TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat Mar 28 22:31:16 EDT 2020
FONT RECOGNITION VIA FONT MOOSE
Nick Shinn ran an interesting project in his 2009 class at Humber College in Toronto. In the 1950s, Toronto built a subway system [which is run by the TTC, the Toronto Transit Commission], with comprehensively modernist architecture. As part of the program, a geometric, all-caps typeface was designed (anonymously), for use in signage [read Joe Clark's article about the type and its history]. Nick Shinn's course began with digitizing the original drawings, to introduce the technicalities of font production in FontLab, and then proceeded with students producing their own designs for a matching lower case. The 27 students each produced a typeface. The results are here: Alex Plociennik, Andrea Luis, Andrew Clanahan, Andrew Hodge, Chris Bacchus, Cornelius Quiring, Craig Steffan, Daniel Marcus, Dan Mitchell, Danny Wu, Darren Ray, David Spindler, Gurchan Birdi, Jackie Saik, Joe Beausoleil, Katie Short, Mag Ciemiega, Michael Cirillo, Michael Lao, Michael Neto, Nick Seeger, Nik Firka, Orlena Chan, Piotr Dymura, Scott Krysa, Tiffany Delve, Todd Haskins. [Google] [More] ⦿
38 Lineart Studio (or: Grayscale, or: Fontsources)
Architect and designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, b. 1980, who set up Grayscale, then 38 Lineart, and finally Fontsources.
In 2018, he released the hexagonally-patterned color font Space, the nervous monoline display typeface Barcelona, the monoline script Brandy, the tattoo and metal band blackletter font Amstha, Twinkle (hexagonal texture), Premium Quality, Hightide (signage script), Ashley Pages, Bold Grunge (a wood style Western font), Rabbit House, Strongbold (brush style), Onthel (a rhythmic signage script), Cafeine, Seulanga (calligraphic), Sweet Bubble, Downhill, Architecture (technical writing font), Wisethink (rough brush), Emerald, Ghotic, Oakland (signage script), Parthenon (signage script), Strawberry Night (script), the formal calligraphic font Beauty Athena, the inline font Epicentrum, and the signature font Attitude in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Ghoust (a marker font done at Cititype), Diamant Handwriting (a signature font), Utrecht (with Siti Saribanon Nurjannah), Exhibitionist (a fine rhythmic script), Holimount, Prague Metronome (a thin signature script), Allegroost (a brush typeface), Anisha (script), Kyoto Northern, ChiQuel (a Victorian display typeface that can be layered), Hillstone (a dry brush script), Malique, Ginchiest (a retro signage script), Kid Knowledge, Haghia, Khatija Calligraphy, Bernound, Graffity, Brandy Script (monoline), Downhill, Concept (sketched, blueprint font), Konya (signature script), Blacksmith, Curve Calibration (condensed sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Hiroshima Gyoshi (a brush font inspired by Japanese calligraphy), Roughmarker (dry marker font), Brotherhood, Blugie (a fat finger font), Rome Ionic (an all caps roman typeface), Black Orchestra (a great horror or black metal font), Blacl Orchestra (a horror font).
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
Indonesian creator in Jakarta (b. 1985). 7NTypes includes several designers, including Keithzo, but Situjuh Nazara is the founder and main contributor. Creator of The Amazing Grace (2012), Twofold Uncomplete Design (2012), Alighty Nesia (2012, an open geometric sans family), Gratis (2012, free headline sans), C7Nazara (2012) and Situjuh Hand (2012, a curly typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Smoolthan (monoline organic sans), Remponk (multilined), Playsir (comic book typeface), Defonarts, Tulisan Tangan 74, Fortheenas_01, Evogria (bold and mechanical), Anysome, Blackplotan, Dotcirful (dot matrix typeface), Handgley, Brokeren (techno sans), Headsome&Modif.
Typefaces from 2015: Manophiser (sans), Theodista Decally (upright connected script), Upbolters (a macho sans caps typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Cutrims (a polygonal typeface), Xacose.
Typefaces from 2017: Blessing in Disguise, Chirota (hand-crafted), Hastoler, Merysha-Italic, Merysha (serif), SHAOutline, ShareHappinessAround (rounded sans), SomethingLooksNatural, Tentram-Italic, Tentram, Reitam (sans), Myfrida, Ribeat (smooth brush), Etchas, Goeslim, JulySeventh, Justtellmewhat, Offerings, Prohandy, Reprineato, Steagisler, Stea, Miss Nealy, Hastro, Dialoegue, Kisah Ceritra, Chesan, Boxise, Creword, Breetty, Anydore (calligraphic), Brushaff, Budiyaya (brush), Brotherina (connected script), Chosence (sans family), Handycheera, Aulyars (calligraphic script), Molleat.
Typefaces from 2018: Freshness, Christed, Xyling, Youthing October Fourteen, Kayskew October Eleven, Hoty, Friday October Twelve, Codian October Nine (art deco), Caboge, Stripe October Seven, Nesdate October Ten, Codian October Eight, Odian October Nine, Stripe Shadow October Seven, Clambake October Six, Lovina October Five, Grande October Four, Grande October Three, The October Two, The October One, Favoner One, Homade McRacken, Besta Baru, Srows, Sanson, Bestar, Kathen, Byby, Charilla, CuteBeSpecial, FriendlySchoolmates-Italic, FriendlySchoolmates, GirlsMarks, HeartWarming, HeartWarmingExtra, Kaylonick, LearnShareColaborate-Bold, Mergic, MOGrhythm, OpenMinded, OpenMindedInside, PassiontoAction, PassiontoActionSlant, TeamWork-Italic, TeamWork, Yessy, Feltarigo, Motira, Adelio Darmanto, Troche, Nicolera, Mantul, Yukikato, Gebrina, Veni, Onadio, Aliena, Gabelisa, Still Loving, Shink, Sottee, Milyone, Kelidya, Yuliya, Hestina, Masbro, Goday, Milgun, Togetha, Thisay, Dhitha, Charline, Briany, Candire, Arinda, Anglena, Abilya, Story of Super Boys, Richela Kids, Seelyn, Pulen, Podo Moro, Sri Muliyo, Neigfriste, Hardino (monoline script), Purple River, Yoshephin, Theola Kids, All Season, All Season Ornaments, Hello Teman, Attracted Monday, Cirquesa, Hopeitissed (signage script), Hettas, Certhas, Fattana, Qeiza, Having Fun, Flotta, Soe, Misses, Siry, Mommy's Kitchen, Thany, Mother's Touches, Create Something Today, Well Bred, Cheria, Beatific Margella, Hidea, Gobold Blocky, Riztteen, Stika, Bintar, Ginta, Menscho, Hilona, Dehasta Momentos, Mungkin, Shartoll Light, Robaga Rounded, Ingat, Ascota, Klapjo.
Typefaces from 2019: Homazing, Pre (script), Millythea, Rough Rough, The Friday Stroke (brush script), Anu, Dearly Loved One, Khalifa, Vesetia, Blending Attraction, Lova Valove, Quotable, The Simple One, Matchinger, Touch Over Next, Waiting For, Being Love, Lova Valove Serif, Clawster, Hopia, Sanson, Being Love Sans, Back To Ancient Time, Protector, Mystag, Oreta, Dearly Loved Slab One, Yep, Nuaz (a stitching font), Bronice, Nesdate October Ten.
Typefaces from 2020: Say Yes, Fish Grill, Flash on Saturday Night, Literally Natural, Lady Nature, Joyful Story, Brush Hours, Daily Walker, Free Monday, Mila Bright, Marchone, Githo Love, Fondacy, Jumat, Brastagi, Christiany, Feltarigo, Gabelisa, Gibran, Baligle, Do It With Love (a Valentine's Day font), Vecoly, Delightious, Ataro, Anticed, Cherrythea, Merrycle, Twolank, Atozimple (a monoline sans), Bikito (a curly script), Tyfanie, Hilya, Lonnie.
A Is For (was: Aisforapple)
Émilie Rigaud is a French designer who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on her typeface Coline, a family of seven typefaces intended for pocket books. Before Reading, at ENSAD, she made the simple monoline sans family La Miss Ulm (2006).
In 2007, she started work under the guidance of Alejandro Lo Celso and Philippe Millot on a revival of the first type printed in France, at the Sorbonne, by Ulrich Gering. This work is based on a 1478 edition of Virgilius.
Grotesque 6 (2009) is based on a typeface published in 1880 by Stephenson Blake.
In 2016, the type foundry published Knif Mono Regular, which was designed by Axel Pelletanche-Thévenart under the art direction of Guillaume Grall and Benoit Santiard. It was produced by Emilie Rigaud.
In 2017, Émilie Rigaud published the sharp-edged typeface Tongari.
In 2018, she designed Naoko, a 7-style wide sans with short descenders, named after astronaut Naoko Yamazaki.
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992 until 1997. Their typefaces:
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he spoke about New Transport. Winner of the type design prize at the Tokyo Type Directors Club TDC 2019, with Matt Willey, for the New York Times Magazine Olympic font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lebanese designer who created Beantown (2004, an athletic lettering font), Staubach (2004, an athletic lettering typeface based on the lettering of the Dallas Cowboys), Wagner Modern (2011), Kroftsmann (2004, on octagonal face), Kavelry (2004, based on the Kemper Insurance logo), 4th and inches (2008, rounded octagonal; based on the proprietary font used by Russell Athletic, makers of sports apparel as used by Georgia Tech BKB, Washington State, Alabama State, Tennessee State, Mississippi Valley State, and many others in college football), and PopWarner (2004, a Bank Gothic lookalike), Wagner Zip Change (grotesque), Richardson Fancy Block. Creator of some free soccer team lettering alphabets in 2010: Louisville, Puff Script, Red Raiders, Richardson Fancy Block, Wagner Zip-Change (based on grotesque signage letters), ACMilan2009, ASRoma, ChampionsLeague, England2007, MLSUniform, RealMadrid2009. About his GeauxXPDF typeface (2010), he writes: I had extracted a nearly complete set on this one a few years back, except for J and Z which I created on my own. As best I can tell, it only exists as an upper case font without most punctuation, so I created that too to make it more useable. I don't know how much LSU [Louisiana State University] paid for this design, but to me it always looked like something that Larabie or Iconian would have given away. He also extracted HDRadioAlphabet from a rounded Arial typeface he found on HD radio. His UScoreRGK (2012) is a blocky angular font used on-screen by Fox Sports. LCD Display (2012) is a 28-segment LED font. UA Terrafont (2012) was based upon the vector art in this PDF file.
Abdul Malik Wisnu
Addy Sukma Bharata
Adhi Nugraha Sapto Aji
Adianto Nuri Fahrezy
Aditya Nugraha Putra
Aditya Rezki Apriyadi
Famous type designer born in 1928 in Unterseen, Switzerland, who died in September 2015. He closely cooperated with Linotype-Hell AG, after having been artistic director at Deberny-Peignot in Paris since 1952. He established his own studio in 1962 with André Gürtler and Bruno Pfaftli. Art director for Editions Hermann, Paris 1957 to 1967. Frutiger lived near Bern, Switzerland, and was very interested in woodcuts. In 2009, Heidrun Osterer and Philipp Stamm coedited Adrian Frutiger Typefaces The Complete Works (Birkhäuser Verlag), a 460-page opus based on conversations with Frutiger himself and on extensive research in France, England, Germany, and Switzerland. Quote: Helvetica is the jeans, and Univers the dinner jacket. Helvetica is here to stay. He designed over 100 fonts. Here is a partial list:
View some digital versions of Avenir. Vimeo movie on Frutiger by Christine Kopp and Christoph Frutiger entitled "Der Mann von Schwarz und weiss: Adrian Frutiger". More Vimeo movies. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fatnobrain was Adrien Midzic's design studio in Paris. Born in 1982, he co-founded Pizza Typefaces with Luc Borho in 2018. Midzic designed these typefaces or type families: Fine (lineal), Blokus (free pixel font, 2009), Cimen (strong sans, designed for Smacl Entraide), Mesquine (lineal), Blitz, Cucha, Stencil Reverse, Huit (2009, a gorgeous didone headline face), Stenha (stencil).
Fonts made in 2010: The ETH family (art deco sans).
Custom typefaces by Midzic: Aquitaine (2013, for Région Aquitaine), Nilka (2013, for his personal identity), No End (2013, a fat didone), Ethon Serif (2013, a perked up serif typeface for Penguin Books), Kasai Est (2011, for the Congo-based Kasai Est Magazine), Festival De Film Documentaire (2011), Nevenka (2011, condensed sans).
In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Adrien Midzic and Joana Correia co-designed Saya Serif FY (2015).
At the free font cooperative Velvetyne, he published the sans typeface Lack (2014).
In 2015, he made the 3-style sans typeface Suber for an art fair in Paris. The roman transitional typeface Bota Serif (2015), which was inspired by Cochin (designed by Charles Peignot in 1912) is a custom font designed for Hotel des ventes de Poitiers. In 2017, it was finally released for retail.
In 2016, Adrien designed the bold titling typeface Debeo and the modern condensed Latin/Arabic typeface 29LT Adir (with Naji El Mir; at 29 Letters).
In 2017, he published the piano key typeface Mixal, which became a large experiment on variable fonts and is free for everyone.
Typefaces from 2018: Kern, Kern Office (a sans with some Futura features), Forno (sans), VTF Lack (a free single weight monoline geometric sans for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic, published by Velvetyne), Metal (an all caps multi-width variable font originally designed for marché Dauphine), Orelo (a 120-style high-contrast fashion mag font family).
Typefaces from 2019: Ultra Solar (experimental), 1871 Mane (a custom sans typeface), Wasa (a tense sans in seven styles), Shrill, Gangster Grotesk (free), Stupid (a hacker / hipster font), Kern (geometric sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Dozza (a hybrid family named after ITC Mendoza by Jose Mendoza Almeida), XMX (experimental).
In 2015, he published the connected swashy script typeface Octavia Script, the brush scripts Carbonera and Shallom, the hand-lettered Vanilla Daisy Script and Mightype, the watercolor script Hollycakes, and the connected Brayden Script (and Sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Drustic Daily, Karlberg Script, Ecosmith Script, Halosense Script (calligraphic), Lunar Cone (connected layered script), Clarkson Script, Salvador Script, Salvador Serif, Salvador Condensed, La Venice Script (retro signage lettering).
Typefaces from 2017: Clarkson Script (brush lettering), Bignord Vintage (with Fauzan Rafhy), Douglas Collection (12 fonts: Aaronade Script, Ancaster Script, Burlington, Calgury, Montreal Rounded, Morphic 60s, Norwood Old, Ogdensburgh, Palmeira, Rutland Extended, Wolves Sans, Wolves Serif), Almost Lover, Rhythmic Dances (rough script), Sevastian (layered font set), Rustling Trees (dry brush), Little Karla Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Figuera Variable (a late Victorian, early art nouveau typeface family; variable font format), Brignola (a calligraphic penmanship script), Eastside Brush (a brush signage script done with Angga Kristiandri), Marshfield, C'est La Vie (font duo), Chivels (a vintage typeface done with Angga Kristiandri at Abbassy Studio), Sevastian (a layered font family), Drustic Dialy (weathered; with Angga Kristiandri), Elli Bellie (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2019: Scottsdale Serif (at Typeverything), Scottsdale Desert (an opentype feature-laden display serif), Norfolk (Narrow, serif), Tiverton (Sans, Serif, Script: by Adam Fathony Haris and Angga Kristiandri), Havard (a layerable athletic lettering set of 12 fonts), Gorga Grotesque.
Typefaces from 2020: Stanlow, Muray House (a bold swashy bathroom towel typeface by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathoni Haris), Esteric (a playful tapered font by Ilham Herry and Adam Fathony). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aga Silva is an ex-architect/urban designer, who now lives in Krakow, Poland. Creator of the Glitter family (kaleidoscopic, star-shaped, and possibly of use as snow fonts), Stars Promo (2012), Ivy Tiles (2012), Lillius (2012, floral and froggy dingbats), Maya Tiles (2012), Ballpen (2012, hand-printed), Mickey Script (2012), and Nillie's Love Letters (2012).
In 2011, Aga designed Grand Duchess (script face), Rosette110621 (kaleidoscopic dingbats), Brasserie (connected script), Marker Script, Skarpa LT (an avant-garde hairline face), Skarpa Regular, Skarpa Bold, Auld Magick (blackletter), Two Am, and Fantasy Dingbats.
Typefaces from 2015: Skarpa Round, Nistiver (calligraphic script), Lavenda (calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2016: Lidaxid (connected script), Hinzatis (calligraphic script), Roicamonta Basic (connected calligraphic script), Monmica Fancy, Bisalir (heavy script), Piambis (thick signage script), Piambis Round, Piambis Sharp.
Agathe M. Joyce
Cataleya Butcher (aka Agathe M. Joyce) is a Mauritius-based designer, b. 1983. She created Waving at Christmas (2018, a textured script), Beauty in the Ordinary (2018), the calligraphic script typeface Black Sneakers (2018), Strike Your Path (2018), Smile of the Ocean (2018), Harmonious Calendar (2018), Ladybirds (2018), Cherishing Moments (2018), Delicious Adventures (2018), Beautiful and Openhearted (2018), The Championship (2018: sports signage script), Mysterious Elegance (2018), Gentleman in the Shadow (2018), Miraculous Christmas (2017), Athena of the Ocean (2017), Mechanic of the Heart (2017), Heartbeat in Christmas (2017), Fascinating Celestina (2017), Enchanting Celebrations (2017), Refreshing And Softening (2017), Mauritian Vibration (2017), Laughing and Smiling (2017), Pictorial Signature (2017), Blueline Paradise (2017), Special Valentine (2017), Chocolate and Delight (2017), Elegant and Sensational (2017), Sleeping in Castleland (2017), Children of the Starlight (2017), Sweetheart Birthday (2017), Fire on the Mountain (2017), Motherland (2017), Back From The Dead (2017), Dancing in the Rainbow (2017), Saturday be like Madness (2017), Painting in the Sunlight (2017), Bread & Cheese (2017), Margueritas (2017), Capinella ou Beaujolais (2017), Quantum of Mechanic (2017), Ombeline Ludolphides (2017), Jeans & Fashions (2017), The Night Creatures (2017: vampire script), Agua de Jamaica (2017), Surfing Kiteboarding (2017), Champion Shipmate (2017), Marchand de Venise (2017), The Black Pearl (2017), Matador de Nimes (2017), Jardin Des Bermudes (2017), Stranger Back in the Night (2017), Marguaritas (2017), Soulmaker in the Mountains (2016), Ornament of Archaeological (2016), Fontaine de Diamant (2016), Atelier du Machiniste (2016), Heart Romance (2016), Sanctuaire du Machiniste (2016), Midnight Legend (2016), Valentina de Queensland (2016), Seduction of Cristabelle (2016) and Alexandra Orléans (2016), the signage scripts Rocking Season (2016) and Acceleration Reaction (2016), the rough typeface Road of Deal (2016), the plump typeface Docteur Tacotac (2016), and the vampire script Castle Octopus (2016). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Yogyakarta, Sumedang and/or Bandung, Indonesia-based student-designer (b. 1998) of the free hand-crafted typefaces Natural Signature (2019), Rollingdore (2019), Aesthetic Gelatinate (2019), Weslona (2018), Bradles (2019), Argopuro (2019), Callista Oliander (2019) and Stay Ontheway (2019).
In 2020, he published the script typefaces Wreckout (a brush font; with StringLabs), Millatyna (a playful font; with Analogous), Cydonia (a blackletter font; with Typotopia), Happyland, Double Chocolate, Katrina Signature, Mellorine, Chillout, Galatik and Delilah. [Google] [More] ⦿
R. Agung Aries Triyanto is the Indonesian designer (b. 1975) of the brush script typeface Destain (2016), the Broadway style deco typeface Broad (2015: originally called Broadway, it as renamen Broad in 2016), and the Victorian typeface Brandals (2016).
In 2017, he created the connected script typeface Molluca, the signage typeface Cheese Latte, the heavy brush typeface Breed and the avant garde sans typeface Moody Rock (+the shadow version called Moody Rock Extrude).
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin
Ahmad Zulfikar Ali
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1988) of the modular display typeface Kurawal (2013) that is based on compositions of curly brackets. In 2015, he designed the angry brush typeface Violence, the connected creamy script Nurture (2015), the hand-crafted sans typeface Imperiosa (2015), the connected Fabulous, and the watercolor brush script Sweetiest.
Typefaces from 2016: Holiday (17-script family), Dreadful (a layered Halloween typeface family, with dingbats), Casual Brush, Lucidity (signage script), Euphoria (Victorian), The Painter, Minority (very condensed hand-lettered typeface), Thunderstorm.
Typefaces from 2017: Tjikapoendoeng Script (formal calligraphic script by Ricky Rinaldi and Juru Aksara), Lovadelic (psychedelic), Neptunian (dry brush), The Moonlight (comic book script), Savath (a horror font), MacLaurent (tattoo font).
Typefaces from 2018: Lucidity (an expansion of his 2016 version, including Psych, Expand, Extras: psychedelic / art nouveau trio), Winter Is Coming (a beatnik font), The Beardy, Dreadful (a layered horror movie font), Saturday Night (a great retro disco poster typeface family with a particularly striking interlocking style).
Typefaces from 2019: Spooktacular (a Halloween font), Spooky Sans.
Akhmad Misbakhul Munir
Akhmad Reza Fauzi
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of script typefaces. The Studio's fonts from 2018: the signage script typeface Merciana Script, the curly Maitlyn Script, Dallastic Script, Fantabulous Script, Hinella Script, Dealova Script, Funtastic Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Instory (a dry brush script), Atlantic Script, Fallefi Script (a great upright calligraphic script), Mithana Script, Azzury Script, Molianty, Twenty One, About Loving, Farmfresh Script, Wonderfully Script.
Jakarta-based designer of the vintage typeface Pumper (2016), the Victorian signage typeface Hippia (2016), the script typeface Pat Judge (2016), the brush script Wilder Mood (2016), the signage typefaces Bostly Script (2016) and DBrakes (2016), and the weathered hexagonal typeface Broster (2016).
Aksara Type foundry
Solo, Indonesia-based designer of the all caps slab serif typeface family Rollfast (2017), the weathered interlocking typeface Buntara (2016) and the Victorian signage typeface Sinara (2014). Creative Market link. Creative Market link for Aksara Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aktab Studio (Bandung, Indonesia) designed the signage script typeface Asiyah (2016) and the script typefaces Pamega (2016) and Allema (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Alistair Signature (signature font), Lysandra (script), Freeday Script (monoline and connected), Freeday Sans.
In 2019, he published Angelia (font duo), Javelyne, Aufa (a text typeface), Nafisyah (+Shadow, +Outline, +Texture), Calmer (a sans), Shelly Signature, Tettingo (script), Brilout (vintage display style), Eastchaft, Fillia Script, Senella Script (a heavy monoline font). Creative Market link. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Author of The Book of Alphabets and Layouts, Designs, Scrolls, Panel Ends, Descriptive Matter: The Art of Metal Etching for Ornamental and Sign Purposes, Written and Illustrated by Al. Imelli (1922, Signs of the Times Publishing Co, Cincinnati, OH). Alternate link. Hathi Trust link. For a list of the alphabets in the book, scroll down and check this page.
Some of Imelli's alpabets inspired others to create digital typefaces. Examples:
Prolific type designer, b. London, 1951. Alan started working in 1970 for Graphic Systems as a lettering artist. In 1975, he joined Letraset as the Senior Type Designer and Studio Manager where he was responsible for all the artwork produced by the Letraset studio. During his tenure at Letraset, he designed over 40 popular typefaces, including Bramley, Candice, Bickley Script and Belwe. Most of these typefaces also showed up in the Scangraphic collection. Together with type director Colin Brignall, Alan contributed to the success of Letraset. All the original typographic artwork produced at Letraset was produced by hand cutting the fonts in Rubylith, a highly-skilled technique known as stencil cutting. Alan was responsible for training the entire Letraset studio in this art. Most of the original Letraset artwork has now been archived at St. Brides Printing Library, London. Today, Alan works independently, specializing in all facets of corporate identity including type design, typography, packaging, and development of logos and symbols.
Albatross (or: Font Deals)
Albatross is Jay Hilgert's foundry in Oklahoma City, OK, est. 2008. Before Albatross, Jay Hilgert ran Bittbox (or: BB Free Fonts), a site dedicated to free clipart and vector art.
Typefaces from 2008 include the informal outline typeface Tire Shop, the informal 3d shadow typeface Blox (2008), the 3-d wood typeface Baja California, the stunning four-style family called BB Petie Boy (which includes an ornamental caps style, a grunge style, a blackboard style and a sketch style), Fusty Saddle, 23rd Street (a graffiti font) and Whiteboard Modern.
In 2009, he followed up with Oil Change (3d, hand-drawn).
In 2011, he created the futuristic family Naughty Astronaut (+Cowboy), the Western typeface ABTS Gunsmoke, the connected retro script typeface ABTS Milk, ABTS Feather Pen, ABTS Oklahoma (retro deco), ABTS Aviator (2011, art deco caps face), and ABTS Day of the Dead (ornamental skulls, Mexican style), ABTS Crestwing (an inline caps face), Helios Pro.
Typefaces from 2013 include Boom (a comic book typeface family, with hand-drawn Boom Symbols).
Typefaces from 2014: Signyard (a retro overlay font family that evokes motel signage), Microbrew (letterpress emulation in many increasingly grungy styles, accompanied by Ornaments and Banners), Sparhawk (a 3d layered display font), Castor One (wood and letterpress style), Altus (a hand-drawn elliptical sans, +Altus Extras: ornaments).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1993) who specializes and excels in formal calligraphic typefaces. Creator of the thin calligraphic typefaces Yesterday (2017: upright) and Jazzi Script (2017), and the swashy formal calligraphic typefaces Peaches (2017), and Sinday College (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Malikon, The Duality, Karmila Script (a signature font), William Duke (a great formal calligraphic script), Differenlight (Spencerian calligraphic), Stipa Willington (formal calligraphic), Gatlik Saphir (formal calligraphic), Lile Dahliya (formal penmanship calligraphy), Bulgattie (copperplate calligraphy).
Typefaces from 2020: Peaches (a penmanship script), Imagine (calligraphic), Willmaster Calligraphia (a Spencerian penmanship script), Quntas Script (a hairline calligraphic font). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer who lives in Buenos Aires and who teaches graphic design and typography at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. He has worked as an art director in prestigious Argentina-based studios, handling high-profile corporate brands such as Arcor, Marta Harff, Morph, SC Johnson, Danone, and Movicom. He runs Estudio Paul. Professor at Facultad de Arquitectura, Universidad de Buenos Aires. Co-creator, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Usenet (2000), FontCop I through IV (2000) and the pixel font family Cayetano. Published the dot matrix font Stardust with T-26 in 2000. Designed the gorgeous font Elektora in 2000. He developed with Michael Lynch a 17-font Tennis set of grid-based pixel fonts. At Typeworx, he published Reflex (2002), a commercial 6-style unicase font family. Another web site by Alejandro. Cofounder of DAS, a design studio in Buenos Aires.
Cofounder of Sudtipos (2003), where he does custom work and creates new typefaces.
Still at Sudtipos, he digitized the beautiful handwriting/calligraphic typefaces by Angel Koziupa called Alma (2005), Murga, Habano and Tiza, which together with his script typeface Argenta (2004), Oxida (2005), the medieval script typeface Mama Script (2004, designed with Alfredo Graziani), Divina (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), and the sans family Kautiva (2004) can be bought via Umbrella Type.
Herencia (2004, a handwriting typeface done with Diego Giaccone), Grover (2004, slab serif), Milk Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Mama Script (2004, with Alfredo Graziani), Politica (2004, a techno typeface with a very thin Thin weight) are at Sudtipos.
The Bluemlein Scripts (2004-2005, Umbrella and Veer) are based on the calligraphic renderings of Charles Bluemlein, shown in a 1943 ink catalog: Miss Le Gatees, Mr Rafkin, Mr Keningbeck, Mr Lackboughs, Lady Dawn, Mrs Von Eckley, Mr Sheppards, Mr Dafoe, Mr Canfields, Mr Stalwart, Mr Sandsfort, Mr Leopolde, Mr DeHaviland, Mr Blaketon, Miss Stanfort, Miss Packgope, Miss Fajardose, Mrs Saint-Delafield, Mrs Blackfort, Mr Sopkin, Mr Sheffield, Miss Lankfort, Herr Von Muellerhoff, Dr Sugiyama, Dr Carbfred. (Note: Soft Horizon's Lainie Day (1993) is an earlier free font in the style of Lady Dawn and Mr Lackboughs). In 2011, that series was made available at Google Web Fonts.
Sudestada (2005, Sudtipos) is a handwriting script developed with Diego Giaccone. Cuisine (2005, Umbrella Type) is an informal bold script. Mousse Script (2005, Sudtipos) is based on Glenmoy, a 1932 Stephenson Blake typeface. Suave Script (2005) is a 4am jazz bar script. Ministry (2005) is related in style but less funky, Chocolate (2005) is for sales ads, and Cenizas (2005, with Angel Koziupa) is straight from an old manuscript.
Whomp (2006, Umbrella) was based on a partial sign-painting font by Alf Becker (1930s), and so was Buffet Script (2006, Sudtipos). Affair (2006, Umbrella) is swashy and calligraphic, while Candy Script (2007) and its italic version Sugar Pie (2011) are based on Argentina's market lettering. Galgo Script (2007) is a brush calligraphic font based on a design of Angel Koziupa.
Burgues Script (2007) is an ornate calligraphic script based on the lettering of calligraphy teacher Louis Madarasz (1859-1910) (award at TDC2 2008). Burgues Script, Adios Script (2008: it won an award at TDC2 2009), Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008.
Sinfonieta (2006) and Buffet Script are fifties style connected scripts. Feel Script (2007) is based on lettering that calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub created in 1950 and that was subsequently captured in Intertype's typeface Monterey (1958). Some letterforms were redrawn from vintage American magazine ads (some by Holub himself), Cuisine (2008, food advertising script), Pronto (2008, comic book style, by Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Grover (2004, rounded sans family), Grover Slab (2004). Burgues Script, Adios Script, Feel Script and Sugar Pie all won awards at Tipos Latinos 2008. Calgary Script (2008, Umbrella) is a pure signpainting job.
Accolades from all typophiles for his calligraphic wunderkind, Compendium (2008).
Speaker at ATypI 2009 in Mexico City.
The year 2010 starts off with a bang, five awards at Tipos Latinos 2010: a grand prize for Brownstone Sans, and four standard awards, for Semilla, Kewl Script (for food packaging and store windows), Calgary Script, and for Business Penmanship.
Typefaces from 2010 include the baseball lettering typeface Fan Script and the tattoo script face Piel Script (piel=skin), which was influenced by Burgues Script and more remotely by showcard lettering by B. Boley (1930s, Sign of the Times Magazine). Piel Script won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012.
He added one retro connected signage font to the Filmotype collection in 2012, called Filmotype Kitten (original from 1955). Filmotype Zephyr (2012) is an italic roman formal script. Filmotype Yukon (2012) is inspired by the classic Palmer style of penmanship.
Storefront (2012) is a swashy signage typeface based on an incomplete alphabet by Alf Becker.
His signage script typeface Hipster Script won an award in the TDC 2012 competition and at Tipos Latinos 2012.
Typefaces from 2013: Rolling Pen (a connected script that recalls the business penmanship genre), Bellissima Script (based on a copperplate calligraphic alphabet from Bellezas de la Caligrafía by Ramón Stirling, 1844).
In 2014, he helped Panco Sassano, a lettering artist and illustrator from Mar del Plata, who designed the wide connected semi-calligraphic handwriting typeface Horizontes Script (Horizontes subsequently won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016). Still in 2014, he published the fat packaging or signage script Bowling Script, which is based on Freely Drawn Italic, a non-font alphabet by Ernst Bentele (1953).
In 2015, Alejandro Paul, Yani Arabena and Guille Vizzari combined forces in the signage script typeface Quotes (Script+Caps) (2015, Sudtipos).
Merengue Script (2015, with Panco Sassone) is a fun creamy script, ideal for pastry shops, tea rooms or supermarkets.
Steak (2016) is a connected vintage signage script based on an Alf Becker design.
Envelove (2017) is a script typeface family consisting of Script, Icons, and Caps, designed at Sudtipos by Yani Arabena, Guille Vizzari, and Alejandro Paul. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Envelove.
Still in 2017, Guille Vizzari and Alejandro Paul co-designed the great Moleskine notebook-inspired typeface family Proprietor. Proprietor comes in Script, Icon, Deco, Wide, Open and Roman styles. It won an award at Tipos Latinos 2018.
Rigatoni (2017): A skyline didone based on mid-20th century example by Eugen Nerdinger.
Bibliophile Script (2017). A pair of copperplate calligraphic typefaces.
Newbery Sans Pro (2018). A simple workhorse sans typeface family that is inspired by German industrial design and the lettering of Eugen Nerdinger.
Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Tennis Set, Bibliophile Script, French Bulldog, Envelove, La Taqueria, and Speakeasy Set (a collection of (copperplate) script, sans, modern, flare and gothic substyles).
From 2019: Hot Salsa (a retro brush script; with Ximena Jimenez), Old Letterhand, Clockmaker (arts and crafts style), Steak Script (inspired by an old alphabet by Alf Becker), Address Sans Pro (a sans family inspired by Butti and Novarese). In 2019, Alejandro Freitez and Claire Menager, under the art directoship of Alejandro Paul, designed the multistyle wood type look / Western / Victorian / reverse stress / hyper-decorative Presley Slab.
In 2013, the following typefaces could be bought at Graphic River: AS Scripty, AS Vardo (hairline sans), AS Negal, AS Vino, AS Neo Medium, AS Amplo (a wide all caps sans), AS Neo, AS Bordo Regular, and AS Grammatika.
Aleksandra Samulenkova (b. Latvia) studied visual communication at the Latvian Art Academy in Riga and at Kunsthochschule Weißensee in Berlin, where she took a type design course with Luc(as) de Groot. In 2012 Aleksandra graduated from the Type and Media program at KABK, Den Haag.
Aleksandra's graduating project Pilot is an angular display typeface with German expressionist influences. It won the first prize as a titling face at The Fine Press Association's inaugural Student Type Competition, and won an award in the TDC Typeface Design competition in 2017. From 2012 until early 2017 Aleksandra worked as a type designer at LucasFonts in Berlin. In the beginning of 2017 she moved to the Netherlands to work independently.
Aleksandra's retail typeface in the Bold Monday catalog: Pilot (2017). She also designed Necktie.
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Diacritics as a Means of Self-Identification. In that talk, she looked at several Eastern European nations that were created during the 19th century, and in particulat, Latvia.
Moscow-based artist who created these typefaces in 2016: Buena Onda, Londa (a connected script), Foie Gras (signage script), Fuego, Cama (a thick connected script), Blackthorn, Savoiardi (connected monoline script), Savoiardi Sans, Savoiardi Display, Zimbra (a zebra stripe font), Signal, the Vincent Van Gogh-inspired Absinth, the Russian fairy tale font Anchor, the hand-crafted Swan, the weathered Cliché Font, the constructed extraterrestrial font Structure, the geometric solid typeface Forma, the semi-calligraphic Absinthe and Glasgow, the calligraphic oriental brush typeface Yakudza, and the brush typefaces Augenblick and Barbada.
Typefaces from 2017: Curator (a curvy decorative didone), Gluck (a rounded monoline sans family with outlined and double outlined styles), Laser Dots, Zarathustra (a soft blackletter typeface family), Pedrera and Pedrera Script, Hooley (advertized as a party font), Forma (free counterless typeface), Fuego (calligraphic script), Arc Boutant (a vintage ballpoint-laden text typeface), Moloko (script), Etalon (a 33-style organic sans family), Molodos All Caps, Click (Stripes, Black), Geometry Pair, Venzel (an interesting experimental deco typeface), Batllo (inspired by Gaudi), Pluma (handwriting).
Typefaces from 2018: Pistoletto (a jelly or toothpaste script inspired by the work of Roy Lichtenstein and Michelangelo Pistoletto), Lento (a monoline script family), Rajomon (a dry brush typeface), Solomonk (an inky script), Ma Tilda, Warka, Abudabi (connected script), Lunar, Tilda (a monoline sans with character), Jeunes (connected script), Danken (a textured all caps typeface family), Salud (a hand-drawn slab serif, with some interesting sketched and arched styles), Hoochie, Brutto (stencil with alyering and coloring potential), Hvala, Mafond (slab serif), Tadaam, Liberal (a simple monoline sans).
Alexandre Saumier Demers
Designer in St. Petersburg, Russia, b. 1992, aka Alexey Frukta. He made the free fonts Kankin (2012, a heavy display typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), Silverfake (2012), Tetra (2011. +Cyrillic), Pacifica (2011), Perforama (2010), Velvet Drop (2010) and Bardelin (2010), Sumkin (2010, a fat signage typeface for Latin and Cyrillic), SumkinfreetypeMRfrukta2010, TotShrift-BoldBold (2010), Bext (2010), the leaf-themed display typeface Kaori (2010, Latin and Cyrillic), Grandnover (2010), and the futuristic typefaces Kvadro (2009), Brava Novella (2010, heavy slab serif) and Kardon (2010), downloadable here.
Some of his fonts are commercial, including the beautiful fat display typeface Houston (2013).
Aka Logo Labs. Tangerang, Indonesia-based designer of the signage typeface Ready For Fashion (2016), the handwriting font Marseille (2018), Swag Marker (2017), and the futuristic / techno typeface Hermes (2017).
Born in Buenos Aires, and a resident designer in Barcelona, Alfredo Graziani is the codesigner with Alejandro Paul at Umbrella Type of the medieval script Mama Script (2004). At Sudtipos, he created the script typeface Milk Script (2004, with Alejandro Paul: based on lettering seen in a 1923 Speedball manual), as well as Divina.
French type designer who contributes to FontYou. In 2014, Alice Resseguier co-designed the punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY with fellow FontYou designers Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran co-designed the retro signage script typeface Coco FY (2014).
Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran co-designed the girly script typeface Lola Lola FY (2014). This typeface was forcibly renamed Chelly FY a few days after its first appearance, possibly because there already was a typeface called Lola by Laura Messeguer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
French type designer who studied at Fachhochschule Düsseldorf (2009) and at the Ecole supérieure d'art et de design d'Amiens, France, class of 2011. At ESAD her graduation typeface was called Eskapade. In 2012, the blackletter typeface Eskapade Fraktur was published by Type Together. The angular weights Eskapade Regular and Eskapade Italic were added in 2012.
At Fontyou, Alisa co-designed the stylish Egyptian typeface Achille FY (2012) with Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Bertrand Reguron, and Achille II FY (2014) with Valentine Proust and Gregori Vincens. With Gia Tran, Gregori Vincens, Valentine Proust and Elvire Volk, she co-designed the monoline sans display typeface Younion FY (2013). Younion One FY is free at Dafont.
The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards.
The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone co-designed by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens co-designed the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).
Towards the end of 2013, she published four typefaces with Luis Gomes and Jeremie Hornus: Booster FY (a rounded sans), Gauthier FY (a transitional typeface family, followed in 2014 by Gauthier Next FY), Lean-O FY (a slab serif with leaning asymmetrical brackets; see also LeanO Sans in 2014), Marianina FY (a contemporary condensed 24-style headline sans family with simple strokes. Characterized by kinks in the ascenders).
Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).
The slender display typeface Sérafine FY (2013) was co-designed by Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.
Codesigner with Mr. Zyan of the alchemic hipster font Pyrenees FY (2013).
In 2013, she collaborated with Jérémie Hornus and Fabien Gailleul at FontYou on the design of the astrological simulation typeface Astral FY. The same group of three collaborated in 2014 on Naive Gothic FY.
In 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jason Vandenberg, Jérémie Hornus, Julien Priez and Alisa Nowak co-designed the creamy script Vanilla FY. It was renamed Vanille FY after a few days. Still in 2014, Adrien Midzic, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the very humanist sans family Saya FY and Saya Semisans FY. Luis Gomes, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the rounded sans typeface family Booster Next FY in 2014. Joao Costa co-designed the thin lachrymal typeface Zitrone FY in 2014 at FontYou with Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Monica Munguia, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the blackletter typeface Blackmoon FY. In 2014, Matthieu Meyer, Alisa Nowak and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the wedge serif typeface Ennio FY at FontYou. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak. In 2014, Joachim Vu, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the classical copperplate script typeface Vicomte FY. Codesigner with Jan Dominik Gillich of Sperling FY (2014, FontYou), a didone-inspired headline or fashion mag display typeface family. Designer of Marianina Wide FY (2014). In 2014, Alisa Nowak, Gregori Vincens and Andrey Kudryavtsev created Achille II Cyr FY. Codesigner of Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak). Still in 2014, Julien Priez, Hugo Dumont, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed Rowton Sans FY, a sans family patterned after Gill Sans in six weights, from Hairline to Bold---named after Arthur Eric Rowton Gill, it has the Gillian lower case g but italic lowercase is a bit too far afield for my own taste, especially the squeezed g.
In 2015, Jérémie Hornus, Clara Jullien and Alisa Nowak co-designed the spurless / organic slightly inflated sans typeface family Diodrum at Indian Type Foundry.
In 2016, Alisa Nowak, Julie Soudanne and Jean-Baptiste Morizot co-designed Graphico (Indian Type Foundry): Its letterforms are industrial and square-sided. The typeface looks like the product of precision mechanics: it should be featured together with tech---either old tech like appliances or watches, or new tech like apps and laptop stands. In 2016, Alisa Nowak designed the all caps art deco / avant garde typeface family Inbox that comes with many great ligatures and interlocking glyph pairs. It was published at Indian Type Foundry. Alpinist (2016) is a humanist sans with a small x-height optimized for magazine design and other editorial applications. The edges are slightly rounded for easy reading. It was designed by Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak.
In 2016, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak relaeasesd Associae Sans and Slab (+Stencil), and Associate Mono at Indian Type Foundry.
Papelli (2016) is an informal typeface family by Alisa Nowak and Julie Soudanne.
In 2017, Jérémie Hornus, Julie Soudanne and Alisa Nowak designed the attractive titling didone typeface Zesta.
Associate Sans (2019, Jérémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak)is a sans family with an American gothic look. Matching font families include Associate Slab, Associate Sans Stencil, Associate Slab Stencil, and Associate Sans Mono.
Alit Design (or: Gurita Hitam)
Designer in Wonogiri, Indonesia, b. 1987. In 2018, he published the free script typefaces Hailuna and Anthemie. His commercial typefaces include the excellent retro signage script Bohemian Melody (2018), the signage script Avangarde (2018) and the hand-crafted Mentawai (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Basuki Script, Agradian (script), Adonessia (wild calligraphy), Black Hummer (brush script, identical to Bellarsky), Ethiopia, Starlight (script), Giorello (a signature script), Ducky Manly, Mohica (a license plate font), Realistica (a brushed signage font), Mondella (a ronde script), Bellarsky, Thunder, Thunder Rough.
New York City-based designer of Radio Corp (2015, an art deco family designed as a tributed to the 1920s New York City architect Ralph Thomas Walker), Circle Deco (2015), Insomnia Deco (2015) and the sketched art deco typeface Jingle Display (2015).
Indonesian designer of the brush script Sometimes (2019), the high contrast serif typeface Quakiez (2019), the serif typeface Romerio (2019), the condensed all caps piano key typeface Romestone (2019), and the script typefaces Cherolina (2019), Photorichies (2019), Photography Script (2019), Retrochips (2019), Mountecarlo (2019: monoline), Beautinela (2019: monoline), Ophelie (2019, Script+Sans), Denalova (2019), Shelline (2019), and Mathelline (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Brokenz (a muscular display sans), Costiera (a brushed script), Lorenza (a fashion mag sans), Belgium Catherine (a signature script), Oatlander (retro baseball script), Amazed Breath (script), Rockmore (a brush script), Empirez Slab Serif (an octagonal sports font), Amazed Breath.
Alphabet Soup (or: Michael Doret)
Michael Doret is a commercial hand lettering artist in Hollywood, CA, but born in New York in 1946. A graduate of The Cooper Union, he was interviewed by MyFonts in 2011. He worked at PhotoLettering as an assistant of Ed Benguiat. Klingspor link. Behance link. Veer writes: A graduate of the Cooper Union, Michael has run his own design studio for many years - first in New York City - and currently in Hollywood. An eight-time winner of the New York Art Directors Club Silver Award, Michael is a specialist in logos and letterforms. His unique typographic vision blends elements of lettering, illustration and graphic design. The inspiration for his work has come from such diverse sources as matchbook covers, theater marquees, enamel signs, early and mid-20th century packaging, and various other artifacts of this great land of ours. Although for much of his career he executed his work in traditional media, he now works almost exclusively in a digital format. In 2006, he set up his own foundry, Alphabet Soup.
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of Bifocals Grotesk (2017: free at Pixel Surplus), the script typeface Almyra (2017), the brush script Tequilla (2017), the dry brush typeface Wolfgang (2017), the signage script typefaces Burlsworth 1900 (2017) and Franklyn 1706 (2017) and the free heavy hand-crafted poster typeface Thyeena (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Hatsch, Arnold Script, Arnold Sans, Neo Zapeline, Neo Mayhem (signage script), Galantis (signage script), Carlson (signage script), Gladiol Haze Script, Zeichen Script (free), Martens Script, Martens Sans, Mayhem.
Typefaces from 2019: Fancy Melody, Lil Stuart (script).
Founded by Tod Swormstedt, former editor and publisher of Signs of the Times magazine, the American Sign Museum (est. 2005) is based in Cincinnati, OH. Mike Jackson at the American Sign Museum lists the top 25 early sign making books, roughly in order of his personal preference. Many of these contain great alphabets that can provide inspiration. His list with Mike Jackson's comments in italic:
Amir Subqi Setiaji
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of Raitons (2017: signage script), The Crumble (2017, script), Batallion (2017, script), Deadly Phyton (2017), Loguetown (2017, signage script), Axettac Script (2017) and Cadass (2017: baseball or signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Avant Grande (dry brush), Ematodas (brush), Rattem Hullax, Wiltasso (script), Battams, Rassain, Phyton, Bloomy Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Resshoir (dry brush script), Guzttass, Katteline Rumadhon, Sholaria (a formal calligraphic script), Bathagor (a heavy signature script), Crumble.
Amtypes (was: TypeWolves, Amtypefoundry, or Try and Error)
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the angular signage typeface Lawson (2014), the Victorian signage typeface Houden HTN (2014), the paint brush typeface Valerie (2014), and the ironwork typeface Pipeburn (2014).
In 2015, Angga made the hand-painted typeface Hellous, the hand-crafted Belion, Haste, Seafool and Teaters, the brush typefaces She Lovely, Stay Bold and Rainfall, the great rough brush typeface Harvest, the calligraphic (wedding script?) Judy, the brush face Tropica Island, and the script typeface Callera.
Typefaces from 2016: Badhorse, Burtons Script, Heats, East Coast, Happy Boys, Bird House, Sailor (a vintage rounded letterpress emulation typeface in solid and rough versions), Alloha (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Cinamon (brush script), Blackships (Victorian), Explode (a fresh all caps sans layered typeface), Black Gate, Cup Cakes, Wildest Script, Buffalo.
Typefaces from 2018: Hellios (a signature script), Haste, Sunborn Sans, Sunborn Script, Bright, Sweet Belly, Cortez (octagonal), Silver Stone (a vintage Western font), Sumo Book.
Typefaces from 2019: Masquerouge.
Behance link. Creative Market link. Cargo Collective link. Behance link for Try and Error Studio. Creative Market link for Amtypefoundry. Creative Market link for Type Wolves. Behance link for Type Wolves. Creative Market link for Amtypes. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bogotá-based Colombian graphic design studio and type foundry Andinistas was founded in 1998 by Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero, Lennyn Salinas, Mariangeles Valero, Juan Carlos Valero, Jorge Alexander Camargo Guerrero, Rafael Rincón, and Jordi Teres. It was first located in Caracas, Venezuela, but moved in 2003 to Bogotá, Colombia. New names in its organization include Alexander Moreno. Many of its designers are Venezuelan.
Among their typefaces: Nikona, Magola (2008, puffy script), Angelita, Pepelepu, Zerotipo, Skuke, Retro, Radio Bemba, Pumarosa, Pr1, Oficia, Nativa, Mongol (free), Lirrot, Leroy (1999-2008, computer screen stripes), Leroy Dingbats (1998-2008), Hiroformica, Hibrida, Guerilla, Guerilla Outline, Gruada, Gancho Petare, Escuedra, Esbelta, DSNett, dia-D, Download, Denego, Cristal, Codiga, Codiga Icon, Codiga Destroy, Codiga Codec, Chacao Petare, Cazon Gothic, Boa, Biol, Ave-cedario, Anaira.
Cazon (2007, Camargo Guerrero) is a family of calligraphic origin consisting of 7 styles: Gris, Negra, Uno, Dos, Tres, Dingbats A and B and is based on the paintbrush letters found in the popular markets of La Guaira, Caracas. This family won an award in the experimental typeface category at Tipos Latinos 2008. Lirrot (2007) is a 6-style grunge handwriting typeface bordering on the psychotic, and comes with Lirrot Dingbats. It too won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008.
PP Lepu (1998-2008) is pixel grunge. Josefina (+Dingbats1) is a curly script also made in 2008. Navaja (2008) and Diad are collections of grunge fonts with grungy dingbats. Lucrecia 1 through 3 (2008) is a fat connected script family ranging from clean to splattered.
Telesforo (2008) radiates anger from its brushy grungy limbs. Telesforo Black won an award at Tiupos Latinos 2012. Ninja 1 and Ninja 2 (2008) are script fonts, and are accompanied by Ninja Dingbats (2008). Dsnet (2008) is a 6-style bare-bones rounded squarish family. Flaminia and Flaminia Dingbats (2008) are useful for food-related signage. Modelia (2008) is thick, informal, and looks like it was brushdrawn. Modelia won an award at Tipos Latinos 2010. Filomena (2008) is a brush family with a goth theme and an accompanying goth dingbats. Obdulia (2008) and Floro (2008) are extreme mural grunge fonts. Marimonda (2009) is grunge calligraphy.
Typefaces from 2012: Demetria (a hellish script), Ciclope (army stencil), Meteora (a sturdy weathered family), Kamuy (a grunge typeface, with dingbats, that links to Asian comic style lettering, and Japan in the Pacific War), Naturalia (an informal sans family).
In 2013, he made Gluten (a poster typeface family), Bengala Script (a distant relative of Mistral), Chef Script (a large signage script influenced by Ross F. George's Speedball lettering manual (1957)), Chef Script Dingbats (hilarious restaurant dings and fists), Sumergible Script.
Typefaces from 2014: Citronela (cartoon or Caribbean hotel signage font family), Bemol (a set of script fonts in craftsman style), Nemocon (creamy script), Acustica (a calligraphic Acustica Script, with didone Acustica Caps, and a decorative Acustica Dingbats), Cereal (+ Script (a vampire script), Skin and Dingbats).
Typefaces from 2016: Enjoy (Script, Caps).
Sonora won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014. Combine Script and Combine Caps (layerable colorable fonts), and Nemocon, won awards at Tipos Latinos 2016. Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 for Clothing, a titling typeface published at Andinistas by Camilo Zamora and Carlos Fabian Camargo.
Typefaces from 2020: Rapsodia (a decorative all-caps family with curl, spurs, Victorian details, and decadent frills).
Andrei Trick Robu
Andrey Kudryavtsev Type Foundry (or: AKTF)
Foundry in Irkutsk in Siberia.
Andrey Kudryavtsev designed Spacexplorer (2012), Necromant (2012), Flexy Sans (2011), Otrada (2011, signage script), Micronica (2008), a font shaped like old TV screens, Karlson (2009), Imperator (2010, a Trajan face), Alter (2010), Sommelier (2011), Alebarda (2009), Rubicon (2009) and Flexy Sans (2009).
In 2013, AKTF published Softipen Script. In 2014, he created Qwincey FY (a high-contrast slightly flared almost Peignotian sans family, published by FontYou), Warren Narrow and Achille II Cyr FY (together with the Fontyou team of Alisa Nowak and Gregori Vincens).
Typefaces from 2015: Smile Pro (a fat multi-style hand-crafted poster family of exceptional beauty; together with Rodrigo Araya), Ardilla Small (a rounded small x-height sans done together with Rodrigo Araya; inspired by the children's show Peppa Pig), Plumps, Antey, Crisper.
Typefaces from 2017: AK Sans, Hatter Cyrillic Display (a Halloween font), La Pica (by Rodrigo Araya and Andrey Kudryavtsev), Fairystory (curly typeface), Kreker (a rounded poster sans), Stickout (comic book style).
Typefaces from 2018: Czarevitch (a Cyrillic and Cyrillic simulation pair), Skaz (a psychedelic type inspired by the Victorian typeface Ringlet), Sitari, Dozer, Squick (a comic book / children's font family by Franco Jonas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Rodrigo Araya), Freept (a free marker font), Nightelf, Ingot (a condensed rounded blackletter), Insolenta. Ding (2018) is a great fattish cartoon font that was co-designed by Rodrigo Araya Salas, Andrey Kudryavtsev and Franco Jonas. See also its extensions, Ding Pro (2019) and Ding Extra (2019).
Typefaces from 2019: Clarence Alt (a an almost bubblegum children's book sans by Franco Jonas, Rodrigo Araya Salas and Andrey Kudryavtsev).
Typefaces from 2020: 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).
Spanish type designer who created many typefaces at José Iranzobetween 1948 and 1965. These include: Gotico (1951, blackletter), Nueva Escritura Inglesa (1948), Junco (1962-1965: fino, seminegro, negro---condensed contrasted sans family), Pincel (1956, informal signage script), and Supremo (1956: fino, fino cursiva, seminegro, seminegro cursiva, negro, negro cursiva). [Google] [More] ⦿
Argentinian lettering artist who worked for 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others. Veer wrote: The talented Angel Koziupa has been lettering, creating type and designing logos for the past 40 years. His handiwork is behind nearly every important packaging logotype in Argentina. He worked 35 years for McCann Erikson and has produced freelance works for other major agencies like Interbrand, Futurebrand, and others.
Koziupa designed a number of alphabets in cooperation with Alejandro Paul of Sudtipos, who created digital typefaces out of them.
His typefaces include Jugo Script (2014), Avellana Pro (2012), Bayoneta Pro (2012, an angular typeface), Machete Pro (2012, related to Bayoneta Pro), Aventura (2011), Coche (2011, a signage face), Aguafina Script (2009, free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Primavera (2008, a signage face), Angelus (2008), Felipe (2009), Amarinda (2004, Sudtipos), Argenta (2004), Biographer (2009, an upright almost connected script), Bravissima Script (2009), Bubblegum Sans Pro (2011), Cenizas (2008), Chocolate (2008, a market sign family in weights called Amargo, Caliente and Dulce), Condiment (free at Google Web Fonts), Cupcake (2010, a food signage face), Murga (2003), Tiza (2003), Galgo Script (2007, rough-edged calligraphic script), Kilo (2010, signage face), Koziupack (2008), Kozmetica Script (2011, a delicate wedding script or make-up brand script), HabanoST (2003), Argenta (2003), Malbeck (2003), Alma (2005), MobleySans (2003), Malambo, Oxida (2005), Inoxida (2009), Piedra (2010, grunge; free at Google Web Fonts), Pinguino (2005, condensed brush face), Platinus Script Pro (2012, a wedding font), Ricotta Script (2011, a true signage face), Romy (2007, graffiti script), Voyeur (2011), Almond Script (2007), Candombe (2007, a brushy script with an African theme---the Pro version is from 2013), Amorinda (2007), Cafelatte (2006, signage face), Matogrosso Script (2009), Uplink (2009, upright connected script), Aladin (2009, an art nouveau-meets-Arabic face; free at Google Web Fonts and at OFL), Delight Script (2011: a 1950s signage face, which won an award at Tipos Latinos 2012), Diplomatic (2009) and MobleySerif (2003) were created by Alejandro Paul based on his letters. They can be purchased at Umbrella Type. Also at Umbrella, Paul and Koziupa made the casual script typeface Brisa (2004; its grungified version is Viento, 2011), and the script typefaces Chocolate Caliente, Amargo and Dulce (2005), Felipe (2005), Cooked (2006, rough-edged), Chicle ST (2007, bubble gum wrapper type, free at Google Web Fonts), Lombriz (2005), Bakery Script (2006, for signs in stores), and the frizzy Cenizas (2005).
Bilined deco scripts such as Festival Script Pro (2013: a winner at Tipos Latinos 2014), Tanguera (2007), Aranjuez (2012), Bellas Artes (2007, doubly-lined script), Heraldica Script (2013), and Evergreen (2014, a leafy script).
Cambridge, UK-based designer of the calligraphic brush script typeface Inkinity (2017) and the hand-crafted typefaces Handflow (2017), Norsanda (2017) and Bustille (2017). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angin Studio (or: David Novrian)
Aka Debby Aristiya or Ahmad Aswin (Angin Studio) or David Novrian, b. 1996. Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the vintage rounded hand-lettered typeface Kirana (2016), the signage script Voltury (2018: MouseCrafted in Dublin, Ireland claim that they made this font though), Heller Sans (2018), the vintage signage scripts Harlend (2018) and Crawley (2018), the vintage fonts Crumble (2018) and Magnolia (2018), and the titling typeface Cascade (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Rebeque Deco, Larasati, Verveda 01, Northern, Cemoro (an all caps sans), Mullion (a wedge serif), The Bordellia (font duo), Verveda, Carily, Bellonion (monoline script), Boulder, Gillnord (a weathered monoline script), Castela (script).
Ania Kruk (b. 1987, Poznan, Poland) is a designer in Barcelona. She has studied towards an MA in design at the University of Aerts in Poznan, 2005-2011 and obtained a Masters in Advanced Typography and Editorial Design in 2010 at Eina (Escola de Disseny i Art, Barcelona).
She created the text typeface Arnie (2011). She writes: Arnie is a text typeface designed for books and poetry. Due to calligraphic origin, rather classical proportions and flat curves, it seems solid and stable. While big counters and varying line weight make it look light and airy in long texts. She also created the signage script face Cookie (2011), which is free at Google Web Fonts. Panna Kotta (2010) is an upright italic. Ladaco (2008) is inspired in Polish folkloric cut-outs.
Anna Cairns (b. 1989) studied Communication Design at the University of the Arts Berlin, Willem de Kooning Academie Rotterdam and University of Art and Design Karlsruhe. She interned at Magma Design Studio and works as a freelancer designing type, websites, publications and visual identities. In 2016, she created the American signage brush script typeface Acron (Volcano Type). Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Anna Giedrys, who is based in Lidzbark Warminski, Poland, and in Czechia, works as a graphic designer focusing on visual identities, illustrations, and typeface design. She obtained an MA in graphic design and visual communication from the University of Fine Arts in Poznan (Sign and Typography Studio) and graduated as a Master of Arts. During her exchange studies of graphic and fashion design at Vilnius Fine Arts Academy (Lithuania), she fell in love with calligraphy, lettering, and pattern design. Currently, she runs her own studio Ancymonic and collaborates with Rosetta Type Foundry. Google Plus link.
Annas Alam Yahya
Sao Paulo-based designer of the grungy poster typeface Sijunho (2014), It Began in Africa (2013), the titling typeface Planalto (2013), the rounded sans signage typeface Street Market (2013), the sans headline typeface Kuatia (2013), the paintbrush font Ink Revolution (2013), and the warm serif typeface Serifado (2013).
Portland, Oregon-based designer of these typefaces in 2019: Countdown (spurred; Rough, Outline & Ornament), Countdown Ville, The Hotling (brush font), Sihaloho (signage script), Blues Vacations, Hacrley Serif, Roller Coaster (Victorian), Orlando (a monoline signature font), Fairing Brush (a Halloween brush font), Lydiani, Rusty The Buttcher, Anetha Faith Signature, Gibsons Co Vol.2, Tunnels (dry brush), Hellena Jeslyn (a signature font duo), Gibsons Co, Saint Quard Serif, The Wolfman SignPainted, The Beatcher Typeface (a vintage all caps titling typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of Interest (dot matrix), Order (constructivist), Attica, Continuum (rounded bold), Fairway (+Slab, +Serif), Slant (techno), Cowboy (2008, Western-themed), Lights in the sky, Olymia Bold, Solida (psychedelic), Digi (pixel face), Villa (heavy slab serif) and Olympia Light. In 2009, he added Versional, Crown, Vend, Reed (Slab, Sans, both octagonal), Spaced Out (Bold, Italic, Regular), Jingle, ReMix (kitchen tile), Squire (3d face), Garage Sale (stencil), Signage, Futility (blackletter), Expearemint, Textual, Callout, tweedie, Embolden, Clipped, Economical, Emphasis, Vessel, Honest, Union (+Flat, +Sans, +New), Interest (pixel/dotted face), Venus Sans, Minanim, Diner (rounded), Lights in the Sky (De Stijl-like font), Opine, Charmer (+Inverse), Tweedle, Textual, Solida (ultra round), Slant, Slant, Villa (heavy slab serif), Versional, Vend, Union, Union Sans, Union New Sans, Union New Flat, Paperclip, Poofy, Steel (+Outline: octagonal), Crown, Diner (rounded), Solemn Bold, Solemn, reed Sans Mono (octagonal).
Fonts from 2010: Full Deck (playing card font), Scrollboard, Power Up (piano key face), Groovy Fu, Formality, Union New (+Sans, +Flat), Angle Tutorial, Aurora Light (elliptical monoline sans), Pushpins, Aurora Light, Scrawl (marker face), Evity (a grotesk face), Altipen (upright script).
Fonts from 2011: Obleak (oblique techno face), Likea (a heavy mechanical sans), Uptake (elliptical).
Fonts from 2012: Omit (a bilined stencil face).
Fonts from 2013: Emblazoned.
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the following script or signage typefaces in 2018: Refadhiana Lajuba (calligraphic), Annjelina (calligraphic), Willdiyana (calligraphic), Mollgarete, Dino Party (a children's book font), Sweet Dream, Sweet Sweet (a curly script), Milena Hymes Script, Aggie Marder Script, Musche Moulton Script, Marshabella (calligraphic), Cathleen, Angelica, Bella Madelyn, Michelle Stine, Alissa Thomas, Angies Luis Script, Krusyida, Ossellany Script, Austria Script, Motesia (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2019: Varelisa, England (a wild script), Sarllina, Amilya (a curly script), Fartos Benofa, Sinta Script, Leone Moliss, Davina Sichelle, Molin (a softly curved serif), Berlin Script, Antonio, Bilges (a display didone), Sarmytos, Mortyni, Beldon, Goliyana (a formal calligraphic script), Mellysa, Osella Estin (a signature font), Mellionery, Antilira, Amerthyna.
Typefaces from 2020: Arabela, Agatha (an open upright script), Melistoria, Michelle Stine, Qorlyna Script, Refadhiana Script, Molisa (script), Gabrina (script), Gogles, Gracelina, Amrelia, Rostina (an upright calligraphic script), Sicheli (a brush script), Amidah (an upright ronde script).
Medan, Indonesia-based designer of the calligraphic typefaces Andara Script (2016) and Sareeka Script (2016). In 2017, Azra designed Sensational (a signature script), Asyiela (calligraphic script), Kaktoes (signage script), Blackout (vintage signage script), Adreena Script, Zaheera, Lanara Script and Nazeefa Script (free at Dafont).
Typefaces from 2018: Sakage (signature font), Antara Script, Raisa Lovers (font duo), Sydnee (calligraphic), Anastacia Signature, Aurellia Script, Outside Collection, Nicole White.
Arief Setyo Wahyudi
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Graphic designer in Jakarta, who created Guilloyine (2016, a sharp-edged stylish brush typeface), Handmad (2016), Backhorn (2016), Mustang (2016, signage typeface) and Straight Hand (2016, brush typeface). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art and Sign Unlimited
Jerry Berg (Art and Sign Unlimited) created these signage typefaces in 2014: Zipper, Quick Script (calligraphic), Maverick, Poster Script, Longhorn, Empire (spurred, Victorian), Backfire, Cascadia, Casino (Victorian), Casino Fancy.
In 2015, he created Shop Casual, Hamilton Grand (flowing formal script), Muy Bueno (a regular monoline script font), Rough Draw, Gambit and Tradition. In 2015, he designed Ale House (a slab serif done with Lavonne West).
Typefaces from 2016: ASU Stingray Regular (a casual rhythmic hand), Dragonfly (Victorian octagonal style), California Script.
Typefaces from 2017: Tramp (signage script).
Artcity is a digital type foundry and lettering studio based in Legionowa, Poland. Artcity specializes in designing fonts for comic books and books for children. The principal, Daniel Bak, is the Warsaw, Poland-based designer of the free monoline signage typeface Sweet Melody (2012). In 2014, Sweet Melody became a commercial typeface. He also designed the comic book typefaces Wormtongue, Fatality, Uzurpator (2014) and Angry Ronin (2014), the hand-printed typeface Danny, the techno typeface Technikolor (2014), the poster typeface Jeffs Garage, the Latin/Cyrillic children's book font family Zira (2014), and the Latin / Cyrillic / Greek children's book typeface Cornelius (2014).
In 2018, he published Baobab.
Ahmad Ramzi Fahruddin (aka Ramzehhh and as Ramz Fahruddin, b. 1993) established Arterfak Project in 2015. He is the Palembang, Indonesia-based designer of the display typefaces Aidah (2015, spurred), Temenyut (2015, spurred), Basenglah (2015, a geometric solid typeface), Local Genius (2015), Oropitem (2015, blackletter), Cakmacak (2015), Maeninaja (2015), Yagitudeh (2015, a free doodle font), Cagar (2015, free), Pletakrutuk (2015) and Beguyur (2015), the free experimental techno typeface Semravut (2015), the lava lamp typeface Cagar (2015) and the free spurred vintage typeface Outromoro (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Anehena (a beveled ornamental typeface), Bongoknian (spurred), Sebasengan (sketched, arched, stitched, textured, eroded and embossed substyles), Sekatoon (Victorian), Bekelakar (Victorian), Sambeltigo, Wayawaya (free bilined art deco), Geroboktuo, Bedengkang, Ringam, Cindo Kato (spurred Victorian typeface), Ngopi Doken (a layered hand-crafted typeface family), Bedesau (Victorian), Temenyut (spurred Victorian style), Sirugino (a spurred tattoo / blackletter type), Buyanbengak (spurred), Geradakan (dry brush type).
Typefaces from 2017: Martinez (Tuscan), Hughoney, Rockrace, Monabelia (Victorian), Philosophiya, Love Quake, Childwood, Circulat Decorative Frames, Dakmodal, Yasaman, Bsakoja, Meringam, Besigetz (Victorian), Bedempank, Ngamboel (a modern inline), Jemahok (an inline typeface), Sirunian (decorative blackletter), Belinjangan (brush style), Cerudikan, Kanjian (Victorian deco).
Typefaces from 2018: Mirandah (monoline, vintage), Subversia (Victorian), Bertha (a free display family that includes Shadow Line, Sans and Spurred substyles), Quickers, Marchelle (art deco), Lourena, Mellynda, Leophard (octagonal), Wishteria, Slashback, Katheryna, Febiolla, Tropicane, Maretha (a monoline script).
Typefaces from 2019: Requeiro (a spurred inline vintage font), Mourich (an all caps display typeface), Newston (a tall condensed news headline typeface family), The Black Sugare (blackletter-inspired), Magnies (an elegant stencil), Hermona (a spurred vintage label font), Bronzier (a sports font), Mayhena (a monoline script), Amnestia (a vintage all caps typeface), Highrush (font duo), Humeira (for children's books), Montheim (retro signage font), Hodgeson (a slab serif family), Delaroca, (a spurred black metal band font) Banda Niera, Bargers Distressed (spurred, Victorian), The Realita, Newston (a compressed skyline-style font), Ariestha Script, The Black Square, Requiem (Victorian or rococo inline caps), Invasible, Ferguson (an almost monoline slab serif family), Mirenath (a rounded vintage monoline typeface), Afolkalips (a tribal painted font inspired by the Papuan culture), Mellandry, Masterson (a slab serif western font), Marsheila (art deco), Kanjian, Belinjangan, Sirunian (a decortaive spurred typeface), Quickers, Marcheile (slightly art nouveau), Marcheile, Monabelia, Nourishe (a fashion mag sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Nagietha, Khodijah (an Arabic emulation font), Sometimes Rough, Savaneta (a vintage all caps typeface), Valmera (a Peignotian sans), Hargalia (classic calligraphy), Cherione (a unicase font), Revans (a display sans).
British designer whose typefaces were published by Letterhead Fonts. They include Stratford (2002), Hindlewood (2002: a fraktur family, in Sans, Soft, and Hard; and Regular or Groteque), Opening Night (2002: for sgnage), Red Sable Script (2006, photolettering age script), Senatus, Flash Script (signage), LHF Chesham Sans (2002-2012), Wade Grotesque (2003), Wade Dynamic (2008, bold sans), Cincinnati Poster (2003, signage), Tallington (2003, a great gas-pipe lettering font), Stevens Percepta (2003, inspired by showcard writer/designer Mike Stevens), Speedstyle (2004, comic book face), LHF Tideway Script (2004, connected fifties script), Essendine (roman), Stevens Percepta (flared headline sans), and American Sans. Klingspor link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Opentypes. Indonesian designer, b. 1983, of Mantra (2019: signage script), Tokyo Drift (2019: a speedster font), Louvre (2019: a fashionable display sans), Billian (2019: an autocrat's sans), Sigma (2019), Angettypes (2019: a bold script), Neuron (2019: sans), In The Dark (2019: based on the ACDC logo), Bodhi (2019: a wild brush font), Sylvanna Script (2019), Emely Script (2019), Tom Harvey (2019: a weathered script), Brave Heart (2019: Victorian), Riogrande (2019: a retro signage script), Reaverock (2019: a spurred black metal typeface), Brotherjhon (2019, Bold and stencil), and Gajetto (2019: a bold geometric sans). [Google] [More] ⦿
Artimasa (Banda Aceh, Indonesia) designed the calligraphic typeface Prada in 2013.
In 2014, Artimasa added Aliva (connected signage script), Thander (heavy signage script), Sherina (thin script), Adelia (signage script), Advena, Authentica (vintage script), Brandall (connected script), Graceful (script), Felisha (a creamy script), Zelda (connected script), Bulgary Script (a swashy connected wedding script), Heyzilla (connected script), Nabila (signage script), Hipsteria (connected script), Zakia (script) and Baliho (signage script), and the free 60s signage or baseball script typeface Streetwear.
Typefaces from 2015: Balqis (calligraphic script), Debby (free brush script), Lettuce (calligraphic), Fadilla (connected calligraphic script), Steelheart (calligraphic script), Shaqila (signage script), Hamster Script (free), Cherrybelle (brush script), Hillwood (connected signage script), Snatchy Script, Harlott (a free connected brush script), Endless Sorrow (funky lettering), Atlantika, Oldways (free modular typeface), Winterfell (connected script), Fairy Tales, Foreplay, Bad Mood (vintage signage script), Delisa.
Typefaces from 2017: West Side (a free).
Artisan Studio (or: Artisans)
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based studio associated with Nava Abel and/or Roiyani Teungku and/or Teungku Dibale. Designer of these typefaces in 2015: the calligraphic signage typeface Antero, the calligraphic typefaces Elastic, Braveheart, Midnight and Lettuce, and the creamy brush script typefaces Aqualita and Scylla.
In 2016, he designed Metafora (a fresh upbeat script), Worker, Asly Brush, Mallow Script, Arnetalia and Wholler (connected calligraphic typeface)
Typefaces from 2017: Manifesto, Good Night, Best Lottre.
Typefaces from 2018: the upright script typeface Sumantry (which is by Roiyani Teungku), the signage script typeface Plants, Solange (font duo), Angelica (inky script), Nathalia, Chica Maravilla, Handwriting (a signature font), Mighty Girl (font duo).
Typefaces from 2019: Smoothen, Olivera, Story Fresh (a fine brush script), Martoni (a thin script), Hortense (wild calligraphy), Magnison (vintage font duo), Ringstone (a rhythmic signage script), Vectory. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Artist of Design
Commercial foundry that was in Kensington and/or Moorhead, MN, but is now in Park Rapids, MN, run by André Zottolo. Most of his fonts are hand-printed, such as AZ Cut Script (2011, a script), AZ Pledge, AZ Grampa, AZ Fast Fury, AZ Hello, AZ Dude, AZ Tiki, AZ Script, AZ New Rough, AZ Imperial, AZ College (+Brushed), and AZ Vintage Tattoo, all made ca. 2010-2011.
His earliest fonts were free. They included Alpha, Barracuda, Collem, Cornelia, Declan, Funtime, Roughfart, Tiki, MessyGirl.
Typefaces from 2011: AZ Union is a Western face. AZ Text and AZ Dramamine are grungy hand-printed typefaces. AZ Sailor Tattoo is an outline tattoo face. AZ Hello Brushed is a brush typeface inspired by auto repair signs. AZ Rough Fart is a squarish mural brush face. AZ Wings is Victorian. AZ Placid is an eroded outline face.
Type designs from 2012: AZ Mavericks (based on a skateboard logo), AZ Barista (inspired by Leonetto Cappiello's poster art from the 1920s), AZ Indian (signage script), AZ Harpers July (inspired by Edward Penfield's poster art from ca. 1900), AZ Plug Italic (inspired by the poster art of Edward Penfield and Franz Hazenplug, ca. 1900), AZ Audiotape, AZ Kiss (sketched type), AZ Varsity (athletic lettering), AZ Varsity Brush (textured version), AZ Claire (fat signage script).
Typefaces from 2015: AZ Yoyo.
Typefaces from 2016: AZ Cruisin.
ArtOne CreativeWorks (was: Locomotype)
ArtOne Digital (formerly Locomotype) is the type foundry of Arwan Sutanto, a graphic designer in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, who also owns ArtOne Creativeworks. Arwan created the elliptical sans face Fonquero (2014), the free brush typeface Belepotan (2014, +Italic), Fonesia (2014), Fonesh (2014), Fonia (2014), and the free outline typeface Fonarto XT (2014; updated in 2019 to Fonarto v2). Fondian (2014) is a commercial rounded Comic Sans style typeface. Fonago (2014) is a vintage font. Tinta Script (2014) is an upright script.
Typefaces from 2015: Fonesia, Cemara (brush script typeface), Garris (monoline script), Fonstyle, Fonari, Fonderful, Fonjava (a rhythmic script), Fonjazz, Fonino (brush script).
Typefaces from 2016: Om Telolet Om (free), Sumptuous (sans), Sumptuous Light, Boldero Brush (inspired by graffiti art), Hotline (a monoline connected signage script), Jogjakartype, Jogjakartype Logos.
Typefaces from 2019: Crimstone (a weathered octagonal typeface), Noiry (script), Bonega (an all caps inscriptional sans), Pantura (a playful casual font), Kaftice, Redsniper (Victorian), True Happiness, Harmona (Script, Sans), Pestapora, Lendiga (a monoline script), Zoelander, Wkwk, Romantick, Sweet Pancake (calligraphic script).
Graphic designer in Dublin, Ireland. His typefaces in 2014 include Tipsy Script, Sketch Up, Woods Woods, Chiply Script, Exuber (a condensed didone), Coplex, Adelaide, Denise, Amalia (a condensed formal script), Paradise (a ronde script), Aberdeen (a vintage handmade typeface) and the extensive typeface family Vernon Sans.
In 2015, he created Broondy Serif (a didone typeface with wedge serifs), Volare (vintage family), Ellington, Adamina Script (a sturdy connected signage script). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ashley West (Montreal, Quebec) designed the oily signage typeface Florida Macaroni (2013) and the dot matrix typeface Peggo (2013).
Astigmatic One Eye
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco typeface at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2011, free typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).
Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline; + grungy version), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003: papercut sans), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script Pro (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE (described as a bacterial stencil typeface), PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie, BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth (an eerie brush script), Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper (Halloween font), Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif typeface Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other typefaces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display typeface at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman, at Google Fonts and CTAN), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation typeface inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].
Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).
Stiggy & Sands is the American type foundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
Typefaces from 2014: Franken Jr AOE Pro (inspired by the title screen from the 1966 Hanna Barbera cartoon Frankenstein Jr), Good Eatin Pro AOE (inspired by the title screen from the 1942 Warner Bros. cartoon Dog Tired), Ghostkid AOE Pro (comic letter style).
Typefaces from 2015: Shanks Antique 5 AOE (after the newspaper typeface Memorial (1865, Stevens, Shanks & Sons)), Reliquaire AOE (a somber blackletter typeface inspired by Memorial (1881, Boston Type Foundry)).
Typefaces from 2016: Mailuna Pro AOE (a gothic sans), Kentish AOE Pro (art deco). Reardon AOE (a digitization of a film typeface called Joyce Black by LetterGraphics), Berkmire AOE (1970s style robot-inspired techno font), Blackheath Pro AOE (this typeface started as a digitization of a film typeface called Roberts Square by LetterGraphics), Delaware Pro AOE (art deco), Rutland AOE (a futuristic font that is a digitization of a film typeface called Maccaro by LetterGraphics). In 2016, Brian J. Bonislawasky and Jim Lyles published the rugged octagonal mega typeface family Tradesman at Grype. In 2017, they added the art deco typeface Cowling Sans AOE (which is based on alphabet from "Lettering for Commercial Purposes" by Wm. Hugh Gordon). In 2018, they published the letterpress emulation typeface Prison Pro, Pink Sangria (50s style movie font), Manic Tambourine, Motenacity (a Martian cartoon font), the old typewriter font Office Memorandum Pro, and the Flintstone font Strongman.
Atelier de Design Holistique
Designer in Camboulazet (was: Albi and Toulouse), France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.
In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.
Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font).
Typefaces from 2019: Abac (free).
Mosbach, Germany-based designer of Mibelle (2015), Edmond Bold (2015), Brad Bold (2015, brush font), Josia (2015, hand-crafted by a child), Palm Script (2015, curly font), Sarayon (2015, fat crayon script based on daughter Sarah's handwriting), Friday Script (2014), Vector Font No 5 (2015), Jekyde Bold (2015, fat brush font), Inkje Italic (2015, brush),Bbambink (2015) and Bambist Condensed (2015, hand-made with bamboo pen and ink).
Typefaces from 2016: Miller Mini, Palim (grungy curly script), Mondeen, Mondeen Condensed.
Aurora Type Co
Donetsk and Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the bubblegum / cartoon font Balloon (2015), the brush typefaces Adelina Script (2015) and Supertramp (2015), and the free signage typeface Candy (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Americus (a weathered sign painting emulation font), Legend (Script, Serif, Sans Serif), Makers (brush), Heartland.
Typefaces from 2017: Bourbon House, Aurora Script (formal calligraphic script), Bjola (an informal children;s book font full of joie de vivre).
Typefaces from 2018: Gastro Kultura (hand-crafted).
München-based foundry, est. 2008 by Gert Wiescher, whose main font foundry is Wiescher Design. Myfonts link. Specializing in handwritten scripts and rough fonts, they created Obsession A through F (2012, a penmanship typeface family), Pigalle Swing (2012), Amaro (2011, a signage script family; + Amaro Block, +Amaro Fleurie), Obsession (2011, a calligraphic family), Astara (2010), Golden Love (2010), Homer (2010, a comic character script), Moon Love (2010), Perfecto (2010), Nikita (2009, upright connected script), English Lazy Bird (2009), Script Hand (2009), Angel Eyes (2009), Cheap Thrill (2009), Viva Maria (2009), True Love (2009), WildThing (2009), Doria (2009), Verena (2009), Astria (2009), Chloe (2009), Bea (2009, brush), Xan (2009, rough Japanese-style script), Fat Sally (2009, comic book face), Wally (2009, calligraphic), Ysadora (2009, calligraphic), Zoe (2009, calligraphic), Joyosa (2009), Ulissia (2009, hand-drawn slab serif), Querida (2009), Riana (2008), Quiana (2008), Quirina (2008, calligraphic), Naomi (2009, calligraphic; based on his Nana), Don Julio (2008, calligraphic), Donna Julia (2008, calligraphic), Novita (2008, calligraphic), Novido (2008), Flatpen (2008, a rounded sans face), Kato (2008), Leona (2008, brush script), Tina (2008, fat brush), Maeva (2008, calligraphic script), Oona (2008, like Maeva), the brush script Paula (2008), the upright cursive typefaces Grazia (2008) and Greta (2008), the brush script Juliana (2008), the comic book style typefaces Carina (2008), Isara (2008), Kiki (2008), and Fanny (2008), and the calligraphic script typefaces Dalia (2008), Elisara (2008), Simona (2008), Helenia (2008), Annabella (2008), Brigitta (2008) and Constanza (2008). Gert writes about himself: I went to Paris when I was very young, just for the sake of art. That caused many a sleepless night to my beloved mother, but she accepted my decision. Once I met Salvador Dalí, but he did not take me very seriously. To this day I dont know why! After some years I decided to start a serious life. I got married and studied graphic design at the Hochschule der Künste in Berlin. Making detours, once more to Paris, then to Barcelona, where I designed the OECD pavillion for the Osaka World Expo at the office of Harnden&Bombelli, I reached South Africa. Grey and Young advertising got to know me! I had to fiddle around with Agfa cameras and films, Epol dog-food, several kinds of toilet paper, unbelievable insurance companies and I-dont-know-what. Sometime on a holiday in Munich I stayed there. Someone made me an offer I did not want to refuse. DFS&R-Dorland bought me out of South African slavery! I now became an art-director for Paulaner, CMA, Phillip Morris, and Peugeot. Being a young adventurous man, I changed to the Herrwerth&Partner agency, which at that time was supposed to be the most creative outfit in town. Mister Herrwerth taught me to think simple. I was allowed to introduce IKEA into the German market. Afterwards I became Creative Partner with Lauenstein&Partner. That was OK, til someone discovered his love for horses! Thats when I rented my own office in 1982! Since then I design some typefaces per year, I guide a couple of nice young people (apprentices) along to designer stardom. I write a couple of books and newspaper articles about design, computers, food, drink and crime! As a graphic designer I have nothing but happy clients! I am open to every challenge! [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Avondale Type Co
Avondale Type Co is a type foundry established in 2013 and located in the Avondale area of Chicago. It is a type coop that groups several designers. It is a subsidiary of the design studio Bright Bright Great. Its typefaces:
Behance link. Other people at Avondale or Bright Bright Great include Drew Rios and Jason Schwartz. We also find typefaces by Quinn Keaveney and Justin Siddons. %b https://www.behance.net/JasonSchwartz [Google] [More] ⦿
Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the hand-crafted typefaces Aardwork (2017), Jackrabbit (2017), Goodwill Script (2017), Rawbrush (2016) and Newcraft Serif (2016), and the supermarket signage typeface Signface (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Toote Sweet, Paperboy, Madfish.
Typefaces from 2019: Message in a bottle, Destined (a brushed font and a signature script), Diamonds & Pearls (a signature script), Cake & Cutie, Think Cosmic (script), Polytones, Qliché (a thick monoline script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Bangkit Tri Setiadi
Beary Design (or: Letter Beary)
Or Dian Haniff. Yogyakarta, Indonesia (and/or San José, CA)-based designer of Hardiness (2020), Sidelines (2020), Gantry (2020: signage script), Bannie (2020: a signage script), Sidelle (2020), Smitta Bali (2020: script), Gantrol (2020: a great retro signage script), Gantry (2019: identical to Gantrol?), Sottel (2019), Hamelin Script (2019:a signage script), Hatmi White (2019), Amatins (2019), Anuin (2019), Dino Kids (2019), Gatelo (2019), Baby Fun (2019), Nora Halim (2019), Bannie (2019), Mama Bunny (2019), Hansley (2019: a script), Chellion (2019: a meaty script), Casttano (2019), Gritten (2019), the display typeface Great Brington (2019), Dalena (2019: script), the children's book font Happy Kids (2019), the slab serif typefaces Helman (2019) and Arizon (2018), the decorative font Good Brinton (2019), the copperplate serif font Heiden (2019), the script typefaces Queen Elena (2019), Sennita (2019), Shantty (2019) and Belico (2019), and the marker pen font Moyudan (2019). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of the script typeface New York (2019), Satriana (2019: a formal calligraphic script), Saleng (2019: a display sans), Larisa (2019: wild calligraphy), Capture (2019: a monoline typeface), Golden Sea (2019: a calligraphic typeface), Worn Path (2019), and Bradlay (2019),
Graduate of the type design program at the University of Reading, who joined House Industries (Wilmington, DE) in 2006 to work as a typeface designer, director, and developer. He also worked with Ken Botnick at emdash. He runs Typefounding, a typeface design and production studio in St. Louis, Missouri. He teaches at Washington University in St. Louis and the Type@Cooper certificate program at Cooper Union, and has taught at the Maryland Institute College of Art and the University of Delaware. He is a partner at XYZ Type with Jesse Ragan.
In 2011, Vincent Pacella, Ben Kiel and Adam Cruz created the fat slab serif face Goliath, based on Film No. 6206 in the PhotoLettering archive. West Barnum Ultra, designed by Dave West and digitized by Ben Kiel&Adam Cruz in 2011, was film no. 5494 in the original Photo-Lettering archive.
At House Industries, he redesigned the iconic Rea Irvin lettering for The New Yorker in September 2013. The typefaces are named New Yorker Irvin and New Yorker Neutraface.
Cortado Script (2014) was designed by Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel. It was inspired by Swedish illustrator's Cecilia Carlstedt's hand-painted lettering. It follows one year after a similar signage script typeface, Carlstedt Script (2013), also co-designed by Jesse Ragan and Ben Kiel---it was a custom signage typeface for Aldo Shoes.
In 2015, Mark van Bronkhorst set up TypoBrand LLC in Berkeley, CA. As part of TypoBrand, he published several typefaces that are modern digital reinterpretations of ATF typefaces. The collection is published by TypoBrand LLC under the names ATF Type or American Type Founders Collection. Ben Kiel co-designed, sometimes with others, classics such as ATF Alternate Gothic (2015), ATF Brush (2015), ATF Railroad Gothic (2016), ATF Garamond (2015), ATF Headline Gothic (2015), ATF Poster Gothic (2015) and ATF Wedding Gothic (2015).
At XYZ Type, Ben Kiel co-designed Cortado Script in 2013 with Jesse Ragan and designed the sans typeface Grep (2017).
In 2019, Ben Kiel participated in the development of ATF Franklin Gothic (Mark van Bronkhorst, Igino Marini, and Ben Kiel). A broad and multi-weight interpretation of Morris Fuller Benton's classic from 1905, Franklin Gothic, which only had bolder weights. For the lighter styles, the designers were inspired by Benton's Monotone Gothic.
Girard Sky (2019) is based on Alexander Girard's original typeface for his redesign of Braniff Airways. Working with the original drawings for the photoset typeface found in the Girard archive, the design was revived as part of the Alexander Girard collection. Followed by Girard Slab (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Paris, b. 1980. Teacher at the École d'Architecture de la Ville&des territoires in Marne-la-Vallée. Cofounder, with Guillaume Grall, of Building Paris. Creator of the traffic-like sans typeface capitale (2009) for the signage of a concert hall. Werkman Letterpress (2009) is a font designed from letterpress woodblocks. It was inspired by the first issue of the magazine The Next Call (1923) by Hendrik Nicolaas Werkman. UnkleBenz (2009) is based on his own handwriting. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chilean designer (b. 1985) who lives in Tamuco. His typefaces:
The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone co-designed by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens co-designed the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013). In 2013, Denis Moulin, Bertrand Reguron, Valentine Proust and Laurène Girbal co-designed the hipster typeface Theory FY (2013, alchemic).
The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany) and a mention of Hamburg, but also a reference to Greatwhite in Beirut, Lebanon.
Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (hand-printed), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).
His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Yonia (rounded script family loaded with opentype features), XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.
Typefaces from 2014: XXII YeahScript (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: XXII Geom Slab.
Brazilian graphic designer and prolific creator of free typefaces, which often combine calligraphy, retro signage, and grunge.
Fonts from 2019: Talk Sing, New Garden Two (a circle-based sans), Hearts Garden, Garden Black, Adalgisa, Mellissa, Mattisse, Universal Sans, Universal Script, The Light, Campesina, Babeface, Soulstice, Movements, Love Empure, No Stress (grungy sans), Flowers (script), Magical Day, North Shore (a weathered slab serif), Theodora, Amandita, Brilhant, Alamoana, Palomita, Superworld, Black Rose, Mistical, Rocks (grungy), Marvelous, Dinasty, Magic Touch, Hot Jacket (brush script), Simplicity (beatnik face), Ibiza Crystal, Mystical Eyes, Allicia, Misterios del Amor, Sugar Kisses, Gonna Getha (weathered sans), Valentine Day, Secretss, Honey Lips, Got to be real, Afternoon in Stereo, Hotel Costes, Wall Paper,
Fonts from 2018: Children's Party, Music Magic, Awesome Season, Lavelle, Wonderful Night, Chapter One, Atmospherica, Lost Sunset, Claudina, Run To The Hills, Placid Pool, New Balance, Euphoria, Claudia, Barbecue, Salsa Parrilla, Pilsen Extra, Morphine, Love is the Law, United Forces, Smell a Daisy, Allegratta, Hamburguer, Gingerale, Anette, Marshmallow, Bunch of Flowers, Cinderela, Antonine, Sepetiba, Anastasia Script, Alliance, Mustard, Superstar, Makeup, Flowers of Summer, Honeybe, Mirella, Fantastic (signage script), Inked Skin, Girls Got Rhythm, Dirty Queen, Ipanema, Antidote, Galaxie, Moving Star, Miraflor, Beredith, Allessa, Worldwide, Andorra, Single case, Carpenters, Monster Party (eerie font), Dontchastop, Love Strong, The Hills, Romantica, Attraction, Burning Heart (monoline script), Local Motion, Summer Daisy, Pumpkins, Space Jam, Sweet Movements, California Sun, Body & Soul, Choppers, Magical Waste, Over The Seas, Vegan Yummy, Glamour Girls, Flower Power, Quick Kiss, Star Light, Costa Rica, Nuclear Boots, Amore Mio, Lovely Summer, Roses Everywhere, Love Is The Antidote, Wisdom Words, Limousines, Mysteries of Passion, Moving Pictures, Blackberry Jam, Movie Poster, Beauty Mountains, Bunch Blossoms, Flora, Inked Angels (tattoo font), Loveland, Beautiful Lovers, Belle et Belle, Cherry Blossom, Let It Be, Casual Chance, Caranda, Aromabar, Capable of Loving, Miss Daisy, Mardi Gras, Last Frontier, Nouvelle Vague, Travel Light, Mind Rescue, Bella Fashion, Amarula, Sweet Easy, Indian Strength, Everlast, Megan, Hello Beauty, Vegan Style, Andaluzia, Ambar Pearl, New Era, Candice, Hometown, Sunrise Place, Lemon Jelly, Nature Beauty, Natural Beauty, Black Pearl, Tan Pumpkins, Acid Label II, Thrasher, Inked Babes, Ribbons in the wind, Calligraphy (inky), Amsterdam, Sweet Sixteen, Sunset Beach, Star King, Countryside, Crazy Love, Little Sister, Creature, House Queen, Dr Phibes (beatnik style), Moskitoes, Nirvana (script), Iceland, The Cure, Mr. Fink (beatnik style), Sea Balance, Hot Dog, Blow Up, Blow Me (crayon font), Sunrise, Joes Burguer, Splatted, Moonbeam, Tomatoes, Beautiful People, Hamsters, Vacations in Paradise, Lover Artefacts, School Days, Traffic, Campus (weathered athletics font), Universidad (weathered athletics font), Sundance, Siberian, Rich The Barber, Aurora, Dove of Peace, Clipper, The Quick Fox, Daisy Days, Dieselpower (grungy texture), Progress, Loud and Clear, Generator, Wannabees, Ripmonsters, Shity Chats, Death Before Chocolate, Karmacoma, Clever Couple, Astrovegan, Clarification, Breakfast on the beach, Graceland (signage script), Beauty Bright, Atlantida (letterpress grunge), Cassandra, Gene Loves Jezabel (brush), Great Cities, Crackerdown, Lost Ages, Bite Chocolate (script), Sunflowers (script), Mon Cherry (script), Lovely Day (heart font), Miracle Place, Ebony Eyes, Skywalker, Zabritzkyes, Black (grungy octagonal slab serif).
Fonts from 2017: Waiting a Silver Moon, Master of Comics, Millenia, Fantastic Reason (signage script), Varukers (dry brush), Awakening (grunge), Majestic (signage script, Emotional Rescue, Misstral, Elements, Alouette, Cure of Pain (ink splash type), Farenheight (octagonal), Peacemaker (upright retro script), Altavista (creamy script), Ananda (script), Alexandra (script), Paper Rib (script with paper rib outlines), Honeymoon (script), Gotcha (heavy headline type), Christmas Day (signage script), Clarice, Orange (signage script), Indiana (baseball script), Magnificent (blackletter), Sketching Summer (signage), September Five, Cross Town (weathered), Saturday Nights (signage script), Blessed (baseball script), Blobbers (baseball script), Jam Sessions, Moon Walker (dry brush), Drawing Nature, Sketching Stars, Lone Wolf, Cubika Script, Bonneville Co, Walk (wide wood type), Rio Black (counterless), Secret Agent, Trouble (blackletter), Trouble II (blackletter), Living Colours, Crystal, Sepia (letterpress poster font), Rainbow Bridge, Black Diamonds (signage script), Candy Shop, Enthrall (sharp-edged retro signage script), Movie Makers (script), Sunshine Boulevard, Black Napkins (grungy), Brush Stroke, Carolina Mountains, South Gardens, Calling Angels, Cherry Kisses (candy script), Messenger Pigeons (script), Shine, Carolina Hills, Shave The Whales (tattoo script), Diamonde (baseball script), Yananeska, Black Ball, Miss Hanna (signage script).
Fonts from 2016: Sweet Sensations, Breeze (brush script), Christmas Time (script), Propaganda Sight, Modern Stencil, Eyes Wide Open, Bella Donna, Safira Shine, Heaven Matters, Electricity (fifties script), Maccrap Asphalt (textured), Blockhead Dude (beatnik style), Weekend Flower Hunters, Sunset Clouds (tattoo script), Bikinis, Chedelparedon (scartchy font), Dattermatter (connected script), Granada-Blues (connected script), Mistery-Curse (connected script), Walking-Stones (calligraphic), Moderata, Spring Time (calligraphic), Desert Queen, Marriage Moment (wedding script), Angel Tears Neue, Germanika (blackletter), Great Day, Sunday Morning, Texas Tango (weathered Western font), Stenciled, Casablanca Noir, Brasileirinha, Carioca, Asphaltic Grain, Asphaltic Scratch, Nova Stamp (grungy), Bananas (brush script), Enjoy, Reminiscent Drive, Bananas (signage script), Mandela Script, Altamonte (baseball script), Landscape, Landscape Land, Old Type, Sedex, Good News, IA Type, Satisfaction (heavy creamy signage script), Sebastiana (baseball script), Urgh Type (grunge), Texas Tango (spurred Western font), Factory (textured), Rio Glamour (sans), Like (Italian style Western font), Heaven Gate (connected script), Colt (Western font).
Fonts from 2014: BackStab (metal band blackletter font), Strongbox (concave Western font), Goiabada, Bonesoup, Blanc Chateau (tattoo script), Botas Sujas (grungy letterpress font), Bigbobs (cartoon face), Yukathin N Conte Smile, Sambahollyc, Cherry Jam, Cacha (grunge), Rubber Stamp, Yukafont (hand-printed), Cabriolet (brush script), Sweet Correction Roth (tattoo script).
Fonts from 2011: Tabu, Caribbean Tool (roman caps face), Pijamas (hand-printed 3d outline face), Nova Solid (Nova Regular and Bold are from 2014), Chocolate Dealer, Happy Family (dingbats), Save The Mini, Tosca Zero (grunge), Epidemia (grunge), Skt and Destroy (grunge), High on fire, Manabu, Masterplan, Thrashline (multiline), Triumph Rewind, The Dreamer, Why, Uranium Mafia, Blessed Day, Caribbean Tool (floral caps face), Lost Winner, Dove Love (curly valentine's Day font), Safe Iodine (texture face), Easy Trouble, ArgelFont, BUTECO (sketch font), DIAMONDDUST, Dropping, Ink In The Meat (tattoo font), NORMAL, Popcorn (a great grunge hand-drawn Futura Black), POPCORNSKETCHSKETCH (a sketched face), ROCKETAIR, ShitHappens-Cursive. Panhead (grunge Western face).
Fonts made in 2010: Thrashline, Dotled (a fuzzy texture face), Refurbished, PUNKBABE, CANDYINC, GreenPillow, DIRTYBAGBOLDTRIAL, LEDLIGHT, MAJORGUILTY, Network Vampires, NEWESTTRIAL (Western face), VATOS, Billy Argel Font (calligraphic), ACIDLABEL, BeyondSky-trial, HURTMOLD, TOSCAZERO, TABU (grunge), EASY TROUBLE, BOMBFONT (puffy letters), BILLYARGELFONT (calligraphic), Soap Store (grunge), ANGELTEARS (calligraphic), BUTOXQUEEN-trial, ELECTRICHANDS (cursive hand), FLOWERFLOW-trial, HAPPYFAMILY-TRIAL, HEARTQUAKE (grunge), MSKITOKILLA (grunge), NIGHTSTALKER-TRIAL (grunge), RAINFOREST (handwriting with rough edges), ROADMOVIE, ROSE TATTOO (an outlined hand-printed beauty), TWINPINES (brush), WANNABEME (sketched), WEDDINGNIGHTMAREStrial (calligraphic), BEERNOTE, GREENMIND (grunge), PORNFASHION, MASTERPLAN (grunge), SNIPERSHOT.
Fonts from 2009: COOLECTOR, BODYHUNTER-Bold (grunge), CLUBHAUS-Bold (ultra black, mechanical/octagonal), MAKEMEALPHA (grunge), NewGardenLight, TRIUMPHREWIND (grunge), Nachos and TV, Oxidisaster, Helloween, Lemon Day Semibold (a sketch font), Tosca Zero, Outlaw (Western face), Gangland (scratchy brushy face), B Side (vertical stencil).
Fonts from 2008: Plastic Pill (fat art deco face), Bedspread Assassin, A Bite (grunge), Dirty and Classic (grunge calligraphy), Gas Mask (grunge stencil), PANHEAD (grungy Western billboard font), My Turtle, Cubiculo Gallery (created for the Cubiculo Gallery in Sao Paulo), Ginga (grunge calligraphic--think award-winning grunge!!!), Wallrider, TOY_SOLDIERS-Bold (grunge), Abite (grunge), ACIDLABEL, Bulldozer, Cheap Stealer, DONOTEXIST, HANGUP (3-d bouncy letters), HYERBA (Far West font), LAZYDAY (hand-printed outline caps face), LEDLIGHT, Mon Bijoux (ornamental), MANABU (futuristic), PEIXEFRITO, Positiv-A, Killed DJ (multiline grunge), Sniper (grunge), Black Oak (smudged face), ShAnKed,
Fonts from 2007: Olho de Boi (a great scratchy handwriting font inspired by the first Brazilian postage stamp which was released on August 1, 1843), Skull TS2 (skull dingbats), REBOARD, Hurtmold (rounded octagonal face), PDRPT (grunge), the Soma family (modern stencil), Caatinga (2006, artsy display face), Santos Dumont (handwriting: free at DaFont).
Bing Febby Aldiansyah
Black Cats Media
Designer of the swashy calligraphic typefaces Berson Dream (2018), Beradon Script (2017) and Enyssala Script (2016), the Victorian ornaments typefaces Beradon Frames (2017) and Vondey Ornaments (2017), the script font Amastery (2017), the prototypical Victorian typefaces Vondey (2019) and Troemys (2018) and the signage typeface The Trickster (2016).
Blank Sub (or: Subqi; or: Blankids; was: Bombas Type)
Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based type foundry set up in 2017 by two independent foundries, Blankids (Bangkit Setiadi) and Subqi (Amir Subqi Setiaji). Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the Victorian typefaces Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji) and Barakah (2017), the script typeface Alyssum Blossom (2017), and the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
Typefaces from 2019: Sholaria (luxurious calligraphy), Hophus Roghus (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi SetiajiCrumble, Hondurhas (a vintage typeface family by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Hungry Beast (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji). Creative Market link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Blankcraft (was: Fallen Type, or: Fallen Graphic)
Karanganyar, Indonesia-based designer of the upright script typefaces Lettering Script (2018), Rosalinda (2018), Roxxette (2018) and Allabama (2018), the hand-crafted Minnesotta (sic) (2018), and the grungy typefaces Xsodux (2018), Stikers (2018) and Kaze (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Quitgan Script (signage script), The Spooky Time (a beatnik font), Sunday (bold sans), Bythemis Quertas (script), Elegant, Voques (all caps), Brongline Presiom, Summer Tropical, Alarate Script, Letterhear (calligraphic) Frayhord Monoline, Situgintu, Rubinetto (a signage script), Rottrydam Wargna, The Hartes, Mosgrade, Fashion Script, Charllie (upright script), Originality Script, Friday Worst Letters, Silhouette.
Typefaces from 2020: Anattalia (script), Bright Sunkiss (script), Rattaullie (a beatnik typeface), Imagine Dreams, Schuttezerg Script, Makgraf Script (for signage), Sweet Duck, Theyriad Script (signage script), Hilgreds Script (a nice fat signage script), The Matesih (a plump signage script), Othersight Script, Roquero (an octagonal athletics font). Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nengtak, Bangunjiwo, Kasian, Bantul, Semarang and Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of Marchell (2017: copperplate calligraphic script), Bluesky (2017), Kallisa Script (2017: brush), the signage typeface Mattoa (2017, co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Blandes (2017: brushed signage font), Slender (2017: signature font), Sacred Bridge (2017: co-designed by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Wildcats (2017: vintage signage font), Alentine (2017, brush style), Black Django (2017), Rockaboy (2017, signage), Raidand (2017, brush signage script) and Conjure (2017, Victorian).
Typefaces from 2018: Flanella, Clarissa, Kallisa (dry brush), Funkies (signage script), Monthelo (signage script), Chomolatte, Anthemis (a heavy signage script), Northead (a vintage display typeface), Quiska, Fresty, Old Finlander (Victorian), Black Drama (a free Victorian typeface), Blackjack (sign painter font).
Typefaces from 2019: Sagesta, Hayline, Old Finlander (a blackletter vampire font), Streamzy (a great graffiti font), Questario, Heatting, Bubble Boom (defined by graffiti and comic books), Brigherdz, Black Night (a horror font), Sporter (octagonal), Orlande (brush script), Dayland, Birallina, Stonekids (a layerable signage script for children's books), Beautiful Roses (a swashy calligraphic font duo), Butchery, Heykido Script, Queenline (monoline, swashy), Letter Marker, Frenda (a monoline retro signage script), Rockadelic (signage script), Bresley (a signature font), Brayles (a brush signage script), Hondurhas (a vintage typeface family by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji), Hungry Beast (a Victorian typeface by Bangkit Tri Setiadi and Amir Subqi Setiaji).
BLKBK is a graphic design and visual communications studio in Winnipeg, Canada, specializing in type, lettering, brand identity, art direction, and design for print and web. BLKBK was formed in 2013 by Canadian designers Justin Graefer and Derek Campbell. Derek Campbell and Justin Graefer designed these hand-set typefaces in EPS format in 2014: Second Glance, Dead Stock, Mily Waves, Word Life, Drop Dead (dripping blood font), Space Jam, Midnight Disco, High Times, Bad Bones, Cru Jones, Age Old (vintage shaded letters), All Caps and Good Times.
In 2015 they added the truetype fonts Good Thang, Extra Mile, Retro Grade (letterpress emulation), First Take (brush script), Wreck Effect, Hand Book, Real Talk (sturdy text typeface), Breathe Easy, Finger Paint, New Age, Mango Tango, Hight Tide (connected signage script), Silk Road (brush script), Pure Gold, Blast Off, Plain Jane (cleanly printed rounded sans), Wild Thing (brush script), Loose Joints, Rush, Honey Dip, After Hours, Rough Diamond, Star Dust, Jive Talk, Black Marble, Love Jones, Sure Shot, Feel Real, Second Chance, Dead Stock, Tres Bien, Outer Limits, Night Fever, Yard Sale, Hot Cakes, Flavor Rich, Deep Impact, Major League, Street Beat, Cherry Funk, High Voltage, Casual Look, Danger Mode, Beat Box, Cold Crush, Rare Groove, Fresh Daily and Flash Back. These are mostly signage and brush script typefaces.
Typefaces from 2016: Handy Man, Red Velvet, Mighty River, Mega Fresh, Sun Valley, Street Magic, Run Wild, Body Rock, Alpha Beta (rounded sans), Mass Appeal, Bad Habits, Cosmic Rays (brush script), Drive Thru, Lucky Turns (brush style), Just Wright, Earth Rich (brush script), Golden Plains, Time Warp, Good Vibes, City Work, Soft Rocks, Stay Rad, Mind Rush (brush), Third Rail, Heat Wave, Far Out (an inky brush typeface), Mystic Moods, Super Market, Hang Loose, Crown Heights (calligraphic), New Speak.
Typefaces from 2017, including some free fonts: After-Hours, Breathe-Easy, Cosmic-Rays, Diamond-Creek, Just-Wright, Mighty-River, Street-Magic, Third-Rail, Wild-Thing, Super Natural, Special Touch, Master Works, Peak Times, Flash Back, Lucky Turns, Raw Selvedge, Play Time, Extra Mile (thick brush), Daily Grind, Furious Styles, Stay Fresh, Touch Base, Painted Paradise, Casual Delight.
Typefaces from 2018: Ultra Fresh (brush script), Special Request, Beyond Infinity, Human Nature (script), New Rules, Box Office, Pure Seduction, Seaside Grove, Heavy Trip, Stay Fresh, Shine Bright, Sweet Nothings, Real World, Mind Rush, Easy Going, Future Shock, Hot Cakes, Good Vibes, Crown Heights, Cold Crush, Hand Book, Fresh Daily, Bad Habits.
Typefaces from 2019: Raw Soul (a fat finger font), Anything Goes (a fat finger font), Post Box, Wave Attack, Short Circuit, Super Sonic, Jungle Jam, Hot Spot, Live Source, World Rhythm, Deluxe Edition.
Typefaces from 2020: Game Time, Spare Parts, Simulate Minds, Ghost Writer, Live Wire, Jitter Bug.
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer of the brush typefaces Flow Oil Paint (2017, OpenType SVG format), Thinks (2017, OpenType SVG format), Heady Rough (2017, dry brush, SVG), Matthew Rough (2017), Velowley (2017), and Discovar (2017), the sans typeface Carbon (2017), Salvathore (2017, pure Victoriana), the hand-crafted poster typeface Majestic (2017) and the calligraphic typefaces Nuvaticia (2017) and Olwas (2017).
Typefaces from 2018 include Charles Swarel, Floatwod (Victorian), Scarletto, Harbour, Jamsuit, Macquina, Bouquet (flowery caps), Phelovetica, Beverley (a signage script), Phelovetica (a feminine script), and Nuvaticia (script). [Google] [More] ⦿
North Coast, Australia-based creators of the display typefaces Samatta (2015, a Peignotian sans), Milk Barn (2015), Canyon (2015, hand-crafted, with an outline typeface in the style of athletic lettering), Pocket Knife (2015, +3D), Otter Pop (2015), Meso (2015 a tribal font set with Inca themes), Fuego (2014) and Creamsicle (2014, signage type).
Typefaces from 2016: Schoolyard (children's didactic hand-lettered fonts), Millstreet (based on a font found in a school book from 1886).
The early typefaces (before 2003): Grumble (1999, grunge), Hot Fudge (2003), Dia De Los Muertos BV (2003, Halloween-style dingbats), Delorita BV (2003), Dance Craze (2002), Redford (2002, black display font), CharmsBV (2002, dingbats), LearningCurve BV (for children), HornyDevils, Princess (girls stuff dings), TurnTable (2001), Vinyl Smooth (2001), StereoLab, 60sChic, Airwave, Cafe Noire, Lucky Charms, Punk Rock, Chains, Slasher, Blue Melody, Sugar Coma (1999, junk food dingbats), Metal on Metal, Hearts, Crushed Out Girl, Nuwave, Deco Cafe, Screen, Rock Star (dingbats), Gothic Ultra Trendy, Film Star, Mary Jane, Turning Japanese, Lushus, Rockabilly, (my favorite thick display letters) Moma Grape, Modular 2000, Cyber Phonic, Comic Zine (3d), Grrlz Stuff, Retro Bats, Terrible Nervz, Pop Up, Moonbow, Tropicana (Luau dingbats), Tiki Tooka, That 70's Ding, Karaoke Superstar, Pippi, Pocket Calculator, Kool Ding, Kool Ding 2, LittleTroubleGirl, Grumble, SeeingStars, AllStarBV, Awesome80sBV, HellcatsBV, HotRodGangBV, Stereolab, SweetHeartsBV, BumbleBeeBV, CandyStoreBV, CHAINSColorFill, ComicZine, CHAINS, EeronautsBV, Charms, Film-Star, JimmyDoodles, LooseCruseBold, LooseCruse, MODULAR, MonkeyWrench, OneTrickPony, PubertyStrike, PUNKROCKColorFill, PUNKROCK, Plexifont (see-through letters), SeeingStars, SooperDooper, TerribleNerves, Pandamonium BV, TrickorTreatBV, WebstarBV, Sonic Reverb (2003), Jacks (2003), Rodeo Girl BV (2003, handwriting), Jacks BV (2003, free), Majorette, Albedo, Retroclassics (two dingbat fonts), Westmore BV, KnockOut, Spellbound (2000), Speedway, Chocolate Mint Surprise, Pinky, Sparky, Glamorous, Bohemian Garden Party (1999), Fashionista (brush), Pink Martini, ValentinesBV, Macrame BV One (2002, single, double and triple-lined commercial font), Macrame Super Triline (2002), Redford BV (2002), Charms, Wedding Wishes (2002, dingbats), Bric A Brac BV (2002), Meringue BV (2002, handprinting), Retro Classics 3BV (2002, dingbats), Roller Baby BV (2003).
2004: Swan Song (calligraphic), Shimmer (connected cursive handwriting), Spin Cycle, Rock Star 2.0 (dings), Gros Marqueur (marker pen typeface).
2005: MyScars, My Bleeding Scars, Azuki (Japanese brush simulation), Taroca, Taroca Extras.
2006: BV Sans (2006), PrintClearly (2006, children's orthographics).
2007: Save Her (ecological dingbats), Confection (fancy script), Parsley Script, Pointed Brush.
2008: Synthetique (dot matrix), Lavender Script (calligraphic), Giant Head (ultra fat signage face), Synthetique (thin dot matrix), Print Clearly, Dashed and Bold (simple sans), Disko (comic book style).
2014-2015: Felt That (connected marker script).
2016: Relation (connected retro brush script).
2018: Enticing Script.
2020: Fudge Sauce.
Bluestype Studio (was: Jefri Design)
Sidoarjo, Indonesia-based designer (b. 2000) of Margareth Script (2019: monoline), Rotten Brothers (2019), Gatteway Signature (2019), Sabrina Pamella (2019), Wonderkids (2019: a children's font), Pevanytta (2019), Blackpool (2019), Southwill (2019: a monoline script), Ventina (2019), Kingstand (2019), Andalusia (2019), Nottingham (2019: a monoline script), Fatherland (2019: a monoline script), The Hanster (2019: a monoline script), Bandicat (2019: a children's book font), Brittney Signature (2019), The Suavity (2019), The Submit (2019), Salatama (2019), the hand-crafted typefaces Kindness (2019), Kittenblue (2019), Jackblack (2019), Boldy (2019), Bambu (2019), and Bumper (2019), and the connected script typefaces Buttervill (2019), Angellita (2019), Hamellista (2019), Lambada (2019) and Tunggang (2019).
Borges Lettering (was: CBdO Fonts Foundry)
The CBdO Fonts Foundry is headed by Charles Borges de Oliveira (b. New Orleans, 1971) and is located in Arlington, WA. Borges's typefaces are mostly scripts, signage typefaces and comic book style typefaces. many of them were first done at or are copublished with Letterhead Fonts.
Borutta (or: Duce Type)
Borutta (or Duce Type) is the creative studio of über-talented Warsaw-based designer Mateusz Machalski (b. 1989), a graduate of Wydziale Grafiki ASP in 2014, and of Warsaw Academy of Fine Arts. His oeuvre is simply irresistible, charming and a worthy representative of the Polish poster style---witness Alergia (2016), Magiel Pro (2017) and Madiso (2017).
He is the creator of the blackletter-inspired typeface Raus (2012), which also could pass for a Cyrillic simulation font. It was possibly made with Pawel Wypych. He also made Kebab (2012, a fat caps face), Duce (2012, art deco: withdrawn from MyFonts after Charles Borges complained that it was a rip-off of his own Gloria), Fikus (2012), Woodie (2012, a condensed rough wood type face), Polon (2012), Aurora (2012, a German expressionist poster face), Musli (monoline connected script), HWDP (2012, poster font), Wieczorek Script (2012, hand-printed), Hamlet (2012, a sword and dagger typeface, renamed to Prince), Caryca (2012, Cyrillic simulation, done with Pawel Wypych), Bezerro (2012, poster face), Bitmach (2012, pixel face), Meat Script (2012, a caps only market signage brush script), Krac (2012, a tall poster font), Hermes (2012: Ten Dollar Fonts), Berg (2012, a roughened blackletter face), Buldog (2012), Dudu (2012, tall condensed face).
In 2012, Polish designer Wojciech Freudenreich and Mateusz Machalski combined forces to design the techno typeface SYN.
Machalski likes old wood types, which inspired him in 2012 to publish a wood type collection of weathered display typefaces: Condom, Hype, Whore, Banger, Buka. Elo (2012) and Duce (2012) are fat weathered wood types.
Typefaces made in 2013: Wood Type Collection 2 (which includes Brie, Kaszti, Mader, Modi, Rena, Roast, Ursus), Zigfrid (headline face), Salute (letterpress style), Benito (a letterpress or geometric wood typeface), Bojo (heavy wood style poster face), Picadilly (heavily inktrapped open counter sans family), GIT (a manly headline sans), Lito (an eroded poster typeface), Haine (vernacular caps), Aneba (an organic sans family, renewed in 2016 as Aneba Neue), Vitali (sans), Korpo Serif (slab serif), Korpo Sans (elliptical family; +Greek, +Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2014: Adagio Slab, Adagio Serif, Adagio Sans (a superfamily not to be confused with the 2006 typeface Adagio Pro by Profonts), Adagio Sans Script, Adagio Serif Script, Adagio Slab Script, Tupperware Pro. Tupper Pro (42 styles) was designed by Mateus Machalski and the RR Donnelley team.
Typefaces from 2015: Tupper Serif (again with RR Donnelley: a custom superfamily for pairing Latin, Cyrillic, Hebrew an Greek; for Tupperware), Vitali Neue, Legato Serif, Corpo Serif, Corpo Sans, Zigfrid, Picadilly (a great ink-trapped sans typeface family with an erect g).
Typefaces from 2016: Nocturne (just like Magiel, this free typeface was designed as part of the Warsaw Types project: this wedge serif text typeface is inspired by the lettering on stone tablets commemorating the victims of World War II, and prewar Jewish shop signage), Favela (an experimental, geometric sans, for headline and fashion magazine use), Gangrena (a weathered typeface system co-designed with Ania Wielunska), Migrena Grotesque (earlier named Enigma Grotesque but probably in view of a clash with the name Enigma used by Jeremy Tankard cganged to the appropriately named Migrena Grotesque), Alergia Grotesk (a take on the classical geometric grotesque style, in 60 weights, for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic), Alergia Remix (a hipster / hacker / Futura take on Alergia Grotesque).
Typefaces from 2017: Nocturne Serif, Massimo (copperplate semi-serif influenced by New York; originally called Madison, they were frced to change the name to Massimo), Magiel Pro (a geometric display family influenced by Polish banners from the Russian occupatuon era, 1945-1989; it has a charming Black and a hairline, and covers Cyrillic too).
A particularly intriguing project in 2017 was Bona, which set out to revive and extend Andrzej Heidrich's old typeface Bona. Mateusz Machalski contacted him for advice on the revival project. The resulting typeface families were published by and are available from Capitalics. The centerpiece is the warm and wonderful text typeface Bona Nova. It is supplemented by the extreme contrast typeface family Bona Title and the inline typeface family Bona Sforza. Participants in the project also include Leszek Bielski, Ania Wielunska and Michal Jarocinski.
In 2018, Mateusz Machalski, Borys Kosmynka and Przemek Hoffer co-designed the six-style antiqua typeface family Brygada 1918, which is based on a font designed by Adam Poltawski in 1918. Free download from the Polish president's site. The digitization was made possible after Janusz Tryzno acquired the fonts from Poltawski's estate. The official presentation of the font took place in the Polish Presidential Palace, in presence of the (right wing, ultra-conservative, nationalist, law and order) President of Poland, Andrzej Duda. Calling it a national typeface, the president assured the designers that he would use Brygada 1918 in his office. It will be used for diplomas and various other official forms.
Typefaces from 2019: Gaultier (a sans family that is based on the styles of Claude Garamond, Robert Granjon and Eric Gill---a serifless Garamond and Gill Sans hybrid; includes a fine hairline weight), Aioli (a commissioned type system), Promo (a rounded sans family), Sigmund (the main style is inspired by the Polish road signage typeface designed in 1975 by Marek Sigmund: With the increase of weight, Sigmund turns into a geometric display in the spirit of vernacular typography from the signs of Polish streets), Podium Sharp (based on Dudu, this 234-style family is a hybrid between different old Polish modular and geometric woodtypes such as Rex, Blok and Bacarat; note that 234=2x9x13, so fonts are numbered in Univers style from 1,1 (ultra-compressed hairline) to 9,13 (ultra expanded heavy)), Harpagan (an experiment in reverse and unusual stresses).
Typefaces from 2020: Podium Soft, Afronaut (an experimental Africa-themed font).
Boy Moch Tomi
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Brody Neuenschwander was born in Houston, Texas in 1958. He studied art history at Princeton University and the Courtauld Institute, London, receiving his PhD in 1986. He studied calligraphy at Roehampton Institute under Ann Camp and then became assistant to Donald Jackson. Since 1988 he has worked as a free-lance calligrapher, first in Wales and now in Bruges, Belgium. Clients have included the U.S., UK, and Belgian governments, the BBC, Time-Life Books, and the Royal Mail. He has worked with director Peter Greenaway on several films, including "Prospero's Books" and "The Pillow Book." Brody is currently working to install trilingual signage in the Coptic quarter of Cairo. Brody got the Belle Lettere Award in 1997.
Codesigner with Maciej Polczynski of Ozzy (2019, Laic). Described as calligraphic funk, this typeface cannot be properly classified.
Typefaces from 2016: Bestters Supply (signage script), The Wild Hammers, Ramblin Script, Ramblin Sans, Angeline Vintage (brush typeface), Victorian Deco (more Victoriana), Steelworks (letterpress), Angeline (swashy brush script), La Petitenget, Azarus (brush style), Victorian Parlor (Victorian).
Typefaces from 2017: Dandeleon, American Whiskey, Vulturemotor (with Gusti Ngurah Widiantara), Sandglow (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Renaissance Garden (vintage), Victorian Fonts Collection (which consists of King Edward (Edwardian) and Queen Victoria (Victorian)), Billyforges (weathered letterpress style; with Ade Meida and I Gusti Widiantara). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Cafe.no was founded in 2000 by Norwegian designer Cato Hernes Jensen, who holds a BA in Graphic Design from Staffordshire University (UK) and an MA in Sociology from the University of Oslo. He also studied computer engineering in his hometown Horten.
His typefaces include Journeyman (2016: an all caps layered display typeface in the sign painter tradition, which comprises 3d Shadow and Silhouette styles and covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic).
Caoca Studio (or: Heroglyphs)
Bandung, Indonesia-based type designer.
Typefaces from 2018: Adabame, Uniquely, Sunfday Hawaii, Summer Seas, Pool Party (monoline), The Lettering Font, The Great Circus, Brain Wash, Parents Greet, Monday Lovers (athletic lettering), Moms Note (hand-crafted), Meidy, Maldisa, Historia, Laborations (sans stencil), Magic Trick, Kajika, Little Edelweiss, Hello Alpha, Hairmusk (brush), Gallerina, Father and Son (sans), Summer Peach, The Patriot (all caps sans), Vaganza (spurred), The Harison, Twigs (brush script), Valery (vintage), Torberta (spurred), Sants (squarish sans), Out Hill, Super Slayers, Sun Street, Summery, Summer Nude, Retros, Keripik (fat marker font), LaVonn (sans), Happy Valentine's Day (dingbats), Valentine's Edition Dingbats, Irish Green, The Stoothgart, Tying The Knot, San Barley (horizontally hatched), Easton (monoline sans), Pop Fist (condensed sans), Oracles (all caps sans), Pandoura, Popera, Loverstruck.
Typefaces from 2017: Right Brush, Spooky Tricks (halloween font), Treasure Script, Summer Joy, Brave Hearted (outline font), Father And Son, Super Slayers, Earth and Sky, Almondia, Hello People (comic book script), Northern, Looking, Parents Greet, Baker Sweet, Avocados.
Typefaces from 2016: Ineffable (regular and grunge), Saqanone, Salmonberry, Huckleberries, Mongli (a sharp-edged sans), Retros (inline), Andrade (brush style), Amecas (squarish), Queenata (signage script), Ranania (script), Paradise (calligraphic), Valery, The Mastiff, Little Edelweiss (curly informal typeface), Loverstruck, Calamandria, Pulsate (stencil), Peanut, Sedalia (brush script), Delaboean, Rhapsody (blackletter), Chiqarine (connected script), Berretti (a Broadway style art deco typeface), Cupello Sons (a geometric serif), Quella (brush script), Hello Alpha, Historia, Desmosedici. In 2014, during her studies in Bandung, Indonesia, Olivia Theresa created the frilly ornamental caps typeface Sambasa (2014), which was designed on a Georgia skeleton.
Kycka (2011) is a hand-printed slab serif family designed for children's books. Karty (2011, Eurotypo) is a blackboard bold pair of typefaces inspired by Baskerville. Marilyn (2011, Eurotypo) is an informal bouncy heavy sans face. Natalie (2011) is a condensed slab serif face.
In 2012, she published the connected script family Gilda, the informal cursive typefaces Zanya, Miss Seshat (Eurotypo) and Belha, the script typeface Lirio (Eurotypo), the hand-printed Pimpin, and the fat finger family Souffle.
Typefaces from 2013: Aleka (a vampire script in the style of Bombshell Pro), Mots (a light feminine script), Vernaccia, Eydis (connected script), Bonna (a successful calligraphic family), Rocha (funky cartoon style), Mussa (a curly children's book font), Onna (multiline script), Blondy (curly signage script), Gemma (connected script), Gemmadonati (another connected script), Lavinia (signage script), Ameglia (seductive upright flourished vernacular script).
Typefaces from 2014: Juliette, Urbis (curly script), Tansy (a charming connected script), Flamenca (connected script), Mde Sade (flowing wedding script), Nubila, Gardeny (script), Eroli (connected calligraphic script), Andria (script), Kumma (script), Tout, Tout Web Icons, Tout Restaurant Icons.
Typefaces from 2015: Parisi (calligraphic script), Scintillae Script, Santa Rita (signage script), Kira (brushy font), Amorino, Aprilis (signage script), Redbird (brush script), Muscari (connected script), Ambar (connected script with a roman caps set called Ambar Serif).
Typefaces from 2016: Lyllo, Redmoon Basic, Sond (brush script), Nuit (an informal typeface based on hand-printing), Wildly (brush type), Bloem (Script and Sans), Brun (brush typeface), Joias, Scriptum (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Anemos (a powerful retro signage script), Bernyck (retro script), Mathylda Script (a calligraphic signature font), Cinefile, Stanffords (a brush script paired with Stanffords Sans), Clauques Script and Sans (a signature script), Jacine (Sans+Script), Pial, Mont Rose (based on examples published in Script Lettering (1957, M. Meijer)), Barcares, MyBella (a casual calligraphic script), Skyr Pro (hand-crafted), Gageac (a decorative didone), Atmosfera (a glamour sans based on didone contrast), Waylom (script).
Typefaces from 2019: Novata, Violant (a medieval script), Manises (inspired by a text written on a 16th century tile), Mostaza (a signage script), Trauville (calligraphic), Magie, Magie Slim, Beauville Script (a retro script), Bovary (a calligraphic script).
Austrian graphic designer, who taught drawing and typography in Vienna. He died in 1983. Creator of Forte (Agfa-Monotype, 1962), a bold unconnected signage script. For another (free) interpretation, see Chyrllene K's Forte (2013).
Carlos Fabián Camargo Guerrero
Carmel Type (or: Just Lucky)
Drew Melton (Carmel Type and Just Lucky, Los Angeles, CA) is a graphic and type designer, letterer and occasional illustrator. He has worked for a wide range of clients including McCann, Saatchi & Saatchi and Penguin Books. Many of his typefaces are exquisite.
He created the vintage shaded typeface Lastra (2014, improved in Lastra Display in 2015), Westward Numerals (2014), Steel Cut (2014, numerals), Chisel (2014, numerals), Show Stopper (2014, a signage typeface), Ballpoint Script (2014; released in 2019 at Type Everything), Awning Display (2014), Brite Script (2014, Ten Dollar Fonts), Handsome Script (2014, a calligraphic copperplate script), the signage typeface Sideshow (2014) and the Tuscan typeface Magnifique (2013, +Inline, +Shadow).
Typefaces from 2015: Numerals (Book Club, Butcher Block, Chisel, Chisel Shadow, Chisel Fill, Elegante, Elegante Fancy, Yuma), Dolcetto (a stunning swashy calligraphic copperplate script for stately occasions), Lumber Co (an Italian Western wood style font family at The Designers Foundry; together with Jason Carne), Rubber Boots (a text typeface with considerable contrast), Stockpile (numerals), Luxus Gothic (blackletter), Yuma Numerals. In 2015, Jason Carne and Drew Melton co-designed the large condensed titling typeface family Skyward and wrote: Robust, towering, and geometrically refined, Skyward is a surefire classic cocktail of equal parts utility and elegance. Stuffed Crust, bold and loud, will be a hit too. Drew writes: Big and greasy never looked so good.
Typefaces from 2016: Boulangerie (a Tuscan typeface by Drew Melton), Motor City (by Drew Melton and Jason Carne; an industrial strength slab serif; the name Motor City was already taken by Casey Cole in 2012, so we'll wait and see if there will be a name change in the works).
Cassette Type Foundry
Cato Hernes Jensen
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.
Charles Borges de Oliveira
Charles R. Anderson
Daniel Fuentes, who founded Cifonts in 2015, is the Badalona, Spain-based designer of the typeface family Niu Sasson (2014) and Tapas Signpainting (2016). He studied at EINA in Barcelona, graduating in 2015. His graduation typeface ther was the text book typeface Rals. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
French type designer (b. 1948) who was born in the South of France. He studied typography, calligraphy and painting at the School of Fine Arts in Toulouse. He received the Prix Charles Peignot in 1982. In 1992, the President of France invited him to design the inscriptions for the royal tombs in the Basilique Saint Denis in Paris. He published Calligraphie (Imprimerie Nationale, 1993). Author of Calligraphy (Wommelgem, Belgium, 1996) and Histoire de la calligraphie française (Albin Michel, 2006; examples here). In 2009, with the help of Atelier des Signes, he created a typeface for the signage at Chateau de Fontainebleau. Additional URL. In 2010, Mediavilla cofounded Media type Foundry with Sonia Da Rocha and Joel Vilas Boas in Paris.
Examples of calligraphic alphabets drawn by him and shown in his Histoire de la calligraphie française (2006): Bastarda, Cancellaresca, Carolingian, Cursive gothic 1410, Luxeuil, Roman Capitals, Roman cursive 1st century, Roman cursive 4th century, Rustica 1st century, Textura 14th century, Textura 15th century, , Tourneure 15th century, Uncial 4th century.
Quebec-based typographer and type designer (aka Diogene) who specializes mainly in revivals of obscure or old typefaces.
Lille, France-based graphic artist who studied at ECV Lille. Designer of the vernacular typeface Montana (2014-2015), the hybrid typeface Bebas Android (2015), and the condensed sans typeface Gills (2014). Together with Edouard Spriet, he created the rounded organic sans typeface Kimono (2015) for wayfinding applications---it uses the circle as a basic building block and is developed with chromatic use in mind.
A 2004 graduate of Universidad Autonoma de San Luis Potosi. As a student at CEAD in Mexico, Elí Castellanos Chávez (b. 1980) is the director of Cocijotype, a foundry located in Oaxaca. He taught editorial design and typography in Loma Bonita, Mexico. Cocijotype was earlier called Sexytype. He won the Gold prize at the Morisawa Type Design Competition in 2014. He works as a Font Developer at studio Dalton Maag in London.
"Creator" of the connected script typeface Dringosler (2014), the chalkboard font Grocery Round (2014), and the signage typeface La Chiploito (2014).
Upon closer inspection, it turns out that Dringosler is a blatant copy of Dragon Is Coming (by Maelle Keita) and that La Chiploito is an unauthorized copy of La Chatte à Maman (also by Maelle Keita). The fact that Maelle Keita's originals are free and that the copies are sold by Creative Market makes this a very sad case indeed. I hope that Creative Market will send all the past proceeds to Maelle Keita and ban Code Shop from its line-up. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer at URW++/Fontforum of
Commercial Script is a typical Spencerian (connected) script, with early versions available from the Chicago and Inland typefoundries, ca. 1888. The most famous, and very popular, implementation is due to Morris Fuller Benton in 1906 and cut by ATF in 1908. It is similar to Bank Script, but heavier and with fewer flourishes. It also is similar to Typo Script. Some modern day digital versions:
Coppers & Brasses
Quebec-based type type foundry Coppers & Brasses was set up in 2011 by Alexandre Saumier Demers and Étienne Aubert Bonn in the plateau area of Montreal. Both graduated from the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal and went on do the Type and Media program at KABK in The Hague, The Netherlands.
Creators of these typefaces in 2012: Martha (monospaced slabby grotesque done by both founders), Sardine (fat signage typeface by Bonn), Freitt (blackletter typeface by Bonn). Nicole (2012) is an elegant basic sans typeface by Olivier Mercier-Chan Kane.
In 2013, Etienne graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK in Den Haag. In 2014, Alexandre in turn graduated from the Type & Media program at KABK. For his graduation, Alexandre developed the didone typeface family Lewis. He writes: Lewis is a typeface designed for mathematical typesetting, specifically for the TeX typesetting system. It consists of 3 text styles (Roman, Bold, Italic) and 3 math styles (Math Italic, Greek, Blackboard) for use as variables. The text Italic relates to the Roman while the Math Italic stand out with its cursive construction. Likewise, the Greek differentiate easily from Latin characters. The Blackboard inlines are adapted for text sizes with their wide and open cut. Lewis features many size variants and extending shapes, ideal in displayed equations.
The list of their retail and custom fonts:
Alexandre spends most of his time since 2016 working on variable font projects for The Type Network (ex-Font Font Bureau). Home page of Alexandre Saumier Demers. Behance link for Coppers and Brasses. [Google] [More] ⦿
Manuel Eduardo Corradine Mora was born in Bogotá in 1973. He graduated from the School of Graphic Design of the National University of Colombia in 1996, and became a graphic designer. He started by custom-designing fonts and by making typefaces for his own company, Casa Papelera El Cedro (The Cedar Papermaking House), for printing invitation cards. With other designers like Carlos Fabián Camargo, John Vargas and César Puertas he formed Tipográfico in 2007 to strengthen the type discipline in Colombia. Corradine Fonts is Manuel Corradine's own foundry in Bogotá, Colombia, founded in 2006. Today, he is one of Colombia's principal type designers. He also teaches at Universidad Piloto de Colombia in Bogota.
Fonts from 2007: Kidwriting (a family which includes Kidwriting Dingbats 1 and 2), Garabata (a fantastic handwriting face), Garabata Dingbats, Hexagona Digital, Quadrat (grunge), Quadrat Old (grunge), Quadrat Dirty (grunge), Quadrat Broken, Quadrat Ugly, Neogot (experimental, 8 styles).
Fonts from 2008: Mucura (handwriting), Prissa (handwriting), Salpicon (a script), Cuento Serif (a bouncy hand-printed family), Memoria (brush script), Charco, Happy Day (comic book family with Happy Day Dingbats), Espectro (a swinging script with swashes and a Dingbats style), Furia (handwriting), Candelaria (based on house signs in the La Candelaria neighborhood of Bogotá), Old Village (1600's style), Old Village Ornaments, Rapidda (a successful simulation of quick handwriting), Hueca (an outline children's script), Antigua (an old swashbuckler family), Colegial (a great-looking hand script), Pincel (a fantastic paint brush family with accompanying splatter dingbats), Trazo (Corradine's handwriting), Arcos (a techno family), Caveman (a primitive stone-look type family), Rumba (two styles; an elegant flowing brush script), Parche (graffiti family), Elegance Monoline (a greeting card script typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008), Abuelito (script).
Fonts from 2009: Helga (flowing script), Mussica (+Swash, +Antiqued: a delicate Victorian typeface; followed in 2017 by Mussica Italic), Guarapo (hand-printed), Toxic (futuristic stencil), Emotion (comic book face), Bloque 3D, Rock and Cola, Betco's Hand, Telefante (comic book family), Nancy's Hand (more comic book hand-printing), Alambre (multiline/paperclip), Sensual (calligraphic hand), Zape (in the style of Tekton), Antrax Tech (grunge), Masato (handwriting), Hu Kou (oriental simulation).
Fonts from 2012: Tecna (a techno family co-designed with Sergio Ramirez), Neuron (a fantastic 16-style rounded elliptical sans family created together with Sergio Ramirez), Bucanera Soft (blackletter), Bucanera Antiqued (grungy blackletter), Official (a simple monoline sans family), Almibar (a connected calligraphic Spencerian script), Eterea (a roman all-caps family), Eterea LC (the lower case set), Canciller (an italic roman, done with Sergio Ramirez), Quarzo (2012, a formal copperplate script done with Sergio Ramirez).
Typefaces from 2013: Neuron Angled (still with Sergio Ramirez), Alianza Slab (a great-looking slab family), Alianza Italic and Alianza Script (a packaging font), all made jointly by Manuel Eduardo Corradine and Sergio Ramirez.
Typefaces from 2014: Whisky (a large blackletter family with inlines and fills for layering co-designed with Sergio Ramirez; related to German expressionism, it won an award at Tipos Latinos 2016), Whisky Italics, Beauty Script (with Juan Sebastian Rincon), Emblema and Emblema Headline (tall-legged art deco sans family by Duvan Cardenas), Wild Pen (a 1200-glyph set of typefaces that can be used to simulate handwriting thanks to smart replacements in Opentype), Sinffonia (a thin informal typeface with oodles of choices for swashes).
Typefaces from 2016: Naugles (thick display face based on the Naugles logo), Scrans (a modern signage script), Bloque (heavy slab family), Bloque Italic.
Typefaces from 2017: Cristal (layered, triangulated and beveled font family, including exquisite Cristal Dingbats and Cristal Frames), Almibar Pro (connected calligraphic script).
Typefaces from 2019: Austera Text (a comfortable workhorse serif).
Born in Firenze in 1969. Cofounder with Francesco Canovaro and Debora Manetti of the Italian design firm in Firenze called Studio Kmzero. He co-designed some typefaces there such as Arsenale White (2009). Targa Monospace (2002) is a sans inspired by Italian vehicle registration plates. It has an handmade version (Targa Hand) that can be used for comic book lettering.
MyFonts credits him with the rounded avant garde sans family Antipasto (2007), but elswhere we read that this typeface is made by Matteo di Iorio, so there is some confusion. It was extended in 2017 by Pancini as Antipasto Pro.
In 2014, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro co-designed Amazing Grotesk (+Ultra). He also designed the calm bold geometric rounded sans typeface Cocogoose (2014; replaced by Cocogoose Pro in 2017) and the stylish deco font Offensive Behaviour. Cocogoose Letterpress is free. Cocogoose is part of the Coco Gothic family, a collection of twelve typefaces each inspired by the fashion mood of every decade of last century, named after fashion icon Coco Chanel. Cocogoose is Coco Gothic for the 1940s.
In 2015, Pancini published the grand family Coco Gothic. This Latin / Greek / Cyrillic typeface family features a small x-height and sligghtly rounded corners to make the avant garde and geometric sans typefaces in vogue in the 1970s come alive again, ready for 21st century fashion magazines. It comes with substyles that recreate many moods, including art nouveau and arts and crafts (Cocotte), Italian propaganda style and Italian deco (Cocosignum), hipster style (CocoBikeR), or Bauhaus (Cocomat). Coco Gothic was initially developed as a corporate font for Lucca Comics & Games Festival 2013. The rounded geometric sans family Cocomat (by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Deborah Manetti and Francesco Canovaro) was inspired by the style of the twenties and the visions of Italian futurists like Fortunato Depero, Giacomo Balla and Antonio Sant'Elia. Updated in 2019 as Cocomat Pro.
Still in 2015, Cosimo and Zetafonts published the connected creamy baseball script Bulletto, the grungy handvetica Neue, and the calligraphic wedding typeface Hello Script. In 2015, at Zetafonts, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini designed CocoBikeR (2015) to celebrate the hipster and bike cultures. CocoBikeR (for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic) is part of the successful Coco Gothic typeface family. In 2017, Pancini designed the 1930s Italian art deco typeface families Cocosignum Maiuscoletto and Cocosignum Corsivo Italico.
Typefaces from 2016: Adlery (a curly brush script), Kitten (Fat, Swash, Swash Monoline, Slant, Bold: signage script family), Adlibitum (a blackletter typeface by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro), Morbodoni (a display didone by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Francesco Canovaro).
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli, Giulia Ursenna Dorati and Andrea Gaspari co-designed the 1940s vintage brush script typeface Banana Yeti, which is based on an example by Ross George shown in George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual. The Zetafonts team extended the original design to six styles and multilingual coverage. The ExtraBold is free. Still in 2016, Pancini designed Calligraphunk, an experimental typeface that mimicks polyrythmic calligraphy, by alternating two sets of lowercase letters to emulate handwriting.
In 2016, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Matteo Chiti, Luca Chiti and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the retro connected brush script font family Advertising Script, which is based on an example from Ross George's Speedball 1947 Textbook Manual.
Beatrix Antiqua (2016, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli). This humanist sans-serif typeface is part of the Beatrix family (Beatrix Nova, etc.) that takes its inspiration from the classic Roman monumental capital model. Its capitals are directly derived from the stone carvings in Florence's Santa Croce Cathedral. Beatrix keeps a subtle lapidary swelling at the terminals suggesting a glyphic serif, similar to Hermann Zapf's treatment in Optima.
Amazing Grotesk (2016) is based on a logo designed by Francesco Canovaro.
Studio Gothic (2017, by Francesco Canovaro, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli) is an 8-style geometric sans family based on Alessandro Butti's geometric sans classic, Semplicita.
Pancini designed the 64-strong typeface family Body Grotesque and Body Text in 2017-2018, together with Andrea Tartarelli. It was conceived as a contemporary alternative to modernist super-families like Univers or Helvetica.
In 2017, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli co-designed the sans typeface family Kabrio, which gives users four different corner treatment options.
Anaphora (2018). Anaphora is a contemporary serif typeface designed by Francesco Canovaro (roman), Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini (italic) and Andrea Tartarelli. It features a wedge serif design with nine weights from thin to heavy. Its wide counters and low x-height make it pleasant and readable at text sizes while the uncommon shapes make it strong and recognizable when used in display size. Anaphora covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2018, he published Radcliffe, with Andrea Tartarelli, a Clarendon revival with Text and Casual subfamilies. Radcliffe (a Clarendon revival by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli), and added the layerable condensed Cocogoose Narrows to the Cocogoose family. Codec (2018) by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli is a geometric sans typeface family in which all terminal cuts are horiontal or vertical. See also Codec Pro (2019).
His Double Bass (2018) is a jazzy 4-style typeface family that pays tribute to Saul Bass's iconic hand lettering for Otto Preminger's The Man with the Golden Arm film title sequence and other movies, Bass's vibrating, almost brutal cut-out aestethics, and the cartoonish lettering and jazzy graphics of the fifties.
In 2018, he published the sharp wedge serif typeface Blacker to pay homage to the 1970s. In 2019, that was followed by Blacker Pro (Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli, who write: Blacker Pro is the revised and extended version of the original wedge serif type family designed by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli in 2017. Blacker was developed as a take on the style that Jeremiah Shoaf has defined as the "evil serif" genre: typefaces with high contrast, oldstyle or modern serif proportions and sharp, blade-like triangular serifs). Still in 2018, he designed the swooping polyrhythmic calligraphic typeface Calligraphunk.
In 2018, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini and Andrea Tartarelli designed Holden, a very Latin cursive sans typeface with pointed brush aesthetics and fluid rhythmic lines.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Francesco Canovaro and Andrea Tartarelli published the monolinear geometric rounded corner amputated "e" sans typeface family Cocogoose Classic, the sans family Aquawax Pro, and the condensed rounded monoline techno sans typeface family Iconic.
In 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini at Zetafonts published a slightly calligraphic Elzevir typeface, Lovelace.
In 2019, the lapidary typeface family Beatrix Antiqua (Francesco Canovaro) was reworked by Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini together with Andrea Tartarelli and Maria Chiara Fantini into a 50-style type system called Monterchi that includes Text, Serif and Sans subfamilies. Monterchi is a custom font for an identity project for a famous fresco in Monterchi, developed under the art directorship of Riccardo Falcinelli.
Tarif (2019) is a typeface family inspired by the multicultural utopia of convivencia---the peaceful coexistence of Muslims, Christians and Jews in tenth century Andalusia that played an important role in bringing to Europe the classics of Greek philosophy, together with Muslim culture and aesthetics. It is a slab serif typeface with a humanist skeleton and inverted contrast, subtly mixing latin zest, calligraphic details, extreme inktraps, and postmodern unorthodox reinvention of traditional grotesque letter shapes. The exuberant design, perfect for titling, logo and display use, is complemented by a wide range of seven weights allowing for solid editorial use and great readability in body text. Matching italics have been designed with the help of Maria Chiara Fantini and Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini, while Rania Azmi has collaborated on the design of the arabic version of Tarif, where the humanist shapes and inverted contrast of the latin letters find a natural connection with modern arabic letterforms.
Late in 2019, Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini released the fun typeface family Hagrid at Zetafonts, which writes: Crypto-typography---the passion for unknown, weird and unusual character shapes---is a disease commonly affecting type designers. Cosimo Lorenzo Pancini has celebrated it in this typeface family, aptly named Hagrid after the half-blood giant with a passion for cryptozoology described by R. K. Rowling in her Harry Potter books. Extreme optical corrections, calligraphic counter-spaces, inverted contrast, over-the-top overshoots: all the inventions that abound in vernacular and experimental typography have been lovingly collected in this mongrel sans serif family, carefully balancing quirky solutions and solid grotesque design.
Bireuen, Indonesia-based designer of the swashy script typefaces Restafi Script, Marchelina Script, Malika and Agus, the signage script Aqlima, Angelines, and the curly Ragetti Script in 2017.
Typefaces from 2018: Sofiebestin, Gallisia Design Script, Jodie Badiston Script (a signature font), Crolinesy Daggaes Script, Chalifor Dalsatic (an SVG script), Mottingham Script, Mathanifo Script, Dhanikans Signature, Sophier Rotties.
Typefaces from 2019: Julie Brious, Rollgates (monoline sans), Rollgates Luxury, Bernitha, Angelica Berkeley (script), Cartines Script, Betharia Script, Mark Rasford (a signature font), Young Love, Sanger, Proper Lady, Mexabetto, Happy Monday, Genjutsu (a comic book font), Gasttula, Funbold, Deep Feeling, De Califortia, Blongoc Script, Kaget Botalies Script, Romans Rexamples (font duo), The Blagious Bold Script, The Bextrias Script, Alessa Beilaire (a calligraphic signature font).
Crack-A-Jack Studios is located in North Balwyn, Victoria, Australia, and run by David Jackson. Fonts subpage. Fonts came in packages such as the signage font pack Signer Can'O Fonts: Signer (Brush, Casual, Fancy, Latin, Italic, Sans, Serif, Script, Text, Title). He also has tattoo fonts such as Tattoo Black, Tattoo Regular, Tattoo Thin, Tattoo Gothic. The free Lemon Chicken font (2000) has some late art nouveau frivolity in it. Check also Yenotten.
Craft Graphic (was: Thrift and Thistle)
British free font foundry located in London run by Matt Hull (or Matt Rowan), a graphic designer, web designer and illustrator based in Surrey, UK. Behance link. Creative Market link, where Matt started selling his fonts. Matt's typefaces:
Kediri, Indonesia-based designer of the monoline script and sans typeface Quetty (2017), the rhythmic script font Quitman (2017), the geometric sans typeface Francy (2017), the signage script font Danilla (2017), the all caps sans typeface family Stockport (2017), Stockport Rounded (2017), the great creamy super-heavy signage script typeface Kidding Script (2017) and the sans typeface Francy (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Rustelyn (script), Sweet Buttermilk (Script, Sans), Lucylane (a monoline script), Blusty Script, Riffle (a skyline typeface), Melvis, Deluce (a luxury serif), Dutchy, Aguero (a luxury serif font), Finland, Finland Rounded (rounded monoline sans), Coldiac (an all caps luxury serif), Tigreal (a vintage slab serif), Road Race, Road Race Extra, Logam (sans), Houston Sports (spurred), Studly (a layered font), Morning Gold, Houston Italic, Comodo (sans), Rainly (brush SVG), Offlander (condensed sans), Offlander Rough (free), Salvalyn, Bafora (dry brush SVG font), the sans typeface Bondie Condensed, Bondie Extrude, Troye Serif (display didone), Troye Sans, Troye Script, Boardley Script (layerable retro signage font), Rotterin (a free signage script), Giveny (caps only fashion serif), CS Mulan (Victorian), Pastelyn, Belgium (a distinguished all caps sans), Finland (sans), Rickies (brush), Bravely, Houston (a semi-octagonal font by Wahyu Hadi Yuana), Pommel (a free script by Wahyu Hadi Yuana), Prestage (condensed all caps sans), Prestage Outline, Lovelyn (display serif), Espoir (a Peignotian font by Wahyu Hadi Yuana and Nazzar Saputra), Espoir Serif, CS Juicy (a color font), Retrocycles (monoline display sans), Fadelyn (script and sans), CS Gordon, CS Harley (sans), CS Maria, CS Nancy (sketched), CS Rocky, CS Roger, CS Rosalia, CS Sandreas.
Typefaces from 2019: Giroud (a free copperplate font), Cattus, Rovey, Vendeur, Colbiac, Angelic Bonques Script, Angelic Bonques Sans (a formal sans), Railly (dry brush), Gold Coast (vintage, all caps), Gold Coast Rough, Souther (brush script), Passtyn (Script, Sans), Larissa, Duskey (a weathered vintage typeface by Wahyu Hadi Yuana and Trio Nazzar Saputra), Rolves, Kitten Days, Jadyn Maria (signature script), Betty Rose, Fenord (a heavy sans), Adelya, Groce, Qualey, CS Nancy Inline, Manyland, Marques (wedge serif), Jocker (a vintage layered spurred typeface family), Nordin (sans), Masitha (script), Croco (Peignotian sans).
Depok and/or Bangka Belitung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1979) of these script typefaces in 2018: Guthenberg (signage script), Rampage Monoline, Chicago Script (baseball script), Entreaty (signage script), Striped King, Rathyland, Banshee (brush script), Aksana (brush script), Just Signature, Granite (brush), Wakanda, Halimun (signature font), Jacklyn (signature font), Winchester (signature font), Jelytta, Bulgatti, Southampton, Little Jack.
Typefaces from 2019: Questa White (a monoline script), Oklahoma, Guthenberg Bold, Estylle Madison, Thankfully, Mistrully, Sophia Christie, Attemptyon, Maghody, White Angelica, Gilligan Shutter (monoline script), Ballystic, After Sunset, Barcelony, Brittany Signature, Cervanttis, Clattering, Estrela, Endestry, Guttenbay, Hello Santtiny, Herdrock (brush style), Hey Lucky, Kasting Script, Billystuck, Porcelain, Questa Whitte, The Gwathmey. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Antonio Cerri (b. 1972, Catania, Italy) freelances in web, graphic and motion design from San Giovanni La Punta, Sicily. He created some typefaces in 2010, such as the futuristic CRR NTN (+Outline).
In 2011, he made Labyrinthus, a multilined all caps family: inspect each glyph and note that there is one point of entrance and one exit. Still in 2011, the decorative family Atlantide and the futuristic all caps typeface Silver Chisel appeared.
In 2012, he designed the techno family Steel.
Typefaces from 2013: Firebird (techno, automotive, speed font family).
In 2014, he made Luna Crescente, a layered multicolor 3d typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Xandra (script), Xova (a 5-layer techno/logo font), Xova Rounded, Maria Script (heavy signage script).
Cruz Fonts was established in Oakland, NJ, in 2004 by Ray Cruz, who has been a designer of custom lettering and custom typefaces to major ad agencies, publishers and corporate clients in the New York City area for almost 30 years. He has created many display typefaces for Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream, Phil's Fonts and Garage Fonts. Presently Ray Cruz is working as Type Director at Y&R NY, and is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design. Bio at Garagefonts.
Cindy Kinash is an apparel graphic designer from Canada. She started the Cultivated Mind foundry in 2012, and made a reputation as a script font designer. She published the hand-printed poster typefaces Amour (2012), Happy Cloud (2012), Have a nice day (2012, +Ornaments), Gionni (2012), Dreamy Hand (2012), Taluhla (2012) and Hello I Like You (2012). Requiem (2012) is grungy.
Typefaces from 2014: Westcoast Letters, the curly typeface Veronia (2014, with Callie Hegstrom), Local Market (with Charles Gibbons), True North (with Charles Gibbons: a set of letterpress emulation and poster typefaces in all caps; +Extras), Ciao Bella (with Charles Gibbons: a hand-drawn copperplate script emulation with four lovely hand-drawn sets of floral ornaments), La Chic (sic) (a poster font family on a didone body, with several sets of frilly frames), Pacific Northwest Letters, Pacifc Northwest Labels, Azaelia (hand-painted; comes with a dingbat font that has handmade frames, page dividers, ribbons and fancy flourishes).
Typefaces from 2015: Mulberry Script, Glamour Brush, True North Textures (letterpress emulation; with Charles Gibbons), Wanderlust (watercolor brush script), Wanderlust Collection (including Wanderlust Letters Pro, Decorative, Boho, Chic, Shine, Gold, Caps, and Ornaments).
Typefaces from 2017: Northwoods (hand-crafted sans).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1969, of Skatter (2018: signage script), Indonesian (2018), The Beach Boy (2018), Bali Paradiso (2018), Betterday Calligraphic (2018) and Hartford (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Playground, Bellaviesta (script).
Painter turned type designer in Baltimore. Creator of Velocipede Stencil (2011), an art deco typeface made for a bike shop in Baltimore. At Lost Type Coop, he published the humanist remaissance italic typeface Pigeon (2011) and the calligraphic script Cylburn (Lost Type): Cylburn is a semi-connected script, structurally based on Roundhand but written with a pointed brush and restrained tension that separate it from its traditional roots.
In 2014, he created the commercial signage typeface Globe Script, which was renamed Eubie Script (dedicated page). Eubie Script draws from the many lettering styles of Harry Knorr, an artist at Globe Poster for over 50 years.
In 2016, Dai Foldes and Laura Worthington designed the connected script typeface family Adorn Garland Smooth. Fairwater (2016), co-designed by Laura Worthington and Dai Foldes, has Script, Sans, and Serif subfamilies, as well as several sets of Ornaments. The Serif subfamily conjures up tattoo lettering, but also mathematical blackboard bold style and art deco. And still with Laura Worthington, Dai designed Renata (2016), a connected calligraphic script. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Pleaseletmedesign is a duo of Belgian graphic designers comprising Pierre Smeets (b. 1981) and Damien Aresta (b. 1979). They set up their own graphic design studio in 2004 after graduating from Saint-Luc Higher School of Arts in Liège (Belgium) and spending almost a full year in ERG (Graphic Research School) in Brussels (Belgium). The projects of pleaseletmedesign range from graphic design, books, posters, identities and stationnery to exhibition design, signage, titles sequences, and website in cultural sectors as diverse as music, architecture, cinema and advertising clients. Toyota Belgium used a car to design the outlines of an upright script called iQ (2009). Free download. The font was made by Pleaseletmedesign. [Google] [More] ⦿
Signpainter and letterer who worked for Hallmark in Kansas City, then in Denver, CO, and is now based in Boise, ID. In 2015, he was working on the signage typeface Krapp Jelveeto. In 2016, he published the soft rounded signage typeface Organic Cotton.
Daniel Hernández Sanchez
Daniel Petrino (Birmingham, AL) created Moustache Script (retro signage font) in 2013.
Daniel Utz lives in Stuttgart, Germany. Involved in corporate (graphic and type) and interactive design, he also teaches digital typography at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Schwäbisch Gmünd. Designer of FF Netto (2008), a simple rounded sans family created for minimalist designs, signage, and pictograms. This was extended to FF Netto Icons UI in 2014.
Marilia, Brazil-based designer (b. 1985) of the music score emulation typeface Musicografi (2013), the script typefaces Cursiva (2015) and Bico de Pena (2015), the outlined typeface Tubolacao (2015), and the hand-crafted shaded typeface Riscada (2015, +Black).
Typefaces from 2016: Mikelis (connected upright script), Cartame (an urban vernacular signage brush typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Handnilo.
Darío Manuel Muhafara
A graduate of Detroit Lakes Vocational Technical school, Dave has been making signs since 1983. He designs storefronts, dimensional signage, banners and logos at his Faribault, MN-based sign shop. His typefaces at Letterhead Fonts include Anna Banana (2004), LHF Basher (2004, brush style), Blacksmith, Brushwork, Coffee Shop, Divine (2007, blackletter), Flamingo Script, Lakeside, Marie Script (2006), Mister Muster, Mystery Font (2014, art nouveau), Orchard (2007), Packard Script, Piranha Script, Samster Script (2004, a signage face), Signkit Script, Signmaker, Spirit Script, and Stonecutter. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
David A. Occhino
David Smith is a lettering and signage artist in Torquay, the city of Fawlty Towers, specializing in vintage and Victorian designs. In 2015, he designed the Victorian style typeface Mayer: This is the original font I created for the song titles for the Album Born and Raised by the American pop and blues rock musician, singer-songwriter, recording artist, and music producer John Mayer. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Fleming Nalle
David Occhino Design (was: Treehouse Graphic Design)
Treehouse Graphic Design was David Occhino's font outlet. It is now called David Occhino Design. The Treehouse collection specialized in Startrek, futuristic, Disney and Indiana Jones style fonts, but has widened lately. Most fonts are commercial, but there are a few free ones:
British type and graphic designer (b. 1948, London) who graduated from Ravensbourne College of Art&Design in 1967, and after working as a graphic designer in London, founded Quay&Gray Lettering with Paul Gray in 1983. David Quay Design started in 1987, and finally, in 1990, he co-founded The Foundry with Freda Sack and Mike Daines in London. The Foundry also develops custom typefaces, marks and logotypes for companies inernationally these include a special typeface to be readable at very small sizes for Yellow pages, corporate fonts for BGplc (British Gas) NatWest Bank, and signage typefaces for both RailTrack in the UK and the Lisbon Metro system in Portugal. He taught typography and design at the Academie St. Joost, Hogeschool Brabant from 2001-2003. He taught part-time at IDEP in Barcelona, and lives and works in Amsterdam. In 2009, he started selling his fonts at MyFonts. He is also a designer at Retype in Den Haag, The Netherlands. His fonts, in chronological order:
List of his typefaces, or revivals, at MyFonts: Bordeaux (Elsner+Flake), Bronx (Elsner+Flake), Agincourt (ITC), Aquinas (ITC), Blackmoor (ITC), Bordeaux (ITC), Bronx (ITC), Coptek (ITC), Digitek (ITC), La Bamba (ITC), Lambada (ITC), Latino Elongated (ITC), Letraset Arta (ITC), Marguerita (ITC), Mekanik (ITC), Milano (ITC), ITC Quay Sans (ITC), Robotik (ITC), Santa Fe (ITC), Scriptek (ITC), Teknik (ITC), Vegas (ITC), Titus (Linotype), Kade (Re-Type), Metallic Sky (SoftMaker), Foundry Sans (The Foundry), VLNL Hollandsche Nieuwe (VetteLetters).
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes)
DCO (or: dcoxy medina, or: Atelier Oxydes) is Greg Médina. Atelier Oxydès is located in St Maurice de Cazevieille, France. He specializes in very funny drawings. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: the fun figurine dingbat typefaces called Alien DCO and Warrior DCO, the hilarious typeface dingbat fonts Zombiz and Teubé, Bubbledco, Profilsdco, Ovni (futuristic dingbats), Punkskull DCO (2012), and the kaleidoscopic Formes (2012).
Typefaces from 2013: Felicity (ornaments), Gross Brush (grunge), Dark Forest, Follow The Arrow, Snow for Santa, Eat My Cookie, Cooking Set (dingbats), Florality, Big Bang Comix, Babydoll (geometric monoline sans, with a shadow style), Dirty Macadam, Elegance Two (frames), My Sweet Sunshine, Lucie Mandragore, Pimp My Christmas (dingbats), Magic Kiss, Women and Shoes, Halloween Bell, Dust Scratches, Elegance (ribbon ornaments), Dumbass Town, Meaning of Life, Life Style Memory, Tribal Tattoo Addict, Ornaments Soul, Lost Area, Funny Toys, Space Dude, Sick Crew, Teubé 5, Teubé 3, Teubé Hat, Teubé Bot, Plastic Pets, Girl Power, Alien Dude, Formes 2, Alien DCO2, Teubé2.
Typefaces from 2014: Gants de Soie, Anne Exilum, Kaboom & Bang, Dcoxy Stamp (a baby-themed dingbat font), Rooster Serif, King Rooster (constructivist), Speak Easy, Skater Girls Rock, TheCinthia Edito, Bad Spirit, Birdy Game (creamy typeface), Shell Gate (tattoo font), Mandala Home, Macaroni&Cheese, Holy Moly (rounded comic book sans), Delphine et Mathias Script (tattoo font), Limonade de Camomille (signage script), Indians Lives (signagecscript), Ether Cute Poison (signage script), Tartare de Violettes (vampire or tattoo script), Karl Wright Script, Bubble & Soap, Break The Silence, Spooky Night, Right Balance, Peanut Butter Cookies, Rabbit Hole (brush script), Smile Parade, Radio Trust, Oakland Sista, Dust & Blast, Psycho (weathered shadow typeface), Bowling Shoes (connected script), Ornament Mix (dingbats), Shuriken Dance Like A Tiger (script), Arthus Hightone (tattoo script), Dark is the Night, City of Angel, From Brush to Caps, Donovan Quidaw (a ronde), Not A Drope (brush face), Karl Wright, Kerala Quest, Rock and Roll Street, Ray Morgan Style, Wind of Change, Mama Love, Mama Punch (athletic lettering), Queen Luna, Kelly Brush The World, Shadow Boxing (an upright connected script), Header Ornament, Sweet Dreamz, Zombie Morning (brush typeface), Dragonfly on my Nose, Estella Cello, Djah Beat, Roses Kingdom (uopright connected script), Buddha Moon, War Brush, Icarus Kharma, Cheese Cake, Badiane (upright loopy script), Meny Please, Young Shark (spurred typeface), Keep It Up (heads), Purple Shadow (Victorian decorative typeface), Tears of Joy (flourishes), Hilarious, Teubé Tribute.
Typefaces from 2015: Radical Beat (tattoo script), Raisin des Sables (script), Bandits (tattoo script), Vinegar Stroke, Mad Rats, Sliced by Hand, Ready to Ride, Chardons, Mr Sunshine, Chardons Brush, Gueules de Loup, Atlantic Mail (rhythmic script), Daily Quantum, La Maison de Papier, Friday Night (supermarket signage style), Butter Kings (tattoo script), Lady Bohemia (tattoo script), Kilowatts, Akodia (a lava lamp typeface), Moustache Club, Brioche au Potiron (avant garde sans), Bisous (signage script), Deadly Inked (tattoo script), Spider Monkey (poster font), Qualité Deluxe Platinium (signage script), Distillated, Blood Shade, Ribambelle (thin script), Burning Man, Amandes Salées (tattoo script), Bring Me That Glyph (alchemic), Mad Potato Bill, Authentic Ratatouille, Fugu + Maki (a great set of thin-veined poster fonts), Une Sale Histoire de Yak (script), Pamela Wants to Ride, Sani Andrew des Kiwis, Grilled Chicken, Ancestral Katana Sword, Magic Bean Salade, Alice And The Wicked Monster, Rhum Banane, Honey Moon (borders and filets), Rookies Showtimes (signage font), Digging The Grave.
Typefaces from 2016: Watch Out (brushed typeface), America Stars, Grown Localy (sic), Winter in Alaska (glaz krak style), Dusty Muffin, Gillie & Hilda, Chatelain des Radis, Manhattan Avenue (heavy script), Seasider, Suburban Pledge, Baldaquin, Original Woody, Your Fear (vampire script), Drone Nation, Big Car Short Gun, Cameltoe Kalypse, Doctor Cosmicucumber, La Cithare (connected script), Agatha Needs Flesh (script), Bostella (script), Jonquilles, La Cité des Mille Reines, Shotgun, Thunder Strike, Atelier Omega, Aldebaran, Bichette, Bulldozer (brush font), La Citadelle des Papillons.
Typefaces from 2017: Polibrush (monoline sans), Endless Wall, Chicken Socks, Barry Kades, Sansaul Petronika, Stubborn Shark, Sharky & Meduza, Oblivion (script), Brainfish Rush, Summer Fever, Bethanie Snake, Last Shade (weathered), Raku (heavy brush), Lily of the Valley, The Bully (grungy signage script), Stick & Kick, Sketch (brush script), Joly Death (blood drip type), Bambino, Gatalike, Lucia (connected monoline script), Gatalike, Island of Dreams, Snow Riders, Amtrash, Stardust (signage script).
Typefaces from 2018: Mustardy, Wawie Patch, Anathematise, Delich (an SVG dry brush font), Sweet Spot (doodles), Detrimental, Shitzu & Porko (a comic book font family), Detective Bildo, Daylight & Moonlight (brush script), Deadline Countdown, Rotten Pumkin (sic), Rhapsodize, Chunks (heavy script), Shenanigans (dry brush), Cassandre, Ridiculous, Slam, Lithium Hill (dry brush), Litchis Island (a painted script), Snowballs City, Litchis on Velvet, Brainfish, Burglar, Action Protocol, Snowballs Season, Shania & Heinz (brush script), Slamers, Madera studio, Chaude Sourie, Barber Street.
Typefaces from 2020: Thurdy Sticks, House Marker, Zorgho, Blue Mist, Dreambats (dingbats), Strike Block (dingbats), Esteban+Solina, Rusty+Gosh.
Rhega Juliandy (Deadlock Studio, Bandung, Indonesia; b. 1991) designed the rhythmic brush script Nailika (2015), the calligraphic Sweet Holiday (2015), the flowing script typeface Vallerie (2015), the beautiful brush script typeface Nailika (2015), the curly display typeface Milady (2015), the free fat marker typeface March (2015), the wonderful connected brush script Allenois (2015), the logotype Voltus (2015), the thin calligraphic script Theodore (2015), the script typefaces Sweet Holiday (2015) and Rose (2015), and the script typeface Anke (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Humphrey (a sans headline family), Diamor (monoline packaging script), Mallena, Everlasting Script, Clockwise (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Flattery (retro signage script).
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.
Dear Type is run by Bulgarian type designer Veneta Rangelova, who is based in Sofia. In 2015, she created the creamy signage typeface, the accompanying Lifehack Sans, Lifehack, the casual script typefaces Hello Headline and Brunette, and the bold brush script Renovation.
Typefaces from 2016: Blooms, PhotoWall (casual connected script), BeachBar (a large signage script family), Amberly (a connected script), Amberly Sans, Guess (a connected script set accompanied by an all caps geometric sans family, Guess Sans).
Typefaces from 2018: Karlie (script and serif duo).
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1991) of the brush script typefaces Georgia (2016) and Chelsea Brush (2016), the handwriting font Delima (2016), Go Doodling (2016, +dingbats), and of the brush typefaces Arigato (2016), Ardina Script (2016) and Ordinary (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Justin (brush script), Alex Dirte (ink splash brush), Alexandria (script), Mainstream Script, Love Story, Priscillia Script, Rachael Script, Hello Dina Script, Rock n Doll, Strike Alone Script, Mighty Eagle, Middle Class Script, Revolution, Nagita Script (swashy calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2018: Abbasy Calligraphy, Michali Script, Handletterink, AusthinaBrushCalligraphyScratch, Merci Heart (dry brush script), Glitter, Bright Script (signage script), Zeloya (a flattop font), Hey Sunset (brush), Michelle (hand-lettered), Levo (a layerable sans), Coquin (hand-crafted), Arrival, Kaliber, Nichole Script.
Typefaces from 2019: Diamonds, Braydon Script (dry brush script), Rhinatta Script, Dhaniel, Blondy (brushed and speckled), Cream Peach (brush script), Amel Brush, Holidays (brush script), Beatley (brush script), Blastimo (brush), Blastimo Sans, Aprilea, Sophiet (dry brush), Brittney (dry brush), Astrokids, Astrokids Doodle, Panterick (brush script), Matilda (script), Delimax (brush script), Authentic Script, Berlin Script, Mountain Script.
Typefaces from 2020: Dinalima Script, Bestania.
Decade Type foundry
Decade Type foundry (Bandung, Indonesia, est. 2008) is run by Agung Maskund (Agung Gumilang Sugih), b. 1987, Bandung. It specializes in Victorian and vintage type. Creator of Authentic Labels (2013), New Black (2012, a metal band typeface) and Chicano Brush (2012, graffiti face). Note: It is possible that Chicano Brush was made by Gilang Purnama.
In 2013, they published Reckless (by Gilang Purnama: a retro car font), Fabulous Drop Cap (with a free demo font), Los Santos (graffiti style), Logotype Frenzy (brushy signage face), Insurance Maps (inspired by the Sanborn Map Company's 1909 insurance map catalog), Basingstoke (a spurred display typeface by Gilang Purnama Jaya), Hustlers Rough (Western Tuscan signage font), Lakester (another Tuscan signage font with layering), and Griba (alchemic typeface).
Another great typeface project is the National Currency Font (2013), which features spurs and an engraved look. Stay Gold Script (2013) is a vintage signage typeface. Aesthetique (2013) is a Victorian ornamental Tuscan design.
Typefaces from 2014: Stanwood (Victorian), Herschel.
Typefaces from 2015: Tervia (spurred vintage typeface), Edmond (vintage typeface), Pretty Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Versica (by Irma Asharini and Agung Gumilang Sugih).
Typefaces from 2020: Breland (a titling typeface, and decorative borders and ornaments by Agung Gumilang Sugih and Irma Asharini).
Cofounder of Image Type with Ihsan K. Lazuardi and Gilang Purnama.
Deerhead Studio (was: Micromove Design)
Studio in Denpasar (Bali) and Jakarta, Indonesia, run by Alif Devan (b. 1996, Jakarta). Alif created the signage typefaces Venetian Regular (2016), Vendetta (2016) and Venture Script (2016), the rough brush fonts Alaska Handstylish (2016) and Sidekick (2016), the brush script Moksha (2016), and the hand-crafted typefaces Valentia (2016), Kudeta (2016) and Salient (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Westland, Vandella, Vandals, Ornacle (hexagonal, hipster), Carnicus (blackboard bold), Elmore (brush), Troophs, The Sinatra, Thousand Lake (rounded all caps sans), Vaughan Handstylish, Goldiana, Vagabond, Monseur (hipster style), Paraoh (an alchemic font), Brush Pen, The Risk (brush font), Vendetta, Extraordinary, Tayledic (script), Vincentia, Veronica, Verbena (brush script), Vienna (hand-crafted), Vattican (sic) (brush script).
Typefaces from 2018: Vontage (a monoline script), Vaughan (brush script).
Dega Syukurilah (was: Dega Burn) (Bandung, Indonesia, b. 1984) created the signage typeface Overall (2016), the elegant sans titling typeface Marker (2013) and the wavy gothic typeface Underhood (2012-2013). In 2016, he designed the vintage typeface The Braschel Club, the connected signage script Parahlilla and the accompanying Parahlilla Sans, and the free Western signage typeface El Capitano.
Typefaces from 2017: Les Jeux (sans display typeface), Ujang Bedog (semi-blackletter).
Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)
Delve Withrington (Alameda, CA; b. 1970, Asheville, NC) studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, designed signage, print projects and web pages in addition to designing custom typefaces, worked for Fontshop, and in 2004, joined the type team at Agfa Monotype, which morphed into Monotype Imaging, Redwood City, CA. From Asheville, NC, he moved around and ended up in San Francisco. In 1996, he founded Delve Fonts in Berkeley, CA (in fact, Delve Media Arts, and later renamed Delve Fonts). He has collected a virtually complete list of books on typography. Author index. MyFonts link. Designer of these typefaces:
Canadian designer of the (free) shadow circus fonts Black Angel (2011), the art nouveau typeface Freshwater Classic (2011), Candle 3D (2011, +Black), and Topsquare (2011). He created the oriental simulation typeface Stick Rice (2011) and the display typeface Melted (2011).
In 2012, he created the shadow typeface ShowLetters, Pullstar (fat signage script family), Pullstar Holinight (2012), Tracker (hand-printed), Medley Script, Rose Heart, Spear Mint, Brick Wall (a texture face), Crispy, Crisp, Armand Chief (connected script), Mystic Arm, Back of Times, Back of Shadow, Fairland (blackletter), Armand Cocktail, and Thorn Heart.
Design Culture (was: Cubanica Fonts)
Pablo A. Medina designs all fonts at Cubanica Fonts in New York. He is a Communication Design professor at Parsons the New School for Design and lives in the East Village of New York City. He has also taught at Maryland Institute College of Art. MyFonts page. Cubanica became Design Culture in 2016.
Dexsar Harry Anugrah
Yet another foundry of Nagoya, Japan-based designer Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Flat-It, Prop-A-Ganda, and Holiday Type. The first download is the industrial grotesk typeface Bebas Neue (2010), which was followed in 2014 by Bebas Kai, in 2018 by Bebas Neue Semi Rounded and Bebas Neue Rounded, and in 2019 by Bebas Neue Pro. Bebas Neue can now be had for free at Open Font Library and at FontFabric, where new weights and a Cyrillic were added. Bebas Neue v2 is free at Github and Google Fonts. Dedicated web site.
The connected signage typeface Sneaker Script and the 19th century set of ornaments Gothic Extras followed in 2012 and 2011, respectively. Great Victorian (2012) follows the prototypical Victorian style.
In 2015, Dharma Type published the great ultra-black creamy signage script Piepie. In 2016, he published the powerful layered Mighty Slab.
Typefaces from 2017: Pansy Bo (calligraphic), Nothing (script), Daisy Lau (calligraphic), Banana (script), Lily Wang (calligraphic), Calling Code (monospaced programming font), Commuters Sans (elegant wide sans), Mighty Slab, Rigid Square (octagonal), Taro (sans), Concrete Stencil.
Typfaces from 2018: Victorian Orchid (a transitional text typeface characterized by a Victorian era A and a frolicking lower case g), Dr Slab (an extraordinary layerable and colorable rounded slab poster typeface), Code Saver (a condensed monospaced programming font), Sometype Mono (a free programming font family; MyFonts link).
Typefaces from 2019: City Boys Soft, City Boys (sans), Slow Tempo (a relaxed sans family), Baby Baby (an experimental layerable font), Dharma Gothic Rounded. Like Dharma Gothic, it is an antiqued condensed sans serif designed inspired by 1800s-style wood type. It comes in 42 styles.
Dialekt Design (was: Robert Beck Design)
Canadian graphic designer and creative director Bob Beck has been living in the Montreal area since 1995. In 1999, he set up Dialekt Design. His typographic oeuvre is extensive:
Dian Haniffan Hadi
Creator (b. 1988) of a geometric type family in 2009. He is based in Santiago, Chile, where he studied type design at the University of Chile and runs a graphic design and photo illustration business. Techno font made in 2009 according to strict geometric rules. Hetilica (2009) is a free shop signage font. Halfway (2009) is a free experimental typeface in which half of the strokes are missing. Link at Tipos de Cartagua, where one can download Hetilica. Scans of Unnamed Font 2 (2010): i, ii.
Peruvian creator (b. 1984, Arequipa) at FontStruct in 2009 of Sencilla (+Cuadrada, +Morena), a family that covers Latin, Cyrillic, Extended Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Armenian, Coptic, Arabic, Thai, and Devanagari. At FontStruct in 2008, he made mercury and mercury_bold. At Cocijotype, he created the artsy Incan stone wall-inspired Quincha (2009), which according to this site is the first commercial font made in Peru. It won an award in the experimental category at Tipos Latinos 2010.
Chicha (2012) is a bouncy curvy layered set of typefaces published by Cocijotype. It is based upon Peruvian market signs.
Typefaces from 2018: Papaia (plumpish and curvy, with many dingbats). Winner at Tipos Latinos 2018 of a type design award for Papaia.
German highway, railway and industrial typeface that is based on strict specifications. It was used on German cars for license plates, as well as on German trains. Linotype writes: The abbreviation "DIN" stands for Deutsches Institut für Normung (The German Institute for Industrial Standards). In 1936, this standards committee settled upon DIN 1451 as the primary lettering style for use in the areas of technology, traffic, administration, and business. The committee chose a sans serif design because of its legibility, and because its forms are also easy to reproduce. This typefaces design was not foreseen to be used in advertisements or other "artistically oriented purposes," and there were disagreements about its aesthetic qualities. Nevertheless, the DIN typeface has been set everywhere in Germany since its adoption, especially on signs for town names and traffic directions. Over the decades, it has managed to make its way into advertisements, too, perhaps because of its ease of recognition. The contemporary font version of DIN 1451 has been adopted and used by designers in other countries as well, solidifying its world-wide design reputation. Try it out today for signage, magazine layouts, book covers, or flyers. DIN 1451s industrial heritage makes it surprisingly functional in just about any conceivable application. Poster by Federico Arguissein (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Zierfische (2011, a signage face): Zierfische is based on an exterior sign for a tropical fish store in East Berlin (GDR). The original sign was salvaged and now resides in the Buchstaben Museum in Berlin. The museum commissioned the sign's original designer, Manfred Gensicke, to complete an alphabet based on the sign, which was then digitized by Dirk Heider resulting in the finished font "Zierfische." [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of the script typefaces Humblle Rought (sic) (2015), Nirmana (2015, brush type), Cecilia Script (2015), Stay High (2015, graffiti influence), Gracias Script (2015), Bowlist (2015), Miguella Script (2015), Islander Brush (2015), Zailla Script (2015), Funkiess (2015), Scarlet (2015), Amanda (2015, calligraphic), Natasya (2015, a creamy signage font), Violla Script (2015), Seulanga (2015), Cornish (2015), Butller (2015), Twice (2015), Evelyn (2015), Steelmond (2015), Humble (2015; also spelled Humblle with two l's), Swirlesque (2015) and Jeumpa (2015). Aka Dirty Line Type.
Typefaces from 2016: The script typefaces Tendencia, Bull Stander (+Slab), Black Pearl Sans, Befolk, Wild Heart, Kick Hornet (brush style), The Beard, Drama Queen Script, Valiente Brush, Beautiful Dreams, Tropical (2016, in Brush Script, Brush, Brush Caps, Sans and Monoline styles), Rising Script, Rising Brush, Be Grateful, Sweetline, Lightening Sript, Zailla Script, Adorabelle Script, The Luxury, Harbour (brush type). In addition: Mortuguais, Black Heat (Victorian), Sweetline and Neptern (a Saul Bass style font).
Typefaces from 2017: Significent, Lindsey Smith Script (signature font), Axewell, Matchstic (retro signage), The Booster (baseball script), Cursive Script, Kindness Typeface (signage brush), Conquer (dry brush), Significant, The Boundaries (signage script), Blinded (fat brush script), Maldives Script, Mind Blowing (brush), Skywalker (brush script), Reshuffle Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Specta Retro Script (2018, a signage script by Hendra Maulia and Aulia Rahman), Hype Beast (brush font), Shockwave (SVG brush font), Humblle Rought (sic), Brewery (SVG font), Shanders (brush script), Hoodson (signage script), Emberblaze (brush font).
Typefaces from 2019: Blackink (a tattoo font), Hatch (brush script), Matao Serif (a decorative didone typeface done with Aulia Rahman), Black Theory (brushed), Magnison Script (signage script), Hoodson Script, Hyperflow, Baby Boomer, Hereditary, Stereohead (dry brush), Metafora, Metafora Sans (free).
Typefaces from 2020: Ancient Zurich, Rustler Barter (a display font done with Aulia Rahman), Neue Metana (a wide display sans by Aulia Rahman and Hendra Maulia), Mabrick Serif, Mabrick Signature. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
A list of fonts commissioned by Disney: Atlantean (movie Atlantis: The Lost Empire), Hunnypot (for Winnie the Pooh branding), Kem Weber (art deco typeface used on signage at Walt Disney Studios and theme parks), Mara (Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye), and World Bold (for use on Epcot signage and media).
Fonts licensed for Disney software include
Commercial fonts inspired by Disney designs include several fonts by David Occhino such as Aeronaut (The Rocketeer logotype), Big Thunder (Big Thunder Mountain Railroad logotype), Encounter (Alien Encounter signage), Galaxie (Wall E logotype), Mansion (Haunted Mansion signage---based on Rubens), and World (Epcot signage). Lettering Delights created LD Walt, LD Mick E). Jukebox Type designed Alpengeist (Matterhorn poster lettering), Baileywick (Mary Blair lettering/artwork; renamed from Blairesque), Fairytale (Sleeping Beauty poster lettering) and Peregroy (101 Dalmations). Parachute created PF Wonderland Pro (Alice in Wonderland 2010 logotype and titles). [Google] [More] ⦿
Perm, Russia-based designer of the retro signage fonts Beauford (2015) and California Dreaming (2015), the connected script typeface Jennifer's Flowers (2015) and the heavy calligraphic typeface Magnificent (2015).
Moscow-based graphic designer and photographer. During his studies at the British Higher School of Design in Moscow, he created the Latin/Cyrillic packaging script typeface Convienta (2013), the psychedelic typeface Jimmi Hendrix (2013), and the blackletter poluustav hybrid typeface Frakstav (2013, Latin and Cyrillic). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1989) of the bold signage script typeface De Hafia (2019), the script typefaces Hey Keysha (2019), Saitama (2019), The Rotterdam City (2019), Estonia (2019), The Sweetheart (2019) and Azkadina (2019).
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.
DoubleZ Studio (or: Ode Art)
Based in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, Ahmad Zakiy created the watercolor brush script typeface Greatesque and the script typeface Doodlesack in 2015. Designer of Better Rattler (2016, a dry brush font), Alejandra Script (2016), Aysheea Inline Script (2016) and Lovely Chaos Script (2016, dry brush).
Typefaces from 2017: Tatyana Script, Belle Ame, Cute Trouble.
Typefaces from 2018: Bestone, Broda Script (signage), Monique Vontana (script), Bride Vibes Script (wedding script), Ballies (marker script), Ana Maria.
Typefaces from 2019: Bigtone Script, Fondant, Oullifar (a monoline script), Goozabumps.
Typefaces from 2020: Auston.
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs. His typefaces are mostly free. Some commercial typefaces are available via Creative Market.
Typefaces from 2019: VTKS Dracena (a dirty brush script), VTKS HyperBoldi (all caps, grungy), VTKS Amplexus (dancing letters), VTKS Dynamic (grunge), VTKS Unamour.
Typefaces from 2018: Vtks Rockino v2, Vtks Bela Vista (a treefrog script), Vtks Core Reason, Vtks Hand Made, Vtks Blacqui Letter (a decorative inline blackletter), Vtks La Prensitcha, Vtks Brilhante, Vtks Beautizinea, Vtks The Dark, Vtks Lettering, Vtks Urbanizart, Vtks Textones, Vtks Autorized, Vtks BoldCool, Vtks Sportage, Vtks Relpius, Vtks Escape, Vtks Demolition (grunge), Vtks Challenge (weathered), Vtks Propriedade, Vtks Cafezito (coffee klatsch font), Vtks Propaganda (grunge), Vtks Lightness, Vtks Success.
Typefaces from 2017: Carbo 753 (grunge), RokiyoSan, BlowUp (splashy brush), Madalena, Mural, Heavy Duty (grunge), Krueza, Azeitona, Mindfulness, Carruagem, VTKS Sal Grosso, VTKS Realm (grunge), Mercado, Dreamland 223, Dreamland 777.
Typefaces from 2016: Vtks Colored Soul, Vtks Lombriga, Vtks Karmapolis, Vtks Katiassa, Peacemakers (art nouveau), Vtks Gran Moda (brush), Vtks Obscena (curly font), Vtks Zamioyn (childen's script), Vtks Long Time (painted letters), Vtks Solaris (hand-drawn), Vtks Zuadinha, Vtks Peace and Love, VTKS Shine (brush script), VTKS Kacilds (children's script), VTKS Friaka, VTKS MockUp, VTKS Amarelli, VTKS Perereca, VTKS Raladeira, VTKS Rough Col, VTKS Integral, VTKS Voluntario (brush script), Vtks Burning (curly and bewitched), Vtks Simplex Beauty (ornamental caps), Vtks Raladeira, VTKS Black Hair (a fun irregular brush script), VTKS Felicidade (script).
Typefaces from 2015: VTKS Love U, VTKS Mockup, VTKS Academy, Family, Poster (grunge caps), Hunt, VTKS Articles (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Sonho (Treefrog), Lounge Set, Vacancy, Red Line, Old Mobile, Raining, Happiness Always, Good Day, Nicely, Desgaste (spurred), Basic Lines, Water Lily.
Typefaces from 2014: VTKS Painel (brush), VTKS Motor (hand-crafted), VTKS Super Funny, VTKS Tender Love (vampire script), Limpeza (signage script), Delicious, VTKS Hotel, Propolis (brushy script), VTKS Rash (irregular hand), Pedra Azul (vampire script), MRD 67 VTKS (grunge), VTKS Samanbaia (Treefrog-style script), VTKS Channels, VTKS Dreamer, VTKS Money, VTKS Belinha (inky script), VTKS University (striped typeface), VTKS Classicuda, VTKS Authentic, VTKS Burning, VTKS Modern Look, VTKS Beta, VTKS Bandoleones, VTKS Pedra Bruta (rough brush script), VTKS Recover MB 1, VTKS Simplex Beauty, VTKS Dirty Letters.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Rust, VTKS Easy Work, VTKS New One, VTKS Old Tee, VTKS Free Soul (Victorian), VTKS Have A Nice Day (grunge), VTKS University, VTKS Piscina, VTKS Divertida, VTKS Modern, VTKS Lovely, VTKS Back To Basics, VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Youth Spirit, VTKS Lightness, VTKS Premium, VTKS Authentic (a calligraphic brush script), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (hand-printed), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Doyald Young: Logotypes and Letterforms
Graphic designer, typographer, type designer, author, teacher and lecturer, born in 1926 in Holliday, TX. He died on February 28, 2011 due to complications following a recent heart operation. He attended Los Angeles City College, Los Angeles Trade Technical Jr. College, and Art Center College of Design where he has taught for 27 years and holds the honorary title Inaugural Master of the School. Doyald drew characters, often of a calligraphic or handlettered nature. He was deeply influenced by his mentor, Hermann Zapf.
Steve Heller writes: When digital programs like Fontographer made it easy for anyone with a computer to create typefaces, many of them purposefully inelegant, he advocated a high level of craftsmanship that he believed had been lost. In so doing, Mr. Young challenged a new generation to reject so-called grunge design in favor of precision. When the American Institute of Graphic Arts awarded Young its 2009 Medal for Lifetime Achievement, Marian Bantjes wrote Taste. Practicality. Formality. Understated prestige. The combination of those qualities forms as perfect a descriptor of Young's work as any you are likely to find, both in the process and the result. Although he is widely known for his elegant curves and scripts, he has never been a showy designer---there is not a trace of ego in his work. The range of letterforms able to flow at any time from his hand is great, and there is no way to particularly define Young's mark unless you have seen the hand-drawn comp. That is where his work is unmistakable: perfect letterforms drawn in pencil at a surprisingly small size without so much as a mark of hesitation or awkwardness. The style varies but the fluidity and perfection do not.
Links and media: Scott Erickson's movie on Doyald Young. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Short obituary and video. Longer video about his life. Steven Heller's obituary in the New York Times. Obituary by Marian Bantjes for AIGA.
His typefaces include the extra bold condensed sports scripts fonts Home Run Sanscript (1999) and Home Run Script (1999, a connected bold retro signage script), Young Gallant (2010, a formal calligraphic script based on the alphabets his teacher, Leach, trained him on), ITC Eclat (1985, 1992, fat script face, which was used for titles by Comedy Central and the Queen Latifah movie Beauty Shop), Young Finesse (2003, an Optima-inspired thin headline typeface used in his book, Fonts&Logos), Young Finesse Italic (2006), Guts (1976, VGC), and Young Baroque (1984, 1992, Letraset; calligraphic Spencerian copperplate script; this is copied by Castcraft as OPTI Yen Script). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Known as Toni Dzulham and Dumadi Pangandaran. Pangandaran, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1991, of the casual monoline typeface Dumeng (2018) and the modular typeface Herison (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Marlina (script), Lucky Star (a fat brush script), Bllastt (brush script), Chickybom (a cartoon font), Babell (a heavy all caps sans), Mellows, Sarllett (signage script), Whoody (a cartoon font), Dumadi (a children's book font), Attasiyap, Comic Comoc (a fat comic book font), Hermazz (a comic book font), Multikultural (monoline script), Husaeni (squarish).
Author of Sign Painting Course (1954, 1958). Mike Jackson writes: This book is heavily illustrated with his layouts, letterstyles, and ornaments but the text which covers about half of each page is equally informative. Earlier, in 1928, he wrote How to Paint Signs and Sho' Cards. [Google] [More] ⦿
Buenos Aires-based graphic designer and prolific type designer who runs Graphic Design Firm. Since 2005, he has been teaching typography together with Marcela Romero and Pablo Cosgaya at the Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas. Behance link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Google Plus link. Interview by MyFonts. His typefaces, haphazardly organized:
Brazilian graphic designer. Creator of Muerte (2011, FontStruct). Behance link. A vernacular bar sign inspired him to create the script typeface Barbosa (2011). An old poster for aguardente de cana gave enough material for a Tuscan typeface called Sao Paulo (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
American type designer, designer, writer, b. 1906 or 1915. For some time he was assistant art director at Monotype and art director at Intertype. He made several phototype typefaces. His typefaces include:
Ricardo Victor Rousselot is a calligrapher and type designer born in Argentina in 1936. He was trained in the sixties in Chicago in the studio Ficho&Corley Inc., which was led by a disciple of Frederic Goudy and Oswald Cooper, Carl Corley. After that, he returned to Buenos Aires, and in 1975, he settled permanently in Barcelona, where he teaches at the University of Barcelona.
He sells his fonts nowadays through his foundry, Edy Type. For example, in 2010, Edy Type launched the lively connected handwriting font Despeinada, which, Ricardo says, tries to find the middle between Mistral and Zapfino. Chevronne (2010, not my favorite) is based on mediaeval / gothic forms but tries to be contemporary. Drumbeat (2011) is a calligraphic script face, and Bambola (2011) is a curly signage script.
Eko Nur Cahyo
Graphic designer from Dortmund, Germany, who is also sometimes located in Iceland. MyFonts lists her last name as Scheider, not Schneider. Her design company is called Elefont. Graduate of the University of Reading in 2011.
Creator of these typefaces: Eskorte (2011, her graduation project), Eskorte Persian (2011), Klebo (2011, mechanical / octagonal), Eskorte Armenian (2011), Paroli (2011, a bold rounded signage face, Die Gestalten), and Biec (2012).
In 2016, Elena Schneider and Miles Newlyn co-designed the almost reverse contrast typeface family New Herman.
In 2019, she published the experimental techno typefaces Halunke and Konsole at Future Fonts. She writes about Konsole: Konsole is a clean sans serif typeface with a touch of technology. Inspired by audio equipment, it gives off robotic energy. A variable font was added in 2019.
Elí Castellanos Chávez
Together, Elliott Amblard (France) and Gia Tran created the bold signage / retro baseball script typeface Paname FY at FontYou in 2014. At Long Type, he created Oradour: Inspired by french vernacular lettering, it is also a very contemporary re-interpretation of Eurostyle typeface (Aldo Novarese) by stripping it from this dated aesthetic. FontYou link.
In the TypeMedia program at KABK in Den Haag, he designed Emil for his graduation in 2015. Emil is situated between a text typeface and a slab serif typeface. It is characterized by convex stems and low contrast and includes a Hairline weight.
In 2016, he published Yuzu at Indian Type Foundry. It is a simple yet effective straight rounded sans typeface family. Guide (2016), also published by Indian Type Foundry, is a wayfinding and traffic sign sans typeface family.
In 2017, Elliott Amblard and Théo Guillard designed Read Greek Condensed, which won an award at TDC Typeface Design 2018.
In 2018, Elliott Amblard and Jérémie Hornus co-designed the information design humanist sans typeface family Drive. It is accompanied by the more typewriter-styles families Drive Mono and Drive Prop, and published by Black Foundry. Angus (2018) is a multiplexed rounded sans typeface family by Elliott Amblard that includes a variable font. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Malang, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of these free fonts in 2019: Bungalow (script), Perfectly (script), Southern (a signature script), Dorillya (script), Rocketto (script), Gluottine, Janythri, Saithik (script), Mistrain (signage script), Greatquest (a bold script), Hahagia (script), Sanliurfa (for signatures), Reactivo (for children's books), Canthika (script), Hardwork (a signage font), Villaga.
Emil Karl Bertell
Tangerang, Indonesia-based student-designer (b. 1999) of these typefaces: Z Bonus 01 (2019: a minimalist all caps sans), Schalke (2019: serifed), Marion (2019: serif), The Essentials (2019: script), Sherland Modern (2019: script), Asteriska (2019: a free dry brush typeface), Richmans (2019), Lorde Soon (2019), Manilla Script (2019), Display (2018: a free SVG font), Valencia (2018), Cashion Script (2018), Sayonara (2017: signage script), Salmon Script (2018), Creshex Brush (2018), Menulist (2018: a standard script). [Google] [More] ⦿
Epiclinez (was: Studio Epiclines, or: Letterbaja)
Indonesian designer of these display typefaces in 2019: Raw Entry (a dry brush font), Giannis Rising, Jay Boyd, Fortune Maker, Vulcanica, Frankenstainer, Joel, Storynight, Alnoor (2019), Alshareef (2019), Lovely Wife (2019), Best Friend Forever (2019), Happy Weight (2019), Thicky Lines (2019), King Billy (2019), Clear Lines (2019), Slim Bike (2019), Everlights (2019), Mounica (2019: a clean sans), Vintage Sky (2019), Giannis Rising (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Queen Bella, Burswood, Otherside, Little Tokyo, Bomb Track, Thrive (display caps), Cats and the City, Imperfection, Avocado, Pink, Strong Enough Script, Rope a Dope, Heavy Relic (a dry brush typeface), Life Story, Buzzer Beater, Vlogger, Motoride (a retro signage script), Livercool (script), Basketball Diary, Strong Enough (script), Thank You Kobe (a rough brush), King Billy, Epic Hello. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Watampone, South Sulawesi-based designer (b. 1995) of the script typefaces Maghrib (2019), Westline (2019), Billistone (2019), Zakiyah Script (2019), BeaQueen Script (2019: monoline), Athika (2019), Holmes Signature (2019) and Claudya (2019), the dry brush typeface Grotters (2019), the monoline script American Lemon (2019), the creamy display typeface Quacker (2019), the vintage typeface Brattlies (2019), and the modular monoline display sans typeface Holmes (2019).
Typefaces from 2020: Hazard (a brush font), Garloise (a vintage monoline script), Roaring Jungle, Osaka Chips, South Signature, Peach Cuties, Chocolate Crispy, Cluisher Brush (a fantastic street art brush typeface), Vanrott Destroy, Sultan, Arfellion, Leonardo da Vincen, Hazard, Krasty (a creamy signage or baseball script), Vanrott, Emirose, Summer Sans. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ergo Hiki (or: Ergo Fonts)
Buenos Aires-based designer of the free abstract display typefaces Lain (2014) and Ohmu (2014). He also made Kuurude or Kuudure or Sona (2014, a fashion mag font), Sahaquiel (2014), Kirishiki (2014) and Magnesia (2014).
In 2015, he made Chiba (thick hand-crafted vernacular signage font), Ganguro (a free piano key typeface), Mizore (a free pixel font), Touka (sans), Kohta, Asuna, Ayanami (free), Usumi (a brushy script), Sumire (fat finger font), Nagato (Peignotian caps), Eiga (a free octagonal typeface), Shiro (octagonal piano key typeface), Bishoujo (brush script), Misato (brush script), Mikuru (brush script), Sensei (free brush script), Chizuru (watercolor brush script), Yamcha (free hand-crafted typeface), Gasai (a grungy textured typeface), Hokage, Kaneda (free), Kagome (free), Metagross and Kagura (a severe but free modular type inspired by religious repression in the middle ages). His fonts are made with FontStruct.
Typefaces from 2016: Gessekai, Amaterasu (textured all caps typeface), Boketto (free unicase), Obake.
Typefaces from 2017: Bimyou (brush style), Kintsukuroi (hand-crafted), Natsu (brushed font).
Typefaces from 2019: Sensei, Ganbaru,
Brazilian printmaker, graphic artist and illustrator, b. 1975. Her fonts are created together with Ricardo Marcin at Pintassilgo Prints (est. 2009). Pintassilgo relocated to Florianopolis at some point. Her fonts at PintassilgoPrints include Altogether (2020: a doodling beauty with eight choices for each glyph), Ars Nova (2019: art nouveau), Pind-O-Rama (2019), Pieches (2019: a linocut font inspired by the powerful political and social posters by Paul Peter Piech), Soundstar (2019), Clafoutis (2019), Pedrita (2018), Transmogrified (2018), Melodia (2018), Minute (2018), Mindset (2018), Salted (2018), Plunct Plact (2017: a children's script), Manihot, Brushtones (2017), Strange Times (2017), Mudstone (2017), Plumcake (2017), Cordelia (2017), Dunkelbunt (2016, inspired by the eccentric artist, architect and designer Friedensreich Hundertwasser), Chronic (2016, influenced by the work of HAP Grieshaber and Willem Sandberg; expanded in 2020 to Anachronic), Unboring (2016), Sunbeat (beatnik style), Hand It (2016, a childish script), Botanique (2016, after Lucian Bernhard's Schmalfette Bernhard Antiqua, 1912), Somehand (2015), Gumdrop, Granz (2015: retro lettering based on a Porgy & Bess album cover by David Stone Martin), Stabile and Stabile Toys (2015, hand-crafted), Cluster (2015, a layered letterpress emulation typeface), Stick Around (2014), Marker Aid, Unpack, Felt Noisy (fat brush), Blueshift (2014), Daft Brush (2014, a vernacular brush), Tuesnight (2014, offbeat poster font), Periplus (2013), Marujo (2013: a decorative typeface inspired by paintings of Arthur Bispo do Rosário, a Brazilian artist who lived for 50 years in a psychiatric institution), Brush Up (2013: a rough brush script), Undersong (a stackable script system), Tremendous (2013: a retro poster typeface), Rockinstead (2013), Runcible (2013, +Cleft, its glaz krak version), Mamute (2013: a layered letterpress style type system), Sabotage (2013: squarish poster font inspired by the iconic Vertigo movie poster by Saul Bass), Sheldon (2013, based on posters by the Polish graphic artist Marian Stachurski; +Extras), Dranskof (2013, inspired by a page from a publication for children by Serbian writer, poet and journalist Dusko Radovic), Gentil (2012, an all caps poster font), Sundowners (retro poster face), Kokoschka (2012, based on the the lettering on the poster of an expressionist play by Austrian painter, printmaker and writer Oskar Kokoschka in 1909), Monstrinhos (2012, dingbats), YWFT Duncan (2012), Card-o-mat (2012, bird dingbats), Soundtrack (2012), Monstro (2012, fat poster face), Attic (2012).
Typefaces from 2011: Melkslijter (2011, a stylish art deco typeface based on a brochure by Dutch graphic artist Dirk Hart), Polyspring (2011, a Victorian typeface hand-drawn based on Italia Condensed, Keystone, 1906), Berimbau (2011), Populaire (2011, a hand-drawn poster caps typeface that was inspired by the electrifying posters from May 1968 by Atelier Populaire, and loaded with alternates to give a random effect), Manicuore (2011, a hand-drawn typeface inspired by Italian movie posters by the prolific movie poster artist Symeoni, aka Sandro Simeoni), Smashing (2011, a fat hand-printed poster face), Smashing (2011, a fat hand-printed poster face), Chancellor (2011), the eccentric poster face Polygraph (2011, based on lettering of the Polish poster artist Leszek Zebrowski. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x), the vintage serif typeface Organically (2011), Transitore (2011: Transitore is a lively hand-drawn font with loads of alternates and ligatures which, managed by advanced OpenType features, help create a convincing handcrafted look), the poster display typeface Sforzando (2011; +Alto), the signage typeface Jongleur (2011).
Typefaces from 2010: the Cuban poster typeface Transmogrifier (2010, based on lettering by Cuban poster artist Eduardo Muñoz Bachs), the ultra-fat art deco typeface Loudine (), Crocante (2010, comic book face), Love Birds Pattern (2010), Swung Note (2010), Amarelinha (2010, hand-printed), Cuadrifonte (2010, a fat hand-printed family including styles called Pics, Sketch (regular), Fill and Line), Xylo Sans (2010, wooden texture face), Ritornelos (2010, a curly all caps hand-printed face), Roadway (2010, based on wood Clarendons), Bandoliers (2010, an informal hand-printed sketched face, with 3D versions such as Beefy, High and Rocky), Changing (2010), Vitrines (2010, hand-printed), Prokaryotic (2010, a "bacterial attack" face), Football World (2010, soccer silhouettes), Singela (2010), Butterfly Effect (2010), Tonal (2010, ultra-fat with mini-counters), Dynatomic (2010, inspired by the hand-drawn lettering of a 1964 polish movie poster designed by Andrzej Krajewski), Lovebirds (2010, bird silhouettes), Somewhat (2010, hand-drawn), Oyster (2010, hand-drawn dingbats), Grante (2009, a lively poster face), Mondiale (2009), Nanquim (2009, sketched letters), Merceria Antique (2009) and Arca (2009, + Dashed). All have an informal and attractive look, and were co-designed with Ricardo Marcin.
The prints of Horst Janssen had a characteristic uneven hand-printed lettering that led Erica Jung and Ricardo Marcin to design the multi-featured opentype typeface Horst (2010). Nova Horst followed in 2012.
ErlerSkibbeTönsmann (and: Character Type)
ErlerSkibbeTönsmann is an agency for corporate, editorial and typeface design in Hamburg, Germany. Its main type designer is Henning Hartmut Skibbe, a German communications designer located in Potsdam and/or or Hamburg, b. 1979. He studied graphic design at the University of Applied Science Potsdam and was a typeface design student of Luc(as) de Groot. Some time around 2019, Henning Skibbe set up Character Type. Skibbe's typefaces:
Indonesian graphic designer and calligrapher. Codesigner with Dexsar Harry Anugrah Dexsar (Majestype) of Bandung (2014, a flowing connected brush script typeface) and Kayto Script (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Estudio Arellano Type Foundry
Felipe Calderón Arteaga is a graduate of the Academy of Professional Drawing in Cali, Colombia, who runs Calderon Design and Calderon Estudio Type Foundry. As an illustrator, calligrapher and graphic designer based in Cali, he won an award in the display type category at Tipos Latinos 2012 for Letrista Script (a signage script).
Typefaces from 2016: Pistacho (a hand-crafted font family for coffee shops), Ruth Script (a retro brush style signage script family influenced by signs in bars, billiard halls, motels and night clubs).
Typefaces from 2018: Bordonaro Script, Bordonaro Spur (influenced by old beer labels and includes some serifs based on Frederic W. Goudy's Copperplate), Bordonaro Script Rounded, Bordonaro Spur Rounded, Fregata Sans (a playful solid and inline sans) and Fregata Script Inline (a rope font).
Typefaces from 2019: Vallejo Serif (a flared titling typeface inspired by the Stephen King's book covers), Vallejo Serif Rounded, Sussan (a handlettered typeface family, +Sussan Extras by Jhony Velasco).
In 2020, Felipe Calderon and Jhony Velasco co-designed the compressed typeface Compilation Grotesk.
Etcetera Type Company (or: ETC; was: Finck Font Co)
He created the fat counterless caps typefaces Blackout and Blackout Midnight (2008), and his most famous typeface, Ostrich Sans (2011). This typeface includes many weights, including a beautiful Ostrich Sans Inline and a hairline. In 2016, this was followed up by the layered monoline sans typeface family Ostrich Proper (+Inline).
Porter Sans (2013) is a large wide headline type family. It has a free inline outline weight. Elm (2013) is hand-printed. Blackout Sunrise (2013) is an outlined face. Lickety Split (2013) is a crayon or brush face. Almost (2013) is a poster face. Guilder (2011) is a free typeface family with an inline thrown in. Itthaca Sans and Guilder were made in 2013.
At Google Web Fonts, he republished Knewave (2011), a brush signage face.
Typefaces from 2014: Fartlek Sans (hand-crafted poster typeface), Katahdin (free), Upstater (a classical American gothic with shaded and layered styles), Grandstander (comic book face), Boo City (pixel face), Didactic Display (grunge), Upstater Ink (grunge), Blackout Noon, Finck32A, Saturnight (heavy brush), Porter Sans Ink, Typocopia (letterpress emulation), Taurus Mono (outline), Southpaw (nice informal hand), Chawp (crayon face), Mr. Brunch (brush face), Gluten FT.
Typefaces from 2015: Flabbergast (a didone), Grandstander Classic (comic book style), Korsque (layered), Bico (a rounded condensed organic typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Porter Rough, Ichabod (an antiqued serif), Altitude Condensed, Imbue (a condensed didone poster typeface), Retrograde (monoline and monospaced organic sans), Plainview (squarish and fat), Nonesuch (condensed sans), Juju (octagonal layered typeface family).
Typefaces from 2017: Juju (a layerable octagonal typeface family), Ichabod (an eroded typeface), Atiga, Imbue FT (a skyline typeface), Porter FT (his earlier font Porter Sans remade, and rounded styles added), Grandstander Classic.
Typefaces from 2018: ETC Gluten (an organic font family), ETC Epilogue (a variable sans font), ETC Anybody (a 72-style variable font with weight, width and slant axes), Furrow (grungy sans), Cease (techno, squarish).
Typefaces from 2019: ETC Trispace (a variable font with weight and width axes; based on League Mono), ETC Imbue (a variable font version of Imbue with a variation in optical size from Text to Display), ETC Tourney (variable font, playing on outline versus inline), Struthio (a rounded sans).
Alternate URL, called The League of Movable Type. Typedia link. Kernest link. League of Movable Type link. Creative Market link, Klingspor link. Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. YWFT link. Old home page. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
ETF Supply (or: TypeHaus)
Or Fajar Wahyu Pribadi. Medan, Indonesia-based designer of the modern scripts Anomaly (2016, a signature script that is free at Dafont), Semesta (2016), Triani (2016) and Aidad (2016), the roundish slab serif typeface Canaal Slab (2016) and the connected monoline script typefaces Ulleel (2016) and Gomma Monoline Script (2016). Firman Suci Ananda (Medan, Indonesia) is somehow also involved in the production or advertisement of this typeface.
Volkschaft TF (2017) is a baseball script jointly designed by Firman Suci Ananda and Wahyu Pribadi.
Typefaces from 2018: Hurley 1967 (+Script), US Bill Sans (published by Unidaas; co-designed with Firman Suci Ananda and Irfan Ulya), US Blaak (a wedge serif by Firman Suci Ananda and Fajar Wahyu Pribadi). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Étienne is a graduate of the graphic and type design program at UQAM in Montreal. Cofounder in 2011 of Coppers & Brasses in Montreal, together with Alexandre Saumier Demers. He studied at Type@Cooper in New York and at KABK in Den Haag, The Netherlands (class of 2013). He also teaches type design at UQAM in Montreal.
In 2012, he designed the signage typeface Sardine and the blackletter typeface Freitt. Together with Alexandre, he created Martha (a monospaced slabby grotesque), still in 2012. At The Cooper Union, he created Barapa (2012). His fonts at Coppers Brasses:
Institute in Benalmadena, Spain (was: Santa Severa), where one can take 4-week courses at 1450 Euros a shot on the Etruscan alphabet, Trajan, Cuadrata and Rustic Roman Capital letters, and related subjects. They also organize lettering tours in Italy and guided tours in various musea. The teachers are Alberto Di Santo (Professor of the visual communication, Tor Vergata University, Rome; Professor of Graphic Design, Istituto Europeo di design, Rome; Professor of editorial design, La Sapienza University, Rome; Professor of Typography, C.F.P. Sinalunga, Siena) and Olcar Alcaide (b. 1952, Argentina, Professor of Graphic and Typography Design, University of Buenos Aires; Professor of Typography, University of Lanús, and Professor of Graphic Design, Marbella Design School, Spain). Type link jump page.
Eurotypo is also the foundry of Olcar Alcaide.
Typefaces from 2011 include Lila pro, Atenea (a humanist sans family), Agerola Script (a fat flowing signage face), Teja (signage face), Zalea (yet another signage face), and Nabu Pro (a connected signage script). Equalis (2011M, with Juan Lavalle) is a monoline slab typeface with a huge x-height and wide open counters. It was followed by Equalis Stencil (2011). Ravel (2011) is a fat signage script face. Atenea Egyptian (2011) is a solid slab serif family. Berta (2011) is a signage brush typeface with connected and unconnected versions. Optic Art (2011) is an ornamental typeface with building blocks that can be used for overlays. Creator of Eurotypo Bodoni Bold (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Cubus (dingbats), Saxo Deco (art deco), Moliere (2012, an elegant didone family with outspoken ball terminals), Melon Script (a fat curvy signage script family), Riky (comic book family), Chipa (a signage and package design script), Heket (an expressive curly script), Lenga (a slab serif typeface family), Mikal (brush script). Duktus is a 1940s style script in the style of Donatello (1935, Wagner & Schmidt), Troubadour (1927, Wagner & Schmidt), Liberty Script (1927, Willard T. Sniffin), Trafton Script (1933, Howard Allen Trafton), and Coronet (1937, R.H. Middleton).
Typefaces from 2013: Dignus (influenced by Bank Gothic and Eurostile), Bague (old Dutch style with little contrast, in the style of Jan Van Krimpen), Lugo (a heavy signage or advertising script), Brittes (copperplate script), Talis (contrast-rich sans family), Fiesole (display family with an awkward back-curled lower case d), C Duflos (after a bâtarde coulée by Claude Duflos, a French engraver who was acitve around 1690).
Typefaces from 2014: Talks (creamy signage script), Fiume (calligraphic script), Predy, Daevon (copperplate script), Beily (letterpress style), Ritts (a heavy script-like display family), Ritts Cursive (in the style of the brush signage scripts descending from Robert E. Smith's Brush Script for ATF in 1942).
Typefaces from 2016: Duero (signage script), Turia (calligraphic script), RRollie (a lapidary typeface based on the roman inscriptions), Valentia Nit (a copperplate typeface enriched with swashes and extensions).
Typefaces from 2018: Fortezza (a stiifened didone), Portoluce, Hotdogger (a cursive brush font family), Hotdogger Extras (dingbats), Favarotta, Vikive (a grotesque family), Aretino (a renaissance text typeface), Mirabella, Lectio.
Typefaces from 2020: Cannoli (a retro brush lettered signage script).
American designer, b. 1945, of these typefaces:
Based in Vladivostok, calligrapher Evgeny Tkhorzhevsky (Robot Smith, or ET Lettering Studio) created Braxton (2013, a brush script published by Fontfabric---one style is free), and Construct (2012, a constructivist experiment with geometric solids).
In 2014, he created the semi-connected vintage signage script (or marker script) typeface Suzee FY (Fontyou), the creamy script Kumiz FY (with Gia Tran, Fontyou), which is a renamed version of Maio FY (with Gia Tran, at FontYou).
In 2016, together with FontFabric, he designed the great free rough-edged script typeface Resphekt (Latin/Cyrillic).
Another alias is Robot Smith.
Russian designer of the elegant Latin / Cyrillic script typefaces Elza (2012, a revamping of Elzevir), and Cheldon (2010) and of a cyrillized version of Walbaum. Zotov lives in Krasnoyarsk. In 2014, he designed the signage / packaging font Label Food.
Zimbabwe-based designer of the sans typeface Dado Sans Pro (2017), Maleo Semi Serif (2017), the brush script typefaces Gushungo (2017) and Digreto (2017), the futuristic typeface Avanteus Broken (2017), the hand-crafted typeface Amara Heavy (2017), the brush script Simplistic (2017), and the nice signage typeface Burn The Bridges (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Eyetype / Typestation
Fadhl Waliy Haqq (hailing from Surakarta, Indonesia) ran Alternatype, Akutype and Akufadhl before setting up Eyetype and Typestation. At Eyetype, he published the didone variant Bunta (2018-2019, with Cesar Araya). In 2018, Fadhl designed Mustache, Thick, Solution and Quick On (MyFonts mentions that Roiyani Teungku designed this).
At Typestation, he published Rapido (2019).
Ezza Adhreza Brahma
Based in Bandung, Indonesia, Adhreza Brahma (b. 1987) is a typographer and illustrator. At Dafont, one can download Barbarossa (2013), Libre (2013, bilined typeface), Variol (2013), Attic (2009) and Vol (2009). The last two are (incomplete) techno fonts. Bite of Crab (2010) is a monoline octagonal shell. Angled (2013) is a futuristic typeface inspired by traditional letter from Makassar, Indonesia called Lontara. Bite of Crab (2013) is a modular octagonal typeface. Wallflower (2013, free) is a headline sans typeface. Nocte (2013) is a free gothic condensed sans typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: December, Kandel (a great layered typeface in Regular, Bevel and Inline versions), Jingga, Expatriate (a compass-and-ruler typeface), Father (vintage signage face, with 3D and Distort styles).
In 2015, he designed Puna (copperplate), Nawaitu (signage typeface), Tresno (a curly brush script), Mementomori (a modern blackletter), Gulana Slab Serif, the piano key typeface Zaun, and the 7-style vintage typeface family Sonten, which comes in 3D, Bevel, Contour, Deboss, Outline, and Shadow forms.
Typefaces from 2016: Hujan (a fun calligraphic printed typeface), Canda, Canda Script, Ririwa (evil ghost: a wonderful scary ink splatter font).
Typefaces from 2017: Oun (a vernacular blackletter typeface inspired by the Khmer alphabet).
FA Studio (or: Fluffy Art Studio)
Or FA Supply Co. Yogyakarta, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1987) of these typefaces in 2016: Scratch, Jasmine Script, Silent (brush script for horror movies), Morning Sky, Smoothless (brush style), Section (marker pen font), Old Press (letterpress emulation font), Old Peace (signage script). Aka Arsenio Azka.
Typefaces from 2017: Need Bullet, Jessica Script, Blackstairs (brush script), The Authentic Script, Wild Style.
Typefaces from 2018: Doraemon (fat marker font), The Murder (a horror font), Sempak, Venom, Brooklyn Script, New York, Boomber (graffiti font), The Red Moon (Halloween font), Zebra Cross. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brazilian graphic designer from Sao Paulo. He made the 9x6 pixel fonts Pico Sans and Pico Serif (2003). In 2005, he co-custom-designed EstadoSerif with Eduilson Wessler Coan and Ericson Straub for the Jornal O Estado do Paraná. Other typefaces: Titane (2006, a surgically clean sans family), Temp (2005, a semi-organic display face), Favela (2005, an angry street signage type). Pixel typefaces by him include Ampla Screen (2005), Chemo Screen (2006), Dinheiro Screen (2006), Extended Screen (2006), Matrize Screen (2006), Nikola Screen (2006, Soviet look), Station Screen (2006), Xquadra Screen (2006), Xquadra Tiny Screen (2006).
Fabrizio Schiavi Design (or: FSD)
Fabrizio Schiavi was born in Ponte dell'Olio in the Piacenza province in 1971. FSD Fabrizio Schiavi Design in Piacenza was opened in 1998. With Alessio Leonardi, he co-founded Fontology. He also co-launched the experimental graphics magazine Climax in 1994.
Bio at FontFont where he made FF Mode 01, FF 0069, FF GeabOil, FF9600, FF Trade 01, FF Steel Mix, FF Steel Ring, FF Steel Jones.
[T-26] designer of D44 (1994), Lithium (1994, dingbats), Moore895 (1994), Moore899 (1994), Sidewalker (1994), Exit (1988). Many of his typefaces are grungy such as Washed (1994). Some are minimalist, such as Monica Due (1999), Monica (1999), and Eco (2001, developed from a logo in the 70s for Ageco). The latter three fonts are very geometric in nature.
Other fonts: Washed (1994), Parakalein, Aurora Nintendo (1995), Aurora CW (1995), Mode01 (1995), GeabOil (1995), 9600/0069 (1995), Fontology (1995), FSDItems (2001), FSDforMantraVibes (2001), Pragmata (2001, monospace, designed for programs), PragmataFlash (2002, a pixel font), Essential Pragmata Pro (2011, still monospaced), Sys (2002), SysFlash (2002, a pixel font), Sys 2.0 (2012, a condensed sans designed for very small print), Virna (2003, a multiline typeface for Italian MTV, discussed here). The Pragmata and Sys series were optimized for screen usage. In addition, Sys has many ink traps, so it prints well at small sizes, and is more legible than Verdana.
He does some custom typeface design, such as the innovative sans serif family called CPCompany (2000). Other clients include Ferrari and Philip Morris.
In 2007, he produced a stencil and signage font, Siruca (see also here), for the Al Hamra Complex, one of highest skyscrapers in the world, located in Kuwait. Siruca Pictograms (2008) is free. In 2015, he followed that up by a non-stencil rounded sans called Sirucanorm: Designed using golden ratio formulas, it's inspired to DIN and Isonorm typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Nove (a German expressionist typeface inspired by B movie typography: Nove freshly reworks exploitation film era movie poster lettering, refitting the genre to a contemporary audience. The expressive typeface was done for a Nike Italy spoof campaign featuring 1970s cult film director Enzo Castellari and a recently found film reel from his archives, featuring several current Italian athletes and American basketball star Kobe Bryant).
The rounded sans typeface Widiba Bank (2015) was co-designed with Jekyll & Hyde in 2015 for the brand identity of the new bank of Gruppo Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
In 2016, he designed the custom corporate typeface R&M in art nouveau style.
At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the need for more fonts.
Fadhl Waliy Haqq
Fajar Abdul Fatah
Famco Type foundry
Indonesian designer of the script typefaces Ethiopia (2018), Windy Love (2018), Ladylove (2015), Patricia Script (2016), Autodudact (2016: brush script), Rabusto (2016: signage brush script) and Masyieta (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Langkat, Indonesia-based designer of Ottoman (2018, sans and script), Mainmia (2018) and Maldiva Script (2018). Typefaces from 2019: Carlanta (free), Martuah (signage and packaging script), Gradiola (monoline script), Amchiela (signage script), gardhen Script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Banda Aceh, Indonesia-based designer of The Overleys (2016, brush script), Ringtown (2016), Janesville Script (2016), Marcellina Script (2016, calligraphic), Granville Script (2016, calligraphic), Black Hawk (2016, connected script), Olivia Script (2016), Alexandria Script (2016), Nazhifa Script (2016) and Shameera Script (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Invictus (a wild brush script), Hellobello (a marker pen or comic book font), Victoria (script), Butterflies Script, Monalisa Script, Heathens Script, Heathens Sans.
Typefaces from 2019: Quinton Script, Bridgers (a dry brush font), Angela Love Sans, Angela Love Script, Black Ocean (dry brush script), Invictus (a brush script), Mustafa Script, Scarlette Script, Betterday Script, Liontin, Hello Diandra, The Overleys (a signature script), Bellanaisa (a formal wedding script).
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 (retro), 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 hand-crafted 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 (a 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, 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: 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).
Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, Ampuero and Laredo, Spain-based designer (b. 1971) who set up deFharo. Creator of the monoline sans typeface Depez (2011), Fabada (2011), and the free monoline geometric sans typeface La Chata (2011). La chatte, in French? Maybe not.
In 2011, he made the monoline organic sans typeface Lerótica (free at OFL).
In 2012, he created Nabatea (stone chisel typeface), V de Vacia (a grungy outline face), Sabática (organic), the straight-edged data style typeface Gabardina, the grotesk typeface A Bebedera, the shadow typeface B de Bonita, D Puntillas, and the deconstructed Qebrada.
In 2013, he designed Yacarena Ultra, H.H. Agallas, Nacimiento (a dymo label font), J Airplane Swash (a psychedelic typeface named after Jefferson Airplane), CA Garrutas (grunge), CA Gatintas (grunge), I Am Telefono (the largest phone dingbat and scanbat typeface on earth), Wach Op-Art (kaleidoscopic icons), K.O. Activista, I Am Hueca, X Template (stencil), H.H.Samuel (rounded sans), U2 Metalona (a beautiful white-on-black display face), M F Plexus Italic, J.M. Nexus Grotesque (an "thin inline" fat grotesque), Wachinanga, Tabaquera, Pabellona (grunge), El Pececito (video game font), the poster typeface Hobby of Night (OFL), H2O Shadow (outline version of Fabada), Zabatana Poster (a didone-inspired poster font), Oaxaquena Tall, Yacimiento (wood style wedge serif), and Rabanera.
Typefaces from 2014: Babalusa Cut, A Cuchillada, Sabandija (a plump round display typeface), F2 Tecnocratica, F1 Secuencia Quad (pixel face), La Pejina FFP (bilined), Tabaiba Wild, Gabachita (ultra-condensed rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2015: Tabarra Pro (Swiss style sans family for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), A Sogra Ruth (ultra-condensed art deco), Gaban (an outline version of Tabardo), Tabardo (a heavy blocky font), Wacamoler Caps (a Tuscan typeface inspired opening credits of the Western movie Winchester '73 directed by Anthony Mann in 1950), Ubicada (condensed geometric sans), Rabiosa (neurotic font), Zacatecas (condensed shaded sans), F3 Secuencia Round, La Babaca (a powerful black condensed sans in the style of Impact), Obcecada Sans + Serif (condensed with almost disappearing descenders), Eacologica Round Slab (a nice commercial font with an incomplete set of numerals), Palim Script (curly), Vacaciones (signage face), de La Cruz.
Typefaces from 2016: Yugoslavia (calligraphic), Love Box (stencil), Cienfuegos (connected retro script named after the Cuban her Camilo Cienfuegos), Gaitera Ball (round fat script), The Black Box (a retro banner font), Durum Kebab (shadow sans), Jolgoria In Town (script), Yerbaluisa (signage script), Escobeta One (brush script), Posteratus Rex, Bastardilla (a cursive font), Rotulona Hand, The Juke Box (retro juke box lettering), Angelique Rose (connected monoline script), Promenades, Bucanera (a swashbuckle font), Lucemita, Panama Road (a casual calligraphic font), Deslucida, Disoluta, Sucesion Slab, Tabarra Pro Round, Qebab Pro Shadow, Monserga (white on black), Indulta SemiSerif.
Typefaces from 2017: Partizano Serif (a retro poster font; free demo), Jack Stanislav (a great condensed movie poster font), Fontanero (rounded fat sans), Yonky (fat slab serif), Zigzageo, Libertatus (manual serif fonts based on a Czech poster from 1935), Libertatus Duas (slab serif), Flamante Sans, Flamante Serif, Flamante (Round, SemiSlab, Stencil, Seca, Cairo, Roma), Seisdedos Dead (rough stencil fonts), Neo Latina (stencil), Carta Magna (blackletter), La Sonnambula (signature script), Bola Ocho (an eightball font), Clandestina (textured, layered), Acratica (signage script), Penitencia Inline, Autarquica (outlined vernacular style), Caminata One (shaded signage typeface), Sin Razon (wedge serif), Glotona Black and White (a layered tattoo style font duo), Glotona Dots (the textured versions of Glotona), 6th Aniversario, Tribal Box (squarish sans, with tattoo ornaments and a great environment for borders), Candy Pop (bubblegum font), Sargento Gorila (army stencil font), Libertinas + co (a curly calligraphic script; the free version has no numerals).
Typefaces from 2018: Gudariak (a free color SVG font: Vicente Ballester Marco (Valencia 1887-1980) was a graphic designer and Valencian poster artist affiliated with the CNT (Confederacion Nacional del Trabajo) who created political propaganda posters of clear modernist and post-cubist influence during the Spanish Civil War. The Gudariak typeface is inspired mainly by one of the posters he made for the Government of Euskadi and also in others where the author continues to explore this particular typographic style. ), Farisea Fraktur, Octuple Max (techno), Ordeal Eroded, Panfleta Stencil, Secuela (free), Fragua Pro (condensed sans family), Getho (a geometric semi-sans), Cowboya Tuscan (a curly Tuscan circus font), Txuleta Deco (a striped art deco typeface), Coltan Gea (slab serif), Getho Semi Sans, Cowboys (a Tuscan typeface), Drystick Geo Grotesk, Diezma, Grifa Slab, Coltan Gea (slab serif family), Paloseco (geometric and grotesk), Stoica (a color SVG font), Letrera Caps (a rounded square style layered and color font that pays homage to the sans serif inline genre), Enagol Math (a condensed rounded slab serif based on carefully applied mathematical ratios), Heptal, Velocista, Octagen Condensed, Octagen Black, Sextan Serif, Sextan Cyrillic, Quickat (signage script), Octagen (condensed sand with short descenders), Wolframia Script (flowing handwriting), Pentay Slab, Pentay Sans, Pentay Book, Cuatra, Judera (Flat and Ring: monospaced, unicase and totally sqaurish), Quotus (slab serif), Tripleta Grotesk (a 16-style geometric sans family).
Typefaces from 2019: Pervitina Dex (sci-fi), Megalito Slab, Obesum Caps, Jane Roe (sans), Icons Opentype, Felona (stencil: a variable font), Neo Fobia, Bocartes Fritos (food icons), Red Thinker (a squarish monoline sans), Pena Caldaria (blackletter).
Professor at Universidade Salvador in Salvador, Brazil, b. 1981. Creator of the signage / comic book typeface Bonoco (2005) and the vernacular typeface Suburbana (2003, graffiti or market lettering). These fonts were inspired by street lettering in Salvador. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
FHFont (was: Feydesign)
Ferry Hadriyan (FHFont and before that, Fey Design, located in Indramayu and/or Cirebon, Indonesia) designed these typefaces in 2015: Milkytwins Modern Wave, Fantasia (a charming curly upright script), King City (calligrapghic signage script), Chocolate Heart Script, Adefebia (calligraphic wedding script font), Sexy Shout, Awesome Display (signage script), Love Mile (curly brush-painted font), Shakila (a vampire script), Hard Brush Ghost, Telena Brush, Slow Motion Script, Heaven Sky, Candy Sugar, Chocolate Heart (curly script), and Hard Brush.
Typefaces from 2016: Anniversa (wedding script), Point Break, Atlantis Heart (brush font), Hometown (a 15-style vintage letterpress-style family, +Clean, +Rough), Apple Tree (dingbats), Strawberry, Wild Zova (a free brush script), Beauty Heart, Devil East, Sexy Shout, Hometown Script (signage script), Awesome, Hunter Heart (free vintage titling font), Voltury, Wowangle Brush Script, Nightamore (free brush script font), Honeymoon Midnight (calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2017: Peace Maker (script), Hunter Skyfar (dry brush), Wonderfebia (wedding script), Chocolate Milky, Soybeanut (upright script), Vertical Brushy, Firefly, Ambergris Script (calligraphic), Arthouse Display Pro (Victorian), Real Stones, Hard Stones Pro, Photograph (a formal calligraphic wedding script font).
Typefaces from 2019: Esmetralda, Pinkalova (a free brush script), Magentasia, Butter Swany, Butter Luchy, Caramello, Wondertime (dry brush), Mangotea, Simpletune, Pintenium Script (brush script), Pinkalova Script, Pentenium (brush script), Dragtime, Auntekhno Script (handlettered script style), Salute Riches, Shutten Reason, Young Blood Solid.
Ciamis, Indonesia-based designer, b. 1989, of The Refano (2018), the bold sans Boldé (2018), Bolde Rough (2018), Aesthetic (2018), Hello Mozza (2018), Black Freeday (2018), Thankies (2018: a free cartoon font), the heavy cartoon typeface Meowza (2018), the techno typeface Raven MX (2018), the rough brush typeface Diavolo (2018), the futuristic font Xylene (2018), and the monoline sans typeface Gennaro (2018).
Typefaces from 2019: Play Kidz, The Barethos (signage script), Monstorm (a vampire font), Mister Pumpkins Aged, Bratsy Script (a great fat signage script), Azkanio Script (calligraphic), Baby Boo, Ruckshack, Augustha, Nightfall Script, Rushing Nightshade (signage script), Rockidz, Unicorn Pop (a fat market signage font), The Gunslinger Waterdrop (a dripping paint font), Hello Spring, Rabbito (beatnik), Fontastique, Fontastique Carved, Kids Zone (cartoon font), John Austiney (a compact script), Viktoria Serif, Funkie Bunny, Alifia (monoline script), Forever Together (Script, Sans), Under The Snow (a monoline marker pen font).
Filmotype Sales Company was located at 4 West 40th Street in New York City. In 1955, they published a catalog entitled Lettering Styles Display Types, from which some samples are shown in the link. The catalog has no full alphabet specimen and is thus of limited value for type historians and type revival experts. Frank J. Romano writes here: In 1952, Al and Beatrice Friedman [the founders of Filmotype] introduced the Filmotype, a simple manual phototypesetter that was not much bigger than a shoebox and used 2-inch filmstrips with all glyphs in linear order, with marks below them so that the operator could position the letter and expose it to the photo paper. The process was blind in that you could not see the letters as they were exposed. The Friedmans would go on to introduce the Alphatype phototypesetter. The Sybold Report mentions: Filmotype has a 35-year history as a supplier of filmstrip headline setters. Its founders later moved on to start Alphatype Corporation, keeping Filmotype as a subsidiary. In 1987, Harry and Seta Brodjian, who were Alphatype employees, acquired Filmotype with the intention of rejuvenating the company. In 1989, the firm began development of a digital headliner. A year later, it began digitizing its fonts. The company was renamed Filmotype Corporation. The fonts were at one point sold in packages such as a 30 dollar TrueType Font Package of 100 designer typefaces and an EZ Effects Windows program. Typefaces were renamed: Clarendon becomes Clarion, and so forth. At that point, Filmotype had offices in Glenview, IL, and was run by Gary Bunsell. About the renaming practices, the typophiles mention that Filmotype fonts were given letters&numbers by VGC when they pirated a substantial number of them. Their original names were attached by someone going through a dictionary and just picking arbitrary words for Filmotype fonts that were initially just letters and numbers also.
In 2006, the Filmotype collection was bought by Font Diner. In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Quiet, Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline typeface genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (hand-printed), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern (i), Vanity.
In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history. He also set up Filmotype as a foundry in Eau Claire, WI. Additions to the Filmotype collection in that year include the signage typefaces Filmotype Kentucky, Filmotype Kingston, Filmotype Harmony and Filmotype Hamlet, and the geometric sans Filmotype Fashion (orig. 1953). The signage typefaces were originally made by Ray Baker for Filmotype in the 1950s, and were digitized by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari.
Activity in 2011. Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari revived the condensed sans typeface Filmotype Giant (2011) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011), as well as Filmotype Prima (a sho-card face from 1955). Neil Summerour contributed Filmotype Horizon after an original signage typeface from 1954. Mark Simonson created Filmotype Gay, a tall monoline sans originally from 1953. Filmotype Ford (2011) and Filmotype Jamboree (2012, an informal script based on a 1965 original) are due to Stuart Sandler. Filmotype Quartz is an inline face.
Activity in 2012. Alejandro Paul contributed two scripts, Filmotype Yukon (based on Palmer style penmanship) and Filmotype Zephyr (formal italic roman). Later in 2012-2014, the production took off, with many contributions by Patrick Griffin and Charles Gibbons (who created Filmotype Zeal in 2013 for example). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Firman Suci Ananda
Magelang, Indonesia-based designer of the signage script typeface Justlyne (2017), the connected scripts Arthurdale (2018), Natalia Rosaline (2018, a font duo at Runsell Studio), Rusted Orlando (2018: monoline), Jaquilane (2018), Soulgates (2018) and Qatar Capital (2018), and the handwriting typeface Morristone (2018). He also designed the vintage typefaces Classic Arkansas (2018), Retro Chalet (2018) and Echomotors (2018).
Typefaces from 2020: Retroica (a vintage display sans).
Japanese foundry in Nagoya that offers free and commercial Latin fonts made by Ryoichi Tsunekawa, who also runs Bagel & Co, Dharma Type, HolidayType and Prop-A-Ganda. Most of his work was done at Flat-It. His typefaces:
Chilean designer of La Choly, a signage typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2008 in the non-text typeface category. Her Rakatan Negra (2011) is a comic book typeface that can be had for free at Andez.
Michael Gilliam (Flycatcher Design, Shawnee, OK) created the hand-drawn typefaces Sweetheart, Mischief, Nomad (heavy brush), Borderland, Hemingwar (poster typeface: +Stencil), Milk Stout, Billow (thick watercolor brush script), Celestial (another thick watercolor brush script), Bistro Sans & Serif (+Inline: a stackable partly sketched typeface family), Adrift, Campfire Stories (brush font family), and Flycatcher in 2015.
Typefaces from 2016: Lunar Eclipse (letters with missing pieces), Forever Summer, Twenty Nine (script font), Einstein (thin connected script), Honeycomb (connected script).
Typefaces from 2017: Twinkle Star, Tehika (signature script), Hearth+Home, Rockstar, Kiwi Refresher, Lushmore, Academy House (brush script), Katastrophe (connected script), Safirestone.
Typefaces from 2018: Kentucky (signature script), Rancho (spurred and Tuscan), Brooklyn Script (for signage), The Hustle (a condensed headline sans), Hopscotch, Forsaken (font for skateboarders), Floral Thunder (Sans, and monoline Script), Dear Sasha (monoline script), Ringstown (brush script), Rawkstone (font duo). [Google] [More] ⦿
Marcelo Dante (b. 1965) and Juliano Augusto founded the 45Jujubas studio in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. They offer these free fonts: Abrusquita (2010, calligraphic), Joana (2010, a Clarendon; +JoanaO, an outline version), Oferta (2010, a signage face). On their home page, we find illustrations, custom fonts, font posters and general graphic design. [Google] [More] ⦿
London-based font vendor who started in 2015 or 2016, and carries mostly brush script typefaces. They are mainly pushing their own work.
Typefaces from 2017: Treasure Script, Hastter Sontial script, Dealina (calligraphic script), Red Mist, Queen, Wishing Well, Highlights, Handy Man, Hey Betty, Polar Bear, Realtech, Golly Gosh, Magic Man, Ardina Script (by Ari Fadli), Rusty Bucket (dry brush), Dolly Script (calligraphic wedding script), Handstyles, Bouncy Hunter (spurred), Django (Western), Olivia Script, Questioned, Renegade, One Dance (calligraphic), Mammoth (script), Honey Bee, September Script (calligraphic), Amanda (calligraphic), Sandy Pro, Lilly Mae.
Typefaces from 2018: Squishy, Squishy Extras (sea life dingbats), Billie Harley, Origami, Arkinay, Moscow (a Cyrillic emulation typeface), Bindi, Felt Tip, Christina, Park Ranger, Rembulan, Catchy Script, Champagne (brush and ink splatter), Azalea, Loft Yian (script), Love Candy, Wisdom Script, Montage (signage script), Bristol, Stephanie Jane (brush pen font), Glamorous Silhouette (font duo), Sun City (sans), Crackers, Sliders Script, Jaquilane (upright script), Gladis (formal calligraphic script), Wheatbread (monoline sans), Monstera (a stylish serif typeface), Sailor (tattoo font), Comic Boom (cartoon font), Kely Rose, Radical, Granger (brush font), New Type (prismatic), Sugar Script, Aloha Big Man, Magical Unicorn, Chocolove, Gentle, Roseland, Queensland (copperplate calligraphy), Pink Grapefruit, Jingle Boo, Old Press, Michigan (outline slab serif), Boulder Holder, Angelica (a creamy signage script), Anchor, Freshca (upright connected script), Zimbra (zebra-striped, by Alex Etewut), Adele, AlyshiaScript, BackStitch, BirthdayScript, Brat, BringHearte, CherryBlossom, Eastland, ElhammerBrush, Enyssala, Florva, GloomyDay, HappyBirthday, Heavenfield, Herbie, Junitha, Kayleigh, Mirantie, Mountiane, Nattalia, Quance, QuickBrush, Rafifi, Reebiolla, Rockets, SandyBeaches, Springer, Strangelove, TheCharlotte, Valentino, VictorianMonogram, WinterTime, Zebra.
Typefaces from 2019: Radicals (signage script), Lovebird, Ridgeway, Lindale, Moscow, Anthem, Blackstar (blackletter), Maskoolin, Tatima, Hands Down, Monday Blues, September Script, Restuner, Mammoth, Hey Betty, Ciscopic, Hatterline, Honey Bee, Jaiho Script, Diamonds, Indah Script, Amanda (calligraphic), Molyna, Mellow Line, Sandy, Renegade, One Dance, Loveya Script, Angelina Script, Heilig, Dealicha, Allana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Font Diner (or: Stu's Font Diner)
Stuart Sandler (Minneapolis) runs six foundries: Font Diner (est. 1996), Sideshow, Breaking The Norm, the Tart Workshop, Font Bros (est. 2006), and Filmotype (est. 2006). He runs a handful of other companies and web shops as well, including Mister Retro (est. 2004). He is passionate about retro type. DaFont link for their free fonts. Fontspace link. Interview.
Free fonts: Rickles (2007, script), AirConditioner (2002, fifties style upright script), BahamaSlim (2004), BlackNight (2002, blackletter), BlackWidow, BubbleMan, ChannelTuning, Corrupter, CreakyFrank, DecayingKuntry, FeaturedItem, FontOnAGrain, FontOnAStick, Fontdinerdotcom (one of the earlist beatnik style digital typefaces), FontdinerdotcomHuggable, FontdinerdotcomLoungy, FontdinerdotcomSparkly, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Dark, Fontdinerdotcom Jazz Light, Hothead, KeeponTruckinFW, Leftovers (2002), MaverickBE (stencil face), Musicals, PickAx, Rickles (2009; upright script), RocketScript (2002, retro script), Schnookums, SinsofRhonda, Spacearella (2002), StencilGothicBE, ThatsSuper, Turnpike (2009), Witless, XerkerFW.
Commercial fonts: Continental Railway (1998, retro connected script), Anastasia, Chatty Cocktails (1998, art deco), El Nino, Guest Check, Hamburger Sandwitch (1998), Jumping Bean (1998, comic book style), Lionel Classic (1998, an art deco all caps face), Milwaukee, Motor Oil, and the greatest of them all, Coffee Shop (1998, exaggerated ascenders), a must! Other typefaces: Permanent Waves (1998, + Expanded: retro connected script), Yarn Sale (curlies), Fat Sam (not bad!), Etiquette, Taylors (1998, another great display font; co-designed with Dan Taylor), Kentucky Fried (1998, comic book / signage style), Beer Wip, Seuss, Jack Bisio and FinerDiner, Shivering, Dry Cleaners (2002), Singlesville Script (2002), Dripping Blood, Bowlorama, Action Is, Automatic, Chicken King (2002), CocktailShaker (2002, at Chank), Concurso Italian and Concurso Moderne (2003), DoggieBagScript, Johnny Lunchpail (2000, comic book style), Kitchenette (connected retro script), Lil Tipsy (2003), Milwaukee Neon (1998), Milwaukee Neon Shadow (1998), Motorcar Atlas (2000), Regulator, Stovetop (2002), Swinger (2002), WARNING (2002, rough stencil), BEBlob, BECROSS, DecayingAlternate, Decaying, EvilBrew, TheBlob, Insane Asylum, Creepy Crawly, Crossover, Fire Baaaad!, Rotten Teeth, Candy Good, EvilOfFrankenstein, HMan, HManPt2, PlasmaRain, Chicken Basket (2004), Chowderhead (2004), Cocktail Script (2004, upright), Country Store (2004, Western style), Dairyland (2004), Emblem Chief (2004, fifties diner script), Motel King (2004), Queen Rosie (2004), Sweet Rosie (2004, blackboard bold), Secret Recipe (2004), Square Meal (+Hearty) (2004), Bahama Slim (2004), Space Immortalizer, Matchbook and BE Streetwalker. Many font have a cool retro/fifties look. The InFlight Meal font set (2001) includes Al's Motor Inn, American Highway, Kiddie Cocktails, Lionel Text, Mosquito Fiesta, New York to Las Vegas, Pink Flamingo, Refreshment Stand, Starlight Hotel, Volcano King. The LasVegas font set: El Ranchero (2002), Hamburger Menu, Hamburger Menu Marquee, Holiday Ranch, International Palms, Lamplighter Marquee, Lamplighter Script, Las Vegas to Rome (stone chisel face), Leisure Script, Leisure Script Marquee, Mirage Bazaar (2002), Mirage Zanzibar (Arabic theme face), Mister Television, StarburstLanes, Starburst Lanes Twinkle, Vegas Caravan. At ITC, he published ITC Kiddie Cocktail (2003), ITC Mosquito Fiesta (2003), ITC Volcano King (2003).
In 2006, Font Diner acquired the Filmotype collection and its trademark, Filmotype. Sandler writes: Filmotype initially manufactured a simple manual phototype machine utilizing display typeface designs on 2-inch filmstrips. Additional films were sold to start-up typesetting companies in order to increase their product selection. Font Diner will create new digital versions of the Filmotype collection, recreating it to meet todays graphic design standards. [...] We intend to release the Filmotype library in OpenType format so the original designs can be fully realized with a dynamic feature set including alternate glyph forms and automatic substitutive ligatures.
In 2007, Font Diner started publishing digitizations of the collection: Glenlake (condensed Bank Gothic, by Mark Simonson), MacBeth (script), Alice (casual script), Zanzibar (calligraphic), La Salle (brush writing originally by Ray Baker in the 1950s, named after Chicago's LaSalle Street), Ginger (Mark Simonson; masculine headline typeface genetically linked to Futura), Austin (paintbrush), Brooklyn (hand-printed), Honey (handlettered script), Jessy (handwriting), Modern, Vanity, Filmotype Ford.
In 2010, Stuart Sandler published a book entitled Filmotype by the Letter, in which he details the company's history.
Free fonts on the Google Directory, dated 2010: Fontdiner, Swanky, Cherry Cream Soda, Permanent Marker, Homemade Apple, Schoolbell.
In 2012, David Cohen and Stuart Sandler published these typefaces at Neapolitan: Irish Grover Pro (2010, a bouncy face), Satisfy Pro (2011, a connected retro script face), and Slackey Pro (2010, a paper cut out style face). At the same place, he also published Crafty Girls Pro (2010, co-designed with Crystal Kluge). With Crystal Kluge, he also co-designed the flowing connected script typeface Aya Script (2012).
Jolly Lodger (2012, Google Web Fonts) is an informal retro script.
Typefaces from 2018: Cherry Soda, Deviliette, Fat Sam, Doggie Bag Script, Cherry Soda, Deviliette, Fat Sam, Doggie Bag Script, Black Night (an eerie blackletter), American Cheese (retro display style).
Typefaces from 2019: Madelinette Grande (by Stuart Sandler and Crystal Kluge: created by hand with traditional pointed pen, it includes calligraphic penmanship and rustic styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Nabina Ghosh's blog in which he displays his fonts. These include Traffic Police (2008, a stencil typeface based on signage outside a Kolkata police station), BharatLotus (2008, ornamental), English (2008, Indic simulation), Travels (2008), Service (2008), BeanBags (2008, handwriting), Thane (2008, based on taxi stickers in Navi Mumbai), HornPlease2 (2008, signage font), Don'tTouch (2008, hand-printed), Stop Signal (2008, display), Horn OK (2008) and CargoLab (2008, stencil). All fonts are on Indian themes. Free downloads after registration. [Google] [More] ⦿
Original fonts by Ben Balvanz from Cedar Rapids, Iowa (b. Cedar Rapids, 1975), who now lives in South California. His original Fontalicious domain ceased in 2005 but was repurchased in 2007 with the help of Font Bros. Some fonts can be downloaded here and here. The list: Topanga (2017), Coney Island (2002), Cheeseburger (2002), Tabletron (2002, LCD font), Senor Pooglins, Plush (2001), Slide, Discotech, Galaxy, Pacfont, Rusty, PinniePoker, Geeves (tall letters--great), Moonpie Cadet, Fidelle, FontTwelve, Mister Easy, Mister Dope, Frosty, Chankenstein, Discotech, VintageVacation, Dazzler, Joinks!, Cyberwhiz, Swinkydad, Sonic Superpowers, Mikey Jax, Klink-o-mite, Caveman, Gloo Gun, Skylab 600, Cyberpop, Cyberjimmy, Smartie Capos, Jenkins, Earwax, Pimpbot 5000, Dreamy, Quinkie, Milkfresh, DateRape (great), SpaceAce, GirlieLeslie, Groovalicious Tweak, Porky's, International Chunkfunk, SuperTrooper, Chachie, Zodiastic, Great Head (dingbats), Chick (sassy!), the Eight Track family, Speedfreek, the Odyssey family, AlphaStep, Alpha Clown, dopenakedfoul, Lounge Bait, SpaceBeach, Jubie, Bean Town, Funkotronic, UndieCrust, and Poppycock, Pornhut, Robokid, Kinkie (Valentine's Day font), BorderMon (dingbat), Technicolor, Tennis (stencil), Moloky, JabbieJunior, Rave Queen, Alpha Niner, Croobie, Wednesday, Populuxe, the nice BoozeBats, Geekbats, Garage Sale, Arcade, Glamocon Retrobats, Fontalicious Thingbats, Good Head, Baby Kruffy, Kruffy, Fine-O-Mite, Disco Inferno, Jokewood, Toggle, Swinger, SurfSafari, OmegaMax, Pogo, Elvis, Trendy University (stencil), Hoedown, Fat, Atomic, Rocket, 12 Good, Moonpie Cadet Good, Dynomite, Superstar DJ (dingbat), Kravitz, Kravitz Thermal, hungrumlaut, Sporto, Sabadoo, Snappy, Chickabiddies (geek dingbats), Mandingo (1999, buncy hand-printed style), Heartbreaker, Smilage, 52 Pickup, Return of the Retrobats (wow!), Wunderland, Omega, Great Head, Air, Blackjack, BlackjackRollin, Borneo, CharlesAtlas, Cheri, CheriLiney (2001, Valentine's Day theme), DeejaySupreme, DigitCube, DigitLoFiShift, DigitLoFi, Digit, DimitriSwank, Dimitri, DiscoInferno, DunebugAlternates45MPH, DunebugAlternates, Dunebug, Dunebug45MPH, Freestyle, Garanimals, Gas, GleeClub, Jenkinsv20, Jenkinsv20Thik, JenkinsKeepinitReal (1998), KravitzExtraThermal, Moderna, MoogSchmoog, Moog, PussycatSassy, PussycatSnickers, Queer, Redensek, Sanka, Schmotto, SchmottoPlotto, Squarodynamic01 through 10 (pixel fonts), Stretch, SupervixenHoneyedOut, Digit, Digit Cube, Supervixen, TheKids (1999), TrendyUniversity, UltraSupervixenHoneyedOut, UltraSupervixen, WeLoveCorey, Manchester (great), Weltron (stencil font), Weltron Power, Mullet, Rolloglide, Planet, Gravity, Alba, BilloDream (2001), Stretch, Pasteris (based on the handwriting of Matthew Pasteris), PornStarAcademy (sports shirt lettering), Mullet, SuperStars (stars), Krupke (2002), Fresh Bionik, Stoney Billy (2001, not free), Hustle (2001, not free), Rustler (2001, Western font, not free).
At T-26: Marshmallow (2001, rounded monoline geometric face), Superfly (2002, a Western font), Thursdoo (2002), Pacfont Good (2002), Thug (2002), Dokyo (2002, a free competitor of Futura Extra Black and Folio Extra Bold), Supreme (2002), Fresh (2002, at Chank's place), Juice (2002), Pinball (2002, not free), RunTron1983 (2002), Pixel Pirate (2002), Odysseus (2002).
Rascal Miniatures, Wonderkid, Smilage Regular, Milk with Peanut Butter and Barnaby Candy machine are 2009 comic book style creations.
Other 2009 fonts include Gringo Enchilada, Brute Strength, Blonk and Sparkle, Cheri Liney, Metroflex, Weltron (techno family), Sanka, Rolloglide (multiline), Pussycat, Poppycock, Pasteris, Moog Schmoog, Moog Synthesizer, Magnum, Krupke, Joinks, Jabbie, Hustle, Hungrumlat, Gravity, Fresh, FineOMite, Dunebug 45mph, Coney Island, Blackjack, Atomic, Air Regular, Shatner, Pixel Pirate, Munkeyshine, Thursdoo, Swinkydad, Surf Safari, Supreme, Stoney Billy, Speed Freaks, Bike Riding Chopper (Tuscan), Popcorn Loaded (ultra fat), Malibu Oceanside, Snafurter (Sinaloa?), Der Weiner Stentzel (stencil), Wordworth Byte, Blingo Diamond and Tiger Roams Jungle (art deco chic).
Fonts from 2014: Blonk, Kangaroo, Giant, Jingles, Rascal, Coopman, Sinafurter (Sinaloa meets Frankfurter), Supergum (bubblegum font), Tiger, Popcorn, Der Weiner Stentzel (rounded stencil), Milk, Plague (scary font), Wonder (popart), Globitron (art deco), Death Squad (brush face), Spring Break, Tigra (stencil),Tigra (stencil), Fantastic, Parker (signage script) and the vector sets Mid Century Patterns, Banners (01, 02, 03, 05), Campus (01, 02, 03, 04: athletic lettering), Chickabiddles, Holiday 03, Jewelry, Lip Service 03, Optical Illusions, Seals, On The Radio, Viva, Hipster, Geometric Patters (+02).
Interview. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Yet another URL. And another one. Many fonts sold since 2007 by Font Bros (see here for the announcement). URL from 2005-2007. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Miguel Reyes (b. 1984) is a graphic and type designer from Puebla, Mexico, who studied at Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla. He obtained a Masters in Type Design from Centro de Estudios Gestalt Veracruz. Since 2010, he cooperates with Typerepublic in Barcelona. Founder of Fontaste. Graduate of the TypeMedia program at KABK Den Haag in 2012.
He joined Commercial Type in New York City in 2013. Miguel's grandest achievement to date is Duplicate (2013, Commercial Type: with Christian Schwartz), a typeface family that comes in three substyles, Slab, Sans and Ionic. Commercial Type writes: Christian Schwartz wanted to see what the result would be if he tried to draw Antique Olive from memory. He was curious whether this could be a route to something that felt contemporary and original, or if the result would be a pale imitation of the original. Most of all, he wanted to see what he would remember correctly and what he would get wrong, and what relationship this would create between the inspiration and the result. Though it shares some structural similarities with Antique Olive and a handful of details, like the shape of the lowercase a, Duplicate Sans is not a revival, but rather a thoroughly contemporary homage to Excoffon. Duplicate Sans was finally finished at the request of Florian Bachleda for his 2011 redesign of Fast Company. Bachleda wanted a slab companion for the sans, so Schwartz decided to take the most direct route: he simply added slabs to the sans in a straightforward manner, doing as little as he could to alter the proportions, contrast, and stylistic details in the process. The bracketed serifs and ball terminals that define the Clarendon genre (also known as Ionic) first emerged in Britain in the middle of the 19th century. While combining these structures with a contemporary interpretation of a mid-20th century French sans serif seems counterintutive, the final result feels suprisingly natural. The romans are a collaboration between Christian Schwartz and Miguel Reyes, but the italic is fully Reyes's creation, departing from the sloped romans seen in Duplicate Sans and Slab with a true cursive. Mark Porter and Simon Esterson were the first to use the family, in their 2013 redesign of the Neue Züricher Zeitung am Sonntag. Because the Ionic genre has long been a common choice for text in newspapers, Duplicate Ionic is a natural choice for long texts. Duplicate Ionic won an award at TDC 2014.
Early in 2014, Christian Schwartz, Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes joined forces to create the manly didone typeface family Caponi, which is based on the early work of Bodoni, who was at that time greatly influenced by the roccoco style of Pierre Simon Fournier. It is named after Amid Capeci, who commissioned it in 2010 for his twentieth anniversary revamp of Entertainment Weekly. Caponi comes in Display, Slab and Text subfamilies.
Gabriello (2015) is a soccer shirt font designed by Paul Barnes and Miguel Reyes: Inspired by brush lettering, Gabriello was commissioned by Puma. First used by their sponsored teams at the 2010 Africa Cup of Nations, it was later used at that year's World Cup, held in South Africa. It was used on the kits worn by Algeria, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, and Ghana.
Marian Text (2014-2016) is a grand collection of ultra thin typefaces designed at Commercial Type by Miguel Reyes, Sandra Carrera, and Paul Barnes. Marian Text 1554 depicts the old style of Garamond & Granjon; John Baskerville's transitional form becomes Marian Text 1757; the modern of Bodoni, with swash capitals and all, becomes Marian Text 1800, and the early Moderns of the Scottish foundries of Alexander Wilson & Son of Glasgow, and William Miller of Edinburgh, become Marian Text 1812. And like the original, a black letter: Marian Text Black, referencing the forms of Hendrik van den Keere.
Ayer is an elegant condensed display typeface designed by Miguel Reyes between 2016 and 2019 for the fashion magazine W. Ayer (Commercial Type) was designed to be malleable and to assert a strong personality at a variety of scales. Commercial Type writes: Ayer Poster has the extremely high contrast that is typical of a fashion typeface and features four different italic styles: the workmanlike italic featured in all optical sizes, a chaotically beautiful Cursive with a full complement of swash capitals, a sharply stylish Angular, and Miguel's decidedly non-traditional interpretation of the staid Blackletter genre. In comparison, Ayer also has high contrast, though less so than the Poster. Finally, Ayer Deck is a low-contrast sans serif with gentle flaring.
Co-designer in 2019 with Paul Barnes of the fat face Isambard: The boldest moderns were given the name fat face and they pushed the serif letterform to its extremes. With exaggerated features of high contrast and inflated ball terminals, the fat face was the most radical example of putting as much ink on a page to make the greatest impact at the time. These over-the-top forms make the style not only emphatic, but also joyful with bulbous swash capitals and a wonderfully characterful italic. [Google] [More] ⦿
Russian designer (also spelled Zahar Yaschin) of some fonts at Paratype. In 2014, he set up his own commercial type foundry, FontaZY in Oryol, Russia. He also published some typefaces at Art Lebedev Studio.
He created the blockish font Quasimode at Studio Dezygn. At Art Lebedev, he made ALS Ekibastuz (2006, sans family), ALS Tonguin (2006, oriental simulation face) and ALS Story (2008, together with Taisiya Lushenko). He also made the Latin/Cyrillic sans family SansSay (2007) and MainStormZ, Harry Plotter New (Paratype), the angular Guenter (2001-2009, ParaType: inspired by East German calligrapher Guenter Gnauck), the script typefaces Rondo Script, Treasure (as in signatures), the hand-printed typefaces Art Brush, Art Pencil, Auktyon Z (2001, ParaType, hand-printed), Auktyon Dot Z, Kapelka (2005, ParaType, connected brush lettering), KvadratZ (2001, ParaType: fun sharp-edged typeface; includes dingbats), KvadratWoodZ, KvadratPictZ, the futuristic typefaces Astra, Avangard, the display typefaces MainStormZ, Harry Plotter (2003, ParaType), Elektro_Mech, Elektro_DC, Elektro_AC, the slab typeface Egypt, and the comic book typeface Comicz. Other creations include the delicate sans typeface Solovets (2008), and ALS Zwoelf (2008, with Oleg Pashchenko and Irina Smirnova).
In 2015, he made the creamy signage script typeface Kapelka New (Paratype).
Typefaces from 2016: Barberry (script for Latin and Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2018: Lorna (an upright connected script).
After completing a B.A. in Philosophy and Aesthetics, Swedish designer Mårten Thavenius (b. 1965) began working as an interface designer with IBM as senior GUI architect. In 2009, he left IBM to work as an independent web solutions consultant and typeface designer. His most popular designs are the comprehensive families Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab. He lives in Belgium and Sweden, and his foundry is called Fontcaster. Mårten Thavenius has a side-interest in screen typography.
He designed these typefaces:
Aka Gabriela Christine and as Miibeedrawing and as Fontdation Studio. Illustrator and designer in Bandung, Indonesia, who created these typefaces in 2016: Westmeath (free), Zombie Dust, It's Mine, Unreal, the display typeface Anomali, the hand-painted Zomblo and Oh Blazt, the fairy tale ornament-inspired Marguerite, the brush script font Quish, the calligraphic Awesome, the hand-painted Azra, Raquella (monoline connected script), Unreal, The Brownies (signage brush font), Jacinda (calligraphic), Aurella (calligraphic script), Antreas (rough brush), The Roxv, Alder Type (rounded sans), North High (art deco), Flamingo, Aberus, Djangart (artsy and oriental), Smoother, The Heater, Leath, Hadrea, The Beat, Rarodette, Sweeney, Pertiwi Script (crazy calligraphic).
Typefaces from 2017: Game On (marker pen font), Honey (hexagonal), Amoreiza, Mountain, Baangkarr, Great Again, The Brocker (grungy), Maallaang Bronks (spurred baseball font), Natarajasana (tall-ascendered script), Elkarnito (a hand-crafted poster font), Carvino, Almondia (sans), Lovalicious (monoline connected script), Nunu (squarish sci-fi font family).
Typefaces from 2018: Signatra (a signage script by Fahrizal Tawakkal).
Fontdation (was: Twicolabs Design)
In 2013, he created Colin, Dollar Bill, Coleen (Victorian signage face), Nurjan (free sans titling face), Trigger (Victorian typeface), Athenry (heavy block vintage typeface), Sly (Victorian typeface), Gauntlet (spurred typeface), Rooters (a spurred tattoo typeface), Incognito (spurred tattoo font), Incognite (like Incognito), Chuck Noon (a copperplate signage font available from Creative Market), Debute and Black Velvet (a Victorian advertizing typeface, followed by Black Velvet 2 in 2014).
Typefaces from 2014: Facile Pro (geometric sans), Deadhead Rough, Armament, Black Velvet, Facile Sans (free), Lifer (spurred, Victorian), Dublin (spurred), Dollar Bill 2, Carlingford (a spurred beer bottle typeface), Akura Popo (copperplate; free), TM Stanley (a spurred beer label font), Deadhead Script (signage script).
Typefaces from 2015: Greenore, Armament Stencil, Avondale (hand-crafted all caps typeface), Deadhead Classic, Deadhead Brush, Patronia Script.
Typefaces from 2016: Westmeath (free art deco style), Kite Script, Armament, Premier Sans, Premier Script.
Typefaces from 2018: Lansdowne (vintage all caps, copperplate), Lifer (spurred), Neue Stanley (spurred), Rebute, Pittsbrook Sans (octagonal), Pittsbrook Serif (octagonal, with small wedge serifs), Highwind, Nufced, Jalisco (monoline script), Linoleo Script, Slainte Script (monoline).
Typefaces from 2019: TF Handwriting, Tequila Sunrise, Chuck Noon Script (for signage), Tawakkal Sans (for headlines), Obsypac (Victorian), Baisteach, Pioggia (a text typeface with several didone elements such as ball terminals), Ferghaus Sans, Vallely, Cairlinn.
Typefaces from 2020: Kinsale Display.
Fontfabric is the foundry of Svetoslav Simov, a visual designer who is located in Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984. Highly innovative designer whose creations have lots of style and flair. Many fonts are for both Latin and Cyrillic. Picture. Typegoodness link. YWFT link.
View Fontfabric's typefaces. In 2015, Ani Petrova, Svetoslav Simov and Radomir Tinkov co-designed the 214-style mammoth font system Intro Rust, a rough version of Fontfabric's Intro. The fonts are partitioned over Intro Rust, Intro Script, Intro Head and Intro Goodies. Still in 2015, we find Nexa Script.
In 2017, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov co-designed Uni Neue, a total remake of Fontfabric's earler typeface Uni Sans (2009). Svetoslav Simov, Plamen Motev and the Fontfabric team (Vladislav Jordanov, Stan Partalev, Mirela Belova, Jacklina Jekova, Nikolay Petroussenko) produced Zing Rust, Zing Sans Rust and Zing Script Rust in the same year: it consists of 521 handmade typefaces.
In 2018, Mirela Belova and Svetoslav Simov co-designed the 20-style geometric sans typeface family Mont. Svet Simov and Svetlin Balezdrov co-designed the humanist sans family Squad, and Simov published the free all caps flared terminal font Colus in 2018. Gilam was designed in 2018 by Ivan Petrov, Plamen Motev and Svetoslav Simov---it is based on DIN, but is more geometric and has obliquely cut terminals.
In 2019, Svet Simov, Radomir Tinkov and Stan Partalev designed the 72-strong Noah family of geometric sans typefaces, which is partitioned into four groups by x-height from small (Noah Grotesque) to medium (Noah and Noah Text) to large (Noah Head). Codesigner of Mozer (2019, by Svetoslav Simov, Ani Petrova, Mirela Belova and Nikolay Petrousenko: a condensed headline sans family that covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic; Mozer SemiBold is free). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Heidelberg, Germany-based type foundry of David Waschbüsch (b. 1988), who studied at the University of Applied Science in Darmstadt, Germany, class of 2011. About his free unicase modular stencil font BS Konstata (2010) he writes: Created for use as stencil for signage it features a set of only 10 different elements out of which you can compose the complete typeface. Therefore it borders between being somewhat grungy, modular and classic. Skyhook Mono is a versatile octagonal family. Future fonts include Bahnhof Zoo, Empty Sky and Fink Black.
Fonts Lab was an Italianfree font foundry with emphasis on "free", even for commercial use. The first fonts, all made in 2011, included Fonts-lab Gift, Fonts Lab Symphony, Free For Fonts-Lab Subscribers, Lady Jane Old, Five Dollars Matter, Writing Something by Hand, Hint Retro, Hint Retro Grunge, Soul Handwriting (brushy script), Variety, Universal College Draft (2011, a sketched sports jersey alphabet), Handwriting Draft (sketch face), Around 20 (experimental), Adelfy, Old Printing Press (grunge), Frank Handwriting, Sketch Me, Retro Lined Area.
Fonts Lab became Fontscafe, located in Milan.
Production in 2012: Making Lettering Tall, Universal College (grungy athletic letters), Marmellata Jam (connected script), Marmellata Jar 01 and 02 (connected fat signage scripts), Henry Rodeo Circus (Western face), Scrappy-Looking, Contribute Free Version (connected fountain pen script), Basically Serif, I'm Fashionista, Sign Handwriting, Chalk Hand Lettering, Chalk Hand Lettering Shaded, Voluptate (retro connected script), Retroactive (a great connected script face).
Around June 2012, something happened---possibly a complaint from the FontLab software people---, and the name changed from Fonts Lab to Fontscafe. In the same year, a commercial foundry was started via MyFonts.
Typefaces from 2013: Free Sketching, Hand Printing Press [in ten styles such as Meshed, Scraped, Normal, Stencil, Stamps, and Eroded], Egregio Script (retro script), Hand Shop Typography A20 (an 8-style poster font set that includes shadow and inline typefaces), Hand Shop Typography C30, and many more in the Hand Shop Typography pack, including the frame font Hand Shop Elements.
In 2014, we find Hand Christmas Doodle, My Valentines Love (heart dingbat font) and Bold Pressing (vintage letterpress typeface family, with ornaments).
American designer at Letterhead Fonts of Grindle (blackletter), Squeezebox (Victorian) and United Cigar (more Victorian fare). In 2014, John Studden and Dave Parr co-designed the Victorian display typeface family LHF Blackstone. Dave Parr's other typefaces at LHF and his own type foundry, Fontwright Design, include LHF Tributary (2014, a calligraphic blackletter; followed by LHF Tributary Distressed in 2016), LHF Ascribe (2014), LHF Heller's Script (with John Studden: a retro script), LHF Heller's Casual (2014), LHF Aledo (2014: a Western typeface), LHF Big Bob (2013, a sign painter's casual), Castlerock, Cedar Creek, Sanborn Thin (Victorian), FWD Egyptian Tower (2019: stackable), and Sheridan Script (fifties script).
Fortunes Co (was: Celcius Design)
Cimahi / Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1986) of the hand-lettered alphabets Awesome (2015), Wonderwall (2015, a splash brush font), Valencia Sweetness (2015, brush script), Basik Rough (2015, brush), Innocents (2015), Againts (2014) (sic) and Leathery (2014).
Other typefaces: Magenta Latte, Glamour Beauty (2016), Traveler (2016: dry brush style), Electric Vibe (2016: dry brush script), Nouvele Louisela (sic: this 2016 renaissance typeface was influenced by the chancery hand), Valencia Sans (2016, brush script), Burnts Marker (2015, a dry marker script), Celestial (2015, pure Victoriana), Borderland (2015).
Typefaces from 2017: Beast (rough brush, SVG format), Mield Script, Fountain, Celestial, Postmark Typewriter (rough and textured), Pinkerton Script, Manhattan (brush script), Brighton (Victorian), Loveable Script, Camp Press, Campground (connected script; free after a complicated immigration procedure; see also Pixel Surplus).
Typefaces from 2018: Minted Mood, Modular, Carlsons Script (a vintage lettering family), Milestone (baseball script), Maldina, Signatra, Block.
Francesco Mistico Canovaro
Francis Stephen Lestingi
Sign painter from the art nouveau era, who lived in Chicago and worked mostly for Cadillac. In 1908, he published Sign Painting, a book that influenced hand lettering and signpainting for many years afterwards. The following digital fonts are based on his designs:
German scribe and calligrapher (b. Soborten, Czechoslovakia, 1923, d. Wiesbaden, 1982), and designer of several text families, such as Poppl-Fraktur (1986), Poppl-Antiqua, Poppl-College (1981), Poppl-Exquisit (1970), Poppl-Nero (1982, his last face), Poppl-Laudatio (1982; see the clones OPTI Peach (Castcraft) and Poem Lavish (Softmaker)), Poppl-Pontifex (1974), and Poppl-Residenz (1977, classic calligraphy). These typefaces can be bought at Berthold.
Revivals: His neo-gothic typeface Saladin was later digitized and expanded by Patrick Griffin as Lionheart (2006, Canada Type). Hip Hop NF (2007) is a bouncy retro typeface based on Friedrich Poppl's Dynamische Antiqua (1960, Stempel). Elfort (2009, Iza W, Intellecta Design) is a calligraphic revival of work by Poppl. Poppl Stretto (1969) was at the basis of a revival by Canada Type called Wonder Brush (2012, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin). Poppl Fraktur was revived and modernized by Ralph Unger as Parler Fraktur in 2018. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Fritz Grögel (b. Wassertrüdingen, Germany, 1974) studied graphic design and typography at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. In his graduation work French Délice, he explored the history of French letterpainting. After several years of work as a corporate designer, he attended the TypeMedia master course of KABK The Hague where he researched the German letterpainting tradition. Together with Elena Albertoni, he founded the studio LetterinBerlin in 2011. The following year he conducted extensive research at Berlin's Kunstbibliothek on the history of German lettering which is the subject of his talk at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. That talk is based on the content of the book Karbid From lettering to type design (2013) by Verena Gerlach and Fritz Grögel published by Ypsilon Éditeurs and released on the occasion of the Amsterdam conference.
His project for the Masters in type design program at KABK in 2010 led to the signage family Hinterland (2010), and to Builderdyke (2010), a revival project with Paul van der Laan: a digital reinterpretation of Johann Michael Fleischmann's Mediaan Romein.
Other typefaces by him include Glupsisch (2010, is a round piano key typeface created with the help of Typecooker), Fritzskript (a flowing connected script that was done at the Ecole supérieure Estienne, Paris), and Estelita (a calligraphic hand that was inspired by the titles of a French art deco silent movie by Marcel L'Herbier called L'Inhumaine).
Aka Fitiyawan, who seems to have many other identities as well. As "Fype Co", based in Magelang, Indonesia, he/she designed these script typefaces in 2019: Justoma, Ameyasi, Balgona (formal calligraphic), Qimona, Beardcanye, Renate, Grimalkin, Amelia Nature (a monoline script), Baliany, HoneySome, Blacks, Sunday Sugar (signage script), Minerals Buble, and Panda Script. Other typefaces designed in 2019: Biosphere (a squarish industrial style condensed all caps sans), Nought (an experimental slab serif), Graveyard, Blackfire (a rounded all caps sans with arts and crafts influences), Dioxide, Pomiform, Sci Fi Bronze, Prestigious, Relaunch, Marginal (oriental simulation), Necked (a sports font), Dia de Martini (Tuscan), Charlie (art deco), Kingfish (a cartoon font).
Typefaces from 2020: Relaunch, Bollent (fashionable, all caps), Cargiona (a stylish plumpish sans), Moilgo (a curvy display typeface), Kickers (a rounded vintage display serif family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. In 2016, he created Kapaloe Sans, Cobba Sans (rounded) and Gura Script (signage type). In 2017, he added Ata Kana (a sword-inspired heavy script). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2015, Gabriela Fantini (Florianopolis, Brazil) and Andresa Brati co-designed the vernacular supermarket signage typeface Ofertão while studyig at Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina. [Google] [More] ⦿
For a type design course at UFPE in Recife, Brazil, Gabriela Machado designed these typefaces: Armstrong (2016, pixelish), Scorpiton (2016, angular), 9x9 (dot matrix type), Andrade Modelada (2016, signage typeface) and Andrade Tentacao (2016, vernacular style). [Google] [More] ⦿
British type designer. With David James, [T-26] co-designer of AES, August. At Alias (a company he founded with David James in London), he made Barb (2016, a wide stencil typeface), Asperity (2012), Asphalt (2012), Aspic (2012), Caustic and Caustic Web (2012, chiseled), Lily (2012), Oban (2011, a gorgeous high-contrast didone family influenced by Thorowgood; with blackboard bold styles included), Ano (2012, a simple circle-based monoline sans family; followed in 2018 by the straight-edged Ano Angular), Cactus (2004, a condensed typeface family), Aspic (2011, a signage script), Asphalt (2011, signage script), Perla and Perla Outline (2004, an elegant artdeco unicase didone with teardrop terminals), Klute (Black, Capitals, White: an ugly and useless octagonal family that could be used for gnawing German expressionist pieces), Anomoly (2004), Key, Elephant, Harbour (2008: a medieval, broken look, with wedge serifs), Civility (2002, connected handwriting), Factory, Aminta, Granite (1995), Intimo, Jackdaw, Progress, Progress Two (2012), Sylvia, Jude (1999, a big text family), Mantis, Metropolitan, Metsys (1997), Pop (triline font), Sister (1995), Text.
In 2009, he designed 2012 Headline for the London Olympics---typophiles are generally disappointed with this daring design in the general angular category, and refer to better representatives of this genre such as Cyrus Highsmith's Occupant Gothic, Emigre's Elektrix, Hubert Jocham's Keks, and Chris Lozos's Dez Sans Script.
With David James, he designed Noah Text (2013).
In 2018, he designed Quair: Quair mixes typographic and graphic reference points, most notably from market-stall trader lettering and from Thorowgood and Scotch nineteenth-century typefaces. He also published the stencil typeface High in 2018.
Typefaces from 2019: Schism One, Schism Two, Schism Three [these are serifless versions of Alias Didot with various amounts of contrast. They are more modulated and twistier than Peignot], Vertical (a humanist sans with vertical terminals: a squarish, high-shouldered shape, suggesting Roger Excoffon's Antique Olive).
Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1994) of GR Read (2020: an all caps headine sans), GR Norch (2020: a sports font), Yournotes, Magic Spring, Strong Boyz, Indentia (2020: art deco), Bruzh (2020), Australove (2020), Keypass (2020), Ecriture (2020), Meethlake (2020), Ellouise (2019), Rezpector (2019), Childo (2019: rounded sign painting sans), Elbrush (2019), Jungle Land (2019), Winterbrush (2019), Wintersoul (2019: free), Cordon (2019), Humming (2019), Ouders and Ouders Stencil (2019: rustic), Black Ground (2019: a letterpress font), Hardcore (2019: dry brush), Wattermellon (2019), Attractype Reborn (2019), Real Brush (2019), Wardness (2019), Headson (2019), Signation (2019: signage script), Meranie (2019), Blocky (2019), Destone (2019), Sattersoon (2019), Bassheads (2019; a brush script), Beautiful Heart (2019), Rembank (2019: script), Darkwart Letter (2019), Winsberg (2019), Smackover (2019), Magelove One (2019), Lastwinter (2019), Beattingvile (2019), Sanpaullo (2019), Slovenia (2019), Hellotropica (2019), Molliquam (2019: a brush stroke font), Alinnea (2019: a signature font), Webrush (2019), Starbricks (2019: dry brush), Sacreditty (2019: a free dry brush), Donatellia (2019), Chelsea Olivia (2019: font duo), Austellia (2019: dry brush script), Maxtield (2019: a mural paint or graffiti font), Courtland, Hasthon (2019), Beattingvile (2019), Hardner (2019: monoline retro script), Vector Type (2019), Mighty Brush (2019), Thanose (2019: blackletter), Motowerks (2019: a fat monoline script), Millo (2019), Freudian (2019), Hurson Clean and Rough (2019), Nootdorp (2019), Afterkilly (2019: blackletter), Vintages (2019), Sutter Camp, Westpart (dry brush), Maqueen (2019: sans and script), Easttalia (2019), Meifen (2019: oriental simulation), Chakie (2019: chalk font), Reallova (2019: brush), Theme (2019: a painted texture font), Sunkiss (2019: brush script), Riborn (2019: vintage lettering), Southen (2019), Ultra Brush (2019), Soul Paint (2019: brush), Dirty Brush (2019), Hurson (2019: vintage style), Northen (2019: brush font), Dakwart Letter (2019: brush font), Lolitta (2018), High Xire (2018: dry brush), Hoolegan (2018: grungy), Lesjam (2018: sans), Letter Hellen (2018: a rabbit ear script), Venator (2018: brush script), Sellwyne (2018: a creamy brush script), Kakara (2018), JustJessy (2018), Ellaine (2018) and Adelard (Serif and Scratches) (2018). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Sign painter and gilder now located in Blue Ridge, GA. He made the Victorian signage font families Tyler (2003, inspired by a typeface by E.L. Brown from the late 1800's), Palmer, Brien (2003, inspired by the Clive Barker "Imajica" book cover by lettering artist Iskra Johnson), and Dixie at Letterhead. Tyler was inspired by E.L. Brown who taught penmanship and engrossing in the late 1800's.
At SignDNA, he published the script typeface Monika.
Letterhead had this bio: Gary Godby's career as a sign artist has spanned nearly 28 years. He has worked in commercial sign shops in Virginia and Florida. While in Florida he spent thirteen years at Disney's in-house sign shop. In 1995 he returned to his native Virginia to work for Graphic Services, Inc., a large commercial shop in Manassas. Graphic Services is a full service sign and display company that primarily works for builders and developers. The shop employs 42 people with Gary's primary role as designer. "When you're designing," Gary says, "you see a project go from concept to reality, and I get alot of gratification out of that."
J.F.Y. Daniel Gauthier (GautFonts) was born in Montreal in 1964, and lives in Hamilton, Ontario. His fonts from 2005 and before include BarrelOfMonkeys, ChainFontOpen, ChangChang, ChangChangWoodcut, DirtyDarren, FireStarter, GriffinDucks, Jenna Myles, LollipopLettering, Lymphnodes, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Quake3ArenaBats (scanbats), SapphireSativa (2005), ZappaBats, Judas Priest (2004), Caviar Rancid (2004), BackPage (2003), BatFont (2003), MagicCatalog (2003), Samdan (2003), The One Ring (2003), The 3 Stooges (2003), Yahoo Font (2003), BikerBones, CBGBFont, Cortesia, DryGulchBlack, DryGulchOpen, FlyLegs, Frank, MissingLink, PotLand, Punk, SheCreature, SweetLeaf, ThaiPedicure, TypoNegative, VectorBlack, VoodooDollLetters, VoodooDolls, VoodooDollsPinned, ZappaBats, Griffin (2002), GriffinBold (2002), HeadHunter (2002), Montezuma (2002), MontezumaAncient (2002), MrBubbleFont (2002), PhoenixOne (2002), PhoenixTwo (2002), Spliffs (2002), SteelTown (2002), TattooLettering Black (2002), TattooLettering Open (2002), VladDraculBats (2002), Beatnik Hayseed (2002), ChangChang (2002, oriental lookalike), Crumb (2002), GearBox (2002), Happening (2002), LogFont (2002), Piranha (2002), Sardines (2002), Tilt-A-Whirl (2002), ChineseWatchShop (2002), DickVanDyke (2002), Göt (2002), KamikazeBats (2002), Springfield Tablets, AlphabetFridgeMagnets, Beethoven, BeethovenRough, BeethovenRougher, Bicycle (outlined), BicycleFancy, BoobToob, Burris (Old West font), BurrisGhostTown, BurrisShootOut, CBGB (pearly letters), Chain Font Black, CheapSign, ChickenFarm, CornFed, CrappyDan, CrappyDanLowercase, DimWitGauche, DimWitRight, Eastwood, FantasticFont, Fear, FearlessVampireKillers, FeltCrappyDan, FrootStand, GassyGaut, GauFontExposition (trilined), Gauts, GautsMotelLowerLeft, GautsMotelLowerRight, GautsMotelUpperLeft, GautsMotelUpperRight, Gearbox (geary alphading face), Göt (blackletter), HoaryGaut, Houdini, IncantationOne, IncantationTwo, IrwinAllen, JackOLantern, Jagged, JoeJack, KathleenLowercase, KathleenUppercase, KentuckyFriedFont, KentuckyFriedChickenFont (2004, signage), LeadType, LeadTypeBoldInked, MadScience, Moscoso (morphed Western titling font, psychedelic), OogieBoogie, OrganDonorGuts, OrganDonorSkin, PinkCandyPopcornFont, PooCorny, PooSmooth, Potland (marihuana alphadings), Punk, RapaNuiLetters, RapaNuiMoaiBats, RapaNuiMoaiFont, RedStar (2004, pretty handwriting based on the pen of Linda Cappel), RedStarBold, RockFont (Flintsones font?), Sasquatch, Sea Creature, Shaman, ShermlockMadstyle, ShermlockSolid, Shock, ShockThick, SpookyMagic, StagTickets, StartlingFont, TattooParlour (2004, scanbats), ToOsamaLoveGeorge, TypewriterKeys, Vector, WebPress, WebPressBold, Weird, WereWolf, ZootAllures. He has some comic book fonts, some dingbats, and several fonts around the theme of magic.
Geen Bitter (Den Haag, The Netherlands) consists of Thom Janssen (b. 1984, Maastricht), Jorn Henkes and Rogier van der Sluis. All three are graduates of the Graphic Design course at the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, The Netherlands. Thom Janssen is a graduate of the TypeMedia program at the KABK in The Hague in 2017. The work of Geen Bitter has a strong typographical influence and covers designing typefaces, books, websites and identities, all with a typographic approach. Late in 2014, Geen Bitter disbanded. Thom currently works as a freelance type designer and as a researcher at PXL, Hasselt University, Belgium.
In 2013, they published Gewone letters Gerrit's early models. The blurb: A couple of years back, while cleaning the letterpress workshop at the KABK in The Hague, we had an amazing find. A package that hasn't been opened for some time. We opened it and found eighteen printing plates in mint condition. The printing plates, we soon found out, were made by Gerrit Noordzij and date back to the late 1960s. They contain a brief lesson about writing with the broad nib and, once familiar with this basis, writing and drawing some different techniques. Since it seemed the plates are never published before, we decided to do so and made a book containing prints from the plates. Next to the plates we asked former students if they still had old work and sketches with comments by Gerrit Noordzij. The result is a collection of sketches and material, together with five writings about the plates, Gerrit Noordzij and his contribution to the field of type and typography. The text has contributions by Albert-Jan Pool, Frank E. Blokland, Aad van Dommelen, Huug Schipper, and Petr van Blokland. It was published in 2013 by Uitgeverij De Buitenkant, Amsterdam.
Their commercial typefaces:
Aka Bud White. Dundee, Scotland-based creator of Winger (2013), Quird (2013), Knat (2013), Chinger (2013), Chum (2013), Plantor (poster face), Ohdoad (2013, an organic sans), Chunq Dipped (2013, blood drip font), Bacon Bad (2013, multilined wavy typeface), Hinge (2013, a thin sans face), Bumple (2013, FontStruct font), Waponi (2013, a military stencil face), Eeroom (2013, hand-printed), Platly (2013), the fun informal straight-edged typeface Bassist (2013), the ink spill typeface Oops (2013), the free brushy signage font Scribbage (2013), the hand-printed Order Up (2013), the tall Kinkich (2013, FontStruct), the paper cut typeface Chunq (2013), and the shaky typeface Landslide.
Born in 1921, Georg was a co-student of G.G. Lange in high school. He worked as packaging designer. This led him to develop several packaging typefaces, which were then produced by G.G. Lange at Berthold.
Aka Moovied Co, Rits Studio and Letter Rits Type and Template Here and Megi Satyo and Megi Widodo and Megi Satyo Widodo (b. 1993) and Geranium.co and Haris Purnama Putra. Lampung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1996) of the signage script typefaces Callerious (2019), Modster Script (2019), Qintan Script (2018), Adelaide (2018; aka Azzardo), Purnama (2017) and Chasing Star (2018; brush style), the dry brush typefaces Flassty (2019), Springfield (2019), Housky (2019), and Southgirl (2019), and the script typefaces Austine (2019), Outlander (2019), Guigliamore (2019), Quillenghton (2019), Mettda (2019), Arkland (2019: monoline), Breavenheart (2019), Jesselyne Script (2019), Claude (2018), Wilderness (2018), Magnolia (2018), Oregon Script (2018), Made Hellios (2018), Ballerina (2018), Dreamland (2018), Charlotte (2018), Geraldine (2018), Laura Hellaw (2018), Sureder (2018), Sureder Stylish (2018), Cherry Blossom (2018) and Lattravis (2017).
Typefaces from 2020: Aurelly Signature, Billy Smith, Crystal Dust, Flassty, Flaura, Histeria Script, Houstiny, Huntington, Irlandya, Signature Flavour, Springfield, Threesixty. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gesine Todt is a Berlin-based graphic and typeface designer. She studied type design under Lucas De Groot at FH Potsdam from 2004 until 2006, where she created the sans typeface Gabelle. At HTW Berlin University she studied graphic design and graduated in 2007.
In 2009 she graduated with an MA in Typeface Design from the University of Reading. Since then she works as a freelancer and enjoys the view from her studio in Berlin Kreuzberg. Her graduation project at Reading involved the sans typeface You Are Here. This typeface was made for wayfinding, and was compared in her thesis with famous wayfinding typefaces such as FF Info Display, FF DIN, Folio, Frutiger, ITC Johnston, Simple, Univers, Vectora, OfficinaSans, and Interstate.
In 2011, she put one her typefaces up for free download at Google Web Font Directory: Amaranth (an upright italic; see also Open Font Library), Bigshot One (a showy didone display face), Snippet (2011), Leckerli One (2011, fat signage face).
Gia Tran is a self-taught calligrapher and type designer. He has worked for Dragon Rouge, 4uatre and A&Mcreative in Paris, as well as Saffron Brand Consultants in Madrid. Gia was the Type Director at the French foundry FontYou, which was founded by Gregori Vincens in 2013. He also teaches calligraphy and type design at various graphic design and visual communication schools such as Strate College Designer, Intuitlab and ESAV Marrakech. With Brahim Boucheikha, he founded the Paris and Casablanca-based design studio Babelfont.
Under the cover of Type Lovers and/or Fontyou in Paris, Gia Tran created the medieval typeface Court Hand (2012) and the blackletter typeface Gothic Fraktur (2012). He also did some great calligraphic pieces.
In 2013, together with Gregori Vincens, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, and Elvire Volk at FontYou, Gia Tran created the monoline geometric sans typeface Younion FY. Younion One FY is free at Dafont. With Franck Montfermé, he co-designed the ball terminal beauty Squirrel FY. The letters of this ultra-fat didone reveal audacious geometric smoothness at large sizes.
The EPS format display typeface Alice FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Sub-themes are Alice in Wonderland and playing cards. The EPS format frilly script typeface Lullaby FY (2013) was co-designed by Alisa Nowak, Micaela Neustadt, Gia Tran, Bertrand Reguron and Valentine Proust at Fontyou. It too was inspired by Adrien Genevard's lettering. Exquise FY (2013) is a fashion mag didone co-designed by Bertrand Reguron, Alisa Nowak, Valentine Proust, Elvire Volk and Gia Tran at Fontyou. Gia Tran and Jason Vandenberg created the decorative typeface Ella FY (2013, Fontyou). Gia Tran, Alisa Novak, Micaela Neustadt, Bertrand Reguron and Grégori Vincens co-designed the curvy stressed elliptical sans typeface Bruum FY (2013).
Beaurencourt FY (2013) is a 19th centery secretary's hand co-designed with Jeremie Hornus.
Gregori Vincens, Gia Tran, J&eacxute;rémie Hornus and Alisa Nowak co-designed the humanist sans typeface Klaus FY (2013).
At Fontyou, Benjamin Lieb, Gia Tran and Julien Priez co-designed the hand-drawn typeface Brixton FY (2013). Not to be confused with two earlier typefaces called Brixton, one by Tom Chalky, and one by Luke Ferrand. Since two of the three Brixtons are commercial, I expect FontYou to change the name imminently.
In 2014, Gia Tran and Bertrand Reguron co-designed the zombie script Vidok FY (free at Dafont). Together, Elliott Amblard (France) and Gia Tran created the bold signage / retro baseball script typeface Paname FY at FontYou in 2014. Minuit FY (2014, by Jason Vandenberg and Gia Tran) is a beautiful angular angry calligraphic display typeface. The punchy poster typeface Kraaken FY (2014) was designed by the FontYou team of Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier, Valentine Proust, Julien Priez, Gia Tran, Jérémie Hornus, and Alisa Nowak.
Bertrand Reguron, Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran co-designed the retro signage script typeface Coco FY (2014).
Alice Resseguier and Gia Tran co-designed the girly script typeface Lola Lola FY (2014). This typeface was forcibly renamed Chelly FY a few days after its first appearance, possibly because there already was a typeface called Lola by Laura Messeguer.
Codesigner with illustrator Quentin Vijoux of the hand-printed typeface Léon FY (2014).
In 2014, he published the modular kitchen tile typeface Dorum FY with Julien Thébault.
Benjamin Lieb and Gia Tran co-designed the 4-style retro display family Belleville FY (2014).
Hansom Slab FY (2014, Gia Tran, Jeremie Hornus and Alisa Nowak).
Dnipropetrovsk, Ukraine-based designer of these typefaces in 2015: Odd Times (a vintage blackletter typeface), Brandy Label (a layered Victorian signage font), Smoking (a great Western layered poster font), Traveller, Letterhead (steampunk, vintage, Victorian), Age, Nataly Temper, Vintage Auto (a retro chrome automobile font), Golden Dust (a lava lamp font), Rusty Phoenix, Phoenix, the Victorian signage typeface Whiskey, Spirals, Biker (spurred inline font), the oily signage font Pin Up.
In 2016, he designed Far Kingdoms (Victorian), Brass Heart (steampunk / Victorian), Big City Light (a vintage movie theater typeface), Lostamp (a weathered vintage rough stencil script), Kexman (calligraphic script), Loftype (creamy brush script), Shoelaces (monoline script), Tobacco Box (Victorian), Humblest, Whiskey Label (a great vintage Victorian headline font), Insane Fear (spurred), Falchion Edge (Victorian display typeface), Inside The Box (techno), Amber Taste (a layered Victorian beer label font), One Thin Line (a paperclip font), Bald Eagle (Victorian), Autumn Feel (brush script), Dirty Cartoon, Magic Curls, Winery, Bite Hard (beveled caps), Lovebus (psychedelic style), Column (layered Victorian), Golden Brush, Marine Fairytale (Victorian), and Old Story (hand-crafted).
Typefaces from 2017: Goodwine, Daub (EPS format brush alphabet), Rusted Bevel, Dirty Cartoon (a layerable cartoon font), Bald Eagle (vintage), La Belman (Victorian; see also La Belman Pro in 2020), Bright (creamy calligraphic), Winery, Magic Curls, Black Queen (Victorian style), Little Mess (dry brush), Lovebus (psychedelic), Bite Hard, Fiver (prismatic style), Sweet Rum (vintage), The Freaky Circus (Western circus font), Biker New (spurred), Flex Wire, Agress (graffiti style), Old Story, Rusted Brushpen (dry brush), Mosaic Pool, Ranch (vintage style with layered textures), Golden Dust, Letter Head, Limber (dry brush script), Patina, Craft Beer (a layered beer label font), Droptune (Victorian), Chimera Tail, Hardwatt (dry brush), Megawatt (signage script), Jamish (a hand-crafted blackboard bold typeface), Oak Lumber, Odd Times (blackletter), Gunshot (an art nouveau display typeface), Bootleggers (a vintage label typeface), Brandy Label (vintage layered font), Smoking Typeface (vintage Western style, with layering).
Typefaces from 2018: Shining Night (a marquee font), Scratches, Candy Shop (a multiline titling typeface), Nataly Temper (a crayon font), Anise Seeds, Lostamp (a great stamp font), Hicksons (retro signage script), Loftype (creamy script), Far Kingdoms (spurred vintage typeface), Predators Cuspid, Sweet & Fresh, Frantic (a vintage car typeface), Affair (Victorian), Falchion Edge (spurred vintage style), Lost in Space, Traveler (an interlocking vintage Tuscan display typeface), True Black, Late Frost, Inside The Box (an interesting double-width font), Magic Garden (curly style), Skater Girl (retro script).
Typefaces from 2019: True Black (Tuscan), Nature Force, Sweettooth (script: 2018-2019), Rusted Bevel, Rusted Bevel, Fishermans Knot (a vintage label font started in 2018), Skater Girl (a heavy upright script), Cidrella, Western Shooter, Little Mess (a dry brush calligraphic script), Spirit Board (pure Victoriana), Ranch Vintage (shadowed, textured, vintage), Forged Fence (an ironwork font), Long Ride (an octagonal license plate font), Chimera Tail Rough, Patina.
Typefaces from 2020: Bushman (an organic sans), Florry (a display sans), Propeller, Spirit Board (a layered circus font family), Lord Grayson (Victorian), Grayson (a tall gloomy monoline sans), Kaipara (a patterned all caps font), Classic Heritage (a Victorian or steampunk signage typeface), Anise Seeds (vintage softly spurred Tuscan caps), Candy Shop (vintage trilined caps), Plop, Practish (an experimental slab serif family), Everleigh (a stylish thin typeface), Everleigh Duo, Love Affair (vintage, perhaps art nouveau), Lost in Space (sci-fi), Sweet and Fresh. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Go Faster Labs
Graduate of Arizona State University, class of 1992. Now based in Mesa, AZ, where he works as a designer and illustrator, Paul Howalt started Go Faster Labs. He created the spurred Western vintage signage typeface Clutch (2016). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Grant Cook (Afrenasia, Melbourne, Australia) created a signage lettering typeface for a vinyl figurine project. He called it Afr Aspabozi (2013).
Antwerp-based creator (b. 1990) of some free fonts, who went commercial in 2011 as Gravual.
Creator of the hand-printed Tuscan typeface Lullaby (2010), the oldtimer signage family Frizton (2011), the retro signage brush script Gasoline (2011), the crazy wood-style typeface Board Contest (2011).
Great Lakes Lettering
Great Lakes Lettering in Eau Claire, WI, showcases the type designs of Dathan Boardman and (Detroit, Michigan-based) Molly Jacques (formerly Molly Jacques Erickson). They jointly designed the illustrative handwriting font Frosted in 2012.
In 2013, they designed the script typefaces Asterism (Asterism Clean, Asterism Clean Bold and Asterism Monoline in 2015), Kailey Force (signage script in three styles, The Bold, The Brave, The Beautiful), Icing and Saint Agnes.
Typefaces from 2015: Backlash (Molly Jacques Erickson, Dathan Boardman: the next step in gonzo splatter lettering scripts).
Typefaces from 2018: Bon Voyage (based on the handwriting of Taryn Sutherland of Twinkle and Toast).