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Children's handwriting fonts
066.FONT is Piotr Wozniak's 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 hand-printed), 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 in Krakow (b. Konskie, Poland, 1980).
Typefaces at MyFonts: 066 Army (066.FONT), Bloor (066.FONT), Chigliak (066.FONT), Crazy David No 1 (066.FONT), Crazy David No 2 (066.FONT), Dr066 (066.FONT), Duck Duck (066.FONT), Finito (066.FONT), Jackcake (066.FONT), Karacan Pro (066.FONT), KfontZ (066.FONT), Kra Kra (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 1 (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 2 (066.FONT), Linotype Kropki (Linotype), Longinus Pro (066.FONT), Mada693 (066.FONT), Nieanana (066.FONT), Nonpress (066.FONT), Old Stefan (066.FONT), Pimpus (066.FONT), Plaq (066.FONT), Pokrak (066.FONT), Poldi No 2 (066.FONT), Poldi (066.FONT), Polish Dirty News (066.FONT), Punx (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 2 (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 3 (066.FONT), Wopi Script (066.FONT), Zawijasy (066.FONT).
Bucharest, Romania-based designer of the light-hearted (perhaps children's book) display typeface Circonia (2018).
Aaron Patrick Ryan
Abo Daniel Studio (or: Abodnyl Studio)
Cilacap, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1992. In 2018, he published the crayon font Crayone, the script fonts Shafeer, Shafeer Descript and Zhafire, the display typeface Alienatore, and the signature font Sundiary Script.
In 2019, he released Cuties Magenta, Marlita, Lemons Bright, La Storia (a monoline script), Fruitz (a cartoon font and accompanying doodles), Little Clusters (a layered marker pen font for comic books or children's texts), Brushlie (a dry brush font), Fathir Script, Mrs. Santhi, Kashima Brush (a great oriental brush typeface), Blackcode, Onelove and the wonderful calligraphic script Romantically.
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).
During her studies at Rochester Institute of Technology Kosovo, Pristina, Kosovo-based Adea Ademi designed the children's script Five Year Old (2018) and RIT Wayfinding Icons (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aditya Rezki Apriyadi
Kediri, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1989) of the rounded squarish typeface Dixietal Basic (2018) and the straight-edged typeface Wkwkwk Land (2018). In 2019, Afiq published the children's handwriting fonts Jack No Fruit and My Scrawl. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Ahmad Zulfikar Ali
Original fonts for Mac and PC, mostly Latin letters, but also a few kana typefaces: 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. After that she became Type Director at ParaType in Moscow.
Designer of the beautiful Cyrillic serif family Leksa (a winner at Paratype K2009) and the accompanying Leksa Sans family from 2004 until 2007. This was followed by equally gorgeous families such as Fence (2009, an ultra-fat artistic beauty). Skoropix is an experimental pixel typeface done with FontStruct.
She also made Belladonna (2008, a stunning modern typeface for Latin and Cyrillic; a winner at Paratype K2009 and Grand Prize winner at Granshan 2011), Skoropix (with FontStruct), and the experimental typeface 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 typeface 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, co-designed with Vladimir Yefimov and Olga Umpeleva; Open Font Library link), PT Circe (2011, a geometric sans family with a neat Thin weight; Third Prize for Cyrillic text typefaces at Granshan 2011), and Cless (2010: ultra fat and counterless).
In 2014, she cooperated with Maria Selezenava on a revamped Journal Sans typeface at Paratype, called Journal Sans New (Latin and Cyrillic). This geometric sans in the style of Erbar Grotesk and Metro Sans is a major extension of the Journal Sans typeface (1940-1956, SPA, in metal form, and 1990s in digital form). Still in 2014, she co-designed Stem, a geometric large x-height Latin / Cyrillic sans serif with optical sizing, with Isabella Chaeva and Maria Selezeneva at Paratype. This was followed in 2015 by Stem Text.
In 2015, she and Alexander Lubovenko co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of her earlier Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. In 2018, Paratype extended that family with Circe Slab (by Alexandra Korolkova and Olexa Volochay). Still in 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
Codesigner of Kudryashev Display (2015, Isabella Chaeva, Alexandra Korolkova and Olga Umpeleva). Kudryashev Display is a set of light and high-contrast typefaces based on Kudryashev text typeface. In addition to Kudryashev Display and Kudryashev Headline typefaces, the type family includes also two Peignotian sans-serif typefaces of the same weight and contrast, with some alternates. The serif styles were designed by Olga Umpeleva in 2011, the sans styles were created by Isabella Chaeva in 2015 with the participation of Alexandra Korolkova.
In 2016, she designed FF Carina, a delicate and absolutely stunning decorative didone.
In 2018, Alexandra Korolkova and Manvel Shmavonyan designed Fact at Paratype. Fact (2018) is based on Frutiger. The Fact type system contains 48 upright styles with variations in width and weight and eight italics of normal width. At the end of 2018, Alexandra Korolkova, Alexander Lubovenko, and the Paratype team finished Six Hands, which is a collection of six hand-crafted typefaces: Black, Brush, Chalk, Marker, Condensed and Rough.
In 2019, Vitaly Kuzmin and Alexandra Korolkova co-designed the free sans serif typeface Golos Text at Paratype. It was originally commissioned by Smena (AIC Group) for state and social service websites.
Typefaces from 2020: Grrr (at Paratype, with Dmiry Goloub; a techno family characterized by an oversized lower case f).
Aka Malena. Kharkiv, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces:
Graphic designer in Versailles, France. In 2015 she created Manel, a typeface that consists of letters drawn by a class of eight-year old children. She also designed the monoline sans typeface Leer (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 typeface 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] ⦿
Alfredo Marco Pradil
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] ⦿
After getting a degree in printing arts from Moscow State University, Alyona worked in Moscow as a designer and then art director in the publishing house Avanta+ specialized in encyclopedias, gift editions and books for children. Currently, she is a freelance illustrator and book designer in Ramat gan, Israel. Creator of the decorative caps typeface ABC Fairy Tales (2014).
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] ⦿
American designer, b. 1967, California. Married to Ken Russell, who runs Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME.
In 2013, Amy published the playful poster typefaces Trail Map (2013) and Merci. Farmstand (2013) is a hand-printed typeface that is accompanied by the dingbat font Farmstand Goodies. Wheat (2013) is a stylish rough-edged script face. Eeeek (2013) is a Halloween dingbat typeface. Solstice (2013) is hand-printed.
Typefaces from 2016: Sanderling(children's script), Dinghy (beatnik style) and Dinghybats, Storyboard (a primitve painter's font), Quince (a hand-crafted typeface), Kiwi (a juice bar font accompanied by the dingbat font Kiwi Fruits).
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. From 2006 until 2009, Amy was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Currently, Amy is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is one of the cofounders of Alphabettes.
Russian designer of these hand-crafted typefaces in 2017: Cute Monsters, Horror Story, Autumn Blessings, Hello Fall, Christmas Fonts, Summer Flowers, Hello Summer Cutout, Stars and Types, Aleksandr (children's hand), Lily Bloom (floriated alphabet).
Typefaces from 2018: Star Studded, Raccoon Chubby, Naturia (floriated), The Mermaid Story, Squishy.
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
Andrea Zudip Aggasi
Mexican designer of the hand-printed Bolita, the kids typefaces Nino and Bíblica, the unicase Bauhaus, the round typeface Aqua, the grunge typefaces Gap and Heart, the handwriting typefaces Pessoa and Pincelazo, Geometrics, Matisse, the minimalist typeface Moogdula, Offset, the sans typeface Quatro, the windowed typeface Ventana, Voluble, Starline, Santa Clara, the trekkie typeface Wet Alien, and the experimental typeface Chida, mentioned here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cofounder, with Ralph du Carrois, of bBox Type. Creator of the free Google Web Font ABeeZee (2012), a sans typeface created to help children. The font was published by Carrois Type Design and extended to include ABeZeh Icons (2016), ABeZeh Slab (2016) and ABeZeh Konfetti (2016). She also designed the rounded sans typeface Gute (2018, with ralph du Carrois at bBox Type) and the rough handwriting typeface Mamotschka (2017). [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 typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
German designer at xplicit Berlin. Codesigner of Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
In 2016, he designed the free blackletter typeface Bajern.
In 2017, he published the slab serif typeface Farsan and the free ink splash typeface Pissjar Sans (for which he peed over 300 times during a six-month period). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [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).
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the following script or signage typefaces in 2018: Refadhiana Lajuba (calligraphic), Annjelina (calligraphic), Willdiyana (calligraphic), Mollgarete, Dino Party (a children's book font), Sweet Dream, Sweet Sweet (a curly script), Milena Hymes Script, Aggie Marder Script, Musche Moulton Script, Marshabella (calligraphic), Cathleen, Angelica, Bella Madelyn, Michelle Stine, Alissa Thomas, Angies Luis Script, Krusyida, Ossellany Script, Austria Script, Motesia (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2019: Varelisa, England (a wild script), Sarllina, Amilya (a curly script), Fartos Benofa, Sinta Script, Berlin Script, Leone Moliss, Davina Sichelle, Molin (a softly curved serif), Berlin Script, Antonio, Bilges (a display didone), Sarmytos, Mortyni, Beldon, Goliyana (a formal calligraphic script), Mellysa, Osella Estin (a signature font), Mellionery, Antilira, Amerthyna.
Artcity is a digital type foundry and lettering studio based in Legionowa, Poland. Artcity specializes in designing fonts for comic books and books for children. The principal, Daniel Bak, is the Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the free monoline signage typeface Sweet Melody (2012). In 2014, Sweet Melody became a commercial typeface. He also designed the comic book typefaces Wormtongue, Fatality, Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, the techno typeface Technikolor (2014), the poster typeface Jeffs Garage, the Latin/Cyrillic children's book font family Zira (2014), and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).
In 2018, he published Baobab.
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramzehhh and as Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (free bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (a spurred tattoo / blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Martinez (Tuscan), Hughoney, Rockrace, Monabelia (Victorian), Philosophiya, Love Quake, Childwood, Circulat Decorative Frames, Dakmodal, Yasaman, Bsakoja, Meringam, Besigetz (Victorian), Bedempank, Ngamboel (a modern inline), Jemahok (an inline typeface), Sirunian (decorative blackletter), Belinjangan (brush style), Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Mirandah (monoline, vintage), Subversia (Victorian), Bertha (a free display family that includes Shadow Line, Sans and Spurred substyles), Quickers, Marchelle (art deco), Lourena, Mellynda, Leophard (octagonal), Wishteria, Slashback, Katheryna, Febiolla, Tropicane, Maretha (a monoline script).
Typefaces from 2019: Requeiro (a spurred inline vintage font), Mourich (an all caps display typeface), Newston (a tall condensed news headline typeface family), The Black Sugare (blackletter-inspired), Magnies (an elegant stencil), Hermona (a spurred vintage label font), Bronzier (a sports font), Mayhena (a monoline script), Amnestia (a vintage all caps typeface), Highrush (font duo), Humeira (for children's books), Montheim (retro signage font), Hodgeson (a slab serif family), Delaroca, (a spurred black metal band font) Banda Niera, Bargers Distressed (spurred, Victorian), The Realita, Newston (a compressed skyline-style font), Ariestha Script, The Black Square, Requiem (Victorian or rococo inline caps), Invasible, Ferguson (an almost monoline slab serif family), Mirenath (a rounded vintage monoline typeface), Afolkalips (a tribal painted font inspired by the Papuan culture), Mellandry, Masterson (a slab serif western font), Marsheila (art deco), Kanjian, Belinjangan, Sirunian (a decortaive spurred typeface), Quickers, Marcheile (slightly art nouveau), Marcheile, Monabelia, Nourishe (a fashion mag sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Revans (a display sans).
Artsy Fartsy (was: McFontsy)
Artsy Fartsy (earlier: McFontsy) is Michelle Conley's place on the web. Free fonts: x-spiralmental (spiral dingbats), SloppyMe (hand-printed), New Toy (kid's writing), Corner Table (dingbats).
Mosbach, Germany-based designer of Mibelle (2015), Edmond Bold (2015), Brad Bold (2015, brush font), Josia (2015, hand-crafted by a child), Palm Script (2015, curly font), Sarayon (2015, fat crayon script based on daughter Sarah's handwriting), Friday Script (2014), Vector Font No 5 (2015), Jekyde Bold (2015, fat brush font), Inkje Italic (2015, brush),Bbambink (2015) and Bambist Condensed (2015, hand-made with bamboo pen and ink).
Typefaces from 2016: Miller Mini, Palim (grungy curly script), Mondeen, Mondeen Condensed.
Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly hand-printed. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky typeface Earthling, Orange Cat (hand-printed poster face), and the fun typefaces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.
Typefaces from 2015: Hightide (hand-lettered script).
Bogor, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1996, of the script typefaces Sign of Love (2018), Guyona (2018), William (2018), Merry Sugar (2018: monolined), Winter Spirit (2018), Yumina (2018), Signattured (2018), Holy Mollyn (2018, monoline), Merry Sugar Snow (2018), Anchorage (2018), Ahora (2018), Oska (2018), Gevano (2018), Thankful Sunday (2018), Warm Snow (2018), Roody Last (2018, dry brush), Spala Mars (2018: rounded sans), Moon Knight (2018: rounded sans), Thanksgiving Cooker (2018), Allira (2018), Athenia (2018), Funny Duck (2018), Beauty One (2018: monoline script), Christ Type (2018, Sans and Script), Monoline Script (2018), Monoline Brush Font (2018), Delfoo (2018), Reed Hop (2018), Ourlastt (2018), Mudica (2018) and the vintage typeface Bromoto (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Anttalla (a calligraphic script), Rotove, Rogue One (monoline script), Southea (a monoline script), Halloweb (a Halloween font), Kiddo Sketch, Retro One (monoline), Rose Malow, Bunny Hopper (+Ear), Eggy Bunny (+Ear), Happy Clover (+Display, +Leaf Display), Luvky Green, Lovely Jeanne (font duo), Sansitype Script, Handa (all caps sans), Nosa, Wonder Scribble, Sattori. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aurora Type Co
Donetsk and Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the bubblegum / cartoon font Balloon (2015), the brush typefaces Adelina Script (2015) and Supertramp (2015), and the free signage typeface Candy (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Americus (a weathered sign painting emulation font), Legend (Script, Serif, Sans Serif), Makers (brush), Heartland.
Typefaces from 2017: Bourbon House, Aurora Script (formal calligraphic script), Bjola (an informal children;s book font full of joie de vivre).
Typefaces from 2018: Gastro Kultura (hand-crafted).
Autumn Lane Paperie
Or Rebecca McCormik. Californian designer of some hand-crafted typefaces.
Typefaces from 2020: Moxie, sanibel, Bitte, Brioche.
Typefaces from 2019: Angeleno Brush script, Tropical Trail script, Waterssong Brush Script, Key Larrgo (brush script), Homebrewer, Wild Children, River Road, Dear Journal, Catalunya Script, Sassfras, Azusa sans, Fall Ember (wild calligraphy), Blossomberry, Souls Wuld (font duo), Inverness, Beach Say Script, Bolabos Script, Wyldling Script, Unbridled Script, Delish, Reynolds Square, Jamjar Script, Globetrotter (signature script), Mardi Gras, La Boheme Script, The Glen Brush (a Treefrog script), Boogie Down, Fete Casual Script, Resfeber Script, Salt and Sea, Barcelona Nights, Farmhouse Country, Friday Vibes Script, Katiekate Font Duo, Ethanol Sans, Kirsteny Sans, Lilykins Sans.
Typefaces from 2018: You Are Capable of Amaz, Sweet Tea Always, Welcome to our Home, Gypsy Soul, Salt and Sea, Be a Pineapple, May Your Coffee Be Strong, Adventure Awaits, Seas The Day, Ocean Child, Beach Daze, Sunday Funday, Barcelona Nights, Save Water Drink Wine, Sasshole, Keep Calm and Craft On, Flipflops and Tanlines, Salty Hair Don't Care, Cardio is Hardio, On wednesdays We Drink, All You Need Is Love And tacos, Sunshine and Tanlines, Beach Hair Don't Care, Farmhouse Country, As For Me and My House, I Run on Vitamin Sea, Cruise Hair Don't Care, Sunrise Sunburn Sunset, Flipflop Tribe Handlett, She's Whieskey in a Teacup, The Snark is Strong with this one, Friday Vibes, The Sass is Strong With This One, Shady Beach SVG, Resting Beach Face Hand, Remember Who You are, Home is Where the Heart is, Fresh from the farm SVG, Motivated Handlettered, Bride, I Need a Hug, Ethanol Sans, The hangover is Strong, Slay, Good Vibes Only, Momboss, Wildflowers, Pinot, Ink-Credible, Mother of Girls, You Had Me At Merlot, Love Herat, Whiskey Makes Me Frisky, Team Mom, Need More Tattoos, Maybe Swearing, Y'All, This Girl, Queen of Caffeine, Island Girl, Watch Me Sip Chardonnay, Sugar Spice Cocktail, Namastay, Sassy Handlettered SVG, Made with Love, That Wife Life, Socially Awkward, Katiekate Inline, Auttie, Ampersand Mania, Sugar Love, Party dress, Dream, Springbreak, Whiskey Girl Script, Irton Inline+Solid, Patisserie Script.
Earlier typefaces: Warmth (2017), The Island Sans (2018), Parkchester Script (2017), Backyard Garden (2017), Just Daring Hearts (2017), Lush sans (2017), Conquistador Serif (2017), Oh Savannah (2017: signature font), Plumeria Brush Script (2017), Orange Grove (2017), Cherokee Rose (2017: calligraphic script), Sweet Jasmine (2017: calligraphic), Florida Girl (2017), Florida Girl Sans (2017), Magnolia Plantation (2017), Breakwater (2017), Miami Vibes (2017), Coquina Clam (2017), Sugar Dumplin Sans (2017), Sea Breeze (2017), Chicken & Waffles (2017), Da Beach (2017), She Sells Seashells (2017), Bless Your Heart (2017), Buttermilk Biscuit Sans (2017), Lovely Nirvana (2017), Just Darling (2017), Croissant (2017), Summer Market (2017), Rose Bud (2017), Spring Market (2017), Amazeballz Brush (2015), Auttie Girl Hand (2015), Stabby Penguin (2015, dry brush script), Giraffy (2015), Smirk (2014), AJ Normal (2014, children's hand emulation) and Beck Callig (2014).
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, was a prolific American type designer. With 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, he specialized in calligraphic script typefaces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts. Many of its fonts published after Alonso's death in 2007 were completed by John Bomparte.
John Bomparte 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.
Alonso created these typefaces:
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] ⦿
George Triantafyllakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Founder, with Manolis Pratsinakis, of Backpacker, where one can find free Latin and Greek typefaces: 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 typefaces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal (2001-2005): BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. 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).
He set up the independent foundry Atypical.
Designer of TapeBold (2015, iFontMaker).
In 2016, he released the free all caps sans typeface Hellenica for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2017 he participated in the team of designers who won the competition for the design of the new visual identity of the National Library of Greece (George D. Matthiopoulos, Dimitris Papazoglou, George Triantafyllakos and Axel Peemöller).
Bangkit Tri Setiadi
Banned Do Not Upload
Creator of the primitive handscribbled typefaces Greta 100, Mascots, BBAlphaUnicode and CheerokeSangamMN, all done in 2011. Creator of Ja and Mobiles Font, both made using iFontMaker in 2011. Fontspace link. Aka Bintang Kencana. [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator (b. 1973) of Chalky Chicken (2015, crayon font) Chicken Scratch (2015), Fat Chicken (2015), Pastelfont (2013) and Lefty Does Righty Charcoal (2015), children's script fonts. Aka Captain Jack Harness. [Google] [More] ⦿
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, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), 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 ultra-Victorian typeface Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, 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, 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.
In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3.
Barmoor Foundry showcases hand-crafted and script fonts created by Californian illustrator Tracy Sabin. Typefaces from 2016: Lechlade (inspired by the handwriting of the great British pen and ink artists Edward Lear, John Tenniel, E. H. Shepard and Edward Ardizzone), Antibes.
Typefaces from 2018: Muschamp (P22: midway between a beatnik type and a curly vampire script).
Beary Design (or: Letter Beary)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia (and/or San José, CA)-based designer of a href="https://www.myfonts.com/fonts/beary/smitta-bali/">Smitta Bali (2020: script), Gantrol (2020: a great retro signage script), Gantry (2019: identical to Gantrol?), Sottel (2019), Hamelin (2019:a signage script), Hatmi White (2019), Amatins (2019), Anuin (2019), Dino Kids (2019), Gatelo (2019), Baby Fun (2019), Nora Halim (2019), Bannie (2019), Mama Bunny (2019), Hansley (2019: a script), Chellion (2019: a meaty script), Casttano (2019), Gritten (2019), the display typeface Great Brington (2019), Dalena (2019: script), the children's book font Happy Kids (2019), the slab serif typefaces Helman (2019) and Arizon (2018), the decorative font Good Brinton (2019), the copperplate serif font Heiden (2019), the script typefaces Queen Elena (2019), Sennita (2019), Shantty (2019) and Belico (2019), and the marker pen font Moyudan (2019). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
GabbySol Neterprise dba Bellafonts is a foundry, est. 2011, in Mineral Wells, WV, by Michelle Grewe. She created the beautiful cat dingbat font Cat Crypt (2009, free at Dafont), the dingbat typefaces Diaper Bag (2011) and Leprechaun Vomit (2011). In 2014, she added the scrawly children's font Gabby (based on the hand of a first-grade student) and the dingbat typeface Floral Flush.
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Bessie Love created the Molecule typeface (2014). Molecule is the official wayfinding typeface for The Children's Museum in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. [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.
Nengtak, Bangunjiwo, Kasian, Bantul, Semarang and Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Marchell (2017: copperplate calligraphic script), Bluesky (2017), Kallisa Script (2017: brush), the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Blandes (2017: brushed signage font), Slender (2017: signature font), Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Wildcats (2017: vintage signage font), Alentine (2017, brush style), Black Django (2017), Rockaboy (2017, signage), Raidand (2017, brush signage script) and Conjure (2017, Victorian).
Typefaces from 2018: Flanella, Clarissa, Kallisa (dry brush), Funkies (signage script), Monthelo (signage script), Chomolatte, Anthemis (a heavy signage script), Northead (a vintage display typeface), Quiska, Fresty, Old Finlander (Victorian), Black Drama (a free Victorian typeface), Blackjack (sign painter font).
Typefaces from 2019: Sagesta, Hayline, Old Finlander 9a balckletter vampire font), Streamzy (a great graffiti font), Questario, Heatting, Bubble Boom (defined by graffiti and comic books), Brigherdz, Black Night (a horror font), Sporter (octagonal), Orlande (brush script), Dayland, Birallina, Stonekids (a layerable signage script for children's books), Beautiful Roses (a swashy calligraphic font duo), Butchery, Heykido Script, Queenline (monoline, swashy), Letter Marker, Frenda (a monoline retro signage script), Rockadelic (signage script), Bresley (a signature font), Brayles (a brush signage script), Hondurhas (a vintage typeface family by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Hungry Beast (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji). Graphicriver link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Blondina lived and worked in Martinique, France for eight years. She graduated in 1999 from Insitut régional d'art visuel de la Martinique (IRAVM). Blondina founded Atelier Elms in Cave Hill, Barbados, in 2002. Her clients can be found in the United States, the British Virgin Islands, Martinique, Dominica and Barbados. She returned to settle in Barbados in November 2003. Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011. Her graduation typeface there was Naej (2011), a typeface family for recreational children's storybooks. Lively and bouncy, it blends script and sans into a refreshing breakfast. She calls the family calligraphic and neohumanist. Blondina finally published Naej in 2012 at a German foundry, URW.
In 2013, she graduated from the Plantin Institute's type design program under Frank E. Blokland. Her graduation typeface there was Calina.
Presently, she is a PhD student at the Aix-Marseille University, and is based in Aix-en-Provence. Since 2015, she organizes Typote, mobile workshops for training in calligraphy, lettering, typeface design and graphic design. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bluestype Studio (was: Jefri Design)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of Margareth Script (2019: monoline), Rotten Brothers (2019), Gatteway Signature (2019), Sabrina Pamella (2019), Wonderkids (2019: a children's font), Pevanytta (2019), Blackpool (2019), Southwill (2019: a monoline script), Ventina (2019), Kingstand (2019), Andalusia (2019), Nottingham (2019: a monoline script), Fatherland (2019: a monoline script), The Hanster (2019: a monoline script), Bandicat (2019: a children's book font), Brittney Signature (2019), The Suavity (2019), The Submit (2019), Salatama (2019), the hand-crafted typefaces Kindness (2019), Kittenblue (2019), Jackblack (2019), Boldy (2019), Bambu (2019), and Bumper (2019), and the connected script typefaces Buttervill (2019), Angellita (2019), Hamellista (2019), Lambada (2019) and Tunggang (2019).
Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Pieter van Rosmalen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002. He runs Bold Monday's Eindhoven office.
In 2018, Bold Monday joined The Type Network.
Pieter van Rosmalen has designed retail as well as custom typefaces for clients worldwide, such as NBC Universal, Audi AG, General Electric and KPN. One of Pieter's designs is used for street signs in South Korea. Pieter's retail typefaces in the Bold Monday catalog include
Bold Monday also has typefaces by other designers. In 2012, Bold Monday published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd. Oskar (2002-2013). They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929. In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd.
Further typefaces include Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Naomi (1999) and Pixel Package.
GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
In 2018, Pieter published the experimental pixel-inspired typeface family Alterego.
Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today (Futura Today, 2012, with Paul van der Laan), and NBC Universal. For Holland Festival in 2014, Paul van der Laan designed the stencil typeface HF Stencil (in collaboration with design studio Thonik, Amsterdam, and Diana Ovezea), a design inspired by Glaser Stencil.
Bosil Unique Fonts
American designer Michael Bosen or Michael Bolen (Bosil Unique Fonts) made these fonts in 2003: Mikie's Christmas List (hand-printed), 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, 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.
burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda's foundry in Bern, Switzerland, est. 1994, called Burodestruct and Typedifferent.com.
Free fonts include(d) the gorgeous GalaQuadra (by Angela Pestalozzi, 1999), Eject Katakana (1998), Dippex (1995, grunge font), Ticket (1995), Rocket 70 (1996), Ratterbit (1995, pixel font), Plakatbau (1995), Lodel Fizler (1996), Flossy (1995), Faxer (1995), Console Remix (1998), Cravt (1998, by "Katrin"), Stereotype (1998, by M. Brunner), Brockelmann (1995, free), Kristallo (1997, very original display face) and Billiet (1996).
Other fonts: Acidboyz (1998), Alustar (1999), BD Asciimax (1999, ascii art font), BD Billding, Bdr_mono (1999), Brick (1996, like Kalendar), Cluster (1996), Console (1997), Doomed (1998), Eject (1998), Electrobazar (1995), Elside (1995), Globus (1996), Fazer (1996), Lofi (1997), Medled (1995), Paccer (1995), Solaris (1998), Spicyfruits_brush_rmx (1998, a nice high-contrast face), Spicyfruits_rmx, Wurst (free, by Heiwid, 2000), Relaunch (2000), Relaunch Katakana (2000, free), Rainbow (2000), DeLaFrance (2000, free, by Heiwid), Electronic Plastic (2000), Colonius (2001), Cash (2001), Cashbox (2001), Bilding (2001), Meter (2001), Mustang (2001), Bankwell (2001), BD Alm (2001), Balduin (2001), Tatami (2001, oriental look font), Hexades (2001, free), Nippori (2002, techno), Jura (2002), Bonbon (2002, free), Band (2002, free), Navyseals (2002, kitchen tile font), Ritmic (2002), BDR Mono (1999, OCR-like font), Mann (2003, ultra fat stencil), Aroma (2003), Zenith (2003), Nebraska (2003), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Wakarimasu (2004, free kana face), BD Bernebeats (2004, futuristic), BD Deckard (2004), BD Spinner (2004), BD Victoria (2004), BD Designer (2004), BD Kalinka (2005, a curly ultra-fat display face), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Varicolor (2005, stencil), BD Chantilly (2005), BD Memory (2005), BD Emerald (2005, beveled), BD Kalinka (2005, Cyrillic simulation), BD Extrwurst (2005), BD Aquatico (2005), BD Mandarin (2005), BD Polo (2005), BD Beans (2005), BD Tiny (2005, pixel face), BD Times New Digital (2006), BD Panzer (2006), BD Jupiter, BD Jupiter Stencil (2006), BD Pipe (2006), BDR Mono 2006 (2006), BD Fimo Outline (2007, free, by Nathalie Birkle), BD Bermuda (2007, experimental and geometric), BD Smoker (2007, psychedelic), BD Radiogram (2007), BD Mother (2007, exaggerated black Egyptian), BD Fimo Regular (2007, free), BD Demon (2007), BD Reithalle (2007, free), BD Halfpipe (2007, free), BD Broadband (2008, free; not to be confused with the much older fonts BroadbandICG or FLOP Design's Broadband), BD Viewmaster and BD Viewmaster Neon (2008), BD Electrobazaar (2008), BD Motra (2008, stencil), BD Virtual (2008), BD Spacy 125 (2008), BD AsciiMax, BD ElAutobus (2004), BD Equipment (2004), BD Ramen (2003), BD Retrocentric (2009), BDR A3MIK (2009, virile Latin and Cyrillic slab), BD HitBit (2009), BD Unicorse (2010, unicase and techno), BD Telegraph (2011), BD Schablone (2012, stencil face), BD Pankow (2013, stencil), BD Algebra (2014), BD Hiragana Kuro (2014), BD Qualle (2014, a fat poster typeface), BD Tribler (2015, a tribal font).
Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 free typefaces: Algebra, Alm, Apotheke, AsciiMax, Baldrian, Band, Bankwell, Bardust, Beans, Billding, Billiet, Bonbon, Brockelmann, Burner, Cash, Cashbox, Chantilly, Circo, Console, Console Remix, Cravt, Delafrance, Designer, Destination, Dippex, Eject Katakana, ElAutobus, Elmax, Elside, Equipment, Faxer, Fazer, Fimo, Flossy, Fluke, Galaquadra, Geminis, Halfpipe, Hexades, Hiragana Kuro, Jayn Fonta, Kristallo, Lodelfizler, Lofi, Medled, Meter, Mustang, Outline, Paccer, Pipe, Plakatbau, Plankton, Polo, Ragout, Ramen, Ratterbit, Reithalle, Relaunch, Relaunch Ktna, Rocket70, Sirca, Sirca Rmx, Solaris, Spacy125, Spicyfruits, Spinner, Stella, Stencler, Stereotype, Ticket, Times New Digital, TinyFont, Tribler, Unfold, Wakarimasu.
Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 commercial typefaces: A3mik, Acidboyz, Alustar, Aquatico, Aroma, Balduin, BDR Mono 2006, Bermuda, Bernebeats, Breakbeat, Brick, Broadband, Calamares, Central, Cluster (Corporate), Colonius, Deckard, Demon, Discount, Doomed, Edding850, Eject, Electrobazar 2008, Electronicplastic, Elk, Emerald, Endless, Extrawurst, Fontabello, Globus, Good Wood, Hell, Hitbit, Jupiter, Jura, Kalinka, Kameron, Kinski, Las Palmas, Mandarin, Mann, Memory, Mother, Motra, Naranino (2012: a children;s script), Navyseals, Nebraska, Nippori, Nokio, Orlando, Pankow, Panzer, Qualle, Radiogram, Rainbow, Retrocentric, Ritmic, Robotron, Schablone, Showlong, Smoker, St.Moritz, Stalker, Stonehenge, Sweethome, Tatami, Telegraph, Unexpected, Unicorse, Varicolor, Victoria, Viewmaster, Virtual, Wotka, Wurst, Wurst Directors Cut, Zenith.
In 2015, Gianfreda designed BD Barbeaux (a condensed typeface with the fashionable chic of the French art nouveau or film noir).
Typefaces from 2016: BD Kickrom Mono (LED emulation type).
Typefaces from 2018: BD Westwork.
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 typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), 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 typeface 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 typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface 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 typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard 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 typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface 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 typeface 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), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), 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 typeface 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 typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
Captain Ludd represents the children of the Rosa Parks school, and is based in saint Etienne, France. They created some simple fun typefaces such as the paper cutout typeface Frechette (2019), the color font La Platine (2019), and the straight-edged La Rosa (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kycka (2011) is a hand-printed slab serif family designed for children's books. Karty (2011, Eurotypo) is a blackboard bold pair of typefaces inspired by Baskerville. Marilyn (2011, Eurotypo) is an informal bouncy heavy sans face. Natalie (2011) is a condensed slab serif face.
In 2012, she published the connected script family Gilda, the informal cursive typefaces Zanya, Miss Seshat (Eurotypo) and Belha, the script typeface Lirio (Eurotypo), the hand-printed Pimpin, and the fat finger family Souffle.
Typefaces from 2013: Aleka (a vampire script in the style of Bombshell Pro), Mots (a light feminine script), Vernaccia, Eydis (connected script), Bonna (a successful calligraphic family), Rocha (funky cartoon style), Mussa (a curly children's book font), Onna (multiline script), Blondy (curly signage script), Gemma (connected script), Gemmadonati (another connected script), Lavinia (signage script), Ameglia (seductive upright flourished vernacular script).
Typefaces from 2014: Juliette, Urbis (curly script), Tansy (a charming connected script), Flamenca (connected script), Mde Sade (flowing wedding script), Nubila, Gardeny (script), Eroli (connected calligraphic script), Andria (script), Kumma (script), Tout, Tout Web Icons, Tout Restaurant Icons.
Typefaces from 2015: Parisi (calligraphic script), Scintillae Script, Santa Rita (signage script), Kira (brushy font), Amorino, Aprilis (signage script), Redbird (brush script), Muscari (connected script), Ambar (connected script with a roman caps set called Ambar Serif).
Typefaces from 2016: Lyllo, Redmoon Basic, Sond (brush script), Nuit (an informal typeface based on hand-printing), Wildly (brush type), Bloem (Script and Sans), Brun (brush typeface), Joias, Scriptum (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Anemos (a powerful retro signage script), Bernyck (retro script), Mathylda Script (a calligraphic signature font), Cinefile, Stanffords (a brush script paired with Stanffords Sans), Clauques Script and Sans (a signature script), Jacine (Sans+Script), Pial, Mont Rose (based on examples published in Script Lettering (1957, M. Meijer)), Barcares, MyBella (a casual calligraphic script), Skyr Pro (hand-crafted), Gageac (a decorative didone), Atmosfera (a glamour sans based on didone contrast), Waylom (script).
Typefaces from 2019: Novata, Violant (a medieval script), Manises (inspired by a text written on a 16th century tile), Mostaza (a signage script), Trauville (calligraphic), Magie, Magie Slim, Beauville Script (a retro script), Bovary (a calligraphic script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based graphic designer. Creator of the Baille simulation typeface called Braille (1999, Garcia Fonts), the child's handwriting typeface Loreakop (1995, Garcia Fonts) and the funky display typeface Calypso (1997). Uses the artistic alias Txarly Brown. He also made the Kafkaesque caps typeface Vertigo (1996, Garcia Fonts), the stunning stencil typeface 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 typefaces 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 typefaces.
First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps typeface 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).
Typefaces from 2015: Kids at Play (ornamental caps).
Cesc Design (was: Ceskus Disseny)
Cesc (Francesc) Aldabó (Ceskus Disseny) is based in Sant Cugat des Valles and/or Terrassa, Spain. Studio Ceskus Disseny created Climb (2011, a decorative typeface), Dingbat Space Invaders (2013, FontStruct: a pixel font inspired by the 1978 video game by Taito Corporation), Letterplayground (a space and alphabets created by Nate Williams), and Grafftastics (2013, a graffiti font used for a festival in Sabadell). In 2014, they made the decorative typeface Climb.
In 2014, Aldabó made Climb Font (based on climbing gear), Tipoencuentro (poster face), Typoasi (modular), 15M Typestencil, and I Love Climbing.
Typefaces from 2017: Walls Talk.
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 typeface 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 typeface 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 shaded 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).
Typefaces from 2015: Doodlizing, Patterns (artsy dingbats). In 2016, she made the dingbat typeface Owlmazing, and in 2018 Outlyne.
Illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta, where she runs Might Could Studios. Her typefaces include Might Could Marker (2017), Might Could Pen (2016), Might Could Pencil (2016), Might Could Sans (2016, hand-crafted) and Might Could Script (2016, a monoline script, perhaps for children's books). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cigdem "Chi" Michalski (ChiChiLand, San Francisco, CA) is an illustrator whose work is mainly related to children. One of her typographic posters, Sweet Little Ones (2015), is especially appealing. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the clean hand-printed typeface Cindyyo (2012) and of A Swirl Velvet (2012), Sponge Meets Vanilla (2012), Miss Disorder (2012), Elic Loves Biscuit (2012, children's hand), La Elique (2012, children's scrawl), Moms Hand (2012), Grundlegende (2012), Doppia Linea (2012), Einfach (2012), We Love Cute Things (2012) and Hands of Mumu (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
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 Eduardo Corradine Mora 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 typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), 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 co-designed 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: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2019: Austera Text (a comfortable workhorse serif).
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed 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. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s.
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of Italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. Updated in 2019 as Cocomat Pro.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
Canovaro's Arista served as a basis for the 29-style monolinear rounded sans typeface family Aristotelica (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical. See also Codec Pro (2019).
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. In 2019, that was followed by Blacker Pro (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli, who write: Blacker Pro is the revised and extended version of the original wedge serif type family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2017. Blacker was developed as a take on the style that Jeremiah Shoaf has defined as the "evil serif" genre: typefaces with high contrast, oldstyle or modern serif proportions and sharp, blade-like triangular serifs). Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic, the sans family Aquawax Pro, and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini at Zetafonts published a slightly calligraphic Elzevir typeface, Lovelace.
In 2019, the lapidary typeface family Beatrix Antiqua (Francesco Canovaro) was reworked by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini together with Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini into a 50-style type system called Monterchi that includes Text, Serif and Sans subfamilies. Monterchi is a custom font for an identity project for a famous fresco in Monterchi, developed under the art directorship of Riccardo Falcinelli.
Tarif (2019) is a typeface family inspired by the multicultural utopia of convivencia---the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in tenth century Andalusia that played an important role in bringing to Europe the classics of Greek philosophy, together with Muslim culture and aesthetics. It is a slab serif typeface with a humanist skeleton and inverted contrast, subtly mixing latin zest, calligraphic details, extreme inktraps, and postmodern unorthodox reinvention of traditional grotesque letter shapes. The exuberant design, perfect for titling, logo and display use, is complemented by a wide range of seven weights allowing for solid editorial use and great readability in body text. Matching italics have been designed with the help of Maria Chiara Fantini and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, while Rania Azmi has collaborated on the design of the arabic version of Tarif, where the humanist shapes and inverted contrast of the latin letters find a natural connection with modern arabic letterforms.
Late in 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini released the fun typeface family Hagrid at Zetafonts, which writes: Crypto-typography---the passion for unknown, weird and unusual character shapes---is a disease commonly affecting type designers. Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini has celebrated it in this typeface family, aptly named Hagrid after the half-blood giant with a passion for cryptozoology described by R. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books. Extreme optical corrections, calligraphic counter-spaces, inverted contrast, over-the-top overshoots: all the inventions that abound in vernacular and experimental typography have been lovingly collected in this mongrel sans serif family, carefully balancing quirky solutions and solid grotesque design. [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.
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Bali, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1983) of Baruna (2018: vintage decorative font), Brotherley (2018), the hilarious Chef Characters Icons (2018), the sans typeface Drupadi (2018), the ball terminal typeface Cameo Sweet Gothic (2018), the hand-crafted typefaces Miyake Signature (2018), Kiddo Handwriting (2018), Puralova Script (2018) and Children Alien (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Popstick (an ultra-smooth popart style rounded sans), Yellost (blackletter), Chalk and Pamor, Little Pea, Tropiello (Tuscan, Victorian), Pink Shark, Molga, Othelie (swashy and medieval), Brume, Little Pea, Kuashe (monoline), Lordish (blackletter), Blue Angel, Black Cameo (spurred), Puralova, Milova (a great calligraphic typeface).
Hamilton, Victoria, Australia-based designer of Torquay Hotel (2015, a great dry brush typeface), Tropical Nights Script (2015), Blitzen (2015, a scribbly outlined typeface), White Snowfall Script (2015), Third Storey (2015, +Brush, +Regular, +Marker), Twisted Willow (2015, a connected exaggerated script), Saltywaters (2015, an attractive brush script), Operation 22 (2015), Sideline Bold (2015), Sideline Hollow (2015), Juicy Brush (2015), Blushingly (2015, a brushy wedding script font), Thystle Leaf (2015), La Bambiny (2015: painted Treefrog style script), Sweet Dreamer Script (2015, children's hand), the fat brush typeface Coalface (2015) and the curly fat brush scripts Wonderlicious (2015) and Rumpledrop (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Boltis, Tantrums, Favoured (rough brush), Goatfish, Odd Socks, Passion Fruits, Boom&Farrow, Blissfully, Snowblown (a chunky marker font), Loganberry, Roll Off, Shakeoff (dry brush), Grainger, Irish Brogue, Saltie Sea, Gorgeously You, Yellow Gold, Seriously Rad (brush font), Sorrella Script, Woodend retro, Roamfest Brush Script, Doctors Scrawl script, Needle & Thread, Rabbit Fur (brush type), Moonlit harvest, Quickly Script, Multiculture, Lusciously, Listless, Lemony Zest, Liberty & Love, Lemonade Fizzo, Illabarook Script, Humongous, Hot Chips, Going Slow, Aberfoyle Park Script, Strike One, Lovers Avenue, Glen Thompson, Sing Aloud, Berry Shortcake, Yellow Taxi, Shopwreck (dry marker font), Faithful True, Flattering, Zombie Zone, Feathertop, Jellybeans, Show+Tell, Swizzlesticks, Label Marker, Hello Journal, School Blackboard, Life+Laughter, Holiday Chaos, Silverwaves, Bjorn Rider (marker font), Affectionate Brush (crayon font).
Typefaces from 2017: Soundbound, Trescott, Tyndust Script, Wallower Script, Berry Merry, Beautiful Lights Script, Song of the River Script, Oh Mistletoe Script, Holiday Joy, Jingle Joy, Holiday Coffee Script, Cheerful Elf Script, Journey's Inn (brush), Ice Castle, Frosted Cupcake, Oh Surrender Script, Moonlight Sailing Script, Justify Brush Script (dry brush), Just Maria Script, Falling Pumpkins Script, Bright Soul Script, Blossomie Script, Joy Flight Script, Loving Saskia (watercolor brush), Blue Liquid, Lemons Soda Script, Southerner (dry brush script), Theodoria Script (tall swashy calligraphic typeface), Highline, Southfall Script (formal calligraphy), Serial Catch, Travelling Abroad, Warrenson Script, Saturday Rock, Indulgence Script, Cottage Gardens Script, Spoonfull Script, Pattersonville Script (signature font).
Typefaces from 2019: Abiding Love, Lightheartedly, Bright Glow Script, Bloom of Life, Enjoying Life, KindSoul SVG Script & Serif, Quest, Roverback, Route Nine Script, Cozi Glow, Consequat, Quick Scrawl Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1987, of these typefaces in 2017: Clone Line, Blitz, Genio Script, Rhythm Script, Luzhniki, Cendana, Wow, Single, Mantra, Lovable, Eruption, Finger Dance, Never Old, Bravo, Funday, Lexa Sans, Supernova, Ventura sans, Lol Signature, Frysca, Granite, Signsation, Addictive, Magic Wave, Vallent (sans), Signora, Magic Wave, Signature Talk, Alexis, Prologue, Bullet, Red Blood, Talkin Talk, Tsamina, Jealous Boy, Almost Soul Mate, Romantic Story, Alayhome Dirty, Angle Silence, Wave of Love, Sleeping Child, Move On, Hompimpa, Cheap Road, Cheerful, Stay Close, Wholess Script, Morning Painters, Slow Down Script, Empty Family, Jumping Pack, Signaspies (signature font), Private Emotion, Cubby Cheeks, Lonely, Cat Cute, Thin Man, Sheep Horn, Angelie, Aza (brush script), Wrong Way, Solid, Swirling, Slash, Child Write, Ink Scratches, Stalk, Being Lazy, Longitudinal End, Unchained, Curbside, Naura, Lay, Elastic, and Ladies Sky.
Typefaces from 2018: Dilan Signature, Syndrom, Ground (rounded sans), Glass, Flowrish (floriated), Aline (multiline), Salting (script), Sellow, Marion, Melting, Move Closer, Reflection, Cavalry, Sway Script, Chenthini, Vero, Inner, City, Break, Bat Hill.
Typefaces from 2019: Pring, Racheto (bilined), Alusans, Tooth (Tuscan), Apache, Analyst (stencil), Amblas (geometric monoline sans), Nona (oriental look), Pieces, Black Forest (textured caps), Drops.
Letterer and designer in Mexico City. In 2017, she designed the text typeface Tessitura especially for small print sizes. Co-founder of the Tipas Type type foundry in Mexico City together with Monica Munguia, and Sandra Garcia. Dafne Martinez studied graphic design at Facultad de Artes y Diseño, UNAM, and has a Masters in typography from Centro de Estudios Gestalt. She specializes in calligraphy and lettering. In 2019, Dafne Martinez, Monica Munguia, and Sandra Garcia co-designed the roundish informal children's book typeface Xantolo and the wood type / slab serif typeface Xihtli. [Google] [More] ⦿
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Aleksandra and Daniel Mizielińscy are from Warsaw, where they set up Hipopotam. Together, they created the hand-drawn 3d outline typeface Bubol (2011), the hand-printed Cartographer (2011), the grungy caps typeface Mr. Black (2011), the upright connected monoline script typeface Mrs White (2011), and the constructivist typeface 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 typefaces).
Typefaces from 2016: Mr Dum Dum.
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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 typeface Whypo (2009, Fontcapture), the counterless fat typeface 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 nihilist grunge typeface 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 (hand-printed), Victualia X (2011, a hand-drawn 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), Dulcet (2014, vintage script), Left Hand path (2015, hand-printed), Lost + Forlorn (2017, a punk/horror typeface), Wounds (2018: a scribbly horror font).
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Eagle Mountain, UT-based creator of free and commercial fonts and icons, ca. 2014---often poster fonts in the style of Pintassilgo or Hanoded---including Pleasantly Plump Icons (2013), Skewed Icons, Stacked (2013), Torple (2014), DubBub (2014), End To End Mini (2014), The Right Stuff Mini (2014), Gab Mini (2014), Two and Two Mini (2014), Peabo (2014, stars and stripes font), Forfty Mini (2014), Scribble (2014), Quick & Dirty Mini (2014), Cedar (2016), Aquabella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Milk&Honey, Sweet&Silly, Barb&Cally, Chirp, Crackalackin, Mojave Script, Bottega, Beachwood, Truant, Totally Tubular, Marimba (rounded script in Wide, Sans, Slab and Doodles styles), Summertime (brush script), Waliroo (a creamy interlocking poster typeface), Hello Spring, Highflier, Strawberry Dreams, Childish Reverie (a great playful font).
Typefaces from 2018: Forever Grateful, Acres, Shriek (a Halloween font), Too Cool for School, Sketchy Story, Jokers, Cottage+Farmhouse, One in a Melon, Thin Stanley, Stacked, Labeck, Mother Nature, Kristof (for children's books), Anything Goes (another children's book font).
Typefaces from 2019: Skiba, BellaNotte, Mighty Mountain, Childlike, Lemon Slice, Spring Showers (font and umbrella doodles), Twinkle The Star, Better Be Lovely, Blanket of Snow.
This site showcases some fun fonts for playful font projects. These include
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.
Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.
Saudi designer in Jeddah who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her monoline comic book script typeface Squiggly. It was designed in several styles for children's story books.
Original fonts as well as font links (about 1800). All fonts made by Dennis Palumbo, a writer from New York, who used to make fonts for Atari. Some fonts were free, but most are now pay fonts, it seems.
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), Gallya (2008).
The list of his fonts: Baby Block Brick, Brick 3D, Ceramic Tile, Chain Link, Clock - Digital, Dalmation, Decorative Borders, Decorative Borders 2, Decorative Borders 3, Decorative Borders 4, Diamond Plate, Filmfont, FilmStrip, First Grade, Flash Cards - Addition, Fractions, Gallya, Gallya Ornamented, Highway Broken Line, I Beam, Marquee, Old English Embellished, Old English Embellished Bold, Old English Embellished Bold Italic, Old English Embellished Italic, Old West, Old West 3D, One Stroke, Pennant, Piano Keyboard, Picket Fence, Porthole, PVC Pipe, San Serif 3D Shadow, San Serif Outline, San Serif Ultra Condensed, San Serif Ultra Condensed Bold, Serif 3D Shadow, Serif Outline, Vector, Vector 3D, Vector Bold, Vector Bold Italic, Vector Italic, PVC Pipe, USA Map, USA States, Zebra Lumber.
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 the 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: Yours truly, Cracked My Tooth, Rockberry, Ferris Wheel Fun, Boxys Return, Charming Gem, DinosaursAreAlive, LittleBlueJay, Search'n-Destroy, StayStrong, TokyoLights, TreasureFingers, VirginiaIsForLovers, Space Romance, Dity Liberties, Jetskis in Summer, Love At First Sight, Sweet Memories, Tammy Rae, Abstract Thing, Jupitors Raising, Haloween is Back Yeahhhh, Dinosaurs are alive, Tokyo Lights, Stay Strong, Virginia Is For Lovers, Treasure Fingers, Little Blue Jay, Sapphire Laguna, Peach Cream Creamsicles, Time Flies When in Paris, Tragic Kingdom, Good Neighbor, Surprze Birthday, Peach Jamz, Killah Pika Pika, Billion Million I Wish, Tights Jays, Cosmic Journey, Infernos Spicy, Golden Skies, Ghost of Marks, Desi Wonderland, Punch Drunk Love, Kirby's Dreamland, Chicken and Waffles, Starbrite, Strawberry Tofu, Stuntin On You, Turtle Wishes, Harlems Playground, Pastaccio, Cookie Chips, Chimichanga, Lemonade Juice, Change of Heart, Bands Make Her Dance, Maxi The Chiwahwah, Tangerine Mangos, American Youth, Poodle Doodles, Gust of Wind, Justify My Love, Lemon Cream Pie, California Skies, 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.
Typefaces from 2015: Expensive Habits, Christmas Season, Slime Season, Hyper Punch Pink, Fly Knit, Potion Fushia, Childs Wish, Flyknit Life, Multicolor Agilitys, Holidays Are Coming, Tiger Dreams, Boyfriend, Kings Kardashhh, Mission Possible, Hotline Bling, Jumbo Rings, Charged Up, Orange County, Ginger Cookies, Little Roxy Gem, Juicy Watermelons, Break from Toronto, Beyond Hyped, Sea Green, Junes Pluto, Entertainment Weekly, Tea Party Ideas, Kimmies Hand, British Loyalty, Veggie Mars, My Little Jewels, Brazil Food, Elecric Circus, Tiny Air Balloons, Multicolored Butterflies, Ghetto Symphony, Morning Kisses, San Francisco, Little Flying Spiders, Pizza and Breadsticks, High Castle Bass, Murakami Rilapika, Fantasea Aqua Babe, Maxs Dreamland, Wedding Plans, Cute As A Button, Glazed Honey Buns, All Star Game Yay, Ice Princess, Chasing Time, Esta Noche, Collection of Jays.
Typefaces from 2016: Oliver Twist, Sparkling Soda, Pastel Skies, Le Gouter, Asiago Bagels, Paris Views, Black Tin Box, Expresso Caffe, Rainbow Dashhh, Watermelon Party, Ultra Moire, State of Dreaming, Indigo Racers, Ultra Beams, Rolling Dices, Spring Fun Vibes, Smooches of You.
Typefaces from 2017: Pastel Swooshin, Escapades, Fishers Wharf, Whoa Baby, Doodles of Fun, Super Villain, Hypebeast, Chais Hand, That Paper, Brazilian BBQ, Anything is Possible, Just Kidding.
Typefaces from 2018: Lady In Yellow, Little Green Apples, Flawless, Pumpkin Seeds, Better Greatgood.
Aka Dhe Woman Nice, b. 1990, Jakarta City, Indonesia. Aka Dhe Bulet Tree, Dhezonk, Typogirl, and Fitri Apriliani. Designer of the black artsy typeface Dhe Crunchy (2010), the hand-printed typeface Dhe Long Zim (2010), Dhe Mysterious (2011, dymo label font), Dhe Wood (2011), Dhe Child Font (2011), and the circular typeface Dhe Balon (2010). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dian Haniffan Hadi
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.
Dismantle Destroy (and before that, Dismantle Design) is located in Clarksville, TN, and is run by Matthew Tyndall (b. 1984), who according to MyFonts lives in Frankfurt, Germany. Creative Market link.
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 typeface 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), I know a ghost, Weathervanes, As You Wish (hand-printed), Hoods and Capers (piano key face), Everglow, Brave Mountains (hand-drawn 3d poster face), Biloxi, Savage Kids (Treefrog-like script), Sleeping Forest, Right as Rain, That's Just Gross, Silent Seas.
Dafont link. The free typefaces at Dafont included the grunge typeface Devotion and Desire (2005), and Something Dangerous, and the hand-printed typeface Meet The Submarine (2011). Many more were added to the free list in 2013.
In 2014, he made Hashi, Daruma (chubby poster typeface), Amely, Crybaby, Handguns, Real Friends, Solid Ground, Skag, Kazoku, Piano Fingers, Vagabond, Wolves at Night (brush font), Write This Down, Polar Bread, Hiroba (sci-fi), Hungry Hobo, Wakari, Suncrusher, Captain Chunk, Tegami (based on the handwriting of Kaori Onoda), Surfaced. [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.
DM Studio (or: DM Letter)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of script typefaces. These include Bravalor (2018), St. Genoa (2018), Skelie Dancie (2018: a Halloween font), Lovely Puppy (2018), Pretty Pumpkin (2018), Gobbie Gobble (2018), Brioche (2018), The Graveyard (2018: Halloween font), The Royale (2018: an unconnected calligraphic script), Mister Boosty (2018: a children's book font), Swan Tales (2018), Chiko and Owlie (2018: another children's book font), Myrtle (2018), Unconnect (stencil), Arabica Vine (2018: free), Romanttica (2018: brush script), Brunella, Qlinsey, Camellia, Morning Glory, Gallant London, Gotmads, Gallant, Mary Quincy. He also designed the display sans typeface Trevor (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Cooless, Hear Memory, Ramstay Script, Simplicity, Cllarin, Spring Whisper, Lemon Torte, Ronallatie, Swally, Mistletoes, Parfait (brush script), Blocky, Bang Bang (signature script), Sparkling Bright, Spooky Webbie, Janethville, Omarta, Rawhill, Dead Skull, Gratefully, Bubble Mint, Ruthyne, Brightside, Sugar Bomb (a cartoon font), Cutie Monster, The Witch (a vampire font), Skellington Hollow (a Halloween font), Melted Monsters, Sethidy, St. Genoa, The Nightmare, Menzanine (speckled texture), SkitCut (scissor-cut letters), The Salvator (flared caps), Road Shot (Tuscan caps), Lodeh (blackletter), Stranger, Bloem Garden, Panacota, Ramtul (a signature font), Beauty Signature, Stone Age, Estella, Hellena, Katalia, Bigbang, Dream Unicorn, Hariston, Unicorn Magic, Bonjour, Madeleine, Fleur Bleue, Hikaru, Hippie Unicorn, Honey Lemon, Sour Crunch (comic book or supermarket sale style), Alamode, Puppy, Angry Monsta, Cutie Bunnie, Melvick (sans), Rosemary, Gothix (dry brush script), Amavos, Serenita, Graveyard Dingbats, Jelly Berry, Slubby Slurpy, Primrose, Spring, Saxophone, Beauty, St. Genoa, Bambang, Romanttica, Sanggria, Honey Beezy, Unicorn Magic, Sugar Bomb (beatnik style), Queeny, Bavalor (a weathered sans), Snow Deer, UnConnect, Tokyo Bay, Cupid Love, Hunny Bummy. Creative Fabrica link.
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs. His typefaces are mostly free. Some commercial typefaces are available via Creative Market.
Typefaces from 2019: VTKS Dracena (a dirty brush script), VTKS HyperBoldi (all caps, grungy), VTKS Amplexus (dancing letters), VTKS Dynamic (grunge), VTKS Unamour.
Typefaces from 2018: Vtks Rockino v2, Vtks Bela Vista (a treefrog script), Vtks Core Reason, Vtks Hand Made, Vtks Blacqui Letter (a decorative inline blackletter), Vtks La Prensitcha, Vtks Brilhante, Vtks Beautizinea, Vtks The Dark, Vtks Lettering, Vtks Urbanizart, Vtks Textones, Vtks Autorized, Vtks BoldCool, Vtks Sportage, Vtks Relpius, Vtks Escape, Vtks Demolition (grunge), Vtks Challenge (weathered), Vtks Propriedade, Vtks Cafezito (coffee klatsch font), Vtks Propaganda (grunge), Vtks Lightness, Vtks Success.
Typefaces from 2017: Carbo 753 (grunge), RokiyoSan, BlowUp (splashy brush), Madalena, Mural, Heavy Duty (grunge), Krueza, Azeitona, Mindfulness, Carruagem, VTKS Sal Grosso, VTKS Realm (grunge), Mercado, Dreamland 223, Dreamland 777.
Typefaces from 2016: Vtks Colored Soul, Vtks Lombriga, Vtks Karmapolis, Vtks Katiassa, Peacemakers (art nouveau), Vtks Gran Moda (brush), Vtks Obscena (curly font), Vtks Zamioyn (childen's script), Vtks Long Time (painted letters), Vtks Solaris (hand-drawn), Vtks Zuadinha, Vtks Peace and Love, VTKS Shine (brush script), VTKS Kacilds (children's script), VTKS Friaka, VTKS MockUp, VTKS Amarelli, VTKS Perereca, VTKS Raladeira, VTKS Rough Col, VTKS Integral, VTKS Voluntario (brush script), Vtks Burning (curly and bewitched), Vtks Simplex Beauty (ornamental caps), Vtks Raladeira, VTKS Black Hair (a fun irregular brush script), VTKS Felicidade (script).
Typefaces from 2015: VTKS Love U, VTKS Mockup, VTKS Academy, Family, Poster (grunge caps), Hunt, VTKS Articles (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Sonho (Treefrog), Lounge Set, Vacancy, Red Line, Old Mobile, Raining, Happiness Always, Good Day, Nicely, Desgaste (spurred), Basic Lines, Water Lily.
Typefaces from 2014: VTKS Painel (brush), VTKS Motor (hand-crafted), VTKS Super Funny, VTKS Tender Love (vampire script), Limpeza (signage script), Delicious, VTKS Hotel, Propolis (brushy script), VTKS Rash (irregular hand), Pedra Azul (vampire script), MRD 67 VTKS (grunge), VTKS Samanbaia (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Channels, VTKS Dreamer, VTKS Money, VTKS Belinha (inky script), VTKS University (striped typeface), VTKS Classicuda, VTKS Authentic, VTKS Burning, VTKS Modern Look, VTKS Beta, VTKS Bandoleones, VTKS Pedra Bruta (rough brush script), VTKS Recover MB 1, VTKS Simplex Beauty, VTKS Dirty Letters.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Rust, VTKS Easy Work, VTKS New One, VTKS Old Tee, VTKS Free Soul (Victorian), VTKS Have A Nice Day (grunge), VTKS University, VTKS Piscina, VTKS Divertida, VTKS Modern, VTKS Lovely, VTKS Back To Basics, VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Youth Spirit, VTKS Lightness, VTKS Premium, VTKS Authentic (a calligraphic brush script), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (hand-printed), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Everything he touches turns to gold. Manchester (was: Sheffield), UK-based creator of these typefaces:
North-Carolinian distributor 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 typefaces 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 typeface Kid Type Ruled, and the brushy 1993 typefaces Kid Type Crayon, Kid Type Marker and Kid Type Paint.
Known as Toni Dzulham and Dumadi Pangandaran. Pangandaran, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1991, of the casual monoline typeface Dumeng (2018) and the modular typeface Herison (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Marlina (script), Lucky Star (a fat brush script), Bllastt (brush script), Chickybom (a cartoon font), Babell (a heavy all caps sans), Mellows, Sarllett (signage script), Whoody (a cartoon font), Dumadi (a children's book font), Attasiyap, Comic Comoc (a fat comic book font), Hermazz (a comic book font), Multikultural (monoline script), Husaeni (squarish). [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Aka Nichole Andrew. Harmony, MD-based designer of the monoline children's book fonts Fish Face (2019), Cow Pies (2019), Sleep Sloth (2019), Penguin Poop (2019), and Lollipop Stomp (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ellinor Maria Rapp
Emas Didik Prasetyo
Malang, Indonesia-based designer of these free fonts in 2019: Bungalow (script), Perfectly (script), Southern (a signature script), Dorillya (script), Rocketto (script), Gluottine, Janythri, Saithik (script), Mistrain (signage script), Greatquest (a bold script), Hahagia (script), Sanliurfa (for signatures), Reactivo (for children's books), Canthika (script), Hardwork (a signage font), Villaga. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Eric Nokhsorov (aka Eric The Pirate Art) designed the vector format cartoonish fonts Monsters (2015), Ice Cartoon (2015) and Candy (2015), the connect-the-dots typeface Constellation (2015), the angular yet curly Twirl (2015), the beatnik typeface Cartoon (2015), and the decorative typeface Floral (2015).
Brazilian printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator, b. 1975. Her fonts are created together with Ricardo Marcin at Pintassilgo Prints (est. 2009). Pintassilgo relocated to Florianopolis at some point. Her fonts at PintassilgoPrints include Ars Nova (2019: art nouveau), Pind-O-Rama (2019), Pieches (2019: a linocut font inspired by the powerful political and social posters by Paul Peter Piech), Soundstar (2019), Clafoutis (2019), Pedrita (2018), Transmogrified (2018), Melodia (2018), Minute (2018), Mindset (2018), Salted (2018), Plunct Plact (2017: a children's script), Manihot, Brushtones (2017), Strange Times (2017), Mudstone (2017), Plumcake (2017), Cordelia (2017), Dunkelbunt (2016, inspired by the eccentric artist, architect and designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser), Chronic (2016, influenced by the work of HAP Grieshaber and Willem Sandberg), Unboring (2016), Sunbeat (beatnik style), Hand It (2016, a childish script), Botanique (2016, after Lucian Bernhard's Schmalfette Bernhard Antiqua, 1912), Somehand (2015), Gumdrop, Granz (2015: retro lettering based on a Porgy & Bess album cover by David Stone Martin), Stabile and Stabile Toys (2015, hand-crafted), Cluster (2015, a layered letterpress emulation typeface), Stick Around (2014), Marker Aid, Unpack, Felt Noisy (fat brush), Blueshift (2014), Daft Brush (2014, a vernacular brush), Tuesnight (2014, offbeat poster font), Periplus (2013), Marujo (2013: a decorative typeface inspired by paintings of Arthur Bispo do Rosário, a Brazilian artist who lived for 50 years in a psychiatric institution), Brush Up (2013: a rough brush script), Undersong (a stackable script system), Tremendous (2013: a retro poster typeface), Rockinstead (2013), Runcible (2013, +Cleft, its glaz krak version), Mamute (2013: a layered letterpress style type system), Sabotage (2013: squarish poster font inspired by the iconic Vertigo movie poster by Saul Bass), Sheldon (2013, based on posters by the Polish graphic artist Marian Stachurski; +Extras), Dranskof (2013, inspired by a page from a publication for children by Serbian writer, poet and journalist Dusko Radovic), Gentil (2012, an all caps poster font), Sundowners (retro poster face), Kokoschka (2012, based on the the lettering on the poster of an expressionist play by Austrian painter, printmaker and writer Oskar Kokoschka in 1909), Monstrinhos (2012, dingbats), YWFT Duncan (2012), Card-o-mat (2012, bird dingbats), Soundtrack (2012), Monstro (2012, fat poster face), Attic (2012).
Typefaces from 2011: Melkslijter (2011, a stylish art deco typeface based on a brochure by Dutch graphic artist Dirk Hart), Polyspring (2011, a Victorian typeface hand-drawn based on Italia Condensed, Keystone, 1906), Berimbau (2011), Populaire (2011, a hand-drawn poster caps typeface that was inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, and loaded with alternates to give a random effect), Manicuore (2011, a hand-drawn typeface inspired by Italian movie posters by the prolific movie poster artist Symeoni, aka Sandro Simeoni), Smashing (2011, a fat hand-printed poster face), Smashing (2011, a fat hand-printed poster face), Chancellor (2011), the eccentric poster face Polygraph (2011, based on lettering of the Polish poster artist Leszek Zebrowski. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x), the vintage serif typeface Organically (2011), Transitore (2011: Transitore is a lively hand-drawn font with loads of alternates and ligatures which, managed by advanced OpenType features, help create a convincing handcrafted look), the poster display typeface Sforzando (2011; +Alto), the signage typeface Jongleur (2011).
Typefaces from 2010: the Cuban poster typeface Transmogrifier (2010, based on lettering by Cuban poster artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs), the ultra-fat art deco typeface Loudine (), Crocante (2010, comic book face), Love Birds Pattern (2010), Swung Note (2010), Amarelinha (2010, hand-printed), Cuadrifonte (2010, a fat hand-printed family including styles called Pics, Sketch (regular), Fill and Line), Xylo Sans (2010, wooden texture face), Ritornelos (2010, a curly all caps hand-printed face), Roadway (2010, based on wood Clarendons), Bandoliers (2010, an informal hand-printed sketched face, with 3D versions such as Beefy, High and Rocky), Changing (2010), Vitrines (2010, hand-printed), Prokaryotic (2010, a "bacterial attack" face), Football World (2010, soccer silhouettes), Singela (2010), Butterfly Effect (2010), Tonal (2010, ultra-fat with mini-counters), Dynatomic (2010, inspired by the hand-drawn lettering of a 1964 polish movie poster designed by Andrzej Krajewski), Lovebirds (2010, bird silhouettes), Somewhat (2010, hand-drawn), Oyster (2010, hand-drawn dingbats), Grante (2009, a lively poster face), Mondiale (2009), Nanquim (2009, sketched letters), Merceria Antique (2009) and Arca (2009, + Dashed). All have an informal and attractive look, and were co-designed with Ricardo Marcin.
The prints of Horst Janssen had a characteristic uneven hand-printed lettering that led Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin to design the multi-featured opentype typeface Horst (2010). Nova Horst followed in 2012.
Charleston, SC-based designer of Ernie Alphabet (2016), Skinny Chicken (2016), Alexander Handwritten (2016), Nautical Flag Alphabet (2016), Grade School Hand (2016) and Brush Pen (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian designer (b. 1984) who lives in Bergen. Creator of nittenaattifire (2007, sans), Temanotica (2006, futuristic sans), Asphyxiate (2006, handwriting), Analfabet (2010, hand-printed), 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] ⦿
Etcetera Type Company (or: ETC; was: Finck Font Co)
He created the fat counterless caps typefaces Blackout and Blackout Midnight (2008), and his most famous typeface, Ostrich Sans (2011). This typeface includes many weights, including a beautiful Ostrich Sans Inline and a hairline. In 2016, this was followed up by the layered monoline sans typeface family Ostrich Proper (+Inline).
Porter Sans (2013) is a large wide headline type family. It has a free inline outline weight. Elm (2013) is hand-printed. Blackout Sunrise (2013) is an outlined face. Lickety Split (2013) is a crayon or brush face. Almost (2013) is a poster face. Guilder (2011) is a free typeface family with an inline thrown in. Itthaca Sans and Guilder were made in 2013.
At Google Web Fonts, he republished Knewave (2011), a brush signage face.
Typefaces from 2014: Fartlek Sans (hand-crafted poster typeface), Katahdin (free), Upstater (a classical American gothic with shaded and layered styles), Grandstander (comic book face), Boo City (pixel face), Didactic Display (grunge), Upstater Ink (grunge), Blackout Noon, Finck32A, Saturnight (heavy brush), Porter Sans Ink, Typocopia (letterpress emulation), Taurus Mono (outline), Southpaw (nice informal hand), Chawp (crayon face), Mr. Brunch (brush face), Gluten FT.
Typefaces from 2015: Flabbergast (a didone), Grandstander Classic (comic book style), Korsque (layered), Bico (a rounded condensed organic typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Porter Rough, Ichabod (an antiqued serif), Altitude Condensed, Imbue (a condensed didone poster typeface), Retrograde (monoline and monospaced organic sans), Plainview (squarish and fat), Nonesuch (condensed sans), Juju (octagonal layered typeface family).
Typefaces from 2017: Juju (a layerable octagonal typeface family), Ichabod (an eroded typeface), Atiga, Imbue FT (a skyline typeface), Porter FT (his earlier font Porter Sans remade, and rounded styles added), Grandstander Classic.
Typefaces from 2018: ETC Gluten (an organic font family), ETC Epilogue (a variable sans font), ETC Anybody (a 72-style variable font with weight, width and slant axes), Furrow (grungy sans), Cease (techno, squarish).
Typefaces from 2019: ETC Trispace (a variable font with weight and width axes; based on League Mono), ETC Imbue (a variable font version of Imbue with a variation in optical size from Text to Display), ETC Tourney (variable font, playing on outline versus inline), Struthio (a rounded sans).
Alternate URL, called The League of Movable Type. Typedia link. Kernest link. League of Movable Type link. Creative Market link, Klingspor link. Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. YWFT link. Old home page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ethan Paul Dunham
Eyad Al-Samman is a graphic designer, typographer, photographer, translator, and a freelance literary journalist. He was born in Sana'a city, Yemen, in 1976. Eyad has a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. He started working as a graphic designer in 1999. His first typeface is Concordia (2005, a squarish techno typeface that was named after the university in Montreal where he studied). Sherbrooke (2009), a free pair of sans serif fonts, is named after Sherbrooke Street in Montreal (Luc's home...).
In 2012, he made Eyadish (Latin and Cyrillic): Eyadish is specifically designed for commercial, educational, cultural, and social purposes related to infants, babies, kids, and children, Loyolliams (2012, squarish, a renamed version of Concordia) and Alfarooq (2013).
Typefaces from 2015: Ghibli (a free Latin text typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Danah.
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) was a Paris-based film maker and designer. He uses the funny pseudoname Subarashi Sakana. His home town is Chatenay-Malabry but he currently lives in Berkeley, CA.
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).
Face 2 Face (or: F2F)
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, Alexander Branczyk is the main typographer at F2F (Face 2 Face), which is based in Berlin and Frankfurt. Other participants include Stefan Hausen, Alessio Leonardi, Torsti Maier-Bautor, Thomas Nagel, Haike Dehl and Sybille Schlaich. F2F specializes in what it calls anarchistic typography. Branczyk made F2F CzykagoTrans (1995) and a few other experimental fonts, as well as Bellczyk, CZYKago-Cameo, CZYKago-Quer, OCR-Alexczyk, OCR-Bczyk, SubberlogoMini, TheczykM, MadzineScript (curly vampire typeface), BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe (a ransom note font), OCRFBeta and OCRHeike. Other designers: Thomas Nagel (ScreenScream, Shakkarakk, ElDeeCons, Madame Butterfly, Pixmix, Shpeetz, TyrellCorp), Heike Nehl (LoveGrid, Starter Kid, Lego Stoned, Twins), Alessio Leonardi (PrototipaMultipla, TagliatelleSugo, Mekanik Amente, Metamorfosi, provinciali, AlRetto, F2F TechLand, F2FAlLineato, F2FMekkasoTomanik, F2FSimbolico (1992, dingbats), Poison Flowers (1992)), Stefan Hauser (F2FBoneR, Haakonsen), Sybille Schlaich (Styletti Medium). Face2Face groups the designers of Moniteurs and xplicit ffm. Bitstream link. Alternate URL. In 2003, these designs by Alexander Branczyk appeared in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: F2FBurnoutChaos LT Std, F2FCzykago LT Std Light, F2FCzykago LT Std Semiserif, F2FCzykago LT Std Trans, F2FEntebbe LT Std, F2FFrontpageFour LT Std, F2FMadZine LT Std Dirt, F2FMadZine LT Std Fear, F2FMadZine LT Std Script, F2FMadZine LT Std Wip (1992), F2FMonakoStoned LT Std, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Regular, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Shake, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Bold, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Regular, F2FTechLand LT Std.
Alexander Branczyk studied visual communication at HfG Offenbach under Friedrich Friedl. From 1988 until 1994, he was project manager at Erik Spiekermann's MetaDesign. Since 1994, Alexander is partner and managing director of xplicit Gesellschaft für visuelle Kommunikation mbH (xplicit.de) based in Frankfurt/Main. Alexander Branczyk is co-publisher of Emotional Digital, and since 2003 a visiting professor for typography at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Codesigner of Czykago Rough (2019, with Manuel Viergutz), Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures).
Fadli Ramadhan Iskandar
Ciamis, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1989, of The Refano (2018), the bold sans Boldé (2018), Bolde Rough (2018), Aesthetic (2018), Hello Mozza (2018), Black Freeday (2018), Thankies (2018: a free cartoon font), the heavy cartoon typeface Meowza (2018), the techno typeface Raven MX (2018), the rough brush typeface Diavolo (2018), the futuristic font Xylene (2018), and the monoline sans typeface Gennaro (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Play Kidz, The Barethos (signage script), Monstorm (a vampire font), Mister Pumpkins Aged, Bratsy Script (a great fat signage script), Azkanio Script (calligraphic), Baby Boo, Ruckshack, Augustha, Nightfall Script, Rushing Nightshade (signage script), Rockidz, Unicorn Pop (a fat market signage font), The Gunslinger Waterdrop (a dripping paint font), Hello Spring, Rabbito (beatnik), Fontastique, Fontastique Carved, Kids Zone (cartoon font), John Austiney (a compact script), Viktoria Serif, Funkie Bunny, Alifia (monoline script), Forever Together (Script, Sans), Under The Snow (a monoline marker pen font). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Filiz Sahin is an American interactive designer, originally from Istanbul. Her work includes Geogram (2012, an octagonal typeface), Wave Me In (2012, a free wavy EPS-format font), Knit Type (2012, a free stitching font), Stitching Font (2012), Ant Type (2012, another stitching font), Drop Type (2012, a free EPS format ornamental caps face), Spider Type (2012, a modified Helvetica Bold), and a hand-drawn all ornamental caps face (2009). Muscle Type (2012) is a free EPS-format font inspired by bundles of muscles. Sablon (2012) is an organic all-caps type family. Hair Type (2012) consists of strands of hair. Dooooodle Type (2012) are doodled ornamental caps. El Yazi (2012) is a 2d and 3d school script font on EPS format. Cosmo Path (2012) is a free spaceship-inspired EPS vector font. Che's Bone (2012) is a bone-themed typeface. Mood Type (2012, free) is a beautiful EPS-format font that takes inspiration from modern Swedish furniture. Doodleista (2012) is a condensed poster face.
Typefaces from 2013: Look Up (a hand-drawn arrowed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Mink (free hand-printed font).
Typefaces from 2018: Tonton (a children's book font), Tonton Green (crocodile skin texture).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designers of the script typefaces Luxurious Line (2015), Ramsteinz (2015: calligraphic), Gracias (2015, thick brush), Hello Listie (2015), Glytten (2015), Adelle Script (2015) and Loft Yian (2015), the display typeface Vardy (2015, film noir style), and the wonderful rough brush font The Mistie (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: De Black, Fortescue, Heart Signal, Hey Dory, Toretto, Honey Land (brushed calligraphic font family), Ravenclaw (Halloween font), Jaguar (dry brush), Champagne (an inky brush typeface), Sharktooth, Lovely Kenzie, Labyrinth (bilined), Cashy Allen (brush script), Joker (hand-crafted), Coralie (curly script), La Viola (free thick brush typeface), Captain America (octagonal and interlocking), Brightscales (curly script), Chicksar, Typefloss (a nice dry brush font), Lovelight, Alexandria (Greek simulation font), Brushello, Cherry Blossom (a children's font), Woodpecker (wood plank typeface), Cataleya (free).
Typefaces from 2017: Luxurious Line, Camelone, Glamorous Silhouette, Russell, Vardy, Forester (vintage slab serif), Soeltin, Almera, Relevant, Mellany (script), Tomodachi Hiragana. Behance link. Another Behance link. Aka Voryu. [Google] [More] ⦿
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
FontHead Design (Wilmington, DE) sells cool fonts designed by Ethan Dunham (b. 1972, Glens Falls, NY), who now heads Fontspring. 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, crayon or chalk style), El Franco (grunge), Good Dog New (hand-printed), Helion (futuristic), Lead Paint (brush), Schema (architectural lettering), Skizzors (paper cut font), 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).
Italian creator of Broken Depth (2015, a shadow font), Fuzzy (2015), Dark Place (2015, scary font), Whispers Calligraphy (2015), Vintage College Dept Worn (2015), Peacock (2015), the free hand-crafted typeface Old Sydney (2015) and the vintage typeface Old Bob Junior (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Forever 7eventy (textured disco typeface), Daily, Matildas Grade School Hand (children's script), Dream American Diner (retro script), Gasoline (grungy), Nice Love The Simple Font, Manual (a grungy dymo label font), Charming Normal (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Merry Christmas (dingabts), Freaky Halloween (dingbats), Carpe Diem Mark (an inline typeface), carpe Diem Middle.
Typefaces from 2018: Carpe Diem Luxury (textured), Happy Valentine's Day, Happy Easter.
Cibubur, Indonesia-based designer of these script typefaces in 2019: Maeghan, Basselliost, Girl Passion, Sangit, Bastogne (a monoline script), Caroline (dry brush), Black Shine (dry brush). Other typefaces from 2019: Bonita (brush), Dark Fire (brush), Mona (a fat finger font), Patrick, Syamilla Marttine (formal calligraphy), Little Monster (for children), Kido (for children). [Google] [More] ⦿
Francesco Mistico Canovaro
During his studies at the Metropolitan Technological University of the State of Chile, Santiago, Chile-based Franco Jonas Hernandez created the lively text typeface Neftali Pro (2015, Tipotype). He also studied at Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile, class of 2015, and at UNAM in Mexico City, class of 2017.
Typefaces from 2018: Squick (a comic book / children's font family by Franco Jonas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Rodrigo Araya), Glatt, Tobi Pro (with Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev at Rodrigo Typo), Loyola Round Pro (by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas), Nuby (with Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev at Rodrigo Typo).
His text typeface Ticerz won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
In 2018, together with Ale Navaro and Raul Israel, he set up The Compania Tipografica de Chile, where he promptly published Passiflora (2018), a unicase rounded brush font inspired by facade inscriptions co-developed with Valentina Pino. Ding (2018) is a great fattish cartoon font that was co-designed by Rodrigo Araya Salas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Franco Jonas. See also its extension, Ding Extra (2019).
Typefaces from 2019: Fonty (a creamy script), Clarence Alt (a an almost bubblegum children's book sans by Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Nacho (a Mexican party font by Rodrigo Araya and Franco Jonas), Ryman Gothic (2019, by Diego Aravena Silo and Franco Jonas at W Foundry: inspired by Edwin Allen's wood types and Morris Fuller Benton's gothics). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
French designer (b. 1984) who s based in Montelimar. He created the poster typeface It's A Penalty Kick (2012), Paradise Road (2012), the shadow sci-fi typeface 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 typeface Mezzanine, the condensed pixelish typeface Hauptbahnhof, the grungy In The Streets Of Europe, the techno typeface 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 typeface 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 (shaded 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: Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon, Old School United (athletic lettering family; +Stencil).
Frere Jones Type
Celebrated type designer, born in 1970 in New York City. Frere-Jones received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He moved to Boston, where he worked at the Font Bureau until 1999. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. From 1999 until 2014, he worked for and with Jonathan Hoefler in New York. In 2015, he set up his own type foundry, Frere Jones Type. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, The Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague (KABK) awarded him the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs, for his contributions to typographic design, writing and education. In 2013 he received the AIGA Medal, in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of design.
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).
From 1999 until 2014, he designed 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:
Interview. Interviewed by Dmitri Siegel. He created Estupido Espezial for fun, but it actually made it into an issue of Rollingstone. Catalog of his typefaces at Font Bureau. Keynote speaker at Typecon 2014.
French creator of a large number of free typefaces, starting in 2012.
Typefaces from 2016: Ginumber1.
Typefaces from 2015: Happy New Year 2016, School, Gaelle Star, Oeillet (connect-the-dots typeface), Gifont, Happy New Year.
Typefaces from 2014: GaelleAbc (iFontmaker), GaelleDEF (iFontmaker), Gaelle Majuscule, Gaelle Number (+1, +2, +3, +4, +5, +6, +7, +8, +9), Clock, Gaelle 001, Enjoy, Gael 427, 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] ⦿
Ljubljana-based Slovenian graphic designer with a keen interest in typography. She created the organic family Kiwi during the summer of 2008 at the TipoBrda type design workshop under the mentorship of Tomato Košir and Lucijan Bratuš.
Gala Studio (Israel) was founded by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak. Lilia Chak is an artist and designer, b. Saint Petersburg, Russia. She graduated from the Stieglitz St. Petersburg State Academy of Art and Industry. Since 1990, she lives in Jerusalem. In 2015, Lilia created the acrylic brush typeface Pink, 3D Ink, the crayon fonts Orange Oil Pastel and Red (based on watercolors), the sketched typeface ABC Handwritten, the watercolor brush typefaces Red Handdwritten, Black Handwritten, Blue Handwritten and Green Handwritten, Bold, the brush typeface Ink, and the sketch font Chalk Expressive.
Typefaces from 2017: GS Candy Melt (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak), GS Slim One (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak: a great font for in-store advertizing), GS Slim One Bestiary (by Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak), Escapism, Candy Melt (a colourful candy store / bubblegum / children's book font).
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 typeface Ugly Cars (2010), the grunge typeface Capitão Galdino (2008), the grunge typeface Saltpeter-N-Fungus (2010), Texture Road (2010, more grunge), BSB DF 50 (2010, grunge), Fine Serif (2009), and the nice dingbat typeface 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 (hand-printed), 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 shaded 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).
Typefaces from 2014: Simply Rounded, Cartoon 2 Packages, Pain N Bleed, Yummy Lollipop, Hippie Movement, 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, Cartoon Bones, Cursive Option, Odd Press (letterpress emulation), Cartoon Tunes, From Cartoon Blocks (3d), Hippie Movement, Yummy Lollipop, Needlework Perfect, Press Gutenberg (blackletter), Unic Calligraphy, Roundfed Eroded, Children's Book (outlined), Neon 2 News, Good Choice (shaded letterpress emulation), Cartoon 2 Us, O 10 Type, Dust West (grungy Western style), Comic Balloon, Caligraf 1435 (pirate era script), No Name Sans, Top Secret Stamp (grungy stencil), Fine Blackboard (blackboard bold, inline), Press Style Extra L (letterpress), Sounds Good (geometric sans), Sounds Eroded (shaded letterpress font), Cartoon Blocks Christmas, Street 2 Art (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Snaps Taste (a grocery store or comic book font), Snaps Taste Christmas, Calligraphy Hand Made, Silly Aliens (dingbats), Sketch Match (3d, sketched), Cartoon 4 Sports (dingbats), Kids Book, Almost Japanese (oriental simulation font, +Comic, +Cartoon), Inga Stone Redesigned, Money Money Plus (engraved money font emulation), Thin Cool, Old N New Media (dingbats), Thinkers World (scanbats of famous intellectuals), Magical Cord, Quick Writing, Eroded 2 Much, Stencil Army WW I (miltary stencil), Stencil WW II (military stencil), D-Day Stencil (military stencil), Western Bang Bang (weathered Western font), Modern Serif, Modern Serif Eroded, Money Money (hand-crafted engraved currency font), Almost Japanese Smooth (oriental simulation typeface), Write Righ, Ease Christmas (dingbats), Sketch Script Cool, Ficticcia College.
Typefaces from 2016: Doodle Cafe Scents (dingbats), Christmas Cookies, Coffee Written, Soft Marshmallow, Niagra Faults, Sketch Toronto, Sketch Fine Serif, Sketch Handwriting, Typewriter Press, Typewriter Style, Sketch 3D, Maple 3 Cartoon (snow-covered letters).
Typefaces from 2017: Crazy Krabs, Old Barbwire, Gregory Packaging, Ghost Army Stencil, Old Wise Sketch (sketched blackletter), Packaging Funny, Blackboard Restaurant, Kavernosa (bony typeface), Little Kid.
Typefaces from 2018: 1927 Epoque, Cartoon Toy Turbo, Old Wise Lord (blackletter), Handmade Memories, Silly Cartoon, Old Press Original, Pet Shop, Cute Script, Dust West College (hatched), New Comic BD.
Partner with Lilia Chak of Gala Studio (Israel). In 2017, Galina Bleikh and Lilia Chak co-designed GS Candy Melt, GS Slim One (a great font for in-store advertizing) and GS Slim One Bestiary (perhaps for children's books). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gens Creatif Store
Pangandaran, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1999) of these display typefaces in 2019: Punch Me (an angular coic book face), Kidzz (super plump letters), Baloon, Robinson, Ester, Halloween (a spooky brush font), Lunatic (a stencil typeface), Gens Font, Barbeque, Better, Metrum, Gens Barbeque, Gens Better Then You, Gens Font, Podol.
Or George Bourle. Thessaloniki, Greece-based lettering artist. Designer of Ellinikon (2019), The Knot (2019: a font duo meant for weddings), Left Hand Kids Font (2019), Boldera (2019: brush style), Coolscript (2019) and Brulee (2019: a monoline script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Los Angeles-based graphic and type designer (b. 1994, Scottsdale, AZ) who studied at Chapman University. He designed the children's script typeface Mathieu (2016). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2018, both free and commercial: Sail Tortuga (script), Revilo San, Andora Ardelion, The Standing Still, Picablo Fentier, Laila Ali (signature font), Oliver Quin (signature style), Rio de Janeiro (childish fat finger font), Alfa Delta, Tapagasmo, Gozber, Gozmer, Casey Neistat. In 2015, he designed the hand-crafted brush typeface Folk (2015).
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] ⦿
Indonesian designer, b. 1994, of the script typefaces Welinside (2019), Signtype (2019), Hollie Mally (2019), Ressica (2019), Dreamelly (2019), Cattalina (2019), Hearthline (2019: monoline), Phillips (2019), Thick (2019: a layerable cartoon font), Buttercake (2019), Betterlove (2019), My Homely, Beyond (2019), Intensity (2019), Ragnarock (2019), Free Identity (2019), Hi Virginia (2019) and My Autumn (2019), the graffiti typeface Graffitasi (2019), Sigwald (2019), the marker font typeface Javatages (2019), the script typefaces Gloryouss (2019), Boss Signature (2019), Bestvibes (2019), Love Angellina (2019), My Lovely (2019), Sherly Shane (2019), Jennifer (2019), Letter Kids (2019), Volder (2019), Olivia (2019), Valentiny (2019), Athenic (2019), Samantha (2019), Slowly One (2018) and Simanice (2018), the bubblegum typeface Stella (2019), the textured blackletter typeface Valldemar (2019), the rounded sans typeface Rushmore (2019), and the brush typefaces Kidsglow (2019), Aerobrush (2019), Annamellia (2019), Ice Valley (2019), Good Brush (2019: free) and Slowly Two (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Green Type is the foundry of creative Russian type designer Dmitrij Greshnev (b. 1975, Lengingrad). Still based in Leningrad, Dmitrij received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Multicross (2003-2004), which can be bought at ParaType. He will win many more awards.
His typefaces include Stopwatch (2010, LED face), Sokol (Old Slavonic Latin simulation face), Slavica (2010), Reliant (2010, with Iza W at Intellecta Design), Reliant Beveled (2012, free), Logistica (2010, army stencil), Danger (2010, another army stencil), Dusk Thin (2010), and Multicross (2003-2004, stitching font).
Typefaces from 2014-2015: Trali-Vali (a children's book or party font family), Moveo Sans (with Condensed and Extended subfamilies, 80 fonts in all covering Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Artica Pro (a flared all-caps typeface family for Latin, Greek, and Cyrillic that is based on classical roman (Trajan) letterforms) and Artica Rough Pro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Festa (a brush typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2018: Streetline.
Typefaces from 2019: Hubba (a modular squarish typeface family; has a variable font).
New Yorker who did custom work for Font Bureau. He made these typefaces:
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 typeface 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 typeface for V2). Offices in Frankfurt and San Francisco. I suspect that the type designer is Markus Remscheid. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Foundry, est. 2006, by Kyle Jones, a graphic designer and illustrator from Brentwood, TN, who works in Nashville, TN. Their fonts, often geared towards cartoons, comic books and children's texts, include Milkman (2006, comic book lettering), a perky all-caps sans display typeface with comic book overtones, discussed here (2006). Another comic book typeface is here. And even his fifties-style connected script face (2006) has comic book written all over it. Still in the same style is this connected script face (2007) and this advertising typeface called WIP (2007, an angular script face). Ampersand (2010) has just that, a collection of ampersands.
In 2015, he made Another Brush Pen Font, and Milkman (a great comic book font).
In 2016, he designed the wonderfully refreshing Digerati Mono.
In 2018, Jones published the cartoon font family Gribley.
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1981, of these script fonts in 2017: Miracle (calligraphic), Hafizan Script, Andeglei (script + sans), Shangrela, Sheyna, Violette, Andalas (an upright script), Lagena, Monthain (monoline script), Bakmie, Black Chero, Auteru (script), Reomio & Juliet (sic) (script), Bentoke (calligraphic), Camelia (formal calligraphy), Regina (calligraphic), Vertigo (brushy calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2018: Julian Thomas (signature script), Natasya, Jelisa, Karlote, Good Mood (a rubbe duckie font), Sports Time, James Douthson (signature script), Virgita (calligraphic), Kaitlyne (calligraphic).
Designer and art director currently working at Google Creative Lab in New York (previously in London). Her typefaces:
Malaysian or Indonesian designer, b. 1996, of the tall condensed all-caps typeface Sans Francisco (sic) (2019), Unicorn Pop (2020), Thankies (2019), KidsZone (2019), Funkie Bunny (2029), Camellia (2019: a curly script), and Deliciously (2019: a font duo). [Google] [More] ⦿
Hannes von Döhren
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe / Vaassen, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and hand-printed typefaces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Fontspring link. 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 typefaces 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 typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface based on an alphabet from a book by Harry R. Wright, published in 1950).
Typefaces from 2014: HDD Code Deco (art deco).
Typefaces from 2017: HFF Cotton Balls.
Typefaces from 2019: HFF Warped Zone (based on Mindanoa, originally designed by Rosemary Tissi and first published by Engler Text-Bild-Integration AG in 1975).
Heikki Morgan Hämäläinen
Herbanu Tri Sasongko
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
Defunct type foundry that had 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 typeface at MyFonts. It was followed in 2018 by Brandon Grotesque Condensed.] 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 (2011, with Livius Dietzel), Brix Slab Condensed (2011, with Livius Dietzel:(24 styles in all), 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: Brix Sans (2014, created using precisely engineered glyphs for corporate or information design; with Livius Dietzel), Brandon Printed (a caps-only letterpress version of Brandon Grotesque).
Typefaces from 2015: Brandon Grotesque Office (screen-optimized; specially designed for Microsoft Office applications, it has 4 styles), Brandon Text Office (also made for Microsoft Office applications), Goodlife (a hand-lettered collection, consisting of Brush, Sans, Script, and Serif styles), Americane Condensed and Americane (based on American wood types).
Typefaces from 2018: Giulia (a creamy cutesy baby shampoo font family).
Icep Anwar Fadhil
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 until 2007: Acidpunk, Aqutone Circle (only black circles), Blockbox3D, BlockboxHeavy, BlockboxLigh, BlockboxMaruheay, BoxboxboxHeavy, 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 typeface The Hungry Ghost (2009, also called Lauren's font, and of the hand-printed decorative caps typeface Plaisantin (2010). Other typefaces 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).
Portland, OR-based creator of a Happy Holidays font (2014), useful for Christmas cards. She also created Fall Vacation Icon Set (2014) and Squibs (2015, a sans typeface with sufficient quirkiness to make it attractive for children's books). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
Inopatype (or: Kotak Kuning Studio)
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer of these script typefaces in 2018: Shalmone Hunter (sketched), Metalurdo, Kiara Tosfa (or Qiara Tosfa; monoline script), Kidosplay, The Foughe Script, Langit Merah, Bro Rintto, Fiona Lattina.
Typefaces from 2019: Carelo Brush, Greattong Brush, Rostering Brush, Cufis Decor, Breyhana, Hello Najwa, Lambresia (a wide connected retro script), Kampiun Samgor, Saghinores, Exarros (an all caps sans family for posters and display), Gadimon, Shagie Hodie, Sweaty Belvin, Johnie Horian (marker pen font), Abeganshi, Jarbomhollow (a fat finger font), The Senom (a dry brush font), Childhood Memories, William Dhatos, Kalvise Brushy, Rhogsainel, Diverplate, Sarodine, Aeroshodic, Montecarlito, The Baghotta Script, The Saxibrush, Aerocentrix, Thundergood (a shadow font), Garlobrush, Andolucia, The Labothings, The Miladiator, Hendangan, Roximura, Amostely Signature, Rhyndatton, Willingar Diary, Wildest Force, Hemondalisa (a shadow typeface), Black Roties (white on black), Broughesnaro, Bad Saturday, Anordighos, Clasicalderibbon, Marrocin Funnies (monoline marker pen font), Danisha Romance, Asimone Brush, Adelarsio, Sandrina, Baseboy Greek (a shadow font), Crash Mounty, Allingkug Wellany, Willyan Rocks, Empire Samgor, Almonthy Mirotas, Daywalker (a shadow font), Zombie Carshel (brush font), Dhagienol Sans (a shadow font), Kodinah Diary, Ramphobias, Kawula Muda, Asmelina Harley, Homenuli Shadow, Westtgonia Barneh, Youth Brush Daylight, Jacklyn Milner (blackboard bold), Bargeritho, Melankolis, Brush & Wedco, Kaldevaderibbon, The Lamontrush, Crosaline Hulok, Bughartta, Aliando Rocky, Holligrandina, Albeon Round (a rounded monoline sans), Gadrey Shadow, Beethoven Syinthesa, William Morittan (script), Morningdoodle, Mozaik Duren (a triangulated typeface), Brought The Style, Boldieso Lehonu, Lambresia. Puzzleboxs, Mycuteballon (a balloon alphading), Skallight Millagra (script), Casa de Amor, Armonela Black (a prismatic or toothpaste font), Rhomelia Strip, Go Speeds, Ortisan Signature, Allenattore (script), Black Hurricane, Aeromus Kirho (a hand-crafted circus font), Ramen Noodle (prismatic), The Foughe Script, Bluck Amorhies, Dhuki Minerwo, Badminton Shadow, The Crost Horment, Lorden Holen (calligraphic script), The Black Cassanova (a shadow script), Alondria Bepah, The Capten Hoyda, Adelia Shawn (a monoline marker font), Southern Lourent, Southern Jannie, Anthoni Signature, Sarodime (calligraphic), Marmia (calligraphic), Blangkon Script. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Iqbal Arz (or: Heybrinc Studio)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the layered colorable cartoon font Colenak (2017), the sci-fi typeface Argenos, the layered font Tarno, the Halloween font Vorhell, the children's book font Blusby, the watercolor brush typeface Flarina (2017), the all caps militaristic sketched slab serif typeface Kubika (2017) and the spurred Western typeface Montrena (2017).
Jember, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1995) of the display typeface Playtoon (2019: comic book or children's cartoon typeface), the signage typeface Golden Hills (2019), the supermarket signage typefaces Stangard (2019), Westhouse (2019) and Woodland (2019), and the display typeface Sochelia (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Isabel de Gregorio
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 typeface Schoolbell Pro (2012, Neapolitan) when he was in Second Grade. I suspect that Jackson is Stuart Sandler's son. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
London-based graphic 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] ⦿
JAM Type Design (or: JAM Design Studio)
Studio in Dubai, UAE. Designers of Hanken Round (2014, a free rounded sans), Arca Majora (2014, a free heavy geometric sans face), and Genome (2015), which were all due to Alfredo Marco Pradil. Creators, with Joao Symington, of JT Alvito (2015).
Typefaces from 2017: Poppy JT (brush script), Toriga (a rounded sans family).
Graduate of the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, b. 1988, Madrid. Creator of the primitive hand-printed typefaces acadian runes (2014), Bed and Breakfast (2013) and Neocat (2012), and the fat finger typeface Comic Book Fun (2012).
JB Foundry was established by Jean Boyault (b. 1960, Suilly La Tour, France), a type designer who lives in Suilly La Tour. He is the designer of the cursive and other school fonts for teachers, all free and made in 2006-2007: JBCursive, JBEtude-Regular, JBMatrice, JBBatonRond-Bold, JBBatonRond-Extra, JBBatonRond-Italic, JBBatonRond-Regular, JBChantier, JBCursive++Feutre, JBCursive++Marqueur, JBCursive++Normal, JBFil, JBRond, JBScolaireT1-Bold-Italic, JBScolaireT1-Bold, JBScolaireT1-Italic, JBScolaireT1, JBScolaireT2-Bold-Italic, JBScolaireT2-Bold, JBScolaireT2-Italic, JBScolaireT2.
Typefaces made after 2007: Simple Ronde (2011, upright connected script), JB Etude (2007), JB Script (2010), JB Haut>, JB Lames (2008), JB Elegant (2008), JB Cursive, JBStyle (2008), JB Fil Std (2009) and JB Calli (2008).
Typefaces from 2013: Friandise (a decorative typeface reserved for chocolate enthusiasts), Capucine (a chocolate store pair of typefaces), Cuivrerie (a flared interlocking typeface based on lapidary inscriptions found in Bourgogne), Only One Dollar, Suilly La Tour (calligraphic script), Gaston (a large script family), Typha, Centaurea (a beautifully executed layered type system based on a didone with curved serifs), Toubib (hand-printed).
Typefaces from 2015: HopefulGrasshopper (a fun printed script), Henri Modeste (an experimental didone typeface), Gaston (upright connected ronde script), R+C (the ultimate explicit ruler-and-compass technical drawing typeface with filled, outlined and sketched substyles).
Typefaces from 2016: Belle Allure (connected upright school script).
Typefaces from 2017: Badinerie (flowery semi-connected connected script), Badinerie Love (with hearts added), badinerie Christmas.
Jefri Dwi Alfatah
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 typeface Wintery Mix (2010). In 2011, Jennifer published the hand-printed 3d outline typeface Marquee, Mermaid NY (mermaid dingbats), Donald (hand-printed 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 typeface WEALD.
Designer of the free children's script typeface family Krikikrak (2013, +Dingbats). Krikikrak is an experimental typeface, which mirrors early writing attempts of children. The earliest sketch of Krikikrak was realised via iPad and iFontMaker. Meanwhile Krikikrak has four different shapes of each letter, figures (including Krikikrak Dingbats) and many more glyphs. It was published in 2016 by bBox Type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jeroen J.W. van der Ham
Aussie designer (b. Melbourne) of the weird typeface 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 typefaces there include the African theme/chiseled look font Rockband (2008), the 3d hand-printed typeface Tusk (2008), the 3-d outline family Alabaster (2009), the fat counterless typeface Overdrive (2010), the pixel typeface Milko (2011), and the hand-printed outline typeface Blubber (2008).
Joe Hatem (JH Fonts, Beirut, Lebanon) is a part time lecturer at Notre Dame University Beirut. He created these Arabic typefaces in 2013: JH Amira, JH Beirut, JH Firas, JH Farid, JH Dalya, JH Paola, JH Khalil (squarish), JH Hala, JH Diwani (a calligraphic font that took three years to complete; see also JH Diwani Simplified Light released in 2019), JH Fares (a modern Kufic font). In 2015, he made the Arabic typefaces JH Thuluth, JH Dima and JH Diwani Thuluth, and the children's (Latin) handwriting font JH Lea Cursive.
Typefaces from 2016: JH Naskh Expanded.
Cali, Colombia-based co-designer with Felipe Calderon of Sussan (2019), a handlettered typeface family. Jhony was in charge of the funny children's book illustration font Sussan Extras that is included in the package. [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: Scratched Letters, Airbrush, Broken Glass (glaz krak font), 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).
Joe Mahfouz Hatem
Dutchman Jeroen van der Ham ("joebob"), who is based in s'Hertogenbosch, designed mostly handwriting fonts: dearJoe 7 (2019), Black Hand (2018), Caput (2018: a crayon font),Manus Smooth (2017), Four Hand (2017), Maneo (2017), Tater Todd (2016), Creta (2016, crayon font), Hillbelly (2016, rough brush script), Hesster Mofet (2016, brush script, renamed from Hesster Moffett), Coalhand Luke (2014, crayon or chalk script), Dear Joe 6 (2014), Dextera (2014, by Geert Dijkers), 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 typefaces, 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 (hand-printed; 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, MoanLisa (2001, linocut style), 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] ⦿
Head of Design for the Radio arm of NZME, one of New Zealand's biggest media groups, who is based in Auckland. He created the children's hand typeface Hipster (2015, for a merketing campaign for ZM) and Galliers Hand (2015, for the Hauraki brand). [Google] [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 typeface 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
Art director in New York City. Creator of the painter's typefaces Matisse (2015) and Kline (2015), which are based on children's interpretations of the work of Henri Matisse and Franz Kline in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish designer of these free fonts in 2017: JMH Alfabeto Petiso, JMH Moreneta Dingbats, JMH Cajita, JMH Elixir, JMH Mariana Blanca (fun children cartoon font), JMH Paz, JMH Strigoi II, JMH Carrera, Vortice, JMH Crypt, JMH Tales, JMH Linart Caps II, JMH Bamboo Caps (oriental simulation font), JMH Lee West, JMH Mejana, JMH Psychedelic Caps, Tuscan Caps, JMH Katan (based on the titling in the Katan comics), JMH Noreneta (Lombardic), JMH Ado, JMH Eeerie Dingbat, JMH Eeerie Out, JMH Eeerie, JMH Horror, JMH Harry Dickson Subs, JMH Memorias Dingbats, JMH Memorias SH One, JMH Select Terror, JMH Harry Dickson One, JMH Harry Dickson Two, Monsters Among Us Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2018: JMH PR (a cartoon font family), JMH Halloween 2017, JMH Pulp Paperback (comic book font), JMH Typewriter (+Mono, +Dry Bold, +Thin), JMH Jezail, JMH Wolfa (dry brush), JMH Beda, JMH Sindbad, JMH Euryale, Julidoodles 3yrs (doodles by his 3-year old daughter), JMH Holy Bible, JMH Celaeno, JMH Extra Wide, JMH Arkham, JMH Moreneta Divine (heavy blackletter), JMH Cthulumbus, JMH Mummy, JMH Belicosa, JMH Canasta, JMH Saloon, JMH Extra, JMH Super Science, JMH Shadow.
Typefaces from 2019: JMH Poudre, JMH Rodeo Caps 3, JMH Rodeo Cies Caps II, JMH Comics, JMH Espinosa (+Ornaments), JMH Typewriter Sans, JMH Ava, JMH Sherlock Dingbats, JMH Espinosa Ornaments, JMH Espinosa Bold, JMH Pets Caps, JMH Robotus, JMH Alien Sound, JMH Elixir Shadow, JMH Abedesa, JMH Moreneta Caps II (Lombardic). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 co-designed 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. Bree Serif (2009) won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Abril wan gold at the ED Awards.
In 2012, Cristobal Henestrosa, Laura Meseguer and José Scaglione coauthored Como Crear Tipografias (Brizzolis S.A., Madrid, Spain).
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. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal.
Juha Korhonen (b. 1966, aka Junkohanhero) is a Finnish artist and type designer, who created these free fonts:
Original truetype handwriting fonts by Julianne Pearce from Urgent Artworks, Christchurch, New Zealand: Julesdaisy, FelicityAged10, FelicityAged10pics, julesdingz, Juleswriting, julesgirltalk, Jules P.C. Wimmin, JulesLove (2000: free). More of her fonts in the same scrapbooking style: JulesToReo, Jules Weeheart, Felicity Aged 12, Julesscratchy, Jules-Nicegirl.
Julianne E. Pearce
Ukhta, Russia-based illustrator, b. 1989. Designer of the 3d shadow typeface Funny Rails (2015). Her company is called JuliyArt. In 2017, she designed the textured (sketched) typefaces Yeti and Smoothies, Bebegul, the squarish Latin / Cyrillic typeface Zazoo, and Tribal.
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 typefaces M9 (2019) and Jesse 5 (2013), the hand-crafted The Best of My Love (2015), and the modular Bigdog (2015).
Kadek Adi Mahardika
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.
In 1885, she 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 typeface 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] ⦿
Slutsk, Belarus-based designer (b. 1992) of the thick brush script typefaces Portobesto (2016), Blacktear (2016), Carlitos (2016, called chaotic), Marsfield (2016), Mayton (2016), Worthy (2016), Buffy (2016), Hubster (2016), Just Believe (2016), Berow (2016: absolutely lovely), Advetime Brush Script (2016), Shrewdy (2016), Bastina (2016), Sunbreath (2016, +Cyrillic), Mythbuster Script (2016) and Markella (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Scandilover (inspired by monochrome Scandinavian style kid rooms full of hand-crafted graphics), Million Notes, Better Together (rough connected brush script), Whortle, Jenthill (a 4-style hand-crafted script family for memos and notes).
Typefaces from 2018: Shrewdy, Elowen (a bold script font).
Or Nasiruzzaman. Semarang, Indonesia-based designer associated with 7N Types who specializes in hand-crafted and script typefaces. Typefaces from 2018: Rhigen, Mova, Nathals, Caps, Sweaty Heart, Wonderia, Borjuis, Chrisye, Frostela, Christiany, Chubby Boys, Reborn Revolt, Lighthearted Pleasure, Steaming Grill, Gibran, Lemontea Squash, Christed, Dinomiko, Play Fairy, Troche, Attracted Monday, All Seasons (+Ornaments), Hardino (monoline script), Story of Super Boys, Kelidya, Hestina, Nicolera, Troche, Feltarigo, Gebrina, Yoshephin, Onadio, Richela Kids, Theola Kids, Purple River, Gabelisa, Killing Harmonic, Adelio Darmanto, Cirquesa (a Tuscan circus font), Sumber Jaya, Milloyste, You Never Know Until You Try, Hettas, Nilky Miky, Hotline Monoline, Clarisha (font duo: calligraphic brush), Dephion (font duo).
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).
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the monoline script font Signathy (2020), the rounded hand-crafted children's book font Molly Jack (2019) and the brush script Bajigur (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dublin, Ireland, who graduated from Institute of Technology Blanchardstown. In 2017, he designed the comic book or children's book typeface family A Little Odd Font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kevin Larson received his PhD in cognitive psychology in 2000 from the University of Texas at Austin. His academic research was on word recognition and reading acquisition. He currently works for Microsoft's Advanced Reading Technology team in Redmond, WA, and is working on the scientific understanding of ClearType and other reading technologies.
At ATypI 2003, he spoke about the recognition of words. He provided evidence to support the following theory: "The reader recognizes each of the letters at the same time (in parallel) and assembles a word." (As opposed to sequential recognition and assembly, or word shape recognition.) Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, his talk was entitled Don't we have enough fonts? A summary: Few can distinguish differences between typefaces beyond a serif / sans-serif difference, particularly with text typefaces. If readers can't detect these differences, then we are wasting a lot of time and effort. Many researchers now believe that that people have two evaluative systems - one that involves slow, effortful, deliberative thinking - and one that is automatic, fast, and pre-attentive. The second, called rapid cognition, allows people to make rapid judgments with relatively little information. For example, it only takes 50ms (1/20th of a second) to make a judgment about the aesthetics of a website that is similar to a judgment made after a long exposure. Our studies demonstrate that the personality of a typeface is identified with rapid cognition and that it impacts our recognition of the words written with the typeface.
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about Designing with Science (jointly with Matthew Carter). An excerpt: Matthew Carter and Kevin Larson have developed a type design process where they iteratively conduct scientific letter recognition tests and use the results from the tests to inform design decisions. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal: Typography for Children. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Typefaces from 2014: KBCallMe, KBNeiledIt, KBNowWalkItOut, KBRacecars, KBReallyDnealie, KBTheFlowerFarm, KBTwoLovers, KBHabitsCanBeBroken, KBInterestingZebra, KBLikePinkStars, KBOneBigScrape, KBQuietStories, KBRadioWatcher, KBSecretPassage, KBSourdoughBread, KBSquishyBlanket, KBStickToThePlan, KBTropicalVACATION, KBWalkingontheTable, KBWanderAround, KGSummerSunshineBlackout, KGSummerSunshineShadow, KGSummerSunshine.
Typefaces from 2016: KB Balloon Animal, KB Bus Stop, KB Caterpillar, KB Darling MG, KB Expansive, KB Mommy Dearest, KB Mosaic, KB Play Date, KB Swifty, KB The Little Fella, KB Warm Her Up.
Aka Khurasan and Jalembe. Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the free typeface Alamak (2014). In 2015, he made Jomblo Ngenes (comic book script) and Si Brot (heavy brush face). Typefaces from 2016 include Lefina (curly serif typeface), Carlita Script, Creaphy (a brushed Halloween font), Reybro, Moyko (Asian brush emulation), Setialah, Jalani Script, Bijak Script and Labuhan (a lava lamp typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Felix, Vinyl Script, Millenials (sic), Happy Party, Licht Monoline Script, Qasmi Script, Hitam, Red Merah, Gloomy Night (Halloween font), Gloomy Line, Declara (script), Loveya (calligraphic), Rishtee Signature, Legenda, Indah Script, Exco (sans), Brat Brush, Hatake Brush, Otella Signature, Jaiho Script, Manda Script, Sanies Script, Wolca, Thesla Script, Thory (hipster style), Matta, Sanies Script, Beukah, Miliki, Starmix, Arlisa Script, Raport, Cebo, Tanda Signature, Nelvita Script, Aldine (script), Lexlox, Vallen, Aeron (brush font).
Typefaces from 2018: Welcome 2019 (brush script), Memory of 2018, Big Snow (free), Cute Thing (font duo), Brotha Script (angular), Young Sprime (a glitch font and two Tokyo techno fonts), Get Happy, Pauline & Fairy, Christy & Snow, The Fables Knight, Rogeu (free), Gabuek Script, Foxlite (free dry brush script), Merova, Tempe (brush script), Hi Summer, The Timmy Script, Salah, Summer Back, Coffee and Cookie, Yehaa, Hello Guys, Sweet Bread, Angers Script, Scripto, Sebastrian, Razan Script (free), Viksi Script (free), Arrival, Qsans (layered), Allexis (signature font), Ariel (signature font), Esteh, Tahu (a free script typeface), Cakra Script, Orange Squash Script, Fresh Grapes, Levo Sans (layered), Reman (a free script font), Apalu (a free brush script), Asans (a sketched layered font), Klasic Script, Happy Party, Slavina Script, Abuget (free).
Typefaces from 2019: Pinky Cat (script), Potato Chips (a painted font), Low Batt (a tape font), Hey Fun (a monoline marker pen font), Maquire (a brush face), Breaking Wild, The Brat, Expain, Snow Fairy, Beloved Daughter, Shelva, Henniver, Cold Climate, Friend White, Vixen Deer, Le Petit, Blue Fonts Sans, West Fighter (a dry brush script), Royal Fighter (brush), Smoke Attack (dry brush script), Blue Fonte, Cupid Deer, Blitzen Deer, Hey Comic, Prancer Deer, Comet Deer, Green Fonts, The Baby Monster (a stone cut font), Youth Power, Hey October (dry brush script), Stefont, Halloween Secret, Cute Maple (a great inline comic book font), Cute Jellyfish (a fine children's book font), Greywall, Hey August (dry brush script), Greywall, Great Fighter (brush), Angers Script, Nikolas+Pine, Sheppaloe, Youth Power (a dry brush font), Love Mint, Real Young (squarish caps), This July, Vontens (dry brush), Beloved Teacher, School Times, Tuckers (brush), Pig Year (+Sans, +Display), School Story, Wellfont (dry brush), Happy School (a fat marker font), Are You OK (dry brush), Sand Beach, Oh Now, Sheenaz (a signature font), Real Miami, Mother Day, Ranget, Lovea, Ohio (a high-contrast smooth brush script), Manda, Oh Now (brush style), Evident, Recoba (roman caps), Ariel Script, Sandiago (brush), Cavatelo (brush), Dream Meadow, Virale, Just Kelly Justine, Tempe, Galea (a floriated script), White Pinky, Fair Prosper, Real Ohio, Jatayu, Young Robust, Saitama, Rastazm (dry brush), Fontblitz (dry brush), Young Vigor (dry brush), Fonters (brush), Fontgrab (brush), Metal Pen, Tosca Pen, Blue Pen, Takota (a free brush font), Fontrust (dry brush), Goo Easter, Fontjek (a free thick brush script), Silver Pen, Coral Pen, Striverx (brush), Saltino (fat brush), Under Type (a heavy painted look), White Pen, Fake Serif (brush script).
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 typefaces from 2011: Little Miss Cursive, Sharkboy&Lavagirl, Children in Need, Innocent Smoothie (dingbats), Peppa Pig (hand-printed), 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: Christmas Jumper (textured), Bearfaced (alphadings), Mouse Trap, Danger Mouse, Minecraft PE.
Typefaces from 2016: Lest We Forget (alphadings), Rubiks Cube, Cereal Killerz, Divergent.
Typefaces from 2017: Manic Miner (pixel typeface), Justice League.
Typefaces from 2018: Le Tour de Fonts (a donationware typeface for the World Bicycle Relief).
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. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Creative Market link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:
Or Kitaleigh Nikita Grimes, b. Montana. Dickinson, TX-based designer of the beautiful condensed hand-crafted typeface KL Emily (2017). Other hand-crafted typefaces by her from 2017 include Gingerbread, Coffee Beans, Goldfish Tale, Awkward Octo, Coconut Milk, Glitter In My Veins, Crazy Day, Pumpkin Patch, Donut Shoppe, Playbook, Hello Sweetheart, Cobwebs, Bonfires (connected monoline script), Beaches (a hand-crafted sans), Pumpkin Spice, Kidergarten (child script), Pajama Jam, Back To School, School Haze, Rah Rah Rah, Road Trip, Faux Tales, Liberty, Sweet Berries, Salt+Lime, Milk+Cookies, Mermaid Tails, Unicorn Wishes, You+Me, Prickly Pear, Sweet Pineapple, Raydiant, Twinning, Lily Pop, Salty Kisses, Sunny Beach, Cassette Tape, Freedom Rings Monogram, Monomaid Monogram, KL Emily, KL Cassidy, KL Frances, KL Cupid and KL Gabe.
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.
Kong Font (or: Gemes Font)
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer of these typefaces in 2019: the plump almost bubblegum fonts Cookies Chip, Cookies Bold, Broom, Glowie, Bobba, New Cookies and Chiki, the cartoon fonts Cartoon Cookies, Dolpi, and Boebloe, the squarish (sci-fi) typefaces Klock, Mancha (+ Bold), Maxim, Blades, Kong, Forgotten, Warlock, Hi Jack (techno), Retrolab, Bagfresh and Rubrick, the oriental emulation typeface Japanola, the hand-crafted typefaces Worflat Bold, Pramudya, Santuy, Ceetar, Sticky and Honnestly, the script typefaces Casofa, Claudia, Welldone, Baliday, Extendo, Peenguin, Natune, Adinda and Meraphy, the rounded monoline sans typeface Orcef, the horror blackletter font Dark Power, the brush font Must Brow, the monoline script font Chalisa Beauty, the gooey fonts Zumanie, Wildness, Histery, Halloweenkuy and Walktrought, the foliated typeface Leaf, the sports font Ancients Bold, the blackboard bold font Breader, the brush font Must Brow, the kawaii children's fonts Cookies Bold, Nino, Minnio, Kidstation and Bobba, the rounded sans fonts Wudsap Bold, Stikco, Polka, Himenz Bold and Goostt Bold, and the display typefaces Alpawolf Bold, Bagie, Incloud, Manohara and Bublo.
Commercial typeface foundry in Jakarta, Indonesia, run by "Ian" and "Abdilah". Its first typeface is Muffler (2014), which is inspired by retro brush signage for car races. Lacydes (2014) is a spurred advertizing typeface. Upjohn (2014) is a horror movie poster typeface. Curely (2014) is a free hand-drawn curly typeface, expanded to Curely Pro in 2017. Hemera (2014) is based on vintage matchbox packages.
Typefaces from 2015: Marthas, Risoless Script, Elska (a thick warm watercolor brush script), The Chalker (crayon font), The Bride, The Groom (brush script), Wanderlove (brush script), Rumbell (hand-crafted poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Easy Lullabye (Swash, Sans), Wiggle (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Fathers (a vintage packaging script), Ride Slow (a hand-crafted set of motorcycle culture fonts), Delight, Kehlin (retro poster style), Butter Love (dry brush), Fathers Script (vintage), Fili & Kyla (thin script), Husky Giggle (casual hand stroked brush font), Ruffle (dashing brush script), Dollyn Script, Halloween Rock, Love Hurts (ballpoint pen font), Moneyroll, Trakster, Trakster Serif, Noswatt, Noswatt Serif (copperplate style), Notstar, Rodenda, Hammet, Hastagirl (watercolor brush), Arzeti Script (informal monoline wedding script), Sicero (vintage display typeface by Abdilah), Sign Panthers Brush Script, Magle Sans, Magle Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Millerstone (connected calligraphic script), Bad Taste, Conserta (Victorian), Grestal Script, Beclave, Double Aunofa (Script and Serif), Summer Classico, Ahoy Amigo (font duo), Aunofa Serif, Aunofa Script, Delphin Spring, Delight Lettering Script, Tropical Asian, Vedacity (calligraphic), Rothe (vintage), Bigger Love (script), First Choice (calligraphic), Love Hurts, Hall Of Fun, Casual Font Bundle (which includes Easy Monoline Script, Subber Sans, Sintix, Rebel Four, and Grotes Sans), Hemera II (Victorian), Asian Skyline, Queen Waffle, Rosse, Harvest Barn, Oh Samantha, Simple Monologue (calligraphic), Sweet Getaway (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2019: Vango (a sci-fi or speed font), Aghony (script), Conserta Royal (Victorian), Roast Serif, Mister Quenos (a fast food store signage font), Calisatt (an SVG brush font), Redstock Script, Suspiria Vampira (a Halloween font set), Hoffers (a children's book font), Closer (a Swiss sans), Hoffers (a marker pen font), Mackle (Script, Serif), Blante (Sans + Script), Millerstone, Kimball, Henave (flared sans), Valsday (Sans, Script).
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).
In 2014, Kylie created Neon (hand-printed) and Spaghetti.
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] ⦿
Larin Type Co
Pasha Larin or Pavel Larin is the Perm, Russia-based designer of these hand-crafted typefaces in 2017: Andrea, Alaska (brush script), Phaeton, Modesty, Quarter (brush script), Magdolena, Casamia, Natalia, Kemuri.
Typefaces from 2018: Jumbo, Winter Miracle, Planet Earth (signage script), Tiny Love, Cambridge, Shaimus, Darling Romance, Paeonia, Merchant, Kurtis, Road Crew (monoline script), Lucky Fortune (a beatnik font), Aeriform, Christmas Mystery, Shanky, Cashmere, Seaward, Christmas Story, Inside, Sheraton, Beverly Hills, Vanilla Cream, Blue Moon, Bambino (children's script), Fun Play Day, Belorian, Malibu, Peach Blush, Royal Voyage, Crystal, Jackson, Highest, Stephany, Macbarel, Magnatec, Forestage, Honied, Arrivals, Fantasy, Modern Talking, Playful, Gulliver, Hadron (monoline script), Loituma (script), Rhonely (signature script), Sophia (smooth brush script), Chik Pik (a monoline children's script), Candy Land, Smashing (signature font), Garkleriny, Habital, Sambina, Space Jam Script, Taste of Desires, Rusarian Script, Lemon Blast, Skyline Script, Daintily Script, Fairytale Script, Jalsony, Balwest, Dandelion (calligraphic), Solar (brush script), Selrany, Joyful, Amplifier, Hantery (signature script), Richard, Buldery, Laperla, Largus Script, Juliet (watercolor brush), Dilation, Sun Island Script (brush script), Relang, Mirages Script, White Nights, Simple Game, Miracle Roved, Marylowe, Bird House, Selvia Script, Showing, Hendricks, Rosemary, Paradise, Adrenaline (a free signage script), Old Broadway, Virginal Script, Famous (script).
Typefaces from 2019: Winter Day, Blauer, Road Crew, Captain Nelson (vintage), Winter Miracle, Loredana (script), The Pincher Brothers, Romanson (a serif typeface), Lost Wind, Prima Donna, Palatine (a soft-edged script), Firm (a black sans with some oomph), Bunny Hop (cartoon type), Evelyn (brush script), Milady, Wild Nebraska (a monolinear font duo), The Old Navy (stencil), Kataleya, Spinach, Palestra (a black titling sans), Foucher, Sanremo, Selatine (a streaked brush script), Beauty Flowers, Rush Hour, Avenger (a vintage monoline display sans), Anderson, Santa Monica, Pointer, Pattaya (script), Brisbane, Avangard, Armstead and Armstrong (two calligraphic wedding scripts), Violeta (script), Futurino (a great chldren's book font family), Avignon (script), Bombastic (cartoon font), Velvet Line, Beyond, Bright Cofetti (font duo), Fort Yukon (spurred), Briosh (signature script), Marisha, Black Star (monoline), Sensation (inky script), Bonavista, Pina Colada, Milardo, Bondy Mondy, Ostende, Pasternak, Secret Room, Pointer, The Old Navy (stencil), Lush Garden, Blonde, Way to the Heart, Youth Wind, Mulled Wine, Helardy, Ramson, Marine, Silona, Horse White, Hello Sakura, Mirabella .
Typefaces from 2020: Grovana (soft all-caps sans), Ametis (an all caps fashion mag serif), Capella (brush script), Enigma (a stylish all-caps serif). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the very primitive typefaces MyBeliefs (2013), LOL Smiley Face (2013), and Do You Relize (sic) (2013).
Sonoma-based Adobe art director and designer of the Adobe font Giddyup (1993, with rope letters). And of the ornament font Giddyup Thangs. From her web page: Laurie Szujewska is the principal of Szujewska Design, a firm specializing in graphic design and typography for use in the education and entertainment of children. Ms. Szujewska received her MFA in Graphic Design from the Yale School of Art, where she studied with Paul Rand, Bradbury Thompson, Wolfgang Weingart, Armin Hofmann and Edward Tufte. She joined Silicon Valley's Adobe Systems early in its formation, serving as art director in Adobe's type products division under the leadership of Sumner Stone. Szujewska was responsible for the design of the award-winning Adobe Original type specimen books series, the magazine Font and Function, and the creation of the typeface Giddyup. The recipient of numerous design awards, she has taught design and typography at the California College of Arts and Crafts in San Francisco and Minneapolis College of Art and Design. She also studied and maintained a studio at the Center for Book Arts, New York City.
Designer born in the Var region of France in 1988.
Designer in Pontarlier, France.
I suspect that illustrator Isabel de Gregorio (Santiago, Chile) is Juan Pablo de Gregorio's daughter or spouse. Anyway, in 2017, Letritas published Isabel's fun children's book typeface Mi Negra. It is accompanied by Mi Negra Dingbats (2017).
Letraspace was created by Trotsiglinda (Linda Âslund), Grafi (Magdalena Lindelöw) and Dawnland (Daniel Viberg), in Sweden, in 2013. Every week they make new word using lettering and calligraphy. Letraspace also organizes events.
On this sub-page, one can download several free fonts. These fonts are based on the handwriting of LetraSpace workshop attendants, processed by the online service from PaintFont.com and refined by Daniel Viberg as part of the LetraSpace workshop, LitterArt Gästabud, Sweden, in 2014. They include Dayweed (David Wiberg), Gagfi (Gabriella Axelsson), Humafi (Magdalena Lindelöw), Kickart (Christina Forsbom), Miranda (Miranda Viberg), Nettlebladt, Tyra (a children's hand by Tyra Viberg). Some fonts are sold commercially via Creative Market. These include Left Hand Path (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 VG Fonts
Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers, Valery (or Valerio) Golyzhenkov (b. 1965, Moscow) cofounded Letterhead Studio, ca. 1998 and has since designed over 100 typefaces. Still based in Moscow, he published the following Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: 04.07 (1998), AeroBonus (2010-2014: for Aeroflot), Alfavita (awarded at Paratype K2009), Atlas 1904 (2010), Atmosferico (2019), Barrytone (2005), Bort#1 (2000), Capitul (2015), CardHolder (1997), Channel (2004-2007: 24-style rectangular family), Chellebrity (2004, screen), DBL Cheque (2009, 22 styles), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), DBL Check, Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), First Prize (2016, techno style inspired by Futura Display), Formalista (2001, squarish), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (1997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997, children's book font), Hole Down (1997), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Karkas (2010; images: i, ii), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Lexica (2010), Libellula (2018), Local Xellebrity (2010), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Medved (2010, angular), Method Two (2016: organic sans), Mnickers, Mono (2000), Monomania (2017), Musor (1997), Odessa 1832, OneCode (1998), Pricelist (2017), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), PsyType (2013, an organic sans family done at Letterhead), Quando (2019: deco), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Romb (2010, a Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface family), Rounded Slab (2009), Rounds (basic dingbats), Samizdat (2019), Silver Winner (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Ugloed (2019), Upadok (1997, futuristic), Vestimentarno (2019), WTF Didot (2016, by Valery Golyzhenkov and Letterhead for WTFashion Magazine), WTF Special (2015), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).
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).
LetterStuff Type foundry
Wonosari, Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Primera (2018), Ballicons (2017) and Glyphicons (2017). In 2018, he added Larys Manice (a children's book font), Typis, Sweet Dessert, Rossela, Kiddos and the sci-fi typeface Space Surfer.
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 typeface 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 2015: Fatone (a high contrast semi-didone caps family, with wood type ancestry).
Little Red Circles (or: LRC Type Foundry)
Carl Seal was a designer at Tealeaf Digital Type Foundry in the UK. He founded the free font foundry Little Red Circles, which is based in Manchester, UK. His typefaces are preponderantly of the grunge style, which was in fashion at the time of their creation, ca. 1998-1999:
Designer of the hand-printed typefaces 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] ⦿
Logan Louis Hecklinger is a printer, type designer and illustrator born and raised in Toledo, Ohio. He graduated from Bowling Green State University, where he received his bachelor of fine arts in graphic design. In 2015, he designed the display typefaces Toy Deco and Corn Dog. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Loraine Wauer Ferus
Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda
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] ⦿
Lyth Creative (or: Iyanatha)
Bogor, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1986, of the script typefaces Butterfly (2019), Brittney (2019), The Night Began (2019), Love Purple (2019: dry brush style), Hello Monday (2019), Princes Rapunzel (sic) (2019), Aliandra (2019), Sribu (2019: monoline script), Naturally (2019), Nature of Beauty (2019), Emerttons (2019), Amaterasu (2019), Westminster (2019), Asmirandah (2019), Asmudila (2019), Lovely Ballon (2019), Honabite (2019), Chamelon (2019: signature script), Nurbaya (2019), The Night Began (2019), Cocolatte (2019), Artelis (2019), The Jeliman (2019), Brithasdine (2019: monoline) and Suci Marwati (2019). She also designed the Victorian typeface The Second Cinemax (2019) and the children's book font Kid's Planet (2019). [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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Maelle Keita is the second identity of Thomas Boucherie (Montpellier, France, b. 1977). The Maelle persona is a prolific Swiss creator of many free fonts, which are mainly calligraphic or connected scripts.
Typefaces from 2017: Adventure of the Old Giant, The Curious Incident, The Fabulous Orchestra, The Butcher factory, Dancing in the Moonlight.
Typefaces from 2016: La Bataille du Sanctuaire, The Quest of Discoveries, Sentimental Beach, October Quotes, Hercule vs Goliath, Band of Reality, Street Gathering, Alicia on the Enchanted Highlands, Adventures on the Mountains, League of Giant, Richard True Crime, Dragons and Chickens, The Elves And The Secret Garden, Pokerface, Gentleman on the Rainbow, La Pantoufle en Or (tattoo font), Bulles de Chocolats, Atlantide Starlight, The Golden Flower, Mr Fisherman and the Shoemaker, Catherine de Beaumont.
In 2015, Maelle made Gravity of Love (white on black letters), Incredible Angel (beatnik style), The Red Horse, The Spaghetti Movie (Western font), The Hundred King, The King of Lost Towel, les Soeurs Samurai, Mr. Jackson Rankenstein, Mathilde Castleland (calligraphic script), Question and Love (calligraphic script), Chateaux des Olives (calligraphic script), Le Cachalot du Grand Nord (a hilarious funky font), Le Grimoire du Bonheur, The Constellation of Heracles, The Citizens, Secret of the Octopus, Fabulous Vikings, King Arthur (ribbon font), Mademoiselle Catherine, Alfred La Moule, Jackie Talks to You, Les Carottes Sont Fraiches, Claudette aime le Chocolat (connected dessert script), LA-CHAMBRE-77, LACHAMBRE67, LE BAL DES COCHONNES, LE BAL DES COCHONS, LE CABARET DES FOUS, LE SILENCE DES CAFARDS, La Tortue, Le-Jardin-de-Calista (strong brush typeface), ONLY IN THIS CASE, Stink on the Death (signage script).
Before 2015, Maelle designed Black December (2014), Une Grenouille Le Soir (2014), La Kame A Leon (2014, heavy brush), The Best Things In Life Are Free (2014), Caviar De Lapin Blanc (2014), La Truite à Papa (2014), Mougatine (2014, a needle thread script), Chicken Chorizo (2014), Ventilla Stone (2014), Mademoiselle Camille (2014, swashy), Authentic Hilton (2014), Olympic Branding (2014), Le Laboratoire du Docteur Steak (2014), The Chicken Love Story (2014), Les Sorcières de la Lune Noire (2014), La Compagnie des Ombres (2014), Les Sensations de Cerise (2014), La Chatte à Maman (2014, a creamy script), Aligot de Mirabelle (2014, a great delicate calligraphic script), L'Antre du Corniche (2014, thin script), Caviar de Diane (2014, thin script), Karine Aime Les Chocolats (2014: a connected script), Death in the Shadow (2014: brush script), Akhenaton (2014: brush script), Mayumi Gumi (2014), Font For Children Indo (2014: dingbats), Anabelle Script (2014, a heavy brush script), Mademoiselle K (2014, a cursive typeface), Anacondas (2014, an upright connected script), Walker on the Moon (2014, connected script), Angelique ma douce Colombe (2014), Pomerole (2014), Paper For Your Ass (2014), Paper Towel (2014), Wolf in the City (2014), Dragon is Coming (2014), J'aime bien le dimanche (2014), Camelia (2014, grungy signage script), Kosmo Cat (2014, a stone age script), Ophelia Script (2014), Monkey Snake (2014), Ventilla Script (2014), Slow Motion (2014), Ail et Fines Herbes (2014: hairline script), Mister Fish : upright curly script (2014), Elephant (2014), Nemo One (2014), Royal Chicken (2014, signage script), Nenuphar of Venus (2013), There Can Only Be One Breaver Im It (2013: flourishes), Ruskof (2013, grunbgy Cyrillic simulation face), Kawaii Food Font (2013, dingbats), Chouette Alors (2013, owls), Eglantine (2013, upright script), Zentai Itacha (2013), Magnolia (2013), God Bless America (2013), Jack And The Beanstalk (2013, upright connected script), Halloween Trick (2013, dingbats), Noyeux Joel (2013, Christmas dings), Angel of Blood (2013), Matriochkas (2013), My Princess Likes A Frog (2013), Skate or Die (2013, dingbats), Chouette Alors (2013, owls), Sleep on the moon (2013), Animox (2013, teddy bear dingbats), It Was A Good Day (2013, ornaments and filets), Ordre de Depart (dot matrix face), Diane de France (2013, calligraphic), Serval (2013, script), Chicago Eskimo (2013, fat outlined signage face), Quality Street (2013, vintage signage script), From The Moment (2013, frames), Arabia (2013, upright connected script), Hector Le Dragon (2013), Fantom Better (2013), Mont Royal, Coccinelle, Ponctuation, Miel & Abeille, La Petite Puce, Yo te amo pero en secreto, Conjecture (a sketch font), Coloscobik (2013, a marquee face), Ejaculator, This Is Not A Font, Tell Me A Secret (2013), Chocolate Cake (2013, plump outline face), Eglantine (2013), Ornamind (2013, floral dingbats), La Grosse Cochonne (2013), Toyzareux (2013, bubblegum font), Oliver Tue Les Fourmis (2013), Two Fingers King (2013, an ornamental blackletter), Piragniac (2013), Marguerite (upright connected script), Gulliver, Arakphobia (2013, a spiderweb font), Gelatina Elemente (connected script), Zenzai Itacha (oriental simulation), Atlas Eternal 78 (2013), Serial MKV 1 (2013), The Black Manba (2013), Gang Bang Crime (2013, a dripping paint font), La Grenouille Verte Qui Devient Toute Rouge (2013), Aracme Waround (2013), Zoa Elephantesque (2013), Estrela Fulguria 1748 (2013, calligraphic), Cirus Quantum Solace (2013), Paint All Time (2013), Jumbo Burn (2013), Allo t'as pas de shampoing, Helene Queen K (2013, script), Not Only The Quake (2013, script), One Day Before Rain (2013), Bullet Campus (2013), Eternal Call (2013, swashy calligraphic font), Kill The Panda (2013, a textured blackletter face), Trash Butterfly (2013, ornamental caps) and In Secret I Love You (2013, hand-printed), A Sweet Melody My Lady (a circular font), Lady Solarus Queen 1789.
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).
Designer of these typefaces in 2016: Vitter Villa, Jeans, Amsterdam, Kitchen (rough brush style), Fevhil, Vloody, Snake, Vatox Pomak, Witness, San Francisco, Lovely, Hangov, Ramses, Relax (a textured typeface), Pretty, Permanent,Kingdom, Flowers (outlined hand-crafted typeface), As You Know, Hake, Jaguar, April, Bold Ring, Warehouse, Treasure, Tools (dry brush), Heaven, Forest (rough scary brush), Fast (brush style), Promise (dry brush font), Two Canyon, Rackles, Zombies (grungy and scary), Comador (vernacular script), Hustel, Orlando, Neverlust, Hummer, Ractet, Reknar, Vigoy, Kind, Keyf, Vinpet, Real Hate, Story (dry brush face), Line (textured), Western, Joker, Belongs To, Alone (dry brush), Askcaprol, Be Aqual, King, Gleyziyle, Because, Andorlah, Ashlie, Peak, Quinn, Edward Ward, Jay Bitvak, Bad Tolerance, Arrive, Child, Johanna, King Amazing, Pekerface, Tatto, Sweet, Wood, Solomon, Black, Atom, Bora, Julia, Helsing, Maria, Alert, [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
Merauke, Papua, Indonesia-based designer of the hand-crafted typeface Little Boss (2017) and the techno typeface Almar (2017). In 2018, he designed the display typeface family Benza, Calvier (a headline sans), Rocky Stone, Keisya, Blacker Papua, Highstories (Sans and Stamp), The Rock (a dry brush SVG font), Loves (monoline all caps sans), Kinglet, Shirk (dry brush SVG font), Stronger (dry brush), The Earth Face (an SVG font), Bellanessia (script), Classical (a monoline script), Nocturnal (brush script), Nocturnal Hand, Dellamonde (script), Unknown Secret (a scary SVG brush font), Sweet Cupcake (a fat finger font), and Derbie&Cuttie (children's book script).
Typefaces from 2019: Luxerie (an all caps fashion sans), Mories, Guldenz (a condensed grotesk), Meroche (a monoline sans with some interlocking ligatures), Sweet Cupcake, Crackers Brusher (a dry brush font), Rockness dry brush), Stronger, Empires (an energetic brush script), Betterlander (monoline script), The Routher (script), Janetta Rossie (SVG brush font). Graphicriver link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In July 2017, Typoasis / Moorstation shut down. Run by Petra Heidorn out of Hamburg, Germany, it hosted her own fonts, as well as those of the popular and talented type designer and artist Manfred Klein (Frankfurt, Germany). Manfred, who was an active type designer from the late 1990s until about 2007, created over 3600 fonts in that period. Those fonts are now hosted at my site, thanks to Petra Heidorn. Manfred's oeuvre is too large to consume and analyze in one sitting or even one month.
This zip file contains all his fonts. For those interested in particular styles, please visit this web page for downloads of individual fonts, or fonts grouped by these themes: 3d, Africa, aliens, animals, architecture, arrows, astrology, birds, calligraphy, cave style, codex, Christmas, dada, decorative caps, didone style, dingbats, display style, Egypt, eyes, fists, Fraktur, hand-crafted typefaces, Karla, kids, Laurens, masks, medieval styles, Mexico, monsters, native themes, ornaments, painters, peace, people, pixel fonts, runes, Sans, serif, slab, stencil, stone age, typewriter, uncial, wood and woodcuts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manfred Klein: Fonts for children
Fonts of children's handwriting or with dingbats specially made for or by kids: AnAlphaBetIsm-Medium, AnAlphaBetIsm, AnAlphaBetIsmXtreme, Batmania, BatsDa, ChildrenAnimalsFriends, ChildrenBats, ChildrensAlphabet, ChildrensAlphabetInvers, ChildrensDarlings, Cucumbers, ForKids, GirlsGirls, HappyBirthday, Hingehudelt-Bold, Hingehudelt, HingehudeltMedium, HingeschludertBlack, Jockey-Black, Jockey-Bold, JockeyBlack, JockeyBold, JockeyOblique, KidSignsThree, KiddiesR, KidsArt, KidsDrawingsTwo, KidsFirstPrintFont, KidsKids, KidsStuff, Kidsfontone, KinderKinderAbsurdo, KinderUndAndereEngel, Kinderkinder, Kinderkram, KleinsKrempelTypes, KleinsTypen, KleinsTypesoup, Krakelfabet, MKritzeleien, MinimumWageincomplete, MoreMonK, MouseGrafitty, MousePen, MouseScribbles, MrKlein, PlayingChildren, SchoolStuff, SchoolTime, Schoolish, ScribbleABit, ScribbleDichFrei, SketchBatsMedium, Sketched, SketchedAlphabet, SomeKidsThings, SometimesSmiley, Spontifex, SternenHimmel, TixBats, ToyToy, XamStern.
Manfred Klein: Karla
Manfred's granddaughter is called Karla. For her, he drew many typefaces. I can just picture him doodling crazy creatures to amuse her. The typefaces: Children, ChildrenBats, ChildrenDingbats, ChildrenSketchings, ChildrensWorld, ChildWritten-Bold, ChildWritten, Children, ChildrenBats, ChildrenDingbats, ChildrenSketchings, ChildrensWorld, ForKiddies, ForKids, FromKarlasIdeas, Karlas1B, Karlas704, KarlasABCStart, KarlasAnarchists, KarlasAndManfreds, KarlasBats, KarlasBats, KarlasFirstFont, KarlasInterpreted, KarlasMiszellen, KarlasNrThree, KarlasNrThreeSeven, KarlasSketches, KarlasStrokemen, KarlasUndOpas, KarlasWelt, KidgeBoxes-Medium, Kidpicts, KidsArt, KidsDrawings, KidsFirstABC, KidsFirstPrintFont, KidsKas, KidsPhantasies, KidsStuff, KidsStuffAdded, MKarla, MKarlasBats, TheKiddiesRound.
Manfred Klein: Laurens
Laurens is one of Manfred's two grandchildren. Some of his typefaces are dedicated to him: Laurens-Normal, LaurensErste, LaurensNormal, OhLauri.
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932, d. 2018) 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
Known as Marsnev, Marsneveneksk, Muhammad Ariq Syauqi and Ariq Sya. London-based Indonesian creator of the free grunge typefaces A for A (2013), Mars Inside (2012) and 29 days (2012), and the children's handwriting font 2 September (2012).
In 2014, Ariq designed the hand-printed typefaces Hello Goodbye, Marsneveneksk, Untuk Ibu and A Day In September, as well as the all caps geometric sans typeface Lemon Milk. For an extension, see Lemon Milk Pro (2020).
In 2015, Ariq published the octagonal slab serif Mars&Twist, the octagonal High Jakarta, the geometric sans typeface Engcarnation, the sans typeface Aku&Kamu, the comic book typeface Engcomica, the inline typeface Dopest, and the hand-crafted Mala's Handwriting.
Polish designer. At Typeclinic 12th International Type Design Workshop and the 13th Typeclinic in Slovenia in 2016, she created the crisp garalde children's book text typeface Round Trip. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer at xplicit Berlin. Codesigner of Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
At the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Megan Daley designed the squarish tilted display typeface Folden (2015). She also created a squarish typeface for a children's book in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Californian designer (b. 1991) who, with the help of Fontcapture, created the mostly hand-printed typefaces 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 typeface 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 co-designed by Michael Want, Jennifer Kirwin, Richard Kegler, Kevin Kegler, and Mariah Kegler in 1996. The P22 Kells set was co-designed by David Setlik, Richard Kegler, and Michael Want in 1996.
Arnhem, The Netherlands-based creator of Mahagony Script (2008, FontStruct), a calligraphic pixel script, and Excellent (2008, FontStruct), a kitchen tile typeface.
In 2014, he created DataBits, Maender (a multicolored font for children's books), and an untitled 3d prismatic typeface. In 2015, he created the grid-based typeface Metric Font.
Slovenian designer (Ljubljana, b. 1983) of the futuristic monoline sans family Nouvelle during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2008. It was perfected and started selling at MyFonts in 2011. In 2009, she created Afrikana [Behance link], an alphabet with a decidedly African theme.
In 2014, she cooperated with Gaja Meznaric Osole on the commercial casual hand-printed script Jadran, which was created as an homage to a cult children's magazine named Ciciban.
Slovak designer, at the Juraj Chrastina foundry, of the connected monoline script typeface Sungarden (2017). She writes: Sungarden is a bouquet of about 400 handmade pics and floral ornaments, created to get along well with my collection of 12 playful sans serifs and a cute script. Sungarden Script is packed with ligatures and automatic initial and terminal forms accessed through contextual altrenates. Sungarden includes line illustrations of flowers, leaves, birds, hearts, arrows, snowflakes and various ornaments.
Funtasy (2012) is an informal font family for children's books or fairytales.
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 typeface 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.
Typefaces from 2018: MTF 100 Dings, MTF100, MTF183, MTF30Something, MTFBeMine, MTFBirthdayBash, MTFBirthdayBashDoodles.
Phoenix, AZ-based illustrator, type designer and cat lady, aka Geek Missy.
Typefaces from 2019: Frogurt, Boisterous Fun (a fat finger font), Tropical Punch, Muggsy Sketch, Dear Agatha (a monoline hairline script), Alimentary, Delbert Sketch (free), Piggy Bank, Orchid Key (spurred), Argyle Socks (influenced by Saul Bass's movie posters).
Typefaces from 2018: Raisin Rage, Berryfield, Muggsy, Juicy Gossip, Barn Party, Tippy Tappy Type (typewriter font), Breaking Bread, Breakfast Pastry, Allegory (curly script), Boisterous, Loquat (brush script in SVG style), Cheesy Grits, Puckery Tart, Blorp (comic book style).
Typefaces made in 2017: Mystical Woods, Uncle Grump, Bloomdings, Kookyheads, Barn Dance, Mr. Stretch, Mr. Stout, Terrapin, Saboteur, Garrulous, Sportsball, Scott Slaughter (a free horror script font), Ankle Biter, Buddy Mac, Taxpayer (hand-printed), Chaotic Neutral, Trillian, Garlic Butter, Benji (monospaced rounded sans), Pickle Biscuit (children's script), United Scripts (all names of states), Succulent, MacGuffin (children's book or comic book typeface family), Limetta (brush script), Gray Skies, Scamper, Lallsey, Meddling Kids, Crispin (marker font), Fatty Cakes, Mossy Rock, Jumbuck, Candlepin (rounded and monospaced), Intruding Cat, Allspice, Skrawk Serif (a free sketched font), Starch Raw (a free sans typeface).
Typefaces made in 2016: Starch, Showpony Sans (free), Pinsetter, Quintsy (+Sans, +Deco, +Casual, +SansRounded, +Slab), Virga Script (a wide connected script), Virga Sans, Virga Casual, Undulant (curly marker script), Tallsy, Breezy Beach, Kidlit, Missyhand, Cherry Cordial (brush script), Big Sweetie (a textured hand-crafted heart-filled typeface), Big Freeze (snow-filled letters), Big Frost, Morning Sunset (smooth brush script), Rough Puff (fat brush style), Race Coarse (dry brush), Zooky Squash (curly script), Bobbles (a curvy monoline script), Skellyman (a free marker pen Halloween font for Latin and Cyrillic), Tingler, the free brush script typeface King Basil, the free font Gumption, the free hand-drawn Twenty Minutes, the brush script typeface Spiffy McGee, the free beatnik typeface Gallimaufry, free brush script typeface Sprightly Two, the free sketched typeface Skrawk Serif, the free watercolor brush font Brizzush, free brush font Ludicrous, the free marker pen font family HoliDoodles, the free hand-crafted Tragic Marker, free brush script font Sprightly, and the free hand-printed typefaces Cavorting, Boldly Missy (comic book style) and Trawll. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
At Falmouth University in Falmouth, UK, Molly Fenton designed Typeface for Children (2016), a hand-crafted type in the casual style of Comic Sans. Molly found that such a style engages children in the 5-11 year age group more than standard fonts such as Arial, Helvetica and Times. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monica Munguia (Mexico City) studied graphic design at Universidad del Pedregal and has a Masters in typeography from Centro de Estudios Gestalt in Veracruz, Mexico. She was associated with FontYou in France. In 2014, she co-designed the blackletter typeface Blackmoon FY with Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus. Blackmoon FY won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
In 2016, Monica Munguia and Jorge Martinez co-designed the elliptical display typeface Maciza.
In 2017, she co-founded Tipas Type together with Dafne Martinez and Sandra Garcia.
In 2018, she designed the plump brush pen font Bunny and the neutral sans typeface Porcelanite. In 2019, Dafne Martinez, Monica Munguia, and Sandra Garcia finally released the roundish informal children's book typeface Xantolo and the wood type / slab serif typeface Xihtli. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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 typeface 2010 Outta Space (2010), and the insult-inspired dingbat typeface 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.
In 2015, Morganismi published the hand-crafted typeface Nippon.
Typefaces from 2016: Circus Minimus Pulex (+Icons).
Typefaces from 2017: Sulawesi (an adventurous font imitating old map styles), Sulawesi Kuwa (dingbats).
Typefaces from 2018: Ruutu (a funny faces font).
German designer (b. 1984) of Destroyer (2014) and Cupper Reversed (2012, a children's hand typeface).
Muhammad Ariq Syauqi
Muhammad Iqbal Arz
My Creative Land
Elena Genova (My Creative Land, Edinburgh, Scotland) created these commercial typefaces in 2014: Ariadne (connected curly script), Veryberry (curly script, + Cyrillic), Handy Sans Condensed (+Distressed; for Latin and Cyrillic), Handy Casual Condensed.
In 2015, she designed the brush typefaces Celestial, Dessert Menu (Sans and Script), Botanica (Sans, Script, Ornaments) and Evenfal and the script typefaces Storyteller (a great connected script in Script and Casual sub-styles ideally suited for children's books), Allegretto Script (calligraphic), Catfish (monoline and connected), Rosalinda Script, Aristelle Script (+Aristelle Sans: identical to Ariadne) and La Veronique.
Typefaces from 2017: Above the Sky, Lovingly Friends (a collection of sixteen hand-crafted typefaces), Scandiebox, Brushability, Rockeby (32 fonts, which she describes as slightly more geometric than Block Berthold but much softer than the industrial Din Next; see also Rockeby SemiSerif and Rockeby Brush).
Typefaces from 2018: Adventures Unlimited (a connected monoline script and a super-condensed sans companion), Brushberry (dry brush script), Absolute Beauty (a monoline signature script and accompanying thin serif), Combinado (Sans, (a didone) Serif, Text, Script), Brooklyn Heritage (Sans and Script), Palomino (a crayon script), Beautiful Minds (a fashion mag typeface family; +Stencil).
Typefaces from 2019: Contempora Script and Contempora Sans Condensed, Freethinker, Hello Bloomie (a watercolor SVG font), Above the Beyond, Lumios Marker (a marker pen font), Lumios Typewriter (old typewriter), Beautifully Delicious (Sans+Script duo).
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] ⦿
Children's cartoon fonts include Mikado (HVD Fonts), LunchBox Slab (Kimmy Design), Cabrito Sans (insigne), Love Potion (HVD Fonts), Marvin (Canada Type), Mr Dodo (Hipopotam Studio), Monstro (PintassilgoPrints), PaperCute (La Goupil), Mrs Lollipop (Hipopotam Studio), Sugarplum (Tart Workshop), Mr Lucky (Hipopotam Studio), Liam (Laura Worthington), Sensational Sans (Type Innovations), Oyster (PintassilgoPrints), Myster (Dzianis Serabrakou), Pequena (RodrigoTypo), Rumpelstiltskin (Hanoded), JollyGood Sans (Pixilate), Transmogrifier (PintassilgoPrints), Mr Dog Dog (Hipopotam Studio), Grandma (HVD Fonts), Freude (Typejockeys), Rumpus Room Filled (Sideshow), Mr Happy (Hipopotam Studio), Yellow Balloon (Hanoded), Axion RND (Type Innovations), Tokig Px (Pixilate), Rowboat (Atlantic Fonts), Ladybird (Laura Worthington), Loose (Zeptonn), Pocket Px (Pixilate), Zubilo (ParaType), Dead Rite PB (Pink Broccoli), Rumpus Room (Sideshow), Beatnik Barbie (Type Innovations), Axion RX-14 (Type Innovations), Envisage (Type Innovations), Harimau (Hanoded), Bandoliers (PintassilgoPrints), Manita Px (Pixilate), Limoen (Hanoded), Makalu (Juraj Chrastina), Nanuk (Hanoded), Cayenne (Luxus), Maduki (Hanoded), Loyola (RodrigoTypo), Axion SSF (Type Innovations), Sofya (Gaslight), Embryo Tiny (HVD Fonts), Filmotype Melody (Filmotype), Filmotype Melon (Filmotype), crosswordBelle (JOEBOB graphics), Rocha (Eurotypo), Hedgehog Hans (Hanoded), Little Cecily (ParaType), Clumsy (Gaslight), Srostky (Nikita Kanarev), Republica 4F (4th february), Quiff (Schizotype), Pisak (Cuda Wianki), Fini (Atlantic Fonts), Rabbit On The Moon (Hanoded), Canned Whale (Hanoded), Coming Soon Pro (Open Window), Oranjerie (Hanoded), Colmena (ParaType), Pocket Serif Px (Pixilate), Dr Eric (Schizotype), Snemand (Hanoded), Meep (Dawnland), Greenhorn (Juraj Chrastina), Whipsnapper (Pink Broccoli), Guakala (RodrigoTypo), Sweet Melody (Artcity), Souffle (Eurotypo), Polina (GRIN3 Nowak), FF Justlefthand (FontFont), Lalalo (Cuda Wianki), Caramello (Resistenza), Scholle (Tour De Force), Pukupuku (yamayama), Glob (Resistenza), Chunky Chicken (Hanoded), FF Erikrighthand (FontFont), Kiddy (Gaslight), Axion SER (Type Innovations), Kid Captain PB (Pink Broccoli), Collage BB (Posterizer KG), Rumburak (Juraj Chrastina), Chelly FY (Fontyou), Thievery (Hanoded), Sansational (Type Innovations), Earthling (Atlantic Fonts), Rawhide (Canada Type), Pantano Pro (Latinotype), Angry Ronin (Artcity), Aylan (Eurotypo), Plain Script (ParaType), WinstonNero (JOEBOB graphics), Edgar No 9 (Type Innovations), Filmotype Mellow (Filmotype), Bergelmir (Hanoded), Clementina (Resistenza), BullyGirl (Gaslight), Blondy (Eurotypo), Peepz AF (Andrew Foster), Harry Plotter (ParaType), Uncle Eric (Schizotype), Doc Holliday (Type Innovations), Kycka (Eurotypo), Mama Bear (Hanoded), Lugo (Eurotypo), Chump Change (AdultHumanMale), Peralta Pro (Stiggy + Sands), Langston (Type Innovations), Onna (Eurotypo), Thrond Sans (Throndsen), Mecanica (Type Innovations), Morganhand (Morganismi), Leshy (ParaType), Tobu (Hanoded), Amoebica (Hanoded), Polly (RodrigoTypo), Cucho (RodrigoTypo), Mosca (Hanoded), Swingers (AdultHumanMale), Loncherita (Fabio Godoy), Fat Kitty Kat (Hanoded), And Then (Throndsen), Pukupuku Japan (yamayama), Belha (Eurotypo), Mister Mustard (AdultHumanMale), Dale Kids (AdultHumanMale), Bowman (ParaType), PT Earthquake (ParaType), Tooned Out JNL (Jeff Levine), Toon In JNL (Jeff Levine), Jaggy (ParaType), TPG FaceFont (Tolstrup Pryds Graphics). [Google] [More] ⦿
Najla Qamber or Najla Camber (Bahrein) designed the hand-crafted Latin typefaces Starved (2016), Allison's Marker (2016), Thin Man (2016), Wednesday's Hand (2014, a children's hand type), Nada (2014), Marg (2013) and Hand&Low (2013). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Konstantina (Nado) Louka is a Ioannina, Greece and Luxembourg, Luxemburg-based illustrator. Designer of the vintage hand-crafted Latin / Greek typefaces Lüka (2015), Nadira (2015), Antio (2015), Nado (2015, brush font), and Nadirii (2015), and the hand-crafted typeface Evey (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Antio, Avae, Zanza, Miron, Nerres, Umy, Kold, Pagkaki, Muri (hand-crafted), Gluten Frei Script, Prokopis (tweetware, hand-crafted), Kold, Oxya, Melidia (Latin / Greek brush script), True Mama (tattoo font).
Typefaces from 2017: Petit Nuage (signature font), One Little Font (children's script), Supergal (casual brush), Roodo (dry brush), Lil Baby Script (Latin and Greek calligraphy), Takhie Pro (brush), Evey, Muri (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2018: Naquia, Fontryl, Chubby Font, Tavernaki, Blanc Seeing (a signature font), Marilia (connected script).
Natalie Thomson is a children's book illustrator based in Russia. In 2015, she created the fun decorative caps typeface Foppish Birdie for Latin and Cyrillic. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Milwaukee, WI-based designer of Mugglebrush (2016), the children's script font Jonas in the Fifth (2016), the hand-crafted Timberhavn (2016), the brsush script Mountain Man (2016) and Shock Block Display Font (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Takamatsu, Kagawa-ken, Japan, in 1984, Natsuko is a Canadian-educated graphic designer who publishes most of her typefaces at Okaycat.
She created the high school handwriting fonts Geisha Holiday (2008) and Exchange Student (2008, Okaycat), and the dingbat fonts Little Japan (2008, exquisite Japanese dingbats) and Trees of Africa (2008, Okaycat). Hand Cursive and Stitch Cursive (2009) are upright connected scripts. Ribbon Cursive (2009) was developed from Mercator's Italic Hand. 3D Blocky (2009) is a hand-drawn 3-D font done with Luke William Turvey at Okaycat. Art of Japanese Calligraphy (2009, Okaycat) is a kanji font with calligraphic glyphs developed in cooperation with calligrapher Shigeru Nomura. With Luke William Turvey, she did Rustic Stamp (2009, grungy).
List of fonts as of the end of 2009: 3D Blocky, Art Of Japanese Calligraphy, Brush Writing OC, Courier Coco, Exchange Student, Geisha Holiday, Grunge Decay, Hand Cursive, Hand Writing OC, Japanese Brush Master, Japoneh, Little Japan (2008, dingbats), Porto, Ribbon Cursive, Rustic Stamp, Stitch Cursive, Trees Of Africa.
Fonts made in 2010: Flower Sketch (dingbats; see Flower Sketch Neue in 2014), The Inlines, The Inlines No Inlines, Kanji OC (a Latin font with a brushed Kanji character in place of each letter), Super Hand, Country Charm (dingbats), Rocktopus, Asian Scroll (kanji face).
Fonts from 2011: Okay Marker, Script Love (connected script), Muju (Asian brush script), Joopica (a grungy casual typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Okay Berry (connected script), Orchids (flower dingbats), Seashells (dingbats), Sumi (2011, a beautifully raw brush face), Mushrooms (2011), Azsitra (2011, handwriting), Right Hand (2011).
Fonts made in 2012: Ferns (dingbats), Arco Web (hand-printed, with Luke William Turvey), Oracle Bone (based on ancient Chinese glyphs), Arco Dot (think "Dalmatian"), Azola (hand-lettered caps), Azsion (a sketch font), Flowertype (a pair of floriated typefaces), Azoe (hand-drawn all caps poster face), Christmas Cards (greetings and ornaments).
Fonts from 2013: Swallowtail Butterflies, Flows, Flows Stencil, Komela (a curvy thin poster font), Arco Star (done with Luke William Turvey), Star Cursive, Cosmos Cursive, 3D Cocoro, Cocoro (a sketched handlettered display typeface done with Luke William Turvey), Anika (curly, scratchy hand-printed typeface), Birds (hairline drawings of birds), Azebra (textured script), 3D Cursive.
Typefaces from 2014: Macchiato, Maple Lane Cursive, Forest Cursive (connected script), Azola (an elegant connected letter cursive script), Cat Talk (outlined font), Maple Lane, Maple Street (with Luke William Turvey), Shaqa (inline), Hiew (ball terminal-laden display typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Easy Hand.
Creator of these typefaces in 2019: Monster Squad (for Halloween), the script fonts Coquettish, Marlissa, and Fussion, the signature font Carlantans, the blackletter typeface Tendencious, the brush font Hecklers, the children's book fonts Anima, Suga Rush and Planet Love, the oriental simulation font Kyoto, and Pattrious. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the brush script typefaces Naira (2015), Noelan (2015: free at Pixel Surplus), Millet (2015, brush typeface family), Mochimochi (2015) and Mysera (2015), the vintage signage typefaces Naonweh and Naonweh Rough (2015), and the calligraphic script typeface Nafeeza (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Therion (Victorian), Rowo (dry brush script), Larquette, Pour Lavie, Explorado (children's book font family in Serif, Script, Sanserif and Dingbat styles), Brutus (Victorian, early art nouveau), Gloster (Script and Rustic styles), Noelan Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Naira Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Alinea (rough brush), Hui Boled (hand brush).
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 fon