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Ransom note fonts
Designer of grungy or hand-printed typefaces in 2014: Pepperoni Pizza, French Fries Apocalypse, Motherland (a grungy Cyrillic simulation typeface), Silent Broadcast (grunge), Undertaker, Soldier of the Dark, Oh My Oh La La yeah, One Two Mustard, Destroy the Enemy.
In 2015, he made Against Modern Football, Walter Goes to America, The Day is My Enemy (tape font), Bring Me The Gummy Bears (ransom note font).
In 2017, he/she designed Naughty Scratch.
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Creator of the ransom note / Plakat font New York Statement (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Adult Human Male
Adult Human Male is the type foundry of Malaysian designer Alex Hy, who is located in Berlin or Ireland. His Twitter account says that he is New York, Paris and Coolock. His Dafont account calls him Irish. Whatever. Alex has two aspects, a commercial one, expressed in his commercial foundry Adult Human Male, and a free one via his Squack site on Dafont.
The commercial Alex created the grunge stencil typeface Butterworth (2011), the hand-drawn Teksi (2011), the monoline squarish family Ebdus (2011), Valis (2011, futuristic), and the thin avant garde monoline typeface New Slang (2011). Gordito (2011) is a graffiti style bubble font that says Smurf.
In 2012, Alex published the poster caps typeface Areaman, Stink Lines (multilined typeface) and Penang (art deco signage typeface seen on Penang by the creator). Straights Light is a beautiful pair of bilined all caps typefaces. Dale Kids is a children's book typeface. Hokkien (2012) is an art deco typeface with Chinese influences. Mister Mustard is a chubby rounded art deco typeface. Barkley (2012) is a textured caps typeface with a chalk board feel. Liner Notes (2012) is a bilined hand-drawn typeface. Bartleby (2012) is a hand-drawn all caps display font.
The free font foundry Squack has the hand-printed typefaces Barker Allcaps (2012), Scrapist (2012, sketched), Billy Boy (2011, 3d), Quito Chicken (2011, 3d), Fred Wild West (2011, a grungy western face), Coolock Black (2011), Zapftig (2011), Ringworm (2011), Suicide Draft (2011), National Granite (2011, a 3d stone chisel face), Whiskey Fingers (2010), Wank Hands (2010) and Middle Man (2010), and the irregular typefaces Zapftig (2011), Shock Corridor, Pollo Asado, Middle Woman, Ghost Words, Late Puberty, Parrannoyed (2010, ransom note face), the hairline typeface Rexic (2011), Black Grapes (2012), Chump (2012, hand-printed capitals), Areman OT (2012), and the grungy Skidmarks (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Salas (a chunky cartoon face), Rabid (a crayon font), Strokin (a great brush face---part charcoal part paint strokes), Bevel Hands, Bunk (a layered beveled type system absed on a monoline fat rounded sans, Bunk Base 2), Spengler (inline face), Vastra (Bauhaus style, organic), Swingers (curly and cartoonish), Chump Change, Treves Sans (crayon face), Quincey (2017).
We read that the fonts are designed by EircomTest. Aka Squack, MiddleMan and Alex H.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Twitter link.
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Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create a ransom note font called HEHE XD. [Google] [More] ⦿
Serbian designer of the ransom note font Threatening Letter (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer who used FontStruct in 2008 to create the ransom note font Stalker. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Los Angeles who created a grungy ransom note font in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include Gothickella (2017, blackletter), Sailorette Tattoo (2015), Elkwood (2014, sans), Snowinter (2014, sans), Rebel Pixy (2014, tattoo script), Pride of the Young (2014, hipster style), Scribblet (2014), Tall & Slim (2014, a great tall-legged poster typeface), Tribal Threat (2014), Boldenstein (2014), Fireflies (2014), Rio Frescata (2014, curly), Alpaca Scarlett (2014), Alpaca Solidify (2014), Vanity Script (2014: a vampire script), SC Gretchin and Timmy (2013), Fun In The Jungle (2013), Pixelic War (2013), A Glitch In Time (2013), Giraffe And Co (2013, an African-themed typeface), Chameleon Dreams (2013: a fantastic wacky party typeface), Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011), Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Anke van der Meer
Kharkiv, Ukraine-based graphic designer and illustrator. She made the art deco ransom note font Broom (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Apply Design Group
German foundry (est. 1989) based in Hannover and run by Thomas Sokolowski, selling mainly display fonts. Thomas made standard ransom note fonts such as Mystery EF Mixed (1990). He also designed about ten clean old typewriter fonts such as Old Typewriter EF Regular, 1990. Other fonts include the ultra-thin Spirit EF, Imprimeur Classique (1989, a computer modern face), Scripture (1990, handwriting).
Sokolowski founded Apply Design Group in Hanover, Germany, in 1989. Apply Design Typeface Library. Overview.
Fonts and designers: DNA (by Steven Boss), CasaSeraSera (by Yanek Iontef), Nurse Ratchet (by Don Synstelien), Thordis, Amoebia (by Jens Gehlhaar), Aspera (by Harald Oehlerking), Bastard (1995, Ansgar Knipschild), BigDots (1993, Andreas Klimek-Falke), Birds (Manfred Klein), Blindfish (1992, Jens Gehlhaar), BodoniRough (1998, Thomas Sokolowski), FuturRough, GaramondRough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Rohrfeder-Rough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Bumpers, Casc Seta, Coltrane, Concept One, Concept Two, Cornwall, DamnedDingbats, DeconStruct, Electrobazar, Elside, EthnoFont, Fuzzy (1998, Jonas Gonell), Gagamond (1993, Jens Gehlhaar), Grind (1994, Ansgar Knipschild), Hansel (Catinka Keul, children's handwriting), Homeboyz (1994, Oliver Hoffmann), ImprimeurClassique (a didone font, 1993, Thomas Sokolowski), Indian Summer, Las Bonitas (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), MarieLuise (1994, Dietmar Schmidt), MedLed, Merz (1993, Thomas Sokolowski: not clear idf this is supposed to be a dada typeface), Monterrey (1993, Thomas Sokolowski), MoreKaputt, Mex (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Mystery (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Old Typewriter (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Tierfreund, Thing (1993, Mathias Maassen-Pohlen), Paccer, Rio (1994, Alfred Smeets), Scripture, Spirit, Steelplate, Truck, Uhura (1993, Ansgar Knipschild), Xtronic (1995, Thomas Sokolowski), Tokay, ScreamHot, scanneZ, Fanatique, Euredice, and WhyNot. Great web presentation, and complete character sets. In grunge, Concept is as good as they come, for example.
The company also sells a CD with erotic icons. CD ROM called "typografica" with high quality display fonts in PostScript. List of fonts. Fonts sold by Faces. Other type designers: Manfred Klein, Alexander Koch, Carlo Krüger, Antje Wolf.
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Designer from Osh, Kyrgyzstan, who made the fun ransom note typeface Puchakhon (2011), Puchakhon Hypnosis (2011, + dingbats), the texture typeface Puchakhon Rain (2011), the sketch typeface Pucha Dawn (2011), the halftone texture typeface Puchakhon Magnifier3 (2011), and the dusty texture typeface Pucha Smoke Telegraph (2011). Aka Fine Line Progressive Decorating Band. [Google] [More] ⦿
French designer of these free typefaces that can be downloaded at Dafont:
American creator of the ransom-note inspired Test (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Brenden C. Roemich
Designer in 2008 at FontStruct of Bubble Lab KL (dingbats), Holey Guacamole, Jigsaw2, Antsy (alphading), Woodcut, Worms, Jigsaw, Ransom Note, and Seeing Double. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design studio in Belleville, IL. Dafont link, where one can download the free handprinting outline font Father Nelson (2007) made by Keith Whetstone, as well as the dingbat typeface Textbook Math (2007), based on illustrations found in First Year in Number, a children's math book from 1912, and Wet Plate (2007). Wilderness (2007) and Maudlin Sketch (2008) are grunge typefaces. Anonymous Clippings (2008) is a ransom note font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chank Fonts (or: Chank Store, or: Chank Diesel))
Born in Edmonton in 1969, Chank works out of the north-east corner of Minneapolis. Chank Diesel is a famous and prolific designer, type designer, busy-body and mentor. His Chank Foundry in Minnesota was started in 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel is Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere. Chank Fonts was run with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his typefaces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost.
Chank became a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.
A partial list of his typefaces:
At Ascender: the mostly hand-printed typefaces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge).
Chank also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers.
Dafont link. I Love Typography link. Behance link. Klingspor link.
Charles R. Anderson
Chequered Ink (est. 2015) is a two-man design studio consisting of Daniel Johnston (b. 1993) and Allison James (b. 1991; Allison is a reincarnation of Andrew McCluskey). Their business is based in Bath, England but they currently reside in Newport, Wales. Before 2015, Andrew McCluskey operated as NAL Games. That font collection was merged with Chequered Ink. As of early 2019, they designed 912 fonts, virtually all downloadable at Fontspace. For detailed attributions, we have:
Typefaces from 2015, mostly made with FontStruct: Heartbeat Synchronicity, Sawchain, Man Flu, Ace Adventure, Disco Nectar, Hex Girlfriend, Future Now, Lycra, Rygarde (pixel font), Empire Straight (avant garde caps), Kitty Katastrophe, Gang Wolfik Craze, O.K.Retro, Xxrdcore, the blocky sans serif Horticulture, the modular angular Heartbreaker, Ninja Thing, Fort Brewith, Urgently, Baxter's Slab (heavy octagonal style), Lady Radical (pixel font), Provisionary, Quickfyr, Vermin Vore, Even Stevens.
Typefaces from 2016: Sportscream, Assvssin, Brandsom (ransom note font), BromineCocktail, DestinationMercury, Eviscera, Halloween*Heresy, IReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyReallyLikeFonts, Viadukt, Yetimology, Indocorno, Overdose Sunrise (dry brush), Happy Talk, Camaraderie, Death Hector (sci-fi), Scones And Crossbows, Casual Softcore, Notepads & Roleplay, Order in Chaos, Stencil of Destiny, ViceVersus, Magenta Flow, Prick Habit, Go Faster, BlackboardRovers, Caperput, Chavelite, Lovecraftimus, RawhideRaw2016, SmackLaidethDown2016, SmackLaidethDown2016Oblique, Pelode, The Nineties Called They Want Their Font Back, You Can't Kill Old School, Thoroughbred, Card Shark, Sheeping Dogs, Zen Monolith, The Joy Facade, Cerulean Nights, Pounds of Violence, Altered Quest (octagonal), Thrash Decision (dripping paint font), Afroed Dizzy Yak (handcrafted style), Circulus (octagonal style), 53 Dollars and 92 Cents, Endless Boss Battle (pixel font), Guest Circus Paradiso, Niagaraphobia (sans), Noseblood (squarish italic), Shake Your Plums, The Light Brigade (trekkie font), Beautiful Heartbeat (handcrafted), Poisoned Paradigm (dripping paint font), Development Hell (modular), Energetic Star (stencil), Men Down (display or poster type), Apple Korea (Hangul emulation typeface), Zdyk Capricorn, CQ Mono (a rounded monoline monospaced sans programming font), Pyrsing, Executionist, Mono a Mano (pixel typeface), Toxico, Swiggity (hexagonal), Mono a Mano (pixel font), Dissolved Exchange, Thundercover, Hors d'oeuvres The Garter, Distortion Dos Digital, Acetate, Arcapulse, ChelseaSmile, Headshots, Here&NotFound, IregulaTo, Japers, MidnightsontheShore, RallyBlade, Sothin (a great ultra-condensed squarish typeface), VerminVibes4Helium, 6Cells, DistortionDosAnalogue, SpotMonkey, Summoners, UnderwearProtest (Piano key style), VerminVibes4, Shapeshifters, Puerto Magnifico (Mexican party style font), Zdyk Gemini (intergalactic font), Bones To Your Generic Script Font, Breathe Fire (medieval style), Escalatio (hipster style), Pocket Monka (beatnik style), Jack Frost, Hiruleon, Cfour, CrystalCathedral, DigitalDust (LED font), DotLirium, Griefmachine, KillerCollege, OfMaidsandMen (oriental emulation typeface), Red Dragons, Grimeplex, Iron Amore, Twizzled, ZedSaid, Vermin Vibes, Major League Duty (military stencil), Moist (dripping paint font), Wondertribute, Of the Blue Colour of her Eyes, Anastasia (script).
Typefaces from 2017: Technoma (rounded sans), Gothiqua, Tune Up De Ting, Diary of an 8-bit mage, Night Machine, The Wastes of Space, Nuernberg Messe, Torque Sense, Crevice Stencil, Glitch Slop, Balloonatic, Typist's Pseudonym, Flob Out A Bork, Tumbling Down (grungy), Onomber, Have a Banana (angular style), Not The Far East (oriental simulation font), Electric Shocker, Lady Radical 2 (pixel), AmidVerrion, Basilisk, Beillingsday, Butcher the Baker (a gory brush), CQ-Full-Stretch, Chillit, Diagon, Durmstrong, Embryonoid, Gravedigger, Gridget (gridded), Gridlocked, Hannover-Messe-Sans, Hannover-Messe-Serif (pixel), Ineptic, I Shot the Serif, JesusFrank, Messe Muenchen (slab serif), Ode-to-Idle-Gaming, Punishment (grungy stencil), Rumutocu (squarish), Slitter, Slim Stradiva, Supercarver, Technoma, VitruvianMan, VoiceInMyHead, Riemann Theatre (art deco), The Messenger, Revengeance, Pimlico, North to South, Qui Finn, Oganesson, Xmas Sweater Stitch, Tinsel Christmas, Inky Thin Pixels, Saint Knick Knack, Cookie Cutter Culture, Talking Baseball, Balls of Bastille, Vegan Abattoir, Oxen Crossbow, Thumbs Down, Enter the Harbinger, Im Not Like Most Fonts, We Used To Be Friends, Trendgetter, Strings Theory, Carnival trash, The Life of Flight, Sci Auralieph (rounded sci-fi style), Foreplayer, Pixel or GTFO, Block Stock, Unability, Swore Games (military stencil), Clintwood (Western, spurred), Floral Compass, Skull and Void, Weymouth Ribbon (7 pixel font), Four Mad Dogs, Blaize, Chisholm Heliport, ConfettiWestern, EdgyMarker, Ganymedian, Klein Bottle, LeipzigerMesse, LifeInTheFastLane, Messe-Duesseldorf, MilestoneOutline, Oilrig, QueenofClubs, Peking Assignment, Racetrack-Stencil (trilined typeface), RodentRage, Spoopy Ghost Pixels, SquareRaising, Whisperer, ZdykLibra, Equalize (sci-fi), Helicopta (sci-fi), Saveloy, Hangar Nine, Robo Arriba (a font with Mexican-patterned texture), Clutching Toth, Freestyling Centipede, Idiot Stax, Lorra Lorra Dates (an image font simulated on FontStruct), Rampant, Typingrad (constructivist), Lovesauce (squarish), Scaremonger, Happy Accidents, Aztechno (Mexican Aztec culture emulation typeface), BeastofRage, ComicKhazi, DaisyRoots, DogRough (ink splatter font), Drowsy, FrankfurtMesse-Serif, FrankfurtMesse-Wide, FrontPageSupplement, HipsterHandGrenade, MerrimentHelicopter, OffspringRemorse, PlacktheHanet, RevolutionWillBeHypnotised, SomersetBarnyard, Almond Rocks, Gridking, Rollcage (circle-themed sans), Satire, Some Kinda Madness, Blackletter Buffoonery, Toe the Lineless, Merriment Helicopter, Revolution Will Be Hypnotised, Long Haired Freaky People, Sui Coward, Pirates of Cydonia, Old School Adventures (pixel style), Mersey Cowboy, Disco Everyday Value, Koln Messe-Deutz, Stress Genesis, Vermin Vibesy, Madness Hyperactive, Nebulous Content, Toe The Line, Chunky Felt, Madness Hyperactive, Member Kinglify, Bristol and Bath, Dirty Princess, Modern Bohemian, Chocolate Cavalcade, Capital Clickbait, Frogotype, Ipscrik, Front Page Supplement, Sex Drugs and Fidget Spinners, Pickle Pushing, Thickedy Grunge (crayon font), Knockout Grunge, League of Extraordinary Justice, Thickedy Quick, Avenged for Yourself, Zoon Hoot, Ambidextrose, Thinly Handled, Sketchit Means Sketchit, Return of the Grid, Fierce Brosnan, Chubby Thumbs, Pseudonumb, West End Knights, Cybercrime 2004, Reflecques, Death Knell, Fake News, Zealousy, Aquamarina (rounded sans), Amateur Camcorder, Mighty Squidge, Track & Shield (multilined), Wander Z, Gardenfreude, The Wild Breath of Zelda, Effective Power, Techno Agony, LED Specimen (textured), Projectionist, Splinter Wonderland, Shiny Eyes, Uncopyrightable, Hallowed Grad, Peace and Equality, Steriliser (heavy sans), Electro Shackle, Castforce (titling sans), Butterfly Reflect.
Typefaces from 2018: January Fair, Scared of the Unknown, Teddy Bears, Wicked Jumps, Enter The Grid 2, Chump Change, Take Me Out, Breathe Fire II, Toon Around, Tabloid Scuzzball, The Jjester, Play Pretend, A Friend In Deed, Girlesque, Bumblebear, Joyful Theatre, Snow Deep, Car Lock, Digital Display (an LED font), Game Played, Seldom Scene, The Shape Of Things, Candy Beans, Internal Rainbows, Pride Thusly, Armwarmer, Futuristic Armour, Refresher (dry brush), Brick Shapers, Frostbite Boss, Armed and Traitorous (a rough-edged stencil typeface), Ambystoma Mexixana, The Slug and Lion, Gourmet Hearth, Virtu, Star Doors, Winter Spice Cake, Canvas Bags, Shocking Headline, Tiny Islanders (pixel font), Yumi, Nobody Talks, Finished Sympathy (white on black), One Slice, Somerton Dense, Sunday Afternoon, Close & Open, Another Flight, Kuiper Belt, Platonica, Smoother, Ladders, Cold Warm, Name Smile, Shepherdy, Friend Head, Kevlar Underwear, Scrambled Tofu, Dillydallier, Joy Kim, Office Square, You've Gotta Point, District Four, Scare Arms (grunge), 22 September, Alimony, Xmas Fairy Lights, Segreteria, Leg Hug, Coded Message, Madeleina Sans, Trample Over Beauty, Emerald Grey, Fine Allie, Bottled It, Glee Finder, Pill Anthropic, Achtung! Polizei, Say the Words, Outcome, First In Line, Brain Wants, Green Strand, Die Grinsekatze, Eight Bit Dragon (a pixel typeface), KreepTown, Loudhailer, Progesterone, Insomniax, Quick Fuse, Rowdy Space Pirates, Oestrogen, Whisper Quiet, Zosilla, Construction Lines, Construction Lines, Juxtaposer, Tommi, Under The Weather, Xero's Punishment, Betryal of Mind, Rustic Love Tattoo, Younger Love (heavy octagonal typeface), Gossamer Girls (a pixel font), Dispence, Time Won, Blessings of Babylon, Requires Moonshine, Stroud, Hot Bleb, Nightmare Codehack, Manilla Cellos, Teeny Tiny Pixls, Ava Meridian, Wonders of the Orient, Float The Boat, Cute Zealand, Super Renewables, Lean Foreword, Mister Fisher, Love Nature, Exposure Salary, A Goblin Appears (pixel type), Project H, There Must Be, Charlestoning, Sportsquake, Violet Wasteland (dry brush), Clubbed to Life (sans), Moonwalk Miss, Best Tease, Reach The End (art deco), Slalom, A Grazing Mace, Boomer Tantrum, Disarmer (military stencil), Hell Underwater, Carnival Centenary (Tuscan), Mahalo Brother, Glue Gun, Tyrannothesaurus, Casanova Scotia, Fatherland Faker, Daughter Of A Glitch, Sparkles, Europhonic, Betelgeuze, Goregeous, Supermarketed, All The Way To The Sun, Russia Five, Soccer Scoreboard, Cinqcent, Megan June, Big Old Boldy, 501, Earthshattering, Sheeping Cats, Thousandyard, Closet Dwellers, Clicky Bricks, Painter Decorator, The 27 Club, Adventure ReQuest, Miamagon, Nineteen Ninety Seven, Vermin Verile, Great Attraction, Great Attraction, Zirconia, Oh Beehive (hexagonal), Gofuyo (experimental geometric sans), Wideboy, Im Spiegelland, Battenberg and Custard, Bugfast, Robotic Harlequin, Scouser Ste, Blend Her, Ancient Venusian, Sivereign State (constructivist), Daily Mix 3, Brushstroke Horror, Hellgrazer, Corporation Games (sci-fi), Pride Cometh (dry brush), Squirk (stone cut), Mecklabecka (octagonal), Nineteen Ninety Three (pixel), Dominian (octagonal), Perfectly Together, Super Comic, Nrvsbrkdwn, Bottom Brazil, Don't Delay Act Now, Nu Home, Just My Type, techno at Dusk, Starbirl, Hate Agent, Fool's errand, Bullet Rain, Orchestra of Strings, One Pill Makes You Larger, Interlewd, Fandomonium, Ball Bearing, Jamboree, Hot Thin Roof, No Added Sugar, X Termination, Real Fun Time, Der Neue Spargel, Nineteen Eight Seven (pixel), Bittypix Countdown, Nineteen Ninety Six, Fasterisq, Peekavous, Modest Felt, Im Wunderland, Megarok, Sunk Foal Brother, Skydiver, Chasing Rabbits, Background Noise, Viridian College, Sacred Hertz, Sawyers Whitewash, Brittle, Cupcake Smiles, Machine Gunk, Dubspikes, Onslaughter, Eyes Wide Suicide, Boatycabiners, All Square Now (pixel), Hawking Bowen (octagonal), Style Thief, Tagon (octagonal), Withheld Data (LED font), Dubstep Blackletter, Pixabubble, Hopelelessly in Lurve, Springtime Daydream, Techno Til Dawn, Fluid Lighter, Rush Rush (stencil), Incompetent Landlord, Danger on the Motorway (dot matrix), Hippopotamus Apocalypse (hexagonal), Homunculus, Bittypix Monospace (pixel font), Unicorn Scribbles, Rockout, Truly Madly Dpad, Tincture, Virtual Pet Sans (dot matrix font), How Are You Today (ultra-condensed), Juicebox, Chemical Superior, Organic Teabags, Broadsheet Bubble, Document Two, Slope Opera, Blockbrokers, Off The Haze, Gang Wolfik, Gnorts Mr A, Radiator Falls, Take Me On, Cyberspace Raceway, Rocket Rinder, May We, The Citadels, Life Is Okay, Astrolab, Simple Stitch, Feeding A Moment, Gooseberry Juice, Namso, Rabbit Fire, Texas Drop, Short Xurkit, Maiden Crimes, Hysterix, Introducing Pretentiousness, Lullaby Weight, Slumbers Weight, Vampires, Veal Nerve (a neurotic typeface), Be Kind To Earth, Aardvark Sk8, Ancient Modern Tales (blackletter), Spider Talent (Halloween font), Pooch Doo, Plan G, Rhapsodies (art deco), Lab Pulsar (sci-fi), Hamburg Messe (blackletter), Xide, Scrawling Pad, Bun Ting, Speedeasy, Itty Bity Notebook.
Typefaces from 2019: Hindsight 2020, Provicali, Go Everywhere, Smack Laideth Down 2019, China Fad, Monster Twenty, Into Deep (sci-fi), Mandatory Plaything, Galaxy Girl, San Marino Beach (a shadowed font), Acorn Caravan (a rounded sans stencil), Hairy Beard, Phonograph, Sterelict (futuristic), Egosurf, Bankruptcy, Wayfarer's Toy Box (a pixel font), Fox Cavalier, Heartisan, Modular Amplitude (heavy octagonal, Dolphin with a Massive Shotgun (a glitch font), Jasmine Laslo, Earth Spirit, Nemesis Grant, Daily Mix 4 (an all caps blackboard bold typeface), Uplifting, Ministry of Moron (a heavy sans), Extinction Event, Cut Deep, Q For The Memories, Wozcott, Super Legend Boy (pixelish), Chopsic, Lesotho Beach (octagonal), Illiead, Ten Pin, Isite, Motorstrike, Hwyl Fawr Hello, Undersided, Shut Up and Love Me (shaky letters), Terminal Day, I Am A Designer, Born to Grille (a semi-stencil), Amuse-Bouche, Die Frau, Err Hostess (octagonal), Cthulhu's Calling, Fresh Eaters, Gamma Orionis, Greatsby Gat, Hands Oversaturation (sans), Joy Multiplication, Kotoba, Midnight Champion (an extra tall sans), She Smiles, Read Wharf, Ohno (poster sans), Prodigy Forever (a blood and paint splatter font), Questrian 2 (sans), Nau Sea (squarish), The Macabre, Long Fox, Roll Accurate (stencil), Princess Saves You (pixel font), Clone Machine, Cyberpunk Sealion, Misery Garment, Klimaschutz, Space Obsessed, Serpentire, Squidgy Sweets (fat rounded sans), Yokelvision (fat letters), Coral Colour, None Away From The Moon (counterless), Squidgy Sweets, Yokelvision, Coral Colour, None Away from the Moon, Robot Roc, Figure Things, Gaeilge Kids, FoughtKnight Haymaker, Medical Shape, Revenant (octagonal), Pinch My Ride, Dire Gramme, Assembled from Scratch, Premier 2019 (squarish).
Typefaces from 2020: Hardigan (a titling sans), Petrichor Sublimey, Bardolatry, Star Trebek, Fast Hand (sci-fi), Bonk Robbers, Neuterous, Demoness, Lucid Streams (sci-fi), Fosterama (an elliptical sans), Woman, Shock Mint Fund (octagonal), Milletun (an all caps slab serif), Mille, Vudotronic, Elder Head, Dead Revolution, Charge Off, Asleepytiming, Questrian3, SplendidConfusion, XXIX, Septacharge, Dark Seed, Hawkeye, Dustfine, We Are Survivors, Be A St, Computo Monospace, Dealer Strikes, Zdyk Virgo, Bathrind, Honk, Revamped, Clease Plap, Zdyk Cancer, Cyberway Riders, Memorial Lane, Doubleplus, Ominus (italic), Army Buster (stencil), Tudor Victors (a grungy stencil), Romantic Chemicals, Migraine Machine, Warhead (constructivist), X-Heighting.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Copenhagen, b. 1979. At Dafont, one can download his techno typeface Street Movement (2011) and the ransom note font Gadetyper (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Baton Rouge, LA-based designer (b. 1988) of Watchers (2014), OCD Narrow (2014: OCD stads for obsessive compulsive syndrom), and Sex Pistols (2007, grunge sans ransom note face).
Typefaces from 2020: Villain (hand-drawn, perhaps for Halloween).
Typefaces from 2021: Blackleather (a blackletter typeface), Cathedral Display (all caps, with gothic church shapes). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
The CorelDraw dingbats can be found in many places. The fonts: Animals-1, Animals-2, Arrows1, Arrows2, Awards, Balloons, Borders1, Borders2, Buildings, Bullets1, Bullets2, Bullets3, Bullets-4(Japanese), Bullets-5(Korean), Business&Government, Borders1, Borders2, Boxes, Charting, Clocks, CommonBullets, Computers, Chinese-Generic1, Electronics, Festive, Food, Furniture, GeographicSymbolsNormal, Household, Hygiene, HomePlanning, HomePlanning2, Japanese-Generic1, Kidnap, Korean-Generic1, Landmarks, LandscapePlanning, Medicine, Military, MilitaryID, MorseCode, Music, MusicalSymbolsNormal, NauticalFlags, OfficePlanning, People, Plants, Science, Semaphore, Signs, Space, SportsFigures, Sports&Hobbies, Stars1, Stars2, SymbolProportionalBT-Regular, Shapes1. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made the ransom note font Jack Mcevoy (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Western Australian creator (b. 1989) of the grunge handwriting typeface Twisted (2006). He also made DysfunctionComic (2005) and Otherman (2006, ransom note face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontscape uses ransom note (collage) fonts for its dadaist category: Alta California (Monotype), P22 Dada. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dan M. Zadorozny
Dan X. Solo
New York City-based student creator of a mechanical ransom font, Broken Angel (2013), and of an untitled ornamental typeface (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer from Guatemala City (b. 1984). Creator of Contipopgua (2009), a ransom note font. Home page. Fontsy link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Belgian designer, b. 1987. He made the handwriting font King Dirt Royal (2009), Fantasta (2009), the ransom note font Krooked (2009, Fontcapture), Officer Down (2009, grungy; Fontcapture), the hand-printed Something Olde (2009, Fontcapture), the children's hand Not Really (2009, Fontcapture), the printed outline typeface Whypo (2009, Fontcapture), the counterless fat typeface Comic Dandy (2009), and the grungy Parents Suck (2009, Fontcapture). He lives in Hoeselt. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dhendiawan Dwiatma (Dhendi Poseidon) is a Solo-based Indonesian designer, b. 1991. Creator of Say Something (2009, counterless hand-printed display face), Cat Basah Kental (2009, paint drip font), zigzagzeg (2009, angular, as in an angry comic book style), Lines Of Life (2009), Balok-Balok (2009, 3d face), the paper cutout font Antidotes (2008) and the splashy Mad Bubbles (2008). His fonts Mad Bubbles, Cat Basah Kental (paint drip face) and Lines Of Life were made with the help of FontStruct. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Budapest, Hungary-based designer of the native Indian emulation typeface Navajo Valley (2019) and a ransom note font in 2019. [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital Graphic Labs
Brenden C. Roemich's Winnipeg-based foundry. They sold fonts at 10 to 20 USD a shot, but made them free starting in 2003, when they quit the font foundry business. The entire collection, mostly dated 1998: ALSScript (knock-off of Shelley Script Andante by Matthew Carter), Aberration, AngleterreBook, Aramis, AramisItalic, ChanceryCursive, Dichotomy, Eddie, EnterSansmanBold (heavy serious sans), EnterSansmanBoldItalic, FLWScript, Fanzine (ransom note face), GlassHouses, Gunmetal, ILSScript, Incite, KellsUncialBold, KellsUncialBold, LDSScriptItalic, MICREncoding, Misbehavin', NinePin, NobilityCasual, Overmuch (fat rounded), PinchDrunk, Protestant, PunchDrunk, RamseyFoundationalBold, RocketPropelled, SNCScriptItalic (a knock-off of Nuptial Script), ShagadelicBold (psychedelic), Spirit, StaticAgeFineTuning, StaticAgeHorizontalHold (textured like a bad TV signal), Symbolix, TempsNouveau, TitleWave, TypeWrong-Smudged-Bold, VinylTile, VulgarDisplay, Whimzee, WhizKid, alsscripttrial, bitwise (LED face), holyunion, overmuchtrial.
Direct download. Dafont link. Fontspace link.
Local download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Amsterdam. Behance link. Creator of Amsterdam Type Alphabet (2010, a ransom note font). [Google] [More] ⦿
A type project in 2021 in which 308 designers from 54 countries designed a ransom note style typeface called Diversity, to celebrate World Diversity Day. The project does not go far enough, but it is a start. They should ask people to stop voting for anti-immigration, nationalist and racist governments, to support the abolition of borders and visas, to burn their own country flags, and to ask their leaders to halt any support for divisive events (like the Olympics) and organizations (religions, sects and hate groups). [Google] [More] ⦿
Divide by Zero (or: DBZ Fonts)
Divide by Zero (or: DBZ Fonts) has about 100 fun freeware TrueType fonts by Tom Murphy from Hamden, CT. Direct downloads. All the fonts in one zip. The fonts, made between 1993 and 2005: 32768NO, 7hours, ActionJackson, Angstrom, AntelopeH, AntimonyBlue, BoringBoron, CODON, ColophonDBZ, ConventionalWisdom, CosineKatie, Davis, Dissonant-Fractured, DoctorAzul, Donner, DouglasAdamsHand, Dysprosium, Epilog, Faraday, Fresnel, GaussJordan, Geodesic, Germs, GreenwichMeanTime, GuildofProfessionalActors, HockeyisLif, HockeyisLif, HydrogenScore, Initial, Isuckatgolf, Levity, Lexographer, Linear, MayQueen, MelanieGirly, MetaLanguage, MusicDBZ, NaturalLog, NonBlockingSocket, NullPointer, OPTICBOT, OneConstant, PROGBOT, Pinball-Data, PotassiumScandal, Prefix, Proteron, Ransom, RealBttsoief, Resurgence, RobotTeacher, Secret-Labs, SignalToNoise, Snootorgpixel10, Submerged, Technetium, Tetanus, ThisBoringParty, Toast, Tom's-Handwriting, Tom's-NewRoman, Tombats-One, Tombats6, Tombats7, TombatsFour, TombatsSmilies, TombatsThree, Tombots, TommysFirstAlphabet, TomsHeadache, Tuesday, Two-TurtleDoves, Valium, WolvesLower, Yikatu, ZincBoomerang.
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Darcy Baldwin (DJBFontography) is the Texas-based designer of these handwriting typefaces in 2007: DJBABITOFFLAIRE, DJBADEE1, DJBAMANDAG, DJBANGELA, DJBANNALISE, DJBANNETTEscript, DJBCHERE, DJBCHRISTINEC, DJBCINDA, DJBCINDAs, DJBDAWN, DJBDOODLEDOO, DJBELIZABETHK, DJBELKE1, DJBEMILYS, DJBEuroscript, DJBGINAE, DJBGISELLA, DJBJANELLE, DJBJANINE, DJBJENB2, DJBJENNA, DJBJENNIFER, DJBJENNIFERscript1, DJBJOAN, DJBJOYscript, DJBKATHERINE, DJBKATRINE, DJBKEELYB, DJBKEELYBscript, DJBKELLEY, DJBKENNAscript, DJBKIRA, DJBLINDSE1, DJBLINDY, DJBLIZ, DJBLORRAINE1, DJBMANDY, DJBMEGAN, DJBMETA2, DJBMISH, DJBMichael, DJBPOOKIEDOO, DJBRITA2, DJBSOFEE1, DJBTABITHAscript, DJBWENDY, DJBWENDYPscript, DJBWRITESALOT. In 2008, she made DJB Treasure Hunt, DJB Curlie Wurlie, DJB 2Cute4U, DJB Heart of Dixi. Fonts made in 2009: DJB For Annie, DJB Sloppy Joe.
In 2011, she made DJB C Lyle Run, DJB Blueprint, DJB Crazy Goofy Cool, and DJB Cassandra.
Typefaces designed in 2012: DJB Play Misty For Me (made in conjunction with Misty Cato), Bean Pole, DJB Liz, DJB Worn at the knees, DJB Cris Script, DJB Doodle Beans, DJB Squirly Q, DJB Jacked Up Kinda Luv, DJB Lena, DJB Pookiedoo, DJB Geeks Who Wear Glasses, DJB Brewhaus Special, DJB Emily's Garden (curly alphabet, co-designed with Lauren Grier), DJB Room Mother Script, Lucy Lu.
In 2013, Darcy published the outline typeface Just an Outty (made together with Lauren Grier), the curly swirly DJB Swirl Me Around (made in conjunction with Shawna Clingerman), and the hand-printed DJB Boyfriend Jeans.
In 2014, she made DJB Tweenybopper, DJB Holly Serif, DJB Chalk It Up, DJB Angel Baby, Upstairs at the Abbey (blackboard bold), Scruffy Angel, This Font Is Empty, All Cool Chicks, DJB Me and My Office, DJB Holly Serif, DJB Tweenybopper, DJB Angel Baby, DJB Holly Jolly, DJB All The Cool Chicks, DJB Doodle Beans, DJB Bad Stamp Job, DJB 2 Cute 4 U, DJB A Bit if Flaire, DJB I'm No Wizard, DJB Annalise The Bold, DJB This is my life, DJB This Font is Bold, DJB Holly Berry Wonderland, DJB Baby Bump, DJB Upstairs Downstairs, DJB Coffee Shoppe (Venti, Buzzed, Espresso), DJB Holly Enchanted, DJB Dear St. Nick, DJB Color Me Chic, DJB Coffee Shoppe Buzzed, DJB A Bit of Flaire, DJB Sarah Prints, DJB Monkey Scratches (scratched, sketched typeface), DJB This Font Is Worn, DJB Vintage Find Stamped (with Jennifer Barrette), DJB This Font Is Bold, DJB This Font Is Stressed, DJB This Font Is Empty, DJB Werecow of Danville, DJB Geordie Girl, DJB Fancy Nancy, DJB Fizza Wizza Wowza, DJB What A Babe, DJB Chubby Muffins, DJB Rubia's Tiny Print, DJB Chicken Scratchez, DJB High Zombie, DJB Holly Enchanted, DJB Coffeeshoppeespresso, DJBHeatherG, DJBZoraPrints, DJB Belly Button Outtie, DJB Skritch Skratch, DJB It's Full of Stars, DJB It's Full of Dots, DJB Doodle E Doo, DJB Mess in My Head, DJB Miss Liz, DJB About A Boy, DJB This Moment, DJB Danielle 2.0, DJB Merry, DJB BellyButton-Innie, DJB I Love A Ginger, Hand Stitched, Hand Penned, Baby Bump, Rubia Tuesday, DJB Bailey, DJB Emphatic, DJB You make Me Blush, DJB Doodled Bits, DJB Hunky Chunk, DJB Bad Stamp Job 1 (2), DJB In Such A Rush, DJB Sheldon's Girlfriend, DJB Uncertain Tense, DJB Holly Jolly B'Golly (a great poster typeface), DJB Lemon Head (hand-drawn), My Boyfriend's Handwriting, Sugar Shock.
Typefaces from 2015: DJB On The Spot, DJB The Generic, DJB Nouveau (beatnik typeface), DJB Nouveau Straight, DJB Monogram Font, DJB Ransom Note Clipped, DJB-Another-Mandy, DJB-Dear-Mr-Claus, DJB-Eggsellent-Wobbly, DJB-Eggsellent, DJB-Got-No-Time-For-That, DJB-Lemon-Head-Dots, DJB-Speak-the-Truth-Bold, DJB-Speak-the-Truth-Boldly, DJB The Generic Kinda Funky All Caps, DJB It's Our Choices, DJB Mr. Claus, DJB Sunflowers for Vincent, DJB Standardized Test (+Oval), DJB Up on the Scoreboard (dot matrix font), DJB Friday Night Lights (dot matrix font), DJB My Last Amen, DJB The Cheerleader, DJB Drives Me Dotty, DJB This Font is Bold, DJB This Font is Empty, DJB On The Spot, DJB Don't Call Me Crazy, DJB Sticky Tape, DJB Messy Amanda Goes Bold, DJB Pokey Dots Font, DJB Friday Night Lights, DJB Up On The Scoreboard (dot matrix font), DJB Starry Starry, DJB Linus Pumpkin, DJB Number 2 Pencil, DJB In A Hurry, DJB Gonna Share My Story, DJB Stinky Marker, DJB Get Digital (LED font), DJB My Last Amen (sans), DJB Standardized Tests, DJB Number 2 Pencil (in the style of Comic Sans), DJB Sticky Tape Labels, DJB Speak Softly, DJB Ransom Note, DJB Meet Me At My Locker, DJB Ransom Note, DJB Lemon Head Dots, DJB Messy Amanda Goes bold (handwriting font), DJB Jenna, DJB Speak Up, DJB Sandra Dee, DJB Speak Out (outlined sans), DJB Pinky Swear, DJB Oh Suzannah, DJB Gimme Space, DJB My Mood Ring Says Blah, DJB Elliephont, DJB Fan Girl, DJB Sissy, JB I'm No Wizard, DJB Writes A Lot, DJB Letter Game Tiles (scrabble font), DJB Just An Outty, DJB Speak Up, DJB Poppyseed, DJB Lemon Head, DJB Miss Molly Brown, Holly Typed, Speak Out, DJB Writes A Lot, DJB On The Lighter Side, This Font Is Stressed, DJB Straight Up Now, DJB See Spot Run, DJB Jacked Up Kinda Luv, DJB I Love Me Some Brook, DJB This is me, DJB I Love Me Some Aly, DJB This Is Me, DJB Speak The Truth Boldly, DJB Me and My Shadow, DJB Rubia's Tiny Script, DJB Fresh Start, DJB Poppyseed, DJB Tootsie Wootsie, DJB Tootsie Wootsie Bold, DJB Downstairs at the Abbey, DJB Holly Typed Too Much, DJB Heart Attack, DJB That Font I Saw On TV, DJB Constance Beauregard (architectural lettering font), DJB I Love Me Some Aly, DJB Annalise, DJB Carly Sue Got Married, DJB Miss Molly Brown, DJB This Font is Worn, DJB Almost Perfect, DJB Holly Typed, DJB What A Babe, DJB How Cute Am I, DJB Brit's Thick Pen, DJB Brit's Thin Pen, DJB Scruffy Angel, DJB Sand Shoes and a Fez.
Typefaces from 2016: DJB Hunky Chunk, DJB Ornamental (alphadings in Christmas balls), DJB Shape Up Stars (alphadings), DJB Candy Corn, DJB File Folder Labels, DJB File Folder Tabs, DJB About A Boy, DJB It's My Birthday, DJB Happily Ever After (curly font), DJB Journaling, DJB Yard Sale Marker, DJB Gonna Share My Story, DJB Smarty Pants, DJB This Font Is (Bold, Stressed, Worn, Empty), DJB Elliephont, DJB Nouveau, Cutouts, Drives Me Dotty, It's Our Choices.
Typefaces from 2017: DJB Shape Up Hearts, DJB Another Mandy, DJB Almost Perfect.
Typefaces from 2018: DJB Miss Jinkie Van Pelt, DJB Holly Jolly, Snarky Bess, Mia Script.
Dafont link. Creative Market link. Fontspace link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Virginia-based pencil artist (b. 1987) who made Random (2004), a ransom note font. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free ransom note font DS Net Stamped (2012) and of DS Net Child (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Filipino designer of the free random note typeface DZR Inscription (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Edit Me From Casper
Jernej Simoncic (aka Diego Gonzalez, aka dafontatron, aka Vinesauce, and aks Edit Me From Casper) is the UK-based designer (b. 1996) of the textured typefaces I Have Bad News (2014, pixel font), This is Sparta (2014), Forbidden Resolution (2014) and Love Runs Out (2014), the ransom note typeface Windows Broken (2014), the hipster font Inmodify (2014), the dot matrix typefaces Syntax Zazz and 28 Sys (2014, FontStruct), the pixel typeface Our Arcade Games (2014), the textured typeface Screw Your Guys (2014), Uni Stay Own Now (2014), In Dude Woah (2014), and the scanbat typefaces The Martin Garrix Font (2014) and SuperMario Lost (2014).
Typefaces from 2015: Pac Man 2 The New Adventures, Sonic Chaos (textured), Super Smash TV (pixel font), Break Down, Super Mario World (pixel dingbats), Sketch Major (ransom note font), Tagi Securite, The Smurfs (pixel typeface), Weird Mario Bros (pixel font), Bowser Rampages (textured), Hyperexcitability, Bonni Africa (pixel font), Trusted Installer Fontrast.
Typefaces from 2016: Wild Show. Dafont link. Another Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Elvina Studio (was: Elvi Nova)
Russian graphic designer who loves soft tones. Creator of these typefaces:
Emil Karl Bertell
Emil Kozole (Ljubljana, Slovenia) studied communication design at Central Saint Martins London. His type foundry is called Ljudje. Emil created the slab serif typeface Sarajevo (2012), Icons Night Out (2012), the artsy art deco typeface Typometry (2012, Ten Dollar Fonts) and the information design typeface family Signalia (2012). Free download.
Attitude (2013) is a 7-style semi-alchemic typeface family. Random (2014) is a large and very pretty ransom note family. In Project Seen (2014), he provides three free typefaces, See Underline, Seen Strikethrough, and Seen Blackout, that make use of Opentype tables to automatically censor words the NSA is looking for in text monitoring programs according to an NSA Prism database of terms originally leaked by Edward Snowden in 2013.
In 2015, he designed the monospaced typewriter typeface Resolution at The Designers Foundry.
Ten Dollar Fonts link. Cargocollective link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Portsmouth, UK, Emily Fleet designed a ransom note alphabet (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Enrique Ollervides Uribe
Madrid-based designer. Home page. Creator of La Cabeza (2009), which simulates letters cut out of paper with scissors. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of HandDrawn Cute Funky (2016), Glitch (2016), Glossy Golden Metal (2016), Black Newspaper Letters (2016), Colorful Newspaper Letters (2016, ransom note font), Isometry (2016), Hand-Drawn Dirty Ink Font (2015), Lighting Bulb Pixel (2015) and Retro Type Grunge Font (2015). In 2016, he published Bright Red Neon Letters, Bright Realistic Neon Letters (vector format), Decorative Red Font (EPS format) and Transparent Letters With Long Shadow (vector format).
Typefaces from 2017: Medieval Inventor Sketches, Braille, Vintage Hippie Alphabet, Sign Language Interpreter Font, Blueprint Style. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer active from 1997 until 2000. He made Das Roy Small Caps (2000) and Kitsch Liebe (1997, ransom note face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Face 2 Face (or: F2F)
Born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1959, Alexander Branczyk is the main typographer at F2F (Face 2 Face), which is based in Berlin and Frankfurt. Other participants include Stefan Hausen, Alessio Leonardi, Torsti Maier-Bautor, Thomas Nagel, Haike Dehl and Sybille Schlaich. F2F specializes in what it calls anarchistic typography. Branczyk made F2F CzykagoTrans (1995) and a few other experimental fonts, as well as Bellczyk, CZYKago-Cameo, CZYKago-Quer, OCR-Alexczyk, OCR-Bczyk, SubberlogoMini, TheczykM, MadzineScript (curly vampire typeface), BurnoutChaos, Frontpage, MonakoStoned, Entebbe (a ransom note font), OCRFBeta and OCRHeike. Other designers: Thomas Nagel (ScreenScream, Shakkarakk, ElDeeCons, Madame Butterfly, Pixmix, Shpeetz, TyrellCorp), Heike Nehl (LoveGrid, Starter Kid, Lego Stoned, Twins), Alessio Leonardi (PrototipaMultipla, TagliatelleSugo, Mekanik Amente, Metamorfosi, provinciali, AlRetto, F2F TechLand, F2FAlLineato, F2FMekkasoTomanik, F2FSimbolico (1992, dingbats), Poison Flowers (1992)), Stefan Hauser (F2FBoneR, Haakonsen), Sybille Schlaich (Styletti Medium). Face2Face groups the designers of Moniteurs and xplicit ffm. Bitstream link. Alternate URL. In 2003, these designs by Alexander Branczyk appeared in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: F2FBurnoutChaos LT Std, F2FCzykago LT Std Light, F2FCzykago LT Std Semiserif, F2FCzykago LT Std Trans, F2FEntebbe LT Std, F2FFrontpageFour LT Std, F2FMadZine LT Std Dirt, F2FMadZine LT Std Fear, F2FMadZine LT Std Script, F2FMadZine LT Std Wip (1992), F2FMonakoStoned LT Std, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Regular, F2FOCRAlexczyk LT Std Shake, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Bold, F2FOCRBczyk LT Std Regular, F2FTechLand LT Std.
Alexander Branczyk studied visual communication at HfG Offenbach under Friedrich Friedl. From 1988 until 1994, he was project manager at Erik Spiekermann's MetaDesign. Since 1994, Alexander is partner and managing director of xplicit Gesellschaft für visuelle Kommunikation mbH (xplicit.de) based in Frankfurt/Main. Alexander Branczyk is co-publisher of Emotional Digital, and since 2003 a visiting professor for typography at the Bauhaus University Weimar.
Codesigner of Czykago Rough (2019, with Manuel Viergutz), Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures), TWIGS 4 kids (2020: designed for a garden exhibition for children by Daniela Costa, Julia Stanossek, Alexander Branczyk and Manuel Viergutz).
Showcase of Alexander Branczyk's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fenotype, a Finnish type foundry, has the original (often techno) designs of Emil Bertell (b. 1983, Helsinki) and his brother Erik Bertell and wife Kea Bertell. Emil has been studying graphic design at University of Art&Industrial Design in Helsinki since 2004. He designed most of his typefaces during 2001-2004, and works as a freelance illustrator. Behance link.
Typefaces made in 2002: Disco (prismatic), Lakmus, Valimo, FUTU, Test1, Foton Torpedo, Cheaptype, Personal Computer, Copycut, Unicode 0024, HKI Metro, HKI NightLife, Digital Kauno, Fenotravels (dingbats), Tivoli, Kosmonaut, 10124, JouluFonttiFenotype, Testi, 1laitos, 1120, 0629 (2002, a kitchen tile font), 0927, 0210, FTdingsprevi, Fenotypedings#lego3, Genotype, NeoPangaia, NeoPangaia 2, Nipponblocks, Pectopah, Personalcomputer, Pouttu, Samarin (2002, athletic lettering), Unicode0024, URALphat, URALthin, URAL, URAL3d (all Latin/Cyrillic fonts with incomplete punctuation though), Automania (multiline), Copycut, Halo, 222_2003, Tantor, Letters, Rikos, Lastu, ThreeTheHardWay, Bukkake, Halo. Emil's brother Erik designed Neon (paperclip face), Mama and Mama Round (paperclip typefaces). In private email, he calls himself Carl. The foundry evolved from 2theleft.
Fonts made in 2003: Military Dingbats, 08 02 03 Fenotype, Projectsfenotype, Rock-it.
Fonts made in 2004: Scandinavian Titan white, Scandinavian Titan, Acid Test 2, Acid Test (texture typefaces), 080203, Letters11, Linja, Projects, Rock it, Simpletype. Commercial typefaces: Sapluuna, Shortcut, Transeuro-Express, Omega-Uros, Fenotype Dings, Military Dingbats, Nippon Noodle. Typefaces made in 2004: Kolari, Kolari Light, FTfaces, Twisted Ontogenesis. Alternate URL.
In 2005: RoundAbout, Nihilist Philosophy, Boogie Monster, Chunky Hunk (Western), Diy Typeface (kitchen tile style), Futuretro (stencil-like), 3TheHardWayOverrun, Pedant Dilettante, FT Rosecube, FT Blockbuster, 3TheHardWayRMX, Adios Gringo (Western face), Helsingfurt (3d oil glow face), Cream Soda (liquid), Thashed Paper Bag, Big Medium.
In 2006: Rock It Deluxe (grunge), Cassette (dingbats), Kings Garden (Japanese trees as dingbats).
MyFonts link, opened in 2009, where one can buy 080203, 3 The Hard Way Overrun, 3 The Hard Way RMX, Adios Gringo, Depth Charge, FT Helsingfurt, FT Roundabout, FT Scandinavian Titan, FT Twisted Ontogenesis, Ice Cream Soda, Kings Garden, Kolari, Nihilist Philosophy, Old Note, Rock It, November Script, and Majestic Mishmash (ransom note caps), Digital Kauno (2002, upright script), 10.12, EB Vintage Future, Fenotype Dingbats, FT Forest, FT Funghis, FT Military Dingbats, FT Weapon of Choice, Motel Xenia, URAL, Valima.
Additions in 2010: Linguine (connected script), FT Telegraph (slab serif), FT Brush, FT Industry Machine, FT Giorgio, Killer Elephant (signage), FT Supervisor (ultra-condensed), FT Dead Mans Diary (scribbly), FT Grandpa Script (grunge calligraphy), FT Stamper (angular lettering), FT Tantor (fat, rounded), FT Bronson (fat display typeface with mustache dings thrown in), FT Master of Poster (bi-level display typeface with many ligatures and interlocking letters), FT Hidden Forest (tree dingbats), FT Mammoth (grotesque headline face), Rikos (futuristic), Squarendon Extra Bold (2010, a Clarendon), FT Moonshine Script (a Treefrog style face), Billboard (a hand-printed rounded caps family), EB Bellissimo Display (rounded monoline sans), Malamondo (an all caps display typeface with a large number of interlocking ligatures), Linja (2002 and 2010, a rounded ultra condensed family), Punavuori (2002 and 2010: a monoline sans family), Signor (2010, a rounded all caps family), Mrs. Lolita (connected script), Funghi Mania (mushroom dingbats), Funghi Mania Script, Darlington (very open upright connected script family), Archipelago (+Caps: an upright connected script), Tower (pieces that enable one to modularly construct towers when stacked; created as a school assignment at the University of Industrial Art&Design Helsinki in 2006), Monster (just as Tower but for monsters), Verna (informal face with ball terminals), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna).
Typefaces from 2011: Pepita Script (an upright connected script with small lachrymal terminals), Pepito (its nonconnected version), Barber (upright script family), Banzai Bros (a fat caps-only signage face), Mishka (an upright connected script with tear drop terminals).
In 2012, he created Salamander Script, Taiga (connected upright script), Mercury Script (a set of upright connected script typefaces), Slim Tony (a bubblegum retro signage face) and Mercury Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2013: No. Seven (a successful brushy signage or baseball script), Alek and Alek Ornaments (an upright signage script), Voyage (a vintage script), Barracuda Script (brushy signage face), Bonbon (signage script), Bonbon Ornaments, Scaramouche (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2014: Larry (sturdy connected script), Silver (upright connected script), Powder Script, Peaches And Cream (creamy signage or baseball script), In and Out (a connected retro signage script), The Carpenter (a script family in the style of Mercury Script).
Typefaces from 2015: HMS Gilbert (a collection of 14 hand-crfated vintage types), Lager (a signage script family with adaptable swashes and other opentype goodies), Vanilla Shot, Journey (a smooth and elegant vintage script family of four weights and a matching ornament set, packed with alternate characters, and, in Bertell's style, perfect connections between glyphs), Tea Biscuit (signage script), Skipper, Skipper (connected script), Frost (a signage typeface that is just right, a sure award winner), Monday (sign apinting typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Jazz Script, Fragola (sign painting font), Syrup (sign painting font), Cosmopolitan (monoline connected script), Bluebell (copperplate calligraphic script), Inkston (vernacular brush script together with the standard handcrafted sans and text styles), Beaujolais (brush script), Black Script (a heavy signage script), Beaujolais (an organic brush script), Cold Brew (signage script), Inkheart (tattoo style).
Typefaces from 2017: Camper (monoline script, accompanied by Camper Print), Aether Rain (thin script), Thang, Big Fish, Bolton (Bolton Script and Bolton Script, and the degraded Bolton Print pack), Vodka (Slab, Sans, Pen and Brush), Poster Brush, Fresh Press (signage style), Praktika (grotesk), Praktika Rounded, Blossoms, Kitchen (sign painting brush), Letterpress Studio, Takeaway, Aether Rain, Pitcher (baseball script), Karu (a workhorse sans), Bluebell (calligraphic), Roster (signage script), Dog Days, Catsy, Alfons (in Script, Display, Sans, Serif, Tiki, Extras and Ornaments subfamilies), Cosmopolitan (monoline script and sans pair), Snooker (retro signage script), Salty (a creamy brushed signage typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Aster Script, Audrey (a monoline script and sans duo), Galatea (a 48-style sans family by Erik and Emil Bertell), Double Porter (an 18-style font collection with scripts, sans, and grunge faces thrown in the mix), Matchstick, Fruitos, Corner Deli (a layerable set of fonts in script and sans styles), Bayamo (a brush script done for Monotype), Sidecar (a connected monoline neon sign script, and a matching sans), Ginger John, Brush Marker, Shirataki (monoline soft pen script), Ash (a crayon font), Breakfast Script, Dallas Print Shop (a display family by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Capital (a sans and serif family by Teo Tuominen, Erik Jarl Bertell and Emil Karl Bertell). Elixir, Maestri (a classical connected scrupt by Teo Tuominen and Emil Karl Bertell), Popcorn (brush script), Cherry (signage script), Goodwater, Signature Script, Kingfisher (a beer botle signage script), Sonder (brush script).
Typefaces from 2019: Taurus (an all caps logotype family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ex Libris (a high contrast flared serif titling font), Riley (a retro sign painting script), Allison Script, Milky (a sign-painting brush script), Portland (a reverse contrast typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Zeit (a transitional text typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Boardwalk Avenue Rough (a monoline script and a weathered all caps sans), Avion (a sans family by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Yes Script, Gainsborough (script), Florian (a roman typeface with crisp edges and some contrast), Vogue Sans (a haute couture all caps contrast sans), Fabrica (a decorative frilly didone by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Chai (an expressive sans / serif hybrid), Rainmaker Script (monoline), Aequitas (a stylish sharp-edged roman typeface family), Tapas (by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen: a Serif, Sans, Deco and Script collection), Lawrence (a stylish roman typeface), Kallio Brush (a signage brush script), Morison (a great 32-style wedge serif typeface by Erik and Emil Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Felicity Serif (a juicy bold high-contrast serif), Las Palmas (Brush, Pen, Slab, Condensed), Honey Drops, Explorer, Boardwalk Avenue (a sans/script font duo), Skye (a heavy decorative didone), Leftfield (a retro baseball script), Steak And Cheese, Agile Sans (a humanist sans by Emil Karl Bertell, Erik Jarl Bertell, and Teo Tuominen), Punk Rocker, Silverline, Perfume (Pen, Brush and Sans), Hops And Barley, Allison.
Typefaces from 2020: Laurel (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: a 4 style sans with amnay wedge elements), Omnipop (Sans, Brush, Script), Paper Tiger (a Victorian Script accompanied by a condensed flared serif in two weights and a chunky sans serif), Resolve Sans (by Teo Tuominen, Emil Bertell and Erik Bertell: an extensive grotesk super family of 124 fonts: from compressed to extended, thin to black), Gambler (a 14-style display type collection), Rockford Sans (2020: an 8-style geometric sans with large x-height and slightly rounded corners; Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Slacker (a brush script), Grand Atlantic (a vintage display package), Magnolia (Brush, Serif), Walden (a heavy rustic serif typeface by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Klik (a geometric sans family with Bauhaus influences, by the dynamic trio of Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Rose Garden Deluxe (a font duo), Felicity (a heavyweight display sans).
Typefaces from 2021: Alonzo (a 24-style Peignotian sans by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Imagist (a 12-style sharp-edged serif by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Maine (a 12-style modernized book antiqua by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Briston (a bold creamy serif in the Windsor genre), Lagom (a 16-style slab serif with some Clarendon charm; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Skillet (a chubby Cooper Black-genre typeface full of hedonism and joie de vivre), Kings Valley (a decorative serif), Shaker Script (monolinear), Wonder (a 12-style rounded serif in the style of Windsor; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Ellie Script (a signature script), Dirty Sundae (a casual font), Grand Cru (a refined serif family with 36 styles; by Emil Bertell, Erik Bertell and Teo Tuominen), Kiosk (a 4-style vintage headline typeface family in Script and Sans versions).
Typefaces from 2022: Blood Orange (in the Cooper Black / Windsor / Souvenir genre), Tomato Ketchup (supermarket kitsch in the fat rounded Windsor genre).
Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. MyFonts interview.
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Floodfonts has freeware fonts by Felix Braden (b. Koblenz, Germany, 1974, an ex-student at the Trier College of Design). In 2000 he founded the free-font site Floodfonts with Peter Hoffmann. After working for five years as an art director for Gaga-Design, Koblenz, he decided to set up his own graphic design studio in Cologne. He now lives in Cologne working as a freelance designer and as a art director for MWK Cologne. In 2016, he set up his own Felix Braden type foundry.
His free fonts at Floodfonts included Polaris (2011), Floodicons (2003), Hydrophilia (2003. He writes: Hydrophilia family was created in 2003 by Felix Braden as a further development of Moby and comes with two fonts: The gothic typeface (liquid) is a revised version of the pixel font (iced). Hydrophilia liquid got a lot of letterforms with a diagonal axis, which reminded me of the technical fonts used on early liquid crystal displays.), Squid (2002, free), SquidCaps (2002), Ninetwist (2002), Catherine (2002), Moby (2002, a Bauhaus style corporate and headline font for the Cologne based design bureau Glashaus), Babelfish (2002), Blendfontsexperiment (2001), Incpot (1997), Hammerhead (2001: an angular constructivist typeface---free), HammerheadBlack (2001), HammerheadBold (2001), HammerheadMedium (2001), Multikultur (1997, Fraktur font), MultikulturExtraBold (2001), Orchidee (2001), Sadness (2001), Wuestling (1997). His commercial typefaces at Floodfonts include Kontiki (2018: a woodprint emulation typeface family; a grungy version of Clarendon), Capri Pro (2011-2015): an expressive constructed sans serif typeface in the tradition of Kabel and Avant Garde, partly constructivist, and partly hipster.
Peter Hoffmann designed Alita (2001) and Lacuna (2001).
Commercial fonts at Fountain: Grimoire (since 2015 at Floodfonts), Sadness (2001).
In 2004, he cofounded Timetwist with Pia Kolle, where you can download Rabbits (2004, Kolle), Pirates Stoertebecker (2004, Braden at Floodfonts, a ransom note face), Pirates Drake (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBlackbeard (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), PiratesBonney (2004, Braden at Floodfonts), Bigfish (2009, a Western billboard face).
At Ductype, Braden published Timetwisteight (2005, a pixel face).
At URW++, he published the Supernormale family (part techno, part pixel) in 2006.
At Volcano, he made the rounded display face Bikini (2010).
At Fountain, he published the original version of Capri in 2011. After Fountain's demise, it reappeared as Capri Pro at Floodfonts in 2015.
The Orchidee project started in 1999 led to a fantastic free font. Felix: Orchidee was created as a part of the business stationary of the restaurant Orchidee located in the luxory hotel Quellenhof in Aachen, Germany. After the founding of the restaurant the hotel manager realized that there earlier was a bordello in the city with the same name, so he wanted to change the name. At the time when our agency had to presentate the logotype the name was not appointed so I created the font. The restaurant was specialized on crosscultural european-asian cuisine. Because of that I wanted to mix up some elements of traditional asian typography with european typography. The letters are designed in freehand by the repetition of just a few basic elements. To create the rough outline I used xerox-copier because I wanted to have some chaotic elements to give the font a handmade touch.
Other free fonts: Coraline (2012), Sonar Script (2013), Rollmops (2013).
At FontShop, he published FF Scuba (2012), as an offline companion to Verdana. It was one of the winners of the Communication Arts Typography Annual 2013.
In 2019, he published Pulpo, a ten-style family inspired by Century Schoolbook and Clarendon.
In 2020, he released Turbine (at Fontwerk: a 14-style neo-grotesque family), and Arpona, an 18-style lapidary flared typeface with slight wedge serifs.
Typefaces from 2021: Capitana (an 18-style geometric sans with large counters; not as severe as Futura), Arpona Sans (a 20-style humanist sans with rhombic tittles).
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Behance link. Fontsquirrel link. Personal page. Another Behance link. Fountain Type link. Home page of Felix Braden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A free ransom note font here: Fontfetish (2003). Designer unknown. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontArte (was: Magdart Fonts)
FontArte (est. 2004; ex: Magdart Fonts) is Artur Frankowski's foundry in Warsaw, launched in cooperation with Magdalena Frankowska. Frankowski is a Polish graphic designer, typographer, type designer and lecturer, b. 1965, Zamosciu. He taught typography at the Technical University of Warsaw and is professor of typography and design at the Faculty of Design of the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. In 2004 he finished his PhD thesis on legibility of type on cartographic maps at the Warsaw University of Technology. In 2013 he presented a habilitation thesis on street lettering as an inspiration for a graphic designer. In 2015 Artur graduated from the Expert Class Type Design (EcTd) at the Plantin Institute in Antwerp. He has published type and visual communication-related articles in design&print magazines. Through FontArte he wants to preserve Polish typographic heritage, specially Polish Avantgarde and introduce new directions in Polish type design culture. Author of Typespotting Warszawa and co-author (with Magdalena Frankowska) of a book about Henryk Berlewi, a pioneer of functional typography.
He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Type on maps and at ATypI 2007 in Brighton on Designing a regional typeface. Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on From Typespotting to Warsaw letters. Designer of several typefaces:
Fontkitchen Type Foundry
Fontkitchen Type Foundry is a German commercial type foundry (est. 2002, located in Heidenheim) with four designers: Daniel Amann, Timo Brauchle, Marc Engenhart and Nico Hensel. Some fonts are free. More than half of their production is in the pixel/flashfont category. Their designs:
Fontourist is the Norwegian foundry of Oslo-based Hans Gerhard Meier (b. 1972). The fonts there include Boycott Israel (2003, dingbats), Deathmix (1999, gothic), Stencil or Die (2007, paint drip stencil), Streetart Tribute (2006, dingbats), Yalla, Metoo Pixzi (2001, pixel font), Journal (1999, handwriting and dings), Stencile or Die (2017), Mr. Otis (2017), NYC ABC (2014, ransom note style), and HubaHuba (1998, a hubcap dingbat font also known as GF HubaHuba at Garagefonts).
Dafont link. FontShop link. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Footnote Fonts (FNF)
Florida-based Eddie Colton's creations: The Young Ones (2003-2007, a ranom note font based on the second season credits from The Young Ones TV series, which in turn was based on a Sex Pistols cover), Nebulus (2001, handwriting), Thorne (2000), Future Rot (2000), Metron (great geometric font), GoCrazy, Manglo (Asian simulation font), Protract, Don't Panic, Nightlife, Rocky Horror Picture Show, Werner, Killing Joke (hacker font), Electronic, Bjorkfont (see also here), NewOrder-Movement, NewOrder-Village 586, WildMoodSwings, Wishbats, Curiosity, Whispers (changed Hansa), TheTop. And a number of band fonts by other designers. Cure--Curiosity, Cure--Picture-Show, Cure--Wild-Mood-Swings, Cure--Wish and cure-play-out, all dated 1999-2002, can be downloaded here. Home page.
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Francesco Mistico Canovaro
Graphic designer at Indieground Design in Vicenza, Italy. In 2020, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the retro 80s and synthwave inspired typeface Coubra. In 2021, they added the free display typeface Narse, Ransom Note Letters, the all caps geometric sans titling font Newake, the super-condensed movie credit typeface Bayside, the condensed octagonal titling typeface Atlantico, the Japan-inspired octagonal typeface Dujitsu and the 1970s techno font Radwave. Still in 2021, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the free brush font Blaster.
In 2022, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the (free) bold confident aerospace sans font Airone. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer with Thiago Jenée and Sindy Aimée Figueiredo of the brush font Dom Parquim (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch creator of the scratchy typeface FYOU (2013), of the brush typeface Worst Paint Job Ever (2013), of the ransom note font Just Some Random Doodles (2013), of Splash Blobs n Dots (2013), of AbracadabraHocusSpokuz (2013) and of the primitive hand-printed typefaces A Little Scribble in My Book (2013), A Butterfly on a Daffodil (2013), Mysterious Oriental Nights (2013), Happy Monks Medieval Looking Script (2013), Some Illiterate Wrote This (2013) and Secret Love Letters (2013). Sink Holes (2013) is an experimental typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anke van der Meer (Heerlen, The Netherlands, b. 1981), aka Ankepanke, is an illustrator and graphic designer. She sells her typefaces under the label funfntshop.
In 2013, she created some free hand-drawn typefaces such as I Love Snailmail, Lieve Letters, and Stripe 3D. In 2015, many of her typefaces became commercial. The initial offering from 2015 includes Read A Book, Crystals (octagonal font), Measuring Tape, Merry Christmas, Building Blocks Font, Old Knitting Lady, Side View (3d typeface), Noodles, Wonderland, Bead Necklace, Snailmail Mag (fat finger font), Delightful, Seeing Double (bilined), Cherry Pie, Pretty Random I and II (ransom note fonts), Polkadots I and II, Morse Code, High Altitude, Fold It (origami), Cubes I and II, Crazy Cat Lady, Build It, Blocks, Skipping Ropes, Deco Borders, Drop Out Handmade, I Heart Snailmail, Sweet Letters, Skinny Chips, Picnic Handmade, Earn Your Stripes, Stripe 3D Handmade, Cut It Out, Teqniq, Tell Me About It, Sweet Pancakes, Strike A Pose, Papercut, Monkey Tails, Little Friends, Lets Go To Paris, Halfway, Full Of It, Daydreas, Creppy, Connect It, Basic Fun, Backstage.
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Gigofonts is a Ljubljana-based foundry run by Matevz Medja (b. 1966, Kranj). He set up design studio Medja & Karlson in 1990 and Gigodesign in 2000. He founded Gigofonts and Archive Type typefoundries.
Matevz designed Compressor (1997, T-26), Gf Blackmail (2004, ransom note font), Gf Patetica (2004, an elegant renaissance serif with tall ascenders), Gf Scribbles (2005, hand-printed family), Gf Script No 2 (2005), Gf Script No 4, Gf Script No4 Scratch (2004, based on Penman Script), Gf Script No. 5 (2005), Gf SelfcensorShit (2004, T-26, and later at Gigofonts, now simply called Gf Selfcensor---a unicase family), Gf Spacetrash (2004), Gf Special (2005, 22 funky disco fonts, many of which are piano key typefaces), Semafor (1997, dot matrix, at T-26 since 2002), Gf H2O (2005, a humanist sans family done with Mitja Miklavčič).
MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Linotype link. Identifont link. Klingspor link.
Aka Grzegorz Luk and just Gluk, Grzegorz Luksza is a Polish type designer (b. 1973) who specializes in ultra-decorative and experimental typefaces.
Creator of the free artsy font Wanta (2008), of Resagnicto (2010), of Rawengulk (2010), of Rawengulk Sans (2011), of Reswysokr (2011), of the bold slab serif typeface Zantroke (2011), and of the free calligraphic typefaces Odstemplik (2009), promocyja (2008) and Konstytucyja (2008).
He published the elegant serif family Foglihten (2010), which includes the inline typefaces Foglihten No. 1 (2011), Foglihten Fr02 (2011), Foglihten No. 3 (2011) and Foglihten No. 4 (2012). The latter is inspired by the Polish Constitution of May 3, 1791. Foglihten Petite Caps Black (2012) and Foglihten Black PCS (2012) are high-contrast fat didone typefaces, minus the ball terminals. The series continues with Foglihten No. 6 (2012) and Foglihten No. 7 (2013).
Qumpellka No 12 (2011) is a flowing italic. Opattfram01 (2011) is a dingbat typeface with onamental patterns. The Okolaks family (2008) has a bit of an art deco feel. It covers East-European languages as well as Cyrillic. Sportrop (2008) is a neat multiline face. Gputeks (2008) is a delicate decorative face. Szlichta07 (2008) on the other hand is an experimental typeface based on tilting the horizontal edges about ten degrees up. Kawoszeh (2008) is a curly Victorian pre-art nouveau face. Spinwerad (2009) and Itsadzoke S01 (2010) and Itsadzoke S02 are display didones. Znikomit (2011) is an impressive lachrymal hairline slab face. See also Znikomit No. 25 (2012) and Znikomit No. 24 (2012; image by Benjamin Frazzetto).
Creations from 2012: Charakterny, Garineldo, Mikodacs (an Impact-like black display sans), Yokawerad (a didone headline face), Resagokr, Nikodecs, Garineldo SC.
Typefaces from 2013: Etharnig, Namskin, Namskout (a layered heavy display face), Prida 65 (spurred antique face), Ketosag, Prida 61, Gatometrix, Glametrix, Gallberik.
Typefaces from 2014: VECfont FogV4, EtharnigV (a bi-colored font), Risaltyp, Wabroye, Kleymissky, Sortefax (an outline font with engraved versions as on dollar bills), Dragerotypos (blackboard bold), Resamitz.
Typefaces from 2015: Prida 36, Sudegnak No. 3 (script), Vecfont Sudegnak (cartoonish), PridaEn (a vector font for color), Prida S4, Prida01, Prida02 Calt.
Typefaces from 2016: BroshN, Tofimpelik (+Candy), Prosh3, Digitalt, Agreloy (a lovely curly Victorian typeface), Gluk Mixer (ransom note font), Fogtwo No 5.
Typefaces from 2017: Prosh 4B (a variable color font), BroshK2 (an origami style color font, in OpenType SVG format), Fuetargio (a multiline bejeweled typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: BroshK, Rostef (all caps titling typeface), Fogthree.
Typefaces from 2019: ResotE, ResotE-Pastels (a color font), ResotYc (a decorative unicase font), Resot Yg, Liserif (a kinetic SVG font).
Typefaces from 2020: Digico M (a color font), Resotho (a wide all caps geometric sans).
Dafont link. Digart link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Scribus Stuff link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. Abstract Fonts link. Behance link. Font Squirrel link. Klingspor link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Terrence Curran is a prolific grunge type designer who lets you download some of his creations and order other ones: Political Graft Lite, 711 Slurpie, Absurdly Complex Rad, Aerosol Menace, Basic Grunge, Batman Beat The Hell Outta Me, Basehead, Black Lipstick, Bridie, Mr. Calcium (handwriting), Complex Rad, Critter is Rad, Dancehall Superstar, Drug Problem, Fishnet Girl, Freeble, Future Man, Gankit, Giggapop, Goffick, Hale Bopp, Hash Smash, Hubba Piegon, MetroPass, Mod Boss, Mod Freak, Ophake, Oscifer, Pantaloons, Political Graft, Ransom Threat, Rude Merker, Skydoor, Skydoor Conservative, Simple Rad, Skeemat, Stalker, Tin Omen, Mod Killiah, Mod Puffy, Rad Face Absurd, Rad Face Complex, Rad Face Simple, Rad Face Not Simple. Terrence also uses the name TeA Curran, and the site had various other names such as TeA Calcium and Xone Zero.
The font list in 2012: 711 Slurpee, Aerosol Shadow, Aerosol Solid, Basehead, Basic Grunge, Batman Beat The Hell Outta Me, Black Lipstick, Bridie, Critter Is Rad, DanceHall Superstar, Drug Problem, Fishnet Girl, Freeble, Future man, Gankit, Giggapop, Goffick, Hale Bopp, Hash Smash, Hubba Piegon, Merker, Metro Pass, Mod Boss, Mod Killiah, Mr. Calcium, Ophake, Pantaloons, Political Graft, Rad Face Absurd, Rad Face Complex, Rad Face Not Simple, Rad Face Simple, Ransom Threat, Raver Kids, Rude Merker, Skeemat, SkyDoor, Tin Omen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gyom (Guillaume) Séguin
Creator of the free hand-printed ransom note font So Random (2013) and of Remains (2013, scratchy typeface). Aka Disneychannellover, she writes: Being a huge fan of Sonny With A Chance, I created a font based on the season two logo of "So Random!" [Google] [More] ⦿
Hans Gerhard Meier
Heikki Morgan Hämäläinen
PostScript Quick Tips includes a utility for printing samples of PS fonts, how to permanently download PS code to your printer, converting PS to EPS, creating a mirror-image font, putting a message in the document background, and printing ransom notes (each character a different font, etc.). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mexican foundry run by Enrique "Quique" Ollervides from Mexico City. Faces include Polvora (2005-2007, a gunslinger face). Other typefaces: Bicolor (2007, fat VAG Rounded style in two colors), Bloke (2000, blocky), Fierros (2001, grid-based), Khaki (2002, sans), LED Gothic (2000), Luchita Payol (2001, lively poster lettering, with Mexican wrestling dingbats thrown in the ring as well), Mono (2006, experimental geometric face), Mutis (1999, sign language hands), Primero B (1999, designed by Cha, cutout lettering), Tabique (1999, corporate identity for Escenica), Urbe (2000, octagonal). Enrique is a speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Philadelphia and a resident of McKinney, Texas, Dan Zadorozny's creations at Iconian. He is a prolific type designer who specializes in techno and sci-fi typefaces. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Font Squirrel link. His fonts in alphabetical order:
Turkish designer of a ransom note font in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (hand-printed), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
In November 2011, he created a number of texture typefaces: Hotöcop, Pal Mod, Speedy (sketch face), Thirties Gold, Sunset GP.
Further 2011 typefaces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Dite Alla Giovine (flared cursive script), Heavy Gothik (textured blackletter), Comix Bubbles, King of Scotland (textured), Lazy Sketch, Arabica Export (coffee bag texture), Scream Again, Season of the Witch, Soul Festival, Back Ride 342, Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under (grunge), Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished, On The Roof (or: On The Tops), Mad Groove Blast, Another Brick (textured face), Destination Future, Perversionist, Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells, Shut'em Down, Misunderstanding, Another Brick (textureface), Perversionist (grunge), Destination Future, Linographer, Polish Posterisation, For Girls Only, Half Price 4 You (sketched typeface), Secret Agency (bad ink grunge), Player One (a grungy baseball Script), Raw Notice, Home Mad Popsters, No Silly Walk There, Bad Coma (lovely grunge), Dark Net Warrior (grunge), Cowboy Movie (Western font), Palm Beach (textured typeface), Search n Destroy (textured), Carnaval de mai, Variations (textured), Black Jeans (weathered font), City of Light, Santa's Air Mail (snow-capped letters), Cheap-Potatoes, Nine-Feet-Under, Remingtoned-Type, Search'n-Destroy, Starz-2, Vanished.
Typefaces from 2015: Snake Jacket, Big Campus (athletic lettering), Penball Wizard, When The Eagles Dare, Urban Brush Zone (graffiti font), Wild West Pixel, World Black Shadow, Next Custom, Irresponsible Direction (grunge), Doodle Gum (textured), Posthuman (textured), Red Zone (glaz krak face), Smasher 312 (graffiti font), Columbine (dripping blood font), Tarentula's Web, Just Like This (retro funk), Eastern Brush (oriental brush typeface), Pulp Headlines (grungy typeface), War is Over (letterpress emulation), Thirties Relief, Flowers Power (sic) (floral caps), Direct du Gauche (inky brush), Jackpot (3d, sketched), Numero 10 Clean (athletic lettering), Lace Dreams (textured), Right Chalk (chalky crayon font), Lazy Sketch Black, Golden Age (shaded pixel font), Swamp Death (textured), Astounding News, Heavy Metal Rocking, Fifties Movies, Grunge Strokes 01, Cosmik Orchestra, Paysley Sports (sandy athletic lettering), No Safety Zone (grungy stencil), Quicksands (textured), Break It Down (glaz krak font), Naughty Cartoons, Mad Groove Clean (athletic lettering), Outlaw Stars (grungy Western face), Space Comics, Dirty Bowl 86 (athletic lettering), Cheap Potatoes Black (imitating pototo printing?), ExtraBlur (textured), Backside Air, Megalopolis, Curse of the Zombie, After the Goldrush, Avantgardiste 1934, Easy Fashion (textured), Free Thinking's Murder (textured), Phantom Zone (zombie texture), Snake In The Boot, Checkpoint Charlie (grungy stencil), For Girls Only Bold, Playing In The Mood (piano key face), Intergalactik Airlines, Les Mystères de Paris, Season of the Witch Black (blackletter), Resistance Is Futile (a great textured mechanical typeface), On The Tops Lights (matinee signage), Strawberry Fields, Serif of Nottingham, OnomatoBom (cartoon smaks).
Typefaces from 2016: Dynamix (a shaded comic book typeface), Black Santa (snowy letters), Astral Delight, Mr. Headlines (titling sans), Sister Spray, Shaka Pow (cartoon font), Jack in the Box, Glitter Campus (athletic lettering), Ghost Crazy (heavy brush), Prezident, Flowers Kingdom (psychedelic), Galaxy Corps (octagonal stencil), Stitchn School, Brown Shoes, Armagedon (dry brush), Smasher 312 (graffiti style), Bad Stories, Master Droid, Heavy Metal Box (grungy letterpress), Outerspace Shoping (sic), Extros Backstage (squarish), Jelly Crazies (jellybean font), Black and White Banners, Ballad of Dwight Frye (grungy), Crazy Sixties, SciFi Movies, Maximum Strength (athletic lettering), Evanescente (sketched typeface), Urban Ghost, Vif Argent (watercolor brush script), Demolition Crack (textured), How to Disappear, Public Market, Pyjama Party, Magician Rings (modular sans), Pale Blue Eyes (brush script), All The Mad men (sketched), Dixociative (white-on-black), White Flame (octagonal typeface), Asian Delight (oriental brush emulation), Candy Shop, Barb Wire Club, Super Weird, My Socks Line.
Typefaces from 2017: Scoubidou Rap, Good Morning (cartoon font), Graphik Arts (textured), Danger Zone Warning, Love The One You're With, Are You Hung Up (textured), Keys of Paradise, Mr Headlines Fancy, Game of Brush, Powerful, Ghost Shadow, Quick Menu Boards, Urban Fresh Air, Cheer Lace Leader (textured), Cracked Code (grunge), Very Simple Chalk, Fluo Gums, Very Popular, Personal Service, Blind Signature (crayon font), Blood n Guts, Quarterback Fight (octagonal athletic lettering), Supersonic Rocketship, Reboot Crush, Strange Path (dry brush font), Heroes Legend, Cache-Tampon, Championship (a great horizontally striped typeface), Silver Age Queens, Strange Tales.
Typefaces from 2018: Play With Fire, Scrunched, Megalomaniac Headliners, Craps of Paper (white on black), All Things Must Pass (textured), Presque Normal, Interfearence, Pop of the Tops, Universal Knowledge, Digital College, Cold Turkey (a handcrafted horror font), Strange Magic, Grandissimo, Best Prices (sketched), Magician's Daughter, Children's Theater (textured), Magnifico, Lethal Slime, Pop of the Pops, Slow Death, Folk Festival, Strange Marvel, Strong Impact (octagonal), Heavy Metal Blight, Mango Slice, Are You Jimmy Carl Black, Strange Clowns, Mechanical Animals, Fast Forward, Spanish Castles, Vintage Warehouse, Swamp Black, Pixelmania, Enigma key, Vlump (wooden plank font), Guns n Flash Comix, Black Streamer, East Border (military stencil), Bot Craftshop, Super Quick, Don't You Know?, Return of the Flash, Only The Strong (weathered athletics font), Hands Up, Strange Shadow, White on Black, Ed Wood Movies.
Typefaces from 2019: Inner Mounting Flame, Playtimes, Game Commands (white on black), Magic Spots (with a spotted texture), Vanishing (with a halftone effect), State Secret (squarish), All My Stitches (a hospital font), Lightyear Design, Ancient Ad, African Style (textured with African patterns), Secret Planet (sci-fi), Universal Ignorance, Give Peace a Chance, Hard Punk Gothic, Vraoum (speed emulation font), Galaxy Travels, Megapoliscape, Red Signal, Perfect Mystery (dry brush), Many Years Ago (mechanical, octagonal), Vintage Display (textured caps), Space Sport (textured, octagonal), Dancing Days, Steam Punk, Splatch (comic book font), Rear Defender (octagonal, stencil), Ghost Factory, Kids Magazine.
Typefaces from 2020: Bright Star (sci-fi), Fiesta Rumba (a matinee font), Sergeant Rock (a stencil typeface), Tricky Hearts (a vampire font), Organic Brand, Campus Riot (grungy), Crazy Love Song, Shiny Signature, Evil Highway, Slightly Eroded, Lightyear Shadow, City Player (graffiti), Night of the Deads (a horror font), Ka Blam (an all caps cartoon font), Unforgettable, Corrupted File (grungy, pixelish), Urban Heroes (a dripping paint font), Victorian Art Magic Remains, Kid Games, Restricted Area (a dripping paint stencil), Dark Poestry, Platinum Sign, Tacos de Tijuana (a Mexican party font), Retro Shine, Lower East Side (a graffiti font), Holidays Homework (a chalk font), Deep Shadow, Finger Printed, Crushed (a glaz krak typeface), Bing Bam Boum, Stars Fighters (a Star Trek font).
Typefaces from 2021: Baby Party, Shadow Of The Deads, Big Bad Bugs, Boldfinger (bold caps), Paperback Writer (sketched), Comics Tricks, Charming Sixties, Squarely, Mad King Games, Back to School (a varsity font), Youtube Star (an oily typeface), Silver Medal (beveled), Cosmic Blaster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Madrid, and born in 1974, Inaki Saiz created the ransom note font Revista (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indieground Design (was: Optimistic Designs)
Poster artist Roberto Perrino (Optimistic Designs, Vicenza, Italy) created the script typeface family Gracia in 2014. In 2020, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the retro 80s and synthwave inspired typeface Coubra, and the sturdy octagonal typeface Nuport (2020). In 2021, they added the all caps geometric sans titling font Newake, the condensed octagonal titling typeface Atlantico, the Japan-inspired octagonal typeface Dujitsu and the 1970s techno font Radwave.
In 2021, Indieground Design released the blocky stencil typeface Narse and Ransom Note Letters. Still in 2021, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the free brush font Blaster.
In 2022, Roberto Perrino and Francesco Terragin co-designed the (free) bold confident aerospace sans font Airone. [Google] [More] ⦿
Intellecta Design (or: Monocracy Types)
Intellecta Design is a design company in Brazil run by Paulo W (b. 1970) from Recife. In 2020, he also set up Monocracy Types. Paulo W is a gaúcho (Brazilian southerner), with interests in multiple areas, including poetry (he has published the digital opus Magical Book), graphic design and, most recently, type design.
Dafont link. MyFonts. MyFonts link. Abstract Fonts link. YWFT link. Behance link. Blog. Home page. Fonthaus. Monotype. Eshops. Facebook. Flickr. Klingspor link. Wordpress. Devian tart. T26. Linkedin. Identifont. Linotype. ITC. Faces.co. His typefaces:
Israel Dias de Oliveira
Sao Paulo, Brazil based joyrnalist and editor. Designer of the ransom note font Fidalga (2019), which was inspired by the lambe lambe letterpress lettering of Grafica Fidalga. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Ghetto Dot Alphahira (2010, FontStruct), a dot matrix typeface for Latin and hiragana. Funki Fuji (2010, FontStruct) is a starred outline typeface for Latin and hiragana. Kool Korean (2011, FontStruct) mixes Latin and Korean. Ukikusa (2013) is a hand-drawn hiragan font. In 2014, he published Pirate Power (a grungy blackletter typeface). In 2015, he added Rnd Symbz (dingbats) and Sloppy Koetsu (handwriting). In 2017, he designed DeGerm LoCase (an irregular blackletter), Tracedots, CmpHand, Gizagiza and Lindbergh Baby (ransom note font). In 2020, he added Oddballz. [Google] [More] ⦿
JAB Font Foundry
JAB is Joseph Anthony Bartolo's foundry, located in Tarxien, Malta. MyFonts sells the hieroglyph-inspired ransom note font Hieroglyphs Nefertiti Akhenaten (2006) as well as Hebrewish (2007), a faux Hebrew face. Megre (2010) is an exercise in unusual placements of serifs. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
London-based graphic designer and illustrator. Behance link. Creator of the hand-printed ransom note letter fonts Handdrawn and Indecisive in 2010. She also made the irregularly shaped hand-printed alphabets Eyes Closed and No Rules in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Jamaicafont (2012), a funky ransom note style typeface. [Google] [More] ⦿
British freelance graphic artist and occasional type designer in London, who graduated from Central St. Martin's School of Art in 1994. He lectures on typography and design computing at Goldsmiths, University of London. He published FF Innercity (ransom note face) at Fontfont. In 1997, he published the fun dingbat font LunarTwits at T-26. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American creator of the ransom note typeface Random House (2012) and of City Life (2012, grunge). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the irregular handwriting/ransom note font SanesGonAc (2007). [Google] [More] ⦿
Prolific type designer in Florida, b. New York, 1952. His fonts were originally free and consisted largely of dingbats. Around 2005 he went commercial, and now sells his work (over 350 fonts as of 2009) via MyFonts. He has branched out into several font styles, with a soft spot for stencil fonts, fonts for signage, art deco, and fonts for advertising. Born in New York, his family moved to Florida in 1963, where he has been ever since.
An interview. Alternate URL. Yet another URL with his early free fonts. My pages on him. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Student from Sydney, Australia, who made Jesse's Font (2006, grunge) and Hyreforgling> (2006, ransom note). [Google] [More] ⦿
JLH Fonts (or: jhnri4) is the American creator of Making a list checking it twice (2012), Judges (2012, grungy), Janitor (2012), Remix (2012), Arrows (2012), Chalk Line Outline (2012), Pretzel (2012, art nouveau titling face), At Sign (2012), Portmanteau (2012), Seattle Avenue (2012), Sunflower Harvest (2012), Double Strike (2012: a hand-drawn blackboard bold typeface family), Sierra Nevada Road (2012), The Radical Sign (2012), The Jewish Bitmap (2012), The Inequality Grapher (2012), Thin Pencil Handwriting (2012), Marker Scribbles (2012), Grunge Handwriting (2012), Tally Mark (2012, prison wall counting), Gold Plated (2012), Overhaul (2012), Apex Lake (2012, ornamental caps), Halogen (2012, in the style of Comic Sans), Signs For Advertising (2012), and Hand Drawn Shapes (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Vengeance (calligraphic), Calligraserif, Heavy Equipment (sans caps), ViaFont (art deco sans based on the Viacom logo), Bromine (a typeface that started out in iFontmaker), Topeka, Printed Circuit Board (based on the Hewlett-Packard logo), Fondue, Northampton, World Tour (ransom note font), Aquifer (an antiqued Garamond), Floppy Disk.
Typefaces from 2014: Scratched Letters, Airbrush, Broken Glass (glaz krak font), Byzantine Empire, Office Junk (ransom note font).
Dafont link. Old Fontspace link. Blogspot link. Google Plus link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Portuguese creator of the octagonal typeface 7ABL3 (2010) and the white-on-black ransom note typeface crew Hassan (2010). KINZ, his home page and design blog. Maia Ideograph (2010) is a typeface of ornaments used on Maian calendars. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the ransom note font Ransom (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tattoo artist in Florida, b. 1969, whose business is Vicious Ink. He posted 21 free fonts in 2011 at Dafont all at once. Many of these have calligraphic or Celtic influences. There are of course several blackletter and illuminated caps typefaces, as one would expect in a tattoo parlor. The fonts were all made in 2010: Pauls3-DTribal, PaulsBloodSweat&Tears, PaulsCelticFont1, PaulsCelticFont2, PaulsCelticFont3, PaulsCircusFont (Lombardic), PaulsEstherFont (tattoo style), PaulsFancyScript, PaulsGothicCurls, PaulsGraffitti, PaulsHeartlessFont, PaulsIlluminatedCelticFont, PaulsKanjiFont-Bold (oriental simulation), PaulsPoisonFont-Italic, PaulsRansomNoteFont, PaulsRealCelticRuneFont, PaulsSUPERFont, PaulsSinnerFont, PaulsSouthPacific, PaulsSwirlyGothicFont, PaulsWhimsyFont, Paul's Bloody, Paul's Weight, Paul's California (a fun script). Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jordi Manero Pascual
Dutch designer of the handwriting fonts Josschrift and JosschriftSerif (2005-2009), Dolly Dots (2009, dot matrix face), and the Western all caps billboard font Simson (2009). He also made Scratch Bold (2009) and Brands Kidnapped (2009, ransom note font).
He based his font Margaretha (2016) on the handwriting of Margaretha Turnor (1680). Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joseph Anthony Bartolo
Juha Korhonen (b. 1966, aka Junkohanhero) is a Finnish artist and type designer, who created these free fonts, mostly in the grunge genre:
Dafont link. Old URL. Additional URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free handcrafted typefaces K26 Loremipsum (2016), K26 Speech Bubble (2016, comic book style), KB3 Candy Stripes (2016), K26 Toy Blocks 123 (2016), K26 Sidewalk Chalk (2016), K26 Lavendula Gray (2016), K26 Swashbuckle (2016), K26 Robot Rumble (2016), K26 Clippity Snippity (beatnik style), K26 Scribble Scrawl (2016), K26 Chicory Bean, K26 Alpha Casual, K26 Primrose Peach (2016), KB3 Zebra Patch, KB3 Etchings in Zinc (2016), K26 Argento (2016), K26 Dewdrop Daisies (2016), KB3 We Have Your Chocolate (2016, ransom note font), KB3 Spider Path (2016, textured), K26 Casual Comic (2016), K26 Lilac Mist (2016), and Sugarplum Swirls (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Rambunctious. Home page.
Typefaces from 2018: K26 Comic Kats, K26 Castle Rose, K26 Bon Voyage. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Keetano Katana (2004), Keetano ATL My Gangsta (2007, ransom note font), Keetano Katana (2004, grunge), Keetano Gaijin + Katakana (2004, oriental simulation) and Keetano Katana KillBill (2004). Another link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanish web and graphic designer in Tenerife, b. 1980. Dafont link. He used Fontcapture to make the ransom note fonts tengoatushijos. (2009) and tengoatushijosnegativo (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kerry Gunn Designs (or: Kerry Colpus Designs)
Kerry Gunn is a graphic designer in Hornchurch, UK. In 2012, she created the grungy ransom note font Recycled and the Japanese simulation typeface Katsuji.
In 2013, she created the fuzzy hand-printed typeface Cack-handed. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Keven King (Kingthings) is the British designer (born in Kent in 1959, educated at the Graphic Design College in Exeter/Devon, and based in Exeter) of these fonts, many of which have Celtic influences. His typefaces:
Kisman Studio (was: Holland Fonts)
Max Kisman (b. 1953, Doetinchem) is a Dutch freelance graphic designer who graduated in 1977 in graphic design, typography, illustration and animation at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam. In 1986, he co-founded TYP/Typografisch Papier, and taught graphic design and typography at various colleges in the Netherlands in the years following that. He is principal of MKDSGN, his studio in Mill Valley, California, and founded Holland Fonts, a foundry for his typeface designs in 2002. Max teaches graphic design, typography and typeface design in San Francisco. He currently lives in Mill Valley, CA.
His early typefaces: ExtendedMaxMixOne (1991), Rosetta, Jacque (1991, FontFont), Fudoni (1991), the experimental font Linear Konstruct (FUSE 2).
He wrote a coffeetable book on typography in the streets of Paris, but no book store in Paris seems to have it, and I have looked! He is editor of Tribe.
In 2002, he started Holland Fonts. His fonts there: Bebedot Blonde (2002), Bebedot Black, Bfrika (2002, an interesting African lettering font), Cattlebrand (2002), Chip 96 (2002), Chip 02 (2002), Circuit Closed (2002), Circuit Open, Interlace Single (2002), Interlace Double, Mundenge Rock (2002), Nevermind (2003, a cut-out style reminiscent of Saul Bass's movie titling types), Pacific Sans (2003), Pacific Serif (2003), Pacific Standard L, Pacific Standard B, Pacific Classic L (2002, artsy, stylish), Pacific Classic B, Quickstep Regular (2002, an angular font), Quickstep Bold, Quickstep Sans R, Quickstep Sans B, Submarine (2003, an octagonal font family), Traveller Regular (2002), Traveller Bold, Tribe Mono (2003, a tech font), Zwartvet (2002, a Van Doesburg/ De Stijl type font).
Four free ransom note fonts made in 2003: Dutch Doubles, Frisco Remix, We Love Your Font, MaxMix One. At Union Fonts, he (re-)published Bebedot, BFRIKA, Cattlebrand, Chip01, Chip02, Pacific, Quickstep, Submarine and Traveller in 2003, and Mata Hari (Indic simulation typeface in weights called Exotique, Hollandaise and Parisienne) and Xbats (2004, Christmas dingbats) in 2004.
In 2017, Max Kisman was asked to design a naked font for the Dutch printing association, Drukwerk in de marge. It is called Genitaal XXX.
Speaker at ATypI 2004 in Prague.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Illustration Daily link.
His bestselling fonts at MyFonts. Pic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Koston Type Design
Painter-artist-type designer Andrzej Koston offered a collection of free (mostly) grungy fonts, starting in 1999: Block (shadow typeface), Brandy, Cartoon, Caligari, NussCrips, Gully, Chroma (3D effect), Kundrum (grunge), Kamil (handwriting), Gongo Pongo, Petersilie, Takatuka, and Hot.Pot (scanbats). In June 2001, these fonts were published: Crumb (old typewriter), Furma, Glass, Harmless, Papua, Poppy, Quarry (ransom note font), Reaktor-B (rough stencil), Reaktor-C, Robinson, Splinter, Taboo. Page disappeared. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
Laurent Savoie (Paint Black Editions) is the French creator of the 3d paint emulation font Paint Black (2009), of the alphading pkSLD (2010), of the ultra grunge typefaces Jeremiah (2010, after the 1972 Sydney Pollack film Jeremiah Johnson), Outsider (2010), Mika Teuf (2010: done by Tristan Savoie) and Guignol's Band (2010), of the 3d outline typeface Dead Wallace (2010), OE RMX, OE dans l'O (2009), Yo La Tengo (2009), Anti-Folk PK (2009), PK&Co (2010, brush), Mekano (2010), Do It Yourself (or DIY) (2010), D The Hero (2010, grunge).
Faces from 2011: Monotaure, Shady Lane (3d, hand-printed), The Quick Monkey (ransom note face), Cool Hand PK, Figure Writing (Treefrog-style hand), Black Cobra (fat brush face), PK Cobra (chalk font).
Creations from 2012: PK Shaman (bilined font), Trout (a circle-based typeface), Cruel Sun, Dragonfly, Manta Ray (grunge).
Typefaces from 2013: PK Captain (a wonderful rough army stencil), Burnout (grunge), Fake Smiths, Yo Lobi (hand-printed), Viperine (circle-based sans), Cyclope, Elephant, No Color (counterless), Out of Tune (sketched face), For Winter (speckled grunge font).
Typefaces from 2014: Konstructa Humana Stencil, Crystal Lake, Caligula, Bad Caligula (grunge version).
Typefaces from 2017: Silure.
Typefaces from 2018: 3 Snopes, Major Snopes, PK Like Guston, Deluge (a script on drugs), Albertine.
Typefaces from 2019: Print Ogresse.
Dafont link. Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Paint Black Editions. Blogspot link. [Google] [More] ⦿
For her final project in 2015 at the Tagir Safaev Typography School in Moscow, Lina Tumarkina designed Mathilda Bold, a grotesque typeface for Latin and Cyrillic that is modeled after Morris Fuller Benton's Headline Gothic (1936).
In 2017, she designed the alchemic / hipster typeface Artemis, the ransom font The Many Faces (2017), and the geometric outline typeface Friendly. [Google] [More] ⦿
Livin Hell (was: Webbyen.dk)
Danish site with about twenty original grunge fonts made by Christopher Hansen, who is located in the United States: A Theme for Murder (2005, a great scary script), Got Heroin (2005, ransom note font), Carnivale Freakshow (2004, Western), Even Badder Mofo (2005), Living Hell (2005), Nemo (2005), Nemo Nightmares (2005), Dearest Dorothy (2005, curly), Deanna (2005), The Gingerbread House (2005, a curly creepy German expressionist typeface), Cocaine Sans (2005), Latchboy (2005, curly creepy face), Raiderz (2004), Shoguns Clan (2004), Sell Your Soul (2004), Nightmare Maker (2004), Beyond Wonderland (2004), Bad Mofo (2004), Pure Evil (2004), Pure Evil 2 (2005), Slaytanic (2004), Spinal T. Fanboy (2004), Frank Knows (2004), Requiem (2004), The Battle Continuez (2004), Against Myself (2004), Scratched Car Paint (2004), Punk Kid (2003), All Rejects (2003), 80's-hero (2000), If (2000), Insert-your-name-here (2000), Metalheads (2000), Funky2, GoRiLlaz-2 (2000), Punk-Kid (2000), Green Days (2002), Straight-Face (2002), se7en (2002), The Battle (2000), and Dwarves (2003).
See also here. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. FontShop link. Abstract Fonts link. Another Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free fat finger font Handy Handy (2012) and of the condensed hand-printed Screamyhand (2012).
In 2013, Mad Panda Fonts created MPF Kidnapped (ransom note font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Marco Inve. Graphic designer in London (b. Milan, 1991). In 2013, he created the ransom note style httype typeface, which uses letters from social media logos. His octagonal typeface Tubed (2015) is free, as is his rounded slab serif typeface Phobo (2015).
In 2016, he designed Pactim, a sans typeface influenced by Impact. He also published the tweetware squarish typeface Disorder and the taped font Grunge.
Old home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the ransom note font Found Type (2021). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark Ponton from California created the ransom note font 11111100 (2006). [Google] [More] ⦿
Dutch type designer whose fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal. They are now generally available from T-26. Some creations: BlackMail (1996, ransom note font), Educational, EricsSome (dot matrix face), Mould Archi (1997, grunge), Tsjecho (1997, a wood type simulation face), Wire And Planks (1997, a semi-stencil).
View Martijn Oostra's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look typeface Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.
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Como, Italy-based designer of the free ransom note font Not In Use (2016). This font has multiple glyph choices per character. For his MA Thesis in 2015, he created the Anatoma typeface family (Anatoma Uncial, Anatoma Sans, Anatoma Runes, Anatoma Humanist, Anatoma Gothic, Anatoma Gothic Book, Anatoma Book, Anatoma Grotesk), and wrote: Anatoma, or the Anatomy of the British Character: A study of British type design through the creation of a sans-serif typeface which aims to unveil the letterforms that shape the national typographic identity.
Designer of the free sans typeface Rabbit Fount (2015), Maria (2016, free: a typeface for stoners), and the blobby Ink (2016; a free typeface done for La Rivoluzione delle Seppie). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Morgan (whose real name is Heikki Juhani Hämäläinen) is an artist and gardener in Finland who was born in 1963 in Pälkäne.
In 2010, he founded Morganismi (in Finland's Sysmä), and created the children's hand Morganshand, the petroglyph font Rock Painting, the retro futuristic typeface 2010 Outta Space (2010), and the insult-inspired dingbat typeface 1HarshLanguage. Morganismi (2010) is a primitive human alphabet. Kauhaatos (2010) is a scary gothic face. Fraught (+Icons, which includes some fists) (2010) is a rough hand-printed stencil face. Curser (2010) is an old typewriter face.
Morgothick (2011) is described as follows: Morgothick is an ugly not-so-decorative blackletter font, hand-drawn like straight from the dark Middle Ages of drunk monks and dim chambers.
Riipale (2012) is a font family with two sets of hand-drawn characters.
Typefaces from 2013: However (ransom note font), Alph Deco (art deco outline font), Seriffi Morgan (an antiqued roman typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Snow Now.
In 2015, Morganismi published the handcrafted typeface Nippon.
Typefaces from 2016: Circus Minimus Pulex (+Icons).
Typefaces from 2017: Sulawesi (an adventurous font imitating old map styles), Sulawesi Kuwa (dingbats).
Typefaces from 2018: Ruutu (a funny faces font).
Typefaces from 2021: Pandemizing (a COVID-themed alphabet).
Typefaces from 2022: Alternasci (emulating medieval manuscript text, +Alchemia, +Magia, +Picturae dingbats; the upper case of Magia is the so-called Theban or Witch's Alphabet).
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Graphic designer in Alfeld, Germany. Behance link
Hildesheima (2012) is a free ransom note font based on letters and symbols found in Hildesheim's Schuhstrasse.
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Natasha Oi practices graphic design, infographics, and photography in Saint Petersburg, Russia. In 2010, she designed Symbolical font (2010). In 2011, she created an all-caps ransom note font for the brochure and invitations for the Japanese fashion designer Issey Miyake. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artist and graphic designer. Creator of the original font Wound (1999), in which palm lines are combined with letters. Not available to the general public. He also made IX, IX Corroded (1999, both ransom note fonts), Syscraper 99 (1998), Too Damn Tall, Scratch Your Eyes Out (1998, oriental simulation face), and Digital Stabbing (1998). No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nerfect Type Laboratories
Nerfect Type Labs in Berwyn, IL, is the foundry of Britton Walters (b. Atlanta, GA, 1973). Free fonts: Desmond (2003), Ausfahrt (dingbats), Bad Weekend (comic book font), Clint (2003), CursedMustache (2003), Clunky, Coffin Nails, Conspiracy (old typewriter font), Crap Magnet family (free at Chank's), Cursed Mustache, Demand (ransom font), Emma 65, G.I. Jerk, Goblin, Heavyweight, Hybrid, Joey, Kirok, Mental Junk Drawer (dingbats), Minibike, Mister Filthy, Mutant, Pixie (pixel font), Roadtrip, Sanford, Sex Shop, Skyland, Space Junk, Speed Demon, Stag Wart, Thug, Tricky Treat (2003). Pay fonts: Crunk, Go-Rilla, Kurtzberg, Monsterkit, Nerfect Cola, Outlaw, Muggler.
MyFonts.com sells some of their fonts: Stinky School Book, Creeps (2002, funny typefaces!), Ailene, Smuggler (2001), Crunk, Kurtzberg, Nerfect&Cola, Go-rilla, Outlaw, Class of 1964 (dingbats), Dingbatio, Mr. Walters-Casual (comic book face), Tricky-Treat (scratchy handwriting), Fiend (2004) and MonsterKit.
View Britton Walters's typefaces. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Bangkok, and junior designer at YWFT. Behance link. He made Fang (2010), a set of fonts (alphabets?) for Latin and Thai that mix letterforms as in ransom notes. He also made the texture face Montha (2010). Creations in 2011: YWFT Dekko (YWFT Dekko is an icon, symbol and pattern style dingbat font created with the ability to execute multiple design ideas), YWFT S3 (advertised as a folktronic, arts-and-circuits, crocheted robotic masterpiece of the first order). [Google] [More] ⦿
NSM Worldwide (or: Greek House of Fonts)
San Diego-based designer (b. 1971) of the free fonts Halloween Too (2015: dripping blood font), Joe Caps Underwood (2015: an old typewriter font), Bad Pad Distressed (2013) and Social Icons (2013), and of the ransom note fonts Distressed Ransom Note (2013), Scary Halloween (a blood drip font) and Yet Another Ransom Note (2013).
In 2016, he designed the dot matrix typeface Ugly Sweater and Ugly Sweater Font Icons.
Typefaces from 2017: Kurlz, Collegiate Greek, Greek House Varsity (Greek athletic lettering), Greek House Brotherhood (varsity font), Joe Underwood (distressed typewriter).
Typefaces from 2018: Hallowed Eve (dripping blood font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the ransom note font Newspaper Cutout White On Black (2021). [Google] [More] ⦿
Richard Kegler (P22) created P22 Dada in 1995-1996. Changes were made in 1998 and 2006. This style is sometimes classified under ransom note fonts and hacker fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who used Fontifier to create the ransom note font PDTNC-DirtBlackGrunge (2004). [Google] [More] ⦿
Or Ksenia Kuznetsova. Moscow-based designer of the tribal patterned color typeface Aleut (2018) and the dry brush typeface Drum (2018).
In 2018, she added the stars-and-stripes color font America, the color ransom font Anon, the color font Mexifont, and the children's book font Hands Up.
Typefaces from 2019: Handsup (a children;s book color font), Catsme (a cat-themed opentype SVG font), Crochet (an opentype SVG font).
Typefaces from 2020: Branch (a Latin / Cyrillic typeface whose Latin component could be used for slavonic emulation purposes). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of Misu Kim (2005), Earth Kid (2005, grunge), and the handwriting fonts Asian Guy (2005, oriental simulation face), Asian Girl (2008) and Alien Strawberry (2008, double strokes) and the ransom note typeface Black Casper (2009). In 2009, he created the paint drop typeface Clarisse, the outlined grunge typeface University High, and the grungy typefaces Make Juice, James Han and Northwood High. Celeste Hand (2009) is a handwriting face, while Gordon Heights (2009) is a soft sans. SCRATCH (2009), Irvine High (2010), Lexington High (2010) and INFECTED (2009) are grungy. Gothical (2009) is a grunge version of Fette Fraktur. White Tie Affair and Valerie Hand date from 2005. Creations from 2010: Rocketshop Town (eroded futuristic face), Lemons Can Fly (children's hand). In 2012, he started work on a didone called Serina.
Devian Tart link. Font Squirrel link. Another link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Great Dane from Copenhagen, Jakob Fischer, is a kindergarten teacher who designed over 600 typefaces. Mini-catalog, part I, part II. Aka PizzaDude, he started out making free fonts, but switched to commercial fonts later. His typefaces:
View Jakob Fischer's typefaces. View Pizzadude's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
These people made some poor quality ransom note fonts out of ZurichBT-BlackExtended and FuturaBT-Light: Personals01 through 05, dated 1999. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ransom Note Font
JonBenet Ramsey ransom note font, based on the ransom note in the Ramsey's house. Truetype, Mac and PC. By Robb Hill. In the font itself, the copyright is to Charles R. Hill. [Google] [More] ⦿
Utah-based designer of the brush script typefaces Peter (2016), Nancy (2016) and Corey (2016).
In 2017, she designed Rosemary, Spanish Moss, Think (ransom note type), Swirly Gig (a glorious exuberant party font), Versaille, Serene (thick brush script), Sketchbook, Outside In, Swell, Sol Man, Miso Happy, SackOPotatoes, Marsh Mellow, Jaya Bean, Heffe (grungy ransom note font), Lulu, Bit o Honey, Natalia, Clean and Clear (a great art movie font), Bon Appetit, Decor, Gwena, Arugula, Rachel, Gilbert, Colette, Baikal, JayBird, Irian and Arizona. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rodrigo Araya Salas
Rodrigo Typo (was: RAS Design)
RAS Design is Rodrigo German or Rodrigo Araya Salas, a designer from Santiago, Chile, b. 1987.
Rodrigo Typo link. RAS Design link. Dafont link. Dafont linkNewer Dafont link. Behance link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Old URL.
Creator of many hand-drawn free fonts.
His typefaces from 2008 and 2009: Super (2009, for signage), Snow (2009), Mari (2009), El Cubano (2009, dingbats of typefaces), Mental Freak (2009, outline), Freak Animals (2009), Brigada Ramona Parra (2009, dingbats), Happie (2009, dingbats), Santiago Icono (2009), Icono Skate Dingbat (2009), 78 Skate (2009), The Sorden (2009), Estilo Urbano (2009, stencil), Tetris (2009), Techno (2009), Kona (2009, childish hand), Parody Logoskate (2009, dingbats), Fat Love (2009), La Rata Bizarra (2008), Tabla (2008), A Mano Alza (2009), Maribel (2009, handwriting), Stencil (2009), Rayando (2008, chalky writing), Klam, Loco TV, Monos Frekis (2008, funny dingbats), Tabla (2008), Happie (2009, more funny dingbats), Funny Icons (2009), Kiltro (2008, dog dingbats), Pokemona (dingbats), Maniatico (scratchy outlined hand), Bizarro 1 (outline hand), Chile (dingbats), Freaky (2008, dingbats), Esquiso (outlined handwriting), Crazy Ras (outlined and hand-printed), Skatelove (2008, dingbats), Los de Abajo (2008, dingbats), Logoskate (2008), David (2008, flowing ultra fat face), Destruccion (2008, grungy), Skateboarding (2008, ransom note face), Mike Valley (2008, skateboard dingbats), Rodney Mullen King (2009, skateboard dingbats), El Chavo del 8 (2008, scanbats), Grande Maradona (2008, scanbats), Saintfont (2009, hand-printed), New Tetris (2009), September 11 Icon (2009, a powerful set of dingbats), Icono BMX (2009, bike dingbats).
Typefaces from 2010: Commando X (2010, a pixel dingbat typeface for computer games), Raya Irregular, Mari+David, Depressive Icon, Esquiso, Ego (2010), El Cubano (dingbats with typefaces), Barras Bravas (almost graffiti face), Globe Face (award winner at Tipos Latinos 2010).
Fonts done in 2011: Logo Font, Buen Dia (ransom note face), Drugstore (blackletter), Condorita (dingbats), KingKöng (a nice fat letter comic book face), Rolo (fat letter face), Logo, Comando X (a pixelized dingbat typeface based on video games), Catbox (2011, fat and rounded), Joia (a thin octagonal face), Plop (a "hip hop font").
Typefaces from 2012: Designio (rounded sans family), Nollie, Rocka (triangulated), Mosku (paint or blood drip face), Gigio Italia Bizarre (dingbats), Conny Rocket, Retro Hand Type (stitched), Wood (wood type simulation), Tritona, Nollie, Zdravo Maria (children's hand), Bordados (stitched typeface).
Typefaces from 2013: Mexe, Polly, Pintanina (+Pro) (comic book caps face; the Pro version appeared in 2015), Giger Free (inspired by the paintings of H.R. Giger), Rango (fat hand-printed face), Smile (fat signage face), Pequena (a fat finger typeface for children's books; in Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Children One, Lollapalooza, BRP (dingbats), Koni Black, Cusco, Rorschach, Children One (poster font), Varial Hellflip, Marty (hand-drawn poster font for Latin and Cyrillic), Barricada [not to be confused with the Barricada font by Sudtipos].
Typefaces from 2014: Marty Spring, Munky Negra (a creamy signage typeface by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Raphael Rodriguez), Tobogan (ultra-black poster face), Lilirun, Peral, Zurita (brush face), Ruba, Street Animals (dingbats), NegritaPro (funky), Ruda (brush face), Muro (thick brush type), Cucho (signage typeface), BRC (hand-printed), Konga (a chocolaty creamy signage script originally from 2012), Pony, Guakala, Alboroto, Loyola (a cartoon script started in 2013, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018), Froh (an informal fat stencil), Paihuen Pro (Mapuche-inspired letters), Helenita (perhaps useful for children's books; see also Helenita Dos in 2017), Macabro (a great hand-lettered and weathered typeface family), Box10, Ria, Bototo.
Typefaces from 2015: Mari+David, Good Friend (a primitive script), Galpon (a great vernacular signage and/or comic book typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; extended in 2020, with Bruno Jara Ahumada, to Galpon Pro), Smile Pro (a fat multi-style handcrafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Ardilla Small (a rounded organic sans by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Konga Pro (based on his own creamy script, Konga, from 2012), Mari & David (poster typeface), Forest Puyehue, Skatista (handcrafted script and skateboard dingbats), Ruba Style, Janmeid, Forma (experimental, robotic), Australia Skate (vernacular type), Tobi Black (for comic books and children's books, +Greek, +Cyrillic), Tobi Dirt, Basural (experimental).
Typefaces from 2016: Bowl, Aliengo (a fun Martian font family done with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Marty Two (a lovely handcrafted typeface, ideal for children's books), Minnie Play (a children's book typeface by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Camo (a layered typeface family by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Camo Dirt, Clarence World (with Andrey Kudryavtsev: a rounded cartoon font inspired by the logo of the Cartoon Network series Clarence; followed in 2017 by Clarence Two), Pequena Pro (+Cyrillic) (with Andrey Kudryavtsev), La Mona Kids, Konga Rock, Movskate (a skateboarding culture font by Rodrigo Araya, Juan Sepulveda and Patricio Gonzalez), La Mona Pro (72 styles: A feast of textures!).
Typefaces from 2017: Hatter Display (a Halloween font), Hatter Display Pro (+extensive dingbats), Hatter Cyrillic Display, Macabro Danger (wall paint style), Checkin Script (with four sets of travel dingbats), Caleuche (a bold weathered typeface, with Andrey Kudryavtsev; but that coauthorship was altered in 2021 to Franco Jonas Hernandez), Pequena Neo, Bike Park, Bike Park Two, Kawaii RT, Clarence Two, Portena, Mi Cocina (restaurant icons and dingbats), Big Foot Forest, Clarence Cyrillic (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Galpon Spring, Spike Bot (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Forest Two.
In 2018, Rodrigo Typo published these typefaces: Ding (a great fattish cartoon font, co-designed with Andrey Kudryavtsev and Franco Jonas; see also its extensions, Ding Pro (2019) and Ding Extra (2019)), Squick (a comic book / children's font family by Franco Jonas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Rodrigo Araya), La Pica Pro (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Catshape (dingbats by Rodrigo Araya), Tobi Pro (by Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas, and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Spiro (a retro almost psychedelic lettering font based on the series The Boatniks; by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev), La KonyBlack (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Ruda Two, Nuby (Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Garita, Alquitran (based on pixacao), Alquitran Stencil and Alquitran Rust (by Francisco Paez, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Rague Pro (a stone-cut font by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Hatter Halloween, Clarence Alt (a an almost bubblegum children's book sans by Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Nacho Rough, Naguel, Lolapeluza Two, Nacho (a Mexican party font by Rodrigo Araya and Franco Jonas).
Typefaces from 2020: Minado Rough, Toretto, Diablito One (a two-font and four dingbat-font package by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Bruno Jara Ahumada), Clarence Inline (a plump informal typeface family by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez), La Pica Bonus (a vernacular or supermarket style font and dingbat family by Andrey Kudryavtsev and Rodrigo Araya Salas), Ancoa Slanted (an angular display family in 15 styles; by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez), Ruina One (rough, distressed), fj Trance (a reverse contrast Egyptian by Rodrigo Araya Salas, Franco Jonas, Valentina Faundes and Jorge Morales Salas), Tunning (an all caps speed font), Skippie (a comic book family by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas, Bruno Jara Ahumada and Franco Jonas, and four sets of dingbats including Skippie Monster Lucha Libre and Skippie Monster Halloween), Ancoa (an angular 19-style layerable typeface by Andrey Kudryavtsev, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez).
Typefaces from 2021: Rinno (a rounded geometric display family by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez), Ripster, Elah (a children's book or supermarket font; with Andrey Kudryavtsev), Loyola Next (a 14-style sans by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Bruno Jara Ahumada), Clarence Pro (a vernacular supermarket font by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Franco Jonas Hernandez), Meche Pro (a 12-style ligature-rich poster typeface), Rambi, Willner (a 5-style display sans by Rodrigo Araya and Franco Jonas), Picaflor (a titling or children's book typeface by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Bruno Jara Ahumada), Picaflor Hand (by Rodrigo Araya), Picaflor Soft (a fine national park or children's book family of organic sans fonts by Rodrigo Araya Salas and Bruno Jara Ahumada).
Vectorlove won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012. Mona won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. View Rodrigo Typo's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in London and Birmingham. In 2016, to combat the pain he feels over Brexit, he created the pixel typeface Brixel (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts made in 2003 by Shinji Hamada (Shinji Blues): 100Soul, 100Strange, AlrightB, baboo, beck, Devil-Number, Eye, GetTheBluesP, Gold, hige, HundredItsGodEnough, Jelly-Stones (katakana only), KIDS, ODORONO, OldFont, ReafFont (caps with leaves), RecFont (white on black background), romantic (has roman numerals), SevenBeams (pixel), SevenHead (pixel), Shinji Blues, Sweet-Nipple, TelephoneCaster, WooWooWah. Dafont link. Another URL where we find (with repetitions): 100Soul, AlrightB, baboo, beck, BroadCaster, EYEfont, GetTheBluesP, Gold, hige, HundredItsGodEnough, KIDS, ODORONO, OldFont (Western), ReafFont, RecFont (ransom note), romantic, SevenBeams, SevenHead, WooWooWah, TelephoneCaster. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dover Press sold Oakland's Dan X. Solo's digitizations. Dan Solo (b. 1928, d. 2012) has collected over 13,000 sets of metal fonts, starting when he was 9 years old and growing up in Oakland, CA. Finally, in 2002, he stopped doing that and began converting all of his fonts to computer type. Solotype, his company, was established in Alameda, CA. He printed 30 books on fonts (with Dover), including The Solotype catalog of 4,147 display typefaces, and created hundreds of fonts. In 2007, Dan Solo retired from the font business. He died in 2012.
Robert Trogman writes: I know Dan X. Solo personally. He ran a typographic studio in Berkeley for over 30 years. He had a large collection of film fonts, including some of my own. He created thousands of fonts and is now retired and is an avocational prestigitator. Copyrights have run out on most of his fonts. He also protected himself by creating pseudonyms on the questionable font names. Stuart Sandler confirms that many of the fonts in Solo's Dover books are in fact from the Filmotype collection, which Stuart is digitizing right now.
Gene Gable writes: Dan Solo of Solotype in Berkeley was experimenting with photo type as early as 1945 and started doing optical special effects in the early '60s. And a number of the larger display-type shops developed their own techniques. But in terms of opening up new markets for display type (and giving designers more control over type setting), Visual Graphics and Letraset lead the way. These companies were proud of, and promoted, the fact that that their products could be used by non-typesetters with little training.
Bio. He wrote about himself: Dan X. Solo The Solotype Archive was begun in 1942 when I was 14. I was a kid printer for several years before that. At 16, after a quick three months of training, I dropped out of school and went to work full time as a radio actor and announcer in San Francisco. (Easy to get jobs in those days, due to the war-induced manpower shortage.) In 1949 and 1950, I created a magic show which played West Coast theatres with some success. After that, back to broadcasting. By 1962, I was completely burned out on radio, so I decided to see if I could make a living with my collection of antique types, which numbered about a thousand fonts at that time. In 1962, I sent out 4,000 catalogs showing the type to ad agencies all over the U.S. The timing was perfect (no thanks to me) because there was developing at that time a renewed interest in the old types. Business took off immediately. The Solotype collection was one of four commercial collections at the time, but I seemed to have been more aggressive in marketing than the other chaps. (Well, Morgan Press certainly knew how to market.) Two years into the business, I began to collect alphabets on paper for conversion to photo lettering, which was just becoming mainstream in the type business. We closed the shop for a month every year and went on a type hunt, mostly in Europe where there didn't seem to be much competition among collectors. Other typographers couldn't understand how we could do this, but I believe it made people appreciate the resource we offered even more. Over the years, the collection became quite large. When I closed Solotype a couple of years ago, I got rid of about half the archive (because the fonts were dull, or already digitized, or for a variety of other reasons) leaving me with about 6,000 fonts on paper or film. In 1974, I began to supply Dover Publications with mechanicals for books of 100 alphabets on a particular theme. I did 30 of these books over the years, and 30 more of printers' ornaments, borders, and so forth. Sometime in the 1990s, Dover asked me to digitize books of 24 fonts each, to be sold with a disk in the back. I did 12 of these. The Dover relationship came to an end when Hayward Cirker, the owner and my special friend, died and the company was sold to another publisher. Dover felt that they had covered the type field thoroughly. Now in my old age, my wife and I have a mindreading act that is great fun and good for the ego. Even so, when not traveling, I digitize type for relaxation and enjoyment, but have made no effort to sell it. Until now.
Solo's wood type/Western/ headline/ Victorian collection includes Acantha, Bindweed, Dime Museum (2004, a French Clarendon revived by ATF in 1933 under the name P.T. Barnum), Egyptian Oldstyle, Excelsis, Extravaganza, Rigney, Assay, Baraboo Banner, Beijing, Brevet (after a Victorian typeface from 1887 by Ernst Lauschke), Brussels, Cathedral, Cleopatra, Cognac, Crossroads, Dainty Lady, Dangerfield, Diablo, Dutch Treat, Grecian, Lord Mayor, Malibu, Minnesota, Moulin Rouge, Penny Arcade (1992, a Victorian face after an 1890 original called Mural by Boston Type Foundry), Trixie, Valerie, Valjean, and Zorro. Alaska is based on an 1890 design of Marder, Luse and co. Arcade imitates an 1888 design of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Bamboo (oriental simulation face) is based on a 1889 creation of Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. Behrens Antiqua and Behrens schrift are revival of early 20th century typefaces by Peter Behrens. Eccentric is a digitization of a 1898 arts and crafts typeface by Kingsley/ATF. Hansard is a revival of a display type published in 1887 by MacKellar, Smiths,&Jordan. Pekin is a digitization of a face, first designed by Ernst Lauschke in 1888 and issued by Barnhart Bros.&Spindler foundry in Chicago under the name Dormer, and revived by them in 1923 under the name Pekin. Charles Henry Beeler made a condensed sans serif issued by Mackellar, Smiths&Jordan foundry in 1887: it was digitally revived as Roundhead. Monument is a revival of a 1893 typeface by the Boston Type Foundry, but was also cast at the Central Type Foundry. Vienna Light is a delicate early 1900s type originally created by the German foundry of Schelter&Gieseke. Other designs: Bareback, Campaign (ca. 1970), Cigar Label (1997), Estienne, Farringdon (a western face), Goodfellow (digitization of wood type from 1895 found at Hamilton and probably due to W.H. Page), Harlem Text (blackletter), Houdini (ca. 1992), Memorial, Quadrille 2 (a simplified Tuscan face), Sparticus, Vanities (a Victorian type), Whirligig.
In 2005, MyFonts added Seminary (after a Victorian font from 1885 by Bruce Type Foundry), Margie (formal script based on Marggraff Bold Script by the Dresden foundry vormalig Brüder Butter, 1920s), Fancy Dan, Bamberg (2005, after a condensed wood type from ca. 1850), Fat Face No. 20, French Ionic (quite ugly--based on an 1870 Clarendon derivative by the Cincinnati Type Foundry), Hearst Italic (based on a 1904 typeface by Carl Schraubstadter of the Inland Type Foundry), Hearst Roman (based on a typeface from the Inland Type Foundry allegedly stolen from a hand lettering job done by Goudy, acccording to Goudy himself), Tally Text (early photolettering type of the comic book style), Welcome 1 (based on Van Loey-Nouri's art nouveau typeface from 1900). A list of some digitized fonts:
Images of selected typefaces: Agency Gothic, Alpha Midnight, Alpha Twilight, Anita Lightface (1977), Art Deco Display Alphabets, Ashley Crawford, Ashley Inline, Astur, Bamberg, Banco, Beans, Blackline, Bobo Bold, Braggadocio, Broadway Engraved, Busorama Bold, Busorama Light, Bust, Charger, Checkmate, Colonel Hoople, Corral, Dudley P Narrow, Dynamo, Earth (a futuristic / prismatic typeface revived by nick Curtis in 2015 as Terranova NF), Eclipse, Empire, Ewie, Fat Cat, Fatso, Festival, Futura Black, Futura Inline, Gillies Gothic Bold, Greeting Monotone, Grooviest Gothic, Hess Neobold, Hotline, Huxley Vertical, Inkwell Black, Joanna Solotype, Joyce Black, Koloss, Lampoon, Mania, Mania Contour A, Mania Contour B, Margit, Mindy Highlight, Modernistic, Monograms Stencil, Mossman, Neon, Neuland (+Inline), Phosphor, Piccadilly, Pickfair, Polly, Prismania P, Quote, Rhythm Bold, Shady Deal, Sheet Steel, Sinaloa.
The Solotype Catalog is a file with information on Dan Solo's typefaces, annotated with remarks about name equivalences and digitizations. The original file was due to Thibaudeau, but typophiles on alt.binaries.fonts have added to it in 2010. PDF version. Excel version. Text version. See also here.
View Dan Solo's typefaces. Another page on Solotype. Dan Solo's typefaces listed in decreasing order of popularity. View Dan Solo's typefaces. View Dan Solo's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made Calculate SP (2011, gridded), Randomize (2011, ransom note face), Digital Clock Display (2011), Inverse Sans (2011, white on black), Castle Dracula, and Five by Five (2011, pixel face).
Typefaces from 2012: Zagged SP, Chomps SP (ultra-fat), Sage Oil SP (tall condensed bold face), Dualview SP (shadow face), Twobit SP, Day Five SP, Airport SP, Slym Gym SP (skinny face), Calculated Connected (dot matrix), Microwave SP (LED font), Cube3 (3d face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Romanian designer of these free fonts in 2007: Antique roman (2 styles), Artistic swash, Caslon Swash, Cioroianu font (handwriting), Collage anonymous (ransom note), Fraktur, Human letters (scanbat face: an old erotic capitals face), Lapidary roman, Title page 1600 (scanbats). In 2008, he made the "aged" didone typeface 1600 and Century Modern Italic. In 2010, he created Century Modern TT Regular, Century Modern Shadow, and Ornament Borders.
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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] ⦿
Steve Mehallo was born in San Francisco in 1967. He is a freelance graphic designer, educator, illustrator and font designer specializing in brand strategies, custom font development and logos. His clients have included Monotype, Microsoft, Ascender Corp, The Unicode Consortium, Netscape, TiVo, Nike, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, The Learning Company and several more. He is also a past president of the Art Directors and Artists Club of Sacramento, board member of Another Poster for Peace, was the lead curator of the contemporary graphic design exhibition Spoken With Eyes at the UC Davis Design Museum and has taught design courses at UC Davis, Santa Clara University, The Art Institute of California and Sacramento-based American River College. First Redwood City, CA, and now Sacramento, CA-based. Creator of these fonts:
Klingspor link. FontShop link. Blog. MyFonts link.
Storm Type Foundry
Storm Type is a major Czech foundry that offers the inspiring work of Frantisek Storm (b. 1966, Prague). Most typefaces are made by Storm himself. The typefaces:
Alternate URL. Myfonts write-up.
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about his own Czech typefaces, on his Czech Typeface Project, and on the life of Josef Týfa.
Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Italian graphic design group headed by Gabriele Rigamonti (b. Italy, 1976), Carla Scorda (b. Italy, 1976), Vittorio Turla (b. Italy, 1975). The company is located in Rovato, Brescia, Italy.
Fonts sold by MyFonts: the DIN-inpired 6-style sans family Superbastone (2006), the futuristic Stereotype family (2005), the skull dingbat font Catacumbes (2006), the ransom note font Cavillus (2006), the dog dingbat font Charliedog (2006), the leafs dingbat font FontFoliae (2006), the Stencil G family (2006) and the rounded octagonal family Pied de Poule Text (2006) were co-designed by all three founders.
In 2007, they added Insects (dingbats), Design We Like (dingbats), MyFace (an award-deserving collection of typefaces), Friz Biz (simple children's hand), Washing Machine (dingbats), Superbastone (sans family), Superclosed, Supersquared, Superstarlike, and Superwood.
In 2008, we saw the publication of Retrofont, a very condensed high contrast sans.
In 2009, the dot matrix typeface Superpois saw the light.
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Keith Tricker (b. 1949) is the Creative Director of a UK advertising agency, and during his career has worked as both a copywriter and art director. MyFonts lists him as Keith Gordon. Klingspor link.
His foundry is Studio K: The foundry specialises in display fonts designed primarily for advertising, publishing, product packaging and signage.
He created the wavy typeface Calypso (2011), the techno typeface Charta (2011), the sturdy black typeface Anvil (2011), Jazz Age (2011, art deco), and the brush typeface Pagoda (2011).
In 2012, he published Hollywood Hills, Pier Arcade, Graffix, Skeleton Slab, the art deco typeface Tea Dance, the art nouveau typeface Paris Metro, Oscar Bravo (a heavy octagonal typeface), Café de Paris (a stylish retro--futuristic fifties style typeface), Barrowboy, and the stylish Contessa family.
Typefaces from 2013: Communiqué (rugged stencil face), Regency (influenced by Americana and Optima, it is a flared very humanist sans), Alma Mater (athletic lettering), Showbiz (inline typeface), Dynatron (retro sci-fi font), Mechanoid (elliptical techno sans), Canterbury (inspired by the shapes of the cathedral), Export Drive (a bold condensed cargo stencil), Soft Rock (bold condensed sans), Red Top, Colossus (an elliptical typeface that is a bit squarer than Microgramma), 4Square (elliptical), Aspidistra (art nouveau), Home Grown.
Typefaces from 2014: Belvedere, Joe Cool (a bold masculine headline typeface in the genre of Impact), Gravitas (a Bauhaus / futurismo typeface), Rock Face (sticky tape typeface).
Typefaces from 2015: Chenko (2015, a constructivist / brutalist typeface named after Rodchenko), Marazion (a rounded display sans), Castaway, Variety (ransom note font), Nightlife (an amoebic rounded stencil typeface that conjures up neon signs, DNA molecules and jelly beans), Rough Stuff (textured faded stencil typeface), Signpost (a drop shadow version of Red Top).
Typefaces from 2016: Cambourne (a luxury goods font advertized as cutting edge retro), Capstan (slab serif), Alonquin (art deco: a typographical tribute to Dorothy Parker and the New Yorker crowd who haunted the Alonquin hotel in its 1920s heyday), Cadenza, Exotica (described by Keith as Old World elegance meets Levantine luxury), Oxbridge (vintage compact titling typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Vagabond (a weathered vintage railroad font), Brando (slab serif).
Typefaces from 2018: Stamina (a sports font), Cybernaut. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of the ransom note typeface Comic Cloned (2008, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1954 in Ithaca, NY, Susan designed some of the original bitmap fonts for the original Mac in 1983-1984, including Chicago, New York, Monaco (download), FiveDots, Geneva, Cairo (dingbat font), LosAngeles, Athens and San Francisco (1984, ransom note font), while being a Creative Director at Apple (1982-1985). For Danger Research, she created the bitmap fonts Hamilton 5, Hamilton 6, Waverley 5, Waverley 6, Bryant 7 (2000). Interview with Cybergrrl. Atomic Media sells these pixel fonts of hers: Kare Five Dots (family), Ramona (script pixel font), Harry, Everett, Kare Six Dots (family), Biology (dings), Kare Dingbats, MiniFood, Ned, Sampler.
She explains the choice of names for the original Mac fonts: The first Macintosh font was designed to be a bold system font with no jagged diagonals, and was originally called "Elefont". There were going to be lots of fonts, so we were looking for a set of attractive, related names. Andy Hertzfeld and I had met in high school in suburban Philadelphia, so we started naming the other fonts after stops on the Paoli Local commuter train: Overbrook, Merion, Ardmore, and Rosemont. (Ransom was the only one that broke that convention; it was a font of mismatched letters intended to evoke messages from kidnappers made from cut-out letters). One day Steve Jobs stopped by the software group, as he often did at the end of the day. He frowned as he looked at the font names on a menu. "What are those names?", he asked, and we explained about the Paoli Local. "Well", he said, "cities are OK, but not little cities that nobody's ever heard of. They ought to be WORLD CLASS cities!" So that is how Chicago (Elefont), New York, Geneva, London, San Francisco (ransom note font), Toronto, and Venice (Bill Atkinson's script font) got their names.
Kare is also known for the original set of Mac icons.
The Apple fonts shown below are outline fonts made by Bigelow & Holmes on commission, based on Susan Kare's original pixel fonts. Susan Kare did not design the outline fonts sold by Apple at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of famous freeware/shareware fonts RansomNote and LeftyCasual. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the ransom font UntitledDotFont (2005). [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer at Fontkitchen Type Foundry of Stitch (2006), Hotplate family (2002, Linotype's Taketype 5 collection, a ransom font; with Nico Hensel), The Dig (with Nico Hensel), Acrobuzz (2002, dingbats) and Lucha Libre (2003, dingbat font). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
French youngster from Brive (b. 1992) who created the fun ransom or crime themed font simply called Tom (2007). He also made afGiHmtV (2007) and Archierotick (2007). Dafont link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tomo Fonts (was: We Are Tomo)
Argentinian digital type cooperative foundry run by Nicolas Massi. The fonts published by Tomo Fonts were made by a variety of people. Tomo Fonts created the handcrafted poster typefaces Tomo Claire (2015), Tomo Joseph (a slab serif), Tomo Ernest (a white on black dadaist ransom note font), and Tomo Zomba Pro (2015, described as retro horror).
Typefaces from 2018: Tomo Acuario.
Typefaces from 2019: Tomo Bossa (a cartoon font for Latin and Cyrillic), Tomo Haraka, Tomo Fango (a comic book font).
Typefaces from 2020: TOMO Ziguret (a fat finger font), TOMO Sponge, Tomo Pillo (an expressive blocky typeface), Tomo Trompa Pro (a retro poster font), Tomo Catcher (tall, handcrafted), Tomo Tosca (a stone age font), Tomo Dora Sans (tall, handcrafted), Maryhoid (a casual all caps sans), Mindwalk (a casual hand-printed font), Unione (a geometric sans in 24 styles), Unione GX (a variable font version of Unione).
Typefaces from 2021: Tomo Nara (a cartoon font).
Copenhagen-based designer who graduated as a graphic designer from Denmark's Designskole in the summer of 2004. He works as a freelance designer with type and identity design. His typefaces include the ransom note style font Pumpernickel (2002), Gauze (2000), 36degrees (2000), Trust (2001, a sans family discussed here), GeoSans (2003), and IntegriType (2004). He is working on a "superellipse"-inspired bitmap font A1 Roman (2002). Restricted link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the ransom note font Hitagi Stationery (2012). He explains: This font was made in response to the inspiration from anime "Bakemonogatari (Ghostory)".
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Turtle Arts Fonts
Turtle Arts Fonts is the Seattle, WA-based foundry of Kerrie Carbary (b. 1970), est. 2000. MyFonts page. Kerrie Carbary's creations: 3 D (2002), Ballard Avenue (2006, ransom note font), Bubbles (2006), Canvas (2004, brush), Collage (2003, ransom note), Cut (2003, rubber stamp font), Deck (2003, old playing card font), Eraser (2001, grunge), Handprint (2001, grunge), Inkblock (2005, grunge), Inkie (2006, hand-drawn pen), Jessie (2001, typewriter), Journal (2000, brush family), Paint (2002, a crayon / brush family), PriceTag (2005), Redemption (2002, grunge), Scripty (2005, curly handwriting), Spirals (2005, curly letters).
View the Turtle Arts typeface collection. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Salt Lake City who created a ransom note font called Bohemian Poster Font (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin-based FontStruct artist from Stuttgart (b. 1986, Esslingen) who studied at Johannes-Gutenberg-Schule Stuttgart (class of 2007) and studied in 2008 in Esslingen at the European School of Film and Design. He set up Typographic Design. The theme of most of his typefaces is erosion, deconstruction and grunge.
He made the striped techno fonts heavyLOUDedge, heavyLOUDedge_lineH, heavyLOUDedge_lineV, heavyLOUDedge_quad, heavyLOUDedge_raw in 2009. He also made Fat Cowboy (2009, FontStruct), QRcodeX (2009, like those airline ticket codes), Low Down Cut (2009), WebPixel (2009), ScrFibble (2009), ScriptSERIF (ransom note face), and Back To Heavy Coat Fat Ground (white on black family) in 2009.
Typefaces done between 2010 and 2013: SKATEBOaRDbraNds (2010, ransom note face), Gothic Hand Dirty (2010), SansLigraphy, Slice n Dice (2009), Riptape, Riptrash (2010, grunge), BackToHeavyCoatFatGround, Curly Lava Bubble (2010, dotted family), Hand Times (2010, a sketched Times Roman), BlockHead (2010), kiddySans (2010), webpixelbitmap (2010), dirtyDeoHandInk (2011), Modern Hand Fraktur (2011), Elegant Hand Script (2011), Wear Fat T Shirt (2011, squarish), Giraffenhals (2011, hand-printed), Phone Scan (2011), Slanted Italic Shift (2011), Neon Club Music (2011), Raw Delta Hand Street (graffiti), India Snake Pixel Labyrinth Game (2012, labyrinthine).
Typefaces from 2013: Hand Retro Sketch Times (layered poster headline family), Dirty Bubble Gum Grunge, Hand Skribble Sketch Rock, Hells Kitchen Devil God, Hand Scribble Sketch Times, Shaky Hand Some Comic, RawStreetWall (Volcano Type: grunge), Tag Hand Graffiti Trash, Viktors Littl Creepy Horror. Still in 2013, these commercial typefaces were published: Rip TRASH, Dirty Deo Hand Ink, Elegant Hand Script, Gothic Hand Dirty, Rip TAPE, MODERN Hand Fraktur, Giraffenhals, Raw Delta Hand Street, WEAR FAT SHIRT, HeavyLOUDedge, Soul Lotion, Webpixel Bitmap, India Snake Pixel Labyrinth Game, Kiddy Sans, MEGA SLANT LINE, NEON CLUB MUSIC, Slanted ITALIC Shift, Block Head, Happy Brain Creepy Thalamus.
Typefaces from 2014: Konstructa Humana Stencil, Hand Stamp Play Rough Serif.
Typefaces from 2015: Hand Sketch Rough Poster, Hand Stamp Swiss Rough Sans.
Typefaces from 2016: Hand Stamp Gothic Rough, Raw Street Wall (Volcano type).
Typefaces from 2017: Brush Poster Grotesk (2017, a fun semi grungy typeface designed for the children's exhibition 1,2,3 Kultummel from Labyrinth Kindermuseum Berlin by xplicit, Berlin (Annette Wüsthoff, Alexander Branczyk and Mascha Wansart) and Manuel Viergutz; loaded with glyphs and decorative extras like arrows, dingbats, emojis, symbols, geometric shapes, catchwords and decorative ligatures), Netherlands Dirty Numbers (a hacker style font), Mallorca Dirty Numbers (another hacker font), Hand Stamp Slab Serif Rough.
Typefaces from 2018: Hand Print Stamp Rough, Typewriter 1950 Tech Mono (a great old typewriter font family).
Typefaces from 2019: Icons Dingbats Symbols Set, Czykago Rough (with Alexander Branczyk).
Typefaces from 2020: One United Font (+icons), Hand Stamp Wood, Klein Rough Gemein (with Inga Luft: a font family that includes an icon set and several styles that emulate old German rubber stamps), LED pixel (65 styles), Boom Pang Pow (a cartoon font), TWIGS 4 kids (2020: designed for a garden exhibition for children by Daniela Costa, Julia Stanossek, Alexander Branczyk and Manuel Viergutz), DIY Fantasy Stamp, Euro Icon Kit, Brush Hand Marker, Chalk Hand Marker.
Typefaces from 2021: Wood Sans (a 12-style vintage wood type and letterpress emulation family), Pixel Pattern (a 9-style pixel font family), Hand Writing of Janina, Face Type, Hand of Hannah (a fat finger script), Plakat Wood (wood type emulation), Drunken Pixel, GDR Traffic Symbols, Hearts Love Smile (amorous dingbats), Open Tech Neue (Sans Serif, Invert, Outline, Slab Serif, Stretch, Box Puzzle and Icons). Cat Finger (a rough brush font), Kloetzchen (a set of blocky display types based on a 3d (physical) wood type by Peter Eckartz).
Dafont link. Alternate URL. MyFonts link for his commercial fonts. Klingspor link. Behance link. Blogspot link. Old MyFonts foundry link. Abstract Fonts link. Volcano Type link.
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Velvetyne Type Foundry (or: VTF)
Velvetyne Type Foundry (or VTF) is the French foundry of Parisian Frank Adebiaye (b. 1982, Versailles). It used to be called Velvetyne TypeForgery because he uses FontForge to design all his free fonts, which come complete with FontForge sources. Originally, it had many free fonts by Frank Adebiaye himself. At some point, it became more of a coop, and started publishing experimental typefaces by several contributors and collaborators. These fonts are reported elsewhere on my pages under the names of their designers.
Creator of some free (often experimental) fonts in 2010-2011. Cooperators include Sylvain Henri, Jérémy Landes-Nones, and Sébastien Hayez. Frank's typefaces:
Author of a book on the life and work of Fran+çois Boltana (2012, with Suzanne Cardinal).
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Volcano Type (MAGMA)
Magma Brand Design in Karlsruhe, Germany evolved in 2004 into Volcano Type. Magma is headed by Lars Harmsen (b. Hannover, 1964) and Ulrich Weiss. Lars Harmsen spent the first four years of his life in Chicago. He then moved to Geneva with his parents for eight years, and then moved to Karlsruhe. He completed his schooling at the French section at the European School. He first studied history and Germanics in Freiburg before beginning to study design at Basel, Boston, Saarbrücken and Pforzheim. He got his degree in graphic design, and in 1996 he founded MAGMA [Büro für Gestaltung] together with Ulrich Weiß. He is the co-founder of STARSHOT GmbH, a design company for sports products, now based in Munich. MAGMA created Type Foundry Volcano-Type.de and the internet forum Slanted.de. In the meantime, Slanted.de has become the most active German typography forum. Volcano Type offers commercial and some free typefaces: DigiBo (Boris Kahl), Objects (free ransom typeface by the house), MonoPoint and DoublePoint (monospace dot matrix families by the house), Amiga Normal and Rounded (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Screeny, Pixel and C64 Style (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Fette Pixel (pixel typeface by Florian Gärtner), Teckbo (digital typeface by Boris Kahl, who writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks), Psycho (grunge by Boris Kahl), Wald Ast (tree branch look by Sandra Augstein), Wald Blatt (tree leaf look by Tanja Rastätter), Rollerblind (a pair of dot matrix typefaces by Boris Kahl), Chaucer (uncial by Boris Kahl), Glossy (dot matrix typeface by Sandra Hofacker), Brüll (a funny frog dingbat typeface by Andre Rösler), Pax (a free peace symbol typeface by Heidrun Weißschädel and Alexander Kassel), Mud (free typeface by Boris Kahl). And these display typefaces by Florian Gärtner: Republic, Tacora. And finally the Fone 1 through 3 grunge typefaces by Florian Gärtner. The typefaces of Lars Harmsen (or co-designed by him) at Volcano:
Behance link. Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. MAGMA Brand Design link.
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Prolific Barcelona-based type designer. He started out by creating 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 typeface 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: Hospital Icons, Woodcutter Rare Drawings, Headache, Irresistible (rounded sans), Doctor Garcia (textured), Violence, Hipster Icons, Saint Valentine's Day, Mister Manson, Casino (dingbats), Christian Icons, Christmas Icons, Hermes Manero, Beauty (dingbats), Art Icons & Tools, Clouds Mix, Malamadre (grunge), Offset Punk, Manos de Cerdo, Hotel Oriental, Basic Trip, Popeye (scanbats), Viva la Fiesta (flag alphadings), Street Stencil, Supermarket, Ebola Font, Vintage Halloween, Motel Imperial, Clothes, The Second World War (army stencil), Tahs On A Rope, Penis (dingbats), Regular Show (dingbats), Parkinsonism, The 70 Greatest Directors of All Time (scanbats), Smartphone (alphadings), Dripping, Chaos in Wisconsin, Saturno, Gym (dingbats), Angie, Antique Book, Black Rodeo, Gutierrez+, Matias-Font, Viejo-Oeste, Woodcutter-Prison-Tattoo, old+sailor, Italian Revolution, Kid Nightmare, Anderson (rough stencil), Manero (scratchy script), Tecno-Chaos (dot matrix font), Neverland, 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), Dosmilcatorce, The Walking Dead (scanbats).
Typefaces from 2015: Rude High School, Imprenta Gonzales (white on black), Estrategia (textured style), Monkey Business, Venganza (dripping blood font), Woodcutter Executive, Left Hand Comic (textured), Dirty News, Gorilla BCN (a great handcrafted athletic lettering typeface), Neo Protein (bio-grunge), Barrio-Santo (graffiti style), Periodic-Table-of-Elements, TerrorToons, Vanilla-Candy, Baseball-Icons, Boots, Fine-Homage, Jesus-Christ (religious icons), Lock, Meredith (texturted typeface), Neo-Victorian, Old-Europe (soft blackletter), White-Army (military stencil), HeadWear, Oil-Icons, Pollito-Peligroso (white-on-black letters), Taxi, The-Dentist, Planeta Zero (white-on-black letters), Cronenberg, Hell Bar, Horror Poster, Big Gipsy Bro, Peccatum (bloo drip font), Tempus Fugit (grunge), Indiana State (a great shaded titling face), DJ Icons, Gentleman Icons, Dope Crisis (textured), Bad Quality, Love and Hate, Smoking (dingbats), Phantom of the Opera (dripping blood font), Video Games (dingbats), Beauty Initials, Knife, Ciudad Capital, System Error (dot matrix font), Rejilla (gridded font), Punk Survival, Watches, Barrio Chino (grungy typeface), Delayed (dot matrix font), Impertinencia, Ecology, Anchor, Comic Sandchez, Beard, Globe Icons, Jalisco Company (handcrafted 3d typeface), Summer Icons, New Art Deco (textured art nouveau typeface), Gordita Alegre, Banned World, Pixel Chaos, Dirty Grunge, Metal Curvy, Jazz Club, One Percent, Profile, Scoreboard, Sentencia, The Octopus (silhouettes of octopi), New Sailor (tattoo script), Cleaner, Bear Icons, Woodcutter Trama, Manolete (wavy font), Skully (alphadings), Big Designer, Vintage Punk (white on black), Streets of Fire (textured), Nordica, Belle Epoque (art deco), Bakery, The Worlds Best Logos, Special Unit (textured typeface), Manifesto, Shooter, Woodcutter Carnage, Black Rain (sketched), Soft Addiction, Digital Camera Symbols, Surf, Tailoring, Palo Santo, Morbida (rounded athletic letters), Fine Shadows, The Woodcutter (dings), Experimento (textured typeface), Seven Sisters, Senior Citizen (dingbats), Hotel California, Woodcutter Hand 2015, Fire Department (scanbats), Dolor de Muelas [toothache], Hamburger, Vintage Mixed Vol 1 and 2, Torremolinos, Ol Torero (bullfight scanbats), Formula 1 (scanbats), Presidents of the United States of America, Furure Blood (dripping blood typeface), Wild West Icons, Maravillosos, Territorio (textured display face), Forced Flowers, Black Hole, The Death, Extra Fat (comic book font), Cristobal, Cirilico, Fuck Off (a very useful raised middle finger font), Mexican Skull (the best Mexican skull font anywhere), Old Nuremberg, Maria Dolores, China, Street College, Rodriguez, Tourism, Community, Oklahoma (varsity font), Smartphone Icons, Science Icons, Horse, Greek Mythology, Persiana (a Venetian blind font), Alcohol, Whatsap Emoticons, Library (possibly the best library icon font today), Candelita, Remember Me, Flamenco, Universidad 2015 (athletic lettering), Sneakers, Fire, Industrial Worker, Europe, Abstemious, Police, School, Paris, Savage Empire, Nautical (dingbats), Crusader (dingbats), Woodcutter MMXV, Rats, Monster Mash, 5th Avenue Stencil, Baby Icons, New Space, City Icons, Diamonds, Punkland, Temblores, Puttana Antique, Human Anatomy (dingbats), Guerra Santa, Winter Icons, Farm, NeoWriter, Russia.
Typefaces from 2016: Woodcutter People Faces, Ear, Codociosa (grungy), Viking Hell, Simple Myopia (textured, halftone style), Bulbs, Emblem, Vegan Icons, Fleur de Lis, Pregnancy, Harley Davidson, Window, Owl, Native American Indians, The Toy Castle, Aristogramos Chernow, Mediogramo (monogram font), Yes Darling, Dilema Emocional (white on black), Original 301 (draftsman style), Emperador Oscuro (scribbly), Vespa (scanbats), Fine-Sheriff, Hard-Western, Olivia-Garcia (brush script), Woodcutter-Rude-Press (a great handcrafted poster typeface), Printing, Disabled Icons, Golf Icons, Electric Guitar Icons, Airport-Icons, Prudencia (pixel style), Rude-Basic, Stencil-Guerrilla, Tramita-club, Drone, Garden Icons, Feminine Hygiene, Psycho Dad, Intransigencia (textured), Fat Food Icons, Torrebruno, Home Appliances, La Pecosa (textured), Gyn Toons, Insect Icons, Bomb, Special Forces, Business, Irish, Female Underwear, Zombie Salad, Isometric Love, Dinastia (textured), Fireworks, Happy Birthday, Snake Mix, US Election, Spectrum, Extreme Simple, Drunk Sailor (tattoo font), Mountain (dingbats), Cafe Madrid (white on black), Celebration, Rabbit, Rude College, Words, Wingding Review, Transilvania (blood drip font), Tattoo Museum, El Arropeiro (dry brush font), TV (scanbats), Western Dead, Star Wuarras, File Types, Industrial Poison (grunge), Future War, Masacre Digital, Senor Domingo (grungy), Workout Routine (dingbats), Gipsy Bar, Finegrams (ornamental caps, monogram font), Diving (dingbats), Extupida, Dictadura, Euro Estilazo, Cul de Sac, Lions, Woodcutter Olla Barrejada, Cocaine, Monogramos, Gobierno (rounded sans), Maldita Comebolsas, Macho (spurred style), Eagle (great eagle-themed dingbats for East European coup d'etats ca. 1880), Fuck Love, Woodcutter Rocks (white on black), England (dingbats), Mechanic (garage mechanic dingbats), Rodaja (script), Le Petit Chaos, Old Deutschland (blackletter), Mister George, Cloud Candy, Ceporro, Old School Toons, Big Drama (fat poster style), Serial Font, Hotel Madriz, Lady Fiesta, Punk Army, Enfermo Rules, The Laguna, Casa Camaron, Mister Muerte (dripping blood font).
Typefaces from 2017: Sea Life, Sushi Sushi, Destruccion, The Barrio Caps (blackletter for gangs), Prehistoric Paintings, Sumo, Hot Air Balloons, Woodcutter Self-Portraits, Manero Universe (grune), Digital Dark Sister (LED font), New Watch (LED style), Free Biker (spurred tattoo font), The King, Canada, Super Hero, Target Shooting, Smokeland, Rabia Absoluta, Infringement, Gifts Icons, Sprinkled (textured), Miopia Internacional, Chupapollas, Orientalismus (oriental emulation), Technopollas, Doctor Punk (ransom note font), Global Terror, Bananas Social Club, Wedding, Coffee Icons, Archeology, Graffiti Tags, Maquina de Escribir (old typewriter font), Little Candy Shop, Madre Superiora (script), Territorial, Diogenes, Cyber Tittle, Pain Explosion, Panchito Style, Lightning Bolt, Pixeland, Club Seven Espadas, Chandelier, Computer Mouse, Restroom, Wash Care, Hell Circus, Extraterrestre, Pix Punk, Lamp, Pizza, Pirate Style, Vacaciones, Hecatombe, Fuente Manerismo, La Cucaracha (white on black), Plastic Surgery, Mafia Mix, Dirty Classic Machine (old typewriter), Woodcutter Noise, Cokelines, Simple Cream, Vintage Poison, Lighter Icons, Pacific Break, Maldito Gringo, Bazar Costa, Doctor Satan (dripping blood font), Caja Fuerte (textured stencil typeface), Saint Peter (brush script), Bela-Lisboa, Ear, Future-Socialism (constructivist), Poop, Retro-Toons, Tattoo-Pro-Icons, Victorian-Gang, Woodcutter-Justice, Writing, Amusement-Park, Linoleum, Funny Barber (shaded), Decadence, Victorian Gang, Depalma (spurred sans), Bela Lisboa.
Typefaces from 2018: La Gilda, Portugal Vintage, Call to Huesi, Wood Xmas, Black Empire (a fancy blackletter), Benedicto (a textured all caps typeface), Pixel Icons, Hysterical, Cadalso 74 (grunge), Gramitos, Negroni Chaos, Carajillo de Anis, Hail Disney, Pen Icons, Neo Spain (a glitch font), Adolfito, Anesthesia, Don Pasquale, The Imperial, Juanita Banana, Sovereignty, Bloody Winter (dripping blood font), Drunk College, Sunset Boulevard (shadow font), Miss Order (3d effect font), Burning Manero, Dirty War (a grungy military stencil), Press Division (a shadow font), Fight Team 18, Time To Dead (grunge), Woodcutter Clasica, La Nueva Vieja Escuela (a paint drip font), Woodcutter Animal Faces, Crochet (a softly spurred typeface), Marshal Manero, Nou Barris Bcn, Bad Things (a dripping blood font), Biker Vamp, Insuperable, Pain Shop, El Monstruo del Raval, Arabesque Ornaments, Fans, Tarraco City, Woodcutter Basic Viking (rune simulation), The Hurraca Company, Broken Press, Carnage 1974 (a dripping blood font), Manicomio Woodcutter (a very funny comic book style dingbat font), Amor (spurred), Rompetechos, Electric Punk, Happy Square, Bad Signal (a glitch font), Funny Death, Fresh Nieve (paint drip font), Rota en mil Pedazos (a glitch font), Perra Gorda, Goma de Mascar (a bubblegum font), Mister Love, La Deco Klan, Glitchland, Hackerchaos, Vicious Stencil, Hippie (dings), Skate (dingbats), Dinosaur Icons, Mastodontus, Alphaletras, Torito Style (a woven font), Problems in Wisconsin, Alarma Social, Rue Mademoiselle, Tree Icons, Go Go Sports, Rage Against Mom, Hell Kitchen, Black Order, Black Trident, Sale, War Times (dingbats), Ice Cream Icons, Bastardo, Titi Yayo Rules, Jailbreak, Britannia (blackletter), Venenosa (grungy letterpress), The Gallery (3d, sketched), El Puto Amo, Finolis, Lovegramos (monogram font), Smartwatch, Interferencias (glitch font), Hostage (ransom note font), Miss Antonia (grungy caps), Bocadilla de Mortelada, Bitcoin, Car Parts, Celtic Knots, Cock (rooster dingbats), Dubious Reputation, Funny Chaos, Garage Imperio (shaded, vintage), Geometriarquia (archeological stone font), Good Morning, Graphic Design (dings), Hard Core, HoldFast (spurred), MacizoCompany, Milk, New Gang (garage dingbats), Ninja and Samurai, PhayaThai (Thai emulation), Robotic Arm, Rotunda, Social Media Circled, Stone Block, Unicorn, Victorious (Victorian), Gypsyland, Modernist Chaos, Rata Negra, MMA Champ, Love Initials, Doctor Glitch, Mad College, E-Commerce (dingbats), Sheriff (dingbats), Outline Mix, Stencil Icons, Fairy Tales (dingbats), Alfabetizacion, Night Fever Again, Jodido & Noble, Woodcutter Oligarquia, Screwdriver, Baroque Explosion, Seville Kid, Huesitos, Hanging Party, Brave Grams, Tower of London (outlined, Tuscan), Quintanar de la Orden, Punk West, El Forastero, The Enemigo (ink splash font), El Camino, Finisterre (thin sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Ho Chi Minh City, Retro Team, Brushland, Stamp Empire, The Drama Army (an irregular military stencil), Space Grunge, Disturbed (a glitch font), Dead Corporation, El Tito Adolfo (textured), Dirty Deco, Mister Black, Grunge Manifesto, Dark College, Indian casino (a striped Far West font), Heil West (Tuscan), Bonesitos (a bone font), Bad Santa Company, Felipe Segundo, Vanity Garden, Rough Blacky, Rough City (textured, weathered caps), California, Canarias, Chernobyl (weathered), Beauty Bee (an inky script), Chain Style (a bike chain font), Spaniard Soldier, The Matadero (a slimey font), Lapicero, The Minima, House Icons, La Distinguida, Fuente Jalisco, Cordoba, Extreme Glitch, Simulacro, Dies Irae Saloon, El Hispano (decorative Tuscan capitals), Senorita Esmeralda (Tuscan; white on black), Easy Listening, Cool Chaos, Guarrilla, Big Dealer (a grungy poster typeface), Lord British (decorative caps), Cantina Jalisco (Tuscan), Disco Paradiso (brush font), Dark Metal Institute, Asteroide, Bloody Office (dripping blood font), Los Chapters, Home Entertainment, Witch, Cemetery King (dripping blood font), Steel Soldier (a military stencil), Estreno (a dot matrix font), Cat Faces, Gears Icons, Flower Icons, Hardcore Poster, Northern Army (a military stencil), Casimiro, Pantano Gipsy (sic), Zodiac Mix, Insane Empire, Break Summer, Wood Hell Company, Merluza Company (a grungy typeface), Metalurgia Sexual, Aztec Icons, Cemetery Picnic, Pantano Thing, Falange Punk, Jupiter Team, Breakdance, Origaminator, Gothic Gotera, Friday 14, Wifi Icons, Parque del Buen Retiro, Bato Todo El Rato (a graffiti font), Neo Nacional (a shadow font), Capitan Morgan (a Tuscan pirate font), Habitacion 37, Santa Monica (a shadow font), Casino Bar (shaded font), El Boxeador, Attack the Block, Sister Ant, Hard Tree, Another Round, Charcuteria, Thor Gonzalez, Crappy Town (grungy), European War (eroded military stencil), Rock of Times (3d), Crazy Saigon (shaded), Diamondgrams (monograms), Humanoide 2014 (a dripping blood font), Cheddar Cheese (weathered type), Alberto ha Vuelto, Sweet Cake, Cortocircuito (a glitch font), Potorro Angular, Hijo Puta Peligroso (a 3d shadow font), Constitution, Mastodonte, Street Reich, Hispania Manero, Pureta, Pandora, Spray Letters, Roca de Escama, Fat Mom Rules, Thespian, Stencil Time, Isometria Club (3d), Meteoritox, Cinema Capitol, Barna Break, Scratch Night Team, The Estampada, Afterhours, B-Team, Caballito, Ampersand, Gothic Manus, Espana (spurred, Western), Circus Manerus (Tuscan circus font), Hood Army Stencil, Negative System, Positive System, Pagan Symbols, Andy Capp, American Sign Language, Tiki Idols, Greek Column, Maze, Euro Western, Speed Grams, Tiki Tako, Burgos City (waethered caps), The Company (inline caps), Waste Money (a striped money font), Speedy Retro (a circus font), La Rapidita (a speed emulation font), Chill-out Gang, Resistance (grunge), Normandy Squad (condensed military stencil), Last Round, Tecno Extrema, Madrid Grunge, Escabetxina, Face To Sun, Sailor Gonzalez (a tattoo font), Times Now (a codex font), Sergi Tete, Orgasm Co.
Typefaces from 2020: Pocket Change, Basura Humana, Korean Icons, Construction Icons, Cowboy Manero (handcrafted, Western), National College, Big Junkie Joe, New World Order, Le Club Parisien, Hardcore Attitude (grungy), Orchestra Icons, Soccer Icons, Tennis, Billiard, Startup Icons, The Fortune, Imperator, La Ramera de Barcelona, The North Hell, Soccer Team, Traditional Punk (a ransom note font), Seismo Club (a glitch font), Ugly, Pistolas, Thailand Icons, Renderland (beveled), Traditional Tattoo Parlour, Retro Computer (halftone font), Vintage Glitch, Torquemada in da house, Louisiana Biker Shop, Le Casino Royale (vintage caps, almost Tuscan), Property of Thor, Los Angeles MMXX (a dripping blood blackletter), American Dreamer (a circus font), American Signs, Back To The Fantasy, Badass Draws, Ballooning, Barcelona Streets (a dripping paint font), Battle of Gettysburg, Bisturi Night Club (a marquee font), Born To be Strong (grungy), Bourbon Whiskey, Century Manero (blackletter), Crunch Motel, Decorative Stencil, Drunk Company, Fat Enterprise, Fellini Club, Gameboard, Gorilla Team, Grandma Rules (a stitching font), Grindcore Records (a scratchy font), Hygiene Icons, La Cebadita, Laia the Great Blondie, Latino Heart, Mass Hysteria, Neo Metropolis, Old Celtiberian (blackletter), Oscuro Club (a heavy grungy brush font), Pandemic&co, Poster Queen, Retro Killer (splattered blood font), Saint-Tropez, Sangre y Arena, Se Esta Lianado, Skate Brand (grungy), Spanish Nightmare (a glitch font), The Happy Bear, The Poster King (grungy), Trabello, Trapeze Artist, Western Samurai, City of Brussels, Daddy Ink (a dripping blood font), Conflictive, Albacete Team, Ornaments Salad, Strong Brain, Hand Shadows Icons, Hello Kitty, Bunker Lowercase (a blackletter), LSD Glitch, Rounder Dirty Team, Ole Torrero, Doctor Terror, Hello Chilly (a glitch font), Donuts Icons, Candy Icons, Holy Bible, Old Japanese, Gothic Notausgang, Adventure Magazine, Nordic Thunder, Black Metal, Franco Bros, Saigon Hotel, Piratas, English Bulldog, Mount Olympus (stone cut Greek emulation), Recreativos, Coronavirus, Dirty And Elegant (grungy), 18 Army (an army stencil), Dirty Streets (grungy), Dark Citizen (grungy), Wild Spain, Marbella, Woodcutter People Faces Vol2, Hawaiian Icons, Vietnam, Maps of USA, Comandante Glitch, Planets, Documenta (a shadow font), Ghetto Bros, Charnego (a wooden plank font), Westfalia (a blackletter), Oi!oi!oi! Party (a ransom note font), Bad Gringo (Tuscan), La Formalita, Sabandija Asquerosa, Woman Faces, Dark Tales, Model Woman Silhouettes, Super Impacto, Adolfo's Punk Restuarant, Virginia, Henry McCarty (a grungy western font), Neo Euskal Herria (a Basque font), Heartbreaking, Battery Icons, Space Rangers, Terremoto, La Distorsionada (a glitch font), New York Press (textured ultra fat caps).
Typefaces from 2021: Retro Grunge West, The Bandido (spurred), Casino Madrid, Rosita's Dinner, Mom's Gang (a grungy slab serif), Las Brigadas (a military stencil), Typewriter Grunge, Fire Safety Icons, Zodiac Killer Code, Hearts Salad, American Offset (a halftone texture font) Schizoid Personality, Happy Ending (a dripping semen font), María Magdalen, Nuevo Orden Nacional, Future Shit, Carnage Movie Poster (brush), Big Holidays (counterless), San Judas Tadeo, The King Of Wall (a ransom note font), Graffiti City, Spanish College (a sports font), Campo De La Bota, History Icons, Gothic War, Rocking Bunny, White Storm, Police Department, Rebel Hero, Graphic Lady, La Casa Del Cementerio, Picapiedra (a 3d stone font), Barcelona Scared (a dripping blood font), Nightmare On Raval Streets, High Moon, The Lord of War, La Isla Tortuga (a pirate font), Carmen Polo Superstar (script), Napolitana, New Dimension (3d), Heavy Steel, Barna Hardcore, Fine Books (Initial caps), Descompensada (a ransom note font), Rifle Casual, Espana Imperial, Big Titles, La Costa Dorada is Spain, Brasil Icons, Indonesian Icons, Los Guripas (a grungy blackletter). [Google] [More] ⦿
American graphic designer (b. 1982) located in Medway, MA, who has created many free fonts, and some low cost commercial fonts. He is also known for his web comic, Dubmarine. Until 2006, all his fonts were free, but starting in 2006, he started selling them via MyFonts.
In 2004, he created Airstrip Four, AlphaEcho, Boston Traffic (a freestencil typeface), Breakaway, CarbonType (old typewriter), Corporate HQ, DataControl (nice octagonal face), DataControlUnifon, Delta Echo, Eurocentric, FormerAirline, GangofThree (oriental simulation), Helsinki (comic book font), IonicCharge (LCD simulation), JamPact, KarmaticArcade, KnowYourProduct (stencil), LandSpeedRecord, MajorSnafu (stencil; Major Snafu Pro (2012) is a cooperation with Cheap Pro Fonts), NervousRex, Osaka-SansSerif (techno), PillboxOpaque (dripping blood face), QuickEndJerk, Refrigeration, SiameseKatsong, Tetroserbogia, Umbrage, Virgo01, Whitehall1212, Xenophone (+Pro version in 2011), Yukarimobile, ZonaArmada. In 2005, he designed FrauleinUnifon, Fraulein, Fraulain II, Fraulein Hex, NukuNuku (oriental simulation face), OffshoreBankingBusiness, PlannedObsolescence, TerryScript, Wunderbar, YachtingType, Zero&Zero-Is, Xerography, FrauleinHex, ICBMSS20, ICBMSS25 (stencil typefaces), Hydrogen Type, Gumbercules, Kremlin (Cyrillic letter simulation; followed in 2010 and 2014 by Kremlin Pro and Kremlin II Pro at CheapProFonts), Johnny Homicide, Lilac Malaria, Motorway, Offshore Banking Business, Planned Obsolescence, Nuku Nuku Paradiso (Asian simulation), Quadrophonic, Ruth Script, Shoplifter (ransom note font), Under Influence (scratchy face), Viva Allende, KarmaticRevolution (with Mike "Karma" Alkire), RanmorianStd-B (artificial language script) and Ex (kana).
His 2006 additions, still free: Big in America, Maxine Script, Gisele Script, Siamese Katsong (oriental simulation), Pokopen, Grecian Formula (Greek simulation), Edo (brush; this became Edo Pro in 2010), Armalite Rifle (grunge stencil; a Pro version followed in 2010), Ruth Script, Terry Script, Oil Age Heiroglyphs (grunge), Nyamomobile (gorgeous futuristic stencil face), Q-Bert's Funeral, Xtreme Chrome, Fawn Script, Ukiah Caps (a hip all caps face), Banzai (fake Japanese), 106 Beats That, Azudings1, Fawn Script, Freelance Kamchatka, and Daisy Script.
Commercial fonts: Sixpak (2008, pixel face), Jaipur (2007, Indic script simulation), Santa Mensch (2006, brush face), Celonius Mark XIX (2006 geometric design), Argon Type (2006, futuristic), India Echo (2007, futuristic), How to Consume Oxygen (2007, grunge), Statue Of Liberty's Underwear (2007, Russian constructivist style), Moon Corps (2007, katakana), Underwood Champion (2008, free distressed typewriter), Heavy Data (2008, a computer simulation face). Perlmutter (2008) is a Hebrew and Yiddish font designed for the purpose of legibility at great distance (included are niqqud, letters with dagesh, punctuation, sheqel sign, and aleph-lamed ligature). In 2009, he created Edifice Wrecks (graffiti), Damon Script (comic book face) and Maritime Flags and Curses (dingbat face). Fonts made in 2010: Single Sleeve. In 2015, he created Extended Play.
Fonts at FontStruct in 2009: Newhome (LED simulation).
Free fonts made in 2011: Death to Smudgey (grunge), Lino Chisel (2011).
Fontsy link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. Kernest link . Devian Tart link. FontM link. Dafont link. Aka Xaviera Comics. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Buenos Aires, Argentina, at some point located in Madrid, Spain, who made the free purely geometric typeface called Geometric Way in 2010.
In 2014, Yai made the free decorative caps typeface Craft (for craftsmen), the Greek-inspired caps typeface Hera and Destroy (2014: futuristic ornamental initials. Free download). In 2014, Tano Veron and Yai Salinas co-designed the free vector format colored display typeface Carioca.
In 2015, Yai Salinas created the hipster typeface Hera, the free blueprint font Craft Font, free vector font Helana (color, all caps) and the free decorative caps typeface Sea.
Typefaces from 2016: The free experimental draftsman typeface Lieben, the free textured ink-saving Arial GTI and Times GTI, the high contrast didone-inspired free fashion mag typeface Ginebra (revitalized in 2022 as GinZwei), the free decorative blackletter typeface Ethelvina, and the free thin connect-the-dots typeface Fina (which was designed for Design Hooks).
Typefaces from 2017: Gaia (floral caps), Aires (a free color font at Fontself), the free textured color typeface Electra, the free colorful all caps Ariel Black typeface.
Typefaces from 2018: Mercurio SVG (+color), Iris SVG, Russia 2018 (color fonts), Portugal, Sppain, Germany, England, France, Argentina, Flux (a nicely textured all caps color slab serif), Agatha (a free tall condensed slab serif).
Typefaces from 2019: Margo (floral initial caps), Renata (a text family), Flora (textured caps), Easter (textured caps), Antiça, Crack (decorative caps), Christmas, Itze (a colorful textured all caps typeface), Demeter, Regia (floriated caps), Venus (free).
Typefaces from 2020: Kaliope (a delicate and daring fashion mag display typeface), Acelga (a warm text typeface), Mora, Cut & Paste (a ransom note font), Nagy (Memphis-style exuberant capital letters), Block (3d), Konga (a wonderful color font).
Typefaces from 2021: Mood Font (colourful and festive), Cleo (decorative caps).
Flickr page, where she goes under the name Dopamina. Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. In 2015, she created a smorgasbord / ransom note typeface, Old Town, based on letters seen in the old town of Santiago de Compostela. [Google] [More] ⦿
You Work For Them (or YWFT; formerly Cinahaus or TrueIsTrue)
Michael Cina (Minneapolis) is the cofounder of WeWorkForThem and YouWorkForThem (in 2002), also known as YWFT. Before that, he ran TrueIsTrue, and before that was partner in Test Pilot Collective (which he left in 2001), and before that he ran Cinahaus. YWFT is located in Knoxville, TN and/or Baltimore, MD. The creative director is Michael Paul Young.
Cina's fonts include the pixel fonts YWFT Caliper (1998), YWFT Bit (1998), 6x7oct (1998) and BlackGold; the handwriting font Cinahand; Blessed (1999, techno), YWFT Cam (1998, a slab serif based on industrial lettering), CommunityService, Crossover (1998, dot matrix with stars instead of dots), Composite (1998, octagonal), Formation (1999, a big octagonal family), Jute (2004, a masculine, military, sans-serif), YWFT Maetl (1999, octagonal, angular family), YWFT Moteur (a technical, retro, machine-like design; it briefly went under the name Alloy---in the early 2000s it was heavily used in the video gaming magazine Playstation), YWFT Novum (2002: a heavy block font that draws inspiration from a typeface originally used by the Swiss graphic designer Siegfried Odermatt), Pakt, Reversion (1997, squarish), Selector, Selek (1998, pixelish), YWFT Blackgold (2000, pixelish), Service (2001-2002, an octagonal family), YWFT Signature (1998), Trisect (1999, three-lined family), Unisect (1999, organic monoline sans), YWFT Ultramagnetic (1996, a popular rounded gothic typeface family), Ultramagnetic2 (1999), YWFT Ultramagnetic Expanded (2011), YWFT Ultramagnetic Rough (1996-2017), Unfinished. Bastard (1998), Kcap6 (with Matt Desmond), Cheese (1998), Novum (2002), Overcross (2002, unfocused letters), Stem (1998), Testacon (with Kral and Desmond, 1999), Praun (2002, pixel typefaces), OneCross (2002, pixelish stitching family), Estenceler (2004, a great stencil family a bit related to Milton Glaser's Glaser Stencil), Graphium (2004, octagonal Western style family), Expos (2004, graffiti or poster face), YWFT Pixacao (2007, after the Brazilian graffiti style), Vox (2007, monoline sans), Militia Sans (2007, like a Russian constructivist stencil), Jupiter (roman), Militia (2007, heavier stencil), Merc (2007, grunge), Guild (2007), Clarendon Text (2007, a complete revival), Jezebel (2007, script), Ambassador Script (2007, a digital revival of Novarese's typeface by that name), Enam (2002, influenced by Crouwel), Enigmatic Hand (2007), Dusty (2007, a Tuscan-eared Western font), YWFT Poplock (2007, experimental), YWFT Pakt (2004, geometric sans), Sudsy (2007), Black Sabbath (2008, ultra black slab serif, by Stefan Kjartansson), YWFT Belle (2008), YWFT Agostina (2008), YWFT Bitwood (2007-2017, pixelish Western typeface), YWFT Mullino (2009, letterpress emulation), Trithart (2008, grunge by Emma Trithart), YWFT Tapscott (2008-2017, informal and nostalgic all caps family, in the style of Rennie Mackintosh), Habano (2008, script), Amorinda (signage script), Retron (2008, connected script), MD01 (medical-themed dingbats), Adelaide (script), Centennial Script (calligraphic), Alexia (calligraphic), Ultramagnetic (experimental), Nash (1997, grunge), Amber (kitchen tile), Fab (3d), 6x7 Oct (1998, pixels and dots), Wool (2009, stencil), YWFT Matter (2009, a wide bold grotesque), YWFT Merriam (2009, a Clarendon-styled slab serif), Agostina Alternate (2011, with Michael Paul Young and Taechit Jiropaskosol), Ramsey (2012), YWFT Dessau (2013, schizograms and capitals like Bauhaus on drugs), YWFT League (2014, inspired by college football jerseys), YWFT Yoke (poster typeface done with Pintassilgo), YWFT Illuminati (2015, abstract capitals).
Blog. His lovely g poster (2010).
House fonts at YWFT by unknown designers: YWFT Knit (2010: knitting patterns), YWFT Motif (2015), Ramsey Condensed (2015), YWFT Roamer (2016), YWFT Whisky (alchemic), YWFT Psychosis, YWFT Processing (2001-2010: YWFT Processing was developed in 2001 for Casey Reas, the co-creator of the Processing programming language. We created this display face to be sharp, tall, unique and interesting...much like Mr. Reas himself. The font was derived from an original logo that already existed, and we continued the idea into a fully working six-weight font family. YWFT Processing was converted to Opentype format in 2010), YWFT Filbert (2012), YWFT Nim (2012, combining the hipster style with overlays for bevel and shadow effects), Dogma (2012, alchemic), Attic (spooky poster face, in EPS format), YWFT Yoke (textured all-caps), Riblah (2003, dot matrix), YWFT Fraktur (tattoo face), YWFT Burls (2013, fat poster typeface), YWFT Coltrane (2011, handdrawn poster typeface), YWFT Symplify (2013: haute couture snowflakes), YWFT Smoothie, YWFT Chance (2016), YWFT Skipper (2016), YWFT Wheatgrass (2016), YWFT Estee (2002-2017), YWFT Watermelon (2017), YWFT Ink (2017, originally designed in 2008), YWFT QUE, YWFT Burtonian (2017, named after Tim Burton), YWFT Crew (handcrafted), YWFT Maudlin (2017), YWFT Liana (2017; perhaps plumbing dingbats, who knows?), YWFT Victoria (2010: a bonbonnerie type), YWFT Valley (2017: a Memphis movement type), YWFT Wellsworth (2017), YWFT Harmony (2008-2017, a curly calligraphic script), YWFT Edger (2017), YWFT Chateau, YWFT Gummy (2002-2018), YWFT Blender (2018), YWFT Fluctuant (2018: a variable font), YWFT Gavin (a ransom note font) (2021), Ramsey (2021: a 54-style rounded squarish typeface), YWFT Hugo (2021: a child's hand).
View Michael Cina's typefaces. Alternate URL. Behance link. Interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Zetafonts (or: Studio Kmzero, or: ZeroFont)
Italian design firm in Firenze consisting of three graphic designers, Francesco Canovaro, Debora Manetti, and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini. It has evolved into Italy's premier and most prolific type foundry. Canovaro's Behance link. Also called ZeroFont and Zetafonts, this type foundry exhales joy---in every design and presentation, the passion of the designers bubbles to the surface. Blending a delicious sense of humour and a great aesthetic taste, Zetafonts is a typographic delight. Their typefaces:
Corporate typefaces were designed for Lucca Comics and Games, Digitalic Magazine, Kair, Unicoop, and Istituto Europeo di Design.
Behance link. Zetafonts home page. View the Zetafonts library. Abstract Fonts link. I Love Typography link. MyFonts link. Type Department link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿