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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.
Designer of the free paperclip typeface Wireplay (2012).
Acmé-Paris is a design studio in Paris run by Élodie Mandray and Caroline Aufort. Creators of New Gothic Textura (2009), Canevas (2010-2012, stitching font), Acme (2013), Tropique (2011, experimental), Minuscule (2012), Tribute (2012, children's hand), Juicy (2010), Eclipse, Thésard, the music-inspired Swing (2010), the heavy monoline sans typeface Acmé (2013), the titling sans typeface Le Creux (2013), and the stitching font Canevas (2013).
Typefaces from 2015 include the multiline neon font Neo Neon.
In 2016, Acmé Paris designed the copperplate style poster typeface Aylak, the art deco typeface Beaumont, and the avant-garde typeface Cattolica.
Dutch type designer from the phototype era. His paperclip typeface from 1974 inspired Afrojet to create the FontStruction Paperclip (2010), and Wilson Thomas followed that up with Werner Paperclip (2010). [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] ⦿
Type designer from Yavatmal, Maharashtra, b. 1985. He created the paperclip typeface Staple (2012).
The Ajeet Mestry Foundry is located in Thane, Maharashtra.
Graphic designer, who has made Thin (2009, octagonal), Arrow (2009), Decade (2009), Fat (2009), Hiploe (2009), Player (2009, upright connected script), Mini (Bauhaus style), Winter (paperclip face), and Unic (experimental). Some typefaces can be bought. Old link at Die Gestalten. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at ESAG Penninghen in Paris, Allen O'Toole created an outline typeface (2014). In 2015, he designed Subway Round (based on the principle of the bent paperclip), System A and a pixelish typeface. His graduation project in 2016 was the incised Midi typeface. Behance link. [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.
Tabriz, Iran-based designer (b. 1990) of the paperclip typeface First Shine (2016), the outline typeface AAR (2017), the programming font Cherry (2017), and the calligraphic typeface Perfection (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
A freelance artist and illustrator based in Palermo, Italy, and born in Russia, Anastasiia Macaluso created various hand-crafted typefaces in 2015, including a mummy-themed font, a bloody font, a bubblegum font, a couple of crayon typefaces and watercolor and dry brush types. In 2015, she started selling her work, such as the vampire script font Rodion , the crayon typeface Carbon Script, and a drop-dead gorgeous set of vector format snowflakes.
Typefaces from 2016: Prosto (a hand-crafted Latin / Cyrillic typeface), Sofia (thick brush. free), Astrid (hipster style), Giglio (paperclip style).
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.
Aka Ando Karambo. Illustrator and graphic designer in Düsseldorf, Germany, who designed Samson (2013) and Aquazoo (2014: a rounded sans and paperclip typeface rolled into one).
Typefaces from 2016: the non-conformist typeface family Caractère Anal (the name was chosen in reference to people with an anal personality. Some may prefer the equivalent name Caractère Trumpiste), Baechlemeid (a hand-crafted typeface for the Bächlemeid architects in Konstanz) and Japanische Populärkultur (stretchable gridded letters).
Creator of the Greek paperclip font Common Greek (2013).
Designer in Bombay, who made a custom Hindi font (2012), as well as a typeface for teaching children how to draw the Latin alphabet. He also created Hexy (2012, a hexagonal family that includes an inline face), Hindustan Hipsters Icons (2012), the thin geometric typeface Elefont Sans (2012) and the paperclip typeface Incomple (2012).
Moscow-based designer of a modular monoline typeface in 2012. In 2013, at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow, he created the paperclip typeface Stepan, the shaky typeface Artquake, the display typeface Duchess, and Sketch Font (alphadings). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Interest (dot matrix), Order (constructivist), Attica, Continuum (rounded bold), Fairway (+Slab, +Serif), Slant (techno), Cowboy (2008, Western-themed), Lights in the sky, Olymia Bold, Solida (psychedelic), Digi (pixel face), Villa (heavy slab serif) and Olympia Light. In 2009, he added Versional, Crown, Vend, Reed (Slab, Sans, both octagonal), Spaced Out (Bold, Italic, Regular), Jingle, ReMix (kitchen tile), Squire (3d face), Garage Sale (stencil), Signage, Futility (blackletter), Expearemint, Textual, Callout, tweedie, Embolden, Clipped, Economical, Emphasis, Vessel, Honest, Union (+Flat, +Sans, +New), Interest (pixel/dotted face), Venus Sans, Minanim, Diner (rounded), Lights in the Sky (De Stijl-like font), Opine, Charmer (+Inverse), Tweedle, Textual, Solida (ultra round), Slant, Slant, Villa (heavy slab serif), Versional, Vend, Union, Union Sans, Union New Sans, Union New Flat, Paperclip, Poofy, Steel (+Outline: octagonal), Crown, Diner (rounded), Solemn Bold, Solemn, reed Sans Mono (octagonal).
Fonts from 2010: Full Deck (playing card font), Scrollboard, Power Up (piano key face), Groovy Fu, Formality, Union New (+Sans, +Flat), Angle Tutorial, Aurora Light (elliptical monoline sans), Pushpins, Aurora Light, Scrawl (marker face), Evity (a grotesk face), Altipen (upright script).
Fonts from 2011: Obleak (oblique techno face), Likea (a heavy mechanical sans), Uptake (elliptical).
Fonts from 2012: Omit (a bilined stencil face).
Fonts from 2013: Emblazoned.
James Marsh Art&Design (or Arty Type) (Hythe, UK) is a visual arts and illustration company located in Hythe, UK. Arty Type was founded by James Marsh in 2010.
His typefaces are modular, and include Somaskript Tall (2012), Origami Incised (2012), Groovy (2012, +Inline: sixties face), Dropout (2012), Rough Diamond (2012), Thorny (2012), Tangent (2011, a geometric monoline sans), Scroll (2010), Marsh Scroll (2011), Tulip (2011, modular, heavy, and counerless), Somatype (2011, über-organic; +Skwosh), SomeSkript and SomaSkript Incised (2012, organic), and Nutcase (2010).
In 2014, he designed Sanzibar (a decorative sans), Sliced, Sliced Open, Omni (a minimalist organic monoline sans) and its companion, Omni Serif, and Tangential Semiserif, Tangential Rounded, and Tangential.
Typefaces from 2017: Caché.
Typefaces made in in 2008 as thalamic: Hello (connected upright script), Epilogie (blocks), WimSoft (+U/C), Chunk Chip, Konstruct (Russian constructivism face), Sensei Says, FS Tributary, Twotype Font, Urge (fat octagonal), Subliminal, FS United One, The Game of Type, Anaximander Zooom!, Corrupt and Corrupt Ed (piano key stencil fonts), Blueprint, Monomum, Synergy, Insert Coin Italic, Write I Careful, Write I Casual, Write I Dump, Loop UC, Loop LC, Emergic, Prick!, Insert Coins Pixels, Retro Electro, Bubble Lab IJ, Bubble Lab Bang, A Needle Pulling Thread, Send, Scan (IBM logo look), Intermittent and Intermittent Sans (stencil typefaces), Melt x DR and Melt x tDR (dot matrix), Oval x DR and Oval x tDR (original design by theDesignersRepublic for Issey Miyake), On Grid, Indigo (almost blackletter), orange_2 (dot matrix), Scan (horizontal stripes), Bass, Grape (simple pixel face), Nachahmung and Nachahmung Block (fat and extra condensed, Wim Crouwel simulation typefaces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline typefaces, pixelized), Arc Echo (biline and strutted), The Question (a fantastic 3d paper fold imitation face), FS Minimal (a fantastic ultra fat decorative face), FS FontStructor, Vibrant (multiline labyrinthine or op-art face), Writ (upright pixel script), Castor, Ooki (octagonal), Industrial, The I Flat, The I, Indiscrete, Analog (connected script), Dent (mechanical), Digital (connected script), Hello Hello, and Sensei Says.
In 2009, he made Clone It, Entwined, C64, Helix, Fontsration, Bent, Stripe Zoo, Dull, Indent (stencil), Quartertined (kitchen tile), Firox, Orfix, A Priori, Ignore, Confused, S-Ookii, Ookii (octagonal), Very Becoming, Crisis Averted, Crisis (neat bold octagonal face), Penmanship, Up All Night, Sleep All Dayi, Chunk Chip, Grayletter (upright script), Soso, Mostly Harmless (textured face), Etched, La Cross, Twotype, Etched Bare, Aught (One, Two, Three), as: Inflate (Pop, Pfft, Puff, Poof), Istic, Very Becoming, Ignore, Ought, Balance, Broken, Dry Flat (dot matrix), La Cross, Etched (+Bare), Fontsration (+Refined: multilined beauties), FS Institutional (fat multiline face), FS Industrial, FS Pixelayers.
Additions in 2010 as thalamic: fs Section, fs Reboot, fs Easy DNA Auto Stencil, fs Institutional (+Ho, +Elements), fs Quartertined, fs Stencil 2.0, fs Rivet, fs Intaglish, fs Dumb Italic, fs Loop Gap, fs GoTeam (stencil), fs ITilic, fs Kerplunk (Startrek face), fs Dumb Italic, fs Ribbon, fs Beringer, fs Ooki Woodcut, fs Croissant (stencil), fs 45 (octagonal stencil), fsXO, fs Pipe, fs Confused Less.
Fonts from 2011 as thalamic: fs Xenon (a paperclip face), fs Instant, fs Twist, fs WIP (blackletter), fs Sparc, fs Reboot (texture face), fs Pod, fs Flute Tune, fs Special, fs Watch Out (stencil), fs Etched Nyle (labyrinthine face), fs No Kerning Required (2011, connected upright script).
Creations in 2012 as thalamic: fs Flip, fs Mom, fs Noise, fs Noise II, fs Junk, fs You Are Here, fs Flash (outlined), FS Easy Too (paperclip face), FS Strict, FS Fix, fs in three (octagonal stencil face), fs Single, fs Wakarimasen, fs r-failed (white on black), fs Permutation X, fs Pan Am, fs Institutional, fs Institutional 2, fs Chunky (counterless), fs Grayletter (textured face), fsXply (op-art).
Creations in 2013 as thalamic: fs So Not Right, fs Grid Urdu (pixel face), fs Not So Right, fs Six Sticks, fs Half (octagonal family), fs Bored, fs Make it Happen, fs Salvage, fs To Be Discarded, fs Connect (stencil), fs Whomp, fs Praxis, fs Fez (3d face), fs Input, fsTramp, fs Five Alive, fs Hote-Zyd (labyrinthine), fs Patterns (Layers, Quarters), fs Five Alive (origami font), fs Go To Sleep (retro speed font), fs Vaerktoj (inspired by the brand identity of Hoejmark Cycles), fs Permutation B, fs Jester, fs Permutation XII (op-art), fs Insatiable, fs Electronic, fs Carbon (a nice chequered face), fs When We Were Young (multiline typeface), fs Shogun Tiny (a lined kitchen tile typeface), fs Optical, fs When We Were Young (multilined), fs Slate, fs Shogun (gridded), fs Iie (+Filled), fs Blocky (dot matrix), fs Thalamic.
Creations in 2014 as thalamic: fs Perhaps, fs Perhaps Perhaps, fs Stability (Turmoil, Flux), fs Industrial (an artsy fat dot matrix face), fs Rehash, fs Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.
Creations from 2015 as thalamic: fs B-Chain (bike chain font), fs Risque (art deco), fs Squangular (Impair, Square, Flair, Pair), fs Oval, fs MIP, fs Flower (kitchen tile face).
Creations as minimum: fs Chips (2014), fs Oh (2014, piano key style), fs Stack (2014, +Overflow), fs llljjj (2014), fs Turn Off The Sun (2014, beveled), fs Zag (2013 textured), fs Zig (2013, textured), fs Mullions (2013), fs The Italic (2013), Gridlock (2009), Mingle Minx (2009), Mingle Co (2009), Mingle (2009, gridded letters), Bevel (2009, 3d beveled family), illiij (2009, multiline family), m.ove.r (2009, multiline family), Grayscale (2009, multiline family), fs Cubed (2010, 3d-face), Bas Relief (2009, 3d face), Silver (2009, 3d face), Tin (2009), Lead (2009), Bevel (2009), Bevel Just (2009), Bevel Just Shadowed (2009), Ceci n'est pas une vague (2009), A Fault in Reality (2009, optical effect font), Blit Slash (2009, experimental), Blit Hack (2009), Dot Dot Hex (2009), Super Black (2009), fs Overlap (2010), fs Fabric (2010, texture font), fs Original (2010), fs Ink Blot (2010), fs Dots and Dashes (2010), fs I Square (2010), fs Squared Up (2010), fs Super Black (2010), fs Unoriginal (2010), fs Minimum (2010, geometric stencil face), fs Pin and Thread (2010, stitching face), fs Shade (2012, 3d face).
FontStructions from 2011: fs Perpetual (dotted line face), fs Slither, fs No Escape, fs Prompt (a DNA-inspired biochemical lab face), fs Plus H (horizontally striped face), fs Arc Test 2:2 (a modular blackboard bold face), fs V Simple (2010, textured face), fs Instant, fs Permutation V, fs Rehash Monoic (labyrinthine), fs Meta (texture face), fs Scroll, fs Scroll Not (stencil).
FontStructions from 2012: fs Translucent (a texture face), fs Bank, fs Shade, fs Confined (white on black), fs Institutional (+Vo, +HeVe, +Ho, +He, +Ve: texture typefaces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.
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).
FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2014: Sushi (3d), Buzz Wire (paperclip face), Spaghetti, Propeller, Parallel Lines, Slinky, Fineliner, Constellation (connect-the-dots typeface), Dotted Pixels, Folded Pixels, Fish Filled In (fat poster face), Fish, Paper Cut, Three, Orange, Constellation (connect-the-dots), Geometric Script (octagonal, connected, straight-edged), Geometric Script 2, Wire (paperclip font), Cardboard Box (3d and outlined), Fatty, Chamfer (octagonal), Half Moon (inline font), Paper Clips, Square (ultra-fat), Loop de Loop (connected), Rounded Mono.
BenBenWorld (or: BB Bureau)
Benoît Bodhuin (aka Ben Ben) lived in Tournai, Belgium, and after a brief spell in "chti" country, i.e., in Villeneuve d'Ascq, France, he relocated to Nantes in France. He studied mathematics and graphic design. Freelance graphic designer since 2004. In 2011, he set up Benben World at MyFonts.
Designer of the pixel fonts Logotix (2004), Latham and 5x7 Negatie Moyenne. In 2010, he made the paperclip typeface Pipo (first published in 2011 by Die Gestalten, and in 2017 by bb-bureau). He created the commercial angular sans typeface S-L (2006) which was originally made for the University of Arts Saint-Luc in Tournai. It was published by Volcano.
Commercial typefaces include S-L Bold (2012, a hexagonal typeface based on his design at St. Luc in 2006), Zigzag (2012, Volcano Type; a font originally made for the Vivat theater), and Marianne (2012, BenBenWorld: an inline and modular typeface family).
In 2013, he published the stencil / fractured typeface Mineral.
In 2014, he designed the experimental triangle-based Bauhaus-inspired Side A typeface.
Designers of Blackout (2007, futuristic), Curves Accent (2007, multilined and artsy), and paperclip Wire (2007). Blackout is run by Raymond Robert Holling (b. Phoenix, AZ, 1987) who is working towards a degree in visual communication at Arizona State University. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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).
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, Fluxgold (slabserif, G. Schneider 1999), Rotwang (G. Schneider 1998), Styptic (Tuschemann, 1995), Stoneman (Tuschemann, 1998), Jaruselsky (1997, G. Schneider). Well, that is, these fonts have just the basic alphabet and all numbers 3 and 6 have been removed. The full versions are ultra-expensive, at about 110DM per weight (typically, 4 weights per font). More fonts: Temptice (dingbat by A. Groborsch/G. Schneider 98/99, 80DM), Tara (G. Schneider, 1998, 240DM), Corpa Serif (G. Schneider 1998), Fiona Serif, Slab and Script family (2003, G. Schneider). URW markets these fonts: BF Anorexia, BF Corpa Gothic, BF Corpa Serif, BF Cuba, BF Fluxgold, BF Invicta, BF Jaruselsky, BF Matula, BF Nobody, BF Paul'D, BF Rotwang, BF Solo Sans, BF Stoneman, BF Stypic, BF SubZero, BF Tara.
Custom fonts by Schneider: Girato (Giraffentoast), Fiona (MDR - Mitteldeutscher Rundfunk), Sion Script (Sion Brauerei), Supralux (Super RTL). He is working on Veltro Pro (a script) and Breite Kanzlei (blackletter).
MyFonts sells BF Anorexia (a grunge typeface by Schneider), BF Corpa Gothic (a DIN-like family done in 1997 by Schneider), BF Corpa Serif (1997, a slab serif family by Schneider), BF Cuba (a pixel typeface by Schneider), Fiona Script (2006, connected), Fiona Serif, BF Fiona Slab (2006, Guido Schneider), BF Fluxgold (1998, Schneider), BF Invicta (2006, a roman inscriptional family by Schneider), BF Jaruselsky (1997, Guido Schneider), BF Matula (1996, an organic typeface by Guido Schneider), BF Nobody (1995, a roman typeface by Schneider with pointy experimental serifs), BF Paul D (a grunge blackletter typeface by Schneider), BF Rotwang (1997, a roman typeface by Schneider), BF Solo Sans (1995, Schneider's grotesk family), BF Stoneman (1997, a decorative poster typeface by Schneider), BF Styptic (a grunge paperclip typeface by Schneider), BF Sub Zero (experimental, by Schneider), BF Tara (1999, a humanist sans family by Schneider), BF Girando Pro (a garalde made by Guido Schneider in 2010).
Foundry created in 2006 by Virginia Beach, VA-based Harry Warren (b. 1961, Cape Charles). Digitization of the typefaces by Bob Alonso (of BA Graphics).
MyFonts sells Cooper Goodtime (2007, inspired by the lettering used on the CBS-TV variety series The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour (1969-1972)), Happy Trails (2007, based on the lettering (all upper case) that was used on most Trailways buses from 1936 through the very early 1960s), Jesus Saves (2008), Jesus Heals (2010), Neon Bugler (2008, a neon-light or paperclip font; digital help by John Bomparte; +Neon Bugler Squared), Future Bugler (2008), Future Bugler Upright (2010), Future Bugler Soft (2015, digitized by John Bomparte), Handmade Bugler (2009, digitized by John Bomparte), Southern Nights (2009, disconnected script), Scan (2010, a barcode-themed font), My Left Hand (2011), Minnesota Plaid (2011, a gaspipe family digitized by John Bomparte), Bauhaus Bugler (2013, digitized by John Bomparte: monoline Bauhaus style sans; compare with Qero Nite), Bauhaus Bugler Soft (2015), Fast Food (2014). Daddys Hand (based on Harry Warren's father's hand; digitized by John Bomparte), and Dime Store (2007).
Chinthye Law is an art director for Band China in Shanghai, but was born in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
During her graphic design studies in Lawrence, KS, Claire Zimmerman designed an unnamed paperclip typeface (2013). Her second typeface, Seams (2012-2015), is a carefully designed sans specially made for white tee shirts. Kiosk (2015) is an all caps display typeface. She graduated from the University of Kansas in 2016. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian designer of Tom Yum Superslim (2001-2002) and Tom Yum Superfat (2001-2002). She also designed the Thai simulation typefaces Decomposing Lover (2003) and Tom Yum Superhot (2002). The Birchleaf (sans) typeface, done for Bjørka, a workshop for art photography in Oslo, is still under development. Snøfnugg is a fat paperclip font. Sucomandante (2002) is octagonal and computer-inspired. Bjørkeblad (2002-2003) is futuristic. CC Lisbao (2005) is experimental and modular. Museum X (2005, codesigned with Halvor Bodin and Tone Hansen) was a custom type done for Museum X for kunst/arkitektur/design. Claudia lives and works in Oslo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued, a delicate Victorian face), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family codesigned with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
During her graphic design studies in Bucharest, Romania, Cristiana Costin created Single Line Typeface (2014) and Braila City Icon Set (2014). In 2016, she designed a hybrid of Bodoni and Gill. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer of Vision Regular (1997, Linotype), a font that takes inspiration from paperclips.
Great fonts for astrology, hieroglyphics, alchemy and the occult, by Toronto's Jan and Denise Koehler, mostly designed between 1993 and 1995. They moved to Litomerice and then Teplice, the Czech Republic, recently. MyFonts sells the fantastic Meso Americano dingbats, Hypnotica, AlchemySymbols (two fonts), BlackMagick, Border Twins (2010), CastlesShields, Curly Jane (2010), Cubista Geometrica (2010: op art), DaggersAlphabet, Dendera (ancient Egyptian Zodiac symbols), Dragons, Eggnog (2010), Fontazia Floradot (2012), Fontazia Papilio (2009), Fontazia Pop62 (2011, dingbats of flowers), Fontazia AquaFlorium (2010, fishtank dingbats), Fontazia Mazzo (2010, vases), Fontazia Stiletto (2011), Fontazia Y3K (2009, aliens), the Hieroglyph family (dingbats, really), Jolly Jester (2010, curly hand), MagiWriting, Meandros (2010, a paperclip design inspired by the Greek Key, or Fret, motif), Phaistos, Pocket Wrench (2010, octagonal), Polka Dot Wrench (2010), PowersofMarduk, Praha Deco (2010, inspired by the Prague art deco movement), the RongoRongo family (Easter Island script), SkeletonAlphabet, Sublimina, Superchunk, WhiteMagick, Yenda (2010, bold and angular).
List of font packages: Aglab, Alchemy Symbols, American Sign Alphabet, Ancient Writings Vol. 1, Ancient Writings Vol. 2, Angelica, The Astrologer Bundle, Astrologer, Aztec Day Signs, Black Magick, Braille Alphabet, Castles&Shields, Celestial Writing, Celtic Astrologer, Certar, Chinese Zodiac, Coptic Alphabet, Daggers Alphabet, Dendera, Dinosauria, Dragons, Egyptian Deities, Enochian Writing, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 1, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 2, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 3, Egypt. Hieroglyphics Vol 4, Futhark, Greco, Hebrew Basic, Hypnotica, Magi Writing, Magick&Mystic, Malachim Writing, Masonic Writing, Maya Day Names, Maya Month Glyphs, Meso Americano, Meso Deko, Morse Code, Old Persian Cuneiform, Passing the River, Phaistos, Pike's Alphabets, Powers of Marduk, Sanskrit Writing, Semaphore Code, Signals&Signs, Skeleton Alphabet, Sublimina, Tengwanda Gothic, Tengwanda Namarie, Theban Alphabet, The Egyptologist, Tolkien Scripts, WhiteMagick, Skeleton Alphabet, Hebrew Basic, Sanskrit Writing. Note: I cannot find an entry for Jan Koehler at MyFonts, where all Deniart fonts are said to have been made by Denise Koehler. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Commercial pages with about 80 (mainly pixel, techno and screen) fonts. Designer Shock is located in Berlin. Some of the fonts: DSBees (2003), DSBeeswax (2004), DSBembi (2002, paperclip type), DSBembijaga (2001), DS 1D (2000), DS 2D (2000), DS 3D (2000), DSClone, DSClone3D, DSCutout, DSHomeBack (2001), DSHomeFront, DSHomeSide, DSHomeTop, DSImitate, DS IBM series (2004), DSMrGreenies, DSGutschrift series (2003), DS Lane (2001: triline type), DSMufdi, DSMufdi3DL, DSMufdi3DR, DSNSW45, DSNSW55, DSNSW65, DSNSW75, DSNSW85, DSNSW95, DSP9RMX (2001), DSP9RMX3D, DSSQR35, DSSQR45, DSSQR553DL, DSSQR553DR, DSSQR55, DSSQR65, DSSQR75, DSSQR85, DSTicket35, DSTicket45, DSTicket55, DSTicket65, DSTicket75, DSTicket85, DSTicket95, DSVDOTXT1, DSVDOTXT2, DSVDOTXTError, DSYogasaanAdvanced, DSYogasaanBeginners, DS1D, DS2D, DS3D. Alternate URL. The main designer is Stefan Gandl. Others include Markus Angermeier, Birte Ludwig and Robert Meek. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dick Pape: February 2013
In February 2013, Dick Pape published a number of typefaces grouped together here. Local download page. The typefaces:
Diki Mametos Setiadi
Istanbul-based designer of Ch. Vladica (2014), which was inspired by the name plate of architect Ch. Vladica from İstanbl---it was created during Dilara's studies. Dikara also designed the curly paperclip typeface Naturel (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and typographer in Toronto. In 2009, she created the experimental geometric typeface Kolo (This typeface design was inspired by tin can pull tabs. Thank you chicken of the sea.), the cool Newmar (Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.), and the curly display face Gallnut (gallnut---a round gall produced on the leaves and shoots of various species of the oak tree.). Home page. About Newmar, she writes: Newmar was designed to compliment the symbol above. Influences: paperclips, Julie Newmar 1966&a gold belt. This typeface has two ascender lines&three descender lines.
They say that DTM stands for Dan Tha man. This site is a spoof of more serious business sites and seems to be located in Krommenie, The Netherlands. Behance link.
Creator of the Zipper font in 2010. In 2011, they created Oh My Goth (a gothic face) and Alphabeetje (multiline face). In 2012, the paperclip typeface Ester was published. In 2013, they created a 3d alphabet called Inside Job. Mr. Right (2014) is a multiline script typeface influenced by Rechtman (1992, David Rakowski).
Adi Dizdarevic (DYYA Fonts) is a graphic designer in Bihac, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
Typefaces from 2016: Linq (paperclip style), Konektor (free).
Designer with Ian Lynam of the heavy stencil typeface Black-Out (2010, Wordshape) and of Interno (2006-2009; a headline paperclip typeface based on a Walter Ballmer Olivetti logo exploration drawn in 1960). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Emil Karl Bertell
Manchester, UK-based designer and student there in 2012 at the University of Salford. Creator of the ornamental caps typeface Early Bird (2012). This typeface was published at Salford Type Foundry in 2012.
In 2013, she published the paperclip and circle-based typeface Continuous.
During his studies, Schaffhausen, Switzerland-based Fabian Korn (b. Zurich) designed the free circle-based sans typeface Rostock (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Goldin (2015), the free hipster typeface Quito (2015), the free rounded sans typeface Quest (2015), the free modular typeface Tempete (2015), the free hipster typeface Beyno (2015) and the free pixacao-inspired typeface Gabo (2015).
Lille, France-based designer of the modular typeface family La Croisette (2014), he hexagonal typeface La Rubis (2015), the display typeface La Carabosse (2015), and Bunraku (2015). Solidarité 77 is an intertwined paperclip-style typeface created in 2016 by Fabien and Vincent Roché for the Association Solidarité Femmes Le Relais 77 which helps women that were victims of domestic violence. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
fenotype, a finnish typefoundry, has the original (often techno) designs of emil bertell (b. 1983, helsinki) and his brother erik bertell and wife kea bertell. emil has been studying graphic design at university of art&industrial design in helsinki since 2004. he designed most of his typefaces during 2001-2004, and works as a freelance illustrator. behance link.
typefaces made in 2002: disco (prismatic), lakmus, valimo, futu, test1, foton torpedo, cheaptype, personal computer, copycut, unicode 0024, hki metro, hki nightlife, digital kauno, fenotravels (dingbats), tivoli, kosmonaut, 10124, joulufonttifenotype, testi, 1laitos, 1120, 0629 (2002, a kitchen tile font), 0927, 0210, ftdingsprevi, fenotypedings#lego3, genotype, neopangaia, neopangaia 2, nipponblocks, pectopah, personalcomputer, pouttu, samarin (2002, athletic lettering), unicode0024, uralphat, uralthin, ural, ural3d (all latin/cyrillic fonts with incomplete punctuation though), automania (multiline), copycut, halo, 222_2003, tantor, letters, rikos, lastu, threethehardway, bukkake, halo. emil's brother erik designed neon (paperclip face), mama and mama round (paperclip typefaces). in private email, he calls himself carl. the foundry evolved from 2theleft.
fonts made in 2003: military dingbats, 08 02 03 fenotype, projectsfenotype, rock-it.
fonts made in 2004: scandinavian titan white, scandinavian titan, acid test 2, acid test (texture typefaces), 080203, letters11, linja, projects, rock it, simpletype. commercial typefaces: sapluuna, shortcut, transeuro-express, omega-uros, fenotype dings, military dingbats, nippon noodle. typefaces made in 2004: kolari, kolari light, ftfaces, twisted ontogenesis. alternate url.
in 2005: roundabout, nihilist philosophy, boogie monster, chunky hunk (western), diy typeface (kitchen tile style), futuretro (stencil-like), 3thehardwayoverrun, pedant dilettante, ft rosecube, ft blockbuster, 3thehardwayrmx, adios gringo (western face), helsingfurt (3d oil glow face), cream soda (liquid), thashed paper bag, big medium.
in 2006: rock it deluxe (grunge), cassette (dingbats), kings garden (japanese trees as dingbats).
myfonts link, opened in 2009, where one can buy 080203, 3 the hard way overrun, 3 the hard way rmx, adios gringo, depth charge, ft helsingfurt, ft roundabout, ft scandinavian titan, ft twisted ontogenesis, ice cream soda, kings garden, kolari, nihilist philosophy, old note, rock it, november script, and majestic mishmash (ransom note caps), digital kauno (2002, upright script), 10.12, eb vintage future, fenotype dingbats, ft forest, ft funghis, ft military dingbats, ft weapon of choice, motel xenia, ural, valima.
additions in 2010: linguine (connected script), ft telegraph (slab serif), ft brush, ft industry machine, ft giorgio, killer elephant (signage), ft supervisor (retro), ft dead mans diary (scribbly), ft grandpa script (grunge calligraphy), ft stamper (angular lettering), ft tantor (fat, rounded), ft bronson (fat display typeface with mustache dings thrown in), ft master of poster (bi-level display typeface with many ligatures and interlocking letters), ft hidden forest (tree dingbats), ft mammoth (grotesque headline face), rikos (futuristic), squarendon extra bold (2010, a clarendon), ft moonshine script (a treefrog style face), billboard (a hand-printed rounded caps family), eb bellissimo display (rounded monoline sans), malamondo (an all caps display typeface with a large number of interlocking ligatures), linja (2002 and 2010, a rounded ultra condensed family), punavuori (2002 and 2010: a monoline sans family), signor (2010, a rounded all caps family), mrs. lolita (connected script), funghi mania (mushroom dingbats), funghi mania script, darlington (very open upright connected script family), archipelago (+caps: an upright connected script), tower (pieces that enable one to modularly construct towers when stacked; created as a school assignment at the university of industrial art&design helsinki in 2006), monster (just as tower but for monsters), verna (informal face with ball terminals), verner (2010, a connected script version of verna), verner (2010, a connected script version of verna).
typefaces from 2011: pepita script (an upright connected script with small lachrymal terminals), pepito (its nonconnected version), barber (upright script family), banzai bros (a fat caps-only signage face), mishka (an upright connected script with tear drop terminals).
in 2012, he created salamander script, taiga (connected upright script), mercury script (a set of upright connected script typefaces), slim tony (a bubblegum retro signage face) and mercury ornaments.
typefaces from 2013: no. seven (a successful brushy signage or baseball script), alek and alek ornaments (an upright signage script), voyage (a vintage script), barracuda script (brushy signage face), bonbon (signage script), bonbon ornaments, scaramouche (a playful connected script).
typefaces from 2014: larry (sturdy connected script), silver (upright connected script), powder script, peaches and cream (creamy signage or baseball script), in and out (a connected retro signage script), the carpenter (a script family in the style of mercury script).
typefaces from 2015: hms gilbert (a collection of 14 hand-crfated vintage types), lager (a signage script family with adaptable swashes and other opentype goodies), vanilla shot, journey (a smooth and elegant vintage script family of four weights and a matching ornament set, packed with alternate characters, and, in bertell's style, perfect connections between glyphs), tea biscuit (signage script), skipper, skipper (connected script), frost (a signage typeface that is just right, a sure award winner), monday (sign apinting typeface).
typefaces from 2016: jazz script, fragola (sign painting font), syrup (sign painting font), cosmopolitan (monoline connected script), bluebell (copperplate calligraphic script), inkston (vernacular brush script together with the standard hand-crafted sans and text styles), beaujolais (brush script), black script (a heavy signage script), beaujolais (an organic brush script), cold brew (signage script), Inkheart (tattoo style).
typefaces from 2017: Praktika (grotesk), Blossoms, Kitchen (sign painting brush), Letterpress Studio, Takeaway, Aether Rain, Pitcher (baseball script), Karu (a workhorse sans), Bluebell (calligraphic), Roster (signage script), Dog Days, Catsy, Alfons (in Script, Display, Sans, Serif, Tiki, Extras and Ornaments subfamilies), Cosmopolitan (monoline script and sans pair), Snooker (retro signage script), Salty (a creamy brushed signage typeface).
Martin Fewell is the type designer who started the Fewell foundry in London, and who runs MartinFewell.com and Yolo in Manchester. Martin is also a part time Lecturer at The University of Salford and Chelsea School of Art and Design. His techno fonts are available from [T-26]: Assembler (2004, a paperclip face), Mechwar (2002), Techstep (2002), Sushi (2002), Synthesis (2002, a techno font family) and Turbo (2002).
And now also from MyFonts.com: Memory (a sensational techno font, 2003), Exhaust (2002), Kanister (2003), Datastream (2003, an octagonal font) and the military octagonal stencil font Airbrake (2003). At Union Fonts, he published Memory, Airbrake (octagonal stencil font), Exhaust, Datastream and Kanister in 2003. At Yolo, one can ogle and buy his typefaces: Airbrake (mecahical face), Airframe, Assembler, Datastream (octagonal), Delicious, Exhaust, Insatiable, Kenister (octagonal), Lovebeing, Mechwar, Memory (experimental, techno), Newart, Nova, Rapture, Sushi, Synthesis (techno), Techstep, Turbo.
German graphic and type designer, b. 1982, Mainz. From 2007 until 2009, she studied at FH Mainz. At Volcano she created Shine (a multiline connected retro face, a cross between a neon face, a paperclip face, and the Chevrolet logo).
Graphic designer, born in 1973 in Birmingham, UK. Lee Basford (Fluid +) is the [T-26] designer of FungFoo (1996, with James Glover, an oriental simulation font), Euphoric (1996, with James Glover, a paperclip style font).
At Fountain, you can buy his techno font Nuephoric.
At his Fluid + studio, you can find Euphoric, Fungfoo, Haircut Sir? (1999), Ultra and Death, mostly grunge fonts.
Fontdeli (or: LF Design, or: 83grafik)
UK-based foundry, est. 2005 by freelance designer Leigh Flurry, with some free and some pay fonts, specializing in the techno look. Creators of the techno typeface FDshogun (2005). Free: FD Acorn (paino kaey face), FD Shogun, FD Hunterseeker, FD Spank, FD Tounge, FD Twinpines. Pay fonts: FD Bughug, FD Calibre, FD Childsplay, FD Dieselpower, FD Formula One, FD Knukledusta, FD Locust, FD Lungbutter, FD MrMajestic, FD Skylarking, FD Wolfglove, FD Flurry (paperclip font). In 2006, he added FDnaturesfinest, FDNaturesshadows, FDKubi, FDJazzclouds, FD Tek9, FD Xavier (fat, counterless) and FD Insight. Fonts made in 2009: FD Hustla (brush), FD Southbron (graffiti face), FD Parkway (rounded stencil). Fonts from 2010: FD Necromancer (octagonal, dark, and counterless), FD 57RMX, FD Gridlock, FD Jawbreaker, FD Noir, FD Optimus, FD Rainpaper (multiline face), FD Richtea, FD Skylarkdog, FD Warlord. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Another Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Behance link. Dafont link. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. 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. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
Fontmill Foundry (or: Studio Liddell Ltd Graphic Design)
Designs include ABC (techno), Loop (2004, techno), Train (kitchen tile), Bubble Wrap, Suredog (sans), Emmie (2014), Bomb, Flat Pack (2007, at T-26), Imaginer (2006, paperclip style techno family), Train, Bloxed Rounded, 3D Bloxed, British Rail, Orcin Sans (2006, 6 styles), Invaded 2600 (2006: based on the Atari 2600 arcade classic Space Invaders).
Before Fontmill and Studio Liddell, Dave Lawless ran Tealeaf Digital Type Foundry (also called Little Red Circles). The Tealeaf fonts, created by a number of designers included: 3DBloxed, Architext, AU79, BaskerSans4, Bitmapbreakfast, breathe, Bubblewrap, Bull, Butter, Calliglession, Calligruffy, CarlSeal, Chewy, Crushedtalc, DuoGypsy, EasyLino, Forma, Geek, Grivant, Growbag, Gypsy, Inbreed, Index, Instamatik, Kyleaged5, Kyleaged5half, Ladyboy, Leavingglassvegas, Litrecs, Matrix, Mend, Metis Rota, Mr.fish, Munch, Next, NuChina, Nudgeashak, NuEngland, NuJapan, Number, Optimistic, Passion, Phobia (by Mark Bradley), Print is dead, Raygun, Reop-sans, Rupture, Scritch, Shakasonik, Shati, SheMale, Skript, Something, Stamp, Synsis, Timig, Tweak, Typeone, Underworld, Unruly Cucumber, Unstuklino, Untitled, User-unknown, Whanted, Yatta, Yuleo (Tony Howell). Free demos. Some were entirely free, such as Yatta, Tweak, Synsis, Skript, RepoSans, MrFish, Leavingglassvegas, Kyleaged5, Instamatik, Grivant, Geek, Crushedtalc. Working on ES811 (2006, a sans).
Los Angeles-based company that distributed a 5000+ library of two-inch film fonts for display typefaces, some of which were original, such as Yagi Double (the CNN logo font) and Yagi Link Double. It ceased operations in 1985. Trogman maintains a design studio in Palm Springs, California.
The FotoStar collection includes Blippo (1970), Handel Gothic (by Robert Trogman), Buxom (a beveled 3-d athletic lettering typeface sold, e.g., by Elsner&Flake as Buxom SB, Scangraphic) and Embrionic (an ink-trapped typeface family revived by Claude Pelletier).
Yagi Link Double was revived by Alex Haigh as Miyagi (2008, Thinkdust). Yagi Bold and Yagi Double were revived in 2010 by Gus Thessalos as Retro Mono Wide and Retro Stereo Wide, respectively. Gus Thessalos revived Yagi Link Double as Retro Stereo Thin.
In 2015, Harold Lohner revived Roberta, which Trogman cut based on an art nouveau sign in a Belgian restaurant in 1962.
FotoStar is a small web page made by yours truly that showcases some typefaces in the FotoStar collection taken from their catalog, Film Font Digest FotoStar Graphic Supply.
During his studies in Cambridge, UK, Gareth Liddington designed Beamworks (2016), Branch Sans (2016), Case Face (2016), Free Story (2014, a 3d shadow typeface) and Aztec Snake (2014, a paperclip font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: Odd Times (a vintage blackletter typeface), Brandy Label (a layered Victorian signage font), Smoking (a great Western layered poster font), Traveller, Letterhead (steampunk, vintage, Victorian), Age, Nataly Temper, Vintage Auto (a retro chrome automobile font), Golden Dust (a lava lamp font), Rusty Phoenix, Phoenix, the Victorian signage typeface Whiskey, Spirals, Biker (spurred inline font), the oily signage font Pin Up.
In 2016, he designed Far Kingdoms (Victorian), Brass Heart (steampunk / Victorian), Big City Light (a vintage movie theater typeface), Lostamp (a weathered vintage rough stencil script), Kexman (calligraphic script), Traveler (vintage display style), Loftype (creamy brush script), Shoelaces Script, Humblest, Tobacco Box Font, Whiskey Label (a great vintage Victorian headline font), Insane Fear, Falchion Edge (Victorian display typeface), Inside The Box (techno), Amber Taste (a layered Victorian beer label font), One Thin Line (a paperclip font), Bald Eagle (Victorian), Autumn Feel (brush script), Dirty Cartoon, Magic Curls, Winery, Bite Hard (beveled caps), Lovebus (psychedelic style), Column (layered Victorian), Golden Brush, Marine Fairytale (Victorian), and Old Story (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2017: The Freaky Circus (Western circus font), Biker New (spurred), Flex Wire, Agress (graffiti style), Old Story, Rusted Brushpen (dry brush), Mosaic Pool, Ranch (vintage style with layered textures), Golden Dust, Letter Head, Limber Script (dry brush), Patina, Craft Beer (a layered beer label font), Droptune (Victorian), Chimera Tail, Hardwatt Script (dry brush), Megawatt (signage script), Jamish (a hand-crafted blackboard bold typeface), Oak Lumber, Odd Times (blackletter), Shining Night (movie marquee font), Gunshot, Bootleggers, Goodwine, Brandy Label (vintage layered font), Smoking Typeface (vintage Western style, with layering).
Illustrator and typographer in Cali, Colombia. Blog. He designed St3ak (2014) and a fresh display caps typeface called Zinuu (2011) that marries three concepts, the spiral, dots, and paperclips. Idiky (2011) is a hübsch poster face.
Company (aka HFF) that offers free revival fonts.
Typefaces made in 2009: HFF Pessoas Lindas (based on Anita Lightface, from page 7 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1977. Anita Lightface is also listed on page 88 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Ribbon, and HFF Kids Stuff (children's all caps font based on an alphabet created by Mary Mapes Dodge in St. Nicholas an Illustrated Magazine for Young People XXXIV). HFF Kids Stuff is based on the alphabet created by Mary Mapes Dodge in St. Nicholas an Illustrated Magazine for Young People XXXIV: Part 2: 667.
Alphabet fonts from 2009, all based on typefaces found in Dan X. Solo's books (names in parentheses): HFF Black Steel (Acier Noir), HFF Clip Hanger (Convoy: a paperclip face), HFF Fire Dancer (Flamo), HFF Modern Strand (Strand), HFF Pessoas Lindas (Anita Lightface), HFF Splintered Dream (Split/Split Caps), HFF Whirly Whorl (Whitestone Scrawl).
Typefaces made in 2010: HFF Eye Sore (based on Grab Bag, page 82 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Quick Draw (based on Robard from page 76 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Iconic Ionic (based on Moderna Condensed from page 61 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Sultan of Swat (an art deco typeface based on Maharaja from page 57 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo), HFF Ice Bergman (based on Casablanca Light Condensed from page 13 of "Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts" by Dan X. Solo; The Font Cpmany digitized the same typeface in 1992), HFF Fourth Rock (based on Mars Bounce from page 83 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo and also on page 92 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces), HFF Pure Vain (based on Peruvian, from page 91 of Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1977), HFF High Tension (based on Bamberg, from page 11 of Circus Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo, first published by Dover Publications in 1989. Bamberg is also featured on page 32 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces). From page 73 of that same book, a font called Siamese by Dan Solo, we find a revival called HFF Thai Dye (Thai simulation face: based on Siamese in Special Effects and Topical Alphabets by Dan Solo). HFF Jammed Pack is based on Triple Condensed Gothic from page 91 of Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo. Triple Condensed Gothic is also featured on page 166 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces". For a commercial digitization of the same face, see Red Rooster.
Typefaces made in 2011: HFF Xmas Hoedown is a Western font based on Kid Ory B, from page 51 of Condensed Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo. Kid Ory B is also shown on page 37 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces; other digitizations of Kid Ory B include Tissot by Iza W, and Texarkana JNL by Jeff Levine), HFF Beer Van (a spurred typeface that is based on the font on pages 36 and 38 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces by Dan X. Solo, but with slightly different names), HFF Greek ExCon (based on Grecian Extra Condensed from page 33 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces"), HFF Lasdof Twunyliven (read: last day of 2011; based on Herald Square from page 171 of "The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces").
Typefaces from 2012: RTA Ermine (dingbats), HFF Hunts Deco (based on an alphabet designed by the Hunt Brothers in "Lettering of Today" published in 1935 and revised in 1941), HFF Light Petals (based on Pastel (Bounce) from Brushstroke and Free-Style Alphabets (Dan X. Solo). Pastel was released by Filmotype as a phototype in the 1950s). HFF Air Apparent is based on Prince from page 92 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
Typefaces from 2013: RTA Cross (crosses), HFF Low Sun (free: based on Luzon Script on page 106 of the Solotype Catalog), HFF Zeldom Zen (a round display typeface based on an alphabet from a book by Harry R. Wright, published in 1950).
Typefaces from 2014: HDD Code Deco (art deco).
Typefaces from 2017: HFF Cotton Balls.
Hiekka Graphics is a Finnish design studio located in Västerskog, and run by Ossi Gustafsson. Their typefaces: HG Rollo (2008, free), HG Amokey, HG Fatbrass (nice ultra-fat type), Fatbrass II, HG Cappella (art deco with filled-in counters), HG Oliver, HG Akimoto (2008, fat slab display face), HG Sepu (2009, rounded techno), HG Pale (2009, half-stencil, half-paperclip face), and HG Kalevi (2009, an open display typeface with an additional stencil style).
Typefaces from 2014 include Golos.
German designer (b. Köln, 1988) of the wonderful free paperclip typeface Herrliches Script (2005). Dafont link. Other free typefaces: Lafayette (2006, sans), Brasil (2006), Piqto80s (2007), Filzmoos (2007), Kaviva (2007, art deco: a free headline font, inspired by the cover-type of the eighties fashion magazine VIVA), Font03. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dick Pape digitized these typefaces in 2009-2010, based on a source called Hula Fonts: Acorn House, BallTerminals, CableScriptCameo, CableScriptRegular (a paperclip family), CableScriptThin, CableScriptThinCameo, CurbDesire, DiscoDeco, EcoLeaf (a piano key typeface), HulaRibbon1 (prismatic), HulaRibbon2, Softsquare.
British foundry started in 2009 in Sheffield, but now located in Dronfield. Their fonts include Nanami (2013, avant-garde sans), Nanami 3D (2014, free shadow typefaces, among the prettiest ones ever created), Miyagi (2008, a paperclip / neon sign typeface that revives Letraset's Yagi Link Double, a 1970s typeface of Robert Trogman for Facsimile Fonts) and Taku (2008, Taku stencil), BAQ Outline, BAQ Rounded (like VAG Rounded), Hiruko (geometric sans family, free at Dafont), Hiruko Pro (2013), Ebisu (2010), Sukato (very fat), Aiko, Kata (2009, grandissimo grunge).
It seems that this foundry grew out of Alex Haigh's Thinkdust in Nottingham, UK. They have some exclusive typefaces by Si Scott (the curly typeface Hunter, 2009), Alex Trochut (Neo Deco, 2009), HelloHikimori (Lace, 2009), Luke Lucas (Lukano, 2009), and Jon Burgerman (the hand-drawn fun type Burgerman, 2009).
Identikal is a UK foundry run by identical twins Nick and Adam Hayes. Fonts made in 2000, sold through Atomic Type and/or [T26]: 21stA, 21stB, 21stComplete (2007, a rounded sans family), 22ndClosed, 22nd Open, 45degrees, ACTStern (2001), Angol (octagonal), Attac, B4, Breeze, Bully, Canal Extra, Chord, Click (2003), Corisande (2003), Positec (2003, techno), Curvature, Dieppe (2002, techno family in six weights), DigiGraf (2002), Distilla (2009, sans, HypeForType), Formatt, Kanal, Kneeon (2008, a paperclip or neon typeface), Curvature (futuristic, 2002), Rebirth (futuristic, 2002), Masta, Metron, Monark (2003), Camo Sans (2003, T-26, an octagonal stencil font), Multimedia Blitz, Panic, Phat, Phlex (dot matrix font), Phuture, Plotta, Podium, Rally, Rayzor, Reaction, Rebirth, Revalo Classic (2003; regular weight is free), Revalo Modern (2003), Robustik (2003), Sampler, Seize, Sharp, Skak (2003, octaogonal font), Stalk, Trak, Tremble, UNDA Series 1, 21st, UNDA Series 2, Wages (2002, dot matrix font), Wired, Zero (2000, Nick Hays, an octagonal font), Angol (2003, an octagonal font), Skrean (a stitching font, T-26), 22nd Closed and 22nd Open (2006, T-26, stencils), Loxley Serif (2006), Emporio (2006), Alwyn (2006), Direkt (T26, 2006), Baksheesh (2006, simple sans), Loxley Sans (2006, T-26), Loxley Mix (2006, T-26), Kowboy (2006, T-26: futuristic), Kelt (2006, 6 weights, T-26), Neutraliser Sans, Caps and Serif (2006, 24 weights in all, T26), Ramblok (2006, T26), Identikal Sans (2006, T26, 8 weights), BQE (2011, piano key family, T-26). Some pixel font families, and many futuristic designs.
Design group associated with Neo2 magazine in Spain, for which they created some (free) experimental typefaces. The designer seems to be Pedro Pan. These include the paperclip typeface Aria (2002), the bold rounded typeface Bassel (2002), Barco.D.A. (2006), Web (2002, pixel face), Teletype (2003, stitching font), Video (2002, blocky face), Puntogotic (2002, fuzzy blackletter), Gallega (octagonal), Zarautz (2006, fashionable simple sans, free here), Track (octagonal), Ciclo (2007, bike chain-themed glyphs), Rotring (arc-themed), Paperfont (2006, alphabet made out of paper), Canaletto (2006, rounded monoline font), New Euro (2002, vertically etched all-caps face), Pixar Five (2002, pixel face), Quiniela (2002, stitching font), Steroid (2008, Star Trek font), Spectrum (2002, rectangularly-pixeled face), Regaliz (2005, a multiline face), Icon (2002, a multiline face), Alpha and Airline (2002, octagonal monoline typefaces), Elo (2004, a good-looking art deco face), Tipod (2006, dot matrix face), Button (2002, dot matrix face), Lobula (2007, art deco), Bit (2002, pixel face), TCK-2000 (2000, futuristic), Rubik (2002, art deco), Error PostScript (2002), Strokes (2003, a multiline face), Maciza (2003), DNNR (2004), Sector-96 (2007, modular), Novich (2007, glyphs based on musical notes), Funk (2003, simple sans), De Stijl (2002), Hi-Fi (2002, pixelish), Salami. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in London, James Garbett designed the modular typeface City Type (2013). I believe that the neon light / paperclip typeface Students in Soho (2013) is complete, but I am not sure of that. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Prague in 1949, Jan Schmoeger emigrated to Australia in 1980/1981, and is a book designer in Mentone, Victoria. For most of his career here he worked as a graphic designer, mainly in book publishing. He was also a sessional lecturer at the School of Art and Design, Monash University, Caulfield, Melbourne (formerly Chisholm Institute of Technology) in 1986-1994 and 2004-2008. His typefaces:
Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.
Graphic designer in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, b. 1985. He created a scriptish typeface called Nougat (2012), Stack Bill (2012, a stackable typeface that incudes an inline version; the free sample version is called Billmoney, 2013), Fat Frank (2012), and the free multiline paperclip typeface Razor (2012).
In 2014, Jeff created the geometric sans typeface family Rucksack (which has two tweetware weights). With the help of Oliver Dead, he designed the animated typeface Fat Frank (2014, Animography). Jeroen Krielaars and Jeffrey Schreiber codesigned the eighties-style animated typeface Razor in 2014 over at Animography.
Typefaces from 2016: Blackrock (chunky blackletter-inspired font).
With Timo Kuilder, he founded Regular Bold Italic.
Berlin-based design studio, which made the 3d paperclip font Inbetween (2009, Die Gestalten). Jutojo was founded in 1998 by Julie Gayard, Toby Cornish and Johannes Braun. They are affiliated with Die Gestalten. [Google] [More] ⦿
KalleGraphics is the portfolio of Oslo-based Karl Martin Sætren, a Norwegian multi-disciplinary freelance designer focused on visual identity, art-direction, typography, photography, graphic design and other various kinds of eye candy. He is based in Oslo.
His modular sensual rounded stencil typeface Curb Desire (2008) deserves an award! Carved Blox (2010) is a counterless ultra-fat face. Chiseled (2010) is a beveled face. EcoLeaf (2009) is part stencil, part organic.
Free fonts: Kilogram (2010, art deco sans display face), Alpharuler (2010, grunge), Disco Sans and Disco Deco (2009, art deco, counterless), Circle Script (2008; all outlnes are parts of arcs), Ribbon (2008, multiline), Softsquare (2008), Cable Script (2008, paperclip face; and its variation, Cable Climb).
Pixel and related font archive: 04b03, 04b03, 04b03b, 04b03b, 04b08, 04b08, 04b09, 04b09, 04b11, 04b11, 04b19, 04b20, 04b21, 04b24, 04b25, 04b25, 04b30, 04b30, 04b31, 0Pointe-AFaire, 0Pointe-Fait, 11px2bus, 11px3bus, 11pxbus, 13pxbus, 3t, 5px2bus, 5pxbus, 6px2bus, 6pxbus, 7px2bus, 7px3bus, 7px4bus, 7pxbus, 8pxbus, 9px2bus, 9px3bus, 9pxbus, ADMONO, AIFragment, AKAkubit12R, AKJellyBeans, APapa, AWeirdPartySW, AajaxSurrealFreak, ActionIs, AddMBitmap06, AirConditioner, AlienLeague, Alienoid, AlphaRope, AmericanHighway, AmholeSW, AmstelHeavyNF, AnabolicSpheroid, AnchorSteamNF, AnglosaxOblique, Angrybitch, AntiquaInGrid, AonCariCeltic, Arctic-Regular, Asenine, AsenineSuperThin, AsenineThin, AtomicClockRadio, Automatic, Avignon, Avondale-Italic, Avondale, AvondaleCond-Italic, AvondaleCond, AvondaleInline-Italic, AvondaleInline, AvondaleOutline-Italic, AvondaleOutline, AvondaleShaded-Italic, AvondaleShaded, BEBlob, BECROSS, BMarmyA12, BMaztecA12, BMbiscuitA9, BMbiscuitA9, BMblockA15, BMbugA6, BMcafeA14, BMchainA6, BMchocolatA9, BMcinemaA16, BMcorrodeA13, BMcubeA8, BMdelicoA16, BMdelicoA16, BMdumplingA9, BMethnoA17, BMfeatherA20, BMfigaroA11, BMgaiaA10, BMgaudiA22, BMgreatA9, BMharryA10, BMharryA10, BMjapanA12, BMkitchenA10, BMleavesA11, BMmazeA9, BMmazeA9, BMmicro7A7, BMminiA8, BMnecoA29, BMnecoA29, BMplainA7, BMplamoA9, BMpressA7, BMreceiptA11, BMreceiptA11, BMrizerA6, BMrizerA6, BMrubyA12, BMslyA10, BMslyA10, BMsolidA11, BMspaceA9, BMspaceA9, BMstampA9, BMstampA9, BMtoppoA12, BMtubeA10, BMutopiaA23, BMxrayA12, BNDefect, BULLYBOYS, BacklogNormal, BahamaSlim, Balker, Bambina, Bambino, Bangalore, Barbarello, Barbaric, Baubau, BayouCowboy, BearpawBats, BeautySchoolDropout, Belmongo, Benjamin-Regular, BennyBlanco, Billo, BingoStar, Bisque, Bit-TV18-(sRB), BitDustTwo, BlackWidow, Blake, BloodFeast, BloodOfDracula, BodoblackSquares, BodoblackSquaresInvers, BongonautNormal, Borgnine, Bouhbouh, BoumBoumFreeversion, BowlORama, BoxingBrophius, Brie-Light, Bubble, BubbleMan, Buttons-and-Switches-JL, CalvinAndHobbesNormal, CandyBitsBT-Regular, Canin, Canin, CaninOblique, CaninOblique, Cat-Treats, CatWomen, CenturyGothic, ChannelTuning, ChattyCocktails, Chibaraki-Now, ChickenKing, ChuckChillout, Ciao, Cocktail, CocktailBubbly, CoffeeShop, CometNegative, CometPositive, Comrade-Bold, Comrade-BoldCondensed, Comrade-BoldExtended, CongaLine, Corrupter, CountryStore, Crack-Babies, CreakyFrank, Cube, Cupola, CupolaBold, CupolaOpen, Cyclo-Trial, DJ4Skin, DNAad, DSDiplomaDBLBold, DeLouisville-Bold, DeLouisville, DeLouisvilleSmallCaps, Decaying, DecayingAlternate, DecayingKuntry, DemonNight, DepthChargeSemiPhat, Detroit3k, Deviliette, Dirtfont, DoIlikeStripes?, DoctorBob, Dolphian, EffluenceOutlined, Eggwhite-Black, Eggwhite-Lite, ElNino, ElasticWrath, ElectronicaNine, Embargo, EmblemChief, Ernest, Evanescent, EvilOfFrankenstein, FSOrevengeofzany, Fanzine, FashionVictim, FatSam, FeaturedItem, FontdinerdotcomLuvable, FrankenTOHO, GuestCheck, HKImetropol, HM-OthelloWhite, HMan, HamburgerMenuMarquee, HamburgerSandwitch, HammerKeys, Harting-Plain, Hawaiiah, HeartSweetHeart, Hexagon, HolidayRanch, HomeSweetHome, HomeSweetHomeOutline, Hooge0553, Hooge0557, Hooge0558, Hothead, InMyCloset, Insert, Insert2, Insert3, Insert4, Interdimensional, JIBalloonCaps, JISolidBalloonCaps, JackFrost, KSKDATA10, KanE, KankanaK, KeeponTruckinFW, KiddieCocktails, KingXmasTrial, Kroeger0554, Kroeger0557, KuntryCombo3in1, LMS-Hippy-Chick, Lane-Cane, Lane-Narrow, Lane-Posh, Lane-Upper, Larson, LasVegastoRome, Lastwords-Thin, Leftovers, LionelTextSteam, Lucky-Font, MYoungHKS-Medium, Mandingo, MarkerMonkeyFW, Mellifluos, Milk-Cocoa-(sRB), Milwaukee, MilwaukeeNeonNeon, MilwaukeeNeonShadow, MiniLine, MiniSet, MirageBazaar, MirageZanzibar, MotorOil, MotorcarAtlas, Motoring, MrQuicke, Musicals, New, OldieSplat-Oldie, OneWayRegular, Outlands-Truetype, PAsstheCheX, Paperclip, Patches, PermanentWaves, Pfanimals, PinkFlamingo, Pixel-Chunker, PixelHugger, PlexifontBV, PopticsThree, PopuluxeBlub, PortlandRoman-Bold, Psychatronic, Punavuori00150, QueenRosie, Regulator, Resurrection_hydro.seven.four, Rivanna, Royal-Pain, RuggedStencil, SFNewRepublic, SFNewRepublicSC, SFSquareRoot-Bold, SFSquareRoot-BoldOblique, SFSquareRoot-Oblique, SFSquareRoot, SFSquareRootExtended, SG01, SG02, SG03, SG04, SG05, SG06, SG07, SG08, SG09, SG10, SG11, SG12, SG13, SG14, SG15, SG16, SG17, SG18, SG19, SP-MagicalCandy-H, SP-PeaCan-K, SP-Skeleton-A, Salaryman, SaysoChic, Screenhorn10Bold, Screenhorn10Normal, Sevenet7, Shiver, Silkscreen-Bold, Silkscreen-Expanded, Silkscreen-ExpandedBold, Silkscreen, SinsofRhonda, Slugfest, SmallTalkAltCapsTight, SmallTalkAltCapsWide, SmallTalkMonoTight, SmallTalkMonoWide, SmallTalkTight, SmallTalkWide, Smiley, Spacearella, Spaider, Spaidersimbol, Spd03, Spd04, Spd06, Spdr02, SpeedballNo3, StarburstLanes, StarburstLanesTwinkle, Stealthy-Bastards, StencilGothicBE, Superaircraft, Superboy, Supercar, Supercargo, Supercollider, Supercollidersmall, Supercondenced, Superconductor, Superdigital, Superfluidhard, Superfluidsoft, Supergirl, Superhelioextended, Superhelioextendedultra, Superhelioregular, Superheliosmall, Superheliothin, Superload, Supermagnet, Supermagnetfat, Supermarketround, Supermarketsquare, Supernova, Supernovaextended, Supernovafat, Superphonic, Superphonicextended, Superphunky, Superpointrounded, Superpointsquare, Superrazor, Superscreen, Superscript, Supersimplefat, Supersimpleregular, Supersonic, SupersonicBold, SupersonicThin, Superstar, Superstarfat, Superstition, Supervisor, SwampType, SweetRosie, TOMMYHILFIGERAF, Taylors, Technicality, Technicality1, ThatsSuper, UPFSilkscreenRemix, Uncletypewriter, Vandaloop, Vitaminoutlined, VolcanoKing, VoodooDolls, WARNING, Witless, XerkerFW, YellaBelly, You'reGone, andrebold, ani-Font, coopchick-edge, curly, elektra, flower1, flower3, jamaistevie, karabinE., leaf1, lelimLight, not-included., rr_basic01, rr_basic02, rr_basic03, rr_basic04, rr_basic05, rr_basic06, rr_basic07, toyomu. 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Karl Martin Sætren
Typefaces from 2012: Hurumufu (paperclip face).
In 2013, she made the monoline rounded geometric typeface Ziuxoa.
Jeonju, South Korea-based creator of The Match (2011), The Tongs (2011), A Needle and Thread (2011; images: i, ii), The Clip (2011), The Fan (2011, a hairline script face---images: i, ii), The Clip (2011, paperclip face), The Safety Pin (2011) and The Straw (2011). Aka Kim baby. [Google] [More] ⦿
Leftloft is a visual communications studio in Milan, founded in 1997 by graphic designer Andrea Braccaloni (b. Bologna, 1973), Francesco Cavalli, Bruno Genovese and David Pasquali. The studio is mainly engaged in corporate identity, and now also has an office in New York. Andrea Braccaloni teaches visual communication at the III Faculty of Architecture/Design at the Politecnico di Milano. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about new typefaces he designed the old-fashioned way, as a handicraft. Within the studio, there is a small lab for type design, called "Die kleine Fonderie", at which Andrea Braccaloni and Veronika Burian are active. Designs include LL Egeo (1999, shifted letters), LL Mila (2002, a condensed sans with a trademark "g"), LL Etica (2001-2002, a sans family that derives its name from Helvetica, and has soft strokes and wide apertures---in 2009, Etica Seriffo was published by Type Together as the "trappist type family"; see also LFT Etica Sheriff in 2016), LL Chicane (2001, geometric and experimental, between paperclip and neon sign), LL Impresa (2001, octagonal-themed font), LL SanSiro (masculine sans family), LL EU (a delicate sans), LL Alice ditalunghe (transitional text face), LL Officiel (extreme didone titling face, developed for French fashion magazine L'Officiel, in collaboration with Patricia Sartori), LL Crudo (experimental, now LFT Crudo), LL Ubu Re (2002, made by lines and circles only), Lemon (1998), L'Amante Perduto (1999), Solferino Text (2007, with Luciano Perondi, for Corriere della Sera), Brera (2007, a sans family by Leftloft and Molotro).
In 2014, Leftloft published the semi-techno wayfinding typeface family LFT Iro Sans at Type Together. It has a unicase set of styles.
Decode (2012) is a gorgeous art deco triplet of typefaces.
Typefaces from 2014: Note (brush family), Divert (outlined, constructed using the bended paperclip principle).
Typefaces from 2017: Upside (all caps, art deco).
Designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to create Noon (condensed pixel face), Parallea (similar), Mazey, Letterpress (3d face), i-Ching (horizontal stripes), Broaden, Dot Screen, Mazey, Shadowman (3d shadow face) and One Stroke (octagonal paperclip face). In 2010, he added the stitching font Stitchery. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mametos Type Foundry
Graphic designer in Bandung, Indonesia. Creator of the beautiful logo typeface Mametosca 026 (2014). Mametosca 026 is an experimental caps only font family of Hefenstrasse Lab. It is free for personal use. In 2015, he made the rounded bilined paperclip typeface Synthosca026. In 2016, he added Hellotosca 026.
Manuel Eduardo Corradine
Dutch type designer who published the experimental typeface Jazmo in 2012 at URW: Jazmo is an offspring of an assignment I did for a Dutch architect. A classic building and coincidently the place of my studio in my hometown Zwolle, Netherlands, needed to be renovated. My job was to design the house numbers and signs for this building. This building I refer to was built in 1932 and designed according to the New objectivity architecture. Now it accommodates several artist and craftsmen and also houses students. In my design I used elements of the Art Nouveau.
In 2013, she published Smooth Buggaloo (URW++), a typeface that was inspired by the music of the sixties. Le Rock (2013, URW++) is a bouncy freeform display typeface. Labyrindo (2013, URW++) is inspired by Greek labyrinths.
In 2015, still at URW++, she created the stylish display typeface Democrazia, the hybrid oriental/Arabic emulation typeface Eurabia, the display typeface family Kosmique, the meccano typeface C-Nation, the squarish stencil typeface Constructa, the squarish revolutionary typeface Picastro (the name is a contraction of Picasso and Castro; not to be confused with Leon Hulst's signage typeface Picastro, made a year earlier), and the display typeface New Daily.
Designer in Bilbao, Spain, who studied at the Emilio Campuzano Institute in Bilbao. Creator of Confettiva (2014: a stackable confetti-inspired all caps typeface), and Design Walk (2013, a signage system with its own dedicated font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at Die Gestalten of Quanten (2014, a stencil typeface), Knochen (2009, a fat rounded modular typeface), Laminat (2007), Logosmen (2003, geometric display face), Braten Fat (2004), Haudegen (2002, severe bold octagonal face), Halunken Spezial (2004, rounded octagonal), Boxen (2003, a slashed zero font), Esposito (2002, a paperclip font), Galotta (2002), Feixen (2007, paperclip inspired), Nicola Kroita Script, Nicola Kroita Sans, Nicola Zucka Script.
Graphic designer from Rotterdam, b. 1988.
Graphics cooperative in Philadelphia that sells some fonts. These include Circle Monogram Font (2017), Mammoth (2017, a formal didone, tending towards the fat face genre), Monarchy Rough (2016), Neon Tubes (2016, a paperclip font), Shoreditch (2016), Andea (2015, +Clean, +Rounded, +Rough), Monarchy (2014: a tall humanist meets slab serif font family by Birmingham, UK-based Tony Thomas), Asche (2014), Meddle (2014), SkooledSerif (2013), and Viro (2014: a humanist sans by Tony Thomas). Most fonts are made by Nathan Brown (Austin, TX). Medialoot's community manager is Jenn Coyle (Philadelphia, PA). Behance link for Tony Thomas. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
San Francisco-based designer of the party animal dingbat font Bartalk (1996, T26). In 2015, he made a paperclip typeface.
Kastoun (b. 1977) lives in Melbourne and runs Head First Design. His typefaces:
Nadia Abate (Turin) designed the paperclip font Clips in 2010 during a workshop led by Piero De Macchi. She graduated from ISIA in Urbino in 2010, and designed the outline typeface Naa there. Nadia created the flowing script typeface Female (2013).
Neutura was formed in 2003 by Alexander McCracken, who is located in San Francisco. His typefaces have a large geometric component: Aperture (slab serif family), Autobahn, Belfast (octagonal black-bowled headline face), Children (paperclip face), Circle (avant garde style), Deuce (ultrafat), Deuce Round (fat and counterless), Estrella (2011, a high-contrast fat vogue didone titling face), Frank (fat and counterless), Frank Stencil, Interpol (texture face), Magnum (2006, for Neo2 magazine: free), Neutrino (ultra-fat futuristic beauty, 2006), Neutura (clean geometric sans family), Orange (geometric hairline sans), Orange Round, Rabbit, Register (architectural sans), Royale (fat decorative didone), Saber (octagonal), Sarcophagus (very original blackletter), Spade (fat and counterless), Syrup (paperclip font), Vendella (2011), Wafer (ultrafat). At T-26, he published Children (2006, a paperclip font), Deuce and Sarcophagus.
Nick and Adam Hayes
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2009
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2009, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Society Page NF (semi-script based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement, 1916), Glyphix One NF (dingbats), Glyphix Two NF (dingbats), Velveteen Round NF (based on Vellvé's only font, 1971), Steno Stout NF (the venerable Underwood Victoria typewriter on steroids), Diosa Rubia NF (condensed headline face), Mono Amono NF (octagonal), Turista Flaca NF (based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Tourist Extra Condensed), Boop Boop NF (based on handlettering found on Hallmark Studio Cards of the 1950s), Samosata NF (based on Bernhard Gothic), Waddem Choo NF (based on Tschichold's Transito from 1931), Jane Plain NF (architectural blueprint style), Hacky Sack NF (a zany typeface based on Ross F. George's Stunt Roman), Free Holeys NF (after the 1972 Letraset font Beans by Dieter Zembsch), Kingstown NF (semiscript), Kudos Kaps NF (2006: five nice ornamental caps and associated alphabet and border sets, including a Lombardic set, an engraved set; they are based on typefaces from Ludwig&Mayer), Melvin Eustace NF (handlettered), Weekly Bazaar NF (based on Harpers by the Central Type Foundry), Really Big Shoe NF (after a Cleveland Type Foundry typeface called Oxford), Bellwether Antique NF (after a 1913 typeface by Georg Belwe), Garmisch Rund NF (inspired by Rundgotisch, Emil Rudolf Weiss, 1937), Whitefriars NF (based on a font from the Blackfriars Type Foundry in London), Society Page NF (a curly serif typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917), USA Resolute NF (a unicase headline typeface based on Morris Fuller Benton's Eagle, ATF, 1934), Saturday Morning Toast (2001, based on the logotype font of the Saturday Evening Post from the 1920s), Examiner NF (based on Dwiggins' Metro from the 1930s). Hans Lijklema's Free Font Index has a CD which contains AirstreamNF-Italic, CalamityJaneNF-Bold, CalamityJaneNF, DaddyLonglegsNF, HamburgerHeavenNF, HeavyTrippNF, HutSutRalstonNF (2001), OrionRadioNF, ParkLaneNF, PhattPhreddyNF, RhumbaScriptNF (a silent movie font), Riot Squad NF (2000, after Otto Heim). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fontshop calls him Oeltjen, and MyFonts Oeltien. Whatever. Australian designer at the Letterbox of the curly monoline upright script typeface Bisque (2006). He designed the slab of the Kevlar family at Letterbox in 2006. Other Letterbox typefaces include League Black (2008, a fat sans display face), Berber (2007, an update--I think--of a squarish typeface made in 2002 by Stephen Banham), and Morice (2005, a paperclip typeface done with Morice Kastoun). Catalog. MyFonts link. Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nippa Downey (DJ Nippa) is the creator in 2008 at FontStruct of these typefaces: NCD Paperclip (2008), NCD Paperclip Closed, the NCD Black Square family (2008, he writes: The Black Square of Kazimir Malevich is one of the most famous creations of Russian art in the last century. The first Black Square was painted in 1915 to become the turning point in the development of Russian avant-garde.), Snake, Snake Rebel, Mooch Rounded II and Mooch Squared II.
Additions in 2009: The NCD Dot Matrix family (many styles), NCD Grand Theft Autostruct (based on the logo for the Playstation/Xbox computer game "Grand Theft Auto"), NCD Dorky Corners Sans, NCD Amphibian (+Stencil), NCD Blagger (+Stencil), NCD Gigantica2, NCD Gigantica, NCD Brick Stacker, NCD Amoeba family (dot matrix), NCD Deejayon (nice), NCD Blagger (+Stencil), NCD Phusion Bold (octagonaal), NCD PS Magazine (+2) (octagonal), NCD Fabrica 50 (vertical stripes), NCD Scansion, NCD Octangle 20, NCD Neopolicia Harlequin, NCD Reinforcia (piano key, stencilized), NCD White Picket Fence, NCD Autonium Small Caps (not free...).
In 2010, he created the NCD Chromica family (athletic lettering typefaces) and NCD Bezica 10 (elliptical), NCD Nu Arc Stencil Linked, NCD Nu Arc Linked Stencil, NCD Edding 5.0 (brush), NCD Patchwork (texture face), NCD Embroidery (+Comp Size), NCD Snippa Sharp (2011), NCD Nufraktura Gothic (2009), NCD Autonium Small Caps.
Typefaces from 2012: NCD Black Square, NCD Black Square II.
Typefaces from 2013: NCD Neopolicia (+Drop Serif, +Harlequin, +Jump Drop), NCD Grand Theft Autostruct (based on the logo for the Playstation/Xbox computer game "Grand Theft Auto"), NCD Isometrica Horizontal 1 (3d block face), NCD Mooch Squared, NCD Mooch Rounded II.
In 2014, his striped octagonal art deco typeface NCD Deconium SC Black Serif Inlines won an award at the FontStruct Inline Font Competition. Other typefaces from 2014 include NCD Reinforcia and NCD Dottica Serif 60.
No More Faith Fonts
Graduate of the London College of Communication who works in Paris, where he set up No More Faith Fonts. His list of typefaces:
Californian FontStructor (aka winty5, b. 2002) who made these typefaces in 2012: 5Stenserif, 5Stencipix, 5GeoZtenzil, 5GeoSolid, 5 Quadrislash (kitchen tile face), 5 Micropix, 5Reverserif, 5Curvo, Shadow, Circlex (kitchen tile face), Quadrupus, Dissolvis, Rossian Alphabet, Fatty, Payperklipz, Roboto Sans and Roboto Serif, Krakk, Arkadeland (pixel face), Pew Pew Pew, Kalium Sans, Tini, Hexa, Pyramis, Doodley, Maaschine, Hexor, Digitus, Quark, Blobbie, W5's Remix, Laser Cannon, Poke, Razorblade, Titanium and Titanium II (blocky monospaced stencil).
Typefaces from 2013: 5Zanin, 5Tintin, Chyldren, 5 Goldminer (Western font), 5 Circuit Board, 5 Mikrothin (pixelish), 5 Crayoned, 5Blockletter, 5 Mikropix, 5 Computron, 5 Letterblack, 5 Singlebrik, 5 Kitty, 5 Mikrodotz, 5 Didgit (+Solid, +Stencil), 5 Microchip, 5 Hexpix, 5 Band (ultra-condensed), 5 Futurex, 5 Zero, 5 Pixwriter, 5 Caveman, 5 Ultramini, 5 Foundation, 5 Structonix, 5 Stenserif, 5 Psycho (labyrinthine), 5 Med Grids, Skribal, 5 Carnival (Western, slab serif), Undersea, Jester, 5 Winter Sans, 5 Zlash, 5 Darius, 5 Drop That Bass, 5 Computerized (LED face), 5 Kallum Sans Neue (octagonal), 5 Final Frontier, 5 Muta Sans, 5 Med Grid, 5 Dagger Unicase, 5 Threezy, 5 Curvo, 5 Railway Script (upright connected script), 5 Champagne, 13/5 Atom Sans, S Tekknosystem (techno), 5 Maach, 5 Dotmatrix 1979, 5 Skware cat Scratch Fever, 5 Pixdeath, 5 Metrik (octagonal), Droido, Skribble Black, Kindergarten, 5 Recieptprint (pixel face), 5 Monopix (pixel face), 5 Contrastio, 5 Beans, 5 Beans II, 5 Geomedings, 5 Fatal Error, 5 Identification Mono, 5 Megabam, 5 Futurebit, 5 Space Station, 5 Computers in Love.
Typefaces from 2014: 5 Kreeper, Mad Pixels, 5 Zonex, Robot Killer, Roman New Times (grunge), Devastation.
Singapore-based creator of the free font Nomed (2011). Nomed is based on a combination of triangles. Medness (2011, free) is a wonderful exploration of the limitations of geometry. Linguina (2011) is a 4-weigt organic sans family.
In 2012, he published the free font Hyped (geometric and experimental).
In 2015, they published the tentacled typeface Grafter.
The beautiful typographic designs by Patrycja Zywert (High Wycombe, United Kingdom) include her paperclip logo (2009) and Avocado (2009), and the hexagonal / 3d typeface Foster (2010) created to celebrate architect Norman Foster. More ornamental art. [Google] [More] ⦿
Peax Web Design
French creator of mostly (free) hand-printed fonts.
Typefaces from 2017: PW Skriptt.
Typefaces from 2016: PW Xtra Thin, PW Line Font, Sharp Brush, PW Straight, PW June 16, W Feb16.
Typefaces from 2015: PW cartoon marker, PW Fine, PW Xmas 2015, PW Beardfont (sketched), PW Strokes, PW June Font, PW Irregular, PW Irregular 2, PW Kool, PW Mambo, PW Stripes, PW Big Blocks, PW 2015, PW Jazzy.
Typefaces from 2014: Gingerbread, Dolphins, Christmas Candles, Tinsel Letters, PW Handy Social Icons, PW Christmas Tinsel, PW Alabama, PW Rectangular, PW Odissey, PW Rounded Scratch (iFontmaker), PW Roughs, PW August, PW Barbecue, PW June Script, PW Bella, PW Another Script, PW Curves and Dots, PW Rounded Script, PW April, PW Ghost (brush face), PW Brusheez, PW Fairy Tales, PW Shaded (3d and shaded), PW Perspective, PW Infinity, PW Dotted, PW Scared, PW Tribe, PW Icons, PW Cactus, PW Filament, PW Opened, PW Toonz (cartoon dingbats), PW Rectangle, PW Squared, PW School Script.
Typefaces from 2013: PW Smokey, PW Very Scratchy, PW Oblique, PW Foodicons, PW Scratchy, PW Simple Handwriting, PW Curly Regular Script, PW Loops, PW Twirly, PW Hachures, PW Script 09, PW Narrow (clean hand-printed typeface), PW Stretched, PW Noodle Thing, PW Left Hand, PW01 Script, PW New Arrows, PW Manuel Free, PW Brush Me, PW Arrow Font, PW Signature Two, PW Patchworks, PW Bold Script, PW Small Icons, PW Fatscratch, PW 403, PW Scritch, PW Gothic Style, PW Quick Write, PW Chalk (scratchy face), PW Cinderblox (collage font), PW Little Hearts, PW Scriptease, PW Cool Font, PW Peax Valentine Love, PW Tornado, Peax Drawnicons, PW Verticalized, Peax Webdesign Free Icons, PW Bubbles, PW Broderie, PW Schools Out, PW Scolarpaper, PW Back to School (lined school font), PW Groovy, PW Marker, PW Patchy Work, PW Scratched (sketched face), PW Fly Me To The Moon, PW Dolmen, PW Survival, PW Handscript, PW Script, PW Ornaments, PW Freshpaintings.
Typefaces designed in 2012: PW Savane, PW Brush Script, PW Whoops, PW Happy New Year (party font), PW Children, PW Simple Script, PW Double Script, PW She's Amazing, PW Happy Christmas, PW Graffiti, PW Comics, PW Christmas Gifts, PW Circle, PW Worlds End 2112, Peax Webdesign Circles, PW Signature, PW Christmas, Five Years Old, PW Signatures, PW Yummy Donuts, PW Chains, PW Lettres Barres, PW Slimy, PW Windy, PW Zigzag, PW Ficelles, PW Trombone (paperclip style), Sketch Icons, Handylined, PW Fluidhand, PW Serif Scratch (sketched face), Simple Rounded (puffy cloud face), Stripped Rounded, Peax Handwriting, Animaletters (alphadings), Peax Webdesign Arrows, UI Mockup, Friday Free Dots, Sunday Script, Gel Stripped, Cheveux d'ange, Mywriting (fat finger font), Xperience Pasta, Decomposition Phase 1.
Berlin-based visual communication agency. Their fonts include these type families by
Based in Shanghai, Pop Chang is an original and creative designer, illustrator and photographer. His typographic work includes Paperclip (2011), the funny Bike Chain Font (2008), and a pair of pixel fonts called Pixel Faces Pattern (2008).
German designer of the paperclip font Linotype Contacta (1994) and the multiline hypnotic typeface Boogie (2003, Linotype). He worked as an art director for various international advertising agencies, and has led Corporate Design projects for firms such as Grey and MetaDesign. He is currently teaching graphic design at the Düsseldorf University of Applied Sciences.
Raymond Robert Holling
FontStructor who made Sharp (2011, a bilined straight-edged face), Sharp2 (2011, a paperclip face), and Sharp Plus Dash (2011, architectural lettering). Other fonts by him include Triangle, Remi, Thin and Bendy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rodrigo Alberto Cavazos Rodriguez
Student in Birmingham City University, who created a paperclip-look hairline caps typeface in 2012.
Designer of the school project experimental font Energytye (2013), which started out by images of batteries. Urbanstone (2013) is an octagonal typeface that reflects on urban decay. Salih was based in Morphou, Cyprus, and is now in Izmir, Turkey.
Hagia Sophia (2013) is a display typeface that is based on the architecture of the church/mosque Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Snakes (2014) is a paperclip typeface. Kistype (2014) is based on Seher Kis's handwriting. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the German University in Cairo, Egypt, Sarah Ihab El Tahtawi designed the Arabic typeface Demaa (2014) and the Latin paperclip / neon tube typeface Tineous (2014). At FontStruct, she experimented with modular typeface design. These typefaces include the circle-based Shielo (2014), Shiet (2014, an octagonal / origami typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Scorpy Design Studio
Samara, Russia-based designer of several experimental typefaces, mostly, but not exclusively from 2009 until 2013. These include Ringrid (experimental), Jamaica, Stubdetail, Elisabeth, Displace, Oshi Kito (patterns), Radius (an arc-based minimalist font), Squarefont, SOS, Applefont2 (based on Apple's logo), Egypt Concept (hieroglyphic simulation font), Punto, Anomaly (2005), Worm Form, Middle, Bendliner (paperclip font), Mobile Module, Constructure, Twillinger (modular), Longliner (piano key typeface in Crouwel's style), Anomaly2 (connect-the-dots face), Anomaly Quadro, New Display, Strange Font, Ptich (Martian font), Eleven Element (circle and arc font), Home Station (octagonal, techno), Horizontal (squarish and modular), Strategy (swastika-based typeface), Twirl (wavy), Microtwirl, Absolute Logic, Minim, Moonoom, Hybread, Breakthrough (numerals), Industrial Garbage (2013), Unnecessary Element, Electro Station (2009-2010), Circle In Sphere, New Paisley, Vertigo Vertical.
Belize City, Belize and now New York City-based designer who specializes in high tech and futuristic type designs. He created the signage script Lettercraft (2017), the robot and drone-inspired Robodron (2017), Gempire (2017), the rounded organic typeface Airy (2017), Radon (2017), the outline typeface Ply (2017), the paperclip typeface Garde (2017), the blackboard bold typeface Aberration (2016), the striped typeface Karma (2016), the logotype font Advio (2016), the ribbon or monogram font RibOne (2016), the tech font Line Tech (2016), the curly Wonderscript (2016), the prismatic typeface Lineat (2016, +Lineat III), the plump logotype Airy (2016), the bi-lined typeface Freeline (2016), the robot-inspired Stingo (2016), the display typeface Food Craft (2016), the bilined logo and monogram font Sentaline (2016), the script typefaces Curline (2016) and Article (2016), the children's font Happy Kids (2016), the futuristic font Digitalium (2016, +Condensed), the multiline titling typeface Sentagram (2015), Forest Line (2015, thin squarish headline sans), Sweet Ink (2015), and the ribbon typeface Sentaband (2015). Creative Market link. Behance link. Another Behance link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Setup (was: Urtd)
Bratislava-based type and graphic designer (b. 1984, Czechoslovakia). He graduated from AFAD Bratislava, and in 2009 from the Type and Media program at KABK, where he designed Doko, a serifed text family derived from handlettering. Earlier, he created the Preissig-look family Kompilat (2007), and the monospace font Monoxil (2007).
In 2008, Peter Bilak, Eike Dingler, Ondrej Jób, and Ashfaq Niazi created the 21-style family History at Typotheque: Based on a skeleton of Roman inscriptional capitals, History includes 21 layers inspired by the evolution of typography. These 21 independent typefaces share widths and other metric information so that they can be recombined. Thus History has the potential to generate thousands of different unique styles. History 1, e.g., is a hairline sans; History 2 is Peignotian; History 14 is a multiline face; History 15 is a stapler face, and so forth.
He founded Urtd in 2009 in Liptovsky Hradok, Slovakia, and renamed it Setup in 2016. He sells these fonts: the ION family (2010, LED simulation typefaces), Outliner (2008, architectural lettering), and the icon sets Ico Weather (2010), Ico Time (2010) and Ico Phone (2010). Klimax Bold (2008) is in the ultra-ultra-fat art deco category, and won an award at TDC2 2009 for display face. See also Klimax Plus (2009).
Creations in 2011: Clip (2011) is a 4-style Opentype-feature-loaded paperclip family.
Typefaces from 2014: Woodkit (a series of grungy wood emulation typefaces for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic published at Typotheque; Woodkit won second prize in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition), Pexico and Pexico Micro (pixel typefaces). Woodkit won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
Solidarité 77 is an intertwined paperclip-style typeface created in 2016 by Fabien and Vincent Roché for the Association Solidarité Femmes Le Relais 77 which helps women that were victims of domestic violence. Behance link for Fabien Roché. Home page of Fabien Roché. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creative designer from Milan, who co-founded Typojungle, now defunct. His typefaces include Nero (2010, avant-garde), Minimo (2010, hairline geometric sans), Boulevard (2009, fat stencil face), Studio 45 (almost a paperclip face), Nu Classic (ornamental caps, 2008), Rocket (2009, techno) and Metropolitain (2009, a display didone of high contrast). Behance link. Twitter link. Another URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who used FontStruct to make Bouldo (2010, dotted face), TNR Bold (2009), Balltype (2009), Octastruct (2009), Weejie (2009), Times Neue Roman (2009, called the illegitimate child of Times New Roman and Helvetica Neue (Condensed)), Elion (2009, dor matrix pixel script), Tweed (2009, squarish), Akia (2009, experimental slab serif), Tesla (2009, dotted font based on Superpois), Pressure (2009, severe octagonal family; +Compressed, +Extended), Simplest (2009), Agora, Agora3D and Agora Dots (2009), Simplest (2009), Billboard (2009), Avant (2009), Imprinted (2009, dotted lines), Pivot Fill (2009), Pivot (2009), Handgloves Neue (2009), Paperclipped (2009), Handgloves (2009), Heart (2009), Foldstruct Pix (2009), Foldstruct (2009), Lino (2009), Linea (2009), Eurotype (2009), Stack (2009), Bloc Stripe (2009), Bloc (2009), Stencileaf (2009), Paul Was Here (2009), Sweetness (2009), Squidlike (2009), Rokice (2009), Current (2008), Theory (2008), Apatype (2008), Dot Script (2008), Dotize (2008), Poiis (2008), Poiis Wide (2008), Wired (2008, white on black), Bloct (2008, pixel shadow font), Construct (2008, like Bloct with a crane effect), Mazal (a great rectangular white on black idea), Keyal (Indic simulation with multilines), Squarial (pixelish), Classico, Unireal, Yoko (simple stencil), Splice (squarish condensed), Goodmorning Tokyo (labyrinth-like glyphs), Poii (pixel face), Gogic, Giant, Wikial (diner script simulation), Futoni (squarish letters). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Sydney, who designed the paperclip typeface Gheresque (2012). She writes: Gheresque is a modern, uppercase display font inspired by the magnificent work of Frank Gehry. The quirks and folds of the letterforms are designed to reflect the strengthening and structural properties of Gehry's cardboard furniture creations from the series 'Easy Edges' (1972).
London-based graphic design collective. Blox (2011) is a fat rounded stencil typeface with both horizontally and vertically stencilled alphabets, created using FontStruct. They also made Sqair (2011, squarish), Plug (2011), Asian (2011), Basik (2011, a simple clean monoline sans), Slash (2011), Twist (2011), Blob, Slick (2011) and Slice (2011).
Typefaces made in 2012: Brix (like Lego blocks).
Typefaces from 2014: Slash, Twist, Box (multilined), Neon (neon tube, or paperclip font), Rails (+Broken).
Sveinbjörn Pálsson (Reykjavik, Iceland) studied graphic design at the Iceland Academy of The Arts in Reykjavík. He has had a varied career in design, with work in magazine design, interaction design, art direction, tomb-stone lettering, custom type design and other fields. He graduated in 2012 from the TypeMedia program at KABK, Den Haag.
At KABK, he designed the rounded sans serif family Sultan (2012) and Paperclip People (2012).
In 2014, he created Eve Sans Neue. Eve Online is a massively multiplayer space trading game. It is developed by CCP in Iceland. The interface typeface for Eve was drawn as a pixel font by Friðrik Örn Haraldson, and later converted into a vector font. Sveinbjörn was asked to redraw it, specifically to make it more legible.
The Northern Block (TNB)
The Northern Block (TNB) is Jonathan Hill's foundry based in Leeds and/or Sheffield and/or Newcastle, UK, est. 2006. The designer and funder is Jonathan Hill (b. Sheffield, 1971) who lives in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK. Maria Pigoulevskaya joined The Northern Block as type designer in 2012. Home page. Free fonts by Jonathan Hill can be found at Dafont and Fontspace.
Typefaces from 2006 until 2008: Sylar (2008, a techno family in 16 styles), Geta Robo (2008, a mechanical typeface influenced by Japanese animation), Arctic Patrol (angular family), Dokter Bryce (2008, octagonal and severe), Orange Royale (2008, 8 styles of fat techno and stencil fonts), CorTen (2008, octagonal ultra-fat stencil), QueueBrick (2008, LED simulation), Center Forward (2008, futuristic), Platform One (2008, a futuristic family), Line Wire (2008, octagonal, influenced by the work of Dutch designer #Wim Crouwel), StealWerks (2006, LED-inspired stencil face; published at T-26) and Blockout (2007, 5 weights of a futuristic blocky type family). In 2008, these were followed by more computer-related typefaces such as VideoTech (futuristic), JoyRider and AstroNaut (octagonal+futuristic, now at T-26). WerkHaus (2008) is a 5-style family inspired by the minimal sans typefaces of Herbert Bayer and the Bauhaus movement.
Typefaces from 2009: Scriber (2009, octagonal techno family), Get A Robo (2009, a 10-weight mechanical family influenced by Japanese animation (Anime)), Ten Gu (2009, paperclip font remastered from the 1970's Letragraphica font Tangui), Orange Royal (2009, rounded stencil), VideoTech (2009, inspired by computer games for the Commodore 64), SkyWing (2009, rounded typeface inspired by Japanese computer console games, such as Captain Tsubasa created by Yoichi Takahashi), VanBerger (2009, an octagonal family influenced by the De Stijl movement), Logan Five (2009, techno family inspired by the 1976 sci-fi film Logan's Run), Zaius (2009, a bold sans family that includes a stencil style, all based on Ed Benguiat's work for the 1968 movie poster for Planet of the Apes), Oric Neo (2009, a free octagonal techno family; +Stencil), VanBerger Stencil (2009, a free geometric sans influenced by Theo Van Doesburg and the De Stijl movement), Aldo (2009, +Open: a bold stylized type typeface re-worked from the original 1970s movie poster The Battle For The Planet Of The Apes), Sylar Stencil.
Typefaces from 2010: Intropol (2010; image), Arcle (a monoline organic sans), Hoxton (humanist sans family), Lintel (monoline sans family with a large x-height), Knul (monoline sans), Dohrma (a machismo geometric face; +Inline), Planer (a technical writing family), Otomo (a Japanese techno family that includes a stencil), Yodo (a geometric experimental family in 3 weights), Nu Order (a sans family that includes a very thin weight), PyeMan (2009, a piano key font named after the PacMan game), ProtoFet, DraftWerk (a minimal rounded typeface inspired by architecture and furniture detail drawings), DyeLine (a geometric face with a great hairline weight), Cobol (2010, great octagonal monowidth face), Draftwerk (architectural lettering), Olympik (a gorgeous multiline family based on Letraset's Optex, 1970), Kaine (a slab family inspired by 1960s spaghetti westerns: +Stencil, +Outline, +Italic +Block; Hill says that The grid template is based on Welt Extra Bold from Letraset with detailed changes, additional characters and new style variations.), Brion (a modernization and extension of A. Mailay's rounded sans font Arpad (1971, VGC); Kaine Block, the counterless version, is free at Dafont). Mekon (2010) is a fat sans display typeface with a free horizontally striped style. MarkusLow (2010) is a revival and extension of Basilea (1965, Markus Low, VGC). Teletex (2010; +Ultra Light, +Light, +Medium) is a typewriter style slab serif whose design was influenced by Rockwell.
Typefaces from 2011: Dekal (nice fat multiline family, +Inline), Norpeth (2011, a humanist neutral sans family), Bosko (+Stencil, +Block), Bosko Block (2011, free), Woolworth (sans family), NeoGram (sans family), Juhl (an organic/ geometric sans family with the bowls of b, c, d. p and q modeled after chairs). Millar (2011) is a simple monoline sans family. Tondu (2011) is a strong sans poster face. Gelder Sans (2011) is a clean modern sans serif typeface. Brokman (2011) is a contemporary 10-style sans family. Vitro (2011) is a monoline geometric sans family. Beval (2011) is a humanist sans family. Nurom (2011), Monsal (2011), Tadao (2011) and Kuro (2011) are additional sans families. Heltar (2011) is a revamping, TNB style, of Helvetica. Regan Slab is a readable slab family. It was followed in 2012 by Regan (the sans version) and Regan Alt.
Type designs done in 2012: Hackman (elliptical sans), Borda (octagonal), Savile (humanist sans), Metrik (a nice geometric---borderline organic---sans family), Metral (rounded octagonal typeface), Uniman, Kobern (a strong sans), Reznik (techno sans).
Type designs from 2013 by Jonathan Hill: Nauman (a humanist sans family with attention paid to the triple (1, i, j)), Gunar, Nuber, Eund (a modulated sans), Corbert (Bauhaus-inspired sans), Corbert Condensed.
Typefaces from 2016: Syke Mono (a stylish monospaced typeface family), Oyko (an octagonal industrial typeface family), Kylo Sans, Syke (a sans typeface family), Hoxton North (a condensed humanist, very British, sans), Celdum (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2017: Typold.
Graphic and identity design company founded by Alex Haigh in 2005 who was located in Sheffield, UK, but moved to Nottingham. Its web page is drowning in Flash---avoid the main page but go the blog or MyFonts instead. They are selling Taku (2009, bold squarish, with a stencil style added), Aiko (2008, a gorgeous fat techno family), Sukato (2008, another ultrafat beauty) and BAQ Rounded (2008, ultra-fat closed counter face; also at T-26). BAQ Roundded led to the ultra-round fat family Yuki (2010; +YukiLined, a stencil version). Hiruko (2008, eight styles) is a rounded sans family in the style of VAG Round. See also Hiruko Pro (2013). A robust geometric outgrowth of this is Ebisu (2010). Hiruko Stencil (2012) is a further extension.
In 2009, some of their fonts, such as Miyagi (paperclip type) seem to survive at HypeForType. YouWorkForThem carries BAQ, Hiruko, Miyagi, Amaya (2009, grunge), Gen (2009, ink spill grunge), Taku and Yume (2009, ultra fat retro).
Additions in 2010: Rika (a strong condensed sans), Saki Medium (a headline sans that builds on Ebisu), Sho Medium (an elegant expanded sans, also for headlines), Toshiko (techno face), Vow (extra thin, avant garde), Lippy (a lipstick brush face; see also Lippy Sans, 2012).
Typefaces from 2012: York Handwriting (a poster face), Headlined (a grungy bold grotesk in the style of Veneer), Electro (a paperclip typeface), Soto, Mr Chalk (done with Dawn Lewandowski), Letro (a modern slab done with Dawn Lewandowski), Vow Neue, Sobek (alchemic), Patisserie.
In 2015, Alex Haigh published the avant-garde typeface family Nanami Pro, an extension of Nanami, the free shadow typeface Nanami 3D, and Nanami Rounded (which in turn was followed by Nanami Rounded Pro in 2016).
I finally understood the name Thinkdust. Upon blowing up the characters, one notices that all the glyphs are sprinkled with dust---see, e.g., Kono, Yumo, Yuko, Yoko, Soto, Roka, Mikagi (paperclip face), Hiroko, and BAQ Metal.
Thunder Panda Dings
Bandung, Jakarta-based designer (b. 1982) of fearless Coyne (2011), Booblr (2010), ROBOCADAVER-1982 (2010), Barlow (2010, outlined and hand-printed), Tweedie (3d hand-printed family), Darah (2008, dripping blood font), Kick Ass Bob (2008), Banhart Black (2008), Banhart Hollow (2008), Banhart Skinny (2008, grunge), Banhart Drip (2008, paint drip grunge), thunderpanda_dings_erc_2008_ (2008), Thurston (2008, sketched letters), citrus2008ericwiryanata (2008, informal), BRANDON (2008, Kafkaesque lettering), BRANDON-02 (2008, grunge), Paranoid Rabbit (2008, grunge), Barnes_erc (2008), MetroSlum (2007), Thurston (2007, paintbrush simulation), Violent Alligator (2007, pixel), Djakarta 13210 (2007), Killer Panda (2007, hand-printed), Pixel Noise (2007), Killer Panda (2006), Nemesis (2006-2007, pixelized face), Woomble (2006: see here for Woomble Version 2), Snorg-reuploadfont (2006), Snorg ver002 (2006), The Stilts (2006), Djakarta13210-future city font (2006, techno), Spaceworms (2006, almost a paperclip style font), Spaceworm ver 2 (2006), Tartarsauce (2006), THURSTON_erc (2002), Correy (2006, tall-ascendered hand), Rilo (2006, happy lettering face), Karen (2006, cool scratchy hand), The newest fashion (2006), Gibbard (2005), Tweedy Erc 01 (2005), Chocolate Muffin Font (2005), Malkmus, Folds (2006), Death Futurist (2006), Narcoleptic Dance (2006, a nice bouncy display caps face) and GambarnyaWiryanata (2005). Dafont link. Devian Tart link. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Antwerp, Kortrijk and now Oostende, Belgium-based desktop publisher. Designer of the connected upright script and dingbat typeface Candyland (2006), the connected 50s roadster font Coeliakie (2007), the pixel typeface Micropolis (2007), the stencil and comic book typeface Pragmatica Nimbus (2006), this simple wide sans face (2007) and the paperclip and neon sign typeface Shananigan (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Singapore, who created Twiiterholic (2011, texture face), Facebooker (2011), The Link (2011, paperclip face), as well as octagonal and slabby font families. His work on Behance. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcus McCallion (Undt Typefaces) is a one-man British commercial foundry located in Brighton (and now, London). He is affiliated with MyFonts. Since 2001 Marcus Leis Allion (formerly McCallion, b. London, 1971) has worked alongside Jonathan Barnbrook producing typefaces, corporate identities, and graphic design. Marcus is also Art Director of the copyleft record label LOCA Records. He also lectures at Kingston University.
His fonts include Pills (2004, experimental), Punched (2004, experimental display face), Perfect Drug (a liquid face), Pleasure, Prevail, Prey for Satan, Priceless, Propaganda (German or Cyrillic simulation font), Pukka (squarish pixel face) and Puritan (geometry to the extreme).
At Linotype, he published Marcu San.
At Virus Foundry, he made Hopeless Diamond (2007, an exquisite 3d family), Expletive (2001, a great upright connected script), Echelon (2001, a paperclip type), Olympukes (2004, with Jonathan Barnbrook, was a free dingbat font at Fontshop), Olympukes 2012, State Machine (2004), Tourette and Tourette Extreme (2005, with Jonathan Barnbrook), and Regime (2009, a heavy slab serif family; with Barnbrook). In 2009, Marcus McCallion became Marcus Leis Allion. Twitface (2010) is a typeface system built from various Twitter profile pictures.
In 2013, he created Pass-T and Pass-U, two gridded typefaces that are based on the matrix systems used on the tram and the U-Bahn in Berlin.
Uusimaa Type Foundry Incorporated
Designer from Kiev, Ukraine. Behance link. He created the studio k.love in Kiev in 2002. In 2011, he designed the neon lighting / paperclip face XCLV Neon (+XCLV Neon Pro Cyrillic, 2013). MyFonts link. Foundry link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Paris, France-based designer Solidarité 77, an intertwined paperclip-style typeface created in 2016 by Fabien and Vincent Roché for the Association Solidarité Femmes Le Relais 77 which helps women that were victims of domestic violence. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ostrava, Czechia-based designer of these free fonts: Gunny Handwriting (2003), Tincushion (2003-2014), Hieroglyphic (2002, paperclip font), Fashionism, Milanotica (2012), Gunny Rewritten (2014), Blrrpix Strict (2014, pixel face), Kvantita (2014, script), Simply City (2014, organic sans).
Typefaces from 2015: Jack Brusher (brush font), Gunny Manual, Gomes Strikes Agaian, Octagonal, Fashionism (thin sans), Bublina The Dog (comic book face), Quality of Life.
Typefaces from 2016: Residualni (brush calligraphy), Ales&Hegar Raw (outlined party present font; inspired by the book "Mladezi" by Mikolas Ales (1852-1913). Its cover was designed by Milan Hegar who tried to imitate Ales's ornamental upper case letters from the original 1910s magazines).
Swiss graphic designer, b. 1923. iWe quote Answers.com: Well known for his advertising, graphics, and industrial design for the Italian office equipment manufacturer Olivetti, Swiss-born Ballmer studied graphic design at the Kunstgewebeschule in Basel from 1940 to 1944. He worked in publishing before moving to Italy in 1947 to join Studio Boggeri in Milan (established 1933). An established and successful graphic design office, Studio Boggeri executed a number of graphic design commissions for the office equipment manufacturer Olivetti and, from 1956, Ballmer went on to work as a graphic designer in Olivetti's advertising department where he remained until 1981. The visual clarity and deceptive simplicity of his graphic design work revealed something of his Swiss training and informed much of his publicity design for the company. Amongst his work for Olivetti was the coordination of a number of exhibitions shown in Italy and abroad, including Olivetti-Style (1961), Olivetti Innovates (1965), and Olivetti Image (1968). He was made a member of Alliance Graphique Internationale (AGI) in 1970 and, in 1975, received a Gold Medal for Olivetti-Image at the Ljublijana Bio 5.
Toto's K22 Stile Ballmer (2011) is a free art deco typeface modeled after Walter Ballmer's typeface designed for Olivetti. The Olivetti logo from 1960 by Ballmer also led to Interno (2004), a type family created by Eli Carrico and Ian Lynam at Wordshape. The Olivetti logo was also extended by Serena Petraglia into a full font (in 2016).
In 1963, together with Gret Mengelt-Mergenthaler, he created Texpo for the Schweizer Expo 1964. This custom typeface is not generally available. However, Mindofone made a free version of it, called Hadley Stencil, in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (aka Funk King, b. Fort Knox, KY) who lives in Orlando, FL, and/or Apopka, FL. He used FontStruct in 2008-2009 to make over 550 decorative fonts, and became one of the world's top experts on FontStruct, FontShop's on-line font editor. Most of his fonts were withdrawn in 2012. He did a few commercial typefaces at his commercial foundry, Funk King. His creations include
In 2012, he added these fonts at MyFonts: Architect, Black Tie, Carousel, Check Mate, Cobblestones, Cruise, Dog Tag, Edgar Fernhout (based on the famous poster by Wim Crouwel), Fifty Famous Fairy Tales, Fratturato Digitale (pixelish blackletter face), Ghost Town, Jackpot, Jelly Bean, Keyboard, Kingdom (a castle font), Lagniappe (Victorian), Lyrical, Madie, Matchstick, Menagerie, Q Typ, Scaffo, Sprinkle, Stained Glass, Stencillated, Stensei (stencil), Sweet Valley, Toothpaste, Vibration MF, Yoyo, Zephyrelli.
Typefaces from 2013 (no longer freely downloadable!): Pome (dot matrix), Cow Poke (dot matrix), Sausalito Nautica, Cut Here (stitching typeface), Belly Button (dot matrix face), Rouletto (bejeweled typeface), Picnic Basket (alphadings), Fandangle (dot matrix), Trace Remains (dot matrix), Billiards (dot matrix), Cross Worded, Script Town, Schematode (connect-the-dots), Electrifunkified, Aloha, Signal Strength, Ink Well, Satellite, Supper Time (alphadings), Mike (alphadings), Licorice, Conga Lounge OF, Monkey Bars, Daisies, Fractal OF (textured face), Saloon OF, Ball and Chain, Say What.
Typefaces from 2014: the multilined or inline typefaces Ozmosis, Ozian, Cardinal, Hollow Branch, Emblem, and Oblio. The alphading typefaces Rat Race and Picnic Basket. The pearly dot matrix typeface Rouletto and Crawler. The video game typefaces Pod Invasion and Zogg Domination. The stitching typeface Cut Here. The pixelized typeface Code Hijack.
Commercial fonts at this boutique type foundry and publisher operating in Tokyo, jointly run by Ian Lynam and Thien Huynh. Ian Lynam is a New Yorker who studied Graphic Design at Portland State University (B.S.) and California Institute of the Arts (M.F.A.). MyFonts link. Images of most of Ian Lynam's typefaces.
Yi Zhu (Yi Design Studio, Buderim, Australia) created the great poster stencil typeface Scrap (2014) and the paperclip typeface SZ (2015). I am not 100% certain that the Yi Zhu who made SZ and runs Sauries Studio in Shanghai, China, is the same Yi Zhu who made Scrap. Behance link for Stephen Zhu. Behance link for Sauries Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
zerosiki (or: Type Zero)
About ten truetype fonts from Maniackers Design's Masayuki Sato: the techni font Cosmic, and the bent paperclip family of fonts, Coil. Plus Pico Black (2001) and Pico White (2001). Dead link. [Google] [More] ⦿