TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun Sep 14 22:46:14 EDT 2014
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] ⦿
Matakana, New Zealand-based multidisciplinary designer whose company is called New Royal Standard. He created the athletic lettering inline face Lockout (2012).
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).
FontStructor who made the elegant bilined caps face Anakiri (2012). During her graphic design studies at BHSAD in Moscow in 2013, she made a great silhouette icon set.
Commercial faces 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 face Cassannet in 2012: this beautiful sans face is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.
The text face Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.
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.
Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)
Belgrade-based creator of these typefaces in 2012: Hokus Pokus (hand-printed), Airport Arrival, Trotoar (grunge).
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] ⦿
Joe Jimenez (aka Breezi) is the creator of the free font Breezi Icon Set (2012).
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. [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 faces 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: 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.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Stockholm-based creator of the free icon font Entypo (2012).
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 face Deffugia (2012). in addition, she created Adventure Game Icons (2011) and Alien Pictogram Set (2011). [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).
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] ⦿
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 Movember (sans), Bolognese Sans, Moor (multilined art deco family), Bobber Script, and Bread & Milk Sans. Genplan (2013) is a great free inline typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is based on 1930s Soviet poster types. See also TT Genplan Pro (2014).
Weave (2013) is an interlocking letter typeface for Latin and Cyrillic. 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 2014, Goloub created Robostile. He writes: In the process of the RoboCop game development, Glu Mobile studio has decided to create a Cyriilic font that would be used in Russian localization, instead of Eurostile. I had created a boxy, display face with similar metrics and more technological feeling, that includes not only the basic Latin and Cyrillic characters but also the game symbols.
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] ⦿
Emil Kozole (Ljubljana, Slovenia) s currently studying 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.
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] ⦿
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:
Ethan Paul Dunham
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. [Google] [More] ⦿
Iconic font scissors. This free tool can be used to combine icons into a single font. The authors are Roman Shmelev, Vitaly Puzrin and Aleksey Zapparov.
Fonts from which compositions can be made:
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.
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.
Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)
Gaslight-type-foundry is collaboration between two type designers---Valery Zaveryaev 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 face 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 face 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 face Marshrut (2005). Electrolize (2011) is a free squarish face available from Google Web Fonts. Bad Script (2011, Google Web Fonts) is an informal hand-printed face 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.
Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin.
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
Heimat Design in Lage (Bielefeld), Germany, is the design studio and foundry of Florian Klauer. In 2010, Florian made the monoline sans faces Florin Sans (2010) and Heimat Grotesk that are characterized by their large x-heights.
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.
Henning Hartmut Skibbe
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.
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 face 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. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
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, NZ.
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 and Vivala Coffee House Icons. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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.
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).
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.
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)i, Wing Chun stick figure icons (2014), and the fat finger font Dans Ta Face (2014) [Google] [More] ⦿
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 face 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] ⦿
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 face Toyota, and the hand-printed typeface Globus. In 2009 at Dalton Maag, he did Metrolink Manchester, McDonalds. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Kiev, Ukraine. Creator of the calligarphic 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
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.
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 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.
MKN Design (Michael Nÿkamp, Grand Rapids, MI) 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. [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 face 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.
Red Lion, PA-based designer of a free set of vector format icons called Softee Icons (2013), and the commercial typefaces Wear (2014), Chili (2014), Oil Field (2014, rouded sans), Stout (2014), Ale (2014), Indie (2014, outlined face), and Ale Pro (2014).
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 face for signage). He also made the icon sets 80 Sports Icons (2013) and Furnitures.
Tbilisi, Georgia-based Russian designer of Barrier Display Font (2014, a hipster Latin typeface), Simple Stamp (2014, a free poster font), and Oriental Icons (2014). Creative Market link. [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.
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 faces), 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 faces 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.
Peax Web Design
French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.
Typefaces from 2014: 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 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 faces 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. El Santo (2014) is 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 face SomeRandomFont (2007). He creates typographic icons and tools that are useful for web pages.
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.
Ralph du Carrois
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).
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 face Flaster (2009), the playful Supermicebros (2009) and the funky Prostata TTF (2009).
In 2008, this designer used FontStruct to create the vertical-line stencil face simple-deux, and the experimental faces pix-90 and des-struc.
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 face 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).
Fonts from 2014: Conia (free icon font), Letreiro (underlined letters).
So as not to be confused with the Colombian type designer Sergio Ramirez, 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jacob Gube lists ten free font managers. Other subpages by him:
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 Elrabet Mustapha is the Casablanca / Rabat, Morocco-based designer of Branco Script (2014) and Lonely Brush (2014). He also designed some icons in 2014. Behance link. Aka Stefano. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creators of the (commercial) dada typeface Urbanica (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, 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), 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] ⦿
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 faces, 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 face 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.
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.
Based in Montpellier, France, Thomas Boucherie designed the dingbat faces 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 face Iddi Head, and the dingbat faces 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 face will soon be available for free download.
In 2012, he created a free icon set called 24 Things.
In 2013, he added the sans face 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 face / light sister combination called Aune, and the heavy titling sans typeface Scandal. He also created several interesting sets of icons. [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.
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),Fuera (2011, bilined face, T26).
In 2013, he published Calvin (a sans family, T26: the weights range from hairline to heavy black), Selecta (an organic rounded sans, T26), Thunderbolt (an octagonal army style typeface family with a military stencil, T-26), Xcetera, Ignorance (a calligraphic typeface), Psalta (an octagonal blackletter typeface), Nadsat (a geometric display sans with some interlocking letters), Cobono (organic sans), Prox (sans face), Zurika (a wonderful crazy script face), Faddish (T26: a fashion mag typeface), Heraldry (T26), Cedi (YWFT: a hand-printed typeface family with huge multi-character ligature set to simulate real handwriting), Tcho (T26: a soft rounded sans family that covers Latin, Thai, Arabic, Greek and other scripts), Dejecta (a striking scratched titling face, T26), Nedo (a bold prismatic display typeface inspired by the work of Nedo Mion Ferrario in Venezuela), Quam (an elliptical sans family), Pictypo (a useful icon typeface).
In 2014, he updated the interlocking poster display face Tinsel (T26---original from 2010) and published the fantastic cartoon / comic book typeface family Bangbang. Siggy (2014) is a funky 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.
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.
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).
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.
One can buy some icon font sets from them, such as Stilts 92013), Narwhal (2013), Miniglyph, Parks and Rec, and Snack Time. Together, they designed the slabby wood type typeface Ohio, Medical Icons, Survival Icons, Bike Icons and Transit Icons in 2013.
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 face 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: 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).
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 faces:
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] ⦿