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Piano key typefaces



[A prototypical piano key typeface is Nakameguro (2012, Erotopia).]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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3r1c

Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create the tall piano key fonts Palo Alto and Palo Alto Rounded, the pixel font Fixedsys, the filled in black geometric typeface Fiasco, and the quite original SquareDotDot. In 2009, he added SSSeriffff (Western saloon face), Pamplinas (ultra black counterless display face), Fisko, aBus (kitchen tile), 123r1c (squarish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aah Yes

Southampton, UK-based foundry, est. 2006. Font families include Regalese (2008, 8 weights with stylish rounded serifs), Arrow Heaven (2007, 6 styles of fonts with 62 arrows in 40 orientations each), Lydiard (2007, sans cum comic book), Sanzettica (2007, 36 sans styles of the geometric kind), Demigrunge (2007), Nidex (2007, caps-only grunge), Rocksolid (2007), Perio (2007, a grungy didone), Havenbrook (2007, a 22-style family), Sudoku Blank (2007), Pikelet (2007, grunge headline face), Sanzettica (2007, a 40-style geometric sans family, but the x-weight is unacceptably large), Hunniwell (2007, felt tip style), Meriden (2007, display sans family), Saint Val (2007), Funkywarp (2006), Cheedo (2006, bi-lined), Old Forge (2006, roman style), Blank Manuscript (2006, music font), Disgrunged ABCD (2006), Disgrunged 1234 (2006), Beeble (2006), Choob Stripes (2006), Diffie (2006), Pixettish (2006), Caldicote (2006, a 13-style serif family), Starbell (2006), Tuzonie (2006, grunge), Cabragio (2006, free-flowing informal), Deltarbo (2006, sans), Write (2006, an almost architectural script), Dascari (2006, an informal headline sans), Smeethe (2006, comic strip face), Crockstomp (2006, grunge), Dorkihand (2006), Meltifex (2006, melting letters), Rappica (grunge), Blue Sugar (2007, grunge), Front Desk (2007), Powdermonkey (2007), Sideshadow (2007), Spiky (2007), Zebra Spots (2007), Amescote (2007, a 6-weight sans), Mivron (2007, outline sans), Puggu (2007, comic strip font), Luzaine (2007), Overlapper (2007), Satron (2007), Stubble (2008, grunge), Newsanse (2008, a 15-style large x-height disaster), Rysse (2008, an 11-style grunge family), Chelp (2008, grunge), Snather (2008: thin, rounded squarish), Keybies (2008, piano key font), Quickle (2008), Pevensey (2008: 21 styles, each with 1200 glyphs, transitional style), Spiraltwists (2008), Music Sheets (2009), Snazzy (2009), Shelflife (2012, a macho sans), Langton (2012, a workhorse sans family), Indipia (2012, a corroded family), Bradwell (2012, condensed sans), Dunsley (2013, a hand-drawn sans), Darnalls (2013, antiqued book face).

View the Aah Yes typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Active Sphere
[Ronnie Dela Cruz]

Active Sphere is a foundry in Valenzuela City, The Philippines. It is run by Ronnie Dela Cruz (b. 1963, Manila), a part-time freelance web and graphic designer.

Their fonts include the geometric sans display families Kayla Sans (2008), Kathleen Sans and Serif (2008), Leenyx (2008), Jekatep, Sean Henrich ATF (2009), and Yarikha (2008). Stephanie (2008) and Zirphy (2008) are rounded geometric display fonts, and Kamaru Sans (2008) is an experimental sans face. Mecatoque (2008) is Victorian but pretends to be futuristic, and Sayonachi (2008) is a curly children's book face.

Stanix (2011) and Tsikot (2011) are fat techno faces. Maxine Sans (2011) is a basic humanistic sans family. Tamika (2011) is a gorgeous oriental style brush face. Anino (2011) is a grunge family. Anikka (2011) is a monoline sans family with an extremely thin hairline on one end. Filipina (2011) is an organic sans family. Bradford (2011) is a squarish family. Gretta (2011) is a minimalist sans with missing strokes. Danrex (2011) is Ronnie's contribution to the "fat counterless" craze. Merina (2011) is a fat piano key face. Sailfin is a stylish monoline organic sans family.

Typefaces from 2012: Noki (a great slabbed squarish typeface family), Xira (angular), the sturdy geometric display font Zafra, and the fat squarish techno family Mossimo.

Typefaces from 2013: Monterra.

Typefaces from 2014: Tiger Cat. A large modular typeface family that follows the octagonal mechanical genre.

Klingspor link.

View Active Sphere's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adam Hesling

During his studies at the University of Salford, Huddersfield, UK-based Adam Hesling designed a hand-printed poster face and a piano key face (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Afrojet Type Foundry
[John Skelton]

John Skelton is a type designer from St. Paul, MN, b. 1973. He is currently based in Portland, OR. He started out in 2008 as afrojet on FontStruct, making many free fonts there. Late in 2009, he set up Afrojet Type Foundry at MyFonts.

FontStructions in 2008: Playtime (an original stencil family), Playtime Pattern Motifs (dings), Playtime Rounded (+Bold), Playtime Cutouts, Mango Solid (ultra fat, rounded), Mooch (experimental), Mooch Squared, Zombies Are The New Black, Jettison Stencil, Micromoog, hewett, hewett_bold, hewett_extended, Mikey (a Mickey Mouse font). Other creations there include Summer Grillz (about which he writes More gangster than Gill with more gold than Garamond, Summer Grillz is type jewelry for your mouth. All letterforms are diamond-kut using the finest type constructing software on the market today. Customize your grill with different fills., Lovestruc, Konstruct (multiline face), Steeplechase, Sawhorse, Sawhorse Braumarks (dingbats of a brewery), Alfred, Chesterfield, Hydroplane, Jettison-Stencil, Pop-Drops (kitchen tile face), Starstruc, Lovestruc, Chesterfield Prince, Chesterfield King, Chesterfield Queen (piano key font), Brainfreeze (ultra fat).

Fontstructions in 2009: the Sans Serious family (a tribute to Dutch Bauhaus designer Jurriaan Schrofer), Factory (stencil), Hunstrüct (blackletter), Slug, Micromoog Remix, Get To The Falcon, Jetstream and Perforate (octagonal, loosely based on several styles of letter and numeral forms observed on various aircrafts at the Evergreen Aviation&Space Museum in McMinnville, Oregon), Get To The Falcon (multiline face), StacheStruct (moustache font), Factory (stencil), Playtime Bolda, Thunderball, Gaga, Gaga Stencil, Pinpression, Sessions (a take on type by Josef Albers; he writes: Having previously played around in Fontstruct with Anni Albers' textile patterns, I thought it time to turn my attention to her husband Josef's work. Josef Albers' constructivist typographic experiments are a perfect match for Fontstruct. Other Fontstructors have done great work with Alber's ideas. Most notably, Saberrider's fontsract and Stewf's Leaflet family. Using Josef Albers' Kombinationsschrift alphabet (1928-1931) as my foundation, I've been having a lot of fun remixing and experimenting with his letters.).

Fonts made in 2010: Whoopee (piano key face), Prog.

Commercial fonts: Sessions (2009, modular).

The commercial fonts by Afrojet type foundry include Sessions, Playtime, Hydroplane, Lovestruc, Dansa, Pinpressions, Micromoog, Widjiwagen, Mooch, Hunstrüct, Slug, and Brutal Exchange.

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

Agent Demonic Ladybug

FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2010: Tessa (an über fat face), Pomegranate, Archipelago Serif, QQQQQ.

In 2011, these faces were created: Barnhaus (+Lite), Not My Font (clone of zalamera eYeFS by Antonio J. Morata), Mission Design Sans, Soundproof, Naturally Blonde, Sector12 (an army stencil face), Industrial Sans Better, Elegantite, Grey Hand (texture face), Ubnshufr II Hellllp, Havoc, Havoc Thin (scratchy face), Pixels Redefined (texture face), Capitas Lite (texture face), Capitals Woodcut, Adl Capitals (hand-printed), Useful Sans, Spirit (tattoo/blackletter face), Wanted 2.0, Detaile, fs Greener Grass (grotesk headline face), Bean (pixelish), Small Sans, Doundproof.

In 2012, Agent Demonic Ladybug made these typefaces: Mechans (upright connected script), Tessa Revived, Minimalist No. 2 (piano key face), Laceys (dot matrix typeface), Roundsclean, Squareup, Barnhaus 2012, Mission Design Sans, Barnhaus (+Lite, +Mono; named after Bauhaus), iFontStruct, Squishypixel, Moredetailes, Who Needs Nonconformity (heavy octagonal), Stuckinneurone Error, Stuckingranite, 220a, Boldish (piano key face), Strategy Bold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agostina Ahumada

Creator of the school project typefaces BOOoomer (2012, sci-fi style) and Swinger (2012, piano key style), which were created during her studies at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Sperl

German designer (aka laynecom) at FontStruct in 2008 of band, blokk_2, maiden, substance, Fette Serif (fat, octagonal), Runde Pixelig, Velvet, Thin Sans, Constr, Clear Serif, Blokk.

Added in 2009: Russisch Brot, Block Out (3d face, +Filled1, + Filled2), Bold Stencil Sans, Script Pixelig, Dorky Corners Sans, Haus der Kunst (inspired by the building in München by that name), Fraktur Test, Fette Sans (nice), Emilia, Runde Pixelig (pixel script).

Creations in 2010: Fraktur Test, The Plot (octagonal, architectural), 80s Metal Band, Fieldwork Font (pixel), Black Metal, I slabbed the Seriff, Play (curly face).

Creations in 2011: Obvious Stencil (Bauhaus, or piano key), Supercali (a psychedelic font inspired by the cover for A.R. Kane's "I"), Manuale (with straight slabs; +Manuale Giocoso, 2012), Graphite (fat and rounded), Graphite 2, Hinterland Italic (quaint Victorian face).

From 2012: Linea Fraktur (extended in 2013 to Linea Runde), Black Organic (spiky blackletter), Green Organic (a spurred blackletter), Standard Sans, Modular Blackout Bold Condensed, Viva Las Vegas, Helios, Faux Pas Serif (Egyptian typeface), Nova Thin Extended (this hairline sans is a tour de force---it is the first successful hairline sans typeface ever made by anyone using FontStruct), Bencraft.

Fonts from 2013: Meadow Bold, Lush Capitals, SwiftStroke, Its Slab To Be Square, Mellow Doubt, Ligure Black, Beige Organic, Trafo, Trafo Evolution, Codester Mono (a programming font), Swash Buckle, Nova Thin Extended (a hairline sans), Meson Sans, Burgwald Exquisite Bold Condensed, Editoriale, Coalescimen, A La Carte, Hampton Italic, Baby Elephant (fat grotesque).

Fonts from 2014: Manuale Neue Bold, Terminal One, Sanspura, Italics Study, Mundane Black Extended, Heavy Grain, Wineshop Stencil, Folds and Rhizones, Viva Las Inline.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ALT Foundry
[Andreas Leonidou]

ALT is the type foundry of Andreas Leonidou, a graphic design student from Limassol, Cyprus, b. 1986. Flickr link. Behance link. Hellofont link. Devian Tart link. Klingspor link.

He created Foldgami, Apollo 13 (techno, futuristic), Fatgami, Origamia, Paper Roll, Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), Alt Tiwo (2010, fat counterless), Alt Matey (2010, a family that includes a multiline style; the piano key typeface Alt Matey V2 followed in 2012), ALT Lautus (2010, a minimalistic monoline sans family), Japanese Cities Type Experiment (2010), ALT Alternatice (2010), ALT Vxt11 (2010, a high-contrast art deco octagonal face), ALT Aeon (2010, a unicase but multiline family), Alt Re 32 (2010, techno), ALT Mun (2010, a curlified family), ALT Breo (2011, octagonal family), ALT Exline (2011), Jun Script (2011, connected contemporary upright script), ALT Ayame (2011, condensed squarish family, +Long), Alt UAV31 (2011, an octagonal experiment), Alt Moav (2011, a striking geometric caps face. Images: i, ii, iii), Alt Geko (2011, an art deco caps face), and Archetype (unicase, Bauhaus).

Free fonts at Devian Tart: Alt Retro (2010, multilined family), ALT Hiroshi (2011, ornamental), ALT Deville (2011, spurred).

Typefaces made in 2012: DNR001, ALT Kora (for the identity of Drone), ALT Fat (monospaced squarish caps face), ALT Exodus (sci fi face), Alt Wet (a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (an ornmaental mechanical typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).

Typefaces from 2013: Modu (alchemic), Modu Deco/a>, Bely (a severe-looking almost constructivist Latin/Cyrillic typeface).

Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).

View Andreas Leonidou's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andras Nagymihaly

Hungarian graphic designer and photographer in Sydney, who created the stylish piano key bespoke typeface Ficka in 2013. Andras created some interesting typographic examples such as Weapon of Math Destruction (2009) or Carbon FM 103.4 (2009).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Leonidou
[ALT Foundry]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andy Cooke

British graphic designer who lives in Stoke-on-Trent. Behance link. His type experiments include a handwriting typeface and a piano key face, both made in 2008. No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Cebrian

During his graphic design studies, Angel Cebrian (Olot, Catalunya) created the ultra-condensed piano key typeface Condemned (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ania Szerszen

Ania Szerszen (Wroclaw, Poland) created the beautiful ornamental caps typeface Dream Shepherds (2012) and the oblique piano key typeface Lullaby (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anna Peniaskova

Digital designer in London, who created a modular piano key typeface called Abba (2014), to honor the Swedish pop group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna-Rae Morris

Auckland, New Zealand-based creator of the monospaced piano key typeface Fat Boy Slim (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

aphoria

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.

Typefaces from 2014: Flowidity, Oxquad (textured, octagonal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Architaraz Type
[Zhalgas Kassymkulov]

Architaraz Type is located in Shanghai, China, and Taraz, Kazakhstan. Its type designer, Zhalgas Kassymkulov, was born in 1986 in Kazakhstan. His initial type designs were all done with the help of FontStruct. In 2013, he went commercial as Architaraz Type.

He made a gridded modular typeface called Targeted (2011). Sliced (2011) is a counterless stencil face. Discostructed (sic) (2011) is a texture face. Mono Dot (2011) is a thin dot matrix face. Mono Hor (2011) is a horizontally striped version of it, Mono Ver (2011) a vertically striped version, and Mono Bold (2011) a bold version. Promo (2011) is purely geometric. Semiz (2011) and Semiz Light (experimental) are partly art deco. Audio (2011) is based on the logo of audiojelly. Arro (2011) has letters with arrowed terminals. Hexa (2011) is hexagonal. Happi (2011) is a fat finger face. Semiz Black (2011) is a free fat pixel face.

Creations from 2012: Pearls of Margar, Korgan, Phunni, Carbo, Carbo ii, Lenta, Phunni, Jambul, Extraterrestrial (sci-fi), Rap My Hip-Hop, Armada 1991 (monospaced), Venus (white on black), Garage Garbage (bold avant-garde design), WHAQ, Extra Fontestrial, Algae, A Tasbaqa, Salem (rounded bold typeface), Thaiana Jones, Salem (fat rounded face), Audio 2012, Balapan, Dalmat, Bonn (an art nouveau army stencil face), Mgla, Teris (white on black), Degoratix (curly), Barney Stencil (a fantastic brushy stencil), Lentalicious, Blackway Str, Schengbers (a great piano key stencil family), Tramcar Typo, Mgia, Brushure (a fat curvy display face), Extralien, Serrific Terif, Missinger, Tolkyn, Murt, Twisture, Soliture, Threedure, Antillic, Garage Garbage, Arro, Happi, Schengbergs Hi.

Typefaces from 2013: AT Dombra (psychedelic typeface after Motter Ombra), AT Hoppy (fat letters), AT Liniya (blackboard bold), AT Karagai, Hed Kandi (techno face), AT Traffa Stencil, AT Schema, Naation, AT Nayman, AT Roughin, AT Rooktura Stencil, AT Duba, AT Archistency, AT Liena, AT Bombarda (fat stencil face), AT Sulfur ii, AT Mad Pilot, AT Tasbaqa, Vaia Con Dios, Betaport, Mooltyashka, AT Stincel (a lively stencil font), Millio, Tamshy, Offelia, Jalgas (retro script: a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition), Laffa (connected stencil script), Dlinalys, Diagona, Kitara (psychedelic), Archtitalic, Bonn (bony stencil), Teka 1, Teka 2, Unknownim, Khara (ultra-heavy slab face), Shlab (slab serif), Unknownim (slab serif), Archtalic, Argyn, Linea Runde, Mechatraps (+Plain), Eliksir, Drilliant, Katamaran (art deco), Lagman, Neurojet (experimental), Jazzure (bullet hole display face), Diagon, Aroth, Pharaoh's Delight (piano key / art deco typeface), Cocomi, AT Burshak, AT Sulfur, AT Taspa, AT Affina.

Commercial typefaces done in 2013: William Shakespears, AT Archistency (piano key stencil face) AT Bombarda (piano key stencil face), AT Audio, AT Argyn.

Typefaces from 2014: AT Diagona, AT Golovkin (stencil typeface named after middleweight boxer Gennady GGG Golovkin), AT Arachis (stencil), AT Tugan (fat rounded sans), AT Yertegi, Giveaway, AT Baktera, AT Jumpa Jumpa (stencil), AT Nudgera, AT Digitta, AT Archaus, AT Ladya (ball terminal stencil), AT Yin Yang, At Keste, AT Yazyk (rounded stencil), AT Sulfurian (techno stecil), AT Fasten Your Seatbelts (diagonally cut stencil), AT Buckle Up (like AT Fasten Your Seatbelts), AT Droppix, AT Knitka (knitting font), AT Sagat, AT Wild Archid (african theme font), AT Steglo.

FontM link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arturo Gonzalez Casas

Combine the principle of the piano key typeface first introduced by Wim Crouwel and that of interlocking letters, and you have the Kawasaki Display typeface designed by Barcelona-based designer Arturo Gonzalez Casas in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ata Syed

Ata Syed (Karachi, Pakistan) has a dual identity at FontStruct, where he is one of the most prolific contributors. He is known there as thalamic and as minimum. Behance link.

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 faces), 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 faces), Nachahmung Block Serif, Conjunction, Interjection, Is It, Sangular (nice experiment), Anonon (nails in square letters), Purple and Purple Very (slab serif headline faces, 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, To, 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 Ah, fs Curly, fs So, fs Flint, fs ICK (blackboard bold style), fs Wiggle, fs Grid, fs Ah.

Creations as minimum: 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 faces), fs Bang, fs Random (textured face), fs Random Pattern, fs Lead, fs Tin, fs Silver, fs Tungsten.

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Axel Leyer

Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of NuGothicA (blackletter), BauForm, DINAMO (mechanical), Magnum (great industrial strength slab serif headline face), Cocoa (rounded and ultra fat), EUROstruct (thin and architectural), Kaotic (graffiti), Weimar (pixel face), Rondo, Rondo Tail, Fabrica (octagonal), Fabrica Rotula (stencil, octagonal), Quadrat, Electrica, Electrica Dots, Fabrica Screen (horizontally striped octagonal face), Block Black, Bloop, Blackwolf, Guru Blackletter (Indic simulation face), Inslab (slab serif), Inslab II, Minima (stencil), Boxer (ultrafat, octagonal), Bloko (nice ultra-fat face), Steel (macho slab serif), Nextar (pixelish but elegant), Simplex, Ulises 7 (+Serif) (pixel faces), Digita (kitchen tile) and Block (ultra fat), June Cleaver. See America (2008, octagonal) is an octagonal lettering font that was inspired by a travel poster (WPA, 1936) designed by Jerome Roth. Faces made in 2009: Morgana (a beautiful fat piano key face), Manitoba, Machina (+Slab), Old Monk (uncial), NughoticA Brush, LUBA 8 Lowercase (after Lubalin), Nugothic A (blackletter), Dinamo, Ross (strong mechanical face).

Faces made in 2010: Sketch Pix and Sketch Pix 2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

B. A. Jacobs

FontStructor who made the piano key typeface Make A Move On (2013), which was inspired by Milton Glaser. The typeface was developed during Jacobs's studies at DMACC in Des Moines, IA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baptiste Liquard

Baptiste Liquard (Nantes, France) designed the modular typeface La Ressourcere de l'Ile (2012), the multilined octagonal typeface Book Font (2013) and the origami typeface Foldee (2013).

In 2014, he made Misère, a spurred piano key stencil typeface that has the characteristics of a FontStruct font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Deutsch

Born in Brooklyn in 1940, he graduated from New York City Community College. Barry worked for Sandgren & Murtha, New York as agraphic designer.

Creator of typefaces at VGC, such as Deutsch Black (1966). This unicase piano key typeface was revived in digital format by Nick Curtis as Blackbarry NF (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Mecke-Burford
[M-B Creative]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Sjöholm
[Désigne (was: Calame Design)]

[More]  ⦿

Boris de Vries

Designer in Amsterdam. Behance link. In 2011, he created an informative brochure about the life and achievements of Wim Crouwel.

Wim Crouwel's Hiroshima poster (2011) served as a model for Boris's unnamed piano key typeface created in 2011. And a 1968 poster for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam was the model for another typeface created by Boris in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bradford Cox
[Design 76]

[More]  ⦿

Bryce Riedesel

FontStructor who made the prototypical modular piano key face, Divided (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carina Ostermayer

Designer in Munich who created an angular piano key typeface called Dok (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carmen Bermell Mira

Industrial and graphic designer in Valencia, Spain, who created the marquee art deco typeface Abbey Road (2013) and the piano key typeface Runden (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chaos Fonts
[Jason Matthew Everett]

Jason Everett (Lincoln, NE) offers 7 fonts of his own hand, at 18.50 USD a shot. The names describe the kind of lettering that is involved: Digifit, Dr. Vinyl (a piano key typeface), Deranger, Capsule System, Underworld Odd, Weirdo, Moultipass 2, Moultipass.

Other creations: Beamship. Betamorph, Boss Drum, Captivity Remix, Cliffhanger, Crakoom, EnterTerrestrial, HandWrit, Metatron Family, Psychopod, Renegade Master / Renegade Mistress, Replicant, Screebie, Supernaut, Syntosis, Technocrat (1998).

View the fonts here. Typoasis archived all the fonts. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chloe Sova

Chloe Sova (Limoges, France) designed a condensed piano key typeface in 2013. She also made the bilined typeface Double Typo (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Branson

Illustrator and designer at the Kern&Letter Company in Missouri. Behance link. Home page

Creator of various display typefaces including the kitchen tile typeface Voltrona (2011, a kitchen tile typeface), Hate (2012), the kitchen tile typeface Metgeo (2012), the monoline sans typeface Duplica (2012), the piano key typeface Lucreow (2012: Lucreow is a permutation of Crouwel), Caladan (2012, fat blackletter), Hague (2012, angular), the Bauhaus-style typeface Joi (2012), the blackletter typeface Caladan (2012), Rid-G (2012, experimental), Sugar (2012), Cumo (2012, a happy children's book typeface), Domm (2012, stencil face), Zukunft, Iron (2012, an old film typeface), Freight (2012, stencil face), Noir, Shamrock (2012, octagonal athletic shirt typeface), Unison (2012, sans), Basic (2012), Sexy (2012, hairline), Gitter (2012, rounded), Modo (2012, monoline techno face), and SF Mono (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corey Peace

Designer of Peggy Hill (2008, FontStruct), a rounded fat piano key face, Acts (2008, MICR face), L337 (2008, Cyrillic simulation face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

cristianjr

Barcelona-based designer of Stencil Type (2012), a piano key typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cristina Carrero Perez

During her studies in Barcelona, Cristina Carrero created the piano key typeface Musk Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Penn

During his studies at Birmingham City University, Dan Penn (Stourbridge, UK) created the piano key typeface WarFair (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Noronha

Daniel Fagundes de Noronha (b. 1986) lives in Bauru, Brazil. He designed the Pixel Dart typeface in 2014. It was originally indended for a game called Aldart. Other fonts from 2014 include Poser (3d face), Nameator, Countdowner, Piano Fonte (a piano key face) and Turnineable. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniela Raskovsky

Buenos Aires-based designer of Headache Gothic (2011, piano key face). University link: she studied at FADU, University of Buenos Aires, where that typeface was first developed in 2010. Aka Daniela Rascovsky.

In 2013, Pablo Cosgaya and Dani Raskovsky codesigned a wood carving typeface called Bahiana---perfect for lettering on a Caribbean rum shack. Bahiana was published by Omnibus Type. Poster by Alex Dukal. Bahiana won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Neustadt

David Neustadt ("saberrider") is the designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to make the experimental fonts Eye Pain, Colorblind, Big Blue (like IBM's stripes), Cord, Fontsract (a nice stencil face, based on piano keys), Dice (great; based on an idea of Daniel Pelavin, 1996), Blux (liquid crystal), Blockiger (octagonal), athletica (athletic lettering), divided (two lines, octagonal), edgewalker (heavy slab serif), geomatrix (filled-in letters), olympica. Other creations include Picto People (2008, a great people figure dingbat font), Carmack (2008, octagonal), Pluto (2008, white on black), Pluto Lowercase, Arena Berlin (2008), Katja (2008), Average (2008), Unbalanced (2008), Solido (2008, based on Ata Syed's FS Minimal), Noise (2008, grungy school letters), and Diagonalis (2008, diagonally striped letters).

In 2009, he added Hexastruct, Curvy, Genero (fat face), Plagiacotti (Western saloon font, based on Manicotti, 2007, by David Jonathan Ross), Rasterman (+Bold) (gray effect fonts), Krummbein, Cohen, Mister N (handwriting), Monobono (shadow face), Letter Case, Mikado (3d-stroke font), Boulder (ultra-fat), Night Shift (semi-stencil), Tuvalua, Ripper (fat, counterless), Poff, Blackstruct (blackletter), Borders and Borders2 (outlines of countries).

Typefaces from 2010: Squeeze, Puncture (dot matrix outlined), Yobbo (condensed, counterless).

Typefaces from 2012: Thunderdome. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Désigne (was: Calame Design)
[Benoit Sjöholm]

Désigne (which was Calame Design is run by Benoit Sjöholm from Rennes, France, b. 1980.

Creator of the double-lined Margarette 01 (2008), the piano key typeface Désigne (2010), the sans display typeface Explora (2010), the elliptic Bagadek (2010), Fontastique (2010), Rajkeys (2010), the geometric sans Violette01 (2009), the octagonal typeface Yllia (2008), Nioubes (2008, very geometric hairline face), Julie01 (2008), Frida01 (2008, organic slab serif), Thamara01 (2008, sans), Linea (2008, outlined), and the ultra-contrast faces Lamia (2008, like leaves), Olivia (2008, art deco), Kanis (2009, organic), Kamalo (2009, upright connected script), Ageone (2009, organic), Agnes Serif (2009), Dollis (2009, elliptical), Johanna (2009, upright multiline script), Jalane Light (2009, techno sans), Yatis Black (2009, almost blackletter), Cilogie (2009, organic), Ageone Serif (2009), Kabys (2009), Kyma (2009), DekerS (2009, sans family), Sixty Queens (2009), Alice (2009), Genikas (2009), Naya (2009), Genikas, Cross (2009), Johanna (2009, multiline face), Johanna Bold (2009), Kamalo (2009, +Bold), Sakiane (2009, a counterless geometric face), Balkeno (2010, display sans), Nolla (2008).

Typefaces created in 2011: Rachel (minimalist sans), Marilou (elliptical monoline sans), Melody, Sophie, Judit, Monika (hand-printed), Fabrik, Eve Isabelle, Marilyn, Charlotte.

Typefaces from 2012: Constance (rounded bold sans), Emmanuelle (extended sans), Behatrice (techno), Georgiquas (a wide all caps face).

Typefaces made in 2013: Kabegnos (elliptical sans), Henorias (elliptical sans).

FontVila link. Dafont link. Old URL. Fonts and font blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Forigo

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of teste_2, a gorgeous piano key stencil face, which he says is a copy of Crea by Corey. Corey in turn tags Armin Hofmann, the influential Swiss type teacher. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design 76
[Bradford Cox]

Bradford Cox offers some shareware fonts designed by himself, such as Bikini, Metalic Avacodo (old typewriter), Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Light, and Soda Lime ("stale piano key font"). Very nice and artsy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[JMT Sausage]

[More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[Hula Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Diederik Corvers
[Ogentroost]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dima Pazuk

Moscow-based designer of the Russian church style typeface Russian Texture (2013), the Latin piano key typeface Crude (2013), and the Latin font Diorius (2013). In 2014, he created the hand-drawn Cyrillic typeface DM Sans, and the octagonal typeface DropFont. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dismantle Destroy
[Matthew Tyndall]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dr. Grit

FontStructor who made Physical Graffiti (fat outline face), Get Mad, Trees, Hammer Of The Gods, Lime Time, Abyss (piano key face) Glorification (octagonal), and a few other typefaces in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

E. Mendez

FontStructor who made the free modular stencil font Cybervetica (2012). No relationship with Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elige Chose

Illustrator and art director in Barcelona who created the piano key typeface Jags and the text typeface Encarna in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emma Bowey

Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990, London) of the spindly handwriting typeface Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of Mancitecture (2013), Chippy Handwriting (2012), Bond Me (2012, a piano key face), Sponge (2012, a fat poster font), and Tickle Me Elmo (2012).

Aka Girl with the AWOL muse.

University of Salford link, where she participates in Salford Type Foundry.

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Aka Chippy Bowey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Groenendijk

Dutch / Latvian FontStructor who made Georgian Boldy (2012), Latvian High Condensed (2012, a piano key typeface), and Aluksne (2012, a bold sans with 854 glyphs). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Mansson
[Erotopia]

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Ernesto Alonso

Mexican graphic designer who created the condensed monoline sans family Ipanema (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts), which has a multiline weight, Ipanema Sport. He also made the piano key typeface Nueva Letra (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Roubaix (2013, a squarish family named after the movie music score composer François Roubaix).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erotopia
[Erik Mansson]

Erik Mansson (Erotopia) is the FontStructor who made the angular semi-constructivist typeface Mesnika (2012), the prototypical piano key typeface Nakameguro (2012), the modular typeface Karma (2012), and the mechanical typeface Supply (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eszter Misztarka

Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface Fusion (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flat-It
[Ryoichi Tsunekawa]

Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers these free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:

  • 2014: Pero (condensed rounded organic sans), Kiro (minimalist organic sans), Graphie (modern geometric sans), Compasse (semi-condensed sans), Como (rounded sans).
  • 2013: Spoon (organic, rounded, monoline sans family), Antoinette Monogrammes (based on early 1900s embroideries by Janon Co; with frames), Clonoid (a sci-fi family that pays tribute to arcade game logos in 80s and 90s), All Round Gothic Demi (a sans based on perfect circles),Griffon (copperplate titling face), Antique Spenserian (based on Spencerian Script by Mackellar, Smiths and Jordan).
  • 2012: Geom Graphic (a retro sci-fi family that can be considered as a squarish version of Eurostile), Sheepman (modular), House of Cards, Space Colony (a lovely monoline futuristic techno family), Rama Slab (an antiqued wood-style slab serif), Rama Gothic. An antiqued sans serif family that recalls the wood type era), Diamond Ring (an art deco typeface inspired by Japanese cosmetics-packaging designs and posters from the late 19th and early 20th centuries), Controller (techno meets organic in this rounded squaris sans family), Revolution Gothic (an extended version of PAG Revolucion), 2008, which was inspired by retro propaganda posters and wallpainting in Cuba from the 60s to 80s; Revolution Gothic P followed in 2014), Diamond Ring (art deco).
  • 2011: Yummo (monoline organic sans), Sheepman (based on the wood type No. 506 of William Page), Onick (2011, an art deco neojaponist fat display face done for Wordshape), Shiva (2011, hairline sans), Mocha Mattari (2011, grunge), Dharma Slab (2011, inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dharma Gothic (2011, +P), Rama Gothic (2011, also inspired by 1800s-style wood type), Dimensions (2011, squarish), Design System (2011, a large family based on 70s style techno faces), Speedometer (2011, condensed piano key face).
  • 2010: Stereo Gothic (2010: an extended all caps slightly techno sans family), Behrensmeyer Vigesimals (2010, a pixel format connected script), Civilite Vigesimals (2010, pixelized Civilite), Flat10 Arts and Crafts (2010), Flat20 Hippies, Flat10 Segments (2010), Flat10 Antique (2010), Flat20 Gothic (2010), Flat20 Streamer (2009, pixelized ribbon font), Flat10 Fraktur, Flat10 holy, Flat10 Holly, Flat10 Stencil, Flat20 Headline, Flat10 Artdeco, Word From Radio (2008-2010). Cigarette (2007, Bauhaus/Peignot-style type family).
  • 2009: African Elephant Trunk (2009), Concrete Script, Concrete Stencil (2009, a stencil calligraphic script), Perfect Magic (2009), HT Maison (2009, signage face), HT Farmacia (2009, connected school script), HT Espresso (2008, upright script), HT Cartoleria (2008, connected script), HT Cafe (2009), Sneaker Script (2009).
  • 2007-2008: Bistro Mono (2007, an awkward monoline face), Thousands (2007), Balaghat (2008), Garash Script (2008, a Halloween face), Woodstamp (2008), Banana (2008, brush script), Rebel Train Goes (2008, a piano key font), Rouge (2007, an elegant lipstick-on-the-bathroom-mirror pair of faces), Yasashii (2007, a great geometric art deco Broadway-style family), Lily Wang (2006, calligraphic script), Nothing (2007), Garash (2007, Arabic simulation), Moon Star Soul (2007, Western saloon font), Grandes Vacances (+ Une, Deux) (2007), Pansy Bo (2006, calligraphic), Dremie (2007, an art deco headline typeface with Open and Fill weights), Grandes Vacances (2007, based on 19th century billboard letters), Xesy (2007, a fantastic "ronde" high-contrast upright connected script), Deluta Black (2007, a soft blackletter), Cotoris (2007, a 4-style family that takes inspiration from Koch Antiqua and the art nouveau movement).
  • 2006: Daisy Lau (2006, calligraphic), Agedage Luxeuil (2006, based on a monasteric script from the 8th century), Agedage Cancellaresca, Agedage Beneventan, Agedage Simple Versal (2006, Lombardic caps simplified), Amsterdam Modern (2006, art nouveau influences), Flat10 [Holly, Holy, Stencil, Fraktur] (2006, a set of pixel faces), Machiarge (2006, a heavy connected brushed signage script), Chic Hand (2006, connected script), Double Dagger (2006, geometric stencil family), Fault (2006, an art deco striped lettering face), Killernuts (2006, headline serif typeface with brush stroke endings), Underconstructionism! (2006, a rectangular look family with associated dingbats), Machia (2006, decorative script), Kiwi (geometric hairline), Bagel (roundish comic book face), Jaguarundi (2006, distressed), Boycott (2006, distressed), Tokyotrail (2006, futuristic techno family), Coconut (noisy outline face), Coconut Split, Fresh Tomato (LED simulation), El Piedra (2006, letterpress emulation), Dried Tomato (LED simulation), Dutch Style, Mocha Harrar (great stencil face), 103 (experimental, Bank Gothic style), Airhead, ArealBlack, Awkward, BagelNew, BagelOld, Banbino, Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Berlin89, Blackout (redesigned in 2011 as the ulta-narrow Dimensions), Boycott (grunge), Built-1970, Bunyan, Busted, Camera (2007), Canstop, Chiangmai (Thai simulation face), DBLline, Dijkstra, Dutchstyle, Fling, Graphite, Harcomaso, Hiexplosive, Hitech, Honeycomb, Junkmix, Kanatypo, KemikalHi, Machia (2006, a calligraphic family), Meegoreng, Mikrob, Natsupopy, Overwork, Palsu, Plamo, Plasitico, REC001, REC002, REC003, Resistance, SQRT, STdigi (LED font), Shandy, Superstar, Tembaga, Tenaga, Tomodachi, Tragedia, Trucker, VRdigital, VRembroidery, Welcome2M, Workaholic, Zeebraa, plot-A, plot-K, Appendix 3, Gesso (grunge), Pusab (2006, ultra round; one free weight), Sushitaro, Typewrong, Celtics Modern (2006, a Celtic family of fonts). At T-26, he published CRZ (2006), Guppy, Ohana (2006, octagonal), Picnica (2006), and Wearetrippin.

MyFonts link. Fontsquirrel link for their free fonts such as Bebas (2005, industrial sans), Boycott, Gesso, and Pusab.

YWFT link. Bagel & Co. link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Dafont link.

Interview.

View Ryoichi Tsunekawa's typefaces. Kernest link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Font Studio Four
[Paul Bokslag]

Paul Bokslag is a Kilkenny, Ireland-based type designer.

FontStructor (aka Four, or Font Studio Four) who made the dot matrix typeface Numbat (2012), the athletic lettering faces Atletica (2011) and Atletica Serif (2011), and the texture typeface Milky Way (2011).

In 2011, he created Things That Go (car silhouette dingbat face).

Faces from 2012: Crazy Fredericka (poster stencil face), Twisty, Remix Chinese Whispers, Toastbread (wavy, 3d) and Plywood (3d), Field Day (blackboard bold), Transfer Window (bilined), Walk in the woods (dot matrix face), Rock Paper Scissors (bilined), One Way Ticket (bilined), White Knight (outlined blackletter), Black Knight (blackletter), Shelf Life (stylish), Oystercatcher, Broken Promises (multiline typeface), Tarmac, Hibernation (German expressionist face), Glendalough (nibbed face), Tartan Permutations (multiline face), Return Flight, Orbital Flight, Quatermaster, Featherstone, Gorilla Republic, Granny's Bear Hunt (stencil), Detour Ahead (multiline face), Shanghai Express (angular), Cassiopeia, Camelopardalis.

Creations in 2013: Solo, C Is For Cookie, Early Riser, Firelighter, Timberline (an angular script), Lupo, Polkastruct, Bridger, Six Quinces, Dompteuse, Scandalous, Lane Seven, Singel (cross stitching font), Shadowbox, Hide And Seek, Playroom, Realta 1, Glimpse, Sinistra, Crash Test Dummy, Flightpath, Close Shave, Popover, Switchboard (electrical circuit font), Black and Amber, Wavelength (prismatic), Sightline (multilined), Structurosa Outline, Sparky, Trasna (stencil), Hold Your Horses (Western), Lupo (a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script competition), Skate Park (multiline face), Circumscript, Blinker, Bobs Your Uncle, Snowcat (inline face), Cottage Industry (house silhouettes), Causeway, Springville, Longitude, Pebble Dash, Tulipano, Hitchhiker, Stretcher, Whalewatcher, Solituda, Carbonium, Railway Sleeper (shadowed face), Bricklayer Sans, Candyfloss, Milvi, Bluebell Carpet, Pinball Dingo, Spinfish (blackboard bold), Pelicano (piano key typeface), Metropolaris, Glimpse.

Typefaces from 2014: Plutona, Blue Saloon, Seriosa, Bullwhacker, Spiegeltent, Stencilitis, Circumscript, Touchline Script, Brushland, Dordogna, Southbound, Things That Go (ar dingbats), Pacemaker Backslant, Hibernation (wood type emulation), Touchline Script, In Stitches, Stagefright, Process, Cabin Fever, Hamelin, Olingo, Black and Amber, Surftide, Move Over (stencil like Futura Black), Blackrock (rounded stencil), Windway (stencilish), Olingo (bubblegum face), a set of African-themed fonts (Bakelite, Amuletta, Spooner, Chevronel, Yellowhammer, Pinto), Rush Hour, Canario, Nova Zembla (sci-fi), Sleepless, Things That Go (vehicle dings), Cottage Industry (silhouettes of houses), Glimpse, Ticket to Ride (in the style of Tkachenko's Perfopunt), Oluna, Eyeliner, Linearo, Goldfinger, Permanent Black (fat rounded stencil), Solas (artsy dot matrix face).

Dafont link. Behance link. FontStruct link. Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontBlast
[Jamie Place]

Jamie Place (aka FontBlast, b. 2002) is a UK-based FontStructor, allegedly born in 2002 (?), who made these typefaces in 2012: Microstruct (gridded, kitchen tile face), FontStrukt Soft, FontSrukt Clean Soft, Kombinationsschrift, Gridder (a kitchen tile family: +Soft, +Box, +Bold), Skyber, Diabolo (piano key stencil genre), fb Catbop, Hangar Shot, Hangar (army stencil), FontStrukt (+Soft), Braille Full, fb Symbols, Imagine More FB, fb Atarian, Imagine FB, Barkode, Fontstruction No1 (+Extended), Tetraminos, Structurosa Fill, fb Karakter, Minimal Export, Barkode, fb Scoreboard (dot matrix typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Wenlock, Small Fonts, Fat Largo, Largo, Kerr, Kerr Bold, fb Mixture Unstable, Freehand, Structurosa Refined, fb Switch, fb Mixture, Vado, NES Forever, Retrotype Dot Matrix, Avant Pixel, fb Tall, Fast Money Clean, Retrotype, Retrotype Too (pixelish), Retrotype Sliced, Braille Caps, Tiger Sans (horizontally striped), Pixelface (smilie face), Karmink (star dingbats), Cofmugg (+Gap: piano key faces).

Typefaces from 2013: Slink, Tuning Fork, Dicey (dice font), Septober, Pico Pop (kitchen tile), Plano (kitchen tile), Dolphin Sans (hairline), New English (stencil), Gadget, Curvaceous Script, Avant Pixel, Barkode, Brailled, Haus (counterless), Zapadni, Curvaceous Script, Metric (a piano key Futura-like stencil face), Mocha, Mocha Book, dm FB Solidis, Tapedeck, Gridder Bold (kitchen tile face), Modulator, Turning Fork, Zapadni (Western), FontStrukt2, Metric (piano key face), Monaco (pixel face), Blackfoot (Pac-Man style), FB Catbop, Peach Condensed, Noodle, Peach Squared, Vaquero, Haus, fb Academy Sans, Peach, Rider.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontfabric
[Svetoslav Simov]

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.

  • Typefaces from 2008: Cubic (3d face), Clou (cloud-like letters), Colo (double-lined and geometric), Snail, Blou (very thick and counterless letters).
  • Typefaces from 2009: United Sans (sans family), Uni Sans (another (the same?) sans family), Kare (psychedelic), File (fat face), Zag (7-style monoline sans with tear drop terminals; it include Zag Drps and Zag Deco), Clou (cloudy letters), Facet (Black and Ultra: paper fold faces), Noveu (psychedelic, art nouveau), Pastel (brush face), Rolka (round ultra-fat and curly lettering), Val (rounded fat), Kvant (severe and octagonal), Duplex (fat techno), Avatar (ultra fat black), Dovde (bubbly, co-designed by Maria Karkova), LOT (fat art deco), MOD (ultra-fat), Oval (rounded sans), Quad (octagonal outline), Portal Strips and Portal Black (hyper-experimental geometric faces), Prisma (more ultra-fat experimentation) and Wigan (Wigan Thin and Bold of this paperclip typeface appeared in 2014).
  • Creations in 2010: Hero (free sans family), Null (ultra fat, free), Aston (a modern high-contrast rounded display face), DAN (free piano key font; Dan Pro is not free though), Solomon (headline sans family) [Images of Solomon: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii], Dox (ultra fat geometric poster face), Sudoku (a geometric display family with several biline and triline styles, done with Fontan2), VAL Stencil (a stencil in which repeating letters makes them tilt the other way; free), Code (2010, a fantastic monoline sans family; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v), Dekar (techno), Clipdings Web, Clipdings Travel, Clipdings Graphic Arts, Babydings, Artdings, Reader (Light, Bold: avant garde sans), SAF2010 (comic book/signage: well, Jan Erasms, the designer in 2006 of Menyaka for FIFA WC 2010 is not happy, calling SAF a blatant imitation), Age Free (free fat organic face), GOTA (a free fat finger sans face).
  • Typefaces from 2011: Gabriel Sans (grotesk family), La Boheme (signage face), Qero Mite (an organic monoline sans), Code Pro (caps only clean sans headline family), Solomon Sans (a headline monoline sans family).
  • Typefaces made in 2012: Nexa (a geometric sans in 16 styles), Nexa, Rex (free octagonal family for Latin and Cyrillic), Hagin (free), Intro (26-style superfamily) and Intro Inline (free Futura-style family for Latin and Cyrillic). Intro Condensed was created in 2014.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Nexa Slab, Nexa Slab XBold, Nexa Slab Bold, Nexa Slab Book, Nexa Slab Light. [Recognize the typeface by the a and the g (an 8 with a small piece missing).
  • Typefaces from 2014: Nexa Rust (a weathered letterpress emulation family of 83 typefaces by Radomir Tinkov, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Vasil Stanev).

View Fontfabric's typefaces.

Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Francesco Mistico Canovaro
[Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

GalloFonts (was: Graphics by Gallo)
[Gerald Gallo]

GalloFonts is part of Graphics by Gallo, founded in 1974 by Gerald Gallo (b. Lucernemines, PA, 1941), and based in Bethesda, MD. The fonts: Pristine Light (2014: caps only squarish sans family), Display Pump (2014), Display University (2005, athletic lettering), Angulatte Light, Angulatte Medium, Angulatte Bold, Anniversary Seals (2003), Basic Bullets, Blooming Ornaments (2008), Brashee Regular, Brashee Bold, Calendar Font One, Calendar Font Two, Calendar Font Three, Carved Initials, Chiseled Initials, Cleancut, Dexterous (2010, art nouveau), Diamond Monogram - 2 Characters, Diamond Monogram - 3 Characters, Display Black Serif (2010, angular), Display Dots Five (2010), Display Dots Six (2010), Display Grungy (2010), Display Robust (2010), Dooddle, Embossed Shallow, Embossed Medium, Embossed Deep, GG Casual Light (2002, was Gallo Casula: hand printing family), GG Casual Medium, GG Casual Bold, GG Dingbats (was Gallo Dingbats, like Zapf Dingbats), GG Serif (1993, was Gallo Serif), Geometric Arrows, Geometric Ornaments, Gnarlee, Greetings, Home Sweet Home, Isometric Initial Caps - Bird's Eye View (1994), Isometric Initial Caps - Worm's Eye View, Isometric Ornaments, Jackolantern Assortment (2002) Just Bugs, Kruede Light, Kruede Regular (handwriting), Kruede Bold, Leaf Assortment (1994), Leaves Falling, Logotype, Magnificent Ornaments (2006, Victorian era decorations), Make Tracks (2002, animal footprints), Number Ornaments, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Circle Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Circle Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Diamond Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Diamond Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Square Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style One - Square Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Circle Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Circle Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Diamond Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Diamond Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Square Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Two - Square Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Circle Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Circle Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Diamond Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Diamond Positive, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Square Negative, Numbers 0-99 Style Three - Square Positive, Ornate Initials - Style One (2002), Ornate Initials - Style Two, Ornate Initials - Style Three, Pleasant Hand Light (2002) Pleasant Hand Medium, Pleasant Hand Bold, Precision, Rolling Ball Cursive, Serene (1993), Slender, Smiling Faces, Snowflake Assortment (1994), Snowflakes Falling (2001), Sport Numbers, Star Assortment (2002), Stature (2010, compressed sans), Swiss Folk Ornaments - Critters&Things, Swiss Folk Ornaments - Floral, Swiss Folk Ornaments - Geometric, Time Clocks, Woozee, Display Prominent (2005), Ultimate Ornaments (2005), Cross Ornaments (2005), Heraldic Creatures (2006), Victorian Leaf Ornaments (2006: great!), Quilt Patterns One (2007), Holy Ornaments (2007), Oriental Ornaments (2007), Gothic Initials One through Six (2007-2008), Interlaced Ornaments (2007), Modest Ornaments (2008), Art Nouveau Flowers (2008), Art Nouveau Ornaments (2008), Quilt Patterns Two (2008), Display Gothic (2008, blackletter), Plant Assortment (2008), Birds Flying (2009), Happy Go Lucky (2009, Victorian), Fish Fresh (2009), Display Dots One (2009, dot matrix face), Display Art Two and Three (2009, art nouveau alphabets), Display Dots Two Serif and Sans (2009, dot matrix faces), Display Dots Three Serif and Sans (2009), Display Dots Four Serif and Sans (2009), Display Robust (2010), Quilt Patterns Three and Four (both 2009), Gothic Initials (Seven, Eight, Nine: 2009), Carefreed (2009, a Halloween script?), Glorita (2009, casual condensed sans), Fancy Flowers (2010), Rectilinear Ornaments (2010), Display Brutal (2010, grunge), Cross Stitch Graceful (2010), Cross Stitch Regal (2011), Cross Stitch Formal (2010), Cross Stitch Discreet (2010), Cross Stitch Classic (2010), Display Dots Seven (2011), Cross Stitch Majestic (2011), Cross Stitch Elaborate (2011), Cross Stitch Medieval (2011), Cross Stitch Ornaments (2013), Display Squares One and Two (2011, gridded or dot matrix faces), Display Digits One through Seven (2011), Display Crisp (2012, octagonal), Blue on Blue (2012, shadow face), Green on Green (2012, 3d shadow face), White on White (2012), Orange on Orange (2012, a 3d shadow face), Victorian Ornaments (2012), Printers Plant Ornaments (2012, a floral typeface), Simple Ornaments, Numbers Style Three Diamond Positiv Regular (2012), Charisma (2013, inspired by the hand lettering used by draftsmen and architects), Display Explicit (2013), Display Uncanny (2013, unicase), Display Carlos (2013, a piano key typeface), Mighty Oaks (2013, stylized oak leaves), Sweet Hand.

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Gene Buban

Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:

  • Aerologica (2009): 3-d headline face.
  • Alphadings: DeTracks.
  • Altitudinus (2010).
  • Amplifica (+Carved, 2010).
  • Arkham Bloodletters (2008).
  • bay6
  • Bauhaus style: Slink (2009) is a tribute to Josef Albers---one could also call it a piano key font. Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Arc Brick 1:1 and 2:2 (2010).
  • Bevelicious (2009): 3d shadow face.
  • Bezziaiare (2010): an imitation of Futura.
  • Brikd is a fantastic headline face.
  • Bubble Lab EF (2008) and Bubble Lab Bang (2008): dingbat fonts.
  • Calligraphique (2010).
  • Candella (2013).
  • ChequereBoard (2008): a 3d face.
  • Christmas fonts: Kallosia Decorative (2009, blackletter), Snowflakes (2009).
  • Clone War (2008).
  • code2
  • Codename Bauhaus (2010).
  • Country Fried (Western style)
  • Decorata (stylized art deco)
  • Didone fonts: Legality (2009, sharply serifed), Petrissage (2009).
  • Digibubble (2014: pixelish face).
  • Dingbats: DeTrayne (graffiti-clad trains), Happy Halloween (2009).
  • Egalite (2010): a blackletter face.
  • Direktype (2014: striped).
  • ElSeeDee (2008, white on a black grid, inspired by the baggage claim LED scrolling message system at the Oakland Airport)
  • Effleurage (2009).
  • Eurostijl (2008)
  • Exersia, Excursia
  • Ferno (hell?)
  • Filmstryp (2008)
  • Flameon (2008) is a vertically striped athletic lettering font.
  • Fluoralei (2008) and Fluoralyte (2008) are all caps floral-themed typefaces.
  • Futuro (2008) and Futuro Extra Bold (2008).
  • Futurity Watch (2009).
  • Fragg (2014: a rounded stencil face).
  • Framestore (2008).
  • G1 Construx (2012). An arched textured typeface for "under construction" signage.
  • G1 Stenzilla (2012). A piano key stencil face. G1 Twyne (2014: Celtic knots), G12 Brayed (2014: Celtic knots), G1 Explo (2014), G1 Fasttrax (2013).
  • Gappy and Gappy LC (2010).
  • Geolateral
  • Glossierre (2009).
  • Graffikki (2010): graffiti face.
  • Hammerslab (2008) is a very thick heavy slab serif face.
  • Happy Halloween (2008): Halloween dingbats.
  • HellStruct (2008): flamed letters.
  • hollo, holloback, holloblack
  • HulkSmash has the look of cracked concrete blocks---has to be seen to be believed!
  • HyperLynk (2010).
  • Indiglo (2010).
  • Interblok Cylindrome (2011) and Interblok Stroke (2009): labyrinthine / Celtic knot / texture faces.
  • IronManic (2008, letters resemble armor steel plates with bolts)
  • IsoMatrix 3D (2009, an Escher deception in 3D), Bevelluzian (2010, 3d beveled checkerboard illusion).
  • Jaggs (2010): angular.
  • Karuso 68 (2009).
  • Leefer is a kitchen tile font.
  • Legere (2010, a roman face).
  • LegoManiax (2008).
  • Lucid (2012).
  • Lush Alienne Caps (2014).
  • Modulus and Modulus Black, ultra fat fonts.
  • Motternal (2011), a version of Othmar Motter's Motter Tektura.
  • Mucro Bold, a heavy metal band font
  • Multiverse Diagonality (2009).
  • Nontroppo (2010).
  • Outlier (2010).
  • Paradoxx (2011). Peignotian.
  • Periculum (2010): monoline sans.
  • pixsle
  • Pixsle (2010).
  • Predatoric ad Predatoric2 (2010).
  • Prikkle (2010): angular.
  • Requiemme Decorum (Sept. 14th, 2009): blackletter. He writes: Exactly one year ago two of my cousins, Chris and Cleofe, got into a dealer-loaned Lexus for a trip after their main car was being repaired. Cleofe's husband, a CHP officer, was driving and their teen daughter was along for the ride. While on the freeway, the accelerator became stuck and they lost control of the car. As the runaway vehicle sped up to over 100 mph, all four passengers were killed in a fiery crash in the San Diego River. The loss was unquantifiably devastating. This immensely tragic event led my aunt to testify before congress with damning evidence that would initiate the recall of millions of Toyota vehicles. Requiemme Decorum was created on the way down to southern California for the funeral services. For Chris, Cleofe, Mark, and Mahala, may you all rest in peace and love.
  • Renovare (2010, +Renovare S1, S2): a slab serif.
  • Roboscript (2008): an upright connected school script.
  • Rubrix (2008): a Rubik cube dingbat font.
  • Sanserity (2013).
  • Scipio (2010).
  • Scribble Not (2010) is a texture face.
  • Sequencia (2010).
  • sedagive
  • Seriface and Seriface 2.0 (2010, a roman all-caps set).
  • Sharp-serifed almost modern faces: Legality, Petrissage, Effleurage, Karuso68.
  • Sinaloco (2014: in the style of Sinaloa).
  • Sonorous (2010).
  • Spartan Tech (2010): inspired by the multiplayer game Halo3.
  • Stanley Twobrick (pointy minimalist face)
  • Startrek faces: Transformicon (2009).
  • Stencilline (2014).
  • Streamlyne (2010, squarish, outlined).
  • Structurocca and Structurozza (2009): Horizontally stencilled black faces.
  • Tangience and Tangience Solid (2008) are fonts in which the glyphs are built up from circles glued together.
  • Tetrisyde
  • The Pax Man (2009): metallic whatever.
  • Trelief and Trelief Rounded (2010): multilined 3d beveled faces.
  • Tubric (2010): counterless.
  • Upriteous and Upriteous Black, condensed protestant fonts.
  • Victoriana (Victorian caps)
  • Vindicta Dualine (2014: Blackboard bold).
  • Wall-F: white squarish letters in black circles
  • Waverly, with scary pointed barbs like on German WWI helmets.
  • Weaver (Celtic knot-themed letters)
  • Xerro (2010): like Helvetica.
  • Yeomamuh, a fat look face.
  • Wypeout (2010)
  • Zorea (2014, inline font).
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Gerald Gallo
[GalloFonts (was: Graphics by Gallo)]

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Gigofonts--Gigodesign
[Matevz Medja]

Gigofonts is a Ljubljana-based foundry run by Matevz Medja (b. 1966, Kranj). He set up design studio Medja & Karlson in 1990 and Gigodesign in 2000. He founded Gigofonts and Archive Type typefoundries.

Matevz designed Compressor (1997, T-26), Gf Blackmail (2004, ransom note font), Gf Patetica (2004, an elegant renaissance serif with tall ascenders), Gf Scribbles (2005, hand-printed family), Gf Script No 2 (2005), Gf Script No 4, Gf Script No4 Scratch (2004, based on Penman Script), Gf Script No. 5 (2005), Gf SelfcensorShit (2004, T-26, and later at Gigofonts, now simply called Gf Selfcensor---a unicase family), Gf Spacetrash (2004), Gf Special (2005, 22 funky disco fonts, many of which are piano key faces), Semafor (1997, dot matrix, at T-26 since 2002), Gf H2O (2005, a humanist sans family done with Mitja Miklavčič).

MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Linotype link. Identifont link. Klingspor link.

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Grafici Senza Frontiere

Grafici senza frontiere (graphic designers without borders) is based in Milan. They created a piano key Bauhaus-inspired typeface called Archiquadro (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graham Meade
[Typotheticals (was: F.O.N.Type)]

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Gray Ng

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia-based creator of vector format fonts sucxh as RoundCondensed (2014: piano key style), Hue Font (2014: op-art), Foury (2014: kitchen tile font), Trimental (2014: a 3d typeface), Playful Kid (2014), Shape Guide (2014: a compass-and-ruler font), Veuz Italic (2014: poster font), Reel Love Joining Foint (2014).

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guentersen

Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create FUSE (based on the work of Neville Brody), ANNA45 (pixel face), ANNA63-Display-small-caps-Regular, ANNA63-small-caps-Regular, ANNA91-regular-Regular, Alto Monospaced (octagonal and monospaced), Alto Capitals Fat (almost pixel version), ANNA Killed (nice fat face), square Out and Square Out2 (pixel faces), Coldplay-Semi-Regular (gorgeous piano key font), Coldplay-Small-Caps-Regular, Coldplay-wide-space-Regular, Coldplay-Regular, Frieda-Regular, HAUS-Small-Caps-Regular (interesting pixelized face), guess-who-Regular. In 2009, these were added: Haus (gridded), HausFraktur (gridded blackletter), Cees (dot matrix), Peace (blocky pixels). [Google] [More]  ⦿

h1k765

FontStructor who made Full Metal Jacket (2014), Barcode (2014, +Stencil), Shorai (2014), Lilia Dotted (+Sans; 2014, a dot matrix family), Jack in the Box (2014), Rhapsody in Blue (2014), Steamer Slab (2014), Script (2014), Poster Glue (2014), Disco Freak (2014), Voodoo Doll (2014), Fourmania (2014), Tribal Script (2014), Tribal Serif (2014), Azul (2014), Hand of the Vampire (2014), Old English Metal (2014, a great textured typeface), Hebba (2014), Deco Nouveau (2014), Hebba Diamond (2014), Hebba Inline (2014), Folded Stencil (2014), Sword Cut (2014: a piano key typeface), Open Circuit (2014, an inline face), Patchwork (2014, a square-shaped interlocking piano key stencil face), Zaul, Miss Suzie B, and a few other typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Thiessen
[Komboh]

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HelloMe
[Till Wiedeck]

HelloMe is Till Wiedeck's Berlin-based studio. They created the following typefaces in 2011: HM Extra (the visual identity for HipHop musician Exzem is based around the custom alchemic typeface HM Extra), HM JuneGrotesk, HM Tilm (monoline, created with Timm Häneke). HM Walnut (2008) is a modular geometric experimental typeface. HM Club (2009) is an art deco typeface created as part of Videoclub's visual identity. HM Mary (2008) is almost in the piano key typeface genre. HM Melt (2008) is a very original logotype stencil typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

HelloMuller

Designers at HypeForType of Nagasaki, a piano key typeface that was inspired by Wim Crouwel's famous poster called Nagasaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiscott Foundry
[Jonathan Hiscott]

Located in Ithaca, NY, the Hiscott Foundry started producing fonts in 2008: Piano (2008, inspired by piano keys), Asimov (2008, handwriting), Kopa (2008, hand-printed). Additions in 2009: Vapor (curly hand). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hula Fonts
[Dick Pape]

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.

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Ian Lynam
[Wordshape]

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Ian Swift
[Swifty Typografix (was: Command (Z))]

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Identikal Foundry
[Nick and Adam Hayes]

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, 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.

Fontworks site. Catalog. Klingspor link for Adam Hayes. Klingspor link for Nick Hayes.

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Igor Labudovic

Vienna-based type designer who made the stencil type family Brilliant in 2010 at Facetype.

Still at Facetype, he cooperated with Michael Hager on Stanley Slab (2012), which is an interpretation of wood type combined with the idea of modern stencils. Stanzer (2010, a unicase typeface done with Michael Hager) is an interpretation of wood type combined with the idea of modern stencils.

Vendetta (2011) is a multilingual text type family that support Latin and Cyrillic.

Wiener is an upright italic created with a bamboo-pen.

Typo Passage is a high-contrast piano key display typeface. This is a modification of an original typeface by Mischa Zog at Erwin Bauer's office.

In 2013, he graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading. His graduation typeface was Salom [peace]: Salom is a type family for complex, yet lively typography, supporting Arabic, Hebrew and Latin. The purpose of this typeface is to balance all three scripts in equal harmony, keeping in mind their individual cultural heritage. Salom is designed to bridge challenging typography with the outspoken voice of the streets. The family comes in Light, Regular, Semi Bold, Bold and Black, every weight in three styles, Roman, Italic and Stencil.

In 2014, Hans Renzler, Dmitrij Ritter and Igor Labudovic codesigned the sans serif and slab serif pair of typefaces Donau Neue and Donau Alte.

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Isaac Claramunt

Barcelona-based designer of the piano key typeface Quicktype (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isaiah Garcia

FontStructor who made these fonts in 2012: fs Small Stroke, fsToo Close (graffiti style), fs Losing Shape, fs Cursive Rounded, fs Bold Truth, fs Blocky, fs Nice And Tall, fs Drop It Hard, fs Under Line, fs Bas Drop Collection, fs Bold Strike, fs Curvy, Fat Glyph (oil slick simulation or bubblegum face), fs Bass Dropping, fs Stretchy, fs Systematic, Simply Bolded, Only A Pixel, Cal Culator (LED face), fs Modern, Solid Shade (3d shadow face), Kinda looks like SEGA, Fuse Defont, Simply Round, FS Compact (3d typeface), Smallpox Not Smallpox, Yuno, Tech Timee, Boxie [and its remake, FS Boxier], The Average Font, One Digit, Speedie (oblique retro techno font), de Fizzy, Another 3d Paper Font, Super Mario Bros 3 NES, Lets get together.

Typefaces from 2013: fs Glom Sans, fs 10th (+Scripture, +Vert), FS Round Rebirth (a macaroni font), More Curves, FS Recent, FS Oblique, FS Recent Cursive, FS Mod, FS Rapidly, Circles Filtered, FS Bezier Pixel, FS Fatline (piano key face), FS Reprint (a piano key typeface in the style of Wim Crouwel), FS Try Again, FSZen, FS Thicken, FS Lean Clean, FS Idea (avant-garde), FS Semi Circle, FS Big Moment, FS Oblique, FS Curvature, FS Fragile, FS Hurry, FS Smooth Joke.

Typefaces from 2014: FS Geometrik, FS Broadcast, Experimental WIP, MS MicroIsh, FS Punchline.

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James Grieshaber
[Typeco.com]

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Jamie Place
[FontBlast]

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Jarrik Muller

Dutch graphic designer in Amsterdam who has many typographic projects and occasionally creates a typeface. His typefaces are experimental and functional. One, called Puzzle, leaves it up to the user to position the sliding letters---quite an ingenious idea. Get Busy (2006) is artsy and futuristic. Escape (2006) is pixelish grunge. Union (2006), Get1 (2006, modular, computerized), Get Free (2007, a free piano key font done for Neo2, the magazine), Softmachine (2009), NB Light (2009, a techno matchstick typeface done with the help of Neubau), 3D (2009), Optical (2007, a futuristic geometric experiment), Contrast (2006), Lovely (2006), Muller Fontein (2006, experimental), Blok (2010, 3d and modular; see also Blok (2013, Dick Pape) which was influenced by Jarrik's Blok), Love (2006), and Volle Vrijheid (2006, very experimental) round out his dossier.

In 2014, he set up Citype. At Citype, he published the free pixelish typeface Amsterdam.

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Jason Matthew Everett
[Chaos Fonts]

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Jay

American FontStructor who made Dripped (2013), Afterwords (2013), Blocked (2013, blocky face), Subject To Flux (2013, piano key face), ClaWrite Square (2013), and Aethyrial Basic (2013, squarish). Aka Aethyrial and as eklipse13. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jérôme Bruley

In 2014, Jérôme Bruley was studying design in Lille, France. In that same year, he created a Bauhaus-style typeface called LMVDR, which is named after Mies Van Der Rohe, architect and director of the Bauhaus school, on who's work the font is based. In particular, the piano key glyphs are inspired by the German Pavillion in Barcelona (1929). He also created Sail Font (2014).

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Jessica Rabotnicoff

During her studies at UBA in Buenos Aires, Jessica Rabotnicoff designed the squarish piano key typeface Grill One (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JMT Sausage
[Dick Pape]

A piano key typeface made by Dick Pape in 2011, based on a vector alphabet designed by Jakob Nylund (Just My Type). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Faraco

Brazilian FontStructor who made the piano key typeface Phyllon (2010) and Bar Dot (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joao Oliveira
[Onrepeat]

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Joao Pedro Franco

Portuguese designer (b. 1980) of the gorgeous writing typeface Dry Ink (2004), of the script typeface arpadhw (2004), of the sans faces PB (2008) and Often (2007), and of the squarish display typeface MinaR (2003). He is working on the stencil typeface Maple (2007). Based in Lisbon.

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João Faraco

Brazilian designer in Rio de Janeiro (b. 1985) who graduated from ESPM-RJ. Designer of Bar Dot (2010), Faraco Hand (2009), and Phyllon (2010, piano key face). Home page. Fontsy link. Behance link. Another home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joern Oelsner

Joern Oelsner (b. 1981, Flensburg, Germany) is a German type and graphic designer based first in Antwerp, Belgium, and later in Vegby, Sweden, and Ulricehamn, Sweden. He graduated at the Design Factory International in Hamburg, Germany. While studying he worked for URW++, Hamburg. After graduation he worked in several graphic design studios in Europe. His own design studio is OE Design. He mainly develops corporate typefaces, and now lives in Ulricehamn, Sweden.

Some of his projects are the corporate typeface of Sport 2000 (in cooperation with URW++, Hamburg), the corporate typeface of the Andorra Telecom SOM and the corporate typeface of the National Television and Radio Spain RTVE (both in cooperation with Summa, Barcelona).

His type designs at URW++ include Ruca (2010, blackletter), Neustadt (2010, URW++: a legible elliptical monoline sans family, which was originally designed as a corporate font for Sport 2000), Stina (2012, a stitch font done for profonts), Ribera (2012, a contemporary sans) and Bloket Pro (2013: a piano key typeface).

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John Booth
[Typohaus (or: Bau Type Foundry)]

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John Lopez

FontStruct artist who made the upright retro connected script typeface Flapjacks (2008), the filled-in octagonal typeface Oppression (2008), the heavy display faces Private Dick (2009, +SmallCaps), Facestomper (2009), Science Fiction (2009), Oppression (2009), Dystemic (2009), the pixel typeface Pixco (2009) and the kitchen tile typeface Nine (2008). Latest fonts from 2009: Rodney (alarm clock letters), Sophisticate (pixelish), Rhodesia (piano key font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Skelton
[Afrojet Type Foundry]

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Jonathan Hill
[The Northern Block (TNB)]

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Jonathan Hiscott
[Hiscott Foundry]

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Jonathan Holburn

During his studies at Falmouth University in Falmouth, UK, Jonathan Kevin William Holburn created a modular piano key stencil typeface in the style of Joseph Albers's work entitled Bauhaus Typography Experiment (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joost Schmidt

German typographer and painter, b. Wunsdorf (1893), d. Nüremberg (1948). He studied at Bauhaus from 1919-1925, and started working with type in 1923. From 1925 until 1932, he was a professor at Bauhaus. After the war, he became professor at the Hochschule für bildende Künste in Berlin. He created some typical Bauhaus alphabets.

Digitizations:

  • Uhertype (2008, Paulo Heitlinger) is a revival of his lettering.
  • Joost (1995-2010, Jose Manuel Uros) is a monoline geometric / organic family with an odd Futura Black style piano key Stencil thrown in. He writes that the inspiration came from the Bauhaus Dessau im Gewerbemuseum Basel exhibition poster, designed in 1929 by Franz Ehrlich after a sketch by Joost Schmidt, and hence the name Joost.
  • Neubau (2009, Ramiz Guseynov) is a condensed geometric display family with sans and slab serif subfamilies, which took inspiration from the Bauhaus movement. The inspiration for this typeface came from Joost Schmidt's lowercase letters developed from 1925 until 1928 at Bauhaus Dessau. Neubau Grotesque (2010) is an elementary minimalist sans face. Neubau Serif is a slabby version---this entire family was inspired by Bauhaus proponent Joost Schmidt, 1925-1928.

Paulo Heitlinger's page on Schmidt. Wikipedia. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

José Manuel Urós

Aka Josema Uros. Self-taught programmer in Barcelona, b. 1956, who set up the typefoundry Type-O-Tones in 1992. He is also involved in Neue in Barcelona. Since 1993 he has been teaching at Eina, Elisava, ESDI and IDEP. His typefaces:

  • Arboria (2013). An art deco or architectural sans family published by Type O Tones.
  • Designer at type-o-tones in Barcelona of Ebu Script (2007). This is a techno script created together with Joan Barjau.
  • Chico (2009).
  • Hannover Modern (1996, Type o Tones). Part of a series of fonts used at the Estudio (Javier) Mariscal in Barcelona.
  • Joost (1995-2010). Also done at Type o Tones, this is a monoline geometric / organic family with an odd Futura Black style piano key Stencil thrown in. He writes that the inspiration came from the Bauhaus Dessau im Gewerbemuseum Basel exhibition poster, designed in 1929 by Franz Ehrlich after a sketch by Joost Schmidt, and hence the name Joost.
  • Memimas (2007). A connected upright script, done with Joan Barjau at Type o Tones.
  • Matricia (2007). A dot matrix typeface done at TypeOTones done with Pera Ribalta.
  • Mundo Demibold (1997, Type o Tones). This comic book typeface is inspired by a series of drawings used in the Señor Mundo comic strip of the 1990s. It is in the style of Javier Mariscal.
  • Vulcano (2007, TypeOTones). A typeface developed together with Tori Alimbau and Luis Mendo.
  • At KABK in Den Haag, where he did graduate work in type design, he created Rumba as a final project (2004).

Interview by MyFonts.

Klingspor link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

José Velázquez

Monterrey, Mexico-based designer of Antler (2011, a piano key typeface), Fontera (2011) and VUJ (2012, octagonal). Creator of the neon typeface Rech Neon PseudoScript (2012) done for Brazilian film maker Rafael Rech.

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

Josef Albers

German-born designer (b. Bottrop, 1888, d. New Haven, 1976) associated with the Bauhaus School that made artistic ripples from 1919-1933. Ex-director of the Department of Design at Yale. Regarding the Economy of Typeface: an article explaining Albers' vision for typography. His typefaces: Display (1923), Schablonenschrift (1923-1926), Futura Black (1926, a great stencil face---Paul Renner and the Bauer design office made it into a typeface in 1929, and included it in the Futura series, even though Futura is quite different in concept) and Kombinationsschrift auf Glas (1928-1931; combine a few elements---it was recreated as P22 P22 Albers by Richard Kegler from 1995 until 2004; see also here). Kombinationsschrift is inherently modular, the principle at the basis of FontStruct and other font creation tools. On my pages, I sometimes call the blatantly modular faces in the style of Kombinationsschrift piano key fonts.

Other modern digitizations of Albers's include ThM Architype Albers (2013, Thijs Mertens). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Juan Ignacio Siwak

Buenos Aires-based designer of the great totalitarian typeface Imperio (2004). He runs the free on-line poetry mag El Tripulante. Via MyFonts, one can buy his squarish headline family Imperio (2009), which includes a piano key style (Imperio Giga Black) and a Western style (Imperio West). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Priez

Julien Priez (b. 1986, Montreuil, France) studied typography and type design at Ecole Supérieure Estienne des Arts et des Industries Graphiques in Paris (2006, 2008). In 2010, he worked at Atelier Pierre di Sciullo in Montreuil. Recently, he becamer affiliated with the French typefoundry FontYou. His typefaces:

  • Rag FY (2013). A wavy brush typeface codesigned by Julien Priez, Sofia Proisy and Charles Privé at FontYou.
  • Le Normandie (piano key face). Le Normandie was expanded at Fontyou in 2014 to a gorgeous display triple of fonts, Normandie FY (Modern, Gothic, Italian). Der Klaus (2011) is a blackletter version of Normandie.
  • Le Montreuil (2010). An experimental poster typeface family done at Estienne with the help of Michel Derre, Margaret Gray et Franck Jalleau.
  • Le Briqueterie (2010). Done with Pierre di Sciullo's studio: a modular pixelish family.
  • Le Baaf (2010). Done with Margaret Gray: an experimental titling face, based on the stained glass windows of a cathedral in Ghent, Belgium.
  • Le Composite (2010). An imaginary letter font made under the guidane of Michel Derre and Franck Jalleau.
  • Le Jimmy (2009). A typeface done to invoke the 1930 mafia. A beautiful idea executed with the help of Michel Derre, Margaret Gray and Franck Jalleau.
  • Typetool (2010). An ornamental caps typeface).
  • At Fontyou, Benjamin Lieb, Gia Tran and Julien Priez codesigned the hand-drawn typeface Brixton FY (2013). Not to be confused with two earlier typefaces called Brixton, one by Tom Chalky, and one by Luke Ferrand. Since two of the three Brixtons are commercial, I expected FontYou to change the name.
  • In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak codesigned the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days.
  • The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
  • In 2014, Jeremie Hornus and Julien Priez codesigned the hairline typeface Gauthier Display FY.
  • Mandinor FY (2014) is a decorative didone typeface---it comes with separate Gothic (blackletter) and Italian (Western) variants, and is accompanied by Mandinor Ornaments FY.

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Justin Thomas Kay
[Version Type Foundry (was: Industrial-Organic.Net)]

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Kelly-Laila Al-Saleh

London-based creator of a piano key custom typeface for Scout: The Trends Intelligence magazine in 2011. The typeface is called Scout. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin King
[Kingthings]

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Khajag Apelian

Freelance graphic designer from Lebanon. Born in Sharjah, UAE, an Armenian with a Lebanese nationality. Graduate of the Type and Media program at KABK, 2009. There, he designed Arek, an Armenian typeface specifically designed to replace the typefaces currently used in school books. It is a fresh interpretation of the ancient Armenian script used in the old manuscripts. My ambitious plan for this project is to include a serif and a sans serif version, containing upright and cursive forms, with multiple weights, display versions and initials. However, currently the project includes only the serif upright, regular and black weights, in addition to the cursive and the initials. This typeface was awarded First Prize in the Granshan 2010 competition for Armenian text types. Arek was finally published by Rosetta Type Foundry in 2012.

After graduation, he started freelancing as a graphic and type designer in Amsterdam. Partner at The Place.

Other typefaces include The Chattam (2009, a Clarendon revival), Boujour (2008, an ultra fat deco face), Moudwi (2007, an experimental Arabic detached typeface inspired by the Unified typeface created by Nasri Khattar).

His typefaces: Arek, Hagatir, Boujour (2008, piano key typeface), Mulsaq (2008, Arabic), Moudwi, Nuqat (2010: a dot matrix typeface by René Knip, Khajag Apelian, Jeroen van Erp, and Reza Abedini).

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Kingthings
[Kevin King]

Keven King (Kingthings) is the British designer (born in Kent in 1959, educated at the Graphic Design College in Exeter/Devon, and based in Exeter) of these fonts, many of which have Celtic influences. His typefaces:

  • 2002: Kingthings-Gothique (oranmental face), Kingthings-Hand, Kingthings-Hand-Light, Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Petrock, Kingthings-Petrock-Light, Kingthings-Xander, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
  • 2003: Kingthings-Calligraphica, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Italic, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Light, Kingthings-Chimaera, Kingthings Flashbang, Kingthings Flourishes (Arabic simulation face), Kingthings-Italique (blackletter), Kingthings-Kelltika---Kevin-King.-2003 (fantastic Celtic style caps face), Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Sans, Kingthings-Whizzbang, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
  • 2004: Kingthings Linear K, Kingthings Pique'n'meex, Kingthings-Annex (started in 1981: ornamented letters), Kingthings-Printingkit (old typewriter), Kingthings-Spike (blackletter), Kingthings-Typewriter (old typewriter), Kingthings Versalis, Kingthings Wrote, Kingthings-Xstitch. Some fonts have calligraphic/medieval or Celtic influences.
  • 2005: Kingthings Poppalok (ornamental dot matrix face), Kingthings Embroidery, Kingthings Spikeless, a blackletter face.
  • 2006: Kingthings Petrock, KingthingsChristmas (ornamental).
  • 2007: Kingthings Willow (great ornamental face; a commercial Pro version exists at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Willowless, Kingthings Exeter, Kingthings Extortion (ransom note face), Kingthings Facetype, Kingthings Lupine (the Pro version was done in 2009 at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Lupineless.
  • 2008: Kingthings Wrecktangle (piano key font), KingthingsSerifique, Kingthings Clarity, Kingthings Gutenberg, Kingthings-Conundrum (oriental simulation face: the Pro version follows in 2012), Kingthings-Eggypeg, Kingthings-Inkydinky, Kingthings-Knobson, Kingthings-Spirogyra, Kingthings Bloone, Kingthings Tendrylle, Kingthings Foundation.
  • 2009: Kingthings Slippery Lips, Kinthings Spike Pro (blackletter, commercialized by Cheap Pro Fonts).
  • 2010: Kingthings Lickorishe, Kingthings Scrybbledot.
  • 2011: Kingthings Scrybbledots Pro and Kingthings Scrybble Pro (sketch faces).
  • 2012: Kingthings Frontwards, Kingthings Sans, Kingthings Kurllie (curly Victorian caps).
Alternate URL. Cheap Pro Fonts catalog. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Komboh
[Hans Thiessen]

Komboh is Michael W. Mateyko and Hans B. Thiessen. Hans Thiessen is the Calgary, Alberta-based creator of the free piano key typeface Strict (2008). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KurzProject in Type Design
[Martina Flor]

The type designs in Martina Flor's class at Fachbereich Design Dessau's Department of Design (in Dessau, Germany) are showcased here. They are free to download. Most fonts were created using Glyphs. A list of free creations:

  • AlmondLight-Regular (2014). By Mandy Haueisen.
  • Atvice-Bold (2014). By Philipp Rösler.
  • Awesome Type (2012). By Anna Rössler.
  • Blackmama (2014). A piano key typeface by Egon.
  • BurlingtonAntiqua-Regular (2014). By Maximilian Fuchs and Martin Heinemann.
  • Couch (2012). By Lukas Marx.
  • Countess (2012). An art deco typeface by Katja Segal and Carla Neumeister.
  • Dangerfont (2012). A stencil font by Andreas Dymke.
  • Frisko (2012). By Justus Streit.
  • Gentle (2012). A piano key typeface by Charlott.
  • Goldstrich-Regular (2014). By Ekaterina Feil, and Henriette Funke.
  • Harry (2012). A hipster font by Lisa Schmidt.
  • IceLYC (2012). By Yang Qian.
  • Kandinsky-Heavy (2012). By Wladimir Omelyanchuk.
  • Knatz (2014). An organic sans by Thomas Kores and Claudia Vollmer.
  • Lisbell (2014). By Maria Musiol and Florian Patal.
  • Luo (2012). An oriental simulation typeface by Luo Liyun.
  • Monarc Serif (2014). A metal band font by Benjamin Broschinski.
  • Marianne (2012).By Julia Hofmann.
  • Mathilde-Regular, MathildeThin-Regular, Mathildebold-Regular (2012). By Erik Baumann.
  • MinnaDrop (2014). A ball terminal-laden didone by Vanessa Bisky and Romy Fey.
  • Nelia (2012). By Aileen Wilke.
  • NewFont-Regular.
  • Oktober-display-Regular, Oktober-text-bold-Regular (2012). A didone typeface by Johannes Hirsekorn.
  • SafetyMedium (2012). A modular typeface by Christoph Thürsarn.
  • SlantCharlott (2014). By Clara Fendel and Saskia Seiler.
  • Slim (2012). By Chen Ran.
  • Starcrafter (2014). A video game font by Carl Müller and Franz-Julius Pelz.
  • Strukt (2014). An art deco typeface by an unknown student.
  • Triangle (2012). By Xie Tian.
  • XF Baby (2012). By Robert Schlaak.

Non-downloadable fonts from 2013: Kong (Gustavo Neiva and Christian Sandig), Nougat (Julia Heilck, Marcel Weimann and Sandra Salm), Sparrow (by Linda Kuehne), Nanu (Margarethe Quaas and Michelle Günther), Heartbreaker (by Anne Rösch and Katharina Zschiesche), Wasted (by Jakob Wolf), Open (by Anja Hiebsch and Markus Angelmahr), Madame (by Laura Spang and Sophie Hawaleschka), Pingo (an origami typeface by Nina Rüb and Franziska Timm). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kutan Ural

Graphic designer in Ankara and now Istanbul, Turkey. Creator of Chapul (2013, hand-drawn typeface inspired by protest wall writing in the Gezi uprising), KTN Fingerwriting (2011), Uzun (2012, piano key typeface), Istanbul (2013, a bilined headline face), and Sans Serif Didot (2011, a Peignotian face).

Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Poinson

During her studies in Lyon, France, in 2014, Laura Poinson created a modular piano key typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leander Lenz

Darmstadt, Germany-based graphic designer who used FontStruct in 2009 to create Afrobeat (+II, a piano key family), Afroblack (piano key typeface), Samoa, Serpentine, Freestyle, Criss Cross (2008), Apollo, Samoa (+Ultabold), Underground> (inspired by Pincoya Black), Freestyle, Shadow (fat rounded), Explorer, Beatboy Rounded, Contemporary (kitchen tile face), Fiesta (2009, ultra-fat octagonal), Battista (2009, an organic font with Bodoni influences), Boldy (2009), Breezy (2009, octagonal, ultra-fat), Jin-Jin (playful), Odyssey (art deco ultra-black), Disco Queen (2009), Sketch (slab serif), Mister O (+Bold), Clockwise, My Name Is Font, Beatboy Square, Mister O (dot matrix), No Room For Squares, Accident (Grotesque, Arabesque (a gridded version)), Tony Montana (+Divided), Turning Point, VincentVega (+Outline, +Bold), Beatboy (pixel family), Circles Horizon, Papua (ultra fat), Papua Square (kitchen tile), Winky Light, Winky, Circles, Nu Edge Regular, Cosmos, Toasty, Around The Block, Wave (kitchen tile), Nu Edge, OneMore Time (stencil), Techno Mouse (white on black pixel face), Techno Dog.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letters en Plaatjes
[Thijs Mertens]

Thijs Mertens is a Dutch designer in Arnhem who runs the design studio Letters en Plaatjes since 2009. He used FontStruct in 2009 to create ThM PurSans, ThM BlackBox (stencil), ThM For Minimal, ThM Papercut, ThM Concept, ThM Monomode, ThM Firefly, and ThM Freaktur (sic).

In 2011, he made ThM Trade Stencil, ThM Tomahawk, ThM Thin (thin and octagonal).

In 2012, he added ThM Toronto, ThM SPQR (athletic lettering), ThM Bone, ThM Tibetan (blackletter), ThM Trade (slabby), ThM Tulipe, ThM Mini, ThM LCD.

Typefaces from 2013: ThM Liga, ThM Architype Albers, ThM Marksman (stencil face).

FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

L.N. Heinz

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Bloc (piano key font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Vicente Hernandez

Luis Vicente Hernandez (Dos Decadatres, or DDCT) is a Spanish designer in Madrid who created the free pixelish typeface Houndstooth in 2007 for Neo2, a Spanish magazine. His typefaces include Anchor Deco (2009), Caponata (2009, elegant display face), Maxima (2009), Aguadulce (2009), Super League Font (2010), Minima, Absurda, Houndstooth, Unga Unga (primitive counterless comic book face), Perruna, DDCT Abstrusa (2009), Black Diamonz (2009), Bouncing Wisdom (2010, a face in the style of Rennie Mackintosh), Boaz (2010, a display headline face), Farewell (2011), Averis (2011, an art deco display face).

In 2012, he created the tall piano key typeface Buho.

Typefaces from 2013 include OOG.

HypeForType link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lukas Placko

Puchov, Slovakia-based designer of the piano key typeface Alto (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madgas
[Matthieu Leclerc]

Design group in Strasbourg, France, led by Matthieu Leclerc. Behance link. His typeface Curvelegant (2012) shows high contrast between vertical and horizontal, and as such, tends towards the piano key category. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Herrero

Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the piano key typeface The Pianist (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marina Zertuche

During her studies in Monterrey, Mexico, Marina Zertuche created the piano key stencil typeface Montagu (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marta Cerdá Alimbau

Designer in Barcelona. Behance link. She has been working since 2008 on some gorgeous typefaces, such as Ophelie, Rigid (2010, a piano key font that she proclaims to be a grandchild of Josef Albers), and Gallo Guapo, which mix high contrast and extreme quaint roundness. In 2011, she made the ornamental watch number typeface Nido.

Debutart link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martina Flor
[KurzProject in Type Design]

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Matevz Medja
[Gigofonts--Gigodesign]

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Matthew Tyndall
[Dismantle Destroy]

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Matthieu Leclerc
[Madgas]

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M-B Creative
[Ben Mecke-Burford]

M-B Creative is a British typefoundry in Presteigne, Pows, est. 2013 by Ben Mecke-Burford, who has created many stunning art deco and other typeface families.

Typefaces made in 2013 include MB Noir (an art deco sans), the experimental minimalist MB Negative Space, the piano key typeface MB Sixtythree, the gorgeous art deco/avant garde titling typeface MB Deco, and the circle-based monoline typeface MB Geometrixa.

In 2014, he published MB Vintage (sic: an art deco sans family), MB Empire (a sans that goes back to Gill Sans), MB Narrow (a compressed sans family), MB Edwardsson (handwriting font) and MB Picture House (an all caps art deco typeface family).

Creative Market link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Abaci
[Studio Typo]

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Mel Rodgers

Fontstructor who made Glyphorama (2012), a beautiful condensed high-contrast squarish piano key typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mercedes di Paola

Graphic design student in Buenos Aires who made the blended experimental typeface Cadaver Exquisito (2012) and the piano key font Tipo Ironman (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merzhase Exchange
[Peter Sherbarth]

Free Mac fonts by Peter Sherbarth at Merzhase Exchange include Sumo (2001, piano key font) and Kassiber. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Golovachev
[Scorpy Design Studio]

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Michael Jarboe
[Reserves (or: AE Type)]

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Nathan Jephcott

Nathan Jephcott (Gramaton Design, Melbourne, Australia) created the piano key typeface Vertalen (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nattapon Muangtum

Bangkok-based designer of Origami Font (2012, a piano key typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neruuu

Art director and illustrator in Barcelona. His typefaces include Fecunda (2012, LED style), Tan Sols, Maneira (comic book face), and an unnamed piano key face.

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Nick and Adam Hayes
[Identikal Foundry]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2005]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2006]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2007]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2008]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2009]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2010]

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Nick Curtis
[Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2011]

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Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2004, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Bayern Handschrift, De Rigueur NF, Refugio Rustic WBW, Refugio Refined WBW, Ponte Vecchio NF, Brazzaville NF (based on Congo, a 1910 font by Barnhart Brothers \& Spindler), Moonshine Script NF (a casual connected script patterned after an offering from the 1930s chapbook 60 Alphabets by The Hunt Brothers), West Coast Antics (based on a showing from Carl Holmes' 1950s book, ABC of Lettering), Nanki Poo NF (based on Mikado from the Boston Type Foundry), Picture Postcard NF (a Broadway style typeface based on work by lettering artist Alf Becker), Curly Shuffle NF (described as a mix of Alf Becker's style and Leslie Cabarga's), Hardy Har Har NF (based on Samoa from BB&S, 1900), Krazy Kracks NF (based on the so-called California style of lettering used extensively in travel posters of the 30s to the 50s. This version is based on its interpretation by Carl Holmes in a Walter T. Foster artbook entitled ABC of Lettering), Whoa Nelly NF (a comic book face--based on Dan X. Solo's Funhouse), Bushwacked, Cressida (triline face), New Boston (far West typeface of the "italian" kind), Rumble Seat, Kartoon Kutz 3&4 NF, Magic Twanger NF, Snoodle Toons NF, Beanie Kopter NF, Delysian NF (based on Greeting card from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Mazurka NF (based on Swagger Capitals and Gothic Novelty title from the 1923 catalog of BB&S), Jungle Holiday Cuts NF (based on holiday ornaments by Carl S. Junge, 1929), Stone Soup NF (based on lettering for a 1925 Buster Keaton movie), Tintern Abbey NF (based on the lettering for a 1905 poster for the Austrian National Highway by artist Gustav Jahn), Period Borders NF, Parsnip and Parsnip Outline (Will Ransom designed the exemplar for this series for Barnhart Brothers&Spindler in the early 1900s---the typeface was originally named Parsons (1918), after the advertising director of a Chicago department store), Wurstwagen (suggested by a poster for beer, designed by German artist Ludwig Hohlwein around 1920), Jackson Park NF (1920s style), Kenosha Antique NF (from the 1903 Racine typeface of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Catty Wumpas (based on lettering of Ross F. George). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2005
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2005, not listed elsewhere on these pages. Chantilly Lace NF (2005: uppercase letters by Bergling and lowercase letters by Roland W. Paul), Edda MorganaNF (medieval English), Gnarly Dude NF (rough script based on material of Ross F. George), Whirled Peas NF (based on a typeface called Whitestone Scrawl by Dan X. Solo in his "Showcard Alphabets"), Cool Cat Jim NF (based on a 1953 headline by Jim Flora in Park East Magazine), Sulphur Springs WBW (bone font), Grand Rapids (based on a typeface named Archer from the 1905 specimen book from Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Hasta La Pasta (designed after a typeface from a pre-1900 specimen book from the Central Type Foundry of St. Louis, called Spiral), La Coupole (based on lettering on a 1927 menu by prominent poster artists Razzia), Shadowlands (this is like Wilcox Initials from the 1992 Solotype Catalog), Possum Saltare NF (a Trajan column style caps face), Pismo Clambake NF (a connected formal script typeface after a Richard Gans handwriting typeface from 1933, Gloria), Ransom Clearcut NF (an extension of Will Ransom's 1920s caps-only typeface Clearcut Shaded Caps for BBS), Almost Heaven (sold in the early 1900s as Perfection), Goodbye Crewel World (stitching font), Jimbatz NF (dingbats inspired by album cover artist Jim Flora), Bad Dookie NF (from The Advertising Cartoon Clip Art Book, 1971), Maple Leaf Rag NF (revival of Nova Bold by Continental Typefounders), Surely You Jest NF (called Arbor in the 1890's type specimen catalog from Farmer, Little&Co), Merry Old Soul NF (a display typeface discovered in one of the many books on sign writing produced by Eric Matthews), Funky Tut NF (205; the caps are based on J.M. Bergling's Morocco (1914), and the lower cases on Bergling's Kermaic Text (1914)), Groove Thang NF (based on a font called Dado), Novadam Obese (geometric black modern typeface based on a logotype by the same name of Joan Trochut Blanchard, ca. 1940s), Smackeroo NF (2005, engraved US dollar-bill style typeface based on Steelplate, a monocase typeface from ca. 1900 by Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Snooty Fox NF (an elegant typeface found in Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets, Blandford Press, Ltd., London, 1929), Chez Nous (based on Card Italic from a 1930s Mergenthaler Linotype Company specimen book), Slapdash Deco NF (2005, based on a showcard alphabet presented by Cecil Wade in his Manual of Lettering), Rockin Roman NF (from Blandford Press' Pen&Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Kunstgewerbe NF (artsy typeface after work by J.M. Bergling, 1914), Details Details NF (a geometric design from Pen and Brush Lettering and Practical Alphabets), Escondido NF (inspired by an Austrian travel poster designed by Johann Süssenbek in the 1930s), Ballyhaunis NF (based on Celtic lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Inglenook Corner NF (based on art nouveau lettering by Laurence Schall, early 1900s), Mohair Sam NF (caps based on letters of Samuel Welo, and lower case based on ATF's Romany Script), Partenkirchen NF (a Basque style display face), Helena Handbasket NF (after Antique Light, found in the 1888 edition of the James Conner & Sons United States Type Foundry specimen book), 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 faces from Ludwig&Mayer). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2006
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2006, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Magic Lantern NF, Duly Noted NF (after an ATF typeface from 1912 called Freeahand), Got That Bling NF (a connected script based on the work of Al Mack, from his Lettering: Brush&Pen in the Single Stroke), Haarlem Nights NF (based on a 1920 Dutch poster for Public Placement Services by Johan Dijsktra), Architectuur NF (based on De Stijl type lettering by H. Th. Wijdeveld, 1925), Gandy Dancer NF (a revival of Tabard, ca. 1912, ATF), Pomfrit Dandy NF (based on Frys Ornamented No. 2 by Stephenson Blake), Smith Premier (Clean and Schmutzy) NF (a typewriter pair after the letters of the Smith Premier No. 3), ed Hot Mama NF (2006), Jumbo Mumbo NF (a revival of Independant done in 1930 by Collette and Dufour), Union Telegraph NF (2006), Major Production NF (which was followed in 2009 by Major Pro Extras NF), Teeny Boppin NF (gleaned from Schrifti Alphabeti, a book of Cyrillic alphabets published in Kiev in 1979), Rutin Tutin NF (based on Wild West lettering found in Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Jampact NF (2006, an ultra fat headline face), Beagle Boyz NF (a bouncy typeface based on a Cyrillic alphabet presented in the book Schrifti Alphabeti, 1979), Midtown Tessie NF and Downtown Tessie NF (mosaic tile faces), Scary Scrimshaw (based on a 1968 poster for a Doors concert), Speedball No1, Speedball No2 SW (2001), Speedball No3 (2001), Bellagio NF (an interpretation of Robert Wiebking's 1917 font Advertisers Gothic, designed for BB&S), High Society NF (2006, a fashion mag typeface based on an alphabet found in Lettering for the Commercial Artist by Blandford Press, 1946), Osiyo Dohitsu NF (based on letterforms in the Cherokee Syllabary, reputedly devised by Sequoyah in the early nineteenth century; it has petroglyphs as well), Micro Manager NF (pixel face), Paper Caper NF (2006), Shady Grove (a condensed version of Thorne Shaded), American Pi NF (2006: ATF ornaments from the catalogs between 1913-1934, including some designed by Will Bradley, Frederic Goudy and George Trenholm), The Donald NF (a hyper-curly decorative face), Boo Meringue NF (a Halloween font based on Lithotint (1897, ATF)), Lesser Arcana (a mystical type), Zyklop NF (2006), Deux Chasses NF (based on ATF's Thermotype), Bon Mot NF (based on Barnhart Brothers&Spindler's Engravers Upright Script), Munchkin Land NF (based on a work called Thor, issued by Frederic Wesselhoeft Ltd of London in the 1930s), Didgeree Doodle NF (2006, a curly cursive originally released as Bernhard Heavy Antique Cursive by the Bauersche Giesserei by Lucien Bernhard), Kudo Kaps One, Two, Three and Four NF (a total of eight classical initial caps faces), Crane Titling NF (medieval-inspired uppercase letters drawn by famed book illustrator Walter Crane with charming, if somewhat quirky, lowercase letters by J. W. Weekes), DecimoSexto NF (+italic) (includes Spanish Roman letters and Griffo style italics, both hand-drawn by Francisco Lucas in Madrid, 1577), Visillo Adornado (a caps typeface based on the typeface Vesta, originally designed by Albert Auspurg for H. Berthold AG, Berlin in 1926). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2007
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2007, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dundee Castle NF (based on lettering by Harvey Hopkins Dunn, 1930), Sheik Of Araby NF (2007), Aethelred NF (a unicase typeface, with alternate characters in several of the lowercase positions, is patterned after Mosaik, designed by Martin Kausche for Schriftgiesserei Stempel in 1954; Sultan (2005, Canada Type) is also based on Mosaik). Cerulean NF (a sans based on Lining Gothic No. 71 (BBS and ATF, 1907)), Rimshot NF (script), Jaunty Gent NF (based on the upright connected script Forelle, aka Rheingold Kräftig, by Erich Mollowitz in 1936-1937 for the Hamburg foundry of J. D. Tennert&Sohn), Baby Cakes NF (a bubblegum face based on a 1974 release by Karlgeorg Hoefer at the Ludwig&Mayer foundry called Big Band), Amper Sans NF (after Hobby, a script designed in 1956 by Werner Rebhuhn for Schriftgießerei Genzsch&Heyse), Wacky Duck NF (2007), By George Titling NF (inspired by silent movie lettering), Dinky Rink NF (partially based on Steile Futura), Fuller Brush NF (a bouncy signage script from The New Lone Pine ABC of Showcard and Ticketwriting by Australian author C. Milnes), Tiddly Winks NF (2007), Iraan (a stars and stripes typeface based on the ATF typeface Rodeo), Haut Relief (a 3d typeface based on a 1960s typeface called Sculpture), Fiddle Sticks (based on West Banjo (Dave West, 1960s)), Djibouti (an African theme font modeled after African Queen (Dave West, 1960s), Wacky Duck NF (2007), Turing Car NF (2007, a monospaced typeface based on a lineprinter font from the 1960s, the Unisys 0776), Route 66 NF (based on the typefaces used on U.S. Highway signs from the 1930s to the 1950s), Anna Nicole NF (2007, based on the upright semiscript Mirabelle (1926, Wagner&Schmidt); Nick Curtis: Round, firm and fully-packed, it is sure to get attention anywhere it is used.), Keynote Speaker NF (an awkward blocky typeface patterned after Bloomsbury (1920s, P. M. Shanks&Sons)), Twitty Bird NF (2007, an architectural drawing font based on Dan X. Solo's Conway), Balder Dash NF (the caps are based on Breda-Gotisch (1928, H. Berthold AG) and the lowercase on Goudy Text)), Outer Loop NF (2007), Tutti Paffuti NF (after Stymie Black Flair by Dave West for Photolettering), Weedy Beasties NF (after a variation of Seymour Chwast's Blimp), Bully Pulpit NF (2007), Keepon Truckin NF (a 3d typeface based on Milton Glaser's Baby Fat). In the 1970s, Vincent Pacella made a Photolettering Egyptian headline typeface called Blackjack, which was digitized in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Flap Jacks NF. ITC Jeepers and Woodley Park (based on Naudin) won awards at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002. Artone (Seymour Chwast, 1968) was revived as Loose Caboose NF (2007). Edwin Sisty's upright curly semiscript Belcanto (1970s, Photolettering) was revived in 2007 by Nick Curtis as Glissando NF. F.W. Kleukens' Kleukens Antiqua (1910) was digitized by Nick as Kleukens Antiqua NF (2007). Holo Fernes NF (2007) is based on Christian Heinrich Kleukens' Judith Type (1923), a hookish hell-inspired face. Pudgy Puss (2007) is an ultra-fat modern display type based on Fat Face (Herb Lubalin, Tom Carnase). Omaha Bazoo (2007) is patterned after Viola Flare, issued by Franklin Photolettering in the 1970s. Lateral Incised NF (2007) is an engraved old style typeface originally released in 1929 as Gravure by the London foundry of C. W. Shortt. Tall Scrawl NF (2007) is an original Curtis hand-printed font. Alfred Riedel's Domino (Ludwig&Mayer, 1954) was revived as Idle Fancy NF (2007). Boxcar Willie NF (2007) is a quaint curly face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2008
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2008, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Dave West's Nickelodeon was revived by Curtis as Lily Hilo NF (2008). Funky Rundkopf NF (2008) is an adaptation of an LED simulation font of Ray Larabie, called Dignity of Labour. Daffadowndilly NF (2007-2008) is based on art work by Alf Becker from the 1940s. Babes In Toyland NF (2008) has some of the Rennie Mackintosh charm and is based on "Sheet music for Babes in Toyland, USA, 1903". Anagram Shadow NF (2008) is based on handlettering from a 1928 poster for a steamship line by renowned British artist Austin Cooper. Kandinsky NF (2008) is based on shapes found on Kandinsky's painting Succession (1935). An experimental typeface by Jeremy Pettis, illustrating the concept of kangaroo, inspired Pal Joey NF (2008). One of René Knip's experiments, a unicase typeface with an Arab feel, was digitized by Nick Curtis as Turban Hey NF (2008). Calamity Jane (2008) is a stylish Edwardian script based on a 1930s logotype for the Theatre Moderne in Paris. Orion Radio NF (2008) is a 1930s style display typeface on an African theme. Quinceanera NF (2008) is a a new take on an old dry-transfer standard from the 70s named Barrio. Jobber Wacky NF (2008) is a bouncy handlettering font based on designs of Alan Denney found on greeting cards in the 1950s and 1960s. Franciscan Caps (2008) is based on a 1932 typeface by Frederic Goudy called Franciscan. Morning Glory (2008) is a simple display typeface that goes back to the Cleveland Type Foundry, 1893. Tickety Boo (2008) is a take on Goudy Fancy (or: Goudy Black Elongated Swash). Yo Quiero Taquitos uses letters taken from Rotalución Decorativa (Barcelona, 1940s), Disco 79 (2008, multiline), Eclectic Crumpany (2008, multiline monocase neon typeface based on The Electric Company TV Show), Fire Down Below (2008, block gothic), Joufflou NF (2008, very fat), Bala Cynwyd NF (2001) is an Arts&Crafts style poster typeface inspired by lettering of Dard Hunter. Csiszarz Latein NF (2008) recreates an old typeface (ca. 1910) of J.V. Csiszarz. Owah Tagu Siam NF (2008) is a faux Thai font. Langoustine Rouge NF (2008) is based on Dan Solo's Sorbonne. Cecil Wade again provided inspiration for Bloc Party NF (2008). My Little Eye NF (2008) is an elegant piano key font. Roundabout NF (2008) is rounded octagonal. Neubank NF (2008) is Nick Curtis's take on Bank Gothic. Warp Three NF (2008) is a Bank Gothic-style family with an uppercase as in Agency Gothic (1932-1933, Morris Fuller Benton) and a lowercase from Square Gothic (1888, James Conner). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2009
[Nick Curtis]

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 faces 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]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2010
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2010, not listed elsewhere on these pages.

Typefaces made in 2010: Conners Corners NF (2010: gleaned from the 1888 specimen books of James Conner's Sons United States Type Foundry), Tumbling Dice NF and Banner Year NF (both were done after scroll typefaces featured in the 1869 MacKellar Smiths and Jordan specimen book), Standing Room Only NF (after Broadway, designed by Morris Fuller Benton for ATF in 1928, originally named Broadway Poster), Proud Mary NF (a plump typeface based on Joseph Churchward's Marianna), Slapsie Maxi NF (based on a Carl Holmes alphabet found in Holmes's ABC of Lettering), Umbriago NF (trying to do a Cooper Black Swash Italic), Picaro NF (based on Harlequin), Palo Pinto NF (based on Pacella Vega Extended 10, a 1960s typeface by Vincent Pacella), Cartella NF (a 3d beveled shadow typeface based on a Morris Fuller Benton 1934 offering for American Type Founders called Poster Gothic), Pracht Antiqua NF (a faithful rendering of the cuddly headline script typeface Pracht Antiqua Schmallfett, which was designed by Carl Pracht for the Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei in 1942), Gitfiddler NF (a futuristic oblique typeface based on the lettering on a package of Gibson guitar strings from the 1950s) , Seta Reta NF (after Walter Diethelm's 1965 VGC typeface Arrow), Kleukens Kursiv NF (after Kleukens Scriptura, 1926 by F.W. Kleukens), Kallilu NF (a display face, after George Piscitelle's VGC typeface Thomac from the 1960s), Occidental Tourist NF (an avant-garde sans inspired by Dave West's Futura Casual), Schelter Grotesk NF (after Schelter's Breite Grotesk, 1886), Vuvuzela NF (a casual, almost sign-painted, and nearly African display face), Block Party NF (2008,, a 3d face), Cromwell NF (a faithful digitization of Cromwell, 1913, Morris Fuller Benton, ATF), Liguria NF (2010, after a typeface found in a Nebiolo specimen book, ca. 1900), Pony Express NF (2010, after Palmer and Rey's Courier from 1885), Linndale Square NF (a beefed up version of Geometric, 1885, Cleveland Type Foundry---a typewriter style face), Binghamton NF was inspired by the wedge-serifed angular typeface Bingham (Vincent Patella, PLINC). Albert Kapr designed Faust in 1959, so Nick's derived sans typeface is called Kaprice NF. Double D NF (2010, +Fill, +Outline) is a 3d beveled typeface based on Dave Davison's Dimensional from the 1970s. Old Softy NF (2010) is a rounded typeface based on Round Gothic (Keystone Type Foundry, 1884 catalog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2011
[Nick Curtis]

Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2011, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Jersey City NF (modeled after Times Gothic (1905, ATF)), Petty Despot NF (2011, also modeled after Times Gothic, and possibly renamed from Jersey City NF after Berthold---yes, the same Berthold again---complained about the name Jersey since one of its fonts by Gustav Jaeger was named Jersey. This is my educated guess..., and two thumbs up to Nick for picking the appropriate name Petty Despot NF). Olde Megrat NF is patterned after Antikva Margaret, designed by Zoltán Nagy for VGC in the mid-60s. Herkimer Bunrab NF is an upright scriptish typeface with bunnyears that is based on Hercules (1926, Amsterdam Typefoundry). Blackbarry NF (2011) is a faithful revival of Deutsch Black (1966, Barry Deutsch, VGC), a unicase piano key typeface. Bindlestiff NF (2011), which won the 2011 Devroye Memorial Medal for funniest typeface name, revives Schmallfette Binder Style (1959, Joseph Binder, Stempel AG), a squarish tightly set headline face. Decked Out NF (2011) is a fat inline typeface modeled on Dektiv in Homage to the Alphabet. Bazoo Tow NF (2011) is a fun fattish headline typeface that is a faithful reroduction of Basuto (1927, Stanley Baxter for Stephenson Blake). Are You Shaw NF (2011) is an all-caps blackboard bold typeface inspired by Pygmalion, a typeface found in Homage to the Aplhabet. Hoodoo U NF (2011) is a roly-poly romp through the alphabet, based on Jürgen Riebling's irrepressible Mr. Big from the 1970s. Big, bold, bubbly and a little brash, it's a natural choice for happy headlines. The handlettered Mikeys Roman NF (2011) has an uppercase based on the work of Mike Stevens, and a lowercase based on the work of Alf Becker. Outgribe NF (2011) is a rough, raw typeface that is based on the lettering in Ben Shahn's iconic poster protesting the execution of Nicolo Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti in 1927. Nellie Kay NF (2011) is a monoline script face, based on an example by Ross F. George. Shaq Attack NF (2011) is a wooden plank style or brushy typeface inspired by an alphabet of Alf R. Becker. Relampago NF (2011) revives Hans Möhring's bilined typeface Elegante Lichte (1928). Squirrely Shirley NF (2011) is a bouncy typeface based on Phoenix (unknown creator) in Schriftatlas. Spread Out NF (2011) is modeled after Ross F. George's Split Caps. Salzburger Plakat NF (2011) is based on an Austrian winter sports festival poster from 1907 by Swiss poster designer Otto Baumberger (1889-1961). Rightly So NF (2011) is a squarish typeface based on Geometric Gothic (1884, Palmer and Rey)---it is hard to imagine that this almost pixelish style was around at that epoch. Kenotaph NF (2011) is a condensed headline slab serif modeled after Stymie Obelisk (1930s, Morris Fuller Benton). Vasari NF (2011) is based on Ancient Gothic (1891, William W. Jackson, Keystone Type Foundry). Moslem (Boston Type Foundry) was revived as Suffiya NF (2011). Looky Cookie NF (2011) has eyes placed on the glyphs. Iago NF (2011) is a powerful headline sans inspired by two ATF faces from the 1880s, Othello and ATF Black Caps. Big Bag NF (2011) is called an industrial-strength titling face by Nick Curtis---it has design elements of Hans Eduard Meier's Syntax Antiqua. Highpoint Gothic NF (after Morris Fuller Benton's 1932-1935 typeface Raleigh Gothic Condensed). Fernburner NF is an all caps shadow face, modeled after Hans Bohn's 1929 typeface Orplid. Planscribe NF is based on types used by the Leroy Automatic Lettering Machine, a tool for architects. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Niko Fernandez

Brazilian art director who has worked with with Tony de Marco at Just in Type. From Brazil, he moved to Amsterdam. His typeface Concreta (2011, done with Tony de Marco) is a stencil typeface in the Bauhaus and piano key styles. It was inspired by the work of Josef Albers.

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Nippa Downey

Nippa Downey (DJ Nippa) is the creator in 2008 at FontStruct of these faces: 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 faces) 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.

Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ogentroost
[Diederik Corvers]

Ogentroost is the typographic wing of Dutch corporate identity designer Diederik Corvers, who is located in Dordrecht near Rotterdam, where he runs Klaar Ontwerpen.

He made these corporate identity typefaces: Thoth, Quattron, 123Interim, Ogentroost (1993-2013, an italic for posters, and an accompyanying humanist sans), Durertype Capital and Digital (1992-2012), Export (2002: a rounded stencil), Together (1997, a script), CrossWord (another stencil), Suomi (2004, an elliptical sans), Suomi Slab (2005). The Suomi Ultra weight is free.

Early typefaces include Cross (2003, a stencil type), Landvast (2006), Ogle (2006, a monospaced typeface), Oldskool Black (2007, a fat poster typeface), Paintstripper (2010, a piano key stencil face), Rule (2011, a gothic with humanist traits).

Typefaces from 2012: Ancona, Beep Beep (an experimental textured typeface), Novus (2012-2013, a didone based on the logo he made for the Dutch National Television news show Nieuwsuur).

In 2014, he published the Serious Sans, the grown-up brother Comic Sans never had. The limited character version of this font is free.

MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Behance link. Old MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ogre

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of the elegant rounded fat piano key style display typeface Fort Sans. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onrepeat
[Joao Oliveira]

Onrepeat is the type foundry established by Joao Oliveira (b. 1986) in 2011. Oliveira is (was?) a communication design student at Escola Superior de Artes e Design (ESAD) in Matosinhos, Portugal. 1986. He also freelances as a designer in Porto.

He made Gothular (2011) and the 12-style artistic piano key display sans family Bohema (2011). In 2013, he published the super-high-contrast didone fashion mag typeface system Port (2013).

Port was revisited in 2014 and led to the exquisite 10-style experimental didone typeface Port Vintage.

Behance link. Another Behance link. MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Onrepeat link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

opipik

Pixel font specialist who created these pixel typefaces using FontStruct in 2013: fs Inspira 2 (pixel face), fs Mikibit, FS Tacticalreminds, FS Terc.butyl (slab serif), Fin Competition, Opipik's Caps, Stencil, Cond, Alter Ego, Anakin, Nonsense Remix, Simple, Fluid PX (pixelish), Fluid, Shamewriting (wide techno face), The FS Ion (stencil), Opirus Semi-Serif, Launching a similar one, F Serif Q, Opirus OPIK, Sans Tai Na, Leftleaning, FSPx Kayah D70, 1234 Font, Random Regular.

Other typefaces made in 2013 include fs Logo, fs Mansion, fs Kismet, LASO Serif, fs Ad, fs Groszak's Dreams, fs Road Sans, fs Connet (retro automotive script), fs Large, fs Mico, fs Use, fs By, fs Part, fs Strongness, fs Permutoo 1 through 7 (op-art), fs Ethstruct, fs Ais (wood type simulation), fs Eng (like fs Ais), fs 01, fs Jim Jam (sencil), fs Sor, fs Nothing (blackletter), Anakin Mono (a sci-fi face), Shaak Sans, LASO Serif, 42 Stencil, 42 Sten Grid (kitchen tile face), 42 Bold (piano key face), 42 Sten Vert, Sten Bold Vert, 42 Light Vert, 42 Bold Vert, 42 Light Grid, 42 Cond, 42 Light, 42 Black, Iont Slab (monospaced), Experiment Elongated Ears, Pixel Old English, Check It, Trifolium Stencil (like a Bauhaus stencil), Avatars New, Shaakmono, and Better Sans.

Typefaces from 2014 include fs Pixalic (a great textured typeface), fs Weighted, fs Monital, fs Pixnod Serif, fs Gaelpix, fs Jenson 1 (+Italic), fs Hand2, fs Wood Type 1, fs135 Opinno Serif, fs135 Inno Huge, fs Dotnudge Biggerterm, fs Nudgershoots, fx 8x6, fs Eng, fs Streetsign, fs Fassyrian, fs Apjop, fs Jenson 1, fs Stenserife, fs Recover, fs Lapa 1 Bold, fs Dotital, fs Lapa 1, fs Hikinspot, fs Geofut, fs Samil, fs Pxalic, fs Stdb Regular, fs Papeda, fs Greekpix, fs Stylized Arpeggios, fs Teimodern, fs My Take on Parsifal 1, fs Samil, fs Eco, fs Dotmatrix Serif Mono, fs Dotmatrix Sans, fs Uahkoch, fs Fluffy, fs Computer Says No Mild Italic, fs Paseky Ideograms, fs Eatit Bold, fs Mind, fs Switch, fs Dotty Serif, fs Smallmicro, FSerifQ, fs Afterline, fs FontstrFillersMono, fs Four Ideas,

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Passiv Sportlerin

FontStructor who made the piano key typeface Dooris (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Bokslag
[Font Studio Four]

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Peter Sherbarth
[Merzhase Exchange]

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Qimplef

FontStructor whose fonts in 2011 include several pixel faces, as well as Kinex (dotted outline face), Amazeling (white on black mazed letters), Blocked, Way Too Long (super-tall letters), Sketch, Split, Block Stack, TI-83 (based on the Texas Instruments TI-83 calculator), Impossibly Thin (the tallest pixel font in existence), Xtra Wide, 3 by 3 smooth, Blah, Royal Tile, Space Out, Triangular and Gridlines, Stripes, FS Logo Deco Version, Tilt A Grid, Grille, Outline, Px 7x13, Mission (dot matrix face), Simple (stencil), Easygoing (mechanical / octagonal), PX 8x8 (pixel face), Nine Zero (squarish), Insanity (labyrinthine), Mainframe (an octagonal typewriter face), Highlight (3d shadow face), Ribbon (piano key face), Paper Cut (kitchen tile face).

Creations from 2012: Double Vision, Brackets, Super 8, Chunky, Pipeline (outlined), Fontstruct2 (monospaced fat pixel face), No Signal, Machete.

In 2013, he made Square Weave. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rach Roth

Creator of Dapper (2012, a piano key typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ramiz Guseynov
[TipografiaRamis]

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Ray Meadows

Aka p2pnut, b. Wales, 1943, who started making fonts in 2009 at FontStruct. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. In 2010, Ray Meadows set up shop at MyFonts.

Prolific creator at FontStruct in 2009 of the 3d faces Alphabox, Alphabox Reverse, Alphabox Lite, Alphabox Lite Complete, Alphabox Shadow and Alphabox Basic. He also made RM Playtime (outlined 3d family), Art DECOrated, Single DECOr, Romantic (+Carved, +Carved Shadow), TripleDECOr, New Romantic, SOFA, Mondrianish, Eye Test, Meltdown (grunge), Ameslan (American Sign Language), DECO Noir, DECOction, DECOserif (+Bold), DECOoction (+Bold Open), DEChrome, DECOpix, DECOr (a pure art deco typeface like Levine's Art Lover JNL), DECOThin (+Medium), Scrapheap, Westward (Far West font), Cheese Fondue, Alphabox Reverse (shadow font), AlphaRune, Spaced, Gothicky, Grand Prix, Entrees (alphadings), Compround, Phatzzo (nice!), DECOr8, Gothicky, Gothicky Grey, RM Ginger, RM Albion (blackletter), and Opening (outline face). RM Squarial (2009) is a hairline sans. Its 3d version is RM Squarial 3D. RM Typewriter (2009, +Medium, +Bold, +Old) is an old typewriter face. RM Serifangle (outline art nouveau face, +3D, +Chrome, +3DChrome) and RM Corrugation (postage stamp, white on black style) are both interesting. RM DECO Serif (2009) is in the RM Typewriter style series. RM Bowie Basic is a futuristic typeface based on the typeface used on Mars in "The Waters of Mars" (2009). RM Playtime Stencil (2009) is a rounded stencil typeface based on RM Playtime Solid. There are more styles such as RM Playtime 3D.

Additions in 2010: RM New Albion (blackletter), RM Lined, RM Serifancy (Western face), RM Almanack (+Old), RM Tubeway (+Chrome), RM Thinny, RN White Letter, RM Blacklet, RM Squarial (+Ribbon, +3d), RM Typewriter Old, RM 7even, RM SideSlip, RM Teeny, RM Teeny 1.5, RM Narrowboat (+3D) (athletic lettering).

His faces at MyFonts include RM Victoriana (2010, caps only Victorian face), RM Whiteletter (2010), RM Signwriter (athletic lettering), RM Deco (pure Broadway art deco), RM True to Type (typewriter face), RM Scrapheap, RM Elegance (condensed, with high ascenders), RM Playtime, Graphite

Creations in 2011: RM Celtic, RM Uncialic (+RMWL Uncialic: Carolingian), RM A Sign of the Times, RM Sans, RM Oliver (bold rounded sans), RM Soft Sans (wonderfully round sans), RM True To Old Type (old typewriter), RM True to Type (new typewriter), RM Middy, RM Phatso (textured), RM Phatso 2.0, RM Phatso 2.0 Solid (texture faces).

Creations in 2012: RM Luceat (a bullethole typeface), RM Jazz Age, RM Basic Serif (roman face), Alphabox (a 3d family: +Reverse, +Lite, +Reverse Stencil), RM Slab, RM Slabb, RM Tubes (3d typeface), RM Smoothsans (rounded sans), RM Romantic Carved (+Shadow: a beautiful set of beveled faces), RM Westward, RM Typerighter, RM Uncorrugated, RM Snowtime, RM Smooth Jazz, RM Smooth Age, RM Nova Albion (blackletter), RM Tubes Chrome, RM Squarial FS10, RM Basic Serif.

Typefaces from 2013: RM Bloc, RM Greek, RM Victoriana, All Bricks, RM Deco, RM Random Outline, RM Random 3D, RM Random (cartoon face), RM Celtic Condensed, RM Westus Condensed, RM Westus (Western, spurred), RM Hunky (chunky and modular), RM Thunk (piano key face, thick and chunky), Westward Ho (spurred Western face), RM Hangle (chuunky and elliptical).

Typefaces from 2014: RM Firmstone Outline, RM Ebdon Outline, RM Imber Outline, RM Moss Outline, RM Imber, RM Art Decorated, RM Celtic Inline.

Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Raymound Ramirez

Irvine, CA-based creator of a great piano key style poster entitled Schweizisk Stil (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebeca da Silva

Rio de Janeiro-based designer, b. 1990. During her type design studies at Senac, she created the piano key typeface Tipografia (2012, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

regular one

FontStructor who made Unibore 1.1, Bright Future, Sterile Crooked, Schablone, Poor Jimmy, Cru2 (texture face), Chunk Norris (+v2, a very very black counterless face), Flip (for flipping letters as in airports in the 20th century), Birthday (ultra-fat), Primitives, Dead Rat Malfunction (blackboard bold face), Unibore, Monobore Slab (typewriter face), Cellardoor, College Dropout, Fruits, Toystore, Molly Starfish, 0101, 0301, 0201, and 0102 in 2011. He created the piano key type family mnml mdrn (2011), Wouldstock (2012), Wouldstock Alternate (2012), Unibore Bold 0.1 (2012, +Half), The 45 (2012), The 45 ALT 01, The 45 ALT 02, The 45 Alternate Fill (2012), Plain Vanilla (2012), MNMI Bliss (2012), Buttercream Typewriter (2012), Liteboard (dot matrix face), Schreber Mono (2012, +MonoThin, +Thin), Easy 2C (2012, a curvy Italian typeface), Umbrella (2012), Easy To See (2012, a fat Italian Western face), Obvious Sans, Unsynbld Mono (2013), Dead Rat Malfunction Bold (tattoo font).

Typefaces from 2014: Nudges (dot matrix). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reserves (or: AE Type)
[Michael Jarboe]

Reserves (and, since 2012, AE Type) is a commercial foundry offering mostly techno faces. It is located in Carlsbad and Cardiff-by-the-Sea, CA, and run by Michael Jarboe. He graduated from the Maryland Institute College of Art, and now lives and works in San Diego.

The earliest typefaces: Base (stencil), Evac (octagonal), Claes (a heavy blacked out display typeface named after Swedish sculptor Claes Oldenburg), Raider, Error (LED simulation face), Reserves03 (2009), Output II (2009), Scape (octagonal stencil), Void, Vacant (2009, monoline stencil), Debacle (2009), Scam (2009; a fun geometric experiment), Immortality, Asecs, Analog SE, Scheme (pixel face).

Typefaces made in 2010: Idiom (2010, a piano key family inspired by P22 Albers), Vector RG (2010, an octagonal typeface inspired by the 1979 Atari Asteroids video game UI screen font), Sevigne (2010, monoline geometric avant-garde sans that looks a bit like a stencil), Velvet (2010, a heavy rounded block retro typeface inspired by the typeset album covers of the protopunk rock band The Velvet Underground), Monocle (2010, monospaced and monoline geometric sans).

Typefaces made in 2011: Scape (2011, rounded monoline stencil family), Velvet (2011), Defense (2011, octagonal slabbed stencil), Offense (2011, strong octagonal mechanical family), Vanitas Bold (2011, Peignotian fashion mag typeface rooted in didones).

In 2012, Mike published Enamel (a condensed sans family---the inline version of Sorren), Sorren (a condensed sans influenced by neo-grotesque designs, and dada in style), Sorren Ex, Vanitas Stencil and Memoire (a charming fashion mag monoline hairline stencil).

Typefaces from 2013: A large Neue Haas Grotesk / Helvetica-style sans family called Acronym, from Hairline to Extra Black and Outline.

Typefaces from 2014: Reload (octagonal), Reload Stencil (military stencil).

Klingspor link. Behance link. Flickr site. Behance link. MyFonts link.

View Mike Jarboe's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Richard A. Schlatter

Creator of typefaces at VGC, such as the Glyphic Series (1972, in piano key style) and Wexford (1972).

Wexley (2009, Harold Lohner) is a digital revival of Wexford. Wexford (2009, Daylight) is another digital revival. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richie

FontStructor who made the condensed piano key typeface Big Mono (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronnie Dela Cruz
[Active Sphere]

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Ryoichi Tsunekawa
[Flat-It]

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Sasha Iacob

Web, type and brand designer in Buchaest, Romania.

Creator of the free piano key typeface Nagasaki (2012), which was modeled after the Hiroshima 1957 poster by Wim Crouwel.

He created the bold grotesque display typeface Brock Bold (2011) based on a compass and ruler design.

Behance link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scorpy Design Studio
[Michael Golovachev]

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.

Noteworthy projects include Limiting Concentration (2010), an experiment with concentric circles.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sergi Delgado

Sergi Delgado is a graphic designer and illustrator in Barcelona. He created the piano key modular stencil typeface Gado (2013).

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Solana Nader

During her studoes at FADU / UBA in 2013, Solana Nader (Buenos Aires) designed the decorative ultra-fat piano key typeface Abd2. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefano Fusaro

Graphic designer in Milan who created the broken line display typeface Cusack (2012), the counterless geometric octagonal typeface Rectagon (2012) and the piano key font Proof (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Typo
[Mehmet Abaci]

Mehmet Abaci (b. 1978) is based in Istanbul. In 2014, he established Studio Typo, where one can buy his typefaces. Limited forms of the fonts can be downloaded fpr free from the Dafont site.

Creator of the elegantly plump rounded sans typeface Vinyl Cuts (2013), Samatya (2013, a unicase piano key typeface), Boldie (2013), Laundry Day (2013, alphadings), and the wood log typeface Timbers (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Papillons (flared caps), Typoster (a great fat geometric slab serif typeface family accompanied by an equally great shadowed outline style), Typo Comica (a family drawn to compete with Comic Sans), Tipo Press, Manyeto (calligraphic), Quatroline (prismatic typeface), Wardoom, Cabold Comic, Digiform, Akaju (oily fat typeface with lighting effects), Almira, Bonebastic, Comic White Rabbit, Sinema (a bit of retro movie art deco), Sober, Cali Brush, Tiny Plate, College Player, Smart Kid, Barbed, Wideroy, Angella (+outline: a poster family), Megi Sans.

Dafont link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Svetoslav Simov
[Fontfabric]

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Swifty Typografix (was: Command (Z))
[Ian Swift]

Ian Swift, aka Swifty, designed Dolce Vita, Hand Job and Miles Ahead at his London-based outfit, Command (Z), which he set up in 1995. Defunct and replaced by Typomatic in 1998. Other fonts: Coltrane (1994, inspired by old John Coltrane record sleeves), Funkadelic (1999), Bad Eggs (1997, a hand-drawn stencil font), Obsolete, Repo-Thin, Slice of Cake (1996), Positive Ident (1996), Bit Normal, Fat Arse (1997, a sofa-shaped font shown in Nathan Gale's book as due to Mitch, who is also credited with the liquid font Perpetual (1998)), Gunshot (1992), Keep it Locked, Bear, Cut It Out (stencil), Get Stoked, Chain Gang (stencil), Sci Fi Classic, Astral Funk, Beat Box Bold, Too Cool, Soul Tree (stencil), Thought (organic), Bad Bull (stencil), Phat Black, This Reg, Dingwalls Plain, Jumbo Light, Jumbo Bold, Coltrane Phat (piano key style), Single Whip, Five Point Fuzzy. Emodigi site. His Maze 91 at FUSE 1 is very interesting--it shows what you can do with rectangles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Telmo Cendán Criado

Graphic designer in Lugo, Spain. He created the multiline piano key typeface Typofunk (2011) and the experimental circular arc-themed typeface Chained (2011). Creator of the experimental typeface OVNY (2011), which has not a single curved section, and looks extraterrestrial to me.

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th3lonius

FontStructor who made Gendai Block and Gendai Round in 2013, two piano key typefaces modeled after Wim Crouwel's well-known Hiroshima poster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Northern Block (TNB)
[Jonathan Hill]

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.

Another Dafont link. MyFonts link. Hellofont link. Behance link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Alternate URL.

In 2010, he started FontStructing faces. His first was the grungy wooden plank typeface Timber Remnants. Also in this category is Laser Disco (2008, futuristic).

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 faces 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, humanist 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 humanistic 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.

Jonathan Hill's most popular typefaces.

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)), Norpeth (a neutral sans), Gunar, Nuber, Eund (a modulated sans), Corbert (Bauhaus-inspired sans), Corbert Condensed.

Typefaces from 2014: Schar (humanist sans), Loew (geometric sans), Bitner (spurless organic sans named after bitcoins), Modum, Modum.

View Jonathan Hill's typefaces. Another list of Jonathan Hill's fonts. Interview in 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Theophile Signard

French designer (b. 1970) of the ultra-fat counterless typeface Fat Shanghai (2012) and the wide squarish typeface Shanghai Night Fat (2012).

FontStructor, aka Theo Theo, who made Half Naked (2012), Shu Ling Regular (2012), Song Extended (2012) and Konradz (2012, a condensed borderline unreadable piano key typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Thijs Mertens
[Letters en Plaatjes]

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Tianrui Zhang

Minneapolis, MN-based designer (while studying at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design) of the Eight Trigrams typeface (2014), which combines geometric modularity and stencil. Soundtype (2014) is a piano key typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Till Wiedeck
[HelloMe]

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TipografiaRamis
[Ramiz Guseynov]

Ramiz Guseynov was born in Russia and educated as an architect and graphic designer. After moving to the USA in 1991, where he worked as a graphic designer, Ramiz Guseynov became a part-time type designer who published his work at T-26. In 2004, he set up his own foundry, TipografiaRamis in Highland Park, IL.

Klingspor link. Behance link.

His typefaces:

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Titus Prod

Budapest-based designer of the piano key typeface family Tango (2012), the thin octagonal typeface Standard (2012), the piano key typeface Slink (2012), and the experimental typefaces Wang (2012), Galtor (2012, an inline font available from Ten Dollar Fonts) and Krix (2012).

Typefaces from 2013: Fatty, Borg (free), Neugol (a geometroc sans with slanted cuts).

Behance link. Devian Tart link. Hellofont link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tobias Frere-Jones

Celebrated type designer, born in 1970 in New York City. Frere-Jones received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1992. He moved to Boston, where he worked at the Font Bureau Until 1999. He joined the faculty of the Yale University School of Art in 1996 and has lectured throughout the United States, Europe and Australia. His work is in the permanent collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum in London and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 2006, The Royal Academy of Visual Arts in The Hague (KABK) awarded him the Gerrit Noordzij Prijs, for his contributions to typographic design, writing and education. In 2013 he received the AIGA Medal, in recognition of exceptional achievements in the field of design.

His Font Bureau typefaces:

  • FB Agency.
  • Armada (1987-1994). A rigid ellipti cal sans in many styles. This is a surprisingly beautiful family despite its self-imposed design restrictions. The Compressed Black is a piano key typeface in the style of Wim Crouwel.
  • Asphalt (1995).
  • Benton Sans (1995-2003). Done with Cyrus Highsmith, it is a revival of Benton's 1903 family, News Gothic, and one of Font Bureau's bestsellers. It is a very complete family, ranging from regular widths to Condensed, Compressed and ExtraCompressed subfamilies. The Small Caps set is complete as well.
  • Benton Gothic (2000).
  • Cafeteria (1993).
  • Citadel (1995).
  • CochinOldstyle (1992), CochinBlack (1991).
  • Eldorado (1993-1994).
  • Epitaph (1993). An art nouveau typeface based on an ATF typeface.
  • Garage Gothic (1992). In three weights, it is based on parking garage ticket lettering but very reminiscent of license plate characters.
  • Grand Central (1998). Grand Central was designed for 212 Associates from late-twenties capitals hand-painted on the walls of Grand Central Station. Font Bureau writes: The design is a distinguished Beaux Arts descendant of the great French Oldstyle originated by Louis Perrin in Lyons in 1846, known across Europe as Elzevir and in the U.S. as De Vinne.
  • Griffith Gothic (1997-2000). A revival of Chauncey Griffith's telephone book directory typeface, Bell Gothic (1937-1938).
  • Hightower (1994-1996). A Venetian typeface originally done for the Journal of the American Institute of Graphic Arts.
  • Interstate (1993). Done for the United States Federal Highway Administration, but later released as a type family by Font Bureau. Interstate Mono (done with Christian Schwartz) followed in 2000.
  • Miller. A Scotch Roman finished in 1997 together with Matthew Carter and Cyrus Highsmith at Font Bureau.
  • Niagara (1995). Almost a skyline typeface.
  • Nobel (1993). An exquisite geometric sans family based on old ideas of De Roos. FB Nobel showcased. The Extra Lights were added by Cyrus Highsmith and Dyana Weissman.
  • Pilsner (1995). A beer bottle typeface.
  • Poynter Old Style (1997, Font Bureau).
  • FB Reactor (1996: this was first a FUSE7 font).
  • Reiner Script (1993). Based on a 1951 brush script by Imre Reiner.
  • Stereo (1993). After a typeface by Karlgeorg Hoefer, 1963.

At FontFont, he designed the children's fonts FF Dolores (1991) and FF Dolores Cyrillic.

At FUSE 15, he designed Microphone (1996). At FUSE 10, he published Fibonacci, a font consisting just of lines.

His custom work includes WorthGothic (1996), WorthLogo1996 (1995), WorthText (1995), GQGothic (1995), Halifax, Commonwealth (1995), Belizio-TwentySix (Font Bureau), HermanMillerLogo (1999, Font Bureau). Cassandra, Vitriol (1993), Quandry (1992-1994) and Chainletter (1993).

Retina Agate (2001, specially made for small-print stock listings at the Wall Street Journal) netted him a Bukvaraz 2001 award and an AIGA 2003 Design Award.

From 1999 until 2014, he designed for the Hoefler Type Foundry, which he joined as an equal partner (and the new company became Hoefler & Frere-Jones (in 2004), or H&FJ). He claims that he brought with him to H&FJ a lot of typefaces including Whitney, Whitney Titling, Elzevir, Welo Script, Archipelago (Shell Sans), Type 0, Saugerties, Greasemonkey, Vive, Apiana, and Esprit Clockface. It is not expicitly stated at the H&FJ site which typefaces he had a hand in, but one can safely assume that it must have been nearly every typeface made since he entered into the partnership. In 2014, Tobias sued Jonathan for half of the company in a 20-to-80 million dollar lawsuit since he claims that Hoefler reneged on his promise to give him his half. The typefaces at H&FJ he had a hand in include:

  • HTF Retina (2002). For use in the Wall Street Journal.
  • Gotham (2002). A sans serif done with the help of Jesse M. Ragan. Read about it here. In 2007, he published a rounded version of it, called Gotham Round. Gotham was used in 2008 by Obama in his presidential campaign. Joshua Brustein (Business Week): Gotham is one hell of a typeface. Its Os are round, its capital letters sturdy and square, and it has the simplicity of a geometric sans without feeling clinical. The inspiration for Gotham is the lettering on signs at the Port Authority, manly works using "the type of letter that an engineer would make," according to Tobias Frere-Jones, who is widely credited with designing the font for GQ magazine in 2000. Critics have praised Gotham as blue collar, nostalgic yet exquisitely contemporary, and simply self evident. It's also ubiquitous. Gotham has appeared on Netflix (NFLX) envelopes, Coca-Cola (KO) cans, and in the Saturday Night Live logo. It was on display at the Museum of Modern Art from 2011 to 2012 and continues to be part of the museum's permanent collection. It also helped elect a president: In 2008, Barack Obama's team chose Gotham as the official typeface of the campaign and used it to spell out the word HOPE on its iconic posters. Gotham poster by Joakim Meihack. Gotham poster by Jen Beck (2013). Gotham poster (2013) by Ashlee Burlie.
  • Cyclone (2003).
  • In 2010, he and Jonathan Hoefler designed the sans family Forza.
  • Giant (2003).
  • Knoz (2003).
  • Topaz (2003).
  • Verlag (2006). Developed together with Jonathan Hoefler.
  • Whitney (2004). This is an amazing 58-style sans family designed for the Whitney Museum, but now generally avalaible from Hoefler, and touted as a great family for infographics. A derivative, Whitney-K, is the house font of Kodak. Whitney's sales blurb: While American gothics such as News Gothic (1908) have long been a mainstay of editorial settings, and European humanists such as Frutiger (1975) have excelled in signage applications, Whitney bridges this divide in a single design. Its compact forms and broad x-height use space efficiently, and its ample counters and open shapes make it clear under any circumstances.
  • With Hoefler, he collaborated on projects for The Wall Street Journal, Martha Stewart Living, Nike, Pentagram, GQ, Esquire, The New Times, Business 2.0, and The New York Times Magazine. In all, he has designed over five hundred typefaces for retail publication, custom clients, and experimental purposes. His clients have included The Boston Globe, The New York Times, The Cooper-Hewitt Museum, The Whitney Museum, The American Institute of Graphic Arts Journal, and Neville Brody. He has lectured at Rhode Island School of Design (from which he graduated with a BFA in 1992), Yale School of Art, Pratt Institute, Royal College of Art, and Universidad de las Americas. His work has been featured in How, ID, Page, and Print, and is included in the permanent collection of the Victoria&Albert Museum, London.

Interview. Interviewed by Dmitri Siegel. He created Estupido Espezial for fun, but it actually made it into an issue of Rollingstone. Catalog of his faces at Font Bureau. Keynote speaker at Typecon 2014.

View typefaces designed by Tobias frere-Jones. Another page with typefaces created by Tobias Frere-Jones. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tom Kershaw

Boston, MA-based creator of the elegant piano key typeface Blok Tab (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tomaso Baj
[Tomaso Typo Baj Fonts]

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Tomaso Typo Baj Fonts
[Tomaso Baj]

Gironico, Como, Italy-based designer of the retro sans all caps typeface Aero Club Como (2014). In 2012, he created Archiquadro, a Bauhaus style piano key stencil face.

Behance link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type of its Own

Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Let It Out (an octagonal piano key font), FRANK (3d billboard letters), Be-Bop Don't Stop, Get You, Jubilee Line, Cop Talk, Victoria Line, Get It, Jeez (geometric), 4Wood March, Tetrux (tetris pieces), Tetrix (tiles), 4Wood, Chew It, Lime Scale, Boogie Ripple, Streetier (ultra condensed), Built Up (octagonal art deco), Britanya, Ponder World, Tube Station (tiles), Sharp Prpgress, Bubbles Strong, Bubbles, WideBol, James, Struction, PowerZap (tiles), Power Zomg, Power Zip, Power Zoom Mai King, Pixel Hand, Retro Perspective, CCaps, CurbCaps, Neogeo Linesman, Sans Spamalot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typeco.com
[James Grieshaber]

James Grieshaber earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Based first in Rochester, NY, and now in Chicago, IL, Grieshaber ran Typeco, a typographic services and solutions company established in 2002. James Grieshaber (b. Detroit, 1967) most recently was on staff of P22 Type Foundry, where he designed many type families and helped establish International House of Fonts. He has been honoured with an award of Excellence in Type Design from Association Typographique International (ATypI) for his Gothic Gothic (2004, blend of blackletter and English style), and by TypeArt'05 (for Operina Cyrillic). Designer and Co-editor of the Indie Fonts book series, Grieshaber now teaches typography at RIT and runs Typeco. MyFonts sells his fonts now. YouWorkForThem sells the Super Duty family (stencil), Glyphic Neue, the Trapper families, Chunk Feeder, Gothic Gothic and Cusp. Identifont page. FontShop link. Behance link. Details on some of his faces:

  • Gothic Gothic (2001), an extended blackletter codesigned with Christina Torre. In 2004, he received an award of Excellence in Type Design from Association Typographique International (ATypI) for his Gothic Gothic type design.
  • The Glyphic Neue display family was inspired by the Op Art style of lettering in the United States that ran rampant in many photo type houses in the 1960's and 1970's---I like to call it the "piano key style".
  • Chunkfeeder (2002) is a beautiful monospaced octagonal OCR-like family.
  • Cypher (2003, an LED/LCD family) has 24 weights. Of these, Cypher7 is free.
  • Duty (2002) is a sans typeface codesigned at T26 with Lee Fasciani.
  • The stencil family Super Duty (2004) has 8 variations. There are also techno variant called Superduty Condensed, Superduty Regular, Superduty Narrow and Superduty Text.
  • Cusp (2001-2005): a techno display family with 18 weights, including an LED style, art deco styles and Cusp De Stijl.
  • Trapper (2004) is an 8-weight exaggerated ink trap font family which comes in Trapper Round and Trapper Sharp versions.
  • Zaftig (2008, Typeco) is a super-fat face.
  • P22 Operina (2003, in Romano, Corsivo and Fiore versions) is based on Vicentino Ludovico degli Arrighi's calligraphy used in his 1522 instructional lettering book La Operina da Imparare di scrivere littera Cancellarescha. This book contains what is considered to be the earliest printed examples of Chancery Cursive. P22 Operina won an award at TypeArt 05. Operina Pro contains over 1200 glyphs. In 2010, Paulo Heitlinger compared P22 Operina favorably to another digital chancery font, Poetica (by Robert Slimbach, Adobe), which, according to him [and I agree], lacks vigor and dynamism.
  • P22 Posada (2003, with Richard Kegler): based on lettering of Mexican printmaker José Guadalupe Posada (1851-1913) that was used for some of his posters and broadsides.
  • P22 Arts and Crafts Tall (1995, art nouveau), P22 Arts and Crafts Hunter (1995). Both based on alphabets by Dard Hunter, 1908-1910.
  • P22 Art Deco Chic (2002), based on the Art Deco hand lettering of Samuel Welo, ca. 1930. P22 Art Deco Display (2002) is a Broadway style face.
  • Churchy (2002).
  • He offered (offers?) a handwriting font service for 100 USD. Free trial typeface Reenie Beanie (2002). Signature font service for 50 USD. Reenie Beanie (2002) is now offered (as a joke, I assume) as part of the Google open font directory (for free web fonts).
  • P22 Garamouche (2004, with Richard Kegler). Comes with Garamouche Ornaments (2004).
  • Segoe Print (2006, Monotype Imaging). [Isn't this Googlee's competition?] This is an informally hand-printed typeface co-designed with Brian Allen, Carl Crossgrove, James Grieshaber and Karl Leuthold at Ascender.
  • P22 Cezanne Pro (2006). Has over 1,200 glyphs.
  • P22 Yule (2005; Heavy, Inline): a stone chisel family with a hint of Neuland.
  • P22 Numismatic (2005): originally offered by the Devinne Press, and based on ornaments and letters used by 15th and 16th century engravers of seals and coins; however it looks very much like Otto Hupp's Numismatisch (1900, Genzsch&Heyse).
  • Black Ops One (2011) is a military stencil face, available at the Google Font Directory.
  • Short Stack (2011) is Grieshaber's free contribution to the Comic Sans genre. It was published by Sorkin Type and can be downloaded from Dafont.
  • Atomic Age (2011) is a free font at Google Font Directory. It was inspired by 1950s era connected scripts seen on nameplates of American cars.
  • Supermercado One (2011, Google Font Directory) is a low contrast semi geometric typeface inspired by naive industrial letters. More a signage typeface than a web font.
  • Typeco Grecian (2012, FontStruct) is loosely based on a Wells & Webb Grecian style woodtype circa 1846.
  • Typeco De Stijl (2012, FontStruct) is based on Van Doesburg's De Stijl magazine's name plate in 1923. Typeco Topaz Serif Tall (2012, FontStruct) is a pixel typeface. Typeco New Wave (2012, FontStruct) is an op art party font.
  • Metamorphous (2012, Sorkin Type) borrows its arches from Gothic cathedrals---it was inspired by Jonathan Barnbrook and by the free font Morpheus.
  • HWT Geometric (2013, Hamilton Wood Type Foundry) is a squarish wood type family: Geometric began its life as a metal typeface from the Central Type Foundry, circa 1884. Soon after, this design was officially licensed to Morgans & Wilcox and was shown in their 1890 catalog in Regular, Light and Condensed Light variations. After acquiring Morgans & Wilcox, Hamilton Manufacturing offered Geometric Light Face Condensed as their own No 3020 and the Geometric Light Face as No 3021. HWT Geometric has been expanded digitally to include a Regular Condensed version.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typohaus (or: Bau Type Foundry)
[John Booth]

Bau Type Foundry, or Typo Haus, was cofounded by John Booth and Jake Ivill in Manchester, UK. They created the blackboard bold typeface Bayer 13 (2014, FontStruct) and the paino key typeface Bayer 14 (2014, FontStruct).

Before Bau, John Booth studied at Manchester's University of Salford. During his graphic design studies in Manchester, UK, John Booth did what I had been waiting for all year long---create a typeface to honor the 100th birthday of Alan Turing in the Alan Turing year. The typeface is grid-based and called Decoded (2013).

Behance link for John Booth. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typotheticals (was: F.O.N.Type)
[Graham Meade]

Typotheticals (F.O.N.Type) (est. 2002) is a supplier of fonts from a number of independent amateur foundries that make up the C.O.I.F.F (Collective of Independent Font Foundries) group. Originally free fonts, the fonts are now commercial and can be bought at MyFonts. It is run by Graham Meade in Melbourne, Australia. Font families for now:

  • From Three Mile Island (Graham Meade): RaveParty, Nightmare in Blend Mode.
  • From Tomcat Type: Why Damn It, Deedaceous, Cortilic (nice austere Courier-style letters).
  • From Fontological Foundry: Where U @ (a comic book style).
Also: Ipscus (2009, after an earlier free font by him, Brassiere), Skuair (2009), Xeilo (2008), Damure (2006), Sweetmix (2006), Norlik (2006, 6 styles), Nok (2006, 18 style sans family; with Daniel Athburton), Koster (2006, swashbuckler family), Whinter (a simple sans family), Carnova, Metasyntal, TN Caluminy, Modcon and Modcon Outline (2007, futuristic family), Tsudoman, Tsudotin, Tsudovac, Delechol, Etched Fractals (Bank Gothical style), Binary Snafu, Meichic, Phollick, Italican Oblique, Czaristane, Hulbert, Frogster, Typothetical 1, Stripwriter, Eutheric, Gyant, Gurnee, Quoral, Freekenfont, Kylemott, Elspeth GM, Worstveld Sling, Cordin (2005), Jains (2005), V-Hand (2005, informal script). This site offers Cordin Freebie (2005). In 2006, Thomas Phinney from Adobe insulted Graham on Typophiles by stating: You make somewhat lower quality and much less expensive retail fonts, and I sought out my job at a company that makes relatively high quality and expensive (when not bundled) fonts.

For completeness, Graham Meade's fonts at MyFonts: Alum, Aunchanted Elite, Blound, Caluminy, Capitalus Diabolus (2014, a beveled neon-look typeface based on Lucifer No. 10), Carnova, Cordin, Cyne (2004), Czaristane, Dbased Material, Elspeth GM, Etched Fractals, Etho (2013, +Etho Wide), Eutheric, Flute, Frangle (2013, octagonal), Freekenfont, Frogster, FrownTown, Gurnee, Gyant, Houral Etched, Hulbert, Humper, (2005), Ilbit, Italican Oblique, Italican Script (2004), Jains, Jointed (2008), Koster, Kylemott, Laural Hardy (2011, piano key family), Marjoram (2008), Meichic, Modcon, Nacissism (sic) (2013), Neu Phollick Alpha, Nok (2006, with Daniel Athburton), Norlik, Phollick, Quiffed, Quoral (2003), Ramadesh, Reluxed, Rhomus Omnilots (geometric dingbats), Simiate, Stripwriter, Sweetmix, Typothetical 1, Tzaristane (2005), V-Hand (2005), Wastrel (2004), Whinter, Wiki, Worstveld Hand, Worstveld Sling (2005, with ), Worstveld Sting.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link.

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Umbreon 126

Tamagotchi, or Umbreon 126, made several fonts with the aid of FontStruct in 2012 and 2013. These include pixel faces (FS Rebellion, FS Rept, FS Comic Mono, FS Flower Shop, FS 126 Serif), but also truly large workhorse typefaces. For example, FS 126 Sans (a pixel sans face) has 4871 characters and covers Nko, Lisu, Armenian, Tai Le, Ogham, Thaana, Georgian, Coptic, Kayah Li, Tifinagh, Samaritan, and Lao. The 3114 glyph pixel typeface FS Semioriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo, Georgian, Greek, and Cyrillic. The 2000+ glyph pixel typeface FS Unoriginal covers Hiragana, Katakana, Arabic, Armenian, Hebrew, Bopomofo and Tifinagh. Other typefaces include FS Fat Piano, FS Typ Stencil (piano key face), FS Frakletter (blackletter) and FS Stupid Me (white on black typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Van Saarland
[Yautja]

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Velimir Pavic

Croatian Masters student in graphics technologies and engineering in Zagreb, 2010-2011. He created the modular display typeface Fade (2010) which makes creative use of ball terminals. Quarity (2011) is an experimental labyrinthine face.

In 2013, during his doctoral studies at the Faculty of Arts in Zagreb, he created Touch, a piano key typeface on a didone base. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Version Type Foundry (was: Industrial-Organic.Net)
[Justin Thomas Kay]

Brooklyn-based Justin Thomas Kay runs Version Type Foundry, and before that, Industrial-Organic.Net. His lettering designed mostly for industrial clients is very original and artistic. Behance link. Noteworthy designs: various headline faces for Swindle Magazine, lettering for Isis (the artist), frivolous logotype for Back in Black, Garland. One can purchase typefaces from Version Type such as Garland Monospace (2011, a piano key logotype---condensed, monospaced, and stencilish) and VTF Park (2011, a counterless geometric face). Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Virag Nobile

Virag Nobile (Milan, Italy) created the Bauhaus stencil / piano key typeface ComuniGó (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Weknow
[Wino Sutarmin Kadir]

Weknow is the foundry of Indonesian type designer Wino Sutarmin Kadir (b. 1979), who is based in Bogor, Jakarta. Weknow produced a large collection of free fonts from 2009 until 2012. He started making commercial fonts in 2012. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. Fontm link.

Creator of the unicase sans typeface Weknow (2009) and the roundish MisstyPoland (2009). Most of his faces are experimental.

From 2010: Helenfont (2010), Dennis Vallera (2010), Kasumichan, Karitza, Mozzie, Wings, Sharon, Noakatz, dearladysandra, arachnidlove, Alexandra, Monica (2010), Natalie, Wayner 8088, Anime Queen (2010, pixelized), Nano (2010, pixel face), Glover (2010, circular face), Frozen Pandaman (geometric), Joenine (circular), Fun Record (geometric), Gembira (circular), Gabrielle, Solgas (circular), lifeforfun (2010), znowwhite (2010), Snowmask (2010), Nine (2010), Znowwhite (2010), Cecile (2010, experiment with triangles), Coreldraw (2010, geometric, monoline), DennisVallera (2010, inspired by the vector art of Canadian Dennis Vallera), Helenfont (2010).

Designs from 2011: Michelle (circle-based), Emmilia (circle-based), Raynaliz, Polysoup, Seba, Selfregion (concentric glyphs), Wings of the dragons (octagonal), Spider, The Training Artist, Chewed Kandi, Sandra, Saintfighteraqua (geometric), Alexey (circle-based), Kristina (circle-based), Graphic Dream, Crystalcore (techno), Dominique (fat rounded), Formalart, Henderson (circle-based), Intanputripratiwi (circle-based), Kioshima (geometric), Gitchgitch (geometric), Justta, Dismecha, Self Region (labyrinthine), Alberto (monoline geometric), Abstrasctik (rounded and experimental), Nicole, Robotoc, Laggastic, Masterpanda, Mohr, Maruciel, Gabrielle, Carlos (a circle-based face), Life For Fun (geometric monoline sans), Lois Cesarano (hexagonal), Heather Thomas (circles and lines), Picaee (modular and leafy), Owaikeo (a circle and arc face), Celeste, The World, Future, Lanitta, Earthearth, Basic, Beautiful, Internationalist (monoline rounded sans caps face), Midnight Show, Plastic, Victory, Perfect, Superpower, Katarzyna, Invasion, Block, Wonderfull, Sweetest, Direction, Funrecord, Eternal Flame, Coreldarw, James Glover (circle-based), Superstar, Inside, Parallel, Million, Ocean, Never Ending Maze, Silverbend, Dragon Fly, Whatever You Want, Swinging Swan, Funatic, Soulmate, Superhero, Zetland, Letting The Cable Sleep, Weknow World, Universalisme, Ocean, Smiley Turtle, Family&Friend, Flower in the window, You&Me&Everyone Else, Astonishing, Grass Hopper, Merpati Putih, Extra Hot, Trees of Happiness, Blowing Bubble, Brain Storm, Good Morning, Flower Lover, Honestly, Jaguar, Modern Aristocrat, Pure and Simple Everytime, Ride the lightning, Proffesional (sic), Flight Stewardess, Antique Retro, Natural Technologies, Ethereal Sky, Conversation, Earth Heart.

Free typefaces from 2012: Emerald, Sweater (texture face), Fish Bone, Delicious Ketchup. The Dark Knight, String and Wire, Little Ant, Xtrapower, Standard International, Nice dream come true, Bavaria, Queen of the modern age, Science Fiction, Greatest View, Queen of the Modern Age, Made in earth, Arabian Knight, Emperor of Japan, Bill Gates Windows, Maximum Kilometer, Mineral Oil Resources, Motorcycle (curly caps), Eskimo and Polar Bear, Gladiator Sport, Aero Dynamic, Optical Fiber, High Logic, Generation (a nice all-caps shadow face), My Heart, Play Ground (multiline face), Cartoon Character, Windows in Japan, Quantum Leap (dymo label face), Computer Love, Electric City, and Copper, Valentine In Love, Weknow Windows, Punk, Graphic Design, Billy Jean Style, LMAO (rounded bold sans face), Take and Give, Indonesia Tanah Air, Swimmer Browser, Diamonds are forever (hexagonal and rounded), Tortoise, My Dear, Get Ready, Export Import, Miracle, Digital Ninja, Funtastic Million Moment, Funny and Cute, Samurai in UK, Bookmark, Once Upon A Time, Bird Feather, Respect, Aruna Aira Jasmine, Extra Cheese, Beauty and the beast, Kung Fu Master (oriental simulation typeface), Game Player (art deco), Modern Building, Trade and Mark, Grovy (sic) Kind of Life, King of Font and Typography, ABC (comic book face), Metro City (extended monoline typeface), The Art, Sprout and the bean, Scooter experiment, Sundown Sunrise (a rounded monoline sans), Art Heart, WindowsObject, Authentic Love, Dolphin Ocean Wave, British Pop Music, Master (sci-fi), Sneak Peeks, Like This, Crumble, Zebra Cross, Star Constellation, Water and Gasoline, Autumn, Aviator, So Cute, Crow Chief (bow and arrow font), Beard Rider, Skateboard, Panel, Swallow Sky Night, Hotel Motel (fat finger face), Techno Various, Zooming Track, Robo Cop, Dance Fever, West Java, Ivory Culture, Push The Button (art deco), Highway Patrol (blocked black typeface), Sausage, Little Atom, Mick Jagged, Life Is Final (copperplate), Total Hammer, Cybertooth, Modern Craft, Riding The World, Boarder (counterless), Essential Arrangement, Sensation, Helmet, Smile, Little Think Big Impact, Airplane, Young and Free, The Futurist, Creative Mind, House Builder, Falling in love, My Font (a rounded monoline oblique sans), Proffesional (sic) Edition, Young Forever, Brown Fox, We Know, Prehistoric, Frankenstein Monster, Great Adventure, You Makes Me Happy, The One and Only Me, Wireframe (3d face), Ceramic (3d face), Winner, The Amazing Me, Cycle, Asia Pacific, Written on the hand, Love is blind, Luxurious Sexy, Robotic, Nano (dot matrix face), King Of The World, Roller Blade, Antelope Run, Elemental, Champion Coffee Cup, Bandit, Arcade, Zetland, The Training Artist, Technique, Neon Glow, Fruit Vegetable, Archieve, Experiment Butterfly, French Fries, Remember Memory, Rocksteady, Electro Static Rain, Science Channel (stencil face), Surfing and Play, Umbrella, The Wizard, Great Leader, Bare Knuckle Fight, The Wizard of One Click, Extra Large, Stabilo Spidol, Onion Rings, Strawberry, Lets Do It Again, Modern Script, Amazing Symphony, Psychedelic, Jump Street, The Earth (modular), Brigade Army, Extraordinary, Cobra on Coconut Tree, Natural Beauty, Anything Mean Everything, Smoke on the water, Write A Letter, Everybody, Together, Planting And Seeding, Savior Light Our Way, All Around The World, Think More For Solution, Yesterday, Techno Tech, Prudent, Metamorphosys, Keep quite and simple (sic), India Hair Style, Catalyst, Bamboo Shoot, Global Capitalism, Water Drop, Thunder Jagger, The Science Archaeologist, The Happy Face Smile, Pyramid Inverted, Jailbreak, Game of Life, Fun Raiser, Athletic, Android Robot (sci-fi), Croissant Sandwich, Ocean Free, Thursday, Crochet Pattern, Firework, Futuristic, Pocket (rounded bold sans), Entertainment, Technology (bubblegum face), So This Is It (inline caps face), Everything (circle-based font), Auto Mobile, Futurism, Rhinoceros Break, Enormous (angulat headline face), The Quick (octagonal), Over The Mountain (wavy face), Frame Work, Interplanetary, Antariksa (rounded sans), Airwaves, Strong in the heart, Pure And Simple Everytime (rounded organic sans), Gitchgitch (rounded organic sans), Monica, The Lazy Dog (grunge), True Self Reliant, Think Techno, Street, Symbol (constructivist), Post Rock, Moon Light (plump and round), Jumping Running, Green Avocado, Bunga Melati Putih, Bizzare, World Word, Little Rainy Day (dot matrix), Animaline (animal dingbats), Smart Watch, At Most Sphere, Sweet Lollipop (curly), Painting The Light, Flattered, Earth Aircraft Universe, Daydreamer, Earth Aircraft Universe, Flattered, Welcome to Planet Earth, People Quark, Friendly Robot, Biological, Splashing, Freezer, Ragatnia Clara (a nice script), The Happy Face Return.

Typefaces from 2013: Cat Eyes, Stay True, Where Wolf, The Sound, Royal Jelly, Grumpy Cat, Aku Cinta Kamu, Yellow, Innovation, Invisible Man, Archieve, Electro Magnet, Bamboo Chopsticks, Valentine's Day, True Love, Club Golf, Your Smile, Guitar On Stage, Karate (oriental simulation), Recognition, Sleeping Beauty (plump lettering), Gelombang Radio, Frozen Ice, Sport Center, Reflection, Enjoy The Time, Fillet O Fish (brushed caps), Artistic, Flower Generation (psychedelia), Heart Shaped, Adore You, Jelang (textured typeface), Stargazer, Army Of Me, Xtreme Bike, Atomic, Fancy Curly, Mastermind, Scientist, Brother, Bahasa Indonesia (sans), Cyber, Photography, Super Creative, Black Stallion (script), Cartoon, Exposure (shadow face), The Ticket, Mercury (retro-futuristic), Agriculture (lava lamp typeface), Electronic, Transformation, The Night (gothic typeface), King Cobra, Bionic Heart, Goddess of Fortune, Guitar Acoustic, Magenta Flower, Java Island (lava lamp typeface), Ready Steady Go, Cute Monster, High Speed, Machine Gun, Random Face 1 (dingbats), Dear Diary, Shinobi Ninja, Stranger (octagonal), Discovery, Translation, Japan (oriental simulation), Digital Gothic, Techno, Butterfly (lava lamp typeface), Candlelight (eax drip face), Maverick, Movie Script Ending, Monochrome, Japan, Chunky Bar, The Greatest High (blackboard bold), Featured, Random Thing 1 (cartoon dingbats), Straw Hat, Where Are You, Plant On Lawn, The Innocent Face, Beat of Drum, ASDFA, Creamy Butter, Monster Rock, Plumbing, Mexicano Chili Sauce, Air Show (bubblegum face), This Is True, Fresh Mint, Laser Gun, My Game, Black Mamba, Drako Heart, Children Stories, Play The Game (with a McDonald's M), Let it be, Everlasting Song, Logotype, Blessing Son, Wino Sutarmin Kadir, Bad Boy, Bold and Blue, Quantum (sci-fi face), Oceanography, Elementary, Sailorman, Heart And Love, High Thin Light, Vintage Postcard (spurred), The Bartender (spurred), Inside The Boxes (rhombic type), Herbalism, Happy Home (lava lamp typeface), Wave Zone, Market Leader, The Monkey, Engine Power, Gamer, Story Telling (lava lamp typeface), High Flagship, Back to Nature, The Quick Motorcross (bilined, caps only, with a McDonalds M), Fisherman (lava lamp typeface), Step Forward, King of Pirate (art nouveau caps), Heritage, High in Love, Thin Decorative (spurred typeface), Little Cowboy, What The Fun, Aha Experience, Glitch (pixel face), Portable.

Typefaces from 2014: Right Power, Xerxes, Selamat Hari Raya, Sincere Heart, Thermometer, My Angle (fat script), Restaurant, Life is font, Material Science, Wave Zone, Everything is a test, The kind of feeling, The President, Blue Ocean, Heavy Metal Gaze, Air-Planet, FOREST-THING (a black poster font), Here-Comes-The-Sun, VICE-VERSA, Wajah-mu-Malaikat, The Miracle, Over The Sky, Eternal Love, Under Stand, Lets Get It On, Salute, Please Foirgive Me, Forest Jump. Dayak Shield, Golden Bar (piano key stencil face), Life To Find, Make Peace, Rocket Brothers, Space Truckin, Silver Knight, Zeppelin, Banana Split, Funny Sport, Material Science, Cinta Adalah Perhatian, Love is Attention, Philosophy, Swampthing, Something, Great Job, I Love You, Baby Metal, Millenium 3, White Sock, Liberate, Life Is Font, Chasing Tail, Listening, Sghining Pearl, Hall of Fame, The Good Life, Funky Claw, Pretty Clever, Breath, Continue, Eyes Believer, Samurai Sword, About, God is Watching us, Smile at face, Guitar Rumble, Si Cantik, She is Beautiful, Joker Shoes, Welcome to the jungle (brush face), Maximum High Tension, First Love, Great Heart, Computer Robot, Question of Science, Book Shelves, Billy The Kid (Western font), Times New Romance, Techno Capture, Chemistry, City Shine, Samurai and Blade, Hexagonal. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

William Bayley (or: Bayley Design)

William Bailey (b. 1990), alias William Suckling (Bayley Design, Hastings, UK and/or Camberwell, UK) studied at Brighton University.

Typefaces from 2014 include Mongo.

In 2013, he designed Telegram (piano key typeface), Quackers, Drunken Sailor, Victoria (a Victorian titling face), Chomp (comic book style typeface), Albert Sans and Slab (decorative), Iron, Butcher (a free thin stencil face), Liquor (free Victorian typeface), Axe (a free hexagonal typeface).

Typefaces from 2012: the free monoline hand-drawn typeface Acorn, Bourbon (a free monoline sans), Tool Kit (dadaist), Obey (a free elliptical sans), Pathway (free), Thrice (a typeface made by using only three shapes), and Perspective (free).

In 2011, he created an unnamed geometric typeface.

Behance link. Dafont link. Cargo Collective link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Leverette

FontStruct artist who in 2008 created Jaguarundi and Jaguarandi Scanline, two African look fonts. He also made the slab serif typeface Instruct Serif and its sans brother Instruct Sans, Block Bottom, and the stylish faces Asgard Annarr, Asgard Oldstyle, Asgard Titling Small Caps, Asgard Elongated, Asgard Small Caps, Billy Baud, Asgard, Asgard Ultra, Asgard Titling and Asgard Heavy. He also started the bulldog-jawed slab family Slabgard (+SmallCaps). His latest experiments are with the 3-d metal look, as in Cool Iron, Hot Lead and Hot Iron. His tiled faces Tic Tac Toast and Digital Dust are also great. He also made Structurosa Shadow, Squarely, StarStruct and the creative pixel series Med Led 1.1, Med Asylum, Med All, Med Lsd, Med Ish, Private Pixels Italic. Check also his tall piano key fonts Coltrane Compressed, Coltrane Display and Coltrane Gothic. He added a scary ghost series Medula, Medula Black and Med Yeti and variations on Structurosa called Structurosa Neo and Neo II. Leaf Ultra, Leaf Poister, and Leaf Poster Dashed use leaves to form letters. Designer in 2009 of Zingaling (kitchen tile), Slubscript, More Latin Trajedy (+Titling Capitals). Allegorica (2009) is what a medieval stencil might have looked like. Jettletter (2009) is a blackletter face. As Will I, he made these faces in 2009: More Latin Trajedy (pixel faces), Djangogh (2009, a piano key face; see also Djangogh Unpenned, 2013, and Djangogh 2x, 2011) and Starfokker.

Fonts made as Will I in 2010 include iSlab, Asgard Annarr, Slubscript, Jettletter, Zingaling LC, MiniMallow, LitBit, WPA Go Thin (nice mechanical typeface cloned from Stephen Coles' WPA Gothic), Spark Bit, Fat Bit, Frosty Bit, Esau, iChip (pixel face), Allegorica 2.0b, Spark Bit, Stampede (Western face).

Creations from 2011: Sketch Bit (grunge), fs Kronos (angular), Geodoni Extra Black Condensed (in the piano key genre), Archly Gothic, Zingaling LC (art deco kitchen tile typeface cloned from Intaglio's Zingaling), W Stripes The Font (texture face), Polygonal ii (octagonal and counterless), Ohm Run Slab, fs Cogni (bike chain font), fs Cognate (similar), fs Pythagoras, fs Rondeau.

In 2012, he revised RM Uncialic (by Ray Meadows) to RMUncialic+, and added fs Light (white on black), fs Galactica and fs Isthmus (piano key stencil family in several styles).

In 2013, he published fs Floresta, fs UnStruct, fs Fermat (roman lettering), fs Alhambra, fs Radiata and 1/8ish center square (gridded). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wim Crouwel

Willem Hendrik Crouwel is a Dutch graphic designer who was born in Groningen in 1928. He studied at the Academy Minerva from 1947-1949. In 1952, he founded his design agency, and in 1963, he created the Total Design agency together with four others. In 1967, he created his New Alphabet for cathode ray tubes---it had only vertical and horizontal strokes. It was used in the Dutch pavillon at the World Exhibition in Osaka in 1970. Crouwel became professor of industrial graphic design in 1973 at the Technical University of Delft and was also professor of art at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. From 1963 until 1984, Crouwel managed all posters and catalogs for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. In 1981, he became director of Museum Boijmans-Van Beuningen, and remained director until 1991.

Besides New Alphabet (1967), he also designed Stedelijk (1968, for his poster for Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam), and the Fodor Alphabet (1969, pixelish). He led Total Design in the 70s.

His typeface Gridnik (1974), an octagonal typeface made for a typewriter, was never released as a font. Crouwel's love for grids had earned him the nickname Gridnik. This name is well-deserved: he once stated, I am a functionalist troubled by aesthetics.

Creator of Dutch postage stamps in 1976.

In 2009, Crouwel wins the Gerrit Noordzij prize. Biography.

In 2007, there was a special Crouwel event in Paris. Pictures of Crouwel by Michael Levy: Crouwel with Pierre Bernard, Crouwel and Étienne Robial, Crouwel signing books, portrait.

Many have continued along the path shown by Crouwel:

Flickr group on Wim Crouwel. Picture. Scans of some of his work: I, II, III, IV, V. Picture. Another picture. And another one. And one more. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Wino Sutarmin Kadir
[Weknow]

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Wordshape
[Ian Lynam]

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.

  • Cern (2013). A sans family based on Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk and Univers, with large x-heights.
  • Vaud (2013). Ian writes: Vaud is a family of 40 weights of neutral, yet formally nuanced grotesk typefaces that takes inspiration from Helvetica, Akzidenz Grotesk, Univers and the original metal types from Switzerland, yet had a slightly larger x-height for more pronounced legibility.
  • Plural (2013). A futuristic sans family.
  • Sketch Caslon Italic (2013).
  • Raffish (2013). This is an ornamental caps typeface based on Henk Krijger's Raffia typeface.
  • Entity (2012). A basic sans family with slightly rounded corners.
  • Okojo (2012), Okojo Slab (2012) are geometric sans and slab serif typefaces influenced by the type designs of Paul Renner and Herb Lubalin. They were followed by Okojo Slab Display (2012) and Okojo Display (2012).
  • Pompeian Cursive (2010). An elegant calligraphic script based on the original drawings by Oswald Cooper for BBS in 1927.
  • His Cooper series. Cooper Swash Italic Traditional & Cooper Swash Italic Custom, Cooper Italic (2010, after Cooper's original from 1924), Boul Mich (2010, after Oswald Cooper's 1927 art deco typeface), Cooper Initials (2010), Cooper Old Style (2010), Cooper Capitals (2010), Cooper Text (2010), Cooper Black Condensed (2010), Cooper Black Swash (2010), Cooper Screamers (2010, oversized exclamation points), Cooper Black Italic Pro (2013), Cooper Italic Pro (2013), Cooper Fullface Italic Pro (2013).
  • Cruller (2010). A spidery display typeface that is based on lettering from a 1910 German lettering book.
  • Hanger (2004).
  • Rubber Vloeren. A geometric display typeface adapted from an alphabet used by Piet Zwart in the Netherlands for a series of advertisements for rubber flooring.
  • Ensenada is a typeface designed based on hand-cut lettering that adorns businesses throughout the city of Ensenada in Baja California in Mexico.
  • Clobber Grotesk (2010) is a grotesk typeface designed for readability at very small sizes. It is accompanied by a nice stencil style.
  • International Blackletter (2010) is a collaborative display typeface designed for fun, together with Simon Gane and Selena Hoy.
  • Devil's Advocate is a digital version of the heavy blackletter typeface Cathedral Text found in the 1934 ATF typeface from the American Specimen Book of Type Styles (by ATF).
  • Sandberg Honorarium (2003) is inspired by the work of Dutch typographer Willem Sandberg.
  • Inversion (2010) is an uncial face.
  • Designer with Eli Carrico of the heavy stencil typeface Black-Out (2010, Wordshape) and the paperclip family Interno (2004), which was based on Walter Ballmer's logo for Olivetti in 1960.
  • Neuerland (2010) is an update of Rudolf Koch's Neuland.
  • Dorsal (2011) is a splendid versal lettering typeface that cries Absinthe Overload.
  • Off Broadway (2011) is a casual art deco face related to Oz Cooper's Boul Mich and to Nubian (ATF).
  • Cinta Adhesiva (2011, done with Mexican designer One Eye) began as a typeface designed for the masthead of a graffiti fanzine called Free Copy---the monumental letters painted by L.A.-based graffiti writers Crae and Hael greatly influenced the feel of the typeface.
  • Maat (2011) is a modular geometric stencil piano key face. It is a loose interpretation of a handlettered alphabet by the late Dutch designer Jurrian Schrofer called Sans Serious which was included in Wim Crouwel's publication Letters of Maat. It is inflected with a bit of influence from British designer Ken Garland's similar lettering form the cover of his textbook, The Graphics Handbook.
  • Effete (2011) is a tall stylish typeface similar in weight and proportion to fonts like Imre Reiner's skyline typeface Corvinus.
  • Adora (2011) is a typeface similar to Walter Tracy's AdSans.
  • Kihachiro Swash Italic (2011) has garalde forms but Caslonian curved terminals and weighty serifs. Kihachiro Geometric (2011) recalls Antique Olive and Futura.
  • Kirimomi Swash (2011) is a pair of garalde faces. Kirimomi Geometric (2011) is a humanist sans.
  • Kommisar (2012) is Lynam's version of the Trajan capitals alphabet.
  • Smythe Sans (2012) is a contemporary geometric sans serif family that is quite readable on-screen and in print.
  • Stebl Grotesk (2012) and Stebl Slab (2012) are workhorse typefaces for sturdy jobs.

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Yautja
[Van Saarland]

This is one of the most talented FontStructors. On Behance, he/she is listed as Van Saarland, from Hameenlinna, Finland.

Typefaces from 2011: Teotihuacan (inspired by a Mexican poster), Micra (a monospaced OCR-A font), Fast Driving, Rendez-Vous (a condensed serif font inspired by the cover of "The Essential Jean Michel Jarre"), Carat Condensed, Carat, Wolfen (a copperplate style condensed face), Futuroid (sci-fi), Instrumenta (after Neville Brody's Industria), Modern Vision (based on the opening credits from The Terminator and The Running Man), Future Earth (futuristic: based on a typeface used in The Terminator logo which is also the base for the font "Earth"), Phatprogy (+Extra Phat).

Typefaces from 2012: Modus Operandi, Ikonomi (squarish sans), Genera, Hexathrone, Liquid Crystal Serif, Wulthraesk (constructivist), Electionale, Major (a high contrast didone), Commandant (2012, like Futura Stencil), Comfutur (a beautiful stencil typeface with a bit of Futura Black), Qode (a retro-futuristic LED style typeface), Graphyto (a heavy slab face), Heavy Royale, Thiage (Thai simuation face), Bravis, Cirquetry, Solidis, Velocifero (bilined), Heavy Royale, Jet Set Groove, Reactor A1 (futuristic stencil), Polymoda (an abstract font), Lino II, Sequencer (+Condensed), Hertzace (square retro-futurist), Cifira (art deco), Saturation (monoline sans), Katana (+Bold, +Condensed), Countura (abstract and minimalist), Stripelane (horizontally striped), Vortexa (in the style of Data 70), In Nomine Matrix, Afterburner, Afterburner Phase II, High Rise (Western typeface), Sulaco, Polaroid, Tech Noir (a dot matrix typeface based on the nightclub sign from The Terminator), Slabbers II, Windician (art deco), Cryptocube, DMC 12, Ken Jp (oriental simulation typeface), PxlSQ, Scorpione, Monotronic, Advancer (dot matrix face), Avico, Discolyde, Film Sequence, Modern Vision (based on an unknown typeface which was used in the opening credits of The Terminator, The Running Man, Class of 1999, and also used on Robert A. Heinlein's book covers (there's a font called Heinlein which is similar)), Cromagnon, Gace, Midora Sans, Squarium (constructivist), Cheque Matte (octagonal), Plusminus, Advancer Lite, Magnetofunk (retro-futuristic), Integrafia (piano key stencil face), Network9, Cechida, Rendez-Vous (condensed square slab face), Rendez-Vous II, Equantum, Karelian Stencil, Cryptocube, Neolexia, Ambiente, Stencilae (stencil), Linearis (horizontally striped), Contrafacia A and B (horizontally striped faces), Stereovision, Hypetron (based on the TRON logo), Degré (hexagonal), Typorabilis, Wunderkind (kitchen tile face), Kiova Captura, Biomehanika.

Typefaces from 2013: Starast Maxi, Starast Next, Lugar, Siquid (dot matrix face), Devico (constructivist), Meco (based on Meco's logo), Confiant A, Confiant B, Zerusta, Carat, Combonaut, Jet Set Groove, Cifira, Gace, Condensbit, Synditon, Abciria, Vulthraesk, Rendez-Vous (+II), Instrumenta (based on Neville Brody's Industria), Saturation, RndEX, Rewinder, Power Electronics (an octagonal typeface based on the Captain Power logo), Obsidian Deco (a gorgeous fat piano key typeface), Electrone, Plusminus, Connector Module, Scorpione, Perficio, XOX Design, Da Capo (bold slab serif), Gradiator, Phatprogy, Genexus, Finica Sharp Script, Power Electronics (based on the Captain power logo), Aftertouch (a wide sans), Telecharger, Vicenti, Modicea, Submachine (based on Stanley Davis's Amelia), Genera Deux (a computer font), Genexe, Network 9 (connect-the-dots), Square Earth, Future Earth (trekkie font), Cechida, Supernature, Siberiada (a great Russian simulation typeface with a medieval touch), Defigma (bilined), Carat, Back to the future (based on the movie logo; called Rewinder on FontStruct), Vibrion (techno face), Connector Module, Wunderkind (a tiled typeface), Yaguar, Pacific Serif (slab serif), Aerogenes (wide techno font), Windician, Commandant (a wide art deco stencil face).

Typefaces from 2014: Twiphex, Waremann, Future Earth (sci-fi based on an old Terminator logo), Wolfen, Waltraud, Carat, Teotihuacan, Rendez-Vous (+II), Major (didone), Ambiente, Kiova Captura (based on the font used in Kiev camera manuals), Future Earth (based on the logo for The Terminator), Glissando, Cheque Matte (athletic lettering font), Vibrixean (sci-fi), Licoricette, Electrone (octagonal), Protagon (Greek simulation), Rewinder, Ardeus (futuristic, LED simulation), Techsyna (sci-fi), Rezonans (piano key style), Modern Vision, Trideko Display (multilined typeface), Xeometro (octagonal), Verbica, Megalith (a great black slab), Calibro.

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Yve Ludwig

Yve Ludwig studied graphic design at Yale College in 2000, and received an MFA in graphic design at the Yale School of Art in 2005. Before joining Pentagram, she worked as a graphic designer at Yale University in the Office of the University Printer, where she art directed and designed projects commissioned by clients throughout the university. Since 2012, she has her own studio.

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Zetafonts

Zetafonts is a font foundry created by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Debora Manetti. Almost all of these fonts were created as part of the design process for logos and printed materials. Many were created for the experimental magazine ego[n]. Foundry in Florence, Italy, although the Behance page places them in the United States. [z]fonts is the font development section of Studio Kmzero, a Florence (Italy) based Design and Communication Agency. Studio Kmzero is an Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini.

Also called ZeroFont.

Francesco Canovaro and Adolfo Monti are the designers of the simple bold sans typeface Arista (2007). They also made the basic sans faces Cibreo, zProzak-Bold, zProzak and zProzakLight in 2006, and Sugo in 2007. We also find Antipasto (2007, clean elegant sans, by Matteo Di Iorio), Arsenale White and ArsenaleBlue (2009, children's hands, done by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Jonathan Calugi), Bistecca (2005, a bellissima extra-condensed serif font created for ego[n] 5 and for the cover of ego[n] 4), Braciola (2006; monospaced and octagonal, with stencil styles added), Bubblebody, Byron (2006, handwriting), Delizioso (2008, art deco), Docporn (comic book style), Duepuntezero, Handvetica (2005, arched), Happyfruhzero, Modulo3 (2008, an artsy beauty), New Romantic (curly grunge), Prozak (2006), Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006, free download at OFL), Senzacuore, Square80 (2009), Sugo, Taller Evolution (2009, geometric sans), Taller, Tallest (2009, ultra-condensed), Targa Monospace (inspired by license plate lettering), Targa (2002), TargaMS (2002), TargaMSHand (2002), Tutor (2006, rectangular, pixelish---what I call a piano key font), Toller (2009, ultra-condensed), Filetto (2009, a sans modeled after DIN 1451 done with Francisco Canovaro and Katiuscia Mari).

In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro codesigned Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra).

Dafont link. MyFonts link.

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Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)
[Francesco Mistico Canovaro]

Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. Dafont link. Canovaro's Behance link. Also called ZeroFont and Zetafonts. Typefaces:

  • A Day Without Sun (2014, by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini).
  • Another Shabby (2014, by Francesco Canovaro).
  • Antipasto (2007, by Matteo Di Iorio). A clean elegant sans by Canovaro.
  • Arista (2007) and Arista 2.0 (2010). A simple rounded bold sans typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro and Adolfo Monti.
  • Arsenale White and Arsenale Blue (2009). Children's hands, done by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro, Andrea Mi, Debora Manetti, Katiuscia Mari, and Jonathan Calugi.
  • Bistecca (2005). A bellissima extra-condensed serif font created for ego[n] 5 and for the cover of ego[n] 4.
  • Braciola (2006). Monospaced and octagonal, with stencil styles added.
  • Byron (2006). Handwriting.
  • In 2010, Canovaro designed the Bubblebody Fat and Bubbleboddy Extra Light.
  • Cibreo. A basic sans typeface by Canovaro and Monti.
  • Delizioso (2008). Art deco.
  • Digitalino (2013).
  • Docporn (comic book style).
  • Duepuntozero (2010). By Canovaro.
  • Filetto (2009). A sans modeled after DIN 1451 done by Canovaro, Debora Manetti and Katiuscia Mari.
  • Handvetica (2005). Arched.
  • Happy Frush Zero (2014). A random note font.
  • Modulo3 (2008). An artsy beauty.
  • New Romantic (curly grunge).
  • Panforte (2013) and Panforte Serif (2013): hand-drawn typefaces.
  • Prozak. Consists of zProzak-Bold, zProzak and zProzakLight (2006). A basic sans typeface by Canovaro and Monti.
  • Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006). Free download at OFL.
  • Square80 (2009).
  • Sugo (2007). By Canovaro and Monti.
  • Taller (2009, ultra-condensed), Taller Evolution (2009), Tallest (2009, ultra-condensed).
  • Targa Monospace. Inspired by license plate lettering.
  • Targa (2002), TargaMS (2002), TargaMSHand (2002).
  • Tutor (2006). Rectangular, pixelish---what I call a piano key font.

Behance link. Zetafonts home page. Klingspor link.

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Zhalgas Kassymkulov
[Architaraz Type]

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