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Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1992) of the signature script typefaces Michelle Fellicia (2019) and Allexandia (2019), and the script typefaces Soul Sistar (2019), Hillary Youth (2019), Bernadine Script (2019) and Manhattan Script (2019).
Graduate of Art Design College of Guangdong Industry Technical College in 2016. Art director and graphic designer in Guangzhou, China. As type designer he took commissions from Zcool. In 2017, he released Yishan Yuzhuan, which draws inspiration from Qin Lisi's Shushan Carved Stones. Also, in 2017, he had a hand in Zcool-YingShuTi (Zhongqi Electronic: free download). His graduation typeface was the experimental labyrinthine Chinese typeface Suo (2016). Also in 2016, he designed the molecular Chinese font Collective. [Google] [More] ⦿
DMR Studio (or: Aksaratype Industries)
DM Rachmath, also written D.M. Rahmath and Rahmat (DMR Studio, Cianjur / Bandung, Indonesia), designed the hipster typeface Parantina (2017), the Balencha family of display typefaces (2017), the stencil typeface Beklon (2017), the vintage logo font Kalalua (2017), the hipster typeface Terazcho (2017), the layered Western textured typeface Baroschi (2017), the spurred typefaces Elago (2017) and Elagonian (2017), the free vintage display typefaces La Pontane (2016-2017) and La Pontane Deconia (2017), and the Victorian typeface LHF Sorangeun (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Morowali, Kaliandra, Diantos, Jailolo (a rebel or sports font family), Persib Sasm (octagonal sports font; free demo), Veranomata (multishade font), Bieliko (prismatic), Nonami (great-looking athletic lettering fonts), Nonamiako, Naratas (athletic lettering), Kamarita (a logo font family), Axina (stencil), Hasya d'Ellena (formal calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2019: Beklon, Vietara, Tiaso (an athletic shirt typeface), BRQ (shadow typeface), Gharisan (octagonal).
Typefaces from 2020: Sima Maung (an octagonal athletic lettering font family that includes a few shadow styles), Leafco (floriated, textured), Pentacone (molecular, prismatic), Pollenca (script), Floresque (a multiline caps typeface), Garbello (a shadow font), Elago (a sports font), Boyana (a monoline script), Scada (a shadow font), Romansha (a display type), Nevota (an all caps sans), Mamberamo (a creamy script), Manawi (a creamy script).
In 2017, he designed the futuristic typeface Ykar and the bâtarde flamande typeface Figure.
Aka EyeCone, based in The Philippines. Creator of these free display typefaces in 2018: Hype Fixer (techno style), Brisk, Imminent Line, EC Bricks, Lethal Injector (trilined), Cutie Top, Incurable Prospect (sci-fi), Embryonic World (stencil), Bravada Arma (a knife-edged typeface), Typica (modular), Fleshy Spare, Lyka Gemelos, Fluctuate Prediction, EC Simplicity, Slick Strontium (beveled sci-fi font), Next In Line, Stitches, Adobo, Roadtest, Visionary Stairs, Auto Mode, Auto Techno, Mayon Exquisite, Matilda The Iron Lady, Zosimo Hive, Gymnast (a semi-molecular typeface).
Typefaces from 2019: Karisma (script), Mismo (a heavy all caps typeface), Mismo campus (for athletic lettering), Himagsikan (modular), Chronic System, Game Battles (octagonal), Simplicity Extend. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2012, scientist at Harvard University's Wyss Institute programmed DNA to interlock in such a way that certain shapes are made on a nanoscale. Their research, which was published in Nature, features a molecular picture with 107 designs, including emoticons, Chinese characters, numbers and letters from the Latin alphabet. The canvas is a rectangle measuring 64 nanometers by 103 nanometers, with 310 pixels. A nanometer is a billionth of a meter. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ikrar Bey Khubaib
The gorgeous fonts by London-based Matius Gerardo Grieck at this commercial foundry include: Dysthymia, Typographiction, Idiosynoptium (very very original), Arsmagna, Transhuman, Xyperformulaic, Requiem (phenomenal face!), Karoshi, Nanoscopics, Kunstware (techno font), Circumcision (1999, simulating Hebrew), CQN-Molecular, Anthropolymorphics (2000), Arsmagna, Dysthymia, Hypertexturion, Karoshi, Metastases, Netopath, Transhuman (has a katakana component), Transkryption (one of the latter fonts in the family was done by Tsuyoshi Nakazako). Great web page (but a bit slow). Some of the fonts are also available at T-26.
Paris-based designer who published the experimental rounded typeface Gothic Lab (Gecko, Mantis, Tigre, Snake, Croco, Elephant) together with Jean-Baptiste Levée at Production Type in 2018. It features molecular or animal hide textures. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dr. Jose V. Lopez studies molecular evolutionary biology at the Nova Southeastern University Oceanographic Center in Fort Lauderdale, FL. At Parquillium Design, he published Futurum Parqez (2014). The idea for this typeface came to him ca. 1975, but it was not until he met with Martin Parker of Parquillian Design (Washington, DC) that his idea would be implemented in a digital typeface.Futurm Parqez employs a square-shaped frame out of which the letters are cut using the fewest strokes possible while maintaining legibility. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Letterdy Studio (or: Letterdy Miftah)
Jawa Barat / Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Surplus (2019), Nartalia (2019: monoline), Margaret (2019: monoline), Letsdy (2019) and Khatabi (2019), the lava lamp font Alawiyah (2019), the monoline sans typeface Bandawi (2019), the molecular typeface Runlion (2019), the fat finger fonts Barbaros (2019), Ganola (2019) and Lazytime (2019), the fat finger font Light Contrast (2019), and the monoline typefaces Callista Monoline (2019), Sumiaty (2019), Runlion (2019), Vibestyle (2019), Respecty (2019), Assault Script (2019) and Beside (2019).
Matius Gerardo Grieck
German designer of Molecular, Detector (2000, electrical circuit-themed letters) and Tsunami (2002) at T26. Not to be cofused with the 1998 Monotype font TsunamiMT. He also made the experimental font Weird (1996, Garcia Fonts). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
MolScript is a program for displaying molecular 3D structures, such as proteins, in both schematic and detailed representations. Output: PostScript, EPS, JPG, GIF, PNG, and so forth. Free software for academia. Source code. [Google] [More] ⦿
Madiun, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1992) of these typefaces in 2018: James Black, Wilgaty (Pen, Smooth, Rough), Billy The Gang (signage script), Smoothy, Husterdun (signature font), Brave Heart (graffiti brush), Husterdun (Script, Serif), Genit, Atziluth (a Cyrillic version was developed by Cherry Vishnya in 2019), Beatrix Signature and Rotterland.
Typefaces from 2019: Modric, Horrible Brush, Heroic Mage, Southima, Billybond, Cherio (script), Mommy Lemon, Storytelling (a Treefrog style script), Canadian Brusher, Gaspol Remblong, Husterdun Script, Islandia (a signature script), Nighiri (dry brush), Odishary, Marthiline (a dry brush script), Musician Crush, Bellayla, Cherrydorry (a monoline script with tall ascenders), Belgedes (script), Genit, Mode Style, Carolissa, Londoner (dry brush), Crushed, Bridgesty, Jiangkrik (free), Seconds (brush script), Raidden Script, Harley (a stick font, with a stencil style), Glarious.
Typefaces from 2020: Orange Melon, Instabread (a signage script), Heidenberg (a retro signage script), Hellena (a monoline script), Konichiwa (a dry brush script), Romania (a monoline script), Ballpoint Rush, Letter Sketch, Ben (a playful 18-style Peignotian sans with a baby curl lower case g), Courteous (a tall condensed serif), Time Breaker (brush), Shepila, Bashington, Dhealova, Blacklisted, Dichigan, Claudio (a rounded sans), Microba Pro SVG, Courteous, Oh Chewy, Hatchback (thick brush script), Hypetype (a dry brush font), Gallardo, Distortion, Attomi Gilbert, Makise (oriental emulation font), Gladis (a fine wide signature script), Ridiculous Script (wild calligraphy), Wkwkwk (a brush font), Canadian Brusher, Last Kids.
Typefaces from 2021: Kiss Me (a flowing script), Marylane (a monolinear upright script), Pendragon (a fat finger script), Rongjam (a dry brush font), Round Block (modular, squarish), Colabero (a headline typeface for fashion mags), Jagadita (a condensed semi-blackletter typeface).
Purwakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1995) of the script typefaces Fluffy (2019), Effendi (a rabbit ear script) (2019), Bertrade (a fat finger script) (2019), Ikan Tongkol (2019) and Vippa Willette (script) (2019), and the molecular circle-based typeface Ojol (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Citcat, Albertho, Leafs, Hey Butterfly, Love Larry, Love Story, Sunday Best, Teeny Tiny, Feather, Sweety Strawberry, Mama, Rollcake, Fake Boss (a brush font), Lotus (script), Sunbunny (script), Habibie.
Typefaces from 2021: Rocky (a bold display sans), Rocky (a tuxedoed sans), Sweet Song (a scrapbook script), Jacky Brushes, Toddler Toys (a fat finger font), Brush Effect (brush script), Jaroslaw (a fat finger script), Milkhistory (a fat finger font), Make Cake (a scrapbook script), Monkey (a scrapbook script), Black Ruby (a dry brush script), Dragon Fruit (a scrapbook script), Hello France (a wild script), Hey Butterfly (a scrapbook script), Mg Dalenaf (a fat finger font), Unicorn Cake (a fat finger font), Masterbaker (a scrapbook script), Sasa (script), Daddy Dear, Mama Papa (a fat finger font), Besans (a fat finger font), Holla Bella (a scrapbook script), Rollcake (a scrapbook script), Sweety Strawberry (a fat finger font), Addison Brother (a fat finger script), South Australia (handcrafted), Maradona Signature (a fat finger font), Carolina Signature. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
In 2020, Thiago Bellotti released Tocco (which is based on chunks of wood type; it includes a variable style) at Papanapa. Thiago also created the custom typeface Bib Sans (2021) at Papanapa.
Petra Pelle (Media & Design Department, Visual Arts Institute, Eger, Hungary) designed theese typefaces:
Type designer at the open source type foundry Velvetyne in Paris. His creations there include Trickster (2017: blackletter), Bluu Next (2014, a free wedge serif typeface) and Steps Mono (with Raphael Bastide).
In 2015, he switched to the commmercial camp, and cooperated with the Fontyou team in the production of the didone typeface family Télémaque FY, which brings Didot in its most rigid and tuxedoed manner, for the black-and-white fashion mags showing James Bond with a black bowtie and spotless high-contrast shirt.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands. Still for Indian Type Foundry in 2016, he designed the hipster sans typeface family Bobo---perhaps one of the greatest hipster typefaces of all times. Bobo stands for bourgeois Bohemian---I am not sure it is identical to gauche caviar, but that is the societal class the author of this typographic encyclopedia belongs to.
In 2016, Morizot designed the high contrast wedge serif newspaper typeface families Editor and Editor Condensed, the 6-style techno font Technor (free at Fontshare; squarish with inflated horizontal strokes), and the car license plate font License at Indian Type Foundry.
In 2017, as part of the new Black Foundry, he extended his free font Bluu and even added a variable font to the set, as well as a collection of emojis. The new name is Bluusuuperstar: Bluu Suuperstar is a brutalist serif typeface featuring very prominent triangular-wedges for serifs and terminals. Bluu Suuperstar's letters have a tall x-height, and the diamond dots are a chief characteristic of the design. Notches like these [diamonds] are found in several blackletter designs; but most-famously in the romain du roi created for Louis XIV. Nothing in Bluu Suuperstar is soft or cuddly; this is a sharp typeface, and you could cut yourself on its letters. The separate emoji font, designed by Gaëtan Baehr, is wittily named Bluumoji, and it includes 73 glyphs.
In 2018, Morizot set up Phantom Foundry, where he published Super Fat Bob (2018) and Phantom Sans (2018: trying to bring some warmth to the geometric sans genre, and now also a variable typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Karrik (a free britalist font designed with Lucas Le Bihan), Token (at Future Fonts---on purpose, Morizot mixes discordant styles to create a Frankenstein monster of a typeface; he added Token Bebop in 2021), Kola (a molecular rounded stencil typeface published at Indian Type Foundry; free at Fontshare)
Typefaces from 2021: Pally (at Fontshare; a 3-style asymmetric rounded sans with a playful children's book or comic strip rhythm), Zodiak (2021, Jérémie Hornus, Gaetan Baehr, Jean-Baptiste Morizot, Alisa Nowak, and Théo Guillard at Fontshare; a free 24-style text family with Century-like newspaper roots and sturdy bracketed slab serifs that was originally named Claire (2020)), NaN Tragedy (an 8-style serif with display and Text subfamilies, and a variable font option; Tragedy is classical and sturdy, yet mischievous and unconventional).
Cofounded by Joseph Johnson and Pratik Luharuka, Pixel Drop (Mumbai, India) created the experimental geometric solid typeface Primitive Font and the connect-the-dots Molecular Font in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2020, he released Trad, a carved typeface that is inspired by Viking mythology and runic alphabets.
Puri Creative (or: Ibey Design)
Operating as Puri Creative, Ibey Design, Andreas Bina, Ilrar Bey and Ikrar Bey Khubaib. Bandung / Tangerang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the display typefaces Right Hand (2019), Lamborgini (2019), and Avatarock (2019), the stitched / molecular / sans family Lamberto (2019: rounded sans), the cursive typeface Calligram (2019), and the script typefaces Rollingstand (2019: dry brush), Steven Anderson (a scrapbook script) (2019), Ravimon (2019), Vanilla (2019), Khalid (2019), Hastagram (2019), Bestlife (2019), Amanda Signature (2019), and Kaysan Signature (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Ballistick, Slimpick.
Typefaces from 2021: Khalidin (a scrapbook script), Rollingstand, Slimpick, Vanillove (script), Calligramy (script), Hastagram (script), Rollingstand (script), Slimpick (script), Vanillove (script), Black Jacky (a bold well-groomed brush script), Fasteam (a signature script), Otherslide (a fat finger script), Staly Home (a scrapbook script), Honeywelly Modern Calligraphy (an upright script), Shopia Modern Calligraphy (an upright calligraphic script), Vilanovas (a heavy upright script), Honeywelly Modern Calligraphy (an upright script), Agustaf Bold Script (a bold brush script), Ali Ana (a scrapbook script), Gojacky Bold Script (a scrapbook script), Gojacky Bold Script, Hamidah (a bold script), Javagos (script), Haritta (a scrapbook script), Takipedey (a scrapbook script), Algorisma Heart (a curly script), Angelist Heart (a signage script), Bakulipack (script), Carmitta (a creamy script), Graby (a bold script), Hakigai Heart (a scrapbook script), Hashiba Japanese Font (a display sans with Japanese influences), Lizadah (a bubble font), Hello Christmas, Black Jacky, Blueberry, Otherside, Sweet Valentines, Playstick, Something, Anterra, Healtico, Lezato, Otocar, Shaking, Nyamil, Bodyluck, Rocky Run, Fast, Casey Martin, Brownis, Bethany Signature, Rosty Creamy, Gardenia, Jelly Fruit, Shalma, Chrustmas, Black Friday, Hello Diary, First Blood.
RAF Web Designs (was: ARRF Designs and RA Fonts)
Randy Ford (Sarasota, FL) has been designing typefaces since 1997. His (free) creations: Angelized, Cool Dots (this face, also called Desiree's-CoolDots, was inspired by randy's niece, Desiree Chubb), Digital Surf, Flakes, Showtime (1998, art deco), CreepyGraves, Tilez (for scrabble), Lizzard (2008, inspired by his son, Ryan), Squaresville, the magnificently beautiful HypnOtik, YearbookMess, Molecular (2008), Barcoding, Futured, Christmas.
In 2012, he created Sporedom.
A Lebanese American, Graham Bradley grew up in Pasadena, CA. He studied twentieth-century European history at the University of California, Berkeley, and graduated in 2009. He also graduated from the Type@Cooper program at The Cooper Union in New York. Graham designs printed materials, lettering, typefaces, and the occasional website. He is located in California. Before founding Roxaboxen, Graham was the first employee at Frere-Jones Type, where he worked with Tobias Frere-Jones on Mallory and Retina. He is an instructor at Type West at the Letterform Archive.
During his studies at Type@Cooper in 2012, he designed Anacapa, and writes: Anacapa is an attempt to subtly express, in type, the identity of my home state: the cool, gray calm of beach volleyball courts in the early morning, the dispersed energy of Los Angeles, the warmth of the sunlight on the rocky Central Coast... It is an imagined piece of California's vernacular, designed to be as flexible and complex as the emotional range it seeks to capture.
His typeface Madtown (2019, Future Fonts) is inspired by letters from the American West, in particular the styles that have a capital oh with wedge-shaped serifs. In 2019, he also released the arts and crafts-inspired Mara des Bois at Future Fonts.
Other typefaces by Graham include Ogilvy Serif (2021, with Jeremy Mickel), and Bacterium (2014, a molecular typeface done for Alexander Issey Inc; it has multiple versions for each glyph). Graham also helps with type design at MCKL Type, Jeremy Mickel's type foundry in Los Angeles.
Designer in Berlin, who created experimental typefaces such as Molekel (2012, a connect-the-dots molecular font), 45 Degrees Font (2012), Piefex (2008, pixel face), Stronghold (2008), Biefstreet (2009) and Black Holes Ghost (2008).
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Sungguminasa, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Attasey (2019) and Khillua Zoldyck (2019), the straight-edged typeface Demiurge (2019), the rhombic typeface Shalltear (2019: inspired by the tradiational Bugis-Makassar script) and the molecular typeface Megumin (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Rome, Italy-based designer of the molecular modular typeface Cubase (2014), possibly created with FontStruct, and the fashion glasses-inspired typeface Pasolini (2014), which is named after (the glasses of) one of the world's most depressing film directors, Pier Paolo Pasolini. [Google] [More] ⦿
Minsk, Belarus-based designer of the geometric typefaces Dotted (2019: an interrupted glyph typeface with a molecular feel), Lines (2019), Area Lines (2019), the geometric solid typeface Area (2019) and the multiline typeface Cables (2019) for Cyrillic and Latin. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (aka Funk King, b. Fort Knox, KY) who lives in Orlando, FL, and/or Apopka, FL. He used FontStruct in 2008-2009 to make over 550 decorative fonts, and became one of the world's top experts on FontStruct, FontShop's on-line font editor. Most of his fonts were withdrawn in 2012. He did a few commercial typefaces at his commercial foundry, Funk King. His creations include
In 2012, he added these fonts at MyFonts: Architect, Black Tie, Carousel, Check Mate, Cobblestones, Cruise, Dog Tag, Edgar Fernhout (2012), Fifty Famous Fairy Tales, Fratturato Digitale (pixelish blackletter face), Ghost Town, Jackpot, Jelly Bean, Keyboard, Kingdom (a castle font), Lagniappe (Victorian), Lyrical, Madie, Matchstick, Menagerie, Q Typ, Scaffo, Sprinkle, Stained Glass, Stencillated, Stensei (stencil), Sweet Valley, Toothpaste, Vibration MF, Yoyo, Zephyrelli.
Typefaces from 2013 (no longer freely downloadable!): Pome (dot matrix), Cow Poke (dot matrix), Sausalito Nautica, Cut Here (stitching typeface), Belly Button (dot matrix face), Rouletto (bejeweled typeface), Picnic Basket (alphadings), Fandangle (dot matrix), Trace Remains (dot matrix), Billiards (dot matrix), Cross Worded, Script Town, Schematode (connect-the-dots), Electrifunkified, Aloha, Signal Strength, Ink Well, Satellite, Supper Time (alphadings), Mike (alphadings), Licorice, Conga Lounge OF, Monkey Bars, Daisies, Fractal OF (textured face), Saloon OF, Ball and Chain, Say What.
Typefaces from 2014: the multilined or inline typefaces Ozmosis, Ozian, Cardinal, Hollow Branch, Emblem, and Oblio. The alphading typefaces Rat Race and Picnic Basket. The pearly dot matrix typeface Rouletto and Crawler. The video game typefaces Pod Invasion and Zogg Domination. The stitching typeface Cut Here. The pixelized typeface Code Hijack.
YOFonts offers beautiful fonts like Trafica and Engraver Sans by Yasuhiro Yamaoka. Most are commercial. Some can be downloaded as freeware or shareware. Fontsquirrel link [where one can download Eau (+Douce Sans, +Naturelle Sans, 2003), EPF (1999-2006), Grov (2000-2002), Midiet (1990-2009, sans and serif), Nord (1992-2000, elliptical), and Telegrama (1992, pixelish)]. Freeware fonts (Mac/PC): Crematec Bold, Glyphian (runic), Grov Alphabet Regular / Italic / Condensed (1999), Grov Katakana, Grov Hiragana, Laitty (1993-1997, upright connected script), Lapidit (1994-2002, experimental), Liq (1995, LCD face), IgnorantModern (1993), Initia (geometric, circular), OneZero Alphabet, OneZero Katakana (pixel face), Ovals (border font), Quads (borderfont), SmooHG, SmooKK, Opuscula (2008-2011), Practica, Ovals Regular (Border font), Quads Regular (Border font). Font of the month (free): Philo AB, Philo KK, Philo HG.
Other fonts: Angrite-Regular (1998), ArchaeoDeco (2001, art deco), Botaniq (organic, 2001-2002), Circles, CremSBold (1995-1997), CremacBea, CremacBeaBold, Crematec (techno), Cybertalk (2000), DippleKKS (1998, organic, molecular), Elementa (1990-1998, a techno family in Sans, Serif and Script styles), Engraver Sans (1995, Greek simulation family), Fact (1995-2005, information design family), Fol (1995, octagonal family), LiqMono, LiqMonoOblique, LiqRegular, LiqRegularOblique, ModCircle (1995), ModQuad (1996), Moderno (1997-2002, sans), Philo (1995-1996), Pica (1993-2005), Pixe (1992-1998), Practica (1991-2002, +Practica MsF), Nord-Bold (1998), OneZero-ABOneZero (1998), OneZero-ABZeroOne (1998), OneZero-ABZeroZero (1998), OneZero-KKOneOne (1998), OneZero-KKOneZero (1998), OneZero-KKZeroOne (1998), OneZero-KKZeroZero (1998), Serian (1997-2005, a German Schreibschrift), Trafica (1999-2002). In Font Pavilion 12 [dead link]: Smoo (1997-1998, Latin, katakana, hiragana). [Google] [More] ⦿