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McGill University
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Andrea Meli

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]  ⦿

Andrew Borg Wirth

Andrew Borg Wirth (Silema, Malta) created the artsy typeface Lincoln during his studies in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Carter

Graphic designer in Fgura, Malta, who created the display typeface family Change Sans (2014), and Wayfinding Icon Set (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Micallef

Mosta, Malta-based designer of Qube Type (2013), a paper-fold octagonal typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Hubner
[Formlos (was: Folio)]

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Douglas C. McMurtrie
[McMurtrie: A Memorandum on Early Printing on the Island of Malta]

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Elaine Calleja

Located in Birkirkara, Malta, Elaine Callejo designed the octagonal typeface MyFont (2013) during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erika Buttigieg

Hamrun, Malta-based designer of the straight-edged typeface Diamandis (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

fc fonts for African languages
[Jörg Knappen]

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)
[David Hubner]

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

  • Ventisei (2008, a unicase futuristic sans). Free download.
  • Formlos Organik (2002), an experimental techno face.
  • Formlos Requii (2003), an artsy concoction.
  • Blockrockin (coming soon).
  • Fertigbauhaus (Volcano Type, free).
  • FormloSerif and FormloSans (2002). FormloSerif is a commercial serif pixel/screen font.
  • 4our (2002, pixel face).
  • BlockRockin.
  • RoundABong.
  • Formlos Handsomeone, a scribbly script.
  • FormlosMenee, a pixel face.
  • Formlos Neonua (2008), an elegant fashionista.
  • Formlos_PlayR (2004), an experimental headline face. Commercial.
  • Formlos Pimp (2004), an experimental ultra fat geometric face.
  • Formlos PxlSans and PxlSerif, pixel faces.
  • Flittchen (2013). A blackletter typeface inspired by fishnet stockings.

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]  ⦿

Gabriel Izzo

Birzebbugia, Malta-based designer of the modular triangulated typeface Bleeding Edge (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glenn Ellul

Glenn Ellul, a graphic designer in Haz-Zebbug, Malta, created Runic (2013), an experimental runic typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Muscat

Attard, Malta-based creator of the typographic poster Sex, Drugs and Rock n' Roll (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

In-Nazzjon

Free Maltese fonts for Mac and PC: the Concorde and Tornado families (ttf), copyright of The Advanced Projects Limited Data. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iñes Ortega

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
[Joseph Anthony Bartolo]

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]  ⦿

Jefferson J. Vorzimmer

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.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joe Scerri
[Joe Scerri Design]

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Joe Scerri Design
[Joe Scerri]

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]  ⦿

Jon Grafton

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]  ⦿

Jonathan Bernard Pace

Jonathan Bernard Pace (Paola, Malta) created the stylish avant-garde / art deco all caps typeface 20s Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josef Xuereb

Malta-based designer, b. 1988, who created the handwriting series MaltFriendsPro (2010) and JosefXuerebsFriends (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Anthony Bartolo
[JAB Font Foundry]

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Jörg Knappen
[fc fonts for African languages]

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Justin Zammit

As a student in Zebbug, Malta, Jusatin Zammit designed the angular caps typeface Modern Roman (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karakteroj

South European (Maltese) language fonts at Roderick Spiteri's page: 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, GazeBold, GazeItalic, GazeNormal (Bay Animation), TimesSudEuro-Bold, TimesSudEuro-Italic, TimesSudEuro-BoldItalic, TimesSudEuro, VerenaSudEuro-Bold, VerenaSudEuro-Italic, VerenaSudEuro-BoldItalic, VerenaSudEuro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kurt Bullock

Graphic designer in Attard, Malta, who created the monoline sans typeface Metros Light in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leticia Fuentelsaz

Valletta, Malta-based designer of an untitled uncial typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Caruana

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]  ⦿

Luke John Agius

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]  ⦿

MacCampus
[Sebastian Kempgen]

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Malta Network Resources

The Maltese font family TimesSudEuro. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Spiteri

Designer in Mqabba, Malta. During his studies, he created the sans typeface Giovanni (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

McMurtrie: A Memorandum on Early Printing on the Island of Malta
[Douglas C. McMurtrie]

Scans of a 13-page booklet by Douglas C. McMurtrie published in Chicago in 1936: A Memorandum on Early Printing on the Island of Malta. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Borg Cardona

Madliena, Malta-based creator of the fat geometric stencil typeface Logo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rosanna Farrugia

Illustrator in Malta who did a beautiful piece of lettering called Typestrations (2012) as part of a safe sex project during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Kempgen
[MacCampus]

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Shaun Farrugia

Graphic designer in Msida, Malta, who created the experimental typeface Coal Miner (2013). In 2012, he created the sans typeface Latte Condensato. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shawn Grima

Maltese designer of the squarish typeface Architect (2012), which was inspired by Wim Crouwel's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Scutajar

Software expert in Malta, b. 1990. Designer of the handwriting faces Skoi Solid (2009), Skoi Swerve (2009) and Skoi Scribble (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tabone Computer Centre Malta

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]  ⦿

Tornado

A font for Maltese made in 1993 by The Advanced Projects Limited&EuroSoft Ltd. It was free for some time at Howard Berlin's site, but that site has disappeared. [Google] [More]  ⦿

VADA Software Talen I-L

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]  ⦿

VADA Software Talen M-Q

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WorldScript Macintosh Support

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]  ⦿