TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Wed Jun 19 11:39:25 EDT 2013
Burghal Design (Tujunga, CA) offers commercial "fonts for the complacent middle class" by Kate Peters (b. California, 1964). She describes herself as a former punk rock photographer, model, photo assistant and Jesus of the Week, who began designing fonts in 1998 as an alternative, drug-free therapy for obsessive compulsive disorder.
A partial list of her fonts: Vamp Trilogy, PsychoVamp, Monkeywrench, Vamp (great!), Stemplate, Prick, BabyDoll (curly letters), Fauntleroy (2007, based on BabyDoll), Crania (2003, the ultimate skulls dingbat font), Graffiti Alphabet Letters (with Leslie Cabarga, based on letters found on New York City's walls), Peace (2003, peace symbol embedded in the letters; an anti-Iraq war tribute; see also here), SissyBoy (curly letters), Neutrinos, Hemingway's Shotgun (1999, handprinted), Huevo Loco (neat!), Crosshair (1999, phenomenal idea), Burgbats, Burghal Babies, SissyBoy (2001, Bitstream), Stemplate (2001, Burghal, a stencil font), Smarty Pants (+ Bold, Super Bold, Doodles, Snowflakes, made in 2004).
Designer of the Fingerprint (experimental) typeface (2010) for an anti-war poster. She grew up in Jakarta, Indonesia, and is a 2010 graduate in graphic design at the Ontario College of Art&Design, Toronto. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cool Fonts Online
Cool Fonts in Long Beach, CA, was created in 1995 by Todd Dever (b. 1962, USA). It offers Todd Dever's funky and sometimes grungy font creations. Very incomplete trial version fonts are downloadable for inspection. List of fonts: Block Dog (1996), Black Dog (2009, 3d-hand-drawn), Jean Splice (1999), Freak, Smash (old typewriter), Overexposed, RingOfFire, Zapped, Z-Rex, BlackDog, Poozer (2006), Truncheon (2006), Yaroslav (avant-garde), Twiddlybitz (pixel font), Tritto (handwriting), Skribler, KillerAnts, Goombah, Bokonon. Full versions sold at Philsfonts and MyFonts sells BlackDog, Bokonon, Cowboy Burt, Freak, Goombah, Jean Splice, Killer Ants, Newt Juice, Okra Cubo, Overexposed, Poozer, Ring O Fire, Skribler, Smash, Snoofer, Tritto, Truncheon, Twiddlybitz, Yaroslav, Z-Rex, Zapped. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Flashfonts is Leslie Cabarga's Los Angeles-based foundry. Leslie Cabarga is a baby boomer from New Jersey and author of The Lettering and Graphic Design of F.G. Cooper, the Illustrator/Fontographer/Fontlab resource book, Logo Font&Lettering Bible (2004), and Learn Fontlab Fast (2004, with Adam Twardoch). He runs Leslie Cabarga Design in Los Angeles. His lettering prowess is apparent in this drive-in sign for "Betty Boop's Drive-In" (which inspired Nick Curtis to make Drive-Thru NF), FontShop link. MyFonts link.
Mostly alphadings and dingbats, all made in 2003 and free to download: AntsInYourFonts, BatteredBeacon, ColonelEllsworth, ColumbiaInMemoriam, ConfaDental, CorneliusMcHusk, DoggieStyle, EasterEssence, FustyCat, GalleonAdventure, GatoBocado, GrannyLove, HeraldryisRampant, HerculeanEffort, Hexagony, Ice Caps, IconusAmericanus, IntoMischief, JauntySanta, JustDucky, Kringle Kapers, KubicsRube, LadyortheTiger, LeaveUsLeaf, LeprechaunJoy, MeAndMySharpie, MousyMousie, MyFriendJesus, New Orleans, OwlPussycat, PatrioticDude, PeaceDove, Pfeffermintz, PrezDayFont, RidinInStyle, RockPaperScissors, SacredCow, SantasList, ScaredyMcShadow, ScaredySkeleton, Scrimshaw, SmashingPunkins, SpeedyMcHaste, SpookyDoooings, SpringyBunny, SteadfastScottie, TeeTime, Thinsome, WhatAKnight, WhatsYourBrand, Winter Fun.
Hannes von Döhren
Hannes von Döhren (b. 1979, Berlin) is a Berlin-based designer (b. 1979). His foundry is HVD Fonts. He started out with free handwriting and grunge fonts such as HVD Comic Serif Pro (2009, an alternative to Comic Sans, according to HVD), The Subway Types (2009, a graffiti family: Shik (New York), Deon (Paris) and Etan (Berlin) came together to show the typical tag styles of their respective metropolitan areas. The fonts were digitized, spaced, kerned and programmed by Hannes von Döhren).
Later he went commercial, first at T-26, and then under his own label, HVD Fonts. His typefaces: Shelton (2008, T-26), HVD Peace (2008, an army stencil font), HVD Comic Serif (2007, a serifed spoof on Comic Sans), HVD Rowdy (2007), HVDSpencils-Block (2007, stencil), HVDSpencils (2007, stencil), HVD Steinzeit (2005), HVD Edding 780, HVD Rawcut (2005), HVD Age 11 (2006), HVD Shelton (2008, T-26: wood type grunge), HVD Bodedo (2009, potato-Bodoni lettering), Quench Pro (2008, Linotype), HVD Peace (2008), and HVD Poster (2006, grunge).
Typefaces made in 2009: Grandma (great hand-printed style---move over, Comic Sans), Christmas Dingbats, ITC Chino (a soft-edged signage and sans family, done with Livius Dietzel), Klint (sans family, +Rounded), Brevia (a soft sans in seven styles), Cowboyslang (a Western slab serif family), Embryo (superblack), Embryo Open, and Opal, a classy old style text family with tall ascenders. Bumper (2009) is an ultra-black sans family.
Typefaces from 2010: FF Basic Gothic (a grotesk family done with Livius Dietzel), Reklame Script, Shelton (grunge), Blow Up is a fat balloon font. His masterpiece of 2010 and perhaps of his career thus far is the Brandon Grotesque family that relives the 20s and 30s. [A year after I wrote the previous sentence, Brandon Grotesque won an award at TDC2 2011, and all during 2011, it was the most sold face at MyFonts.] Livory (2010, with Livius Dietzel) is a rounded serif type family of four fonts influenced by the French Renaissance Antiquas from the 16th century.
Production in 2011: Brix Slab and Brix Slab Condensed (24 styles in all, done with Livius Dietzel), Pluto (16-style semi-scriptish sans family, +Italics), Cheap Pine (a wood type caps family), Supria Sans (free web font family; +Black). Together with Supra sans Condensed, this 36-style family is a basic sans workhorse. It won an award at TDC2 2011.
Typefaces from 2013: Mikado (signage family for games, food and advertising with a lot of genetic material from Brandon Grotesque: Mikado Bold Demo is free), Brandon Text (similar to, but with a higher x-height and more rounded corners than Brandon Grotesque, it is more appropriate for long texts and small print).
Toledo, Spain-based graphic designer. He used the positions of the stars to create connect-the-points letters in his Constellation typeface (2012). He also made a nice icon set called War Signs (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (b. Los Angeles, 1968, aka "Dibujado") of KLONP (2003), ProdottoInCina (2005), Lethality (2003), Cullit (2003), Cmon Near (2003), Smite (2003), Ciao (2003), WOH (2003), Yeh (2003), Unocide (2003), Pizarron (2003), Peels (2003), daBoss (2003), TheShaker (2003), Nusaliver (2003), Arbust (2003), RobustA (2003), Mousey (2001), Faces Plain (2003), OilBats-Basic (2003), 5x5-Basic (2003, pixel font), Peacechild (2003), PeaceNow-Basic (2003), blunt (2003), PineLintGerm Mousey 2.0 (2003), ClubDia (2003, grunge font), ARashNaziBlurb 1.0 (2003, grunge font), Blunter (2003, handwriting). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and typographer from Copenhagen. His typefaces include Lagen (2007, fat and counterless), Darkcut (2008, like wood cut), Paten (2008, constructivist), and Antiwar (2009, military stencil). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
As part of FontParty, free fonts offered by various type designer in memory of the New York tragedy on September 11, 2001.
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Martin Vogel from Dortmund made a great TrueType symbol font, MarVoSym, complete with the Euro symbol, useful office symbols, astrological symbols, gender symbols, toilet door glyphs, and a peace dove. The early version of this great font was called Martin Vogel's Symbols. Freeware.
More To Come
In 2012, they created Deadman.
Manotick, Ontario-based designer of a calligraphic brush script (2007). He used my own Wahei (peace symbol dingbat face) in a sliding puzzle that will be carried by peace organizations worldwide. [Google] [More] ⦿
40-font archive. However, there are a number of free truetype fonts that seem to be original, copyright USA RWE: AkzeleratCondensedNormal, BodinSmallBold, EuropaExtendedNormal, FKRArea51Life, FrapantNormal, KabaleMediumNormal, NovemberMediumNormal, Peace-Regular, PopcornNormal, RockySmallNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Iraq war fallout: a Berlin-based site by "Greige" where typographers who like peace submit their creations. Dingbat fonts thus far submitted and free to download: BushLanguage (2003, dingbats of the only things Bush understands), NoWarfour (2003, by Greige), NoWarone (2003, dingbats of the war mongers), NoWarthree (2003), Nwoeurope (2003, dingbats of European countries). See also their news updates. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manfred Klein does not hide his political opinions. He is downright cynical when it comes to politicians, and of course, he detests war in general and bellicose regimes in particular. Just check these typefaces for hidden political messages: AfterAtomWar, DemocraticPeaceWarriors, FlyOnYou, GuantanamoHumanism, ModernPeace, PeaceBats, PeaceDamaged, PeaceThruGuns, Peacetiqua, PreventiveWarQuestion, WantedTerrorists, Warlord, Warum2001-Medium, Weapons, WhoIsTheTerrorist, PeaceOnEarth, PeaceWeapons (2005), CIAThePeaceWatchers (2006), PeaceTools (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer who made Genome (2001) at Fontmonster (a site that expired). Born in Scotland in 1973, he studied in Glasgow and Edinburgh focusing on type design and experimental typography. After graduating with a degree in Visual Communication he briefly taught font design and development at Edinburgh College of Art. Now working as a freelancer out of Denmark, his clients include Deaconn Clothing, Edinburgh International Film Festival, Icon and Sony. He designed Don't Listen (2005), an anti-Bush anti-war font which won an award at the 2005 FUSE type competition. Aka A-Bombe. [Google] [More] ⦿
The fonts produced in 2002 by Manfred Klein: Bauhouse, ClassiCaps Xmas 2002, GGothique MK, Lombardic, Mouse Traces, Music Elements, DreiDreiDreiBlack, Griffo's Font, Noisy Buttons, Hamlet ToBeOrNot, Oszillo Caps, Cave Paintings, Rodgauer (a CODEX-like font), Prinz Eugen (medieval font), DreiDee Sketches, Typo Cubes, AustralBats, RoundMouseBats, Torynitialen, Wood Cutted, FlowerPower, Graf Typo (a CODEX-like family), Solitaire, Breeze, Eyes, Lead Types Heap, Petit Fleur, ABCari, Floralalpha, Karlas ABC-Start, OliJo Bold, Athena Handwritten, The BroadWay, MK Squares, Incunitials, Luc's Plants, Monte Petito, Before Alphabets 4, Threedimensional, Blind Reading, Zebral Caps, Before Alphabets 3, Braille Latin, Tangoasis, Katrins (handwriting of Katrin Dillmann, Manfred's daughter), Laurens Erste (handwriting of Laurens Dillmann, Manfred's grandson), Tangodoni, Typesetters TV, Unscreen, Caps MKS, Haunted, Mouse Scribbles, RunishMK, Fatsans, Rotten Script, Stormy, Strong Dots, Caro Mio, Reduce 2 Max, Pudels Kerning, Cheerio, Gersans, ArabDances (Arabic simulation font, with Cybapee), Slab Serif Written, Shalom (Hebrew simulation), Bloxx Serif, Kara Ben Nemsi (an Arabic simulation font), Remember Cassandre, Wieynk Caps Round, Fragment Caps, Golden Swing, Tango Macabre (a gorgeous font in which letters are made with skeletons), Eye Beings, Frax Handwritten, HotsBlots, Latin China (oriental lettering), Dinos Fragments, HotchPotch, SketchBats, AmorE, Chinawestern (oriental simulation), Valentine Flies, AmorEatPersia, AmorEmoticons, Artfacts, The Kiddies, ConstrAccident, Kochs Roots, AnimSilhous, Framed Frax Caps, K-Arrows, GridEx Gallery, K-Arrows B, Swinging Petidoni, Big Swinging SlabS, Relief Caps, Shapes 1-3, Petitscript, Shapes Four, Fullsize Sans, Petitscript Italic, Shapes A 1-3, Imperium Serif, Big Broken, Semaphore, MKalligFrax, Pix Caps, Slabsoft, Windy City, Slabsoft, Windy City, Timeless, Against Rules, Berolina, FabCreatures, CookinDada, FoodnDrinks One, HabSpass-HaveFun, Mighty, Klammeraffen Italic, Elefontitis Xtreme, Cairotiqua Freestyle, Eastereggs, Cave People, RandoMiKa, Big Ella, Hands Subversive 1+2, Build Your Own People, Antroposofia, EasterChicken, GridRiding, Irish Sketches, KidPicts, MatrixbuK, Dornspitz Grotesk, PeaceBats, Arte FS, Eagles Buttons, BlowinInWind, Cave Popart, Karla 1B, Crosses, SharkJockey, Toscanienne, SilhousTwo, Kleins Three Pixel, Religionen, Shapes One-Popart, Shapes Two, ShapesTwo, QuickBats, QuickWritten, KidsDrawings, QuickBats 1.1, Shapes Strokebrushes, SteepQuickHand, Steepiqua, Sleepklill, Steepodoni, New Aliens, SteepTypewriter, CarpetParts, Fourfeeters, Steepidien, Yumiya Arrows, HotHats FS, Eyes Gallery, Steeprump, Zebra Shapes, GrafFitty, KidsArt, Klones, Belly Sans Condensed, Tshirts Springtime, Landscapes, Pastfuturum, typOasis Uncial, ABC Thru, Parma Petit, SpaceLiving, FS Funkturm, TorysTools, Aero Sans, MouseToons, Parma Petit Outline, KL1 MonoCaseKrux, Remember Reiner, Frungtura FS, Perforation Strip, Weimar, Gothic Caps, HumanPartsPoetry, Archetypo Bricks, Human Parts, Big Dots, Spiders Club, MirrorBlack, Mirror Chicken, MonoMouse, MousefraKtur, AmericanNatives, DaVincy Cut, Mouse Liturgic Sketches, MKlunger FS, Waldoni New Torsi, Bradburys Shadow Paseo, Horses, Jessica Plus, Farm Animals, Fat Free Frax, BugsNFriends, Gut Joe Black, People Sketches, Human Parts, Cycling, MousePen, Unknown Heads, NowTheWeather, Qbicle MK, Strange Friends, AfroBats, AmNativeTwo, Bayreuth Fraktur, FingerSinging, Cuxhaven Times, Schwabach Duemille, Balloons, MathRosetts, Folks, Frankophile, Caslonish Fraxx, Has Bodoni Scribbled, Peace Damaged, Wrong Types Shadows, AnimaliaScissored, Bredda, Variations In Geo Dur, QuarrelerPlus, Montages Surrealistiques, Twinset Sans, The Muscle Fetish, Mammothisch, Animali Silhouetti, EleFontissimo, Neopan, Animals Two, Loopings, Logovals, Spiderish FS, Jugendstil FS, LucSan Faces, Crazy Written, Luc Plants Growin Again, Klein Hollywood, For Kids, Total Krass, Pesces Bizarri, Headbirthes Two FS, Stampede, Tribut to Warhol, DadaSchwitters, Van Doesburg, KleinScribere, MK Uncilae, FranKlein, Tschich (unitype suggested by Jan Tschichold in 1929), MK Logo Sketches, Something FS, Stencilia, Kritzel Three, Steep Oldstyle, Steepimbo, Cairotiqua Light, SteepSlab, Toms Beings (a great!!!! collection of critters), FraktSketch, MouseGrafitty, Luther Stencil, RudolfsBats, Blackberry Plants, Circus Klein, Klein Reunion, Squashed Random, Strokey, Uncial Buttons, WaComToon, JohannesButtons, BlackWhiteGrids, Johannes Buttons / Bricks+Traces, MAntiKwa, Vehicles, EyesNStrokes, Babelfish Children, Chaos, MKarolingish, Swiss Cheese, Archibeta, Frankly Spoken, Hardware, Neptunia, Rotunda Espagna, Hardware, Arabuttons, Bodoni Flying, Eggheads Crying, PopNonsens, ScrapTiqua, St Dinah, Confusica, Crazygrams, Human Redesign, Crazyness, MKorsair, Big Caesar, MoveU, MyMedieval, RodauButtons, RodauButtonsInverse, Owls&Friends, Obliqua Romana, Oggi Angular, JohG Diamonds, Ornamen, SlabStick, Morbus Parkinson Fraxx, FolksTypo, AidaSerifaCondensed, Big Cheese, Viecher, MKOCR, Decollagena, Concrete Poets, Swinging Sans, KlausBFraktur, Peitinho, Openbuttons, MCapitals, Cavebats 1-4, BonSans, Folks, Gotica Caps, SketchesForPainting, XmasSketches, FolksCircleNegative, FolksCirclePositive, FolksDecoon-Light, KarlasBats, KleinSlabSerif, KleinSlabSerifBold, CantaraGotica (Fraktur), Logomatique (experimental, minimalist), LogomatiqueShadow, LogomatiqueBold, WorkWithGrids1202, WorkWithGridsButtons, WorkWithGridsRandom, WorkWithGridsStageC, Living Yesterday, Xmas 2002, Schneesterne, CaveBats 1A+2B, Nautilus, LateBirds, SpiralusKrux, SpiralusFaces, Smokescreen (with Petra Heidorn). 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Volcano Type (MAGMA)
Magma Brand Design in Karlsruhe, Germany evolved in 2004 into Volcano Type. Magma is headed by Lars Harmsen (b. Hannover, 1964) and Ulrich Weiss. Lars Harmsen spent the first four years of his life in Chicago. He then moved to Geneva with his parents for eight years, and then moved to Karlsruhe. He completed his schooling at the French section at the European School. He first studied history and Germanics in Freiburg before beginning to study design at Basel, Boston, Saarbrücken and Pforzheim. He got his degree in graphic design, and in 1996 he founded MAGMA [Büro für Gestaltung] together with Ulrich Weiß. He is the co-founder of STARSHOT GmbH, a design company for sports products, now based in Munich. MAGMA created Type Foundry Volcano-Type.de and the internet forum Slanted.de. In the meantime, Slanted.de has become the most active German typography forum. Volcano Type offers commercial and some free typefaces: DigiBo (Boris Kahl), Objects (free ransom face by the house), MonoPoint and DoublePoint (monospace dot matrix families by the house), Amiga Normal and Rounded (pixel faces by Boris Kahl), Screeny, Pixel and C64 Style (pixel faces by Boris Kahl), Fette Pixel (pixel face by Florian Gärtner), Teckbo (digital face by Boris Kahl, who writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks), Psycho (grunge by Boris Kahl), Wald Ast (tree branch look by Sandra Augstein), Wald Blatt (tree leaf look by Tanja Rastätter), Rollerblind (a pair of dot matrix faces by Boris Kahl), Chaucer (uncial by Boris Kahl), Glossy (dot matrix face by Sandra Hofacker), Brüll (a funny frog dingbat face by Andre Rösler), Pax (a free peace symbol face by Heidrun Weißschädel and Alexander Kassel), Mud (free face by Boris Kahl). And these display faces by Florian Gärtner: Republic, Tacora. And finally the Fone 1 through 3 grunge faces by Florian Gärtner. The typefaces of Lars Harmsen (or codesigned by him) at Volcano: