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[Squack (was: MiddleMan)]
Malaysian designer (b. 1981) of the free PARCH fonts (2003). [Google]
[Rotary International Logos Font]
Designer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Creator of an ornamental caps typeface called Steampunked (2012). [Google]
Boon E. Lim
Malaysian graphic artist, nicknamed Boom Yee. He created the experimental decorative face Reindeer (2008) while he was a student at Tunku Abdul Rahman College. No downloads. [Google]
Malaysian designer (b. 1984) based in Petaling Jaya.
Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Afro, Stitches (stitch font), Pop Jazz, Galah Panjang, Bunga Cengkih, Senandung Malam (Victorian all caps family), Kunang Kunang, Raja Drama (hairline avant garde sans), Piring Hitam (Peignotian sans), Dayang Senandung (hairline caps), Kaberet (a squarish outlined typeface), Kata Bidalan (hairline sans), Halusinasi (hallucination), Pak Pandir, Primadona, Mohsuri, Badang (a strong sans), Si LuNcai (monoline geometric sans), Kata Bidalon (a hairline avant garde sans), ContenG (grungy), Chempaka, Retak Seribu, Batik Indo (a textured typeface),Berus Rambut Kuda, Usang (sketched face), Songket (textured caps), Ugly Hand Writing, Dedaun (floriated), The Garden (ornamental caps), Seni Pop (a textured typeface), Modern Kerawang (ornamental caps), Cakar Ayam (scratchy hand), Sticky Notes, and Kerawang (ornamental caps).
Behance link. [Google]
Chee Yee Wong
Malaysian type designer. [Google]
Chinthye Law is an art director for Band China in Shanghai, but was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
In 2011, she made some typefaces, including a paperclip face.
In 2012, she added Disorder, Water (a wavy typeface), and New Typeface. [Google]
CMONSTA (or: treasure-c-hest)
[Sean Liew Kheng Huat]
Free techno fonts such as Atomic Regular and Photonica by Liew Kheng Huat from Selangor, Malaysia. Dafont link. [Google]
Miri, Malaysia-based designer of the script face Shadow Scribe (2008). [Google]
During her studies in Kuala Lumpur, Diyana Amir designed Bunga (2013), an ornamental caps typeface based on Kebaya Nyonya embroidery designs in Melaka Malaysia. [Google]
Malaysian-born graphic designer (b. 1983), who works out of Shanghai. Behance link. In 2009, he created the experimental grungy typeface Between Skin for issue No.6 of Territory magazine, in collaboration with Chris Wong. [Google]
Malaysian designer of the oriental simulation face shown here (2004, no name yet). It is based on the Chinese Sung-Ti typeface. [Google]
Graphic designer in Selangor, Malaysia. He created a music-themed display typeface, Beat (2013). [Google]
Malaysian designer of GG SignDings (2007), a set of traffic signals. [Google]
Aka SLUT. Illustrator in Kuala Lumpur who created an ornamental caps typeface entitled I Lose My Face (2012). [Google]
Kuala Lumpur-based designer (b. 1985) of the typographic poster Smoking Typography (2008). [Google]
Jack Gan was born and rised in Malaysia, graduated with an advanced diploma in Visual Communication from Raffles International College in Kuala Lumpur, and currently studies graphic design at Kingston University London. His Gridiron typeface (2012) was inspired by the geometry of a tennis court. [Google]
[Sim Jun Han]
An archive with 36 display style katakana fonts. Main page with more blogging on Latin and other typography. It is run by Sim Jun Han ("Jayhan") who graduated in graphic design from KBU International College, and now works in a games production company called John Galt Games Malaysia, located in Kuala Lumpur. [Google]
Kuala Lumpur-based creator of the ornamental caps typeface Jenny's Doodles (2012). [Google]
Penang, Malaysia-based designer of the textured typeface Dractor (2012). [Google]
Malaysian design student in Melbourne, who created Street Team (2012), a monoline sans all caps typeface. [Google]
A graduate of the State University of New York in 2009, graphic designer Jessica Campione created Betsy (2012, a 19th century typeface), [Google]
Ji Yan Lee
Malaysian woman who lives in the UK and who has made the pixelish face Puzzle (2010). [Google]
Kuala Lumpur-based animation designer. He created the experimental typeface Joints (2010). [Google]
Lady Mona Lisa
[Siti Nur Aleena Che]
Siti Nur Aleena Che (Lady Mona Lisa) is the Malaysian creator of the interesting fly-in-letter font Fly Away (2002) [no downloads]. [Google]
[Mohd Razali Mohamad Raub]
Foundry in Johor Bahru, Malaysia, run by Mohd Razali Mohamad Raub (b. Johor, 1975, aka Morabira).
In 2010, he designed Morabira Doomsday, Merge Doomsday (2010), Layar Bahtera Kiamat (2010, an ink trap / packaging family with a left tilt, now free), Kiamat Doomsday (2011), Fire Doomsday (2012, techno font), Wind Doomsday (2012, a signage family), Earth Doomsday (2012, techno), Water Doomsday (2012) and Ark Doomsday.
In 2013, we find the geometric sans face Universal Doomsday, which has some semi-rounded corners and an amputated lower case g.
Another MyFonts link. [Google]
Lee Yin Pin
Malaysian student at UWE in Bristol, UK. FontStructor known as Skipper Lee, who made Control Points 001 (2011). [Google]
Lee Yung Tyng
Student in Kangar, Malaysia, who created an ornamental caps typeface in 2012 that is based on folded jeans. [Google]
Creator of the white-on-black pixel face Luqman (2011). Luqman (b. 1998) is from Kedah, Malaysia. [Google]
During her digital arts studies in Kuala Lumpur, Melody Lee designed the fun Bunny Font (2012). [Google]
Mohd Razali Mohamad Raub
Tamil fonts at Agfa Monotype: Monotype Tamil (280 Light, 580, 708 Medium, 340 Bold), ITR Cheran, ITR Cholan, ITR Nedumaran, ITR Nellai, ITR Palm Leaf, ITR Pandyan, ITR Vijayan. [Google]
Muhd Arif (Selangor, Malaysia) created the decorative displaytypeface Effrice in 2012. [Google]
Designer in Kuala Lumpur, who created the ribbon face Take Turn (2012). [Google]
Tamil Software company. Free Tamil fonts here as part of the Murasu Anjal software pack. "InaimathiTSC (proportional) and ArulmathiTSC (fixed width), developed by Mr.Muthu Nedumaran of Murasu Systems, Malaysia, comes with the integrated tool Murasu Anjal 2.0, which also contains an integrated editor, keyboard drivers, conversion tools." For TSCu_InaiKathir, see here. [Google]
Malaysian desiger of Nee (2012, hand-printed). [Google]
Nuranis Mohd Nor
Graphic design student in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, who created the Lucky Bamboo typeface (2012). [Google]
Malayalam font link and jump page by Omniglot. Malayalam is a Dravidian language spoken by about 22 million people in the Indian state of Kerala, as well as in Singapore and Malaysia. This syllabic alphabet emerged around 1000AD and then gradually evolved from the Tamil-Grantha script over a period of 600 years. [Google]
Ong Chong Wah
Born in Malaysia in 1955. From the Adobe web site: Designed in 1993 by Chong Wah of Monotype, Ocean Sans is a two-axis multiple master typeface that ranges from normal to extended in width, and light to extra bold in weight. In 1986, he designed Footlight at Monotype, where he also made the sans serif family Abadi (1987) and the serif family Delima (1993).
In 2009, he created Chong Old Style and Chong Modern, two beautiful sans families: Chong Modern is a sans serif interpretation of the classic modern, or neoclassical, designs of Bodoni and Didot. More than a Bodoni without serifs, Chong Modern also has an elegant, Art Deco demeanor, according to Monotype. It has a bit of the Peignot feel. Chong Old Style is a sans family in the tradition of Goudy Old Style.
Klingspor link. FontShop link. [Google]
One free Tamil font, TneriTSC.ttf. By the Tamilneri Association in Malaysia. [Google]
Kuala Lumpur-based designer of the experimental faces MissKiss (2009) and Function (2009). Behance link. [Google]
Penny Liew (Kuala Lumpur) created an unnamed square-edged display typeface in 2013. [Google]
During his studies in Kuala Lumpur, Raisal Islam designed a skull and bones typeface (2013), and another typeface that was built up from punctuation only (2013). [Google]
Illustrator and deesigner in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He created an ornamental alphabet of digits in 2010. Devian Tart link. [Google]
Rotary International Logos Font
Rotarian Alp Bekisoglu from Rotary Club of Damansara, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, created the RotaryInternational dingbat font (2000). [Google]
During his studies in Selangor, Malaysia, Sam lai designed the pipe network-inspired typeface Consolidate (2013). [Google]
Sean Liew Kheng Huat
[CMONSTA (or: treasure-c-hest)]
Sim Jun Han
Siti Nur Aleena Che
[Lady Mona Lisa]
Squack (was: MiddleMan)
Adult Human Male is the typefoundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil face Butterworth (2011), the handdrawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline face New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage face seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps faces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps face with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the handprinted faces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular faces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline face Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
Dafont link. Twitter link.
Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer based in Kuala Lumpur. Creator of a Bra font (2011-2013).
Devian Tart link. [Google]
Sueh Li Tan
Graphic and type designer from Penang, Malaysia, who lived in The Netherlands and is now in Kuala Lumpur. Graduate of the Type and Media program at KABK, 2009. There, Tan tried a revival of Bembo (2008) and created Callie Text and Callie Display (2009), a text family, as the graduation project.
In 2010, in collaboration with Martin Frostner, she created the custom octagonal / calligraphic face Biskops Arnö for Nordic Folk High School Biskops Arnö at Mälaren.
Creator of Interieur (at Sara De Bondt Studio in London) and DrawbotScript.
Klingspor link Typecache link. Behance link. [Google]
Tam Jian Zhong
Malaysian graphic designer who created a very pink typographic Valentine poster in 2012. [Google]
Tamil Neri font
Free font TneriTSC in truetype format, developed by Mr. Arivan of Tamil Neri Kazhagam, Malaysia. [Google]
Graphic design student in Kuala Lumpur. She created Cracker (2011). [Google]
Graphic designer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2010, he created The Diskettes, a modular fat face inspired by he form of old PC diskettes. [Google]
Graffiti artist and graphic designer in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Behance link. He created some graffiti fonts in 2010. [Google]
Thunaivan Web Fonts
Thunaivan (MicroMart, 1998) is a free Tamil TrueType ont following the new TSCII 1.6 Tamil font standard. ThunaivanTSC, developed by Ravindran Paul, Malaysia is based on Thunaivan font face widely popular in Malaysia and Singapore. [Google]
Tony Eky (b. 1998, Johor Bahru, Malaysia) created the grungy horizontally-striped typeface Call Me Maybe (2012).
Dafont link. [Google]
Traffic System Typefaces
The typophiles are listing traffic system typefaces used in various countries. Here is a partial list extracted from that thread. Images collected by Ralf Herrmann.
- USA and Canada: FHWA Series Fonts/Clearview
- Australia: FHWA Series Fonts (modified)
- Malaysia: FHWA Series
- Germany: DIN Mittelschrift/Engschrift
- Great Britain: Transport/Motorway
- The Netherlands: ANWB-Ee/ANWB-Uu
- Austria: Mittelschrift/Engschrift Austria
- Switzerland: ASTRA Frutiger
- Sweden: Tratex
- Norway: Trafikkalfabetet
- Italy: Traffic Type Spain, aka Carretera Convencional
- Spain: For signage on highways, freeways and normal car-roads, the Autopista font (Highway Gothic). For normal streets, urban sorroundings, the Carretera Convencional font (aka Traffic Type Spain 1, and as CCRIGE).
- Portugal: JAE.
- Denmark: Dansk Vejtavleskrift.
- France: L1/L2, L3/L4
- Greece, Czech Republik, Latvia: DIN
- Estonia: Arial
- Hong Kong: transport
- Belgium: SNV-regular or SNV-condensed (SNV: Association Suisse de Normalisation). SNV Extra Condensed is designed by Verein Schweizer in 1972.
- Poland: See here
Malaysian creator (b. 1989) of the experimental faces Reindeer (2011) and Ohm (2011). No downloads. [Google]
[Lee Yung Tyng]
Graphic Design student at IACT College, Malaysia, in 2011. He lives in Selangor. Devian tart link. Creator of the water droplet face Oasis (2011), which was based on images from the Gaia project. [Google]
Vivi Cheah's graduation project in Basingstoke, UK, was Build (2013), a 3d typeface. She also designed the semi-stencil typeface family Chasm (2013). Vivi is based in Ipoh, Malaysia. [Google]
Kuala Lumpur-based designer of Moment (2012). [Google]
Multimedia design student in Penang, Malaysia. During her studies, she created the display face Piano (2012).
Behance link. [Google]
During his multimedia design studies at TAR College in Kuala lumpur, Yeehow Lim designed the display typeface Doodle Snake (2012). [Google]
Malaysian designer of the stick font Let There Be Light (2011). Behance link. [Google]