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Children's handwriting fonts
066.FONT is a Polish foundry based in Konskie with some commercial fonts (Linotype Kropki (1997), Dr066, Kfontz) and some free fonts (DNA, Zawijasy, Mieszkanie9 (a halftone curly hand), Plaq, Plaq 108). Kfontz and Dr066 are old typewriter fonts, and Kropki is a dot matrix font. The free fonts are for handwriting. Some fonts at MyFonts.com, such as Pokrak (2009, grunge family), Longinus Pro (2008, a 9-style family of medieval roughly outlined alphabets), Old Stefan (2008, five styles of grungy typewriter), Kra Kra (2008, grunge), Poldi (2007, 3d handprinted), Poldi No 2 (2008), Bloor (2008), Crazy David No 1 and 2 (2006, grunge), Karacan Pro (2005, eroded look), Polish Dirty News (2005, grunge), Nieanana (2005), Jackcake (2005), Mada693, Nonpress (2006, grunge), Plaq (2005, halftone simulation face), Dr066, KfontZ, Zawijasy (1997, a curly hand, now commercial), Punx (2006, grunge), 066 Army (2006, grunge), Kulfonus No. 1 and 2 (2007, grunge), Duck Duck (2006), Finito (2008, grunge script), Wopi Script (2005), Pimpus (2009, grungy script) and Wopi Script No. 2 (2005) and No. 3 (2007). The designer is Piotr Wozniak from Konskie (b. Poland, 1980).
Aaron Patrick Ryan
Cinnamon Hanna Roberts (aka Active Dogz) is the designer of Wallflower (2013, hand-printed), Freshman (2013), Easter Yolk (2013), Sophomore (2013) and Cinnamons Font (2013, free children's script font).
Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana faces: AKAkubit12H, AKElephant3, AKMyPrince (2004), AKOsaruH, AKOsaruR, AK-Keroyon (2003, alphadings), Akubin (handwriting), AKAppriqueBlack, AKANGEL, AKAppliqueWhite, AKUNCIAL, AKCalligraphy, 09Keroyon (2004), AK Jelly Beans (2004), AK-Piyoko (2004, egg dingbats), AK woopaa, AK Roopaa, AK-Halloween (2004, dings), AK Sweet Prison (2004, Fraktur), AK-BlackCastle (blackletter, 2004), AK-WinterYawns (2004, winter dings). AK-Shanghai 1930 (2005), AK-Japonesque (2005), AK-My Baby (2005, child dingbats), KS Lovers (2007, handwritten Latin and kana). In 2008, they stopped offering free fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Moscow University of Printing Arts in 2006 where she studied under Alexander Tarbeev. She teaches type design and typography there. In 2007, her book for Russian students on typography was published (English title: Alive Typography). She received many awards for her work and is a frequent speaker at type design conferences. In particular, she received the prestigious Prix Charles Peignot in 2013.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004-2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel face done with FontStruct.
She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern face for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental face Cless (2009). She spoke about Cyrillic at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. She received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Fourty-nine face. Alternate URL.
At MyFonts, one can buy Gorodets [2009: a Russian decoration face based on traditional wood-painting style from the town Gorodets on the Volga river, Russia], Leksa and Leksa Sans], Blonde Fraktur (2010: written with a quill by Alexandra Korolkova and prepared in digital form by Alexandra Pushkova), Airy (2010, a curly script), Airy Pictures (2010, animal and plant dingbats), Bowman (2010: a blackboard children's script), PT Serif (2011, Paratype's superfamily of 38 fonts, codesigned with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text faces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
French youngster (b. 1994) who created the simple hand-drawn typeface Newjosh (2012) and the grungy typeface Smoky Cloud (2012). He also made the African look caps face Tribalistik Tatwu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexandros Papalexis studied graphic design and typography at the National Design School (TEI) of Athens. He started designing his own fonts while attempting to improve some older ones for his own projects. For 15 years he has been designing corporate packages for leading Greek companies and CD covers for the music industry, while his work has been featured in design-oriented magazines. His typeface designs at Parachute include PFKids (1999-2006), PFFreescript, PFJunior, PF Playskool (2003). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of I Am The Crayon master (2013), Scraapribbon (2013), Squid Can (2013).
Free handwritten fonts by Allie Hoopes, made in 2008: ABC's-with-Aunt-CaitiLinda, AMH-Outlines, Abby, Allie-Marie, Amy, Ashley-K., Becki, Bradyn-Age-6, Brandy-Fat, Brandy-Slim, Bryony, Caitlin, Times-New-Roman, Cindy, Cindy-Loo-Who, Crys, Curly-Cupcakes, Dibble-Dabbles-1, Dibble-Dabbles-2, Dustin, Dylan-Ariel, Elizabeth, Elizabeth-Skinny, Emily, Fabulously-Famous, Hanna-Banana-Age-11, Heather-Marie, Inni, Jacki, Jacob-Age-7, Jaime, Janey-Girl, Jenna-Girl, Joan-Remund, John-Print, Just-As-Fast-As-You-Can, Kendra, Kittie, Kolbi-One-Kanobi, Lesli, Lesli-Curve, Lesli-Thick-Not-Fat, Lily-March-2008, Lily-Paige, Lori-Ann, Lydia, McPhatty, McSlice, Meagan-Age-10, Melissa, MichelleDurheim, Michelle-in-Etown, Michelle-with-a-marker, MicsHandwritingPortuguese, Mikkel-Paige-1, Mikkel-Paige-2, My-Third-Grade-Teacher, Nanda's-Handwriting, Natalie, POcustomerBarcode, Patricia, Patricia-Z, QT-PIE, Ruth, Samantha, Sandee-Script, Sara-Mae, Sara-Mae-2, Sassy-Frassy, Scott-Albert, Shopping-List, Sophia-A, T, TammyD, Tania, Tanya-Print, Tanya-Script, Taylor-Rebecca, Terese, Timothy-Age-8, Tracey40, Val-Gal, Wendy-Sue, Zoey-Age-5, clouu, delly. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kindergarten teacher in Florida. Creator of the free hand-printed typefaces manders and Manders Tick Tock (2012). In 2013, she added Homegirl Stuffed, HomegirlSharpie, HomegirlHolidaze, HomegirlHarvest, HomegirlGetLow, HomegirlBelieves, HomegirlSweetBarista, HomegirlQuirks, HomegirlParkCloser, HomegirlFalsies, HomegirlBaristaWroteIt, Homegirl Check You Out, Homegirl Shape Up, Homegirl Get On My Level, Homegirl Get At Me, Homegirl Freshly Squeezed, Homegirl Fiesta, Homegirl Curl Up, Homegirl Wrote It, Homegirl Frap, Homegirl Chai Tea, Homegirl Cake Poppin, Homegirl Secure, Homegirl Mia, Homegirl Kneed Stitches, Homegirl Green Tea, Homegirl Dot, Homegirl Quick Note, Homegirl Mosquito, Homegirl Fifty Shades, Homegirl Whut, Homegirl Unfinished, Homegirl Pinched Me, Homegirl Bouncy, Homegirl Jailbird, Homegirl Leveled Reader, Homegirl Open Minded, Homegirl Beginnings, Homegirl Whoa, Homegirl Stix N Stonez, Homegirl Totally Schooled, Homegirl Schooled, Homegirl Kiddo Print, Homegirl Kiddo, Homegirl Hug It Out, Homegirl Heartbeat, Homegirl Marnie Homegirl Jessa, Homegirl Shoshanna, Homegirl Hannah, and Homegirl Fool To Cry, some of which based, I assume, on the handwriting of her pupils or children. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who has worked at the McGill Daily in Montreal (1997-1999) and at SUNY (New Paltz, NY, 2003-2004), where she obtained an MFA in Intermedia Design in 2005. She wrote a thesis in which features of OpenType are used to replace bad words with good ones. Discussion at Typographica. Currently, Amy is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz. From 2006 until 2009, Amy was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.
Graphic designer and illustrator in Moscow. Creator of a colorful type poster (2009) for a children's book based on Futura. From it he derived a painted-look version of Futura (2009). Home page. Another URL. Another typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andre S. Indrawan
Mexican designer of the hand-printed Bolita, the kids faces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round face Aqua, the grunge faces Gap and Heart, the handwriting faces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist face Moogdula, Offset, the sans face Quatro, the windowed face Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie face Wet Alien, and the experimental face Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Creator of a few primitive hand-drawn typefaces such as Amazing But Not Awesome (2012), Marley and Me (2012), Thats What He Said (2012), Bestest Buddies (2012), Roberts Font (2012), 100 Love (2012), Missed It (2012), Rebeccas Handwriting (2012), The Angela Font (2012), From Moms hand (2012), Big Bold and Brilliant (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator (b. 2000, California), aka Cheese, of the shaky fat finger typeface Mom (2013), and of the hand-printed typefaces India Blaze (2013), Brian Font (2013), Boss (2013), CheezyPie (2013), Swerve (2013), Banana (2013), Awesome (2013), Dumplings (2013), Curviness (2013), Pie (2013), Pickle Puff (2013), Superfont (2013), BoxyRobo (2013), Panneer Is Awesome (2013), Coolfont (2013), asdfghjkl (2013), Zepher (2013), Blackcity (2013) and Random (2013). He also made Pie1 (2013), Areo (2013, a black on white pixel face), Cool (2013) and Cheese (2013).
Artsy Fartsy (was: McFontsy)
Artsy Fartsy (earlier: McFontsy) is Michelle Conley's place on the web. Free fonts: x-spiralmental (spiral dingbats), SloppyMe (handprinted), New Toy (kid's writing), Corner Table (dingbats).
Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly handprinted. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky face Earthling, Orange Cat (handprinted poster face), and the fun faces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.
Impossible home page which used to have Tom Brown's free fonts to amuse children: ChineseNewYearByTom (2005), EasterFunbyTom (2001), FlowerFunbyTom (2001), PartybyTom (2001), St.Patrick'sDaybyTom (2001).
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, is an American typographer who designed Damage Control (1993, grunge), Mango Gothic (1991), Pimento (1998), Shooby (1992), Pink Mouse (1992, psychedelic), Tequila (1992, a bouncy play on Didot), Alex (1996, child's hand), Chicken Soup (1993), PC Gothic (2005), Rust Bucket (1994), ITC Aftershock (1996), ITC Outback (1997), ITC Serengetti (1996), ITC Ziggy (1997), Gusto Black (2003), Vinchenso (2003), Blog (2007, 1890's style display egyptian), Nine One One BA (2007, grunge). He also designed the clean handwriting face Zipty Do, Serendipity (2006), CEO Roman (2007), Paladium Gothic (2007, a sans), Snip Tuck (1994, a headline face), Rancho Grande (1995), Radiance Brush (1997, a casual brush script), and Sahara Bodoni (1996). 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, and specializing to some extentv in calligraphic script faces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts.
The complete list: ITC Aftershock, Alexandra Script (a formal script), Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Angular, Animated Gothic, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma (1993), Cabernet Sauvignon (2007, a take on Didot---I can't believe BA Graphics trademarked this name!), Cafe Aroma, California Sans, Calafragalistic (1992), Caslon Manuscript (1992), Champ Ultra (1995, Western billboard font), Chunky Monkey, Cookie Dough, Crackers, Crescent, Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate (1993), Extreme (chalk writing, 1996), Felicity Script, Flix, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo (2000), Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Mardi Gras, Mega (1993, a fat mini-spurred didone), Milano, Nightmare, ITC Outback, Pecos, Ravenwood, Red Dawg, Relaxed Fit, Richmond Hill, Road Gothic (1996), Robertson, Senegal, ITC Serengetti, Shazam, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Swank Gothic, Title Gothic Light, Torino Modern, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Yakety Yak (1994), Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do, Queen of Hearts (1991, script), Steel Magnolias (1995, blackletter family), Steeplechase (1992, wild West saloon font), Waimea (1992, poster font), Black Rising (2006, a black military style face), Summer Nights (1993, script), Sugar Shack (1995, curly script), Beaches and Cream (1996, a sans turned into a connected script), Jr High (1994, sports lettering).
Alonso Flair with its flared pants (2008) and Squat (2011, a stunted black wood style face) were started by Alonso, but finished after his death by John Bomparte, who wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.
The final font listing at MyFonts: ITC Aftershock, Alex, Alexandra Script, Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Alonso Flair, Angular, Animated Gothic, Bad Boy, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma, Brawn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafe Aroma, Calafragalistic, California Sans, Cedar Key, CEO Roman, Champ Ultra, Chardonnay, Chicken Feet, Chicken Soup, Chunky Monkey, Clearmont, Coffee Black, Cookie Dough, Crescent, Deco Inline, Deep Rising (2006, constructivist), Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate, Extreme, Fashion Didot, Felicity Script, Flix, Fraggle, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo, Grandeur, Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Hatari, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Jr High, Ka Boink, Ker Pow, Key West, Klingon, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Malibu Heights, Manchester, Mardi Gras, Mega, Metro Gothic, Milano (2004, a didone face), Mission Hills, National Gothic, Nightmare, Oh Sweet Pea, ITC Out of the Fridge, ITC Outback, Paladium Gothic, PC Gothic, Pecos, Pink Mouse, Queen Of Hearts, Radiance Brush, Rancho Grande, Range Gothic, Ravenwood, Relaxed Fit, Road Gothic, Robertson, Rust Bucket, S&L Gothic, Sahara Bodoni, Senegal, Serendipity, ITC Serengetti, Shadow Gothic, Shangrala, Shazam, Shore Bodoni, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Sleezy, Snaggle, Snip Tuck, South Beach, Spice, Steel Magnolias, Steeplechase, Summer Nights, Swank Gothic, Tequila, Thats Amore, Title Gothic Light, Triple Condensed Gothic, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Waimea, Wall Street Gothic, Wonka (1996, named after Willy Wonka), Yakety Yak, Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do.
Primitive handwriting and alphading fonts by Hirano Kaato: Dotphoria (very small pixel font), Dotphoria--minimal-, baby-rock, bury-cute, Morphine-Dingbats, NEPENTHES, pop-machine, pop-machine69, Thin--ordinary-, Thin--3D-, Thin--3D-Italic-, Thin--extraordinary-. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Latin and Greek fonts: BPLatinNumerals, BPbigHead, BPchildLefty, BPchildFatty, BPchubby, BPchubbyFat, BPdots, BPilialena, BPletterSquares, BPletterSquaresWide, BPmolecules, BPmouse, BPmyhand, BPneon [paperclip face], BPpong [light stencil face], BPsquareHand, BPtall, BP PhD Sans, BP PhD Italic, BP PhD Mono, BP Inktrap, BP Script. These include quite a few handwriting faces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal: BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. These fonts were made by George Triantafyllakos (b. 1980) from 2001 to 2005. In 2007, he added BP display black, BP mono and BP mono italics, and BP script. In 2008, BPreplay was created as a correction of MgOpenModata. Creations in 2009 and 2010: BPOApeloig, BPScript, BP Typewrite, BP Imperial (think Impact), BP Dots (30 monospaced dot fonts). In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ulktra-Victorian face Nymphic), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, Infantyl, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).
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This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight (typewriter types), MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.
Designer at ScrapNFonts/Creating Keepsakes of CK Winter (handwriting), CK Whirl, CK Voluptuous, CK Typeset, CK Twigs, CK Twiggy, CK Tulips, CK Toddler, CK Teacher's Pet, CK Tall Type, CK Tall Trees, CK Sunshine, CK Summer, CK Strips, CK Stars&Stripes, CK Stitches, CK Stacks, CK Stars, CK Arrows, CK Artisan, CK Balloons, CK Bouquet, CK Checks, CK Chick, CK Child's Play, CK Choppy Block, CK Chunky Block, CK Circle Serif, CK Classic, CK Concave, CK Contemporary Capitals, CK Cracked, CK Crayons, CK Crooked Classic, CK Cute, CK Daydream, CK Delight, CK Designer, CK Eclectic, CK Fairytale, CK Fiesta, CK Flair, CK Flourish, CK Flower Garden, CK Flower Power, CK Fortune, CK Fraternity, CKFun, CK Funky Wave, CK Gala, CK Geometric, CK Happy Kids, CK Hearts, CK Higgins Handprint, CK Holly & Berries, CK Hopscotch, CK Italic, CK Jot, CK Keystroke, CK Lazy Days, CK Leafy Capitals, CK Letter Home, CK Logs, CK Marker, CK Nostalgia, CK Pencils, CK Plain Jane, CK Posies, CK Pretty, CK Primary, CK Pumpkin Patch, CK Quake, CK Quick, CK Quilt Squares, CK Rocket Ships, CK Roses, CK Signature, CK Simple, CK Sketch, CK Skinny Serif, CK Slice, CK Sloppy, CK Southwest, CK Spiky Block, CK Spiky Classic, CK Split Box, CK Sports Balls, CK Stacatto, CK Windsong, and CK Zig Zag. [Google] [More] ⦿
American illustrator. For The Princess and the Pea (2013; the original is an an old Swedish tale, rewritten and published by Hans Christian Andersen in 1835), she created a fairytale hand-drawn typeface.
Billy Bear's Playground
Loraine Wauer designed the free fonts Rainie's Kids and Crayons to emulate kids' handwriting. Also, Zyia learns Letters, Love Country Art, Kids 4 Fun, Thick Chocolate, Chatter Box, Mud Pie, Keep Out, Jelly Roll, BB Easter, BB Bunny, BB Teddybear, BB Panda, BB Dinosaur, BB Friendly Ghost, BB Halloween, BB Love Notes, Butterfly in my Garden.
Bosil Unique Fonts
American designer Michael Bosen or Michael Bolen (Bosil Unique Fonts) made these fonts in 2003: Mikie's Christmas List (handprinted), Bosil Unique Regular (comic book face), Bosil Marker, BU DeBoned, BU Boned, Uniquely Sprayed (grunge), Slightly Dinged, Bu Handy Dings (hands, including fists), and "the finger"), Bu Marker SC.
In 2012, he added BU Gothic Hybrid (a hybrid of grunge calligraphy and blackletter).
Typefaces from 2013: BU Dingbats Sans Purpose (scanbats), BU Wicked, BU Richard The Second (textura), Bu 1757 Bordelish (frilly ball terminal caps), Bu Darn Cupids Again (Valentine Day's font), BU Penfield Deco (loosely based on a font by Edward Penfield at the turn of the 20th century), BU Bernhard Pen (loosely based on a style by Bernhard Pankok from the turn of the 20th century), BU Scarecrow (gothic font based on the hand of Walter Crane), BU Glenda, BU Oscar Diggs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brad O. Nelson
Brain Eaters Font Co.
BrainEaters is Brad O. Nelson's font outfit in Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly in Orem, UT). Current fonts (mostly commercial, some free) include: BEBlob, BECROSS, Bingo Star, BubbleMan, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilOfFrankenstein, PlasmaRain, SinsofRhonda, Witless, Blood Of Dracula (1.1), Blood Feast (1.1), Cat Women of the Moon, Cat Boxed, Channel Tuning, Demon Night (1.2), EddieFisher (1.4) (early 60's beatnik style sharp serif face), EddieFisher's Brothers (1.1), FrankenTOHO (1.1), H-Man (1.2), H-Man Part 2 (1.1), Keep on truckin (2003, psychedelic), Musicals (psychedelic), Psychatronic (2.0), Psychatronic Two Caps, Shiver (1.1), Spooky One (1.1), Stencil Gothic, Two-Face, Strange Planet, UmAbort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge, Haunted Hillbilly, Shiver, Sinbad 7, Trauma, Ghetto Dan, Burn in Hell, Unmanned Mission, Bloodytronic, A Weird Party (curly!), Amhole, BE Marker, Brain Invaders, Cat Women, KuntryHog&Joe, Matchbook, Space Immortalizer, BE Streetwalker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, A Weird Party, Amhole, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Marker Money FW and CV (2005, an irregular hand), Witless (2008), Xerker, Robot Games, Space Blasterm Hyper Drive, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Space Immortalizer, Matchbook, Be Streetwilaker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, Strange Planet, Um Abort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge.
Based in Jackson, MI, Jay (Jonathan) Mann (b. 1994) created the free poster typeface Yes (2013), the childish hand Justgirlytext (2013), and the fat finger typeface Big Black And Beautiful (2013). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Breaking the Norm
Publishers at MyFonts of a 500-font collection that are mostly display, headline, and handwriting fonts. The designers are Stuart Sandler and Brian Bonislawsky. Sandler also runs Font Diner, while Bonislawsky runs AOE. The font families were designed in 2002, but were only published at MyFonts in 2005: Air Flow BTN, American Highway, Anastasia, Annie BTN, Aundee BTN, Automatic, Backtalk Sans BTN, Backtalk Serif BTN, Beer Dip, Bleedblob BTN, Candy Buzz BTN, Candy Round BTN, Candy Square BTN, Cheddar Salad BTN, Cinema Gothic BTN, Clever Duke BTN, Cold Spaghetti BTN, Concursico Mono BTN, Concurso Italian BTN, Concurso Moderne BTN, Crazy Girlz Blond BTN, Crazy Girlz Brunette BTN, Crazy Loot BTN, Darlin BTN (child's hand), El Nino, Etiquette, Exotic Island BTN, Finer Diner, Fluffy Slacks BTN, Freezer BTN, Galeforce BTN, Gasoline Sans BTN, Gasoline Serif BTN, Giggles BTN, Grilled Cheese BTN, Guest Check, Hawaiian Aloha BTN, Heather BTN, Holiday Springs BTN, Hot Mustard BTN, Hurrah Dreidle BTN, Java Kick BTN, Jukay BTN, Lil' Tipsy BTN, Lionel Text, Malihini Cuban BTN, Malihini Tahitian BTN, Milwaukee, Mister Sirloin BTN, Motor Oil, Nightclub BTN, Ocalla Hand BTN, Oyster Bar BTN, Pie Contest BTN, Princess BTN (2003, Stuart Sandler), Regulator, Roast Beef BTN, Rojo Frijoles, Roller World BTN, Sandscript BTN, Smarty Pants BTN, Spaghetti Western, Starliner BTN, Super Delicious BTN, Surfer Shop BTN, Undercurrent BTN, Wacky Action BTN, Wild Ketchup BTN, Yarn Sale, Youngsook BTN, Zigzap, Zolan Mono BTN, Zolano Sans BTN, Zolano Serif BTN.
In this interview, Stuart explains the hectic schedule: Most type designers can point out specific aspects that helped them improve their skills. For me, there was simply Before and After Breaking the Norm. It was the first of many collaborative projects as well as the most exhausting professional experience of my life. In early 2003 I was contacted by Jim Lyles of Bitstream, who was always very generous with his font-making knowledge. He had a proposal. Bitstream had built up a font library of around 500 fonts that they offered to software companies to bundle with their products---these are called OEM fonts. At the request of several of its customers, Bitstream wanted to increase its OEM library to 1,000 fonts. Jim approached Brian Bonislawsky and me — we were friends and had collaborated previously with success---to see if we would agree to offer up our respective font libraries and create any amount that were missing. After some discussion, Brian and I realized, rather than pillage our libraries, we both felt we were fast enough---each making about four fonts a month at the time---to come up with 250 new fonts each, and we let Jim know we were up for the challenge. When Jim got back in touch, he informed us that Bitstream would like us to go for it, with a handful of caveats: we had to cover a wide range of font styles, very few of them could be derivative "filler" weights, they had to meet a minimum character and kerning set, and lastly they needed the fonts IN NINETY DAYS! For the next three months Brian and I in our respective home offices took font making to its extreme. My routine started when I awoke usually around 10am after a quick bowl of cereal, a check of daily e-mail and a full pot of coffee (the first of three each day), I set straight off to the task of gathering source materials, drawing small words or lettering samples in Adobe Illustrator and sending them off to Jim and Sue Zafarana at Bitstream for approval. Once approved, I would spend the day fleshing out the character set, creating derivative weights and sending them off again for approval. Then they were quickly imported into Fontographer, spaced, kerned, and sent off again to Bitstream to be generated. I would continue this process, only stopping for quick meals, till I literally couldn't keep my eyes open any longer and headed straight to bed. The days blended together and time with friends and family was rare; this was further complicated with my two young kiddos running around the house. My amazing wife Ann was left to tend to their needs while the time of day was marked by my coming up to eat or refill my coffee mug. Each day was committed to a different part of the process and some days which were spent entirely spacing or drawing and kerning usually went very quickly. While I was in the middle of my own madness in Minnesota, Brian was living the same experience down in Florida and we spent many hours on the phone keeping each other motivated and comparing notes. We ultimately met our goal of 250 fonts each in 90 days and were both relieved and utterly exhausted. I can't say I look back on that project fondly---it was absolutely brutal---but it gave me amazing font-making chops and it is very satisfying to see how well many of those fonts stand up over time.
Brianna Erickson (aka Letters For Lives) created the free typefaces Spring Time (2013) and Third Grade Handwriting (2013).
Bryony Gomez-Palacio is a graphic designer at Bagby and Company, Inc, in Chicago. She is married to Armin Vit, and designed Rama, a kid's building block font (2002). No downloads. Web page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bumbayo Font Fabrik
Hungarian foundry with commercial and free fonts, est. 2005 by Attila Zigó. On Deviantart, they claim to be from Rwanda. They specialize in grunge type--some of the fonts are quite gorgeous indeed. Has a fontmaking service.
BuyMyFonts (or: BMF)
Alessio Leonardi (b. Florence, 1965) is an Italian designer and type designer who lives in Berlin since 1990. He worked in Berlin at MetaDesign of Erik Spiekermann and in Frankfurt at xplicit. In 1997, with Priska Wollein, he opened the office Leonardi Wollein Visuelle Konzepte in Berlin. His humor shows through his letters and his many dingbats.
In 2002 he founded Buy My Fonts that produces typefaces for corporate applications and also for standard use.
Speaker at ATypI in Rome in 2002. In 2004 he published his book From the Cow to the Typewriter: the (true) History of Writing. The Alberobanana project tries to suggest an alphabet that could have been. In 2007, he started the pixel font project BMF Elettriche. Available from MyFonts, it includes 648 styles. Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton.
His fonts include
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her faces can be bought through YouWorkForThem and MyFonts: Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco face loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster face that revives the Harem/Margit face by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic face based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting face Konzept), Puma (2004, brush face based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display face after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie face based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script face based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation face originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s face Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 face of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, with B. Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).
Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script face based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 face Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 face by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting face based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).
In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.
VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 face for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno face Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall face in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
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).
Barcelona-based graphic designer. Creator of the Baille simulation face called Braille (1999, Garcia Fonts), the child's handwriting face Loreakop (1995, Garcia Fonts) and the funky display face Calypso (1997). Uses the artistic alias Txarly Brown. He also made the Kafkaesque caps face Vertigo (1996, Garcia Fonts), the stunning stencil face Floridax (1997) and the oriental simulation font NinjaType (1995, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student from El Salvador currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He created the children's book alphabet World of Goo (2011), which is based on goo, dirt, slimy monsters and worms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carrois Type Design
Carrois Type Design (Berlin, Germany) started up officially ca. 2010, although Ralph du Carrois has been designing typefaces since ca. 2002. This dynamic company in Germany has three art directors, Jenny du Carrois, Anja Meiners and Botjo Nikoltchev. All three also design typefaces, as well as Adam Twardoch, Andreas Eigendorf and Ralph du Carrois himself. The company specializes in custom type.
Typefaces (a *very* incomplete list, with apologies, but I can't tell from the web site who made what...):
About Ralph du Carrois, b. 1975: He graduated at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 2004 with his first typeface family PTL Maurea. Since 2000 he has worked for different companies or agencies. In 2003 he founded the studio seite4 in Berlin with its main focus on type design and corporate identity design. [Google] [More] ⦿
CastleBeary Graphics (was: SheriBerry Graphics)
Sheri Berry created a Sheriberry DingFont, and a few Netbaby fonts (for dressing dolls). She specializes in fun fonts for children. The fonts were created ca. 1998. In 2007, SheriBerry Graphics became CastleBeary Graphics. The fonts: jagedge, just_willys, sbding2, sbelephant, sbfence, sbhading (Halloween font), SB Halloding (Halloween font), sbnetbaby, sbunny, sherberi, silly_willys.
Australian designer (b. 1988) of InsertRandomness (2005). She also created the handwriting fonts i-hearts (2009, curly) and Yes Miss (2009), and the blackboard bold font Narnean (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).
In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).
In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps faces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps faces.
First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps face modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.
In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).
Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).
Based in Sant Cugat des Valles and/or Terrassa, Spain, studio Ceskus Disseny created Dingbat Space Invaders (2013), a pixel font. He also shows Letterplayground (a space and alphabets created by Nate Williams). His graffiti style Grafftastics alphabet (2013) was used for a festival in Sabadell. In 2014, they made the decorative typeface Climb.
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).
Christina Alejandro, or calej d'art, is located in Quezon City on the Philippines. Creator of Bimbam (2012), Conner (2008, a hand-printed blackboard bold typeface), Dotted Line (2012), Serifadow (2012, a shadowed outlined sketched typeface), Scription (2012), Stripes Forever (2012), Square Hair (2012), Loverly (2012), Scripterina (2012), Sesaw (2012), Fair View (2012), Reach (2012), Bright Future (2012), Amidst (2012, children's handwriting), Jewels (2012), Christiana (2012), and Shaded Letters (2012).
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] ⦿
Cinnamon Hanna Roberts
Japanese foundry established in 2000. Has some gorgeous screen fonts. Fonts include Capsule-Maker, Childish-Alpha, Kitsch-Candy, Kitsch-Candy-Alpha, Micro-Bit+1, Micro-Bit, Minimum, Ozon, Petit, SilhousTwo, Speed, Yoppy. Also some kana fonts. At FRONTLINE 01, they published Dachshund (2002).
Vincent Connare (b. 1960, Boston) is an ex-painter turned type designer, who holds an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading in 1999. In the late eighties/early nineties Connare worked in the Ikarus, Intellifont and TrueType teams for Agfa/Compugraphic, and was one of the first type designers to learn TrueType hinting. Then he joined Microsoft, where he designed or had a big hand in Trebuchet (1996) and Comic Sans (1995).
He designed WildStyle for the Agfa Creative Alliance. He created Fabula (a font for children's texts in Basque, Catalan, Dutch, English, French, Frisian, Irish, Spanish and Welsh), Amaze (for mazes), and Vixar ASCII (1995, for Microsoft).
Connare also enjoys a reputation as an expert font hinter.
Vincent Connare joined Dalton Maag in the spring of 2001 as production manager. At Dalton Maag he was part of the team that developed Ubuntu and Nokia Pure. Can Comic Sans look good in design? Check Markku Ylisirniö's Comic Sans poster. At Ampersand in 2011, he concluded "I just wanted to let it go; it just looks ridiculous" explaining why he was not involved with Ascender's Comic Sans Pro.
Cookie Monster is Nishat Firoj, the American designer of PaintFont (2013), Young and Beautiful (2013), Forever and Always (2013), Marry You (2013), I Walk on Water (2013, fat finger typeface), Head in the clouds (2012), Writing in the car (2012), Good Time (2012), Lil Sister (2012, child's script), Bubble, Skittles, Jum, and Smileys Marker in 2012.
Manuel Corradine was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script face that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), Guarapo (handprinted), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Sinffonia (a thin informal face with oodles of choices for swashes).
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He codesigned some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
San Francisco-based designer of Critter, (1993) a Linotype font with letters in the form of animal figures (the first letter of the animal is used for this purpose) originally created for The Alphabet Critter Playbook.
Dan M. Zadorozny
Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline face Bubol (2011), the hand-printed Cartographer (2011), the grungy caps face Mr. Black (2011), the upright connected monoline script face Mrs White (2011), and the constructivist face Olifant (2011).
In 2012, they added Mr. Brown, Mr. Dog Dog (hilarious animal silhouette typeface), Mr. Robot (an octagonal overlay family that can have shadows), Mr. Tiger (eroded woodsy caps), and Mr. Orange (hand-printed).
Typefaces from 2013: Mr. Dodo, Mrs. Lollipop (a hand-drawn layered type system), Mr Lucky (sketched layered family), Mr. Alex, Mr. Happy (hand-drawn), Mr. Cyrk (checkered letters as seen on clowns and in a circus), Mr. Anteater, Mrs. Ant (comic book text faces).
David Neustadt ("saberrider") is the designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental fonts Eye Pain, Colorblind, Big Blue (like IBM's stripes), Cord, Fontsract (a nice stencil face, based on piano keys), Dice (great; based on an idea of Daniel Pelavin, 1996), Blux (liquid crystal), Blockiger (octagonal), athletica (athletic lettering), divided (two lines, octagonal), edgewalker (heavy slab serif), geomatrix (filled-in letters), olympica. Other creations include Picto People (2008, a great people figure dingbat font), Carmack (2008, octagonal), Pluto (2008, white on black), Pluto Lowercase, Arena Berlin (2008), Katja (2008), Average (2008), Unbalanced (2008), Solido (2008, based on Ata Syed's FS Minimal), Noise (2008, grungy school letters), and Diagonalis (2008, diagonally striped letters).
In 2009, he added Hexastruct, Curvy, Genero (fat face), Plagiacotti (Western saloon font, based on Manicotti, 2007, by David Jonathan Ross), Rasterman (+Bold) (gray effect fonts), Krummbein, Cohen, Mister N (handwriting), Monobono (shadow face), Letter Case, Mikado (3d-stroke font), Boulder (ultra-fat), Night Shift (semi-stencil), Tuvalua, Ripper (fat, counterless), Poff, Blackstruct (blackletter), Borders and Borders2 (outlines of countries).
Typefaces from 2010: Squeeze, Puncture (dot matrix outlined), Yobbo (condensed, counterless).
Belgian designer, b. 1987. He made the handwriting font King Dirt Royal (2009), Fantasta (2009), the ransom note font Krooked (2009, Fontcapture), Officer Down (2009, grungy; Fontcapture), the hand-printed Something Olde (2009, Fontcapture), the children's hand Not Really (2009, Fontcapture), the printed outline face Whypo (2009, Fontcapture), the counterless fat face Comic Dandy (2009), and the grungy Parents Suck (2009, Fontcapture). He lives in Hoeselt. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Viberg (Dawnland, est. 1999) is a Swedish designer, b. 1976, Nyköping. His early fonts could be downloaded at Dafont. His later fonts can be bought via MyFonts. In general, Dawnland Fonts are for headlines, posters for event graphics and music/media/game packaging.
He created the Chaos font series, which comprises Paradox (1999, trembling hand face; +Paradox X, 2011, +Paradox Runa, 2011), Lamenta (1999, scratchy face), Lamenta X (2011), Lilith (2000, initials made with human figures), Nihil (2011, grungy) and Dissonus (2004, a grunge face inspired by the type treatments of Dave McKean as well as the Manson Anti Christ Superstar-artwork).
Other typefaces include Victualia (brushy), Aeterna (2011, grunge), Haakke (2011, a children's hand), Awe (handprinted), Victualia X (2011, a handdrawn brush font), Chaos 1996 (2011, pen illustrations), Massiva GrotesQ (2012), Lore (2012, blackletter), Nokturnia, Nekromantea, Pandemonia, Meep (2013), Blck Phnx (2013, a lava lamp font), Auntie Lee (2013, hand-printed), Uncle Lee (2013, hand-printed), Ponderous (2013, a poster titling face), Cirque De La Lune (2013, poster lettering).
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Saudi designer in Jeddah who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her monoline comic book script face Squiggly. It was designed in several styles for children's story books. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original fonts as well as font links (about 1800). All fonts made by Dennis Palumbo, a writer from New York. Some fonts are free, others are not.
Commercial fonts: Vector 3d (1996), Flash Cards Addition (1998), Clock-Digital, Film Strip, BabyBlock, DecorativeBorders (4 fonts), OldWest, Ceramic Tile (2005), I Beam (2005), Porthole (2000), SanSerifUltra Condensed, SanSerifOutline, OldWest 3D, Brick, ZebraLumber, SerifOutline, Dalmation, Vector (4 fonts), Brick3D, OldEnglishEmbellished (1999, Fraktur), ChainLink, Fractions, SanSerif 3DShadow, Serif3D Shadow, Marquee, First Grade (lined school font), Pennant, USA States, USA Map, Piano Keyboard, Gallya Ornamented (1995), Diamond Plate (2000), Clock Digital (1997), Picket Fence (2000).
Shareware: Bobcat (2 fonts), Panther (4 fonts), Caracal Backslant (2 fonts), Lynx (4 fonts), Ocelot (4 monowidth fonts), Cheetah (2 fonts), Serval (2002), Puma (2000, 4 weights), Ceramic Tile (2005), Film Font (2006), One Stroke (2007, octagonal, hairline). [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator of primitive hand-printed typefaces in 2012: Lets Have a Kiki, Chapped, Brrrr, Trap, Objectum Sexuality, Tuna Melt, Lucky Charms, Apreciated (sic), Blessa, Sugarhill, Diamonds Are Forever, Boing, Lovely Bitch, Adamski Hand, Oh Gawd, Dynamite, Bombay, Games Get You Nowhere, Diamond Girl, Crush, Afterparty, Pastel, Poetic Justice, 5MinFreshenUp, Silly bananas in striped pajamas, Guest Service (3-d and hand-printed), Babaganoosh, Restless, Pink Dolphin, Maulie, Misunderstood (sketch font), Dazed and Confused, Feeling Like Gold, MojoSoDope, Dont Like, Creepers, New God Flow, Creepers, Dont Like, New God Flow, Sin City, Bliss, In The Morning, Cruel Summer, Baboo in Space, Lifes Too fast, Woah, Desy Mini Cakes, Myth, Winning, DontLookBack, Sunshines Coming, Diamond Life, Pyramids, Goons, Forever Yours, Swag, Heartly There, Fonty, Praduhhh, CaliGloom, Babypa, Moving On, OhLaLa, Pow, Systamatic, Aquarious.
Typefaces from 2013: Sneaker Collector, Praduhh te Great, Lil Tasty Goods, Digital Love, Take Me Away Babe, Diamond Awareness, Love Sweets, Shades of Blue, Da Familia, Supernatural Thing, Shades of Blue, Allens Wonderland, Sunny Days in LA, Aliens Wonderland, You Amaze Me, I Cant Stop Thinking Of You, Sandy Shore Shells, Good Morning, Dessushi, Skyblue Clues, Sunday Sneaker Fun, Bestest With You, Pet Love, Passion Tea, All Star Galaxy, Noodle of Udon, Pet Love, Gods Monsters, New Arcades, Dream Catcher, Terracotta Warrior, Super Girlfriend, Own That Shhhh, Celebration Time, Love Money Party, South Beaches 9, Give Me Back The Nights, Instagraam Baby, Gravity, Jamba Juicy, Give Me Back The Nights, Hair Problems, Sneaks Food, Smitten Over U, Kings Pride, My Boo Thang, Miley Twerk, Summerfall, Ice Cream Sandwich, ThankfulAndBlessed, Pretty Girl, Glitzstick, LilSpider, Come Over Tonite, Better Than Pixel, Gamma Jays, Moonshine, Psalm 71, Dirty Pop, AirMax 90, Spizike Hand, Beautiful Morning, Little Green Apples, Max Be Cool, Sneaker Hunting, Citrus Grapefruit, Cookies & Cream, Citrus Grapefruit, Sky Dunk Wishes, Fools Fall In Love, Deliberation, Bananas In Pajamas, The Hundred Club, Black Mamba, ZipperHeart, WeekendSummerFun, Dreamy Eyes in Stars, Sleepy Baboos, Summer Crushes, Wild Things Zoo, Sibs, Crystal Blue Persuasion, Champagne Sippin, Liberty Sails, July Fireworks, Moon Shine, Pika Pika, Charmeleon Red, Beautiful Liar, Crown, Oh Stormy, Pink Clouds, Gorgeous Flaws, June Gloom, Guilt Trip, Day Dreaming, New Kicks Fly, California Girl, Heart Keeper, SherBert, Ima Have You, Starlight, Little Muffins, Blackgold, Greentacookies, Lets Fly, Remix This Dopeshit, Sneakerhead, Winners Parade, Lil Egypt, Cookie Monster, Kimmy Cakes, Jello Raindrops, Vanilla Rainbows, Paper Hearts, Little Mermaid, Superwoman, Crystal Castles, Coral Castles, Amazing Summer, Breakup Season, Gold Panda, Casting Jewels, Crab Salad, Vanity Slave, Clouds and Blue, Case Addiction, Wishing on a Star, Smooth Operator, Standing on the Sun, God Given Name, Safari Colorway, Retro Electro, Cute Love, Boomchakala, BallinSwoosh, Sneaker Sunday, In My Dreams, Santa Cruz, Glitter Kitty, Coral Glow, Kangaroo Song, Childish Kid, Lil Miss Baby, Get Lucky, Is Bestest With You, Sneaky Boy, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, So Many Details, Im Invisible, Ghost Ginger, Pancakes Plz, Beautiful Ruins, Love, Vital Sighns, Blackberry Blues (+Thick), Wild Crazy, Sprinkles Colors, Happy Easter, Sprinklescolors, Candycutes, Black Lightning, Jammin Baby, Strawberry Bubblegum, Goldmine, Heartbreaks, Wifi Love Boo, Sugar Pie, Million Dollar Wishes, Lemonade, Love Letters, Sweet Babe, Monkey Wishes, Young Folks, Rawrrr, Toast Eggs, Gelato Party, Peanut Butter Jelly, Bird Machine, Tribal, Burning Desire, His Highness, Sugar Cone, Golden Teddys, His Highness, Diamonds Pearls, Hakuna Matata, Bad Intentions, Watermelon Sundae, Human Nature, Moon Pie, Cooler Than You, Moon Pie, Overhearts, Saturday Love, Doodle, King James, Sweet Tea, Lets Go, Another Night Out, Happy Prada, Just Wait and See, Simplicity, Everything Gold, Clippers Baby, Trap.
Typefaces from 2014: Rich Chick Sauce, Coral Skittles, Hipsters Night, Pretty in Pinks, Original Don Dada, Save a Prayer, Little Teal Sue, Coral Sea, Ultra Violet, Sugar Honey Iced Tea, SurfBoard, Whatchu Think Babe, Out of Space, Retrogenious.
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] ⦿
Original fonts by Henderson, NV-based "Jenna" (JLR) that are either dingbats for kids or letters with a theme: Rugbats, Precious Moments, Blu's Blocks, JLRChineseLoveLetters (oriental simulation face), JLR Jenna's Feet, JLR Di's Gems, Jenna's Hand, JLR Koko Gorilla Good, JLR Kokopelli1, JLR Placebo, JLR School Slate (2000), Sophie Scholl, JLR Teddy Bear, Judy's Garland, JLR Baby, JLR Binkies, JLR Celestial, JLR Chillies, JLR Clonmacnoise, JLR Father's Day, JLR Fishin'Hole, JLR T-Shirt, JLR Wheelchair, JLR Cat Nap, Jenna's Holidings, JLR Waves, JLR Diaper Pins, JLR Country Hearts, Jenna's New Pooh, Nina's Animals, Mickey Ears, Mickey Ears Extra, Jenna's Kitties, Jenna's Shells, Pooh Bear, Jenna's Punkins, Scoobats, Jenna's Bear Bats, Sesame Street, Blu'ds Clues. TricksNTreats.
Creator of Arrivals and Departures (2011, sans display face), Ask My Flashlight (2011, a bold and bouncy comic book style face), Quiet the Thief (2011, spurred face), Raila Skies (2011, a hand-printed face done with Ralia Staggs), Hello Arson (2011, grunge), and Badcap (2011, grunge).
Typefaces from 2012: Monster Monster.
Typefaces from 2013: Meet The Submarine, Coin Operated (sketch font), Badcab, I know a ghost, Weathervanes, As You Wish (hand-printed), Raila Skies (hand-printed), Hoods and Capers (piano key face), Everglow, Brave Mountains (hand-drawn 3d poster face).
Dafont link. The free faces at Dafont included the grunge face Devotion and Desire (2005), and Something Dangerous, and the hand-printed face Meet The Submarine (2011). Many more were added to the free list in 2013. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Divide by Zero (or: DBZ Fonts)
Divide by Zero (or: DBZ Fonts) has about 100 fun freeware TrueType fonts by Tom Murphy from Hamden, CT. Direct downloads. All the fonts in one zip. The fonts, made between 1993 and 2005: 32768NO, 7hours, ActionJackson, Angstrom, AntelopeH, AntimonyBlue, BoringBoron, CODON, ColophonDBZ, ConventionalWisdom, CosineKatie, Davis, Dissonant-Fractured, DoctorAzul, Donner, DouglasAdamsHand, Dysprosium, Epilog, Faraday, Fresnel, GaussJordan, Geodesic, Germs, GreenwichMeanTime, GuildofProfessionalActors, HockeyisLif, HockeyisLif, HydrogenScore, Initial, Isuckatgolf, Levity, Lexographer, Linear, MayQueen, MelanieGirly, MetaLanguage, MusicDBZ, NaturalLog, NonBlockingSocket, NullPointer, OPTICBOT, OneConstant, PROGBOT, Pinball-Data, PotassiumScandal, Prefix, Proteron, Ransom, RealBttsoief, Resurgence, RobotTeacher, Secret-Labs, SignalToNoise, Snootorgpixel10, Submerged, Technetium, Tetanus, ThisBoringParty, Toast, Tom's-Handwriting, Tom's-NewRoman, Tombats-One, Tombats6, Tombats7, TombatsFour, TombatsSmilies, TombatsThree, Tombots, TommysFirstAlphabet, TomsHeadache, Tuesday, Two-TurtleDoves, Valium, WolvesLower, Yikatu, ZincBoomerang.
North-Carolinian distributor of Type Designer and creators of the Kidbag type collection. Kid Type Paint was designed by Jane Scarano and Jake Scott. Designer at Creative Alliance of the kid's handwriting faces KidType 1 and 2, as well as DingBrats (1993, dingbats). Dead FontShop link. Jake and Scott Scarano (now defunct link!) are credited at FontShop with the 1993 creative Alliance ruled kid's lettering face Kid Type Ruled, and the brushy 1993 faces Kid Type Crayon, Kid Type Marker and Kid Type Paint.
Serbian graphic designer. Cofounder in 2009 with Slobodan Jelesijevic, his father, of the Serbian foundry Tour de Force. MyFonts link. His most popular typefaces showcased. Fontspring link. Klingspor link. Creator of these typefaces:
Dustin W (BKMH Lab) is located in Germany.
Edward A. Leach
EFI sells a 12-font bundle containing Ball-and-Stick, Dashes, Braille 24, Braille 24 Hollow, Clocks, Emo-faces, Fingerletters (American Sign Language), Morse code, Lettersound Pictures, POSTNET-16. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lancaster, PA-based designer of Kiddie Sampler (2011) and Elaine (2006, curly hand-printed face).
Ellinor Maria Rapp
Designer of the children's handwriting fonts CK Spike, CK Quincy, CK Jingle, CK Holland, CK Allister, CK McCall, CK Maggie, CK Josie, CK Jakes, CK Chloe, CK Aubrey, CK Aire, CK Emily, CK Cooper. [Google] [More] ⦿
Devon, UK-based creator (b. 1995) of the hand-printed typefaces Neds Writing (2014), Girly Graffiti (2013), LC Look With Your Heart (2013), LC Selena (2013), La Carmella (2013), LC Daisy (2012), LC Simple (2012), LC Scribbles (2012) and La Carmella (2012).
Norwegian designer (b. 1984) who lives in Bergen. Creator of nittenaattifire (2007, sans), Temanotica (2006, futuristic sans), Asphyxiate (2006, handwriting), Analfabet (2010, handprinted), Gladatur Rum (2006), Bob-Filled (2001), Parallello (2008, a gorgeous futuristic typewriter serif), Fregne Myriad (2002, childish hand), Looksky-Font (2001, pixel face), unborneditrion (2005, pixel face), Finder (2005), Unintended (2005, dot matrix face). Dafont link. Another URL. Link at Deviantart. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ethan Paul Dunham
The Fabula typeface was originally designed as a screen font as part of a project that produced software to enable children and teachers to produce bilingual story books. Since then, changes have been made to its design and it is now, additionally, a font suitable for titling and text setting in large sizes. Fabula was designed by a team led by Sue Walker that included Conrad Taylor, Vincent Connare, Gerry Leonidas and José Scaglione.
Sue writes: It has been used in a series of tests designed to find out what children in year 2 think about typefaces in the books they read. They descibed Fabula as 'clear, so you can see it properly'; 'normal'; 'like an ordinary book'.
Stylistically, Fabula has long ascenders and descenders (to help identify the word shapes), an informal feel, rounded terminals, a rounded e, a clear distinction between characters that might be easily confused, such as the (a, o) pair and the (l, 1) pair.
Fabulous Rice Fonts
Fabrice Ducouret (Fabulous Rice, b. 1981) is a Paris-based film maker and designer. He uses the funny pseudoname Subarashi Sakana. His home town is Chatenay-Malabry.
Fabrice created Kwaliteit (2007, dymo label font), Message in a bottle (a simple hand-printed face), Scrawling, Smoothie (primitive hand), Diskoboll (2002), Colcothar (2008, African bold sans), April 16 (2008, child's script), Fly Leg (another children's hand), No Futur (2008, grunge), GeoffDarrow (3d hand-printed outline face), Fabrice Handwriting, and Anthracite (2003, shaded metal surface simulation).
In 2012, he published commercial versions of these fonts: Smoothie (hand-printed), Peau Lisse (ornamental caps), Open Hype (hand-printed), Kwaliteit (grunge), Herod (grunge), Fontaine (hand-printed), Ferric (hand-printed caps), Fabrice (hand-printed), Dumb Thick (hand-printed), Deadly Thin (hand-printed), Darrow (outlined 3d face), Colcothar (a great hand-drawn poster face: based on a calligraphic alphabet I often use for my comic books, my film title sequences, or my notebooks), Bold Mine (hand-printed), Ask for Damage (hand-printed), April 16 (child's hand), Anthracite, 3X3 (dot matrix).
Samuel Marcius (b. 1970, from Boeblingen, Germany) finally has a web page for his own creations (fonts and dingbats). By the way, my own logo (the moose on all my web pages) is from Marcius' WinPets 1---I liked the sense of humour that shines through the drawing, and the spirit of Don't take life too seriously. Direct access. The fonts: 10LilGhosts, 20Facesttf, BalkanPeninsulaBraille, Banner, BlackBox, BoxFont, BoxFontNegative, BoxinaBox, Caterpillar, CheVivaBanana, Circleblackwhite, Confetti, CrayonKids1, CrayonKids2, Dominoes, FingerprintsInside, Headlong, HomagetoWillEisner, Leonardosmirrorwriting, LeonardosmirrorwritingBold, LittleBigMan, Maja's Flowers (2001), MissEllen, MoMoney, NaturalSigns, NoFear, Planks, PuzzlePieces, PuzzlePiecesOutlined, SamsDingbatsNo1, SamsDingbatsNo2, SamsHandwriting, SisterR, TPFClaudia, TPFClaudiaBold, TPFClaudiaOutlined, TPFGaiety, TPFGaietyOutlined, TPFKrikkelKrakkel, TPFPolkaYourEyesOut, TPFSenselessStrokes, TPFUbiquitous, TPFVacuous, TPFVacuousNegative, TPFYolk, TPFYolkBold, TPFYolkCondensed, TPFYolkCondensedBold, TPFYolkLight, TattooNo1, TattooNo2, WinBugs, WinPets1, WinPets2, Noah's Ark (2001), Fantastique Cars (2001). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Font Ocean (Radu O) created the pixelish typeface Fontocean (2013, FontStruct) and the primitive hand-printed typeface Cristina (2013).
Fontdesign by Fidel Peugeot
Fidel Peugeot, a Swiss type designer, ran RGB107,6-International (or Radioglaibasel) in Vienna. He also offers some fonts made by his friends at DIE GUTE FUER ALLE. A partial list of Fidel Peugeot's creations: Neue Eurostyle, Peek+Cloppenburg (1999), Sack-Mehl and Sack-Kaffee, Line (very thin-lined geometric font), T-Fon and Telepong (screen fonts), On-Off (dot matrix font), Telepong-Copy, Lying (fun curly font), Mokka (like a child's handwriting), Herr Klee (brush font), and the multitude of screen/pixel fonts at Lomofonts [dead link]. The 37-style pixel set Lomo (2003) is now sold by Linotype and Fontshop.
FontHead Design (Wilmington, DE) sells cool fonts designed by Ethan Dunham (b. 1972, Glens Falls, NY). A partial list: Mother Goose (2008), Allise, GoodDogCool, Fontheads (dingbats), Randisious, Greyhound (1997, an arts and crafts face), Rochester, Samurai, AsimovSans, Gurnsey20, Scrawl, BadDog, Holstein, SlackScript, Bessie, SloppyJoe (gone?), Blearex, HandSkriptOne, SmithPremier, BlueMoon, HolyCow, SororityHack, Bonkers, HotCoffeeFont, SpillMilk, BraveWorld, Isepik, Sputnik, Brolga, TekStencil, Carnation, Mekanek (1995), Teknobe (1995), Merlin, Toucan Grunge (gone?), Tycho, TypewriterOldstyle, MotherGoose, Croissant, Democratika (now Americratika--I think Emigre forced FontHead to change the name), Noel (1996-1997, Lombardic all caps face, with an open version added), LillaFunk (gone?), Margo Gothic (gone?), Toddler (gone?), NoelBlack, WashMe, Diesel, Orion, Gritzpop, Pesto, BattleStation, CircusDog, Dandelion, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Navel, ShoeString, Stiltskin, ZipSonik. Plus JohnDoe, and old typewriter font. Free fonts: Font Heads (dings), Smith Premier, Vladimir, Tycho, Typewriter Oldstyle, ScareCrow, Millennia, SpillMilk, GoodDog, Holstein, Red Five. All formats, Mac and PC. In the comic font series, look for Stan Lee (now Comic Talk), FH Excelsior (now Titlex), Grimmy (now Flim Flam), and Kirby (now Grit).
Fonts created in 1999: AppleSeed, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, DingleHopper, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, Smoothie, Swizzle, TwoByFour, VeryMerry. Made in 2001: ButterFinger, ButterFingerSerif, CatScratch, Catnip, FighterPilot, FrenchRoast, Handheld, HandheldItalic, HandheldRaised, HandheldRaisedItalic, HandheldRound, HandheldRoundItalic, Kingdom, OldGlory, Quadric, QuadricSlant. MyFonts page.
In 2006, several dingbats fonts were added, such as the ClickBits Arrow series and the ClickBits Icon series.
In 2008, he created InfoBits Things and InfoBits Symbols, Abigail, Assembler, Click Clack, Drawzing (children's font), El Franco (grunge), Good Dog New (handprinted), Helion (futuristic), Lead Paint (brush), Schema (architectural lettering), Skizzers (handprinted), 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.
At this German site, one can download a number of handwriting or hand-printed fonts made in 2009: Sahara, ohm8, Tacker, Lisa Kleinkind (for children), Kajan, Schmuddel, Right Round. Creator of Ruban (rough painted face), and Aircloud (rough brush face).
Francesco Mistico Canovaro
Frappe had free original truetype fonts by Jason Skoog. The list of the fonts: Gnarly, Mountaintop Milk, Root, 1905, BarfAtTheSupermarket, Brrr, BulletTrain, Glockenspiel, JumpingRooms, KingOfTheDragonflies, Parasol, Plumbum, RaspberryRosin, Saz, SourApple, Stopwatch, SwingsetsandSandboxes, TwilightExpress, VocabularyStudyGuide, FirstAid (2001), Parasol (2001), Pineapple Drops (2001), Haystack (2001, a very blocky font), Everything (2002), Uppercut Nursery (2002, a child's handwriting), AMP (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman (Rodilhan, b. 1984) who created the poster typeface It's A Penalty Kick (2012), Paradise Road (2012), the shadow sci-fi face Far Away Galaxy (2012), the pixel game font Pixel Invaders (2012), Weltmeister (2012, a fat hand-drawn poster font), Chocolate Hippo (2012, hand-printed), Night Train 382 (2012) and Night Train 315 (2012). This font supports many languages, including for example : Romanian, Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic), Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic), Bulgarian, Russian, Belarussian, Macedonian, Turkish.
In 2012, he created the grungy poster face Mezzanine, the condensed pixelish typeface Hauptbahnhof, the grungy In The Streets Of Europe, the techno face Platform Eight, Mastodont (in the obese category), the noisy Second-Hand Shop, the grungy Zagreb Underground, the striped game font Press Any Key To Continue, Dusty Matchbox (children's hand), Slaughterhouse (grungy), the pixel face Back Label Pixel, Please Hold The Line, Under The Bed (grunge), Refrigerator, I Fink U Freaky (a severe sans), Night Prowler (scary dusty caps face), Six Weeks Ago (texture face), Dimension (3d face), Ernestine, Frenchy (thin face).
Typefaces from 2013: Hostile Headline (textured typeface), Emergency Exit (grunge), Lazy Sunday (shadowed outlined face), Moon of Jupiter (octagonal sci-fi face), Birthmark (grungy and condensed), Ruxandra (scribbly face), Auricom, Arcade Nightmare, Volga (grunge caps), Urban Brigade, Evil Conspiracy (poster fonts, +Shadow), Container (grungy stencil), Peach Milk (paper cut face), Brouhaha (a 3d face).
Typefaces from 2014: Old School United (athletic lettering family).
French creator of a large number of free typefaces, starting in 2012.
Typefaces from 2014: Gaelle.
Typefaces from 2013: the hand-printed typefaces October, Ellega, Gaelling Pates, Gaelle Fine, Manuscrite, Gaelle 2002, Gaelle 307, Plaque, Gaelle 2000, Gaellefont 403, Gaelle 203, Gaelleings Letter, Ecriture, MJ Letter (outlined), MJ Letter2, Funny, AZ (outlined caps), April, Lettre Classique, Relier Les Points (connect-the-dots), Plume, Shiver For You, Galfont, Sur Un Trait, Frissons, I Love You Forever, Stop Please, Pinceau, Collage, I Love You Forever, Once Upon A Time, Japanese Letter, Shiver For You, Trouverlecode, Brush, Contour de Lettres, Dessin 123, Elegantegaelle, Fleche, Frissons, Highlight, Les Lettres d'Adam, Paille, Pointcarre, Pointgaelle (dot matrix), More Letters, Numero1, Cupidon, Saint Valentin (letters in hearts), Je suis doublée, Lettre Etoile, Les Dunes, Filament (multiline face), Ameno (calligraphic face), Petite Boule, Helveti (fat finger font), Ecolier (children's hand), Cfun, Miss, Vague, Happy New Year 2013, Highlight, Bubblefont.
In 2012, Gaelleing created Trait Lettre (vertical striping), Beautiful, I Love You, Once Upon A Time, It's Beautiful, Papoune, Tournicoti (super-curly face), Double, Versaille, Love, Lettre Gaelle (fat finger font), Chouchou, Boule Noel (alphadings with Christmas balls), Inclined Letter, Elganoel, Gaelleing and Gaelleing2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the experimental Almost Sanskrit (2009), Zodiac Nice (2009, astrological symbols), Xilo in Zodiac (2009), Xilo-Cordel-Literature (2009, dingbats), Cordel Circo Mambembe (2010), Inside Issue (2009), Stretched Signature Flex (2009), Action of the time (2009, grunge), the dingbat face Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge face Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge face Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat face Ochent Silibrina (2008).
Fonts made in 2010: Sport 4 Ever (dingbats for Olympic Games), 60sPop (multiline face), DotSpot (dot matrix), IRON H METAL (tattoo, gothic), IngaStoneSigns (stone age glyphs), Ode2PasteUp (handprinted), WideSquare (pixelish), ActionoftheTimeNewUL, BSBDF50, Haus-Sweet-Haus, INSIGHT-ISSUE-NEW, Movie Filmstrip, SquareChalk, Action Of The Time New (grunge), CordelValentine (dingbats), IngaStoneSigns (petroglyphs), SustainableAmazon, VeryDamaged (grunge), ParkTechCG (letters as in wired circuits), kidSWritten, Iron H MetallLight, LaceNice (knitted look), Ode2PasteUp, TextureRoad (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: Booklet Cordel (sketched), Cordel Encarnado, Nuclear Accident (texture face), Noncircular (techno), Old Press (grunge), Old Typography (grunge).
Fonts made in 2012: New Press (condensed sans family, +Eroded), Sketch Wall, Comic Gibi, Own Written, Comica BD (comic book shadow font), Cartoon Relief (a 3d cartoon typeface), Riscada Doodle (scratchy hand), Sketch Nice, Needlework Good (a stitching font), Biscuit Made, Just Skinny, Crazy Style, After Cheret (hand-drawn 3d shadowed outline face), Spots in the mirror, TNT Xplosion, Escrita Toska (curly script), Cordel Movies (moviemaking dingbats), Fine N Tall, Cordel Groteska, From Street Art (free graffiti font), Sketch College (sketched athletic shirt font), Thin Press (grungy vernacular type), Sketch Serif, Relief BD, Maxxi Serif (very heavily slabbed serif face), Semi Cursive Gut, Sketch Coursive (sketch face), Salt Pet Non Eroded, Advanced Architecture, Very Fine Serif (a monoline Egyptian), Sketch Nothing, Freehand Nothing, Shark Attack (curly), Do Doodle, Maybe Pollock (dust texture face), Xilo Prosa (grunge), Thin Design, Amazon Palafita (hand-drawn 3d outline face), Snow Times, Snow Traces, USSR Army (rough army stencil with a Russian feel), Needlework US (stitch font), Old Scribe (Greek lapidary face), Nickel Bumpy, Soviet Style (stencil face), Top Modern (heavy slab serif), Lettering Set New, Carton East, Not Tuned TV (sketch font), Scar Bleed (scary font), Maxxi Dots (texture face, +Shadows), Dots Land Gotika (grungy blackletter), Stefanie Dots (textured letters), Karamuruh (textured caps), Broken Type (grunge: a glaz krak font), Touppeka (a Kafkaesque, tribal or painter's font), Old Dreams (grungy), Bad King (sketched typeface), False 3D (hand-printed 3d outline typeface), True2D, I Wrote All, Resistance Until The End.
Typefaces from 2013: Serifa Comica (comic book slab), Press Style Serif (letterpress style), Press Style Large, Triatlhon In (sic: a Greek simulation face), Go 2 Old Western (grungy wood type), Old Serif Gut, Press Style (letterpress style typeface), Dust Serif, Thing Press, Thin Grotesk Serif, Before Collapse (glaz krak face), Stencil Style New (a military stencil), Damaged Serif, Press Serif Cool, Press Feeling, Sketch Toska, Link Parties, Almost Cartoon, Cartoon Toy, Toy Toy Toon, Fine Style (didone caps), Fine Sans (Peignotian), Beyond Blackboard, Forgotten Junk (grunge).
Typoefaces from 2014: Rotunda Geo, Old Figaro Cursive, Cute Cartoon, Sketch Gothic School (sketched blackletter), Fine College (hatched athletic lettering face), Press Felling Eroded (letterpress emulation), School Book New (sketched), Stencil Cargo Army (military stencil), Fine Eroded, Grunge Poster, Education Is A Way, Cartoon Blocks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Goddess Nadia (or: Bleedsopretty)
Goddess Nadia (or Nadia K, or Nadia Z, or Nadia Zois, or Scarlet Tragedy) is the Washington, DC-based designer (b. 1981) of the irregular handwriting fonts Virmeen t'Kirrrl (2006), Crunchy Cheese (2006, blocky), Dead of Night (2006), Bleed So Pretty (2001), hallowedground-HallowedGround (2001), Mutilate (2003), bleed, muNkiEz kAn flY, Enjoythesilence, Eyesinyourradio1 (2005), hallowedground-HallowedGround, LovethievezMedium, AluminumJesus (2006, pixel face), Biscuitsandheroin (2006, pixel face), Notearsnosympathy (2006, pixel face), Deathwish (2006, pixel face), and eyes in your radio 1 (2001). She also designed Condemnation (2006, grunge), The Hydrogen Prophecy (2006, stencil), Endlink (2006), Carbon Lullaby (2006), Blasphemous Rumors (2006, old typewriter face), Comatose Almost (2006), Carbon Lullaby (2006), Condemnation (2006, grunge), Crunchy Cheese (2006), Aluminum Jesus (2007, outline pixel font), and Silence Process (2006). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic and web design company in Frankfurt. Fonts to their credit: LT Mhai Thaipe (1997, Thai simulation script by Markus Remscheid, Linotype), LT Russisch Brot (1997, Linotype, a grunge face by Helmut Ness and Markus Remscheid), H2D2 Flame (OCR-A face, commercial), H2D2 Pochi (commercial headline face), H2D2 Lefthand (2006, children's handwriting, free). Special designs include a stencil font based on the license plates in Tobago, Alevita (based on Helvetica), H2D2TEXT-8PT (pixel face), Bizz Screen 10pt (pixel face), Audioplast (for a music label by that name), Norma (a futuristic face for V2). Offices in Frankfurt and San Francisco. I suspect that the type designer is Markus Remscheid. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Hannes von Döhren
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and hand-printed faces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Klingspor link.
In 2011, he went partially commercial via MyFonts. His typefaces became more diversified and are quite stunning at times:
Company (aka HFF) that offers free revival fonts.
Typefaces made in 2009: HFF Pessoas Lindas (based on Anita Lightface, from page 7 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1977. Anita Lightface is also listed on page 88 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Ribbon, and HFF Kids Stuff (children's all caps font based on an alphabet created by Mary Mapes Dodge in St. Nicholas an Illustrated Magazine for Young People XXXIV). HFF Kids Stuff is based on the alphabet created by Mary Mapes Dodge in St. Nicholas an Illustrated Magazine for Young People XXXIV: Part 2: 667.
Alphabet fonts from 2009, all based on faces found in Dan X. Solo's books (names in parentheses): HFF Black Steel (Acier Noir), HFF Clip Hanger (Convoy: a paperclip face), HFF Fire Dancer (Flamo), HFF Modern Strand (Strand), HFF Pessoas Lindas (Anita Lightface), HFF Splintered Dream (Split/Split Caps), HFF Whirly Whorl (Whitestone Scrawl).
Typefaces made in 2010: HFF Eye Sore (based on Grab Bag, page 82 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Quick Draw (based on Robard from page 76 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Iconic Ionic (based on Moderna Condensed from page 61 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Sultan of Swat (an art deco face based on Maharaja from page 57 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Ice Bergman (based on Casablanca Light Condensed from page 13 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo; The Font Cpmany digitized the same face in 1992), HFF Fourth Rock (based on Mars Bounce from page 83 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 92 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Pure Vain (based on Peruvian, from page 91 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1977), HFF High Tension (based on Bamberg, from page 11 of "Circus Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1989. Bamberg is also featured on page 32 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces"). From page 73 of that same book, a font called Siamese by Dan Solo, we find a revival called HFF Thai Dye (Thai simulation face: based on Siamese in Special Effects and Topical Alphabets by Dan Solo). HFF Jammed Pack is based on Triple Condensed Gothic from page 91 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo. Triple Condensed Gothic is also featured on page 166 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces". For a commercial digitization of the same face, see Red Rooster.
Typefaces made in 2011: HFF Xmas Hoedown is a Western font based on Kid Ory B, from page 51 of Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo. Kid Ory B is also shown on page 37 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces; other digitizations of Kid Ory B include Tissot by Iza W, and Texarkana JNL by Jeff Levine), HFF Beer Van (a spurred face that is based on the font on pages 36 and 38 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces by Dan X. Solo, but with slightly different names), HFF Greek ExCon (based on Grecian Extra Condensed from page 33 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces"), HFF Lasdof Twunyliven (read: last day of 2011; based on Herald Square from page 171 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces").
Typefaces from 2012: RTA Ermine (dingbats), HFF Hunts Deco (based on an alphabet designed by the Hunt Brothers in "Lettering of Today" published in 1935 and revised in 1941), HFF Light Petals (based on Pastel (Bounce) from Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets (Dan X. Solo). Pastel was released by Filmotype as a phototype in the 1950s). HFF Air Apparent is based on Prince from page 92 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
Typefaces from 2013: RTA Cross (crosses), HFF Low Sun (free: based on Luzon Script on page 106 of the Solotype Catalog), HFF Zeldom Zen (a round display face based on an alphabet from a book by Harry R. Wright, published in 1950).
Heikki Morgan Hämäläinen
During her studies at Nazareth College of Rochester, NY, Hoa Nguyen performed plastic surgery on the O's and Q's of Caslon to create a fun children's storybook text face, Not So O Style (2013). Bulkie (2014) is a plump display typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
House of Lime
Free original dingbats, alphadings and fonts, mostly from scanned art by Merethe Liljedahl (House of Lime) in Landskrona, Sweden.
The font list: Abstract, Africa, African Design, African Eggs, AfricanPattern, AlphaRemember, AlphaSausage, AlphaThin, AmishQuilts, AngelsFairies, Angelsaroundtheworld, AngloText, Animal, AnimalDesign, AntiqueStuff, AntiqueStuffII, AroundSports, Aroundthehouse, ArtDecoMotif, ArtNouveauBild, ArtNouveauBlume, ArtNouveauFlowers, ArtNouveauFramesandBorders, ArtNouveauInitials (2001), ArtNouveauInitialsA, ArtNouveauInitialsB, ArtNouveauInitialsC, AsianArt, AsianArtII, BOO, BabyTime, BackToSchool (2000, pencil-themed face), Bagsandstuff, BagsandstuffII, Balloons, Baseball, Big Lou (2003, art deco), BirdStencilDesign, BirdStencilDesignII, Birdies, Bzzy (2004, alphadings), Books, Butterflies, Buttons (2006), Calender, CamelotCaps (2000), CarstensOwls, Cats, CelticElements, CelticElementsII, CelticMotif, Celtics, Cherub, CheshireInitials (2001), Chiseled (2006), ChristmasTime, ChristmasWreath, ChubbyDotty, ChubbyTrail, Cornerflair (2002), CrayolaKiddyFont, Curly Fleur Caps, DBLCeltic, DBLCorners, DBLFacesfromthepast, DBLFlowerDelight, DBLMedievalDesign, DancerInTheDark, DancerInTheDarkII, DancerInTheDarkIII, DecorativeOrnamental, Decorette, Decorina (2001), DesignMotif, DesignerCorners, DesignerCorners, DesignerDing, DesignerDividers, DesignerFrames, DesignerFramesTwo, DesignerMix, DesignerMixII, DesignerMixed, DesignerMotifs, DesignerMotifsThree, DesignerMotifsTwo, DesignerPlus, DesignerStuff, Dividers, DividersTwo, DoggyBag, DogsandCats, Dolphins, Dot Trail (2002), DoverChineseMotifDesign, DoverFloral, DoverFloralandDesignII, DoverJapaneseDesign, Dragons, Durbin Initials (2009), EasterBunny, EasterHoppy, EasterTime, EatingOut, Egypt, ElectionTime (2000), Elegance, EvelynsHeart, EvsDragons, ExtraOrnamentalNo2, FaceofaLady, Faces2Faces, FacesOfTheCentury, Faith, Fans, Fashion, FashionLadies, FleurCornerCaps (2000), FloralDesign, FloralStencilDesign, FloridVictorianOrnament, FlowerandFairyAlphabet, Folklore, FolkloreII, Fontanesi, Framed, Frames, FramesAndBorders, FramesAndBordersII, FramesAndBordersIII, FramesandBackgrounds, FramesandHeaders, Fromthegarden, Fruityandveggie, Furballs, GailsUnicorn, GardenTime, Geisha, Genzsch Initials, GermanCaps, GothicCornerCaps, GothicFlourish, GrafikText, GuinevereCaps, HalloweenKiddyFont, Hats, HatsII, HatsIII, HatsIV, HatsV, HeartsofLime, Heraldics, Horses, Houses, HousesII, Howling, Iconettes, Inmygarden, Inyourgarden, Itsserved, Jars, JustFrames, KarensKitties, KeyasTurtles, KiddyDing, KiddyFlakey (2002), KiddyFrames, KiddyHalloween, KiddyToys, KidsAlphabet, KittytheCat, Ladiesofthe20s, Leaves, LimeBlossomCaps (1999), LimeGloryCaps (2000), LisasDragons, LittleHeroes, LizsGibsonGirls, LovePoision, Maskes, MedievalAlphabet (2000), MedievalMotif, MedievalMotifTwo, MexicanMotif, MirrorImage, MosaicCaps (2000), Motif, Mousie (2000, alphadings), MoyrasParrots, Music For Your Ears (2006), MutansII, Mutants, Mythical, NavyBlues (2000, white on black buttons), OldFashionedIllus, OldFloralIllustration, OldFolksShuffle (2000), Onthefarm, OrientalDesign, OrientalIcons, OrientalIconsII, OrientalIconsIII, OrientalIconsIV, OrientalView, OrnamentalCorners, OrnamentalDecoration, OrnamentalDecorationII, OrnamentalElements, OrnamentalElementsII, OrnamentalFramesI, OrnamentalInitialsA, OrnamentalInitialsB, OrnamentalInitialsC, OrnamentalInitialsD, OrnamentalInitialsE, OrnamentalInitialsF, OrnamentalInitialsG, OrnamentalInitialsH, OrnamentalInitialsI, OrnamentalInitialsJ, OrnamentalInitialsK, OrnamentalInitialsL, OrnamentalInitialsM, OrnamentalInitialsN, OrnamentalInitialsO, OrnamentalInitialsP, OrnamentalInitialsQ, OrnamentalInitialsR, OrnamentalInitialsS, OrnamentalInitialsT, OrnamentalInitialsU, OrnamentalInitialsV, OrnamentalInitialsW, OrnamentalInitialsX, OrnamentalInitialsY, OrnamentalInitialsZ, OutOfAfrica (2000), Paisley, Paisley Caps, PaisleyII, Party (2004, Mexican simulation face), Pentagon (2003, Western face), PhilliBoo, PokemonKiddyDing, Retro Elite (2003, art deco), RibbonCaps, Rose, Rosegarden, Scary, Scary House, Scrapper's Arrows, ScrappersCorner, ScrappersElements, ScrappersElementsII, ScrappersElementsIII, ScrappersElementsIV, ScrappersElementsV, ScrappersKeys, ScrappersStencil, ScrappingDoodles, Scream, Sealife, September11, Shaking Salsa, Ships, SimplyFriends, Skeleton, Smelly, SomeoneSpecial, Spiders (2001), SplatterCaps, Spooky, Sporty (2004), Spring (2003, Victorian ornamental typeface), Square Frame (2006), Stamped Flowers, Starlite, Stars, Stencil, StripesCaps (2000), SugarFootStrut, Sun and Moon, Sunflowers, Sunny Days (2004), SunshineKiddyFont, Tattoo, TheGoddess, ThePerfectMan, ThemeCorners, TiffanyCorners, TiffanyCornersII, TiffanyCornersIII, Tiles, Tools, TraditionalFloralDesign, TraditionalFloralDesignII, TraditionalFloralDesignIII, Trapeze (2004), TreasuryofDesign, Treesandleaves, Tulips, TylersPokemon (2000), UncasWomen, Valentine, VictorianWindow, Wedding, Wildflower, WildflowerII, WildflowerIII, WildflowerIV, YesterdaysBeauty, YourSign, Yummi, Zodiac.
Hannes von Döhren (b. 1979, Berlin) is a Berlin-based designer (b. 1979). His foundry is HVD Fonts. He started out with free handwriting and grunge fonts such as HVD Comic Serif Pro (2009, an alternative to Comic Sans, according to HVD), The Subway Types (2009, a graffiti family: Shik (New York), Deon (Paris) and Etan (Berlin) came together to show the typical tag styles of their respective metropolitan areas. The fonts were digitized, spaced, kerned and programmed by Hannes von Döhren).
Later he went commercial, first at T-26, and then under his own label, HVD Fonts. His typefaces: Shelton (2008, T-26), HVD Peace (2008, an army stencil font), HVD Comic Serif (2007, a serifed spoof on Comic Sans), HVD Rowdy (2007), HVDSpencils-Block (2007, stencil), HVDSpencils (2007, stencil), HVD Steinzeit (2005), HVD Edding 780, HVD Rawcut (2005), HVD Age 11 (2006), HVD Shelton (2008, T-26: wood type grunge), HVD Bodedo (2009, potato-Bodoni lettering), Quench Pro (2008, Linotype), HVD Peace (2008), and HVD Poster (2006, grunge).
Typefaces made in 2009: Grandma (great hand-printed style---move over, Comic Sans), Christmas Dingbats, ITC Chino (a soft-edged signage and sans family, done with Livius Dietzel), Klint (sans family, +Rounded), Brevia (a soft sans in seven styles), Cowboyslang (a Western slab serif family), Embryo (superblack), Embryo Open, and Opal, a classy old style text family with tall ascenders. Bumper (2009) is an ultra-black sans family in a style related to Impact.
Typefaces from 2010: FF Basic Gothic (a grotesk family done with Livius Dietzel), Reklame Script, Shelton (grunge), Blow Up is a fat balloon font. His masterpiece of 2010 and perhaps of his career thus far is the Brandon Grotesque family that relives the 20s and 30s. [A year after I wrote the previous sentence, Brandon Grotesque won an award at TDC2 2011, and all during 2011, it was the most sold face at MyFonts.] Livory (2010, with Livius Dietzel) is a rounded serif type family of four fonts influenced by the French Renaissance Antiquas from the 16th century.
Production in 2011: Brix Slab and Brix Slab Condensed (24 styles in all, done with Livius Dietzel), Pluto (16-style semi-scriptish sans family, +Italics), Cheap Pine (a wood type caps family), Supria Sans (free web font family; +Black). Together with Supria Sans Condensed, this 36-style family is a basic sans workhorse. It won an award at TDC2 2011.
Typefaces from 2013: Embryo Tiny, Niveau Serif (an engravers / copperplate style typeface), Niveau Grotesk, Mikado (signage family for games, food and advertising with a lot of genetic material from Brandon Grotesque: Mikado Bold Demo is free), Brandon Text (similar to, but with a higher x-height and more rounded corners than Brandon Grotesque, it is more appropriate for long texts and small print), FF Mark (together with Christoph Koeberlin and the FontFont team: this font is marketed as Ze new Germanetric sans; one weight is free).
Typefaces from 2014: Brandon Printed (a caps-only letterpress version of Brandon Grotesque).
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
Moscow-based designer who published the following playful Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand, Paratype), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997). He is also part of Letterhead with Yuri Gordon, where he published in addition Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), pLatinum (1999, informal script). [Google] [More] ⦿
illllli.com (was: YaFontWeb)
Yoshihide Arai's Japanese foundry which produced these free fonts from 2003-2007: Acidpunk, Aqutone Circle (only black circles), Blockbox3D, BlockboxHeay, BlockboxLigh, BlockboxMaruheay, BoxboxboxHeay, Bubble, CharacerAfro, ChildrenLigh (children's scribbles), Circle, Genjiko, Genshi, Gucle Bold, Handoo, Heainz, Hexagon (hexagonal letters), Hieroglico A, Korrekt (techno), Korrekt Oblique (techno), Majipane (kana face), Marudo (pixel face), Mimot Bold (curly), Mixertype (dings), MonolinRegular (upright script), Morphon, Newdo99 (pixel face), Nwnwn, Omocha No. 1 and No. 2 (dingbats), Rippen Regular and Bold (octagonal), Teks Bitmap, Ufons, Webicon1 (dingbats), Acidpunk. Old URL of its predecessor, YaFontWeb. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In The Midnight Hour
Lauren Harrison (In the Midnight Hour) is the Leeds, UK-based designer (b. 1992) of the brush face The Hungry Ghost (2009, also called Lauren's font, and of the hand-printed decorative caps face Plaisantin (2010). Other faces include Skeleton Sketched (2010), Retro Lights (hand-printed outline), HighLight (2010), Dirty (2010), Electro (2008), Hair Line (2010), Retro Italics (2010), Dirty (chalk face), Hyperbole (2010), Bellatrix (2011), Mono (2010) and Tinga (2009, child's hand), Wednesday Printed (2012, grunge).
Infant characters include simple versions of characters, such as the single storey "a" and "g". They seem to be helpful for beginning readers. There is no strong evidence that they are to be preferred over standard forms of these characters for readers that have difficulties. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ingofonts is a foundry in Augsburg started by Ingo Zimmermann (b. 1967) in 1994. It offers Fraktur fonts, handwriting fonts, sans serif fonts, Antiqua fonts and some pixel fonts. Full fonts go for 50 USD a piece and up. Some fonts are free. Many fonts are adaptations or revivals of historically important fonts. Ingo also practices calligraphy, and in particular, calligraphy for wine labels. The list:
Jacci Howard Bear's own free creations: JacciBigBlock, JacciCharcoalPrint-Regular, JacciPrintOne, Circular-Building-Blocks-1, SpaceyJHB. Free Spacey (aliens) font by Jacci Howard Bear (JHB). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Eau Claire, WI. Creator of the children's handwriting face Schoolbell Pro (2012, Neapolitan) when he was in Second Grade. I suspect that Jackson is Stuart Sandler's son. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
London-based graphc designer and illustrator. Behance link. Creator of the hand-printed ransom note letter fonts Handdrawn and Indecisive in 2010. She also made the irregularly shaped hand-printed alphabets Eyes Closed and No Rules in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, b. 1988, Madrid. Creator of the primitive hand-printed typefaces Bed and Breakfast (2013) and Neocat (2012), and the fat finger face Comic Book Fun (2012).
Born in New Jersey in 1985, Jennifer DeAngelis Gunn still lives in New Jersey, where she runs the graphic and web design company Jennifer DeAngelis Design (est. 2008), which is also listed on MyFonts. DP Fonts (est. 2010) sells fonts created by Jennifer and her New York college friend, Amanda Pastenkos.
The first DP Fonts font on MyFonts is the dingbat face Wintery Mix (2010). In 2011, Jennifer published the hand-printed 3d outline face Marquee, Mermaid NY (mermaid dingbats), Donald (handprinted outline face), Bluebird (2011, a connected italic script), Quail (2011, grunge), REST BORT (2011, a hand-drawn blackboard bold family), White Rabbit (2011, a gorgeous hand-printed swashy caps face), Monocle86 (avant-garde), the grungy Snatch n Sniff, and the warped zebra face WEALD.
Jeroen J.W. van der Ham
Aussie designer (b. Melbourne) of the weird face Extreme Leet (2007). Why? He also made Scratchnessism (2007), Sound Board (2008), Lions Den and Starring (2008, kid's hands), Casual Script (2008, another child's handwriting font), and Guava Juice (2008). Alternate URL. In 2008, he went commercial and started selling his types at MyFonts. See also here. The faces there include the African theme/chiseled look font Rockband (2008), the 3d hand-printed face Tusk (2008), the 3-d outline family Alabaster (2009), the fat counterless face Overdrive (2010), the pixel face Milko (2011), and the hand-printed outline face Blubber (2008). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
JLH Fonts (or: jhnri4) is the American creator of Making a list checking it twice (2012), Judges (2012, grungy), Janitor (2012), Remix (2012), Arrows (2012), Chalk Line Outline (2012), Pretzel (2012, art nouveau titling face), At Sign (2012), Portmanteau (2012), Seattle Avenue (2012), Sunflower Harvest (2012), Double Strike (2012: a hand-drawn blackboard bold typeface family), Sierra Nevada Road (2012), The Radical Sign (2012), The Jewish Bitmap (2012), The Inequality Grapher (2012), Thin Pencil Handwriting (2012), Marker Scribbles (2012), Grunge Handwriting (2012), Tally Mark (2012, prison wall counting), Gold Plated (2012), Overhaul (2012), Apex Lake (2012, ornamental caps), Halogen (2012, in the style of Comic Sans), Signs For Advertising (2012), and Hand Drawn Shapes (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Vengeance (calligraphic), Calligraserif, Heavy Equipment (sans caps), ViaFont (art deco sans based on the Viacom logo), Bromine (a typeface that started out in iFontmaker), Topeka, Printed Circuit Board (based on the Hewlett-Packard logo), Fondue, Northampton, World Tour (ransom note font), Aquifer (an antiqued Garamond), Floppy Disk.
Typefaces from 2014: Byzantine Empire, Office Junk (ransom note font).
Joan Marti Mas
Located in York, UK, Joanne is interested in children's reading and writing. Creator of two fonts in 2008: Qongosushi has a kind of raw but chunky feel and might look good on Menu or Magazine heading pages, whereas Qyrillic would be for Chapter Headings in children's or fantasy stories. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the children's hand fonts Oh Hello (2013), Cats in the clouds (2013) and Sweet Honey (2013).
Dutchman Jeroen van der Ham ("joebob"), who is based in s'Hertogenbosch, designed mostly handwriting fonts: Stone Hand Saul (2014, a scribbly hand), Manus (2014), Dear Joe Hannes (2013), Winston Nero (2013, a hipster cartoon font), Serious Sally (2012), Inkydoo (2012, +Serif), Serial Sue (2012), Calligra Phillip (2012), Mixtape Mike (2012, a fat finger face), Dear Joe 3 (2010), Brushtip and Brushtip Travis (2010, two of his nicest faces, with a calligraphic and rough-edged touch), Vince Hand II (2010), Crossword Belle (2009), BrushtipTerrence (2009), Brushtip Texe (2009), OnetrickTony (2009), Christel Line (2009, +Black), Etch A Sketch (2009, grunge), DearJoe 5 Casual (2008), PencilPete (2008, handwriting).
Fonts added in 2007: Curly Joe, Sinister Sam (calligraphic), VincHand (handwriting of Vincent Haenen), DearJoe5, Moan Hand, FancyPens (a calligraphic pen).
Fonts added in 2006: FlutSaus (handprinted; done with Hilde Rikken), Amorrisline, Hilde Caps (based on the handwriting of 9-year old Hilde Rikken), C rial, Hildinia Donut, BrunoBook, BuffaloStance, Stam Pete (grunge), CrosswordBill, DearJoe 1, JoeHand 2, Kali Graff, Bearer Fond.
His oldest fonts: BillieBarred (multiple-lined handwriting), BillieBob (a great poster typeface), BillieBoldHand, BillieKid (nice stencil font), BobTag, CalamityJoe, CrappyJoe, DearJoeItalic, DearJoe II, DearJoe IV (antique handwriting, 2005), DoctorBob, FruscianteHand, FuturexBob, JoeBobstraight, JoeHand, MarkerMoeII, MonaLisa (2001), Onepunch Jim Outline, Detour Dork (2002).
After graduating from Manchester Polytechnic in 1990, Critchley joined Neville Brody's "Research Studios". He was recently appointed Art Director of MTV Networks Europe. He used to design fonts such as FF Bokka, FF Bull and FF Child's Play (1993). In FUSE 12, he made Populist (Control, Exclaim, Noise, Shout), and Ollie (Guilty, Not Guilty, The Evidence). In FUSE 10, he published Mutoid (limbs). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American type designer. Creator of ITC Peter's Miro in 1997. This is a scratchy kid's handwriting, sold by ITC and Linotype, and named after Joan Miro, the painter.
Note: FontShop credits John Peter with the famous open caps face Castellar MT (1957), but just about everyone else gives this typeface to John Peters, a British type designer. I think that FontShop is wrong here.
Jon H. Clinch
José Scaglione (b. Rosario, Argentina, 1974) is a graduate of the MA program of the University of Reading, 2005. He was co-founder and art director of Vision Media Design Studio in Argentina and Multiplicity Advertising in USA; and he was a part-time lecturer for four years at the Visual Comunications Institute of Rosario, teaching design for the internet. He lectured on typography at post-graduate level at the National University of Rosario and presently teaches at the at the University of Buenos Aires. He runs his own design studio, specializing in editorial design and branding. In 2006, he started Type Together with Veronika Burian. In 2013, he became President of ATypI.
His books include Cómo crear tipografías. Del boceto a la pantalla, and Introducción al estudio de la tipografía (in collaboration with Jorge de Buen Unna). His fonts:
Karmina, Bree and Ronnia, all codesigned with Veronika Burian, won awards for extensive text families at Tipos Latinos 2008. Karmina won an ED Award in 2007 and Athelas won a first prize in the Gransham competition 2008. Bree won a bronze award in the 2009 edition of the ED Awards competition. Abril wan gold at tje ED Awards.
Speaker at ATypi 2006 in Lisbon, the Third International Conference on Typography and Graphic Communication in Thessaloniki 2007, 3CIT in Valencia, and ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, where his talk was entitled From laser printer to offset press. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where his talk (with Andreu Balius) is entitled A sign to convey sound.
Original truetype handwriting fonts by Julianne Pearce from Urgent Artworks, Christchurch, New Zealand: Julesdaisy, FelicityAged10, FelicityAged10pics, julesdingz, Juleswriting, julesgirltalk, Jules P.C. Wimmin, JulesLove (free). More of her fonts in the same scrapbooking style: JulesToReo, Jules Weeheart, Felicity Aged 12, Julesscratchy, Jules-Nicegirl.
Julianne E. Pearce
Justified Type (or: Clinch Advertising)
Jon H. Clinch (b. New York) is the award-winning author of Finn and Kings of the Earth. As an aside, he is also a type designer. Most, but not all, of his typefaces were published by Monotype, ca. 1994-1995. These include:
Born in 1973, Auckland, New Zealand-based Justin Biddle created the children's script face Jesse 5 (2013).
English Victorian illustrator and letterer (b. London, 1846, d. 1901), known for her children's books. Sample of her work in her Almanack for 1884. Here are the title pages of The Royal Progress of King Pepito (1889) and The Book of Games.
She also drew Kate Greenaway's Alphabet (caps with children in various poses), which was made into a font by Gert Wiescher in 2005. Gert Wiescher also made the dingbat face Greenaway Mignonettes (2012).
Winnipeg-born designer, who is a Lecturer in the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at the University of Reading. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki she spoke on Children and typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kelsey Gallan (Kelsey Ann's Art, a painting studio in Boston) is the American creator (b. 1994) of these free hand-printed typefaces in 2012: Traveling Through, Delicieux, Vite, Striped Sunshine, Mince, Demoi, Cantreach, Ann Brush, Chiifon & Bows, I Drawed This (sic) (children's hand), Thin Minty, Ann Marker.
In 2013, she made Karroo Smallcaps, Askeses, Quirking, Alphabet Soup, Rocky Creer, Kicking Gravel, Swing High Low, Always Right, Oh My Gouache, Karma Cycle, Wildfire, Lemonade Lazy Days, Jumping Jacks, Over The Moon, Spaghetti Strap, Coming kiddo?, Get Down, and Scribbles and Giggles (scratchy face).
Aka Khrys Kreations. Kindergarten teacher (b. 1988) in Florida, who made many hand-printed typefaces that appeal to children. Her typeface list as of 2012: KBBlockParty, KBChubby, KBDabble, KBDinoMite, KBDottyDot, KBFancyMe, KBKinderWrite, KBNeat, KBPeppy, KBRoundUp, KBSketch, KBSpacingOut, KBStripedPajamas, KBSubtle, KBSunshine. Many of these fonts were made with FontMaker and/or MyScriptFont.
Typefaces from 2013: KB Up In Smoke, KB True Believer, KB Sneaky Walrus, KB Radio Wizard, KB Jumping Jellybeans, KB Fun House, KB Brght and Merry, KB Tiny Red Whale, KB The End Is Broken, KB Pancake Party, KB Googley Eyes, KB Funky Glasses, KB Brainy Skeleton, KBanAvoxlost, KB Zipa Dee Doo Dah, KB Seriously Into Her, KB Miso Soup, KB Hear Me Play, KB Earthquake, KB Camera Shy, KB And It Slips My Mind, KB Witching Hour, KB Pay The Lady, KB Reindeer Games, KB Gobble Day, KB Stick, KB Lucky Clover, KB Dunk Tank, KB Dark Hour, KB Planet Earth, KB Lace Nightgown, KB The Silent Night, KB Nosy Neighbor, KB Bubblegum, KB Freezer Burn, KB Hold the Phone, KB Jellybean, KB Jukebox, KB Starlight, KB Broken Apart, KB Push Over, KB Sandy Shorts, KB Love It Down, KB Pink Lipgloss, KB When Pigs Fly, KB Crazy Town, KB Her Highness, KB Lola Loves Me, KB Scared Straight, KB Write It On A Post It, KB Wiggle Worm, KB Saucey Lady, KB RiceaRoni, KB Pasta For Two, KB Ninja Power, KB Moonlight Falls, KB Maker Factory, KB Hot Tamale, KB Fancy Footwork, KB Cheetah Rita, KB Stylographic, KB Snowballin, KB Shot In The Dark, KB All Aboard, KB Troubled Soul, KB Delicate Soul, KB ABC Doodles, KB Grandeur, KB Turning Gears, KB Queeny Me, KB A Stitchin Time, KB Pop The Bubbly, KB Quipster, KB Cloudy Day, KB Noodle Monster, KB Out Of Towner, KB Ribbons and Bows, KB Skittled, KB You've Been Spotted, KB You're Just My Type, KB Bonjour Sweetheart, KB Curious Soul, KB Framework, KB Push, KB Washi, KB Camp Out, KB Chatter Box, KB Lime Light, KB Kinder Write Bold, KB Ruffled Feathers, KB So Thinteresting (+Bold), KB Sunshine Bold, KB Swirl N Twirl.
Kid Letters is a set of eleven instructional style truetype fonts designed in 2005-2006 by Juan José Marcos, a professor of classical languages in Plasencia, Spain. 60 Euros for the set: KidLetters-Bold, KidLetters, KidLettersArrows, KidLettersDotted, KidLettersDottedGuided1, KidLettersDottedGuided2, KidLettersDottedSquared, KidLettersGuided1, KidLettersGuided2, KidLettersMajuscules, KidLettersSquared (2006). This font family is specifically designed for teaching kids how to write, using aids such as dotted glyphs, lined letters, directional arrows and a combination of these. Letters do link to each other in a natural fashion. These manuscript fonts contain all the common signs, as well as accented characters - acute accent, grave accent, circumflex, tilde, diaeresis or umlaut mark, ring, cedilla, ae and oe ligatures, o slash and German double s - for Western European languages (Spanish, French, Portuguese, Italian, German, Dutch, Danish, Norvegian, Swedish and Icelandic, among others) and current symbols. [Google] [More] ⦿
Owen Dawson [Kiddiefonts, Darlington, UK, b. 1970, Scunthorpe] is the creator of a true children's font, Tallula Selby Willis Aged 4 (2011). Other faces from 2011: Little Miss Cursive, Sharkboy&Lavagirl, Children in Need, Innocent Smoothie (dingbats), Peppa Pig (handprinted), Little Miss (dingbats), Little Miss Cursive, Mr. Men (dingbats), Red Nose Day (dingbats), Honkus, Honkus Conkus (white on black alphading face), Comic Relief (scanbats), Kidnap Note, Joshua Dawson aged 4, Storyteller Medium, Ben's Aliens (dingbats), Blush Bear (alphadings). The Royal Wedding (2011) is a scanbat font.
Typefaces made in 2012: Cowabunga, Want Some Candy (ransom note font), Save the Honeybee (alphadings), License Plate USA, Registration Plate UK, Sport Relief (dingbats), Rugrats, Only Fools And Horses, Burnt paper, Olympiad XXX, Alcatraz (grunge), Prometheus, Lego Brix, Silent Witness, Etaoin Shrdlu, Elektra Assassin (octagonal, explained this way:Elektra Natchios, usually referred to only by her first name Elektra is a kunoichi (female ninja assassin) of Greek descent. She wields a pair of bladed sai as her trademark this fan-font has been created to pay homage to Frank Miller's best-loved creations), Manic Depressive (multiline hand-printed face), Climaxed (shadow outline font), Thundercats Ho.
Typefaces from 2014: Minecraft PE.
Sara at Killertofu.org is a South-Carolina-based designer (b. 1991) who in 2006 and 2007 designed a number of children's handwriting fonts, as well as a few hand-printed fonts: Amusement, Amy, Ashley, Bobby-McGee, Creak-in-the-Night, CryingShame, DawnsABreakin, Dibble, FishinintheDark, Soakin-it-in-kerosene, Logical-Explanation, Melissa, Please-Explain, PrincessSparkle, Sylvia, tributetowilliam, Pop-the-Trunk, Twoshakesofalambstail, Ashley2, Ulin Hand, Lai's Hand, Nicole's Handwriting. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kim Ruben Hansen Lockertsen
Born in Missouri in 1979, Kimberly moved first to Texas and later (in 2007) to China, and most recently, to Orlando, FL. She made some free fonts (often handwriting styles), and also ran a personal handwriting font service [those fonts have names that start with KGD]. MyFonts link. FontSquirrel link. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspring link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:
Aka Kiana JBash. American designer of primitive hand-printed fonts: Curly, Popular, Groovy, Kirsten, Cuteso, Square, Perfecto, Janbakhsh, Peace, Dotty, It's Beginning to look a lot like Christmas, Soheezy, Mother Whale, Taylor Swift, Sydsation, Robotic, Tall Letters, Maggie is dhfhddf, How Cute, Sydanators Font, A Writers Writing.
American creator of the child's hand Like Legit (2011), of the other children's script Curly Letters (2012), of Teacher, and of the hand-drawn typefaces Defenseless (2013), Dreamer (2013), Geo (2013), Asdfghijkl (2013) and Mobiles (2012).
Atsushi Mizukami's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Toy is a toy soldier alphading font (1998). Bug is just a techno font. In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), he published Toy-123. Other fonts include TOY-3D (1999). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the very primitive typefaces MyBeliefs (2013), LOL Smiley Face (2013), and Do You Relize (sic) (2013).
Designer born in the Var region of France in 1988.
Designer in Pontarlier, France.
Letterhead Studio IG Fonts
Illarion Gordon was born in Moscow in 1958. Since 1996 he works as a freelance illustrator. He is a member of the Letterhead Studio. In 1996, at the Golden Bee Biennale of graphic design, Illarion Gordon was awarded a special prize of ParaGraph International for his typefaces, Probbarius and Strelochnik. He created the Platinum family in 1998, a typeface that wo an award at Kyrillitsa'99. It has the look of a hand-drawn serif face. Illarion Gordon made the fun fonts Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997), as well as Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), Platinum (1999, informal script).
Letterhead Studio YG
Letterhead is Yuri Gordon's (b. Moscow, 1958) Moscow-based foundry which publishes mainly Cyrillic fonts. Its coowners are Valery Golyzhenkov and Olga Vassilkova and it was established in 1998. It evolved from Garbage Type Foundry. Not to be confused with Chuck Davis' Letterhead. The main designer is Yuri (or: Jury) Gordon, the Moscow-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning designs Dve Kruglyh and FaRer Cyrillic, available from Paratype. URL at Yakovlev's Foundry. Picture. Article in the Moscow Times (2006), in which he proclaims: Better to make five fun and tasty new display fonts than one old, boring (and you thought it would look fresh!) text font. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, type designer, engraver and copyrighter. He is Art Director of several magazines.
Author of the acclaimed 384-page book Book of Letters From to (2007, Art. Lebedev Studio).
Florian Zietz (b. Salzgitter-Bad, Germany, 1967) studied graphic design at Fachhochschule Hildesheim and participated in the German art and design school's exchange program with the University of Wisconsin-Stout. Since completing his studies in 1994, he has been working as a freelance graphic designer and illustrator for a variety of clients. Creator of the dingbats face FF Headz (2005), which won an award at TDC2 2006. Librito is the web outfit of Agnes von Beöczy and Florian Zietz, who are located in Hamburg, Germany. They are involved in graphic and type design, calligraphy and illustration. Besides FF Headz (dingbats), they created Just Seven (2010, a child's hand), Cutz (informal script that is way better than Comic Sans), Segmenta (2008, modular, octagonal, slightly stencilish; based on grids similar to those used in train station and airport signage), Stars (2009, dingbats), and Zansibar (a great type project concerned wit the reconstruction of an old map alphabet). Viktor (2011) is based on wood type.
Typefaces from 2014: Neometrix (3d, layered, outlined and hand-drawn).
Designer of the hand-printed faces Perfect, Fill in the blanks, Jap Cally, Bubbly Limit, Blocks, Scary Fontt, Mineee Lol, Curly Wurly, Blocks Extra, Back in the newer days, Caps all over and Magnesac in 2011. [Google] [More] ⦿
Loraine Wauer Ferus
Born in 1994, this designer from Rio is present on Devian Tart, and has her own web site called Starguides. She created the hand-printed outline font Starguides (2009, hand-printed look), and Whatever (2009, basic hand-printed look). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lucky Bugs Scrapbooking
Medium-sized archive with subpages on Aenigma, Catharsis, Fonts for Peas, Fontsnthings, Tom7, and WC Fonts. Original fonts by Lucky Bugs' Bill Crittenden, 2006, based on hand-drawn glyphs by Jan, Heidi and Shelly Walczak: Luckybug-Bill, Luckybug-Deco, Luckybug-Grammy-Shelly-Print, Luckybug-Kitty-Paws-Print, Luckybug-Kitty-Paws-Script, Luckybug-Shapes, Luckybug-Swirls. [Google] [More] ⦿
Agius is from Mosta, Malta, b. 1994. Creator of the children's handwriting font Children Once Where (2007), as well as Rough Graffiti and Space and Astronomy. Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
M U R
MUR is a design collective with backgrounds and formal education that include fine art, graffiti, graphic design, web design, illustration, and architecture. They offer some commercial typefaces va MyFonts. M U R is located in Portland, OR. Type designers include Julia Moore, Richard Moore, and Ian Williams. Richard Moore (b. Ogden, UT, 1977) runs m u r Font Foundry, and made the children's handwriting font First Grade (2008) and the graffiti fonts REPTILE (2008) and DEJA SADK (2008). Myfonts link. m u r also sells the children's font Wee Ian (2008) by Ian Williams. Other fonts include Julia Spiky (2011, a spindly children's hand), Kids Crayon (2010), Graffiti Drips (2009), Blockbuster (2008, broken concrete slkab look), Putty Peeps (2008, letters shaped as putty-shaped people), Murmur (2011), Skinny Walrus (2013), Old School Tattoo (2013), Rich Handwriting (2013), and Top Heavy (2008).
Waterford, Ireland-based designer Aaron Patrick Ryan (b. 1988) set up Magic Fonts in 2013. Creator of the shaky hand typeface Aaron Sans (2013) and the hand-printed typefaces Love Me Tender (2013), Aw Jaysus (2013), Living Dead Girl (2013), When Love And Hate Collide (2013), Shoulda Known Better (2013), How Dumb Was I (2013), Meant To Be (2013), Blurred Lines (2013), You're Still The One (2013), I Tried But Failed (2013), Babylove (2013), Tammy (2013), Kiss From A Rose (2013), Beneath Your Beautiful (2013), Always On My Mind (2013), Soulmate (2013), Impossible (2013), Words In My Heart (2013), Autumn (2013), Aaron's Handwriting (2013), I Miss You (2013), Emerald Isle (2013), Written in my Heart College Upd (2013), Written in my Heart Shadow (2013), Feel This Moment (2013), Scrambles (2013), Not Broken Just Bent (2013), Blocks (2013), Stars (2013), Astral (2013), Static (2013), Bubbly (2013), Cheesy (2013), Irish Comic (2013), Move It (2013), Classy (2013), Stylez (2013), Misti (2013), Misti2 (2013), Forky (2013), So In Love With Misti (2013), Deadly (2013), Flying Without Wings (2013), The Power of Love (2013), My Special Angel (2013), Goodbye My Lover (2013), I Want You (2013), South (2013), Magic Christmas (2013), Ups Downs Highs + Lows (2013), Love Me For A Reason (2013), Baby You're A Star (2013), and Melting (2013).
Norwegian graphic designer, born in Lillehammer in 1967, who works in Oslo. His fonts are distributed by Thirstype. He now runs Millimeter Design. He is also involved in the Norwegian design studio Melkeveien designkontor, where all his fonts can be ogled. They include:
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine
Marta Van Eck Designs
Marta Waniek (Marta Van Eck Designs) made the free old typewriter face SENTA Schreibmaschine (2011), the curly script Midnight Reverie (2012), the spindly script Vintage Marta Van Eck (2012), and Burned Letters (2012, recovered from burnt newspapers).
Californian designer (b. 1991) who, with the help of Fontcapture, created the mostly hand-printed faces Quirk, CutiePop (2009), Cloudy (2012), Fourth Grader (2012), MeganBats and MeganHand (2009). Sweetie Hand was drawn in 2013.
British type designer from Waltham Abbey principally associated with P22. Morisawa Judge's Choice Award winner in 1996 for his typeface Fusaka (an oriental simulation font, 1996, Adobe). Other designs: P22 ToyBox Blocks, P22 ToyBox Animals (1996), P22 ToyBox Regular (1996, child's hand), P22 Vincent, P22 DeStijl (1995, with Richard Kegler--Regular, Stencil, Extras and Tall: of these, Want only did the Stencil style), P22 DaddyO-Square, P22 Bayer Fonetik (1997), P22 Acropolis (1995, Greek simulation face done with Richard Kegler), P22 Kells Square (1996, Michael Want and David Setlik), P22 Insectile (1995), P22 Cezanne (1996, a popular handwriting face), P22 Fonosaurus, P22 Folk Art (1997, a number of stitching fonts done with Richard and Denis Kegler), P22 Vincent Extras (1998, dingbats), P22 GD&T (1997), P22 Prehistoric Pals, P22 Prehistoric Pen. The ToyBox set was codesigned by Michael Want, Jennifer Kirwin, Richard Kegler, Kevin Kegler, and Mariah Kegler in 1996. The P22 Kells set was codesigned by David Setlik, Richard Kegler, and Michael Want in 1996.
Tina E.J. Raparanta (Miss Tiina, Miss Tiina Fonts, or MTF) owns MissTiina.com. Mostly, her fonts are free. Tina is of mixed Finnish and French origins and lives in Ontario.
Designer of the ornamental dingbats face Miss Tiina (2007), as well as MTFBase (2009), MTFBaseOutline (2009), MTFUnderYourSkin (2009, curly), MTFBaseDashLeafy (2007), MTFBaseOutline (2007), MTFChunkie (2007), MTFRever (2007), MTFScribblie (2007), MTF_CHUNKIEDOODLE (2007), Mtf_sketchie (2007, childish handwriting), MTF Doodle (2008, dingbats) and MTF Heart Doodle (2008, dingbats).
Commercial handwriting fonts, for a small fee: Megan, XOXO Vo2, XOXO Vo1, Christopher, Hunnie, Sweetie, Frozen Solid, Base, Girlie, Lexi, Oopsie Daisie, Chunkie Doodle (dingbats), Quirkie, Chunkie, Funk Fusion (dingbats), Cutie Patootie, Scribblie, Dreamie, Messy.
With repetitions, the fonts at Fontspace are: MTF-Chunkie-Doodle, MTF-Funk-Fusion, MTF-Girlie, MTFBase, MTFBaseLeafy, MTFBaseOutline, MTFBecki, MTFCaMaura, MTFChubb, MTFChunkie, MTFCindy, MTFColleenCursive, MTFColleenPrint, MTFCoolKid, MTFCupcake, MTFCutiePatootie, MTFDearSanta, MTFDonna, MTFDoodle, MTFDoodlewhats, MTFDreamie, MTFElegance, MTFEpic, MTFEvasHand, MTFFlowerDoodles, MTFFlowrites, MTFFrozenSolid, MTFGavin, MTFGridie, MTFHeartDoodle, MTFHelloAgain, MTFHooRah, MTFHootyCoo, MTFHunnie, MTFIttyBittyBaby, MTFJanaG (2012), MTFJotted, MTFJude, MTFJumpin'Jack, MTFKatrina, MTFKim, MTFKrystyna, MTFLexi, MTFLoli'sHandwriting, MTFLynds, MTFMagicalMarilyn, MTFMegan, MTFMelissa, MTFMemory, MTFMessy, MTFMikayla, MTFMikaylaPrint, MTFNotebook, MTFOliveYou, MTFOopsie, MTFOopsieDaisie, MTFPeachCobbler, MTFPlaytime, MTFPorkChop, MTFQueenOfSketchyland, MTFRever, MTFRhesa, MTFSaxy, MTFScribblie, MTFSkinnyJeans, MTFStampinRachel, MTFSweetCheeks, MTFSweetDings, MTFSweetHalloweenDings, MTFSweetNatureDings, MTFSweetSkyDings, MTFSweetie, MTFTamarasHusband, MTFToast, MTFUnderYourSkin, MTFVecbatVo1, MTFWhacko, MTFWhimsy, MTFWildflower, MTFWulan, MTFXOXOVo.1, MTFXOXOVo.2, MTFakhn, MTFdrgnldy, MTFiheartSketches.
Original fonts (Mac truetype only), typically scribbly handwriting by Canadian Michael Piercey, aka Monkey Mike: Krackle (2002), WeKickYourAss (2002), Kesone (2002), Bullfighter (2002), Grangband (2002), Molly Pangular (2002), Motone (2002), Pencillio (2002), (2002), Thirsty (2002), Saladbar (2002), Benew (2001), Fivestyle, (2001), KesoneOutline, (2001), Kowloon (2001), Dixel (2001), MollyParker (2001), Sandra Oh (2002, originally free), Althea (2001), Paolo, Schuble, Sranda, Nervous, Aire, Giraffe, King Tubby, Smooth Peanut Butter, Kickyourassspanktacular (2001), Dogbone (2001), Superthirsty (2001), Mena (2001). Nixon (2001) is a dirty scanned font. Part of the Chank Army, where you can buy Nube (2002). Some PC versions here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Morgan (whose real name is Heikki Juhani Hämäläinen) is an artist and gardener in Finland who was born in 1963 in Pälkäne.
In 2010, he founded Morganismi (in Finland's Sysmä), and created the children's hand Morganshand, the petroglyph font Rock Painting, the retro futuristic face 2010 Outta Space (2010), and the insult-inspired dingbat face 1HarshLanguage. Morganismi (2010) is a primitive human alphabet. Kauhaatos (2010) is a scary gothic face. Fraught (+Icons, which includes some fists) (2010) is a rough hand-printed stencil face. Curser (2010) is an old typewriter face.
Morgothick (2011) is described as follows: Morgothick is an ugly not-so-decorative blackletter font, hand-drawn like straight from the dark Middle Ages of drunk monks and dim chambers.
Riipale (2012) is a font family with two sets of hand-drawn characters.
Typefaces from 2014: Snow Now.
German designer (b. 1984) of Destroyer (2014) and Cupper Reversed (2012, a children's hand typeface).
MyChristie (was: Christie Font Foundry)
Foundry in London, est. 2009 by Christie Podioti. Her fonts include Podioti (child's hand), Noisetoy (hyper-contrast art deco), and Chrysa (hand-printed), all made in 2009. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.
She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).
List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.
Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).
Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual face done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).
Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (handprinted, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).
Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display face done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.
American type foundry which appeared at MyFonts in 2012. Its designers include Stuart Sandler, David Cohen and Crystal Kluge. The initial set of fonts, all in the style of Sandler's Font Diner fonts, include Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face by Cohen and Sandler), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face by Cohen and Sandler), Crafty Girls Pro (2010, a children's party script by Crystal Kluge and Stuart Sandler), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face made by Cohen and Sandler).
Codystar (2012, a dot matrix face by Crystal Kluge) is free at Google Web Fonts. Sunshiney Pro (2012, hand-printed), Unkempt Pro (2012, +Bold), Neapolitan (2012) and Walter Turncoat Pro (2012) were codesigned by Stuart Sandler and David Cohen. Homemade Apple Pro (2012) is a hand-printed typeface by Stuart Sandler. The teenage script faces Princess Sofia Royale (2012), Butterfly Kids Pro (2012) and Emily's Candy Pro (2012) and the bohemian faces Chelsea Marketplace (2012) and Chelsea Market Open (2012) are due to Crystal Kluge and Stuart Sandler. Fredericka (2012) is a beautiful sketch face.
Nicola Ivec (Australia) created mainly children's handwriting fots. These include A Fat Child (2010), A little bit fanc-aaay (2010), Just That Neat (2010), Sticks and Stones (2010), You are just an idiot (2010), Hearts and Smarts (2010), Nicola (2010) and English Boredom (2010). Other faces from 2010: Schools and Rules, Capital Fun, Dotty Spotty, Slightly Covered Up, Stencil Pencil, Little Miss Script, Scri-Bubble, Fatso D, Bored in Science, Niki Chunkiee, Emily Smyth, Bayley Moroney, Back to School, Dunno tell me then, and Celine Ingram, Light it up like it's dynamite, Blocks, In The Stars, Just while he's speaking, Curly Twirly, To Love You, Holly Meier, Lego Blocks, Vous devez telecharger, I think your beautiful too.
Creations in 2011: Goodbye 4 now, Goodbye 4 Good, I Like You Stay In My Life, Pokemon, J'aime le poisson, Cupid's gonna get ya, What the fudgesticks.
Typefaces from 2013: Procrastinating.
Niko Design Works (was: 643 Double Play Combi)
Shiroishi Tetsuya is the main type designer at Niko Design Works (which was 643 Double Play Combi): he created these free Latin and kana fonts: Niko Stamp (2008), Doremi, Hokuo, Treering (2006, multiline display face), Peeton, HanaHana (2006, a simple sans), SampleFont, Tenderheart (sans), Loop (2-line sans), Ger (2004, stencil), Tette Bitmap (2004, pixel face), Tomoro (2004), Hankul (2003), Caramel (2005), Oioi (2005), Panda (2005, multiline sans), Orecle DB (2004, techno, not free), Heart (2004), Glasses (2004, scratchy handwriting), Score (2004, pixel face), Sweeeet (2004, liquid), Ipop (2004, simple sans), Tette (2004, Bank Gothic lookalike), Disco (2005, condensed sans display family), Mamichan (2005, children's handwriting), Smile Smile (2005), ShinAkitsu Salon (2005), Zansin (2005), Clover (2005), Miscellaneous Good (2004, clean sans), Spacewalk (2005, futuristic), Air (2005, artsy). This site also has free typefaces by
Otakuism is Yuni Phantomhive- Sohma or Nelliel Tu Chan, probably located in Japan. Designer of the simple hand-printed faces Bubbleh (2011) and Poppy's handwriting (2011). All Things Cat (2011) is a dingbat face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creators of a few primitive hand-printed typefaces in 2011: iluvwritingsmall, Random, Squished+Fat, If Ur In A Rush, Made by me, My Normal Handwriting, Opposite, Hearts, Characterized, Small, Calligraphy, Learning. In 2012, they made Changes, Fatty Watty and Ivy done it. [Google] [More] ⦿
Outside The Line Fonts
See also here. Agfa/Monotype sells Architectural Lettering, Cross Stitch, CurlyQ, Doodles, DoodlesTheAlphabet, Food Doodles, Holiday Doodles, Office Doodles, Plz Print, Plz Print Brush, Plz Print Bold Condensed, Plz Script, the hand-printed series (Best Regardz, Dearest John, Yourz Truly and Sincerely Yourz, 2009) and Tall Skinny Condensed (1999).
P22 Type Foundry
Richard Kegler's fun Buffalo-based foundry, which he founded in 1995 together with his wife, Carima El-Behairy. Currently, on staff, we find type designers James Grieshaber and Christina Torre. In 2004, it acquired Lanston Type. P22 has some great unusual, often artsy, fonts.
The fonts are: Industrial Design (an industrial look font based on letters drawn by Joseph Sinel in the 1920s---this font is free!), LTC Jefferson Gothic Obliquie (2005, free), Sinel (free), P22Snowflakes (2003, free), Acropolis Now (1995, a Greek simulation face done with Michael Want), P22 Albers (1995; based on alphabets of Josef Albers made between 1920 and 1933 in the Bauhaus mold), Arts and Crafts (based on lettering of Dard Hunter, early 1900s, as it appeared in Roycroft books), Ambient, Aries (2004, based on Goudy's Aries), Arts and Crafts ornaments, Atomica, Bagaglio, Bauhaus (Bauhaus fonts based on the lettering of Herbert Bayer), Bifur (2004, Richard Kegler, after the 1929 original by Cassandre), Blackout, Cage (based on handwriting and sketches of the American experimental composer John Cage), P22 Casual Script (2011, Richard Kegler, a digitization of letters by sign painter B. Boley, shown in Sign of the Times Magazine), Cezanne (Paul Cezanne's handwriting, and some imagery; made for the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Child's Play, Child's Play Animals, Child's Play Blocks, Constructivist (Soviet style lettering emulating the work of Rodchenko and Popova), Constructivist extras, Czech Modernist (based on the design work of Czech artist Vojtech Preissig in the 20s and 30s), Daddy-o (Daddy-o Beatsville was done in 1998 with Peter Reiling), Daddy-o junkie, Da Vinci, Destijl (1995, after the Dutch DeStijl movement, 1917-1931, with Piet Mondrian inspired dingbats; weights include Extras, P22 Monet Impressionist (1999), Regular and Tall), Dinosaur, Eaglefeather, Escher (based on the lettering and artwork of M.C. Escher), FLLWExhibition, FLLW Terracotta, Folk Art (based on the work of German settlers in Pennsylvania), Il futurismo (after Italian Futurism, 1908-1943), Woodtype (two Tuscan fonts and two dingbats, 2004), P22 Woodcut (1996, Richard Kegler: based on the lettering carved out in wood by German expressionists such as Heckel and Kirchner), , Garamouche (2004, +P22 Garamouche Ornaments; all codesigned with James Grieshaber), GD&T, Hieroglyphic, P22 Infestia (1995), Insectile, Kane, Kells (1996, a totally Celtic family, based on the Book of Kells, 9th century; the P22 Kells Round was designed with David Setlik), Koch Signs (astrological, Christian, medieval and runic iconography from Rudolf Koch's The Book of Signs), P22 Koch Nueland (2000), Larkin (2005, Richard Kegler, 1900-style semi-blackletter), London Underground (Edward Johnston's 1916 typeface, produced in an exclusive arrangement with the London Transport Museum; digitized by Kegler in 1997, and extended to 21 styles in 2007 by him as P22 Underground Pro, which includes Cyrillic and Greek and hairline weights), Pan-Am, Parrish, Platten (Richard Kegler; revised in 2008 by Colin Kahn as P22 Platten Neu; based on lettering found in German fountain pen practice books from the 1920s), Preissig, Prehistoric Pals, Petroglyphs, Rodin / Michelangelo, Stanyan Eros (2003, Richard Kegler), Stanyan Autumn (2004, based on a casual hand lettering text created by Anthony Goldschmidt for the deluxe 1969 edition of the book "...and autumn came" by Rod McKuen; face by Richard Kegler), Vienna, Vienna Round, Vincent (based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh), Way out West. Now also Art Nouveau Bistro, Art Nouveau Cafe and the beautiful ornamental font Art Nouveau Extras (all three by Christina Torre, 2001), the handwriting family Hopper (Edward, Josephine, Sketches, based on the handwriting styles of quintessential American artist Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, and was produced in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art), Basala (by Hajime Kawakami), Cusp (by James Grieshaber), P22 Dearest (calligraphic, by Christina Torre), Dwiggins (by Richard Kegler), Dyrynk Roman and Italic (2004, Richard Kegler, after work by Czech book artist Karel Dyrynk), Gothic Gothic (by James Grieshaber), La Danse (by Gábor Kóthay;), Mucha (by Christina Torre), Preissig Lino (by Richard Kegler), P22Typewriter (2001, Richard Kegler, a free typewriter font), the William Morris set (Morris Troy, Morris Golden, Morris Ornaments, based up the type used by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press; 2002), Art Deco Extras (2002, Richard Kegler, James Grieshaber and Carima El Behairy), Art Deco Display, the Benjamin Franklin revival font Franklin's Caslon (2006), Dada (2006) and the Art Nouveau font Salon (bu Christina Torre).
In 2006, Kegler added Declaration, a font set consisting of a script (after the 1776 declaration of independence), a blackletter, and 56 signatures. Many of the fonts were designed or co-designed by Richard Kegler. International House of Fonts subpage. Lanston subpage (offerings as of 2005: Bodoni Bold, Deepdene, Flash, Fleurons Granjon, Fleurons Garamont, Garamont, Goudy Thirty, Jacobean Initials, Pabst, Spire).
In-house fonts made in 2008 include Circled Caps, the Yule family (Regular, Klein Regular, Light Flurries, Heavy, Klein heavy, Heavy Snow, Inline; all have Neuland influences). Kegler / P22 created a 25-set P22 Civilité family in 2009 based on a 1908 publication from Enshedé, the 1978 English translation by Harry Carter, and a 1926 specimen also from Enshedé.
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, Richard spoke about Vojtech Preissig. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin, where he presented Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century about which he writes: This film has the dual aim of documenting the almost-lost skill of creating metal fonts and of capturing the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). P22 type foundry commissioned Mr. Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font in 2008. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he showed Making Faces.
Typefaces from 2014: LTC Archive Ornaments (Richard Kegler and Miranda Roth).
Athens-based Greek typefoundry started in 1999-2001 by Panos Vassiliou. Their fonts cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Panos Vassiliou has conducted numerous seminars for Canadian companies such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank and Sony Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto/Canada, where he studied Applied Science and Engineering. He has been Creative Director for the Canadian design firm AdHaus, former Publisher of the monthly magazine DNA (Greece) and Secretary-General for the Hellenic Canadian Congress (Ontario, Canada). He has been designing typefaces since 1993, including commercial fonts as well as commissions from Vodafone, Nestlé, Ikea and National Geographic. He started Parachute in 1999 setting the base for a typeface library that reflected the works of some of the best contemporary Greek designers, as well as creatives around the world obsessed with type.
Other type designers at Parachute include Kanella Arapoglou, Alexandros Papalexis, Dimitris Foussekis, Aggeliki Skandalelli, Helen Gabara, Babis Touglis, Vangelis Karageorgos, George Toumbalis, Eva Karapidaki, Charis Tsevis, Pavlos Levendellis, Panos Vassiliou, and George Lygas.
At Granshan 2010, Vassiliou won Second Prize in the Greek text face category for PF Encore Sans POro, and First and Second Prizes in the display typeface category for PF Regal Pro and PF Champion Script Pro, respectively. Typefaces:
Their type blog is called Upscale typography.
Founded in September 2006, Patty Whack Fonts is an independent American type foundry. Fonts include Tattletale PW (2008, kid's script), Funky Fat Jiggly (2006), Fatty Fatty Bombalatty (2009), Farmer's Market PW (2009), Cutesy Wootsy PW (2006) and Mademoiselle Magnifique PW (2007), schoolgirl handwriting faces. They also made Abracadabra PW (2006), in a free-flowing greeting card style, and Les Bonbon Boutique (2007). Poodle Tails PW (2008) is extremely curly.
From Australia, Pearlygates' free creations made between 1990 and 1999: All-That-Jazz, Australia-Fair, Beautiful-Bullies, Bits-'n'-Pieces, Bunnywunny, BuzzBuzzBuzz, Dinosaur-Stomp, Dr-Seuss, Eency-Weency-Spider, Energize, Fairy-Sparkle, Fly-Eagle-Fly, Gift-Wrapped, Little-House, Midnight-Cat, Mr-Men (1999, dings of cartoon characters), Party-Hat, Party-Hats, Popping-Popcorn, Pussycat, Pyramid-Purr, Razzle-Dazzle (1999), Rosebud (1999), Simple-Melody, Sprinkles (1999), Symphony-in-ABC (1999), Thespian, Typewriter-Letter, Waltzing-Matilda, What-a-Hoot!, Whirly-Gig, pearlygates, Millenium-Bug, Millenium-Star, First-Contact, Pyramid-Purr, Send-in-the-Clowns (based on drawings by Ilona Melis), Technobabble, That-Darn-Cat, Writer's-Block, Xavier, Zephyr, Zirconia, Liberace, Amber's-Family, Bottoms-Up! (alphadings), Cartouche (1999, a hieroglyphic simulation face), Christos, Dry-Martini, Escargots, Helenium, I'm-Every-Woman, Irish-Blessing, Jolly-Good-Fellow, Kick-Off, Ladybird, Liza-with-a-Z, Lolly, Nine-Lives, Old-Rugged-Cross, Porkchop, Queen-of-Hearts (2000), Quesadilla, Radiant-Southern-Cross, Tooth-Fairy, Umberette (outline hand-printed caps face, 2000), VanGogh, Yippee, Dinosaur Stomp, Fairy Sparkle, I'm Every Woman, Liberace, and Lolly.
Peax Web Design
French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.
Typefaces from 2014: 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.
Designers in 2010-2011 of the free hand-printed faces 1925 (very grungy), The Laboratory, Feebleminded, Of Mr Valent, What Planet Are You From, Speckled with stars, I am more bored than you, Eroded Strikethrough, All Hearts (dings), MiniCapitals, I Have No Insides, Bygbv, And You Say You're Lazy, Fluffy Clouds, Heart Attack, Winged, Messed-up Bubble, Blood-Scratch, Burnt-Scratches, Creative-A's, Dots-to-Write, Messed-Up-Bubble, My-awesomness-handwriting, I am an actual train, Just For Fun, Is Life Really That Complicated, Because I Say So, Apple Crumble and Custard, Sandwiches Fall From The Sky, Yet Again, Fat Squiggles, Six year Old Rushed, Drawn Old English (hand-drawn blackletter), Ciel Phantomhive loves you, Kind of bitmap font, Let loose or else, Neatly Tubby, We dance to a different disco, One more week of school, Floating in the sky, Written during an exam, Left handed writing looks weird, The power on my laptop's about, SASUnaru, Meltdown, A plainer font, You are my princess (scratchy), Rachel Rabbit's Lawn, A Skeleton In Your Closet (skeletal glyphs), I Have Gone Crazy, Cobwebbed, If Only Life Was Simple (handprinted), LJPTihain, Still 6 but almost 7, Orange Juice, The Octopus (grunge). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Misu Kim (2005), Earth Kid (2005, grunge), and the handwriting fonts Asian Guy (2005, oriental simulation face), Asian Girl (2008) and Alien Strawberry (2008, double strokes) and the ransom note face Black Casper (2009). In 2009, he created the paint drop face Clarisse, the outlined grunge face University High, and the grungy faces Make Juice, James Han and Northwood High. Celeste Hand (2009) is a handwriting face, while Gordon Heights (2009) is a soft sans. SCRATCH (2009), Irvine High (2010), Lexington High (2010) and INFECTED (2009) are grungy. Gothical (2009) is a grunge version of Fette Fraktur. White Tie Affair and Valerie Hand date from 2005. Creations from 2010: Rocketshop Town (eroded futuristic face), Lemons Can Fly (children's hand). In 2012, he started work on a didone called Serina.
Kiwi designer of kid handwriting fonts Falling Honey (2009), Pippies Doodle (2009), Neat Print (2009, kid's writing), Lefty (2010), Free-Fall (2010), Bigger (2010), Kiddy Writing (2009) and Handwriting of a Dirty Child (2009). She also made the hand-printed Tip Calligraphy (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ingo Preuss studied art at HBK Dresden (1976-1980) and graphic design from 1984-1989. In 1989, Ingo Preuss launched Cubus, a graphic design studio. Since then he also does freelance type design and illustration. Preusstype (est. 2003 in Dossenheim, and now Ladenburg, Germany) is his present foundry. His fonts, in chronological order:
Ralph du Carrois
In 2013, Reghardt designed Cake Sans.
Graduate of De La Salle College of Saint Benilde, Manila. Based in Las Pinas, The Philippines, Renalli Trajano created the ornamental caps alphabet Sesame Street (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
V.H. Fleisher's foundry located in New York. Fleisher was born in NYC. Designer of Monod and Monod Brun (2009, geometric sans), Prin (2008, children's hand), Claude (2008, sketched letters), Jules (2008, children's hand), Saul (2007, children's hand), Claude (2007, poster font), Eric Script (2007), Henry (2007, an outlined handwriting font), Jules (2007, children's hand), and Maurice (2007, sloppy hand). Added in 2008: Jerzy Gothic (geometric sans), Eldra, Eldra 90 (2009), Raoul (children's hand), Lazlo (2008, handwriting), Rosenfeld (more kid's handwriting), Kossoff (kid's handwriting), Vero (2010, hand-drawn), Eric Script 90 (2010), Fleisher Dingbats (2010).
The connecxted script series Mina was published in 2013. It contains a subfamily called Mina Calligraphic.
RGB is Radio Galibasel. The site carried DIE GUTE FUER ALLE font collection by Fidel Peugeot (Vienna), Karl Rottweiler (Basel), Peggy Boon, Robi Watt, Hermine Demoriane, Quentin Magnus, Christian Anders, Betti Sauter, Feit F. Stauffer, Nadja Z, Cosima v. Gestern and the RGB107,6 crew (Vienna-based outfit): nice handwriting fonts for general use. It seemed like it was a free collection, but the download page was not operational. All this is moot now, as the original font site disappeared.
The list of typefaces: Omen (Karl Rottweiler) is great, Gabel (by Fidel Peugeot) is a grunge font, Stukkie (by Peggy Boon) is normal handwriting, Ling (by Fidel Peugeot) is curly handwriting, Cuisinette (by Hermine Demoriane) is childish handwriting, Kanguruh (by Robi Watt) is hurried, HerrKlee (by Fidel Peugeot) is for graffiti, Mokka (by Fidel Peugeot) is for 8-year olds, the Waldmeister family (by Veit F. Stauffer) is for writing with chalk on trees, Sticker (by Christian Anders) is a disaster, Quentin Magnus der Wilde (by Fidel Peugeot) is so-so, Pirona (by Babette) is open and inviting hand-titling, BettisHand (by Betti Sauter) and Dr. R (by Dr. R) are regular handwriting fonts, Erdbeere (by Cosima von Gestern) is a doodling food-based dingbat font, Nadja's Trolle is so-so, and Trompete is Fidel Peugeot's Trumpet dingbat font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Voltage writes: Once called a visual arsonist, Rich Jacob' savage, sprawling illustrations have been shown throughout the world and have appeared on CDs, buildings, skateboards and more. Inspired by psychedelic and folk art, and deeply involved in skate and street art culture, Rich is also the curator of Move, a series of group art exhibitions born out of a hand lettered zine he started in the 90s.
Robbie de Villiers
Brazilian graphic and type designer. Bembo's Zoo is Roberto de Vicq de Cumptich's children's book with all drawings integrated with glyphs from Bembo. He also published Men of Letters and People of Substance (David R. Godine, 2007). The promotional blurb states: de Vicq takes the designs of type and ornaments (known affectionately in the trade as "dingbats") and common linecuts to form the faces of his literary heroes. In the second part he combines type ornaments and icons to suggest a face with singular attributes: pride, fear, fanaticism, and surprise. But these are not drawings; they are images arranged from the combination of specific and discrete graphic forms. They are created on a computer and not in a composing stick. Designer at Muccatypo of Bastardo, Wet and Genealogy.
He wrote Words at Play (with Matteo Bologna, Adobe, 2004), about which he says: This book showcases type portraits of well-known writers in a playful homage to the power of words and the beauty of typography. In 2010, he designed a PDF brochure for TDC in New York entitled How To Make Love To Your Type [and the typophiles as a group are a cranky bunch without a sense of humor]. Typographic picture by TDC, 2009. Another URL. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Patrick McGrath (Robothaus, Queens, NY, b. 1977) is the creator of the sketch face Skunk Money Rough (2012), which was drawn on his iPad. He also made the outlined typeface Effinground (2012), the tiled RH Brickhaus Proto (2013), the children's hand typeface Skidoo (2013) and the glaz krak face RH Shmatter (2013).
Rodrigo Araya Salas
Rodrigo Typo (was: RAS Design)
RAS Design is Rodrigo German or Rodrigo Araya Salas, a designer from Santiago, Chile, b. 1987.
Creator of many hand-drawn free fonts.
His typefaces from 2008 and 2009: Super (2009, for signage), Snow (2009), Mari (2009), El Cubano (2009, dingbats of faces), Mental Freak (2009, outline), Freak Animals (2009), Kona (2009), Brigada Ramona Parra (2009, dingbats), Happie (2009, dingbats), Santiago Icono (2009), Icono Skate Dingbat (2009), 78 Skate (2009), The Sorden (2009), Estilo Urbano (2009, stencil), Tetris (2009), Techno (2009), Kona (2009, childish hand), Parody Logoskate (2009, dingbats), Fat Love (2009), La Rata Bizarra (2008), Tabla (2008), A Mano Alza (2009), Maribel (2009, handwriting), Stencil (2009), Rayando (2008, chalky writing), Klam, Loco TV, Monos Frekis (2008, funny dingbats), Tabla (2008), Happie (2009, more funny dingbats), Funny Icons (2009), Kiltro (2008, dog dingbats), Pokemona (dingbats), Maniatico (scratchy outlined hand), Bizarro 1 (outline hand), Chile (dingbats), Freaky (2008, dingbats), Esquiso (outlined handwriting), Crazy Ras (outlined and handprinted), Skatelove (2008, dingbats), Los de Abajo (2008, dingbats), Logoskate (2008), David (2008, flowing ultra fat face), Destruccion (2008, grungy), Skateboarding (2008, ransom note face), Mike Valley (2008, skateboard dingbats), Rodney Mullen King (2009, skateboard dingbats), El Chavo del 8 (2008, scanbats), Grande Maradona (2008, scanbats), Saintfont (2009, handprinted), New Tetris (2009), September 11 Icon (2009, a powerful set of dingbats), Icono BMX (2009, bike dingbats).
Typefaces from 2010: Commando X (2010, a pixel dingbat face for computer games), Raya Irregular, Mari+David, Depressive Icon, Esquiso, Ego (2010), El Cubano (dingbats with faces), Barras Bravas (almost graffiti face), Globe Face (award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010).
Fonts done in 2011: Logo Font, Buen Dia (ransom note face), Drugstore (blackletter), Condorita (dingbats), KingKöng (a nice fat letter comic book face), Rolo (fat letter face), Logo, Comando X (a pixelized dingbat face based on video games), Catbox (2011, fat and rounded), Joia (a thin octagonal face), Plop (a "hip hop font").
Typefaces from 2012: Designio (rounded sans family), Nollie, Rocka (triangulated), Mosku (paint or blood drip face), Gigio Italia Bizarre (dingbats), Conny Rocket, Retro Hand Type (stitched), Wood (wood type simulation), Tritona, Nollie, Zdravo Maria (children's hand), Bordados (stitched typeface).
Typefaces from 2013: Mexe, Polly, Pintanina (comic book caps face), Giger Free (inspired by the paintings of H.R. Giger), Rango (fat hand-printed face), Smile (fat signage face), Pequeña (a fat finger typeface for children's books; in Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Children One, Lollapalooza, BRP (dingbats), Koni Black, Cusco, Rorschach, Children One (poster font), Varial Hellflip, Marty (hand-drawn poster font for Latin and Cyrillic), Barricada [not to be confused with the Barricada font by Sudtipos].
Typefaces from 2014: Alboroto, Loyola (cartoon script started in 2013).
Roger S. Nelsson
Swiss designer from Aarau (b. 1986) who used Fontifier to make Sasu's Handwriting (2009), and Scanahand to make FatoftheLand (2009), Initialized (2009, children's hand), Outlines (2009), and Blurry Handwritting (sic) (2009). Outlines (2009) was made with Scanahand. Home page. Dafont link. Alternate URL. Aka Sasu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Samson Tennela (b. 1982) lives in Hyderabad, India. He created the hand-printed Latin typeface Sam T (2013), Freemind (2013, hand-printed), Rounded Brush (2013, grungy), Ink Pen (2013) and Slant Geo (2013, techno).
Youngster from Ohio who made the primitive handscripted TF2 Professor (2007). I am bit puzzled, because the copyright says that TF2 Professor is due to Andrea Wicklund. In any case, it was made with Fontifier. [Google] [More] ⦿
Scapbook.com (or: SBC)
Seller of fonts for children's birthday parties or similar events: SBC Aztec, SBC Aztec Outline, SBC Calligrapher 2000, SBC College Daz Block, SBC Handprints, SBC Platforms, SBC Serif Block, SBC Stencil, SBC Tablets, SBC The 40s, SBC Sandy Beach, SBC Baby Blocks, SBC Funky Flowers, SBC Jills Place, SBC Karen Bear Outline, SBC Karen Bear Ultra, SBC Pool Noodle Outline, SBC Stone Inscription, SBC Chopsticks, SBC Funky Chunk, SBC Funky Flourished, SBC Funky Free Thin, SBC Fuzz, SBC Morse Code, SBC Oriental Express, SBC Preschool, SBC Shire, SBC Zany, SBC Curly, SBC Curly Outline, SBC Greetings Outline, SBC Macaroni, SBC Type Keys, SBC Type Keys Black, SBC Anasazi, SBC Chit Chat, SBC Courtney's Journal, SBC Curly Chronicle, SBC Davey, SBC Distressed Well Said, SBC Designer Notes, SBC Eden, SBC Everyday, SBC Highs and Lows, SBC Jazzed, SBC Jdot, SBC Kiddie, SBC Love Mom, SBC Quick Chick, SBC Scribble, SBC Skinny Dip, SBC Sticks and Stones, SBC Teeny, SBC Well Said, SBC Distressed Typewriter, SBC Greetings, SBC Karen Bear, SBC Pool Noodle, SBC Whimsy Joggle, SBC Chopsticks, SBC Funky Chunk, SBC Funky Flourished, SBC Funky Free Thin, SBC Morse Code, SBC Oriental Express, SBC Preschool, SBC Shire, SBC Zany, SBC Curly, SBC Curly Outline, SBC Greetings Outline, SBC Macaroni, SBC Type Keys, SBC Type Keys Black. The names shown with the fonts are Jill Davis, Jill Broadbent and Nikki Barber. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1989 in Japan, Shichiro Yokomizo designed the hand-printed faces Zeohand (2011), Yokomizo (2011) and Bold Loud (2011), the grungy Unknown (2011), Oak Hill (2013), MRF Boom (2013), Unscriptedness (2013).
A second identity used is that of Nick, or Grim, b. 1989, UK.
Skeldale House Treasures
This site used to have shareware dingbats by Missi (Robyn Phillips from Cascade, Montana). For a short while, it was a commercial site featuring 246 fonts on one CD for 49USD. And some time after that, it shut down altogether. However, the fonts will forever be floating around in cyberspace. Fontspace link.
The font names start with Ryp or ryp, and with that prefix omitted, we have: Abctrain, Animal, Aquatic, Bars 1, Birds 1, Buildings, Butterfly 1+2, Button 1-4, Caps Fonts (60 faces !), Cartoon Bugs, Cats 1 + 2, Children 1-3, China Art (11 faces), Christmas 1-4, Christmas Bells, Christmas Caps, Deco 1-20, Element 1+2, Evil 1, Facets 1, Fat 1, Fiesta 1+2, Floral 1-11, Frames 1+2, Geometrics, Greek Vases 1+2, Halloween 1, Hats 1+2, Hearts 1, Jewels 1-4, Keys 1+2, Kokopelli Flute, Ladies Hats 1+2, Leaves 1, Lighthouse 1, Nature 1, Nymphic, Old Wood Cuts 1-6, 10-14, Old World Art 1-4, Ornate 1-7, Pipes 1+2, Quilt 1-10, Real Bugs, Ropes 1+2, Santa 1+2, Scarey, Snowflake 1-8 (image of Snowflake 1 and of Snowflake 3), Silhouette 1-20, Thanksgiving, Transportation 1-3, Trees, Victorian 1-3.
SnatchSoft, Joseph Grant's company, makes fonts on demand, and offers demos of Learning (for kids), Stonebats, Accelerator, Baltimore, Cybergenics, Delphi, Duddie, EtherialCut, Joppatowne, Livewire (great!), Runner, Techtonic, Toteboard, Anarchy, Oceanica and a few other fonts. If you send in a sample, Joseph will make a TrueType font of your handwriting for only 7.50 US dollars! Recent additions include Chupacabra, Studio Audience, Vet Bats, Gunbats (scanbats) and Questor. The demo versions of the fonts are very incomplete. Geraint, Nocturnus (a wonderful splashy pen font), Thundercats HO, Papertrail and Our 8bitChildhood complete the list of creations. Dr. Who.
British designer who created Sookie Domino Ding Font 1 (2008), DottySookieFontDesign (2008), Sookiesooker Font Designs (2008), a roundish sign script font, and SookiesookerJaggyFont (2008) and SookiesookerMrSoftFont (2008, children's hand). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and visual artist, b. 1990. He lives in Oslo. His typefaces, all made in 2009, include Tiny Little Miss Squirrel (hairline, curly), Big Fat Ugly Cow (fat fad face), Mr. Hedgehog (geometric experiment) and Just Comic (child's hand). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the children's hand-printed typefaces SA Symbols 101, SA English Tea Party and SA My Fake Greek in 2012. Stella also made the grungy typeface SA Mixture.
Fonts sold by MyFonts: the DIN-inpired 6-style sans family Superbastone (2006), the futuristic Stereotype family (2005), the skull dingbat font Catacumbes (2006), the ransom note font Cavillus (2006), the dog dingbat font Charliedog (2006), the leafs dingbat font FontFoliae (2006), the Stencil G family (2006) and the rounded octagonal family Pied de Poule Text (2006) were codesigned by all three founders.
In 2007, they added Insects (dingbats), Design We Like (dingbats), MyFace (an award-deserving collection of faces), Friz Biz (simple children's hand), Washing Machine (dingbats), Superbastone (sans family), Superclosed, Supersquared, Superstarlike, and Superwood.
In 2008, we saw the publication of Retrofont, a very condensed high contrast sans.
In 2009, the dot matrix face Superpois saw the light.
Su Lucas Fonts
Her oeuvre includes SL Christmas Silhouettes (2000), JunariClaws (2002, with Bella Morte), JunariClawsItalic, SLBookArts (2003, book dingbats), SLDividers (2003, used to be called filets), SLForknFont (2000), SLSignLanguage (2001), SLSquareOrnaments (2003), SLZodiacIcons (2002), Boere Tudor (2002, a medieval font), SL Wash, SL Star of David, SL Squiggles, SL Zodiac Stencils, SL Woodcut Faeries, SL Kid's Alphabet, SL Safety, SL Mythological Silhouettes, Back to the Futurex, and Rock Art in South Africa dingbats (2000). About that last dingbat font, she writes: ...This font was made from photographs and drawings of the rock art in South Africa....The Bushmen (San) were the most prolific painters....A lot of the male figures are shown with a semi-erection, as can be seen in q, e, r, and p. This is a physical trait peculiar to the San, called "penis rectus". This characteristic helped with cooling and heat dissipation in the very hot summers experienced in South Africa. A recurrent image is that of one or more crossbars across the penis. The meaning of this is unclear, but it is theorised that the foreskin was adorned with ornaments like pieces of bone and feathers.
Professor of Typography and Head of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at The University of Reading, and a partner in Text Matters, an information design consultancy based in the UK. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki she spoke on Children and typography. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.
She specializes in reading for children, and wrote extensively on that subject. See, e.g., Typography in Children's Books. At Kidstype, she discusses the development of a special font for early readers, Fabula (co-developed with Conrad Taylor, Vincent Connare, Gerry Leonidas and José Scaglione). Kidstype is about type and typography in books and electronic resources aimed at children. It describes some of the research and writing of Sue Walker and Linda Reynolds. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangkok-based graphic designer. He created the fat geometric faces Herzog (2008, with Travis Stearns) and Ally (2009) and the retro slab serif Lollop (2009). You Work For Them link. With Michael Cina and Michael Paul Young, he created YWFT Agostina Aleternate (2011). With Travis Stearns, he did the children's face Garnier (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Boxing (2013) is a condensed sans headline face.
Minneapolis, MN-based illustrator and lettering artist. Designer who sells her script fonts through Font Bros, where she receives digitization support from Stuart Sandler. Her work is also sold via Tart Workshop. Alternate URL. Another URL. MyFonts link.
In 2007, she made Silverstein and Seasoned Hostess. In 2008, she added Henparty Sans and Serif (casual curly scripts), and Darling Monograms. The calligraphic Nelly Script (copperplate script) and Nelly Script Flourish followed in 2009. Carrotflower (2009, handprinted) comes with Carrotflower Christmas Icons, Carrotflower Invitation Icons, and Carrotflower Celebration Icons.
Her designs in 2010 include Barocca (a monogram font) and Nelly Frames.
Crystal Kluge and Stuart Sandler made the children's party font Crafty Girls Pro (2010, with Stuart Sandler at Neapolitan).
Typefaces from 2012: Emily's Candy (a curlified didone: free at Google Web Fonts), Madelinette (connected script). Codystar (a dot matrix face) is free at Google Web Fonts. Sugarplum (with Stuart Sandler) is a cheerful casual typeface. Aya Script (with Stuart Sandler) is a script with adjustable ribbons at front and rear of the letters. San Rafael is an upbeat curly script. Bookeyed Nelson is a tall caps only poster typeface. The teenage script faces Princess Sofia Royale Pro, Butterfly Kids Pro and Emily's Candy Pro and the bohemian faces Chelsea Marketplace Pro and Chelsea Market Open Pro were published by Crystal Kluge and Stuart Sandler at Neapolitan.
Typefaces from 2013: Bookeyed Sadie (a quaint curly ball terminal typeface).
Senior designer in Porto Alegre, Brazil, who created the children's hand-printed typeface Magrela (2013) for dramatic text effects. Osso Type (2013) is based on mechanical pivots. Concret Jungle (2013) is a vertically striped multiline display face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer and artist at Lettering Delights who made these fonts: TXT Abrasive font, TXT Altius font, TXT Annesia font, TXT Antique Italic font, TXT Antique Poster font, TXT Brush Script font, TXT Delicate Script font, TXT Fancy Caps font, TXT Fat Hatch font, TXT Groovy Smooth font, TXT Hoopla font, TXT Hunkaspunk font, TXT Jubulation font, TXT Long Hand font, TXT Menu Item font, TXT Monique font, TXT Monkeyshine font, TXT Nuptials font, TXT Old English font, TXT Personality font, TXT Romanesque font, TXT Rough Button font, TXT SantaFont font, TXT Scribbletti font, TXT Seasonal font, TXT Sloppy Script font, TXT Small World font, TXT Soda Shoppe font, TXT Stonewashed font, TXT Tough Love font. Most of these are hand-drawn or grungy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tina E.J. Raparanta
Tipos do aCaso
In 1998 a group of friends decided to study typography and produce digital types in Pernambuco, Brazil. Two years later they organize an exhibition of their work and established Tipos do aCASO as the first Brazilian Northeast digital type foundry. In the following years they sold and distributed their own types from catalogs, small objects and merchandising stuff. The group gained national prominence participating and being rewarded in competitive design exhibitions like Tipografia Brasilis, Pernambuco Design Conference, Biennial of Design by ADG-Brasil and Biennial Tipos Latinos. Soon the invitations to give lectures and workshops around the country started. The collective turns into a business and developes important dingbat projects for the Pernambuco's Government such as Manguebats and Armoribats. Today, Tipos do aCASO returned to its origins and works as a collective again. Managed by its founder, Buggy (author of the only Brazilian type design book written in Portuguese) the type foundry undertakes researches and promotes educational activities focusing on letterpress, typography and typeface design. Some designers:
Leonardo Buggy was born in Brazil in 1976. In 1998, two years before he graduated in design from UFPE, Buggy founded the first digital type foundry in northeastern of his country, Tipos do aCASO. Later, he worked as a graphic designer and art director collaborating and providing services to companies like Ford, Unilever, WalMart and Nannai Beach Resort. Between 2003 and 2006 he was cultural director of the Professional Association of Designers from Pernmabuco, APD-PE, and manager of Visual Arts and Design Centers of Recife City. At the same time he became CEO at Fundicio Design & Technology, member of Pernambuco's IT cluster. Still in 2006 he took a master's degree in Design also at UFPE. One year later, he wrote O MECOTipo, the first book published in Brazilian Portuguese about type design. In January 2008 he founded the Course of Technology in Graphic Design at Barros Melo College in Olinda City. He coordinated this first graphic design course offered in Pernambuco by a private institution until 2009, when he joined the staff of UFPE professors. He also organized and participated actively in conferences, exhibitions and competitions in Brazil and abroad, having been awarded on the 7th and 9th Biennial of Graphic design from ADG-Brasil, the 2004 and 2008 Biennial Tipos Latinos and the 2nd and 3rd Pernambuco Design. Currently, he works on post graduate programs in graphic design around his country and teaches typeface design, history of typography and printing techniques at the Design Center of CAA, UFPE. His most important fonts are Cordel, Disquete, Bitmap, Oxe, Regua, AvantBuggy, Lia and Fatwood. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Frenchman, b. 1992. He created the graffiti fonts Loose Gangster and Death Friends in 2008 and the scribbly kid's face Fractrish (2009) and the inkstain handwriting font The Haine Au carré (2009). In 2010, he made the hand-printed Le bain au milieu de la fin d'après-midi vers 17:49. Dafont has a home page URL for him, but clicking on it may bring a virus or spyware to your computer. This guy is bad news all around. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Celebrated type designer, born in 1970 in New York City. He graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992 and moved to Boston, where he worked at the Font Bureau Until 1999:
At FontFont, he designed the children's fonts FF Dolores (1991) and FF Dolores Cyrillic.
His custom work includes WorthGothic (1996), WorthLogo1996 (1995), WorthText (1995), GQGothic (1995), Halifax, Commonwealth (1995), Belizio-TwentySix (Font Bureau), HermanMillerLogo (1999, Font Bureau). Cassandra, Vitriol (1993), Quandry (1992-1994) and Chainletter (1993).
Since 1999, he designs for the Hoefler Type Foundry, which he joined as an equal partner (and the new company became Hoefler & Frere-Jones (in 2004), or H&FJ). He claims that he brought with him to H&FJ a lot of typefaces including Whitney, Whitney Titling, Elzevir, Welo Script, Archipelago (Shell Sans), Type 0, Saugerties, Greasemonkey, Vive, Apiana, and Esprit Clockface. It is not expicitly stated at the H&FJ site which typefaces he had a hand in, but one can safely assume that it must have been nearly every typeface made since he entered into the partnership. In 2014, Tobias sued Jonathan for half of the company in a 20-to-80 million dollar lawsuit since he claims that Hoefler reneged on his promise to give him his half. The typefaces at H&FJ he had a hand in include:
British children's book illustrator also specialising in business branding and marketing through visual communication. Author of the children's book Waterstones No.1. Creator of the children's hand typefaces jakes Writing (2014), Toni Sian Williams (2014) and Toni Sian Williams OTF (2014). Red Balloon (2014) is a hand-drawn all caps typeface.
Total Font Geek
Nate Halley (aka Total font Geek) is the creator of free fonts, mostly made with FontStruct. The handwriting typefaces were made with MyScriptFont.
Typefaces from 2014: Casale Finale NBP, Mozart NBP (pixel face).
Typefaces from 2013: Halleyvetica Neue NBP (hand-printed), Grishenko Opiyat NBP (inspired by Spaceport, House Industries), Cinema Gothic NBP (octagonal), NBP Readout, Dexter NBP, Roentgen NBP (pixel face), Super Thing NBP, On Strike NBP, Quantifier NBP, Voyager NBP (sci-fi face), Cellblock NBP, Klassiq NBP, Rosenkrantz (pixel face), Octapost (octagonal), Snare Drum One NBP, Meyer Gothic NBP (octagonal), Mindfuct NBP (squarish), Miranda NBP, Spire NBP (squarish), Casale Two NBP (pixel face), Kernel Panic, Sebastian Gothic NBP, Theorem NBP, Signus Digital Round (pixel face), Signus Bold, Saville Row NBP, Kernel Panic NBP, Guru Meditation NBP (pixel face), Mayfair NBP (pixel face), Calibration Gothic NBP Latin (pixel face), Mercutio NBP Basic (pixel family), Plutonium NBP (octagonal), Mr. DNA NBP, Mr. Kamikaze NBP, Kraftwagen Grotesk (inspired by DIN).
The list of typefaces made in 2012: Astragal NBP (pixel face), Nine by Five NBP (pixel font), Lionel Micro NBP (pixel font), Brighton NBP (2012), Brighton Two (2012, +Sans, +Serif, +Gothika), Synchronizer NBP (pixel face), Blackpool NBP, Forty Seven NBP, Motorik NBP, Spyware NBP, Balthasar Regular (pixel face), Kensington Gothic NBP (sci-fi), Energy Dome NBP, Mushroom Kingdom NBP, Nintendo Dingbats NBP, Skyline Beach NBP (octagonal), Book Report, Stevenage NBP, Northside NBP (fat finger face), Please Don't Leave NBP, Raven Sans NBP (inspired by Bank Gothic), Raven Serif NBP, Grishenko Novoye NBP (+Cyrillic), Nintendo Dingbats NBP, Wensleydale Gothic, Dear Katie (hand-printed), Prospero NBP (pixel font for game consoles), Middle School Crush NBP, Kinderarten NBP, Class Project NBP, Aristotelian NBP (Greek simulation font), Akron NBP (Akron Sans NBP, Akron Serif NBP), Erbos Draco Nova NBP (dot matrix font), Shylock NBP (dot matrix face), JustAnotherDay NBP, Soo Bawlz NBP (athletic lettering font based on the logotype from the Hardcore Devo albums), Beautiful World NBP, Basil Gothic NBP, Halleyvetica NBP, HalleyScriptThin NBP, GradeSkooler NBP, GrishenkoNBP (rounded techno sans), Glasstown NBP, Kinishinai NBP (octagonal), Corporate Gothic NBP, Erbos Draco Monospaced NBP (dot matrix face), Smart Patrol NBP (pixel face), Recombo NBP (+Round), Zarbville NBP (pixel face), Weird Science NBP (sci-fi typeface), Sharp Objects NBP, Casale Micro NBP, Dilithium Pixels NBP, Casale NBP, One Time NBP, Schutzgitterhaus-Grotesk NBP.
Travis Stearns (was: I am Mint Condition) is a graphic and type designer in Minneapolisa, MN. He created the hand-drawn Hugo typeface in 2008 at YouWorkForThem. Other fonts there: Herzog (2008, fat experimental caps, with Taechit Jiropaskosol), Magoo (comic book style), Pineapple (2009, an art deco blackboard bold face), Morricone (2009, a great ultra slab serif with Italian features), Enigmatic Hand, Seaweed, Wellsworth Script (neurotic), Grosskopf (great fat poster font), Thinaire Unicase, Pierre (hand-drawn), Absent Grotesque Bold, Basel Black (2009, a cross of Spartan and Optima), Isanti (2010, neatly handlettered), Neighborhood, Alexios (2010, a modular ornamental experiment), Odon, BLKMTL (runes), Garnier (child's hand), Fridge (hand-drawn outline face), Hannah (2009, three version of different widths; hand-set), Michel (2009), YWFT Motown (2009, a geometric slab serif), Valley (2009, a ball and stick-themed font), Skute (2009, free at You Work For Them, patterned after Cassandre's Bifur).
Typefaces from 2012: Valley (a ball and stick display face), Basel(Basel is a heavy sans serif font that began as a revival of the metal type Spartan Black, an American copy of Futura developed in 1936, but ultimately took on a character of its own during the process).
Ronna Penner (b. Niagara, Ontario, Canada, 1958) founded Typadelic, a commercial foundry. She won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Sketchley (2001, now a Bitstream font), which is based on her own handwriting. She is located in Waterloo, Ontario. Sketchley and Sketchley Swash are available from Bitstream. Font list: Avril (gorgeous handprinting), Butterflies (dingbats), BlackJack (2002, free), Clarissa (2002), Corky, Frivolous (2002), FiddlestixFunnyCaps (2002), FamousFolks (2002), Inkster (2002), Stone Hinge (2003), JellyBean, Jot, Mayfield, Moonbeam, Pointed Brush, Rendezvous (2003, calligraphic), Lee Ann (2003, calligraphic), Java Jive (2003, comic book style), Ronita (2000, Bitstream), Sketchley, Silver Script (2002), Silver Script Flourishes (2002), Velvet Script (2002), Fiddlestix, Garden Party (2002), Quigley (2002, great art nouveau font), Hayseed (2003), Fresh Paint (2002, handwriting), Frisco Serif (2002), Frisco Sans Serif (2002), Sunnydale (2003, handwriting), American Writer (2003, a Tekton-like font), Amelie (curly handwriting), Rockford (2003, handwriting), Persimmon (2004, brush script), Peach Fuzz, Sheree (2009), Journal Hand (2009), Dream Cake (2009), Sweet Pea, Mirielle (2004), Natural Script (2004), Not Too Shabby (2004), Schlub (2004), Tweedledee (2004), Type Keys (2004), Urban Scrawl (2004), Jinxed (2004), Wazoo (2004), Stylin (2008, a monoline face), Love Ya Honey (2009, a 1950s style hand-printed script), Shes All That (2009), Sharpy (2009, monoline), Tanked (2009), Cattapilla (2009, children's handprinting), Average Joe (2009) and Sweetheart Script (2007, sold via FontBros).
Fonts from 2011: Pink Lemonade (child's hand), Little Sunshine (Open, Solid: slightly Victorian letters), Gaffer, Ruff N Ready, Elisabeth (rough-edged antiqua), Miss Demeanor (based on 1930s script), Wee Todd (2011, kid's hand), Crush (grunge).
TypePhases (was: vigital tipografia)
Joan Marti Mas' dingbats and fonts. Joan Mas is a Catalan type designer, illustrator and graphic designer in Palma, who offers free and commercial fonts. His free fonts include Cu-tbo-rough (2004, handwriting), Dalicanya (2004), Pero Jefe (2004), Corbatins (2004), Cartelia (2004), Carusses (heads), Ataques, Scroonge (grunge), Tooman (tribal dingbats), Kinky Boots (2004), Viatge Quimic (2004, psychedelic face), Kool Aid Acid Text (2004), CU-TBO (2004, comic book family), Psychopaths (2002), CapsBats (2002), Plantiya (1999), Illustries (2000), Illustrisms (2000 and 2012: vintage scanbats), Amano (handwriting, 2000), DeskSpace dingbats, Bruegheliana, Fazzes, Whimsies (2000), Ombres, Defora (grunge), Antypepatics (great facial caricatures, some even Picasso-esque), Honcho, Ataques, Taques au gogo, Scroonge, Lletraparits, Collbats (named after the cartoon artist Josep Coll, 1924-1984), Homoningos (2002-2004, human figures), Viatge Quimic (2002, lettering based on ideas of Austrian designer Alfred Roller from the early 20th century), Mandicho (child's hand), Sinky (comic book), Tipejos (human figure outlines), Embrush.
Commercial fonts: Genteta I, II and III, Absurdies (mad men dingbats), The Joy of Reading (2001), Fontorio (handwriting), Simpa (handwriting), Entestats (2004, dingbats of heads), Incipials 1, Deaf Crab, Racana, Emplomada, Phalopha, Feedback, DaMarka, Bizarries, Brrrush, Threedee, Capsbats 1,2&3 (very original: human heads with things in them), Manualita (handwriting), Ombres 2&3. He (note: Joan is a man's name in Catalonia) also has a sub-page on font creation and typography.
Ray Larabie (b. 1970) ran Typodermic in Mississauga, ON, which opened in the Fall of 2001. In 2006, it moved to Vancouver, BC, and in 2009 it moved on to Nagoya, Japan. Dafont page. Of course, Ray Larabie has been making fonts since 1996, but those early fonts were freeware. His pre 2001 fonts are grouped under the label Larabie Fonts. In 2001, he set up Typodermic. Latest additions.
The Typodermic fonts:
Sue Walker is Professor of Typography and Head of the Department of Typography & Graphic Communication at The University of Reading. She and Linda Reynolds, Nicola Robson and Nadja Guggi started this project. They ask type questions such as whether serif or sans serif is better for children. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eddie Baret was born in 1978 in Marseille. He studied graphic design and typography in Paris, Besançon and Brussels. In 2001, he founded, with Clément Lyonnet, the association Typo.gras.free. Eddie Baret designed the handwriting font FF Eddie (2001). He currently works in Paris as a free-lance graphic designer. The Typograsfree fonts are (were) mostly of the deconstructivist kind:
Launched in 2009, Unique Types is a special collection of fonts inspired by children suffering from physical disabilities. Each font is created under the Creative Common license and is free of rights and limitations on use. Free fonts include Ubiratan (2009, Gustavo Terra: bike dingbats), Nosewritten (2009, Welab), Iguais (2011, Paulo Bruno), Pequeninos (2011, Karina Duarte), Efeito Borboleta (2011, Yuri Chagas Lobo), Upixel (2011, Fata Comunicação), Pe da Letra (2011, Diego Araujo), Eric Oliveira (2011, Rodrigo Franz), Times To Go (2011, Danilo Siqueira), Importancia (2011, Samuel Ferreira), United (2011, Leandro Fortuna), Touching Letters (2011, Rafael Takeo), Com a outra (2011, Rodolfo Sarno), Somos Fortes (2011, Karen Sampaio), FaltaAlgumaCoisa? (2011, Karen Sampaio), Horizontes (2011, Karen Sampaio and Eduardo Batiston), Juntas (2011, Paulo Medeiros Carvalho (Feijão), NoAccess (2011, Felipe Bellintani), Connect (2011, Bruno Magalhaes), I Help AACD (2011, Felipe Vidal), Continue Caminhando (2011, Thiago Camargo), Escada X (2011, Thiago Camargo), Mobiludade Social (2011, Thiago Camargo), Nova Tipo (2011, Thiago Camargo), Yezza Font (2011, Fernando Volken Togni), Difference (2011, Giancarlo Meneghini), Perfect Font (2011, Johlen Teixeira). AACD stands for Associação de Assistência à Criança Deficiente. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese font maker. Free (mostly techno) typefaces by Kazunori Yamazaki include BlockAL (2004, art deco), BreadAL, BreadKt, Clap (2007, a sans family in five weights), Cross (2007, AL: and KT), DiagonalAL (2004, art deco), DigiAALBold (2006, pixel face), DigiAALLigh, DigiAALMedium, DigiBALBold, DigiBALLigh, DigiBALMedium, DigiCALBold, DigiCALLigh, DigiCALMedium, FrogBold, Frog (2006, techno), Junction KT, Junction AL (a techno wild west face), Karugamo, ScarfAL (2006, artsy stencil face), ScarfKt, SchoolA (2006, kid's handwriting), SchoolH, SchoolIL (2006, dingbats), SchoolK, SliceAL. It is run by Tadashi Morimoto (art direction), Kazunori Yamazaki (logos) and Tetsuya Fujinaga (illustration). Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visage Type (Subtle Studios)
Visage Type (now Subtle Studios) is a small foundry by Hawaiian designer Todd masui. It made fonts such as Vestige (great handwriting!), Quiver, Rota (1999), Brevier (2000), Monodesic (2000), Steadfast (1998, T26), Alloy (2000, a very clean face!) and Signal. Todd Masui also produced fonts for Nakedface.
The Wilton Foundry, which started out in Wilton, CT, but is now in Chattanooga, TN), was founded in 2003 by Robbie de Villiers. It published Cielo (2012, a san family with some contrast), Marcus (2012, a roman type family in the Trajan style), Typetonic (2011, techno), Skript (2011, a stencilish script), Vallassina (2011, like a child's hand), Bellezza (2010), Pagina (2010, humanist sans), Rijk (2010, calligraphic), Saycheez (2009), Chamber (2009, serif face), Ciseaux (2009), Terzo (2009, calligraphic), Werk (2009, 12-style sans family), Velouté (2008, script), Diario (2009, blackboard script), Carnegie Classic (2009, calligraphic), Ziro (2008, almost a comic book font), Suzie Q (2007, handprinted), Brasserie (2007, connected script), Chateau (2007, calligraphic script), Pointe (2007, a blackboard script), Atto Sans (2007), Santa Cruz (2007, a serifed headline face), Marzipan (2007, a whimsical script), Spark (2007), Fete (2006, formal script), Flax (2006), Portfolio (2005), Cyan (2006, a compact serif face reminiscent of Trajan), Ceres (2009, related to Cyan), Cyan Sans (2006), Petronella (2006, medieval script), Pezzo (2006, calligraphic script), Canette (2006, calligraphic script), Vecta Serif (2005), Vecta (2005, sans family; also published in 2006 as Vecta DT (DTP Types)), Cinnamon (2005, children's handwriting), Cilantro (2005, fun handwriting, and its niece Hanna (2008)), Misspink (2005, stone-age simplicity), Brown Fox (2005, script), Celsius (2005, felt tip face), Plumage (2007, formal high contrast calligraphy), Plato (2005, faded roman caps), Diplomat (2006, calligraphic), Duet (2004, calligraphic; also published in 2006 as Duet DT (DTP Types)), Spark (2005), Anno Rex (2005), Hampton, SCelsius, Gluestick, Duet Bold (2005, calligraphic), Duet-Flourishes (2004), Duet2Deux, Duet-Regular (2005), Nobodi Bodoni (2005), About Face (2004, script), Benjamin (2003, a geometric sans), Paella (2005), Boondoggle (2005, curly face), Monotonose (2004), Password (2004), LoosieGoosie (2004), Pippin (2005, transitional serif), Carnegie (2004, calligraphic), LatextBold (2003), ModusBoldItalic (2003), Nantucket (2004), Nicolas (2005), Oslo (2005, a legible sans family), Sepia (faded look), Belair.
Chatype is a geometric slab serif typeface family designed in 2012 for the city of Chattanooga, TN, by Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley.
Unio (2012) is a rounded slab family designed to be sturdy and legible.
Designer at SignDNA who made mostly shopping center sign faces and comic book faces: Bill's Holiday (a children's playground face), Cube a Rama, Toon Copy, Med Ved, Toon Block. His bio at SignDNA: Born in Milwaukee, signpainter, artist and cartoonist Bill Kripinski now brings his unique perspective to the outside world from small town-rural Wisconsin. Although he claims his ideas come from "living in my head while going out of my mind," he draws from a deep inner wellspring clarified by his experience as a self-made artist. Early influences were Dr. Seuss, Disney and Mad Magazine and later included Zap Comix author, Edward Abbey and activist, Walt Bresette. "Walt always urged us to put our words into action." And it's those actions that Bill feels make his pictures worth (at least) 1000 words. [Google] [More] ⦿
Greek designer (b. 1962, Soufli) of Greek versions of FontFont fonts, such as FF Providence Greek (2000) and FF Providence Office Greek (2001).
In 1995, he cofounded Cannibal Fonts with Panagiotes (Panos) Haratzopoulos. At Cannibal, in 1995, he created CF Meneloas (children's font), CF Kouroudis Select (display face), CF Kouroudis Graffiti, CF Stamp, CF Urania, CF Venus (a wide caps face), CF Eteocles (1996), CF Criton and CF Compacta (a Greek version of Compact). Delta Kouroudis is a custom font done in 2000 for Delta Magazine.
YOFF (or: Your Own Font; was Font Garden)
Ellinor Rapp was born in Örebro, Sweden, in 1972. She works at Örebro University Hospital at the microbiological laboratory as a biomedical scientist. Her pages had over 1400 fonts and dingbats. Alternate dingbat URL. A 20 USD handwriting font service and 5 USD signature/logo service. Her pages were initially called Font Garden, but changed in 2011 to YOFF, or Your Own Font. Ellinor Rapp herself also made some fonts, typically based on the samples sent to her. About 70 of these handwriting fonts are stored here and here.
Listing of these nitial handwriting fonts: AaronFont-Hand, Addiction, AliceWachol, Amura, AmuraMusic, Amyie-Hand, AngHand, Augustin-Hand, Bonnie'sfont, BrianneHand, CRobles, Cathie'sHand, Charyn-Hand, Chelmo, Chelsea'sHandwriting, CherFont-Hand, Cheryl-Hand, Cindywrite-Hand, Crys-Hand, David-Hand, Deanna'sHand, Deanna'sHand-Music, Delany-Hand, Derek-Hand, DeseraePlain, DesereaFancy-Hand, Diana-hand, Dulce'sFont, EdithHand, Efficient, Elisha-Hand, Ellifont, Erin-Elizabeth, FG Klara (2005, Fiona-Hand, ForgetMeNot-Girl, Frederick-Hand, Gina, GraysonFont, Gunnar-Krus, Handwriting, Ivy-Hand, Jayne-hand, JaynePrint-Hand, Jeana-Script, Jeff-Hand, JenniferHand, Jenny-Handwriting, Jessy-hand, Joe, Judy-Script, Justen-Hand, KariKatziFont, Katie-Font, Keven-Hand, KollerFont-Script, Kristen Curly (1999), KristenScript, Kristenscriptalt, LN, Larina-hand, Larua-Hand, LeafQueen, LeafQueen-scripty2, LeafQueenHand, LeafQueenScript-scripty2, LockermanHand, Maria-Hand, MarioHand, Mats-Hand, Mazgiz, Melodie, Mich, Michelle (2000), Michelle-Marker, MomsFont-Hand, Nancy-Print, Natalie'sScribble, Pam'sHand, Paulette-Hand, PiaScript, Polly, QUesneLL, REW, RingbearerRegular, Rissa'sFont, SSR-Hand, Samantha-hand, Sammy, Sandy-Script, SaraElizabeth, Schaun-Hand, Shane-Hand, Shelton, Shennette-Hand, Starlet, Steve-Hand, Steven2-Hand, Stuarty-Hand, TotallyTweetie, Traci-Hand, Valorie-Hand, VirgilGS, Whitney2, Whitney2, Wolfie-Hand, Wurth-hand, c.j-Hand.
She created Claudia (2003, handwriting by Claudia Lasiter). At Dafont, one can find her faces Cheryl Hand (2000), Jayne Print (2000), Totally Tweetie (2001, dings) and Whitney2 (2000). A list of fonts on their site in 2006: BrianneHand, FGAaron, FGAddiction, FGAmura, FGAmuraMusic, FGAmyie, FGAngHand, FGAugustin, FGBonnie'sfont, FGBunnigrrrl'shandwriting, FGCJ, FGCRobles, FGCathie'sHand, FGCharyn, FGChelsea'sHandwriting, FGCherFont, FGCheryl, FGChris, FGChristine, FGCindywrite, FGCrys, FGDavid, FGDeanna'sHand, FGDelany, FGDerek, FGDesereaFancy, FGDiana, FGDulce'sFont, FGEdith, FGEfficient, FGElisha, FGEllifont, FGErin-Elizabeth, FGFiona, FGFrederick, FGGina, FGGraysonFont, FGGunnar, FGHandwriting, FGIvy, FGJayne, FGJaynePrint, FGJeana, FGJeff, FGJennifer, FGJenny, FGJessy, FGJoe, FGJusten, FGKariKatzi, FGKatie, FGKeven, FGKollerFont, FGKristenCurly, FGKristenScript, FGLN, FGLarina, FGLaura, FGLeafQueen1, FGLeafQueen2, FGLeafQueenHand, FGLisa, FGLisaScript, FGLockerman, FGMariaHand, FGMelodie, FGMich, FGMichelle, FGMomsFont, FGNancy, FGPam'sHand, FGPaulette, FGPiaScript, FGPolly, FGQUesneLL, FGREW, FGRingbearer, FGRissa'sFont, FGSamantha, FGSammy, FGSandy, FGSaraElizabeth, FGSchaun, FGShane, FGShelton, FGStarlet, FGSteve, FGSteven, FGStuarty, FGTotallyTweetie, FGTraci, FGValorie, FGVirgil, FGWhitney1, FGWhitney2, FGWolfie, FGWurth.
Dafont link. Font Garden at MyFonts sells FG Adam, FG April, FG Camilla, FG Carola (2006), FG Caroline, FG Elias, FG Ellinor, FG Erin, FG Jasmine, FG Jennifer (2007), FG Jordan, FG Lova, FG Matilda, FG Muriel, FG Nadja, FG Nando, FG Nina, FG Petra, FG Rakel, FG Rebecca, FG Ronja, FG Saga, FG Smilla, FG Tindra, FG Traci, FG Typical, FG Rochelle, FG Emmy. Added in 2007: FG Jacky, FG Norah. Fonts in 2008: FG Abby, FG Sharon, FG Alison, FG Jason, FG Pedro, Bethany (handwriting), FG Callie (grunge blackletter), FG Noel (child's hand). Fonts from 2009: FG Kelli (connect-the-dots face), FG Liz, FG Tiffany. Additions in 2010: FG Alex, FG Audrey, FG Kristine, FG Lina, FG Well Well, FontAddicts Halloween, FG Tonya, FG Jennie, FG Swan, FG Suzanne. Additions in 2011: Charlotta (children's hand).
As YOFF, MyFonts sells Alisha YOFF, Mazi YOFF (2011, a happy hand-printed family), Jolly, Abby, Bunnigrrrls Handwriting YOFF, Nicola YOFF (2013), Stella YOFF (2013), Roger YOFF (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aka Yufrukt. Slavic designer who lives in Den Haag, The Netherlands where she works as a freelance illustrator. She graduated in 2011 from the KABK in Den Haag. In 2013, she created a hand-illustrated children's alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zachary Font Page
Kid's writing fonts designed by Edward Leach from Greensboro, MD. These include Adonais (1994, chisel font), McParland and Franks (1994). Here, we find his Cygnet (1994). Leach also made Zachary (1997), Odin (1995, with K. Brubaker) and Marcie (1994, with Marcie Sophir). Fontica carries his font Athletic (1994).
Zetafonts is a font foundry created by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Debora Manetti. Almost all of these fonts were created as part of the design process for logos and printed materials. Many were created for the experimental magazine ego[n]. Foundry in Florence, Italy, although the Behance page places them in the United States. [z]fonts is the font development section of Studio Kmzero, a Florence (Italy) based Design and Communication Agency. Studio Kmzero is an Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini.
Also called ZeroFont.
Francesco Canovaro and Adolfo Monti are the designers of the simple bold sans face Arista (2007). They also made the basic sans faces Cibreo, zProzak-Bold, zProzak and zProzakLight in 2006, and Sugo in 2007. We also find Antipasto (2007, clean elegant sans, by Matteo Di Iorio), Arsenale White and ArsenaleBlue (2009, children's hands, done by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Jonathan Calugi), Bistecca (2005, a bellissima extra-condensed serif font created for ego[n] 5 and for the cover of ego[n] 4), Braciola (2006; monospaced and octagonal, with stencil styles added), Bubblebody, Byron (2006, handwriting), Delizioso (2008, art deco), Docporn (comic book style), Duepuntezero, Handvetica (2005, arched), Happyfruhzero, Modulo3 (2008, an artsy beauty), New Romantic (curly grunge), Prozak (2006), Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006, free download at OFL), Senzacuore, Square80 (2009), Sugo, Taller Evolution (2009, geometric sans), Taller, Tallest (2009, ultra-condensed), Targa Monospace (inspired by license plate lettering), Targa (2002), TargaMS (2002), TargaMSHand (2002), Tutor (2006, rectangular, pixelish---what I call a piano key font), Toller (2009, ultra-condensed), Filetto (2009, a sans modeled after DIN 1451 done with Francisco Canovaro and Katiuscia Mari).
Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)
Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. Dafont link. Canovaro's Behance link. Also called ZeroFont and Zetafonts. Typefaces: