TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun Apr 20 21:39:07 EDT 2014
Abstract Type Design
Free TrueType fonts by Patrick Durr: Bird, Dill, Confused Root (1998), China Town, Fart Bubble (bubbles spilling from letters), Grubby, Irish Jig, Crazy Cock, Grudge, Smog, YardSale, Punker, kcirtap.
Patrick makes (made?) your handwriting font and any doodlefont of your choice for 10 USD. Send him a zipped scan of your handwriting by email.
Pages no longer found. Signature/logo font service (70 USD per font). Download a free Halloween font and some free music fonts (George's Music): bagpipe, tin whistle, tablature. Based in Prince George, British Columbia. The fonts Recorder and Whistle can be found here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexander Walter Handwriting
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
Dead link. This was a Philippine site with original fonts by Annie de la Vega [the site used to be called MadCaps]: Annifont, Alcohole, Sira (1998, handwriting), Addict, Chibrush (oriental simulation face), Durian Republik, Happy, Illustrator, Balotro, Book-Illustrator'sHandwriting, Dooling-Bold, Marilen, MiddleEarthNF-Medium, Sira, Stinkin-BoopFont, UppenArmsNF-Medium, Walang-K, Jeepney and Teenick. Anni will make your handwriting into a font for a "minimal" fee.
ArtistMike (real name unknown) designed Komica Halftone, Shaded Art Brush, Animal Letters, Gargoyle 11, YellowSub&Dings, Mickey Letters, Mickey Dings, Mickey Mouse Dings&Letters 3.0, Rooster Font, Scary Clowns, School Dings, PinUps, Scrolls Dings, MC Borders, MC Pinup, SandDaisy, ScaryClowns, Donald&Dings, ArtistMike.Orniments12, Sun Dingbats. Get the fonts by email. Logo to font and signature to font conversion service. [Google] [More] ⦿
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 face 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), 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), 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 (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, 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. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, 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 face Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other faces 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 face at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman), 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 face 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 typefoundry 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).
Company based in Sussex, UK, active ca. 2001: AtomicType is a distributor of the International TypeFounders library and CD-ROMs. Founded in 1995, ITF's goal is to provide a unique opportunity for the world's best independent small type foundries and typeface designers to display and distribute their fonts. Over 10,000 typefaces are available. Also some custom design work. [Google] [More] ⦿
I quote: The Handwriting People from Bijitec Pte Ltd has just released a free beta version handwriting software for Win CE PDAs. Named BijiWriter for CE, it is a multi-purpose software for P/PC, H/PC, H/PC Pro and Pocket PC. Powered by Biji Technology (a pending patent), BijiWriter for CE is not a handwriting recognition software. Thus you can draw any picture/symbols or write in any form, style or characters. It is especially useful for users who write ideograms such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean etc. The text you have written is saved using less storage space than image file through achieving a high compression ratio. You can also edit/cut/copy and paste your handwritten text. It is great for taking notes or shorthand on your PDA. BijiWriter also comes in Windows version. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swiss type designer from Interlaken who offers one beautiful free script font of his own hand, Excellentia (2005), and, earlier, of Excellentia in excelsis (2000). For 100 Swiss Francs, he will make your handwriting into a font. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Brian J. Bonislawsky
Commercial software from Sagittal Software Company in Brookline, MA. As they explain: "The ByHand Calligraphy and Handwriting Editor for Windows, a fully-functioning wordprocessor for calligraphy or your own personal handwriting. ByHand does not use or create new fonts. It is based on the new SagittalScript technology that draws characters exactly the way you do. It looks like human handwriting because it is human handwriting." [Google] [More] ⦿
Julia has a calligraphy service in New York City. She also seems to have some calligraphic and other handwriting fonts, and makes custom handwriting type. Font names on her site: Iva, Ethan, Beverly, Zachary, Laura, Pearl, Keifer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Specializing in celebrity signature fonts, this Arcadia, CA-based foundry (est. 2008) is run by Jose Jimenez (b. Costa Mesa, CA, 1963). MyFonts link. It sells the following typefaces: Nursery Rhyme Initials (2004), Hire Me (2009), American Presidents (2008: a collection of all 44 U.S. Presidential signatures including Barack Obama), Signers of the Declaration of Independence (2008: a collection of all 56 signers of America's Declaration of Indepdendence).
In 2009, they added Tough Dude (childish handwriting), Western Americana (famous signatures), and Coulant Classique (calligraphic).
In 2010, he created a mix of calligraphy and brush in Classic Cool, as well as an ordinary hand-printed Wet Pussycat, and the all caps faces Snowflake Drop Caps, Crumpled Parchment (grunge), Mauro Poggi Ornamental Caps, and Flowery Drop Caps. Lil'Punk (2010) is a grungy hand-printed face. 20th Century German (2010), Maurice Dufrene Initials (2010, art nouveau) and Sassa Mixed (2010, inspired by Swiss art from 1939) are ornamental caps faces.
First Ladies (2011) consists of signatures of first ladies. Parisian Ornamentals (2011) is an ornamental shadow caps face modeled after an alleged 1810 design by J. Gillé [ahem, Gillé died in 1789...]. Other 2011 designs: Landscape Alphabet, Hollywood Stars (signatures), American Revolution (signatures), American Authors.
In 2012, he published Cartoon Characters Vol. 1, Medieval Times (illuminated caps), Pretzel Dough, Cats (alphadings), Bellflower (Victorian caps), Florid Renaissance (floriated caps), Victorian Ornamentals, Griffith Initials, Mother's Hand, Art Deco Flowery Initials (which are Victorian or art nouveau, and not really art deco in my view), Santerini Initials (inspired by Italian hand-etched designs dating back to 1839), 19th Century American Initials (art nouveau ornamental caps), Godfrey Sykes Initials (inspired by the decorations of Godfrey Sykes, whose work was greatly influenced by that of Raphael and Michelangelo), Alphabet of Death (a series of Northern-Renaissance-style woodcut letters based on the work of Hans Holbein the Younger), Lombardia Illuminata (Lombardic ornamental capitals), Straight Angles, Body Art (silhouettes), Italian Gothic (a full set of decorative initials inspired by 16th-century Italian calligrapher Giovanni Battista Palatino), Letters And Lace (ornamental caps), 26 Flowers (floriated drop caps), Brushwork (oriental brush face), Sfondo Fiorito (flourished caps).
Typefaces from 2013: English Monarchs (signatures of British monarchs), Kitchen Utensils (ornamental caps), Devilish, Papillon Woodcuts (a digital revival of an ornate alphabet by French engraver Jean-Michel Papillon dating back to 1760).
Chad Johnson: handwriting service based in Houston. 50USD per font. Have your handwriting converted into a Macintosh or Windows font for $50 US. Sample TrueType fonts can be downloaded: Jeffrey, Jill, Lisa, Patricia and Steve. Service may have been discontinued. [Google] [More] ⦿
Chank Fonts -- Chankstore
Foundry in Minnesota run by "Chank", who has been making fonts since 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel from Minneapolis (Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere) is Chank, the prolific designer. He runs Chank Fonts with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his faces 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 is 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 faces:
At Ascender, where one can buy the mostly hand-printed faces 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).
Charles R. Anderson
There are two parts to this site which is associated with Miley Cyrus from Des Moines, IA. The first one deals with a 5 USD per font handwriting service based on templates. The other one is a free font foundry with about 80 original fonts. There is also a blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
Clark Riley Custom Font Design
Custom fonts between 500 and 1000 dollars per font. Examples include Cairo (famous free dingbat font), Orchids (flower dingbat font), PhonBaskewrtown (a phonetic font), and the Recycle dingbats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the comic book / chalk board font Whiteboard (2007). She is the designer of Heroes Font (2006, handprinted, made based on screenshots of the Heroes TV series; see also here) and House Whiteboard Font (2006). Commercial fonts include Spidery Elegance (2008) and Dausby (2012, based on a secretary's hand from the 1850s).
She also offers a commercial handwriting font service (40 USD), and has some free handwriting demo fonts from 2005-2006: Angela, Bob-H., Escribiente, Heroes-font, Kendall-j, Krusoe, Nongtung, R.-Bruce, Whiteboard, richie.
Fonts and dingbats for gamers by S. John Ross from Austin, TX, and Denver, CO. Typefaces include Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, organic sans), Growly Grin (2011), Powell and Geary (2011), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath, Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, codesigned with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, faces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.
Custom Cursive Handwriting Font Service by Darcy Baldwin
Cybertype (was: Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co))
Cybertype is Kevin Simpson's web presence. He used to run a site called the Western Commercial Arts Company (WCA Co). Kevin is a freelance designer in the East Berkshire, U.K. He used to do custom type design. His fonts include Dead Oak, Emphive, Stainless Steel, Faux, Fiftyfour, Jonathan, Optika, MrJones, Remington, Shel, Stewart, diGriz, Shel, Optika (hoowee!), Obscura (great target vision font), Stewart, Swiss92, Chatham, Eadwy, Jonathan, Hoopy Frood.
Software corporation based in Düsseldorf and Needham Heights, MA. From the web page: "DATA BECKER CORPORATION (www.databecker.com) is a privately held publisher of high-quality, value-priced computer software and books for the North American retail market. DATA BECKER CORPORATION, founded in 1999, joins its associate company, DATA BECKER GmbH&Co. KG (Düsseldorf, Germany), one of the leading publishers of computer software, books, and magazines throughout Europe. Together they form a worldwide publishing powerhouse with operations in every major consumer software market." "Your Handwriting/Mi Letra/Meine Handschrift" is a 20 USD utility that lets you transform your scanned handwriting (you need a scanner though) into a handwriting font (truetype). For PCs. It can also be used to create fonts. Alternate URL (CD ROM Meine Handschrift). Alternate URL. See also here, here and here. Data Becker also sells a cheap CD with 2500 truetype fonts called Goldene Serie Schriftenpaket.
British font service company located in London. They have barcodes, a handwriting and signature font service, and sell all famous font families. As an example, from 1992-1994, they made Garamond-No-100-Bold, Garamond-No-100-Italic, Garamond-No-100, Garamond-No-49-Bold-Italic, Garamond-No-49-Bold, Garamond-No-49-Italic, Garamond-No-49. One source claims that this Garamond family was made by Compugraphic and that Datascan merely changed the name in the font information field. Maybe that is the way its collection grew so mysteriously and quickly to thousands of fonts. And here is the beauty: each font is priced at 320 US dollars for a single user. There are 30,000 fonts listed. Their collection, on paper, can be had for 9.6 million US dollars. For five users, cost doubles. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Fleming Nalle
deFaced fonts (was Synergistic Designs)
Free and commercial original fonts in all formats by Stanley Roland Frantz from Santa Barbara, CA: Smelted, Sketched Out, Marko, LousyMarker, Pointy, Caligula, Penmanship Bminus, DingleBerries, Marky Marker, Stan'sHand, Kartoone, Sketchy (nice), Princess Lulu, Flak Jacket, Marked Up, Dreadlox, Alphamouse, Big Bottoms, Kartoone Solid, deFaced, Dingaling, Dirty Deco, BigTime, Sinead O'Connor, I Dunno, GetThePoint, LousyMarker, TheBlob, DreadLox, DreadLox CongoBongo I (1998), DreadLox Extra (1998), DreadLox Natty Dread (1998), DreadLox Rasta (1998), Blob. Does custom font design work. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Archive of pre-1996 fonts and font software. Has refont, Orienteering Control Description TrueType Font, three signature making pieces of software, Supersigno (software for creating Esperanto fonts), and Inuit1.00. [Google] [More] ⦿
Dirk Rullkötter AGD (Werbung + Design)
Shockwave/flash site. OK, custom type design by Dirk Rullkötter, who designed the fonts Cluster, Grime Day and Code Base. Handwriting/signature font service. Beautiful web page, but a time sink. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Radisic's font services: signature fonts, logo fonts, handwriting fonts. Custom fonts. Also web design. Great web page, by the way! Some fonts: BoxClever (free), CoffeeRing, DensLEDs, EuroSymbols, FutureSky, OutlinedOutline, RoundAndAbout. [Google] [More] ⦿
Elfring Soft Fonts
Gary Elfring's company in Wasco, IL. Art Deco fonts (shareware): Baha (1992), Broad Avenue, Hafnium, Haman Bold, Narcosis Oblique, Neaten, Orange Oblique, Ramose Oblique, Totem, Zyme Oblique, all adaptations of well-known fonts. Bar Codes, MICR, Signatures, plus online ordering of popular TrueType fonts and clip art. A demo version of 10 script fonts (Aristocrat, Blush, ESF Elite Light, Grandam, Hotpress, Jessica, Old English, Saffron, Tech Bold, Zap Charles) can be found here. A 200-TrueType collection sold for 50USD. Check printing fonts, including Mic-EarthNormal (1992). About 25 fonts are here: AdrianneNormal, ApexCondensed-Oblique, BlackChanceryNormal, CoronetNormal, Dalith, ESFEliteNormal, Emir, Expiry-Oblique, Expiry, GrangeCaps-Oblique, GrangeCaps, Hafnium-Oblique, Hafnium, Harbor-Oblique, Hartebeest, Hasp, Hesitate, Jayhawk, JayhawkExpand-Oblique, JayhawkExpand, Jetty-Oblique, Jetty, Jevons-Oblique, Jevons, Jocund-Oblique, Jocund, Josephine-Oblique, Josephine, Josiah-Oblique, Josiah, Kansas-Oblique, Kansas, Kaufman, Kermis-Oblique, Kilung-Oblique, Lackey-Oblique, Lackey, Lactam-Oblique, Lactam, Langur, Lazar-Oblique, Lazar, Ligand, Liquid-Crystal, Liquid-CrystalOblique, Lunatic-Oblique, Narcosis, Nonage, OldEnglishNormal, Orange-Oblique, Orange, Pavis-Oblique, Pavis, Quintly, Rankle-Oblique, Rankle, Saccule-Oblique, Saccule, Tarunda, Totem, ZapChanceNormal, Zwieback-Oblique, Zwieback, Zyme-Oblique, Zyme. An oriental simulation face, EchoCaps (1995), is here. Dafont carries some of their free fonts, including the futuristic face Earth (1992). Barcode subpage with commercial barcodes for 2/5, 2/5 interleaved, 3/9, 93, 128, PostNet, EAN and UPC-A. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ellinor Maria Rapp
Emerald City Fontworks
Run by Steven Lundeen from Seattle, ECF does customized handwriting / signature / company logo fonts, for 39 dollars per font. Shareware and freeware fonts, such as Augie, Codex, Decadence, Intimacy, Intimacy Deux, JD (1997, handwriting font), Movieola, Spanky's Bungalow (1997), Syriac, the beautiful handwriting face TallPaul (1997), Teen Spirit, Curtain Call, Stillframes, Birds A, Webster. ECF also makes your handwriting into a font. They offer some clipart fonts of the first quality. There are three mollusk fonts, three musical instrument fonts, three insect fonts, three reptile fonts and four mythology fonts, for example! Some of the clipart fonts are free. Handwriting fonts like j.d., Augie, Skeetch and TallPaul are well worth a try. Display freeware fonts include Crowns and Coronets (dingbats), Decadence, Intimacy, Codex and the Spanky family. Many fonts have both T1 and TT versions for both Mac and Windows. The shareware fonts are of the display type, like Moonpie, Puzzleface, Thump, Sputnyk, KingsCourt, Festus, Daddio, Chester Shag, King's Court, the Pookie family, and a knot font.
Sylvie Peladeau's company in Ottawa creates custom fonts, primarily logo, handwriting and signature fonts for corporations to integrate with mail merge campaigns, office automation, fax software, and web pages. [Google] [More] ⦿
E-Typography (or: Fontz)
E-Typography specializes in symbol fonts, such as Haz Chem, Calendar 2000, Flags, Pirate Flags, Union Jack, US Army Badges, Medi Badge. Free demo fonts. Signature font service: from 60USD per signature, logos from 100USD, portrait font from 100USD. An earlier version of these pages had another freebie, the picture font Motorbikez. Everything else cost 255 USD per font. Helen J. Hunt made four handwriting fonts, Scribble Black, HJH Curled, Cabra and Cabra 2, that are not different from the hundreds that flood the internet. Her Xanon2 is slightly better. Another designer, "Mike", was working on Ace, Tankz, and Titanic. [Google] [More] ⦿
At High Logic in the Netherlands, Erwin Denissen (who is based near Utrecht) has developed a font editor called Font Creator. No type 1 support. Windows only. At some point, Font Creator switched from shareware to payware. It also added Scanahand, a Windows tool for making handwriting into a font. His CV reads: Erwin Denissen started his career as an employee at ICT Automatisering, mainly working with Delphi. About two years later he switched to Bolesian were he made a move to Java software development. When Bolesian was eaten by it's big sister Capgemini in 2001, Erwin Denissen continued to work with Java. After several successful projects, and moving from software engineer to software designer to project leader, he decided to quit his job and fully focus on his own company High-Logic, he started back in 1997 as a graduate project. As an independent software vendor, Erwin Denissen strives to continue developing new and innovative products for the world-wide typography market. Right now High-Logic has three products, a font editor, a font manager and a font generator. In March 2008 Erwin Denissen acquired MyTools.com, including 8 products. In July 2008 yourfonts.com was launched as an online font generation service. More fonts related utilities are expected soon. [Google] [More] ⦿
Australian signature font service for 15USD, and handwriting font service for 40 to 50USD. One font made with this software is Grrlyfont (2002). Free fonts here include Jane Doe, John Doe and Scruffy. Other services include FontGrinder (14.95 USD font making service based on a template), and Bingdat (dingbat making service, also based on a template). [Google] [More] ⦿
Launched at the end of August 2009 by Håkon Bertheussen, this was a truly free font generation service---the users own the generated fonts, and there are no commercial interests behind the scenes. Some minor improvements are being implemented. It looked and felt like the popular YourFonts, which is not free. Håkon Bertheussen is a design engineer at Atmel, Trondheim, Norway. He runs Bertheussen IT. A list of examples of fonts made with Fontcapture.
Update in May 2010: Amazingly, Fontcapture is now being redirected to Yourfonts (where one has to pay 10 dollars for the same service). Maybe Fontcapture became too popular. But the redirection makes me think that Bertheussen could be bought after all. So here is an opportunity for hackers: imitate the Fontcapture experiment, offer a free service for a year, and then cash in. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontifier is a 9USD handwriting font service (was free for its first month only) by David Johnson-Davies, who runs Human-Computer Interface Ltd in Cambridge, UK. One submits a GIF-format scan of a properly filled out template. Fontifier then analyzes a sample of each letter of the GIF version of the template, and constructs a character outline. The result is a standard truetype font. Comments at Typographica. Heinrich Lipschka reports that it made a grunge font from Noga. It sure looks like the low dpi requested (75 to 100) leads to jaggies and a severe loss of information. List of fonts made with this software. Fontifier tips. [Google] [More] ⦿
Company located in Washington State. Scrapbooking font style company with commercial curly handwriting and doodling fonts by Bannerwoman, Blushbutter, Carrie Stephens, Dianne Rigdon, Meredith Fenwick, Mindy Terasawa, Miss Tiina, Sara Carling, Sausan Designs, Scrappy Cats Designs, and Shabby Princess. Free Fontologie fonts: mtf_sketchie (2007, Miss Tiina), Taylor_Mackenzie (2007, Kristie Matthews), SVD_WilderThings (2007, Stephanie Victoria Designs), SVD JoyFilled (2007, Stephanie Victoria Designs), Doodle Dance (2008), Messy Bessy (2008), Free Refill (2008), Printing Primer (2008), Wiggle Worm (2008), Weathered (2008), Vintage Press (2008), Uptown Girl (2008), Textura (2008), PS I Love You (2008), Howie's Stamps (2008), Giggles and Giggles Small Caps (2008), Empty Wrapper (2008), Dippity Dots (2008), YS Frakleberry (2008), TS Traci (2008), TS Webchyk (2008), TS Wendy (2008), Antique (2008), MF Funkalicious (2008), Hallway Graffiti (2008), Journal Away (2008) and Jacki's Hand (2007, Jacki Steinkamp). All are handprinted. Font making service: 35 dollars for a full font. All fonts sold since November 2007 at The Shabby Shoppe. These include the grunge faces Howie's Stamps, Wiggle Worm, Empty Wrapper and Vintage Press. Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontomania (or: Fontilizer)
Omer Agiv (Fontomania) made freeware Latin, Hebrew and dingbat fonts such as Amraheb, Electroni, Jumang, Krashim-signs, LironAgiv, Moshe, Outline, Samurai, Samuraiheb, Sunnyday, Transport, Worms, arrow, boards, bw, dotty, goggles, krashim, leaves, nuni, nurit, wood-sticks, Dinorific, omerh.
Some fonts are commercial. Personal handwriting font service for 55USD (Latin, Hebrew or Arabic). Personal signature for 10USD. Some commercial fonts at 8 to 12 dollars, such as Smily, Cookie (curly), Orenh (handwriting), Geometry, Tal, Jifa, Sun, Hairy, ABC, Chains, Liner, Chinese, Arak, Parkinson, Papio, Tropical Sickness and IceSticks.
The free and commercial Hebrew fonts include the Tapuach package (8 fonts).
Fontomania also sells the 13-font 44 USD-"Silver Collection" on CD.
Free handwriting font download: Janet Luther.
FontPanda (Los Angeles, CA) offers a free font making service via scans of templates. There is a subpage of fonts made by them. This service started in July 2012. The fonts are on the web site for a few days.
Typefaces from 2014: Chicken Scratch, Travis Sans MS, Teenishly Beautiful, White Bear Lake, Supernova, BigHonk Handwriting, Dave The Eagle, Chips & Salsa, Treat Yo Self, Light of the world, Stretchy Pants, Hermes Epoca, Torpedo Empire (old typewriter font), Ripper, Bailey Bowers.
Typefaces from 2013: Happy Pappy, I am Seventeen, Jason Sharpie, Serif Sketch, Asdf, QJae, Kimmun, Everything Rhymes with Orange, Jennilyn's Everyday, Tickets to Elton John, Simply Lin, Black Jack (fat finger font), I Eat Crayons, Wrtty, Sajid, Weaselbee Beans, Hammer, Jimmy Flashcard, Stampede, Spooky Spiders, Scrawl, Lavalamp, Pizza by Alfredo, Marmelade Toast, Morning Coffee, Zack and Sarah, Pinky Promise, Shipwreck, Indigo Unicor (hand-printed), Madman (fat finger font), Soft Script (an elegant über-curly script), Sugarpie, West Coast, Jenny Penny, Ordinary Day, Little Miss Wonderful, No Other Name, Swagmasta, Marivi Handwriting, Black beauty, Circular Quay, Stamping Nico, Loose Typewriter, Minneapolis, Perpetua Evenity, Mockup, Dizzy Does It, Heina's Hurry, Inkyflutterby.
The typefaces from 2012 include: Pen2, Alice Oranges, Daydreamer, Sparkly Lights, Rags to Riches, Lauvik, Lighthouse, Slippery Dip, Chicken Scratch, Straight and Narrow, Christmas Gift, Light at the end, Upcycled Mama, Violety Crumble, Minnie Mousse, The Toadfrog, Enchanted Castle, Chase's Sketch, Bee Burts, Think Thick, Enchanted Castle, Kristen always not so normal, Elmo, Dina's Handwriting, Fall is still like summer, Lemonjuice, I Still Believe, Iced Latte, Snow White, McEnneking, Lara Prints Bold, Lara Prints, Laura's Letters, Casual Perfectionist, Capitol Chase, Jeans Font, Paresh, Skitser Swift, B-McE, Top of the world, Skitser Square, Santa Barbara, Zay, Skitser Cartoon, Skitser Marker, Skitster Fineliner, Charlotte, Yafont, Fancy Nancy, Swan, Beehives are sticky, Little Bird, Ginjah Ninjah, Aye Bay Bay, The Joynt, Afromatic, Allen, Typo (old typewriter), Innocent, DH Hand Scribblies, Crae, Kiki, Distinctly Dan, Jorgieporgiepuddinpie, Megaink, The Hand of Tes, Rithondinmin, Alain Perso, Slim Jim, Wisdom is better, Betsilicious, My Derp Handwriting, Love You Heaps, College RA, Rich's Riting, AaaaaalRock, Joshie, Lo Style, Ishwar, Straight Up Zody, Calli Girl, Josie1, AllieO, FunkyPunky, Mariposa, Nic's Handwriting, Mari's Handwriting, Hanna Handwriting, KSA Font.
Move over Fontifier. This site offers a free handwriting font service based on a JPG image of the letters. Fonts that are finished are mailed back and/or put in a downloadable library. Right now, these handwriting fonts can be downloaded: PeaJamie*B*WakeUpFishy!, PeaJamie, PeaJane, PeaJaneInAHurry, PeaJanelle, PeaJannda, PeaJay, PeaJean, PeaJeanScript, PeaJeannieScript, PeaJenna, PeaJennifer, PeaJenny, PeaJennyRoman, PeaJennyScript, PeaJess, PeaJessi, PeaJessica, PeaJo, PeaJoanikeHandschrift, PeaJohanna, PeaJohannaScript, PeaJohannaScript, PeaJoraanstad, PeaJordan, PeaJulie, PeaK*Rayn, PeaKareen, PeaKaren'sDoodles, PeaKaren'sPrint, PeaKaren'sScript, PeaKari, PeaKarlee, PeaKarynsig, PeaKassidy, PeaKate, PeaKathryn, PeaKathy, PeaKatie, PeaKatieH, PeaKatieJo, PeaKatieShea, PeaKawai, PeaKel'sBelles, PeaKelly, PeaKellyJelly, PeaKellyThin, PeaKenny, PeaKerstin, PeaKikiDoodles, PeaKiley, PeaKim, PeaKimberly, PeaKristen, PeaKristin, PeaKristinA, PeaKristy, PeaKyKy, PeaKylie, PeaLacy, PeaLacyChunky, PeaLadybug, PeaLaura, PeaLauryn, PeaLazyLlama, PeaLeanna, PeaLeighLeigh, PeaLian, PeaLianScript, PeaLillindy, PeaLindsey, PeaLindseyUnicase, PeaLis, PeaLisa, PeaLissa, PeaLittle-Ducky, PeaLiz, PeaLouWho, PeaLuv-2-Scrapbook, PeaLuvHollyWood, PeaLuzel, PeaLyndal, PeaMEllybO0, PeaMadsen, PeaMakana, PeaMandy, PeaMarcie'sSkinnyPrint, PeaMarcie'sSkinnyScript, PeaMarcie, PeaMarcieScript, PeaMariella, PeaMartha, PeaMary-Katie, PeaMary-KatieSkinny, PeaMary, PeaMegan, PeaMegeletto, PeaMelanie, PeaMeli, PeaMelissa, PeaMichelle, PeaMimi, PeaMinna, PeaMique, PeaMiqueBold, PeaMissMary, PeaMissy, PeaMissyCursive, PeaMissywithaMarker, PeaMonica, PeaMoreThanThis, PeaMuggy'sGirl, PeaMurphy, PeaMushi, PeaMystie, PeaMystieCaps, PeaMystieUnicase, PeaNancy, PeaNatalie, PeaNatosha, PeaNeek, PeaNeffer, PeaNic, PeaNicScript, PeaNicki, PeaNicole, PeaNinh, PeaNoa, PeaNoodles, PeaOlson, PeaPatti, PeaPaula, PeaPaulaPepin, PeaPayton, PeaPitts, PeaPosey, PeaProchazka, PeaProtani, PeaQuinn, PeaRachael, PeaRain, PeaRanda, PeaRatchette, PeaRebecca, PeaReese, PeaRenee, PeaRighton, PeaRigsby, PeaRiley, PeaRobotStrong, PeaRoniScript, PeaRosie, PeaSadie, PeaSam, PeaSara, PeaSaraPrint, PeaSaraScript, PeaSarahCute, PeaSarahLynne, PeaSarahQuick, PeaSarahloo, PeaScrapBrandy, PeaScrapBrandyThin, PeaSean, PeaSeelekish, PeaShannon, PeaShelley, PeaShelleyThin, PeaShirley, PeaSimone, PeaSoLovely, PeaSoniablu, PeaSqueaker, PeaStacy'sDoodleScript, PeaStacy'sDoodles, PeaStacy'sNewDoodles, PeaStacy, PeaStacyElizabeth, PeaStacyFancy, PeaStacyTunibug, PeaStarStar, PeaSteele, PeaStefanieva, PeaSteph, PeaSteve, PeaSue'sPrint, PeaSummerFunkyness, PeaSummerSweetness, PeaSuperamy, PeaSusan, PeaSusela, PeaSusieTrees, PeaSwimmy, PeaSwimmyScript, PeaTammi, PeaTammy, PeaTana, PeaTangee, PeaTara, PeaTawni, PeaTequilaMockingbird, PeaTheresa, PeaTimesNewCamileon, PeaTiphanie, PeaTisha'sDoodles, PeaTisha, PeaTonya, PeaTraci, PeaTracy, PeaValerie, PeaWalker, PeaWeenie, PeaWhinney, PeaWhinneySkinney, PeaXOXOfromKaren, PeaYarYar, PeaZobrist, Peacammi-pea, PeakevinandamandaFunky, PeakevinandamandaHandwriting, Peasdflenner, kevinandamanda.com. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Company located in Fareham, Hampshire, UK, and (possibly) run by David Gibbins. 150 truetype-font collection: go here, here, here, here, here, and here. The 150 fonts have no copyright information other than the date, 2001. Here are the names of this collection: Aston-Italic, Aston, AstonPoster, Barker, Bentine, Brancusi-Italic, Brancusi, Burns, ButlerCaps, Cambridge-Bold, Cambridge-BoldItalic, Cambridge-Italic, Cambridge, CambridgeOpen, Chaplin, Charterhouse-Bold, Charterhouse, Cleese, Constable, Cooke, Corbett, CorpusChristi-Bold, CorpusChristi-Italic, CorpusChristi, Crosby, DaVinci, Dali, Degas, Dodd, Donnatello, Durham-Bold, Durham-Italic, Durham, DurhamPoster-Bold, DurhamPoster-Italic, Edinburgh-Bold, Edinburgh-BoldItalic, Edinburgh-Italic, Edinburgh, Epstein, EpsteinFat, Eton-Italic, Eton, Exeter-Bold, Exeter-Italic, Exeter, Formby, Gainsborough, Gauguin, Gilbert, Gordonstoun-Bold, Gordonstoun-Italic, Gordonstoun, Hancock, Hardy, Harrow-Bold, Harrow-BoldItalic, Harrow-Italic, Harrow, Harvard-Bold, Harvard, Hepworth-Bold, Hepworth, Hope, Keaton, KebleBlack, KebleBoldOutline, KebleCondensed, KebleCondensedBlack, KebleCondensedLight, Keele-Bold, Keele, KingsCollege-Bold, KingsCollege-Italic, KingsCollege, Laurel, Leighton, LeightonCondensed, LeightonExtended, Lloyd, Manet, Marceau, Marlborough-Bold, Marlborough, Matisse, Michaelangelo, Miller, Millfield, Milligan-Bold, Milligan-BoldItalic, Milligan-Italic, Milligan, Miro, Monet, Moore, Morecambe, Peterhouse-Bold, Peterhouse-BoldItalic, Peterhouse-Italic, Peterhouse, Picasso, PicassoLite, Pollock, Pryor, QueensCollege-Bold, QueensCollege-BoldItalic, QueensCollege-Italic, QueensCollege, Raphael, Rembrandt, Rodin, Roedean-Bold, Roedean, Rubens, Secombe, Sellers, Seurat, Sorbonne-Bold, Sorbonne-BoldItalic, Sorbonne-Italic, Sorbonne, StAnnes-Italic, StAnnes, StPauls-Bold, StPauls, Stowe, Sykes, ToulouseLautrec, Turner, Upminster-Bold, Upminster, VanGogh, Verrochio, Warhol, WarholHeavy, WarholLight, Warwick-Bold, Warwick-BoldItalic, Warwick-Italic, Warwick, Wellington, WellingtonHeavy, Winchester-Bold, Winchester-Italic, Winchester, Wisdom, Wise, Yale-Bold, Yale-Italic, Yale. This free font collection may or may not be produced in agreement with Qualitype. Commercial font services, including barcode solutions (about 500 USD for Barcode2000, which includes 3 of 9, Code 93, Interleaved 2 of 5, EAN/UPC, MSI/Plessey, Code 128, Codabar, MICR/E13B, CMC-7&USPS Barcode, and OCR A, OCR B, Letter Gothic, Line Draw&the Euro Currency Symbol) and TrueType logo and signature fonts (200 USD per font in 6 weights). Sells Barcode Assistant. Free barcode demo fonts. Free copy of Fontaware (Windows 3.1 font management). Free font recognition service. Font vendor for Bitstream. Barcodes sold:
Peter is a German designer, born in 1981. Peter Fritzsche's company is called Formfound. For a cool 900 Euros, he will make you one style of a font.
Purchasable fonts: Corpuscare (unicase, monoline, organic), Hitch (unicase), Flora (unicase) and Finesse. At DaFont, one can download his font FormFound.Com, which is a grunged up version of a typeface by Hans Reichel, 1996, but also Corpuscare, Flora, Finesse and Hitch. He also made Sliced Juice (2007, a sketch face) and the beautiful folded paper-look Origami (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
G. Alex Gonzalez
George Mok (P.O. Box 1918, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T5J 2P3) will make a free TrueType signature font. Just send him your signature or picture on a sample sheet. Full functional fonts for 30 dollars. [Google] [More] ⦿
Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)
A type designer from Santa Cruz, CA (and now Oakland, CA), Matt Chisholm (Glyphobet; was: mattt's fonts) created mainly handwriting and display fonts. He obtained a BA in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. All his fonts were initially free---these included MRPHONE1, MRPHONE2, MRPHONE3, MRPHONE4, MRPHONEAlternates, CheckerHat, EverydayFont (Roland Berger, 1994), Flow (1994, with Roland Berger), JRandomC, KozmicJaggedHands, LEADvilleASTROnautInline, LEADvilleASTROnautSystem (retro futuristic), LettersLaughingDissectionandDestruction, LettersLaughingattheirExecution, LettersLaughingbyQuantizedandCalibrated, Matttschain, Matttsrope, Matttsstring, Matttsthread, Matttswire, OvialCaps (Rutherford Gong, 1996; scanned by Matt Chisholm), Ovial, Pixel, PsychoticElephantHeadline, PsychoticElephantText, RubbingFont (1995, with Susan Wilson, 1995), Shark (a powerful and original roman/blackletter hybrid revised in 2007), SirFigGothick, SwissCheesed, ToBeContinued (Alex Chisholm, 1996), Underlapped, DisorganizedCockroach, Ripple, SerpentKnotform.
In 2010, he set up shop at MyFonts as Glyphobet. His fonts there include the bewitched Zenith (2010), Ljubljana (2010), Haylurker (2010), and the experimental Breuckelen (2010). Anadolu (2010) was inspired by the distinct style of sign lettering in rural Turkey.
Lisa Johns from Orlando, FL, runs Graphx Edge Fonts, a foundry in Altamonte Springs, FL, offering "high quality pictorial fonts". Their 250-odd collection is surely not made from scratch, especially not their body, script and display fonts. One used to be able to find four great free dingbats here: GE Nautica, GE Zoom, GE Zodiac, GE Holiday Sampler. In the Font Services section, they will make custom pictorial, signature (10USD), or logo (20USD) truetype fonts. For 20 USD, get also packages of 20 fonts such as Absolute Fun Fonts, Absolute Dingbats (60 dingbats, 129USD) or Absolute Script Fonts. Now also called ScriptFonts.Com. Alternate site. Deco fonts, a collection of 4 dingbat fonts for 30 USD. Alternate URL. At this archive, you can find the following fonts: GEBanners, GEClipz, GEComedy, GECurviture, GEElegantScript, GEFiestaMarquee, GEFleet, GEFreeForm, GEFrills, GEGlob, GEHandyScript, GEMontage, GENervousTwitch, GERomanesse, GESheerScript. Partial list of dingbats: GEAngels (I to III), GECarouselHorses, GECelticArt, GEChineseArt, GEChristmasJoy, GEComicalChristmas, GECurviture, GEEdibles, GEEgyptianArt, GEElementsofNature (I and II), GEFloralStencils, GEHolidaySampler, GEIttyBittys, GEJapaneseArt, GEMerryChristmas, GENativeAmericanArt, GENautica, GEOutToSea, GEPennsylvaniaDutch (I and II), GESheerScript, GESnowmen, GESpringtime, GEStorybookTales, GEWhimsicalAnimals (I to IV), GEWildKingdom, GEZodiac, GEZoom. Another alias: Megadownloads. At Joz's Smallwares, you may find Fleet, Romanesse, Frills, Free Form and Comedy, Curviture, Elegant Script, Handy Script, Montage and Sheer Script, Fiesta Marquee, Nervous Twitch, Banners, Clipz and Glob. The list of fonts is long:
Handwritten font service run by FontShop. They say the quality is better than that of Fontifier but (1) the price is 249 US dollars (versus 10), and (2) you have to wait up to 4 weeks (versus a few minutes). Fontcapture and other competing services are even free. This page has an example of a font by Lita Mikrut Franco called Ventana de Dia (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris' Colorado Springs, CO-based foundry sells five fonts designed by himself, SignPix (1, 2, 3, 4), Earth Font One (1993), PictographOne (1996), and Strasbourg through Fonthaus and Agfa/Monotype. It specializes in tourist and road signs. Harris Design will turn your logo into a (TTF or type 1) font. List of fonts.
Jim Harris made the old shareware fonts Bellerose (1992, an avant-garde face: poster by Benbouzid Fatim-Zohra), Mazama, Premium Thin, RhyoliteVertical (1990) and Andesite (1991) which can be found on many archives.
UK's Tom Oldfield (b. Yorkshire) designed some free fonts and a few commercial ones: Bokken, Creole, Dimbaza, Extrema, Gasoline, Quorn, Litany, Whiplash, Hombre BT (2004, a sketched face done at Bitstream), Jerk Chicken BT (2007, blotty handwriting), Nostromo, Reaper BT Roman (2002, a font for cemeteries) and Chicken BT.
150 UK pound custom font making service.
In 2005, he reorganized things, and his catalog is as follows. Freeware fonts include Blotto, Incised, Chunk, JustFiveMins, all destructionist faces. Shareware faces: Shrivel, Shrapnel, Mello (stencil), Rabid. Commercial faces:
Helen J. Hunt
Foundry located in Yorkly, DE. House Industries is run by Rich Roat and Andy Cruz with designer Ken Barber as Typography Director. Originally founded in 1993 by principals Andy Cruz and Rich Roat, House Industries has grown into a studio which sells unique display typography, illustration and design services, and, most recently, clothing and accessories. Fonts sell for 50 USD per face, and about 175 USD for ten. Many of the faces are grungy or special effect fonts, and all font names have the word "house" in them, as in the graffiti font Phathouse. Custom font service available. Alternate URL. Free fonts: United Stencil, House Slant, SpaceAgeRound.
Type designers: Andy Cruz (Warehouse, Roughouse), Allen Mercer, Ken Barber, Jeremy Dean, Kristen Faulkner, Nicole Michels, David Coulson, Tal Leming, Ben Kiel.
The early typefaces by House include Neutra (2002, a 30-weight stylish architectural sans family named after architect Richard Neutra), Global Font (renamed to Bullet), the Chalet Paris, New York, London and Tokyo font families (in versions called 60s, 70s and 80s), the Simian font collection (2001: OrangUtan, Chimpanzee, Gorilla, Sacred Scroll).
In 2003, they released the Shag Collection, which includes Shagbats, Exotica, Mystery and Lounge. Andy Cruz designed Roughouse (1993) and Printhouse (1994), and co-designed Spookhouse and HauntedHouse in 1996 with David Coulson. House published House (2004, Gestalten Verlag), a 240-page specimen book. Also in 2004, they released five faces based on the lettering of Ed Benguiat: Ed Interlock (1400 ligatures), Ed Roman (animated bounce), Ed Script, Ed Gothic andi Bengbats.
In 2005, they started digitizing the PhotoLettering collection, which they had acquired in 2003. This will be done in partnership with Christian Schwartz and Erik van Blokland. They published Holiday Gothic, Holiday Sans and Holiday Script in the same year.
In 2006, the 105-font family United was published. The six-weight Luxury family, also done in 2006, contains three serif text weights called Luxury Text, as well as three display faces, called Platinum (art deco), Gold, and Diamond (all caps with triangular serifs). They were designed by Christian Schwartz and Dino Sanchez.
In 2007, we welcome Burbank, a large casual and quirky sans family, and Blaktur, a blackletter face which an award for display face at TDC2 2008. The lively signpainting faces Studio Lettering Sable, Studio Lettering Slant and Studio Lettering Swing also won awards in that competition. Show and Tell is their blog.
In 2009, the low-to-zero contrast Alexander Girard family was published. It consists of Girard Sky, Girard Script, Girard Display, Girard Sansusie and Girard Slab in many weights and styles. It was created by Laura Meseguer based on the lettering used to announce the textile designs that Alexander Girard did for Herman Miller in 1955.
Additions in 2010 include Eames Century Modern (+Poster Numerals, Cover Numerals, Thin, Ornaments, Stencil, +Black Stencil), a 26-style family of medium-to-low contrast modern typefaces in the Clarendon mode that feature nifty tricks on the ligature side---jointly developed by Erik van Blokland and House Industries. Blacktur is a blackletter family.
In 2012, House Industries was busy digitizing typefaces from the Photo-Lettering collection. This led to Worthe Numerals (fat didone numbers), Norton Tape (by Kimberly Winder, based on the stencil paperfold typeface Norton Tape by S.E. Norton). [Google] [More] ⦿
Foundry based in Madison, WI, that sells most of its fonts, such as IMXSdes1, IMXSbuildings, IMXSdoors. Free fonts include IMXSarrows (1999), IMXStypew (1999, typewriter font), IMXSsym1 (1999), IMXSflares (1999). Logo truetype font service (20 USD). [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris
Joe Finocchiaro Design
Joe Finocchiaro runs a corporate identity studio in New York, and specializes in custom typeface, symbol and logo design. His corporate font families include Roma 2002, the sans serif Ernst and Young family (1999), Air Canada (1994), the sans serif font Etna (2002), the sans serif family Largo (2002), a stencil font for the Performing Arts Center of Greater Miami (1999, based on Futura), the CHW font (1997) for Catholic Healthcare West (serif), Cargill (1994), the beautiful flared sans serif Wunderman Cato Johnson (1997), the PNC font (1993, for the PNC Bank, based on Fry's Baskerville, 1768), the Lincoln Life font (1994, in all-caps style like Bank Gothic), the Scotiabank corporate alphabet, the serifed Clinique (1997) for Clinique Laboratories Inc, Colgate (1993, based on Eras), the didone font Formica (1996), the didone family Tiffany, Tiffany Numerals, Tiffany SmallCaps (2000) for Tiffany&Co, the condensed sans family Schlumberger (1998), the sans family Orazio (2002), a logotype for Iberia (1997) and Univers AirService (1997), The NewYorkTimes (2000, a logo-matching typeface), some type for Avis (1999). He cleaned up the Cunard typeface (by Eric Gill), the Arthur Andersen typeface (1999) and the Deloitte Touche corporate typeface. Joe accepted money from the unscrupulous polluter Monsanto, the Sultan Bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud Foundation and the crooks at Arthur Andersen. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kate Ferrara Design [was: KFD Digital Goods]
Kate Ferrara (KFD Digital Goods, Kate Ferrara Design, or just KFD) is located in Harrisburg, PA. She created many commercial fonts, which she marketed via Creative Market [dead link].
Her typefaces include Line (inline sans), Winter (connected fat script), Quadrant (quarter circle-based stencil face), Avenue, Surf (+Light), Ferrara, Skinny, Rounder, Bleacher, Captain, Chill, City, Craft, House, Illuminate, Midwest, River, Sale (signage script), Shipment, Slabsketch, Slice, Smooth, Tilt, Squeeze, Production, Social Circle (icons).
Well over 500 original designs by Ray Larabie formerly from from Port Credit/Mississauga, Ontario, but now in Nagoya, Japan. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Another URL. Another URL. Fontsy link.
Ray Larabie's fonts were originally free. The site was discontinued in the summer of 2001. Ray Larabie started a second life in his new commercial foundry, Typodermic, which opened in the Autumn of 2001.
The following fonts are free: Blue Highway (1996-2011, based on American road signs, +Linocut), Strenuous, Shlop (2001, blood drip font), Tofu, Electoral Blue, Embargo, Lunaurora, MarqueeMoon, President Gas (nice stencil font), Motorcade, Overload, Baltar (2010), Dignity of Labour (1999), DirtyBakersDozen (1998, military stencil), Mufferaw (2000), Kimberley (2002), Typodermic, Mexcellent (2000, a great triline and 3D face), Minya (old typewriter font), PulseState, Quinquefoliate, Yadou, Para-Aminobenzoic, Hydrogen Whiskey, Metal Lord (an Iron Maiden font made in 1996), Golden Girdle, DazzleShips, Kredit, Minisystem, Boron, RiotAct, GlazKrak (1996), SoRunDown (1997; visions of Detroit in 2010), YellowPills, Fake Receipt, Tinsnips, Lucky Ape, Bailey's Car, Icicle Country, Home Sweet Home, Let's Eat, Giant Tigers, RoboKoz, Snidely, Xtra-Flexi-Disc, Fluoride Beings, Field Day Filter, Bramalea Beauty (1998), Braeside Lumberboy (stencil font), Oliver's Barney, Rothwell, Fragile Bombers, Yawnovision, Superheterodyne, Massive Retaliation, Instant Tunes, Neurochrome, Xenowort, Balcony Angels, Neuropol Deluxe, Quadaptor, Deftone Stylus, Lady Starlight, LetterSet, Map of You, First Blind, Larabiefont (monospaced, 1999), Monofonto (monospaced, 1999), Orange kid, Thiamine (1999), Green Fuzz, Gunplay (stencil font), Mail Ray Stuff, Walshes Outline, Mississauga, Union city blue, Carbon Phyber (1999-2009), Carbon Block, Plain Cred, First Blind, Walshes, Credit river, Dendritic Voltage, Neuropolitical, Poke, Port Credit, Lesser Concern, Kustom Kar, Mold Papa, Kleptocracy, Blue Highway D, Hots, Coolvetica, Holy Smokes, Chinese Rocks, sudbury Basin, Lilliput steps, Hurontario, Participants, Adriator (1999), Airmole (2000), Airmole Antique (2000), Ethnocentric, Biting My Nails, Biting Outline, Dyspepsia, Vanilla Whale, Libel Suit, Effloresce, BeatMyGuest, DreamOrphans, EffloresceAntique, EnnobledPet, Euphorigenic, EyeRhyme, GotNoHeart, Hamma Mamma Jamma (1998), Octoville, PlainCred1978, Plasmatic, RadiosinMotionHard, Densmore (a modern stencil font), RadiosinMotion (a morse font), Sexsmith, ShouldveKnown, ShouldveKnownShaded, 20thCenturyFontItalic, Counterscraps, Cretino, Crystal Radio Kit, Duality, Echelon (1999, + Italic), Effloresce, Fabian, KenyanCoffee, MinyaNouvelle, OliversBarney, Oil Crisis (2002, car dingbats), SybilGreen (2000), Tork (2000), Degrassi, Vibrocentric, Rafika (stencil font), Berylium, Pakenham, Steelfish (see here), Bullpen, Almonte Woodgrain, Sandoval, Sappy Mugs (2002, mugshots), Colourbars, Unispace, Urkelian (1998), Subpear, Stasmic, StreetCred (1998), Zekton Dots, Vademecum, Vectroid (2000), Zeroes One (1999).
The early commercial fonts at Typodermic included Amienne (2004, brush script), Asterisp (named Aplha through Iota, asterisks, 2000), Bomr (2002), Jillican, Tank (2004, an octagonal face), Telidon Ink and Wyvern. Rare Larabie fonts. Mass download. Direct access to some fonts. Noteworthy is that Neuropol is the font in the official logo of the 2006 Olympic Winter Games. Roxio's new Easy Media Creator 7 includes 36 updated Ray Larabie freeware fonts with expanded character sets, kerning, Euro symbol and installable embedding: Arnprior, Baveuse, Berylium, Berylium Bold Italic, Blue Highway (based on the US highway series E font), Blue Highway Condensed, Blue Highway D Type, Blue Highway Bold, Blue Highway Linocut, Burnstown Dam, Carbon Block, Credit Valley (+ B, I,&BI), Earwig Factory, Hurry Up, Kredit, Krystoid, Minya Nouvelle (+ B, I,&BI), Neuropol, Planet Benson 2, Pupcat (unicase), Stereofidelic, Sybil Green (2000, girlish font), Teen (+ B, I, BI, Light, and Light Italic)), Velvenda Cooler, Velvenda MegablackWaker.
Fonts made in 2004-2005: Stentiga (free), Boopee, Zalderdash, First Blind 2, Fenwick Outline, Amienne, Induction, Huxtable, Good Times, Euphorigenic, Neuropolitical, Effloresce, Squealer, Axaxax, Coolvetica, Cretino, Heroid (comic book).
This outfit will make your handwriting into a font. There are commercial fonts from Cock-A-Doodle Design (2USD/font), Creating Keepsakes (names start with CK), Inspire Graphics, Karen Foster Design (names start with KF, as in KF Bonkers, KF Bugs, KF Carnival, KF Fun Font), LetteringDelights.com (names start with LD), PrintDog Design, PC Hugware. If you fill out a form, send email, become a member and spend ten minutes on their page, you'll get five free fonts. List of about 500 fonts as of April 2003. All fonts have an "Inspire Graphics" copyright notice. A partial list of the LD fonts: LDAgua, LDAmore, LDAntique, LDAntler, LDApple, LDArchitect, LDArtsy, LDBabyPin, LDBaby, LDBallet, LDBaseball, LDBasketball, LDBatBall, LDBeach, LDBeehive, LDBikini, LDBillboard, LDBooBoo, LDBoogie, LDBows, LDBubbles, LDBubbley, LDButterfly, LDButton, LDCake, LDCalligraphix, LDCamping, LDCandles, LDCarolers, LDCats, LDCeltic, LDChalk, LDCharming, LDChildish, LDChristmasBulbs, LDChristmasLights, LDChubby, LDCityScape, LDClover, LDConfetti, LDCool, LDCostumes, LDCritters, LDCrosstich, LDCupid, LDCuteCurls, LDDabble, LDDainty, LDDaisy, LDDelightful, LDDenim, LDDerby, LDDiary, LDDiver, LDDoodles, LDDotty, LDDoubleLine, LDEarMuffs, LDEasterBasket, LDEasterEggs, LDEasy, LDElementary, LDFallingLeaves, LDFierro, LDFigureSkating, LDFillIn, LDFinePrint1, LDFinePrint10, LDFinePrint11, LDFinePrint12, LDFinePrint13, LDFinePrint14, LDFinePrint15, LDFinePrint16, LDFinePrint17, LDFinePrint2, LDFinePrint3, LDFinePrint4, LDFinePrint5, LDFinePrint6, LDFinePrint7, LDFinePrint8, LDFinePrint9, LDFineScript1, LDFineScript2, LDFineScript3, LDFineScript4, LDFineScript5, LDFineScript6, LDFineScript7, LDFirecracker, LDFloaties, LDFlora, LDFlowers, LDFlurry, LDFlyfish, LDFootball, LDFrankenstein, LDFrosty, LDFunky, LDFunnySerif, LDGala, LDGhosts, LDGhouls, LDGift, LDGingerbread, LDGirlyCurls, LDGobble, LDGoingNuts, LDGolf, LDGreeting, LDGridiron, LDGrin, LDHand, LDHappyHats, LDHeartThrob, LDHeliumEars1, LDHolly, LDHuggyBear, LDHugs, LDIrish, LDItalic, LDJersey, LDJournaling, LDJoyful, LDJubilee, LDJumpy, LDLaundry, LDLeaves, LDLoneStar, LDLoveStruck, LDLuvnLace, LDMaple, LDMasquerade, LDMickE, LDMickE, LDMixed, LDMonster, LDMusic (2001), LDMusical, LDNativity, LDNativity, LDNeighborhood, LDNorthPole, LDNotePad, LDNotebook, LDOwie, LDPalmTrees, LDParade, LDPartyHats, LDPartyTime, LDPeekABoo, LDPenInk, LDPlank, LDPlumbing, LDPoof, LDPookie, LDPopCorn, LDPotoGold, LDPresents, LDPretty, LDPrint1, LDPrint10, LDPrint11, LDPrint12, LDPrint13, LDPrint14, LDPrint15, LDPrint16, LDPrint17, LDPrint18, LDPrint19, LDPrint2, LDPrint20, LDPrint21, LDPrint3, LDPrint4, LDPrint5, LDPrint6, LDPrint7, LDPrint8, LDPrint9, LDPuffy, LDPumpkin, LDQuickScript, LDQuilt, LDRV, LDRiverRun, LDRosebud, LDRoses, LDRounded, LDRoyal, LDSailing, LDSandCastle, LDScouter, LDScrapbooking, LDScratch, LDScratchyPen, LDScript1, LDScript2, LDScript3, LDScript4, LDScript5, LDScroll, LDSeashells, LDShadow, LDShamrock, LDShellyPrint, LDShellyScript, LDSign, LDSketch, LDSlanted, LDSlapHappy, LDSleek, LDSlender, LDSmiles, LDSmokey, LDSmooch, LDSnowman, LDSoccerBall, LDSoccer, LDSpecs, LDSpider, LDSplash, LDSpooks, LDSportDots, LDSports, LDSpringtime, LDSquiggle, LDStarSerif, LDStars, LDStencil, LDStringBean, LDStylin, LDSunflower, LDSunshine, LDSuper, LDTallPen, LDTallTale, LDTennis, LDTopHat, LDTuxedo, LDTwitterpated, LDUSA, LDVolleyball, LDWalt, LDWaterski, LDWeb, LDWildFlower, LDWitchy, LDWormy, LDWroughtIron, LDYoungster, LDZoo.
Typefaces from 2007: LD Unique.
Fonts from 2008: LD Platform Soul, LD Little Piggy, LD Little Buggy (scratchy face), LDJ Boxed Flirt, LD Santa Fe (grunge), LD Socialite, LD Teensel, LDJ Verdant Leaves.
Additions at the end of 2009: LD Adornment, LD Dear Miss Rose, LD Bostonian, LD Artist's Intent, LD Abe Lincoln, LD Baskin Sundae, LD Bold Blake, LD Edward, LD Bella, LD Bon Vivant.
Links of sites with logos (usually in EPS format), courtesy of RSD99 on abf:
Luc(as) de Groot
This used to be be a great kiwi professional font service site run by Marvin Wong out of Auckland. Our professional services feature a wide range of expertise in Image Fonts, Picture Fonts, Logo Fonts, Signature Fonts, Symbol Fonts, Handwriting Fonts, and Multiple Language Fonts. Several truetype sample fonts could be downloaded. Prices varied from 10USD (one signature) to 120USD (full connected handwriting font). Fonts: MFpad4, MFpatent, MFrings2, MF-hint, MF-pic, MF_bankcheck (MICR font), MF_boats, MF_sig, MFbmw5b, MFbmwZ8, MFcareCA, MFcareJP, MFrings, MFrky6. It disappeared ca. 2004 after only a handful of years. [Google] [More] ⦿
Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look face Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.
Finally, a free 24-hour signature truetype font service by Maxime. You have to scan your signature and send it. French language service also available (Signatures TrueType Professionnelles de Maxime). [Google] [More] ⦿
Marek Cerajewski's Windsor, Ontario-based outfit selling barcode fonts and solutions. Also a calligraphy/signature service. This was Cerajewski Computer Consulting, where prices started at 40 dollars per font. Freebies include eight Morse code fonts, and one Braille font (MC Braille). PC, TT and type 1. High quality Morse code fonts: International Morse Codes MC morse_International_1890, MC morse_Baudot_5_Unit, MC morse_VanDuuren_7_Unit; MC morse_US_Navy_Bugle_1920; American or Railway Morse Code font MC morse_Am_or_Railway_1844, Vail morse code font MC morse_Vail_Code_1837; Double Translation Morse Code font MC morse_Double_Trans_1835; Rock Telegraph of the US Vietnam POW's font MC morse_Vietnam_POWs_1965. Barcode packages (not free): Code 11, Code 128, Code 2 of 5 industrial, Code 2 of 5 interleaved, Code 2 of 5 standard, Code 3 of 9, Code 93, Code Codabar, Code EAN, Code MSI, Code Plessey, Code Postnet and FIM Marks, Code 4 State. [Google] [More] ⦿
This French outfit specializes in beautiful handwriting fonts, often calligraphic or with an old look. Prices vary from 50 to 200USD per font: Calligraphie Parchemin, Calligraphie Princesse, Ambassador, Karen, Charlotte, Sebastian are some of the fonts. Your personal handwriting font for 360USD. For a few extra dollars, you can have alternate characters made as well, such as dingbats, math, bold characters, signatures, or special accents. They also sell the handwriting fonts of famous people: Delacroix, Rousseau, Van Gogh, Voltaire, Gauguin, Chateaubriand, Monet, Mme de Sévigné, Georges Sand, François Rabelais, Victor Hugo, Rimbaud, Georges Washington, Nostradamus, Léonard de Vinci. For 600 dollars, you can get an 8-font set of your handwriting which, under Word, will make the letters change as you write. Finally, they offer a collection of orthographic fonts for kids (for connected handwriting). [Google] [More] ⦿
Barcode specialist in Markham, Ontario. They sell custom barcode fonts, and make your signature into a type 1 font (70 USD). They also sell the Monterey Barcode Creator which supports Code 39, Code 93, Code 128, Code 39 Extended, UPC-A, UPC-E, EAN-13, EAN-8 and POSTNET. At Dafont, pick up the free barcode font MRVCode39extMA. [Google] [More] ⦿
This was an English truetype handwriting font service run from Norrkoping, Sweden by Mattias Josephson. Free fonts here included Karin Josephson (1999), Lisa Heine (1999) and Mikael Gustavsson. Link died and was removed. [Google] [More] ⦿
Nice Web Type
November 2007: Abigail Pesta publishes a comparative study of handwriting font services in the Wall Street Journal. She skipped Fontifier for technical reasons but rated four others. A summary.
Rainer Nowoczin's German handwriting and signatures service. A truetype font for 140 DM (100 USD). There is also a 50-font truetype archive (standard, but includes some SSi fonts), and a demo font of drop caps. Some drop cap fonts contain semi-erotic symbols. P_Behr_1 (1996) and Erasmus-Initialen (1996) drop caps. [Google] [More] ⦿
The main digital type foundry from Russia. It also develops and distributes font oriented and localization software. Products include FastFont, a simple TrueType builder, ParaNoise, a builder for PostScript fonts with random contours, FontLab, a universal font editor and ScanFont, a font editor with scanning module. Random, customized fonts. Multilingual fonts including, Latin, Cyrillic, Arabic, Greek, Georgian and Hebrew fonts for Macintosh and Windows.
Famous typefaces by Paratype include Academy, Pragmatica, Newton, Courier, Futura, Petersburg, Jakob, Kuenstler 480, ITC Studio Script, ITC Zapf Chancery, Amore CTT (2004, Fridman), Karolla, Inform, Hafiz (Arabic), Kolheti (Georgian), Benzion (Hebrew).
The PT Sans, PT Serif and PT Mono families (2009-2012) are free. PT stands for Public Type. Another download site. PT Sans, for example, consists of PTSans-Bold, PTSans-BoldItalic, PTSans-Caption, PTSans-CaptionBold, PTSans-Italic, PTSans-Narrow, PTSans-NarrowBold, PTSans-Regular.
Type designers include Vladimir Yefimov, Tagir Safayev, Lyubov Kuznetsova, Manvel Schmavonyan and Alexander Tarbeev.
The history of the foundry as told by MyFonts: ParaType was established as a font department of ParaGraph International in 1989 in Moscow, Russia. At that time in the Soviet Union all typeface development was concentrated in one rather small group which belonged to a state research institute, Polygraphmash. It had the most complete and in fact the only one collection of Cyrillic typefaces. The collection included revivals of Cyrillic typefaces developed by Berthold and Lehmann type foundries established at the end of 19th century in St. Petersburg and artworks of Vadim Lazurski, Galina Bannikova, Nikolay Kudryashov and other masters of type and graphic design of Soviet time. ParaType became the first privately-owned type foundry in many years. A license agreement with Polygraphmash allows ParaType to manufacture and distribute their typefaces. Most of Polygraphmash staff designers soon moved to ParaType. In the beginning of 1998 ParaType was separated from the parent company and established two companies: ParaType Inc. in California and ParaType, Ltd. in Russia that inherited typefaces and font software from ParaGraph. Both companies are directed by Emil Yakupov, former head of the font department of ParaGraph. The main directions of ParaType design are: i) new original typefaces for the Russian design and publishing community; ii) revivals of historical Russian typefaces; iii) Cyrillic extensions of the best of Latin typefaces. They continue with this description of the 370+ library: The Russian constructivist and avant garde movements of the early 20th century inspired many ParaType typefaces, including Rodchenko, Quadrat Grotesk, Ariergard, Unovis, Tauern, Dublon and Stroganov. The ParaType library also includes many excellent book and newspaper typefaces such as Octava, Lazurski, Bannikova, Neva or Petersburg. On the other hand, if you need a pretty face to knock your clients dead, meet the ParaType girls: Tatiana, Betina, Hortensia, Irina, Liana, Nataliscript, Nina, Olga and Vesna (also check Zhikharev who is not a girl but still very pretty). ParaType also excels in adding Cyrillic characters to existing Latin typefaces -- if your company is ever going to do business with Eastern Europe, you should make them part of your corporate identity! ParaType created CE and Cyrillic versions of popular typefaces licensed from other foundries, including Bell Gothic, Caslon, English 157, Futura, Original Garamond, Gothic 725, Humanist 531, Kis, Raleigh, and Zapf Elliptical 711.
Finally, ParaType offers a handwriting font service out of its office in Saratoga, CA: 120 dollars a shot.
Philippe et François Blondel
Fresh Swedish foundry with an exemplary web page. Free fonts: car dingbats and two fonts called SymbolonStellar (star dingbats). All the fonts are sharp and of the highest quality. Exquisite, really. Also, SmallCreatures, Birds, Religion, Parrots, Fish, Borders and Crests. Will also make company logos. [Google] [More] ⦿
Polices True-Type Manuscrites
Original truetype fonts by Philippe and François Blondel: New Bernard (2013), CNC Vector (2012, hairline sans), Braille 1998, Braille 1998 3d version, Braille (2012), Accords (for guitar), Langage des signes (ASL), Signes, Phonetique.
He also designed many handwriting fonts: Michelle, Ginette, Sophie, Amandine, Virginie, MissClaude, LalexBigBadaboum, Karine. All these fonts are free.
For font services: 40 USD for a handwriting font, 70 for a connected handwriting font, 10 USD for a logo font, 8USD to add the Euro symbol to any font, 50 USD for any on-demand truetype font based on your drawings.
Handwriting type designer Philippe Blondel offers some of his handwriting fonts (such as BrandysHand, PatriciasHand, JaninesHand, LisasHand, LaurensHand, FarrahsHand, CarolinesHand, RandysHand, BrooksHand, Philing (1998-2009), Jean-Claude'sHand and Jimmy-Hand) regularly for free. Send in your handwriting on the form he provides: each week, he'll make one of the samples into a TrueType font (for free). Additional fonts include 7LED (2010, LED face), Philippe, Bernard, Adelyne, Georges, Brigitte, Barguzin, Breeze, Fog, Lightning, Monsoon, Stream, Valerie, Jami, and Zephyr.
Typefaces from 2014: Shade of Adelyne.
Prototype-NY (was: Handcraftedfonts)
Original fonts, clip art, signature fonts by New Yorker (and ex-Philadelphian) Jonathan Macagba, and Gregory La Vardera. Macagba used to run Handcraftedfonts, then Adcrobatics, and finally Prototype-NY. Most fonts are shareware. Look for Weather (great weather icons), Dotleaders, Talkballoons, Starburst, Rulesfont, Smileyface, MostlyWaves, MorseCodeFont, MetrolinerCaps (1994, Handcraftedfonts Co: an inline caps typeface), Instantlogo, Hobofont, Handyfont, Logofont, Freudfont, and Buncholines. Original, and high-quality creations!
Jonathan also made commercial fonts available via Phil's Fonts, such as the interesting Murder Mystery Font, EdoFont (great Japanese decoratives), Frankenfont, Frankenfont Careers, FunToUseFonts, HF American Diner (a 3d shadow typeface), Broadstreet, Exposition, Antique Row, Doodle, Libris (great!!!), Edofont (Japanese crests), Newgarden (more!!), and Poster.
At Umbrella Type, he published Exposition and Exposition Rounded (2004, a type revival influenced by an Italian poster designed by Leopoldo Metlicovitz in 1906 for the opening of the Simplon Tunnel), Libris (2004, a great and very clean revival of a 12th century Spanish script), and Poster (2004, partially influenced by Egon Schiele's hand-lettered poster for the 1918 Vienna Secession. He also makes custom fonts, logos and signatures.
Run by Andrew Hunt. Handwriting font service in Somerset, UK, at 16USD a shot. Free sample truetype fonts made in 2003: QEAndySully2, QEAshleySmith-1, QEDawnKing, QEHandSerif, QESteveColes. Other faces that can be found on the web include JF_Arc_De_Triomphe, JF_Butterfly_1, JF_Liberty, JF_Playing_Cards, JF_Tower_Of_Westminster, all made in 2004. In 2006, there was a more extensive list of free handwriting fonts, dated 2004-2006: QEAmyDrake, QEAndyHamment, QEAndySully2, QEAshleighLowery, QEAshleySmith-1, QEBenjaminMerritt, QEBobGellatly, QECarlMorris, QECarolRobertson, QECaroleHall, QEChristopherTodd, QECliveCounsell, QEConnorGilmore, QEDSFont, QEDanaJOliver, QEDawnKing, QEDenisWilson, QEDonaldRoss, QEDotWilliams, QEDrewAngell, QEDunk, QEGerryHughes, QEGrahamGrover, QEHandSerif, QEJANMackenzie, QEJGS, QEJerryJohns, QEJessicurl, QEJohnCaplin, QEJohnChivers, QEJohnMoir, QEJonasVasey, QEJonathanTucker, QEJulietteCule, QEKraid1, QELisaHuntPU, QELocalGirlUneven, QELoriWollmann, QEMamasAndPapas, QEMarciaBein, QEMarekHill, QEMarionMitchell, QEMichaelBourne, QENormanMorgan, QEPamelaPeake, QEPattiButche, QEPeteLister, QERicoRomano, QERobFeltner, QERobertaLapointe, QERogerBrown, QERogerKilner, QERogerLaw, QERoseMcCullagh, QESaraWiseman, QESteveColes, QEStuartDurrant, QESusanHunting, QESusanZelie, QEValerieMorris-Cook, QEVernKits, QEWillows, QEgeeKzoid. Jig Font turns any image sent to them into a "jig font" which you can use in a word processor to reconstruct the image as a jigsaw puzzle. A free JF Liberty font, as well as JF Arc de Triomphe, JF Playing Cards, JOF Butterfly and JF Tower of Westminster are freely provided as examples. In 2007, a custom logo font service was added. [Google] [More] ⦿
Your TrueType signature font for 70USD. Forms are on the web. Plus three 10-font packs at 20USD a pack. These font packs have limited character set shareware versions as well. Fonts on them include MagChar, TreeCarving, Handprinting, DingDong-Signso'theTimes, Chell-Crome, and a number of fonts by Jonathan Smith made in 1993: All-Hearts, Bunny-Lips, Confetti, El-RioLobo, Elbjorg-Script, Essential-Times, Firey, Glifik, Hero-Outline, Hirosh, Ice-CreamSandwich, Ice-Snow, Made-InTheUSA, New-LandContour, New-LandInline, New-LandOutline, New-LandSport, Ol'54, Planetz, Porter-Lil'Kaps, Religious, RockArt, Spider-WebBlock, The-Score, Wet-Paint. [Google] [More] ⦿
Samuel John Ross
From Georgetown, TX: supplier of custom Truetype and Type 1 handwriting and logo fonts. Beware: a custom block letter handwriting font at 100 dollars plus shipping. For a cursive handwriting font, 300 dollars and up! [Google] [More] ⦿
Karlsruhe-based foundry making logos, signatures and barcodes. Here, you can download saxMono. In 1995, they custom-designed Hoepfner, a blackletter family, for the German beer producer. Dafont link. The designer seems to be Robert Norton. [Google] [More] ⦿
Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)
Dave Nalle was born in Beirut in 1959, but lives and works in Texas. He is currently in Manor, TX. From his wiki page: Dave Nalle is a political writer, game author and font designer who was active in the early history of the development of the internet. He is Chairman of the Republican Liberty Caucus, a group that promotes libertarianism within the Republican Party and is Senior Politics Editor at Blogcritics online magazine and is the CEO of Scriptorium Fonts. A creative and prolific designer, he has made hundreds of beautiful (often historic) fonts. His outfit, Scriptorium (based near Austin, TX, est. 1989), also does custom font and logo design. At some points, Scriptorium was also known as Ragnarok Press and Fontcraft. It specializes in artsy and ancient faces. Some subset of the fonts is made by Michael Scarpitti. Free font demos.
Images of his best selling fonts. Special subpages:
Fots from 2014: Edifice (based on lettering by J.M. Bergling).
Shawn Westphal (who used the earlier alias Pilot Berdwin) created many fonts that can be found on several free font servers. The truetype fonts were nearly all of the graffiti kind, and some were rather interesting: Boogler Peeboi, 15th Accident, Tainted Puttcheaks, Squidgle, Crazy Beaver, Cafe Pop (1997, great!), I Don't Care, Janine's Writing, Jolf, MoshPit, For There's Nothing Left, Phishka Bel Liscoa (great too), Shawn's Font, Shawn's Writing, Sinister Plot, Woodenair, Broken Phone Nails (useful and crazy), RandomVoter, Ion Unit, Song of the Summer, Late, Arialous (a bulbous version of Arial).
Yuri Yarmola writes: "Use it to add your signature, company logo or any other symbol (Euro symbol, for example) into any TrueType font installed in your system. SigMaker includes autotracer, so it can accept bitmap images (TIFF or BMP) as well as EPS outlines. This version works for 14 days and allows to export up to 3 fonts. Online register/purchase module comes with the program." The software is part of FontLab. Joz's Sharewares has a shareware copy. Download safari. [Google] [More] ⦿
Converts your signature to a TrueType font for 10USD. Free sample font. Also free, the signatures of four presidents: Signature-AbrahamLincoln, Signature-GeorgeWashington, Signature-JohnFKennedy, Signature-JohnAdams. Initials are freely converted. Based in Glasgow, Montana. [Google] [More] ⦿
Expensive, so-so quality signature/custom handwriting fonts at this company run by Dave Fenwick. Signature Software, Inc., 489 N. 8th St. Suite 201, Hood River, OR 97031. About 100 US dollars per handwriting font. West Europeans pay almost double. Demo fonts for personal handwriting, as well as D'Nealian and Zaner-Bloser style schoolhouse fonts. All demos are complete except for the lower case a. Alternate URL. The company is also called Vletter Inc What I find incredible is that the home page says that over 75,000 handwriting fonts have been sold. That adds up to a nifty 7.5 million dollars in raw income over a twelve year period. Alternate URL. Their children's font series DMOACursive (2000) and DMOBCursive (2000) was posted on alt.binaries.fonts in November 2002. It also sells handwriting fonts of US presidents such as Abraham lincoln, George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, as well as a font in the style of the Declaration of Independence. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cletus (G. Alex Gonzalez of Long Beach, CA) made three free fonts: ElHombre (1999), OlKelly, and the handwriting font Arnett. Handwriting and signature font service as well. Hombre at Chank. At MyFonts, one can buy Orange Whip (2005), a multiline caps face, and El Hombre. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
SnatchSoft, Joseph Grant's company, makes fonts on demand, and offers demos of Learning (for kids), Stonebats, Accelerator, Baltimore, Cybergenics, Delphi, Duddie, EtherialCut, Joppatowne, Livewire (great!), Runner, Techtonic, Toteboard, Anarchy, Oceanica and a few other fonts. If you send in a sample, Joseph will make a TrueType font of your handwriting for only 7.50 US dollars! Recent additions include Chupacabra, Studio Audience, Vet Bats, Gunbats (scanbats) and Questor. The demo versions of the fonts are very incomplete. Geraint, Nocturnus (a wonderful splashy pen font), Thundercats HO, Papertrail and Our 8bitChildhood complete the list of creations. Dr. Who.
Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes)
Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes) is run by Eben Sorkin, the designer of Army Pool Tiles (2005) and No Step (2007, stencil). He is working on the extensive (200+ weights) Bahn family (see also here), which has pixel and monospace themes. Software Developer (2005) is along the same pixel/monospace theme (see also here). Just for fun, he made the dot matrix face Exp1 (2008). Signature font service. Eyebytes is (was?) located in Eagle River, Alaska.
His talk at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg was entitled Contextual alternatives. He obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on his typeface Arrotino (2009), about which he writes: Arrotino begins with the forms of early Italian renaissance in the late 15th century. Their melody, generousity, and variety of shape and proportion are echoed in Arrotino. As a consequence of this Arrotino is not especially efficient, but it is comfortable.
Now, a personal confession: I am an avid photographer, and like most photographers, I am well aware that the world consists of 95% camera-shy people and 5% confident wide-angled happy camera-friendly puppies. Eben and I are at the epicenter of the second group. It's a silent club, but anyone in it is my friend for life.
About his Gelasio, he says: Gelasio is designed to be metrics compatible with Georgia. Gelasio is a "Reale" or Transitional design with many style cues coming from the period immediately after the Romain du Roi type was introduced.
In 2011, Eben put Nicole Fally's elegant art deco face Limelight and Hammersmith One on the Google Font Directory. Typefaces by Riccardo De Franceschi were added as well in 2011. Plaster (2011) is a Josef Albers-inspired stencil face, free at Google Web Fonts. And after that, there was a flood of additions to Google Web Fonts, best checked at Sorkin Type on Google Fonts.
Eben spent February and March 2011 learning how to carve letters in stone from Lida Cardozo at the Cardozo Kindesley workshop, Cambridge UK, and collaborating with Lida on the typeface Pulle. He currently lives in Boston and is a freelance type designer.
The photographer photographed (in 2011, by Ralph Herrmann).
30USD font family by PF Systems (Brooklyn, NY). "SquiggleFont is a font package for Mac's or PC's, compatible with all desktop publishing software. With computer generated layouts typeset copy becomes a distraction at certain phases of presentation. Scroll over your copy and let SquiggleFont turn text into hand comped squiggle type." Note: the font just adds squiggly things to text. [Google] [More] ⦿
Stanley Roland Frantz
STAR Retrieval Systems
A free truetype font by B.W. Lee, Velcro, and a lot of custom designed fonts. Will do custom font work. Signature and logo fonts at 250USD or 50USD a shot. Stifer (a headline font, truetype) is also free (if you can process the "exe" file, that is). In cyberspace, you may find the Sling family, Kakuk (1995) and Schlimeyer Book. Dafont link. And another one. [Google] [More] ⦿
Statica Productions (or: House of TypoTaboo)
Jonas Stoltz at Statica Productions (or: House of TypoTaboo) in Denver, CO, designed FreersBadLuck, 7YearsBadLuck, Achten, AlienScript, AnarchistBible, AnarchistBible, Apokalypto, BingBangBoom, BoogieOogieShoes, BrokenSpinalColumn, Brute, BuddahBaby, CandyKisses, ClownCollegeDropoutNotSoFunny, CookieMouth, CrackheadWrestlingFederation, CrypticFunkadelia, DJ4Skin, DasSpaceFiend, Deterioratus, Detoxify, EspionageMustacheKit1, Essendon, FashionablyNumb, FlatmanHeavy, FlatmanNormal, FlatmanThin, GloomyGus, GradeSchoolSissy, HairDingbats, IchBins, JerryBold, Kilaver, LiveEQStraightUp, Longmuire, MadnessIndeed, Mayaku, MightyChickenScratch, MondoMessoFonto2, MondoMessoFontoBold, MondoMessoFontoItalic, Morlandic, Nebullium, NewMozak, PharyngoCracked, PickAhhShow, PoisonDots, Psychye, RealHorrorShow, Riquoth, Rockbox, RomanAcid, RoundedGenius, RubberWalls, ScreenwritersNightmare, ScreenwritersNightmareBold, ShockShock, SirSmoothy, SkySkunk, SmokinFatties, Smoolie, SomebodyDied, SpeedDemon, SpikeyMikey, Spooknic, Steokes, StrangeBrew, SurfPunx, SurfPunxHeavy, SurfPunxItalic, SurfPunxLight, TheDoghouse, TheoryofCremation, ThoughtTrain, TooDamnDrunk, TribalRed1, VOpen, Vipertuism, WideEyeFucker, WiseRabbitSays, Xomic, Yakabuza. Some fonts are also carried at Flash Kit. Logo font at 20 USD, fully custom font from 300 to 1000 USD. The fonts were designed in 1999-2001. Most have no punctuation, and half have no lower case. Only the futuristic Nebullium is semi-useful. Another URL. Direct downloads. Most of the original links are gone, and Statica got out of font production in 2005. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Steven J. Lundeen
Studio Rosenberg (or: Masterfont)
Zvika Rosenberg (b. 1949, a graduate from Bezalel Academy of Design in Jerusalem) designs the Hebrew fonts at Tel-Aviv's Studio Rosenberg (est. 1975, his own design studio) and Masterfont Ltd (est. 1986 in Tel-Aviv). Commercial Hebrew, Arab, Latin and barcode fonts for Mac and PC. Included in the 1300+ font library are Akvarel (oriental simulation), Evyatar, Eventov, Elizov, Aspeset, Nisha, Rahav, Ego, Edgar, Muly, Adam, Aharony, Autograph, Hugo, Alexandra, Grafity, Hafgana, Ura, Rahat, Oron, Iguana, Eyal, Junior, Ayalon, Internet, Interes, Litam, Stempa, Copyfax, Ishit, Panda, Arava, Dror, Algom, Elegant, Erela, Aristo, Eshkol, Golda, Pola, Azmaout, Diploma, Gnuzot, Midbar, Mizrahi, Margaliot, Azmaout, Partom, Papaya (Bukvaraz 2001 award), Universe, Mekorot, Koren, Shmuel, Frankruhl, Gilboa, David, Narkis, Ada, Abetka, Hadassa, Yarden, Meteor, Miriam, Naama, Skitza, Petite, Cola, Yalon, Rosenberg, Tamrurim, Agada, Efrat, Arbel, Arsenal, Beresheet, Bruto, Bat Sheva, Greifer, Hut, Hatzvi, Zorea, Hermon, Architekt, Junior, Klilit, Rubin, Chocolade, Handwriting, Marhaba, Poster, Inbal, Media, KtivaTama, Jeep, Asam, Ecology, Dalia, Johnni Lasso, Hiroshima, Harakiri, Lahmaniot, Sapir, Haim. A signature font at 45 USD. Logo font service as well. Vendor of the Boutros Arabic fonts. Vendor for Bitstream, Agfa, Adobe and many others. MyFonts page. Designers at Masterfont include Zvi Narkiss, Yaakov Agam, Asher Oron, Pini Hamou, Asher Gat, Yigal Feurstein, Ada Yardeni and many others. Zvika Rosenberg himself designed these faces: Abirim MF, Agada MF, Agudal MF, Aharoni Polished MF, Alilon MF (2009, handprinted), Almenat MF (2008), Balonim MF (2005), Etzada MF (2005), Ribuim MF (2009), Selihot MF, Tachsheet MF (2008), Aluma MF, Autograph, Ayalon, Azmaout, Balora MF, Banim MF, Bat Sheva MF, Braun MF, Broadway, Brosh MF, Brutto MF, Butterfly MF, Capital MF, Chilli MF, Chips, Circle Numbers MF, Comics MF (1997), Copy Fax, Darbuka MF, David MF, Dimdumim, Emda MF, Enzoagada MF, Esheet MF, Eyal, Fantazia MF (a house font---I am not sure Rosenberg did this himself), Finish MF, Garinim Shehorim MF, Graffiti (1993), Greifer MF, Hafgana, Haim Arukeem MF, Haim MF, Havazelet MF, Interes MF, Jeans, Katava MF, Kilshon MF, Klaf, Klemantina MF, Ktiva MF, LeBe MF, Linoleum MF, Lippa MF, Litam MF, Lueeza MF, Magazine MF, Marhaba, Marker, Mechola, Melach Haaretz MF, Mishpatim, Molecule MF, Ovech MF, Panda MF, Papaya MF, Parmezan MF, Pergula MF, Petit MF, Pigama MF, Pitka MF, Poema MF, Portal MF, Pronto MF, Protocol MF, MF Ramot (1993), Remington, Rimon, Rosenberg, Rosenberg Naot Square MF, Rosenberg Promo MF, Rosenberg Ski MF, Rosenberg Solo MF, Rosenberg-Naot MF, Rosenberg Textile MF (2010), Shablona, Shanti MF, Shavit MF, Shiboota MF, Shmulik Yael MF (2010, handprinted), Shmulik Three Egozim MF (2010), Shmulik Kibutz MF (2010), Shmulik Katz MF (2010), Shmulik Hasamba MF (2010, painted letters), Shmulik Dorit MF (2010, signage face), Shmulik Diralehaskir MF (2010), Shooma, Shopping MF, Skitsa, Square Numbers MF, Stempa MF, Sucariot, Sweeta MF, Tapuz MF, Tambour MF (2010), Taxi MF, Terminal MF, Tiltan MF, Turmus MF, Unplugged MF, Zeebra MF, Zlafim, Zoola MF. PDF file showing these 2009 fonts: MFTVilna-Bold, MFTVilna, MFTDavid-Bold, MFTDavid, MFTNarkisClassic-Bold, MFTNarkisClassic, MFTNarkisClassicLight, MFTNarkisClassicMedium, MFTNewLivorno-Bold, MFTNewLivorno. These fonts feature Nikud, justification alternates and cantillation marks (in Hebrew, Teamim or Teamey Hamiqra), which are used with Biblical texts as notes for reading the text in public. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Free handwriting fonts. Free handwriting font service based on Scanahand. Free fonts made by them are being made public. Site run by Ellie. Fonts up to January 2010: sfAlexisAge7, sfAlicia, sfAmandaM, sfAmy, sfAmyOne, sfAndi1, sfAndi2, sfAngie, sfAnita, sfAnna, sfApril, sfAprilF, sfBeckyW, sfBeni, sfBeverly, sfBoston, sfBreeann, sfBrooke, sfBunny, sfCaraO, sfCarissa, sfCarmen, sfChaney, sfChantel, sfCharissa, sfCharissaNeat, sfChezH, sfChezM, sfChippy, sfCory, sfCristy, sfDana, sfDanny, sfDedi, sfDorinda, sfDownThisRoad, sfEleanor, sfEllie'sDoodles, sfEllieEveryday, sfEllieFalling, sfErin, sfFenn, sfFillMeIn, sfGenevieve, sfHailee, sfHaven, sfHeidi, sfHeidi1, sfHeidi2, sfHelen, sfIreneO, sfIvyCasual, sfJackie, sfJane, sfJeff, sfJeniece, sfJenn, sfJenniferA, sfJubilee, sfJudy, sfJulie, sfKatie, sfKatieFun, sfKim, sfLaVerne, sfLani, sfLaniAdamant, sfLauraD, sfLaurel, sfLily&Kate, sfLily, sfLisa, sfMajka, sfMarciaB, sfMareda, sfMelica, sfMelissa, sfMichelle, sfMichelleL, sfMike, sfMikeS, sfMonique, sfMonique, sfNatalie, sfNatalieGreek, sfNoFrills, sfOntheDot, sfPatricia, sfPierce, sfRachel, sfRandi, sfRia, sfRick, sfSallyB, sfScribbled, sfSerialMommy, sfShari, sfSherriW, sfSimona, sfSonia, sfSteve, sfStraightUp, sfSueM, sfTamara, sfTammy, sfTee, sfTheresa, sfTia4920, sfTickTock, sfTiscia'sSloppy, sfTiscia'sTeacher, sfTishia, sfTonya, sfTrudie, sfTwelveAgain, sfWendi, sfWhyKeyboardsRock, sfMonique. [Google] [More] ⦿
The type design work of Manchester, NH's Andy Krahling, features handwriting fonts and grungy typefaces. Free typefaces include Elementric, AndyHand, Matta, Bobcat, MrHanky, Ruffian Outline, Ruffian Bold, Pointed, PointedOut, FatLefty, Jinx, Strait, Cyprian, Primer, Schooldaze, CrudHeads, Squish, Skimpus, Schooldaze, Simpleton, Squish, Sigmund, Bobcat, Dot2Dot, Kilroy Was Here, Matt9, Scrawllege, Simpleton, Lockjaw, Zag, Stockquote, Type Block (2012), HesitantShadow, Bloated, Jailbird and NotsoSkimpus.
Andy also makes handwriting and signature fonts. Logo fonts custom-made at about 100USD a font.
Commercial fonts at 10USD a shot include Britta Regular, Class Bold, Class, Cowpoker, Fred Regular, Jerko Bold, Jerko Outline, Jerko Regular, Joe, Lockjaw Bold, Marko Heavy, Marko Regular, Maryhand, Minerva Bold, Minerva, Norm Write Bold, Norm Write Left, Norm Write, Scripto Hand Bold, Scripto Hand, Tape, Wallaby.
Handwriting font service by Suzanne C. Walker, at 49 dollars a pop. She also has about 30 original fonts for sale, such as Christmas Tags, Dash, DSP Amanda, DSP Blockhead, DSP CandyLou, DSP CurlyQ, DSP Dang Apostrophe, DSP Dotty, DSP Fandango, DSP Frumpy (2009), DSP Heather, DSP Jenn, DSP Jewel, DSP Kristen, DSP Long Tall Drink, DSP Moog 25, DSP Old General Store, DSP Pollyanna, DSP Rough Red, DSP Sarah, DSP Scrappy Pants, DSP Shindig, DSP Sincerely Yours, DSP Stamped Kasbah, DSP Sticky Keyboard, DSP Suzanne, DSP Tina. Most of these are handwriting fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Teawat (or: This is typography)
Free fonts by Tomoyuki Watanabe (aka Tea-wat): Graffiare (2006, slightly grunge), Bambina (2004), Bambino (2004), Bilancio and Bilancio Alternate (2004, artsy), Bolantan (2004), Boltan (2004), Bifur (2002, a take on the old Bifur), the stars-themed Divo (2003), Ecco (thin-lined rectangular glyphs, 2003), Fraish (2003, art nouveau handwriting), FraishBoldOblique, FraishOblique, Graffiare (2006), Grappa (2004), Margherita (2003, roman numerals), Minerva (2003), Moderno (2003), Orange (2003, pixels), Orangejuice (2003, pixels), Peignot Neo (2004, an interpretation of Cassandre's Peignot from 1937), Quarto (2003, liquid font), Razzo (2003), ReSipleBoldOutline (2003), ReSipleRounded (2003), Retra (2003, handwritten kana), Schedel (2002, skulls alphading font), SchedelBold, SipleDemiBold (2001, sana), SipleDemiBoldOblique, SipleLight, SipleLightOblique, Stency (2003, stencil font), Valentine (2002, Valentine alphadings), ValentineOblique, Valentinecaps, Veneto (2004, artsy stencil face), Versu (2003, artsy stencil face), Vendetta (2004), Vigente (2005). Direct access to the fonts. Handwriting font service. [Google] [More] ⦿
TheTypes digital typefoundry
Dutch foundry by Luc(as) de Groot. Displays his commercial creations such as AlfAlfabetje, Aquarelkwast, BalpenVelTwee, Druiper, Hand&Feet, HateSchool, ScreenWrite, Typelab, TheAntiqua, TheSerifCorr, GezelligVet, Newspaper (Bukvaraz 2001 award), SpiegelFonts, Sprankelend Licht, Weetikveel, Punker Book, Pistol One, Two and Three, Marieke Serieuzer, MariekeWildStrip, Puntenstraight, PuntenExtremo, PuntenRondom, Drekkig, Modderig, Verschrompelfont. Also logo font services. de Groot was born in Noordwijkerhout in the Netherlands in 1963.
Andrew Martin (Thumbnail Designs) is a Manchester, UK-based type and graphic designer. He will do custom type design, including signatures. His fonts, dated ca. 2008: Black Swirl (2007-2009, blackletter), Blade (techno/octagonal), Diablo (2007-2010, gothic), Ornate (scratchy), Quantum Leap (futuristic), Serif Regular (constipated and condensed), Script (a calligraphic face "ripped off" from Feel Script by Sudtipos, and because of that, discontinued), and Wolverine (faux oriental). Beloved Script (2009) is an elegant upright connected script face. No downloads or sales.
For 5 dollars, the former Navy Lithographer Tom Shea (Bay City, MI) makes your signature or logo into a truetype or type 1 font (PC only). He offered on abf to make any font from a good scan/sample for anyone who asked. He has made a free typewriter font family called 01196 (about ten truetype fonts). He has posted his creation "Modern" on abf on October 4, 2001. [Google] [More] ⦿
This was a dingbat font outfit around 2000. Its web site disappeared but some fonts can still be had at Dafont and Fontspace. Its fonts: Tungfontanimal2, Tungfontanimal3, Tungfontanimal4, Tungfontalpha001, Tungfontalpha002, Tungfontalpha003, TungFontArtFont, Tungfontartpart1, Tungfontartpart2, Tungfontartpart3, Tungfontastrology1, Tungfontastrology3, Tungfontastrology4, Tungfontastrology5, Tungfontastrology6, Tungfontastrology7, Tungfontbuilding1, Tungfontbuilding2, Tungfontbuilding, Tungfontcat, Tungfontcomputer1, Tungfontcomputer2, TungFontDance-Dance, Tungfontdog, Tungfontfish, TungFontFruit-Regular, Tungfonthead, Tungfontlogo, TungFontMusician-Regular, TungFontMusic-Regular, TungFontNature (2001), TungFontOutline, tungfontpeople1-Regular, tungfontpeople2-Regular, tungfontpeople3-Regular, tungfontpeople4-Regular, tungfontpeople5-Regular, Tungfontpeople6, TungFontQuiver, Tungfontshell, Tungfontsignature (2001: contains Zodiac symbols and weather dingbats), TungFontTin, tungfontzodiac1-Regular, tungfontzodiac2-Regular, tungfontzodiac3-Regular, tungfontzodiac4-Regular, tungfontzodiac5-Regular, tungfontzodiac6-Regular. Free (!!!) signature font service. [Google] [More] ⦿
James Grieshaber earned a BFA in Graphic Design from Rochester Institute of Technology. Based first in Rochester, NY, and now in Chicago, IL, Grieshaber ran Typeco, a typographic services and solutions company established in 2002. James Grieshaber (b. Detroit, 1967) most recently was on staff of P22 Type Foundry, where he designed many type families and helped establish International House of Fonts. He has been honoured with an award of Excellence in Type Design from Association Typographique International (ATypI) for his Gothic Gothic (2004, blend of blackletter and English style), and by TypeArt'05 (for Operina Cyrillic). Designer and Co-editor of the Indie Fonts book series, Grieshaber now teaches typography at RIT and runs Typeco. MyFonts sells his fonts now. YouWorkForThem sells the Super Duty family (stencil), Glyphic Neue, the Trapper families, Chunk Feeder, Gothic Gothic and Cusp. Identifont page. FontShop link. Behance link. Details on some of his faces:
Swiss vendor of Berthold, Bitstream, Galla, Ingram and Jack Yan fonts. Includes a logo/signature service, and font conversion consulting. Swiss type pages by Peter H. Singer, the Berthold man in Zürich. Commercial links, mainly to Berthold. They provide some corporate identity font services as well as font conversions with Fontmonger (??). They also sell a 300 handwriting font collection. Alternate URL. List of type designers. [Google] [More] ⦿
VS Software in Little Rock, AR, offers these products and services: signature/logo font making, Jet True (TrueType to PCL font converter for 325 USD), barcode and MICR fonts, FontGen v1 (300 USD: bitmap font editor, 7 formats). About FontGen: FontGen's most common format is a 300 or 600 dpi PCL 5 bitmap font for use with the PCL driver of an HP or compatible laser printer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joachim Frank from Filderstadt, Germany, specializes in anthroposophical typefaces. His fonts include the Filirator family (1998, free at Dafont), Waldorfduo, Waldorfitalic, Waldorf Outline, Waldorf Schmal, Waldorf Schrift, Waldorfshadow, and Lisa (a free handwriting font). The Waldorfschrift family was created in digital form in the years 1993-1994 by Joachim Frank, inspired by the naturally organic letters from the anthroposophical movement of the 20th century of Rudolf Steiner.
Mike Diaz pointed out that Waldorfschrift is really really close to Ingrid Liche's FF Liant (1995) about which FontFont writes: In 1976 Ingrid Liche began designing Liant Medium for the packaging of the natural cosmetic company Weleda AG in Germany. Since then this face has defined the corporate identity of Weleda worldwide and because of this company's prestige, the look to the entire natural cosmetic and biologically oriented industry. Because of a split of opinions in the international company in 1994, the mother company in Switzerland decided to introduce a new house face; thereby giving up the brand name recognition that had been established over twenty years... Because of the turn in events and since Liche still owned the rights to Liant, she decided to distribute the face exclusively over FontShop International. She re-digitized the font, adding several ligatures and expanding the face to a three weight family. The most noticable characteristic of the font is its lively lines, the forms for which are taken from nature. Within the individual characters there is an exchange of sinking and rising points, which are connected by taut curves.
YOFF (or: Your Own Font; was Font Garden)
Ellinor Rapp was born in Örebro, Sweden, in 1972. She works at Örebro University Hospital at the microbiological laboratory as a biomedical scientist. Her pages had over 1400 fonts and dingbats. Alternate dingbat URL. A 20 USD handwriting font service and 5 USD signature/logo service. Her pages were initially called Font Garden, but changed in 2011 to YOFF, or Your Own Font. Ellinor Rapp herself also made some fonts, typically based on the samples sent to her. About 70 of these handwriting fonts are stored here and here.
Listing of these nitial handwriting fonts: AaronFont-Hand, Addiction, AliceWachol, Amura, AmuraMusic, Amyie-Hand, AngHand, Augustin-Hand, Bonnie'sfont, BrianneHand, CRobles, Cathie'sHand, Charyn-Hand, Chelmo, Chelsea'sHandwriting, CherFont-Hand, Cheryl-Hand, Cindywrite-Hand, Crys-Hand, David-Hand, Deanna'sHand, Deanna'sHand-Music, Delany-Hand, Derek-Hand, DeseraePlain, DesereaFancy-Hand, Diana-hand, Dulce'sFont, EdithHand, Efficient, Elisha-Hand, Ellifont, Erin-Elizabeth, FG Klara (2005, Fiona-Hand, ForgetMeNot-Girl, Frederick-Hand, Gina, GraysonFont, Gunnar-Krus, Handwriting, Ivy-Hand, Jayne-hand, JaynePrint-Hand, Jeana-Script, Jeff-Hand, JenniferHand, Jenny-Handwriting, Jessy-hand, Joe, Judy-Script, Justen-Hand, KariKatziFont, Katie-Font, Keven-Hand, KollerFont-Script, Kristen Curly (1999), KristenScript, Kristenscriptalt, LN, Larina-hand, Larua-Hand, LeafQueen, LeafQueen-scripty2, LeafQueenHand, LeafQueenScript-scripty2, LockermanHand, Maria-Hand, MarioHand, Mats-Hand, Mazgiz, Melodie, Mich, Michelle (2000), Michelle-Marker, MomsFont-Hand, Nancy-Print, Natalie'sScribble, Pam'sHand, Paulette-Hand, PiaScript, Polly, QUesneLL, REW, RingbearerRegular, Rissa'sFont, SSR-Hand, Samantha-hand, Sammy, Sandy-Script, SaraElizabeth, Schaun-Hand, Shane-Hand, Shelton, Shennette-Hand, Starlet, Steve-Hand, Steven2-Hand, Stuarty-Hand, TotallyTweetie, Traci-Hand, Valorie-Hand, VirgilGS, Whitney2, Whitney2, Wolfie-Hand, Wurth-hand, c.j-Hand.
She created Claudia (2003, handwriting by Claudia Lasiter). At Dafont, one can find her faces Cheryl Hand (2000), Jayne Print (2000), Totally Tweetie (2001, dings) and Whitney2 (2000). A list of fonts on their site in 2006: BrianneHand, FGAaron, FGAddiction, FGAmura, FGAmuraMusic, FGAmyie, FGAngHand, FGAugustin, FGBonnie'sfont, FGBunnigrrrl'shandwriting, FGCJ, FGCRobles, FGCathie'sHand, FGCharyn, FGChelsea'sHandwriting, FGCherFont, FGCheryl, FGChris, FGChristine, FGCindywrite, FGCrys, FGDavid, FGDeanna'sHand, FGDelany, FGDerek, FGDesereaFancy, FGDiana, FGDulce'sFont, FGEdith, FGEfficient, FGElisha, FGEllifont, FGErin-Elizabeth, FGFiona, FGFrederick, FGGina, FGGraysonFont, FGGunnar, FGHandwriting, FGIvy, FGJayne, FGJaynePrint, FGJeana, FGJeff, FGJennifer, FGJenny, FGJessy, FGJoe, FGJusten, FGKariKatzi, FGKatie, FGKeven, FGKollerFont, FGKristenCurly, FGKristenScript, FGLN, FGLarina, FGLaura, FGLeafQueen1, FGLeafQueen2, FGLeafQueenHand, FGLisa, FGLisaScript, FGLockerman, FGMariaHand, FGMelodie, FGMich, FGMichelle, FGMomsFont, FGNancy, FGPam'sHand, FGPaulette, FGPiaScript, FGPolly, FGQUesneLL, FGREW, FGRingbearer, FGRissa'sFont, FGSamantha, FGSammy, FGSandy, FGSaraElizabeth, FGSchaun, FGShane, FGShelton, FGStarlet, FGSteve, FGSteven, FGStuarty, FGTotallyTweetie, FGTraci, FGValorie, FGVirgil, FGWhitney1, FGWhitney2, FGWolfie, FGWurth.
Dafont link. Font Garden at MyFonts sells FG Adam, FG April, FG Camilla, FG Carola (2006), FG Caroline, FG Elias, FG Ellinor, FG Erin, FG Jasmine, FG Jennifer (2007), FG Jordan, FG Lova, FG Matilda, FG Muriel, FG Nadja, FG Nando, FG Nina, FG Petra, FG Rakel, FG Rebecca, FG Ronja, FG Saga, FG Smilla, FG Tindra, FG Traci, FG Typical, FG Rochelle, FG Emmy. Added in 2007: FG Jacky, FG Norah. Fonts in 2008: FG Abby, FG Sharon, FG Alison, FG Jason, FG Pedro, Bethany (handwriting), FG Callie (grunge blackletter), FG Noel (child's hand). Fonts from 2009: FG Kelli (connect-the-dots face), FG Liz, FG Tiffany. Additions in 2010: FG Alex, FG Audrey, FG Kristine, FG Lina, FG Well Well, FontAddicts Halloween, FG Tonya, FG Jennie, FG Swan, FG Suzanne. Additions in 2011: Charlotta (children's hand).
As YOFF, MyFonts sells Alisha YOFF, Mazi YOFF (2011, a happy hand-printed family), Jolly, Abby, Bunnigrrrls Handwriting YOFF, Nicola YOFF (2013), Stella YOFF (2013), Roger YOFF (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
On-line commercial font generation service, based on submitting a scanned template. It feels like Fontifier. At some point it became free, and soon after that it took off---105,110 free fonts have been generated between August 2008 and March 2009. Its designer, the Utrecht, The Netherlands-based Erwin Denissen, writes: As an independent software vendor, Erwin Denissen strives to continue developing new and innovative products for the world-wide typography market. Right now High-Logic has three products, a font editor, a font manager and a font generator. In March 2008 Erwin Denissen acquired MyTools.com, including 8 products. In July 2008 yourfonts.com was launched as an online font generation service. More fonts-related utilities are expected soon.
He also made FontCreator, a free font editor. JulieCouillard (2008) is a handwriting test font I sent in to see how good the outlines are. Some time in 2009, Yourfonts become commercial, changing between 9.95 and 14.95 US dollars per font. At the same time, they embarked on a reseller program in which others can use their font generation engine for a fee. Resellers include