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Type design in Quebec



[Headline set in Manygo Serif (2012), a skyline typeface designed by Michel Troy]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
https://luc.devroye.org
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2rebels

A defunct Montreal foundry run by Denis Dulude and cofounded by him and Fabrizio Gilardino in 1995. Denis Dulude closed shop in 2011 and returned all rights of fonts to their creators. [I wish everyone would be so generous...]. Most fonts can now be found in the FontHaus collection.

The designers included Annie Bastien (Sofa, Scratch), Robert Beck (Table Manners), Christine Côté (the handwritten Nacht), Denis Dulude (Razzia), Patrick Giasson (Proton 102), Fabrizio Gilardino (Babbio), Marie Laberge-Milot (funny dingbats Fred Family), Anna Morelli (Quattr'Occhi), Serge Pichii (Thais Light), Clotilde Oliff (Douff: geometry in action), Martijn Oostra (Mold Family), Marc Tassell (Pilgrim Family), and Michel Valois (Perceval Family). MyFonts link.

View the typefaces made by FontHaus / 2 Rebels. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adam Sajkowski

Graphic designer in Montreal who created the sans typeface Detektiv (2013): Detektiv is a playful sans-serif display font inspired by vintage Polish children's books and derived from DIN 1451. Work in progress.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albertine Nerevan
[Albertine's Fonts]

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Albertine's Fonts
[Albertine Nerevan]

Albertine Nerevan is a Quebec-based designer, b. 1973. Blog. Creator of the old-fashioned handwriting faces Holiday Home (2009), Lapointe's Road (2009, connected script), Les oeufs de Cassowary (2009), Edward's Wedding (2009), Flowers Cube (2009), and Philomène&Ephrem (2009).

Devian tart link. Fontsy link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aldo Parise

Art director in Montreal where he is with Paris Associates. Behance link. At FontStruct, he made the dot matrix faces Augustis (2011) and Augustis Squared (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Colizzi

Italian designer (b. Rome, 1966) who studied at KABK in Den Haag in 2004, and was at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy, France, in 2001 and Parsons School of Design in New York in 1999, after a design career in Venice, Milan, and Switzerland. He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden for his research into Bruno Munari's graphic design work. He teaches type design at UQAM in Montreal. His research interests are focused on typographic history, type design and lettering, and information design.

He created Mignonne (2004, aka Mirabelle), which was especially designed for small text setting under modern printing conditions. He also did the condensed Offbeat (1998, T-26, with Marco Tancredi).

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Forma, Dattilo, Modulo. Nebiolo's last effort to produce a 'universal' typeface. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Haniotis

Montreal-based designer who created the free modular typeface Megas (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Saumier Demers
[Coppers & Brasses]

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Alexandre Simard

Québec-based designer of Capucine, 1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanda Mocci

For the Australian wine brand Swoon, Amanda Mocci drew the hairline avant-garde typeface Swoon in 2010. Amanda is a graphic designer in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Novak

Industrial designer. Amy's typeface Aalto (2012) is inspired by the well-known Finnish architect and designer Alvar Aalto. She also made the custom font Articule (2012) for a gallery in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Papaelias

Graphic designer who has worked at the McGill Daily in Montreal (1997-1999) and at SUNY (New Paltz, NY, 2003-2004), where she obtained an MFA in Intermedia Design in 2005. She wrote a thesis in which features of OpenType are used to replace bad words with good ones. Discussion at Typographica. Currently, Amy is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz. From 2006 until 2009, Amy was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut.

Flash demo which does not work on several browsers. Scribbly handwriting fonts (no downloads) include Sugar and Spice, Shy Slacker, Francophile and Cranky Kid. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrea Cavaleri

Montreal-based designer of Deco Sans (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Simard

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec-based designer who created the sans typeface ITC Migration Sans (2009, ITC and now, Monotype). His second typeface was Harfang (2010, PSY/OPS: a 12-style transitional family).

In 2012, he designed OurType Corbeau Pro. The sans family Corbeau comes in three times eight styles and was completed with Fred Smeijers, and produced and released by OurType.

His projects for 2013 include a font for the Cree and Naskapi in Northern Quebec developed with assistance of Bill Jancewicz. This font, tentatively called Goosebreak, is being extended to also include all the Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics (Athapascan, Blackfoot, Carrier, Cree, Naskapi, Nunavik, Sayisi Dene, etc.). The Latin part of the semiserif typeface is based on Harfang.

Still in 2013, he will publish a typeface called Carouge over at Psyops.

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

Andréanne Roy

Quebec City-based designer of a piano key typeface for the identity and logo of the Musée du Jouet de Nantes (France) in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andrél;anne Teasdale

Quebec City-based designer of the alchemic typeface Absolu in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Morelli

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Gonza Family, Gonza Plus Family, Luna Martino, Manomessa, Quattr'occhi, Vague. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Anne Catherine Verrette

During her studies, Anne Catherine Verrettre (Quebec City) created the thin italic typeface Kennedy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annie Bastien

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: NuclearReactor, ScratchNsniff (1997), SemiSans, Sofa (at UQAM in 1995, as a student there). Annie grew up in Laval, near Montreal, and is a graphic designer in Montreal. See also here.

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

Anouk Pennel
[Feed]

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Ashley West

Ashley West (Montreal, Quebec) designed the oily signage typeface Florida Macaroni (2013) and the dot matrix typeface Peggo (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Au fin fond de nulle part
[Lucie Grenier]

Au fin fond de nulle part is Montreal's Lucie Grenier's site, where she offers free and shareware dingbats: FFwebsuite (2000), Wateverding (2000), Casas (2000), FFFrames (2000), poste (2000), FFLiens (2000), fletp (or: FF Livres et Plumes, 2001), FF Fruits&Légumes (2002). Commercial dingbats: FF Holiday Webset 2, FF Websuite 3, 4, 5 and 6, FF Babioles. She also has beautiful fractals, well worth a visit. Lucie moved to Newfoundland around 1992. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aurélien Guerout

Freaky Typeface (2013) is a collaborative experimental school project of Aurélien Guerout and Michael Descharles at Ecole d'Art Maryse Eloy under the supervision of Eva Kubinyi and Jean Widmer. Aurélien lives in Montreal.

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

Axel Harvey

Montreal-based astrologer and author, who obtained an MA in history from the University of Toronto in 1964. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BaseLAB
[Joancarles P. Casasín]

Barcelona-based foundry involved in custom font work, est. 2005. Original fonts: Inclusive (2007), Urbanium (2005, a bold display face), Handwritten, Eixample (2008, octagonal and rounded), Screech (2008) and Begyptienne. Modified fonts (or re-fonts in their words) include Le Grand Palais (stencil, for La Force de l'Art, Paris, 2006), BeTV (for a Belgian TV channel), and VijfTV (a modification of Chalet for a Flemish TV station). Their custom types include Atrapalo, Kipling (a fashion mag family done in 2011), STM Montreal (2011, for the Montreal transportation system), Dialogue, Kidswa, Hangar and Costa Design. One of the main collaborators is Joancarles P. Casasín. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beckii Adel

Montreal-based designer. During her studies at Concordia University, she created the free floriated caps typeface Floralism (2013), a font whose glyphs are shaped like in Novecento, one of the "in" typefaces of early 2013. Its decoration is inspired by art nouveau and psychedelia from he 1960s.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bella Alma

Based in Quebec and born in 1994, Bella Alma created the pixel typeface What A Pity (2010, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Morrissette

Music font connaisseur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Jancewicz
[CreeKeysLT]

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Brigitte Schuster

Brigitte Schuster is a graphic designer, calligrapher and lettering artist who graduated in 2008 from Concordia University in Montreal (only one block away from Luc's house...). She writes about herself: I am an independent Art Director (Graphic Design), Print Artist and Photographer practicing in Montreal, Canada. I am currently teaching typography and photography courses in the Graphic Design department of a college in Montreal. After attending a three-year graphic design program in Munich, Germany, I spent a few years working there both as an employee for print and web agencies, and as a freelancer. In 2005, I completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts, with a specialization in painting from the Italian Academy of Fine Arts of Carrara, Italy. [...] I moved to Canada in 2005 where I continued working in and for the graphic design industry. In 2008 I completed the Graduate Certificate in Digital Technologies in Design Art Practice at Montreal's Concordia University. In my graphic design practice I ideally work in editorial design, also corporate branding, with a focus on typography. Over the last year or two, I developed a great interest in type, which I express in my calligraphy and lettering work and type design research. Graduate of the Masters program in type design at KABK, 2010. Author of Brush calligraphy with a tree branch (2009) and Book Designers from the Netherlands (2014). Her typefaces:

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Bruno Nadeau
[Wyld Type]

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Camille Beaulieu-Brunet

Originally from Montreal, Camille studies graphic design at Anderson University in South Carolina. During her studies, she created the quaint mini-serifed typeface Ado (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolane Montcalm

During her studies in Montreal, Carolane Montcalm designed the thin slabbed display typeface Tricoti (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Catherine D'Amours

Graphic designer in Montreal who created Tits Mono (2014). She founded the Collectif Pointbarre in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cécile Peschier

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the Escheresque typeface Penrose (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cephalopode

Youngster from Quebec City, b. 1989. Designer of Noises Pop (2007, a futuristic face). No downloads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Châteaux Celtes et Chimères

Marie-Louise Pépin's page on medieval resources and "enluminures". Has a Heraldic (uncial) truetype font for download. Medieval resources in Québec. Addresses and links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlérik Lemieux

Design student at UQAM in Montreal, who in 2009 won a typography award from the Fondation de l'UQAM. He designed a sans in 2009 that was showcased on pages 34-35 of Pica Magazine, volume 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charlene Sepentzis

Graphic designer in Quebec City. She played around with a roman capitals typeface and designed Been There Done That (2011). Creator of the beveled typeface Breakers (2013) and Emilio Grande (2013, a great all-caps poster font). In 2014, she made the bilined caps typeface Cloudy Type, and Lazy Font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Daoud
[Charles Daoud Type (or: CD Type)]

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Charles Daoud Type (or: CD Type)
[Charles Daoud]

Charles Daoud (CD Type, est. 2013) is a graphic designer and art director in Laval, near Montreal. He was born in Montreal in 1980. His typefaces include:

  • Dense (2013). A free geometric sans serif typeface family.
  • Dual (2014). A geometric sans with many features that will make hipsters happy. Dual 100 is one of the finest hairline sans faces of the recent past. Dual 300 is free.
  • Quartier (2011). A sans headline typeface.
  • Voga. A stylish high-contrast condensed didone with a free Medum weight.

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

Charles H. Barnard

Early 20th century designer of letters, such as this Modern Roman typeface. He was an editor of Graphica (The Herald Press, Montreal and Toronto). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Hanna

Creator of the typeface X+Y 3D (2014). Charles is based in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Leroux
[Grype]

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Charles-David Gaudreault

Graphic designer in Chicoutimi, Quebec, who created the mini-serifed display typeface Uncut (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chester Jenkins

With just one name (the other one was lost in an accident!), Chester, the type designer, was born in Montreal in 1971, and worked at Thirstype in Chicago. In 2005, he started up the type coop Village, which is located in New York. His fonts include Syzygy, Schmelvetica (at FontShop), Psyche (unreleased), Orbit (2003, with Rob Irrgang), Rheostat (1996, a grunge dot matrix font family), HateNote, Panderella (2000-2001, ultra geometric), Eclogues (1999, an absolutely stunning romantic high-ascender-descender family), LoveHateCollection, JohnHadANightmareLastNight (2001), Alexey (2003, a stencil family, with Rick Valicenti), Apex Serif (2003, with Rick Valicenti), Exchange (dot matrix), Pizzelle Italic, Phatso (2003), Satchel Paige (2003, a wood type typeface made with Tracy Jenkins), Pixella (2003, pixel font), Nillennium (2000, an octagonal family), Freedumb (2004), Galaxie Polaris (2004, a sans) and Virgil, the last twelve fonts at Thirstype. At Village, he published Mavis (2005), Apex Sans (2004, with Rick Valicenti), and then Apex New (2006), which has a hairline weight, Apex Thin, and Apex Rounded (2010). In 2009, he codesigned the large x-height text family Galaxie Copernicus with Kris Sowersby at Village. In 2010, he and Jeremy Mickel made the poster type family Aero, which took inspiration from Roger Excoffon's Antique Olive. It won an award at TDC2 2011.

His custom-made faces from 2006-2007 include these: Rewards (with Kris Sowersby), Always Radio (with Markus Rakeng), 2Wice Egyptian, Apex Compact, Apex New Condensed, Baro Heavy, Baro Light, Baro Medium, Baro Super, DPA Gothic, Endzone, Galaxie Ariane, Galaxie Copernicus, LMVDR, Modernismo, Snickers. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Chester Jenkins
[Constellation]

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Chris Berthe

Designer of the paper fold typeface Paper&Love (2010). Chris was born in and lives in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Bélanger

Montreal-based graphic designer who created the stitching font Knitmap (2Rebels). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christian Belanger

Designer who created the pixel / dot matrix typeface family Knitmap in 2004 at 2Rebels in Montreal. After the sale of 2Rebels to Fonthaus, one can obtain the typeface via FontHaus. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Christian Plourde
[KreaXion Design]

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Christina Bonanno

Montreal-based designer of the slab serif typeface Bonanno (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christine Côté

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Nächt. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Newton

Montreal-based graphic designer. His work includes a typeface, Plateaux (2009, a hairline architectural drawing face)---clean as a whistle, it seems to have been used in some movie titles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claude Belhumeur

Designer from Lasalle, Quebec who created a Chinese zodiacal sign typeface in 1979. Google patent link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claude Pelletier

Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.

Dafont link. Yet another URL. Abfonts carries many of his fonts. Fontspace link.

His typefaces:

  • Salamandre (2012). A tall 19-th century style slab typeface based on Iguana, a design of Sally-Ann Grover.
  • Aerolite C Pone (2013). A calligraphic connected copperplate script.
  • Angelica CP (2011)
  • Banner Star (2012). An American flag-themed display typeface.
  • Barrio CP (2011). An inline face.
  • BeansCP (2010, after a font found on page 10 of Art Deco Display Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo).
  • Bienetresocial (2003), BienetresocialBold (2003).
  • Bizarre and Bizarrerie (2010; based on Edwards and Inland, both designed in 1895 by Nicholas J. Werner at the Inland Type Foundry; renamed in 1925 by BBS)
  • Bloque Demo (2011). Experimental.
  • Bold (2008)
  • Carre (2009, athletic numerals).
  • Caslon CP (2012, based on Caslon 223 Bold).
  • Champignon (1999-2009, a formal calligraphic script)
  • Chartrand (2010, Victorian)
  • Chomage (2009)
  • Chopin Script (1999-2010, calligraphic; after Polonaise by Phil Martin)
  • Constanze Initials (2010). After Constanze Initials by Joachim Romann (1956).
  • Crayonnette (2000)
  • DeClaude (2010, patterned and named after DeVinne)
  • Derniere (1999)
  • Dojo CP (2011)
  • Dynamic CP (2010, based on page 48 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces as Dynamic Deco)
  • Ebony (2011). Based on a Marder&Luse design from 1890. Ebony is on page 38 of 100 Ornamental Alphabets by Dan X. Solo and also on page 43 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Embrionic 85 (sic) (2012, +Swash Caps) and Embrionic 55 Swash (2012): an ink trap sans display family.
  • Essai (2003)
  • Euclid CP (2011): based on an 1880 typeface at Central Type Foundry.
  • Fancy Text (2004, blackletter)
  • Fantaisie1 (1999)
  • Gourmandise (2013), an exquisite Normandian-style didone display typeface.
  • Grandee CP (2014). Claude says that it is based on T.H. Grandee, but that is too cryptic for me...
  • Haricot (2010, a fat modular typeface based on Beans in the Dan Solo catalog)
  • Humeur (2001-2002, funny smilies)
  • IEC5000 (2011). A symbol font with electrical and other icons.
  • Initiales Medium (2011)
  • JohnHancockCP-Medium (2010, bold didone)
  • Landi Echo (2011). A remake of Landi Echo by Alessandro Butti (1939-1943).
  • La Tribune (2011). A newspaper type.
  • Le Golf or Le Trou (2010, art nouveau typeface by Antoine Szczebanski, digitized by Claude Pelletier; also on page 71 of the Solotype catalog)
  • Les Etoiles (2013): an inline typeface
  • Lionel P (2010, a multiline typeface inspired by Letraset's 1973 typeface Stripes)
  • Malvern (1999)
  • Manquis CP (2012). A roman typeface.
  • Maratre (2013). A delicious connected copperplate calligraphic script.
  • Monterey Wide (2011). A Tuscan ornamental face, based on a showing on page 22 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Motscroises (1997)
  • Niaisage (2012). A lachrymal caps only typeface.
  • Oxford CP (2010, a multiline face, based on the 1960s typeface by Christine Lord)
  • Pasdecourbe (2003)
  • Pasdenom (2001, no punctuation)
  • Pepinot (2012), an art nouveau typeface based on Coral Inline on page 190 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Pistilli Roman (2011, after the original by Pistilli)
  • Postface (2012). A bold signage script face.
  • Rita Smith (2012). After Primavera by Rita Major.
  • Rogers, Rogers2 (1997). He says that it is not his font---that he just rearranged the glyphs. According to Claude, can be found in the book Treasury of Authentic Art Nouveau Alphabets, ed. Petzendorfer, Plate 23. It was made in 1902 by A.V. Haight for Inland Typefoundry.
  • Simplement (2011) is Cut-in Medium on page 163 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • Stylie Stymus (2012).
  • Threshold (2014).
  • TriangleETcircleShadow, TriangleETcircleShadowed (2010, 3d iron work style face)
  • UptightC (2010, multiline face).
  • YagiUHFNo2 (2012).
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Claudie Leger

During her studies in Montreal, Claudie Leger was inspired by Alphonse Mucha when she designed the ornamental art nouveau typeface Freyja (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Colgate Collection

The Colgate Collection at McGill University is Canada's finest type book and specimen collection. It probably rivals any collection in North America as well. The link leads you to just the first half of the type specimen collection (Text format for most of that list). Part of the collection on typography. Part of the collection on typefounding and type-cutting. I know that there are fine books at Harvard and other Ivy League libraries, but none (!!!) allows the use of scanners or digital cameras in the rare books divisions. Duplication is possible at a cost well above the purchase price of the (rare) book if you need a reasonable number of copies. But McGill is open for business. Free, democratic, accessible to "the people", even the poor, the way it should be. Cameras and scanners are allowed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Computational Mathematics Laboratory

At Concordia University in Montreal. Pankaj Kamthan's page on PostScript. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Constellation
[Chester Jenkins]

Constellation is a creator and publisher of contemporary typefaces and is run by its two partners, Chester Jenkins (based in New York, born in Montreal) and Tracy Jenkins. They also feature typefaces by Magnus Rakeng, Patrick Giasson, Kris Sowersby, Rick Valicenti, and Jeremy Mickel. Constellation contains the main elements of the previous Village and Thirstype foundries. Typefaces:

  • Aero (2011, Chester Jenkins and Jeremy Mickel). Based on Roger Excoffon's Antique Olive.
  • Apex Sans (2003), Apex New (2005) and Apex Rounded (2010). All by Chester Jenkins. Apex Serif and Apex Sans were codesigned with Rick Valicenti.
  • Arbor (2010). Arbor was originally commissioned by the New York Times magazine for use in their 2008 Hollywood special issue. The source was Rob Roy Kelly's book of woodtype samples, and the D and H from Caslon's Italian of the 1820s. An original representative of this Western genre.
  • Brooklyn (2013, a brutalist typeface) and Brooklyn Stencil (2013, an octagonal stencil). The original was commissioned in 2007 by Michael Bierut for a sports complex.
  • Galaxie Cassiopeia (2006). A round connected upright script. By Chester Jenkins.
  • Galaxie Copernicus (2009). An interpretation of Christophe Plantin's Plantin (cut by Robert Granjon) and Frank Hinman Pierpont's Monotype revival of Plantin. By Chester Jenkins and Kris Sowersby.
  • Galaxie Polaris, Galaxie Polaris Condensed (2004-2013). Two sans families by Chester Jenkins.
  • Oz (1999). A round typeface family by Patrick Giasson. Designed as an homage to Oswald Cooper (whose nickname was Oz), whose Oswald Cooper inspired the fat shapes.
  • Radio (1998). A retro script family by Magnus Rakeng.
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Coppers & Brasses
[Alexandre Saumier Demers]

Quebec-based type designer Alexandre Saumier Demers set up Coppers & Brasses in 2011 in Montreal together with Etienne Aubert Bonn. Both graduated from the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal. Creators of these typefaces in 2012: Martha (monospaced slabby grotesque done by both founders), Sardine (fat signage typeface by Bonn), Freitt (blackletter typeface by Bonn). Nicole (2012) is an elegant basic sans typeface by Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane.

In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014, Alexandre in turn graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK. For his graduation, Alexandre developed the didone typeface family Lewis. He writes: Lewis is a typeface designed for mathematical typesetting, specifically for the TeX typesetting system. It consists of 3 text styles (Roman, Bold, Italic) and 3 math styles (Math Italic, Greek, Blackboard) for use as variables. The text Italic relates to the Roman while the Math Italic stand out with its cursive construction. Likewise, the Greek differentiate easily from Latin characters. The Blackboard inlines are adapted for text sizes with their wide and open cut. Lewis features many size variants and extending shapes, ideal in displayed equations.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coy Dreamer

Catherine (aka Coy Dreamer, b. 1992) lives in Quebec and made the handwriting font Thirteen Candles (2008). She also runs a small script archive where one can find ALCharisma, ALHeavenly, AmazoneBT-Regular, AmbianceBTSwash-Regular, Annabelle, AriosoNormal, BrockScript, CACChampagne, CACLaskoCondensed, CACPinafore, Cheeseburger, Cheri, Cookies, DiscoMonkey, DreamLover, Elegant, Fontana, GoodGirl, GoodVibrationsScript, HappyBirthday, HoneyLight, JackieO, KristenITC-Regular, LainieDaySH, Laurell, MarketingScript, MeaCulpa, NadineScriptExtra, PassionsConflictROB, Qwigley, RivaLetPlain, Ronita, ScriptMTBold, Shimmer, SloopScriptTwoLessSlant, StereoHifi, TheNautiGalROB, Thursdoo, TwinkleStarROB, UpDock, WendyMedium, WendyMedium, akaDylanPlain. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CreeKeysLT
[Bill Jancewicz]

At this site of the Cree Cultural Institute in Opemiska Meskino, Oujé-Bougoumou, Quebec, we find free Unicode and non-Unicode Cree fonts BJECreeBold, BJECree, BJCreeUNI, BJCreeUNI-Bold, all designed in 2000 by Bill Jancewicz, NDC Kawawachikamach Quebec, Canada. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Curious Flux
[Francisco Castro Miranda]

Francisco Castro Miranda (aka Curious Flux) created DeLorimier, an experimental display font created in 2009 when he spent a summer in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Lajeunesse

Free interleaved 2 of 5 barcode TrueType font at the BarCode1 site. Also free EAN-13, UPC-A and UPC-E barcodes by Daniel Lajeunesse at the same site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel U. Thibault
[Urhixidur Fonts Type Foundry]

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Danielle Sayer

Fellow Montrealer who created Spencerian Flourish Moustaches (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danny Demers
[Nu School]

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Dave Girard

Art director of Strut Magazine in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Julien

Designer in Gatineau, Quebec. Creator of Mr. Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Roberge

Graphic designer from Quebec City. He created the commercial pixel faces David Sans (2005), David Sans Condensed (2005) and David Device (2005).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Tremblay

Graphic designer in Montreal. While taking a course from Colizzi at UQAM, he designed the hexagonal typeface Hexactly (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Youden

Montreal-based graphic designer who created the fancy geometric typeface Rocko (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Dulude

Former ballet dancer. Montreal designer and owner and founder (with Fabrizio Gilardino) of 2Rebels in Montreal (since 1995). His fonts: 2RebelsUn, 2RebelsDeux, BadDeni, CaféNoir, CleanCut, Cuty, Gréco, Junk, K.O. dirty, Menace, Mutation, Nameless, PlasticMan, Razzia, South, Tape, Tex, Tex-Loose (1998), ThinMan, Voyou.

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

Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)
[Robert Beck]

Canadian graphic designer and creative director Bob Beck has been living in the Montreal area since 1995. In 1999, he set up Dialekt Design. His typographic oeuvre is extensive:

  • Learned Behaviour (1996-1997), Manipulator, LaPlaya, 1996, all experimental/exploratory typefaces available from 2Rebels.
  • Table Manners, 1997, PsyOps, 2Rebels, Prototype Experimental Foundry (defunct). Beck: Table Manners was born out of the desire for a highly readable text typeface with a subtle graphic edge that would amplify with size. This otherwise simple and geometric type shows its mischief through devilishly spiked-serifs and unexpected curves.
  • Loop. 1998. The loop typeface is a pure research project designed by Dialekt in order to investigate the development of simple letterforms through rigid, bold geometric structures and rigorous grid systems.
  • RagingBoner, 1999. Custom typeface designed for Burton Snowboards for product packaging and communications materials.
  • Hermetique (2001), designed initially for Cascades Paper's exclusive use on paper sample swatchbooks, soon to be released in modified form as a full family.
  • Private Press, 2001. This typeface was letterpress printed from an original 1858 10-Line woodtype specimen from the Wells, NY type foundry, and then digitzed in ultra high resolution to retain all the character and wear of this aged alphabet. It is available for purchase as a bitmap TIFF image collection only.
  • Asylum, 2005. Asylum is a hand-lettered typeface designed specifically for a snowboard project application for Performance Boardshop in Quebec. It contains 1,313 unique individual glyphs and comes in OpenType format.
  • Blaikie, 2006. Blaikie is a custom commission for Canadian Law Office Heenan Blaikie, a national copyright and patent law office. It was developed for proprietary use in all communications materials, as well as signage and wayfinding needs internally for all offices Canada-wide.
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Digital Empires
[Stephen Tune]

Original display fonts by Orlando-based ex-Montrealer and ex-McGiller Stephen Tune: Men In Blue (1998), IronCladBolted (1997), IronClad (1997), Odishi (oriental simulation) (1997), Fantique Four (1997), Seafaring (1997), Spawned (1997) and Draft Gothic (1997). Type based on the logos of popular comic books and movies. Free demo samples only. Dead link. The web site closed its doors in 2003.

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

Dimitri Douard

Montreal-based graphic designer who made a great typographic poster called Sale Chienne (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elea St-Hilaire

Montreal-based creator of the plant-inspired display typeface Livingtype (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Cheong

Montreal-based designer of the multiline typeface Triplé (2014). Triplé is based on Cassandre''s Peignot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elodie Nonnon

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created a few experimental scratchy and ink spill typefaces in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emile Lord Ayotte

During his studies in Montreal, Emile Lord Ayotte created the German expressionist typeface Badblood (2014), which can be bought here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Lavigne

During her studies in Montreal, Emilie Lavigne created the lachrymal typeface Flores (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie René-Véronneau

Emilie René-Véronneau is a Montreal-based freelance graphic designer of Techno Peignot (remix of Peignot) and of a tribal font, Amazon. No downloads. View samples at ERV Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emilie Turcotte

Based in Montreal, Emilie Turcotte created the display sans typeface Sucré in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Encyclopedia Typographica

Book containing specimen of 6300 commercial digital typefaces, compiled by Paul Morency and josé Perez (2004). It comes with a handy on-line font database. Paul Morency has been in the advertising and printing field for more than 20 years. José Perez is a self-employed pre-press technician, providing services to printers, digital photography, page layout and printing services. Both are based in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Djengué

Montreal-based French designer in 2014 of the free fonts Crack, Slurp (wide and monospaced), KC Regular (octagonal), Wigz and Ligne. Behance link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ethan Cote

Chi Huynh (Ethan Cote) from Montreal interviews type designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Aubert Bonn

Etienne is a graduate of the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal. Cofounder in 2011 of Coppers & Brasses in Montreal, together with Alexandre Saumier Demers. In 2012, he designed the signage typeface Sardine and the blackletter typeface Freitt. Together with Alexandre, he created Martha (a monospaced slabby grotesque), still in 2012. At The Cooper Union, he created Barapa (2012).

In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. His graduation typeface is called Nurraq. He explains this Latin/ Inuktitut typeface: Nurraq is a multi-script typeface system that matches a Latin serif text typeface with a Canadian aboriginal syllabics character set for the Inuktitut language. The very different nature and origin of these two scripts creates an interesting context for both typefaces to share influences coming from each other's tradition, and, by doing so, bridging the gap that usually separates these two forms of writing. Nurraq won an award in the Morisawa 2014 type competition. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Poulin

Originally from Quebec where he was art director at Ubisoft, Etienne Poulin is a graphic designer and art director in Vancouver, Canada. He created a thin pixelish typeface called Pixel & Cie (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etienne Savaria

Montreal-based graphic designer who made the octagonal typeface Paradoxa in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eve Duhamel

Eve Duhamel from Montreal is into illustration and design. She designed the hand-printed Wonderland font in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyad Al-Samman

Eyad Al-Samman is a graphic designer, typographer, photographer, translator, and a freelance literary journalist. He was born in Sana'a city, Yemen, in 1976. Eyad has a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering. He started working as a graphic designer in 1999. His first typeface is Concordia (2005, a squarish techno typeface that was named after the university in Montreal where he studied). Sherbrooke (2009), a free pair of sans serif fonts, is named after Sherbrooke Street in Montreal (Luc's home...).

Creator of Samman (2011, Arabic), Castile (2011, kufic style), Nasser (2010), Zawiya (2008).

In 2012, he made Eyadish (Latin and Cyrillic): Eyadish is specifically designed for commercial, educational, cultural, and social purposes related to infants, babies, kids, and children, Loyolliams (2012, squarish, a renamed version of Concordia) and Alfarooq (2013).

Typefaces from 2014: Kindah (a modern Kufic font named after Kindah, an ancient Yemeni tribe), Nusaibah (a modern, geometric, and headline Arabic display typeface.. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fabien Delage

French designer (b. 1985) of the grunge faces La Street Kids (2013), Redwood Creek (2013), House of Horror (2012), Plane Crash (2012), The Sickmen (2010), The Blood Shack (2010), Dead Kansas (2010), Forever Black (2009) and Survival Horror (2007) and the scanbat fonts Watch The City Burn (2008), Kids From Snow Hill (2009), Northern Territories (2011, grungy caps), DC Comics (2011), and This is my town (2008). Writing You A Letter (2009) is a simple handwriting font. We Spray (2009), This Is My Town 3 (2013), and This Is My Town (2010) are dingbat fonts.

Dafont link. Aka The Wondermaker. Dividing time between Paris and Montreal. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabien Laborie

Frenchman who started out in Grenoble in Paris, but is now based in Montreal. Designer of the octagonal paper fold typeface Danses Libres (2012) and the titling font Nougatine (2012). These fonts are free.

In 2014, he cretaed the great free mechanical octagonal typeface Motorless, which was made with FontStruct.

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

Fabrizio Gilardino

Milanese cofounder with Denis Dulude of the Montreal-based typefoundry 2Rebels in Montreal, at the zenith of the grunge era. Montreal-based designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Angry, Babbio, Boggle, Carbon, Hanbuhrs, Manesca, Nonlinear, Nunavik (1995: Inuktitut simulation typeface), Scritto Politto Freako (1996), Toxin, Duchamp-Dirty (2001), DV9 (with Marie-France Garon). 2Rebels was absorbed into / bought by FontHaus.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Fabrizio Gilardino's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Feed
[Anouk Pennel]

Montreal-based studio, est. 1999. In 2011, it published the retail typeface Wigrum, a sans serif with strong references to both geometrical sans of the thirties, and to their current influence. It can be bought from BAT Foundry. The designers, Anouk Pennel and Raphaël Daudelin, explain: Wigrum was born in 2011, when Anouk Pennel and Raphaël Daudelin, from Montréal-based design studio Feed, were preparing the book design for Daniel Canty's latest novel. Canty, a contemporary writer from Québec, writes in Wigrum about a mysterious character who moves at the border between fiction and reality, between Second World War time and present time, between Eastern and Western Europe.

Other (non-retail) typefaces by them include Feed Mono, Multiplex, Adaptive (octagonal), Infrafonte, Toxstruct (a modular typeface possibly made with Fontstruct), and MML Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Felipe Munoz

During his graphic design studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Feipe Munoz created the free sci-typeface Crystal (2014). Behance link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FGI

Montreal-based 50-font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Figure Studio
[Jeremy Hally]

Figure Studio is the showcase of designer Jeremy Hally in Quebec. He made some experimental typefaces in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Compare v1.0.2

Font Compare is a handy little utility that allows one to compare three true-type fonts at a time and to easily see whether a font contains all the numbers and punctuation, as well as the international characters needed for writing French. Free Windows utility by Lav Plourde. Direct download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

François Boisvert

Freelance designer in Montreal. Creator of the Felt Gothic family at [T-26]. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

France Dufour

Alma, Quebec-based teacher, b. 1963. To help young readers, she the sans typeface FDL (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Castro Miranda
[Curious Flux]

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Francois Xavier Saint Georges

Montreal-based designer and artist, who created a paper cutout / dada typeface in 2013 called Not Everything Is Easy.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary Katch

Montrealer Gary Katch designed a beautiful symmetric (up=down) chess font called Chess Montreal. Truetype, shareware. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gary Paitre

Gary Paitre (Digital Dude) is an American-born Montrealer, whose design work took him to the "bubbly" logo for BUI Optometrics (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

GautFonts
[J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier]

J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier (GautFonts) was born in Montreal in 1964, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His fonts from 2005 and before include BarrelOfMonkeys, ChainFontOpen, ChangChang, ChangChangWoodcut, DirtyDarren, FireStarter, GriffinDucks, Jenna Myles, LollipopLettering, Lymphnodes, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Quake3ArenaBats (scanbats), SapphireSativa (2005), ZappaBats, Judas Priest (2004), Caviar Rancid (2004), BackPage (2003), BatFont (2003), MagicCatalog (2003), Samdan (2003), The One Ring (2003), The 3 Stooges (2003), Yahoo Font (2003), BikerBones, CBGBFont, Cortesia, DryGulchBlack, DryGulchOpen, FlyLegs, Frank, MissingLink, PotLand, Punk, SheCreature, SweetLeaf, ThaiPedicure, TypoNegative, VectorBlack, VoodooDollLetters, VoodooDolls, VoodooDollsPinned, ZappaBats, Griffin (2002), GriffinBold (2002), HeadHunter (2002), Montezuma (2002), MontezumaAncient (2002), MrBubbleFont (2002), PhoenixOne (2002), PhoenixTwo (2002), Spliffs (2002), SteelTown (2002), TattooLettering Black (2002), TattooLettering Open (2002), VladDraculBats (2002), Beatnik Hayseed (2002), ChangChang (2002, oriental lookalike), Crumb (2002), GearBox (2002), Happening (2002), LogFont (2002), Piranha (2002), Sardines (2002), Tilt-A-Whirl (2002), ChineseWatchShop (2002), DickVanDyke (2002), Göt (2002), KamikazeBats (2002), Springfield Tablets, AlphabetFridgeMagnets, Beethoven, BeethovenRough, BeethovenRougher, Bicycle (outlined), BicycleFancy, BoobToob, Burris (Old West font), BurrisGhostTown, BurrisShootOut, CBGB (pearly letters), Chain Font Black, CheapSign, ChickenFarm, CornFed, CrappyDan, CrappyDanLowercase, DimWitGauche, DimWitRight, Eastwood, FantasticFont, Fear, FearlessVampireKillers, FeltCrappyDan, FrootStand, GassyGaut, GauFontExposition (trilined), Gauts, GautsMotelLowerLeft, GautsMotelLowerRight, GautsMotelUpperLeft, GautsMotelUpperRight, Gearbox (geary alphading face), Göt (blackletter), HoaryGaut, Houdini, IncantationOne, IncantationTwo, IrwinAllen, JackOLantern, Jagged, JoeJack, KathleenLowercase, KathleenUppercase, KentuckyFriedFont, KentuckyFriedChickenFont (2004, signage), LeadType, LeadTypeBoldInked, MadScience, Moscoso (morphed Western titling font, psychedelic), OogieBoogie, OrganDonorGuts, OrganDonorSkin, PinkCandyPopcornFont, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Potland (marihuana alphadings), Punk, RapaNuiLetters, RapaNuiMoaiBats, RapaNuiMoaiFont, RedStar (2004, pretty handwriting based on the pen of Linda Cappel), RedStarBold, RockFont (Flintsones font?), Sasquatch, Sea Creature, Shaman, ShermlockMadstyle, ShermlockSolid, Shock, ShockThick, SpookyMagic, StagTickets, StartlingFont, TattooParlour (2004, scanbats), ToOsamaLoveGeorge, TypewriterKeys, Vector, WebPress, WebPressBold, Weird, WereWolf, ZootAllures. He has some comic book fonts, some dingbats, and several fonts around the theme of magic.

Interview. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gérard Mariscalchi

Montrealer who designed ITC Redonda (1998, an upright ronde script), Baylac (a psychedlic font fdirst done at at Agfa, and then at ITC) and the Comic Strip family. Planned are the calligraphic font Herald (for Font Bureau), the protest font Infamy, and Robin Hood. He created the following Agfa Creative Alliance fonts: Evita (1998, now an ITC font: an organic roundisch script), Baylac, Link, Lineale, Iona, Marnie and Toots (1997, based on calligraphy by Villu Toots). He designed the great calligraphic font Scrivener in 2000 (I guess the Herald project at Font Bureau must be dead then).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. Alternate link.

View Gérard Mariscalchi's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Geneviève Rose

Geneviève Rose (Laval, Quebec) created the wave-themed display typeface Ocean (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grype
[Charles Leroux]

Grype was set up by Charles Leroux (b. 1980, Montreal) in Montreal. He created Rendezvous GRP (2008, a Tuscan typeface inspired by the lettering of Ben Shahn on the cover of the novel Rendezvous with Destiny), Condemned (2008, grunge) and Banished GRP (2008, a Western slab serif saloon font inspired by Astro Zombies, the 1968 Cult Cinema Classic).

Obliterate GRP (2013) is a grungy letterpress typeface.

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

Guillain Marion

Montreal-based graphic designer, who created the display typeface MOEA (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gyom (Guillaume) Séguin
[Last Soundtrack]

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Hamie Robitaille

Graphic designer in Montreal. At UQAM, for a course given by Étienne Aubert Bonn and Alexandre Saumier Demers, she designed an untitled but very beautiful Viennese Secession style typeface in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

High-Touch Communications Inc.

Tom Kouri's Montreal-based graphic design and web company. Involved in "Branding&Web", Tom Kouri is partially involved in custom font design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacques Bertrand

Jacques Bertrand works in the Department of Psychology at the University of Trois-Rivières, Québec, Canada. He designed the Mac fonts Amour Tendre, Bertrand, Jean Camil, Nancy Blue, Petit Bonheur (see also here), Provence, Puccini and Steinbeck (Mac only). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Castura

Montreal-based designer of the school project font Partition (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janice Wong

Janice Wong (Run Comrade, Chicago, IL) is studying at the Illinois Institute of Technology (IIT) in Chicago, working towards her Masters of Design and MBA (2013). She created some custom handlettered faces called Custom POP Fonts in 2010 for the POP Montreal festival. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janie Legault

During her studies, Gatineau, Quebec-based Janie Legault created the alchemic typeface Eska (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janilie Fleury

During a course of Alessandro Colizzi in Montreal, Janilie Fleury created the Peignotian typeface Styletto (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jasmine Brochu

Art director in Quebec City who designed the blackboard bold typeface Madame Carmélia in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jasmine Dearden

Montreal-based type designer who created the bubblegum shadow typeface Urban Streets (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jason E. Lewis

Director of Obx Labs and professor of design at Concordia University, Montreal, since 2002. With Bruno Nadeau, he developed creative type software called Mr. Softie. His bio at Concordia: Jason Lewis is an Assistant Professor of Computation Arts program at Concordia University. His research explores the semantics of interaction, and his creative practice revolves around experiments with dynamic, interactive and performative text. He teaches Interactive Media and Advanced Topics in Computational Media. Before entering academia he spent ten years leading projects in places such as Interval Research and the Institute for Research on Learning. He studied philosophy and computer science at Stanford University, and then art and design at the Royal College of Art, London, where he received an MPhil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Javier Stanislas Michalski

Typographer who emigrated from New York to Montreal. His mostly unreleased fonts are of the "extreme" type: Compounda, Michalski Glacial Roman, and X-Height. He released Treble (2002), a techno font, at T-26.

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

Jérémie Dupuis

Montreal-based creator (b. 2000) of the free typefaces Triomphe (2014, a sans), Mockup (2014, geometric sans in four styles), Eligible (2014, a slab serif) and Zorus Serif (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Baptiste Levée

Jean-Baptiste Levée is a French type designer based in Paris. He is a co-founder of the Bureau des Affaires Typographiques. teaches typeface design at the Caen-Cherbourg school of Arts & Media and at the University of Corte. He designs custom and retail typefaces. His typeface portfolio:

  • Vuitton Persona (2007): a family made under the supervision of Porchez for Vuitton's bags.
  • Wallpaper corporate typeface (2008): Under the art direction of Meirion Pritchard and Christian Schwartz, this 2-style sans was developed for the architectural magazine Wallpaper. It is a self-confessed blend of Meta and Amplitude.
  • Le Monde Courrier PTF (2008): an extension and OpenType completion of the glyph tables of Porchez's LeMonde Courrier.
  • Panorama (2004-2008): an elegant full-fledged sans family from hairline to extended bold, and from Extra Condensed to Extra Extended. It can be bought at Production Type.
  • Henderson Serif & Sans (2006): This is a Baskerville family conceived by J.-F. Porchez, but extended and perfected by Levée. The Sans is in the style of Arial with large x-height. The Typofonderie page does not mention Levée.
  • Retiro (2007): Done with J.-F. Porchez for Madriz Magazine. This is a didone family with juicy and classy alternates. Will be available to the public in 2015.
  • Pimkie (2006): a playful feminine display face.
  • Seenk Serif and Seenk Sans: a text family done with Christophe Badani in 2005.
  • Expert (2009): a unicase typeface done for magazine, ca. 2009.
  • Acier BAT (2009-2010, BAT Foundry): an extensive family that builds on Cassandre's 1930 font by the same name.
  • Gemeli and Gemeli Mono. This sans family can be bought at Production Type.
  • Synthese.
  • Carrefour Origin (2011). A tall thin face. This custom typeface led to the vretail typeface family Origin Super Condensed.
  • Cogito Atelier Malte Martin. The sans family Cogito can be bought at Production Type.
  • Telerama Dogon. This is a matchstick or campground face.
  • Nathan Enfantine. A simple upright connected script.
  • RMNGP Constellation (2013) is the bespoke dot matrix typeface of Réunion des Musées Nationaux---Grand Palais for their on-site, online and printed communications.
  • Vanity Fair France (2013).
  • Countach (2014, Production type). Described as follows by the designers and team, Superscript2, J.-B. Levée, Sandra Carrera and Irina Smirnova: Countach, the tough compact sans supercharged with brawn & brains. Developed for The Crew, a critically acclaimed auto racing video game, Countach evokes the muscular and mechanical dynamics of fast cars and urban adventure.

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.

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

Jean-François Rey

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Kidy, Freysk. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jeannine Dederichs Gélinas

During her studies, Jeannine Dederichs Gélinas (Gatineau, Quebec) created the wiry typeface Passion (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jellyka (was: Cutty Frutty)
[Jey Stevens]

Quebec-based creator (b. 1991) of the handwriting or script fonts Jellyks King's Hat (2012), Jellyka Delicious Cake (2011, calligraphic), Jellyka Lucky Day (2011), Jellyka Vampire Street (2011), Jellyka Western Princess (2010), Jellyka Wonderland Wine (2010), JellykaCuttyCupcakes (2010), Jellyka Wonderland Wine (2010), Jellyka BeesAntique Handwriting (2010), Le Grand Saut Textual (2010), Le Grand Saut (2010), Gare de Chambord (2009), Jellyka - Love and Passion (2009), Jellyka Waterways Seafarers (2009), Love and Despair (2009), Saint Andrew's Queen (2008: great!), Jellyka---Nathaniel,-a-Mystery (2008, connected hand), Jellyka Estrya's Handwriting (2008), Jellyka-Evan-&-Estrya (2008, grunge), Jellyka Endless Voyage (2008), Jellyka Castle's Queen (2008), CuttyFrutty (2007), Ellianarelle's Path (2007, hand-printed), Jey (2006) and Jellyka Jellyfish (2005, handwriting).

Dafont link. Other names used by her: Jey d'Edvikhan and Jellyka Nerevan. Another URL. Yet another URL. Fontsy link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Hally
[Figure Studio]

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Jey Stevens
[Jellyka (was: Cutty Frutty)]

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J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier
[GautFonts]

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Joancarles P. Casasín
[BaseLAB]

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John Goodger

John Goodger was involved in a firm called Goodger Valleau and Associates at 2050 Mansfield Street [now Hotel Saint Germain] in Montreal. At a certain point Goodger Valleau and Associates began using the names Artisart for the art studio, Artistat for the stat house, and Art Etc., for design projects.

John designed the Visual Graphics Corporation font Goodger Pointy (a phototype) in the early 1970s. Some peop;le on the Typedia blog say that Goodger Pointy appears to be similar to the Mergenthaler Linotype style Metro, designed by W. A. Dwiggins.

Acknowledgment: Thanks go to Montreal-based graphic designer Gerry L'Orange who used to work under Goodger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Lavoie

Quebec-based designer of the experimental typeface Smashed at UQAM (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Paquette

Mont-Rolland, Québec-based designer (b. 1984) of Idiot (2007, grunge), karabinE (2007, pencil-shadow grunge), 84 Rock (2006, grunge), Charles S (2006), Chocolat Bleu (2006), Desperado (2006), Docteur Atomic (2006, grunge), Alfred 24 (2006, grunge), Trop Flou (2006, grunge), 1-2-3-Go (2006, grunge), reflet électrik (2006), Verdy (2006, grunge), Verdy Evolution (2006, grunge). Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Richard

Quebec-based designer (b. 1988) who created Westfalia Sans (2010), the grungy Black Metal Sans (2009) and the handwritten Jon Sans (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joumana Medlej

Lebanese student who was at McGill University in Montreal. Developer of a free Mac font, Mesha, based on the Phoenician script from the Mesha stela. She also has some interesting exercises on Arabic typography from the American University in Beirut (AUB). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Journée Grafika

Journée Grafika was held on September 16, 2003 in Montreal. Speakers included Erik Spiekermann, Ed Fella, and Denis Dulude. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kafri

Julia Kafri (Montreal, Quebec) created Continuum (2013, a hand-printed caps typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Tremblay

During her studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Julie Tremblay created Gamins (2013, a polygonal almost-origami typeface) and Network (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Michel

Montreal-based designer of Le Conservatoire (2013), a display / poster typeface family based on Helvetica. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Poisson

Montreal-based designer, illustrator and digital artist who created the wonderful Typeface (2012, an alphabet of comic book style human faces).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julien Vallée

Montrealer who wrote a thesis in 2006 on typography while studying in Paris. It includes a 2-minute video clip on the influence of geometric elements in typefaces, and draws on the work of Kurt Schwitters. He is working on a very original geometric outline font called Carousel (2007) [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juliette Schack

Graphic designer who made the geometric experimental typeface Tangram (2011). Juliette is now based in Geneva, Switzerland, after previous jobs and training in Paris and Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Karnoug

Graphic designer in Montreal who created an elegant display sans typeface for her own identity in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karine Provençal-Leblanc
[Studio Digitalys]

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Karl Ouellette

Montreal-based designer. Behance link. Creator of the decorative curly typeface Amary (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keith R. Field

Pointe Claire, Quebec-based designer of the elegant freeware font Menuetto (1994; available from the FontFreak site), Floralies (1994), and Obtuse Highlight.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ketlin Martins

Originally from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Ketlin moved to Canada in 2008. She studied at Emily Carr University of Art & Design and the British Columbia Institute of Technology in Vancouver. She is working as a freelancer in Montreal. In 2013, she designed the modular fashion mag typeface ABC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

KreaXion Design
[Christian Plourde]

Christian Plourde (KreaXion Design) is the Montreal-based designer of the grunge font Stcum (2003). He states: "Font done with scans of the Montreal's subway and bus tickets." He also made the destructionist font Krunchy (2004), Sketch (2004), Fast, Tuyau, Values (2004), CP (2004, handwriting), Special Blend (2004, a grunge face), Grind (2004, a grunge face) and Fishy (2004, a gorgeous typeface with letter shapes made up from various fish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristin Matte

Montreal-based designer of some icons for the ALT Hotel in Halifax in 2013. Behance link [Google] [More]  ⦿

La Svelte

Gatineau, Quebec-based designer of the free all-caps poster typeface Cough (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lara Assouad-Khoury

Lara Assouad Khoury was born in Montreal, and graduated from the American University of Beirut with a Bachelor in Graphic Design degree (BGD) in 1998. She worked as a designer at LeoBurnett (Lebanon, 1998-2000). After one year in Cairo, she moved to Dubai (UAE) and worked as a Senior Designer for Landor Associates (2001-2005) where she was involved in the design of extensive corporate identity projects for large Middle Eastern companies and institutions, such as the visual branding for the country of Jordan. She has graduated with an MA from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique in Nancy (France), where she studied under renowned type designers such Hans-Jürg Hunziker, André Baldinger, and others. She has researched and is in the process of developing her own extensive Arabic Naskh font. She taught graphic design and Arabic typography courses, at the American University in Dubai. She is an independent type and graphic designer since 2005. She embarked on a project in 2005 with Fred Smeijers to make an Arabic sister, Fresco Arabic, for Smeijers' Fresco family. For this, she takes inspiration from calligraphic samples of the Maghrebi script. Fresco Arabic won an award at TDC2 2008. Her geometric experimental Arabic typeface Tabati (2010) won an award at TDC2 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Last Soundtrack
[Gyom (Guillaume) Séguin]

Canadian designer who lives in Grenville, Quebec, and works in Hawkesbury, Ontario. He is praised for some of the best grunge faces ever made. His work includes All Used Up (2006), Ambulance Shotgun (2006, scratchy ink spill face), Anthology (2006), Astrodramatic (2009), Barber Shop (2006), Birth of a Hero (2007, grunge), Bleeding Cowboys (2007, grunge; published by CheapProFonts in 2010 commercially as Bleeding Cowboys Pro), Brand New Burn (2007, grunge), Broken Ghost (2006), Brown Bear Funk (2006), Chic Decay (2006), Epoxy History (2007), Extravaganza (2006), Final Lap (2006), G01 (2006), Hardcorium (2006), Hard Rock (2006), Inked God (2008, an a=ink splatter face; and its commercial bastard child, Inked God Pro by CheapProFonts, 2010), Laundromat 1967 (2006, ransom note face), Mohawk (2006), Moskito Screen (2006, great!), Mudshake83 (2006), Olympiques (2007, grunge), Retro Rock Poster (2006), Rock Show Whiplash (2007, grunge), Rough Linen (2006), Rusted Plastic (2006), Screamo (2006), Sidewalk (2006), Steak (2007, grunge), Stonedwash6 (2006), Supafly 36 (2006), Super Danger (2006), The Great Thunder (2008), The Maple Origins (2007), The Poison (2007, crime-themed grunge), The Quiet Scream (2007), The Last Soundtrack (2007, grunge), Throwback (2009, FontStruct), Trashed (2006; a Pro version appeared in 2010), Turbo Ripped (2006), Ultimate Midnight (2008), Unbreakable (2009), Undecapped Vinyl (2006, the Pro version is from 2011), Vinyl George (2006), Whiplash (2007, grunge), Yukon Gold (2006), Hardcorium (2011, a grungy blackletter).

Home page. Dafont page. Another URL. And another URL. And another one. And another one.

In 2010, he went commercial at MyFonts under his real name, Guillaume Séguin. MyFonts link for Last Soundtrack. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Sloan

Graphic designer in Anderson, SC. Creator of Catwalk (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laval Chabon

Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Le Monde de Miss Banane

A few cute fonts from the net are archived here. Incredibly, the page belongs to 13-year old Marie Claude from Montreal. She even offers to make your web logos. Link died. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee-Jeff Bell
[Rubicon Computer Labs Inc.]

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Lionel Rosilio

Designer in Montreal, aka Whateyefeel. Creator of the 6-style sans typeface Almondin (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louise Pelletier

Louise is from Montreal, worked in Los Angeles for a time, and is a graduate student in art direction at ECAL, Ecole cantonale d'art de Lausanne (University of Art and Design Lausanne) in Switzerland. At Font Bureau, she worked on a revival project in 2010. There she revived Recta, an old typeface by Aldo Novarese, about which Sam Berlow said: I like it because it is clunky and sweet at the same time. Sort of Futura, Din, Haas Grotesk...smashed together. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luc Girouard

Montreal-based graphic designer and photographer, who graduated from UQAM in 1990. Creator of the mini-serifed typeface Fonte 1999 (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luc Saucier

Calligrapher from Québec (born in Ottawa, working in Montreal). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luce Beaulieu

Designer in Montreal who is working on an art deco font, Lychee. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucie Grenier
[Au fin fond de nulle part]

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Lucie Lacava

Lucie Lacava (b. Italy) is a design consultant based in Montreal. Her company Lacava Design Inc. founded in 1992 has developed an international expertise in editorial design and visual identity, recognized for its architectural approach to design and streamlined use of custom typography. Her most prestigious awards include the Society for News Design "Best of Show" and "World's Best Designed Newspaper". Lacava has lectured internationally on the topics of newspaper design and typography. She has served as a judge for news and design organizations and has been published in critical books on the topic of newspaper design. Lacava is past president of the Society for News Design (2001). As Lacava Design Inc, she has her finger in almost every newspaper design contract in Canada, and has designed a large number of newspapers all over the world. In 2003, she redesigned La Presse in Montreal (and at that occasion, she created the italic typeface Montreal). In 2008, she did El Espectador in Colombia, and The National. In 2009, the redesign of the Atlanta Journal-Consitution was hers. She is best known for the designs of Le Devoir and The Baltimore Sun. Pic. Wikipedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Ives

Montreal-based creator of an animal caps typeface, Wild Font (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Siebenmorgen

Quebec-based designer of the experimental typeface Cape (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maitre D

Montrealer who created the 3d outline typeface Isometype (2013), the monoline techno typeface Katoe (2013), the wavy typeface OC Type (2013), and the sans display typeface Reach The Sky (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Coulombe

Montreal-based graphic designer. Creator of Azoumbie (2007), a typeface with blackletter roots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc Pichette

Montrealer who designed the gothic font Bakus (2002, Chank). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc-André Roy

Quebec-based designer whose first font as a student is Emile (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie Frédérique Laberge-Milot

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Fred (1996), a funny dingbat font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marie-France Falardeau

Montreal-based designer of the counterless cut-out typeface Eloize (2014), which was created during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie-France Garon

Designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Chicane (1998), DV9 (with Fabrizio Gilardino), Midlaw, DV9, LeftBrain, RightBrain and Superman-u. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marie-Michelle Dupuis

Trois-Rivières, Quebec-based graphic designer who published the display typefaces Aery and Fancy in 2014. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin L'Allier

Martin L'Allier is a graphic design specialist in Montreal. His list of type and design links is very useful. Quebec-based designer of the experimental pixelized blackletter faces Ostrogoth and Wisigoth at UQAM (2003). A graphic design student at the University of Quebec in Montreal, his first typefaces can be bought at MyFonts. These include the monospaced and blocky Kg Stuttgart 1930 (2004) where Kg stands for Kunstgewerbeschule Stuttgart: it is based on a printed sample of a typeface designed in 1930 at the Stuttgart School of Applied Arts, and shown in ABZ, more alphabets and other signs (J. Rothenstein and M. Goodings). Home page. In 2005, he created the FF Karo family (blackletter pixelized, FontShop). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mathieu Cloutier

Digital artist in Canada (b. 1978) who created tam-bd (2004, a comic book face). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Soar

Montreal-based designer and teacher at Concordia University. On his web site, there are interesting articles on Roger Excoffon's typefaces Nord, Banco, Choc and Mistral, as found on the streets of Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matteo Ventura

Graphic designer and digital artist in Montreal. Behance link. His typefaces include DNA (2010, experimental), and Code (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maude Lavigne

Montreal-based designer of Carouselle (2012), a ball terminal display face.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxim Bonenfant

Montreal-based designer. Home page. He made Toolbox (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxime Nadeau

Illustrator and desiger in Quebec City. Creator of the LED style typeface 8 Bis (2011) as well as the Angle logotype (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxime Savary
[Royalty Font Foundry]

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McGill University

The rare books collection at McGill University in Montreal has hundreds of books on typography donated to the library by William George Colgate of Toronto ("the William Colgate collection"). It has over 13,000 monographs now on type design and the history of the book, and many specimen books dating from 1850-1950, including a lot of the work of W.A. Dwiggins. Try a keyword search for "type" and "specimen"! The curator is Richard Virr. The person in charge of the Colgate Collection is Donald Hogan. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MEKA
[Thibaut Désiront]

Thibaut Désiront (b. France) is an art director and illustrator in Montreal. Heis company is called MEKA. In 2014, he created the commercial typeface Bleed, and the condensed display typeface NYC (or: New York City). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Mason

Montreal-based graphic designer. He used the tall hand-drawn poster lettering in vogue since about 2011 for a freehand window display for Citizen Vintage x POP Montreal in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michel Troy
[Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Michel Valois

Montreal-based designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. His creations include Perceval family (1997, also at Psy/Ops).

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

Mike McDougall
[Random fonts]

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Mike McDougall

Nova Scotian who works at GrammaTech in Ithaca, NY. Mike McDougall (ex-University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student) created a random type 3 font called Tekla (1994) as an undergraduate student at McGill University, under the supervision of Luc Devroye. He used several handwritten samples as parents to create random offspring. A companion article entitled Random Fonts for the Simulation of Handwriting has appeared in "Electronic Publishing" in 1995. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miladinov Design
[Slobodan Miladinov]

Currently living in Montreal, Slobodan Miladinov is the Serbian-born designer of the calligraphic ITC Freemouse (1998), the refreshing dingbat font ITC Beorama (1998), Screaming Bull (1999), Triple Owl (1999), the nonchalant ITC Coconino (1998), the pixelish Oneight (1997), the Japanese calligraphy inspired Goosefont (1997), the experimental type Xoao (2001), and the scribbly Hojla-ho (1999).

FontShop link.

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

Mr Softie

Software developed in Jason Lewis's group at Concordia University in Montreal. It is graphics software developed by and for artists, and permits experimentation on letter shapes. One of its chief developers is Bruno Nadeau. Examples have been created by Tania Alvarez and Anna Oguienko, among others. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muhammad Asyrafi

Indonesian designer (aka Smprvl) of the techno typeface SMPRVL (2011). He studied graphic design at ADVY Yogyakarta, but lives in East Montreal. Behance link. Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: Montreal

A list of typefaces that are either called Montreal or are related to Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadia Samadi
[Pica Magazine]

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Nathalie Dumont

Montreal-based designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from the University of Reading. She is working on the text family Gabrielle since her student days at Reading. Co-moderator of LeTypographe.com. Professor at Concordia University in Montreal. Speaker at various meetings such as at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathaniel Winter-Hebert

Winter-Hébert is a boutique design studio comprised of a husband and wife team, Nathaniel and Lana Winter-Hébert. They are located in Lac Simon, Québec. In 2012, they created Simon Sans (Ten Dollar Fonts).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Baillargeon

Nicolas Baillargeon (Montreal) is a talented art director. His campaign for Tabasco (2011) is outstanding.

In 2011, he made an unnamed 3d typeface and the curly family Shoelace. Reserva (2011) is a vintage stencil family made for a brand called Reserve 51 for the Bâton Rouge restaurant. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nik Brovkin

Fellow Montrealer who is an art director and graphic designer, and has on occasion created typefaces for his design work. Over The Breaks Studio. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nina Samberg

Montreal-based creator of the liquid glyph typeface Zapato (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Noemie Roy

Montreal-based designer of the teardrop school project typeface Grappe (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nu School
[Danny Demers]

Danny Demers (Montreal) and his friends set up Nu Schhol in 2010. They write: Inspired by his sensei's wise words, "Respect the Old School, Beware of the New School", Danny Demers vowed to avenge fallen typographers such as Lubalin, Gill and Miedinger. Carrying tradition of the way of the bezier by founding the Nu School in 2010. Nu School aims to produce quality work while emphasizing our enthusiasm on working with other young creatives to push the boundaries of design. Behance link. In 2011, they published the monoline elliptic geometric typeface Cylindre. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oliver Chank
[Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane]

Graphic designer in Montreal who is known both as Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane and Oliver Chank. His sans typeface Nicole (2012, Coppers ∧ Brasses) is a sans-serif typeface inspired by the humanist FF Meta. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivia Laperriere-Roy

Montreal, Quebec-based designer of the arc-based typeface Circulaire (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane
[Oliver Chank]

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Pascal Gagnon

Montreal-based art director and web designer. Creator of the dot matrix typeface Raster (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Nadeau

Quebec-based designer of the experimental typeface Trisch at UQAM (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Andries

Quebec-based computer scientist who has been involved in the multilingual and Unicode world. He was one of the authors of a proposal adding Tifinagh to Unicode. He is currently working with people in France and Niger on the development of OpenType fonts to support Tuareg. He is also involved in other African scripts such as Moroccan and Sahelian Arabic and a recent script from the Congo (Mandombe). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Berthiaume

Quebec-based designer of the experimental typeface Hamlet at UQAM (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Giasson

Patrick Giasson runs Behaviour Design in Montreal. He studied type design at Reading in 2004, and worked for some time at Wolff Olins and Agfa Monotype UK. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke on The typographic inception of the Cherokee syllabary. He states: "A Cherokee man named Sequoyah single-handedly invented the Cherokee script at the beginning of the nineteenth Century. In a reversal of the usual process, Sequoyah explicitly developed the syllabary in a shape which would make it--in his own words--suitable for print, and deliberately took inspiration from Latin typography for the design of some of its characters. The actual translation of the syllabary into print further involved typographic considerations to establish its definitive forms. In what represents an exceptional case in the history of writing systems, the cherokee syllabary can be considered an essentially typographic syllabary." His typefaces include:

  • Molotov (Thirstype).
  • Oz (1998-1999, Thirstype). A revival of Oswald Cooper's family.
  • The Royal Family (Thirstype).
  • Proton (1994: [T-26] and 2Rebels) .
  • GE Inspira (2004). Done for GE's brand with the help of in-house Agfa designers.
  • As a graduate student in Reading in 2004, he designed Median, a typeface that has Latin and Greek components that are well adjusted, considering that the axes of both scripts are so different.

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

Patrick Seymour

Very talented Montreal-based illustrator and digital artist. Home page. He created several modular typefaces in 2011.

In 2012, he created Muse, Gotham Streets (a prismatic typeface), Slinky, Stencil, Tulipe (counterless), Bad Billy (multilined, art deco), The Great Carnival (beveled caps), Web Font (prismatic), Jump Jump Font (octagonal), Fashion (a horizontally striped typeface), OK (prismatic), The Aviator (horizontally striped poster face), La Bonne Aventure (prismatic and slightly art deco), the rope-themed typeface Noeud Marin, the shadowed boat name typeface Bleu Marine, the multiline caps typeface Origami, the moustache-inspired caps typeface Mous Type (ornamental moustache-shaped capitals), the multilined display typeface Empire, the hand-drawn Une Typo Faite A La Main, and the prismatic typeface Anabelypster. After a bout of salmonella, he created Intestino, still in 2012. In Motion (2012) is an awesome prismatic art deco typeface.

Images of his stunning work from 2011: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x.

His Cathédrale project (2011) starts from a squarish face and transforms it gradually into one that contains the features of a cathedral.

Creations in 2013: Shapes (geometric font), Gold Deco, Dentelle, Twist, Sleek (a thin slab serif), Say Say Say (multiline, prismatic, hypnotic), Metrick (a gridded typeface), Film Noir (an overlay type system), Tam Tam, Diner (a striped all caps typeface), Spot Light Font (prismatic), Flora, Bright Diamond, Incandescent, XVII (multilined display face), Konga (a multiline script), Shiny Diamond, Splash (paint font), Chicago (prismatic neon tube face), Taxi (a wonderful multiline typeface), Papale (religious symbology alphabet made to mock the papal system), Empreinte (pure op-art), Broken Arrow Font (multiline caps face), Liquid Paper Font, Sunset (prismatic), Boogie (Broadway-style art deco family), New Art Deco (prismatic art deco face), Poule de Luxe, Burnout (a prismatic typeface), Marble Maze Font, M Gagnon (ornamental caps influenced by the design work of Denis Gagnon).

FontStruct fonts: Test3 (2012), Jump Jump 2 (2012).

Typefaces made in 2014: Moiré, Decora, Magnetic, Noise (TV noise emulation), Yes (multilined font), Broderie (braided letters), SAS (multilined), Full House, Heart Font (prismatic), 1976 (inspired by the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal), Gold (prismatic art deco typeface), Lace, Bike.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philippe Angrignon

Montreal-based designer of an informal sans face (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pica Magazine
[Nadia Samadi]

Annual type and design publication, started in 2009 by three graphic design students at UQAM in Montreal: Ariane Perpignani, Gabrielle Lamontagne and Nadia Samadi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Duff
[Polices True Type pour codes secrets]

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Pierre-Luc Auclair

Graphic designer and student in Quebec City. Creator of this cool casual hand-lettered face (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixie Dust

Montreal-based designer (b. 1990) of Pixie Dust (2009, handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Polices True Type pour codes secrets
[Pierre Duff]

Baden Powell Society offers an archive of free "secret code" fonts, including semaphor, morse, tictactoe, and letter permutation fonts. Maintained by Pierre Duff, an Akela from Repentigny near Montreal. Pierre also designed CodeCarre, Semaphore (1996) and TICTACTO (1996). This site carries the following scouting fonts by Duff: Alpha-decale-apres, Alpha-decale-avant, Alpha-inverse, Chiffrage-simple, Code-carre, Semaphore, Tic-tac-toe, Voyelles-chiffr*e, all made ca. 1996. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Simpson

Chelsea, Quebec-based designer of the very curly script typeface Gigi (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raku Inoue

Based in Montreal, Raku Inoue created the (commercial) display typeface Space Boy in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Random fonts
[Mike McDougall]

Mike McDougall (ex-University of Pennsylvania Ph.D. student) created a random type 3 font called Tekla (1994) as an undergraduate student at McGill University, under the supervision of Luc Devroye. Tekla uses several handwritten samples as parents to create random offspring. Tekla's letters vary every time a character is needed. A type 3 font of unique versatility, Tekla may be used to simulate drunkenness, and, as the sample shows, varying degrees of instability on one page. His font has a "craziness" parameter, by which we could actually extrapolate beyond the convex polyhedron determined by the master fonts. It should prove useful in testing character recognition software.

A companion article entitled Random Fonts for the Simulation of Handwriting has appeared in "Electronic Publishing" in 1995. See also here.

Source code of the font.

Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raphaël Daudelin

Montrealer who designed the sans typeface Ubiquity (2003) and the monospaced mono-width sans typeface Feed Mono (2007).

With Anouk Pennel, he founded the design studio Feed in 1999. Together, they designed Wigrum (2011-2013), a sans serif with strong references to both geometrical sans of the thirties, and to their current influence. It can be bought from BAT Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Réal Saint-Jacques

Creator of the free phonetic typeface Apicar.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Beck
[Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)]

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Robert Young

Designer in Montreal who created the circle-and-arc typeface Trois Ponts (2011) and the experimental alphabets Octogone (2011) and Paralysis (2011).

In 2013, he added the modular typeface Katoe and the 3d futuristic outline typeface Space.

Another Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rogé Rogé
[Sylvain Rogé]

Sylvain Rogé is an art director in Montreal. His company is called Rogé Rogé. Behance link. He created the asymmetrically slabbed typeface Yacht Club (2011) and the related Captain Type (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roxana Zegan

Quebec-based designer of the experimental faces Kiev Winter and Kiev Summer at UQAM (2003, with Sofia Madafi). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Royalty Font Foundry
[Maxime Savary]

Specializing in handwritten faces, free fonts here include Gribouille1, NoMoreDiet and RoyalHand. Fonts by Maxime Savary (Ecole d'actuariat, Laval University, Québec). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rubicon Computer Labs Inc.
[Lee-Jeff Bell]

In Chelsea, Québec, Lee-Jeff Bell designed many type families that are patterned after major historical type families, mimicking what Bitstream did in the late eighties. He also developed Thames and Helv Condensed, and Unifont. Rubicon claims that their fonts are optimally hinted for even very small screen resolutions. The fonts:

  • Realist Fonts: Hilbert Neue (a sans typeface in the style Helvetica Neue), Uranus (like Univers).
  • Humanist Fonts: Opulent (like Optima), Frobisher (like Frutiger), Guilford (like Gill Sans).
  • Book Fonts: SGaramond (a 4-weight Stempel Garamond clone), Bentley (like Bembo), Burnett (like ITC Berkeley Oldstyle).
  • Legacy Fonts: Hilbert (like Helvetica), Tribune (like Times), Hilbert Condensed (like Helvetica Condensed), Tribune Condensed (like Times Condensed).
  • Condensed Fonts: Hilbert Neue Condensed (like Helvetica Neue Condensed), Frobisher Condensed (like Frutiger Condensed), Uranus Condensed (like Univers Condensed).
  • Packaging Fonts: Karat (like ITC Kabel), IGaramond (like ITC Garamond).
  • Newspaper Fonts: Essex (like Excelsior), Gisborne (like Gazette).
  • Other: Hilbert Compressed (like Helvetica Compressed), Sharpe Classified (like Spartan Classified).

Yet another URL. This site offers free demo fonts by Rubicon: Bentley (Bembo-like), BurnettDemo-Normal, FrobisherCondDemo-Normal, FrobisherCondDemo, FrobisherDemo-Normal, FrobisherDemo, GisborneDemo, GuilfordDemo-Normal, GuilfordDemo, HilbertNeue, HilbertNeueCondDemo-Normal, HilbertNeueCondDemo, HilbertNeueDemo-Normal, HudsonCondDemo, HudsonDemo, IGaramondDemo-Normal, IGaramondDemo, Karat, KaratDemo-Normal, OpulentDemo-Normal (humanist sans), OpulentDemo, SGaramondDemo-Roman, SGaramondDemo, TribuneCondDemo, TribuneDemo, UranusCondDemo-Normal, UranusCondensedDemo, UranusDemo-Normal, UranusDemo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saad Benryane

Designer based in Montreal, New York and Bern. Devian Tart link. He created the roundish high-contrast art deco typeface Artificial Timepiece (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Mendoza

Sherbrooke, Quebec-based creator of the squarish typeface Abcdaire (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Wilkinson

Creator of Scoop (2013, a script typeface based on the 1956 board game Scoop) and Ryder (2013, Victorian caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Lapointe

Quebec-based designer (b. 1994) of the outlined pixel typeface Bitxel (2012), and of Unknown Regularity (2012) and June Day (2012, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Larocque

Graphic designer Samuel Larocque (Montreal, Quebec) created the connect-the-dots typeface Layup in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sébastien Théraulaz
[Subtitude]

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Seb Dub

Montreal-based Canadian art director, b. 1978, Granby, Quebec. He started his own foundry, Seb Dub, in 2012.

His grungy typeface Dubtone was first designed in 2003 for a movie title on a poster, and finally published as a font in 2012. It emulates halftones used in old newspapers. A great grunge typeface overall.

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

Serge Pichii

Designer, type designer and illustrator in North Vancouver, whose early fonts could be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal.

His early creations: Elder, Stoned OldStyle, Thais (2rebels, 1997), ITC Drycut (1997), ITC Ancestor (1997), ITC Gramophone, and ITC Ironwork (1997).

At Alphabets Inc, check Coupage, Mager, Mira, Pattern, General and Sharp. SP Cutouts (dingbats) won an award at the 1999 Type Directors Club. SP Situations is a fun dingbat font. Other fonts from 2011-2012 include SP Celtic, SP Leopolis and SP Greece (pixelish).

In 2011, he joined the FontStruct crowd, and published the pixelized family Ruthenoreum A1 through A5, and Ruthenorum B1, and Greece A1.

FontStructions from 2012 include Serge Pichii Veles A, B, C, D, E and G.

In 2013, he created a set of four typefaces under the name SP Halloween Dingbats.

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Seripop

Yannick Desranleau and Chloe Lum are visual artists and musicians who started collaborating in 2002 under the nom de guerre Seripop. Based in Montreal, Seripop has earned international attention for its stylistically distinct, silkscreened street posters. In 2005, Lum and Desranleau began experimenting with sculptural print installations which merge notions of city politics and visual perception.

Creators of some experimental typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shelley Tran

During her studies in Montreal, Shelley tran designed the circle-based typeface Twist (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sherwil de Guzman

Montreal-based designer of Heart Hand font (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simon Langlois

During his graphic design studies in Montreal, Simon Langlois designed the alchemic typeface Swing Sans (2013). One can buy it here.

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Slobodan Miladinov
[Miladinov Design]

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Sofia Madafi

Quebec-based designer of the experimental faces Kiev Winter and Kiev Summer at UQAM (2003, with Roxana Zegan). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Lavoie

Quebec City-based designer of the display typeface L'abécédaire des robots (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stéphane Dumas

Typefoundry in Montreal. French creator of Cry One Duc (2012), a graffiti font created in memory of CRY1, a graffiti artist in the 1980s. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Belanger

During her studies in Montreal, Stephanie Belanger created a curly descendant of Ellington MT and called it Vaudou (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Sansregret

An apprenticeship with Alessandro Colizzi at UQAM in Montreal led Stephanie Sansregret to the design of Casseau Italic (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Tune
[Digital Empires]

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Steve Burman

Abitibi, Quebec-based media personality. He is working on MigrationSans (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steve Cloutier

Quebec-based designer (b. 1971) in 2010 of the outline face Elégante and of the grunge faces Apocalypse Regular, Arbre, Autodestruction, Papineau (hand-printed), de Lorimier, Gardien d'herbe, Elusion (organic), Cataclysme (grunge), Wolfred Nelson (rubber stamp caps), Chénier (grunge), Crack and Bold, Fleur de Lys (dingbats that are useful pour mon pays), Manuscrit, Ancien (grungy inline face), Confusion, Patriote 1837 Regular, Arbre (hand-printed) and Cloutier Script (hand-printed).

Typefaces created in 2011: Sioux Caps (ornamental caps: a scanbat face), Flower Cap (floriated caps), Damned (a grungy horror movie typeface), Sketch Me (a sketched face).

Typefaces from 2012: Dill Francis, I Hate Futur, Fabrics (stitch font), Stucco, Children, Hacking Trashed, Flower (floriated caps), Arbre, Patriotes 1837, Damned Deluxe, Trashed Light (grunge), Leather (ornamental caps), Punk Rock Show, Crack And Bold, Ana Eve (grunge), British Museum 1490 (ornamental caps), Nature Font (grungy caps), Chenier (grunge), Mosaique (a textured typeface), Motor Pieces (commercial), Mixtec Codice (Maya, Aztec or Inca dingbats), Parkinson (grungy outlines), Ludger Duvernay, Monster, Sponge, Napoleon (a nice fat poster face), Negative Film, Nelson Old Newspaper, Fuck Autority (sic), Rene Levesque (hand-printed), First Nation (an Indian scanbat face), Pustule, Emilie (hand-printed caps), Papineau (hand-printed), Sixties, Dali, Midnight (brush face), Fairy Tale (ornamental caps), Tiger Balloon (African-themed), Rafael (fat poster face), Sacred Place (heavy poster family), Pistache Regular (unicase Plakat font), Morning Stress, Hippie Gypsy (ornamental caps), FBI Old Report (old typewriter face), Mitsouskos, Ten O Clock (a multiline hand-printed face), Strawbwrry, Jewels, CF Night of the Damned, CF One Two Trees (tree-themed), Hagadou (bejeweled letters), CF Punk Forever (white on black grunge), CF Anabelle (curly script), CF Samurai Bob, CF Marie-Eve, CF Christmas Shit, CF Pinceau (fat brush face), CF Deco 1492, CF Cracked Stone, CF Metropolis Serif, CF Punky, CF Snowball (snow-capped glyphs), CF Tuques, CF Revolution, CF Fashion, CF Tissus, CF Christmas Letters, CF Diamond (diamond-studded letters), CF Stencil Orama, CF Dallas Stars (stars and stripes face), CF Old Photograph Credit Font, CF Christmas Letters.

Typefaces from 2013: CF National Stitches, CF Spaceship, Historia (sans caps), CF WireFrame, CF NaVia, CF Sortilege, CF Spirality, CF Charlie, CF Fredo Style, CF Little Monsters (alphadings), CF Tissus, CF I Love Montreal (fat finger face), CF Jungle, CF Paris (art deco caps), CF Marie Eve Cartoons, CF Circuit Electrique, CF Jack Story, CF Punk Attitude, CF Billabong, CF I Want To Believe Comp (grunge), CF Zombie Party (crayon or lipstick font), CF Life Is Beautiful (paint font), CF Gothika (grungy blackletter), CF Manifesto (painted letters), CF Rise of Nations, CF The Lost Batallion, CF Armageddon, CF Electronic Board, CF Old Typography (letterpress font), CF Modern 165, CF Hockey Players (dingbats published on the day the Montreal Canadians were humiliated, 6-1, by the Ottawa Senators in the Stanley Cup playoffs), CF Nelson Old Caracters (sic), Peru Adventure, CF Montreal High School (athletic lettering), Urban Life (textured font), CF Same Old Story (grunge), CF Plants And Flowers, CF Cant Change The World (clean, hand-printed), CF Jeanne Mance, CF Jeans Collection (textured), CF Alien Abduction, CF Rebelle (brush font), CF Jungle Adventure, CF Never Trust A Hippy, CF Anarchy (ransom note font), CF Life Is A Dream (grunge), CF Farwest, CF Typocraft, CF Politicians Killers (blood drip face), CF Technomania, CF Technorama, CF I Love Ugly Fonts, CF Ribbon, CF Tree Of Life, CF Revenge, CF Back to School, CF Nut And Bolts, CF Final Conflict (brush script), CF Nostalgia (brush face), CF Industrial Fabrics (textured face), CF Font Shading, CF Rock Age, CF Nouvelle France (antiqued alphabet), CF My Bloody Valentine, CF Ceinture Flechee (multilined typeface), CF Disappointed, CF Atlantide, CF Bucherons (texture face), CF Simon Marchessault (hand-printed), CF Haunted House (brush face), Gray Texture, CF Space Cowboy (textured typeface), CF Louis Cyr.

Typefaces from 2014: CF Goliath, CF Alone on Earth, Stencil o Rama, Bad News (textured face), CF Xerography, CF Milk, CF Springtime, CF Crayons, CF Dwarf, CF Asshole Politicians, CF Old Milwaukee (spurred typeface), CF Paris Old Style (grungy Peignotian typeface), Creature of Darkness (textured typeface), Quebec Stamp (grungy stencil), Schizophrenia (neurotic typeface), La Belle Helene, CF William Wallace, CF Dots 521, CF LCD 521, CF America, CF Left Behind, CF Jacques Cartier, CF My Best Friend, Flowers of Destiny.

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

Studio Digitalys
[Karine Provençal-Leblanc]

Graphic design studio in Montreal headed by Karine Provençal-Leblanc. Alternate URL. Designers of the handwriting font Carnage (2006, no downloads) and the grunge typeface Sission (2006, no downloads). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subtitude
[Sébastien Théraulaz]

Sébastien Théraulaz from Lausanne lives in Montreal since 1997. There, he started his type foundry Subtitude (as part of Sub Communications Inc). The first fonts: Subix (2005, bitmap font), Subedge (2005), Subamera (2005, free), Subaccuz-Bold, Subaccuz-Light, Subaccuz-Regular (2003, all free), Subinter (2003, with Valérie Desrochers), SubinterLightCondensed (2003), Subelair (2005), Subeve (erotic outlines, free), Subroyal (2005, octagonal), Subalde (2005, Valérie Desrochers), Subikto_one (2005, a beautiful hand sign dingbat font), Subikto Two (2007, flowers and leaves), Subikto Tree (2010, tree silhouettes), Subyep (2005, pixel face), Subzoete (2005, cultural calendar icons), Subelek (2009, heavy geometric face), and Suboel (2005, Christmas icons pixelized; by Theraulaz and Desrochers). Working on Subytro (2006) and Subima (2006).

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

Syed Hyder

Syed Hyder was one of the founders of the School of Computer Science at McGill University. At McGill, Syed, together with Olivier Maquelin and Amar Goudjil developed high-quality nonlinear context-sensitive Arabic fonts. One of the greatest hackers anywhere, Olivier wrote an in-house TrueType to PostScript converter in C in two afternoons. Paola Maleh and Laleh Tajrobekhar helped out with the programming for context-sensitive Arabic glyph placement. Laleh's brother in Iran, one of the leading calligraphers there, provided the team with wonderful Nastalique glyphs.

A few years before his death, Syed tried to convince Microsoft to use his solution for automated Arabic glyph placement in their software, but no deal was struck. The project was then abandoned. Syed Hyder died in Pakistan on Easter Sunday, 2006. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sylvain Rogé
[Rogé Rogé]

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Sylvain Vicente

Graphic designer in Montreal. Behance link.

Creator of a pixel typeface (2012), 3 ponts (2011, stencil face), S (2014), Type Box (2014), and Reach The Sky (2011, condensed organic sans face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tania Alvarez Zaldivar

Talented Mexican graphic designer and digital artist (b. 1985) who was based in Montreal but is now back in Mexico City. She pushed the boundaries of experimental typography with creations like Fabric Type (2009), which was developed at Concordia University in Montreal, where she obtained a BFA in design in 2009. She continued her studies at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2010.

Her early typefaces: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 4 | 5 | 6 | 7 | 8 | 9 | 10 | Sukkhos (Mr. Softie) | Overseas Type (2010, done at Concordia University in Montreal) | Moda Barcelona (2011).

In 2010, she designed the map face Cartola, which grew out of a project at EINA in Barcelona and is based on Mrs Eaves. Mar 34 (2011) designed exclusively for the identity of Estruch, a restaurant located at the Plaza of the Cathedral in downtown Barcelona. The project was made in collaboration with Raquel Quevedo, who used the typeface for designing a graphic system for the identity. Both the face&the graphic design are based on postal service paraphernalia. Momo (2011) is a typeface that is developed based on the concepts of dada by El Lissitsky&Kurt Schwitters.

In 2013, she graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag with a text typeface called Botanica that is geared towards scientific publications.

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

Thibaut Désiront
[MEKA]

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Thomas Miguel

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created FRotesk (an elegant all-caps grotesk face), HM Brush 1 and HM Chalk 1 in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tina Migneault

During her studies, Tina Migneault (Gatineau, Quebec) created the straight-edged typeface La Forêt (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

TZDZ

TZDZ is Bernardo Pereira (graduate in graphic design from ESDI/UERJ in 2004) and Aline Rodrigues (a graduate in print and pattern design at SENAI). Originally located in Brazil, they now operate out of Montreal. Behance link. Their fonts include Krasia May (2010, on commission for the Krasia May wine from Mendoza, Argentina). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode et ISO 10646 en français

Great pages on Unicode by Patrick Andries. In French. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UQAM

In the B.A. program for graphic design at the Université du Québec a Montreal, there are about five typography courses. Instruction in French. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Urban Pixel (or: UP Font Studio)
[Michel Troy]

Foundry in Montreal, est. 2008 by Michel Troy (b. 1969).

Behance link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Their fonts:

  • Their pixel or dot matrix fonts, which can be had from MyFonts, include Urbix (2008, a large family), Urbix Nu (2009), Urbox (2008, a great dot matrix family), Urbox Nu (2009), Javelist Head (2008), Javelist Arm (2008), Thyme Nu (2009), Stock Board (2008), Scratch Up (2008), Melko (2010, a dot matrix family), and Kolly (2011).
  • The free pixel typeface UP Tiny LCD Four 8 (2008).
  • At FontStruct, Michael Troy (a.k.a Upixel) made the gridded monospace family Kyra (2010), Kabog (2010), the constructivist Upixel, the pointy ghouly Barko (2010), the ultra-fat Fatex (2010), the narrow display typeface Lingo (2010), the constructivist Akroy (2010, pixelish), Nuebrick (2010, white on black), Karbo 1986 (2010, honeycomb techno), Mobivus (2010, bold sans), Melko (2010), Kolly (texture face), En Sans New (2010), and the slanted Blax (2010).
  • In 2011, he created Quino (slabby, FontStruct), Gothic XS Hand, Blax Slab (textured alphabet, a slab version of Blax), MIKA (very fat), Melko Rip (2012, dot matrix), Kilix (2012), Grecian 1896 (2012, wood-style slab face).
  • Typefaces from 2012 include the ultra condensed typeface Manygo Serif (+Semi Serif). This American magazine style belongs to the category of skyline fonts.
  • Typefaces from 2013: Stiff Script (a winner in the FontStruct Connected Script Competition in the Suetterlin style of school scripts).

    Typefaces from 2014: Fraline (this inline blackletter typeface was a winner in the FontStruct Inline Font Competition in February 2014).

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Urhixidur Fonts Type Foundry
[Daniel U. Thibault]

Daniel U. Thibault (computer scientist at RDDC Valcartier, Quebec) designed the Kzinti (2002, his interpretation of Larry Niven's "dots-and-commas" Kzinti script), 3Strands-Regular (2002, rope font), Apollonian (2002, a Greek-based late-mediaeval secret alphabet attributed to Apollonius of Tyana), Deseret (2002), Drow_Angular, Drow_Rounded (2002, originally designed by the on-line Elven Kingdom of Arèthane), KhemiticHieratic (2003, role-playing face), MIB2 (2002, alien glyphs from Men in Black II), Matoran (2003, glyphs by the LEGO group for its Bionicle world), Nug-Soth (2002, a secret alphabet), Passage_du_Fleuve (2002, an occult script derived from Hebrew). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valérie Desrochers

Art director and illustrator in Montreal. Designer of Subinter (2003) at Subtitude, together with Sébastien Théraulaz. She also designed Subytro (2006, a didone titling face), Subalde (2005), Subelek (2009, a heavy geometric face) and Suboel (2005, Christmas icons pixelized; with Theraulaz). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Valérie Lalonde

Montreal-based graphic designer, who created the arrowed typeface Quahetam (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Hans

Montrealer (or Frenchman in Nantes?) who created the Fuck School display font, Bullet Font, El Dino Font, and the constructivist Post Vivo typeface in 2012.

In 2013, he created Zulu Crack (free vector format font).

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Vincent Viala

Montreal-based designer of the free sans typeface Calmont (2012), which was made in Toulouse.C Free download.

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Wesley Wilquin

Montreal-based designer of Dirty Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wyld Type
[Bruno Nadeau]

WyldType is an independent type design firm and typographic technology research lab located in Montreal. The WyldType catalog started with typefaces created with common type design tools and techniques, with the intention of expanding the list with more complex designs and experimental typefaces procedurally generated with the use of the custom tools we create. Wyld Type, est. 2010, is run by type software ace Bruno Nadeau (b. 1982). Bruno lives in Levis, Quebec. His first commercial typeface is Geiger (2010 a geometric typeface inspired by type found in the intros of Commodore 64 games). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Xavier Orssaud

French graphic designer who lives and works in Montreal. He created Abu Latia (2012), a hand-drawn poster typeface family for Réseau Santé Étudiant du Québec (RSEQ). In 2012, he also designed a set of 21 animal icons, Toto T'Aime, that were inspired by native totems. In 2014, he created NeoNeon. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yosep Lee

Daegu, South Kore-based designer (b. 1992) of the hand-printed Latin typeface Soljik Dambaek (2013, free) and the squarish typeface Ylee Polymnia Framed (2013). He started studying mathematics at McGill University in Montreal in 2011.

In 2014, he created the hyper-curly typeface Ylee Dalkom Roll Cake and the handwriting typeface Ylee Mortal Heart Immortal Memory.

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Yves Bérard

Montrealer who designed the free display font Bold Display 19412K at Chank (2002). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zupton

Montreal-based designer of the free pixel typeface Zuptype and of the experimental typeface Zuptype SIM (2013).

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