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Abecé Festival Tipografico
This festival or happening in 2011 in El Salvador led to 66 freely downloadable experimental typefaces. A list:
- Sequence Light, Cubic Bold and Structure Wave by Judith Sales.
- LLyang2001, Color Code 2002 and CKT-ECA2004 by William M. López
- Tridens, Black Model and Modern Curve by Francisco Matute.
- Glifos, Lanzas and Máscaras by Claudia Urbina.
- Cartoon 80, Macbeth and Water by Edwing G. Ramos.
- Clip, Paralela and Circular by Maya Siliezar.
- Sideral, Styckpo and Bub by Jorge L. Cordón.
- Splash, Boom and Palillo by Marjorie Hernández.
- Kebra-Jc, Splahs-Apple and Fonteye by Juan C. Arévalo.
- Staind, Cube and Stilo by Mario Arias.
- Anubis, Trident Field and Boomerang Brand by René Ruiz.
- Crescent, Anglex and Brick Collapse by Mauricio D. Canales.
- Woodlife, Abduction and Goosehell by Renato Romero.
- Vector-3, Middle Bold and Regulus Cubiculus by Felipe Ronquillo.
- Square-Hook, String line and Half Curve by G. Rodriguez.
- The grudge, Tiny Curly and Rama by Diaz.
- Fattycurve, Squaretype and Triangle type by Granados.
- Happy clown, Cosmo Boo and Jumpy by Silvia Mejía.
- Kenjix, Bunbabun and Soplodetinta by Vladimir Ramos.
- Lines, Granede and Fam by Tanya Escalante.
- Elemento, Indiferente and Space by Bernardo Osegueda.
- Benklin Lite, Sound Test and Liken Regular by Benjamin Solano.
As a fine representaive in this list, Vladimir Ramos from San Salvador designed Soplodetinta, an ink splatter typeface. [Google]
Graphic designer in San Salvador, El Salvador. With Saipin Chen, she created the hairpin-themedf poster typeface Sandina (2013). [Google]
Architectural designer in San Salvador, El Salvador, b. 1987. Creator of the hand-printed Black Roses (2009, Fontcapture). Home page. [Google]
Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, this Barcelona-based designer created the logotype Marlin (2011) for a yachting company. [Google]
Sn Salvador, El Salvador-based creator of the hand-printed typeface Mangui Type (2012). Behance link. [Google]
During his graphic design studies in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Alexander Saavedra designed the paperclip typeface Fasten Wire (2014). [Google]
Ana Patricia Baron
Ana Patricia Baron (San Salvador) made the techno family Baron (Standard, Wide, Condensed; 2009, Fontcapture font). [Google]
During his graphic design studies in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Andres Quijano designed the ornamental caps alphabet Leg Font (2013). [Google]
Inspiration site about typography run by a law student in El Salvador. [Google]
Graphic designer in San Salvador. Creator of the modern psychedelic typeface Essence (2011). One of her school projects involved the development of the monoline typeface Angular (2011). [Google]
Graphic design student from El Salvador currently living in Buenos Aires, Argentina. He created the children's book alphabet World of Goo (2011), which is based on goo, dirt, slimy monsters and worms. [Google]
During his studies in Antiguo Cuscatian, El Salvador, Chrystian Zaldana created the display typeface Added (2013). He also designed a set of mock icons for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games. [Google]
Multimedia designer in la Libertad, El Salvador. Creator of the brush typeface Collins (2014). Behance link. [Google]
During his studies in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Daniel Pineda created the teardrop terminal typeface Biolyn (2013). [Google]
Talented graphic designer in San José, Costa Rica, who is originally from El Salvador. Creator of these typefaces:
- Ahora (2012). This typeface is based on an art deco design used in a San Salvador publication in 1943. Free download. Images of Ahora: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi.
- Ahorita (2012).
- Cronos (2012). An elegant beautiful rounded poster typeface. Images of Cronos: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix.
Behance link. [Google]
Multimedia artist from El Salvador (b. 1992), who created Katalyst (2009, FontStruct) and Structure (2009, FontStruct). FontStruct link. [Google]
Designer in San Salvador of the spilled ink cartoon typeface Cartoon 80 (2011) and of Macbet (2011, primitive hand). [Google]
Graphic design and photography student in Santa Ana, El Salvador, who created the sci-fi typeface Cometa (2012). [Google]
San Salvador-based designer of the oblique techno typeface Gaming Sans (2014). Behance link. [Google]
Based in El Salvador, Estefani Palacios designed the curvy brush typeface Porsche (2012). [Google]
Fernando Llort Choussy (b. 1949, San Salvador, El Salvador) is an internationally recognized Salvadoran artist, called El Salvador's National Artist by EcoViva. He is known for teaching the citizens of the small town of La Palma, Chalatenango, how to make a living through art. His style is colorful and naive. It has been compared to the styles of Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso.
A typeface has been designed in his honor by Gabriel Guevara called Llort Sans (2013).
Home page. [Google]
El Salvador-based designer, b. 1991. He made the attractive informal poster faces Black Model (2005) and Modern Curve (2005). [Google]
Hector Emerson Menjívar
Designer in Soyopango, El Salvador, who made the fat brush typeface Cangrejas (2011). [Google]
Santa Tecla, El Salvador-based designer of the slimy typeface Schlaim (2014). [Google]
Designer in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, who created a nice typographic chameleon poster in 2012. [Google]
Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador. Creator, b. 1990, of Virtual Vector Vortex (2012), a rounded techno font. [Google]
Jorge Cordon (El Salvador, b. 1991) created Bub (2011, counterless) and Styckpo (2011). [Google]
Juan Marcos Leiva Mejia
San Salvador-based designer (b. 1994) of the Treefrog-style brush typeface Relajo (2015) and of Neo Blackletter (2015). [Google]
Designer from El Salvador. Her creations include Sequence Light (2011, a thin stencil), Structure Wave (2011) and Cubic Bold (2011, squarish poster face). [Google]
Based in La Libertad, El Salvador, Katherine Suazo designed the psychedelic typeface Hang Loose in 2014. [Google]
Graphic designer in El Salvador. Creator of Arcutype SV (2011), which was nfluenced by the architecture of San Salvador. [Google]
Designer in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creator of the geometric typeface Cubo (2012). [Google]
Aka Mario Ernesto and Mario Ariaz. El Salvador-based designer (b. 1988) of the pixelish typeface Cube (2011) and the hand-printed typeface Stylo (2011).
Dafont link. [Google]
San Salvador-based designer (b. 1985) of the thin slab typeface Espacio (2011), the monoline extended sans typeface Añejo (2011), the playful Antelope (2011), the razor blade-themed Font Interrupted (2011), the sci-fi typeface Cerebro (2011), the headline sans Jenkins (2011), the stencil typeface Mura Knockout (2011), which can be downloaded from Dafont.
He also made Diminuto (2011, monoline slabby face), Wednesday (2011, gridded), Diamante (2011, elliptical architectural sans face), 50 Blizzards (2011, stencil face), Kiona (2011, headline caps face), the geometric logotype New Drop Era (2011), the angular typeface A Brand New Day Midnight (2011), Catman (2011), Lowery (2011), and the tattoo font Slayer Dragon (2011). Naomis Citadel (2011) is a font comissioned by author Rick Austinson for his upcoming Consecution Books series. Ocho Siete (2011) and La Quince de Mayra (2011) are hairline sans faces. Ciudad Nueva Caps (2011) is a geometric avant garde caps face. Home page. Mariko Chan (2011) is a soft rounded and friendly monoline display sans. Alto Voltaje (2011) is also a monoline typeface but its sharp corners make it much more threatening.
Typefaces from 2012: Bad Handwriting, Sessions, Gorila (sic) (techno sans), Daiichi (hairline elliptical sans), Elite Hacker Corroded, Impalinger (hand-printed).
In 2013, he made Dolce Vita (avant garde sans), Blackbook Two, Giorgio (organic sans), Blackbook One (graffiti face), Tokyo Pop Star.
Typefaces from 2014: Tranquila (grungy), Blackbook 3rd (graffiti brush face), Bobby Corwin, Outlier (sci-fi face).
Typefaces from 2015: Sylphie, Mnml Fnt (experimental stroke removal font), Espacio Novo (thin slab serif).
Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador, b. 1990. Creator of the fun alien invasion font Alien Language (2012). [Google]
Illustrator from El Salvador who created the display typeface Kadejo in 2015.His full name is Oscar Andre Hernandez Rivas. Behance link. [Google]
Art director in Brussels, who designed GEO type (2013, a geometric experimental typeface). Before Brussels, he worked in various studios in San Salvador and Barcelona.
Behance link. [Google]
San Salvador-based graphic designer (b. 1985) who created the 3d sketch font Elli Noise (2008) and the refreshing jungle font Adry of Hanabi (2009). Abstract Fonts link. Yet another URL. [Google]
Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador. Creator of the circle-based typeface London Eyes (2012). [Google]
Born in 1990 in El Salvador (San Salvador), Stephanie Peraza designed the free typeface Curly Simple Perfect (2013). [Google]
Subcutaneo Creative Studio
Design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creators of the (commercial) dada typeface Urbanica (2014) and the hand-drawn typeface Lovers Italic (2014). They also sell Random Icon Set (2014).
Behance link. [Google]
Subcutaneo Estudio Creativo
Designer (b. 2005, El Salvador) of the dadaist typeface Deformed Font (2014). Dafont link. [Google]
Graphoc designer in San Vincente, El Salvador, who created the spurred medieval typeface Dungeon (2014). [Google]
Vergilio Cortez (or Virgilio Abraham Recinos) is an El Salvador-based illustrator. Designer of the free fonts Albura (2013),Garuda (2013) and Irregular Urban (2013).
In 2013, he designed the commercial typeface Entia.
Dafont link. Another URL. Hellofont link. Behance link. [Google]
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