rounded Script, PW April, PW Ghost (brush face), PW Brusheez, PW Fairy Tales, PW Shaded (3d and shaded), PW Perspective, PW Infinity, PW Dotted, PW Scared, PW Tribe, PW Icons, PW Cactus, PW Filament, PW Opened, PW Toonz (cartoon dingbats), PW Rectangle, PW Squared, PW School Script.
Typefaces from 2013: PW Smokey, PW Very Scratchy, PW Oblique, PW Foodicons, PW Scratchy, PW Simple Handwriting, PW Curly Regular Script, PW Loops, PW Twirly, PW Hachures, PW Script 09, PW Narrow (clean hand-printed typeface), PW Stretched, PW Noodle Thing, PW Left Hand, PW01 Script, PW New Arrows, PW Manuel Free, PW Brush Me, PW Arrow Font, PW Signature Two, PW Patchworks, PW Bold Script, PW Small Icons, PW Fatscratch, PW 403, PW Scritch, PW Gothic Style, PW Quick Write, PW Chalk (scratchy face), PW Cinderblox (collage font), PW Little Hearts, PW Scriptease, PW Cool Font, PW Peax Valentine Love, PW Tornado, Peax Drawnicons, PW Verticalized, Peax Webdesign Free Icons, PW Bubbles, PW Broderie, PW Schools Out, PW Scolarpaper, PW Back to School (lined school font), PW Groovy, PW Marker, PW Patchy Work, PW Scratched (sketched face), PW Fly Me To The Moon, PW Dolmen, PW Survival, PW Handscript, PW Script, PW Ornaments, PW Freshpaintings.
Typefaces designed in 2012: PW Savane, PW Brush Script, PW Whoops, PW Happy New Year (party font), PW Children, PW Simple Script, PW Double Script, PW She's Amazing, PW Happy Christmas, PW Graffiti, PW Comics, PW Christmas Gifts, PW Circle, PW Worlds End 2112, Peax Webdesign Circles, PW Signature, PW Christmas, Five Years Old, PW Signatures, PW Yummy Donuts, PW Chains, PW Lettres Barres, PW Slimy, PW Windy, PW Zigzag, PW Ficelles, PW Trombone (paperclip style), Sketch Icons, Handylined, PW Fluidhand, PW Serif Scratch (sketched face), Simple Rounded (puffy cloud face), Stripped Rounded, Peax Handwriting, Animaletters (alphadings), Peax Webdesign Arrows, UI Mockup, Friday Free Dots, Sunday Script, Gel Stripped, Cheveux d'ange, Mywriting (fat finger font), Xperience Pasta, Decomposition Phase 1.
San Diego-based designer (b. 1971) of the free fonts Halloween Too (2015: dripping blood font), Joe Caps Underwood (2015: an old typewriter font), Bad Pad Distressed (2013) and Social Icons (2013), and of the ransom note fonts Distressed Ransom Note (2013), Scary Halloween (a blood drip font) and Yet Another Ransom Note (2013).
Commercial pictogram vendor. All pictograms are designed by Morphix Design Studio, which is based in Slovenia. Formats include AI, EPS, PDF, PNG, PSD. The icon sets are Picons Basic (1, 2, and 3), Picons Weather, Picons Ultimate+, and Picons Social (free). [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial icon font foundry. These icons scale, thanks to CSS, and take less space than images. The icons come in png and svg format. After registering, one can select a set of icons from the free list (230 strong) or the commercial list (over 2000 strong), and download them conveniently. One then gets a zip file that contains individual png and svg files, as well as assembled truetype, woff, css and eot files, and ample usage instructions.
Freelance graphic designer. Stones inspired Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico (Grottaglie, Italy) to design the experimental typeface Secco (2009). The Cà brùtta building by Giovanni Muzio in Milan got him to design Monumentale (2009). The 2010 logo for Bar Marangi in his home town is also quite refreshing. He also made the experimental geometric typefaces Cutoff (2011) and Apulia Round (2010).
Grottangeles (2014) is possibly named after the cholo graffiti style practiced in Los Angeles. He also designed a set of wayfinding icons in 2014. Other typefcaes: Ballphabet (2015, an experimental circle-based typeface family), El Santo (2014, a hipster typeface).
Dutch site mainly concerned with font technology. Interesting sub-pages:
Pixelyn stands for "Pixels in Brooklyn". Until its web site disappeared, it offered free (Mac) truetype pixel fonts for small sizes on screen, designed by Danielle Huthart in 2001. The fonts: Standard, Lilany, Bless, Pixelyn, Pixelyn Outline, Opshift, Demtrek, Fuseseven, Transfer Regular, Transfer Scripty, Gala, Icon Bit One, Icon Bit Two. It was located in Hong Kong.
New York City-based site specializing in vector format icons, possibly run by Sanjay Makasana. Most of their sets are free. They include Justicons, Stroke Gap Icons, Stokicon, 220Glyph Icons, Planetary Icon Set, 56 Free Line Icon Set, Rounded Icon Set, Crispy Icons, Pixelvicon Icon Set, PixelKit Icons, Line Icon Set, Abstract UI Icons, Kitchen Icons, and Wireframe Icons.
Aka Some Random Dude. design technologist living in San Francisco and working at Seabright. Designer of the pixel typeface SomeRandomFont (2007). He creates typographic icons and tools that are useful for web pages.
Studio on London founded in 2011 by Jeff Knowles and Nick Hard. It created the bespoke typefaces Soapbox and Dogfight in 2016 for The Seasons Collection book by photographer Matt Alberts (in collaboration with Cadillac). This book peeks into the heart and soul of the people who have dedicated their lives into the skate and surf culture. Dogfight combines octagonal and round, and both typefaces ooze masculinity and strength.
Graphic designer in Samara, Russia, who deconstructed Georgia into a triplet of experimental typefaces in a project called Transformation (2013). She also made a set of icons called Zoo (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Prototype-NY (was: Handcraftedfonts)
Original fonts, clip art, signature fonts by New Yorker (and ex-Philadelphian) Jonathan Macagba, and Gregory La Vardera. Macagba used to run Handcraftedfonts, then Adcrobatics, and finally Prototype-NY. Most fonts are shareware. Look for Weather (great weather icons), Dotleaders, Talkballoons, Starburst, Rulesfont, Smileyface, MostlyWaves, MorseCodeFont, MetrolinerCaps (1994, Handcraftedfonts Co: an inline caps typeface), Instantlogo, Hobofont, Handyfont, Logofont, Freudfont, and Buncholines. Original, and high-quality creations!
Jonathan also made commercial fonts available via Phil's Fonts, such as the interesting Murder Mystery Font, EdoFont (great Japanese decoratives), Frankenfont, Frankenfont Careers, FunToUseFonts, HF American Diner (a 3d shadow typeface), Broadstreet, Exposition, Antique Row, Doodle, Libris (great!!!), Edofont (Japanese crests), Newgarden (more!!), and Poster.
At Umbrella Type, he published Exposition and Exposition Rounded (2004, a type revival influenced by an Italian poster designed by Leopoldo Metlicovitz in 1906 for the opening of the Simplon Tunnel), Libris (2004, a great and very clean revival of a 12th century Spanish script), and Poster (2004, partially influenced by Egon Schiele's hand-lettered poster for the 1918 Vienna Secession. He also makes custom fonts, logos and signatures.
Barcelona-based designer of the alchemic typeface Mana Sans (2011). He writes: A commissioned display font I designed for the Mexican band Maná in late 2011. It was finally used for one of their songs on the new album, as part of the visuals for their live shows on the last tour around South America and USA. Available from Ultra Types.
Other fonts by him from 2012 include Geoda (a geometrically designed font), Modula Mono (a monospaced bold organic caps set, available from Ten Dollar Fonts), Mana (alchemic), and Marina (this three-style text family is his final project for the Masters in Advanced Typography at EINA).
In 2015, he published Yorokobu Isometric for the Yorokobu cover---it is a 3d Escher-style typographic piece. In that year, he also made a set of travel / wayfinding icons called Trippeo, the circle-based Rotula Display.
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Berlin, Germany-based designer of Rubber Band Theory Font (2015) and an Arabic display typeface (2015). She also designed a proposal of Olympic icons for Amman 2040 during her studies in Berlin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of free fonts. These include Dynamic (2012, a connected fifties script), Rails, I Scrap (2012, hand-printed), Dogwood (2012), Symbols1 (2012), Social Networking Symbols (2012, three styles), ESPN (2012, 3d, outlined), Tattoo Parlor (2012), Life's too short (2012), animaltracksPQSEWVRZ (2012), Spring Flowers (2012), Pear Trees (2012, flowing script), Blue Skies (2012, cursive hand), Simply Adorable (2012), Steppingstones (2012, 3d, outlined), Blob Regular (2012), Which Way (2012), Candied (2012), Here and there (2012), Thin Hand (2012), Rebecca Hand (2012), Blockhedd (2012, a 3d face), Symbols Font (2012, a hacker font).
Omsk, Russia-based designer of an experimental Latin typeface created by superimposing circles (2015). He/she also created a set of icons and several color fonts in 2015, including the free EPS format typeface Colorplus and the colorful circle-based font Double (2015).
RNS Fonts (was: Impacto Laser, or: SuperFlexia)
RNS Fonts (and before that, Impacto Laser, and before that, SuperFlexia) is a type and design group in Caracas, Venezuela headed by J. Campos, Felix Molina and Yorlmar Campos (b. 1976). Yorlmar, who is an architect, designed RNS Underwood (2010, Western face), RNS Bobo Dylan (2007, art deco headline), RNS Baruta Black (2004, fat display typeface based on the Letraset Frankfurter font from 1974), RNS Round Stencil (2011), RNS Cochinilla (2011, avant garde), RNS Camelia">RNS Camelia (2008-2016: a demi-slab serif), RNS-TNT (2003, counterless and octagonal), and RNS Serial (2003, fat octagonal sports T-shirt font).
All early fonts are free. In 2014, Yorlmar went commercial and started marketing RNS Fonts on the MyFonts site. Commercial fonts include RNS Pictographica (dingbats), which includes RNS Pictographica Cocina.
In 2015, he made the geometric sans typeface RNS Miles (which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), the signage brush script RNS Susana, the poster font RNS Ahumada (+Ornaments), the great neurotic script typeface RNS Oladys, the gorgeous ultra fat font RNS Obesa Fat, and RNS Weather Icons (free).
Typefaces from 2016: RNS Sanz (a 14-style typeface family for wayfinding and information signage).
Robert Dingcong is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Bacolod City, Philippines. In 2015, he designed the octagonal typeface Percolator, and Saddm's Shawarma icons (a fun military icon font). In 2016, he created the free hand-crafted typeface Zuma.
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).
New Delhi, India-based designer of the all caps inline tweetware display typeface Axel (2014) and the tweetware sans typeface Rohio (2014).SocioHexs is a set of 30 hexagonal social media icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2008, this designer used FontStruct to create the vertical-line stencil typeface simple-deux, and the experimental typefaces pix-90 and des-struc.
Tokyo-based designer (b. 1989, Tokyo) who created tha avant garde typeface SS Anemone (2016) according the the strict geometric principles that characterize Herb Lubalin's work. He also designed Minimal Icons (2016), which is optimized for use in 96px by 48px settings. In 2015, he designed the interesting Meet Metro logo for the Tokyo Marathon in that year. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Salma Hisham Aggour (Cairo, Egypt) created the Latin typeface Punk Plan and Movie Genre Pictograms during her graphic design studies in 2013 under the supervision of Sabine Schwarz at the German University in Cairo. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Cairo, Sara Elsayaad created Float (2013, a brush typeface for Latin), Shams (2013, an Arabic typeface) and Egyptienne Ultra Light (2013, a Latin / Arabic typeface). She also published Cairo Pictograms (2013) as a proposal for Cairo's subway. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Cairo, Sarah Mossallam created the blocky Arabic typeface Rozma (2014) and the DIN Pictogram Set (2013). In 2013, she created an Arabic extension of the Titillium font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lodz, Poland-based designer of FT (2014), Geometry (2014), Abc (2014, hipster font), Ukrainian Alphabet (2014), Medicine Icons (2014), and Imopossible Figures (2014, Escher-style dingbats).
Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)
Graphic and media designer and art director in Espinho, Portugal, b. 1984, who founded first Loligo Vulgaris and then Scannerlicker. He is the son of an Arts and Crafts teacher and grandson of a typographer.
Fábio has designed some typefaces, such as Illiad Sans (2008-2012, a modular family), Exablock (2008, modular ultra-fat face), Moo (2010, another fat geometric face), and Space Mace (2008, pixel face). Moo (2009) is a free geometric outline font. His octagonal Geomelia was renamed Gerusa (2009, OCR-like face).
Typefaces from 2012: Isotope (a large family in the Isonorm style).
Fonts from 2013: Maoos (a layered textured typeface).
So as not to be confused with the Colombian type designer Sergio Ramirez (Llamas), this Chilean Sergio Ramirez uses his full name, Sergio Ramirez Flores. At Latinotype, a foundry in Santiago, he published the 369-strong infographics icon font Tepu (2014). In 2016, his typeface Notro won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jacob Gube lists ten free font managers. Other subpages by him:
Sofia, Bulgaria-based designers of the tweetware font family Wirebet (2015), which consists of a set of sans fonts and some web design icons. They also created several sets of tweetware icon fonts: Bar Icons, Game Icons, Dashboard Icons, Weather Icons, Wireframe Icons. The main designer is Svilen Petrov. Behance link. Home page of Svbilen Petrov. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Providence, NJ-based designer of the spurred typeface Arch (2014). Inspiration came from Indian Mughal arches, and the application Sonal had in mind was fashion magazines. Arch was created for a course at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York. She also created a set of pictograms for ariisto Realtors in Mumbai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stef Elmrabet Mustapha is the Casablanca / Rabat, Morocco, and now Bari, Italy-based designer of The King (2014, free calligraphic script), Branco Script (2014) and Lonely Brush (2014). He also designed some icons in 2014.
In 2015, he created the script typeface Alia and the brush script Siviana.
Design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creators of the (commercial) dada typeface Urbanica (2014), the dadaist typeface Deformed Font (2014), and the hand-drawn typeface Lovers Italic (2014). They also sell Random Icon Set (2014).
Born in 1954 in Ithaca, NY, Susan designed some of the original bitmap fonts for the original Mac in 1983-1984, including Chicago, New York, Monaco (download), FiveDots, Geneva, Cairo (dingbat font), LosAngeles, Athens and San Francisco (1984, ransom note font), while being a Creative Director at Apple (1982-1985). For Danger Research, she created the bitmap fonts Hamilton 5, Hamilton 6, Waverley 5, Waverley 6, Bryant 7 (2000). Interview with Cybergrrl. Atomic Media sells these pixel fonts of hers: Kare Five Dots (family), Ramona (script pixel font), Harry, Everett, Kare Six Dots (family), Biology (dings), Kare Dingbats, MiniFood, Ned, Sampler.
She explains the choice of names for the original Mac fonts: The first Macintosh font was designed to be a bold system font with no jagged diagonals, and was originally called "Elefont". There were going to be lots of fonts, so we were looking for a set of attractive, related names. Andy Hertzfeld and I had met in high school in suburban Philadelphia, so we started naming the other fonts after stops on the Paoli Local commuter train: Overbrook, Merion, Ardmore, and Rosemont. (Ransom was the only one that broke that convention; it was a font of mismatched letters intended to evoke messages from kidnappers made from cut-out letters). One day Steve Jobs stopped by the software group, as he often did at the end of the day. He frowned as he looked at the font names on a menu. "What are those names?", he asked, and we explained about the Paoli Local. "Well", he said, "cities are OK, but not little cities that nobody's ever heard of. They ought to be WORLD CLASS cities!" So that is how Chicago (Elefont), New York, Geneva, London, San Francisco (ransom note font), Toronto, and Venice (Bill Atkinson's script font) got their names.
Kare is also known for the original set of Mac icons.
Vector icon sets designed in 2012-2013 by Joey Raphael. Icon fonts from ca. 2013 include Air, Junior, Line, Block, Weather (Forecast) and Veggie. Joey Raphael's home page: Sensible World. [Google] [More] ⦿
Symbolset was started by Mike Fortress. Its commercial icon sets include Community (2015, by Wen Ping Huang), Glyphish (2015, by Joseph Wain), Air (2015, by Jory Raphael), and Elements (2015, by Jory Raphael).
Mike Fortress graduate of Type@Cooper and founded Symbolset. He is a digital product designer and front-end developer based in New York City. Previously he was a partner and designer at Oak Studios, where he led projects for Village, Tobias Frere-Jones, Font Bureau, Monotype, and Facebook among others.
Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created several children's alphabets and a set of Funny Cactus icons in 2014. In 2015, she designed the hand-crafted typeface Neva. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Fountain Valley, CA, who created Section 3 (2015, a constructivist typeface), Super Neon (2015, a neon light stencil typeface), and Remote Security Camera Icons (2015, on commission for Zettaguard's remote IP camera viewing/management website). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Philadelphia-based creator (b. 1985) of the free icon fonts Social Font Face (2013) and Just Vector (2013).
Foundry set up in 2007 by Ed Merritt (Bournemouth, UK). Its typefaces, all created with FontCreator, include Jura (2008, a clean serif face), Nevis (2008, strong angular sans), Akashi (2008, stylized sans), and Munro (2008, dot matrix family). All are free for now.
Lima, Peru-based designer of Quota (2013, a display typeface) and Shipibo (2013), a display typeface that is inspired by the aesthetics of the ethnic population of the Peruvian Amazonian that live near the rivers in Ucayali. She also designed an artistic set of pictograms. In 2015, she graduated fromthe MATD program at the University of Reading. Her graduation typeface was Pistachio, a warm reversed contrast typeface for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Buginese (a local Indonesian script).
The Design Office
A place for independent designers in downtown Providence, RI. One of the designers in this group is John Caserta, the founder of The Design Office, who conceived its magnificent web page. John created Modern Pictograms (2011, a free icon font).
John's CV: John Caserta is a Providence-based designer, artist and educator. He received an MFA from Yale University in 2004 and a BA in Journalism from The University of North Carolina in 1995. Upon completion of his graduate thesis, Take Your Time, he was awarded the J. William Fulbright Fellowship in Art to create a time capsule for a small village in southern Italy. Upon return to the United States in January of 2006, he was appointed critic in the department of graphic design at The Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to course instruction, he is a graduate thesis adviser and leads various workshops. In November of 2007, he founded The Design Office. He continues to run a solo information design practice, taking commissions primarily from media companies and universities. He lives in Pawtucket, R.I. with his wife Sarah, daughter Lucia and dog Ray.
A collaboration between many people for creating free open source icons. The collection is quite useful and is growing nicely. These icons are available in vector formats, but not as truetype or opentype fonts. The blog is also a lot of fun.
The Warehouse (or: Warehouse Design)
Based in Kent, Ohio, Brittany Deighton founded Warehouse Design with Jesse Snyder. At Warehouse, one can buy some icon font sets from them, such as Miniglyph, Parks and Rec, and Snack Time. Together, they designed the slabby wood type typeface Ohio, and Medical Icons in 2013, while Brittany was studying in the Visual Communication Design program at Kent State University. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Montpellier, France, Thomas Boucherie designed the dingbat typefaces Ghost Smileys (2009), Punk Smileys (2009), thomasboucherie (2007), thomasboucherie3 (2008), Pictoserie 5 (2009, Pingbats), pictoserie 6 (2011, dingbats), Poulpi (2011, octopi), Piou (2011, ducklings), Pucca (2004, Japanese dolls), Thomas1 (2007) and Thomas (2007).
In 2012, he created Toy Cloud, Pictoserie 7, Kawai Medical (medical dingbats), Square Face, the rhombic typeface Iddi Head, and the dingbat typefaces Animal Kai, Kawaii Eyes, Kokeshi Kawaii, Mustache, Polynesian Etua (dingbats), Kawaii Food II, Pirats (sic) (pirate dingbats), LaLinea Sea (sea dingbats), Toy Kars, Galaxia, and Bow.
Typefaces from 2013: Toy Stum, Dead Head, Nox One, Mix One.
He also has icon sets.
In 2013, Thomas set up a second identity, that of the Swiss woman Maelle Keita.
Graphic designer in Curitiba, Brazil. He created the compass and ruler face Curitiba (2011). Before that, he designed Repo (2011), an avant garde monoline sans face. That typeface will soon be available for free download.
In 2012, he created a free icon set called 24 Things.
In 2013, he added the sans typeface Franzina Condensed Hairline.
Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)
Antaviana Typeface Division is a Catalan foundry, est. ca. 2002. It went also under the name Astramat and was also known as ANTAVIANA SERVEIS INTERACTIUS, SCCL. Located in Lleida, it is run by Josep Patau i Bellart (b. 1971, Les Borges Blanques, Lleida). Patau i Bellart offered free fonts, as well as commercial fonts. He has emerged as one of the most talented contemporary Spanish type designers. In 2011, he started Tipo Pepel [MyFonts link] in Les Borges Blanques. Josep Patau's typefaces:
Additional links: Dafont. MyFonts page. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Fontfreak page. Patau Bellart is also involved in the type information site Unos Tipos Duros. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.
This Czech blog has an icon font archive: Atmandings, Bagarozz, Cartographer, DISTYolksEmoticons, DotCom, Emoticons, Entypo, Evilz, Heydings-Icons, IconBitOne, Kfon, MexicanOrnaments, ModernPictograms, NaiveOrnamentsFree, NoticeStd, Nymphette, Paskowy, SLZodiacIcons, SirucaPictograms, SoftOrnaments, SymbolSigns-Basisset, WCRhesusABta, WebSymbols-Regular, Webmasters, Zodiac01. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Finland, Tomi Lahdesmaki graduated from Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Now based in London, where he runs a studio called Harvest, Tomi created several typefaces in 2014, including the all caps decorative series Mastodon, the fat typeface / light sister combination called Aune, and the heavy titling sans typeface Scandal. He also created several interesting sets of icons.
In 2015, he created a number of typefaces that were inspired by metal band genres: Death Metal, Viking Metal, Industrial Metal, Doom Metal, Heavy Metal, Trash Metal, Power Metal, Black Metal, Gothic Metal. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Racine, WI, who created Flow (2016, a rounded Latin / Greek sans typeface for use in titles and logos), Funky Handwriting Font (2016), Nipson (2013) and Helexpo (2013, trade fair icons and logos). Linkedin link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
True Type Fonts
In 2012, he made Stickerman Bad Times, Rock X Start TFB, Aespiro TFB, Perspectivo TFB (3d face), Desgarvuda (textured face), Estancofida TFB (textured face), LEDisplay TFB, Restroom Signs TFB, Chinese Cally TFB, Discontinuo, Suast Ornad TFB (a textured face), Scoolar TFB (3d face), Katakana TFB, Hiragana TFB, Dragons TFB, Arrows TFB, Old Retro Keys TFB, Pycuaf, Pycuafodi, Dragon Ball TFB, Escaned (texture face), Chess TFB, Seagram TFB, Army Weapons TFB, Stamp Seal TFB, Logos TFB, Scripto TFB, Another Ornaments TFB, Vintage Auto Cars TFB, Simple (a monoline sans), Travesia TFB (information design dings), Music TFB (dingbats), Xmas Cartoon, Wings of Wind TFB, Mickey M TFB, Pincel Handwrite, Jigsaw Pieces TFB, Valentines Day TFB (heart dingbats), Proportional TFB (squarish sans), Stars TFB, Working Signs TFB, Signs Language TFB, Ornaments Labels and Frames, Snowflakes TFB, Christmas Nativity TFB, Chinese Zodiac TFB, Zodiac TFB, Only Skulls, Calendar Note TFB, Sports TFB (sports silhouettes), Old Retro Labels TFB, 11 Vator TFB, Xmas TFB (Christmas dings), Trees TFB, Clothing Logos TFB, Dirty Sweb, Can Dog TFB, Ornaments, Finger Print, Kitty Kats TFB, Batman Logo Evolution TFB, Light TFB (avant garde sans), Digital Display TFB (LED face), Skullx (dingbats), Tribal Tattoo (dingbats), Klingon, The Meme Font (dingbats), Rongorongo (a system of glyphs discovered in the 19th century on Easter Island), Strangferfixcs, Hotel Transilvania and Frankenwine.
Typefaces made in 2013: Pudahuel Sans, Variada TFB (simple circle-and-arc-based sans), Estorea TFB, New LED Board TFB, Rayada TFB (textured face), New Barcode Font TFB, Estrellas TFB (stars), Estrellass (sic) TFB, Spirits Dots Drinks, Mero Ornad TFB (fishnet textured), Toolz TFB, New Stencil TFB, Logocarsbats TFB, Caritons TFB (smilies), Illustrations TFB (scanbats), Edgebat TFB (knives), Crossbats TFB (crosses), Abstrec TFB (organic sans), Frames TFB, BitxMap Font TFB, Austera Simple TFB, Traffic Signs TFB, Extranger Sol TFB, Rifle Bats TFB, New X Digital TFB (LED typeface family), Dasgastada TFB, El Alambre TFB, Punk Not Dead TFB, Triangled TFB, Noxtrey Auf TFB, Cross LED TFB (+Bold), Cursi Extra TFB, Hearts Shapes TFB, Ornamentsss TFB, Eggfaces TFB, Orniste TFB, Shadded TFB (sic) (shadow face), Spoghetti Western (sic) (Italian Far West face), Groovy Font (shaded), Fireguns TFB (dingbats), Only Revolver TFB (dingbats), Aeg Flyon Now (condensed sans), Espinuda TFB, T1 Logoso TFB, Social Logos TFB, Hearts and Flowers for valentines, Astrology Astrological TFB, Ornametss TFB, Astrology TFB, Old Ornaments, Old Foundry Prints TFB, Old seals TFB, English Two Line TFB (pearly alphabet from 1796), Amame TFB (dot matrix face), Fontesda TFB (sketched face), Flowers Dots Bats TFB, Queen Destroy TFB, Bicycle TFB (dingbats), Stone Army, Ancient Weapons TFB, Numismatic Bats TFB, Elizabethan Initials TFB, Anome Ibul, Big Daddy LED, Mavole Sinpo TFB (spurred), Dowted Remix TFB (dot matrix face), QR Font TFB, Another Barcode, Display Free TFB (LED face), Cadabra Debilex, Initials TFB, Music Logos TFB, Toxic Waste TFB, Ornad Dentro TFB, Logos and Logos TFB, Amore Mio, Hearts Shapes TFB, Another X Display TFB (dot matrix), Pro Display TFB (dot matrix), Juino Net, Quiwo Luse TFB, Aliencons Two, Cargante TFB, News Board TFB, Aliencons TFB, Barcode TFB, Birthday Balon TFB, Birds TFB (silhouettes), Le Fish (fish silhouettes), Motos TFB, Love You Too TFB (Valentine's day font), LED LCD 123, Noteame (fat sans), Badopus TFB (monoline script), Estrellado TFB, Love You TFB (Valentine's Day font), Cubs LED TFB (LED / dot matrix typeface), Text Inside TFB (textured face), Kuwa Ronmcie Q (circle-based face), Zebra TFB, Distrogrunge TFB, Carillas TFB (smilies).
Foundry with free and commercial fonts, started in June 2002 by Dirk Uhlenbrock.
Partial font list: Leni, Kazoo, Dandruff, Webmap (2001, dingbats for making a web map), Rung, Dole, ViceVersa, Perform, Girl, CellPics (icon font), Sauerkraut (gothic / blackletter), Hamburgotische (more octagonal than blackletter), Neutrum (futuristic octagonal), Laurel and Hardy, Trans (futuristic), Cyanide, Diet, Race (squarish), Girl, Lollop.
Typicons (2012-2015) are 336 carefully designed free web icons by Stephen Hutchings, available in both vector and truetype formats. Latex code for use in TeX was written by Arthur Vigil and Xavier Danaux. CTAN download site. [Google] [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 Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera (2011), 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 (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 fat rounded stencil typeface.
Typotheque is an initiative of Peter Bilak and ui42 out of Bratislava (Slovakia): Typotheque is an Internet-based independent type foundry. It offers quality fonts for PC and Macintosh platforms in standard European character set and in CE (central european) character set. All fonts have full (european) character sets, are thoroughly tested and manually kerned.
Typotheque also offers its own type utilities: AccentKernMaker and FontAgent.
Free fonts: Remix Typotheque and RaumSüd.
Commercial fonts: Fedra Sans (2001, 30 weights), Holy Cow (2000), Champollion (2000), Eureka (2000), Eureka Phonetik (2000), Eureka Arrows (2000), Eureka Glyphs (2000), Jigsaw (Light and Stencil, 2000, by Johanna Balusikova), Fedra Mono (2002), Fedra Bitmaps (2002), Fedra Serif (2003, 48 weights, with a characteristic shy female A, toes pointing inwards), Fedra Serif Display (2006), Fedra Arabic (2006) and Greta (2006-2007, Greta Text and Greta Display), a newspaper type family designed for the main Slovak newspaper, SME. Greta Text won an award at TDC2 2007 and is also being used by the Sunday Times (along with Sunday Times Modern by Emtype and Flama by M. Feliciano). Greta Symbol (2012) is a 10-style 1200-glyphs-per-style superfamily of symbols commonly used in newspapers, magazines and online publications. Finally, Greta Mono (by Peter Bilak and Nikola Djurek) saw the light in 2015.
In 2008, Peter Bilak, Eike Dingler, Ondrej Jób, and Ashfaq Niazi created the 21-style family History at Typotheque: Based on a skeleton of Roman inscriptional capitals, History includes 21 layers inspired by the evolution of typography. These 21 independent typefaces share widths and other metric information so that they can be recombined. Thus History has the potential to generate thousands of different unique styles. History 1, e.g., is a hairline sans; History 2 is Peignotian; History 14 is a multiline face; History 15 is a stapler face, and so forth.
Collection of over 90 articles on type design by by Stuart Bailey, Michael Bierut, Peter Bilak, Andrew Blauvelt, Erik van Blokland, Max Bruinsma, David Casacuberta, Andy Crewdson, Paul Elliman, Peter Hall, Jessica Helfand, Steven Heller, Roxane Jubert, Emily King, Robin Kinross, Rosa Llop, Ellen Lupton, Martin Majoor, Rick Poynor, Michael Rock, Stefan Sagmeister, and Dmitri Siegel.
In 2011, he created Julien, a playful geometric display typeface loosely inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde. It is based on elementary shapes and includes multiple variants of each letter. It feels like a mix of Futura, Bauhaus, and geometric modular design.
Julien (2012) is a playful geometric display typeface loosely inspired by the early 20th century avant-garde.
Karloff (2012, Positive, Negative, Neutral) is a didone family explained this way: Karloff explores the idea how two extremes could be combined into a coherent whole. Karloff connects the high contrast Modern type of Bodoni and Didot with the monstrous Italians. The difference between the attractive and repulsive forms lies in a single design parameter, the contrast between the thick and the thin. Neutral, the offspring, looks like a slab face.
Lumin (2013) is a family that includes slab-serif, sans serif, condensed and display typefaces, and no attept is made to make them uniform in style.
Lava (2013) is a magazine typeface originally designed for Works That Work magazine. It was extended to a multilingual workhose typeface family.
For Musée des Confluences in Lyon, France, Typotheuqe designed the custom sans typeface Confluence (2014).
In 2016, Peter Bilak, Nikola Djurek and Hrvoje Zivcic published the Uni Grotesk typeface family at Typotheque. It is based on Grafotechna's 1951 typeface Universal Grotesk, which in turn is based on 1934 design by Vladimir Balthasar. Noteworthy also is the prismatic style Uni Grotesk Display.
Uicons (2012) is a 20 dollar vector icon set with over 400 icons. There is also a sketched version called Uicons Scribble. All made by Australian designer Kenny Williams who lives in Noosa Heads and runs Make Lemonade Design.. Kenny also created FF Bullets (2012).
Graphic designer in Lyon, France, who created the signage icon set Signalétique Bellecour (2015) and exquisite didone lettering for a milk bottle company called Maison Nacrée (2015).. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer who created the display type Linear (2015) in vector format. He also drew a great set of Monsters in vector format. Icon sets by him include 1000 Icons, Churches, Christmas, Flat Cars, Thin Line Icons. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Quilmes, Argentina, who created the text typeface Wima in 2015. She also proposed a set of wayfinding icons in 2015 for MAMBA, the Museo de Arte Moderno de Buenos Aires. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vintage Type Co
Graphic designer from Summerside and/or Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, who was located first in Edmonton, Alberta, and then in Moncton, NB. He runs SRC Designs and founded Vintage Type Co in 2015 (not to be confused with Susan Townsend's Vintage Type, a company set up in the 1990s). Creator of the free sans titling typeface family Municipal (2013) and of the hand-printed typeface Fruit Sale (2013).
In 2014, he created Shifty Sailor (spurred), Hofmann (psychedelic typeface), Kalopsia Slab (a condensed slab serif family with an arts-and-crafts flair). One weight is free---the others can be bought here. He also created free User Interface Icons in 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Jackal Display, Anaheim Gothic, Alehouse (vintage connected script), Dorchester Display (vintage Victorian typeface), Huxley (brush script), Drone Ranger, Authentico (vintage poster typeface in eight styles), Firefly (free poster font), Highbinder (an eroded vintage typeface), Adventurous Script (watercolor brush), Nomad Icon Font, Arctic Express (hand-crafted capitals).
Typefaces from 2016: Mystery Tour (+Sans) (a layered Americana or circus font), Navy Queen (a nice free font influenced by vintage nautical posters).
Cluj-Napoca, Romania-based designer of the connected brush script typeface Coralia (2015), the hand-crafted Spiff (2015), the script typeface Lumiere (2015), and the semi-free font Brusher (2015). In addition, he made several sets of free vector format icons, including TwoGrey, Webicons, Chubby Icons, Stroke Gap Icons, and Cicons. Graphicriver link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Founded by Guido de Boer (Utrecht), Vormplatform is a Dutch studio in which Roosmarijn ten Hoopen, Studio AIRPORT, Ferry Booms and Jeroen van Loon participate. This is an eye candy site, where one can also find their free twitterware typeface Bariol (2012, +Italic), a rounded sans monoline with a large set of icons. This typeface was published by Atipo in Spain.
In 2013, Guido designed the rounded sans typeface 225 Rounds.
Typefaces by them include some icon font sets, Stilts (2013, a thin headline typeface), Narwhal (2013, a clean all-caps sans typeface), Miniglyph, Parks and Rec (icons), and Snack Time (icons). Together, they designed the slabby wood type (and letterpress emulation) typeface Ohio, Medical Icons, Survival Icons, Bike Icons and Transit Icons in 2013. In 2015, they published the squarish sans typeface Carolina.
Wroclaw, Poland-based designer of the slab serif typeface Bastard (2014; a school project together with Rui Pinto and Mauro Pedrosa at IPCA; based on Dino dos Santos's Leitura Sans Grot 2), and Wroclaw Public Transport Pictograms (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based creator of the counterless hand-printed typefaces Woodcutter Dripping Nightmare (2012) and Woodcutter MMXII (2012).
In 2013, he created Gothic Winter (snow-capped blackletter), Woodcutter Anonymous (ransom note font; +part2, 2014), The Shining (movie scanbats), Woodcutter Optical Army (op-art), Viking Runes Shields, Fresh Blood, Pig Rules, Pole Dance, Music+Party, Asian Food, Deers (sic), Woodcutter Amor de Madre (curly tattoo font), Tattoo Vieja Escuela 1, 2 and 3, Origami (animal dingbats), Vintage Motorcycle Club (scanbats), Vintage Christmas (dingbats), Terry Richardson World (scanbats), Woodcutter Wire Fence, Woodcutter Points (textured face), Made in Spain 4, I Love 80s (dings), Drugs (drug paraphernalia dings), Barber Shop (dingbats), Woodcutter del Reves, Adventure Time, New York New York (1 and 2), Woodcutter Dripping Classic, Woodcutter Tinta China (ink splatter font), Woodcutter Cross, Nightmare on Social Media, Breaking Bad (scanbats), Fight Club (boxing scanbats), Boligrafo (sketched font), Robots, Luxury Brands, Woodcutter Buena Lettra, Barcelona (scanbats), Devoto (religious dingbats), Joker (dingbats), Woodcutter Typewritter (sic), Banksy (scanbats), Made in Spain 1, 2 and 3 (company logos), Animal City (funny dingbats), LSD Junior (a scary alphading font), Woodcutter Army (army stencil), Woodcutter El Día De Todos Los Santos (Mexican dingbats), Woodcutter Summer Shadows, and the monster dingbat typeface Woodcutter El Dia del Juicio. Still in 2013, he designed Woodcutter Black Square, DaPunk, Woodcutter Pollita Alegre (a penis font), Woodcutter Hungry Pig, and Woodcutter Hand Light.
Typefaces from 2014: Hospital Icons, Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Headache, Irresistible (rounded sans), Doctor Garcia (textured), Violence, Hipster Icons, Saint Valentine's Day, Mister Manson, Casino (dingbats), Christian Icons, Christmas Icons, Hermes Manero, Beauty (dingbats), Art Icons & Tools, Clouds Mix, Malamadre (grunge), Offset Punk, Manos de Cerdo, Hotel Oriental, Basic Trip, Popeye (scanbats), Viva la Fiesta (flag alphadings), Street Stencil, Supermarket, Ebola Font, Vintage Halloween, Motel Imperial, Clothes, The Second World War (army stencil), Tahs On A Rope, Penis (dingbats), Regular Show (dingbats), Parkinsonism, The 70 Greatest Directors of All Time (scanbats), Smartphone (alphadings), Dripping, Chaos in Wisconsin, Saturno, Gym (dingbats), Angie, Antique Book, Black Rodeo, Gutierrez+, Matias-Font, Viejo-Oeste, Woodcutter-Prison-Tattoo, old+sailor, Italian Revolution, Kid Nightmare, Anderson (rough stencil), Manero (scratchy script), Tecno-Chaos (dot matrix font), Neverland, Martian Font, Radical Block, Woodcutter Delicada, Bon Appetit, Termica, Kandinsky, Hotel Paradiso, Seven Arts, Street Icons, Militaria (dingbats), Undergramo (poster font), Woodcutter Avispa, Fuego Fatuo, Other Space, Electrica Sals, Woodcutter Dramatica, Cocinitas (cooking dingbats), Bad Mother Fucker, Quentin Tarantino (scanbats), El Extraño, Fine Disorder, Woodcutter BCN Style (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Virus, Efectiva, Mogambo (fat brush), Duck Tape, Warriors, Cutre Glam, Woodcutter Sutill Shadow, Woodcutter Future, Rage, Woodcutter Negative, Manolo, Vegetables, Woodcutter Storm (lightning texture), Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Rustic Heavy Metal, Grass, Virgin Mary (scanbats), Laurus Nobilis (wreaths), Mister Bambu, Woodcutter Barcode, Conquest, Multimedia Icons, Preschool, Cursors, Woodcutter Kaos, Woodcutter Lines, Ukraine (constructivist), Meccano, Woodcutter Simple Font, Crux (crucifixes), Dolores (3d), Eyes, MoneyMoneyMoney, Made in Spain 5, Barcelona Mon Amour, New Society (a 3d shadow face), Federico (a hand-printed shadow typeface), Aranea (spider dings), Fifth Avenue (art deco), Beware of Pitbull, Dictators (scanbats), Woodcutter Vintage Cartoon, The American (textured face), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Apple Japanese Keyboard, Vintage Classics Disney, Carnage College (blood splatter font), Vintage Porn (scanbats), Woodcutter Fontana (textured caps), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Woodcutter Jet Set, Woodcutter Gothic Drama (blackletter), Woodcutter Relieve, Mixed Icons Vol. 1, Woodcutter Electric, Woodcutter Cloth, Street Style (graffiti font), Gothic Punk, Human Body Parts, Dirty Harry, Woodcutter Fine Sketch, Woodcutter Invisible, Miley Cyrus (scanbats), Old Guard, Circus and Fair, Comic Cover, Woodcutter Gigantismo, Clockwork Orange (scanbats), Dosmilcatorce, The Walking Dead (scanbats).
Typefaces from 2015: Rude High School, Imprenta Gonzales (white on black), Estrategia (textured style), Monkey Business, Venganza (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Executive, Left Hand Comic (textured), Dirty News, Gorilla BCN (a great hand-crafted athletic lettering typeface), Neo Protein (bio-grunge), Barrio-Santo (graffiti style), Periodic-Table-of-Elements, TerrorToons, Vanilla-Candy, Baseball-Icons, Boots, Fine-Homage, Jesus-Christ (religious icons), Lock, Meredith (texturted typeface), Neo-Victorian, Old-Europe (soft blackletter), White-Army (military stencil), HeadWear, Oil-Icons, Pollito-Peligroso (white-on-black letters), Taxi, The-Dentist, Planeta Zero (white-on-black letters), Cronenberg, Hell Bar, Horror Poster, Big Gipsy Bro, Peccatum (bloo drip font), Tempus Fugit (grunge), Indiana State (a great shaded titling face), DJ Icons, Gentleman Icons, Dope Crisis (textured), Bad Quality, Love and Hate, Smoking (dingbats), Phantom of the Opera (dripping blood font), Video Games (dingbats), Beauty Initials, Knife, Ciudad Capital, System Error (dot matrix font), Rejilla (gridded font), Punk Survival, Watches, Barrio Chino (grungy typeface), Delayed 9dot matrix font), Impertinencia, Ecology, Anchor, Comic Sandchez, Beard, Globe Icons, Jalisco Company (hand-crafted 3d typeface), Summer Icons, New Art Deco (textured art nouveau typeface), Gordita Alegre, Banned World, Pixel Chaos, Dirty Grunge, Metal Curvy, Jazz Club, One Percent, Profile, Scoreboard, Sentencia, The Octopus (silhouettes of octopi), New Sailor (tattoo script), Cleaner, Bear Icons, Woodcutter Trama, Manolete (wavy font), Skully (alphadings), Big Designer, Vintage Punk (white on black), Streets of Fire (textured), Nordica, Belle Epoque (art deco), Bakery, The Worlds Best Logos, Special Unit (textured typeface), Manifesto, Shooter, Woodcutter Carnage, Black Rain (sketched), Soft Addiction, Digital Camera Symbols, Surf, Tailoring, Palo Santo, Morbida (rounded athletic letters), Fine Shadows, The Woodcutter (dings), Experimento (textured typeface), Seven Sisters, Senior Citizen (dingbats), Hotel California, Woodcutter Hand 2015, Fire Department (scanbats), Dolor de Muelas [toothache], Hamburger, Vintage Mixed Vol 1 and 2, Torremolinos, Ol Torero (bullfight scanbats), Formula 1 (scanbats), Presidents of the United States of America, Furure Blood (dripping blood typeface), Wild West Icons, Maravillosos, Territorio (textured display face), Forced Flowers, Black Hole, The Death, Extra Fat (comic book font), Cristobal, Cirilico, Fuck Off (a very useful raised middle finger font), Mexican Skull (the best Mexican skull font anywhere), Old Nuremberg, Maria Dolores, China, Street College, Rodriguez, Tourism, Community, Oklahoma (varsity font), Smartphone Icons, Science Icons, Horse, Greek Mythology, Persiana (a Venetian blind font), Alcohol, Whatsap Emoticons, Library (possibly the best library icon font today), Candelita, Remember Me, Flamenco, Universidad 2015 (athletic lettering), Sneakers, Fire, Industrial Worker, Europe, Abstemious, Police, School, Paris, Savage Empire, Nautical (dingbats), Crusader (dingbats), Woodcutter MMXV, Rats, Monster Mash, 5th Avenue Stencil, Baby Icons, New Space, City Icons, Diamonds, Punkland, Temblores, Puttana Antique, Human Anatomy (dingbats), Guerra Santa, Winter Icons, Farm, NeoWriter, Russia.
Typefaces from 2016: Workout Routine (dingbats), Gipsy Bar, Finegrams (ornamental caps, monogram font), Diving (dingbats), Extupida, Dictadura, Euro Estilazo, Cul de Sac, Lions, Woodcutter Olla Barrejada, Cocaine, Monogramos, Gobierno (rounded sans), Maldita Comebolsas, Macho (spurred style), Eagle (great eagle-themed dingbats for East European coup d'etats ca. 1880), Fuck Love, Woodcutter Rocks (white on black), England (dingbats), Mechanic (garage mechanic dingbats), Rodaja (script), Le Petit Chaos, Old Deutschland (blackletter), Mister George, Cloud Candy, Ceporro, Old School Toons, Big Drama (fat poster style), Serial Font, Hotel Madriz, Lady Fiesta, Punk Army, Enfermo Rules, The Laguna, Casa Camaron, Mister Muerte (dripping blood font).
Alexandfer Meyer is the Zürich-based designer (b. 1977) who started publishing his typefaces at Die Gestalten. In 2008, he set up xyz.ch where he sells his own creations. Some typefaces have recently been released under the name Alexander Colby. Designer of these typefaces:
Cairo-based designer of the avant-garde Latin / Arabic sans typeface Arual (2013) and of the Arabic typeface Kutting Edge (2013). She also made a series of icons called Slurp (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿