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Aka Kenz, b. 1996. Studio in Singapore, specializing in display fonts. Their work is characterized by the frequent use of special ligatures. In 2020, 177 studio published the handcrafted typefaces Yambag, Good Things Script, Acmedia, Apollo, Autolinker, Medio, Qubely, Rigel Star, The Wave (wavy, zebra-striped), Tornado Night Party, Unique, Bqtrack-Script, Generating-Script, Hotel-Script, Sangi-Serif, Themify-Brush (a dry brush script), Extra Serif, Rhythm Script, Blogger 1983 Brush (dry brush), Bambi (monoline script), Staples Calligraphy, Bimber Brush (dry brush), Stthomas Script, Quotes (a dry brush font), Raghen (a monoline script) and Royal (a brush font). Other typefaces from 2020: Queens Gambit, Fashionable, Allright, Abnes, Ocean Wave (textured), Nuvel (textured caps), Okemo (a decorative serif), Omegle, High Speed, Kingsley, Medio Vintage (heavy caps), Karen, Amigh, Paint Drops, The Barista, Rainy Day.
Typefaces from 2021: Aretha Bridge (a decorative serif), Aerobic (a decorative serif), Aristotle, Akashic, Celebrate (a display serif), Chaman (decorative), Conical Condensed, Coxxon (a logo font), Character with Text (textured), Digital Geometric, Gimbal Extended, Gramling, Hamachi (a decorative serif), Matiott (a display serif), Mclassic (stylish thin roman caps), Newton Howard, Ostrich Habitat (a display serif), Rothko Sans, Space (a futuristic speed font), Strarat (perhaps a horror font), String Beads, The Shouting, The Solstice, Theories (a tall modern sans), Travel (a modern display sans), Walting, Wind Creek (wind emulation), Cake Circle, Aremat (a rounded monolinear sans, perhaps a neon font), Urial, Gangitem (a ligature-rich serif), Roblox (futuristic), Selena Marin (a multi-width font), Wolf (octagonal), Amidala, Qaitan (a ligature-themed display serif), Raugi, Excellent (blackletter), Abington (sans), Aweber (an avant-garde sans), The Bangles (a vintage sans), Ohio (an all caps monolinear geometric sans), Mailyn, Celattin (a hipster sans), Landing, Soothing, Tommy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Waaiberg (1994) was drawn by hand with a very thin pen as some sort of ultimate test for Sandro's bitmap to type 1 conversion program. The pen's thin strokes are well reproduced, and the program handled touching spirals very nicely. Don't ever use this font for anything but titles or slogans. Viandra is a type 3 PostScript font obtained by writing on a magnetic pad and capturing important points of the stroke (not the outline) via a program written by François Belair, a brilliant undergraduate student at McGill. These points are processed by a font generation program written by Luc Devroye. The nib of the pen is selected at will by the user. The special neon effect is done directly in PostScript. [Google] [More] ⦿
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Abdul Malik Wisnu
Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of New Gothic Textura (2009), Canevas (2010-2012, stitching font), Acme (2013), Tropique (2011, experimental), Minuscule (2012), Tribute (2012, children's hand), Juicy (2010), Eclipse, Thésard, the music-inspired Swing (2010), the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans typeface Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).
Typefaces from 2015 include the multiline neon font Neo Neon.
In 2016, Acmé Paris designed the copperplate style poster typeface Aylak, the titling sans Truck, the art nouveau typeface Bertand, the art deco typeface Beaumont, and the avant-garde typeface Cattolica.
In 2017, they designed the artsy rounded sans typeface Kasha.
Famous type designer born in 1928 in Unterseen, Switzerland, who died in September 2015. He closely cooperated with Linotype-Hell AG, after having been artistic director at Deberny-Peignot in Paris since 1952. He established his own studio in 1962 with André Gürtler and Bruno Pfaftli. Art director for Editions Hermann, Paris 1957 to 1967. Frutiger lived near Bern, Switzerland, and was very interested in woodcuts. In 2009, Heidrun Osterer and Philipp Stamm coedited Adrian Frutiger Typefaces The Complete Works (Birkhäuser Verlag), a 460-page opus based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland. Quote: Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay. He designed over 100 fonts. Here is a partial list:
View some digital versions of Avenir. Vimeo movie on Frutiger by Christine Kopp and Christoph Frutiger entitled "Der Mann von Schwarz und weiss: Adrian Frutiger". More Vimeo movies. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Warsaw, Poland-based designer of magnificent experimental typefaces in various vector formats. These include:
Ahmad Syarif Afandi
Italian designer, 1920-1995, who designed most of his typefaces at Nebiolo in Turin. Until 1975, he made about 30 families at Nebiolo, and after 1975, he produced about 70 further families of fonts. With weights included, he created about 300 fonts. Biography by Sergio Polano. He was very influential, and wrote two important books, Alfa Beta: Lo Studio e il Disegno del Carattere, a study on font design and history (1964), and Il Segno Alfabetico (1971). Essay by Sergio Polano on Novarese. The list of fonts done at Nebiolo:
Italian designer and teacher (b. Turin, 1893, d. Turin, 1959), who spent most of his life designing type at Nebiolo, where he was also art director. He headed Studio Artistico della Nebiolo from 1936-1952. Bio by Gio Fuga in 2010. His> typefaces:
Alessandro Colizzi (b. Rome, 1966) is associate professor at Milan's Politecnico, Department of Design, where he teaches graphic design history, typography, and type design. He was professor at the Ecole de design of UQAM (Montreal) from 2005 to 2019, and visiting professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2014/15). He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (with a thesis on Bruno Minari), an MA in Type Design from The Hague's Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, a postgraduate diploma from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy, France, 2001), and an MLitt in English Literature from the University of Rome La Sapienza (1985-2000). He researches graphic design history, typography, and information design and interned in 1999 with Paul Shaw at Parsons School of Design in New York. He is a member of the Nebiolo History Project and has been a member of the cooperative Italian type foundry CAST since 2019.
His typefaces include:
Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Forma, Dattilo, Modulo. Nebiolo's last effort to produce a 'universal' typeface. Organizer of ATypI 2017 in Montreal. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the handcrafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Russian creator of the free chess font Chess 7 (2008), the free pixel fonts LED Stadion 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Small Dot Digital 7 (2013), Modern Dot Digital 7 (2013), Square Dot Digital 7 (2013), Bold Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif Dot Digital 7 (2013), Serif LED Board 7 (2013), Modern LED Board 7 (2013), Half Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Dash Pixel 7 (2013), Serif Pixel 7 (2013), Power Pixel 7 (2013), Enhanced LED Board 7 (2013), Thin Pixel 7 (2013), Smallest Pixel 7 (2013), Modern LCD 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2012), Digital 7 (2008, LED face), Post Pixel 7 (2013), Triple Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Dash Digital 7 (2013), Light Pixel 7 (2013), High Pixel 7 (2013), Mini Pixel 7 (2012), Long Pixel 7 (2013), LED Counter 7 (2013), Digital Counter 7 (2013), LED Digital 7 (2013), LED Board 7 (2013), Light LED Board 7 (2013), Advanced LED Board 7 (2013), Printed Circuit Board 7 (2013), Brick LED 7 (2013), Rounded LED Board 7 (2013), Pixel Dingbats 7 (2013), Square Wood 7 (2013), Small Bold Pixel 7 (2013), Rounded Pixel 7 (2013), Line Pixel 7 (2013), Bold LED Board (2013), Narrow Rectangle 7 (2013), Dot Digital 7 (2013, +Advanced), Square Metal 7 (2012), Stencil Pixel 7, Computer Pixel 7 (2012), Small Pixel 7 (2012), LED Counter Plus 7 (2013), LED 7 Display (2012, +Light), Neon Pixel 7 (2012), Old Pixel 7 (2012), Square Stone 7 (2012), Square Pixel 7 (2012), Pixel Font 7 (2012, +Outline), Pixel LCD7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7 (2012), Ice Pixel 7 (2012), Void Pixel 7 (2012), Dash Dot LCD 7 (2012), Dash Dot Square 7 (2013), Enhanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), Double Pixel 7 (2012), Advanced Pixel 7, Advanced Dot Digital 7 (2013), ZX Spectrum 7 (2012), Bubble Pixel 7, Cyrillic Pixel 7, Basic Square 7 (2013), Basic Sans Serif 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), Arrow 7 (2013), Abricos 7 (2013), Computer 7 (2013), Disco 7 (2013), Software Tester 7 (2013), Elegant Line 7 (2013), Soft Lines 7 (2013), Effective Way 7 (2013), and the free LED display font Digital-7 (2008).
Typefaces from 2014: Game Font 7, Square Sans Serif 7, High Sans Serif 7, Smooth Line 7, Bright Line 7, Double Line 7, Rounded Line 7, Rounded Sans Serif 7, Android 7, Arial Narrow 7, Bold Sans Serif 7, Light Sans Serif 7 (avant-garde sans), Modern Sans Serif 7, Software Kit 7 (dingbats), Advanced Sans Serif 7m Strong Line 7.
Typefaces from 2015: Steel Blade 7, Semi Rounded Sans Serif 7, Bold Game Font 7, Double Force 7, Roman Font VII, Game Sans Serif 7, Sans Serif Plus 7, Soft Sans Serif 7, Smooth Pixel 7, Clear Metal 7, Military Font 7 (stencil).
Typefaces from 2019: Clear Line 7.
Alf Becker (b. St. Louis, IL, d. 1959, St. Petersburg, FL) was a sign artist in the 1930's and 40's. Beginning in January 1932, at the request of editor E. Thomas Kelly, Becker supplied the Signs of the Times (The National Journal of Display Advertising) magazine's new Art and Design section with an alphabet a month, a project initially predicted to last only two years. Misjudging the popularity of the series, it instead ran for 27 years, ending finally two months before Becker's death in 1959, for a total of 320 alphabets. In late 1941, just ten years after the first alphabet was published, 100 of those alphabets were compiled and published in book form under the title 100 Alphabets, by Alf R. Becker.
The American Sign Museum shows the following death notice, taken from the April 1959 issue of Signs of the Times: A chapter of almost 27 years of extensive influence upon the development of sign and outdoor advertising lettering came to a close March 10 in the passing of Alf R. Becker, whose alphabets had been presented consistently in Signs of the Times since January, 1932. Death came in St. Petersburg, FL, where he had been hospitalized since last November. The funeral services were in St. Louis, March 16. Mr. Becker had operated a commercial sign business in East St. Louis, IL., and was widely known for his lettering ability when requested 27 years ago by the late E. Thomas Kelley, then editor of Signs of the Times, to do a series of alphabets for the magazine. They had estimated that 24 alphabets which would be presented in a period of two years would serve the purpose. The series was so enthusiastically received and so many readers urged continuation that it was projected indefinitely to eventually each a total of 320 before failing health of Mr. Becker forced him to give up that creative work. His last alphabet for ST appeared in the January issue this year. Countless are the signmen and women who broadened the horizons of their lettering ability by thorough study of Mr. Becker's alphabet. In 1941, his book, "100 Alphabets" was published by Signs of the Times, and all 3,000 copies that were printed were sold out long ago. Numerous requests have been received for a reprinting, but in view of the changes of time in lettering styles, it has not been considered advisable. Mr. Becker's failing health in 1957 influenced him and Mrs. Becker moving to St. Petersburg, where they bought a home, and where he went into semi-retirement. His love of the sign business was such that he continued his alphabets in spite of the problems of his illness.
Many of his typefaces have art deco influences. LHF Monogram at Letterhead is a digital version of one of his fonts. Other digitizations include Whomp (2006) and Buffet Script (2006) by Alejandro Paul (Sudtipos) and Daffadowndilly (2007) and Stony Island NF (after Becker's art deco typeface Chicago Modern), Quaint Notions (2003), and Shaq Attack NF (2011, a wood plank font) by Nick Curtis.
The Fontry (James Stirling and/or Adkins) is undertaking a grand digitization project, and releases free and pay fonts with names that start with ARB, followed by the font number, the font name, and the month and year of issue. In The Fontry's ARB series, we find ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 (2013, didone), ARB-85 Poster Script (2011, after a 1939 typeface by Becker), ARB 70 Modern Poster, ARB 93 Steel Moderne, ARB 44 Chicago Modern, ARB 66 Neon (2010, after a 1937 font, +Block, +Line), ARB 85 Modern Poster JAN-39 (2011, after Modern Poster Script, 1939), and ARB 67 Modern Roman, and ARB08ExtremeRomanAUG-32CASNormal (2009; the original is from 1932).
Jeff Levine created a number of typefaces based on Becker's work as well: Show Card Casual JNL (2018: based on a single stroke brush alphabet by Alf Becker), Casual Signage JNL (2018), Modern English JNL (2018), Kanona JNL (2010), Karaoke JNL (2010), Mocombo JNL (2010). John Davis created LHF Pipeline (2012) based on Becker's designs. Kaitlin Sims designed LHF Becker No. 45 (2015).
Type designer. Not to be confused with "Walden Font", a commercial foundry run by Oliver Weiss. Dafont link. Full list of his work: African (1993, a jungle font), Amelia, Asimov, Beveled, CalculatorItalic, Checkbook (MICR-like font), CrystalItalic, FinalFrontier (1993), FinalFrontierOldStyle, FinalFrontierShipside, Goethe, Japan, Jurassic, Lansbury (1993), Neon Lights (1993, based on Quantum), NewYorker (after Rea Irvin's irvin Font for tThe NewYorker), OliviaBrush, StencilExport (1993: based on Gerhard Schwekendiek's Gesh Export, 1972), Terminator (techno).
Lansbury is a free art nouveau typeface that mimics the font used in the TV series Murder She Wrote. The actual font used for the title of that series was URW's Art Gothic (specimen). Fletcher Gothic (1992, Casady&Greene) is another free version of it. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer of the brush script Sometimes (2019), the high contrast serif typeface Quakiez (2019), the serif typeface Romerio (2019), the condensed all caps piano key typeface Romestone (2019), and the script typefaces Cherolina (2019), Photorichies (2019), Photography Script (2019), Retrochips (2019), Mountecarlo (2019: monoline), Beautinela (2019: monoline), Ophelie (2019, Script+Sans), Denalova (2019), Shelline (2019), and Mathelline (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Banana Juice, Bella Sweety, Bubble Bobble (a bubblegum font), Dear Sunshine, Oatlander (retro baseball script), Sweet Purple, Monieta (an inky and creamy rabbit ear script), Orange Milk (a playful handcrafted typeface), Rockbitz (a children's book font), Seathera, Avocado Creamy, Bolyvina, Charlie Angela (an inky calligraphic script), Lovemy, Chadelova (an enhanced script), Grumbear, The Mezirane, Charlotte Amalie, Crash Soul (a dry brush script), Costiera (a dry brush script), Handestonie (a monoline script), Mentality (a signage script), Technovier (a monolinear squarish sans), Antiquesta (a dry brush script), Belgium Catherine, Cronisse (a display serif), Pronave (an all caps display typeface), Uniser (condensed all caps sans), Westack (a display serif), Avone (a stencil serif), The Roletta (a dry brush script), Waluxe (a fashion mag all caps sans with flared stems), Dear Sunshine, Mikalotta (poster script), Walker Knight (a vintage all caps typeface), Towards (stencil), Cronisse (a decorative serif), Avaneonz (a neon font), The Heista Killer (a dry brush horror font), Someone (a dry brush font), Vicenza (an all caps skyline font), Bristone (a wide sans in six styles; perhaps for car tire ads), Shutterlocks (a dry brush script), Romantics (a creamy script), Revoxa, Yippie Yeah, Wonderful Day (calligraphic), Girly (a girly script), Kamelitta (a wild curvy script), Roadstore (a spurred vintage all caps typeface), Springloved (a paper cutout typeface and a a fine inline poster font), Saturated, Choxr, Blackheat (a super condensed all caps sans), Retrohols, Alibabe, Lordcorps (an octagonal sports or military font; with a stencil style), Headcorps (a sports shirt or military stencil font), Pineforest (with soft spurs), Airborne 86 (a military stencil), Orchide (a dry brush script), Beneficha (wild calligraphy), Radens (a retro bold signage script), Brokenz (a heavy condensed sans), Delninoys (a playful sans), Lorenza (sans), Elcatraz (Mexican simulation font), Hubby Bunny, Rosadetta (script), Swingsnug, Chickens Lovers, Rollinkland, Grumbear, Bubble Bobble (a bubblegum font), Blackheat (a heavy ultra condensed typeface), Brokenz (a muscular display sans), Lorenza (a fashion mag sans), Belgium Catherine (a signature script), Amazed Breath (script), Rockmore (a brush script), Empirez (an octagonal slab serif sports font), Amazed Breath.
Typefaces from 2021: Neurock (pure sci-fi), The Cheelaved (spurred, Victorian), Headbears (a sports font), The Antique (a vintage typeface), Vespalogy (a vintage display font), Bestorika (a decorative serif by Abdul Malik Wisnu and Rivo Adriansyah), Quakerhack (a rough brush font), Balietta (a flowing script), Brothery (a retro signage script), Beauticella (a signature script), Glamorez (a luxurious serif), Reloaded (a military stencil font), Austragen (a bold sharp-edged display typeface), Bearetta (script), Keawneta (a display font), Racerz (a speed font), Stangith (a decorative serif co-designed with Rivo Adriansyah), Quick Letter (a wide signature script), Arcinoll (a graffiti font), Charlie Brocklin (a thin signature script), Retrolight (a multiline neon sign typeface), Mokalatte (a wild script), Thugolatz (an all caps typeface with many interlocking ligatures), Author Think (a signature script), Bionetha (calligraphic), Bouncyland (a stylish wild script), Little Knight (a scrapbook typeface), The Brushentica (a beautiful dry brush script), The Soulmate (a dry brush script), Bettawork (a dry brush script), Philips Dutcher (a signature script), Recons (a techno font), Heezpiero (futuristic), Milky Quaker (a playful supermarket font), Rostemary (a fat finger font), Therestone (a Flintstone font), The Checkmate, Chick Chack (a heavy rushed script), Retroman (an Italian Western font), Brown House (a national park font), Emeralde Chamerions (a serif and script duo), Redzein (an octagonal slab serif), Rostera (a bold script), Sketchup (a sketched font), Thealiens (a condensed all caps sans), Williesh (a meaty display serif), Amazing Sweety (a scrapbook font), Heellaaz (an all caps children's book font), Almeira, Americans Classy, The Corps 86 (a military stencil), Brexo (a techno font with solid and stencil versions), Romeline (a scrapbook font), Yippie Yeah (a rounded monolinear marker pen font), Avaneonz (a neon or paperclip font), Sangira (a stylish serif), The Blackheads (a bold script), Kandaline, Marinaga (a creamy brush script), Mochalosta (script), Morning Sweety, Rockmore (a bold script), Deloire (a 4-style all caps sans), Montelova (script), Quinger (a monolinear decorative serif), Wonderella, Wonderful Sunset, Bellachia (a scrapbook script), Choxr (a very condensed all caps sans), Keepsmile (a rounded children's book font), Lovely Sweetie (a scrapbook font), Melanista (a wild script), Rollinkland (a brush font), Bellamona (a monolinear script), Bettanesia (handwriting), Bonalisha (script), Overwave (wavy), Beautimy (a wild script), Melatie (a wild script), Memorita (a wild script), The Handnature (a Treefrog script), Heinch (a 5-style all caps sans), Sweetie Banana (a scrapbook script), Sweetie Moment (a wild calligraphic script), The Dear (a retro script), Winterline (a wild script), Young Evaline (a signature script), Salt + Pepper, Sindenetta (a signature script), Autumnilla, Bella Ciao, Rosadetta (a wild calligraphic script), Saturated (a wild calligraphic script), Wondiletta, Bubblez, Lovely Orange, Milkalotta, Luxoorea (a stylish fashion-model-skinny all caps typeface), Momotako (a paper cutout font), Neonblitz (a neon font), Unione Force (an octagonal sports or military font; with a stencil style), Westman (a Western font), Delamoore (an all caps high-contrast display serif), Delaproza (an all caps display serif), Kinglead (a cartoonish font), Modesfa (an all caps display serif), Hexore (a slab serif), Deluxes (a stylish display sans), Kenzomaru (an oriental brush font), Lumbero (wooden plank font), Pineforest (a Victorian label or sign painting font), Beneficha (a wild calligraphic script), Brokenz (a bold condensed sans), Orchide (a dry brush script), Revoxa (a 4-style sans), Romantics (script), Schein (a sans and slab serif pair), Someone (a dry brush script), Towards (a minimalist stencil font), Averox (a futuristic all caps sans), Chicken Lovers (a playful informal font), Hubby Bunny (a cute display sans), Swingsnug (an informal monolinear sans).
Typefaces from 2022: Signattimes (a signature script), Thematheka (a constructivist font published on the day Putin invaded Ukraine), Overbillions (a dry brush script), Brolachess (a stylish all caps semi-serif), Suntage (a wide vintage all caps font).
Typefaces from 2021 published by Gassstype but made by Abdul Malik Wisnu: Ruthless (a heavy dry brush font), Timeless Nature (script), Unranked (a rough mural font). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.
Located in Recife, Brazil, Ana Elisa Ribeiro, a student at UFPE, created Brick (2012, FontStruct: a squarish face), Neon (2012, dot matrix face), Chippendale (2012, informal caps face), Continental (a spiked family based on the lettering for the aguardente by that name). [Google] [More] ⦿
Andfonts (was: Andrikos)
Ukrainian designer (b. 1987) of the sans display typefaces Mitroe (2017) and Andtioh (2017, perhaps useful as a neon or sci-fi font). In 2019, he published the very tilted script typeface Olean and the stylish text typeface family Agatho.
Typefaces from 2021: Saneyi (a high-contrast display typeface), Ausion (a six-style sans with micro wedge serif terminals), Riveruta (a monolinear geometric sans), Sklow (an avant-garde monolinear sans).
Andre Toet Design (was: SO Design)
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 2015: Bombola.
Typefaces from 2016: AT Move Bombola (elliptical style).
Typefaces from 2017: Tremelo.
Typefaces from 2018: Powerplay (trilined).
Andres Moreno Walter
Andy Clymer grew up in Irvine, CA and studied at San Diego State University in 1998. At that time, he was working on Stencil Fraktur (2002). In 2004-2005, he studied type design in the Masters program of the KABK in Den Haag. He joined the typeface development department of Hoefler&Frere-Jones in New York in 2005. He has been an instructor in the Type@Cooper program in New York since 2011.
From 2005 until 2018, Andy worked at the Hoefler&Co. type foundry, where he contributed to the typefaces Vitesse, Forza, Ideal Sans, Archer, Surveyor, and spearheaded the design of Operator and Obsidian (2015: a decorative copperplate engraved emulation typeface---various kinds of 3d illumination in Obsidian were obtained by an algorithmic process.
In 2019, he co-developed Mingei Mono for the Mingei International Museum along with Yomar Augusto.
In 2020, he released Tilt. Tilt is a family of (variable) typefaces inspired by three dimensional lettering found in storefront signage. Subfamilies: Tilt Neon (mimics the construction of neon tube lettering), Tilt Prism (based on prismatic lettering, cast or cut in a material), Tilt Warp (resembles peeling vinyl stickers). The variable fonts have two axes, horizontal rotation and vertical rotation.
Angelica Baini was born in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy in 1990. During her studies at the New World School of the Arts in Miami, FL, she designed the blackletter typeface Infinitüm (2013), which can be bought from Ten Dollar Fonts and The Designers Foundry. Creator of the alchemic typeface Marina (2012). In 2014, she designed the retro diner signage font Nighthawk Script.
In 2017, Tatiana Gancedo and Angelica Baini co-designed the free modular typeface Renasci.
Bali-based designer (b. 1989) of Neon Absolute (2018: Sans, Script), Brusthy (2018: a brush script), Rafttel Script (2018), Tiffany Script (2018), Tiffany Sans (2018), First Script (2017), Jovanka (2018) and Hamilton (2018, a signature script).
Typefaces from 2019: Kallimata Script, Himsomnia, Hollows (a dripping paint horror font), Doogle (a fat finger font), Moonline or Moonllime (a heavy monoline script), Sweet Candy (a monoline script), Domillion Brush, Rosewell Font Collection (script, black, standard, mono), Rapha Talia, Hamillton Two, Just Do It, Bosthon Brush, Fontania (brush), The Brown Wall (cursive script).
Typefaces from 2020: Fomtage Script, Holla Monday (a marker pen font), Paper Works (an all caps cartoon font), Lover Bunny, Bana Chiips, Cathrine, The Domillion, Hello Bunny, Mount Hotham, Lovely, Molitha, Naughty Monster, Romello.
Typefaces from 2021: Fontanio (a 7-style psychedelic font family with reverse stress), Ropers (a warm bold serif in the Windsor genre), Eleganto Sans (a 6-style fashion mag sans), Pumpkin Island (a Halloween font), Classical Romance (a 12-style decorative serif with many swashy alternate glyphs), The Sunmora (a decorative serif with elephant feet; 12 styles), Arabilla Signature, Boldoy (a bold decorative typeface), Moontok (a vernacular script), Breadley Serif, Breadley Sans (a Peignotian sans), Balivia (a 13-style display serif), Kintamani Script (formal calligraphy), Rolling Bold.
Typefaces from 2022: Negaroa (an 8-style slightly wavy display serif), Crabs (a 9-style chunky sans), Austen Aesthetic (an 8-style decorative serif with flared terminals), Ottine Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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:
Arkara (or: Fopifopi)
Edy Bagus Pamungkas (aka Arkara) is a Jakarta, Indonesia-based type designer born in 1986 or 1989. His typefaces:
Graphic designer in London, UK, who seems to specialize in geometric and modular type. His creations include SQ (2010, free at Dafont, a FontStruct font), T2 (2010, a tall multiline typeface of extraordinary grace), Infographique (2010), Mod Gothic (2010, metal band face), and Pyramid (2010).
In 2012, he made the (free) neon tube font Chrome (+Light, +Black).
Bekasi, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Paper Sign (2019) and Bente (2019), the glaz krak typeface Ice Mirror In Winter Kei (2019), the sans typefaces Nu Kei (2019), Kei (2019), Winter Kei (2019) and Snow Kei (2019: textured), and the bilined typeface Neon Future (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Baby Marker, Sakura kei, Snow Kei 2, Bold Kei (sans), Caferesto, Lovely Coffee, Sun Brush (script), Lovely Kei (a Valentine's Day font), 2020 Outline Kei, 2020 Outline Fortune Kei, [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Studio in London. In 2016, they designed these typefaces: Opal, Emery Sans, Nova Display, Chopsticks (asian look), Holiday, Game Over (squarish), Pumpkin (Halloween font), Neons Display, Styllo (art deco, fashionable), Lans Sans Serif, Greenvine, Unfinished, Indigo Handcrafted (calligraphic blackletter), Audovera (techno; organic sans).
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).
In 2016, he released the free all caps sans typeface Hellenica for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2017 he participated in the team of designers who won the competition for the design of the new visual identity of the National Library of Greece (George D. Matthiopoulos, Dimitris Papazoglou, George Triantafyllakos and Axel Peemöller).
Type designer, b. 1946, based in Twickenham, United Kingdom. He made a career in the broadcast business and has for for Channel One Television, Swan Media and The Graphics Department. In the 1970s, he designed these art deco typeface designs for Panache Photosetting / Face Ronchetti: Allumette, Ruthie, Danny Boy. He also designed the Neon Condensed weight for the Pink Floyd album Koda, but Neon was conceived by someone else.
Big Cat Creative
Designer in 2018 of the script typefaces Lovely (a retro monoline script), Ellisa (font duo), Jolly, Unleash, Dawn and Edmonton, the art deco typeface Empire, the display font duo Wild One, the fashion mag typefaces Lucky and Vienna, the curly serif Erica, the display typeface Abigail, the layerable shadow typeface Peachy, and the sans typefaces Super Basic, Neon, Lumina (Peignotian), Jolly Sans, Unleash Sans, and Tropicana.
Bing Febby Aldiansyah
Foundry created in 2006 by Virginia Beach, VA-based Harry Warren (b. 1961, Cape Charles). Digitization of the typefaces was initially done by Bob Alonso (of BA Graphics).
MyFonts sells Cooper Goodtime (2007, inspired by the lettering used on the CBS-TV variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)), Happy Trails (2007, based on the lettering (all upper case) that was used on most Trailways buses from 1936 through the very early 1960s), Jesus Saves (2008), Jesus Heals (2010), Neon Bugler (2008, a neon-light or paperclip font; digital help by John Bomparte; +Neon Bugler Squared), Future Bugler (2008), Future Bugler Upright (2010), Future Bugler Soft (2015, digitized by John Bomparte), Handmade Bugler (2009, digitized by John Bomparte), Southern Nights (2009, disconnected script), Scan (2010, a barcode-themed font), My Left Hand (2011), Minnesota Plaid (2011, a gaspipe family digitized by John Bomparte), Bauhaus Bugler (2013, digitized by John Bomparte: monoline Bauhaus style sans; compare with Qero Nite), Bauhaus Bugler Soft (2015), Fast Food (2014), Daddys Hand (based on Harry Warren's father's hand; digitized by John Bomparte), Chili Beans (2021: a Bauhaus-inspired wide grotesque with oval shoulders), and Dime Store (2007).
Pulau We, Indonesia-based designer of these display typefaces in 2018: Brave Youth (a hipster typeface), Brokeline (a neon outline font), Hermano (a tottoo font), Bare Book (script), Badabooks (script), Linealone (paperclip font), Revault (glitch font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Burhanul Jauhar Arifin
burodestruct (or: Typedifferent.com)
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.
Stuttgart-based foundry established in 1827, and taken over by D. Stempel in 1970, which in turn became Linotype in the eighties. Their library included Druckhaus Antiqua (1919), Schadow Antiqua (1938), Mars Grotesk, Weber Fraktur (1860) and typefaces by these designers:
Foundry in Canada, est. 2004 by Rebecca Alaccari in Toronto, and run by her and Patrick Griffin. Interview with Rebecca. Her typefaces can be bought via MyFonts: Storyville (2015, a curly script), Centennial Script (2007, a revival of an 1874-1876 high-contrast calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg), Valet (2006, superb art deco face), Freco (2006, an art deco typeface loosely based on designs and letters of Fré Cohen), Silk Script (2006, based on 1956 Helmut Matheis script called Primadonna), Dominion (2006, based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon), Johnny (2006, an art nouveau poster typeface that revives the Harem/Margit typeface by Phil Martin, 1969), Guillotine (2007), Mayfair (2006, a calligraphic typeface based on Mayfair Cursive by Middleton, 1932), Happy Birthday (2006, script), Geronimo (2005, brush style poster font), Rostrum (2005, a revival and expansion of a type called Oleander, designed in 1938 by Julius Kirn for the Genzsch&Heyse foundry in Hamburg), Apricot (2005; based on A.R. Bosco's Romany for ATF, 1934, but a major extension with many ligatures), Heathen (2005), Cougar (2004, a digital version of Martin Wilke's 1968 handwriting typeface Konzept), Puma (2004, brush typeface based on Herbert Thannhaeuser's 1954 Kurier), Big Brush (brush), Diva (connected script), Odette (a high ascender display typeface after the Morris Fuller Benton 1918 American classic, Announcement Roman), Crucifix (2004, a severe octagonal face), Fore (2004, a bullethole face), Formula, Gamer (2004), Formula (2004), Kofi, Platoon (2004, a stencil face), Verso (2004), Secret Scrypt (2004, a handwriting face), Bluebeard (2004, blackletter by Patrick Griffin), Bolero (2004), Janice (2004, psychedelic), Jimi (2004, also psychedelic), Scroll (2004), Dominique (2004, upright script), Moxie (2004, a fat display family which includes a stencil), StockA (2004), StockB (2004, a fat stencil face), Stalker (2004, a destructionist face), Scroll (2004), Jonah (2005, a hippie typeface based on an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Urban). MyFonts page. Phil Rutter and Patrick Griffin made Coffee Script (2004), the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Phil Rutter and Rebecca Alaccari designed Almanac (2004), a script typeface based on Imre Reiner's London Script (1957) (and Rebecca did a subsequent redigitization in 2007 that led to Reiner Hand), Tiger Script (2004, based on Georg Trump's wild brush script Jaguar done in 1967 for C. E. Weber), and Ali Baba (2004), an Arabic simulation typeface originally designed by Georg Trump as Palomba (1955, C.E. Weber foundry). Patrick Griffin made Leather (2005, after Imre Reiner's 1933 blackletter face), Secret Scrypt (2005), Skullbats (2005), Slang (2004, a blood scratch face), Bluebeard (2004), Expo (2004, an octagonal family), and Dancebats (2004). Simone Wilkie designed Boyscout (2004) after the handwriting of her son. Helmut Matheis' Contact (1963, flowing script/brush) was digitized by Rebecca in 2004 as Bruschetta. Rebecca also made Steiner Special (2007, a revival of Swing, a film type by Peter Steiner, 1974), Genesis (2007, a digitization and extension of Grayda, a 1939 calligraphic script of Frank H. Riley at ATF), Evolver (2006, futuristic family), Redwood (2007, a calligraphic script based on Willard T. Sniffin's Raleigh Cursive (1929, ATF)), Orotund (2005, after the 1970s typeface Eight Ball; this was extended again in 2006 in her art nouveau typeface Huckleberry, which is a revival of the 1973 typeface of Gustav Jaeger called Mark Twain), Pendulum (2005, a fantastic flowing script based on Nebiolo's Americana, 1945), Jojo (2005, a flower child typeface after Spring, by Bernard Jacquet), Mascara (2004), Gala (2004, after Neon (1935, Giulio da Milano at Nebiolo)) and Bella Donna (2004, after a script made by Alessandro Butti in 1948, called Rondine).
Typefaces made in 2005: Jazz Gothic (Patrick Griffin), Showboat, Hunter (a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script Mustang, 1956), Quanta (stencil), Quiller (a script typeface based on J.J. Sierke's 1964 typeface Privat), Rhino (revival of Mobil, a 1960 typeface by Helmut Matheis for Ludwig&Mayer), Dominique (donated to FontAid), Secret Scrypt (donated to FontAid), Jackpot (2005, Western typeface remotely based on Cooper Playbill which in turn is related to Cooper Black, but it also has hippy 1968 influences), Sincerely (handwriting typeface based on Karlgeorg Hoefer's 1968 Elegance), Fontella (a digitization of Novarese's calligraphic script Elite), Boondock (digitization of Imre Reiner's Bazaar from 1956), Gumball (digitization of Papageno, a 1958 bubblegum font by Richard Weber for Bauer), Runway, Gamer, Dominique (OpenType handwriting face), Sterling Script (2005, by Alaccari and Griffin: a 7-weight digitization and extension of Stephenson Blake's 1952 clean copperplate script Youthline Script), Vox (2007, a 24-style monoline sans family done with Patrick Griffin), Vox Round (2013, a softer version), Swan Song (2006: a calligraphic typeface based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop from 1986), Evolver (2006, a 9-style futuristic family), Ambassador Script (2007, an Alaccari-Griffin revival of the angle-reduced calligraphic script Juliet by Nebiolo, 1955).
In 2005, Philip Bouwsma joined Canada Type, and designed a great calligraphic blackletter-inspired family, Torquemada. He designed many other typefaces for Canada Type in subsequent years.
VIP (2007, Rebeca Alaccari) is a humanist sans serif uppercase (and figures) combined with a freshly redrawn revival of the classic VGC Constanze initials originally designed by Harry Brodjian in 1970, and even further back, the Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1954-1956, Stempel). Chopper (2007, by Rebecca Alaccari) is a revival of Venture (a 1972 typeface for VGC by Harry Villhardt). Walter (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) is a digitization of Heritage (1952, ATF, a calligraphic script by Walter H. McKay). Celebrity (2007, Rebecca Alaccari) revives and extends the retro/techno typeface Latus (Willy Wirtz, 1971). Sympathique (2008, Alaccari) is an ultra-thin and ultra-tall typeface in the mold of Bernhard Fashion and other era poster or film typefaces (they say that it is rooted in the film typefaces Hairstreak and Mossman). Mullen Hand (2008) is a revival of Repro Script (1953, Jerry Mullen, ATF).
In 2020, they released the variable informal sans typeface Bananas: Bananas was sourced from multiple American film era faces, all from 1950s and 1960s, when the casual sans genre was at its popular peak. Headliners' Catalina and its very similar cousin, Letter Graphics' Carmel, served as initial study points.
Born in Logroño, Spain, Carlos studied graphic design at ESDIR (Escuela Superior de Diseño de La Rioja), and type design in the Advanced Typography Master class of the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona (EINA). He was first based in Barcelona, but currently works out of London.
In 2013, he designed the humanist mediterranean sans typeface Born (tweetware).
In 2014, he created Neon (2014), a set of capital numerals, for the September issue of Yorokobu Magazine. Neon is inspired by American road movies from the 80's and 90's. In 2015, he created Yorokobu numbers for the magazine. Still in 2015, he designed Recia (Indian Type Foundry): an angular ten-style wedge serif typeface family. Free at Fontshare.
Typefaces from 2016: 3D Experimental.
In 2018, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface, Azor, was designed for editorial use. He explains: Azor is a typeface for display and text that requires comfortable legibility, personality and a human touch. Azor's italics are quite angular for added contrast with the romanstyles. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creative Director for Interbrand Australia. For Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) he created MTC Neon (2013, with Joao Peres). Many of his other corporate identity projects also involve custom-designed typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
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, 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).
Typefaces from 2015: Hexagonia, Kapow (a comic book font), Fauxreign (a Thai emulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Ziplock (art deco), Vexillum (maritime signal flags).
Cleber Rafael de Campos
Constellation is a creator and publisher of contemporary typefaces and is run by its two partners, Chester Jenkins (based in New York, born in Montreal) and Tracy Jenkins. They also feature typefaces by Magnus Rakeng, Patrick Giasson, Kris Sowersby, Rick Valicenti, and Jeremy Mickel. Constellation contains the main elements of the previous Village and Thirstype foundries. Typefaces including bespoke typefaces by Chester Jenkins:
Free fonts by Swedish designer Martin Fredrikson Core (b. Gothenburg, 1970), whose real name is Martin Lexelius:
Designer of Compunabula (2015: a low resolution, 8-bit alphabet imagined for our high resolution world), NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), This (a stencil typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella and later Canada Type, Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type; republished in 2021 at Canada Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
Damian's take on Bookman is Bookseller Bk (2020): it has straightened serifs on the ascenders and features some ball terminals to distinguish it from the original Bookman. Damian's italic is totally different though. Damian says that Bookseller is based on a typeface found in a French book published between 1882 and 1893 and cites Didot, Scotch Roman and Clarendon as distant references. Bookseller covers Greek and Cyrillic and shows sturdiness for small print. See also Bookseller Cp (2020: a 12-style Scotch family).
Typefaces from 2021: Sweetener (a sugary script), MultiType Brick, MultiType Rows (34 fonts with horizontal stripes as in retro video games), MultiType Brick (brick-textured), MultiType Glitch, MultiType Gamer (a 24-style retro gaming font family), MultiType Pixel. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dan M. Zadorozny
Dan X. Solo
Dundee, Scotland-based designer of the squarish or pixelish typefaces Rusting Robotica (2014, grunge), DigitalDotRoadsign (2014), ElectricButterflies (2014), Mad-Midnight-Marker (2014), Robotastic-Regular (2014), Super Skinny Pixel Bricks (2014), Dupstep Dungeons (2014), Electrobyte (2014), Terrablox (2013), Technomicon (2013), Thinman, Bit Chips and Dubsteptrix in 2013. These were mostly made with the help of FontStruct. Brush typefaces include Scribble Scrawl (2014).
In 2014, he made Creepy Scrawly, Balloon Floats (alphadings), King Dubstepikz. Magic Marbles, Smooth Circular (a circle-based sans), Vampire Raves (fat art deco sans), GoGo Poster Punch (heavy sans caps), Sophisticated Slims, Happy Potatoes, Freaky Paper Cutouts, Absolute Zero (FontStruct), Big Bad Blocks (FontStruct), CheerioOldChap, CrazyInkSplats, Dadiomouse, Da Mad Rave (FontStruct), ExtinctionEvent (FontStruct), FriendlyFeltTips, NeonNanoborg (a neon emulation font made with FontStruct), NightmareInk, NinjaRush (FontStruct), Oilslick, Sandscrape, StretchedElectrons (FontStruct), SyntheticSharps (2014, FontStruct), TowerBlock, Ghostly Prints, Kurly Kyoots.
Typefaces from 2016: Paint Blobs, Chalk Dash, Go Faster Brush, Splay Brush, Cartoon Marker, 3D Hand Drawns, Serial Killers, Thick Marker Talls, Alphabet-Souplings, Barbed-Wires, Cartoon-Inkstrokes, Dot-Stick-Doodles, Jelly-Wobblers, Kiddy-Paints, Taped-Up-Tight, Angular-Anarchy, Balloon-Friends, Bead-Necklace, ChunkyFunks, Circular-Abstracts, Fat-Brush, Inky-Scrawls, Long-Loving-Letters, Prehistoric-Caveman, Volcanic-Dungeon (glaz krak style), Roundy Rainbows, Digital Dreamers, Scifi Adventure, Space Superstars, Slim Thin Pixelettes, Scrapbook Scribblers, Dark Scroll Scripts.
Typefaces from 2017: Marshmallows, Swirltastic, Sweetpaint, Shockers, Cyborg City, Baubles, Funny & Cute, Splatink, Snowblobs, Dear Santa, Paint Brush, Noise Machine (sci-fi), Curvy Thins, Skinny Things, Chublings (fat cartoon font), Snowy Skies, Zombiebites, Skinny Sunbeams, Japanese 3017 (oriental simulation), Robot Crush (squarish), Virtual Rave, Outliners, Christmas Curls, Vector Waves, Signboard, Signup, Signoff, Horrorshow, Mad Meka, Gameshow, Cute Notes, Perfect Princess, Bankjob, Paintling, Spooky Light, Playtime, Stringz, Comictastic, Loveables, Technotot (octagonal), Boss Fight (rough brush), Adorable, Tokyo 2097 (sci-fi), Awesome (beatnik), Knick Knack, Ninja Strike, Fairies (uncial), Wowsers, Funhouse, Sourdough, Love and Romance, Kissy, Ultrathins, Skin and Bones, Skinnymalink, Board Marker, Rockbiter (Flintstone font), Hackattack, Rosegarden, Grungelings, Splatlings, Rush, Sketchalot, Trashtalk, Blobtastics, Madjumbles, Daydreamer, Moonlight, Inkbleeds, MooMoo, Maximum Impact, Boxy Brush, Wibble, Exquisite, Dragonlands, Cut It Out, Inkling (inky font), Shiny Darks, Quirky Thins, Off Kilter, Coarse Fuzz, Scraggly, Flowing Flowers, Zebra Blobs, Shiver, Bare-Bones, Fats Are Good, Fighting Force, Inked-Out, Kid-Marker, Love-Me, Neon Adventure, Quiet Streets, Slice, Scribble Lines, Square Chunks, Da Serif Kid, Squidgy, Crazy Guy, Madhouse, Alien Beasts, Cogs and Bolts (octagonal), Spatial Anomaly, Fun Smiles, Balloonish, Chunky Cheese, Pirate Plunder, Squiggler, Scribble Wire, Quicky Brush, Scratchies, Nerdy Norms, Cartoonlings, Neat Chalk, Spidery (crayon style), Speeding Brush, Super Sketch, Patchwork Stitchings, Skinny Marker, Blob-Toon-Shadows, Brisk-Bristle-Brush, BurntFirewood, Childlike-Blobs, Comical-Cartoon, Drunk-Handwriting, Mad-Stick-Brush, Pipecleaners, Roundish-Toons, Scribbletastic-Brush, Sick-Sketchlings, Sloppy-Paint, Almost-Outlines, Archaic-Asian-Inks (oriental brush font), Brisk-Bristle-Brush, Chunky-Boulder-Outlines, Expressive-Inks, Fast-Flat-Brush, Fat-Wobble-Outlines, Rapid-Inks, Rough-Comic-Outlines, Single-Stroke-Inks, Square-Brush, Swirly-Curly-Inks, Thin Toon Outlines.
Typefaces from 2018: Superfats, Toon Balloon, Comic Queens, Big Black Bear, Mad Hacker (a glitch font), Space Quest, Aliens Among Us, Neon Overdrive, Tech Headlines, Megalopolis X, Neon Vortex (octagonal), Son of a Glitch, Space cadets, House on Mars, Robotronics, Alien Cyborg, Dreamlands, This is the Future, Alien Robot, Zen Os, Speed Freaks, Martian Sunrise, GoGo Hack, Squaresharps, Quirky Robot, Android Assassin, Positrons, Virtual Realm, Robot Reavers, Dark Dimension, Alien Wars, Whimsical Lovelies, Superchunky, Bunny Ears, Sunshiny, Lovehearts, Only Organic, Mars Mission, Alien Android, Angry Android, Baby Blues, Cryogenix, Robot Renegades, Invasion, Reavers, Haunting, Ghastly, Ghost House, Extra Fruity, Blueberry, Gingerbread, Iced Cookies, Turnaround, Chunky Chalk, Chalk About, Raptors, Calamitech, Robot Radicals, Juice Monster, Silky Smooth, Slender Scratch, Super Scratchy, Wide Scratch, Megabomb, Pink Rocket, Nebulari, Solaria, Sunspire, Slimbots, Jumping, Sleeping, Walking, Lovelings, Xenosphere, Lovebuzz, Shadowkingz, Western Wonderment, Sudden Desires, Cookies, Starborn, Slimlines, Solid Grooves, Delicious, Martian Wars (constructivist), Ironworks, Newsflash, Space Madness, Neon Machine, Kings Feast (great fat caps), Casual Caps, Crazy Dots, Splatter Kings, Squidgy Slimes, Ghostz, Android, Casual Friday, Quickly, Quioet Meows, Lovely Serifs, Penelope, Chubby, Fireworks Kid, Fat Cat, Dreamwalks, Cartoons 23, Rise & Shine, Bright & Early, Alien Mushrooms, Monsterz, Digital Dare, Kinda 3D, Flower Powers, Simply Be, Balloon Pops, Heart to Heart, Boardgamers, Cloudheads, Game Over Dude, Roundish, Snake Chan, Cactus Cuties, Veggie Seedlings (monoline handcrafted typeface), Martian Signpost, Forever After, Curved Square, Happy Bomb, Machinations, Super Turnips, Summer Love, Kawaii Stitch, Cutesy Kisses, Toon Cats, Comic Kings, Mushy Love (beatnik style), Patchy Robots, Robot Blocks, Robotica, Kids Stuff, Aine, Begorra, Malarky, Shenanigans, Spring in My Step, Never Surrender, Juicy Fruity, Gorgeous Girls, Knife Princess, Massive Bassline, Jelly Kids, Magic Moons, Fairies Are Real, Super Sweet, Unconditionally, Love The Fonts, Forever, Jelly Donuts, Cute Stitch, Ninja Note, Comic Panels, Love You Angel, Shine With Me, Express Yourself, Superstar, Rave King, I Am Awake, Android 101, Robot Children, Machine Madness, Kissy Hugs, Natural Sugars, Fresh Cream, Planetoid, Asteroid 7337, Zombie Apocalypse, Russian Dollmaker (constructivist), Sunshine Smiles, Sushi Roll, Snowy Sparkles (textured), Lovely Madness (beatnik style), Hello Angel, Dubstep Heroes, Space Crusader, Pixelopolis 9000, Dungeons, Stroketastic, Brushalot, Delicious Doom, Skinny Dipping, Sparkly Hearts, Swirlstory, Circuitboard, Yours Truly, Scawlamajig.
Fonts from 2019: Chinatown Champs (oriental simulation), Modern Machine, Hyper Helix, Alien Mine, Robot World, Future Worlds, Pumpkin King, Vampire Wars, Halloween Treats, Zombie Night, Deadly Cute, School Play, Love The Trees, Moonbase Omega, Japanese Robot, To Japan, Moonlighting, Cyberjunkies (sci-fi), Spotsticks, Chalktastic, Megabot Five, Xen Galaxy (trekkie font), Gorgeous Grafix, Comic Marker Deluxe, Speedy Marker, Maxi Marker, Love Marker, Natural Marker, Juice It Up, Oldschool Tag, Marker, Cutout City, Renegade Moons, Marker Notes, Angelic Child, Natural Toons, Miss Chalkboard, Quirky Cat, Delicious Scrawl, Super Tasty, Patchwork Stitchlings, Neptune Lander, Saturn 3, Supernova, Moonbase Delta (a heavy octagonal typeface), Daydreamers (marker pen font), Marker Notes (marker pen font), Martian Robotiocs (mechanical), Super Sunrise (marker pen font), Space squadron (squarish), Robotronica, Retronoid, Mechacubes, Beyond The Stars, Neon Vampire, Magical Markers, Lovely Notes, Super Toons.
Typefaces from 2020: Cartoon Fun, Robot Z, Scary Horrors, Pumpkin Soup, Halloween Hex, Ultraquick, Killer Bassline, Blackmoon Quest, Toy Box, Alien-Realities, Cyberpunks, GoGo-Poster-2020, Japanese-2020 (oriental emulation), Monster-Mech, Stitchy-Missy, ToyBox.
Typefaces from 2021: Ninja Attack, Squaremaze, Gen Z, Big 500, Drum N Bass, Deadly Advance, Deadman, From Beyond, Alien Skyline, Never Better, Flourish, Dubai Dubstep, Zef Rave. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Savage Monsters Industries is Dave Savage, a one man studio specializing in fun graphics for web and print. Products and services include illustration, graphic design, original fonts, hand lettering, and animation, Dave Savage's work has shown in gallery shows in New York, Los Angeles, Kansas City, DC, Atlanta, Durham, Cleveland, and Seattle. The Savage Monsters Secret Lair is currently located in the Pacific Northwest, but was oroginally in Los Angeles. He has been creating fonts since 1994. These are mainly grungy, scary and comic book typefaces.
Typefaces in alphabetic order: BackwaterSaint, BlockoEmpty, BlockoSolid, BlockoSupremo, Bloodsnot, Burnout, CheapFantasy, Cluck, Comic, Creepy, Enchilada, FancyTrashBag, FancyTrashDiamond, FancyTrashJewel, FancyTrashNeon, Fiendish, FonziesErawaxEmporium, Gladwell, GladwellDisintegrated, GoonheadDeluxe, GrafIcks, GreekFreak, IndustrialSpill, IronSpleen, KookyKarakturs, LardoDeluxe, MidnightCoffee, NuggetBoy, Pirate, PortlyShoplifter, SavageBlock, SavageMonsters, Scratch, SlimShoplifter, SpikedPunch, SuggestionBox, UphillBattle, WiggleVision, Zombie.
Salzburg, Austria-based creator of these typefaces:
Author of The Art of Calligraphy (Dorling Kindersley), Calligraphy: Inspiration, Innovation, Communication (Anaya), and The Calligrapher's Bible (A&C Black).
Born in Bay City, MI. New-York based designer of Quicksilver (1976, Letraset), a neon / glass tube chrome all caps display typeface from the disco era.
He writes: I am Dean Morris, the designer of the typeface "Quicksilver" that came out in 1976 as part of Letraset's Letragraphica range of rub-down fonts, the stylishly aggeressive ones in the yellow pages of the catalog. I named the typeface "Quicksliver" because it looked like bent thermometers - quicksilver being a nickname for mercury (I never meant it to suggest neon), and because "Quicksilver" had some of the cooler letters such as Q, K, E, and R. The name was my second choice, however. Letraset Englishly felt that my first choice, "Polished Sausage", would be "rather unpopular iln foreign markets".
About the genesis, e says: I designed it as a 16 year-old kid in John Glenn High School in Bay City, Michigan, and sent Letraset a xerox of a tight sketch of 3" letters kerned with the heavy outlines slightly overlapping as I originally intended. I drew only the skinny S without an alternate and submitted no punctuation (what did I know?). Letraset must have wanted it real fast (fifties nostalgia and disco were WHITE HOT then, remember), because they did the finished art themselves at 5" high (they can't have known my age, maybe they had no confidence in my technical talent), starting with the E as did I in the design stage. And what a gorgeous rendering job they did in the pre-Mac days of ruling pens, straightedges, and hand-drawn curves (those aren't compass curves)! Letraset stayed very close to my tight sketch, designed the punctuation, and suggested an alternate but wierd wide S, which I approved, figuring there was probably no other decent way to design it. I imagined the punctuation would match the stroke width of the letters but they drew them narrower and slightly oddly, but I figured what the hell. If you wondered, "What was I thinking?" when you looked at the A, B, E, F, K, N, Q, R, and Y, I'll tell you. I was simply trying to describe part of the letter being drawn in the wrong direction. I thought I was so clever. For instance the E cross-stroke goes from right to left rather than from left to right like, oh, any other Roman cap E in history. R and Q diagonals came from waaaaaaaay on the other side, N goes waaaaaaay around the wrong way before starting the diagonal. "Chrome" letters can branch but these "glass tube" letters don't!
And then the seventies ended. Dean: Alas, digitization came along eventually and fontographer technology followed. Crash went sales of rub-down type, and control of artwork was pirated without my knowledge and beyond my control, which I don't condone but I totally understand. The first album cover I saw with Quicksilver was Men At Work's first smash LP, then punk pioneer Stiff Records' logo appeared on 45 rpm labels with a clearly Quicksliver-inspired F. For about ten years I, family, and friends collected food packages, posters, took photos of signs, etc. with Quicksliver from around the world. I think it's about the easiest typeface to mishandle ever. Eventually I stopped trying to keep track of it. Maybe I'm overestimating its popularity now after 30 years (I totally forgot about it for about a decade), but to me seeing it around at all is itself a rave.
Ray Larabie published Tight in 2007 at Typodermic, which is a digital revival of Quicksilver.
Dedi Tri Anggara
Design Culture (was: Cubanica Fonts)
Pablo A. Medina designs all fonts at Cubanica Fonts in New York. He is a Communication Design professor at Parsons the New School for Design and lives in the East Village of New York City. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art. MyFonts page. Cubanica became Design Culture in 2016.
Calling himself a design tourist, German designer Henning Brehm makes fonts for films. His company in Berlin is also called Design Tourist. VLNL Agitka (2010-2020, 8 styles) contains Latin and Cyrillic characters, in a constructivist theme, and has a Neon sub-style that was used in the film Bourne Ultimatum. This family could originally be bought at Gestalten, but in 2020 the typeface was added to the Vette Letters collection.
Pandorum (2012, a spaceship typeface, by Henning Brehm and Alejandro Lecuna) was especially designed for film sets in the science fiction movie Pandorum starring Ben Foster, Antje Traue and Denis Quaid.
At Vette Letters, Henning Brehm created the squarish oriental simulation typeface VLNL Kimchi: The Kimchi font had its starting point in the making of the film Cloud Atlas, based on the novel by David Mitchell and directed by Lana & Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. A first version of Kimchi was created for Papa Song---an underground fast food restaurant in a futuristic Neo Seoul in the year 2144. It was used for the menus, advertisement and packaging.
In 2021, he released VLNL Gindicate at Vette Letters. He explains: The alcoholic beverage Gin is drunk around the world, as far back as the 13th century. Originally distilled as a medicine, it draws its main flavour from juniper berries. Gin is colourless itself but a major ingredient in a long list of famous colourful cocktails. Gimlet, Singapore Sling, Negroni, Charlie Chaplin, French 75, Vesper, Tom Collins, White Lady, Aviation, Monkey Gland, Southside, Gin Gin Mule and New Orleans Fizz are but a few of them. That made us decide it simply cannot be missing from the Vette Letters font collection. Vette Letters designer Henning Brehm originally designed VLNL Gindicate for the 2015 action movie Hitman: Agent 47. It was specifically used for the logo and signage of the maverick Syndicate International organisation in the film. It lay dormant in a folder for a while, when it was reworked into this flashy 5 weight family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Freeware fonts of the grunge type made by Catsu!t (sic) using CorelDraw in the 1990s: Bubble Bath, Sludge Bucket, Sugarfish, Romeo, Psycho Poetry, Grimace, Grotto, Due Date (grungy stencil font), SleepTalk, Aural Sects, White Neon and Acid Bath. [Google] [More] ⦿
Din Studio (or: Doni, Ditatype)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these script typefaces in 2018: Radicalis (script), Blacktail (layered, spurred, Western), Aniyah (formal calligraphic script), Angelina Script, White Star, Better Saturday, Volaroid, Gravity Handwritten, Wellington (Sans), Mister Froggie, Amadora (upright script), Brilliant, Portland, Adora Queen, Fox Tail, Deliciously (+Sans), Breaking Down (brush-lettered), Welcome Home.
Typefaces from 2019: Smooth Fantasy, Le Jour (font duo), Kafina, The Stranger (dry brush), Rolling Back, Marline, Blue Rose, Better Summer, Lemonday, Rottely (a decorative serif) (by Muhammad Romzul Khoir?), Monday Vacation (a dry brush or chalk font; +Sans), Brilliant Soulmate (a signature font), Perfect Redemption (dry brush), Redemption (dry brush), Andasia, Saturday Lovers, Pondspell (a free dry brush font), Sailing Heart (dry brush script), Calling Loves Script, Just Calling, Zingakon (a brush font), Anastik, Miracle Script, Camellia, Blueberry, Lovely, Gulali (a heavy monoline script), Boga Bogi, Bigtime (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Bright Angels, Blaster Timers, Hawken (a sharp-edged display typeface), Lemonlove (squarish and interlocking), Darknight (a dystopian typeface), Kickout (a sports font), Vintage Melody (a vintage signage script), Anyva (a formal calligraphic script), White Pigeon (a heavy retro signage script), Ayalena, Gamerock (squarish, dystopian), Marrline (an upright monoline script), Black Bones, Westlake (a bold display serif), Anzilam (a regular script with a beheaded lower case f), Among (a condensed monolinear sans), Black Indie, Blue Rose, Kanetin (a sans), Menthol Signature, The Fox Tail (a lava lamp script), Willson (all caps, slightly flared), Kasdio, Lovely, Miftah, Shall Blossom (a dry brush script), Striker (squarish, modular and characterized by square counters), Waranty (a display serif), Aiytha (formal calligraphic), Blastine (a fine inky script), Sporten (squarish; a sports font), Vantely (a one-style monolinear sans), Atteron (a refined decorative all caps typeface), Carade (a decorative serif), Esporte (constructivist), Kafina (a decorative serif), Netraly (a condensed bold organic sans), Regular Brush (a dry brush script), Jafrine, Watterline, Redkits (a dry brush script), Feel Better (a dry brush font), Maraton (a blackboard bold font), Hellomind (a monoline script), Rodwick (a sports font), Norwill (a sports font), Kaithryn (an inky script), Ventralie (blackletter), Kingroad (a blackletter or tattoo font), Hunterlife (a blackletter font), Lovera (a display serif with tall x-height), Rankfine (a formal script), Slashmine (a calligraphic blackletter font), Blackside (a blackletter or tattoo font), Fiosthic (an inky script), Calvera (squarish), Revillia (a decorative serif), Aniyah (formal calligraphy), Better Saturday, Gacor (sans), Bright Rainbow, Dellons Signature, Le Jour, Mister Jacky (brush script), Panama (brush script), Roaster Brush (a dry brush script), Speedline, Sawah (a wide techno logo font), Finest Butter, Garetha (a decorative serif), Rithem (a dry brush script), Vintage Rotter (a monoline script), Amelliyo (a dry brush script), Okinawa (a dry brush script), Rostave (futuristic), Voyntea (calligraphic), Montheylin (a formal calligraphic script), Soage (all caps, mini-serifed), Avalors (a sci-fi font), Mister Sally, Razor Bland (all caps, a heavy razor-sharp sans), Request, Halvert (layered, all caps, vintage), Jasson Gillen (script), Mertalion (a vintage all caps mini-wedge serif), Black Bones (a dry brush script), Halleyo (a dry brush script), Pitchey Bloom, Rocklay (a smooth brush script), Black Arcade (Tuscan), Blaster Timers, Batteny, Bettermind Signature, Castrade (a thin architectural sans), Brown Sunflower, Slash Signature, Chyali, Rockel (squarish, techno, cybernetic), Best Quotes (a brush script), Sweet Fig, Remind (a heavy decorative serif), Stradas (spurred, Victorian), Neon Planet (a neon or paperclip font), Neon Planet Script, Malion (a display serif), Akserant, Akserant Display, Moderrat (a 7-style wide tuxedoed sans family), Pretty Queen, Cybero (a techno / cyberpunk typeface), Sisterhood (a dry brush script), Qeskile Voyage, Breathing (a dry brush script), Fogie (a ten-style display serif), Feeling Passionate, Bella Vista (a thin monoline script), Spring Sunday, Bogota (a display serif), Marcelo (an all caps train font), Montaseli (Sans, Script), March (a display mini-serif font family), Crowded (a vintage font), Grown, Gellatio (a dry brush font), The Poisoned Heart (an art nouveau style script), Costa Rica (script), Brightwall (a dry brush script).
Typefaces from 2021: Valiety (an 8-style display serif), Lafayette (a dry brush script), Margita (an 8-style cultured sans), Steamy Miracles, Smiling Lovely (a dry brush script), Grandift (a squarish typeface), Writable Story (an inky script), Beach Vibes (a brush font), Bigruns Brush (a horror brush font), Blimps (a dry brush script), Yellow Palette (dry brush script), Hysteria Rollers (a brush script font duo), Wild Month (a chubby flared all caps typeface), Denlia, Mirava (an 8-style geometric sans, from hairline to bold), Medyan Script (a bold retro signage script), Morning Vintage (a heavy reverse stress retro script), Misslena (a decorative serif), Boldy Vintage (a bold retro signage script), Finest Vintage (a creamy retro signage script), Reverse Vintage (a reverse stress script), Brave Gates (a dry brush font), Retro Vibes (a signage script), Angella White (a dry brush script), Carloti (a stylish all caps sans), Fitriyah (a decorative, almost painted, serif), Stay Retro (a signage script), Arthur Keith (a brush script oozing personality), Beauty Satine (script), Handoyo Signature, Lost Monday (a heavy monoline script), Vintage Round (a vintage signage script), Vintage Lander (a fat script), Sending (a dry brush script), Sweet Moments (a dry brush script), Vilane (a 7-style geometric sans), Windey Signature (calligraphic), Wonderful Branding (a dry brush script), Glory Signature (upright), Basking (a decorative serif), Billie Sight (an inky script), Finding Beauty, Antique Heritage (a rounded monolinear upright script), Fancy Matter (a monoline script), Safira March (a display serif), Beauty Swing (a decorative serif), White Space (a decorative serif), Billion Miracles (a signature script), Kickoff (a squarish font), Skater Squad (a graffiti font), Streetbomber (graffiti), Streetfire (graffiti), Streetlife (graffiti), Bomber Dreams (graffiti), Bosskids (graffiti), Bostero (a graffiti font), Urban Blocker (a fine bulky graffiti font), Bomberboy (a graffiti font), Billionary (a 7-style slab serif), Magelo (a thin-slabbed serif; seven styles), Miguel (a tuxedoed mini-serif typeface in seven styles), Chicago Makers (a fine vintage decorative serif; eight styles), Feeling Steady (a dry brush script), Flatlion (a monolinear script), Javyer (a thin script), Romely (a 7-style fashionable Peignotian typeface), Billastim (a thin and wild script), Universe (futuristic, octagonal), Wertign (a thin and wild script), Boomber Rockstar (a graffiti font), Vintage Rovery (a plumpish decorative serif), Starstone (squarish, modular), Portaly (a rounded monolinear sans), Spaceline (a sci-fi font).
Din Studio spun off Vintage Division in 2021, where it published their vintage fonts. The initial collection in 2021: Big Flask, Black Arcade, Blacktail, Boosters, Carlingthon, Cravery, Crowded, Dracolas, Fieldstone, Finest Vintage, Lastones (art deco), Lostcowboy, Medyan Script, Mertalion, Monoline Fighter, Morning Vintage, Mostlatest, Reverse Vintage, Royale Dreams, Stay Retro, Vintage Bridge, Vintage Feeling, Vintage Lander, Vintage Melody, Vintage Rotter, Vintage Round, Vintage Rovery, Western Brother.
Or Dima Lamonov. Graphic designer, lettering and calligraphy artist from Saint Petersburg, Russia, who has been working at Art Lebedev Studio since 2014. In 2017, he created the outlined / neon display typeface family ALS Lamon (published at Art Lebedev), which won an award at Granshan 2017 and at TDC Typeface Design 2018 (where credit is only given to Artemy Lebedev who was trhe art director of the project). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dhaka, Bangladesh-based outfit. Vendor of ripped-off typefaces (copied with a new name). The typefaces include Legacy (2018: a sans), Nayori (2018), Lemon Love (2018), Alita (2018), Adamant (2018), Ping Pong (2018, possibly a neon font), Scriptton (2018), Forest (2018), Latest Zig Zag (2018), Latest Shadow (2018), Latest Outline (2018), Latest Blur (2018), Latest Distort (2018), Latest Round (2018), Positive (2018), Victory (2018: script), Lider (2018: paperclip style), Victory (2017), Parachute (2017: monoline script), Glamour (2017: script), Simplesign (2017, brush script), Runway (2017, script), Skyline Script (2017), Legend (2017), Signtouch (2017, signature font), Dreamland Brush (2017), Signesign (2017), Crown (2017), Decor Brush Script (2017), Breeze (2017), Humorous Handwriting (2017), Divine Signature (2017), Captain Signature Brush (2017), Hunter (2017: gothic), Popular (2017), Amethyst (2017), Snow White (2017), Zaytun (2017), Blanket (2017), Piano (2017: a monoline script), Alpana (2017), Wizard (2017, script), Neptune (2016), Cloud Camp (2016), Benjamin (2016), Imagination (2016), Portfolio (2016), Miniver (2016: futuristic), Karikatur (2016), Gravity (2015), Revolution (2015), Arch (2015), California (2015, multi-lined; +AR, +AR Distressed), Sea Beach (2015), Neuron (2015: a sans and serif typeface family, +Outline), Butterfly (2015), Iron (2015), Dominion (2015), Dominion Style (2015), Electron (2015), Manama (2015), La Fontana (2015) and Valentine's Day Font (2015: an illegal copy of Calligri by Summit Type). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Edy Bagus Pamungkas
Graphic designer in Buenos Aires who created the neon light typeface Casanova, the gothic typeface Lady Monster (2014), and the vintage teardrop typeface Parisien (sic) Hooker in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Emil Karl 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.
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).
Typeface from 2019: Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Tapas (by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Galatea (a 48-style sans family by Erik and Emil Bertell), Well (Erik Bertell and Toni Hurme: a wavy custom display typeface for Well Coffee), Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Frank Sans (grungy).
Typefaces from 2020: Laurel (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: a 4 style sans with amnay wedge elements), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Typefaces from 2021: Imagist (a 12-style sharp-edged serif by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Alonzo (a 24-style Peignotian sans by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Maine (a 12-style modernized book antiqua by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Lagom (a 16-style slab serif with some Clarendon charm; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Wonder (a 12-style rounded serif in the style of Windsor; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Grand Cru (a refined serif family with 36 styles; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Erik Jarl Bertell
Stephen Knouse (Essqué Productions) is the Alaskan designer in Wasilla (b. 1976) of several free fonts. These include the display typeface Petal Glyph (2007), Avante Go (2008, avant-garde) and Avante Return (2008, avant-garde). He also created the free comic book fonts Happy Sans (2009, beatnik style) and Happy Serif (2008), Diagano (2012, monoline avant-garde sans), the trekkie typeface Dark Future (2011), and Neon 80s (2010, a rounded sans in the style of VAG Round but more so a faux neon font).
Spyced (2012) evokes Arabian nights, lava lamps, and Indian mystery. In 2014, Stephen designed Geo Grid 9 (a kitchen tile font) and Tall & Lean. In 2016, he added the octagonal trekkie font Commander Edge.
Typefaces from 2021: Power Talks (a bold tuxedoed art deco sans for Latin, Hebrew, Greek and Cyrillic).
Designer of HandDrawn Cute Funky (2016), Glitch (2016), Glossy Golden Metal (2016), Black Newspaper Letters (2016), Colorful Newspaper Letters (2016, ransom note font), Isometry (2016), Hand-Drawn Dirty Ink Font (2015), Lighting Bulb Pixel (2015) and Retro Type Grunge Font (2015). In 2016, he published Bright Red Neon Letters, Bright Realistic Neon Letters (vector format), Decorative Red Font (EPS format) and Transparent Letters With Long Shadow (vector format).
Fenotype, a Finnish type foundry, has the original (often techno) designs of Emil Bertell (b. 1983, Helsinki) and his brother Erik Bertell and wife Kea Bertell. Emil has been studying graphic design at University of Art&Industrial Design in Helsinki since 2004. He designed most of his typefaces during 2001-2004, and works as a freelance illustrator. Behance link.
Typefaces made in 2002: Disco (prismatic), Lakmus, Valimo, FUTU, Test1, Foton Torpedo, Cheaptype, Personal Computer, Copycut, Unicode 0024, HKI Metro, HKI NightLife, Digital Kauno, Fenotravels (dingbats), Tivoli, Kosmonaut, 10124, JouluFonttiFenotype, Testi, 1laitos, 1120, 0629 (2002, a kitchen tile font), 0927, 0210, FTdingsprevi, Fenotypedings#lego3, Genotype, NeoPangaia, NeoPangaia 2, Nipponblocks, Pectopah, Personalcomputer, Pouttu, Samarin (2002, athletic lettering), Unicode0024, URALphat, URALthin, URAL, URAL3d (all Latin/Cyrillic fonts with incomplete punctuation though), Automania (multiline), Copycut, Halo, 222_2003, Tantor, Letters, Rikos, Lastu, ThreeTheHardWay, Bukkake, Halo. Emil's brother Erik designed Neon (paperclip face), Mama and Mama Round (paperclip typefaces). In private email, he calls himself Carl. The foundry evolved from 2theleft.
Fonts made in 2003: Military Dingbats, 08 02 03 Fenotype, Projectsfenotype, Rock-it.
Fonts made in 2004: Scandinavian Titan white, Scandinavian Titan, Acid Test 2, Acid Test (texture typefaces), 080203, Letters11, Linja, Projects, Rock it, Simpletype. Commercial typefaces: Sapluuna, Shortcut, Transeuro-Express, Omega-Uros, Fenotype Dings, Military Dingbats, Nippon Noodle. Typefaces made in 2004: Kolari, Kolari Light, FTfaces, Twisted Ontogenesis. Alternate URL.
In 2005: RoundAbout, Nihilist Philosophy, Boogie Monster, Chunky Hunk (Western), Diy Typeface (kitchen tile style), Futuretro (stencil-like), 3TheHardWayOverrun, Pedant Dilettante, FT Rosecube, FT Blockbuster, 3TheHardWayRMX, Adios Gringo (Western face), Helsingfurt (3d oil glow face), Cream Soda (liquid), Thashed Paper Bag, Big Medium.
In 2006: Rock It Deluxe (grunge), Cassette (dingbats), Kings Garden (Japanese trees as dingbats).
MyFonts link, opened in 2009, where one can buy 080203, 3 The Hard Way Overrun, 3 The Hard Way RMX, Adios Gringo, Depth Charge, FT Helsingfurt, FT Roundabout, FT Scandinavian Titan, FT Twisted Ontogenesis, Ice Cream Soda, Kings Garden, Kolari, Nihilist Philosophy, Old Note, Rock It, November Script, and Majestic Mishmash (ransom note caps), Digital Kauno (2002, upright script), 10.12, EB Vintage Future, Fenotype Dingbats, FT Forest, FT Funghis, FT Military Dingbats, FT Weapon of Choice, Motel Xenia, URAL, Valima.
Additions in 2010: Linguine (connected script), FT Telegraph (slab serif), FT Brush, FT Industry Machine, FT Giorgio, Killer Elephant (signage), FT Supervisor (ultra-condensed), FT Dead Mans Diary (scribbly), FT Grandpa Script (grunge calligraphy), FT Stamper (angular lettering), FT Tantor (fat, rounded), FT Bronson (fat display typeface with mustache dings thrown in), FT Master of Poster (bi-level display typeface with many ligatures and interlocking letters), FT Hidden Forest (tree dingbats), FT Mammoth (grotesque headline face), Rikos (futuristic), Squarendon Extra Bold (2010, a Clarendon), FT Moonshine Script (a Treefrog style face), Billboard (a hand-printed rounded caps family), EB Bellissimo Display (rounded monoline sans), Malamondo (an all caps display typeface with a large number of interlocking ligatures), Linja (2002 and 2010, a rounded ultra condensed family), Punavuori (2002 and 2010: a monoline sans family), Signor (2010, a rounded all caps family), Mrs. Lolita (connected script), Funghi Mania (mushroom dingbats), Funghi Mania Script, Darlington (very open upright connected script family), Archipelago (+Caps: an upright connected script), Tower (pieces that enable one to modularly construct towers when stacked; created as a school assignment at the University of Industrial Art&Design Helsinki in 2006), Monster (just as Tower but for monsters), Verna (informal face with ball terminals), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna).
Typefaces from 2011: Pepita Script (an upright connected script with small lachrymal terminals), Pepito (its nonconnected version), Barber (upright script family), Banzai Bros (a fat caps-only signage face), Mishka (an upright connected script with tear drop terminals).
In 2012, he created Salamander Script, Taiga (connected upright script), Mercury Script (a set of upright connected script typefaces), Slim Tony (a bubblegum retro signage face) and Mercury Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2013: No. Seven (a successful brushy signage or baseball script), Alek and Alek Ornaments (an upright signage script), Voyage (a vintage script), Barracuda Script (brushy signage face), Bonbon (signage script), Bonbon Ornaments, Scaramouche (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2014: Larry (sturdy connected script), Silver (upright connected script), Powder Script, Peaches And Cream (creamy signage or baseball script), In and Out (a connected retro signage script), The Carpenter (a script family in the style of Mercury Script).
Typefaces from 2015: HMS Gilbert (a collection of 14 hand-crfated vintage types), Lager (a signage script family with adaptable swashes and other opentype goodies), Vanilla Shot, Journey (a smooth and elegant vintage script family of four weights and a matching ornament set, packed with alternate characters, and, in Bertell's style, perfect connections between glyphs), Tea Biscuit (signage script), Skipper, Skipper (connected script), Frost (a signage typeface that is just right, a sure award winner), Monday (sign apinting typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Jazz Script, Fragola (sign painting font), Syrup (sign painting font), Cosmopolitan (monoline connected script), Bluebell (copperplate calligraphic script), Inkston (vernacular brush script together with the standard handcrafted sans and text styles), Beaujolais (brush script), Black Script (a heavy signage script), Beaujolais (an organic brush script), Cold Brew (signage script), Inkheart (tattoo style).
Typefaces from 2017: Camper (monoline script, accompanied by Camper Print), Aether Rain (thin script), Thang, Big Fish, Bolton (Bolton Script and Bolton Script, and the degraded Bolton Print pack), Vodka (Slab, Sans, Pen and Brush), Poster Brush, Fresh Press (signage style), Praktika (grotesk), Praktika Rounded, Blossoms, Kitchen (sign painting brush), Letterpress Studio, Takeaway, Aether Rain, Pitcher (baseball script), Karu (a workhorse sans), Bluebell (calligraphic), Roster (signage script), Dog Days, Catsy, Alfons (in Script, Display, Sans, Serif, Tiki, Extras and Ornaments subfamilies), Cosmopolitan (monoline script and sans pair), Snooker (retro signage script), Salty (a creamy brushed signage typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Aster Script, Audrey (a monoline script and sans duo), Galatea (a 48-style sans family by Erik and Emil Bertell), Double Porter (an 18-style font collection with scripts, sans, and grunge faces thrown in the mix), Matchstick, Fruitos, Corner Deli (a layerable set of fonts in script and sans styles), Bayamo (a brush script done for Monotype), Sidecar (a connected monoline neon sign script, and a matching sans), Ginger John, Brush Marker, Shirataki (monoline soft pen script), Ash (a crayon font), Breakfast Script, 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). Elixir, Maestri (a classical connected scrupt by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Popcorn (brush script), Cherry (signage script), Goodwater, Signature Script, Kingfisher (a beer botle signage script), Sonder (brush script).
Typefaces from 2019: Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ex Libris (a high contrast flared serif titling font), Riley (a retro sign painting script), Allison Script, Milky (a sign-painting brush script), Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Boardwalk Avenue Rough (a monoline script and a weathered all caps sans), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Yes Script, Gainsborough (script), Florian (a roman typeface with crisp edges and some contrast), Vogue Sans (a haute couture all caps contrast sans), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Chai (an expressive sans / serif hybrid), Rainmaker Script (monoline), Aequitas (a stylish sharp-edged roman typeface family), Tapas (by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Lawrence (a stylish roman typeface), Kallio Brush (a signage brush script), Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Felicity Serif (a juicy bold high-contrast serif), Las Palmas (Brush, Pen, Slab, Condensed), Honey Drops, Explorer, Boardwalk Avenue (a sans/script font duo), Skye (a heavy decorative didone), Leftfield (a retro baseball script), Steak And Cheese, Agile Sans (a humanist sans by Emil Karl Bertell, Erik Jarl Bertell, and Teo Tuominen), Punk Rocker, Silverline, Perfume (Pen, Brush and Sans), Hops And Barley, Allison.
Typefaces from 2020: Laurel (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: a 4 style sans with amnay wedge elements), Omnipop (Sans, Brush, Script), Paper Tiger (a Victorian Script accompanied by a condensed flared serif in two weights and a chunky sans serif), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Gambler (a 14-style display type collection), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Slacker (a brush script), Grand Atlantic (a vintage display package), Magnolia (Brush, Serif), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Rose Garden Deluxe (a font duo), Felicity (a heavyweight display sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Alonzo (a 24-style Peignotian sans by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Imagist (a 12-style sharp-edged serif by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Maine (a 12-style modernized book antiqua by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Briston (a bold creamy serif in the Windsor genre), Lagom (a 16-style slab serif with some Clarendon charm; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Skillet (a chubby Cooper Black-genre typeface full of hedonism and joie de vivre), Kings Valley (a decorative serif), Shaker Script (monolinear), Wonder (a 12-style rounded serif in the style of Windsor; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ellie Script (a signature script), Dirty Sundae (a casual font), Grand Cru (a refined serif family with 36 styles; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Kiosk (a 4-style vintage headline typeface family in Script and Sans versions).
Flashfonts is Zavier Leslie Cabarga's Los Angeles-based foundry. Leslie Cabarga is a baby boomer from New Jersey and author of The Lettering and Graphic Design of F.G. Cooper, the Illustrator/Fontographer/Fontlab resource book, Logo Font&Lettering Bible (2004), and Learn Fontlab Fast (2004, with Adam Twardoch). He runs Leslie Cabarga Design in Los Angeles. His lettering prowess is apparent in this drive-in sign for "Betty Boop's Drive-In" (which inspired Nick Curtis to make Drive-Thru NF), FontShop link. MyFonts link.
Japanese site with original fonts by Kato Masashi (b. 1973), who lives in Takasaki (Gunma prefecture, Japan): Parismatch (2004), SAKUalp (2000, handwriting), Steeltype, Broadband, Hivision, Cinematime, Ultracomic, Ice Cream, Be Happy, Summer Beauty, Flyermix, Cheerscript, Breakstyle, Breakfont, Round, H-Five, Natsucomi, Long Vacation, Lovers, Breakfont (2003, graffiti style), Pokkaman, BeHappy, Natsucomi, Momolcan, Seasons Dings, Electron, Round, Lovers, FlyerMix (fifties style), CheerScript (comic book style), Hi-Five (pixel font), Summer Beauty, SummerDrive, White Day, Long Vacation, Amayadori (high contrast kana font), Fuyucomi, Icecream, Pickett, 321, Pingpong, Frontline, Ginza, Yago (nice free dings), Polaris, 321eng, 321kana, APPLE, CLIQUE, Clover (kitchen tile font, 1998), DIGI, Eneneng, Enenhira, FDalp, FDwhie, Hnoodle, Hanko (free black on white stamp font, 1998, see also here), MKCuer, MOOGIRLALP, MOOMILKKANA, Noodle, Origami, Pers, SA0kmh, SA100kmh, SA50kmh, SK0kmh, SK100kmh, SK50kmh, Template6, Tenten, Ami Font, Speedfont, Supercar, Sakura, Regoty, Shopping Famiry, Ticket, Yohic, Recording, Akachan, Wafont, Frontbit7, MusicNetwork, Yakitori (free handwriting font), Ticket, Folkdance (pixelized people), Human Building (dings of famous buildings), Bunny (free), Frontline0, Side5 (pixel font), Side6, Side7. Some pixel fonts, many techno fonts, some kana fonts, and the Japanese kids dingbat font, Folkdance. Some fonts, such as his Latin/Japano font ShoppingFamily (1998), are sold by Font Pavilion. Major Japanese free font links.
In 1999, he published the AMI screen pixel font series in Digitalogue's DPI72 package. Other commercial fonts: Pine Apple, the WM family, Cutie Girl, Astratic, PictPlasma, Minivan, Frontbit 7, Ginza, Zoological.
Free fonts as of 2007: Aiko, a 4-weight rounded sans with support for Latin and kana (see also here). Fonts made in 2007-2008: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse, Readymade (didone inspired by Corvinus and Giorgio).
Additions in 2009: Kanna W4, Sweet Doughnuts (rounded sans).
Fonts made between 1998 and 2008: 321, AirExpress, AirTickt, AMAYADORI, AMIFONT, APPLE, ASTRA, AYANO, BeHappy, bitneon, BORDER7, BREAKFONT, BroadBand, BUNNY, CALENDER, CheerScript, CinemaTime, CLIQUE, CLOVER, CutieGirl, Departure, DIGIT, ELECTRON, FlyerMix, FolkDance, FOLKDANCE2, FrontBit, FRONTLINE, FRONTLINE01, FUYUCOMI, GINZA, HANKO, HappyEnd, hiFive, HumanBuild, IceCream, ICHIGO, JAPON2, KAKIZOME, KEYMODE, LabLife, LongVacation, LoversMINIMONO, MKCUTTER, MOMOKAN, MooFont, MusicNet, NATSUCOMI, Nenga, Noodele, OnePiece, oneBox, Origami, ParisMatch, Pers, Pickett, PICTdings, PictPlasma, PineApple, PingPong, pokkaman, Polaris, PopStar, Puzzle, Recoya, REGO, ROUND, SAKURA, SAMACAN, Seazons, Shopping, SIDE5, SIDE51byte, SIDE6, SIDE61byte, SIDE7, SPEED, STAMPER, SteelType, SummerBeauty, SummerDrive, SuperCar, Template5, TenTen, Ticket2, UltraComic, WHITEday, Yabako, Yago, Yakitori (handwriting of Mayumi Kakegawa), Yothic, Zoological, Nippondings, Caredings, TraficSignsWLD, TraficSigns, JPN, Kamondings, Kamondings2, Kurashidings, Okonomi, FunnyFace, Hotsuma, Toyokuni, Constellation, SunnyDay, BOXdings, Machinedings, CLICKdings, Berrys, Container Box, Twinkleline, Minivan, Akachan.
Dingbats: Kurashidings, IchigoC, TraficsignsWLD, TraficsignJPN, Nenga, Kamondings2, Kamondings, Breakstyle, Pictdings, Zoological, Caredings, Clickdings, Funnyface, seasons, Pictplasma, Humanbuilding, Nippondings, Yago, Boxdings, Toyokuni, Constellation (astrological symbols), Machinedings, Hotsuma, Folkdance, Calender.
Japanaese handwriting fonts: Aiko, Haruka, Syuntaro, YUKI, Ryunosuke.
Futuristic/ geometric fonts: MobileDisco, AbbeyRoad-Alternative, HighwayStar, Kompakt, AbbeyRoad, Prefuse.
"Funny" fonts: IchigoR, Ultracomic, Amayadori, Parismatch, hanko, LongVacation, Cinamatime, Natsucomi, Okonomi, IceCream, Yakitori, Cutiegirl, Monokan Wa, Shopping, Lovers, Fuyucomi, Berrys, Akachan, Bunny, Clover, Pokkaman, Pickett, Electron.
Cool fonts: Sunnyday, HiVision AirTicket, Lablife, Flyermix, Popstar, AirExpress, Broadband, Recording, Breakfont, Frontline, Ami, Minivan, Side5, Side6, Summerdrive, Digit, Supercar, Frontline00, BeHappy, Steeltype, Onepiece, Puzzle, Astlatic, Stamper.
Download page of their free silhouette dingbat images. In 2014, they created the free art deco typeface Jazzkissa. In 2018, they published the full CJK font Soukou Mincho (by Ken Lunde and Masataka Hattori) at Fontsquirrel for free download.
German graphic and type designer, b. 1982, Mainz. From 2007 until 2009, she studied at FH Mainz. At Volcano she created Shine (a multiline connected retro face, a cross between a neon face, a paperclip face, and the Chevrolet logo).
Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)
Stuart Sandler (Minneapolis) runs six foundries: Font Diner (est. 1996), Sideshow, Breaking The Norm, the Tart Workshop, Font Bros (est. 2006), and Filmotype (est. 2006). He runs a handful of other companies and web shops as well, including Mister Retro (est. 2004). He is passionate about retro type. DaFont link for their free fonts. Fontspace link. Interview.
Free fonts: Rickles (2007, script), AirConditioner (2002, fifties style upright script), BahamaSlim (2004), BlackNight (2002, blackletter), BlackWidow, BubbleMan, ChannelTuning, Corrupter, CreakyFrank, DecayingKuntry, FeaturedItem, FontOnAGrain, FontOnAStick, Fontdinerdotcom (one of the earlist beatnik style digital typefaces), FontdinerdotcomHuggable, FontdinerdotcomLoungy, FontdinerdotcomSparkly, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Light, Hothead, KeeponTruckinFW, Leftovers (2002), MaverickBE (stencil face), Musicals, PickAx, Rickles (2009; upright script), RocketScript (2002, retro script), Schnookums, SinsofRhonda, Spacearella (2002), StencilGothicBE, ThatsSuper, Turnpike (2009), Witless, XerkerFW.
Commercial fonts: Continental Railway (1998, retro connected script), Anastasia, Chatty Cocktails (1998, art deco), El Nino, Guest Check, Hamburger Sandwitch (1998), Jumping Bean (1998, comic book style), Lionel Classic (1998, an art deco all caps face), Milwaukee, Motor Oil, and the greatest of them all, Coffee Shop (1998, exaggerated ascenders), a must! Other typefaces: Permanent Waves (1998, + Expanded: retro connected script), Yarn Sale (curlies), Fat Sam (not bad!), Etiquette, Taylors (1998, another great display font; co-designed with Dan Taylor), Kentucky Fried (1998, comic book / signage style), Beer Wip, Seuss, Jack Bisio and FinerDiner, Shivering, Dry Cleaners (2002), Singlesville Script (2002), Dripping Blood, Bowlorama, Action Is, Automatic, Chicken King (2002), CocktailShaker (2002, at Chank), Concurso Italian and Concurso Moderne (2003), DoggieBagScript, Johnny Lunchpail (2000, comic book style), Kitchenette (connected retro script), Lil Tipsy (2003), Milwaukee Neon (1998), Milwaukee Neon Shadow (1998), Motorcar Atlas (2000), Regulator, Stovetop (2002), Swinger (2002), WARNING (2002, rough stencil), BEBlob, BECROSS, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilBrew, TheBlob, Insane Asylum, Creepy Crawly, Crossover, Fire Baaaad!, Rotten Teeth, Candy Good, EvilOfFrankenstein, HMan, HManPt2, PlasmaRain, Chicken Basket (2004), Chowderhead (2004), Cocktail Script (2004, upright), Country Store (2004, Western style), Dairyland (2004), Emblem Chief (2004, fifties diner script), Motel King (2004), Queen Rosie (2004), Sweet Rosie (2004, blackboard bold), Secret Recipe (2004), Square Meal (+Hearty) (2004), Bahama Slim (2004), Space Immortalizer, Matchbook and BE Streetwalker. Many font have a cool retro/fifties look. The InFlight Meal font set (2001) includes Al's Motor Inn, American Highway, Kiddie Cocktails, Lionel Text, Mosquito Fiesta, New York to Las Vegas, Pink Flamingo, Refreshment Stand, Starlight Hotel, Volcano King. The LasVegas font set: El Ranchero (2002), Hamburger Menu, Hamburger Menu Marquee, Holiday Ranch, International Palms, Lamplighter Marquee, Lamplighter Script, Las Vegas to Rome (stone chisel face), Leisure Script, Leisure Script Marquee, Mirage Bazaar (2002), Mirage Zanzibar (Arabic theme face), Mister Television, StarburstLanes, Starburst Lanes Twinkle, Vegas Caravan. At ITC, he published ITC Kiddie Cocktail (2003), ITC Mosquito Fiesta (2003), ITC Volcano King (2003).
In 2006, Font Diner acquired the Filmotype collection and its trademark, Filmotype. Sandler writes: Filmotype initially manufactured a simple manual phototype machine utilizing display typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips. Additional films were sold to start-up typesetting companies in order to increase their product selection. Font Diner will create new digital versions of the Filmotype collection, recreating it to meet todays graphic design standards. [...] We intend to release the Filmotype library in OpenType format so the original designs can be fully realized with a dynamic feature set including alternate glyph forms and automatic substitutive ligatures.
In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline typeface genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (hand-printed), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern, Vanity, Filmotype Ford.
In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history.
Free fonts on the Google Directory, dated 2010: Fontdiner, Swanky, Cherry Cream Soda, Permanent Marker, Homemade Apple, Schoolbell.
In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these typefaces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face). At the same place, he also published Crafty Girls Pro (2010, co-designed with Crystal Kluge). With Crystal Kluge, he also co-designed the flowing connected script typeface Aya Script (2012).
Jolly Lodger (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an informal retro script.
Typefaces from 2018: Cherry Soda, Deviliette, Fat Sam, Doggie Bag Script, Cherry Soda, Deviliette, Fat Sam, Doggie Bag Script, Black Night (an eerie blackletter), American Cheese (retro display style).
Typefaces from 2019: Madelinette Grande (by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge: created by hand with traditional pointed pen, it includes calligraphic penmanship and rustic styles).
Typefaces from 2021: Bon Marche (a curly vernaculat script by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge), Los Angelino (a script by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge), La Bohemienne deLuxe (a calligraphic script by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge), Epicursive Pro (a script by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nearly all (Mac only) fonts at Fontyoufonts.com are made by Henrik Kubel, who works at the London-based design studio A2-GRAPHICS/SW/HK in London, which was founded in 2000 by Royal College of Art graduates Scott Williams and Henrik Kubel. Henrik Kubel is visiting lecturer at Royal College of Art since 2009. In 2010, Kubel and Williams set up A2 Typwe. Kubel's text fonts include FY-Battersea, FY-Klampenborg, FY-Neon, FY-ParsonsGreen, FY-M.Carpenter, FY-Gt.Eastern, FY-Stencil, FY-Typewriter, FY-Centera, FY-Cubitt Fax, FY-S.Staton. The display fonts include FY-Grot-7, FY-Boing, FY-Army, FY-Woodblock, FY-Rodeo, FY-Ornamenta, FY-Italic One, FY-Signsystem, FY-Black, FY-Stencil. There are grid-based/pixel fonts such as FY-Lego-Logo, FY-Bauhaus (a kitchen tile font), FY-Link, FY-Optic, FY-Graduate, FY-MeSoHungry, FY-Buckminster, FY-3D (2001), FY-Dictate, FY-Angel, FY-DotZero, FY-Square. Finally, there are the dingbat fonts FY-Pictogrammes, FY-Early Learning Dingbats. Kubel is also the designer at ACME of 4590, AF-Battersea (1999, a grotesque family), AF-CENTERA, AF-Copenhagen, AF-Klampenborg (1997-1999, grotesque sans, done with Scott Williams), CPH-ArabicNumbers, CPH-Medium, Grot-25. With Margaret Calvert, he updated the British Rail fonts in 2009, adding East European characters, for example. At ATypI 2010 in Dublin, he spoke about New Rail Alphabet, a revival of that typeface, still with Margaret Calvert. During the Expert Type Design Class (2011, Plantin Genootschap, Antwerp), he created the text family called Antwerp. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies, Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based Fabian Korn (b. Zurich) designed the free circle-based sans typeface Rostock (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Goldin (2015), the free hipster typeface Quito (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Quest (2015), the free modular typeface Tempete (2015), the free hipster typeface Beyno (2015) and the free pixacao-inspired typeface Gabo (2015).
Typefaces from 2017: Santa Cruz (condensed sans).
Novo Hamburgo, Brazil-based art director (b. 1982). Together with Carla Musa and Emilly Trees, he designed the script typeface Juntos (2015). In 2018, together with Leonardo Ratzlaff, he designed the outlined typeface Coffee Shop (2018).
Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the cursive script typeface Delikatesy (2016). This school project was inspired by the neon signs from the 1960s and 1970s. In 2017, while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, she created a great custom lettering poster entitled Longing For Beauty. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gatot Triardi Pramaji
Gilberto Moya Perona
Giulio da Milano (1987-1990) was an Italian painter and type designer. He was the first director of Nebiolo in Turin (from 1930-1936), and was succeeded in 1936 by Alessandro Butti. All his fonts were published at Nebiolo:
London, UK-based designer of the vector format neon light typefaces Retro Lightbulb (2017) and PSD Neon (2016).
Russian language site with an archive (specializing in calligraphic and display scripts), some original fonts by Ivan Zeifert of Ivan Zeifert Works, tens of free fonts by Alexandra Gophmann, and links to free and commercial font sites. Commercial scripts nearly all by Zeifert, and nearly all are cyrillicized versions of Latin typefaces. Free scripts: Cansellarist (2003, Ivan Zeifert, cyrillicized version of Cancellaresca Script Plain), ChampagneCyrillic (2005), Copyist (2004, Ivan Zeifert), Drakkar (2004), Figurny (2006, an exaggerated Victorian face, done with Anatole and Alexandra Gophmann), Flibustier-Thin (2005), HeatherScriptOne (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), HeatherScriptTwo (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), KabarettSimple-Thin (2004, a Showboat-style face, cyrillicized by Ivan Zeifert), KabarettDecorDEMO-Thin (2004), Marianna (2006), RockletterSimple (2005), RockletterTransparent (2005), RosamundaOne-Normal (2005, Alexandra Gophmann), RosamundaTwo (2005, Alexandra Gophmann). These are all by Ivan Zeifert: Flibustier-Thin (2005), Twin Brush (2006), Custodian (2006), Acquest Script (2006), Auric Script (2006), Calligraphist, ChampagneCyrillic (2005), Cansellarist (2003, cyrillicized version of Cancellaresca Script Plain), Chancellor, Chaplain, Chromium Plated, Connetable, Counterbalance, Copyist, Countess, Decree Art One and Two, Decree (Narrow, Thin, Wide), Drakkar, Engraver, Forest, Gissmonda, Kabarett Decorated, Kabarett Transparent, Languedoc, Maghreib, Medieval, Neon Italic, Patience, Rockletter Decorated, RockletterSimple (2005), RockletterTransparent (2005), Saloon, Splinter, Twin Brush, Whirlpool, Wooden Ship Decorated, Wooden Ship One and Two. News. [Google] [More] ⦿
Green Adventure Studio
Kediri, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1995) of the stencil / neon font Softbox (2019) and the script typeface Samurai (2019). Typefaces from 2020: The Flybirds (a dry brush script), Creatours (script), Astagina Signature, Milli Nathan, Lastnocis (script), Moonday, Shofar (monoline sans), Roasted (a circlar monoline sans), Rush Hour (monoline script), Gallant (a grungy mural font), gaston Villa, Patricia safari, Aletheia (script), Hellena, Hillal (a signature script), Pulang Malam, Mister Child, Zippy, Labirin, Arsenic, Forza (brush), Bottom Scooter, Brontoseno. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
A 2008-2009 project by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Flat-It and Propaganda. At Holiday Type, he sells script fonts with a 1950s feel, often connected. These are: HTGelateria, HTLibreria, HTPizzeria, HTTabaccaio, HTCafe, HTCartoleria, HTFiorista, HTEspresso, HTMaison, HTMotel, HTNeon, HTOrologiaio, HTPasticceria, HTProfumeria, HTTrattoria, HTOsteria, HTFarmacia. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
HP Typework (was: Mikrojihad Inc.)
Banten or Serang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1985) of Brookline (2020: sans), Hardome (2020: script), Sketsa Ramadhan (2020: Arabic emulation), Hoffermond (2020: script), Harvey Script (2020: monoline), Brotherline (2020: an upright monoline script), Shopie (2020), Sticky Notes (2020), Hugheid (2020: script), Rawk Brush (2020: dry brush style), Autography (2020: a signature font), Crossover, Sticky Notes (2020), Gillimore (2020: script), Nuchelle (2020: script), Bigfat Script (2020), Lovely Script (2020), Rottersand (2020), Birthland (2020), Quicklamb (2020), Alifia (2020), Rutheride (2020), Cartagena (2019: a dry brush script), Hisyam Facelift (2019), Hassanah (2019), Broderick (2019), Reactive (2019: a stencil font), Bellarina (2019: script), Sherlina (2019: script), Brushwell (2019: a dry brush script), Election Script (2019: monoline), Billgates (2019: brush script), Phallains (2019: a monoline script), Michland (2019: script), Blacktroops Stencil (2019), Hangover Brush, Colgneries, Spagheti (sic), Charmline Script (2019), Retrofunk (2019: a baseball script), Quick Signature (2019), Ramadhan Karim (2019: Arabic simulation font), Silent Fighter (2019), Groovy Script (2018, psychedelic signage script), Hisyam Script (2018), the free Barista Script (2018), the monolinear neon font Lazy Ride (2018), the free brush pen calligraphic typeface Azkia Script (2017), Knight Brush (2017), The Black Veil (2017, spurred), Hijrnotes (2016, connected script published at Aring), Banten Unfamous 2 (2016), Raven Script (2016, tattoo font), Nouradilla Script (2016), Bukhari Script (2015), Ababil Script (2015, tattoo script), Granada (2015, a wedge serif titling typeface), Al Ghifari (2015, brush script), MJ Zhafira (2015, a signage script; free demo font), Blacktroops (2015, a military typeface family with Basic, Rough, Inline and Stencil styles), Scriptonite (2015), Barber Kills (2015), Alisandra Script (2015, a brush pen signage script), Bukhari Script (2015, a free bold monoline cursive font), The Blackfat Script (2015, fat signage typeface), Granada (2015, spurred typeface), Fadli Script (2015), Jibriel (2015, ominous spurred vintage typeface), Umar (2014, a free spurred constructivist typeface), Aisha (2014, a spurred signage script), Rodja (2014, an Arabic simulation typeface), Banten Unfamous (2014), The Wahhabi Script (2014, free), The Black Veil (2014, a spurred font), Khadija Script (2014, free connected baseball script; +Khadija Spurs). Umar (2014) is an all caps font family that includes a stencil style and many athletic lettering styles. Dafont link. Home page. Behance link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. Creative Fabrica link. Behance link for HP Typework. Dafont link for Hendra Pratama. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
British foundry started in 2009 in Sheffield, but now located in Dronfield. Their fonts include Nanami (2013, avant-garde sans), Nanami 3D (2014, free shadow typefaces, among the prettiest ones ever created), Miyagi (2008, a paperclip / neon sign typeface that revives Letraset's Yagi Link Double, a 1970s typeface of Robert Trogman for Facsimile Fonts) and Taku (2008, Taku stencil), BAQ Outline, BAQ Rounded (like VAG Rounded), Hiruko (geometric sans family, free at Dafont), Hiruko Pro (2013), Ebisu (2010), Sukato (very fat), Aiko, Kata (2009, grandissimo grunge).
It seems that this foundry grew out of Alex Haigh's Thinkdust in Nottingham, UK. They have some exclusive typefaces by Si Scott (the curly typeface Hunter, 2009), Alex Trochut (Neo Deco, 2009), HelloHikimori (Lace, 2009), Luke Lucas (Lukano, 2009), and Jon Burgerman (the hand-drawn fun type Burgerman, 2009).
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of McKinney, Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
Identikal is a UK foundry run by identical twins Nick and Adam Hayes. Fonts made in 2000, sold through Atomic Type and/or [T26]: 21stA, 21stB, 21stComplete (2007, a rounded sans family), 22ndClosed, 22nd Open, 45degrees, ACTStern (2001), Angol (octagonal), Attac, B4, Breeze, Bully, Canal Extra, Chord, Click (2003), Corisande (2003), Positec (2003, techno), Curvature, Dieppe (2002, techno family in six weights), DigiGraf (2002), Distilla (2009, sans, HypeForType), Formatt, Kanal, Kneeon (2008, a paperclip or neon typeface), Curvature (futuristic, 2002), Rebirth (futuristic, 2002), Masta, Metron, Monark (2003), Camo Sans (2003, T-26, an octagonal stencil font), Multimedia Blitz, Panic, Phat, Phlex (dot matrix font), Phuture, Plotta, Podium, Rally, Rayzor, Reaction, Rebirth, Revalo Classic (2003; regular weight is free), Revalo Modern (2003), Robustik (2003), Sampler, Seize, Sharp, Skak (2003, octaogonal font), Stalk, Trak, Tremble, UNDA Series 1, 21st, UNDA Series 2, Wages (2002, dot matrix font), Wired, Zero (2000, Nick Hays, an octagonal font), Angol (2003, an octagonal font), Skrean (a stitching font, T-26), 22nd Closed and 22nd Open (2006, T-26, stencils), Loxley Serif (2006), Emporio (2006), Alwyn (2006), Direkt (T26, 2006), Baksheesh (2006, simple sans), Loxley Sans (2006, T-26), Loxley Mix (2006, T-26), Kowboy (2006, T-26: futuristic), Kelt (2006, 6 weights, T-26), Neutraliser Sans, Caps and Serif (2006, 24 weights in all, T26), Ramblok (2006, T26), Identikal Sans (2006, T26, 8 weights), BQE (2011, piano key family, T-26). Some pixel font families, and many futuristic designs.
Denpasar, Bali-based designer, b. 1989, of Love Santa (2019), Candy (2019), Hello Kids (2019), Round Light (2019: free), the curly scipt typeface Brandalls (2019) and the Greek emulation font Surfbreaks (2019, + Surf Breaks Swash).
Typefaces from 2020: Brown Peanut, Karisa House (hand-printed, all caps), Angela Sweet, Gold Brush, Winter Swash, Violetdays, Christ Moon , Cerellia (an upright script with attractive ascenders), Silver Rocky (a dry brush script), Sans Autumn, Diamond Pride (a clean needle-anbd-thread script), Baking Pastry, Jimuella, Eye Monsta, Allamanda, Flintoye, Fully Moon, Spooky Green, Lemon Rolls, Honey Butterfly, Small Bunny, Foliage Monogram, Afilia, Berthan, Black Halloween, Eye Monsta, Leafing, Meowcats, Slabs, The Roseville (a fat finger font), Vintage Parker Leafing.
Typefaces from 2021: Dragons Gravity, Neon Magic (a neon font), Woodyland (hand-crafted), Rainy Candy (a scrapbook font), Valo (a tuxedoed typeface), Pinky Scream (a horror font), Valley (script), Jelly Billy (a children's font), Rushline (an all caps brush font), Enjoy Things (a scrapbook font), Crafty Notes (scrapbook font), Kidy Smile (a monolinear children's font).
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Design firm of Tiziana Haug, a Swiss designer who lives in New York. Tiziana has made some custom type such as Typographica (2001, a circle and crosshair dingbat face) and a folded paper-theme alphabet font in 2007 called ADC Paper Expo. Other typefaces: Built (2005), Home Sweet Home (2005, stitching face), Trace (2004, Neon light simulation). [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based designer of these handcrafted typefaces in 2015: Newington (rough fat brush), Raid (rough brush), Evering, Stria, Buchanan (brush), Haight, Lytchett (handcrafted blackboard bold), Jervis (sketched), Theydon, Quavery.
Typefaces from 2017: Blue Neon, CMYK (a color font), Popsicle (a color font), Emoji (a bitmap color font), Neon (a color OpenType font), Arrival (an arrival or departure signage font in colour OTF format).
James Williams is an artist and designer residing in the San Francisco Bay Area, where he recently concluded a residency at Headlands Center for the Arts. During his studies at Type West in 2019, James Williams designed Barry, a typeface that was influenced by the early 20th century typeface Berthold Bloch and the robust curves of early neon lettering. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in London, James Garbett designed the modular typeface City Type (2013). I believe that the neon light / paperclip typeface Students in Soho (2013) is complete, but I am not sure of that. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hilversum, The Netherlands-based designer of the grid-based typeface family Formgiving (2017) and the textured typeface Rotten (2017).
Jayvee D. Enaguas
Jayvee lives in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and was born in 1996. Known as Grand Chaos, he also calls himself Nippon Central Fontmaster, NipCen Hacks Incorporated, and SMWCNC, and uses the abbreviation NC in some of his fonts. Recently, he started posting as Moad Jameel from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
In 2009, he made Reality Pursuit NC and Pixel Operator (2009-2018).
In 2010, he created the hand-printed typefaces Retrieve NC, NipCen's Print, NipCen's Handwriting, CartoonicMassive, CartoonicMassive3D, CartoonicMassiveCollage, CartoonicMassiveWacky, Cartonsix NC, and Basic Comical (a take on Comic Sans). Other 2010 typefaces include Retroville NC (pixel), Matthan Sans (mechanical sans), Monkirta Pursuit NC (squarish face), AeromaticsSmallCapsNC (techno), DynoNC (octagonal, techno), MatrixComplex3DNC (dot matrix face), MatrixComplexNC, MatrixComplexWaveNC, SpotlightTypewriterNC, SuplexmentaryComicNC, Coyotris (hand-printed), SMWTextNC (pixel family), and AeromaticsNC (angular face).
In 2011, he made Neon Teocho NC (a techno face), Burbin Casual (2011, a casual sans face), Curse Casual (2011), Squaren Daren NC (2011, constructivisit), Hauracherell NC (2011, a movie lettering font based on "Senorella and the Haurache", 1961), Burvetica (2011, grungy), Allegre Sans (2011), 8bitoperator JVE (2011, pixel typeface done at FontStruct), The 2K12 (2011, dot matrix face, FontStruct), and Big Bimbo (2011, hand-printed).
Typefaces from 2012: Minercraftory, New Era Casual (based on Dom Casual, 1951), Splendid Plan 9 (headline all-caps sans face), Aeromatics (inspired by Plan 9 from Outer Space), Destroyed Aero, Aeromatics Stencil, That's Font Folks (after the famous That's All Folks of Looney Tunes fame, 1930s), Dyno Sans, Stanberry (hand-printed), Pixisma (techno), Ander Hedge (octagonal), Jengle Jungallery, Freedom, Freeroad, Receiptional Receipt (dot matrix), Dimbo, Capital Daren, Tepeno Sans, Kemco Smooth, Kemco Pixel, Slabby Pices (an Egyptian), Mattelit (pixel typeface based on a Mattel game font from 1979), Barthowheel (comic book font), Minecraftory (pixel face).
Typefaces from 2013: Moder DOS 437 (pixel face), Telespania (pixel face: Telespania is a monospaced pixel font, based from Teletext 1.5 for TVE (Television Espanola) in Spain or other services in Austria, Germany and Portugal), Sanidana (squarish), Santitechtro (a sans), Sanitrixie, Soniano Sans (octagonal), Magzetician, Grand9K Pixel (pixel face), Deluxe16 (pixel face), Polentical Neon (octagonal), Nechao Sharp (octagonal face), Magzetician (alien writing simulation), Saniretro.
Typefaces from 2014: Reality Hyper (octagonal).
Typefaces from 2017: Strow (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Generic Mobole System (a pixel font).
Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.
Jeff Levine: Art Deco Typefaces
Jeff Levine: Signage
Signage typography has also attracted the attention of Jeff Levine. Here are some typefaces in that category: Brushmark JNL, Dollar Days JNL (2015, based on the National Show Card Writer sign making set), Cleveland Neon JNL (2016, based on the art deco neon sign for the iconic Clevelander Hotel located in the Art Deco district of Miami Beach), Dubois JNL (2007: DuBois JNL is based on hand lettering designed by Albert DuBois of New York City, and originally titled Round Block, which was found in an old sign painting design book from the early 1900s and has been translated to digital form by Jeff Levine), Eckhardt Brushletter JNL (2011), Eckhardt Casual JNL (2011), Haute Couture JNL (2009; see Signboard JNL for similar lettering), Koehler Sans (2006, a grotesk inspired by a set of cardboard sign kit letters made by the Koehler Sign Company of Missouri in the late 1940 or early 1950s), Laughter JNL (2011), Lettering Project JNL (2015, based on one of the many sign making kit templates made by the Wood-Regan Instrument Company also known as Wrico), Merchandising JNL (2014, brush signage script), Moving Headlines JNL (2015: a marquee lightbulb font inspired by the news ticker at Times square and the 1933 Warner Bothers film Picture Snatcher starring James Cagney), Night Sign JNL (2011, neon sign font), Sheldrake JNL (2006, condensed; the outline version is Sign Decal JNL, 2009), Sign Artist (2006), Sign Crafter JNL (2009, and its reworking, Sign Trade JNL), Sign Crafters JNL (2011), Sign Display Casual JNL (2014), Sign Engraver JNL (2011, a rounded sans), Sign Kit (2006, based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Sign Letters JNL (2016, based on the decals manufactured by the Duro Decal Company of Chicago), Sign Maker JNL (2009), Sign Project JNL (2011, based on decals by the Meyercord Decal Company of Chicago), Sign Sans JNL (2016), Signboard JNL (2008, based on die-cut cardboard display lettering once made by the Duro Decal Company (now Duro Art Industries) of Chicago), Signed JNL (2005), Sign Letterer JNL (2010), Sign Merchant JNL (2013), Sign Painter JNL (2010, based on a sales catalog sheet from the American Decalcomania Company, ca. 1950), Signed Production JNL (2009), Sign Shop JNL (2010, retro), Sign Card JNL (2011, mad by adding slabs to Sign Shop JNL), Sign Designer JNL (2012), Sign Man JNL (2010, hairline face), Sign Writer JNL (2012), Stock Signs JNL (2011), Market JNL (2009), Waite Park JNL (2010, also based on the Webway Font Cabinet sign lettering system), Fountain Service JNL (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
He writes: I was born in Suva, Fiji in 1988. I am however, an Australian. My mum is an artist, so I guess I just caught onto the creative bug from an early age. I started out with photography and eventually introduced it into more graphic illustration based design. I studied Fine Art as an A level subject at St Georges School in Switzerland, dealing with the "misplacement of general concepts" which links to surrealism. NEWS!!! I have been accepted into UTS in Sydney Australia studying in Visual Communications, my dream course. [Google] [More] ⦿
Senior designer at Interbrand Sydney who was born in Brazil. For Melbourne Theatre Company (MTC) he created MTC Neon (2013, with Chris Maclean).
John B. Wundes
José Antonio Garrido Izquierdo
Monterrey, Mexico-based designer of Antler (2011, a piano key typeface), Fontera (2011) and VUJ (2012, octagonal). Creator of the neon typeface Rech Neon PseudoScript (2012) done for Brazilian film maker Rafael Rech.
Mexican designer of Neon Lights (2013), En Mi Cuadra Nada Cuadra (2013), Mundonick (2010, unicase), Partofme (2012), Moonstone (2011), Princess And The Frog (2011), When the goes sun scene (2011, avant garde), Jessie Normal (2011, grunge face), Grachi (2011, bouncy spiky face, modeled on Fontdiner.com), Anahi (2011, art nouveau), Grachi 2 (2011), Tangled (2011, tattoo face), Femme 2 (2011), and Carly (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Quezon City or Kyusi (Philippines)-based designer of revivals and opportunistic typefaces, who is quite active on newsgroups like alt.binaries.fonts. His production is impressive:
Typefaces from 2017: OneLine Bold (rounded fat color font).
Typefaces from 2019: Antique Initials (regular and color; with a flower pattern), OneLine Overlap (a color font).
Typefaces from 2020: Pagesso (a lava lamp font), Avery (a monolinear connected sans), Sailem (an inline art deco font), Old Stamp (a fingerprint font), Silvery (a display typeface on the theme of thick and thin), Blueberry Spot, Coffee Chalk (a textured typeface), Allegro (a blueprint type), Northern Monk (beveled), Westland (blackletter), Neon Line, Bronze (art deco, +color, +texture), Shtrih (dry brush), Geoline (sketched, textured), Flowline, Foliageant (floral, curly), Northern Runes (rune emulation), Neon (color font), Parallel Lines, Bronzen Abundance (a display family with textured and color options), Sharp Stroke (a heavy brush typeface), Renaissance Initial, Celtic Spiral, Lace Line.
Typefaces from 2021: Atta Weird (a font for LSD addicts), Three Neon Lines, Dead Saint (a Halloween alphabet), Lockdown Christmas (a dot matrix font), Nordic Folk (a layerable typeface family with Scandinavian texture; plus Nordic Folk Icons), Hewy (a display typeface), Planny (a blueprint font), Sportlight (a speed font), Wesloy (a brush serif font), Carle (a 3d polygonal children's book font; +Shadow, +Colored), Absundo (a playful dual weight font), Wide Plump (a geometric solid typeface), Colton (a condensed boutique serif), Aztec Initials (+a colored version), Adrim (a thin floriated sans), Northern Monk (an inscriptional ustav-inspired typeface), Sogia (a decorative serif).
In 2012, she added the geometric monoline family Neoneon.
Commercial typeface foundry in Jakarta, Indonesia, run by "Ian" and "Abdilah". Its first typeface is Muffler (2014), which is inspired by retro brush signage for car races. Lacydes (2014) is a spurred advertizing typeface. Upjohn (2014) is a horror movie poster typeface. Curely (2014) is a free hand-drawn curly typeface, expanded to Curely Pro in 2017. Hemera (2014) is based on vintage matchbox packages.
Typefaces from 2015: Marthas, Risoless Script, Elska (a thick warm watercolor brush script), The Chalker (crayon font), The Bride, The Groom (brush script), Wanderlove (brush script), Rumbell (handcrafted poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Easy Lullabye (Swash, Sans), Wiggle (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Fathers (a vintage packaging script), Ride Slow (a handcrafted set of motorcycle culture fonts), Delight, Kehlin (retro poster style), Butter Love (dry brush), Fathers Script (vintage), Fili & Kyla (thin script), Husky Giggle (casual hand stroked brush font), Ruffle (dashing brush script), Dollyn Script, Halloween Rock, Love Hurts (ballpoint pen font), Moneyroll, Trakster, Trakster Serif, Noswatt, Noswatt Serif (copperplate style), Notstar, Rodenda, Hammet, Hastagirl (watercolor brush), Arzeti Script (informal monoline wedding script), Sicero (vintage display typeface by Abdilah), Sign Panthers Brush Script, Magle Sans, Magle Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Millerstone (connected calligraphic script), Bad Taste, Conserta (Victorian), Grestal Script, Beclave, Double Aunofa (Script and Serif), Summer Classico, Ahoy Amigo (font duo), Aunofa Serif, Aunofa Script, Delphin Spring, Delight Lettering Script, Tropical Asian, Vedacity (calligraphic), Rothe (vintage), Bigger Love (script), First Choice (calligraphic), Love Hurts, Hall Of Fun, Casual Font Bundle (which includes Easy Monoline Script, Subber Sans, Sintix, Rebel Four, and Grotes Sans), Hemera II (a vintage Victorian matchbox typeface), Asian Skyline, Queen Waffle, Rosse, Harvest Barn (script), Oh Samantha, Simple Monologue (calligraphic), Sweet Getaway (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2019: Vango (a sci-fi or speed font), Aghony (script), Conserta Royal (Victorian), Roast Serif, Mister Quenos (a fast food store signage font), Calisatt (an SVG brush font), Redstock Script, Suspiria Vampira (a Halloween font set), Hoffers (a children's book font), Closer (a Swiss sans), Hoffers (a marker pen font), Mackle (Script, Serif), Blante (Sans + Script), Millerstone, Kimball, Henave (flared sans), Valsday (Sans, Script).
Typefaces from 2020: Destrokes, Kremato (+Script, +Short, +Tall), Krasher (a painted brush SVG font), Rebelton (a 12-style all caps sans), Koutura (a fashion mag font), Kalleco (a free hand-printed typeface), Citypop (1990s Japanese retro pop style, with subfamilies Main Display, Neon, Screen, Digital and Automotive), Urban Shock (ultra-condensed), Renin (a Western super-heavy slab serif), Jaksel (a bold squarish sans typeface), Alkaria (a retro display typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Kingsad (a 5-style wide flared display family), Ahoy Amigo (a type duo), Harvest Barn (script), Simple Monologue (a calligraphic script), Magle (a script typeface), The Sign Painters, Makalo (an African tribal font), Discopia (neo-futurist), Daguin (a fashionable display typeface inspired by the Middle Ages), Tropical Asian (a painted font), Fosty Blue, Kofje (a daring decorative serif).
Leftloft is a visual communications studio in Milan, founded in 1997 by graphic designer Andrea Braccaloni (b. Bologna, 1973), Francesco Cavalli, Bruno Genovese and David Pasquali. The studio is mainly engaged in corporate identity, and now also has an office in New York. Andrea Braccaloni teaches visual communication at the III Faculty of Architecture/Design at the Politecnico di Milano. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about new typefaces he designed the old-fashioned way, as a handicraft. Within the studio, there is a small lab for type design, called "Die kleine Fonderie", at which Andrea Braccaloni and Veronika Burian are active. Designs include LL Egeo (1999, shifted letters), LL Mila (2002, a condensed sans with a trademark "g"), LL Etica (2001-2002, a sans family that derives its name from Helvetica, and has soft strokes and wide apertures---in 2009, Etica Seriffo was published by Type Together as the "trappist type family"; see also LFT Etica Sheriff in 2016, and LFT Etica Mono in 2019), LL Chicane (2001, geometric and experimental, between paperclip and neon sign), LL Impresa (2001, octagonal-themed font), LL SanSiro (masculine sans family), LL EU (a delicate sans), LL Alice ditalunghe (transitional text face), LL Officiel (extreme didone titling face, developed for French fashion magazine L'Officiel, in collaboration with Patricia Sartori), LL Crudo (experimental, now LFT Crudo), LL Ubu Re (2002, made by lines and circles only), Lemon (1998), L'Amante Perduto (1999), Solferino Text (2007, with Luciano Perondi, for Corriere della Sera), Brera (2007, a sans family by Leftloft and Molotro).
In 2014, Leftloft published the semi-techno wayfinding typeface family LFT Iro Sans at Type Together. It has a unicase set of styles.
In 2020, he released the flared humanist sans typeface LFT Arnoldo at TypeTogether.
Letter Stock (was: Gumacreative)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1982) of Masura (2016, brush style), Space Cake (2016, sci-fi style), Caroline Script (2016), Morning Fever (2016), Binzo (2016), Morning Cloud (2016, handcrafted), Rancha (2016: grungy style), Alkhali (2016), Gath Is A Robot (2015) and Scarlet (2015, textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Vanhala (Tuscan), Orchard, Solitaire, Founder (a thin script), Elanor, Callous (signature script), Keith (script), Subsky (script), Hamburger (artsy script), Smith (monoline rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Steven Mattew, Romansa (script), Pianicas, Infamous, Voltras, Faddox, Slayer Creeper (a dripping blood blackletter font), Hellioum (a balloon font), Grootten Beast (a wooden plank font), Lazarrous (beatnik), Salmounth (a clean script), Damaskush (a blackletter), Neurotic (spurred, blackletter), Maclucash, Neowave, Throoper, Maldivine, Morrisette (signage script), Descrendent (sans), Athlenstan, Hole Script, Cardigan, Lenox, Aero Space, Esentrik (over-decorated), Lethal (sans), Markwell (script), Hallmark, Fymous (signature script), Brighford (spurred), Bulb (a bubblegum font), Wavecraft.
Typefaces from 2020: Flinch (a stone cut Flintstone font), Jack Miller (a signature script), Jaguar Jugglers (squarish, constructivist), Lazarrous (beatnik style), Jane Frediction, Grindmore (a calligraphic blackletter typeface), Descendent (a monolinear rounded coffee shop sans), Oliver Queen (a fat brush script), Orangutan, Chadwick (a Halloween font), Oakleaf, Buckles, Hackwell, Susan Brooks, Jacqueline, Alistair Morrison, Gibson Walsh, Slapstick, Monkey Werch, Rooselyn, Northway (lettering for outdoor or nature trail signage), Ghotana, Apija, Rawkin Pickles, Lockdown, Linger (a curly delight), Nuttyclash (a dry brush typeface), Ghosie, Kuro (a brush script).
Typefaces from 2021: Bellamind (a decorative serif), Bingana (a playful typeface with oriental influences; appropriate for toys), Cheshire (sketched, textured), Creepycall, Croftler (a grungy athletic shirt font), Goldenwick (a vintage decorative serif), Karlburns (an ultra-decorative font by Vic Carless), Shorelly (an arts and crafts all caps serif), Walkingblue (a round vernacular slab serif), Garlicha (a great formal copperplate calligraphic font that unfortunately features a lower case r that can be confused with a lower case n), Hamingduck (copperplate calligraphy), Antucious (an ornamental serif), Monkeymod (a textured reverse srtress display font), Eightbit (a retro pixel font), Maloney West (art nouveau), Adamovick (a spurred Halloween font), Grindleaf (organic), Cronicalypse (a reverse stress elephant foot display font), Houston Palace (a monolinear retro script), Raceryouth (a weathered stencil font), Lyonade (a monolinear script based on retro motorbike posters), Alleysondust (a calligraphic script), Carlosberg (a spurred Victorian typeface), Clubeight (a trilined neon typeface that is reminiscent of Wyman's designs for the 1968 Olympics in Mexico), Slacksluger (a decorative inline typeface with medieval terminals), Beckmarine (a rough typeface inspired by retro cartoon and retro motorbike posters), Bullmars (a heavy font), Sinofluck (a stylish brush script inspired by a samurai poster), Scandlers (a dry brush script), Melvines (a thick paint brush font), Rockapolis (stencil), Lexaviers (a rune simulation font), Mylo (a dry brush typeface), Meckatler, Machiates (a vintage signage font), Fluxion (a dry brush script), Black Marilyn (blackletter), Palermosh, New Kids on the Font, Psychonaut (a reverse contrast, or even a Western, font), Black Valentine (a decorative blackletter), Buckles (a dry brush font), Smegh Mouth (a dry brush font), Armthadore, Brookland (a dry brush script), Khian Shantang (a decorative blackletter), Laekar (a hand-drawn blocky poster font), Schoutler (an ornamental fantasy font), Sonoxa (a heavy and creamy dry brush typeface), Classicloud (a decorative and festive blackletter).
Typefaces from 2022: Gavin Zoo (a vintage decorative serif), Sallam (Arabic emulation), Sururim Maudunah (emulating Arabic), Ar Rayyan (Arabic emulation), Hollybucks (a round handprinted typeface), Mack Dutch (a weathered elephant foot serif), Obidel (a squarish vernacular typeface), Pinkerton (a playful cartoonish font), Sloopy Joe (a condensed sans with some curly terminals), Xylo Macloud (a decorative serif), Hickenwitch (a decorative serif), Parkwilson (a decorative serif), Buckedtalk (an inline blackletter typeface), Buckedtalk (an inline blackletter typeface). Creative Fabrica Script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Letterafandi Studio (was: Letterafa Studio, Peterdraw, Delapan Studio)
Creator of the display typefaces Pistachio (2019), and Brewok (2019: a sans with hairy outlines), Glippy (2019: a glitch font), and Neon Desmon (2019), the fat finger fonts Granada (2019) and Macadamia (2019), the rounded handcrafted sans typefaces Maven (2019) and Dear Audrey (2019), and the script typefaces Attaya (2019), Sabrina (2019), La Petite (2019), Molita (2019), Geulis Stylish (2019), Gladyss (2019), Nina Ninut (2019), Lulla (2019), Dear Audrey Script (2019) and Camellia (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Sparkle (a connected script), Mischella (a signature script), Chia Seeds, Summer Pisces, Jerome (a condensed slab serif in three weights), Marylinda (script), New Interspeaker, Revnosa (a dry brush typeface), Chasy (script), Sherletta, Candela (a monoline script), Danyla, Grand Duke (a display serif), Sintya (a stylish script), Hey Monday, Chapillada, Butterfly, Good Vibes, Techno Space (futuristic), Oregano, Sabrina, Femme, Bilderberg (a display serif), Sagara (a vintage text typeface co-designed by Ahmad Syarif Afandi and Tri Kuncoro).
Typefaces from 2021: Agathis, Allenisa (an open connected script), Beautiful Variella, Betteryou (a smooth script with contrast), Bitterlove (a curly script), Black Thunder (a fat finger font), Bunnyheart, Christhine (an elongated bean font), Christmas Craft (a blackboard bold font), Christmas Heart, Christmas Weather (script), Christmas Winter, Early Christmas (a scrapbook script), Easter Story, Evelyne, Febriella (a fine script), Firstlove (an upright script), Fishbone, Gabriella, Geollitta, Halloween Monoline, Hillarie, Holidate, Honey Love Bunny, Jaggielka, Kattsia, Lovebird, Nathilda (a calligraphic script), Phitaya (a hand-printed typeface with small x-height), Rabitta, Salminah (a monoline script), South Town (a monoline script), Spooky Hunter, Summer Beach (a playful font), Sweet Christmas, Thanks Mom (a scrapbook script), Violethe (a painter's font), Warilah, We Love Mom (a fat finger font), Wolfriend, Yattina (script).
LGF Fonts (or LG Tipos)
Manuel specialized initially in sexy silhouette fonts: Sexy Spanish Erasmus Girls (2007), Chicas y Mujeres (2007), Sexy Spanish Woman (2007), Gimnasia (2009). He also made the distressed typefaces TNewPro (2009) and Carboncillo Palo (2007), Galería Coruña (2008, Victorian), the geometric display typeface WFF Lage Grafica (2007) and the elegant upright script Lage Goyesca (2008).
Typefaces from 2016: Circus LGF (an art deco layered family, ideal for coloring), Primavera LGF (based on Richard Gans's Primavera, and extended with a bold weight), Alicia LGF (a Broadway style art deco typeface based on Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss), Mario LGT, LGF Avadar (an inline display typeface), ImanRG (a great shadow headline typeface after Richard Gans's Iman), Lgf Besitos Round Light (an architectural font).
Typefaces from 2017: Decorativa RG (after Richard Gans), Elucidar, Ornato, Escorial RG (after Richard Gans), Rias Altas Ribadeo, Escritura Luis XVI (after Richard Gans), Maruxa (a script typeface after Richard Gans), Ortegal, Gauntlet LGt (a great neon / metal / disco typeface), LGF A Lage Logo (origami), Alage Evo + Evo Century (octagonal).
Typefaces from 2018: Ornamentos Orlas y Vinetas.
Typefaces from 2020: Patri LG (a belle epoque display typeface).
Typefaces from 2021: Volvoreta RG LG (or Bolboreta; a revival of Richard Gans's Decorativa).
Lori LeBeau-Walsh (LLW Studio, Winchester, CA) is an American commercial artist and graphic designer who has a passion for lettering and typography.
In 2010, she made Ocean Beach, Studio Neon, a classical multiline display family. Market Street Neon (2011) is a multiline caps face. Asta (2011), named after the pup in the Thin Man movies from the 1930s and early 1940s, is an art deco / streamline moderne all-caps display font.
In 2015. Lori created the Christmas holiday font Studio Ribbon.
Lorenz Lopetz Gianfreda
Odessa (was: Donetsk), Ukraine-based designer of these fonts in 2018: Monte Karlo, Monblank, Manchester, Gabrielle (upright script), California, Casablanca (script and sans duo), Fabiano (rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Bonita (inky script), Aquatype (a watercolor brush font), Boldini (an art deco sans accompanied by a color SVG font that plays with transparency), Klark (an all caps art deco typeface).
Typefaces from 2020: Retroline (an 8-style color sans family), Pacardo (a 6-style geometric sans), Minimaly (a 6-style minimalist sans), Echowarp (warped and colored), Longtype (a tall 6-style sans), Dewave (a wavy font family in 12 styles), Culoare (a color hologram font with glitch effects: eleven SVG styles; this font is identical to Cosmos), Anaglyph (a glitch font), Cosmos (eleven space-bright colored hologram and technical glitch fonts: the font was renamed Culoare because of trademark issues), Doodly, Bumbon, Charmini (a soft text typeface family).
Typefaces from 2021: Blureo (a blurry font), Culoare v.2 (neon type), Miluero (a colored sans), Multilinear (an experimental color font with identical glyphs stacked vertically), Neotype (a semi-colored font based on Boldini), Pationi (hand-printed), Retrotype (flared weathered caps), Baluno (a multicolor cartoon font), Retrio (a huge family of echo fonts, with some color options; Retrio is not retro, but nevertheless evokes electro music and discos), Colarino (an 31-style multicolored all caps family based on Pacardo). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
An orphaned neon tube font that one can download at abfonts. The font's readme says: This font is based on screen capture of the opening title sequence of the 1972 movie Made. The missing letters and numerals were created in the style of existing letters. Alpha-numeric characters were digitized and/or created by C. The alternate numeral 8 in the asterisk key created by T. It is T's fault if you do not like how the font was kerned. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mahameru Type is Haidi Shabrina (b. 1992) and/or Nasir Udin, depending upon where you look. Semarang and Bali, Indonesia-based designer of the brush typeface Faito (2017), Faito Rough (2017), the creamy brush script typeface Shabrina (2017) that was inspired by vintage chocolate biscuit packaging. He or she also made Discobaby (2017, a great connected marker pen script), Parisien Night (2017), Sweet November (2017: script), The Flowery Spring (2017, curly script), Nandito (2017: handcrafted), and Ayanna (2017: watercolor brush).
Typefaces from 2019: Restora (an old style serif type family with 16 weights), Freich (a bold angular poster font), Freich Monsta (for Halloween), Fonseca (a layerable art deco sans, +Rounded, +Grande; free demo), Frunch.
Typefaces from 2020: Opheline (a nine-style all caps display serif by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina), Restora Neue (a quirky 18-style transitional roman), Proda Sans (an 18-style humanist sans with small x-height), Pockota (a warm rounded display serif family), Mondia (a sharply cut semi-serif in 18 styles).
Typefaces from 2021: Mylon (a 14-style Peignotian fashion mag sans by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina), Debira (a 14-style wedge serif with a coathanger lower case f that is de rigueur in 2021; with Nasir Udin), Departura (sans), Montas (a 7-style decorative serif by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina).
Serbian designer of these vector format typefaces in 2015: Alphabet Buttons Type Machine, Alphabet Vector Neon Color, English Cream Alphabet, Flat Icons Alphabet, Alphabet Chalk Vector, Vector Alphabet Set White Shadow.
Typefaces from 2016: Neon Pink, Neon Green and Pink, Pink Color Neon, Pink Yelllow Neon, Ornament Font, Alphabet Paper Vector Pink, Colored Font Flat, Flat Font White And Grey, Minimalistic, Creative, 3D Vector Font, 3D Font, Pop Art Creative Fonts, Neon Buttons, Neon (ornamental caps), Love Letter, Love Alphabet (Valentine's Day vector fonts with superimposed hearts), Creative Fun Fonts, Colored Font Flat Design, ColorfulFontNeon, Old Style, Paint Colorful, Simple & Minimalistic, Colorful Metallic.
Cleber de Campos is a Brazilian graphic designer based in London. He works mainly on editorial and identity projects. In 2017, he set up the commercial type foundry Makumba.
In 2017, he designed the informal sans typeface Kinky and wrote: The development of the typeface started in 2015, inspired by neon signs, the aesthetic of sex clubs, and typefaces such as Suburban (Emigre), Lyon (Radim Pesko) and Euclid Flex (Swiss Typefaces). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Mark White (Bournemouth, UK) designed the free playful soccer-inspired triptych Tiki Taka (2016, in Mediocentro, Trequartista and Ramdeuter styles), the free monoline sans typeface Inflecto and the free thin avant garde typeface Abyssopelagic in 2016. In 2017 he designed the free all caps sans typeface False Nine, the modular typeface Petrichor and the free neon typeface Klaxons. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martin Fredrikson Core
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1970, Martin Lexelius (aka Core, aka Martin Fredrikson Core) started his career in the 1990s an an artist and freelance illustrator. Then he designed type, publishing at Chank's place, at T4, at Fountain, and at his own outfit, Core, where one can find his free fonts. Martin Fredrikson Core (b. Gothenburg, 1970), whose real name is Martin Lexelius:
Designer, with Chester Jenkins, of the bespoke typeface Indestructible Language. Chester explains: The Precipice Alliance, a non-profit corporation collaborating with artists to direct public attention to global warming, launched with this inaugural artwork by the contemporary artist Mary Ellen Carroll. This lettering was a collaboration with Ms. Carroll to design letterforms that could be rendered 8-feet tall in neon tubing. Each neon letter was to be placed, in a 900-foot-long installation, in the window bays of all five former American Can factory buildings in Jersey City, New Jersey to be exhibited from November 2006 to April 2007. The 8-foot high, carbon neutral neon letters were clearly visible (and legible) to drivers on both the Pulaski Skyway and the New Jersey Turnpike, and by planes heading to and from Newark International Airport. [Google] [More] ⦿
American creator of the futuristic typeface Airstream Futuropolis, the octagonal typeface Future Not Found (2014) and Android Insomnia (2015, a sci-fi sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Jabba The Font, Neck Romancer, Section 9 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2019: Screaming Neon, Rachel's Requiem.
Graphics cooperative in Philadelphia that sells some fonts. These include:
Graphic designer in Amsterdam. Creator of the stencil typeface Geissler Serif (2013), which was named after Heinrich Geissler (1814-1879), the inventor of the Geissler tube, which later led to neon tubes. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
bobistheowl (lower case b) is the Ontario-based designer of the dingbat fonts HaydenPanettiereBats (2007, about 30 headshots of Hayden Panettiere) and LaetitiaBats1 and 2 (2007, based on images of Corsican supermodel Laetitia Casta). He also digitized the Rider-Waite-Smith Tarot (copyright Pamela Colman Smith for The Rider Company, 1909) in 2007 as Gypsy-Tarot-Major-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana, Gypsy-Tarot-Minor-Arcana-Inverted. Other fonts: Through the Looking Glass (2007, based on images dating from 1871 by Sir John Tenniel for the first Edition of Lewis Carroll's Through the Looking Glass, and What Alice Found There), Alice in Wonderland (2007, based on Sir John Tenniel's 1865 illustrations of Lewis Carroll's Alice in Wonderland), Apoux (2007, a digitization of the naughty all-caps collection of letters by Joseph Apoux, ca. 1880, called Alphabet Pornographique), KleinKarpets (2007, a snake skin-based geometric pattern font dedicated to Manfred Klein), AmyBats 1 though 4 (2008, Amy Winehouse scanbats), JessicasSoftballFont (2008, softball scanbats), GrimNatwickBettyBoop (2008, a Betty Boop dingbat font), Obey (2009---a huge family of scanbats), SINSofBOBCO (2008, a one glyph font made for Bob Dobbs), Woodland Creatures (2008, forest animals), Princess Madeleine of Sweden (2008). In 2010, he added FixCystNeon, a typeface that emulates Terminal, the 1981 IBM systems font.
In 2012, he made MockingJay XL (a single glyph dingbat face), Outstanding (a Victorian caps set that looks like a rounded version of Ernst Voelker's Vineta (1973)), and Beauty Marks (an erotic silhouette scanbat font).
In 2016, he finally published Cabbagetown, which he started in 2014. Cabbagetown is based on Light Shade (1874, Richard Smith). It later appeared in Dan X. Solo's The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces on page 17 as Night Shade. The first known digital version of this typeface was Nigel SadeSH (1993, Soft Horizons). Other versions include Shadowed Serif (1994, James Fordyce), Cameo Antique (2009, by Character), and Outstanding (2012, Bobistheowl).
Michael Gene Adkins
Michael W. Moss
Creator of the multiline typefaces Oxford (1970s), Optex (1970, Letraset) and Michel (1970s, A. Hollenstein). At Mecanorma, he created Bronx (Shaded, Dropshadow) and Surprise. Optex was digitized and extended in 2010 by Jonathan Hill as Olympik. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Transt (2015: 3d lettering), Blue Neon 3D (2015), Blue Neon 2 3D (2015) and Yellow Neon 3D (2015). Grunge Wood (2015), Stone (2015) and Wood (2015) are rough-looking typefaces with 3d effects. All pre 2016 fonts are in vector or PNG format.
Typefaces from 2016: Palma (neon sign or multiline font family), Chrome (a set of six ultra black deco fonts), Conello (patterned typeface), Bionic, Krakatao (Victorian), Nemesis, Ultra-Modern, Shiro (inline), Terminal, Circus Circus (3d), Jello, Blocksy, Metro (a 10-style spurred font family), Ballona, Minoru (spurred typeface), Montana (rounded monoline typeface).
Tanta / Cairo, Egypt-based designer of a Latin/ Arabic logotype called Neon, of the Arabic typeface Tiwen (2013), of a rounded Arabic typeface called Anas (2012), and of the Arabic techno fonts Bono and Sawra in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Matei Nichitescu (Monogram Design, Romania, and now Tønsberg, Norway) created these typefaces in 2014: Dendricula (connect-the-dots), Piper, Typewriter, Thinster, Monogram, Neon, Revolution, Printed Revolution, Halftone Revolution. In 2015, he added Designer, Chalk Bar and the handcrafted typefaces Manufactura (ultra tall) and Olive Oil. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mike Yanega has the ultimate listing of multiline fonts. Let me group them for you:
Bali-based designer who used to run Mahameru Type. As Nasir Udin, his typefaces include Opheline (2020: a nine-style all caps display serif by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina) and Elgraine (2020: an 18-style transitional typeface family with a large x-height).
Typefaces from 2021: Mylon (a 14-style Peignotian fashion mag sans by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina), Mauren (a 14-style text typeface with an almost chancery script italic set), Debira (a 14-style wedge serif with a coathanger lower case f that is de rigueur in 2021; with Heidi Shabrina), Fonseca Grande, Departura (sans), Montas (a 7-style decorative serif by Nasir Udin and Haidi Shabrina), Karsten (a 27-style bastard didone named after Dutch architect Thomas Karsten who designed many buildings in Java).
Toronto-based freelance graphic designer who moved to New York City. Creator of the multiline typeface Neon (2007), the hairline avant garde typefaces Gisele (2014) and Daria (2014), and the display typeface Electro Font (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made many fonts, including the unicase typeface Nerug (2010, based on the futuristic logo of the TV show Gruen Transfer), the Stringbead family (2010), Silicon Neon Straight (2010), Therlea (2010, an angular fat didone face), Globus (white on black), Miagan (pixel face), Mertinal (2010: a graph theory face), Xharon (2010: a techno stencil), Deebee Dee (2010: like Futura Black), Logoremix (kitchen tile face), Logoremix Thin, Ragett, Ells Split Peas, Barowin, Desert Bean (floral face), Tonkted (knotted face), Belumt, Plink (blocky futuristic face).
Graphic design and art direction studio. They created the custom art deco typeface Olimpyc (2007). It is a cooperative run from Baltimore and San Francisco by Liam Devowski, Benjamin Domanico, Joyce Kim, and Samuel Ortiz-Payero. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefounders of Chicago (or: Castcraft) acquired the Neon Type Foundry (Pittsburgh) in 1959. The Neon Type Division of Typefounders of Chicago (Castcraft) published a specimen book in 1962 which can be downloaded from Archive.Org in two 1 GB parts: Part I, Part II. See also here and here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Newlyn (was: TextPref, x&y)
Miles Newlyn (b. 1969) graduated from St Martins College of Art, London, in 1991. He worked with various London agencies, including Wolff Olins. x&y in London was Miles Newlyn's web site where you could buy his creations from 2002-2004. In 2004, he set up Newlyn.com. Around 2015, he founded TextPref. Many of his typefaces are retail (via, e.g., Emigre), but he speciaizes in commissioned type as well. He is well-known for his logo work (Honda, Cadillac, Saab, Land Rover, Sky, EE, two Olympics). He is based in London.
Nick and Adam Hayes
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2004, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Bayern Handschrift, De Rigueur NF, Refugio Rustic WBW, Refugio Refined WBW, Ponte Vecchio NF, Brazzaville NF (based on Congo, a 1910 font by Barnhart Brothers \& Spindler), Moonshine Script NF (a casual connected script patterned after an offering from the 1930s chapbook 60 Alphabets by The Hunt Brothers), West Coast Antics (based on a showing from Carl Holmes' 1950s book, ABC of Lettering), Nanki Poo NF (based on Mikado from the Boston Type Foundry), Picture Postcard NF (a Broadway style typeface based on work by lettering artist Alf Becker), Curly Shuffle NF (described as a mix of Alf Becker's style and Leslie Cabarga's), Hardy Har Har NF (based on Samoa from BB&S, 1900), Krazy Kracks NF (based on the so-called California style of lettering used extensively in travel posters of the 30s to the 50s. This version is based on its interpretation by Carl Holmes in a Walter T. Foster artbook entitled ABC of Lettering), Whoa Nelly NF (a comic book face--based on Dan X. Solo's Funhouse), Bushwacked, Cressida (triline face), New Boston (far West typeface of the "italian" kind), Rumble Seat, Kartoon Kutz 3&4 NF, Magic Twanger NF, Snoodle Toons NF, Beanie Kopter NF, Delysian NF (based on Greeting card from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Mazurka NF (based on Swagger Capitals and Gothic Novelty title from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Jungle Holiday Cuts NF (based on holiday ornaments by Carl S. Junge, 1929), Stone Soup NF (based on lettering for a 1925 Buster Keaton movie), Tintern Abbey NF (based on the lettering for a 1905 poster for the Austrian National Highway by artist Gustav Jahn), Period Borders NF, Parsnip and Parsnip Outline (Will Ransom designed the exemplar for this series for Barnhart Brothers&Spindler in the early 1900s---the typeface was originally named Parsons (1918), after the advertising director of a Chicago department store), Wurstwagen (suggested by a poster for beer, designed by German artist Ludwig Hohlwein around 1920), Jackson Park NF (1920s style), Kenosha Antique NF (from the 1903 Racine typeface of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Catty Wumpas (based on lettering of Ross F. George). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2005
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2005, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Chantilly Lace NF (2005: uppercase letters by Bergling and lowercase letters by Roland W. Paul), Edda MorganaNF (medieval English), Gnarly Dude NF (rough script based on material of Ross F. George), Whirled Peas NF (based on a typeface called Whitestone Scrawl by Dan X. Solo in his "Showcard Alphabets"), Cool Cat Jim NF (based on a 1953 headline by Jim Flora in Park East Magazine), Sulphur Springs WBW (bone font), Grand Rapids (based on a typeface named Archer from the 1905 specimen book from Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Hasta La Pasta (designed after a typeface from a pre-1900 specimen book from the Central Type Foundry of St. Louis, called Spiral), La Coupole (based on lettering on a 1927 menu by prominent poster artists Razzia), Shadowlands (this is like Wilcox Initials from the 1992 Solotype Catalog), Possum Saltare NF (a Trajan column style caps face), Pismo Clambake NF (a connected formal script typeface after a Richard Gans handwriting typeface from 1933, Gloria), Ransom Clearcut NF (an extension of Will Ransom's 1920s caps-only typeface Clearcut Shaded Caps for BBS), Almost Heaven (sold in the early 1900s as Perfection), Goodbye Crewel World (stitching font), Jimbatz NF (dingbats inspired by album cover artist Jim Flora), Bad Dookie NF (from The Advertising Cartoon Clip Art Book, 1971), Maple Leaf Rag NF (revival of Nova Bold by Continental Typefounders), Surely You Jest NF (called Arbor in the 1890's type specimen catalog from Farmer, Little&Co), Merry Old Soul NF (a display typeface discovered in one of the many books on sign writing produced by Eric Matthews), Funky Tut NF (205; the caps are based on J.M. Bergling's Morocco (1914), and the lower cases on Bergling's Kermaic Text (1914)), Groove Thang NF (based on a font called Dado), Novadam Obese (geometric black modern typeface based on a logotype by the same name of Joan Trochut Blanchard, ca. 1940s), Smackeroo NF (2005, engraved US dollar-bill style typeface based on Steelplate, a monocase typeface from ca. 1900 by Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Snooty Fox NF (an elegant typeface found in Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets, Blandford Press, Ltd., London, 1929), Chez Nous (based on Card Italic from a 1930s Mergenthaler Linotype Company specimen book), Slapdash Deco NF (2005, based on a showcard alphabet presented by Cecil Wade in his Manual of Lettering), Rockin Roman NF (from Blandford Press' Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Kunstgewerbe NF (artsy typeface after work by J.M. Bergling, 1914), Details Details NF (a geometric design from Pen and Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Escondido NF (inspired by an Austrian travel poster designed by Johann Süssenbek in the 1930s), Ballyhaunis NF (based on Celtic lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Inglenook Corner NF (based on art nouveau lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Mohair Sam NF (caps based on letters of Samuel Welo, and lower case based on ATF's Romany Script), Partenkirchen NF (a Basque style display face), Helena Handbasket NF (after Antique Light, found in the 1888 edition of the James Conner & Sons United States Type Foundry specimen book), Kudos Kaps NF (2006: five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, an engraved set; they are based on typefaces from Ludwig&Mayer). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2006
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2006, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Magic Lantern NF, Duly Noted NF (after an ATF typeface from 1912 called Freeahand), Got That Bling NF (a connected script based on the work of Al Mack, from his Lettering: Brush&Pen in the Single Stroke), Haarlem Nights NF (based on a 1920 Dutch poster for Public Placement Services by Johan Dijsktra), Architectuur NF (based on De Stijl type lettering by H. Th. Wijdeveld, 1925), Gandy Dancer NF (a revival of Tabard, ca. 1912, ATF), Pomfrit Dandy NF (based on Frys Ornamented No. 2 by Stephenson Blake), Smith Premier (Clean and Schmutzy) NF (a typewriter pair after the letters of the Smith Premier No. 3), ed Hot Mama NF (2006), Jumbo Mumbo NF (a revival of Independant done in 1930 by Collette and Dufour), Union Telegraph NF (2006), Major Production NF (which was followed in 2009 by Major Pro Extras NF), Teeny Boppin NF (gleaned from Schrifti Alphabeti, a book of Cyrillic alphabets published in Kiev in 1979), Rutin Tutin NF (based on Wild West lettering found in Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Jampact NF (2006, an ultra fat headline face), Beagle Boyz NF (a bouncy typeface based on a Cyrillic alphabet presented in the book Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Midtown Tessie NF and Downtown Tessie NF (mosaic tile typefaces), Scary Scrimshaw (based on a 1968 poster for a Doors concert), Speedball No1, Speedball No2 SW (2001), Speedball No3 (2001), Bellagio NF (an interpretation of Robert Wiebking's 1917 font Advertisers Gothic, designed for BB&S), High Society NF (2006, a fashion mag typeface based on an alphabet found in Lettering for the Commercial Artist by Blandford Press, 1946), Osiyo Dohitsu NF (based on letterforms in the Cherokee Syllabary, reputedly devised by Sequoyah in the early nineteenth century; it has petroglyphs as well), Micro Manager NF (pixel face), Paper Caper NF (2006), Shady Grove (a condensed version of Thorne Shaded), American Pi NF (2006: ATF ornaments from the catalogs between 1913-1934, including some designed by Will Bradley, Frederic Goudy and George Trenholm), The Donald NF (a hyper-curly decorative face), Boo Meringue NF (a Halloween font based on Lithotint (1897, ATF)), Lesser Arcana (a mystical type), Zyklop NF (2006), Deux Chasses NF (based on ATF's Thermotype), Bon Mot NF (based on Barnhart Brothers&Spindler's Engravers Upright Script), Munchkin Land NF (based on a work called Thor, issued by Frederic Wesselhoeft Ltd of London in the 1930s), Didgeree Doodle NF (2006, a curly cursive originally released as Bernhard Heavy Antique Cursive by the Bauersche Giesserei by Lucien Bernhard), Kudo Kaps One, Two, Three and Four NF (a total of eight classical initial caps typefaces), Crane Titling NF (medieval-inspired uppercase letters drawn by famed book illustrator Walter Crane with charming, if somewhat quirky, lowercase letters by J. W. Weekes), DecimoSexto NF (+italic) (includes Spanish Roman letters and Griffo style italics, both hand-drawn by Francisco Lucas in Madrid, 1577), Visillo Adornado (a caps typeface based on the typeface Vesta, originally designed by Albert Auspurg for H. Berthold AG, Berlin in 1926), Edsel Font, Deco Dingbats. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2007
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2007, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dundee Castle NF (based on lettering by Harvey Hopkins Dunn, 1930), Sheik Of Araby NF (2007), Aethelred NF (a unicase typeface, with alternate characters in several of the lowercase positions, is patterned after Mosaik, designed by Martin Kausche for Schriftgiesserei Stempel in 1954; Sultan (2005, Canada Type) is also based on Mosaik). Cerulean NF (a sans based on Lining Gothic No. 71 (BBS and ATF, 1907)), Rimshot NF (script), Jaunty Gent NF (based on the upright connected script Forelle, aka Rheingold Kräftig, by Erich Mollowitz in 1936-1937 for the Hamburg foundry of J. D. Tennert&Sohn), Baby Cakes NF (a bubblegum face based on a 1974 release by Karlgeorg Hoefer at the Ludwig&Mayer foundry called Big Band), Amper Sans NF (after Hobby, a script designed in 1956 by Werner Rebhuhn for Schriftgießerei Genzsch&Heyse), Wacky Duck NF (2007), By George Titling NF (inspired by silent movie lettering), Dinky Rink NF (partially based on Steile Futura), Fuller Brush NF (a bouncy signage script from The New Lone Pine ABC of Showcard and Ticketwriting by Australian author C. Milnes), Tiddly Winks NF (2007), Iraan (a stars and stripes typeface based on the ATF typeface Rodeo), Haut Relief (a 3d typeface based on a 1960s typeface called Sculpture), Fiddle Sticks (based on West Banjo (Dave West, 1960s)), Djibouti (an African theme font modeled after African Queen (Dave West, 1960s), Wacky Duck NF (2007), Turing Car NF (2007, a monospaced typeface based on a lineprinter font from the 1960s, the Unisys 0776), Route 66 NF (based on the typefaces used on U.S. Highway signs from the 1930s to the 1950s), Anna Nicole NF (2007, based on the upright semiscript Mirabelle (1926, Wagner&Schmidt); Nick Curtis: Round, firm and fully-packed, it is sure to get attention anywhere it is used.), Keynote Speaker NF (an awkward blocky typeface patterned after Bloomsbury (1920s, P. M. Shanks&Sons)), Twitty Bird NF (2007, an architectural drawing font based on Dan X. Solo's Conway), Balder Dash NF (the caps are based on Breda-Gotisch (1928, H. Berthold AG) and the lowercase on Goudy Text)), Outer Loop NF (2007), Tutti Paffuti NF (after Stymie Black Flair by Dave West for Photolettering), Weedy Beasties NF (after a variation of Seymour Chwast's Blimp), Bully Pulpit NF (2007), Keepon Truckin NF (a 3d typeface based on Milton Glaser's Baby Fat). In the 1970s, Vincent Pacella made a Photolettering Egyptian headline typeface called Blackjack, which was digitized in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Flap Jacks NF. ITC Jeepers and Woodley Park (based on Naudin) won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. Artone (Seymour Chwast, 1968) was revived as Loose Caboose NF (2007). Edwin Sisty's upright curly semiscript Belcanto (1970s, Photolettering) was revived in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Glissando NF. F.W. Kleukens' Kleukens Antiqua (1910) was digitized by Nick as Kleukens Antiqua NF (2007). Holo Fernes NF (2007) is based on Christian Heinrich Kleukens' Judith Type (1923), a hookish hell-inspired face. Pudgy Puss (2007) is an ultra-fat modern display type based on Fat Face (Herb Lubalin, Tom Carnase). Omaha Bazoo (2007) is patterned after Viola Flare, issued by Franklin Photolettering in the 1970s. Lateral Incised NF (2007) is an engraved old style typeface originally released in 1929 as Gravure by the London foundry of C. W. Shortt. Tall Scrawl NF (2007) is an original Curtis hand-printed font. Alfred Riedel's Domino (Ludwig&Mayer, 1954) was revived as Idle Fancy NF (2007). Boxcar Willie NF (2007) is a quaint curly face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2008
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2008, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dave West's Nickelodeon was revived by Curtis as Lily Hilo NF (2008). Funky Rundkopf NF (2008) is an adaptation of an LED simulation font of Ray Larabie, called Dignity of Labour. Daffadowndilly NF (2007-2008) is based on art work by Alf Becker from the 1940s. Babes In Toyland NF (2008) has some of the Rennie Mackintosh charm and is based on "Sheet music for Babes in Toyland, USA, 1903". Anagram Shadow NF (2008) is based on handlettering from a 1928 poster for a steamship line by renowned British artist Austin Cooper. Kandinsky NF (2008) is based on shapes found on Kandinsky's painting Succession (1935). An experimental typeface by Jeremy Pettis, illustrating the concept of kangaroo, inspired Pal Joey NF (2008). One of René Knip's experiments, a unicase typeface with an Arabic feel, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Turban Hey NF (2008). Calamity Jane (2008) is a stylish Edwardian script based on a 1930s logotype for the Theatre Moderne in Paris. Orion Radio NF (2008) is a 1930s style display typeface on an African theme. Quinceanera NF (2008) is a a new take on an old dry-transfer standard from the 70s named Barrio. Jobber Wacky NF (2008) is a bouncy handlettering font based on designs of Alan Denney found on greeting cards in the 1950s and 1960s. Franciscan Caps (2008) is based on a 1932 typeface by Frederic Goudy called Franciscan. Morning Glory (2008) is a simple display typeface that goes back to the Cleveland Type Foundry, 1893. Tickety Boo (2008) is a take on Goudy Fancy (or: Goudy Black Elongated Swash). Yo Quiero Taquitos uses letters taken from Rotalución Decorativa (Barcelona, 1940s), Disco 79 (2008, multiline), Eclectic Crumpany (2008, multiline monocase neon or paperclip typeface based on The Electric Company TV Show), Fire Down Below (2008, block gothic), Joufflou NF (2008, very fat), Bala Cynwyd NF (2001) is an Arts&Crafts style poster typeface inspired by lettering of Dard Hunter. Csiszarz Latein NF (2008) recreates an old typeface (ca. 1910) of J.V. Csiszarz. Owah Tagu Siam NF (2008) is a faux Thai font. Langoustine Rouge NF (2008) is based on Dan Solo's Sorbonne. Cecil Wade again provided inspiration for Bloc Party NF (2008). My Little Eye NF (2008) is an elegant piano key font. Roundabout NF (2008) is rounded octagonal. Neubank NF (2008) is Nick Curtis's take on Bank Gothic. Warp Three NF (2008) is a Bank Gothic-style family with an uppercase as in Agency Gothic (1932-1933, Morris Fuller Benton) and a lowercase from Square Gothic (1888, James Conner). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2009
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2009, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Society Page NF (semi-script based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement, 1916), Glyphix One NF (dingbats), Glyphix Two NF (dingbats), Velveteen Round NF (based on Vellvé's only font, 1971), Steno Stout NF (the venerable Underwood Victoria typewriter on steroids), Diosa Rubia NF (condensed headline face), Mono Amono NF (octagonal), Turista Flaca NF (based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Tourist Extra Condensed), Boop Boop NF (based on handlettering found on Hallmark Studio Cards of the 1950s), Samosata NF (based on Bernhard Gothic), Waddem Choo NF (based on Tschichold's Transito from 1931), Jane Plain NF (architectural blueprint style), Hacky Sack NF (a zany typeface based on Ross F. George's Stunt Roman), Free Holeys NF (after the 1972 Letraset font Beans by Dieter Zembsch), Kingstown NF (semiscript), Kudos Kaps NF (2006: five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, an engraved set; they are based on typefaces from Ludwig&Mayer), Melvin Eustace NF (handlettered), Weekly Bazaar NF (based on Harpers by the Central Type Foundry), Really Big Shoe NF (after a Cleveland Type Foundry typeface called Oxford), Bellwether Antique NF (after a 1913 typeface by Georg Belwe), Garmisch Rund NF (inspired by Rundgotisch, Emil Rudolf Weiss, 1937), Whitefriars NF (based on a font from the Blackfriars Type Foundry in London), Society Page NF (a curly serif typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917), USA Resolute NF (a unicase headline typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Eagle, ATF, 1934), Saturday Morning Toast (2001, based on the logotype font of the Saturday Evening Post from the 1920s), Examiner NF (based on Dwiggins' Metro from the 1930s). Hans Lijklema's Free Font Index has a CD which contains AirstreamNF-Italic, CalamityJaneNF-Bold, CalamityJaneNF, DaddyLonglegsNF, HamburgerHeavenNF, HeavyTrippNF, HutSutRalstonNF (2001), OrionRadioNF, ParkLaneNF, PhattPhreddyNF, RhumbaScriptNF (a silent movie font), Riot Squad NF (2000, after Otto Heim). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2010
Typefaces made in 2010: Conners Corners NF (2010: gleaned from the 1888 specimen books of James Conner's Sons United States Type Foundry), Tumbling Dice NF and Banner Year NF (both were done after scroll typefaces featured in the 1869 MacKellar Smiths and Jordan specimen book), Standing Room Only NF (after Broadway, designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1928, originally named Broadway Poster), Proud Mary NF (a plump typeface based on Joseph Churchward's Marianna), Slapsie Maxi NF (based on a Carl Holmes alphabet found in Holmes's ABC of Lettering), Umbriago NF (trying to do a Cooper Black Swash Italic), Picaro NF (based on Harlequin), Palo Pinto NF (based on Pacella Vega Extended 10, a 1960s typeface by Vincent Pacella), Cartella NF (a 3d beveled shadow typeface based on a Morris Fuller Benton 1934 offering for American Type Founders called Poster Gothic), Pracht Antiqua NF (a faithful rendering of the cuddly headline script typeface Pracht Antiqua Schmallfett, which was designed by Carl Pracht for the Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei in 1942), Gitfiddler NF (a futuristic oblique typeface based on the lettering on a package of Gibson guitar strings from the 1950s), Seta Reta NF (after Walter Diethelm's 1965 VGC typeface Arrow), Kleukens Kursiv NF (after Kleukens Scriptura, 1926 by F.W. Kleukens), Kallilu NF (a display face, after George Piscitelle's VGC typeface Thomac from the 1960s), Occidental Tourist NF (an avant-garde sans inspired by Dave West's Futura Casual), Schelter Grotesk NF (after Schelter's Breite Grotesk, 1886), Vuvuzela NF (a casual, almost sign-painted, and nearly African display face), Block Party NF (2008, a 3d face), Cromwell NF (a faithful digitization of Cromwell, 1913, Morris Fuller Benton, ATF), Liguria NF (2010, after a typeface found in a Nebiolo specimen book, ca. 1900), Pony Express NF (2010, after Palmer and Rey's Courier from 1885), Linndale Square NF (a beefed up version of Geometric, 1885, Cleveland Type Foundry---a typewriter style face), Binghamton NF was inspired by the wedge-serifed angular typeface Bingham (Vincent Patella, PLINC). Albert Kapr designed Faust in 1959, so Nick's derived sans typeface is called Kaprice NF. Double D NF (2010, +Fill, +Outline) is a 3d beveled typeface based on Dave Davison's Dimensional from the 1970s. Old Softy NF (2010) is a rounded typeface based on Round Gothic (Keystone Type Foundry, 1884 catalog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2011
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2011, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Jersey City NF (modeled after Times Gothic (1905, ATF)), Petty Despot NF (2011, also modeled after Times Gothic, and possibly renamed from Jersey City NF after Berthold---yes, the same Berthold again---complained about the name Jersey since one of its fonts by Gustav Jaeger was named Jersey. This is my educated guess..., and two thumbs up to Nick for picking the appropriate name Petty Despot NF). Olde Megrat NF is patterned after Antikva Margaret, designed by Zoltán Nagy for VGC in the mid-60s. Herkimer Bunrab NF is an upright scriptish typeface with bunnyears that is based on Hercules (1926, Amsterdam Type foundry). Blackbarry NF (2011) is a faithful revival of Deutsch Black (1966, Barry Deutsch, VGC), a unicase piano key typeface. Bindlestiff NF (2011), which won the 2011 Devroye Memorial Medal for funniest typeface name, revives Schmallfette Binder Style (1959, Joseph Binder, Stempel AG), a squarish tightly set headline face. Decked Out NF (2011) is a fat inline typeface modeled on Dektiv in Homage to the Alphabet. Bazoo Tow NF (2011) is a fun fattish headline typeface that is a faithful reroduction of Basuto (1927, Stanley Baxter for Stephenson Blake). Are You Shaw NF (2011) is an all-caps blackboard bold typeface inspired by Pygmalion, a typeface found in Homage to the Aplhabet. Hoodoo U NF (2011) is a roly-poly romp through the alphabet, based on Jürgen Riebling's irrepressible Mr. Big from the 1970s. Big, bold, bubbly and a little brash, it's a natural choice for happy headlines. The handlettered Mikeys Roman NF (2011) has an uppercase based on the work of Mike Stevens, and a lowercase based on the work of Alf Becker. Outgribe NF (2011) is a rough, raw typeface that is based on the lettering in Ben Shahn's iconic poster protesting the execution of Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. Nellie Kay NF (2011) is a monoline script face, based on an example by Ross F. George. Shaq Attack NF (2011) is a wooden plank style or brushy typeface inspired by an alphabet of Alf R. Becker. Relampago NF (2011) revives Hans Möhring's bilined typeface Elegante Lichte (1928). Squirrely Shirley NF (2011) is a bouncy typeface based on Phoenix (unknown creator) in Schriftatlas. Spread Out NF (2011) is modeled after Ross F. George's Split Caps. Salzburger Plakat NF (2011) is based on an Austrian winter sports festival poster from 1907 by Swiss poster designer Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). Rightly So NF (2011) is a squarish typeface based on Geometric Gothic (1884, Palmer and Rey)---it is hard to imagine that this almost pixelish style was around at that epoch. Kenotaph NF (2011) is a condensed headline slab serif modeled after Stymie Obelisk (1930s, Morris Fuller Benton). Vasari NF (2011) is based on Ancient Gothic (1891, William W. Jackson, Keystone Type Foundry). Moslem (Boston Type Foundry) was revived as Suffiya NF (2011). Looky Cookie NF (2011) has eyes placed on the glyphs. Iago NF (2011) is a powerful headline sans inspired by two ATF typefaces from the 1880s, Othello and ATF Black Caps. Big Bag NF (2011) is called an industrial-strength titling face by Nick Curtis---it has design elements of Hans Eduard Meier's Syntax Antiqua. Highpoint Gothic NF (after Morris Fuller Benton's 1932-1935 typeface Raleigh Gothic Condensed). Fernburner NF is an all caps shadow face, modeled after Hans Bohn's 1929 typeface Orplid. Planscribe NF is based on types used by the Leroy Automatic Lettering Machine, a tool for architects. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
German graphic designer and photographer. His free fonts, all dated 2008: Reclaim (grunge), Space Pez (2008, dot matrix, almost kitchen type), Starry Stitch (stitching font), L-MEN-RAVE-IT (handwriting), Neon (Neon sign font; also reminds me of the logo of the Neon car), Reclaim (stencil), Urban Brush (2008), Urban Rubber, Urban Sketch, Stahlbetontraeger-College (athletic lettering), Stahlbetontrger-Compressed, Stahlbetontrger-Outline, Stahlbetontrger-Stripes (all inspired by Patric Schwarz's original Stahlbeton), Urban-Sketch, Urban-Constructed.
At FontStruct, he made the pixel typeface SPACE PEZ (2008).
Fonts from 2009: Defatted Milk (condensed sans).
Nima Type (or: Nima Visual)
Andres Moreno Walter (Nimo Visual, Bogota, Colombia) started out by creating free typefaces. In 2018, Nima went commercial, via this site.
Nima Visual created the free monoline avant-garde geometric sans typeface Time Burner (2012), the thin modular typeface Trench (2013), the counterless Diskopia (2013), the display typeface Breve SC (2014), and the sci-fi typefaces Moonhouse (2013), Breve SC (2014), Krunch (2014), Quango (2015, a free organic font), Superfruit (2015: a grocery store font), Worm Box (2015, squarish and techno), Monopoly (2015: a clean sans), Neonclipper (2016: a free neon light font family), Quesha (2016), and Clearlight (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Quesha, Autobus (modular). One free weight.
Typefaces from 2018: Monopoly Inline, Pauraque Serif Rough.
Typefaces from 2021: Balinera (a condensed poster typeface), Kubots (blocky, octagonal).
Or Sgt. Nirmana. Denpasar, Bali-based designer (b. 1989) of the script typefaces Classy Beautiful (2018), Ballistick (2018), Britson (2018) and Absolute Neon Script (2018), the brush typefaces Raskhal (2018), Marker Brush (2018), Raskhal (2018) and Khalif Irsyad (2018), Halowen (sic) (2018), Corona (2018: Victorian), and Neon Absolute (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Sharoe (brush), Loveyou (script), Club Style (a fat finger font), Halentine (script), The Absolute, The Absolute Brush, The Prestige Signature, Helowen Monsta, Naibacarte, Jabetta, Antreh (a brush font), Mellurack, Laryo (script), Jokowi Prabowo, Ralisto (signature script), Urban Retro, Brashio, Diary Kidies, Bakusho (a dry brush typeface), Bigarus (a rough brush type), Summer Kidoza (a marker pen font), Rikabrush, Sabrva (free; hyper-ornamental, Victorian), Retroholic, Yavato (a great all caps dry brush), David Elika (brush type), Fatye (signature script), Hesrat (rough brush font), Angel Bilsh (a curly vampire font), Artistik (a painter's font), Brushot, Retro Type (post-psychedelic), Angel Brish, The Rustic (or Rusteak).
Typefaces from 2020: Retro Signature, Summer Magic, Lovely Girl, Gatkins (a signature script), Shettricka, Star Light, Rustgia (script), Kallisha, Gilas (wild calligraphy), Belagia (a sweeping script), Gelathy (script), Bentho (wild calligraphy), Playfull, Ramadhan (Arabic emulation font), Craft Holic, Awesome Brush, Blooms, Crafter, Hiromi (calligraphic), Sketchy.
Red Lion, PA-based designer of a free set of vector format icons called Softee Icons (2013), and the commercial typefaces Avante (2014), Reeler (2014, with Mans Grebäck at Aring Type), Willow (2014, multiline neon tube font), Koil (2014), Nello (2014), Wear (2014), Chili (2014), Oil Field (2014, rounded sans), Stout (2014), Ale (2014), Indie (2014, outlined face), and Ale Pro (2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Urethane, Hijinx (rounded handcrafted sans caps typefaces), Mortyr Black (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2016 in his Tradesman series include Driver, Goblet (blackletter), Gallows (blackboard bold), Deere and Cordial. Together with Mans Grebäck at Aring Type, he designed the calligraphic typeface Melay Script (2016). Still in 2016, he designed the all caps sans typefaces Himalayan (pixelish), Makers Sans, Ale Ligs, Driver, Ranchero (modular), Golden Nugget, Frank, Frankie, Franklin and Graver, the rounded poster typefaces Creature, Cordial and Mill Smith, the connected script typeface Vivien, and the blackletter typeface Sandoval.
Typefaces from 2017: Starlite, Slab Sans, Slab Sans Stencil, Ironire (occult blackletter), Charter Sans, Blueberry Script (with Mans Grebäck), Dockhouse (rounded all caps sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Misty Forest (pixel font), Roses (8-bit pixel font).
He created Avanth (2012), a modular experimental typeface that is very useful for logos and titles.
In 2016, he made the custom prismatic typeface Happy Ending, and 36 days of Type (decorative caps). They also published the layered multiline retail typeface family eNeon (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Kick Off (based on sports graphics from the 1970s).
Typefaces from 2029: Inndam (modular).
Typefaces from 2020: Locker Numerals,
Ukrainian graphic and type designer who lives in Kiev. Behance link. His typefaces include Bricks N Laces (2009), a wonderful art deco typeface for "jazzy type compositions". His other work is equally experimental, and includes Black Neon, Numberfreak Sans and Numberfreak Serif (all letters are made up from number glyphs). [Google] [More] ⦿
Viennese type designer (aka olewood), illustrator and graphic designer who cooperates at Typisch Beton. Behance link. Designer of Elevador (2010, a tall condensed sans face). He is working on the neon sign typeface Pharmacia Head (2011). Announcement. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts designed by talented Swedish designer Franko Luin (born in Trieste, Italy in 1941, to Slovenian parents). Luin immigrated to Sweden in 1961. After studying at the Grafiska Institutet during the 1960s, Franko Luin spent two decades as a print designer for Ericsson before becoming independent. In the 1990s he was involved in multimedia and typeface design. In 1996, he founded his own typographic studio, Omnibus Typografi. At some point, he led a course in Web Typography at the Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm. Franko Luin passed away on September 15, 2005, in Tyresö, Sweden. Autobiography. Obituary by Dan Reynolds. Linotype pages on Luin.
His typefaces, all at Linotype:
On The Spot Studio
Kentucky-based designer of great script, poster and hand-drawn typefaces that are sold via Creative Market. Typefaces from 2014 include Violet Simple, Bren, Keke, Starburst, Stilt, Hadley Script, Gracyn, Heather Small Caps, Eloise, Porter, Milly, Sweetheart, Angelika, Elliot, Praline, Joplin, Rachel, Briar Rose, Emerson, Stanley, Sarah Jane, Alice, Waterbrush, Gypsy, London, Wonderland, Willow, Fink, Bluegrass, Amy Regular & Expanded, Canteen, Oliver, Oliver Light, Oliver Extra Light, Yard Sale, Carry On, Adventure, Loxley, Everly, Werd, Trudy, Farmers Market, Ashlyn, Laurel, Free Spirit, Swan, Layla, Luck - Serif & Sans Serif, Savanna, Indigo, Jaden, Ella.
In 2013, she made Kinley, Turner, Winter, Phoebe, Rae, Kris, Tris, Whit, Emma, Jenna, Blake, Jessy, Aubrey, Juliet, Piper, Harper, Caroline, Wren, Adam Serif Font, Nora, Arwen, Emelie, Elizabeth, Eden, Lena, Aria, Sawyer, CeCe, Patsy, Jasmine, Stella, Coop, BREE, Lu, Honeysuckle, Iris, Tea Party, Paper Doll, Dewdrops, Peach Cobbler, Lucy Mixed Caps, Berry, Becca, Annabelle, Quirked.
Typefaces from 2015: Juniper, Girl Friday, Reba, Pigment (brush script), Satellite, Della (calligraphic inky script), Janney, Mia, Heidi, Dreamcatcher (watercolor brush), Wallflower, Kharisma (watercolor brush script), Cracker Jack, Brownie Pie, Cricket, Young Blood, Lorelei, Sylvia Script, Kellie, Kale, Hayden.
Typefaces from 2016: Watermelon Smile, Bachelor Pad, Olive Beret, Dallon, Rodgers, Bursta Brush, Sydalee, Nadia Script, Buckley, Serya, Imogen (Treefrog style), Girlfriend, Bittersweet, Harley Q, Ophelia, Colleen, Delilah, Freddy, Rowan, Snowcone.
Typefaces from 2017: Kinlie, Oaker, Rippely, Calliah, Novala, Silver Fox, Lolabelle, Chocolate Milk, Girl Child, Brekkie, McGee, Mazamanian, Rawwr Dinosaur, Mickelmas, Renley, Surly Teen, Nickely, Zesty Orange, Chandler Print, Rigby, Jackapple, Meraki, Eggcup, Weatherd Sweater, Lucille Rose, Birkland, Flamingo Gold, August June, Willow Market, Endless Summer, Sycophantic, Croquet Bay, Jacobie, Florrie, Quickfly, Wild Onion, Korinn, Starlite Motel (neon style), Snicket (beatnik style), Strawberry Wine (brush script), Desmond, Camisado, Gator (children's book font), Schuyler Script, Northern Downpour, Pixles (script), Carafe, Eleanor Bosch (signature script), Peony Hearts, Unicorn Letters, Bantam, Broklyn (sic), Paxton Print, Zesty Orange, Becca, Annabelle, Sweet Caroline, Faraway, Celestia, Bohemia (creamy script), Limony, Esperance, Bigtime, Blink Script, Wicket, Begrime Light, Verve Distressed, Slapdash, Carafe, Freya.
Typefaces from 2018: Shelbyville, Sushannah (monoline script), Awsten, Sherman, Custard Pie, Wyfais Script, Cuyler, Harrow, Sienna Blue, Gallie Girl, Marisol, Crinkle, Alley, Milk Tea, Sunshine Riptide, Stupid Cupid, Blackheart. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2015, surrealist illustrator Otto Lerma (Machaca Corp, Monterrey, Mexico) designed the modular circle-based typeface Mex76, which pays tribute to the Olympic Games of 1976. He also created the free communist propaganda font Propaganda Black (2014, Latin and Cyrillic). Other typefaces include Lithium (2016, a neon font), Puro Chile (2015, spurred), Cucha (2015), Clove (2015, Asian style emulation), Bitter (2015), the free font Guapinsky (2015), the free handcrafted typeface Kiddo Soup (2015), La Dominguera (2015, upright rounded script), and Ombligo (2015, rounded decorative sans).
Pablo A. Medina
Indonesian designer (b. 1989) of the signature font Fuzzybrand (2019), the sports font Football Attack (2019), the neon / paperclip font Neoncity (2019), the upright monoline script Angelia (2019), the script typeface Mysterio (2019), and the fat finger fonts Smile Day (2019) and Roar (2019).
Type designer at Canada Type. Wikipedia tells us that Patrick Griffin had been locked away in a mental institution by Carter and Barbara, after he walked in on his mother performing oral sex on Jackie Gleason. He had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital, where he came to the conclusion that Gleason was evil because he was fat, leading him to hate fat people. However, that is a different Patrick Griffin. The real Patrick Griffin, a graduate of York University, lives and works in Toronto, where he founded Canada Type and made it the most successful Canadian type foundry. His work is summarized in this 2009 interview by MyFonts. It includes lots of custom work for banks, TV stations, and companies/groups like New York Times, Pixar, Jacquin's, University of Toronto, and the Montreal Airport. His retail fonts include the following.
Super-talented Montreal-based illustrator and digital artist. Home page. He created several modular typefaces in 2011.
In 2012, he created Muse, Gotham Streets (a prismatic typeface), Slinky, Stencil, Tulipe (counterless), Bad Billy (multilined, art deco), The Great Carnival (beveled caps), Web Font (prismatic), Jump Jump Font (octagonal), Fashion (a horizontally striped typeface), OK (prismatic), The Aviator (horizontally striped poster face), La Bonne Aventure (prismatic and slightly art deco), the rope-themed typeface Noeud Marin, the shaded boat name typeface Bleu Marine, the multiline caps typeface Origami, the moustache-inspired caps typeface Mous Type (ornamental moustache-shaped capitals), the multilined display typeface Empire, the hand-drawn Une Typo Faite A La Main, and the prismatic typeface Anabelypster. After a bout of salmonella, he created Intestino, still in 2012. In Motion (2012) is an awesome prismatic art deco typeface.
Creations in 2013: Shapes (geometric font), Gold Deco, Dentelle, Twist, Sleek (a thin slab serif), Say Say Say (multiline, prismatic, hypnotic), Metrick (a gridded typeface), Film Noir (an overlay type system), Tam Tam, Diner (a striped all caps typeface), Spot Light Font (prismatic), Flora, Bright Diamond, Incandescent, XVII (multilined display face), Konga (a multiline script), Shiny Diamond, Splash (paint font), Chicago (prismatic neon tube face), Taxi (a wonderful multiline typeface), Papale (religious symbology alphabet made to mock the papal system), Empreinte (pure op-art), Broken Arrow Font (multiline caps face), Liquid Paper Font, Sunset (prismatic), Boogie (Broadway-style art deco family), New Art Deco (prismatic art deco face), Poule de Luxe, Burnout (a prismatic typeface), Marble Maze Font, M Gagnon (ornamental caps influenced by the design work of Denis Gagnon).
Typefaces made in 2014: Moiré, Decora, Magnetic, Noise (TV noise emulation), Yes (multilined font), Broderie (braided letters), SAS (multilined), Full House, Heart Font (prismatic), 1976 (inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal), Gold (prismatic art deco typeface), Lace, Bike.
Typefaces from 2015: Detour, Allie X, Grad Font, Duct Tape, Mint Julep (bilined art deco beauty), Hourglass, Stuntman (prismatic), La Dame de Coeur (playing card font), Fog.
Typefaces from 2016: Road Free (a free prismatic font), Solitaire (card font), Joliette, Denis (named after Montreal's mayor, Denis Coderre), Montreal (a prismatic typeface based on the logo of the city of Montreal), Cherry Cola Font, Bro & Co (multilined art deco beauty), Macramee (multilined).
Typefaces from 2017: The Simple Font (sans), Le Cabinet (multilined neo deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Atrium (a sublime multiline art deco beauty), Pride (a color font to support the LGBT community).
Typefaces from 2019: Columbarium (a beveled typeface), The Invisible Font, The Usual Font, Recettes d'Ici (handcrafted style for menu design), Vinyl (multiline), Gasoline (a gasoline spill textured font), Reflet, Mint Soda (a fashion mag extravaganza), Glamarrr (a sailor or pirate font).
Typefaces from 2020: Siren (a wonderful mermaid-themed initial caps font, half Engravers MT and half mermaid), Homa (decorative caps), Luna (blocky caps), Chicken Bone, Happier (an all caps 3d color font), Dollara (a polygonal typeface), Stay Home, Mundo Disko (prismatic).
Typefaces from 2021: Deliria, The National Bank Open font (created for a tennis tournament).
Wroclaw, Poland-based design group consisting of Maciej Kodzis, Grzegorz Owczarek, Ewa (Dominika) Sadowska, Marta Moskwa, and Michal Pawlowski. Together, they designed the free typeface family Pischinger (2016), which consists of PischingerFraktur-Basic, PischingerFraktur-InlineGlow, PischingerFraktur-NeonInline, PischingerFraktur-NeonOutline, PischingerFraktur-OutlineNeon, PischingerGrotesk-Basic, PischingerGrotesk-Fontex, PischingerGrotesk-Fontpol, PischingerGrotesk-InlineGlow, PischingerGrotesk-NeonInline, PischingerGrotesk-NeonOutline, PischingerGrotesk-OutlineGlow, and PischingerGrotesk-Shadow. Designed for Katowice City, the project was supervised by Verena Gerlach.
Fine Arts graduate from UCLM (University of Castilla-La Mancha) in Spain, who works as a graphic designer in Cuenca, where he set up the Pisto Casero commercial type foundry in 2013, after a period of free font production. He worked at DO2 Magazine. Gilberto Moya Perona is the designer of most fonts at Pisto Casero, which in 2014 was based in Brno, Czechia.
Typefaces from 2011: Paper Cube (3d, outlined), the ink spill typeface Sopa de Letras, the fat counterless typeface Minimal, the outline typeface I Am Online With U, the 3d hand-printed outline typeface Indietronica, the stencil pixel typeface Stencil 8Bit, Wet Arial (a beautifully executed type treatment face), and the 3d pixel typeface Chip Tunes.
Typefaces from 2012: Awakened, Corrupted Democrazy (grungy), Czech Tales (a beautiful curly typeface inspired by traditional Czech fairytales), Neon Serif (multilined, prismatic), Democrazy (sans and serif with very tall ascenders).
Typefaces from 2014: I Am Online With You (a connected outline font family).
Typefaces from 2015: Santanelli (an all caps rounded hipster display typeface).
Alexey Popov, or Alex Pop for short (Popskraft Lab, Buchardo, Argentina, and now New York City) designed the children's book / cartoon font family Beebzz and the comic book typeface Beaverist in 2016. In 2013, he created the techno typeface Technozis. In 2017, he published the layered font 3D Bulb Lamp, the beveled typeface Legend, the (great!) neon font Nightlife, the Warm Lamp alphabet, the colorful children's book font Happy Kids, and the art deco sans typeface Artnoova.
In 2018, he designed the spurless sans Alterhard and the plump script font AlPuzato.
In 2019, he published the wide display sans typeface AlterGlam and Beebzz Rounded.
Typefaes from 2021: Arbus (a 9-style informal supermarket sans), Revolancer (letters turned ninety degrees; followed in 2022 by the 9-style display sans Revolancer ProBeaverist (a 9-style monolinear vernacular marker pen font), Exelancer (a 10-style futuristic typeface), Alterhard (a 9-style gaspipe sans) (a 9-style condensed spurless sans with large x-height, started in 2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Podgorica, Montenegro-based creator of the free Neon Alphabet (2015) and the free elegant Latin / Cyrillic typeface simply called Cyrillic (2017). Behance link. Behance link for Dusan Tomic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Moroccan type designer. His typefaces from 2021: Neon LED V2, Fansthome (a fine upright rabbit-eared calligraphic script), Floukista (a 6-style sans), Chorasign (script), Koolvexa (a 4-style display serif looking for its own identity), Basta Sweet, Love Heart Script (a scrapbook script), Bakiya (a brush script), Neon Love, and Riwayat (a bold brush script).
Typefaces from 2022: Migontama (a stylish serif), Lostgun Plus (a fashion mag typeface), Metablue (a 16-style geometric sans), Lostgun (a display serif with many ligatures), Sofimaria (a display sans in six styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Q-BO is the foundry of Carlos Daniel Matteoli, a type designer from Santiago del Estero, Argentina, b. 1980.
Old URL. His typefaces, both free and commercial, often have a sci-fi or industrial component:
Aussie company which is into graphic design and branding. They created a number of typefaces such as NAB (for National Australia Bank), Neuglow (neon light face), titling typefaces for Artichoke Magazine, Noise (2005, a pixel typeface for the Noise festival), various typefaces for Riot Magazine (ca. 2006), MTV Tapedeck Bold (2008), MTV Fan vs Band (2009, counterless, techno), Streetmuse (2009), Neon (or Consort) (2009, octagonal, counterless techno), MADC Annual (2009, metal band face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Raihan Nizar (b. 1977) is the Indonesian FontStructor who made Cubos (2011, squarish and geometric), Pixelized Handwriting (2011), Lost in Future (2011, sci-fi face), Valdero (2011), Simplicity (2011, kitchen tile face), Bold Type (2011, octagonal), Fat Cribbo (2011, gridded), Block Out (2011, in the style of the commercial typeface Pincoya), Smooth (kitchen tile face), Quadro, Minimal (geometric, gridded, almost a kitchen tile face), Zkratchy (scratchy face), Retro Mania (almost a Western face), Techno Light, Blockz, Box Building (3d outline face), Metropol (outline techno face), Space Adventure, Electric City, Cubix, Revolution, Pixel, High Volume, and Letters In The Blocks in 2011. Many of these typefaces are pixelish.
Typefaces from 2012: Dequatrion (fat stencil face), Konnekto (electrical circuit font), Devoltas, Forsid (cubist painting font), Etnis (squarish), Electro (counterless and octagonal), Mr. Ken (very fat face), Squadlest (squarish), Neonize (dot matrix face), Simplicity (kitchen tile face), Sound System (squarish), High Volume, Bajaj Sans (gaspipe sans), Bulat (fat counterless typeface), Elektro (blocky, counterless), Elektro Forest, The Slabbers (Egyptian), Kotakisme (counterless and geometric), Bhekhathe (thin geometric typeface), Insomnia, Siliko (metal band logo font), Motakku (labyrinthine, op-art).
Ratzlaff Type (was: Typa)
Typa and Ratzlaff Type (est. 2019) are Brazilian type foundries started by two design students, Leonardo Ratzlaff and Gabriel Ratzlaff. Based in Sapriranga and/or Novo Hamburgo in the south of Brazil, their fonts were originally free, but became later commercial. Together they designed Bends (2018: a monoline sans), Berlin, Coliseum (a linearly modulated display type), Pamplona, and Vienna (a cursive typeface).
In 2019, Leonardo and Gabriel Ratzlaff co-designed the neon font Late At Night. In 2020, they designed the upright notepad script font November Notes and New Ways (a 4-style monolinear elliptical sans).
Parisian graphic designer and motion type artist, currently based in London. o-founded the Motion Design Studio Panoply in 2015 where he worked for Nike, Louis Vuitton and others. Home page. Creator of the typefaces Trinity (2008, 3d experiment) and Golden Moods (2008, bi-line, serif).
In 2018, he published Varsity (a variable font), and the motor sports sans typeface Force, and the free sans typeface Reno Mono.
His fonts are available from ITC, Bitstream and Elsner&Flake (such as Pioneer No2 EF).
Runes & Fonts (or: My Handwritings)
Kazincbarcika, Hungary-based type designer Roland Hüse (b. 1980) sells his fonts through My Handwritings (Kazincbarcika, Hungary), which was renamed Runes&Fonts. His first font is Zuider Postduif (2012, an informal type family). Florida Shark (2012) is a free Death Metal or tattoo version of one of his commercial fonts. Tamiami (2012) is a headline typeface. Granny's Handwriting (2012), Script Demolition (2012), Sharon Lipschutz's Handwriting (2012), Isa Por Es Homou (2012) and Kinga's Handwriting (2012) are hand-printed typefaces. Napping Cat (2012) and Cubic Sub (2012) are angularly designed, while Mgla (2012) is round and plump. Greek Stone (2012) is a squarish Greek simulation face. On The Road (2012) is a textured typeface. Whirly Wood (2012), Hargita (2012, inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Dreamcatcher (2012) and Bee Ridge Vantage (2012: see also Bee Ridge) are grunge typefaces. Individigital (2012, +Black, +Thin) is a techno set of typefaces.
Typefaces from 2013: November Sky (art deco sans), Windy Wood, Cool Weekdays, Yellow Peas Light (clean thin monoline sans; free), Back To The Future 4, Yellow Peas Demo (hairline sans), Yellow Peas Bold, Pagan Winter (bilined), Beer Money (brush face), Poor Weekdays (+Serif), Hun Legion (inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Freehand Roman, Esthajnal (inspired by ancient Hungarian runes), Buffalo Chicken (a connected script), Telihold.
Typefaces from 2014: Sunny Winter (thin script), Sunny Merry Christmas (dingbats), Fox in the snow (connected hand), Dersu Uzala Brush (Asian brush), Good Karma (connected script), Stitch Warrior, Chickpeas, Jaspers Handwriting, Margarita in August, Wheatland, Slim Extreme (a gorgeous geometric hairline sans), Sparkler (a clean geometric sans), Factory Worker, Brushido (Japanese simulation font), Mojito in June, Mesa Grande, Altering The Future, Black Olives (thin calligraphic script), Hangyaboly (comic book font), Fecske (Peignotian sans), Windy Rain, Rainy Wind (calligraphic script), Comic Roman, Wizard of the Moon, Urban Stone (grunge version of Urban Tour), Urban Tour (avant garde sans), Wacky Sushi (hiragana emulation), Constrocktion (multilined typeface).
Typefaces from 2015: She Always Walk Alone (handcrafted), Transatlantic Cruise (an outline script), Csemege (upright connected script), Milano Traffic (sketched typeface), Undergrunge Tornado (a great brush font, +Cyrillic, +Hiragana, +Katakana), Dirt Road, Kikelet, Kikelet Brush, Have A Great Day (rough brush script), Sorsod Borsod, City Birds (script), Loonaria, Texas Grunge (brush script), Solaria (minimalist techno), Biloxi Script, Chicken Fried Steak, Texas Grunge (brush face), Sharky Spot, Autumn Chant (connected script).
Typefaces from 2016: Tribal Case (decorative caps), Shopping Script, Biloxi Calligraphy, Tribal Case (tattoo font), Ting Tang, Alaska Script, Take It Easy (fat finger font), Mi Amor (wide monoline handwriting), Spring Script, Fox in the Snow (connected school script), Kazincbarcika Script (a gorgeous calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2018: Christmas Wish Calligraphy, Christmas Wish Monoline, Chicago Moonshine (art deco), Poker in October (a layered color typeface), Personalitype (connected monoline script), Yellow Peas (sans), The Laughing Wolf (script), Italian Breakfast, Saturday Champagne, Teach (by Moataz Ahmed), Long Night (signature script), Relapse (rough brush script), Just Be (brush script), Air in Space (stencil), Beach Script, Interconnected, Beaumaris (slab serif).
Typefaces from 2019: Christmas Wish (calligraphic script), Brachetto (a formal calligraphic typeface developed together with lettering artist Leah Chong), Mulled Wine Season, Colder Weather (spurred), Unlocking Your Dreams (brush script), Gold Under The Mud (a fine scratchy brush script), The Mumbai Sticker (script).
Typefaces from 2020: Delugional, Roberts Script, Alone Together Script (a swashy tattoo script), Shopping Script (a signature font), Shape Variable Script (a variable script font that can be programmedi to react to music), Jam Session (blackboard bold), Un Jour Merveilleux (a script), Stars + Love.
Typefaces from 2021: Long Story Short (a monolinear signature script), The Racoon Quest (a condensed all caps typeface), Delugional (Greek emulation), Neon Love (a monolinear neon sign script font released at Schriftlabor).
Rvq Type Foundry (was: Hey Bing Type Foundry)
Bing F. Aldiansyah (Hey Bing Type Foundry or Heybing Supply Co, Bandung, Indonesia; b. 1988, Bandung) designed the sans titling typeface Confession (2015, +Serif), the retro brush script Anastasia (2015), the brush signage script Northshire Script (2015, with ink splatters), Glorious Sunday (2015, brush script), Hepburns Type (2015), the retro font Violina (2015), the blackletter typeface The Mariam Story (2015), the pure Victoriana fonts Burton Slab (2015, Tuscan) and Briliants (2015), Hours (2015), the poster typeface Brawls (2015), the Victorian typefaces Dacota (2015, a great layered vintage circus font, with dingbats) and Aseina (2015), the brush scripts Washington (2015) and Hazelnut (2015), the Victorian typefaces Hours (2015) and Warden (2015), the spurred Victorian typefaces Riotic (2015) and Harsh (2015), and the vampire type Furach (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Monolith, Ashtone (signage script), Black Vision (Victorian), The Minier, Bellarious, The Sectione Bright Script (heavy brush), Capricorn (decorative blackletter), Blings (signage type), Weinston (vintage signage typeface), Weinston Sans, Hours, Quinte, Monttier Script, Shine (signage script), Holywants (brush script), Choconut.
Typefaces from 2017: Skylight Graffiti, The Wednesday (swashy blackletter), Java Heritages (a fine layered vintage signage typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Amstrong (tattoo or black metal blackletter),
Typefaces from 2019: Hustle Times (a neon font), Giver (dry brush), Hunting Season (brush script), California (a swashy blackletter).
Typefaces from 2021: Diamond History (a graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2021: Northen (a horror font), Nightmare Gothic.
Creator of the scratchy hand Saji Johnny Kundukulam (2010), Wall Painting (2012, mosaic tile face), New York (2012, neon look face), Soak (2011-2012, a textured face), Revolution (2012, a grotesk headline typeface), Revolution II (2012), Builder (2011, pixel face), Cheese Pizza (2011, a caps typeface with runny joints), Bark (2011, texture face), Radar (2011, roundish face), Richmond (2011, dadaist), Ginger 2971 (2011, grungy), Saint (2011), Who Am I (2011, grungy), Dam (2012, an organic caps face), Mercury (2012, liquid look face), Muddy Tyres (2012), Dodge (2011), Moulded Saji (2011), Nibiru (2011, grunge), ECG Saji (2010), DRAGONFLY Saji (2011, Treefrog-style face), Trash (2011, grunhge), New York (2011, grunge), FACE Saji (2011, scanbats), Save Our Souls Saji (2011), Truck Driver (2011), Dragon (2011, grunge), and Wired Saji (2010).
Santi Vilagran Casanovas
During her studies at the German University in Cairo, Egypt, Sarah Ihab El Tahtawi designed the Arabic typeface Demaa (2014) and the Latin paperclip / neon tube typeface Tineous (2014). At FontStruct, she experimented with modular typeface design. These typefaces include the circle-based Shielo (2014), Shiet (2014, an octagonal / origami typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sehat Co (or: Duasatu)
In 2016, he created these typefaces: Thillends (2016, a thick brush script by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Hastadaya (a brush script co-designed with Hamam Jauhari at Wakacsara), Anthares, Aerokids Script, Marsmello (monoline fifties script), Sandat (connected script), Aduhay (calligraphic), Corder.
Before that, he designed Realitium (2015, spurred Victorian style), Dianjuli (2015), Logawa (2015), Fantai (2015, a great brush poster typeface), Sandat (2015, a painted font), Wanih (2015, a signage script), Hayuk Script (2015), Aduhay (2015), Arisyan Script (2015), Greget (2015, painted type), Solecha (2015, +Rough), and the tall handcrafted typeface Flush (2014).
Typfaces from 2017: The Austten (brush script), Cosmoball (a signage script by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Museum Sonobudoyo (curly Victorian typeface influenced by traditional Javanese patterns).
Typefaces from 2017: Underland (a dry brush script by Aliv Pandu), Santhen (a sign painters font by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Sailoria (by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Baksoda (by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Austten (brush script), Mattcool (by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Cosmoball (a signage script by Aliv Pandu and Hamam Jauhari), Anthares (brush script).
Behance link for Sehat Co. Behance link for Duasatu. Another Behance link. Aka Ahya Agawiss (Pacitan and/or Yogyakarta, Indonesia). Dafont link. Creative Market link for Wacaksara. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Bogota, Colombia, who operates as Ink Sega. Creator of the multilined neon light-inspired art deco typeface PhotoCab (2014).
Malang, Indonesia-based designer of display typefaces, b. 1990. The catalog in 2022 showed these fonts: Neonisans (a neon font), Rafaiza (a swashy calligraphic script), Oulina (a formal script), Ramphal (a rhythmic script), Adara (a curly typeface), Beauty Angelin (an upright script). [Google] [More] ⦿
SignDNA is run by Dave Simpson (Winters, CA). Commercial sign and display fonts, including many scripts, often by Dave Simpson himself. Other designers:
Designer of the SVG dry brush and watercolor font families Amsterdam (2019), Maria Rose (2019), Sky Love (2018), Loving Rose (2018) and Loving Celine (2018), and the thin display typeface Marseille (201).
Typefaces from 2020: Esther (a ligature-rich serif), Seven Neon, Vicky Christina, Amelie (wild calligraphy), Lovers SVG Serif, January Love, Coral Lovers, Charles (a decorative serif), Onyx (a hand-painted SVG font), Skylar, Lovescript, Verona, Amore (script).
Typefaces from 2021: Le Vivre Ensemble (a bold SVG font), Chic Lovers (a watercolor SVG font), Ognes (a display serif), Giorgia (decorative. with hipster elements), Lucky Feelings, Lumiere, Skyline (grungy), Quick (a hand-painted SVG font). [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based creator of the free shaded caps font Airbag (2013), which imitates the successful genre of Trend (Latinotype). Before Breakfast (2013) is a free hand-printed typeface. Packt (2013) started out from watercolor lettering. Distractor (2013) is a tweetware grungy slab serif reminiscent of letterpress---it is partially based on Bevan. In Limbo is a free vernacular typeface. Typefaces from 2014: Type Old Writer, Before Breakfast, Hitchcut (paper cutout inspired by Saul Bass's poster for Hitchcock's movie Vertigo), Separator (octagonal), Dirty Slab (letterpress emulation), Enfold (hand-drawn).
Typefaces from 2015: Neon, Buckley, Buckley Serif, Bold Riley (a handcrafted serif), Balham to Brooklyn (fifties script), Petit Jardin, Gently Script, Troupe (an inline Tuscan typeface), Mr. Blue Sky (an inline typeface), Moorgate (fat brush font), Sunshine, Dogtown (grunge), Gods Own Junkyard (neon sign font, named after Chris Bracey's neon sign store in London), Teardrop (watercolor brush with dripping ink), Western Grit (spurred), In The Wood, Gallow Tree (free brush font), Thirsty Dog (scratchy brush), Dear Prudence.
Typefaces from 2016: Get Lucky, Take Me To The River, Lawless (vintage display typeface), Not My Type (old typewriter font), Roadhouse Blues, Just Like Heaven, Resize, Atomic Dustbin, Mind The Gap (stencil family), Munky (a fun children's book typeface), Hunky Dory (a handcrafted children's book typeface), Little Wonder (brush script), Mister Rooster, Whippin Piccadilly (handcrafted), Bangers & Mash, Mr. Chumley.
Typefaces from 2017: Hunky Dory, Circus Freak, Fake Empire, Gilly Script, Banoffee (a kooky handcrafted typeface), Tuck Shop (a chalk font), Fake Empire (grunge), Mu-Th-Ur (a free octagonal typeface inspired by the film Prometheus).
Typefaces from 2018: Be More Human (for Reebok), Higgs Boson Blues (SVG font), Fierce (dry brush SVG font), Yeah Foil Balloon (color font), Wild Irish Rose (brush script).
Typefaces from 2021: Beautiful Freak, Neon.
Skyline Type Foundry
Metal font foundry in Prescott, AZ (was: Kampsville, IL), est. 2004. Run by Schuyler (Sky) Shipley, b. 1954. Shipley collects, restores and operates antique presses. He has been involved with type and letterpress printing since 1962. Check also T.H. Groves's site.
As of 2010, Skyline's typefaces include Sans Serif Light w. Alts, Egmont Decorative Initials, Park Avenue, McMurtrie Title, Mercury Borders, Bewick Roman, Bradley, Cazxtonian, Cochin, Cooper Ted, Crayonette, Della Robbia, Extended Black, Fournier le Jeune, Glyptic (after Hermann Ihlenburg's Glyptic from 1878), Hadriano Stone-Cut, Ben Franklin Decorative Initials, John Alden Decorative Initials, Massey Two-Color Initials, Iroquois Condensed, Keynote, Lexington, Narciss, Neon, Neuland, Neuland Inline, Othello, Othello Inline, Paramount, Playbill, Sans Serif Light, Sans Serif Light Italic, Schoeffer Old Style, Trocadero, Worrell Uncial. They also have quite a number of ornamental border fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
One money font, "tweeker", plus free fonts boomerang monkey, boomerang monkey deluxe, dilate, earthling, five cents, indian poker, internal, neon-like, number one (dingbat), poodle lover, possum droppings, rathole, reverence, space cowboy, special k, sugar, sugar [dissolve], tweed, and wetalmorker. The designer is Jonathan Keene from Dallas, TX, who created these fonts at the young age of 14.
Dover Press sold Oakland's Dan X. Solo's digitizations. Dan Solo (b. 1928, d. 2012) has collected over 13,000 sets of metal fonts, starting when he was 9 years old and growing up in Oakland, CA. Finally, in 2002, he stopped doing that and began converting all of his fonts to computer type. Solotype, his company, was established in Alameda, CA. He printed 30 books on fonts (with Dover), including The Solotype catalog of 4,147 display typefaces, and created hundreds of fonts. In 2007, Dan Solo retired from the font business. He died in 2012.
Robert Trogman writes: I know Dan X. Solo personally. He ran a typographic studio in Berkeley for over 30 years. He had a large collection of film fonts, including some of my own. He created thousands of fonts and is now retired and is an avocational prestigitator. Copyrights have run out on most of his fonts. He also protected himself by creating pseudonyms on the questionable font names. Stuart Sandler confirms that many of the fonts in Solo's Dover books are in fact from the Filmotype collection, which Stuart is digitizing right now.
Gene Gable writes: Dan Solo of Solotype in Berkeley was experimenting with photo type as early as 1945 and started doing optical special effects in the early '60s. And a number of the larger display-type shops developed their own techniques. But in terms of opening up new markets for display type (and giving designers more control over type setting), Visual Graphics and Letraset lead the way. These companies were proud of, and promoted, the fact that that their products could be used by non-typesetters with little training.
Bio. He wrote about himself: Dan X. Solo The Solotype Archive was begun in 1942 when I was 14. I was a kid printer for several years before that. At 16, after a quick three months of training, I dropped out of school and went to work full time as a radio actor and announcer in San Francisco. (Easy to get jobs in those days, due to the war-induced manpower shortage.) In 1949 and 1950, I created a magic show which played West Coast theatres with some success. After that, back to broadcasting. By 1962, I was completely burned out on radio, so I decided to see if I could make a living with my collection of antique types, which numbered about a thousand fonts at that time. In 1962, I sent out 4,000 catalogs showing the type to ad agencies all over the U.S. The timing was perfect (no thanks to me) because there was developing at that time a renewed interest in the old types. Business took off immediately. The Solotype collection was one of four commercial collections at the time, but I seemed to have been more aggressive in marketing than the other chaps. (Well, Morgan Press certainly knew how to market.) Two years into the business, I began to collect alphabets on paper for conversion to photo lettering, which was just becoming mainstream in the type business. We closed the shop for a month every year and went on a type hunt, mostly in Europe where there didn't seem to be much competition among collectors. Other typographers couldn't understand how we could do this, but I believe it made people appreciate the resource we offered even more. Over the years, the collection became quite large. When I closed Solotype a couple of years ago, I got rid of about half the archive (because the fonts were dull, or already digitized, or for a variety of other reasons) leaving me with about 6,000 fonts on paper or film. In 1974, I began to supply Dover Publications with mechanicals for books of 100 alphabets on a particular theme. I did 30 of these books over the years, and 30 more of printers' ornaments, borders, and so forth. Sometime in the 1990s, Dover asked me to digitize books of 24 fonts each, to be sold with a disk in the back. I did 12 of these. The Dover relationship came to an end when Hayward Cirker, the owner and my special friend, died and the company was sold to another publisher. Dover felt that they had covered the type field thoroughly. Now in my old age, my wife and I have a mindreading act that is great fun and good for the ego. Even so, when not traveling, I digitize type for relaxation and enjoyment, but have made no effort to sell it. Until now.
Solo's wood type/Western/ headline/ Victorian collection includes Acantha, Bindweed, Dime Museum (2004, a French Clarendon revived by ATF in 1933 under the name P.T. Barnum), Egyptian Oldstyle, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Rigney, Assay, Baraboo Banner, Beijing, Brevet (after a Victorian typeface from 1887 by Ernst Lauschke), Brussels, Cathedral, Cleopatra, Cognac, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Diablo, Dutch Treat, Grecian, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Minnesota, Moulin Rouge, Penny Arcade (1992, a Victorian face after an 1890 original called Mural by Boston Type Foundry), Trixie, Valerie, Valjean, and Zorro. Alaska is based on an 1890 design of Marder, Luse and co. Arcade imitates an 1888 design of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Bamboo (oriental simulation face) is based on a 1889 creation of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Behrens Antiqua and Behrens schrift are revival of early 20th century typefaces by Peter Behrens. Eccentric is a digitization of a 1898 arts and crafts typeface by Kingsley/ATF. Hansard is a revival of a display type published in 1887 by MacKellar, Smiths,&Jordan. Pekin is a digitization of a face, first designed by Ernst Lauschke in 1888 and issued by Barnhart Bros.&Spindler foundry in Chicago under the name Dormer, and revived by them in 1923 under the name Pekin. Charles Henry Beeler made a condensed sans serif issued by Mackellar, Smiths&Jordan foundry in 1887: it was digitally revived as Roundhead. Monument is a revival of a 1893 typeface by the Boston Type Foundry, but was also cast at the Central Type Foundry. Vienna Light is a delicate early 1900s type originally created by the German foundry of Schelter&Gieseke. Other designs: Bareback, Campaign (ca. 1970), Cigar Label (1997), Estienne, Farringdon (a western face), Goodfellow (digitization of wood type from 1895 found at Hamilton and probably due to W.H. Page), Harlem Text (blackletter), Houdini (ca. 1992), Memorial, Quadrille 2 (a simplified Tuscan face), Sparticus, Vanities (a Victorian type), Whirligig.
In 2005, MyFonts added Seminary (after a Victorian font from 1885 by Bruce Type Foundry), Margie (formal script based on Marggraff Bold Script by the Dresden foundry vormalig Brüder Butter, 1920s), Fancy Dan, Bamberg (2005, after a condensed wood type from ca. 1850), Fat Face No. 20, French Ionic (quite ugly--based on an 1870 Clarendon derivative by the Cincinnati Type Foundry), Hearst Italic (based on a 1904 typeface by Carl Schraubstadter of the Inland Type Foundry), Hearst Roman (based on a typeface from the Inland Type Foundry allegedly stolen from a hand lettering job done by Goudy, acccording to Goudy himself), Tally Text (early photolettering type of the comic book style), Welcome 1 (based on Van Loey-Nouri's art nouveau typeface from 1900). A list of some digitized fonts:
Images of selected typefaces: Agency Gothic, Alpha Midnight, Alpha Twilight, Anita Lightface (1977), Art Deco Display Alphabets, Ashley Crawford, Ashley Inline, Astur, Bamberg, Banco, Beans, Blackline, Bobo Bold, Braggadocio, Broadway Engraved, Busorama Bold, Busorama Light, Bust, Charger, Checkmate, Colonel Hoople, Corral, Dudley P Narrow, Dynamo, Earth (a futuristic / prismatic typeface revived by nick Curtis in 2015 as Terranova NF), Eclipse, Empire, Ewie, Fat Cat, Fatso, Festival, Futura Black, Futura Inline, Gillies Gothic Bold, Greeting Monotone, Grooviest Gothic, Hess Neobold, Hotline, Huxley Vertical, Inkwell Black, Joanna Solotype, Joyce Black, Koloss, Lampoon, Mania, Mania Contour A, Mania Contour B, Margit, Mindy Highlight, Modernistic, Monograms Stencil, Mossman, Neon, Neuland (+Inline), Phosphor, Piccadilly, Pickfair, Polly, Prismania P, Quote, Rhythm Bold, Shady Deal, Sheet Steel, Sinaloa.
The Solotype Catalog is a file with information on Dan Solo's typefaces, annotated with remarks about name equivalences and digitizations. The original file was due to Thibaudeau, but typophiles on alt.binaries.fonts have added to it in 2010. PDF version. Excel version. Text version. See also here.
Graphic designer in Novi Sad, Serbia, who created the monoline Cyrillic typeface Neonka (2017). Neonka is a contraction of Neon and Azbuka (alphabet in Serbian). In 2018, he designed the all caps Cyriilic typeface Aria. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stephen M. Knouse
Winnipeg, Canada-based designer of these typefaces in or just before 2003: Techno-Industrial (1998), Totaly (2003, neon sign font), Bit Map, Positronic (2003), Aiden (2003, fridge door letters), Forever (2003). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stolat Studio is a Warsaw-based creative agency founded by Michal Janica, Igor Kubik and Ania WielunDska. Irt specializes in branding, communication design, strategy and typography. Type designer Anna Wielunska (b. 1992) is based in Warsaw, and studied at the Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. She created Musso (2016), a remarkable brushy vernacular script typeface that is loaded with alternates to emulate real handwriting. Since about 2010, there has been an explosion of brushy typefaces, but even in this crowded field, Musso stands out. Later in 2016, Ania Wielunska and Mateusz Machalski co-designed the weathered typeface family Gangrena. Her last typeface from 2016 was the connected school script Koszyki, also co-designed with Mateusz Machalski.
In 2016, as part of Warsaw Types, she designed the (free) elegant artsy typeface Lombard, which is loaded with ball terminals and slightly inclined. She writes: Lombard is a combination of an expressive script inspired by traditional Warsaw neon lettering and block letters typical for local craftsmen signage. The design was influenced by the Jubiler neon sign. This combination resulted in a font that is decorative and yet modular.
In 2017, she participated in the Bona project, which set out to revive and extend Andrzej Heidrich's old typeface Bona. Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the revival project. The resulting typeface families were published by and are available from Capitalics. The centerpiece is the warm and wonderful text typeface Bona Nova. It is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski. Google Fonts link for Bona Nova. Github link for Bona Nova.
In 2018, Ania Wielunska designed Lazarus (Regular, Italic, Upright Italic, Fraktur). Dedicated web site. A revival of the New Polish Karakter from 1594 by Jan Januszowski, Jan Kochanowski and Lukasz Gornicki.
Typefaces from 2020: Gangrena (a weathered black typeface originally done in 2016). In 2020, the team at Capitalics in Warsaw, namely Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Ania Wielunska, revived Adam Poltawski's Antykwa Poltawskiego (1928-1931) as Poltawski Nowy (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Store Norske Skriftkompani
Norwegian type designer, b. 1991, who graduated from Westerdals School of Art in Oslo in 2015 and ECAL in 2017. At ECAL in Lausanne, he finished an MA in Art Direction and completed an exhaustive comparative study of the Geometric Sans genre. He joined Lineto in 2017 and returned to Norway in 2020, where he set up his own commercial type foundry, Store Norske Skriftkompani, in Volda. His typefaces:
Mehmet Abaci (b. 1978) is based in Istanbul. In 2014, he established Studio Typo, where one can buy his typefaces. Limited forms of the fonts can be downloaded fpr free from the Dafont site.
Creator of the elegantly plump rounded sans typeface Vinyl Cuts (2013), Samatya (2013, a unicase piano key typeface), Boldie (2013), Laundry Day (2013, alphadings), and the wood log typeface Timbers (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Smush, Slim Fir (athletic lettering), Typonome, Typo Slab, Neons, E-Square (sci-fi typeface), Screamer, Typoline (piano key typeface), Omniblack (flared display face), Papillons (flared caps), Typoster (a great fat geometric slab serif typeface family accompanied by an equally great shaded outline style), Typo Comica (a family drawn to compete with Comic Sans), Tipo Press, Manyeto (calligraphic), Quatroline (prismatic typeface), Wardoom, Cabold Comic, Digiform, Akaju (oily fat typeface with lighting effects), Almira, Bonebastic, Comic White Rabbit, Sinema (a bit of retro movie art deco), Sober, Cali Brush, Tiny Plate, College Player, Smart Kid, Barbed, Wideroy, Angella (+outline: a poster family), Megi Sans.
Typefaces from 2015: Bro 4D (outlined 3d capitals), Typo GeoSlab, H&B Sketch (a gorgeous sketched didone), Mixiva (a six-style athletic lettering slab serif family), Typo Sketch (sketched font), Malter Sans, Parole Script, Degaws (a great sketch font), Typo Comics, Gribal, Gribal Shadow, Early Times (a sans family), Quizma (an elegant sans family), Super Seven (shaded), Typo Slab Inline, Type Slab Irregular, Geoma (hairline geometric sans), Double Bubble (bubblegum typeface), Mona Bella, Typo Grotesk, Typo Grotesk Rounded, The Matic, Typografix (avant garde sans), Move X (techno family), Savaro Stencil (in the geometric style that is characteristic of Futura Black), MindBlue (sans), A Space.
Typefaces from 2016: Wox Striped (multiline typeface), Wox Modelist (organic sans), Aprikas (sans), Meltix (techno sans family), Widolte (sans family), Mayeka, The Wireframe, Typo College (athletic lettering), Halftone Poster, Chocolate Bar (oily and gleaming), Type Round (circle-based sans typeface family).
Typefaces from 2017: Zelta Six (octagnal), Wida Round (round sans), Prestij (geometric sans), Typo Style, Naughty Squirrel (fat poster typeface family that includes hatched and shadow styles), Typo Quik, Ageta (bubblegum style), Rock On (glaz krak typeface), Typo Square, Typo Angular Rounded, Planetium-X (monoline, techno), Big Pixel (octagonal), White Festive, Watchword Hairline.
Typefaces from 2018: At the Midday, Typo Hoop (rounded circle-based sans family), Typo Longest (tall condensed sans), Maccos (a multilined font family), Asectica, Magettas (rounded monoline sans), Bluefish, Bluefish Eroded, Bluefish Scratched, Quesat (rounded sans), Quesat Striped.
Typefaces from 2019: Manti Slab College, Pesta Stencil, Type Draft (a drafting font), Pages Grotesque (a caps only geometric sans), Typo Cut-Out, Swera, Minalis (futuristic).
Typefaces from 2020: Typo Cut-Out Shaky, Typo Oval, Typo Formal (a tall monolinear sans), Typo Ring (circle-based, monolinear), Manti Slab, Manti Sans (+Fixed), Geco Strong (a fat sans), Tually, Slabten (an inline typeface), Minalis Double (an inline typeface). Home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manchester-based graphic design collective, est. in London in 2007 by Mark Richardson. Blox (2011) is a fat rounded stencil typeface with both horizontally and vertically stencilled alphabets, created using FontStruct. They also made Sqair (2011, squarish), Plug (2011), Asian (2011), Basik (2011, a simple clean monoline sans), Slash (2011), Twist (2011), Blob, Slick (2011) and Slice (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012: Brix (like Lego blocks).
Typefaces from 2014: Slash, Twist, Box (multilined), Neon (neon tube, or paperclip font), Rails (+Broken).
Typefaces from 2018: Kapital (an all caps sans / stencil family).
Graphic designer in Fountain Valley, CA, who created Section 3 (2015, a constructivist typeface), Super Neon (2015, a neon light stencil typeface), and Remote Security Camera Icons (2015, on commission for Zettaguard's remote IP camera viewing/management website). [Google] [More] ⦿
Teeline Fonts is a digital type foundry launched by Craig Eliason (b. 1969, Houston, TX) in 2010. A professor of modern art and design history in the Department of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, Craig researches the history of type design, and particularly the history of its classification and vocabulary. He began designing his own fonts in 2008. Craig obtained a Ph.D. from Rutgers in 2002. Read, for example, Face the Nation: National Identity and Modern Type Design 1900-1960.
Designer at the Australian foundry Prototype Font Design (which he founded in 1992) of Academy, Baseline, Bodoni Anorexia, Bodoni Catwalk, Fat Neon Inline, Flanger, Funky Reverb, FuzzBox, Galley Family, Gimp, Gimp's Brother, Gimp's Sister, Hardwear Nth, Hardwear Sth, Mezzo Family, National Guard, Next century, Next Times, Pseudo Deco, Spy Force, Tank Gothic, Uni code, X-Kommunicate. Prototype Font Design went out of business some time before 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
TGIF STD stands for Thanks God I'm Fontmaker Studio. Located in Bandung, Indonesia, this commercial type foundry produced these typefaces in 2016: Sigismund No. 7, Eugiene (monoline script), Aiden, Hodor (inspired by the character Hodor from Game of Thrones), Bengrraas (monoline ans), New Autumn (soft hand-printed), The Arms Race (bilined), Brushcheetah (brush script), Eugiene (poster typeface), Landon (deco), Camille (signage script), Neorah (neon style), December Script, Companion (spurred Victorian style), Boullevard (sic), Adeft (brush face), Vignette Script (calligraphic), Mewton, Castle John (Victorian), Pixelo, Desmodo, Elliot (fun script), Montour (geometric slab serif), Aiden (handcrafted slab serif), Madison (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2017: Kakamora, The Servant (sans), Chaiaathah, Hollawinds (a rough rounded sans), Sunshine Boy, Remembrance, Beornheard, Glodiolusy, Caang, Sanur Beach, Jomantara, Daddy Day (titling sans), Fatherly (inline), Amorette Light (elementary geometric sans), Badstar, Scriptonesia, Adeft.
Typefaces from 2018: Lucky Irish Dingbats, Lucky Prince Lettering Dingbats, Easterica, Mongli (all caps sans), Cincoyo (Tuscan), Hippo Letto, Huckleberries, Iacott Neue, Valentine's Dingbats, The Rogue (textured), Thank You Dingbats, Sun Pepper, Reilly, Regan Slab, Rawwwing (eerie style), Penny Farthing, Oliemolly, New Autumn, Ms Orange Sky, Little Girl (children's script), Leo Bronx (weathered athletic lettering), Leaderson, Laudya Bloods, Juneville (octagonal), Hellowins, Helldings, Echizen (brush), Coast Redwood (a pirate font), Chukies, Caldwell (+Easter eggs), Baileyns, Brodetto, Bellquina, Audie, Von Everect, Gustavo (art deco sans), The Queen (inline, spurred), Stardust Moonlight, Serenity (calligraphic), Questro (inline stencil), Otakaku, Dhangdose (spurred), Desmodus, Romaniesta, Emery (octagonal). [Google] [More] ⦿
The Fontry is a Watts, OK, based outfit, est. 1992 by Michael Gene Adkins (b. 1965, OK) and James L. Stirling (b. 1964, OK): Digital type for computer-aided signmaking, with fonts designed for signmakers by signmakers.
Since 2009, they have been producing various digitizations of alphabets designed by Alf R. Becker in the 1930s and 1940s. Gene Adkins designed ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 (2013, didone), ARB 85 Modern Poster JAN-39 (2011, after Modern Poster Script, 1939), ARB-70 (1995), ARB-67 (1998), ARB-66 Neon (2010, +Block, +Line), ARB-44 (1995), ARB-96 Jitter Display DEC-39 (1999), SCRIPT1 ARB-85 Poster Script Normal (2000), ARB-66 Neonline Block, ARB114 Hillbilly Roman JUN-41 Normal (1999), ARB-187 Moderne Caps AUG-47 CAS family (2009, a beautiful didone display face), the ARB 08 Extreme Roman AUG-32 CAS family (2009), ARB-218 Big Blunt (2010), ARB-218 Neon Blunt.
Another product is the Wild Bunch Pak #3: Danthr Skal, Kastaka, Gas Bumps, Skrawl 613, Sharrpe Gothik, Levo Fraz, Kommerce, Stellar Spice, Infected Hurt.
Wild Bunch Pak #2 (50 USD) has Marbles&Strings, Keetoowah, Peppermint, Ghixm (2008: a retrospective of the horror comics and movie posters of the 1960s and the 1970s), Klash, all outline fonts. In Wild Bunch Pak #1, look for Toxia. Race Pak #1 contains 5 chiseled fonts, including ARB67, Brannt Chiseled, Excursions, JLS Ultra, and Race Checkers. 50 USD. There are also Greek Pak #1 (12 Greek fonts for 25 USD, including GRK Orbit, GRK Universe City, GRK Albert, and GREK Bodnaut) and Signfaces Narrow Pak #1. At Garagefonts, Wild Larra, Wild Ruts, Wild Toxia, Wild Nobody families (1999), Jackport (2014, athletic lettering and Western typeface family).
MyFonts sells FTY Garishing Worse (2011---there is a free version at Dafont), SCRIPT1 Team (2010), SCRIPT1 Toon (2010), SCRIPT1 Voodoo Script (1999-2009, signage script), What Sound Pounds (2009), WILD3InfectedHurtNormal (2010), WILD1 Firstvision (1997), WILD1 Larra (1997, grunge), WILD1 Nobod (1997, grunge), WILD1 Ruts (1997), WILD1 Toxia (1997) and the blackletter typefaces Ironhorse and Ironrider (2007), revivals of classic wood type typefaces. FontShop link.
In 2008, The Fontry published the Greek Font Set, Copper Penny DTP (after Copperplate Gothic, but with lower case included), Droeming (an eerie family) and Earth A.D. (more eerie stuff, metallic, and with sharp serifs). It then generated a break-away subfoundry that carries fonts solely designed by James Stirling, Fontry West. Fontry West is located in Tulsa, OK. At MyFonts, these Fontry West fonts can be bought: Iron, WILD1 Firstvision, WILD1 Larra, WILD1 Nobody, WILD1 Ruts, WILD1 Toxia, WILD2 Ghixm, Greek Font Sets 1 and 2 (not Greek, only Geek-ish, made for fraternity use), and a large Comic Fanboy set which includes glyphs painted with stars and stripes (CFB1 American Patriot, CFB1 Captain Narrow, CFB1 Shielded Avenger, all made by Adkins). The CFB1AmericanPatriot family (2009), and the SCRIPT1 Rager Hevvy family (2009) are free here. JLS Overkill (2009, Bloque, Stencil, Grunge, Champion [athletic lettering], Hammer) is a sturdy family covering everything from SUV-strength stencils to grunge stencils and macho slab serif headline typefaces. After Disaster (2008), FHA Eccentric French Normal (2008, wood type after an alphabet created by Frank H. Atkinson in 1908), WHATSOUNDPOUNDS?Normal (2009) are free at Dafont. Sinder (2010) is a grunge face. FTY Konkrete (2010) is constructivist, and has a beveled weight. FTY Strategycide (2010-2018) is a similar severe headline sans family. Sinder (2010) and Demon Sker (2011) are free grunge typefaces. American Purpose (2011) is a grotesk family. American Purpose Casual and American Purpose Stripe (2011) are follow-ups. Garishing Worse (2011) is a casual bold face. Sharpe Gothik (2011) is hand-drawn. American Captain (2011, a manly retro squarish propaganda headline face; see also American Captain Patrius 02 FRE). Deathe Maach (2012) is a sturdy 6-style display family. Avengeance (2012) is a techno typeface. FHA Condensed French (2012, by Michael Gene Adkins and James L. Stirling) and FHA Nicholson French (1999-2014, art nouveau) are based on Frank H. Atkinson's examples.
Typefaces from 2013: FHA Broken Gothic (a layered chiseled family done with James Stirling, based on Broken Poster by Frank H. Atkinson), FTY SKRADJHUWN (a flared family), Iron Man of War (with layering effects, +001Rivet), Iron Man of War 2 NCV, RACE1 Brannt (prismatic, beveled, art deco), FTY Skorzhen (mini-spurred), FTY Speedy Casual, FTY Skradjhuwn NCV (comic book family).
Typefaces from 2015: FHA Sign DeVinne (after a popular sign painting design by Frank H. Atkinson named after DeVinne).
Typefaces from 2016: FTY Delirium (+Neon), Delirium NCV.
Typefaces from 2017: FTY Galactic VanGuardian.
Typefaces from 2021: Fty Old Sport (a slab serif athletic lettering font family, one of the best in this genre).
Lars Bergquist is the Swedish type designer (b. 1936) who runs Timberwolf Type in Sollentuna, just outside Stockholm. Bergquist designed numerous successful text families and display typefaces, including the free Beryll typeface. In 2016, the collection moved over to (was bought by?) 3IP. Some offerings:
Italian type museum in Cornudo (Treviso), also called Museo del Carattere e della Tipografia. It has a printshop, library and archive, and it organizes casting workshops. The museum has some section devoted to Italian type designers and Italian type. The following types are exhibited:
Type designer Thomas Paul Carnase was born in The Bronx, New York City in 1939. He graduated from New York City Community College in 1959. Carnase started making fonts in the photolettering era, and lived through the transition to digital. In the 1960s, he opens the studio Bonder & Carnase Inc. From 1969 until 1979, he is vice-president and partner of the agency Lubalin, Smith, Carnase Inc. In 1979, he founds the Carnase Computer Typography studio. In 1980, Carnase becomes co-founder and president of the World Typeface Center Inc., an independent type design agency. He manages the in-house magazine Ligature published by the World Typeface Center from 1982 to 1987. Besides type design, Carnase has designed graphics for packaging, exhibitions, corporate identities and logos for numerous clients, including ABC, CBS, Coca-Cola, CondéNast Publications, Doubleday Publishing and NBC. He has held teaching positions at the University of Cincinnati in Ohio, the Pratt Institute in New York, the Herron School of Art in Indiana, the Parson's School of Design in New York, the Cleveland Institute of Art in Ohio, the University of Monterrey in Mexico, and the Rochester Institute of Technology in New York, among others. His fonts include:
Antwerp, Kortrijk and now Oostende, Belgium-based desktop publisher. Designer of the connected upright script and dingbat typeface Candyland (2006), the connected 50s roadster font Coeliakie (2007), the pixel typeface Micropolis (2007), the stencil and comic book typeface Pragmatica Nimbus (2006), this simple wide sans face (2007) and the paperclip and neon sign typeface Shananigan (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ardian Radityo (TSV Creative, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, b. 1984) created the typefaces Outrunner Retro Script (2016: connected neon style script), Proudly Signature Script (2015), Dignity (2015), Luvdove Script (2015, curly script), AXR Airpena (2015, spurred vintage letters) and Neverland Handmade (2015).
Twintype is the company of graphic designer Owen Johnston, who was born in 1979 in New Zealand, and works in the UK. He created several pixel or techno typefaces (no sales, no downloads): Minus (pixel family), Midgit, Frown Box (2010, multilined), Typhoon, Twice (bilined). Double Up is a bilined stencil-like typeface reminiscent of neon lights. Species is a two-line square techno face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bilbao-based designer of the experimental typeface Multiply Type (2013) and of the geometric Txaber Logotype (2012). New Neon (2013) is an artistic 3d creation of Taxber---it is a full alphabet rendered in 3d using paint and neon tube themes.
Tal Leming is a graphic designer, type designer and letterer who lived in Wilmington, DE, but moved his stakes to Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1997. As a Python scripting guru, he worked with Letterror and House Industries on projects using FontLab and Robofab. An avid RoboFog scripter, he joined Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum to initiate the RoboFab project in 2003. After graduation in 1997 from the Louisiana State University Graphic Design program, he worked as a designer at two agencies in south Louisiana. In September of 2001, Tal joined the House Industries staff as a designer in the Type Development, Product Promotions and Python Systems Implementation Department. He worked on the Ed Benguiat collection, for example.
In 2005, he left House and started his own company eventually called Type Supply. Type Supply designs typefaces for corporations and publications. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, his talk (shared with Ken Barber) was entitled Pac-Man fever, quantum mechanics and the design of digital type.
Medan, Sumatra-based designer of these typefaces in 2022:
Typocalypse Types was founded in 2009 by two students of communication design from the University of Applied Science in Trier: Kai Merker and Stefan Huebsch (b. 1981, Saarbrucken; Stefan Huebsch lives in Heusweiler / Saarbrücken in Saarland, Germany). Sven Fuchs joined some time later.
In 2011, he created Lith, a hand-drawn headline typeface inspired by Alice In Wonderland and the Brothers Grimm fairy tales.
In 2014, he published a spectacular 11-style font family, Lichtspiele, that takes inspiration from early 20th century movies, and more specifically, the film noir genre. In this series, Lichtspiele Neon 3D is of particular interest. Lichtspielhaus (2014) is an ultra-condensed version. Lichtspielhaus Handmade (2014) is the handwritten version---it was influenced by the hand-painted signs on cinema facades of the early cinema days. In 2015, we were treated to Lichtspielhaus Slab (ultra-condensed), and in 2016 to Lichtspiele Reklame (the ultra-condensed version).
In 2017, Stefan Huebsch and Daniela Spinelli co-designed Konkret (a sharp-edged all-caps secret service sans with some left-leaning Kontra italics).
Ray Larabie (b. 1970, Ottawa, Canada) ran Typodermic in Mississauga, ON, which opened in the Fall of 2001. In 2006, it moved to Vancouver, BC, and in 2009 it moved on to Nagoya, Japan. Dafont page. Ray Larabie has been making fonts since 1996, but those early fonts were freeware. His pre 2001 fonts are grouped under the label Larabie Fonts. In 2001, he set up Typodermic. Latest additions.
The Typodermic fonts: