TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat Oct 25 17:23:10 EDT 2014
Type design in Indonesia
Abdul Hafiz Hilman
Creator of the rounded sans typeface Tracks Type (2013, free at Fontfabric). Yuma is a free tweetware alchemic typeface. It is based on navajo patterns. Kurve (2013) is a sans headline typeface. Biere (2013) is a modular display typeface. Mojave (2013) is an all caps sans typeface.
In 2013, he created Rocca, which is modeled after spurred wood type display styles from the Victorian era. Warenhuis de Vries is inspired by the signage on a 19th century colonial Dutch heritage building---the De Vries building, which today houses the OCBC NISP Bank---in Bandung, Indonesia. This font was renamed Oud Warenhuis (2013). Dutch colonial tropical architecture in Bandung led to the art deco typeface Bandoengsche (2013). Buy it here. Companion League (2013) is an octagonal Latin / Cyrillic signage typeface. Driekleur (2013) is pure Dutch colonial deco based on signage in a 1930s building (called De Driekleur) in Bandung built by Dutch architect A.F. Aalbers. March (2013) is a display family that includes beveled and inline styles.
Typefaces made in 2014: Dealers, Metrisch (a wide tall x-height geometric sans family), Luzern (a neutral Swiss sans family---two free weights), Swarha Neue (an art deco sans named after the Swarha Islamic Building in Bandung made by Dutch architect Wolff Schoemaker from 1930 until 1935).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer. Creaor of the ethnic typeface Kutai (2014), named after a region in Borneo. Adela writes: Kutai is a traditional name from a region in East Kalimantan, Indonesia, with the Dayak tribe. Among all of the visual styles that this tribe and region has---including ethnic and tribal ornaments and shields---this typeface incorporates and simplifies those elements into one unity. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of these local language fonts in 2014: Godhong (for Javanese), Kamo (for Javanese), Palataran (for Balinese), Liwet (for Sundanese), Lontaraq (for Buginese), Wijaya (for Kawi), Mulawarman (for Pallava), Pustaha (for Batak), Lilitan (for Balinese), Aturra (for Javanese). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at the Institute Teknologi Sepuluh Nopember in Surabaya, who specializes in visual communication design. Home page. Creator of the rounded stencil / piano key face Parang (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the grunge face Metal Sketchvetica (2011) and Diamondpoint (2013, a modular typeface).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b.1981) of Aloha Kufi (2011, Arabic simulation face).
Designer from Pekanbaru, Indonesia (b. 1973) who created the barcode typeface K-o-d-e 39 Hidden (2012).
Alter Deco Typefoundry
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Typefoundry in 2013. He created the spurred Victorian typefaces The Famous Typeface (2013), Midnight Show (2013), Heister (2013), Cardiman Script (2013), Epique (2013), Holden (2013), Long March (2013), Dialog (2013), Big Lodge (2013), Jack Runner (2013, spurred), Shoutest (a Western circus font), Old Opera (2013) and AI Trashed (2013, free download).
Other typefaces: Haimdale (2013, Victorian), Hamdall (2013), Chevia (2013), Chevitz (2013, roman caps), Shakehand (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014).
Bangalore-based creator (b. 1987) of some free fonts at OFL in 2010, such as PappuPass Ho Gaya, and Teer. Other creations include Myfont (2010), Expressions (2010), Sumananki (2010) and Blurrr Letters (2010).
Indonesian designer aka sixdegrees, b. 1986, East Java. He is based in Batu. Anas created the squarish face Helios (2011).
Andi Aw Masry
Jakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1988) of CW Ciung Wanara Sejati (2012), Ziggy (2012) and Ziggy Strip (2012, an inline version of Ziggy).
In 2013, he created the blackboard bold typeface Annivers.
Angeline Clara Chintia
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface Akkala Passura (2013), which is based on Toraja wood carving. In 2014 she created other display typefaces that were inspired by the cultural heritage of the Sundanese: Aksara Kujang, Aksara SundaA Merak Ngibing, Mega Mendung, and Huruf Kuping (based on the vernacular lettering of Abah Garut). [Google] [More] ⦿
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who created the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic) and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Asia Culture (Was: Indonesian Arts, or: Sukowati Studio Grafis)
Sutrisno Budiharto (or Aia Culture, or Indonesian Arts, or before that, Sukowati Studio Grafis) is the Solo, Indonesia-based designer of Indonesian dingbats and fonts. Batik Dayak (2006) and Batik (2006) are textured headline faces. Indonesian Arts Culture (2006) has some national symbols. AsmatFont2007 is a decorated sans headline face. WayangObama (2009) has Obama dingbats and an arched headline face.
Indonesian type designer who created the commercial cursive script typeface Nevatu in 2013. This can be bought at Graphic River, where she is known as Graphic Identity, and at Creative Market. Audee lives in Surabaya.
Indonesian designer (b. 1995) of the geometric poster typeface Deum (2013), Beuve (2014), the techno typeface Infimium Guardian (2014), the pixelish typeface Famirids (2014), the tetris typeface Trio Nona Tone (2014), and the sharp-edged caps typeface Vanadine (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cirebon, Indonesia-based designer of the free hand-drawn typeface Amburegul (2014) and of AlphanumericQR (2014, alphabet and numbers based on the QR-Code generator). Open Font Library link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creative designer in Jakarta, Indonesia, who created the ornamental caps typeface Worm (2012).
As a student in Jakarta, Azhim Ferdaus created the Latin / Arabic / Hebrew typeface family Ben Yehuda in 2013.
Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental faces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces.
Here we find KwTimesNewRomanBoldItalic, KwTimesNewRomanBold, KwTimesNewRomanItalic, KwTimesNewRoman, Bali-Simbar-B. The latter is for the Balinese script, and was designed by Yayasan Bali Simbar in 1999. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the display typeface Franklin Goes to Java (2013). This typeface mixes Javanese symbolism into Franklin Gothic. He also designed Indonesia License Plate (2013), which was traced from real Indonesian license plates. Living Free (2014) is a hand-drawn typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
"The Buhid or Mangyan alphabet is thought to have descended from the Kawi script of Java, Bali and Sumatra, which in turn descended from the Pallava script, one of the southern Indian scripts derived from Brahmi. The Buhid alphabet is still used in the Philipines by the Buhid people of Mindoro." This syllabic alphabet is used to write Tagalog, the national language of the Philipines which is spoken by about 10.5 million people. [Google] [More] ⦿
Masry made the connected script face FmiringCampotypeOne (2008), the Lontara Bugis script face OgieCappo Campotype (2008) and the angry typefaces Rambat Campotype (2008) and Creator Campotype Smcp (2008).
In 2011, he went commercial at MyFonts. His first commercial font was the angular italic face Slantblaze Pro (2011). This was followed by the fat finger face Geegantic Black (2011) and the tattoo font Creator Campotype (2011).
Designer of the Fingerprint (experimental) typeface (2010) for an anti-war poster. She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a 2010 graduate in graphic design at the Ontario College of Art&Design, Toronto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look face inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.
In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style face based on a font by Levente Halmos.
Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).
Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).
Jakarta-based designer (b. 1985) of the free poster face Spidola (2013) and of the Veneer-style letterpress grunge faces Skyfall (2013) and Warpaint (2013, based on Alterante Gothic (1903, Morris Fuller Benton).
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Flowery Font (2014). Earlier, she made the typographic poster Tribute to Bjork (2012).
Lecturer at Pelita Harapan University (Lippo Village) and Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (Gading Serpong) in Indonesia. He is also part of Lytoshop, which is located in Jakarta. Behance link. Creator of the humanist sans family Nadea (2011) and of the related slab face Habanera (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the clean hand-printed typeface Cindyyo (2012) and of A Swirl Velvet (2012), Sponge Meets Vanilla (2012), Miss Disorder (2012), Elic Loves Biscuit (2012, children's hand), La Elique (2012, children's scrawl), Moms Hand (2012), Grundlegende (2012), Doppia Linea (2012), Einfach (2012), We Love Cute Things (2012) and Hands of Mumu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Boudewijn Rempt's fonts for imaginary and not-so-imaginary languages: Afaka-Roman (from Surinam, with help from Rob Nierse), Bugis-Makassar, DendenChancelleresca, Eqalar3 (for Pablo Flores' language Draseleq), goidel, gothic-1, Keiaans-(Kayenian), Mandeville-Hebreeuws, Meroitic-boldItalic, Mandeville-Chaldeeuws, Mandeville-Grieks, Mandeville-koptisch, Mandeville-Saracen, Nosjhe-standard (with Christophe Grandsire), hPhags-pa-(rotated), selang, selang-cursief, Ü-chan, ValdyaansKlerkenschrift, 2ValdyaansKlerkenschrift. He created Gothic after the alphabet devised by the Visigothic Bishop Wulfila (Lat. Ulfilas), 311-383 AD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Communication&Multimedia Design at the NHL University in Leeuwarden, The Netherlands. Indonesian creator of beautiful lettering in his Maluku poster (2011). Maluku is the local word for Moluccan, referring to the island group situated between Celebes, the Phillippines, New Guinea and Timor. It is part of Indonesia.
Decade Typefoundry (Bandung, Indonesia, est. 2008) is run by Agung Maskund or Agung Gumilang Sugih, b. 1987, Bandung. It specializes in Victorian and vintage type. Creator of Authentic Labels (2013), New Black (2012, a metal band typeface) and Chicano Brush (2012, graffiti face). Note: It is possible that Chicano Brush was made by Gilang Purnama.
In 2013, they published Reckless (by Gilang Purnama: a retro car font), Fabulous Drop Cap (with a free demo font), Los Santos (graffiti style), Logotype Frenzy (brushy signage face), Insurance Maps (inspired by the Sanborn Map Company's 1909 insurance map catalog), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), Hustlers Rough (Western Tuscan signage font), Lakester (another Tuscan signage font with layering), and Griba (alchemic typeface).
Another great typeface project is the National Currency Font (2013), which features spurs and an engraved look. Stay Gold Script (2013) is a vintage signage typeface. Aesthetique (2013) is a Victorian ornamental Tuscan design.
Typefaces from 2014: Herschel.
Dexsar Harry Anugrah
Aka Dhe Woman Nice, b. 1990, Jakarta City, Indonesia. Aka Dhe Bulet Tree, Dhezonk, Typogirl, and Fitri Apriliani. Designer of the black artsy face Dhe Crunchy (2010), the hand-printed face Dhe Long Zim (2010), Dhe Mysterious (2011, dymo label font), Dhe Wood (2011), Dhe Child Font (2011), and the circular face Dhe Balon (2010). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dhendiawan Dwiatma (Dhendi Poseidon) is a Solo-based Indonesian designer, b. 1991. Creator of Say Something (2009, counterless hand-printed display face), Cat Basah Kental (2009, paint drip font), zigzagzeg (2009, angular, as in an angry comic book style), Lines Of Life (2009), Balok-Balok (2009, 3d face), the paper cutout font Antidotes (2008) and the splashy Mad Bubbles (2008). His fonts Mad Bubbles, Cat Basah Kental (paint drip face) and Lines Of Life were made with the help of FontStruct. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1987) of the counterless architectural lettering face Ruler Elementary (2011), of Cool Stuff (2011, dingbats), of Djoewana (2011, dingbats), and of the flip clock face Solari (2011).
In 2012, he made Munir (scanbat font with images of Munir Said Thalib, 1965-2004, one of Indonesia's most famous human rights and anti-corruption activists who was poisoned by an Indonesian government airline agent with arsenic on a flight to Amsterdam), Papan Kita (dingbats of Asian buildings), Sepeda (bicycle dingbats), Volkswagen (dingbats), Perangko Wayang, (shadow puppets) and Senyum (facial dingbats).
Typefaces from 2013: Paralis (multiline, prismatic).
Typefaces from 2014: Toer (scanbats of Pramudya Ananta Toer, an Indonesian author and human rights activist who went to jail for his opinions).
Graphic designer in Bandung, Indonesia. Creator of the beautiful logo typeface Mametosca 026 (2014). Mametosca 026 is an experimental caps only font family of Hefenstrasse Lab. It is free for personal use.
Indonesian FontStructor (b. 1990) who made the pixel face Bit outline (2010), as well as Bold Stick (2010).
Designer in Bandung, Indonesia, who created the ornamental caps typeface Oculus (2012), a custom design for Sirkus Garut based on Georgia.
Aka Bang Dje. Indonesian designer of the free octagonal typefaces Dhuwur (2012) and Dhuwur Loro (2012), of Poleng (2012), and of the pixel faces Pesagi Kuru (2013) and Pesagi Lemu (2012). These were made with the help of FontStruct.
Web site in Surabaya, Indonesia, which shows many display typefaces in 2014 on Behance. I presume most of these are by students. These include typefaces by Avisena Febrianto, Fahmi Hamami, Faizal Handik, Ongky Ady W, Eko Priyandoko, Ahmad Ismail, Agung Putra, Novi Sucita, Gusty Rizky Giri Mandala Putra , Gusty Rizky Giri Mandala Putra, Ankel Primada, Anisa Rahma, Wimbo Saputro, Aminatul Muhlisyah, Kiki Fanny Amalia, Resy Inggarwati, Arfi Satria, Achmad Maulidir Rizky, Rika Ria Fatma, Rahmad Ardianto, Octaviasari, Dwiky Kristio Aditama, Hendra Kurniawan, Achmad Maulidir Rizki, Kevin Milhan, Cholidatun Ni'mah, Erwin Tri Pambudi, Lina Alfianisa, Rizky Putri Azizah, Fatimatul Zuhroh, Nara Adiguna, Andri Harsono, Muhammad Syaifudin Zuhri, Yessica Neyra, Dwiky Kristio Aditama. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian creator (b. 1987) of the gothic face Extrakrebel 1987 (2011).
In 2012, she made Rebel Power, Stay Punx, Al Kisah (hand-printed), The Modern Pirates, Extrakrebel 1987 (a daggered typeface), Black Kids (fat finger face), and Aurilia Nurlazikana (a spurred adventure movie typeface).
Based in Bandung, Indonesia, Adhreza Brahma (b. 1987) is a typographer and illustrator. At Dafont, one can download Barbarossa (2013), Libre (2013, bilined typeface), Variol (2013), Attic (2009) and Vol (2009). The last two are (incomplete) techno fonts. Bite of Crab (2010) is a monoline octagonal shell. Angled (2013) is a futuristic typeface inspired by traditional letter from Makassar, Indonesia called Lontara. Bite of Crab (2013) is a modular octagonal typeface. Wallflower (2013, free) is a headline sans typeface. Nocte (2013) is a free gothic condensed sans typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Kandel (a great layered face in Regular, Bevel and Inline versions), Jingga, Expatriate (a compass-and-ruler typeface), Father (vintage signage face, with 3D and Distort styles).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the Moluccas typeface in 2014. Moluccas is an adaptation of Broadway that adds Indonesian ornamental elements that could be confused with Mexican decorative pieces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based youngster (b. 1992) who created Dogon's Tribe (2012).
Born in 1988, Hilman lives in Depok City, West Java, Indonesia, and runs Fizzetica Typefoundry or Fizzetica TypeFoundary DepokAsiana Ltd. Home at Fizz-Labz Inc.
Creator of Springy (2014), FTF Inspillo Mystic (2011), FTF Instillo Packagee (2011), FTF Aywave Arty (2012), FTF Ahlan Ve Abra Retro vl1 (2007, circle-based), FTF Geng Kapak Merah (2013, scanbats), Indonesiana Khatulistiwania (2012), FTF Hutan Rantingee (2012), FTF Indonesiana Serif Hijauwana (2012), FTF Minthee Indonesiana 3th (2012), FTF Semar (2012), FTF Minthee Limo (2012), FTF Inspillo Packagee (2012), FTF Hutan Akarasiana (2011), FTF Leafy Lopstonesia (2011), FTF Minthee Hewante (2011), Visit Indonesia 2011 (2011), LomonesiaDingbats (2010, scanbats of cameras), LostPopnicasiana (2010), FTFAhlanVeArabezFREE (2010), IndonesianaGoGraffitiana (2010), IndonesianaIsland (2010), IndonesianaScout (2010), IndonesianaSerif (2010), IndonesianaSketchSerifv.1 (2010), the slightly curly serif face Indonesiana (2009), and of IndonesianaSansJavallonia (2010, grunge), Indonesiana Bramanangkoe Repack (2010), Cellul@rofIndonesianaIsland (2010, Indonesian communication logos), and IndonesianaSerif (2009).
Flavor Type is an Indonesian design studio located in Bandung in which Panji Nugraha, Ilham Herry and Maghrib Lab are involved. Panji Nugraha is the Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of Murmers (2014, Victorian), Bonerica (2014, a Victorian typeface), Vanderchalk (2014) and Glowist (codesigned in 2014 with Ilham Herry and Maghrib Lab at Flavor Type).
Fontastic Indonesia is Adien Gunarta, an Indonesian FontStructor (b. 1995) in Probolinggo, East Java, who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shaps.
Adien Gunarta made the pixel face Benci Malaysia (2010), the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut (2010), the squarish face Hutan (2010) and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular (2010). He also made the texture / knitting face Batik (2010), FoOleD bY GaYUs (2010), Probolinggo (2010, organic), Smasasinema (2010, display face), the texture face Serangkaian Pattern (2010), Indo-Malay Confrontation (2010, pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (2010, gothic), Qurban Feast (2010), and the curly native pattern face Mlungker (2010).
In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture face Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut face Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).
In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.
Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.
Typefaces from 2014: Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1986), known as Fopi Fopi, Win Rico, Arkara, and Edy Bagus P. Creator of the free speed simulation typeface Fopi Rush (2013) and the rounded display typeface Fopi Artchiko (2014). Commercial typefaces (via Creative Market) include Doddy Boldy (2014, a block font), Punk Machine (2014, + vector-format retro motorcycle dingbats), Abraham (2014, Gothic medieval font), King Arthur (2014), Warastika and Mama Bear.
Future Is Today
Jordan Raspatie (aka Futureistoday, b. 1981) is an apparel designer from Bandung, Indonesia. He created the experimental geometric typeface Line and Draw (2012).
Student of visual communication design in Binus University, Jakarta. Designer of Parangkerthagama (2012), an organic sans serif of Southeastern Asian heritage that was inspired by the ancient script in Negarakertagama, a book of the Majapahit Empire, that ruled much of Southeast Asia from its base in Java. [Parang is a Javanese knife.] [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Jakarta, Indonesia, Gabriela E. Tanizaal created the curly typeface Lentiq (2014), which is inspired by a traditional ceremonial coat from Toraja, South Sulawesi, Indonesia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gilang Purnama Jaya
Undergraduate student at Bina Nusantara University, Indonesia. Creator of Voguerra (2010), which won an award at IGDA (Indonesian Graphic Design Awards) for academic typography in 2010. Voguerra looks like a standard roman face with parts of the serifs and glyphs erased and/or curved. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jason Glavy, who lives in Yokohama, runs Glavy Fonts. He has created some free fonts: JGLepcha (2001, a West-African language font), JG Chantabouli and JG Sasettha (cleaned up and extended unicode vesions of Sasettha and Chantabouli fonts created by John Durdin), JGAksaraBali, JGBasicLao, JGChamVer2, JGChamCambodia, JGChamVN, JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit, JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JGSoyombo (Tibetan), WL-LatinIPATimes. He used to have a bunch of Japanese fonts on his web site, including his Jindaimoji series. He also created three fonts for Makassarese/Buginese. At some point, he was associated with Saronix Japan. His Hmong page had JGCwjmemFinalVersion, JGCwjmemSecondVersion, JGCwjmemThirdVersion, JGNaadaasFinalVersion, JGNaadaasSecondVersion, JGNaadaasThirdVersion, JGPahawhFinalVersion, JGPahawhSecondVersion, JGPahawhSourceVersion, JGPahawhThirdVersion, JGPuajTxwm, all made in 2002: of these, the Pahawh series is original, while Cwjmem and Naadaas are improvements of other fonts. West African fonts designed by him: JGBassaVahHandwriting, JGBassaVahPrint, JGBete, JGKpelleA, JGKpelleB, JGNKo, JGVaiA, JGVaiB, JGVaiC. These fonts are well researched, and are based on drawings and findings by Dalby, Dr. Welmer, and Jensen. Some of Glavy's fonts for other languages: JGBasicLao, JGChamCambodia (1998), JGChamVN (1998), JGChantabouliLao, JGHurufJawaSanskrit (2001), JGLaoOldArial, JGLaoOldface, JGLaoTimes, JG Lepcha (2001), JGSoyomb (2001). [Google] [More] ⦿
He created Nasta Sucks (2008, grunge), the grungy athletic lettering face Bandung Hardcore GP (2010) and the free gothic fonts The Underdog Journey (2010), Minggu Pagi (2010) and Goodbye Alena (2010). Creator of the "broken" constructivist face Gilang Cinta Sabrina (2010), which has only capitals.
In 2013, Decade Typefoundry published Los Santos (a tattoo / graffiti font), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), American Brewery (Decade Typefoundry: a whiskey bottle font), American Brewery Rough, Appleton (a spurred 19th century signage face published by Decade Typefoundry), and Vintage Badges.
In 2014, he created the retro typeface Reckless
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1987) of Jagged (2011), Whatever (2011, hand-printed), Statix (2011, squarish pixelish face), Tape The Font (2010) and Brush That Font (2011). Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. Another Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Harder Type Foundry
Dede Mulyadi (b. 1990) is based in Bandung, Indonesia, where he established Harder Type Foundry. He created the Victorian typefaces Qwerly (2014) and Bandung Pride (2014), and the vintage signage font Billfont (2014).
Designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. Creator of Straight FWD (2012).
Illustrator in Bandung, Indonesia, who designed a beautiful ornamental caps face along the theme of Balinese culture, called Balinese Deva (2011). Balinese mythology includes creatures such as such as Barong (the king of spirits), Jatayu (the bird in ramayana), Hanoman (the white monkey), and Rangda (the demon queen). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jakarta-based designer, b. 1990. He created the spike-serifed typeface family Symmetre (2012) for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Located in Makassar, Indonesia, Hasrullah Design created the vintage (hipster) overlay typeface family Retro Pop and the retro signage typeface Scripter in 2014. These typefaces can be bought via Creative Market and Graphic River. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hendra Permana (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) created the free rune simulation typeface Bambu Runcing Font in 2014. As it turns out, runes were not the source of inspiration, but rather Japanese mecha movies. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Student in Bandung, Indonesia, in 2013. Creator of the Latin tattoo typeface Quallamontan (2013). Howl 13 writes: Quallamontan is a typeface inspired by tattoo Kayan Aso, Dayak Kalimantan ,which combined with Cochin as base type. Combination between Kayan Aso and Cochin make this typeface looks elegant yet tribal. The name Quallamontan taken from the other name of Kalimantan. Kayan Aso is a tattoo from Kayan Dayak Tribe that respresent a dragon dog. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, he designed Modiaro, Boneless, Handoubt, Bowney Marowney (heavy brush face), Jackham, Abegnale (a weathered typeface), Scamfuk (brush) and Skumfuk (a brush typeface).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the free Victorian typeface Pilar (2013). With Ezza Adhreza, he created Libre (2013).
In 2014, he created the commercial Victorian typefaces Handter, Splandor, Bhavers (art nouveau) and Brilant (sic). In 2014, together with Panji Nugraha and Maghrib Lab, he started Flor Type.
Creator of the spiky spurred tattoo typeface Inumocca (2012), the spurred vintage typefaces Gedung State Art Deco (2014, a spurred Victorian typeface inspired by the Gedung building in Bandung), Iorek Byrnison (2014, based on the movie The Golden Compass) and Empire Wars (2013), Morning Glory (2013, spurred Tuscan Victorian typeface), England (2013, spurred 19th century style), InuTattoo (2013), and InuMocca Belut Listrik (2013).
Javenese typefaces: history
Jo de Baerdemaker's talk at ATypI 2010 in Dublin had this summary: Jo De Baerdemaeker discusses how the Javanese writing system, the indigenous script of pre-colonial Indonesia, was adapted to print. He focuses on the Javanese typefaces that were manufactured in The Netherlands in the nineteenth and twentieth century. The cutting of the first Javanese fount, which was undertaken at Joh. Enschedé en Zonen in Haarlem, coincided with the founding of the first printing house in Jakarta (then known as Batavia, capital of Dutch India). Less than a century later, Lettergieterij Amsterdam developed a new, simplified, Javanese fount, amongst other styles and weights. The Javanese founts of both the Dutch typefoundries were internationally well received and were distributed to polyglot printing houses throughout Europe. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance graphic designer in Surabaya, Indonesia. Creator of Chomsky (2009, T-26), which was inspired by the lettering on the Beastie Boys album Hello Nasty. Home page at Merdeka Ataoe Mati Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jo de Baerdemaeker
Muhammad Jauhar Azmi s an Indonesian designer (Kendal, b. 1991). He founded Jojonikitype in 2013. Creator of free typeface Acro Script (2013) during his visual communication design studies at Semarang State University. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Surabaya, Indonesia, who made Triangle (2012), a thin purely geometric typeface, and Javanese Font (2012, a typeface inspired by a traditional Javanese font called Aksara Jawa or Hanacaraka).
Commercial typeface foundry in Jakarta, Indonesia. Its first typeface is Muffler (2014). Muffler is inspired by retro brush signage for car races. Lacydes (2014) is a spurred advertizing typeface. Upjohn (2014) is a horror movie poster typeface. Curely (2014) is a free hand-drawn curly typeface.
Kreuk Type Studio
Graphic design student at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta, Indonesia, b. 1991. Creator of the special blackboard bold face Boudeline (2011), which is based on Bodoni. Also check out her art deco poster (2011). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Omniglot's page on the Lontara and Makasar alphabets. I quote: The Lontara and Makasar scripts are descended from the Brahmi script of ancient India. The name lontara derives from the Malay word for the palmyra palm, lontar, the leaves of which are the traditional material for manuscripts in India, South East Asia and Indonesia. It is used to write Buginese, Makasar and Mandar, Austronesian languages spoken on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, he made Candlescript (connected copperplate style calligraphic script), Abovea (brush signage font), Nudely (modular font family), the display typeface Vailsnick Italic (see also here) and Eveagita Luxury.
Bandung, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1990) of the Victorian or pre-art nouveau typefaces Ginusto (2014) and MGH Vinolian Hand (2014). MGH Divergent (2014) is a Victorian display typeface. Creator of Stooges races (2014), Alpha rough (2014, hand-drawn signage face), the ball terminal typeface Mucilage Type (2013) and the spurred typeface Brave (2013).
Creator of the free logo font Dipanegara (2012), DHF Broffont Script (2012), the hand-printed DHF Semangat 2012 (2012), and the pretty hand-printed typefaces DHF Quinta's Diary (2012) and DHF Happy Birthday Ryan (2012).
In 2013, he added DHF Story Brush, DHF Milestone Script (a tattoo script available from 123 Creative), DHF Dexgraffiti Return and DHF A Great Happiness (hand-printed), Roverd (signage script), Story Brush (brush face), Broffont Script (retro signage script).
Typefaces from 2014: Bandung (a flowing connected brush script, done with Erwin Indrawan), Aceserif Regular, Doedel (signage script), Goodfly (brush script).
Indonesian designer (b. 1990) of the counterless typeface Dark Djanggo (2014), the hand-drawn typeface Summer Breeze (2014), MNF Rejorm May (2014), and the outlined typeface Jungle Junk (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, Ariq designed the hand-printed typefaces Hello Goodbye, Marsneveneksk, Untuk Ibu and A Day In September, as well as the all caps geometric sans typeface Lemon Milk. .
Graphic designer from Bali, Indonesia.
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer. He created the masculine face Venderburg (2011), the techno face Weekend Warrior (2011), Irisan Slice (2011, experimental), and Headplane (techno). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Indonesia (b. 1978), this graphic designer, type designer and illustrator owns and operates his own company, Mendiola Design & Associates. Mendiola is a lecturer in design at Bina Nusantara University in Jakarta and is a founding member of the Indonesian Graphic Design Forum (FDGI). He is affiliated as a type designer with The Australian Type Foundry. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Pematangsiantar, Indonesia, and/or Singapore, Michelle designed the Angku display typeface during her graphic design studies in 2013. In 2014, she made the avant garde sans typeface De Arch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banten, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1985) of Banten Unfamous (2014), The Wahhabi Script (2014, free), Khadija (2014, free connected script). Umar (2014) is an all caps font family that includes a steil style and many athleti lettering styles. Dafont link. Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Muhammad Jauhar Azmi
Born in 2001 in Tuban, Jawa Timur, Indonesia, Muhammad Rizky Ariesto created the inky script typefaces Hanatasya Sans (2014), Tersesat (2014), Ozi's Handwrite (2014), 8 Octav (2014), Semangat 45 in 2014. Doraemon (2014) is a comic book character typeface. Robin (2014) is a curly typeface. Andromeda (2014) is a poster font. Mayangsari (2014, FontStruct), Zanki (2014), 1945 (2014) and Aufal (2014, FontStruct) are display typefaces.
Indonesian designer (b. 1992) of Trifont (2011), a purely geometric counterless experiment.
Pamekesan and/or Bandung, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1992) of the free typefaces Bireun or Bireunt (2014), Circo (2014) and Nendo (2014).
New York-based foundry run by Charles Nix (b. 1967, Ohio). Fonts: Melaka, Batak, Nani, Tuk Tuk, Christmas (a softened blackletter with Christmas ornaments), Nix Rift (serif), Huta Bulon, Samosir, Island Special. Batak became ITC Batak (2002). MyFonts write-up. Charles Nix digitized the Augereau family for George Abrams in 1997 and manages the Abrams Legacy Collection, which also offers Abrams Venetian.
The company consists of Charles Nix (font design), Stefano Arcella (ornament design), and Wong Chee Yee (digitizing).
Typefaces in the New Fonts collection are derived from a rich variety of sources - from 15th century Spain to 21st century Sumatra. The Sumatran Series of fonts is inspired by hand-painted letterforms from commercial signage in the tiny village of Tuk Tuk on the island of Samosir in Northern Sumatra. The series consists of six faces: Batak, Nani, Tuk Tuk, Samosir, Melaka, and Huta Bolon.
Indonesian designer of a few free hand-printed fonts in 2013: Cute Cup by UniqueShopaholic, SJLoveLove, RixLovefool BB_by_El, GF_SnowDeco Free, RixJjimjilbangsonyu M, PhonepadTwo, Adidas By Katrina, Pea Stitchasaurus Rex, GF_007GoldenPig, HUDoran152, Bell by Octaviani, Pea Shelley Belley's Doodles, Pea Tip Top Tap. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oki S. Bayu
Pixel fonts archive organized by Oki S. Bayu from Indonesia. It has these fonts from Fonts for Flash: FFF-Access, FFF-Access-Extended, FFF-Agent-Trial, FFF-Atlantis-Trial, FFF-Estudio-Extended, FFF-Executive-Trial, FFF-Extras, FFF-Extras-2, FFF-Forward, FFF-Freedom-Trial, FFF-Galaxy, FFF-Galaxy-Bold, FFF-Galaxy-Bold-Extended, FFF-Galaxy-Extended, FFF-Galaxy-Extra-Bold, FFF-Galaxy-Extra-Bold-Extended, FFF-Harmony, FFF-Interface05, FFF-Interface06, FFF-Manager-Bold, FFF-Reaction-Trial, FFF-Sailor. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung and Jakarta-based artist. She created the beautiful nude female figure alphabet Fatal Femme (sic) in 2011. Each glyph has a different character taken from Indonesian mythology. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Raihan Nizar (b. 1977) is the Indonesian FontStructor who made Cubos (2011, squarish and geometric), Pixelized Handwriting (2011), Lost in Future (2011, sci-fi face), Valdero (2011), Simplicity (2011, kitchen tile face), Bold Type (2011, octagonal), Fat Cribbo (2011, gridded), Block Out (2011, in the style of the commercial face Pincoya), Smooth (kitchen tile face), Quadro, Minimal (geometric, gridded, almost a kitchen tile face), Zkratchy (scratchy face), Retro Mania (almost a Western face), Techno Light, Blockz, Box Building (3d outline face), Metropol (outline techno face), Space Adventure, Electric City, Cubix, Revolution, Pixel, High Volume, and Letters In The Blocks in 2011. Many of these faces are pixelish.
Typefaces from 2012: Dequatrion (fat stencil face), Konnekto (electrical circuit font), Devoltas, Forsid (cubist painting font), Etnis (squarish), Electro (counterless and octagonal), Mr. Ken (very fat face), Squadlest (squarish), Neonize (dot matrix face), Simplicity (kitchen tile face), Sound System (squarish), High Volume, Bajaj Sans (gaspipe sans), Bulat (fat counterless typeface), Elektro (blocky, counterless), Elektro Forest, The Slabbers (Egyptian), Kotakisme (counterless and geometric), Bhekhathe (thin geometric typeface), Insomnia, Siliko (metal band logo font), Motakku (labyrinthine, op-art).
Rainer Erich (Eric) Scheichelbauer was born in Vienna and designs typefaces, works for other type designers, teaches type design and typography at a graphic art school, gives type design workshops, writes articles for a design magazine, writes Python scripts, translates Dutch books on typography into German and writes the Glyphsapp.com blog and the Glyphs handbook. Eric recently completed both a philosophy and a Dutch studies degree at the University of Vienna. He shares his time between Vienna and Rotterdam.
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he has two presentations. In the first one, he talks about the Mongolian and Balinese scripts, and showcases the first opentype Balinese typeface. His second talk deals with the modern type design work flow (joint presentation with Georg Seifert).
Rainer's own type designs include Traction (with Christian Thalmann), Lawabo (with Viktor Solt-Bittner), Plantago (with Viktor Solt-Bittner), and Ammer Handwriting. His type productions (I guess he refers to the technical rather than the design aspects) include Acorde by Stefan Willerstorfer, Alena by Roland Stieger, Supernett by Georg Herold-Wildfellner, Adria Grotesk by Marcus Sterz, Martha by Lisa Schultz, Henriette by Michael Hochleither and Allegra by Jost Hochuli. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ren Lin Font
Indonesian creator of the following free fonts, all hand-printed: ACCumi, ACCutePoop1, ACGarfield1, ACGarfield2, ACKagamineLenwithGuitar, ACLOVE, ACLoveTomatoby@RenLinFont, ACLuckyCat, ACMegurineLuka, ACNarutoChibi, ACNyankoKitty, ACRilakkumaChicken, ACRilakkumaDuck, ACRilakkumaHead, ACRilakkumaIceCream, ACRilakkumaSheepCostume, ACRilakkumaSleeping, ACSakuraChibi, ACStarby@RenLinFont, ACValentineBalloon, ACValentineCupid, ACmeme_troll, ACwowNyo, HIGHFONTBYOUBYC, RixJjimjilbangsonyuM.
Upon closer inspection, one notices that most fonts were ripped off from others---even the copyright info has not been changed. Examples: AC meme_troll is Kimberly Geswein's "Set Fire to the Rain". AC Rilakkuma Chicken is GF_CutePero (by KyungBea Lee, Goodfont Inc). Other fonts are copied from C. Larsen, Lauren Thompson and Brittney Murphy.
Rinaldo Sutanto (Jakarta, Indonesia) created the squarish experimental typeface Maxsym in 2012.
Rio Suzandy (Depok, Indonesia, b. 1979) is the designer (b. 1979) of the octagonal face TUPS 000 (2010) and of Eazy (2014), Brokencalk (2011), Lazy Day (2012, scratchy hand), Rambut Kusut (2013), Tups 13 (2013), and Rustyfatty (2011). Aka Rheeo79.
Indonesian designer in Bogor, b. 1983. Creator of the squarish caps face Budaya (2012), the angular Banzai (2012), the angular caps typeface Beungeut Sia (2012) and the constructivist Marshal Risk (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ritchie Ned Hansel
Ritchtype (or: artkelso)
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of AI Liftled (2004, LED simulation), the Al Kelso family City (2006, dingbats and techno faces): AIkelsoBisbold, AIkelsoBIisbolditalic, AIkelsoBLisblack, AIkelsoBLIisblackitalic, AIkelsoDisdingbat, AIkelsoHWishandwriting, AIkelsoIisitalic, AIkelsoLislight, AIkelsoLIislightitalic, AIkelsoRisregular. Other fonts: AI-hellvertigo (2004), AI-kelso-D-is-dingbat (2005), AI-pointe (2004, dot matrix), AI-stapler (2007), AIx Darbotzcumi (2008, a quilted typeface designed by Darbotz, known as grafiti artist from Jakarta, Indonesia).
During his graphic design studies in Jakarta, Ritter Willy Putra created the Mentawaian tattoo typeface Sipatiti (2013). It is based on tattoos used by the Mentawai tribe in Sumatera Barat, Indonesia. Sipatiti is the Mentawai name for tattoo (titi) artists.
Located in Bandung, Indonesia, Rittsu designed Reverie (2012).
Graphic Design student in the Faculty of Art and Design, Bandung Institute of Technology, Indonesia. During his studies, Riva designed the ornamental caps typeface Archipelago Old Face (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogor, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1999) who created the pixel typeface Endlesstype (2012, FontStruct), the hand-printed Dici's Handwrite (2013), Prehistoric (2014), De Luxe (2014: five sans styles), and the octagonal typeface Enlatique (2012, +Rounded). [Google] [More] ⦿
Roger S. Nelsson
Solo, Indonesia-based designer (b.1985) of the hand-printed face Coloroyd Bastard (2011).
Palakkad, Kerala-based computer scientist. He is responsible for Autonym Font (2013). He explains: A font that can render all language autonyms. If we want to show a large number of languages written in their own scripts (autonyms), we cannot apply the usual webfonts to it. This is because when each script requires a webfont, we will end up using a large number of webfonts. This can cause large bandwidth usage. An example of this use case is a language selector on a website. Autonym font tries to solve this. The font contains glyphs and opentype rules for rendering the language autonyms. And it contains only those glyphs for a language. The glyphs for the font are taken from a large number of free licensed fonts.
The sources for the glyphs, by language, are:
Cianjur, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of Sahidz Script (2014, fat finger font), Biru Htam Biru (2014, a lava lamp typeface), Beela (2014), Ganeez (2014), Digital Ruins (2014), Cisca Note (2014), Kodak (2014, a heavy sans), Pulang dari Paris (2014, heavy pen calligraphy), Sharpz (2014), Message From the East (2014, oriental simulation typeface), Clownz (2014, connect-the-dots font), the logo dingbat face Logoz Librariez (2014), the rounded slab serif face Cookie (2014), the cut-out lettering typeface Noveey (2014), and the hand-printed typefaces Child Writing (2014), Newbie Serif (2014), Beautiful Horror (2014), Ghost Everywhere (2014), and SemingguDiKotaCianjur (2014).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of Wayang Rumput (2013), an ornamental caps typeface that is based on dry grass shadow puppets in Wayang Rumput, a Sundanese culture. This was done during studies at Bandung Institute of Technology. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Seniors Studio in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, created Andalusia Script (2014), Shintia Script (2014, for signage), Aaron Script (2014), Shepia (2014), Everglow Script (2014, retro signage script), the caps only compressed sans titling face Grounday (2014), and the free signage script face Blenda Script (2014). The only thing we know about the designer is his birth year, 1986.
Indonesian design studio located in Banda Aceh. In 2013 it published the free Comic Sans-style typeface Barokah, Purbacala (hand-lettered posater face), Hardline, Hardline Grunge, and Hardline Stencil.
In 2014, they created Gemulay Script (signage script family), Monday (script face), Transmetal and Bringin (a connected script).
Indonesian creator in Jakarta (b. 1985) of The Amazing Grace (2012), Twofold Uncomplete Design (2012), Alighty Nesia (2012, an open geometric sans family), Gratis (2012, free headline sans), C7Nazara (2012) and Situjuh Hand (2012, a curly typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Remponk (multilined), Playsir (comic book typeface), Defonarts, Tulisan Tangan 74, Fortheenas_01, Evogria (bold and mechanical), Anysome, Blackplotan, Dotcirful (dot matrix typeface), Handgley, Brokeren (techno sans), Headsome&Modif
South East Asian TrueType font archive, with Thai, Burmese, Buginese, and Vietnamese fonts, for example. At the site of Dr. Vincent Houben, University of Passau in Germany. Can't locate the archive any more! [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2014, some of which are commercial: Wilder, Rocking Rochoes, Rocking Bones, Brch Handdrawn, Reidfork, Hoverage (letterpress emulation, spurred), Hobric (letterpress emulation), Blnc (vintage, hand-lettered), Garado Blnco (spurred), Bracker (spurred Victorian typeface), Averake (sic) Glam (spurred, Victorian).
Indonesian designer of the hand-printed typefaces Polite Arif (2013), Arif Marin (2013), Arif Marin 4 (2013), Syahertian (2013), Learn English with Arif (2013) and Arif (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Taufan Putra (b. 1986), a graphic designer in Jakarta, studied graphic design at the Institut Kesenian Jakarta (Jakarta Institute of Arts). Behance link.
Thunder Panda Dings
Bandung, Jakarta-based designer (b. 1982) of fearless Coyne (2011), Booblr (2010), ROBOCADAVER-1982 (2010), Barlow (2010, outlined and hand-printed), Tweedie (3d hand-printed family), Darah (2008, dripping blood font), Kick Ass Bob (2008), Banhart Black (2008), Banhart Hollow (2008), Banhart Skinny (2008, grunge), Banhart Drip (2008, paint drip grunge), thunderpanda_dings_erc_2008_ (2008), Thurston (2008, sketched letters), citrus2008ericwiryanata (2008, informal), BRANDON (2008, Kafkaesque lettering), BRANDON-02 (2008, grunge), Paranoid Rabbit (2008, grunge), Barnes_erc (2008), MetroSlum (2007), Thurston (2007, paintbrush simulation), Violent Alligator (2007, pixel), Djakarta 13210 (2007), Killer Panda (2007, hand-printed), Pixel Noise (2007), Killer Panda (2006), Nemesis (2006-2007, pixelized face), Woomble (2006: see here for Woomble Version 2), Snorg-reuploadfont (2006), Snorg ver002 (2006), The Stilts (2006), Djakarta13210-future city font (2006, techno), Spaceworms (2006, almost a paperclip style font), Spaceworm ver 2 (2006), Tartarsauce (2006), THURSTON_erc (2002), Correy (2006, tall-ascendered hand), Rilo (2006, happy lettering face), Karen (2006, cool scratchy hand), The newest fashion (2006), Gibbard (2005), Tweedy Erc 01 (2005), Chocolate Muffin Font (2005), Malkmus, Folds (2006), Death Futurist (2006), Narcoleptic Dance (2006, a nice bouncy display caps face) and GambarnyaWiryanata (2005). Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian graphic designer who lives in Bandung. He created a spiraling typeface called Gorga (2009), a display face called Gile lu Ndro (2010, FontStruct), a dot matrix face called Gaby Pergi Ke Bali (2011), a squarish face Move Along (2011), an octagonal face called Aha Na Masa (2011), and an Indian-look straight-edged Songket Minang (2009). Dafont link. Aka Parhudamdam. And aka Bodat Na Ngalian. [Google] [More] ⦿
Troy Leinster is a graphic designer from Brisbane, Australia, who is based in Amsterdam. Before studying TypeMedia at KABK (class of 2013), Troy attended the type design unit at Monash University in Melbourne, and is a graduate of Type@Cooper at The Cooper Union in New York City.
His graduation typeface at KABK was Brisbane (2013): Brisbane is a relaxed, self-assured sans serif designed specifically for pedestrian wayfinding in the city of Brisbane, Australia. The family has a range of three weights in five styles plus accompanying optical grades for inverted use. This makes Brisbane a solid candidate for orientation systems in the city or suburb.. This typeface has oomph and character, and should prove a sturdy and fun typeface for any city that uses it.
For his revival project at KABK, he chose Nieuw Javaansch No.1 (2012). Nieuw Javaansch No.1 was the first text typeface designed by S.H. de Roos in 1909 while working at Lettergieterij Amsterdam (formerly known as N. Tetterode). It is a Javanese script.
Try and Error
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the angular signage typeface Lawson (2014), the Victorian signage typeface Houden HTN (2014), and the ironwork typeface Pipeburn (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Tangerang, Indonesia, who created the wavy typeface Petaita in 2013 during her studies at Universitas Multimedia Nusantara.
Fahrizal Tawakkal (Twicolabs Design, Malang, Indonesia, b. 1986) markets his fonts via Twicolabs Design. In 2013, he created Colin, Dollar Bill, Coleen (Victorian signage face), Nurjan (free sans titling face), Trigger (Victorian typeface), Athenry (heavy block vintage typeface), Sly (Victorian typeface), Gauntlet (spurred typeface), Rooters (a spurred tattoo typeface), Incognito (spurred tattoo font), Incognite (like Incognito), Chuck Noon (a copperplate signage font available from Creative Market), Debute and Black Velvet (a Victorian advertizing typeface, followed by Black Velvet 2 in 2014).
Typefaces from 2014: Deadhead Rough, Armament, Black Velvet, Facile Sans (free), Lifer (spurred, Victorian), Dublin (spurred), Dollar Bill 2, Carlingford (a spurred beer bottle typeface), Akura Popo (copperplate; free), TM Stanley (a spurred beer label font).
Gilang Senzana (Typologic Syndrome, Bandung, Indonesia, b. 1991) created the decorative modular typeface Senzana (2013) and the spurred Victorian typefaces Indonesian Ornament Font (2013), Ophelos (2013) and Death Cross (2013).
Commercial typefaces from 2014: Zimat,
Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the free font Surak Batak. Kozok writes: The Batak alphabet, or surat batak, is descended ultimately from the from Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava and Old Kawi scripts. The Batak languages of northern Sumatra - Karo Batak, Toba Batak, Dairi Batak, Simalungun/Timur, Angkola and Mandailing Batak, and occasionally Malay. In most Batak communities, only the datu (priests) are able to read and write the Batak alphabet and they use it mainly for calendars and magical texts. This site has truetype fonts by Kozok for the Battak script: KaroNormal, MandailingNormal, PakpakNormal, SimalungunNormal, TobaNormal, VariantsNormal. Uli Kozok is Assistant Professor in Indonesian, Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1987) of Kallio (2011, a rounded but squarish sans).
Viananda Andrias (Bandung, Indonesia) designed the Garutan Adiwijaya typeface in 2012. This type was based on patterns found in traditional garments (batik) from Garut, Indonesia. He also made the floriated typeface Rivaurum (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Vicky Mardian (VMF Fonts) is the Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the pirate ship and/or tattoo font Nina Script (2012). The Pro version of this font can be bought at MyFonts. Lina Script Pro (2012), which was done with Mans Grebäck, looks awfully similar, so perhaps Vicky was forced to change the name by outside forces. Mardian (2012, with Mans Grebäck) and Brother Tattoo (2012, at Mans Grebäck) are more calligraphic tattoo fonts by her.
In 2013, Vicky published Homi Script (tattoo font), the (tattoo) script face Anha Queen, the tattoo face Pure Black Demo (2013), the spurred tattoo face Lafayet Scripts, and the spurred tattooish (incomplete) logotype font Los Angeles.
Typefaces from 2014: Avigo (spurred Victorian), Hellter VMF (spurred tattoo font), Daisy Shop, Cotte VMF, Fonika VMF (signage script), Gold and Bone.
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of Coolin Cheer (2014, Victorian), Bobotoh (2014), Pasundan (2014), Bimasakti (2014), Masra (2014), which is inspired by the logo of Himasra. He also created the display typefaces Lagegg (2014), Sunantara (2014), Sheandy (2014), Gondrong (2014) and Parahyangan (2014). Dafont link. Aka Kasuki (Kawula Sunda Kiwari). [Google] [More] ⦿
Weknow is the foundry of Indonesian type designer Wino Sutarmin Kadir (b. 1979), who is based in Bogor, Jakarta. Weknow produced a large collection of free fonts from 2009 until 2012. He started making commercial fonts in 2012. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Fontm link.
Creator of the unicase sans face Weknow (2009) and the roundish MisstyPoland (2009). Most of his faces are experimental.
From 2010: Helenfont (2010), Dennis Vallera (2010), Kasumichan, Karitza, Mozzie, Wings, Sharon, Noakatz, dearladysandra, arachnidlove, Alexandra, Monica (2010), Natalie, Wayner 8088, Anime Queen (2010, pixelized), Nano (2010, pixel face), Glover (2010, circular face), Frozen Pandaman (geometric), Joenine (circular), Fun Record (geometric), Gembira (circular), Gabrielle, Solgas (circular), lifeforfun (2010), znowwhite (2010), Snowmask (2010), Nine (2010), Znowwhite (2010), Cecile (2010, experiment with triangles), Coreldraw (2010, geometric, monoline), DennisVallera (2010, inspired by the vector art of Canadian Dennis Vallera), Helenfont (2010).
Designs from 2011: Michelle (circle-based), Emmilia (circle-based), Raynaliz, Polysoup, Seba, Selfregion (concentric glyphs), Wings of the dragons (octagonal), Spider, The Training Artist, Chewed Kandi, Sandra, Saintfighteraqua (geometric), Alexey (circle-based), Kristina (circle-based), Graphic Dream, Crystalcore (techno), Dominique (fat rounded), Formalart, Henderson (circle-based), Intanputripratiwi (circle-based), Kioshima (geometric), Gitchgitch (geometric), Justta, Dismecha, Self Region (labyrinthine), Alberto (monoline geometric), Abstrasctik (rounded and experimental), Nicole, Robotoc, Laggastic, Masterpanda, Mohr, Maruciel, Gabrielle, Carlos (a circle-based face), Life For Fun (geometric monoline sans), Lois Cesarano (hexagonal), Heather Thomas (circles and lines), Picaee (modular and leafy), Owaikeo (a circle and arc face), Celeste, The World, Future, Lanitta, Earthearth, Basic, Beautiful, Internationalist (monoline rounded sans caps face), Midnight Show, Plastic, Victory, Perfect, Superpower, Katarzyna, Invasion, Block, Wonderfull, Sweetest, Direction, Funrecord, Eternal Flame, Coreldarw, James Glover (circle-based), Superstar, Inside, Parallel, Million, Ocean, Never Ending Maze, Silverbend, Dragon Fly, Whatever You Want, Swinging Swan, Funatic, Soulmate, Superhero, Zetland, Letting The Cable Sleep, Weknow World, Universalisme, Ocean, Smiley Turtle, Family&Friend, Flower in the window, You&Me&Everyone Else, Astonishing, Grass Hopper, Merpati Putih, Extra Hot, Trees of Happiness, Blowing Bubble, Brain Storm, Good Morning, Flower Lover, Honestly, Jaguar, Modern Aristocrat, Pure and Simple Everytime, Ride the lightning, Proffesional (sic), Flight Stewardess, Antique Retro, Natural Technologies, Ethereal Sky, Conversation, Earth Heart.
Free typefaces from 2012: Emerald, Sweater (texture face), Fish Bone, Delicious Ketchup. The Dark Knight, String and Wire, Little Ant, Xtrapower, Standard International, Nice dream come true, Bavaria, Queen of the modern age, Science Fiction, Greatest View, Queen of the Modern Age, Made in earth, Arabian Knight, Emperor of Japan, Bill Gates Windows, Maximum Kilometer, Mineral Oil Resources, Motorcycle (curly caps), Eskimo and Polar Bear, Gladiator Sport, Aero Dynamic, Optical Fiber, High Logic, Generation (a nice all-caps shadow face), My Heart, Play Ground (multiline face), Cartoon Character, Windows in Japan, Quantum Leap (dymo label face), Computer Love, Electric City, and Copper, Valentine In Love, Weknow Windows, Punk, Graphic Design, Billy Jean Style, LMAO (rounded bold sans face), Take and Give, Indonesia Tanah Air, Swimmer Browser, Diamonds are forever (hexagonal and rounded), Tortoise, My Dear, Get Ready, Export Import, Miracle, Digital Ninja, Funtastic Million Moment, Funny and Cute, Samurai in UK, Bookmark, Once Upon A Time, Bird Feather, Respect, Aruna Aira Jasmine, Extra Cheese, Beauty and the beast, Kung Fu Master (oriental simulation typeface), Game Player (art deco), Modern Building, Trade and Mark, Grovy (sic) Kind of Life, King of Font and Typography, ABC (comic book face), Metro City (extended monoline typeface), The Art, Sprout and the bean, Scooter experiment, Sundown Sunrise (a rounded monoline sans), Art Heart, WindowsObject, Authentic Love, Dolphin Ocean Wave, British Pop Music, Master (sci-fi), Sneak Peeks, Like This, Crumble, Zebra Cross, Star Constellation, Water and Gasoline, Autumn, Aviator, So Cute, Crow Chief (bow and arrow font), Beard Rider, Skateboard, Panel, Swallow Sky Night, Hotel Motel (fat finger face), Techno Various, Zooming Track, Robo Cop, Dance Fever, West Java, Ivory Culture, Push The Button (art deco), Highway Patrol (blocked black typeface), Sausage, Little Atom, Mick Jagged, Life Is Final (copperplate), Total Hammer, Cybertooth, Modern Craft, Riding The World, Boarder (counterless), Essential Arrangement, Sensation, Helmet, Smile, Little Think Big Impact, Airplane, Young and Free, The Futurist, Creative Mind, House Builder, Falling in love, My Font (a rounded monoline oblique sans), Proffesional (sic) Edition, Young Forever, Brown Fox, We Know, Prehistoric, Frankenstein Monster, Great Adventure, You Makes Me Happy, The One and Only Me, Wireframe (3d face), Ceramic (3d face), Winner, The Amazing Me, Cycle, Asia Pacific, Written on the hand, Love is blind, Luxurious Sexy, Robotic, Nano (dot matrix face), King Of The World, Roller Blade, Antelope Run, Elemental, Champion Coffee Cup, Bandit, Arcade, Zetland, The Training Artist, Technique, Neon Glow, Fruit Vegetable, Archieve, Experiment Butterfly, French Fries, Remember Memory, Rocksteady, Electro Static Rain, Science Channel (stencil face), Surfing and Play, Umbrella, The Wizard, Great Leader, Bare Knuckle Fight, The Wizard of One Click, Extra Large, Stabilo Spidol, Onion Rings, Strawberry, Lets Do It Again, Modern Script, Amazing Symphony, Psychedelic, Jump Street, The Earth (modular), Brigade Army, Extraordinary, Cobra on Coconut Tree, Natural Beauty, Anything Mean Everything, Smoke on the water, Write A Letter, Everybody, Together, Planting And Seeding, Savior Light Our Way, All Around The World, Think More For Solution, Yesterday, Techno Tech, Prudent, Metamorphosys, Keep quite and simple (sic), India Hair Style, Catalyst, Bamboo Shoot, Global Capitalism, Water Drop, Thunder Jagger, The Science Archaeologist, The Happy Face Smile, Pyramid Inverted, Jailbreak, Game of Life, Fun Raiser, Athletic, Android Robot (sci-fi), Croissant Sandwich, Ocean Free, Thursday, Crochet Pattern, Firework, Futuristic, Pocket (rounded bold sans), Entertainment, Technology (bubblegum face), So This Is It (inline caps face), Everything (circle-based font), Auto Mobile, Futurism, Rhinoceros Break, Enormous (angulat headline face), The Quick (octagonal), Over The Mountain (wavy face), Frame Work, Interplanetary, Antariksa (rounded sans), Airwaves, Strong in the heart, Pure And Simple Everytime (rounded organic sans), Gitchgitch (rounded organic sans), Monica, The Lazy Dog (grunge), True Self Reliant, Think Techno, Street, Symbol (constructivist), Post Rock, Moon Light (plump and round), Jumping Running, Green Avocado, Bunga Melati Putih, Bizzare, World Word, Little Rainy Day (dot matrix), Animaline (animal dingbats), Smart Watch, At Most Sphere, Sweet Lollipop (curly), Painting The Light, Flattered, Earth Aircraft Universe, Daydreamer, Earth Aircraft Universe, Flattered, Welcome to Planet Earth, People Quark, Friendly Robot, Biological, Splashing, Freezer, Ragatnia Clara (a nice script), The Happy Face Return.
Typefaces from 2013: Cat Eyes, Stay True, Where Wolf, The Sound, Royal Jelly, Grumpy Cat, Aku Cinta Kamu, Yellow, Innovation, Invisible Man, Archieve, Electro Magnet, Bamboo Chopsticks, Valentine's Day, True Love, Club Golf, Your Smile, Guitar On Stage, Karate (oriental simulation), Recognition, Sleeping Beauty (plump lettering), Gelombang Radio, Frozen Ice, Sport Center, Reflection, Enjoy The Time, Fillet O Fish (brushed caps), Artistic, Flower Generation (psychedelia), Heart Shaped, Adore You, Jelang (textured typeface), Stargazer, Army Of Me, Xtreme Bike, Atomic, Fancy Curly, Mastermind, Scientist, Brother, Bahasa Indonesia (sans), Cyber, Photography, Super Creative, Black Stallion (script), Cartoon, Exposure (shadow face), The Ticket, Mercury (retro-futuristic), Agriculture (lava lamp typeface), Electronic, Transformation, The Night (gothic typeface), King Cobra, Bionic Heart, Goddess of Fortune, Guitar Acoustic, Magenta Flower, Java Island (lava lamp typeface), Ready Steady Go, Cute Monster, High Speed, Machine Gun, Random Face 1 (dingbats), Dear Diary, Shinobi Ninja, Stranger (octagonal), Discovery, Translation, Japan (oriental simulation), Digital Gothic, Techno, Butterfly (lava lamp typeface), Candlelight (eax drip face), Maverick, Movie Script Ending, Monochrome, Japan, Chunky Bar, The Greatest High (blackboard bold), Featured, Random Thing 1 (cartoon dingbats), Straw Hat, Where Are You, Plant On Lawn, The Innocent Face, Beat of Drum, ASDFA, Creamy Butter, Monster Rock, Plumbing, Mexicano Chili Sauce, Air Show (bubblegum face), This Is True, Fresh Mint, Laser Gun, My Game, Black Mamba, Drako Heart, Children Stories, Play The Game (with a McDonald's M), Let it be, Everlasting Song, Logotype, Blessing Son, Wino Sutarmin Kadir, Bad Boy, Bold and Blue, Quantum (sci-fi face), Oceanography, Elementary, Sailorman, Heart And Love, High Thin Light, Vintage Postcard (spurred), The Bartender (spurred), Inside The Boxes (rhombic type), Herbalism, Happy Home (lava lamp typeface), Wave Zone, Market Leader, The Monkey, Engine Power, Gamer, Story Telling (lava lamp typeface), High Flagship, Back to Nature, The Quick Motorcross (bilined, caps only, with a McDonalds M), Fisherman (lava lamp typeface), Step Forward, King of Pirate (art nouveau caps), Heritage, High in Love, Thin Decorative (spurred typeface), Little Cowboy, What The Fun, Aha Experience, Glitch (pixel face), Portable.
Typefaces from 2014: Sincere Heart, Thermometer, My Angle (fat script), Restaurant, Life is font, Material Science, Wave Zone, Everything is a test, The kind of feeling, The President, Blue Ocean, Heavy Metal Gaze, Air-Planet, FOREST-THING (a black poster font), Here-Comes-The-Sun, VICE-VERSA, Wajah-mu-Malaikat, The Miracle, Over The Sky, Eternal Love, Under Stand, Lets Get It On, Salute, Please Foirgive Me, Forest Jump. Dayak Shield, Golden Bar (piano key stencil face), Life To Find, Make Peace, Rocket Brothers, Space Truckin, Silver Knight, Zeppelin, Banana Split, Funny Sport, Material Science, Cinta Adalah Perhatian, Love is Attention, Philosophy, Swampthing, Something, Great Job, I Love You, Baby Metal, Millenium 3, White Sock, Liberate, Life Is Font, Chasing Tail, Listening, Sghining Pearl, Hall of Fame, The Good Life, Funky Claw, Pretty Clever, Breath, Continue, Eyes Believer, Samurai Sword, About, God is Watching us, Smile at face, Guitar Rumble, Si Cantik, She is Beautiful, Joker Shoes, Welcome to the jungle (brush face), Maximum High Tension, First Love, Great Heart, Computer Robot, Question of Science, Book Shelves, Billy The Kid (Western font), Times New Romance, Techno Capture, Chemistry, City Shine, Samurai and Blade, Hexagonal. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the ornamental caps typeface Relics of Sailendra (2012). This typeface is a modification of Baskerville Old Style, with the flesh of the glyphs replaced by elements that are based on decorations found on some temples of the Sailendra dynasty. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wino Sutarmin Kadir
Yohanes Merci is a student in Universitas Multimedia Nusantara in Jakarta, Indonesia. Behance link.
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