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Type design in El Salvador

[Headline set in Vizille (1998-2009, Thierry Gouttenègre)]


Abecé Festival Tipografico
[Vladimir Ramos]

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] [More]  ⦿

Adriana Hayem

Graphic designer in San Salvador, El Salvador. With Saipin Chen, she created the hairpin-themed poster typeface Sandina (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adriana Lemus

Architectural designer in San Salvador, El Salvador, b. 1987. Creator of the hand-printed Black Roses (2009, Fontcapture). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alberto Castillo

Graphic designer in San Salvador, El Salvador, who created the blood stain typeface Crime Scene and Alien Font in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ale Gonzalez

San Salvador, El Salvador-based illustrator who drww a great ornamental caps alphabet called Paranorman in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandra Zeceña

Originally from San Salvador, El Salvador, this Barcelona-based designer created the logotype Marlin (2011) for a yachting company. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alejandro Torres

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the scary handcrafted typeface Reaper (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Cruz

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the bloodied brush typeface Hunter (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Rodriguez

Sn Salvador, El Salvador-based creator of the hand-printed typeface Mangui Type (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexander Saavedra

During his graphic design studies in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Alexander Saavedra designed the paperclip typeface Fasten Wire (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alma Campos

Graphic designer in San Salvador, El Salvador. In 2017, she designed the Treefrog-style typeface Fast Note. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Patricia Baron

Ana Patricia Baron (San Salvador) made the techno family Baron (Standard, Wide, Condensed; 2009, Fontcapture font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Quijano

During his graphic design studies in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, Andres Quijano designed the ornamental caps alphabet Leg Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Fatima Arteaga]

Santa Tecla, El Salvador-based designer of the tall handcrafted typeface Filto (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Badi Ighani

Designer (b. 1992, El Salvador) of the display typeface Periquito (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernardo Segueda

San Salvador, El SDalvador-based designer of the children's handwriting font Nicotype (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Inspiration site about typography run by a law student in El Salvador. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carla Olivares

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] [More]  ⦿

Carlos Araujo

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] [More]  ⦿

Chrystian Zaldana

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] [More]  ⦿

Clalez Design
[Claudia Granados]

Graduate of UJMD, El Salvador. San Salvador, El Savador-based designer of the free music note-themed font My Symphonic (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Colindres

Multimedia designer in la Libertad, El Salvador. Creator of the brush typeface Collins (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claudia Granados
[Clalez Design]

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Daniel Fernandez

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the decorative caps typeface Lidia TF (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Pineda

During his studies in Santa Ana, El Salvador, Daniel Pineda created the teardrop terminal typeface Biolyn (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Benitez Beltran

Santa Tecla, El Salvador-based student-designer of the Chinese ink font Pagis (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Fever

During his studies in San Salvador, El Salvador, Dennis Fever created the angular typeface Space Fever (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deysi Alcala

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the free deco typeface Alcala (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Don Marciano
[Juan Miguel Castillo]

San Salvador, El Salvador-based illustrator. Designer of the oriental simulation typeface La Oriental (2018), the casual typeface Cipote (2018), the wide sans typeface Draper (2018), the fat display typeface Hornet (2018), the free athletic lettering font Varsity Team (2018), the free all caps comic book typefaces Benja (2018) and Sivar Regular (2016), the fat rounded sans Yeyey (2016, kawaii-inspired), the rounded sans typeface Lola (2016), the display typeface Contrastes (2016), and the free cartoon font JuanMikes (2016). Typefaces from 2017 and 2018: Castillo (free blackletter), Brand Co, Galactico (a sci-fi font), Cuadra (a block font), Arqui (a blueprint font), Bootcamp (+Bootcamp Morsecode), Camar (a heavy sans poster font), Cipitillo (a horror font), Don Graffiti, Hache, Innova (a techno font).

Typefaces from 2019: Bloody Scary (a Halloween font), Invader (a Halloween font), Kabuto (an oriental simulation font based on katakana and hiragana), Bend (bilined), E-Muse (a sports font), Slugger Monogram, Amore, Slugger (signage script), Alvaro.

Typefaces from 2020: Edge, Play Heavy, Natalia (a vintage script), Mystico, Castillo (blackletter), Marquez (a vintage serif), Poster, Torque, Ernesto, Frida, Don Graffiti (graffiti font), Recluta Stencil (a military stencil), Carmela (a bold script), Andrea Script, Freelancer Display, Junior (a casual script), Hugo Slab, Vaglio (an all caps sans), Alambre Lowrider Thin (squarish), John West (a spurred Western font), Santa Monica.

Typefaces from 2021: Farrah (art deco), Noticia (a news headline font), Turmeric, Comico (a cartoon font), Soria (a bold caps font), Buggy (a lumpy font), Zorro (a Western font), Puerto (a vintage titling sans), Only You (an upright script), Pupusa. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Chang

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] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Martínez

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the art deco typeface Solid Black (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eduardo Rivas

Multimedia artist from El Salvador (b. 1992), who created Katalyst (2009, FontStruct) and Structure (2009, FontStruct). FontStruct link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edwing Rivera

Designer in San Salvador of the spilled ink cartoon typeface Cartoon 80 (2011) and of Macbet (2011, primitive hand). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Efrain Caravantes

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of a deco alphabet in 2019, which was used in La Piscucha magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elemasele Studio

Graphic design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador, founded by Laura Avila and Luis Sagastume. Designers of the geometric caps typeface Impossible (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enrique Pacheco

Graphic design and photography student in Santa Ana, El Salvador, who created the sci-fi typeface Cometa (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ernesto Yanme

San Salvador-based designer of the oblique techno typeface Gaming Sans (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esmeralda Mejia

During her studies at the Art Institute of Vancouver, Esmeralda Mejia (b. El Salvador, 1996) designed the textured caps typeface Frida (2018), the slimy typeface Monstrocity (2017) and the decoirative caps typeface Pipes (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Estefani Palacios

Based in El Salvador, Estefani Palacios designed the curvy brush typeface Porsche (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fabss Trujillo

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the inky brushy typeface Simplicidad (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatima Arteaga

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Fernando Llort

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] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Matute

El Salvador-based designer, b. 1991. He made the attractive informal poster typefaces Black Model (2005) and Modern Curve (2005). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hector Emerson Menjívar

Designer in Soyopango, El Salvador, who made the fat brush typeface Cangrejas (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Tania Dominguez]

San Salvador, El Salvador and Whiteclay, NE-based designer of these handcrafted typefaces in 2018: Maitana, Cala (dingbats), Sansa Kid (Scandinavian style), Martina (script), Sansa. Earlier typefaces: Begonia Sans (2014), Soda Pop (2014), Lemonade (2014), Dodo (2014), Gefont (2014: geometric). She also made many sets of hand-drawn icons. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Isabella Panameño

Santa Tecla, El Salvador-based designer of the slimy typeface Schlaim (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jacqueline Amaya

Designer in Santa Tecla, El Salvador, who created a nice typographic chameleon poster in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jairo Miranda

During his graphic design studies at Universidad Don Bosco de El Salvador in San Salvador, Jairo Miranda created the blocky typeface Puzzle (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jairo Reyes

Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador. Creator, b. 1990, of Virtual Vector Vortex (2012), a rounded techno font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jasmin Tobar

Puerto de La Libertad, El Salvador-based designer of the squarish typeface Digital Square (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jocelyn Gonzalez

Santa Elena, El Salvador-based designer of the brush font Bohe (2015) and the doodle monster alphabet Mons (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorge Cordon

Jorge Cordon (El Salvador, b. 1991) created Bub (2011, counterless) and Styckpo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Marcos Leiva Mejia

San Salvador-based designer (b. 1994) of the Treefrog-style brush typeface Relajo (2015) and of Neo Blackletter (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Juan Miguel Castillo
[Don Marciano]

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Judith Sales

Designer from El Salvador. Her creations include Sequence Light (2011, a thin stencil), Structure Wave (2011) and Cubic Bold (2011, squarish poster face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katherine Bonilla

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the children's book typeface Monster (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katherine Suazo

Based in La Libertad, El Salvador, Katherine Suazo designed the psychedelic typeface Hang Loose in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Leon

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the all caps high-contrast fashion mag typeface Dornan (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Salinas

Graphic designer in El Salvador. Creator of Arcutype SV (2011), which was influenced by the architecture of San Salvador. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luis Moran

Student-designer in San Salvador (El Salvador) of the molecular typeface Bambooryc (2015) and of the futuristic typeface Alliance 2030 (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marco Amaya

Designer in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creator of the geometric typeface Cubo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Margara Esquivel

During her studies in San Salvador, El Salvador, Margara Esquivel designed the display typeface Margo (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

María José Manzano

During her studies in San Salvador, María José Manzano created the great triangulated typeface Geometric (2015). She also created an experimental alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mario Arias

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] [More]  ⦿

Michael Muranaka

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 typefaces. 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: Break Label (monoline techno font), Generica (clean sans), Sylphie, Mnml Fnt (experimental stroke removal font), Espacio Novo (thin slab serif).

Typefaces from 2017: Head Traffic.

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

Milton Magaña

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of the colorful all caps Reef Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nessa Dominguez

Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador, b. 1990. Creator of the fun alien invasion font Alien Language (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Hernandez

Illustrator from El Salvador who created the display typeface Kadejo in 2015.His full name is Oscar Andre Hernandez Rivas. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paola Guevara

San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer of Strings (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paola Saravia

Graduate of Universidad Dr. José Matías Delgado. San Salvador, El Salvador-based designer (b. 1995) of the dripping paint font Blotch (2016) and the pencil-themed all caps typeface Illu (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Sorto

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] [More]  ⦿

Roberto Aguiluz

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] [More]  ⦿

Roxana Salazar

El Salvador-based designer of the art deco typeface Disguise (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salvador Gallardo

Illustrator and designer in San Salvador, El Salvador, who created the display typeface Nouvart (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofia Chavarria

Design student at Universidad de Don Bosco, El Salvador. Creator of the circle-based typeface London Eyes (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Henriquez

Santa Tecla, El Salvador-based designer of the straight-edged (school project) typeface Drinking Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephanie Peraza

Born in 1990 in El Salvador (San Salvador), Stephanie Peraza designed the free typeface Curly Simple Perfect (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subcutaneo Creative Studio

Design studio in San Salvador, El Salvador. Creators of the (commercial) dada typeface Urbanica (2014), the dadaist typeface Deformed Font (2014), and the hand-drawn typeface Lovers Italic (2014). They also sell Random Icon Set (2014).

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

Tania Dominguez

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Victor Ayala

Graphic designer in San Vincente, El Salvador, who created the spurred medieval typeface Dungeon (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Virgilio Cortez

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] [More]  ⦿

Vladimir Ramos
[Abecé Festival Tipografico]

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