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Sites with only a few free fonts
Free pixelized fonts by Yuji Oshimoto: the 04b family. Postscript and truetype, PC and Mac. Japanese designer of Beech (psychedelic), Broccoli, Beech, Chicory, Carrot, Sixgun (dot font) and Horseradish. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Another URL.
066.FONT is a Polish foundry based in Konskie with some commercial fonts (Linotype Kropki (1997), Dr066, Kfontz) and some free fonts (DNA, Zawijasy, Mieszkanie9 (a halftone curly hand), Plaq, Plaq 108). Kfontz and Dr066 are old typewriter fonts, and Kropki is a dot matrix font. The free fonts are for handwriting. Some fonts at MyFonts.com, such as Pokrak (2009, grunge family), Longinus Pro (2008, a 9-style family of medieval roughly outlined alphabets), Old Stefan (2008, five styles of grungy typewriter), Kra Kra (2008, grunge), Poldi (2007, 3d hand-printed), Poldi No 2 (2008), Bloor (2008), Crazy David No 1 and 2 (2006, grunge), Karacan Pro (2005, eroded look), Polish Dirty News (2005, grunge), Nieanana (2005), Jackcake (2005), Mada693, Nonpress (2006, grunge), Plaq (2005, halftone simulation face), Dr066, KfontZ, Zawijasy (1997, a curly hand, now commercial), Punx (2006, grunge), 066 Army (2006, grunge), Kulfonus No. 1 and 2 (2007, grunge), Duck Duck (2006), Finito (2008, grunge script), Wopi Script (2005), Pimpus (2009, grungy script) and Wopi Script No. 2 (2005) and No. 3 (2007).
The designer is Piotr Wozniak in Krakow (b. Konskie, Poland, 1980).
Typefaces at MyFonts: 066 Army (066.FONT), Bloor (066.FONT), Chigliak (066.FONT), Crazy David No 1 (066.FONT), Crazy David No 2 (066.FONT), Dr066 (066.FONT), Duck Duck (066.FONT), Finito (066.FONT), Jackcake (066.FONT), Karacan Pro (066.FONT), KfontZ (066.FONT), Kra Kra (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 1 (066.FONT), Kulfonus No 2 (066.FONT), Linotype Kropki (Linotype), Longinus Pro (066.FONT), Mada693 (066.FONT), Nieanana (066.FONT), Nonpress (066.FONT), Old Stefan (066.FONT), Pimpus (066.FONT), Plaq (066.FONT), Pokrak (066.FONT), Poldi No 2 (066.FONT), Poldi (066.FONT), Polish Dirty News (066.FONT), Punx (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 2 (066.FONT), Wopi Script No 3 (066.FONT), Wopi Script (066.FONT), Zawijasy (066.FONT).
Good-sized archive by Jason Nolan. Lots of bells and whistles. It gets hairy when he asks 10USD for a 2000-font download, and 20 USD for a 10,000-font download, charging for freeware and shareware fonts made by others. He writes in 2011: 1001 Free Fonts first opened its doors in December 1998 and has since grown to become the most popular free fonts archive online. We receive more than 50,000 visitors daily and have received 150,000,000 visitors since 1998. Over 3,000,000,000 free fonts have been downloaded since 1998.
Creator of Pray for Paris (2015), Aerobus Dotty (2014, a halftone texture font), Dirty Old Town (2014), Ghost of the Wild West (2014), Fresco Stamp (2014), My type Of Font (2009, typewriter) and Emma Sophia (2009, hand-printed). Dafont link. It is interesting, but not surprising, that Monotype (+ITC) is a "partner site". [Google] [More] ⦿
10four design group was founded in 2002 by Sue Lepard and Matt Heximer in Vancouver. Matt Heximer and Sue both graduated from The Emily Carr Institute of Art and Design in 1994. Matt has held senior design and freelance positions in several Vancouver design firms.
Designer of ElDiabloRegular, TechnoOrganic (1996), Swashbuckler-Script (1996), BitchinCamero (1996) at Garagefonts. He also created Halqemeylem Serif (1997) for the Stolo Nation, based on Majoor's Scala. The fonts at 10four design include Adanac (free, clean sans), Bitchin' Camaro (scratchy writing font), Devicq (based on the handwriting of actress Paula Devicq), Downsize, El Diablo (gothic), Lonely Cowboy, Lonely Cowpoke (2010), Mia Pets (dingbats), Swashbuckler, Techno Organic.
In 2007, Matt published the free icon typeface Adanac that contains 62 Canadiana symbols.
In 2014, Heximer created Sonovovitch, a unicase display typeface inspired by the Russian Constructivist movement and Soviet Cold War era propaganda. Although a faux Russian font, Sonovovitch has language support for the true Cyrillic alphabet.
In 2016, Matt published the angular Preissig-style Millwright and explains that it is inspired by spunky DIY attitude and Industrial era hardware---an exercise in rendering glyphs with a rudimentary, hand-cut flavour. Behance link. FontShop link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)
Based in Stockholm, Johan Waldenström was born in Sweden in 1984. At 11-D Productions (or: JW's Art), we find Royal (2010, old typewriter face), Whoa (2008), type designs: Cigar (2007), Bands&Artists (2006), the graffiti fonts Konfect (2005), Cancontrol (2004), Writers3 (2004), B-Boy (2002), Subway (2001), Homeboy (2004), 08Underground (2004), Vinterstad (2004), Writers, Writers2 (2001), Cyber (2002), Writers Fat (2001), 5Cent, and the dingbat font Somepics.
1919 Type Foundry
1919 Type Foundry presents the typographic work of Scott Sullivan, who is currently a graphic design major at Ohio University in Athens, Ohio, scheduled to graduate in 2009. About the name: The year 1919 was the year that the Bauhaus school opened in Weimar, Germany. It was roughly the year 1919 when Modernism and Constructivism were born in Germany and the U.S.S.R., respectively. All fonts are heavily based in geometry, therefore: Dosim OKT, Geovlad (2009, constructivist, based on the posters of Georgii and Vladimir Stenberg), 44X34X (2009, futuristic, free). The Triflig Paradigm is another project of his. There he is developing some fonts such as Moon Man, and one can download Gnashraw-Spaced (2009) and two of his FontStruct (pixel) fonts, pgdm001 and pgdm002 (2009). Designmoo link. [Google] [More] ⦿
2 Stroke Whitemagic
Takatoshi Takker Katoh's original techno fonts: TR-909, hyper2000, Motard, MechanicalWorks, Electron8f, Toilet. Dead link?
Design studio in Monterrey, Mexico, run by Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodríguez.
Clasia (2013) is an interesting experimental sans typeface. It looks geometric, but has original stroke cuts meant for legibility. In its presentation, the designer works with subtly shaded parts where strokes join---I guess that is also for enhanced legibility.
Swedish foundry. It used to have free fonts designed by Jorgen Dahlqvist in the late 1990s: the gorgeous CD cover font Retaliation (2000), Superbal (2000), Space Bowl (2000) and The Great Berserker (2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
256tm is the foundry of Besançon-based designer Thomas Huot-Marchand (b. Dole, France, 1977), the creator of typefaces such as the 72-weight Garaje (from Garaje 55 to Garaje 100; Garaje 53 Unicase Black is free) and Minuscule (a ten style family for small print), which won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. He studied under Peter Keller at the ANRT in Nancy, and teaches at the École d'Art de Besançon.
In Comedia he writes about legibility and the creation of Miniscule, which was optimized to be read at 2 to 6 points. His research for this at the ANRT was based on the theory of "compact typography" put forth by Emile Javal, a French ophtalmologist who explained his ideas in "Physiologie de la lecture et de l'écriture" (1905). For examples, see here and here.
Designer of the free paperclip typeface Wireplay (2012).
Designer of grungy or hand-printed typefaces in 2014: Pepperoni Pizza, French Fries Apocalypse, Motherland (a grungy Cyrillic simulation typeface), Silent Broadcast (grunge), Undertaker, Soldier of the Dark, Oh My Oh La La yeah, One Two Mustard, Destroy the Enemy.
In 2015, he made Against Modern Football, Walter Goes to America, The Day is My Enemy (tape font), Bring Me The Gummy Bears (ransom note font).
Original typefaces made in 2001: 2TheLeftDingbats, 3t (pixel font), DepthChargeSemiPhat, HKIMetropol, HKINightlife, LeftOvers, LeftOvers2, LeftOvers3, LeftOvers4, LeftOvers5, LeftOvers6, LeftOversII2, MrQuicke (nice futuristic font), Optimal (like Bank Gothic), Switzerland, YUMYUM, LeftOversII, LeftOversII31, Punavuori (2001). [Google] [More] ⦿
This American company is called 33 Third, MTN, Molotow Belton, Graffiti & Arts Supplies, and Montana Paint. I assume (wrongly?) that Molotow Belton is the name of the designer (b. 1977).
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
4YEO (For your eyes only)
Monica Di Leandro creates some original dingbat fonts: 4YEOHEARTS, 4YEOIN, 4YEOOUT, 4YEOSPORT, 4YEOTHANKS, 4YEOVAL, 4YEOXMAS, 4YEOgarden, 4YEOhalloween, 4YEOschool, 4YEOstamp, 4YEOsummer, 4YEO Monstrum (see also here).
Free and commercial fonts by Andrew Galara (Miami, FL). Free fonts: FaneSerane (Andrew Galarza, 2001), IJ19 (Milan Zrnic, 2000), LikeWindInTheSummer (Andrew Galarza, 2000), Superchalmers (Andrew Galarza, 2001), TransitBullets9mmHollowedShells (Andrew Galarza, 2000). Commercial: 710 west 02, Bohemian Transit, Reset, Time Gate, Western Eyes. [Google] [More] ⦿
76type (was: electric type foundry)
Free original fonts by Steve Palmer from Carleton University in Ottawa: Printer, Fabulous, Licorice, Electric Toaster, SaneSerif, Digitol and Crackpot. All in Windows TrueType format. Electric Type Foundry. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
a Falange Studio
A hundred dollars and a dog
A. J. Sedlak
A Spoonful of Sugar
A&A Productions Inc
Assistant Professor at the Fine and Applied Arts Division, Chandrakasem Rajabhat University. Prachid also owns Witty Computer Co in Nonthaburi, Thailand. Creator of the free typefaces AAA Prachid Hand Written (2012) and AAA Watin Bold 3D Italic (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aaron Beck started making fonts in the 1990s under the labels Recordkeeper Software, Audio Electric Systems, and Aaron W. Beck Co. These include Beckett (textura, 1994), Cupertino (sci-fi face), Graveyard, Headstone, Pirate Bones, StoneCutter, Tombstone and Warlock. Fontspace link for RecordKeeper Software. Fontspace link for Aaron W. Beck Co. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
AArrgghh! Typefaces used to offer shareware fonts by Jonathan Smith (Cleveland, OH) of Rhode Island Soft Systems: New Land Contour, All-Hearts, Bunny-Lips, Confetti, El-RioLobo (1993, Mexican simulation face), Elbjorg-Script, Essential-Times, Firey, Glifik, Gyptienne (hieroglyphics), Hero-Outline, Hirosh (oriental simulation face; an exact copy of Sukiyaki, made in 1968 by Gene Eidy for Lettergraphics International), Ice-CreamSandwich, Ice-Snow, Made-InTheUSA, New-LandContour, New-LandInline, New-LandOutline, New-LandSport, Ol'54, Planetz, Porter-Lil'Kaps (gorgeous late night show display font), Religious, RockArt, Spider-WebBlock, The-Score, Wet-Paint.
Abattis is a free software type foundry launched in 2009 by Dave Crossland. Auto-description on his wiki: I'm a designer and nerd in Bournemouth, UK, and I do systems and network consultancy for a living. I completed a BA (Hons) Interaction Design degree at Ravensbourne College in 2006, and am currently on the MA Typeface Design course at Reading, from October 2007 to July 2009. My design philosophy centers around the parameterisation and automation of design to improve the design process, and some of my old ideas are published at designprocess.com. He is a proponent of open source code and of free fonts, and involves himself with dedication in the Open Font Library project. He defines Free fonts as follows: Free Fonts are about freedom, not price. They are fonts you are free to use for any purpose, fonts whose internals you are free to study, fonts you are free to improve, fonts you are free to redistribute, and fonts you are free to redistribute improved versions of which means - in the specific context of font software - fonts you are explicitly free to embedded, subset, bundle and derive from to create any kind of artwork. To be truly Free they must allow commercial use and even to be sold by anyone - as it is about freedom, not price.
Dave dreams of a free culture of visual communication around the world, so he decided to free fonts. His Masters Thesis written in 2008 at the University of Reading is entitled The Free Font Movement.
In 2009, for his MA work at Reading, he designed Cantarell, a free sans family, done together with Jakub Steiner, free at CTAN and Open Font Library. OFL page. Cantarell was there at the launch of Google Fonts and has become widespread. In 2010 it was selected as the default User Interface font for GNOME 3.
Finally, in 2009 or 2010, he started work on the Google Font Directory. Dave works as a typographic consultant to the Google Fonts project and gives financial support to libre type projects including FontForge, Glyphr Studio and Metapolator.
Abdul Hapiz Hilman
Abecé Festival Tipografico
This festival or happening in 2011 in El Salvador led to 66 freely downloadable experimental typefaces. A list:
Abel Perez Delgado
New Hampshire or Spain-based dyslexic creator of Open Dyslexic (2011), a free font specially designed for dyslexia, developed on the basis of Bitstream Vera Sans.
Leo Kelion writes for the BBC: The OpenDyslexic font is designed to give "gravity" to letters to prevent the characters rotating in readers' minds.
ABF Font Repository
ABFonts Santos FC 2012 Numerals (2012) is an orphaned athletic lettering font. We read at ABFonts (where the font can be downloaded): ABFonts Santos FC 2012 Numerals is based on the numbers used on the jersey of Brazilian football club, Santos FC, which is outfitted by Nike. The font was created on request and the image that was provided only showed the jersey numbers of Santos FC. Based on photographs, the player's name is not shown on the jersey explaining the absence of letters in the font. It appears that the source image was created by Cleiton Fabiano of www.futbr.com. [Google] [More] ⦿
James Cianciaruso (Ablaze Studio) (b. 1967) lives in the UK. Dafont link. He created these fonts: Chaos Times (2007, grunge), Arkham (2007, Arabic simulation face), Leicester (2007, old typewriter face), and Veggi terra (2007, fruit and veggie dingbats). [Google] [More] ⦿
French foundry on the margins of type society, obsessed with psychotherapeutic experiments, hyper-experimental, and indeed mental, typefaces. This outfit goes under various names. At FontStruct, where most of its fonts are produced, it is known as Neurone Error. At Dafont, it is known as Abneurone Fluid Types. Its commercial branch at MyFonts is called Abneurone Typografix or Abneurone Trauma Types.
Their first commercial fonts are ATT49 Fanfare, ATT48 Thrax, ATT47 Candies, ATT46 Exlixir, ATT45 Transfix, ATT44 X-Cute, ATT43 Small Proteus, ATT42 Childhook, ATT41 Arcane, ATT40 Lysergic4a, ATT39 Liquor, ATT38 Once Upon A Damned, ATT37 Innocence, ATT36 Kidding, ATT35 Bestiaire (2011), ATT34 Lysergic 2a (2011), ATT33 Koan (2011), ATT32 Faun Call (2011), ATT31 Paraphilia (2011), ATT30 Lysergic 1b (2011), ATT29 Mad Hatter (2011), ATT28 Minimori (2011), ATT27 Tripton (2011), ATT26 Lysrergic3a (2011), ATT25 Multicoloured Rythm (2011), ATT24 Swallow (2011), ATT23 Artlien (2011), ATT22 Dopamine (2011), ATT21 ABTOY (2011), ATT20 Rankle (2011), ATT19 Ink Lust (2011), ATT18 Overabundance (2011), ATT17 Ink Circus (2011), ATT16 The Orgians (2011), ATT15 For Whom The Bell Tolls (2011), ATT10 Stereo (2011), ATT11 Heterodoxa (2011), ATT12 Psilocybine (2011), ATT13 Sync (2011), ATT14 Prehisto (2011), ATT8 Human Decay (2011), ATT9 Eroded Eclosion (2011), AT4 Parallax (2011), ATT7 Medieval Sweet Shop (2011), ATT6 Detected Future (2011), ATT5 Hard Sync (2011), ATT4 Chalice (2011), ATT3 Outer Christ (2011), ATT2 Macpanic (2011), ATT1 Nimal Nimoy (2011), AT54 Intermezzo (2011), AT26 Metamorph Candies (2011), AT29 Dystrogonyx (2011), AG2 Placenta (2011), AT17 Farandole (2011), AT27 Innocence (2011), AT3 Nuclear Project (2011), AT38 Nanogonyx (2011), AT49 Neuromicr (2011), AT16 Faun Call (2011), AG1 Neuroticons (2011), AT55 Neo Geo (2011), AT36 Mad Hatter (2011), AT51 Pharmaceutic (2011) and AT5 Childhook (2011).
The FontStruct production in 2011: 00dot 5 TRANSFIX, 00dot 15 DYSTROPHIE POLYGONALE, 00dot 20 CURSED, 00dot 13 PARALLAX, 00dot 12 NUCLEAR TARGET, 00dot_7_nimal_nimoy, 00dot 17 SYNDROME F.K., 00dot 9 NEW TO, 00dot 6 DECLINE AND CODE, 00dot 3 ROBOX, 00dot 2 MINIDECO, 0dot 26 INKSECTS, 00dot 32 STEREO, 00dot 10 SMART PLAYGROUND, 00dot 33 FUTURE NOW, 00dot 23 BLING STREET, 00dot 4 TOXINE, 00dot 31 FAUN CALL, 00dot 19 ELIXIR, 00dot 30 DWARF LOGIC, 00dot 8 THRAX, 00dot 14 A NEW FORM OF BEAUTY, 00dot 22 HETERODOXA, 00dot 27 KIDDING, 00dot 21 INNOCENCE, 00dot 34 PICTORIAL ABUSE, 00ne Stretched Empty Cow (2011, a piano key stencil face), 00ne Empty Cow (2011), 00ne Medication (2011), 00ne Pills, 00ne Minipills, 00ne Stency, 00ne Neurelm, 000tag6 LYSERGIC, 000tag4 ROBOX, 000tag NUCLEAR WARFARE, 00ne dat / dot, 00ne Bat Kidding (+Stencil, +Stencil Quadrillé), 00ne Stencirc, 00ne Neurocirc Neue Deco, 00ne Neurocirc, 00ne Neurologo, 00ne Nutech, 00ne Nutech Black, 00ne Top Pix (+Clean), 00ne Not So Atroce Pixels (+Black), 00ne Videotech, 00ne Videotech Tamagochi, 0One Bad Video, 0One Exagg Superstrong, 00ne Blockollida, 00ne Minicut, 00ne Neuromoog, 00ne Exagg, 00ne XChurch, 00ne NeuroNeoq, 00ne Imprimante Matricielle, 00ne C64 NeurOOpart2, 00ne Heterodoxa, 00neZnorg, 00ne Znorg Heads, 00ne Zwrappearing (dotted and textured), 00neVideotech, A Present for Intaglio (2011, cloned from Intaglio's Wallachia), Inicial 1 (2010, an improvement of a typeface by Infotipografia), Neo Geo (2011), NE XS, NE 4x4 Technirement, NE Religious Migraine, NE Abtechre. NE Churching, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE Cellphone Cutie Punched Cards, NE Cellphone Cutie, NE Obl. NE Pax Pact, NE Pictorial Abuse, NE Charlie Chaplin Cybernetic Brains, NE Chaplin Cyborg, NE Unknown Remix, NE Neurofat, NE Neurocompressor, NE Neurocompressed Pictograms, NE Alien Orders, NE Filament Techneriment, NE Strange Light Pax Pact, NE The Eye, NE Moving Parallels, NE Alien Orders, NE Reordered Alien Orders, the NE New Newbix family, Parallax (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012 at FontStruct: AFT1 Heterodoxa, AFT2 Forbidden Apple, AFT3 Kidding, AFT4 Spacelab Parallax, AFT5 Detected Future, AFT6 Lysergic 2b, AFT7 Lysergic 2a, AFT8 Transfix, AFT8 Smart Kids, AFT10 Candies, AFT12 Neo Geo, AFT13 Arcane, AFT15 Hard Sync, AFT17 Cortech Hallucination, AFT18 Lysergic1b, AFT20 Abtech, AFT21 Bling Chief Story, AFT22 Ink Lust, AFT23 Faun Call, AFT24 Toying, AFT27 Fluffy Clown, AFT30 Koan, AFT31 Innocence, AFT33 ETPheuneHeume, AFT34 Neuromicr, AFT35 Tripton, AFT36 Intermezzo, AFT37 Rankle, AFT38 Dark Rankle, AFT39 Rankle Distone, AFT40 Smart Kids, AFT41 Smart Playground, AFT42 Lysergic 4a, AFT43 Small Proteus, AFT44 Lysergic 3a, AFT45 New Forgee, AFT46 Space Connect, AFT47 Mondrian Drone, AFT48 Bark At The Code, AFT49 Stereo, AFT50 Artlien, AFT51 Liquor, AFT52 Neuromecha, AFT53 Lysergic 1a, AFT54 Dinoxyde, AFT55 Human Decay, AFT56 Eroded Eclosion, AFT57 Outer Christ, AFT58 Boing Code, AFT59 Nimal Nimoy, AFT60 X-Church, AFT61 Macpanic, AFT62 Lovely Breeze, AFT63 Mad Hatter, AFT64 The Orgians, AFT65 Chalice, AFT66 Ssaammothrax, AFT67 Panthrax, AFT68 Less Is More Neuromicr 2, AFT69 Paraphilia, AFT70 Psilocybine, AFT71 Childhook, AFT72 Once Upon A Damned, AFT73 For Whom The Bell Tolls, AFT74 Medieval sweetshop, AFT75 Nanoprehistoryx, AFT76 Pictorial Abuse, AFT77 Bestiaire, AFT78 Fanfare From Outer Space, AFT79 X-Cute, AFT80 Medication, AFT81 Wrong DNA, AFT82 Wrong DNA, AFT83 Minimal Disto, AFT84 Abacadabra, AFT85 Pharmaceutical, AFT86 Code Flu, AFT89 High-Diving Blindness, AFT90 Nopix, AFT91 Floppy Disk O, AFT100 Farewell dawn, AFT104 Locked-in Glow, AFT105 Vivant, AFT106 Sharp Gloss, AFT107 Madame Guillotine, AFT108 Newbic, AFT109 Ataxie, AFT110 Strenuous MICR, AFT111 Effaceur, AFT113 Zeppelin Legacy, AFT1010 Jabbering, AFTN1, BUT1 Quarx, BUT2 Newbix, BUT3 Disto Matricielle, BUT4 Tomono, BUT5 Blurred Clown, BUT7 Religious Pill, BUT8 Nopix (octagonal), BUT9 Tipi Video, BUT10 Slanxic Acid, BUT11 Metamphetamental, BUT12 Znorgs, BUT13 Soyokaze, BUT15 Stick Tech, BUT16 Uninteresting Tech.
In the Testament series from 2012 until 2013, we mention Testament 132 New Indication, Testament 131 The New Orgians, Testament 128 Camphre, Testament 126 Neuromoog, Testament 122 Dissecting Geometry, Testament 115 Placenta Numérique, Testament 116 Abnormal Fairy, Testament 109 Madame Guillotine, Testament 85 Axone, Testament 84 Keen, Testament 83 Minimixture, Testament 52 Neuromecha, Testament 51 Liquor, Testament 50 Artlien, Testament 49 Stereo, Testament 48 Bark At The Code, Testament 56 Eroded Eclosion, Testament 55 Lysergic 1a, Testament 54 Inflated, Testament 59 Nimal Nimoy, Testament 60 X-Church, Testament 64 The Orgians, Testament 67 Panthrax, Testament 66 Human Decay, Testament 69 Chalice, Testament 47 Mondrian Drone, Testament 44 Lysergic3a, Testament 42 Lysergic 4a, Testament 27 Arcane, Testament 11 Minimori, Testament 8 Transfix, Testament 7 Lysergic2a, Testament 6 Lysergic 2b [The Lysergic series is about very large (around 200 cases high) grid pixel fonts with a severe inclination to psychedelism], Testament B Formaldehyde, Testament C Neuroticons, Testament Artefact, Testament Back Home, Testament 1 Heterodoxa, and Testament 12 Neo Geo. He also created an Archive series in 2012, which features an ornamental caps typeface called Archive 10, a geometric typeface called Archive 5, TEST PPain, and a textured typeface called Archive 8. He has a Trauma series that features Trauma 145 Razzmatazz Architect, Trauma 126 Lysergeek Boy, Trauma 127 Lysergeek Girl.
Typefaces from 2014: Trauma 155 Overly, Trauma 151 Migraine Bit.
Floridian American graphic designer and painter Darim Kim (DK), who runs About Letters, made the geometric sans typefaces Nemade (2011) and avant-garde face Quadranta (2010). She also made My Fair Cody (2010).
Abstract Type Design
Free TrueType fonts by Patrick Durr: Bird, Dill, Confused Root (1998), China Town, Fart Bubble (bubbles spilling from letters), Grubby, Irish Jig, Crazy Cock, Grudge, Smog, YardSale, Punker, kcirtap.
Patrick makes (made?) your handwriting font and any doodlefont of your choice for 10 USD. Send him a zipped scan of your handwriting by email.
Defunct Duluth, MN-based foundry, specializing in grunge, display and handwriting typefaces. Fonts made in 2000 by Ray Dittmeier: Analgesics (handwriting), NoProblem, ReadyForMyCloseUp, 01-01-00, After-Hours, De-Futura, I-Did-This!, Hacknslash, Illumination, Scottie-and-Judy, Ugly-Rumor, Persona, Fat-Free, Fat-Free-Solid, Filthy-Habits, Flip-the-Switch, The-Forbidden-Font-of-Death, Later-On, Mac-and-Sidney, Red-Lightning, Sad-Jane, Sheer-Terror, Thud, Trust-Us, Analgesics, Dr.Nerve, Rivalry, Runoff. All is archived by CybaPee at Typoasis. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Old versions of Acrobat Reader come with certain type 1 fonts, including Helvetica, Symbol, ZapfDingbats, AdobeSans, and AdobeSerif in Acrobat Reader 3, for example. The latter two are multiple masters. The old Acrobat Reader versions (3 or below) are also much better for extracting fonts from PDF files. [Google] [More] ⦿
Acrylnimbus offers the free fonts made by Tot Mischstab in 1998-1999: MischstabApfelsaft, MischstabAvocadoTrauma, MischstabDecibelRepulse, MischstabOblivion, MischstabOpiumRiver, MischstabPopanz, MischstabPortionControl, MischstabSugarSweet, MischstabThirdEcho, MischstabUmbrellaPatina, MischstabZahnschwein. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Major Japanese free font foundry with techno, katakana, hiragana, comic book Latin, techno and game fonts. List: NiseAirTrix, NiseAlienFront, NiseAstroCity, NiseChuChu, NiseColumns, NiseEnduroRacer, NiseEswat, NiseGalaxyForce, NiseGameGear, NiseGenesis, NiseGreatestNine02, NiseGunstarHeroes, NiseHangOn, NiseHornet1994, NiseHornet1997, NiseIchidantRK, NiseIsao, NiseJSRF, NiseJoypolis, NiseKidChameleon, NiseKnuckles, NiseMarkIII, NiseMegaDriveEU, NiseMegaDriveK, NiseOverWorks, NisePico, NiseR360, NiseRoboPitcherK, NiseSG1000, NiseSGGG, NiseSega, NiseSegaK, NiseSegaKara, NiseSegaKn, NiseSegaNet, NiseSegaRosso, NiseSegaSaturn, NiseSegaSports, NiseSegaSports2k, NiseSegaSports2k1, NiseSegaSports2k2, NiseSegaSports2k3, NiseShiningD, NiseShinobi1987, NiseSonic, NiseSonicBattle, NiseSonicIcon, NiseSonicK, NiseSonicKb, NiseSonicShuffle, NiseSpaceHarrier, NiseSuperHangOn, NiseTantRK, NiseTera, NiseTheDead, NiseThunderBlade, NiseUfoCatcher, NiseVFkids, NiseWonderMega, NiseZaxxon, NiseZillion, NiseHotRod, NiseMajorLeague, NiseMegaDriveBR, NiseSegaSonic. [Google] [More] ⦿
C.C. Marshall (b. 1985, Richland Center, WI) is a type designer in Madison, WI. He graduated from Minneapolis College of Art and Design, and founded the multimedia shop and font foundry Active Depth in 2000. Designer of Catenary (2010, an organic sans family). This family includes a Stencil style and a grungy Guerrilla style. At Dafont, one can download the grungy Catenary Stamp (2011). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Cinnamon Hanna Roberts (aka Active Dogz) is the designer of Wallflower (2013, hand-printed), Freshman (2013), Easter Yolk (2013), Sophomore (2013) and Cinnamons Font (2013, free children's script font).
Pages no longer found. Signature/logo font service (70 USD per font). Download a free Halloween font and some free music fonts (George's Music): bagpipe, tin whistle, tablature. Based in Prince George, British Columbia. The fonts Recorder and Whistle can be found here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Kansas City, MO, who created the ink-trapped sab serif typeface Concordia in 2014. Free download.
AdamAnt VectorWorx (was: Toniofonts)
Antonio Bucu [AdamAnt VectorWorx, or AdamAnt Designs, The Philippines] designed EQUINOX, GraphicAttitudeMono (1999, white on black lettering), INDIOSBRAVOSTITLING (great thick lettering), MachaCow (1999, fat display face), Maharlika (1998, elegant art deco display type), Smokey, Tonio (comic book font), TONIO2, WaChaKa (1999), WASTED (hand-printed).
Add (Aoki Digital Design)
Geometrically strong fonts by Atsushi Aoki: AddFatMan, Shade, Speedy, Round, Steel, Line, Rusty, Loops, Shark (not free), WASP (not free), Jazz, IronPoint7, StandardBitmapPoint9. Mac type 1 and Windows truetype. Font names: AddCityboyNormal, AddElectricCity, AddFatMan, AddJazz, AddLGBitmap09, AddLine, AddLoopsNormal, AddMBitmap06, AddRusty, AddShade, AddSniperNormal, AddSpeedy, AddStandardBitmap (2011), AddStarSugarNormal, AddStarSugarOblique, AddSteel, AddWBitmap09, Addround. Font Pavilion sells AddWasp (1999). He designed PointN (1999) at Digitalogue in their DPI72 series. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese foundry with a nice web presence. Free original fonts made in 2000 and 2001 by "Gurucho": Spiral-Bitmap, TeaPot, XSquare, XSquare-Katakana, XSquare-Lite. Most of these fonts are either pixel fonts or inspired by the pixel movement. Teapot (2001-2006) is an informal sans. Hosobiki (2005) is a paperclip font. N.E.L. (2007) is a sans face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of One (2012, dot matrix face), Dekale (2012, grunge face), Beton (2012) and Cerclip (2012, an arc-of-circle-based typeface). Other typefaces by her include Interbox. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Design studio of Maximilian Hesse and Marina Kraus in München, Germany. Creators of the organic sans typeface Grey (2013), which is advertized as a free typeface, but there are no download buttons. In 2013, ADGY also designed the stencil typeface Monor and the ultra-fat display typeface Meat.
Typefaces from 2014: Nova, Linea, PX (pixel face). The condensed organic sans typeface Schwabing Sans was published in 2015.
Adien Gunarta is an Indonesian type designer (b. 1995) who is based in Probolinggo, East Java, and who is studying at Airlangga University, Surabaya, class of 2014. His typefaces can be found under his name or under Teras Grafika (set up in 2015) and Fontastic Indonesia. Adien Gunarta's typefaces are brimming with Indonesian cultural heritage symbols and shapes.
Typefaces from 2010, mostly made with FontStruct: the pixel typeface Benci Malaysia, the hand-printed Nyonya Gendut, the squarish typeface Hutan and the irrgularly sized Madura Regular. He also made the texture / knitting typeface Batik, FoOleD bY GaYUs, Probolinggo (organic), Smasasinema (display face), the texture typeface Serangkaian Pattern, Indo-Malay Confrontation (pixelish), Koruptor and the Bitches (gothic), Qurban Feast, and the curly native pattern typeface Mlungker.
In 2011, he made Kabupaten (a sketch font), Social Monster, Buka Pusa Bersama, Ceria Lebaran, Pajarakan Studs, Batik Gangster, Maharani (hand-printed), Lovely Eunike Hans (hand-printed), the texture typeface Kawung Textile, Wildan Izzur Gunarta, Genius Jempolan Royal (scanbats), Pray For Japan, Quantum of Bali, X-Code from East (Javanese script), Hangeul (Korean simulation face), Halidians Blockserif, Moanday Earn Bored, the paper cut typeface Malingsia, Awesome Java, Mesin Hitung (an LCD face), Eenvoudige Batik (stitching face), Antique Paleoindonesia (patterned face), Kebencian (scratchy face), Kemasyuran Jawa (a display face with an Indonesian look), Probolinggo Sans, Londo Chino, Urban (paper cut face), Bikang Struck, Chana Remedy, Indonesian Woman (pixel dings), People Diverse (pixel dings), DBA Muslim (pixel dings), Turk and Nusa (ball terminal face), Jakarta Recycle (paper fold octagonal face), Halida Sans (a swirly version of Ubuntu), Buka Puasa Bersama (Arabic simulation face), Social Monster (grunge), Ceria Lebaran Normal (lava lamp typeface), Dukungan, Dukungan, Sanjaya Epoch, and Jakarta Sunken (angular face).
In 2012, he created Halidians Blockserif, Penakut, Agoestoesan, Siti Maesaroh (Arabic simulation face), Turk and Nusa, Rest in Phuket (Thai simulation typeface), Chana Remedy, Bunaken Underwater, New Madura, Moro Seneng, Endutt Normal, Antibalon, Hayyu Kaget, Damai Kpk Polri, Damai Pelajar, Jangan Bersedih (hand-printed), Ikan Besar, Senyum (hand-printed), Catatan Perjalanan (fat finger face), Wizzta, and Quick Argani.
Typefaces from 2013: Emilio 19 (athletic lettering font), Bangkit, Faishal Bakeries, Soerjaputera (avant-garde), Soerjaputera Doea (art deco), Sang Fatchurrohmah (lava lamp face), Aceh Darusalam (Arabic simulation face), Revolusi Timur Tengah (Arabic simulation face), Nurkholis (Arabic simulation), Kopleng (alchemic), Menjelajah Halmahera (a ronde font), Jakarta Highends, Smasasinema, Sanjaya Epoch, Mlungker, Dukungan, Thohir Ke Badreah (all caps sans face), Serangkaian Pattern, Endutt (fat finger face), Boutiques of Merauke (a curly typeface), Balinese Family, Zamrud & Khatulistiwa (curly font), Awesome South Korea (great oriental-look font), Freeport Go Away (poster font), Senang Banyol, Don Aquarel, Jawadwipa Adisastra, Si Kancil (fat finger font), Wortellina, Don Butique (hand-printed), Did You See That, Bimasakti.
Typefaces from 2014: Rampung, Prabowo, Larasukma (an abstract shape font), Tafakur (Arabic simulation typeface), Syawal Khidmat (Arabic simulation face), Kurnia (curly script), Kota Surabaya (dingbats of buildings), Hutan Lestari, Kobarapi (spurred typeface), Mukadimah (Arabic simulation, based on ae Cortoba by Arabeyes), Huruf Maranti (upright connected script), Emilio 20 (athletic lettering).
Typefaces from 2015: Gurindam (Dutch art deco), Upakarti, Tyree Friendly Face (rounded sans), Berantas Korupsi, Kanisah (Hebrew simulation font).
Typefaces from 2016: Cemong, Bungasai, Semringah, Binarung (masks), Surabanglus (beatnik style).
Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira
Joe Prince (Admix Designs) was a student at Academy of the Canyons near LA, 2007-2011. His typefaces:
Adobe offers a free web font service in partnership with Google. Initially, there are about 500 fonts to choose from. They appear to coincide largely with the Google Web Fonts. Adobe's contributions consist of Source Sans Pro (2012), Source Serif (2014, see also here), and Source Code Pro. They can also be downloaded from CTAN.
They write: Adobe will be applying its considerable font expertise to improving and optimizing a number of the open source fonts that are available in both Google Web Fonts and Edge Web Fonts. The teams from Typekit, Adobe Type, and Google Web Fonts are working to identify which fonts will benefit the most from our attention, and how we can best approach improving their rendering and performance. Efforts will include hinting some fonts for better rendering at smaller sizes, plus a number of other optimizations. All of these contributions will themselves remain open source.
This site has the 117 PostScript fonts and 19 TrueType fonts which are standard on PostScript 3 printers. The TrueType fonts contain both regular Win-ANSI characters and the Central European (CE) character set, and so are 37 of the PostScript fonts. The list: [Google] [More] ⦿
From the readme file: "The typefaces in this package are the 117 PostScript fonts and 19 TrueType fonts which are standard on PostScript 3 printers. The TrueType fonts contain both regular Win-ANSI characters and the Central European (CE) character set. The CE characters are accessible under Windows NT, or under Windows 95 when configured with appropriate language and keyboard settings. The 117 PostScript fonts are regular Win-ANSI fonts, but there are also 37 PostScript fonts with the CE character set. Copyright 1998 Adobe Systems Incorporated." The truetype fonts are Apple-Chancery, Arial-BoldItalicMT, Arial-BoldMT, Arial-ItalicMT, ArialMT, Chicago, Geneva, HoeflerText-Black, HoeflerText-BlackItalic, HoeflerText-Italic, HoeflerText-Ornaments, HoeflerText-Regular, Monaco, NewYork, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPS-BoldMT, TimesNewRomanPS-ItalicMT, TimesNewRomanPSMT, Wingdings-Regular. [Google] [More] ⦿
Classical musician, b. 1974, who lives in San Juan del Rio in Mexico. Adolfo created Adolphus (2008, a Peignotian typeface), Adolphus Serif (2014) and Alanus (2014, a condensed rounded sans first called Alanya). In 2015, he made Kosova.
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
At EASD Serra i Abella (ESDAP) in L'Hospitalet del Llobregat, Mataro, Catalunya-based Adria Romana designed the free vector format Escher-inspired set of numbers called Imponumbers (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
He created a font and icons for La Molina Wayfinding (with Sergi Diaz and Jaume Juan).
Valencia, Spain-based creator of the Bauhaus-inspired monoline geometric rounded sans typeface Bowhouse (2013, free), the retro futuristic typeface AC Brodie (2013, free), the free art deco typeface AC Mountain (2013), the 3d typeface AC Framed (2013), the film strip typeface AC Filmstrip (2013, free), Comic Runes (2013, rune simulation), Scribbled (2013), and the hexagonal typeface Bee Type (2013, +Filled, +outline).
Romaji Mincho (2013) is a free Asian simulation font based on the style of the Mincho typeface. Rhyder (2013) is a great (free) geometric 1930s style sans typeface. Martell (2013) is a free general purpose slab serif family.
Typefaces from 2014: AC Wanita (hand-drawn).
Web designer in Lille, France, who, despite the nearness of Belgium, managed to design a beautiful display sans typeface, Farray (2014), and the great free triangulated typeface Polya (2014), and its predecessor, Low Poly (2014). In 2015, he published the free hand-crafted typeface Cabana and the rounded monoline display sans semicircle-patterned typeface Slot (free, with Hugo Dath). Cabana was adjusted in 2016.
In 2015, he created the commercial sans display typeface Panama.
Adult Human Male
Adult Human Male is the typefoundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin or Ireland. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil typeface Butterworth (2011), the hand-drawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline typeface New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage typeface seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps typefaces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps typeface with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the hand-printed typefaces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular typefaces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline typeface Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Salas (a chunky cartoon face), Rabid (a crayon font), Strokin (a great brush face---part charcoal part paint strokes), Bevel Hands, Bunk (a layered beveled type system absed on a monoline fat rounded sans, Bunk Base 2), Spengler (inline face), Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
This used to have alphadings and dingbats by Anastacia E. Zittel (b. 1976) from Douglas, Massachusetts, all made between 1990 and 2002: AEZ-American-Woman, AEZ-Americana, AEZ-April-Fool's-Day-dings, AEZ-I-saw-the-Sign, AEZ-Jon's-Handwriting, AEZ-Kate's-Handwriting, AEZ-Lacy-Hearts, AEZ-Native-American-Turtle, AEZ-Owls-for-Traci>, AEZ-Traci's-Handwriting, AEZ-Transportation-2005, AEZ-Vanity, AEZ-Where's-Harry?, AEZ-another-turtle-font, AEZ-batty, AEZ-beep-beep!, AEZ-black-cat, AEZ-blocky, AEZ-boats, AEZ-bunnies, AEZ-buzz-buzz, AEZ-camping, AEZ-celebrate, AEZ-chalkboard, AEZ-clothes, AEZ-curly-Q, AEZ-deco-dings, AEZ-ducks, AEZ-executive-hearts, AEZ-eyes-have-it, AEZ-fishie-fishie, AEZ-giraffes, AEZ-goldfish, AEZ-halloween-dingbats, AEZ-here-ducky,-ducky, AEZ-medieval-dings, AEZ-mother-daughter-ducks, AEZ-my-pet-fish, AEZ-no-name, AEZ-not-your-mom's-ariel-font, AEZ-outlinevertical, AEZ-owlness, AEZ-puppy-dog, AEZ-ruff,-ruff, AEZ-scrapbooking-dings, AEZ-scripty-2, AEZ-scripty, AEZ-seascape, AEZ-snowman, AEZ-spooky, AEZ-steeple, AEZ-sunflower-letters, AEZ-swim-away, AEZ-toy-dolls, AEZ-wedding-dings, AEZAnastacia's-Dings, AEZAnastaciaHW, AEZJanuary-1, AEZJanuarybold-1, AEZLeighHW, AEZSTPatricksDay, AEZanotherfont, AEZbasic-font, AEZbears, AEZbighearts, AEZblot-by-Jon-Zittel, AEZcircles, AEZclassicaltoys, AEZcrazycats, AEZcrimsonandclover, AEZcrochet, AEZdaisy, AEZdazzleme, AEZdollz, AEZdots, AEZfairies, AEZhearts, AEZholidaybears, AEZinsects, AEZlemonade, AEZmedievaldings2, AEZmmmcaffeine, AEZmonster, AEZmoonbeam, AEZoutlinefrenzy-1, AEZsegar, AEZsunflowers, AEZsweethearts, AEZturtle, AEZzipedity.
Alternate URL. There are also free handwriting fonts: AEZ-American-Woman, AEZ-country-girl, AEZLeighHW, AEZ-Traci's-Handwriting, AEZ-Jon's-Handwriting. Fontmaking tutorial [dead link]. The font pages seem to have disappeared.
Luis Huacuja (was: Aenigmate) designed Emophonic (2005, techno), Dreaming of Lilian (2005), Brawl (2005, futuristic) and Backslash (2005). Dafont link.
AEP (or: An Elektrum Press)
Now located in Seattle, WA, and before that in El Prado, NM, Pond is a freelance software specialist who did some great work at Amazon.com. Ashley Evan Pond (who also used the company names AEP and An Elektrum Press) designed the IBM logo imitation typeface Element (1996), as well as Vampire Winter, Kismet Demibold, Atrium Initials, Atrium Deco, Abraxis, Seraphim Freaky, Acrylic, Aradia Heavy, Blocks, Evil Egg (based on psychedelic lettering by Chipper Thompson), International, Zebra, Daisy, Inverno, American Light, Santa Fe, Karma, Romanette, and American.
Aesthetix Font Company
Adam Fathony (AF Studio, Bandung, Indonesia) created the vintage typeface Grandesa (2014), the signage typeface Magnifika (2014) and the Victorian typeface Marema (2014).
In 2015, he published the connected swashy script typeface Octavia Script, the brush scripts Carbonera and Shallom, the hand-lettered Vanilla Daisy Script and Mightype, the watercolor script Hollycakes, and the connected Brayden Script (and Sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Drustic Daily, Karlberg Script, Ecosmith Script, Halosense Script (calligraphic), Lunar Cone (connected layered script), Clarkson Script, Salvador Script, Salvador Serif, Salvador Condensed, La Venice Script (retro signage lettering). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crazy Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1986) of the grunge typeface Antropofagia (2010). Born in 1986. He also made Afronsu (2011), Estaktu (2012, influenced by Sao Paulo's graffiti or pixacao), and Abstract Rua (2012). Aka afronsu Afronsu. [Google] [More] ⦿
Afrojet Type Foundry
John Skelton is a type designer from St. Paul, MN, b. 1973. He is currently based in Portland, OR. He started out in 2008 as afrojet on FontStruct, making many free fonts there. Late in 2009, he set up Afrojet Type Foundry at MyFonts.
FontStructions in 2008: Playtime (an original stencil family), Playtime Pattern Motifs (dings), Playtime Rounded (+Bold), Playtime Cutouts, Mango Solid (ultra fat, rounded), Mooch (experimental), Mooch Squared, Zombies Are The New Black, Jettison Stencil, Micromoog, hewett, hewett_bold, hewett_extended, Mikey (a Mickey Mouse font). Other creations there include Summer Grillz (about which he writes More gangster than Gill with more gold than Garamond, Summer Grillz is type jewelry for your mouth. All letterforms are diamond-kut using the finest type constructing software on the market today. Customize your grill with different fills., Lovestruc, Konstruct (multiline face), Steeplechase, Sawhorse, Sawhorse Braumarks (dingbats of a brewery), Alfred, Chesterfield, Hydroplane, Jettison-Stencil, Pop-Drops (kitchen tile face), Starstruc, Lovestruc, Chesterfield Prince, Chesterfield King, Chesterfield Queen (piano key font), Brainfreeze (ultra fat).
Fontstructions in 2009: the Sans Serious family (a tribute to Dutch Bauhaus designer Jurriaan Schrofer), Factory (stencil), Hunstrüct (blackletter), Slug, Micromoog Remix, Get To The Falcon, Jetstream and Perforate (octagonal, loosely based on several styles of letter and numeral forms observed on various aircrafts at the Evergreen Aviation&Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon), Get To The Falcon (multiline face), StacheStruct (moustache font), Factory (stencil), Playtime Bolda, Thunderball, Gaga, Gaga Stencil, Pinpression, Sessions (a take on type by Josef Albers; he writes: Having previously played around in Fontstruct with Anni Albers' textile patterns, I thought it time to turn my attention to her husband Josef's work. Josef Albers' constructivist typographic experiments are a perfect match for Fontstruct. Other Fontstructors have done great work with Alber's ideas. Most notably, Saberrider's fontsract and Stewf's Leaflet family. Using Josef Albers' Kombinationsschrift alphabet (1928-1931) as my foundation, I've been having a lot of fun remixing and experimenting with his letters.).
Fonts made in 2010: Whoopee (piano key face), Prog.
Commercial fonts: Sessions (2009, modular).
About five original fonts are available here. The designer is Peter Smith. Names: Fuck, Schleterian, Birdhaus (great!!!), Sooper, Elmico and Erika, mostly handwriting.
Aga Silva is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, Aga designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Lisa D. Jenkins designed some beautiful fonts, such as Xanadu, Laser Systems (1998) and Kitchen Tiles. Explanation provided by her the gorgeous Kitchen Tiles: "This font was originally designed by Boris Mahovac of Abeceda dizajn. I liked the look of it, and thought it should be a fairly easy font to re-create in order to test out the Softy software. I changed a great number of the characters from his original design mostly for readability reasons. This font includes pretty much all the international characters so that everyone can enjoy it." The free stuff is only a sample of the full families. She also made Cat Silhouettes. All of Lisa's fonts are first rate and beautiful, so please support her. On February 9, 1999, she removed Kitchen Tiles. Go here for the story. She also runs AJ's Catz, a cat font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese site with one original free font each week. Some fonts are great, such as 5&up-Namco, 5&up-Airport, 5&up-KC, 5&up-Peanuts, and 5&up-Sega. There are also hiragana fonts for free. Designer: Katsuya Nakamura. Dead link! [Google] [More] ⦿
Adilson Gonzales de Oliveira Junior, or just Agonz, is a Brazilian designer who graduated from UNESP Design University in Sao Paulo. He is currently based in Bauru, Brazil. Inspired by aircraft models from the 1940s, Agonz created the free condensed sans typeface Ailerons (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer, b. 1980, of Khaira (2015, a bold rounded monolline sans), DS Maret 12 (2015, a mechanical octagonal typeface family), DS Macuzione (2012, hand-printed), Dylovastuff (2010), Dylov4Stuff (2010), and Raysha (2010, techno face).
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
A free all caps layered typeface family made in 2015 by the crew at Type Together, namely, Veronika Burian, Jose Scaglione, Sonja Stange, Elena Veguillas and Irene Vlachou. Ahoj is a bold display sans serif inspired by images of old signs and lettering found in different cities. The typeface family was produced in a four-day workshop in Prague. Voluntary contributions will be used to help the victims of the 2015 quake in Nepal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of Aheads Brush Script (2016), Mahakam Script (2016), the free hand-crafted psychedelic typeface Verona (2016) and the free script typeface Markona Script (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
Lutz Baar (b. Berlin, 1946) ran Antropos. He is a calligrapher/type designer who runs a design studio called Miraculus Artwork in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the now defunct Antropos site, he used to offer Antropos (2002), a free prehistoric-lettering font. He is a contributor to the anthroposophic style of thinking and creating.
Nice fonts at old Antropos site included: Aristoteles, Platonia, Andromeda, Zeitgeist, Artemis, Andromeda Engschrift, BaarAntropos, BaarAntroposAidfont, BaarAntroposBold, BaarAntroposBoldItalic, BaarAntroposCaps, BaarAntroposDisplay, BaarAntroposEngschrift, BaarAntroposItalic, BaarGoetheanis (2002), BaarLemuria (2002), BaarMetanoia (2002), BaarMetanoiaBold, BaarMetanoiaBoldItalic, BaarMetanoiaItalic, BaarPhilos, BaarPhilosBold, BaarPhilosBoldItalic, BaarPhilosItalic, BaarSophia (2002), BaarSophiaBold, BaarSophiaBoldItalic, BaarSophiaItalic, BaarZeitgeist.
He founded Menschengeist and Aidfonts (2005), where one can download his Sophia, Metanoia and Philos families.
Chank organized a 50-person design camp in 2003 in which the participants created three free fonts based on sticks, stones and twigs. The fonts, dated 2004, are
Akira Hayashi (Ainezunouzu) is the Japanese designer of the experimental Latin fonts UzuAutotwo, UzuBalloonO, UzuBalloon, UzuBiscuit, UzuBmp01_06 (pixel), UzuCheeseO, UzuCheese, UzuCracker and UzuRenga. He also made the handwritten kanji fonts UzuPen, UzuPencil, UzuKaku, UzuMaru, UzuFace, UzuOfTsuchiyaB, UzuOfTsuchiya, UzuFude. [Google] [More] ⦿
French digital type foundry, est. 2007, located in Lille. The type coop includes Stéphane Meurice, Xavier Meurice, Sébastien Delobel (the three founders), as well as Jérémie Perrin and Baptiste Servais.
Commercial fonts include these made by Atelier Télescopique: Stone Heure (2007, multiline), Ader, Bepierre (pixel), Beye (pixel), Birinte (experimental), Boureuse (an elegant geometric sans), Byme, Capulco, Ciceron (dot matrix), Delory (clean sans), Dicion (dot matrix), Dixca (pixel), Fisher, Fluo (2012-2014, a stencil font by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel), Hic, Kune (sans family), Lailuya, Lienne, Mentable (dot matrix), Mento (clean sans), Merik, Miante, Micale, Mulette, Naconda, Nalfabait (dings), Natomi (techno), Nibalsmith (ultra-fat), Norak, Normal, Peindice, Rabik (paperclip face), Raoul, Rijsel (2013, sans), Rondie (kitchen tile), Rubal, Scard, Screenex, Stone Heure (prismatic), Singolo, Sphiquesy, Steroid, Stuce, Tino, Tomica, Treen, Varo, Velinge (dings), Veu, Vrette, Vure, Yoli (dings), Xatif, Zofage.
Corporate typefaces by them include the Quechua family (for the sports company Quechua in Domancy, France), which consists of four typefaces, Bionnassay (for cross-country skiing), Forclaz (mountain hiking), Arpenaz (for recreational hiking) and Capcir (for Nordic skiing).
Aioku Fonts (was: Kung-Fu fonts, or: Superfunk.com)
Free fonts for PC and Mac made by Mike Lecky from Charlottetown, PEI, Canada. Mike Lecky's (mostly grunge) fonts: ATeam, Brad (glaz krak face), Bruce, BuddySystem, Class_of_74 (pixel font), Desi, DickSoup, EverCrash (extra thin LED font), Font, Funboy, Fruitsalad (pixel face), Jobats, Leck, Jet_Plane, Kevin Seconds, Losers, Mike_s_BigDay, Misfit, Rusty, WatchBreaker, Mark, Decline of the Western Civilization, Roadkill, x5, Brody (geometric font by Guilherme Capile!), Mark (grunge), Lou (handwriting), Kevin (handwriting).
Interesting graphic design and typography news and blog site by Antonio Carusone. His CV in his own words: Born in Queens, NY into a colorful Italian family, Antonio Carusone has been in the creative arts since he was a child. His early artistic talents led him to NYCs esteemed, High School of Art and Design, where he graduated in 1997. He then attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he studied Computer Animation. Currently Antonio resides in NYC, where he is a Senior Art Director at Ogilvy. Prior to Ogilvy he was an Art Director at Atmosphere BBDO where he worked on projects which have included Lays, Dial, Red Stripe, AOL, NFL, Gillette, Cingular, Audi, Verizon, and Bank of America. Type subpage. Commercial typefaces: Enotmik (2008, a monocase display typeface available in two weights, Light and Bold. Designed on a grid, Enotmik (2008) is made up of 90 and 45 degree angles). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
A.J. Palmer fonts
A.J. Palmer gives away his own TrueType font creations: Bookworm, Casual, Casual Tossed, Goofball, Pretzel, Roughage, Wacko, Yoinks. My favorites are Roughage (each character is bold hand-printed by repeating the strokes many times with a thin lead pencil), and the tipsy turvy Wacko. Alternate URL.
Aka Acid (or: Cybertronical Design)
UI mobile and web designer in Athens, Greece. Myrto made these free pixel typefaces between 2007 and 2013: Aka-AcidGR-4B, Aka-AcidGR-4B20, Aka-AcidGR-5X5, Aka-AcidGR-ArialPixel, Aka-AcidGR-BoredRe, Aka-AcidGR-Elektr, Aka-AcidGR-Everyday, Aka-AcidGR-Kairee, Aka-AcidGR-Mazew, Aka-AcidGR-Micro, Aka-AcidGR-Necplus, Aka-AcidGR-Neustyle, Aka-AcidGR-Pixel, Aka-AcidGR-Starmap, Aka-AcidGR-Stunt, Aka-AcidGR-SystemTronical, Aka-AcidGR-SystemsAnalysis, Aka-AcidGR-Web, Aka-AcidGR-Zephyrea, Aka-AcidGRAccessN12. The pore-2007 typefaces include Aka-AcidGR-4B, Aka-AcidGR-4B20, Aka-AcidGR-ArialPixel, Aka-AcidGR-Compacta, Aka-AcidGR-Elektr, Aka-AcidGR-Everyday, Aka-AcidGR-Kairee, Aka-AcidGR-Mazew, Aka-AcidGR-Micro, Aka-AcidGR-Mutlu, Aka-AcidGR-Necplus, Aka-AcidGR-Neustyle, Aka-AcidGR-Starmap, Aka-AcidGR-SuperG, Aka-AcidGR-SystemTronical, Aka-AcidGR-SystemsAnalysis, Aka-AcidGR-Web, Aka-AcidGR-Zephyrea, Aka-AcidGRAccessN12.
The following text and script fonts and dingbats were made from 2007 until 2013: AC-Hollow_unicode, Aka-Acid-Animaux, Aka-Acid-Bots, Aka-Acid-Mockups, Aka-AcidGR-AfterDiet, Aka-AcidGR-AlmostGothic, Aka-AcidGR-AngryJoe, Aka-AcidGR-Around, Aka-AcidGR-Atomic, Aka-AcidGR-BadFont, Aka-AcidGR-BadKitty, Aka-AcidGR-BigInJapan, Aka-AcidGR-BriefEncounter, Aka-AcidGR-Calligram, Aka-AcidGR-Chubby, Aka-AcidGR-Collage, Aka-AcidGR-Compacta, Aka-AcidGR-CompactaScript, Aka-AcidGR-Composition, Aka-AcidGR-ContencedScript, Aka-AcidGR-Cord, Aka-AcidGR-Creepy, Aka-AcidGR-Curly, Aka-AcidGR-CurlyEarly, Aka-AcidGR-CuttingEdge, Aka-AcidGR-Cyberella, Aka-AcidGR-DiaryGirl, Aka-AcidGR-Dingme, Aka-AcidGR-Disturbed, Aka-AcidGR-DisturbingCookie, Aka-AcidGR-Dot, Aka-AcidGR-Dotted, Aka-AcidGR-FatCondensed, Aka-AcidGR-FatItalic, Aka-AcidGR-FatMarker, Aka-AcidGR-Fatbamboo, Aka-AcidGR-FifiTheCat, Aka-AcidGR-Fifindrel, Aka-AcidGR-FifisHand, Aka-AcidGR-Freefeel, Aka-AcidGR-FrenchToast, Aka-AcidGR-Fristgrade, Aka-AcidGR-Froglusly, Aka-AcidGR-GhostStory, Aka-AcidGR-Gorgi, Aka-AcidGR-Graduate, Aka-AcidGR-GreekPharmacist, Aka-AcidGR-Grudge, Aka-AcidGR-HappyPuppy, Aka-AcidGR-HiSchool, Aka-AcidGR-Hurry, Aka-AcidGR-ImpressingTeacher, Aka-AcidGR-Inky, Aka-AcidGR-Kiki, Aka-AcidGR-Liberate, Aka-AcidGR-Lightinjapan, Aka-AcidGR-Limbo, Aka-AcidGR-Linky, Aka-AcidGR-LivingSword, Aka-AcidGR-Loving, Aka-AcidGR-Lundi, Aka-AcidGR-Lycee, Aka-AcidGR-MC, Aka-AcidGR-MakingMonsters, Aka-AcidGR-MediumInJapan, Aka-AcidGR-Mutlu, Aka-AcidGR-Pasta, Aka-AcidGR-RealAdult, Aka-AcidGR-RomanScript, Aka-AcidGR-RoundUp, Aka-AcidGR-Safe, Aka-AcidGR-Sagging, Aka-AcidGR-Sausages, Aka-AcidGR-Schoolgirl, Aka-AcidGR-ScrachThis, Aka-AcidGR-ScriptCondenced, Aka-AcidGR-Serif, Aka-AcidGR-Slimthin, Aka-AcidGR-SocialRage, Aka-AcidGR-StretchUp, Aka-AcidGR-StrokingLines, Aka-AcidGR-SuperG, Aka-AcidGR-ThickStick, Aka-AcidGR-ThinBlackboard, Aka-AcidGR-TinyCondenced, Aka-AcidGR-TotallyPlain, Aka-AcidGR-Tremor, Aka-AcidGR-Vectroid, Aka-AcidGR-WideMe, Aka-AcidGR-Wurly, Aka-AcidGR-Xtend, Aka-AcidGR5yearsold, Aka-AcidGRBuzzed, Aka-AcidGRFatCord, Aka-AcidGRFreakedOut, Aka-AcidGROpen, Aka-AcidGRPathetic, Aka-AcidGRSpagetti, Aka-Acid_Knickknack, AkaAcidQuickPad.
Loïc Sander (Akalollip) is a Strasbourg-based graphic and type designer, b. Germany. He is associated with Production Type.
In 2015, he designed the didone typeface family Trianon at Production Type, in Text, Grande and Caption sub-families. Benedikt Bramböck writes: Weighing in at a total number of forty-two styles spread out over four size-specific families, it is certainly not another blunt revival of a Didot typeface. Even more remarkable than the size of the type system is the stylistic scope it covers, including elaborate italics, monolinear Lights, heavily slab-serif-flavored Caption cuts, and Grande styles that verge on becoming stencils---all referencing different works from the golden era of the Didots. With this pluralism of style and character, Trianon almost commands you to use it in all the "wrong"ways, exhibiting flamboyant shapes, flexibility, and individuality. In 2016, he added the gorgeous fat didone typeface
Japanese free font maker specializing mainly in pixel fonts, kana, kanji, Latin. A partial list of their fonts, all made in 2004: 53SeedExtended, 53Veda, 53VedaExtended, 55Kana, 55KanaExtended, 75Naga, 75NagaExtended, 76NagaBold, 76NagaBoldExtended, 88Zen. [Google] [More] ⦿
akaType is James Milligan's outfit. Fonts made by him include akaPosse (2005), akaArcade (2003, Victorian), akaDylan (2005, comic book style set of three typefaces), akaChen, akaDora (2005, script), akaFrivolity (2002), akaHoggle (2002), akaIndic (2002), akaPotsley (2002, Victorian).
Pest, Hungary-based designer of Hexa (2012, free hexagonal typeface).
Trefort Grotesk (2014) is a custom unicase monoline condensed sans typeface that was created for a World War II monument at Eötvös Loránd University to commemorate the university's students and professors who died during the war.
In 2016, he designed the octagonal typeface Matematica: Matematica is a rounded, unicase, mono-spaced, pseudo-bitmap typeface constructed on a 5-by-5 grid. Relying on the most basic geometric shapes, the typeface draws heavily on the work of Dutch Bauhaus typographer Jurriaan Schrofer (1926-1990).
Partial list of Alan Carr's fonts, made principally between 1992 and 2004: AdLib, AdLibEx, AdLibTh, AdLibWd, Algeria, Animals, Anwik, Arcitectura, BeeBopp, BeeBoppWide, Blast, BlueCard, BusinessIndustrial, BusinessIndustrialDingbats, Busorama, Carolus, CarrAnimalDingbats, CarrArrowsfilled, CarrArrowsoutline, CarrAstroDings, CarrBalloons, CarrDingbats1, CarrDingbats2, CarrDings, CarrElecDingbats, CarrElectronicDingbats, CarrGovernment, CarrKeys, CarrSpace, CarrXmasDingbats, Carrick-Regular, CarrickCaps-Caps:001.001, CaslonAntique, CaslonAntiqueItalic, CaslonAntiqueLefty, CharlemagneBold, Choc, ChocWd, Coco, ComicBook2, Croissant, CroissantEx, CroissantLefty, CroissantWd, Desoto, Electrik-Italic, Electrik, ElectrikCn, ElectrikEx, ElectrikWd, Empire, Enviro, EnviroCapsLefty, ErasContour-Italic, ErasContour, ErasContourEx, ErasContourLeftyWide, ErasContourTh, ErasContourWd, Fletcher-Gothic (art nouveau face, made famous by the TV show Murder She Wrote), Fountainpen, Fragola, Frankfurt, FrankfurtCn, FrankfurtExtended, FrankfurtLefty, GlypicItalic, Graphik, GraphikShadow, Halt, Hobo, HoboLeftified, KabelBook, KabelLeftieBook, Keypunch, KeypunchLeftie, Leigh, Lithos, MathSymbol, MtypeCursive, NewYorker, NewYorkerEngraved, Omnibus, Paintbrush-Italic, Paintbrush, PaintbrushCn, PaintbrushLeftified, PaintbrushWd, PaperClip-Bold, PaperClip-Italic, PaperClip, PaperClipCn-Italic, PaperClipEx-Italic, PaperClipWd, PaperClipsBentToTheLeft, Quadrille, QuickSilver, Revere, Roller, Squire, States, Stop, Tatum, TestFrogRemix, UnitedStates, Uptight-Italic, Uptight, UptightCn, UptightEx, UptightLefti, UptightTh, XmasDings, YankeeEngravedNormal.
Nottingham / Derby, UK-based designer. He made the straight-edged experimental display typefaces Lazer Addiktz (2013: free EPS format typeface) and Next Level (2013). In 2016, he published an all caps poster entitled Alphabetica. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Alan Alan and as I Like Fonts. Edinburgh, Scotland-based designer of the freeware fonts Meat Raffle (2016), Milk (2002), Jobby (2002, grunge), Matchbox (2002), Dirty Fox (2012, nice grungy caps), Laundry Day (2011), Gorestep (2011, dripping paint font), Stylo (2011), Cable Guy (2011), Bodypump (2002), Aztec Hipster (2012, Mexican simulation typeface), Afro House (2012, tribal), Mashed (2012: a grungy stencil take on the Mash logo), Original Junglist (2012: white on black poster face), Tower Blocks (2013), and AP Digibats (2002). Many of these fonts have no punctuation.
Type designer (formerly Alan Greene) who is presently at MvB Design in charge of font production. Before that, he was head of custom font creation at FontShop San Francisco, and was also briefly at T26.
Albatross (or: Font Deals)
Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.
Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline typeface Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow typeface Blox (2008), the 3-d wood typeface Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.
In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).
In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western typeface ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script typeface ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.
Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).
Typefaces from 2014: Signyard (a retro overlay font family that evokes motel signage), Microbrew (letterpress emulation in many increasingly grungy styles, accompanied by Ornaments and Banners), Sparhawk (a 3d layered display font), Castor One (wood and letterpress style), Altus (a hand-drawn elliptical sans, +Altus Extras: ornaments).
Hubert Bartels' Albedo fonts in truetype and type 1, 1996. "This is the font used in Steven Gallacci's Albedo Universe. Sean Malloy created a Postscript version in 1992; I based my font on that version, modifying many of the characters and adding punctuation." [Google] [More] ⦿
Albert J. Kim
Albertine Nerevan is a Quebec-based designer, b. 1973. Blog. Creator of the old-fashioned handwriting typefaces Holiday Home (2009), Lapointe's Road (2009, connected script), Les oeufs de Cassowary (2009), Edward's Wedding (2009), Flowers Cube (2009), and Philomène&Ephrem (2009).
Painter, sculptor and graphic designer, b. Madrid, 1942. He was commissioned in 2000 by the city of Bilbao to design a font with a Basque look. The result was Alfabeto Bilbao. Alternate URL with some of his paintings. Alfabeto Bilbao is free at Yo de Bilbao. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic and industrial designer, post-producer and writer born in Alicante, Spain. He created a number of free typefaces in 2011 that are available via Devian Tart and Open Font Library: Berly, Octagon, Bubbles, EcoLive, Industrial, Filler.
His typefaces were made in 2006 and 2007: Recorder Face, Recorder Eye, Recorder Eyes, Sabaean GG, Ugaritic GG. Little School (2001) is an large school script font family that looks a bit like Little Days (2001, West Wind Fonts) but with rulers and lines thrown in. And Little Days in turn is genetically linked to Memimas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alberto Rodríguez Diaz
Alberto Varela Ferreiro
A bunch of truetype fonts with many accents, probably for some German dialect: ALDlight, ALD1Italic, ALD2Italic, ALD3Italic, ALD4Italic, ALD5Italic, ALD6Italic, ALD7Italic, ArialMT, Arial-Black. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mysterious outfit that used to be located at 731 S La Brea Avenue in Los Angeles, CA 90036. Between 1997 and 2000 it modified and improved some existing fonts. There is also an Aldus company (but this time related to Mark Myers in San Diego) that used to bundle its fonts with TypeTwister---this may or may not be a different company. Fonts from Aldus that are traveling the internet include AestheticPlain, AllegroSwashes, Angel, Angel, AssayExtraExtended, AssayRimmed, Cardinal, Cruickshank, Dainty, Dominican, FantasiaCaps (based on Fantasia from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), GothicCaps (based on Gothic from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Lettresombrees, LubnaCaps (based on Lubna from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Nabel (based on Nabel from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Napoli (based on Napoli from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Penelope, Regal (based on Regal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. I), Romant (based on Romant from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. III), Royal (based on Royal from the Aridi Initial Caps Vol. II), Spire, SpireAlt, SpireExtraLight, SpireExtraLightAlt, SpireShaded, WahingtonAntiqueOpen. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, she designed the grid-and-circle-based typeface Risk.
Alejandro Cabrera Avila
Graphic designer who studied at FADU, University of Buenos Aires, from 1997 until 2005. Creator of these typefaces:
Creator of the free connect-the-dots typeface Polyline Typo (2013), which is based on the AutoCAD polyline icon.
Alejandro Valdéz Sanabria
Graphic and sound designer in Skopje, Macedonia. In 2014, he created the free squarish typeface Desonanz for Latin, Greek, Coptic and Cyrillic. The orginal design of Desonanz dates back to 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shtip, Macedonia-based designer (b. 1984) of the comic book fonts Nikad Robom (2015) and Botin (2015, based on the lettering of "Vojdan" by cartoonist Dime Ivanov Dimano). He also designed the grungy typewriter typeface Corona 3 Typewriter (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: SCM Zephyr Deluxe (old typewriter font), Gorski (rough comic book font), Canon Typestar 210 (typewriter font), Corona 4 Typewriter, Olivetti Valentine (old typewriter font), SCM Galaxie XII (old typewriter font), Kokan (hand-crafted). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Moscow, b. 1985. His (mostly free) typefaces include the ultra fat art deco typeface Beyond Cyrillic (2009) and Eyelevation Pro (2009, for Eyelevation magazine (in Russian): free at dafont since 2012), Bifurk Asmod (2006, display face), FatC (2010, a rounded curly didone display face), Kodzini (2008, a great asian simulation face) and SheruPro (2009, another great (free) faux oriental face), AleksandraC (2010, +Vintage: free at Dafont), Beyond (2014).
In 2013, the following typefaces could be bought at Graphic River: AS Scripty, AS Vardo (hairline sans), AS Negal, AS Vino, AS Neo Medium, AS Amplo (a wide all caps sans), AS Neo, AS Bordo Regular, and AS Grammatika.
Russian codesigner (with Ivan Gladkikh and Alexandr Kalachëv) of Days and Days One (2009, a display sans face), and with Jovanny Lemonad of Metro (2009, constructivist) and Stalin One (2012, constructivist face, free at Google Web Fonts). Behance link. Typetype link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cagliari, Italy-based designer of the masculine octagonal typeface Qatsi (2014) and the wedgy sans typeface Mezzana (2015). Mezzana is a free font inspired by Corrado Mezzana (1890-1952), an italian artist who designed stamps and award notices in the 1930s, 1940s and 1950s. The font is also partially based on Paul Renner's Futura and Alessandro Butti and Aldo Novarese's Semplicita. Behance link. Additional link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Web designer based in Rome. Creator of Pyconic (2012), an icon font in PNG format with 768 icons. He also has a free 40-icon EPS and truetype font for weather icons called Meteocons (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design tudent at ISIA Roma in 2013. Creator of the free 6-style slab serif typeface Aleo (2013): Aleo is a contemporary typeface designed as the slab serif companion to the Lato font by Lukasz Dziedzic. Aleo has semi-rounded details and a sleek structure, giving it a strong personality while still keeping readability high. It is also available from Open Font Library. Posters by Bush Mthembu (Durban, South Africa). Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Banks (AB Design; b. 1983) is based in Warrington, UK. Creator of the octagonal font Sliced AB (2006) and the chunky Chukny (2013). In 2015, he made the free rounded sans typeface Duster AB. In 2016, he designed the squarish Flat Four typeface family.
Graphic designer in Detroit, MI. Designer at FontStruct in 2009 of the extra condensed typeface Vertigo. In 2012, he made Bar Sans, a free headline sans that was inspired by all of the old hand made signage found along Eight Mile Boulevard in Detroit. Good Enough (2012) is a free monospaced programming font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alex Buka (Archy Studio, in Vienna, Austria, and Marina del Rey, CA) created Designosaur (2012, a bold sans typeface).
During his design studies in Sydney, Alex Dale (b. 1989) created the free Khemala techno typeface in 2013. Hanoi (2013) is a free octagonal typeface. In 2014, Alegre Sans, Bebas Neue and Dharma Gothic inspired him to create the free typeface Reckoner.
Bilbao-based graduate of the EASD-ADGE School of Arts and Design in Vitoria-Gasteiz. He moved to Madrid to join Fetenstudio. Designer of the tweetware / bribeware sans typeface De La Fuente (2014). Microsite. In 2015, Fetenstudio published the sans typeface Optotypo (design by Alex de la Fuente and art direction by Sara Bautista). Optotypo was inspired by eye chart typography.
Patagonian illustrator (mostly for children) and designer in Puerto Madryn, Argentina. Creator of the free cinematic font AD Nautilus (2013). On his web page, we find various poster lettering typefaces such as Pupitre Type (2013).
In 2014, he created the fantastic black brush poster font AD Bulky Note, the angular poster typeface AD Polaquita, Roberto Underground, Pasquin, and the fun (free) poster typeface AD Sura (a tribute to Czech graphic artist Jaroslav Sura).
Pavlodar, Kazakhstan-based designer (b. 1987) of the medieval calligraphic typeface Square Capitals (2014, Latin and Cyrillic), the uncial typeface Uncial (2015) and the Trajan typeface Capitalis Monumentalis (2015). In 2015, he designed the angular and angry straight-edged typeface KZ Kirpich, the tangram-inspired German expressionist typeface Tangramus, and the Latin / Cyrillic deco typeface Kvadrat.
For a course at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design, GA), Alex Lang designed the modular typeface Pentagram (2013).
Alex van Galen
Graphic designer in Minneapolis, who designed the free display sans typeface Hakone (2013).
Karlsruhe-based software developer. Creator of the large (and free) Unicode font Quivira (2005). It covers mathematics, chess, astrological symbols, arrows, fists, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, Armenian, Georgian, Tifinagh, Coptic, emoticons, Vai, and Braille, to name just a few ranges. Alexander graduated in computer science at the Hochschule Mannheim University of Applied Sciences (degree: Diplom-Informatiker (UAS)). [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer of the Russsian Road Sign Font (2013), in which the Cyrillic part is based on standards GOST 10807-78 and GOST R 52290-2004. This font is used on Russian road signs. There is a Latin part, which is not standardized. Free download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director and graphic designer in San Francisco who likes the color red. Behance link. Creator of stylish logotype, found art, or display typefaces: Baroquen (2010), Bent Type (2010), Decoder, Determinant (2010, art deco), Edgewise (2009; art deco stencil, also called a piano key face), Elektrotrash (2009), Estereo (2010), Metrobloc (2010; modular), Eurobloc (modular), Victropolis (serifed), Determinant (more art deco). Behance link. The web page is rather confusing, so it's hard to tell which images are of fonts and which are just pictures of alphabets. Some fonts are free, such as the grungy Antechamber (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Developer of these free font families, quite exquisite and complete:
He contributed to the GNU Freefont project via FreeSerif Cyrillic, and some of the Greek symbols. He also provided valuable direction about Cyrillic and Greek typesetting.
Designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, b. 1992, aka Alexey Frukta. He made the free fonts Kankin (2012, a heavy display typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Silverfake (2012), Tetra (2011. +Cyrillic), Pacifica (2011), Perforama (2010), Velvet Drop (2010) and Bardelin (2010), Sumkin (2010, a fat signage typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), SumkinfreetypeMRfrukta2010, TotShrift-BoldBold (2010), Bext (2010), the leaf-themed display typeface Kaori (2010, Latin and Cyrillic), Grandnover (2010), and the futuristic typefaces Kvadro (2009), Brava Novella (2010, heavy slab serif) and Kardon (2010), downloadable here.
Some of his fonts are commercial, including the beautiful fat display typeface Houston (2013).
Alexis Angulo (Pasay, The Philippines) created the angular display typeface Angulo in 2013.
Graduate of the Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Born in Syracuse, Sicily, he spent half of his life in New York City, and studied for four years in The Netherlands. He worked in Lithuania with a group called Alfa60, and is now based in Turin.
His typefaces: Equo (2006), a VAG Round style display family which also includes Equo Stencil Caps, Equo Extended, Equo Extra Fat, Shaolin Caps, Stout Caps (revised in 2015), Frank-Latin (wide wedge-serifed face), Crasto (serif family), MM Vinny (a multiple master family designed for use by the cosa nostra), Yorker (based on The NewYorker), MM Charlie or Charlie Grotesque (2013, a sans typeface family in the American style of Morris Fuller Benton), Artissima Condensed (a dada poster font, now called Altissma Condensed), Romano Grotesque (angular, chiseled: revised in 2015), Futura Passata (a rounded all caps version of Futura that combines two widths of a wood type version of Futura for use in posters), Novalis Condensed, Bianco (a bespoke sans created for Nero magazine), Bianco Serif (used in some sections of The New York Times), Lago Sans (gemetric superfamily), Arial Grotesque.
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Alfredo Marco Pradil
Ali Sabet (Pixopop foundry, Irvine, CA) is the creator of Pixopop Kawaii Girls (2012), Pixopop Dodo (2012), Pixopop Roughcut (2012), a dingbat font of characters owned by Sabet Brands. He also made Pixopop Confusion (2012) and Pixopop Monstalove (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ali Yasar Isgoren
Alien Foundery used to be called Bsillkrieg. Thibault Dietlin (b. 1987, Besançon) who runs it is located in Annecy (before that, in Besançon). He makes these fonts freely available via Dafont in 2008: Zfonts (grunge), Pee On Face (grunge), Hardcore Pen (graffiti), La Fraktouille (sketched blackletter face), Crustype crust (grunge), Crust Clean (grunge), My Goth Is Better, city burn night after night and we spraypaint the walls 1.0. Additions in 2009: Black Spoon (minimalist sans with exaggerated x-height), Hurray (clean sans), Tes (sans), Urbana (grungy stencil), Black Spoon, Boa, The City Burn (grunge), Riot AF (grungy stencil), Blind (Braille font). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Based in Denpasar, Bali, Alit Suarnegara (Gurita Hitam, b. 1986) created the thin connected script typeface Mooglonk (2016), the decorative didone Florva (2016), the connected script typefaces Asfrogas (2016), Bromello (2015, brush), Vroffloow (2015, in script and sans styles), Godfeem (2015), Mooglonk (2015) and Kemayu (2015). Other typefaces by Alit include Rofitaste (2016, brush style), Qarvic (2016, a sans), Qarvic Icon (2016), Morva (2016, a decorative didone), Young Heart (2016, a free vintage typeface with spurs), Floren (2015, a display serif), Lawasth (2015), Mooglonk Serif (2015), the brush typeface The Faino (2015), the tattoo font Alitide (2015), the watercolor brush typefaces Roomfer (2015) and Norffo (2015), the connect-the-dots typeface Circle Line (2015), the beveled typeface Piramid (2014) and the spurred signage typeface Starck (2013).
All Star Krew
All Star Productions is a cartoon website run by Noir Amador out of Elk Grove, CA. If you click on Misc, you will find some original free fonts: Drewtype (1999, handscribbling, by Andrew Bargeron), U.F.P.O.L.T. or Uniforms for People of limited Taste (2001, comic book lettering by Phillip Cavette, inspired by the lettering of Dan Piraro), Gimetzcobats (2001, some letters made up from bricks, and some dingbats, by Andrew Bargeron, founder of Gimetzco.com, showing artwork from 1996-2001), NOIR (2001, handlettering), 4990810 (1999, Phillip Cavette, a grunge font), AIRBORNE (1999, Phillip Cavette, a grunge font), Ce208 (1999, Phillip Cavette, a primitive handwriting font), FOXYMORONV2 (2002, handlettering by Travis Fox), OneReceipt (1999, Phillip Cavette), RedCometFivetoMars (1999, Phillip Cavette), TwoReceipt (1999, Phillip Cavette). [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Canadian graphic designer Allen Zuk designed these typefaces: Swing (was freely downloadable), Beat, the Kooky family (since 2004 a Bitstream font), Creep, Shadow, Krumple, Arson, Skritch, Schroder. Zuk used to run web pages/outfits called trashtype fonts and Financial Peril. These have disappeared. Home page (his original font pages are gone). Zuk used to work in Edmonton. In 2000, he moved to the UK where he worked as a freelance designer and copywriter until 2004. He currently lives in Toronto. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Filipino designer in Cebu City, b. 1997. Designer of the free font Recycled Bit (2013).
Martin Bengtsson (Alpha Quantum) is a Swedish graphic designer who lives in The Netherlands. He studied at University of Liljeholmen, Sweden. Creator of the sci-fi typeface Alpha Quantum (2012).
Alphabet Agency Font Foundry
Aka Alphabet Agency. Preston, UK-based designer of these typefaces in 2014: Hellfire, Halberdier, Norseman, Order of Calatrava, Lancaster Castle, Santa Rosa (ornamental caps), Arcade, Captain Regular, Captain Shipwreck, Strobe Stencil, Gunslinger (spurred Western font), Street Stencil (+Overspray, +Grime), Abandoned Saloon Font (Western typeface).
In 2015, he made the free speed-themed sports font Top Speed, the baseball logo font Benchmark, the tattoo font Hellfire Club and the decorative caps typeface Santa Rosa.
Typefaces from 2016: Rangers (spurred), Four Potato Farm, Peacemaker (spurred family), Potato Farm, Hammer & Anvil, Mughals (Victorian), Mughals Distressed, Zero 2 Sixty (speed emulation techno font), Neodigital (free; inside the font we find the date 2012 though). Hellofont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A free on-line truetype font editor, developed by Golan Levin, with the help of Jonathan Feinberg and Cassidy Curtis. (Alphabet Synthesis Machine is a co-production of Art21, Inc., New York City, and The Arts Company, Cambridge, MA) It has a font archive with over 7,000 fonts created by visitors. All fonts created are of the inner city graffiti kind, so this is not meant to be a professional tool. I estimate that the archive gets about 50 fonts per day. See, e.g., here for M1. See here for Antarctica (2007) by Czar Choi. [Google] [More] ⦿
He also has an interest in Startrekkery because he designed the typefaces Transformers Movie (2009) and Star Trek Future (2009). All these typefaces are free at Dafont and/or Fontspace. Alternate URL.
In 2010, he did the free brush typeface Fronte del Porto, which is based on the Elia Kazan movie with Marlon Brando entitled On The Waterfront.
There is also a commercial side of Alphabet&Type: In 2010, they published the angular family Antares, the bold organic typeface Minardi (+Collage), and the curly family Vannucci Antico. Metropolis (2010) is an angular typeface based on the titling of Fritz Lang's movie Capolavoro. Sabrina (2010) is taken directly from the Best movie by Billy Wilder, with Audrey Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart. An American in Paris (2010, or: UnAmericanoAParigi) is based on the font used in the movie by Vincente Minnelly, with Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron.
Cleopatra (2011) is a chisel font with a Greek look, based on Cleopatra, the movie by Joseph L. Mankiewkz, starring Liz Taylor and Richard Burton. Il Grinta (2011) is the wedge serif titling font of True Grit, Henry Hathaway's movie starring John Wayne. The beautiful inline typeface Singapore (2011) after the titling in John Brahm's movie featuring Ava Gardner. Strade di Fuoco (2011) is based on the movie Streets of Fire by Walter Hill, with Diane Lane. Flash Gordon (2011) is based on the famous movie by Mike Hodges, starring Max Von Sydow. Amazing Spider Man (2011) is based on the Spiderman movie by Marc Web which featured Andrew Garfield. Captain America (2011) is based on the movie by Joe Johnston, with Chris Evans. Twilight New Moon (2009) is based on the Twilight movie. Electric Dreams (2011) is based on steve Barron's movie.
Tintin (2011) is a comic book typeface based on Steven Spielberg's 2011 movie. Fantastic Four (2011) is a StarTrek style family that is based on the Tim Story movie. Faelorehn (2011) is a vampire script.
Creations from 2012: Sherlock Holmes, Watson (based on Guy Ritchie's movie), Lucky Luke (after the successful Western comic book series by Morris and Goscinny), Danger Diabolik, Ghost Rider (based on the movie by Mark Steven Johnson, starring Nicolas Cage), Notorious (a brush font based on Notorious, a movie by Hitchcock starring Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman), Cullen, Flower Header, Dorian Gray (from the movie by Oliver Parker starring Ben Barnes), Snow White (from Rupert Sanders's movie Snow White and The Huntsman).
Typefaces made in 2013: Beastly (based on the David Barnz movie featuring Vanessa Hudgens), Top Gun (an octagonal typeface based on the movie with Tom Cruise), Manhattan (from Woody Allen's movie), Assassin (based on a Ubisoft video game).
St. Louis lettering artist Robert Leuschke (who grew up and lives in St. Charles, MO) has made some 250 calligraphic fonts for greeting cards, including many for Hallmark Cards, of which about 80 are commercially available: ITC Arid (1997), a flowing handwriting [see also here], ITC Chivalry (2003), Saliere (1997), Love (2003), SendFlowers (1988), Whisper (2003), RugeBoogie (2004, supercurly script), Ambiance (2004, an informal calligraphic design for Bitstream), and a handprinting font, Roelandt BT (2002, Bitstream). The IRC Chat Font (smilies) is free.
In 2003, he found an outlet for his work through P22 and published P22Corinthia, P22ImperialScript, P22OhLey [simulating Mexican writing], P22Petemoss and P22Ruthie.
He also made RUSerius (2007, curly handwriting), Alex Brush (2003), Cherish Font (2003), ChildrenPlay ROB (2003), Ephesis (1988), Inspiration (2003), JackieO (2003), Licorice (2003), OoohBabyROB (2004), TheNautiGal (2006), Gideon (2009, roman), Corinthia (2009, calligraphic), Puppies Play (2009), Monte Carlo (2011).
Al's Font Booth
He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family ain the piano key style, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).
Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001 (hipster style), ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2014 include Misket (created in Onur Yazicigil's class at Sabanci University).
Alter Deco Typefoundry
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer Adit Saputra set up Alter Deco Typefoundry in 2013. He created the spurred Victorian typefaces The Famous Typeface (2013), Midnight Show (2013), Heister (2013), Cardiman Script (2013), Epique (2013), Holden (2013), Long March (2013), Dialog (2013), Big Lodge (2013), Jack Runner (2013, spurred), Shoutest (a Western circus font), Old Opera (2013) and AI Trashed (2013, free download).
Other typefaces: Haimdale (2013, Victorian), Hamdall (2013), Chevia (2013), Chevitz (2013, roman caps), Shakehand (2014), Harmonique (2014), Knight Guard (2014), Hydenia (2014), Monopolish (2014), Antiqueen (2014), Samathor (2014), Sea Horse (2014), Phillnesia (2014, spurred), Relative (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Dubster (2014: a multiline typeface), Orbital (2014: a multiline custom typeface for Addthisrock Studio), Apparecum (2014), Handster (2015), Mermaid (2015: Victorian), Roasted (2015), Run (2015, spurred), Movember (2015), Bhaltazar (2015, eroded medieval font), Arthur (2015, rounded and hand-crafted), Aberden (2015), Boulden (2015, rounded spurred typeface family, including letterpress emulation styles), Mouthen (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Strongwill (Victorian), Cyanide, Relative (bilined), Handland.
Nick Polyarush (Alteran-X on DeviantArt, aka Nic Shackle) from Moldova created Forerunner Covenant (2006), a font from the Halo video game series. He also made the Dead Space "Unitology Script" font after the Dead Space video game series (2008). Furthermore, he designed Vulcan Script based on the Vulcan Ancient style Script from the Star Trek series (2011) and a Dead Space Title font as it appears in the title screen for the game and on box cover art (2011). Blockhead was designed in 2011 as well.
In 2012, he created the sci-fi typeface Astera and the experimental typeface Nox (as it appeared in Stargate SG-1 on Heliopolis (Season 1, Episode 10)).
In 2015, he designed the hand-crafted typefaces Biscuits and Nic.
Alternatype (was: Akutype)
Cairo, Egypt-based designer, who hails from Surakarta, Indonesia, b. 1996. Creator of the free brush typeface Bruss (2015), the hand-crafted Talisman (2015), Labours (2015) and Summer Time (2015), the vintage sans typeface Manufactur (2015), the vintage titling typeface Kertayasa (2015), the marker typeface Halfway (2015), the watercolor brush face Hale (2015), the free display typeface Biliru (2015), the hand-crafted Supreme (2015), and the spurred display typeface Travelo (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Macaron (elegant hand-crafted style), The Falcone, Supreme (hand-crafted), Rolade (rounded sans).
Freeware calligraphic and handwriting fonts, with some Fraktur influences. Font names: ShambhalaInitialsPlain, FrodoBold, FrodoClose, FrodoItalic, FrodoNormal, FrodoOrnate, Alternika-Millenium, Calis-in-Puppetland, Dragongirl-Meander, Elite-Monogram-(Alternika-Fonts) [Fraktur numbers], Fred-is-Alive, Jungles-Severly-Crappy-Font, Lilian-Scheaffer-Gothic-Adorned, Lilian-Scheaffer-Gothic, Tate-Divine-(alternika-courthand), Way-Out-Beyond-Of-by-Maz, Spudly in the Sky with Demons, ALTelite3. Direct downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free experimental fonts consisting of pieces of text, made by Paul Chan of Alternumerics: Blurrybutnotblind (2001), SelfPortraitasaFontV2 (2001), Sexualhealingshiftfor (2000), Thefuturemustbesweet (2000), ActUpBeta2001 (2001, with Mary Patten), Politicstocome (2005), Therivergone (2005), Thewavegone (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Two free truetype fonts: NewSymbolFont, NewUnicodeFont (2000). Low quality fonts that have no special symbols or figures. The former font has no symbols, only letters, and the latter font has nothing to do with Unicode. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ipatinga, Minas Gerais-based (or Santa Barbara-based, or Belo Horizonte-based) designer of these typefaces in 2011: Gogating Book (a Helvetica-like face), Mytupi, Pirates Writers, Chapenettoer 8 Thin, a large x-height and large-bowl minimalist sans face. This was followed by the bold caps sans typeface Laranja Pro and Laranjha Pro Fraco, Aovel Cool (geometric monoline sans), Aovel Sans Rounded, Aovel Sans Light, Aovel Neo (based on Avant Garde), Yagora (humanist sans), Salika, Sheep Sans (2011), Mariana Family, Extrememame, Timo Roman, AvantFox (based on Avant Garde), Brasil (based on ITC Lubalin), Hasteristico (monoline geometric typeface based on Avant Garde), Amiju Book, DMF Arreia Black (fatted up Helvetica), DMF Cantell, DMF Handwriter, DMF Handatme, BDP Sergipe, BDP Fox, BDP Clien, BDP Up, and BDP Gelly.
Typefaces made in 2012: Flex Display (a free thin sans), Meva (geometric sans), Duase Light (a thin rounded avant-garde geometric sans), Tenue Sans (a distinguished sans---tuxedo required), Cridigo Sans, Cogga (a display sans face), Homizio (a free 6-style geometric sans family), Aliquam, Regencie, Blouding (from blood samples?), Quinfo (avant garde family), Frugal Sans, Agnele Modern (a didone titling face), Salutino, Bondoluo (geometric avant-garde sans, +Light, +Display), Duase (rounded monoline sans).
Typefaces from 2013: Panjo (humanist titling sans inspired by Eric Gill), Grieff (a DIN-like sans), Burne (a geometric all caps sans with elements of Futura and Avant Garde), Suicca (hairline sans), Datidi (custom slab face).
Typefaces from 2014: Homizio Nova (sans), Amper.
Typefaces from 2015: Savass Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Cerko (a gemoetric circle-based futuristic typeface).
Home page. Fontspace link, where he is known as authimie. Another Fontspace link. About me page. Behance link. Another Behance link. About Me link. Dafont link. Aka Alvaro Ovelha. Creative Market link. Future URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Amadeus Information Systems
Amadeus Information Systems Limited / Phil Chastney are the designers of SImPL (1999-2001) and Sixpack Medium (2009), great Courier-like monospace fonts with many diacritics and symbols, filling many of the Unicode pages. The designer is Phil Chastney, who writes One of the design aims of the font was to provide a complete set of all known APL symbols, plus sufficient characters to allow prompts, comments, etc., to be expressed in every European language known to be in current use. Basically, that means the Latin, Greek and Cyrillic alphabets, plus accented and variant letter forms as required for other European languages using these alphabets.. Incidentally, Armenian and Cyrillic are also covered, and the number of mathematical symbols is staggering. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kindergarten teacher in Florida. Creator of the free hand-printed typefaces manders and Manders Tick Tock (2012). In 2013, she added Homegirl Stuffed, HomegirlSharpie, HomegirlHolidaze, HomegirlHarvest, HomegirlGetLow, HomegirlBelieves, HomegirlSweetBarista, HomegirlQuirks, HomegirlParkCloser, HomegirlFalsies, HomegirlBaristaWroteIt, Homegirl Check You Out, Homegirl Shape Up, Homegirl Get On My Level, Homegirl Get At Me, Homegirl Freshly Squeezed, Homegirl Fiesta, Homegirl Curl Up, Homegirl Wrote It, Homegirl Frap, Homegirl Chai Tea, Homegirl Cake Poppin, Homegirl Secure, Homegirl Mia, Homegirl Kneed Stitches, Homegirl Green Tea, Homegirl Dot, Homegirl Quick Note, Homegirl Mosquito, Homegirl Fifty Shades, Homegirl Whut, Homegirl Unfinished, Homegirl Pinched Me, Homegirl Bouncy, Homegirl Jailbird, Homegirl Leveled Reader, Homegirl Open Minded, Homegirl Beginnings, Homegirl Whoa, Homegirl Stix N Stonez, Homegirl Totally Schooled, Homegirl Schooled, Homegirl Kiddo Print, Homegirl Kiddo, Homegirl Hug It Out, Homegirl Heartbeat, Homegirl Marnie Homegirl Jessa, Homegirl Shoshanna, Homegirl Hannah, and Homegirl Fool To Cry, some of which based, I assume, on the handwriting of her pupils or children. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amanda Green Bottoms
Amanda's Scrapbooking Fonts
Free handwriting and some other fonts by Amanda Green Bottoms and hubbie Kevin Bottoms from Auburn, AL, all made in 2005: ALittlePot, Amanda'sCute, Amanda'sHand, Amanda'sScript, AmazingRuler, AnAccidentalKiss, AnnoyingKettle, Auburn, BOSSHOLE, BabyBoston, BabyBowser, BoringShowers, CafeRojo, Carrington, Charlie, ChewyStewy, Clingy, CourtneyDorkling, CrazyMilktopGirl, CryKitty, DigsMyHart, DoIlikeStripes?, DoodolonomyFred, DreamedAboutYou, EightFifteen, Elise, EverytimeIMissYou, Fontmoochers, ForTheOneHundrethTime, Freeze!, GentleRedhead, GliderGirls, Goombella, Grace, Greer, GuessWhat, HelloSark, HeyGorgeous, Hiccups, HighlandPerk, HisNameIsHoney, Hobbes, HoneyBunches, HouseSitter'sClub, HulaSkirtGirl, Hyrule, I'mBored, ILoveDerwin, IanJude, Impervious, JustOneMorePicture, KittyWeed, Kwekel, Landie, LargerMime, LimaBean, MarkustheCow, Milk&Cereal, MilktopGirl, MissedYourExit, Mr.Wade, Mstotryabon?, MyNerd, MyOwnTopher, NeverWritesBack, NoMystery, NotHisAngel, OhPhotoShoot!, OnlyByRequest, PAsstheCheX, Peabody, PrissyFratBoy, PurpleBoxers, PutAnotherOneIn, Rage, Rebekah'sBirthday, RibbonHappy, Sandals, Searching, Sisters, SmittenKitten, Snowshoe, SociallyAwkward, SouthernAccentBelch, StaysInTheCave!, SuperSnortyLaughter, Susie'sHand, SweetBlur, TanPatty, Teacher'sPet, TheBuns, TheDoorman, ThinkingofYou, ThreeDates, OneNight, TingleInstitute, TooManySecrets, TooMuchPaper!, Tootlebug, TurtleClub, UnnamedMelody, VaguelyRepulsive, Wanda'sWrite, WantYouBack, WastedCollection, Waterfalls, YOUALLEVERYBODY, YouWishYouWereaShirley, AnAccidentalKiss, fontastic, jailbIrDJenNA, kevinandamanda.com, rhinodino, theBlueCabin.
In 2007, they added Tequila Mockingbird and Pea Heather (handwriting).
In 2009, we see Monster Paparazzi, Elephants in Cherry Trees.
In 2010, they made Stinkerella&Stinkzilla.
Amatraca Design Grafico
Amatraca Design Grafico (Marcelo Sodre) is located in Sao Paulo, Brazil.
Dafont link, where one can download these free typefaces: Ju Gulart (2012, thin curly face), Tia Marcia (2009, upright script; almost a ronde), FSM Sans (2005), Zoi Mao (2005, handwriting), Mix Serif Condense (2012, pixel font), Fonte Mundo (2014, upright connected script), Amatraca Grotesque (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Maxim Avdeev (aka Amazingmax) is the Kazan, Russia-based creator (b. 1997) of some futuristic/game fonts in 2009: AmazXakep, AmazDooMLeft, AmazDooMLeft2, AmazDooMLeftOutline, AmazDooMRight, AmazDooMRight2, AmazDooMRightOutline, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.Italic, AmazS.T.A.L.K.E.R.v.2.0. In 2010, he made the AmazGoda family of comic book typefaces.
In 2011, he added AmazHand_First, AmazHand_First_Alt, AmazHand_First_Alt_X, AmazHand_First_Hard, AmazHand_First_Smooth.
American Philological Association
Association which published a free Greek Opentype font, KadmosU (2005). New Athena Unicode (2004-2010) is also free: New Athena Unicode is a freeware multilingual font distributed by the American Philological Association. It follows the latest version (5.1) of the Unicode standard and includes characters for English and Western European languages, polytonic Greek, Coptic, Old Italic, and Demotic Egyptian transliteration (and Arabic transliteration), as well as metrical symbols and other characters used by classical scholars. New Athena Unicode is a "smart font" that includes OpenType ligatures allowing the display of composed characters not recognized by Unicode but needed by scholars. I am not sure that I am right, but the Greekkeys pafge makes me believe that Donald Mastronarde (a Professor a UC Berkeley) of the American Philological Association is responsible for the creation and upkeep of New Athena Unicode. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her graphic design studies in Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, Ami Littlefair created Paperclip (2013), Colostic (2013: purely geometric shapes), Backtrack (2013) and Croudi (2013, a stitching typeface). Inspired by the constructivist movement, she created Geometric Typeface (2013) by superposing and juxtaposing geometric solids. Other geometric experiments include Line Alphabet (2013), Diagonal Alphabet (2013, a stitching font), Connecting Alphabet (2013).
In 2014, she made the free hipster font Aesthetika.
Amin Ebrahim Kamal
AmoinsB, est.2013, is a Belgian free font foundry run by Bastien Sozeau and Jean Gabriel Franchini. Their typefaces as of 2013 include Beon-Medium, Caledo-Bold, Caledo-Light, FuturaRener-Light, FuturaRener, Karma, LS-Bold, LS-Light, LS-LightAlt, LS-RegularAlt, LS, LilGrotesk-Bold, LilGrotesk-Regular, Nemoy-Bold, Nemoy-Light, Nemoy-Medium, Strato-Medium, Strato-Regular, YoungSerif-Regular. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amry Al Mursalaat
At Falmouth University, Amy Nicole Cox (Falmouth, UK) designed the free display typeface Plum (2015), the free hand-crafted typeface Iced Tea (2016), the free hand-printed Blackberries (2016), the free hand-crafted typeface Land (2016), and the free brush script typeface Peach Tea (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Saint Cloud, MN-based designer of a fat 3d poster typeface in 2014, during her studies at St. Cloud State University. It was inspired by Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's song "Gold" featuring the chorus to the song. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amy E. Conger
Perth, Australia-based designer, b. 1985, who created these free typefaces in 2012: Simply Chalky, Sunday Sunday, Pinwheel, Porcelain Paper Pie, Indifference, Geo, and Care To Dance.
Ana Marin (t-grafica) is the Ciudad Real, Spain-based designer of Hand Slab (2013), Gala Script (2013), Black Brush (2013, a brush blackletter), Grafica Sans (2013), a sans typeface that is partly grotesk.
Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans typeface Squiggly Asta (2013). In 2014, she made Night Still Comes, a serif typeface family in four styles, and Calling Cards (sans). In 2015, she created the informal typefaces Rough Notes and Chalk Marks. In 2016, she designed the connected script typeface Better Phoenix and the soft blackletter typeface Candlebright.
Argentinian illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Buenos Aires. Creator of the part calligraphic part Lombardic text family Almendra (2011, free at Google Web Fonts). Almendra, which has been suggested by Ana for use in children's books, won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012 in the typeface family category. It was her graduation typeface at FADU-UBA. In 2012, Google Web Fonts published Almendra Display and Almendra Small Caps. Poster by Melisa Rivas.
Ruluko (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a free typeface created by Ana Sanfelippo, A. Díaz and M. Hernández. Google: Ruluko is a typeface designed to aid those learning to read. The shapes you see are related to the handwriting typically used at schools in Argentina. The concept is that those who have learned to read this handwriting style may recognise this type style more easily than other typefaces often used in this context. But as a warm and stylish sans serif text type, you may use Ruluko for any purpose. Ruluko won an award in the text category at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Yoshimi Regular won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
Kathmandu-based designer of a Nepali Devanagari font families called Ananda Kalpana (2012), Adhunik (2012), NepSerif Nepali Devanagari (2012), Ananda Lamcho (2012), Ananda Akchyar (2011), Gaijatra (2011), Ananda Ashlesha (2011), Ananda 1 Hv (2003), Ananda Kinara (2011), Ananda NepTouch (2011, free Latin face), Neptouch2 (2011), Ananda Namaste (2011, Indic simulation face), and Ananda Sansar (2011).
In 2014, at FontStruct, he created the Devanagari typefaces Ananda Thopla (dot matrix) and Ananada Devanagari Round.
In 2015, he published the free monoline Devanagari font Ananda Ukaliorali, and theanskri-inspired Latin typeface Ananda Neptouch Caps, Devanagari font Ananda Chautari.
Typefaces from 2016: Ananda Devanagari (free), Ananda Fanko (a brush Devanagari typeface specially made for trhe Nepali movie Fanko).
Anastacia E. Zittel
In 2015, she and Iordanis Passas created the gorgeous Finos, which was inspired by Greek retro cinema (buy it here and check the free demo). Her second typeface of 2015 is the equally impressive deco script typeface family Magellan (in Deco and Script sub-styles). Marpesia (2015) is a connected calligraphic script typeface. Charming (2015) is a free spurred vintage tattoo typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Adalberta (2015) is a great connected script typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Sketchbook Script (+Pro), Old Harbour (vintage lettering collection consisting of Blue waves, Blue waves striped, Captain's pipe, Captain's pipe Sans, Sailor's tattoo, Sailor's tattoo Sans, Old Ship, Old Anchor, Old Lighthouse, Seashells, Starfish, Old Harbour dingbats), Juvenile.
Eric Mueller (Anchor Fonts, Aurora, IL) designed the free hand-printed typefaces Shabby Ball Point (2011) and Strong Hand Caps (2011) and of Ornamental (2011, Christmas tree ball alphading face). Progress (2011) is a pixel face. Hungry Ghosts (2011) and Anchorless Echo (2012, old typewriter face) are grunge typefaces.
Anders writes about himself: A Norwegian wine-loving Interactive Art Director student from the cold depths of Lofoten. I did a two year advertising degree in Trondheim, Norway at the Norwegian School Of Creative Studies, giving me the fancy title "Creative market communicator". I then topped up my degree with an Honorary Bachelor of Arts in advertising from Southampton Solent University. At the moment I am studying at Hyper Island in Stockholm. I am currently exploring experience design, business transformation, team development and tech. His Behance page has him in London. He has won many awards, and his web presence is both minimalist and stunning.
Chilean foundry with both free and commercial typefaces. The free typefaces gre mostly out of Esos tipos de la UTEM, the Escuela de Diseño de la Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana de Santiago de Chile.:
Andi Aw Masry
Andi Jones/ Taylor Deupree
Milan-based creator of typefaces such as Antigua Ferreteria (2013, a heavy grotesk based on old railroad style lettering found on a hardware building Sevilla: free download) and OpArt (2013, an op-art typeface).
Andrea Deinert (b. 1985) studied Communication Design at the Trier University of Applied Sciences and graduated in 2013. Since then she has been working as a designer in Cologne.
Student in Firenze, Italy. In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari codesigned the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Manno, Switzerland-based creator of the tweetware typeface Monolith (2014). Monolith is an experimental all caps typeface inspired by a poster created by Noël Fontanet in 1946. It was designed for use in posters, headings and logotypes. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Pietrasanta, Italy, who heads Surface Studio. In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari codesigned the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli codesogned the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, whioch is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Brazilian creator the rhythmic and flowing hand-printed HarabaraHand (2009), and of the organic techno sans typeface familiess Harabara and HarabaraNeo (2009) and Harabara Mais (2013) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2015 he made AliciOne.
Argentinian graphic designer who graduated from Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Mendoza, Argentina and obtained a Specialist in Typeface Design degree from the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He works in his own graphic design studio. He is a participant in the Argentinian type coop Huerta Tipográfica.
Katachi Media collaborated with Andrés Torresi to create a typeface superfamily - targeted mainly for the iPad, but also for web and print. An intense project between Andrés in Argentina, and Katachi in Norway, took place over 14 months. The result so far is a serif and sans-serif, two of in total seven weights of the Katachi typeface. In the coming months we'll be adjusting these two, as well as add the last five weights.
Asap (2012) is a free rounded sans family designed by Pablo Cosgaya for Omnibus Type. Asap is based on Ancha (designed by Pablo Cosgaya and Hector Gatti), and has been developed with the collaboration of Andrés Torres.
In 2014, Huerta Tipografica published the free text typeface family Caladea which was designed by Carolina Giovagnoli and Andrés Torresi. Caladea is based on Lato and is metric-compatible with Microsoft's Cambria.
In 2015, Andrés Torresi and Carolina Giovagnoli deveoped the Devanagari typeface family Sarali at Huerta Tipografica (free at Google Web Fonts). The Latin part is based on Torresi's Telex (2012). Telder HT Pro (2015) is a commercial humanist sans serif family with ten weights, conceived for web use.
Andreas A. Lorenz
Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1986) of Tal (2014), a full set of numerals in many weights for use on small devices. Tal is advertized as free, but there are no download buttons anywhere.
In 2014, he also created the Open Source fonts Gidole Play (later renamed Gidolinya) and Gidole Sans [micropage], which is patterned after DIN 1451 and uses Euler spirals. Dedicated page for Gidole Sans. In 2015, he published Gidole Regular and the monoline sans programming font families Monoid and Mono 16, which cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Gidole was forked and extended in 2016 at Open Font Library by Cristiano Sobral as Normung.
Lecturer at the Department of German Studies of the University of Szeged, Hungary. Designer of the free Utopia Nova font family for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic (2014-2015), which is a modified version of Andrey V. Panov's Heuristica font family, which in turn is based on the Utopia Type 1 fonts, designed by Robert Slimbach for Adobe and licensed to the TeX Users Group (TUG) for free modification and redistribution. Open Font Library link. The changes applied to Heuristica:
German designer. Dafont link.
AW Siam English Not Thai is a free Latin font with a Siamese look, designed by Andreas Wegandt (Germany).
Slovak designer who made FF Bradlo (1994-1995) at FontFont. He studied with professor Jan Solpera at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He now lives in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he and his colleague, painter Simona Bubánová, founded Creative Department, a studio for advertising, design and TV-oriented graphics.
He also made the extensive family Adriq (1989-1990). This typeface became Nara (1989-2009, Typotheque)---it was completed by Nikola Djurek and Peter Bilak. The modern serif text typeface is accompanied by two different angular scriptish italics for dramatic and quite spectacular effects.
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Creating a platform for type foundries.
Russian propaganda poster art led to Burial (2013), Quickdraw (2013, Western), Aerial (2013) and Aerial Stencil (2013). He also made techno / sports typefaces Enforcer (2013) and Form (2013, techno sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Hospital, Craze (sharp-edged, free), Foray (squarish), Hospital (squarish style), Hydjakids.
Andres Moreno Walter
In 2014, Andres Reyes was studying in Santiago (Chile). He created Condorcan Qui (2014), a free experimental font that is inspired by the Andina art and culture from Peru and Bolivia. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Barcelona in 1962, Andreu Balius studied Sociology in the Universidad Autonoma de Barcelona (1980-1984), and graphic design at IDEP in Barcelona (1985-1989). He holds a PhD in Design from the University of Southampton (UK). He founded Garcia Fonts&Co in Barcelona in 1993 to show his experimental designs. He cofounded Typerware in 1996 with Joancarles P. Casasín. Typerware existed until 2001 and was based in Santa Maria de Martorelles, a village near Barcelona. He cofounded Type Republic (see also here), and ran Andreu Balius (tipo)graphic design. He is presently an associate professor at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona.
Balius won a Bukvaraz 2001 award for Pradell. Pradell also won an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. SuperVeloz (codesigned with Alex Trochut) won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition.
At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on Pradell and Super-Veloz. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about the Imprenta Real. Coorganizer of ATypI 2014 in Barcelona.
Author of Type at work. The use of Type in Editorial Design, published in English by BIS (Amsterdam, 2003).
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, Codeca, Dragon, Eggman, Feelings, Flowery Text, Gallows, Gigayoda, Impression, Lavero, Lorent Roman, LoveJoy, Melody Metrics, Never, Noose, Numbers (hacker font), Opagan, Opus-sc, Panama, Poison Pill, Potheads, Rainy, RoamJapan, Room, Butterfly, Thinker, Veronica, Western Flick, Reterik, MisbehaviorTake23, Thinker, Paperchase2blockedinside, Children's Television Workshop (letters based on the Sesame Street TV show, 2002), KY and Urge, 65 Swash, Redheads in Transit, and I Love My Momma.
On my last visit, there were just a few shareware fonts left (in OpenType format): 5AMButtercup, 5AMButterflyCollection, 5AMDelithium, 5AMLikeWindInTheSummer, 5AMSuperchalmersItalic, 5AMSuperchalmers.
MyFonts sells some of his fonts: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Andrew H. Leman
Graphic designer in Jonesboro, AR, who created these typefaces during his studies at Arkansas State University:
Designer of the free font family Luculent (2014, Open Font Library), scalable, monospaced, geometric sans serif screen fonts designed for programmers. Both Latin and Cyrillic are covered. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original fonts by Andrew Lander: Antifont, Berzierk, BirthdayCold, Claustrophont, Cryeadn, CryeadnNegative, DiagonalDisplacement, EDITHSDRPIPPIS, EDITHSVARULVASOTIGABYRACKA, EDITHS VARULVASOTIGA BYRACKA (1999, with Ann Katrin Sandstedt), Frustration, GigglesS&hits, Mongrel1, Mongrel2, Mongrel3, Mongrel4, Mongrel5, NegativeSaturationAdjustment, Openface-CENSORED (1999), Oversimplification, PerturbtheOutline, PerturbtheOutlineCurved, PerturbtheOutlineDiagonal, PolishedIgneous, TimesScrewedRoman (hacker face), TimesScrewedRoman, Vestige, WHAT-THE-HECK-IS-WRONG?, WHAT-THE-HELL-IS-WRONG?, WireMush, Zbohokuosm. All fonts are of the "perturb-the-outline" kind. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Paglinawan (Dubai, UAE) is a self-employed graphic designer, working in the fields of logo design, print design, web design and branding with the majority of his time spent designing and implementing marketing promotions for small businesses such as logos, brochures, letterhead, business cards, and posters. Creator of these typefaces:
Andrew S. Fuller
Moscow-based designer of Probe 10px (2014, Open Font Library), Omnibus Regular (2015, a sans; +Cyrillic), a free pixel typeface, and Omnibus Serif (2015, also free). Behance link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).
He created the free typefaces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).
More recent fonts include Petarda (2016, tattoo font), Geroin (2016, a rough brush), MCF Empire Cave (2016), MCF Perun (2016), Tawer, Zelfis, Barklay, Krechet (2016, tattoo style), G Style, Amega Star, Pobeda, Brather Script, MCF Iraida Script.
Russian designer of the rounded Latin / Cyrillic sans typeface family Inglobal (2014), together with Denis Davydov and Evgeny Yurtaev. This typeface was either commissioned for Inglobal, or was based on its logo. In any case, it can be freely downloaded at Dafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian type designer. He created the free monospaced Anka Coder family in 2010, which was developed for printing of source code. The fonts cover Latin and Cyrillic, among other things. The font names: AnkaCoder-C75-b, AnkaCoder-C75-bi, AnkaCoder-C75-i, AnkaCoder-C75-r, AnkaCoder-C87-b, AnkaCoder-C87-bi, AnkaCoder-C87-i, AnkaCoder-C87-r, AnkaCoder-b, AnkaCoder-bi, AnkaCoder-i, AnkaCoder-r. Download sites: Google, . [Google] [More] ⦿
Donetsk and Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the bubblegum / cartoon font Balloon (2015), the brush typefaces Adelina Script (2015) and Supertramp (2015), and the free signage typeface Candy (2015).
Andrey V. Panov
Andrey V. Panov
Jakarta, Indonesia-based creator (b. 1988) of CW Ciung Wanara Sejati (2012), Ziggy (2012) and Ziggy Strip (2012, an inline version of Ziggy).
In 2013, he created the blackboard bold typeface Annivers.
Donetsk, Ukraine-based designer of the free all caps poster typeface Rybaki (2015), which was developed as a project during a type design workshop run by Viktoriya Grabowska and Verena Gerlach. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2012, he started Ukrainian Type.
Free downnloads of Ahem, Clockopia, DroidSans-Bold, DroidSans, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansFallback, DroidSansHebrew, DroidSansJapanese, DroidSansMono, DroidSansThai, DroidSerif-Bold, DroidSerif-BoldItalic, DroidSerif-Italic, DroidSerif, MotoyaLCedar-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H, MotoyaLMaru-W3-90ms-RKSJ-H. Droid (2007) and Clockopia (2009) are by by Google (2007) and Motoya is by Motoya Corporation (2010). Ahem (2010, Todd Fahrner) is for the CSS Samurai's browser testing. Motoya was created for mobile machines. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andy Kennedy (Animal44) is the creator of Resselle (2003), reminiscent of Dennis Ortiz-Lopez's proprietary Elle Girl Rounded Light font, a very thin geometric sans. Posted by him on abf on June 4, 2003.
Born and raised in West Chester, PA, near Philadelphia, he is a student at the Maryland Institute College of Art. Aka Cocoi Anouk.
In 2010, he created the gorgeous ultra-fat didone watch number set called Pompadour (free). It has already been used tens of times, including in this poster by Jay Schaul (2011). Pompadour can be downloaded/bought at Lost Type Coop.
Stone carver from Houston, Texas, who designed a full roman alphabet in 2001 as an alternative for Trajan for stone carvers. Ray Larabie then created Texhenge (2001) according to Andy's specifications, while Andy tested the font out on real marble.
In Andy's own words: I approached Ray Larabie by email in early 2001 and asked him to produce a "texhenge" font for our project here in Texas, to build the first full-size stone circle in over 2000 years. I wanted a modern font to replace Trajan as the ideal stonecarving font for our age. He and I labored over the design of the three special symbols (dagger, double dagger, per mille sign) for several months until Ray's final design, represented in these two fonts, which are in my opinion beautiful and perfect. The main stone was to be a smooth limestone, but in 2001 I began laying out a test in six inch high lettering on carrara marble, a text of Ray's perfect Latin and "et" sign, and a tribute to my lovely wife Kathy. The test was interrupted and postponed until 2008 when I carved it. The bench sits outside our home, just off the sidewalk. It is a popular resting spot for us senior citizens, and we have seen young lovers enjoying a moment alone in quiet conversation. I am honored to have this font, and to have carved it first. Much more is planned for the font as the Texhenge.com stone circle project progresses over the years.
The bench in which "Kathy and Andy" is carved is dedicated by Andy to Kathy McKee.
UK-based ANFS foundry groups the following designers: Freddy Taylor (b. London, a graduate of the Edinburgh College of Art, art director at KesselsKramer), Noah Collin, Shaun Dowling. Their typefaces: Monomodern, Das Neue, Biblo, Basic, Drop, Lucid, Plotter, Forms.
In 2014, Freddy Taylor contributed the free font London Citype to Citype.
Spanish creator of the fat finger font Ideas and Apps (2015), the scissor cut font Hammer & Nails (2015), the hand-printed Caballar (2015), and the connected script font Little Lara (2015, free at Open Font Library). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ángel Sánchez is a Spanish designer. In 2011, he created Museum (a roman caps face), Curriculum (a monoline typewriter face) and Stadium (a geometric circle-based display typeface for architectural signs). Stadium and Museum are free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese outfit that made some free experimental and/or techno Latin fonts in 2008 and 2009: Angelica, Apricot, Celery, Citronella, Durian, Elder, Feijoa (dotted), Flax, Heliotrope, Liquorice (dotted), LoveApple, Mandarin, Marsh, Melissa (dotted), Paprika, Rosemary. Sorrel (puffy) was published in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angela Michanitzi (AVMC Studios, London, UK) created the tweetware squarish typeface AM Oceanus in 2014. Other typefaces include Hyperion (oriental simulation face), Water, Crystal (experimental typeface), Dione (3d), Crius, and AM Gaea (2014). Angela lectures at the University of the Arts in London.
French free font outfit offering work by Mathieu Texier, who is based in Bordeaux. Fonts include Angel Tribal, Funky Tribal and New Gothic.
Angeline Clara Chintia
Angie Makes (was: Fonted House)
Typefaces from 2014, now published under her own label, Angie Makes, include Graciela (hand-printed), Hollyhock (sribbly script), Milkmaid.
Typefaces from 2016: Halfback, Foxglow, Heathrow (a great connected script), Duckbite (a script). Still in 2016, she published the Font Bundle of Glory, which contains these hand-crafted typefaces: Blacksheep, Claphands, Dahlia Darling, Fandangle, Fineday, Funfetti, Helsinki, Hola Bonita, Hoodwink, Ladyfinger, Okey Doke, Rockaby, Seafair, Shippey.
Malang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of the hand-crafted typefaces Bhelt (2015), Kentang (2015), Jamoer (2015) and Koebis (2015, tweetware demo version).
Angoes Tweentyfive (was: Angoes Abufira)
Semarang City, Indonesia-based designer of the spurred vintage typeface A25-Kamadjaja (2015), the hand-crafted slab serif typeface Ini Budi (2015) and the techno typeface A25 Squanova (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Angst Free Fonts
Chris Dunfield's free fonts from 1990-1992. Mac PS, MacTT and Win TT. Includes AngstBlackLetter, AngstChartz1, AngstCircus2, AngstDingbatsOne3, AngstForce4, AngstGonzo5, AngstKidz6, AngstKink7, AngstMagicMush11, AngstMindless10, AngstPimp12, AngstProgge13. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer, b. 1988, Sofia, Bulgaria, who works at Fontfabric, Svetoslav Simov's typefoundry. She completed her Bachelor's degree at The National Academy of Art in Sofia. In 2014 she obtained a Master's degree in type design.
Fontfabric type foundry published the free typeface family Uni Sans Free in 2014: four font weights (with heavy and thin included) set in caps from the best seller font family Uni Sans. Uni Sans Free is designed by Svetoslav Simov (head of Fontfabric), Ani Petrova (Cyrillic alphabet) and Vasil Stanev (font development).
Nexa Rust is a set of 83 weathered letterpress emulation fonts that evolved from Nexa and Nexa Slab. This was a project by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev.
Together with Asen Petrov, she designed the extensive hand-crafted typeface family PH (2014, Fontfabric). This typeface family is accompanied by a nice set of hand-drawn icons such as PH Icons Food and PH Icons Goodies.
In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov codesigned the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies.
In 2016, she designed Mixa (FontFabric), a connected script font influenced by grotesques. i
In 2016, a team of designers at Lettersoup that includes Ani Petrova, Botio Nikoltchev, Adam Twardoch and Andreas Eigendorf designed an 8-style Latin / Greek / Cyrillic stencil typeface, Milka, which is based on an original stencil alphabet from 1979 by Bulgarian artist Milka Peikova. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designers in West Midlands, UK, of comics fonts such as BritComicsNormal, BurningRubberBlack, BananaSundaeBold, LithoComixItalic, PoopedEyesExtraBold, ChunkyComixSemiBold, LithoComixItalic, Chalkpat, Cheesey-Nibble, Fatkid, Irtusk-BoldItalic, Jellybean, Jilted-Medium, Leafmold-Leafmold, Squish, Swink, Uptight, ChunkyComixStretchItalicsItalic, ClassikComikNormal. Shareware and freeware PC truetype fonts.
Designer of BjorkFont (1998, see, e.g., here). This font was updated in 2000 by Footnote Fonts. Me Company, who came up with the design of this futuristic font for Bjork's Debut album, believes this font infringes on their copyrights and would like to see it removed from all web sites. I wish them good luck as a google search for this font gets 9340 hits. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation typeface based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Art director in Kozy, Poland, who created Shift Type Basic (2014) and Elena (2015, sans).
Anna Giedrys, who is based in Lidzbark Warminski, Poland, and in Czechia, works as a graphic designer focusing on visual identities, illustrations, and typeface design. She obtained an MA in graphic design and visual communication from the University of Fine Arts in Poznan (Sign and Typography Studio) and graduated as a Master of Arts. During her exchange studies of graphic and fashion design at Vilnius Fine Arts Academy (Lithuania), she fell in love with calligraphy, lettering, and pattern design. Currently, she runs her own studio Ancymonic and collaborates with Rosetta Type Foundry. Google Plus link.
During her studies at BHSAD in Moscow, Anna Seslavinskaya created the hexagonal display typeface Sanity (2013, free) and the oriental simulation typeface Sangha (2014, free; see also here). Both cover Latin and Cyrillic. In 2015, she made the hipster typeface La Revolution Française. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian codesigner with Jovanny Lemonad of the free Latin / Cyrillic hand-crafted typeface Hitch Hike (2015). Other free typefaces: Steamy (2014, pure steampunk beauty), Insektophobiya (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Dallas, TX, who graduated in 2012 from the University of Wisconsin (B.Arts) in Madison, WI. Creator of the free display typefaces Diminuendo, Wedged, and Crossed Wires Condensed in 2012.
Dead link. This was a Philippine site with original fonts by Annie de la Vega [the site used to be called MadCaps]: Annifont, Alcohole, Sira (1998, handwriting), Addict, Chibrush (oriental simulation face), Durian Republik, Happy, Illustrator, Balotro, Book-Illustrator'sHandwriting, Dooling-Bold, Marilen, MiddleEarthNF-Medium, Sira, Stinkin-BoopFont, UppenArmsNF-Medium, Walang-K, Jeepney and Teenick. Anni will make your handwriting into a font for a "minimal" fee.
Annsley G. Flood
Daniel Pasztor (Anone Design, Debrecen, Hungary) created the organic display typeface Amorf (2013, Free download). Brushy (2013) is---as the name suggests---a brush font. And a4 Serif (2013) is a quaint slab serif typeface. All fonts are free but his web site is dysfunctional.
Original fonts. Includes commercial fonts (East Satire, Ginger, Houte, Monty, OldWest, Uncle Pete, WebtoolsRetro), and free fonts (Bleed, Juggernaut, ArmyChalk). All formats. The web page is indeed anonymous. No clue who designed the fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Helsinki, Finland-based designer of the free heavy hand-crafted font Icecany Fontantara (or Tropical Ice) (2016, during her studies at Srishti Institute of Art, Design and Technology). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry with free offerings such as Lunch (a shadow outline face), Nicotine (hand-crafted sans), Silver Sideshow, Civilian (grungy calligraphic script), Decade (grungy), Uptown, and pay fonts (Joey Nelson's Silver Sideshow). These typefaces were made in or just before 2005. The designers in Plano, TX are: Kenn Armstrong, Taber Buhl, Kingsley Harris, Ryan Santos, Peter Smith, and Joey Nelson.
Another one of my favorite designers, Anthony James (Manchester, UK) has this license for his refreshing art deco typeface Kaiju (2014): It is absolutely free and can be used for personal or commercial use. Downloads: Bold, Regular. Unfortunately, the free offer lasted only briefy---the font is now retail.
Chase (2014) is a free monoline sans. QG (2014) is a minimalist free typeface. Argö (2014) is a commercial decorative fashion mag didone typeface. The slender ball terminal-laden Global (2014) is also meant for magazine titling.
Goku (2014, +Regular, +Stencil) is a multilingual didone fashion mag typeface, initially designed as a stencil font for the Basel & Geneva Watch Launch Event for Watches of Switzerland.
Giza (2015, +free Stencil) is a fashion mag didone [unfortunately named, as David Berlow's famous Egyptian typeface is also called Giza; after I wrote this in June 2015, I noticed that Giza became Giaza in July 2015], and Kaiju II (2015) is a modern art deco typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Kingston (a fashion mag typeface derived from didones), Jitzu (a multilingual high-contrast fashion didone in ten styles).
Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces)
Mark Conahan designed Shitface (T-26, 2001). Other typefaces are shown at Antigravity Press (or: AGF Typefaces), his company. They include the summum of useless fonts: HelloMyNameIsCraig, Locker, McLoose, and a few other illegible fonts. He created two free skull fonts, called Skullphabet #2 (2008) and Skullphabet #1. These were based on art created in 2007-2008 by Noah Scalin, creative director and owner of Another Limited Rebellion, who during one year created one skull (art piece) per day. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Typefaces from 2015: LeOsler.
French designer of the free font Autopia (2014) that can be downloaded from Open Font Library: This project was initiated during the Summer School of OSP in August 2013. The particularity of this fonts is in the process of developing its shape. The skeleton was generated through Autotrace Program (a program that converts bitmaps to vector graphics). Calligraphic forms were drawn with Python Fontforge's code. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin, Germany (was: Jamtland, Sweden)-based designer (b. 1988) of Rub My Soap (2015, a free animated font), Runkmuskel (2011, hand-printed), Woodwarrior (2013, a hipster typeface with runic influences), tweetware hipster typeface), Wasteland (2014, a tweetware brush typeface advertized as post-apocalyptic), and PXLPLZ (2012, pixel face).
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
Anton Koovit was born in Tallinn, Estonia, in 1981, and studied graphic design at the Estonian Academy of Arts, ESAG Paris and at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 2006, he obtained a masters in type design at KABK in Den Haag. Anton set up his own company Khork OÜ in 2006. In 2007 he moved to Berlin, Germany. He is "extraordinary assistant professor" of typography/type design at the Estonian Academy of Arts.
In 2012, he and Yassin Baggar set up Fatype, a type foundry in Berlin and Neuchatel, Switzerland.
His most well known typeface design is Adam BP (2007, B&P Foundry), a 4-weight sans family. He also designed Aleksei (2010, unreleased serif face), GQ Slab, GQ Baton (b Anton Koovit and Yassin Baggar), U8 (2010: a grotesk family based on lettering in the Berlin underground), Arvo (2010: a free slab serif family at Google Font Directory, codesigned with Yassin Baggar).
Anton Kudin (Abstrukt) is the Russian co-designer with Jovanny Lemonad of Hardpixel (2010, free). He also made Bicubik (2010). All his fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. His typefaces can be downloaded from Fontspace and Typetype. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anton van de Repe
Graphic designer Antonio Joao Monteiro (b. 1984, Oporto, Portugal) lives on The Azores. He studied at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design). His typefaces, all made with FontStruct, include Ayda (2012, modular: was called JM Type), Galatica (2012, futuristic).
Prolific and talented Brazilian designer in London and Brasilia, who created the modular monoline display typeface Colibri (2012), the hairline sans typeface The Fake Blondes (2012), and the fashion mag typeface Models (2012). He created several other modular alphabets and typefaces in 2013, including Boogie (a fat disco typeface), Stay With Me (fashionable fat didone), Concrete Butterflies (2013, paper cutout theme), London (blackboard bold, derived from Bodoni MT Bold) and Cardboard. Berlin (2014) is a group of display typefaces. Subfaces include Berlin, Berlina, Slaberlin and Überlin. He also designed Havana and the free typeface Gili Meno in 2014.
Antraxja Fonts (or: Atrax)
Antraxja Fonts (or: Atrax) is a (now defunct) Polish foundry which offered these free fonts made by Rafa Brzezinski in 2004: ARTUR, Antraxja Goth 1938 (blackletter), Art (art nouveau), Battlefield (war lettering face), BananaShow-Medium, CrashTest, CrashTestItalic, CrashTestShadow, Cybernetyka (futuristic family), CybernetykaItalic, CybernetykaNormal, CybernetykaOutline, DarkPalladin, History Brush, Kreskwka-Italic, Kreskwka (handwriting), Monster, MonsterShadow, Mortis, Orchidee, Reforma, Returntocastle (gothic), Speed+, Speed+2, Techno, Medusa (blocky lettering), Weronika, Bajareczka, Camilla, Cherif, Top Secret (stencil).
Aoife is an Irish typeface designer and teacher. She has a BA degree in Visual Communications from Dublin Institute of Technology and an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading in 2010. Alongside her freelance practice, Aoife is an Assistant Professor at Kent State University, where she teaches typography and typeface design. Before moving to Akron, Ohio, Aoife worked as part of Hoefler & Co design team in New York (joining in 2011), developing Idlewild, Surveyor, and other typefaces. Most recently she worked with Frere-Jones Type on Mallory, and did some projects for Google.
She designed Magnimo while at Reading. Aoife writes: from the Latin Magna, meaning great or large, and the Indic Anima, meaning spirit or soul. Magnimo is a big-hearted typeface with many moods and voices. I am quite impressed by this three-style typeface (Regular, Italic, Upright Italic), which, with its lively angular design, seems just right for green party and energy drink magazines. All the extra features expected of a 2010 typeface are there, including a matching and nicely balanced Greek, and coverage of most European diacritics. Additional scans: i, ii, iii.
Original APL-related fonts: APL2-Italic (IBM, 1994), APL2741Light (Adrian Smith, 1994), APLHELP-Regular (Christopher H. Lee, 1994 at Manugistics Inc; modified by Bill Welch), APLMATHS-Semi-italic (APL2000 Inc, 1999), APLNet (Adrian Smith, 1997), APLPLUS-Regular (Christopher H. Lee, 1994 at Manugistics Inc; modified by Bill Welch), APLPLUSI-Semi-Italic (APL2000 Inc, 1999), Courier-APL2-Bold (IBM, 1995), Courier-APL2 (IBM, 1995), CourierNewPS-ItalicMT (Monotype, 1992), CourierNewPSMT (Monotype, 1994), DyalogStdTT (Adrian Smith, 1996), ISIJRoman (J.K. Tuttle, 1992), LucidaSansUnicode (Bigelow&Holmes, 1993), QTCaligulatype (Qualitype, 1992). Except for the last two fonts, nearly all other fonts are monospaced and Courier-lookalikes. Click on "nouvpolices.zip ancpolices.zip". [Google] [More] ⦿
B.J. Harvey is the Californian designer at Chank's Store of the free "bj's Halloween Fontpak " (4 fonts, 2001). He is working on a ton of other fonts, like Apollo Sans, Motorpsycho, Geek Gothic (a comic book face), Apollo46, Zimmer, Nu Cairo, Sotoflame (2002), Japanasonic, Japanacea, Japanorama, Eurmama (oriental simulation font), Jawa (oriental simulation), SD Police (stencil, not for sale), Rigby, Neopolitik, Metis, Motorpsycho. Opened Apollo26 in July 2002, where you can buy Flame N Skull, DEFCON 1 through 5 (or: Billabong, Special effects, X-Games 23, Von Zipper and Machine). APOLLO26SumoX (2002) is free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Used to be a 30-font archive run by "Priestes". Nice list of free font links. Now also original designs by Priestes such as the dingbats font FunontheFarm and the caps font Ididafont. List: AWPhansyKaps, AWSignables (1999), AWSlimnTrimBold, AWSlimnTrimLight, AWSlimnTrimNormal, FunontheFarm, Ididafont, Solange. Can't find the fonts any longer. [Google] [More] ⦿
In September 2014, Apple announced the imminent arrival of the Apple Watch, which comes with a new typeface developed in house. It has a legible, open DIN-like look, but the name of its designer was not released. The 35 fonts are grouped into subfamilies San Francisco Text and San Francisco Display, and are available to designers of Apple Watch applications here.
The reaction of the curmudgeon society, aka The Typophiles, is quite predictably negative, with opinions including Susan Kare's original San Francisco (also done for Apple) was better. I really wonder why the typophiles bother---it's not their magazine or their web page---companies are free to use anything they like, including "not wasting a lot of effort on new typefaces". [Google] [More] ⦿
Greek outfit which made AGIerissosE (1993-1995) and AGVienessaC (1997). The latter is a nice Greek script. Designers of these 1995 fonts for Latin and Greek: AG-Aircraft_B-NPln-NormalItalic, AG-AtlanticInlineExt-Normal, AG-BrushesExt-HeavyItalic, AG-Helvet924Pln-Normal, AG-ImpulsExt-BoldItalic, AG-Kinga_E-Bold, AG-Lithos_E-Normal, AG-MonaLR_E-Normal, AG-Vakus_C-Heavy, AG-Vakus_C-HeavyItalic, AG-Vikings_C-Normal, AG-Vikings_P-NormalRev, AG-Vivis_E-Normal, AG-Zeues_E-Normal, AGAdonisPlnBold, AGBauhausBNPlnNormalItalic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free demo fonts (full fonts not free): Champlin, Camden, Ham Lake, Uptown, Bloomington, Kenwood, Warehouse. All fonts are just gorgeous and fun display fonts, especially Ham Lake. Michael Libby first made Virgin Love (1997), lettering with many hearts thrown in. That font was later updated by him to Ham Lake in 2002, now fully free here. His picture.
Mumbai-based creator of the free display family Umbrella (2012).
Aquila Quentin (aka Qkila on the fluid) is a French designer, most likely located in Nimes. Creator of the human typeface dingbat font Fluid Death Qkila (2011), of Vandal on The Fluid (2011, shadow display face), of Broken Fluid (2011), Fluid Christmas (2011), Fluid Spiral (2011), Rock n Fluid (2011) and of the counterless geometric typeface Cube Kila (2011).
In 2013, he designed Level 01, Bombing, Quenelles, La Bande en Baskets (baseball script), Super Cube, Smoke The World, Mr. Poppey, Haricot Magique, Moulin Rouge, Slam (a confident script face), Je n'aime pas le lundi, Love You Mom (+Shadow), Felix (brushy script), Carte Postale (neatly hand-printed letters), Dos Campos, Promotion (grungy caps), Shoes Center, Vertige, Sold Out, Chomage (a textured typeface), Origine du Monde, Metropolis, Crazy Cookies (a 3d face), Spectro, Sea&Turtle, Vamos A La Playa, Bad Boy (dingbats), Yo Mama (outlined typeface), Fat & Cap, Miaou, Basscrw, Fluid LCD, Jam Session, and Fluid Maska (grunge), La Chim de 23:50, Milk Shake Fraise, Made in France, Quand Tu N'es Pas La (a shadowed typeface), Souvenir, Filament Galactique, Street Hunter, Eau de Rose, Good Life, Poker Style, Painterz, Spoutnik (constructivist typeface), Jeans de Nîmes, Clothing Brands (script), Moulin Rouge, Mexican Fiesta (Victorian ornamental typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: This Night (grunge), Mirabelle (fat brush script), Kaleidoscoipic Vision (dingbats), Kaleidoscopic Mind (dingbats), Chrome, Ghetto Fabulous, Pink Vapor (upright connected brush script), Cargo, Snack, Queen of Today (script), Trouble (grunge), Hip Hop Lab 1, Grind, Road Trip (graffiti font).
Typefaces from 2015: Moi Je M'en Fous (brush script), Peinture Fraiche (fresh paint sign emulation).
A 500KB main page will frighten many people. However, if you persevere, you will find pure garbage. A total waste of time, full of secret buttons, cookies, pop-up windows, commercials. Stay away from this one. [Google] [More] ⦿
Danish designer, b. 1998. Aske created Aske's Handwriting (2012).
These are copycats. Their entire library is just renamed. The fonts in this pirated collection (dated 1997) include: ABANAN, ABIGIL, ADHEREA, ADMIRAL, ADOLPHE, AENEAS, ALLENA, ALLENB, AMOROUS, ANDREIAN, ASHANTA, ASHLEY, AUDREEN, AUGUST, AUGUSTINE, AWENITA, BABITA, BAILEY, BARBARA, BARNABY, BATHSHEBA, BAUDIER, BEATRICE, BELINDA, BENNIEA, BENNIEB, BENSON, BERTHOLD, BETTINE, BLACKCHA, BRANDON, BRIANO, BRIGETTE, BRINLEA, BRINLEB, BRINLEC, BRINLED, BRITTA, BRONSON, BROOKE, BRYANT, CAILIN, CALDWELL, CALLUM, CALVIN, CAMERON, CAMILLE, CAMPBELL, CANDACE, CARISSA, CARLIN, CARMENA, CARMENB, CARMENC, CAROLEE, CASSIDY, CASTLE, CELINA, CHANCE, CHANTI, CHARLIE, CLANCYA, CLANCYB, CLARION, CLAUDIA, CLEAVER, CLEMENT, CLINTON, COLEMEN, COLLAR, COLLINS, CONSTANT, CURTIS, DALTON, DANETTE, DANIEL, DELVIN, DIONNA, DOMINIC, DORCAS, DOREEN, DOROSIA, EARLENE, EARNEST, EDWINA, ELAINE, ELEANOR, ELFRIDA, EMILIE, ESMOND, ESTHER, FABIAN, FEARGUS, FELIPE, FERGUSON, FERNANDO, FLEMISH, FRANCO, GABRIELLE, GANESA, GARDIO, GASPARB, GENNIFER, GEORGIANA, GERALDINE, GERTINA, GIANETTA, GLENNA, GLORIA, HALONA, HARLEY, HAROLD, HARRAY, HARRIOT, HAYWARD, HAZAEL, HEATHER, HELENA, HERBERT, HERTHA, HILDIE, HILLARY, HOWARD, IMELDA, INGRAM, IRVING, ISABELITA, ISHMAEL, IVANNA, JACKSON, JENKIN, JESTER, KAROLYN, KATARINA, KRAMER, LANETTE, LANGDON, LATRICIA, LAYTON, LESLIE, LINCOLN, LOMBARDO, LORENZO, LORETTA, LORRAINE, LOUISETTA, LUTHER, LYRANO, MADELAINE, MAJORIE, MERLINN, NATALIE, NEILSON, NEWTON, NICHOLAS, NOREEN, NORMAN, OBADIAH, OHANKO, OSGOOD, PALMER, PAMELA, PAQUITO, PATAMON, PATWIN, PAULINE, PHARAOH, PHILANDER, PHILEMON, PHILIP, PHOEBE, PHYLLIS, PIETRO, RABBIEA, RABBIEB, RANDALL, RAQUEL, RAYLENE, RAYMOND, REBECCA, REGINIA, RICHARD, ROBERTO, ROBINET, ROBINIA, ROCHELLE, RODNEY, RODRIGO, ROMNEY, RONALD, RONNIE, ROSANNA, ROSERTAS, ROSSALYN, ROWLEY, RULAND, RUPERTA, RUSSELL, SAGINAW, SAMMAN, SAMUEL, SANDEEP, SEBESTIAN, SEYMOUR, SOLOMON, SPENCER, STANLEY, STEPHEN, TACOMA, TALITHA, TANESHIA, TASSOS, TENNESSEE, TENNILLE, TERUSKA, THALIA, THELMA, THERSA, TIFFANY, TILLIE, TIMKIN, TIMORA, TOINETTE, TOLOISI, TORPED, TREVOR, TRINNETTE, TRIONAA, TRIONAB, TRYPHENE, TURNER, TYRONE, URSULA, URSULINE, VALERIE, VANESSA, VERONICA, VIOLETTE, WENDELINE, WINONA, ZENOBIA, ZINNIA. [Google] [More] ⦿
American outfit in Salt Lake City, UT. Erin and Chris designed the AP Applique Cut and AP Applique Stitched fonts in 2010.
Architaraz Type is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.
He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.
Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.
Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.
Typefaces from 2014: AT Sudoku (each letter is actually a sudoku puzzle!), AT Tactica (tic tac toe voard), AT Sudoku+, AT Pixtensans, AT Ayna, AT Kerey, AT Giveaway, AT Lagman, AT Asotika, AT Tugan, AT Yertegi, AT Nudgera, AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.
Typefaces from 2015: AT Giveaway 4, AT Sherit, AT Ribborn.
Typefaces from 2016: Windows Icon Font, William Shakespears.
Slovenian foundry which specializes in old typefaces found in old prints, books and samples. Typefaces are reproduced as they appeared in print. In order to preserve the original feel of typefaces, no additional characters were added to originals therefore most of fonts consist just of basic character set. Upper case letters, lower case letters, numerals and basic punctuation. It was set up in 2000 by Matevz Medja. Engraving style typefaces: Kludsky (2006), Garfield (2005), Copperplate Head (2005), Western Iron (2005), Cider (2005), French Shaded (2005), Tilt (2005). The blackletter typefaces: School Text (2005), Harlem Title (2005), Copperplate Text (2005), Black Title (2005), Chased Black (2005), Tinted (2005), Steeler (2005), Blackcap (2005). Calligraphic typefaces: Petite Script (2005), Autograph Script (2005), French Script (2005), Penman Script (2005), Magnolia Script (2005), Roundface Script (2005), Roundhand Script (2005). Other typefaces: American Shadow (2005), Lightface Extended (2005), Grotesque Shaded (2005), Gothic Ornate (2005), Antique Extra Condensed (2005), Antique Extended (2005), Ironlace (2005), Atlantique (2005), Mann (2005), Old Style Condensed (2005), Ribbon (2005), Salisbury Script (2005), Black Title Text (2005, blackletter), German Text (2005, blackletter), Archive Hands (2006, pointing fingers), Archive Woodchild (2006). Distressed typefaces: Archive Tale (2006), Archive Egipt Compressed (2006). In 2011, he published the Archive Garamond family, which is closer to the unpolished originals. The 2010 catalog has three parts:
Ardian Usman Laana is the Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the free circle-themed typeface Batavia (2016) and the free straight-edged typeface Liberica (2016). Behance link. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Area 031 Fonts
Ichihara is the Japanese designer of Heartfont (2005, alphadings) and the destructionist typeface DESERT AREA-Q (2005). Dafont link. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Motivated by mathematical applications, the "Arev" set of fonts adds Greek, Cyrillic, Latin-A, and some Latin-B, and Symbol characters (music and math, mainly) to Bitstream's Vera fonts. Stephen Schrenk (whose nom de plume is Tavmjong Bah) created the Arev Sans font. The text accompanying the Arev Sans package is: The package arev provides virtual fonts and LaTeX packages for using Arev Sans. Arev Sans is a derivative of Bitstream Vera Sans created by Tavmjong Bah by adding support for Greek and Cyrillic characters. Bah also added a few variant letters that are more appropriate for mathematics. The primary purpose for using Arev Sans in LaTeX is presentations, particularly when using a computer projector. Arev Sans is quite readable for presentations, with large x-height, "open letters," wide spacing, and thick stems. The style is very similar to the SliTeX font lcmss, but heavier. Stephen Hartke converted Arev Sans to Type 1 format, and created the virtual fonts and packages for using Arev Sans in LaTeX. [Google] [More] ⦿
Argenis Dinael Urdaneta Oropeza
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:
Graphic designer in Kolkata, India, who "created" the tweetware script typeface Vigneta (2015)---he is asking 2 dollars for it tto; the only problem is that it was actually stolen from Ilham Harry. In 2015, he published the free font Cassiderra and has the chtutzpah to write Cassiderra is a beautiful and expressive handmade script font made by me. It is a shameless copy of Eduilson Wessler Coan's Delicatta (2012)----it was removed within 24 hours. He also "made" (referring to it as my project) the free curly Victorian typeface Qwerly, which was made in 2014 by Dede Mulyadi. And the list goes on. I can't understand why Behance does not place him on the no-fly list.
Graduate from the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem (1998) and of the Cranbrook Academy of Art (2000) who designed the gorgeous neo deco font New Amsterdam (2001), Deadgun (2000, as a past tribute to Raygun), Yeehaw, Blood Thirsty, Wanted Dead or Alive, Diamond, and Al Capone Was Here. At Union Fonts, he published New Amsterdam, Are You In?, and Roger That, fonts also showcased at Cranbrook. In 2005, he decided to go public and make his fonts available for free: Becoming Animal, Free Doughnut, Human Behavior, Deadgun, Yeehaw, Blood Thirsty, Wanted Dead or Alive, New Amsterdam, Are You In?, and Roger That. Noordeman is an art director and a designer, and has offices in North Adams, MA, and Brooklyn, NY. [Google] [More] ⦿
Arkara (or: Fopifopi)
Edy Bagus Pamungkas (aka Arkara) is a Jakarta, Indonesia-based type designer born in 1986 or 1989. His typefaces:
The author of these free fonts, Gavin Graham, writes: Many people are still getting (by whatever means) the core MS fonts for their Linux Desktop. This project is meant to be as a replacement for some of these main fonts. They have been designed to match similarly with the fonts they replace. The fonts are derived from the Bitstream Vera fonts and are available under the same terms as Vera. With this set, you get Aerial instead of Arial, Tymes instead of Times New Roman and Veranda instead of Verdana. The actual list is: Aerial, AerialBd, AerialBdIt, AerialIt, AerialMono, AerialMonoBd, AerialMonoBdIt, AerialMonoIt, Tymes, TymesBd, Veranda, VerandaBd, VerandaBdIt, VerandaIt. [Google] [More] ⦿
Armin Vit teaches typography at the Portfolio Center. His students' work is showcased here: Carmen Garcia (Untitled), Amy Gorrek (Off Duty), Lyndi Panet (Stigmata), Alysia Orrel (Insidia), Kristy Battani (Go Lightly), Shari Pascua (Venganza). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Escazu or San Jose, Costa Rica, who made the free round Victorian informal text face Pavo Royal (2011), Zaguatica (2012, a free masculine sans), the free angular and very readable typeface Lorena (2011), and the free multiline typeface Telefono (2011).
ARP's free text utilities (MS-DOS) and TTF-fonts
Art and Fonts by Sean (aka The BlackBox)
Free fonts by Sean Moldenhauer of Michigan City, Indiana, a graduate of the Art institute of Chicago who apprenticed with Donna Karen. Sean has beautiful Japanese calligraphic prints (shodo style) as well as fonts based on carefully researched historical typefaces. Examples: JapaneseZenSampler1 (2001), TheTombwinterandspring1 (1997, "heavily inspired by the incised letters from the tomb of Henry III, Westminster Abbey, about 1272"), Thorns (1997), VampyresGarden (1997, initial caps inspired by a copy of the Romant de la Rose from the beginning of the 16th century), HoursintheRain (1997), SevenWavessighsSalome (1997, caps). Very nice gothic and medieval style creations. He showcases great Arab, Japanese and Chinese calligraphy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artcity is a digital type foundry and lettering studio based in Legionowa, Poland. Artcity specializes in designing fonts for comic books and books for children. The principal, Daniel Bak, is the Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the free monoline signage typeface Sweet Melody (2012). In 2014, Sweet Melody became a commercial typeface. He also designed the comic book typefaces Wormtongue, Fatality, Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, the techno typeface Technikolor (2014), the poster typeface Jeffs Garage, the Latin/Cyrillic children's book font family Zira (2014), and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).
Paris-based designer and illustrator, b. 1975 in Paris. He created Lemon Twist (2009), a filled-bowl, black geometric face. Behance link. On his home page, one can find free fonts such as Grootfont1 (2009, pixel face). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aday Falcón (Art Plataneo, Las Palmas de Gran Canaria) is the Spanish designer who created the free alchemic typeface Boyuna (2012) at FontStruct. He also made the wavy Alisios (2012) and the art deco typeface Frank Wayne (2012).
Cecelia "Cecy" Rodriguez ("Art Serrano", Tampico, Mexico) designed the techno typeface Electric Feel (2010), Chilly (2009, hand-printed, hairline) and Crazy Diamond (2009, black typeface with small holes). Fontsy link Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artcoast Design (was: Mankoff)
Dmitry Mashkin (or Dmitry Mankoff, or Artcoast Design, located in Sochi and/or Krasnodar and/or Moscow, Russia) created the absolutely wonderful restaurant menu deco typeface Montclar (2015, +food icons), the vintage letterpress emulation typeface family Stampbor (2015), the hand-crafted Karmina (2015), the brush typeface Hypsletters Script (2015, with Nadi Spasibenko), the vintage letterpress typeface Marktype (2015), and the sans typefaces Albori Sans (2015, rounded and monoline) and Brentwood Sans (2015).
Since 2016, he operates as Art Coast Studio. His free bilined hipster typeface Brokes (2016) outhipsters even the coolest hipsters. He also created the letterpress emulation typeface Jameson (2016), the appealing (regular and rough) poster typeface Weisshorn (2016), the grungy letterpress font Ovsyanka (2016), and the hand-crafted typeface Norquay (2016). Creative Market link. Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
art_design_nine (or: Stereotype)
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (spurred blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Artery Design is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is run by Botond Bokor (b. 1978). In 2012, Botond published a few free fonts at Dafont: Elsö (a very beautiful brush face), Cutout (dadaist), Kabbe (hand-printed), Mafla (wall writing face).
Artifex offers free versions of 80 fonts from URW. Included are Walter Schmidt's URW Garamond No 8. Henry Stiles made ArtLinePrinter for Artifex in 2003. Also included are Walter Schmidt's URW LetterGothic (made available for free by URW). The type 1 versions of URW Arial are called A030 (2000), and can also be found here. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. The list of fonts (truetype and type 1) is: A028-Ext, A028-Med, A030-Bol, A030-BolIta, A030-Ita, A030-Reg, AntiqueOlive-Bol, AntiqueOlive-Ita, AntiqueOlive-Reg, ArtLinePrinter, CenturySchL-Bold, CenturySchL-BoldItal, CenturySchL-Ital, CenturySchL-Roma, ClarendonURW-BolCon, Coronet, Dingbats, GaramondNo8-Ita, GaramondNo8-Med, GaramondNo8-MedIta, GaramondNo8-Reg, LetterGothic-Bol, LetterGothic-BolIta, LetterGothic-Ita, LetterGothic-Reg, Mauritius-Reg, NimbusMonL-Bold, NimbusMonL-BoldObli, NimbusMonL-Regu, NimbusMonL-ReguObli, NimbusMono-Bol, NimbusMono-BolIta, NimbusMono-Ita, NimbusMono-Reg, NimbusRomNo9L-Medi, NimbusRomNo9L-MediItal, NimbusRomNo9L-Regu, NimbusRomNo9L-ReguItal, NimbusRomanNo4-Bol, NimbusRomanNo4-BolIta, NimbusRomanNo4-Lig, NimbusRomanNo4-LigIta, NimbusRomanNo9-Ita, NimbusRomanNo9-Med, NimbusRomanNo9-MedIta, NimbusRomanNo9-Reg, NimbusSanL-Bold, NimbusSanL-BoldCond, NimbusSanL-BoldCondItal, NimbusSanL-BoldItal, NimbusSanL-Regu, NimbusSanL-ReguCond, NimbusSanL-ReguCondItal, NimbusSanL-ReguItal, StandardSymL, U001-Bol, U001-BolIta, U001-Ita, U001-Reg, U001Con-Bol, U001Con-BolIta, U001Con-Ita, U001Con-Reg, URWBookmanL-DemiBold, URWBookmanL-DemiBoldItal, URWBookmanL-Ligh, URWBookmanL-LighItal, URWChanceryL-MediItal, URWClassico-Bol, URWClassico-BolIta, URWClassico-Ita, URWClassico-Reg, URWGothicL-Book, URWGothicL-BookObli, URWGothicL-Demi, URWGothicL-DemiObli, URWPalladioL-Bold, URWPalladioL-BoldItal, URWPalladioL-Ital, URWPalladioL-Roma. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artill (or Artill Typs)
Artill is Lukas Bischoff's foundry in Aachen (and before that, Trier), Germany, est. 2009. Lukas is a stylist and designer based in Trier. He created Sketch Rockwell (2008), one of the nicest sketched style fonts anywhere.
Commercial typefaces include Luco Sans (2009), Sketch Block (2009) and the octagonal family Wombat (2009). Yaa (2010) is a hand-sketched headline font. Dock 11 (2011) is a (free) heavy art deco headline face. Sketch Gothic (2011) is a sketched Franklin Gothic.
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Advena, Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (connected script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
ArtistMike (real name unknown) designed Komica Halftone, Shaded Art Brush, Animal Letters, Gargoyle 11, YellowSub&Dings, Mickey Letters, Mickey Dings, Mickey Mouse Dings&Letters 3.0, Rooster Font, Scary Clowns, School Dings, PinUps, Scrolls Dings, MC Borders, MC Pinup, SandDaisy, ScaryClowns, Donald&Dings, ArtistMike.Orniments12, Sun Dingbats. Get the fonts by email. Logo to font and signature to font conversion service. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anna Pocius (Artmaker, Riga, Latvia) is the creator of Unique (2012), the fat round monoline monospace sans family VDS and VDS Bold (2011, Open Font Library). She also made Banana Brick Font (2011, free at OFL).
Artoftype in Zürich is run by Swiss typographer Markus Ernst, b. 1966. Designer at URW of Deepspace (2002, writing that aliens would use?), Sepultura (2003, gravestone writing?), Courier-Variationen. Free fonts for Mac and PC: Screenhorn (pixel font), 1873 (erosion font, 2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
ArtOne CreativeWorks (was: Locomotype)
ArtOne Digital (formerly Locomotype) is the typefoundry of Arwan Sutanto, a graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who also owns ArtOne Creativeworks. Arwan created the elliptical sans face Fonquero (2014), the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic), Fonesia (2014), Fonesh (2014), Fonia (2014), and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Typefaces from 2015: Fonesia, Cemara (brush script typeface), Garris (monoline script), Fonstyle, Fonari, Fonderful, Fonjava (a rhythmic script), Fonjazz, Fonino (brush script).
Typefaces from 2016: Boldero Brush (inspired by graffiti art), Hotline (a monoline connected signage script), Jogjakartype, Jogjakartype Logos.
Type outfit in Dallas, TX, with some free fonts, some commercial fonts (BOSS fonts: 4000 fonts for 30 USD), and some typography essays on anti-aliasing. There seems to be a connection withComputer Support Corporation. It released at one point in 1996 a big CD of fonts called Arts&Letters, which I believe is related to Bay Animation. These were renamed fonts from elsewhere. About 100 fonts were at this site. A sampling of the free fonts: Amos-Normal, ArcherNormal, Asia-Extended-Bold, Banco-Normal, Barrett-Condensed-BoldItalic, CallimarkerItalic, Cane-StripedNormal, Cane-Hollow, CoffeeSackExtendedItalic, CraneNormal, Dominon-Normal, Enview-Bold, Glaze-Normal, Gorgio-Normal, Leo-Normal, Orient2Normal (oriental simulation), PennantNormal, Plank-ExtendedNormal, RoninNormal, ShalomNormal (Hebrew simulation), Tangiers-Normal, ThreeDeeNormal, WampumNormal. The list of about 2000 fonts I am aware of, all made between 1995 and 2001, is here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artsy Fartsy (was: McFontsy)
Artsy Fartsy (earlier: McFontsy) is Michelle Conley's place on the web. Free fonts: x-spiralmental (spiral dingbats), SloppyMe (hand-printed), New Toy (kid's writing), Corner Table (dingbats).
Artsy Lady's Home Page
Betty Cook (b. 1952) is the "Artsy Lady", a New Jersey designer who created ALBabyNewYearAH, ALCinderella (calligraphic caps), ALConscienceAH, ALCrossStitchHearts, ALPlaceSettingsDings (2001), ALPlaceSettingsLetters, ALPrincessJasmine, ALPrincessSnowWhite, ALSnowmen, BabyGeniuses, BabyGeniuses2Normal, CruiseLine, Dreidl (2000, art nouveau), KittyKatLove, LeprechaunHats, Patriot, PilgrimHats, Polywog, Tramp, Untitled2. Mostly alphadings. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Juiz de Fora, Brazil-based designer who created the free condensed display sans typeface Enila (2015), the free squarish typeface Elcsa, the free hand-crafted typeface Juiz de Fora, the free sans typeface Ardnas, and the free outlined typeface Tresdias in 2015. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian outfit, credited with the Latin/Cyrillic sans serif typefaces GOST-2.304-81typeA and GOST-2.304-81typeB (1996 and 2000). Check also here for GOST 26.00885 and Symbol 26.00885, also semi-technical drawing typefaces, possibly derived from CAD applications. Designer: Sergey Komarov (Ukraine). This site has GOST-forDrawing, GOST-2.304-81typeA, GOST-typeA, GOST-2.304-81typeB, GOST_type_B. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type Designer from Dimitrovgrad, Bulgaria, b. 1974. Together with Ani Petrova, he designed the extensive hand-crafted typeface family PH (2014, Fontfabric). This typeface family is accompanied by a nice set of hand-drawn icons such as PH Icons Food and PH Icons Goodies. In 2015, he made free punch card /dot matrix typeface Perfograma for Latin and Cyrillic, which was inspired by the IBM Haravrd computer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ashley Evan Pond
Asia Culture (Was: Indonesian Arts, or: Sukowati Studio Grafis)
Sutrisno Budiharto (or Aia Culture, or Indonesian Arts, or before that, Sukowati Studio Grafis) is the Solo, Indonesia-based designer of Indonesian dingbats and fonts. Batik Dayak (2006) and Batik (2006) are textured headline typefaces. Indonesian Arts Culture (2006) has some national symbols. AsmatFont2007 is a decorated sans headline face. WayangObama (2009) has Obama dingbats and an arched headline face.
El Progreso, Honduras-based designer of the geometric sans fonts Aviddyn (2012) and Aviel (2012). Asley also made Godus (2013, a sans face), Zeoruz (2012, techno), Zamsley (2012, hand-printed) and Aszami (2012, hand-printed).
In 2013, Asley designed the 5-style sans family Fineness (free download).
David Hernandez (Aspek) was born in 1987 and lives in Cabo San Lucas, Baja California Sur, Mexico. In 2016, he designed the free chola graffiti-inspired typeface Mexican Pride. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Association for Insight Meditation (or: Aimwell)
On this site dedicated to Pali fonts, we find Bhikkhu Pesala's free fonts: Akkhara, Cankama (2009, blackletter), Carita (2006, all caps roman), Garava (2006), Guru (2008: made for Buddhist publications, it is a rather complete Latin, Greek and symbol font), Hattha (2007, felt marker face), Kabala (2009, after Kabel...), Lekhana (2008, in Zapf Chancery style), Mandala (2007, geometric sans), Odana (2006), Pali, Talapatta, Talapanna (2007), Veluvana (2006), Verajja (2006), Yolanda (2008, calligraphic). The Pali fonts all have over 1400 Latin characters with diacritics including those needed for Sanskrit and Pali transcriptions. They cover Latin, Vietnamese, chess symbols, and astrological signs, and are based on Zapf's Palatino. Bhikkhu Pesala is a Buddhist monk in London. [Google] [More] ⦿
Astronaut Design is located in Almaty, Kazakhstan. It is run by Slava (Vyacheslav) Kirilenko. A graduate of Kazakh National Pedagogical University Abai, Vyacheslav has worked as a graphic designer for Forty Studio, Why Smart Branding Agency, and USP Advertising Agency. In 2013, he won an award in the Granshan competition. He also designs typefaces at the Brownfox typefoundry run by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.
His typefaces from 2012 include the free rounded sans family Static (Fontfabric), 1204 Grotesque, Neue Standart Grotesk, the free font Archive (a rounded sans headline typeface that is also also at Fontfabric: both Latin and Cyrillic), Svalbard Chrome, Cosmographia (sans headline face), Geometria (done with Gayaneh Bagdasaryan, followed by Geometria Narrow in 2016), Terminal Regular (like Courier), and Weimar.
Institut (2013, Brownfox) is an industrial-strength sans typeface designed by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan.
Typefaces from 2015: Nolde (a Latin / Cyrillic titling typeface named after german-Danish printer Emil Nolde; by Vyacheslav Kirilenko and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).
Typefaces from 2016: Wermut (a transitional dagger-serifed Latin / Cyrillic text typeface family by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan and Vyacheslav Kirilenko, published at Brownfox).
Atelier Carvalho Bernau
Kai Bernau (b. 1978) studied graphic design at the University of Applied Sciences Schwabisch Gmünd in Germany before relocating to the Netherlands, where he graduated from the Design & Typography course of the KABK in The Hague in 2005 with his successful Neutral Typeface project. He continued in the KABK's Type and Media Master course where he graduated in 2006. Since 2011, Kai teaches type design in the Master in Art Direction program at ECAL in Lausanne, Switzerland. In 2005, Susana Carvalho and Kai Bernau formed Atelier Carvalho Bernau, which is based in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Consortium of French type designer in Strasbourg (see also here for font downloads). Web site disappeared. Designers include
Atelier Telescopique (Fonderie Nordik)
Fonderie Nordik is a new French foundry in Wasquehal near Lille, which publishes some fonts such as Tomica (2009, a geometric sans done for Wéo Télé Nord Pas de Calais), Le Dixca, Le Cicerond, LaNormal, La Lienne. Founded in 1998 by Xavier Meurice and Sébastien Delobel. Stéphane Meurice and Guillaume Berry are also involved.
Font list: Font list: Scard (2000, Xavier Meurice), Stonehenge, Dixca (free pixel font), Fish, Delory, Lienne (2001, with Delobel), Bizeau, Raoul, La Cidulée, Ader (Xavier Meurice, 2002), Tex (2002, pixel font by Xavier Meurice), Normale (free), PSUS (Xavier Meurisse, 2000), Bépierre, Péro, SV01 (dings), Cicerond (free dot matrix font), Réka (2001, Meurice and Delobel), Nuk, Stéroide, Rosoir (2002, Xavier Meurice, dingbats), Equinox, Acropik, Wazemmes, Kune, Stoneheure (2001, Xavier Meurice), Sphiquesie (Xavier Meurice, 2002, an octagonal font), Nyctalope (2002).
Xavier Meurice participates in the type cooperative Ainsifont in Lille. His typefaces there include:
Brazilian designer (b. 1983) of these free fonts in 2011: Xilosa (angular poster face). He lives in Itabara, Minas Gerais.
In 2012, Atila added the minimalist typeface Conhaq.
Design studio in Gijon, Spain. Its designer studied graphic design in Salamanca. Atipo produced the donationware typeface Cassannet in 2012. This beautiful sans typeface is modeled after art deco lettering by Cassandre. It was adjusted and expanded to six styles in 2016 as Cassannet Plus.
In 2012, they published the free twitterware round sans family Bariol, which has its own dedicated web page. This was followed by the wonderful set of icons called Bariol Icons. In 2015, they published the tweetware / donationware rounded typeface family Bariol Serif.
The text typeface Calendas (2011, Paula Gutierrez). Additional weights were custom-made for the magazine Town & Country.
They created a bespoke wayfinding font / icon set for London Luton Airport in 2014.
Typefaces from 2015: Geomanist---I guess the name comed from geometric and humanist. In general, I can't imagine a worse marriage but this one actually works.
Typefaces from 2016: Seville (a custom font for Fitbit Blaze, based on Bariol), Semcon (for the Swedish engineering firm Forsman & Bodenfors).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of Sencillo (2016), Certainly Style (2016, conneced monoline script), Adfonture (2016), Jasridar (2015), Scrap Brush (2016), Simple Tech (2016), Sangkalaen (2016), Duntget (2016) and Limpoke (2016). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Atomic Media (was: SmartDust)
Matthew Bardram (b. New York City, 1965) is the Tucson, AZ-based [T-26] founder of Atomic Media, who specializes in bitmap fonts. He designed Atomic, Centrifuge, Bromide (at T-26), Crackle, Klaxon. At Nakedface (now gone), he made Arachnid, Bitpak, Bylinear, DhexInline, Genetica, Economy Large, Empiric, Hypersigna (2005, bitmap face), Montreal (the family) and two katakana fonts. His Bitpack includes the following pixel fonts: Bylinear (2000), Cellular (2000), Genetica (2000, free download), Genetrix, Macroscopic, Metodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer, Remote (2000), Monocule (2000), Joystik, Centrifuge, Quantaa (2000), Bionika, Megalon (2000), Wired, Badfish.
Bardram's Digipak includes Atomic-Inline, Atomic-Outline, Bionika-Black, Bionika, Genetrix-Crossed, Genetrix-Square, Genetrix-SquareCore, Genetrix-SquareHollow, Joystik, Macroscopic-A, Macroscopic-B, Macroscopic-C, Macroscopic-D, Macroscopic-E, Methodic-Bold, Methodic, Microscopic, Noir, Scriptometer-SanScript, Scriptometer.
Additional typefaces: a 3D pixel font called Boxer 3D (2002), Neuronic (2002-2004, nice outlined pixel font; see also here), Fusionaire (2002, a display font) and Wijdeveld, a squarish font based on the lettering of poster artist Wijdeveld from The Netherlands. In 2005, these fonts were added: Magnetica, Imperium, Ratio, Hypersigna, Sequence and Tempora, all by Matthew Bardram.
Sausan Kare's pixel fonts at Atomic Media: Mini Food, Kare Dingbats, Biology, Everett, Harry, Ramona, Kare Five Dots, Kare Five Dots Serif, Kare Six Dots, Kare Six Dots Serif.
Atsushi Miyasaka/Hajime Kabutoya
Original fonts created by Robert Cortez: Mashburn Awful, Mashburn Regular, Hospital (grunge), Quickness (1999, techno), Transcript, Bad Blocks.
Attak is a two-headed graphic design firm formed in 2004 by Peter Korsman (b. 1982) and Casper Herselman. It is based in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. They have some free and some commercial typefaces. Behance link. Their fonts, ca. 2009: AT AK-47, AT Babyfat, AT Blaser, AT Concours, AT Dienstuhr, AT Discipline, AT FFW, AT Helix, AT Hide and Seek, AT Hieronymus, AT Janus Kiep, AT Kerremus, AT Klaxon, AT Korsakopf, AT Litewriter, AT Mepper, AT Mohawk, AT Moker, AT Monoload, AT Muntel, AT Peetroleum, AT Praktikum, AT Promille, AT Ramseier, AT Riot, AT Sirca, AT Sirca alternate, AT Slyper, AT Snotnose, AT Streeep, AT Tabak, AT T'Atteljeej, AT TCB, AT Timeline, AT Trash Bold, AT Willi, AT With Machines, AT Zippora. Notable products: AK-47 simulates Cyrillic; Helix is a stencil face; Muntel and Concours are fat art deco typefaces; Practicum and Tabak are octagonal; Riot leaks blood; Sirca is based on arcs of circles; Streep is a multiline font. I presume that Peter is the main font designer in the team, as he already made fonts as early as 2003 for Burodestruct (see, e.g., BD Burner, BD El Max, BD Sirca, and BD Bardust, downloadable here). A more detailed breakdown per designer:
Free fonts at the German outfit Augenbluten (Mac only): Poprock, Destroy Dingbats, Menace, Destroy Gotisch (Fraktur), Excellence (multiline font), Augmented, Maschinen (octagonal), Nano, Mikrokomputer (pixel face). All these fonts are by a group of four people among which we find Axel Pfaender. The group calls itself "interfaces - symposium ueber schrift und sprache". PC versions at Augmented.de.
August T. Horvath
Silver Spring, MD-based makers of the billboard typeface Au Dorsey (1990) and of Au Bauer Text Initials (1990, a Trajan typeface after F.H.E. Schneidler's Schneidler Initialen, Bauersche Giesserei, 1937).
The company's blurb: Robert Sugar is the president and creative director of Auras Design. A graduate of American University, he taught publication design there for nine years. Early positions working with printers and typesetters gave him an expanded perspective on the designer's role in producing print publications. Typography and prepress skills helped Auras become a pioneer in electronic design and prepress. He committed the studio completely to digital design by 1992, and has constantly expanded the technology, skills and capabilities of the studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aurelio J. Foerster Filho
Artist, graphic designer, and photographer in San Francisco. In 2011, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Visual Arts from California State University, Monterey Bay. Creator of the free antique-look display typeface Passau (2013).
Snellville, Atlanta, GA-based designer (b. 1977) of the playful fonts Austie Bost Dreamboat (2015), Austie Bost There For You (2015), Austie Bost Envelopes Print (2014), Austie Bost Take A Chance (2014), Austie Bost Lifted Up (2014), Austie Bost Arrow Mania (2014, arrows), Austie Bost Envelopes (2014), Austie Bost Versailles (2014: thin curly script), Austie Bost Chunky Description (2014), Austie Bost Descriptions (2014), Austie Bost Wibbly (2014: a great curly poster typeface), Austie Bost Somersaults (2014), Austie Bost Cartwheels, Austie Bost Roman Holiday Sketch (2014), Austie Bost Matamata (2014), Austie Bost Serifina (2013, a curly script), Austie Bost Happy Holly (2013), Austie Bost Bumblebee (2013), Austie Bost Toy Chest (2013), Austie Bost All My Love (2013), Bost Chunkilicious (2013), Austie Bost in Wonderland (2013), Austie Bost You Wear Flowers (2013), Austie Bost Rest of Our Lives (2013, penmanship font), Austie Bost Simple Simon (2013, a curly face), Austie Bost Dust Into Diamonds (2013), Austie Bost Small World (2013), Austie Bost High Altitudes (2013), Austie Bost Marketplace (2013), Austie Bost Starlit Beach (2013), Austie Bost Cherry Cola (2013), Austie Bost Hooked on a Feeling (2013), Austie Bost in a Rush (2013), Austie Bost Blueberry Muffins (2013), Austie Bost Kitten Klub (2013), Austie Bost Mud Pies (2013, a connect-the-dots typeface), and Austie Bost Crazy Days (2012) and of the dingbat typeface Austie Bost Christmas Doodles (2012).
Australian Type Foundry (ATF)
The Australian Type Foundry was launched in January 2002 by Wayne Thompson (b. 1967), who is art director at an ad agency in Newcastle, NSW, and is located in Merewether.
Commercial fonts at this ex-signpainter's site include Arum Sans (2009, an elegant humanst sans family), Halvorsen (2006), Fuse Box (2005), Architect (handprinting, now at T-26), Axiom, ATF Bosin (2003, casual hand script, which is also sold by Umbrella Type/Veer), Barkpipe, ATF Iperion (2003), McNeilBlok (2003), Not Sassure, Spud (handprinting), Wobbly Boot (2007, boozy script), Zoobie (2007, handprinting), Virus, Otis and Otis Condensed (since 2007 at T-26), Ogre, Fresh, ATF Euron (2003).
[T-26] fonts by him include many of the above, plus also DallasPlain (1998, handwriting).
At Phat Phonts, Wayne Thompson created Jungle Bones (2005) and Ratbag (2005). Stuart Brown designed the Neutraliser family, a versatile collection of geometric-based fonts with 24 styles. Artist Paul McNeil has designed the McNeil family of blocky display typefaces. He has previously produced designs for Mambo and currently works in Sydney. Another designer working for them, out of Indonesia, is Mendiola B. Wiryawan.
Custom typefaces by ATF include Django Modified, Honda Prototype (2012), OBrien Glass (2012), Travel Bats (for Sensis) and JWT Vodafone (grunge).
The retail fonts at the start of 2012: ArumSans, Halvorsen Pro, ITC Django, Grimsby Hand, Bosin, Carbon Credit, Carbon Tax, Chowdahead, Decon, Demented Avenger, ITC Don't Panic, Equaliser, Equaliser Stencil, Euron, Fresh, Fuse Box, Guttersnipe, Iperion, Barkpipe, ITC Panic, Not Sassure, Ogre, Otis Condensed, Pontoon, Ratbag, Spud, Stakeout, Tully, Virus, Wobbly Boot, Zoobie.
In 2014, he designed the brush script typeface Quencher, and the custom sans typeface O'Brien Glass.
In 2015, ATF created Maccas (+Inline) for McDonalds Australia, via their agency DDB Sydney, by modifying, with permission, Cindy Kinash's True North typeface family. For a South East Asian nation's law enforcement agency, he custom-designed Personaliyty (2015).
Dutch company run by Jeroen Breen, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte, who all graduated from Utrecht School of the Arts (HKU). Autobahn designs special graphical projects, often with an illustrative and typographical angle. They offered these free fonts made with tomato paste, toothpaste and other things: Autobahn-Gelvetica, Autobahn-Heldentica, Autobahn-Tomatica (2008). Autobahn Grafisch Ontwerp is based in Utrecht, The Netherlands. The designers are Jeroen Breen (b. 1981), Maarten Dullemeijer (b. 1982) and Rob Stolte (b. 1981).
Their house fonts are Air Light (techno) and LEF.
In 2010, they produced the exquisite typeface Petronius, which is based upon a typeface designed by surrealist Joop H. Moesman (1909-1988).
The Alphabet in stone typeface by Dom Hans van der Laan, a Dutch monk who lived from 1904 until 1991, was digitized in 2011, and the project can be seen here. Contributors include Willem Noyons, Maarten Dullemeijer and Rob Stolte. This typeface is based on the proportions found in Trajan.
In a project called Hacking Habitat (2015), they combined Arial Black and Times into a hybrid typeface.
Graduate of the School of Design at Rochester Institute of Technology. East Billerica, MA-based designer of the calligraphically-inspired Plumeria (2015) and Plumeria Sans (2015). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Amsterdam's Jan Pieter Kunst offers Avesta (Persian 5th/6th century), a five font family that is based on the typeface used in the Avesta edition by K.F. Geldner. Freeware. PC, type 1 and truetype. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Avi Fonts were made for a Greek company located in Athens, called Aviette or Avisoft. This free set of multi-accented Latin/Greek fonts is available since 2004-2005 with Debian Linux: AVI-BonatiPT-Bold, AVI-BonatiPT-BoldItalic, AVI-BonatiPT-Italic, AVI-BonatiPT-Normal, AVI-Jacobs-Bold, AVI-Jacobs-BoldItalic, AVI-Jacobs-Italic, AVI-Jacobs-Normal, AVI-Optima-Bold, AVI-Optima-BoldItalic, AVI-Optima-Italic, AVI-Optima-Normal, AVI-OptimaCollege-Italic, AVI-OptimaCollege, AVI-ParisAifel-Medium, AVI-ParisAifel-MediumItalic. The authors are Atanasio, and Panayotis Katsaloulis. See also here. Panayotis Katsaloulis helped fixing Greek accents in the Greek Extended area in the GNU Freefont project: (U+1F00-U+1FFF). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indonesian designer (b. 1995) of the geometric poster typeface Deum (2013), Beuve (2014), the techno typeface Infimium Guardian (2014), the pixelish typeface Famirids (2014), the tetris typeface Trio Nona Tone (2014), and the sharp-edged caps typeface Vanadine (2014). In 2015, he made the pixel typefaces RPG System and Microtype, the hand-crafted dingbat typeface Mark LT, and the squrish elliptical typeface Perca. In 2016, he designed the pixel typefaces Vanadine Pix and Sad Machine (used in Porter Robinson's Sad Machine video lyrics), the textured typeface Hacked CRT, the paint drip typeface Lavender Witness, and the trekkie typeface Rektec. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of handwriting fonts for Japanese: chimacoron (2004), chimacoronhoso (2004), Tinkling Bell (2003), OhiruneFont, kotorimojiFONT-TT (full kanji font, also called TheLittleBirdFONT), RuFont, WarabeFont, TheLittleBirdFONTS (2003, full kanji face, handwritten), WarabemojiKTT (2003, full kanji font). Home page. Alternate URL, which has these free Latin/kana techno fonts: ChimaChima, Dekaji, Funyaji, MaruMaru, MiniChima, MiniChimaKaku, all made in 2003 by Aya Suzukon. Is this by the same type designer? [Google] [More] ⦿
Mansourah, Egypt (and/or New York City)-based designer of the Latin sans typeface Firsta (2012). Now based in New York City, he also designed the free font Burnit (2012), and the rounded typefaces Cobera (2013), Limon (2013), Over Sea (2013), Bazyl (2013), Fada (2013), Fagr (2013), Coll 3D (2013), Cool Bold (2013), Maw (2013), Awesome Outline (2013) and MyBold (2013). He also made Up Down (2013), Carpenter Tools (2013, dingbats), Stop It (2013), Bold Box (2013), Youm (2013), Quick Run (2013), Gangnam (2013), Prison Tattoo (2013), Web Tools (2013, icons), Labels (2013), Social Media Font (2013), Shehab (2013) and Social Font Icons (2013). He runs Fontm.com.
Indonesian designer in Bandung (b. 1991) who created the Indonesian-themed ornamental typefaces Seselendangan (2010) and Loveleaves (2010). In 2012, he added Absurd Sans, a typeface with missing pieces. In 2014, he designed the spurred Western typeface Texas Troupe. Autumn Rats (an all-caps cartoon / poster typeface), Newside FP, Zigzagzug, Raw District, Lugina FP (rounded sans), Crissco (a dot matrix typeface) and Pocket Thrilled followed in 2015. In 2016, he made Kelpotico (textured).
Home page. Another URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Tumblr link. Old home page. Another Tumblr link. Society6 linkZ. Another Behance link. Yet another Behance link. Aka Ask me and as Carrot Rope. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Campinas, Brazil, Babuino created Gans Baai (2012), a modular squarish display typeface. Free download.
Primitive handwriting and alphading fonts by Hirano Kaato: Dotphoria (very small pixel font), Dotphoria--minimal-, baby-rock, bury-cute, Morphine-Dingbats, NEPENTHES, pop-machine, pop-machine69, Thin--ordinary-, Thin--3D-, Thin--3D-Italic-, Thin--extraordinary-. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Baekmuk (was: Hwan Design)
Korean company that developed the freeware Hangul fonts Baekmuk Dotum (sans), Baekmuk Batang (serif), Baekmuk Gulim (warm rounded sans) and Baekmuk Headline (heavy). All fonts were made by JeongHwan Kim between 1986 and 2002, and cover Korean, Japanese and Chinese. CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bagel & Co
Japanese foundry that offers these free Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa around 2005: Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout, Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb (hexagonal), Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso, Pusab, Sushitaro, Typewrong.
Free Japanese techno fonts Ionic Bond and Kaden-60. Aka em-DESIGNS E.d. Fonts.
Bajo La Luna Producciones
Graphic designer (b. 1987). Creator of Narnia BLL (2006, after the Narnia Chronicles), SL Panzer Kardinal (2005), named after Pope Joseph Ratzinger, whose nickname after WW II was the "tank cardinal". He also made SL Drops of Moonlight (2005), SL Runaway Girl (2005), a cute handwriting face, Backslash (2005), Crawl (2005), Brawl (2005, futuristic), Dreaming of Lilian (2005), Emophonic (2005, futuristic), and SL Thank You For The Venom (2005).
The Bakoma fonts were made by Basil Malyshev, author of Bakoma TeX. BaKoMa TeX uses fonts in ATM compatible PostScript Type 1 format These fonts was produced by automatical conversion from Knuth's Computer Modern MetaFont codes. The conversion technology was designed by Basil K. Malyshev in 1994-1995. Later, the technology was improved to handle hint replacement, and the collection was extended by additional fonts. Some of Bakoma TeX is commercial now, but the fonts are still free. They are originally in type 1, but subsequent truetype and opentype versions have been developed too. Here is a grouped listing:
Baloo is a free display font available in nine Indian scripts along with Latin. Included are Baloo-Devanagari, BalooBhai-Gujarati, BalooTammudu-Telugu, BalooBhaina-Odia (Oriya), BalooChettan-Malayalam, BalooDa-Bangla, BalooPaaji-Gurmukhi, BalooTamma-Kannada, and BalooThambi-Tamil. The project's leader is Girish Dalvi, and the project is in the hands of Ek Type. Type design help came from Ek Type, and in particular from Ek Type's Sarang Kulkarni (for Devanagari) and Noopur Datye (for Baloo Da-Bangla). Maithili Singre helped with Malayalam. Baloo Bhai was designed by Supriya Tembe and Noopur Datye. Baloo Thambi is designed by Aadarsh Rajan. Google Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Baltimore&Ohio Railroad Historical Society
Jack Aaron Rodriguez made a font called Baltimore&Ohio R.R. Co. Loco.&Pass. Equipt. Cars Lettering (2004) for the Baltimore&Ohio Railroad Historical Society. Jack lives in Riverdale, MD. Kenneth Van Mechelen made B&OStation (2005), B&OLoco (2005), EMD (2006), and B&OX (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bang Kumis Typefoundry (was: Eltypolocos Typefoundry)
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the Victorian display typefaces Inlander Batavia (2013, spurred) and Heisenberg (2013). In 2014, he made Mockingbird Script. In 2015, he added Mustache University (spurred Victorian display family codesigned with Agga Swistblnk) and Toenas Bangsa Slab (a clean rounded slab serif family with six styles). In 2016, he designed Neuesanstara.
Graphic designer in Rennes, France, who created the über-modular typeface One Curve (2015), in which each glyph is either a rectangle or a quareter circle. He also made the free monoline sans typeface Crossed Type (2015) [careful: the zippyshare download site has viruses]. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1990) of these (mostly free) typefaces:
Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur, revamped in 2014 as Gotyk Nr 7), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ultra-Victorian typeface Nymphic, 1889), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).
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This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight, MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.
In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3.
German foundry that had some free offerings by Berlin-based graphic designer, typographer and illustrator, Helge Barske. In 2001, he made Dirty Bitch, Kombuese, Badfag, Gogogogo, Kloezzler, Klozzbats, Krossklozz, Mahoney, Pixelplastique, Plastiquekingdom, Sinner (constructivist), Snowbats, Stanzefett, Suplex. Several dot matrix and pixel fonts. The fonts typically had no punctuation though. At some point, the free font pages disappeared. KingConvex (2009, hairline) was shown at Behance. Schneusel Sans (2010) is a soft octagonal face.
Bart Claeys Font Design
The original link disappeared. Exclusive donationware (mostly grunge, graffiti and grunge) fonts by Bart Claeys (Belgium) at Fontasia International: Antiphun BC, Barrow Irregular BC, Brockx Normal BC, Colloquial Prickle BC, Heamorrhage BC, Phlox BC, Probe BC, Prolix BC, Stoneware BC, Thrill BC, (the nice grunge font) Zoophyte BC, Chemical Symbols BC, Zodiac BC, Smart BC, Kosovo BC, Navis BC (ships), and the animal silhouette dingbat font Founa BC.
In the 1990s, he ran Fontasia International by BarClaey [dead link] and called himself Maestro Cicero. It was a very useful and thickly packed font jump page, that included lists of ITC fonts [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch creator of the free script typeface Bart Handschrift (2012).
Hungarian creator of the bouncy black comic book typeface Model (2009). He also updated Maurizio Loreti's BrushScriptX and placed the updates here. His roman caps typeface Livio (2010) is based on S.G. Moye's Livia (1991). He also updated Thatcher Ulrich's Tuffy family in 2010, and made the handy Zapfian dingbat typeface DTPDingbats (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry in Wichita, KS, founded in 1999 by Nathan Williams (b. Concordia, KS, 1973), formerly from the University of Kansas Art Museum Library. Its motto: The goal of the foundry is to provide uninterpreted revivals of type samples generated through disappearing printing methods, and create new fonts for dissemination in the type community. Order through MyFonts.Com or Union Fonts or Creative Market. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
Basil K. Malyshev
Developer of the free metafont-format didone Latin / Cyrillic typeface Obyknovennaya Novaya (2011, in Emglish: ordinary new face). This typeface was widely used in the USSR for scientific and technical publications, as well as textbooks. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographer and graphic designer, who studied typography at ENSAV La Cambre in Brussels.
He created the free web font Karma (2010, Open Font Library), a slab serif face. Caledo (2010) is a narrow hand-printed church face. Pixacaos (2009) is based on Brazilian graffiti. Castles (2010) is an interlocked design font. Nemoy (2010) is geometric. Strato (2010-2012) is a connected signage script.
In 2013, Bastien Sozeau and Jean Gabriel Franchini set up AmoinsB, a free font foundry.
The sans serif typeface family Panamera was published in 2015.
Bayo Suti XV
Imran Nasution [Bayo Suti XV] is the Medan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1997) of the dingbat typeface Masjid Al Imran (2014), which consists of silhouettes of mosques. Other typefaces from 2014: Semaphore Pramuka, Kingsland Timur (2014, caps), Lake Toba (textured capitals), Ali Air (cursive script), Gang of Sipirok (outlined typeface). In 2015, he designed INF Simpang Ampek (a simple script) and Alphabet SNK (a hacker font).
Bazhen Yurchenko is the Kharkov, Ukraine-based designer of BenCat, Grunge, Flowerchild, BenHardLife, BenKrush and BenPioneer (1997). His fonts are here. Encient German Gothic is a blackletter font to which he added a Cyrillic in 1995-1999. Here, you will find the free Cyrillic truetype fonts Ben-Cat-Bold, Ben-Hard-Life-Bold, Ben-Krush, Ben-Pioneer-Bold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Small archive: BaBee (a grunge font based on Arial made the web site owners), BenguiatFrisky (Miles, 1994), BlackAdderII (Bruce Marx, 1991), BloodOfDracula, BonzCapsSSK, Rothenburg-Decorative-Normal, Smash. [Google] [More] ⦿
A 1999 series of mathematical and Cyrillic fonts that used to be on the web, but is no longer easy to discover: BCCYR, BCSYMA, BCSYMB, BCSYMX, BCCYRBold, BCSYMABold, BCSYMBBold, BCSYMXBold. The fonts are needed for old math typesetting software such as EXP. I have no idea who made them, and there are no claims to these fonts, so you can download them here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Beaufonts offers nice screen fonts and pixel fonts by Cecilia Garside, David Gibson, David Hand, Jonathan Hitchen, John Humphries, Ian Mitchell, Paul Musgrave, Oliver Payne and Simon Vaughan. Free Mac type 1 fonts, often of the pixel type. Fonts: Backstabber, Baseface, Bummer, Default_20PN55C, Disinformacion, FuckingGoodStencil, MissPeaches, Punkt, SansCounter, Suedehead, Swipe, Untiled. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free condensed octagonal typeface Highlander.
Free Beeline fonts by "Miss Claude" (Claude Derieppe) and "The Font Goddess": Alpha3D, AlphaBalloon, AlphaBalloons2, AlphaBizzyBee, AlphaBones, AlphaBoy, AlphaCar, AlphaClouds, AlphaCrooner, AlphaCutOut, AlphaDishes, AlphaElephant, AlphaElfin, AlphaFitness, AlphaFlowers, AlphaFunky1, AlphaFunky2, AlphaGarden, AlphaInky, AlphaMan, AlphaMusicMan, AlphaNails, AlphaPaint, AlphaParty, AlphaPencils, AlphaRemember, AlphaRope, AlphaRunning, AlphaSausage, AlphaSausage, AlphaScribble, AlphaSkyParty, AlphaSmoke, AlphaSports (2002), AlphaSquiggle, AlphaSurvivor, AlphaThin, AlphaTopiary, AlphaTrees, AlphaUnleaded, AlphaUnplugged, AlphaWizard, AlphaWoman, AlphaWomanHair, AlphaWood, Baby, BabyBeeline, BizzyBunny, CarBeeline, DinosBeeline, HeliumHeaven, TicketCapitalsImpressed, TicketCapitalsRepressed, WormAlpha, WormBeeline. [Google] [More] ⦿
Behaviour (was: type behaviour)
Behaviour was founded in 1996 by Anuthin Wongsunkakon and Nirut Krusuansombat in Bangkok. They do graphic design, mainly. Type Behaviour is the font library of Behaviour. Anuthin teaches graphic design at School of Art and Design, Bangkok University and Chulalongkorn University.
Fonts include OCRX, Aspirin, Interviewer, Songothic (1999), Behaviour, Keystonestate, Effectra, Hydrous, Ideologica, Waveeweekend, Matamorphosis, Berlidin. Commercial fonts available at T26 and PsyOps (where he did Hydrous). Also, many dingbats by Nirut Krusuansombat, again without downloads. Custom-made Thai fonts too.
[T-26] designer of Aspirin, Aspirin Advance, Aspirin Refill (hairline), Automate (2008), Behaviour, Berlidin, Carbon, Cellular One, Cellular Two, Cellular three, Coupe, Datum, Dotto, Dotto Deluxe, Effectra, Harbinger, Hydrous (2009, PsyOps and T-26), Ideologica, Interviewer, Keystone State, Labelo Ext, Labelo Rom, Labelo Uni, Metamorphosis, Myers Sans, OCRBe, OCRX, QR-Type, Son Gothic (+New Son Gothic), Wavee Weekend (upright script, Foto (2006, dingbats), Harbinger (2004, stencil), Myers Sans (2005), Aspirin, Carbon (2003, an octagonal font, which reappeared in 2006 as Carbon C6 and in 2008 at Cadson Demak as carbon Plus), Coupe (2006, 4-weight sans family), Labelo (2003, octagonal, +Varsity), Dotto, Dotto Deluxe (2002, dot matrix font), Behaviour, Berlidin (nice serifs), Ideologica (2000), Interviewer, KeystoneState (1999: a license plate font), Metamorphosis, SonGothic, WaveeWeekend (2000), OCRX (2001, T-26), and Effectra (2001, T-26), Cellular-Complete (2002, T-26), POBox (2002, T-26, dingbats of postal imprints), Datum (2002, pixel font), Baked (2007, T-26), Board (2004, T-26), OCR-Be (2006).
Free font: Katan U Kata Way T (Thai font).
Dingbats: Arvaiyava, Bahnpaburut, I'm Icons, Monsoon, Pixxo (pixel-based icons), Prajanbarn, SO-6.
MyFonts sells the athletic lettering fonts Labelo Ext (2007, T-26), Option Sans (2009, T-26), Labelo Varsity and Board Deluxe, Enzyme (2010, Cadson Demak), Amino (2010, Cadson Demak: an organic family).
Typefaces at Katatrad include Ra Bobb Thai (2012, octagonal).
Richard Kinch's public domain fonts in type 1 and Truetype that may replace the proprietary fonts needed for Latex Mathtime. Names: blex, blsy, rblmi. Created in 1998.
Programmer and font technologist in Hefei, China. He wrote a parametric program that can create fonts. His first adventure is the gorgeous (monoline monospaced) programming font Iosevka (2015), which is completely free: for the source code, see Github. It has 7 weights and 6 styles anmd is entirely programmed. Belleve says that he was inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. Link to the releases. The font covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, and is narrower than many fonts in order to be compatible with CJK characters. A tour de force that deserves an award. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ben Branum (b. 1981, USA, possibly located in Minneapolis or Saint Paul, MN) runs Branum Design. In 2014, he created the free typefaces Branum Cursive (shaded) and Modern Deco. In 2015, he added the sci-fi typeface Motorblock. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director, type designer and illustrator working in Brooklyn, New York, who does mainly custom work for clients such as Entertainment weekly, ESPN, Fortune Magazine, grantland, GQ and NBC. His typefaces include
Creator of the shadow typeface Box (2012).
Designer at Chank of Newveau (2002, a font with an Alphonse Mucha look to it), Dustbowl Clementine, Dictator and Blown Deadline (2002). Chank says that he is a student at St. Cloud State University. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangkok-based designer (b. 1989) of the modular triangular typeface Furtive (2011), the ornamental CS BenWood (2011, free), the Ugaritic and native Indian cultures inspired CS Zero (2011), and the minimalist monoline typeface CS Cacher (2011).
CS Liana (2013) is a mixture of art nouveau and Tuscan. In 2014 he created Oldben. Like his other typefaces, these are all vector format typefaces.
Graduate of Escuela de Arte Diez in Madrid, who is based in Madrid. Benito created the hip free typeface Totem (2014, FontStruct) and the free modular typeface Rise (2014, FontStruct). In 2015, he made the free typeface Poniente. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his graphic design studies At Anderson University in South Carolina, Ben Mahaffey designed the squarish Engadi typeface family (2013), and the contrasted sans typeface family Aristocrat (2013).
Zürich, Switzerland-based designer (b. 1973) of the hexagonal typeface Darth Gonzo (2014), Uhura 2239 (2014), the bullet hole typeface Zuckerbrot (2014) and the slab serif typeface Pontifexica (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Diana Pazo (Guadalajara and/or Guanajuato, Mexico) is a graphic design freelancer. She created the free futuristic display typeface Bennudiseno (2010) and the free mini-serifed display typeface Diva Mexicana (2014). Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of these free typefaces that can be downloaded at Dafont:
French designer of the rough poster font Bajorelle (2013).
Danilo Segan added Cyrillic glyphs to Bitstream's Vera sans family, and created the Bepa family. Alternate URL. Apparently, they are now outdated, having been replaced by the DejaVu Sans and Serif families. He maintains the Cyrillic glyph set in DejaVu. The URW-CYR family contains cleaned-up and fixed Serbian glyphs---these are now outdated, since Valek Filipov has merged (and first improved) them back into upstream URW-CYR fonts available here. Danilo Segan also created Nova and Nova Light (2003-2004), an art deco Cyrillic unicase family. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Bera type 1 font pack comprises BeraSans-Bold, BeraSans-BoldOblique, BeraSans-Oblique, BeraSans-Roman, BeraSansMono-Bold, BeraSansMono-BoldOb, BeraSansMono-Oblique, BeraSansMono-Roman, BeraSerif-Bold, BeraSerif-Roman, all made in 2004. The developers, Malte Rosenau (University of Göttingen) and Walter Schmidt, write: The fonts were originally designed by Bitstream, Inc in TrueType format under the name "Bitstream Vera". These fonts are available from Gnome.org. Malte Rosenau converted them to the Postscript type1 format. The license required a different name ("Bera") to be assigned to the result. Ulrich Dirr (Art&Satz) reworked the kerning tables of the Bera Sans fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bernat Gramage/Toni Benlliure
Limbach-Oberfrohna (Saxony)-based designer (b. 1987) of the calligraphic roman display typeface Chantelli Antiqua (2007) and the sans family Sansation (2008-2009) [poster of Sansation by Flavia Schreiber].
In 2013, he published the black titling sans typeface Majoris.
Bert Bos studied Mathematics in Groningen (1982-1987), and wrote a thesis about Graphic User Interfaces (1987-1993). He worked on an Internet browser and the surrounding infrastructure for the Faculty of Arts in Groningen and is now working for The World Wide Web Consortium on style sheets and math. He lives in Sophia Antipolis near Nice in France.
Author of Cascading Style Sheets---designing for the Web (3rd ed.) (2005, Hakon Wium Lie & Bert Bos).
He also created a free transitional family in metafont and opentype for use with TeX, Gladiator and Gladiator Sans (1991).
This is also A Hundred Dollars and a Dog (AHDAAD), located in Mainz, Germany. This studio, run jointly by Isabelle Gehrmann and Stefan Ruetz, does graphic design and art direction. Creators of some (free) experimental typefaces for Neo2 magazine in Spain. These include BERT (2006, futuristic face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a mention of Hamburg, but also a reference to Greatwhite in Beirut, Lebanon.
Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (hand-printed), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).
His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Yonia (rounded script family loaded with opentype features), XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Urban Cutouts (2010), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.
Typefaces from 2014: XXII YeahScript (signage script).
Oslo, Norway-based designer of the deco typeface Transformasjon (2016), which is based on two fonts used by Kristiania University College. At FontStruct, she designed the free font Røst (2016). At iFontMaker, she created NightTime (2016) and After Midnight (2016, a free connect-the-dots style font). Behance link. FontStruct link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Betty Zhang is based in Gold Coast, Australia. Designer of the free display typeface Stripes (2013).
The free Beuron package maintained by Keno Wehr (University of Oldenburg, Germany) provides the typeface used in the works of the Beuron art school for use with TeX and LaTeX. It is a monumental script consisting of capital letters only. The fonts are provided as Metafont sources and in the Type 1 format. This package was launched in 2016, and includes suitable font selection commands for use with LaTeX.
Wehr explains Beuronese art: Beuronese art was a reform movement of Christian art, established by Peter Lenz (1832-1928) and Jakob Wueger (1829-1892), who were friends from their studies in Munich, during their stay in Rome in the 1860s. On the one hand, it arose from the art of the Nazarene movement, but on the other hand, it turned away from the naturalism of the Romantic period and strove for a more geometrically stylized depiction of Christian themes. An important impact on this had the examination of ancient Egyptian art, which becomes noticable especially by a far-reaching renunciation of spatial depth in depiction. Lenz and Wüger entered the Benedictine abbey of Beuron (near Sigmaringen in Southern Germany) in 1872 and 1870 respectively, where they worked as Pater Desiderius and Pater Gabriel. Beuronese art was essentially carried by the circle of their pupils from the monastery in the following decades up to the 1930s. The Beuronese artists were not only commissioned to paint and furnish the monastery of Beuron itself, reestablished in 1863, but also quite a lot of other churches and monasteries in several countries of Europe. The Beuron art school reached its summit about 1900, when it received attention by the world of art beyond the religious milieu through the participation in various exhibitions. Due to the Second World War and church renovations in the following period many works of Beuronese art were partially or totally destroyed. Today remaining works can be seen for instance in Beuron (Chapel of St Maurus1 and Archabbey of St Martin), Ruedesheim am Rhein (Abbey of St Hildegard), Prague (churches of the former abbeys of Emaus and St Gabriel), but also in America in Conception/Missouri (Basilica of the Immaculate Conception). The murals painted by the artists of the Beuron school were provided with monumental inscriptions, taken from the Holy Bible or the prayer tradition of the Church, which support the didactic character of the paintings. For these paintings a script with some striking features was used, recurring in the most murals and also craft objects of the school with only minor variations. Unfortunately the art-historic literature dealing with Beuronese art says absolutely nothing about this script, although it constitutes obviously an integral part of that art. So the origin of the script is a matter of conjecture. Possibly it is in influenced by the inscriptions of early Christian basilicas in Italy. The Beuron typeface is recommended for headings and ornaments in prayer books, hymnals and the like.
References: Hubert Krins: Die Kunst der Beuroner Schule. Wie ein Lichtblick vom Himmel, Beuron: Beuroner Kunstverlag, 1998. Harald Siebenmorgen: Die Anfaenge der Beuroner Kunstschule. Peter Lenz und Jakob Wueger 1850-1875. Ein Beitrag zur Genese der Formabstraktion in der Moderne, Sigmaringen: Thorbecke, 1983. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ola Björling (Beyond Design) is the designer of Advent (dot font), HybridBold (1999), HybridOutline (1998), JuliaEngstrmBold (based on the handwriting of Julia Engström), Muttprutt, Omicron (a beautiful futuristic face), Randi (1998), Slidfis, Slidfiskittlande (1997, athletic lettering), Slidfissaftig, Starlightseedcitysightseeing, Technoidone. Some of his fonts are under the (Swedish) TarmSaft label, and some under Beyond Design. All were made around 1997. He also made Agaro to Sagaru and Serial Killer, both techno fonts as well.
Bezier Design Limited
Bezier Rider Production (BRP Fonts)
Free original fonts by Tamon Yahagi: Bharatic (Latin, all formats), Devanagarish (Indic simulation), Ananda (handwriting), Ame, Apparappa-House (2003, handwriting), Hiran-Kanan (kana).
Bhikkhu Pesala, an English Buddhist monk, is developing Unicode-compliant Pali fonts: Verajja (2005) is based on Bitstream's Vera. Also, now: Akkhara (a Gentium derivative), Garava (2006, text face), Carita (2006), Guru (2006, serifed), Kabala (2006, sans, modeled after Kabel), Odana (2006, calligraphic), Veluvana (2006, artsy lettering). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bible Works Fonts
Free original fonts, bwgrkl, bwgrkn, bwhebb, for Greek and Hebrew. Postscript and truetype. Other fonts include BWVIET, BWEESS, BWEETI, and BYSYMBOL. Check also Maranatha Church. Alternate URL. Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bihidryed -- BT's font design page
Bihidryed is a small truetype (mainly grunge) font archive. It also carries Brandon Thomas's own grunge (freeware/shareware) creations such as Malcontent, Speartooth, BongBlastedAliens and BongBlastedAliensDay7. Brandon lives in Indianapolis. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bindustries Heavy Metal
Brian McFeely (Bindustries Heavy Metal) is a designer at Fontmonster who is based in Edinburgh. He made Aulden Times, Trident, Rustic Laminate, Unconform and Unconform Round (in which some letters are stenciled).
Grunge typeface foundry. Convenient group download if wanted. Nice page. The fonts: Swatbats1 (1999), Abe, Abiscuos, ArmyBeans, Beans, Blunted, BumpyRoad, Cage (1999), Chaotic Circuit, Degergamized, Dispute, FireWood, FrequencyMod, FunkyMuskrat, Glimmer, GooseNeck (2000), Hewter, Hypertension, JHand, Jope, LiquidPickle, Melee, Menga, Monofill, Numan, StaticCling, SuperChunk, Swatbats, Tikitype (2000), TripleBypass, 486.
Fonts by "Swat Kat" and/or John W. Windows truetype.
Bionic Type Engineering (or: Bionic Systems)
Malte Haust (b. 1974, Kassel) studied graphic design at FH Duesseldorf from 1995 until 2002. With Doris Fürst, he founded Bionic Systems in 1999 in Duesseldorf, using the nicknames juici (for Doris) and dePhrag2.0 (for Malte).
At T26, he published Kernfusion, SynKro (2000, dot matrix font), Cyberwar (2000), Comsat (2000, a stencil family), Comsat Navy (2000), InterFacer (1998) and Doris Orange (2000, free at Maniackers).
Full font list in 2002: 01.MB Truth, Alphabot, BTEBioterminal family (by Malte Haus), Comsat, Comsat Navy, Comsat Breakdown, Cyberwar, Doris Orange, Interfacer, Kernfusion, Neo Tokio, SynKro, Team Riders, Technik, Überform.
Bird Brain Factory
Assistant Professor at Utah Valley University in Salt Lake City, who is based in Sandy, UT. His typographic work/posters is first-rate. See, for example, this a. In 2015, he designed the hand-crafted typeface Miquel, Rough Rider (rough brush typeface), Sean Sans, Stubby Napoleon (dadaist style) and the experimental Junk Font.
Typefaces from 2016: Space Fox (a trekkie font).
Bit-fonts.com (was: M-D Fonts)
Martin Steiner (Bit-fonts.com, and before that, M-D Fonts) is the Slovak designer (b. 1992) of the warning sign dingbat font Warning Tables (2006), Old newspaper font (2008), the ink run typefaces Catalogue (2008) and Black Ink (2007), Old Typewriter (2007), Imperative Tables (2007, warning dingbats), Rugged Type (2008, grunge) and the pixel typefaces BitBox (2007), BitNano (2007), BitDotted (2007), BitMicro01 (2007), BitBold (2006), Bit Favorite, BitNanov211, Bit_01, Bit Classic, BitNanov33, BitCube (2009), Ghotic Sketch (2014), and BitMirror (2006).
Japanese site with some free pixel fonts for Mac and PC. Fonts: BMaztecA12, BMharry, BMbiscuitA9, BMblockA15, BMbugA6, BMchainA6, BMchocolatA9, BMcinemaA16, BMcorrodeA13, BMcubeA8, BMcutterK8, BMdelicoA16, BMdumplingA9, BMethnoA17, BMleavesA11, BMmazeA9, BMminiA8, BMnecoA29 (a cute cat ding font), BMplamoA9, BMreceiptA11, BMrizerA6, BMrubyA12, BMslyA10, BMsolidA11, BMspiralA13, BMstampA9, BMtoppoA12, BMGaudiA32, BMUtopiaA33, BMFeather, Tube, BMKitchen, BMPress, BMXRay, BMFigaro, BM Japan-A12, BMgreat-A9, BM-Army-A12, BM Wappen, BM Gaia-A10, BM Cafe, BM Pinhole, BMJoint, BMGermar. All fonts made in 2001-2004.
Alternate URL. Originally made by Matthew Carter in 1987, an upgraded commercial version was released by Bitstream in 2004 under the name Charter BT Pro. Bitstream Charter is a typeface optimized for printing on the low-resolution 300 dpi laser printers of the 1980s. The typeface is suitable for printing on both modern high-resolution laser printers and lower resolution inexpensive inkjet printers. In 1992, along with their version of Courier, Bitstream donated the Charter font to the X Consortium under terms that allowed modified versions of the font to be redistributed.
In 2013, Michael Sharpe extended Bitstream Charter and provides small caps, oldstyle figures and superior figures in all four styles, accompanied by LaTeX font support files. Sharpe's fonts are called XCharter (opentype and type 1). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bitstream Vera Fonts
The Bitstream Gnome project has released a free no-strings-attached typeface family Vera (2003) for the Linux world. Developed by Bitstream's Jim Lyles, Vera comes in didone Serif, Sans and Sans Mono versions, with Bold, Oblique and Bold Oblique weights. The Sans Mono families have a characteristic dotted zero and an almost Z-shaped lower case l, and are in my view far from optimal. The serif fonts are a bit like Carter's Georgia.
BittBox (or: BB Free Fonts)
Run by Oklahoma City-based Jay Hilgert, this site is dedicated to free clipart and vector art. He has made a stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (2008), which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style. Dafont link. He also made the stunning Western display typeface Fusty Saddle (2008), the worn Tire Shop (2008), Blox (2008), and Conglomerfont (2008, based on letters solicited from designers all over the world). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bjarne Henning Kvaale
Bjorn Capens (possibly from Beveren and/or Antwerpen, Belgium) made these typefaces at Fontasia International in the mid 1990s: Blake (an avant-garde typeface after the comic strip album Blake and Mortimer), Suske en Wiske, Karolingisch, and Unciaal. The original link disappeared. Alternate URL. Blake is at Dafont.
Black Dog Studios
Black Fox Foundry
Ivan Kostynyk (Black Fox Foundry) is a graphic designer, aka Ivan K or Ivan Kay, who lives in Toronto, and studied graphic design at Ontario College of Art and Design, or OCAD. His type designs are both free and icommercial, can be found at Practice Foundry and Ten Dollar Fonts. He also created a few commercial typefaces.
Creator of Egypt 22 (2011, a free heavy slab serif, which includes smilies), Lloyd Serif (2010), a refined piano key typeface. It covers Latin, Ukrainian and Russian, and was inspired by Bill Loyd and by the Ogaki typeface.
In 2012, he created a geometric sans based on Futura for Chun+Ivan Design, called Anchor2. Pontus is a free geometric sans typeface available from Practice Foundry. In 2014, he published the oriental simulation typeface Takoshi (Ten Dollar Fonts: Takoshi is a finely crafted modern interpretation of 15-17th century Cyrillic writings. Takoshi also features influence from Japanese/Chinese calligraphic writing. Takoshi has a balanced contrast of thick and thin and sharp triangular shapes).
Chun+Ivan Design is located in Toronto and is run by Chun Hu, Ivan Kostynyk and Philip Wu.
Australia's self-proclaimed number one chalkart studio, which offers free fonts designed by Peter Stanton, all done ca. 1998. Handwriting and display designs include the curly Bitchin, Bitch Cakes (handwriting), Marilyn Monroe Dingbats, Focaccia, Watertank, Cat Krap, Saphire, Chalkie, Rhiannon, Slobbo, Graveyard Shift (grunge), Caffe Latte (curly), Angelica (1998, curly), handwriting fonts such as Angelica, Hankee Pankee and Jungle Juice, and Reactivare, Maximillion, Knick O Teen and Mr Fixby.
Blackdreamist is Keith hayden's typefoundry in Kansas City, MO. Keith Hayden is graphic designer, specializing in photo-manipulations, illustrations, and branding. Born in Kansas City, where he lives and works, Keith studied at the Art Institute of San Diego, and then at the Art Institute of Kansas City where he received a Bachelors degree in Graphic Design.
About ten creations by UK-based Giles Edkins, such as The Daily Blah, Anger, BoringBoring, Loopy, MetalFont, Squiggly, Subtlety (blood-drip typeface), TheDailyBlah, WhatAStupidName, ZanyWhateverItMeans (1997), WonkyTypewriter (1997), Humbug.
Blaise Sumerah Kal
Blaise Sumerah Kal (was: 4Logoz)
Blaise Kal (who used to call her web presence 4Logoz) is the Dutch designer of Blzee v1.03 (2003, handwriting), BlaiseHand (2001), Blaise (experimental, 2001), Crashed Scoreboard, Amsterdam (2001, pixel imitation), and Blame My Parents. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos, and is located in East Providence, RI. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:
Spanish graphic design group Blastto (Madrid) is actually Carlos Llorente, b. Guadalajara, Spain, currently based in London. He created a nice art deco type booklet in 2010, covering Broadway (1929), Bifur (1919), Parisian (1928) and others. Designer of the free experimental typeface Teardrop (2010) and the gridded typeface Try Type (2011).
In 2012, he made Pigopago (a free double stroke font).
The tweetware experimental typeface Del Gherp Al Tipo followed in 2013 after a TypoMad workshop in Madrid.
GAMECUBENDualSet (2001) is a free sports lettering font. I can't enter the web pages though because certain browsers are blocked. Unclear whether the font is made by Remco Eijssen or "Q. Manning". Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Florencia Alvarez (Bling Studio, Buenos Aires, Argentina) is a graphic designer and illustrator. She created the powerful classical condensed didone-based headline typeface Fleurs du Mal in 2014. A free download is promised soon. [Google] [More] ⦿
Charles K. Bliss was a Jewish refugee who spent much of World War II in Shanghai. While in China, he attempted to learn to read Chinese. Frustrated by the complexity of language, he designed a 20th Century ideographic language that could be read and written by people of all languages. It was 1942. Bliss was a chemist by training, so he based his design on a small set of ideographs (idea symbols) that could be combined to express complicated ideas, much as atoms could be combined to create complex molecules. This language would use images and icons instead of words. The language is called Blissym (Blissymbolics). Blissym has been proven in work with handicapped children in Canada and other countries. This has been documented in a film from National Film Board of Canada and Film Australia called Mr. Symbol Man. Blissym is a visual language. It cannot be spoken except by first translating to another language. The truetype amd metafonts at this site are free. Douglas Crockford made a symbol family called Blissymbols in 2003, in both metafont and truetype versions. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blonde Fonts (was: Siesta)
Free fonts by Charlotte Iona Dymock with some erotic overtones: Kinky Valentine (dingbats) are not finished. Other fonts: AngelLust, Celestial, PaperCutouts, Matrix, ParanoidAndroid, PlasticExplosive, RaindropSplash, ShadyLady, Stamped!, ThunderCats, UnderwaterLove, Weimar, Flaming Fire, Thundercats. Site disappeared. [Google] [More] ⦿
blue eighty four (was Portfolio Virtual; or azul84)
The Sao Paulo-based type designer Jose (Zeh) Fernando (Rorshack) (b. 1977, Sao Paulo) runs blue eighty four (was Portfolio Virtual; or azul84). Home page. His freeware fonts include the pixel typefaces Nokia Cellphone FC (2003), Perfect DOS VGA 437 (2002), NokiaCellphone-Small (2001), Pixelzim-3x5 (2000) and Pixelzim-3x5-Bold, as well as Hardmob (2001) and Gaming Channel F Standard. Fonts that were either projected but never finished or deleted include Waris, Lanner, Vicio, Babyscreamer, Catadings, Catalatas, Roundtable, neoTokyo, Hardedge, Ansi Art Elite Down, Ansi Art Elite Up, Skatter (1998, graffiti face), Sutaker. Direct downloads. Fontspace link. Dafont link. He wrote The death of the pixel font in 2004. [Google] [More] ⦿
Blue Jay Font Studio
The Blue Jay Font Studio specializes in alphadings and dingbats. Its fonts include BJFAngels, BJFBallerina-BJFBallerina, BJFBeaconofLight, BJFChristmasWreath, BJFDingFonts, BJFDragons, BJFFingerprint, BJFHollyBells, BJFHunnybee, BJFKatnMouse, BJFMermaid, BJFMerman, BJFSnowbird, BJFThread, BJFXmasAngelsAH, BJFXmasPuppy, Smilin_John. Just that last font name tipped me off. I had a very friendly correspondent once from Toronto, John Hill, and he used that nickname. And the Blue Jays play in Toronto, so I will bet my shorts that the designer is in fact John Hill. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michelle Johnson (Blue Sky, or New England Art) created the free hand-printed typefaces Skinny Chick, Duxbury Beach, Elisana, and Elle Ami in 2013. In 2014, she created Thin Skinned, and Old Towne Vermont. In 2015, she made the grungy Cranberry Bog and BSD Nantucket. In 2016, she created BSD Cambridge and I Believe In Love. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).
2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).
2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.
2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).
2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.
2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script (calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).
2014-2015: Felt That (connected marker script).
Bluefonts.com (was: theblueratsfontsarchives, or les rats bleus)
The Blue Rats Fonts Archives is a French font archive, maintained and nicely presented by Lyon-based cartoonist Benoit Desprez. Many free fonts, and a few commercial fonts sold by [T-26] such as BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueGlobal (2001) and BlueType. Some really nice irregular or graffiti fonts in the bluefonts collection: BlueAkkrobat, BlueApplet, BlueArsenal, BlueBond, BlueBurnt, BlueCake, BlueCalcium, BlueCarnage, BlueExpeditt, BlueLacke, BlueLittleHorn, BlueNorma, BluePax, BluePugg, BlueSkin (my favorite Treefrog-like font), BlueStorm, BlueStuff, BlueTone, BlueJussi, BlueTrash, BlueVelvet, BlueCake Full, BlueFaxSimili, BlueFlag, BlueNylon, BlueSandBlast, BlueSmolt, BlueSpent, BlueVibes. Commercial: BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueType, BlueKayack, BlueCookie, BlueKompakt, BlueVertue, BlueCopy, TestFrogRemix, BlueFish Sans (2005, Comic Sans competition?), BluePlanet, BluePadd, BlueScript, BlueMecca, BlueAlpha, BlueGribouille, Camille, BlueLustic, BlueLiner, BlueBeard, BlueLimace, BlueDingbats Heads. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
BNF Type Foundry
BNF (or: Brave New Fonts) Type Foundry was established by Dogu Kaya as a collaborative venue for new designers in Istanbul in 2015. Its initial fonts, all free and made by Dogu Kaya, include Five Pixel (2011), Type02 (2015, constructivist), Type03 (2015, constructivist stencil), and Kollektif (2015, a free low-contrast geometric sans).
Dogu Kaya is a graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel (free), Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. In 2015, he created the free geometric sans typeface family Kollektif.
Canadian computer scientist who used to be at Queen's University in Kingston. In 2006, he published the TeX support files for URW's free family URW Classico (2006), which itself is a free clone of Zapf's Optima. In 2009, he created figbas package for TeX, which contains three Postscript Type 1 mini-fonts cmrj, cmssj, plrj (and associated map file and metric files) with just five "ligatures" for the combinations 2+, 4+, 5+, 6+, and 9+ used in figured-bass notation in baroque music. The fonts are intended for use with Computer Modern (cmr), Computer Modern Sans (cmss), and Palatino/Palladio (pplr), respectively. The PostScript names are FiguredBassComputerModern, FiguredBassComputerModernSans, and FiguredBassPalatino.
Star Wars fonts: all made by Boba Fonts (Davide Canavero, Italy) in 1998-1999: Aurek-BeshHand, EPISODE-I, ShadowofXizor, Star Logo fonts (3 kinds), StarJediSpecialEdition, StarJedi, StarJediHollow, StarJediOutline, StarJediLogoDoubleLine1, StarJediLogoDoubleLine2, StarJediLogoMonoLine, TIEWing, Aurek-Besh, Bumbazoid (bubblegum and balloon font).
Bobby Nikolaev Marinov
Bobo Squat has a grunge font archive, and original fonts by the page's owner, Vincent Quintela, aka Bobo: Bopollux (2001, graffiti face), American Donuts (after Pizzadude's Skater Dudes), Crazy Writerz (graffiti), Adrenaline Zero (graffiti), Pyromane (graffiti), Real Breakerz, Ghetto Blasterz, Joker Size, Joker Krew.
Bob's Bit Bucket
In 2015, he designed the vintage text typeface Vernyhora, and in 2016, he added the free hand-crafted typeface Innerspace, and the monoline sans typeface Rukotvory Sans (Latin and Ukrainian).
Victor Coreas (Bold Version, Long Island, NY) designed these typefaces: Slim Kid (2015), Wild Pitch (2015: a free hand-crafted baseball font), Donuts (2014), Cut Out The Jams (2014: free paper cut typeface), and Version (2013, free hand-drawn poster typeface, Empire One Studios, VCAD), Version Type Pro (2016).
DJ JohnnyRka's fonts. URL off-line. Fonts designed by him: Casper (2001, no punctuation), Fiddums-Family-Font (2001), Godfather (2001, no numerals). Godfather, named after the film, was made by Jeff Bell. Alternate URL.
BombHaus Digital Foundry
This used to be a foundry until some time in 2001 (old URL gone). It had nice free fonts such as AtomicBomb, BombCindy, BombCircuit, BombDaja, BombRazor, BombSchnakendoodle, BreastBomb, CherryCoke, CherryNeptune, FireBomb, HydrogenBomb, MailBomb (old typewriter), NeutronBomb, ObcessedBomb, StinkBomb, BombGrunge, BombNew, CherryBomb, and the beautiful avant-garde fonts Ticking Bomb and Time Bomb. Seems like most fonts were by David M. Debus (Venice Beach, CA) but Kristine M. Laca (now Kristine Debus) was also mentioned on the web page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fiona Clarke (aka Dead Duckling, Fie Clarke, and Bonez Designz) lives in Birmingham, UK, where she studied at Birmingham City University. She created the angular typeface Do You Like My Font Andy (2011), Cubee (2011, very fat and cubic), Boutique (2011, grunge), Anorexia (2011, a shrieky scribbled face), Time to Scribble (2011, sketched face).
Typefaces from 2014: Mary (art deco), Bernadette.
In 2015, she made Gothic Scribble (inky script), Sun & Rain, Apotheque, Bernadette Display, Bitter Sweet (a blackletter tattoo font) and Mary Outline.
Typefaces from 2016: Anti, Anti Display.
Japanese designer (b. 1988) who made these free grunge, pixel or handwriting fonts for Latin and/or kana in 2008: def_puni2, def_rabbit, def_summer, def_summer2, hand, loveletter, toller_Ba-Ba-Banbi, toller_By-the-way, toller_Chelsea, toller_Don't-miss-it, toller_OCEAN, toller_amenimomakezu, toller_cassis, toller_crazy, toller_emoji, toller_fruit, toller_mocomoco, toller_mocomoco2, toller_no-name, toller_prettypuppy, toller_sarah, toller_shake, toller_sunshine, toller_vitamin. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of the free spurred sans typeface Bonzer-SanFrancisco (2014), the free blackletter typeface Bonzer Dresden (2014), and the free multilined typeface Bonzer Herzogenaurach (2014). In 2015, he made Bonzer Bruxelles. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Boo to the Business World
Chris Hall lives by the motto boo to the business world. Pick up free fonts Boodudes (funny typefaces), Symbol, chutzpah, lemans, Atewaza (karate dings), keysmoney&fagsbats (bats), Kill Me Sarah (bats), all designed by Chris Hall from the UK ca. 1999. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sankt Augustin, Germany-based creator (b. 1981) of the pixel typeface BOODASDREIECKE (2007): all the pixels are in fact small triangles. He also designed BOODAS.DE|Subtract (2007, negative octagonal), My (2007), Boodas.de|My|Regular (2007, octagonal, free), Redhead (2007, geometric, experimental), Bourier (2007, like Courier with bowls filled in and frills added), Slimbo (2008, hairline geometric). All his fonts are free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free package in 2011 maintained at the CTAN teX archive by Michael Sharpe from UCSD, who writes: The PostScript fonts in this package were derived from the STIX OpenType collection, with regular and bold weights of calligraphic, fraktur and double-struck (aka blackboard bold). The font names: BoondoxCalligraphic-Bold, BoondoxCalligraphic-Regular, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Bold, BoondoxDoubleStruck-Regular (blackboard bold style), BoondoxFraktur-Bold, BoondoxFraktur-Regular. Still in 2011, he published Dutch Calligraphic, a reworking of Elzevier's free math calligraphic font ESSTX13. Another CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bosil Unique Fonts
American designer Michael Bosen or Michael Bolen (Bosil Unique Fonts) made these fonts in 2003: Mikie's Christmas List (hand-printed), Bosil Unique Regular (comic book face), Bosil Marker, BU DeBoned, BU Boned, Uniquely Sprayed (grunge), Slightly Dinged, Bu Handy Dings (hands, including fists), and "the finger"), Bu Marker SC.
In 2012, he added BU Gothic Hybrid (a hybrid of grunge calligraphy and blackletter).
Typefaces from 2013: BU Dingbats Sans Purpose (scanbats), BU Wicked, BU Richard The Second (textura), Bu 1757 Bordelish (frilly ball terminal caps), Bu Darn Cupids Again (Valentine Day's font), BU Penfield Deco (loosely based on a font by Edward Penfield at the turn of the 20th century), BU Bernhard Pen (loosely based on a style by Bernhard Pankok from the turn of the 20th century), BU Scarecrow (gothic font based on the hand of Walter Crane), BU Glenda, BU Oscar Diggs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bouma Type Foundry
George Russell (Bouma type Foundry) is a British web portfolio designer. Creator of these fonts with iFontMaker: 130MinuteFont, 230minuteFontBold, 30MinuteFont, 3HandwrittenScript, 4FiveMinuteFont, 5NurseryDingbat, 6Reeves, 7ScribblySerif, 8ReevesBold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry with one freebie, Irene Frances Italic Caps. All fonts in type 1 and TrueType, Mac and PC. Commercial fonts: the great subdued calligraphic Turbayne Collection, the Morgan and Morgan Sticks display font, and the stylish Deco font Habana Moon stand out. Other fonts: AbeAbeAbeAbeAbe, Berngard, BoyBeaver Koloss, Granma, Granma Bones, Runninghand, ZigZagBoy, Randi. I guess all fonts are made by Ignacio Frances. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brad O. Nelson
At the Winchester Scool of Art, Southampton, UK-based graphic designer, who created the techno typeface Bond and the experimental typefaces Spectrogram and Play Stereo in 2014. Bond is a geometric typeface inspired by Wim Crouwel's "New Alphabet" (1967). In 2015, he designed the soft-cornered modular typeface Aaronic and the ultra-experimental spectral typeface Dot Raw and the free gridded typeface Gridli (2015).
Brain Eaters Font Co.
BrainEaters is Brad O. Nelson's font outfit in Salt Lake City, Utah (formerly in Orem, UT). Current fonts (mostly commercial, some free) include: BEBlob, BECROSS, Bingo Star, BubbleMan, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilOfFrankenstein, PlasmaRain, SinsofRhonda, Witless, Blood Of Dracula (1.1), Blood Feast (1.1), Cat Women of the Moon, Cat Boxed, Channel Tuning, Demon Night (1.2), EddieFisher (1.4) (early 60's beatnik style sharp serif face), EddieFisher's Brothers (1.1), FrankenTOHO (1.1), H-Man (1.2), H-Man Part 2 (1.1), Keep on truckin (2003, psychedelic), Musicals (psychedelic), Psychatronic (2.0), Psychatronic Two Caps, Shiver (1.1), Spooky One (1.1), Stencil Gothic, Two-Face, Strange Planet, UmAbort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge, Haunted Hillbilly, Shiver, Sinbad 7, Trauma, Ghetto Dan, Burn in Hell, Unmanned Mission, Bloodytronic, A Weird Party (curly!), Amhole, BE Marker, Brain Invaders, Cat Women, KuntryHog&Joe, Matchbook, Space Immortalizer, BE Streetwalker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, A Weird Party, Amhole, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Marker Money FW and CV (2005, an irregular hand), Witless (2008), Xerker, Robot Games, Space Blasterm Hyper Drive, Prosy Script, Ramsesfuad, PsychTest, Circusized, Space Immortalizer, Matchbook, Be Streetwilaker, Butch Wax, Oh My Word, Strange Planet, Um Abort, Mysterian, Old Witch, Sinister Urge.
Based in Jackson, MI, Jay (Jonathan) Mann (b. 1994) created the free poster typeface Yes (2013), the childish hand Justgirlytext (2013), and the fat finger typeface Big Black And Beautiful (2013). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brain Stew Fonts
Brainstew flourished around 1999, but has died around 2000. Mike Clayton's free original TrueType designs: Barbed Type, the grunge font Toothache, the grungy Brain Stew, the squarish Blockhead, the computer font Digitalema, Barricades, Lizzie, the handwriting Linda's Lament, Seperated, Shredder, WideGlide, Precision, the double-focused Astigama Tizm, and Competitor.
Mexican graphic designer, b. 1986, who lives in Hermosillo. He created a number of typefaces, some of which are free. Also known as Fractal Eye.
The list of fonts, all made between 2006 and 2008: Tulip, Fragments of Eter (2007, upright connected paperclip script), Next Level (display sans), Ironbeauty, Esquizofrenia (grunge), Nü, Yellow Move (a great art deco sans), The King and Queen (2007, grunge medieval calligraphy), Foelia (dot matrix), Ank (2007, grungy sketch face), Nü Creactivo 2008 (spurred Western face), Further, One and Four, Quiñók (2007, experimental), Defekto (2007, gothic), Mondula (more calligraphic grunge).
Creator of these typefaces:
New Orleans, LA-based designer of Revival (2015), a free typeface created for the 2015 AIGA conference held in New Orleans. Revival Modern is a modular all caps typeface. Revival Gothic is derived from it by removing all non-essential strokes. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brandstiftung Design Gruppe
Fonts by Sven Winterstein from Dortmund, Germany: Ronja Regular, Ronja Bold, Lichtbild (free) and Tri-Top (free). He works at Brandstiftung Design Gruppe. To find the fonts: Click "mehr Information" on the right bottom of the page and a window pops up. In the middle you will see "Brandstiftung Font Manufaktur": click the red arrows in the corresponding right cell. [Google] [More] ⦿
Visual identity and graphic design company in Krakow, Poland. Tomasz Ulman is the designer of the highly creative (free) Babybox font in 2008. In 2012, he made the fat counterless typeface Grubo.
Branislav S. Cirkovic
Cologne-based group of type designers, founded in 1996: Guido Schneider, Hartmut Schaarschmidt, Martin Bauermeister, René Tillmann, Rolf Zaremba. There are many original free fonts here: Amnesia (René Tillmann; now also sold by URW), Anorexia (G. Schneider, 1996), Battery, Battery Seriph, Battery Leak (Tuschemann, 1996), Matula (G. Schneider, 1997), Nobody (G. Schneider), Paul D (Guido Schneider, 1996), Sanctus, SubZero (Guido Schneider, 1996), SynkopSemi, Veto, Visitor (R. Zaremba, 1996), BiaBia (very avant-garde, G. Schneider, 1996), Corpa Gothic (sold by URW++), Cuba (G. Schneider, 1997), Hone (Piano Dog, 1996), Saw, SoloSans (G. Schneider, 1996), Souper, Styptic,