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Type design in Peru



[Drawing by Arthur C. Perry, 1913]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Alexis Tohalino

Lima, Peru-based creator of the display typeface La Comida Chifa (2014). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Alejandro

Graphic designer in Trujillo, Peru, who made an arc-themed typeface called Circle (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Ricardo

Peruvian printer in Lima. In 1584, he printed the first publication in South America. The type used in that publication can be seen in the font GLC 1584 Pragmatica Lima (2011, Gilles Le Corré). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Azul Fukai

Lima, Peru-based creator of the display typeface Ornato (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Begüm Mutlu

Istanbul-based designer of the sans typeface Kilavuzu (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blima Faingold

Student in Peru who created a typeface in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candelaria Moreno

Peruvian type designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cayo Navarro

Peruvian graphic and web designer. At FontStruct, he created a number of pixel fonts in 2009, such as gridnPix75 (+Light, +nLite), OCR-APix6, cayoPix45, ScrptPix5, sCapsPix4, SerifPix6, moSpPix57, ClassPix5, MicriPix4, CorpoPix5, and BminiPix5. Other fonts there include Proton Type (2009), the geometric pxlNotSqr (2009) and the sturdy headline faces Woznian (2009, inspired by bitmap fonts like Chicago and Charcoal) and Gizmatik (2009), his best font. In 2009, he added NuevoSolStile (in the Eurostile/Microgramma mold), MacroBold (ultra-fat), Steam Punker, Funkadeliai, Monocodigo, FS Mini, FS Remix (horizontally striped), BlackSQRda (blackletter), Fontscript, Scanografia (vertical striping of letters), Stencikal, Bloxed (white on black), BlackSQRda, NSS Unicase (unicase), NuevoSolStile (unicase). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cesar Hernandez
[Design Factory]

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Claudia Nunez

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Claudia Nunez created the curly typeface Donita (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Criovision Agency

Criovision is a visual identity company. Over at Dafont, one can download Criovision (2010), a futuristic all caps typeface. Their offices are in Lima, Peru and Paracin, Serbia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Matayoshi Kian

Lima, Peru-based designer of the arts-and-crafts typeface Rem (2013), which is possibly named after Rennie Mackintosh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Factory
[Cesar Hernandez]

Cesar Hernandez is a Peruvian designer who studied in England and makes custom type in Brugg in Switzerland, where he founded Design Factory. A screen font, Loft 04-06 is shown on his home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[Dick Pape: Mayan Signs]

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Dick Pape: Mayan Signs
[Dick Pape]

Dick Pape created the following Indian ornamental topefaces: MayanAffixesA, MayanAffixesB, MayanMainSignsA, MayanMainSignsB, MayanProfiles (2006). All these Mayan symbol faces are based on The Mayan Epigraphic Database Project (MED). Furthermore, he created NativeDesigns-MexicoPeru (1, 2 and 3, done in 2009, and credited to Maarten Hesselt van Dinter), NativeDesignsfromIndia.

Download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diego Sanz Salas

Peruvian creator (b. 1984, Arequipa) at FontStruct in 2009 of Sencilla (+Cuadrada, +Morena), a family that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Extended Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, Thai, and Devanagari. At FontStruct in 2008, he made mercury and mercury_bold. At Cocijotype, he created the artsy Incan stone wall-inspired Quincha (2009), which according to this site is the first commercial font made in Peru. It won an award in the experimental category at Tipos Latinos 2010.

Amarilis (2011) is an ornamental caps face, which can be bought here.

Chicha (2012) is a bouncy curvy layered set of typefaces published by Cocijotype. It is based upon Peruvian market signs.

MyFonts link. Logo. Interview in March 2010. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fabian de la Flor

Creator of fat counterless faces such as Zerotonin (2010), Continnental (2009) and Portent (2009). His art and illustration company is called Ample. Born in Lima, Peru, he currently lives in Miami, FL, where he obtained a BFA from Miami International University.

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Grazzia Bracamonte

During her graphic design studies at Instituto Toulouse Lautrec in Lima, Peru, Grazzia Bracamonte designed the illustrated caps typeface Font Face Me (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustavo Alayza

Based in Arequipa, Peru, art director Gus Alayza created Runasimi, or Real Quechua, in 2013. It is based on the Quechua (Inca) language. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignazio Balboa

Freelance designer in Lima, Peru, who created the bilined typeface Panibo (2012) and the circle-based monoline typeface Bahuaja (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignazio Balboa

Peruvian codesigner (with Michael Prado) of the circle-based typeface Ena (Ena Kuei), which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. He writes: This project was born at the request of the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS). The brief was to diffuse and protect the Bahuaja Sonene national park located in the rainforest of southern Peru. Panibo (2014) is a free native symbol-inspired typeface. It was influenced by the culture of the Ucayali river communities. Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

IS Creative Studio
[Richars Meza]

Design studio in Lima, Peru. For a show called Ficciones Asiaticas, they created a paper-fold typeface called Ficciones (2011). IS Creative Studio was established January 2010 by Richars Meza (b. 1973). He has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo and Madrid.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Guevara Valle

Designer in Lima, Peru, b. 1988. Creator of SSF4 Abuket (2010, a brush face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeniffer Zuñiga

Peruvian creator of the free vampire script typeface Darkshire JZ (2014, Sharp & Type). At Sharp & Type, she also published the curly Jeniffer Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Miyashiro

Creator from Lima (Peru) of the fat squarish face Beatpixel (2009, FontStruct). Home page. Aka Beatpeep. [Google] [More]  ⦿

José Antonio Portillo Quispe

Lima, Peru-based designer of the prismatic typeface Toux (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kiara Togushi

The ironwork in the Cathedral of Lima, Peru, provided the inspiration for Kiara Togushi's typeface Klipa (2013). In 2013, Kiara was a student in Chaclacayo, Peru. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leslie Pascual

Designer in Lima, Peru, who created the children's book caps typeface Oso (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Cabrera

Designer in Chiclayo, Peru, who created the ornamental caps typeface Surf (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Del Pielago

During his studies in Lima, Peru, Luis De Pielago created the ornamental caps typeface Face Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maly Jimenez Lu

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the display typeface Mort (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa Thereliz

Trujillo, Peru-based creator of the handwriting face Tehzeta (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Prado

Peruvian codesigner (with Ignazio Balboa) of the typeface Ena (Ena Kuei), which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miguel Carillo

Peruvian creator (aka Doriard) of the octagonal outline EPS-format font Tetramino (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omar Smash

Peruvian designer of the typeface Waka, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. His full name is Omar Samamé S. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pamela Monzon Iglesias

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Pamela Monzon created the display typeface Venablo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Haase

Patrick Haase (KH Design, Lima, Peru) created the outline font Trapezoidal Greek (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Antonio Rubio Yzu

Based in Lima, Peru, Pedro Antonio Rubio Yzu created the display face Tab Surf (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Redak Anderson

Lima, Peru-based designer of a monster font called Moco (2013) and of Cristal Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Neira C

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created Burn Type (2012) based on burnt matches. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richars Meza
[IS Creative Studio]

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Ruddy Alva

During his studies in Lima, Peru, Ruddy Alva created the ornamental typeface Vertage (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

shadowcatxavier

Peruvian creator of the gothic outline font Vampirella Fangs (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefi Tang

Peruvian creator of the hand-printed typeface Cuvile (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephano Tarazona

Designer in Lima, Peru, who created the alchemic typeface Mochica (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ted Forbes

American traffic engineer who in 1945 proposed American Highway Gothic for the American highways. This typeface, and its derivatives emigrated to many countries, including Canada, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, Peru, Chile, Thailand and Malaysia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thalia Echevarria

Lima, Peru-based designer of Quota (2013, a display typeface) and Shipibo (2013), a display face that is inspired by the aesthetics of the ethnic population of the Peruvian Amazonian that live near the rivers in Ucayali. She also designed an artistic set of pictograms.

Behance link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Victorino Laínez

Peruvian typefounder from the 19th century, b. Lima, 1799. He established Sociedad Tipográfica de Santiago in Santiago, Chile, in 1853. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmin Obando Osorio

Lima, Peru-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Galactica (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿