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Abbas Type
[Muhammad Abbas]

Founded in 2020, Abbas Type is a type design studio based in Aceh, Indonesia, Designer of the swashy formal calligraphic typeface Delayed Love (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Kseniy Khikmatulina]

Designer in 2018 of the Latin / Cyrillic hand-crafted typefaces Candy (curly script), Polar Bear (a sketched font for Christmas), A Wish (a Christmas script), Varvara, Jungle, Arelon, Elantris (script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Gorzsony

Eger, Hungary-based designer of Kann17 (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Jedrzejewski

British designer of the free cartoon font Nathaniel Covid19 (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Ryszewski

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Adelina Apostolova

Adelina Apostolova is a graphic designer from Bulgaria, living and working in Germany. In 2020 she released the fat piano key stencil typeface Apura. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Agit Akbulut

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the tape font Birik (2020), the all caps sans typeface Bosno (2020) and the display typeface Seconding (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agus Diantoro

Cilacap, Indonesia-based designer of the wild script typeface Mislea (2020) and the fashion mag font Ellegantza (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmed Zaza
[Zaza Type]

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Akhmad Afandhi

Magelang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the octagonal all caps sports jersey typeface Basketball (2020) and the fat finger font Beloved Girl (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Dujet
[Futur Neue]

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Alex Jones

Alex Jones is a visual designer from Seattle who specializes in brand identity, UI design, and website design. In 2020, he released the techno typeface PDX, in which each letter is derived from a square box with very few edits. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Davide Tomatis]

Davide Tomatis of Archivio Tipografico in Turin, Italy, is curating the reissue of Alfa-Beta, a book by the Italian type designer Aldo Novarese, originally from 1964 and out of print since a long time. The Alfa Beta team is collaborating with Novarese's family, namely his second daughter Federica, and his granddaughter Francesca Faro (daughter of Gabriella Novarese), to republish it, after having found all the original films. The book will be translated by Alta Price. The first edition of Alfa-Beta (published in 1964 by Progresso Grafico and distributed by G.B. Paravia) reviewed the evolution of writing systems and typography from their advent up to the present day. Kickstarter link (June 2020).

In addition, the project aims to revive Also Novarese's Nova Augustea (1964), which in turn was based on Alessandro Butti's Augustea. That revival will be done by Studio 23.56. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rusdin Hendarsono]

Designer of the modular futuristic typeface Expanse (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alphabettes: It's Time to Act

A manifesto by Alphabettes dated June 14, 2020 that was hotly debated on-line. Published in the wake of George Floyd's brutal murder and the failure of the orange presdident to condemn racism, it is a call to action. Their recommendations include the condemnation of racism, the need to diversify educators, students, and curricula, and two other items that caught some attention. They argue that we need to stop using the term "non-Latin": It is exclusionary, and loaded with bias. The single item that drew most in most reactions was this: We need to discontinue the practice of designing for scripts we did not grow up reading and writing for custom/client projects. Somehow, the last point seems to suggest to go back to putting people in labeled boxes, where instead, we should strive for an equal world without borders and passports. Alphabettes is a group of about 250 women in type design, started through the joint effort of Indra Kupferschmid and Amy Papaelias in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amin Mario
[Amin Studio]

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Amin Studio
[Amin Mario]

Indonesian designer of these brush typefaces in 2020: Big Gorilla, Broken Storm, Dead Attack, Dead Marker, Eagle Dark, Ghost Brush, Hard Street, Inking Snake, Monsters, Mysteria, Romance Marker, Spray Black, Sprinter, Tarantula, The Randots, Tranding Battle, Urban Asked, Zombies Night. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Karen Perez

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Andreas Peitersen

In 2013, Andreas Peitersen & Jess Andersen co-designed Faux at the danish type foundry Playtype. Faux is a three-dimensional, all caps display typeface inspired by old stone carving and engraving techniques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andree Paat

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Aneuk Muda
[Muhammad Edward]

Sigli, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of the rounded sans typeface Brustoni (2020), the display typefaces Woles (2020), Sultan (2020), Qurban (2020), Simphoni (2020: spurred, vintage) and SkinerScort (2020), the script typefaces Marlina (2020: calligraphic), Maisarah (2020: calligraphic), Opera (2020) and Wogtasiye (2020: swashy calligraphy), and the hand-crafted typefaces Sundayenjoy (2020), Love Baby (2020), Kids Creative (2020), and Monters (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonin Bonnet

In 2020, at The Type Department, Paul Coumoul, Clothilde Bouan and Antonin Bonnet published the display typeface Octane. It is a variable font with two axes, weight and width. Octane is a free font consisting of a total of 18 weights, but the free version consists in fact only of one variable font and it has no numbers. They explain that Octane was initially created to fit with any car designed by Pininfarina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anuvrat Dahiya

During his stuudies at Srishti Institute of Art & Design, Anuvrat Dahiya (Bangalore, India) designed the wedge serif display typeface Quasi Display. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ari Vassa

Florianopolis, Brazil-based designer of the organic typeface Vassa (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arie Iskandar
[Glories Type]

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Arief Tri Sulistiyono

Magelang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1984) of the painted typeface Just One (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ateljé Altmann
[Christian Altmann]

Ateljé Altmann is Christian Altmann's Stockholm, Sweden-based creative studio with a background in art direction, typography and graphic design. In 2020, it released Altmann Grotesk, a 5-style almost monolinear sans by Christian Altmann and Janik Sandbothe that was initially planned as an internal studio typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Balibilly Design

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Barrett Reid-Maroney

London, Ontario-based designer of these display typefaces in 2020: Allegory (art deco, all caps), Ephemera, Metaphor (a polygonal typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beatrice D'Agostino

Italian designer of Iki Mono (2020, at CAST) Iki Mono is a multifaceted monospaced typeface designed for publishing and coding. It has two variable styles. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Dupuis
[Tropical Type Foundry]

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Beware of the Moose
[Hermen Grasman]

Dutch designer of the dot matrix typeface Modulair (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bia Andrade
[Just Bia]

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Black Studio
[Reza Haitami]

Indonesian designer of Amellia Script (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Brnk 1314

Indonesian designer (b. 1990) of the hand-crafted tape font Bestee Houwer, and these other typefaces, all from 2020: Copperfire, Goodright, Hindi Laso, Karra, Manymons, Marilyn, Mexmustache, Russiani, Salya, SilentBob, SoftStar, Syareal, Versailles Flow Whiter, Wildwildling, Yegrith Script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bruno Costa
[Costa Type]

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Bureau Nuits
[Romain Pedeboscq]

Bureau Nuits, est. 2019, is a creative studio offering graphic design, photography and typography services from their offices in Bordeaux, France. Its two founding designers are Julien Fesquet and Romain Pedeboscq. Theire first typeface is Uxum Grotesque (2019), self-described as a quirky sans-serif with high x-height, short descenders, and tight line spacing. The ink-trapped Uxum has plenty of hipster features such as the almost decapitated lower case t and a guillotine capital G. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casper Schutte
[Spook Design Co]

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Cécile + Roger
[Roger Gaillard]

Cécile + Roger is a graphic design studio in Geneva, founded in 2013 by Cécile Nanjoud and Roger Gaillard. Gaillard teaches at CFFP Arts in Geneva since 2018. He also co-founded Extraset. His fonts include

    Rebond Grotesque (2019). Published at Extraset.
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Chang Su
[Scov Type]

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Charlie Lederer

San Francisco, CA-based designer of the wide display typeface Tempeh (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Altmann
[Ateljé Altmann]

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Christian Gamba Pardo

Freelance Colombian designer who specializes in lettering, editorial design, and illustration. He produced several icon fonts related to topics of nature and Colombian culture: Aguadija (2020: floral icons based on orchids), Calle 26 (2020: based on graffiti art by Guache, Toxicomano and DjLu). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cihan Tamti

Based in Bochum, Germany, Cihan Tamti is a graphic designer specialising in typography. He is the creator of typefaces including the incredible Giga Medium (a super heavy display font) and Le Virage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clarissa La Viola

Italian designer of the sans typeface Cliché (2020), which is based on Museo Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clothilde Bouan

In 2020, at The Type Department, Paul Coumoul, Clothilde Bouan and Antonin Bonnet published the display typeface Octane. It is a variable font with two axes, weight and width. Octane is a free font consisting of a total of 18 weights, but the free version consists in fact only of one variable font and it has no numbers. They explain that Octane was initially created to fit with any car designed by Pininfarina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Tatiana Kovaleva]

Illustrator and designer from Belarus who specializes in hand-crafted typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2020, she released Haworthia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Colin Philippe-Jan

Paris-based art director. Creator of the free octagonal typeface Thedus (2020). Thedus is a powerful all caps font that was inspired by the Weyland-Yutani logo, from the saga Alien. For Havas Paris, he designed the corporate hipster typeface Havas Paris (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Collide 24
[Lena Manger]

Lena Manger works multidisciplinary in the fields of visual communication and graphic design, currently living and working in Berlin, Germany. She graduated from the University of Applied Sciences, Mainz in 2018. In 2019, Lena Manger and Kevin Moll co-designed the spindly Victorian typeface Mystica Extended. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Costa Type
[Bruno Costa]

CostaType is a personal typography project by Bruno Costa, a Brazilian designer and art director, based in Madrid, Spain. In 2020, he published the graffiti typeface Vandalismo 26. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Craig Black

Craig Black is a Scottish-born graphic designer, lettering artist and typographer, who graduated from University West of Scotland in 2013. Having spent the first few years of his career in leading design agencies in London, he currently runs his own design studio in Gourock, Scotland. In 2020, Monotype released FS Renaissance, a stencil serif typeface by Pedro Arilla and Craig Black. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


American designer (b. 1999) of Caoji 20 (2020), a 60-glyph kanji style typeface that breaks all kanji laws (in his own words). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Gamage

Designer of the monospaced typeface family Alloca Mono (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniele Franchi

Art director in Milan, Italy. In 2020, he designed the high contrast experimental typeface Nera and the organic sans Elegantly. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danielle Lachermeier

Minneapolis, MN-based designer of the text typeface Swell (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Indonesian logo designer. Creator of these sci-fi typefaces in 2020: Steronite, Nevan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Davide Tomatis

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Deny Dwi Kurniawan

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[Markus Strümpel]

Berlin-based designer of the Tibetan font Pema (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dianna Wells

Dianna Wells (b. 1961) studied at the Canberra School of Art and began her graphic design career by co-founding Another Planet Posters in Melbourne in the 1980s. ianna went on to work as a senior designer for the City of Melbourne in the early 1990s before founding Dianna Wells Design in 1994. Dianna has lectured in graphic design at Monash University and RMIT University and completed a Masters in Fine Art at Monash University in 2013. In 1983, she designed the round monolinear sans typeface Stepping Stones. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Inacio

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil-based designer (b. 1997) of the free sports typeface Boldness (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dimas Wicaksana
[Godzilla B]

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Edward Marshall
[The Design Speak]

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Emilie Vizcano

Multidisciplinary graphic designer based in Paris. In 2020, she designed the sharp-serifed Lapicide Light and Korosu (inspired by the Kill Bill character O-ren Ishii). Type Department link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Marichal

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ENCI Fonts
[Victor Salceda]

Victor Salceda founded ENCI Fonts in Mexico in 2020. In 2020, he promptly released the display typeface Ovenci on the theme of ovals. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Fajar Ramadan]

Designer of the fashionable display typefaces Lorina (2020: vintage caps), Alona (2020) and Rockrose (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esmanur Erdogan

Graphic designer in Istanbul. In 2020, she designed the display typeface Calismasi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethan Nakache

French type and graphic designer who graduated has a Bachelor's degree in graphic and type design from ENSAV La Cambre, Brussels (2019). Designer of Sprat (2020), an 18-style variable font with two axes (width and weight) that was inspired by Eric Gill. It features long sharp serifs and high contrast between thin and thick. Free download.

Other typefaces from 2019 and 2020 include the architecturally inspired Structa and the decorative text typeface Talona, which is rooted in Didot. Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eugene Bunin

Graphic designer based in Kyrgyzstan. In 2020, Eugene Bunin and Christine Beginskaya released the furistic partly stencil typeface family Gluon. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Faire Type Foundry
[Sabrina Nacmias]

Sabrina Nacmias is a New York-based graphic designer, who graduated from Pratt Institute, and started studies at Type@Cooper in 2020. She co-founded Faire Projects in 2016 and Faire Type Foundry in 2020 with her partner Maxime. Based in Brooklyn, Faire Type Foundry published these typefaces in 2020:

  • Knotel. An all caps display sans.
  • Ladonia. Hipster style.
  • Myron. A lapidary typeface.
  • Octave. A text typeface.
  • Palme. A sans typeface.
  • Sprig. A text typeface.
  • Via. An angular text typeface.
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Fajar Ramadan

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[Sadat Fauzi]

Indonesian designer of the script typeface Feisty (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Hans Heitmann]

Hans Heitmann or Hans-Richard Heitmann. Typography teacher (b. 1951) at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, Germany. Designer of the Fraktur-Roman hybrid font Fraktoer (1996). He also made the lapidary sans family Galathea (1990, Berthold).

After he set up Finaltype, he released these fonts:

  • Geoso (2019). A 47-style low-contrast geometric sans family.
  • Monoflow (2019). By Hans Heitmann and Johannes Ammon. Monospaced and perhaps useful for programmers.
  • Romis (2020). In the Trajan style.
  • Byzan (2020). A heavy brush font.
  • Distel (2019). An uncial font.
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Finley E. Lance

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Florian Kretlow

Designer of the free music text font Nepomuk (2014), a didone in the style of Computer Modern. Hosted at my site: Nepumok Italic. Nepumok Regular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Folding Type
[Phil Richardson]

Folding Type is Phil Richardson's brand design and typography studio, based in Melbourne, Australia. In 2020, Phil released the old science fiction film font Super Active Matrix. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Kolyu Kolev]

Bulgarian designer of Waffelstein (2020), a dystopian typeface that mixes blackletter with heavy metal, zeppelins and video games. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Michela Graziani]

Rome, Italy-based designer. In her Fontikon font project (2020), ishe has produced eight fonts, each with letters and culture symbols: Alchemy Complex, Adinkra Wisdom, Aztec Empire, Celtic Iron, Lovecraftian Neue, Japan Kamon, Viking Norse, Slavian Ustav.

Her Symbolikon set (2020) contains over 800 symbols / icons from the following cultures: Adinkra, Africa, Alchemy, American Native Rock Art, Ashtamangala, Asia, Astrology, Aztec, Buddhism, Celtic, Central America, Central Europe, Chakra, Christianity, Egyptian, Flowers, Greek Mythology, Hopi, Inca, Islam, Lakota Sioux, Latvian, Lovecraftian Mythos, Maori, Mapuche, Maya, Mu, Norse, Norse Runes, North America, North Europe, Pacific Area, Sacred Geometry, Slavic, South America, South Europe, Taino, Tarot Major Arcana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Ilbay

Turkish designer of the rounded techno / mechano typeface FI Hover (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Futur Neue
[Alex Dujet]

Swiss type designer who co-founded Extraset. His fonts include

    Nein (2020): Nein is a project that reinterprets certain characteristics drawn from the heritage of wood types. The first components of this extra-bold, highly condensed beta version were developed a few years ago by Alex Dujet.
  • Klarheit Grotesk (2020) and Klarheit Kurrent (2020).
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Gesang Khoiron

Pare, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of the display typeface Kogok (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giaime Del Bello

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[Giaime Del Bello]

Italian designer specializing in handwritten and hand-cratfed fonts. In 2020, he released the monoline upright school script typeface Dear Penpal Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Glories Type
[Arie Iskandar]

Lhokseumawe, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of these script typefaces in 2020: Lattesha Script, Elfeera script, Settiya Script, Vandyora script, Luthfani. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Godzilla B
[Dimas Wicaksana]

Or Dimas Aditya, b. 1995. Batu, Indonesia-based designer. In 2020, he designed the retro signage script font Relieve. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guyeon Pyo

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Hans Heitmann

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Hasan Kazan

Designer of the free fonts Doom Eternal (2020) and Doom 2016 (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Rendi Rochimah]

Indonesian designer of the script typefaces Matsuyama (2020: brush style), Summer Vacation (2020), Jakarta Night (2020), Senopathi (2020: wild calligraphy), Safetread (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Heheh Type
[Nour El Shamy]

Heheh Type is an Arabic type design collective based in Cairo that was founded by Nour El Shamy, Shahd El Sabbagh and Manuel von Gebhardi in 2020. Their typefaces:

  • Dobb (2020). designed by Nour El Shamy with assistance and mastering by Shahd El Sabbagh and Manuel von Gebhardi. It is a playful Naskh typeface designed to pair well with illustrations.

Nour El Shamy designed the arabic typeace ghareeb some time before Dobb. Future Fonts link. Cargo Collective link for Nour El Shamy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heitor Berguerand

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Hermen Grasman
[Beware of the Moose]

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Hugo Jourdan

As part of Typelab in France, Hugo Jourdan designed the futuristic typeface Ornamentum (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Party

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Ioann Kahniel

Russian designer of the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Gensek (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Tadeu

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Jeppe Pendrup

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Jess Andersen

In 2013, Andreas Peitersen & Jess Andersen co-designed Faux at the danish type foundry Playtype. Faux is a three-dimensional, all caps display typeface inspired by old stone carving and engraving techniques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joana Roca

Portuguese co-founder, with Benoit Dupuis, of Tropical Type Foundry in 2020. In 2020, Benoit Dupuis and Joana Roca designed and released Shoika, a 24-style geometric sans family featuring a hairline weight called Air. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johanne Lian Olsen

Norwegian photographer and graphic designer working within type design, editorial design and illustration. In 2020, she released the compressed sans typefaces Due Display and Commission Display at Type Department. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Ammon

Designer with Hans Heitmann of the monospaced programming font Monoflow (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Schnatmann

Berlin-based designer of the squarish typeface Cito Mono (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Morgan

Type designer. At Abyme, he published these typefaces:

  • English Egyptian (2011-2017). English Egyptian is an interpretation of William Caslon's Two Lines English Egyptian of 1816, considered by some to be the first sans serif printing type to be sold commercially. Designed by John Morgan and Adrien Vasquez.
  • Nizioleti (2011-2017). Designed by John Morgan and Adrien Vasquez. Named and modeled after the nizioleti, or Venetian street signs, Nizioleti is typeface consisting of painted letters stencilled within white plaster panels directly onto the city walls, in use since the early 19th century.
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Jonas Pelzer

Jonas Pelzer holds a Bachelor's degree in Communication Design from Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences. He currently works as a designer in Berlin. Creator of the octagonal typeface Scope (2020), a variable, monolinear typeface designed to enable typographic interactions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Dennis

Brand designer in Fremantle and/or Perth, Australia, whose typefaces can be bought from Type Department.

In 2016, he designed The Skulls (a commissioned stencil font).

For Pride Sports Festival 2018, he designed the organic sans typeface PSF Bounce.

In 2020, he released the display typefaces Villanelle, Stoker (a blackletterish typeface for the West Australian Ballet) and Westralia (a free all caps typeface with varying widths). Type department link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan David Vahos Rodriguez

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Juan Villanueva
[My Resignation From the Type Directors Club]

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Julien Janiszewski

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Just Bia
[Bia Andrade]

Bia Andrade (b. Brazil) has a degree in South American literature. She moved to Europe, where she settled near the Lago di Como in Italy. In 2020, she published the hand-printed fonts So Wonky (2020) and Sassy. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Justin Sloane

Sloane is a designer, artist and independent publisher working in West Los Angeles. He has collaborated with Ghostly International, Total Luxury Spa, 2x4, Sharp Type, Columbia GSAPP and many others. Justin has been part of exhibitions at MoMA PS1, Printed Matter, The Tokyo Institute of Photography and The Museum of Arts and Design.

He released his debut 2-style typeface, Simula, with Sharp Type in 2019, with assistance of Lucas Sharp and My-Lan Thuong. Simula is an elegant unconventional yet functional typeface with strong calligraphic traits. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jürgen Huber

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K. Septyn

Board game expert. Designer of the free font Suit Icons (2020) for playing cards. Home page: Board Game Geek. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kai Javier

Erika Javier is an illustrator and graphic designer in manila, The Philippines. In 2020, she designed the free wavy typeface Lerty. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Kawisara obtained an MA in Typographic Design from London College of Communication (UAL) London, UK, and published the creamy display typeface Emile in 2020 at Type Department. Emile was inspired by brush calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kel Troughton

California native who attended Cooper West in 2018. During that study year, he started the design of Oaks, which was published in 2020 at Future Fonts. Oaks is a display typeface with a friendly attitude and a great deal of character. [...] It is based on the sign painting letter structure of the late 1800s with influences from Showcard greats like Ross F. George and E. C. Mathews. Originally designed as a toolkit for the small country grocery stores I grew up visiting in Sonoma County, California. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kim Abraham
[K_IN Studio]

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K_IN Studio
[Kim Abraham]

Indonesian designer of these hand-crafted and script typefaces in 2020: Sweety Loves, `Care Snowbie, Arbbie Bubble, Regulator, Qistis Blistist, Heigh Lovely, Abraham, Brush Scoot, Minimum Dedlock (sic). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Andree Paat]

Kirjatehnika is the type design practice of Andree Paat in Tallinn, Estonia. Their typefaces as of 2020:

  • Alloy Grotesk Heavy.
  • Alloy Slab Heavy. Alloy Slab is an old-timerly slab-serif based on the charming clunky Great-Primer Antique (George Bruce & Co.,1848).
  • Bougie Regular. An exaggerated didone.
  • Frukt Heavy. Psychedelic and puffy.
  • Goofy Bold. Goofy is a soft and playful reverse-contrast typeface based on the phototype era font Global by Aldo Novarese (1978).
  • Ladna Sans Medium.
  • Metropol Black. A revival attempt of the original by Aldo Novarese (1966).
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Kirsty Witko
[The Indigo Hare]

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Kolyu Kolev

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Krishna Kireeti

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Kseniy Khikmatulina

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Leah Maldonado

Designer of the free 9-style font family GlyphWorld (2019: Forest, Meadow, Floweer, Mountain, AirLand, Animal Soul, Glacier, Desert, Wasteland), the sharp-serifed Carmelo Light (2019), Gorpite (2019) and the sans typeface Gaag (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lehu Zhang

San Francisco, CA-based designer of Impression Display (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lena Manger
[Collide 24]

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Leslie Peppers
[Single Line Fonts]

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Luis R.H. Rapp

Stuttgart, Germany-based designer of the free display typeface Inter Norse (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luna Kindler

Mexican designer who created Algarabia Seccion in 2020 together with Leonardo Vázquez. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mahmud Fajar Rosyadi

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Majda Spurej Rushton
[Sunday Nomad]

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Marek Suchanek

Czech co-designer of Ofform (2019) with Kristina Jandova and Martin Vacha at Displaay. Ofform is a modular folded paper font that started out as a custom typeface for the fashion brand Ofform 3D. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Sozonova

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Markus Strümpel

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[Deny Dwi Kurniawan]

Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of script fonts. In 2020, Deny designed Fatihah Script (monoline), Romano Capitale, Yellow Riped Script, Maiyahdixie Script, California Valley and Hanabilla (monoline). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mi Chen

Mi Chen is a graphic designer, typographer, filmmaker and tattooist based in New York. She was born and raised in Mainland China, and moved to New York City in 2017. She is currently enrolled in Parsons School of Design's BFA program for Communication Design and Film Production. Mi works on branding, editorial design, typeface design and motion graphics.

In 2020, she released Aperture Display, an ink-trapped sans with a hipster lower case t. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michela Graziani

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Mihai Sorin

Punchform is an independent Romanian type foundry established in 2019 by graphic and type designers Mihai Sorin and Mirela Nina. In 2020, they co-designed the modern blackletter typeface Mavros. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Milan Pleva

Milan Pleva is a freelance Slovak graphic designer who focuses mainly on logo, branding, visual identities and book design. In 2020, he set up his own type foundry, and promptly released the bold rounded rum bottle serif typeface Creolia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Emma Marichal]

Emma Marichal is one of four designers at the French foundry Minitype (est. 2020). Her fonts can be bought at Type Department. These include the thorny serif typeface Gallique Light (2020), which was designed while she was still a student at ESAD Amiens. Instagram link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mirela Nina

Punchform is an independent Romanian type foundry established in 2019 by graphic and type designers Mihai Sorin and Mirela Nina. In 2020, they co-designed the modern blackletter typefaces Englika and Mavros. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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Morgane Vantorre

French designer of the spindly artsy typeface Arthemys (2020), which was inspired by XVIIIth century engaved letter map typography and the work of Nicolas Gando. Type Department link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muhammad Abbas
[Abbas Type]

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Muhammad Edward
[Aneuk Muda]

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MXMV Design
[Setter Zet]

Russian designer of the cyberpunk Japanese emulation typefaces CyberNippon (Katakana and Hiragana) in 2020. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

My Resignation From the Type Directors Club
[Juan Villanueva]

On June 23, 2020, Juan Villanueva resigned from the TDC (Type Directots Club), aclling it a racist organization. He writes that since joining, I have been steamrolled, suppressed, silenced, and condescended to by the executive board. [...] I’m resigning because the TDC board doesn't foster a collaborative environment and is not truly open to change. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Bestsellers for July 2020

The fifty best-selling typefaces at MyFonts, as reported by them on July 1, 2020: #1 Gilroy (Radomir Tinkov), #2 Macklin (Monotype), #3 Neue Helvetica (Linotype), #4 Proxima Nova (Mark Simonson), #5 Helvetica Now (Monotype), #6 Avenir (Linotype), #7 Avenir Next (Linotype), #8 Univers (Linotype), #9 Frutiger (Linotype), #10 FF DIN (FontFont), #11 DIN Next (Linotype), #12 Brandon Grotesque (HVD Fonts), #13 Helvetica (Linotype), #14 Nexa (Fontfabric), #15 Galano Grotesque (Rene Bieder), #16 Cera Pro (TypeMates), #17 Mont (Fontfabric), #18 TT Lakes Neue (TypeType), #19 TT Norms Pro (TypeType), #20 Recoleta (Latinotype), #21 ITC Avant Garde Gothic (ITC), #22 Sofia Pro (Mostardesign), #23 Facundo (Latinotype), #24 M Kai 2 HK (Monotype HK), #25 Alkes (Fontfabric), #26 Neue Haas Grotesk (Linotype), #27 FF Mark (FontFont), #28 Brandon Text (HVD Fonts), #29 TT Commons (TypeType), #30 Sassoon Infant (Sassoon-Williams), #31 Century Gothic (Monotype), #32 Campton (Rene Bieder), #33 Rockford Sans (Fenotype), #34 Tazugane Gothic (Monotype), #35 DIN Next Rounded (Linotype), #36 Neue Plak (Monotype), #37 Felt That (Blue Vinyl Fonts), #38 Aktiv Grotesk (Dalton Maag), #39 Amsi Pro (Stawix), #40 Aventa (EllenLuff), #41 TT Hoves (TypeType), #42 Rotunda (TipoType), #43 Trade Gothic (Linotype), #44 Greycliff CF (Connary Fagen), #45 Futura PT (ParaType), #46 Neue Haas Unica (Linotype), #47 Quincy CF (Connary Fagen), #48 Spock (Los Andes), #49 Harmonia Sans (Monotype), #50 Bebas Neue Pro (Dharma Type). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mytype Foundry

Designer at Type Department of the sans typeface Metrik (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathanael Reinhart Saputra

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Neo Neo
[Xavier Erni]

Neo Neo is a Swiss-based studio specializing in art direction and graphic design. It was set up in Geneva by Thuy-An Hoang (b. 1986) and Xavier Erni (b. 1983) in 2010. Since 2015 Thuy-An and Xavier are lecturers at HEAD-Genève, the Geneva University of Art and Design. Xavier Erni co-founded Extraset. His fonts include

    Peak and Peak Rounded (2019). Published by Extraset.
  • Geos (2012-2019).
  • Chaxe (2014).
  • ES Pike (2019). Developed with the help of Simon Penard. To be published at Extraset.
  • ES Orchard (2014). A sans typeface done with the help of Loris Olivier.
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[Ian Party]

Swiss type foundry set up by Ian Party in Lausanne in 2020, with a focus on variable font technology. All newglyph typefaces are variable fonts with three axes of variation: weight, width and contrast. Their initial typefaces in 2020:

  • Atacama. A 90-style garalde.
  • Antarctica. A 132-style neo-grotesque.
  • Amazonia. A 90-style neo-classic didone.
  • Alaska. A 110-style geometric sans.

The team:

  • Ian Party (founder, CEO, design director).
  • Daniela Retana (founder, custom fonts director).
  • Dennis Moya Razafimandimby (founder, creative director).
  • David Massara (graphic and type designer).
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Nhan Ly

Philadelphia, PA-based designer of New Age Deco (2020) and Ndot (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Kruse

American designer of the free octagonal athletic lettering typefaces UAV OSD Sans Mono (2020) and UAV OSD Mono (2020: a pixelized version). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nico Yang

Type designer based in Switzerland. In 2020, Nico Yang and Chang Su created the sharp=edged headline sans typeface Glancias. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nora Kaszanyi

Designer at Type Department of Gaia Display (2020), an experimental sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nour El Shamy
[Heheh Type]

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[Julien Janiszewski]

Foundry started by Julien Janiszewski (France), who earlier ran the La Laiterie foundry. In 2020, he released Nemorosa. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Jack Tadeu]

Belo Horizonte, Brazil-based designer of the free fonts Febre (2020: stencil), Treefingers (2020: bilined), Monk Gothic (2020: blackletter) and Heft Black (2020: squarish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oussama Horchani
[Oz Design]

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Oz Design
[Oussama Horchani]

Oz Design is Oussama Horchani's Tunisian type foundry and design studio founded in 2020. Horchani designs retail and custom typefaces, and takes on branding and lettering projects. In 2020, Oz Design released the Latin cursive typeface Tropicollo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Panji Ramdhani

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Panna Eszenyi

Eger, Hungary-based designer of the outlined display typeface Fascino (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paola Lizbeth Penunuri Zazueta

Mexican designer of the cactus-inspired typeface Sactus (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Coumoul

In 2020, at The Type Department, Paul Coumoul, Clothilde Bouan and Antonin Bonnet published the display typeface Octane. It is a variable font with two axes, weight and width. Octane is a free font consisting of a total of 18 weights, but the free version consists in fact only of one variable font and it has no numbers. They explain that Octane was initially created to fit with any car designed by Pininfarina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Mello
[Pedro Mello Type Foundry]

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Pedro Mello Type Foundry
[Pedro Mello]

Vitoria, Brazil-based designer of the 4-style slab serif typeface Alfredo (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Phil Baber

Amsterdam-based designer of the heavy almost monolinear sans typeface Maria (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phil Richardson
[Folding Type]

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Phillip Block

London-based graphic, book cover and type designer. Specializing in unconventional typefaces, he released Apologue (2020: a stunning free decorative art nouveau typeface) and PB Cubeseat (2018: a rounded blocky typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Public Type

Public is a collective of typeface and graphic designers. Its members include the experienced type designers Michael Cina, Stefan Kjartansson, Karl Engebretson, and Matt Desmond. Their retail typefaces:

  • Ghostly Gothic (Michael Cina).
  • Query (Michael Cina).
  • Stadt (Michael Cina).

Custom fonts include Disney Matterhorn Sans and Serif, Top Golf, Scatter NYC Blackout, Kate Spade, NBC Golf Channel, Vera (for IOT). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Punchform is an independent Romanian type foundry established in 2019 by graphic and type designers Mihai Sorin and Mirela Nina. In 2020, they co-designed the modern blackletter typeface Mavros. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Marina Sozonova]

Marina Sozonova is a Russian graphic designer and a vector artist specializing in children's book and fun hand-lettered typefaces. In 2020, she released Maybug MS. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rendi Rochimah

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Renov Olivian

Indonesian designer of these tyopefaces with Adam Fathoni Haris: Marshfield (2018: a retro cursive typeface), Burnest (a vintage typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Reza Haitami
[Black Studio]

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Reza Rasenda
[Zealab Fonts Division]

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Rick Z

American designer of the chunky typeface Chaolphabet (2020), a fan-created alphabet for Chao World from the Sonic Adventure series. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rinaldo Olberg

Glasgow, Scotland-based designer of the rounded sans display typeface Glasberg (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rivian Art

Indonesian designer of the Arabic simulation font Rambra (2020) and the all caps sans typeface Momcake (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Alessi

TeX and type softawre expert. Together with Bob Tennent and Nikola Lecic , he maintains Old Standard, a Unicode font for classical and medieval studies. Old Standard was orignally designed by Alexey Kryukov, and now exists in both Opentype and type 1 formats. Old Standard reproduces a specific type of Modern (classicist) style of serif typefaces, very commonly used in various editions of the late 19th and early 20th century, but almost completely abandoned later. It is especially useful for academic texts that combine Greek, Cyrillic and Latin. CTAN link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roger Gaillard
[Cécile + Roger]

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Romain Pedeboscq
[Bureau Nuits]

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Roman Postovoy

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Rusdin Hendarsono

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Sabbir Ahmed

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based designer of the geometric display typeface Cleek (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Nacmias
[Faire Type Foundry]

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Sadat Fauzi

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Saurabh Kesari

Designer of the squarish outlined typeface Hornbill Fest (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scov Type
[Chang Su]

ScovType is a China-based type foundry launched by graphic designer Chang Su also known as Scovsky in 2020. In 2020, Nico Yang and Chang Su created the sharp=edged headline sans typeface Glancias. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Semyon Voronov

Russian designer of the free octagonal / constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface Semyon Soviet (2020). Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergey Shapovalov
[Shapovalov Fonts]

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Setter Zet
[MXMV Design]

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Shahd El Sabbagh

Type designer in Cairo, Egypt, who co-founded the Arabic type design collective Heheh Type in 2020 together with Nour El Shamy and Manuel von Gebhardi in 2020. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shapovalov Fonts
[Sergey Shapovalov]

Russian graphic designer and lettering artist who studied in Moscow and Saint Petersburg. Designer of the pixel typeface Pixerius (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sihan Wu

Type and graphic designer based in New York City. In 2020, he released the spaghetti western typeface Golemi Display, which was inspired by the Caslon Italian specimen from 1821. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Single Line Fonts
[Leslie Peppers]

Albertville, Alabama-based designer of SLF Handlettered, SLF Pinwheel, SLF RSVP, SLF Black Tuxedo, SLF The Skinny and SLF Industrial in 2020. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Panji Ramdhani]

Indonesian designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Good Summer (2020) and Zhivanii (2020; for Latin and Cyrillic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

So Type

Stockholm-based type foundry closely related to design studio Söderhavet. Their typefaces:

  • Agate. By Baptiste Guesnon. It was originally designed to be used as a display font for Strates, an architecture magazine edited by Baptiste Gerbelot Barillon who took part in the early days of the project.
  • Elroy. By Oscar Bauer. Leroy is based on a technical drawing found in a 60s model car magazine. The type was drawn with a lettering set, a system used around that time to letter maps and other precision drawings. It was presumably similar to Keuffel & Esser's Leroy set, hence the name.
  • So Ray (2017-2018). By the Söderhavet design team: Stefan Hattenbach, Tobias Eriksson, Jesper Robinell, Oscar Bauer. This grotesque family includes a variable type.
  • So Sargo (2017-2018). By Stefan Hattenbach and Jesper Robinell. They write: A typeface inspired by the eastern german typefaces. A quite brutal sans serif---a flirt with the late 1950s and 1960s and the sans serif typefaces that went very popular due to the release of Helvetica, Neue Haas Grotesk, Univers, Norma and others. So Sargo have a feel of being slightly condensed compared to Helvetica. It's a bit less geometric and carry some organic flavour in the details. Other sources of inspiration comes from the typeface Maxima (designed by Gert Wunderlich in 1963 an distributed by Typoart, Dresden). So Sargo shows good readability and can therefor be used for both text- and headline purposes.
  • So Wrasse (2017-2018). By Stefan Hattenbach and Jesper Robinell. A playful modern geometric sans.
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Soshi Naemura

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Spook Design Co
[Casper Schutte]

Graphic designer and illustrator in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2020, he designed the delicate decorative typeface Doppelganger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sunday Nomad
[Majda Spurej Rushton]

Cowes (Isle of Wight), United Kingdom-based designer of hand-crafted typefaces and font duos, including several monoline scripts. Typefaces from 2020: Birdie James, Boxwell, Camille, Carson, Cocoa Beach, Daisy Boo, Darling Grace, Finchery, Florence, French Laundry, Grayson, Hobart, Jasper, Kyoto Love (wild calligraphy), LaJolla, Lily&Bloom, Little Gloster, Lola (Script, Serif), Magneta, Marguerite, Moon Sailor, Porterhouse, Poster Boy (a fat finger font), Rose Hawk, Sea Breeze, Taco Loco, Thinkers Barn, West Coast. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Jürgen Huber]

A Berlin-based foundry started by Jürgen Huber and Martin Wenzel. In 2010, Jürgen Huber (Berlin, b. 1967) and Malte Herok had started The Type Department. In 2020, their typeface library contained

  • Realist, Realist Narrow and Realist Wide (2011-2019) by Martin Wenzel.
  • Cy (2018). A geometric hipster sans by Juergen Huber.
  • Duper. Evolved from FF Duper (2009). By Martin Wenzel.
  • Hothouse. TD Hothouse---that font was started in 2001 as a corporate typeface for the Glasgow School of Art, and took inspiration in the arts and crafts lettering of Charles R. Mackintosh. Bukvaraz 2001 award.
  • Lemon Serif, Lemon Sans, Lemon Sans Condensed, Lemon Sans Rounded, and Lemon Sans Rounded Condensed (2014-2015).
  • Ode (2010). By Martin Wenzel).
  • Profile Pro. A humanist sans family by Martin Wenzel that won an Excellence award at The Type Directors Club, which evolved from FF Profile (1999), a flared sans known for its little contrast. This evolved in a semi-hand-printed casual teenager, FF Duper (2009), mentioned above.
  • Scarlet, Scarlet Script and Scarlet Wood (2016). By Juergen Huber.
  • Blinker (2019). A free Google font family by Juergen Huber who writes: Blinker is a low contrast sans serif typeface with a squircle as its basic shape, think squarish curves, or Eurostyle's flamboyant cousin. Github link.
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[Roman Postovoy]

Roman Postovoy is a web and graphic designer based in Dedovsk, Russia. His typefaces mostly return to the Bauhaus period and the era of Swiss typography. In 2020, he published the all caps Bauhaus typeface Weimar for Latin and Cyrillic, and the extra wide and heavy Hitchcockian typeface Anker. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Take Note

Thai designer of these hand-crafted Latin typefaces in 2020: Christopher, Amelia, Dewey Brush, Ship, Noah. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Kovaleva

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Tebaltipis Studio

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The Design Speak
[Edward Marshall]

American designer of Reepy (2020), a horror script inspired by Tim Burton and Jordan Peele's Us. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

The end of the TDC

The manifesto of the TDC (Type Directors Club) in New York read: The TDC celebrates and amplifies the undeniable power of typography. We are a global community united by the shared belief that type drives culture and culture drives type Established in 1946, the TDC today curates a calendar of typographic intrigues designed to: build a community through public events and platforms, support the growth of students and early career professionals, and recognize excellence in type design across the world.

On June 25, 2020, after a stinging on-line letter of resignation by Juan Villanueva, which accused the TDC Board of racism, the TDC Board decided to dismantle it altogether. At the time of the end of the TDC, the board consisted of

  • President Paul Carlos.
  • Vice-President Elizabeth Carey Smith.
  • Secretary and treasurer Christopher Sergio.
  • Chairman of the Board, Doug Clouse.
  • Directors-at-large Ana Gomez Bernaus H.Y. Ingrid Chou Liz DeLuna Tosh Hall Carrie Hamilton Joe Newton Juan Carlos Pagan YuJune Park Douglas Riccardi and Juan Villanueva.
  • Executive director Carol Wahler.

The text of the message of the TDC Board: This week, Juan Villanueva resigned as a board member of the TDC and posted his resignation letter online, calling the TDC a racist organization. First and foremost, we, the TDC board, apologize to Juan. His commitment and contribution to the TDC during his tenure was invaluable. His leaving is a huge loss, and his experience as a board member, which left him feeling, as he said in his statement, "steamrolled, suppressed, silenced and condescended to" is our failure. Juan's call to action coincides with a moment of change for the TDC. As is known by many, our organization faces serious financial challenges exacerbated by the ongoing COVID-19 emergency. Due to financial pressures that pre-date Juan's statement the Type Directors Club is no longer financially solvent. In light of this financial reality, and confirmed by Juan's experiences, the board has decided to dismantle the organization in its current state and end the lease on the Club's physical space. The board believes the club should be reconstituted in a new, more inclusive form, under different leadership in the future. The current board will do whatever is necessary to support that reconstitution. We thank our members and sponsors for all of their support over the years. We will be in touch in the near future with additional information regarding details of how precisely the current club, and all of its programs, will be reorganized to better serve our community. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The end of the TDC: Roger Black's reaction

Roger Black's verbatim post on Facebook on June 25, 2020, the day the TDC in New York shut down:

In response to a charge two days ago by Juan Villanueva of Monotype that the Type Directors Club is a racist organization, the board is shutting it down. This cannot be what he wanted.

Instead of making sure every type person can share in its 70-year tradition of knowledge and recognition, they closed it.

I have been a member of several pathetic design association boards of directors, perhaps even this one (I forget), but never have I seen a board so completely missing its point.

First, TDC is a membership association. The board's purpose is to serve the members. How can they shut down without even asking us what we think?

Second, the board's responsibility is to insure the prosperity (never mind the survival) of the group. Did the board try to do *any* fundraising or, ahem, reach into their own pockets to make up the shortfall in finances?

Non-profit board membership is not an honor, it's a duty. And this board, sadly, has failed. Whatever the merits of Mr. Villanueva's letter of resignation (which started with the group stonewalling his proposal to give free TDC memberships to BIPOC), it was the board's duty to face the accusations, to make honest answers, and to correct inequalities going forward.

Instead they just quit.

But I will tell you one thing. The long-time executive director, Carol Wahler, is as far from being a racist as anyone I have ever known. She loves every member, encourages all of us, reaches out all over the world to people of every kind to get them to join, to come to exhibits, or to enter the competitions. Farewell, Carol.

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The Indigo Hare
[Kirsty Witko]

UK-based designer of the script typeface Appledore (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Soshi Naemura]

Japanese designer of Iyannu (2020), a simple geometric sans typeface family intended for retro futuristic situations, like cyberpunk in Tokyo. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Toufique Islam

Dhaka, Bangladesh-based designer of the free sans typeface Hyperjump (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tropical Type Foundry
[Benoit Dupuis]

Tropical Type Foundry is a collaborative font studio founded in Portugal in 2020. The initial members include Benoit Dupuis and Joana Roca. In 2020, Benoit Dupuis and Joana Roca designed and released Shoika, a 24-style geometric sans family featuring a hairline weight called Air. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Type Department

Type Department is the independent online marketplace for fonts, and is part of Type 01. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Krishna Kireeti]

Indian type foundry, est. 2020. In 2020, Typekiln released the 18-style geometric typeface family Segment. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

UI Creative
[Uzma Chaudhry]

Karachi, Pakistan-based designer of mostly script or signature typefaces, but also an occasional display sans or serif. By 2020, she had published these typefaces: Absolute Nature, Amanda Vinola, Annie Signature, Armadira, Andigo, Britanie, Beasticle, Beringas, Bodikago, Bourdeway, Broken Mirror, Camptown, Caporion, Camptown, Cardova, Caroline Wilson, Charles Brown, Disc House, Elysium, Fight Bear, Food Delight, Galapagos, Golden Arrow, Good Summer, Head Capital, Headway, High Monday, Hiro Misake (oriental brush emulation), Honey Pocaline, Kampium, King Helena Script, Legalitere, Light Paprica, Loccomotive Stencil, Moor Vantage, Modavina, Monggoland, Monilea, Moongarz, Morigana Brush, Nandia, Neogordon, Neoradical, North Forest, Palomas Casual, Paperbreak, Proxon Sans, Quick Junior, Raymond Caroline (a signature script), Redmond Fashion, Right Signature, Rockbubble Sans, Royal Kingsman, Saint Capital, Samantha Brandon, Signcore Sans, Spice Wallet, Storystone (a display serif), Velodrome (stencil), Volacrome Sans, Washington, Watch Quinn, Wolington, Yosamint. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Montpellier, France-based designer (b. 2000) of the techno typeface Agora (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Uzma Chaudhry
[UI Creative]

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[Adam Ryszewski]

American graphic designer who graduated from and teaches at the Academy of Fine Arts. In 2020, he released the 3-style sans family Rafter, Planca (a monolinear architectural sans), and Reduta (a wide inviting sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victor Salceda
[ENCI Fonts]

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Vsevolod Buravchenko

Ukrainian co-designer in 2020, with Victor Kharyk, of the uncial typeface family Bethencourt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Willem Joubert

Australian designer of the modular experimental typeface Heracles (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Erni
[Neo Neo]

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[Nathanael Reinhart Saputra]

Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2001) of the all caps sans typeface RS Unique (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zaza Type
[Ahmed Zaza]

Ahmed Zaza was born in Egypt. During completiion of his Bachelor's degree in architecture, he studied graphic design, type design, and branding. He also worked as a freelance graphic designer with a focus on brand designing for startups in the Middle East. In 2020, he released the high-contrast modern Arabic typeface Iwan Zaza. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Zealab Fonts Division
[Reza Rasenda]

Founded in Bandung, Indonesia in the middle of 2019 by graphic designers Reza Rasenda and Riska Chandra Dewi, Zealab Fonts Division specializes in and is inspired by urban culture, luxurious brands and street posters. Reza Rasenda designed these typefaces in 2020: Airbolt (a futuristic racing font), Roseford (a display typeface), Qultiva (a display typeface), Ethique, Hochland (tall, condensed, urban), Rodenberg (a beer bottle font), Aveline (a display serif), Quilla, Monschone (a fashion mag sans in one style). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Jeppe Pendrup]

Designer of the sans typeface family Zichtbaar (2018, Playtype) [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Guyeon Pyo]

Korean architectural designer and musician, who studied at Seoul National University School of Architecture. In 2o20, Guyeon Pyo published Dozé in two styles, traditional (a sharp-edged transitonal serif) and regular (a playful version). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿