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Type design in Puerto Rico

[Painting by Jean-Michel Basquiat]


Anthony Rivera

Graphic designer in Gurabo, Puerto Rico, who created the display typeface Biting Metal (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Martorell

Antonio Martorell (b. 1939, Santurce, Puerto Rico) is a well known Puerto Rican painter, graphic artist, writer and radio and television personality. Martorell worked with Lorenzo Homar in his workshop for the Institute of Arts and Culture in Puerto Rico. Martorell developed as a printmaker, sign maker, and illustrator under the mentorship of Homar and later established his own workshop called Taller Alacron (The Scorpion Workshop) that created many politically thematic posters for Puerto Rican Universities during the 1970's. Since then, Martorell's colorful career includes contributions to theater, stage design, and performance art. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antonio Rodriguez

Puerto Rico-based designer of Mabs Arts (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Armando Pacheco Ortiz

Puerto Rican type designer, b. 1991. He lives in Caguas. His first type design is the experimental typeface Just Around The Corner (2010). His foundry is called ArmandoP.

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Carla Talaba

Photographer in Las Piedras, Puerto Rico. She designed some typefaces in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Alexis Ortiz Escalante

Typographer in Cayey, Puerto Rico, who created the hexagonal typeface Hexal (2012) and the decorative caps typeface Marvel (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Aponte

New York-based Puerto Rican artist, who designed the sports dingbat font DF Energetics (1995). Versions at Elsner&Flake, ITC and Esselte (original). This font was inspired by Picasso.

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

Edgar Flores Diaz

Art director in Chicago, who created the avant-garde typeface Caracas Sans Serif in 2013. He studied in 2012 at University of the Sacred Heart, San Juan, Puerto Rico, and has a BFA from Florida International University, Miami, FL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edna Isabel Acosta
[lagartija desino]

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Fantasy Inspirations
[Janet Torres]

Fantasy Inspirations offers delicate and delicious commercial dingbat fonts by Janet Torres. They include Antiquettes, Antiques and Jewelry. Janet Torres (b. 1970, Puerto Rico) is a professional secretary. MyFonts page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Freaky Ed

Puerto Rican artist from Jayuya, b. 1991. Designer of DJ Gross (2001; the credits of this all caps handwriting font are to SD Fonts, a Finnish foundry, so I am confused as to the origins). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Herbert Honness

Humacao, Puerto Rico-based designer of the all caps sans typeface Bae Pro (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jan Paul Reyes

Aka Jan P. Burgos and as Phenom. During his studies at Columbia in Yauco, Puerto Rico, Jan Burgos or Jan Paul Reyes (Ponce, Puerto Rico) created the free typefaces Party Hard (2013) and Smooth Elegant (2013). These fonts were made with FontStruct.

In 2014, he created the cigar bar typeface Reyes, and the hipster typeface Phlekzi.

Fontspace link. Older Behance link. Another Behance link. Another URL. Another Fontspace link. Dafont link. Yet another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janet Torres
[Fantasy Inspirations]

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John L. Ocasio

Ciales, Puerto Rico-based designer (b. 1985) of the modular typefaces Cameron Edge (2016), Rebellion Sans (2016), Rebellion Serif (2016) and Razor Edge (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jose Manuel Nieves Roman

Puerto Rican designer of Poor Man's Comic Font (2009, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

lagartija desino
[Edna Isabel Acosta]

Lagartija desino is the Puerto Rican foundry of Edna Acosta that produced Aliance (1998), Chupacabra (1998), the Diplomatica family (1998, with ornaments), Acosta Regular, Acosta Italic, Acosta Bold, Acosta Bold Italic, Acosta Black, Acosta Black Italic, Spirograf (1998, dingbats). All fonts by Edna Acosta. Edna graduated from the Parsons School of Design in New York in 1990 with a BFA.

Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lely Maldonado

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based designer of the thin sans (class project) typeface Straigh (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lorenzo Homar

Puerto Rican letterer, illustrator and poster designer. His lettering includes an Alfabeto Español (1969), and an ad for Orquestra Sinfonica (1965). Lorenzo Homar received a PhD from the InterAmerican University in Puerto Rico in 1972. Illustrations: Sgt Everett Gould, Fitchburg, MA, Puerto Rican poster (1968), Sin Nombre (1976). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Manuel Olmo-Rodriguez

Visual communications designer from San Juan, Puerto Rico, who operates as OlmoCs. Behance link. Logo and type designer. His typefaces by date:

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Marcos Alvaradado

Guaynabo, Puerto Rico-based student-designer of the backslanted display typeface Ansible (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maria Del R. Colon

Caguas, Puerto Rico-based designer of the display typeface family Prickly (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melissa Arroyo

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based designer of a great typographic illustration of Olaf (2016), a character in Disney's The Frozen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nat McFly

Puerto Rican creator (b. 1997) of the hand-printed typeface Woah (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Medina-Leansry

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[Pedro Medina-Leansry]

San Juan, Puerto Rico-based designer of these typefaces in 2022: Deliria (what letters look like after a Delirium Tremens), Fusil (a 5-style display typeface that crosses genres), Matria (a curvy stencil typeface), Nimba (a 6-style paintbrush family), Quiron (an 8-font + variable squarish sans), Zafrada (a 13-style lapidary rustic family for which the designer took inspiration from sugar cane). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Quiñones

Comerio, Puerto Rico-based graphic designer. His type designs include Movant Barks (2009, techno family), and many logotypes. OC Bold and Light (2009) were commissioned by Original Cred, a clothing brand. With Drew Rios, he published the art deco typeface Gandhi in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valentina Valldejuli

During her photography and graphic design studies in San Juan, Puerto Rico in 2015, Valentina Valldejuli created an experimental typeface, a gorgeous art deco set of numbers, and some comic book typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veronika Larsson

Stockholm-based designer of the irregular script typeface Basquiat ABC (2013), which is inspired by the great Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Veronika also made some stunning scratchboard illustrations in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wesley M. Pastrana
[Weslo Fonts]

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Weslo Fonts
[Wesley M. Pastrana]

Weslo Fonts is the foundry of Wesley M. Pastrana, a San Juan, Puerto Rico-based graphic designer (b. 1989).

He designed the didone family Malibu (2010), the sans family Dark Moon, the avant garde typeface Demon Breeze (2010, renamed Devil Breeze), the unicase sans family Wet Dreamz (2010), and the display typeface Illegal Curves nd Orgasmo (octagonal), Galactik (sci-fi) and Rewind in 2010. In 2014, he published Avant Retro (art deco) and Olim Futura.

Several fonts can be downloaded here. Fontspace link. Dafont link (under the name Illegal Curves). Home page. Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿