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Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
Adobe offers a free web font service in partnership with Google. Initially, there are about 500 fonts to choose from. They appear to coincide largely with the Google Web Fonts. Adobe's contributions consist of Source Sans Pro (2012), Source Serif (2014, see also here, and at CTAN), and Source Code Pro. They can also be downloaded from CTAN. In 2021, Frank Griesshammer updated Source Serif. This new version of Source Serif supports six weights and five optical sizes, both in static and variable formats. Design changes were made from the original Source Serif Pro.
They write: Adobe will be applying its considerable font expertise to improving and optimizing a number of the open source fonts that are available in both Google Web Fonts and Edge Web Fonts. The teams from Typekit, Adobe Type, and Google Web Fonts are working to identify which fonts will benefit the most from our attention, and how we can best approach improving their rendering and performance. Efforts will include hinting some fonts for better rendering at smaller sizes, plus a number of other optimizations. All of these contributions will themselves remain open source.
Github download site. CTAN archive link. Source Serif Pro at Google Web Fonts. Source Serif at Github. Source Sans Pro at Google Web Fonts. Source Sans Pro for the TeX crowd. Source Serif Pro for the TeX people. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the Agave font between 2013 and 2019. He writes: Agave was an attempt at making a small, monospaced, outline font that would be geometrically regular and simple. The endeavor was motivated by a deep adoration of old-school console bitmap fonts, of Consolas, of Pragmata Pro, as well as a novice's curiosity for typographical design. When it came to establishing a "simple" design scheme, the natural inclination was to separate the glyph design concerns into that of "frame" and "trait". By frame, we refer to the naive geometric extent of a glyph and its parts. And by trait, we mean, for example, the "way" in which a stroke curves, or the relationship between one part of a glyph and another. Adhering to personal tastes, bone-deep laziness, and the quirky spirit of old computer terminal fonts, the delineations of frame and trait amounted to two mathematical patterns: the power of two and the golden ratio. That is of course an understatement. This wonderful font has almost 5000 glyphs, half of them useful icons. To be sure, many of these glyphs were added by Ryan McIntyre in his Nerd Fonts version of Agave in 2020.
Type designer (formerly Alan Greene) who is presently at MvB Design in charge of font production. Before that, he was head of custom font creation at FontShop San Francisco, and was also briefly at T26.
Milan, Italy-based designer of the rounded monospaced programming font PixelCoding (2013-2015). Alan says that he was inspired by Elysium Film Hex. Behance link. Alan is senior designer at Ferrari and Pininfarina. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Detroit, MI. Designer at FontStruct in 2009 of the extra condensed typeface Vertigo. In 2012, he made Bar Sans, a free headline sans that was inspired by all of the old hand made signage found along Eight Mile Boulevard in Detroit. Good Enough (2012) is a free monospaced programming font. [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 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: Terminal One (a basic sans), Fanomino, Fontris (like Tetris), Schlaraffenland (+Variant: great rounded sans family), Crystalline, Tick Brush, Manuale Neue Bold, Terminal One, Sanspura, Italics Study, Mundane Black Extended, Heavy Grain, Wineshop Stencil, Folds and Rhizones, Viva Las Inline.
Fonts from 2015: Augustine, Coleridge, Framtid, Licht-Sans, Quire-Bold, Quire, Static-Grotesk, Tattoo-Parlour, The-Gift-Serif, Tuileries-Black, Usual-Type, Ziseleur, Zungenschlag, Blackesteverblack.
AlgolRevived is a free revival in 2017 by Michael Sharpe of the (photo)font Algol by Adrian Frutiger whose sole use was for printing ALGOL code in a manual: It is not meant to be a general purpose text font---the spacing is not optimized for that, being designed instead for printing computer code, where each letter should be distinct and text ligatures are banished. It seems to work well with the listings package, designed for exactly that purpose. Unusually for such a font, it is not monospaced, though perhaps this is no longer the issue it was in the days of FORTRAN. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 ain the piano key style, +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 (hipster style), 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 ornamental mechanical, or steampunk, typeface), Alt Sake (a thin condensed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Ren (a free vintage display typeface family).
The free fonts as of 2015: ALTBELY, AltJoli, AltPixelsGoneBad, AltRe32-Duo, AltRe32-Normal, AltRenDuo, AltRenRegular, AltRenRetro, AltRenShadow, AltRetroBlack, AltRetroBold, AltRetroLight, AltRetroRegular, AltRetroThin, Alt-Twitchy, AltVxt11, Altapollo13, AltAeon-Black, AltAeon-Bold, AltAeon-Light, AltAeon-Medium, AltAeon-Thin, AltAeonRegular, AltAxlDeco, AltAxlRegular, AltDEVILE, AltGeko-AltGeko, AltMateyv2-Black, AltRobotechnica, AltSku, AltSkuItalic, AltUAV31, AltWet, Altapollo13-Black, Altapollo13, althazer, altsmaq2.8, altsmaq4.8, altsmaq6.8, altsmaq8.8, altexodus, altfatgami, altfatitalic, altfatregular, altfoldgami.
Typefaces from 2016: Sadistic (a free scratchy font), System Code (free programming font).
Typefaces from 2017: Rekt, Rogue (free).
Typefaces from 2018: Alt Catwalk (a fashion mag typeface family), Frantic, Looper (a compass-and-ruler font), Silent Scream (a free dry brush font). free).
Tabriz, Iran-based designer (b. 1990) of these typefaces:
Computer and software specialist. He made the Meslo LG font in 2010. As he says, Meslo LG is a customized version of Apple's Menlo-Regular font (which is a customized Bitstream Vera Sans Mono). He did not like certain spacing decisions in Menlo, and so decided to make Meslo LG, where LG stands for Line Gap. The free family, made in 2009-2010, consists of these styles: MesloLGL-Bold, MesloLGL-BoldItalic, MesloLGL-Italic, MesloLGL, MesloLGM-Bold, MesloLGM-BoldItalic, MesloLGM-Italic, MesloLGM, MesloLGS-Bold, MesloLGS-BoldItalic, MesloLGS-Italic, MesloLGS. [Google] [More] ⦿
Copenhagen-based designer (b. 1986) of Tal (2014), a full set of numerals in many weights for use on small devices. Tal is advertized as free, but there are no download buttons anywhere.
In 2014, he also created the Open Source fonts Gidole Play (later renamed Gidolinya) and Gidole Sans [micropage], which is patterned after DIN 1451 and uses Euler spirals. Dedicated page for Gidole Sans. Github link for Gidole.
In 2015, he published Gidole Regular and the monoline sans programming font families Monoid and Mono 16, which cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Gidole was forked and extended in 2016 at Open Font Library by Cristiano Sobral as Normung.
He modified the free M+ font to design MonoMusic for chords and tabs.
Designer of the free font family Luculent (2014, Open Font Library), scalable, monospaced, geometric sans serif screen fonts designed for programmers. Both Latin and Cyrillic are covered. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian type designer. He created the free monospaced Anka Coder family in 2010, which was developed for printing of source code. The fonts cover Latin and Cyrillic, among other things. The font names: AnkaCoder-C75-b, AnkaCoder-C75-bi, AnkaCoder-C75-i, AnkaCoder-C75-r, AnkaCoder-C87-b, AnkaCoder-C87-bi, AnkaCoder-C87-i, AnkaCoder-C87-r, AnkaCoder-b, AnkaCoder-bi, AnkaCoder-i, AnkaCoder-r. Download sites: Google Code Archive, Google, Open Font Library. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alternate URL. The history of all fonts used and produced by Cupertino, CA-based Apple. A brief summary of this:
The Apple Design team won two awards at 25 TDC in 2022, pne for SF Arabic (a contemporary interpretation of the Naskh style with a rational and flexible design; this extension of San Francisco serves as the Arabic system font on Apple platforms. Like San Francisco, SF Arabic features nine weights and variable optical sizes that automatically adjust spacing and contrast based on the point size of text. The typeface features an extensive repertoire that covers numerous vocalization, tone and poetic marks, extended vowel signs, honorifics and Quranic annotations. SF Arabic provides support across the following languages: Arabic, Kashmiri, Kurdish, Sorani, Mazanderani, Northern Luri, Pashto, Persian, Rohingiya, Sindhi, Urdu, and Uyghur) and SF Symbols 3 (over 600 new symbols including representations of devices, game controllers, health, communication, objects, and tools; it prides greater control over how color is applied to symbols, and has a variable font srtyle as well). [Google] [More] ⦿
Arrow Type (or: Typefloundry, or: Recursive Design)
Stephen Nixon (b. South Dakota) was an undergraduate student at the University of Minnesota in the Twin Cities. After that, he moved to New York City to work as a product designer at IBM. There, he focused on visual design & UX for software products, then moved into brand experience design within IBM Watson. Stephen lives in Brooklyn, NY, where he operates Arrow Type, taking on freelance type design & development work. In 2018, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. He runs Arrow Type. His typefaces:
Programmer and font technologist in Hefei, China. He wrote a parametric program that can create fonts. His first adventure is the gorgeous (monoline monospaced) programming font Iosevka (2015), which is completely free: for the source code, see Github. It has 7 weights and 6 styles and is entirely programmed. Belleve says that he was inspired by Pragmata Pro, M+ and PF DIN Mono. Github link to the releases. The font covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, and is narrower than many fonts in order to be compatible with CJK characters. A tour de force that deserves an award. The 27-style Iosevka Extended was released in 2020. Jozsika (2015-2017) is a customized version of Iosevka Curly. Github link. Aardvark Sans (2020) by a mystery author is also based on Iosevka.
In 2019, he released the free semi-monospaced font Zapus Sans. It is based on his earlier typeface Iosevka Aile.
Sarasa Gothic (2020) is a CJK programming font based on Iosevka and Source Han Sans.
Designer of the multistyle free monospaced octagonal and pixel font family Bedstead (2017), covering, Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Hebrew, mathematics, and a slew of other things. He explains: Bedstead is an outline font based on the characters produced by the Mullard SAA5050 series of Teletext Character Generators. The SAA5050 is familiar to those of a certain age as the chip that produced the MODE 7 display on the BBC Microcomputer. It generates characters from a 5x9 pixel matrix, smoothing diagonal lines to produce an interlaced 10x18 matrix for each character. Bedstead extends that algorithm to continuity, converting a 5x9 pixel grid into an outline with smooth diagonals. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bigelow&Holmes was founded by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Charles Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit) is a type designer and teacher, who runs his own studio, Bigelow&Holmes. Bigelow was a colleague of Donald Knuth at Stanford University when Knuth developed his Computer Modern typeface family for TeX. In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media. Before that, he taught at Stanford University, Rhode Island School of Design, and other institutions. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:
Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in Eindhoven, The Netherlands (and before that, The Hague). Pieter van Rosmalen (Eindhoven, The Netherlands) studied advertising and graphic design at Sint Lucas in Boxtel and graduated from the postgraduate Type & Media program at the Royal Academy of Art (KABK) in The Hague in 2002. He runs Bold Monday's Eindhoven office.
In 2018, Bold Monday joined The Type Network.
Pieter van Rosmalen has designed retail as well as custom typefaces for clients worldwide, such as NBC Universal, Audi AG, General Electric and KPN. One of Pieter's designs is used for street signs in South Korea. Pieter's retail typefaces in the Bold Monday catalog include
Bold Monday also has typefaces by other designers. In 2012, Bold Monday published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd. Oskar (2002-2013). They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929. In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly) which is based on designs by Oscar Reutersvärd.
Further typefaces include Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Naomi (1999) and Pixel Package.
GE Inspira Sans and Serif (Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen, Bold Monday) won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
In 2018, Pieter published the experimental pixel-inspired typeface family Alterego.
Typefaces from 2021: Stanley: Bold and broad-shouldered, Stanley is a poster typeface collection in three styles rooted in the first sans-serif designs of the 19th century---the grotesques. Stanley is available in Normal, Stencil, and Stencil Rough.
Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today (Futura Today, 2012, with Paul van der Laan), and NBC Universal. For Holland Festival in 2014, Paul van der Laan designed the stencil typeface HF Stencil (in collaboration with design studio Thonik, Amsterdam, and Diana Ovezea), a design inspired by Glaser Stencil.
Designer at Open Font Library of these free fonts: Deja Vu Markup (2016, a modification of Bitstream's free font Deja Vu Sans mono from 2003), Inconsolata LGC Markup (2016, based on Inconsolata LGC (2006, Raph Levien)). [Google] [More] ⦿
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Hong Kong-based type designer who co-designed the 5-style sans family HF HySans in 2020 with Jiying Lee at HyFont Studio. In 2021, Tsau released the 5-style monospaced typeface HF Monorita (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Programmer in Baltimore, MD, who designed the free (open source) monospaced typeface Hack (2015) specifically for writing source code.
A free typewriter typeface family published in 2014 at the Open Font Library: Bitstream's Courier 10 Pitch v. 2.0 was donated to the X Consortium under the MIT license in 1990. The license permits modifying and distributing the font. Courier Code is Bitstream's Courier 10 Pitch with two minor modification. The lowercase "L" has been altered to distinguish it more clearly from the number one. The zero has been modified to more clearly distinguish it from the uppercase "O". These changes make it more suitable for use in programming. [Google] [More] ⦿
Crestaco is a design and software development studio founded by Javier Rodriguez Cos (aka Madonna Mark II, b. 1972, Tarragona, Spain) and located in El Morell, Spain. Javier Cos is a graphic, type, and video game designer. His first typeface is Anvylon (2012), which is monospaced for use in programming and tabular material. Its rounded monoline design is reminiscent of the type used in early video terminals and line printers. Seleniak (2012) is based on the logo of the eponymous MSX video game. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
This Chinese page compares fonts for coding and for small screens: Courier New, Andale Mono, Monaco, Profont, Monofur, Proggy, Droid Sans Mono, Deja Vu Sans Mono, Consolas and Inconsolata. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer from Seoul, Korea. At S-Core, he co-designed the squarish Latin/Hangul typeface Core Dodam (2011), the shadow outline typeface Core Bandi (2012) and the hand-printed Core Narae (2011) with Hyun-Seung Lee. Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans G (geometric), Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean (Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)).
In 2013, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the layered type system Core Circus---as a reaction to the hugely successful Trend typeface by Latinotype, I guess. The slab version is Core Magic (2014). See also Core Circus Rough (2014) and Core Magic Rough (2014), both jointly designed by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. Core Slab M (2013) is a 31-style companion of Core Sans M---it is a soft rounded slab with some seriffy tails mixed in with standard slab terminals. Core Mellow (2013) is a condensed organic rounded sans family that comes in 21 weights.
In 2014, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham co-designed Core Sans D, Core Sans A, Core Rhino, Core Narae Pro (a Comic Sans alternative) and Core Deco (a 14-style art deco family). Core Escher (A and B) (2014) is a typeface family with impossible optical illusions, created by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. Core Paint (2014) is a grungy paint-splatter typeface family by Dong-Kwan Kim, Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm.
In 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim co-designed the grotesque typeface family Core Sans E and added the soft and rounded Core Sans R to the S-Core Sans series, as well as Core Sans B. In 2016, they added the rounded small x-height family Core Sans BR and the geometric sans family Core Sans C. The rounded version of Core Sans A, called Core Sans AR was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. The rounded version of Care Sans C, called Core Sans CR, was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm, and Dong-Kwan Kim. The neutral Core Serif N was added in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aka Code Warrior. American creator (b. 1965) of the squarish typeface Smooth Pet (2015), which is based on the font used on the Commodore PET. He also made DEC Terminal Modern (2015), which is based on the font of the Digital Electronics Corp's VT220 video terminal (circa 1983). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Portland, ME-based designer of the free polka dotted typerface Tilastia (2015).
Designer, with Susan G. Lesch, of a free Mac bitmap font: Anonymous is a nonproportional or monospaced 9 point bitmap font designed for programming, and for distinguishing between characters that can easily be confused in the Macintosh reserved ROM font Monaco 9. Mark Simonson created the freeware monospace truetype version Anonymous (2001). See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
David Jonathan Ross
His typefaces from 2016: Formatif Std (sans), Fortika Display (first published by Regario), Mono RGO (an octagonal typeface family first published by Vial Work, it has one free weight), and Metrisch (first designed with Gumpita Rahayu). I have no clue as to who is who in this Indonesian conundrum. I suspect that Deni Anggara only did the artwork and not the fonts, but it would be great if he could say that up front. He designed Fold No.21 Mono and Neutrif Pro.
Typefaces from 2019: Regio Mono (a great monospaced choice, even as a programming font), Folito (a stylish modernist sans at Indian Type Foundry), Blimone and Blimone Inktrap, Aktifo (a geometric sans by Deni Anggara and Boyan Nurdiansyah). Aktifo, in 28 styles, covers Latin and Cyrillic.
Typefaces from 2020: Bombay Mono (an octagonal typeface at Indian Type Foundry), Fracktif (geometric and grotesk at the same time).
Yet another foundry of Nagoya, Japan-based designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Flat-It, Prop-A-Ganda, and Holiday Type. The first download is the industrial grotesk typeface Bebas Neue (2010), which was followed in 2014 by Bebas Kai, in 2018 by Bebas Neue Semi Rounded and Bebas Neue Rounded, and in 2019 by Bebas Neue Pro. Bebas Neue can now be had for free at Open Font Library and at FontFabric, where new weights and a Cyrillic were added. Bebas Neue v2 is free at Github and Google Fonts. Dedicated web site.
The connected signage typeface Sneaker Script and the 19th century set of ornaments Gothic Extras followed in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Great Victorian (2012) follows the prototypical Victorian style.
In 2015, Dharma Type published the great ultra-black creamy signage script Piepie. In 2016, he published the powerful layered Mighty Slab.
Typefaces from 2017: Pansy Bo (calligraphic), Nothing (script), Daisy Lau (calligraphic), Banana (script), Lily Wang (calligraphic), Calling Code (monospaced programming font), Commuters Sans (elegant wide sans), Mighty Slab, Rigid Square (octagonal), Taro (sans), Concrete Stencil.
Typfaces from 2018: Victorian Orchid (a transitional text typeface characterized by a Victorian era A and a frolicking lower case g), Dr Slab (an extraordinary layerable and colorable rounded slab poster typeface), Code Saver (a condensed monospaced programming font), Sometype Mono (a free programming font family; MyFonts link).
Typefaces from 2019: City Boys Soft, City Boys (sans), Slow Tempo (a relaxed sans family), Baby Baby (an experimental layerable font), Dharma Gothic Rounded. Like Dharma Gothic, it is an antiqued condensed sans serif designed inspired by 1800s-style wood type. It comes in 42 styles.
Typefaces from 2022: Debugger (a 6-style octagonal monospaced programming font).
DJR Type (Conway, MA, and before that, Deerfield, MA, and before that Los Angeles, CA, and before that, Lowell, MA) stands for David Jonathan Ross Type. Originally from Los Angeles, he was a student at Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, where he studied information design and typographic tradition. In 2007, he joined Font Bureau as a junior designer and was assisting with custom projects and expanding Font Bureau's retail library. Soon after that, het set up DJR Type. In 2016, DJR Type joined Type Network and pulled all his typefaces from MyFonts. He also runs Font of the Month Club.
In 2018, he was the tenth winner of the Charles Peignot Prize. His typefaces:
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Emtype is the foundry in Barcelona that was founded in 1997 (in Buenos Aires) by Eduardo Manso. Eduardo was born in Buenos Aires in 1972 and studied graphic design at the Escuela de Artes Visuales Martín A. Malharro and at the Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata, both in Mar del Plata. Art director of the Argentinian graphic design mag "el Huevo". He currently lives in Barcelona. His typefaces include the pixel font family Dixplay (2003, Emtype), the grunge font Eroxion (1997) and Rina Linea and Rina (2001), all at Bitstream, the Scotch roman text family Bohemia (2004), Andromeda ([T-26]), Garadonis, Fluxus, Ovalus (2005, free dot matrix face), Relato (2005, advertised as a muscular serif family), Relato Sans (2005, which won an award at TDC2 2006), Merss (2000, ITC), Argot (2004, winner of an award at TDC2 2004), Flour, and Flour Inline.
He custom designed Sunday Times Modern (2008) for the Sunday Times.
Still in 2008, he published Geogrotesque, a semimodular geometric display typeface in 7 styles. Geogrotesque won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. This was followed in 2009 by Geogrotesque Stencil and in 2015 by Geogrotesque Stencil Italic, Geogrotesque Compressed, Geogrotesque Condensed, and Geogrotesque Extra Compressed. In 2016, he added Geogrotesque Slab, in 2018 Geogrotesque Cyrillic, in 2019 Geogrotesque Expanded and in 2020 Geogrotesque Sharp (98 styles, and a variable font).
He created the custom typeface La Grilla.
In 2012 the London agency GBH commissioned Emtype to develop a custom typeface for the Puma football teams for use in the Brazil World Cup 2014 as well as in the national competitions.
Ciutadella (2012) was originally commissioned by Mario Eskenazi's studio. It is a versatile geometric sans serif, a simple, clean and direct family. In 2015, Emtype published Ciutadella Rounded and in 2016 Ciutadella Slab and Ciutadella Display.
Typefaces from 2014: Shentox. This squarish nearly monoline typeface family started out from British license plates.
Camber (2015) is a workhorse sans typeface, slightly squarish and on a geometric base.
Eduardo's keen eye strikes again in the variable width grotesque typeface family Akkordeon (2017), whose black weight will give Impact serious competition. Akkordeon Slab< (2017) is equally impressive.
Other typefaces from 2017: Isotonic (a rounded almost monoline sans typeface based on Ciutadella).
Corporate typefaces: Sunday Times, Lorena Serif (newspaper type; certificate of excellence in TDC2 2007).
Typefaces from 2019: Approach (a low contrast sans in the style of the earliest grotesques, with slightly angled terminals and plenty of elbow pipes, and a characteristic snub nose "1").
Typefaces from 2021: Classike (a 13-style high contrast squarish display typeface inspired by art deco), Chiaroscura (Eduardo writes: inspired by an art technique, Chiaroscura is a display typeface that conveys elegance and finesse; it has high contrast, sharp terminals and compact vertical proportions that makes it ideal for headlines), Inklination (a low x-height neo-grotesque with five romans, ten italics, five monospaced versions and 50 fun fists and icons).
Envy Technologies Ltd
Damien Guard (Envy Technologies Ltd) resides in the parish of St. Peter Port, capital of an island called Guernsey that sits just off the coast of France in the English Channel. He created the screen font families Envy Code A, Envy Code R and Envy Code B (2006). FON and/or truetype formats. See also here. Typedia link.
FontStructor of Curvature (2008-2011), Atari ST (2011), Amstrad CPC (2011), Lickable 5 (2011), Magic 5 (2008), Magic 5 Bold (2008), Subpixel5 (2011), Tiny (2008). Most of these are screen or pixel fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Timisoara, Romania-based designer of Epic Outlines (2015, an icon font with 1000+ vector format icons). It seems trhat there is also a programming font embedded in it. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Etcetera Type Company (or: ETC; was: Finck Font Co)
Alternate URL, called The League of Movable Type. Typedia link. Kernest link. League of Movable Type link. Creative Market link, Klingspor link. Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. YWFT link. Old home page. Behance link. Github link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fábio Duarte Martins
Fabrizio Schiavi Design (or: FSD)
Fabrizio Schiavi was born in Ponte dell'Olio in the Piacenza province in 1971. FSD Fabrizio Schiavi Design in Piacenza was opened in 1998. With Alessio Leonardi, he co-founded Fontology. He also co-launched the experimental graphics magazine Climax in 1994.
Bio at FontFont where he made FF Mode 01, FF 0069, FF GeabOil, FF9600, FF Trade 01, FF Steel Mix, FF Steel Ring, FF Steel Jones.
[T-26] designer of D44 (1994), Lithium (1994, dingbats), Moore895 (1994), Moore899 (1994), Sidewalker (1994), Exit (1988). Many of his typefaces are grungy such as Washed (1994). Some are minimalist, such as Monica Due (1999), Monica (1999), and Eco (2001, developed from a logo in the 70s for Ageco). The latter three fonts are very geometric in nature.
Other fonts: Washed (1994), Parakalein, Aurora Nintendo (1995), Aurora CW (1995), Mode01 (1995), GeabOil (1995), 9600/0069 (1995), Fontology (1995), CP Company (2000: a corporate sans), FSDItems (2001), FSDforMantraVibes (2001), Pragmata (2001, monospace, designed for programs), PragmataFlash (2002, a pixel font), Pragmata Pro (2011, still monospaced), Sys (2002), SysFlash (2002, a pixel font), Sys 2.0 (2012, a condensed sans designed for very small print), Virna (2003, a multiline typeface for Italian MTV, discussed here). The Pragmata and Sys series were optimized for screen usage. In addition, Sys has many ink traps, so it prints well at small sizes, and is more legible than Verdana.
He does some custom typeface design, such as the innovative sans serif family called CP Company (2000). Other clients include Al Hamra Complex Kuwait, Nike, MTV, YU, Beretta, Abitare magazine, Ferrari and Philip Morris.
In 2007, he produced a stencil and signage font, Siruca (see also here), for the Al Hamra Complex, one of highest skyscrapers in the world, located in Kuwait. Siruca Pictograms (2008) is free. In 2015, he followed that up by a non-stencil rounded sans called Sirucanorm: Designed using golden ratio formulas, it's inspired to DIN and Isonorm typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Nove (a German expressionist typeface inspired by B movie typography: Nove freshly reworks exploitation film era movie poster lettering, refitting the genre to a contemporary audience. The expressive typeface was done for a Nike Italy spoof campaign featuring 1970s cult film director Enzo Castellari and a recently found film reel from his archives, featuring several current Italian athletes and American basketball star Kobe Bryant).
The rounded sans typeface Widiba Bank (2015) was co-designed with Jekyll & Hyde in 2015 for the brand identity of the new bank of Gruppo Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
In 2016, he designed the custom corporate typeface R&M in art nouveau style.
In 2020, he released the (variable) retail version of CP Company called oook.
In 2021, he released Nure (a 54-style sans font family that includes a three-axis (weight, optical, width) variable font).
At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the need for more fonts.
Filip Kraus (b. 1986) studied at the Type Design and Typography Studio of the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague, class of 2014. His graduation typeface was Exalt. He designed the BC Mikser typeface (2014: monospaced and perhaps a programming font) and several other typefaces, among them the new typeface for Prague street signs. As a graphic designer he collaborates regularly with Jan Novak. Since 2012 he has worked as a teacher at the Michael Secondary School in Prague. His typefaces are published by Briefcase Type. BC Mikser won an award at TDC 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hans Heitmann or Hans-Richard Heitmann. Typography teacher (b. 1951) at the Fachhochschule Augsburg, Germany. Designer of the Fraktur-Roman hybrid font Fraktoer (1996). He also made the lapidary sans family Galathea (1990, Berthold).
After he set up Finaltype, he released these fonts:
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers 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:
Saint Petersburg, Russia-based designer of the monospaced programming font Lilex (2019), which is based on IBM Plex Mono (by Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen) and inspired by Fira Code. Fontesk link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fonts for coding
Ron Domingue compared fonts used for programming such as Monaco, Inconsolata, Anonymous. In 2001, Mark Simonson designed Anonymous, a TrueType version of Anonymous 9, a freeware bitmap font developed in the mid-90s by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. It was intended as a legible alternative to Monaco, the mono-spaced Macintosh system font. Raph Levien's monospaced programming font Inconsolata (2005) (see also here) is a relative of Franklin Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of free fonts at Open Font Library, such as Generic Mono II Regular (2014) and Generic (2014: +Medium, +Bold, +Regular). A user comments: It's functional on non-offensive, but its limited coverage and lack of bold and italics hold it back. It's hard to fault its basic design though. [Google] [More] ⦿
The free octagonal monospaced programming font simply called 3270 was started in 1989 by Georgia Tech Research Corporation (GTRC), Atlanta, GA. Later updates were made by Jeff Sparkes (1990), Dick Altenbern (2004), Don Russell (2004-2005), Paul Mattes (1993-2011), Ricardo Banffy (2011-2017) and finally Ryan McIntyre of Nerd Fonts (2017), who added a plethora of icons. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gianluca Sandrone is a graphic designer in Perugia and Bolzano. He started working at LaMatilde Studio in Turin, and obtained an MA in communication and graphic design from ISIA in Urbino, Italy, in 2014. In 2015 he started working as a collaborator at Bcpt and CoModo coop. in Perugia. In 2018 he began teaching editorial and graphic design at IID in Perugia.
A wiki on good typefaces for programming (distinguishing between 0 and O, i, 1 and l, 2 and Z, 5 and S, 8 and B, quotes, and so on, are important issues). As of this writing, the list includes the following, with Andale Mono and Bitstream Vera the clear winners:
During his AI studies at the University of Toulouse III, Guillaume Vivies designed New Code (2020), a free programming font with ligatures, forked off Office Code Pro (2015), which in turn is forked off Source Code Pro, the monospaced sans serif originally created by Paul D. Hunt for Adobe Systems Incorporated. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sweden-based designer / programmer who developed a free mono-spaced version of Alexey Kryukov's popular didone font Old Standard, and called it New Heterodox Mono (2019-2021). It is intended as a programming font. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Hasklig monospaced programming font family was designed by Paul D. Hunt and Teo Tuominen from 2010-2012. At (Brazilian UI developer) Thiago Lucio Bittencourt's Github site. Another Github site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who was based in Zurich and is now in London. In 2013, he started work on the sans family Hikari. He writes: Before the Haas Type Foundry released Helvetica in 1957, constructivist sans serif fonts were classified as Grotesk, a term that reflected the dismissive notion of typesetters in previous times. It was Art Deco and the Bauhaus movement, along with modernist architecture, fresh ideas and stricter shapes in interior design, a style influenced by industrial and technological developments, that made Grotesk fonts more popular over time. Ever since the introduction of Helvetica Neue, classicistic sans serif fonts have been domineered by this Swiss style. Over the last six decades, typesetters, designers and typographers remembered and used other constructivist sans serif styles, like Futura and Neuzeit. In the late 1980s, American classics like Trade Gothic and Franklin Gothic were used again in Advertising, so the American newspaper title style has been a second strong influence on sans serif fonts and Adrian Frutigerâ€™s typeface for the Parisian airport, Frutiger, sparked a rennaissance of humanist sans serif fonts. It seems impossible to reimagine a constructivist or classicistic sans serif without taking one of these previous styles in account. However, its tone of voice can still be different. [..] We interpret new things with the language we learned from existing things. It's interesting to see how typefaces like Helvetica Neue gained popularity in Japan, a country and culture that in the last century stood for discipline, strictness, but also beauty and simplicity in design and architecture. But it was used for English words, an inspill of Western influenced cultural elements, or the Japanese interpretation of those elements. Hikari is a font with a Japanese touch. It is primarily a Latin font with no relations to Hiragana, Kanji or Katagana. And yet, the sense for proportions, a strict architecture and its overall feeling transmits a faint memory of Japanese post war culture assimilating and accumulating Western typography.
In 2014, he created the monospaced programming font Bot Mono.
HiType (was: DMTR.ORG)
Dimitre Lima is a Sao Paulo-based Brazilian designer (b. 1979) who created a few typefaces in his Fluid Typeface Project in 2005. In 2005, Dimitre Lima set up DMTR.ORG and started selling his fonts at MyFonts. These include O AFerrugem (unicase, techno), Opus (2005, a computer-look modular sans), Gatu (2005, futuristic semicircle face), Clave de Fá (2006, experimental), O Geena (2007, straight-lined outlines), Arame (2006, an octagonal family including a stencil version), Velocipede (2009) and O Decomputer (techno sans).
Typefaces from 2012 include Geena Mono (a techno or programming monospaced font).
In 2015, he created the metalband typeface Metal.
Hivelogic: Top 10 Programming Fonts
Hivelogic is published by Dan Benjamin, a writer, software developer, usability designer, and broadcaster. He listed his top ten fonts for showing computer code in (all comments are quotes by Dan, not me):
French designer of Gohufont (2010): Gohufont is a monospace bitmap font well suited for programming and terminal use. It is intended to be very legible and offers very discernable glyphs for all characters, including signs and symbols. Free, in BDF and PCF formats. Github link by Guilherme Maeda, who created truetype versions of Chargois's fonts in 2015. The pixel fonts cover Latin, Greek, Hebrew, Cyrillic, Braille and mathematical symbols. [Google] [More] ⦿
Hungarumlaut (was: Cila Design)
Adam Katyi, who hails from Sopron, Hungary, has three degrees. He has a BA from the University of West Hungary at Institute of Applied Arts, Sopron in 2010, and an MA from Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University, Budapest in 2012. In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014 Adam founded his own type foundry, Hungarumlaut. Between 2015 and 2016 he worked for Miles Newlyn at Newlyn Ltd, as a part time font engineer and type designer. Since 2014, he teaches at the Moholy-Nagy Art and Design University. He is currently located in Graz, Austria. His typefaces:
Type designer from Seoul, Korea. He started as a participant at the Koren typefoundry S-Core, and set up his own foundry, Cretype, in 2017. At S-Core, he published the Latin / Hangul typefaces Core Gaon, Core Bori, Core Narae (hand-printed), the shadow outline typeface Core Bandi (2012) and Core Dodam (squarish, with Dae-Hoon Hahm) in 2011. With Min Joo Ham, he created Core Label (2012). Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans G (geometric), Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean (Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)).
In 2013, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the layered type system Core Circus---as a reaction to the hugely successful Trend typeface by Latinotype, I guess. The slab version is Core Magic (2014). Core Slab M (2013) is a 31-style companion of Core Sans M---it is a soft rounded slab with some seriffy tails mixed in with standard slab terminals. Core Mellow (2013) is a condensed organic rounded sans family that comes in 21 weights.
In 2014, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham co-designed Core Sans D, Core Sans A, Core Rhino, Core Narae Pro (a Comic Sans alternative) and Core Deco (a 14-style art deco family). Core Escher (A and B) (2014) is a typeface family with impossible optical illusions, created by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. Core Paint (2014) is a grungy paint-splatter typeface family by Dong-Kwan Kim, Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm.
In 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim co-designed the grotesque typeface family Core Sans E. The rounded versions of the Core Sans E, D and G families were designed in 2015 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim under the names Core Sans ES, Core Sans DS, and Core Sans GS. Still in 2015, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim added the soft and rounded Core Sans R and Core Sans B to the S-Core Sans series. In 2016, they added the rounded small x-height family Core Sans BR and the geometric sans family Core Sans C. The rounded version of Core Sans A, called Core Sans AR was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee and Dae-Hoon Hahm. The rounded version of Care Sans C, called Core Sans CR, was designed in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm, and Dong-Kwan Kim. The neutral Core Serif N was added in 2016 by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim.
In 2017, Hyun-Seung Lee published the Hangul / Latin font Core Gothic D, the great 9-weight sans workhorse family Core Gothic E, the 72-style modern sans serif typeface family Artico, Artico Soft, Behance link.
Typefaces from 2017: Core Gothic N (a large Korean / Latin workhorse sans), Crepes (25 fonts for layering and textures), Geon Soft, Geon (an organic sans family with 54 fonts), Segaon, Segaon Soft, Caros (a clean geometric sans), Caros Soft, Coben (futuristic, rounded).
Typefaces from 2020: At Rojotype, Hyunseung Lee released William Sans, an eight-weight sans serif family.
London, UK-based designer of Wyde (2017, a wide all caps slab serif), Poliveau (2017, text typeface), Mindwash (2017, stencil), and Furtive Mono Sans, Slab and Code (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Owen Earl (Indestructible Type, Seattle, WA) takes a new look at old classics. He reinvents them from scratch, and redesigns each glyph very carefully. Some of his work is completely free, and other typefaces are commercial. His fonts:
Italian Institute with type classes led by Luciano Perondi. Aka Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. In 2008, they made the typewriter typeface Lekton (free), about which they write: The typeface has been designed at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis). Lekton is inspired by some of the typefaces used on the Olivetti typewriters. We thank Gianmaria Capello for his precious support. This typeface has been designed in 8 hours. Lekton is an open source project to which other people are invited to contribute. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Google Fonts link. Between 2008 and 2010, the following people contributed: Paolo Mazzetti, Luciano Perondi, Raffaele Flato, Elena Papassissa, Emilio Macchia, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, Riccardo Lorusso, Sabrina Campagna, Elisa Ansuini, Mariangela Di Pinto, Antonio Cavedoni, Marco Comastri, Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Daniele Capo, Jan Henrik Arnold. Minimal adaptations of Lekton (like a dotted zero) led to Lekton Code (2017), a programming font.
In 2009, this was followed by another open source type family, Titillium, a clean organic sans that became quite popular. This huge typeface family made it to Google Web Fonts in 2012. The team says: The aim of the project is the creation of a collective fonts released under OFL. Each academic year, a dozen students work on the project, developing it further and solving problems. Any type designer interested in the amendment or revision of Titillium is invited to co-operate with us, or develop their own variants of the typeface according to the terms specified in the Open Font license. Besides Luciano Perondi, people involved in the direction of the project include Marcello Signorile, and Manuel Zanettin. Diego Gusti developed the first prototype of Titillium.
ISIA Urbino used to hold type design workshops. Examples: a monogram done in 1997-1998 by Michela Beccacece, another monogram from 1997-1998, the techno outline face Oracle (2002-2003) by Daniele Frattolin, Annamaria Mileo, Laura Testasecca, and Violetta Troina, Broderbund (2002-2003) by Laura Agostinelli, Francesca Ballarini, Elvira Pagliuca, and Alice Silvestri, the slab typeface Vivitar (2003-2004) by Alessandra Bicchi, Claudio Collina, Cinzia Quaglia, Margherita Vecchi, Dario Volpe, and Diego Zappelli, the futuristic typeface Syntellect (2002-2003) by Alessia Travaglini, Denis Imolesi Faraoni, Luca Piraccini, and Marco Comastri, the techno typeface Aspes (2003-2004) by Bisiac, Caroni and Comelli, the StarTrek typeface Fieldcrest (2002-2003) by Alessandra Schweiggl, Cornelia Hasler, Luca, and Giovanni Munari, the heavy display caps typeface Sharp (2003-2004) by Caterina Fattori, Marta Lettieri, Antonella Lorenzi, Alice Piazzi, and Roberta Paolucci, the typeface Canon (2002-2003) by Sonia Cattaneo, Sivia Pignat, Giulia Rizzini, and Claudia Stefanelli that was based on the logotype for Canon, the futuristic typeface Air New Zealand (2002-1003) by Chiara Cardascia, Giovanni Munari, Elisa Pellacani, and Susanna Tosatti.
Jan Fromm (b. 1976, Berlin) is a freelance graphic designer who has studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science in Potsdam. He works in the fields of illustration, web, corporate and type design for several firms in Berlin. Since 2004 he has worked for Luc(as) de Groot at FontFabrik.
He created the legible and very simple sans family Camingo (2006: 7 weights, 56 styles in all; read comments), Camingo Dos (2008, 28 styles, elliptic roundings), CamingoDos Condensed and SemiCondensed (each with a further 28 styles), Camingo Dos Office (2011), Camingo Code (2013, a free family for programming), Camingo Mono (2013) and Camingo Slab (2017).
In 2019, he released Capito at Future Fonts: Capito originates from experimenting with different angles of the broad nib pen, in order to find the right form for a sturdy and readable serif typeface. As a result, Capito has a slightly reversed contrast that emphasizes the horizontal flow, while preserving the character and readability of classical serif letters.
In 2022, Jan Fromm released the versatile (variable) type system Nice at Fontwerk. Nice transports the baroque aesthetic to 2022, and includes four optical sizes and 56 styles in total. Proof&Co writes that Nice is a real masterclass in serif design.
Jangs Müller Type Foundry
Type foundry, est. 2012 by Jangs Müller in New Haven, CT. Typefaces as of 2018:
French creator of the Latin / Greek programming font Comic Sans Neue Mono (2013, free at OFL). Predictably, within one week, Jany was forced to rename that typeface Cosmic Sans Neue Mono, and then a third time to Fantasque Sans Mono (2014). Github link. Jany explains: Inspirational sources include Inconsolata and Monaco. I have also been using Consolas a lot in my programming life, so it may have some points in common. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman Jérémie Hornus studied typography at Le Scriptorium de Toulouse, France and the University of Reading, where he graduated in 2006. He worked at Dalton Maag, where he designed Tornac (which became a retail typeface in 2013 at Dalton Maag), a connected script face, and was involved in brand identity for clients such as Burberry, Toyota, HP, Nokia, Danish Industries, Dubai Metro, Manchester Metrolink, and the city of Southampton.
Currently located in Paris, he set up his own commercial foundry in 2013. He also started publishing some of his typefaces at the French type coop Fontyou in 2013. His typefaces:
Jens Kutilek studied Communication Design in Braunschweig. After graduating he founded the web design agency Netzallee. He works at the font technology department at the Berlin office of FSI (FontShop International) since 2007. Jens Kutilek had a small typology page proving that Arial is not Helvetica, Courier is not Courier New, and Times-Roman is not Times-New Roman. That page disappeared. His typefaces:
Github page with many of his unfnished typefaces. Github page with free programming and system fonts such as Arimo, Clear, Cousine, Droid, Fira, Material Icons, Noto, Open, Roboto, Source, Special Elite, Tinos, and WinJS Symbols. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Originally from North Carolina (b. 1979), Jesse Ragan studied type design at Rhode Island School of Design. After college, Jesse designed typefaces at Hoefler&Frere-Jones, where he had a hand in Gotham, Archer, and several other families. Since 2005, he has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for a variety of clients. His work can be found at Font Bureau, House Industries, and Darden Studio. He also teaches typeface design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Gotham, co-designed with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. In 2017, he set up XYZ Type with Ben Kiel, who is based in Saint Louis, MO. XYZ Type is part of Type Network since 2018.
In 2020, Philipp Nurullin (type designer, Saint Petersburg, Russia) and Konstantin Bulenkov (project lead) published the carefully designed free programming font family JetBrains Mono for Latin and Cyrillic. Google Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joe Lauer and MFizz Inc designed the free font FontMFizz (2014-2017) with icons representing programming languages, operating systems, software engineering, and technology. Free download of a TeX package prepared by Kevin Dungs. CTAN link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2014, he made the monoline superelliptical sans family Monia and Signatia, which is inspired by Polish children's books. In 2014, he finished Vivala Line, Vivala Slab, and Vivala Coffee House Icons.
Typefaces from 2017: Macella (the proportional version of the monospaced Vivala Code).
Typefaces from 2019: Vivala BL (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2020: Vivala Pix.
Type and logotype company in Polanco (and now Mexico City), Mexico, run by John Nahmias (b. 1935, New York City). John is a graphic designer who started his career in 1952 in a New York studio with Lucian Bernhard. He left that company in 1958. He now lives in Mexico where he paints and runs his own studio. John's typefaces, mostly but not exclusively scripts, are sold by MyFonts.
Las Vegas, NV-based designer of the free pixel font LispM Monospace (2015): The Lisp Machine console font is a version of the monospace font used on the consoles of the MIT, Symbolics, and Texas Instruments Lisp Machines. It is based on Juanjo Garcia's PCF bitmap conversion of the CPTFONT from the original MIT Lisp Machines. The fonts in this repository are vector fonts based on the 13-point PCF included in the src directory. [Google] [More] ⦿
Josh Finklea grew up in Austin, Texas. Finklea received a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Graphic Design at Art Center College of Design (Los Angeles). He has worked as a designer in Los Angeles, Amsterdam, New York City (where he worked at Design:MW), and is currently based in Austin, Texas. His typefaces were published at Incubator and Sharp Type:
German typophile based in Heidelberg. Board member of Bund für die deutsche Sprache. His typefaces include:
Computer engineer and professor at the Instituto Tecnologico de Oaxaca, Mexico. In 2019, he published the free monospaced programming fonts Neomatrix Code and Acevedo. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer of the friendly monospaced typewriter-styled typeface Louisa (2020). The 4-style font family is designed for coding and tabular layout in particular, and for communication design in general. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Simone wiorks as graphic and type designer
In 2012, he created the Italian wood style typeface East Wood, and a beautiful rounded suarish mionospaced typeface called Monocolo. This typeface family comes with an icon and emoticon set. In 2014, Kprojects published the monospaced monoline programming font Monocolo and the Italian / Western typeface Rockwood.
Programmer fonts or code fonts are fonts used to represent pieces of code on screen and in books, all ranked by "Kaishaku" by preference:
Type designer (b. 1992) based in Essen (and before that, Berlin), Germany. Graduate of Bauhaus University Weimar, and later the TypeMedia program at KABK, class of 2018. Her graduation typeface, Tweak, was released by Future Fonts in 2018. Tweak comes in two groups of styles, Tweak Text and Tweak Display.
After graduation, she became a font engineer at Alphabet-Type in Berlin, and wrked briefly with Grilli Type.
Contributor in 2019 to the variable programming font Recursive Sans+Mono, the brainchild of Stephen Nixon. Github page where we learn that contributors besides Stephen Nixon include Katja Schimmel, Lisa Huang and Rafal Buchner. In 2019, these authors published Recursive as a variable font with five axes: mono, casual, weight, slant and italics. Dedicated page. It will be added to Google Fonts at some point.
Born in Reedly, CA, in 1950. She studied calligraphy at Reed College with Lloyd Reynolds and Robert Palladino, and she studied roman brush writing in a workshop with Fr. Edward Catich. In New York, she studied lettering with Ed Benguiat at the School of Visual Arts. Later she studied calligraphy and type design with Hermann Zapf at Rochester Institute of Technology. She received her B.A. from Harvard University and her MFA from UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television, specializing in Animation. In 2012, she was honored with the Frederic W. Goudy Award in Typography from Rochester Institute of Technology, for her achievements in the lettering and typographic arts. Kris Holmes teaches type design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Kris Holmes worked as a staff designer at Compugraphic Corporation in type design. She was part of the team that helped design the city fonts for Apple: Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, New York. [Kris did the truetype versions.]
She founded the Bigelow&Holmes foundry in 1976 with Charles Bigelow. Kris Holmes has created over 300 typefaces, including the scripts Isadora, Kolibri, Apple Chancery, and Apple Textile. With Charles Bigelow, she co-designed Apple Capitals.
Creator of the ubiquitous Lucida family around 1985 (with Charles Bigelow): Lucida Blackletter, Lucida Bright, Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Casual, Lucida Console, Lucida Fax (1985), Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Math, Lucida Mono, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Typewriter (1994), Lucida. includes Greek, Cyrillic, Arabic, Hebrew, Thai, and Devanagari scripts. In addition to their popularity in computer operating systems like Macintosh OS X, Microsoft Windows, and Plan 9 from Bell Labs, Lucida typefaces have been widely used for scientific and technical publishing in Scientific American, Notes of the American Mathematical Society, and other mathematical, technical and scholarly books. Also with Bigelow, Kris designed the Lucida Icons, Stars, and Arrows fonts, which Microsoft later purchased and reassembled into Wingdings fonts. Other type designs by Holmes include ITC Isadora (1983), Sierra (1983, Hell: font now sold by Linotype), Leviathan (1979), Baskerville (revival in 1982), Caslon (revival, 1982), Galileo (1987), Apple New York (1991), Apple Monaco (1991), Apple Chancery (1994 [the Bitstream version is Cataneo]), Kolibri (1994, URW, since 2005 available as OpenType Pro with over 1200 glyphs), Wingdings (1990-1992, a dingbat font made with Charles Bigelow, now owned by Microsoft and Ascender) and AT Shannon (a simple lapidary sans family, with Janice Prescott, 1982, Agfa; now owned by Monotype Imaging).
For the Go Project, Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow designed the free typeface families Go and Go Mono in 2016. The font family, called Go (naturally), includes proportional- and fixed-width faces in normal, bold, and italic renderings. The fonts have been tested for technical uses, particularly programming. These fonts are humanist in nature (grotesques being slightly less legible according to recent research) and have an x-height a few percentage points above that of Helvetica or Arial, again to enhance legibility. The name Go refers to the Go Programming Language. . Fontsquirrel link.
Leftloft is a visual communications studio in Milan, founded in 1997 by graphic designer Andrea Braccaloni (b. Bologna, 1973), Francesco Cavalli, Bruno Genovese and David Pasquali. The studio is mainly engaged in corporate identity, and now also has an office in New York. Andrea Braccaloni teaches visual communication at the III Faculty of Architecture/Design at the Politecnico di Milano. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about new typefaces he designed the old-fashioned way, as a handicraft. Within the studio, there is a small lab for type design, called "Die kleine Fonderie", at which Andrea Braccaloni and Veronika Burian are active. Designs include LL Egeo (1999, shifted letters), LL Mila (2002, a condensed sans with a trademark "g"), LL Etica (2001-2002, a sans family that derives its name from Helvetica, and has soft strokes and wide apertures---in 2009, Etica Seriffo was published by Type Together as the "trappist type family"; see also LFT Etica Sheriff in 2016, and LFT Etica Mono in 2019), LL Chicane (2001, geometric and experimental, between paperclip and neon sign), LL Impresa (2001, octagonal-themed font), LL SanSiro (masculine sans family), LL EU (a delicate sans), LL Alice ditalunghe (transitional text face), LL Officiel (extreme didone titling face, developed for French fashion magazine L'Officiel, in collaboration with Patricia Sartori), LL Crudo (experimental, now LFT Crudo), LL Ubu Re (2002, made by lines and circles only), Lemon (1998), L'Amante Perduto (1999), Solferino Text (2007, with Luciano Perondi, for Corriere della Sera), Brera (2007, a sans family by Leftloft and Molotro).
In 2014, Leftloft published the semi-techno wayfinding typeface family LFT Iro Sans at Type Together. It has a unicase set of styles.
In 2020, he released the flared humanist sans typeface LFT Arnoldo at TypeTogether.
Teo Tuominen is a fearless Finnish type designer and letterer based in Helsinki. Teo has a background in graphic design and has a masters degree in type design from the TypeMedia program in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2013. Designer of Kaiser (2011, a sans designed for print and screen), developed at the tipoRenesansa 3rd international type design workshop in Ljubljana, Slovenia.
From 2010 until 2012, Paul D. Hunt (Adobe) and Teo Tuominen developed the monospaced programmimg font family Hasklig.
Creator of the round signage / cartoon typeface Winnie the Hoop (2012, inspired by Winnie the Pooh).
In 2013, he graduated from the Type & Media program in Den Haag, with a typeface family called Binky that was inspired by wood type. Before that, he graduated from the Pekka Halonen Academy in 2009 and the Lahti Institute of Design in 2012.
He also designed Tartufe (2013), and drew the italics of Source Code Pro for Adobe in 2014.
In 2015, Emil Karl Bertell and Teo Tuominen joined forces at Fenotype when they designed the retro connected signage script typeface Tea Biscuit.
Typefaces from 2016: HK 1917 (originally drawn as custom lettering for the label of a gin called Helsingin. HK 1917 is based on the headline font used in the set of statutes from 1917 that started the prohibition in Finland), Paradise Sans (a custom typeface family designed for Paradise City Beverage Company; it includes a stunning stencil style), Warrior Sans (a custom typeface for specialty coffee company Warrior Coffee).
Typefaces from 2017: Wolby (brush-lettered), Trevor (a kind slab serif), Floki (condensed sans), Wolt Display (for the food delivery service Wolt), Walter (Type Together; Teo writes that Walter originally began as a revival of an unidentified typeface used in a Dutch version of the play Tartuffe by Molière), Kaarna, Winnie The Hoop (signage script), Airo (a monospaced slab serif with reversed contrast).
Typefaces from 2018: Geria (a hand-drawn sans), Papillon Script (a monoline script; with Emil Karl Bertell, at Fenotype), Calton and Calton Stencil (a utilitarian workhorse sans serif family), Quida (a flared display duo with sans and script, +Quida Rough), Vieno, Banto (wedge serif), Dallas Print Shop (a display family by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell), Maestri (a classical connected scrupt by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell).
At Future Fonts, he published the wedge serif typeface Banto (2018) and the experimental typeface Chippo (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Tapas (2019, by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Saiga (Future Fonts).
In 2019, he released Luna at Future Fonts. Luna features high contrast and dashing details.
Typefaces from 2020: Laurel (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: a 4 style sans with amnay wedge elements), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ompu (Future Fonts: a heavy condensed sans serif), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Typefaces from 2021: Imagist (a 12-style sharp-edged serif by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Alonzo (a 24-style Peignotian sans by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Maine (a 12-style modernized book antiqua by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Lagom (a 16-style slab serif with some Clarendon charm; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Wonder (a 12-style rounded serif in the style of Windsor; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Grand Cru (a refined serif family with 36 styles; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen).
Letters from Sweden
Göran Söderström (b. 1974) is based in Stockholm and has been designing typefaces since 2006. He worked at Gernandt and started Autodidakt (MyFonts link). Fountain sold many of his typefaces. Behance link. Interview in 2010. In 2011, he set up Letters from Sweden with and Fredrik Andersson. Fredrik is no longer associated with it though. His fonts, now all at Letters From Sweden:
Letters from Sweden is an agency whose sole focus is type design. Göran Söderström was previously instrumental in Familjen Pangea's type design department and is a well-known commissioned type designer who has drawn typefaces for C&A, Zeta, ICA, Posten Frimärken, Expressen, ATG, SEB, WyWallet, Ulf Rollof and collaborated with Stockholm Design Lab, Stefania Malmsten, Pompe Hedengren, Hummingbirds, Designkontoret Silver, The Kitchen and Bold Stockholm. His retail typefaces listed above have been used by Red Bull, SVT, Expressen, The New Republic, Pitchfork Music Festival, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Lassila & Tikanoja, Rodeo Magazine and others.
Lucas de Groot
LucasFonts (and: FontFabrik)
Luc(as) de Groot (b. 1962, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag and worked from 1989-1993 as a freelancer at the design bureau Premsela Voonk. From 1993 until 1997, he was with Meta Design in Berlin as typographic director in charge of many corporate design projects. In 1997, he set up FontFabrik and in 2000 LucasFonts in Berlin. He creates retail and custom fonts, and made his reputation with his humongous font family Thesis. Originally, he published most of his retail fonts with FontFont, but his "FF" fonts were withdrawn from FontFont in 1999, and renamed with LF instead of FF, where LF stands for LucasFonts. His most popular typefaces include Thesis (the superfamily that includes TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix and The Antiqua), Calibri (a default font at Microsoft), Sun, Taz and Corpid. He is also well-nown for his Anisotropic Topology-Dependent Interpolation theory which roughly states that a 50% interpolation is not the optical middle between two weights. He teaches type design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. His typefaces:
DeGroot designed custom fonts for newspapers such as Folha de S.Paulo, Le Monde, Metro, Der Spiegel, taz.die tageszeitung, Freitag and Jungle World. In addition, he created corporate type for international companies such as Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Volkswagen and Miele.
Speaker at many international conferences. At ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo, he spoke about his Folha Sao Paulo newspaper typeface.
In 2021, LucasFonts joined Type Network.
Dedicated commercial site for the Lucida font family developed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. One can also buy the fonts at TUG. TeX support for these fonts. That family comprises these typefaces:
TeX and math support files are here, courtesy of Herbert Voß.
References: Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes: The design of Lucida: an integrated family of types for electronic literacy, in Text Processing and Document Manipulation. Proceedings of the International Conference, edited by J. C. van Vliet, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1986, pp. 1-17. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free font producer in Japan that started out as a bitmap font specilaist. The M+ Fonts Project is jointly run by Coji Morishita, Hiroki Kanou, Imazu Kazuyuki and Taro Muraoka.
All fonts are totally free: Unlimited permission is granted to use, copy, and distribute them, with or without modification, either commercially or noncommercially. . Download page. Free monospaced and variable width outline fonts containing kana, kanji (97% coverage of jinmeiyo), Chinese (81% coverage of traditional Chinese), Korean, Cyrillic, Greek, Hebrew, and Latin (sans), all made between 2006 and 2016 and still being developed: mplus-1p-black, mplus-1p-bold, mplus-1p-heavy, mplus-1p-light, mplus-1p-medium, mplus-1p-regular, mplus-1p-thin, mplus-2p-black, mplus-2p-bold, mplus-2p-heavy, mplus-2p-light, mplus-2p-medium, mplus-2p-regular, mplus-2p-thin.
In 2018, they published MPlusRounded1c at Google Fonts. Additions in 2021: M Plus Code Latin, M Plus 1 Code. Mplus 1 Code is a sans serif programming font with seven weights from Thin to Bold, supporting 5,700+ kanjis for Japanese with GF Latin Plus. iM Plus Code Latin is a multi-weight programming font for Latin only. Both have variable fonts as well.
Jakub Samek (b. 1988) studied at the Art High School of Vaclav Hollar and now continues his studies at the Studio of Typography at the Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design in Prague. He is a co-founder of studio Mütanta (2011). At Briefcase Type, he published the monospace typeface BC Reformulate (2014).
Berlin-based and Berlin-born illustrator and designer whose first degree is from the University of Applied Sciences (Berlin 2012). Graduate of the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag in 2014, where his graduation typeface was Shequalin.
Pigment (2012) is a chromatic typeface.
For his graduation project at the KABK in 2014, he created Shequalin, a text typeface for humoristic applications, Mark writes about this quirky but very pleasant and readable typeface: Shequalin is a text typeface designed for sophisticated humoristic literature and all kinds of typographic shenanigans. Be it satirical or dadaistic poetry, escapist or fictive novels, playful Shequalin seamlessly suits works by masters of the comical word. For the reader;s alertness, it rhythmically drops in oddities without distracting from the reading flow. In order to create a more severe and fervent contrast, the roman and italic were designed independently and merged later, creating a dynamic sense of tension and blatancy in Shequalin.
In 2016, he designed the monospaced programming font family Gintronic at Carrois and bBox Type.
Typefaces from 2019: Nunki (Future Fonts: a warm almost playful text typeface).
Co-designer of the free Google Fonts typefaces IBM Plex Sans Thai (2019; by Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen, Ben Mitchell and Mark Frömberg) and IBM Plex Sans Thai Looped (2019; by Mike Abbink, Paul van der Laan, Pieter van Rosmalen, Ben Mitchell and Mark Frömberg).
In 2020, Minjoo Ham and Mark Frömberg set up Hypertype in Berlin, a studio that specializes in Latin and Hangul scripts. They promptly designed Neutronic and Neutronic Hangul, which are proportional descendants of Mark Frömberg's earlier monospaced typeface, Gintronic.
At Github, Minjoo Ham and Mark Frömberg published the Latin / Hangul typeface family Hahmlet (2020). Hahmlet is inspired by a poster for the Korean Hamlet movie from the 1940s, created by an unknown letterer. Free download at Google Fonts.
A programmer, music composer and performing musician living in Randolph, Massachusetts. Designer of the programming font Borg Sans Mono (2016), which is based on Google's Droid Sans (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
British graduate of Falmouth University in 2018. Graduate of the Type Media program at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands, class of 2019. He interned at Fontsmith, UK. In 2020, he founded Mass-Driver, which is based in Den Haag, The Netherlands. His typefaces:
Typefaces from 2018: Geizer (a free all caps copperplate.
Mediumextrabold (or: M XB Foundry)
Commercial type foundry based in San Francisco. Their typefaces, some of which were made by Philip Cronerud:
Michael Hoffmann studied Japanology at Germany's University of Hamburg and traveled in the early years of his professional career frequently to Japan, where he taught URW's Ikarus font production tools to Japanese customers. At URW++, where he has worked for over 30 years, he contributed to the technological progress. Codesigner with Anita Jürgeleit of the stamped font URW Urban (2013). In 2014, he designed the readable sans family Arsapia (2016, URW++) and the accompanying programming font Arsapia Mono. Arsapia is multiplexed---all styles have the same space metrics. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Seattle-based company involved to some extent in typography. Until 2002, the fonts developed by them were free. That is no longer the case. They are major players in multilingual typeface development, type for on-screen use, and type formats such as OpenType. A listing of their typefaces:
The information below was written by Microsoft itself. The Typography Group at Microsoft is responsible for both fonts and the font rendering systems in Windows.
Since version 3.1 the primary font system built into Windows has been the TrueType system, licensed from Apple in a deal (with hindsight) remarkably beneficial to Microsoft. Working with Monotype, the Microsoft Typography Group produced fine TrueType versions of Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New, tuned to be extremely legible on the screen; these were all ready for the launch of Windows 3.1. Since then these core fonts have been developed to cover more and more of the world's languages.
In the mid-1990s under Robert Norton a program of truly new type designs was begun, using TrueType technology to render faithfully the bitmaps and outlines designed by Matthew Carter (Verdana, Georgia, Tahoma) and by in-house designer Vincent Connare (Trebuchet, Comic Sans). Until August 2002 these core fonts were offered freely over the Web, where they made an undoubtedly positive contribution in terms of legibility and font choice.
In 1996 the OpenType initiative with Adobe was announced; this is touted as "the end of the font wars", whereby advanced multilingual text layout becomes available, native rendering of PostScript fonts becomes part of Windows 2000, and unwieldy font formats are rationalized.
In 1998 the group announced ClearType. This is a very ingenious method to increase legibility on color LCD screens, individually targeting the 3 subpixels (red, green and blue) that make up each pixel. Such a leap forward in readability on these screens is a crucial element to the success of nascent eBook technology.
Simon Daniels at the Group's website keeps font fans and font developers up to date with most aspects of the digital typography scene, and communicates the technicalities of how fonts work in Windows.
Updating us about the current (October 2000) activity of the Group, Simon notes: 1999 saw several members of the group leave to join Microsoft's eBooks group. These included technical lead Greg Hitchcock, developers Beat Stamm and Paul Linerud as well as former Monotype hinters Michael Duggan and Geraldine Wade.
On August 12, 2002 Microsoft discontinued the free availability of the core fonts, noting that the downloads were being abused in terms of their end-user license agreements. Most commentators took this to mean the company objected to the fact that the fonts were being installed with Linux distributions.
Creator at Open Font Library (OFL) of the free blackletter typeface Deutsche Altdruckschrift (2009) and the large free Textura family Textura Libera (2014). This font is based on Unicode Symbols, which in turn is due to George Doulos under a free software license.
Milan Pleva is a freelance Slovak graphic designer who focuses mainly on logo, branding, visual identities and book design. In 2020, he set up his own type foundry, and promptly released the techno-industrial font Astronoma, and the bold rounded rum bottle serif typeface Creolia.
Min-Joo Ham (Seoul, South Korea, b. 1985) is a type designer, typographer and a graphic designer who studied graphic design at the Seoul Women's University (2005-2009). After that, she designed typefaces at the Korean type foundry S-Core. In 2015, she graduated from the TypeMedia program in Den Haag, and settled in Berlin. Future Fonts link.
During her Bachelor's studies, she created the experimental Latin / Hangul typeface Bang.
She designed Core Label (2012, S-Core": with Hyun-Seung Lee). Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the programmers' typeface Eco Coding (2012) and the huge Core Sans, Core Sans G (geometric), Core Sans M and Core Sans N, Core Sans NR, and Core Sans N SC families (supported codepages are MS Windows 1252 Latin1, MS Windows 949 Korean (Hangul) consisting of 11,172 letters and KS Symbols (Korean Symbols)).
In 2013, Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Min-Joo Ham jointly designed the layered type system Core Circus---as a reaction to the hugely successful Trend typeface by Latinotype, I guess. The slab version is Core Magic (2014). See also Core Circus Rough (2014) and Core Magic Rough (2014), both jointly designed by Hyun-Seung Lee, Dae-Hoon Hahm and Dong-Kwan Kim. Core Slab M (2013) is a 31-style companion of Core Sans M---it is a soft rounded slab with some seriffy tails mixed in with standard slab terminals. Core Mellow (2013) is a condensed organic rounded sans family that comes in 21 weights.
In 2015, Min-Joo Ham designed the Latin / Hangul typeface Koppla (2015) as a graduation project from the TypeMedia program of KABK, Den Haag. Koppla comes in title, bold, book, text and italic styles.
In 2017, at Fust & Friends, where she is part of the founding group of designers, she published the layered colorable retro script typeface family Teddy, which is loosely inspired by an alphabet drawn by Ernst Bentele in 2017. The family was awarded at TDC Typeface Design 2018.
In 2019, she released Dunkel Sans at Future Fonts and wrote: Dunkel Sans is a buzzing heavy weight display font, perfect to leave a fierce impression on posters and signage applications.
Seol Sans (2018) is a full Korean font family developed by Minjoo Ham, Akira Kobayashi and the Monotype Design Team. It features Neue Frutiger (an extension of Adrian Frutiger's Frutiger) for its Latin glyphs, and works harmoniously with Neue Frutiger World and Monotype's CJK typefaces: Tazugane Gothic (Japanese) and M XiangHe Hei (Chinese). Variable fonts published in 2022: M XiangHe Hei SC Pro Variable, M XiangHe Hei SC Std Variable, M XiangHe Hei TC Variable, Seol Sans Variable, Tazugane Gothic Variable, Tazugane Info Variable.
In 2020, she released Blazeface Hangeul at Future Fonts.
In 2020, Minjoo Ham and Mark Frömberg set up Hypertype in Berlin, a studio that specializes in Latin and Hangul scripts. They promptly designed Neutronic and Neutronic Hangul, which are proportional descendants of Mark Frömberg's earlier monospaced typeface, Gintronic.
At Github, Minjoo Ham and Mark Frömberg published the Latin / Hangul typeface family Hahmlet (2020). Hahmlet is inspired by a poster for the Korean Hamlet movie from the 1940s, created by an unknown letterer. Free download at Google Fonts. Adobe link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Type designer Marcus Sterz (Vienna, Austria) collaborated with software developers Andrey Okonetchnikov and Juho Vepsäläinen who contributed their expertise in programming to create the coding (programming) font family Mono Lisa (2020). Priced at 345 Euros or over 400 dollars for 14 styles, the authors compare their font with the free fonts Fira Code, Source Code and Jetbrains Mono. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monolith Foundry (was: Pilgrim Fonts)
Griffin Moore is a designer based in Brooklyn, New York. While studying at Rochester Institute of Technology he was taught and inspired by Charles Bigelow. In 2014, Moore launched Pilgrim Fonts. Griffin Moore designed the versatile monospaced / programming font Range Mono in 2015. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Monospace fonts: Christopher Widdowson
Christopher Widdowson (Quiji, Australia) listed, showed, and compared these monospaced fonts for showing computer code, but that page disappeared. Here is that list.
The list of monospaced typefaces gatheed at Wikipedia, in 2009, includes Andale Mono, Consolas, Courier, DejaVu Sans Mono, Drois Sans Mono, Everson Mono, Fixedsys, Lucida Console, Monaco, Prestige, Tex Gyre Cursor, Williams Monospace and UM Typewriter. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2015, Nathan Rutzky developed the monospaced Office Code Pro typeface family, which is a customized version of Source Code Pro, the monospaced sans serif originally created for Adobe Systems Incorporated by Paul Hunt. The customizations were made specifically for text editors and coding environments, but are still very usable in other applications. Github link. Free download at Open Font Library. Font Squirrel link. Github link for Nathan Rutzky. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nerd Fonts (or: Ryanoasis)
Seattle, WA-based application developer who set up Nerd Fonts. Github link. As far as i understand, Ryan patched and fixed many public domain and open source fonts and included hundreds of icons in each of them. The patched fonts as of 2019 include 3270, AnonymousPro, Arimo, AurulentSansMono, BigBlueTerminal, BitstreamVeraSansMono, Blex (a renamed version of IBM Plex), CodeNewRoman, Cousine, DejaVuSansMono, DroidSansMono, FantasqueSansMono, FiraCode, FiraMono, Go-Mono, Gohu, Hack, Hasklig, HeavyData, Hermit, Inconsolata, InconsolataGo, InconsolataLGC, Iosevka, Lekton, LiberationMono, MPlus, Meslo, Monofur, Monoid, Mononoki, Noto, OpenDyslexic, Overpass, ProFont, ProggyClean, RobotoMono, ShareTechMono (which he had to rename Shure Tech Mono Nerd), SourceCodePro, SpaceMono, Terminus, Tinos, Ubuntu, UbuntuMono.
Big Blue Terminal is a monospaced pixel font, designed for use in fixed- width textual environments (consoles/terminals, text/code/hex editors and so on) and based on the Px437 and PxPlus fonts of VileR (2015). It follows the metrics and dimensions of Windows' old Terminal font (at the 9pt/12px size), but the appearance is closer to the classic IBM PC text mode character sets. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nicolien van der Keur
There is a variable font with light weight in the Fira Code package. Elswehere we read that the variable version was contributed by Stephen Nixon.
Nimbus 15 (2015-2016) is a free font package developed and maintained by UCSD's Michael Sharpe. The package is intended to provide a set of basic Latin (OT1, T1 and TS1), Greek and Cyrillic based on the Nimbus Core 2015 released by Artifex in October 2015. That core contains the URW++ clones of Courier, Helvetica and Times. The individual fonts in this package, with prefixes zco (Courier, 3 weights), zhv (Helvetica, 2 weights) and ztm (Times, 2 weights), are provided in both otf and pfb format. The font named zcoN-Regular is a narrow version of zco-Regular, and is much better suited to rendering code than the latter. [Google] [More] ⦿
Reykjavik, Iceland-based design and software company. At CERN Hackday in 2013, they designed the free monospaced computer programming font Meyrin or Meyrin CERN terminal): First you need to create an SVG file for each glyph. There is a template.svg which can be used to create new glyphs. There is a descender of two units and ascender of 3 units. This is used for diacritics. Once each glyph is an individual SVG file, you can import them into a font creation tool. We used the online service http://icomoon.io From this we upload and map each SVG file to a specific unicode code point. We did some final tweaks in font forge to get the space character and additional metadata. We completed all the characters which are available on the IBM System 6000 keyboard. We ran a simple script to output all available characters, took screenshots and tried to create these as well. This is not a complete Unicode font, but you are welcome to fork the repo and create additional glyphs as needed. Open Font Library link. Use Modify link, where Meyrin is attributed to Brian Suda. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pangram Pangram Foundry
Mathieu Desjardins (Pangrampangram) is a senior art director in Montreal, who created the free geometric sans typefaces Charlevoix Bold, and Pier Sans (2015), and the condensed sans typeface Stellar in 2015. However, at Graphicriver, we learn that he is selling Charlevoix Bold (2015), Stellar (2015) and Pier Sans (2015).
In 2016, he designed Supply Mono (which could be used for programming), the (free for personal use) 7-weight geometric sans font family Pangram and the (free for personal use) Fuji Sans.
In 2017, he published Chronos Serif, which is also free for personal use.
In 2018, he designed the grotesque typefaces Formula Condensed, Neue Montreal (together with Sebastien Tremblay; advertized as a great replacement of Helvetica) and Radio Grotesk, the warm and fluid text typeface Woodland, the wide display sans Monument Extended (version 2 appearing in 2020), Casa Stencil and Gosha Sans (influenced by Futura and Russian constructivism; contains Cyrillic as well).
Typefaces from 2019: Hatton (a collaboration with London-based design studio Two Times Elliott, Hatton is a homage to the history of the London diamond trade district, Hatton Garden), Editorial New (a partly free editorial text font family), Neue Machina (inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines, this powerful variable opentype typeface family is characterized by monospace/geometric features and deep ink traps; designed by Mathieu Desjardins and Vasjen Katro / Baugasm). It is inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines).
Typefaces from 2020: Neue World (an 48-style and variable cut modern serif with roots in vintage display type).
Typefaces from 2021: Pangram Sans V2 (with Valerio Monopoli: 144 styles, and a 3-axis variable font; Pangram Sans was originally published in 2015; followed by Pangram Sans Rounded (2021)), Editorial New Version 2.0.
Paul D. Hunt
Santiago de Chile-based creator of Selaive (2011, Latinotype), a geometric monoline sans with an extreme hairline weight, a bold, and several curly alternates. She also made the curly swashy script typeface Dulce (2011; Dulce Pro appeared in 2013 at Latinotype). Dulce has slight teardrop terminals.
In 2012, she and Daniel Hernandez created the Bosque family at Latinotype, which comes with six variants, Normal, Wood, Shadow, Wood Shadow, Dingbats and Shadow One. Julieta is a curly swashy thin monoline typeface family. Romeo (Latinotype) is a swashy curly condensed unicase typeface.
In 2014, together with Daniel Hernandez, she created the upright good-spirited coffee shop script Showcase. It is morally supported by a set of Ornaments and a few Sans and Slab styles.
Revista (2015, Paula Nazal Selaive, Marcelo Quiroz and Daniel Hernandez, at Latinotype) is a typographic system that brings together all the features to undertake any fashion magazine-oriented project. It has Revista Script (connected style), Revista Stencil, Revista Dingbats, Revista Inline and the didone Revista all caps set of typefaces. Revista won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016.
In 2016, she designed the delicate display didone typeface family Camila (Latinotype), for which she was influenced by Coco Chanel.
In 2017, Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernandez co-designed Trenda, a geometric sans family based on the uppercase of Trend. The rounded edge version of Trenda is Boston [corrections and review by Alfonso Garcia and Rodrigo Fuenzalida].
In 2018, Paula Nazal and Daniel Hernandez co-designed the monoline connected script font Save The Date.
Odessa, Ukraine-baded designer of the Peignotian sans typeface Alethia Pro (2016, Mint Type) for Latin and Cyrillic. In 2016, Oleh Lishchuk and Andriy Konstantynov co-designed the rounded scientific or technical paper font Midpoint Pro. In 2017, they published the 64-style geometric grotesque sans-serif typeface family Opinion Pro, which is characterized by its extra-large x-height. Deposit Pro (2017) is a wide slab-serif family with low x-height.
In 2018, Oleh published Rolleston (a rigid 42-style serif font family with peculiar spiky serifs), the music poster Latin / Cyrillic typeface family Stereonic (Mint Type) that features multiline, stencil, inline, contour, overline and underline styles.
He published the programming font Vin Mono Pro in 2018 at Mint Type. Vin Mono Pro is a squarish monospaced font family with extra-large x-height and rounded corners. Related typefaces include Vin Sans Pro, Vin Slab Pro
Typefaces from 2020: Daikon, Monospaceland (a 21-style monospaced monolinear organic sans), Mantonico (a small x-height transitional text family), Ruberoid (described as a squarish geometric sans-serif family reminiscent of Italian designs of 1950s and 1960s, but featuring considerably rounder shapes to give it a more contemporary feel), Geraldton (a geometric sans family), Shtozer (a chamfered typeface family).
Typefaces from 2021: Zerno (an 18-style flared lapidary typeface family), Golca (a 16-style geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Steclo (an 18-style tall condensed minimalist sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
San Francisco, CA-based designer of the rounded monospaced sans typeface Neha Mono (2016). In 2017-2018, he published the free typeface Brass Mono: A free retro monospaced font inspired by 70's electrical and mechanical design. It's open source, a solid choice for writing code, and pairs well with shellectric colors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Phill Nurullin. Designer from Saint Petersburg, Russia, specializing in type design, typography and web design, active at TypeType. His typefaces include TT Backwards (2017): an experimental script and grotesque font family inspired by the typographic scenery in the USSR in the late 70s and early 80s, designed by Tanya Cherkiz, Sergey Kotelnikov, Philipp Nurullin and the TypeType Team.
In 2017, Vika Usmanova, Philipp Nurullin, Olexa Volochay and the TypeType Team designed the condensed modular geometric grotesk typeface TT Tunnels.
In 2018, Phill Nurullin, Nadyr Rakhimov, Olexa Volochay and the TypeType Team designed the humanist sans typeface family TT Wellingtons, while Nadezhda Polomoshnova, Vika Usmanova, Phill Nurullin, Nadyr Rakhimov and the TypeType Team co-designed TT Jenevers. In 2018, Sofia Yasenkova, Philipp Nurullin, and Vika Usmanova designed the modern serif TT Tricks at TypeType. TT Tricks has many stencil styles.
In 2018, Ivan Gladkikh, Alexander Kirillov, Philipp Nurullin, Vika Usmanova, Marina Khodak, and Nadyr Rakhimov published TT Severs. Still in 2018, Sergey Kotelnikov, Philipp Nurullin, Nadezhda Polomoshnova, Marina Khodak and the TypeType Team designed the not-quite-geometric 18-style typeface family TT Smalls, which is characterized by a small x-height and modulated joins. The TT Rounds family was reworked in 2018 into TT Rounds Neue by Ivan Gladkikh, Philipp Nurullin and the TypeType Team. TT Firs Neue (2018) is a cold Scandinavian sans family by Philipp Nurullin and Ivan Gladkikh, characterized by polyline early-Futura-like glyphs.
Typefaces from 2020: TT Runs (a 20-style sports sans by the TypeType team in cooperation with Vika Usmanova, Antonina Zhulkova and Philipp Nurullin).
Pieter van Rosmalen
Type and graphic designer from Joseph City, AZ. His first degree was from Brigham Young University. He was a type designer at P22/Lanston from 2004-2007. In 2008, he obtained an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading where he designed the typefaces Grandia and Grandhara (Indic). In January 2009, he joined Adobe just after Thomas Phinney left. He lives in San Jose, CA. His talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled The history of non-Latin typeface development at Adobe.
He created Howard (2006, a digitization of Benton's Sterling), P22 Allyson (2006, based on Hazel Script by BB&S; a winner at Paratype K2009), the P22 FLWW Midway font family (2006-2018: Midway One, Two and Ornaments; based on the lettering found on the Midway Gardens working drawings of Frank Lloyd Wright from 1913---tall-legged and casual), Kilkenny (2005, P22), a Victorian-style font based on the metal types named Nymphic and Nymphic Caps which were designed by Hermann Ihlenburg in 1889. This typeface has almost 1000 glyphs and comes in OpenType format. It includes Cyrillic characters. Check the studies here and here. For another revival of Nymphic Caps, see Secesja by Barmee.
Hunt also digitized Goudy's Village (2005). Village was originally designed by Fredric Goudy in 1903 for Kuppenheimer & Company for advertising use, but it was decided it would be too expensive to cast. It was later adopted as the house face for Goudy's and Will Ransom's Village Press. The matrices were cut and the type cast by Wiebking. The design was influenced by William Morris's Golden Type. This Venetian typeface was digitized by David Berlow (1994, FontBureau) and by Paul D. Hunt (2005). Hunt's version was eventually released in 2016 by P22/Lanston as LTC Village.
He revived Hazel Script (BB&S), which he renamed Allyson (2005).
Still in 2005, he created a digital version of Sol Hess' Hess Monoblack called LTC Hess Monoblack.
In 2006, he published a nice set of connected calligraphic script fonts, P22 Zaner. Bodoni 175 (2006, P22/Lanston) is a revival of Sol Hess' rendition of Bodoni. He was working on Junius (2006), a revival/adaptation of Menhart Antiqua. Frnklin's Caslon, or P22 Franklin Caslon, was designed in 2006 by Richard Kegler and Paul Hunt in collaboration with the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This slightly eroded font set includes faithfully reproduced letterforms digitized directly from images of impressions made by Benjamin Franklin and his printing office circa 1750. It comes with a set of ornaments.
In 2007, he used Goudy's 1924 typeface Italian Old Style in the development at P22/Lanston of LTC Italian Old Style. That typeface was remastered and extended to cover several languages by James Grieshaber in 2011.
In 2014, Paul Hunt finished work on the wood type revival font HWT Bulletin Script Two (P22 & Hamilton Wood Type). This backslanted psychedelic typeface can be traced back to the wood type manufacturers Heber-Wells (Bulletin Condensed, No. 5167), Morgans and Wilcox (Bulletin Script No. 2, No. 3184), Empire Wood Type (1870: Bulletin Script), Keystone Type Foundry (1899: Bulletin Script), Hamilton (117), and Wm. H. Page & Co (No. 111 through No. 113).
Free fonts at Google Web Fonts: Source Sans Pro (2012; Source Sans Pro for the TeX crowd), Source Code Pro (2012, a companion monospaced sans set by Paul D. Hunt and Teo Tuominen). Source Serif Pro, its Fournier-style relative, was developed at Adobe by Frank Grießhammer. They can also be downloaded from CTAN and Open Font Library.
Fun creations at FontStruct in 2008-2009: Possibly (a stencil loosely based on the Mission Impossible series logo), Probably (same as Possibly but not stenciled), Med Splode, Arcade Fever, negativistic_small, New Alpha_1line, New Alpha_4line, New Alpha_bit, New Alpha_dot [dot matrix font], New Azbuka [after Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet from 1967], positivistic, slabstruct_1, slabstruct_too, structurosa_1, structurosa_bold, structurosa_bold_too, structurosa_caps, structurosa_faux_bold, structurosa_leaf, structurosa_script, structurosa_soft, structurosa_tape, structurosa_too, structurosa_two, Slabstruct Too Soft, Structurosa Clean Soft, Structurosa Script Clean, Structurosa Clean, Structurosa Clean Too, Structurosa Clean Leaf, Structurosa Boxy, Stucturosa Script Heavy.
In 2010, he designed he programming font Sauce Code Powerline. Well, this is probably a renaming of Source Code by some hackers. Just mentioning that sauce Code is on some Github pages.
Lisa Huang was born and grew up in France, and is currently based in Paris. Lisa studied mostly in Paris in graphic design before going further in type and typography with Type@Cooper Condensed program in 2015 in New York City and a couple of years in design companies such as BETC Design and type foundry Black[Foundry] both in Paris. In 2018, she graduated from TypeMedia at the KABK in The Hague.
Lisa's specializes in multi-cultural projects, especially mixing Latin / French and Chinese cultures. In 2019, she founded a graphic and type design studio with her partner Thomas Kim called Polyform Studio (Paris). At Type@Paris 2016, Lisa Huang designed the warm text/sans typeface pair Julie et Julien. Her graduation typeface at KABK was Model Sans and Display (2018). She writes: I paid my attention to the balance between conventional structures of sans serif typefaces, optical corrections for legibility, and details from hand drawn shapes to give it personality.
Contributor in 2019 to the variable programming font Recursive Sans+Mono, the brainchild of Stephen Nixon. Github page where we learn that contributors besides Stephen Nixon include Katja Schimmel, Lisa Huang and Rafal Buchner. In 2019, these authors published Recursive as a variable font with five axes, Mono, casual, weight, slant and italics. Dedicated page. It will be added to Google Fonts at some point. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ingo Preuss studied art at HBK Dresden (1976-1980) and graphic design from 1984-1989. In 1989, Ingo Preuss launched Cubus, a graphic design studio. Since then he also does freelance type design and illustration. Preusstype (est. 2003 in Dossenheim, and now Ladenburg, Germany) is his present foundry. In 2007, he also started an affiliation with The German Type Foundry.
This pixel and bitmap font site is the home of the Proggy programmer's fonts (Proggy Clean, Proggy Square, Proggy Small, and Proggy Tiny, all made in 2004 by the website owner, Tristan Grimmer) as well as a number of contributed programming fonts (Crisp (2003, by Chris Pine), Speedy (by Walter Reel), CodingFontTobi1 (by Tobias Werner), PixelCarnageMonoTT (2004, by Roman J. Lewis, aka "The Wolf"), and Opti and Opti Small (by Nicolas Botti)). It is also the home of two other proportional bitmap fonts for use on web pages (Webby Caps and Webby Small). Several people have contributed to these fonts: Karl Landström to Proggy Clean, Christian Winkler to the Proggy fonts, and Simon Renstrom to Proggy Clean. Another URL where one can download ProggyCleanTT, ProggyCleanTTSZ, ProggyCleanTTSZBP, ProggySmallTT, ProggySquareTT, ProggySquareTTSZ, ProggyTinyTT, ProggyTinyTTSZ.
Designer of readable FON-type bitmap fonts fixed width for printing code: Proggy Clean, Proggy Square. He also made Webby Webby Small and Webby Caps, proportionally spaced pixel fonts.
Some of the main programming fonts as of 2014:
Koen Lageveen is a photographer and UX Designer at Peppered in Delft. His pages about programming fonts are wonderful. They include an on-line app for comparing them. Github link, where most of the programming fonts in his study can be downloaded. In 2021, these included agave, anka-coder, anonymous-pro, apl2741, apl385, aurulent, average, b612-mono, bedstead, binchotan-sharp, bitstream-vera, borg-sans-mono, bpmono, bront-dejavu, bront-ubuntu, camingocode, cartograph, cascadia-code, code-new-roman, comic-shanns, consolamono, courier-prime, courier-prime-code, cousine, cozette, cutive, d2coding, daddytimemono, dejavu, dm-mono, droid-sans, edlo, effects-eighty, ellograph, envy-code-r, fairfax, fairfax-hd, fairfax-serif, fantasque-sans, fifteen, fira, firacode, fixedsys, fixedsys-ligatures, font3270, generic, gintronic, gnu-freefont, go-mono, hack, hasklig, hermit, ia-writer-mono, inconsolata, inconsolata-g, iosevka, jetbrainsmono, julia-mono, latin-modern, league, lekton, liberation, lilex, luculent, luxi, mensch, meslo, monoflow, monofur, monoid, mononoki, mplus, nanum-gothic-coding, notcouriersans, noto, nova, office-code-pro, opendyslexic, overpass, oxygen, plex-mono, press-start-2p, profont, proggy-clean, proggy-vector, pt, quinze, recursive-mono-linear, roboto, sax, share-tech, sk-modernist, sometype-mono, source-code-pro, space, sudo, terminus, tex-gyre-cursor, ubuntu, unifont, verily, victor-mono, vt323.
Chicago, IL-based designer of the monolinear octagonal typeface family ATC Saturn (2015, Avondale Type Company) and the high-contrast fashion mag didone typeface Madison (2015).
Graduate of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. Type designer for Tygodnik Powszechny weekly magazine, History Meeting House and others. In 2016, as part of Warsaw Types, he designed the thick poster typeface Aprobal and writes: In the old Warsaw urban slang, Apropal means a small time crook. This font is inspired by the Czytelnik bookstore, the information signs from Warsaw's Zoo, and designs found in the Lettering Techniques book manual, by Jan Wojenski.
In 2018, he graduated from the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface is called Gamer. He writes: Gamer is a typeface which originates from nostalgia for the games, films, and technology I grew up with. The main aim of the project is to make letterforms that work well both on low and high-resolution screens. To accomplish this, the core shapes of the typeface are drawn on top of pixelated letters. The wider-than-usual proportions are informed by the logos of technology companies. The squarish letterforms are inspired by fonts that commonly appear in sci-fi movies.
Contributor in 2019 to the variable programming font Recursive Sans+Mono, the brainchild of Stephen Nixon. Github page where we learn that contributors besides Stephen Nixon include Katja Schimmel, Lisa Huang and Rafal Buchner. In 2019, these authors published Recursive as a variable font with five axes, mono, casual, weight, slant and italics. Dedicated page. It will be added to Google Fonts at some point.
In 2021, Buchner released the free 10-style rounded monolinear inktrapped slab serif family (+a variable font) Chubbo at Fontshare.
Typefaces from 2022: Duplet (a 14-style geometric sans with a techno vibe; by Diana Ovezea and Rafal Buchner at Indian type Foundry), Duplet Rounded (also 14 styles), Duplet Open (the 14-style companion of Duplet). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Type and technology expert and computer scientist presently working for Google in Mountrain View, CA. His blog was totally dedicated to free and open software. Raph Levien is a software engineer and tech lead of Android Text on the Android UI Toolkit team at Google. A well-known software guru, he was a lead developer for Gfonted and Spiro (a font editor), and helped out with Gimp, among many other things. Raph's previous work includes Google Fonts and the open source Ghostscript PostScript/PDF engine. The topic for his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California, Berkeley, is on better techniques for interactively designing curves, and he also used these tools to design Inconsolata, one of the fonts available on the font API (see CTAN).
Inconsolata (2005) became an instant hit as a monospaced programming font. It was modified by Raph Levien and Kyrill Tkachev as late as 2011. Further modifications were done by Michael Sharpe. CTAN link. See also Open Font Library for this relative of Franklin Gothic.
Raph is working on a revival of ATF Century Catalogue, and proposes it as a replacement for the skinny Computer Modern fonts used in TeX. Other fonts in the pipeline include Century Catalogue, Bruce Rogers' Centaur types, Museum Caps, LeBe Titling, LeBe Book, ATF Bodoni and ATF Franklin Gothic.
Raph's type page, where one can download his didone fonts ghr10 and ghmi10 (2009) and look at Soncino Italic (2009), a lively informal text font.
Raphaël Bastide, graphic designer, hacker, open source evangelist, was born in 1985 in Montpellier, France. He currently lives in Paris and works as a freelance graphic designer and artist. FontStructor who made the pixelized typeface Terminal Grotesque (2011, OFL) for which he was inspired by Radim Pesko and Paul Renner. He also made the pixel typeface LYPC (2009).
He proposes Unified Typeface Design for the standardization of typeface design in an open source context. It also aims for the promotion of open source typography by introducing a transversal and flexible classification. Technically, UTD is a folder architecture to organize font sources, inspirations and references. It is also a JSON file containing useful meta informations about the typeface and its repository. Further font software by him includes Ofont, a tool to list and organize fonts online.
At Velvetyne, he published the free pixelish typeface Terminal Grotesque (2014). Avara (2013) is a free polygonal typeface. Avara Two (2013) is a derived typeface by Raphaël Bastide, Wei Huang and Lucas Le Bihan.
Red Hat Inc
This web site describes itself as follows: On May 9, 2007, Red Hat announced the public release of these fonts under the trademark LIBERATION at the Red Hat Summit. There are three sets: Sans (a substitute for Arial, Albany, Helvetica, Nimbus Sans L, and Bitstream Vera Sans), Serif (a substitute for Times New Roman, Thorndale, Nimbus Roman, and Bitstream Vera Serif) and Mono (a substitute for Courier New, Cumberland, Courier, Nimbus Mono L, and Bitstream Vera Sans Mono). The fonts are now available for you to install.
At Fontspace, one can download these families by Red Hat Inc: Overpass (Delve Withrington), Liberation Serif, Liberation Sans, Liberation Mono. The Liberation fonts were made by Steve Matteson from 2007 until 2009 at Ascender. Liberation Sans is also available at Open Font Library. Overpass and Overpass Mono were created in 2011 by Dave Bailey and Delve Withrington. It is a free open source typeface family based on the U.S. interstate highway road signage type system. Google Fonts link. See also Transpass (2011-2019).
So What created a poster for Liberation Serif in 2014.
RedHat Display, Text and Mono (2021) are open source fonts that were originally commissioned by Paula Scher / Pentagram and designed by Jeremy Mickel / MCKL for the new Red Hat identity. Mickel writes: Red Hat is a fresh take on the geometric sans genre, taking inspiration from a range of American sans serifs including Tempo and Highway Gothic. The Display styles, made for headlines and big statements, are low contrast and spaced tightly, with a large x-height and open counters. The Text styles have a slightly smaller x-height and narrower width for better legibility, are spaced more generously, and have thinned joins for better performance at small sizes. In 2021 we added Light and Light Italic styles, and a Monospace family. Variable fonts with a weight axis are available. RedHat's official site. [Google] [More] ⦿
A software guy and musician from San Francisco, Robey did not like the monospaced Menlo font that comes with Max OS X.6. He tweaked it and created the better-looking free typeface Mensch (2010). Mensch, as Menlo, is a font for showing computer code. [Google] [More] ⦿
Norwegian designer of the free monolinear monospaced typeface Victor Mono (2019). It comes in seven weights and Roman, Italic and Oblique styles, and covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Misha Panfilov (Russian Fonts, St. Petersburg, Russia) created the free Cyrillic simulation Latin/Cyrillic font Tsarevich (2014). Later in 2014, he published Pribambas (free poster font), Shadow (a strong sans), Galaktika (a rounded sci-fi typeface), the free hand-drawn typeface Beryozki (Latin & Cyrillic) and the free poster typeface Fantazyor.
In 2016, he designed the Latin / Cyrillic display typeface Ogonyok, the Latin / Cyrillic typeface Gora (+Stencil) and the free constructivist / art nouveau / pre-Petrine Latin / Cyrillic typeface Dobrozrachniy (with Aleksander Moskovskin).
Typefaces from 2017: RF Rostin (monospaced, ideal for programming), RF Rufo (condensed sans), Krabuler (a fun free children's book or comic book font; free; by Cyril Mikhailov and Misha Panfilov), RF Barbariska (handcrafted and friendly).
Typefaces from 2019: RF Takt (a geometric sans).
Ryan L. McIntyre
Aaron earned a Bachelor's degree in Asian Studies, with a minor in Japanese, at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA. Aaron is a graduate of the University of Reading in 2011, where he earned an MA in typeface design. His graduation typeface was Saja (2011), which covered Latin and Korean. In the Fall of 2011, he joined the Microsoft Typography team.
In 2015, at Microsoft, he designed the free sans typeface Selawik, which is metrically compatible with the infamous Segoe UI. Selawik now also exists as a variable font.
In 2016, het up his own type foundry in Seattle, Saja TypeWorks. At Saja TypeWorks, he published the sans-serif typeface Salish, which is inspired by the art of the Salishan tribes in the Northwest Americas: It draws heavily on the concept of the ovoid, a wide ovular shape that is flat on the bottom and top heavy, that is central to the art style known as Formline. Language support includes some 200 Latin-based languages as well as the necessary orthographies for all Salishan languages, including: Comox, Sliammon, Klahoose, Pentlach, Sechelt, Squamish, Halkomelem, Nooksack, Straights Salish (Saanich), Lushootseed, S'Klallam, Quinault, Upper Chehalis, Lower Chehalis, Cowlitz, Bella Coola, Ditidaht, Tseshaht, Nuu-chah-nulth, Ehattesaht-Nuchatlaht, Kwak'wala, Shuswap, Lillooet, Thompson River Salish, Coeur d'Alene, Columbia-Moses, Colville, Okanagan, and Montana Salish. Haida (a non-Salishan language) is also supported.
At FontStruct, he designed Syzygy.
In 2017, he published HWT Aetna at P22. Aetna is a sturdy roman wood type first see in William H. Page's 1870 specimens.
Aaron Bell digitized the free logo font Air America in 2018. He writes: This font was produced for William G. Sherman who recreated this alphabet from samples of the logo and other sources from the airline company Air America.
In 2018, he published the free DIN-based sans typeface Bahnschrift for Microsoft at Open Type Library. The font posted at Open Font Library is flawed (look at the capital A), so I wonder if that post was done by an impostor. Bahnschrift was the basis of his 2021 typeface, Grandview, which could be tipped by Microsoft to replace Calibri---in use since 2007--in its Microsoft 365 apps and Office products.
For Microsoft's Windows 10, he designed the open source monospaced font Cascadia Code. The plan is to add support for Greek, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Arabic and Hebrew during 2020. TeX support for Cascadia Code.
Typefaces from 2020: SK One Block (a squarish typeface inspired by Arabic Kufic), SK 1980 Unicase (squarish, in seven styles), SK Reykjavik (16 slab and 16 geometric sans styles), SK Aristo (a 10-style monolinear sans with a flagging left wing in the lower case t), SK Falcon (a 24-style geometric semi-serif), SK Akropol, SK Payidar (a 16-style geometric sans for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Kalender (a monolinear display typeface), SK Bade (a mini-serif), SK Asya (a demi-serif typeface with flared, almost lapidary, terminals).
Typefaces from 2021: SK Goldilocks (a 14-style grotesque), SK Merih (a 12-style nearly monolinear simple sans), SK Selanik (a 40-style monolinear almost humanist sans; for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Clarke (a 20-style display sans), SK Moreau (a 12-style geometric sans), SK Greenland (a 14-style humanist sans that has totally succumbed to hipsterism, especially in its coathanger f), SK Seren (a flared incised typeface family), SK Monaco (a 16-style humanist sans), SK Yok Deve (hand-printed), SK Barbicane (a monolinear organic sans), SK Boncuk (an eight-style industrial sans), SK Ilke Mono (a 22-style monospaced geometric sans, useful as a programming font), SK Zweig (a quirky 52-style serif family inspired by Stefan Zweig's work), SK Anatolia (a display font inspired by Anatolian culture), SK Gothenburg (a 48-style grotesk), SK Curiosity (a 40-style geometric sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Scannerlicker (was: Loligo Vulgaris)
Graphic and media designer and art director in Espinho, Portugal, b. 1984, who founded first Loligo Vulgaris and then Scannerlicker. He is the son of an Arts and Crafts teacher and grandson of a typographer.
Fábio has designed some typefaces, such as Illiad Sans (2008-2012, a modular family), Exablock (2008, modular ultra-fat face), Moo (2010, another fat geometric face), and Space Mace (2008, pixel face). Moo (2009) is a free geometric outline font. His octagonal Geomelia was renamed Gerusa (2009, OCR-like face).
Typefaces from 2012: Isotope (a large family in the Isonorm style).
Fonts from 2013: Maoos (a layered textured typeface).
Fonts from 2016: Grafista (monospaced programming font), Forja.
Fonts from 2018: Electrica (a typewriter family inspired by IBM Selectric), Maquina (monospaced).
Fonts from 2019: Fester (a geometric sans done for custom work), Optician Sans (free; Anti Hamar hired Martins to produce a bespoke typeface for one of their clients, Optiker-K, a family-held Norwegian business, providing optometrist services since 1877).
Typefaces from 2010: Uivo (a grotesque).
Georg Seifert (Schriftgestaltung) is a Bitterfeld-Wolfen and/or Jena, Germany-based designer, born in Halle in 1978. He was a student at the Bauhaus University Weimar and runs Schriftgestaltung.de. He is best known for the free font editor Glyphs, released in 2011. Seifert lives and works in Berlin. His typefaces include
Creator of the free monospaced pixel programming font Tamsyn (2011). He writes that two styles were derived from Gilles Boccon-Gibod's Monte Carlo face. Other inspiration came from Gohufont, Terminus, Dina, Proggy, Fixedsys and Consolas. Scott Fial is with Fial Incorporated in Oregon City, OR. Scribus link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Shapes for Cash
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about The world's even bigger Hamburgefonts. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about the resurrection of the pencil. He states in the abstract: During research for my recently published book, "Shapes for sounds", I investigated the Glagolitic alphabet created by the brothers Cyril and Methodius. This alphabet was the mother of Cyrillic. I learned to write the letters, an activity that took on a life of its own and led to a body of interpretation bordering on the obsessive. My talk will focus on the history, development, and subsequent abandonment of the Glagolitic alphabet and will show the new drawings, sculptures, scripts and typefaces I have produced as a result of this investigation. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik.
Chris Simpkins (Source Foundry, Baltimore, MD) wrote these free font tools:
In addition, Chris designed the free programming font Hack (2018).
FontStructor who made these fonts in 2009: 5x5 (pixel face), SignaPix (pixel script), MegaPixel, Steamwriter, Minimalista (4x4 pixel face), Square Off (programming font), 12segment (pixel face), Oriental Theatre, (+Smooth: condensed piano key typefaces), 7x7:1 basic Serif (pixel face), 7x7:2 Classic (pixel face), Square On, Sharp Perforation, Modern Monospace.
In 2010, he created Squeaky, Texico (a gorgeous Tex-Mex party headline face), Dutts Sans, Dutts Serif (dotted typefaces), Concrete Block (octagonal). Squareplane (+Sharp) and Tacky (a coffee bean font), Cancerous (pixl), Squrave (pixelish), Variable (pixel face), Impossible (pixel), Super (dotted), S-Video Real, Odds and Ends, Edward, Reversey, Rocky, Tacky (dotted), It Pops (athletic lettering), Bulge, Brick Block (3d face), Whoops, Gradient, Uniform Heavy, Uniform 2, Here Is Your Receipt, Filmstrip, 4444, Offf, Leave It To The Mind, Wayvee, Illusiyellow, Thunky, Jot It Down, QweABC, Bleach, 5x7 Practicali, Fancy 5x7 (pixel), Crispy, NoNoNo, S-Video, Blockish.
Creations from 2012: Hardclips (military stencil).
Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing graduate who lived in California and in Holland, MI, and now resides in Louisville, Colorado. He was a disciple of Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes. MyFonts page on him. In 1990, he started work at Monotype in Palo Alto to create the Windows truetype core fonts Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New. He stayed with Monotype and then Agfa/Monotype until 2003 (when he was probably fired, but that is only an unreliable guess), directing type development from the design office in Palo Alto, CA. Bio at Agfa/Monotype. He has directed branding projects such as Agilent Technology's corporate sans serif and Microsoft's corporate font family 'Segoe'. At the same time, he was involved in producing bitmaps and outline fonts for cell phones and TV set top environments. He has worked extensively designing Greek, Cyrllic, Thai, Hebrew and Arabic alphabets to satisfy the requirements of customers such as IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun and Sybase. In 2004, he co-founded Ascender Corporation in Northbrook, IL, where he remained Type Design Director until Ascender was bought by Monotype, where he now heads the type design team (12 people in all, as of 2013).
Designer, with David B. Lamkins, of a free Mac bitmap font: Anonymous is a nonproportional or monospaced 9 point bitmap font designed for programming, and for distinguishing between characters that can easily be confused in the Macintosh reserved ROM font Monaco 9. Mark Simonson created the freeware truetype version Anonymous (2001). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1954 in Ithaca, NY, Susan designed some of the original bitmap fonts for the original Mac in 1983-1984, including Chicago, New York, Monaco (download), FiveDots, Geneva, Cairo (dingbat font), LosAngeles, Athens and San Francisco (1984, ransom note font), while being a Creative Director at Apple (1982-1985). For Danger Research, she created the bitmap fonts Hamilton 5, Hamilton 6, Waverley 5, Waverley 6, Bryant 7 (2000). Interview with Cybergrrl. Atomic Media sells these pixel fonts of hers: Kare Five Dots (family), Ramona (script pixel font), Harry, Everett, Kare Six Dots (family), Biology (dings), Kare Dingbats, MiniFood, Ned, Sampler.
She explains the choice of names for the original Mac fonts: The first Macintosh font was designed to be a bold system font with no jagged diagonals, and was originally called "Elefont". There were going to be lots of fonts, so we were looking for a set of attractive, related names. Andy Hertzfeld and I had met in high school in suburban Philadelphia, so we started naming the other fonts after stops on the Paoli Local commuter train: Overbrook, Merion, Ardmore, and Rosemont. (Ransom was the only one that broke that convention; it was a font of mismatched letters intended to evoke messages from kidnappers made from cut-out letters). One day Steve Jobs stopped by the software group, as he often did at the end of the day. He frowned as he looked at the font names on a menu. "What are those names?", he asked, and we explained about the Paoli Local. "Well", he said, "cities are OK, but not little cities that nobody's ever heard of. They ought to be WORLD CLASS cities!" So that is how Chicago (Elefont), New York, Geneva, London, San Francisco (ransom note font), Toronto, and Venice (Bill Atkinson's script font) got their names.
Kare is also known for the original set of Mac icons.
The Apple fonts shown below are outline fonts made by Bigelow & Holmes on commission, based on Susan Kare's original pixel fonts. Susan Kare did not design the outline fonts sold by Apple at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Tabular Type was set up in the United Kingdom by Toshi Omagari. In 2019, he designed Comic Code (a monospaced programming font created to compete with Comic Sans; see also Comic Code Ligatures), Tabulamore Script, which combines a monoline monospaced wide script with a casual architect's style. Other typefaces from 2019 include Belinsky Text and Belinsky (a monospaced sans).
William Dwiggins worked with multiple typewriter manufacturers including Underwood, Remington Rand, and IBM, but none of them were finished. He left a number of intriguing drawings which are now kept at the Boston Public Library. In his Dossier (2020), Toshi Omagari combined these materials to make a cohesive monospaced typeface family: the upright was taken from a drawing of monospaced lowercase for an unknown client, and the italic was from the work Dwiggins did for Underwood, called Aldine.
Turkish art director and graphic designer in Istanbul. He was born in 1985 in Kircaali, Bulgaria. In 2009 Taner Ardali graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Creator of the Embrio family of typefaces in 2009. In 2015, Taner designed the brush type Flow Handscript and the rounded elliptical organic sans typeface family Iogen, an outgrowth of Embrio.
Typefaces from 2020: Antikor (a monoline sans for programming and play).
Typefaces from 2021: Planc (a 20-style geometric sans).
The perfect programming font
The typography of code
Hamish Macpherson discussed and illustrated his five favorite fonts for showing programs, after discussing the pioneering code font, Courier (1956, Howard Kettler for IBM).
During his studies at Canterbury College, UK, Thomas Bagnall (London, and before that, Ashford, UK) designed Paper Cut Typeface (2013), X-Code (2013, a circular typeface), and the modular typeface Quadratix (2013). In 2016, he designed the octagonal typeface family System. In 2017, he published Adept Sans. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Ti92Pluspc font family by Texas Instruments (1998): a typewriter/monospace font with Latin and Greek glyphs. The font is very similar to Menlo. The copyright is with Monotype, 1991-1999. The Unicode problems were fixed by Steve Sterpe (San Jose, CA). [Google] [More] ⦿
Ray Larabie (b. 1970, Ottawa, Canada) ran Typodermic in Mississauga, ON, which opened in the Fall of 2001. In 2006, it moved to Vancouver, BC, and in 2009 it moved on to Nagoya, Japan. Dafont page. Ray Larabie has been making fonts since 1996, but those early fonts were freeware. His pre 2001 fonts are grouped under the label Larabie Fonts. In 2001, he set up Typodermic. Latest additions.
The Typodermic fonts:
Catalog of the Typodermic library in decreasing order of popularity. Extensive (large page warning) Typodermic catalog. Font Squirrel link. Creative Fabrica link. Fontsquirrel link. Fontdaily link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graduate from the Art School HKU in Utrecht, The Netherlands, who founded her own studio in 1999. Born in Utrecht, she graduated in 2007 from the University of Reading, with a project entitled Sirba, a Latin and Greek type family designed for dictionaries and small print documents. This typeface was published by Typetogether in 2010. They write: Sturdy and functional in the Dutch tradition---dark, warm and legible. ... Dark? ...
Regular workshops held by Velvetyne Type Foundry at La Générale in Paris. These workshops result in a number of hybrid or derived typefaces that are free to use. Download link for all fonts. A list of initial typefaces, all named Coupeur (after the French pronunciation of Cooper in Cooper Hewitt):
This Montevideo-based designer (b. 1967, Mexico City) has a degree in Graphic Design from the University ORT Uruguay. He lives in Montevideo since 1985. Since 2000, he teaches in the area of publishing in the Faculty of Communication and Design at University ORT in Montevideo, in the Faculty of Communication and Design. Since 2005 he is also teaching Typography II. He is a partner of the design studio Taller de Comunicación. Economica is said to be the first digital typeface made in Uruguay. Lamonaca is Director of Tipografia-Montevideo, Uruguay's first site dedicated entirely to typography. In 2011, he started his own blog, type portal and foundry, called Fábrica de tipos. Many of his recent typefaces are published with TipoType.
Lamonaca created the experimental typefaces Quetzal and Equis Normal. He also made Chau Trouville (2010, a slab serif), Chau Philomène (2010, Google Web Fonts), Chau La Madeleine (2010, slightly elliptical), and Chau Marbella.
Other typefaces: Muzarela (2011), Económica Sans Serif (2007, see also MyFonts or Google Web Fonts), Economica Cyrillic Pro (2016, with Sergiy Tkachenko), Economica Next (2017, with José Perdomo), Wurz and Wurz Display (2013), St Patrick (2013, TipoType---the oblique version of San Benito), Korn (2013, grunge), Arya (2013, a solid, bilined or trilined all caps sans family, Tipotype; extended in 2017 to Arya Rounded), Prevya (2013, inspired by the metalwork of the early twentieth century), Yapa (2013, a display titling typeface followed by Yapa Rough in 2014), and San Benito (2012, bold blackletter style).
Editor of TipografĂa Latnoamericana (2013, Wolkowicz Publishers), a book with contributions by Zalma Jalluf, Ewan Clayton, Julio Ferro, Eduardo Rodríguez Tunni, Fernando Díaz, Lautaro Hourcade, Viviana Monsalve, Patricia Benítez, Fabio Ares, María Laura Fernández, Miguel Catopodis, Alejandro Valdez, Juan Heilborn, César Puertas, Ignacio Martínez-Villalba, Felipe Cáceres, Francisco Calles, Crist&ocute;bal Henestrosa, María Teresa Bruno, Juan Pablo del Peral, Fábio Lopez, Fábio Haag, Tony de Marco, Francisco Gálvez, Marcela Romero, Aldo de Losa, Henrique Nardi, Gustavo Wojciechowski, Marina Chaccur, Juan Carlos Darias, Víctor García, Marina Garone Gravier, Juan Pablo de Gregorio, Cláudio Rocha, Cecilia Consolo, Pablo Cosgaya, Alejandro Paul, Rubén Fontana, Diego Vainesman, Oscar Yáñez, Dave Crossland.
In 2017, Tipotype published Vicente Lamoncaca's 48-font family Arazati which was inspired by Edward Johnston's (humanistic sans) typefaces, although its design is not based on a literal reconstruction. Two monospaced variants called Arazati Codex are free. Arazati is the name of the place in Uruguay where Johnston was born in 1872. Arazati moved over to Underground in 2019.
In 2018, he published the exclusive angular text typeface Alacena---only 220 licenses will be sold.
Adam Greasley (Colt Creative Design, or Wearecolt, Bradford, UK) made Bessington (2012, a hand-printed blackboard bold typeface), Giddelham (2012, a flowing italic family), Quickrest (2012, a tall poster face), Iamblock (2012, fat counterless octagonal typeface), Adams Hand (2010), the hand-drawn condensed typeface Craft Sign, and Quick Death (2012, a hand-drawn poster family).
In 2014, Adam published the 4-style clean-shaven sans family Adget Sans.
Typefaces from 2015: Oxblood No1 (a handcrafted tattoo font).
Typefaces from 2016: Dead Meat (all caps, handcrafted).
Typefaces from 2020: Pronk (in Clean, Rough and Outline styles).
Typefaces from 2021: Kin Grotesque, Gather Serif (a delicate serif), Codo Mono (a 12-style wide monospaced programming font, and two variable fonts), Take Note, Take Note, Something New (a sharp and edgy display serif). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The fonts are: Calibri, Calibri-Bold, Calibri-Italic, Calibri-BoldItalic, Cambria, Cambria-Bold, Cambria-Italic, Cambria-BoldItalic, Candara, Candara-Bold, Candara-Italic, Candara-BoldItalic, Consolas, Consolas-Bold, Consolas-Italic, Consolas-BoldItalic, Constantia-Regular, Constantia-Bold, Constantia-Italic, Constantia-BoldItalic, Corbel, Corbel-Bold, Corbel-Italic, Corbel-BoldItalic. See also here and here. The OpenType versions are automatically installed when one downloads the beta 2 of Office 2007 or The Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats (Beta 2). Comments by Poynter Online. Another download site. Candara download. Zip file with the fonts. Calibri source. Jeff Atwood claims that Consolas, which was designed for ClearType, can barely be used without it. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Wojciech Kalinowski was born in Wroclaw, Poland in 1969. Since 1990, he has designed and carved inscriptions and reliefs in stone, commemorative plaques, and gravestones. He also deals with computer graphics, digital typeface and logo design, and wallpapers. His typefaces are free and are available from the Open Font Library (or OFL).
He created New Shape (2012, organic sans), Medieval Sharp (2011, blackletter), which originated 15 years earlier from a stone inscription alphabet. Consola Mono (2011, OFL) is a monoline monospaced sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Classica (2011) is a classical roman family. SquareAntiqua (2011, OFL) is a wavy informal face. Cursive Sans and Cursive Serif (ca. 1997, OFL) and Modern Antiqua (1997, OFL) are also based on stone inscriptions. Klaudia and Berenika (2011) is a Celtic style family. Roundstyle (2011) is a sans display family. Modern Antiqua (2011) has a strange name for a font that is neither modern (i.e., didone) nor Antiqua---it is an organic, or liquid, typeface with the gothic flavor of Jonathan Barnbrook's types.
Kalinowski started the NovaCut typeface ca. 1986. Around that time, he developed Gothica, which served as a model for Nova Cut. Gothica was released in 2020.
The uncial typeface family Celtica was released in 2020 and can be downloaded at Open Font Library.
He created the free monospaced "programming" fonts NovaCut, NovaFlat, NovaOval, NovaRound, NovaSlim, NovaSquare, and NovaMono (2011, OFL): NovaMono is the monospace font especially created for programming, text editors and for terminal-use. NovaMono contains a large number of symbols, operators and other miscellaneous signs. NovaMono is a missing part of NovaFont Family. Nova Font is the family of six fonts. There are: NovaCut, NovaFlat, NovaOval, NovaRound, NovaSlim and NovaSquare. Now, the seventh part of the family - NovaMono. The following Unicode ranges are supported:
In 2020, he published Simply Sans.
Google Fonts link: Nanum Myeongjo.