TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Mon Mar 10 00:04:46 EDT 2014
Born in 1975, Nina David lived in Kaarst, Germany. She changed her working name to Nina Hons. Her commercial foundry is Font-o-Rama. See for a full description of Font-o-Rama and Nina Hons. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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 faces:
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. [Google] [More] ⦿
Espen Aaeng has been a designer and art director in Oslo since 1973. At Behance, he showed the high-contrast ball terminal / teardrop face 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).
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).
Free Uyghur Unicode fonts on a page by the Uyghur Computer Science Association. Free downloads in truetype, all copyright of the Uyghur Computer Science Association, and made in 2004: UKIJ3D, UKIJBasma, UKIJChiwerKesme, UKIJDiwani, UKIJDiwaniKawak, UKIJDiwaniTom, UKIJDiwaniYantu, UKIJEsliye-Bold, UKIJEsliye, UKIJEsliyeChiwer, UKIJEsliyeNeqish, UKIJEsliyeQara, UKIJEsliyeTom, UKIJImaret, UKIJInchike-Bold, UKIJInchike, UKIJJelliy, UKIJJunun, UKIJKawak, UKIJKufi, UKIJKufi3D, UKIJKufiChiwer, UKIJKufiGul, UKIJKufiKawak, UKIJKufiTar, UKIJKufiUz, UKIJKufiYay-Bold, UKIJKufiYay, UKIJKufiYolluq, UKIJMejnun, UKIJMejnuntal, UKIJMerdane-Bold, UKIJMoyQelem, UKIJNasq-Bold, UKIJNasq, UKIJNasqZilwa-Bold, UKIJNasqZilwa, UKIJOrxun-Yensey, UKIJQolyazma, UKIJRuqi, UKIJSaet, UKIJSulus-Bold, UKIJSulus, UKIJSulusTom, UKIJTughra, UKIJTuz-Bold, UKIJTuz, UKIJTuzBasma-Bold, UKIJTuzBasma, UKIJTuzGezit-Bold, UKIJTuzGezit, UKIJTuzKitab-Bold, UKIJTuzKitab, UKIJTuzNeqish, UKIJTuzQara-Bold, UKIJTuzQara, UKIJTuzTom, UKIJTuzTor-Bold, UKIJTuzTor, UKIJZilwa. Severl, if not most, of these fonts were made by Adiljan Ab. Fonts2u link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 face 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 face Female (2013).
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. Michael now works at Wolff Olins in New York.
Designer of the sans serif family FF Kievit (2000). This font family is also in the FontBureau collection, and is by many seen as the long-term replacement of Helvetica and Frutiger. FF Kievit won the typeface award at the ISTD TypoGraphic Awards 2001. It was also used to make the house font CDU Kievit for the CDU party in Germany. With paul Van der Laan, he codesigned FF Kievit Slab in 2013 in nine styles.
At Agfa Monotype, he and others designed the large GE Inspira family (2003-2005), about which Michael writes: I actually spent over a year working on the design of Inspira. It was Patrick's [Patrick Giasson] early concept that GE was drawn to, but at that time, it was way too funky and more display like then they wanted. I then took patricks original thoughts and spent several months refining the roman and created an italic (which Patrick did not do) which was then handed to monotype to create more weights and refine a bit. What you see in Inspira now, is quit different from Patrick's original concept. However, the more unique forms from Inspira are indeed driven by patricks original drawings and are the interesting forms of the font (v, x, z, y). I was also involved with art directing and working with the Monotype team (for over a year) in developing all the other iterations of inspira. All told, there were many people involved in the refinement of the Inspira font family. but I must say i would have to take a large credit in the design of inspira along with Patrick. I believe Patrick's designs and my designs created a nice balance that has made Inspira what it is today and of course let's not forget the hard work of monotype in really taking the font to the next level with all the weights, the condensed version, and exotics (Greek, Cyrillic, Turkish, etc.). Michael now works at Wolff Olins in New York.
From 2000-2006, he created MichaelAbbink-FFMilo-2000-2006.gif">FF Milo (FontFont), which was followed in 2009 by FF Milo Serif. These faces were developed for magazine and newspaper print and have therefore short ascenders and descenders. Paul van der Laan helped with the production.
Kirkland, WA-based designer of the display face GuGu (2013).
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 face 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 face (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 face 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 took part 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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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: Hypersober (textured shadow face), Hypersober Clean.
Israeli type designer at MasterFonts who made the hand-printed Hebrew face Racheli MF (2009).
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) 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] ⦿
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.
Alphabet-based dingbats designed by him in 1993 include 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 faces), 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 face 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).
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 calligraphy [it deservedly won an award at TDC2 2009], 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 serif family), Forma Solid (T26).
In 2013, Rui published Aria Text (a rational 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 humanistic element. Grafolita Script (2013) is a connected typeface family that borrows ideas from signage scripts.
Typefaces from 2014: Signo (a dynamic sans serif with reverse contrast, designed for editorial and branding).
Arabic typography web site and font foundry established in 2007 by Hasan Abu Afash, an Arab designer living in Gaza/Palestine. Typefaces: 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 face 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 face 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 face (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, 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.
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] ⦿
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).
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.
Bazilian graphic designer (b. 1988) and art director who lives in Sao Paulo. Creator of the ultra black face SubSquare (2009). Aka "subdoom".
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] ⦿
Ish Adames, a graphic designer and photographer in Philadelphia, PA, designed the titling sans typeface Duma in 2013.
Michal Adamiec (b. 1987) is studying at the Pedagogical University in Krakow, Poland. He made Murena (2012, a bouncy sans family), Cello Sans face (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] ⦿
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) is a furniture restorer, woodcarver and typeface designer. New Typography is his type design site. Vernon graduated in 2007 with an MA in type design from the University of Reading and lives in California. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Google Plus link. Fontsquirrel link. Klingspor link.
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 face 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 typeface), 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 (handprinted poster family), Sancreek (a Tuscan face), Oswald (in the old Alternate Gothic tradition of sans faces), 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 face available from Google Web Fonts), 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 faces 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).
French graphic designer who spent 2007-2009 at Ensaama Olivier de Serres in Paris. He does experimental type. His creations include Fake, Madone, Composite, Eleanor (hard sans), Marlene (octagonal), Magdalena, Versailles, Strates (multilined), Vanina-Vanina (artsy hairline sans), Quarante Cinq, TweenLady, Tatiana (hairline) and Lettuce. [Google] [More] ⦿
Paudex (Lausanne), Switzerland-based type designer, b. 1991, Switzerland. He created Swissa Piccola (2012, an old typewriter font).
Designer of IDM Minimal (2011, organic).
Designer from Keller, TX, whose fonts at Garagefonts include the futuristic family Transpond (1999-2000).
Velvetyne Type Foundry (or VTF) is the French foundry of Parisian Frank Adebiaye. It used to be called Velvetyne TypeForgery because he uses FontForge to design all his free fonts, which come complete with FontForge sources.
Author of a book on the life and work of Fran+çois Boltana (2012, with Suzanne Cardinal).
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] ⦿
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 face Ledbury. [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: Expatriate (a compass-and-ruler typeface).
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] ⦿
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.
Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011, who hails from India. His graduation typeface was Tranquebar, which covers Latin and Tamil. He also published the Latin/Tamil typeface The Herald in 2011. [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 (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).
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 faces Ironhorse and Ironrider (2007), revivals of classic wood type faces. 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 faces. 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) is a similar severe headline sans family. Sinder (2010) and Demon Sker (2011) are free grunge faces. 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 (2012, 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 2014: FTY Varoge Saro Noest.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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). It sells these typefaces: Arc (a minimalistic hairline sans), Encyclo (slab serif), Wurst, Equilibrium (serif face), Signalo (humanistic sans family), Element (monospaced typewriter face), Eckig (experimental), Optional. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate from KABK, The Hague, 2009, Type and Media MA program. Her typefaces:
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.
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 face 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 faces, some Victorian ornamental faces (F260 through F262), more art nouveau (MP418 through MP420) and blackletter faces (MP421)], Pierrot (psychedelic, groovy), Phydian (one of many Western style ornamental faces0, 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] ⦿
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 face Nave (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Fred Afrikyan. 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." Examples of his lettering: A, B, C, D, E, F, G. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge face Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made 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 faces Artificer (2011) and Flatland (2011). Home page. Petros is also a talented typographic illustrator---see, e.g., his Blue Heron (2011). An example of his typography for information design: Table Tennis for the 2012 Olympics. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 faces: 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 face inspired by bike chains and dot matrix ideas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian designer of Cap Constructed (2005).
London-based designer. Behance link.
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, Flytningar, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Galla, GallaBlack, GallaBold, GallaBold, Untitled, Gathora, Gubbrra, Gubbrra, Helvetet, InavelFrtvinad, InavelFrtvinad, InavelKromosomkalas, InavelKusin, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, InavelTetkaCyr, InavelTjockaSlkten, InavelTjockaSlkten, KEWKEN, Kattakodd, Kisskorv, Knarkarsvin, Knulla, Lantfnask, Lderbg, LillSnase, Lingonvecka, Manslem, Multihora, Muttprutt, Ollon, Onani, Pormask2039, PormaskRemix, Pormask-Ytterhud, Pormask, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskKlämd, PormaskKlämd, PormaskRemix, Porrblaska, Psttning, Pungen, Psttning, Reningsverk, Rttpick, Rugguggla, Rumpnisse, Runkspad, RuttenSpya, Rvkrm, Rvple, RvpleTjock, Rännskita, Rttpick, Rvkrm, Skäggbiff, Skinnbanjo, Skäggbiff, Snderfistad, SneflabbNormal, Snetripp, Snuskpk, SpinkigJvel, SpinkigJvel, Spräckaren, Spritad, Sprutfest, Spräckaren, Spyhink, Stjrt, Stjrt, Stngkorv, Stngkorv, Snderfistad, TarmSystem, Taskekseminflamerat, Taskeksem, Taskekseminflamerat, Tidelag, Tidelagskoprofag, Tjackluder, Tjockebo, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, Untitled, Untitted, 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] ⦿
She 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 face Knock, the handwriting face 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 faces (2011: Solera 2D, Solera 3D and Solera Canto) is designed for chrome jobs---smooth and flashy. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Johan Ahlberg's site on pixel fonts that are very readable at extremely small point sizes, on screen. Click on Swamp 2097. Download about 30 original fonts (called pixel fonts and dot fonts). Very impressive displays! Font names: 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).
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, 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] [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] ⦿
Aarhus, Denmark-based designer of an unnamed thin font with technical / architectural roots.
Just Another Foundry 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. In 2005 he established Just Another Foundry. 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) at Agfa-Monotype of the Rotis family in 1988-1989 (sold by Adobe), as well as 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. Bio. 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.
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.
Italian creator in Milan of the free techno face Black Caps (2011).
Turkish creator of the hand-printed typeface Furro Script (2012).
Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular faces, a contructivist face (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation face Alibaba), some geometric sans faces, 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] ⦿
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).
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her faces can be bought through YouWorkForThem and MyFonts: 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 face 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 face that revives the Harem/Margit face by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic face 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 face Konzept), Puma (2004, brush face based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (high ascender display face 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 face 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 face 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 face 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 face Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 face of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, with B. 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 face based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 face Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 face 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 face 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), 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 face 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 face Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall face in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film faces (they say that it is rooted in the film faces 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.
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] ⦿
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.
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.
Lahore, Pakistan-based type designer who made a 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. [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, 1976) associated with the Bauhaus School that made artistic ripples from 1919-1933. Ex-director of the Department of Design at Yale. Regarding the Economy of Typeface: an article explaining Albers' vision for typography. His typefaces: Display (1923), Schablonenschrift (1923-1926), Futura Black (1926, a great stencil face---Paul Renner and the Bauer design office made it into a typeface in 1929, and included it in the Futura series, even though Futura is quite different in concept) and Kombinationsschrift auf Glas (1928-1931; combine a few elements---it was recreated as P22 P22 Albers by Richard Kegler from 1995 until 2004; see also here). Kombinationsschrift is inherently modular, the principle at the basis of FontStruct and other font creation tools. On my pages, I sometimes call the blatantly modular faces in the style of Kombinationsschrift piano key fonts.
Parisian art director and graphic designer. Creator of the experimental face 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 face created to remmember the Greek finincial crisis of 2010. Its letters are quite geometric and seem lost in confusion.
Elena Albertoni (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.
At the Rencontres de Lure 2005, she spoke about OpenType and Latin characters.
Other faces include Kigara, Scritta (connected calligraphic script), Dolce (2005, connected script), Helene (squarish face), Valora, Schneider, Gregoria (a Gregorian chant font that won an award at TDC2 2007), Deja Rip and Deja Web (2010, eight-style sans family of great utility, codesigned with Fred Bordfeld; Cyrillic included).
Acuta (2010) is an all-purpose type family.
Spinnaker (2011) is a sans design based on French and UK lettering found on posters for travel by ship.
In 2011, Elena cofounded LetterinBerlin, a studio dedicated to handmade and digital design, with a special focus on lettering and type-design.
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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aka Chyrllene K. Daughter of Iza W, who desgned many typefaces at Intellecta starting in 2010. She studied applied mathematics and graphic design. In 2013, she wrote a thesis entitled Revival Tipografico at Faculdades Integradas Barros Melo, Brazil. She is credited with these faces:
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 face 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 face with connected and unconnected versions. Optic Art (2011) is an ornamental face 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: Ritts Cursive (in the style of the brush signage scripts descending from Robert E. Smith's Brush Script for ATF in 1942).
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. He created Vulgata (2013), an angular text face influenced by Dwiggins and Menhart. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Foundland-born type designer of the hand-printed face Soupbone (+dingbats), who directed commercials at Tricky Pictures, Chicago. He returned to Canada in 2000 to form Global Mechanic with filmmaker Ann Marie Fleming.
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 face SLChe, which was subsequently published at Sudtipos.
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 ("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).
Designer at Die Gestalten of 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). His fonts can also be found at Pfadfinderei. In 2009, he made the fat rounded modular family Knochen (Die Gestalten). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 shadowed 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).
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). [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 face Tuba (2011).
Behance link. John is a web designer in Los Alamitos, CA.
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 faces 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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 faces include Isopronto (2011, geometric), Vampire (2011), Blamed Neverland (2011, a connect-the-dots face), Lighter (techno), and Coffee (2011, ultra-condensed). [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 face Odyssea (2011).
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] ⦿
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).
French designer in Saint Rémy de Provence.
Filipino designer in Cebu City, b. 1997. Designer of the free font Recycled Bit (2013).
Designer in Barcelona. Behance link. She has been working since 2008 on some gorgeous typefaces, such as Ophelie, 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 face Nido.
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.
American creator (b. 1986) of the letter permutation face 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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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 face 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 created 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 UK-based FontStructor (student at Bristol UWE) who 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). His blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
Photographer, designer, and musician in Spartanburg, SC. During his studies atAnderson University in Anderson, SC, he designed the octagonal typeface Keystone (2013).
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 face Transition (2011). He also did the grotesk display face Pli (2011). Behance link. [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.
Zarga, Jordan-based designer (b. 1986) of the experimental faces X-Fire (2006), Relaxic (2005) and Graphiro (2005). Gerlaneu (2006) is a 6-style octagonal and geometric family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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.
Designer (b. 1979, San José, CA) who made the graffiti face Hypografic (2010) and the fingerpainted typeface Fingerlinger (2012).
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 2011, she created the absolutely fantastic ornamental caps face 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.
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 face 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, is an American typographer who designed Damage Control (1993, grunge), Mango Gothic (1991), Pimento (1998), Shooby (1992), Pink Mouse (1992, psychedelic), Tequila (1992, a bouncy play on Didot), Alex (1996, child's hand), Chicken Soup (1993), PC Gothic (2005), Rust Bucket (1994), ITC Aftershock (1996), ITC Outback (1997), ITC Serengetti (1996), ITC Ziggy (1997), Gusto Black (2003), Vinchenso (2003), Blog (2007, 1890's style display egyptian), Nine One One BA (2007, grunge). He also designed the clean handwriting face Zipty Do, Serendipity (2006), CEO Roman (2007), Paladium Gothic (2007, a sans), Snip Tuck (1994, a headline face), Rancho Grande (1995), Radiance Brush (1997, a casual brush script), and Sahara Bodoni (1996). 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, and specializing to some extentv in calligraphic script faces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts.
The complete list: ITC Aftershock, Alexandra Script (a formal script), Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Angular, Animated Gothic, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma (1993), Cabernet Sauvignon (2007, a take on Didot---I can't believe BA Graphics trademarked this name!), Cafe Aroma, California Sans, Calafragalistic (1992), Caslon Manuscript (1992), Champ Ultra (1995, Western billboard font), Chunky Monkey, Cookie Dough, Crackers, Crescent, Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate (1993), Extreme (chalk writing, 1996), Felicity Script, Flix, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo (2000), Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Mardi Gras, Mega (1993, a fat mini-spurred didone), Milano, Nightmare, ITC Outback, Pecos, Ravenwood, Red Dawg, Relaxed Fit, Richmond Hill, Road Gothic (1996), Robertson, Senegal, ITC Serengetti, Shazam, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Swank Gothic, Title Gothic Light, Torino Modern, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Yakety Yak (1994), Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do, Queen of Hearts (1991, script), Steel Magnolias (1995, blackletter family), Steeplechase (1992, wild West saloon font), Waimea (1992, poster font), Black Rising (2006, a black military style face), Summer Nights (1993, script), Sugar Shack (1995, curly script), Beaches and Cream (1996, a sans turned into a connected script), Jr High (1994, sports lettering).
Alonso Flair with its flared pants (2008) and Squat (2011, a stunted black wood style face) were started by Alonso, but finished after his death by John Bomparte, who 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.
The final font listing at MyFonts: ITC Aftershock, Alex, Alexandra Script, Allure, Alons Antique, Alons Classic, Alonso Flair, Angular, Animated Gothic, Bad Boy, Barnboard, Bedrock, Bodoni Roma, Brawn, Cabernet Sauvignon, Cafe Aroma, Calafragalistic, California Sans, Cedar Key, CEO Roman, Champ Ultra, Chardonnay, Chicken Feet, Chicken Soup, Chunky Monkey, Clearmont, Coffee Black, Cookie Dough, Crescent, Deco Inline, Deep Rising (2006, constructivist), Down Under, Elegante, Elephant Bells, Ellington Manor, Equate, Extreme, Fashion Didot, Felicity Script, Flix, Fraggle, Freaky Friday Extreme, French Vanilla, Galactic, Geo, Grandeur, Granny Smith, Gusto Black, Hatari, Headline Gothic, High Intensity, Island Sans, Italian Didot, Jr High, Ka Boink, Ker Pow, Key West, Klingon, Kresson Black, Linear Gothic, Lorraine Script, Malibu Heights, Manchester, Mardi Gras, Mega, Metro Gothic, Milano (2004, a didone face), Mission Hills, National Gothic, Nightmare, Oh Sweet Pea, ITC Out of the Fridge, ITC Outback, Paladium Gothic, PC Gothic, Pecos, Pink Mouse, Queen Of Hearts, Radiance Brush, Rancho Grande, Range Gothic, Ravenwood, Relaxed Fit, Road Gothic, Robertson, Rust Bucket, S&L Gothic, Sahara Bodoni, Senegal, Serendipity, ITC Serengetti, Shadow Gothic, Shangrala, Shazam, Shore Bodoni, Sign Gothic Bold Condensed, Slam Dunk, Sleepy Hollow, Sleezy, Snaggle, Snip Tuck, South Beach, Spice, Steel Magnolias, Steeplechase, Summer Nights, Swank Gothic, Tequila, Thats Amore, Title Gothic Light, Triple Condensed Gothic, Triumph Gothic, Vinchenso Regular, Wackado, Waimea, Wall Street Gothic, Wonka (1996, named after Willy Wonka), Yakety Yak, Zany, ITC Ziggy, Zipty Do.
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] ⦿
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 face 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 face 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 Englaiscana (2011). [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 face 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [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 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.
German designer of Ruzicka LH Freehand for Linotype Hell in 1993, together with Ann Chaisson. This face 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! [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Turkish type designer (b. 1954) in Izmir who sells through MyFonts. He graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989.
In 2011, Ahmet created the art deco chic family Turquoise, the techno sans family Altuna Sans, the semi-handprinted 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 face with slightly shaky outlines. Uno (2011) is an organic display face. The dispay 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 handdrawn 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, shasdows and ornaments), Halis Rounded, Troia (a flexible sans family).
Typefaces from 2014: Minimo (geometric organic minimalist sans family in four weights).
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 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 face Al-Bro. Behance link. [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] ⦿
Katya graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the display face 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.
Swedish photographer, b. 1976. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Alve (2013).
André Themoteo Alves\0Correa 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). [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 faces 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.
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 face Caos Light (2010), the handrprinted Mierda (2011), and the minimalist organic face 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 teaches in the Faculty of Fine Arts at the University Porto, 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] ⦿
Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 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.
Designer and illustrator in Barcelona, aka Xato. Behance link.
Creator of the spiky hexagonal typeface Uglymann (2012).
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 face 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 Maximus (2010), and Smart Toxonic.
The following alphading pages were published in 2012: Ghab Star David, Ghab Star Clipart, Ghab Star Bahai, Ghab Star, Ghab Leaf Plane, Ghab Leaf Lucky, Ghab Leaf, Ghab Heart Triple, Ghab Heart, Ghab Gravestone, Ghab Cloud, Ghab Bubble Speech Black, Ghab Bubble Speech 2, Ghab Bubble Speech, Ghab Bottle, Ghab Atom. They were created jointly by Alireza Amiri and Sevin Shiva.
Stuttgart-based Danny Amor was active in the 1990s. His fonts include Jesse James (2000, Western), Future World (1999, LED simulation), New Kids (3D face), CascadeScript, the monospaced pixel face Topaz-8 (1994), and Sarah Bernhardt (1999).
16th century Franciscan scribe and calligrapher (1501-1563), known for his 1554 writing manual Opera di Frate Vespasiano Amphiareo da Ferrara ... nella quale si insegna a scrivere varie sorti de lettere (Venice, 1554), the first place where one can find a Bastarda. Typefaces based on scans of his work include Gothic Majuscles (2003, Manfred Klein, based on Gothic Initials, 1554), and Amphiareo (2002, a Mac font made by Michael Schrauzer). Pictures of his capitals. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polish-Spanish designer, 1907-1980, who fled Spain in 1939 to Chile on board of the Winnipeg, and who revolutionized editorial design in Chile. He worked on the mag Zig-Zag. Examples of his sublime lettering: calligraphy, Cancellaresca, Gotica Bastarda, Romana Antigua, Romantica Humanistica, Rotunda. Photo. Joaquin Contreras wrote a thesis at the Faculty of Architecture of the University in Chile in 2007 entitled Diseño de fuentes tipográficas, basadas en los libros integramente caligrafiados por Mauricio Amster en Chile. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Powder Springs, GA, AKOFAType has published the following dingbats with symbology from Ghana: Adinkra Calabash, Adinkra FineFine, Adinkra WantaWanta (2007). The designer is Kwesi A. Amuti (b. East Lansing, MI, 1974). He is working on Steady Rockin (a display face) and Fat Head. In 2013, he published Ehmbeecee, a typeface with frames.
Parisian illustrator and designer. Creator of JPO (2012), a squarish typeface named after the event it was created for, les Journées Portes Ouvertes des Gobelins. He also made Irregular (2012, a paper cutout face), History (2012), an experimental typeface that uses various layers of overlays. Tribu (2012) is hand-drawn. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York City-based web and graphic designer (b. 1984, Los Angeles) who created the bilined headline face Doubletri (2011). She studied first at Tel Aviv University and then Instituto Europeo di Design i Barcelona. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangkok-based graphic designer (b. 1979) who founded Design Reform Council in 2005, and is senior designer at YWFT. He made Fetti (2009), a type experiment in 3d based on polyhedra. Spikes (2009) is a modern, wild and abstract handset. Buffer (2010) is a highly contrasted slab display face. Soaka (2010) is more grungy, but remains slabby. YWFT Gavin (2010) began as a hand-drawn exploration of George Bruce's Seven-Line Pica. YWFT Wonderland (2011) is a smorgasbord of various hand-drawn styles. Pello (2011) is an arts and crafts face with Mexican influences.
Art director in Athens, Greece. Creator of the hairline avant garde typeface Mythont (2013).
Russian fonts designed after historical examples. Free downloads. The list: Arkhive, Belukha1, BrokgauzItalic, Brokgauz, Edisson, Elzevir, Figured, Gloria, Heading (2004, by Anatole), Imperial, Italiano, Karmen, Medieval, Redinger, RomanaScr, Round-Italic, Saksonia, ScriptEnglishItalic, ScriptThinPen, Tcheconin41, Tchekhonin2, Venecia (2004, by Anatole), Washington (2004, by Anatole), Zecession, AAlbionicTitulNrSh, Flomast (handwriting), flomaster-Bold (handwriting), Flomaster (handwriting). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the Yoobee School of Design (Auckland, New Zealand), Ben Andersen created Silo Park (2013, based on the masts and rigging atop the boats that litter Aucklands Habour). [Google] [More] ⦿
Student at The Danish Royal Academy of Fine Arts - School of Design. Behance link. He is working on a Cheltenham-inspired text face (2011). Finally, in November 2011, he showed Academy Bold to the world---a virile sans face for texts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rheinfelden-based designer of free Luwian hieroglyphic fonts, LuwhittA (2006), LuwhittB (2006). These symbols were developed by M. Marazzi in Atti della Tavola Rotonda (1995) and D. Hawkins in Corpus of Hieroglyphic Luwian Inscriptions (Walter de Gruyter Verlag, 2000). See also E. Laroche's Les Hieroglyphes Hittites (Edition du Centre de la Recherche Scientifique, 1960) and Piero Meriggi's Hieroglyphenhethitisches Glossar (Harrassowitz Verlag, 1962). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at the University of Kansas in Lawrence, KS, Alex Anderson designed the squarish all caps typeface Nomadic (2012) and the straight-edged heavy metal band face Robotz Death Metal (2012).
Type web log run by Carl Anderson in Portland, OR. Carl Anderson is the designer of Cyclist (2005), a font done as a project in Amy Conger's class at the City College of San Francisco. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carl Edlund Anderson from the Dept. of Anglo-Saxon, Norse,&Celtic at St. John's College, University of Cambridge, makes medieval fonts of the highest quality. Made an Icelandic font, Eidlundur (Mac Icelandic encoding), Edlund Insular, Edlund SmallCaps, Edlund (Italic). Work on these fonts was done by Darcy Burner, Carl Anderson and Gary Munch. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Minnesota run by "Chank", who has been making fonts since 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel from Minneapolis (Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere) is Chank, the prolific designer. He runs Chank Fonts with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his faces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost. Chank is a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.
A partial list of his faces:
At Ascender, where one can buy the mostly hand-printed faces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Canadian co-designer of Raleigh (Ingrama, 1977) with Robert Norton, Carl Dair, Adrian Williams. Sold by Bitstream. Associated with Toronto's Typsettra, which in 1977 began the design of original typefaces for Berthold, Letraset and ITC. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Sparklefonts (est. 2005) showcases the work of founder Geoff Anderson, who wants to maintain legibility without compromising style. Chocolate is a flexible, monoline comic book family. Also: Obsidian (comic book), Festival (art nouveau), Dialog (liquid, with stencil versions), Groundhog, Tungsten (futuristic). The foundry is located in rural South-West England. [Google] [More] ⦿
Effektive (Greig Anderson) practices graphic design and communication in the UK. Among its many creations are some experimental typefaces such as Circul8 (2009) and Pixel8 (2009). Behance link. Originally from Aberdeen, Scotland, Greig graduated with a BA (Hons) Graphic Design degree in 2004 and previously spent 4 years working withinn the Scottish/UK design industry at multi disciplinary agency Curious (Previously CuriousOranj) based in Glasgow. Greig spent the academic year 2008-2009 in Sydney. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director, senior designer and illustrator in New York City. Creator of the following fonts, ca. 2013: Phys Ed Dept (grungy athletic lettering), Monogram, Wild Modern (spurred), Queendsbridge (bubblegum face), Motown USA, Wild Modern, Catholic Guilt (spurred).
Free fonts, mostly for artificial languages, by Jeff Anderson (Akumu). These include Aram, Rhaelik, SexyScript, Sketchy-Tirin, Tengwar-Typewriter, Tirin-Hand, Tirin-Script, Tirin-Type. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jesse J. Anderson (b. 1980) lives Puyallup, WA. At Devian Tart, he designed BoldnBugly (2002), and AlienBud (2002). He also made Fikle Skratch (2001), Boxer-Pants (2001), Inky-News (2001). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art Director at Vatson & Vatson (now Vatson Wunderman) in Estonia. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about Digitizing the "Estonian national" typefaces. In his own words: His fonts Pagana, Vaderi and others are based on a lettering of such Estonian mid-20th century typographers as Günther Reindorff, Paul Luhtein and Villu Toots. ATypiI reports: Mart Anderson is producing a range of revival typefaces based on the lettering on 20th century Estonian book designers. The character of their (mainly pen-drawn) work is rather like woodcut lettering, with gently curved slab sides. To make them suitable for typesetting, the characters have been slightly tidied up. Sample of his work on posters, 2005-2006. Scans of faces: Sula (2005, flowing and angular), Panin (2006, playful), EiBanner (2006, comic book face), AmaKaas (2005, again that soft angular theme). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the SKYfont family (SKYfontbrands, SKYfontmovies, SKYfontnews, SKYfontone, SKYfontsport, SKYfonttravel, SKYfontThick) for the SKY TV station. Can be freely downloaded here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Climate activist and lead designer for 350.org. His abridged CV in his own words: Born in Columbus, Ohio. Played with Legos. Loved to draw. Played drums in a high school band. Started messing around in Photoshop. Became a vegetarian. Studied green architecture at Western. Discovered that making posters and websites was more fun than building models. Moved to Washington DC to intern at Free Range. Moved to San Francisco to work for 350. Made some good friends. Ate too many burritos. Moved to Brooklyn for the hell of it.
In 2014, Matthew created the free sans typeface family Klima for the climate movement: Klima is my version of a more relaxed DIN: slightly wider, with a similar geometric foundation but more plainspoken. In three weights with obliques, free for non-commercial, non-climate denial use. It is exquisite and quite good, except perhaps that the italics are just obliques (slanted romans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Oakland, CA-based graphic designer and typographer. She created RF Franklin Phonetic (2011), RF Shavian (2011), and RF Deseret (2011). These were all designed to be part of the RF Phonetic Suite, a group of typefaces designed to support historic phonetic English alphabet reform. She also completed the Tamil faces Jatiya (2007, Tamil complement to the open-source Latin/Greek/Cyrillic typeface Gentium, designed by Victor Gaultney) and Surai (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Old URL. Another old URL. This was of the greatest archives, loaded with medieval and fantasy fonts, including many dingbats. Robert D. Anderson (aka Lord Kyl MacKay) scanned in many alphabets from "Medieval and Renaissance Alphabets" and created tens of beautiful historical fonts, and made them available free of charge: Anglo-Saxon 8th c, Battel Abbey 8th C, British Block Flourish 10th c, British Museum 14th c, British Outline Majuscules 10th c., Celtic Knot, Curved Majuscules 17th c., Decorated Majuscules 14th c., English Gothic 17th c, Floral Majuscules 11th c, German Blackletters 15th c, Gothic Leaf, Gothic Straight-Faced 18th c., Italian Cursive 16th c (GREAT!), Library of Minerva 9th c., Spanish Round Bookhand 16th c., Traditional Gothic 17th c, Vatican Rough Letters 8th c, Celtic Knot (caps), Gothic Leaf (caps font), Medieval Dingbats.
Fredrik is associated with Nordling's design company, Pangea Design, in Stockholm. Fredrik designed Berling Nova (2003-2004, Linotype; with Örjan Nordling) and Berling Nova Sans (2007, Linotype; with Örjan Nordling). Both typefaces grew out of Forsberg's Berling (1953). Enighet, done for The Swedish Trade Union Confederation in 2008 together with Fredrik Andersson, won a merit award at the EDAwards in 2008. In 2011, he cofounded Letters from Sweden with Göran Söderström. Fredrik lectures on the history and design of typography at Södertörn and Berghs SOO [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Petter Andersson is a Swedish graphic designer currently based in Amsterdam who specializes in identity, typography, web and print design. In 2011, he created the simple geometric display sans family Ekzakto. His blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ronald Andhrad (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) was inspiured by Kubrick's Clockwork Orange and a building in Rio in the design of his art deco / Futura-style stencil face Clockwork Orange (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Not to be confused with Phil's Fonts, Phil Fonts offers charityware fonts by Phillip Andrade who uses the nicknames Dry Bohnz, neatoguy and spamboy. Most fonts are grungy, and were designed roughly between 1999 and 2003.
The list: BlownDroid, Neatified, HappyLarry, IShotTheSheriff, Alien Marksman, EvilCow, Corporate Suit, BadHairDay, Tiptonian, Philbats. Grouped as Scroll fonts from the dead Sea, we find: Habbakuk Scroll (Hebrew), Manual of Discipline (Hebrew), Parthenon (Greek), Ambrosius, Problem Secretary (old typewriter), DeadCircuit, MoldyPillow, Pastorswrit, RadiatedPancake, StolenLlama, Untitled, WetNapkin, Worn Manuscript (1999, grungy blackletter), DustyWombat, NasalDrip, Alphasnail, CarbonatedFont, RaptorAttack (2001), Warped Greased Monkey, Alphasnail (2001), Beth David (1999, Hebrew), Greased Monkey (2001), Lost City (1999, Hebrew), Missing man out (2001), No Brainer (2001), Raptor Kill (2001), Spazbats (2002, dingbats), Speed of Oatmeal (2001), Troglodyte (2001), Polyphemus (2000), Infestation (2000), Hand Drawn Wasabi (2002, katakana font), I Am A Font Designer (2003, scanbats), Neosight (2003), FirstTemple (2003, an old Phoenician lettering font), ScreamingGuitar (2002, guitar dingbats), DHUgaritic (2003), PeskyPhoenicians (2003).
Greek graphic designer. He created a number of minimalist/pizelish/squarish Latin/Greek fonts in 2009 under the name City Fonts. His Totem Font (2009) is experimental. Nomass Team Font (2009) is a squarish stencil. His typographic posters.
Zdravko Andreev (Z-design, Bulgaria) created the free experimental faces Diffuse Away (2011), Broken Squares (2011) and Sliced Tech (2011). He also made Girl Characters (2012), Suns and Stars (2011, dingbat face), Pet Animals (2012), Boy Characters (2012), White Outlines (2011), Radiation (2011, radiation symbols), Sexy Love Hearts and Sexy Love Hearts 2 (2012), Christmas Shapes (2011) and Christmas Trees (2011).
French type professor (b. 1938) who designed some experimental fonts such as Delorme (1989). Jacques André has been working in the field of structured documents and digital typography since 1980. He was the leader of the European Didot Project concerned with the digitization of types. He is Research Director at INRIA (the French National Institute on Computer Science) in Rennes, and his work covers the digitization of ancient books and the encoding of their fonts and glyphes.
Author of Histoire de l'écriture typographique: Le XIXe siècle français (2013, with Christian Laucou). From the blurb: Pour montrer toute la richesse de cette période, les auteurs ont choisi d'en raconter les aventures successives: les Anglais avec l'invention des caractères gras, des égyptiennes et des sans-sérifs; la fonderie Gill√é qui devient celle de Balzac puis de De Berny et qui rejoindra, à l'aube du XXe siècle, celle des Peignot; la saga des Didot, de la rigueur de Firmin à l'extravagance de Jules; l'Imprimerie royale, puis impériale ou nationale, ses caractères orientaux et ceux de labeur, qui perdureront tant qu'il y aura du plomb; Louis Perrin, qui réinvente les elzévirs; les grandes fonderies françaises, qui rivalisent d'invention et de copies, et, enfin, les évolutions techniques de tout le siècle. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Escuela Superior de Diseño de la Rioja. Graphic designer in Logroño, Spain. Creator of the hand-drawn typeface Amanuense (2013) and of the pixelized typeface Pixelada (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Icelandic graphic designer in Reykjavik. Asplund's Stockholm public library inspired him to create the geometric compass-and-ruler family Tornado (2010). The New Black (2009) is a very black threatening headline type. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
French calligrapher from Saint-Laurent-en-Grandvaux. Designer of a French school font, which was presented in March 2005 during a meeting held at the National Museum of Education in Rouen, France. The link given here refers to a PDF which contains the proceedings of that meeting. Marion Andrews's school font has a basic monoline sans caps style tilted at only 5 degrees, and a connected lower case whose rhythm was influenced by the Dryad Writing style of Alfred Fairbank (1932).
Marion Andrews won an award for writing organized by the Ministère de l'Éducation nationale in France.
Marion organized a workshop on Fraktur/Gothic fonts, from 21-26 July 2003, in the Jura region of France. See also here.
Marion Andrews, Malou Verlomme and Laurence Bedoin collaborated on the school fonts Écriture A and Écriture B which are presented in Modèles d'écriture scolaire (2013), a document issued by the French Ministry of Education. These fonts are available from Eduscol. [Google] [More] ⦿
Viananda Andrias (Bandung, Indonesia) designed the Garutan Adiwijaya typeface in 2012. This type was based on patterns found in traditional garments (batik) from Garut, Indonesia. He also made the floriated typeface Rivaurum (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Main typographer (b. 1915) at AlphaType in Niles, IL. Bitstream states: AlphaType Corporation, a family-owned company, was founded by Al and Beatrice Friedman in the mid-1960s to make high quality but inexpensive phototypesetters for advertising typographers. In 1981 Berthold acquired AlphaType. He made Cremona in 1982 for Alphatype (now Berthold): a macho face to get your point across. He created the serif family Vladimir at Alphatype in 1966. Other faces there: Allan, American Gothic, Beatrice Script, Contemp, Magna Carta. At VGC, he published Andrich Minerva in 1965, which won Second Prize in the 1965 VGC National Type Face Design Competition. Designer of Vladimir Script (URW++, Elsner & Flake, Linotype), a calligraphic script downloadable here (URW version of 1995). Identifont page. MyFonts and Linotype refer to this designer as Vladimir Andrevich. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Quebec-based computer scientist who has been involved in the multilingual and Unicode world. He was one of the authors of a proposal adding Tifinagh to Unicode. He is currently working with people in France and Niger on the development of OpenType fonts to support Tuareg. He is also involved in other African scripts such as Moroccan and Sahelian Arabic and a recent script from the Congo (Mandombe). [Google] [More] ⦿
N. Andrushchenko's beautiful free old Cyrillic fonts called Orthodox (1994 Soft Union, 2000 Andrushenko), OrthodoxDigits, OrthodoxDigitsLoose, OrthodoxLoose, OrthodoxOrnament. An earlier version of this font family is called EvangelieTT (1994, SoftUnion Ltd., created by A. Shishkin and N. Vsesvetskii). See also here for these fonts foinished in 2003, based on the same originals by A. Shishkin and N. Vsesvetskii: Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Drop-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8, Orthodox.tt-eRoos-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-eRoos, Orthodox.tt-ieERoos-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieERoos, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Caps-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Caps, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-Drop-Caps, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-ieUcs8, Orthodox, OrthodoxDigits, OrthodoxDigitsLoose, OrthodoxLoose, OrthodoxOrnament.
His new site offers these fonts: Elizabeth_TT-Italic, Elizabeth_TT, Elizabeth_tt-Roos-Italic, Elizabeth_tt-Roos, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-Drop-Caps, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8-tight, Orthodox.tt-Ucs8, Orthodox.tt-eRoos-SpacedOut, Orthodox.tt-eRoos. The Elizabeth_TT series is a gorgeous done family from 1993 (by "ATRI"Graphic Bureau "Az-Zet"), and renovated in 2003 by Andrushchenko. The Orthodox series is by SoftUnion, 1994, rejuvenated by Andrushchenko in 2003. Free Coda music fonts by Andrushchenko, dated 2000, at the same site: MaestroSquare, MaestroWideSquare, PetrucciSquare. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born&raised in Grand Junction Colorado, educated in art&graphic design at Western State College of Colorado, Scott now works as a freelance designer in Wichita, KS.
Designer of the Latin/Cyrillic text superfamily Fregata (2010) while she was a student at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. Pic. Promotional samples of Fregata (serif and sans, regular and bold, Latin and Cyrillic) while we are waiting for the awards to roll in: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x, xi, xii, xiii, xiv, xv, xvi, xvii, xviii. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer of the comic book Latin typeface Mr. Bean (2013).
Creator of the free curly font Puppy Pooky (2012, an embroidery font), of Prestica (2012), and of the textured typeface Stoneflint (2012). Wilcom sells several font sets. They include curious offerings like Undergrad Tees, freshbase1, Babypop Outline, Babypop Distressed, Freshamn Athletic ESA, LC Lucida Graphic, and Papy Rustica D.
Graphic designer in Minneapolis, MN, who started life in North Dakota. He created the (free) tall sans display face Insanability (2010). He also made a Didot specimen poster. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer of Permutation 9, 5x5, Asiatiq, Dotto Regular, Leuna Nord, Natty Skinny, Natty Natty, Natty Fatty, OC Rater, Penumbra Black, Tulipa Arabica, Scriboni, and Siegelring. Earlier, he created the pixel font DSP9RMX (2001) with Stefan Gandl at Designer Shock. On the Fontomas CD, we find his dot matrix family Dotto: Dottoacqua (1998), Dottocrema (1998), Dottomokka (1998), Dottozucchero (1998). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian type designer. Some of his work:
Graphic designer in Copenhagen. In 2012, he created the bold grotesk face Baltikum. He explains: Baltikum is a typeface inspired by the work of Danish designer/architect Knud V. Engelhardt. The type is based on an all capital letters alphabet by Knud. In collaboration with Christian Smed and Frederik Ibfelt 'Surplus Wonder' we create a modern version which includes the lowercase version of the alphabet. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kristen Ankiewicz offered lovely type 3 fonts and postscript examples of fancy things such as curlicue letters, and beads. She also has a lovely Celtic alphabet done in Adobe Illustrator. Fractal postscript demos as well. All free, of course. The fonts are here. Kirsten runs Ankiewicz Studios, an art studio in San Francisco. [Google] [More] ⦿
German type designer. He created Mönchs-Gotisch (or: Mediaeval-Gotisch) in 1877 (Schnelle says 1881) at Genzsch & Heyse. In 1876, he made Neue Schwabacher (normal and halbfett) at Genzsch & Heyse (and Klinkhardt). That same type can also be found at J. John&Söhne and at JG Shelter&Giesecke.
Author/editor of Kunstwerke der Schrift Bund für deutsche Sprache und Schrift (Großenkneten 1994).
Designer in Bandung, Indonesia, who created the ornamental caps typeface Oculus (2012), a custom design for Sirkus Garut based on Georgia.
Freelance graphic designer. Stones inspired Pierfrancesco Annicchiarico (Grottaglie, Italy) to design the experimental typeface Secco (2009). The Cà brùtta building by Giovanni Muzio in Milan got him to design Monumentale (2009). The 2010 logo for Bar Marangi in his home town is also quite refreshing. He also made the experimental geometric faces Cutoff (2011) and Apulia Round (2010).
Designer of these free Khmer fonts in 2003: Kampot Gras (2 styles), Kompong B, Lekh Hora B and Lekh Hora Mool. He also assisted Xavier Dupré with the creation of ChriengCKS. Download here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer, living in Paris. From 2007-2009, she studied type design at Ecole Estiene in Paris. In 2010, Budapest inspired her to create the open organic face Buda, which is characterized by large counters. Free download at Google Code. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marie Antoine (Krispy Krush) is an illustrator and art director in London, b. Gerardmer, France, 1979. Creator of the curvy free font A Taste ofHeaven (2010). Home page. In 2011, she went commercial at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer at SignDNA who created the 3-d fonts Banner Priz, Corinne, Lori Slant, Nicole, Tommy B, Rocinante, Zak, Prizmatic Numbers. His bio there states: Dan Antonelli owns and operates Graphic D-Signs, Inc. - a full service graphic design and advertising agency. He is focused on providing small to mid sized firms a one stop solution for all their marketing services, from logo and print advertising design to custom truck lettering and web design. His favorite type of work is logo design, and he recently published a book through SignCraft entitled Logo Design for Small Business which features over one hundred logo design. He has had his work featured numerous times in SignCraft. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polish designer (b. 1989) who created Balls (2006), Ross (2006, handwriting), MPL (2006, handwriting), Dominos (2006, handwriting), Qlfones (2006, handwriting), Melsy (2006, handwriting) and New Age (2007, handwriting). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free handwriting face Ma Sexy (2004). In 2003, she made the handwriting fonts MABrownietOO, MAFishy, MAFlirtyBLOCKED, MA-Flirty, MAKulot, MAQuaddie, MASexy, MASimplePleasure. They can be downloaded here.
Designer of the fattish comic book face Obelix Pro (2011), which covers both Latin and Cyrillic, and seems to be based on the titling face of the Asterix and Obelix series. In 2012, he added Obelix Pro Cry and Obelix Pro Broken. [Google] [More] ⦿
Professor Elmer H. Antonsen, Head Department of Linguistics at the University of Illinois, has developed a runic font for the Mac called Vimose (this font is not on his site though). [Google] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based designer of a modular monoline typeface in 2012. In 2013, at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he created the paperclip typeface Stepan, the shaky typeface Artquake, the display typeface Duchess, and Sketch Font (alphadings). [Google] [More] ⦿
Esa Anttikoski's page with minority Russian language links. Has fonts for Altai/Mari, Kazakh, Tatar, Chechen, Chuvash (TimesEC), Udmurt, Ossetian, Karelian, Yakut. His font Abur (2000). Subpage on Russian minority language fonts. In particular, free fonts offered include
Lisbon-based creator of the oil slick display face Ville Nouvelle de Boughezoul (2011), probably as a commission for the Algerian city of Boughezoul. She is a graduate from IADE in Lisbon. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frederico Antunes (Chiba Chiba) is a designer From Porto Alegre, Brazil.
At T-26, he published the runic display face Pixo (2007). In 2009, he created the boxy rave and drugs-inspired Fiasco (YouWorkForThem) and the experimental Cabulosa (YouWorkForThem). Other fonts include VoidJam and Cachorra (based on urban Brazilian calligraphy).
Dexsar (b. 1991) lives in Makassar City, South Celebes, Indonesia. Starting in 2012, he designed free typefaces. In 2013, he went commercial as Majestype.
Creator of the free logo font Dipanegara (2012), DHF Broffont Script (2012), the hand-printed DHF Semangat 2012 (2012), and the pretty hand-printed typefaces DHF Quinta's Diary (2012) and DHF Happy Birthday Ryan (2012).
In 2013, he added DHF Story Brush, DHF Milestone Script (a tattoo script available from 123 Creative), DHF Dexgraffiti Return and DHF A Great Happiness (hand-printed), Roverd (2013, signage script), Story Brush (brush face), Broffont Script (retro signage script).
Frankfurt-based photographer, b. 1973. Creator of the free font Toms Handwritten. In 2008, this font was commercialized as Toms Handwritten (URW++).
Yusuke Anzai is the designer of the futuristic and LCD-type fonts Stargazer, RGB, Signboard, Match99, Calcium, Cocoa, Scratch, Escape, Speedstar, Psycho, Naturalist, Galapagos, and Prototype, mostly freeware. Mac only, type 1 and TT. The YG01 series seems to be commercial. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tarra Anzalone (Tarra Design, Huntsville, AL) created the quite elegant condensed sans typeface Tarra Tall (2013).
Designer at MvB Design of these fonts: AcmeAnimals (1993), AcmeDinosaurs (1993), AcmeExpressions (1993), AcmeGreenGarden (1994), AcmeSportsGames (1993), AcmeWhatever (1995), AuntMildred (1995), MVB Fantabular and MVB Fantabular Sans (2002, a monospaced typewriter family), the HotsyTotsy family (1995-1996, with Mark van Bronkhorst), MVB Pedestria Pict (2002, dingbats), MVB Pedestria (2002, sans family), MVB Grenadine One and Two (2003, sans families).
Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: AddFatMan, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, IronPoint7, StandardBitmapPoint9. Mac type 1 and Windows truetype. Font names: AddCityboyNormal, AddElectricCity, AddFatMan, AddJazz, AddLGBitmap09, AddLine, AddLoopsNormal, AddMBitmap06, AddRusty, AddShade, AddSniperNormal, AddSpeedy, AddStandardBitmap (2011), AddStarSugarNormal, AddStarSugarOblique, AddSteel, AddWBitmap09, Addround. Font Pavilion sells AddWasp (1999). He designed PointN (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 1996, Aoki won Silver Prize at the annual Tokyo Type Designers Club competition for a logotype he designed for Hiromichi Nakano Design Office. Born in Tokyo in 1965, and employed by San-Ad Co., Ltd. since 1989. [Google] [More] ⦿
Raquel Aparicio, one of a group of illustrators called Purple rain Illustrators in Princeton, NJ, published an erotic all-caps alphabet in American Illustration 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freelance graphic designer from Lebanon. Born in Sharjah, UAE, an Armenian with a Lebanese nationality. Graduate of the Type and Media program at KABK, 2009. There, he designed Arek, an Armenian typeface specifically designed to replace the typefaces currently used in school books. It is a fresh interpretation of the ancient Armenian script used in the old manuscripts. My ambitious plan for this project is to include a serif and a sans serif version, containing upright and cursive forms, with multiple weights, display versions and initials. However, currently the project includes only the serif upright, regular and black weights, in addition to the cursive and the initials. This face was awarded First Prize in the Granshan 2010 competition for Armenian text types. Arek was finally published by Rosetta Type Foundry in 2012.
After graduation, he started freelancing as a graphic and type designer in Amsterdam. Partner at The Place.
Other typefaces include The Chattam (2009, a Clarendon revival), Boujour (2008, an ultra fat deco face), Moudwi (2007, an experimental Arabic detached typeface inspired by the Unified typeface created by Nasri Khattar).
French type designer (b. Paris, 1962) who designed the experimental fonts Carré, Octobre (a stencil in the De Stijl genre), and Aleph in 1994. [The digital versions of these fonts are due to Franck Montfermé.] First prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club in 1995, and a Judges' Special Prize at the same competition in 1999. Poster exhibition. Bio.
Since 1992, he has been teaching typography at the Ecole Nationale Superieure des Arts Decoratifs.
In 2012, the people at Nouvelle Noire in Zurich helped produce several of Apeloig's typefaces:
A free handwritten kanji font, dated 2006: KanjiStrokeOrders. Plus another free kanji font, Choumei (2008). Inside the KSO font, we learn that Ulrich Apel was the motor behind the font and the project. Tim Eyre turned the SVG data into a font. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York-based Puerto Rican artist, who designed the sports dingbat font DF Energetics (1995). Versions at Elsner&Flake, ITC and Esselte (original). This font was inspired by Picasso.
Designer of Cyrivendell (2011) about which he wriotes: Cyrivendell - a portmanteau of Cyrillic (which it does support entirely) and Rivendell, the fictious city from LOTR. This script does resemble a couple of existing and popular fonts; this one, however, focuses on Cyrillic and also contains all European international characters. Cyrillic support is for Serbian, Macedonian, Russian, Ukrainian, Bulgarian and Belarus. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the art deco multiline face Beacon Hill (2009, FontStruct). The font is called "Beacon Hill" because it's inspired by the totem pole carvings at Beacon Hill park in Victoria, BC, Canada. If you turn the word on its side, it looks reminiscent of a totem pole. Dave Aquino is located in Vancouver. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Rio de Janeiro (b. 1982) who created a mecano-style typeface called Articulada (2011) and the basic geometric shap face Patriota (2012, based on the Brazilian flag). Articulada won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Yani Arabena (b. 1985, Buenos Aires) graduated from the University of Palermo in 2007 and then from FADU-UBA in Buenos Aires in 2012. Her graduation typeface in 2012 at FADU UBA (University of Buenos Aires) is the signage script face Abelina.
Yoshihide Arai's Japanese foundry which produced these free fonts from 2003-2007: Acidpunk, Aqutone Circle (only black circles), Blockbox3D, BlockboxHeay, BlockboxLigh, BlockboxMaruheay, BoxboxboxHeay, Bubble, CharacerAfro, ChildrenLigh (children's scribbles), Circle, Genjiko, Genshi, Gucle Bold, Handoo, Heainz, Hexagon (hexagonal letters), Hieroglico A, Korrekt (techno), Korrekt Oblique (techno), Majipane (kana face), Marudo (pixel face), Mimot Bold (curly), Mixertype (dings), MonolinRegular (upright script), Morphon, Newdo99 (pixel face), Nwnwn, Omocha No. 1 and No. 2 (dingbats), Rippen Regular and Bold (octagonal), Teks Bitmap, Ufons, Webicon1 (dingbats), Acidpunk. Old URL of its predecessor, YaFontWeb. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manila-based creator of the very original multilined caps typeface Achille Castiglioni (2011), which was named after the industrial designer. She graduated from the Ateneo de Manila University in March 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
SMOG (Santiago Motion Graphics) is a design studio in Santiago (Chile) founded in 2007 by Moisés Arancibia and Pablo González. Typefaces by tyhe studio include the display faces Alpaca, Hola Mundo, Mokeka, Mafia, Matas, Central, Chacon and Bikini.
Felipe Cáceres helped out with the final production of these typefaces designed by Moisés Arancibia: Alpaca (a slab face), Mafia (an experimental face), Mokeka (a display face), Matas (a display face), Central (a display face), Chacon (a black rounded face), and Bikini (a squarish face).
In addition, Moisés Arancibia created Menu (not at SMOG) and Hola Mundo (alien dingbats, some of which were designed by Sebastian Platz and Sebastian Pagueguy).
During his studies in Santiago, Chile, Javier Araneda designed Egenau Pro (2009). It was inspired by Chilean sculptor Juan Egenau Moore (1927-1987), who uses aluminum carapaces in his sculptures. [Google] [More] ⦿
CEO of Tahavolgaran Arse Ettelaat in Tehran. His old site offered two free fonts: Sin-Titr-Bold (1997, Sina Dadras), and Mellat (1999, Majlis Research Center by Reza Arani). He explains that he was one of the first people to solve the problem of Persian scripts on web pages, and that his fonts were designed for that purpose, mainly. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogota, Colombia-based typographer and type designer who created these typefaces in 2013: Sofona T, Sofona 3 (elliptical sans), Magica (display sans), Eclipta (squarish face). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Greek graphic designer. She studied Graphic Design at TEI, in Athens, and later received an MA in Communication Design from Central Saint Martins, in London. During her stay in London, Kanella worked as an Art Director for some design agencies.
Graphic design student from El Salvador currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He created the children's book alphabet World of Goo (2011), which is based on goo, dirt, slimy monsters and worms. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Monterrey, Mexico, b. 1990.
Creator of the thin chisel font New Theory (2012), of the stick font SixSixSix (2013), and of the hand-drawn Dollar Lemonade (2013, yours for two dollars), Beeeer (2014) and Composition (2014). Free download.
RAS Design is Rodrigo German or Rodrigo Araya Salas, a designer from Santiago, Chile, b. 1987.
Creator of many hand-drawn free fonts.
His typefaces from 2008 and 2009: Super (2009, for signage), Snow (2009), Mari (2009), El Cubano (2009, dingbats of faces), Mental Freak (2009, outline), Freak Animals (2009), Kona (2009), Brigada Ramona Parra (2009, dingbats), Happie (2009, dingbats), Santiago Icono (2009), Icono Skate Dingbat (2009), 78 Skate (2009), The Sorden (2009), Estilo Urbano (2009, stencil), Tetris (2009), Techno (2009), Kona (2009, childish hand), Parody Logoskate (2009, dingbats), Fat Love (2009), La Rata Bizarra (2008), Tabla (2008), A Mano Alza (2009), Maribel (2009, handwriting), Stencil (2009), Rayando (2008, chalky writing), Klam, Loco TV, Monos Frekis (2008, funny dingbats), Tabla (2008), Happie (2009, more funny dingbats), Funny Icons (2009), Kiltro (2008, dog dingbats), Pokemona (dingbats), Maniatico (scratchy outlined hand), Bizarro 1 (outline hand), Chile (dingbats), Freaky (2008, dingbats), Esquiso (outlined handwriting), Crazy Ras (outlined and handprinted), Skatelove (2008, dingbats), Los de Abajo (2008, dingbats), Logoskate (2008), David (2008, flowing ultra fat face), Destruccion (2008, grungy), Skateboarding (2008, ransom note face), Mike Valley (2008, skateboard dingbats), Rodney Mullen King (2009, skateboard dingbats), El Chavo del 8 (2008, scanbats), Grande Maradona (2008, scanbats), Saintfont (2009, handprinted), New Tetris (2009), September 11 Icon (2009, a powerful set of dingbats), Icono BMX (2009, bike dingbats).
Typefaces from 2010: Commando X (2010, a pixel dingbat face for computer games), Raya Irregular, Mari+David, Depressive Icon, Esquiso, Ego (2010), El Cubano (dingbats with faces), Barras Bravas (almost graffiti face), Globe Face (award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010).
Fonts done in 2011: Logo Font, Buen Dia (ransom note face), Drugstore (blackletter), Condorita (dingbats), KingKöng (a nice fat letter comic book face), Rolo (fat letter face), Logo, Comando X (a pixelized dingbat face based on video games), Catbox (2011, fat and rounded), Joia (a thin octagonal face), Plop (a "hip hop font").
Typefaces from 2012: Designio (rounded sans family), Nollie, Rocka (triangulated), Mosku (paint or blood drip face), Gigio Italia Bizarre (dingbats), Conny Rocket, Retro Hand Type (stitched), Wood (wood type simulation), Tritona, Nollie, Zdravo Maria (children's hand), Bordados (stitched typeface).
Typefaces from 2013: Mexe, Polly, Pintanina (comic book caps face), Giger Free (inspired by the paintings of H.R. Giger), Rango (fat hand-printed face), Smile (fat signage face), Pequeña (a fat finger typeface for children's books; in Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Children One, Lollapalooza, BRP (dingbats), Koni Black, Cusco, Rorschach, Children One (poster font), Varial Hellflip, Marty (hand-drawn poster font for Latin and Cyrillic), Barricada [not to be confused with the Barricada font by Sudtipos].
Typefaces from 2014: Alboroto, Loyola (cartoon script started in 2013).
Pixelsurgeon has pixel and other fonts by Jason Arber, a typographer/designer based in London. Partially commercial. Free fonts: Teenage Delinquent, Pancake, Good Advice, Chinese Whisper (neat Chinese seals by Rina Cheung). Commercial: Waikiki, Tekno, Surgery, San Francisco, Rubbish, Protopixel, Pixelbitch, PhutureBelly, Octopuss, Offender, Los Mutantes, Eviltype, EqualRights, Buddha's Teeth, Boxy 35, Boxy 5, Bongo, 3Some, Area 51. old Phont Typographics page. Other fonts that were at Phont Typographics include Phont Threesome (like Mahovac's Kalendar), Poopy (by Funny Satan), Fantazija (by Jason Arber), Crunchy Fax Phont, Death Phont (Jason Arber) and Nobby Phont (by Jason Arber), as well as Iron Forge Phont (1999, free at Chank's). [Google] [More] ⦿
James Arboghast (b. Melbourne, Australia, 1963) runs Sentinel Type, which he started in 2003 out of Collingwood, Victoria. He is now in Kew East, Victoria. He is a freelance advertising creative. His first commercial face was Ganymede (2003), which was later extended to Ganymede 3D (2005). He also made BigNoodleTitling-Oblique (2003) and BigNoodleTitling (2003) [for these, you are asked to send a cheque to Maurice Dorisio in Victoria, Australia], Citizen Kern (2003, free), Maus (2003, free octagonal block-shadow face), Rhodaelian (2004), Primex (2003, a gaspipe family), Sten (2004, a heavy mechanical stencil family that includes Sten Cyrillic), Adam Gorry (2004, a traditional inline all caps family; also a starred style called Lights), Midnight Kernboy (2004), DeLouisville (2004, Western Tuscan billboard face), Jellybrush (2005), Euphonia (2003), Verzierte Schwabacher (2005, Typoasis, with Petra Heidorn, based on a blackletter font by that name from the Carl Kloberg foundry in 1891; also called Schwabach Deko), Sibyl (2005, an inline Schwabacher, Blue Vinyl), Bug Blatter Mega Grotesk (2007), Amity (2007, a unicase type design in the spirit of Bayer Universal), Soft Serve (2005, comic book or ice cream cone ad typeface designed by Haley Fiege and James Arboghast), Pykes Peak and Pyke's Peak Zero (2008, avant garde), Jabberwub (2008, chewing gum type) and Big Noodle Titling (2008).
Arboghast is his professional name (as he states: I write ads and I create professional pseudonyms for artists and brand names for a living, among other things.).
Designer from the Gold Coast in Australia, who created an ornamental octopus-themed ornamental alphabet called Tentacle (2013).
Bhanu Arbuaratna is a New York based Art Director, designer and illustrator. Behance link.
Type designer (b. New Jersey, 1967). He is involved in ornament design at the foundry of Charles Nix, New Fonts in New York, where he helped create Nani, NixRift and Tuk Tuk. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Buenos Aires, Bel Ardila created the Western typeface Bullet Type (2013): At first the design was a reference to the Franco-Belgian comic Lucky Luke and then its own personality emerged. [Google] [More] ⦿
Quezon City, The Philippines-based designer of the display typeface Tahigami (2013), which combines origami with triangular patterns. Tahi is Tagalog for stitch, and kami is Japanese for paper.
Foundry in Ixipcalli, Mexico, run by Mexico City-based Francisco Arellano (b. 1981). Creator of the free monoline sans faces Coamei (2011) and Copilme (2011), the informal monoline face InColhua (2011), and Huelic (2011).
In 2012, they published the commercial typefaces Bolta (monoline organic sans), Caronta (a monoline humanistic sans with a large x-height), Tecpana, Naolica (a monoline, elliptical sans family), Auloe (a rounded contrast-laden sans family), Olpan (monoline sans family), Kaodai (monoline sans), Ocelca (a tribal organic type family), Qatana (a Peignotian sans family), Metrica (an organic elliptical sans family in 12 styles), Minimalista (monoline sans family with a hairline weight), and the elegant wide sans family Ekon.
Typefaces from 2013: Ancora (high-contrast fashionable titling face), Binaria.
Graphic designer in Milan who was born in 1990 in Ancona, Italy. In 2011, he made a grid and compass-based geometric face called Le Tour Eiffel. At Politecnico in Milan, Nicolo Arena and Claudia Consiglieri did research under Marta Bernstein on the use of typefaces in the music field. Nicolo Arena designed the compass and ruler-based typeface Tour Eiffel (2012).
Danish designer (b. 1989) of the grunge ink spill face Arensdorff Ink (2011), of the experimental monoline face Elephont (2011), and of Egyptian Hieroglyphs Silhouette (2011) and Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphs (2011).
In 2012, she created an unnamed black didone display typeface.
Buenos Aires-based designer, b. 1971, Buenos Aires. Graduate of the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, class of 1993. Since 1993, he teaches at that same university. Author of Libro Expósitos. La tipografía en Buenos Aires 1780-1824. In 2013, he received the FADU Prize for his work Expósitos. Revalorización patrimonial tipográfica del Buenos Aires virreinal (1780-1810).
In 2013, Fabio Ares and Octavio Osores created the vernacular railroad signage typefaces FC Sud and FC Monte Chingolo, which is based on iron signage found in train stations in Argentina. In 2010, he designed the colonial typeface family Expositos (in redondo, cursiva and vinñetas styles). There is also a book called Expositos La tipografia en Buenos Aires 1780-1824.
pleaseletmedesign is a duo of Belgian graphic designers comprising Pierre Smeets (b. 1981) and Damien Aresta (b. 1979). They set up their own graphic design studio in 2004 after graduating from Saint-Luc Higher School of Arts in Liège (Belgium) and spending almost a full year in ERG (Graphic Research School) in Brussels (Belgium). The projects of pleaseletmedesign range from graphic design, books, posters, identities and stationnery to exhibition design, signage, titles sequences, and website in cultural sectors as diverse as music, architecture, cinema and advertising clients. Toyota Belgium used a car to design the outlines of an upright script called iQ (2009). Free download. The font was made by Pleaseletmedesign. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (handprinted 3d outline face), Nova Solid, Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, Ink In The Meat (tattoo font), NORMAL, POPCORN (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined hand-printed beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, Black-Oak, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (handprinted outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean designer of La Choly, a signage typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text face category. Her Rakatan Negra (2011) is a comic book face that can be had for free at Andez.
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Aka Mario Ernesto and Mario Ariaz. El Salvador-based designer (b. 1988) of the pixelish face Cube (2011) and the hand-printed face Stylo (2011).
Company based in Dallas, TX, that markets Marwan Aridi's great drawings. His borders, ornaments, initial caps, ribbons and banners are almost legendary. They are for now in EPS format, and truetype and type 1 versions are available for many. Alternate URL. He sells great sets of drawings for the following: Arabic Calligraphy Art, Arabic Caps&Fonts, Web Clips, Initial Caps I, Initial Caps II, Initial Caps III, Initial Caps IV, Historical Ornaments Patterns&Frames, Arabesque Ornaments, Arabesque Borders, Olde World Borders I, Olde World Borders II, Calligraphia, Olde World Ornaments, Ribbons, Banners&Frames, Ornamental Backgrounds, Crests, Ribbons&Frames, Typography&Printer's Ornaments, Aridi Fiesta, Business 1, Background Two, Arabesque Designs. Alternate URL. Arab Caps has many fonts. Package of 30 display fonts for 500USD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Don Serifa is a beautiful and informative Spanish type blog run by Pedro Arilla, who is based in Zaragoza, Spain, and who was born in 1984 in Ejea de los Caballeros, and studied graphic design at Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón.
During her studies at the School of Arts, Design & Media Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Suhaila aris created the modular typeface Poised (2014), which has adapted patterns embedded in the font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Slovenian designer (Ljubljana, b. 1983) of the futuristic monoline sans family Nouvelle during the design workshop TipoBrda in 2008. It was perfected and started selling at MyFonts in 2011. In 2009, she created Afrikana [Behance link], an alphabet with a decidedly African theme.
Stamp & Press (Stamp och Press in Swedish) is a fifteenth-century type papermill, hand press printing office, hand stampcutting and hand-casting office, bookbinding and digital fonts foundry created and operated entierly by Swedish punchcutter and printmaker, Richard Årlin, b. 1945. He runs Stigbergets Stamp och Press using his own metal types, own paper and own engravings. MyFonts.com states: He cut the punches for his own typefaces, Ungut and Stanislaus. He has also made the a digital version of those designs called Moravus, which has been used for all advertising and posters for Ingmar Bergman's Maria Stuart at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre.
Also called Stigbergets Stamp och Press.
Icelandic art director, designer and typographer Sigurður Ármannsson graduated from The School of Arts and Crafts [now Icelandic Academy of the Arts]. He teaches there part-time. He also studied at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten in Amsterdam.
His font anatomy wallpaper is a visual glossary of the parts of typefaces.
Israeli designer (b. 1986) of Kitbiya Amerikaya (2006), an organic grunge jungle face created for the Sterna 2395 comic book series, and Chronicles of Arkmar (2008) and Hebrew Chronicles (2008). Alternate URL. In 2010, he made the Groovy cursive Hebrew font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer, educator and artist who studied at the University of Wisconsin. She created Lady Killer (custom typeface and logo designed for Lilly Red Studio, Wedding Photography and Invitation Design, Chicago), Stylo Neuf (2009, a contrasted sans done in laser-cut letterpress), and Foundry Type (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in the north west of England, David Armstrong designed the dot matrix all caps typeface Fernando (2012).
Grunge type, digital art. New York-based. Fonts created by Jon Armstrong. About 15 dollars per face. Fonts: BadNovel, Bizheads, HighSodium, Insecurity, Jiggy, MildHeadache, NoBleach, Rash, ToxicMarker. All formats except Windows PostScript. [Google] [More] ⦿
American designer of Vacillation (2001, a display font), Cursory, a pixel font, Rotund, another pixel font, Being (2002, a tiny all caps screen font), Chronic (2002, unreadable pixel font), Quadrate (2002, a nice pixel font family), and Typical, yet another pixel font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original designs such as TRUCK Conky Choo Driver, a dingbat font by Chris Stone. Don Weber's grungy Truck Novembre Gruppe, Truck Rocketry by Truck Armstrong, and truck transmission by Steve Wilson can also be downloaded. Latest addition: Mandible Mama (by Truck Armstrong as well). The new page seems a dead end, so Truck Fonts was revived by CybaPee at typOasis. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Reykjavik, Atli Þor Árnason is studying at The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. He created the runic and/or Futhark simulation face Ristir (2011), a typeface that was heavily inspired by The Elder and The Newer Futhark alphabet.
The Sean Arnett Type Foundry used to be called "Corduroy". This Canadian foundry sells about 175 fonts at 55 dollars a piece. The list: ALCHEMEY, AMSTERDAM, ANALOG, APRICOT, ARISTOTLE, BADLY DRAWN BOY, BALI EYES, BARREL OF A GUN, BARREL OF A GUN 2, BI - POLAR BEAR, BLITZKRIEG BOP, BROKEN, BUDDY HOLLY, BULLET, BULLETPROOF, BUTTERFLY, CAKE, CATERPILLAR, CHEMISTRY, CLEOPATRA, CLOSE TO ME, CONTINENTAL, CONTINENTAL EXTENDED, CONTINENTAL EXTENDED WIDE, CONTINENTAL OUTLINE, CONTINENTAL OUTLINE CLEAR, DEVOTION, DIESEL, DR. NO, EGYPTIAN HIEROGLYPHICS, ELVIS, ELVIS PRESLEY, ELVIS PRESLEY BOLD, ELVIS PRESLEY OUTLINE, ELVIS PRESLEY OUTLINE ZEBRA, EMBRACE, ESCTASY, EUROPA, EVEL KENIEVEL, EVEL KENIEVEL BROKEN, FANTA, FLAMENCO, FLAVOUR FLAV, FRANK SINATRA, FREESTATE BOLD OUTLINE, FREESTATE CHROME, FREESTATE OUTLINE, FROSTY THE SNOWMAN, FUTURAMA, GASOLINE, GAS PANIC, GINGER, GIRAFFE, GIRAFFE OUTLINE, GIRAFFE OUTLINE BOLD, GIRAFFE SHADOW, GOLDFISH, GUS GUS, GYPSEY KINGS, HAPPINESS, HASH PIPE, HEPBURN, HEPBURN BOLD, HEPBURN BOLD OUTLINE, HEPBURN OUTLINE, HOWDY, INSIGHT, INSIGHT BOLD, INSIGHT HIGHLIGHT, INSIGHT OUTLINE, INSIGHT THIN, INSTRUCTIONS, IRONWORK, IRONWORK BORDER, JESUS SAVES, JO JO'S JACKET, JOHNNY CASH, KEE WEE, KEE WEE BOLD, KEE WEE OUTLINE, KEE WEE OUTLINE OUTLINED, KEE WEE SMOOTH, KEE WEE SMOOTH OUTLINED, KISS ME KISS ME KISS ME, KUBRICK, LED ZEPPELIN, LEONARDO DA VINCI, LEONARDO DA VINCI SYMBOLS, LICORICE, LOU REED, LUSH, MARLON BRANDO, MARTINI, MATADOR, MEGATRON, MEMENTO, MEMPHIS, METRO, METRO BLOCK, MOLECULE, MONET, MONET SYMBOLS, MOONLIGHT DRIVE, MUTATIONS, NEIL FINN, NERO, NICO, OASIS, ODELAY!, ONES AND ZEROS, ORBIT, PARIS, PEIGNOT, PENGUIN, PETROGLYPHS AFRICAN, PEZ, PIXEL BUBBLE BUBBLE, PIXEL CONDENSED HV, PIXEL CONDENSED, PIXEL CURVED EXTENDED, PIXEL CURVED HV, PIXEL SPACE INVADERS, PIXEL SQUARE, PIXEL SQUARE EXTENDED, PIXEL SQUARE HV, PIXEL SQUASHED, PIXEL TECHNO, POPSICKLE, POSTCRYPT, QUICKDRAW, RAMONES, RAYGUN, RAYGUN OUTLINE, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, REVOLVER, RUN LOLA RUN, SAUL BASS, SCRABBLE, SEAHORSE, SEAWEED, SIGNAL ONE, SIGNAL TWO, SPIDERWEB, SPUTNIK, STEPHEN MALKMUS, STEREOPHONICS, STYLOROUGE, STRAWBERRY FIELDS, SUPERGRASS, SUPERMAN, SWANSONG, SWEETHEART, TAHITIAN MOON, TELEVISION, TROPICALIA, TECHINCOLOR©, THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, THE OYSTER (DO NOT FEED), THE STROKES, TIGER THE LION, TURNTABLE, USELINK, VELOCITY, VENICE, VERTIGO, VESPA, VESPERTINE, VINCENT SYMBOLS, VINCENT VAN GOGH, VIOLATION, WATER AND A SEAT, WILLIE NELSON, WOODY, WOWEE ZOWEE. [Google] [More] ⦿
Professor of Art Graphic Design at Lamar Dodd School of Art, part of the University of Georgia, Athens. Born in 1939, Arnholm designed the ITC Legacy Sans family (1992, a 51-font remake of the 1960s Arnholm Sans), and the ITC Legacy Serif family (1992, Venetian). In 2009, ITC Legacy Square Serif and ITC Legacy Serif Condensed were added. ITC Legacy Square Serif won an award at TDC2 2010.
His early fonts were released at VGC, the Visual Graphics Corporation: VGC Aquarius (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Outline) (1967) (this was digitized in 2007 by Steve Jackaman as Aquarius), VGCArnholm Sans Bold (1965), VGC Fovea (1977).
Arnholm also designed WTC Veritas for the World Typeface Center, New York, 1981-85.
He created these headline typefaces for the Los Angeles Times, 1980: L.A. Times Regular, L.A. Times regular italic, L.A. Times Bold and L.A. Times Bold Italic.
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
During her Visual Communication Design studies at Northern Kentucky University, Briana Arnold (Ft. Mitchell, KY and Cincinnati, OH) created the rounded squarish sans typeface Aero (2012). She also created the sans face Sequent in 2012, which was designed for screens.
A Swiss designer and type designer (b. 1970, Basel), who studied at the Basel School of Design. He created Cisalpin [also called Cassini in its earlier grotesque life, 1999-2000], a typeface for cartography, which was published it with Linotype in 2004. Pic.
Jan-Henrik Arnold (JHA, Berlin, Germany), b. 1980, studied first in Konstanz and then in Berlin at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam where he was taught by Lu(as) de Groot. He works mainly as a type designer. His typefaces from 2013: JHA Zucker (a fat didone stencil), JHA Libre (elliptical sans), JHA Yeni Zaman (geometric sans with roots in the 1930s).
Robert Arnow (b. Brooklyn, NY, 1977) is a self-employed illustrator and graphic designer who runs Robert Arnow Design Studio in San Francisco. He first became interested in art as a graffiti-writer in Brooklyn, which he later followed up with a professional design education at Parsons. Since 1999, he has been self-employed. His calligraphy was turned into calligraphic brush faces such as Mustang (2009) and Streetbrush (2009). In 2010, he created Graffiti Classic and Graffiti Classic Taglets (dingbats).
In 2013, he published the brush script typeface French Kiss.
Between 1928 and 1965, Gerd Arntz (1900-1988) designed around 4000 signs and symbols depicting industry, demographics, politics and economy, for the visual language Isotype. Many of these can be viewed on this web site. Some quotes from that site:
Rose Aron, who works at cartier International in Paris as a graphic designer, created Lacroix (2013), an ornamental typeface that was inspired by couturier Christian Lacroix. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student in Monterrey, Mexico.
In 2012, she created the hairline avant-garde typeface Sencilla Light.
Norfolk, UK-based designer (b. 1983) of the handwriting face I have problems (2005), of the clipped Arial face CD Player (2005), of the tall-ascendered Doctor Fox Classic (2006) and of FishNChips (2005). Web page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Costa Rican architectural designer, technical illustrator, and typographer.. Creator of Techni Sans (2010), the rounded sans face AR Techni (2010), Cipher Code (2011, a Masonic symbol face done at FontStruct), and the squarish faces Q-Module (2011, FontStruct) and Cynthe (2011).
Biarritz-based designer of the commercial Basque faces Koldaka (2002), Sculpturas, Euskara Classic, Euskara Emakhor, Euskara Etxeak, Euskara Old, Euskara Ferrus, Euskara Gernika, Euskara Haritzaga, Euskara Irouleguia, Euskara Karako, Euskara Kaxko, Euskara Kutxas (farm dingbats), Euskara Moderna, Euskara Ostoa (with Ramuntxo Partarrieu), Euskara Eskultura. His faces can be bought here. Basque Classic is discussed here. [Google] [More] ⦿
J. Artaloitia ran a foundry in Sevilla, Spain, called Fundicion Tipografica de don J. Artaloitia. Scans of some of his types: headline types, Inglesa, Ronda, Normandas, Gotico Blanco, Ronda. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of BHSAD in Moscow, class of 2013. Aka Julia Artamanova, she presently is a graphic designer in Moscow. Julia created the flared (lapidary) Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Flandria in 2013 togeher with Sergey Pleshkov. This typeface has its dedicated site. Flandria comes in Regular, Italic, Display and Poster (stencil). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mehrdad Arta (Stockholm) created the 8-style sans typeface family Arta Crisp in 2012.
American designer (b. 1975) located in St. Albans, WV. Home page. Creator of Rough Typewriter (2008) in three styles. He also made Shake And Bake (2008, an angular comic book style face), Clementine (2008, comic book style family), JaysFX, Tooney Loons (2009), Jibbajabba (2008, a hand-printed comic book style family) and Fatcat (2008, virile Bank Gothic style family).
In 2009, under the name JibbaJabba Fonts, all fonts were given a new opentype dress, so at that point, we have: Clementine (comic book style family), JaySFX, Rough_Typewriter, ShakeAndBake, TooneyLoons, jibbajabba.
Graphic designer in Santiago, Chile, who graduated from Universidade de Chile. She created the free Google Web Font Inika (2012) about which she writes: Inspired by Easter Island and its Rapa Nui language and culture, this typeface captures the essence of an island located in Chile, full of mystery, sacred places and stories of the past. Inika means ink in the Rapa Nui language, and it represents the tradition of the rongo-rongo writing, used by people on the island thousands of years ago. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
ArtistMike (real name unknown) designed Komica Halftone, Shaded Art Brush, Animal Letters, Gargoyle 11, YellowSub&Dings, Mickey Letters, Mickey Dings, Mickey Mouse Dings&Letters 3.0, Rooster Font, Scary Clowns, School Dings, PinUps, Scrolls Dings, MC Borders, MC Pinup, SandDaisy, ScaryClowns, Donald&Dings, ArtistMike.Orniments12, Sun Dingbats. Get the fonts by email. Logo to font and signature to font conversion service. [Google] [More] ⦿
Slovenian graphic designer who graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. He created some great icons in 2010. He also did some type design experiments such as Analphabet Y (2008). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
German punchcutter active in the first two decades of the 18th century. He supplied matrices to B.C. Breitkopf in Leipzig, ca. 1717. Before that, he had worked as a punchcutter for Johann Heinrich Stubenvoll of Frankfurt. Examples: Doppel Mittel Antiqua (ca. 1700), Grobe Missal Antiqua (before 1716), Kleine Missal Antiqua (before 1716). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcelona-based graphic designer (b. 1963). Dafont carries his free fonts, which are often revivals, or fonts based on scans from Dover books. The list of his typefaces:
Dimitris Arvanitis (b. 1948, Chalkis, Greece) is a painter and graphic designer who has been or is art director EMI-Columbia and Minos and for magazines such as Periodiko, Difono, Tachidromos, Jazz&Tzazz, Kaleidoscopio and Adobe Magazine. He is a member of the Cannibal Fonts company, and founded Espresso Society Studio. He writes in magazines and newspapers, and designs fonts. His creations for Latin and greek include CF2 Sophia, ConduitTC-Hel, Modula TallGreek and Senator TallGreek (a Greek version of Emigre's Senator). MyFonts page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian designer (b. 1988) of Crash-a-Like (2010), SharkFormalFunnyness (2010), Shark Party (2010, comic book face), SharkMadeInJapan (2010, handprinted), Shark Army (2010, stencil), SharkHandWrittenABC (2010), Shark Random Funnyness 2 (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009), Shark Trouble (2009), Shark Claw Damage (2009, handprinted), Super Mario Bros Alphabet (2009), Shark Got Your Hand (2009), Shark Soft Bites (2009), SharkCrash (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Onomato Shark (2009, comic book style), FOP Title Style (2009, comic book face), Shark Super Hand (2009), FairlyOddFont (2008, comic book style), Shark Supah FX (2008, comic book style), Shark Heavy ABC (2008), Shark Hands (2008, comic book outline face), SharkRandomFunnyness (2008, comic book style) and the pixel faces SMWHudNameFont (2008) and SMWTextFont (2008), used in the Super Mario games. He also made Shark Scratching (2008). FairlyOddFont (2008) is based on a font shown in the cartoon Fairly Oddparents, by Butch Hartman.
Born in 1940 in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, Katsumi Asaba founded the Katsumi Asaba Design Studio in 1975. He has designed many advertisements for Japanese companies. He produced the poster of the Nagano wintertime Olympics, for example.
Asaba is the chairman of the Tokyo Type Directors Club (TDC) and of the Japan Graphic Designers Association (JAGDA). He is a committee member of the Tokyo Art Directors Club (ADC).
His principal area of expertise lies in the pictographic Dongba script used in rituals by the Naxi tribe in China.
He has been awarded the Tokyo ADC Grand Prix, and the Medal with purple ribbon. Keynote speaker at ATypI Hong Kong in 2012.
Keisuke Asami's fonts at Designers HIGH include kana and Latin versions for each typeface. Commercial, sold through Font Pavilion: KSKD3 (2003), DAF (2003, liquid crystal font), Strange Days, Arc and Line (1999), Octagon (1999), Massive, Ecoda. Free: 4or5H, Bitween10A, Bitween10A2, Bumpy (pixel font), COMMUNICATIONA, COMMUNICATIONH, COMMUNICATIONK, EDIFICE, EDITION12A, Elephant A, Elephant K, EQUIPMENT10, EQUIPMENTMONO, EQUIPMENTMONOLight, EQUIPMENTMONORoundLight, EQUIPMENTMONORoundRegular, FONTDELIC, KEY14A, KSKDATA10 (2000, pixel face), MASSIVE10A, MASSIVE10K, MULTIPLIESH, NERIMA, QUIPMonoRegular. Almost all are geometric techno fonts with Roman and Japanese versions. In Font Pavilion 12 (2000), they published MASSIVE, a Latin/kana font family. At FRONTLINE 01, they published Elephant (2002) (Elephanta, 2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Iranian graphic designer who lived in Turkey and is now in Washington Park, WA. He graduated from B.A Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2012, and from the Mirak Fine Art School in Tabriz, Iįra, in 2005. He created the pixel typeface Overpixel (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
British type designer, b. Isleworth, 1863, d. Kent, 1942. He made Endeavour Type (1901) and Prayer Book Type (1903). Part of the Arts and Crafts movement, [quoting wikipedi] he was the son of businessman and erotic bibliophile Henry Spencer Ashbee. His Jewish mother developed suffragette views, and his well-educated sisters were progressive as well. Ashbee went to Wellington College and read history at King's College, Cambridge from 1883 to 1886, and studied under the architect George Frederick Bodley.
Ashbee was involved in book production and literary work. He set up the Essex House Press after Morris's Kelmscott Press closed in 1897. Between 1898 and 1910 the Essex House Press produced more than seventy books. Ashbee designed two typefaces for the Essex House Press, Endevour (1901) and Prayer Book (1903), both of which are based on William Morris's Golden Type.
Quoting wikipedia again: Despite his father's amateur career as an enthusiastically heterosexual pornographer, Ashbee was gay. He came of age in a time when homosexuality was illegal and "the love that dare not speak its name". He is thought to have been a member of the Order of Chaeronea, a secret society founded in 1897 by George Ives for the cultivation of a homosexual ethos. To cover his homosexuality, he married Janet Forbes, daughter of a wealthy London stockbroker. CRA, as he was known, had admitted his sexual orientation to his future wife shortly after he proposed. They wed in 1898 and, after 13 years of rocky marriage (including a serious affair on the part of Janet), had children: Mary, Helen, Prue and Felicity. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free school fonts Kiwi School Handwriting (2013) and Kiwi School Handwriting with Guides (2013), both based on the style described in the New Zealand Ministry of Education 'Teaching Handwriting' manual. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer based in Israel, who graduated from the Department of Visual Communications, Minshar for Art, in 2012.
Free fonts made by Huntington Beach, CA-based Lauren Ashpole (b. 1982, Corpus Christi, TX): Kremlinology (2012, constructivist), Bikes (2011, bike dingbats), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouette dingbats), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), OrigamiBats (2010), Thirty-Nine Smooth (1997), A T&Love (1998, curly hand), Publicité d'Epoque (dot matrix face), Candy Randy (1998, party font), Horseshoes&Lemonade (1998, 2009: white on black letters), Horseshoes, Paper Hearts (2001), Scooby Doo (1998), Hecubus (1997, handprinted), Starry Night (1998, 2009), Boo Boo Kitty (1997-1999), Scooby Doo (handprinted), and Southbats (1998, dingbats of heads). Her font 39smooth (1997) can be found here.
In 2011, she went commercial at MyFonts as Lauren Ashpole Foundry, located in Brooklyn, NY. Her fonts there include Starry Night (1998), Sewing Patterns (2010, silhouettes of women), Sewing Patterns 2 (2012), Origami Bats (2010), Horseshoes And Lemonade (1998), Forgotten Playbill (2011), Bikes (2011, dingbats), Paper Hearts (2012, a Valentine's Day font), and Candy Randy (1998).
Typefaces from 2014: Hellmuth.
Ashton is the Southend, Essex, UK-based foundry of Andrew Ashton, est. 2008. Born in 1971, Andrew Ashton is a book designer and illustrator. He won the British Book Industry Award for Design and Production (Nibbie) 2007 for The Dangerous Book for Boys. He created Bowen Script (2008), a font from the lettering of some Caribbean maps.
Inspired Vizions offers commercial dingbats by Brandi Ashton. I must say that her frames and partitions are refreshing and very original, a real find. Her fonts are are available through Fontitude.com. She made two free handwriting fonts at Kiss My Pixels: Bonnie (2003), Clyde (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Atlanta (b. 1976) who made the finger brush font Inkdup (2001), Ruffdup, Satellite, Screen VST, Sinestra, Singapore and Stereotype. In 2005, he added Moderna (a lightweight sans text face). He does custom type design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bandung and Jakarta-based artist. She created the beautiful nude female figure alphabet Fatal Femme (sic) in 2011. Each glyph has a different character taken from Indonesian mythology. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dbayeh, Lebanon. In 2012, he created an Arabic typeface called Al Zakher: A typeface designed based on the typeset used in the 16th century in the first Arabic printing press in the Orient which is located at St. John monastery at Khenchara, Lebanon. The printing press was invented by Al Shammas Abdallah Al Zakher, thus the name.
German company of Wolfgang Scheppe and Florian Böhm in München, with offices in Venice and New York. They are working on some type projects such as the minimalist face AmBig (2003), in which just seven glyphs suffice, by rotation, to cover all letters of the alphabet. The type project part is called Scarface. AmBig will be part of the FontShop library at the end of 2003. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lara Assouad Khoury was born in Montreal, and graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor in Graphic Design degree (BGD) in 1998. She worked as a designer at LeoBurnett (Lebanon, 1998-2000). After one year in Cairo, she moved to Dubai (UAE) and worked as a Senior Designer for Landor Associates (2001-2005) where she was involved in the design of extensive corporate identity projects for large Middle Eastern companies and institutions, such as the visual branding for the country of Jordan. She has graduated with an MA from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy (France), where she studied under renowned type designers such Hans-Jürg Hunziker, André Baldinger, and others. She has researched and is in the process of developing her own extensive Arabic Naskh font. She taught graphic design and Arabic typography courses, at the American University in Dubai. She is an independent type and graphic designer since 2005. She embarked on a project in 2005 with Fred Smeijers to make an Arabic sister, Fresco Arabic, for Smeijers' Fresco family. For this, she takes inspiration from calligraphic samples of the Maghrebi script. Fresco Arabic won an award at TDC2 2008. Her geometric experimental Arabic face Tabati (2010) won an award at TDC2 2011. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcela graduated from Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile in 2007. For the type design course there, she created the Indic atmosphere face Siddhartha, named after Siddhartha Gautama. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sign painter from the art nouveau era, who lived in Chicago and worked mostly for Cadillac. In 1908, he published Sign Painting, a book that influenced hand lettering and signpainting for many years afterwards. The following digital fonts are based on his designs:
Designer in Melbourne. Creator of Belove (2012).
Arab type site by Tarek Atrissi, a Beirut-born Lebanese professional designer, who is located in Hilversum, The Netherlands. He holds a BA in Graphic Design from the American University of Beirut, Masters of Arts in Interactive Multimedia from Utrecht School of Arts in Holland and an MFA in Design from the School of Visual Arts in NY. A Designer of the 6-weight Arabic family called AT, The Spirit of Doha (2004, for the Asian Games 2006), Al-Ghad (for the Jordanian newspaper Al-Ghad), the Ghad TV font (for the Jordanian station ATV), Etisalat (custom type for Etisalat Communications), Ayna (a squarish face done for Ayna.com), and Ambesque (2006, for the Amwaj Islands of Bahrain). He manages Arabtypography.com, a site dedicated solely to Arab typography. In 2008, he created Atrissi Sans. In 2007, he embarked on a project with Peter Bilak to develop Fedra Arabic to accompany Bilak's Fedra family. In 2010, he designed a custom Arabic font for the new BBC Arabic TV channel and custom Farsi face for the new BBC Farsi TV channel. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of a free fat blackletter family called Grobe Hand (2012), which is identical to the famous Ganz Grobe Gotisch (1930, F.H.E. Schneidler), but also includes outline and stencil versions. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Elorrio, Basque country. Together with Gotzon Garaizabal, he made the brush typeface Zu Zarautz (2013). It was developed specifically for Debolex films for use in their film series that centres around the people of the coastal Basque town of Zarautz. Angel Brotxa (2013) is a free brush script typeface by them.
Designer in 2002 of UKNumberPlate.
Web designer based in Rome. Creator of Pyconic (2012), an icon font in PNG format with 768 icons. He also has a free 40-icon EPS and truetype font for weather icons called Meteocons (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his communication design studies in Milan, Jacopo Atzori created a decorated caps typeface (2013) for 6:00am Skateboard Culture Magazine. Check also his oriental Nike Tour lettering for the same magazine in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fabien Aubert (aka Fabien Graphiste) is a graphic designer in Aix en Provence and Marseille, France.
Zürich-based design firm of Bastien Aubry and Dimitri Broquard, who designed interesting fonts (no sales or downloads though): Bundesrat (2006, octagonal), Macaroni (2006: letters from circles), Courier Fleurie (2006), Flop (2006). Both graduated from HGK Zürich in 2002. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Manchester, UK, who studies graphic design at the University of Salford. He created the hand-printed face Remnant (2010).
Ruthi Auda is an artist, designer, and explorer in Long Beach, CA, who graduated from Biola University in 2008. Art Director and Owner of CAMP Design Group. Creator of the beveled all-caps typeface Camper (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and painter (b. San Francisco, 1981) who created the free hairline octagonal face Pomegranate in 2007 for Neo2, a Spanish magazine. She also has many nice typographic posters in her gallery.
Graphic designer and typographer from North Carolina, who studied graphic design at the Savannah College of Art&Design. He created the geometric counterless face King Pong (2010).
Felix Auer is an art director, graphic designer and illustrator from Vienna. He graduated from dieGraphische in 2008. Since then he worked together with g-b.at in Vienna, at Twopoints.net in Barcelona, and at gantnerundenzi, Ogilvy & Mather, Himmer, Buchheim & Partner.
Alois Ritter Auer von Welsbach (b. Wels, Austria, 1813, d. Vienna, 1869) was a typographer and printer for the state. He was famous for special techniques for "nature printing". Michael Everson Conjectures that he made the Gaelic faces Vienna A (also called Altirisch A, Altkeltisch) ca. 1845 and Vienna B (also called Altirisch B or Neukeltisch) ca. 1845. The former face is a manuscript face, while the latter is Gaelic uncial round. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bob Aufuldish is an Affiliate Associate Professor at the California College of Arts and Crafts. Currently, he is Design Director of Sputnik CCAC, a student-staffed design office producing work for the College. Bob has a BFA and MFA in graphic design from Kent State University, Ohio. Fontboy (est. 1995, San Anselmo, CA, principals: Bob Aufuldish and Kathy Warinner, now called Aufuldish&Warinner) made OldMoney (truetype), Baufy (1994), RoarShock, Punctual (a connect-the-dots typeface family), NewClearEra, Viscosity (1996, with Kathy Warinner), Whiplash (1994). Mostly baroque modernism fonts. The Roarshock dingbats remind me of Zapf Dingbats, while Armature (1997) is just a regular semi-grunge font. Armature Neue (1997-2010) is a monoline face. Panspermia is the king of grunge. RoarType One is a "pixel" font where each pixel has been replaced by two alternating characters from the RoarShock dingbats. Bob also did the very funny dingbats Zeitguys One and Two (1994) and Big Cheese (1992) at Emigre. Bio at Emigre. MyFonts site. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿