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24 Ways
[Jon Hicks]

Jon Hicks gives a clear mini-tutorial on how to display icons in web pages using fonts (with icon symbols in them) and data-attributes using simple CSS definitions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Rogers

Graphic designer in Derby, UK, who created YCN 3 Prong Type in 2012 at the University of Derby. He also created fun Dog Icons (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Whitcroft

Adam Whitcroft designed Climacons (2012), 75 climatically categorised pictographs for web and user interface designers. These icons were made into a (free) font by Christian Naths. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriá Gómez

Graphic designer in Barcelona, b. 1990. Creator of the free modular typeface Johanna (2012) and the 10-style organic sans typeface family Wake (2013).

He created a font and icons for La Molina Wayfinding (with Sergi Diaz and Jaume Juan).

Typefaces from 2014 include Luthier (a free transitional typeface family with wedge serifs), Wake (an elliptical sans) and Margot (free).

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

Agne Zvirblyte

Graphic designer in Vilnius, Lithuania. Creator of "Funny Icons For Palanga resort" (2014) and Lego Font (2014, modular). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Parisian graphic and web designer who created a cursive typeface and Thing Icons in 2014. In 2015, he/she created a multicolored circle-based alphabet. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aleksandra Gundorova

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessio Atzeni

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]  ⦿

Alex Gart

Aka Alex Gorilla. Alex Gart (Chelyabinsk, Russia) created the commercial alchemic typeface The Elementarity (2013). It can be bought here. He also made Weather Icons (2013).

Behance link. Graphic River link for buying his typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Townsend

Matakana, New Zealand-based multidisciplinary designer whose company is called New Royal Standard. He created the athletic lettering inline typeface Lockout (2012).

In 2013, he created the beautiful art deco typeface New Royal Stencil, and simple and iconic Stackable Animal Illustrations.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Colby

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Alexander Selunin

Creator of the free icon font QwarsIcons (2013, Open Font Library) and the free sans typeface Qwars Sans (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandros Skouras

Chicago, IL-based designer of Olympic Game Pictograms (2015) and Greneue (2015, a Greek sans typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amit Jakhu

During his design studies at Humber College in Toronto, Amit Jakhu designed the free hand-drawn typeface Quirky Nots (2013) and the free icon set Dripicons (2013).

Behance link. Designer Fuel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amrit Pal Singh

Amrit Pal Singh (Ahmedabad, India) developed a signage and way finding system for a museum named Vivek Darshan, situated in Khetri, Distt. Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anas Ramadan

Creator of the free icon font Richstyle (2012, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Arques

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]  ⦿

Andrea Sogn

Graphic design student in Oslo, Norway, who created Typical Oslo Pictograms (2014) and an electrically charged display typeface called Volt (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Carter

Graphic designer in Fgura, Malta, who created the display typeface family Change Sans (2014), and Wayfinding Icon Set (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Suazon Acar

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Angelo Mangano

Graphic designer in Brussels who created the sans typeface Tokyo Airport (2014), together with a set of airport icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Angel Suazon Acar]

madrid-based designer of Always Typeface (2015) and Camera Icons (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anish Sundaran

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).

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Ivanir

Illustrator and graphic designer in Haifa, Israel, who created the brushy typeface Akula (2014), Rainy Days (2015), Bubble Gum (2015), and several sets of icons. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Kirisyuk

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnildo Junior Gehring

Graphic designer in Balneario de Camboriu, Brazil. He reduced the serifs in Courier New and created Courrier Digital (2012). Spacender (2012) is another experimental typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artill Typs
[Lukas Bischoff]

Artill Typs is Lukas Bischoff's foundry in Trier, Germany, est. 2009. German stylist and designer in Trier. Creator of Sketch Rockwell (2008), one of the nicest sketched style fonts anywhere.

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.

Typefaces from 2012: Zwodrei, Kurt (a hand-printed typeface), Artill Weather Icons (free).

In 2014, together with Sascha Timplan at Stereotypes, he created the athletic lettering typeface family Atletico.

Behance link. Blog. Old URL. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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.

Typefaces from 2013: Salomé (a fat didone, +Stencil, +Italic, +Deco). Dedicated web page.

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.

Behance link. Bariol site. Interview in 2012 by Unostiposduros. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayman Hafez

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.

Home page. Dafont page. Behance link. Fontspace link. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Banzai Tokyo
[Sergey Epifanov]

Experimental foundry in Toulouse. Run by Sergey Epifanov (b. 1978, Kostroma, Russia), a graphic designer and an illustrator, it sells fonts like Banzai Moloko (2009) via MyFonts.

In 2013, Banzai Tokyo published the icon font Web Hosting Hub Glyphs Essentials.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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).

Typefaces from 2014: Bread and Confectionary, Dairy, Vegetables, Meat and Seafood, Fruits. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Baron Chau

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)
[Boris Borisogljepski]

Belgrade-based creator of these typefaces in 2012: Hokus Pokus (hand-printed), Airport Arrival, Trotoar (grunge). 500 icons and a set of medal icons called Medals in 2012. In 2013, he added Trotoar (grunge).

Graphic River link. Brandbusters link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Belén La Rivera

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. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Humphrey
[Jigsoar icons]

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Beril Karabulut

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Beril Karabulut created the calligraphic typeface Caligrazon (2014) and the Sarus Icons (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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[Wassim Awadallah]

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]  ⦿

Boris Borisogljepski
[Bata Barata (or: Brandbusters)]

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A free icon fontn made in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Joe Jimenez]

Joe Jimenez (aka Breezi) is the creator of the free font Breezi Icon Set (2012).

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

Brian QC

Argentinian creator of Social Icon (2013, free at Dafont). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brittany Deighton

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]  ⦿

Bruno Aloy

Bruno Aloy is located in Versailles, Argentina. His creations include Typorama (2014, at FADU / UBA). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron McEfee

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Camila Leao

Artist in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who created the typefaces Talking Heads, camila (octagonal) and Faction Sans in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camille Lucas

Graphic designer in Saint-Tropez, France. In 2012, she created a set of typographic icons called Signe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carine de Wandeleer

Carine de Wandeleer was born in Argentina to a French-Belgian immigrant family. She studied fine arts and graphic design at University of Buenos Aires, but lives and works in Spain.

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: 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: Muscari (connected script), Ambar (connected script with a roman caps set called Ambar Serif).

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Carla Porciuncula

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Santiago

Interactive designer in Chicago who created a beautiful Didot poster in 2012. He also created a custom icon set for a hotel in midtown Chicago in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Fernandez

During her graphic design studies in Sao Paulo, Carolina Fernandez created Gothic Fernandez (2013, a hand-printed typeface). She also designed Shopping pictograms in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carrois Type Design
[Ralph du Carrois]

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 (PUCV)
[Gley Riquelme]

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.

Behance link for Gley Carolina Roquelme. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catherine Kosasih

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]  ⦿

Chris Coyier
[Flat icons and icon fonts]

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Christelle Hayek

During her studies in Saida, Lebanon, Christelle Hayek created the lapidary typeface Chrisel (2014), an angular rhythmic Arabic typeface (2014), and Map Design Pictograms (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Naths

Christian Naths (Edmonton, Alberta) created the experimental typeface Redacted (2013) and the icon font Climacons (2013, with Adam Whitcroft). Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chrystian Zaldana

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]  ⦿

Claire Angeli Lua

During her studies in Cebu City, The Philippines, Claire Angeli Lua created the retro Sci Fo Icons set (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudio Gomboli

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Conor Muirhead
[Icon Stacks]

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Cristiana Costin

During her graphic design studies in Bucharest, Romania, Cristiana Costin created Single Line Typeface (2014) and Braila City Icon Set (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

CSS Tricks: Icon fonts

A style sheet example for creating useful colored variabl-size icons for web sites. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Bruce

Stockholm-based creator of the free icon font Entypo (2012).

Another URL for Entypo. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Peralta Casanova

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Utz

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.

Typedia link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniele Catalanotto

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Huthart

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Danielle Quast Tostes

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]  ⦿

Dario Ferrando

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]  ⦿

Darius Dan

Designer in Cluj, Romania, of the free vector icon set 3px Icons (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Gandy

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David Alexander Slaager

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).

Creations from 2010: Ikoo (icon font), SayTwo (a gorgeous horizontally striped 3D face; free here), GenzzTop, GenzzBottom, PixyRobo (alphadings), Unik (2009), Unik2 (2011).

In 2012, he made Shaman Regular, Changaa.

Dafont link. Behance link. David Is Creative site, also run by him. Another URL. Another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Masson Allaire

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
[OT Lab]

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Denise Chandler

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).

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deyan Sedlarski

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]  ⦿

Dina Makarita

Creator of Helvetica Nation (2012), a number of icons composed of Helvetica Medium glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ding Bang

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: Olimpic Icons 1, Winter Sport, Peppa Pig, Mickey Vintage, Proton Style, Sun Belt, MWC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dirk Uhlenbrock

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Dmitry Baranovsky

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Dmitry Goloub

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.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Drew Wilson

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]  ⦿

Ed Merritt

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Eduardo Amorim Sousa

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

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.

Attitude (2013) is a 7-style semi-alchemic typeface family. Random (2014) is a large and very pretty ransom note family.

Ten Dollar Fonts link. Cargocollective link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emir Findikoglu

Emir Finfikoglu, an illustrator in Istanbul, created the Spor Piktogram icon set for sports events (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Ruiz Davila

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]  ⦿

[Henning Hartmut Skibbe]

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:

  • Arctic (2006). A headline font family. Arctic Black Basic is free.
  • Haptic (2008). A sans logotype that won an award at TDC2 2009).
  • Nautik (2004-2006). A free calligraphic take on Courier. Image by Francisco Baudizzone.
  • Skibfont (2002-2003). A free calligraphic font.
  • Codesigner with Johannes Erler in 2009 of FF Dingbats 2.0, a redesign and update of FF Dingbats (1993). This was followed in 2014 by FF Dingbats 2.0 UI and FF Dingbats 2.0 Inverted UI.
  • The agency did the typeface design for Sueddeutsche Zeiting in 2011-2012. Its new corporate typeface, SZ (Serif, Sans, Sans Condensed, Text, 40 fonts in all), is described as follows by Henning's codesigner, Nils Thomsen: In 2011 and 2012 I participated on the corporate typeface for the Ggermans daila, "Süddeutsche Zeitung", at the office "Bureau ErlerSkibbeToensmann". Hand in hand with type designer Henning Skibbe and art director Christian Tönsmann the different styles and weights were carefully designed. The technical part was edited by fontshop.com. SZ Text is based on Excelsior (Chauncey H. Griffith, 1931). The new typefce got narrower and the capitals smaler and lighter. To this we added lots of new details, which worked better and made it overall more efficient in tight columns and line spacing. SZ Serif is based on SZ Text and replaced the "Times" (Stanley Morison, 1931). Higher contrast and slightly narrower letter shapes makes it more useful for headline typography. SZ Sans is designed for strong headlines and replaces "Helvetica" (Max Miedinger, 1957). Simple and silent shapes gives the right touch to the neutral character of "Süddeutsche Zeitung". SZ Sans Condensed is made for tables in the sport or economy segment. It replaces FF Unit (Erik Spiekermann & Christian Schwartz, 2003-2011).

MyFonts page. Linotype page. FontHaus page. Behance link. URL for Skibbe. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Esra Ati

Cairo-based designer of a blackletter and a squarish Arabic typeface in 2014. She also created some pictograms in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ester Nemcova

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). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethan Paul Dunham
[FontHead Design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fábio Duarte Martins
[Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Facebook Symbols

This web site provides a copy paste interface for Facebook users and web page creators who want to use special icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Factor Design
[Olaf Stein]

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]  ⦿

Fatema Buasallai

Galali, Bahrein-based designer of the decorative floral caps alphabet Sakura (2014) and the ornamental alphabet Anime (2014). She also created some pictograms in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felix Rufin

Designer at Type-o-tones in Barcelona of the unicase typeface family Designal (2007, +Stencil), which comes with 400 dingbats for, e.g., weather and packaging. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Filipa Diniz

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
[Chris Coyier]

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]  ⦿

Florian Klauer
[Heimat Design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Floris Voorveld

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.

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

[Dave Gandy]

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. [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.

GitHub link.

Fonts from which compositions can be made:

  • Entypo by Daniel Bruce.
  • Font Awesome by Dave Gandy
  • Typicons by Stephen Hutchings
  • Modern Pictograms by John Caserta
  • Meteocons by Alessio Atzeni
  • Maki by Mapbox
  • Zocial by Sam Collins
  • Brandico by Crowdsourced
  • Web Symbols by Just Be Nice studio
[Google] [More]  ⦿

[Svetoslav Simov]

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.

  • Typefaces from 2008: Cubic (3d face), Clou (cloud-like letters), Colo (double-lined and geometric), Snail, Blou (very thick and counterless letters).
  • Typefaces from 2009: United Sans (sans family), Uni Sans (another (the same?) sans family), Kare (psychedelic), File (fat face), Zag (7-style monoline sans with tear drop terminals; it include Zag Drps and Zag Deco), Clou (cloudy letters), Facet (Black and Ultra: paper fold faces), Noveu (psychedelic, art nouveau), Pastel (brush face), Rolka (round ultra-fat and curly lettering), Val (rounded fat), Kvant (severe and octagonal), Duplex (fat techno), Avatar (ultra fat black), Dovde (bubbly, co-designed by Maria Karkova), LOT (fat art deco), MOD (ultra-fat), Oval (rounded sans), Quad (octagonal outline), Portal Strips and Portal Black (hyper-experimental geometric faces), Prisma (more ultra-fat experimentation) and Wigan (Wigan Thin and Bold of this paperclip typeface appeared in 2014).
  • Creations in 2010: Hero (free sans family), Null (ultra fat, free), Aston (a modern high-contrast rounded display face), DAN (free piano key font; Dan Pro is not free though), Solomon (headline sans family) [Images of Solomon: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii], Dox (ultra fat geometric poster face), Sudoku (a geometric display family with several biline and triline styles, done with Fontan2), VAL Stencil (a stencil in which repeating letters makes them tilt the other way; free), Code (2010, a fantastic monoline sans family; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v), Dekar (techno), Clipdings Web, Clipdings Travel, Clipdings Graphic Arts, Babydings, Artdings, Reader (Light, Bold: avant garde sans), SAF2010 (comic book/signage: well, Jan Erasms, the designer in 2006 of Menyaka for FIFA WC 2010 is not happy, calling SAF a blatant imitation), Age Free (free fat organic face), GOTA (a free fat finger sans face).
  • Typefaces from 2011: Gabriel Sans (grotesk family), La Boheme (signage face), Qero Mite (an organic monoline sans), Code Pro (caps only clean sans headline family), Solomon Sans (a headline monoline sans family).
  • Typefaces made in 2012: Nexa (a geometric sans in 16 styles), Nexa, Rex (free octagonal family for Latin and Cyrillic), Hagin (free), Intro (26-style superfamily) and Intro Inline (free Futura-style family for Latin and Cyrillic). Intro Condensed was created in 2014.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Nexa Slab, Nexa Slab XBold, Nexa Slab Bold, Nexa Slab Book, Nexa Slab Light. [Recognize the typeface by the a and the g (an 8 with a small piece missing).
  • Typefaces from 2014: Nexa Rust (a weathered letterpress emulation family of 83 typefaces by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev).
  • Typefaces from 2015: The roundish tightly set broad-ranged sans typeface family Panton.

View Fontfabric's typefaces.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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.

PDFs of many fonts.

Catalog of FontFont's typefaces [large web page warning]. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontHead Design
[Ethan Paul Dunham]

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).

Dafont link.

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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Laszlo Nemes]

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

Gabriel de Souza

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Gabriela Benavides

Designer in Monterrey, Mexico, who created Boulder (2013, a geometric sans with an alchemic alternate version), Healthy Icon Set (2013), Eterna (2011) and Stellar (2011, art deco). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galina Kalougina

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]  ⦿

[Scott MacMichael]

Gallusness (Alloa, Scotland) is run by Scott MacMichael. He designed Scotoilets (Scottish toilet icons) in 2012, and Candybet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ganesha Balunsat

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)
[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 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), the fat display overlay families Quadratish Serif and Quadratish Solid.

Delgado (2012) is an elegant tall and thin fashion mag typeface for Latin and Cyrillic, made by Roman Shchyukin.

Typefaces from 2013: Kiddy, Gen (techno), Tesla (techno face, Roman Shchyukin).

Typefaces from 2014: Dotee (octagonal paper cut-out typeface, by Valery Zaveryaev and Maria Luarvik), Sofya.

Klingspor link. Fontspring link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Hellofont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Free and commercial EPS format icon sets. Sets include Geomicons Squared and Geomicons Wired. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe De Luca

Communications designer in Naples, who created Symbol Alphabet (2013) and the dot matrix typeface Mobitypes (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gley Riquelme
[Casiopea (PUCV)]

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[Claudio Gomboli]

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.

Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg D. Mathews

CleanIcons is a 5-dollar set of icons in both graphic and font formats. It was designed in 2012 by Greg D. Mathews, a software engineering student at San Jose Stae University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guido de Boer

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Harris Design
[James M. Harris]

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.

Old home page. Creative Market link. Dafont link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Heimat Design
[Florian Klauer]

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.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Fontspring link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hello Brio Studio
[Jennifer Coyle]

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 Paperweight (hand-crafted poster font), Elbow Room, and Doodled Coffee Icons.

Jennifer runs Hello Brio studio. Behance link. Hello Brio Studio. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henning Hartmut Skibbe

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Heydon Pickering

Norwich, UK-based designer (b. 1982) who created the free icon dingbat font Heydings Icons (2011). See also Heydings Controls (2011) and Heydings Common Icons (2011).

In 2014, Pickering designed the thin octagonal typeface Squib.

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

Holmkvist Creative
[Robert Holmkvist]

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.

Buy Labour via Hype For Type. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iain Budgen

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.

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


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]  ⦿

Icon Dock

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

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:

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Icon Stacks
[Conor Muirhead]

Conor Muirhead shows how to combine icon glyphs to create complex icons using clever CSS programming. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Igor Kiselev

Russian creator in Moscow of the free icon typeface Web Symbols (2011, OFL).

Just Be Nice Studio in Moscow. Fontsquirrel link. Fontspace link. Russian link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilaria Dell'Oro

Graphic designer in Lecco, Italy, who created the wide techno font Athletic (2013) with accompanying stick figure sports icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Gulkov

Russian graphic designer working out of San Francisco. His work includes a few nice Cyrillic typegraphic pieces, some icon sets and digitally revived Vjaz lettering (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacek Janiczak

Poznan,Poland-based designer of Rock Font (2014, a spurred Victorian set of caps), and a free set of icons (2014, vector format). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Creator of the commercial sans typeface Jade (2013) and the icon set Minimalist (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Gube
[Six Revisions]

[More]  ⦿

Jamel E. Robin

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).

Some fonts are free at Dafont. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James M. Harris
[Harris Design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jamila Hodges

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]  ⦿

Jared Froeber

Based in Fargo, ND, Jared Froeber created the dot matrix typeface Press Start (2014) and an untitled set of icons (also in 2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jelio Dimitrov

Bulgarian designer of Socialico (2012), a free set of social icon fonts, published at Fontfabric. Home page. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Coyle
[Hello Brio Studio]

[More]  ⦿

Jens Uwe Meyer
[Mutabor Design]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Snyder
[Warehouse Design]

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Jigsoar icons
[Benjamin Humphrey]

Benjamin Humphrey's free icon set is called Jigsoar Icons. Benjamin is a designer for AVOS, and lives in Dunedin, NZ.

Home page. Link to Jigsoar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Kalman

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. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Jimenez

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Joey Raphael

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Johannes Erler

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.

Fontshop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Hoffmann
[Johannes Hoffmann]

Düsseldorf, Germany-based creator of Vivala Media Icons (2013) and Vivala Unicase (2012).

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.

In 2015, he added Vivala Black, a mammoth weight type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Hoffmann
[Johannes Hoffmann]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

John Caserta
[The Design Office]

[More]  ⦿

Jon Hicks
[24 Ways]

[More]  ⦿

Jonathan Macagba
[Prototype-NY (was: Handcraftedfonts)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Rico

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
[Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Juergen Krausz

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]  ⦿

Julja Petrushevska

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]  ⦿

Juraj Chrastina

Freelance designer from Slovakia, b. 1981, Zilina. He set up shop at MyFonts in 2009. His typefaces:

  • 2009: Stanislawski (display sans), Bonatti (simplified sans), Motyka (an octagonal family).
  • 2010: Cassin (dingbats), Birkenmajer (blackletter and curly), Ruman (a piano key font not unlike many of the modular fonts made over at FontStruct), Komarnicki (geometric---it is largely based on arcs of a circle), Batura (ornaments), Flexi Social Icons (a set of 64 social network and media buttons), Messner (a hairline sans), Kammerlander (a high-contrast all caps Peignotian face that Juraj claims is well suited for fashion mags), Runout (a black marker face), Walker (a floral dingbat face), Trango (an unevenly spaced fun childish hand-printed face), Chogolisa (an elliptical sans family).
  • 2011: Primitive Icons (dingbats), Manaslu (his first cartoon font), Baltoro Sans (humanistic sans), Masherbrum Slab Thin (hairline slab for fashion mags), Latok (a fat keyhole-themed art deco display face), Makalu (a flower dingbat typeface inspired by the lovely drawings of the famous illustrator Zdenìk Miler), Besley Hand (hand-printed didone), Ambassador (a hairline roman capitals face, ideal for glossy fashion mags. Its high-contrast Peignotian companion is Snob), Greenhorn (a comic book face), Gamba (an elliptical typeface), Valibuk (a strong black sans headline face), Lomidrevo (a grunge stencil derived from Valibuk), Baronessa (hand-printed poster face), Baron (hand-printed poster face).
  • 2012: Rumbarak (inspired by the titles of a few old Czech movies for children), Boudoir (a hand-printed poster face), Fimfarum (a wonderful set of hand-printed poster faces that can be mixed and matched for certain effects).
  • 2013: Gentleman (a sans family from hairline to black), Amundsen (an all-caps stencil typeface), Smart Labels (badges), Lustig (an interlocking poster font), Hilton Sans and Hilton Serif (fashion mag headline faces kerned and spaced by Igino Marini), Handy Labels, Loco (a counterless geometric art deco face), Charmante (hand-drawn poster typeface).
  • 2014: Fram (an uppercase stencil typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), General (neutral sans family with a very thin hairline weight).
  • Fonts from 2015: Britva (a glaz krak typeface derived from Valibuk).

Pic. Myfonts link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Fontspring link. Behance link.

Showcase of Juraj Chrastina's typefaces at MyFonts. Behance link.

View Juraj Chrastina's typefaces. Showcase of Juraj Chrastina's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

K. Kris Yoo

Kris Yoo was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. She is an interaction designer in Newport Beach, CA.

She created a pictogram font (2012) and as a Peignotian sans called Kris Sans (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K Projects
[Simone Giorgio]

Simone Giorgio (K-Projects, Varese, Italy; b.1985) is a Fontstructor who created the Western typefaces W Bill (2010) and K Bill (2009), which were inspired by an old Italian comic called Cocco Bill.

Simone wiorks as graphic and type designer

He also designed the octagonal Antique Angles (2009), the counterless Simple Pop (2010), Xetra (2009), Alfabeto (2010) and the 3d shadow typeface Shadow45 (2010).

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.

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

Kadu Supanik

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.

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kagan Kazakci

During his studies at Haceteppe University in Ankara, Turkey, Kagan Kazakci the playful font Meltinfo (2013) as well as some geometric Olympic Pictograms (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaiser Zhar Khan
[True Type Fonts]

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Karine Pujol

Parisian designer of the icon font Netvibes (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kate Ferrara
[Kate Ferrara Design [was: KFD Digital Goods]]

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Kate Ferrara Design [was: KFD Digital Goods]
[Kate Ferrara]

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).

Kate still offers custom typeface design services at Kate Ferrara Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kathleen Rothschild

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]  ⦿

K.B. Sriram

Creator of the free icon font Android Icons (2012): AndroidIcons is an icon font that was derived by vectorizing the Core Android 4.0 Icon, which is available from Android. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KDN Media

Creators of the commercial font Social Network Icons (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenneth Dahlstrøm Nordahl

Norwegian computer specialist at Høgskolen i Østfold. He created the icon font WriteSocial (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenny Williams

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Kickstand Apps
[Travis Zehren]

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Uitslag

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]  ⦿

Kristin Matte

Montreal-based designer of some icons for the ALT Hotel in Halifax in 2013. Behance link [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kwanchai Akkaratammagul

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]  ⦿

Kyle Steed

Dallas, TX-based designer of the free display typeface Clumsy (2010) and of the vector format font called Steed Font (2009) and of the hand-printed Funktion (2011).

Designmoo link. Alternate URL.

In 2012, Kyle started selling his Steedicons font and vector format icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lance Wyman

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).

Bio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laszlo Nemes

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Leo Rimensberger

During his studies in Geneva, Leo Rimensberger created a (virtual) set of icons for Geneva's airport (2014) and a bold round display typeface called Vivino (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lera Efremova

Lera Efremova specializes in vector graphics. She has created several icon sets and alphabets in vector format, ca. 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Gabriel de Souza]

Typefoundry in Bahia, Brazil, run by Gabriel de Souza. Creator of the 72-font sans typeface families Clio, Clio Condensed, Clio Icons, and Clio XS in 2012.

Typefaces made in 2013: Only You Sexy, Only You Sexy Icons, Only You Icons (frames, kitchen dings, romantic dingbats), Only You Pro (a curly hand-printed set of typefaces).

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

Lisa Bonnion

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]  ⦿

Lise G

Toulouse, France-based designer. She created a Funny Icons set and an experimental mirrored alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Design company in Jakarta, Indonesia, that created Cloudon (2014), a vector format set of weather icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luan Tran

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]  ⦿

Luisa Napoli

During her studies in Sao Paulo, Luisa Napoli created Imagine Regular (2013), an outlined squarish typeface, and 40 design Stuff Icons (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukas Bischoff
[Artill Typs]

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Mara Codalli

Photographer who has collected a nice set of toilet icons (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Weymann

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]  ⦿

Mario del Valle

Designer in Valladolid, Spain, of the free vector icon set Captain Icon (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariya Dariy

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]  ⦿

Marta Coppola

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
[Sergio Diaz]

Sergio Diax (Martian Wabbit Proctions) is a Honduran web developer. He studies at UNITEC. Creator of the free JustVector Social Icons Font set (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Sesto

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]  ⦿

Mary Wong

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]  ⦿

Matt Grey

Graphic designer and illustrator (b. Southampton, UK, 1993) who studied graphic design at University College Falmouth.

He created the dingbat face Social Networking Icons (2011) and the counterless geometric typeface Grobsidian (2011).

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.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Behance link.

Catalog of his typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Media Loot

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]  ⦿

Mezonali Creative

Valencia, Spain-based designers of the sans display typeface Onyx (2015), the soft sans typeface Jules (2015), the art deco typeface Elaine (2015) and a few icon sets.. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Nunes

Michael Nunes (Michael Nunes Design, Lisbon, Portugal) created the tweetware alchemic typeface Portica (2013). In 2014, he created the tweetware Round Around Icon Set.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Nÿkamp
[MKN Design]

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Michael Parson

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael Ummels

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.

In 2011, he created the mathematical font FD Symbol in Metafont and Type 1, to accompany Fedra in mathematical texts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michel Lun
[Peax Web Design]

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Micol Montesanti

Graphic designer in London, UK, who created the free icon fonts AICode, PSCode and IDCode (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mihkel Loomus

During his studies in Tartu, Estonia, Mihkel Loomus created Antenna (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miriam Horn

Art director at Formlos, Berlin, who created Flittchen (2013, a blackletter typeface), Gridio (2013, a poster typeface) and a set of museum icons (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MKN Design
[Michael Nÿkamp]

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]  ⦿

Morgan Holcomb

Greenville, SC-based designer of the Peignotian typeface Klaui (2014). She also made Coffee Icons (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mutabor Design
[Jens Uwe Meyer]

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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Icons

MyFonts listing of all fonts tagged with the word "icons". [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Weather icons

Typefaces that contain weather icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Web graphics

MyFonts listing of fonts that are appropriate for web graphics. This includes both icons or dingbats, and alphabets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naz Kisnisci

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Naz Kisnisci designed Desert Icons (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Carn

Graphic designer in Melbourne, Australia, who created the Slither typeface and Library Wayfinding Icons in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noah Kinard

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: Hijinx (rounded hand-crafted sans caps faces), Mortyr Black (blackletter).

Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

North Park

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Cameron McEfee]

Octicons is a font made for font-based icons on web pages. It was developed by new media designer Cameron McEfee (San Francisco) in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olaf Stein
[Factor Design]

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Oleg Stepanov

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]  ⦿

Olga Rafalska

During his studies in Poznan, Poland, Olga Rafalska created the free icon set Elementarz (2014, AI format) and the circle-based typeface Etnofont (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar Shammah

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.

In 2013, he created the straight-edged typeface POV. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Opalpal Wong

Opalpal Wong (Kloset Design, Bangkok, Thailand) created Crochet (2014, a stitching font) and Weather Icons (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orlando T.M. Merone

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]  ⦿

OT Lab
[Denis A. Serikov]

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.

Metrofont (2013, free) contains navigation and warning signs for transportation systems.

Forum / Blog (in Russian). Dafont link. Behance link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pascal / Iconoci

Freelance designer in London, who created the display sans caps typeface Cephalonia (2013) and the icon set Iconoci (2013). His studio is Design By Pascal. Iconoci can be bought at Iconoci.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peax Web Design
[Michel Lun]

French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.

Typefaces from 2015: 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.

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

Peter Bilak

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Phelan Riessen

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phuong Ta

During her graphic design studies in Portland, OR, Phuong Ta created a set of Fresh Market icons (2014) and a custom display typeface for Nobal Home in Portalnd (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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.

The site is brought by Creative Sloth, which is a team of three, Alan Clarke, Erman Kutlu and Joyce Wang, based in London. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico

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).

In 2012, he cretted the monoline octagonal typeface Segmentum, and the poster typeface Sportiva.

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.

Pierfrancesco's logo and typography work includes beauties such as a fish called Aperitivo (2011), and a foot illustration called Walking (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixel Ambacht
[Roel Nieskens]

Dutch site mainly concerned with font technology. Interesting sub-pages:

  • An article on multicolor fonts.
  • An article on multicolor icons.
  • An article on an 8-bit multicolor font, Compyx, developed by the writer, and freely available for download. It harkens back to the original pixel fonts that hackers used to love---Compyx is the name of a famous Commodore 64 graphician. It is a three-color font created in a scalable manner by a very clever hack: We have four SVG files per character, each file representing one color. We're going to use Fontlab's TransType 4 to create the multicolor font, but TransType can't work with a bunch of SVGs. It takes regular singlecolor fonts, and allows us to overlay and color them, and export them as a multicolor font. So, first we need to create four regular fonts, each one containing all the characters belonging to the same color layer. Since I don't need control over typographic details like kerning or hinting---Compyx is a lot simpler in design than a proper typeface like Helvetica---I simply used trusty old Icomoon. We import all characters belonging to the same color layer, and turn those into a regular TTF. You'll end up with four files: font-color1.ttf, font-color2.ttf, font-color3.ttf and font-color4.ttf. We can then fire up TransType 4 and import all four fonts. TransType allows you to overlay these fonts and give each layer a color, creating basic multicolor fonts. We do this with the method "Overlay fonts", which allows us to determine the order and color of each layer. When everything looks good, we export the combined font with the Opentype TT settings. You'll end up with font files for three of the four proposed formats. We now have true multicolor fonts! Now, for the last step we take the rather big TTF font (628Kb in the case of the Compyx font) and crunch it to a more reasonable 104Kb WOFF file. I used the sfnt2woff tool for this.
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[Danielle Huthart]

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.

The original obsolete URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Sanjay Makasana]

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.

Behance link. Behance link for Sanjay Makasana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

P.J. Onori

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.

  • Iconic (2011; see Iconic Stroke in 2012) is a great (and free) set of 177 icons in raster, vector and font formats. GitHub link.
  • Cue is a fantastic public domain gestural icon system which focuses on legibility and symbolic representation.
  • Bitcons is a pixel icon set consisting of 120 marks, available in various colors/sizes and 100% free to use. Sanscons is a CSS-friendly version of Bitcons---allowing you to set custom backgrounds on your icons.

Fontsquirrel link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polly Khvostova

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)
[Jonathan Macagba]

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.

Dafont link. Klingspor link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

P.T. Ocheia

Creator of the dingbat font SocialIcons (2010, OFL). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rafa Goicoechea

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 2013, he designed the 900-glyph geometric display sans typeface Sifonn Pro (Ultra Types), which is loaded with interlocking pairs. There is a basic tweetware version.

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.

Behance link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralph du Carrois
[Carrois Type Design]

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[Dmitry Baranovsky]

Dmitry Baranovsky created a free javascript vector library called Raphaël for doing simple graphics in web pages. As an example, he created a set of 224 icons. There also is a free font called Raphael Icon Set (2012) created by Marek Ventur based on Baranovsky's designs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rayyan Frem

Ghazir, Lebanon-based designer of the angular typeface Suzuki Stile (2014). He also created a set of informative icons in 2014. [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).

In 2011, she made StraightLines (cut out, dada style), New Age, Nintey Degrees (sic), Disco, Untitled, Gothic Regular and Futuristica (dada style). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Holmkvist
[Holmkvist Creative]

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Robert Karpati

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

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

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

Roel Nieskens
[Pixel Ambacht]

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Rohan Kapoor

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 faces pix-90 and des-struc.

In 2012, Roulianne created Web Symbol and Web Symbol 02. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salle de bain pas chère

Check the beautiful bathroom pictograms used in this French web site that sells bathroom accessories. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salma Hisham Aggour

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]  ⦿

Sam Collins

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Sanjay Makasana

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Sanjay Sharma

Designer of the free font Pilcrow Icons (2010-2014, OFL). This font contains useful web icons, as well as a set of LED numbers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sara Elsayaad

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]  ⦿

Sarah Mossallam

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]  ⦿

Sarah Stroup

Web designer and developer in Terre Haute, IN. She created Default Icons in 2012, a font that has many useful arrows and other web symbols. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Yakovlev

Art director in Minsk, Belarus who created the tweetware vector icon font Icony (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Zakrevska

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)
[Fábio Duarte Martins]

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 2010: Menta (an organic monoline sans), Gerusa (minimalist sans), SuperBlack (fat, counterless), Tucátulá 2010 (hand-printed, with Ricardo Gomes and Carla Estrada).

Other faces include Catorze (geometric sans; substyles include Catorze 27 Style 1 (2011)), Horta (slab serif), Illiad, Menta (2010), Ulular, and Pixelmixel.

Typefaces from 2012: Isotope (a large family in the Isonorm style).

Fonts from 2013: Maoos (a layered textured typeface).

Fonts from 2014: Quosm (a rounded sans), Conia (free icon font), Letreiro (underlined letters).

Dafont link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Scott MacMichael

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Sean Coady

Graphic designer from Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada, who was located first in Edmonton, Alberta, and then in Moncton, NB. He runs SRC Designs. 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: Arctic Express (hand-crafted capitals).

Dafont link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergey Epifanov
[Banzai Tokyo]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sergio Diaz
[Martian Wabbit Productions]

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Sergio Ramirez Flores

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]  ⦿

Shiloh Lenz

During her studies in Mount Holly, NJ, Shiloh Lenz created Flower Buds icons (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shiree Williamson

Tel Aviv-based designer of a set of Arabic / Hebrew icons and a Hebrew typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simone Giorgio
[K Projects]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sinead Perry

During her studies at Plymouth College of Art in 2014, Exeter, UK-based Sinead Perry created some experimental (pixelized, dot matrix, geometric) typefaces and pictograms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Six Revisions
[Jacob Gube]

Jacob Gube lists ten free font managers. Other subpages by him:

Elsewhere he lists eighteen free icon fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sonal Gadre-Shintre

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]  ⦿

Sophie Delrot

French creator of a set of icons and pictograms called JSel (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stef Elmrabet

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.

Behance link. Aka Stefano, as Stef El Mrabet, and as TOP Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Hutchings

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Stephen James Hoefer

Graphic designer in Rochester, NY, who studied under Kris Holmes at RIT. Creator of a set of animal icons and of Hoefer Blackletter in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Politte

In 2013, Tommy Isbell (Parma Heights, OH) and Stephen Politte (Cleveland, OH) codesigned a 3d typeface called ShowSicle. Stephen also designed Minimal Icon Set in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephy So

Irvine, CA-based designer of the experimental typeface Myot (2014). She also created Future Phone Icons (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Tsafi

Dafont link.

Creator of the media symbol / icon font sTmedia (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subcutaneo Creative Studio

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susan Kare

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.

MyFonts catalog. Interview.

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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Svetoslav Simov

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[Joey Raphael]

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]  ⦿


Creator of commercial icon fonts. These include SS Social Icons (2012) and SS Standard (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tanya Emelyanova

Illustrator in Saint Petersburg, Russia, who created several children's alphabets and a set of Funny Cactus icons in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taylor Schmidt

During his studies in Harrisburg, PA, Taylor Schmidt created Breaking Bad Icons (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ted Slesinski

Philadelphia-based creator (b. 1985) of the free icon fonts Social Font Face (2013) and Just Vector (2013).

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

[Ed Merritt]

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.

Hartland (2008, rounded sans), Eiger (2010, fat geometric), Tödi (2010, fat counterless) and Alborz (2010, organic) are commercial.

Of particular use is the free 120-glyph icon font Sosa (2012).

Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thalia Echevarria

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.

Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The Design Office
[John Caserta]

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).

Fontsquirrel link.

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.

Fontsquirrel link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Noun Project

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.

Examples of icons by Stuart McCoy and Jakub Ukrop. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Boucherie

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 typeface 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.

Dafont link. Another Dafont link. And another link. Abstract Fonts link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiago Silva

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.

Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)
[Josep Pep Patau i Bellart]

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:

  • Free typefaces: Lletraferida (2011, a didone), Negrona (2011, a revival of Lucian Bernhard's Bernhard Negro, 1930), Perolet, Lango, Gimenells, Arbeka, Rosango, Antaviana, FoxScript (1996, old typewriter), Unregistered, and FistroRatted (grunge).
  • At Astramat, one could download these fonts: Anmari (2002), Antaviana (1996), Arbeka (2002), FAXADA (2001, by Cel Tico Petit), FoxScriptNormal (1996, old typewriter), Gastada (2001, another grunge font by Cel Tico Petit), Gimenells (2001, pixel font), Gorchs (2007, script font), Klander (1999, pixel font), Lang (2001, pixel font family), Masterfly (2007, T-26), Omellons (2001, pixel font family), Perolet (2001, Bauhaus style), Pixelade (2001, pixel font), Rosango (1996), Tiquet (2001, grunge font by Cel Tico Petit), Ultrafat (2007, T-26), Fistro Ratted. Fontspace link for Astramat.
  • T-26 fonts: the screen typeface PixScript (2004), the screen icon dingbat font Pixelade Icons (2003), the art nouveau headline font Gisele (2003, angular art deco titling face), Masterfly (2007), Gopal (2004), Gourmet (2004, based on a type from the 1923 ATF catalog), Confetti (2006, connected fifties style face based on a 1930 type called Escritura Maravilla and Escritura Energica by the José Iranzo foundry in Barcelona), the pixel family Bit Kit (2003), Houdini Icons (20 pixel web icon dingbat faces, 2004).
  • At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he explained the typographic work of the goldsmith Manuel Peleguer: The aim of this paper is to give an account of the project Peleguer, the recovering and digitialization of the work of the goldsmiths Manuel Peleguer, both father and son, who cut some printing characters between 1780 and 1784 in response to an order of the "Real Sociedad Económica Valenciana de Amigos del Pais". The result was a modern transitional typeface, with good legibility and neoclasical forms, equal in quality to those made by the Real Press (Imprenta Real) in Madrid by Pradell, Espinosa or Gerónimo Gil. Peleguer founded a press and a font foundry in 1784. Patau Bellart created a type family based on Peleguer's work called Peleguer (2009, + Ornaments). More samples: i, ii, iii.
  • Anduaga, a calligraphic typeface from the 18th century, won the Laus Prize (said to be the Spanish equivalent of the type Oscars). Anduaga is the interpretation of the script that Joseph of Anduaga proposed for teaching the first letters in the 1780 book Arte de escribir por reglas y sin Muestras ...
  • Valliciergo (2011) is a 100+-glyph calligraphic / copperplate script font that is inspired by samples from Caligrafía inglesa published in Madrid in the late nineteenth century by Spanish calligrapher Vicente Fernández Valliciergo.
  • Dafont page, where one can download Ventura Edding (2008, hand-printed).
  • Kids Script (2011). An upright connected school script.
  • Trajana Sans (2011) is a sans-serif typeface family based on the shapes and proportions of the characters on the Trajan Column in Rome.
  • Farrerons Serif (2011) is a very readable family with angular and humanistic underpinnings.
  • Chupada (2012) is an ultra-condensed font family noted for their exaggerated x-height, which consists of five different weights.
  • Chopped Black (2012) was inspired by the font Pabst Heavy, designed by Chauncey Hawley Griffith in 1928 for Linotype. It was Linotype's version of ATF's popular Cooper Black.
  • Paralex (2012) is a 12-style geometric slab typeface family.
  • Boxed (2013) is an 18-weight squarish sans family.
  • Cinta (2013). A large humanistic sans family with a full range of weights starting with hairline. It also has Cyrillic.
  • Bridone (2013), for British didone. A didone family that inherits some features from Victorian era British slab serif typefaces. Fashionable, beautiful, and useful.
  • Sisco (2014) is an 18-style elliptical techno family with large x-height.
  • Book Cover (2014) is a fat headline typeface.
  • Tiquet (2014). A dot matrix typeface.
  • Milio (2014). A ten-style wedge-serif transitional typeface family for newsprint and magazines.
  • Naste (2014). A sixteen-style geometric sans family that adds details and character to the classical geometric sans typefaces such as Futura. It is a bit wider than usual and covers Cyrillic.

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.

Interview by Unostiposduros. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Tom Creighton]

Tom Creighton (Tipogram, Toronto, Ontario) made and sells an icon font with 99 glyphs. It was designed ca. 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Creighton

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Tomas Erlich

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]  ⦿

Tomi Lahdesmaki

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tony Evreniadis

Graphic designer in Racine, WI, who created Nipson (2013) and Helexpo (2013, trade fair icons and logos). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Travis Zehren
[Kickstand Apps]

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True Type Fonts
[Kaiser Zhar Khan]

Font archive run by Kaiser Zhar Khan (b. 1980) out of Chile. Aka Zanatilja. Kaiser also made a free African look face, downloadable from Dafont: sOuTh Afirkas 2100 (2009).

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).

Another URL. It has a movie font and famous font sub-archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Dirk Uhlenbrock]

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.

Originally called Hellvetica, it lasted a few days before Linotype complained about its name. It is now known as Typetype. Part of Signalgrau Designbureau in Essen, Germany.

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[Stephen Hutchings]

Typicons (2012) are free vector icons by Stephen Hutchings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Michael Parson]

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 2006, he released these at T-26: Boutan (Indic simulation face), Heraldry (dingbats), Palm Icons (dingbats for golf), Wingbat (aircraft dingbats).

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 typeface Tinsel (T26---original from 2010) and published the fantastic cartoon / comic book typeface family Bangbang. Siggy (2014) is a funky typeface. Lale (2014) uses the opentype features to set up a font system for flowers. Jane (2014) is a rounded sans typeface family. Vulgat (2014) is a vibrant display typeface based on uncial letterforms. Elsuave is a free fat rounded stencil typeface

Behance link. Klingspor link. Hellofont link.

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[Peter Bilak]

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 2005, Collins Fedra Sans and Serif were published for use in the Collins dictionaries. A slightly modified version of Fedra Sans is used by the Czech Railways.

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.

In 2009, Bilak published the extensive Irma (Sans, Slab) family, which includes a hairline. Typotheque's other designer is Johanna Balusikova.

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.

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UI Parade

Studio whose products include Glifo (2013), a PhotoShop icon web font maker, and Linies (2014), a set of vector format icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Kenny Williams]

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).

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Valery Zaveryaev
[Gaslight (or: Valery Zaveryaev)]

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Venezuelan designer of these retail typefaces in 2014: Itzal, Itzal Simple (avant-garde sans family), Travel Icon Font, Silver, Gallium, Viruta, Auvin (art deco), Couloir. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Guido de Boer]

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.

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Warehouse Design
[Jesse Snyder]

The Warehouse is a collaborative effort between Brittany Deighton (Kent, Ohio) and Jesse Snyder, who is located in Ohio. We also find a mention of Wilmington, NC, more recently.

One can buy some icon font sets from them, such as Stilts (2013), 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.

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Wassim Awadallah

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This site sells many icon sets in png and psd formats. No fonts, as far as I can tell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wes Franklin

Australian creator of Outdoor Adventure Icon Font (2015). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Woodcutter Manero

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), The Walking Dead (scanbats).

Typefaces from 2015: 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.

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Designer of the free icon font Pulsar JS (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xtoy Co

Pictogram designer in Pereira, Colombia: Señaletica was made in 2013 for Hotel Don Gregorio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Alexander Colby]

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:

Since 2010, partner with Timo Gaessner in Milieu Grotesque. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmin Osman

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]  ⦿

Yili Lou

Vancouver-based designer of the dot matrix typeface Ink (2013). This typeface was created during Yili's studies at Emily Carr University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yuelan Liu

Brussels-based designer of the Snowflake Font (2014). She also made a set of icons called Crustacées décapodes (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zara Avdalyan

Florence-based designer of the octagfonal typeface Zeta Squared (2013). She also created Fairytale Icons (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Sam Collins]

Sam Collins (Zocial) is the designer of the free SVG format icon font Maki (2012), which was specially created to be used in conjunction with the MapBox software. See also here.

Collins also created the social network icon set Zocial (2012, free). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zurb Playground

Campbell, CA-based creators of the free icon font Foundation Icons (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿