TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Fri Jul 25 10:06:43 EDT 2014
Rune simulation fonts
Valencia, Spain-based creator of the Bauhaus-inspired monoline geometric rounded sans typeface Bowhouse (2013, free), the retro futuristic typeface AC Brodie (2013, free), the free art deco typeface AC Mountain (2013), the 3d face AC Framed (2013), the film strip typeface AC Filmstrip (2013, free), Comic Runes (2013, rune simulation), Scribbled (2013), and the hexagonal typeface Bee Type (2013, +Filled, +outline).
Romaji Mincho (2013) is a free Asian simulation font based on the style of the Mincho typeface. Rhyder (2013) is a great (free) geometric 1930s style sans typeface. Martell (2013) is a free general purpose slab serif family.
Typefaces from 2014: AC Wanita (hand-drawn).
Originally from Reykjavik, Atli Þor Árnason is studying at The School of Visual Communication in Haderslev, Denmark. He created the runic and/or Futhark simulation face Ristir (2011), a typeface that was heavily inspired by The Elder and The Newer Futhark alphabet.
During his studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Chrius Turpen designed the elegant rhombic rune simulation typeface Snorri (2014). It is based on Icelandic and Nordic manuscripts and carvings. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1986, David Rudnick is a graphic designer in the UK. He created quite a number of typefaces ca. 2013. These include:
In 2013, he published the alchemic typefaces Blazer and Quarz 974 Light (a free font).
During her graphic design studies in Linz, Austria, Fabienne Plangger created the experimental typefaces Silk Paper Font (2013), Old Spice (2013, a rune simulation font), Marbling (2013), Rorschach (2013) and YO (2013).
French designer of The Hand (2013, hand-printed caps codesigned with Julien Saurin, La Goupil), The Serif Hand (2013, also with Julien Saurin), Insolente (2013, a connected script typeface done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil), Neo Phoenician (a straight-edged rune simulation font done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil, 2013), Naive (a curly hand-printed typeface family done with Julien Saurin at La Goupil, 2013), and of Naive Inline (2013, La Goupil: blackboard bold, layered) and Naive Inline Sans (2014). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FontStructor specializing in rune simulation typefaces. He made Viking Runes (2012) in styles called Younger, Middle, and Elder. He writes: VIKING is a false-historical font evolving from Elder Futhark Runes. This runic typeface is based upon the ancient Germanic symbols later adapted by the Goths, Anglo-Saxons, Vikings, The Third Reich, and within Fantasy genera, depicted as Dwarven Runes. ELDER VIKING is almost an exact interpretation of Elder Futhark plus a few extra characters corresponding as a best fit to the basic 26 upper-case Latin characters. MIDDLE VIKING is the second generation evolution Rune based upon Elder Futhark. Designed as a semi-cryptic, visually interesting type but intended to be almost-readable as a Latin equivalent (unlike ELDER VIKING), MIDDLE VIKING contains numeric runes and basic punctuation. YOUNGER VIKING is the third generation rune type which is a fully modern interpretation of Elder Futhark. [Google] [More] ⦿
Greater Albion Typefounders (or: GATF)
Paul J. Lloyd's typefoundry in Western Australia, est. 2008. Lloyd (b. UK) made over 100 free truetype fonts before that. He writes: What we will offer is new designs, replete with Edwardian Fun, Victorian distinction, or any other piece of elegance we can manage.
Edwardian creations from 2008-2010: Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Adantine, Goldbarre, Brosse, Crewekerne, Crewekerne Magna and Crewekerne Magister (arts and crafts face), Larchmont, Brissard, Brossard (slab serif), Bonavia, Bonavia Blanc, Clementhorpe, Veneribe, Chiara Script, Howlett, Svengali Roman, Bonning and Bonnington (1920's style families with ideas from University Roman), Absinette, Bamberforth, Tumbletype, Vertrina, Bromwich, Great Bromwich, Fleete, Helenium. Chipping emulates the Edwardian 1920s. In 2012, he added the Bolton Commercial family (late Edwardian, early art nouveau).
Art deco faces: Oakland (2011, multiline face gleaned from a 1930s French car ad), Zenia (2010, trilined), Plebe (Plebia, 2008: a grotesk emulating the 1930s), Whitehaven (2008, an extensive art deco family with several shadow weights), Merry Fleurons (2008, Christmas ornament dingbats), Braxia (2008), Keynsia (fifties style art deco family with Peignot influences).
Other faces: Haymer is a large sans family made in 2010. Clunic (2008) is a blackletter face. Tectura (2008) is a handwriting font. Eldridge is a slab serif family. Aliqua (2009), Chipperly (2009) and Syondola (2008, Tuscan) are Wild West families. Terazza Tilings (2009) and Valentine's Fleurons (2009) are dingbat faces. Additions in 2009 include Lowndes (soft blackletter), Christmas Fleurons, Merry Snowmen, Cherritt (described as a Victorian era Courier), DoodleBirds, Halloween Fleurons, ButtonFaces, Sabio (neither slab nor sans), Daub (brush graffiti font), Sabinard (a modern swash face), Cullions (futuristic blackletter), Coronard (blackletter / roman hybrid), Easter Fleurons, Chapter Initials, Paveline (19th century calligraphic script), Mellin Sans and Open, Gildersleeve (evoking the 1920s Arts and Crafts movement), Stannard (a 1920's advertising inspired small caps face), Slattery (a horizontally shaded fun face), Slatterine (2009, more retro futurism), Spillsbury (2010, Victorian family), Cirflex (2010, geometric display face based on arcs of circles), Oxonia (2010, a classic roman family) and Vectis (classic Roman elegance, another small caps face).
Creations in 2010: Windevere, Albion's White Christmas, Paragon (a great didone display family with a wood type feel), Compton (slab serif family), Mexborough, Morover (Schwabacher family), Anavio (a classical roman family), Corvone (3d-effect font), Granville (Victorian), Corton (Victorian), Wellingborough (Victorian), Worthing (Victorian), Ark Wright (traditional shop signage), Bonaventure (art nouveau), Federal Streamliner (1950s feel techno face), Deva (classical roman), Crucis Ornaments (crosses), Bronzino (a roman with Arts and Crafts roots), Bertoni (2010, a didone family), Pardon Me Boy (train dingbats), Woodruff (Open Face fonts with a wood type look), Jonquin (based on a WWI poster; +Incised), Luscombe (1920s display family; +Parva), Movella (futuristic from the 1950s), Magdalena Sans (2010: a clear monoline sans), Endymion (2010: Tuscan), Paget (a Tuscan experimental all caps face), Portello (Victorian).
Typefaces made in 2011: Admiral (art nouveau), Tuscaloosa (Tuscan face), Eccles (bombastic Victorian), Wolverhampton (pre-Victorian), Doncaster (Victorian family), Metropole (art nouveau family), Corsham (stone engraved lettering family), Leibix (casual), Albia Nova (an elegant futuristic organic face), Flapper (art nouveau face), Bertolessi (curly Victorian), Tulk's Victorian Banner (all caps banner face), Fitzgerald (Victorian all caps face), Cleveden (Victorian headline family), Spargo (an extensive set of early 20th century-look engraved faces for official documents and securities), Bettendorf (2011, based on a 1900s masthead typeface), Wolvercote (2011, similar to Bettendorf), Pittsburgh (2011, a Western-style engraved face), Chubbly (2011), Portmeirion No. 6 (2011, a Victorian / circus design), Bronzetti (2011; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi), Sophie J (hanprinted), Dem Bones (2011, glyphs made from bones), Stout (2011), Birmingham New Street (a Victorian family inspired by the hand lettered title on a 19th century railway map), Beckinslade (ornamental blackletter).
Production in 2012: Alfere Sans Stripes, Albion's Americana (Western stars and stripes face), Tudor Perpendicular (blackletter), Amici (rounded headline face), Amie (rounded sans), Wolverton Text (Edwardian family), Vinea (10-style display family), Par Avion (retro futuristic), AstroBats (retro sci-fi dingbats), Beeching (+Shadowed), Gondolieri (didone meets Tuscan), Penrose Slabserif (an Escher-like trompe l'oeuil 3d face), Haldane (art nouveau, Arabic look), Solidarius (chubby, fat felt-tip pen font), Bluebottle (angular display face), Merrivale (Victorian), Future Runes (runic simulation), Coliseo, Alfrere Sans (inspired by a 1950s television caption style), Tectura II (Lloyd's answer to Comic Sans), Secombe (Edwardian caps family), Milligan, London Court (Tudor-era caps family).
Typefaces from 2013: Speedblur, Belhampton (Edwardian), Merry Baubles (Christmas tree dings), Merry Bauble Letters (Christmas alphadings), Wroxeter (blackletter), Thurbrooke (+Banner, +Initials, +Black, +Reverso, all based on 19th century banner headings and engraved lettering), Bourne (a rounded type system), Henrician (a set of eight Tudor style display faces), Belle Jardin (art deco marquee face), Lavery (Edwardian), Baldione (a stylized didone), Chequers (a vintage poster face), Turvy Topsy (fat finger face), Merrivaux (faux medieval), Blout (German expressionist typeface), Easter Egg Letters, Isometrica (a banner typeface family), Valentine's Letters, Imperial Granum (roman titling face), Brollo (chunky display face).
Typefaces from 2014: Uncia Black, Henry VII, Greene and Rollins (layered Victorian typeface), Barollo, Alfrine, Alfrere Banner (+Incised), Lugano, Lanvier (1930s-style caps typeface family), Bonlivet (a hyper-decorative capitals alphabet from the late Victoian or early art nouveau era), Ames Text (a didone family with rounded brackets), Ames Roman (related to didones but with wedge serifs), Ames Weathered, Ames Shadow, Ames Shaded, Amersham (vintage signage family, 2013-2014).
Hendra Permana (Yogyakarta, Indonesia) created the free rune simulation typeface Bambu Runcing Font in 2014. As it turns out, runes were not the source of inspiration, but rather Japanese mecha movies. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
J. Paul Snow
During his studies in Strasbourg, Jonathan Kleinpeter created the typeface Runica (2014). It consists of Runica True (a runic font) and Runica and Runica Bold, which are runic simulation typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
JPS Graphic Designs
Typefaces by Julien Saurin in 2013: The Serif Hand (with Fanny Coulez), The Hand (a hand-printed caps face done with Fanny Coulez), Naive (a curly hand-printed serif typeface done with Fanny Coulez), Insolente (a connected script done with Fanny Coulez), Neo Phoenician (a straight-edged rune simulation font done with Fanny Coulez). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Swedish type designer, calligrapher and graphic designer, b. 1939, who lives in Skane, Denmark. He created RunaSerif (for Miles, 1995: inspired by the forms of ancient Viking runes, this face won the Nordic Typeface Competition in Copenhagen), Crane (1995, Agfa), Renasci (1997, based on old Danish inscriptions, mainly in churches), ZiP (Agfa Creative Alliance), and Hansson Stencil (Mecanorma). CV (in Swedish).
Graphic design student at Westerdals School of Communication in Oslo. Creator of a nice typographic logo called Reach (2010). She also created a high-contrast art deco face called Salonfähig (2010), the high-contrast Peignotian face Poirot in 2011, and the Norse experimental face Nørn (2011).
In 2012, Madeleine designed the hexagonal Etern typeface family.
Graduate of Escola Serra i Abella de l'Hospitalet de Llobregat, class of 2013. Graphic designer in Barcelona who created the antiqued typeface Prometeo MCO (2013) and the tweetware rune simulation font Ritual Regular (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Haderslev, Denmark-based designer of Runic (2012), a runic simulation typeface This was created while she was studying at the School of Visual Communication in Haderslev.
Nonpareille (or: Chastellun.net)
Matthieu Cortat was born in Délémont (Switzerland) in 1982. After a degree in graphic design in 2005, at the University of Art&Design Lausanne (Ecal), he obtained a Masters at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographie in Nancy (France). He now works in Lyon, France, where he set up Nonpareille. He lectures at the Printing Museum of Lyon, France
Designer of Bentham (transitional),Bonesana (2009, Gestalten, an elegant text family straight out of the 18th century), Brett (2004, a rounded pixel face), Chastelmail (a modification of ITC Officina), Goupil (2008, by Regis Tosetti), Ecstrat (2009, ornamental 18th century type in the style of Fournier or Rosart), Fairplay (transitional newspaper face), Glovis (2007, a monospaced typewriter typeface with ball terminals; with Régis Tosetti), Hans (a Koch-style blackletter), Liberté, Tartan, Monolith, and Stockmar (2007, Optimo: a 12-style baroque family inspired by by Johann Rudolf Genath II (1679-1740)).
At Nonpareille, he designed Stuart Pro and Stuart Standard in 2008. These almost Venetian low-contrast text type families come in 18 styles each, and have three optical choices for the ranges below 8pt, 8-12 pt and above 12pt.
Typefaces from 2013:
Paul James Lloyd
Peter Rempel (b. 1958) is a Winnipeg-based calligrapher. Nice graphic about classical roman types. He designed some exquisite shareware fonts: PR Uncial Creepy (2010), PR Agamemnon Bold (2008), PR-Uncial (2003), PR-UncialAltCapsExtended, PR-UncialAlternateCapitals (1998), Demo-ofGabrielCondensed, Demo-ofGabrielRegular, Demo-version:Gabrielextended, PR-CelticNarrow (1998), Magickal Signs, PR Runes (2000), PR Rune Stones (2000), Pi Rho Runestones (1998), PR Astrological (1998), PR Compass Rose (2007), PR Viking (2007; +Alternates) and Pirho Herakles (1998, an Etruscan-style or Greek simulation font). In preparation: PR Alchemyst, PR Snaggly, PR Monk's Holiday.
He writes about himself: educated in music composition and visual design. In his family home, there were many wall plaques with German Bible verses, rendered in a variety of gothic and fraktur lettering styles. In the 1980s he discovered the art of calligraphy, first through the speedball lettering textbook, and later by joining the calligraphers Guild of Manitoba. He has studied a variety of lettering styles, but his strongest interest is in the letter styles of the Middle Ages, starting with the German Fraktur styles he knew from childhood, and extending back, into uncials, runic shapes, and the Classical Roman Letter. The Chancery cursive, or Italic hand, which to many people is synonymous with calligraphy, never held much interest for him. He released his first shareware fonts in 1996.
In 2010, he went partially commercial. His first pay font is PR Pointers (2010, an arrows font).
In 2011, he designed the commercial faces PR Mapping and PR Stars.
In 2012, he published PR Arco (arcs for framing curved lines of text, in a style common on Victorian posters and almanac covers) and PR Hydra (a Greek simulation font).
Typefaces from 2013 include PR Snowflakes 01, PR Bramble Wood 1 and 2, PR Valendoodle 01 (Valentine's Day ornaments), PR Swirlies (in series numbered 01 through 06), PR Swirlies Frames, PR HallowDoodles (Halloween dingbats), PR Nouveau Ornaments (art nouveau), PR Viking (a rune simulation face), PR Foxtail 01, PR Foxtail 02, PR Scrolls 03, 04 and 05 (2014), PR Hearts Take Wing 01, PR Mysticon 01 (star dingbats), PR Pointers 01 (arrows), PR Valknut (Norse god symbolism), PR Scrolls, PR Uncial (1998), PR Dim Sum (brush face), PR Columban (a Celtic uncial, named after Irish monk Columbanus), PR Columbian.
Boston-based graphic designer. Creator of the rune simulation font Ragnarok (2012), a display face that uses forms from pagan runes.
Type and graphic designer, b. 1978, Lyon, France. He is artistic director at Crescend'O and is located in Villeurbanne. His typefaces are mostly released at Frank Adebiaye's Velvetyne Type Foundry, which is committed to the Open Source movement---all fonts are free.
In 2011, he created the experimental typefaces Semicir, Hangul and Rotunda. In 2013, he added Victorianna (thin slab serif), Runic, Courrrier (with three r's---a monospaced experimental typewriter face), Process (geometric, experimental), Lment (hipster typeface), Gnaw.
Norwegian graphic designer with a Bachelor of Creative Arts (Graphic Design) from Deakin University, Melbourne, Australia. Based in Tromso and then in Oslo, Sigbjørn Sørensen created these typefaces: Bris (2013, avant-garde), Organs (2013, an organic typeface that was inspired by Dali's paintings), Old Days (2012, a hairline runic simulation typeface).
Karlskrona, Sweden-based designer of the rune simulation typeface Fort Wendy (2014), The Medic (2014), Coco Puff (2014), Maniac (2014: avant garde), Agony (2014: hairline circle-based experimental typeface), Acne (2014), and the hairline sans typeface Galacticastle (2014).
Barcelona-based creator of the counterless hand-printed typefaces Woodcutter Dripping Nightmare (2012) and Woodcutter MMXII (2012).
In 2013, he created Gothic Winter (snow-capped blackletter), Woodcutter Anonymous (ransom note font; +part2, 2014), The Shining (movie scanbats), Woodcutter Optical Army (op-art), Viking Runes Shields, Fresh Blood, Pig Rules, Pole Dance, Music+Party, Asian Food, Deers (sic), Woodcutter Amor de Madre (curly tattoo font), Tattoo Vieja Escuela 1, 2 and 3, Origami (animal dingbats), Vintage Motorcycle Club (scanbats), Vintage Christmas (dingbats), Terry Richardson World (scanbats), Woodcutter Wire Fence, Woodcutter Points (textured face), Made in Spain 4, I Love 80s (dings), Drugs (drug paraphernalia dings), Barber Shop (dingbats), Woodcutter del Reves, Adventure Time, New York New York (1 and 2), Woodcutter Dripping Classic, Woodcutter Tinta China (ink splatter font), Woodcutter Cross, Nightmare on Social Media, Breaking Bad (scanbats), Fight Club (boxing scanbats), Boligrafo (sketched font), Robots, Luxury Brands, Woodcutter Buena Lettra, Barcelona (scanbats), Devoto (religious dingbats), Joker (dingbats), Woodcutter Typewritter (sic), Banksy (scanbats), Made in Spain 1, 2 and 3 (company logos), Animal City (funny dingbats), LSD Junior (a scary alphading font), Woodcutter Army (army stencil), Woodcutter El Día De Todos Los Santos (Mexican dingbats), Woodcutter Summer Shadows, and the monster dingbat face Woodcutter El Dia del Juicio. Still in 2013, he designed Woodcutter Black Square, DaPunk, Woodcutter Pollita Alegre (a penis font), Woodcutter Hungry Pig, and Woodcutter Hand Light.
Typefaces from 2014: Martian Font, Radical Block, Woodcutter Delicada, Bon Appetit, Termica, Kandinsky, Hotel Paradiso, Seven Arts, Street Icons, Militaria (dingbats), Undergramo (poster font), Woodcutter Avispa, Fuego Fatuo, Other Space, Electrica Sals, Woodcutter Dramatica, Cocinitas (cooking dingbats), Bad Mother Fucker, Quentin Tarantino (scanbats), El Extraño, Fine Disorder, Woodcutter BCN Style (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Virus, Efectiva, Mogambo (fat brush), Duck Tape, Warriors, Cutre Glam, Woodcutter Sutill Shadow, Woodcutter Future, Rage, Woodcutter Negative, Manolo, Vegetables, Woodcutter Storm (lightning texture), Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Rustic Heavy Metal, Grass, Virgin Mary (scanbats), Laurus Nobilis (wreaths), Mister Bambu, Woodcutter Barcode, Conquest, Multimedia Icons, Preschool, Cursors, Woodcutter Kaos, Woodcutter Lines, Ukraine (constructivist), Meccano, Woodcutter Simple Font, Crux (crucifixes), Dolores (3d), Eyes, MoneyMoneyMoney, Made in Spain 5, Barcelona Mon Amour, New Society (a 3d shadow face), Federico (a hand-printed shadow typeface), Aranea (spider dings), Fifth Avenue (art deco), Beware of Pitbull, Dictators (scanbats), Woodcutter Vintage Cartoon, The American (textured face), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Apple Japanese Keyboard, Vintage Classics Disney, Carnage College (blood splatter font), Vintage Porn (scanbats), Woodcutter Fontana (textured caps), Woodcutter Mixed Icons, Woodcutter Jet Set, Woodcutter Gothic Drama (blackletter), Woodcutter Relieve, Mixed Icons Vol. 1, Woodcutter Electric, Woodcutter Cloth, Street Style (graffiti font), Gothic Punk, Human Body Parts, Dirty Harry, Woodcutter Fine Sketch, Woodcutter Invisible, Miley Cyrus (scanbats), Old Guard, Circus and Fair, Comic Cover, Woodcutter Gigantismo, Clockwork Orange (scanbats).