TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Thu Apr 4 14:57:40 EDT 2024






Type in New Zealand

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[Ben Archer]

Educational and reference site run by Ben Archer, a designer, educator and type enthusiast located in England (who was in Auckland, New Zealand, before that). Glossary. Timeline. Type categories. Paul Shaw's list of the 100 most significant typefaces of all times were recategorized by Archer:

  • Religious/Devotional: Gutenbergs B-42 type, Gebetbuch type, Wolfgang Hoppyl's Textura, Breitkopf Fraktur, Ehrhard Ratdolt's Rotunda, Hammer Uncial, Zapf Chancery, Peter Jessenschrift, Cancellaresca Bastarda, Poetica.
  • Book Publishing&General Purpose Text Setting: Nicolas Jenson's roman, Francesco Griffo's italic, Claude Garamond's roman, Firmin Didot's roman, Cheltenham family, Aldus Manutius' roman, William Caslon's roman, Pierre-Simon Fournier's italic, Ludovico Arrighi da Vicenza's italic, Johann Michael Fleischmann's roman, ATF Garamond, Giambattista Bodoni's roman, Nicolas Kis' roman, Minion multiple master, Unger Fraktur, John Baskerville's roman, Lucida, Optima, Bauer Bodoni, Adobe Garamond, Scotch Roman, Romanée, ITC Stone family, Trinité, ITC Garamond, Sabon, ITC Novarese, Charter, Joanna, Marconi, PMN Caecilia, Souvenir, Apollo, Melior, ITC Flora, Digi-Grotesk Series S.
  • Business/Corporate: Akzidenz Grotesk, Helvetica, Univers, Syntax, Courier, Meta, Rotis, Thesis, Antique Olive.
  • Newspaper Publishing: Times Roman, Bell, Clarendon, Century Old Style, Ionic, Imprint.
  • Advertising and Display: Futura, Robert Thorne's fat typeface roman, Vincent Figgins' antique roman (Egyptian), Memphis, Fette Fraktur, Avant-Garde Gothic, Deutschschrift, Peignot, Erbar, Stadia/Insignia, Penumbra, Compacta, Bodoni 26, WTC Our Bodoni.
  • Prestige and Private Press: Romain du Roi, Golden Type, Johnston's Railway Sans, Doves Type, Walker.
  • Signage: William Caslon IV's sans serif, Trajan.
  • Historical Script: Snell Roundhand, Robert Granjon's civilité, Excelsior Script.
  • Experimental/expressive: Mistral, Beowolf, Dead History, Behrensschrift, Eckmannschrift, Neuland, Element, Remedy, Template Gothic.
  • Onscreen/multimedia: Chicago, Oakland, OCR-A, Base Nine and Base Twelve, Evans and Epps Alphabet.
  • Telephone Directory publishing: Bell Gothic.

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485 Design
[Nathan Chambers]

Auckland, New Zealand-based studio whose art director, Nathan Chambers, created the rounded inline typeface Fern (2015) for a New Zealand identity project. Behance link. In 2018, he designed the electric vehicle-inspired typeface EV. [Google] [More]  ⦿


New Zealand-based designer of a rocky font in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Accidental Design
[Josh Wyatt]

Josh Wyatt (Accidental Design) is a design student from Upper Hutt, Wellington, New Zealand. He created the beautiful sans face shown here. Kris Sowesby was his teacher at Massey University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ace Volkov

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the free handwriting font EYFA Kurtrussellstan (2017), the free wavy typeface EYFA Saino West (2017), and the free display typeface family EYFA Tokva (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aitor Jauregi

Graduate of the University of Irun, Spain. Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the custom teardrop typeface Curia Tecnoparque (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Bauchop
[Sophteck's Jungle and Typography]

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Alan Maxwell

Born in Sydney, raised in New Zealand. Designer of GF Zucchini (1998) at Garagefonts. Also create HUD and Decoder, two techno typefaces.

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

Albany AMT

A typeface by Agfa-Monotype, dated 2001, that covers Maori. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Townsend

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

In 2013, he created the beautiful art deco typeface New Royal Stencil, and simple and iconic Stackable Animal Illustrations. Other typefaces include the free pixelish typeface Stopwatch. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandra Turner

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the calligraphic typeface Briant (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Tobin

Aka Arach Finne and as Dragonstar. Based in Aotearoa, New Zealand. Creator of the handwriting font Atropos (2009, Fontcapture) and BreakingCeltic (2009, Fontcapture). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alistair McCready

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the blackletter typeface Huia (2015) and the chiseled typeface Obelisk (2015) which references early colonial hand-cut granite plaques and slabs. In 2016, he designed the typeface Monolith. In 2017, he published the roman inscription typeface Kahu, which takes inspirationn from the typography of the ANZAC war memorials across New Zealand.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allan Murray

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Allan Murray
[Type 3.2 (was: CR8type)]

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Amanda Baucke

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer. Creator of the display typeface The Bay (2014), which is named after Titahi Bay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Bean

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the free alchemic typeface Transmission (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amber Metcalfe

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the paperclip typeface Angulus (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amber Rogers

During her studies at Waikato Institute of Technology (WINTEC) in Hamilton, New Zealand Amber Rogers created Budding Pohutukawa (2015), a thin serif typeface inspired by the flower of a Pohutukawa Tree, a common coastal tree in New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Nicholson

Amy Nicholson (Hamilton City, New Zealand) created a display typeface called Robust Right Round in 2013 during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anastasia Maslennikova

Motion graphics designer in Auckland, New Zealand. Creator of Le Milse (2015: an avant-garde typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Kiwi designer (b. 1983) of the handwriting typeface AndreWriting (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Owen
[Krackatoa Free Fonts (was: Sun Design Fonts)]

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Angela Coote

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Disrupt (2019), a geometric sans typeface with left-leaning i, l, 1 and 4, in order to willfully disrupt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angela Wu

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator (b. 1989) of the hand-printed typeface AngieStyle (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aniesh Vijayan

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the display outline typeface Flormetal (2014), which is based on Ponsonby. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Vaipulu

During her studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Anna Vaipulu created Curlianna (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Zhang

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a decorative doodled all caps typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna-Rae Morris

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the monospaced piano key typeface Fat Boy Slim (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anneliese Van der Kwaak

During her graphic design and photography studies at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, Anneliese Van der Kwaak designed the display typeface Madame (2013), which was, in her words, influenced by the French Revolution. In 2014, she created the rounded modular typeface Bombaay express. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anne-Marie Gordon

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of Destijl (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annette O'Sullivan

Annette O'Sullivan trained as a graphic designer and worked in design studios in New Zealand prior to further study in typography at the London College of Printing. She has an MA degree in typography and graphic design. While in Britain, she worked in publishing and museum design, notably for The Museum of the Royal Welch Fusiliers, Caenarfon Castle, North Wales, the Hong Kong Museum of Coastal Defence, Hong Kong and the Royal Armouries Artillery Hall, Fort Nelson. She currently lectures in typography at Massey University, Wellington, and continues to explore contemporary typographic application within a historic context. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antony Bauer

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the compass-and-ruler typeface Parti (2014). This great typeface was developed during his studies at AUT. It was influenced by architectuiral lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AppD Sans

Based in San Francisco, AppDynamics is an enterprise software company specialising in application performance monitoring software that ensures the smooth running of business-critical applications In 2019, a rebranding of AppDynamics led to the corporate typeface AppD Sans, which was jointly developed by Göran Söderstrom (Sweden), Paul Russell (New Zealand), Kallan & Co (Finland), Brett King (Finland) and Hannu Koho (Finland). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ardi Alemi

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the shadow font Alchemist Whiteboard (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arian Neave

Graphic designer at Wickliffe in Christchurch, New Zealand. Creator of a hand-drawn typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aron Gardner

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the Comic Sans-style typeface Foxglove (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Bryant

Ashley Bryant (Hamilton City, New Zealand) created the compass-and-ruler sans typeface Purpose (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Cook

As a graphic design student in Auckland, New Zealand, Ashley Cook created the avant garde typeface Blank Space (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley McConnell

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic design student who made the monospaced typeface Paperclip (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashton Bluett

Designer of Early Days (2003), a display font with Basque features, and Jenkins (2004, a sans). Ashton lives in Wanganui, New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asinate Moa

Multidisciplinary designer in Auckland, New Zealand who is a partner at the Rote studio. Creator of an unnamed triangulated all caps typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Andersen

During his studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Ben Andersen created Silo Park (2013, based on the masts and rigging atop the boats that litter Aucklands Habour). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Archer

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Ben Lawrence

Graphic designer in Chiristchurch, New Zealand. His typefaces include Custom Black (2009, heavy mechanical shaded face) and Boxed (2009, boxy techno face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Neumann

Ben Neumann is a graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who graduated from Auckland University Of Technology (AUT). In 2014, during his studies, he created the experimental typeface Athena Black. In 2016, he published the classical serif text typeface M1911. Behance link. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Nguyen

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Toi o Tamaki (2017), a decorative caps typeface that is inspired by the Arts Precinct of the city of Auckland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Townsend

Tauranga, New Zealand-based designer of the great high-contrast compass-and-ruler display typeface Fole (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Whitmore
[The Briar (was: Alphabets Magical, or: Fuzzypeg's Homepage)]

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Ben Yu

During his studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Ben Yu created the typeface Waves (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Humphrey
[Jigsoar icons]

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Benji Neumann

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand. Designer of the classical single-weight text typeface M1911 (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bhushan Purohit

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the geometric sans typeface Novus Simplex (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Evangelista

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand. Creator of the origami style typeface Shirogurafi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bianca Patchett

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the Peignotian typeface Waitangi Park (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BluHead Studio LLC
[Steve Zafarana]

Type design studio located in Norwood, MA, est. 2005. Fonts can be bought at MyFonts.

BluHead Studio LLC was founded in 2005 by a group of type designers, including Steve Zafarana, who founded Tail Spin Studio in 1999, also in Norwood, MA.

Steve Zafarana was senior type designer at Bitstream from 2006-2012 and at Monotype from 2012 onwards.

BluHead Studio was filling out the character sets and digitizing the font designs of New Zealand designer Joseph Churchward. These include the psychedelic Ta Tiki CW (2006) and Conserif CW, Design CW (2006, geometric). Creations by Tallulah Bluhead include Soylent Blu BH (2006: a bouncy cartoony wedge serif)) and Conference Call BH (2006).

Roy Preston published the Prenton RP humanist sans family in 2006 and the comic book style families Comixed RP and Roy Hand RP in 2007.

Between 2006 and 2008, several hand-printed typefaces were published. These include Barbara Script BH (2007, after the hand of Barbara Bemiss), Ciof Script BH (2008, a felt tip pen font after Susan Ciofolo Antico), Sally Script BH (2006, after Sally Muspratt), and Joanne Script BH (2007, by Joanne Paul). Sparkle Bluff BH (2007) is a ball and stick font for children. Notebook BH (2008) is a block letter face.

In 2007, BluHead started publishing fonts by Joseph Churchward: Churchward Asia, Churchward Brush, Churchward Chinatype, Churchward Heading, Churchward Lorina (2014---the original by Churchward goes back to 1996), Churchward Maori, Churchward Maricia, Churchward Ta Tiki, Churchward Conserif, Churchward Design Lines, Churchward Freedom, Churchward Isabella (2015, a sans), Churchward Marianna (bubblegum face), Churchward Montezuma (2012, based on an Aztec-inspired design), Churchward Newstype (2008), Churchward Samoa, Churchward Supascript, Churchward Typestyle (2022; a 12-style sans).

FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link.

View the BluHead typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bowen Li

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the experimental typeface family Silo Park (2015), which was inspired by industrial architecture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Whiteman

During his studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Brandon Whiteman created the hipster typeface Obtuse (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Smith
[Musee Brian Smith]

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Brittany Lane

During her studies at the Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland City, New Zealand, Brittany Lane created the octagonally cut typeface Axolotl (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bronte Alder

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the decorative typeface Britomart (2013) which was inspired by the logo of Woolmark. This typeface was designed during her studies at Yoobee School of Design.

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Bruce Rotherham

Kiwi architect (1926-2004) who made a font called Wedge. This font was posthumously published by P22 in 2014. The story below is an edited version of the story of Wedge, as told by P22.

Noted New Zealand architect Bruce Rotherham was inspired by Herbert Bayer's universal alphabet created at the Bauhaus in 1927. While he admired Bayer's pure geometry, Rotherham felt it was virtually unreadable. The Bauhaus-inspired inclination for architectural publications to use sans serif typefaces provoked Rotherham to consider how a readable Roman book typeface might be approached using some of Bayer's same principles of simplification, but also retracing the evolution and use of the Roman form in an analytic manner.

Bruce Rotherham spent his formative years working at his father's commercial printing business and was tuned in to typography from an early age. The Wedge alphabet was started in 1947 when Rotherham was an architecture student at the University of Auckland. In 1958, after years of development and consultation with his father, who was a master printer, Rotherham approached Monotype to consider producing his typeface for commercial release. After some back and forth with Monotype advertising manager A.D.B. Jones and typographical advisor John Dreyfus, and despite trial proofs being made, the design was politely declined for being too much of a specialist face.

Rotherham continued to practice architecture in New Zealand and Great Britain for over thirty years. By chance, he heard the BBC radio show Science Now discussing the topic of computer typesetting. Not content to give up on Wedge, he contacted the item's producer, Adrian Pickering, at the University of Southampton School of Electronics and Computer Science. Pickering worked closely in collaboration with Rotherham in the production of the digital version of the face. The type was shown posthumously for Rotherham in the 2009 exhibit Printing Types: New Zealand Type Design since 1870, held at Objectspace, in Auckland. P22 link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caitlin Burns

New Zealand-based designer of the font Me (2002). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caleb Barnett

Wellington, New Zealand-based creator of the alchemic typeface Mercy (2013), which was designed during his studies at Yoobee School of Design (formely Natcoll Design Technology). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Calligraphic comment
[Peter Gilderdale]

Calligraphy blog in Auckland, New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl van Maanen

During his studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Carl van Maanen designed Type Green (2013), a sans titling face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carly Johnson

During her studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Carly Johnson created the circle-based typeface Elementary (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmela Diaz

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the pop art typeface Pop (2015), which is inspired by the pop of colours seen along the streets of Britomart in Auckland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Fung

Graphic design student in Ackland, New Zealand. Creator of Cut (2010).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Jones

Emoticonist from New Zealand, b. 1991. She created the bitmap fonts Bitsy Button (2009), SGAkk (2009) and Bitsymap VT (2009). Alias: Emotikonz. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Karsciyin

New Zealand-based creator (b. 1991) in 2010 of the pixel typeface BitCapital. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catherine Griffiths

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer and typographer, b. 1966. She spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on I live at the edge of the universe like everybody else. She also organized TypeSHED11, a boutique five-day international typography symposium held in Wellington, New Zealand, during February 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Kiwi designer of the handwriting font Fiddlesticks (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chelsea Trembath

During her studies at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand, Chelsea Trembath created the ball terminal-laden didone poster typeface Railway (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chelsey Fong

During her studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, Chelsey Fong created the rounded sans typeface Oriel (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chongqing Fan

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the display typeface Facade (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Cole

Designer in Wellington, New Zealand, who created the brush script typefaces Wanderlust and Summer Script in 2016. In 2017, he designed the brush scripts Orange Sunset and ChocoShot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Kernohan

New Zealnad-based designer of the display typeface Crane (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Harvey
[Language Geek]

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Christopher Washer

Auckland-based designer of Shipwrecked (2005, bitmap face), Galathos (2005, typewriter-style face), Sophtware (2004, pixel face), Minque (2004, a bitmap typeface inspired by Garadot), Kernohan Sans (2004), this art nouveau face (2004) and Digitype (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Churchward Type
[Joseph Churchward]

Joseph Churchward (b. Apia, Samoa, 1933) grew up in Samoa, and moved to New Zealand, where he founded a design studio in Wellington. He lived in Hataitai. He died in 2013 [Obituary by Jack Yan].

His early type designs were released as photolettering through Berthold. In 2000, in partnership with Chank, his fonts are finally being converted to the standard electronic formats. In 1984, he won a Silver Prize at the Morisawa Awards competition. In 2009, he was made a life member of The New Zealand Designers Institute DINZ.

MyFonts writes: Churchward Type started in 1962 as Joseph Churchward's freelance lettering service. Within six months he had generated enough work to move from his job as Senior Artist into setting up Churchward International Typefaces, which became one of the largest typesetting companies in New Zealand. In 1969 Joseph was asked to submit alphabet designs to Berthold Fototypes and saw immediate success. He later went on to sign distribution agreements with D.Stempel AG, Dr Böger Photosatz GmbH/Linotype, Mecanorma-Polyvroom B.V and Zipatone. He self-published a handful of original fonts in 1978 becoming the first and only company in New Zealand to publish original photo-lettering. Churchward International Typefaces was forced to close in June 1988 but Churchward Type lives on with a fresh set of independent releases. David Buck has taken on the role of digitisation. Joseph continues to draw alphabets and now has a stockpile of over 300 unique alphabets to his name.

Catalog of Joseph Churchward's typefaces:

Klingspor link.

View Joseph Churchward's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Henty

During her studies at Auckland University of Technology, Claudia Henty (Auckland, New Zealand) designed the all caps multiline display typeface family OCR Sprawl (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cleo Akaroa

During his studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Cleo Akaroa created Viaduct Basin (2013, an angular typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[David Bennewith]

David Bennewith runs Colophon in Auckland, New Zealand. He created a few experimental typefaces in 2003-2004: Concorde (a diamond shape pattern font), Mobile Carrion (Courier-style face) and Pukeko.

In 2016, he produced Lincoln Mitre, a free font with a military history. He writes: In the early 1950s the US NAVY and Air Force commissioned MIT Lincoln Laboratory (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Lexington) to begin Research & Development for what was to eventually become SAGE (Semi Automatic Ground Environment)---a computer network designed for strategic, early warning air defence---in retort to a new technology-enabled reality of long range attack from the sky [and weapons of mass destruction], and new forms of Super Power paranoia that would lead to the Cold War. The SAGE network---capable of real-time mass data processing---worked with large computers, networking equipment and radar sites to produce an image of the protected airspace over the U.S. continent. One element of the computer network was the AN/FSQ-7 Combat Direction Central, a computerised command and control system, produced by IBM military Products Division. The AN/FSQ-7 was equipped with command post digital display desks operated by a soldier, using a light gun, push buttons and voice communication to identify and track targets, and if necessary plot an intercept course to them. Work on computer display systems began almost simultaneously with the computers operational design, leading to the design of a new typography for the console's displays, designed to mitigate human error in reading and reporting of data displayed on the screen. Taking into account that the type system would be used in situations of pressure and stress, the MIT Lincoln Laboratory and Mitre Corporation commissioned large studies into type legibility, as well as undertaking their own legibility tests. The goal being to create a type design that would work both technically, over various display systems [Cathode Ray Tube and Dot-Matrix displays], and visually (as a whole) while creating maximum visible differentiation between individual glyphs within its alphanumeric and graphic system, therefore reducing mistakes in recognition between signs that are commonly mistaken for one another: for example I, L and 1, or 0 and O. The outcome of the L/M type system is a programme for creating a typeface that doesn't necessarily aid legibility---which is arguably a context based phenomenon---but presents a solution to the problem of producing maximum letter differentiation in a given type design system – which aids character recognition and acquisition. The L/M types were never developed to render continuous text but call signs (the designation of the aircraft followed by an identification number), more visual signals, or data, than lexical semantics. Yet, these call signs find their way back into civil society via air disasters reported through media, like the disappearance of MH370 or the shooting down of MH17. The resources dedicated to the research and development of the L/M typefaces alone are remarkable, for example, declassified reports reference what appears to be all published studies in legibility available up to the time. We can see what is possible, and also what is impossible, with seemingly infinite resources. For example, it is impossible to define any particular author of the font, or ascertain how many people worked on its development. its design being part of a contingent and iterative process, over what appears to take place over many years. Curiously, to this day, the original drawings of the type system remain classified in The MITRE Corporation archives. These fonts are digitisations of the alphanumerics I found in many military and research reports connected to the L/M type system. Each font is connected to a particular visual display on which the letters, digits and symbols would be rendered. Punctuation and accents have been added for convenience in use. Library Stack link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Conor Dunbar

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Punch It Chewie (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Conor Fox

During his studies at Auckland University of Technology (AUT), Conor Fox creater the Escher-style typeface Dimension (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Courtney Jones

During her studies in Hamilton, New Zealand, Courtney Jones designed the high-contrast fashion mag sans typeface Seria (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Curvature Creations
[Mark Charles]

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Ribbonshoe (2021), Trainbridge (a display sans) (2021), Moonshadow (a display typeface) (2021) and the octagonal typeface Diashapes (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daisy Zou

During her graphic design studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Daisy Zou created the art deco typeface Niwa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dale Sattler
[No Ponies]

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Dan Adams

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of Dan Sans (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Chan

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the font String Things (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Jeanes

Graphic designer in Hamilton, New Zealand, who created the thin sans typeface Barrel (2013) during his studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Marchbank

During his studies at Yoobee School of Design in Wellington, New Zealand, Daniel Marchbank created the straight-edged Carter (2015), a typeface inspired by the Carter Observatory. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel McQueen
[Ten Dollar Fonts]

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Daniel McQueen

Christchurch, New Zealand-based creator of Cupertino (2011, a geometric sans headline face), Rathe (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Native (2011, an arts and crafts face, sold by Ten Dollar Fonts).

In 2012, Daniel McQueen founded Ten Dollar Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Reeve

Daniel Reeve is a freelance artist, cartographer, calligrapher and type designer from Titahi Bay, near Wellington, New Zealand. His handcrafted fonts allow users to emulate the calligraphic styles for which he has built up a reputation in the film world. For example, he did the lettering and maps in The Lord of the Rings films. He is creating handcrafted fonts of some of his writing styles, starting with the uncial typeface Kereru (2011). Foundry link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Carden

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the compass-and-ruler typeface Tubes (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Smith

Danielle Smith was born March 18, 1991 in Wellington, and developed her first typeface when studying at Massey University, majoring in graphic design. Her first typeface was JY Dandy (2012, Jack Yan and Associates). Dandy JY was originally created for a theatre project at Massey University. It is reminiscent of Pablo Ferro's hand-lettering [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Danny Thomas

Kiwi designer (b. Auckland, 1985) of Handwriting (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darelle Teau

During her studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Darelle Teau created Bohemian (2013), a mosaic-inspired ornamental caps typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Darren Hassett

During his studies at Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Darren Hassett (b. 1976) created Handdrawn Pipe (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Bennewith

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David Buck
[Sparky Type (or: Sparky Malarkey)]

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David Philpott

Kiwi creator of the display typefaces Flax JY and Circles JY (2002, based on electrical circuits). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Deb Kerkhof

Taumarunui, New Zealand-based designer of a number of hand-printed and grunge typefaces in 2012: Yay 14, Yay 17 (my favorite in the bunch), Deb Mixed Fancy, Deb Jagged, Deb Handwriting, Deb Fuzzy (ink splatter face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deborah Barrett

Wellington, New Zealand-based digital designer. in 2019, she made the textured all caps color font Naumai, which is based on the geometric patterns found in traditional Maori art forms, weaving and tukutuku patterns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Demi Garland

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of the deco typeface Skyline Rotorua (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deni Anggara
[Formatype Foundry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Denis Glover

Founder of the Caxton Press in Christchurch, New Zealand, he lived from 1912-1980. "Denis Glover wrote some of our loveliest poems (The Magpies, Threnody and the sequences Sings Harry and Arawata Bill, for example) and became a legend in his lifetime for his talent, his irreverence, his hatred of humbug, his robust opinions and his remarkably diverse range of activities---as student and lecturer; as climber, rugby player, boxer and yachtsman; as journalist, typographer, publisher, satirist and critic; as war hero; and as raconteur, wit, lover and alcoholic. Inevitably, he has been characterised as the last Elizabethan." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Surplus Co
[Jade Newman]

Freelance graphic designer from London, who lives (lived?) in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2014, she created Gentleman's Poison, and Taco&Tequila. In 2015, she designed the handcrafted typefaces Pilgrim, Chesapeake Script (a monoline script), Kodiak (+Icons: brushy wilderness font), Globe, Old Pine, Tiny Moose, Grayling and Hawk&Hunter.

Typefaces from 2016: Wildbelle, Rawson, Stove, Shilling (handcrafted, almost art nouveau), Marling, Manitoba, Augusten Script, Hawthorne.

Typefaces from 2017: Royal Elk (brush font made with Japanese ink).

Typefaces from 2018: Pentacle (Gothic, Sans).

Typefaces from 2019: Dashwood (script).

Typefaces from 2020: Langston (Script, Sans: monolinear).

Typefaces from 2021: Efficacy, Little Ardour (a doodle script).

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

Deyne Ritchie

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the monoline compass-and-ruler display typeface Ghost (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dingzhou Li

Hamilton, New Zealand-based creator of the school project typeface JZT (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Illustrator and artist in Tauranga, New Zealand. Designer of a few typefaces in 2015, including Crystalean. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dmitrii Komarov

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the all caps display typeface SurrFace (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dominique Morgan

During her studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Dominique Morgan designed the sans typeface Coventina (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dragon Tongue Foundry
[Scott Spensley]

Graphic designer, computer technician and technical drawer in Christchurch, New Zealand. In 2021, when he set up shop at MyFonts, he wrote: The foundry of Dragon Tongue came in to being around 40 years ago, to be a source of new music and graphic design ideas. The first real high quality digital font from this Foundry was created around 20 years ago. It was a digitised version of Scott's wife's calligraphy. It was stunningly good, and admired by all who saw it. It was never released. Sadly, after the his wife passed away from cancer, and multiple hard-drive crashes, the font was lost, and there are now no versions of it remaining.

In 2021, he released DT Squished Stuff (a children's book font), DT Paperside (6 styles; it seems like a smooth version of Papyrus, but can also be used as an architectural blueprint font), the ten-strong stylized typeface family DT Skiart.

Typefaces from 2022: DT Dragon Quill (in Goth, Gothic and Tribal Tattoo versions), DT Partel (an elliptical font), DT Lythmore (16-styles; based on Carol Twombly's Lithos (1990, Adobe)). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Tim McNeill]

Tim McNeill (Drunkanigans, in Auckland, New Zealand) created the free handcrafted comic book typeface Drunkanigans (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DTP Software (NZ)

From New Zealand, Norbert Haley's page with free demos of Type Designer (Manfred Albracht's font editor). And a custom font design service. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duncan Forbes

Designer and occasional type critic working at studio Experimenta in New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dylan Culhane

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Johnny Long (2016), Dylan Comic (2016) and Dylan (2016). In 2019, he added Sigali. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dylan Davies

For a school project in Auckland, New Zealand, Dylan Davies created the display typeface ascension (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dylan Taylor

New Zealand-born designer who now works in London. He drew his bilined curly caps typeface Guillotine (2012) in Illustrator. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ebiru June

Ebiru June (New Zealand) created Formal Redigir (2011), an artificial language script font. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edwar Frankham

New Zealand-based designer of the thin display typeface Arch Deco (2016), which was inspired by the art deco interior of Auckland's St. Kevins Arcade. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eighty One

Studio in Wellington, New Zealand. In 2018, worried about the negative impact of the Trump presidency in New Zealand, they published the free font TrumpFace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eileen Schwab

Auckland-based student. Creator of the pretty brush typeface Black 2310 (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emili Laralja

Kiwi designer of Emili's Messy Handwriting (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Lowe

Emily Lowe, who hails from Mount Maunganui, New Zealand, created the curly display typeface Family Feed during her graphic design studies in Hamilton, New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Cameron

Emma Cameron (Ensign Design, New Zealand) modified a didone typeface by adding triangles to stems in her experimental typeface Pleiade (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Takiwa

During her graphic design studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Emma Takiwa created the ornamental caps typeface Maori (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Baars

Kiwi graphic designer based in Auckland. Behance link. His fonts include Cirone (2009, art deco), and Enever (2009, techno). He is working on the ornamental capitals typeface Mad Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erika Reid

New Zealand-based designer of the floraited caps typeface Fleur (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eriq Quaadgras

Tauranga, New Zealand-based designer (b. 1968) of Slumper (2000). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esther Keyte Beattie

As a student at AUT University in Auckland, New Zealand, Esther Keyte Beattie designed the display typeface Core Alphabet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Ni

Creator of Queen Street (2013), a series of fonts that were inspired by the buildings on Queen Street in Auckland, New Zealand, where she is based for her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Experimenta Design&typography
[Kia Ora]

Graphic design and type studio of Kia Ora, located in Wellington, New Zealand. One finds articles on typefaces, but as far as I can tell, there are no new designs at Experimenta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

F6 Design
[Jonathan Nicol]

New Zealand-based outfit involved in type. The typefaces are designed by Jonathan Nicol: Furby (2002), Kombat (2001), Metcard (2001, dot matrix font), X-Font (2001, pixel font), Architecture2 (2001, pixel font). Born in New Zealand, Nicol currently lives in Melbourne, Australia, where he works as a flash designer for an Australian radio and TV company. At Union Fonts, he designed Furby (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faaiza Munif

Graphic and editorial designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the artsy custom typeface Point Chevalier (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finn Clark

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the mini-serifed typeface Robin (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fiona Kerr

Graphic designer from New Zealand who created an augmented version of Letter Gothic (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Formatype Foundry
[Deni Anggara]

Berlin, Germany and/or Medan, Indonesia and/or Bandung, Indonesia, and/or New Zealand-based designer who set uo first Degarism Studio and, in 2017, Formatype Foundry. At Formatype Foundry, he published these typefaces:

  • The 11-style sans family Epillox (2020), which, by virtue of its sloped terminlas and hipster features is characterized by the designer as emotional. Epillox has a variable style as well.
  • Biofolio Ultimate (2020). A 22-style geometric grotesk.
  • Afical (2021). A 35-style sans with sub-families Afical Std, Afical Neue and Afical Stencil.
  • Fixga (2021). A 17-style rounded monolinear geometric sans family.
  • Satoshi (2017-2021). A free 10-style mostly grotesk sans typeface at Fontshare.
[Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Peter Cross]

Peter Cross (b. 1971, Paraparaumu Beach, New Zealand) was an avionics technician in the Royal New Zealand Air Force. He obtained degrees in electronics and signal processing, and now designs sensors and automation equipment for the agricultural industry. He started Fortune Fonts in 2012 in Cambridge, New Zealand.

His typefaces include the LED fonts AF-LED7 (Seg-2, Seg Platz, Seg Dots2, Seg Dots1, Seg-3) and AF-LED 14 Seg-1 (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Frances Ludlam

Waikato, New Zealand-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Listen Learn Rethink (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frankie Jorna

At Yoobee Design School in Auckland, New Zealand, Frankie Jorna designed Fort Lane (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fraser Tebbutt

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the rounded typefaces Rimu (2017, a geometric sans) and Rata (2017), and the condensed headline sans typeface Duke (2017).

Black Sans (2017) is a versatile geometric sans-serif designed and produced for TVNZ to use across their brand assets on air, on line and on their new building including TVNZ 1, TVNZ 2, TVNZ Duke, TVNZ On Demand, and TVNZ Corporate. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fred Shallcrass

Type designer active at New York-based Frere-Jones Type, who grew up in New Zealand, designing magazines, lettering and type for cultural and commercial clients. His typefaces:

  • Exchange (2006-2017) was designed by Tobias Frere-Jones, with contributions by Nina Stössinger, Fred Shallcrass, Tim Ripper and Graham Bradley: Originally designed for newspaper text, Exchange strives for clarity and efficient copyfit across multiple platforms. Its strategy relies on an unorthodox collection of historical references, from nineteenth-century Britain to Depression-era America. The strategy for word shape coherence comes from the early Ionic style of slab serifs, while Bell Gothic offers a lesson in reinforcing the individual identities of letters. Sure-footed sobriety, inherited from Victorian text faces, runs throughout. The deep notches and amplified details make Exchange a kind of cousin to Retina, bringing the same defensive strategy to more traditional text settings. Early inspiration came from the British Ionic style of slab serif, Lynn B. and M.F. Benton's Century Expanded, and C.H. Griffith's Bell Gothic.
  • In 2018, Tobias Frere-Jones and Nina Stössinger co-designed the modernized roman inscriptional typeface Empirica Headline (with contributions by Fred Shallcrass). It has original lower case letters and italics, and is largely based on Louis Perrin.
  • In 2021, Tobias Frere-Jones, Nina Stössinger and Fred Shallcrass designed Seaford for use in Microsoft's Office. They write: Seaford is a robust, versatile sans serif that evokes the familiarity and comfort of old-style seriffed type. With everyday Office users in mind---professionals typing up reports or correspondence, preparing school handouts or corporate presentations---we designed Seaford to be inviting, engaging, and effortlessly readable. A good font family for a miserable piece of software.
  • Conductor (2018). A stocky irregular sans designed by Tobias Frere-Jones, Nina Stössinger, and Fred Shallcrass.
  • Community Gothic (2022). A design by Tobias Frere-Jones, Nina Stössinger, Julia Ma and Fred Shallcrass.
  • IntelOne and IntelOne Mono. Design by Fred Shallcrass, Tobias Frere-Jones, Anuthin Wongsunkakon (Thai), Liron Lavi Turkenich (Hebrew), Ilya Ruderman (Cyrillic), and Nadine Chahine (Arabic). Published in 2020 by Frere-Jones Type.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Gandhali Bapat

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the display sans typeface Fireworks (2013) and the hand-printed typefaces Untitled (2013) and School Enrolments (2013), a chalky cursive typeface based on Snell Roundhand.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gemma Fitzpatrick

During her studies at AUT in Auckland, New Zealand, Gemma Fitzpatrick designed the modular typeface Twenty (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Boussenko

Graphic and web designer in Auckland, New Zealand. He created the simple yet elegant headline family Blanco (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Buxton

George Buxton (b. 1977) from Auckland, New Zealand, created the geometric sans typefaces Bucko (2014) and Basico (2013). He runs Monkey Creative.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgia Baker

During her studies, Hamilton, New Zealand-based Georgia Baker created the didone typeface Black Estate (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgia Eves

Auckland, NewZealand-based designer of the plump outlined typeface free typeface Geoeves (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgiana Lu

Illustrator and graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the display typeface Droplet in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georgina Page

During her studies at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, Georgina Page designed the Maori-inspired all caps typeface Korowai (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giles Thompson

Photographer from Wanganui, New Zealand, b. 1991. He created this handwriting font (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Government of New Zealand

Free Maori fonts could be had at this defunct Government of New Zealand web site: ArialMT-Mäori, Arial-BoldMT-Mäori, Arial-BoldItalicMT-Mäori, Arial-ItalicMT-Mäori, ArialNarrow-Mäori, ArialNarrow-Bold-Mäori, ArialNarrow-BoldItalic-Mäori, ArialNarrow-Italic-Mäori, BookAntiqua-Mäori, BookAntiqua-Bold-Mäori, BookAntiqua-BoldItalic-Mäori, BookAntiqua-Italic-Mäori, BookmanOldStyle-Mäori, BookmanOldStyle-Bold-Mäori, BookmanOldStyle-BoldItalic-Mäori, BookmanOldStyle-Italic-Mäori, CenturyGothic-Mäori, CenturyGothic-Bold-Mäori, CenturyGothic-BoldItalic-Mäori, CenturyGothic-Italic-Mäori, CenturySchoolbook-Mäori, CenturySchoolbook-Bold-Mäori, CenturySchoolbook-BoldItalic-Mäori, CenturySchoolbook-Italic-Mäori, CourierNewPSMT-Mäori, CourierNewPS-BoldMT-Mäori, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT-Mäori, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT-Mäori, MonotypeCorsiva-Mäori, TimesNewRomanPSMT-Mäori, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT-Mäori, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT-Mäori. But no longer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hana Teaohurihuri

Maori page with 600kb worth of Maori fonts for Mac and PC: Arial, TimesNewRoman, Verdana. The fonts need a macron over vowels. Otherwise, they are indistinguishable from ordinary Latin fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanna Xu

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the mechanized typeface Viaduct (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Lowe

New Zealand-based designer of Winona Script Font (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Morris

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the high-contrast lachrymal terminal typeface Olbdio (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hayley Simmonds

Graphic designer in Hamilton, New Zealand. For a school project, she created Nga Mihi (2013), a typeface inspired by common Maori motifs appearing in traditional art and designs, in particular the art of ta moko (tattooing). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haylie Gray

Haylie Gray (Hamilton, New Zealand) created Heartwood (2012), a decorative font that was inspired by native flora in New Zealand and by Maori symbols. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hening Wang

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of a typeface designed for a court of law (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

H.K. Sarsfield

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Milford Pixel (2017: on a 3x5 grid) and Berlin Fraktur (2017, a blackletter pixel typeface). Berlin Fraktur is based on the Google font UnifrakturMagentia (J. Mach Wust), which goes back to Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Peter Wiegel in 2014 and Carl Albert Fahrenwaldt in 1901). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hook Publishing

Bordz is a great border font by Kiwi designer "Sandy". [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ivan Yelizarow]

Type designer in New Zealand. In 2019, he published the thin and wavy typeface Somes Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Isaac Harris

Wellington, New Zealand-based creator of the hand-drawn typeface Popsicle (2014) and the inline typeface Plimmer (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Yelizarow

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jack Yan
[Jack Yan and Associates (or: JY&A Fonts)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jack Yan and Associates (or: JY&A Fonts)
[Jack Yan]

Jack Yan (b. 1972, Hong-Kong) now lives in Wellington, New Zealand, where he founded Jack Yan and Associates (JY&A) in 1987, the first kiwi digital type foundry. He designed over 100 typefaces, which mostly share calligraphic roots---his lower case f is like a signature Yan glyph. In 2013, he turned to politics and is running to become mayor of wellington.

He designed the extensive family Aetna, digitized based upon 16th century work by Francesco Griffo and Giovanni Antonio Tagliente. It is Yan's version of Bembo.

His other font families include Decennie Express Pro (2011, a sans companion for JY Décennie), Decennie JY Titling, Integrity JY (2002), Pinnacle JY (1995-1996, +Bold), Ray JY, Rebeca JY (1993), Tranquility (1994-1995), Artemis JY, and Yan Series 333 (1987-1993). JY Koliba (by Jure Stojan, 2001) is a sans serif typeface family based on Slovenian architects' lettering of the 1940s. Other typefaces include Circles JY, Dandy JY (2012: Originally created for a theatre project at Massey University, Dandy is reminiscent of Pablo Ferro's hand-lettering; created by Danielle Smith), Comic Pro JY (1999, by Antonio Gonzalez de Santiago for Jack Yan), Novalis JY (2008, an anthroposophic family), Boomerang JY (by Greg Bastin), Boum-Boum (2002) and Alia JY (2008-2009, an aldine serif family).

JY Pressly (2012, a serif family) was originally designed for Lucire, and destined for web and print use.

Arts and Crafts alphabet by JY&A.

Personal and political web site. Interview.

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

Jack Yan: Obituary of Joseph Churchward, 1932-2013
[Joseph Churchward]

Jack Yan laments the passing of one of New Zealand's great type designers, Joseph Churchward: I started the day with the sad news that Joseph Churchward, QSM, has passed away. Joe was a great typeface designer, but, more importantly, a pioneer. He wasn't the first type designer in New Zealand, but he was certainly the most prolific, and, in the modern era, a trail-blazer. It's all the more impressive when you realize that Joe did his type design without the aid of computers---he remained sceptical of technology right to the end---using his hand, with pencil to create the outline, then inking them, and whiting out any areas where the ink had gone too far. He left the digitalization of his work to others, including the companies that sought out his designs, most notably Berthold of Germany, through which he had had numerous releases. Joe's work was marketable right to the end. New typefoundries approached Joe to license his designs, authors still sought him out to write books about him, and even Te Papa held an exhibition of his work a few years ago as it realized Wellington had a living legend right under our noses. Massey University inducted him into its Hall of Fame, although when he was honoured, he was already too ill to attend. My own contact with Joe didn't begin well. I had made the decision in the 1980s to go into typeface design professionally, and, of course, Churchward International Typefaces was the best known name. And it was right here in Wellington. Making my way up to Wang House on Willis Street, I was confronted with a notice: that the company had been wound up the week before. Later, I discovered that Joe had packed up for Samoa, where he was from. Joe was very proud of his forebears, and the English origin of his name---but he was equally proud of his Samoan and Chinese ancestry. Despite being born in Samoa, he embraced Wellington wholeheartedly, living in Kilbirnie in his youth---I seem to recall him telling me of a residence in Tacy Street---and hanging out with the Maori boys. He enrolled at what was then Wellington Technical College and some of his early hand-lettering work was created there. However, an incident there also meant that Joe could not get back into hand-lettering in his final years: a fight at the college saw a glass door smash on to his hand, a serious injury that had the principal order him to go to hospital, where surgery was performed. Joe was arguably the pioneer in typeface design in New Zealand as far as photo-lettering was concerned, and was, to my knowledge, the designer who had the greatest number of designs turned in to typefaces for phototypesetting. I still have, somewhere among my files, a photograph from the late 1960s taken at Churchward International Typefaces, which featured Mark Geard and Paul Clarke, two well respected names in the industry. But Joe's scepticism toward the computer age saw the company suffer, and I would not meet Joe till 2000 after he returned from Samoa. That first meeting was a lengthy one but, strangely, we never discussed our methods. We only discussed our finished designs, and Joe actually asked me to collaborate with him a few years later. Nothing came of that, as I was gearing up to do Lucire in print at that point, and it was an opportunity missed. My own interest in typeface design was probably less strong come the mid-2000s---Joe was easily the more passionate---but we stayed in touch, usually by telephone. On hearing of how ill he was, I visited him last year, and it was only then that we discovered that we actually adopted the same approach to design. The scale we drew at, the pencil-and-ink-and-whitening method---perhaps those were borne out of the limits we had. We had both started before desktop typeface design became the norm, and we both settled on the same method of drawing our creations. And we both did this in isolation, not knowing of peers---we just knew we had a love of drawing type forms by hand. Joe lamented that he could no longer draw because that College injury meant that he could not hold a pen properly. While in very good spirits, I could sense that Joe was pained by this. He had had a lifetime of creating, but now he was forced to sit back, watch a bit of telly, and reminisce. But the visit was a fantastic one, and the sparkle came back every now and then: Joe remained genuinely excited about type design, even to the last days. My colleague and I were gifted posters and business cards from the heyday of Churchward International Typefaces, items which we will cherish even more deeply knowing it was one of Joe's last gestures to his peers. I might go on about how I began designing type digitally, but that's not that pioneering. At least by then I had copies of U&lc and the knowledge of others who were designing type offshore. Joe began his career postwar, at a time when international communications were not as good and there was less inspiration around. Instead, he found that within himself, found the way forward himself, and just went for it. Joe was the embodiment of the Kiwi can-do attitude, and a focused Samoan work ethic. The typeface design industry is weaker today with this loss.

The lettering piece is a tribute by David Foster to Churchward. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackson Preston

During his studies at Victoria University in 2016, Jackson Preston (Wellington, New Zealand) designed Paper, an animated or interactive font. He wexplains: A coded parametric font based around seven parameters: the positions of each of the seven joints. The font is based on a folded papers strip and animates between the letters by refolding the strip of paper. Coded in p5.js. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Lawrie

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the prismatic logotype Party Down (2013), which was created for a kiwi lighting company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Mitchell

During his studies, Te Kowhai, New Zealand-based Jacob Mitchell designed the modular typeface Equanimous (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Wheeler

Upper Hutt, New Zealand-based designer of the free children's script font Jacob handwriting (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jade Newman
[Design Surplus Co]

[More]  ⦿

Jade Ormsby

Maori designer in Hamilton City, New Zealand, who created the computer simulation typeface Nikora (2013) during his studies at Waikato Institute of Technology. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaduger Design Studio (and: Twodollarshop)
[Mobaric Minhas]

Mobaric Minhas is the Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the old typewriter typeface families AMTW (2016), Typerighter (2016), Silk Remington Typewriter (2016), Silk Remington Pro (2020) and the vintage typeface Steadfast (2016). In 2016, he created the modular sans typeface Production, the display typefaces Whakatani and Whangarei, the techno sans typeface family Glorifie, the grungy letterpress font Handy, the grungy typeface Brushed, the high-contrast display typeface Manukao and the squarish typeface Manurewah.

Typefaces from 2017: Ashial Chalky, Mibrush (dry brush script), Malo Script, Egyp (hieroglyphs), Cycle Font (bike scanbats), Tamaki Pro (grungy letterpress emulation typeface), Stone Age, Kabadi (a geometric headline sans), King's Initials, Handwriter (grungy).

Typefaces from 2018: Gothink (an ultra-condensed sans family with solid and aged versions of all styles), Kula, Reformer (a tall condensed gothic sans).

Typefaces from 2020: Kula (+Shadow: a 4-style poster serif), Typrighter V1.

A substore of Jadugar Design Studio is Twodollarshop. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

James Kane

Kiwi creator of the fat finger hand-printed typefaces JJ Web (2011) and JJ Web 2 (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janet Jeanes

Graphic designer in Havelock North, New Zealand, who created Love Letters Drop Capitals (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaraspong Sangiemsak

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the display typeface Ed Ponsonby (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Black

Kiwi creator of DaRKnesS (2009), a handwriting face. [Google] [More]  ⦿


New Zealand-based designer of the brush script typeface Millineo (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jayan Ratna

Graphic Designer from New Zealand, who was born in Nairobi, Kenya. He created the commercial typeface Techno Type (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jazmyne Powell

Designer of the outlined display typeface Tui (2017). She explains: Tui is a true New Zealand Typeface. Based off the native bird, the circular forms on the letters represent the Tui's identifiable white tuff on it's neck. This is paired with barely slanted and curved letter forms, signifying a New Zealand beach. With these features, the reader can be engulfed in a pure New Zealand summer, with Tui's gathered in the trees above, sea and sand beneath their feet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Michael Hawthorne

During his studies at Yoobee Design School, Jean-Michael Hawthorne (Auckland, New Zealand) designed Harbour Typeface (2012), a font based on the architecture of the Auckland City Viaduct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jecoba Denny

Graphic designer in Hamilton, New Zealand, who created the display typefaces Cheese & Carrots, Mouse & Rabbit, and Bunting Love in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Marshall
[Marshall Artz]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jem Bruce

Alternate URL. Jem is the Kiwi designer of Jems Handwriting (2005), Voo Doo Dolly (2005), Jems Pen Writing (2005), and Kates Handwriting (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Gibbons
[St Mary's road symbol font]

[More]  ⦿

Jeremy Tenison-Woods

Jeremy Tenison-Woods is a graphic designer in Napier, New Zealand. He offers his fonts through his Jeremy Woods Foundry. This includes the grunge typeface Free Money (2010) and the techno family Foxxy (2012, +Outline, an athletic lettering version).

On Dafont, paint Bucket (2012), Candy Coloured Clown (2012), Free Money (2010) and Foxxy (2011) are free.

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

Jeremy Young

Wellington, New Zealand-based graphic designer who created the hipster typeface Lean in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jericho Jayme

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the architectural decorative caps typeface Pride of Place (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Moore

During her studies at Yoobee Design School, Jessica Moore (Auckland, New Zealand) designed Nautical Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessie Marsh

As a student at Auckland University of Technology in Auckland, New Zealand, Jessie Marsh created a handwriting typeface (2015) that is absed on the hand of Natalie Bray. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jigsoar icons
[Benjamin Humphrey]

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

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

Jim Do

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the Polynesian culture typeface Sohm (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jinny Kim

At AUT in Auckland, New Zealand, Jinny Kim designed the art deco typeface Avant (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Galliers

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]  ⦿

John Mailley

John Mailley (Auckland, New Zealand) is the first guy to create a typeface called Gas (2012). I was waiting for this historic moment in the history of type design. He writes: I decided to focus my type design on the gas covers on the footpaths in Auckland city. From the three uppercase letters G A S, I derived the rest of the uppercase, lowercase, numbers and select symbols. The result is a rounded octagonal typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johnson Witehira

Witehira is of Tamahaki (Ngati Hinekura), Nga Puhi (Ngai-tu-te-auru), Ngati Haua, and New Zealand European descent. In 2014, he developed the Maori typeface Whakarare after he returned to New Zealand to pursue his doctorate in Maori design at Massey University. Linkedin link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Nicol
[F6 Design]

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Jordan Mawer

During her studies at the School of Media Arts, Wintec in Hamilton, New Zealand, Jordan Mawer (Tauranga, New Zealand) created the display typeface Mawi (2015), which was influenced by some shapes from the Maori culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Wood

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the colored all caps typeface Relics of Wynard (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Churchward
[Churchward Type]

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Joseph Churchward
[Jack Yan: Obituary of Joseph Churchward, 1932-2013]

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Josh Griggs

During his graphic design studies in Auckland, New Zealand, in 2013, Josh Griggs created an unnamed sans display typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josh Wyatt
[Accidental Design]

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Joshua Potts

Or JP Designs, in Tauranga, New Zealand. Creator of the free techno / sci-fi / / semi-octagonal font Infynyte (2018). Homepage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Julianne E. Pearce]

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.

Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Art Mama link. Storefront. Fontcubes link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julianne E. Pearce

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Julie Zhu

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the multiline art deco typeface [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Bailleux
[North Park (or: Nrth Prk)]

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Jure Stojan

Slovenian Jure Stojan designed the sans serif family JY Koliba in 2000 at Jack Yan and Associates. Check out that wacky "g", and the great hairline style. Also at Jack Yan, he published Raj JY (2001-2011), KlinJY (2003; first done for a student magazine in Ljubljana) and JY Shapa (2014, a calligraphic serif typeface family).

In 2017, designed published Saj JY, a heavily modulated sans with some exaggerated characters, which was published by Jack Yan. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Justin Biddle

Born in 1973, Auckland, New Zealand-based Justin Biddle created the children's script typefaces M9 (2019) and Jesse 5 (2013), the handcrafted The Best of My Love (2015), and the modular Bigdog (2015).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Wood

Justin Wood (Auckland, New Zealand) designed a geometric solid typeface called Geowood in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie Che

Designer in New Zealand who created a sci-fi typeface in 2012 that extends the four letters in the TRON logo.

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Katie Curd

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the octagonal experimental typeface Crossword (2013).

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Kelsen Findlay

Kelsen Findlay (Auckland, New Zealand) designed the ultra-condensed typeface Barracks (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelvin Soh
[The Wilderness]

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Kember Snaith

During her graphic design studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Kember Snaith created the geometric Apex typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kendra Leilua

In 2019, Kendra Leilua (Auckland, New Zealand) and Jacob Lepper embarked on a project to map and ccreated the (Maori) Te Reo alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Shi

As a student at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, kevin Shi designed the inline typeface Convergence (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kia Ora
[Experimenta Design&typography]

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Kieran Stowers

Kieran Stowers (Wellington, New Zealand) created the heavy brush typeface Pablo Brush (2013, PDF sample) for use with the Wellington Jazz Festival of 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimberly Mckinstry

For a school project at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, Kimberly Mckinstry created an all caps display typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Mucha Like (2009) was designed by New Zealander "Kiwifrog" (b. 1966) in the style of Alphonse Mucha's lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Steven Wu]

Personalised (car, license) plates seller in New Zealand who provides personalized plates to New Zealand customers. Kiwiplates cooperates with NZTA, the government agency that deals with all vehicle registrations. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Klaus Kremer

A graphic designer from Wellington, New Zealand. He created a geometric optical illusion font in 2008, which was discussed by the typophiles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)
[Kris Sowersby]

KLIM is a type and graphic design studio run by Wellington, New Zealand-based designer Kris Sowersby, now affiliated with Village. Interview. Behance link. Klingspor link. Views on engineered geometry. His creations:

  • Feijoa (2007, a serif family for text, Village).
  • National (2007, a sans serif family, Village). This type family won an award at TDC2 2008. Duncan Forbes: National is slightly mannered, which becomes more apparent in the heavier weights yet it still remains simple, subtle and serious. [...] It has a human charm that gives such warmth and learned beauty to text.
  • FF Meta Serif (2007, Serif counterpart of FF Meta, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
  • Galaxie Copernicus (2009) is a large x-height serif family done at Village in cooperation with Chester Jenkins. It was inspired (from very far) by Plantin's types. Another outgrowth of Plantin is Tiempos (2018), in Fine, Headline and Text subfamilies, which has both Times New Roman and Copernicus Galaxie as its parents.
  • Domaine Text and Display, in 48 styles (2013). Wedge serif on a didone skeleton. The Domaine Sans Display and Domaine Sans Fine subfamilies are exquisite fashion mag typefaces.
  • Founders Grotesk (2010). Roughly based on Miller&Richard Grotesque (No. 4, No. 7, No. 3), from a 1912 Miller&Richard specimen book. The proportions are just right---I will place my bets on this one for several best of 2010 award lists. The Condensed and X-Condensed are from 2011, and Founders Grotesk Text was published in 2013. Founders Grotesk Mono followed in 2014.
  • Metric (2011). A sans family with hints of art deco in the heavier weights. It is paired with Calibre (2011). Sowersby writes: Metric&Calibre are a pair of typefaces that share a fundamental geometry yet differ in the finish of key letterforms. Metric is a geometric humanist, sired by West Berlin street signs. Calibre is a geometric neo-grotesque, inspired by the rationality of Aldo Novarese's seldom seen Recta. They were conceived as a pair but function independently of each other. In a clever twist, Metric offers vertical stroke endings and Calibre horizontal ones in a selected number of glyphs.
  • Tiempos Text and Tiempos Headline (2010). Named for Times New Roman, this type has influences from the Egyptian Galaxie Copernicus, which is based on Plantin, as well as from Times New Roman.
  • FF Unit Slab (2007, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
  • Newzald (2007), an economical text serif based on rough lettering found in New Zealand. Review of Newzald at Typographica.
  • Pitch (2011). A typewriter face.
  • Hardys (2008), an elegant serif typeface custom designed for Australia's Constellation Wines. Hardys won an award at TDC2 2009. Hardys reviewed at Typographica.
  • Serrano (2008): a sans family designed for the Bank of New Zealand. It will be available for licensing starting in October 2013. In addition, it won an award at TDC2 2009.
  • Eliza (2003).
  • NZ Rugby Chisel (2006, The All Blacks Typeface).
  • Hokotohu (2007, a typeface for the Moriori).
  • Victoria Sans and Serif (2007, custom typefaces for Victoria University).
  • Methven Flow.
  • Rewards (2006). A serif family designed with Chester Jenkins for American Express.
  • Financier (2014). A corporate typeface done for Financial Times.
  • The blackletter pixel font Pixel Fraktur (2002).
  • The pixel script font Nobody came to class (2003).
  • Pixel uncial (2003).
  • Luca Titling (2003, an ancient roman titling typeface based on inscriptions from 1590).
  • Mono, Mono Pre (2003).
  • Kilbernie Sans (2003), Kilbirnie Serif (2004).
  • Klim Sans (2004).
  • A Slabb (2004, a slab serif), Slabb (nice slab version of Klim Sans).
  • Karv (2005, alternative for Trajan), Karv Sans.
  • National Condensed and National Compressed (2007).
  • Aperture (2007), a sans for small sizes.
  • Valencia (2007), a warm didone.
  • Salamanca (2005).
  • Sevilo (2005).
  • Zinc (2005).
  • Elegantia (2005, based on Polyphilus).
  • Karbon, Karbon Serif (2006: raves from the typophiles!). Karbon is an open, geometric sans serif with a contemporary spartan finish. It is an exploration of Paul Renner's reductionist Futura concept channelled through the proportions of Eric Gill's eponymous sans, with a slight nod towards Jan Tschichold's Uhertype sans-serif. Includes seven weights in roman and italic.
  • The Italian (negative stress) typeface Maelstrom (2018). Review by Bethany Heck.
  • In 2015, the custom octagonal typeface Pure Pakati was developed at Whybin TBWA Auckland for Tourism New Zealand. Its design team comprised Philip Kelly (design director), Karl Wixon (Maori design consultant), Kris Sowersby (type designer) and Rangi Kipa (Maori carver). Pure Pakati blends the traditions of wood type with the traditional indigenous carving style of Aotearoa (New Zealand) in a hand-carved and digital fonts. It won an Nga Aho Award from the Designers Institute of New Zealand and Nga Aho Inc in 2015.
  • Domaine Sans (2014, with Dave Foster) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • Stern Metric (2011).
  • The monospaced / typewriter typeface family Pitch Sans (2018).
  • Geograph (2017-2018) was designed by Kris Sowersby and engineered by Noe Blanco. Panos Haratzopoulos designed Greek versions. The Geograph fonts are currently licensed for the exclusive use of National Geographic. It is a comprehensive replacement of several typefaces that National Geographic had been using such as Verlag and Neue Haas Grotesk. Free download.
  • Heldane (Text, Display) (2018), designed by Kris Sowersby and engineered by Noe Blanco: Heldane is a contemporary serif family inspired by the renaissance works of Hendrik van den Keere, Claude Garamont, Robert Granjon and Simon de Colines. Rather than emulating a specific font, Heldane amalgamates the best details from these sources into a cohesive whole. The classical typographic foundations of Heldane are refined with rigorous digital drawing. I consider Heldane a third generation garalde typeface drawn from secondary sources. The first generation are 16th century works from the likes of Van den Keere, Garamont, Granjon and De Colines. The second generation are 20th century conscious metal revivals. By conscious, I mean the concerted effort to revive a specific style, whether the source was accurate---like Stempel Garamond; or not---like American Type Foundry Garamond No.3. The third generation are those made since 1955, after the re-discovery of the Plantin-Moretus archives and subsequent scholarship. These are types like Sabon, Galliard, Adobe Garamond and Renard. The designers of these faces skilfully exploit modern scholarship, disambiguation of punchcutters, and trace accurate lines to their primary sources. Heldane won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019.
  • The Future Mono (2018). A superb take on Futura, which Kris describes as follows: Imagine if Paul Renner moved to Japan and Kyota Sugimoto asked him to adapt Futura to a typewriter. A mono version of Futura thanks to a great plastic surgeon. the Future Mono v0.2 was released at Future Fonts in 2020.
  • Soehne or Söhne (2019). Superlatives fail me. This complete sans family in Normal, Mono, Schmal, and Breit subfamilies is described by Sowersby as follows: Söhne is the memory of Akzidenz-Grotesk framed through the reality of Helvetica. It captures the analogue materiality of Standard Medium used in Unimark's legendary wayfinding system for the NYC Subway.. Engineered by Noe Blanco, and with help from Dave Foster and Tim Kelleher.
  • Signifier (2019). A digital remake of the Fell types. Sowersby calls his own attempt brutalist. The outcome is sharp-edged and very much 21st century stuff.
  • Manuka (2019-2021, by Dave Foster and Noe Blanco). Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022. Compressed typefaces for large sizes. Described by Klim Type: With deviant details pilfered from Teutonic timber type, Manuka grafts a contemporary antipodean aesthetic onto 19th century German root-stock. Tight spacing, closed apertures and sharp joins make a compelling texture, like sunlight sparkling through a forest canopy.
  • Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif (2020). Klim writes that they are quotidian typefaces: Untitled Sans is a plain, neogrotesk sans validated by the ideas of Jasper Morrison and Naoto Fukasawa's Super Normal project. Untitled Serif is drawn from the old-style genre of typefaces: the post-Caslon, pre-Times workhorses offered by almost every metal type foundry of the time. Untitled Sans and Untitled Serif are related neither by skeleton nor a traditional aesthetic connection, but by concept only.
  • Epicene Text & Display (2021, by Dave Foster and Noe Blanco). Award winner at 25 TDC in 2022. These are baroque typeface families inspired by the work of 18th century masters J-F. Rosart and J.M. Fleischmann. AIGA describes the result as a baroque typeface celebrating ornamental idiosyncracy.

In 2020, he started writing the text The Art of Letters. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Krackatoa Free Fonts (was: Sun Design Fonts)
[André Owen]

Krackatoa has Kiwi André Owen's free techno fonts (TTF, PC and Mac) made in 1997: Messerschmitt, Trance9, Bubba, Spuknik (1997), PlasmapoodleNormal and Invader. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kris Sowersby
[KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)]

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Kristiana (Vamphunter777) is a New Zealander specializing in phot manipulation. She created the eerie Twilight (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kunasarn Tachalert

Bangkok-based Kunasarn Tachalert designed the inline typeface Britomart in 2015 during his studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kylie Stoneking

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a stylish display typeface in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Language Geek
[Christopher Harvey]

Chris Harvey's site started out by provding keyboards and fonts for the native languages of North America. Located in Ontario, Canada, Chris Harvey's original collection included several free Unicode-compliant creations (Aboriginal Sans Unicode, Aboriginal Serif Unicode). The following were covered: Dakelh, Cherokee, Cree syllabics, Ojibway (Ojibwe, Ojibwa) syllabics, Naskapi syllabics, Dene or Athabaskan/Athapaskan (Chipewyan, Slavey) syllabics, Blackfoot syllabics, and roman orthographies of Canadian (and some US) native languages. As of 2019, he covers more than 100 Indigenous languages, including all of the ones in northern Canada, as well as languages in Australia, New Zealand and the U.S.

Of particular interest are his pages on syllabics. I quote some passages: "Syllabics became very popular first among the Cree people, then spread to other Algonquian languages such as Ojibway, Naskapi, and Blackfoot. Heading north and east, Syllabics were adopted by some of the Dene languages, and Inuktitut. The writing system was transferred from parent to child despite the attempts of the Canadian residential school system to obliterate Native languages. The system was so popular, that it has been reported that the Cree once had a near 100% literacy rate. [...] These days, Inuktitut, Cree, Naskapi, Oji-Cree, are the languages most often written in Syllabics (although Roman orthographies for these languages are also available). The others have generally switched to Roman writing systems, however some dialects, communities, or individual speakers still prefer syllabics." The list:

  • AboriginalSans-Bold, AboriginalSans-BoldItalic, AboriginalSans-Italic, AboriginalSans, AboriginalSerif-Bold, AboriginalSerif-BoldItalic, AboriginalSerif-Italic, AboriginalSerif: Made by Chris Harvey, 2004-2006. These are full aboriginal Unicode fonts that include Syllabics (Cree, Ojibway, Naskapi, Inuktitut, Dakelh, Blackfoot, Dene), Cherokee and Latin.
  • AfRomanSerif-Bold, AfRomanSerif-BoldItalic, AfRomanSerif-Italic, AfRomanSerif, AfSans-Bold, AfSans (Chris Harvey, 2004):
  • Digohweli (Chris Harvey, 2006): for Cherokee. Free download. This font was adopted as the official Cherokee Nation font.
  • Kayases (Chris Harvey, 2006): for Blackfoot, Dene, Algonquian (Cree, Ojibway, Naskapi), Dakelh (Carrier Dene) and Inuktitut.
  • Kisiska (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Northern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Saulteaux Ojibway, Dene.
  • Masinahikan-Bold, Masinahikan-SemiBold, Masinahikan (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway, Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway, F-C Dene.
  • OskiBlackfoot-Bold, OskiBlackfoot-BoldItalic, OskiBlackfoot-Italic, OskiBlackfoot (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Blackfoot.
  • OskiDakelh-Bold, OskiDakelh-BoldItalic, OskiDakelh-Italic, OskiDakelh (Chris Harvey, 2004): for Dakelh (Carrier Dene).
  • OskiDeneA-Bold, OskiDeneA-BoldItalic, OskiDeneA-Italic, OskiDeneA, OskiDeneB-Bold, OskiDeneB-BoldItalic, OskiDeneB-Italic, OskiDeneB, OskiDeneC-Bold, OskiDeneC-BoldItalic, OskiDeneC-Italic, OskiDeneC, OskiDeneS-Bold, OskiDeneS-BoldItalic, OskiDeneS-Italic, OskiDeneS (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Dene (Chipewyan, Beaver, Dene, South Slavey.
  • OskiEast-Bold, OskiEast-BoldItalic, OskiEast-Italic, OskiEast (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Moose Cree, East Cree, Inuktitut, Naskapi, Eastern Ojibway.
  • OskiWest-Bold, OskiWest-BoldItalic, OskiWest-Italic, OskiWest (Chris Harvey, 2003): for Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Woods Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway.
  • Pitabek (Chris Harvey, 2005): for Plains Cree, Swampy Cree, Oji-Cree, Western Ojibway, Chipewyan (F-C), Dogrib (F-C), Slavey (F-C), Beaver (F-C), Dene.
  • RotinonhsonniSans-Bold, RotinonhsonniSans-BoldItalic, RotinonhsonniSans-Italic, RotinonhsonniSans, RotinonhsonniSerif-Bold, RotinonhsonniSerif-BoldItalic, RotinonhsonniSerif-Italic, RotinonhsonniSerif (Chris Harvey, 2004): full aboriginal Unicode fonts.

Interview on CBC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Anderson

Cambridge, New Zealand-based designer of Ambriosia (2018) during her studies at Wintec, Hamilton. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Brock

New Zealand-based designer of the smoothed blackletter font Kairos (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Bernard

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of LauraBeeDraws (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Islo

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Backslash (2012, a techno typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leah Camenzind

Kiwi designer of the dotted outline typeface Rank (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leah Shao

Leah Shao lives in Auckland, New Zealand. Her spurred font Chiesa del Gesu (2012) is named after the Church of Gesu church in Rome. The font draws inspiration from the church's architectural floor plan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Ah Yen Faatoia

Designer in Auckland, New Zealand, whose hipster typeface Modern Antique (2017) is based on the shapes of Britomart buildings. It was created during his studies at Yoobee ACG Design School. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Gibson

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Lee Taniwha

Graduate of Yoobee Design School. Inspired by Maori carvings, Lee Taniwha (Auckland, New zealand) created Te Wero (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Plaksina

Wellington, New Zealand-based graphic designer. Creator of the free monoline sans typeface LP Print (2015). Lena Plaksina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leo Waitere

New Zealand-based designer of the display typeface Harakeke (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Liam Farrell

During his studies in Wellington, New Zealand, Liam Farrell created Cuspate (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linda Munt

During her studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Linda Munt created Gallery (2013, an art deco typeface inspired by jewelry). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsay Rollo

Lindsay Rollo from Wellington (NZ) is/was completing an archive entitled 'Words into Print' of copies of typographic research papers, some correspondence, and some examples used or influencing the preparation and presentation of seminars conducted for the University Teachers Development Centre, Victoria University of Wellington, 1995-1998. He also made a one-character truetype font called Spaces with a hard-coded white space. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsay Yee

Creator of the stencilish typeface Semi Circle Sans (2009), of New Type (2011), and of the funky psychedelic Curly Numbers (2011). Lindsay is a graphic designer based in Christchurch, New Zealand. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linh T. Thuy

Auckland, New ealand-based creator of a straight-edged typeface in 2014 that was inspired by the diamond shape of the roof top of Vector Arena, Auckland Harbour. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logan Carl Gubb

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the fat painted typeface Cruiser (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logan Hunt

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of the squarish typeface DecoVision (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucinda Vercoe

Born and raised in Auckland, New Zealand, Lucinda completed a degree in graphic design at Auckland University of Technology in 2012. Her typefaces include Jugend (2012, art nouveau; see also here), and Lineland, Flatland and Spaceland (2012, straight-edged geometrical type family).

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Luke Scott

Luke Scott (Inch Design Company, Auckland, New Zealand) created the humanist sans serif typeface Savin in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maarten Idema

Dandm3 is the design place of Deirdre Idema (Irish born) and Maarten Idema. Maarten was a student at the KABK in Den Haag from 2003-2004. His graduation typeface at KABK was Pam (2004), which was specifically crafted for street maps. He also designed the experimental typeface Before. Unclear if Maarten is Dutch, Irish or Kiwi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madeline Lissington

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer. In 2016, she designed the angular display typeface Flagstaff. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Magic Fonts
[Marvin Wong]

This used to be be a great kiwi professional font service site run by Marvin Wong out of Auckland. Our professional services feature a wide range of expertise in Image Fonts, Picture Fonts, Logo Fonts, Signature Fonts, Symbol Fonts, Handwriting Fonts, and Multiple Language Fonts. Several truetype sample fonts could be downloaded. Prices varied from 10USD (one signature) to 120USD (full connected handwriting font). Fonts: MFpad4, MFpatent, MFrings2, MF-hint, MF-pic, MF_bankcheck (MICR font), MF_boats, MF_sig, MFbmw5b, MFbmwZ8, MFcareCA, MFcareJP, MFrings, MFrky6. It disappeared ca. 2004 after only a handful of years. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mai Le

During her graphic design studies in New Zealand, Mai Le created the plump bubblegum font Pooh (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mani Sarao Abrawan

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a multilined typeface in 2014, possibly called Ponsonby. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcelilla Pilla

Wanaka, New Zealand-based designer of the outlined typeface Pilla's ABC (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Seumanu

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the octagonal typeface Renditions (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mario Becroft

Kiwi designer of the free semaphore font Semaphore1 (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Briar

Auckland-based freelance graphic designer, who created Conundrum (2012), a typeface inspired by the original baddmind logotype designed by Andreas Kalpakidis of Inde-Graphic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark Charles
[Curvature Creations]

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Mark Geard

New Zealander who has worked for the major part of his life as a graphic designer. He was co-partner in one of New Zealand's leading design firms Missen and Geard Ltd. In 1998 he took up a position at Massey University where he is now Programme Leader in the Visual Communication Design Department. His specialist area is typography and typeface design. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on From symbol to living form. He shows two type designs at that meeting.

Creator of the humanist sans typeface Artemis JY (2011, Jack Yan).

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Marshall Artz
[Jeff Marshall]

Born and bred in New Zealand, Jeff entered into the sign craft in 1985 at the age of 16. He moved to Gold Coast, Australia, where he set up Marshall Artz ca. 1990, a creative company active in the sign industry, specializing in commercial and custom signage, logo design, gold leaf work, hand painting, type design and the instruction of traditional signwriting. Jeff Marshall's Jeff Marshall Script and Kiwi Casual were released in 2016 and Dixon Script in 2017 at Letterhead Fonts. In 2022, he started marketing his fonts under his own brand. His fonts include LHF Jeff Marshall Script (2016), Dixon Script (2017; named after Jeff's mentor, Howard Dixon), Aplin Script (2021; named after Jeff's other mentor, Ron Aplin), Jeffs Word Pack (2020), Flick Casual (2021) and LHF Kiwi Casual (2016: a cartoon font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marvin Wong
[Magic Fonts]

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Mary Faber

Mary Faber (b. 1987) from Hamilton, New Zealand, writes about Mainline, a copperplate creation in 2011: Mainline's style was formed through an amalgamation of two historical typefaces titled Copperplate and Glyptic; research proved these the most popular metal display typefaces in New Zealand letterpress printing during the period of 1880 to 1900. Despite the lack of typeface designers in New Zealand in the late 1800s, this hybrid typeface design could be considered a national reflection of historic typefaces seen in New Zealand during that time. It should be noted that the selected parent typefaces were both Victorian typefaces by Hermann Ihlenburg.

She also created Marino (2011): Marino is a contemporary typeface design influenced by a period of New Zealand's typographic history. Its letterforms were created based on research into typeface trends within newspaper advertising from 1920 until 1940, reflecting the increasing popularity of geometric modernity, and the peak of typographic Art Deco in 1930. In particular, Marino is based on an ad for Mencken from ca. 1930.

Speaker at AtypI 2012 in Hong Kong: New Zealand Type on Display. In this talk, she introduced her typefaces.

Dalton Maag, Tom Foley, Mary Faber, Stuart Brown and Hanna Donker won a Granshan 2014 award for Intel Clear Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Bowe

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the balloon font Space Head (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Jones

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a multilined all caps display typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Kitto

New Zealand-based creator of Studio (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts and The Designers Foundry). One can think of Studio as a modern take on the typewriter typeface genre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Waymouth

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the blackletter typeface Poseidon (2012) for use as headings in Compendium Magazine No.1. The decorative sans typeface Onehunga (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts and The Designers Foundry) is based on signwriting from Onehunga, New Zealand. It was used in branding for Hard to Find Bookshop.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Williamson

New Zealand-based designer of the sturdy typeface Mosco Mule (1992). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Eloise

Christchurch, New Zealand-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Eloise (2016), which was finished during her studies at New York University Abu Dhabi. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Hodgson

Wellington, New Zealand-based creator of the spurred caps typeface Old Meets New (2013), which was inspired by the architecture on Lambton Quay. This typeface was finished during her studies at Yoobee School of Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Sagar

Christchurch, New Zealand-based creator of the alchemic typeface Ulteria (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mel Muraca

Illustrator and graphic designer from Christchurch, New Zealand. Behance link. Creator of the modular fat stencil typeface Get It (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa Kow

During her studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Melissa Kow designed the Hangul ribbon font Soju Metal (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Briffault

During her media arts studies in Hamilton, New Zealand, Michelle Briffault created the architectural lettering typeface Land Downunder (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minh Lam

Auckland, New Zealand-based student-designer of the art deco typeface Crosby (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mobaric Minhas
[Jaduger Design Studio (and: Twodollarshop)]

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Monica Contrastica

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the sailboat-inspired display typeface Crew (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Musee Brian Smith
[Brian Smith]

Kiwi designer exhibits his work. Fonts like Bitter Fruitless, Kodafujikon, Gothic, Monkey Boy, Nikoblast. He made ArvhiveDingbats in 1994-1995 with Tom Eslinger (Charles S. Anderson Design USA and CSA ARCHIVE). [Google] [More]  ⦿

MWC Fonts

Kiwi creator of the Bundy-Yellow stencil font family, in hollow and solid versions, modeled after the Married With Children lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalia Kosenko

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the rounded bi-colored typeface Dyslexia (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natch R

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a hexagonal typeface inspired by Silo Park called Fistura de Silo (2014). This was a school project at Yoobee School of Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Chambers
[485 Design]

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Nathan Richards

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand. Creator of Draftsman (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathanael Gordon

New Zealand-based designer of the free handcrafted typeface Higher (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nell May

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer. Ceator of the children's handwriting font Evan (2012): Evan is based on lettering by children aged 5-8. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ngaio Cowell

At Design and Arts College of New Zealand in Christchurch, New Zealand, Ngaio Cowell created the skelet-themed Skelefont (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Thomas

During her studies, Hamilton, New Zealand-based Nicole Thomas designed the sans typeface Plaaybach (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nik Coughlin

Nik Coughlin works as a web developer in Auckland, New Zealand. He used FontStruct in 2008 to make the rounded squarish typefaces Lineqsquare and Monosquare. In 2009, he added Angleblock (a dark angular face) and PipeSquareRounded. Abstract Fonts link [Google] [More]  ⦿

No Ponies
[Dale Sattler]

Graphic and type designer from Hamilton, New Zealand, whose company there was called Eolian. Now based in Tauranga, New Zealand, he was offering some free fonts on his site such as Snow-Bit (2004: a pixel font) and Handdrawn (2004: a handwritten block type). Creator of the rigid display typeface Levin (2006) (see also here).

Designer of the free modular typeface Matamata (2017), the free rounded handcrafted typeface Daycare (2017) and the free paper cut-out dada typeface Cut It Out (2017).

In 2018, he designed the free sans serif Kulim Park (see Google Fonts), the blocky Four By Four, the monoline geometric sans typeface Sulphur Point (at Google Fonts) and the free octagonal typeface Turret, which was released in 2019 at Google Fonts. . Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

North Park (or: Nrth Prk)
[Julien Bailleux]

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer who sells his creations as NrthPrk and North Park (located in Paris). designer of the signage-inspired retail typeface Bar Cap (2015), the slab serif Nixon Caps (2013), and Scrawler (2013, all caps sans serif). He also made Sustainable Resource Icons (2015) and Sport Icons (2013).

Graphicriver link. Behance link for North Park. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivia Dajevic

Wellington, New Zealand-based created of the experimental quarish typeface Exposed Panes (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivier Perkins

Creator of the angular gothic typeface Monsta (2007). Olivier lives in New Zealand, where he works as a designer, illustrator and photographer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omse Type

Design consultancy in London founded by James and Briton. James was born in New Zealand but grew up in Sydney, Australia. He received a Bachelor of Design from the University of NSW in 2010, completing his final year at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. Briton hails from Wellington, New Zealand. Briton gained a BA in Design Theory and a BCom in Marketing and Economics at the University of Otago in 2006 before heading across the ditch to Sydney. In 2016-2017, Omse created the sans typeface families Athletics, Modern Era and Modern Era Mono.

In 2018, Omse and Luke Woodward co-designed the monospaced typewriter family TypeType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Owen Johnston

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Paul Branelly
[Very Good Fonts]

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Paul Cracknell
[Something and Nothing]

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Paul Dobbin

Kiwi designer of the handcrafted typeface Dobbo Chisel (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Russell

Kiwi designer, b. 1989. Behance link. As a student at Christchurch Polytechnic Institute of Technology, he created Heartbreaker (2011), Beat (2011, experimental face) and Nostalgia (2011, an elliptical typeface based on the shapes of 1950's American cars). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Shipper

Paul Shipper (Hamilton, New Zealand but born in Manchester, UK) did the hand-lettering and cover design for a Shots Fired album called Packin Heat in 2012.

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Paul Toschi

Kiwi designer of Solid Speech Bubbles (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Perry Bronte

Student in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the alchemic typeface Xui (2013), the hipster typeface Ikawai (2014), and the experimental typefaces Ka Tiritiri O Te Moana (2014), Arapito (2014), Maungataniwha (2014) and Hapua Waikawa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Cross

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Peter Gilderdale
[Calligraphic comment]

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Phil Marquet

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Stitched (2017) and the script typeface Riverdance (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Kelly

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand. In 2013, he summarizes his career: Early career working in New Zealand for not for profit clients in theatre, music and fine arts. Two years at Saatchi & Saatchi NZ followed by ten years in New York City as a type director, design director and photographer. Recently returned to New Zealand after two years in Shanghai.

Typefaces designed by him include Basalt (2011, bilined), Brutalism (2008), Cement (2009, octagonal), Hellvettika (1998, gothic, tattoo font), Esosquare (1998, squarish), Phrank (1997, experimental), and Hanson Unicase (2006).

In 2015, the custom octagonal typeface Pure Pakati was developed at Whybin TBWA Auckland for Tourism New Zealand. Its design team comprised Philip Kelly (design director), Karl Wixon (Maori design consultant), Kris Sowersby (type designer) and Rangi Kipa (Maori carver). Pure Pakati blends the traditions of wood type with the traditional indigenous carving style of Aotearoa (New Zealand) in a hand-carved and digital fonts.

Behance link. Another Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Tan

Graphic designer and typographer in Wellington, New Zealand. Behance link. Designer of the informal set of typefaces called Newtown (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pippy Stock

Kiwi designer of kid handwriting fonts Falling Honey (2009), Pippies Doodle (2009), Neat Print (2009, kid's writing), Lefty (2010), Free-Fall (2010), Bigger (2010), Kiddy Writing (2009) and Handwriting of a Dirty Child (2009). She also made the hand-printed Tip Calligraphy (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

PreScript 2.1

Free utility for translating postscript into ascii text or html (requires ghostscript, perl). Equivalent link. Part of the New Zealand Digital Library project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Priscilla Brown

Graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created several unnamed straight-edged typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Priya Chauhan

Graphic designer in Wellington, New Zealand, who created an original cover for Vanity Fair in 2012 that introduces an analysis of Lady Gaga. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rangi Christie

During his studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Rangi Christie created Ironbank (2013, a constrivtivist typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rangi Nikora

Hamilton City, New Zealand-based creator of the organic modular circle-based typeface Kainga (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Regan Uili

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the Maori-themed textured typeface Ngake (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rehan Saiyed

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a beautiful learning infographic poster in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reks Kok

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer who created MyTypo (2012).

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Renae White

New Zealand-based designer of the avant-garde typeface Hawkes Bay Deco (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reuben McMahon

Auckland, New Zealnad-based designer of the bilined typeface Synth (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reza Kh

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the art deco typeface Mastul (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rich McNabb

Web designer in wellington, New Zealand. Creator of the sans typeface 30 Minutes to Mars (2014, free). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ripul Bhopal

Designer of the decorative caps typeface Britomart in 2015 during his studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Ashcroft

Creator of the free school fonts Kiwi School Handwriting (2013) and Kiwi School Handwriting with Guides (2013), both based on the style described in the New Zealand Ministry of Education 'Teaching Handwriting' manual. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Hindley

Kiwi designer of the tiled typeface Scrabbles (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Coupland Harding

In New Zealand Type Design Since 1870 (2009), Philip Clarke writes: Arguably New Zealand's first type designer was Robert Coupland Harding. From his early years as a newspaper printer in Wanganui, and then Napier, where he met the missionary William Colenso, the printer of the Treaty of Waitangi, Harding began to publish his own journals for which he was able to begin to demonstrate the typographic craft of a printer. Most notably he produced Hardings Almanac in the 1870s as well as New Zealand's first typographic design journal Typo which he began in 1887. Typo received such high international praise that a leading English typefounder wrote that: "For the future historian of typefounding of the present generation we shall certainly have to go to New Zealand". As Don McKenzie has written, "Robert Coupland Harding, as practitioner, historian and critic of printing has a strong claim to be considered New Zealand's first and most eminent typographer." In addition to working as a publisher, printer, journalist and importing the first North American and European metal type brought into the country, he also designed printing borders. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rony Bose

Wellington, New Zealand-based creator of Goaface (2012), the official language of Goafest in India. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rory Harnden

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of Nosy Facetype (2014, a free typeface for ceeating human typefaces--it uses Opentype ligatures to achieve this remarkable feat), Kitsune Udon (2014, a free connected handwriting typeface) and Tryna No 5 (2014, a free hand-drawn poster typeface). Kitsune Udon provides very many glyphs per letter, and thus, text rendered in it simulates handwriting quite well. Similarly, Tryna No. 5 provides four variants per glyph. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosie Nguyen

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Aotea Square (2018), which is an Aztec / Maori decorative caps typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roydon Misseldine

Kiwi designer (b. 1995) of the modular typeface Oxygen (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rupal Hira

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Ryan Molan

Graphic designer in Wanganui, New Zealand, who created the art nouveau typeface Nouveau (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sable Heath

During her studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Sable Heath created the Metro typeface family (2014), which is based on the maps of the subways of New York, Brasilia and London. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sadhvi Kampani

Designer based in Auckland, New Zealand. The atrtraction of serifs led Sadhvi Kampani to design the hairline serif typeface Scintilla Serif (2013). It looks like a fragile piece of art. Sadhvi uses words like elegance, slender, trace, petite, light, lust, love, endless and 007 to describe Scintilla Serif. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sakshi Rajoria

During her studies at Banasthali University, Newai, Jaipur, India, Sakshi Rajoria created an untitled curly typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Bunny

Sam Bunny (Wellington, New Zealand) created Spaceman (2013), a sci-fi typeface, and Radius (2014, a modular typeface based on quarter circles). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Shand

Christchurch, New Zealand-based graphic designer. He made the modular counterless Six (2009), the experimental Ngaio (2009), Shands (2009, inspired by subway maps), and Thin (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Wieck

Designer in Auckland, New Zealand. I was charmed by Sam's bio---in his own words: Born and raised in Australia, eventually fled. Now based in Auckland (greener pastures) and causing trouble by loitering on the back of a single coffee. Creator of Scorpio (2011), a modular display typeface extrapolated from a glyph found on the cover of a 1960s astrology rag. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samantha Crow

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the poster titling typeface Banzai (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Pillidge

Illustrator and graphic designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created a botanical ornamental caps typeface called Winter Gardens (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Put

Palmerston North, New Zealand-based designer of the circle-based typeface Pure Round (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Sandi's Incomplete Homepage]

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Sandip Patel

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Ponsonby (2014), a typeface that was inspired by metal joints. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sandi's Incomplete Homepage

Sandi made the Bordz dingbat font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saranna Drury

Saranna Drury (New Zealand) created the ornamental didone typeface Debussy Script (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saskia Nicol

Graphic designer from Auckland, New Zealand, who created the custom typeface 1984 (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Spensley
[Dragon Tongue Foundry]

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Scott Wheeler

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer who made experimental typefaces such as Area (2011, futuristic) and Peace by Piece (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seb McLauchlan
[Sebastian McLauchlan]

Type designer in Wellington, New Zealand, who created these typefaces in or just before 2015: Colchis (sharp-edged display type), Edme (a wedge serif named after French sculptor Edme Bouchardon, as if the letters are meant for stone-cutting), Basis (sans), Central.

In 2016, Seb McLauchlan and Noel Leu co-designed GT America at Grilli Type. They write: GT America builds a bridge between the American Gothic and European Grotesque typeface genres. It combines design features from both traditions and unites them in a contemporary family. The versatile system consists of eighty-four styles across six widths and seven weights. It has tapered stems and subtly angled spurs, and a very useful monospaced GT America Mono subfamily.

In 2018, he published the sans typeface Ginto Nord and Ginto Normal at Dinamo.

In 2020, Fabian Harb and Seb McLauchlan co-designed the extensive grotesque family Marfa at Dinamo. Marfa contains a monospaced subfamily, and comes with two variable fonts.

Blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian McLauchlan
[Seb McLauchlan]

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Shannen Perry

During her studies at the University of Waikato, Shannen Perry (Shannen Perry Design, Cambridge, New Zealand) created the hipster sans typeface Orphic (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sharvanna Kenny

New Zealand-based designer of a great ink spill typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shawnee Hooper

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of Whanau Kaha (2014), a typeface that is inspired by the Maoris. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shishun Jiao

At the NZSE School of Design and Animation in Auckland, New Zealand, Shishun Jiao created a colored geometric solid typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Something and Nothing
[Paul Cracknell]

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of Kia Ora (2020: a display typeface that features a Maori art curl or coil) and Linebacker (2020: a multiline, inline and solid font triplet advertized as an athletics typeface).

Typefaces from 2021: Poxy (a sans typeface with water bubble texture), Swipe Write (a dry brush script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sophteck's Jungle and Typography
[Alan Bauchop]

Alan Bauchop (Sophtecks, Wellington, New Zealand) made these typefaces in 1998: Trix, ScreenyJubs, Earth People, Brickle, Cain, Chunk, Miniskip, Miniskap, Miniskup (techno), and the experimental Silo. Some pixel fonts.

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

Sparky Type (or: Sparky Malarkey)
[David Buck]

From Wellington, New Zealand, David Buck's creations at SparkyType: Blankey (2002, OpenType, free), Kiwi (2001), Goose, Billy (1998), Charmy (2001), Panhandler (2004, hand-inked look), Pants, Munch Corn, Tarnation (2000, with Craig Duffney), Yakitty, Paste, Sheriff, Rubic (2001), Chicken (2000), ChickenBonus (2000). All fonts have a hand-printed look.

Some fonts are sold at Chankstore: Cuba3D, Thri (2001, three-lined glyphs), Rubble, Timberlake, Stacker (2002), Chicken, McKracken (2001), Munter. In addition, Chankstore offered these free fonts by David Buck: Lowery Auto (2001), SpaceToaster, and PolarBear (2001). David worked from 2001-2002 at Chank Fonts in Minneapolis.

Since 2003, his typefaces can also be bought at MyFonts: Amoeba (2007, computer look), Antelope (2007, futuristic), Milford (2007, art deco black without holes), Skyler (2007, almost architectural lettering family), Billy, Tarnation, Munter (2001), Rubic, Thri, Chickens, McKracken, Rubble, Lodge, Nisswa (2003, Western slab serif), Nine Thousand (2010), Fancy, Jolene (2003), Farmer (2003), Messcara (2004, handwriting), Ruby (2005, comic book face), Licenz (2006, license plate font), Sudsy (2007, comic book style), Milford (2007, art deco), Sundae (2005, informal script at YouWorkForThem), Billy Serif (2006), David Propane (2005).

In 2003, David started DavidBuck.Com. You Work For Them link. Klingspor link. View David Buck's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

St Mary's road symbol font
[Jeremy Gibbons]

Road symbols in metafont and type 1, by Alan Jeffrey and kiwi Jeremy Gibbons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Haryadi

During her studies, Auckland, New Zealand-based Stephanie Haryadi created the high-contrast decorative typeface Dulcet (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Love

At Auckland University of Technology (AUT) in Auckland, New Zealand, Stephanie Love created the fun music chart-inspired Crescendo typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steve Zafarana
[BluHead Studio LLC]

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Steven Wu

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Suttirat Aum Sangsuwan

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of a techno typeface inspired by Silo Park (2014). This was a school project at Yoobee School of Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sydney Plested

During his studies at Whitecliffe College of Art and Design, Auckland, New Zealand-based Sydney Plested designed the bilined display typeface New English (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tane Williams

Wellington, New Zealand-born graphic designer and illustrator who works in London. Creator of Untitled Typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tayla Gordon

During her graphic design studies in Wellington, New Zealand, Tayla Gordon created the bilined caps typeface Left Bank (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Teesha Masson

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer of the display typeface Advance (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tegan Furneaux

During his studies in Hamilton, New Zealand, Tegan Furneaux created Split Aotearoa (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ten Dollar Fonts
[Daniel McQueen]

Commercial foundry, est. 2012 by Daniel McQueen, and located in Christchurch, New Zealand. All fonts sell for ten dollars. In-house typefaces include Positano (2012, wavy).

Designers include Drew Melton (Brite Script, 2014), Joe Warburton (Mountain), Diogo Pisoeiro (Espasmo), Hlynur Ingólfsson (Gelato, Live a Lot), Ernesto Alonso (Ipanema), Jorge Letona (Balam, Teepee), Jorge Cabrera (Moderna 10), Maarten van 't Wout (Fabric), Mathias Vandenbempt (1948), Eli Brumbaugh (Dayta), Jacopo Severitano (Inner City, Zenith, Zondag, Zwei), Daniel McQueen (Native, Rathe), Changing Lines (Changing Lines Type II), Marco Oggian (Harf 77), Rosalind Stoughton (Fonecian), Lucas Blat (Circumactio), Richard de Ruijter (Tikal), Konrad Bednarski (Odyssey), Mircea C. Dragan (Farnsworth), AARGH (Gothicecream), and Leonardo Prause (Dicto). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tess Pyke

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic designer who created the shaky typeface Movement (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thays Lopes

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of the neo-grotesque typeface Largo (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Briar (was: Alphabets Magical, or: Fuzzypeg's Homepage)
[Ben Whitmore]

Alphabets Magical had freeware rune and old writing system fonts by Ben Whitmore from Auckland, New Zealand. They included AngelicR100, BarddasWRR100, DaggersR100, IEFutharkR100, Malachim, PVEnochian100, PWRunesR100, ThebanBW100, AlphGeniiFzpg100, Enochian-Regular, PictSwirlR100. He also had Enochian-Regular by the Digital Type Foundry, 1991.

In 2014, we rediscovered Ben Whitmore as The Briar. He published Coelacanth, a free typeface family inspired by Bruce Rogers' legendary Venetian typeface, Centaur, described by some as the most beautiful typeface ever designed. He writes: There are surprisingly few digital revivals of Centaur, and none that I know of providing the smaller optical sizes that were available in the original metal type. Centaur was tremendously versatile, as elegant and readable in the smallest caption text as it was at display sizes. He created the italics from scratch. Interestingly, Coelacanth has six weights from Thin to Heavy, and six optical styles, 4pt, 6pt, 8pt, 14pt, 24pt and 60pt. CTAN link for downloading Coelacanth.

Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Designers Foundry

Type cooperative in Christchurch, New Zealand. As of the summer of 2015, it grouped 34 type designers and 58 font families. Typefaces include Super (2019: futuristic type by an unidentified designer), Gordita (2016, by Thomas Gillett) and Morion (2017, by David Einwaller).

Halisa, added in 2021 by Jan Estrada-Osmycki, is a 60-style collection of semi-constructed grotesque typefaces with an industrial origin and mechanical character. Featuring super-elliptical curves, its designer is not identified on the web site. Halisa also features some variable format typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Kennett Bros: HandFonts

HandFonts is a 95NZ$ service by the Kennett Bros in New Zealand for making your handwriting into a font, based on a template provided over the web. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Wilderness
[Kelvin Soh]

Kevin Soh runs The Wilderness in Auckland, New Zealand. He created a few experimental typefaces for his graphic design projects. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Lee Gibson]

Graphic designer Lee Gibson ("Thesvrl", located in Wutown, Wellington, New Zealand) created Handvetica (2009, hand-traced Helvetica, fed to Fontcapture), and ywks (2009, handwriting, created with YourFonts), both freely downloadable. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Richardson

During his graphic design studies in Wellington, New Zealand, Thomas Richardson created the alchemic typeface Rometric (2013). Rometric draws inspiration from the Wellington City Gallery and has many clean geometric and circular forms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Walker

During his graphic design studies in Auckland, New Zealand, Thomas Walker created Topographic Typography (2014), which at first sight looks like a typeface with a fingerprint texture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiana Gibbons-Campbell

Student / designer in Auckland, New Zealand, who created the modular typeface Jasper in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiana Paul

During her studies at the School of Media Arts, Wintec in Hamilton, New Zealand, Tiana Paul created the super-organic typeface Aihikirimi (2015). This typeface uses some shapes from the Maori culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Donaldson

Not to be confused with the (much older) British type designer and calligrapher, Timothy Donaldson. This Tim Donaldson was born in Tauranga, New Zealand, in 1986.

Donaldson made Pyes Pa (2010-2011), in Headline and Poster styles, high-contrast calligraphic script versions of Bodoni in the style of Canada Type's Memoriam (2009).

The Otama Typeface Project: Otama (2011) is a free didone typeface family with its own dedicated web page. Well, "free" became "not quite free", as the complete Otama family is now priced at 400 dollars. Otama Italic was completed in 2012.

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

Tim McNeill

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Tim van Eyssen

Auckland, New Zealnad-based designer of the art deco typeface Civic Deco (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Wightman

During his studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, Tim Wightman created Bascule (2014), a typeface inspired by a decommissioned lift bridge at Wynyard Quarter in Auckland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T.J. Atkinson

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the hipster typeface Divergent (2017), described as an eclectic typeface designed to showcase Karangahape road, Auckland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Eslinger

Kiwi co-designer with Brian Smith of ArchiveDingbats in 1994-1995 (Charles S. Anderson Design USA and CSA ARCHIVE). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tony Jon Atkinson

During his design studies at Yoobee in Auckland, New Zealand, Tony Jon Atkinson created the hipster display typeface Divergent (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Travis Kochel

Travis Kochel is an American type designer, b. 1983, Charlottesville, VA. He is now based in Portland, OR, and is an adjunct professor at Portland State University. He set up TK Type, which was listed by MyFonts as being headquartered in Wellington, New Zealand. He founded Scribble Tone with Lizy Gershenzon and helped launch Future Fonts in 2018, and later Vectro Type.

In 2010, Travis published the contemporary curvy sans family Otari.

Chartwell (2011) exploits OpenType features to make fonts that create pie charts, bar charts and histograms. It was published commercially by FontShop in 2012 as FF Chartwell. He explains the tricks. Typophile discussion. Download link. FF Chartwell won an award at TDC 2013.

At Vectro Type he released these typefaces:

  • Analog (2013). A new take on wide industrial sans serifs.
  • Kablammo (2022).
  • Vctr Mono (2021). This monospaced type design is warm, slightly goofy, and tactile. Inspired by text found on the lenses and bodies of manual cameras, specifically Leicas and Nikons. Originally named ISO and designed for our project exif.co.
  • Wildberry (2021, Travis Kochel). Based on the brushy lettering found on U.S. National Wilderness signage.

Interview in 2016 by David Sudweeks. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tri Nguyen

During her studies at the Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, she created the experimental typeface Sailo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Allan Murray]

A free Windows tool for applying hinting instructions to True Type fonts. Written by Allan Murray (Auckland, New Zealand). One can edit these tables: prep, fpgm tables, glyf, gasp, cvt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Owen Johnston]

Twintype is the company of graphic designer Owen Johnston, who was born in 1979 in New Zealand, and works in the UK. He created several pixel or techno typefaces (no sales, no downloads): Minus (pixel family), Midgit, Frown Box (2010, multilined), Typhoon, Twice (bilined). Double Up is a bilined stencil-like typeface reminiscent of neon lights. Species is a two-line square techno face. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type 3.2 (was: CR8type)
[Allan Murray]

CR8type for Windows is a commercial Windows truetype and opentype font editor written by Allan Murray. Free demo. Also, CR8tracer is a freeware utility based on Peter Selinger's 'Potrace' to convert bitmap images into monochrome vector formats. Combine with CR8type 2.0 to create fonts from scanned images of signatures, handwriting etc. Windows only. It can edit PostScript and OpenType fonts and has a knife and freehand drawing tool. It draws, kerns, deals with unicode, converts between formats, and basically is a full-fledged type design tool.

Type Light (2012) is a free light version of Type 3.2 for Windows. The full Type 3.2 program is for Windows, Linux and mac OS/X.

CR8 Software Solutions are an independant software vendor located in Auckland, New Zealand. A creation of Allan Murray - a self-taught software developer who began programming computers in the early eighties and who has been involved in the ID card and digital printing industries for the past twelve years. CR8 Software Solutions has had a web presence since 2006. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Kiwi

New Zealand-based designer of the hand-printed typeface Anna (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Conference held in Wellington, New Zealand, from 5-9 February 2008, and from 11-15 February 2009, again in Wellington. Speakers at the 2009 event included Erich Alb, Stephen Banham, Donald Beekman, David Bennewith, Walter Bohatsch, Kyle Cooper, Masayoshi Kodaira Indra Kupferschmid, Bruno Maag, Sarah Maxey, Christian Schwartz, and Leonardi Sonnoli. It was organized by Catherine Griffiths, a typographer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Uli Kozok

Uli Kozok (b. 1959, Hildesheim, Germany) is Professor in Indonesian, Hawaiian and Indo-Pacific Languages and Literatures at the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.

Creator of the free font Surak Batak. Kozok writes: The Batak alphabet, or surat batak, is descended ultimately from the from Brahmi script of ancient India by way of the Pallava and Old Kawi scripts. The Batak languages of northern Sumatra - Karo Batak, Toba Batak, Dairi Batak, Simalungun/Timur, Angkola and Mandailing Batak, and occasionally Malay. In most Batak communities, only the datu (priests) are able to read and write the Batak alphabet and they use it mainly for calendars and magical texts. This site has truetype fonts by Kozok for the Battak script: KaroNormal, MandailingNormal, PakpakNormal, SimalungunNormal, TobaNormal, VariantsNormal.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Very Good Fonts
[Paul Branelly]

Marton, New Zealand-based Paul Branelly runs Very Good Fonts. Its fonts are sold via MyFonts. Paul Brannelly is an illustrator, cartoonist, old-school ticket writer, and sign writer. He has been creating fonts by hand since he started working as a sign writer in the late 1980s. Brush and handlettering typefaces: Choc Chip + Dip (2007), Cuckoo (2007), Cuckoo Fast (2007), Cuckoo Fat (2007), Two Stroke (2007, a 3-style comic book family), Muttonbird (2009), Inmate (2009, a stencil based on eurostile). Paul has been assisted by Wellington, New Zealand-based type designer David Buck. You Work For Them link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Vinod Roy

At the Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, Vinod Roy designed a curly display typeface (2015) that was inspired by the ironwork on park benches. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vivek Verma

Designer of the decorative caps typeface Britomart in 2015 during his studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wayne Shih

Kiwi designer of Hauora Sans (2020), a free 7-style (unkerned?) neo-grotesque sans-serif font designed for an University of Auckland Te Whare Wanaga o Tamaki Makaurua open-sourced research project. Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wera Piatek

Whangarei Heads, New Zealand-based graphic desigmner and illustrator. In 2012, Wera created the monoline sans typeface Gdynia. Wera has an MA in graphic design from the University of Arts in Poznan, Poland (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Will Holmes

Will Holmes (aka Pdod Jones, aka Pillysilly) is the Kiwi designer of the pixel stencil typeface Pixelhole (2009, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Will Pickering

Will Pickering (Auckland, New Zealand, and/or London, UK) created the hexagonal typeface Box Display (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Leung

William Leung (Auckland, New Zealand) created Dead Font (2014), a typeface based on crosses and coffins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rupal Hira]

Kiwi designer of the triple vision font Tired (2020), the tall handcrafted typeface Egoism (2020) and the semi-technical partly hatched typeface Overthink (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Xin Cheng

Wellington, New Zealand-based designer (b. 1986) of the geometric hairline sans Space1 (2011) and of the display typeface RebornX (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmin Wilson

Hamilton, New Zealand-based designer of the ball terminal-themed Kiwi Bird Font (2016). This typeface was developed during her studies at Wintec School of Media Arts. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yhodie Hendra Zaldi

Auckland, New Zealand-based designer of the techno typeface Slide (2014). This was a school project at Yoobee School of Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ying Zhu

Ying Zhu (Auckland, New Zealand) designed an untitled art deco typeface in 2014. Perhaps her typeface is called Classic. Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoki Yao

During her studies at Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand, Yoki Yao created an ornamental caps typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoobee School of Design

Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand) showcases some original typefaces due their graduates in 2013: Julie Zhu (who made a great art deco caps typeface), Alex Tau, Anish Vijayan (who made Flormetal), Ben Andersen (who made the ship mast-inspired Silo Park), Darelle Teau (who made the mosaically-tiled Bohemian), Chongqing Fan, Natchanok Ruangsillapasart (who made the hexagonal typeface Fistura de Silo), Jiayu Ni, Rangi Christie, Sandeep Patel (who made Ponsonby, inspired by metal joints), Tri Nguyen, Thanadul Lertpisitkul, Russell Wilmshurst (Britomap), Linda Munt (Gallery, inspired by jewelry), Leung Onki, Charles Scott, and Matthew Fell (who made Dockside). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zaffar Ansari
[Zansari (was: White Smoke Design)]

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Zansari (was: White Smoke Design)
[Zaffar Ansari]

Aka Zaffar Sabbir, b. 1995. At Auckland University in New Zealand, Zaffar Sabbir (Fox and Firefly, or White Smoke Design, b. 1995) designed the free brush typefaces Sunday Mornings (2015), Black Sand (2015), Gypsy Brush (2015), Elise No 7 (2015), White Wood (2015) and Baby Fox (2015). Other fonts from 2015 include Dear Annabelle, Dear Claudia, Nova Hearts, Bedouin, Midnight Cali (connected script), The Sarcastic Giraffe, and White Wood Hollow.

Typefaces from 2016: Daylight, Desert Road, Compass, Youngblood Brush, Root Beer (handcrafted), Aroha (brush script).

Typefaces from 2017: Surfer Bay, Summer Love, Five Foxes, Marmalade, Raisin Bread, Sunday Best.

Typefaces from 2018: Gemini Brush, Wellington, Marbelous, Tiny Trees.

Typefaces from 2020: Willow Wisp, Coral Reef, Sunday Morning, Lemon Cake.

Typefaces from 2021: Honeybutter.

Dafont link. Creative Market link. Fox and Firefly link. Another Dafont link. Another Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zulya Dzulkefli

Designer of the geometric decorative caps typeface Britomart in 2017 during her studies at ACG Yoobee School of Design in Auckland, New Zealand. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿