TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat Jan 31 16:27:48 EST 2015
Type design in Lithuania
Lithuanian professor at the University of Vilnius who in 1997-1998, together with Petras Skirmantas, created the Lithuanian fonts Fontra1italic, Fontra2italic, Fontra3italic, Fontra4italic, Fontra5italic, Fontra6italic, Fontra7italic, Fontra8italic, Fontra9italic, IndoBalt-0-italic, IndoBalt-1-italic, IndoBalt-2-italic, IndoBalt-3-italic, IndoBalt-4-italic, IndoBalt-5-italic, IndoBalt-6-italic, Fontra0italic, Fontra0Normal, Fontra1Normal, Fontra2Normal, Fontra3Normal, Fontra4Normal, Fontra5Normal, Fontra6Normal, Fontra7Normal, Fontra8Normal, Fontra9Normal. These fonts were designed for (phonetic) transcriptions of Indo-Baltic languages. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Born in Sicily, he spent half of his life in New York City, and studied for four years in The Netherlands. He worked in Lithuania with a group called Alfa60, and is now based in Turin.
His typefaces: Equo (2006), a VAG Round style display family which also includes Equo Stencil Caps, Equo Extended, Equo Extra Fat, Shaolin Caps, Stout Caps, Frank-Latin (wide wedge-serifed face), Crasto (serif family), MM Vinny (a multiple master family designed for use by the cosa nostra), Yorker (based on The NewYorker), MM Charlie or Charlie Grotesque (2013, a sans typeface family in the American style of Morris Fuller Benton), Artissima Condensed (a dada poster font, now called Altissma Condensed), Romano Grotesque (angular, chiseled), Futura Passata (a rounded all caps version of Futura that combines two widths of a wood type version of Futura for use in posters), Novalis Condensed, Bianco (a bespoke sans created for Nero magazine), Bianco Serif (used in some sections of The New York Times), Lago Sans (gemetric superfamily), Arial Grotesque, Andreas Maack (a custom typeface for a Scandinavian perfume brand, created together with Tommaso Garner).
Lithuanian creator of Sanserifing (2007), Ikusuteito (2008), A Font with Serifs (2005, grunge), and the fun family GotikaApvalus, GotikaBrokas, GotikaSerifaiA, GotikaSerifaiB, Gotika (2006).
American lettering artist, painter and social realist, b. Kovno, Lithuania, 1898, d. New York City, 1969. He is best known for his works of social realism, his left-wing political views, and his series of lectures published as The Shape of Content. Author of Love and Joy about Letters (1963) and of The Alphabet of Creation: An Ancient Legend From the Zohar (1954, reprinted in 1972, Shocken Books, NY).
In 1995, Maurizio Osti reconstructed and redesigned Ben Shahn's Folk Alphabet, which was originally created as lettering in 1940, with the consent and approval of Bernarda Shahn, Shahn's second wife, and the Estate of Ben Shahn, under license from VAGA (New York). FF Folk (2003, Marizio Osti and Jane Patterson) is the only authorized and officially endorsed digital version of Shahn's well-known protest poster lettering. In the same style, we also have the fonts Bensfolk (2000) and Bensfolk Condensed (2000) by Harold Lohner.
Jean Evans's Hatmaker (1996, Agfa Creative Alliance and later ITC) consists of two all caps faces, one of which was inspired by Ben Shahn's hand-constructed alphabet.
Nick Curtis's Outgribe NF (2011) is a rough, raw typeface that is based on the lettering in Ben Shahn's iconic poster protesting the execution of Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. That same poster also inspired Daniel Pelavin in his Book Country (2010).
Charles Leroux created the Tuscan typeface Rendezvous GRP (2008) based on Ben Shahn's cover of Rendezvous with Destiny.
At Esos tipos de la UTEM, one can download Nahueltoro (2007), an exceptionally beautiful comic book style headline face by Santiago Toro, based on the credits of the movie El Chacal de Nahueltoro by Vicente and Antonio Larrea, and on Ben Shahn's lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs. His typefaces are mostly free. Some commercial typefaces are available via Creative Market.
Typefaces from 2014: VTKS Painel (brush), VTKS Motor (hand-crafted), VTKS Super Funny, VTKS Tender Love (vampire script), Limpeza (signage script), Delicious, VTKS Hotel, Propolis (brushy script), VTKS Rash (irregular hand), Pedra Azul (vampire script), MRD 67 VTKS (grunge), VTKS Samanbaia (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Channels, VTKS Dreamer, VTKS Money, VTKS Belinha (inky script), VTKS University (striped typeface), VTKS Classicuda, VTKS Authentic, VTKS Burning, VTKS Modern Look, VTKS Beta, VTKS Bandoleones, VTKS Pedra Bruta (rough brush script), VTKS Recover MB 1, VTKS Simplex Beauty, VTKS Dirty Letters.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Rust, VTKS Easy Work, VTKS New One, VTKS Old Tee, VTKS Free Soul (Victorian), VTKS Have A Nice Day (grunge), VTKS University, VTKS Piscina, VTKS Divertida, VTKS Modern, VTKS Lovely, VTKS Back To Basics, VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Youth Spirit, VTKS Lightness, VTKS Premium, VTKS Authentic (a calligraphic brush script), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (hand-printed), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Eimantas Paskonis is a type designer from Vilnius, Lithuania, who graduated from Vilnius College of Technology and Design. He created the fat didone typeface Magnola (2011). At the end of 2011, Magnola was renamed Magnel. It has 865 glyphs and about 200 ligatures, swashes and diacritics.
He is working on a poster typeface called Kelmas.
Hazelnut Pro (2012) is a beautiful high-contrast rounded poster family. It seems to be a renamed version of Kelmas.
Lithuanian foundry which markets the Aistika family for Latin, Lithuanian and Cyrillic. They used to (bit no longer) sell the Lithuanian fonts CourierLT, TimesLT, HelveticaLT, ArialLT. Older Fotonija fonts can still be found on archives such as this one: BrushScriptLT, CourierLT, CourierLTBold, CourierLTBoldItalic, CourierLTItalic, HelveticaLT, HelveticaLTBold, HelveticaLTBoldItalic, HelveticaLTItalic, HelveticaRS, MonospaceLT, TimesLT, TimesLTBold, TimesLTBoldItalic, TimesLTItalic, TimesRS. Here we have CourierLT, TimesLT-Bold, TimesLT-BoldItalic, TimesLT-Italic, TimesLT. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lithuanian, based in Vilnius. He created the diagonal pixel typeface Krikstas (2008) and the monoline experimental typeface Schlangen Schriftas (2010). Janinos Juosta (2009) is a blurred vision face.
Global Lithuanian Net
About hundred Lithuanian truetype fonts from the following families: Antique Olive, Compacta, Algiers. Allegro, Arabia, Baltika, Brush Script, Impuls, Sans, ZypfHumanist (sic), Tekton, Trafalgar, Shelley Andante, AmericanText, Ariston, AvantGarde, Eras, Gothic825, Optima, GoudyOldstyle, Shotgun, Century Schoolbook, Letter Gothic, Garamond, Kastler, Memorandum, Mural Script, Palatino, Eurostile, Futura, Bremen, Stencil, Bookman, Blippo, Amazone, Amelia, Charter, Broadway, Brochure, Britannic, Impress, Mister Earl, Park Avenue. All fonts by Jonas Skendelis. JS_ShelleyAllegroScript and JS_Mariage are here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lithuanian art director and graphic designer. He is working on a universal sans typeface called Klaipeda (2007). His clients include the Contemporary Art Center in Vilnius, the Ministry of Social Security and Labour, and the Vilnius Jazz Festival. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of the European Humanitarian University (Visual Media and Design Program), 2008-2010, Vilnius (Lithuania). Multi-disciplinary designer who created the typefaces Slim (2009, Cyrillic sans) and Banksy (2010, Latin). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design graduate from the University of Salford, UK. Graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who created Tour de France (2012).
Lithuanian font archive with fonts from ElseWare, Microsoft, Monotype and Fotonija: Albertus-Bold, AlbertusExtraBold-Regular, ArialNarrow-Italic, ArialNarrow-Bold, ArialNarrow-BoldItalic, Bodoni-Regular, Bodoni-Italic, Bodoni-Bold, Bodoni-BoldItalic, BodoniBlack-Regular, BrushScriptLT, CGOmega-Regular, CGOmega-Italic, CGOmega-Bold, CGOmega-BoldItalic, CGTimes-Regular, CGTimes-Italic, CGTimes-Bold, CGTimes-BoldItalic, Clarendon-Book, Clarendon-Bold, ClarendonCondensed-Bold, ClarendonExtended-Bold, CenturyGothic-Italic, CenturyGothic-Bold, CenturyGothic-BoldItalic, CourierLTBold, CourierLTItalic, CourierLT, CourierLTBoldItalic, Garamond-KursivHalbfett, GillSansLight-Regular, GillSansLight-Italic, GillSans-Regular, GillSans-Italic, GillSansCondensed-Regular, GillSans-Bold, GillSans-BoldItalic, GillSansCondensed-Bold, GillSansExtraBold-Regular, GoudyOldStyle-Regular, GoudyOldStyle-Italic, GoudyOldStyle-Bold, GoudyOldStyle-BoldItalic, GoudyOldStyleExtrabold-Regular, Graphos-Regular, Graphos-Italic, Graphos-Bold, Graphos-BoldItalic, HelveticaLTBold, HelveticaLTItalic, HelveticaLT, HelveticaRS, HelveticaLTBoldItalic, LetterGothic-Regular, LetterGothic-Italic, LetterGothic-Bold, LetterGothic-BoldItalic, MetrostyleExtended-Regular, Metrostyle-Regular, MetrostyleExtended-Bold, Metrostyle-Bold, MonospaceLT, AntiqueOlive-Regular, AntiqueOlive-Italic, AntiqueOlive-Bold, AntiqueOliveCompact-Regular, OzzieBlack-Regular, OzzieBlack-Italic, Strider-Regular, TimesLTBold, TimesLTItalic, TimesLietRoman, TimesLietRomanBold, TimesLietRomanBoldItalic, TimesLietRomanItalic, TimesLT, TimesRS, TimesLTBoldItalic, UniversLightCondensed-Regular, UniversLightCondensed-Italic, UniversExtended-Medium, UniversExtended-MediumItalic, Univers-Medium, Univers-MediumItalic, UniversCondensed-Medium, UniversCondensed-MediumItalic, UniversExtended-Bold, UniversExtended-BoldItalic, Univers-Bold, Univers-BoldItalic, UniversCondensed-Bold, UniversCondensed-BoldItalic, Arial-Black, Impact, ArialMT, Arial-BoldMT, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-ItalicMT, CourierNewPSMT, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPSMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT, Verdana, Verdana-Bold, Verdana-Italic, Verdana-BoldItalic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Korinthus Normal&Italic, designed after the late 18th - early 19th century Leipzig editions by Goeschen, WinGreek and Son of WinGreek compatible, Windows TrueType. Affiliated to Skylla - interesting German magazine on language (the site of the Euro Collection). TYPE 1 version available via email from the author. Contact Mindaugas Strockis in Lithuania. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at European Humanities University, Department Of Development And Communications in Lithuania, Ksenya Shtalenkova (Minsk, Belarus) created the constructivist Cyrillic typeface Chipmunk (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Letterhead Studio VV Fonts
Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers is Vsevolod Vlasenko (b. 1981), who graduated from Stroganov Moscow State University of Arts and Industry, Master of Design program, in 2005.
He created the typefaces Dreamland Roman (curly letters), Unhooked Roman and Johnny The Hook Roman in 2008-2009. In 2010, he made the playful didone Bookvarium. Insomnia (2007) is a slightly curly almost upright script.
Archive with fonts adapted for Lithuanian: KarollaTT-Regular, Luxembourg-LT, MonarchEngraved-LT, PlaybillAntD-LT, SaddlebagRegular-LT, Schwarzwald-LT, OzHandicraftBT-Roman, Adorable, AngelasHand, AristonExtraBold-Italic, Charme, ChromalloyH, CowSpots, Dancin, Future, Kibernet, Kidnap, Metrolox, Palemonas-Bold, Palemonas-BoldItalic, Palemonas-Italic, Palemonas, Wiesbaden, AirmoleShaded, AstronBoyWonder, Bullpen3D, DeepFreezeRegularSWFTE-LT, LasVegasD-LT, LcdD-LT, LydianCursiveBT-LT-Regular, Marigold, MotterFemD-LT, NuptialBT-LT-Regular, PaladinPC-LTMedium, Parade-LT, Partridge-LT, Patrick-LT, Rechtman-Plain-LT, Vademecum. [Google] [More] ⦿
Vilnius-born typeface designer (b. 1969) of the FF Elementa family (Courier-like) at FontFont. Also made the Greek font Korinthus and Grecs du Roi WG (2001), a wonderful fully accented Greek font named after Claude Garamond's 16th century cut for the French royal printers. For Linguist's Software, he has made several Greek fonts. In 2002, he designed Elementa Rough (an old typewriter font), FF Elementa Greek and FF Elementa Cyrillic. His Grecs du roi WG (2001) is here. Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
MUFI stands for Medieval Unicode Font Initiative. This page contains a list of fonts that comply with (a) The Unicode Standard v. 4.0; and (b) the allocation of characters in the Private Use Area of The Unicode Standard, as specified in the MUFI character recommendation v. 1.0. They include
Developer of a free family of Lithuanian didone fonts called Vytis (2005). These fonts are quite complete and cover Latin, Cyrillic and Armenian as well. Copyright rests with AKL: Atviras kodas Lietuvai, a Lithuanian Free Software Foundation. Earlier, Paulauskas made the brush typeface ForteU (1998, Klaipeda). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type and graphic design student from Vilnius, Lithuania. Her Masters degree work at the Vilnius Academy of Arts produced the italic script family Pipiras (2011). She created the elegant script typeface MKCiurlionis (2011), which is based on the handwriting of painter and composer M. K. Ciurlionis. Also check out this drinks menu for Café de Paris in Vilnius (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lithuanian from Vilnius, b. 1987. Creator of the connected monoline script typeface Treciokas Display (2013), the graffiti font Pirmokas (2009), of the special effects fonts Map (2010, grungy art deco) and Corner (2010), of the graffiti font Pirmokas (2013), of the calligraphic typeface Antrokas (2010), of Ikarus (2010, connected fifties script based on a font used by a bus company), of Dobilas (2010, rounded monoline face), of Puzzle (2007), of the ultra-black round typeface Puff (2011), and of the condensed art deco typeface Kurkku (2009).
British font service house: can sell you most of the commercial fonts. Sells also fonts for Albanian, Arabic, Bengali, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Farsi, Greek, Gujurati, Hindi, Hungarian, Japanese (Katakana, Hiragana, Kanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Polish, Punjabi, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Slovene, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese, Welsh. Has barcode fonts, and is a special distributor of the Royal Mail Barcode font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lithuanian book and type designer. At Polygraphmash type design bureau, he created the unusual low-contrast serif family Bachenas (1963). The digital version was developed for ParaType in 2003 by Lyubov Kuznetsova. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
VLKK: Valstybin lietuvi kalbos komisija
The Valstybin lietuvi kalbos komisija (State Commission of the Lithuanian Language), located in Vilnius, published the free Lithuanian font Palemonas (2004), designed for the needs of the general public and Lithuanian language researchers. This is an intermediate pilot version covering accented letters. The font is based on Latin writings of the Renaissance period. The developers are Albertas Gurskas (main type design), Ona Aleknaviien, Laima Grumadien, Petras Skirmantas, Mindaugas Strockis and Vladas Tumasonis. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lithuanian designer of these free display fonts in 1993: KABlokHead, KABlokHeadJam, KACobra, KACobraCreep, KADinoSlay, KADinoSob, KAHorrible, KAHorribleSquish, KAMarble, KAMarbleClear, KAMonster, KAMonsterSmirk, KAPasta, KAPastaAldente, KAPizza, KAPizzaMunch, KASnake, KASnakeNite, KAStorm, KAStormRain. [Google] [More] ⦿