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Type design in Peru

[Peruvian drawing by Arthur C. Perry (1913)]


Adriana Talavera

As a graphic design student in Lima, Peru, Adriana Talavera created the pixelish compass-and-ruler typeface Rumi (2016). She says that Rumi was influenced by the pyramids of Huaca Mateo Salado. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Hidalgo

Lima, Peru-based designer of Tructiva (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alesia Lund Paz

Graphic designer, teacher and calligrapher in Lima, Peru, who created some calligraphic alphabets in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Tohalino

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

Alfredo Enciso
[Pupila Estudio]

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Ana Paula Cubas Vargas

During her studies at Pontificia Universidad Católica del Peu (PUCP) in Lima, Ana Paula Cubas Vargas designed the curly-haired and joyous typeface Ana Paula (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Peet

Lima, Peru-based designer of the flowery caps typeface Retablo (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Venero

Graduate of the the Art and Design School of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del PerLu. ima, Peru-based designer of the street art-inspired Peruvian symbolism-laden typeface Quid (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Alejandro

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

Anggela Minchan

Lima, Peru-based designer who did some creative lettering in 2014. [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]  ⦿

Arisa Onchi

During her studies at PUCP, Lima, Peru-based Arisa Onchi designed the display typeface Barand (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aylin Espinoza

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the display typeface Lol (2015) that was inspired by the LOL meme. [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]  ⦿

Bonnie Santos Saavedra

During her graphic design studies at PUCP in Lima, Peru, Bonnie Santos created the hipster typeface Magnit (2015), which was based on the forms seen in the Westin Hotel in the San Isidro district. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candelaria Moreno

Peruvian type designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candy Yrupailla Arias

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Candy Yrupailla Arias created Sppoky Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carga Maxima

Lima, Peru-based lettering outfit that specializes in a Victorian signage lettering style. Some of these were designed by Azucena del Carmen and Alinder Espada. their Lettering Populachero won an award at tipos Latinos in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Torres Banda

During her graphic design studies in Lima, Peru, Carla Torres Banda created Huaca (2014), a display typeface that was inspired by the Huaca Mateo Salado site in Lima. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catalina Alva

During her design studies, Chorrillos, Peru-based Catalina Alva created the display typeface XOF (2015). Behance link. [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 typefaces 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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Christian Aurelio Brazzán Ramos

During his studies in Lima, Peru, Christian Aurelio Brazzán Ramos designed several decorative caps alphabets (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Cynthia Cruzado

Lima, Peru-based designer of the Indian pattern typeface Pashash (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela de los Rios

During her graphic design studies at PUCP in Callao, Peru, Daniela de los Rios created the arts and crafts typeface Navaro (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Gamarra Saenz

During her graphic design studies, Lima, Peru-based Daniela Gamarra designed the 3d typeface Perta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniella Patiño Siles

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the decorative caps typeface Puke Rainbow (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Panca

Born in 1984 and based either in Arequipa, peru or Australia, David Panca designed the free curly typeface Elizabeth ruelas (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Espinoza

Lima, Peru-based designer of the free brush typeface Salvador Hand (2016). Behance link. [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 typefaces 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.

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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]  ⦿

Eliana Paz

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Eliana Paz designed the art deco typeface Dombo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabian de la Flor

Creator of fat counterless typefaces 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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Fernando Prado

Arequipa, Peru-based designer of the monoline display typeface Estratisfer (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)
[Germán León]

Fontbilisi was established by German Leon (b. Madrid, Spain) in 2013. For a while, he was located in Tbilisi, Georgia. Since 2014, he is in Lima, Peru. He explains: He was born in Madrid, but crisis and love brought him to Tbilisi, Georgia, from where he is currently designing.

His first typeface is the quaint Latin slab serif Miraflores (2012). In 2013, he published GL Tetuan (a slab serif that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Georgian and Greek) and GL Benicassim (a sans for Latin and Cyrillic). The foundry Germán León was renamed Fontbilisi that same year. Linkedin link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Francesca G. B.

During her studies in Arequipa, Peru, Francesca G. B. designed the Eiffel Tower-inspired typeface Paris (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franco Salazar

Lima, Peru-based designer of the retro architectural typeface Urbana (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriela Palma

Lima, Peru-based designer of the colorful Panico Font (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Germán León
[Fontbilisi (was: Germán León)]

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Gianfranco Agreda Tirado

During his studies in Trujillo, Peru, Gianfranco Agreda Tirado designed the decorative caps typeface Michael Jackson (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonzalo Perez Campos

Lima, Peru-based designer of several display typefaces commonly called Letreando (2015). He also created the experimental Space Font (2015), Pulp Font (2015) and Cristal Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Houston Quispe

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Houston Quispe created the colorful connect-the-dots typeface Pntgrph (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ignazio Balboa

Freelance designer in Lima, Peru, who created the bilined typeface Panibo (2012) and the circle-based monoline typeface Bahuaja (2013). Panibo is a free native symbol-inspired typeface. It was influenced by the culture of the Ucayali river communities. Free download.

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.

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IS Creative Studio
[Richars Meza]

IS Creative Studio was established January 2010 by Richars Meza (b. 1973) in Lima, Peru. He has lived and worked in New York, Tokyo and Madrid.

For a show called Ficciones Asiaticas, they created a paper-fold typeface called Ficciones (2011). Democratype (2015) was developed together with Himi Saito: the letters were brushed by various participants, who were all given a limited time.

To honor signpainters all over the world, he created a vintage spurred signpainted version of Helvetica called HelveChicha (2015).

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Javier Guevara Valle

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

Jean Carlo Quilla

Lima, Peru-based graphic designer who created the hand-crafted 3d typeface The Free True (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jefferson Leguia Lopez

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru. Creator of the hand-crafted poster typeface, Volharding (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jen Canales

Jen Canalaes (Lime, Peru) designed the fun Afro Font in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeniffer Zuñiga

Aka Jeniffer Zaiku. Puyo and/or Quito, Ecuador-based creator (b. 1994) of the free vampire script typeface Darkshire JZ (2014, Sharp & Type) and of the gothic typefaces Burtons Dreams Pro (2014), Malefic (2014) and Maleficent (2014).

In 2016, she designed the vintage display typeface Dolcemor and the angul;ar inline typeface Jurassic. Old URL of Jeniffer Zaiku. Dafont page. Behance link. Fontspace link. Newest Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Red

Lima, Peru-based designer of the polygonal typeface Fractal (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Miyashiro

Creator from Lima (Peru) of the fat squarish typeface 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]  ⦿

Juan Carlos Aguirre Pinedo

Born in 1975 in Lima, Peru, and based in Austrlia, Juan Carlos Aguirre Pinedo designed the fat finger font Libre, and the old typewriter font Old Type in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julio Cesar Seminario Arhuapaza

Illustrator and designer in Lima, Peru. Creator of Marley Type (2014, brush typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juri Muñoz Montoya

For a school project, Juri Muñoz Montoya (Lima, Peru) designed the looney tunes typeface Notas Musicales (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaori Sakaguchi

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Kaori Sakaguchi created the display typeface Neugotik (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karellys Karime Costa

Graphic design student in Lima, Peru, who created the octagonal decorative typeface Transcendente in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Arthur Ochoa Santi

During his studies, Kevin Arthur Ochoa Santi (Chorrillos, Peru) designed the squarish display typeface clothing Urban (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Calderon Arias

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created a chameleon-themed decorative caps alphabet in 2015. [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]  ⦿

Lars Winter

Mainz, Germany-based designer of the display typeface Kastell (2016), which is based on the 1906 logotype of Faber Castell. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leonardo Gonzales Nuñez

Lima, Peru-based graphic designer who created the poster typeface Andean in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leslie Pascual

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

Lesly Marcos

Lima, Peru-based designer of Coatl (2014), a decorative caps typeface that is based on pre-Colombian patterns. This project was finished during her studies at Instituto Toulouse Lautrec. [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]  ⦿

Luis Felipe Valdivia

Lima, Peru-based designer of the free rough brush typeface Zike (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Miguel Coronado Cordova

Lima, Peru-based designer of Siq Paracas (2017), a dispay typeface that takes inspiration from the Paracas culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luz Guzman

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the display typeface Corvi in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maly Jimenez Lu

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

Maria Lucia Villena

Lima, Peru-based designer of the textile-inspired display typeface Chipiva (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marialejandra Velarde

Lima, Peru-based designer of a decorative display typeface in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariela Yamamoto

During her studies at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola in Lima, Peru, Mariela Yamamoto designed the display typeface Cultura Nazca (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marija Erjavec

Graphic designer in Helsinki who created the bulletholed 30 Min Font (2014) for a project in Miran Bratus's class at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Ljubljana. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marité Chávez Reyna

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created Tetris (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa Thereliz

Trujillo, Peru-based creator of the handwriting typeface Tehzeta (2008). Dafont link. Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Miguel Ramos

Lima, Peru-based designer of Poma Elegante (2015), which emulates styles from the era of conquistadors and Caribbean pirates. [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]  ⦿

Paola Flores

As a student at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola, Paola Flores (Lima, Peru) designed the alphadings becedario (2017) and Cultura Chavin (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paola Vecco

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the Inca culture-inspired elliptical sans typeface family Tocapu (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paolo Ortiz Navarro

Lima, Peru-based designer of the display typeface Traffic (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paolo Torres

Lima, Peru-based designer of The Simpsons Alphabet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Haase

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

Paulo Bolaños

Lima, Peru-based designer of the pre-Colombian pattern typeface Moche (2016) during his studies at Universidad San Ignacio de Loyola. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Antonio Rubio Yzu

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

Pienza One

Trujillo, Peru-based designer of the tattoo script font Pienza (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierina Tiravanti

Lima, Peru-based designer of Plastelina (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pupila Estudio
[Alfredo Enciso]

Alfredo Enciso is a Peruvian graphic designer based in San Jose, Costa Rica. After five years as art director for JWT Costa Rica, he founded his own design firm, Pupila Estudio for branding, packaging, web, multimedia and industrial projects. In 2016, Matti Vandersee and Geanina Mora, both from Heredia, Costa Rica, codesigned the typeface Mr. Masking (2016) to render hommage to Gerardo Picado, better known as Mr. Masking, who has devoted much of his life as a sign painter in San José, Costa Rica. Behance link for Alfredo Enciso. Behance link for Pupila Estudio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebeca Morimoto

Lima, Peru-based student at PUCP who created the connect-the-dots typeface Cosmica in 2014. [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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Rocío Esperanza Ccasani Cávez

Lima, Peru-based designer of the Inca-themed video game font Muqui (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roger Ramirez Miranda

Art director in Lima, Peru, who designed the creamy colored typeface Stella in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Romina Santisteban

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the multicolor modular geometric typeface Mixiear (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruddy Alva

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


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

Silvana Suarez

Lima, Peru-based designer of a curly typeface, Surreal (2017), that was inspired by Tim Burton's movies. [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]  ⦿

Thalia Echevarria

Lima, Peru-based designer of Quota (2013, a display typeface) and Shipibo (2013), a display typeface 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. In 2015, she graduated fromthe MATD program at the University of Reading. Her graduation typeface was Pistachio, a warm reversed contrast typeface for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Buginese (a local Indonesian script).

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Tony Espino

Lima, Peru-based designer of the plumpish hand-crafted Monster Font (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Industrial design studio in Lima, Peru. In 2017, they published the visual identity sans Unestudio. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valery Ampuero

Graphic designer in Lima, Peru, who created the display typeface Bubble Gum in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Espinosa

Graffiti in her home city of Lima, Peru, led Vanessa Espinosa to the development of the expressive typeface Guaman (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Morales Huerta

During her studies at PUCP in Lima, Peru, Vanessa Morales Huerta created the curly hand-drawn typeface Little Garden (2014). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Walter Ramirez

Lima, Peru-based designer of the textured hand-crafted typeface Cantagallo (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yara Benancio

During her studies in Lima, Peru, Yara Benancio designed a couple of decorative typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasmin Obando Osorio

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