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Serbian book illustrator, graphic arts teacher and phototype, woodtype and linocut letter type designer, b. Despotovo, 1931, d. Belgrade, 1999. His sons Rastko and Vukan write about both aspects of his life. His CV: he graduated in 1954 from the Academy of Applied Arts, Belgrade and took his Masters Degree in 1959, under Professor Mihailo S. Petrov. He was professor at the Faculty of Applied Arts, University of Arts, Belgrade from 1964 until 1997. He was Head of the Graphic Department from 1974 to 1975. His publications include Graphic identification 1961-1981 (SKZ, Belgrade, 1982), Graphic communications 1954-1984 (Vajat, Belgrade, 1986), Heraldry 1 (University of Arts, Belgrade, 1983) and Coat-of-Arms of Belgrade, Heraldry 2 (Cicero, Belgrade, 1991). Most of Ćirić's types were for Cyrillic, while some have Latin alphabets as well. Many would be classified today as poster types, type to accompany illustrations. The list of his typefaces:
Ljubljana, Slovenia-based creator of CE Star (2006, a highway font for Eastern Europe), and Grill Serif Extra Bold Wide Latin Lover Case during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2008. In 2011, he designed Morgana, a daring wedge-serif medieval fortress face, while participating at the tipoRenesansa 3rd international type design workshop in Ljubljana. In 2014, he created the great headline and poster font Bad News Sans Extreme.
Codesigner, with Diana Ovezea, of the typefaces Passenger Display and Passenger (2017, Indian Type Foundry). Passenger Display is a high-contrast didone-style font family. It is intended for use in headlines, signs, or posters. Passenger Serif (released in 2019) on the other hand is a Clarendon. In 2019, Diana Ovezea and Samo Acko added Passenger Sans, which is characterized by horizontal and vertical terminal strokes and small apertures, and delivers a relaxing read in long texts. Facebook link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Espen Aaeng has been a designer and art director in Oslo since 1973. At Behance, he showed the high-contrast ball terminal / teardrop typeface Drops (2010), which is said to be marketed by Foundr-E, but I could not find a link to that foundry.
In 2009, he made Trunkmill (2009) and the useful organic sans family Lastwaerk.
In 2010, he added Montepetrum (a basic condensed family).
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1987, of these typefaces in 2017: Clone Line, Blitz, Genio Script, Rhythm Script, Luzhniki, Cendana, Wow, Single, Mantra, Lovable, Eruption, Finger Dance, Never Old, Bravo, Funday, Lexa Sans, Supernova, Ventura sans, Lol Signature, Frysca, Granite, Signsation, Addictive, Magic Wave, Vallent (sans), Signora, Magic Wave, Signature Talk, Alexis, Prologue, Bullet, Red Blood, Talkin Talk, Tsamina, Jealous Boy, Almost Soul Mate, Romantic Story, Alayhome Dirty, Angle Silence, Wave of Love, Sleeping Child, Move On, Hompimpa, Cheap Road, Cheerful, Stay Close, Wholess Script, Morning Painters, Slow Down Script, Empty Family, Jumping Pack, Signaspies (signature font), Private Emotion, Cubby Cheeks, Lonely, Cat Cute, Thin Man, Sheep Horn, Angelie, Aza (brush script), Wrong Way, Solid, Swirling, Slash, Child Write, Ink Scratches, Stalk, Being Lazy, Longitudinal End, Unchained, Curbside, Naura, Lay, Elastic, and Ladies Sky.
Typefaces from 2018: Dilan Signature, Syndrom, Ground (rounded sans), Glass, Flowrish (floriated), Aline (multiline), Salting (script), Sellow, Marion, Melting, Move Closer, Reflection, Cavalry, Sway Script, Chenthini, Vero, Inner, City, Break, Bat Hill.
Typefaces from 2019: Alusans, Tooth (Tuscan), Apache, Analyst (stencil), Amblas (geometric monoline sans), Nona (oriental look), Pieces, Black Forest (textured caps), Drops.
Andres Aarik is a graphic designer and a student in Media and Advertisement design in Tartu, Estonia. Designer of the fat and wide typeface Hustler (2010) and the chiseled typeface Tode Ja Oigus (2009).
Christine Aaron is a New York-based designer specializing in lettering and typography. She studied graphic design at the School of Visual Arts, with a focus in editorial design, branding, and motion graphics.
Mehmet Abaci (b. 1978) is based in Istanbul. In 2014, he established Studio Typo, where one can buy his typefaces. Limited forms of the fonts can be downloaded fpr free from the Dafont site.
Creator of the elegantly plump rounded sans typeface Vinyl Cuts (2013), Samatya (2013, a unicase piano key typeface), Boldie (2013), Laundry Day (2013, alphadings), and the wood log typeface Timbers (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Smush, Slim Fir (athletic lettering), Typonome, Typo Slab, Neons, E-Square (sci-fi typeface), Screamer, Typoline (piano key typeface), Omniblack (flared display face), Papillons (flared caps), Typoster (a great fat geometric slab serif typeface family accompanied by an equally great shaded outline style), Typo Comica (a family drawn to compete with Comic Sans), Tipo Press, Manyeto (calligraphic), Quatroline (prismatic typeface), Wardoom, Cabold Comic, Digiform, Akaju (oily fat typeface with lighting effects), Almira, Bonebastic, Comic White Rabbit, Sinema (a bit of retro movie art deco), Sober, Cali Brush, Tiny Plate, College Player, Smart Kid, Barbed, Wideroy, Angella (+outline: a poster family), Megi Sans.
Typefaces from 2015: Bro 4D (outlined 3d capitals), Typo GeoSlab, H&B Sketch (a gorgeous sketched didone), Mixiva (a six-style athletic lettering slab serif family), Typo Sketch (sketched font), Malter Sans, Parole Script, Degaws (a great sketch font), Typo Comics, Gribal, Gribal Shadow, Early Times (a sans family), Quizma (an elegant sans family), Super Seven (shaded), Typo Slab Inline, Type Slab Irregular, Geoma (hairline geometric sans), Double Bubble (bubblegum typeface), Mona Bella, Typo Grotesk, Typo Grotesk Rounded, The Matic, Typografix (avant garde sans), Move X (techno family), Savaro Stencil (in the geometric style that is characteristic of Futura Black), MindBlue (sans), A Space.
Typefaces from 2016: Wox Striped (multiline typeface), Wox Modelist (organic sans), Aprikas (sans), Meltix (techno sans family), Widolte (sans family), Mayeka, The Wireframe, Typo College (athletic lettering), Halftone Poster, Chocolate Bar (oily and gleaming), Type Round (circle-based sans typeface family).
Typefaces from 2017: Zelta Six (octagnal), Wida Round (round sans), Prestij (geometric sans), Typo Style, Naughty Squirrel (fat poster typeface family that includes hatched and shadow styles), Typo Quik, Ageta (bubblegum style), Rock On (glaz krak typeface), Typo Square, Typo Angular Rounded, Planetium-X (monoline, techno), Big Pixel (octagonal), White Festive, Watchword Hairline.
Typefaces from 2018: At the Midday, Typo Hoop (rounded circle-based sans family), Typo Longest (tall condensed sans), Maccos (a multilined font family), Asectica, Magettas (rounded monoline sans), Bluefish, Bluefish Eroded, Bluefish Scratched, Quesat (rounded sans), Quesat Striped.
Studio with offices in Madrid and Bilbao, first called Supperstudio and then PAAM (run by Pablo Abad and Vicente Garcia Morillo from Madrid). Pablo Abad created the free poker card typeface DealerType (2009).
Pablo Abad's other typefaces: No Future (2009, sci-fi), Knife (2008, modular), Pinza (2008, clothespin-themed), Romantique (2008, ultra-fat modular art deco face), Modul01 (2008), and Mambo (2008, super-ultra-fat art deco), Slaba (2009, fat slab serif), Voyeur (2009), Nostalgia (2013, Hype For Type).
Free and commercial school fonts by Ramón Abajo, all made in 1999 or 2000: Ramon is a high school Spanish teacher in California. His fonts are floating around in cyberspace. His fonts were also for sale at Fonts 4 Teachers (or: Tiende Escolar). A list: AbcAlegria, AbcAmSignLang, AbcAmSignLangLetter, AbcBulletin, AbcClocks, AbcCursive, AbcCursiveArrow, AbcCursiveArrowDotted, AbcCursiveDotted, AbcCursiveDottedLined, AbcCursiveLined, AbcDNManus (AbcDNManusArrow, AbcDNManusArrowDotted, AbcDNManusDotted, AbcDNManusDottedLined, AbcDNManusLined, AbcDNManuscript), AbcDomino, AbcFaces, AbcHeadlines, AbcKids, AbcMath, AbcPhonicsOne, AbcPhonicsTwo, AbcPrint, AbcPrintArrow, AbcPrintArrowDotted, AbcPrintDotted, AbcPrintDottedLined, AbcPrintLined, AbcTeacher.
At Escola Superior de Artes e Design de Caldas da Rainha (ESAD.CR), Portugal, during an exchange program, Anita Abarenkova (Riga, Latvia) created the stencil typeface Anita PT Light (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free font Dekas (2012, OFL). This looks like a copy of Geoffrey Lee's Impact (1965, Monotype), with multilingaul (Cyrillic, etc.) sets added in. I am not sure how kosher this all is. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nadia Abate (Turin) designed the paperclip font Clips in 2010 during a workshop led by Piero De Macchi. She graduated from ISIA in Urbino in 2010, and designed the outline typeface Naa there. Nadia created the flowing script typeface Female (2013).
Mauro's graduation thesis in Rome was about the development of the Sady typeface, wg=here Sady stands for Sabon Dyslexic. He took Tschichold's Sabon and broke the smooth Beziers up to increase the angular aspect of each glyph. In addition, attention was paid to the spacing and global word shapes (or Boumas). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mike Abbink (b. 1967) earned a BFA in Fine Arts, and another one in Graphic Design and Packaging from Art Center in Pasadena. Born in 1967, he was a graphic designer at Meta Design San Francisco doing corporate and web design. In March 1999 he co-founded Method, Inc., a San Francisco-based company specializing in communication strategy, interaction and graphic design. Mike Abbink is the Executive Creative Director of the Brand Experience and Design Team within IBM Studios. Before that, he worked as a Creative Director for the Museum of Modern Art, Wolff Olins (New York), Saffron Consultants, Method (also co-founder) and as a Design Director at Apple Computer. His typefaces:
Kirkland, WA-based designer of the display typeface GuGu (2013).
Linz, Austria-based designer of these hand-crafted (mostly brush) typefaces in 2018: Berlin Lives (dry brush), Steyr, Reid, Lynn, Jorik, Jora (dry brush), Hayes, Ened, Danata, Aidana, Neilella, Hyllus, Dionisia, Davis, Correia, Momina, Ryder, Norene, Maxene, Leilani, Hailee, Dory, Calista, Genus, Correia, Davis. Aka Edin Ab.
Free Khmer fonts, aka Khmer Smart Writer Fonts designed in 1995-1997 by Abdulrohman Abdolgony (Cambodian Software Development): Battambang, Kaoh Kong, Kom Pong Toum, Kom Pot, Kompong Cham, Prey Veng, Pursat, Siem Reap, Stung Treng, Svay Rieng, TaKeo, KSW Battambang, KSW Kaoh Kong, KSW KeyBoard, KSW Kom Pot, KSW Kompong Cham, KSW Preh Vihia, KSW Prey Veng, KSW Pursat, KSW Siem Reap, KSW Stung Treng, KSW Svay Rieng, KSW TaKeo. Download here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lebanese designer who created Beantown (2004, an athletic lettering font), Staubach (2004, an athletic lettering typeface based on the lettering of the Dallas Cowboys), Wagner Modern (2011), Kroftsmann (2004, on octagonal face), Kavelry (2004, based on the Kemper Insurance logo), 4th and inches (2008, rounded octagonal; based on the proprietary font used by Russell Athletic, makers of sports apparel as used by Georgia Tech BKB, Washington State, Alabama State, Tennessee State, Mississippi Valley State, and many others in college football), and PopWarner (2004, a Bank Gothic lookalike), Wagner Zip Change (grotesque), Richardson Fancy Block. Creator of some free soccer team lettering alphabets in 2010: Louisville, Puff Script, Red Raiders, Richardson Fancy Block, Wagner Zip-Change (based on grotesque signage letters), ACMilan2009, ASRoma, ChampionsLeague, England2007, MLSUniform, RealMadrid2009. About his GeauxXPDF typeface (2010), he writes: I had extracted a nearly complete set on this one a few years back, except for J and Z which I created on my own. As best I can tell, it only exists as an upper case font without most punctuation, so I created that too to make it more useable. I don't know how much LSU [Louisiana State University] paid for this design, but to me it always looked like something that Larabie or Iconian would have given away. He also extracted HDRadioAlphabet from a rounded Arial typeface he found on HD radio. His UScoreRGK (2012) is a blocky angular font used on-screen by Fox Sports. LCD Display (2012) is a 28-segment LED font. UA Terrafont (2012) was based upon the vector art in this PDF file.
Type designer (b. 1957, Mosul, Iraq) who participated in the Linotype International Type design Contest in 2000 and lives in Germany, where he set up Markenbau in 2000. Author (with Roger Hübner) of Pictograms and Icons (2005, Herman Schmitz, Mainz) and Arabische Schriftkunst (1993, Hochschule der Künste Berlin). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pekanbaru, Riau, Indonesia-based designer of these script and calligraphic typefaces in 2019: Adinda script, Script Mothers, Ramadhan Kareem, Rosenesya, Mother Love, Bointang Cifoy, Sambilan, The Playing, Eisha Script, Sugartina Font Signature, Romantina Font Script, Herawati Signature Font, Bintang, Hand Boys, Betania, Blangku, Mangifera, Happy Berry, Beatrice, Almaida, Elmaira. [Google] [More] ⦿
Egyptian designer in 1992-1994 of these Arabic fonts: ACS-Akeek-Bold, ACS-Akeek-Extra-Bold, ACS-Akeek, ACS-Almass-Bold, ACS-Almass-Extra-Bold, ACS-Almass, ACS-Bassmalah, ACS-Fayrouz-Bold, ACS-Fayrouz-Extra-Bold, ACS-Fayrouz, ACS-Hieroglyphic, ACS-Islamy, ACS-Koraan, ACS-Morgan-Bold, ACS-Morgan-Extra-Bold, ACS-Morgan, ACS-Symbols, ACS-Topazz-Bold, ACS-Topazz-Extra-Bold, ACS-Topazz, ACS-Yaqout-Bold, ACS-Yaqout-Extra-Bold, ACS-Yaqout, ACS-Zomorrod-Bold, ACS-Zomorrod-Extra-Bold, ACS-Zomorrod. They can be downloaded here, here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bantul, Indonesia-based designer of Kinley (2019: monoline script), Layla Script (2019), Star Medina (2019: an Arabic simulation typeface), Zamalek (2019: a script typeface), Seggo Jagung (2019: a minimalist monoline sans), Jaguar (2019: squarish), Sinau (2019: a script typeface) and Modaz (2019: an all caps brush typeface for horror applications). Creative Fabrica link. Another Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tabriz, Iran-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:
Graduate of the Communication Design program at Emily Carr University of Art & Design in Vancouver, 2012. Creator of the high-contrast artsy headline typeface called Yaletown (2012).
Creator (b. 1991, The Philippines) of the outlined hand-drawn typeface Chickfactor (2013), as well as Ham And Eggs (2013), Bookends (2013), Bookends with Accents (2014), Font5 (2013) and Whiplash Girl Child (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Basic Space, Hypersober (textured shadow face), Hypersober Clean.
In 2015, she designed the avant garde sans typeface Morning Crescent. In 2016, she published the hand-crafted typeface Summer Fling.
Huda Smitshuijzen AbiFarès, was born in Beirut in 1965. Author of Arabic Typography A Comprehensive Sourcebook (Saqi Books, London, 2001), Experimental Arabic Type (Saatchi&Saatchi, Dubai, 2002), Typographic Matchmaking (BIS Publishers, Amsterdam 2007), Arabic Type Specimen Book (2008), Typographic Matchmaking in the City (2010) and Arabic Type Design for Beginners (2013), and a number of articles on multilingual communication in the Middle East such as Arabic Type: a challenge for the 2nd millennium (1998). She holds degrees in graphic design from Yale University School of Art and Rhode Island School of Design, and specializes in bilingual typographic research and design. She has worked as a designer for a number of years, in the USA, Amsterdam, France and Beirut. She has taught typography and graphic design at the American University of Beirut. She was the Chair of the Visual Communication Department for three years at the American University in Dubai and founded the Khatt Foundation, Center for Arabic Typography in Amsterdam. She curates exhibitions, organizes collaborative design research projects between Europe and the Middle East, and is editor of the Khatt Foundation online network of Arab/Middle Eastern designers (www.khtt.net). She is currently pursuing a PhD at Leiden University while working between Europe and the Middle East as a typography and design consultant on projects of cultural relevance. She has art directed and collaborated on the design of several contemporary Arabic fonts for magazines like Aleph (London) and companies in the Gulf. Typefaces include Alef Caps (2008), done with Pascal Zoghbi. KHTT link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of these Uyghur typefaces: Ukij 3D, Ukij Esliye (with Turghun), Ukij Imaret (with Turghun), Ukij Jelliy, Ukij Kawak, Ukij Merdane, Ukij Qolyazma, Ukij Qolyazma. With Turghun at Alpsoft Science and Technology Development Co., Ltd., Urumchi, he designed Ikij Esliye. With Alim Ahat, Memtimin (Alyar) and Abdureshit (Qarlighach), he designed Ukij Zilwa. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Montalban, The Philippines, Renz Abong created the free sans typeface Tale (2013, FontStruct), the free condensed typeface Versa (2013, FontStruct), and the free monoline geometric font Tribe (2013).
Aka Minz Creations. Indian designer of the free Malayalam typefaces Ashique ML Minnu Semi Bold (2013) and Ashique ML Ashu Condensed Bold (2013). In 2014, he created Ashique ML Minnu Bold.
During her graphic design studies in Cairo, Egypt, Mounira Abouauf designed the Latin typeface Simplicity Serif (2015), and the Arabic display typeface Mousool (2016) and Mamary (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Inspired by the movie Edward Scissorhands (1990), and Fontdiner Swanky (1996, Stuart Sandler), Sherine Abouelmagd designed a Latin display typeface and the great Arabic typeface Sherif ElKordy in 2018 during her studies at German University in Cairo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Rennes, France, Thibaut Abou Mrad created the logotype typeface Dantek (2014) for Zit Dantes, a web service company. His layered rounded stencil typeface family Normograph (2014) is created for wayfinding applications. Trix (2014) is a triangulated typeface. Miron (2014), designed for the Miron Rivoli gallery, is a hybrid of Filosophia Grand and Gravur Condensed. Behance link. [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] ⦿
Italian designer (b. Bologna, 1976) of some deconstructivist fonts such as Kill Your Neighborhood (2000, knife dingbats and scanbats of typefaces), and the broken stencil font Metal Meltdown (2001). In 2000, he co-founded the magazine Pressure, dedicated to graffiti art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Founder and creative director at Flëve in New York City.
Mobispot Regular (2013) is a beautiful contemporary geometric grotesque for Latin and Cyrillic, designed by Olga Balina and Vit Abramov at Flëve for Mobispot Social Systems, a company that creates cool applications for life and business based on NFC technology.
George Abrams (b. 1919 or 1920, Brooklyn, d. 2001, Manhasset, NY) is the designer of the gorgeous font families Augereau, Abrams Caslon and Venetian, at Expert Alphabets in Great Neck, NY. Abrams taught lettering and typeface design at the Parsons School of Design, the New School for Social Research and at the Columbia University Teachers College. He had over 50 years of Madison Avenue experience designing ads, logos, typography and lettering for Fortune 500 companies and more. His early typefaces were photo types published by Headliners in New York City. He died on June 7, 2001 at age 81.
About Augereau: This is the only digitized typeface by George Abrams [in fact, the digitization is due to Charles Nix, for George Abrams]. Its 28 weights include over 2,000 sorts including expert, OsF,&alts. Augereau is named for Antoine Augereau, who was a typographer who had a few claims to fame - one was that he was Claude Garamonds teacher, and two was that he was sentenced to death for heresy in 1544. Heresy for a typographer in 1544 meant that he printed something that the king or the Pope didn't like and died for it.
I would like to thank Poul Steen Larsen for clarifying the history of Abrams' Venetian: The Abrams Venetian was donated to Mr. Poul Kristensen of Herning (in Jutland), then Printer to the Royal Court (which he has ceased to be in 1995). You are right about the font being today locked to Poul Kristensen' old Linotron, from which not even Linotype experts brought in to unlock it, could get it out for conversion into an up-to-date digital font. So the font will disappear from the type arena when Kristensens Linotron one day breaks down. You can trust me, for I was the one who established the contact between George and Mr. Kristensen back in 1986. The font was first used in 1989 in a book by Martin Lowry, British renaissance historian, with the title Venetian Printing. George Abrams' chalk drawings of the entire alphabet in regular and italic were scanned, more precisely vectorised on-screen and downloaded in Denmark by the Kristensens and therefore, in one sense, could be called the first Danish complete font. A sample of the first use of Abrams' Venetian. A second sample from "Venetian Printing". Abrams Venetian was digitized at some point by Jorgen Kristensen for Poul Kristensen Grafisk Virksomhed Printer.
Apostrophe wrote this about Abrams Caslon: This was actually reviewed by Caflish and, if I remember correctly, Mark vonBronkhorst, so there are at least 3 or 4 copies of it out there, other than the Abrams' estate original data. Sumner Stone once said that this is the best Caslon he has ever seen. At least he has seen it; I haven't.
The typefaces by Abrams (Abrams Venetian and Augereau) are preserved in the New York City-based Abrams Legacy Collection (see also here).
Fortaleza, Brazil-based creator of an electronic circuit-inspired blackletter typeface called Cyber Gothic or Cibergotica (2014). This typeface was developed during his studies at Universidade Federal do Ceará, together with Eduardo Novais (project leader), Deivith Silva, Onofre Paiva, and Rodrigo Almeida. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joao Abreu (Quarteira, Portugal, b. 1985) designed the free font Horny Village (2013).
R-Type was founded by Rui Abreu in 2008. Rui graduated from FBAUP (Faculdade de Belas Artes da Universidade do Porto) in 2003. He has been working as an interactive media designer in different design agencies, and he has been designing typefaces. Based in Porto, he created Tirana (2006, sans family at T26), Catacumba (2007, a gorgeous bold didone titling face, T26; in 2009 at Fountain/PsyOps), Cifra (2006, a lovely ten weight sans family, T26), Nomada (2007, a monoline slab serif), Salto Alto (2006, avant garde sans family, with octagonal influences), Foral (2008, monoline slab serif; published by Fountain in 2010), and Forma (2006, stencil family, T26).
In 2008, he published Orbe (Fountain), an exotic all-caps blackletter inspired by Portuguese and Lombardic calligraphy [it deservedly won an award at TDC2 2009; Orbe Pro at MyFonts], Gesta (2008, sans family), Gesta Condensed (2012), Gesta Semi Condensed (2012), Gira Sans (2012, a grotesque family), Foral Pro (2011, an elliptical slab serif), Catacumba (2011, a high-contrast ball terminal wedge serif family), Aria Pro (2011, a delicate high-contrast transitional serif family), Forma Solid (T26).
In 2013, Rui published Aria Text (a rational (transitional) toned-down version of Aria that comes in three sets of optical sizes, G1, G2, and G3), the geometric sans family Azo Sans and Azo Sans Uber, a geometric sans with a humanist element. Grafolita Script (2013) is a connected typeface family that borrows ideas from signage scripts.
Typefaces from 2014: Litania (medieval-style typeface with roman capitals, Lombardic capitals, and Carolingian minuscules; nice fists accompany the type), Signo (a dynamic sans serif with reverse contrast, designed for editorial and branding). Signo won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
Typefaces from 2015: Montblanc (a custom sans for the Montblanc company that won the IF Design award in 2015), Usual (a neutral sans with large x-height). In 2010, Peter Bruhn started a typeface but he died before it was finished. In 2015, Rui Abrey and Göran Söderström finished it as Bruhn Sans (Fountain Type). In 2010 Peter was commissioned to design a wordmark for the documentary Harbour of Hope. The type was to ellicit Malmö's harbor, and Peter found inspiration from the painted type of industrial tankers docked in his hometown.
Typefaces from 2016: Grifo, Symbio and Symbio Arabic (at Typotheque; prize winner at Granshan 2016), Sul Sans (a geometriclly constructed sans with features frequently seen on signs and buildings in Portugal).
Typefaces from 2017: Sul Mono (a typewriter style), Grifito, Grifinito (condensed versions of the sharp-edged display typeface Grifo), Aquino (by Rui Abreu and Ricardo Santos; a display calligraphic stencil typeface inspired by a liturgic book made by Portuguese friar Tomas Aquino in 1735).
Typefaces from 2018: Gliko Modern (an award winner at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019).
Parisian designer of the Bauhaus-inspired Ortaki (2012, with Cyril Barrier). In 2014, he designed the display typeface Norris and the calligraphic typeface Yonne.
Arabic typography web site and font foundry established in 2007 by Hasan Abu Afash, an Arab designer living in Gaza/Palestine. Typefaces: HS Dream (2019), HS Gold (2018), HS Almisk, HS Almisk Serif (2018: modern kufi style), HS Aleman (2018: a kufi /naskh hybrid), HS Alnasma (2017), HS Alhoson (2017), HS Alwajd (2016), HS Almajd (2016), HS Rahaf (2015, covering Pashtu, Persian, Urdu, Kurdish Sorani, Kurdish Kirmanji, and Arabic), HS Alnada (2015, kufi), HS Headline (a fat calligraphic didone display typeface by Gunnlaugur Briem (Latin) and Hasan Abu Afash (Arabic, based on the simple lines of Naskh calligraphy), HS Ali (2015; designed using equal amounts of anger and sorrow, Hasan writes: HS Ali was designed in memoriam of my brother---Ali Abu Afash who was martyred during the last aggression on Gaza in summer 2014), HS Alhuda (2014, Kufi font), HS Almaha (2014: this font combines the features of linear Naskh and modern Kufi), HS Almidad (2014), HS Ishraq (2013), HS Alkitab (2013), HS Albadr (2013), HS Almohandis (2007-2011, Arabic display face), HS Alhandasi (2007 and 2011), Hasan AlQuds family (2004, a display typeface done with Mamoun Sakkal), Hasan Hiba, Hasan Enas (Arabic text typeface), Hasan Elham (2006, a modern Kufi art deco face), Hasan Ghada (2007-2008, based on modern Kufi calligraphy--first known in 2002 as KactTitle), Hasan Manal (2008, Kufi style), Hasan Aya (2007, Kufi style famaily based on Corel's 1992 typeface Bedrock), Kouffi Fatemic, Safwat, HS Amal. In 2008, Hasan Hiba and Hasan Noor (a classic squarish Kufi face) were upgraded to the DecoType font format for use in WinSoft Tasmeem which is now bundled with InDesign CS4---thanks to a cooperation with Mirjam Somers. Still with Somers, he upgraded the Basim Marah display typeface (2008) for Tasmeem. Basim Marah was drawn by Basim Salem Al Mahdi from Iraq and then digitized by Hasan himself. The same year, Hasan developed an OpenType project for Alinma TheSans fonts which are based on TheMix Arabic (designed by Luc(as) de Groot and Mouneer ElShaarani for Al Inma Bank, Saudi Arabia). Later he developed the OpenType features for Jumeirah Arabic which was designed by Pascal Zoghbi (29letters) and Huda AbiFares (Khatt) for Jumeirah International, UAE. He developed the OpenType layout features needed for the Arabic script system in the Seria Arabic fonts family which was designed by Pascal Zoghbi for FontShop International, as well as the Chams fonts family which was designed by Al Mohtaraf Assaudi for the redesign of the Shams Newspaper in Saudi Arabia and the Arajhi fonts for Alrajhi Bank. Since 2002 Hasan has worked and collaborated with Mamoun Sakkal in several projects, such as the Burj Dubai Shilia project, Sakkal Baseet and the Microsoft project which included the updating of the OpenType instructions for fonts such as Tahoma, Microsoft Sans Serif (1997), Arial, Times New Roman, Segoe, Courier, Time New Roman, Ms Uighur and Majalla UI. In 2009-2010, he cooperated with Parachute to make DIN Text Arabic.
Jorgito Abuin (b. 1967, Spain) designed the brush font Cabanyal Z (2013).
Arabetics is run by the Iraqi-American New York-based type designer, librarian, and systems engineer Saad Dean Abulhab (b. 1958, sacramento, CA), who in 2000 patented the Mutamathil (unified and symmetric) type style for Arabic. He grew up in Karbala and Baghdad, Iraq, but was born in Sacramento, CA. He attended the University of Baghdad, and holds a Bachelors degree in electrical engineering from Polytechnic University and a masters degree in library and information science from Pratt Institute, both in New York. He resides in the USA since 1979. In 2004, he set up Arabetics.
His type design work covers Arabic, Urdu, Persian, Kurdish, and Pashtu.
His typefaces include Zena (2009), Layal (2007), Mehdi (2005: follows the guidelines of the Mutamathil Taqlidi type style), Sabine (2008: it too follows the guidelines of the Mutamathil Taqlidi type style), Fallujah (2005), Mutamathil Falujah, Yasmine Mutamathil, Mutamathil Taqlidi, Arabic Mutamathil, Arabic Mutamathil Mutlaq (2004), Arabic Mutamathil Tibaah, Arabic Mutamathil Mutlaq Tibaah, Arabic Mutamathil Muttasil and Arabic Mutamathil Tibbaah Muttasil. Mutamathil and Mutamathil Taqlidi include optional Lam-Alif ligatures. See also Kufa Mutamathil (2011). Other font families: Nasrallah, Silsilah, Yasmani, Mutamathil, Yasmine Mutamathil, Amudi, Amudi Mutamathil, Anbar (2008), Handasi, Yasmine Mutlaq, Jazm (2010), Jalil (2011).
In 2005, he created Handasi, about which he writes: The idea behind Handasi, Arabic word for engineered, was to design a font without a single curve that would at the same time resembles traditional curves-rich Nask style. The font strictly uses straight lines. The design of Handasi is based on the Mutamathil Taqlidi design style where each letter is represented by one normal glyph assigned the basic Unicode number and an additional final shape glyph to letters capable of dual connection within traditional Arabic text. No initial, medial, or standalone shapes are provided.
Arabetics Symphony (2012) is a sans serif Latin typeface with a comprehensive support for the Arabetic scripts, including Quranic texts.
Typefaces from 2016 include Mashq, possibly the first typeface implementation ever of the early Quranic scripts of the Early Mashq, Mashq Kufi, and Mashq Ma'il. The font family design is primarily based on the scripts of the Quran manuscripts of the Topkapi Museum, the Bergstraesser Archive, and other scattered samples.
Typefaces from 2018: Arabetics Detroit.
London-based graphic designer and illustrator, who studied graphic design at London's Architecture and Visual Arts school. Behance link. Her typefaces include Valence (2011, blackletter/tattoo face). Also, starting in 2011, she decided to drawn one letter per day. Shapes (2011) is a geometric face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Muhammd Aby (Alqawoms, Aceh Besar, Indonesia) created the script typefaces Marabella (2016: brush script), Yolanda (2016: calligraphic), Bougainvillea (2016: calligraphic), Panthers (2015) and Breakout (2015, brushy).
Novi Sad, Serbia-based designer (b. 1985) of the fat hand-drawn typeface Oneer (2014). Typefaces made in 2016: School Stop (a wonderful variable width and interlocking poster typeface), the free oriental brush script font Bold Brush or Blow Brush (according to the designer it was influenced by the hip hop culture).
Finnish graphic designer and illustrator, who is finishing a BA in Graphic and Media Design, at London College of Communication in 2013. Creator of a collaborative typeface (with Sam Brogan) in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Christian Acker (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) and Kyle Talbott, two graphic designers in New York City, set up Handselecta on Long Island in 2003 as a division of Adnauseum, Inc. They have pages on graffiti art, graffiti and calligraphy, and graffiti-based typefaces: Espo, Joker (done with Jerry Inscoe), Sabe, Mesk, Mesk AOK. Run by Brooklyn-based Christian Acker. They are selling the graffiti fonts. MyFonts link. MyFonts sells HSMene One NYThrowie (2006), 24 HRS, Joker Straight Letter, Mene One Mexicali, Mesh One AOK, Meskyle Laid Back, Sabe Ghetto Gothic, and Sailor Gothic.
In 2008, he made a custom graffiti font called Lebron6 for tge launch of Lebron James's Sixth Shoe.
Adnauseum is an experimental design studio in Brooklyn, NY, run by Christian Acker, an American type designer (b. 1979, Norwalk, CT) who graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York City in 2002. Christian occasionally guest lectures typography classes at Parsons. He set up Adnauseam in 2002 and Handselecta in 2003.
He designed Sailor Gothic (2003), the Spanish-looking font Sailor Jerry (2002), Joker Straight Letter (2006), Mene One NY Throwie (2006), Mesh One AOK (2006), Meskyle Laid Back (2006), Sabe Ghetto Gothic (2006), and 24Hrs (2002, Cubanica).
Cape Town, South Africa-based designer of the blocky typeface Pajitnov (2015), which was inspired by the classic arcade game Tetris and named after its Soviet developer, Alexey Pajitnov. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thomas Ackermann studied Communication Design at Hochschule für Angewandte Wissenschaften Hamburg (Germany) and Shenkar School of Engineering and Design in Tel Aviv. He worked as freelance designer for Blotto Design in Berlin and teaches typography at the design department of HAW Hamburg. He specializes in corporate design, typography and type design favouring big letters in architectural spaces. In 2010, he founded PBLC---Büro für Visuelle Kommunikation---with three other partners in Hamburg.
Codesigner of FF Bauer Grotesk (2014, Fontfont), with Felix Bonge. Fontfont writes: FF Bauer Grotesk is a revival of the metal type Friedrich Bauer Grotesk, released between 1933 and 1934 by the foundry Trennert & Sohn in Hamburg Altona, Germany. The geometric construction of the typeface, infused with the Art Deco zeitgeist of that era, is closely related to such famous German designs as Futura, Erbar, Kabel and Super Grotesk that debuted a few years earlier. However, Bauer Grotesk stands out for not being so dogmatic with the geometry, lending the design a warmer, more homogenous feeling. The oval O is a good example of this approach, as are characteristic shapes like the capital M or the unconventional varying stroke endings on the c and s which give them a less constructed look. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of the delicate font Russell at Alphabets Inc., and of Russell Oblique (1994, Adobe). Karen Ackoff has a BFA in Illustration from the Philadelphia College of Art and an MFA in Medical Illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She has worked as Scientific Illustrator at the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution in Washington, DC. She presently teaches and coordinates the Graphic Design program at Indiana University South Bend. She is available for freelance commercial artwork and fine arts commissions.
Lagartija desino is the Puerto Rican foundry of Edna Acosta that produced Aliance (1998), Chupacabra (1998), the Diplomatica family (1998, with ornaments), Acosta Regular, Acosta Italic, Acosta Bold, Acosta Bold Italic, Acosta Black, Acosta Black Italic, Spirograf (1998, dingbats). All fonts by Edna Acosta. Edna graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1990 with a BFA.
Sao Paulo, Brazil-based graphic designer (b. 1988) and art director. Creator of the ultra black typeface SubSquare (2009).
Free original fonts by Yuji Adachi: Nice Age, Arcade (pixel font family that includes a horizontally-striped style, 1998), Bop Gun, No Problem, Dymos, One Nation, Atari 80, Bad Matrix and Lavalite, Dimension (kids' orthographic font, 1999), UHF (baseball shirt lettering, 1999), LogoSystem (1998), Bangalore (Stephen Coles says that this is still the world's best small pixel script), Radio Dept, Ole Segments, Code3X (barcode font, 1999), Neo Dymos, Major Kong (handprinting, 1999), Ohio Player.
In Digitalogue's DPI72 package, he published the screen pixel fonts CODE14X (1999), DryBones7 (1999), Tempo9 (1999). Promised fonts: Wax, Problems, Bad Matrix, Atari80, Neo Dymos, No Problem, Ole Segments.
The Scholars Press Fonts are public domain fonts that are designed to work on both Windows computers and Macs. Fonts for Hebrew, Greek, Syriac, Coptic, and Semitic-language transliteration. (Mac and Windows): SPEzra (fixed width Hebrew/Aramaic, 1998) and SPTiberian (Hebrew/Aramaic), SPIonic (Greek, see also here), SPEdessa (Syriac), SPDoric (1999, uncial Greek), SPAchmim (Coptic), SPDamascus (Hebrew, 1998), SPCaesarea (dingbats, 1998), and SPAtlantis (transliteration). All fonts by Jimmy Adair. He states: "Patrick Durusau, formerly my colleague in crime at Scholars Press and now with the Society of Biblical Literature, was instrumental in the design and disseminatation of the SP fonts." FTP access. Truetype archive. See also here. fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Software developer in Bucharest, Romania, who specializes in generative and algorithmic art and design. Github page. He has used Andreas Koller's Fontastic tool to create a family of generative experimental typefaces in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ish Adames, a graphic designer and photographer in Philadelphia, PA, designed the titling sans typeface Duma in 2013.
Graduate of Masaryk University in Brno, Czechia, class of 2013. Brno-based graphic artist who created a blackletter typeface in 2011 at Masaryk University that is based on lettering in the Krems Bible (1333/1334, Austria). In 2015, he published the splendid handwriting font Linkingabo. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michal Adamiec (b. 1987) is studying at the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland. He made Murena (2012, a bouncy sans family), Cello Sans typeface (2010, organic), and the techno-inspired Penumbrum (2010).
Stockholm-based graphic and type designer who cofounded Theygraphics with Stockholm-based Fredrik Forsberg and Prague-based Zdenek Patak. He obtained an MA in Graphic Design at the Konstfack College of Arts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. [Google] [More] ⦿
Patrick Adamove (Charter Design) is the Hamburg-based designer of Horoscopia (2000, dingbats) and CharterD-Normal (1999, grungy) at Garagefonts.
Illustrator, cartoonist and comic book author, who, during her studies in Belgrade, designed the calligraphic old church Slavonic / Latin typeface Sokolar (2013). This delicate and readable typeface was her Master's graduation project. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the hand-printed typeface Uncensored (2013). I am not entirey sure, but this could be the same Andrew Adams in Orem, UT, who designed a Deseret typeface in 2016. The latter Andrew Adams graduated from Utah Valley University in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts by Matt Adams, all made in 2001: Atari, AtariTheTempleofDoom, DaddysTools, Drafting (2001), HelBit, IUD, Naked, Paprika, PopularMechanics, StillPantless. Some of these fonts are derived from screen fonts, and have jagged looks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Memphis, TN-based Michael Adams (Roadgeek Fonts) developed a series of (free) heavy sans US highway sign fonts in 2002: Roadgeek2000SeriesB, Roadgeek2000SeriesC, Roadgeek2000SeriesD, Roadgeek2000SeriesE, Roadgeek2000SeriesEModified, Roadgeek2000SeriesF, RoadgeekTransportHeavy, RoadgeekTransportMedium. In 2005, he extended his font collection to include UK, German and US highway signs:
One Way Out (or: Church Art Fonts) sells about 100 display fonts. Eleven collections of seven fonts at about 95 USD per collection. By Dave Adamson. Some font names: Beat Street, Blitzkrieg, Day Three, El Nino, Erratic, Espresso, Frazzle, JiveTalk, Knucklehead, Lost Tribe, Lunatic, Protoplazm, Ragamuffin, Slackhappy, Squidly, Thud, Twitch, Toxic, Toxic Waste, Astro Boy, HunkyDory, Hybrid, Jolly Roger, Shameless, Surf City, Swanky, Armageddon Medium, Mystery 2, Raw, Neo-Human Outline, Cattitudes (cats), Epidemic, Dimentia, Dimentia Wide, Damage Light, Thus Thin, chronicle, Hoopla, Wisecrack, Dimentia Thin, Yoo-Hoo, Why Kee Kee, AlterEgo, Damage, Havva Nice Day, reactor, Slade, Aspire, Scooter, Squidly Bold, Shogun (oriental simulation), NeroHuman, Euphoria (handwriting), Army Surplus (stencil), Armageddon Bold, Chop Top. Most fonts distributed by T-26 and copyright of "One Way Out". Please will someone explain to me who designed what for whom? Earlier, Adamson designed for FontHaus, see, e.g., Bristol Adornado Regular (1994). [Google] [More] ⦿
Rachel Adams (R Lauren Designs, Pennsylvania) Savannah, GA) created the sketched typeface Lemonade (2013), the hand-printed typeface Kyoritsu Dengyo (2013), the art deco typeface Sunspots (2013), and the shadow typeface Without A Trace (2013). Vegan Pizza (2013) is a hand-drawn typeface.
Scott Adams, of Dilbert fame, created a font for his lettering, which is not generally distributed. However, the free font Filbert (2004) does a good job imitating the lettering in Dilbert. And so does Dilbert Font (2010, freefontfan). [Google] [More] ⦿
Vernon Adams (born England, 1967) was a furniture restorer, woodcarver and typeface designer. On August 24, 2016 Vernon Adams passed away from injuries sustained in a scooter accident in May of 2014. New Typography was his type design site. Vernon graduated in 2007 with an MA in type design from the University of Reading and lived in San Clemente, California.
He developed Mako (2007), a type family for text and image in magazines. Earlier, he created AutoPacHousehold. Nobile (2010) is part of the Google font directory. Through the Open Font Library, one can get the source Fontforge code for this open source sans family. About Mako, he writes that he submitted the font to Fontsmith, which sat on it for a while and rejected it, only to publish a few weeks later Lurpak, which according to Vernon is too similar to his rejected design. Free fonts at Google Code by Vernon, as of the end of 2010 include Coda (a heavy elliptical face), Nobile (mentioned above), Corben (a curvy bold typeface in the style of Cooper Black), and Gruppo (a thin sans).
In 2011, he added Coustard (a slab serif family), Damion (connected signage script), Smythe (Victorian), Radley (display face), Oswald (a reworking of the Alternate Gothic style: see this dedicated page; Oswald was updated continually by Vernon Adams until 2014. Vernon added Light and Bold weights, support for more Latin languages, tightened the spacing and kerning and made many glyph refinements throughout the family based on hundreds of users' feedback. In 2016 the family was updated by Kalapi Gajjar and Alexei Vanyashin to complete the work started by Vernon, and support languages that use the Cyrillic script), Candal (sans), Pacifico (connected signage face), Bangers (comic book face), Anton (heavy sans), Bevan (a reworking of Beton, a traditional slab serif display typeface created by Heinrich Jost in the 1930s), Six Caps (a condensed headline face), Meddon (a display font created from the handwritten script of an Eighteenth century legal document), Rokkitt (an Egyptian), Paytone One (headline face), Holtwood One SC (wood block simulation face), Monofett (white on black), Carter One (casual face), Francois One (gothic sans), Sigmar One (think mid twentieth century pulp magazine advertising), Bigshot One, Metrophobic, Mako, Francois One, Nunito (rounded), Shanti, Sigmar, Muli (minimalist sans), Kameron (an Egyptian), Stardos Stencil, Bowlby One, Bowlby One SC (fat poster face), Tienne (serif), Monoton (a multiline face in the style of Koch's Prisma, 1931), Sancreek (emulating an ornamental wood font), Amatic SC (hand-printed poster family), Sancreek (a Tuscan face), Oswald (in the old Alternate Gothic tradition of sans typefaces---a free Google font), Rammetto (based on the Stephenson Blake uppercase display font Basuto, released in 1926), and Michroma (modeled after Microgramma).
Typefaces made in 2012 include Bench Nine (Google Web Fonts: based on old Stephenson Blake typefaces), Oxygen (a sans typeface available from Google Web Fonts; forked in 2016 at Open Font Library as Comme and in 2017 as Oxygen Sans, with two new oblique styles), Oxygen Mono (Google Web Fonts), Norican (free script font at Google Web Fonts based in part on Stephenson Blake's Glenmoy from the 1920s), Cutive (free at Google Web Fonts, based on the IBM typewriter typefaces Executive and Smith-Premier), Pontano Sans (Google Web Fonts: a light basic sans), Trocchi (Google Web Fonts: derived from Nebiolo's Egiziano, and Caslon & Co's Antique No.4 and Ionic No.2), Seymour One (Google Web Fonts: derived from Sigma One), Anaheim (sans, Google Web Fonts), Cutive and Cutive Mono (Google Web Fonts: based on the typewriter typefaces of IBM's Executive and the older Smith-Premier).
In 2016, Jacques Le Bailly extended Nunito to a full set of weights, and an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans.
French graphic designer who spent 2007-2009 at Ensaama Olivier de Serres in Paris. He does experimental type. His creations include Fake, Madone, Composite, Hommes Femmes (2008: geometric solid) Eleanor (hard sans), Marlene (octagonal), Magdalena, Versailles, Strates (multilined), Vanina-Vanina (artsy hairline sans), Quarante Cinq, TweenLady, Tatiana (hairline) and Lettuce. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lausanne, Switzerland-based type designer. He created Swissa Piccola (2012, an old typewriter font).
In 2014, he designed the multicolor layered typeface Bron and Bron Shadline. Bron is based on Zelek, designed in the early 1970s by Polish type designer Bronislaw Zelek at Mecanorma. This typeface was originally made for dry transfer lettering sheets. It is has been redrawn and refreshed by Adatte. Also in 2014, he created Day and Collins Logotype (2014, based on catchwords and fists fond in a 1910 wood type catalog by Day & Collins, London).
In 2015, he designed Marcel, an angular upright script typeface that was inspired by Jacno (1948) by French type designer Marcel Jacno.
In 2016, Jeremia designed Script Typewriter Rough, which is the very first complete cursive digital typewriter font ever made after the original 1960 Smith-Corona Electra 210 typewriter.
During her studies at Schule für Gestaltung Biel, Switzerland, Neuchatel-based Marie-Morgane Adatte created Brandhair (2014, watercolor script) and Garage (2014, a wayfinding minimalist sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of IDM Minimal (2011, organic).
Designer from Keller, TX, whose fonts at Garagefonts include the futuristic family Transpond (1999-2000).
Montreal-based designer. During her studies at Concordia University, she created the free floriated caps typeface Floralism (2013), a font whose glyphs are shaped like in Novecento, one of the "in" typefaces of early 2013. Its decoration is inspired by art nouveau and psychedelia from he 1960s.
A web page devoted to Hugh J. Schonfield's reformed Hebrew script. I quote: In his 1932 book The New Hebrew Typography (London: Denis Archer), Hugh J. Schonfield ranted about his dissatisfaction with the Hebrew writing system. His complaints included a limited selection of typefaces, the lack of a capital-lowercase distinction, and finding Hebrew type ugly. His solution was to revise how Hebrew was written. Schonfieldian script has capital and small letters; Hebrew script letters do not have this distinction. Five Hebrew letters have special forms for when they occur at the ends of words; Schonfieldian does not have any final forms. Hebrew letters forms usually are emphasized horizontally; Schonfieldian letters are emphasized vertically like Latin letters. Punctuation and numerals are horizontally flipped versions of the usual Western forms; in Hebrew script, they are not flipped. The pages include four truetype fonts made by Barry Eshkol Adelman, called Schonfield. Schonfield experiments: Cable Light Hebrew (1932), Caslon Old Face Heavy Hebrew (1932). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at ESAIG (Ecole Estienne) in Paris, Marine Ade designed the graceful script typeface Bengale (2016) and the informal calligraphic typeface Aicha (2016). In 2017, she designed the calligraphic print typeface Zadig. [Google] [More] ⦿
Electronics engineer from Birmingham, UK, who created Clarissa (2005) in regular and bold weights as a sans body family. No downloads. Continued here. In 2005, he started the serif typeface Ledbury. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Pune, India. Designer of the rounded marker typeface Bublont (2017), which comes with shaded, outlined and coloured substyles. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer of the condensed didone typeface family Hollow (2017). In 2018, he designed Local (a sans serif) and Legacy (a geometric sans). His partially free squarish typeface family Dirty (2018) was influenced by Bebas Neue. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Bandung, Indonesia, Adhreza Brahma (b. 1987) is a typographer and illustrator. At Dafont, one can download Barbarossa (2013), Libre (2013, bilined typeface), Variol (2013), Attic (2009) and Vol (2009). The last two are (incomplete) techno fonts. Bite of Crab (2010) is a monoline octagonal shell. Angled (2013) is a futuristic typeface inspired by traditional letter from Makassar, Indonesia called Lontara. Bite of Crab (2013) is a modular octagonal typeface. Wallflower (2013, free) is a headline sans typeface. Nocte (2013) is a free gothic condensed sans typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: December, Kandel (a great layered typeface in Regular, Bevel and Inline versions), Jingga, Expatriate (a compass-and-ruler typeface), Father (vintage signage face, with 3D and Distort styles).
In 2015, he designed Puna (copperplate), Nawaitu (signage typeface), Tresno (a curly brush script), Mementomori (a modern blackletter), Gulana Slab Serif, the piano key typeface Zaun, and the 7-style vintage typeface family Sonten, which comes in 3D, Bevel, Contour, Deboss, Outline, and Shadow forms.
Typefaces from 2016: Hujan (a fun calligraphic printed typeface), Canda, Canda Script, Ririwa (evil ghost: a wonderful scary ink splatter font).
Typefaces from 2017: Oun (a vernacular blackletter typeface inspired by the Khmer alphabet).
Designer of these hand-crafted typefaces: Blondy (2019), Christopher Script (2019), Villaque script (2019), Daniella Script (2019), Villaque Script (2019), Tegofia (2019), Gallant (2019), Aleysia Script (2019) and Capital Script (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
M-A-D is an interdisciplinary design agency with primary expertise in branding and visual communications. Located in Sausalito, CA, its main designer is Erik Adigard.
Cocreator of TX Signal Simplifier (2002, Typebox), a hilarious information design dingbat face. MyFonts writes: Eight designers present a set of icons that indicate the fun and fantastic world of signage. Each collaborator's solution represents a completely different interpretations on signage vernacular. The designers are Erik Adigard, Cynthia Jacquette, Akira Kobayashi, Michael Kohnke, Patricia McShane, Joachim Müller-Lancé, Jean-Benoît Lévy, Kevin Roberson, Diana Alisandra Stoen. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1995) of the free soft sans typeface Livewell (2015).
Pria Ravichandran (formerly Pria Adireddi, b. 1984, India) studied type design at the University of Reading, class of 2011, and is now pursuing a PhD at the University of Reading focussing on the developemnt of typographic forms for the Kannada and Telugu scripts. She intends to relocate to Hamburg, Germany on completion of her Ph.D. and dedicate her time wholly to URW++. Her MA graduation typeface at reading was Tranquebar, which covers Latin and Tamil. In some places, this typeface is called The Herald. Pria also designed the free monolinear Latin / Devanagari typefaces Palanquin Dark and Palanquin in 2014 at Google Web Fonts that also covers Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Burmese, Khmer, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhalese & Oriya. In addition, she designed an 11-script Indic companion in four weights for URW++'s Nimbus Sans (and thus Helvetica), that includes the following scripts: Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Myanmar, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhala & Oriya. Catamaran (2015) is a contemporay sans typeface family for Latin and Tamil. Neue Frutiger Tamil (2018) was created by Pria Ravichandran and a team of designers and font engineers from the Monotype Studio, under the direction of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi. In 2019, at URW, she published the humanist sans typeface family Olivine.
Her MA graduation typeface at reading was Tranquebar, which covers Latin and Tamil. In some places, this typeface is called The Herald. Pria also designed the free monolinear Latin / Devanagari typefaces Palanquin Dark and Palanquin in 2014 at Google Web Fonts that also covers Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Burmese, Khmer, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhalese & Oriya. In addition, she designed an 11-script Indic companion in four weights for URW++'s Nimbus Sans (and thus Helvetica), that includes the following scripts: Tamil, Bengali, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Myanmar, Devanagari, Gujarati, Gurumukhi, Sinhala & Oriya.
Catamaran (2015) is a contemporay sans typeface family for Latin and Tamil.
Neue Frutiger Tamil (2018) was created by Pria Ravichandran and a team of designers and font engineers from the Monotype Studio, under the direction of Monotype type director Akira Kobayashi.
In 2019, at URW, she published the humanist sans typeface family Olivine.
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Takeshi (2018), Studio 18 (2018), the creamy script font Chocolate (2018), the squarish typeface Everest (2018), and Winda (2018: a signature font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the decorative typeface Kathakali (2015), which is patterned after an ornament on Kerala Island. This typeface was finished during her studies at Binus International University. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Fontry is a Watts, OK, based outfit, est. 1992 by Michael Gene Adkins (b. 1965, OK) and James L. Stirling (b. 1964, OK): Digital type for computer-aided signmaking, with fonts designed for signmakers by signmakers.
Since 2009, they have been producing various digitizations of alphabets designed by Alf R. Becker in the 1930s and 1940s. Gene Adkins designed ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 (2013, didone), ARB 85 Modern Poster JAN-39 (2011, after Modern Poster Script, 1939), ARB-70 (1995), ARB-67 (1998), ARB-66 Neon (2010, +Block, +Line), ARB-44 (1995), ARB-96 Jitter Display DEC-39 (1999), SCRIPT1 ARB-85 Poster Script Normal (2000), ARB-66 Neonline Block, ARB114 Hillbilly Roman JUN-41 Normal (1999), ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS family (2009, a beautiful didone display face), the ARB 08 Extreme Roman AUG-32 CAS family (2009), ARB-218 Big Blunt (2010), ARB-218 Neon Blunt.
Another product is the Wild Bunch Pak #3: Danthr Skal, Kastaka, Gas Bumps, Skrawl 613, Sharrpe Gothik, Levo Fraz, Kommerce, Stellar Spice, Infected Hurt.
Wild Bunch Pak #2 (50 USD) has Marbles&Strings, Keetoowah, Peppermint, Ghixm (2008: a retrospective of the horror comics and movie posters of the 1960s and the 1970s), Klash, all outline fonts. In Wild Bunch Pak #1, look for Toxia. Race Pak #1 contains 5 chiseled fonts, including ARB67, Brannt Chiseled, Excursions, JLS Ultra, and Race Checkers. 50 USD. There are also Greek Pak #1 (12 Greek fonts for 25 USD, including GRK Orbit, GRK Universe City, GRK Albert, and GREK Bodnaut) and Signfaces Narrow Pak #1. At Garagefonts, Wild Larra, Wild Ruts, Wild Toxia, Wild Nobody families (1999), Jackport (2014, athletic lettering and Western typeface family).
MyFonts sells FTY Garishing Worse (2011---there is a free version at Dafont), SCRIPT1 Team (2010), SCRIPT1 Toon (2010), SCRIPT1 Voodoo Script (1999-2009, signage script), What Sound Pounds (2009), WILD3InfectedHurtNormal (2010), WILD1 Firstvision (1997), WILD1 Larra (1997, grunge), WILD1 Nobod (1997, grunge), WILD1 Ruts (1997), WILD1 Toxia (1997) and the blackletter typefaces Ironhorse and Ironrider (2007), revivals of classic wood type typefaces. FontShop link.
In 2008, The Fontry published the Greek Font Set, Copper Penny DTP (after Copperplate Gothic, but with lower case included), Droeming (an eerie family) and Earth A.D. (more eerie stuff, metallic, and with sharp serifs). It then generated a break-away subfoundry that carries fonts solely designed by James Stirling, Fontry West. Fontry West is located in Tulsa, OK. At MyFonts, these Fontry West fonts can be bought: Iron, WILD1 Firstvision, WILD1 Larra, WILD1 Nobody, WILD1 Ruts, WILD1 Toxia, WILD2 Ghixm, Greek Font Sets 1 and 2 (not Greek, only Geek-ish, made for fraternity use), and a large Comic Fanboy set which includes glyphs painted with stars and stripes (CFB1 American Patriot, CFB1 Captain Narrow, CFB1 Shielded Avenger, all made by Adkins). The CFB1AmericanPatriot family (2009), and the SCRIPT1 Rager Hevvy family (2009) are free here. JLS Overkill (2009, Bloque, Stencil, Grunge, Champion [athletic lettering], Hammer) is a sturdy family covering everything from SUV-strength stencils to grunge stencils and macho slab serif headline typefaces. After Disaster (2008), FHA Eccentric French Normal (2008, wood type after an alphabet created by Frank H. Atkinson in 1908), WHATSOUNDPOUNDS?Normal (2009) are free at Dafont. Sinder (2010) is a grunge face. FTY Konkrete (2010) is constructivist, and has a beveled weight. FTY Strategycide (2010-2018) is a similar severe headline sans family. Sinder (2010) and Demon Sker (2011) are free grunge typefaces. American Purpose (2011) is a grotesk family. American Purpose Casual and American Purpose Stripe (2011) are follow-ups. Garishing Worse (2011) is a casual bold face. Sharpe Gothik (2011) is hand-drawn. American Captain (2011, a manly retro squarish propaganda headline face; see also American Captain Patrius 02 FRE). Deathe Maach (2012) is a sturdy 6-style display family. Avengeance (2012) is a techno typeface. FHA Condensed French (2012, by Michael Gene Adkins and James L. Stirling) and FHA Nicholson French (1999-2014, art nouveau) are based on Frank H. Atkinson's examples.
Typefaces from 2013: FHA Broken Gothic (a layered chiseled family done with James Stirling, based on Broken Poster by Frank H. Atkinson), FTY SKRADJHUWN (a flared family), Iron Man of War (with layering effects, +001Rivet), Iron Man of War 2 NCV, RACE1 Brannt (prismatic, beveled, art deco), FTY Skorzhen (mini-spurred), FTY Speedy Casual, FTY Skradjhuwn NCV (comic book family).
Typefaces from 2015: FHA Sign DeVinne (after a popular sign painting design by Frank H. Atkinson named after DeVinne).
Typefaces from 2016: FTY Delirium (+Neon), Delirium NCV.
TYpefaces from 2017: FTY Galactic VanGuardian.
Todd Adkins' fonts: Shatterfont, Chaotix, AortalHard, CaniptionFit (1996, alternative for Treefrog), LeprocyFace (1996), Mercurial and SuessFont (1996) are free. Mac and PC. They also sell font packages in all formats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adler's Dings shut down. In an earlier life, we could find here, from Vienna, Ursula Adler's commercial dingbat fonts: "LaMorte" dingbat fonts (13 fonts in all, and counting), Kick-a-ding (3), Roll-a-ding (3), Ring-a-ding (3), Divide-o-rama (3). 25 USD per 3-font set (truetype for Mac and PC). Other fonts: Butterbees, Reboot1, Abracadabra, Hidden Ghosts, Trinsomnia, U-Mix-U, DaDoodle, Stars No Stripes, Daymares. TypOasis (the link on the left) has a back-up of her non-commercial fonts. Her collection is now here: it has LaMorte 1 to 9, 11, 12, Abracadabra 1, Butterbees, Da Doodle, Daymares, Hidden Ghosts, Insanity Stroke, Reboot 1, Stars no Stripes, Trinsomnia, and U-Mix-U. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer, b. 1991, of the upright script typeface Silvermain (2018), Monoline (2018), Koala Script (2018) and Tanpa Kata (2018), and the sans headline typeface Rave (2018).
German designer who is now located in Chicago, IL. For a club night in Frankfurt, she created the straight-edged techno typeface Sexpol (2014). For KISD Gala 2012, she designed an experimental geometric solid typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Kak Alin. Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based designer of Anak Anak (2017), Kiddy (2017, a clean hand-printed typeface), Montel (2017, a soft plump typeface), Batik Alin (2017), Technolin (2017), Personality (2017: a scanbat typeface of famous people), Alin Speech Bubbles (2017), Mak Ngah Punya (2017), Senyum Sokmo Deh (2017, comic book font), Cute Animal (2017), Face Alin (2017, dingbats with smilies), Yop Pekabor (2017), Sayang MakAbah (2017), Sorry Sorry (2017), Sempoi (2017) and Alin Kid (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Timisoara, Romania-based student who is developing some typefaces. He is working on an artsy, 45-degree serifed, silent-film inspired type family called Stab (2007) that can be viewed here. [Google] [More] ⦿
The initial caps alphabet created in 2010 by Mattias Adolfsson is quite stunning--it has an old carved stone look that is quite effective when forced onto a Clarendon. He drew another animal-themed 3d alphabet in 2010 as well. Not surprisingly, Mattias is an illustrator---Dachshund (2010) and Glasses (2010). He lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jürgen Adolph studied Communication Design with Werner Schneider at the Fachhochschule Stuttgart, and started his career in 1995 at Michael Conrad & Leo Burnett. He was responsible for trade marks such as Adidas, BMW, Germanwings and Merz. He has been honored as a member of the Art Directors Club (ADC) with more than 100 award. He participated in the Linotype International Type design Contest in 2000. In 2018, he published these well-balanced and integrated typeface families at Elsner & Flake: Vianova Slab Pro, Vianova Serif Pro, Vianova Sans Pro. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Bengkulu, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of these typefaces in 2019: Romerio (a sharp-edged text typeface), Black Roasters (monoline script), Maryland, Golden Gate (a font duo), Braceline, Custer Sans & Serif, Rafflesian Poem, Piedmont Hill. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zurich-based creator of an experimental squarish 3d typeface (2013), tentatively called 360 Degrees.
Swiss type designer at Fontnest who designed these fonts: mtrxs (with Jérôme Rigaud: a dot matrix font), Troyd, Encoda MM (sans serif), Encoda Anfang (sans serif), Absinthia, Punebot, Alchemia, Basicrounded, Bacted_Flagada_Trigger (a dirty look font), Helveliga (with Jerome Rigaud and Fabian Monod). [Google] [More] ⦿
Idealphabet was founded in 2008 by Alexander Aeschbach (Zurich, Switzerland), who studied at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne). It sells these typefaces: Arc (a minimalistic hairline sans), Encyclo (slab serif), Wurst, Equilibrium (serif face), Signalo (humanist sans family), Element (monospaced typewriter face), Eckig (experimental), Optional. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the display typefaces Brewok (2019: a sans with hairy outlines), Glippy (2019: a glitch font), Maven (2019) and Neon Desmon (2019), the fat finger font Macadamia (2019), the rounded hand-crafted sans typeface Dear Audrey (2019) and the script typefaces Molita (2019), Geulis Stylish (2019), Gladyss (2019), Nina Ninut (2019), Lulla (2019), Dear Audrey Script (2019) and Camellia (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate from KABK, The Hague, 2009, Type and Media MA program. Her typefaces:
Swiss designer of Affolter Grotesque (1945), aka Ouvrière. That typeface was digitally revived by Alex W. Dujet, Dylan Sauty and Hugo Marucco in 2011 (League, Genève). I have been unable to verify this information which was seen on an image shown by Hugo Marucco. [Google] [More] ⦿
Werner Affolter ran a phototype and printing company in Basel, Switzerland, called Affolter und Gschwind AG, Fotosatz&Reprotechnik. In 1981, Affolter published an extensive catalog entitled Letterama that showed over one thousand alphabets. Few of those were original, so I suspect he acted as a vendor of sorts, but at least a couple seemed original, or were claimed to be original or exclusive: Guigoz, Moby Dick. Moby Dick was revived in 2014 by Nick Curtis as Call Me Ishmael NF.
Some examples of the types shown, in alphabetical order: Antique Wood MP363 (art nouveau), Antique Wood MP 364 (oriental simulation face) [the Antique Wood series is quite extensive, and is just numbered], B+T Classic (roman), Bernhard Fett, Beton Fine Line (typewriter), Burko (avant garde family), fonts starting with G, Gaston Fett (a squarish gothic typeface also called Gipsy), Gaston Halbfett (also called Grassy), Gemini Computer, Germanic Sans (more avant garde and Lubalin-style glyphs), Hollandse Mediaeval, Hollywood (a 3d decorative family), typefaces starting with K, Lineamarca (slabby), Linear (avant garde, geometric monoline), Melen (experimental, geometric), Meola Bookman swash (decorative), Metro (art nouveau, after the Metroploitaine font), Moraine (squarish), the Old Foundry sub-collection [another mysterious numbered collection; examples include some uncials, and some more art nouveau typefaces, some Victorian ornamental typefaces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter typefaces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental typefaces), Ronda, Roulette, Roulette Schattiert (=Rajah) (more Western fare), Ruby (shaded caps), Runic Small (condensed), Rustic (wood log look), typefaces starting with S, Spengler Gothik, St. Clair (ornamental), Zither (calligraphic script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the script fonts Austin Capittal (sic) (2019: monoline script), Bread Store (2019) and Wrongler (2019), and the vintage (often, Victorian) display typefaces Blue Spirits (2019), Bandits (2019), Sonia (2019), Belgia (2019) and Berlin (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Muhammad Afif. Indonesian designer of these typefaces in 2018: Kalimastha (script), Pariangan (a script), Kafka (a signage script), Hello World (free), Codename, Natash Sena (a script), Futusicia (font duo), Jorge (a brush font), Fourty (sans), Giagonic (a hipster sans), Muvcix (a display sans).
Typefaces from 2019: North London (script), Astroman (sci-fi), Retropus (signage script), Sureface (a dry brush typeface), Kick Slipe (a free brush font), The Tormanted (sic) (a scary brush type), The Breachery Script, The Dreamstars (a creamy script), Starhawks (a font duo), Speakup Script, Droping (a techno sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Edgar Afonso (b. Viana do Castelo, Portugal, 1976), is a graphic designer and illustrator who embarked in 2010 on some fontr projects. These include the modular typeface Nave (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Fred Africkian. Yerevan, Armenia-based architect, letterer and type designer who wrote The Art of Letter-Type by Fred Africkian. 120 Tables of Armenian decorative types (1984). See also here. Taboo (Canada Type) is a Latin typeface inspired by lettering from Africkian's book. Patrick Griffin of Canada Type writes: Virtually unknown in the West, Africkian was one of the most talented eastern block artists. Though mainly a calligrapher working with traditional tools, he embraced geometry on multiple occasions for the sake of drawing simple modern Armenian and Cyrillic alphabets. Though he normally tried to maintain in his work a certain homage to Mesrop Mashtots (5th century Armenian monk who invented the Armenian alphabet), his late 1970s experiments made use of so many modern elements that the results were hailed as "real art mingled with science." [Google] [More] ⦿
Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge typeface Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made Futurista (2019: an experimental font), Afronsu (2011), Estaktu (2012, influenced by Sao Paulo's graffiti or pixacao), and Abstract Rua (2012). Aka afronsu Afronsu. [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based creator of the super-experimental geometric and hipster typefaces Artificer (2011), Insomiak (2015, a hipster typeface), Illusive (2014, alchemic), Tuna (2014), Kim (2014), Solaris (2017), Sleipnir (2012) and Flatland (2011).
At Studio SAP in London, he had a hand in many illustrations and illustrative typefaces such as Sleipnir (2012).
In 2018, he designed the alchemic or hipster typeface family Geometrica, which comprises Arcane, Orion and Gravity. He also created the hipster font Bastion (2018, with Kimmy Lee and Matthew James) and the blackboard bold typeface Trindle Sans.
As Swash Hub, he designed the hexagonal Elixia (2018), the hipster font Avion (2018, with Joshua Baron), and the rounded lowercase sans Kaige (2018). It is possible that SwashHub is Kimmy Lee (London).
Still in 2018, Matthew James and Petros Afshar co-designed the Japanese emulation font Okami.
Typefaces from 2019: Bael (sans, by Petros Afshar and Matthew James), Berman Bold (a blackletter font by Petros Afshar and Matthew James).
Sahar Afshar is a type designer and researcher from Iran. She studied at the University of Tehran and the University of Reading (where she obtained an MA in Typography & Graphic Communication). After graduating, she has been working on the design of Arabic typefaces and researching the printing of Arabic and Indic scripts. She is currently based in the UK, and is a doctoral candidate at Birmingham City University, where she is researching Punjabi printing history and culture in post-war Britain.
In 2017, she published Athelas Arabic at TypeTogether, to accompany Scaglione and Burian's Athelas (2008).
Tula, Russia-based design studio, whose owners (Oleg and Kate, or Oleg Agafonov and Katja Buzova) studied at British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow (2012-2014) and Tula State University (2006-2010). In 2016, they created the hand-crafted / crayon typeface I Am Berliner. They are now based in Berlin.
Typefaces from 2017: YD Modernist (monospaced sans).
Udmurtia, Izhevsk, Russia-based typefoundry, est. 2018. Their typefaces are mostly in the comic book or cartoon genre. They include OT Puppy (2018: brush style) and Chekharda (2018). Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Blasty (2017), Sweet Saturday (2017) and Bianglala (2017), and the calligraphic typeface Dandelion Script (2017). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Yudha Rahmat Ageng. Yogyakarta and/or Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the bold script typefaces Eusthalia Sans and Clean (2018: a free font duo), the signage script typeface Chillout (2018), the calligraphic typeface Anthasic (2018), Helsinki (2018), Manhattan (2018) and Matane (2018), the vintage typeface Boatman (2018), the signature font Better Signature (2018), the monoline script typeface Royaland (2018) and the modern script typefaces The Blendhes (2018: a baseball script), Bellasic (2018) and Pharosi (2018).
Salma Hisham Aggour (Cairo, Egypt) created the Latin typeface Punk Plan and Movie Genre Pictograms during her graphic design studies in 2013 under the supervision of Sabine Schwarz at the German University in Cairo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tatevik Aghababyan is an Armenian designer who lives and works in Frankfurt, where she is the main person at the studio Tatssachen. She designed these typefaces: Fedra Sans Armenian (with Peter Bilak; Third Prize at Granshan 2010 for Armenian text types), Elien (an experiental modular family), Glueziffer (2010; a Treefrog-style scratchy hand family), Arpi (2007; sans Armenian unicode face). Elien (2009, 26plus) is a monospace typeface inspired by bike chains and dot matrix ideas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prague, Czechia-based designer of the brush scripts Lemonfish (2016), Cupcakia (2016) and Karlita (2016), the hand-crafted typeface Funisima (2016) and the calligraphic script typefaces Lavandia (2016) and Hanelka (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Cedrika (calligraphic script), Florisa (signature script).
Australian designer of Cap Constructed (2005).
Agius is from Mosta, Malta, b. 1994. Creator of the children's handwriting font Children Once Where (2007), as well as Rough Graffiti and Space and Astronomy. Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Omer Agiv (Fontomania) made freeware Latin, Hebrew and dingbat fonts such as Amraheb, Electroni, Jumang, Krashim-signs, LironAgiv, Moshe, Outline, Samurai, Samuraiheb, Sunnyday, Transport, Worms, arrow, boards, bw, dotty, goggles, krashim, leaves, nuni, nurit, wood-sticks, Dinorific, omerh.
Some fonts are commercial. Personal handwriting font service for 55USD (Latin, Hebrew or Arabic). Personal signature for 10USD. Some commercial fonts at 8 to 12 dollars, such as Smily, Cookie (curly), Orenh (handwriting), Geometry, Tal, Jifa, Sun, Hairy, ABC, Chains, Liner, Chinese, Arak, Parkinson, Papio, Tropical Sickness and IceSticks.
The free and commercial Hebrew fonts include the Tapuach package (8 fonts).
Fontomania also sells the 13-font 44 USD-"Silver Collection" on CD.
Free handwriting font download: Janet Luther.
Futuristic, experimental, grungy stuff not found elsewhere, by agnuaspflibko in Sweden. Check Pormask Ytterhud. Tarmsaft is no more, though. Some of its fonts may still be found on archives, so here is a list of font names: Äggstock, ArsleGothic, ArsleGothic, Bajoran-Ancient-STsemicanonbased, Bajsmaskintjocksprutande, Bajsmaskin, Bajsmaskintjocksprutande, Bajsporr, BantarbjrnHeavy, BilligHora, Bonushora, Brottardolme, Brunkål, Brunst, BrunstCaps, Brunöga, FetmaHeavy, Fisring, Fisring, Fittsvamp, Flottig, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, Flytningar, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Galla, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Gathora, Gubbrra, elvetet, InavelFrtvinad, InavelKromosomkalas, InavelKusin, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, InavelTetkaCyr, InavelTjockaSlkten, Kewken, Kattakodd, Kisskorv, Knarkarsvin, Knulla, Lantfnask, Läderbög, LillSnase, Lingonvecka, Manslem, Multihora, Muttprutt, Ollon, Onani, Pormask2039, PormaskRemix, Pormask-Ytterhud, Pormask, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskKlämd, PormaskKlämd, PormaskRemix, Porrblaska, Psttning, Pungen, Psttning, Reningsverk, Rättpick, Rugguggla, Rumpnisse, Runkspad, RuttenSpya, Rvkrm, Rvple, RvpleTjock, Rännskita, Rvkrm, Skinnbanjo, Skäggbiff, Snderfistad, SneflabbNormal, Snetripp, Snuskpk, SpinkigJvel, SpinkigJvel, Spräckaren, Spritad, Sprutfest, Spräckaren, Spyhink, Stjrt, Stngkorv, Stngkorv, Snderfistad, TarmSystem, Taskekseminflamerat, Taskeksem, Taskekseminflamerat, Tidelag, Tidelagskoprofag, Tjackluder, Tjockebo, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, Våldtäkt, Våldtäkt, Våldtäkt, Aptango, Åderpåk, Nobrain, Tjockebo, Äggstock, ÄggstockGravid, Åderpåk. The full archive has been restored by CybaPee at TypeOasis. Italian tarmsaft site. typeOasis archive. URL at DaFont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Claire Agopian graduated in 2007 from Ecole Estienne in Paris with a thesis entitled Exotisme familier: une typographie de diaspora, in which she develops an elegant Armenian/Latin typeface, Le Loussiné (2007). She also wrote Edward Fella "I am the vernacular" (2007) at Estienne. She designed the playful display typeface Knock, the handwriting typeface Coquillette, and a font based on glyphs of an imaginary tribe, the Kanaks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer who lives in Aracaju and studied communication at UFBA in Bahia. Studio. She created Egito (2009), an out-of-focus optical illusion font. The papyrus font Egypt Typography was done in 2003 during her studies. Aka Bebecca. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typoidea is an outfit in Guadalajara, Mexico, run by Paco Aguayo, the Jalisco-based designer at the Argentinian outfit SantoTipo of Sapucai Picada and Mofles. Aguayo also designed the bitmap font family SacrilegaPX (2001) and the pixel font family Escritura PX. At Tiypo, you can also find Artimania, Hija de Perra, and La Neta (simulating paint). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jorge Aguilar (Reaktor Lab, Guadalajara, Mexico) is mainly into graphic design and illustration. His Solera family of typefaces (2011: Solera 2D, Solera 3D and Solera Canto) is designed for chrome jobs---smooth and flashy. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Santiago, Chile-based design group. One of them, Sebastian Aguila, co-designed Amazonia Life (2018), a typeface that depicts 104 endangered animals, with Sofia Mohr. MyFonts link for Amazonia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcela Aguilera is a Chilean type designer and calligrapher. She graduated from the Santo Tomas professional institute in 2013, and has a post-graduate degree in Type Design from Universidad de Chile (2015) and a Masters in Advanced Type Design (2017) from EINA in Barcelona. She develops typefaces for Type-o-Tones with Laura Meseguer and Josema Uros, and for PeGGO Fonts with Pedro Gonzalez.
San Salvador-based graphic designer (b. 1985) who created the 3d sketch font Elli Noise (2008) and the refreshing jungle font Adry of Hanabi (2009). Abstract Fonts link. Yet another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Illustrator and designer in Madiun, Indonesia, who created the calligraphic typefaces Helena and Caroline Script, the vintage typeface Clementine, and Prastika Script in 2017. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, b. 1980. In 2018, he created the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous monoline display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Ashley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Onthel (a rhythmic signage script), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Parthenon (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), the formal calligraphic font Beauty Athena, the inline font Epicentrum, and the signature font Attitude in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Allegroost (a brush typeface), Anisha (script), Kyoto Northern, ChiQuel (a Victorian display typeface that can be layered), Hillstone (a dry brush script), Ginchiest (a retro signage script), Kid Knowledge, Haghia, Khatija Calligraphy, Bernound, Graffity, Brandy Script (monoline), Downhill, Concept (sketched, blueprint font), Konya (signature script), Blacksmith, Curve Calibration (condensed sans). Graphicriver link. Creative Fabrica link. Another Fontbundles link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of these Uyghur typefaces: Ukij Ruqi (with Xoten Chiwer Qol), Ukij Zilwa (with Memtimin (Alyar), Abdureshit (Qarlighach) and Adiljan Abliz (Uchqur)). Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creative designer in Mumbai who designed the prismatic op-art Latin typeface Squoil (2014), the Buds typeface (2014, a modification of Cooper Black), and the decorative dot matrix typeface Bandhani (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Johan Ahlberg's site on pixel fonts that are very readable at extremely small point sizes, on screen, anno 2000. The web site disppeared so here is Ahlberg's original list: Pixel, Pixel4x4, PixelClassic. Plus an archive of techno/computer/dot/pixel fonts, including many Chinese and Japanese character fonts: 35base, 35basewide, 35lines, 35rounds, ArakawaPlane (katakana), BMUGAsianFont, Beatbox, BlobThin, DFFangSong1B_GB (simple Chinese characters), DotplLCD_KANA, Dotplain, Flytningar (Tarmsaft), Flytningarsprutande, Futalic_win (kana), BlockOut2097 by Matthew Sephton, CoilKtb, MM, Parade20, Pinponpan, Gachaponka__akana (the latter five fonts by Masayuki Sato at Maniackers Design), Jim_s_Kanji_A__PS, Kiloton_v1_0, ManiacKt, Olasfontirregular, Onakanormal, PKNB, PropellerFuel, Sevenet7, Thyristor, Ticker, VTMeiOrnaments (Susan Townsend's nice Chinese ornaments), VTMeiOrnamentsOnBlack, VTMeiOrnamentsOnCircle, WA50, Hirosh, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, Jetplus, KEWKEN, Koshgarian_Light, Neuropol_Medium, Ollon, Reningsverk, Shamen_Remix.
Lahore, Pakistan-based creator (b. 1989) of Gutsy (2012, a four-style techno typeface family).
Irbil, Iraq-based designer of the monoline Kurdish font Qshtoka (2014). Free download. Earlier he made a series of 32 Arabic / Kurdish typefaces called Kazhin 1 through Kazhin 32 (2014). Free download. See also here.
Islamabad, Pakistan-based designer (b. 1991) of the skeletal geometric typeface Round Geometric (2017), the textured Bubble (2017), Pixel (2017), Monocle (2017), Pickles (2017), Scoop (2017), Spooky Smoke Events (2017), Good Day (2017), Serial Killer (2017), Barb Wire (2017), Satan (2017), Happy Easter (2017), Zoom (2017), Aqua Beach (2017), and the Hawaiian spirit typeface Luau Party (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Good Day.
Lucknow, India-based designer who started out as Symufa, and then as Creative Whoa. Designer of the hand-crafted Rushda (2016), Papercutting (2016), Aiza Shine Serif (2016), Holiday Craft Girly (2016, by Aiza Fatima), Christmas Script (2016), Emily Gold Awesome (2016), Slim Taco (2016) and Ibrat (2016), the fat brush script font Usama (2016) and the brush typeface Symufa Flow (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Damean, Candace, Christmas Script, Ulyssa, Hanma, Carla, Abasalom, Amidala, Vanett, Kaayla, Habel, Cabales, Barden, Zayley, Ceica, Maleah Sans, Vannah, Ireene Serif, Jerrick, Perkin, Talissa, Stay Wanderer, Immani, Acacio serif, Charlton, Earwyn Serif, Catheryn, Ailish (free), Adney, Ackley, Lisandro, Janecia Serif (angular style), Hagito Serif, Abiah Sans, Hadwin Serif, Erynn Serif, Ethan (wedge serif), Alodie, Ainsley Sans, Adyson Sans, Jesusa Serif, Jerricca Serif, Chrys Sans, Cartland Serif, Brydon Serif, Orrick Slab Serif, Adenn Sans, Dayleen Sans, Cordaro Sans, Carra Serif, Adriell Sans, Diedra Serif, Cleantha Serif, Cordaro Serif, Carra Serif, Birtle Serif, Axell Serif, Ahijah, Aderes Serif, Achazia Serif, Brycen Serif, Jaavon (fashion mag serif typeface), Cheston Slab Serif, Treyton, Shaaron, Severn Sans, Darrion (slab serif), Naava (slab serif), Tabner, Garvin (slab serif), Jotham, Sumer, Sharis serif, Jerrad, Orrick (slab serif), Ethan (wedge serif), Zack Thin, Abril, Haytham Slab Serif (free), Khwaja, Jennet Brush, Asma (curly script), Jaraad Script, Yessica Sans, Rockley (sans), Cason, Carita (text typeface), Glennda, Starlyn, Hommer (mini-serifed), Adouliss Mag (a great angular design), Wrenn Sans, Medric Serif, Erica Script, Timm Serif (high contrast fashion didone), Veera Serif, Sondra Serif (lapidary, flared), Abira Sans, Montrell Serif, Spark Serif, Jassmine Hand Written, Berton Sans, Beacher (sans), Varina, Mercuric Fancy, Deron Sans, Edina Sans, Adley (sans), Aariel (sans), Hurst (sans), Azel, Aaliyah (fashion font), Barnes Serif, Zimra Serif, Zisel (sans), Bethan (sans), Abner, Abed Serif, Aludra (serif), Myron Serif, Aster Slab Serif, Anaan (sans), Aara Serif, Zack Serif, Alex Sans, Vengeance (sans), Aaron (sans), Aaron Serif, Adon, Alex, Maaz Serif, Thomas Mag (fashion mag family), Zahra, Zack, Aagaz, Barden, Erica, Asbah, Aiden, Anzil, Zahra, Alayna, Aaminah, Atifa Serif, Barkat, Adouliss, Amirah, New Year 2017, Dr. Usama, Yadon (a fashionable Peignotian), Tyra, Abell (an angular typeface family), Akiva.
Typefaces from 2018: Saarah Fresh, Pierson, Moisses, Wensley (roman caps), Cammron Serif (roman caps), Enrique Sans, Zevida, Aimen Serif, Aarianna, Farhan, Nasya, Mahlon, Jadrien, Ahsan, Gayora Slab, Haana Slab, New Year 2018 Brush, Carolin, Galvin Slab Serif, Sharoon, Bellinor, Fonzy, Hacca, Abeetha.
Typefaces from 2019: Adrina, Solomon, Qanaya, Yarelli, Edingu, Eadita, Daecca, Cansu, Madelin, Caelan, Banquo, Haddie, Aabel, Hyman, Maiah, Walcot, Hyogo, Fabyen, Gerard, Hadasa, Yafeu Sans, Benett, Yahir, Raanan, Geldwine, Karlton, Abrasha, Linnett (a geometric sans), Cador (a fashion mag font), Daaron (sans), Yessica, Ammar, Eadfrid, Boulia, Stay Writer, Soulmarker, Dusty Chalk, Xantheus, Adallyn, Badrick, Paulose, Labor Union Serif.
During her visual communication studies at IED Firenze, Livorno (and/or irenze-)-based Isabella Ahmadzadeh created the Indic simulation typeface New Delhi (2013) and Aladdin (2014). In 2016, she designed the cat dingbats in the Kitten typeface family created by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini at Zetafonts in Italy [Kitten at MyFonts].
In 2016, she published the fun Egyptian typeface family Napo (Zetafonts) which is partly free. Leon is the accompanying sans family. Both are named after Napoleon Bonaparte.
Creator of small x-height typeface Majetto (2012). Her letters are in the lettering style of the painter Ana Maria Hernaiz.
Sudanese type designer who created the Arabic display typeface Isra (2005), which won the first prize for Arabic display type at Linotype's 1st Arabic Type Design Competition in April 2006. That typeface can be bought from Linotype. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lahore, Pakistan and/or London, UK-based designer of Contour (a titling sans), Chubby (2019), the free display sans Linicircle (2017), the free rounded sans typeface Roudge or Wasey E (2019), the modular typeface Bract (2019), the copperplate serif Billag (2019), the color font Taster (2019), Zonta (2019), the techno or architectural lettering font Italichno (2018), the geometric shape fonts Shape (2019) and Shape Out (2019), and the semi-stencil typeface CoolCut (2019). Behance link for Graphic Out. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madura, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1991, of the brush typeface Mocker (2019), the monoline connected script typefaces Golden Slayer (2019) and Anderlecht (2019), and the fun children's book font BigBro (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pik Chu Ahmetaj (b. Hong Kong) studied at Tompkins Cortand Community College Upstate NY, and at the Fashion Institute of Technology in NYC. Her decorative caps Garden typeface (2013) is based on Century Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
I am surprised that we had to wait until 2017 before someone made a dingbat font consisting only of behinds, but Loretta Aho obliged with her Alphabutt in 2017. Well, the font info says that Brandon Korvas was the designer, and that Loretta Aho holds the copyright. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of an unnamed thin font with technical / architectural roots.
Just Another Foundry (or: JAF34) was established in 2005 by Tim Ahrens (b. 1976, Heidelberg, Germany). He studied architecture at the University of Kasrlsruhe and type design at the University of Reading (2007). He now lives in Oxford, where he works as a type designer and architect. His typefaces:
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about Font Remix Tools and on Optical Sizes. In 2010, he started a web font service. In 2011, I found his name listed as an employee of the web font service Typekit.
Author of Size-specific Adjustments to Type Designs: An Investigation of the Principles Guiding the Design of Optical Sizes (2008, Mark Batty Publisher). Technical image from that book.
Creator of the school project typefaces BOOoomer (2012, sci-fi style) and Swinger (2012, piano key style), which were created during her studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ulm-born designer (1922-1991) who, in 1953, along with Inge Scholl and Max Bill, founded the influential Ulm School of Design. He became famous as the lead designer for the 1972 Olympics in Munich. His main contribution to type design was Rotis (1988, Agfa-Monotype). He also created the typeface Traffic for the München public transport. He adapted Univers for Bulthaupt.
Aicher was a world expert on pictograms, having designed, e.g., the pictograms for the 1972 Munich Olympics, and his visual language system of over 900 pictograms. Robin Kinross and Erik Spiekermann discuss the pros and cons of Rotis.
Hrant Papazian sums up Rotis, a family disliked by many type designers, but that has some oomph: Rotis -the typeface- is admirable not for its typographic merit, but for its lion-hearted spirit, its golden intentions - things so totally lacking in almost every other font ever made. Norbert Florendo, who worked with him on and off, muses: If anything, Aicher was a formalist in turmoil. A philosopher in spirit who was shackled by his sense of order. He called for revolution in design and typography, but adhered to the grid (anti-nature) in distrust of chaos. He admired Adrian Frutiger immensely and one can undoubtably see how Univers influenced the Rotis matrix. If one reads deeper into Aichers Typographie, one will see Aichers concepts as being less typographic (relating to type design and type layout) and more involved with humans within a rapidly changing environment in need of new symbology and notation systems. [...] I am far more an admirer of Herr Aicher than Rotis the type family. Rotis was named after the village (Rotis über Leutkirch) in Allgäu where Aicher lived from 1972 and died in 1991. Typophile discussion. URW shows the Monotype WMF Rotis family (2007) which was exclusively used by WMF AG. The Rotis family consists of Rotis Serif (1988), Rotis Semi Serif (1988), Rotis Sans Serif (1989) and Rotis SemiSans (1989).
Author of these books:
This biography reveals that Aicher was a German soldier in the second world war, both on the Russian and French fronts. In 1953, he founded the HfG (Hochschule für Gestaltung) in Ulm, and he helped with the graphic design for the Olympic Games in München in 1972. Discussion of his contributions by the typophiles. Markus Rathgeb wrote Otl Aicher (2006, Phaidon Press Limited, London), which is about Aicher's life as a graphic designer, and has little about his type design.
Vendors of Rotis and typefaces like Rotis: Rotis Sans Serif (Linotype), Rotis Semi Serif (Monotype), Rotis SemiSans (Monotype), Rotis Serif (Monotype), Rotis SansSerif (Adobe), Cutoff Pro (URW++), Rotis Sans Serif (Monotype), Rotis SemiSans (Adobe), Rotis Semi Serif (Adobe), Rotis Serif (Adobe), Diphthong (Diphthong Type Foundry), Cutoff Pro Regular (URW++).
Italian creator in Milan of the free techno typeface Black Caps (2011).
Jason Aitcheson (b. Glasgow) grew up in Glasgow. He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. He started an apprenticeship at The Northern Block in 2013. In 2014, The Northern Block published his first typeface, Rein Grotesk (a grotesk with elliptical curvature). He also created Aina and Aina Mono (2014, advertized as free, but I could not find any way to download it).
During his studies in Marrakesh, Morocco, Yassine Ait-el-Mouden designed these Tifinagh fonts: Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Anfriwn, Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Dar Waman, Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Iziki, Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Ighsan, Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Jimmi, Tifinagh Ayt Lmuddn Mrym. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in New York Mills, NY, and/or Rabat, Morocco, whose web site was called Hipster Font, and is now called Bowery Studio. Designer of Adasmine (2017), Denarrio Script (2017), Arminia Script (2017), Blanca Script (2016, brush script), Amazing (2016), Anatalia Brush (2016), Grace Elegant Script (2016), Daisy Script (2016), Miraluna (2016), Antype Script (2016), Antype Sans (2016), Saser Script (2016), Asmae (2015, brush script), Rinoshare (2014, a sketched font), the octagonal typeface Hipster Grunge One (2014), the poster font Ice Cube (2014), the spurred tattoo font Athena (2014), Bushcraft (2014, free old letterpress emulation typeface), Inside (2014: rounded sans), Handy Vintage Font (2014), So Brush (2014), Picaso Font (2014), Close Hand Made (2014), Stump Font (2014, old letterpress emulation font), and Bear&Loupe (2014).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Country (2017, a script typeface) and Nature Forest (2017). In 2018, Fontysia designed Coffeesia Script and the calligraphic Cantina Script. Script typefaces from 2019 include Heliconia, Shears (a great free signature font), Fantasy, Aperto, Fantasy, Akhlak, Brilliant, So Sweet and Jungle. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1987) of the script typefaces Dear Elisa (2018), Great Saturday (2018), Fighter (2018), Willgate (2018) and Austhin (2018).
Type designer based in London. She designed the free Google Font Rakkas in 2016: Rakkas is a single-weight display typeface that supports the Arabic and Latin scripts. The Arabic design is inspired by Ruq'ah lettering on Egyptian movie posters from the 50s and 60s, and makes use of contextual alternates to emulate calligraphy. The Latin design is angular and German expressionist. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of these typefaces in 2017: Carita (round brush script with a glaz krak substyle), Borneo, Darker Time (stone chisel type), Mosqita, Segaris (curly).
In 2018, he/she designed Merchants (a spurred vintage typeface), Ugly Jelly (textured), the poster typeface Barakuda, Bartholomew (Dutch deco), Raphaelum (a playful script), Tremore, Magnetum, Stabillum, Parisian (art nouveau), Chopio (a notebook font), Pristine (slab serif), Wilhelmina, Matheo Aans, and Grundschule (hand-crafted). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1993, of the connected script typefaces Salwomen Script (2018), Kristallian Script (2018), Delaney Script (2018), Mikayla Script (2018), Rieesflomeo (2018) and Gresthine (2018).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1981, of mostly calligraphic or connected script typefaces. In 2019, he designed Gesture (a great inky calligraphic script), Saylove (a hairline script), Madani Script, Santha Cruze (a signature font), Hasnita, the monoline script Stuttgart, the signature script Santhalia and the script typefaces Amelia Amanda, Zeinstore and Metic.
In 2018, he designed Janetta, Marta Anthoni, Vineshia Johnson, Adelea, Edore, and Melitta&Jeffry.
Earlier typefaces: Lagena (2017, formal calligraphy), Transformer (2017, bold script), Anton Script (2017), The Kastle (2017), Zeinstore (2017), Melitta&Jeffry (2017), Fisherman (2017), Maheishia (2017, an irregular script), Romantis Momen (2017, calligraphic), Zuraida (2017, calligraphic), Picture (2017), Mirantie (2017: calligraphic), Kayla (2017; connected inky calligraphic script), Blester (2017, outlined script), The Flashter (2017, script), Mother Love (2017, thin calligraphic script), Atlantic (2017, calligraphic), Gentle (2017, calligraphic), Buffalo (2017), Leather (2017, calligraphic script), Turkeye (2016, script), Fastter (2016, script), Andrea (2016, calligraphic script), Confident (2016), Carolina (2016, script font) and Anton (2016, bold brush script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Turkish creator of the hand-printed typeface Furro Script (2012).
Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, b. 1989. She graduated from TED Ankara College in 2006, and obtained a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Bilkent University in 2010. Currently she works for Kraf & Co.
In 2015, she designed the (commercial) rounded comic book sans typeface Sugar Yes Please. In 2014, she created the thin hand-printed poster font Dilem (free download), the bilined sketched Blaze & Radley, and the poster typeface Skip Leg Day.
Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular typefaces, a contructivist typeface (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation typeface Alibaba), some geometric sans typefaces, a hexagonal face (Hexa). Scans: I, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free hand-printed typefaces Baby Disney 3 by Natsu (2012), Quirlycues (2013---copyright string points to Joanne Taylor, 2009), James Almacen (2013, copyright string points to James Fajardo, 2007), and Girly (2013). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Deltatype is a type foundry based in Bangkok, a subsidiary of Craftsmanship. Typefaces made by Kwanchai Akkaratammagul:
Aceh, Indonesia-based typefoundry specializing in calligraphic script typefaces. In 2019, Mega Type published Marliesta, Mobaster, Helostar Script, Randing, Belgiana Script, Freshline, Mareline Script, Yasmine Gardner (a feminine script) and Argentina Script.
Graphic designer from Lagos, Nigeria. He created the vector format alphabet BitSyringe (2012): BitSyringe is a collection of letters inspired by drill bits, medical syringes and geometry.
Montreal-based designer of the geometric typeface Les Enfants de la Bolduc (2012).
Or Djadli Zine El Abidine. Algerian designer of some typefaces. In 2009, he created the Latin / Arabic stone cut typefaces Djadli Tachkili (or Djadli Maghribi Djadid), which were programmed by Zakariah Saleh (Palestine). Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco typeface loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display typeface after the Morris Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie typeface based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).
Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting typeface based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), Evolver (2006, a 4-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).
In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.
VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 typeface for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
Valencia, Spain-based designer of the paper-fold typeface Concordia (2013), named to support the fight against AIDS. His studio is called Yonoh Estudio Creativo. In 2014, he designed the circle-based typeface Sophie.
Type designer in Madrid, Spain, b. 1982. Pablo Alaejos's graduation typeface in 2012 at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the angular and sturdy Landa, which has Venetian and German expressionist roots. Landa was published in 2017 by Sudtipos as a 12-style typeface family. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mohammad Alagha is Almedia Interactive (or: MAK Alagha, or: Applied Graphic Arts), an Arabic font producer active since 1994. The (beautiful!) AGA Fonts for Arabic are exclusively sold by Almedia Interactive Limited, which is based in the UK. His fonts include AGA-AbasanRegular, AGA-AladdinRegular, AGA-BattoutaRegular, AGA-DimnahRegular, AGA-FuratRegular, AGA-GranadaRegular, AGA-JuhynaRegular, AGA-KayrawanRegular, AGA-MashqBold, AGA-MashqRegular, AGA-NadaRegular, AGA-PetraRegular, AGA-RasheeqBold, AGA-SindibadRegular.
Another URL. Free font sublink. Fontspae link. Dafont link. Download here. The beautiful dingbat fonts AGA Arabesque and AGA Arabesque Desktop (1994-1996) are here and here. OFL link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Muharraq, Bahrain who graduated from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2016. Her graduation typeface is jayaan, a multiscript typeface for magazines and cultural publications that covers Latin, Arabic, and Greek. She explains: Layaan Arabic includes a regular and bold naskh, plus a ruqaah secondary style. The ruqaah was designed as a modern interpretation of the traditional style, and it can be used both as a display style and emphasis style in text. To work well with the naskh, the ruqaah incorporates connections for a horizontal baseline. ehance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Azza Alameddine has worked as a graphic designer in Lebanon, the Netherlands and London since 2009, and is now based in Barcelona. A graduate of the Masters in Typeface Design progra of the University of Reading, she specializes in Arabic script. Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled The art of typographic matchmaking. In 2016, Azza joined TypeTogether as a type engineer and type designer.
The Latin / Arabic version of Dalton Maag's Effra was co-designed by Azza Alameddine and Alex Blattmann. It won an award at Granshan 2016.
In 2017, she finished Adelle Sans Arabic at Type Together.
In 2019, Type Together released Catalpa (Veronkia Burian, Jose Scaglione, Azza Alameddine) and wrote: Primed for headlines, Catalpa is designed to give words bulk and width and gravity itself. The Catalpa font family is José Scaglione and Veronika Burian's wood type inspired design for an overwhelming headline presence. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thirteen free Unicode 3.0-compliant Ethiopian fonts by Abbas Alamnehe: EthiopiaJiret, EthiopiaJiretSlant, EthiopicFantuwua, EthiopicHiwua, EthiopicTint, EthiopicWashRaBold, EthiopicWashRaBoldSlant, EthiopicWashRaSemiBold, EthiopicWashRaSemiBoldSlant, EthiopicWookianos, EthiopicYebse, EthiopicYigezuBisratGoffer, Sabaean. There are subpages on Ethiopian typographic history.
Designer (?) in 2000 of the Arabic fonts AL-Aser-Outline, AL-Aser, AL-Battar-Outline, AL-Battar, AL-Bsher-Outline, AL-Bsher, AL-Hor-Outline, AL-Hor, AL-Hosam-Outline, AL-Hosam, AL-Hotham, AL-Manzomah, AL-Mateen-Outline, AL-Mateen, AL-Mohanad-Bold, AL-Mohanad, AL-Qairwan, AL-Sarem-Bold, AL-Sarem, AL-Sayf-Bold, AL-Sayf, Al-Hadith1, Al-Hadith2, Al-Homam, Al-Mothnna, Al-Samsam, Bader, Othmani, Pen-Kufi-Shadow, Pen-Kufi, Quran-1, Quran-2, Zokrofi. They can be downloaded here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer (formerly Alan Greene) who is presently at MvB Design in charge of font production. Before that, he was head of custom font creation at FontShop San Francisco, and was also briefly at T26.
Graphic design student at UANL in Monterrey, Mexico.
In 2012, he created Angd.
Designer of the remarkable free display typeface Alanesiana (2017)C: Alanesiana is a font created in accordance with the idea to read the text in a slightly insecure form, and supports exactly 5650 characters. Each character has its own character, looks different from the rest, but all are made in a similar style and have a similar thickness, so the text still looks consistent, making it perfect for longer texts as opposed to many other decorative fonts that tire the reader. What is important Alanesiana supports not only Latin alphabet but also Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian and phonetic and mathematical symbols as well as some emoticons and other symbols, alphabets such as Coptic. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a student at Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Foziya Al-aujan (Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, Saudi Arabia) designed a 3d experimental Arabic typeface (2017) and a decorative Latin typeface called Dracos (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Medical imaging researcher and specialist at Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi, Mexico. He hooked up with Mexican type designer Manolo Guerrero and together, they co-designed the experimental typeface Sonotipo (2015) that emulates a cardiogram or other medical electronic signal. Sonotipo won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Iraqi type designer who created the traditional Kufi Arabic typeface Firas (2005), which won the second prize for calligraphic Arabic type at Linotype's 1st Arabic Type Design Competition in April 2006. That typeface can be bought from Linotype.
KA Designs is Kaitlynn Albani's shop on the web. She created these hand-crafted typefaces in 2018: Earthy, Beautiful Awakening, Gingerbread Cookies, Mink Beach (SVG font), Grateful, Chic, Jellyfish, Haunted House, Cozy, Harvest, Winter Wonderland, Literally, Jingle Bells, Iced Coffee, November, Animal Crackers, All the Thangs, Country Market, Scarecrow, Hayride, Superstitious, Sweet Dreams, Pinecone, Autumn Sky, Cake Batter, Birthday Cake, Sprinkled Donut, Handwritten Monogram, lackout, Mimosa, Safari, Frosting, Timeless, Creep it Real, Sloth Life, Halloween, Fragments, Sky, Starfish, Blueberry Lemonade, Snicker, Mademoiselle, Effortless, Seashore, Beach Shop, apple Cider, You Gon Learn, Apple Pie, Pumpkin Season, Winter Wishes, Little Bird, Sunshine, Oatmeal, Kandi, North Pole (a doodle font), Bamk (a cartoon font), Fall Fun, Sassy, Country Farmhouse, Skipjack, Sidewalk, Boardwalk (textured, almost tattoo style), Chalkboard, Maryland, Mishap, Kashing, Adventure (doodles), Pink Flamingos, Charming, Skeleton, Cloudy, Kiwi Smoothie, Whaley Fun, Lemondrop, Ghost Tales, Karrilee, Ladybug, Saturday, Honeydew, Floaties, Dream (floral caps), Cookie Monster, Nora, Sailboat, Bearly, Fall Breeze, Ocean, BlueberryShake, Calm, Wishful, Summertime, Fairytale, Dotty, Spring, The Park, Farm House, Going Camping, Bright Lights, Vanilla Cupcake, The Bakery, Cheesecake, Kate Johnson (signature script), Foxtrot, Dotty, Dairytale, Wishful, Bonfire, Calm, Cats+Dogs, Spring Sunshine, Mason, Water Park, Lumineuse (a nice art deco typeface), Raspberry, Forest Friends, Alpine Forest, Everlasting, One Teaspoon, Bonfire, Blushed, Farmhouse, Going Camping, Twigs, Summer Break, Fanactus (cacti), Sophisticated Outfit, Koalifications, Whimsy, Cookie Jar, Unicorn Wishes, Lots of Love, Believe, Tropical (dingbats), Alpaca My Lunch, Very Berry Smoothie, Valentine (dingbats), Tuesday, Spring Fling (doodle font), Gingerbread, Calm, Baked Goods, Park, Bearly Awake, Moonwake, Grateful, Blooming, Friday, Lakehouse, Beautiful Awakening, Sophisticated, SaltWater, Serendipity, All the Things (doodles), Monday Blues, Sunday Morning (fat finger font), Silence, Pink Lemonade, Lemonade, Hoptrot, Blueberry Shake, Lynchburg, Alpenglow, Darlington Park, The Lighthouse, Extraordinary, In Lust.
Typefaces from 2019: Absolutely, Amsterdam, Arrows, Asteroid, Beautiful Disaster, Believe, Birthday Cake, Black Kitten, Bloomy, Builder, Bunny Ears, Butterflies, Cinnamon, Cloud Nine, Dandy Dandelions, Day Dreamer, Fairytales, Fancactus, Friendship (comic book font), Grapefruit, Guilty, Guilty, Handwritten Font Bundle Harvie, Hey Style, Hi Valentine, Island Tea, Joy & Hugs, La Vie (dry brush), La Vie, Little Bear, Little Kitty, Little Reindeer, Logan Ann, Lovebirds, Lucky Charm, Marvelous, Melon, Merry and Bright, Mintsy, Molly & Elroy, One Wish, Pink Polka, Pink, Sassy, Saturday, Sky, Snickerdoodle, Starburst, Sugar Cupcake, Sugar and Nutmeg, Sweet Dreamer, Sweetheart, The Scarlett, The Shaker, Things (dingbats), Ultimately, Unlikely Friends, Valencia Font, Valentine's Day Font, Walking on Mars, Washington, Wildflowers, Wink (cartoon font), Wonderful (cartoon font). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies at Ufes in Vitoria, Brazil, Lilian Albani (Vila Velha, Brazil) co-created the typewriter-style slab serif typeface Eureka Serif (2013) with Cassio Ferreira. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arabic type foundry. Typefaces include Muhammad Musa Albazi Naskh and Zuhair Albazi Naskh. They specialize in true calligraphic Tatweel typefaces.
Muhammad Zuhair Albazi is based in Lahore, Pakistan. He made the Naskh font Musa Albazi Naskh (2009). He also created Adobe Naskh. His main Arabic typeface to date is Zuhair Albazi Naskh, an advanced OpenType Arabic typeface, which is based on the Ottoman manuscript. He writes: This unique typeface contains an unmatched range of features known from the Arabic script. It is not merely a font but an ultimate typesetting and design tool for the Arabic script in classic Naskh style, with letters variants and calligraphic styles, specifically developed to take advantage of the extensive functionality for Naskh Arabic typography. The typeface allowd many controls such as shape alternates, space adjustments, mark placements, and swashes. Two very special features: Calligraphic Naskh kashida (Tatweel) upto three levels of elongations, so the Kashida distribution and frequence can be precisely controlled to create Arabic calligraphic documents without a calligrapher; thousands of kerning pairs for the fine adjustment of letters specially after Raa, Zaa, Waw and before Kaaf.
In 2017, he published Omar Naskh and writes: Omar Naskh is an amazing Naskh font having full Unicode support for Arabic script till Unicode version 9.0. The font covers all the languages of Arabic Script like Arabic, Persian, Urdu, Pashto, Sindhi, Saraiki, Kazakh, Uyghur, Punjabi, Khowar (Chitrali), Malay (Jawi), Balochi, Brahui, Kurdi (Kurdish), Kashmiri (Koshur), Kirghiz, Ozbek, Turkmen and Gawri (Kalami). [Google] [More] ⦿
The typefoundry Great Dane Designs was established in 2012 by Stine Aelberry in Derby, UK.
Zygon Regular (2012, unicase) was inspired by the 2012 Royal Diamond Jubilee and the notion that the Jubilee, as a multicultural event, would feature celebrations inclusive of all cultures. The typeface is based on the Panjabi syllabary alphabet (Gurmukhi script) combined with the Latin alphabet. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
German-born designer (b. Bottrop, 1888, d. New Haven, CT, 1976) associated with the Bauhaus School that made artistic ripples from 1919-1933. He joined the faculty of Weimar Bauhaus in 1922 as a stained glass maker, and became professor there from 1925 until Bauhaus closed in 1933 under Nazi pressure. He emigrated immediately to the United States where he became head of a new art school, Black Mountain College, in North Carolina. In 1950, he left North Carolina to become head of the Department of Design at Yale University until his retirement in 1958. Albers is best remembered for his work as an abstract painter and theorist. The Josef Albers papers and documents (from 1929 until 1970) were donated by the artist to the Smithsonian Institution's Archives of American Art in 1969 and 1970. His typefaces:
Digital descendants of Albers's work include ThM Architype Albers (2013, Thijs Mertens), Architype Albers (Freda Sack and David Quay of The Foundry, 1997), P22 Albers (P22), Futura Black (Bitstream), Alber New (2010, Chris Dickinson at Moretype), Concreta (Tony de Marco and Niko Fernandez, 2011, at Just in Type), Modernist Stencil (Keith Bates, 2009, at K-Type), Sessions (John Skelton, 2009, at Afrojet), Idiom (Mike Jarboe, 2010, at Reserves), Gridiot (2003-2011, Peter Bain), Plaster (Eben Sorkin, 2011), Slink (Gene Buban, 2009), Albers (Crissov, 2009), Albers Numerals (2015, Tomek Zastawny), Duo (Omer Chafai), Rigid (Marta Cerda Alimbau, 2010), Albers Moiré (Nick Shea), Little Tittle (Michael Blair, 2012), Tp Floral (Two Points, 2006), Decade (Robert Holmkvist, 2015), Bauhaus Typography Experiment (Jonathan Kevin William Holburn, 2014), and Modular Alphabet (Isa Lloret, 2015).
References: Regarding the Economy of Typeface (an article explaining Albers' vision for typography), Josef Albers: Interaction of Color (1975, New Haven: Yale University Press), François Bucher: Josef Albers: Despite Straight Lines: An Analysis of His Graphic Constructions (1977, Cambridge, MA: MIT Press), Brenda Danilowitz and Fred Horowitz: Josef Albers: to Open Eyes: The Bauhaus, Black Mountain College, and Yale (2006, Phaidon Press), Eva Diaz: The Ethics of Perception: Josef Albers in the United States (2008, Volume XC Number 2 of The Art Bulletin), Nicholas Fox Weber and Fred Licht: Josef Albers: A Retrospective (1988, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications), Nicholas Fox Weber, Fred Licht and Brenda Danilowitz: Josef Albers: Glass, Color, and Light (1994, New York: Guggenheim Museum Publications), The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Parisian art director and graphic designer. Creator of the experimental typeface Numberz (2009), in which all the capitals are made up of pieces of numbers. Other experimental fonts: Seven (only the 7 is used to make up letters), Binary (only 1 and 0 are used), and Suffer (letters made by removing chunks). Creator of CrisisFont (2010), a display typeface created to remmember the Greek finincial crisis of 2010. Its letters are quite geometric and seem lost in confusion. [Google] [More] ⦿
Elena Albertoni (Blackmoon Foundry, and before that, La Letteria, and before that, Anatole Type Foundry, est. 2005) is an Italian type designer (b. 1979, Bergamo) who studied at ESAD Amiens and the Ecole Estienne in Paris, before taking a position as type designer at FontFabrik in Berlin, where she still lives. She cofounded Anatole Type Foundry with Pascal Duez. La Letteria is located in Berlin. In 2011, Elena cofounded LetterinBerlin, a studio dedicated to handmade and digital design, with a special focus on lettering and type-design.
At the Rencontres de Lure 2005, she spoke about OpenType and Latin characters.
Washington, DC-based art director at AARP Media who has worked for The York Times Magazine. He created some retail and custom typefaces such as Rittenhouse (stencil face), Colosseum (fat octagonal), Barbarossa (modular typeface) and a thin octagonal typeface, co-designed with Tom Brown, for Architecture Magazine. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer of Aquitaine Initials (1987), sold by ITC.
Born in Tskhinvali, South Ossetia, in 1965. In 1982 Alborov graduated from Tskhinvali National High School No.2. He entered the Department of Engineering of the Bauman State Technical University in Moscow (class of 1988). Until 1996 he worked at Tbilisi Aircraft-Building Corporation. Since 1996 Alborov works for the RSO-Alania State Research Center. He gave a license for his type Ger (1998, kaleidoscopic dingbats) to ParaType. This type is based on forms of national Ossetic ornament. Ger won an award at Kyrillitsa '99. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aka Chyrllene K. Daughter of Iza W, who designed many typefaces at Intellecta Design starting in 2010. She studied applied mathematics and graphic design, and works as COO of Intellecta Design. In 2013, she wrote a thesis entitled Revival Tipografico at Faculdades Integradas Barros Melo, Brazil. Based in Recife, Brazil, she is credited with these typefaces:
Or Lucas Alcaide De Wandeleer. Spanish archiect who studied at the University of Alcala in Madrid. Designer of the hand-printed typeface Aylan (2013, Eurotypo), the script typeface Idea (2014), and the signage script typeface Globie (2016, Eurotypo). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Institute in Benalmadena, Spain (was: Santa Severa), where one can take 4-week courses at 1450 Euros a shot on the Etruscan alphabet, Trajan, Cuadrata and Rustic Roman Capital letters, and related subjects. They also organize lettering tours in Italy and guided tours in various musea. The teachers are Alberto Di Santo (Professor of the visual communication, Tor Vergata University, Rome; Professor of Graphic Design, Istituto Europeo di design, Rome; Professor of editorial design, La Sapienza University, Rome; Professor of Typography, C.F.P. Sinalunga, Siena) and Olcar Alcaide (b. 1952, Argentina, Professor of Graphic and Typography Design, University of Buenos Aires; Professor of Typography, University of Lanús, and Professor of Graphic Design, Marbella Design School, Spain). Type link jump page.
Eurotypo is also the foundry of Olcar Alcaide.
Typefaces from 2011 include Lila pro, Atenea (a humanist sans family), Agerola Script (a fat flowing signage face), Teja (signage face), Zalea (yet another signage face), and Nabu Pro (a connected signage script). Equalis (2011M, with Juan Lavalle) is a monoline slab typeface with a huge x-height and wide open counters. It was followed by Equalis Stencil (2011). Ravel (2011) is a fat signage script face. Atenea Egyptian (2011) is a solid slab serif family. Berta (2011) is a signage brush typeface with connected and unconnected versions. Optic Art (2011) is an ornamental typeface with building blocks that can be used for overlays. Creator of Eurotypo Bodoni Bold (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Cubus (dingbats), Saxo Deco (art deco), Moliere (2012, an elegant didone family with outspoken ball terminals), Melon Script (a fat curvy signage script family), Riky (comic book family), Chipa (a signage and package design script), Heket (an expressive curly script), Lenga (a slab serif typeface family), Mikal (brush script). Duktus is a 1940s style script in the style of Donatello (1935, Wagner & Schmidt), Troubadour (1927, Wagner & Schmidt), Liberty Script (1927, Willard T. Sniffin), Trafton Script (1933, Howard Allen Trafton), and Coronet (1937, R.H. Middleton).
Typefaces from 2013: Dignus (influenced by Bank Gothic and Eurostile), Bague (old Dutch style with little contrast, in the style of Jan Van Krimpen), Lugo (a heavy signage or advertising script), Brittes (copperplate script), Talis (contrast-rich sans family), Fiesole (display family with an awkward back-curled lower case d), C Duflos (after a bâtarde coulée by Claude Duflos, a French engraver who was acitve around 1690).
Typefaces from 2014: Talks (creamy signage script), Fiume (calligraphic script), Predy, Daevon (copperplate script), Beily (letterpress style), Ritts (a heavy script-like display family), Ritts Cursive (in the style of the brush signage scripts descending from Robert E. Smith's Brush Script for ATF in 1942).
Typefaces from 2016: Duero (signage script), Turia (calligraphic script), RRollie (a lapidary typeface based on the roman inscriptions), Valentia Nit (a copperplate typeface enriched with swashes and extensions).
Typefaces from 2018: Fortezza (a stiifened didone), Portoluce, Hotdogger (a cursive brush font family), Hotdogger Extras (dingbats), , Favarotta, Vikive (a grotesque family), Aretino (a renaissance text typeface), Mirabella, Lectio.
During her studies in New York City, Bianca Alcantara designed the geometric solid caps style Box Alphabet (2015). Earlier, at UFMA (Federal University of Maranhao, Brazil), in 2014, she created the vernacular typeface Traço together with Ana Carolina Aquino. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madrid-based designer (b. 1982) of the free art deco typeface Lame (2014) and the experimental typeface Two Moons (2015).
Argentinian graphic designer, aka El Cerezo. In 2004, he moved to Mexico, where he is a member of Circulo de Tipógrafos and participates in Fontstage, and art director in Mexico City. He teaches at CE Gestalt in Veracruz since 2011. He created Felipa (2011, a free cursive text typeface that can be downloaded from Fontstage) and Vulgata (2013), an angular text typeface influenced by Dwiggins and Menhart. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Foundland-born type designer of the hand-printed typeface Soupbone (+dingbats), who directed commercials at Tricky Pictures, Chicago. He returned to Canada in 2000 to form Global Mechanic with filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming.
Phototype designer for Photo Lettering Inc in New York. Her typefaces there include the uncial / medieval style family Alcock, which includes Alcock Roman, (+Inline), Alcock Light Italic and Alcock Versal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cesc (Francesc) Aldabó (Ceskus Disseny) is based in Sant Cugat des Valles and/or Terrassa, Spain. Studio Ceskus Disseny created Climb (2011, a decorative typeface), Dingbat Space Invaders (2013, FontStruct: a pixel font inspired by the 1978 video game by Taito Corporation), Letterplayground (a space and alphabets created by Nate Williams), and Grafftastics (2013, a graffiti font used for a festival in Sabadell). In 2014, they made the decorative typeface Climb.
In 2014, Aldabó made Climb Font (based on climbing gear), Tipoencuentro (poster face), Typoasi (modular), 15M Typestencil, and I Love Climbing.
Typefaces from 2017: Walls Talk.
Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the decorative typeface Britomart (2013) which was inspired by the logo of Woolmark. This typeface was designed during her studies at Yoobee School of Design.
CV. Jorge is an illustrator, who was born in Argentina in 1971. He studied at the National University at La Plata, Buenos Aires majoring in graphic design and visual communication. He now lives in Mexico City and works as an illustrator for numerous Mexican and Spanish magazines. Home page.
At SinergiaLab in Argentina, he created the dingbat typeface SLChe, which was subsequently published at Sudtipos.
Bing F. Aldiansyah (Hey Bing Type Foundry or Heybing Supply Co, Bandung, Indonesia; b. 1988, Bandung) designed the sans titling typeface Confession (2015, +Serif), the retro brush script Anastasia (2015), the brush signage script Northshire Script (2015, with ink splatters), Glorious Sunday (2015, brush script), Hepburns Type (2015), the retro font Violina (2015), the blackletter typeface The Mariam Story (2015), the pure Victoriana fonts Burton Slab (2015, Tuscan) and Briliants (2015), Hours (2015), the poster typeface Brawls (2015), the Victorian typefaces Dacota (2015, a great layered vintage circus font, with dingbats) and Aseina (2015), the brush scripts Washington (2015) and Hazelnut (2015), the Victorian typefaces Hours (2015) and Warden (2015), the spurred Victorian typefaces Riotic (2015) and Harsh (2015), and the vampire type Furach (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Monolith, Ashtone (signage script), Black Vision (Victorian), The Minier, Bellarious, The Sectione Bright Script (heavy brush), Capricorn (decorative blackletter), Blings (signage type), Weinston (vintage signage typeface), Weinston Sans, Hours, Quinte, Monttier Script, Shine (signage script), Holywants (brush script), Choconut.
Typefaces from 2017: Skylight Graffiti, The Wednesday (swashy blackletter), Java Heritages (a fine layered vintage signage typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Amstrong (tattoo or black metal blackletter),
On Behance, we find the name Rifqi Triana (b. 1989, Bandung).
Designer (b. 1990, Kuwait) of the free dingbat typefaces Camera Fotograami (2019), Fotograami Lamp Islamic (2018), Fotograami Shuruq (2018), Fotograami Hearts (2016) and Fotograami Flower (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Bellingham, WA, Kendra Aldrich made the free hand-crafted National Park signage style typeface Rainier (2015) and the free hand-crafted Thick Grumpy (2015). She also made a few sets of icons, including one called MIDD (Mental Illness and Drug Dependency), which was created for King County's Mental Illness and Drug Dependency (MIDD) reporting. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Book printer in St. Paul, Minnesota. Chank writes: Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press creates everything from invitations and stationery to hand-bound books and paper props, like origami or boxes. Though he works with metal type every day and has kept sketchbooks of letterforms for years, the is his first venture into the modern world of type. That first venture are sketches that were digitized by Chank in 2005 into two fonts, Nomadic Egyptian and Nomadic Sketchbook. [Google] [More] ⦿
D. Paul Alecsandri designed the runic fonts Futharc (2001), NewSymbolFont (2000) and Samaritan (2001). We also find the rather complete Unicode truetype font Roman-Unicode (2001), which cover all European, Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, Cyrillic, Thai and Indic languages, and provide kana as well (but not kanji). All parts of unicode covered. See also here.
Samaritan (2001) deals with a pre-Samaritan or pre-Babylonian Hebrew.
Originally designed for linguistics, the free typeface Chrysanthi Unicode (2001) contains all Unicode Latin characters (including Basic Latin, Latin 1 Supplement, Latin Extended A&B, IPA, and Latin Extended Additional) as well as Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, and everal others.
Joan A. Alegret (Tipomatica; formerly "La Tipomàtika") is a Barcelona-based Catalan designer (b. 1987) who studied graphic communication at Escola Massana in Barcelona. Creator of the free geometric sans families Candela (2009), Cicle (2007) and Newcicle (2007), and the absolutely rectangular sans family Simply Mono (2007).
Joan's first commercial typeface is the didone fat typeface Bendita (2011), done for Bonart magazine. Muro (2013) is a heavy sans face. Chispa (2013) aand Verano (2013) are free hand-printed typefaces.
Cairo-based artist. Creator of Brink (2014), a Latin typeface that was designed for a water recycling campaign. In 2016, she designed the circle-based Arabic typeface Seen. Also a talented illustrator, she created, e.g., Daily Routine Pictogram (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at Die Gestalten of Quanten (2014, a stencil typeface), Knochen (2009, a fat rounded modular typeface), Laminat (2007), Logosmen (2003, geometric display face), Braten Fat (2004), Haudegen (2002, severe bold octagonal face), Halunken Spezial (2004, rounded octagonal), Boxen (2003, a slashed zero font), Esposito (2002, a paperclip font), Galotta (2002), Feixen (2007, paperclip inspired), Nicola Kroita Script, Nicola Kroita Sans, Nicola Zucka Script.
Christina Alejandro, or calej d'art, is located in Quezon City on the Philippines. Creator of Bimbam (2012), Conner (2008, a hand-printed blackboard bold typeface), Dotted Line (2012), Serifadow (2012, a shaded outlined sketched typeface), Scription (2012), Stripes Forever (2012), Square Hair (2012), Loverly (2012), Scripterina (2012), Sesaw (2012), Fair View (2012), Reach (2012), Bright Future (2012), Amidst (2012, children's handwriting), Jewels (2012), Christiana (2012), and Shaded Letters (2012).
Typefaces from 2015: Doodlizing, Patterns (artsy dingbats). In 2016, she made the dingbat typeface Owlmazing, and in 2018 Outlyne.
New York City-based art director who drew an exquisite set of initials in 2013 called Love Letters. He graduated with a BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City.
Bulgarian type designer, b. 1983, who runs a foundry by the same name in Yambol. Bulgaria. Typograph Pro (2010) is a clean almost geometric sans family with two hairline weights. Zip (2010) is a squarish techno family. Another URL: Amateur Media. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Based in Monterrey, Mexico, Carloz Aleman designed an experimental typeface based on X-ray experiments. The result is a good-looking poster typeface. He also made the exclamation-point inspired Exclamativa (2012) during his design studies in Monterrey. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director and lettering artist in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Designer of the didone display typeface Goût (2014) and the warm wood type-inspired Dobro (2014), which was finished during her studies at FADU / UBA. She calls Dobro a bluegrass typeface. It was designed, according to her web site, for a special edition of Rolling Stone magazine. Dobro was produced and finished by Sudtipos in 2019. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer, graphic designer and illustrator, born in Marseille in 1942. Allessandrini (sometimes spelled Alessandrini in various publications) used to work at Paris Match, Lui and Elle. His typefaces: Akénaton 1969 (Hollenstein Phototypo) (1975, VGC??), Alias 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Allessandrini 7 1972 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Anarchiste (Mécanorma), Andronique 1984 (Mécanorma), Astronef 1976 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Circus World, (Mécanorma), Cléopatre 1984 (Mécanorma), Combinat 1976 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Éclipso 1982 (Mécanorma), Electric-Type 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Futuriste 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Germain 1969 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Grand Dadais 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Grand Large 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Graphic Man 1973 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Grossium 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Gyptis 1977 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Hypnos 1969 (Hollenstein Phototypo: a psychedlic face), Legitur, Mikado 1977 (Mécanorma: oriental simulation), Mirago 1970 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Priam 1976 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Showbiz 1969 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Sigle (Mécanorma), Technos 1984 (Mécanorma), Trombinoscope 1964, Vampire 1969 (Hollenstein Phototypo), Wotan, (Mécanorma).
Inventor of the classification system Codex 1980 that provoked heated responses from luminaries such as Vox, baudin, Blanchard and Mendoza.
Author of Typomanie / Jean Alessandrini; préface de Massin (Paris: La Noria, DL, 1977).
In 2013, David Rault wrote the monograph Jean Alessandrini Le poète de la lettre.
Designer and illustrator in Chicago. She ceeated the wide and elegantly thin display sans typeface Tuba (2011).
Behance link. John is a web designer in Los Alamitos, CA.
Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of the spurred typeface Empera (2017), the weathered octagonal / mechanical typeface family Areno (2017), the athletic lettering font Fanatix (2017), the spurred Godou Grande (2017), the octagonal Campione (2017: an octagonal typeface), Dahmer Slab (2017) and Bouldy (2017).
This outfit used to sell and give away fonts made by Stirling H. Alexander until it closed in 1996. Based in Orinda, California, they also were into custom handwriting and custom calligraphic fonts. Free typefaces included Lingbats and Ling Print Brush. Alexander made a dozen fonts in all. Acutetype morphed into a porn site and then another site since 1996, but Stirling H. Alexander has nothing to do with that. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniela Alexandra graduated from Universidade Lusofona do Porto, Porto, Portugal (2017) and started a Masters at Faculdade de Belas Artes, Porto, Portugal, in 2017. She designed the minimalist sans typeface Botanic Sans in 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
French punchcutter who was the successor of Philippe Grandjean, the developer of the Romain du roi in 1702. The complete set of 21 sizes of roman and italic letters was finished by Grandjean's successor Jean Alexandre and completed by Louis Luce in 1745. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Type designer, b. 1989, Lviv, Ukraine. In 2014, with Lukyan Turetskyy at 2D Typo, she created Kalyna. This Latin and Ukrainian-Cyrillic font has asymmetrical serifs, characteristic for the Ukrainian style. It is based on Heorhiy Narbut's sketches, a well-known Ukrainian graphic artist from the early 20th century. Kalyna comes also with a set of ornaments. Still in 2014, she created the rune simulation typeface Norden (Latin and Cyrillic).
Drawing artist and illustrator from St. Petersburg, Russia. Flickr page. She created some beautiful illustrated caps in 2009. Also of interest is her Logoman ink on paper drawing (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian graphic and type designer. His mostly experimental typefaces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1988. Creator of the hand-crafted typefaces Archipelago (2015, a connected swashy script), Shintya (2015), Sambay (2015: a brush script), Silvia (2015), Matauro (2015, a watercolor brush), Almarhum (2015), Chocolava (2015, a fun creamy hand-crafted typeface), Itaki (2015, a rough brush font), Egocentric (2014), and the curly connected script typeface Esmeralda (2015). He also designed the copperplate calligraphic script typeface Cimochi (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Jenny Simol (a signature typeface), Ipanema, Esse (brush script), Shaggie (script), Inkotsi (a rough sans serif).
Calang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the calligraphic typefaces Shanella (2019), Undestand (2019: upright script), Quick Start (2019), Maillane (2019), Shanetha (2019), Holliday (2019), Claudia (20190, Chilldranety (2019: monoline), Changda (2019), Marsellina (2019), Calysta (2019), Khumaira Brush (2019), Thaanderley (2019), Brigadil (2019), Barbarella (2019), Labang Donya (2019), Bagadang (2019) and Culture (2019), and the script typeface Break Out (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of these typefaces in 2018: Chillvornia (font duo), Fresh Meat vernacular), Courager, Calderock, Stanley (signage script), Routen Lightning and Routen Inky (monoline script) and Barthon. In 2017, he designed Montharo (sans), The Dodger and Blockers. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sidoarjo, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of Andalusia (2019), Nottingham (2019: a monoline script), Fatherland (2019: a monoline script), The Hanster (2019: a monoline script), Bandicat (2019: a children's book font), Brittney Signature (2019), The Suavity (2019), The Submit (2019), Salatama (2019), the hand-crafted typefaces Jackblack (2019), Boldy (2019), Bambu (2019), and Bumper (2019), and the connected script typefaces Lambada (2019) and Tunggang (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer and typographer, aka Alfieri. Flickr link. Behance link. He designed Playful (2010), a geometric font that was inspired by 3d toys for children. Odyssea 652 (2010) and Odyssea 632 (2011-2012, Thinkdust) are also geometric in nature. This poster showcases his lettering. With Mariano Farias, he formed Plenty. At HypeForType, Plenty published the arts and crafts typeface Odyssea (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Federico Alfonsetti designed the highly legible font family Easy Reading in 2009. It is used on many web sites, including at the University of Turin, and is recommended by the designer for use by dyslexics. A comparative study was carried out by Dr. Christina Bachmann that showed the value of the font. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies, probably at FADU/ UBA in Buenos Aires, Camila Alfonso created a typeface, possibly called Uncomic (2013). I may be totally off, but that is all the information I have. [Google] [More] ⦿
Computer engineer in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Creator of the modern Kufi Arabic typeface Nawar (2013). Free download. For Bein Sports, he created Bein Arabic in 2014. Still in 2014, he designed Taqniya. Designer of the pixelish typeface Sakhr (2015), the handwriting font Yaseer (2015, Latin and Arabic), Circle Typeface (2015, Arabic), and the free paint brush Arabic typeface FF Bouya (2015).
In 2016, he designed the warm woolly rounded Latin /Arabic typeface Hekaya, the monoline Latin / Arabic script typeface Sacramento Arabic (which extends Brian Bonislawsky's Sacramento to Arabic), the Latin / Arabic script typeface La Belle Aurore, the kufi Arabic typeface FF Khallab (free), and the Latin / Arabic handwriting font Hamish.
In 2017, he designed the free Latin / Arabic grunge typeface FF Taweel.
In 2018, he designed the comic book typeface Musally for Arabic, the free font FF Dusha Arabic (to accompany Ducha by DS Type Foundry designed for the FIFA World Cup 2018), Mshabbak, and the Latin and the Arabic super-family Shamel.
In 2017, Zoghbi's students at The American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Geaissa (Sharjah), Sally Mallat (Dubai), Dina Al Khatib (Dubai), Falwah Alhouti (Sharjah), Layal Algain (Sharjah), and Shahdan Barakat (Sharjah) co-designed the geometric Arabic typeface 29LT Azal which is inspired by the old Eastern Kufic manuscripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and illustrator in Bonn, Germany. In 2012, he made a wonderful ornamental caps face, World Font, which illustrates 26 of the main scripts in the world today.
During his studies at the University Of Lincoln's School of Art and Design, Christopher Algar (London, UK) designed the display typeface Two-Faced (2013).
As a student at UOD in Dammam, Saudi Arabia, Fayzah Alghamdi designed the Arabic typeface Zukhrof (2016). Co-designer (with Sara A. Al Suwaiygh, Al Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and Alaa Zakary, Dammam, Saudi Arabia) of the Arabic typeface Fulad (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer in Saint Rémy de Provence.
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of these calligraphic script typefaces in 2017: Orlando, Magnalia, Indiana, Amalyara. In 2018, he added the calligraphic typeface Jacqueline, the signature font Safarnama and the calligraphic scripts Umbrella and Ametta.
In 2017, Zoghbi's students at The American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Geaissa (Sharjah), Sally Mallat (Dubai), Dina Al Khatib (Dubai), Falwah Alhouti (Sharjah), Layal Algain (Sharjah), and Shahdan Barakat (Sharjah) co-designed the geometric Arabic typeface 29LT Azal which is inspired by the old Eastern Kufic manuscripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the American University of Kuwait, Rawan Alhussaini (Qortuba, Kuwait) designed several all caps Latin display typefaces (2016) and the skull-themed Skullets (2016, for Latin and Arabic). [Google] [More] ⦿
Surabaya, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the children's book font Kidplay (2019, at Zet Design), the 3d sketched font Doodletoon (2019), the futuristic typeface Allegias (2019, at Zet Design), the curly typeface Chattelyne (2019), the leafy font Green Nature (2019) and Arrowman (2019: gothic). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Palikseniya Aliakseyenka studied architecture at Building College Belorussia in Mogilev in 2011 and design at European Humanitarian University Lithuania in Vilnius in 2015. Now in Ashalim, Israel, she created various Latin display typefaces, including Poliksenya (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free Urdu / Arabic fonts Jameel Khushkhat-LK (2018: for Arabic, Latin, Farsi, Kazakh, Pashto, Sindhi, Uighur, and Urdu), Qurran Arabic (2016), UrduKhushKhati (2016), KhushKhati (2016), KhushNuma (2016), and LFC Opensource (2016). In 2017, he designed the Nastaleeq typeface Jameel Khushkhat and the Urdu typefaces Noori Khush Khat and Dehalvi Khush Khat. [Google] [More] ⦿
Filipino designer in Cebu City, b. 1997. Designer of the free font Recycled Bit (2013).
Madiun / Malang, Indonesia-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Rockyboard (2016), Honebee (2016), Divine Razier (2016, brush style), Monorain (2016, monoline and vintage), Rockyboard (2016), Faerie Fire (2016, calligraphic), Deadaluss (2016) and Octomorf (2016), the thick retro signage typeface Fusioner (2016), the granite block typeface Hipstetic (2016), and the Victorian typeface Mishall (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Haynthams, Sabreena (Script, Signature Script, Vintage Bold), Botthanie Script, Velociraptype, Vandalord Grafiti.
Dhaka, Bangladesh-based designer of Allusion (2018), the monoline sans typeface Archet (2018), the brush fonts Shrub (2018) and Archet Brushy (2018), the script typeface Figurat (2017), the display typeface Fashionista (2018), Lathie (2018: sans), Liquefist (2018), Rainbow (2018), the hand-crafted Epistle (2018) and the display typeface Grandiose (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Faisalabad, Pakistan-based creator of the clean sans typeface Techno LCD (2011) and the dot matrix typeface London (2013). Khat-e-Kamal Urdu was developed by Aslam Kamal and modified by Ishtiaq Ali in 2014.
Graphic designer in Barcelona who founded her own studio in 2008. In 2018, she joined the faculty in the Masters program in typographic design at Elisava. She has been working since 2008 on some gorgeous typefaces, such as Ophelie (2008), Rigid (2010, a piano key font that she proclaims to be a grandchild of Josef Albers), and Gallo Guapo, which mix high contrast and extreme quaint roundness. In 2011, she made the ornamental watch number typeface Nido.
Salvador (or just Tori) Alimbau is a designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona who made Vulcano (1997, with José Manuel Urós). Tori Alimbau, Luis Mendo and José Manuel Urós co-designed DesignOrDie.
Florence, Italy-based designer of the neuron network-inspired typeface Neuron (2016). She also created an ugaritic-style Persian font (2016) and a Bauhaus-inspired Latin sans typeface (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Created in December 2009, Murmure is a communication, design, web and art agency. It is composed of four members: Julien Alirol, Graphic Designer, Photographer&Web Designer; Simon Roche, CTO&Illustrator; Paul Ressencourt, Art Director; Cyrille Baekelandt, Programmer&SEO. Headquartered in Caen, its web site is based in Lille. They seem to have moved to Paris.
In 2018, Jeremy Landes (Studio Triple), under the art direction of Julien Alirol and Paul Ressencourt, published the great display sans typeface Le Murmure, which won an award at the Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2019. [Google] [More] ⦿
Urdu Nastaliq Unicode is a Windows True-Type Urdu font which uses Unicode Arabic coding. It was developed by Shehzad Ali and unicoded by Tabish Qureshi (Department of Physics, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi). Here we find more Urdu fonts: AlKatib1 (1998, Naseem Amjad Ali Khan), Umair I (1997, Umair Khan, Urdu Web, based on Neda Reyanah's Persian Font), Urdu Khat-e-Naqsh (1998, AHS), Urdu (1995, Tooraj Enayati and 1997, Adil Rehan, Karachi), Urdu Khat-e-Naqsh (Nastalique) (1999, Shehzad Ashiq Ali). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in New York. Behance link.
Baku, Azerbaijan-based designer (b. 1988) of these typefaces:
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these script typefaces in 2017: Cumtbum (or Camtbum), Vathina Script (calligraphic), Alif Script. In 2018, he designed the signage script typefaces Dealova, Parent, Norty, Alongtime Script, and Alakita, as well as the decorative typeface Singel Parent Serif and the thin script Van Basten. In 2019, he designed the creamy brush scripts Camping and Wanita, and the monoline script Dirgantara. [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator (b. 1986) of the letter permutation typeface New Kind of English (2009), of Accessories Urban (2010), Accessories Soft (2010), and of Fonts Bomb Skipper (2010, piano key face), Ghost Theory (2010), FontsBombIlovegrapes (2010), FontsBombJiGSAW (2010), Sniper Shot (2010), and Arabian Lamb (2010, Arabic simulation face). Rinosaur (2010) is a futuristic outline face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designers of the Arabic fonts Al-Kharashi 52 (1993, based on AF_Hijaz-Normal), Al-Kharashi 65 (1993, based on JaridahItalic; said to have been done by Hisham Diab and Hassan Loutfy), Al-Kharashi 66 Koufi (1993, maybe a copy of Monotype Koufi Bold) and Al-Kharashi 20 (1993), which can be found here. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2017, Zoghbi's students at The American University of Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates, Ahmed Geaissa (Sharjah), Sally Mallat (Dubai), Dina Al Khatib (Dubai), Falwah Alhouti (Sharjah), Layal Algain (Sharjah), and Shahdan Barakat (Sharjah) co-designed the geometric Arabic typeface 29LT Azal which is inspired by the old Eastern Kufic manuscripts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial tattoo fonts. I can't figure this site out. At one point, access will cost you 1000 Euros, but wait, you'll get 50% off right now---that is only 500 Euros to access a site with useless fonts. The guy behind this is Tahiti-based Frenchman André Allaguy-Salachy. There appears to be *one* freeware font, China, but for that you need to register. At Fontspace, we find a number of their fonts for free, such as ATHREEDTOFFUGRADIENTASIAN (2010), ATHREEDTOFFUCUBIC (2010), ATHREEDTOFFUCUBICASIAN (2010), and ATHREEDTOFFUCUBICLOUPE (2010): these are interesting typefaces with a gray gradient. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Malre. Melun Val de Seine, France-based designer (b. 1976) of the free hand-crafted typeface Metrique (2014), which is based on China ink lettering done with a Rotring pen. In 2015, he created the grungy typeface Internet and the icon font Webs. In 2017, he published the rungy calligraphic typeface Gyiest Old.
Typefaces from 2018, all free: Typochok, Louizede, Absortile, LodisZit, Guasmally, Feedjique, Matea 3, Valiere 4, Wattafont Gras, Smartryck (grunge), Destruck (grunge), Schuwmatik (a fun take on Excoffon's style from the 1950s), Surprise (grunge), Thao Sao (retro comic book script; with Hung Lan Nguyen). Home page. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Prolific art director from Moscow who is now located in New York. Her work includes the fashion mag Latin/Cyrillic typeface Cadre (2014), the prismatic custom typeface Icon Face (2014, done for a make-up school) and a few other fashion industry fonts. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brisbane, Australia-based designer of a decorative layered or chromatic typeface in 2014. Cherie writes: Inspired by Palais du Louvre, Pierre Fontaine was known for Empire and Directoire style design and was responsible for restoring the Louvre-Tuileries complex under Charles X and Louis-Philippe until 1848. This work was done while Cherie was studying at Design College Australia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer based in Kolding, Denmark, who studied at Design School Kolding (1968-1973). In 1988, he set up his own studio for identity systems, publications, exhibitions and printed matter, while teaching at Design School Kolding. His typefaces: Lizie Slab (2019, inspired by the De Stijl movement and Gerrit Rietveld). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies at ECV Nord Europe in Lille, France, Marc-Antoine Allard designed Hexhale (2015). In 2014, he designed the script typeface Pangolin. Numero (2016) is a monospaced font inspired by the early ages of computer programming. Magnus (2016) is an angular text typeface.
Mike Allard (DeNada Industries, Gainesville, FL) is the designer in 1992 of many early shareware fonts. The text provided by DeNada: Founded by a grumpy fellow when some software installation actually required a company name in the registration line. DeNada Industries has grown to include one employee (aka Mike Allard). A producer of typefaces in their early years, De Nada has slowly undeveloped over the years to include the odd Theatre Flyer design for out-rageous amounts of money. Their advertising budget is so severely limited as to preclude your being aware of their existence except by sheer accident. DeNada Industries is one of the slowest growing non-corporate entities in all of North America encompassing a wide variety of activities including: Typeface creation, flyer design, theatrical scenic and lighting design (in conjunction with The Shumway Brothers Moving Company) and a wide variety of other activities that defy specific categorization despite the heroic efforts of our staff. Dafont link. His typefaces:
Type designer of the photolettering era (1960s) who created the chiseled 3d typeface Sculpture. Nick Curtis's Haut Relief (2007) is based on this typeface. The African-themed Djibouti of Nick Curtis (2007) is based on West's African Queen, also a 1960s font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Oaxaca de Juarez, Mexico, Justin Allen (b. California) used FontStruct to create the tall skinny font Delgado (2013), which was inspired by public lettering in Oaxaca.
Robert Allgeyer's MusiQwik series of music fonts (2001-2008) is now hosted by me. In 2009, Allgeyer wrote: Welcome to my now-obsolete home page. In early 2009, I removed my web site from the Internet. I have done enough of it, and reached the stage in my life where I want to spend time doing other things. I have left this page for a couple of extra months, so that occasional visitors can find it, before I finally remove everything. I now live in Ormond Beach, Florida USA. Formerly, I was in Aptos, California USA. My name is prominent on the Internet due to my music fonts, fiction, essays, and travel comments. However, do not confuse me with the Midwestern jazz musician, the artist, the dancer, or any number of others with my same name. His free fonts besides MusiQwik and MusiSync, include Bongos, FretQwik, and MusiTone, all made in 2001. NWC Scriptorium has further fonts by him: NWslur (2002), Romital (2002, text font). In 2005, he added NoteHedz.
Joe Allison (Joseph Allison Graphic Design) is a London, UK-based graphic designer.
As a FontStructor and student at Bristol UWE, he created Rebuild Metal, Newbuild Featherlight, Skylight, Newbuild, Picaresque, Newbuild Reflecto, Convention (a great experimental face), Newbuild Demi, Newbuild Bold, Newbuild Modular (octagonal), Familiar Face Inkjet, Familiar Face Grey (texture face) and The New Alphabet (a Wim Crouwel face) in 2008 and 2009. In 2010, he made Global Village (an organic grotesk).
During her studies in Johannesburg, South Africa, Zoe Allison designed the lava lamp typeface Anthro Po (2018) and the compass-and-ruler font Shot (2019), which is inspired by the city of Johannesburg. [Google] [More] ⦿
Photographer, designer, and musician in Spartanburg, SC. During his studies atAnderson University in Anderson, SC, he designed the octagonal typeface Keystone (2013).
Type designer, b. 1946, based in Twickenham, United Kingdom. He made a career in the broadcast business and has for for Channel One Television, Swan Media and The Graphics Department. In the 1970s, he designed these art deco typeface designs for Panache Photosetting / Face Ronchetti: Allumette, Ruthie, Danny Boy. He also designed the Neon Condensed weight for the Pink Floyd album Koda, but Neon was conceived by someone else.
Specialist of fashion mag typefaces. Qamari Ally (Ultrabrain, Paris, France) made the delicately thin display types Luxurious (2011) and Qult (2011), and the high-contrast serif script typeface Transition (2011). He also did the grotesk display typeface Pli (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Zaher Al Majed is an art director in Manama, Bahrain. In 2014, he designed the free lion claw-inspired compass-and-ruler typeface Zodiaclaw, and the free ITC Fenice modification Meticulous Ariel. During his computer and communication engineering studies at Ahlia University (Bahrain) in 2015, he created the free circle-based font Alien Glyph (2015).
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of spectacular script and calligraphic typefaces.
Typefaces from 2019: Antartika Font Duo, Alaska Kents, Shirasata Font Duo, Alenha Casual Handwritten, Hanty Kagote, Kiramba, Dontha Tethaki, Margreta, Belittong, Shantyka, Testo Santoh (a treefrog script), Ansttin Kishon, Tefang Island.
Typefaces from 2018: Datho Ostma, Rittaba, California, Gimttsa, Shaittaqur, Metters, Sadisfiction, Lusttan Routeng, Boimtock, Jonatan Gilberta, Anthemi Font Duo, Dettiruka Stylish Handwritten, Dattingan Bauttimo, Hatthira, Berrigela Anitta, Danilla Jathorr, Raisahi, Gettiiron, Berttina, Valaseh, Kattrolim, Mutimel, Shintania, Fister Theylard, Valenttina. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Aden (Yemen), Sultan Almaktari (or Maqtari) created these Arabic fonts in 2003: Sultan-Medium, Sultan-bold, Sultan-koufi-Bold-2, Sultan-koufi-Bold, Sultan-koufi-circular, Sultan-koufi, Sultan-light, Sultan-light2, Sultan-musnad, Sultan-normal, Sultan-rectangle, Sultan Free. Download here. Sultan Maktari created the Arabic text typeface Sultan Free, which won the first prize for Arabic text type at Linotype's 1st Arabic Type Design Competition in April 2006. That typeface can be bought from Linotype. The web site was overhauled in 2009, and Sultan Fonts now offers both traditional and modern Arabic fonts.
The list in 2009: Aden, Nada, Shamsan, Sultan, Sera, Balloon, Yemen, Noha, Maeen, Free, Mona, Nahia (2005, Linotype), Waddah, Sana'a, Hemear, Belqees, Mohammed, Hadramut, Mareb, Saba, Thuyazan, Zabeed, Mahra, Digital, Mobil, Ausan, Musnad, Ruqah.
List of typefaces as of 2013: Pumice (Latin / Arabic typeface family for text and screen), Sultan Hussein (angular, contains Latin as well), Sultan Aden-black, Sultan Alweeam, Sultan Change, Sultan Free, Sultan Hemear-black, Sultan Hemear-bold, Sultan Hemear-light, Sultan Kufi, Sultan Kufi2, Sultan Mareb, Sultan Mohammed, Sultan Nahia, Sultan Naskh, Sultan Naskh2, Sultan Qatar-Spirit, Sultan Shabwa, Sultan Shamsan, Sultan Tahrer, Sultan Thuyazan-Bold, Sultan Tihama, Sultan-naskh-Handwriting, Sultan Ruq'ah-Bold, Sultan Ruq'ah-Light, Sultan Ruq'ah-Regular.
Born in Monterrey, Mexico, in 1989, Mario Almaraz designed the prismatic art deco poster typeface New York in 2012.
Ali Almasri is the Zarqa and Amman, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental typefaces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). He set up the typefoundry Abjad. In 2013, he made a fun inline custom typeface for the Wisam barber shop in Zaqra.
His typefaces include Swissra (2014, a Swiss sans-styled Arabic typeface), Swissra Condensed (2015), Molsaq Pro (2015: a rounded poster font family that features a modern Arabic Naskh with very short descenders and ascenders, and an all-caps Latin counterpart), Allabbad (2017, inspired by the fun hand lettering of Arab graphic design icon Mohieddine Allabbad), Afeesh (2017), Nogoom (2017: inspired by the titles of Egyptian Magazine Alostudio, which used to be published during the 50s-60s), Molsaq Arabic (2015), Molsaq Latin (2015), and Gerlaneu (2006, a 6-style octagonal and geometric family).
Claudia grew up in the south of Brazil and moved to the USA to attend college. She has BFA in Graphic Design from the School of Visual Arts in New York City where she has also taught. Claudia worked for nearly 10 years as a designer and Art Director in New York before moving to San Francisco in 2013 to serve as Design Director at WIRED. She has worked for The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Blender, More Magazine, New York Magazine, Domino Special Editions, Gourmet Special Editions and Men's Health. In 2012, Claudia redesigned Real Simple Magazine, marking the beginning of her design studio with WIRED pal Margaret Swart.
She created some remarkable ornamental caps, such as Dessert Rose, and a dollar sign. At Type Paris in 2015, she designed Iño, a humanist typeface influenced by Garamond. Type Paris link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer at BMT London.
Lucas Almeida is also known as Lucas Perdidaão. He is a Brazilian web developer and art director located in Londrina. Behance link.
Illustrator and animator who graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. Creator of the beautiful iFontMaker fonts De Pooches and De Pooches Lite (2010, sketched). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lisbon-based designer (b. Brazil, 1977) of Digital Circuit (2013), a typeface inspired by pieces of a subway map.
During her studies at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Al Jubayl Industrial City-based Dhay Almindeel designed a colorful decorative typeface (2018) that was inspired by the geometric patterns found in Turkish rugs and carpets. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (b. 1979, San José, CA) who made the graffiti typeface Hypografic (2010) and the fingerpainted typeface Fingerlinger (2012).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) who specializes and excels in formal calligraphic typefaces. Creator of the thin calligraphic typefaces Yesterday (2017: upright) and Jazzi Script (2017), and the swashy formal calligraphic typefaces Peaches (2017), and Sinday College (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Malikon, The Duality, Karmila Script (a signature font), William Duke (a great formal calligraphic script), Differenlight (Spencerian calligraphic), Stipa Willington (formal calligraphic), Gatlik Saphir (formal calligraphic), Lile Dahliya (formal penmanship calligraphy), Bulgattie (copperplate calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2019: Graceful (a thin Spencerian script), Beduga (a signature script), Desirable Calligraphy (Spencerian), Fantera (a baseball script), Karmila Script (for signatures). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Or A.M. Ryal. Or Docallisme HAS Feat Dusky. Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1994, of the free typefaces Love You (2015, letters on blocks), Batavia Kota (2015, shadow typeface), Raditas Cartoon (2015), Soekarno Hatta (2015, octagonal), Bhineka Tunggal Ika (2015), Sweet as Revenge (2015, graffiti font), Pagi Jakarta (2015, comic book style), Desminore (2015), The Minion (2015), Indah Papuaka (2015, outlined shaded typeface), Merdeka (2015, a dripping blood font), Awan Nusantara (2015), Docallisme On Street (2015; shadow graffiti font), Cheerful Party (2015), Super Docallisme Has Pattern (23015, a patterned, textured typeface), Hero Do Call (2015: a shadow font), Party Chocolate and Soda (2015), Cheese Cake (2015), Crayon Social Art (2015), Bali Tolak Reklamasi (2015), Nusantara (2015, decorative caps), A Ryal Black Block (2015), The Super Ryal 2015 (2015), Doraemon Slalala (2015), Grateful Sound (2015), Dadapaw Friends (2015), Cartoon 1994 (2015), Valentine Radita (2015, dot matrix), Sally Ross (2015, dot matrix), Juni 2009 (2015), Dear Raditas (2015, a dada typeface), Docallisme HAS (2015) and Minirus (2015, constructivist).
Typefaces from 2016: Ry-Tha (alphadings), Good Time, One Piece, Blangkon, Syrial Mursa (script), Chopperrr (cartoon font), Dilove, Ceria Cinta (hand-crafted), Move On, Enjoy Boy, Melankolia, I Will Wait.
Typefaces from 2017: Broken Home, Bogor, Rainbow, Going Merry (cartoon font), Bromo, Gatot Kaca, Sweet Revenge, Mars Mellow (cartoon font), Glory United (comic book font), A Voice of Liberty (scratchy brush font), Jak Arta (graffiti font), Home Sweet Home, Dragon Ball, Sweety Tea, Hero Killer, Fish&Bear, Baduy, Coffe&Milk, Bansky, Goblins (brush style), Hoobie.
Typefaces from 2018: Queen Mataram, Browny Bear, Sea Salt, Bood Street, Lord of the Ring (brush), Sweety Cheese, Rocket to Mars (3d, sketched), Sweety Baez, Dutsky Time, Moqa Float, Banda Neira (shadow font), Zara Thustra (a fat finger font), The Jacatra (outlined cartoon typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Avocado, Nias Bird, Jakarta Legal Aid Institute, Redhead Snake, Ubud Fest, Tigeryen,
Tiziana Alocci (Milan) created an interesting parametric font in 2012 called Trapezifont. She writes: Trapezifont is a parametric font created in FontLab through the programming language Python. The glyphs were not drawn in a traditional way, with the Bezier curves but writing the codes inside the edit macro of FontLab. Trapezifont works according to one variable included between 0 and 100 that can be set at will. Once set the script the font is re-drawn as to the variable given changing the value of the tapering of each glyph. She is pursuing a masters degree in Communication Design at the Politecnico of Milan. [Google] [More] ⦿
Geetika Alok is a graphic designer and works on projects in London and India. She graduated from the Royal College of Art with an MA in Communication, Art&Design and had previously completed her Bachelor's degree from the National Institute of Design with specialisation in Graphic Design. With Henrik Kubel, she designed the typeface India (2011). In 2014, she completed the TDi program at the University of Reading.
In 2011, she created the absolutely fantastic ornamental caps typeface Saudade, which consists of overlapping circles. She writes: Poster for a talk of Marina Willer. Saudade is the most beautiful word in Brazilian Portuguese. It means something a bit like nostalgia. Typeface: In collaboration with Henrik Kubel.
Graduate (UK and India) of the type design program at the University of Reading, class of 2017. Her graduation typeface there was Omala, a Latin / Devanagari text typeface with calligraphic roots. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hong-Kong-based designer of Half Type (2012).
Designer at BA Graphics of Chicken Feet (2007). She was 11 years old whebn she drew this---the typeface was digitized by her grandfather Bob Alonso (1946-2007) who lived in the Bronx in New York. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mexican graphic designer who created the condensed monoline sans family Ipanema (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), which has a multiline weight, Ipanema Sport. He also made the piano key typeface Nueva Letra (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Roubaix (2013, a squarish family named after the movie music score composer François Roubaix).
Luis studied Graphic Design at ESDI (Ramón Llull University) and earned his Masters degree in Advanced Typography at Escola Eina (Autonomous University of Barcelona). Since 2006 he has worked from Plam on various projects related to, above all, corporate identity and editorial design. He is working as a type designer, along with Ricardo Santos and Charlie Zinno, with whom he founded in 2011 the type design collective Tiponautas. With Santos, he designed the techno sans families Lab Slab Pro (2011) and Lab Sans Pro (2011).
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, was a prolific American type designer. With 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, he specialized in calligraphic script typefaces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts. Many of its fonts published after Alonso's death in 2007 were completed by John Bomparte.
John Bomparte wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a "graphic technician... back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying 'this can't be done' and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was --done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.
Alonso created these typefaces:
Designer of the Arabic fonts AdvertisingBold, AdvertisingExtraBold, AdvertisingLight, AdvertisingMedium, M-Unicode-Abeer, M-Unicode-Dawlat, M-Unicode-Diala, M-Unicode-Hadeel, M-Unicode-Noora, M-Unicode-Sara, M-Unicode-Sima, M-Unicode-Susan, M-Unicode-Wafa, khalaad-AL-Dorrh, khalaad-Abeer, khalaad-Dawlat, khalaad-Diala, khalaad-Hadeel, khalaad-Noora, khalaad-Sara, khalaad-Sima, khalaad-Susan, khalaad-Wafa, khalaad-al-arabeh-2. They can be downloaded here and here. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, who studied at Gazi University. She created the free hand-drawn typeface family Meryjane (2014), the free Little Pink Shit Font (2015), and the slightly irregular Korra (2014).
Indonesian designer (b. 1992) of Trifont (2011), a purely geometric counterless experiment.
A calligraphic Arabic typeface with over 3000 glyphs, by Diwan Software. "Mishafi contains more than three thousand shapes, making it possible for the first time to compose proper Quranic calligraphy with all their shapes, markings and recitation symbols. It is also most suitable to compose traditional text of Hadith and commentary texts in respectable form. Both classic and modern Arabic poetry can be presented by it in clear and elegant formats." The typeface was designed by the acclaimed Iraqi calligrapher Hamid Al-Saadi (b. Baghdad, 1955), and won the Type Directors Club 2000 award. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Nijmegen, The Netherlands. Behance link. In 2011, he made the squarish typeface Mandaicana, about which he writes: Mandaicana is one of the few Mandaic type[faces] which exist in the world. Mandaic, the most Southeastern Aramaic dialect spoken in antiquity in Babylonia (Mesene, Characene, Khuzistan), reflects similarities to Jewish Babylonian Aramaic, both belonging to the Eastern Middle Aramaic branch. Although most scholars located the origin of the baptizing community in the East Jordan regions (Mark Lidzbarski, Rudolf Macuch, Kurt Rudolph) the Mandaeans are considered to spent a large part of their still controversial and mysterious history alongside the big rivers (Euphrates, Tigris, Karunriver) in the southern borderland between present-day Iraq and Iran. This was followed by Ardwan Malka and Englaiscana (2011). Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Eyad Al-Samman is a graphic designer, typographer, photographer, translator, and a freelance literary journalist. He was born in Sana'a city, Yemen, in 1976. Eyad has a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. He started working as a graphic designer in 1999. His first typeface is Concordia (2005, a squarish techno typeface that was named after the university in Montreal where he studied). Sherbrooke (2009), a free pair of sans serif fonts, is named after Sherbrooke Street in Montreal (Luc's home...).
In 2012, he made Eyadish (Latin and Cyrillic): Eyadish is specifically designed for commercial, educational, cultural, and social purposes related to infants, babies, kids, and children, Loyolliams (2012, squarish, a renamed version of Concordia) and Alfarooq (2013).
Typefaces from 2015: Ghibli (a free Latin text typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Danah.
Dammam, Saudi Arabia-based designer of the Arabic typeface Nadher (2017). In 2017, Ahlam Alsaqrah, Maryam Almohanna, Ashwag Madkhli, and Faten Almogeem co-designed the Book of Life font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Altemus Creative Services sells dingbat fonts by Robert Altemus from New York, NY: Your premiere source for digital decorative fonts. Their commercial dingbats are sold by MyFonts. Partial list: AltemusBirds, AltemusBorders 1 through 4 (1992; Borders 4 containss pointing hands and flourishes), AltemusBursts 1 through 4, Altemus Bursts 1 through 4 (2002, contains snowflakes), AltemusChecks, AltemusChecksTwo, AltemusCorners, AltemusCrosses, AltemusCuts, AltemusCutsThree, AltemusCutsTwo, AltemusFlowers, AltemusHands, AltemusHolidaysOne, AltemusKitchen, AltemusPinwheels (1996), AltemusPointers, AltemusRays, AltemusRaysBold, AltemusRoughcuts, AltemusRounds, AltemusRules, AltemusSecurity, AltemusShields, AltemusSpirals, AltemusSpiralsBold, AltemusSpiralsBoldItalic, AltemusSpiralsItalic, AltemusSquares, AltemusStars 1 through 3, AltemusSuns, AltemusSunsBold, AltemusToolKit (2 fonts), Altemus Web Icons, EuropaArabesque, Games (cards, domino), Games 2 (mahjong, chess), Sports (balls), Sports 2, Leaves 1 and 2. Catalog, part I, part II. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Potsdam, Germany-based designer (b. 1981) who studied Media Systems (Informatics) and Visual Communication at the Bauhaus University Weimar and is working as a freelance designer since 2008. Creator of the free fonts Vollkorn-Brotschrift (2006, text face), Elise Meincke logotype (didone), and Halbstark (2006, a fancy display face). Vollkorn microsite for the most recent downloads. Vollkorn supports many scripts, including Latin and Cyrillic. In 2014, Vollkorn 3.0 was published. Open Font Library link. Site dedicated to Vollkorn.
In 2014, he published the thin but striking fashion mag and all caps titling typeface Uberschrift at FDI.
German designer of Ruzicka LH Freehand for Linotype Hell in 1993, together with Ann Chaisson. This typeface was based on an original by Rudolph Ruzicka from 1936. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the medium-weight slab serif ClarendoNeoPro (2009, URW++). URW++ writes: German designer Björn Altmann studied all existing versions of Clarendon and their sources and found that these Clarendons, originally designed for text sizes, do not satisfy today's typographic needs, such as banner ads, city light posters, blow-ups and etc. Hence, we do need a ClarendoNeo! FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Turkish type designer in Izmir (b. 1964) who sells through MyFonts. Ahmet graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989. He founded the commercial typefoundry Aatype.
In 2011, Ahmet created the art deco chic family Turquoise, the techno sans family Altuna Sans, the semi-hand-printed Shirin, and the organic and elliptical monoline sans family Deria Sans. Sterk (2011) is a legible and open masculine sans family. Glode (2011) is a masculine geometric sans family. Calligra (2011) is an elegant almost calligraphic flared sans. Ephesus (+Shadow) is a caps-only titling sans family. Tillom (2011) is an elegant decorative face. Ondule (2011) is a horizontally-striped texture face. Brounde (2011) is a rounded monoline slab family. Eggy (2011) is a monoline sans display typeface with slightly shaky outlines. Uno (2011) is an organic display face. The display sans Veberk (2011) has contrast and style.
Typefaces made in 2012: Halis Grotesque, Uneven (a bold poster typeface family), Ferforje (curly all caps face), Daphne (a hand-drawn all caps poster family), Mancho (a stylish caps only sans family), Cillop (elliptical sans), Typonil (elliptical sans), Omar (squarish poster font), Gulyesa Script (a beautiful informally hand-printed poster typeface), Smyrna (hand-printed poster face).
Typefaces from 2013: Minik (a great hand-drawn typeface with tall ascenders and descenders), Festivo Letters (a popular hand-made layered font system with 19 fonts numbered No1 through No19; see also Festivo LC, 2014, which has new sketches, shadows and ornaments), Halis Rounded, Troia (a flexible sans family).
Typefaces from 2015: Racon (weathered type, perhaps letterpress emulation), Masif (heavy brush script renamed Pitos after 24 hours, most likely after a complaint from Monotype who markets a Steve Matteson font called Massif---Ahmet should have ignored that request as Monotype itself ignored Jean Joveneaux, who created another font called Massif in 1957, decades before Matteson's font), Deepika (swashy script), Tropen.
Typefaces from 2017: Buket (an 18-font collection including Marquee, Roman Shiny, Fat Sketch, Script, Decorative Shiny, Basic Retro, and Prismatic).
Typefaces from 2018: Narin. A geometric sans family with rounded corners.
Turkish web writer and philosophy student based in Ankara. He created the sturdy octagonal typeface Okula Hayir in 2012. He also made the fat finger font Elif Sans Herif (2012). In 2013, Okula Hayir Soft followed. In 2016, he designed Pek Komik Sans, a take on Comic Sans.
In 2012, OSC published Italian Throwback 3D (shadow), Italian Throwback Outline, and Italian Throwback Fill, in the style of the Italian Western typefaces of the late 19th century. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Iowa-based typographer and graphic design who was born in California. He created Brodovitch (2011), a fashion mag modern decorative typeface based on Alexey Brodovitch's 1951 typeface Al-Bro. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carolina graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the slightly grungy outline typeface Bicifont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Valencia, Spain. He has a site with Spanish and Catalan language type material, including an interview with Fred Smeijers and the history of typefounding in Valencia. He is working on the stone and garden inspired Lhorta (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Florencia Alvarez (Bling Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a graphic designer and illustrator. She created the powerful classical condensed didone-based headline typeface Fleurs du Mal in 2014. A free download is promised soon. [Google] [More] ⦿
Katya graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the display typeface Rapa Nui which tries to revive the spirit of a mythical figure, Hombre Pájaro. [Google] [More] ⦿
Talented Mexican graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1985) who was based in Montreal but is now back in Mexico City. She pushed the boundaries of experimental typography with creations like Fabric Type (2009), which was developed at Concordia University in Montreal, where she obtained a BFA in design in 2009. She continued her studies at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2010.
In 2010, she designed the map face Cartola, which grew out of a project at EINA in Barcelona and is based on Mrs Eaves. Mar 34 (2011) designed exclusively for the identity of Estruch, a restaurant located at the Plaza of the Cathedral in downtown Barcelona. The project was made in collaboration with Raquel Quevedo, who used the typeface for designing a graphic system for the identity. Both the face&the graphic design are based on postal service paraphernalia. Momo (2011) is a typeface that is developed based on the concepts of dada by El Lissitsky&Kurt Schwitters.
In 2018, she published Tara at Indian Type Foundry. Designed for immersive reading, it has considerable contrast and wedge serifs.
Swedish photographer, b. 1976. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Alve (2013).
André Themoteo Alves Correa is a Brazilian type designer whose foundry in Rio de Janeiro is MMC Typodrome, est. 2013. MMC was originally a clan of graffiti artists. His first typeface is the Escher-inspired Penrose Geometric (2013). In 2015, he published Technical Signature (labyrinthine) and Technical Scripture. In the labyrinthine genre, this family is close to perfection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fabricio Alves is Café Cult, but he also is Fcraft. In 2010, this Brazilian designer and culture hound created the free rounded typefaces Fcraft Borgo and Fcraft Borgo Dark, the latter being counterless. He also made Fcraft Smallpix (2009), Basica (2010, squarish) and Fcraft Sidarta (2010). Great web page, by the way.
Born in Porto, Portugal, Ivan Alves studied graphic design at ESEIG, Erasmus at Camberwell School of Arts in London and went to Barcelona to do an internship at Stanton Studio. Since 2011 he works at a studio in Porto called Nor267. In 2016, he designed the potato cut font Wild Potato. Its letterforms are based on the Jean-Luc font by Atelier Carvalho Bernau.
In 2015, he designed a custom typeface for the Brazilian beer Kaiser.
Goiania, Brazil-based graphic design studentr at Universidade Federal de Goiás in 2015, when she created the italic typeface Hadnos in cooperation with Guilherme Marques and Thiago Augusto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nuno Pedro Soares Alves (b. 1978, Lisbon) is the FontStructor who made Terramoto (2010), an earthquake font.
In 2012, he went commercial as UFF Portugal, located in Tomar. His commercial typefaces include Branca Poster (2012: a high-contrast fat didone poster family), and Shearman STD (2012: a rounded octagonal typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Criciuma and Florianopolis, Brazil, b. 1989. Creator of the monoline avant garde sans typeface Caos Light (2010), the handrprinted Mierda (2011), and the minimalist organic typeface Nawger Sans (2011). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wisconsin-based designer (b. 1987) of Love You Long Time, BLINGladash, Clare's-Special-Sauce, Could-Be-Infected, Got-Ballz, Retro-Stylee, Scrapbooking-Special, Sooper-Cool and stellar-handwriting, all handwriting fonts made in 2007. She also made the western look font WANTED-Dead-Or-Alive! (2007) and the script font Love You Long Time (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Camilo Alzate is from Medellin, Colombia. In 2012, he graduated from the type design program at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires), where his graduation work consisted of the informal typeface Sabrosa (2012).
In 2013, he created the warm text typeface Colemica.
Started and maintained by Portugal-born Pedro Amado, who taught in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University Porto, and is now professor at the University of Aveiro, the LiveType Project focuses on the development of complete Fonts using Fontforge. This project aims that everyone involved can and will learn more about typography and type developing in a collaborative method. It will provide the fonts and the font files regularly to users, developers and anyone with an interest in type. They are working on their first font. On Typophile, the question came up regarding the use of the (free) FontForge software rather than the commercial FontLab editor. Amado's reply and additional points:
New York and Pasadena, CA-based designer of the display family Hierarchy, which won an award at the TDC2 2001 competition (Type Directors Club). Rie studied with Jens Gehlhaar at the Art Center College of Design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Muneo Amano's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: the Nohofont family (1998) includes Cat's White, Cat's Black (cats take the shape of letters), Crayon (alphabet, katakana, hiragana), Rakugaki (child's dingbats), Usamoji. [Google] [More] ⦿
Using iFontMaker, Ana Leticia Amaral created Leca (2011, fat finger face). At the Universidade Federal de Santa Maria in Santa Maria, Brazil, she created the wonderful warm text typeface Nicole (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Quezon City, The Philippines, b. 1993, who used FontStruct in 2009 to make Pointers and Pointersoft (pixel arrow fonts), Eleaves, AcidSpeed, Parallelofont (octagonal), Missing Block, Acid Square, The First Font, Danubee (organic), Thorns, ReilyBill Richkid, Tabloid, StillAliveForNow, StillAlive, and The Curve.
In 2009, he added Unbranded, Nokia 6000, Quickening, Bump it up, Corte (3d shadow face), Unbranded, Piloton (techno; +Piloton G, 2012), Tahoma (pixel family), Raft, Paper Company (octagonal), Afro Style, Arko, 7th Service (stencil), Thorns, and Afro Superstar.
In 2012, he created Afro Superstar, Malibata Neue, a modernized and simplified Baybayin/Alibata (ancient Filipino writing), Gumball. In 2014, he designed the free gravestone typeface Furgatorio and an ancient Filipino script font, Malibata (2014, FontStruct). In 2015, he added XOX, the futuristic Babayin typeface Maria Stellar, and the techno sans typefaces Dozer One and Dozer Two. In 2016, he designed the marker pen font Jeboy and the coffin font Furgatorio Sans.
Typefaces from 2017: Alta (a fashion design sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Matatas One (a free Baybayin typeface), Cubao (free; inspired by the signboards hanged on Jeepneys, SUVs, buses and other transport vehicles within and outside the Metro), Quiapo (hand-crafted all caps sans), Alta Kratos (alchemic; with Jean Pierre Cruz). He explains the genesis of Quiapo which is based on signs hanging in jeepneys: Quiapo Free is a brush typeface dedicated to the Filipino sign makers, Jeepney drivers, and the daily commuters in the streets of Metro Manila and anywhere in the Philippines.
Israeli type designer. Creator of the paint drip Hebrew typeface Tipot (2010, Masterfont), Plateau MF (2010, Hebrew signage face), Amar MF (1986, Masterfont). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and art director at As If Magazine, Buenos Aires. For As If he created the prismatic op-art typeface Optic Alphabet (2015). He also designed a prismatic fantasy alphabet called Strings (2015) and the axonometric alphabet Axo (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer and illustrator in Barcelona and/or Bogota, Colombia, aka Xato.
Creator of the spiky hexagonal typeface Uglymann (2012). The octagonal typeface Crwell (2014) was designed on a rhombic grid.
Artist and printer, 1899-1950, who was based in New York City. He designed Bam-Stencil in 1937 for Ruttle, Shaw and Wetherill. Mac McGrew: Bam-Stencil was designed by F. L. Amberger and reportedly cut by Ruttle, Shaw&Wetherill, a Philadelphia typographic firm, about 1937. It follows the general style of Corvin us (Glamour) Bold, but is heavier and has stencil-like breaks in the strokes. No lowercase was made. [Google] [More] ⦿
Together, Elliott Amblard (France) and Gia Tran created the bold signage / retro baseball script typeface Paname FY at FontYou in 2014. At Long Type, he created Oradour: Inspired by french vernacular lettering, it is also a very contemporary re-interpretation of Eurostyle typeface (Aldo Novarese) by stripping it from this dated aesthetic. FontYou link.
In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, he designed Emil for his graduation in 2015. Emil is situated between a text typeface and a slab serif typeface. It is characterized by convex stems and low contrast and includes a Hairline weight.
In 2016, he published Yuzu at Indian Type Foundry. It is a simple yet effective straight rounded sans typeface family. Guide (2016), also published by Indian Type Foundry, is a wayfinding and traffic sign sans typeface family.
In 2017, Elliott Amblard and Théo Guillard designed Read Greek Condensed, which won an award at TDC Typeface Design 2018.
In 2018, Elliott Amblard and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the information design humanist sans typeface family Drive. It is accompanied by the more typewriter-styles families Drive Mono and Drive Prop, and published by Black Foundry. Angus (2018) is a multiplexed rounded sans typeface family by Elliott Amblard that includes a variable font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
For a school project at FADU / UBA (Buenos Aires), Agostina Amelotti (Lujan, Argentina) mixed Kabel and Dorchester when she created the elegant curly hybrid typeface Lemon Champ (2014). Also worthwhile is her cocktail lounge series of sample applications. [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian artist / painter / illustrator, b. 1966. Creator of the experimental typefaces Borges (2005), Latita (2000, organic), Ñanduti (2000), Pacífica (2000, based on Arial, the typeface used for the Iraq war declaration), Huev (2004), and Misiones. In 1984, he become Profesor Nacional de Artes Plásticas in Buenos Aires. Currently, he is a professor of design at Universidad Católica de Asunción, Paraguay. [Google] [More] ⦿
While studying graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Hanisha Amin (b. UK), who was raised in Arkansas, created an unnamed techno typeface in 2013.
Prince now lives in Brussels, and has taken a job as art director and graphic designer. Home page. In 2010, he published a booklet, Didot Fashion Victim. His fashion-inspired lettering is quite amazing, and so are his fashion illustrations. In 2011, he continues his amazing mixtures of typography and illustration in his design of a wall logo for Boutique no. 7 in Moscow. He also made the hairdo experimental caps typeface Touffe (2011). More fashion and vamp illustrations: Milano 2011, New York 2011, Paris 2011, Sophia Loren, Sofitel Brussels Le Louise (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Falling Angel Studio in Partile, Gothenburg, Sweden, was established in 2009 by Alireza Amiri (b. 1986, Teheran). Their first fonts include Circ (pixelish), Ki Moa Triangle Park (2011, with Mohsen Khaki), Sandikza (scribbly hand), Smart (rounded hand-printed face), Smart Maximus, Entoferno, Kakeroon (2010), Scatterbrain, XMadness (dot matrix face), Smart Wix (2010), Mazigh (2010, hand-printed), Jebrill (2010), Khoft (2010, grungy stencil), Kanta Cube (2010, block letters), Smart Maxim