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4th February
[Sergiy Tkachenko]

Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Open Font Library link.

View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

A Is For (was: Aisforapple)
[Emilie Rigaud]

Émilie Rigaud is a French designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her typeface Coline, a family of seven typefaces intended for pocket books. Before Reading, at ENSAD, she made the simple monoline sans family La Miss Ulm (2006).

In 2007, she started work under the guidance of Alejandro Lo Celso and Philippe Millot on a revival of the first type printed in France, at the Sorbonne, by Ulrich Gering. This work is based on a 1478 edition of Virgilius.

Grotesque 6 (2009) is based on a typeface published in 1880 by Stephenson Blake.

In 2010, she founded Aisforapple, where she published Jaakko (signage), Coline Cursive, Coline Première, Coline Extrême, Grotesque 6, David (2014) and BTP (polygonally-outlined typeface).

In 2016, the typefoundry published Knif Mono Regular, which was designed by Axel Pelletanche-Thévenart under the art direction of Guillaume Grall and Benoit Santiard. It was produced by Emilie Rigaud.

In 2017, Émilie Rigaud published the sharp-edged typeface Tongari.

In 2018, she designed Naoko.

Speaker at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. Old URL: Mouton Sauvage. Klingspor link. Personal site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

A Survey of Free Math Fonts for TeX and LaTeX
[Stephen G. Hartke]

Article by Stephen Hartke from Urbana, IL, written in 2006. He surveys free math fonts for TeX and LaTeX, with examples, instructions for using LaTeX packages for changing fonts, and links to sources for the fonts and packages. PDF version of the paper. Hartke is a Professor of Mathematics at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He finished a font family called Aurulent Sans and Aurulent Sans Mono (2007), and released the free monospaced font Verily Serif Mono (2006, based on Vera Serif, with same dimensions as Vera Sans Mono). Fontsy link. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Twentyfour examples of text face/math typeface are showcased. Some are quite disappointing. Here are the better ones (with some text quoted from Hartke's article):

  • Computer Modern (by Don Knuth), still my favorite. Type 1 versions of Computer Modern from Blue Sky Research and Y&Y, Inc. have been made freely available by the American Mathematical Society (AMS). Basil K. Malyshev has also released a free Type 1 version of Computer Modern, the BaKoMa fonts. Computer Modern has been extended to include more characters, particularly for non-English European languages. These fonts include European Computer Modern by Jörg Knappen and Norbert Schwarz (METAFONT only), Tt2001 by Peter Szabó (converted into Type 1 format from METAFONT sources using textrace), CM-Super by Vladimir Volovich (also converted using textrace); and Latin Modern by Bogusaw Jackowski and Janusz M. Nowacki (extended from the Blue Sky AMS fonts using MetaType1).
  • Concrete text with Euler math, or Concrete text with Concrete math. The Concrete font was created by Knuth for his book Concrete Mathematics. Hermann Zapf was commissioned by the AMS to create the math font Euler for use in Concrete Mathematics. Type 1 versions of Concrete in T1 encoding are available in the CM-Super collection, and Type 1 versions of Euler are available in the Blue Sky collection from the AMS and in the BaKoMa collection. The eulervm package by Walter Schmidt implements virtual fonts for Euler that are more efficient to use with LaTeX. Ulrik Vieth created the Concrete Math fonts to match the Concrete text fonts; the only free versions are implemented in METAFONT. The ccfonts package by Walter Schmidt changes the text font to Concrete and changes the math font to the Concrete Math fonts if eulervm is not loaded. Note that Concrete Text has no bold, but the Computer Modern Bold does just fine for that.
  • Antykwa Pótawskiego text and Computer Moder math. J. M. Nowacki created the font Antykwa Pótawskiego using the MetaType1 system based on a typeface by Polish typographer Adam Pótawski.
  • Antykwa Toruńska text and math. Antykwa Toruńska was created by J. M. Nowacki using the MetaType1 system based on a typeface by the Polish typographer Zygfryd Gardzielewski. The package anttor has complete math support in both TeX and LaTeX.
  • Kerkis text and math. Kerkis was created by Antonis Tsolomitis by extending URW Bookman L to include Greek and additional Latin characters. The resulting fonts are stand-alone and can be used by applications outside of TeX. A font of math symbols is included, but not used by the LaTeX package. The package kmath uses txfonts for math symbols and uppercase Greek letters.
  • New Century Schoolbook with Millennial math. New Century Schoolbook with Fourier math. The Millennial math font by Stephen Hartke contains Greek letters and other letter-like mathematical symbols. A set of virtual fonts is provided that uses New Century Schoolbook for Latin letters in math, Millennial for Greek and other letter-like symbols, and txfonts and Computer Modern for all other symbols, including binary operators, relations, and large symbols. This font is still in development, but will hopefully be released in 2006. The fouriernc package of Michael Zedler uses New Century Schoolbook for text and Latin letters in mathematics, and the Greek and symbol fonts from the Fourier-GUTenberg package for the remaining mathematical symbols.
  • Palatino and pxfonts, Pazo, or mathpple for math symbols. Young Ryu created the pxfonts collection, which contains Greek and other letter-like symbols, as well as a complete set of geometric symbols, including the AMS symbols. Diego Puga created the Pazo math fonts, which include the Greek letters and other letter-like symbols in a style that matches Palatino. The LaTeX package mathpazo (now part of PSNFSS) uses Palatino for Latin letters, Pazo for Greek and other letter-like symbols, and Computer Modern for geometric symbols. The LaTeX package mathpple (also part of PSNFSS) uses Palatino for Latin letters and slanted Euler for Greek and other symbols. Since Hermann Zapf designed both Palatino and Euler, the designs mesh well. An alternate use of Euler is using the eulervm package. Ralf Stubner added small caps and old-style figures to URW Palladio L in the FPL package, and Walter Schmidt extended these fonts in the FPL Neu package.
  • Utopia and Fourier or Math Design. Utopia was donated by Adobe for use with X Windows. Michel Bovani created Fourier-GUTenberg as an accompaniment to Utopia and is very complete, containing both Greek letters and standard and AMS symbols. The Math Design fonts for Utopia of Paul Pichaureau are also very complete, including Greek letters and AMS symbols.
  • Charter and Math Design. Or URW Garamond and Math Design. Charter was donated by Bitstream for use with X Windows. The Math Design fonts for Charter created by Paul Pichaureau are very complete, including Greek letters, symbols from Computer Modern, and the AMS symbols. Charis SIL might be an alternate source for Greek letters that match Charter more closely. Another possibility for a math font is to use the Euler fonts with the charter and eulervm packages. URW Garamond No. 8 is available under the Aladdin Free Public License as part of the GhostPCL project. The Math Design fonts for URW Garamond created by Paul Pichaureau are very complete, including Greek letters, symbols from Computer Modern, and the AMS symbols.
  • Times or Omega Serif, and txfonts, Belleek, mathptmx, or mbtimes. Young Ryu created the txfonts collection, which contains Greek and other letter-like symbols, as well as a complete set of geometric symbols, including the AMS symbols. The txfonts package also includes a very nice typewriter font, txtt. Belleek was created by Richard Kinch and is a drop-in replacement for the commercial fonts required by the mathtime package (now part of PSNFSS). The LaTeX package mathptmx (also part of PSNFSS) uses Times for Latin letters and Symbol for Greek and other symbols. Michel Bovani created the mbtimes package by using Omega Serif for text and Latin and Greek letters in mathematics. mbtimes also includes symbol fonts and a set of calligraphic letters. Omega Serif is the primary font for Omega, a 16-bit extension of TeX by John Plaice and Yannis Haralambous. The STIX fonts project is a collaboration of several academic publishers to create a set of Times-compatible fonts containing every possible glyph needed for mathematical and technical publishing. These fonts are still in development, with a scheduled release in the middle of 2006. Note: When Adobe introduced Postscript in 1984, they defined 35 core fonts (in 10 typefaces) that must be present in all Postscript interpreters. In 1996, URW++ released a replacement set for the core fonts under the GNU General Public License. The URW++ fonts were primarily released for use with Ghostscript, a free Postscript interpreter. For example, Times is Nimbus Roman No. 9 L, Palatino is URW Palladio L, New Century Schoolbook is Century Schoolbook L and Symbol is Standard Symbols L.

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

Abdullah Arif

Designer of the monospaced Arabic typeface Kawkab Mono (2015), which is available from Open Font Library. It is paired with Source Code Pro for the non-Arabic glyphs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Acces Design
[Beate Limbach]

Gifted designer from Epalinges, Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.

Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.

In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).

In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.

Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.

Typefaces from 2013: db Etroite, db Concierge (hairline serif), db Lineo, db Lucky, db Boxer III, db SIL.

Typefaces from 2014: db Darling. db Oh Darling, db Melitta (a fantastic brush emulation typeface), db Sticker T, db Points Sans Oblique (dot matrix font), db Como Splitt, db Quirlo (fat rounded poster typeface), db Quirlo Mix, db Limo (angular angry anthroposophic sans), db Limo N, db Slow (a German expressionist typeface), db Bargo Condensed, db TwoLines (an inline font).

Typefaces from 2015: DB Caryptis, DB Oleumi, DB Caroli Plain, DB Caroli, DB Seimeins Serif, DB Seimains, DB Sago, DB Sago II, DB Sthlm (+Light), DB Gertrude, DB Track, DB Track Too.

Typefaces from 2016: DB Maquette, DB Largo, DB For You (winner in the 2016 Fontstruct Love competition), DB Bargo Slanted.

Typefaces from 2017: DB Jojo, DB Scrape, DB Tape Noir, DB Tape Slab, DB Tape, DB Pins, DB Monoto Sans, DB Mrs Back n Black, DB Dr. Bob, DB Tilda, DB Rondo Mix, DB Rondo, DB Shop.

Beate set up Acces Design ca. 2017. The typefaces available there are ad Backjumpsi (stencil), ad Bargo, ad Como, ad Concierge, ad Darling, ad Oh Darling, ad Frieda, ad Klacks, ad Limo, ad Lucky, ad Magritte, ad Melitta, ad Mill, ad Points, ad Quirlo, ad Slow, ad Soda and ad Soda Plex.

Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Katyi
[Hungarumlaut (was: Cila Design)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Frutiger
[Univers Typewriter]

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Adrian Smith

When you click on "download", you get Adrian Smith's APL2741 font (1994-1999) in truetype format. It looks like a slanted Courier. Adrian Smith resides in York, UK. He also made Dyalog Std TT, a Courier-like truetype font (1996) for use as a system screen font. Another typewriter font is KAPL (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrian Talbot
[Talbot Type]

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Adrien Menard

Adrien Menard is a graphic and type designer first based in Paris and now in Brooklyn, NY. Adrien studied at the ECV Paris and at the KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands. He holds a Master in Art Direction. His typefaces:

  • Haarlem AM (2015). A serif typeface family based on the letters used in Origines Typographicae, Meerman Fleishman, 1765, from the Enschedé font foundry.
  • Paraag AM (2015). A monospaced sans.
  • Keller Stencil (2015). A classy stencil typeface based on a Garamond skeleton. Developed with Xavier Lecuyer and Anton Haesendonck. Perhaps renamed Klod AM in 2016.
Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adrien Zammit
[Formes Vives]

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Agent Demonic Ladybug

FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2010: Tessa (an über fat face), Pomegranate, Archipelago Serif, QQQQQ.

In 2011, these typefaces were created: Barnhaus (+Lite), Not My Font (clone of zalamera eYeFS by Antonio J. Morata), Mission Design Sans, Soundproof, Naturally Blonde, Sector12 (an army stencil face), Industrial Sans Better, Elegantite, Grey Hand (texture face), Ubnshufr II Hellllp, Havoc, Havoc Thin (scratchy face), Pixels Redefined (texture face), Capitas Lite (texture face), Capitals Woodcut, Adl Capitals (hand-printed), Useful Sans, Spirit (tattoo/blackletter face), Wanted 2.0, Detaile, fs Greener Grass (grotesk headline face), Bean (pixelish), Small Sans, Doundproof.

In 2012, Agent Demonic Ladybug made these typefaces: Mechans (upright connected script), Tessa Revived, Minimalist No. 2 (piano key face), Laceys (dot matrix typeface), Roundsclean, Squareup, Barnhaus 2012, Mission Design Sans, Barnhaus (+Lite, +Mono; named after Bauhaus), iFontStruct, Squishypixel, Moredetailes, Who Needs Nonconformity (heavy octagonal), Stuckinneurone Error, Stuckingranite, 220a, Boldish (piano key face), Strategy Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agi Pramudiman
[Loch Typography]

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A.J. Marx

Aka chickenmeister. Located in Pennsylvania, A.J. Marx created the monospaced programming font Smooth Bunny (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akemi Aoki

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).

View Akemi Aoki's typefaces. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alan Mattano

Milan, Italy-based designer of the rounded monospaced programming font PixelCoding (2013-2015). Alan says that he was inspired by Elysium Film Hex. Behance link. Alan is senior designer at Ferrari and Pininfarina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan Rimmer
[Fatchair]

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Albert Coy

Badalona, Catalunya-based creator of Antibodi (2014), a textured didone display typeface. He also created the monoline monospaced typeface Bended (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Pinggera
[Design Buero]

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Alberto Moreu
[Think Work Observe (TWO)]

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Alessandro Tartaglia
[FF3300]

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Alex Bergin

Graphic designer in Detroit, MI. Designer at FontStruct in 2009 of the extra condensed typeface Vertigo. In 2012, he made Bar Sans, a free headline sans that was inspired by all of the old hand made signage found along Eight Mile Boulevard in Detroit. Good Enough (2012) is a free monospaced programming font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Chavot

Lyon and/or Paris, France-based graphic designer and illustrator. He created the geometric fat counterless Tangoes and the monoline sans faceSlim in 2009.

Aka UnderNoControlTypofoundry.

Creations in 2012 include the free font Modul (OFL), Lavoir (OFL, based on an old art-deco public bath sign in Lyon), Interval (OFL, monospaced) and Modulo (OFL).

In 2016, he designed the delightful fat sans display typeface Marsel Black, and writes: What could have happened if Roger Excoffon and Eric Gill gathered in Marcel Olive's backyard in Marseille to share a few Pastis back in the days? In some way, Marsel could be the result of this hypothetical experiment. A colourful fat sans with uncanny high contrasts and utter personality. While flirting with the strangeness of Gill's Kayo, Marsel primarily stands as a very distant hommage to Excoffon's mythical Antique, a reminiscence of a Latin taste for exuberance.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Nelson

In 2015, Alex Nelson (Vancouver, BC) and Ross Milne drew Birds, a custom monospaced typeface created for Vancouver's café, The Birds & The Beets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Wall Dujet

Geneva-based designer who also does some type design. He is working on Rotative Mono (2012). He created the sans and mono family Rational (2012) in eight cuts. He also did the identity of Fonderie Kugler (2011).

Cofounder in 2007 of the design studio League with Aurélie Vogt and Tony Casimo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Aeschbach
[Idealphabet]

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Alexander Colby
[xyz.ch]

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Alexander Lubovenko

Talented Russian graphic and type designer who works for ParaType in Moscow. His typefaces:

  • In 2015, he and Alexandra Korolkova co-designed Circe Rounded, which is an extension of the Circe typeface (2011), both published by Paratype. Circe is named for the circular nature of many of its glyphs.
  • In 2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko published Aphrosine at Paratype, a typeface based on pointed pen script and situated somewhere between handwriting and calligraphy. Many alternatives and smart OpenType features help Aphrosine look like real handwriting.
  • Carol Gothic (2015, Alexandra Korolkova and Alexander Lubovenko, Paratype) is a traditional blackletter face closest to Linotype's Old English.
  • Liberteen (2015) is a playful tongue-in-cheek take on 19th century slab serifs, including Clarendons. For Latin and Cyrillic, from Thin to Black. Dessert Script (2015, Paratype). A smooth-outlined advertising script for Latin and Cyrillic.
  • In 2016, Alexander Lubovenko and Manvel Shmavonyan co-designed the 30-style Latin / Cyrillic workhorse sans typeface family Mediator which was followed in 2017 by Mediator Serif. Later in 2016, Alexander Lubovenko designed the heavy slab serif family Bombarda.
  • Hypocrite (2017, Paratype).
  • He created some additional styles for Zakhar Yaschin's Mojito script font.
  • in 2018, he designed Clincher at Paratype, a set of monospaced and duospaced fonts that were specifically developed for program coding and user interface design.
  • Wak (2018). By Aleksander Lubovenko and Viktor Fitzner.
  • Journal Sans New (2018).
Paratype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Sperl

German designer (aka laynecom) at FontStruct in 2008 of band, blokk_2, maiden, substance, Fette Serif (fat, octagonal), Runde Pixelig, Velvet, Thin Sans, Constr, Clear Serif, Blokk.

Added in 2009: Russisch Brot, Block Out (3d face, +Filled1, + Filled2), Bold Stencil Sans, Script Pixelig, Dorky Corners Sans, Haus der Kunst (inspired by the building in München by that name), Fraktur Test, Fette Sans (nice), Emilia, Runde Pixelig (pixel script).

Creations in 2010: Fraktur Test, The Plot (octagonal, architectural), 80s Metal Band, Fieldwork Font (pixel), Black Metal, I slabbed the Seriff, Play (curly face).

Creations in 2011: Obvious Stencil (Bauhaus, or piano key), Supercali (a psychedelic font inspired by the cover for A.R. Kane's "I"), Manuale (with straight slabs; +Manuale Giocoso, 2012), Graphite (fat and rounded), Graphite 2, Hinterland Italic (quaint Victorian face).

From 2012: Linea Fraktur (extended in 2013 to Linea Runde), Black Organic (spiky blackletter), Green Organic (a spurred blackletter), Standard Sans, Modular Blackout Bold Condensed, Viva Las Vegas, Helios, Faux Pas Serif (Egyptian typeface), Nova Thin Extended (this hairline sans is a tour de force---it is the first successful hairline sans typeface ever made by anyone using FontStruct), Bencraft.

Fonts from 2013: Meadow Bold, Lush Capitals, SwiftStroke, Its Slab To Be Square, Mellow Doubt, Ligure Black, Beige Organic, Trafo, Trafo Evolution, Codester Mono (a programming font), Swash Buckle, Nova Thin Extended (a hairline sans), Meson Sans, Burgwald Exquisite Bold Condensed, Editoriale, Coalescimen, A La Carte, Hampton Italic, Baby Elephant (fat grotesque).

Fonts from 2014: Terminal One (a basic sans), Fanomino, Fontris (like Tetris), Schlaraffenland (+Variant: great rounded sans family), Crystalline, Tick Brush, Manuale Neue Bold, Terminal One, Sanspura, Italics Study, Mundane Black Extended, Heavy Grain, Wineshop Stencil, Folds and Rhizones, Viva Las Inline.

Fonts from 2015: Augustine, Coleridge, Framtid, Licht-Sans, Quire-Bold, Quire, Static-Grotesk, Tattoo-Parlour, The-Gift-Serif, Tuileries-Black, Usual-Type, Ziseleur, Zungenschlag, Blackesteverblack.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Tarbeev
[TFaces]

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Alexandra De Angelis

Roman graphic designer. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Lounge Curve (a wide monospaced techno sans), World Fashion Channel (ornamental caps), ASN (ornamental caps), and Polytype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Saumier Demers
[Coppers & Brasses]

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Alfredo Marco Pradil
[Hanken Studio]

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Alphabet Innovations International -- TypeSpectra (Was: MM2000)
[Phil Martin]

Born in Dallas in 1923, and retired in Florida, Phil Martin had an exciting life, which started as a bombardier in WWII, and went on as a piano bar singer, publisher, cartoonist, comedian and typographer. He died in October 2005.

Phil established Alphabet Innovations International in 1969 and TypeSpectra in 1974, and designed most of his 400 typefaces (read: film fonts for use in the VGC Photo Typositor) there: Agenda (1976), Americana (1972), Arthur (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Aurora Snug (1969), Avalon (1972), Baskerville (1969), Beacon (1987), Bluejack (1974), Borealis (1970, by Roc Mitchell), Britannic (1973), Bulletin (1971), Celebration (1969, by Roc Mitchell), Century S (1975), Cheltenham (1971), Clearface (1973), Cloister (1975), Corporate (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Corporate Image (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Courier B EF (2004, originally done at Scangraphic), Didoni (1969, a knock-off of Pistilli Roman with swashes added), Dimensia and Dimensia Light (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Dominance (1971), Egyptian (1970), Eightball (1971, some report this incorrectly as a VGC face, which has a different typeface also called Eightball: it was digitized by FontBank as Egbert. Alphabet Innovations' Eightball had other versions called Cueball and Highball, and all three were designed by George Thomas who licensed them to AI), Fat Chance (Rolling Stone) (1971), Fotura Biform (1969), Franklin (1981), Garamond (1975), Globe (1975), Goudy (1969), Harem (1969, aka Margit; digitized and revived in 2006 by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari as Johnny), Helserif (1976---I thought this was created by Ed Kelton; anyway, this typeface is just Helvetica with slabs), Helvetica (1969), Introspect (1971), Jolly Roger (1970, digitized in 2003 by Steve Jackaman at Red Rooster; Martin says that Jolly Roger and Introspect are his two most original designs), Journal (1987), Kabell (1971), Kabello (1970), King Arthur [+Light, Outline] with Guinevere Alternates (1971, by Roc Mitchell), Legothic (1973), Martinique (1970), Mountie (1970), News (1975), Palateno (1969), Pandora (1969), Pazazzma (1980), Perpetua (1969), Plantin (1973), Polonaise (1977; digital version by Claude Pelletier in 2010, called Chopin Script), Primus Malleable (1972), Quaff (1977), Quixotic (1970), Report (1971), Romana (1972), Scenario (1974), Sledge Hammer (1971), Son of Windsor (1970), Stanza (1971, by Roc Mitchell; this angular typeface was later published by URW), Stark (1970), Supercooper (1970), Swath (1979), Threadgil (1972), Thrust (1971), Timbre (1970), Times (1970), Times Text (1973), Trump (1973), Tuck Roman (1981), Viant (1977), Vixen (1970), Weiss (1973), Wordsworth (1973).

In 1974, he set up TypeSpectra, and created these type families: Adroit (1981), Albert (1974), Analog (1976), Bagatelle (1979), Cartel (1975), Caslon (1979), Criterion (1982), DeVille (1974), Embargo (1975), Heldustry (1978, designed for the video news at the fledgling ABC-Westinghouse 24-hour cable news network in 1978; incorrectly attributed by many to Martin's ex-employee Ed Kelton: download here), Innsbruck (1975: revived in 2018 by Olexa Volochay as Tyrol), Limelight (1977), Oliver (1981), Opulent [Light and Bold] (1975, by George Brian, an amployee at Alphabet Innovations), Quint (1984), Sequel (1979), Spectral (1974), Welby (1982).

His fonts can be bought at MyFonts.com and at Precisiontype. He warns visitors not to mess with his intellectual property rights, but I wonder how he can have escaped the ire of Linotype by using the name Helvetica. In any case, the fonts were originally made for use on photo display devices and phototypesetters. Some are now available in digital format.

Near the end of his life, Phil's web presence was called MM2000 (dead link).

Check his comments on his own typefaces. URW sells these typefaces: URW Adroit, URW Agenda, URW Avernus (after Martin's design from 1972), URW Baskerville AI, URW Beacon, URW Bluejack, URW Cartel, URW Cloister, URW Corporate, URW Criterion, URW Didoni, URW Fat Face, URW Globe, URW Goudy AI, URW Heldustry, URW Helserif, URW Introspect, URW Legothic, URW Martin Gothic, URW Martinique, URW Pandora, URW Polonaise, URW Quint, URW Scenario, URW Souvenir Gothic, Souvenir Gothic Antique (the Souvenit Gothic family was designed by George Brian, an employee of Alphabet Innovations at the time: it was AI's first text family), URW Stanza, URW Stark, URW Timbre, URW Viant, URW Wordsworth.

Interview. Bye Bye Blackbird performed by Phil Martin in Largo, Florida.

The final message on his last web page, posted posthumously read: MARTIN, PHIL, 82, of Largo, died Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2005) at Largo Medical Center. He was born in Dallas and came here after retiring as a writer, singer-songwriter, commercial artist, and comedian. As a high school student, he worked as an assistant artist on the nationally syndicated Ella Cinders, and at 18 wrote and drew Swing Sisson, the Battling Band Leader, for Feature Comics. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II, where he served as a bombardier in Lintz, Austria. On his 28th mission shelling the yards in Lintz, his B-24 was hit and he was listed as missing in action until the war in Europe ended. He was a comedian on The Early Birds Show on WFAA in Dallas. As a commercial artist, he founded two multinational corporations to market typeface designs and is credited for designing 4 percent of all typefaces now used. He also wrote columns and articles for typographic publications. Locally, he sang original lyrics to old pop standards in area piano bars, and in 1999 produced 59 issues of the Web book Millennium Memorandum, changing the title to MM2000 when he issued the first edition of the new Millennium on Jan. 3, 2000. Survivors include his wife, Ann Jones Martin; and a cousin, Lorrie Hankins, Casper, Wyo. National Cremation Society, Largo.

Phil Martin's digital typefaces.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Amadeus Information Systems
[Phil Chastney]

Amadeus Information Systems Limited / Phil Chastney are the designers of SImPL (1999-2001) and Sixpack Medium (2009), great Courier-like monospace fonts with many diacritics and symbols, filling many of the Unicode pages. The designer is Phil Chastney, who writes One of the design aims of the font was to provide a complete set of all known APL symbols, plus sufficient characters to allow prompts, comments, etc., to be expressed in every European language known to be in current use. Basically, that means the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, plus accented and variant letter forms as required for other European languages using these alphabets.. Incidentally, Armenian and Cyrillic are also covered, and the number of mathematical symbols is staggering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amin Abedi

Tabriz, Iran-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:

  • The paperclip typeface First Shine (2016).
  • The outline typeface AAR (2017).
  • The programming font Cherry (2017).
  • The calligraphic typeface Perfection (2017).
  • The monoline Arabic/Latin typefaces Estedad (2017-2018) and Mikhak (2018).
  • The monospaced sans typeface AzarMehr Monospaced (2018). For Arabic and Latin. It has a great arched background font.
  • The fancy Persian font Fandogh (2017).

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Ana Maria Burtea

Bucharest, Romania-based designer of an untitled monospaced font in 2014 during her studies at National University of Arts Bucharest. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
[André Toet]

Andre Toet Design (and before that, SO Design is a Dutch studio run by André Toet (b. 1950, Den Haag). He was educated at the KABK under Gerrit Noordzij from 1974 until 1976, and at the Central School of Art and Design in London under Nicolete Gray from 1976 until 1977. From 1979 until 1980, he worked as a designer at Total Design with Jurriaan Schrofer and Wim Crouwel. Andre Toet Design is located in Apeldoorn (was: Amsterdam).

Creator of Artu (2012, monospaced display face), Battersea (multiline face), Billiard (2012), Bloggy (experimental), AT Move Bloggy (2010), Decoupe (experimental), AT Move Decoupé (2012: a modular font based on a French game from 1906), Holborn, Mezzo (mimimalist), AT Move Pipi (2012, a playful textured caps typeface created jointly with Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Mezzo, AT Move Powerplay (1976, and redone in 2011: multilined), Musica, Nath, Powerplay, Tremelo, Wiggle.

Creations from 2012: AT Move Holborn (a 3d outlined neon sign face), AT Move Tremelo (based on the logotype Microtel), Artu, AT Move Wyggle, AT Move Wolfszn, AT Move Skewy (2012), AT Move Specx and AT Move Specx Stencil (a slab serif based on the cover of a 1955 French School-Notebook; help with the design from Jasper Nijssen).

Typefaces made in 2013: AT Move Altera, AT Move Altera, AT Move Herengracht (an inline typeface), AT Move Artu Super Super Heavy, AT Move Bulky (glaz krak font), AT Move Quipo (an amoebic font), AT Move MMM (with Jasper Terra and Jasper Nijssen: a rounded organic sans typeface. They write: The design is based on a old Soap-Powder advertisement. MMM is very useful for headings and/or logotypes.), AT Move Strano (squarish stencil), AT Move Nath (optical illusion typeface first made in 1974 at the Central School of Art and Design in London, and digitized in 2013 with the aid of Jasper Terra).

Typefaces from 2014: AT Move Frutta, AT Move Straw (by André Toet and Jasper Nijssen), AT Move Riff Raff (octagonal, with Jasper Nijssen).

Typefaces from 2015: Bombola.

Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).

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Andrea Tinnes
[Typecuts]

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André Leonhardt

German designer, b. 1977, aka Leo, who studied graphic design at Anhalt University in Dessau in 2005. Between 2010 and 2015 he taught typography at Anhalt University in Dessau. In 2016, he co-founded Interfont with Dennis Michaelis.

After an apprenticeship with Lucas de Groot and Fred Smeijers, he created Neue Sans (2005), a six-weight font that can be freely downloaded from OurType, Fred Smeijers' foundry. Neue Sans Pro (2007) is not free, however.

In 2015, Laura Dreßler (Schauschau, Berlin), André Leonhardt and Dennis Michaelis co-designed the monospaced typewriter typeface family Monoela (published in 2016 by Interfont). Klingspor link. Our Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

André Toet
[Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)]

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Andreas Dauerer

Graphic designer in Berlin. His typefaces include Asgard Grotesk (2012), Evil Neue (2012, sans), Jjang (2012), Ladro (2012), Schicke (2012, geometric sans), Tano (2012), Sherman Mono (2012), Tsukunft (2012, experimental), Arsene (2012), Decodorant (2012), Kirky (2012), Nordfrost (2012), Sedadda (2012), Sloth (2012, an avant garde sans), Svangard (2012), Yueah Mono (2012), and Kamek (2012, a great feather pen rendering of a Venetian renaissance typeface).

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Andreas Larsen

Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1986) of Tal (2014), a full set of numerals in many weights for use on small devices. Tal is advertized as free, but there are no download buttons anywhere.

In 2014, he also created the Open Source fonts Gidole Play (later renamed Gidolinya) and Gidole Sans [micropage], which is patterned after DIN 1451 and uses Euler spirals. Dedicated page for Gidole Sans. Github link for Gidole.

In 2015, he published Gidole Regular and the monoline sans programming font families Monoid and Mono 16, which cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Gidole was forked and extended in 2016 at Open Font Library by Cristiano Sobral as Normung.

He modified the free M+ font to design MonoMusic for chords and tabs.

Behance link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Lehmann
[Katwin-Schriften]

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Andrew Bellamy
[Ilott Type]

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Andrew McCluskey
[Chequered Ink]

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Andrew Tindale
[Tyntyp]

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Andrew Vucko

Andrew Vucko is a Canadian design director and animator. He runs an independent studio and builds content for studios, agencies, networks and brands. He has built relationships with local and international clients such as Google, Nike, BMW, YouTube, HP, Mitsubishi, Coca Cola, and Uber while being showcased in publications such as Applied Arts, One Show Annual, and Communication Arts. He is currently based in Toronto, Canada and freelances full time. Designer of the animated monospaced typeface Boomerang (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrew Welch

Co-designer with Carl Osterwald and Steve Gilardi of the monospaced typeface ProFontWindows (1997). Free download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Makarov

Russian type designer. He created the free monospaced Anka Coder family in 2010, which was developed for printing of source code. The fonts cover Latin and Cyrillic, among other things. The font names: AnkaCoder-C75-b, AnkaCoder-C75-bi, AnkaCoder-C75-i, AnkaCoder-C75-r, AnkaCoder-C87-b, AnkaCoder-C87-bi, AnkaCoder-C87-i, AnkaCoder-C87-r, AnkaCoder-b, AnkaCoder-bi, AnkaCoder-i, AnkaCoder-r. Download sites: Google Code Archive, Google, Open Font Library. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrey Mel'man

Russian designer of the Cyrillic/Latin version of Ray Larabie's fonts Monofonto and Neuropol, and of Newland Black (after Rudolf Koch's Neuland, 1923). He also made OCR B (a Cyrillic version) and Dollar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Android Open Source Project

Free downnloads of Ahem, Clockopia, DroidSans-Bold, DroidSans, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansHebrew, DroidSansJapanese, DroidSansMono, DroidSansThai, DroidSerif-Bold, DroidSerif-BoldItalic, DroidSerif-Italic, DroidSerif, MotoyaLCedar-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H, MotoyaLMaru-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H. Droid (2007) and Clockopia (2009) are by by Google (2007) and Motoya is by Motoya Corporation (2010). Ahem (2010, Todd Fahrner) is for the CSS Samurai's browser testing. Motoya was created for mobile machines. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Pocius
[Artmaker]

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Anna-Rae Morris

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the monospaced piano key typeface Fat Boy Slim (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anouk Pennel
[Studio Feed (or: Feedtype)]

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Anthony Damico

Columbus, OH-based designer of the free font Operator (2018), a monospaced font for space cadets that shares some features with OCR. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony Sheret
[The Entente]

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Antoine van Waesberge

Strasbourg, France-based designer of Diagonale (2015), Vel Textus Nova (2014, inspired by both Textura and Suetterlin Schrift), the monospaced typeface Wisconsin Monospaced (2014), of Cro-Magnon Antique (sans) and of the maritime sans Fsk (2013).

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Anurag Gautam

Graphic designer in New Delhi, who, during his studies at the National Institute of Design, proposed a legible sans caps typeface, Krum (2013) to replace the Indian license plate font HSRP (High Security Registration Plates).

At Fontstore, he published the monspaced sans serif RX100 (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aparat
[Domen Fras]

Domen Fras completed his masters at London's Central Saint Martin's College of Art & Design in 2000. In 2002 he founded the type & design studio Aparat in Ljubljana, Slovenia. Since 2011 he is a full-time assistant professor at the Faculty of Natural Sciences at the University of Ljubljana. Speaker at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. His largely experimental work:

  • Brutildo (2006): squarish headline lettering.
  • Butalci (1998, a pixel font) is a part of Domen's diploma project at Faculty of Architecture in Ljubljana, supervised by Janez Suhadolc.
  • Gyro (1998-2001) is an octagonal monospace font with 3 weights.
  • Exlibris (2001-2003) is an experimental face.
  • Pozor (1999) is a squarish sans, as for traffic signage.
  • Terragni (1998) is an alphabet study based on the floor plan composition analysis of the house 'Casa del Fascio' in Como by the architecta Giuseppe Terragni.
  • DinoUnicase (1997) is a variation on DIN Mittelschrift.
  • Narod (2003) was made for designing commemorative coins at 60th anniversary of Kocevje Summit.
  • JH Luzern (1999) is based on a scan of a hotel room card.
  • Pesjan Debu (2011) is a fat angular poster typeface created during TipoBrda 2011.
  • Narod Krepak (2010) is an art deco sans titling typeface created during TipoBrda 2010000000
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APL fonts
[Christopher H. Lee]

Original APL-related fonts: APL2-Italic (IBM, 1994), APL2741Light (Adrian Smith, 1994), APLHELP-Regular (Christopher H. Lee, 1994 at Manugistics Inc; modified by Bill Welch), APLMATHS-Semi-italic (APL2000 Inc, 1999), APLNet (Adrian Smith, 1997), APLPLUS-Regular (Christopher H. Lee, 1994 at Manugistics Inc; modified by Bill Welch), APLPLUSI-Semi-Italic (APL2000 Inc, 1999), Courier-APL2-Bold (IBM, 1995), Courier-APL2 (IBM, 1995), CourierNewPS-ItalicMT (Monotype, 1992), CourierNewPSMT (Monotype, 1994), DyalogStdTT (Adrian Smith, 1996), ISIJRoman (J.K. Tuttle, 1992), LucidaSansUnicode (Bigelow&Holmes, 1993), QTCaligulatype (Qualitype, 1992). Except for the last two fonts, nearly all other fonts are monospaced and Courier-lookalikes. Click on "nouvpolices.zip ancpolices.zip". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aqilah Emran

Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei-based student-designer of the free monospaced display typeface Doors (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Archetype Foundry
[Sujan Sundareswaran]

Chennai, India-based designer of the monospaced programming font Dita Grotesk (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Architaraz Type
[Zhalgas Kassymkulov]

Architaraz Type is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.

He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.

Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.

Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.

Commercial typefaces done in 2013: William Shakespears, AT Archistency (piano key stencil face) AT Bombarda (piano key stencil face), AT Audio, AT Argyn.

Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.

Typefaces from 2015: ATAday, ATArchistruct, ATAttache, ATBogomol, ATCastleryRock, ATChaperon, ATKitay (oriental simulation), ATQuba, ATRaushan, ATRoyal, ATShlanga, ATSkos, ATTrassa, AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.

Typefaces from 2016: ATArchaus2, ATArchistructOutline, ATDornach, ATDrogo, ATEnschede, ATExtrema, ATGiveawayNo5, ATGiveawayNo6, ATHadamard, ATTwelve, Windows Icon Font, William Shakespears.

Typefaces from 2017: ATBals, ATBevelour, ATEsrever, ATHitchook, ATImagiro, ATLauda, ATMigdalia, ATRozalla, ATUniversiade, ATYangster, ATZabor, ATThinnetry.

Typefaces from 2018: KD Hachure (a multiline typeface family), KDAnniversary, Armiya (army stencil).

FontM link. Dafont link. Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arek Zajac

At Kenneth Academy, Thatcham, United Kingdom-based Arek Zajac designed the free grid-based outlined monospaced all-caps Traveler's Typeface (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arial

Arial is one of the most widely used designs of the digital era. Designed in 1982 by Robin Nicholas and Patricia Saunders for use in an early IBM laser printer, Arial has become a standard font in many font libraries. The design itself was based on Monotype Grotesque (and not Helvetica as many believe). The digital versions of Arial are sold by Ascender, Microsoft and Monotype.

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Aring Typeface
[Måns Grebäck]

Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:

View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.

Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Another URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Buy fonts directly from Måns Grebäck. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arkpandora
[Gavin Graham]

The author of these free fonts, Gavin Graham, writes: Many people are still getting (by whatever means) the core MS fonts for their Linux Desktop. This project is meant to be as a replacement for some of these main fonts. They have been designed to match similarly with the fonts they replace. The fonts are derived from the Bitstream Vera fonts and are available under the same terms as Vera. With this set, you get Aerial instead of Arial, Tymes instead of Times New Roman and Veranda instead of Verdana. The actual list is: Aerial, AerialBd, AerialBdIt, AerialIt, AerialMono, AerialMonoBd, AerialMonoBdIt, AerialMonoIt, Tymes, TymesBd, Veranda, VerandaBd, VerandaBdIt, VerandaIt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armin Brenner

Partner of Markus John at New Letters, a German design and typography studio cofounded in 2015 by both. In 2013, they co-designed Tilde (2013) and Meriva (2015). Armin also designed Voltaire (2014).

In 2017, Markus John and Armin Brenner designed the high-contrast display and headline antiqua serif typeface Freya and published New Mériva Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artem Velychko
[Precise Creative]

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Artmaker
[Anna Pocius]

Anna Pocius (Artmaker, Riga, Latvia) is the creator of Unique (2012), the free fat round monoline monospace sans family VDS and VDS Bold (2011, Open Font Library). She also made Banana Brick Font (2011, free at OFL).

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ascii metafont
[R.W.D. Nickalls]

Metafont created by R. Ramasubramanian, R. W. D. Nickalls and M. A. Reed, and based on IBM's Courier. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley McConnell

Auckland, New Zealand-based graphic design student who made the monospaced typeface Paperclip (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aspect Type
[Lukasz Szpatowicz]

Szczecin, Poland-based graphic designer, who designed the monospaced sans typeface Tabela in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Astronaut Design
[Slava Kirilenko]

Astronaut Design is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is run by Slava (Vyacheslav) Kirilenko. A graduate of Kazakh National Pedagogical University Abai, Vyacheslav has worked as a graphic designer for Forty Studio, Why Smart Branding Agency, and USP Advertising Agency. In 2013, he won an award in the Granshan competition. He also designs typefaces at the Brownfox typefoundry run by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

His typefaces from 2012 include the free rounded sans family Static (Fontfabric), 1204 Grotesque, Neue Standart Grotesk, the free font Archive (a rounded sans headline typeface that is also also at Fontfabric: both Latin and Cyrillic), Svalbard Chrome, Cosmographia (sans headline face), Geometria (done with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, followed by Geometria Narrow in 2016), Terminal Regular (like Courier), and Weimar.

Institut (2013, Brownfox) is an industrial-strength sans typeface designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

Typefaces from 2014: Formular (with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan at Brownfox: a Swiss sans family for Latin and Cyrillic; includes a Mono style), Gerbera (with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan at Brownfox).

Typefaces from 2015: Nolde (a Latin / Cyrillic titling typeface named after german-Danish printer Emil Nolde; by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).

Typefaces from 2016: Wermut (a transitional dagger-serifed Latin / Cyrillic text typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Vyacheslav Kirilenko, published at Brownfox).

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Atelier Olschinsky
[Peter Olschinsky]

Vienna, Austria-based design studio, est. 2002 by Peter Olschinsky and Verena Weiss. They published the type family Ato (2012), which has Sans, Slab and Display (art deco) subfamilies. Outer Space (2012), Sato (2012, a bilined display typeface), Neopolis (2012, futurismo), Deconstruct (2012), Chaos (2012) and Construct (2012) are experimental. Bato (2012) is an alchemic type family. And Vato (2012) is a wonderful brushy poster headline face.

In 2017, he published the bespoke typeface BirdYard, the free AO Grotesk (with poygonal outlines), free display sans typeface family Matol, the free geometric solid typeface AOX, which comes in Stencil and Regular styles, the free polygonal typeface family AO Mono, and the free monospaced Minimal Mono.

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Atlas Font Foundry
[Christoph Dunst]

Berlin-based foundry, est. 2012 by Christoph Dunst.

Creators of Novel Mono (2012, Christoph Dünst), Novel Sans (2012), Novel Sans Rounded (2012), and Novel Sans Condensed (2012), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Novel Sans Hair Pro (2014), Heimat Sans (2010), Heimat (2010), Heimat Mono (2013), Heimat Stencil (2013), Novel Sans Office Pro (2013), Heimat Didone (2014: a 72-style family of high-contrast didones; some styles should be useful for fashion mags), Heimat Display (2015: characterized by an inverted tail of the y), Novel Display (2017), Edit Serif Pro (2017), Edit Serif Cyrillic (2018).

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Atypical
[George Triantafyllakos]

George Triantafyllakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Founder, with Manolis Pratsinakis, of Backpacker. He set up the independent foundry Atypical.

His typefaces at Atypical: Atypical (2014), Burger (2014), Cornelius (2014, art deco), Direct (2014, sans), Donmeh (2016), Friday (2014), JoyD (2015, flared and lapidary), Marx in France (2014), Marx in USA (2014, condensed fashion mag style with teardrops), Monotonous (2014, monoline and monospaced), PhD (2014, squarish), Slab (2014), Vs (2017), Walter (2014, art deco, with Hollow and Stencil styles, and a possibility of layering with patterns).

At the open source typefoundry Velvetyne, he added the Greek chracters to Lucas Le Bihan's Sporting Grotesque (2016).

Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. Klingspor link. Kernest link. iFontMaker link. Cannibal Fonts link. Velvetyne Type Foundry link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autodesk

Description of the truetype fonts ISOCPEUR and ISOCTEUR: "The ISOCxEUx fonts were specifically designed for AutoCAD 2000. The proportion and shape of the characters complies with the CAD lettering standard DIN-ISO 3098-5, which specifies that the line width is 1/10th of character height." The 6 MB file at this place has a number of Autodesk truetype fonts produced in 1996: Complex, GDT, GothicE, GothicI, GreekC, GreekS, ISOCPEURItalic, ISOCT, ISOCTEURItalic, Italic, ItalicT, Monotxt, Proxy-1, Proxy-4, Proxy-5, Proxy-6, RomanS, RomanT, ScriptC, ScriptS, Syastro, Symap, Symath, Symeteo, Symusic, Txt. GothicE is also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Autograph
[Peter Korsman]

Autograph is Peter Korsman (b. 1982), the 's Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands-based co-founder and former member of Attak Powergestaltung, a creative partnership with Casper Herselman. In May 2016, after almost twelve years, he left Attak and started Autograph. He also teaches at AKV St. Joost. The fonts (which cost the last two digits of the year, so 17 dollars in 2017) at Autograph have the prefix APK and include:

  • APK Rigimono (2017). A wonderful monospaced Wim Crouwel / Bauhaus / De Stijl-inspired typeface family.
  • APK Reformas (2017). A fifties Swiss style sans.
  • APK Katalogue (2017). Aka Korsman's Grotesk.
  • APH Galeria (2017).

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Axel Gustafsson

Self-described as an exile Swede and medieval rockstar currently studying Graphic Design at Westerdals SoC in Oslo, graduating summer 2013.. At Westerdals, he developed Dystopia (2012), a monospaced typeface inspired by retrofuturism and repressive social control systems.

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Axel Pelletanche-Thévenart

French designer of Knif Mono Regular (2016, Aisforapple). This high-contrast typeface was art directed by Guillaume Grall and Benoit Santiard. It was produced by Emilie Rigaud. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Backpacker
[George Triantafyllakos]

George Triantafyllakos was born in Thessaloniki, Greece, in 1980. In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Founder, with Manolis Pratsinakis, of Backpacker, where one can find free Latin and Greek typefaces: BPLatinNumerals, BPbigHead, BPchildLefty, BPchildFatty, BPchubby, BPchubbyFat, BPdots, BPilialena, BPletterSquares, BPletterSquaresWide, BPmolecules, BPmouse, BPmyhand, BPneon [paperclip face], BPpong [light stencil face], BPsquareHand, BPtall, BP PhD Sans, BP PhD Italic, BP PhD Mono, BP Inktrap, BP Script. These include quite a few handwriting typefaces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal (2001-2005): BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. In 2007, he added BP display black, BP mono and BP mono italics, and BP script. In 2008, BPreplay was created as a correction of MgOpenModata. Creations in 2009 and 2010: BPOApeloig, BPScript, BP Typewrite, BP Imperial (think Impact), BP Dots (30 monospaced dot fonts).

He set up the independent foundry Atypical.

Designer of TapeBold (2015, iFontMaker).

Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. Klingspor link. Kernest link. iFontMaker link. Cannibal Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bad Mean Good
[Bjorn Johansson]

Bjorn Johansson (Bad Mean Good) created the monospaced typeface family Camcorder (2008-2015), a typeface inspired by old consumer electronics. Camcorder is being used by Gucci, Pixies and Prada, for example. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baron von Fonthausen
[Jacques Le Bailly]

Jacques Le Bailly (b. 1975) is the "Baron von Fonthausen", located in Den Haag. He is working for type foundries like Lineto, Monotype, House Industries, and Bold Monday, as well as on custom projects for several brand design agencies. He started working for The Enschedé Type Foundry as a type designer, and has been teaching at the WdKA art academy in Rotterdam and Sint Joost in Den Bosch. He was working on commercial fonts such as Ballpoint, TyPress, Ballpoint, B-Day and Sardines-Light. Sardines (2008, Vette Letters) is described by Jan Middendorp as an amusing parade of heavyweight characters crammed into squares. In 2010, that monospaced family was expanded to VLNL Neue Sardines (42 styles). Designer of the pixel font Mekka.

Macula (2010) is a trompe l'oeuil typeface that is available from Bold Monday. It was inspired by Oscar Reutersvärd's impossible perspectives and M.C. Escher's optical illusions.

In 2016, Jacques Le Bailly extended Vernon Adams's Nunito (2011) to a full set of weights, and an accompanying regular non-rounded terminal version, Nunito Sans, which is free at Google Fonts and Open Font Library.

Behance link. Bold Monday link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BARR-Courier

BARR-Courier (1990) is a rather complete Courier clone. The copyright says IBM, but I have no idea if that is true in this case. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beata Sosity

Budapest, Hungary-based designer of the dada style monospaced font Locksmith (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beate Limbach
[Acces Design]

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Beau Williamson

Montreal-based creator of the monospaced negatively tilted futuristic typeface Lights Out Noir (2008). In 2017, he designed the athletic lettering font Beau's Varsity and the show card lettering font Jodler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Belleve Invis

Programmer and font technologist in Hefei, China. He wrote a parametric program that can create fonts. His first adventure is the gorgeous (monoline monospaced) programming font Iosevka (2015), which is completely free: for the source code, see Github. It has 7 weights and 6 styles anmd is entirely programmed. Belleve says that he was inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. Link to the releases. The font covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, and is narrower than many fonts in order to be compatible with CJK characters. A tour de force that deserves an award. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bellistrami

Terni, Italy-based creator the monospaced alchemic typeface Chroma (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Bold
[Bold Studio (was: Studio BB)]

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Ben Harris

Designer of the multistyle free monospaced octagonal and pixel font family Bedstead (2017), covering, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, mathematics, and a slew of other things. He explains: Bedstead is an outline font based on the characters produced by the Mullard SAA5050 series of Teletext Character Generators. The SAA5050 is familiar to those of a certain age as the chip that produced the MODE 7 display on the BBC Microcomputer. It generates characters from a 5x9 pixel matrix, smoothing diagonal lines to produce an interlaced 10x18 matrix for each character. Bedstead extends that algorithm to continuity, converting a 5x9 pixel grid into an outline with smooth diagonals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ben17

FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2014: Sushi (3d), Buzz Wire (paperclip face), Spaghetti, Propeller, Parallel Lines, Slinky, Fineliner, Constellation (connect-the-dots typeface), Dotted Pixels, Folded Pixels, Fish Filled In (fat poster face), Fish, Paper Cut, Three, Orange, Constellation (connect-the-dots), Geometric Script (octagonal, connected, straight-edged), Geometric Script 2, Wire (paperclip font), Cardboard Box (3d and outlined), Fatty, Chamfer (octagonal), Half Moon (inline font), Paper Clips, Square (ultra-fat), Loop de Loop (connected), Rounded Mono.

In 2015, he added Footprint. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
[Benoît Bodhuin]

Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Old home page. Behance link.

Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip typeface Pipo (first published in 2011 by Die Gestalten, and in 2017 by bb-bureau). He created the commercial angular sans typeface S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.

Commercial typefaces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal typeface based on his design at St. Luc in 2006), Zigzag (2012, Volcano Type; a font originally made for the Vivat theater), and Marianne (2012, BenBenWorld: an inline and modular typeface family).

In 2013, he published the stencil / fractured typeface Mineral.

In 2014, he designed the experimental triangle-based Bauhaus-inspired Side A typeface.

In 2016, Bodhuin designed the expressive Italian typeface family BB Book A and bb-book Contrasted. He added the wedge serif BB Book B, BB Book Mono and BB Book Text to that series in 2018.

Typefaces from 2017: Brutal, Elastik. Volcano Type link. View Bodhuin's commercial typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Critton

Benjamin Critton (b. 1983) is an American designer, typographer, art director, publisher, writer, editor and curator. He lived in New Haven, Connecticut, where he studies towards an MFA in graphic design at the Yale School of Art, and is now based in Brooklyn, NY. In 2010, he joined the British typefoundry Colophon.

Raisonné is a contemporary sans-serif typeface, designed by Benjamin Critton over the course of several months during the summer of 2010. It can be bought at Colophon Foundry.

In 2012, Colophon published his Value Serif typeface.

In 2013, the angular typeface Lydia Bold Condensed was published at Colophon: The typeface is a calligraphic sans-serif re-drawn and developed by Benjamin Critton after Warren Chappell's 1938-1946 designs. It is concurrently fluid and sharp; intended to appear wrought by both pen and machine.

In 2016, Critton designed the Google Font typeface family Space Mono, which follows in the footsteps of 1960s headline typefaces such as Microgramma and Eurostile. Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Dennel

Designer in Amiens, France. In 2014, Clio Chaffardon and Benjamin Dennel co-designed the ink-trapped typeface Calico Monospace. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benoît Bodhuin
[BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)]

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Bera Fonts
[Malte Rosenau]

The Bera type 1 font pack comprises BeraSans-Bold, BeraSans-BoldOblique, BeraSans-Oblique, BeraSans-Roman, BeraSansMono-Bold, BeraSansMono-BoldOb, BeraSansMono-Oblique, BeraSansMono-Roman, BeraSerif-Bold, BeraSerif-Roman, all made in 2004. The developers, Malte Rosenau (University of Göttingen) and Walter Schmidt, write: The fonts were originally designed by Bitstream, Inc in TrueType format under the name "Bitstream Vera". These fonts are available from Gnome.org. Malte Rosenau converted them to the Postscript type1 format. The license required a different name ("Bera") to be assigned to the result. Ulrich Dirr (Art&Satz) reworked the kerning tables of the Bera Sans fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Betatype
[Christian Robertson]

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Bethany Jennings

During her graphic design studies in Washington, DC, Bethany Jennings created Monogami (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bidi

Typing Arabic for PCOM GDI printing (1997, Latin/Arabic font based on IBM Courier) and Cumberland Heb (Agfa/Monotype version of Courier for Latin and Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bigelow&Holmes
[Charles Bigelow]

Bigelow&Holmes was founded by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Charles Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit) is a type designer and teacher, who runs his own studio, Bigelow&Holmes. Bigelow was a colleague of Donald Knuth at Stanford University when Knuth developed his Computer Modern typeface family for TeX. In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media. Before that, he taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:

  • The Lucida family (1985). Lucida is used in several scientific publications such as Scientific American. Its origins go back to Computer Modern. I find it more appropriate for screens than paper, but that is just a personal view. The Lucida family contains LucidaConsole (1993), LucidaSansTypewriter (1991), LucidaFax, LucidaCalligraphy, LucidaBright, Lucida Blackletter (1991, a bastarda) and Lucida Handwriting. It has been recently expanded to comply with the Unicode Standard, and includes non-Latin scripts such as Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew. Charles Bigelow created the font families Lucida Math (with Kris Holmes, 1993), Lucida Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985), Lucida Typewriter Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985) and Lucida Serif (with Kris Holmes, 1993). The paper by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes, The design of a Unicode font (Electronic Publishing, 1993, pp.289-305), explains the design issues such as letter heights, readability studies, and typeface designs for readers versus non-readers of the various scripts.
  • Syntax Phonetic.
  • Leviathan (1979).
  • Apple Chicago (1991), Apple Geneva (1991).
  • Microsoft Wingdings (1992).
  • For the Go Project, Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow designed the free typeface families Go Sans and Go Mono in 2016. The font family, called Go (naturally), includes proportional- and fixed-width faces in normal, bold, and italic renderings. The fonts have been tested for technical uses, particularly programming. These fonts are humanist in nature (grotesques being slightly less legible according to recent research) and have an x-height a few percentage points above that of Helvetica or Arial, again to enhance legibility. The name Go refers to the Go Programming Language. CTAN link.
Ascender link. Wikipedia link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Squirrel link. Ascender link. Lucida Fonts is a dedicated commercial site. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bitstream: Monospaced fonts

Monospaced fonts at Bitstream include Monospace821BT, OratorBT, Courier10PitchBT, Prestige12PitchBT, OCRAbyBT, OCRB10PitchBT, Pica10PitchBT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bitstream Vera Fonts
[Jim Lyles]

The Bitstream Gnome project has released a free no-strings-attached typeface family Vera (2003) for the Linux world. Developed by Bitstream's Jim Lyles, Vera comes in didone Serif, Sans and Sans Mono versions, with Bold, Oblique and Bold Oblique weights. The Sans Mono families have a characteristic dotted zero and an almost Z-shaped lower case l, and are in my view far from optimal. The serif fonts are a bit like Carter's Georgia.

See also here. Download also here or here. Jonathon Delacour complains about the lack of macroned characters, and compares various web browsers and font families.

Alternate download site. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bjorn Johansson
[Bad Mean Good]

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Black Foundry
[Jérémie Hornus]

Typefoundry in Paris, est. 2016 by Jérémie Hornus, who is the design lead. Type designers associated with Black Foundry include Alisa Nowak and Ilya Naumoff. They initially bought the font collection of FontYou. Typefaces not included in the original FontYou collection:

  • Angus (2018). A multiplexed rounded sans typeface family by Elliott Amblard that includes a variable font.
  • In 2018, Elliott Amblard and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the information design humanist sans typeface family Drive. It is accompanied by the more typewriter-styles families Drive Mono and Drive Prop, and published by Black Foundry. The fiorms in Drive Mono and Prop are great, but all fonts in Drive are too widely spaced (as are several other fonts in the Black Foundry collection).
  • Clother (Jeremie Hornus, Julie Soudanne, Ilya Naumoff, 2017). This geometric sans workhorse covers also Cyrillic, Hebrew and Arabic.
  • Vesterbro (Jeremie Hornus, Alisa Nowak, Ilya Naumoff, 2017). High-contrast Latin / Cyrillic typeface with a Viking feel that won an award at Granshan 2017.
  • Jeremie Hornus, Gregori Vincens, Yoann Minet, and Roxane Gataud (and possibly Riccardo Olocco) designed the free Google web font Atma for Latin (in comic book style) and Bengali. Github link.
  • In 2016, Google Fonts published the free Latin / Bengali signage font Galada (2015). It is based on Pablo Impallari's Lobster (for Latin). The Bengali was developed as a studio collaboration by Jeremie Hornus, Yoann Minet, and Juan Bruce at Black Foundry.
  • In 2016, Franck Jalleau designed the monospace sans typeface family Aubusson. Initially designed as a custom typeface by Franck Jalleau for the Cité internationale de la tapisserie d'Aubusson, the monowidth proportions are linked to pattern and tiles arrangements used in tapestry. The retail version of Aubusson offers four weights with matching italics. It was published by Black Foundry.
  • Drive (2016). A corporate sans serif family.
  • Dragon (2016). A clean sans typeface.
Creative Market link for Black Foundry. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

BNF Type Foundry
[Dogu Kaya]

BNF (or: Brave New Fonts) Type Foundry was established by Dogu Kaya as a collaborative venue for new designers in Istanbul in 2015. Its initial fonts, all free and made by Dogu Kaya, include Five Pixel (2011), Type02 (2015, constructivist), Type03 (2015, constructivist stencil), and Kollektif (2015, a free low-contrast geometric sans).

Dogu Kaya is a graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel (free), Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. In 2015, he created the free geometric sans typeface family Kollektif.

Behance link. Behance link fr Dogu Kaya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bo Berndal

Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. Prolific typographer who created beauties such as Boberia LL (1994), a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet. Most of his work is available from Linotype and/or Agfa/Monotype.

Images of his best-selling typefaces.

His fonts include Boberia LL (1994, a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet), the Grafilone LL family (1994, an avant-garde family that is almost illegible), Cartesius (2006, a beautiful 5-style family done at T4 in a mix of garalde and Venetian fashions), Byngve (2004, Linotype, in the style of 15th century Italy), Linotype Dala Text (2002, Fraktur, with ornaments and borders), Ornabo dingbats. Art Gallery, Belltrap (1995), Benedict (uncial), Beowulf (uncial), Boscribe (2005), Bosis (1991, sans), Botobe (2011, an informal script), Brigida, Buccardi (1998, Agfa), Caballero Script (2011, inspired by Spanish handwriting from 15th and 16th century), Carl Beck Script (1992, calligraphic), Esseltube, Euclides, Exlibris (1998), Frisans (2005, Monotype), Gertrud (2006, T4, based on 16th century calligraphy), Geometra (2011, T4), Gianpoggio (1992), Golota (1998, Agfa), Grantofte (1995), Hagalind (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Jerrywi (1994), Johabu (Fraktur), Lebensjoy (1994), Läckö, Linotype Dala Borders, Linotype Dala Pict (2002, beautiful dings!), Linotype Hieroglyphes One and Two (2002), Logoform, Magellan (1993), Maricava, Moorbacka, Naniara (1998), Nordik, Olaus Bandus (medieval script), Olaus Magnus, Palekin (1994), Pelegotic (2006, an art deco inspired but minimalist sans), Pelican, PocketType (1994), Picadyll (2011, art deco), Promemoria, Ringlingje, Sabellicus (1997), Space Kid (runes), Swingbill, Trotzkopf (1998), Unotype (1997, mono), Vadstenakursive (1989, blackletter typeface with almost Lombardic-looking capitals), Viger Spa (runes).

In 2003, these typefaces were published in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: Berndal LT Std Bold, Berndal LT Std BoldItalic, Berndal LT Std Italic, Berndal LT Std Regular, Berndal LT Std SC, Siseriff LT Std Black, Siseriff LT Std Bold, Siseriff LT Std BoldItalic, Siseriff LT Std Italic, Siseriff LT Std Light, Siseriff LT Std LightItalic, Siseriff LT Std Regular, Siseriff LT Std Semibold, Siseriff LT Std SemiboldItalic.

Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bold Decisions
[Mads Wildgaard]

Mads Wildgaard (Bold Decisions, Arnhem and now Amsterdam, The Netherlands) designs type. His typefaces include

  • Lars (2014). A neutral sans family.
  • Sverre (2014-2016). They write: Sverre is a stencil face, loosely drawn up from the Combination Stencil Sheet by Sverre Rian, a Norwegian immigrant, who made it in Darlington, Wisconsin, circa 1920. It is a circle-based monowidth design, but it is not a stencil face in the traditional sense of the word.
  • GC15 (2016): GC15 is a monospaced serif typeface which originates from an undated plate, by Eric Gill.
  • GC16 (2015-2016): a monospaced serif typeface that goes back to an undated plate by Percy Smith.
  • Glossy Display (2018). A vintage high contrast serif.
  • Clip (2015-2017) is a modular typeface, revived by Asger Behncke Jacobsen in 2015, and completed with Mads Wildgaard in 2017.
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Bold Monday
[Pieter van Rosmalen]

Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Pieter van Rosmalen studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002. He runs Bold Monday's Eindhoven office.

In 2018, Bold Monday joined The Type Network.

Pieter van Rosmalen has designed retail as well as custom typefaces for clients worldwide, such as NBC Universal, Audi AG, General Electric and KPN. One of Pieter's designs is used for street signs in South Korea. Pieter's retail typefaces in the Bold Monday catalog include Aniek (2009: a children's script), Bilo (2018: a grotesque), Capibara (2007), Nitti (2008: monospaced), Nitti Grotesk (2012-2014), Nitti Mostro (2015, +Stencil), Nitti Typewriter (2009), Panno Sign, Panno Text (2008-2010; a sans by Van Rosmalen and van der Laan), Pinup (fat rounded sans, done in 2008) and Stanley (headline face, done in 2008; includes a stencil). Pieter lives in Eindhoven.

Other typefaces: Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Panno (sans, done in 2008), Naomi (1999), Pixel Package.

In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd.

In 2013, he published Pinup Dotted (a textured typeface) and Oskar. They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929.

GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.

In 2018, Pieter published the experimental pixel-inspired typeface family Alterego.

Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today (Futura Today, 2012, with Paul van der Laan), and NBC Universal. For Holland Festival in 2014, Paul Van der Laan designed the stencil typeface HF Stencil (in collaboration with design studio Thonik, Amsterdam, and Diana Ovezea), a design inspired by Glaser Stencil.

Logo.

FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bold Studio (was: Studio BB)
[Ben Bold]

Lake Konstanz, Germany-based designer of these typefaces:

  • The pixel typeface BB Bitmap (2008, for a rock band).
  • The BB Roller Mono Pro typeface family (2013-2017, +Text, +TextSoft +Headline, +HeadlineSoft).
  • The octagonal typeface BB Strata (2015).
  • BBT Series 2011-2014: Various contributions, including numerals, for clock typography.
  • BB Studio Pro (2013-2017). A sans family, with Greek, Cyrillic, Mono and Stencil substyles. See also BB Studio Round Pro (2013-2017).

Creative Market link. Behance link. Behance link for Bold Studio. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bonjour Monde
[Lucas Descroix]

Lucas Descroix is graphic and type designer based in France. After researching at the National Institute for Typographic Research in Nancy, France, and graphic design degrees at Ecole Estienne (2012) and at HEAR in Strasbourg (2015, Masters), he started designing typefaces, books, posters and visual identities. His typefaces include the monospaced Nostra (2016), the angular and blackletter typeface family Forje (2016), Hernani (2015), the ultra-condensed hip-hop sans family Grandmaster (2018, The Designers Foundry), the 16-style sans family Odisea (2018), and the wide sans typeface family Syne (2018).

Custom typefaces by Lucas include the unicase font family ACL Ebène (2018) done for the carpentry shop Atelier Champs Libres, and the display typeface Villa (2018: for the visual identity of Villa Gillet).

Fontsquirrel link where one can find some free fonts such as Syne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Boris Brumnjak

Boris Brumnjak (b. Berlin, 1977) is a graphic designer who studied at LetteVerein Berlin until 1999, and who designed the monospace retrotech pixel font Facsimile at T-26 in 2001. Since 2000, he runs brumnjak.com / grappa blotto in Berlin, which is involved in corporate design. He practices design in Berlin, Wuppertal and Chicago.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Botio Nikoltchev
[Lettersoup]

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Brae Savva

During his graphic design studies at Norwich University of the Arts, UK, in 2013, Brae Savva designed an unnamed modular monospaced display typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Shields

Designer of Broad Mono (2017), a free ultra-wide monospaced sans-serif typeface suitable for display and large formats. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian Dunn

Designer at Open Font Library of these free fonts: Deja Vu Markup (2016, a modification of Bitstream's free font Deja Vu Sans mono from 2003), Inconsolata LGC Markup (2016, based on Inconsolata LGC (2006, Raph Levien)). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bridge Postcard Collector's

Truetype download: CourierNewPSMT (East-European font by Monotype), HellasCour (Greek font by Pouliadis Associates, 1992), VPS-Courier-Hoa (VPS font: Vietnamese), VPS-Courier (VPS font: Vietnamese). [Google] [More]  ⦿

British APL Association

APL font links. Some downloads too: from Adrian Smith (York, UK), APL2741PS-APL2 (2002), APL2741x (2000), JSansPS (2000), KAPLPS (1995-2001); from Amadeus Information Systems Limited, the big slab-serifed monospaced font SImPL (1996-2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brownfox
[Gayaneh Bagdasaryan]

Brownfox is independent type foundry based in Moscow, and managed by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. They specialize in the design and production of Latin and Cyrillic fonts for print and for screen. They are the organizers of the first Russian international type conference Serebro Nabora. Their first typefaces in 2012, all posted at Google Web Fonts, include Simonetta (readable angular typeface: see here), Sevillana (curly upright script by Olga Umpeleva), Geometria (a geometric sans by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), and Henny Penny (a playful decorative typeface, also by Olga Umpeleva).

In 2013, we also find Super Disco (an art disco layered typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan). Institut (2013) is an industrial-strength sans typeface designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko with participation of Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.

In 2013-2014, Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Dmitry Rastvortsev created the Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Brutal Type (Brownfox) that is genetically linked to DIN.

Typefaces from 2014: Gerbera (a sans face co-designed with Vyacheslav Kirilenko), Formular (by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan: a Swiss sans family for Latin and Cyrillic), Activist (a minimalist all caps typeface commissioned by the Anticorruption Foundation).

Typefaces from 2015: Nolde (a Latin / Cyrillic titling typeface named after german-Danish printer Emil Nolde; by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).

Typefaces from 2016: Wermut (a dagger-serifed transitional Latin / Cyrillic text typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Vyacheslav Kirilenko, published at Brownfox).

Typefaces from 2017: Aeroport (by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan & Vyacheslav Kirilenko).

Behance link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Browsers and fonts

Alan J. Flavell (Glasgow University) discusses the interface between fonts and browsers. A list of Unicode-compliant fonts is given. There is also information on monospaced fonts. Regarding Webdings, he explains that the font is not Unicode-compliant and thus is inappropriate for web use, as HTML looks for unicode mappings. In other words, the name Webdings is inappropriate. [Google] [More]  ⦿

burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
[Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda]

Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda's foundry in Bern, Switzerland, est. 1994, called Burodestruct and Typedifferent.com.

Free fonts include(d) the gorgeous GalaQuadra (by Angela Pestalozzi, 1999), Eject Katakana (1998), Dippex (1995, grunge font), Ticket (1995), Rocket 70 (1996), Ratterbit (1995, pixel font), Plakatbau (1995), Lodel Fizler (1996), Flossy (1995), Faxer (1995), Console Remix (1998), Cravt (1998, by "Katrin"), Stereotype (1998, by M. Brunner), Brockelmann (1995, free), Kristallo (1997, very original display face) and Billiet (1996).

Other fonts: Acidboyz (1998), Alustar (1999), BD Asciimax (1999, ascii art font), BD Billding, Bdr_mono (1999), Brick (1996, like Kalendar), Cluster (1996), Console (1997), Doomed (1998), Eject (1998), Electrobazar (1995), Elside (1995), Globus (1996), Fazer (1996), Lofi (1997), Medled (1995), Paccer (1995), Solaris (1998), Spicyfruits_brush_rmx (1998, a nice high-contrast face), Spicyfruits_rmx, Wurst (free, by Heiwid, 2000), Relaunch (2000), Relaunch Katakana (2000, free), Rainbow (2000), DeLaFrance (2000, free, by Heiwid), Electronic Plastic (2000), Colonius (2001), Cash (2001), Cashbox (2001), Bilding (2001), Meter (2001), Mustang (2001), Bankwell (2001), BD Alm (2001), Balduin (2001), Tatami (2001, oriental look font), Hexades (2001, free), Nippori (2002, techno), Jura (2002), Bonbon (2002, free), Band (2002, free), Navyseals (2002, kitchen tile font), Ritmic (2002), BDR Mono (1999, OCR-like font), Mann (2003, ultra fat stencil), Aroma (2003), Zenith (2003), Nebraska (2003), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Wakarimasu (2004, free kana face), BD Bernebeats (2004, futuristic), BD Deckard (2004), BD Spinner (2004), BD Victoria (2004), BD Designer (2004), BD Kalinka (2005, a curly ultra-fat display face), BD Equipment (2004), BD El Autobus (2004), BD Unexpected (2004), BD Varicolor (2005, stencil), BD Chantilly (2005), BD Memory (2005), BD Emerald (2005, beveled), BD Kalinka (2005, Cyrillic simulation), BD Extrwurst (2005), BD Aquatico (2005), BD Mandarin (2005), BD Polo (2005), BD Beans (2005), BD Tiny (2005, pixel face), BD Times New Digital (2006), BD Panzer (2006), BD Jupiter, BD Jupiter Stencil (2006), BD Pipe (2006), BDR Mono 2006 (2006), BD Fimo Outline (2007, free, by Nathalie Birkle), BD Bermuda (2007, experimental and geometric), BD Smoker (2007, psychedelic), BD Radiogram (2007), BD Mother (2007, exaggerated black Egyptian), BD Fimo Regular (2007, free), BD Demon (2007), BD Reithalle (2007, free), BD Halfpipe (2007, free), BD Broadband (2008, free; not to be confused with the much older fonts BroadbandICG or FLOP Design's Broadband), BD Viewmaster and BD Viewmaster Neon (2008), BD Electrobazaar (2008), BD Motra (2008, stencil), BD Virtual (2008), BD Spacy 125 (2008), BD AsciiMax, BD ElAutobus (2004), BD Equipment (2004), BD Ramen (2003), BD Retrocentric (2009), BDR A3MIK (2009, virile Latin and Cyrillic slab), BD HitBit (2009), BD Unicorse (2010, unicase and techno), BD Telegraph (2011), BD Schablone (2012, stencil face), BD Pankow (2013, stencil), BD Algebra (2014), BD Hiragana Kuro (2014), BD Qualle (2014, a fat poster typeface), BD Tribler (2015, a tribal font).

Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 free typefaces: Algebra, Alm, Apotheke, AsciiMax, Baldrian, Band, Bankwell, Bardust, Beans, Billding, Billiet, Bonbon, Brockelmann, Burner, Cash, Cashbox, Chantilly, Circo, Console, Console Remix, Cravt, Delafrance, Designer, Destination, Dippex, Eject Katakana, ElAutobus, Elmax, Elside, Equipment, Faxer, Fazer, Fimo, Flossy, Fluke, Galaquadra, Geminis, Halfpipe, Hexades, Hiragana Kuro, Jayn Fonta, Kristallo, Lodelfizler, Lofi, Medled, Meter, Mustang, Outline, Paccer, Pipe, Plakatbau, Plankton, Polo, Ragout, Ramen, Ratterbit, Reithalle, Relaunch, Relaunch Ktna, Rocket70, Sirca, Sirca Rmx, Solaris, Spacy125, Spicyfruits, Spinner, Stella, Stencler, Stereotype, Ticket, Times New Digital, TinyFont, Tribler, Unfold, Wakarimasu.

Alphabetical listing of their pre-2015 commercial typefaces: A3mik, Acidboyz, Alustar, Aquatico, Aroma, Balduin, BDR Mono 2006, Bermuda, Bernebeats, Breakbeat, Brick, Broadband, Calamares, Central, Cluster (Corporate), Colonius, Deckard, Demon, Discount, Doomed, Edding850, Eject, Electrobazar 2008, Electronicplastic, Elk, Emerald, Endless, Extrawurst, Fontabello, Globus, Good Wood, Hell, Hitbit, Jupiter, Jura, Kalinka, Kameron, Kinski, Las Palmas, Mandarin, Mann, Memory, Mother, Motra, Naranino (2012: a children;s script), Navyseals, Nebraska, Nippori, Nokio, Orlando, Pankow, Panzer, Qualle, Radiogram, Rainbow, Retrocentric, Ritmic, Robotron, Schablone, Showlong, Smoker, St.Moritz, Stalker, Stonehenge, Sweethome, Tatami, Telegraph, Unexpected, Unicorse, Varicolor, Victoria, Viewmaster, Virtual, Wotka, Wurst, Wurst Directors Cut, Zenith.

In 2015, Gianfreda designed BD Barbeaux (a condensed typeface with the fashionable chic of the French art nouveau or film noir).

Typefaces from 2016: BD Kickrom Mono (LED emulation type).

Typefaces from 2018: BD Westwork.

Alternate URL. Dafont link. Behance link.

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Büro Dunst
[Christoph Dunst]

Christoph Dunst is a graphic and type designer living and working in Berlin, Germany. He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag, The Netherlands, where he graduated with a degree in graphic and typographic design and a masters in type design. In 2006 he founded the design studio Büro Dunst in Den Haag, which he moved in 2009 to Berlin, lock, stock and barrel. In 2012, he set up Atlas Font Foundry.

Designer of the text family Novel, which won an award at TDC2 2009. He calls his Novel Sans Pro (2011) a new humanist grotesque face---a contradictio in terminis. In 2011, he added Novel Mono Pro, a monospaced grotesk family, and Novel Sans Condensed Pro, a great family for information design. In 2012, Novel Sans Rounded Pro followed. In 2015, Christoph added Novel Sans Rounded Italics Pro.

Other typefaces: Heimat Sans (2010, a monoline sans family), FF DIN Round (2010), Heungkuk Sans (the corporate typeface of the Heungkuk Finance Group, Seoul, South Korea).

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Caleb Newberg

During his studies at the University of Kansas, Caleb Newberg designed the monospaced sans serif typeface Astro in 2012. Still at UK, he created the tweetware constructivist typeface family Headcase (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Bagwell

Designer from Easley, SC. He created the perfectly square (and thus monospaced) typeface GridFit (2012), and of the squarish techno typeface Urban Cowboy (2012).

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Canonical Design
[Dalton Maag]

Design team that is related to Ubuntu. In 2010, they cooperated with the type design team of Dalton Maag to bring us free fonts for Ubuntu (called Ubuntu). Download the fonts: Ubuntu-Bold, Ubuntu-BoldItalic, Ubuntu-Italic, Ubuntu-Regular. Google Directory link for Ubuntu Mono (2010: free) and for Ubuntu Condensed. Announcement pages. The initial package contains Latin A+B Ext, Greek Polytonic and Cyrillic Extended, but lots of extensions are expected over the next few years.

Andrew Fitzsimon of Canonical Ltd created the font used in the logo of Ubuntu called Ubuntu-Title in 2005.

The package description reads: The Ubuntu Font Family are a set of matching new libre/open fonts in development during 2010-2011. The development is being funded by Canonical Ltd on behalf the wider Free Software community and the Ubuntu project. The technical font design work and implementation is being undertaken by Dalton Maag. Both the final font Truetype/OpenType files and the design files used to produce the font family are distributed under an open licence and you are expressly encouraged to experiment, modify, share and improve. Ralf Herrmann likes the font family but recalls that other typographers find Ubuntu too close to DTL Prokyon.

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Carl Osterwald

Co-designer with Steve Gilardi and Andrew Welch of the monospaced typeface ProFontWindows (1997). Free download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlo Krüger
[Fontkingz]

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Carrois Type Design
[Ralph du Carrois]

Carrois Type Design (Berlin, Germany) started up officially ca. 2010, although Ralph du Carrois has been designing typefaces since ca. 2002. This dynamic company in Germany has three art directors, Jenny du Carrois, Anja Meiners and Botjo Nikoltchev. All three also design typefaces, as well as Adam Twardoch, Andreas Eigendorf and Ralph du Carrois himself. The company specializes in custom type.

Typefaces (a *very* incomplete list, with apologies, but I can't tell from the web site who made what...):

About Ralph du Carrois, b. 1975: He graduated at the Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 2004 with his first typeface family PTL Maurea. Since 2000 he has worked for different companies or agencies. In 2003 he founded the studio seite4 in Berlin with its main focus on type design and corporate identity design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catalin

Bitstream's SAS Monospace truetype font family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Bigelow
[Bigelow&Holmes]

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Chequered Ink
[Andrew McCluskey]

Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Andrew McCluskey (b. 1992, UK) and Daniel Johnston. Fonts here are predominantly by Andrew. Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.

Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (hand-crafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (hand-crafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).

Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.

Typefaces from 2018: Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.

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Chmela Studio
[Peter Chmela]

Chmela is a Bratislava-based design studio founded by brothers Peter & David Chmela. In 2009, Peter created the hand-printed typeface Penis, which can be downloaded from Dafont. In 2013, they designed the display typeface family Genetic. In 2014, Chmela Studio created the hand-drawn rounded monospaced semi-techno typeface Expander and the warm rounded text typeface family Alterno. In 2015, they created the angular typeface family Emporea.

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Chris Corbett
[Pixelscript]

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Chris Dickinson
[More Type]

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Christian Munk

Danish designer (b. 1991), aka CMunk, who used FontStruct to create most of his typefaces. Dafont link.

In 2008 he designed Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, Peace), Articulate, Font from NATO (military slab serif), Glockenwerk (pixel clock font), Glockenwerk Uhrzeit, Flags-and-NATO (dingbats), Font from NATO alpha, Tall, Flying-Circus (Western showtime typeface to imitate the Monty Python titling font), LCD-display, Simple (stencil font with 700 glyphs), TMNT, Tetris, sharp-pixels, Raster, Quad (nice stencil face), Inverted, Propaganda (Cyrillic font simulation), Empty Monospace, Pride, Stadium, Rounded, Dear God (script pixel face), Celtic Style.

In 2009, he added 7x12 Pixel Mono, @bcde, Abstract Letter Patterns, Music, Texture, Diagonal, Gothic, Illusio, Unispace (typewriter type), Narrow Serif, Delta, Alien Double (great!), Donut, Flags-and-NATO, Simple-Fraktur-Initial, Simple-Fraktur, Texture, Friendly Serif, (+Soft), Invisible, Sharp, Heavy Diacritics, Concentrium, Continuous Digital Display, Elves, Pixies, Space Movie (+Ligatures), Flag Semaphore (+Smooth, +Peace), Articulate, BBT Biline Twist, Biline Twist, Empty Monospace, Unfix, Infix, Pride, Tyre Stencil (like tire threads---nifty...), and Overlap.

FontStructions from 2010: Even (gridded), Brilliance, Slalom Vision, Quirky Serif, 7x12PixelMono, Ball Terminator, Gearbox, Prefix, Upside Down, Way Too Small (a minimalist pixel face), Butterfly, Ribbon Gymnastics, 2D Barcode, Horizon Stencil, Biline Twist, Quirky Serif, Blocktur, Symmetricus (alien writing?).

FontStructions in 2011: 12 dice, Monotwist (tall, monospaced), Squarific (fat octagonal), Swirl (curly), Sweet (Victorian), Easter Eggs, 50 Fifty (experimental, geometric), Squarific (+Stencilious), Spiralix (spiral-themed for Latin and Cyrillic), Bloccus, Feet (monospaced).

Creations from 2012: Düpbøl (German expressionist face), Slice, Blocktur, Alien Double, 7:12 serif (pixel face), Blick, Dry Heat (Isolates and Initials, Medials, Finals: an Arabic simulation family), FF9 Coin Slots, FF8 Untalic, FF7 w1de, FF6 Lean Mean, FF5 Bamana, FF4 Circulation, FF3 3times7, FF3 Runization, FF1 Glitchy, Squared, Puzzlish, Steep, Digitalis (octagonal), 50 Fifty (artsy and geometric), Monotwist, Infix. FF stands for Forgotten Fonts.

Typefaces made in 2013: Ribbons And Banners, Digital Rome (pixel face), Censorship, Interlock, Bouma, Glaedelig Script, Hand XL Smooth, Vascomat, Spitzschtruct (emulation of Suetterlin), Neonic, Fish Scales, 7:12 Serif, Analogly, Squarific Fraktastic, Metro Sans (pixelish).

Typefaces from 2014: Word Games, Shadows, Yuuroppuna pixel, Spines, Numbers, Tal Dansk, Zahlen Deutsch, Insular Typewriter, Nudge Nudge (dot matrix), 7:12 Serif (monospaced pixel font), Jovian, Squarafic Fraktastic, Computer Says No, Runic, Fluorescent (neon tube typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Robertson
[Roboto (or: Google Android Design)]

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Christian Robertson
[Betatype]

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Christian Schwartz

Christian Schwartz was born in 1977 in East Washington, NH, and grew up in a small town in New Hampshire. He attended Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he graduated in 1999 with a degree in Communication Design. After graduation, he spent three months as the in-house type designer at MetaDesign Berlin, under the supervision of Erik Spiekermann. In January 2000, he joined Font Bureau. Near the end of 2000, he founded Orange Italic with Chicago-based designer Dino Sanchez, and left Font Bureau in August 2001 to concentrate full-time on developing this company. Orange Italic published the first issue of their online magazine at the end of 2001 and released their first set of typefaces in the beginning of 2002. Presently, he is an independent type designer in New York City, and has operated foundries like Christian Schwartz Design and Commercial Type (the latter since 2009). He has designed commercial fonts for Emigre, FontShop, House Industries and Font Bureau as well as proprietary designs for corporations and publications. In 2005, Orange Italic joined the type coop Village.

His presentations. At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about "The accidental text face". At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he and Paul Barnes explained the development of a 200-style font family for the Guardian which includes Guardian Egyptian and Guardian Sans. FontShop's page on his work. Bio at Emigre. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, he was awarded the Prix Charles Peignot. Jan Middendorp's interview in October 2007. Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, where he announced his new typefoundry, simply called Commercial.

FontShop link. Font selection at MyFonts.

A partial list of his creations:

  • FF Bau (2001-2004): Art direction by Erik Spiekermann. Released by FontShop International. He says: Bau is based on Grotesk, a typeface released by the Schelter&Giesecke typefoundry in Leipzig, Germany at the end of the 19th century and used prominently by the designers at the Bauhaus. Each weight was drawn separately, to give the family the irregularity of the original, and the Super is new.
  • Neutraface (2002, House Industries) and Neutraface Condensed (2004). Art directed by Ken Barber and Andy Cruz. Schwartz states: Neutraface was an ambitious project to design the most typographically complete geometric sans serif family ever. We didn't have many actual samples of the lettering that the Neutras used on their buildings, so it ended up taking a lot of interpretation. There was no reference for the lowercase, so it's drawn from scratch, looking at Futura, Nobel, and Tempo for reference. Stephen Coles reports: Reminiscent of the recent FB Relay and HTF Gotham, Neutraface is an exaggerated Nobel with nods to Bauhaus and architectural lettering. Yes, and maybe Futura? Maggie Winters, Ioana Dumitrescu, Nico Köckritz, Nico Kockritz and Michelle Regna made great Neutraface posters.
  • Neutraface No. 2 (2007), discussed by Stephen Coles: By simply raising Neutrafaces low waist, most of that quaintness is removed in No. 2, moving the whole family (which is completely mixable) toward more versatile, workhorse territory. This release is surely Houses response to seeing so many examples of Neutraface standardized by its users. Also new is an inline version. Who doesn't love inline type? It so vividly recalls WPA posters and other pre-war hand lettering. There are other heavy, inlined sans serifs like Phosphate, but one with a full family of weights and text cuts to back it up is very appealing. A typophile states: Designed by Christian Schwartz for House Industries, Neutraface captures the 1950s stylings of architect Richard Neutra in a beautiful typeface meant for application on the screen, in print, and in metalwork. If you are ever in need of a classy retro face, they don't get any more polished than this.
  • Farnham (2004, Font Bureau) and Farnham Headline (2006, Schwartzco). Commissioned by Esterson Associates and de Luxe Associates. Winner of an award at TDC2 2004. Based on work by Johannes Fleischman, a German punchcutter who worked for the Enschedé Foundry in Haarlem in the mid-to-late 1700s. Schwartz: Truly part of the transistion from oldstyle (i.e. Garamond) to modern (i.e. Bodoni) Fleischman's romans are remarkable for their energy and "sparkle" on the page, as he took advantage of better tools and harder steel to push the limits of how thin strokes could get. In the 1800s, Fleischman's work fell into obscurity as tastes changed, but interest was renewed in the 1990s as digital revivals were designed by Matthew Carter, the Hoefler Type Foundry, and the Dutch Type Library, each focusing on a different aspect of the source material. I think the DTL version is the most faithful to the source, leaving the bumps and quirks inherent to metal type untouched. I've taken the opposite approach, using the source material as a starting point and trying to design a very contemporary text typeface that uses the basic structure and character of Fleischman without duplicating features that I found outdated, distracting, or unttatractive (i.e., the extra "spikes" on the capital E and F, or the form of the y).
  • FF Unit (2003-2004, Fontshop, designed with Erik Spiekermann). A clean and blocky evolution of FF Meta intended as a corporate typeface for the Deutsche Bahn (but subsequently not used).
  • Amplitude (2001-2003, Font Bureau), Amplitude Classified and Amplitude Headline. A newspaper-style ink-trapped sans family, unfortunately given the same name as a 2001 font by Aenigma. Winner of an award at TDC2 2004. The typeface selected by the St Louis Post Dispatch in 2005. One of many agates (type for small text) successfully developed by him. This page explains that they've dumped Dutch 811 and Bodoni and Helvetica and Franklin Gothic and News Gothic (whew!) for various weights of Amplitude, Poynter Old Style Display and Poynter Old Style Text. AmplitudeAubi was designed in 2002-2003 by Schwartz and Font Bureau for the German mag AutoBild.
  • Simian (2001, House Industries): SimianDisplay-Chimpanzee, SimianDisplay-Gorilla, SimianDisplay-Orangutan, SimianText-Chimpanzee, SimianText-Gorilla, SimianText-Orangutan. Designed at Font Bureau. Art Direction by Ken Barber and Andy Cruz. Schwartz: "Although Simian's roots are in Ed Benguiat's logos for the Planet of the Apes movies, Simian wound up veering off in its own direction. The display styles look very techno, and we really went nuts with the ligatures, since this was one of House's first Opentype releases."
  • Publico (2007): A predecessor of Guradian Egyptian. Schwartz writes: During the two year process of designing the typeface that would eventually become Guardian Egyptian, Paul Barnes and I ended up discarding many ideas along the way. Some of them were decent, just not right for the Guardian, including a serif family first called Stockholm, then renamed Hacienda after the legendary club in the Guardian's original home city of Manchester. Everyone involved liked the family well enough, but it didn't fit the paper as the design evolved, and several rounds of reworking left us more and more unsure of what it was supposed to look like. In the summer of 2006, Mark Porter and Esterson Associates were hired to redesign Publico, a major Portuguese daily newspaper, for an early 2007 launch. He asked us to take another look at Hacienda, to see if we might be able to untangle our many rounds of changes, figure out what it was supposed to look like in the first place, and finish it in a very short amount of time. Spending some time away from the typeface did our eyes a world of good. When we looked at it again, it was obvious that it really needed its "sparkle" played up, so we increased the sharpness of the serifs, to play against softer ball terminals, and kept the contrast high as the weight increased, ending up with an elegant and serious family with some humor at its extreme weights. As a Spanish name is not suitable for a typeface for a Portuguese newspaper, Hacienda was renamed once more, finally ending up as Publico. Production and design assistance by Kai Bernau. Commissioned by Mark Porter and Esterson Associates for Publico
  • Austin (2003): Designed by Paul Barnes at Schwartzco. Commissioned by Sheila Jack at Harper's&Queen.
  • Giorgio (2007): Commissioned by Chris Martinez at T, the New York Times Sunday style magazine. Small size versions produced with Kris Sowersby. Not available for relicensing. A high contrast condensed "modern" display typeface related to Imre Reiner's Corvinus. Ben Kiel raves: Giorgio, like the fashion models that it shares space with in T, the New York Times fashion magazine, is brutal in its demands. It is a shockingly beautiful typeface, one so arresting that I stopped turning the page when I first saw it a Sunday morning about a year ago. [...] Giorgio exudes pure sex and competes with the photographs beside it. The designers at T were clearly unafraid of what it demands from the typographer and, over the past year, kept on finding ways to push Giorgio to its limit. Extremely well drawn in its details, full of tension between contrast and grace, it is a typeface that demands to be given space, to be used with wit and courage, and for the typographer to be unafraid in making it the page.
  • Empire State Building (2007): An art deco titling typeface designed with Paul Barnes for Laura Varacchi at Two Twelve Associates. Icons designed by Kevin Dresser at Dresser Johnson. Exclusive to the Empire State Building.
  • Guardian (2004-2005): Commissioned by Mark Porter at The Guardian. Designed with Paul Barnes. Not available for relicensing until 2008. Based on an Egyptian, this 200-style family consists of Guardian Egyptian (the main text face), Guardian Sans, Guardian Text Egyptian, Guardian Text Sans and Guardian Agate.
  • Houston (2003): Commissioned by Roger Black at Danilo Black, Inc., for the Houston Chronicle. Schwartz: As far as I know, this typeface is the first Venetian Oldstyle ever drawn for newspaper text, and only Roger Black could come up with such a brilliant and bizarre idea. The basic structures are based on British Monotype's Italian Old Style, which was based on William Morris's Golden Type. The italic (particularly the alternate italic used in feature sections) also borrows from Nebiolo Jenson Oldstyle, and there is a hint of ATF Jenson Oldstyle in places as well.
  • Popular (2004): Commissioned by Robb Rice at Danilo Black, Inc., for Popular Mechanics. An Egyptian on testosterone.
  • Stag (2005): Commissioned by David Curcurito and Darhil Crooks at Esquire. Yet another very masculine slab serif family. Schwartz writes I showed them a range of slab serifs produced by French and German foundries around 1900-1940, and synthesized elements from several of them (notably Beton, Peignot's Egyptienne Noir, Georg Trump's Schadow, and Scarab) into a new typeface with a very large x-height, extremely short ascenders and descenders, and tight spacing. Also, we find Stag Sans (2007, Village) and Stag Dot (2008, Village).
  • Fritz (1997, Font Bureau). Schwartz: "Fritz is based on various pieces of handlettering done in the early 20th century by Ozwald Cooper, a type designer and lettering artist best known for the ubiquitous Cooper Black. Galapagos Typefoundry's Maiandra and Robusto are based on the same pieces of lettering."
  • Latino-Rumba, Latino-Samba (2000, House Industries). Art Direction by Andy Cruz. Designed with Ken Barber. Jazzy letters based on an earlier design of Schwartz, called Atlas (1993).
  • Pennsylvania (2000, FontBureau). A monospaed family inspired by Pennsylvanian license plates. Schwartz: "Thai type designer Anuthin Wongsunkakon's Keystone State (1999, T26) is based on the exact same source."
  • Luxury (2002, Orange Italic, co-designed with Dino Sanchez). Gold, Platinum and Diamond are the names of the 1930s headline typefaces made (jokingly) for use with luxury items. The six-weight Luxury family at House Industries in 2006, contains three serif text weights called Luxury Text, as well as three display typefaces, called Platinum (art deco), Gold, and Diamond (all caps with triangular serifs).
  • Los Feliz (2002, Emigre). Based on handlettered signs found in LA.
  • Unfinished typefaces: Masthead, Reform, Bitmaps, Bilbao, Boyband, Addison, Elektro, Sandbox, Vendôme, Bailey.
  • Fonts drawn in high school: Flywheel (1992, FontHaus), Atlas (1993, FontHaus, a "a fairly faithful revival of Potomac Latin, designed in the late 1950s for PhotoLettering, Inc"), Elroy (1993, FontHaus), ElroyExtrasOrnaments, Hairspray (1993, "a revival of Steinweiss Scrawl, designed in the mid-1950s by Alex Steinweiss, best known for his handlettered record covers": HairsprayBlonde, HairsprayBrunette, HairsprayPix, HairsprayRedhead), Twist (1994, Precision Type and Agfa), Zombie (1995, Precision Type and Agfa), Morticia (1995, Agfa/Monotype), Gladys (1996, an unreleased revival of ATF's turn-of-the-century Master Script).
  • Ant&Bee&Art Fonts (1994-1995): three dingbat fonts, Baby Boom, C'est la vie, and Raining Cats&Dogs, based on drawings by Christian's aunt, Jill Weber. Released by FontHaus.
  • Digitizations done between 1993-1995: Dolmen (Letraset), Latino Elongated (Letraset), Regatta Condensed (Letraset), Fashion Compressed (Letraset), Jack Regular (Jack Tom), Tempto Openface (Tintin Timen).
  • Hand-tuned bitmap fonts: Syssy, Zimmer's Egyptian, Elizzzabeth, Newt Gothic, Trags X, Tibia, Fibula, Tino, Digest Cyrillic (based on Tal Leming's Digest). Free downloads of the pixel typefaces Newt Gothic, Tibula and Fibia here.
  • At Village and Orange Italic, one can get Local Gothic (2005), now in OpenType, a crazy mix of Helvetica Bold, Futura Extra Bold, Franklin Gothic Condensed and Alternate Gothic No. 2. It is a collection of alternates one can cycle through---thus a for of randomization.
  • FF Oxide (2005), a Bank Gothic style stencil family. FF Oxide Light is free!
  • Graphik (2008), a sans between geometric and grotesk made for thew Wallpaper mag. Kris sSwersby writes: In a sweltering typographic climate that favours organic look-at-me typefaces bursting with a thousand OpenType tricks, Graphik is a refreshing splash of cool rationality. Its serious, pared-back forms reference classic sans serifs but remain thoroughly modern and never get frigid. Any designer worth their salt needs to turn away from the screen&pick up the latest copy of Wallpaper* magazine. There you will find one of the most beautiful, restrained sans serifs designed in a very long time.
  • In 2011, he created a 22-style revival of Helvetica called Neue Haas Grotesk (Linotype), which offers alternates such as a straigt-legged R and a differently-seriffed a. It is based on the original drawings of Miedinger in 1957.
Schwartz also made numerous custom fonts:
  • Houston (2003). Winner of an award at TDC2 2004, a type family done with Roger Black for the Houston Chronicle. Schwartz: This typeface is the first Venetian Oldstyle ever drawn for newspaper text, and only Roger Black could come up with such a brilliant and bizarre idea. The basic structures are based on British Monotype's Italian Old Style, which was based on William Morris's Golden Type.).
  • Popular (2004). A thick-slabbed typeface drawn for Popular Mechanics, commissioned by Robb Rice at Danilo Black, Inc.
  • FF Meta 3 (2003, hairline versions of type drawn by Richard Lipton and Erik Spiekermann).
  • Eero (2003). Based on an unnamed typeface drawn by Eero Saarinen for the Dulles International Airport. Art Directed by Ken Barber and Andy Cruz. Commissioned by House Industries for the Dulles International Airport.
  • ITC Officina Display (2003). The Regular, Bold and Black weights of this typeface were originally developed by Ole Schäfer for Erik Spiekermann's redesign of The Economist in 2000 or 2001. The ITC conglomerate decided to release it in 2003. I revised parts of Ole's fonts, and worked with Richard Lipton to adapt the Light from a version of Officina Light that Cyrus Highsmith had drawn several years earlier for a custom client. I also added more arrows and bullets than anyone could possibly need, but they were fun to draw. Released by Agfa.
  • Symantec (2003). Designed with Conor Mangat based on News Gothic by Morris Fuller Benton (Sans) and Boehringer Serif by Ole Schäfer, based on Concorde Nova by Günter Gerhard Lange (Serif). Advised by Erik Spiekermann. Commissioned by MetaDesign for Symantec Corporation.
  • Harrison (2002). Based on the hand of George Harrison, was commissioned in 2002 by radical.media.
  • Chalet Cyrillic (2002, House Industries).
  • Benton Modern (2001). Based on Globe Century by Tobias Frere-Jones and Richard Lipton. Commissioned by Font Bureau for the Readability Series. Designed at Font Bureau. Microsite.
  • Caslon's Egyptian (2001). Commissioned by Red Herring. Designed at Font Bureau. Around 1816, William Caslon IV printed the first know specimen of a sans serif typeface: W CASLON JUNR LETTERFOUNDER. A complete set of matrices for captials exists in the archives of Stephenson Blake, and Miko McGinty revived these as a project in Tobias Frere-Jones's type design class at Yale. In 1998, Cyrus Highsmith refined Miko's version, giving it a more complete character set for Red Herring magazine. In 2001, they came back for a lowercase and 3 additional weights. I looked at Clarendon and British vernacular lettering (mainly from signs) for inspiration, and came up with a lowercase that does not even pretend to be an accurate or failthful revival.
  • David Yurman (2001). Based on a custom typeface by Fabien Baron. Commissioned by Lipman Advertising for David Yurman. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • Coop Black lowercase (2001). Based on Coop Black by Ken Barber and Coop. Commissioned by House Industries for Toys R Us. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • Interstate Monospaced (2000-2001). Based on Interstate by Tobias Frere-Jones. Commissioned by Citigroup. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • Vectora Thin (2000). Based on Vectora by Adrian Frutiger. Commissioned by O Magazine. Not available for licensing. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • LaDeeDa (2000). Informal lettering, art directed by Mia Hurley. Commissioned by gURL.com. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • Poynter Agate Display (2000). Based on Poynter Agate by David Berlow. Commissioned by the San Jose Mercury News classified section. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • FF DIN Condensed (2000). Based on FF DIN by Albert-Jan Pool. Commissioned by Michael Grossman for Harper's Bazaar. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • VW Headline Light&VW Heckschrift (1999). Based on Futura by Paul Renner and VW Headline by Lucas de Groot. Art directed by Erik Spiekermann and Stephanie Kurz. Commissioned by MetaDesign Berlin for Volkswagen AG.
  • 5608 (1999). Stencil typeface for Double A Clothing.
  • Bureau Grotesque (1996-2002). Designed with FB Staff including David Berlow, Tobias Frere-Jones, Jill Pichotta, Richard Lipton, and others. Mostly unreleased. Some styles commissioned by Entertainment Weekly. Designed at Font Bureau.
  • Guardian Egyptian (2005). A 200-font family by Schwartz and Paul Barnes for The Guardian.
  • In 2007, Schwartz and Spiekermann received a gold medal from the German Design Council for a type system developed fo the Deutsche Bahn (German Railway).
  • Zizou or Clouseau (2011). A reworking (from memory) of Antique Olive (1960, Roger Excoffon). This was published at the end of 2013 as Duplicate (2013, with Miguel Reyes). In three styles, Slab, Sans and Ionic. Commercial Type writes: Christian Schwartz wanted to see what the result would be if he tried to draw Antique Olive from memory. He was curious whether this could be a route to something that felt contemporary and original, or if the result would be a pale imitation of the original. Most of all, he wanted to see what he would remember correctly and what he would get wrong, and what relationship this would create between the inspiration and the result. Though it shares some structural similarities with Antique Olive and a handful of details, like the shape of the lowercase a, Duplicate Sans is not a revival, but rather a thoroughly contemporary homage to Excoffon. Duplicate Sans was finally finished at the request of Florian Bachleda for his 2011 redesign of Fast Company. Bachleda wanted a slab companion for the sans, so Schwartz decided to take the most direct route: he simply added slabs to the sans in a straightforward manner, doing as little as he could to alter the proportions, contrast, and stylistic details in the process. The bracketed serifs and ball terminals that define the Clarendon genre (also known as Ionic) first emerged in Britain in the middle of the 19th century. While combining these structures with a contemporary interpretation of a mid-20th century French sans serif seems counterintutive, the final result feels suprisingly natural. The romans are a collaboration between Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes, but the italic is fully Reyes's creation, departing from the sloped romans seen in Duplicate Sans and Slab with a true cursive. Mark Porter and Simon Esterson were the first to use the family, in their 2013 redesign of the Neue Züricher Zeitung am Sonntag. Because the Ionic genre has ll ong been a common choice for text in newspapers, Duplicate Ionic is a natural choice for long texts. Duplicate Ionic won an award at TDC 2014.
  • In 2014, Christian Schwartz and Dino Sanchez co-designed the roman inscriptional typeface Gravitas. The name was already in use by Riccardo de Franceschi (since 2011), Laura Eames (since 2013) and Keith Tricker (since earlier in 2014), so there may be some emails flowing between these type designers. They write: The primary inspiration for Gravitas was Augustea Nova, Aldo Novarese's quirky and spiky Latin interpretation of the Roman inscriptional caps for the Nebiolo Type Foundry, released in a single weight in the 1950s. It's fairly common to see Augustea Open these days, but his lowercase apparently didn't survive the transition to phototype. Many designers have tackled the problem of matching a lowercase to the classical Roman capitals, with decidedly mixed results. The Bold Italic was drawn by Jesse Vega.
  • Early in 2014, Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes joined forces to create the manly didone typeface family Caponi, which is based on the early work of Bodoni, who was at that time greatly influenced by the roccoco style of Pierre Simon Fournier. It is named after Amid Capeci, who commissioned it in 2010 for his twentieth anniversary revamp of Entertainment Weekly. Caponi comes in Display, Slab and Text subfamilies.

    Also in 2014, Christian designed the custom typeface Poets Electra for the American Academy of Poets. It extends and modifies W.A. Dwiggins's Electra (1940).

  • Tanja (2016). A dot matrix typeface designed by Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes and based on the monolinear Marian 1554, Tanja began life as the proposed logo for a German publisher.
  • Le Jeune (2016, Greg Gazdowicz, Christian Schwartz and Paul Barnes): a crisp high-contrast fashion mag didone typeface family in Poster, Deck, Text and Hairline sub-styles, with stencils drawn by Gazdowicz. This large typeface family comes in four optical sizes, and was originally developed for Chris Dixon's refresh of Vanity Fair.
  • MoMA Sans (2017). For the Museum of Modern Arts.
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Christoph Dunst
[Atlas Font Foundry]

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Christoph Dunst
[Büro Dunst]

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Christoph Koeberlin

Active type expert and type designer, who created FF Mark in 2013 together with Hannes von Döhren and the FontFont team. This 10-style font family spanning hairline to black is marketed as Ze new Germanetric sans. The FF Mark Ultra weight, published in 2015, is absolutely stunning. One of the weights of FF Mark is free.

In 2016, he designed Fabrikat, which had creative input of Hannes von Döhren. This simple geometric sans serif family is based on the style used in the 20th century by German engineers: It has a plain and precise appearance, and is a textbook example of a compass-and-ruler typeface. The monospaced almost-typewriter version Fabrikat Mono followed in 2017.

In 2016, he set up Sportsfonts, and promptly published the 24,000-glyph 49-font athletic lettering superfamily, Winner.

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Christopher H. Lee
[APL fonts]

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Christopher Simpkins

Programmer in Baltimore, MD, who designed the free (open source) monospaced typeface Hack (2015) specifically for writing source code.

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Christopher Widdowson
[Monospace fonts: Christopher Widdowson]

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Clio Chaffardon

Art director at Studio B C in Amiens, France, and at Mirage Studio in Rome, Italy. In 2014, Clio Chaffardon and Benjamin Dennel co-designed the ink-trapped typeface Calico Monospace. In 2018, she designed the basic monoline sans typeface Bosatlas (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Club 21
[Julian Morey]

The founder of and only designer at Club 21 is Julian Morey, a graphic designer and font creator from London who designed Pacific (1999, an octic typeface influenced by American naval lettering), VMR (1999), SignPlate (a stencil font), Sigma OT (2008, a sans based on a Stephenson Blake grotesque), Skye (2001, a stencil font), Skye Outline [note: Skye used to be called Axis], Checkout, Alpine (2000), Brassplate, Greenwich (2001, a stencil font with fine breaks; used to be called Bronxville), Codex, Electro, Ionia, Jakarta (2000, an octagonal sports/stencil font; was called Jersey), Kathode, Octago (an octagonal stencil face), Liquid, Simpson Typewriter, Preset, Roadworks (1992, stencil font), Thompson Monospaced, Spacer (1999), Paintworks, Portfolio.

FontWorks used to sell their fonts, but now Faces does.

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cmbright: Computer Modern Bright
[Walter Schmidt]

Family of sans serif metafonts based on Donald Knuth's CM font. It is `lighter' and less obtrusive than CMSS. Together with CM Bright there comes a family of typewriter fonts, `CM Typwewriter Light', which look better in combination with CM Bright than the CMTT fonts would do. The whole package is by Walter Schmidt. A commercial-quality type 1 version of these fonts is available from Micropress. Free versions are available, in the cm-super font bundle (the T1 and TS1 encoded part of the set), and in hfbright (the OT1 encoded part, and the maths fonts). Development spanned 1996-2004. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Code Saver
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Code Saver (2018) is a monospaced programming font published by Ryoichi Tsunekawa in 2018. It pays attention to the curvatures, and optimal use of space. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Codeluxe
[Hugo Goeldner]

Hugo Goeldner's German outfit which has a free slab serif pixel font to its credit: Delight (2006). In 2011, he created the monospaced type family for tables and programs called CDLX Mono (YWFT). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Codesign (or: Aviation Partners, or AVP)
[Nicholas Garner]

Nicholas Garner (b. 1949, Windsor) runs Codesign (or: Aviation Partners), a small London-based design firm which has created these commercial type families:

  • Cerafino (2005): informal sans.
  • Delamere (2005): more classical sans.
  • Kensington (2005): titling sans related to Gill Sans.
  • Maisee (2005): an open, wide, generous and broadly smiling sans family.
  • Tenison (2005): connected formal script.
  • Fiendstar (2006, 16 styles; +Cameo (white on black), +Shaded) (after Gill Sans Schoolbook).
  • Rosie (2010): a connected cosy script, in the Mistral style.
  • Norwich (2006): a grungy version of Tenison. Outrage (2006) is more grunge.
  • Cashback (2006).
  • Crystal (2006): a slab serif family.
  • Autobahn (2011) is a monoline elliptical sans family. Garner writes: Autobahn is a robust masculine sans of near monoline thickness and angular characteristics. Autocode (2011) is a monoline monospaced (for programs) elliptical sans based on Autobahn.
  • LaCarte (2007): inspired by a series of handwritten menus produced in 1980. Further extended to La Carte Pen in 2010.
  • Midas (2007).
  • Sky Sans (including hairline weights) (2007).
  • Lamoreli (2007).
  • Backstage (2007). A stencil face.
  • Amy (2010). Nicely hand-printed.
  • Atria (2010) An ink-trapped sans-serif.
  • Blocksta (2010). A rounded fat sans.
  • The elegant script typeface Jacqueline (2010).
  • New Fiendstar (2010).
  • Omniscript (2010).
  • Cambridge (2010). An elegant sans family with a misbehaving lower case q. Accompanied by a Cambridge Round family. It is designed as a schoolbook font, and is useful for dyslexics, since there are no ambiguities between letterforms.
  • Central (2011). A rounded geometric sans family. Followed in 2012 by Central Inline.
  • Combi (2011). This is a wonderful effort, as described by Garner himself: The Combi collection includes Sans, Sans Oblique, a true Italic, Serif, Serif Oblique and a set of Openface capitals. Combi fonts have 5 compatible weights and metrics allowing them to be used in free combination. Inspiration came from Jan Van Krimpen's Romulus (Enschedé, 1931). In addition to the Roman style, Van Krimpen created a set of open capitals, a simple oblique variant and subsequently, an attractive calligraphic italic, Cancelleresca Bastarda. In addition to Van Krimpen's idea, Combi has been influenced by features from many typefaces including Bembo, Melior and Optima. The object was to create a versatile family of body text and titling typefaces for use in books, magazines and on the web.

    Polaris (2012) is a rounded sans family that reads well in print and on screens.

    Mensa (2012) is a 36-weight large x-height sans body family.

  • Beaulieu (2012).
  • Clocktime (2012). A dingbat font with clocks.
  • Chokey Pro (2012). A tall connected script face.
  • Alleyn (2013), a soft geometric sans family.
  • Corsica (2013). Corsica is an all-purpose geometric sans-serif typeface of visually uniform stroke thickness. The family contains six weights, two widths and three lowercase size options, together with an italic variant for each.
  • Intrinseca (2014). An incised sans with some contrast and flaring, but still quite readable thanks to a good x-height.
  • Browser Serif and Browser Sans (2014). These families were designed for use on screen.

    Arethusa (2014) and Arethusa Pro (2014) are 12-style transitional typeface families.

  • Gimbal Egyptian (2018). Characterized by some asymmetric slabs and curvy italics. It covers Latin and Cyrillic and comes in several widths. See also Gimbal Grotesque (2018).

MyFonts site. Klingspor link.

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Coji Morishita
[M+ Fonts]

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Collectif MBC (was: MBC Graph)

Graphic design collective in Orchamps near Besançon, France, est. 2012, consisting of graduates in the Masters program of the École des Beaux-Arts de Besançon, i.e., Clément Moussard, Antonin Buchwalter, and Simon-Pierre Chapuis. Their typeface creations:

  • From 2013: Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto).
  • From 2014: Plumber (rounded slab serif), Esposito (rounded sans), Polaris (rounded sans), Juliano (2013, rounded sans for the restaurant Gusti del Gusto), Sept Nains (a seven style type system based on Fonderie Olive's Simplex Gras, 1937), Raymond (slab serif), Monolab (monospaced), Aftur (a sans caps typeface that is partly art deco and partly futuristic; influenced by Cassandre's Bifur), Antique Calque (a layered typeface system), Lazy Super (a pixel face) and the variable width and variable height experiment called Expendable.
  • Typefaces from 2015: Gnome (a sans done for the Centre Régional du Livre Franche-Comté), Monocle (a sans typeface for Cyclop Jazz Action), Laborio, Ploum (an art nouveau stencil), MFB (an art deco poster typeface family named after Morris Fuller Benton).
  • Typefaces from 2016: Saljan, Buck01.

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Colophon Foundry
[Edd Harrington]

Colophon Foundry is a London and Los Angeles-based digital type foundry established in 2009. Its members comprise Benjamin Critton (US), Edd Harrington (UK), and Anthony Sheret (UK). The foundry's commissioned work in type design is complemented by independent and interdependent initiatives in editorial design, publishing, curation, and pedagogy. It grew out of the Brighton-based design studio, The Entente (Anthony Sheret&Edd Harrington) in April 2009. Benjamin Critton (Brooklyn, NY) joined them later. Fonts:

  • Aperçu (2010, +Mono), a sans family by Anthony Sheret / The Entente.
  • Archive (2013). A text family by Anthony Sheret and Edd Harrington.
  • Basis Grotesque (2015). Influenced by Akzidenz Grotesk.
  • Burgess (2014). A Times-Roman-like typeface family by The Entente and Benjamin Critton.
  • Castledown (2014). A sans family.
  • Central Avenue (2011). By Studio Makgill.
  • Fortescue (2009): a text family with triangular serifs commissioned for the identity of artist and printmaker, Jake Spicer.
  • La Fabrique Pro (2012-2017). A sans by The Entente.
  • Leroy (2012). By Stockholm-based Oscar & Ewan.
  • Lisbon (2013, Anthony Burrill). Lisbon is a geometric stencil typeface based on an original metal stencil that Burrill found in a sign makers shop in Lisbon, Portugal. The font was first used in a series of posters commissioned by the British Council for Experimenta cultural biennale in Lisbon (2010).
  • Lydia Bold Condensed (2013, Benjamin Critton) revives an angular typeface by Warren Chappell from 1946.
  • Mabry (2018, Benjamin Critton): Originally commissioned in 2014 for Los Angeles-based apparel company Nasty Gal---named as such after the 1975 album and song of the same name by influential funk singer Betty Davis (b. Betty Mabry, 1945)---Mabry is the commercial iteration of the former NG Grotesque.
  • MAD Sans and MAD Serif (2011-2017) by Dries Wiewauters.
  • Marché (2014). By The Entente, inspired by Eurostile.
  • Monosten (2011). A rounded monospace sans by Anthony Sheret that includes a couple of stencil styles.
  • Montefiore (2009): a grotesque with wood type influences.
  • Pantograph: Pantograph is an authentic redraw of the typeface employed by the British pantograph etching process. Designed by Hamish Makgill in 2009.
  • Peggs (2009): typewriter style for the identity of Peggs&Son, designed by Edd Harrington.
  • PDU (2010). By Dries Wiewauters. PDU stands for Plaque Découpée Universelle, a stencil system patented in 1876 by Joseph A. David.
  • Perçu (2010): a full sans family that is---in their own words---an amalgamation of classic humanist typefaces such as Johnston and Gill Sans with Neuzeit and Franklin Gothic.
  • Perfin (2009, by Alison Haigh).
  • PIN (2015). By Hoon Kim / Why Not Smile LLC.
  • Raisonné (2010). By Benjamin Critton.
  • Reader (2009): Reader is a neo-grotesque typeface initially created in a medium weight, and now re-cut into a base family of six weights with an additional seventh in the form of Reader Black. The typeface itself has been referenced from an RSPB letter dating 1972. The original typeface, which is unknown, was a monospaced, rounded face. It had geometric proportions which felt like they wanted to break free of the restrictions of a monospaced grid.
  • Relative (2011). By The Entente: Initially drawn in August 2010 for Outside In by Stephen Gill; a book designed for the Brighton Photo Biennale 2010. Includes monospaced styles.
  • System85 (+Mono). A sans family.
  • Transcript Pro (2017).
  • Value Sans and Value Serif (2012): Value Sans borrows in style and behaviour from precedents like Elegant Grotesk and Granby. Value Serif pays homage to forebears like Plantin Infant and Italian Old Style. The Sans was drawn first by The Entente (Edd Harrington & Anthony Sheret, UK). The Serif was drawn shortly after, by Benjamin Critton (US). Each borrows their geometries from the other, and nuances were finalised by all parties as Colophon Foundry.
  • Visuelt (2013-2016, The Entente). Originally created as a bespoke face for the 2013 and 2014 identity for Visuelt, Oslo, Norway, Visuelt spawned from a more considered and constrained version of Aperçu.

Bespoke projects:

  • Battlebridge for the area of King's Cross, London (2016).
  • Burberry Apercu Bespoke (2010-2017).
  • Chelsea Basis (2015) and Chelsea Basis Chiselled (2018). For FC Chelsea.
  • Corona Headline for Corona (2016).
  • Europa Nuova & Europa Mono (2016). For UEFA's Europa League.
  • Fanta Playful for Fanta (2017).
  • Fulham First XI & Substitute XI for Fulham Football Club (2013). Stencil types.
  • FQ Value for New Covent Garden Market (2016).
  • GF Smith for paper manufacturer and merchant G.F. Smith (2014).
  • Grey Goose for the French Vodka Producer (2014).
  • Helen for Race Against Dementia (2016).
  • Mondial for Rapha's Magazine (2015).
  • NG Grotesque for LA-based fashion label, Nasty Gal, with Benjamin Critton (2014).
  • Poynings, for printer Generation Press (2014).
  • Tesco Modern, Tesco Modern Condensed, Tesco Slab and Tesco Serif for supermarket chain Tesco (2016-2017).
  • Ubisoft Sans for French games publisher, Ubisoft (2016).
  • Unify for the English Rugby Football Union (2013).
  • Wales and Cymru Sans for Visit Wales / Welsh Government (2015).
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Comicraft (was: Active Images)
[Richard Starkings]

Comicraft was founded by Richard Starkings and John Roshell in 1992. Located in Santa Monica and Los Angeles, they do lettering and design for the comic book industry and make comic book fonts. At one point they were also called Comic Book Fonts. The current presidents are Rita Simpson and Richard Starkings. Alternate URL. T-26 link. Creative Market link. Some fonts: Sanctum Sanctorum (2003), Grandguignol (2003), MagicalMysticalFour (2003), Smash (2003), Aztech, Joe Kubert, Gobbledygook, Meanwhile, Matinee Idol [Nick Curtis has a much nicer script font by the same name, sold by MyFonts], Manganese (Asian-lookalike by Richard Starkings), Altogether OOky (by John Roshell), AbsolutelyFabulous, Achtung Baby (1997, Richard Starkings: a brutalist typeface), Adamantium, Alchemite, AstroCity, AstroCity International, Bithead, BrontoBurger, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, ClobberinTime, Comicrazy, Destroyer, DivineRight, DoubleBack, DutchCourage (1995, an art deco family), Elsewhere (art nouveau), Flameon, Framistat (2000, JG), Frostbite, GrimlyFiendish, Hooky, Hellshock, IncyWincySpider, JimLee, JoeMad, KissAndTell, KissAndTell International (2000, JG), Meltdown, MonsterMash, PhasesOnStun, PulpFiction, ResistanceIs..., RunningWithScissors, SchoolsOut (1999, John Roshell), SezWho/SezYou, SpookyTooth, Spills, Splashdown, StandBy4Action, Stormtrooper, TheStorySoFar, ToBeContinued, Thrills, WildWords, WildWords International, YuleTideLog, Zoinks, ZAP Pack, Digital Delivery, Jeff Campbell (2000, by JG), Los Vampiros, DeadMansChest, Cutthroat International (2000), Rigor Mortis (2000, John Roshell), DangerGirl, Thingamajig, Red Star, Red Square, Drop Case, Too Much Coffee Man, NearMyth, Stonehenge, Golem and SwordsAndSorcerers (medieval or runes fonts). Their monster fonts collection includes MonsterMash, CarryOnScreaming, Chills, GooseBumps, CreepyCrawly, Grimly Fiendish, IncyWincySpider, SpookyTooth, Meltdown and TrickorTreat dingbats. In 2005, MyFonts started selling their collection. Fonts by Starkings include Achtung Baby, Carry On Screaming, Clobberin Time, Flame On, Goosebumps, Grimly Fiendish, Sez, Splashdown. The full font list: Absolutely Fabulous (1999), Achtung Baby (1997), Adam Kubert (2005), Adamantium (1999), Alchemite (1997), Altogether Ooky (1999, vampire script), Area51 (2005, an octagonal typeface with a military stencil)), Astro City (2005), Astronauts In Trouble (2005), Atomic Wedgie (2005), Aztech (2005), Battle Cry (2005), Battle Scarred (2005), Belly Laugh (2005), Biff Bam Boom (2005), Bithead (1997), Blah Blah Blah (2005), Bronto Burger (1996), Carry On Screaming (1996), Chatterbox (2005), Cheeky Monkey (2005), Cheese And Crackers (2005), Chills (1997), Clobberin Time (1995), Comicrazy (1995), Creepy Crawly (2005), Cutthroat (2005), Danger Girl (2005), Dave Gibbons (2005), Dead Mans (2005), Dear Diary (2005), Designer Genes (2005), Destroyer (1999), Digital Delivery (2005), Divine Right (1998), Doohickey (2005), Double Back (1998), Dreamland (2005), Drop Case (2005), Dutch Courage (1995), Elsewhere (1998), Euphoria (2005), Exterminate (1999), Face Front (2005), Flame On (1997), Forked Tongue (2005), Framistat (2005), Frostbite (1997), Girls Girls Girls (2005), Gobbledygook (2005), Golem (2005), Goosebumps (2005), Grande Guignol (2003), Grimly Fiendish (1998), Hedge Backwards (2005), Hellshock (1997), Hooky (1999), Hush Hush (2005), Hyperdrive (2005), Incy Wincy Spider (1996), Jeff Campbell (2005), Jeff Campbell Sketchbook (2005), Jim Lee (1998), Joe Kubert (2005), Joe Mad (1999), Kiss And Tell (1999), Ladronn (2005), Los Vampiros (1999), Manganese (1999), Matinee Idol (2005), Meanwhile (2005), Meltdown (1997), Mike Wieringo (2005), Monster Mash (1997), Near Myth (2005, a grunge face, since 2007 also at T26), Nuff Said (2005), Overbyte (2005), Paranoid Android (2005), Pascual Ferry (2005), Pass The Port (2005), Phases On Stun (1995), Primal Scream (2005), Pulp Fiction (1996), Red Square (2005), Red Star (2005), Resistance Is (1997), Rigor Mortis (2005), Rumble (1994), Running With Scissors (1997), Sanctum Sanctorum (1998), Santas Little Helpers (2005), Schools Out (1999), Sean Phillips (2005), Sentinel (2005), Sez (1998), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Shannon Wheeler (2005), Smash (2005), Snowmany Snowmen (2005), Soothsayer (2005), Spellcaster (2005), Spills (1997), Splashdown (1997), Spookytooth (2005), Stand By4 Action (1997), Stonehenge (2005), Stormtrooper (1997), Thats All Folks (2005), The Story So Far (1998), Thingamajig (2005), Thrills (1997), Tim Sale (1999), Tim Sale Brush (2005), Tim Sale Lower (2005), Timelord (2005), To Be Continued (2005), Too Much (2005), Tough Talk (2005), Treacherous (2005), Trick Or Treat (2005), Wall Scrawler (2005), Wiccan Sans (1999), Wiccan Serif (1999), Wiccan Special (1999, see also T-26), Wild And Crazy (1997), Wild Words (1995), Yada Yada Yada (2005), Yeah Baby (2005), Yuletide Log (1996), Zoinks (2005), Phil Yeh (2006), Zzzap (2006), Battle Damaged (2007), Speeding Bullet (2006), Foom (2007), Letterbot (2007), Timsale (2007), Cutthroat (2007), Framistat (2007), Area 51 (2007, techno, octagonal), CC Comicraft (2007), Ratatat (2008), Mad Scientist (2008), Monologous (2008, T-26), HolierThanThou (2008, T26), Elephantmen (2008, grunge typeface at T26), Storyline (2008, T-26), Primal Scream (2009, T-26), Spillproof (2009, T-26), Sign Language (2008), Moritat (2009, T-26, by John Roshell), Pass The Port (2009, T-26), Credit Crunch (2009), Elsewhere (2009, art nouveau), Code Monkey (2011, monospaced yet informal), Glitter Girl (2011, hand-printed), Rassum Frassum (2011, comic book face), Rocket Man (2011, a retro futuristic family), Spaghetti Western (2011, signage face), Sunrise Till Sunset (2012), Samaritan and Samaritan Tall (2013, with John Roshell).

In 2014, John Roshell published the school font Dash To School.

Typefaces from 2015: Samaritan Lower (by Richard Starkings and John Roshell), Dusk Till Dawn Buried (expressionist).

Typefaces from 2016: Questionable Things (with John Roshell: a question mark font).

Typefaces from 2017: Evil Schemes (by Richard Starkings and John Roshell), Regeneration, Obey Obey Obey (by Starkings and Roshell).

Typefaces from 2018: Samaritan Tall Lower (by Starkings and Roshell), Blah Blah Upper (by John Roshell and Richard Starkings), Evil Doings (by Richard Starkings and John Roshell).

Creative Market link. View Comicraft's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Computer Modern fonts
[Donald E. Knuth]

Donald Knuth's Computer Modern family was developed by Stanford's most famous computer science professor, Don Knuth, in the 1970s and 1980s, with the help of Hermann Zapf and a group of people at Stanford University. It was a monstrous achievement, that started first with the development of the Metafont graphic description language for glyphs. The 72 original fonts are free. They are described by a set of 36 parameters. Each glyph is a carefully crafted computer program written in Metafont. It stands today as the prime example of parametric font design. Many individual fonts were designed using Metafont, but not one came has come close in scope and achievement to the Computer Modern collection.

The Computer Modern fonts, and their derivatives, are the main fonts used by the scientific community thanks to the TeX typesetting system. Derivatives include Lucida (by Knuth's colleague at Stanford, Charles Bigelow). Lucida is used by Scientific American. The commercial MathTime font family originally developed for the American Mathematical Society (AMS) by Michael Spivak, and then extended by Y&Y, and the AMS, includes a large set of mathematical characters.

Included in the CTAN subdirectories, where one can download the fonts and the sources, are now three sets of type 1 PostScript fonts, Basil K. Malyshev's BaKoMa fonts, the American Mathematical Society (or Bluesky) versions, and the Paradissa font collection for Computer Modern, Euler and Computer Modern Cyrillic, also by Basil K. Malyshev. There are also PostScript type 3 versions of the Computer Modern fonts. Doug Henderson made some outline fonts (in metafont). Concrete is a metafont family designed for Knuth's Concrete Mathematics book by Knuth himself between 1987 and 1999. In the three decades that followed the development in the late seventies, only rarely have glyphs been corrected or altered---one such instance was an error in cmmib5.

Truetype version of the fonts are here.

Download Computer Moder Unicode (or CM Unicode) either in PostScript or OTF formats. This family is called CMU (2007) and font names are standardized as CMU Serif, CMU Typewriter Text Regular, CMU Bright Bold Extended, and so forth. This set was created by Alexey V. Panov. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Computer Modern PostScript Fonts

A choice of three collections: Bakoma, Paradissa and Blue Sky Research (the latest entry). The Bakoma fonts were made by Basil K. Malyshev (1993; read this message by Sebastian Rahtz). Another download site (afm, tfm missing though). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Computer Modern TT fonts

TrueType versions of the Computer Modern fonts. Check also here. Contains the monospaced typewriter type cmtt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Connary Fagen

Art director, designer and consultant based in Salt Lake City, UT. He created the commercial Latin / Cyrillic geometric sans font family Venti CF in 2014---Venti can be purchased here. His second typeface is the geometric / techno typeface Filter CF (2014).

In 2015, he created Waverly (avant garde caps), Articulat CF (an 18-style Swiss sans typeface), Argent CF (serifed family), Ironfield (bold husky brutalist display font), Visby CF (geometric sans), Visby Round CF, Quincy CF (a warm serif text face), and Manifold CF (a cold utilitarian sans extended to the corporate typeface Manifold DSA in 2017).

Typefaces from 2016: Vanguard CF, Addington (text typeface family), Cartograph CF (monospaced sans), Greycliff CF (sans), Turismo CF (a wide rounded open sans).

Typefaces from 2017: Gryffith (angular), Visby Slab CF, Filter v2 CF (hipster style), Couplet CF (humanist sans), Integral CF.

Typefaces from 2018: Roxborough (a sharp-edged roman typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coppers & Brasses
[Alexandre Saumier Demers]

Quebec-based type typefoundry Coppers & Brasses was set up in 2011 by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn in the plateau area of Montreal. Both graduated from the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal and went on do the Type and Media program at KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.

Creators of these typefaces in 2012: Martha (monospaced slabby grotesque done by both founders), Sardine (fat signage typeface by Bonn), Freitt (blackletter typeface by Bonn). Nicole (2012) is an elegant basic sans typeface by Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane.

In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014, Alexandre in turn graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK. For his graduation, Alexandre developed the didone typeface family Lewis. He writes: Lewis is a typeface designed for mathematical typesetting, specifically for the TeX typesetting system. It consists of 3 text styles (Roman, Bold, Italic) and 3 math styles (Math Italic, Greek, Blackboard) for use as variables. The text Italic relates to the Roman while the Math Italic stand out with its cursive construction. Likewise, the Greek differentiate easily from Latin characters. The Blackboard inlines are adapted for text sizes with their wide and open cut. Lewis features many size variants and extending shapes, ideal in displayed equations.

The list of their retail and custom fonts:

  • Guillon (2016). Manufactured for Studio Feed.
  • GSM Grotesque (2016). A custom typeface by Coppers and Brasses and Studio Feed, for GSM Project.
  • Caserne (2015). A custom stencil typeface designed with Samuel Larocque for the Montreal-based studio Caserne.
  • CCM Grotesk (2015, Latin and Cyrillic). A custom typeface for Canadian sporting goods brand CCM, with a textured version. The Cyrillic was overseen by Russian type designer Maria Doreuli.
  • VLNL Wurst (2015, VetteLetters). This wurst-themed typefaces comes in three styles, Brat, Blut and Bier Wurst. The interesting aspect of this font is that Demers developed a special Wurst Schreiber software for drawing segments as sausages in RoboFont.
  • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
  • Canal (2015, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
  • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
  • Klaus (2014, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed for personal web and paper work.
  • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
  • Lewis (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). A font system for typesetting mathematics in TeX, developed at KABK.
  • Alphonse (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). An elegant garalde custom text typeface.
  • Nurraq (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed as a school project at KABK, Nurraq is a multi-script typeface system that matches a Latin serif text typeface with a Canadian aboriginal syllabics character set for the Inuktitut language.
  • Compass (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
  • MLS Soccer (2012). A hand-crafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.
  • Radio Canada (2017). A custom corporate humanist sans typeface for the French TV network in Quebec, co-designed by Charls Daoud and Alexandre Saumier-Demers of Coppers and Brasses.

Alexandre spends most of his time since 2016 working on variable font projects for The Type Network (ex-Font Font Bureau). Home page of Alexandre Saumier Demers. Behance link for Coppers and Brasses. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cornel Windlin
[Lineto]

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Corwin Watts

Coral Springs, FL (formerly Rapid City, SD)-based designer of Jiri Monospaced, Ozme, Maku, Ethne Tribal Font and watc Monospaced Font, all created in 2004. In 2005, he created Bele, Eala, Njallur, Ressl, Rose (a curly upright script updated in 2008), Sante, Santina and Xeto. In 2006, he added Adam and Geu 1.2. In 2008, the Celtic font Santina became Albina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini

Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.

The handwriting of Lord Byron led Pancini to develop the brush script typeface Byron (2013, Zetafonts).

MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.

In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s.

In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia.

Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico.

Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.

In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.

Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.

Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.

Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.

Hello Script and Hello Sans can be used for layering and coloring. The Christmas-themed version is Hello Christmas.

Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.

In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.

Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.

Canovaro's Arista served as a basis for the 29-style monolinear rounded sans typeface family Aristotelica (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli.

In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical.

His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.

In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Courier Thai

Courier Monothai, Courier Proportional Thai, and EBCDIC Monothai. All free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Crestaco
[Javier Cos]

Crestaco is a design and software development studio founded by Javier Rodriguez Cos (aka Madonna Mark II, b. 1972, Tarragona, Spain) and located in El Morell, Spain. Javier Cos is a graphic, type, and video game designer. His first typeface is Anvylon (2012), which is monospaced for use in programming and tabular material. Its rounded monoline design is reminiscent of the type used in early video terminals and line printers. Seleniak (2012) is based on the logo of the eponymous MSX video game. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cristiano Sobral

Designer of the free font Germano (2016): Germano is based on Open Sans Condensed by Google: it was changed to OpenType CFF curves, and a Bold Oblique weight was added.

In 2016, he published Rising Sun, a further step in the development of the successful free sans typeface family Raleway, initially designed by Matt McInerney as a single thin weight, and then expanded into a 9-weight family by Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida in 2012 and iKerned by Igino Marini.

In 2016, he extended Andika New Basic (by Victor Gaultney, Annie Olsen and Pablo Ugerman) and published it as the free typeface Quebec. Still in 2016, he extended Hector Gatti's Archive (2012-2015, Omnibus Type), and called it Ushuaia (Open Font Library). Andreas Larsen's DIN emulation typeface Gidole was extended by Cristiano to Normung (2016). One of URW's GhostLib fonts was extended in 2016 by Cristiano to the U001 sans typeface family.

Typefaces from 2017 include Miedinger (a take on Helvetica, actually first conceived in 2015) and Petra Sans (based on Cantarell).

In 2018, he adapted Philipp H. Poll's Libertinus Mono (2012) to add a slashed zero, and called it Corbi Mono S. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Critzler
[Thomas Bierschenk]

Young Berlin-based type designer who made the Chemo family, Bionic Dynamic, Localizer, Localizer Clones and FF Magda Clean (1997, together with Henning Krause), a monospaced typewriter font related to Cornel Windlin's Magda, all at FontFont. His company is called Critzler Font Investigation. He created the fun Linotype typefaces Linotype Down Town, Linotype Go Tekk and Linotype Mindline in 1997. Before 1990, he was an East-German sign painter. He recently founded Pfadfinderei, an "all-round" agency for visual communication, where he designed the futuristic techno display type family FF TradeMarker (2007), Flomaster (1998, graffiti, done with Jayone), Vinataba Solid (2002), Nicola Zucka (2002, connected cursive script), Franz Jäger (2000, ultra fat, mini-slabbed), and Neo (2002, geometric as in the logo of the Neo car). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

CSDN

This Chinese page compares fonts for coding and for small screens: Courier New, Andale Mono, Monaco, Profont, Monofur, Proggy, Droid Sans Mono, Deja Vu Sans Mono, Consolas and Inconsolata. [Google] [More]  ⦿

culiner.com

40+ font archive. Includes AceCrikey (James Shields, 1998), GraphicAttitudeMono (Antonio Bucu, 1998), AccidentalPresidency (Tepid Monkey Fonts, 2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyn Fonts
[Petros Vasiadis]

Petros Vasiadis is a graduate of Vakalo Art & Design College who works in Athens, Greece. Petros Vasiadis set up CYN Fonts in Athens, ca. 2013, and offers these free (mostly brush) fonts for Latin and Greek: CYN Kypselers (hexagonal), Logikfron (grunge), Me Rider (grunge), Banxed (hexagonal), CYN Ypsoma (hand-printed), CYN Unlimited (brush), CYN Ufos (scratchy), CYN U, CYN Pan Shadow, CYN Pan (hand-printed), CYN Nextshift (hand-printed), CYN Goodinside, CYN Forgiven, CYN Filos (brush), CYN Byron, CYN Autozen (nice brush), CYN Autoside (brush), CYN Autopol (scratchy brush), CYN Autolimit (brush), CYN Autofly (brush), CYN 4Uven. In 2015 Cyn Fonts had these typefaces: Actual, Calimera, CYN Pan, CYN Singing, CYN_4Uven, CYN_autofly, CYN_autoLimit, CYN_autoLimit_it, CYN_AutoPOL, CYN_AutoPOL_it, CYN_autoSide, CYN_autoSide_it, CYN_autozen free font, CYN_Byron, CYN_Byron_it, CYN_FILOS, CYN_FILOS_italic, CYN_Forgiven, CYN_Forgiven_italic, CYN_Goodinside_italic, CYN_Goodinside_shadow, CYN_Nextshift, CYN_Nextshift_i2, CYN_U (2011, free brush face), CYN_UFos, CYN_Unlimited, CYN_Unlimited_it, CYN_Unlimited_U, CYN_Ypsoma, CYN_Ypsoma_Bold, CYN_Ypsoma_Bold_it, Gearus, Logikfront, Merider (:Me Rider:), Pagkrati, RighOn.

He cut the serifs and ends off Times Roman to create the sans typeface RighOn, the extended rounded display sans typeface Pagkrati, and the slab serif typeface Calimera in 2013. Free downloads.

In 2014, he created the free font Gearus, the free handwriting font Singing, and the free thin sans display typeface Actual Free Font (2014, Latin and Greek).

In 2015, he published Cyn Filos (free rough brush font), Covalt, the curly typeface Medelsan, the stencil typeface Quaummerce, the interesting 10-weight Latin / Greek sans family Pinaxi (commercial). Its very open forms and organic feel make this ideal for mobile devices. He also made a proposal for a drachma symbol at the height of the Greek Euro crisis in June 2015. Still in 2015, he designed the grunge fonts Studiomast and Typink, the free handwriting font Cyn Goodinside, the calligraphic nibbed typeface Erasty, the nibbed typeface Achieve, the commercial vintage poster typeface Palko, Delyte, Bortrait, Porta, Maternity, The Loom, the hand-crafted Tasy and Innosend, the nibbed typefaces Nicky, Relevancy and Applauds, the amoebic Locker, the octagonal Powergo, the inky script typeface Trip, and the monospaced organic sans typeface Bot (Latin and Greek).

Typefaces from 2016: PVF NeuTymes, PVF Clothing, PVF Over, PVF Newtown, PVF Mazzy, PVF Saved, PVF Seventy, PVF Solon (Greek simulation font), PVF Springs, PVF Climax, PVF Tropo, PVF Riding, PVF Spice, PVF Cash, PVF Chock, PVF Presence, PVF Codesk, PVF Saved, PVF Pop, Stroma, Ally, Hutch (tattoo script), Treesign.

Behance link. Blogspot link. Home page. Blogger link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cyrillic Fonts Plus

Belarussian site. Arial, Courier and Times in Cyrillic versions. They have the Cyrillic vowels (a,o,u,e,y,ja,jo,ju,je,i) with accents, the Belarussian Latin "u short" and the letter "Jat" added on. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dalton Maag
[Canonical Design]

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Damien Guard
[Envy Technologies Ltd]

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Dan Mecklenburg

Aka Code Warrior. American creator (b. 1965) of the squarish typeface Smooth Pet (2015), which is based on the font used on the Commodore PET. He also made DEC Terminal Modern (2015), which is based on the font of the Digital Electronics Corp's VT220 video terminal (circa 1983). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Schechner

Designer from Richmond, VA (aka fontcollector) on whom I bestow the title King of octagonal typefaces. Dafont link.

  • He used FontStruct in 2008 to create the ultra fat octagonal typefaces ShortFatStrangerMono and TallDarkStrangerMono after his Bank Gothic-themed series called EZMonoA through EZMonoG. Other creations: MaxiFiveMono, MaxiFiveTallMono, MaxiFiveTooTallMono, CurvedFiveMono, SkinnyMinnieMono (think skinny and octagonal), KaleidoscopeMono (dingbats), NervosaMono (thin, angular and jittery). CourieresqueMono, HeavyMono, SuperHeavyMono, SkinnierMinnierMono, SkinniestMinniestMono, DiamondsMono, LucDevroyeMono1 and LucDevroyeMono1 (based on my own Yonkaku fonts), PortraitMono (each character on an easel), PortraitText Mono, RollingStockInverseMono (characters on wheels), OctagonoMonoA, OctagonoMonoB, AmazonoMono (a macho octagonal face), BlackboardTallMono (white on black), ScoreBoardInverseMono, VarionoMono, TeflonoMono, SymmetronoMono (geometric patterns), VerticalSlatsMono, VerticalSlatsTallMono, BlackboardMono, BlackboardTallMono, SteepFifteenStretchMono, SteepFifteenSuperStretchMono, SteepFifteenMono, RockSolidMono, RockSolidStretchMono, RockSolidSuperStretchMono, YugoFiveUltraTallMono, KitchenTilesMono, PrimoMono, OctagonoMonoC (+Tall, +ExtraBold), LotsaDotsMono, OvaltinoMono, OctagonoPropC (+Tall).
  • Fonts made in 2009: Bevel's Advocate Mono, Mammoth Mono, NovaMono (+Inverse), OctoMono, PortraitMono, GravitonoMono, PortraitTextSteepMono, XLMono, XLProportional, ScallopiniMonoInverse, BrickbatsMono (dingbats), IconoMono (white on black dings), KaleidoscopeMono, DiamondsMono, ShortFatStrangerMono, QuattroMono (+SC), OvaltinoMono, GargantuaMono, EdgeMono, FacetedSuperFiveStretchMono, MegaloMonoGrande, OctagonoMonoExtraBold (+SuperSteep), MegaloMono, KitchenTilesMono (#1, #2, #3), PrimoMonoTall, StereophoneMono (+Inverse), GrecoRomanoMono (+Ultimo), FacetedFiveMono, YugoFiveMono, TopsyCurvy, DiamondLinkMono, RunningOnEmpty.
  • Fonts made in 2010-2011: BAP Solid (sturdy octagonal typeface), XLMonoAlt, XLProportionalAlt, Octagonico (octagonal inline face; +Dark), White Elephant 3 (2011, a 3d shadow face), White Rhino (outlined athletic lettering, Black Rhino), Albino Rhino (2011, black on white), Striped Rhino (2011), Curvilino (ultra-condensed), Rondino (2011, similar), BAPSolid (2011, octagonal).
  • Fonts from 2012: BAP Outline, Big Hairline (octagonal hairline caps face).
  • Fonts from 2013: Rondino Junior, Legibus Rex Mono (octagonal), Little Black Font (octagonal), Legibus Maximus (octagonal), Bevel's Advocate Proportional (prismatic typeface).
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Daniel Amor

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 typeface Topaz-8 (1994), and Sarah Bernhardt (1999).

Fontspace link. He used the company name Brainstorm at some point. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Feldt

Aka Great Scott. Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of Furiosa (2015, a fat brush script), Bob (2015, a heavy octagonal mechanical typeface) and Gunnar Bold (2015, a rounded sans).

Typefaces from 2016: Applejack (thick brush script), Knuckle Sandwich (dry brush), Midnight Rider (dry brush script), Wilder (a condensed hand-crafted typeface), Frank (a sans family influenced by DIN and Eurostile), Gunnar (hand-crafted rounded sans), Cherie Bomb (brush font), Margot (brush script).

Typefaces from 2017: Etheline (sans), Handwritten Halloween, Fright Night, Narrabeen Brush, Luchador (a great vintage layered font family), Alma Mono (rounded monospaced sans).

Typefaces from 2018: Stray Bullets, Knickknack (rounded sans), Rockaway Beach. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Gamagae

Portland, ME-based designer of the free polka dotted typerface Tilastia (2015).

In 2017, he designed the monospaced typeface family Alloca Mono. Even though it has hipster elements, it could be used as a programming font. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Rebman

A graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design, Daniel Rebman is a designer in Orlando, FL. Creator of the monoline monowidth geometric caps typeface Integral (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Reed
[DR Foundry]

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Daniel Uzquiano

Designer in Tarragona and now Barcelona, Spain, b. 1978, Barcelona. Since 2006 he teaches graphic design at the School of Art and Design of Tarragona.

Daniel created Goma (a beautiful rounded octagonal monospaced typeface; Goma Mono was published in 2014), Shadow Type and Grom (3d type) in 2013.

In 2014, he created the squarish sans typeface Europa.

In 2017, he designed the ink-trapped grotesque typeface Polar and the fun tall condensed all caps typeface Dinosaur.

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Darren Rigby
[Objets Dart]

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Dave Rowland
[Schizotype]

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David B. Lamkins

Designer, with Susan G. Lesch, of a free Mac bitmap font: Anonymous is a nonproportional or monospaced 9 point bitmap font designed for programming, and for distinguishing between characters that can easily be confused in the Macintosh reserved ROM font Monaco 9. Mark Simonson created the freeware monospace truetype version Anonymous (2001). See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]

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David Jonathan Ross
[DJR Type]

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David Kovalchik
[Typography by Vid the Kid]

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David Szebenyi

Budapest, Hungary-based designer of the (tweetware) hipster typeface Nazaré (2015) and he squarish monospaced typeface Unseen (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Waschbüsch
[Fontom Type]

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Davide Molinari

Italian type and graphic designer in Genova. His first typeface is Hono (2012), the final project of the Corso di Alta Formazione in Type Design at the Politecnico in Milan. Hono is a 4-font open source system that includes Hono Mono, Hono Sans, Hono Serif and Hono Display.

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Debian xfonts

Free type 1 fonts: Courier (IBM, 1991), Utopia (Adobe, 1991), LuciduxMono, LuciduxSans and LuciduxSerif (Bigelow&Holmes, 2000). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Degarism Studio
[Deni Anggara]

Berlin, Germany and/or Medan, Indonesia and/or Bandung, Indonesia--based designer of Formatif Std (2016, sans), Fortika Display (2016, first published by Regario), Mono RGO (2016, an octagonal typeface family first published by Vial Work, it has one free weight), and Metrisch (2016, first designed with Gumpita Rahayu). I have no clue as to who is who in this Indonesian conundrum. I suspect that Deni Anggara only did the artwork and not the fonts, but it would be great if he could say that up front. He designed Fold No.21 Mono (2016) and Neutrif Pro (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Neutrif Studio (a geometric sans), Neurial Grotesk (published in 2018 by Indian Type Foundry), Biotif (grotesque), Folty (a geometric sans), Mono RGO Pro.

Typefaces from 2018: Monorama (a squarish octagoinal caps only typeface family published at Indian Type Foundry), Alliance (an 28-style grotesk sans), Rileno Sans (geometric sans).

Behance link. Another Behance link. Cargo Collective link. Creative Market link. Old studio Formika link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

DejaVu Fonts
[Stepan Roh]

The DejaVu fonts form an open source font family based on the Bitstream Vera Fonts. Free download. Its purpose is to provide a wider range of characters (see Current status page for more information) while maintaining the original look and feel through the process of collaborative development. Included are DejaVuSans-Bold, DejaVuSans-BoldOblique, DejaVuSans-Oblique, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSansCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSansCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSansCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSansCondensed, DejaVuSansMono-Bold, DejaVuSansMono-BoldOb, DejaVuSansMono-Oblique, DejaVuSansMono-Roman, DejaVuSerif-Bold, DejaVuSerif-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerif-Oblique, DejaVuSerif-Roman, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Bold, DejaVuSerifCondensed-BoldOblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed-Oblique, DejaVuSerifCondensed.

Authors and contributors comprise Adrian Schroeter, Ben Laenen, Dafydd Harries, Danilo Segan (Cyrillic), David Jez, David Lawrence Ramsey, Denis Jacquerye, Dwayne Bailey, James Cloos, James Crippen, Keenan Pepper, Mashrab Kuvatov, Misu Moldovan (Romanian), Ognyan Kulev, Ondrej Koala Vacha, Peter Cernák, Sander Vesik, Stepán Roh (project manager; Polish), Tavmjong Bah, Valentin Stoykov, and Vasek Stodulka. The idea is to eventually cover most of unicode. Currently, this is covered: Latin (+supplement, extended A and part of extended B), IPA, Greek, Coptic, Cyrillic, Georgian, Armenian, Hebrew, N'ko, Tifinagh, Lao, Canadian aboriginal syllabics, Ogham, Arabic, math symbols, arrows, Braille, chess, and many dingbats.

Alternate download site. Wiki page with download information.

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Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)
[Delve Withrington]

Delve Withrington (Alameda, CA; b. 1970, Asheville, NC) studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, designed signage, print projects and web pages in addition to designing custom typefaces, worked for Fontshop, and in 2004, joined the type team at Agfa Monotype, which morphed into Monotype Imaging, Redwood City, CA. From Asheville, NC, he moved around and ended up in San Francisco. In 1996, he founded Delve Fonts in Berkeley, CA (in fact, Delve Media Arts, and later renamed Delve Fonts). He has collected a virtually complete list of books on typography. Author index. MyFonts link. Designer of these typefaces:

  • Beleren (2015). A custom typeface for the trading card game Magic: The Gathering (Hasbro).
  • Blasphemy Initials: a free (and also commercial...) spooky font.
  • Blot Test (1999): a dingbat font inspired by the work of noted German psychologist Hermann Rorschach [1885-1922].
  • Cody (1999): an informal comic book face.
  • Continuo (1996): an all caps bilined outline face.
  • Cortina (2011). A futuristic family by Joachim Müller-Lancé.
  • Delve Hand (1996-2003).
  • Eucalyptus Regular.
  • Eulipia (1997-2003): organic.
  • Helfa (2011). Delve writes: Readability is baked in with a generous x-height, fine proportions that have a medium height to width ratio, and reasonable contrast in stroke weight variation.
  • Filmotype Washington (for Font Diner). Designer unidentified.
  • Muskeg. A combination of German expressionism and brush styles.
  • Oktal Mono (2012, a rounded octagonal modular typeface by Joachim Müller-Lancé and Erik Adigard of MAD studio in Sausalito).
  • Peso (1999): an octagonal family inspired by a parking sign discovered in Guanajuato, Mexico.
  • Quara (2009): a techno sans.
  • Smith & Nephew (2003) and Smith & Nephew Cyrillic (2015), rounded sans typefaces in the style of VAG Rounded.
  • Tilden Sans (2004-2009): low contrast, large x-height.
  • Uppercut Angle (2011). A signage typeface by Joachim Müller-Lancé. It was originally developed for the Krav Maga training center of San Francisco.
  • Ysobel (2009; winner of an award at TDC2 2010). Delve co-designed the newspaper type family Ysobel (Monotype) with type designers Robin Nicholas, head of type design at Monotype, and Alice Savoie (Frenchtype, Monotype). The sales pitch: According to Nicholas, the idea for the Ysobel typefaces started when he was asked to create a custom, updated version of the classic Century Schoolbook typeface, which was designed to be an extremely readable typeface - one that made its appearance in school textbooks beginning in the early 1900s. See also Ysobel eText Pro (2013).
His Art work often involves type. Bitstream's Type Odyssey 2 (2002) has Continuo, Blot Test, Peso, Peso Negative. In 2009, Steven Skaggs designed Rieven Uncial and Rieven Italic at Delve Fonts. Pic.

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Delve Withrington
[Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)]

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Deni Anggara
[Degarism Studio]

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Denis Gorohovskiy

Kiev, Ukraine-based ``designer'' of the sans typefaces Axiom (2016) and Equilibrium (2016), Arsenal Slab (2016), Parabola (2016, geometric display font), the hairline avant-garde typeface Amsterdam (2016), the minimal rounded sans typeface family Straus (2016), the sans family Aurora (2016), the condensed sans display typeface Tokiozza Light (2016) and the circle-based display typeface Parabola (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Arson (sans family), Arthur, Adderley, Ashley, Azalea, Havana (a great super-heavy display sans), Atlas, Alicia, Martin, Apollo, Aroma, Tilt (modern geometric sans), Napster (ultra-condensed sans), Equilibrium, Arizona (condensed rounded sans), Argentina (a smooth high-contrast brush typeface), Aroma, Melony Sans, Argo (rounded monospaced sans), Aura (squarish sans), Bloke, Arnold Thin, Arnold Black (heavy geometric titling sans), Anima (rounded sans), Axiom Sans, Arcadia (minimalistic sans), Diod (a tall minimalist sans), Diod Bold, Aurora Thin, Emerald Modern Serif (a skyline typeface), Aqueduct, Arcanzas (a didone, +3D), Alabama (squarish and tall small caps), Antsy (a slab serif that comes across as a typewriter font), Steady Hand (hand-crafted caps). Graphicriver link.

Now, alert typophiles have pointed out that most---if not all---of Gorohovskiy's fonts are renamed and plainly stolen fonts. I leave the images on my site for the historical record. Here is a list of equivalences, as reported by this Italian blog:

  • Bebas Neue (Adderley)
  • Canter Bold (Alabama)
  • Chivo (Arthur)
  • Dense (Aroma)
  • Gotham with unofficial (pirated corporate) Cyrillic part (Arson Pro)
  • Josefin Sans (Arsenal Sans)
  • Josefin Slab (Arsenal Slab)
  • Long Tall Sally EEN Plain (Emerald)
  • Source Sans (Equilibrium)
  • TT Chocolates (Arnold)
  • Uniform Black by Miller Type Foundry (Tilt)
  • Vidaloka (Arcanzas)
  • Vollkorn (Martin)
As a result, Gorohovskiy's Creative Market account has been suspended. But why did Creative Market let this matter go on for a full two years? Incompetent editors? As a matter of fact, another distributor, Graphicriver, still has not removed his account as of late February 2018. His sales there amount to about 900 dollars, so this is plain theft. But then again, is this very different from Book Antiqua (Monotype's copy of Palatino) and Fotura (Linotype's not-so-subtle copy of Futura)? [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Michaelis

Dennis Michaelis completed his Masters in visual communication at Berlin University of the Arts (UdK) in 2014. In 2014 Dennis co-founded Schauschau Design Studio (with Laura Dressler and André Leonhardt) and in 2016, he set up the typefoundry Interfont with André Leonhardt. André Leonhardt and Dennis Michaelis co-designed the monospaced typewriter typeface family Monoela (published in 2016 by Interfont). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Palumbo

Original fonts as well as font links (about 1800). All fonts made by Dennis Palumbo, a writer from New York, who used to make fonts for Atari. Some fonts were free, but most are now pay fonts, it seems.

Commercial fonts: Vector 3d (1996), Flash Cards Addition (1998), Clock-Digital, Film Strip, BabyBlock, DecorativeBorders (4 fonts), OldWest, Ceramic Tile (2005), I Beam (2005), Porthole (2000), SanSerifUltra Condensed, SanSerifOutline, OldWest 3D, Brick, ZebraLumber, SerifOutline, Dalmation, Vector (4 fonts), Brick3D, OldEnglishEmbellished (1999, Fraktur), ChainLink, Fractions, SanSerif 3DShadow, Serif3D Shadow, Marquee, First Grade (lined school font), Pennant, USA States, USA Map, Piano Keyboard, Gallya Ornamented (1995), Diamond Plate (2000), Clock Digital (1997), Picket Fence (2000).

Shareware: Bobcat (2 fonts), Panther (4 fonts), Caracal Backslant (2 fonts), Lynx (4 fonts), Ocelot (4 monowidth fonts), Cheetah (2 fonts), Serval (2002), Puma (2000, 4 weights), Ceramic Tile (2005), Film Font (2006), One Stroke (2007, octagonal, hairline), Gallya (2008).

The list of his fonts: Baby Block Brick, Brick 3D, Ceramic Tile, Chain Link, Clock - Digital, Dalmation, Decorative Borders, Decorative Borders 2, Decorative Borders 3, Decorative Borders 4, Diamond Plate, Filmfont, FilmStrip, First Grade, Flash Cards - Addition, Fractions, Gallya, Gallya Ornamented, Highway Broken Line, I Beam, Marquee, Old English Embellished, Old English Embellished Bold, Old English Embellished Bold Italic, Old English Embellished Italic, Old West, Old West 3D, One Stroke, Pennant, Piano Keyboard, Picket Fence, Porthole, PVC Pipe, San Serif 3D Shadow, San Serif Outline, San Serif Ultra Condensed, San Serif Ultra Condensed Bold, Serif 3D Shadow, Serif Outline, Vector, Vector 3D, Vector Bold, Vector Bold Italic, Vector Italic, PVC Pipe, USA Map, USA States, Zebra Lumber.

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Design Buero
[Albert Pinggera]

Albert Pinggera, who runs Design Buero in St. Leonhard in Passeier in Italy, is a Tirolian-Italian type designer (b. 1971). He created FFLetterGothic (Text and Mono) and FF Strada (2002) at FontFont. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine and Applied Arts, he currently runs a type and design shop in Italy. In 2003, FF Strada won an award at the TDC2 2003 competition.

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Device Fonts
[Rian Hughes]

Rian Hughes studied at the LCP in London before working for an advertising agency, i-D magazine, and a series of record sleeve design companies. Under the name Device he now provides design and illustration for the advertising, entertainment, publishing, and media industries. He works from Richmond, UK, as a comic book artist, letterer and typefounder---his foundry is called Device. He creates mostly display type. List of fonts. Interview. Review by Yves Peters. Monotype Imaging page. Interview by Die Gestalten. Various (overlapping) font listings, still unorganized.

  • Dingbats: Pic_Format, Mastertext Symbols, MacDings, RiansDingbats, Autofont.
  • FontFont fonts: Identification (1993), Revolver, Rian's Dingbats, LustaOneSixtySans, Knobcheese, CrashBangWallop, and Outlander.
  • [T-26] fonts: English Grotesque (1998), Data90 (2003; a free FontStruct typeface that is virtually identical to Data90 is Bitrate by Kummaeno (2010)), Flak Heavy (2003, stencil), Flak (2003, stencil), Freeman (2003), Klaxon (2003, kitchen tile font), Cordite, Substation (2003), September (2003), West Way (2003), Egret (2003), Paralucent Complete (2003), Paralucent Condensed, Paralucent Stencil (2003), Mercano Empire (2003), Iconics (2003), Cantaloupe (2003), Gravel (2003), Acton (blocky screen font, 2002), Ainsdale, Amorpheus, Anytime Now (alarm dingbats), Bingo, Blackcurrant (Blackcurrant Cameo (1997) is free), Bordello, Elektron, Haulage (U-Haul lettering, 2002), WexfordOakley, Telecast, Terrazzo, Transit, Untitled, Scrotnig, Skylab (2002), Silesia (1993), SlackCasual, Ritafurey, Reasonist-Medium, Regulator, GameOver, Novak, Quagmire, PicFormat, Jakita Wide (2000, techno font), Metropol-Noir, Motorcity, Mastertext, Mystique (2002), MacDings, Lusta, Laydeez, Sinclair, Paralucent (sans serif), Judgement, Bullroller, Zinger (a fifties font), Citrus (2002), Popgod (2003), Range (2000, a futuristic font), Hounslow, Jemima, Griffin, GranTurismo, Gargoyle, Foonky, DoomPlatoon, Darkside ("remixed" by FontStructor Kummaeno in his Ubangi (2011)), Kallisto (2010), Kallisto Lined (2010), Cyberdelic, Contour, and the very original Stadia Outline family (Stadia is a kitchen tile font).
  • List of all fonts by Rian Hughes, as of 2004: Acton, Ainsdale, Amorpheus, Anytime Now, Bingo, Blackcurrant, Bordello, Bull Roller, Chascarillo, Contour, Cottingley (1992), FF CrashBangWallop, Cyberdelic, Darkside, Data90, Doom Platoon (1996), Elektron, English Grotesque, Flak, Foonky, Freeman, Game Over, Gargoyle, Gran Turismo, Griffin, Haulage, Hounslow, Iconics, FF Identification, Jakita, Jemima, Judgement, FF Knobcheese, Laydeez Nite, Lusta (big family), Mac Dings, Mastertext, Men Swear, Metropol Noir, Motorcity, Mystique, Novak, FF Outlander, Paralucent, Pic Format, Platinum, Quagmire, Range, Reasonist, Register (A and B), Regulator, FF Revolver, FF Rian's Dingbats, Ritafurey, Scrotnig, September, Silesia, Sinclair, Skylab, Slack Casual, Space Cadet, Stadia, Substation, Telecast, Terrazzo, Transmat, Untitled One, Vertex, Westway, Wexford Oakley, Why Two Kay, Zinger.
  • At Veer, in 2005, these Device fonts were published: Gentry, Gridlocker, Valise Montreal, Custard, Box Office (moviemaking letters), Sparrowhawk, Monitor, Moonstone, Miserichordia, Yolanda (a great playful medieval text typeface in three styles: Duchess, Princess, Countess), Gusto, Dauphine, Rogue, Ritafurey, Dynasty, Radiogram, Xenotype, Roadkill (grunge), Payload (stencil family comprising Regular, Outline, Spraycan, Narrow, Narrow Outline, Wide, Wide Outline), Catseye, Electrasonic, Absinthe (psychedelic style), Straker, and Chantal (brush).
  • In 2006, Veer added these: Profumo, Ironbridge, Cheapside, Battery Park (grunge), Forge, Shenzhen Industrial, Hawksmoor (grunge), Coldharbour Gothic, Wormwood Gothic (grunge), Chase (grunge), Diecast, Roadkill Heavy, Tinderbox (fuzzy blackletter), Dazzle (multiline face), Nightclubber (art deco), Klickclack (2005, comic book or cartoon caper typeface), Vanilla (art deco), Wear it's at (grunge), Diecast, Drexler, Box Office (movie icon font).
  • Fonts from 2007: DF Conselheiro (2007, grunge), DF Glitterati (2007), Indy Italic (script), DF Apocrypha (2006, rough outline), DF Quartertone (2007), DF Lagos (2007, rough stencil), DF Pulp Action, DF Reliquary #17 (2006, grunge didone), DF Dukane (2007, octagonal grunge), DF Strand (2007, striped stencil), DF Rocketship from Infinity (2006, futuristic), DF Appointment with Danger (2006), DF Las Perdidas (2006, grunge stencil), DF Kelly Twenty (2007, grunge stencil), DF Heretic, DF Roadkill, DF Ironbridge, DF Forge, DF Shenzhen Industrial, DF Hawksmoor, DF Cheapside, DF Battery Park, DF Saintbride, DF Profumo, DF Coldharbour Gothic, DF Wormwood Gothic, DF Tinderbox, DF Flickclack, DF Vanilla (multiline art deco face), DF Chase, DF Nighclubber (art deco jazz club face), DF Diecast, DF Dazzla, DF Zond Diktat (grunge), DF Yellow Perforated, DF Mulgrave (grunge), DF Ministry B, DF Ministry A (with a hairline weight), DF Gridlocker, DF Gentry, DF Valise Montréal (grunge), DF Custard, DF Box Office, DF Roadkill, DF Payload Wide, DF Payload Narrow, DF Catseye Narrow, DF Catseye, DF Yolanda, DF Xenotype, DF Telstar, DF Straker, DF Sparrowhawk, DF Rogue Serif, DF Rogue Sans Extended, DF Rogue Sans Condensed, DF Rogue Sans, DF Ritafurey B, DF Ritafurey A, DF Radiogram, DF Pitshanger, DF Payload (stencil), DF Outlander Nova, DF Moonstone, DF Monitor, DF Miserichordia, DF Interceptor, DF Gusto, DF Glitterati, DF Galicia (2004), DF Galaxie, DF Electrasonic, DF Dynasty B, DF Dynasty A, DF Drexler, DF Dauphine, DF Chantal, DF Absinthe, DF Register Wide B, DF Register Wide A, DF Register B, DF Register A, DF Quagmire B, DF Cordoba (2007, grunge), Mellotron (2004, stencil), Seabright Monument (2007), Charger (2007, grunge).
  • T-26 releases in 2007: Klickclack, Hawksmoor (grunge), Heretic, Ironbridge (old letter simulation), Battery Park (grunge), Chase (grunge), Cheapside (grunge), Dazzle (multiline art deco), Diecast (grunge), and Forge (grunge).
  • T-26 releases in 2008: Automoto (fat multiline deco face), Straker (organic). Also from 2008: Mission Sinister (grunge), Gonzalez (grunge).
  • FontBros release in 2009: Filmotype Modern. Other Filmotype series fonts include Filmotype Miner (2012), Filmotype Manchester (2012), Filmotype Meredith (2012), Filmotype Marlette (2012), Filmotype Mansfield (2012), Filmotype Power (2012) and Filmotype Major (2012: this is based on a typeface used as the titling font for the popular children's book by Dr. Seuss entitled One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish, 1960). Other 2009 fonts: Degradation (grunge).
  • Creations in 2010: Pod (2010, fat round stencil), Korolev (2010, a 20-style monoline sans family based on communist propaganda from 1937), DF Agent of the Uncanny (2010, brush face), DF Destination Unknown (2010, Kafkaesque brush), DF Maraschino Black (a sleek, sophisticated high-contrast swash capital font).
  • Creations in 2011: DF Capitol Skyline, DF Capitol Skyline Underline and DF Capitol Skyline Capitals (a multi-weight all-caps pair that epitomizes Streamline Moderne), DF Korolev (a 20-weight sans serif family based on lettering by an anonymous Soviet graphic designer who did the propaganda displays at the Communist Red Square parade in 1937. Named in honor of Sergey Pavlovich Korolyov, or Korolev, considered to be the father of practical astronomics). In 2018, Korolev was expanded to Korolev Rounded and Korolev Rough.
  • Typefaces from 2012: Ember (informal script), Kane (based on the Batman logo), Glimmer Glossy, Glimmer Mate, Galleria (avant-garde caps), Clique (flared sans).
  • Typefaces from 2013: Wulf Utility (grungy), Charterhouse (an aggressive black sans), Filmotype Melon (after a 1959 original, this is an offbeat Googie era doo-wop typeface), Filmotype Melody (similar to Melon), Filmotype Mellow (also similar to Melon), Raw (worn wood type), Cadogan (a rhythmic connected script), Whiphand (brush face), Steed (heavy codensed masculine sans inspired by the titles of the Avengers TV show), State Stencil (Clean and Rough: in the style of Futura Black), Korolev Military Stencil (named after Sergei Korolev, father of Soviet astronautics, and based on signs from the Red Army parade of 1932), Armstrong (a 1950s automobile font).
  • Typefaces from 2015: 112 Hours (numerals font).
  • Typefaces from 2016: Typex (an angular yet rounded monospaced typewriter or OCR-style typeface based on the lettering used on Alan Turing's and Tutte's famous code-breaking machine at Bletchley Park, the Bombe, and the subsequent British answer to the German Enigma machine, the Typex), Serenity (a legible sans family).
  • Typefaces from 2017: Pitch (a heavy block sans in chrome and solid variants), Shard (originally commissioned for Nickelodeon's 3D reboot of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles franchise), Championship Inline, Mood (a great liquid deco font), Grange, Grange Rough, Dazzle Unicase, Urbane (sans), Urbane Rounded, Albiona (a modern take on Clarendon; includes Albiona Heavy Stencil), Albiona Soft (a rounded version of Albiona), Pact (a modular geometric font).
  • Typefaces from 2018: Zipline (a great multiline typeface), Argent Sans, Craska (a multiline font), Panther Black, Carilliantine (art nouveau with many interlocking letter pairs), Regulator Nova, Broadside, Bubblegum Pop, Heft (a heavy slab serif), Faction (stencil style), Metaluna (techno, engineering), Magnetron (futuristic), Urbane Rough, Urbane Adscript (a monoline semi-linking sans), Revolver (original from 1992), Albiona Inked (a Clarendon).
  • Other: Customised Foonky Starred, Altoona, DfAncestorITC, DfAttitudesPlain, HotRod (2002).

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Dial N for Ninja

FontStructor who made the LED style futuristic typefaces Galaxsea Starlight Mono (v2, v3) (2012), Galaxsea Darkmatter (2012, +Light, +Normal: a techno stencil family), and dNN's Wedgey Tools (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diederik Corvers
[Ogentroost]

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Dimitar Toshkov Zhekov

Bulgarian designer of the Terminus bitmap fonts, which were later truetypeified, first by Eric Cheng in 2004, and then by Simon Schubert. See the truetype font Terminus Re33 (2006) here.

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Dimitre Lima
[HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)]

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Dimitri Bruni
[Norm]

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Dino dos Santos
[dstype]

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Diogene's monospace list

As posted on abf by Diogene:

  • Arial Monospaced (Monotype)
  • Base Monospace (Emigre)
  • Bitstream Typewriter (Bitstream)
  • Cash Monospace (Elsner&Flake)
  • Courier 10 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • courier 12 Pitch (Monotype)
  • Courier Line Drawn (Monotype)
  • FF Airport (FontFont)
  • FF Burokrat (FontFont)
  • FF Elementa (FontFont)
  • FF Letter Gothic / FF Letter Gothic Italic (FontFont)
  • FF TheSans Mono (FontFont)
  • ITC Avant Garde Monospace (ITC)
  • Letter Gothic (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Letter Gothic 12 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • Matricia (Type-ø-Tones)
  • Monanti (Elsner&Flake)
  • Monkey Mono (Nick Shinn)
  • Monospace 821 (Bitstreams' version of Helvetica Monospaced) Bitstream
  • OCR A (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • OCR B (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Old Typewriter (Apply Design)
  • Orator (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Orator (Bitstream)
  • Prestige 12 Pitch (Bitstream)
  • Prestige Elite (Adobe/Linotype-Library)
  • Sjablony (TakeType)
  • Typewriter (Monotype)
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Displaay
[Martin Vacha]

Displaay is Martin Vacha's typefoundry in Prague set up in 2014. His early fonts were designed during his studies at UMPRUM in Prague. His typefaces:

  • Matter (2016-2017). A sans inspired by Akzidenz-Grotesk (1896, Berthold Type Foundry), Theinhardt (2009, François Rappo), Classic Grotesque (1926, Frank Hinman Pierpont), Neuzeit Grotesk (1928, Wilhelm Pischner), Helvetica (1957, Max Miedinger and Eduard Hoffmann), Unica (Team '77, Lineto), Plain (2013, François Rappo), Futura (1927, Paul Renner) and Avenir (1988, Adrian Frutiger).
  • Hellix (2011). A sans with hipster elements.
  • Natron (2012). A sans and its display companion, Natron Alt.
  • Reckless (2012-2017). A text typeface inspired by Plantin and Times New Roman.
  • Wallop (2013). A sans.
  • Documan (2013). A rounded typeface that is part sans, part slab serif.
  • In 2016, Marek Pistora and Martin Vacha published the technical, almost typewriter, sans typeface BC Sklonar at Briefcase Type: The Sklonar typeface was originally designed exclusively for Zdenek Sklenar's S Gallery's corporate identity, conceived by Studio Najbrt in 2011. Two years later however, the gallery, including several works of art, was destroyed in a gas explosion. During the time of its use, the typeface appeared in promotional materials, in exhibitions, and also in artistic publications. But first and foremost, it excellently complemented the clean gallery space created by architect Josef Pleskot.
  • Roobert (2017). A bespoke typeface for Moogfest 2017 designed together with Anymade Studio.
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Distributed Proofreaders

Creators of DPCustomMono2 (2003), a monospaced font specially designed so that proofreaders make fewer mistakes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DJR Type
[David Jonathan Ross]

DJR Type (Conway, MA, and before that, Deerfield, MA, and before that Los Angeles, CA, and before that, Lowell, MA) stands for David Jonathan Ross Type. Originally from Los Angeles, he was a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he studied information design and typographic tradition. In 2007, he joined Font Bureau as a junior designer and was assisting with custom projects and expanding Font Bureau's retail library. Soon after that, het set up DJR Type. In 2016, DJR Type joined Type Network and pulled all his typefaces from MyFonts. He also runs Font of the Month Club.

In 2018, he was the tenth winner of the Charles Peignot Prize. His typefaces:

  • Manicotti (2010). An ultra reversed-stress Western saloon style typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014. DJR Manicotti won an award at TDC2 2007. For a free lookalike, see Plagiacotti (2009, Saberrider).
  • Lavinia.
  • Climax Text (2006) is a text and display series that was designed for Hampshire's student newspaper.
  • Trilby (2009, Font Bureau). Trilby is based on a 19th century French Clarendon of wood type fame.
  • Condor (2010, Font Bureau). This is a 60-style art deco family.
  • Turnip (2012) is an angular and manly text face, also published at Font Bureau.
  • In 2013, Ross revived Nebiolo's Forma for the redesign of Hong Kong Tatler, a fashion mag, supervised and commissioned by Roger Black, who was then based in Hong Kong. Read about the whole process in this piece by Indra Kupferschmid. Page specially dedicated to DJR Forma.
  • Bungee (2013, Google Fonts) won an award at TDC 2014. This homeless typeface, which comes in Regular, Hairline, Inline, Outline and Shade versions, is free: Bungee is a font family that celebrates urban signage. It wrangles the Latin alphabet to work vertically as well as horizontally.
  • In 2014, David Jonathan Ross created the formidable 168-style programming font family Input (Font Bureau). Input is free for private use. It won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014 and in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • Gimlet (2016). A 112-style Opentype family loosely based on Georg Trump's 1938 typeface, Schadow, and advertized as funky and functional. Ross writes: Gimlet is half Schadow, half imagination, and nothing else. And like its namesake beverage, Gimlet is a a little tart, a little sweet, and can really pack a punch.
  • Fern Micro (2014, Font Bureau). A Venetian typeface designed for screen.
  • Output Sans.
  • Fit (2017, by David Jonathan Ross and Maria Doreuli). A tall black display family that runs from ultra-compressed to very wide. It screams Use me for the Oscars! Fit was first developed as a variable font. It won an award at Granshan 2017.
  • DJR Lab, or Lab Variable (2017), is a free pixelish variable font.
  • Under miscellaneous, we find an untitled French Clarendon and an untitled semi-serif.
  • Font of the Month Club fonts from 2017: Nickel, Roslindale (Roslindale is a text and display serif that takes its inspiration from De Vinne, a Victorian oldstyle typeface named for the nineteenth century printer and attributed to Gustav Schroeder and Nicholas Werner of the Central Type Foundry), Zenith (blackboard bold), Crayonette, Bild (a compressed headline font), Pappardelle (spaghetti Western style), Roslindale Text, Klooster.
  • Font of the Month Club fonts from 2018: Extraordinaire, Rhody, Output Sans Hairlines, Rumpus Extended, Roslindale Light, Merit Badge (a variable color font).
  • A tech type virtuoso, he charmed me with his art deco variable font Extraordinaire (2018) that was influenced by the diamond-shaped forms found in the center of the city of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw and at ATypI 2017 in Montreal. Klingspor link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Doc Iacobus
[Dociacobus]

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Dociacobus
[Doc Iacobus]

FontStructor who made the grotesk typefaces CanPicafort (2011), canPicafort Mono (2011) and Mono Grossa (2011), and the high-contrast headline typeface Microfont (2011). Farrutx (2011) is a hairline architectural-look face. Ternelles (2011) is a great monoline sans typeface with tall ascenders. Kares (2011) is a scanbat fontstruction (---how did he do that???---) with typefaces of Beethoven, Che Guevara, Dalai Lama, Einstein, Grouxo Marx, Hepburn, Jordan, Grace Kelly, Lennon, Mahatma Gandhi, Norma Jean Baker (Marilyn), Steve Jobs, Therese of Calcutta, William "Bill" Gates, Hugh Laurie (House), Elvis Presley, Maria Sklodowska (Mme Curie) and Will Smith. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dogu Kaya
[BNF Type Foundry]

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Domen Fras
[Aparat]

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Domenico Catapano

Italian designer from Naples of Leftist Mono Sans and Serif (2005) and Twentytwelve Slab (2012).

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Donald E. Knuth
[Computer Modern fonts]

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DR Foundry
[Daniel Reed]

Everything he touches turns to gold. Sheffield, UK-based creator of these typefaces:

  • 2012: Paper Cut (a geometric typeface).
  • 2015: Plate Mono (a monospaced all caps stencil typeface), Ivory (2015, a rounded octagonal titling sans).
  • 2016: Sidekick (an all caps typeface for children), Incido (a straight-edged typeface family),
  • 2017: Analog (a fantastic techno stencil typeface), Plunk (a funky typeface inspired by early jazz posters), Raymond (a warm bold display serif), Kong.
  • 2018: DR Bulk (want fat yet 2018-style fashionable?).
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Dratsum

DR Hyperspace-31629-5000 (2011, FontStruct) is an all caps monospaced octagonal typeface that was influenced by fonts seen in vintage vector video games such as Asteroids, Tempest, Star Wars and Battlezone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Droid font collection
[Steve Matteson]

A font family designed in 2006-2007 by Steve Matteson (Ascender Corporation) for Google's Android project, mobile phone software for handsets. From Ascender's technobabble announcement: The Droid family of fonts consists of Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif. Each contains extensive character set coverage including Western Europe, Eastern/Central Europe, Baltic, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish support. The Droid Sans regular font also includes support for Simplified and Traditional Chinese, Japanese and Korean support for the GB2312, Big 5, JIS 0208 and KSC 5601 character sets respectively. At a presentation in Montreal, Steve said that the Droid project was the project he enjoyed best---in his entire life. He was particularly impressed by the enthusiasm of the Google team.

For Arabic, we have Droid Arabic Naskh and Droid Arabic Kufi (2010) by Pascal Zoghbi, both downloadable from OFL.

Download the truetype versions here: Droid-Sans-Bold, Droid-Sans, Droid-Sans-Fallback, Droid-Sans-Mono, Droid-Serif-Bold, Droid-Serif-Bold-Italic, Droid-Serif-Italic, Droid-Serif.

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dstype
[Dino dos Santos]

Established in 1994, dstype used to offer free fonts but has gone commercial now. It is run by Dino dos Santos (b. 1971, Oporto) from Oporto, Portugal. He graduated in Graphic Design at ESAD, Matosinhos. He received a Masters degree in Multimedia Arts at FBAUP, Porto. MyFonts place. In 2006 he won the Creative Review Type Design Competition in the Revival/Extension Family. At ATypI 2006 in Lisbon, he spoke about Portuguese lettering since 1700. Interview in 2007. Klingspor link. Author of A Letra Portuguesa, a book about Portuguese calligraphy. Dino created these typefaces:

  • Access (1997).
  • Acta, Acta Display and Acta Poster (2011, +Poster swashes). A didone fashion mag family. First designed for Chilean newspaper La Tercera in 2010, DSType's Acta family is a clean information design type system. It includes Acta Symbols, an extensive dingbat family.
  • Acto (2012). Acto is a type system designed as the sans serif counterpart of the previous released Acta. Both type families were designed in 2010 for the redesign of the Chilean newspaper La Tercera.
  • Andrade Pro (a modern) and Andrade Script Pro: based on the calligraphy of Andrade de Figueiredo, ca. 1722.
  • Anubis (2003): a unicase face.
  • Aparo (2013). A plumpish elegant high-contrast script face.
  • Apud and Apud Display (2010): a high-contrast serif family.
  • Aquila (2004).
  • Ardina (2016). Done with Pedro Leal, this text typeface family has three optical sizes.
  • Boldina (2004). A fat informal poster family with 18 weights and styles.
  • Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal). This is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.
  • A type system from 2014: Breve News, Breve Display, Breve Slab Title, Breve Sans Title, Breve Title, Breve Slab Text, Breve Sans Text, Breve Text. The Breve system includes modern design elements in the skeleton and ball terminals, transional elements, almost wedge-serifs in the serifed styles. As with most of dos Santos's typefaces, even the sans and slab styles exhibit Latin warmth and exuberance.
  • Capsa (2008): a family that was inspired by, but is not a revival of the Claude Lamesle types Gros Romain Ordinaire and Saint Augustin Gros Oeil.
  • Ception (2001): a futuristic sans family.
  • Cimo (2017). A distinguished condensed sans.
  • Cultura, and its improved version Cultura New (2013), a text book typeface family.
  • Decline (1996).
  • Dione (2003): a sans; redone in 2009 as Dobra at TypeTrust. See also Dobra Slab (2009).
  • Esta (2004-2005): extensive (transitional) text and newsprint family.
  • Estilo (2005): a gorgeous and simple art deco-ish geometric headline face. This was accompanied by Estilo Script (2006), Estilo Text (2007, a 6-style rounded sans family), and later, Estilo Pro (2010, +Hairline).
  • Ezzo: a sans family.
  • Factor (1997).
  • Finura (2009): this typeface has hints of University Roman.
  • Firme (2014). A geometric sans for corporate use.
  • Fragma (2003): squarish techno family.
  • Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed in 2012 together with Pedro Leal at DS Type.
  • Glosa (2008): Glosa is a meaty multi-style didone family. Glosa Text and Glosa Headline all followed a bit later in 2008, and Glosa Display in 2009.
  • Hades (2012). A yummy and free blackletter typeface.
  • Hypergrid (2002): octagonal.
  • Ines (2015). A classic 7-style text typeface.
  • Isento and Isento Slab (2017). Bothe loosely based on ATF's Times Gothic.
  • Quase (2017). Loosely based on William Caslon's Specimen of Printing Types (1785). With a larger-than-Caslon x-height and reduced descenders, it comes in Display, Text, Headline and Poster substyles.
  • Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal published Jules in the summer of 2015---a fat fashion mag didone 45-style family inspired by several plates from Portuguese calligrapher Antonio Jacintho de Araujo; it comes in Big, Colossal and Epic. They followed up in 2017 with Jules Text.
  • Kartago (2005): based on Roman inscriptions from Cartago.
  • Keiss (2017). A Scotch roman with a lot of contrast.
  • Large (1999) and Large Pro (2006).
  • Leitura, Leitura Headline, Leitura News, Leitura Sans, Leitura Symbols, Leitura Display (2007): the 31 styles were all made in 2007.
  • Logica (2016). A classical text typeface.
  • Maga (2012). A text family.
  • Methodo (2005): calligraphic penman typefaces.
  • Missiva (2004).
  • Monox and Monox Serif (1998-2000): a monospaced family.
  • Ni Sans, Ni Slab, Ni Serif (2018).
  • Musee (2006): a transitional family with ornaments and borders.
  • Nerva (2004). A subdued Trajan typeface with flaring.
  • Nyte (2012). A serifed text family.
  • Otite (1995).
  • Outside (1996): grunge.
  • Plexes (2003). See also Plexes Pro (2006).
  • Pluma (2005): a series of three exquisite calligraphic flowing scripts called PlumaPrimeyra, PlumaSegunda and PlumaTerceyra). Inspired by the typographic work of Manuel de Andrade de Figueiredo that was published in 1722: "Nova Escola para Aprender a Ler, Escrever e Contar, offerecida a Augusta Magestade do Senhor Dom Jao V, Rey de Portugal".
  • Poesis (1999).
  • Prelo (2008): A sans family for magazines, it has styles that include Hairline, Hairline Italic, Extra Light, Extra Light Italic, Light, Light Italic, Book, Book Italic, Medium, Medium Italic, Semi Bold, Semi Bold Italic, Bold, Bold Italic, Extra Bold, Extra Bold Italic, Black, Black Italic, Slab and Prelo Condensed.
  • Priva Pro (2006): a sans family that includes Greek and Cyrillic).
  • Prumo (2011-2012). A 92-font family originally created for the redesign of the Argentinian newspaper La Nacion. Released to the public in 2013, it covers low and high contrasts, and has slab serif styles as well as Scotch Roman styles. So, it is more a type system or type collection than one single typeface: Prumo Banner, Prumo Deck, Prumo Display, Prumo Poster, Prumo Slab, Prumo Text.
  • Quadricula (1998).
  • Quaestor and Quaestor Sans (2004). Roman inscriptional typefaces.
  • Resea (2004) and Resea Consensed: Bank Gothic style typefaces.
  • Solido (2012) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts. Codesigned with Pedro Leal.
  • Synuosa (1999): an experimental typeface showing only the top half of the characters.
  • Tecla (2018). After Printype, a typeface developed in the early twentieth century for the Oliver Typewriter.
  • Terminal (1996).
  • Titan and Titan Text (2003).
  • User (2012), User Upright (2012), and User Stencil (2012). Monospace type families.
  • Velino (2010): an extensive family including Velino Text, Velino, Velino Condensed, Velino Compressed, Velino Poster, Velino Sans, Velino Sans Condensed, Velino Display (+Compressed Display, +Condensed Display). This didone superfamily is sure to win a ton of awards.
  • Ventura (2007): based on the calligraphy of Portuguese calligrapher Joaquim José Ventura da Silva, ca. 1802, who wrote Regras methodicas para se aprender a escrever os caracteres das letras Ingleza, Portugueza, Aldina, Romana, Gotica-Italica e Gotica-Germanica in 1820. It had a "Portuguese Script". Do not confuse Ventura with Dieter Steffmann's font by the same name made many years earlier. Ventura won an award at TDC2 2008).
  • Viska (2015, by Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal) is designed for small print.
  • Volupia (2005): a connected advertising face.

DS Type also has typefaces by other type designers, such as Pedro Leal. They worked with leading companies, world scale events and well-known design agencies including: Appetite, Banco CTT, Banco Economico, BBDO, CondéNast, CTT Correios de Portugal, Electronic Arts, Errea Communicacion, Erste Bank, ESPN, Expo 2020 Dubai, Fifa World Cup 2018 Russia (the Ducha typeface), Garcia Media, Gatorade, Gruner + Jahr, Hearst, Innovation, King Games, McCann-Erickson, Meredith, Palmer Watson, Pentagram, Sagres, Starbucks, The New York Times (the Nyre typeface), Vox Media and Wolff Olins.

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Duncan Keith

Free original fonts by Duncan Keith: CalcQE (calculator buttons), Gretton, Speculum (an octagonal monospaced font, 1999), Speculum Outline. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dunwich Type Founders
[James Walker Puckett]

Dunwich Type Founders (or: DTF) in New York City run by James Walker Puckett (b. 1978, Virginia), who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Blog. Behance link. Fontspring link. Type Library. Typefaces:

  • Armitage (2010). A grotesque sans family.
  • The squarish signpainting family Downturn (2009).
  • He is working on a (nice!) revival of Fry's Baskerville, which is based on a scan of types cut in 1768 by Isaac Moore.
  • Lorimer (2011) is a gothic sans serif that was inspired by 19th century inscriptions in the yard of New York's St. Mark's Church. Some weights are free. In 2011, this was followed by Lorimer No. 2 and Lorimer No. 2 Condensed. In 2012, there was an announcement that Lorimer was no longer being distributed. But that was contradicted in 2015, when James placed Lorimer No. 2 Stencil (2011) at the Dafont site for free download.
  • New Constructivist Beta (2007).
  • Recovery (2008, TypeTrust). The grunge version of Recovery is Black Monday (2009, with Silas Dilworth): it has several glyphs for randomization.
  • The 1829 specimen book of Alonzo W. Kinsley's Franklin Letter Foundry led James Puckett to develop the splendid ornamental didone fat face Sybarite (2011), which comes in many optical weights.
  • The friendly superelliptical black poster typeface Gigalypse (2012).
  • Becker Gothics (2013). A revival of five typefaces from Ornamental Penmanship (1854, George Becker): Egyptian, Egyptian Rounded, Stencil, Tuscan and Concave. All have Western and wood type influences.
  • Ironstrike and Ironstrike Stencil (2014). Ironstrike pays homage to industrial and constructivist lettering.
  • Rhodium Libre (2015, free at Google Fonts), designed for use on screens at small sizes and the Latin and Devanagari scripts. Historical models for Rhodium's design are Fortune (aka Volta; by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum) and Rex (by Intertype).
  • Padyakke (2015) is a libre Kannada font.
  • Antarctican (2017, Dunwich Type Founders): Antarctican hybridizes ruler and compass geometry and American wood type. Some styles are monospaced.
  • Barteldes (2018). A fashion mag typeface family.

Creative Market link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dutchfonts.com
[Ko Sliggers]

Ko Sliggers, b. 1952, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, was a young designer at Studio Dumbar. After that, he became a professional cook in Rotterdam, Italy and France, switched back from food to design, producing challenging visuals at Studio Anthon Beeke and, in 2002, set up a one-man studio in Lalleweer, in the province of Groningen, called Dutchfonts. He was trained by Chris Brand at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ko created these commercial typefaces: DF Tapa (2007, irregular hand), Camino (2006, an austere sans), Ko (1997, six stencil styles), Etalage (2000), Arienne (2000), Staple Mono (monowidth typewriter family), Staple Txt (2005), Pommes (based on type cut out of potatoes; 8 styles), Daantje (dog dingbats) and Ko (1997, rough stencil). His own web site. MyFonts page, where you can buy DF-Arienne, DF-Etalage, DF-Ko, DF-Pommes (2005, potato cut typeface family), DF-Staple Mono, DF-Tapa (2007, grunge), DF-Mercat (2007, dingbats inspired by Barcelona's Ramblas), DF-Pigtail (2008, seventies-style script family), DF-Zzzz (2009), DF Camino (2009, a sans that is modeled on traffic sign sans typefaces), DF Stromboli (2010: It was written with a coffee spoon, acting like a broad pen, in the ashes of the Stromboli volcano right on top of a scanner. ), DF DejaVuPro (2010, an amalgam of sans typefaces), DF Game Over (2011, sketched face), DF Scheurze (2012, a great fat rough stencil face).

Typefaces from 2013: DF Riga (grungy pixel face), DF Abit (another grungy pixel face), DF Dudok (a grungy pixel face).

Typefaces from 2015: DF Charlie Go (free typeface designed immediately after the Charlie Hebdo attack in Paris), DF Park (experimental font started in 2013, originally made to dress up the facades of a food exhibition).

Dafont link. Klingspor link.

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DX4WIN Software

Fonts with slashed zeros: K9YY_B1, K9YY_B2, K9YY_B3, K9YY_C1, K9YY_C2, K9YY_C3. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eben Sorkin
[Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes)]

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EBS Design

EBS Design is located in Taipei, Taiwan. Their monospaced typeface Earlybirds (2012) was designed on a grid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edd Harrington
[Colophon Foundry]

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ekips.com

A 5.6MB file with fixed width fonts: Bitwise-Alpha, ElroNet-Monospace (Hebrew monospaced font by Shmuel Guttman, 1994), Larabiefont, Monofonto, MS-Mincho, Ocelot-Monowidth, VTCorona, CourierNewPSMT, ChromosomeHeavy, CourierNewPSMT, CourierNewPS-BoldMT, CourierNewPS-BoldItalicMT, CourierNewPS-ItalicMT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elementalist

FontStructor who made Mandrill (2012), Denial (2011, an attempt to put D'Nealian script into a monospace font), TCO Denial (2011), Low Rider (2011), Monkey (2011, monospaced), Beast-Queen Echidna (2011, a font for a techno metal band), Star Wreck Intergalactic (2010), Unbranded Renranded (2009), and Miniature Monocle (2009, pixel face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elia Salvisberg

Luzern, Switzerland-based designer of the straight-edged monospaced Mexican-themed typeface Mixcoatl Mono (2016, FontForum URW++). This typeface was developed as a part of a course at the Lucerne School of Design and Art in 2016. Based on the book The Empire of the Inca, Mixcoatl Mono is inspired by the graphic language of the South American Empire of the Incas. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Elsner&Flake

German type foundry in Hamburg established in 1986 by Veronika Elsner and Günther Flake. They offer original fonts as well as improved versions of classical fonts. There are many non-Latin fonts as well. In-house designers include Jessica Hoppe (Carpediem), Verena Gerlach (Aranea), Petra Beisse (Petras Script), Uwe Melichar, Manuela Frahm (Fritz Dittert), Ralf Borowiak, Lisa von Paczkowski, and Achaz Reuss.

Additions in 2005 include the dingbat typefaces Beautilities EF Alpha, Ornamental Rules EF, Diavolo Rules EF, Squares EF (Alpha, Beta and Gamma), Topographicals EF Alpha, Typoflorals EF Alpha, Typographicals EF Alpha, Typomix EF Alpha, Typosigns EF Alpha, Typospecs EF Alpha and Beta (which have several fists), Typostuff EF Alpha, Diavolo EF, Schablone EF, Gigant EF, Maloni EF, OCRA EF, EF Unovis (a 16-weight family inspired by Quadrat).

In the hand-printed category, let us mention Filzerhand.

Their blackletter collection includes some bastardas (Alte Schwabacher, Lucida Blackletter), some frakturs (Fraktur, Fette Fraktur EF, Justus Fraktur, NeueLutherscheFraktur, Walbaum-Fraktur), some rotundas (Weiss-Rundgotisch), and some texturas (Gotisch, Old English).

Commissioned fonts include Castrol Sans (2007).

Selected additional typefaces: Garamond Rough Pro (2018), Bluset Now Mono (2018), Newspoint (2017, based on Morris Fuller Benton's News Gothic), Meier Kapitalis (2013, a lapidary typeface based on a 1994 sketch by Hans Eduard Meier in his book Die Schriftentwicklung), Gillies Gothic EF (after William S. Gillies's 1935 original), EF Medieva, Bank Sans Caps EF, Metropolitain (1985) (after a 1905 art nouveau typeface by Fonderie Berthier).

Fonts4ever link (2008). Listing at Fontworks. Future events schedule. New fonts.

List of their fonts.

Catalog of their typefaces [large web page warning]. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Elvire Volk Leonovitch

French designer of Younion FY (2012, a monoline display sans serif typeface done with Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran). This typeface was published at Fontyou. Younion One FY is free at Dafont.

Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone co-designed by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou.

MyFonts link for Fontyou.

Designer at Hubert & Fischer in 2014 of Rubik One and Rubik Mono One, freely downloadable from Google Web Fonts. These slightly rounded heavyweight fonts were designed under the art direction of Hubert & Fischer. They were originally created for the branding of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City.

In 2016, she created Meroweg, a font for monetary inscriptions. She also revived a Pierre-Simon Fournier typeface called Lilliputien, which is intended to be used at 5pt size. For the Musée de la Toile de Jouy, she created a didone stencil typeface. Finally, for the identity of IMEC (l'Institut Mémoire de l'Édition Contemporaine) she designed a sturdy typeface. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Elwin Berlips
[FontMeister]

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Emil Kozole

Emil Kozole (Ljubljana, Slovenia) studied communication design at Central Saint Martins London. His type foundry is called Ljudje. Emil created the slab serif typeface Sarajevo (2012), Icons Night Out (2012), the artsy art deco typeface Typometry (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and the information design typeface family Signalia (2012). Free download.

Attitude (2013) is a 7-style semi-alchemic typeface family. Random (2014) is a large and very pretty ransom note family. In Project Seen (2014), he provides three free typefaces, See Underline, Seen Strikethrough, and Seen Blackout, that make use of Opentype tables to automatically censor words the NSA is looking for in text monitoring programs according to an NSA Prism database of terms originally leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013.

In 2015, he designed the monospaced typewriter typeface Resolution at The Designers Foundry.

Ten Dollar Fonts link. Cargocollective link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Rigaud
[A Is For (was: Aisforapple)]

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Emilio Macchia

Italian designer of the fat display typeface Prendotempo (2007). He has addresses in Ravenna and Rotterdam. He co-designed the monospaced typewriter typeface Lekton at ISIA Urbino with Luciano Perondi aka Molotro, Marco Tortoioli Ricci aka BCPT, Michela Povoleri, Stefano Faoro, Elena Papassissa, Giulia Sagramola, Erica Preli, Mige Yilmaz, Luna Castroni, Caterina Giuliani, Veronika Bannert, Laura Fuligna, Caterina Carli, Tobias Seemiller. Google Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emraan Mayow

Graduate of Birmingham Metropolitan College. Birmingham, UK-based designer of Kronen (a free monospaced typeface family), Bolde (2013), a sans titling face. The octagonal hipster typeface Ontwerp (2013) was a school project at Birmingham Metropolitan College. Emraan also designed the hairline sans caps typeface Ava (2013, avant-garde) and Sanotra (2013, an alchemic / hispter typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enclo

Designer of the rounded squarish monospace sans typeface High4 (2016, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrico Baldetti

Italian designer (b. Rome, 1973) who studied Industrial Design and Visual Communication at Rome University. He works sometimes in Paris. For the magazine 2A+P, he created the monospaced font 2A+P (2000) which evokes robots and synthesized voices. Mènil (1999) is a fluid informal sans family. He also made Jollymusic. Solid Script and Streetfont were made in 2004 for the French mag Worldsigns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Envy Technologies Ltd
[Damien Guard]

Damien Guard (Envy Technologies Ltd) resides in the parish of St. Peter Port, capital of an island called Guernsey that sits just off the coast of France in the English Channel. He created the screen font families Envy Code A, Envy Code R and Envy Code B (2006). FON and/or truetype formats. See also here. Typedia link.

He used iFontMaker to draw the fat typeface Damien Typewriter (2011) and Damien Vertical (2011).

FontStructor of Curvature (2008-2011), Atari ST (2011), Amstrad CPC (2011), Lickable 5 (2011), Magic 5 (2008), Magic 5 Bold (2008), Subpixel5 (2011), Tiny (2008). Most of these are screen or pixel fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enzos

Clean architectural fonts: ISOCT and ISOCP (Autodesk, 1997), Text (Autodesk, 1997), StylusBT, and a few others. In truetype. More fonts here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eralp Gullep

Eralp Gullep designed PWThaiMonospacedEG. Windows TTF. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Djengué

Montreal-based French designer in 2014 of the free fonts Crack, Slurp (wide and monospaced), KC Regular (octagonal), Wigz and Ligne.

Behance link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Olson
[Process Type Foundry]

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Eric Shao-yu Cheng

Schubert created improved versions of Eric Cheng's Terminus truetype fonts from 2004. Eric's fonts in turn are based on Terminus, a monospaced bitmap font by Dimitar Zhekov. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Adigard
[M-A-D]

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Erik Bertell
[Erik Jarl Bertell]

Helsinki, Finland-based Erik Bertell graduated from Lahti Institute of Design. His fonts include Neon, Mama and Mama Round. Born in Helsinki in 1980, Erik was at first a type designer for Fenotype, which was founded by his brother Emil Bertell. He holds an MA in graphic design from aalto University in Helsinki. Around 2012, he set up his own foundry, simply called Erik Bertell.

Erik's fonts EB Base Mono (2009, monospaced), EB Futuretro (2002, bilined art deco techno face), EB Neon (2002), EB Boogie Monster (2002, multiline prismatic op art family), EB Vintage Future and EB Humboldt (2002, ultra fat).

EB Martin (2010) is, in his own words, a post modern take on several traditional blackletter types. EB Bellissimo Display (2010) is a rounded monoline geometric sans typeface family. EB Jessica (2011) is part typewriter, part cemetery.

Typefaces from 2013: Steamer (which he calls a grimy grotesque), EB Vintage Future, EB Martin (blackletter), EB Jessica Condensed Book.

Moomin (2015) is a custom typeface designed for the Moomin brand. It is based the type used in the early comic strips by Tove Jansson, the author and creator of the Moomins. Cavalier (2016) is an avant-garde sans in the style of the 1970s.

Typefaces from 2018: Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell). Link to Bond Creative Agency. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Erik Jarl Bertell
[Erik Bertell]

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Erik Spiekermann

German type designer and graphic designer par excellence, born in 1947 in Stadthagen. He set up MetaDesign in Berlin in 1979. In 1988 he set up FontShop, home of the FontFont collection. He holds an honorary professorship at the Academy of Arts in Bremen, is board member of ATypI and the German Design Council, and president of the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers). In July 2000, Erik left MetaDesign Berlin. He now lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco, designing publications, complex design systems and more typefaces. He collaborated on the publication of the comprehensive FontBook. Author of Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition) (Adobe Press, Second Edition, 2002, First Edition, 1993). He taught typography at the Art Academy in Bremen, and is guest-lecturer at several schools around the world.

In October 2003, he received the third Gerrit Noordzij Prize, which is given every other year to a designer who has played an important role in the field of type design and typography. It is an initiative of the postgraduate course in Type&Media at the Hague Royal Academy of Art with the Meermanno Museum (The Hague).

His essay on information design.

Biography. Bio at Linotype. Laudatio by John Walters of Eye Magazine. Blog.

Presentation at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. Presentation at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. Interviewed in 2006 by Rob Forbes. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.

He made the following typefaces and type families:

  • Lo-Type (1913, Louis Oppenheim) was digitally adapted by Spiekermann for Berthold in 1979-1980. BERTLib sells it as Adlon Serif ST.
  • PT 55 (1986), the precursor of FF Meta.
  • Berthold Block
  • Berliner Grotesk (1979-1980, Berthold): based on an old Berthold AG typeface from 1923.
  • FF Govan (2001, by Ole Schaefer and Erik Spiekermann).
  • The huge families FF Meta1, FF Meta2, FF Meta3 (2003), FF Meta Condensed (1998) and FFMetaCorrespondence. The FF Meta families (1985) were originally designed for Bundespost, which did not use it--it stayed with Helvetica for a while and now uses Frutiger. Meta comes with CE, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish sets as well. Weights like Meta Light (Thin, Hairline) Greek are available too. Spiekermann is a bit upset that Linotype's Textra (2002, a typeface by Jochen Schuss and Jörg Herz) looks like a cloned of Meta. FF Meta Condensed won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
  • Meta Serif (2007) by Christian Schwartz, Kris Sowersby and Erik Spiekermann. Later extensions by Ralph du Carrois and Botio Nikoltchev.
  • ITC Officina in versions Sans Book (1989-1990) and Serif Book (1989-1990).
  • Boehringer Sans and Antiqua (1996): custom types.
  • Grid, which appeared in FUSE 3.
  • Codesigner with Ole Schaefer (FontShop, 2000) of FF InfoDisplay and FF InfoText in 1997 and of FF InfoOffice in 2000.
  • NokiaSans and NokiaSerif (2002, company identity family). This was in cooperation with Jelle Bosma. Before Nokia Sans and Serif, Nokia used Rotis. Nokia Sans and Serif were replaced by Nokia Pure (Bruno Maag) in 2011.
  • Glasgow Type (1999), for the city of Glasgow, taking inspiration from the Rennie Macintosh types.
  • Heidelberg Gothic (1999).
  • Symantec Sans and Serif (2003): custom types.
  • FF Unit (2003-2004; see also here), another sans family, which won an award at TDC2 2004. This was followed by FF Unit Rounded. And FF Unit Rounded started according to Erik as Gravis, the largest Apple dealer in Germany. FF Unit Slab (2009) is the product of a cooperation between Kris Sowersby, Christian Schwartz, and Erik Spiekermann.
  • ITC Officina Display (2001).
  • FF Meta Thin Light and Hairline (2003) and FF Meta Headline (2005).
  • Bosch Sans and Bosch Serif (2004).
  • The SeatMeta family (2003) for Seat.
  • DB Type in six styles (Serif, Sans, Head, Condensed, Compressed, News): designed in 2005 in collaboration with Christian Schwartz for the Deutsche Bahn (train system in Germany). Some typohiles say that it reminds them of Bell Gothic and Vesta.
  • A Volkswagen company family based on a correction of Futura.
  • The DWR House Numbers Series (2006): four fonts with numerals for house numbers: Contemporary House Numbers, Tech House Numbers, Classic House Numbers (based on Bodoni), Industrial House Numbers (stencil). DWR stands for Design Within Reach.
  • Tech (2008, FontStruct), a rounded squarish headline face.
  • Axel (2009): developed jointly with Erik van Blokland and Ralph du Carrois, it is a system font with these features:
    • Similar letters and numbers are clearly distinguishable (l, i, I, 1, 7; 0, O; e, c #).
    • Increased contrast between regular and bold.
    • High legibility on the monitor via Clear Type support.
    • Seems to outperform Courier New, Verdana, Lucida Sans, Georgia, Arial and Calibri, according to their tests (although I would rank Calibri at or above Axel for many criteria).
  • In 2012-2013, Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann co-designed Fira Sans and Fira Mono for Firefox / Mozilla. This typeface is free for everyone. Google Web Font link. Open Font Library link. It is specially designed for small screens, and seems to do a good job at that. I am not a particular fan of a g with an aerodynamic wing and the bipolar l of Fira Mono, though. Mozilla download page. CTAN link. Google Web Fonts download page. Google web Fonts published Fira Sans Condensed (2012-2016) and Fira Sans Extra Condensed in 2017.
  • In 2013-204, Erik created HWT Artz, a wood type published in digital form by P22, which is based on early 20th century European poster lettering. Named after Dave Artz, a Hamilton Manufacturing retiree and master type trimmer, the proceeds of the sales will go to the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.
  • n 2015, Fontfont published FF Real, in 13 weights each for FF Real Text and FF Real Head. This typeface family by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph Olivier du Carrois is influenced by the German grotesques from ca. 1900 by foundries such as Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG.

Picture of Eric Spiekermann shot by Chris Lozos at Typo SF in 2012.

FontShop link.

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Erwin Koch

Type designer who worked for Rudolf Hell. His typefaces:

  • Angro (1989). A straightforward sans-serif family.
  • Dalcora (1989). A black italic display typeface made in 1989 at Hell.
  • Monanti (1989). A monospaced Courier style typeface.
  • Monti and Monti Semi Bold (1989). Done for R. Hell.

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ETH Productions

Fontstructor who made Dot Serif (2012), fs Gold (2012, kitchen tile face) and Kidnapper (2012, dot matrix face).

In 2013, he added fs Slyte, fs Kingsletter (blackletter), fs Gardenia, fs Accordion, fs Badminton (+Mono), fs Lollipop Script, fs Monopixel (Serif, Regular), fs Sphinx, fs Quotable, fs Recalibur, fs Informe 04, FS Typewriter (a huge font that covers Latin and Cyrillic), FS Uno (monospaced), Menora, Excalibur, Cirplex (a circular font), 5x5 Monopixel, Medievia, fs Tahoma 8px, Standard Serif, Zapphire Round (kitchen tile face), fs Smilies, fs Gridded (+lc), fs Midnight Gambler, fs Semiserif Mono, fs Almostencil, fs Glass (textured face), fs Will I Am Not, fs Magnifique (a connected script), fs Karmina, fs Kursiv, fs Handwritten, fs Markitaraz, fs Neon, fs Himali (a connect-the-dots typeface), fs Fontstruct, fs Phille (kitchen tile font), fs Phoneta, fs Curves, fs Wizdom, fs Handwritten, fs Sly Small, fs Quark, Williomnot, fs Sanstruct, fs Direction (arrowed letters).

Typefaces from 2014: FS Score 3D, FS Vincent, FS Vandyx, FS Wizdom, FS Dot Serif, FS Handwritten, FS Lost (a labyrinthine font for Latin and Cyrillic that won an award in the 2014 FontStruct InLine Font Competition). Other typefaces from 2014 include FS Cookie, FS Cookie Clean, FS Pentagale, FS Gardenia, FS Monopixel Regular, FS Shattern (glaz krak face), FS Zeblin, FS Intrepid (labyrinthine).

Typefaces from 2015: FS Pentagale (a marker pen font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Aubert-Bonn

Étienne is a graduate of the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal. Cofounder in 2011 of Coppers & Brasses in Montreal, together with Alexandre Saumier Demers. He studied at Type@Cooper in New York and at KABK in Den Haag, The Nethelands (class of 2013). He also teaches type design at UQAM in Montreal.

In 2012, he designed the signage typeface Sardine and the blackletter typeface Freitt. Together with Alexandre, he created Martha (a monospaced slabby grotesque), still in 2012. At The Cooper Union, he created Barapa (2012). His fonts at Coppers Brasses:

  • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
  • Canal (2015). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
  • Energir (2017). A corporate stencil typeface for Gaz Metro, now called Energir.
  • Ilisarniq (2018). Designed for the Kativik School Board---the only school board of Nunavik. The education programs developed by the school board are offered in all schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. The school board operates 17 primary and secondary schools as well as 5 adult education centers all over Nunavik. The goal was to create a modern and clean looking typeface that incorporates both the Latin alphabet and the Inuktitut Syllabics characters. The typeface family has been developed with the help of the board and the community to make sure its readability was optimal. The design has also been optimized to make sure that the color of text was similar between the two scripts. The typeface is available for free at Coppers and Brasses.
  • With My-Lan, Etienne co-designed Mammouth (2017). Mammouth is a gala on Tele Quebec where teenagers can vote for the people, events, and causes that influenced them the most during the year. This commissioned typeface family contains a heavy and an ultra-fat style.
  • Codesigner, with My-Lan Thuong of Maple Leafs (2017), a fast and aggressive typeface commissioned for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a display face to use along with their existing typefaces.
  • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
  • Klaus (2014). Developed for personal web and paper work.
  • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
  • Nurraq (2013). In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface is called Nurraq. He explains this Latin/ Inuktitut typeface: Nurraq is a multi-script typeface system that matches a Latin serif text typeface with a Canadian aboriginal syllabics character set for the Inuktitut language. The very different nature and origin of these two scripts creates an interesting context for both typefaces to share influences coming from each other's tradition, and, by doing so, bridging the gap that usually separates these two forms of writing. Nurraq won an award in the Morisawa 2014 type competition.
  • Compass (2013). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
  • MLS Soccer (2012). A hand-crafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.
  • Triade (2016). A heavy titling or display typeface with tons of personality.
  • Hochelaga (2012-2017). In cooperation with Feed Type. An all caps sans inspired by old street signs in Montreal.
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Europa Type
[Fabian Leuenberger]

Fabian Leuenberger's foundry is called Europa Type. It is located in Zurich and London. Their typefaces include:

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Evertype (was: Everson Typography)
[Michael Everson]

Michael Everson's (b. Norristown, PA, 1963) brilliant pages on Celtic and other languages and on font standards, featuring the following sub-pages:

  • CeltScript describes Michael's contributions to unicode in general and to Celtic typography in particular. He created (commercial) Celtic fonts such as Gaillimh (1989, bitmap font), Ceanannas (1993), Duibhlinn (1993, after Monotype Series 24), Everson Mono Gaelic (1995, hybrid sans), Acaill (1997, based on the Watts type, an early 19th century transitional angular form of Gaelic type; it was renamed and further developed into a unicode-compliant typeface called Dumha Goirt in 2011), Corcaigh (1997), Darmhagh Underwood (1993, a "rough" monowidth font based on the typeface used on the old Underwood manual typewriter), and Loch Garman (1999, after Baoithin, Colm Ó Lochlainn). He is working on Cluain (Gaelic modern grotesque), Cois Life (his take on the hybrid Queen Elizabeth type), Darmhagh (Underwood), Doolish (Gaelic modern round, after Biggs), Lóbháin (after Louvain), Páras (after the Paris type).
  • Everson Mono is a huge free monospaced font family started in 1994, but still being adjusted in 2010. As Michael puts it, Everson Mono is a simple, elegant, monowidth font. I designed it primarily to make glyphs available in support of all the non-Han characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane of ISO/IEC 10646-1 (BMP = Unicode, if you prefer), though I hope that users may find it a pleasant alternative to Courier and Monaco for general purposes, e-mail, and so forth. I have found it quite legible at sizes as small as 4 points. It is lighter and a bit looser than Courier.
  • Ogham fonts created by Michael Everson (and free for download): Beith-Luis-Nion, Pollach, Maigh Nuad, Craobh Ruadh, Everson Mono Ogham, Cog, Crosta. Mac and PC. This page also has TITUS Ogham by Jost Gippert, and Ragnarok Ogham by David F. Nalle from Scriptorium.
  • Inuktitut fonts designed by Everson include Allatuq (1998, hand-printed glyphs), Everson Mono Inuktitut, Jiniiva Maanaku, Naamajuttaaqqauq, Sikaagu.
  • The Sutton signwriting fingerspelling fonts created by Everson are free.
  • List of language lists.
  • Fonts for the Sami language of the Barents region.
  • Gaelic Typefaces: History and Classification.
  • Armenian encoding on the web.

Elsewhere, one can find rare Everson creations such as Musgrave (1994).

MyFonts sells these typefaces:

  • Allatuq.
  • Ceanannas.
  • Duibhlinn.
  • Timenhor.
  • Loch Garman. Everson: : Loch Garman is based on Baoithmn, designed by Viktor Hammer and Colm Ó Lochlainn; Baoithmn was based on Hammerschrift, which was related to Hammer's American Uncial -- though Loch Garman is more authentic Gaelic font than American Uncial. He continues: American Uncial sucks. It is inauthentic and it's not even attractive. It has a "dot" on the i (which it shouldn't) which makes it look like an í (which it doubly shouldn't). Hammer Uncial isn't much better. In my own view, the only one of Hammer's Uncials that I have seen that was any good was Pindar, and then only in its reworking as Baoithín (with Colm ÓÓ Lochlainn).
  • Teamhair (1993). A monowidth font based on the typeface used on the old Sears Tower Gaelic manual typewriter.
  • Teamhair Tower (1999). The rough version of Teamhair.
  • Dumha Goirt.
  • Corcaigh.
  • Doire (1993). A monowidth font based on the typeface used on the old Royal Gaelic manual typewriter.
  • Doire Royal (1999). A rough version of Doire.
  • Darmhagh Underwood.

His bio, in his own words: Michael Everson, based in Westport, Co. Mayo, is an expert in the writing systems of the world. He is active in supporting minority-language communities, especially in the fields of character standardization and internationalization. He is one of the co-authors of the Unicode Standard, and is a Contributing Editor and Irish National Representative to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2, the committee responsible for the development and maintenance of the Universal Character Set. He is a linguist, typesetter, and font designer who has contributed to the encoding in of many scripts and characters. In 2005 and 2006 his work to encode the Balinese and N'Ko scripts was supported by UNESCO's Initiative B@bel programme. Michael received the Unicode "Bulldog" Award in 2000 for his technical contributions to the development and promotion of the Unicode Standard. Active in the area of practical implementations, Michael has created locale and language information for many languages, from support for Irish and the other Celtic langauges to the minority languages of Finland. In 2003 he was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme to prepare a report on the computer locale requirements for Afghanistan, which was endorsed by the Ministry of Communications of the Afghan Transitional Islamic Administration. He prepared a number of fonts and keyboard layouts for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Michael moved to Tucson, Arizona at the age of 12. He studied German, Spanish, and French for his B.A. at the University of Arizona (1985), and the History of Religions and Indo-European Linguistics for his M.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles (1988). He moved to Ireland in 1989, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Faculty of Celtic Studies, University College Dublin (1991). In 2010, he made Timenhor, a Latin-script font whose glyphs are based on the uncial letterforms of Coptic manuscripts. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik.

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Fábio Duarte Martins
[Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)]

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Fabian Fohrer
[Tightype]

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Fabian Leuenberger
[Europa Type]

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Fabian Monod

Swiss typographer at Fontnest who designed MonoBD (monospaced sans), Kagi Mono (mini-serifed stencil), Concrete, Puzzle, Museefont (octagonal), Relief (experimental) and Helveliga (with Jerome Rigaud and Sylvain Aerni). He created the stencil typeface Montana at Optimo/Gavillet&Rust. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabrizio Schiavi
[Fabrizio Schiavi Design (or: FSD)]

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Fabrizio Schiavi Design (or: FSD)
[Fabrizio Schiavi]

Fabrizio Schiavi was born in Ponte dell'Olio in the Piacenza province in 1971. FSD Fabrizio Schiavi Design in Piacenza was opened in 1998. With Alessio Leonardi, he co-founded Fontology. He also co-launched the experimental graphics magazine Climax in 1994.

Bio at FontFont where he made FF Mode 01, FF 0069, FF GeabOil, FF9600, FF Trade 01, FF Steel Mix, FF Steel Ring, FF Steel Jones.

[T-26] designer of D44 (1994), Lithium (1994, dingbats), Moore895 (1994), Moore899 (1994), Sidewalker (1994), Exit (1988). Many of his typefaces are grungy such as Washed (1994). Some are minimalist, such as Monica Due (1999), Monica (1999), and Eco (2001, developed from a logo in the 70s for Ageco). The latter three fonts are very geometric in nature.

Other fonts: Washed (1994), Parakalein, Aurora Nintendo (1995), Aurora CW (1995), Mode01 (1995), GeabOil (1995), 9600/0069 (1995), Fontology (1995), FSDItems (2001), FSDforMantraVibes (2001), Pragmata (2001, monospace, designed for programs), PragmataFlash (2002, a pixel font), Essential Pragmata Pro (2011, still monospaced), Sys (2002), SysFlash (2002, a pixel font), Sys 2.0 (2012, a condensed sans designed for very small print), Virna (2003, a multiline typeface for Italian MTV, discussed here). The Pragmata and Sys series were optimized for screen usage. In addition, Sys has many ink traps, so it prints well at small sizes, and is more legible than Verdana.

He does some custom typeface design, such as the innovative sans serif family called CPCompany (2000). Other clients include Ferrari and Philip Morris.

In 2007, he produced a stencil and signage font, Siruca (see also here), for the Al Hamra Complex, one of highest skyscrapers in the world, located in Kuwait. Siruca Pictograms (2008) is free. In 2015, he followed that up by a non-stencil rounded sans called Sirucanorm: Designed using golden ratio formulas, it's inspired to DIN and Isonorm typeface.

In 2013, he published Sys Falso, Abitare Sans (30 weights, originally commissioned by the group Rizzoli Corriere della Sera. Abitare is an Italian magazine).

Typefaces from 2014: Nove (a German expressionist typeface inspired by B movie typography: Nove freshly reworks exploitation film era movie poster lettering, refitting the genre to a contemporary audience. The expressive typeface was done for a Nike Italy spoof campaign featuring 1970s cult film director Enzo Castellari and a recently found film reel from his archives, featuring several current Italian athletes and American basketball star Kobe Bryant).

The rounded sans typeface Widiba Bank (2015) was co-designed with Jekyll & Hyde in 2015 for the brand identity of the new bank of Gruppo Monte dei Paschi di Siena.

In 2016, he designed the custom corporate typeface R&M in art nouveau style.

At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the need for more fonts.

Behance link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Squirrel link. Dafont link.

Showcase of Fabrizio Schiavi's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fatchair
[Alan Rimmer]

Fatchair is Alan Rimmer's company in Chessington, Surrey, UK. MyFonts catalog. He has made corporate type such as Kingston Gill Sans (for Kingston University), and Contact. Other type families: Naranja (2012, a nice rounded sans family), Reon Sans (2012), Vasarely Light (2002), Deep Fried (1996), Drug (1998), Illuminati (2000, monospaced, sans serif), Informatic (2002, 20-style sans family marketed as friendly alternative to DIN), Mizar Grotesk (2002), San Jaime (2002), WSK (2002, a modern family), Ozone Inline (free dot matrix font, 2002).

Commercial fonts include Boeotian (2004), DeepFried (2005, 28 members in this multiline typographical experiment), Drug (2004, eroded face), Friday (2004), Illuminati (2004), Informatic (2004, 20-weight sans family), Mizar Grotesk (2004, 10 weights), Procyon (2004), San Jaime (2004), Stranski (2004), Venkmann (2004) and WSK (2004, a 4-weight serif).

Klingspor link.

View Alan Rimmer's typefaces.

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Felix Bonge

Felix Bonge (b. Hamburg, Germany, 1982) studied communications design at the Design Department of the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW) in 2005 under Jovica Veljovic. Since 2012 he teaches type design at the HAW Hamburg and is part of the design studio Allerzeiten. His typefaces:

  • Levato (2011-2012, Linotype). A 5-style low x-height antiqua with calligraphic and didone influences.
  • FF Bauer Grotesk (2014, Fontfont), co-designed by Thomas Ackermann and Felix Bonge. Fontfont writes: FF Bauer Grotesk is a revival of the metal type Friedrich Bauer Grotesk, released between 1933 and 1934 by the foundry Trennert & Sohn in Hamburg Altona, Germany. The geometric construction of the typeface, infused with the Art Deco zeitgeist of that era, is closely related to such famous German designs as Futura, Erbar, Kabel and Super Grotesk that debuted a few years earlier. However, Bauer Grotesk stands out for not being so dogmatic with the geometry, lending the design a warmer, more homogenous feeling. The oval O is a good example of this approach, as are characteristic shapes like the capital M or the unconventional varying stroke endings on the c and s which give them a less constructed look.
  • Faba (2014). Based on his diploma thesis.
  • Allmono, a monospaced font that forms part of the corporate identity of Allerzeiten.

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Fernando Haro

Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ampuero and Laredo, Spain-based designer (b. 1971) who set up deFharo. Creator of the monoline sans typeface Depez (2011), Fabada (2011), and the free monoline geometric sans typeface La Chata (2011). La chatte, in French? Maybe not.

In 2011, he made the monoline organic sans typeface Lerótica (free at OFL).

In 2012, he created Nabatea (stone chisel typeface), V de Vacia (a grungy outline face), Sabática (organic), the straight-edged data style typeface Gabardina, the grotesk typeface A Bebedera, the shadow typeface B de Bonita, D Puntillas, and the deconstructed Qebrada.

In 2013, he designed Yacarena Ultra, H.H. Agallas, Nacimiento (a dymo label font), J Airplane Swash (a psychedelic typeface named after Jefferson Airplane), CA Garrutas (grunge), CA Gatintas (grunge), I Am Telefono (the largest phone dingbat and scanbat typeface on earth), Wach Op-Art (kaleidoscopic icons), K.O. Activista, I Am Hueca, X Template (stencil), H.H.Samuel (rounded sans), U2 Metalona (a beautiful white-on-black display face), M F Plexus Italic, J.M. Nexus Grotesque (an "thin inline" fat grotesque), Wachinanga, Tabaquera, Pabellona (grunge), El Pececito (video game font), the poster typeface Hobby of Night (OFL), H2O Shadow (outline version of Fabada), Zabatana Poster (a didone-inspired poster font), Oaxaquena Tall, Yacimiento (wood style wedge serif), and Rabanera.

Typefaces from 2014: Babalusa Cut, A Cuchillada, Sabandija (a plump round display typeface), F2 Tecnocratica, F1 Secuencia Quad (pixel face), La Pejina FFP (bilined), Tabaiba Wild, Gabachita (ultra-condensed rounded sans).

Typefaces from 2015: Tabarra Pro (Swiss style sans family for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), A Sogra Ruth (ultra-condensed art deco), Gaban (an outline version of Tabardo), Tabardo (a heavy blocky font), Wacamoler Caps (a Tuscan typeface inspired opening credits of the Western movie Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann in 1950), Ubicada (condensed geometric sans), Rabiosa (neurotic font), Zacatecas (condensed shaded sans), F3 Secuencia Round, La Babaca (a powerful black condensed sans in the style of Impact), Obcecada Sans + Serif (condensed with almost disappearing descenders), Eacologica Round Slab (a nice commercial font with an incomplete set of numerals), Palim Script (curly), Vacaciones (signage face), de La Cruz.

Typefaces from 2016: Yugoslavia (calligraphic), Love Box (stencil), Cienfuegos (connected retro script named after the Cuban her Camilo Cienfuegos), Gaitera Ball (round fat script), The Black Box (a retro banner font), Durum Kebab (shadow sans), Jolgoria In Town (script), Yerbaluisa (signage script), Escobeta One (brush script), Posteratus Rex, Bastardilla (a cursive font), Rotulona Hand, The Juke Box (retro juke box lettering), Angelique Rose (connected monoline script), Promenades, Bucanera (a swashbuckle font), Lucemita, Panama Road (a casual calligraphic font), Deslucida, Disoluta, Sucesion Slab, Tabarra Pro Round, Qebab Pro Shadow, Monserga (white on black), Indulta SemiSerif.

Typefaces from 2017: Partizano Serif (a retro poster font; free demo), Jack Stanislav (a great condensed movie poster font), Fontanero (rounded fat sans), Yonky (fat slab serif), Zigzageo, Libertatus (manual serif fonts based on a Czech poster from 1935), Libertatus Duas (slab serif), Flamante Sans, Flamante Serif, Flamante (Round, SemiSlab, Stencil, Seca, Cairo, Roma), Seisdedos Dead (rough stencil fonts), Neo Latina (stencil), Carta Magna (blackletter), La Sonnambula (signature script), Bola Ocho (an eightball font), Clandestina (textured, layered), Acratica (signage script), Penitencia Inline, Autarquica (outlined vernacular style), Caminata One (shaded signage typeface), Sin Razon (wedge serif), Glotona Black and White (a layered tattoo style font duo), Glotona Dots (the textured versions of Glotona), 6th Aniversario, Tribal Box (squarish sans, with tattoo ornaments and a great environment for borders), Candy Pop (bubblegum font), Sargento Gorila (army stencil font), Libertinas + co (a curly calligraphic script; the free version has no numerals).

Typefaces from 2018: Txuleta deco (a striped art deco typeface), Coltan Gea (slab serif), Getho Semi Sans, Cowboys (a Tuscan typeface), Drystick Geo Grotesk, Diezma, Grifa Slab, Coltan Gea (slab serif family), Paloseco (geometric and grotesk), Stoica (a color SVG font), Letrera Caps (a rounded square style layered and color font that pays homage to the sans serif inline genre), Enagol Math (a condensed rounded slab serif based on carefully applied mathematical ratios), Heptal, Velocista, Octagen Condensed, Octagen Black, Sextan Serif, Sextan Cyrillic, Quickat (signage script), Octagen (condensed sand with short descenders), Wolframia Script (flowing handwriting), Pentay Slab, Pentay Sans, Pentay Book, Cuatra, Judera (Flat and Ring: monospaced, unicase and totally sqaurish), Quotus (slab serif), Tripleta Grotesk (a 16-style geometric sans family).

Creative Market link. OFL link. Behance link. Dafont link. Devian tart link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FF3300
[Alessandro Tartaglia]

Italian design studio run by Alessandro Tartaglia, graphic designer, strategist for FF3300, and professor at Politecnico of Bari.

Mariarosaria Digregorio and Enzo Ruta are the creators in 2007 of the techno typeface FF3300 Type. FF3300 is also an independent and freely downloadable pdf magazine about graphic design, typography, architecture and design, illustration, photography, street art and writing.

Tartaglia's typefaces include minimalist experimental types such as Valdrada (2007), Ipazia (2007) and Zoe (2007), as well as ISIA (custom-made for ISIA in Urbino; slabbed and slabless simple glyphs) and Handwriting (a commissioned grunge typeface for the Pollofriabile magazine in Rome).

FF3300 created the Divenire typeface for the Italian Democratic Party. The weights are Divenire Roman, Divenire Italic and Divenire Mono (2012-2013). Subpage. Another subpage.

Blog. Story of FF3300. Facebook link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Kraus

Filip Kraus (b. 1986) studied at the Type Design and Typography Studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, class of 2014. His graduation typeface was Exalt. He designed the BC Mikser typeface (2014: monospaced and perhaps a programming font) and several other typefaces, among them the new typeface for Prague street signs. As a graphic designer he collaborates regularly with Jan Novak. Since 2012 he has worked as a teacher at the Michael Secondary School in Prague. His typefaces are published by Briefcase Type. BC Mikser won an award at TDC 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Piasecki

Designer in Sopot, Poland, who created a monospaced octagonal typeface, Mono (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filippo Dalla Villa

Italian creator (from Fratta Polesine) of the information design typefaces Solari Mono Fermo and Solari Mono Remigio (2009), which were designed while he was taking a course at the Politecnico in Milan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Finck Font Co
[Tyler Finck]

Graphic designer (b. 1982) at the New York studio AWP who grew up in Maine and is currently based in Ithaca, NY. He created the fat counterless caps typefaces Blackout and Blackout Midnight (2008), and his most famous typeface, Ostrich Sans (2011). This typeface includes many weights, including a beautiful Ostrich Sans Inline and a hairline. In 2016, this was followed up by the layered monoline sans typeface family Ostrich Proper (+Inline).

I am not sure if he designed the wood type-inspired slab serif typeface Chunk Five.

Porter Sans (2013) is a large wide headline type family. It has a free inline outline weight. Elm (2013) is hand-printed. Blackout Sunrise (2013) is an outlined face. Lickety Split (2013) is a crayon or brush face. Almost (2013) is a poster face. Guilder (2011) is a free typeface family with an inline thrown in. Itthaca Sans and Guilder were made in 2013.

At Google Web Fonts, he republished Knewave (2011), a brush signage face.

Typefaces from 2014: Fartlek Sans (hand-crafted poster typeface), Katahdin (free), Upstater (a classical American gothic with shaded and layered styles), Grandstander (comic book face), Boo City (pixel face), Didactic Display (grunge), Upstater Ink (grunge), Blackout Noon, Finck32A, Saturnight (heavy brush), Porter Sans Ink, Typocopia (letterpress emulation), Taurus Mono (outline), Southpaw (nice informal hand), Chawp (crayon face), Mr. Brunch (brush face), Gluten FT.

Typefaces from 2015: Flabbergast (a didone), Grandstander Classic (comic book style), Korsque (layered), Bico (a rounded condensed organic typeface).

Typefaces from 2016: Porter Rough, Ichabod (an antiqued serif), Altitude Condensed, Imbue (poster typeface), Retrograde (monoline and monospaced organic sans), Plainview (squarish and fat), Nonesuch (condensed sans), Juju (octagonal layered typeface family).

Typefaces from 2017: Juju (a layerable octagonal typeface family), Ichabod (an eroded typeface), Atiga, Imbue FT (a skyline typeface), Porter FT (his earlier font Porter Sans remade, and rounded styles added), Grandstander Classic.

Typefaces from 2018: Furrow (grungy sans), Cease (techno, squarish).

Alternate URL, called The League of Movable Type. Typedia link. Kernest link. League of Movable Type link. Creative Market link, Klingspor link. Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. YWFT link. Old home page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Firebelly Design

In 2016, Firebelly Design, Will Miller and Ross Burwell, all located in Chicago, co-designed the corporate identity font Flor Mono. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fixed width fonts

Vicki Brown compares a number of fixed width fonts: Courier, Courier New, Monaco, ProFont, Andale Mono, Angelus III, Anonymous, Base Monospace, Bitstream Vera, Doire, Everson Mono, Excalibur Monospace, Feggolite Mono, Felt Pen, Galexica Mono, JetJaneMono, Larabiefont, Normafixed, NuSansMono, OCR-A, OCRB, Onuava, Osaka Regular-Mono, Platelet, QuickType mono, Script 12 pitch, Teamhair, Ti92Pluspc, Triskweline, Unotype, Vidilex. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fixedsys
[Travis Owens]

FixedSys was originally commissioned by Microsoft for Windows as a bitmap only font in the FON format. It is the oldest font in Windows, and was the system font in Windows 1.0 and 2.0, where it was simply named "System". For Windows 3.x, the system font was changed to a proportional sans-serif font named System, but Fixedsys remained the default font in Notepad. Fixedsys and Chicago (the default system typeface on the Apple Macintosh between 1984 and 1997) are vaguely similar---the key difference is that Chicago is a proportional typeface while Fixedsys is monospaced.

Around 1998 Travis Owens took the bitmaps and recreated the font (US characters only) into a TrueTypeFont and put it on the internet. After that, others continued Travis's work and started adding non-US symbols to it so they could use it for their applications (mostly in mIRC and Java coders for their editors). These people include Markus Gebhard, who also created a truetype version and was in charge of the font until version 4. From version 5 on, Lars Naber was in charge. Free download of Fixedsys. Download at Github. Google] [More]  ⦿

Flanker (or: Studio di Lena)
[Leonardo Di Lena]

Flanker, or Studio Di Lena, is the foundry of Italian type designer Leonardo Di Lena (b. 1975, Rome). Initially, it offered fresh free designs of classics. In 2012, it went commercial. Their fonts:

The outfit was known as JFDooM Flanker's Fonts, between 2001 and 2004. The fonts then were slightly different. They included BodoniFlnk, BodoniFlnkCor, BodoniFlnkCorGrass, BodoniFlnkGas, CNRLineare, DidotFlnk, DidotFlnkCorsivo, DidotFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, DidotFlnkGrassetto, Emblema-della-Repubblica-Italiana, Frantisek, GaramondFlnkNormale, GaramondFlnkCorsivo, GaramondFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, GaramondFlnkGrassetto, GriffoFlnkCorsivo, GriffoFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, GriffoFlnkGrassetto, GriffoFlnknormale, Lellocorsivobold, Lellocorsivo, Lello, MarlboroFlnk, Magnificat, There's-nothing-money-can't-buy, Poker, ShocktothesystemCorsivo, ShocktothesystemVuoto, Sony, Bjork-Isobel, Imperator, Traiano, Rdclub. Most fonts have Greek and Cyrillic letters as well.

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Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2018: Fairweather (clean sans), Kaneda Gothic (a basic severe condensed gothic), Vincente (a tall condensed display didone family).
  • 2017: Calling Code (monospaced programming font), Commuters Sans (elegant wide sans), Mighty Slab, Rigid Square (octagonal), Taro.
  • 2016: Bio Sans, Gomme Sans, Quiet Sans, Siro (sans).
  • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles), Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno typefaces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2007, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of typefaces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family, famous for being used in Damien Chazelle's La La Land, the 2017 blockbuster movie), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline typeface with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel typefaces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif typeface with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), El Piedra (2006, letterpress emulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Bebas Kai (2014: free!), Bebas Neue (2010: free!), Bebas Neue Bold, Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

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Florian Klauer
[Fonts With Love (was: Heimat Design)]

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Font Catalog Monospaced

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FontFabrik
[Lucas de Groot]

FontFabrik was established in 1997 in Berlin by Luc(as) de Groot (b. 1962, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands). He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag, worked from 1989-1993 as a freelancer at the design bureau Premsela Voonk. From 1993 until 1997, he was with Meta Design in Berlin as typographic director in charge of many corporate design projects. In 1997, he set up his own studio, FontFabrik. Since 2000 his fonts are also sold under the Lucasfonts label. He creates retail and custom fonts, and made his reputation with his humongous font family Thesis. Originally, he published most of his retail fonts with FontFont, but his "FF" fonts were withdrawn from FontFont in 1999, and renamed with LF instead of FF, where LF stands for LucasFonts. Here is a partial list of his fonts:

  • Thesis (1994-1999) originally known as FF Thesis. This consists of many subfamilies all starting with the prefix The. Thesis includes TheAntiquaB (1997; 1999 Type Directors Club award), TheAntiquaE, TheAntiquaSun [TheAntiqua received a TypeArt 05 award], TheSans, The Sans Classic, The Sans Basic, The Sans Office, TheMix, The Mix Classic, The Mix Basic, The Mix Office, TheSerif, The Serif Classic, The Serif Basic, The Serif Office, The Sans Condensed, Thesis Mono, The Sans Mono, The Sans Mono Dc, The Sans Mono 11pitch, The Sans Mono Cd Office, The Sans Typewriter. An OEM was made for the SPD party called SPD 2002 TheSans. Grundfos TheSans (2007) is another commissioned font.
  • FF Nebulae, now LF Nebulae.
  • FF Jesus Loves You all, now LF Jesus Loves You all.
  • FF TheSansMono and others.
  • MoveMeMM (erotic multiple master font)
  • Agrofont (1997, for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries), Agro Sans, developed in collaboration with the Dutch design bureau Studio Dumbar.
  • Fohla Serif (2001, for a Brazilian newspaper in Sao Paulo: this collection includes a multiple master font, FohlaMM).
  • Spiegel and SpiegelSans (for Der Spiegel). Alkso called LF Spiegel Sans and LF Spiegel Serif. The Sans comes from Franklin Gothic, and the Serif from Linotype Roitation.
  • Sun (1997, for Sun Microsystems).
  • Taz (sans family, 2002), Taz III (2003, including a hairline weight) and Taz Text (for "taz", the magazine). Are these the same fonts as Tazzer and Tazzer Text? Taz has grown as fopllows: TazText, Taz CFondensed (2010), Taz Text Small Caps (2011), Taz Wide (2013-2014), Taz Textended (2013-2014).
  • LucPicto (dingbats for private use at FontFabrik). Not available to the world.
  • Volkswagen Headline and Volkswagen Copy (1996), extensions of Futura. Note: the other Volkswagen house font is VW Utopia, a descendant of Utopia.
  • Rondom (finished in the LF Punten family: Punten Straight, Punten Extremo and Punten Rondom).
  • Corpid III (sans family, 2002-2007, with support now for Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish).
  • BellSouth Basis, Serif and Bold, developed with Dutchman Roger van den Bergh.
  • LeMonde (2002, new headline family). An OEM family made for LeMonde in 2001 includes Lucas-Bold, Lucas-BoldItalic, Lucas-ExtraLight, Lucas-ExtraLightItalic, Lucas-Italic, Lucas-Light, Lucas-LightItalic, Lucas-SemiBold, Lucas-SemiBoldItalic, Lucas.
  • BolletjeWol (1997, Fontshop).
  • Transit and Transit Pict (both at FontShop).
  • MetaPlus (1993, with Erik Spiekermann).
  • Calibri and Consolas (2004), two OpenType font families designed for Microsoft's ClearType project (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic glyphs). Calibri received a TypeArt 05 award. Also, it won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. For a yet-to-be-revealed reason, Google decided to support a metric-compatible free clone of Calibri for its Chrome OS system, Lukasz Dziedzic's Carlito (2014).

Speaker at many international conferences. At ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo, he spoke about his Folha Sao Paulo newspaper typeface.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

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Fontkingz
[Carlo Krüger]

Fontkingz is a small commercial foundry in Hamburg started in 2002 by Carlo Krueger (b. 1970). Pixel 8 is the first font family. Krueger previously designed type at Apply Design, and at Elsner&Flake, where he made EF Thordis Sans and EF Thordis Mono (1997), both with Günther Flake.

See also here. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontMeister
[Elwin Berlips]

FontMeister is the commercial foundry of Elwin Berlips in Almere, The Netherlands.

In his first life, he ran a free font site called 11th Floor, where he made these free typefaces in 1999: Civilization (octagonal), Plastik-Film (grungy semi-stencil), Raw (grunge), Rocket-Fuel, Timeline, Greenlight (dot matrix), Interstatic (futuristic), Handsolo, Optimum, Roswell (handwritten), Jean-Pierre (handwriting), 11th Floor (gridded).

At FontMeister, he published

  • FM Eva (2011). A hand-printed chalkboard or poster face.
  • FM Bebel (2011). A monoline organic rounded sans family.
  • FM Secessionist (2011). Inspired by the Vienna secessionist Joseph Maria Olbrich, as seen on his architectural drawings from the 1920s.
  • FM Rossija (2011). A modular CD label face.
  • FM Julie (2011). An architectural hand.
  • FM Aloysius (2011). Also inspired by the Viennese secessionists.
  • FM Monomo (2011) is a simple, all caps, monospaced font.
  • FM Kaantaa (2011) is a bold typeface that draws inspiration from stencil and technical typefaces.
  • FM Ted (2012) is a simple geometric sans typeface.
  • FM Pointifax (2012) is a dot matrix typeface.

In a third life, now as Elmigo at Dafont, he published the circle-based font Modern Ringflash (2012).

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Fontmenu.com
[Michel Bujardet]

Michel Bujardet (a Frenchman living in West Hollywood, CA) runs Matchfonts, and started Fontmenu.com in August 2001. Commercial fonts, and free demos in all formats.

A partial list of fonts:

  • Square Text (old English).
  • Block Letters (orthography for kids), Skryptaag (2001, educational).
  • Boulons (letters made from nuts and bolts).
  • Kindergarten (funny typefaces), Learning Handwriting (K2), Learning Cursive Handwriting (Grade 2-4), Japanese Hiragana-Katakana (Year 1).
  • Morse code.
  • Dictionary phonetic notation for pronunciation.
  • The calligraphic fonts Chancellerie Moderne (1998, chancery hand), Oncial, Rodolphe, Willegha.
  • The dingbat fonts Dinosotype, Matched Potato, Nahkt hieroglyphs, SilBooettes, Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans.
  • The monospaced fonts Bordofixed, Dactylographe (1997), Normafixed, Oloron fixed width screen font).
  • The mathy fonts Oloron program, Hexalist and Numberslist.
  • The handwriting fonts Charlotte, Louise, Mariette, Milko, Pierre, Quinze, Raoul, and Thibault.
  • The pixel font 8-PinMatrix.
  • The Bauhaus font BabyFace.
  • The Chinese simulation font Chinoiseries.
  • The LED fonts Diode, Cristolikid and Display.
  • The Greek simulation font Grecques.
  • The display fonts Zébrures (striped letters), Venitiennes, Ruban Dis-Moi, Parador, Osselets, Octogone, Metropolitain (art nouveau), Malabars, Halloween Match, Coulures, Chapou Relief, Candy Kane, Calebasse, Bujardet Freres and Big Bacon.
  • The MICR font MICR E13B.
  • The serif typefaces Baguad, Chap Clerk, Parlante, Presse, TSF&Co (art deco; +Heavy).
  • The sans serif typefaces Bordini, Boum-Boum, Halotique (a sans family), Junien, and Normographe.

Alternate URL for his shareware typefaces. MyFonts link for his commercial typefaces. Alternate MyFonts link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontom Type
[David Waschbüsch]

Heidelberg, Germany-based type foundry of David Waschbüsch (b. 1988), who studied at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt, Germany, class of 2011. About his free unicase modular stencil font BS Konstata (2010) he writes: Created for use as stencil for signage it features a set of only 10 different elements out of which you can compose the complete typeface. Therefore it borders between being somewhat grungy, modular and classic. Skyhook Mono is a versatile octagonal family. Future fonts include Bahnhof Zoo, Empty Sky and Fink Black.

Behance link. MyFonts link. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonts Are Meant To Be FreeFontLab Studio

Creators in 2007 of the monospaced LinePrinter 132. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts With Love (was: Heimat Design)
[Florian Klauer]

Heimat Design in Lage (Bielefeld), Germany, is the design studio and foundry of Florian Klauer, who set up Fonts with Love in 2015.

. In 2010, Florian made the monoline sans typefaces Florin Sans (2010) and Heimat Grotesk that are characterized by their large x-heights.

Iconized (2013) contains more than 220 icons like arrows, filetype, media, eCommerce, network and devices, contact, service navigation and social network-icons.

Klartext Mono (2014) is a monospaced monoline sans with a large x-height and superelliptical curves.

In 2016, he published the text typeface family Ethos.

In 2017, he designed a corporate typeface for the German sports channel Sport1.

Klingspor link. Behance link. Fontspring link. Old Heimat Design link at MyFonts. Florian Klauer's personal page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fonty PL
[Grzegorz Klimczewski]

Grzegorz Klimczewski, who runs Fonty PL, a commercial Polish foundry etablished in 1994 in Wroclaw, is the Polish designer of a commercial font that mimics the letters found on Polish traffic signs, called Tablica drogowa (free). He also made the commercial typefaces Tablica Samochodowa (2002: Polish license plate font), Naomi Sans (2004-2011), Rashel Serif (2012), Grawer (monoline with many hairline weights called SL Gingko, SL Helena, SL Switzer and SL Watch), Pismo Szkolne (upright script), OCR-A, OCR-B, eTerminal, and the monospaced/typewriter family EFN AgeMono (10 styles). Pixel fonts by him include include EFN Cena, EFN Elegants, EFN Screen Banners, EFN Impressive, EFN Machines.

His Multifonty package contains these Cyrillic typefaces: Ailanthus, Eliza, Eukalyptus, Bravus, Bureau, Classic, Fagus (Victorian), Gilead, Gilead Condensed, Gingko Biloba, Flores, Olivea, Ritmo, Switzer, Switzer Condensed, Orient, tamar Alba, Tamar Nigra, Switzer Beveled.

His Eurofonty package has Aerton (+Shaded, +Caps), Alphabet (blackletter), AlphaBook, Absolut, Bravus, Abigail, Ailanthus, Edelmann (art nouveau), Dorothy (various brush typefaces), Cornelius (grunge), Bureau, Credo Chalk, Eunice, EuroGaramond, Gilead, German, Gutenberg, Gaya, Gingko Biloba, Koenig, McGregor (art nouveau), Goldy, Greenfield, Grand Antique, Irbis, Morus, Olivea, Penny Lane (script), Straight, Platea, Pinus, Symeon Old, Random, Schrift, Orient, Switzer (+Condensed, +Round, +Scribbled), Watch, Watch The Line, Tabasco, Techniczne, Rutica, Troya, Flowers, Jasmin, Handy, Fagus, Black Puzzle, Binokle, Breeze, Decorator, Kredki, Daglesia (blackletter), Tablica (chalk font), Detlef, Blackout, Ketling, Etiopia, Eukalyptus, Xtras (fleurons), Rubber, Garage, Machine One (old typewriter face), Wymalowany (brush).

In 2012, he placed the brush typeface Akronim on Google Web Fonts.

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For Personal Gain
[Matthew Lew]

Graphic designer in San Francisco. His work includes the free monospaced typeface For Personal Gain (2014), which has two sub-styles, For Profit and For Non-Profit. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Forma & Co
[Joel Lozano]

Joel lozano studied graphic design at the Escola Massana, Centre d'Art i Disseny in Barcelona. Barcelona-based codesigner with Robin Frank at T-26 of dingbats and letters derived from a motorcycle: Mototype (2008, 4 styles). The free Network Font (2011) is a monospaced, yet experimental concoction.

Joel Lozano, Dani Navarro and Roger Pau run Forma.co together in Barcelona. Forma.co published the tweetware rounded sans typeface Sant Joan Despi in 2014.

Behance link. . Behance link for Forma.co. Forma & Co link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Formes Vives
[Adrien Zammit]

Adrien Zammit is one of three politically active and utopian graphic designers that collectively form Formes Vives. The others are Nicolas Filloque and Geoffroy Pilon (Nantes). It is located between Brest, Nantes and Marseille. Their typefaces, all designed between 2009 and 2013, include: 2RuedArcueil (2009), 36QuaiDesOrfevres (2011, muscular titling sans), 40RueBarbes (2009, a hipster font by Nicolas Filloque), 44RueDesGravilliers (2011, an art deco beauty based on the font used on the posters of Spanish anarchists in the Civil War), 86PalatineRoad (2011, hipster), Brest (2011, hipster style), Dalby (2013, hand-crafted), Estaque, Fontblanche (2012), Gahard (2012, a grotesque family), Keredern (2011, a squarish sans), Metropolis (2010), Montilla (2011, based on the calligraphic work of Leonor Canales), PetiteSiouville (2012), PlaceLazareGoujon, PlaceVoltaire, Plogoff (2012, hand-crafted), QuatreMoulins (2013, hand-crafted by Nicolas Filloque), QuatreChemins, RueBruat (2012, a titling sans), RueErnestRenan (2012, hand-crafted), RueFranciscoFerrer (2012, by Geoffroy Pilon), RueJacquesCoeur (2012, by Geoffroy Pilon), RueLatouche (2011, hand-crafted), RueVauban (2011: a grotesque), RuedelaBaclerie (2012, a Comic Sans lookalike), RuedelaManutention (2012, hand-drawn font by Geoffroy Pilon), SaintRenan (2009, absed on the hand of Nicolas Filloque), SainteBaume (2011, art deco), Totnes (a condensed monospace). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fort Foundry
[Mattox Shuler]

Typefoundry in Washington state, est. 2014 by Mattox Shuler. Typefaces:

  • Abolition (2014). An octagonal titling typeface.
  • Bourbon (2014), Gin (2014). These are sturdy mechanical typefaces with copperplate terminals.
  • Factoria (2014) (a squarish geometric slab).
  • Industry Inc (2014), Industry (2014). Industry Inc is a sturdy military sans family with ample layering (beveled, 3D, inline, stencil, etc.). Industry is a basic squarish sans family.
  • Prohibition (2014). Octagonal design, almost as in varsity lettering.
  • Termina (2015). A modern take on Industria, a wide sans family designed by Hermann Zehnpfundt in 1913 for Emil Gursch.
  • Rift (2016). A sci-fi all caps font family.
  • Native (2016). A great monospaced typewriter style family.
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Francesco Mistico Canovaro
[Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)]

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Franck Jalleau

French designer and type specialist (b. 1962). Franck Jalleau studied at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts de Toulouse and at the Atelier national de Création typographique (ANCT), where he subsequently worked as an instructor until 1990. A type designer, he works primarily in the publishing field and on French administrative documents (the General Tax Code, passports, identity cards, car registration documents, etc.). For the Imprimerie Nationale, he oversees the adaptation of the typographic holdings for digital typesetting. For this effort, the Imprimerie's Garamond was one of the first typefaces he rehabilitated, along with the grecs du Roi. He has designed several typefaces for Agfa, Editions Magnard, city of Brive-la-Galliarde, for the NGO ATD Fourth World Movement, etc. In 1987, he engraved the Movement's message in stone, which was installed first at the Place de Trocadéro in Paris, and then at the United Nations in New York, the European Parliament in Strasbourg, the Basilica of St. John Lateran and in Reims Cathedral. Franck Jalleau won the Prix des Graphistes in 1988 and has received several international awards, including the Morisawa Award (Japan) in 1987 and 1996. He has taught type design at the École Estienne since 1991, and he offers training courses in character design in art schools both in France (Toulouse, Caen, Amiens) and abroad. His typefaces:

  • As an OEM for the Imprimerie, he designed some fantastic fonts between 1990 and 1998, including Arin (1986; Morisawa award 1987), Garamont (1995), Grandjean (1997), Jalleau (1996), Perrin (1997), Roma (1996), Scripto (Morisawa award 1996), Virgile (1995, Agfa) and Oxalis (1996, Agfa).
  • Francesco (1998) is based on the letters of Francesco Griffo. Perfectly executed, it is a renaissance revival face---although first designed in 1998, it was published only in 2010 at BAT Foundry, which Franck helped co-found. It also covers Greek and Cyrillic. Interestngly, it features random counter shapes to give that 15th century look.
  • In 2002, he created Le Brive, commissioned by senator and mayor Bernard Murat of Brive-la-Gaillarde.
  • In 2005, he digitized the Grec du Roi based on original characters and ligatures by Claude Garamond for François 1er, 1544-1550.
  • In 2009, he created Le Maghrébin based on material in the Imprimerie Nationale. The original from 1846 and 1850 was cut by Marcellin Legrand. This version of Arabic is also called western, or African (africain), and features many ligatures.
  • In 2016, he designed the monospace sans typeface family Aubusson. Initially designed as a custom typeface by Franck Jalleau for the Cité internationale de la tapisserie d'Aubusson, the monowidth proportions are linked to pattern and tiles arrangements used in tapestry. The retail version of Aubusson offers four weights with matching italics. It was published by Black Foundry.
Linkedin link. Fascinating interview (in French). FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Frank Adebiaye
[Velvetyne Type Foundry (or: VTF)]

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Frantisek Storm
[Storm Type Foundry]

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Frederik Ueberschär

During his studies at the University of Applied Science Osnabrück in Osnabrück, Germany, Frederik Ueberschär designed the free monospaced octagonal typeface Run Mono Medium (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Typewriter Fonts
[Johan Holmdahl]

Johan Holmdahl's magnificent list of free typewriter fonts: 3000, Adler, AmericanTW, AmerTypeCnd, Another, BatikR, Border, BrentonscrawlType (by B.W.P. Inc), Broken, Buttzilla, Carbonated, Correo, Crud, Dead, Detective, Dislexie, Disrowt, Electric, Facelift (Boaz Arad, FunkyType), Fifth Copy, Floopi (by Jason Fasi, a modification of Courier), Foxscript (by Josep Patau Bellart: Antaviana Serveis Interactius, SCCL Typeface Division), Garbageschrift (S. Ulrich), GFHalda, GFHaldaS, Gutter Vomit, Hammered, Hammer Keys, Harting, Hartin2, Honeybomb, Hootie, Iceaged, Isotype, Linenstroke, Loveletter, Mailbomb, McGarey, Metalic, Monitor, Moms, Myold, Oldtype, Pookie, Really, Roger, Royal, Smash, Stalker1, Stalker2, Stock, Teletype, Teleprinter, Thin, Toxica, Trash, Twold, Twrough, Typesimple, Typewise, Typewriter2, Typist, Typeright, VTBulletin, VTCorona, VTSmith, Xfiles.

Johan himself made the typewriter fonts MyOldRemington, SilfvensSkrivmaskin, Splendid66 (2001), 1942 Report (2005), Type Wheel, Another Type, and TypeRight.

He designed My Old Remington (1999), which can be found here.

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Gabrielle Ery Higa

Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil, who created Monomino (2013) and VAG 6 Roman (2013, an adaptation of VAG Rounded) during her design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galiad Computers
[Shmuel Guttman]

The late Shmuel Guttman at Galiad Computers in Jerusalem made fonts such as ElroNet Monospace (1994, Latin characters). Some of his fonts are distributed by ITF, and were marketed as the Guttman Collection.

He made these Hebrew fonts in 1991-1993: TopType-Hatzvi-Normal, TopType-Jerushalmi. His ElroNet Monospace (1994) and ElroNet Proportional (1994) were here. He also made these fonts from 1992 until 2000: GuttmanAharoni, GuttmanAram-Normal, GuttmanCalligraphic, GuttmanCourMirNormal, GuttmanDavid-Bold, GuttmanDavid-Light, GuttmanDavid, GuttmanDrogolin-Bold, GuttmanDrogolin-Normal, GuttmanFrank-Bold, GuttmanFrank, GuttmanFrnew-Normal, GuttmanHaim-Condensed, GuttmanHaim, GuttmanHatzvi-Bold, GuttmanHatzvi, GuttmanHodes-Bold, GuttmanHodes-Light, GuttmanHodes-Normal, GuttmanKav-Bold, GuttmanKav-Light, GuttmanKav, GuttmanKeren-Bold, GuttmanKeren-Normal, GuttmanLogo1, GuttmanMantova, GuttmanMantovaBold, GuttmanMantovaDecor, GuttmanMiryam-Bold, GuttmanMiryamLight, GuttmanMyamfix, GuttmanRashi-Bold, GuttmanRashiNormal, GuttmanRashiXBold, GuttmanSoncino-Bold, GuttmanSoncino-Light, GuttmanSoncinoNormal, GuttmanStam1Normal, GuttmanStamNormal, GuttmanToledo-Bold, GuttmanToledo, GuttmanVilna-Bold, GuttmanVilna, GuttmanYad-Brush, GuttmanYad, GuttmanYadLight.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ganlo R. Ithsm
[Xenophilius]

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Gavin Graham
[Arkpandora]

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Gayaneh Bagdasaryan
[Brownfox]

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Geen Bitter
[Thom Janssen]

Geen Bitter (Den Haag, The Netherlands) consists of Thom Janssen (b. 1984, Maastricht), Jorn Henkes and Rogier van der Sluis. All three are graduates of the Graphic Design course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. Thom Janssen is a graduate of the TypeMedia program at the KABK in The Hague in 2017. The work of Geen Bitter has a strong typographical influence and covers designing typefaces, books, websites and identities, all with a typographic approach. Late in 2014, Geen Bitter disbanded. Thom currently works as a freelance type designer and as a researcher at PXL, Hasselt University, Belgium.

In 2013, they published Gewone letters Gerrit's early models. The blurb: A couple of years back, while cleaning the letterpress workshop at the KABK in The Hague, we had an amazing find. A package that hasn't been opened for some time. We opened it and found eighteen printing plates in mint condition. The printing plates, we soon found out, were made by Gerrit Noordzij and date back to the late 1960s. They contain a brief lesson about writing with the broad nib and, once familiar with this basis, writing and drawing some different techniques. Since it seemed the plates are never published before, we decided to do so and made a book containing prints from the plates. Next to the plates we asked former students if they still had old work and sketches with comments by Gerrit Noordzij. The result is a collection of sketches and material, together with five writings about the plates, Gerrit Noordzij and his contribution to the field of type and typography. The text has contributions by Albert-Jan Pool, Frank E. Blokland, Aad van Dommelen, Huug Schipper, and Petr van Blokland. It was published in 2013 by Uitgeverij De Buitenkant, Amsterdam.

Thom's graduation typeface in 2017 at KABK was Rikhard. He wrote: A variable font project with letter shapes inspired by English letter forms from around the 1780s, mainly Richard Austin, hence the name. With a weight axis for hierarchy in texts and an optical size axis in order to make small and larger text sizes look good. This project is an exploration in variable fonts. The goal was to learn about it, build workflow solutions, and have fun. This project is meant for typography on the screen. Browsers can take advantage of variable fonts, optical size can be automated and with CSS and JavaScript all the styles of the variable font can be accessed. One font, many styles: the future.

Their commercial typefaces:

  • Bex (2013). This sans typeface family is based on Thom Janssen's graduation project.
  • Cramp (2012). A casual hand-printed typeface by Rogier van der Sluis.
  • Herman (2013, Rogier van der Sluis). An elliptical monospaced signage typeface family with possibilities of layering and shadow effects. It is quite attractive and one of the finest typefaces in its genre.
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Generic

Designer of free fonts at Open Font Library, such as Generic Mono II Regular (2014), Generic (2014: +Medium, +Bold, +Regular). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geoffrey Pellet
[Large Projects]

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Georg J. Schubert

Dresden-based designer of the rounded monoline monospace display typeface Gnux (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Georg Seifert
[Schriftgestaltung]

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George Rogers

Designer from Minneapolis, MN. He is working on this monospaced programmers font. Designer of the monowidth Courier-inspired typeface Baka-mono (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Strouzas
[KEIK Design Bureau]

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George Triantafyllakos
[Atypical]

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George Triantafyllakos
[Backpacker]

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George Williams

George Williams's site (now defunct) site was a discovery! George Williams (b. 1959) wrote spline-generating code and then went on to produce several fonts with his software between 1987 and 1998:

  • Art nouveau style: Carmen, Ambrosia (1989), Fantaisie Artistique, Baldur, Monopol, Parisian, Peignot, Bocklin, Edda.
  • Lombardic: Lombardic.
  • Victorian: Caprice, Ringlet.
  • Uncial: Uncial Animals, Roman Uncial Modern.
  • Ornamental caps: Versal, Decorative, Square Caps, Extravagant Capitals, Floral Caps, Morris, Andrade.
  • Display typefaces: Crystal, Flash, Cupola, Santa Barbara Streets (2013-2014; after the street signs in Santa Barbara, CA).
  • Blackletter: Rotunda (1998), Bastarda, Textura Modern, Fractur (a remake of Wittenbach).
  • Art deco: Piccadilly, Mirage (1999, prismatic).
  • Calligraphic: Humanistic.
  • Text: Caslon.
  • Slab: Monospace.
  • Sans: Caliban.
  • Bamboo Gothic (2007).
  • TIS620-2529 (a Thai font).

George Williams writes: I have been slowly working to provide free unicode postscript fonts for the three major groupings of styles used by European (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic anyway) type designs: serif, sans-serif and typewriter (or Times, Helvetica and Courier). Monospace is my approximation to Courier. Close examination will reveal that it is a bad copy of courier. Caslon Roman (1992-2001) is a serif font (designed by William Caslon in 1734), it's not a bad copy of Times, it's a bad copy of something else. Caliban is a bad copy of Helvetica. If Microsoft can call their version of Helvetica Arial, then Caliban seems appropriate for mine. Yet another URL.

George Williams is best known as the inventor and creator of FontForge, the biggest and best free font editor today. It made him the darling of the Open Software community. Interview with OSP.

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Geri Osgyan

Aka Gergo Osgyan. During his studies, Geri Osgyan (Szolnok, Hungary) created Mosaic Type (2014) and the monospaced unicase Bauhaus-inspired Student 26 (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gestalten

German foundry, part of Gestalten Designstudio and Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) in Berlin, a company self-described as follows In 1990, industrial design students Markus Hollmann-Loges, Andreas Peyerl and Robert Klanten began to curate and organise prototype design shows commissioned by the worlds biggest consumer fair in Frankfurt in between attending their lectures and writing their dissertations. Very much aware of the limitations of their field of study, they soon moved to Berlin, where they quickly met key people involved in the local Techno and cultural scenes. With the advent of desktop publishing, they formed a loosely organized graphic design agency called Die Gestalten and started designing flyers and posters for clients such as the groundbreaking club Tresor and the annual Loveparade. Its typefaces, by designer:

  • Bowling Club: Victor.
  • Boris Dworschak: Basic, Exakt (stencil), Ikiru Sans (organic).
  • Stefan Gandl: DS Yakuti (experimental).
  • Alexander Puell: dtype (fuzzy typewriter), Online Gothic.
  • Frank Rocholl: Nuri (sans family).
  • Alexander Wise: Mini (hip display sans), Hiploe, Winter (modernistic two-line display face).
  • Marc Schilkowski: Traffic Wide.
  • Soffi Beier: Pemba (connected 50s script), Engel (sans family).
  • Fulguro: Adhesive (octagonal script).
  • Pau Misser: Agrafia (LED simulation), Bustia (futuristic), Escacs, Fastig, Hodierna, Natja, Oliosa, trifasic (futuristic), Quelcome.
  • Clarissa Tossin: Arvore (experimental).
  • Nik Thönen: Regular Cargo (stencil;; the Bold version is free), Blender (sans), Regular (sans).
  • André Nossek: Sassy (2006).
  • Martin Aleith: Boxen, Haudegen (octagonal style), Halunken (rpounded octagonal), Feixen, Braten Fat, Logasmen.
  • Michael Luther: Forza (was: Pilot).
  • Alexander Meyer: Lacrima (typewriter face).
  • Donald Beekman: Beatbox, Breeze.
  • Mika Mischler: Brother (stencil), T-Star Mono Round (monospace).
  • Birte Ludwig: Yogasaan (Indic simulation).
  • Pact: BR Jaeger (gothic).
  • Dimitri Lavrow: Hard Case Striped, Hannover Milennial (sans).
  • Erik Worsoe Eriksen: Friends (sans), Kit Fat.
  • Critzla: Flomaster (with JayOne), Starlet (fifties script), Franz Jaeger (ultra fat).
  • Jutojo: Inbetween (experimental).
  • Alexander Tibus: Wirefox (experimental).
  • Timo Gässner: 123 Naiv (2006).
  • Mutabor: Lingua Digitalis Icon Set (2012).

Free fonts include Regular Cargo Bold by Nik Thoenen, RussianBread, DrEye and Doener Kebap Strong by Lund Sundson, as well as HardCase-Striped by Dimitri Lavrow. New releases. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gianluca Cassioli Qassjo

Italian airline pilot. Designer of the free Slavonic emulation font Tesserale Ecclesiastica (2016, iFontMaker). See also Tesserale Duro and Tesserale Qomfort. In 2017, he designed the rounded monospaced typewriter typeface Typetypo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gino Manicone

Graphic and webb designer in Priverno, Italy. Creator of the monospaced sci-fi typeface HAL 9000 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giovanni Pensa

Pensa proposes a monospaced bitmap version of Verdana, called Veranda Mono (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Giuseppe Errico

Prolific Italian designer of the futuristic monoline typeface GE Mezzano (2008) and the futuristic sans GE Futuribile (2008). He also made the wonderful ink splash connected handwriting typeface ITC Santangeli (2009). Other typefaces: GE Cadeau, GE Elena, ITC Mattia, GE Martora, ITC Ludwig (2001-2002, distressed), GE WM, GE Quest (grunge).

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GNU Freefont (or: Free UCS Outline Fonts)
[Steve White]

The GNU Freefont is continuously being updated to become a large useful Unicode monster. GNU FreeFont is a free family of scalable outline fonts, suitable for general use on computers and for desktop publishing. It is Unicode-encoded for compatability with all modern operating systems. There are serif, Sans and Mono subfamilies. Also called the "Free UCS Outline Fonts", this project is part of the larger Free Software Foundation. Scans: FreeMono, FreeMonoBold, FreeMonoBoldOblique, FreeMonoOblique, FreeSans, FreeSansBold, FreeSansBoldOblique, FreeSansOblique, FreeSerif, FreeSerifBold, FreeSerifBoldItalic, FreeSerifItalic. The original head honcho was Primoz Peterlin, the coordinator at the Institute of Biophysics of the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. In 2008, Steve White took over. Participants and credits, as of the end of 2010, with Unicode range responsibilities:

  • URW++ Design&Development GmbH. URW++ donated a set of 35 core PostScript Type 1 fonts to the Ghostscript project.
    • Basic Latin (U+0041-U+007A)
    • Latin-1 Supplement (U+00C0-U+00FF)
    • Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F)
    • Spacing Modifier Letters (U+02B0-U+02FF)
    • Mathematical Operators (U+2200-U+22FF)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Dingbats (U+2700-U+27BF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice. Yannis Haralambous and John Plaice are the authors of Omega typesetting system, which is an extension of TeX. Its first release, aims primarily at improving TeX's multilingual abilities. In Omega all characters and pointers into data-structures are 16-bit wide, instead of 8-bit, thereby eliminating many of the trivial limitations of TeX. Omega also allows multiple input and output character sets, and uses programmable filters to translate from one encoding to another, to perform contextual analysis, etc. Internally, Omega uses the universal 16-bit Unicode standard character set, based on ISO-10646. These improvements not only make it a lot easier for TeX users to cope with multiple or complex languages, like Arabic, Indic, Khmer, Chinese, Japanese or Korean, in one document, but will also form the basis for future developments in other areas, such as native color support and hypertext features. ... Fonts for UT1 (omlgc family) and UT2 (omah family) are under development: these fonts are in PostScript format and visually close to Times and Helvetica font families.
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Greek (U+0370-U+03FF)
    • Armenian (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF)
    • Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF)
    • Currency Symbols (U+20A0-U+20CF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-A (U+FB50-U+FDFF)
    • Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF)
  • Yannis Haralambous and Wellcome Institute. In 1994, The Wellcome Library The Wellcome Institute for the History of Medicine 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE, England, commissioned Mr. Haralambous to produce a Sinhalese font for them. We have received 03/09 official notice from Robert Kiley, Head of e-Strategy for the Wellcome Library, that Yannis' font could be included in GNU FreeFont under its GNU license: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Young U. Ryu at the University of Texas at Dallas is the author of Txfonts, a set of mathematical symbols designed to accompany text typeset in Times or its variants. In the documentation, Young adresses the design of mathematical symbols: "The Adobe Times fonts are thicker than the CM fonts. Designing math fonts for Times based on the rule thickness of Times =,, +, /, <, etc. would result in too thick math symbols, in my opinion. In the TX fonts, these glyphs are thinner than those of original Times fonts. That is, the rule thickness of these glyphs is around 85% of that of the Times fonts, but still thicker than that of the CM fonts." Ranges: Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF), Mathematical Symbols (U+2200-U+22FF).
  • Valek Filippov added Cyrillic glyphs and composite Latin Extended A to the whole set of the abovementioned URW set of 35 PostScript core fonts, Ranges: Latin Extended-A (U+0100-U+017F), Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Wadalab Kanji Comittee. Between April 1990 and March 1992, Wadalab Kanji Comittee put together a series of scalable font files with Japanese scripts, in four forms: Sai Micho, Chu Mincho, Cho Kaku and Saimaru. The font files were written in custom file format, while tools for conversion into Metafont and PostScript Type 1 were also supplied. The Wadalab Kanji Comittee has later been dismissed, and the resulting files can be now found on the FTP server of the Depertment of Mathematical Engineering and Information Physics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Tokyo: Hiragana (U+3040-U+309F), Katakana (U+30A0-U+30FF). Note that some time around 2009, the hiragana and katakana ranges were deleted.
  • Angelo Haritsis has compiled a set of Greek type 1 fonts. The glyphs from this source has been used to compose Greek glyphs in FreeSans and FreeMono. Greek (U+0370-U+03FF).
  • Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich. In 1999, Yannis Haralambous and Virach Sornlertlamvanich made a set of glyphs covering the Thai national standard Nf3, in both upright and slanted shape. Range: Thai (U+0E00-U+0E7F).
  • Shaheed Haque has developed a basic set of basic Bengali glyphs (without ligatures), using ISO10646 encoding. Range: Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF).
  • Sam Stepanyan created a set of Armenian sans serif glyphs visually compatible with Helvetica or Arial. Range: Armenian (U+0530-U+058F).
  • Mohamed Ishan has started a Thaana Unicode Project. Range: Thaana (U+0780-U+07BF).
  • Sushant Kumar Dash has created a font in his mother tongue, Oriya: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F). But Freefont has dropped Oriya because of the absence of font features neccessary for display of text in Oriya.
  • Harsh Kumar has started BharatBhasha for these ranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
  • Prasad A. Chodavarapu created Tikkana, a Telugu font family: Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F). It was originally included in GNU Freefont, but supoort for Telugu was later dropped altogether from the GNU Freefont project.
  • Frans Velthuis and Anshuman Pandey. In 1991, Frans Velthuis from the Groningen University, The Netherlands, released a Devanagari font as Metafont source, available under the terms of GNU GPL. Later, Anshuman Pandey from Washington University in Seattle, took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found on CTAN. This font was converted the font to Type 1 format using Peter Szabo's TeXtrace and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F).
  • Hardip Singh Pannu. In 1991, Hardip Singh Pannu has created a free Gurmukhi TrueType font, available as regular, bold, oblique and bold oblique form. Range: Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F).
  • Jeroen Hellingman (The Netherlands) created a set of Malayalam metafonts in 1994, and a set of Oriya metafonts in 1996. Malayalam fonts were created as uniform stroke only, while Oriya metafonts exist in both uniform and modulated stroke. From private communication: "It is my intention to release the fonts under GPL, but not all copies around have this notice on them." Metafonts can be found here and here. Ranges: Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F), Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F). Oriya was subsequently dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Thomas Ridgeway, then at the Humanities And Arts Computing Center, Washington University, Seattle, USA, (now defunct), created a Tamil metafont in 1990. Anshuman Pandey from the same university took over the maintenance of font. Fonts can be found at CTAN and cover Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF).
  • Berhanu Beyene, Prof. Dr. Manfred Kudlek, Olaf Kummer, and Jochen Metzinger from the Theoretical Foundations of Computer Science, University of Hamburg, prepared a set of Ethiopic metafonts. They also maintain the home page on the Ethiopic font project. Someone converted the fonts to Type 1 format using TeXtrace, and removed some redundant control points with PfaEdit. Range: Ethiopic (U+1200-U+137F).
  • Maxim Iorsh. In 2002, Maxim Iorsh started the Culmus project, aiming at providing Hebrew-speaking Linux and Unix community with a basic collection of Hebrew fonts for X Windows. The fonts are visually compatible with URW++ Century Schoolbook L, URW++ Nimbus Sans L and URW++ Nimbus Mono L families, respectively. Range: Hebrew (U+0590-U+05FF).
  • Vyacheslav Dikonov made a Braille unicode font that could be merged with the UCS fonts to fill the 2800-28FF range completely (uniform scaling is possible to adapt it to any cell size). He also contributed a free Syriac font, whose glyphs (about half of them) are borrowed from the free Carlo Ator font. Vyacheslav also filled in a few missing spots in the U+2000-U+27FF area, e.g., the box drawing section, sets of subscript and superscript digits and capital Roman numbers. Ranges: Syriac (U+0700-U+074A), Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F), Braille (U+2800-U+28FF).
  • Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek Extended area: (U+1F00-U+1FFF).
  • M.S. Sridhar. M/S Cyberscape Multimedia Limited, Mumbai, developers of Akruti Software for Indian Languages (http://www.akruti.com/), have released a set of TTF fonts for nine Indian scripts (Devanagari, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayalam, Kannada, Bengali, Oriya, and Gurumukhi) under the GNU General Public License (GPL). You can download the fonts from the Free Software Foundation of India WWW site. Their original contributions to Freefont were
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF)
    • Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    • Telugu (U+0C00-U+0C7F)
    • Kannada (U+0C80-U+0CFF)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    Oriya, Kannada and Telugu were dropped from the GNU Freefont project.
  • DMS Electronics, The Sri Lanka Tipitaka Project, and Noah Levitt. Noah Levitt found out that the Sinhalese fonts available on the site metta.lk are released under GNU GPL. These glyphs were later replaced by those from the LKLUG font. Finally the range was completely replaced by glyphs from the sinh TeX font, with much help and advice from Harshula Jayasuriya. Range: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).
  • Daniel Shurovich Chirkov. Dan Chirkov updated the FreeSerif font with the missing Cyrillic glyphs needed for conformance to Unicode 3.2. The effort is part of the Slavjanskij package for Mac OS X. range: Cyrillic (U+0400-U+04FF).
  • Abbas Izad. Responsible for Arabic (U+0600-U+06FF), Arabic Presentation Forms-A, (U+FB50-U+FDFF), Arabic Presentation Forms-B (U+FE70-U+FEFF).
  • Denis Jacquerye added new glyphs and corrected existing ones in the Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F) and IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF) ranges.
  • K.H. Hussain and R. Chitrajan. Rachana in Malayalam means to write, to create. Rachana Akshara Vedi, a team of socially committed information technology professionals and philologists, has applied developments in computer technology and desktop publishing to resurrect the Malayalam language from the disorder, fragmentation and degeneration it had suffered since the attempt to adapt the Malayalam script for using with a regular mechanical typewriter, which took place in 1967-69. K.H. Hussein at the Kerala Forest Research Institute has released "Rachana Normal" fonts with approximately 900 glyphs required to typeset traditional Malayalam. R. Chitrajan apparently encoded the glyphs in the OpenType table. In 2008, the Malayalam ranges in FreeSerif were updated under the advise and supervision of Hiran Venugopalan of Swathanthra Malayalam Computing, to reflect the revised edition Rachana_04. Range: Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F).
  • Solaiman Karim filled in Bengali (U+0980-U+09FF). Solaiman Karim has developed several OpenType Bangla fonts and released them under GNU GPL.
  • Sonali Sonania and Monika Shah covered Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F) and Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF). Glyphs were drawn by Cyberscape Multimedia Ltd., #101, Mahalakshmi Mansion 21st Main 22nd "A" Cross Banashankari 2nd stage Banglore 560070, India. Converted to OTF by IndicTrans Team, Powai, Mumbai, lead by Prof. Jitendra Shah. Maintained by Monika Shah and Sonali Sonania of janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumbai. This font is released under GPL by Dr. Alka Irani and Prof Jitendra Shah, janabhaaratii Team, C-DAC, Mumabi. janabhaaratii is localisation project at C-DAC Mumbai (formerly National Centre for Software Technology); funded by TDIL, Govt. of India.
  • Pravin Satpute, Bageshri Salvi, Rahul Bhalerao and Sandeep Shedmake added these Indic language cranges:
    • Devanagari (U+0900-U+097F)
    • Gujarati (U+0A80-U+0AFF)
    • Oriya (U+0B00-U+0B7F)
    • Malayalam (U+0D00-U+0D7F)
    • Tamil (U+0B80-U+0BFF)
    In December 2005 the team at www.gnowledge.org released a set of two Unicode pan-Indic fonts: "Samyak" and "Samyak Sans". "Samyak" font belongs to serif style and is an original work of the team; "Samyak Sans" font belongs to sans serif style and is actually a compilation of already released Indic fonts (Gargi, Padma, Mukti, Utkal, Akruti and ThendralUni). Both fonts are based on Unicode standard. You can download the font files separately. Note that Oriya was dropped from the Freefont project.
  • Kulbir Singh Thind added Gurmukhi (U+0A00-U+0A7F). Dr. Kulbir Singh Thind designed a set of Gurmukhi Unicode fonts, AnmolUni and AnmolUni-Bold, which are available under the terms of GNU license from the Punjabu Computing Resource Center.
  • Gia Shervashidze added Georgian (U+10A0-U+10FF). Starting in mid-1990s, Gia Shervashidze designed many Unicode-compliant Georgian fonts: Times New Roman Georgian, Arial Georgian, Courier New Georgian.
  • Daniel Johnson. Created by hand a Cherokee range specially for FreeFont to be "in line with the classic Cherokee typefaces used in 19th century printing", but also to fit well with ranges previously in FreeFont. Then he made Unified Canadian Syllabics in Sans, and a Cherokee and Kayah Li in Mono! And never to be outdone by himself, then did UCAS Extended and Osmanya.... What next?
    • Armenian (serif) (U+0530-U+058F)
    • Cherokee (U+13A0-U+13FF)
    • Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (U+1400-U+167F)
    • UCAS Extended (U+18B0-U+18F5)
    • Kayah Li (U+A900-U+A92F)
    • Tifinagh (U+2D30-U+2D7F)
    • Vai (U+A500-U+A62B)
    • Latin Extended-D (Mayanist letters) (U+A720-U+A7FF)
    • Osmanya (U+10480-U+104a7)
  • George Douros, the creator of several fonts focusing on ancient scripts and symbols. Many of the glyphs are created by making outlines from scanned images of ancient sources.
    • Aegean: Phoenecian (U+10900-U+1091F).
    • Analecta: Gothic (U+10330-U+1034F)
    • Musical: Byzantine (U+1D000-U+1D0FF)&Western (U+1D100-U+1D1DF)
    • Unicode: many miscellaneous symbols, miscellaneous technical, supplemental symbols, and mathematical alphanumeric symbols (U+1D400-U+1D7FF), Mah Jong (U+1F000-U+1F02B), and the outline of the domino (U+1F030-U+1F093).
  • Steve White filled in a lot of missing characters, got some font features working, left fingerprints almost everywhere, and is responsible for these blocks: Glagolitic (U+2C00-U+2C5F), Coptic (U+2C80-U+2CFF).
  • Pavel Skrylev is responsible for Cyrillic Extended-A (U+2DEO-U+2DFF) as well as many of the additions to Cyrillic Extended-B (U+A640-U+A65F).
  • Mark Williamson made the MPH 2 Damase font, from which these ranges were taken:
    • Hanunóo (U+1720-U+173F)
    • Buginese (U+1A00-U+1A1F)
    • Tai Le (U+1950-U+197F)
    • Ugaritic (U+10380-U+1039F)
    • Old Persian (U+103A0-U+103DF)
  • Primoz Peterlin filled in missing glyphs here and there (e.g., Latin Extended-B and IPA Extensions ranges in the FreeMono family), and created the following UCS blocks:
    • Latin Extended-B (U+0180-U+024F)
    • IPA Extensions (U+0250-U+02AF)
    • Arrows (U+2190-U+21FF)
    • Box Drawing (U+2500-U+257F)
    • Block Elements (U+2580-U+259F)
    • Geometrical Shapes (U+25A0-U+25FF)
  • Jacob Poon submitted a very thorough survey of glyph problems and other suggestions.
  • Alexey Kryukov made the TemporaLCGUni fonts, based on the URW++ fonts, from which at one point FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek, was drawn. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
  • The Sinhala font project has taken the glyphs from Yannis Haralambous' Sinhala font, to produce a Unicode TrueType font, LKLUG. These glyphs were for a while included in FreeFont: Sinhala (U+0D80-U+0DFF).

Fontspace link. Download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Good Programmer Typeface

A wiki on good typefaces for programming (distinguishing between 0 and O, i, 1 and l, 2 and Z, 5 and S, 8 and B, quotes, and so on, are important issues). As of this writing, the list includes the following, with Andale Mono and Bitstream Vera the clear winners:

  • Andale Mono (by The Monotype Corporation, free from Microsoft)
  • BitstreamVera Sans Mono (by Bitstream, Inc.)
  • Fixedsys or 8514OEM (Windows-specific)
  • JMK/Neep
  • Lucida Console
  • ProFont
  • Trebuchet MS
  • Monaco
  • Computer Modern
  • Proggy Clean, Proggy Square, Proggy Small, and Proggy Tiny
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Good Type Foundry
[Kenneth Knutsen]

Oslo, Norway-based typefoundry, est. 2016. Their typefaces include Agentur, Adieu, Opposit, Plakat Grotesk (2016), Chapter (2017: by Kenneth Knutsen), and Riposte and Riposte Mono (2016: geometric sans typefaces by Kenneth Knutsen). Behance link. Behance link for Kennth Knutsen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Göran Söderström
[Letters from Sweden]

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Graham Savage

Graham savage designed free handwriting fonts FeltPen Monospaced and Gragsie (truetype). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Ponchak
[SINDSINDSIND]

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Griffin Moore
[Pilgrim Fonts]

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Grzegorz Klimczewski
[Fonty PL]

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guentersen

Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create FUSE (based on the work of Neville Brody), ANNA45 (pixel face), ANNA63-Display-small-caps-Regular, ANNA63-small-caps-Regular, ANNA91-regular-Regular, Alto Monospaced (octagonal and monospaced), Alto Capitals Fat (almost pixel version), ANNA Killed (nice fat face), square Out and Square Out2 (pixel typefaces), Coldplay-Semi-Regular (gorgeous piano key font), Coldplay-Small-Caps-Regular, Coldplay-wide-space-Regular, Coldplay-Regular, Frieda-Regular, HAUS-Small-Caps-Regular (interesting pixelized face), guess-who-Regular. In 2009, these were added: Haus (gridded), HausFraktur (gridded blackletter), Cees (dot matrix), Peace (blocky pixels). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gunnlaugur S.E. Briem

Briem is a fantastic Icelandic calligrapher and type designer! Some of his work may be viewed at Adobe, in particular Adobe's multiple master font Briem script. Fonts include BriemGauntlet (1997). He designed BriemTimes in 1990, which was the basis for Times Millenium, used by The Times (read about the controversy at that page). He also made BriemAkademi (1997-2002), BriemGauntlet, BriemMono (2001, typewriter face), BriemOperina and BriemScript.

In 2015, he teamed up with Hasan Abu Afash for the fat calligraphic didone display typeface HS Headline that covers Latin (Briem's contribution) and Arabic (by Afash, based on the simple lines of Naskh calligraphy).

Home page. Books for sale. Keynote speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Günther Flake

German type designer (b. 1951, Hamburg) who co-founded Elsner&Flake in 1986 with Veronika Elsner. There, he designed many typefaces, including EF Renova (2006, a boutique sans; see also Renova Pro, 2016), EF Beasty (1993, with Gisela Will), Bluset EF (2000-2010, a monoline sans family), EF Casanova Script (2006-2007, Petra Beisse; the Pro version in 2015 also had input from Jessica Franke), EF Cash Monospaced (1994), EF Double Pac, EF TV Nord (a sans family), Eurostile Mono, Glaser Stencil, EF KiddingKid, EF Petras Script, EF StealPlate (1994), EF Thordis Mono, EF TwinPick, Versa Old Style EF.

At Apply Design in 1999, he co-designed a nice series of stencil fonts with Sigrid Claessens: WaltonStencil-BlackRough, WaltonStencil-WhiteRough, LaPinaStencil, LasertacStencil, ReedonStencil, RoundedStencil, SerpentineStencil, StencilAntiqua, TeaChestStencil, WesternStencil, AdveraStencil, ArstonStencil, BankStencil-Medium, BankStencil-MediumRough, CaslonFinaStencil-Black, CaslonFinaStencil-BlackRough, ChicoStencil-Rough, ChicoStencil, FerroStencil, GeometricStencil, GlaserStencil, Futura Headline, Futura Index, Futura Text.

In 2010 he created a digital family based on Morris Fuller Benton's Bank Gothic, called Bank Sans EF.

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Haäfe&Haph
[Kyle Jones]

Foundry, est. 2006, by Kyle Jones, a graphic designer and illustrator from Brentwood, TN, who works in Nashville, TN. Their fonts include Milkman (2006, comic book lettering), a perky all-caps sans display typeface with comic book overtones, discussed here (2006). Another comic book typeface is here. And even his fifties-style connected script face (2006) has comic book written all over it. Still in the same style is this connected script face (2007) and this advertising typeface called WIP (2007, an angular script face). Ampersand (2010) has just that, a collection of ampersands.

Typefaces from 2012 include Kaufie (a sans) and Chunks (an angular typeface).

In 2015, he made Another Brush Pen Font, and Milkman (a great comic book font).

In 2016, he designed the wonderfully refreshing Digerati Mono.

Creative Market link. Alternate URL. Older URL. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haley Fiege
[Kingdom of Awesome]

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Hamish Muir
[MuirMcNeil Design Systems]

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Hanken Studio
[Alfredo Marco Pradil]

Graduate of the College of Architecture and Fine Arts, Batangas State University, The Philippines, who has been working as a graphic designer since 2005. He is currently located in Dubai, UAE and is a prolific type designer. His typefaces:

  • HK Sentiments (2018). A neutral / geometric sans.
  • Natrix Sans (2018). A free grotesque family without italics.
  • Reminisce (2018). A Peignotian sans typeface family.
  • Aeon Hexa (2018). Alfredo explains that he tried to amalgamate the features of Helvetica and Cerebri Sans.
  • Acari Sans (2018). A free typeface by Alfredo Marco Pradil (Latin part) and Stefan Peev (Cyrillic portion). Based on HK Grotesk (2015).
  • HK Kontrast (2018). An angular wedge serif typeface.
  • HK Yavimayan (2018). a text typeface with flaring.
  • HK Focus (2017).
  • HK Gothic (2017). Twelve styles.
  • HK Compression (2017). A bold compressed all caps sans.
  • HK Carta (2017). A text typeface with didone elements.
  • HK Spec (2017).
  • HK Zercon (2017). A free sans.
  • HK Concentrate (2017). A sans typeface family.
  • Arlene (2017). A didone typeface family.
  • Barter Exchange (2017).
  • Blocker (2017), a heavy rounded sans.
  • Zwizz (2017). A Swiss typeface family.
  • Cerebri Sans (2017).
  • HK Nova (2017). A geometric sans family inspired by Century Gothic and Futura. The Medium weight is tweetware. See also HK Nova Narrow and HK Nova Rounded.
  • Illuma (2017). A free headline sans typeface.
  • Number 23 (2017). A text typeface family.
  • HK Caslon (2017).
  • Polarity (2017).
  • Placid Amor (2016). Copperplate style.
  • Ludema (2016). A tweetware sans typeface.
  • Alienware (2016). A custom typeface for Dell's Alienware computers.
  • Extremis Compakt (2016). A custom typeface for Extremis.
  • Number 23 (2016). A Caslon-style text family.
  • El Enra Rounded (2016). A condensed headline sans.
  • Faldore (2015-2016). A simple sans typeface family.
  • Hans Grotesque (2016). A sans designed for long texts.
  • Decalotype (2016). A free sans typeface.
  • HK Compakt (2016). Inspired by Akzindenz Grotesk.
  • HK Serif (2016).
  • Jellee (2016). A very soft heavy rounded sans typeface. Download.
  • El Enra (2016). A free bold condensed sans.
  • Type 36 (2016). A clean geometric sans.
  • Arco Perpetuo (2016). A free subtly rounded sans family.
  • Industri (2016). A tweetware sans.
  • Okomito (2016). A sans with large open counters. Okomito Medium is free.
  • Comprehension Semibold (2016).
  • Radnika (2016). Announced as a workhorse sans. Followed in 2017 by Neue Radnika Schriftart, or Radnika Next.
  • Hanken Sans (2016).
  • ADA Hybrid Display (2016).
  • The free geometric sans typeface Orkney (2016, with Samuel Oakes).
  • Caslon OS (2015, Open Font Library).
  • The basic sans typefaces Now (2015, Open Font Library: geometric), Now Alt (2015), Einstellung Schrift (2015, geometric sans), Elenar (2015; and the free Elenar Love), Amicale (2015), HK Explorer (2015), HK Explorer Soft (2015), HK Explorer Sharp (2015), HK Grotesk (2015: free; extended to HK Grotesk Pro in 2016, and HK Grotesk Light in 2017), Industri (2015, caps only headline face), Monoist (2015, monospaced), Glacial Indifference (2015, Bauhaus-inspired), Malakas (2015), Genome (2015) and Gen Light (2014, OFL).
  • Arca Majora (2014) and Arca Majora 2 (2016). A free heavy geometric sans face.
  • SAG Block (2014).
  • Ahamono and Ahamono Monospaced (2012-2015). Originally, this was a free rounded monospace typeface with typewriter features.
  • Neue Hans (2014), Hanken Round (2014, a free rounded sans), Neutrage (2014, a neutral signage sans).
  • Hard Edge (2014). An octagonal typeface.
  • Teknik (2014). A technical sans typeface.
  • Bullet (2014).
  • The grotesk typefaces Primary Hans (2014) and Hans Kendrick (2014) and Neue Hans Kendrick (2016). Both have elements of Avenir and Futura, and are characterized by a relatively small x-height.

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Harold Lohner
[Harold's Fonts]

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Harold's Fonts
[Harold Lohner]

Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:

  • Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
  • Handlettering: Empress Monograms (2014), Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
  • Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
  • Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Blacktop Regular (2014), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
  • Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
  • Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
  • Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
  • Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
  • Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
  • MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
  • Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat typeface based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
  • Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
  • Arabic simulation typefaces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
  • Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation typeface based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
  • Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
  • Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
  • Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
  • Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
  • Fonts made in 2015: Ace of Clubs, Roberta (after Bob Trogman's art nouveau font Roberta, 1962).
  • Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
  • Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
  • Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
  • Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
  • Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco typeface inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
  • Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
  • Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
  • Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style typeface based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
  • Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
  • Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century typeface Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural typeface Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired typeface not unlike Tekton).
  • Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
  • Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
  • Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
  • Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
  • Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
  • Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
  • Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
  • Typefaces from 2012: Albanita (date unclear though), Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).
  • Typefaces from 2015: Gilded Age (inspired by the opening titles of the 1952 French film Casque d'Or.
  • Typefaces from 2016: Mr. Kite (weathered wood type), Schnapps (blackletter), Egyptian Monograms, Bluelakehawk (with Jason Martinez, inspired by Southwest Pueblo pottery patterns and tribal art).

    Typefaces from 2016: Bogo (a digital version of Morris Fuller Benton's Hobo Light, 1915).

  • Typefaces from 2017: Asian Flavor, Time Lock, Flying Circus (a Western style slab serif modeled after Circo, which was made in 1971 by Jan Solpera at Berthold AG), Traftoon (after Howard Allen Trafton's Cartoon (1936)), Art Deco Monograms, Stage Left (with interlocking capitals), Intermittent (experimental: vertical lines only; inspired by West Side Story).
  • Typefaces from 2018: Niche, Licorice Whip, Mineral City (grungy), Cascade Monograms, Trails End (grungy), Maze Monograms, Harmonium, Tidal Wave.

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Hasklig

The Hasklig monospaced programming font family was designed by Paul D. Hunt and Teo Tuominen from 2010-2012. At (Brazilian UI developer) Thiago Lucio Bittencourt's Github site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hederae Creative
[Valerio Dell'Edera]

Talented visual designer in Bari, Italy. Creator of the hand-crafted poster typefaces Neretto Sans (2015, thick and black), Organic Tobacco (2015) and Sensi Bold (2015), and the elegant rubber stamp-inspired Marinaio (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Pervinca (a sharp-edged tall-legged display typeface with wedge serifs that is influenced by didones), Chamfort (12-style sans), Carnot (a slightly rounded partially hipster grotesk titling typeface), Lorano (a typeface inspired by the rationalist and minimalist movements), Marinaio (a hand-crafted poster typeface family inspired by rubber stamps), Fibon Neue (a 32-style modern sans family with Low contrast), Cuciniere (a fun hand-crafted typeface with interlocking ligatures and food icons), Regime Grotesk (influenced by the fascist era in Italy), Scritto Sans, Monique (monospaced and monoline), Abside (a geometric sans), Esther (a hand-crafted antiqua), Fibon Sans and Zenzero Grotesk (tribal and unexpected).

Typefaces from 2017: Liber Text (a geometric sans with circular ink traps), Liber Grotesque (a futurismo sans influenced by Futura and Avenir).

Typefaces from 2018: Montagna LTD (inspired by early twentieth century Italian Arte Nuova and Stile Liberty). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hellmut G. Bomm
[HGB]

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Heloisa Pedroso

Blumenau, Brazil-based designer of the wide monospaced titing typeface Katherine (2016), which was inspired by the shape of a futuristic car. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helsinki Type Studio
[Niklas Ekholm]

Finnish commercial typefoundry, est. 2013 by Niklas Ekholm, Juho Hiilivirta, Jungmyung Lee and Jaakko Suomalainen. The typefaces:

  • Absolution (2016, by Niklas Ekholm). Experimental: Absolution is a pseudorandom typeface for holy scriptures and an ecclesiastical punishment.
  • Bastard Semibold (2012, by Jungmyung Lee).
  • Bookish Book (2011, by Niklas Ekholm).
  • Finlandica (2015, by Juho Hiilivirta, Niklas Ekholm and Jaakko Suomalainen). A custom typeface. Finlandica was commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office as part of a visual identity for Finland. They write: Ink traps like cuts from a blunt ax, makes the typeface reliable in small sizes and gives it character in large headlines. Like the Finnhorse it's a breed suitable both as riding horse and workhorse. Free download.
  • HTS One and HTS One Mono (2016, by Niklas Ekholm and Jaakko Suomalainen). Techno.
  • Leighton (2012, by Niklas Ekholm).
  • Mignon (2011, by Niklas Ekholm).
  • Mogul (2012, by Juho Hiilivirta).
  • Nils (2011-2014, by Niklas Ekholm).
  • Railo Thin (2017, by Juho Hiilivirta). A widely monospaced typeface.
  • Relevant Regular (2011, by Niklas Ekholm and Jaakko Suomalainen).
  • Rodham (2016, by Juho Hiilivirta).
  • Scarla (by Jungmyung Lee).
  • Tyrant (2012, by Juho Hiilivirta).
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Henning Koch

Triskweline is a monowidth Courier replacement for screen and for program output, developed in 2003 by Henning Koch. The truetype conversion is due to Vicki Brown. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henning Krause

Henning Krause (Usingen, Germany) joined Monotype as manager of CP Font Production in Bad Homburg, Germany. Before that, Krause designed the FF Magda Clean family (FontFont) and FF Zwo (with Joerg Hemker). Various sources have FF Magda Clean (+Mono) designed by Cornel Windlin (of Lineto) in 1995 and others by Windlin jointly with Critzler and Henning Krause. FF Zwo (2002) is by Henning Krause and Joerg Hemker. For corporations, he digitized typefaces, designed new ones, and modified existing ones for special purposes. He founded Formgebung in Berlin-Mitte in 1993. His digitizations/modifications include the Dr. Oetker Headline face, the Commerzbank sans family, ITS Gothic, and Ikea-Medium. Original types include AMS Headline and the Chio Font System, both designed from existing logotypes. His fonts Trivia-Regular (2006) and Trivia-Pict (2006), both published with Fontshop, could at one point be downloaded from DaFont [link died]. Monotype link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Henning von Vogelsang

Designer who was based in Zurich and is now in London. In 2013, he started work on the sans family Hikari. He writes: Before the Haas Type Foundry released Helvetica in 1957, constructivist sans serif fonts were classified as Grotesk, a term that reflected the dismissive notion of typesetters in previous times. It was Art Deco and the Bauhaus movement, along with modernist architecture, fresh ideas and stricter shapes in interior design, a style influenced by industrial and technological developments, that made Grotesk fonts more popular over time. Ever since the introduction of Helvetica Neue, classicistic sans serif fonts have been domineered by this Swiss style. Over the last six decades, typesetters, designers and typographers remembered and used other constructivist sans serif styles, like Futura and Neuzeit. In the late 1980s, American classics like Trade Gothic and Franklin Gothic were used again in Advertising, so the American newspaper title style has been a second strong influence on sans serif fonts and Adrian Frutiger’s typeface for the Parisian airport, Frutiger, sparked a rennaissance of humanist sans serif fonts. It seems impossible to reimagine a constructivist or classicistic sans serif without taking one of these previous styles in account. However, its tone of voice can still be different. [..] We interpret new things with the language we learned from existing things. It's interesting to see how typefaces like Helvetica Neue gained popularity in Japan, a country and culture that in the last century stood for discipline, strictness, but also beauty and simplicity in design and architecture. But it was used for English words, an inspill of Western influenced cultural elements, or the Japanese interpretation of those elements. Hikari is a font with a Japanese touch. It is primarily a Latin font with no relations to Hiragana, Kanji or Katagana. And yet, the sense for proportions, a strict architecture and its overall feeling transmits a faint memory of Japanese post war culture assimilating and accumulating Western typography.

In 2014, he created the monospaced programming font Bot Mono.

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HGB
[Hellmut G. Bomm]

HGB is Helmut G. Bomm's design studio. Bomm was born in 1948 in Backnang, Baden-Württemberg. Stuttgart-based type designer who publishes his type designs with Linotype and URW++.

Catalog of some of his typefaces:

Exposition of his work in 2004 (site includes a bio). Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. View Hellmut Bomm's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hilgraeve Inc

Monroe, WI-based company which offers HyperFont (1993), a free monosapaced slashed zero font designed for showing computer code. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)
[Dimitre Lima]

Dimitre Lima is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1979) who created a few typefaces in his Fluid Typeface Project in 2005. In 2005, Dimitre Lima set up DMTR.ORG and started selling his fonts at MyFonts. These include O AFerrugem (unicase, techno), Opus (2005, a computer-look modular sans), Gatu (2005, futuristic semicircle face), Clave de Fá (2006, experimental), O Geena (2007, straight-lined outlines), Arame (2006, an octagonal family including a stencil version), Velocipede (2009) and O Decomputer (techno sans).

In 2010, he started HiType [initial catalog].

Typefaces from 2012 include Geena Mono (a techno or programming monospaced font).

In 2015, he created the metalband typeface Metal.

HypeForType link. Klingspor link.

View Dimitre Lima's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Holy Black Cat

Russian designer of the 12px / 9pt monospaced octagonal Latin / Cyrillic raster font CatV 6x12 9 Normal (2015, free at Open Font Library). [Google] [More]  ⦿

House of Burvo
[Matthew Burvill]

House of Burvo is the UK-based foundry of Matthew Burvill (b. 1984, Kent, UK) located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. His typefaces:

  • Big Softie (2011). A fat round bubble gum typeface destined to become a hit. It is Burvill's most popular typeface.
  • Checks (2010). Patterns for checks.
  • FreeDee (2010). A 3d typeface.
  • GHS (2010). GHS stands for Geometric Hairline Serif. It is influenced by the didone style.
  • Links (2010, modular).
  • NK Fracht Round and NK Fracht Square (2010). An octagonal typeface family.
  • Neue Konstrukteur Round and Neue Konstrukteur Square (2010, an engineered, mechanical typewriter font).
  • Poster Hand (2010).
  • Sequencia (2011). A monospace and semi-monospace typeface done at Die Gestalten.
  • This collection of typefaces from 2007: Angel of Death (techno), Architect, Baby's Definate Hit (art deco heavy stencil), Beauty Full (rounded), Burvo (art deco stencil), Bürvo Konstrukteur (octagonal), Indivisual (art deco stencil), Killer (octagonal), Neg Space (pixelish), Optical (geometric, experimental), PUMP (ultra black art deco).

MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link.

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Howard G. Bud Kettler

Designer from Lexington, KY, (1919-1999), most famous for creating Courier for IBM in 1955. some sources clain that he created the monospaced Prestige Elite (1953; see here) for the IBM Selectric typewriters. But evidence points more in the direction of Clayton Smith. URW has a digital version of Prestige Elite. Blurb in German.

Courier has seen many digital implementations. Excellent free ones include URW Nimbus Mono L and TeXGyre Cursor (2007). Courier 10 Pitch is a digital family by Bitstream. The Apple system font Courier is a 1990 typeface by Bitstream. Kettler (2002) is by Eric Olson. Courier New (2000) is published by Microsoft, with the help of Adrian Frutiger. The free Courier Prime family by Alan Dague Greene (2013) was specially designed for screenwriters.

A student in Uberlandia, Brazil, Patrick Gouvea, created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to Kettler.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View some digital typefaces created by or related to Howard Kettler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

HP FontSmart Fonts Section

Free Hewlett-Packard TrueType fonts: Bodoni, Ozzie Black, Garamond, Euro Sign, Euro Sign Mono, Dark Courier. Fonts are gone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hrefna Sigurðardóttir

Illustrator and designer in Reykjavik. Creator of the Replica font system in 2012. She writes: The font Replica was made in 2011 in a course taught by Amundi Sigurðasson. The font is based on two very different typefaces called Autoscape and History. Autoscape is very robotic monospace font and History is a font that consists of 20 layers, each representing a different period in type history. Replica is a monospace typeface that has seven layers that can be rearanged in any way, styles ranging from robotic to romantic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hubert and Fischer
[Sebastian Fischer]

Founded by Philipp Hubert (based in New York) and Sebastian Fischer (based in Stuttgart), Hubert & Fischer is a design studio with offices in New York and Stuttgart, Germany with a global client base. The studio specializes in creating editorial design, type design, visual identity, print, application, websites and e-commerce design from concept to production.

Google Creative Lab approached them to design a typeface for the branding of the Rubik's Cube Exhibition "Beyond Rubik's Cube" the Liberty Science Center, Jersey City. They designed a slightly rounded heavyweight font (Rubik, 2015, Rubik One, 2014, and Rubik One Mono, 2014) in which the letters fit perfectly in a single cubelet of the Rubik's Cube. The font was expanded to include Cyrillic and Hebrew characters for the exhibition. Free downloads at Google Web Fonts (see also here) and Open Font Library. Rubik One was created by Elvire Volk Leonovitch under the art direction of Hubert and Fischer. Bickerton (q2014) is a rhombic typeface.

Other commissioned typefaces: Dumpling Grotesk (based on a hand-painted sign of a Chinese restaurant in New York and characterized by a two-legged m), Bickerton (based on the work of artist Ashley Bickerton), Akzidenz Grotesk Mono, Unterwirt Regular, Cold Comfort (2010, a sharp-edged typeface for the exhibition catalogue Cold Comfort of artist Rudolf Reiber), Stripe (by Sebastian Fischer: A signage system typeface developed for the high school Quinta das Flores in Coimbra, Portugal), EDP (by Sebastian Fischer: a thick geometric sans for Latin, Chinese, Hindi and Cyrillic), Oberkofler (a pixel script for the publication Blut im Schuh for artist Gabriela Oberkofler), Tiptop (a sans designed as headline for the publication Jugend Forscht), Morus (a hipster typeface family), Swollen.

Behance link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hugo Goeldner
[Codeluxe]

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Hungarumlaut (was: Cila Design)
[Adam Katyi]

Adam Katyi, who hails from Sopron, Hungary, has three degrees. He has a BA from the University of West Hungary at Institute of Applied Arts, Sopron in 2010, and an MA from Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest in 2012. In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014 Adam founded his own type foundry, Hungarumlaut. Between 2015 and 2016 he worked for Miles Newlyn at Newlyn Ltd, as a part time font engineer and type designer. Since 2014, he teaches at the Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University. He is currently located in Graz, Austria. His typefaces:

  • In 2009, he created 9Pixel.
  • In 2010, he designed a typeface called Ringua, and the great Totfalusi Sans Serif, his BA final project at Sopron's Institute of Applied Art.
  • In 2012: Ursin (techno, octagonal), Ursin Rounded.
  • His KABK graduation typeface is a large sans typeface family, Westeinde, which has caption, text and display subfamilies, and weights going from hairline to black. The geometric family shows influences from Bauhaus and constructivism. In addition to being drop-dead gorgeous, this family has optical sizes as well.
  • In 2013, Adam Katyi created Gewaard, an interpretation of Halfvette Aldine, shown in the Lettergieterij Amsterdam specimen of ca. 1906. This didone with bracketed serifs was a revival project at KABK under the guidance of Paul van der Laan.
  • Also in 2013, he published Infinity Space Icons.
  • Nubu (2014). A thin fashion mag sans custom made for the fashion design group NUBU.
  • Telkmo: A Custom font by Adam Katy and Miles Newlyn for Telkom South-Africa.
  • In 2015, he designed the monospaced typeface Menoe Grotesque for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, which was inspired by an old Continental typewriter. Menoe can be used as a programming font.
  • Ost (2016). A custom typeface for Ost Konzept, is a clothing brand established in 2016 in Hungary by Aron Sasvari and Oliver Lantos, and named after the German word for East, as a symbol of the formerly isolated Eastern-European reality, the results a disorted viewpoint of fashion.
  • Magen. Magen is a one-style, headline typeface with translation contrast, based on sketches with a broad-edged pen. A custom design for The Revere, a bi-weekly, student-run, foreign affairs periodical.
  • For the Laszlo Moholy-Nagy Design Grant (named after Bauhaus artist Laszlo Moholy-Nagy), he created the inktrapped custom typeface Mohol in 2017.
  • Kleine Titel is a custom typeface for the Styrian Kleine Zeitung daily newspaper.
  • Laslo (2018) is a sans typeface with variable widths. It was inspired by the letter a of a Bauhaus Tapetenmusterbuch from 1934.

Behance link for Cila Design. Cila Design. Behance link for Hungarumlaut. Type Today link. Yet another Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

HV Font

HV Font (or High Visibility Font) sells truetype and FON-format fonts that simulate system fonts. Included are the HVTerm series, and the HV Edit series. These fonts are all monospaced. Other series: HVRaster, HVEdit, HVPrint. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hylton Adam Revell

Designer and illustrator in Cape Town, South Africa. He created the artsy deco typeface Minimal Grotesque Mono (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

iA Writer Duospace
[Oliver Reichenstein]

The iA Fonts are free fonts that are part of the (commercial) iA Writer software package. They were made by Oliver Reichenstein in 2017 and include iA Writer Duospace. It's a modification of Mike Abbink's IBM Plex font. The name Duospace refers to the small change from monospaced type. Wide letters like w and m take 150% of their standard space, while all other letters are monospaced. Dedicated discussion.

iA creates digital products and runs small design studios in Tokyo, Berlin, and Zurich that serve clients around the globe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IBM Plex
[Mike Abbink]

A large free font family created by Mike Abbink and Bold Monday (Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen) for IBM's new corporate identity in 2017. It includes the IBM Plex Sans, IBM Plex Serif and IBM Plex Mono subfamilies. Aneliza (2018) is a fork that has a single storey g in the italics.

A later modification / fork is Perplexed by Peter Hull in 2018.

Github link. IBM link. Direct download at Github. CTAN link. Local download. IBM Plex Mono at Google Fonts. IBM Plex Sans at Google Fonts. IBM Plex Sans Condensed at Google Fonts. IBM Plex Serif at Google Fonts. CTAN link for TeX support.

IBM Plex won an award at TDC Typeface Design 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idealphabet
[Alexander Aeschbach]

Idealphabet was founded in 2008 by Alexander Aeschbach (Zurich, Switzerland), who studied at ECAL (Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne). It sells these typefaces: Arc (a minimalistic hairline sans), Encyclo (slab serif), Wurst, Equilibrium (serif face), Signalo (humanist sans family), Element (monospaced typewriter face), Eckig (experimental), Optional. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignacio Casco

London, UK-based designer of Wyde (2017, a wide all caps slab serif), Poliveau (2017, text typeface), Mindwash (2017, stencil), and Furtive Mono Sans, Slab and Code (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilott Type
[Andrew Bellamy]

British born designer Andrew Bellamy worked for agencies in London, Oslo, and Miami, and is currently developing various global brands as Design Director at JKR in New York City. He created 64-SRC (2017), a rare condensed monospace font inspired by IBM's Selectric type from the 1960s.

His 57 Nao (2016) is a revival of a Japanese typewriter font from the 1950s called Messenjaa. They explain: Designed in 1950s Japan by Okanao & Kushiro, the perfect partnership until artistic temperaments drove them apart. The duo spent years crafting the font with the working title Messenjaa, Okanao bringing technical expertise to craft letterforms, while Kushiro made it his life, obsessively working late into the night to check pages for errors. For him the project was never about making money, it was an artistic endeavor to reprint the great Western works of literature. When he found out Okanao had secretly sold the rights of the font for use as a logo for a major Japanese manufacturer, Kushiro burned all evidence of the designs in a fit of passionate fury. The two reportedly never spoke again. Messenjaa was thought lost forever until a type specimen was discovered in a vintage typewriter box bought on eBay. Now redrawn and available as 57-nao, a faithful and beautifully crafted monospace characterized by what is considered Okanao's defining moment, the angular loop on the lowercase a.

52-Kfx (2017) is an extra tall sans typeface.

35-FTR (2017) was custom drawn specifically for the book Analogue Photography which required the timeless elegance of Futura and the compact utilitarian typesetting of Helvetica.

In 2018, he designed the fashion mag typefaces 19Pra and Coutura Sans. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Intaglio

Prolific designer of these typefaces at FontStruct in 2008: Mausoleum, Quarantino, Strontium (heavy octagonal), Redactor (inline; athletic lettering), Coppertones, Copperthief Gothic, Disarticulate, Adamantine, Spindlery, Thalamicus, Monolog, Abstruction, Banned Rotunda, Less Rotunda, Blabbermouth, Hackney, Circumfence, Circle Play, Outlandish, Cannibaal, Valedictory, Hegemony, Sansibal, Shoptima, Toobatu, Dwarven, Evonce, Magog, Fuego, Empyreus, Upscale, Quickie, Svengali, Amanuensis (hairline), Whitechapel, Interzone, Annexia, Mugwump, Misterioso, Slitcom, Mud Indigo, Integer, Optimist, Interim, Tredd (athletic lettering face), Brilliant Corners, Palimpsest, Trudge Fix, Plangent Shaven, Plain James Bond, Spikeful, Plain James, Portia, Juliette, Rotunda One, Dystopian, Fed Up, Mag Lev, Eensy, Simpatico, Afterburn, Fongeray, Less-Sirvere, Levio-sah, Oddity-oldstyles, Planar-light, Plangent, Plangent-semi-serif, Plangent-shaven, Prester-John, Spin Doctrine, Tabula, X-Sirvere, abricado, aubrey, chunki-phat, chunki-slim, chunki, cold-shoulders, emerald-city, epistrophy, experiment, flawa-pawa, fongamatah, gematria-experiment1, gematria, malinki, massif, modnera, nutty-slab, okey-dokey, patina, planar-book, planar, plangent, simplex-b, slantfest, slinky, solidad, solitude, souvlaki, space-oddity, spin-doctrine, splayful, too-much-caffeine, travelclock-alt, travelclock, tredd, trudge-fix, Zinzan (blocky headline face), Sir Vere (haha---he writes A Bodoni that won't take its meds; still, a great-looking simulation of Bodoni's balls), More Sirvere and Less Sirvere (derived from Sir Vere), Ugly Beauty, Tito Puente, Plain James Bold (octagonal), and First Sampler.

Faces from 2009: Infrastruct Hairline, Untag, Scansion, Manganesi, Curly Queues, Culdeslack, Clerestory, Snurkle, Arabica, Mishmash, Processor, Insomnia, Spatial Test, Furtiva, Wedgistry, Semiotica, Prince Edward, Imprimatur, Reverie, Spikenard (octagonal), Brusque (heavy slab serif), Flikki Crude, Crudenza, Arvid, Makizmo (black mechanical), Purdy, Whaddya, Timaru, jehoshophat, Octane, Purdy, spikenard, Slabba Dabba Doo, Attempa, Meshugge, Shvoss, Ruffian, Leterodoxi, Anuva, Jehoshophat, Octane, Tagliana (typewriter style), Mocktura (fat octagonal), Pustulate, Fuego, Souvlaki, Palimpsest, Onsquared (about which he writes Please excuse the X. He badly needs to go for a pee), Octavia (octagonal art deco face), Queasy Peasy, Slubgob, Squibnib, Micro Splotchika, Mixter (octagonal), Odile, Transept.

Typefaces from 2010: Ropey Sans, Compositor, Dooble Trouble, Flopsical, Dulcet, Sprig Latin, Flux, Yabadaba, Holdem (Western style), Elvira (octagonal), Adhoc, Little Schema, Fiddledy-Dee, Triplecheck, Rusty Blades, Crudenza, Zingaling (kitchen tile), Ornery, Strictly Boardroom, Serif Test, Merenge, Ugly Sister, Cholestera (heavy mechanical face), Prefab.

Production in 2011: Albedo (Egyptian), Candyrock Mountain, Cooperite (Cooper Black relative), Ran Tan, Rangitoto (fat, almost-blackletter face), This Little Piggy, Boxica (an angry angular face), Carpathian (almost blackletter), Kinnybuns (almost art deco), Wallachia (stencil blackletter), Ubend (organic, almost LED face), Quickstep, Basket Case, Flik Flack, Effigy, Laguna, Barbary.

Typefaces from 2012: Vertical Hold, Heresy Arcfun (a play on positive and negative spaces), Morphology (wide elliptical display face), Sausinges.

Typefaces from 2013: Chinoiserie. [Google] [More]  ⦿

International Standards Organisation

Swiss organization which in the type world is best known for its simple monoline rounded typeface Isonorm proposed in 1980. The font is appropriate for drafting and architectural purposes, as well as for technical charts and graphics. This typeface was digitally implemented by many, including:

  • Isonorm D by URW.
  • Isonorm by Linotype.
  • Isonorm MN by Mecanorma.
  • Isonorm EF (Elsner & Flake).
  • Isonorm SB (2004, by Scangraphic).
  • FF Isonorm by Robert Kirchner (1992-1993). In four weights and with a monospaced option.
  • Isotope (2012) by Fabio Duarte Martins (Scannerlicker). This is the largest collection. While all others have one or at most two weights, Scannerlicker offers 18 weights.
  • Iso Metrix NF (2012) by Nick Curtis.
  • Instant Schrift (2000) by Edgar Walthert. This is a redesign of Isonorm 3098 matching the radical restrictions of the Instant design-manual.
  • Isonorm by Infinitype.
  • PF Isotext Pro (2005, Panos Vassiliou, Parachute). A Latin / Greek family based on Isonorm.
View some digital fonts based on Isonorm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Iñigo Jerez Quintana
[Textaxis]

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Ipanema Gráfica
[Rubén Prol]

Ruben Prol is based in A Coruña, Spain. He used to run Ipanema Gráfica, a Brazilian photoblog site, where original fonts such as Rita (2010, slabby), Comic Arousa (2007), Nantronte (2005), Velvet Illusions (2005, retro futuristic), Vila Morena (2006), Johnyokonysm (2005), As pedras da Belle Otero (2006, an artsy pixel font), Milocha (2010, sans), Rita (2010, slab serif), and Marela (2005) may be found.

Rubén Prol created the sans face Carme (2011), which is free at Google Font Directory. Ancient Galician stone inscriptions led Prol to design Uralita (2012, +Bold, 2013), which is also free.

In 2016, he designed the soccer shirt lettering typeface Hibernia, and the multilined Starman. In 2014, he designed the custom soccer shirt typeface RCD Carme Condensed for the new (2014-2015) RC Deportivo kits.

Typefaces from 2017: Chuca Mono, Lordela (an angular German expressionist typeface), Abisinia (a unicase poster font).

Dafont link. Behance link. Old URL. Behance link for Ruben Prol. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ISIA Urbino
[Luciano Perondi]

Italian Institute with type classes led by Luciano Perondi. Aka Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. In 2008, they made the typewriter typeface Lekton (free), about which they write: The typeface has been designed at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis). Lekton is inspired by some of the typefaces used on the Olivetti typewriters. We thank Gianmaria Capello for his precious support. This typeface has been designed in 8 hours. Lekton is an open source project to which other people are invited to contribute. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Google Fonts link. Between 2008 and 2010, the following people contributed: Paolo Mazzetti, Luciano Perondi, Raffaele Flato, Elena Papassissa, Emilio Macchia, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, Riccardo Lorusso, Sabrina Campagna, Elisa Ansuini, Mariangela Di Pinto, Antonio Cavedoni, Marco Comastri, Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Daniele Capo, Jan Henrik Arnold. Minimal adaptations of Lekton (like a dotted zero) led to Lekton Code (2017), a programming font.

In 2009, this was followed by another open source type family, Titillium, a clean organic sans that became quite popular. This huge typeface family made it to Google Web Fonts in 2012. The team says: The aim of the project is the creation of a collective fonts released under OFL. Each academic year, a dozen students work on the project, developing it further and solving problems. Any type designer interested in the amendment or revision of Titillium is invited to co-operate with us, or develop their own variants of the typeface according to the terms specified in the Open Font license. Besides Luciano Perondi, people involved in the direction of the project include Marcello Signorile, and Manuel Zanettin. Diego Gusti developed the first prototype of Titillium.

ISIA Urbino used to hold type design workshops. Examples: a monogram done in 1997-1998 by Michela Beccacece, another monogram from 1997-1998, the techno outline face Oracle (2002-2003) by Daniele Frattolin, Annamaria Mileo, Laura Testasecca, and Violetta Troina, Broderbund (2002-2003) by Laura Agostinelli, Francesca Ballarini, Elvira Pagliuca, and Alice Silvestri, the slab typeface Vivitar (2003-2004) by Alessandra Bicchi, Claudio Collina, Cinzia Quaglia, Margherita Vecchi, Dario Volpe, and Diego Zappelli, the futuristic typeface Syntellect (2002-2003) by Alessia Travaglini, Denis Imolesi Faraoni, Luca Piraccini, and Marco Comastri, the techno typeface Aspes (2003-2004) by Bisiac, Caroni and Comelli, the StarTrek typeface Fieldcrest (2002-2003) by Alessandra Schweiggl, Cornelia Hasler, Luca, and Giovanni Munari, the heavy display caps typeface Sharp (2003-2004) by Caterina Fattori, Marta Lettieri, Antonella Lorenzi, Alice Piazzi, and Roberta Paolucci, the typeface Canon (2002-2003) by Sonia Cattaneo, Sivia Pignat, Giulia Rizzini, and Claudia Stefanelli that was based on the logotype for Canon, the futuristic typeface Air New Zealand (2002-1003) by Chiara Cardascia, Giovanni Munari, Elisa Pellacani, and Susanna Tosatti.

Fontsy link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

J. K. Tuttle

Designer of the Courier-like font ISIJRoman (1992). Click on "nouvpolices.zip ancpolices.zip". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Usine
[SMeltery Fonts]

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Jackson Watkins

Birmingham, AL-based designer of Bauhalphabet (2015), Standard Gothic (2015) and New Condensed Sans Serif (2015). In 2018, he designed the free typeface Bauhaus Display Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Ritt

During his studies in Vienna, Austria, Jacob Ritt created the alchemic typeface Tapir (2013), which he desribes as follows: Tapir is a monospaced, post-contemporary, runic, angular, weird, font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques Le Bailly
[Baron von Fonthausen]

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Jacques Paris
[MapInfo related programs]

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Jake Sherwood

Bisbee, AZ-based designer of the free monospaced 8x8 pixel font Mia Monospace (2015). Aka Red Fox J. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakub Samek

Jakub Samek (b. 1988) studied at the Art High School of Vaclav Hollar and now continues his studies at the Studio of Typography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is a co-founder of studio Mütanta (2011). At Briefcase Type, he published the monospace typeface BC Reformulate (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James E. Murphy

Berlin-based designer of Fuzztura Mono (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Grieshaber
[Typeco]

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James Walker Puckett
[Dunwich Type Founders]

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Jan Fromm

Jan Fromm (b. 1976, Berlin) is a freelance graphic designer who has studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. He works in the fields of illustration, web, corporate and type design for several firms in Berlin. Since 2004 he has worked for Luc(as) de Groot at FontFabrik.

He created the legible and very simple sans family Camingo (2006: 7 weights, 56 styles in all; read comments), Camingo Dos (2008, 28 styles, elliptic roundings), CamingoDos Condensed and SemiCondensed (each with a further 28 styles), Camingo Dos Office (2011), Camingo Code (2013, a free family for programming), Camingo Mono (2013) and Camingo Slab (2017).

Rooney (2010) is a warm rounded serif family. Rooney Sans (2012) is a rounded humanist sans.

In 2015, he published the 16-style sturdy subtly stressed sans family Komet (and Komet Pro).

FontHaus link. . Behance link.

View Jan Fromm's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jan Gerner
[Yanone]

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Jan Skrzypek

Minden, Germany-based designer of the monospaced sans typeface Simplicity (2015) and the pointy terminal sans Finca NY (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jany Belluz

French creator of the Latin / Greek programming font Comic Sans Neue Mono (2013, free at OFL). Predictably, within one week, Jany was forced to rename that typeface Cosmic Sans Neue Mono, and then a third time to Fantasque Sans Mono (2014). Github link. Jany explains: Inspirational sources include Inconsolata and Monaco. I have also been using Consolas a lot in my programming life, so it may have some points in common. Github link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Aitcheson

Jason Aitcheson (b. Glasgow) grew up in Glasgow. He graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design. He started an apprenticeship at The Northern Block in 2013. In 2014, The Northern Block published his first typeface, Rein Grotesk (a grotesk with elliptical curvature). He also created Aina and Aina Mono (2014, advertized as free, but I could not find any way to download it).

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Javier Cos
[Crestaco]

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Jérémie Hornus
[Black Foundry]

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Jérémie Nuel

Jérémie Nuel studied graphic design at Strasbourg (France). Afterwards he worked as an independent graphic designer in Lyon (France) for three years. He created BlueMono and Octogone in 2009. Blue Not Mono (2013) is the proportionally spaced version.

Volcano Type link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean Böhm

Konstanz (and before that, Frankfurt), Germany-based designer of JB Berlin (2015), an experimental typeface that is based on Berlin's map. In 2018, he designed the sans typeface family Regina, which includes Regina Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-François Porchez
[Porchez Typofonderie]

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Jeff Kellem
[Slanted Hall]

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Jerry Fitzpatrick
[Software Renovation Corporation]

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Jerz Stach
[Spinefonts]

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Jesse Merrell

Graphic designer in Los Angeles, who created Direction Slab (2012), and Utility Mono (2012, squarish, monospaced and monoline). Substitution Code (2012) is an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Lyles
[Bitstream Vera Fonts]

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Jim Lyles

Bitstream designer (b. 1955) who lives in Michigan City, IN. At Bitstream, he did in-house work, and had his signature on Candy Bits (1996, an M&M simulation font), Prima Sans (1998), Prima Serif (1998), Prima Sans Monospace (Bitstream, with Sue Zafarana, 1998) and Bitstream Vera (2003).

According to Lyles, Bitstream Vera is actually a detuned Bitstream Prima. Gnome asked that we modify some of the characters in the monospace, particularly for coding legibility. We added a center dot to the zero and modified the lcase l to distinquish it from the figure one. Although I designed Vera (Prima), it was actually Sue Zafarana who adapted it to a mono version, at times a very challenging task. The Vera fonts are also here.

Vera Sans is at the basis of Menlo (2009), a Snow Leopard system font, about which Apple writes: Apple's Menlo is based upon the Open Source font Bitstream Vera and the public domain font Deja Vu.

He revived some Filmotype fonts from the 1950s: Filmotype Jade (2012, based on an original connected script typeface from 1955), Filmotype Reef (2011), Filmotype MacBeth (2007), and Filmotype Austin (2009, brush face).

In 2012, he created a gracious upright script face, Stalemate, which can be downloaded from Google Web Fonts.

The upright connected script Grand Hotel (2012, Google Web Fonts, with Brian Bonislawsky for Astigmatic) finds its inspiration from the title screen of the 1937 film "Cafe Metropole" starring Tyrone Power. The free Rum Raisin was published at Astigmatic One Eye.

Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).

At Hamilton Wood Type, he designed HWT Roman Extended Fatface (2014), which is based on 19th century didone wood styles.

In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman and the techno typeface Offroad at Grype.

In 2018, he published the connected script typeface Michiana Pro at BluHead Studio.

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Jim Marcus

American type designer at [T-26]. Catalog of Jim Marcus's typefaces: ABS, Acetone, Aeos, Aerator, Airflo, AlbanyTelegram, AlquitoCCCP, Ambex (2004, futuristic, with nice dingbats), Aquabus (2004, multilined, op art), Aquiline (2007), Aquiline Master (renaissance script), Arete-Mono, Aviator, Axiom, BonGuia, CalculusRegular, Carnival, CartographersWheel, Coaxial, Detailles, Django-Bold, Dumaigne, Echoplex, Entelliant UK Bit (2004, dot matrix face), Eraser, Eremaeus (used for the movie Underworld Evolution), EscalidoStreak, FGrooveSeventyNine, FedorovAnglo, FgrooveEighty, GeistBold, Geminix (2004), Generator, Glue, GlueStix, Grenoway, Guerilla Dub (2004), HelterSkelter, HypercellHelix, InAscorbicAcid, InAspartame, InPotassiumCarbonate, InSodiumBenzoate, InXanthumGum, Innocence, IsoOpto-Regular, JuliaBook, Kode, Krane, Kurusu (1994, Japanese dingbats), LaFigura, LassigueDMato (1996, handwriting in the style of Treefrog, 1996), LexigraphA, LexigraphB, LexigraphC, Liefendre, MagyarPosta, Masoch-Dirach, MaxiGroove, Milagro, Montenegro, Octopus84, OctopusCentennial, Opaque (1996, T26, artistic letters!), Oscillator, Pacific, Phlax, PhlaxCyrillic, PolytoneReliant, Prophecy, PulsarGClass, PulsarNClass, QuadChannelTwo, QuadEq, QuadPolyphony, RegalloAPlaya, Registration (1995, a beautiful cross-hair dingbat face), Resbaloso, Retcon-SquareTwentyFiveOblique, RolandTR909, SW7, Scorpio, Seppuku, SerapisCaps, SkreechCaps, TaserRound (pixel font), TempoCCCP, Tempus Gothic (2004), TenkoQualgeist, Thessaly, Tiraso-AndanteThin, Toreador, TruStarImperial, VariatorTwo, Vishido, VoiturePlat, ZavTone, DigitalWaste, IDE, Uniglow, Velocity, Zavtone (2005, fifties style). At Plazm, he published EscalidoGothico (1994), EscalidoStreak (1994).

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Joachim Müller-Lancé
[kame Design (was: kametype)]

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Joan A. Alegret
[Tipomnatica (was: La Tipomatika)]

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Joe Treacy
[Treacyfaces]

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Joel Lozano
[Forma & Co]

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Joern Oelsner

Jörn Oelsner (b. 1981, Flensburg, Germany) is a German type and graphic designer based first in Antwerp, Belgium, and later in Vegby, Sweden, and Ulricehamn, Sweden. He graduated at the Design Factory International in Hamburg, Germany. While studying he worked for URW++, Hamburg. After graduation he worked in several graphic design studios in Europe. His own design studio is OE Design. He mainly develops corporate typefaces, and now lives in Ulricehamn / Gothenburg, Sweden.

Some of his projects are the corporate typeface of Sport 2000 (in cooperation with URW++, Hamburg), the corporate typeface of the Andorra Telecom SOM and the corporate typeface of the National Television and Radio Spain RTVE (both in cooperation with Summa, Barcelona).

His type designs at URW++ include Ruca (2010, blackletter), Neustadt (2010, URW++: a legible elliptical monoline sans family, which was originally designed as a corporate font for Sport 2000), Stina (2012, a stitch font done for profonts), Ribera (2012, a contemporary sans) and Bloket Pro (2013: a piano key typeface).

In 2014, he created the layered typeface family Graphique Pro Next (Profonts), which is a revival and extension of the famous Graphique Pro designed in 1945 by Hermann Eidenbenz.

His main contribution in 2015 is the 20-style URW Geometric typeface family, which is modeled after the German geometric typefaces from the 1920s. In 2016, he added URW Geometric Condensed and URW Geometric Extended to that family.

Typefaces from 2018: URW Dock (a contemporary geometric type family inspired by the square sans typefaces of the 60s, and in particular Eurostile), URW Dock Condensed.

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Johan Holmdahl
[Free Typewriter Fonts]

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Johan Winge

As a Swedish student at Uppsala University, based in Knutby, Johan Winge created the Tengwar Annatar family (2004) using metafont and pfaedit (now called FontForge), SV Basic Manual (2004, sans serif monospaced pair of typefaces), and Tengwar Naive (1997-2004).

In 2013, he went commercial, and started the Johan Winge type foundry out of Uppsala. His commercial typefaces include the round monospaced techno retro-futuristic typeface Cubiculum (2013) about which he says: Cubiculum is a clean revival of a kind of font that was widely available for different electronic typewriters in the 80s and early 90s. Typically, each manufacturer had their own slightly different design, and also their own name for this font: commonly known as Cubic, it was also marketed as Techno, Report, Block, and Quadro.

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Johannes Hoffmann
[Johannes Hoffmann]

Düsseldorf, Germany-based creator of Vivala Media Icons (2013) and Vivala Unicase (2012).

In 2014, he made the monoline superelliptical sans family Monia and Signatia, which is inspired by Polish children's books. In 2014, he finished Vivala Line, Vivala Slab, and Vivala Coffee House Icons.

In 2015, he added Vivala Black, a mammoth weight type, Vivala G Slab, and Vivala Sans Round.

In 2016, he published the rounded sans typeface Edigna, the programming font Vivala Code and the soft-edged Vivala Milk.

Typefaces from 2017: Macella the proportional version of the monospaced Vivala Code). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johannes Hoffmann
[Johannes Hoffmann]

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John H. Isles

FontStructor who made Harrison Mono (2015), ImgWriter (2014, pixelish: NLQ, Variable, Draft, Draft While on Black, Pica), 60s Scorebaord (2014, dot matrix font), Qursifus (2014), and a few other typefaces. Aka QXZ. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johnny Martz
[Robot Johnny (was: Robotic Attack Fonts)]

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Jonathan Hill
[The Northern Block (TNB)]

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Jorge Moron

Spanish designer of these free fonts in 2017: JMH Cajita, JMH Elixir, JMH Mariana Blanca (fun children cartoon font), JMH Paz, JMH Strigoi II, JMH Carrera, Vortice, JMH Crypt, JMH Tales, JMH Linart Caps II, JMH Bamboo Caps (oriental simulation font), JMH Lee West, JMH Mejana, JMH Psychedelic Caps, Tuscan Caps, JMH Katan (based on the titling in the Katan comics), JMH Noreneta (Lombardic), JMH Ado, JMH Eeerie Dingbat, JMH Eeerie Out, JMH Eeerie, JMH Horror, JMH Harry Dickson Subs, JMH Memorias Dingbats, JMH Memorias SH One, JMH Select Terror, JMH Harry Dickson One, JMH Harry Dickson Two, Monsters Among Us Dingbats.

Typefaces from 2018: JMH Pulp Paperback (comic book font), JMH Typewriter (+Mono), JMH Jezail, JMH Wolfa (dry brush), JMH Beda, JMH Sindbad, JMH Euryale, Julidoodles 3yrs (doodles by his 3-year old daughter), JMH Holy Bible, JMH Celaeno, JMH Extra Wide, JMH Arkham, JMH Moreneta Divine (heavy blackletter), JMH Cthulumbus, JMH Mummy, JMH Belicosa, JMH Canasta, JMH Saloon, JMH Extra, JMH Super Science, JMH Shadow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josefin Steding Selander

Graphic designer in Norrkoping, Sweden. Creator of the monospaced dadaist typeface Block Me (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Kral
[Kral Typefaces]

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Joshua Deakin

Designer of the free 1920s style monospaced sans typeface Monodeco (2015), which could serve as a programming font. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Distler
[Shift Font Library (was: Shiftype)]

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Jörg Schmitt

Designer (b. 1985, Marburg) at 26-plus Zeichen in Germany, who is based in Köln. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier in 2010.

In 2010, he designed Telegraph Sans and Telegraph Serif and Hellschreiber (2011, Sans and Serif), the latter at Die Gestalten. The name Hellschreiber originates from an old Siemens telegraph system (or Hell-Schreiber, named after Dr. Rudolf Hell). Both fonts have the look of typewriter type and were inspired by Courier.

In 2012, Joerg started the Joerg Schmitt Foundry. His first typeface there is the pleasing rounded monospaced typewriter style sans family Ingrid Mono (from Hairline to Bold).

Fansy (2013) is a prismatic typeface. In 2014, he created the (curly) ironwork typeface Snappy.

In 2017, he published the very readable soft sans typeface Oblivian Grotesque and the sharp-edged Oblivian Text, which is characterized by a kneeling italic f.

Klingspor link. Behance link. 36plus Zeichen link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Judith Jöhren
[Yokkmokk]

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Juho Hiilivirta

Rovaniemi, Finland-based type designer at Helsinki Type Studio. His Bachelor Thesis work led to a great sans typeface, Oranssi. Its proportions are based on the golden ratio as suggested in Le Corbusier's work.

In 2012, he created the sans family Mogul and the monospaced Tutankhamono. In 2014, he published Turi (a slab serif inspired by Sami author Johan Turi's simultaneous perspective illustrations).

In 2015, he made Tyrant. In 2015, Juho Hiilivirta, Niklas Ekholm and Jaakko Suomalainen co-designed the custom typeface Finlandica. Finlandica was commissioned by the Prime Minister's Office as part of a visual identity for Finland. They write: Ink traps like cuts from a blunt ax, makes the typeface reliable in small sizes and gives it character in large headlines. Like the Finnhorse it's a breed suitable both as riding horse and workhorse. Free download.

In 2016, he created the sans typeface Rodham, and in 2017 the widely monospaced typeface Railo Thin. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julian Morey
[Club 21]

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Julie Antczak

Graphic designer in Kolding, Denmark, who created the high-contrast display didone typeface Oh Boi (2015) and the monospaced sans typeface Kaxe (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Thomas Kay
[Version Type Foundry (was: Industrial-Organic.Net)]

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K. Pensaya

During his/her graphic design studies at ECAL, University of Art and Design Lausanne, Switzerland, K. Pensaya created the high-constrast monospace typeface Konsrukt (2012). Finnection (2012) is similar. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K Projects
[Simone Giorgio]

Simone Giorgio (K-Projects, Varese, Italy; b.1985) is a Fontstructor who created the Western typefaces W Bill (2010) and K Bill (2009), which were inspired by an old Italian comic called Cocco Bill.

Simone wiorks as graphic and type designer

He also designed the octagonal Antique Angles (2009), the counterless Simple Pop (2010), Xetra (2009), Alfabeto (2010) and the 3d shadow typeface Shadow45 (2010).

In 2012, he created the Italian wood style typeface East Wood, and a beautiful rounded suarish mionospaced typeface called Monocolo. This typeface family comes with an icon and emoticon set. In 2014, Kprojects published the monospaced monoline programming font Monocolo and the Italian / Western typeface Rockwood.

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Ka Wa

Ka Wa (Tilda Studio, Krakow, Poland) created the squarish typeface Game Mono in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

kame Design (was: kametype)
[Joachim Müller-Lancé]

Joachim Müller-Lancé is a German designer (born St. Wendel, Saar, 1961), who was trained in Basel and at the Cooper Union in New York. He had his own studio in Barcelona, where he taught information design at Elisava School. He was lead information designer for Barclays Global Investors in San Francisco for 3 years. Currently, he lives in Umkirch near Freiburg and/or San Francisco. Timeline of his achievements:

  • 1993. His Lancé type family (FF Lancé) won him the coveted Morisawa award in 1993.
  • His typefaces Flood (brush), Ouch and Shuriken Boy are available from Adobe.
  • He designed the kanji/Latin typeface Shirokuro, which won two awards at the 1999 Morisawa Awards.
  • 1996. He created an outline face.
  • 1997. He established kametype in 1997. Emodigi site.
  • 2001. In 2001, he started up Typebox with Mike Kohnke. His fonts there include Monodular (2003), Tiny Tim and TX Cortina (1997, an LED style face). At Bukvaraz 2001, he won awards for Nichiyou Daiku, Shuriken, Pesaro and Shirokuro.
  • 2002. He co-designed the dingbat font TXSignal Signifort (Typebox) with eight others.
  • 2006. At AND in 2006, he created the hand signal dingbat font H-AND-S together with Jean-Benoît Lévy, Diana Alisandra Stoen, Sylvestre Lucia and Mike Kohnke.
  • 2011. In 2011, he published Uppercut Angle (Delve Fonts), which was originally developed for the Krav Maga training center of San Francisco. Also at Delve, he (re-)published the futuristic family Cortina in that year. With Ernesto Gonzalez Serros, he co-designed Chato.
  • 2012. With Erik Adigard of MAD Design in Sausalito, he created the rounded octagonal monospace typeface family Oktal Mono (Delve Fonts).
  • 2015. Owlphabet (a decorative caps font).
  • 2015. Fleisch Wolf & Wurst: a fun German expressionist blackletter typeface.
  • 2015. Stenciletta (Delve Fonts).

Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Creative market link.

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Karsten

SmartFont, and UWCXXX, both Courier-like truetype fonts made by UnionWay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katwin-Schriften
[Andreas Lehmann]

The monospaced typewriter fonts Courier-New-fuer-Ansinet-1 through 3 were designed specially for the "Katwin" software package by Andreas Lehmann and Andreas Schnell, who were at the Bibliotheksservice-Zentrum Baden-Wuerttemberg (Service Center for Libraries). [Google] [More]  ⦿

KEIK Design Bureau
[George Strouzas]

KEIK Design Bureau was founded during the summer of 2010 by three designers. George Strouzas (Athens, Greece) designed RBTP (2010, an inline typeface), and FTRT (2012, an octagonal monoline monospaced typeface family for Latin and Greek).

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Kelli Mosher

Syracuse, NY-based designer of the monospaced sans typeface Moshion (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kenneth Knutsen
[Good Type Foundry]

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Kevin Richey

American designer (b. 1975) of the handwriting fonts Righter (2009), Rudiment (2009), Otto (2009), Little Boxes (2009), Scrawler (2009), Jean Sun Ho (2008), khand (2008), Charlie (2008), Toony (2008, comic book style), Like Cockatoos (2008, curly shaky hand, straight from an Agatha Christie murder novel), Absinthe (2010), Sematary (2010, grotesk), Negative Space (2008), Oh My Goth (2008), Sable (2008), Skinny Drip (2008), Spitter (2008), which can be found at Acidfonts.

Fontspace link, where one can download BrownBagLunch, Charlie, Daubmark, Diskontented, JeanSunHo, JeanSunHoBold, LikeCockatoos, LikeCockatoosBold, LikeCockatoosCondensed, LikeCockatoosItalic, Mostly Mono, NegativeSpace, OhMyGoth, RattyTatty, Righter, RobGraves, Sable, Scrawler, Snake, Spitter, Toony, TypeO, ZippitteyBold, ZippitteyItalic, ZippitteyRegular, khand.

Typefaces made in 2010: Highlight (a sketched face), Absinthe, Sematary (grotesk), West England (pixel), Dotty, Peterbuilt (script).

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Kingdom of Awesome
[Haley Fiege]

Toronto and New York-based Canadian graphic designer and art director, who graduated from Otis College of Art and Design. On Dafont, she claims to be from or in Singapore. Designer of these display typefaces:

  • Advice Dog (2009).
  • Belshaw Donut Robot (2007). A free monospace sans.
  • Cairo is a free remastered true type version of the Mac OS6 classic (pixel) font originally designed by Susan Kare. It includes all your favourites, like cow dog, grapes and omelet.
  • League Script (2010, League of Movable Type). A free connected script.
  • Metaphor (2007). A reverse italic.
  • Parakeet (2010). A connected script that could also pass for a signage face.
  • Patagonia (2006-2009). A rounded sans.
  • Rolo Contreras (2010). A high-contrast script face).
  • Snek (2017).
  • The gorgeous fat rounded display typefaces Sniglet (2008, League of Movable Type). See also here and at Open Font Library. It was co-designed with Pablo Impallari and Brenda Gallo.
  • Soft Serve (2008). A comic book or ice cream cone ad typeface designed by Haley Fiege and James Arboghast at Sentinel Type.
  • Teaspoon (2007). Published at Canada Type in 2008. She writes: Teaspoon came out of a custom type piece I did for a Toronto based ad agency. Futura Extra Bold was everywhere at that time and I was extremely sick of looking at it, so did my own cute version.
  • Other typefaces: Mahalo, Ass Cape (2008), TBFM Billboard (2008: letters composed of veggies), Soft&Bouncy (2008, rounded sans), Renard (2008), Antarctica.

Old URL for Kingdom of awesome. Photos of her designs at Flickr. Behance link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Web Font Directory link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Google Plus link. Newest Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)
[Kris Sowersby]

KLIM is a type and graphic design studio run by Wellington, New Zealand-based designer Kris Sowersby, now affiliated with Village. Interview. Behance link. Klingspor link. Views on engineered geometry. His creations:
Retail

  • Feijoa (2007, a serif family for text, Village).
  • National (2007, a sans serif family, Village). This type family won an award at TDC2 2008. Duncan Forbes: National is slightly mannered, which becomes more apparent in the heavier weights yet it still remains simple, subtle and serious. [...] It has a human charm that gives such warmth and learned beauty to text.
  • FF Meta Serif (2007, Serif counterpart of FF Meta, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
  • Galaxie Copernicus (2009) is a large x-height serif family done at Village in cooperation with Chester Jenkins. It was inspired (from very far) by Plantin's types. Another outgrowth of Plantin is Tiempos (2018), in Fine, Headline and Text subfamilies, which has both Times New Roman and Copernicus Galaxie as its parents.
  • Domaine Text and Display, in 48 styles (2013). Wedge serif on a didone skeleton. The Domaine Sans Display and Domaine Sans Fine subfamilies are exquisite fashion mag typefaces.
  • Founders Grotesk (2010). Roughly based on Miller&Richard Grotesque (No. 4, No. 7, No. 3), from a 1912 Miller&Richard specimen book. The proportions are just right---I will place my bets on this one for several best of 2010 award lists. The Condensed and X-Condensed are from 2011, and Founders Grotesk Text was published in 2013. Founders Grotesk Mono followed in 2014.
  • Metric (2011). A sans family with hints of art deco in the heavier weights. It is paired with Calibre (2011). Sowersby writes: Metric&Calibre are a pair of typefaces that share a fundamental geometry yet differ in the finish of key letterforms. Metric is a geometric humanist, sired by West Berlin street signs. Calibre is a geometric neo-grotesque, inspired by the rationality of Aldo Novarese's seldom seen Recta. They were conceived as a pair but function independently of each other. In a clever twist, Metric offers vertical stroke endings and Calibre horizontal ones in a selected number of glyphs.
  • Tiempos Text and Tiempos Headline (2010). Named for Times New Roman, this type has influences from the Egyptian Galaxie Copernicus, which is based on Plantin, as well as from Times New Roman.
  • FF Unit Slab (2007, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
  • Newzald (2007), an economical text serif based on rough lettering found in New Zealand. Review of Newzald at Typographica.
Custom Unfinished
  • The blackletter pixel font Pixel Fraktur (2002).
  • The pixel script font Nobody came to class (2003).
  • Pixel uncial (2003).
  • Luca Titling (2003, an ancient roman titling typeface based on inscriptions from 1590).
  • Mono, Mono Pre (2003).
  • Kilbernie Sans (2003), Kilbirnie Serif (2004).
  • Klim Sans (2004).
  • A Slabb (2004, a slab serif), Slabb (nice slab version of Klim Sans).
  • Karv (2005, alternative for Trajan), Karv Sans.
  • National Condensed and National Compressed (2007).
  • Aperture (2007), a sans for small sizes.
  • Valencia (2007), a warm didone.
  • Salamanca (2005).
  • Sevilo (2005).
  • Zinc (2005).
  • Elegantia (2005, based on Polyphilus).
  • Karbon, Karbon Serif (2006: raves from the typophiles!). Karbon is an open, geometric sans serif with a contemporary spartan finish. It is an exploration of Paul Renner's reductionist Futura concept channelled through the proportions of Eric Gill's eponymous sans, with a slight nod towards Jan Tschichold's Uhertype sans-serif. Includes seven weights in roman and italic.
  • The Italian (negative stress) typeface Maelstrom.
  • In 2015, the custom octagonal typeface Pure Pakati was developed at Whybin TBWA Auckland for Tourism New Zealand. Its design team comprised Philip Kelly (design director), Karl Wixon (Maori design consultant), Kris Sowersby (type designer) and Rangi Kipa (Maori carver). Pure Pakati blends the traditions of wood type with the traditional indigenous carving style of Aotearoa (New Zealand) in a hand-carved and digital fonts. It won an Nga Aho Award from the Designers Institute of New Zealand and Nga Aho Inc in 2015.
  • Domaine Sans (2014, with Dave Foster) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
  • Stern Metric (2011).
  • The monospaced / typewriter typeface family Pitch Sans (2018).
  • Geograph (2018) was designed by Kris Sowersby and engineered by Noe Blanco. Panos Haratzopoulos designed Greek versions. The Geograph fonts are currently licensed for the exclusive use of National Geographic. It is a comprehensive replacement of several typefaces that National Geographic had been using such as Verlag and Neue Haas Grotesk.
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Ko Sliggers
[Dutchfonts.com]

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Kolektiv Studio
[Lukas Kijonka]

Kolektiv studio is a Prague based, multi-disciplinary design studio founded by Lukas Kijonka and Michal Krul. They designed the monospaced sans typeface Mono Dinner Pro (2013) and the experimental typefaces X (2015), Meetfactory (2012) and Width (2012).

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Kostic Type Foundry
[Nikola Kostic]

Nikola Kostic is a graphic design graduate from the Faculty of Applied Arts (Belgrade), 2003. He works as graphic and type designer in Belgrade, Serbia. Together with his father, type designer Zoran Kostic, he set up Kostic Type Foundry in 2010. His first commercial font there is the Old Slavonic simulation face Taurunum (2011). He also made the Battlefin text family (2011), the organic Pagewalker (2011), and the slab family Battleslab (2011).

Typefaces from 2012: Kostic Serif (2012) is a classical transitional family co-designed by Nikola and Zoran. Argumentum is a balanced and stylish display face. Breakers is a sans typeface family that covers all weights, from Thin to Ultra. Its companion is Breakers Slab.

Typefaces from 2013: Bicyclette (a wonderful sans family, from Thin to Black, with small x-heigt, wide spacing, and gentle understated rounding).

Typefaces from 2014: Taurunum Ferrum (an octagonal iron and steel style typeface), Chiavettieri (a robust text typeface that won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014), Briller (a gorgeous extra-wide display sans typeface in six weights).

Typefaces from 2016: Mongoose (a great condensed sans serif made for posters, headlines and logotypes).

Typefaces from 2017: Altivo (a wiorkhorse sans family with wide proportions, generous x-height, loose spacing, ink traps, large apertures and low stroke contrast, ideal for information design).

Typefaces from 2018: Monotalic, Roc Grotesk (a sans serif grotesk inspired by American wood types).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Behance link. Fontspring link.

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Kral Typefaces
[Joseph Kral]

Born in Faribault, MN in 1974, Joseph Kral designs and sells his own typefaces. He lives in Pittsburgh. He founded Kral Typefaces (now defunct), and co-founded the Test Pilot Collective.

His typefaces: AtariBaby (1998), Braille (1999), OCRJ (1998), OCRK (1998, monospaced family), Twin Sites, Xerxes (1998), Lakestreet (1998), JoesFoot (1998), Mechanical (1999), Kaliberuckus (2002, dot matrix), Pyrotechnics (1998), Saarikari (1998, rounded sans), Quayzaar (2002, a squarish font), Tricon (2002, unfocused pixel font), Shaolinstyle (1998), Stick26 (1998), Tryptomene (1998).

At GarageFonts around 1996, he made HannahBad, Kindee, Kral, Pooty.

Behance link. Home page. Klingspor link.

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Kris Holmes

Born in Reedly, CA, in 1950. She studied calligraphy at Reed College with Lloyd Reynolds and Robert Palladino, and she studied roman brush writing in a workshop with Fr. Edward Catich. In New York, she studied lettering with Ed Benguiat at the School of Visual Arts. Later she studied calligraphy and type design with Hermann Zapf at Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her MFA from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, specializing in Animation. In 2012, she was honored with the Frederic W. Goudy Award in Typography from Rochester Institute of Technology, for her achievements in the lettering and typographic arts. Kris Holmes teaches type design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.

Kris Holmes worked as a staff designer at Compugraphic Corporation in type design. She was part of the team that helped design the city fonts for Apple: Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, New York. [Kris did the truetype versions.]

She founded the Bigelow&Holmes foundry in 1976 with Charles Bigelow. Kris Holmes has created over 300 typefaces, including the scripts Isadora, Kolibri, Apple Chancery, and Apple Textile. With Charles Bigelow, she co-designed Apple Capitals.

Creator of the ubiquitous Lucida family around 1985 (with Charles Bigelow): Lucida Blackletter, Lucida Bright, Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Casual, Lucida Console, Lucida Fax (1985), Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Math, Lucida Mono, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Typewriter (1994), Lucida. includes Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, and Devanagari scripts. In addition to their popularity in computer operating systems like Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Plan 9 from Bell Labs, Lucida typefaces have been widely used for scientific and technical publishing in Scientific American, Notes of the American Mathematical Society, and other mathematical, technical and scholarly books. Also with Bigelow, Kris designed the Lucida Icons, Stars, and Arrows fonts, which Microsoft later purchased and reassembled into Wingdings fonts. Other type designs by Holmes include ITC Isadora (1983), Sierra (1983, Hell: font now sold by Linotype), Leviathan (1979), Baskerville (revival in 1982), Caslon (revival, 1982), Galileo (1987), Apple New York (1991), Apple Monaco (1991), Apple Chancery (1994 [the Bitstream version is Cataneo]), Kolibri (1994, URW, since 2005 available as OpenType Pro with over 1200 glyphs), Wingdings (1990-1992, a dingbat font made with Charles Bigelow, now owned by Microsoft and Ascender) and AT Shannon (a simple lapidary sans family, with Janice Prescott, 1982, Agfa; now owned by Monotype Imaging).

For the Go Project, Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow designed the free typeface families Go and Go Mono in 2016. The font family, called Go (naturally), includes proportional- and fixed-width faces in normal, bold, and italic renderings. The fonts have been tested for technical uses, particularly programming. These fonts are humanist in nature (grotesques being slightly less legible according to recent research) and have an x-height a few percentage points above that of Helvetica or Arial, again to enhance legibility. The name Go refers to the Go Programming Language. .

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Kernest link.

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Kris Sowersby
[KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)]

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Kumar Mallikarjunan
[Tamil.net]

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Küng Design Bureau
[Valdemar Lamego]

Graphic designer in Sintra, Portugal. In 2012, Valdemar Lamego created a few typefaces, numbering them in Dutch: Eerste, Tweede, Dree. In 2014, he created Forkung. In 2017, he added the monospaced sans typeface Infinito.

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Kyle Jones
[Haäfe&Haph]

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L503

A free Courier extension truetype font. No clue where this one comes from. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laetitia Brun

Bordeaux, France-based designer of these display typefaces in 2018: Afro (based on the Mandombe alphabet from Congo), Version 2000 (monospaced and modular), Gentille, Diane (angular), Bråthult (wide sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lafonts
[Marc Rudin]

Lafonts is Marc Rudin's commercial typefoundry in Schaffhausen, Switzerland. Marc was born in 1945 in Solothurn, Switzerland. He is a graphic designer and teaches at a design school in Zurich. His typefaces include Trifill and Triface (2013, a purely geometric 3d monospaced font).

In 2014, he made Monocto (monospaced octagonal modular typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Large Projects
[Geoffrey Pellet]

Large Projects is a multidisciplinary design studio based in Paris and run by Emmanuel Besse and Léo Carbonnet. One of its designers, Geoffrey Pellet, creates custom typefaces such as the unkerned sans typefaces Dorothy Sweet (2011) and Dorothy Rude (2011), and the Felipe (sans) typeface family for I Iz Felipe Fanzine. Typefaces by Large Projects:

  • Principal. A workhorse sans family initially designed for in-house use.
  • Kreuz. They write: Kreuz is a display typeface taking its inspiration in the industrial landscapes of Berlin. It contains angular letterforms and shares the structure of the grotesk faces from the end of the 19th century. With the removal of the curves on the outside of the glyphs, Kreuz almost looks like a set of bolts and nuts
  • Norman. A condensed monospaced typeface with the look of an American gothic.
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Lars Harmsen
[Volcano Type (MAGMA)]

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Lars Pryds
[Tolstrup Pryds Graphics]

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Laura Dreßler
[Schauschau]

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Leona Vertus

Varazdin, Croatia-based student-designer of the angular and very legible text typeface Garud Serif (2015), and of the monospace display typeface Tekt (2015). In 2017, she designed Modra (a serifed typeface) and Alfru. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonardo Di Lena
[Flanker (or: Studio di Lena)]

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Letterhead Studio VG Fonts
[Valery Golyzhenkov]

Letterhead Studio is located in Moscow. One of its designers, Valery Golyzhenkov (b. 1965, Moscow) cofounded Letterhead Studio, ca. 1998 and has since designed over 100 typefaces. Still based in Moscow, he published the following Cyrillic fonts at Letterhead: 04.07 (1998), AeroBonus (2010-2014: for Aeroflot), Alfavita (awarded at Paratype K2009), Atlas 1904 (2010), Barrytone (2005), Bort#1 (2000), Capitul (2015), CardHolder (1997), Channel (2004-2007: 24-style rectangular family), Chellebrity (2004, screen), DBL Cheque (2009, 22 styles), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), DBL Check, Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), First Prize (2016, techno style inspired by Futura Display), Formalista (2001, squarish), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (1997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997, children's book font), Hole Down (1997), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Karkas (2010; images: i, ii), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Lexica (2010), Libellula (2018), Local Xellebrity (2010), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Medved (2010, angular), Method Two (2016: organic sans), Mnickers, Mono (2000), Monomania (2017), Musor (1997), Odessa 1832, OneCode (1998), Pricelist (2017), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), PsyType (2013, an organic sans family done at Letterhead), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Romb (2010, a Latin / Cyrillic poster typeface family), Rounded Slab (2009), Rounds (basic dingbats), Silver Winner (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Upadok (1997, futuristic), WTF Didot (2016, by Valery Golyzhenkov and Letterhead for WTFashion Magazine), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).

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Letterhead Studio YG
[Yuri Gordon]

Letterhead is Yuri Gordon's (b. Moscow, 1958) Moscow-based foundry which publishes mainly Cyrillic fonts. Its coowners are Valery Golyzhenkov and Olga Vassilkova and it was established in 1998. It evolved from Garbage Type Foundry. Not to be confused with Chuck Davis' Letterhead. The main designer is Yuri (or: Jury) Gordon, the Moscow-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning designs Dve Kruglyh and FaRer Cyrillic, available from Paratype. URL at Yakovlev's Foundry. Picture. Article in the Moscow Times (2006), in which he proclaims: Better to make five fun and tasty new display fonts than one old, boring (and you thought it would look fresh!) text font. He is a graphic designer, illustrator, type designer, engraver and copyrighter. He is Art Director of several magazines.

  • Yuri Gordon created AntiQuasi (2008, a nice lightly slabbed serif family), Babaev [1996; inspired by the Russian Art Nouveau typefaces, initially created as a part of a corporate identity programme for Babayevskoye AO of Moscow], Artemius (custom designed family for Art Lebedev Studio), Barrizmo (2004), Bistro (1997, hand-printed), Chantage (2000, handwriting), Conqueror Text, Conqueror Slab and Conqueror Display (large families), Conqueror Sans (2005-2010), Conqueror Text (2005-2010), Costa Brava (2003, fun script described as beach type), Costa Dorada (2003), Dva Probela (1997-1998), Dve Kruglyh (1997, unicase), Excession (1999), FaRer [1994; art deco typeface inspired by the work of Russian graphic artists Vladimir Favorsky (1886-1964) and Ivan Rerberg (1892-1957), especially by Favorsky's lettering of 1924 and by Rerberg's of 1935. Dedicated to the Moscow Underground (Metro). Obtained an award at the 1997 TDC competition], Forward No. 10 (1995-1996), Forward Grotesque No. 9 (1998-2000), Gordoni (his take on Bodoni), hAndy, HotSause (1997, irregular handwriting), Karkas (2004, a manly sans), Little Shift (1999), Method (2002, a sans family), Minusmanscript (1998, calligraphic), Mr. Mixter (2011), Non System (2000), OptiMyst (1997), ResPublicana (1999), Sivtzev Vrazhek (1999, + mono), Michelle (2004, medieval), Naylorville (2004), Probel (1997-1998).
  • Illarion Gordon made the fun fonts Strelochnik (1996, irregular hand), Probbarius (1996), Monte Summa (1997), as well as Rahit (1998, kid's handwriting), Rough (2000, blotchy hand), Simpel (kid's hand), St. Valentin (2001), Accept (1998), Kartofel (2000, irregular handwriting), LangobardR (1999), Ospa (1997, funky handwriting), pLatinum (1999, informal script).
  • Valery Golyzhenkov's fonts from before 2000 are typically destructionist. He made 04.07 (1998), Bort#1 (2000), CardHolder (1997), Chellebrity (2004, screen), Cracker (1997), Cubes (2000), Dead Metro (1997, a constructivist family renamed Dead Mementro in 2017), Do Not Touch (1997), Dream Team (2000), Formalist (2001), Gamering (+Sans, 2009: a game font), Garbage (12997), GarbEdge (1997), Garmony (1997), Grammatika (1997), HandsOn (1997), Hole Down (1997), Hot Sauce (2009, Yuri Gordon), Ice Cola (2000), Kabotage (1998, octagonal), Kassa (2002, octagonal), Kren (1998), Laborant (2000), Lavert Noise (1997), Matrrolla (2001, octagonal), Mono (2000), Musor (1997), OneCode (1998), Primitiv (1998), Principal (1998-1999), Recruit (2004, octagonal), Remont (2000), Rounds (basic dingbats), Silver Winer (2000), Sklad (2000), Stampit (2000), Upadok (1997, futuristic), YE Stencil (2009), Zaplyv (1997), Zanoza (2005).
  • Custom typefaces for companies or special projects: 19 o'clock, AlfaBank, Always, Anteus, Artemius, Alexey, Atlas-1904, Bat Sans, Bat Roman, Calendarus, Carlis, Cifirki, CTC Screen, Digrol, Digimag, Esquire, Gulliver UTS, Gurmania_MA (2004, handwriting), Hi Afisha, In CaST, Ka, Kater, Komet, Kostro, Lumene Script, N.B.T., Nochnoi Dozor, Odessa, Progress Custom, Redd's, Robb Report New, Rolling Stone 2003, Rolling Stone 2005, Romb (2010), Rosbank Sans, RMA 2006, Salon Script (2007, calligraphic), Salon Antiqua (2007), Seventeen, N.Side, W.Side, Sivtzev Vrazhek, Snickers, Sovereign, STS Vizion, Svyaznoy RF (2008, sans), ToShi, Trust, Whiskas lettering, Zabava.
  • Typefaces and/or lettering from 2007-2009: Barocco Mortale (2005-2007curly script), Barocco Mortale Borders, Alfavita (ornamental caps by Goluzhenkov), Fleurs du Mal (2008, a Baudelarian antiqua, mischievous and decadent), DBL Cheque (by Goluzhenkov), Medved (by Goluzhenkov), YE Stencil (by Goluzhenkov), 21Cent (2009, related to Century; +Cyrillic; +Thin; +Black; advertised as not Century, not Clarendon, this fresh family is sure to win awards), Antiquasi (2008), Around the world, Bazaarban (2009, for Harper's Bazaar), href="YuriGordon--Blacksteel-2009.png">Blacksteel, Citizen M (art deco), EsqGuardi (for Esquire), the curly Naska, with accompanying dingbats Naska Kozliki, the bird dingbats Udo Birdo, and more at Flickr.
  • Production in 2012: Digital October, Red Square (constructivist), Red Ring (art deco sans), Baker Street 221B (anglomane grotesque).
  • In 2013: Clarendorf (a hand-printed spoof on Clarendon), Bonvalet (large x-height sans), Bazaart (an art deco typeface for Harper's Bazaar), The drop-dead gorgeous condensed American slab and sans serif typefaces Mr Palker and Mr Palkerson.
  • Typefaces from 2014: 20 Kopeek (sans family with steampunk influences).
  • Typefaces from 2015: Buffon (a spaghetti Western italian typeface), Mr Palker Dad, Mr Palker Dadson.

Author of the acclaimed 384-page book Book of Letters From  to ” (2007, Art. Lebedev Studio).

Behance link. Art by Yuri. Issuu link. Klingspor link. Behance link for Yuri Gordon.

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LetterMaker
[Teo Tuominen]

Teo Tuominen is a fearless Finnish type designer and letterer based in Helsinki. Teo has a background in graphic design and has a masters degree in type design from the TypeMedia program in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2013. Designer of Kaiser (2011, a sans designed for print and screen), developed at the tipoRenesansa 3rd international type design workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia.

From 2010 until 2012, Paul D. Hunt (Adobe) and Teo Tuominen developed the monospaced programmimg font family Hasklig.

Creator of the round signage / cartoon typeface Winnie the Hoop (2012, inspired by Winnie the Pooh).

In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program in Den Haag, with a typeface family called Binky that was inspired by wood type. Before that, he graduated from the Pekka Halonen Academy in 2009 and the Lahti Institute of Design in 2012.

He also designed Tartufe (2013), and drew the italics of Source Code Pro for Adobe in 2014.

In 2015, Emil Karl Bertell and Teo Tuominen joined forces at Fenotype when they designed the retro connected signage script typeface Tea Biscuit.

Typefaces from 2016: HK 1917 (originally drawn as custom lettering for the label of a gin called Helsingin. HK 1917 is based on the headline font used in the set of statutes from 1917 that started the prohibition in Finland), Paradise Sans (a custom typeface family designed for Paradise City Beverage Company; it includes a stunning stencil style), Warrior Sans (a custom typeface for specialty coffee company Warrior Coffee).

Typefaces from 2017: Wolby (brush-lettered), Trevor (a kind slab serif), Floki (condensed sans), Wolt Display (for the food delivery service Wolt), Walter (Type Together; Teo writes that Walter originally began as a revival of an unidentified typeface used in a Dutch version of the play Tartuffe by Molière), Kaarna, Winnie The Hoop (signage script), Airo (a monospaced slab serif with reversed contrast).

Typefaces from 2018: Geria (a hand-drawn sans), Papillon Script (a monoline script; with Emil Karl Bertell, at Fenotype), Calton and Calton Stencil (a utilitarian workhorse sans serif family), Quida (a flared display duo with sans and script), Vieno, Banto (wedge serif), Dallas Print Shop (a display family by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell), Maestri (a classical connected scrupt by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell).

At Future Fonts, he published the wedge serif typeface Banto (2018) and the experimental typeface Chippo (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Letters from Sweden
[Göran Söderström]

Göran Söderström (b. 1974) is based in Stockholm and has been designing typefaces since 2006. He worked at Gernandt and started Autodidakt (MyFonts link). Fountain sold many of his typefaces. Behance link. Interview in 2010. In 2011, he set up Letters from Sweden with and Fredrik Andersson. Fredrik is no longer associated with it though. His fonts, now all at Letters From Sweden:

  • The beautiful understated modern Neptuna sans family, on which he has worked for 14 years. This font eventually became Exemplar Pro (1996-2008, PsyOps).
  • Autostyler (2006). A free comic book style face.
  • Trentor (2006): octagonal and bi-lined. This is accompanied by Trentor Script (2006, octagonal).
  • Shabash (2008). Shabash is rooted in an identity design project for Kashmir, an Indian restaurant in Stockholm.
  • Navelfluff (2008, grunge).
  • Flieger (2006-2007). A great grid-based connected retro script at Fountain. The accompanying Flieger Dingbats were by Lotta Bruhn.
  • Meadow (2009). A rounded sans family at Fountain.
  • In 2009, Göran Söderström and Peter Bruhn published Trailering Heroine, which was inspired by the typeface Windsor, designed by Eleisha Pechey in 1905. Windsor is the typeface used in the titles of many Woody Allen movies. The 9-style family Heroine was published at Fountain.
  • SEB Basic is the new sans type family for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (2009).
  • The Satura Suite (2010, with Peter Bruhn). A versatile set of fonts from sans to zwans: Satura Pro, Satura Parts, Satura Text (elliptical), Satura Core.
  • Meadow Pro (2009-2010) and Meadow Pro Condensed (2010). A strong headline sans family, done at Fountain.
  • FF Dagny (2009). FF Dagny OT Thin is free! This family was created with O. Nordling.
  • LFS Siri (2011, Letters from Sweden) is a variable contrast humanist sans family.
  • Trim (2012). A large x-height sans family whose letters were squeezed through a narrow door. In 2014, he published Trim Mono, which is advertized at once as a programming and a typewriter font. The sans family Trim (2017) is influenced by the style of Knud V. Engelhardt, who used to trim away unnecessary elements of glyphs.
  • Kumla (2013, monoline squarish caps face).
  • Lab Grotesque (2014).
  • Brace (2015, a slab serif).
  • Eksell Display (+Stencil) was created in 2015. It revives the only typeface designed (in 1962) by Olle Eksell (1918-2007).
  • In 2010, Peter Bruhn started a typeface but he died before it was finished. In 2015, Rui Abrey and Göran Söderström finished it as Bruhn Sans (Fountain Type). In 2010 Peter was commissioned to design a wordmark for the documentary Harbour of Hope. The type was to ellicit Malmö's harbor, and Peter found inspiration from the painted type of industrial tankers docked in his hometown.
  • Ivar (2017). A transitional typeface that is influenced by Times. In Text, Headline and Display substyles. Dedicated to Ivar Gustafsson. In 2018, it was followed by Ivar Nostalgi, which reflects on the exuberant and extravagant display type of the 1970s with its large x-height, tight-but-not touching letterspacing, and extreme contrast.

Letters from Sweden is an agency whose sole focus is type design. Göran Söderström was previously instrumental in FamiljenPangea's type design department and is a well-known commissioned type designer who has drawn typefaces for C&A, Zeta, ICA, Posten Frimärken, Expressen, ATG, SEB, WyWallet, Ulf Rollof and collaborated with Stockholm Design Lab, Stefania Malmsten, Pompe Hedengren, Hummingbirds, Designkontoret Silver, The Kitchen and Bold Stockholm. His retail typefaces listed above have been used by Red Bull, SVT, Expressen, The New Republic, Pitchfork Music Festival, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Lassila & Tikanoja, Rodeo Magazine and others.

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Lettersoup
[Botio Nikoltchev]

Also written Botjo Nikoltchev, b. 1978, Sofia, Bulgaria. Botio studied graphic and type design in Potsdam. He is living and working as a freelance designer in Berlin. He studied communication design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and took type design classes with Luc(as) de Groot. After his studies Botio worked with Ole Schäfer (Primetype) on the Cyrillic characters of PTL Manual, PTL Manual Mono and PTL Notes. Since 2010 he has been collaborating with Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann as type designer and art director at Carrois Type Design, focusing on Cyrillic, Greek and Arabic language extensions and CI projects. In 2014, he set up the commercial typefoundry Lettersoup.

Creator of the free font Ropa Sans (2012, Google Web Fonts, +Arabic, +Ropa Soft, 2014). The typeface is in DIN's circle of friends.

Sofadi One is a scriptish font that is free at Google Web Fonts.

Share Tech Mono (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a monospaced sans face. Share Tech (2012, Google Web Fonts) is its proportional version. Both are derived from Share (2012, Google Web Fonts). He helped with the Greek and Cyrillic portions of FF Meta Serif.

Corporate fonts by Botio include MMH Netrange Cyrillic + Greek + Arabic, Cisco, Meta Science and Exploratorium Sans. He designed the icons for Museo de Art de Ponce.

In 2014, Botio designed the humanist sans typeface family PTL Manohara (Primetype) for Latin and Cyrillic.

In 2016, a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf designed an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface, Milka, which is based on an original stencil alphabet from 1979 by Bulgarian artist Milka Peikova. Later in 2016, he published the nearly geometric sans family Quasimoda, which covers a full range of weights, from Hairline to Heavy.

Typefaces from 2017: Attractive (a free sans, done with Ani Petrova), Ropa Mix Pro.

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Levi Bunyan

Designer from Aberdeen, Scotland, whose studio is called Aekido.

He created Relic (2011, an abstract geometric caps face), UniStenc (2011, stencil face), Wonderland (a simplistic sans headline face), Body (2011, monoline geometric typeface with some stenciled letters), and Diamond Sans (2011, caps only).

In 2012, he designed Blackjack Gothic, and Body Shop (a thin stencil typeface for The Body Shop).

In 2013, he published Oznacheniya (inspired by Bulgarian signage), Pipeline (a gaspipe caps only typeface), Modular, and Black Grape (a monospaced sans typeface).

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Lewis McDonald

Designer of the monospaced sans / programming font Roter (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lewis McGuffie

Graphic designer and sign painter in Tallinn, Estonia. Old German Baltic maps gave him the inspiration for the signage family Livo Display (2014). Other typefaces, all done in 2015: Imperija Roman (2015, an impressive Trajan typeface for posters and editorial use; Lewis explains: The original letters were drawn from a memorial engraving in Ljubljana, Slovenia), Trout Beer (display type), Andra Roman (a humanist sans based on a letter sample dated around 1920 found in the Estonian History Museum), Cream (an Italian western type based on an original wood type), Gauss (a pointy stencil type), Heath Egyptian (based on Caslon's Two-Line Egyptian: a custyom type for London-based craftsman Daniel Heath), Poison, Titanik Tuleva, Hebden (a grotesque and incised pair inspired by the original signs at Hebden Bridge train station in Yorkshire).

Typefaces from 2016: Fleischer Display, Bobik (a sans / slab / wedge serif triplet of fonts initially developed based on basic principles described in Jean Alessandrini's Codex 80), Cindie Mono (four monospaced fonts of widely varying widths), Cenotaph Titling (a free engraved titling typeface influenced by Eric Gill's inscriptions).

Typefaces from 2017: Osselian Demi (lapidary), Borough Grotesk (free; updated to Pro in 2018), Tusker Grotesk (a headline grotesk in the tradition of Haettenschweiler, Impact and Helvetica Inserat; influences include Inland Type's Title Gothic No.8 and Stephenson Blake Elongated Sans No.1), Gardner Sans.

Typefaces from 2018: Chicken Shop Gothic (a condensed grotesk published by Typeverything: partly inspired by Benguiat's 1968 sample book Psychedelitype and part-nod to the stretched tacky stick-on-vinyl lettering on the windows of late-night takeaways, Chicken Shop is a variable font with a super-size height axis), Zierde Grotesk (a take on early advertising, small-copy grotesks of the late 19th/early 20th century, and is largely inspired by Miller & Richard's own range of grotesques. The ornaments were inspired by J.G Schelter & Giesecke's 1913 type specimen book Die Zierde). Sortie Super (Italian stress Western font). During his studies at Ecole Estienne (Paris), Manuel de Lignières (Montpellier, France) published Waba (2018) with Lewis McGuffie. Inspired by woodblock types and art nouveau, Waba is a bit of love letter to Estonia, the Baltics and the visual history of Eastern Europe. The free variable font Waba Border (2018) was added by Lewis McGuffie. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lewis Wilson

Type and graphic designer in Bristol, UK, who created the sans typefaces Mono (2016), Adi Sans (2016) and Jack (2015).

In 2017, he designed Astro Slab. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lica Eugen

During his studies, Lica Eugen (Bucharest, Romania) created the monospaced display typeface Doori display (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lila Kozdra

During her graphic design studies at the University of Bedfordshire, Lila Kozdra designed the bilined and widely monospaced display typeface Bedfordshire (2012-2013, FontStruct).

Aka Liletta.

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Lina Bolt

Fontstructor who made the elegant horizontally-striped monospaced all caps techno typeface Bolt (2011), the liquid typeface Lolly (2011), and LB17 (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lineto
[Cornel Windlin]

Since 1994, Swiss type designer Cornel Windlin (b. 1964, Küsnacht) heads "lineto" in Zürich, with Stephan "Pronto" Mueller. Lineto is based in Küssnacht am Rigi, Switzerland. The foundry has grown in size and influence and includes work by many type designers. Windlin hiomself made these typefaces:

  • The old typewriter family FF Magda (1995) and its smooth versions, FF Magda Clean (1995) and FF Magda Clean Mono (1995). Noteworthy is the white-on-black FF Magda Cameo. See also Mono (2003, Lineto).
  • Airport (FontFont).
  • Dot Matrix (FontFont).
  • Experimental typefaces: In FUSE 10, Windlin designed the symbol font Robotnik, and at FUSE 7, he made Mogadishu. He alsi created FUSE Classic 1.
  • FF Watertower (1998-1999, stencil font).
  • Screen Matrix (1995, with Stephan Mueller, FontFont).
  • ThermoNuclear (1999).
  • Mono-book (1998).
  • Autoscape-Regular (1998).
  • Alpha Headline (1997, based on the British license plates).
  • FF Chernobyl (1998, from stenciled letters on the Chernobyl plant).
  • Lutz Headline (1997, derived from the lettering on British license plates).
  • Luggage Tag.
  • Gravur Condensed (1999, with Gilles Gavillet).
  • Cobra: a phenomenal geometric font combining ideas of kitchen tile and stencil fonts, made in 1996.
  • FF Moonbase Alpha (1991, part of FUSE 3).
  • With Gilles Gavillet, dated 1999: Pixel Crude, Pixel World, Vectrex (1999), Vectrex World (skyline dingbats), Liquid Crystal (1999), Supermax (1999). Pixel World and Vectrex World are free.
  • The commissioned typefaces VFutura (2004, for Vitra Internatonal AG) and Circular Air Pro (2014, for AirBNB, based on Laurenz Brunner's Circular LL).

FontFont write-up. Fonts by designers. The Lineto collection has many beautiful trend-setting digital-look typewriter typefaces. From other designers:

  • Stephan Mueller: Regular (typewriter family), Valentine (typewriter family), Aveugle (Braille font, 1995), Parking, FF Gateway (1997), Grid (1996), Paragon, Batarde Coulee, Shuttle, FE Mittelschrift and FE Engschrift (1997), 104 (nice geometric font), FF Container, Bitmap-Condensed and Bitmap-Regular (1998), Office (Eurostile-like monospace, 1999).
  • Norm: Normetica (1999), Prima (1999), Simple.
  • Elektrosmog/Pierre Miedinger: Storno (1999, an interpretation of the numerals of an old Sharp cash register), Brauer. This was later developed into the six weights of LL Brauer Neue by Marco Walser and Philippe Desarzens. The Brauer Neue family (2006) has a copyright notice that refers to Elektrosmog, Valentin Hindermann, Marco Walser and Pierre Miedinger.
  • Nico Schweizer: Albroni (1992), Hoboken-High (1998, a US sports jersey font), Typ1451 (1999, sans family), Gigaflop (1999), Ultrateens (1999).
  • Martha Stutteregger: Number Two (1996), Lord (1996).
  • Jonas Williamsson: Biff (1999).
  • Urs and Juerg Lehni and Rafael Koch: Lego (1999).
  • Laurent Benner: Pez (1999).
  • Hansjakob Fehr: Deadtype (dingbats consisting of metal parts of a typewriter, 1999).
  • Masahiko Nakamura: Terminal One (1999).
  • James Goggin: Courier Sans (2001).
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Liquitype

Liquitype (Germany) made the experimental font Maerchen, the Cinema de Paris alphabet, as well as the free font CP Mono (2009), which was inspired by British carplates. Since the license of CP Mono says, You are free to copy, distribute, display, and perform the work and to make derivative works, under the following conditions: Attribution. You must give the original author credit, I am making a copy of the font family available here: CP Mono download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Müller

One of the designers at the Dortmund, Germany-based typefoundry Yokkmokk, b. 1987, Gelsenkirchen. With Judith Jöhren, she co-designed Monostep in 2014. Monostep is a monospaced typewriter typeface that includes Geometrics (with many arrows) and Washing Icons. Yokkmokk link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Little Fonts
[Max Little]

Little Fonts is a type foundry in Norwich, UK, run by Max Little (b. London, 1986). Max Little studied graphic communication at Norwich University.

Inspired by the work of Wim Crouwel, he designed the massive mechanical octagonal super-heavy stencil typeface Mass (2012). Loop and Loopo Stencil (2012) are circle-based stencil typefaces.

Decode (2012) is a gorgeous art deco triplet of typefaces.

Olio Bold (2012) is a geometric retro sans, while the multiline version, Olio Inline (2012) was inspired by the op-art of Lance Wyman's Mexico 1968 Olympic identity.

In 2013, Little designed Spika (a straight-edges geometric monospace typeface). The angular metal rock band typeface We Are Rockstar (2013) is free.

Typefaces from 2014: Note (brush family), Divert (outlined, constructed using the bended paperclip principle).

Typefaces from 2015: Note (rough brush), Hazmat (stencil).

Typefaces from 2017: Upside (all caps, art deco).

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Lizy Gershenzon
[Scribble Tone]

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Loch Typography
[Agi Pramudiman]

Its name, Loch Typography, evokes dark Scottish types, but this foundry, set up in 2017 by Agi Pramudiman, is based in Bandung in sunny Indonesia. Designer of the squarish constructivist Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gullcoast (2017), AP Pro (2017: an intense text typeface family), and the squarish movie poster font Loch Khas (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Fopo (stencil), DN Pro (18-style geometric sans), Monoloch (monospaced, basically a typewriter font family), Nitro (sans in 27 styles), Loka (a geometric slab serif in 18 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda
[burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)]

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Lorenzo Geiger
[Lorenzo Geiger Typewerk]

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Lorenzo Geiger Typewerk
[Lorenzo Geiger]

Swiss designer who made the commercial typeface families Bastard (6-weight grotesk), Dinomono (typewriter, monospaced) and Trans-Am (octagonal).

Born in 1982 in Bern, Geiger studied visual communication at the BFH Haute Ecole des Arts de Berne from 2002 until 2007 and did an internship with Philippe Apeloig in Paris. He works in Bern.

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Lowing.org

A review of the best monospaced fonts for programmers. And a free monospaced font archive. This archive includes Andale-Mono, Anonymous, Slashed-Zero-Arial, Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono-Bold, Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono-Bold-Oblique, Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono-Oblique, Bitstream-Vera-Sans-Mono, Century-Schoolbook-Monospace-BT, Courier-New, Crystal, DPCustomMono2, Fixedsys-TTF-V5.00c, Free-Monospaced, Free-Monospaced-Bold, Free-Monospaced-Bold-Oblique, Free-Monospaced-Oblique, Free-Sans, Free-Sans-Bold, Free-Sans-Bold-Oblique, Free-Sans-Oblique, Free-Serif, Free-Serif-Bold, Free-Serif-Bold-Italic, Free-Serif-Italic, Ham, Lucida-Console, Lucida-Console, Lucida-Sans-Typewriter-Regular, Lucida-Sans-Typewriter-Bold, Monaco, MonoDisplay, Monotype.com, ProFontWindows, SquareShooter-Mono, Ti92Pluspc, Ti92Pluspcbd, Topaz-8. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas de Groot
[FontFabrik]

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Lucas Descroix
[Bonjour Monde]

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Luciano Perondi
[Molotro]

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Luciano Perondi
[ISIA Urbino]

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Luis Siquot
[Siquot Design]

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Luise Thoma

During her studies at FHWS in Würzburg, Germany, Luise Thoma designed the circle-based modular typeface Neonorm (2017) and the industrial sans Laundry Mono (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lujis B6

French creator of the ultra square (constructivist) typeface QBIK (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukas Kijonka
[Kolektiv Studio]

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Lukas Krakora
[Typewriterfonts.net]

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Lukasz Szpatowicz
[Aspect Type]

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Luke Graham Powell

Bath, UK-based designer (b. 1993) of Space (2016), a monospaced and an industrial-inspired typeface with a sci-fi feel developed during his studies at Bath Spa University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Woodward

In 2018, Omse and Luke Woodward co-designed the monospaced typewriter family TypeType. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LuxiMono

LuxiMono is a family of general-purpose monospaced (typewriter) fonts. They are original designs by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow from Bigelow and Holmes Inc., who developed the Luxi typeface designs in Ikarus digital format. URW++ Design and Development GmbH converted the Ikarus format fonts to TrueType and Type 1 font programs and implemented the grid-fitting "hints" in the Luxi fonts. Released in 2002. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luzi Gantenbein
[Luzi Type]

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Luzi Type
[Luzi Gantenbein]

Luzi Gantenbein (Luzi Type, Bern, Switzerland) is a type designer, b. 1988, Fläsch, Switzerland. He created the vernacular all caps wall paint typeface Valparíso (2010, Volcano). At the Hochschule der Künste Bern, he designed the angular family Rijeka (2011, Volcano), the Avenir/Futura-genre typefamily Buenos Aires (2011), and the multilayer family Lisboa (2011).

Luzi made the sans typeface Cadiz in 2013. Cadiz Italic was finished in 2014. Livorno (2013) is a sturdy round-serifed text typeface.

In 2014, she created the masculine wedge serif typeface Beirut.

In 2015 she finished the titling sans typeface Faro which has two sub-versions, Lucky and Sad. She also published Faro (a typeface that by virtue of stroke curvature emulates sadness or hapiness), Messina Modern, Messina Sans (+Mono), and Messina Serif.

Typefaces from 2016: Assembly (a symbol archive for the globalized world), Lynstone (sans), Nantes (transitional text typeface), Koper (a rough woodcut typeface with polygonal outlines that were inspired by Vojtech Preissig).

Typefaces from 2018: Recife ( an editorial typeface inspired by Times and Plantin).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Home page. Behance link for Luzi Type. Fontdeck link. Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

M+ Fonts
[Coji Morishita]

Free font producer in Japan that started out as a bitmap font specilaist. The M+ Fonts Project is jointly run by Coji Morishita, Hiroki Kanou, Imazu Kazuyuki and Taro Muraoka.

All fonts are totally free: Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute them, with or without modification, either commercially or noncommercially. . Download page. Free monospaced and variable width outline fonts containing kana, kanji (97% coverage of jinmeiyo), Chinese (81% coverage of traditional Chinese), Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin (sans), all made between 2006 and 2016 and still being developed: mplus-1p-black, mplus-1p-bold, mplus-1p-heavy, mplus-1p-light, mplus-1p-medium, mplus-1p-regular, mplus-1p-thin, mplus-2p-black, mplus-2p-bold, mplus-2p-heavy, mplus-2p-light, mplus-2p-medium, mplus-2p-regular, mplus-2p-thin.

In 2018, they published MPlusRounded1c at Google Fonts.

Open Font Library link. Local download of the M+ family. [Google] [More]  ⦿

M-A-D
[Erik Adigard]

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.

In 2012, Erik Adigard and Joachim Müller-Lancé co-designed the rounded octogonal monospaced typeface family Oktal Mono (Delve Fonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mads Wildgaard
[Bold Decisions]

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Malte Rosenau
[Bera Fonts]

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Manfred Klein
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]

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Manfred Klein's Fonteria
[Manfred Klein]

Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Krebs

Norm is a graphic design studio in Zürich, run by Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs. They designed Simple (2000), Normetica (1999, a monospace font family) and Prima (1999) at Lineto. Regular (1999, Binnenland) was also done with Dimitri Bruni, but extended later by Nik Thoenen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MapInfo related programs
[Jacques Paris]

Fleches (1998) is a TrueTypeFont (file name : fleche01.ttf) that was developped by Jacques Paris specifically for use with GRADARRO.mbx. It contains 63 different straight and vertical arrows, in a monospace font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Kappeler
[Moiré]

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Marc Rudin
[Lafonts]

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Marcelo Magalhães Pereira
[Tipos Pereira Type Foundry]

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Marco Galtarossa

Padova, Italy-based designer of the sans typefaces MG Una (2017), MG Fixat (2016, monospaced), MG Primo (2016, grotesk) and MG Motan (2016). He also designed several sets of icons, such as Autumn Icons, Audio Icons, and Christmas Icons.

In 2017, he published the text typeface MG Sera. Behance ink. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Kelman

Scottish graphic designer who is based in Edinburgh.

Creator of Symmetrical Typeface (2012), a free hairline gemetric sans that has the feature that each glyph is the same if flipped horizontally. He also made the hairline octagonal typeface Mono (2012), a monowidth, monospaced font in which each glyph of the same width and height.

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Marek Pistora

Czech type designer, b. 1973, who studied at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about the history of Czech type. With Frantisek Storm, he created the digital version in 2004 of Metron. MyFonts writes: Metron by Jiri Rathousky is so far the most ambitious typeface made to order in the Czech Republic. Despite the fact that for a number of years it has not been used for the purpose for which it was designed, every inhabitant of Prague is still well aware of its typical features. Metron was commissioned by the Transport Company of the Capital City of Prague in 1970 to be used in the information system of the Prague Metro. Other typefaces: Spectrum, Reflex BPM (2001), Wafle Two, Wafle Stencil, Dot, Teg, Sutnar, Merkur (published at Suitcase Type Foundry, this typeface was based on letters of a metal toy kit), Plastik, Vitalana, Propag, Vafle (1997, extended in 2006 by Thomas Brousil at Suitcase Type Foundry; the typeface originated from the digitisation of an insignia found on Luftwaffe airplanes, where it originally would have conformed to some Deutsche Industrie-Norm. They write: Vafle is soulless, purely utilitarian, plain. Two versions were created---Vafle round and angular), Recorder, Micro.

In 2014, he published Meridianus Sans and Serif (based on sketches of Rotislav Vanek) at Signature Type Foundry. Reflex, Merkur and Vafle were also published by Briefcase Type.

In 2016, Tomas Brousil and Marek Pistora published BC Novatica at Briefcase Type: Novatica was created based on a commission from the Czech commercial television station Nova in 2007. Marek Pistora worked with Tomas Brousil to create an alternative to a readable, simply designed sans. They naturally called the typeface Novatica. In 2014 TV Nova decided to abandon Novatica for good, and in so doing it released the exclusive licence it had been using. Novatica thus became a new typeface offered by Briefcase Type Foundry.

In 2016, Marek Pistora and Martin Vacha published the technical, almost typewriter, sans typeface BC Sklonar at Briefcase Type: The Sklonar typeface was originally designed exclusively for Zdenek Sklenar's S Gallery's corporate identity, conceived by Studio Najbrt in 2011. Two years later however, the gallery, including several works of art, was destroyed in a gas explosion. During the time of its use, the typeface appeared in promotional materials, in exhibitions, and also in artistic publications. But first and foremost, it excellently complemented the clean gallery space created by architect Josef Pleskot. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Måns Grebäck
[Aring Typeface]

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Mårten Nettelbladt
[Omkrets arkitektur]

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Mark Frömberg

Berlin-based and Berlin-born illustrator and designer whose first degree is from the University of Applied Sciences (Berlin 2012). Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014, where his graduation typeface was Shequalin.

He made the semi-calligraphic script typeface Faistra (2010) renamed Canary (2011, to be published by Die Gestalten), and the rounded informal typeface Calcine (2011, Die Gestalten).

Pigment (2012) is a chromatic typeface.

For his graduation project at the KABK in 2014, he created Shequalin, a text typeface for humoristic applications, Mark writes about this quirky but very pleasant and readable typeface: Shequalin is a text typeface designed for sophisticated humoristic literature and all kinds of typographic shenanigans. Be it satirical or dadaistic poetry, escapist or fictive novels, playful Shequalin seamlessly suits works by masters of the comical word. For the reader;s alertness, it rhythmically drops in oddities without distracting from the reading flow. In order to create a more severe and fervent contrast, the roman and italic were designed independently and merged later, creating a dynamic sense of tension and blatancy in Shequalin.

In 2016, he designed the monospaced programming font family Gintronic at Carrois and bBox Type.

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Mark Simonson
[Mark Simonson Studio]

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Mark Simonson Studio
[Mark Simonson]

Mark Simonson Studio is located in StPaul, MN. Mark founded Mark Simonson Studio around 2000, and describes himself as a freelance graphic designer and type designer. From his CV: Early in my career I worked mainly as an art director on a number of magazines and other publications including Metropolis (a Minneapolis weekly, 1977), TWA Ambassador (an inflight magazine, 1979-81), Machete (a Minneapolis broadsheet, 1978-80), Minnesota Monthly (Minnesota Public Radio's regional magazine, 1979-85), and the Utne Reader (1984-88). I was head designer and art director for Minnesota Public Radio (1981-85) and an art director for its sister company, Rivertown Trading Company (1992-2000). During that time, I designed over 200 audio packages, including most of Garrison Keillor's, along with several hundred products (t-shirts, mugs, rugs, watches, etc.) for the Wireless, Signals, and other mail order catalogs. I have frequently done lettering as part of design projects I'm working on. This has always been my favorite part, so in 2000 I opened my own shop specializing in lettering, typography and identity design. I've also been interested in type design since my college days. I started licensing fonts to FontHaus in 1992, and since starting my new business, stepped up my efforts in developing original typefaces. I now have more than 70 fonts on the market with many more to come. This is increasingly becoming the focus of my activities. His fonts:

  • Coquette (2001). He says: Coquette could be the result of a happy marriage of Kabel and French Script.
  • Anonymice Powerline (2009-2010). This is probably a hack by some people based on Anonymous. It is available in some Github directories.
  • Kandal: a 1994 wedge serif, now also at MyFonts).
  • Proxima Sans (1994, a geometric sans, rereleased in 2004), followed in 2005 by his massively successful Proxima Nova in 42 styles/weights. Followed by Proxima Nova Soft (2011). The rounded version of Proxima Nova is Proxima Soft (2017). Poster by Dreher Gerrit.
  • Mostra (2001): based on a style of lettering often seen on Italian Art Deco posters and advertising of the 1930s. Look at the Light and Black versions, and drool...... The 2009 update is called Mostra Nuova. Selected styles: Mostra Nuovo Bold, Mostra One Light, Mostra Three Bold, Mostra Two Heavy.
  • In 2001, he made the Mac font Anonymous. Its updated version is Anonymous Pro (2009-2010), a TrueType version of Anonymous 9, which was a freeware bitmap font developed in the mid-90s by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. It was designed as a more legible alternative to Monaco, the mono-spaced Macintosh system font.
  • In 1998 and 2001, he produced the (free) 3-style Atari Classic family.
  • In 2003, he released Blakely Bold and Heavy (an art deco font first done for the Signals mail order catalog). The original Blakely is from 2000.
  • Goldenbook Light, Regular, and Heavy, based on the logotype of the 1920s literary mag called "The Golden Book Magazine".
  • Metallophile Sp 8 Light and Light Italic (2008): a "faithful facsimile of an 8-point sans as set on a 1940s-vintage hot metal typesetting machine".
  • Refrigerator Light and Heavy, Refrigerator and its extension Refrigerator Deluxe (2009) (geometric sans).
  • Changeling Light, Regular, Bold, Stencil, and Inline (2003): a redesign and expansion of China, a VGC photo-typositor typeface from 1975 by M. Mitchell, which includes unicase typefaces; see also Changeling Neo, 2009.
  • Sanctuary Regular and Bold: a computerish typeface based on lettering in the 1976 movie Logan's run--later withdrawn from the market.
  • Sharktooth (+Bold, +Heavy).
  • Felt Tip Roman, Woman and Senior (based on his own handwriting). Felt Tip Senior (2000) is based on the hand of Mark's father. Felt Tip Woman Regular and Bold are based on the handwriting of designer Patricia Thompson.
  • Filmotype Gay (2011).
  • Filmotype Honey (2010): fifties brush lettering face. For a free alternative, see Honey Script (2000) by Dieter Steffmann.
  • Raster Gothic Condensed Regular and Bold (12 fonts total), and Raster Bank (a pixelized version of Bank Gothic).
  • Other free bitmap fonts for the Mac [the PC version was made by CybaPee]. MyFonts page.
  • He digitized Phil Martin's family, Grad (2004, inspired by Century Schoolbook, and originally done by Martin in 1990).
  • His 2006 production includes three script typefaces: Kinescope is a connected script based on title lettering in Fleischer Studios' animated Superman films from the 1940s. Snicker is a cartoony block letter type. Both were published at Font Bros. And Launderette is a connected very slanted script based closely on lettering used in the titles of the 1944 Otto Preminger film, Laura.
  • In 2007, he revived and extended Filmotype Glenlake (2007, sold at Font Bros).
  • Lakeside (2008) is a flowing 1940s-style brush script. It was inspired by hand-lettered titles in the classic 1944 film noir movie Laura.
  • In 2008, he revived Filmotype Zanzibar, about which he writes: That Zanzibar is nearly an anagram of bizarre seems fitting. The surviving people from Filmotype (later Alphatype) have not been able to tell us who designed this gem, so we have no record of the designers intentions. Released in the early 1950s, it seems somewhat inspired by the work of Lucian Bernhard (Bernhard Tango, 1934) and Imre Reiner (Stradivarius, 1945). At first, it appears to be a formal script, but there are no connecting strokes. It would be better described as a stylized italic, similar to Bodoni Condensed Italic or Onyx Italic, with swash capitals.
  • Filmotype Vanity (2008) is an outline typeface based on a 1955 design by Filmotype. It was derived from Filmotype Ginger.
  • Filmotype Alice (2008) is casual handwriting. However, MyFonts now credits Patrick Griffin with the digitization.
  • Filmotype MacBeth (2008) is a freestyle face.
  • Filmotype Ginger (2008) is a heavy display typeface with an aftertaste of Futura.
  • Boxy2 (2008) and Boxy1 (2008) are severely octagonal typefaces made to test out FontStruct. See also bubblewrap.
  • In 2008, Mark Solsburg and Mark Simonson cooperated on the digital revival of the calligraphic Diane Script, originally designed in 1956 by Roger Excoffon.
  • In 2009, Mark worked on SketchFlow Print, a font for Microsoft. It will be bundled with the next version of Christian Schormann's Expression Blend, part of Microsoft's Expression Studio suite. The fonts, based upon the handwriting of architect Michaela Mahady of SALA Architects, Inc., give that well-known architectural printing look (like Tekton).
  • Filmotype Gem (2011). A sans headline typeface that was first drawn by Filmotype in the 1950s.
  • Bookmania (2011) is a revival of Bookman Oldstyle (1901) and the Bookmans of the 1960s, but with all the features you would expect in a modern digital font family. Especially, Simonson's Bookmania story is worth reading.
  • In 2018, he published the 25-style Acme Gothic at Fontspring. He explains: Acme Gothic (2018) is based on the thick and thin gothic lettering style popular in the U.S. in the first half of the twentieth century. There have been typefaces in this genre before, but they were either too quirky (Globe Gothic), too English (Britannic), too Art Deco (Koloss), too modern (Radiant), or too Art Nouveau (Panache). None captures the plain, workman-like style of Acme Gothic.
  • Parkside (2018) is a script typeface inspired by typefaces and lettering of the 1930s and 1940s. Parkside uses OpenType magic to automatically select letter variations that seamlessly connect to the letters coming before and after.

Links to his typefaces, in decreasing order of popularity: Proxima Nova, Bookmania, Mostra Nuova, Proxima Nova Soft, Coquette, Refrigerator Deluxe, Felt Tip Roman, Grad, Changeling Neo, Goldenbook, Lakeside, Kinescope, Metallophile Sp8, Blakely, Felt Tip Woman, Snicker, Felt Tip Senior, Kandal, Sharktooth, Anonymous, Raster Bank, Raster Gothic.

FontShop link. Fontspace link. MyFonts interview. View all typefaces designed by Mark Simonson. Fontspring link. Google Plus link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Kernest link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mark van Bronkhorst
[MvB Design]

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Markus John
[New Letters]

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Martin Gnadt

Graphic designer in Berlin. After his graduation, he interned with Sagmeister Inc in New York. He currently lectures at Design Akademie Berlin and runs his own studio. Creator of the monospace styled headline typeface Circuit (2013) and the multi-layered typeface family Sumply (2016). Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Martin Lorenz

German type designer. At Vette Letters, he created VLNL Tp Bar Paco (2014, inspired by the vernacular type found in traditional Spanish bars in Barcelona), VLNL Tp Martini (2013, a didone face), and VLNL Tp Kurier (2013, a monospaced typewriter face; + Serif, + Callig Regular). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Martin P. Pfeiffer
[Scooter Graphics (Fonts by Marty Pfeiffer)]

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Martin Vacha
[Displaay]

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Marton Kabai

As a student in Den Haag, The Neherlands, Marton Kabai created the retro brush script typeface Fauna (2015) in Monospaced and Proportional styles. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Match Fonts
[Michel Bujardet]

Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look typeface Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.

Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.

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Mathieu Desjardins
[Pangram Pangram Foundry]

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Matt Balmer

American designer of the OpenType font MonoDisplay (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Cole Wilson

Kansas City, MO-based designer of the free monoline rounded sans typeface family Podriq (2016), and a free set of vector format icons and dingbats.

Typefaces from 2017: Anvyl (free; the Cyrillic characters were designed by Dmitry Sivukhin), Baywulf (a minimalist beer label blackletter typeface), Deimos (a free monospaced programming font).

Typefaces from 2018: Geizer (a free all caps copperplate. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Anderson

Or Matthew Hinders-Anderson. 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 College (Oxford, OH). 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).

In 2015, he made OCR-B, extending Adrian Frutiger's 1968 design towards more languages (by adding accents of all sorts) and making the weight lighter.

The all caps sans typeface Graph was used in websites, signs and posters for the 2014 People's Climate March in New York City. It is designed to be a display-oriented companion to Klima. It was inspired by typefaces like DIN 1451 Engschrift, Tungsten and Trade Gothic Bold Condensed.

In 2015, Graph was supplemented with Graph Paris in view of the major U.N. climate conference in Paris. It is characterized by the curvy elliptical A, V and W.

  • Graph FF Condensed (2017). A flat-sided, condensed display face, good for headlines and titles. Originally created for the Fossil Free project identity. Includes icons from the Fossil Free icons set.
  • Katwijk Mono (2018).
  • Folsom (2018). Matthew writes: Wide, chunky, and super-double-extra-bold. Modern, but with a little bit of that old-time wood type flavor. Great for giant, unignorable headlines. Probably horrible for paragraphs or fine print. Originally created for the 'RISE' mass climate action happening around the Global Climate Action Summit in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

  • Matthew Burvill
    [House of Burvo]

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    Matthew Butterick
    [MB Type]

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    Matthew Lew
    [For Personal Gain]

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    Matthew O'Rourke

    Provo, UT-based creator of the squarish monoispaced typeface Clementson (2014). This typeface was developed during his studies at Brigham Young University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Matthias Luh

    Born in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1994, Matthias Luh set up the Mathhias Luh Foundry in 2010. Matthias Luh lives in Bietigheim-Bissingen.

    His first batch of typefaces, all dated 2010, includes Electric Typewriter (a fat rounded but squarish face), Cash Point Mono (dot matrix face), Rough Bits (grunge), Matthew's Scribblings (scribbled hand), Autumn Leaves (hand-printed), Modern Curves (organic sans), Peanutz (hand-printed), Matthew's Text (hand-printed and grungy), and Mandala FX (comic book face).

    Later typefaces: Typewriter BasiX (2011, old typewriter), Take Some Notes (2011, notebook face), Skribblex (2011, scribbly face), Typewriter Revo (2011), Lisa's Hand (2012), Look At Me (2012, +Outline: cartoonish), 19th Century Retro (2012, blackletter), 14 Segment LED Display (2013), Bunny Mambo (2014), Paintbrushdd (2015), Blitzeffekt (octagonal), Scratch That (a sketched 16-style font family), Zombie Apocalypse (2016).

    Klingspor link. MyFonts link. View matthias Luh's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Matthias Tellen

    Designer of Mononoki (2015), a free monospaced programming font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Matthieu Cordier

    Graphic designer in Besançon, France, who created the minimalist monospaced typefaces Monoclature and Monoclature Slab Serif in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Matthieu Cortat
    [Nonpareille (was: Chastellun.net)]

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    Mattox Shuler
    [Fort Foundry]

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    Maud van Gool

    Dutch graphic designer based in Haarlem who made a monospaced display typeface called Fox Dog (2013).

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    Max Little
    [Little Fonts]

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    Maxwell Guest

    Designer of the free headline monospaced sans font Lotte Paperfang (2007). Alternate URL. Fontsy link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    MB Type
    [Matthew Butterick]

    Matthew Butterick (b. 1970, Michigan) grew up in New Hampshire. He got his B.A. degree from Harvard University in visual&environmental studies, also studying mathematics and letterpress printing. His work is in the permanent collection of the Houghton Library at Harvard. Butterick started his design career at the Font Bureau as a typeface designer and engineer. At the beginning of the Internet era, he moved to San Francisco and founded website design and engineering company Atomic Vision. Atomic Vision was later acquired by open-source software developer Red Hat. More recently, Butterick got a law degree from UCLA and has been practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles, Butterick Law Corporation. He operates a web site called Typography for Lawyers and another one called Butterick's Practical Typography.

    In 2010, he published Typography for Lawyers. MyFonts link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Bureau link. He has some great one-liners, such as The only good Copperplate is a dead Copperplate. Matthew Butterick's creations:

    • Agitprop: in the FUSE 12 collection.
    • Wessex (1993): A family published at Font Bureau in 1993. Font Bureau writes: Initially conceived by Matthew Butterick as a Bulmer revival, Wessex took on characteristics of Baskerville&Caledonia as design proceeded. In 1938, W.A. Dwiggins had taken the hard necessities of the non-kerning line-caster italic duplexed onto the same widths as roman, and turned them into design virtues. Inspired by the surprising beauty of his wide-bodied Caledonia italic, Butterick used it as a model for Wessex.
    • Hermes (1995, 2010, Font Bureau). Blurb at Font Bureau: Schriftguss and Wollmer called it Hermes; Berthold called it Block. Hermann Hoffmann's 1908 design inspired FB Hermes, which evokes the German grotesks that were workhorses of factory printing 100 years ago. Blunt corners suggest the wear and tear of rough presswork. Matthew Butterick created the original styles in 1995. In 2010, he added more weights, italics, and alternate glyphs to expand the family's versatility.
    • Triplicate. A large family of typewriter fonts that feature both monospacing and proportional spacing.
    • HeraldGothic (1993, Font Bureau). A condensed typeface with bevelled, or octagonal, corners.
    • Chunk.
    • Alix FB (2011, Font Bureau). A monospaced family based on two IBM selectric typewriter face, Prestige Elite and Light Italic.
    • Equity (2011) is a readable text family, based on Ehrhardt.
    • Berlin Sans (1994). Font Bureau: Berlin Sans is based on a brilliant alphabet from the late twenties, originally released by Bauer with the name Negro, the very first sans that Lucian Bernhard ever designed. Assisted by Matthew Butterick, David Berlow expanded this single font into a series of four weights.
    • Advocate and Advocate Slab (2015-2017). A large sans and slab family. Caps only.
    • Concourse (2013-2017). A large sans family.
    • Valkyrie (2018).
    • Century Supra (2018). A modern typeface.
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    Mediumextrabold (or: M XB Foundry)
    [Philip Cronerud]

    Commercial typefoundry based in San Francisco. Their typefaces, some of which were made by Philip Cronerud:

    • From 2016: Edie Text, Maud (a fashion mag display typeface), Galleri.
    • From 2015: Atelier (sans), Blanche, Practice (sans), Everyday (sans), Deursen (sans), North (serifed display typeface), Inkwell (sans).
    • From 2014: System (monospaced system font), Wired (a display typeface inspired by Richard Kostelanetz rigorous arrays of lines and grids), Grotezk or MXB Grotesk (a geometric sans), Pavilion (a bespoke prismatic typeface for Printed Pages), Duplex (geometric sans).
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    Michael Abbink

    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. Mike Abbink is the Executive Creative Director of the Brand Experience and Design Team within IBM Studios. Before that, he worked as a Creative Director for the Museum of Modern Art, Wolff Olins (New York), Saffron Consultants, Method (also co-founder) and as a Design Director at Apple Computer. His typefaces:

    • 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 co-designed 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. GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
    • From 2000 until 2006, he created FF Milo, which was followed in 2009 by FF Milo Serif. These typefaces were developed for magazine and newspaper print and have therefore short ascenders and descenders. Paul van der Laan helped with the production. In 2014, the series was augmented with FF Milo Slab (by Mike Abbink and Jesse Vega).
    • In 2014, Abbink finished Brando (Bold Monday), which won third prize in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. It was followed in 2016 by Brando Sans (Bold Monday).
    • IBM Plex (2017). A large free font family created by Mike Abbink and Bold Monday for IBM's new corporate identity. It includes IBM Plex Sans, IBM Plex Serif and IBM Plex Mono subfamilies. Direct download at Github. Aneliza (2018) is a fork that has a single storey g in the italics.

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    Michael Cina
    [You Work For Them (or YWFT; formerly Cinahaus or TrueIsTrue)]

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    Michael Evcerson
    [Royal]

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    Michael Everson
    [Evertype (was: Everson Typography)]

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    Michael Hoffmann

    Michael Hoffmann studied Japanology at Germany's University of Hamburg and traveled in the early years of his professional career frequently to Japan, where he taught URW's Ikarus font production tools to Japanese customers. At URW++, where he has worked for over 30 years, he contributed to the technological progress. Codesigner with Anita Jürgeleit of the stamped font URW Urban (2013). In 2014, he designed the readable sans family Arsapia (2016, URW++) and the accompanying programming font Arsapia Mono. Arsapia is multiplexed---all styles have the same space metrics. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Michael Jarboe
    [Reserves (or: AE Type)]

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    Michael Lassiter

    Durham, NC-based art director who created the thin octagonal monospaced typefaced Jana Mono (2013), the dot matrix typeface Spec (2013), and the pixelish typeface Textuell (2013).

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    Michel Bujardet
    [Fontmenu.com]

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    Michel Bujardet
    [Match Fonts]

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    Michel Troy
    [Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)]

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    Microscan

    An OCR A monospaced face by an unknown author. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Microsoft

    Seattle-based company involved to some extent in typography. Until 2002, the fonts developed by them were free. That is no longer the case. They are major players in multilingual typeface development, type for on-screen use, and type formats such as OpenType. A listing of their typefaces:

    • Andale: a monospaced TrueType font by Microsoft developed specially for Web applications by Steve Matteson. Formerly known as Monotype.com from Monotype.
    • Impact: designed by Geoffrey Lee, based on an issue by the Sheffield foundry, Stephenson Blake.
    • Arial: a sans serif family. Functional, but ugly.
    • Times-New Roman and Courier are the bread and water.
    • Comic Sans: designed by Vincent Connare.
    • Verdana (sans serif) and Georgia (serif): font families by by Matthew Carter.
    • Trebuchet: a humanist sans serif by Vincent Connare.
    • Webdings: designed in 1997 as a collaborative work between Microsoft's Vincent Connare and top Monotype designers Sue Lightfoot, Ian Patterson and Geraldine Wade. The images are intended for web designers who wish to include live fonts as a fast way of rendering graphics.
    • Nina: the latest typeface (2000), a pixel font signed by Matthew Carter. Hinted by Tom Rickner, it is designed to show well on screen at small point sizes.
    • Calibri and Consolas (2004): a sans and a monospaced/typewriter font family by Luc(as) de Groot developed as part of the ClearType project. Calibri received a TypeArt 05 award.
    • Candara (2004): a playful sans font family by Gary Munch developed as part of the ClearType project. Candara received a TypeArt 05 award.
    • Cambria (2004): a font family by Jelle Bosma developed as part of the ClearType project.
    • Corbel (2004): a simple sans font family by Jeremy Tankard developed as part of the ClearType project.
    • Constantia (2004): a beautiful serifed text font family by John Hudson developed as part of the ClearType project. [Personal note: the name Constantia is already used for over a decade by Foster and Horton.]
    • Meiryo (2004): a full roman and kanji font family by Eiichi Kono and Matthew Carter developed as part of the ClearType project.
    Download the Microsoft core fonts in one file from a German site maintained by Dirk Burghardt. See also here and here. Consolas download. And from this Russian archive. Download the Meiryo family here or here.

    The information below was written by Microsoft itself. The Typography Group at Microsoft is responsible for both fonts and the font rendering systems in Windows.

    Since version 3.1 the primary font system built into Windows has been the TrueType system, licensed from Apple in a deal (with hindsight) remarkably beneficial to Microsoft. Working with Monotype, the Microsoft Typography Group produced fine TrueType versions of Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New, tuned to be extremely legible on the screen; these were all ready for the launch of Windows 3.1. Since then these core fonts have been developed to cover more and more of the world's languages.

    In the mid-1990s under Robert Norton a program of truly new type designs was begun, using TrueType technology to render faithfully the bitmaps and outlines designed by Matthew Carter (Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma) and by in-house designer Vincent Connare (Trebuchet, Comic Sans). Until August 2002 these core fonts were offered freely over the Web, where they made an undoubtedly positive contribution in terms of legibility and font choice.

    In 1996 the OpenType initiative with Adobe was announced; this is touted as "the end of the font wars", whereby advanced multilingual text layout becomes available, native rendering of PostScript fonts becomes part of Windows 2000, and unwieldy font formats are rationalized.

    In 1998 the group announced ClearType. This is a very ingenious method to increase legibility on color LCD screens, individually targeting the 3 subpixels (red, green and blue) that make up each pixel. Such a leap forward in readability on these screens is a crucial element to the success of nascent eBook technology.

    Simon Daniels at the Group's website keeps font fans and font developers up to date with most aspects of the digital typography scene, and communicates the technicalities of how fonts work in Windows.

    Updating us about the current (October 2000) activity of the Group, Simon notes: 1999 saw several members of the group leave to join Microsoft's eBooks group. These included technical lead Greg Hitchcock, developers Beat Stamm and Paul Linerud as well as former Monotype hinters Michael Duggan and Geraldine Wade.

    On August 12, 2002 Microsoft discontinued the free availability of the core fonts, noting that the downloads were being abused in terms of their end-user license agreements. Most commentators took this to mean the company objected to the fact that the fonts were being installed with Linux distributions.

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    Mika Mischler

    Designer at Die Gestalten of Brother (stencil) and T-Star Mono Round (monowidth). In 2002, he coedited Los Logos, a 444 page book of logos (with Robert Klanten and Nicholas Bourquin). In 2007, the typewriter typeface Generell TW was added.

    At Binnenland, he has Relevant (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2007; loosely influenced by 'Record Gothic', created by R. Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1927), T-Star Pro, T-Star TW Pro (typewriter face, 2002), Korpus (2012, with Nik Thoenen), Korpus Grotesk (2014), and Catalog (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2005).

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    Mike Abbink
    [IBM Plex]

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    Milieu Grotesque
    [Timo Gaessner]

    In 2010, designers Timo Gaessner (a graduate of Gerrit Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam) and Alexander Meyer started MilieuGrotesque (or: Meyer&Gässner) in Zurich, an independent platform for designers and editors, publishing and distributing a growing collection of typefaces and related publications. MilieuGrotesque reflects our ongoing interest and involvement with all things typographical in work and thought. The page features mainly typefaces designed by themselves:

    • Maison (2010) is a four weight proportional and a four weight monospaced aligned grotesque, based on a constructed principle to achieve an industrial flavour with a minimum of details and optical corrections. Originally designed for the use in the corporate design of Thomas Bendel Architect, Berlin, Maison evolved to a typeface that can be used for a large range of applications. By Gaessner.
    • Chapeau (2010): a rounded face.

      They write: The Chapeau Typeface has been inspired by a letter printed on the back of a Johnny Cash cover, that he had a addressed to his fans in Germany. Apparently, this record - released sometime mid seventies - contained most of Cash's songs he had composed during his time at the air-force in Landshut, Bavaria, during the american occupation shortly after World War II. However, this poor offset reproduction of an original typed letter worked as a base of this geometric drawn, proportional aligned typeface. By Gaessner.

    • Lacrima (2010, Alexander Meyer): an attractive typewriter type. Meyer writes: Lacrima is a rounded slab-serif typeface family with a classic modern, industrial charm. The whole family is based upon a typewriter specimen of the so called IBM Golfball Typeface, Light Italic. A handwritten inspired italic, with swash elements and characteristic ink-drop endings. The new digital interpretation is featuring two corresponding upright versions: Lacrima-Serif and Lacrima-Senza - each version is available in three distinctive weights; Light, Regular and Bold.
    • Generika (Alexander Meyer, 2008): a rounded display sans. Meyer writes: Generika is inspired by an old Adler typewriter specimen. As an artefact of using a flaky carbon ribbon onto not-so-great paper, the actual outcome when used on the typewriter was badly printed with blurry corners. These blurry letterforms influenced the contemporary reinterpretation of this condensed and quite unusual typewriter typeface with its slightly rounded corners. The different weights are proportionately designed, making them useful for a diverse range of applications. Generika is also available as a monospaced version.
    • Brezel Grotesk (2011) by Stefanie Preis/Burri-Preis is a sans serif typeface, inspired by the character of classic ninetheen-century grotesques, an unpretentious typestyle, completed by the regular, yet organic shape of a Bavarian pretzel. Readable in small point sizes, yet remarkable at larger sizes, the letters have distinctive terminals. Designed in four weights to function in all text settings, Brezel is suited for a wide range of applications. Unlike most sans serif typefaces of the 19th century Brezel Grotesk comes with a true italic.
    • Boutique (2012, Milieu Grotesque). A Peignotian typeface.
    • Custom fonts: Amentype, Bendel, Heer Type, Kralice.
    • Naiv (2006), done for Die Gestalten.
    • Patron (2014), published by Milieu Grotesque.
    • Julia.
    • Balcony Dingbats.
    • 123 Queen.
    Klingspor link. Timo Gaessner's home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Milos Mitrovic
    [Mindburger Studio]

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    Mindaugas Strockis

    Vilnius-born typeface designer (b. 1969) of the FF Elementa family (Courier-like) at FontFont. Also made the Greek font Korinthus and Grecs du Roi WG (2001), a wonderful fully accented Greek font named after Claude Garamond's 16th century cut for the French royal printers. For Linguist's Software, he has made several Greek fonts. In 2002, he designed Elementa Rough (an old typewriter font), FF Elementa Greek and FF Elementa Cyrillic. His Grecs du roi WG (2001) is here. Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

    Mindburger Studio
    [Milos Mitrovic]

    Milos Mitrovic (Mindburger Studio, est. 2015, Nis, Serbia, but now located in Bergen, Norway) created the 1920s style sans family Bambino (2014), which was influenced by Futura. In 2015, he published Bambino New.

    Typefaces from 2016: Bergen Sans (a modern geometric sans advertized in this manner: [...]clean and stylized Scandinavian geometry, partnered with explosive post Bauhaus type aesthetics[...]), Noir (based on early 20th century geometric sans models; in 12 styles, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).

    Typefaces from 2017: Bergen Mono, Bergen Text (a great geometric sans family).

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    Misha Panfilov
    [Russian Fonts]

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    Missy Meyer

    Phoenix, AZ-based illustrator, type designer and cat lady.

    Typefaces from 2018: Berryfield, Muggsy, Juicy Gossip, Barn Party, Tippy Tappy Type (typewriter font), Breakfast Pastry, Allegory (curly script), Boisterous, Loquat (brush script in SVG style), Breaking Bread, Cheesy Grits, Puckery Tart, Blorp (comic book style).

    Typefaces made in 2017: Mystical Woods, Uncle Grump, Bloomdings, Kookyheads, Barn Dance, Mr. Stretch, Mr. Stout, Terrapin, Saboteur, Garrulous, Sportsball, Scott Slaughter (a free horror script font), Ankle Biter, Buddy Mac, Taxpayer (hand-printed), Chaotic Neutral, Trillian, Garlic Butter, Benji (monospaced rounded sans), Pickle Biscuit (children's script), United Scripts (all names of states), Succulent, MacGuffin (children's book or comic book typeface family), Limetta (brush script), Gray Skies, Scamper, Lallsey, Meddling Kids, Crispin (marker font), Fatty Cakes, Mossy Rock, Jumbuck, Candlepin (rounded and monospaced), Intruding Cat, Allspice, Skrawk Serif (a free sketched font), Starch Raw (a free sans typeface).

    Typefaces made in 2016: Starch, Showpony Sans (free), Pinsetter, Quintsy (+Sans, +Deco, +Casual, +SansRounded, +Slab), Virga Script (a wide connected script), Virga Sans, Virga Casual, Undulant (curly marker script), Tallsy, Breezy Beach, Kidlit, Missyhand, Cherry Cordial (brush script), Big Sweetie (a textured hand-crafted heart-filled typeface), Big Freeze (snow-filled letters), Big Frost, Morning Sunset (smooth brush script), Rough Puff (fat brush style), Race Coarse (dry brush), Zooky Squash (curly script), Bobbles (a curvy monoline script), Skellyman (a free marker pen Halloween font for Latin and Cyrillic), Tingler, the free brush script typeface King Basil, the free font Gumption, the free hand-drawn Twenty Minutes, the brush script typeface Spiffy McGee, the free beatnik typeface Gallimaufry, free brush script typeface Sprightly Two, the free sketched typeface Skrawk Serif, the free watercolor brush font Brizzush, free brush font Ludicrous, the free marker pen font family HoliDoodles, the free hand-crafted Tragic Marker, free brush script font Sprightly, and the free hand-printed typefaces Cavorting, Boldly Missy (comic book style) and Trawll.

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    M.J. Cowan

    FontStructor who made the blocked typeface Chunkilicious (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Moiré
    [Marc Kappeler]

    Zurich-based graphic design studio that often work for art and architecture clients. It is run by Marc Kappeler, Markus Reichenbach and Ruth Amstutz. Font subpage. Regina (2008) is a custom rounded typeface in Latin and Cyrillic for Regina Gallery in London and Moscow. Balkankaravan (2008) is a layered typeface custom-designed for Balkankaravan. In 2010, they made an ornamental caps typeface consisting of building demolitions.

    In 2012-2013, Grilli Type published their typeface family GT Pressura (with monospaced and proportional versions), which was inspired by type stamped on shipping boxes. GT Pressura was co-designed by Ruth Amstutz and Dominik Huber.

    In 2014, Dominic Huber, Marc Kappeler and Noel Leu published the extensive text family GT Sectra (Grilli Type), which, in view if its breadth and angular design will prove to be one the world's major releases of 2014. GT Sectra won first prize in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. Their blurb: GT Sectra was originally designed for the German-language magazine Reportagen, a bi-monthly publication specializing in literary reporting. Its long-form stories require a typeface that works well in text, but not at the expense of character. GT Sectra strikes that balance. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Molotro
    [Luciano Perondi]

    Molotro is Luciano Perondi's typefoundry, which he runs with Stefano Minelli and Valentina Montagna. This Italian type designer (b. Busto Arsizio, 1976) lives in Busto Arsizio (Varese). At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the logo-grammatic approach to type design: "Carattere senza un nome importante". His ATypI 2002 report is here. In this enlightening piece, you can read about his opinions on type. From 2000 on, he is lecturer at the Basic Design Lab of the Politecnico di Milano. In 2003 he founded the Research Team EXP. The research team, formed by type designers and psychologists, studies the reading process, the influences of the irregularity of typefaces on reading and the non linear script. EXP is now starting to work on the effects of presbiopia on reading and on how an adequate design of types could help presbiopian readers. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about How does the irregularity of letters affect reading? His type designs include

    • Solferino Text (2007), a great transitional understated text typeface for the Corriere della Sera newspaper. Done with Leftloft (Andrea Braccaloni).
    • Minotype (2006, aka Ninzioletto, a stencil face).
    • Zotico/Zotica (2004, a sans family for the Milano Film Festival).
    • Ninzioletto (2004, a stencil typeface designed for the Venice sign system).
    • Tecnotipo (2005, designed for Tecno).
    • Quinta (2006).
    • DeA (2003, for DeAgostini).
    • Ccunami.
    • Csuni (which stands for Carattere Senza Un Nome Importante).
    • Csuni1885 (2003, for Mattioli1885; see also Experience1885).
    • Mattioli1885.
    • DeA, for DeAgostini (2003).
    • Sessantacinque (2003).
    • Eye of Goat: designed in 2005 by Perondi, Valentina Montagna and Federico Zerbinati. It is a medieval ornaments typeface (free for a limited time).
    • Nanoline (hairline sans).
    • Decima (2005), a sans.
    • Lontano (2003). A Caslon-style typeface commissioned for the Matteoli 1885 edition.
    • Brera (2007, a sans family by Leftloft and Molotro).
    • Voland (2010). A commissioned Baskerville typeface for the Italian publishing house Voland.
    • Under the identity design and art direction of FF3300, Molotro created the sans typeface family Divenire, in Regular, Italic and Mono subfamilies, for the Italian Democratic Party in 2012-2013. Since 2014, Divenire can be bought as a reatil font at CAST.
    • Dic Sans (2014). This elliptical sans was inspired by Aldo Novarese's Eurostile. It has its own idiosyncracies, and comes with a gorgeous Dic Sans Extra Bold weight (2014). On the nomenclature---French are allowed to operate Sans Dic, and Americans are permitted to typeset with Extra Bold Dic.
    • Tribasei 16-000 (2006). an experimental typeface.
    • Macho Modular (2015, CAST). Macho was originally designed in 2010 for MAN (Museo d'Arte Provincia di Nuoro) and is based on the idea of modular widths of the 20th-century typesetting systems, as required by the Olivetti Margherita and the hot-metal Linotype machine.
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    Mono Studio

    Small Japanese bitmap and monospaced font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monofonts
    [Valentino Coppi]

    Monofonts was founded by Katiuscia Mari, Andrea Cerboneschi and Marco Ugolini. Monofonts is the Font Foundry related to Monocromo Creative Digital Agency based in Florence, Italy. Valentino Coppi is the Italian designer (b. Firenze) of the free typeface family Aron Grotesque (2016, Monocromo), which is named after French intellectual Raymond Aron.

    Typefaces from 2017: Joe Stamp (monospaced roundish children's book type), Abuse (a blackletter font in the calligraffiti style), Sweetheart Script.

    Creative Market link. Behance link. Dafont link. Behance link. Behance link for Monofonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monomania

    Nice discussion of monospaced fonts by Toronto's Joe Clark. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monospac821 Hebrew BT

    Bitstream font from 2002 that combines Latin glyphs from Monospace 821 and some Hebrew fixed width characters. It was designed for Microsoft. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monospace fonts: Christopher Widdowson
    [Christopher Widdowson]

    Christopher Widdowson (Quiji, Australia) listed, showed, and compared these monospaced fonts for showing computer code, but that page disappeared. Here is that list.

    • Andale Mono - Version 2.00 (Agfa, Microschoft, Ascender)
    • Bitstream Vera Sans Mono (Bitstream, Gnome)
    • Consolas (Microschoft)
    • Courier New (Microschoft)
    • Crisp (Proggy Fonts)
    • DIN Schablonierschrift (sendung.de)
    • DPCustomMono2 (Distributed Proofreaders)
    • FigurineCrrCB (comes with ChessBase)
    • Futurist Fixed-width (WSI)
    • HellasCour (Pouliadis Associates)
    • HyperFont (Hilgraeve Inc)
    • Publisher Hilgraeve Inc
    • TR Larabiefont Bold (FontShop Sherlock)
    • Letter Gothic (WSI)
    • Letter Gothic MT (Monotype)
    • Lucida Console (Bigelow&Holmes)
    • Lucida Sans Typewriter (Bigelow&Holmes)
    • Monospac821 BT (Bitstream)
    • MS Mincho (Ricoh, Microsoft)
    • OCR A Extended (WSI)
    • Orator10 BT (Bitstream)
    • Prestige (IBM)
    • SImPL (Amadeus Information Systems)
    • Ti92Pluspc (Texas Instruments)
    • VerdanaMono
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    Monospaced Fonts

    Monospaced fonts have glyphs that take equal amounts of space. They were invented because of the limitations of mechanical typewriters. They are harder to read than proportionally spaced fonts. In addition, text set in monospaced fonts takes up more space. In short, there is no good reason to use them in most situations. Examples include system fonts like Courier, Monaco and Consolas. Not convinced? Read Matthew Buttericks's book Typography for Lawyers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    Monospaced typefaces: Wikipedia

    The list of monospaced typefaces gatheed at Wikipedia, in 2009, includes Andale Mono, Consolas, Courier, DejaVu Sans Mono, Drois Sans Mono, Everson Mono, Fixedsys, Lucida Console, Monaco, Prestige, Tex Gyre Cursor, Williams Monospace and UM Typewriter. [Google] [More]  ⦿

    monospacifier.py

    Convert variable-pitch fonts to monospace (useful for unicode and indentation-friendly programming). [Google] [More]