TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat Jun 22 20:36:00 EDT 2024






Type design in Quebec

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



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 Olyff (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]  ⦿

Adrien Baudet

Graphic designer and photographer in Montreal, who created Module Sans in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Albert Legault

In the book Divertimento (Editlivre, Paris), Albert Legault (UQAM, Montreal, Canada) published the decorative art nouveau caps alphabet Eugene Grasset (2015). PDF file for the Eugene Grasset alphabet [120MB]. [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 typefaces 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 typefaces Augustis (2011) and Augustis Squared (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro Colizzi

Alessandro Colizzi (b. Rome, 1966) is associate professor at Milan's Politecnico, Department of Design, where he teaches graphic design history, typography, and type design. He was professor at the Ecole de design of UQAM (Montreal) from 2005 to 2019, and visiting professor at the Design Academy Eindhoven (2014/15). He holds a PhD from the University of Leiden (with a thesis on Bruno Minari), an MA in Type Design from The Hague's Koninklijke Academie van Beeldende Kunsten, a postgraduate diploma from the Atelier National de Recherche Typographique (Nancy, France, 2001), and an MLitt in English Literature from the University of Rome La Sapienza (1985-2000). He researches graphic design history, typography, and information design and interned in 1999 with Paul Shaw at Parsons School of Design in New York. He is a member of the Nebiolo History Project and has been a member of the cooperative Italian type foundry CAST since 2019.

His typefaces include:

  • Mignonne (2004, aka Mirabelle). This was specially designed for small text setting under modern printing conditions.
  • The condensed Offbeat (1998, T-26, with Marco Tancredi).
  • Neon Nbl (2019-2020, CAST). Neon Nbl is a display typeface working at its best for headlines, posters and logos. It is the faithful digital redesign of the original geometric monocase sans designed by Giulio da Milano and released by Nebiolo in 1933-1934. The original face had different proportions with varying widths for each type size, ranging from extra narrow (72 pt) to wide (6 pt), while Neon Nbl comes in a coordinated range of weights (Thin to Bold) and proportions (UltraCondensed to Normal). Neon Nbl also comes in a shaded titling version (Ombra) in four styles. Colizzi extended the oroginal character set which now contains 700 glyphs per font.

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam: Forma, Dattilo, Modulo. Nebiolo's last effort to produce a 'universal' typeface. Organizer of ATypI 2017 in Montreal. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Haniotis

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre De Sève

During his studies at UQAM in Montreal, Alexandre De Sève created the mini-serifed display typeface Cask (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Poirier

Quebec City-based designer of the rounded grid-based typeface Nantes (2017) and Brush (2017). In 2018, she designed the free typeface Boom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexandre Saumier Demers
[Coppers & Brasses]

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Alexandre Simard

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

Alvaro Melgosa

Montreal, Quebec (was: Madrid, Spain)-based designer of a prismatic set of initials in 2016. [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]  ⦿

Amelie Vaillancourt

Graphic designer, illustrator and photographer in Montreal, who designed the fantastic nostalgic typeface Alice in 2020. [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. From 2006 until 2009, Amy was an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. Currently, Amy is an Assistant Professor of Graphic Design and Foundation at the State University of New York at New Paltz. She is one of the cofounders of Alphabettes.

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]  ⦿

Andrea Enfedaque

Montreal-based graphic and web designer who created the beveled geometric all caps typeface Geo Edge (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

André Simard

Rouyn-Noranda, Québec-based designer who created these typefaces;

  • The sans typeface ITC Migration Sans (2009, ITC and now, Monotype).
  • Harfang Pro (2010, Psy/Ops: a 12-style transitional family).
  • OurType Corbeau Pro (2012). The sans family Corbeau comes in three times eight styles and was completed with Fred Smeijers, and produced and released by OurType.
  • A font for the Cree and Naskapi in Northern Quebec developed with assistance of Bill Jancewicz. This font, started in 2013 and 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.
  • Carouge (2013, Psyops). See also Carouge Pro (2020).
  • Goosebreak (2017). A syllabic typeface based on harfang. Goosebreak is a family of twelve syllabic fonts designed for Canadian Aboriginal languages.
  • Bronsimard (2019). A skyline or piano key typeface that was inspired by Henri-Paul Bronsard's Kébek 101 (1972) which was used for the logo and headlines of the daily newspaper Le Jour which was founded in 1978.
  • Grandheron Sans (2020). An 18-style corporate sans characterized by squarish lower case a and f glyphs.

Klingspor link. Behance link. PsyOps 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]  ⦿

Andréanne Teasdale

Quebec City-based designer of the alchemic typeface Absolu in 2013, the stencil typeface Soft Ocean in 2017, and the decorative stencil typeface ABC in 2016. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angele Sage
[Rustic Orange Design]

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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]  ⦿

Anne Sylvestre

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the angular text typeface Adrat (2015). [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
[Studio Feed (or: Feedtype)]

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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]  ⦿

ATypI 2017

ATypI 2017 was held in Montreal, Canada, from September 12-16, 2017. The main organizer was Alessandro Colizzi, closely assisted by Alexandre Saumier-Demers. The theme was Atypique. Introduction to the team.

The conference blurb: Join the global typographic community in Montréal, Quebec, Canada, September 12-16, 2017. ATypI is celebrating sixty years of typographic education and camaraderie this year. As an organization founded by Charles Peignot of the famed Deberny & Peignot foundry in Paris, it's fitting that we commemorate this milestone in a grand French-speaking capital. The theme of ATypI's 2017 conference is Atypique. Montréal is known for many things: for its blend of new and old; for its bilingualism and pluralistic society. Montréal is a city of dualities: East Side and West Side, English- and French-speaking, the old city and the new, European sophistication and American casual. It's a laid-back city enjoying the benefits of a low-inequality society. It is an atypical city compared to the rest of Canada and the United States. In a broader context, Atypique means something more daring; something that doesn't quite follow convention; something a little bit rebellious and edgy. Atypique holds a mirror to history and understands tradition, but dares to be different. In typographical terms, Atypique hints at all things---products, practices, processes, people---escaping the rules or bending paradigms. Atypique evokes, to paraphrase Alan Fletcher, looking sideways at all facets of contemporary types and typography: from technology to aesthetics, from economics to politics, from Latin to the world writing systems, from hand lettering to screen legibility, and from education to the very notion of authorship.

The three tremendous keynote speakers: Roger Black, Paula Scher, and Rod McDonald.

The identity of ATypI was expertly and daringly designed by Julien Hébert, who is based in Montreal. From the euphoric and "atypique" color palette, to the choice of a Montreal-grown typeface, Guillon (by Feedtype and Coppers and Brasses), and a series of stunning posters, this is identity design at its best.

The speakers and workshop leaders: Sahar Afshar, Shani Avni, Sofie Beier, Jordan Bell, Bruno Bernard, John D. Berry, Ann Bessemans, Aaron Bowes, Veronika Burian, Stephen Coles, Peter Constable, Matthieu Cortat, Nicole Dotin, John Downer, Nathalie Dumont, Rachel Elnar, Victor Gaultney, Tom Grace, Will Hill, Lauren Johnson, Quinn Keaveney, Joyce Ketterer, Jerome Knebusch, Gloria Kondrup, Borys Kosmynka, Indra Kupferschmid, Kevin Larson, Edwina Lee, Taekyeom Lee, Paul Luna, Jose Manuel Lopez Rocha, Bruno Maag, Simon Mager, Wei Ming, Aoife Mooney, Bill Moran, Jim Moran, Gillian Mothersill, Megan O'Connell, Sharon Oiga, Riccardo Olocco, Toshi Omagari, Santiago Orozco, Jason Pamental, Elena Papassissa, Laurence Penney, Yves Peters, Thomas Phinney, Judith Poirier, Carolyn Porter, Daniel Rhatigan, Emilie Rigaud, David Jonathan Ross, Christopher Rouleau, Jay Rutherford, Tetsuo Sakomura, Jose Scaglione, Lucas Sharp, Paul Shaw, Nick Shinn, Matt Soar, Michael Stinson, Arina Stoenescu, Sumner Stone, Andres Torresi, Sergio Trujillo, Ferdinand Ulrich, Underware, Petr van Blokland, Malou Verlomme, Guy Villa Jr., Wen Wang, Taro Yamamoto.

Twitter feed. Videos of the talks. Photobooth and party pictures by Benoit Vermette. Pictures by Henrique Nardi and Norman Posselt. [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]  ⦿

Audrey Larouche

Montreal-based art director who created the geometric solid typeface Artwork in 2015. [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]  ⦿

Azin Zohdi

Web and graphic designer in Montreal, who created the deco typeface Modern (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barry Blitt

American cartoonist and illustrator, b. Cote Saint-Luc, Quebec, 1958, who grew up in Montreal, graduated from The Ontario College of Art and Design, and moved to the US in 1989. He is known for his New Yorker covers and as a regular contributor to the op-ed page of The New York Times. One of his favorite cartoon subjects is Donald Trump. Blitt creates his works in traditional pen and ink, as well as watercolors. His shaky handlettering is distinctive, yet unexplored by the type design community. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Beau Williamson

Montreal-based creator of the monospaced negatively tilted futuristic typeface Lights Out Noir (2008). In 2017, he designed the athletic lettering font Beau's Varsity and the show card lettering font Jodler. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Benjamin Comeau

Gatineau, Quebec-based designer of the vintage map font Mythrandir (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benoit Morrissette

Music font connaisseur. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bill Jancewicz

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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 wrote 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). In 2013, she founded the imprint Brigitte Schuster Editeur. Presently, she lives and works in Bern, Switzerland.

Her typefaces:

  • Canella (2010): a book ad magazine family with the angular necessities required for small print. Part of her Masters project at KABK.
  • Life Sans (2008).
  • A revival of Monotype Plantin (2010).
  • Cardamon (2015 Linotype). Cardamon is an old style serif design with large x-height and a sturdy look. Its proportions are inspired by 16th century punch-cutters Hendrik van den Keere and Robert Granjon.
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Bruno Nadeau
[Wyld Type]

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Camila Acosta

Graphic designer in Montreal who created the italic didone typeface Vogue in 2017---her Vogue is not at all related to the well-known geometric sans Vogue. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Carl Bergeron-Gagnon

During his studies in Montreal, Carl Bergeron-Gagnon designed the text typeface Ernest (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolane Montcalm

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

Carrie Booth

Montreal-based designer of Dot Typeface (2015), a hairline display typeface with embedded dots. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cassandra Carosello

During her design studies at Concordia University in Montreal, Cassandra Carosello created the astrology-inspired geometric display typeface Galaxix (2015). [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]  ⦿

Cécile Psicheer

Montreal-based illustrator and graphic designer who created the impossible 3d typeface Penrose Font in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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
[North Type (was: Charles Daoud Type, or: CD Type)]

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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

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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

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Chester Jenkins

With just one name (the other one was lost in an accident!), Chester, the type designer, was born in Montreal in 1971. In 1995 Chester moved to Chicago to work with Rick Valicenti and eventually become a partner in his digital type foundry, Thirstype. In 2004, he started up the type coop Village in New York together with his wife and partner, tracy Jenkins. Chester's published designs have been used for branding programs including AT&T, Starwood Hotels, CBS Television, Nike, the San Francisco Ballet, Columbia University Business School, and the National September 11 Memorial & Museum. He has created bespoke typefaces for Blackberry, Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum, and the National Football League.

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 co-designed 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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Chris Berthe

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

Christian Bélanger

Calligrapher who started out as a graffiti artist in Montreal. Presently he teaches at Cegep Marie-Victorin. In the early part of his career, he 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]  ⦿

Christine Teixeira

Art director in Montreal who created the handcrafted font duo Bliss and Blush and the hand-drawn typefaces Tropicalling and Send My Love in 2018. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [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]  ⦿

Cilab Studio

Montreal-based studio with a French-only web site. Designers of the gorgeous Split (2015), the geometric solid typeface Braziu (2015), the multilined prismatic art deco typeface Brooklyn Fat Black (2015) and the pixel typeface Pixies (2015). Behance link. [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:

  • Aerolite C Pone (2013). A calligraphic connected copperplate script.
  • Angelica CP (2011). After a Fotostar font, Angelica, ca. 1960.
  • Banner Star (2012). An American flag-themed display typeface.
  • Barrio CP (2011). An inline face based on a Neufville original.
  • 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)
  • Bolina (2015). A copperplate calligraphic script after Dan X. Solo's alphabet shown on page 12 of Dan X Solo. Script and Cursive Alphabets (1987, Dover).
  • Bonte Divine (2017).
  • 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 (2000-2001). Same as his earlier font Derniere (1999).
  • DeClaude (2010, patterned and named after DeVinne)
  • 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 (2012, +Swash Caps) and Embrionic 55 Swash (2012): an ink trap sans display family modeled after Robert Trogman's Embrionic in the FotoStar collection.
  • 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).
  • Jeux Cache (2016). A boxed letter font.
  • 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
  • Les Tuyaux (2018). A great slinky font.
  • Lionel CP (2010, a multiline typeface inspired by Letraset's 1973 typeface Stripes)
  • Louisa CP (2015). A free calligraphic copperplate script. Louisa CP is Louisa on page 56 of Script and Cursive Alphabets: 100 Complete Fonts by Dan X. Solo.
  • Malvern (1999)
  • Manquis CP (2012). A roman typeface.
  • Maratre (2013). A delicious connected copperplate calligraphic script that revives (or is almost identical to) François Boltana's Aurore (1993).
  • 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)
  • Peak CP (2020). A revival of VGC's photo font Peak.
  • 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 Type foundry.
  • Salamandre (2012). A tall 19-th century style slab typeface based on Iguana, a design of Sally-Ann Grover.
  • 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).
  • Whitin Condensed Black (015). Whitin Condensed Black is Whitin Black Condensed on page 151 of The Solotype Catalog of 4,147 Display Typefaces.
  • YagiUHFNo2 (2012).
  • Zenith CP (2016). A free connected calligraphic (wedding) script typeface.
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Claudia Trudeau

During her studies, Claudia Trudeau (Sherbrooke, Quebec) created an all caps sans typeface specifically for use in logos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

[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 including bespoke typefaces by Chester Jenkins:

  • Aero (2011, Chester Jenkins and Jeremy Mickel). Based on Roger Excoffon's Antique Olive.
  • Apex Sans (2003), Apex Serif (2003), Apex New (2005) and Apex Rounded (2010). All by Chester Jenkins. Apex Serif and Apex Sans were co-designed with Rick Valicenti.
  • Apollo. A bespoke multiline typeface for the Apollo Theater.
  • 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.
  • Barclays Center (2012). A bespoke athletic lettering and stencil family.
  • 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.
  • The Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York City is giving away for free its bespoke house typeface, a sans designed in 2014 by Chester Jenkins. Even the original UFO files are made available.
  • Cosmica (2018).
  • Endzone Slab (+Condensed) and Endzone Sans (2017) are bespoke typeface done for the NFL.
  • 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.
  • Indestructible Language (2006, with Mary Ellen Carroll): The Precipice Alliance, a non-profit corporation collaborating with artists to direct public attention to global warming, launched with this inaugural artwork by the contemporary artist Mary Ellen Carroll. This lettering was a collaboration with Ms. Carroll to design letterforms that could be rendered 8-feet tall in neon tubing. Each neon letter was to be placed, in a 900-foot-long installation, in the window bays of all five former American Can factory buildings in Jersey City, New Jersey to be exhibited from November 2006 to April 2007. The 8-foot high, carbon neutral neon letters were clearly visible (and legible) to drivers on both the Pulaski Skyway and the New Jersey Turnpike, and by planes heading to and from Newark International Airport.
  • Maharam (ca. 2017). A bespoke Futura revival typeface for Maharam.
  • A bespoke sans titling typeface for the NYC Opera.
  • 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.
  • Pink Sans, Pink Slab and Pink Outline are bespoke typefaces for Victoria's Secret Pink campaign.
  • Radio (1998). A retro script family by Magnus Rakeng.
  • Robledo Stencil. For Slanted Magazine.
  • Sharpie Script. a bespoke script typeface for the identiy of Michael Kors.
  • A revival of Frederic Goudy's lost Sherman type for Syracuse University with Michael Bierut and his team at Pentagram.
  • For Snickers, Chester designer Chiat Day.
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Coppers & Brasses
[Alexandre Saumier Demers]

Quebec-based type type foundry Coppers & Brasses was set up in 2011 by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn in the plateau area of Montreal. Both graduated from the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal and went on do the Type and Media program at KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.

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.

The list of their retail and custom fonts:

  • Guillon (2016). Manufactured for Studio Feed.
  • GSM Grotesque (2016). A custom typeface by Coppers and Brasses and Studio Feed, for GSM Project.
  • Caserne (2015). A custom stencil typeface designed with Samuel Larocque for the Montreal-based studio Caserne.
  • CCM Grotesk (2015, Latin and Cyrillic). A custom typeface for Canadian sporting goods brand CCM, with a textured version. The Cyrillic was overseen by Russian type designer Maria Doreuli.
  • VLNL Wurst (2015, VetteLetters). This wurst-themed typefaces comes in three styles, Brat, Blut and Bier Wurst. The interesting aspect of this font is that Demers developed a special Wurst Schreiber software for drawing segments as sausages in RoboFont.
  • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
  • Canal (2015, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
  • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
  • Klaus (2014, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed for personal web and paper work.
  • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
  • Lewis (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). A font system for typesetting mathematics in TeX, developed at KABK.
  • Alphonse (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers). An elegant garalde custom text typeface.
  • Nurraq (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). Developed as a school project at KABK, 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.
  • Compass (2013, Étienne Aubert Bonn). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
  • MLS Soccer (2012). A handcrafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.
  • Radio Canada (2017). A custom corporate humanist sans typeface for the French TV network in Quebec, co-designed by Charls Daoud and Alexandre Saumier-Demers of Coppers and Brasses. Google Fonts link. Github link.
  • Mortier (2021): A typeface inspired by old hand-painted advertisements on brick walls---many of which still exist as ghost signs in cities across the world. This unique style of lettering was influenced by precomputer techniques wherein sign painters would use the brick wall on which they were painting as a reference for laying out their text.

Alexandre spends most of his time since 2016 working on variable font projects for The Type Network (ex-Font Font Bureau). Home page of Alexandre Saumier Demers. Behance link for Coppers and Brasses. [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]  ⦿

[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]  ⦿

Cynthia Parent

Laval, Quebec-based designer of the hipster typeface Oniris (2016), which is based on ITC Lubalin Graph Book Oblique (1974, Herb Lubalin). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dana Rice

Designer at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Desyrel (handwriting font) and Lilly in 2000. Born in Québec, she now lives in Los Angeles. Obsolete URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Benjamin Miller

Daniel Benjamin Miller (b. 2000, New York) is an undergraduate student in philosophy at McGill University. His type design work:

  • BMucicFont (2020). Based on the Steinberg Media music fonts for LilyPond music software.
  • Salieri (2020). A revival of Jan Tschichold's Sabon (1964-1967).
  • GFS Heraklit. This started out from Zapf's Heraklit Greek (1954). A digital revival was first done by George Matthiopoulos. Later improvements by Antonis Tsolomitis and in 2020 by Daniel Benjamin Miller.
  • NX Baskerville Bold Italic (2020). An addition to Libre Baskerville (2012, Rodrigo Fuenzalida and Pablo Impallari).
  • He added OpenType support and made some minor adjustments to ET Bembo (2002, Dmitry Krasny / Deka Design), releasing the result as XETBook (2019). In 2020, that font family was extended by Michael Sharpe as ETbb.
  • In 2019, he started working on Regis, an original face inspired by the work of Pierre-Simon Fournier and Monotype 178 Barbou.
  • RW Garamond (2019) is a freeware Garamond font in OpenType format. RW stands for Rudolf Wolf, the designer who created Stempel's version of Garamond from the Egenolff-Berner specimen. RW Garamond is a modified version of URW Garamond No. 8. and GaramondX, with changes being made to support OpenType (better vertical metrics, added diacritics, better kerning, more mathematical symbols, Greek for mathematics, character variants). Copyrights: 2000, URW++; 2005, Ralf Stubner; 2009, Gaël Varoquaux; 2012-2017, Michael Sharpe; 2019, Daniel Benjamin Miller.
  • Domitian (2019). Based on URW's Palladio which in turn is based on Hermann Zapf's Palatino. Domitian is a project to develop a full-featured, free and open-source implementation of Palatino design. "Domitian" refers to the builder of the Flavian Palace, which is located on the Palatine Hill. Miller added true small caps and old style figures to URW's Palladio. The metrics have been adjusted to more closely match Adobe Palatino, and hinting has been improved.
  • Garamond Libre (2019). Based on Unicode Fonts for Ancient Scripts (George Douros, 2017). CTAN link. Miller writes: Garamond Libre is a free and open-source old-style font family. It is a "true Garamond," i.e., it is based on the designs of 16th-century French engraver Claude Garamond. The roman design is Garamond's; the italics are from a design by Robert Granjon. The upright Greek font is after a design by Firmin Didot; the "italic" Greek font is after a design by Alexander Wilson. The font family includes support for Latin, Greek (monotonic and polytonic) and Cyrillic scripts, as well as small capitals, old-style figures, superior and inferior figures, historical ligatures, Byzantine musical symbols, the IPA and swash capitals. Miller added a bold italic.
  • The STEP fonts (2019), free at CTAN and Github, created to be metrically compatible with Adobe's digitization of Linotype Times. STEP is based on the STIX and XITS fonts, and includes support for OpenType mathematical typesetting, usable with LuaTeX, XeTeX and Microsoft Office. It contains an original STEP Greek (2020) in Elzevir style.
  • Courier Ten (2020). This is Courier 10 Pitch BT, made available by Bitstream, offered here in OpenType format as well as Type 1 for use with LaTeX. Package maintained by Daniel Benjamin Miller starting in 2020.
  • MLModern (2021). He explains: MLModern is a text and math font family with (LA)TEX support, based on the design of Donald Knuth's Computer Modern and the Latin Modern project [note: 2003-2009, by B. Jackowski and J. M. Nowacki]. Some find the default vector version of Computer Modern used by default in most TEX distributions to be spindly, sometimes making it hard to read on screen as well as on paper; this is in contrast with the older bitmap versions of Computer Modern. MLModern provides a sturdy rendition of the Computer Modern design. [...] A script by Chuanren Wu was used to blacken the fonts before manual adjustment.

Miller is a supporter of free and open-source fonts, as well as free and open-source software. He uses FontForge for design, and releases all his work under free licenses: I really just want people to be able to use my designs, improve them and share them. First, on a pragmatic level, I know that my work will be imperfect, and I'd like others to be able to use their judgment to make adjustments (which I hope they'll also release under a free license). Second, I think that too much material (and not just fonts) is behind barriers of restricted access and artificial scarcity. This kind of thing---useful tools and information---wants to be free, so let it out for everybody to use.

Github link. [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 Robichaud
[DR Fonts]

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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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Dara Boutin

Quebec City-based designer of the decorative typeface Flos (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 typefaces 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). He teaches type design at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal). Two Rebels was sold to FontHaus in 2007. Some typefaces were published with T26. Dulude's fonts:

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

Dessy Davidova

While studying at Concordia University in Montreal, Desislava Davidova designed the free brush typeface Flow (2015). [Google] [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.

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

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]  ⦿

Dominion Typefounding Co

Typefounder located at 780 Craig Street in Montreal, and active in the late 19th century. They were typefounders to the government of Canada and acted as exclusive agent for the American Typefounders Company (ATF). In 1895, R.G. Starke was its president. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dorian Danielsen

Montreal-based designer of Jocaste (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DR Fonts
[Daniel Robichaud]

Originally from Montreal, Daniel moved to Los Angeles to create visual effects and contributed to the movies Apollo 13, The Fifth Element and Titanic. He developed an interest in animation, created the short film Tightrope, and directed the feature-length cartoon Pinocchio 3000. Daniel Robichaud worked for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Digital Domain and FOX.

At Letraset, he published the semi-stencil typeface Epitaphe.

In 2021, he set up DR Fonts and released the 20-style techno sans font family Absentia Sans (2021) and the 20-style Absentia Slab. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Eloise Carrier

Graphic designer in Montreal. In Etienne Aubert-Bonn's course at UQAM, she designed the crisp display typeface Citadine (2020), and the display serif typeface Marie (2020), which was inspired by the Marie Reine du Monde Cathedral in Montreal. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elora Lauzon

Montreal-based creator of the hipster typeface Quadeam Littera (2015), a typeface based on ITC Avant Garde. [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 Cliche

Montreal-based designer of the free caps only sans typeface Queeny (2017). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Emylia Maratta

Quebec-based designer (b. 1987) of the handcrafted typefaces Weztern (2017) and Pineapplez (2017), and the geometric sans typeface Lavigne (2018). [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]  ⦿

Eric Russ

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Ethan Cote

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

Etienne Aubert-Bonn

Étienne 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. He studied at Type@Cooper in New York and at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands (class of 2013). He also teaches type design at UQAM in Montreal.

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). His fonts at Coppers Brasses:

  • Double (2015, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family from condensed to wide with wedge serifs, a copperplate feel, and slight flaring. Ideal for display work.
  • Canal (2015). A fantastic retail sans typeface family: Canal is a typeface family inspired by the blue collar, hard working people that were the late 19th and early 20th centuries labor force of the new continent. It is a sturdy workhorse with a wink of humanism.
  • Energir (2017). A corporate stencil typeface for Gaz Metro, now called Energir.
  • Ilisarniq (2018). Designed for the Kativik School Board---the only school board of Nunavik. The education programs developed by the school board are offered in all schools of the 14 Nunavik communities, in Inuktitut as first language and in French and English as second languages. The school board operates 17 primary and secondary schools as well as 5 adult education centers all over Nunavik. The goal was to create a modern and clean looking typeface that incorporates both the Latin alphabet and the Inuktitut Syllabics characters. The typeface family has been developed with the help of the board and the community to make sure its readability was optimal. The design has also been optimized to make sure that the color of text was similar between the two scripts. The typeface is available for free at Coppers and Brasses.
  • With My-Lan, Etienne co-designed Mammouth (2017). Mammouth is a gala on Tele Quebec where teenagers can vote for the people, events, and causes that influenced them the most during the year. This commissioned typeface family contains a heavy and an ultra-fat style.
  • Codesigner, with My-Lan Thuong of Maple Leafs (2017), a fast and aggressive typeface commissioned for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a display face to use along with their existing typefaces.
  • McGill Sans and McGill Serif (2019), custom designs for McGill University in Montreal.
  • Martha (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A retail typeface family with curvy typewriter influences, some monospaced styles and a grotesque to boot.
  • Klaus (2014). Developed for personal web and paper work.
  • Théorie (2014, Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn). A techno stencil typeface commissioned by UQAM's Bureau de Design for the Bâtisseurs of the science faculty award.
  • Nurraq (2013). 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.
  • Compass (2013). A revival based on the early drawings of Monotype Plantin series 110 by Frank Hinman Pierpont and Fritz Stelzer.
  • MLS Soccer (2012). A handcrafted custom typeface by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn, commissioned by Sid Lee.
  • Triade (2016). A heavy titling or display typeface with tons of personality.
  • Hochelaga (2012-2017). In cooperation with Feed Type. An all caps sans inspired by old street signs in Montreal.
  • Bookmark (2020). A 2-style geometric sans made for the Canadian mobile company Fizz.
  • In 2020, Etienne Aubert Bonn and My-Lan Thuong co-designed Baryton at Coppers and Brasses, a revival of Frank Bartuska's playful photo era didone typeface Century Bartuska.
  • Agena and Agena Display (2021). A large display sans family with many hipster traits.
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Etienne Murphy

During a workshop in 2016 at ENSAD in Paris, Etienne Murphy (Montreal, Canada) designed the gothic typeface Pankow (2017), which is named after a neighborhood in Berlin. Behance link. [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. Designer of the trilined hockey-inspired Stick Typeface (2020). [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.

Typefaces from 2015: Ghibli (a free Latin text typeface).

Typefaces from 2016: Matwin (a children's script), Thwaites (named after his Canadian friend James Douglas Thwaites).

Typefaces from 2018: Danah.

Typefaces from 2019: Awwam (a wide headline Arabic typeface).

Typefaces from 2020: Yusyad (a tall condensed display family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fabien Delage

French designer (b. 1985) of the grunge typefaces 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. Jurassic World (2014), 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 created 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 type foundry 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 (1998, grunge), Babbio (1995), 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]  ⦿

Fannie D

During her studies in Montreal, Fannie D created the didone display typeface Demice (2015), which is based on Fenice. [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]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Font Forestry
[Jeremy Vessey]

Font Forestry (Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, Canada) is yet another venture of Jeremy Vessey, this time in cooperation with his companion, Stephanie Arsenault. I assume that it too is actually based in Montreal. Established in 2017, their initial fonts include Tuesday Night (a free signature script), Mr. Quincy, Harvester (script), Fischer (rounded industrial octagonal sans), Henrik (a free letterpress emulation typeface), Quartz Grotesque, Cymbria (free weathered sans), Waves (a great caps only skyline font) and Seaport (brush script).

Typefaces from 2018: Monique Script, Maveryk.

Typefaces from 2022: Marlowe (all caps serif).

Creative Market link. Behance link. Newest Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Eric Russ]

Free font site heavily burdened by ads. In early 2019, it had about 330 fonts. It is possible that (Gatineau, Quebec) has a stake in it. [Google] [More]  ⦿

François Boisvert

Freelance designer in Montreal. Creator of the Felt Gothic family at [T-26] in 1996. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

François Côté

During his studies at Université du Québec en Outaouais, Gatineau, Quebec-based François Côté designed the free pixel typeface Aztec Ruinz (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

France Dufour

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

Francisco Arico

Montreal-based designer of Punto (2017), a typeface obtained by subtracting from Futura Light. [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]  ⦿

Frédérique Huré

During her studies at UQAM in Montreal, Frédérique Huré designed a display typeface (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frederic Fol Leymarie

Computer scientist and computational artist who teaches at the Department of Computing Goldsmiths, University of London, since 2004. He studied at Polytechnique Montreal (class of 1986), McGill University (MEng, 1989) and Brown University (PhD, 2002). He researches creative robotics. He is the co-founder of London Geometry (in 2011), a leading consultancy, providing professional training for the games industry and developing serious games and interactive graphics solutions. In 2021, he supervised Daniel Berio's PhD thesis entitled AutoGraff: Towards a computational understanding of graffiti writing and related art forms.

The abstract of this spectacular work that mixes art and mathematical modeling: The aim of this thesis is to develop a system that generates letters and pictures with a style that is immediately recognizable as graffiti art or calligraphy. The proposed system can be used similarly to, and in tight integration with, conventional computer-aided geometric design tools and can be used to generate synthetic graffiti content for urban environments in games and in movies, and to guide robotic or fabrication systems that can materialise the output of the system with physical drawing media. The thesis is divided into two main parts. The first part describes a set of stroke primitives, building blocks that can be combined to generate different designs that resemble graffiti or calligraphy. These primitives mimic the process typically used to design graffiti letters and exploit well known principles of motor control to model the way in which an artist moves when incrementally tracing stylised letterforms. The second part demonstrates how these stroke primitives can be automatically recovered from input geometry defined in vector form, such as the digitised traces of writing made by a user, or the glyph outlines in a font. This procedure converts the input geometry into a seed that can be transformed into a variety of calligraphic and graffiti stylisations, which depend on parametric variations of the strokes. [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]  ⦿

[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. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gérard Mariscalchi

Montrealer who designed ITC Redonda (1998, an upright ronde script), Baylac (a psychedelic font fdirst done 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 Lagacé

During her studies in Montreal, Geneviève Lagacé designed the sketched typeface Il Était Une Fois (2015), starting from Adrian Frutiger's Glypha. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geneviève Rose

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

Georges Yannopoulos

Georges Yannopoulos is a graphic and web designer and illustrator in Montreal. In 2018, he created the free simplified blackletter typeface Monolith. In 2019, he published the free techno typeface Kubos. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glenn Goluska

Glenn Goluska (b. 1947, Chicago; d. 2011, Montreal) was a Canadian book designer and typographer. He came to Canada as a student at the University of Toronto. After graduating he worked for some time in the United States before returning to Canada to work at Coach House Press. He left Coach House Press to focus on letterpress printing first in Toronto and later in the Saint Henri neighborhood of Montreal under the labels Imprimerie Dromadaire and Nightshade Press. Goluska was awarded the Robert R. Reid Award for lifetime achievement or extraordinary contributions to the book arts in Canada by the Alcuin Society in 2011.

Goluska had a book typeface designed in his honour by Nova Scotia-based type designer Rod MacDonald. The typeface, simply called Goluska, was published in 2021 at Canada Type, where Patrick Griffin oversaw the production and the addition of some variable fonts. Goluska admired Dwiggins, so Goluska, the typeface, was influenced by the puppeteer's work, especially the Scotch roman typeface Caledonia.

Obituary by Brigitte Schuster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Greg Nicholls
[Rook Supply (was: Designer Toolbox, or: Rook Design Supply)]

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[Charles Leroux]

Grype was set up by Charles Leroux (b. 1980, Montreal) in Montreal. It was acquired by Astigmatic (Las Vegas, NV) in 2016. 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, grungy letterpress style) 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.

In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman, the rounded sans Tailwind, and the techno typeface Offroad at Grype. In 2017, they added Jukebox Hero (stencil), Lustra (a mechanical sans), Lustra Text, and Sunblock Pro (2017, by Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles).

Typefaces from 2018: Aspire Narrow SmallCaps, Aspire SmallCaps, Aspire, Aspire Narrow.

Typefaces from 2019: Decade (a logotype inspired by an alphabet in Letters and Lettering (1938, Paul Carlyle and Guy Oring)).

Typefaces from 2020: Binder (a revival of the ultra-condensed movie credit typeface Binder Style by Joseph Binder for D. Stempel in 1959), Avionic (a 40-style sci-fi family, inspired by aerodynamics and the Air China company logotype).

Typefaces from 2022: Midsole SC, Midsole (a 40-style squarish sans with square counters). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Guillain Marion

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

Guillaume Bousquet

Sherbrooke, Quebec-based designer of the all caps typeface Division (2015). [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]  ⦿

Hatch Design Workshop

Montreal, Quebec and/or Portsmouth, UK-based designer of several sets of icons, and the typeface pair Pigeon Scout Sans and Pigeon Scout Serif (2018). [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]  ⦿

Ingrid Bourgault

For Ludovine Loiseau's course at ERG in Brussels, Ingrid Bourgault (b. Quebec) created the free font Brush Lettering One (2014, OFL), which is based on Eben Sorkin's Merriwaether Bold Italic (2013). In 2015, she drew an experimental alphabet based on the grid system of the excellent Belgian newspaper Le Soir [on par with De Standaard], and created an experimental multicolor modular typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ivan Peev

Montreal-based designer of the Peignotian typeface PIF (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacinthe Archambault

Montreal-based designer of the counterless geometric typeface Hays & Co (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacinthe Archambault

Montreal-based art director and designer. Creator of the creamy script typeface Silhouette (2015), whgich is based on the logo of Danone's Solhouette yoghurt. [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]  ⦿

Jana Taillade

Montreal-based designer of the round fat blackletter typeface Black Velvet (2016). [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 typefaces 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 Acosta

Bogota, Colombia, and Montreal-based designer of the great poster series Puscifer (2016) and the handcrafted typeface Nuvoo (2018). [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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jérémie Dupuis

Montreal-based creator (b. 2000) of these free typefaces:

  • Eligible (2014). A slab serif.
  • Frontenac (2014).
  • Ghostlight (2016). A slab serif inspired by Clarendon and Egizio. The light weights are very Egyptian and the darker weights are closer to didones.
  • Mockup (2014). A geometric sans in four styles.
  • Triomphe (2014). A sans typeface family.
  • Villeray (2016). This sans workhorse family has 11 weights and rounded and italic variants.
  • Zorus Serif (2014).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Baptiste Goudet

Montreal-based designer of AF Dingbats (2016), which is based on the mechanical parts of an old film camera. In 2017, he designed Cybernetic Display. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Baptiste Levée
[Production Type]

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Jean-François Rey

Designer whose fonts were sold by 2Rebels in Montreal. Some creations: Kidy, Freysk. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jean-Louis Frigon

Montreal-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Montreal Vernacular (2019). [Google] [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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Jeremy Vessey
[Font Forestry]

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Jeremy Vessey
[Pixel Surplus]

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Jey Stevens
[Jellyka (was: Cutty Frutty)]

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J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier

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Joancarles P. Casasín

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Joanie Brisebois

Graphic designer in Montreal. During her studies at UQAM, she created the stylish rococo titling typeface Louis Black (2016) that is characterized by its sharp wedge serifs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 Paterson

Jonathan Paterson (d. 2024) was based in Montreal. His typefaces include Boom Box (1997), Delusion (1997), London-Tube (1997), JPHand (1997), Pipe Dream (1997), Masao (an oriental simulation font), MovieStar (1997), French Grotesque (1997) and Crown Title (1997).

He writes about French Grotesque: French Grotesque is roughly based on a series described simply as "lettres grotesques" (grotesque letters) shown in a specimen sheet issued by the Deberny foundry in Paris in 1910. Deberny produced the series as outline and fill fonts for two-colour printing in 18 pt., 24 pt. and 36 pt. sizes. A hollow version, similar to the outline but with no fill, was available in 10, 12, 18, 24 and 36 points. Jonathan completed and refined this art nouveau design.

All fonts are freeware or shareware. Abstract Fonts 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]  ⦿

Josh Mailman

Montreal-based designer of a squarish deco typeface in 2019. [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]  ⦿

Judith Poirier

Judith Poirier is professor at UQAM in Montreal. She developed an interesting wood-based modular typeface, Latitude, in 2014 for the inuktitut syllabary.

In 2013, she produced a typographic short movie, Two Weeks Two Minutes, that won the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The idea is very clever---just transfer letterpress directly to 35mm film stock. The hallucinating images remind me of noisy movie fragments used in Hitchcockian thrillers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Kafri

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

Julia Welch

During her studies at UQAM in Montreeal, Julia Welch designed the inversed stress typeface Form Sans (2018). [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). In 2015, she created the thin monoline script typeface Early Morning and the cartoon typeface Dungarees. [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 typefaces).

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]  ⦿

Justine Roy

At Cegep de Sainte-Foy, Quebec, Justine Roy designed the decorative caps typeface Dentelle (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karen Karnoug
[Karen Kasbarian]

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

Karen Kasbarian
[Karen Karnoug]

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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 and revived by Dieter Steffmann), Floralies (1994), and Obtuse Highlight. [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. In 2015, she designed Skinny Pete and Hairy Gary. Behance link. [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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Laura Busque

Quebec City-based designer who designed a decorative texutured all caps typeface during her studies in 2017. [Google] [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]  ⦿

Léïa-Fahé Villeneuve

Montreal-based designer of the poster typeface family Peach Waffles (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leandra Loffredo

Graduate of Concordia University in 2015. Montreal-based designer of the thin display typeface Inkton (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee-Jeff Bell
[Rubicon Computer Labs Inc.]

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Lian Benoit

Art director in Montreal who designed the free duck tape typeface Ducktype (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Louis-Philippe Chouinard

Graphic designer in Quebec City, who designed the (great!) slatted sketched slightly eerie font Limbo (2018) during his studies at Cegep sainte-Foy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Louis-Pier Charbonneau

During his studies in Montreal, Louis-Pier Charbonneau created the typeface Skole (2014). Behance link. [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. Wikipedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Aretuo

Montreal-based designer (b. Venezuela) of the octagonal typeface Collineo (2016), Behance 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-Alain Grenon

During his studies in Montreal, Marc-Alain Grenon designed the free futuristic typeface Evaa (2018) and the free experimental tilted typeface Meredith (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc-André Roy

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

Marc-Antoine Vallée

Montreal-based designer of the free vector format broken glass typeface Crumbold (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marc-Olivier Dion

Vancouver, BC-based industrial designer (b. Montreal) who studied at the University of Montreal and at Elisava in Barcelona. He created the modern deco typeface Gula (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Leyton

Graphic designer based in Montreal, who was born and raised in Sucre, Bolivia, and graduated at Concordia University in Montreal. In 2016, she designed the free brush typeface Anana (2016). Behance link. [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-Andrée Régis

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the oily typefaces Olive Oil (2019) and Balsamic Vinegar (2019). [Google] [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. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marie-Hélène Dubuc

Montreal-based graphic designer who created the angular display typeface Winkel (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie-Loïc Sénamaud

Graduate of UQAM in Montreal in 1997 who now works as a graphic designer at ICI ARTV in Montreal. Creator of the stylish display typeface Kangourou (2007) which was developed during Lucas de Groot's master class at Laval University. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marie-Michelle Dupuis

Trois-Rivières, Quebec-based graphic designer who published the free display typefaces Aery (didone stencil) and Fancy in 2014. In 2015, she created the free blackboard bold typeface Stoked. Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marko Aguirre

During his studies in Montreal, Marko Aguirre co-designed the experimental minimalist typeface Emmentype (2016) with Marie Chénier. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marlène Dulude

For a school project at Collège Ahuntsic in Montreal, Marlène Dulude added lacy things and curly endings to a Didot when she made the feminine didone typeface Quinte (2015). Behance link. [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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Mathieu Desjardins
[Pangram Pangram Foundry]

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Matt Soar

British-born Matt Soar is an intermedia artist and filmmaker in the Department of Communication Studies at Concordia University, Montreal. He has written extensively about graphic design, visual communication, and cultural production for scholarly and professional audiences. Soar's project Lost Leaders (2011 onwards) is an archival, scholarly, and artistic exploration of the histories of US film leader standards. Soar is co-founder and director of the Montreal Signs Project, a growing collection of commercial and civic signs from around the city. He is in post-production on Les Enseignistes de Montréal, a web documentary on the histories of signmaking. 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. Speaker at ATypI 2017 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]  ⦿

Maud Pillet

For a type design class of Alessandro Colizzi at UQAM in Montreal, Maud Pillet (Toulouse, France) designed Simon (2016), a typeface influenced by early humanist French types, and named after Simon de Colines (1480-1547). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maude Lavigne

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Maxime Maynard]

Maxime Maynard (aka MaxiGamer) is the Quebec-based designer of these free typefaces:

  • The rounded sans typeface Crewniverse (2015-2016), which replicates the title card font for the TV show Steven Universe [Steven Universe was created by Rebecca Sugar and is a trademark of Cartoon Network].
  • Creditverse (2015).
  • Crystal Universe (2015). Crystal Universe is a font that replicates the font used for the logo of the Cartoon Network's animated television show Steven Universe, which was created by Rebecca Sugar.
  • Gravitation Falls (2015). A great fat poster font.
  • Moon Get (2018): a Super Mario Odyssea Typeface.
  • Typesauce (2019). A modular typeface.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxim Bonenfant

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

Maxime Francout

French illustrator, designer and art director in Montreal, who created the angular calligraphic typeface Form in 2016.

His company is called Bizarre Bizarre. Cargo Collective link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maxime Maynard

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Maxime Nadeau

Illustrator and designer 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]  ⦿

Meghan Dove

Meghan Dove (Meghan Dove Design, Montreal) created a vectorized version of Geoffroy Tory's Champ Fleuri (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mei-Li Trahan-Perreault

At College Ahuntsic in Montreal, Mei-Li Trahan-Perreault designed the decorative didone typeface Aguichante in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Thibaut Désiront]

Thibaut Désiront (b. France) is an art director and illustrator in Montreal. His company is called MEKA or Chez Meka. In 2014, he created the handcrafted poster slab serif typeface Bleed, and the condensed display typeface NYC (or: New York City). In 2015, he designed the (commercial) rounded blackletter / tattoo typeface Hell Gothic. In 2018, he published the fat blocky sci-fi typeface Mech. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melina Lortie

Montreal-based designer of the spiky angular typeface Incantation (2016). [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]  ⦿

Michaël Grenier

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the text typeface Valdonega in 2016, named after Giovanni Mardersteig's Stamperia Valdonega. He writes: Valdonega is a transitional geometric typeface that was created in a modern approach to serve both for editorial design and for titling. It has a strong contrast between downstrokes and upstrokes, an amplification of the serifs to facilitate the readability of long texts and a strong inspiration of the calligraphic pen. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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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]  ⦿

Mike Sabbagh

Michel Sabbagh is a Montreal-based lettering artist and calligrapher, who studied at Laval University in Quebec and then at ESAD in Amiens, France. His graduation typeface there in the postgraduate course in type design was Kaltoum (2014), a Latin / Arabic text typeface with considerable calligraphic details and a stunning amount of balance between the two scripts. Latin and Arabic are harmonized by modulating the stroke thickness. [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]  ⦿


Canadian designer of the shaky finger-painted font Neige (2015). [Google] [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]  ⦿

My-Lan Thuong

Thuong attended ESAD Amiens for Graphic Design and later pursued a career in type design. In 2018, she received an MFA in Type Design from the Ecole Estienne in Paris. She collaborated with type foundries Coppers and Brasses and Type Network prior to joining New York City-based Sharp Type as a type designer in 2019. Her typefaces:

  • Maple Leafs (2017). Co-designed with Etienne Aubert-Bonn at Coppers and Brasses in Montreal, Maple Leafs is a fast and aggressive typeface commissioned for the Toronto Maple Leafs as a display face to use along with their existing typefaces.
  • Mammouth (2017). Done together with Etienne Aubert-Bonn at Coppers and Brasses, Mammouth is a commissioned typeface family for a gala on Tele Quebec where teenagers can vote for the people, events, and causes that influenced them the most during the year. Mammouth contains a heavy and an ultra-fat style.
  • In 2018, she released the shaky outline typeface Royal at E162.
  • She assisted Justin Sloana at Sharp Type with Simula (2019).
  • In 2020, Etienne Aubert Bonn and My-Lan Thuong co-designed Baryton at Coppers and Brasses, a revival of Frank Bartuska's playful photo era didone typeface Century Bartuska.
  • Carta Nueva (2020). A copperplate penmanship font released at Sharp Type.
  • In 2021, Lucas Sharp and My-Lan Thuong, assisted by Wei Huang and Marc Rouault, designed Salter. Salter Roman is based on calligraphic book jackets by Georg(e) Salter from 1941, and Salter Italic is inspired by two of Oscar Ogg's book jacket alphabets from 1942.
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Myriam Delteil

Graphic designer in Laval, Quebec, who created a hipster typeface during her studies in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nadia Samadi
[Pica Magazine]

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Naomie Marleau

During her studies in Montreal, Naomie Marleau designed the display sans typeface mist (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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 and ATypI 2017 Montreal. [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 and The Designers Foundry).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Losacco

Or Nick Losacco. Montreal-based designer of the free typeface Miter (2018), a titling typeface inspired by industrial machinery and the playfulness derived from perfect circles.

In 2019, at Pangram Pangram, he published the sharp-serifed Cirka and the grotesk typeface Telegraf which is characterized by superelliptical counters.

In 2019, he set up Rip Type together with Brooklyn-based Ciaran Brandin.

Designer of the blackletter typeface Generator (2021, Rip Type), a 9-style utilitarian workhorse that includes a variable font. [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]  ⦿

North Type (was: Charles Daoud Type, or: CD Type)
[Charles Daoud]

Charles Daoud is a graphic designer and art director in Laval, near Montreal. He was born in Montreal in 1980. He set up Charles Daoud Type, or CD Type, in 2013 and renamed his type foundry North Type in 2018. 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 typefaces of the recent past. Dual 300 is free.
  • Locke (2016). A stunning stylish slab serif typeface family.
  • Quartier (2011). A sans headline typeface.
  • Radio Canada (2017). A custom corporate humanist sans typeface for the French TV network in Quebec, co-designed by Charles Daoud and Alexandre Saumier-Demers of Coppers and Brasses. Google Fonts link. Github link.
  • Voga (2014). A stylish high-contrast skyline condensed didone with a free Medium weight.
  • Grand (2018). He writes: Inspired by old school sign painting techniques, Grand is a display condensed sans serif that isn't shy to put its foot down. Regular and Italic are free.
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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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Pangram Pangram Foundry
[Mathieu Desjardins]

Mathieu Desjardins (Pangrampangram) is a senior art director in Montreal, who created the free geometric sans typefaces Charlevoix Bold, and Pier Sans (2015), and the condensed sans typeface Stellar in 2015. However, at Graphicriver, we learn that he is selling Charlevoix Bold (2015), Stellar (2015) and Pier Sans (2015).

In 2016, he designed Supply Mono (which could be used for programming), the (free for personal use) 7-weight geometric sans font family Pangram and the (free for personal use) Fuji Sans.

In 2017, he published Chronos Serif, which is also free for personal use.

In 2018, he designed the grotesque typefaces Formula Condensed, Neue Montreal (together with Sebastien Tremblay; advertized as a great replacement of Helvetica) and Radio Grotesk, the warm and fluid text typeface Woodland, the wide display sans Monument Extended (version 2 appearing in 2020), Casa Stencil and Gosha Sans (influenced by Futura and Russian constructivism; contains Cyrillic as well).

Typefaces from 2019: Hatton (a collaboration with London-based design studio Two Times Elliott, Hatton is a homage to the history of the London diamond trade district, Hatton Garden), Editorial New (a partly free editorial text font family), Neue Machina (inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines, this powerful variable opentype typeface family is characterized by monospace/geometric features and deep ink traps; designed by Mathieu Desjardins and Vasjen Katro / Baugasm). It is inspired by the aesthetics of robotics and machines).

Typefaces from 2020: Neue World (an 48-style and variable cut modern serif with roots in vintage display type).

Typefaces from 2021: Pangram Sans V2 (with Valerio Monopoli: 144 styles, and a 3-axis variable font; Pangram Sans was originally published in 2015; followed by Pangram Sans Rounded (2021)), Editorial New Version 2.0.

Graphicriver link. Personal home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pascal Gagnon

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

Pascale Alie-Crete

Graphic designer and illustrator in Montreal, who created the powerful display typeface Gauche in 2018. It was designed in Alessandro Colizzi's class at UQAM. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Bouffard Lavoie

Nicolet, Quebec-based designer of the avant garde sans typeface Insomnie (2017). Creative Market link. [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: [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Ouellet

Art director in Quebec City who created a Frutiger / Univers-style sans typeface called Kether Gothic and the custom inline lettering typeface Funhouse in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Seymour

Super-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 shaded 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.

Typefaces from 2015: Detour, Allie X, Grad Font, Duct Tape, Mint Julep (bilined art deco beauty), Hourglass, Stuntman (prismatic), La Dame de Coeur (playing card font), Fog.

Typefaces from 2016: Road Free (a free prismatic font), Solitaire (card font), Joliette, Denis (named after Montreal's mayor, Denis Coderre), Montreal (a prismatic typeface based on the logo of the city of Montreal), Cherry Cola Font, Bro & Co (multilined art deco beauty), Macramee (multilined).

Typefaces from 2017: The Simple Font (sans), Le Cabinet (multilined neo deco).

Typefaces from 2018: Atrium (a sublime multiline art deco beauty), Pride (a color font to support the LGBT community).

Typefaces from 2019: Columbarium (a beveled typeface), The Invisible Font, The Usual Font, Recettes d'Ici (handcrafted style for menu design), Vinyl (multiline), Gasoline (a gasoline spill textured font), Reflet, Mint Soda (a fashion mag extravaganza), Glamarrr (a sailor or pirate font).

Typefaces from 2020: Siren (a wonderful mermaid-themed initial caps font, half Engravers MT and half mermaid), Homa (decorative caps), Luna (blocky caps), Chicken Bone, Happier (an all caps 3d color font), Dollara (a polygonal typeface), Stay Home, Mundo Disko (prismatic).

Typefaces from 2021: Deliria, The National Bank Open font (created for a tennis tournament).

Behance link. Hellofont link (for buying his fonts).

Typefaces from 2022: Trumpets (deco caps). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pauline Kong

Montreal-based designer of the neurotic typeface Adrenaline (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philippe Angrignon

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

Philippe Carrier

Quebec-based graphic designer of the display typeface Mecanica (2018). [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]  ⦿

Pixel Surplus
[Jeremy Vessey]

Jeremy Vessey set up Hustle Supply Co in 2014. In 2016, he founded Pixel Surplus in Montreal. His first fonts there are Wild Youth (brush script), St. Jacques (a free avant-garde font), Buffalo (connected script font), Old Growth, Ambarella (free script), Greenstone (connected script), Summer Hearts (brush), Wayward, Wayward Sans (free), Gutenberg (a free soft blackletter typeface), Pilsner (also free, all caps and almost art deco), Westfalia (free, handcrafted), Cast Iron and Halogen (a free squarish industrial sans typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Harvester (script), Particle Regular (all caps sans), Hunter River (signature script), Garment District (a free monoline script designed together with Alex Joganic), Ciderhouse (free all caps sans), The Woodlands (a free brush script), Rustico (a free dry brush font), Chisel Mark (free, by Savanas Design), Ocean Six (free brush typeface), Terrain (condensed sans), Gritstone Script Bold, The Brewers Collection, The Woodblock Collection, Bourbon Grotesque (free).

Typefaces from 2018: Schoolhouse (a free chalkboard SVG font), Rock N Roll (a free dry brush script), Calibre Super Condensed (free), Blackstone Script.

Typefaces from 2019: JV Signature SVG, Bellanche, (a free curly calligraphic typeface), Lightshow (dry brush), Carlanta (by Faras Dina), Highfield (a free Peignotian sans), Heavy MFG, The Woodlands (brush script), Gallagher (a vintage font family), Whiskey Sour (font duo), Rose Blush (SVG opentype brush font), Emily Smiles (brush script), Rhythmic (a dry brush SVG font), Ashfort (dry brush), Flintstock.

Typefaces from 2020: PS Botanical, Montero (script), Aelyn (a free art nouveau font), Paradizo (a didone-inspired typeface), Athletic Dept, Skream (a free horror dry brush font), Traverse (a painted SVG font), Blackshore (a painted SVG font), Morning Brew (grungy letters), Halden (SVG brush font), Strive (a dry brush SVG font).

Typefaces from 2021: Hatfield Park (a baseball script), Avondale (a monoline script), Drag Race SVG (brush), Portside (an old map font), Wild Youth (script), Melrose (a rough-edged script), PS Ambiance (a signature script), Drag Race SVG (dry brush), Strive (dry brush, SVG), Underground Ink SVG (painted), Earthtone (dry brush), Kinlock (a stencil serif), Presque, Haute (a decorative serif), Le Grand Amour (a wild calligraphic script), Adventurist (a free SVG format dry brush script), Game Day (dry brush).

Typefaces from 2022: Montgrove (a luxury serif), Rigero (a reverse contrast display typeface), Patheos (a sharp-edged decorative serif). [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]  ⦿

Production Type
[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, and teaches typeface design at ESAD Amiens (and before that, at the Caen-Cherbourg school of Arts & Media and at the University of Corte). His latest work is mostly published at Production Type which he manages. He designs custom and retail typefaces, and has won multiuple awards for his type designs. Other designers publishing at Production Type include Yoann Minet, Sandra Carrera, Yohanna My Nguyen, Emmanuel Besse, Mathieu Réguer, Quentin Schmerber and Loic Sander. In 2020, the support team included Hugues Gentile, Dorine Sauzet, Suehli Tan and Igino Marini. Levée's 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 (2008): an extension and OpenType completion of the glyph tables of Porchez's LeMonde Courrier (2002).
  • 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. It became a retail font at Typofonderie 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 (by Levée, assisted by Emmanuel Besse and Hugo Marucco). This sans family can be bought at Production Type. For Gemeli Micro (2018), Gemeli's x-height was enlarged, extenders shortened, stance widened, spacing loosened, and forms simplified.
  • 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 (2011) and Enfantine (2015). A simple upright connected (school?) 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.
  • Vanité for Vanity Fair France (2013).
  • Plinc Beaux Arts Didot (2014). A classical didone digitized from the original Photo-Lettering film matrix by Jean-Baptiste Levée for House Industries.
  • 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.
  • Reception Semi (2014). A hybrid corporate typeface for Unibail / Rodamco.
  • Renault Carname for Renault cars. This typeface won an award in the TDC Typeface Design competition in 2017.
  • Fournier Orchestre de Paris (2014): Fournier ODP is the exclusive corporate typeface of Orchestre de Paris. Named after Pierre-Simon Fournier Le Jeune (1712-1768), punchcutter and typefounder. Famous for his musical founts, the Parisian Pierre-Simon Fournier is considered one of the first French moderns. The typeface borrows from the numerous alphabets produced by Fournier, retaining only the finest cuts and adding its own peculiarities: anachronical ampersand, reversed letters in reverence to poster ephemeras of the times. The Graphiques series are designed to allow for polychromic settings. The Gothic series are a nod to the residues of modernism. Faithful to the tradition of optical sizes, different designs have been assigned to different scales of use. By Jean-Baptiste Levé, who was assisted by Yoann Minet, Mathieu Réguer, Laurent Bourcellier and Roxane Gataud.
  • Libé (2015). Rob Mientjes writes about this custom typeface family done for Libération: Libé is a family of a wide array of sans serif fonts and a set of stubborn typewriter fonts with a slightly sloppy underline style. The sans part of the family is a hybrid Excoffon, nineteen-seventies, tight-but-not-touching fever dream. If the spirit of Excoffon is alive, it has possessed Libé Sans. The Typewriter styles are a typographically successful, if unexpected, match.
  • Granville (2015). A Peignotian (or modulated) sans published by Production Type.
  • Minotaur (2014, with Yoann Minet). Minotaur won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.

    Proto Grotesk (2014). Proto Grotesk won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition. Review by André Mora, who writes: This beast is a strong sans serif with two mean weights. While others were busy breeding show dogs, Proto emerged from the love den of a couple of mutts high as hell. It ain't tame. It'll never be domesticated. Proto Slab and Proto Slab Condensed followed later.

  • Cobalte (2015, Production Type). A flared lapidary sans serif family.
  • Courrèges (2016) for the fashion house.
  • Boreal (2016). A sans family.
  • Columbia Sans and Columbia Sans Display (2016, Jean-Baptiste Levée). Initially intended as a sans version of Times New Roman, Levée's explorations take him far afield through his flirtation with reverse stress and his back-rotated small o. He writes: Columbia is an unorthodox blend of multiple historical models. It excavates the so-called Elzevir style, an example of permeability between French and Dutch flavours. The type's restrained nature eschews caricature, giving paragraphs a clean texture while retaining the classical touch expected from late Renaissance typefaces. Initially commissioned by science magazine Sciences & Avenir, Columbia strikes a balance between rigorous topics and an approachable, informal tone.
  • ARC (2016). A custom multiline typeface for the City of Paris (L'Arc de l'Innovation).
  • Spectral (2017). A 7-style sharp-edged book face by Jean-Baptiste Levée related to Mrs. Eaves, and freely available at Google Fonts. Levée describes the influence of the French Elzevir on Spectral. The type experts opine that the spacing is too loose.
  • Alpine (2017). A custom sans family for the new Alpine Vision automobile.
  • Antique Gothic (2017). A condensed vintage sans with extreme x-height, designed by Jean-Baptiste Levée, with the help of Emmanuel Besse, Yoann Minet, Quentin Schmerber, Hugues Gentile, Pauline Fourest, and Kristina Jandova.
  • Cardinal Classic and Cardinal Fruit (2018). A large transitional typeface family by Jean-Baptiste Levée, Yoann Minet and Quentin Schmerber. The tightly set and high impact photojournalism typeface family Cardinal Photo was added in 2020.
  • Media Sans (2018). A typeface family with tight spacing and some extra condensed styles to be used in headlines and on posters. It was influenced by Frutiger's Antique Presse (at Deberny & Peignot) and some European typefaces of the 1960s and 1970s, such as the tightly letterspaced Brasilia, the squarish caps of Eurostile, and the oddly contrasted Antique Olive.
  • LVMH Air (2018). A knife-edged fashion typeface family custom designed for LVMH (Moet Hennessy & Louis Vuitton), a French multinational luxury goods conglomerate that specializes in snob appeal.
  • Duperré Sans (2018). A custom sans by Jean-Baptiste Levée and Quentin Schmerber for École Duperré.
  • Acier (2019). A bi-colored revival of Cassandre's Acier (1930, Deberny & Peignot).
  • Tesseract (2019). A display typeface with edges as sharp as a bamboo-cutting machete. Stuff for James Bond movies.

Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam and ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw.

Behance link. Old URL. Klingspor link. Home page of Jean-Baptiste Levée. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Simpson

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

Raffi Tarpinian

Montreal-based designer (b. 1968) of the monoline organic elliptical sans typeface Tarpino (2017, with Juan Madrigal). [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]  ⦿

Ranjit Bhatti

Montreal-based designer of the modular typeface family Bousculade (2018). [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]  ⦿

Rimsha Sultan

Montreal-based designer of Candaman (2016), a font created as a hybrid of Candara and Bookman Old Style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rip Type

Rip Type was set up in 2019 by Nick Losacco (who is based in Montreal) and Ciaran Brandin (Brooklyn, NY). Their typefaces:

  • Generator (2021, Nick Losacco). A 9-style utilitarian workhorse. Includes a variable font.
  • Klostro (2020-2022, Ciaran Brandin). A blackletter typeface.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Rob Sharpe

Montreal-based designer who made the free dot matrix typeface Alpha Digital (2017, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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

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Robert Young

Designer in Montreal who studied at UQAM (class of 1997) and 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. In 2018, he published the free linocut typeface Peter Peich in honor of Paul Peter Piech (b. 1920, Brooklyn, NY, d. 1996, Portcawl), printer and linocut artist. [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]  ⦿

Rook Supply (was: Designer Toolbox, or: Rook Design Supply)
[Greg Nicholls]

Vancouver and/or Montreal, Canada-based designer of the brush script fonts Twin Oaks (2016), Wellaway (2016), Bold Vision (2016) and Mount Baker (2016, dry brush), the rough brush typefaces Outshine (2016), Postmark (2016) and Sunrise Waves (2016), Sunfast (2016), and the weathered stamp typeface Tofino (2016).

Typefaces from 2017: Pure Heart (dry brush, SVG), Freshly Squeezed (brush), Something Fresh (brush), Explorers (Palestone, Mystic, Blatchford), Westmount (geometric sans), Lakeshore (brush), Woodcrafter Sans, Bushfire (slab serif), Kicking Horse (weather wood emulation font), Treadstone (weathered octagonal typeface), Forever Young (heavy brush), Revelstoke (a vintage all caps sans family).

Typefaces from 2018: Parkson, Silva (an SVG dry brush script), Tremblay (an all caps weathered SVG font), Outback (an inky brush font), Always Thankful (SVG brush), Beforth (SVG brush), Timber Wolf (SVG brush), Stranger Times (SVG brush), Take Charge (watercolor SVG font), Hunters (SVG Opentype brush font), Lion and Hare (condensed grotesque), Sanhurst (block sans serif), Belmont, Almonte (Opentype SVG brush font).

Typefaces from 2019: Riverstone, Rexton (all caps sans), Total Rage (an SVG brush font), Born Strong (octagonal), South Island (dry brush), Outbacker (brush font), Port Blair (script).

Typefaces from 2020: Obscura (a weathered condensed titling sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rose-Marie Dion

Montreal-based designer of the blackletter-inspired typeface family Black Gasp (2019), which was developed during her studies at UQAM under the supervision of Etienne Aubert-Bonn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Roxana Zegan

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

Royalty Font Foundry
[Maxime Savary]

Specializing in handwritten typefaces, 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]  ⦿

Rustic Orange Design
[Angele Sage]

Angele Sage (Rustic Orange Design, Sherbrooke, Quebec) created the nice handcrafted poster typeface Orangimelo in 2015. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ruxandra Duru

Born in Iasi, Romania, Ruxandra Duru moved first to Casablanca and then to Montreal. In 2011, she studied at EINA in Barcelona.

Ruxandra created the angular text typeface Botanica (2014, as a project at EINA), and the blackletter-inspired Textura Nova (2014, for the modern monk).

In 2016, she designed the free knotted typeface Royal. [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]  ⦿

Sabrina Bourque

At Cegep de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Sabrina Bourque designed a deco typeface (2013). [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]  ⦿

Samantha Dicriscio

Montreal-based designer of the didone typeface Bijoux (2016), which was inspired by women's jewelry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Bourque Demers

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the display sans typeface Base in 2015. Base has its roots in Myriad. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Daoust

Montreal-based designer of the minimal sans typeface PASB (2015). [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. For a course given by Etienne Aubert Bonn and Alexandre Saumier Demers at UQAM in 2015, he created the sturdy and legible text typeface Château. In 2015, he and Coppers and Brasses designed the stencil typeface Caserne for the Montreal-based design studio Caserne. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Fløe Stenberg

Graphic designer in Montreal, who created the didone typeface Panamera in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sébastien Théraulaz

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sean Noonan

Designer in Montreal, b. 1995. In 2015, he created the pixelish typeface Haversham. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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.

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

Serge Rhéaume

Montreal-based designer of these display typefaces in 2016: Lizet, Anorak (a one-style text typeface with lots of individuality), Velan (fat octagonal typeface), Stabilo (a wide rounded sans), Vecteur, Mum Mono. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sherwil de Guzman

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

Shu Huang

Montreal-based designer of Tetyou Script (2017). Behance link. [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.

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

Slobodan Miladinov
[Miladinov Design]

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Sofia Madafi

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

Soirée Typo

Soirée Typo (Type Evening) was held in the Sid Lee building in Montreal on June 27, 2017. Organized as a warm-up event for the annual ATypI Conference scheduled for September in Montreal, it attracted a crowd of over 200 typophiles. Alexandre Saumier Demers lined up eight talks that painted a great picture of the typographic scene in Montreal today. Alessandro Colizzi, who heads the local organizing team for this Fall's ATypI meeting, was ecstatic at the end of this relaxed, yet intense and information-packed, evening.

Julien Hébert was selected to design the identity for this year's ATypI conference. Julien works as a graphic designer at Paprika in Montreal. There were oohs and aahs in the room when he presented his work, starting with a fascinating rose / orange / deep purple color palette that is meant to draw the attention and shock, in keeping with the theme of the meeting, atypique. His next move made him lots of friends in Montreal---he selected a locally developed typeface, Guillon (by Feed Type and Coppers and Brasses), for most documents. Finally, to push the motto of atypique to its logical limit, he sprinkled some gorgeous conference posters on the screen, all draped in his wonderful color palette.

The second speaker was Etienne Aubert-Bonn, a local super-talent who graduated from the Type and Media program at KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands. Since 2012, he works as a type designer at Coppers and Brasses, a foundry he set up with Alexandre Saumier Demers. His presentation was smooth and informative. In just ten minutes, he taught the audience the history and finer details of the Inuktitut syllabary, and its challenges for the type designer, especially when producing documents that have Latin and Inuktitut side by side. He had a first stab at this problem in his KABK graduation typeface, Nurraq (2013). It is a noble and charitable effort---here is one of the world's top designers spending countless hours fine-tuning and developing Inuktitut fonts for a readership of not more than 30,000 people.

For a change of pace, Christian Bélanger, a calligrapher and musician who started out as a graffiti artist, gave us an overview of his life's work. Now professor at Cegep Marie-Victorin in Montreal, his path has not always been easy. After his lively delivery, straight from the heart, he urged all of us to disconnect from our computers and devices and enjoy writing, drawing and creating.

Les Hommes de Lettres is a group of three local lettering artists who made a name by lettering garbage cans, walls, and odd objects. They moved into the avant-garde lettering sphere when they did some stunning work for local businesses such as C2 Montreal and La Cabane des Eclusiers.

Alexandre Saumier Demers set up Coppers and Brasses in 2012 with Etienne Aubert-Bonn but spends most of his time at Type Network, where he works on variable fonts, the newest thing in opentype. The idea of fonts with multiple axes for continuous interpolation has been around since Apple's GX technology from which it borrows most of its genetic material. Alexandre's current projects at Type Network include the extension of Font Bureau's FB Agency into a variable font family.

Lucie Lacava, the next speaker, specializes in newspaper design. She delighted an already happy room of type aficionados with two of her newspaper projects. In each case, she relied on Canadian type designer Patrick Giasson for typeface work. The most difficult job she ever had, so she said, was the redesign of the Al Ittihad paper in Abu Dhabi. She uncluttered the layout and introduced three fonts designed by Patrick Giasson. The section flag font, and the two weights of display, are in the Kufi style, which is the oldest form of Arabic calligraphy, while the cursive text is designed in a contemporary Naskh style. The redesign of Singapore's The Straits Times, a multi-platform project, won her several global awards. In addition, Giasson's custom typeface Selane medaled at the Ed Awards in 2016.

Michel (Mike) Sabbagh is a Montreal-based type designer who did the postgraduate course in type design at ESAD in Amiens, France, and has been working diligently for many years on the Latin / Arabic text typeface Kaltoum, which is named after the great opera singer Umm Kulthum (d. 1975), the Maria Callas of the Arab world. Kaltoum is balanced and sensitive, very beautiful in its tranquility, and does not try to force Arabic writing into a Latin mould. He promised that it will be published soon.

Judith Poirier is professor at UQAM in Montreal. In her talk, she first focused on Latitude, a modular wood-based system that she developed in 2014 for the inuktitut syllabary. Then she told us about the research and production of Two Weeks Two Minutes (2013), a short film that won the Canadian Film Institute Award for Best Canadian Animation at the Ottawa International Animation Festival. The idea is very clever---just transfer letterpress directly to 35mm film stock. The hallucinating images are like noisy movie fragments in post-Hitchcockian thrillers. Watch her movie here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Giraldeau

During her studies at UQAM in Montreal, Sophie Giraldeau designed Müwgli (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sophie Lavoie

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

Stéphane Dumas

Type foundry 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]  ⦿

Stéphanie Vermeersch

Montreal-based designer of Hotel Display (2015), an experimental UQAM school project typeface based on Futura. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Arsenault

Codesigner with Jeremy Vessey of Genuine Sans and Script (2017). [Google] [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 Nichole

Montreal-based designer of the free script typeface Westchester (2016, published by Pixel Surplus). [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 typefaces 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 of 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.

Typefaces from 2015: CF Rise of Nation (bold poster typeface), CF Punk (grungy capitals), Baron Rouge, General Tao (oriental simulation font), CF Mother Board (circuit font), CF John Doe (sketched), CF Crayons de Plomb, CF US Army (textured type), CF White Trash (Treefrog style), CF Punk Rock Show, CF Denim Jeans, CF School Handwriting, CF Nuclear War (very grungy caps face), CF Jack Story, CF Civilisation Maya (textured typeface), CF Punk Is Not Dead, CF Calligraphia, CF Life Is A Dream (grungy textured font), CF Blueprint, CF Far West Regular, CF Samuel de Champlain, CF Azteques (Mexican decorative font)., CF Fleurs de Lys (dingbats), CF Chevalier de Lorimier (connected script), CF Bonaparte, CF Expedition, CF Boston Regular (casual script), CF Jacques Parizeau (a grungy font named after a racist and pompous former political figure in Quebec), CF Trash Zone (grungy stencil), CF I Dont Want To Grow Up, CF Metro Parisien (art deco), CF Craig Robinson, CF Paradise City, CF Great Destiny, CF Robert Nelson, CF Grand Nord (a snow-capped design), CF Green Monster (slab serif).

Typefaces from 2016: CF Showbizz, CF Halloween (dripping blood font), CF La Sorciere Noire (vampire script), CF Green Corn (white on black), CF Engraved, CF Ghost Stories, CF Legends of the Fall, CF Bad Cops, CF Cherokee (wood block printing emulation), CF School Zone (crayon font), CF Snowboard Project (grunge), CF Oak Island, CF Peterson.

Typefaces from 2017: I Robot, Christmas Stitch, Nightmare (dripping blood font), Tangerine (inline typeface), CF Klondike (spurred Western font), CF Letterpress Type, CF Brothers in Arms, CF Etoffe du Pays (a dusty typeface), CF Second Son, CF The Rock (textured), CF Old School, CF Pretty Trees.

Typefaces from 2018: CF Le Dernier Empereur (oriental emulation), CF Sacred Planet, CF Glitch City, CF Remington Typewriter, CF Cyborg, CF Punk vs Cyborg, CF The Ocean Song (monoline connected script), CF Wild West (Tuscan), CF Three Dimensions, CF Mexicana.

Typefaces from 2019: CF Le Grand Cirque (a circus font), CF Saturn 21, CF World at War (an old typewriter font), CF Night of Terror (a dripping blood font), CF Blackboard (a chlak font), CF Punk Fashion, CF Punk Songwriter.

Typefaces from 2020: CF Punk Posters (a ransom note font), CF University of Nowhere (a grungy varsity font), CF Letterpress Type Two, CF Band of Brothers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio Caserne

Studio Caserne is a general branding and design outfit in Montreal. People involved include Leo Breton-Allaire, and Ugo Varin. For their own branding, they cooperated with Coppers and Brasses / Samuel Larocque in the design of the stencil typeface Caserne. Behance 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]  ⦿

Studio Feed (or: Feedtype)
[Anouk Pennel]

Studio Feed (or: Feedtype) is a Montreal-based studio, est. 1999. Its typefaces:

  • Vells Mono (2017). Originally designed for the visual identity of SSSVLL, but now a retail typeface. Designer unknown.
  • 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.
  • Ottomono (2014). A monospaced font developed for the Ottopapax project: A collaboration between designers Patrick Bisson, Étienne Hotte and Anouk Pennel, the idea behind Pliage No1 was to develop a product combining object and graphic design, with the potential for mass production while remaining affordable. Pliage No1 consists of a single sheet of cardboard worked in an industrial manner. In the same way, Ottomono is formed by sturdy yet simples shapes, both industrial and familiar.
  • Atelier Mono (2014): a custom monospaced all caps font for the branding of Atelier Général, an architecture agency based in Montreal.
  • Guillon (2016: manufactured by Coppers and Brasses). They write: Guillon, a Montreal-minded sans serif influenced by the international style, is named in honour of designer Jacques Guillon. It was created for the rebranding of GSM Project. After designing the Cord Chair (1953), Mr. Guillon lent his initial to GSM Project, the multidisciplinary design agency he started with Morley Smith and Laurent Marquart. Right from the beginning, GSM has breathed a modernist, international life into Montreality, with notable contributions to Expo 67, the design of the Montreal Metro, and the furnishings of the head office of Alcan aluminium corporation. Guillon was also adopted as the official typeface for the identity of the ATypI conference in Montreal in 2017.
  • Feed Mono.
  • Multiplex.
  • Adaptive (octagonal).
  • More Gothic (2017): the loud and loutish font with a crooked tongue for the project A Book About, commissioned by Corinn Gerber and Benjamin Thorel at Art Metropole, in Toronto. This display font presents an assortment of boxy and rowdy letterforms, whose common denominator is their vernacular brashness.
  • Infrafonte.
  • Toxstruct. A modular typeface possibly made with Fontstruct.
  • MML Mono.
  • Uno (2014): A custom rounded sans typeface done for the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal. The shapes of the characters are directly inspired by the stencils formerly used for architectural blueprints.
  • Citerne (2021). The tough face with leakproof joints, this no-nonsense sans was conceived in 2017 as part of the new visual identity for Reservoir, a gourmet brew pub on Montreal's Duluth Street.
  • Youth Grotesque (2021). Feedtype writes: This razor-edged family of seven weights was first developed as an artistic proposition for the project Dans un monde post: un événement post-punk. Sharp angles and hijacked historical references lend a bombastic individuality to the typeface.
  • E8888 No 001 (2022). A sans developed during the COVID pandemic and Putin's invasion of Ukraine. Studio Feed writes: E/8888 No001 was designed in 2019 for Editions 8888, the Montreal-based collective creating the accoutrements of a dystopian optimism. E/8888 No001, the very first Editions 8888 product and spearhead of its visual identity. One weight, its italics, that's all. E/8888 No001, an all-purpose Grotesque. Rough shapes, solid width, dissonant details, a fusion of historical references and industrial strategies, the raw material of an approach devoid of artifice. E/8888 No001, the very first Brutaluxe font, offers no apologies and has no regrets.

Old Studio Feed link. Behance link. Newest Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[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.

In 2018, she published Tara at Indian Type Foundry. Designed for immersive reading, it has considerable contrast and wedge serifs.

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

Thibaut Désiront

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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]  ⦿

Tigris Li

Montreal-based designer of the grungy brush typeface Wet N Wild (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tina Migneault

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


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]  ⦿


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).

    Typefaces from 2015: Gothic Ax Hand (shadow typeface).

    Gothic AX Hand (a hand-drawn gothic shadow font).

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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]  ⦿

Valentin Cauro

Art director in Montreal who created the calligraphic script typeface Helas in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Grenier

During her studies in Montreal, Vanessa Grenier designed the sketched typeface Becke's (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vanessa Reis

Mascouche, Quebec-based designer of the multiline deco typeface Iki (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vedran Vaskovic

Art director at McCann. Montreal-based designer of the free didone stencil typeface Saint George (2018) which is loosely based on Carter's Georgia.

In 2015, he made the free blackletter typeface Blackberg. In 2019, he released the free beveled typeface Supremacy. [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]  ⦿

William Thibault

As a student in Sherbrooke, Quebec, William Thibault designed the modular typeface Suvculture (2016). [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 Cédric Gareau Bergeron

Montreal-based designer at Spotful. His typefaces:

  • At TypeParis 2017, he created the angular text typeface Jourdain.
  • At Bonjour La Police type foundry, he intends to publish the clean sharp screen-ready typeface Azerty some time in 2018.
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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]  ⦿

Yigit Karagoz

Istanbul-based designer, with Ayse Sismanoglu, of the free Most Powerful Font (2018). The letters are taken from the signatures of the G7 leaders that met in Charlevoix, Quebec in June 2018. [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]  ⦿


Montreal-based designer of the free pixel typeface Zuptype and of the experimental typeface Zuptype SIM (2013). In 2015, he used FontStruct to make Zuptype Pica.

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