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Lists of type designers

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Dafont: List of type designers

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Fontasy (was: Norbomat Fonts)
[Tilman Schalmey]

Fontasy.de (German) and Fontasy.org (English are exemplary free font archives brought by Tilman Schalmey from München. Subpage with useful links. Blog. List of designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Guillem Catala]

Spanish archive with well over 1000 truetype fonts, categorized in all possible ways. The site is run by Guillem Catala.

List of designers. Newest fonts. List of foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Free font hosting site based in Knoxville, TN. In 2009, it had over 550 designers and over 20,000 fonts, incredibly neatly categorized and cross-listed. List of participating designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Robert Meek]

A nifty and elegant free service by FontShop started in 2008 to make, share and download modular fonts, peppered, of course, with FontShop ads. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks. Once you're done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can keep your creations to yourself, but we encourage users to share their "FontStructions". Explore the Gallery of fonts made by other FontStruct users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations. Creation page.

It is amazing how the 100 or so basic shapes can be combined in many beautiful typefaces---this is not just a simple generalization of a pixel font editor. After only 3 weeks, FontStruct had over 21,000 registered users, and people had already made over 23,000 new fonts. FontStruct was made for FontShop by Robert Meek.

List of many designers and fonts at FontStruct compiled by yours truly.

My wishlist for them [which they have happily ignored for many years now, and things are getting increasingly worse]: to add all font designer names to their pages and inside the fonts, to organize a super-page with a list of all designers, to speed up the software and/or internet line (by a factor of ten), to remove the annoying extra clicks on license agreements before downloads, to fix the browser crashes reported by many (Allan Weiser and others; Mac OSX Leopard/Firefox has problems and still crashes Firefox as late as January 2010), to enable mass downloads and mass downloads per designer, to split the free fonts from those that cannot be downloaded (an increasingly large portion, by the way), to eliminate logins with passwords for visiting tourists, and to eliminate Flash (it crashes in Google Chrome regularly when FontStruct windows are open).

Tutorial (video) by Rob Meek.

Daumen9 made by Crissov in 2009 exposes the fundamental flaw of all modular designs that work within the limitations of truetype or opentype or type 1---one can't achieve proper small circles. Not FontStruct's error---blame it on short-sightedness of the font format engineers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillem Catala

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Klingspor: List of type designers

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L'espace culturel

List of French typographers and some of their fonts. Beautiful and useful, well worth a visit. Internet archive version. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lettres françaises

List of French typographers and typefaces designed for the 20th century. Compiled by Jean Larcher and Jean-François Porchez. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linotype: List of type designers

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Monotype: List of type designers

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MyFonts: List of all type designers

See also here for the old list, and here for a local list. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Meek

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Tilman Schalmey
[Fontasy (was: Norbomat Fonts)]

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Dead link. This site had a list of the main typographers in history, ca. 2003. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typophile: Type Designers

List of type designers at Typophile. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Swiss vendor of Berthold, Bitstream, Galla, Ingram and Jack Yan fonts. Includes a logo/signature service, and font conversion consulting. Swiss type pages by Peter H. Singer, the Berthold man in Zürich. Commercial links, mainly to Berthold. They provide some corporate identity font services as well as font conversions with Fontmonger (??). They also sell a 300 handwriting font collection. Alternate URL. List of type designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wikipedia: List of type designers

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