TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun May 19 06:05:58 EDT 2013
Piano key typefaces
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 face 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] ⦿
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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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.
Afrojet Type Foundry
John Skelton is a type designer from St. Paul, MN, b. 1973. Some sources have him located in Portland, OR, though. 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. Cargo Collective link. Behance link. Home page. Dafont link.
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).
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 (handprinted), 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] ⦿
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 face ever made by anyone using FontStruct), Bencraft.
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).
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 (2012, a paint splatter face), Alt Sku (2012, ornamental didone face), Alt Robotechnica (pixel face), Exodus (2012, a blackletter style straight-edged typeface), Juk01 (2012, an ornmaental mechanical typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Graphic designer and photographer in Sydney, who created the stylish piano key bespoke typeface Ficka in 2013.`
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).
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 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 as minimum: 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 Tungsten.
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).
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] ⦿
Born in Brooklyn in 1940, he graduated from New York City Community College. Barry worked for Sandgren & Murtha, New York as agraphic designer.
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] ⦿
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).
Creator of various display typefaces including the kitchen tile face Voltrona (2011, a kitchen tile typeface), Hate (2012), the kitchen tile typeface Metgeo (2012), the monoline sans face Duplica (2012), the piano key typeface Lucreow (2012: Lucreow is a permutation of Crouwel), Caladan (2012, fat blackletter), Hague (2012, angular), the Bauhaus-style face Joi (2012), the blackletter face 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] ⦿
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. [Google] [More] ⦿
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).
Désigne (was: Calame Design)
Creator of the double-lined Margarette 01 (2008), the piano key face Désigne (2010), the sans display face Explora (2010), the elliptic Bagadek (2010), Fontastique (2010), Rajkeys (2010), the geometric sans Violette01 (2009), the octagonal face 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).
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Creator of Arrivals and Departures (2011, sans display face), Ask My Flashlight (2011, a bold and bouncy comic book style face), Quiet the Thief (2011, spurred face), Raila Skies (2011, a handprinted face done with Ralia Staggs), Hello Arson (2011, grunge), and Badcap (2011, grunge).
Typefaces from 2012: Monster Monster.
Dafont link. The free faces at Dafont included the grunge face Devotion and Desire (2005), and Something Dangerous, and the handprinted face Meet The Submarine (2011). Many more were added to the free list in 2013. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990) of the spindly handwriting face Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of 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.
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 face Nueva Letra (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and Roubaix (2013, a squarish family named after the movie music score composer François Roubaix).
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] ⦿
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:
Font Studio Four
Paul Bokslag is a Kilkenny, Ireland-based type designer.
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: 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.
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 face 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: 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).
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.
Francesco Mistico Canovaro
Gene Buban (aka geneus1) is the creative and prolific designer at FontStruct in 2008-2009 of these faces:
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, handprinted 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).
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Located in Ithaca, NY, the Hiscott Foundry started producing fonts in 2008: Piano (2008, inspired by piano keys), Asimov (2008, handwriting), Kopa (2008, handprinted). Additions in 2009: Vapor (curly hand). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dick Pape digitized these typefaces in 2009-2010, based on a source called Hula Fonts: Acorn House, BallTerminals, CableScriptCameo, CableScriptRegular (a paperclip family), CableScriptThin, CableScriptThinCameo, CurbDesire, DiscoDeco, EcoLeaf (a piano key typeface), HulaRibbon1 (prismatic), HulaRibbon2, Softsquare.
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.
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, which i created with a bamboo-pen.
Typo Passage is a high-contrast piano key display typeface.
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 face 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.
Jason Matthew Everett
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] ⦿
Portuguese designer (b. 1980) of the gorgeous writing face Dry Ink (2004), of the script face arpadhw (2004), of the sans faces PB (2008) and Often (2007), and of the squarish display face MinaR (2003). He is working on the stencil face Maple (2007). Based in Lisbon.
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] ⦿
FontStruct artist who made the upright retro connected script face Flapjacks (2008), the filled-in octagonal face Oppression (2008), the heavy display faces Private Dick (2009, +SmallCaps), Facestomper (2009), Science Fiction (2009), Oppression (2009), Dystemic (2009), the pixel face Pixco (2009) and the kitchen tile face Nine (2008). Latest fonts from 2009: Rodney (alarm clock letters), Sophisticate (pixelish), Rhodesia (piano key font). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 1925-1932, 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.
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:
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.
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.
Buenos Aires-based designer of the great totalitarian face 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] ⦿
Justin Thomas Kay
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 face 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).
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:
Graphic designer in Ankara and now Istanbul, Turkey. Creator of KTN Fingerwriting (2011), Uzun (2012, piano key typeface), Istanbul (2013, a bilined headline face), and Sans Serif Didot (2011, a Peignotian face).
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.
Letters en Plaatjes
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).
Spanish designer in Madrid who created the free pixelish face Houndstooth in 2007 for Neo2, a Spanish magazine. Behance link. His creations 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.
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] ⦿
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 face Nido.
Nick and Adam Hayes
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2004
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 BF (a Broadway style face 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 face 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
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 face 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 face after a Richard Gans handwriting face from 1933, Gloria), Ransom Clearcut NF (an extension of Will Ransom's 1920s caps-only face 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 face 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 face based on a logotype by the same name of Joan Trochut Blanchard, ca. 1940s), Smackeroo NF (2005, engraved US dollar-bill style face based on Steelplate, a monocase face from ca. 1900 by Barnhart Brothers&Spindler), Snooty Fox NF (an elegant face 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 face 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 Conners 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
Typefaces made by Nick Curtis from 2006, not listed elsewhere on these pages: Magic Lantern NF, Duly Noted NF (after an ATF face 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), Faerie Queen NF (based on a typeface named Titania from a 1930s specimen book from the Fundición Richard Gans), Red 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 face 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 face 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 face 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
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 face based on the ATF face Rodeo), Haut Relief (a 3d face based on a 1960s face 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 face 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 face based on Milton Glaser's Baby Fat). In the 1970s, Vincent Pacella made a Photolettering Egyptian headline face 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 was digitized as Loose Caboose NF. 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 face originally released in 1929 as Gravure by the London foundry of C. W. Shortt. Tall Scrawl NF (2007) is an original Curtis handprinted 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
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 face 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 face by Frederic Goudy called Franciscan. Morning Glory (2008) is a simple display face 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 face 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 face 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
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 (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 face 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 face called Oxford), Bellwether Antique NF (after a 1913 face 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 face based on Morris Fuller Benton's Announcement Roman, designed for American Type Founders in 1917), USA Resolute NF (a unicase headline face 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
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 face 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 face by Vincent Pacella), Cartella NF (a 3d beveled shadow face 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 face Pracht Antiqua Schmallfett, which was designed by Carl Pracht for the Norddeutsche Schriftgießerei in 1942), Gitfiddler NF (a futuristic oblique face based on the lettering on a package of Gibson guitar strings from the 1950s) , Seta Reta NF (after Walter Diethelm's 1965 VGC face Arrow), Kleukens Kursiv NF (after Kleukens Scriptura, 1926 by F.W. Kleukens), Kallilu NF (a display face, after George Piscitelle's VGC face 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 face 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 face 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 face based on Dave Davison's Dimensional from the 1970s. Old Softy NF (2010) is a rounded face based on Round Gothic (Keystone Type Foundry, 1884 catalog). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nick Curtis: Typefaces from 2011
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 face 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 face modeled on Dektiv in Homage to the Alphabet. Bazoo Tow NF (2011) is a fun fattish headline face that is a faithful reroduction of Basuto (1927, Stanley Baxter for Stephenson Blake). Are You Shaw NF (2011) is an all-caps blackboard bold face inspired by Pygmalion, a face 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 face inspired by an alphabet of Alf R. Becker. Relampago NF (2011) revives Hans Möhring's bilined face Elegante Lichte (1928). Squirrely Shirley NF (2011) is a bouncy face 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 face 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 Antigua. 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] ⦿
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 face in the Bauhaus and piano key styles. It was inspired by the work of Josef Albers.
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). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pixel font specialist who created these pixel typefaces using FontStruct in 2013: 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 Strongness, fs Sor, 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.
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).
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). [Google] [More] ⦿
Reserves (or: AE Type)
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 face 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 face 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 face 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 face 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.
Ronnie Dela Cruz
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 face Brock Bold (2011) based on a compass and ruler design.
Scorpy Design Studio
Samara, Russia-based designer of several experimental typefaces in 2010-2013. These include 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, Worm Form, Middle, Bendliner (paperclip font), Mobile Module, Constructure, Twillinger (modular), Longliner (piano key face 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), Unnecessary Element, Circle In Sphere, New Paisley, Vertigo Vertical.
Sergi Delgado is a graphic designer and illustrator in Barcelona. He created the piano key modular stencil typeface Gado (2013).
Studio Kmzero (or: ZeroFont)
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:
Swifty Typografix (was: Command (Z))
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] ⦿
Graphic designer in Lugo, Spain. He created the multiline piano key face Typofunk (2011) and the experimental circular arc-themed face Chained (2011). Creator of the experimental typeface OVNY (2011), which has not a single crved section, and looks extraterrestrial to me. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Northern Block (TNB)
The Northern Block (TNB) is Jonathan Hill's foundry based in Leeds and/or Sheffield and/or Newcastle, UK, est. 2006. The designer is Jonathan Hill (b. Sheffield, 1971) who lives in Warrington, UK. Home page. Free fonts by him at Dafont and Fontspace.
Typefaces from 2006-2008: 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 face 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 face re-worked from the original 1970s movie poster The Battle For The Planet Of The Apes), Sylar Stencil, Aldo Open.
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 face 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.
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).
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.
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: Neugol (a geometroc sans with slanted cuts).
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] ⦿
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:
Typotheticals (was: F.O.N.Type)
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:
Version Type Foundry (was: Industrial-Organic.Net)
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] ⦿
FontStruct artist who in 2008 created Jaguarundi and Jaguarandi Scanline, two African look fonts. He also made the slab serif face 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) and Starfokker.
Fonts made as Will I in 2010 include iSlab, Asgard Annarr, Slubscript, Jettletter, Zingaling LC, MiniMallow, LitBit, WPA Go Thin (nice mechanical face 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 face cloned from Intaglio's Zingaling), W Stripes The Font (texture face), Polygonal ii (octagonal and counterless), Ohm Run Slab, Djangogh 2x (fat piano key face), fs Cogni (bike chain font), fs Cognate (similar), fs Pythagoras, fs Rondeau.
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 1963-1984, 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.
His typeface Gridnik (1974), an octagonal face 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.
Many have continued along the path shown by Crouwel:
Commercial fonts at this boutique type foundry and publisher operating in Tokyo. 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.
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 face 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: Submachine (based on Stanley Davis's Amelia), Telecharger, Genera Deux (a computer font), Genexe, Network 9 (connect-the-dots), Square Earth, Future Earth (trekkie font), Supernature, Siberiada (a great Russian simulation face 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).
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.
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 face 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, Sala de Fiestas (2005-2006), Senzacuore, Square80 (2009), Sugo, Taller Evolution (2009, geometric sans), Taller, Tallest 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).
FontStructor from Shanghai, Kazakhstan (b. 1986), aka architaraz.
He made a gridded modular face 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: 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 typeface), Cocomi.