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Graphic designer in San Gwann, Malta, where he studies at Malta's Institute of Art and Design. He created Sinus Novem (2012), a typeface that appears to use gothic arcs. He writes: Sinus Novem merges the elegant nature of Art Nouveau with the angular properties of Urban design. Characters in the Sinus Novem prototype typeface are built on one of the three vertical segments of the grid shown above. It is advertised as an urban art nouveau. [Google] [More] ⦿
Douglas C. McMurtrie
fc fonts for African languages
Jörg Knappen's fc fonts for African languages. In metafont. The following languages are supported: Akan, Bamileke, Basa (Kru), Bemba, Ciokwe, Dinka, Dholuo (Luo), Efik, Ewe-Fon, Fulani (Fulful), G\~a, Gbaya, Hausa, Igbo, Kanuri, Kikuyu, Kikongo, Kpelle, Krio, Luba, Mandekan (Bambara), Mende, More, Ngala, Nyanja, Oromo, Rundi, Kinya Rwanda, Sango, Serer, Shona, Somali, Songhai, Sotho (two different writing systems), Suaheli, Tiv, Yao, Yoruba, Xhosa and Zulu. Plus Maltese and Sami. Jörg Knappen works at the University of Mainz in Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
Formlos (was: Folio)
Formlos is an independent design bureau, brand consultancy and type foundry, founded in 1999 and originally located in Hellmonsoedt/Vienna, Austria. It seems to be in Berlin right now.
David Hubner (b. 1981, Wels, Austria) is the Austrian designer (based in Hellmonsoedt and Malta) of
Lukas Kerecz created Monocrane (2013) while studying in Berlin.
Link to his studio Dav Marken Design. Alternate URL (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Still another URL, called Folio (2003), where you can find his custom typography. Another URL, where Ventisei can be downloaded. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Valladolid, Spain, Iñes Ortega designed the typeface Falcon (2014) based on the logo of the movie The Maltese Falcon (2014). He also created the elegant display typeface April (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
JAB Font Foundry
JAB is Joseph Anthony Bartolo's foundry, located in Tarxien, Malta. MyFonts sells the hieroglyph-inspired ransom note font Hieroglyphs Nefertiti Akhenaten (2006) as well as Hebrewish (2007), a faux Hebrew face. Megre (2010) is an exercise in unusual placements of serifs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Jeff Vorzimmer is the New York-based designer of Vassallo (1993, handwriting), and the dymo font Plastique (1993, free). He writes about Vassallo: Vassallo was created from the handwriting of the girl who wrote the specials at the restaurant America on 18th Street (near 5th Ave.) in NYC. I thought her handwriting was very distinctive and I asked her if I could make a computer font of it. She seemed flattered by my asking. The font is named however for a girl was is an artist on the island of Malta.
Joe Scerri Design
Joe A. Scerri is a British born Maltese-Australian graphic designer based in Zürich Switzerland. Since graduating with a diploma from Central Metrolpolitan College of Visual Art in Perth Western Australia in 1990, he has worked in publishing, multimedia, advertising and design, both in Sydney and in Basel. For the Spanish magazine Neo2, Joe Scerri created the free experimental dotted line typeface Kassette (2006). In 2005, he made the experimental typeface Faena (no download). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mellieha, Malta-based designer (b. 1983) of Futura Hand (2010). Finally a Comic Sans replacement, perhaps? With iFontMaker, he made these fonts: BestMarker, Crazy, Gillhand, JonnyBravo, JonnyBravoLight, Party, Typewriter Hand. In 2014, he created Party hand and Avenir Condensed Hand. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joseph Anthony Bartolo
Creator of Dingli Sans (2011). He lives in Valletta, Malta. He is currently completing his Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Graphic Design and Interactive Media at the MCAST Institute of Art and Design. In 2011, he also designed a simple alphabet called Kharoshti. He writes: This glyph system was used in the 3rd century BCE until it died out in the 7th century CE in the remote towns of Khotan and Niya. The buddhists mainly used these symbols as a mnemonic for remembering a series of verses relating to the nature of phenomena. In Tantric Buddhism this list was incorporated into ritual practices, and later became set down in mantras. Khraroshti is encoded in the Unicode range U+10A00-U+10A5E. These glyphs were redesigned for our era as part of a school typography assignment. All of the twenty glyphs selected were reduced to the simplest of forms without loosing their identification. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.
Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More] ⦿
McMurtrie: A Memorandum on Early Printing on the Island of Malta
South European (Maltese) language fonts with the suffix SudEuro in the name include ArienaSudEuro-Bold, ArienaSudEuro-Italic, ArienaSudEuro-BoldItalic, ArienaSudEuro, BookmanSudEuro-Bold, BookmanSudEuro-Italic, BookmanSudEuro-BoldItalic, BookmanSudEuro, CourierSudEuro-Bold, CourierSudEuro-Italic, CourierSudEuro-BoldItalic, CourierSudEuro, GaramondSudEuro-Bold, GaramondSudEuro-Italic, GaramondSudEuro, TimesSudEuro-Bold, TimesSudEuro-Italic, TimesSudEuro-BoldItalic, TimesSudEuro, VerenaSudEuro-Bold, VerenaSudEuro-Italic, VerenaSudEuro-BoldItalic, VerenaSudEuro. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Tabone Computer Centre-Malta at some point posted the Maltese fonts MaltaardPSMT, MaltadelPSMT, Maltfree, MaltfrankGothicHeavyHE, MaltfrankGothicHeavyHE-BoldItalic (1993). These fonts were free at Howard Berlin's site until it disappeared. Freeport, from the same company, is not at Howard's site (but is floating around in cyberspace). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts for Ibo, Inuit, Japanese, Kannada, Telugu, Malayalam, Kanuri, Khmer, Kikongo, Kikuyu, Kinya Rwardan, Hangul, Kpelle, Krio, Kru, Laotian, Latvian, Luba, Luo, Maltese, Oriya, Kannada, Malayalam, Sanskrit, Pali, Punjabi, Marathi, Telugu, Hindi, African languages such as Mandinka, Mende, More, Ngala. Plus Navajo, Oromo, Ogham, Phoenician. [Google] [More] ⦿
WorldScript: language utilities for the Mac (free downloads). Includes Turkish, Cherokee, Uralic Cyrillic, Georgian, Icelandic, Maltese, Vietnamese, Celtic, Intuktitut, Greek and Coptic support. Page maintained by Michael Everson. [Google] [More] ⦿