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Achmad Hanif Ulinuha
[Madhaline Studio]

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Adrian Kimball
[WTF (or: Workhorse Type Foundry)]

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Aghny Akromuddin El Haq

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Akhmad Rizki Cahyadi

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Alessandro Becagli
[Champagne Design]

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Alien Valley
[Richard Postelnicu]

Romanian graphic designer. Creator of of Romagna (2022), an 8-style sans family with futuristic traits. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphard Type
[Fitria Rahmadhani]

Indonesian type designer. Typefaces from 2022: Steglstan (a luxurious serif with plenty of hairline ligatures). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Seah

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AUTF (or: AU Type Foundry)

AU Type Foundry was set up in 2022 by a number of graphic design students at Anderson University in South Carolina. The first ten typefaces coming out of the type foundry are resurrections of old specimens that had not yet been digitized. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayako Ito
[Ayako Ito (and: Type for Ukraine)]

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Ayako Ito (and: Type for Ukraine)
[Ayako Ito]

Ayako Ito is based in New York City and Tokyo, and graduated from Type@Cooper. She creates brand identities, books & magazines´╗┐, typefaces, and illustratis in the fields of art, lifestyle and fashion. Ayako Ito set up Type for Ukraine in 2022 to help the people in Ukraine. All proceeds are donated to Doctors without Borders and the Voice of Children Foundation. Her typefaces:

  • Rinko.
  • Flora Roman (a headline serif) and Flora Display (2022). Simply exquisite.
  • Jasmine Display (2022). A calligraphic fashion mag serif.
  • Gabriel.
  • Luna.

Commissioned typefaces include Bubble Tea (a bubblegum typeface designed for Stone And Strand, a NYC based jewelry startup), Kafeteria (a phenomenal geometric sans as part of the brand identity for Kafeteria, a new café at the Statens Museum for Kunst in Copenhagen by renowned Danish restaurateur Frederik Bille Brahe; just like the menu and experience at Kafeteria, the typeface combines Japanese minimalism with Danish culture), Good Girl (a sans designed for Stone And Strand, a NYC based jewelry startup), August KBH (custom typefaces for August Journal Issue 05: Copenhagen), Moet Hennessy, Gemic (a custom stencil typeface for Gemic, a global growth strategy firm with offices in NYC, Helsinki, Toronto, and Berlin). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Andrew Seah]

Nusajaya, Malaysia-based designer of the wide techno sans typeface Karvx (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bernardo Ramonfaur

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Bert Zhang

Lecturer at Siebel Center for Design at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. He also holds a Master's degree from the University of Washington, class of 2017, and a BA from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, class of 2016.

At TypeWest, he designed the comic book typeface Marbles (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Champagne Design
[Alessandro Becagli]

Viareggio, Italy-based designer who has a degree in graphic arts from Accademia delle belle Arti Carrera, class of 2020, and attended IED Florence as well. In 2022, he released Tritone, an art nouveau font which was inspired by the facade of a bathing establishment. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Christoph Nino

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Colative Studio

Medan, Indonesia-based designer of Hoarse (2022: a vintage display typeface), Florica (2022: spurred, Victorian) and Chiladepia (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Delaga Studio
[Faris Muafa]

Indonesian designer of Mogguine Asturias (2022: a modern font with disappearing connecting strokes). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Design by Laney
[Laney Ruddell]

Design by Laney (Denver, CO) began as a calligraphy firm in 2015, and evolved into stationery and graphic design. Designer of the calligraphic Sapphire Script (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DKNG Studios
[Nathan Goldman]

Designer in Los Angeles who co-founded DKNG Studios in 2005 together with Dan Kuhlken. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. His graduation typeface there was Parlor. He explains: Equally at home in your favorite childhood pizza parlor or an establishment with classier fare, Parlor pays homage to 1970s fast food culture, but beyond the surface its historical roots are in Victorian Era wood type specimens. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Efstratios Moysis

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Emma Linh

Emma Linh Stark is a brand designer, writer, and artist based in San Jose, California. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020, and art director at Service Now in Santa Clara since 2019. Her Type West graduation typeface was the quirky reverse contrast Sway (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Faris Muafa
[Delaga Studio]

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Fitria Rahmadhani
[Alphard Type]

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[Halldór Björn Halldórsson]

Graphic designer and art director with a background in the advertising industries of Iceland and Sweden, who has a PhD in graphic design from Luleå University of Technology, Sweden, and lives in Huddinge, Sweden. In 2022, he designed Tacit (a monolinear Scandinavian sans based on the designer's PhD thesis). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gatot Triardi Pramaji
[Typehead Studio]

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Gold Type
[Wahi Din]

Indonesian designer of the calligraphic script font Manstein (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Halldór Björn Halldórsson

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Herman Coetzee

Herman Coetzee (Blackboxgrafx), who is based in Vredesburg, South Africa, designed the futuristic, dystopian and sci-fi typefaces NuMono (2022), ArcType (2022), Quadra (2022), M Tech (2022), and Blackbox (2021). He also made a Cyberpunk Icons set in 2022. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Bernardo Ramonfaur]

Mexican designer of the architectural Tekton-style lettering font Iknu (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ilham Andreawan

Tangerang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of the free squarish sans typeface Balkinsat (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Yusuf Ilmawan]

Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1999) of the minimslist monolinear sans typeface Rimpaun (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isnayono (or: Onoborgol)

Surabaya, Jawa Timur, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1980) of these display and alphading typefaces in 2022: Arifany, Bottle's Family, Cartoon Frame, Cats Lover, Cheerful Flora Monogram, Christmas Joy, Classic Teapot, Cozy Home, Cute Love, Cute Peppy, Frame Element, Gnome Lovers, Lamp, Love Motif, Mini Book and Paper, Mini Charts, Mini Friend, Mini Rocks, Miny Comic, Miny Weather, Mountains Set, My Honey Loly, Pixie Unicorn, Root Node, Sale Badge, Star Club, Sweet Bee, Sweet Snazy, Tiny Bear, Tiny Bunny, Vintage Motif, Water Fun. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javanice Studio
[Revsani Hisyam Wardhana]

Indonesian designer in 2022 of the hand-crfated typefaces Kuna Kuni, Olia Vuzo (playful, for children's books) and Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Chocolate

Designer of tyhe mosaic / tiled typeface Knight Tiles Display (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joke de Winter
[Spilling Type]

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Josie Makes Stuff
[Josie Wood]

UK-based designer of Juicy Toon Font (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Josie Wood
[Josie Makes Stuff]

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Kanaya Angeliq

Indonesia-based designer at John Petra University of the modular inline typeface Forctis (2021, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karel Brejcha

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Kevin Barrett Kane

Book and type designer in Denver, CO (and San Francisco, CA) with an exquisite taste for fine classical typefaces. He cofounded The Frontispiece in 2015, and currently serves as senior book designer at University of California Press. He has designed books for Stanford University Press, Chronicle Books, Amazon Publishing, Dzanc Books, FG Press, and John Wiley & Sons. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. His typefaces:

  • FPO (2020). FPO (for placement only) is a classy and classical typeface for books started during his studies at Type West in 2020.
  • Bremer Antiqua (2022?). A revival of Bremer Presse Antiqua (Willy Wiegand, 1912), a typeface designed for and used exclusively by the Bremer Presse.
  • Mustard Sans. Based on letters in the Lehmann Label Collection.
  • Benson Ultra. Presentation in the course Introduction to Type Design with Graham Bradley.
  • Rosc Geometric. A modular multi-layer typeface, designed in the Experimental Letterforms Workshop by Sun Helen and Maria Doreuli.
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Kristina Yuen

Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020, where she designed the angular display typeface Zazie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laney Ruddell
[Design by Laney]

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Lauren Jochum

Berkeley-based brand director at Quip. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. Her graduation typeface there was Gramercy, a high contrast, high drama typeface, with both display and text styles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madhaline Studio
[Achmad Hanif Ulinuha]

Wonosobo, Indonesia-based type designer who specializes in script typefaces. Typefaces from 2022: Anthanista (a thin upright script), Ballonest (an elegant wild inky script), Chaletliness (a dry brush script), Dalton White, Granny's Flower (a signature script), Jastland (a dry brush script), Shasta Daily, Wisteria. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marcel Schoenebeck

Potsdam, Germany-based designer of the strong condensed weathered display font Marson (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martha Sue Coursey

Illustrator, designer, artist and art director in San Francisco. Graduate of CCA (with a BFA) and of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. Her graduation typeface there was called Curiously. She explains: Curiously is fueled by a fascination for 15th century Roman letterforms and beautiful children's books. It comes in Regular, Black and Text and Ornaments. The family works well for logos, branding, book covers, and editorials. Perfect for artisan brands or handmade goods. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Akhmad Rizki Cahyadi]

Kebumen, Indonesia-based designer of the brush script typeface Millate (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michael J. Stark

Interdisciplinary designer. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. At Type west, he designed the flared 8-style text typeface family Freakish. In addition, he developed Dazed (a hyper-stylized italic display face) and Shmush (a stretched condensed display face) at Type West. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Bestsellers for May 2022

The fifty best-selling typefaces at MyFonts, as reported by them on May 3, 2022: #1 Neue Helvetica (Linotype), #2 Gilroy (Radomir Tinkov), #3 Tazugane Gothic (Monotype), #4 Proxima Nova (Mark Simonson), #5 Univers (Linotype), #6 Avenir (Linotype), #7 Avenir Next (Linotype), #8 Helvetica (Linotype), #9 Comic Code (Tabular Type Foundry), #10 Helvetica Now (Monotype), #11 TT Norms Pro (TypeType), #12 Nimbus Sans Novus (URW Type Foundry), #13 Futura (Linotype), #14 FF DIN (FontFont), #15 Frutiger (Linotype), #16 Nexa (Fontfabric), #17 Shorai Sans (Monotype), #18 DIN Next (Linotype), #19 Sunbeat (PintassilgoPrints), #20 Recoleta (Latinotype), #21 Galano Grotesque (Rene Bieder), #22 Neue Haas Grotesk (Linotype), #23 Cera Pro (TypeMates), #24 TT Commons Pro (TypeType), #25 Trade Gothic (Linotype), #26 Sofia Pro (Mostardesign), #27 Gazpacho (Santi Rey), #28 Brandon Grotesque (HVD Fonts), #29 Helvetica Now Variable (Monotype), #30 FF Mark (FontFont), #31 Volte (Indian Type Foundry), #32 Neue Haas Unica (Linotype), #33 Futura Now (Monotype), #34 Campton (Rene Bieder), #35 Mont (Fontfabric), #36 Axiforma (Kastelov), #37 Gill Sans (Monotype), #38 Larsseit (Type Dynamic), #39 TT Hoves (TypeType), #40 Averta (Intelligent Design), #41 Arial (Monotype), #42 Madera (Monotype), #43 Larken (EllenLuff), #44 FF Dax (FontFont), #45 Futura PT (ParaType), #46 Heading Now (Zetafonts), #47 Brandon Text (HVD Fonts), #48 M XiangHe Hei TC (Monotype), #49 Eina (Extratype), #50 Panton (Fontfabric). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadia Auliana

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Nathan Goldman
[DKNG Studios]

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[Aghny Akromuddin El Haq]

Indonesian designer of the retro bold display font The Reyden (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Paily Studio

Indonesia-based designer (b. 1998) spe cializing in scruipt typefaces. His catalog in 2022 showed these fonts: Amatley Script, Beautiful Odete, Bella Bold, Blessing Splash, Bohemia Cerish, Cahjilla, Costly Dishy, Emila Script, Hard Streed, Haswick, Hello Cole, Hello Nadhira, Impeccable, Introducing Violether, Leoch Nisa, Mayhell, Mikane Jellie, Mister Cookies, Oliver Moderna, Pretty Sasa, Rainy Sunday, Spicy Chicken, The Gingers, Uptown Berlin, White Carley. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Karel Brejcha]

Novy Bor, Czechia-based designer of the connect-the-dotstypeface DotLinDot (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Medina-Leansry

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[Pedro Medina-Leansry]

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based designer of these typefaces in 2022: Deliria (what letters look like after a Delirium Tremens), Fusil (a 5-style display typeface that crosses genres), Matria (a curvy stencil typeface), Nimba (a 6-style paintbrush family), Quiron (an 8-font + variable squarish sans), Zafrada (a 13-style lapidary rustic family for which the designer took inspiration from sugar cane). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Boutet

Cognac, France-based designer (b. 1979) of the dot matrix typefaces Led Panel Station On and Led Panel Station Off (2021), which were inspired by old station and airport panels. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Nadia Auliana]

Indonesian accountant and graphic designer. In 2022, she released the 14-style large x-height display serif typeface family Sregs Serif Display. A hint of Souvenir? [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Revsani Hisyam Wardhana
[Javanice Studio]

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Richard Postelnicu
[Alien Valley]

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Robin Abreu

French designer of the geometric / mechanical (variable) font Tosh (2022, Black Foundry), which covers Arabic, Latin and Cyrillic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sasha Pavljenko

Graphic designer in Rostov on Don, Russia, b. 1995. Designer of the all caps Latin Peignotian typeface Novoposelensky (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

SinMedia Font Library

Designer of the squarish sans typeface SinMedia Sans (2022), which was made with FontStruct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spilling Type
[Joke de Winter]

Loughborough, England-based Belgian-born designer. Designer of the ten-style mixed heritage serif typeface Apium (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Efstratios Moysis]

StratosMFonts is a foundry set up in 2020 during the quarantine period in Athens by Efstratios Moysis. In 2022, he released the 24-style tall informal sans family Fantasma Lanky for Latin and Greek. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tanveer Khan

Creative director at Blackcurrant in Mumbai, India. Designer of the free display serif typeface Killian (2022). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thanos Poulakidas

Developer of Geom (2022), a free 7-weight contemporary geometric sans serif typeface intended for display purposes. It covers Latin and Greek, and includes a variable font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toni Irfandi
[Tony Type Studio]

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Tony Type Studio
[Toni Irfandi]

Founded in 2021, Tony Type Studio is a type design studio based in Aceh, Indonesia. Typefaces as of 2022: Bestigna (a monolinear signature script), Vanigar Display (a display serif), Brigstone (formal calligraphy), Healing Script (calligraphic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Type design hot takes

A hot take is a "piece of deliberately provocative commentary that is based almost entirely on shallow moralizing" in response to a news story. It is "usually written on tight deadlines with little research or reporting, and even less thought". So here are some hot takes by some type designers published in 2022 at Typedrawers:

  • I really hate small caps and I wish they would go away forever. I already have lowercase letters---I don't need mini version of capitals that look dorky. (Ray Larabie)
  • I find f-ligatures distracting when I'm reading. I can see how useful they are but when I'm reading, they often trip me up and I prefer a natural fi or fl gap in most cases. (Ray Larabie)
  • Comic sans is excellent. Not in a "it has its uses" kind of way. I think it's an all-around good typeface. (Ray Larabie)
  • Papyrus is one of the all-time greats. (Ray Larabie)
  • All currencies should forgo symbols and just use letter abbreviations. (Craig Eliason)
  • Much of Zapf's type is technically impeccable but really boring. (Stephen Coles)
  • The four cardinal mortal sins of typography: The design of Helv*****. To use Helv*****. To design anything like Helv*****. To cherish Helv***** or any of its superfluous pastiche mockups. (Andreas Stötzner)
  • Revivals are the most boring thing ever. (Christian Thalmann)
  • Historicity is vastly overrated. Design for the future. (Christian Thalmann)
  • Syntax looks like it's made entirely from elbows. I'm grateful for its contribution to the rise of the humanist sans, but gods it's ugly. Gill Sans, on the other hand, is cute. (Christian Thalmann)
  • All script typefaces look the same. (Christian Thalmann)
  • All Jan van Krimpen' s typefaces are stiff and unattractive. (Ramiro Espinoza)
  • All fonts should be libre. (Dave Crossland)
  • Massimo Vignelli was and is to this day, the object of a personality cult. He was driven by a massive craving for notoriety to make controversial, even outrageous pronouncements to hold the loyalty of his followers. His legacy cannot be trusted. (Russell McGorman)
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Typehead Studio
[Gatot Triardi Pramaji]

Medan, Sumatra-based designer of these typefaces in 2022:

  • The 9-style sans typeface Librada Pro (a 9-style sans).
  • Hollandia. An ornamental Victorian circus font.
  • Neon Quebec.
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[Christoph Nino]

Christoph Nino or Christoph Pratama is the Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Hatie (2020, a thin handwriting font) (2022) and The Yoshi (2020, a signature script) at Vimddd. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Wahi Din
[Gold Type]

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WTF (or: Workhorse Type Foundry)
[Adrian Kimball]

Self-described as a small type foundry from Utah with a stencil fetish. The typefaces, most of which have variable font versions:

  • Workhorse Script Dot (2022). A fantastic pearlized script.
  • Workhorse Script Stencil (2020).
  • Workhorse Script (2020). A formal calligraphic typeface family.
  • WTF Didot (2020). A straightened didone with squarish terminals and a French flag feel.
  • WTF Geometric Polka (2018).
  • WTF Geometric Inline (2018).
  • WTF Geometric (2020).
  • WTF Geometric Stencil (2018).
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Yusuf Ilmawan

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