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11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)
Based in Stockholm, Johan Waldenström was born in Sweden in 1984. At 11-D Productions (or: JW's Art), we find Joker (2019), Chronic (2019), Whoa2 (2019: a graffiti font), Gringo (2019: a wild brush font), Insane (2019: a neurotic typeface), Royal (2010, old typewriter face), Whoa (2008: free), type designs: Cigar (2007), Bands&Artists (2006), the graffiti fonts Konfect (2005), Cancontrol (2004), Writers3 (2004), B-Boy (2002), Subway (2001), Homeboy (2004), 08Underground (2004: free), Vinterstad (2004), Writers, Writers2 (2001), Cyber (2002), Writers Fat (2001), 5Cent (2000, graffiti font), and the dingbat font Somepics.
Dead link. Seventeen Swedish calligraphers: Kerstin Anckers, Susan Duvnäs, Karl-Erik Forsberg, Mona Gordon, Ludvig Grandin, Marie Anikó Györi, Lennart Hansson, Helene Henningson, Annika Larsson, Florian Kynman, Gun Larson, Lars Olof Laurentii, Erik Lindegren, Annika Rücker, Cecilia Skogh, Ylva Östberg Skarp, Marianne Pettersson Soold. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish foundry. It used to have free fonts designed by Jorgen Dahlqvist in the late 1990s: the gorgeous CD cover font Retaliation (2000), Superbal (2000), Space Bowl (2000) and The Great Berserker (2000). [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Malmo, Sweden, who made the free geometric symbol font Cymbol (2012).
African Drum Rhythms
Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
Lutz Baar (b. Berlin, 1946) ran Antropos. He is a calligrapher/type designer who runs a design studio called Miraculus Artwork in Gothenburg, Sweden. At the now defunct Antropos site, he used to offer Antropos (2002), a free prehistoric-lettering font. He is a contributor to the anthroposophic style of thinking and creating.
Nice fonts at old Antropos site included: Aristoteles, Platonia, Andromeda, Zeitgeist, Artemis, Andromeda Engschrift, BaarAntropos, BaarAntroposAidfont, BaarAntroposBold, BaarAntroposBoldItalic, BaarAntroposCaps, BaarAntroposDisplay, BaarAntroposEngschrift, BaarAntroposItalic, BaarGoetheanis (2002), BaarLemuria (2002), BaarMetanoia (2002), BaarMetanoiaBold, BaarMetanoiaBoldItalic, BaarMetanoiaItalic, BaarPhilos, BaarPhilosBold, BaarPhilosBoldItalic, BaarPhilosItalic, BaarSophia (2002), BaarSophiaBold, BaarSophiaBoldItalic, BaarSophiaItalic, BaarZeitgeist.
He founded Menschengeist and Aidfonts (2005), where one can download his Sophia, Metanoia and Philos families.
Swedish painter, poet, scholar, publisher, typographer and type designer (b. Stockholm, 1884, d. Stockholm, 1949) who designed fonts at Klingspor such as Kumlien (1943), Kumlien Bold and Kumlien Antiqua. Tjörbjörn Olsson created interpretations such as KumlienMM (1993) and Kumlien-Initialer (1994). The fist major digital revival and extension came in 2011 at Canada Type, where Patrick Griffin and Kevin King designed the Kumlien Pro family.
Bror Zachrisson penned Akke Kumlien: 1884-1949 in PAGA, volume 1, number 3, pp. 45-56, 1953. Kumlien studied the history of arts and literature at Uppsala University, which later bestowed on him an honorary doctorate. He was also the founder of the Institute for Research of Materials at the Royal Academy of Arts in Stockholm, the head of the Thiel Gallery's well-known art collection, and the main artistic consultant at P. A. Norstedt&Sons, the royal printing house. His Kumlien transitional typeface was the first major Swedish-designed typeface in over a hundred years. Specimen.
Author of Bokstav och ande (The Letter and the Spirit: 1948), and Kunstneren og bokkunsten (Artist and Book Art).
During his studies in Malmö, Sweden, Alexander Örn (b. 1993) designed the monoline sans typeface Prokrastina (2016). In 2017, he made the angular typeface Rakel and the vernacular sans typeface Folke. In 2018, he added a typeface specially designed for aircraft cockpits: there are many diagonal lines, which are less influenced by the (horizontal and vertical) vibrations of the airplane. [Google] [More] ⦿
Carl-Gustav Werner is a mathematician at Sweden's Lunds Universitet. He created metafont code for runes (2001-2014) of all kinds, including Scandinavian, Continental, Gothic, Anglo-Frisian, Normal, Short-Twig, Staveless, and Medieval. He explains: Several fonts exists for typesetting runes, for a list, see here. Most of them are rather limited. [...] I try to cover most varieties that ever existed. Since I prefer LaTeX for document writing, I have created the font with Metafont and set up a package for easy use in LaTeX. CTAN download site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martin Bengtsson (Alpha Quantum) is a Swedish graphic designer who lives in The Netherlands. He studied at University of Liljeholmen, Sweden. Creator of the sci-fi typeface Alpha Quantum (2012).
Amanye Tenceli: Tengwar Calligraphy
Tengwar calligraphic page by Måns Björkman from Sweden. Free fonts made by him include Sarati Eldamar (2005), Valmaric Eldamar (2006), Tengwar Scribe, Tirion Sarati (2002), Tengwar Parmaite. Plus many calligraphic notes. He explains: This page is dedicated to the beautiful writing systems that in Tolkien's works derived from the continent of Aman. They are often collectively called Tengwar, although strictly speaking this is wrong, Tengwar being the name of Feanor's writing system (Feanors Tengwar) but not of the Sarati, Rúmils script (the Tengwar of Rúmil). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gothenburg, Sweden-based graphic designer who is mainly preoccupied with logotypes and calligraphic book covers. He has also been working as a teacher in graphic design at HDK's School of Design and Crafts at Gothenburg University. Designer of the elegant neo-modern family Bodebeck (2004, Linotype). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the world's smallest typeface, 3x3 (2005), which has appeared on several record sleeves; a slightly modified version appears on the cover of LFO's Sheath, designed by The Designers Republic. Anders de Flon (b. 1983, Stockholm, Sweden) is a Swedish creative advisor, graphic designer and industrial designer known for his minimalistic and experimental work. Founder of Deflon, a Creative&Advising venture, based in Stockholm. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Karlstad, Sweden, Andreas Nymark studied at Hyper Island (class of 2011) and now works in Stockholm. At Type@Paris 2016, Andreas Nymark designed the tex typeface Svedala to provide a serif counterpart of Sweden's national typeface, Sweden Sans. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anja Emzén grew up in the south of Sweden, and got a bachelor degree in graphic design from the renowned Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. Starting in 2010, she is doing graphic design work in Sydney, Australia. Emzén (2010) was created while Anja was studying at The Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. It is a soft-edged slab serif. [Google] [More] ⦿
In 2008 she graduated from Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm where she studied advertising and graphic design. Designer and illustrator in Stockholm, who made the decorative caps typeface Ornis (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Berlin, Germany (was: Jamtland, Sweden)-based designer (b. 1988) of Rub My Soap (2015, a free animated font), Runkmuskel (2011, hand-printed), Woodwarrior (2013, a hipster typeface with runic influences), tweetware hipster typeface), Wasteland (2014, a tweetware brush typeface advertized as post-apocalyptic), and PXLPLZ (2012, pixel face).
Anton Bolin (Hökarängens Bokstavsfabrik) is a Swedish type designer located in Hökarängen, just outside Stockholm. Creator of the rounded children's book or poster font Glupsk (2015).
In 2016, he designed the free blackletter typeface Bajern.
In 2017, he published the slab serif typeface Farsan and the free ink splash typeface Pissjar Sans (for which he peed over 300 times during a six-month period). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Based in San Francisco, AppDynamics is an enterprise software company specialising in application performance monitoring software that ensures the smooth running of business-critical applications In 2019, a rebranding of AppDynamics led to the corporate typeface AppD Sans, which was jointly developed by Göran Söderstrom (Sweden), Paul Russell (New Zealand), Kallan & Co (Finland), Brett King (Finland) and Hannu Koho (Finland). [Google] [More] ⦿
Arina Stoenescu (b. 1969, Bucharest) is a doctoral student at Department of Arts and Cultural Sciences at Lund University, Book history. Her doctoral thesis is entitled Typography and Politics. The political impact of typography in newspapers from Romania during the communist time (1948-1989). She lives in Stockholm since 1989. In 2010 she started the first independent type design and typography courses in Swedish universities. Speaker at ATypI 2017 Montreal: An atypical history of type in Romania 1508-1989. [Google] [More] ⦿
Måns Grebäck (Aring Typeface, Örebro, Sweden) is a prolific Swedish designer (b. Lindesberg, Sweden, 1990), who lives in Borlänge, Sweden. Måns Grebäck has a bachelor's degree in graphic design from the University of Dalarna (2012). In 2010, he went commercial, and started selling fonts through MyFonts. In 2011 he started Mawns Design. In 2013, that was renamed to Aring Typeface. In 2011 he already had over seven million downloads of his fonts, which were featured at websites such as Dafont and Myfonts. He also does custom type work. His typefaces, both free and commercial:
Aka Baville, Artman Ay is based in Gothenburg, Sweden, and studies dentistry at the Medical University of Lublin, Poland. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Irregularis (2013). Created with Font Creator, it is useful for casual text, or blackboard emulation.
Artery Design is located in Gothenburg, Sweden, and is run by Botond Bokor (b. 1978). In 2012, Botond published a few free fonts at Dafont: Elsö (a very beautiful brush face), Cutout (dadaist), Kabbe (hand-printed), Mafla (wall writing face).
Said to be a fusion of Futura and Akzidenz Grotesk, Avisto started appearing on Swedish signs in the 1930s. Image from the book I Love Type 01 Futura [via Christian Steen Jørgensen, Copenhagen, and Typophile]. [Google] [More] ⦿
Self-described as an exile Swede and medieval rockstar currently studying Graphic Design at Westerdals SoC in Oslo, graduating summer 2013.. At Westerdals, he developed Dystopia (2012), a monospaced typeface inspired by retrofuturism and repressive social control systems.
Released under the GNU General Public License, BarFonts 1.0 contains fonts for the following bar codes: Codabar, Code 39, Code 128, Interleaved 2 of 5, UPC A, UPC E, EAN 13 and EAN 8. The postscript package was developed by Jan Kärrman from the Department of Scientific Computing, Uppsala University, Sweden. Printing some message text as a bar code does, for most bar codes, involve some modification of the text, such as addition of a checksum character and/or special start/stop/delimiter characters. For each font there is a Perl script and a Visual Basic script that can be used to convert a message into the correct form. Each font also comes in a non-standard variant, an "auto font", that is designed to automatically convert the message into the appropriate form. The auto fonts should be considered as experimental, and have several limitations, see the documentation for details. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish art historian whose 1956 PhD dissertation was entitled Svenskt stilgjuteri före âr 1700 (Typefounding in Sweden before 1700). In 1950 he published an 18-page booklet entitled Det äldsta Svenska Stilprovet Tryckt at Skolan for Bokhant verk. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of Hexadecimal (2019), Calculate 16 (2019: an LED font), the modular blackletter typeface Isometretos (2019), Templars Cipher Plus (2019), the heavy slab serif typeface Grundsten (2019) and the traffic sign sans typeface Storgata (2019), which is influenced by the traditional Swedish traffic signage font Tratex. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ola Björling (Beyond Design) is the designer of Advent (dot font), HybridBold (1999), HybridOutline (1998), JuliaEngstrmBold (based on the handwriting of Julia Engström), Muttprutt, Omicron (a beautiful futuristic face), Randi (1998), Slidfis, Slidfiskittlande (1997, athletic lettering), Slidfissaftig, Starlightseedcitysightseeing, Technoidone. Some of his fonts are under the (Swedish) TarmSaft label, and some under Beyond Design. All were made around 1997. He also made Agaro to Sagaru and Serial Killer, both techno fonts as well.
Swedish graphic design student at Konstfack in Stockholm, b. Landskrona, 1983. His portfolio includes the refreshing caps designs he calls Typeface Anatomy (2008). He also made a skectch for Handwritten (2008). D, O, R. [Google] [More] ⦿
Björn X. Öqvist
Swedish designer born in 1924 in Stockholm. He says of himself: Compositor, Linotype operator, teacher of typography. Type designer in a small matrix factory 1950-51. Calligrapher, book designer, author, lecturer and trade mark specialist. Now retired, but does type design as a hobby and to special orders for museums, ad agencies, companies and even to private persons. His typefaces:
Pelle Anderson interviews Bo Berndal. Bitstream write-up. Agfa/Monotype write-up. Author of Typiskt typografiskt (Fisher and co, 1990). MyFonts page. Linotype page. MyFonts interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. View Bo Berndal's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Founding creative director of Differ Design in Stockholm. Founder and Creative Director of the Swedish design agency Bold (in 2011). Prior to Bold he was the Design Director at The Brand Union's Stockholm office. He has many years of international experience having worked and studied in Japan, New York, Dubai and London.
Box Tube Labs
Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of the spurred typeface Empera (2017), the weathered octagonal / mechanical typeface family Areno (2017), the athletic lettering font Fanatix (2017), the spurred Godou Grande (2017), the octagonal Campione (2017: an octagonal typeface), Dahmer Slab (2017) and Bouldy (2017).
In 2019, he released North Block (an octagonal sports font), Campione Neue (an octagonal sports font, with two variable font styles), Le Bronn (a condensed movie credit sans), and Mavericks (an industrial strength octagonal typeface). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Techno and futuristic fonts by Andreas Lindholm (from Bromma, Sweden; now in Stockholm and Santiago, Chile) such as Aerospace, BumbleBee, Calculator, Crystopia, Decoder, Dominator (2000), Elastica, Futuremark, Infaith, Intergalactic, Neodream, Neutronica, Octane, Pornomania, Prenoptica, Prologik, Reactivator, Ultimate Survivor, Viagra, Virus, Survival, Propaganda, Booster. Mac and PC. Fonts sold by Mindcandy. Alternate URL. His future typefaces are shown here. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Garamond Corpvs (2017) is a typographical set of posters created by Swedish illustrator and typographer Björn Johansson (Stockholm) as an in-depth pseudo-scientific research about the shapes of the Latin letters. The project is based on Geoffroy Tory's book Champ Fleury from 1529. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
ByAndreas (was: Andreas Lindkvist Fonts, or The Bright Side)
Here we had shareware fonts and dingbats designed by Andreas Lindkvist from Stockholm: TheBrightSide (great dingbats), Messydots, Kraft und Stil (as in De Stijl), Leftside, Green Babe, DoYourThing, Dekoside, Apapa, Brightside Dingbats, lindkvistdotcom, AllMyHands (fingers, hands--including "the finger"), Gumpy One (comic book font), GetTheMessage (letters in hearts), GetATicket, PunkTCom (dot matrix), and Happy Dots. The commercial fonts include Champion Sparkplug, ArcadeFontPack, BurningBats, Container, New Home, oFont, Organic Font, DigDotDot, PlasticBag, Lazzaroni, RetroBats, CynCyn and Cherish Font.
Swedish design mag that has occasionally some features on fonts and font technology. Run by Per Torberger. Run by Per Torberger. It used to have Andreas Lindkvist's Capofont and Capheads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish author (b. Stockholm, 1938) in 1974 of a book about Western ideograms. Its title was the Swedish equivalent of "Symbols - Western ideograms". This book is an encyclopedia and has for each new edition been revised and substantially enlarged. Its first English language edition was published in 1991 in the US under the title Dictionary of Symbols (ABC-CLIO, 1991, 596 pages). The latest published revised and much enlarged English language edition appeared in 1995 under the new title Thought Signs The semiotics of symbols - Western non-pictorial ideograms. Review. [Google] [More] ⦿
From 2009 until 2012, Carolina Dahl studied at HDK, the School of Design and Crafts, Göteborg, Sweden. She experimented in 2013 with monoline typefaces. One Unit Typeface (2013) is based on sticks. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden, Caroline Hotti designed the elegant teardrop-themed display typeface Diskreta (2017) and the sharp-edged sans poster typeface Quartz (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
Swedish printer and possibly typographer (1828-1923), who founded a printshop in Arboga in 1858 and moved it to Stockholm in 1862, where she married and ran it with her husband Knut Sigfrid Flodin until 1874. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish author (b. 1946) of Typografisk håndbok (1998, Ordfront & Ytterlids; see also Ordfront/Ordfront Galago, Sweden, 2004), and of Bokstaven, ordet, texten, andra utgåvan, första tryckningen (Ordfront förlag, 1998). Old URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Author of Type Studies The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Type foundry of the Royal Printing Office (Norstedt Tryckeri, Stockholm, 1983), in which we find reproductions of all metal typefaces in the collection of the Norstedt foundry. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish painter, designer, illustrator, jazz musician and inventor, b. 1944, who studied under lettering artist Erik Lindegren. In 1976, Nordenstam drew a typeface originally called Quickstep. Letters from Sweden, who turned this into a font called Sväng in 2019, writes: Sväng was his initial foray into type design. We feel Sväng is one of the most original display faces from the 1970s. Exploring concepts similar to Aldo Novarese's Stop and Othmar Motter's Motter Tektura, it is more versatile and can be used for a broader range of applications. By removing parts of the letters, Nordenstam created surprising stencil letterforms. The dynamic geometric shapes display a strong 1970s vibe that is impossible to ignore. [Google] [More] ⦿
Celebrated Swedish sculptor, b. Stockholm, 1929, who lives and works in New York. His work influenced many (mostly modular) type designs. A partial list:
Free fonts by Swedish designer Martin Fredrikson Core (b. Gothenburg, 1970), whose real name is Martin Lexelius:
Gothenburg-based Christian Svalander is art director and co-founder of Creative District, a progressive design and web bureau. In 2010, he made Bianca, named after his daughter. He is working a franklin Gothic style face, Delia Gothic (2010). Another URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer whose illuminated caps will soon be developed in cooperation with David Kettlewell. Half-Estonian, half-White Russian designer, living in Sweden. She draws illuminated caps for David Kettlewell. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Stockholm, Sweden, who created Hazel Bleu (an all caps typeface with flared serifs), Olympica Olympicto (sports icons), and Parennts (a modular typeface) in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
Daniel Viberg (Dawnland, est. 1999) is a Swedish designer, b. 1976, Nyköping. His early fonts could be downloaded at Dafont. His later fonts can be bought via MyFonts. In general, Dawnland Fonts are for headlines, posters for event graphics and music/media/game packaging.
He created the Chaos font series, which comprises Paradox (1999, trembling hand face; +Paradox X, 2011, +Paradox Runa, 2011), Lamenta (1999, scratchy face), Lamenta X (2011), Lilith (2000, initials made with human figures), Nihil (2011, grungy) and Dissonus (2004, a nihilist grunge typeface inspired by the type treatments of Dave McKean as well as the Manson Anti Christ Superstar-artwork).
Other typefaces include Victualia (brushy), Aeterna (2011, grunge), Haakke (2011, a children's hand), Awe (hand-printed), Victualia X (2011, a hand-drawn brush font), Chaos 1996 (2011, pen illustrations), Massiva GrotesQ (2012), Lore (2012, blackletter), Nokturnia, Nekromantea, Pandemonia, Meep (2013), Blck Phnx (2013, a lava lamp font), Auntie Lee (2013, hand-printed), Uncle Lee (2013, hand-printed), Ponderous (2013, a poster titling face), Cirque De La Lune (2013, poster lettering), Dulcet (2014, vintage script), Left Hand path (2015, hand-printed), Lost + Forlorn (2017, a punk/horror typeface), Wounds (2018: a scribbly horror font).
Born in Hong Kong in 1968, Dennis Poon was a designer in San Francisco and Stockholm. He currently works at Philips in Singapore. At the Typebox foundry, he designed TxElf (2002, blockish almost-bitmap font), TX Hex (2002) and TX Gitter (2001, a simplified Codex-like face).
Design Eva Wilsson
Now Eva Wilsson and formerly Eva Grinder. Swedish designer of Mido (2007), a free medium-bold Egyptian typeface that became commercial in 2016. On her site, she offers a research paper on Egyptian type, and describes the development of Mido.
Designer in Ankara and Stockholm, who created Bourdier (2012), a deconstructed typeface.
Original grunge designs by Ola Nilsson from Sweden: the curly Doublejoint, the scratchy PleasureGelf, BarelyManilow [appropriate name for an intentionally ugly font], Barbapa, Dope714, Glorija and the Smiths, Kiddie Grinder, ChocolateBandit, Folk 1, 666 and Untitled. [Google] [More] ⦿
At elefont (and before that at subform) we could fond the free (non-commercial use only) fonts Halvar, Bailando, Onaka (katakana) and Atmosphere (fantastic LED font), designed by Swede Mattias Jakobsson in cooperation with Daniel Brandt. Elefont disappeared but is revived at typOasis by CybaPee. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ellinor Maria Rapp
During her studies at Berghs School of Communication, Stockholm, Sweden-based Emilie Svensson designed the angular display typefaces Dynast (2016) and Anxiedentity 006 (2016), and the blackletter typeface Poseidon (2016). Earler, she created the decorative caps typeface Fay (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Stockholm, who created several unnamed typefaces in 2012.
In 2010 Erik attended a type design course at Södertörn University in Sweden. In 2014, he published his first typeface, Ferry, at Letters from Sweden. He writes: We found our inspiration in the three Stockholms Ström ferries that float in our beautiful capital. These boats were originally built as steam ferries between 1894 and 1907, but today they are motorized and function as charter boats taking groups out to the Stockholm archipelago. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
FAIRY is Borware's commercial server based font embedding service for Web documents. For Windows, Linux and soon also X/UNIX. Borware is Michael Jansson's company located in Bromma, Sweden. It is now called em2. [Google] [More] ⦿
Falling Angel Studio
Falling Angel Studio in Partile, Gothenburg, Sweden, was established in 2009 by Alireza Amiri (b. 1986, Teheran). Their first fonts include Circ (pixelish), Ki Moa Triangle Park (2011, with Mohsen Khaki), Sandikza (scribbly hand), Smart (rounded hand-printed face), Smart Maximus, Entoferno, Kakeroon (2010), Scatterbrain, XMadness (dot matrix face), Smart Wix (2010), Mazigh (2010, hand-printed), Jebrill (2010), Khoft (2010, grungy stencil), Kanta Cube (2010, block letters), Smart Maximus (2010), and Smart Toxonic.
The following alphading pages were published in 2012: Ghab Star David, Ghab Star Clipart, Ghab Star Bahai, Ghab Star, Ghab Leaf Plane, Ghab Leaf Lucky, Ghab Leaf, Ghab Heart Triple, Ghab Heart, Ghab Gravestone, Ghab Cloud, Ghab Bubble Speech Black, Ghab Bubble Speech 2, Ghab Bubble Speech, Ghab Bottle, Ghab Atom. They were created jointly by Alireza Amiri and Sevin Shiva.
Swedish design and type design coop that unties G&oml;ran Söderström, Ørjan Nordling and Fredrik Andersson. Their typefaces include SL Gothic, DN Bodoni, DN Grotesk, LO-Enighet, SEB Basic, ATG Rubrik, ATG Text. M
Swedish art director and graphic designer in Malmö. Behance link. His first typeface is Rutger Serif (2010, with all serifs and edges massaged into round relaxed shapes; +Italic). Constructed (2010) is modular and octagonal. Three Sixty (2010) is an extremely black octagonal face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Upstart Swedish foundry (est. 1991 by Johan Ström) offering the garalde typeface family Indigo Antiqua (2003, designed by book and type designer Johan Ström (b. 1936, Sweden), and digitization by Jonas Böttiger and Törbjörn Olsson). The type designer claims inspiration from Guillaume le Bé (France), Miklós Kis's Janson, Christoffel van Dijck (van Dijck) and Peter Valpergen (Fell). Indigo Antiqua at Elsner & Flake (2006).
After completing a B.A. in Philosophy and Aesthetics, Swedish designer Mårten Thavenius (b. 1965) began working as an interface designer with IBM as senior GUI architect. In 2009, he left IBM to work as an independent web solutions consultant and typeface designer. His most popular designs are the comprehensive families Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab. He lives in Belgium and Sweden, and his foundry is called Fontcaster. Mårten Thavenius has a side-interest in screen typography.
He designed these typefaces:
From Leksand, Sweden, Peter Reichel's font site. It advertises the following: Search the Font database by name/design, attribute/family, headline, text or pi-fonts. Create and customize (body and headline text) extensive type-charts (PDF created on the fly) for more than 1000 fonts, in your own language. Download free TT-fonts with extensive kerning tables. Problem is that on some Netscape browsers, nothing works. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontomen (was: Tabbar&Typer)
Nice free fonts made by Jenny Barck, who sometimes uses the name Joakim Kihlström. The fonts include AsaRocks, BabyBazonga, BabeBamboo, BatBen (batman font), Beam, BrandNewHeavies, Ceasar, DayOfTheTentacle, Diodos (1997), Djellibejbi (hearts), ElasticWrath (curly), Eller, Flame, HailMary, HarryPotter, Holywood, Heffaklump, Jagular, Jamiro, Komhjlp, Korv, KabanossNormal, Magnumpi, ManaMana, Modinskan, Megafon, Merde, Monday, Rambo, RamboKiller, Reddordedd, Runar, Salamander, Serru, SugarRay, Swabba, Tigger, Walter (2001, a Disney font), XFiles, Zeppelin.
Hans Presto's site about Lettering, Comics, Handwriting, Vintage Steel pen nibs and Calligraphy. Based in Stockholm. It has a subpage about stencil fonts, and includes a small stencil font archive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fountain--A Friendly Type Foundry
Fountain is a Swedish foundry in Malmö, founded in 1994 by Peter Bruhn (1969-2014). In 2008, its designers include Rui Abreu, Lee Basford, Lars Bergquist, Felix Braden, Lotta Bruhn, Peter Bruhn, Lucas Brusquini, Matthew Chiavelli, Stefan Claudius, Thomas Crolla, Jay David, Stefan Hattenbach, Peter Hoffman, Nina Hons, Sylvia&Daniel Janssen, Randy Jones, Gábor Kóthay, Martin Lexelius, Ricardo Santos, Góran Sóderstróm, Simon Schmidt, and Dirk Uhlenbrock.
Some offerings over the years: the avant-garde Anarko (nice!), the curly Pizzicato (also nice), Pussy, Udo, Barbera, Gas, the gorgeous bottle dingbats Mini (by Peter Bruhn), Kundera, the free downloads Animals, Doggystyle, Egg, Egg Cameo, Fat Ultra, Kundera, Maceo, Mothafucka, Pavement, Pavement-Kana and Sevenet. All of the aforementioned typefaces have mostly been designed by Peter Bruhn. They also do custom work. Other fonts: Jinchi1, Hebrew, Greek. Recent fonts by Simon Schmidt include CloseCall, CloseGridder, Ogra and Schlager. Martin Fredrikson Core made the fat display typeface Filt (based on Antique Olive, it now has a Greek weight as well), Borgstrand, FTN Sauerkrauto [see also Sauerkrauto Pro (2000)], and Malmo Sans. Matthew A. Chiavelli made Ultura (1996).
Peter Hoffmann created Alita.
Lars Bergquist published Paracelus (a modern version of Schwabacher), Baskerville 1757 (2002), Montrachet, Monteverdi, and Waldstein (a Scotch typeface). Steve Payne designed COMA. Felix Braden made Sadness and Grimoire. Lee Basford created Nuephoric.
Peter Bruhn made the commercial fonts Mayo, Ketchupa, Mustardo and the free fonts Partisan, Jinichi, Lipo-D, Dopil, Deuzhood, Azteak (initial caps) and Anticca. Lotta Bruhn designed Lucifer. Stefan Caludius made Dekoria (2003), a Tuscan titling face.
At Veer, you can buy the sans family Stalemate> (2004), which was originally an OEM family designed for but not used by a German IT company, and Gretel (by Sylvia&Daniel Janssen), Scrixel 8 and 16 (pixel families by Thomas Crolla).
Kiko Seiz (b. 1993) is a Portuguese graphic design in Stockholm. Another URL. He created the hand-printed stencil alphabet Surfer Blood (2011), and the grotesk caps typeface Atom (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Gothenburg, Sweden, Frans Karlsson designed Common Sans Regular (2016). He explains: Common Sans Regular is a versatile typeface that performs excellent on-screen and printed. Its capitals are based on Caslon's sans serif from 1816, while the lower case combines elements from 1910s-1920s Nobel, Johnston and Berlin's U-bahn font as well as my own handwriting. It builds on these great faces to give a sense of urgency to written content. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fredrik is associated with Nordling's design company, Pangea Design, in Stockholm. Fredrik designed Berling Nova (2003-2004, Linotype; with Örjan Nordling) and Berling Nova Sans (2007, Linotype; with Örjan Nordling). Both typefaces grew out of Forsberg's Berling (1953). Enighet, done for The Swedish Trade Union Confederation in 2008 together with Fredrik Andersson, won a merit award at the EDAwards in 2008. In 2011, he cofounded Letters from Sweden with Göran Söderström. Fredrik lectures on the history and design of typography at Södertörn and Berghs.
Type designs include Berling Nova Sans&Serif (with Orjan Nordling), custom work for Nu-institutet and Botkyrka konsthall, and a release for Fountain is also in the works. He is the chairman of the Stockholm typographic guild.
Norrköping (was: Stockholm)-based graphic and type designer who cofounded Theygraphics with Stockholm-based Jiri Adamik-Novak and Prague-based Zdenek Patak. He obtained an MA in Graphic Design at the Konstfack College of Arts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. In 2018, he published the circle-themed typeface Circle. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Goodies for Designers (or: FGD)
The site Free goodies for designers offers a number of tweetware and free products including the hand-printed typefaces Gant (2015) and Skinny Bastard (2014, tweetware), the brush face Leon (2014, free) and the poster typeface Reis (2014, tweetware) by Marcelo Reis Melo.
In 2016, he made the tweetware multiline typeface Lines, the free avant garde sans typeface Boot Camp, the free Impact-style sans headline typeface Alberto, the Bauhaus-inspired Alva, and the tweetware brush script typeface Tindra.
Typefaces from 2017: Kung (brush style), Sans Jose (a free Peignotian typeface), Rimbo (a great fat poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2018: Brux (dry brush), Eighties, Kung (brush), Bolden (a free condensed black sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Bavro Pro, Serifina (a high-contrast all caps typeface).
In 2010 Freja Hedvall attended Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden, with a Bachelors degree. From 201-2013, she studies Communication Design at Billy Blue College of Design in Sydney, Australia. In 2012, Freja created the counterless geometric typeface Rat Race. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fuelfonts (was Betatestfonts)
Claes Källarsson's Fuelfonts in Sundsvall (Sweden) has some really cool shareware creations: Armorica, ArmoricaOblique, Ashbury, AshburyItalic, Barbarella, Bazooka, BigHeadMofo, Bomberman, Cake, Cherub, CherubSmallCaps, Choker, Decipher, Dinghy, Dipdop, DiscoMonkey, Dopdip, Dronecat, DrowningMonkey, Drugpusher, Eclipser, EclipserOblique, Electrolite, Experi, Fishsoup, FlipFlop, FlipFlopRoyal, Fluffster, Flux, Gothicum, Gummy, Holodeck5, Hyperblaster, Inkblob, InkyBear, Ion, JadeMonkey, KingAnakin2, Klonk, Knucklebuster, KnucklebusterOblique, Kryogenic, LittleDotties, Lotusflower, Makimango, MakimangoOblique, MetalCrusher, Mobster, Palomino, Parkland, ParklandSerif, PuffyDreamland, Releaser, ReleaserSerif, Resurrector, Rollergirls, Romeric, Schleepy, ScribbledMonkey, Snakegirl, Soopafresh, Spearbox, Squizzlie, Starmonkey, Stoopid, Subhuman, SuperHighway, VerucaBlack, ZyberBob, Candybar (at Chank), Talismanica (2002), Claes Interlock (2006, inspired by Ed Interlock), and Sooper Cosmic (1997, Chank---an extension of Chank's 1995 typeface Cosmic).
Stefan Lundhem started Fyrisfonts. He is the designer of Garajannon (Garamond family), Spartacus (a Roman, CODEX-like lettering font), Beckhem Gothic, Fournament, Primus, Fyris Fraction, Fyris Fraktur, Krabat, Heltime (mix of Times and Helvetica), Terminator, Bessie (2001, multiline art deco typeface modeled after Marcia Loeb's 1972 alphabet, Rainbow), Billie (2001, art deco titling, modeled after Marcia Loeb's 1972 alphabet, Zig Zag), Jämför abc, Miami Blues and Miami Vice (beautiful, now called Bessie and Billie, respectively). The pages in Swedish contain an in-depth study of Jenson and Adobe Jenson MM, Caslon, Cloister Old Style, Fraktur, Garamond, Minion MM, MultipleMaster fonts, Myriad MM, OpenType, Poynter, RailwayType, Newspaper type, Web fonts, Web typography, and screen typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Gilbertson's Web Design
Self-proclaimed mad scientist, concept artist, illustrator and graphic artist from Burträsk, Sweden (b. 1982). Creator of the rune font Theban Alphabet (2008) and Old Norse Runes (or: Urnordiska Runor) (2008). On behalf of Ba'al Graphics, he made the blackletter typeface Scaenarium Unus (2008). He also created the dripping blood typeface Terror Production (2008).
Daniel Feldt is a graphic designer and illustrator from Stockholm, Sweden. His early typefaces include Furiosa (2015, a fat brush script), Bob (2015, a heavy octagonal mechanical typeface) and Gunnar Bold (2015, a rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2016: Applejack (thick brush script), Knuckle Sandwich (dry brush), Midnight Rider (dry brush script), Wilder (a condensed hand-crafted typeface), GS Frank (a sans family influenced by DIN and Eurostile), Gunnar (hand-crafted rounded sans), Cherie Bomb (brush font), Margot (brush script).
Typefaces from 2017: Etheline (sans), Handwritten Halloween, Fright Night, Narrabeen Brush, Luchador (a great vintage layered font family), Alma Mono (rounded monospaced sans).
Typefaces from 2019: Nostromo (octagonal), Deckhouse, Brickton (a vintage layered font), Emmylou (sans+signature styles), Manufaktur (techno or gaspipe sans), Post Box (a ballpoint pen font). Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Gro teaches typography at the Söderstörns Högskola (since 2011) and at Beckmans Designhögskola, both in Stockholm, and is art director at Gemensam framtid (Svenska Missionskyrkan), also in Stockholm.
Swedish designer of Modern Runic (2013).
Gustav & Brun
Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)
Andreas Gustavsson is a Swedish designer, b. 1979, located in Nyköping. At MyFonts, starting in 2013, the name Andreas Brunelius started to appear as the designer of most of the typefaces. It is possible that Andreas Brunelius = Andreas Gustavsson. Gustavsson's typefaces were first published under the foundry name Jagjavi, but in 2014, that name changed to Gustav & Brun.
Creator of the simple hand-printed typeface Kohicle 25 (2009). See also his waxy letter studies from 2010.
At his commercial foundry, he published Pushups (2012, hand-printed 3d face), Itchy Handwriting (2012), Docklan (2012, textured face), Herbarium (2012, plants dingbats) and Old Earthy (2012, a hand-drawn font inspired by the mid 19th-century art movement with William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood).
Typefaces from 2013: Sweeper, Paper Cuts, Nanu and Nanu Simple Ornaments (hand-drawn poster font), Macro (fat headline or poster face), Macro Print (the eroded version of Macro), Karl and Karl Black (blackboard bold typeface family).
In 2009, Jerlardtz graduated as Art Director from Forsbergs in Stockholm, Sweden. He created Vilhelmia (2009, paper fold face) and Teodoria (2009, an artistic counterless family; + Round, Sharp, Square), Schmo (2011, a monoline sans) and Bartholomeus (2011, squarish architectural sans). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Haldur Rohtla is a independent type-designer from Gothenburg, Sweden. In 2003 he graduated from Chalmers School of Architecture and has been a practicing architect since then. His interest in font design comes from presentations of school projects and essays. Haldurís font foundry is also called Haldur Rohtla. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Kristianstad, Sweden-based graphic designer and illustrator. Creator of an alphabet coinsisting only of solid geometric shapes called Geoalfabet (2013). She also created the illustrated caps alphabet I Want To Be (2013).
Sollentuna, Sweden-based creator (b. 1973) of Parsley Path (2016), Ignoreland A (eroded style), Ombudsman Stencil (2016), Chateau de Garage (2016, a heavy slab serif), King of Rome (2016, heavy wedge serif), Backboard Outline (2016, athletic lettering), Jollysight Sans (2016), Horseback Slab (2016), Playoff (2016), Bellet (2016, Peignotian, caps only), Strejka (2016, grungy and hand-crafted), Promenade de la Croisette (2016, a condensed all caps movie credit font), Fogle Hunter (2016, a tall-ascender antiqued treasure map typeface), Ground Control (2016, a techno typeface), Hello Euroboy (2016), I Am A Rock (2016), the condensed hand-crafted typeface Tamales (2015), Discoteca Rounded (2016), Entschuldigung (2016, squarish sans), Discoteca (2016, rounded sans), Mouthpiece (2016), Jumping The Couch (extremely condensed film noir font), the Peignotian typeface Nizza (2016), the athletic lettering font Be True To Your School, and the narrow hand-crafted Stem Panini (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Wermland Gothic, Fields of Cathay, Chrobot, Grenade Stencil (military stencil), Camargue Serif, Krechanstaud Gothic (grungy), Spettekaka Serif, Boulodrome (heavy rounded sans script).
Typefaces from 2018: Les Champs, Backcountry, Manhandle Slab, Out of My League (sans).
Sweden's first printer who also cut his own punches. In 1650, he issued Sweden's first book with copper engravings, Vapenboken. He was succeeded in 1670 by his son, Henrik Keyser II. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish book printer and typographer, whose story is told be Douglas McMurtrie in The First Swedish Type Specimen (Chicago, 1933). He published Sweden's first type specimen book in 1691: "Någre få prooff. Hoos Henrick Keiser Kongl. Maytz: och Upsal. Acad. Booktryckiare Stockholm 1691". Only two copies of this specimen book remain, one in Stockholm, and one in Upsala, where Keiser was the University of Upsala printer. The type specimen book shows Fraktur, Schwabacher, music notation, Hebrew, Greek, Cursive, Antiqua, Roamyn and title capitals. Later on, Keyser became the royal printer. He died in 1699. Bio in Swedish. [Google] [More] ⦿
House of Eraser
Thomas Rogerstam's free fonts from 1997-1999, published at House of Eraser, Sweden: Rhino (nice hand-printed letters), Rough Cut, Flat Tyre, Lard, Holiday Hardcore (1998, an excellent high-contrast font that is sure to become a classic), Pigsty, Pigpen, Error2000, Malfunction.
House of Lime
Defunct type foundry that had free original dingbats, alphadings and fonts, mostly from scanned art by Merethe Liljedahl (House of Lime) in Landskrona, Sweden.
The font list: Abstract, Africa, African Design, African Eggs, AfricanPattern, AlphaRemember, AlphaSausage, AlphaThin, AmishQuilts, AngelsFairies, Angelsaroundtheworld, AngloText, Animal, AnimalDesign, AntiqueStuff, AntiqueStuffII, AroundSports, Aroundthehouse, ArtDecoMotif, ArtNouveauBild, ArtNouveauBlume, ArtNouveauFlowers, ArtNouveauFramesandBorders, ArtNouveauInitials (2001), ArtNouveauInitialsA, ArtNouveauInitialsB, ArtNouveauInitialsC, AsianArt, AsianArtII, BOO, BabyTime, BackToSchool (2000, pencil-themed face), Bagsandstuff, BagsandstuffII, Balloons, Baseball, Big Lou (2003, art deco), BirdStencilDesign, BirdStencilDesignII, Birdies, Bzzy (2004, alphadings), Books, Butterflies, Buttons (2006), Calender, CamelotCaps (2000), CarstensOwls, Cats, CelticElements, CelticElementsII, CelticMotif, Celtics, Cherub, CheshireInitials (2001), Chiseled (2006), ChristmasTime, ChristmasWreath, ChubbyDotty, ChubbyTrail, Cornerflair (2002), CrayolaKiddyFont, Curly Fleur Caps, DBLCeltic, DBLCorners, DBLFacesfromthepast, DBLFlowerDelight, DBLMedievalDesign, DancerInTheDark, DancerInTheDarkII, DancerInTheDarkIII, DecorativeOrnamental, Decorette, Decorina (2001), DesignMotif, DesignerCorners, DesignerCorners, DesignerDing, DesignerDividers, DesignerFrames, DesignerFramesTwo, DesignerMix, DesignerMixII, DesignerMixed, DesignerMotifs, DesignerMotifsThree, DesignerMotifsTwo, DesignerPlus, DesignerStuff, Dividers, DividersTwo, DoggyBag, DogsandCats, Dolphins, Dot Trail (2002), DoverChineseMotifDesign, DoverFloral, DoverFloralandDesignII, DoverJapaneseDesign, Dragons, Durbin Initials (2009), EasterBunny, EasterHoppy, EasterTime, EatingOut, Egypt, ElectionTime (2000), Elegance, EvelynsHeart, EvsDragons, ExtraOrnamentalNo2, FaceofaLady, Faces2Faces, FacesOfTheCentury, Faith, Fans, Fashion, FashionLadies, FleurCornerCaps (2000), FloralDesign, FloralStencilDesign, FloridVictorianOrnament, FlowerandFairyAlphabet, Folklore, FolkloreII, Fontanesi, Framed, Frames, FramesAndBorders, FramesAndBordersII, FramesAndBordersIII, FramesandBackgrounds, FramesandHeaders, Fromthegarden, Fruityandveggie, Furballs, GailsUnicorn, GardenTime, Geisha, Genzsch Initials, GermanCaps, GothicCornerCaps, GothicFlourish, GrafikText, GuinevereCaps, HalloweenKiddyFont, Hats, HatsII, HatsIII, HatsIV, HatsV, HeartsofLime, Heraldics, Horses, Houses, HousesII, Howling, Iconettes, Inmygarden, Inyourgarden, Itsserved, Jars, JustFrames, KarensKitties, KeyasTurtles, KiddyDing, KiddyFlakey (2002), KiddyFrames, KiddyHalloween, KiddyToys, KidsAlphabet, KittytheCat, Ladiesofthe20s, Leaves, LimeBlossomCaps (1999), LimeGloryCaps (2000), LisasDragons, LittleHeroes, LizsGibsonGirls, LovePoision, Maskes, MedievalAlphabet (2000), MedievalMotif, MedievalMotifTwo, MexicanMotif, MirrorImage, MosaicCaps (2000), Motif, Mousie (2000, alphadings), MoyrasParrots, Music For Your Ears (2006), MutansII, Mutants, Mythical, NavyBlues (2000, white on black buttons), OldFashionedIllus, OldFloralIllustration, OldFolksShuffle (2000), Onthefarm, OrientalDesign, OrientalIcons, OrientalIconsII, OrientalIconsIII, OrientalIconsIV, OrientalView, OrnamentalCorners, OrnamentalDecoration, OrnamentalDecorationII, OrnamentalElements, OrnamentalElementsII, OrnamentalFramesI, OrnamentalInitialsA, OrnamentalInitialsB, OrnamentalInitialsC, OrnamentalInitialsD, OrnamentalInitialsE, OrnamentalInitialsF, OrnamentalInitialsG, OrnamentalInitialsH, OrnamentalInitialsI, OrnamentalInitialsJ, OrnamentalInitialsK, OrnamentalInitialsL, OrnamentalInitialsM, OrnamentalInitialsN, OrnamentalInitialsO, OrnamentalInitialsP, OrnamentalInitialsQ, OrnamentalInitialsR, OrnamentalInitialsS, OrnamentalInitialsT, OrnamentalInitialsU, OrnamentalInitialsV, OrnamentalInitialsW, OrnamentalInitialsX, OrnamentalInitialsY, OrnamentalInitialsZ, OutOfAfrica (2000), Paisley, Paisley Caps, PaisleyII, Party (2004, Mexican simulation face), Pentagon (2003, Western face), PhilliBoo, PokemonKiddyDing, Retro Elite (2003, art deco), RibbonCaps, Rose, Rosegarden, Scary, Scary House, Scrapper's Arrows, ScrappersCorner, ScrappersElements, ScrappersElementsII, ScrappersElementsIII, ScrappersElementsIV, ScrappersElementsV, ScrappersKeys, ScrappersStencil, ScrappingDoodles, Scream, Sealife, September11, Shaking Salsa, Ships, SimplyFriends, Skeleton, Smelly, SomeoneSpecial, Spiders (2001), SplatterCaps, Spooky, Sporty (2004), Spring (2003, Victorian ornamental typeface), Square Frame (2006), Stamped Flowers, Starlite, Stars, Stencil, StripesCaps (2000), SugarFootStrut, Sun and Moon, Sunflowers, Sunny Days (2004), SunshineKiddyFont, Tattoo, TheGoddess, ThePerfectMan, ThemeCorners, TiffanyCorners, TiffanyCornersII, TiffanyCornersIII, Tiles, Tools, TraditionalFloralDesign, TraditionalFloralDesignII, TraditionalFloralDesignIII, Trapeze (2004), TreasuryofDesign, Treesandleaves, Tulips, TylersPokemon (2000), UncasWomen, Valentine, VictorianWindow, Wedding, Wildflower, WildflowerII, WildflowerIII, WildflowerIV, YesterdaysBeauty, YourSign, Yummi, Zodiac.
Samuel Park's freeware fonts at Ideal Fonts include Bauer, ChiquitaNormal, ChiquitaOutlined, CoverseAllstars, CoverseAllstars, DieHundNormal, FeuerfesteNormal, FeuerfesteOutlineNormal, FreakoutGobananasNormal, Grungerocker, HyundaiNormal (2000, techno), LinasHandbold, LunchtimeNormal, MyPuma (badsed on the brand's lettering), MyPumaOblique, MyPumaObliqueOutlined, MyPumaOutlined, ParkNormal, PingPong, RubbedNormal, RussianQualityNormal, Samuelshandbold, SnickersNormal, SnickersStraightNormal, SomesStyleBold, SomesStyleStraightoutofSweden, Superfly2001Heavy, Superfly2001Normal, Supreme, Swatchit (a monoline geometric typeface based on the lattering of the Swatch watches), SwedenFunkis, Whattimeisit. Not for downloading: Arne Rough, Fighte Clubmember, Scream, Idas Hand, Boeing, Corel, Disney Toontalk, Looptroop, Nesticle, Party's International, PlayStation, Pluto, Supersciengraffiticult. The graffiti fonts SomesStyleBold and SomesStyleStraightoutofSweden (2000) are based on letters designed by Micke Stenius (Leksand, Sweden).
In 2009 Ikea, which had been using Ikea Sans and Ikea Serif, switched to Verdana for its signs. Freely distributed by Microsoft, the typeface allows Ikea to use the same font in all countries and with many alphabets. An Ikea spokesperson adds: It's more efficient and cost-effective. Plus, it's a simple, modern-looking typeface. But the verdict by typographers is unanimous---this is a bad choice. One person even started a wiki page called Verdanagate. Excerpts from their reactions:
jag och Linus + Lars
Joel Nordström is a Stockholm-based type designer at Lineto. He created Easyscript (2002), a script typeface based on four letters originally drawn in a logo by Eidenbenz in 1948. He also created Kada (2002-2004), a fat rounded stencil typeface loosely inspired by Frankfurter (by Alan Meeks and Nick Belshaw, 1978-1981).
Swedish graphic designer, b. Västeras, 1979, who lived in Gothenburg, and studied at the Cranbrook Academy of Art under Elliott Earls, where among other things he developed type. Typefaces: Fold (2003-2007, based on folded paper), Scripty (2006-2007), Lovely (2007), Thug (2006, modular typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jan Roland Eriksson
Swedish graphic designer responsible for the blackened octagonal obsese typeface Dance Made (2008), used in its logo. He also designed the custom typeface Donadoni (or: Maldini). Jens lives in Stockholm. [Google] [More] ⦿
Piteå, Sweden-based designer of the rock-themed typeface Sten (2016), the minimalist modular typeface Ingenting (2016), the display typeface Kroken & Agnet (2016), and the modular typeface Tecken (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jimmy Gustafsson (Öga Design, Stockholm) created Gaslight Grotesk (2012), Tribura Sans (2012, for information design), Kraut Display (2012, a typeface inspired by the sonic architecture of early Krautrock), NärCon (2012, oriental brush typeface), Diakrit (2012), and Paul (2012, fashion mag typeface).
Stockholm-based graphic and type designer who cofounded Theygraphics with Stockholm-based Fredrik Forsberg and Prague-based Zdenek Patak. He obtained an MA in Graphic Design at the Konstfack College of Arts and Design, Stockholm, Sweden. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who experiments with type design. An example: his kitchen tile typeface Space (2009). He was born in Bengtsforce, Daisland, Sweden, and lives in Gothenburg. His type projects include Mastodon, Burn, Fatso, Mother (upright script), and UniTight. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jörn Oelsner (b. 1981, Flensburg, Germany) is a German type and graphic designer based first in Antwerp, Belgium, and later in Vegby, Sweden, and Ulricehamn, Sweden. He graduated at the Design Factory International in Hamburg, Germany. While studying he worked for URW++, Hamburg. After graduation he worked in several graphic design studios in Europe. His own design studio is OE Design. He mainly develops corporate typefaces, and now lives in Ulricehamn / Gothenburg, Sweden.
Some of his projects are the corporate typeface of Sport 2000 (in cooperation with URW++, Hamburg), the corporate typeface of the Andorra Telecom SOM and the corporate typeface of the National Television and Radio Spain RTVE (both in cooperation with Summa, Barcelona).
His type designs at URW++ include Ruca (2010, blackletter), Neustadt (2010, URW++: a legible elliptical monoline sans family, which was originally designed as a corporate font for Sport 2000), Stina (2012, a stitch font done for profonts), Ribera (2012, a contemporary sans) and Bloket Pro (2013: a piano key typeface).
In 2014, he created the layered typeface family Graphique Pro Next (Profonts), which is a revival and extension of the famous Graphique Pro designed in 1945 by Hermann Eidenbenz.
His main contribution in 2015 is the 20-style URW Geometric typeface family, which is modeled after the German geometric typefaces from the 1920s. In 2016, he added URW Geometric Condensed and URW Geometric Extended to that family.
Swedish blogger (b. 1972) who created the hand-printed typefaces JBM Flimsy (2012) and JBM Galligrad (2012).
Swiss or Swedish designer of OCR-A (2008), Atari Small (2007), and Beteckna (2007), which is modeled after Paul Renner's Futura. He had help of Gürkan Sengün. Supported by the Free Software Foundation license, it comes in these styles: Beteckna, BetecknaLowerCase, BetecknaLowerCaseBold, BetecknaLowerCaseCondensed, BetecknaLowerCaseItalic, BetecknaSmallCaps.
Swede Johan Nordlander's runic font pack. Nice original designs. Demos available, but the fonts must be ordered. All formats (type 1, truetype, Mac and PC). Johan says: "I have been developing these runic fonts since 1991 in close collaboration with one of the world's foremost experts on Old English runes, Professor Bengt Odenstedt. " Fonts: Old Norse, Old English, Danish, Short-Twig, Staveless runes, Gothic runes, Scientific runes. Plus lots of references on runes! [Google] [More] ⦿
Johan Pehr Lindh
Johan Prag is a Swedish Art Director living and working in Tokyo, Japan. Before coming to Tokyo, he was part of renowned design agency Stockholm Design Lab where he among other things worked on the rebranding of Scandinavian Airlines System. His typefaces include SUN (for UA's SUN album), and Breathe (for UA's Breathe album). [Google] [More] ⦿
As a Swedish student at Uppsala University, based in Knutby, Johan Winge created the Tengwar Annatar family (2004) using metafont and pfaedit (now called FontForge), SV Basic Manual (2004, sans serif monospaced pair of typefaces), and Tengwar Naive (1997-2004).
In 2013, he went commercial, and started the Johan Winge type foundry out of Uppsala. His commercial typefaces include the round monospaced techno retro-futuristic typeface Cubiculum (2013) about which he says: Cubiculum is a clean revival of a kind of font that was widely available for different electronic typewriters in the 80s and early 90s. Typically, each manufacturer had their own slightly different design, and also their own name for this font: commonly known as Cubic, it was also marketed as Techno, Report, Block, and Quadro.
Sweden's first printer, who cut his own punches and cast his own types. He printed "Missale Upsaliense vetus" in Stockholm in 1483. He was also the first printer in Denmark, where he printed Breviarium Ottoniense and De obsidione et bello Rhodiano in 1482 in Odense. His main main office was in Lubeck, Germany. [Google] [More] ⦿
John Bark founded the Bark Design Studio in Stockholm in 1988, after several jobs in New York at the School of Visual Arts, Milton Glaser Inc, and Esquire. With Örjan Nordling, he designed DN Bodoni for use as headlines in the Swedish newspaper "Dagens Nyheter". [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish typefounder located in Mariedal, just outside Stockholm, est. 1816. Per Adolf Norstedt, a magistrate in Örebro, acquired Johan Pehr Lindh's business in 1821, and founded P.A. Norstedt & Söner in Stockholm in 1823. Lindh continued on until 1832, when he amalgamated with the Norstedt printing works at No. 6 Riddarholmen, where Norstedt remained until it closed down.
To start himself, Lindh had acquired the type foundry of Sebastian Popp in Copenhagen in 1814, together with his brother Nils Magnus Lindh. He had also purchased old typefounding equipment from Johan Georg Lange in Stockholm in 1806. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer. She created a hand-printed typeface in 2012.
Just My Type
Free experimental Adobe Illustrator alphabets by Jakob Nylund, who is based in Sweden. In 2012, J. Randall Harris extablished Just My Type as a commercial foundry in Tucson, AZ. However, Jakob Nylund's Just My Type has been around since at least 2008. However, Jakob's Just My Type was changed ca. 2012 into a photography site, so now there is just one Just My Type.
The best typeface created by Nylund is Soraya (2008), an art deco multilined beauty waiting to be fontified. Others include Layer Cake (2008), Tash (2008, a "moustache" font), Pyramid (2008), Twist (2008, very bold), AnalogueVsDigital (2008, pixelish), Leaf Type (2009), Align (2010), Fat Face (2009), and Sausage (2009, stylish and round).
Born in Stockholm in 1954. Designer whose fancy caps and uncial fonts will soon be developed in cooperation with David Kettlewell. The first one in this series is Karins Lombardy Caps (2006). MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Calligrapher and type designer, born in Munsö, Sweden, in 1914. He died in 1995 in Nyhamslaege [note: MyFonts states 1998]. Studied at the Gewerbeschule in Basel from 1946-1947. He became Sweden's grand master of the book arts. His best-known typeface is Berling (Berlingska Stilgjuteri). His typefaces:
His books in Swedish include
Designer of the Swedish traffic signal font family Tratex (2002), which was modified by Chester Bernsten, who works for the Swedish Road Administration, Vägverket, and digitized/implemented by Karl Wångstedt. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Sweden, Karl-Johan Sanfer (b. Leksand) designed the blackletter typeface Heredeno (2016), which is based on writings in 17th and 18th century mural paintings from Leksand and around the Dalecarlia county in Sweden. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kenneth Pilo is art director and creative director of pilo.se, his own virtual agency in Sweden. He has worked in the advertising business since 1977. Since 2003, he has also been the driving force behind the online community bold.se, a meeting point for the Swedish advertising business. In collaboration with Mårten Fischer, Ray Larabie of Typodermic, and Göran Söderström of Pangea Design, the biline headline display font Pilo (Regular, Thin) was created in 2007-2009 and is available at Veer. It is based on the logotype of bold.se, which in turn was designed by Björn Höglund at Daddy. Typedia link. [Google] [More] ⦿
"This typeface is actually a modification of Klingon Language Institute's "KLIpIqaDmey." The original font was made by Ph.D. Lawrence M. Schoen." writes Zrajm C Akfohg (in reality, Björn X. Öqvist), of the "Klingon Academy" in Uppsala, Sweden. He continues "The KApIqaD typeface is a font for writing klingon with the alphabet adopted by Klingon Language Institute (and accepted as canon by most other klingonists)." [Google] [More] ⦿
K.T. Kristian Möller
Karl Thomas Kristian Möller's foundry in Stockholm, est. ca. 2010, is called KTKM. He did a revival called Baskerville Old Face KTKM (2010), which aims to improve over the old Stephenson Blake version, about which Jan Tschichold wrote: The so-called Baskerville Old Face of the type foundry Stephenson Blake&Co. of Sheffield [...] is probably not immediately linked to Baskerville, but it is very much influenced by it. It is one of the most beautiful types of which the mats still exist; it has an incomparably different spirit than the streamlined re-cuts of today's Baskerville. Even keeping the general restraint extremely expressive. According to Berthold Wolpe (Signatures No. 18), the punches were cut and shown in samples in 1776 by Isaac Moore, who came from Birmingham to Bristol.
Corporate typefaces by him include Quality Arrows (pictograams for Quality Hotel park in Södertäje, Sweden) and Hemköp Hand (for a grocery store). Unpublished typefaces: KM Caslon Antiqua (based on the Haas version), KM Caslon Kursiv, KM In Pectore (a display version of Bembo), KM Minerva (after a Linotype typeface by Reynolds Stone), KM Philatelie (an original antiqua), KM Ratio Latein Text (after Friedrich Wilhelm Kleukens's famous typeface Ratio Latein, 1925), KM Signwriter (a Trajan typeface after Eric Gill's instructions for the W.H. Smith bookstore), KM Universalitet.
In 2013, he created Volunta Roman and Italic (a didone typeface).
Kummaeno calls himself an art director, graphic stuntman and fontstructor. He lives in Sweden where he works at Infobahn Reklambyra. He "fontstructed" the pixel/stencil family Soft Cell (2010), and the squarish typefaces Samizdat (2010, his remix of the constructivist T-26 font "Revolution" by Douglas Carter, 1994), Gearbox (2010), FS Crude (2010, a heavy typeface inspired by 224MKSD Black by Masayuki Sato), Manifesto (2010, influenced by Donald Beekman's FF Tsunami) and Aegis (2010; think ITC Bolt Bold). Modicum (2010) is a pointy severely angled black sans. Bonfire (2011) is a semi-blackletter face. Soft Cell (2010) is an LED font. About the MICR font MegaSpacer (2010), he says: Inspired by the fantastic "MICR" font set. And the Solaris font design from the nineties by Büro Destruct (ah, those were the days). Old but good ideas brought to Fonstruct. Fun and easy as pie. Basking (2010) looks like Martin Wenzel's FF Marten. Aerostyle (2010) is a techno / Eurostyle typeface inspired by Masayuki Sato&Tsuyoshi Nagae at Maniackers Design. Kuiper (2010) is a remix of the techno typeface Straker by Rian Hughes. Gamepad (2010) is an angry fat display face. Piquance (2010) and Quanted (2010) are ultra-fat decorative typefaces. Jacobine (2010) is a bellbottom face. Bitrate (2010) is a carbon copy (in his words) of Data 90 (Rian Hughes).
FontStructions from 2011: Bayonet is a high-contrast art deco display face. Arbour is a piano key face. Pugilista is a fat boxy face. Pistolera is where the West meets psychedelia. About Syncope he says: You have seen the likes before ("FF HardSoul Ultra" by Donald Beekman or "Loudine" at pintassilgoprints.com). Constructivism with extreme bulk. Ultra-fat retro letter shapes. Ubangi is a hip "remix" of Rian Hughes's Darkside. FS Space Opera is party art deco. FS Rasterbator is a dotty raster halftone exercise. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kvant Type Foundry
Swedish type designer, graphic designer and illustrator, born in 1975, and based in Lund. He drew FF Enzo, a sans serif typeface released in 2008 by FontFont. Its original version was called Zai. It has an interesting hairline weight.
Korean creator of the pictograph font Creatures (2011). Kyuhyung Cho has a BFA in graphic design from Konkuk University, Seoul, Korea, and an MFA in storytelling from Konstfack, Stockholm, Sweden. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swede, b.1981. Initially into graffiti writing, he says this about himslef: I am currently teaching Art and Game development at LBS Lund, doing my best to make sure our next generation game devs will bring some kick-ass to the industry. Fontspace link. Getting Up (2011) and Stylewars 2011 (2011) are halfway between handwriting and graffiti.
Born in Stockholm in 1941, he is a Swedish lithographer, left-handed calligrapher, type and graphic designer, artist and teacher or ex-teacher at the following schools: Beckman Design School, Bergs Design School, and his own Schola Laurentii. One of Sweden's main graphic designers, he has created 1300 logos in Sweden, some of which have won awards, most notably from TDC in 1975. From 1974 until 1984 he developed the ten weight classic text family called Jonsson Roman. In 1983, he changed his name to Lars Olof Laurentii.
Swedish book printer, 1706-1773. Christian Axel-Nilsson says that this Cicero Mager Fraktur No. 1 at the Norstedt foundry in Stockholm can be traced back to Salvius. Scan of a 1759 publication by Salvius. [Google] [More] ⦿
Laudon Type Design is a one woman type studio dedicated to typography, typedesign and type education. Carolina Laudon is a Swedish typographer and type designer living in Gothenburg, Sweden. After art studies in Stockholm and London she finalized her MA in Graphic Design at the University of Goteborg in 2000. Since then she has worked in her own type studio, focusing on type design and typographic work. For seven years she was responsible for all typographic tutoring at the Konstfack University of Arts in Stockholm. She taught typography at the Forsberg School in Stockholm and Goteborg. In 2012, Carolina Laudon received The Berling Prize, Sweden's most prestigious typographic design-prize.
Her work includes some of the most used corporate typefaces in Sweden, like Monopol (for Systembolaget, the booze monopoly in Sweden), and DN Bodoni and DN Grotesk (2000-2002, together with örjan Nordling, Pangea Design, for the Swedish daily morning paper Dagens Nyheter). Other clients include Volvo AB, Arla, White Architects, Insurance company If and design agency F&B Happy and Identity Works as well as ad agency F&B.
Her other typefaces include Endure (grungy sans), LTD Vichy (octagonal face), Laudon Stockholm Sans (unfinished), LTD Pamskrift (Victorian), LTD Handskrift (2001, a script font for the Scandinavian insurance company Försäkringsbolaget IF), LTD Shake, LTD Sthlm Sans, LTD Cartoon, White Dark (a shaded typeface for White Architects (2002)), LTD Cut (a 3d face).
Swedish type designer, calligrapher and graphic designer, b. 1939, who lives in Skane, Denmark. He created RunaSerif (for Miles, 1995: inspired by the forms of ancient Viking runes, this typeface won the Nordic Typeface Competition in Copenhagen), Crane (1995, Agfa), Renasci (1997, based on old Danish inscriptions, mainly in churches), ZiP (Agfa Creative Alliance), and Hansson Stencil (Mecanorma). CV (in Swedish).
Huge Mac font archive (type 1), run by Pelle Anderson (b. 1954) out of Stockholm and Bruxelles. Contains a huge number of rarely found fonts, such as most of the fonts from Mortal Turtle (by Bob Conlon), some fonts by Omnibus (Franko Luin), most fonts by Tjörb&ounl;rn Olsson, Magnus Åström, Chris Loneberg, Jölle Jörälv, and Stefan Lundhem, and fonts by people such as Haile Dredd. Direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
One of the "Trophée d'Or" awards is a typographic award. Given under the auspices of Agfa Monotype, it rewards the creator of the best typeface for a visual identity or a special use. Faces must be less than 5 years old. The 2003 awards were handed out at the 23rd Intergraphic Congress, held from January 15-17, 2003 in Paris. The winners:
Letraspace was created by Trotsiglinda (Linda Âslund), Grafi (Magdalena Lindelöw) and Dawnland (Daniel Viberg), in Sweden, in 2013. Every week they make new word using lettering and calligraphy. Letraspace also organizes events.
On this sub-page, one can download several free fonts. These fonts are based on the handwriting of LetraSpace workshop attendants, processed by the online service from PaintFont.com and refined by Daniel Viberg as part of the LetraSpace workshop, LitterArt Gästabud, Sweden, in 2014. They include Dayweed (David Wiberg), Gagfi (Gabriella Axelsson), Humafi (Magdalena Lindelöw), Kickart (Christina Forsbom), Miranda (Miranda Viberg), Nettlebladt, Tyra (a children's hand by Tyra Viberg). Some fonts are sold commercially via Creative Market. These include Left Hand Path (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Letters from Sweden
Göran Söderström (b. 1974) is based in Stockholm and has been designing typefaces since 2006. He worked at Gernandt and started Autodidakt (MyFonts link). Fountain sold many of his typefaces. Behance link. Interview in 2010. In 2011, he set up Letters from Sweden with and Fredrik Andersson. Fredrik is no longer associated with it though. His fonts, now all at Letters From Sweden:
Letters from Sweden is an agency whose sole focus is type design. Göran Söderström was previously instrumental in FamiljenPangea's type design department and is a well-known commissioned type designer who has drawn typefaces for C&A, Zeta, ICA, Posten Frimärken, Expressen, ATG, SEB, WyWallet, Ulf Rollof and collaborated with Stockholm Design Lab, Stefania Malmsten, Pompe Hedengren, Hummingbirds, Designkontoret Silver, The Kitchen and Bold Stockholm. His retail typefaces listed above have been used by Red Bull, SVT, Expressen, The New Republic, Pitchfork Music Festival, Helsingborgs Dagblad, Lassila & Tikanoja, Rodeo Magazine and others.
Liedgren Design in Stockholm, Sweden specialises in corporate design. The staff includes as designer/partner Oscar Liedgren, who designed a titling alphabet for Sweden's oldest publishing house, Norstedts. His font by that name was a nominee at the Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris in 2003. Custom typefaces include the stencil / sans family Det Vita Huset. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lilypond is a Swedish site with Mats Bengtsson's fonts which are useful for music composition and mathematics (different sets of braces and numbers). Mats created the type 1 versions from Metafont bitmaps using pktrace. The fonts in the Feta font series: TeX-feta-braces0, TeX-feta-braces1, TeX-feta-braces2, TeX-feta-braces3, TeX-feta-braces4, TeX-feta-braces5, TeX-feta-braces6, TeX-feta-braces7, TeX-feta-braces8, TeX-feta-din10, TeX-feta-din11, TeX-feta-din12, TeX-feta-din13, TeX-feta-din14, TeX-feta-din17, TeX-feta-din19, TeX-feta-din4, TeX-feta-din5, TeX-feta-din6, TeX-feta-din7, TeX-feta-din8, TeX-feta-din9, TeX-feta-nummer10, TeX-feta-nummer11, TeX-feta-nummer12, TeX-feta-nummer13, TeX-feta-nummer4, TeX-feta-nummer5, TeX-feta-nummer6, TeX-feta-nummer7, TeX-feta-nummer8, TeX-feta11, TeX-feta13, TeX-feta16, TeX-feta19, TeX-feta20, TeX-feta23, TeX-feta26, TeX-parmesan11, TeX-parmesan13, TeX-parmesan16, TeX-parmesan19, TeX-parmesan20, TeX-parmesan23, TeX-parmesan26. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lina Forsgren is an illustrator in Stockholm, Sweden. She created FRIAST (2011), an all-caps alphabet made with feathers. She also created an illustrated all caps alphabet around the theme of food recipes in 2011.
Motion designer and illustrator in Stockholm. Codesigner in 2014, with Jeroen Krielaars (Calango) of the animated octagonal typeface Magnus. She also made the animated typeface Franchise over at Animography. [Google] [More] ⦿
The Pirate Bay is a Torrent site located in Stockholm, Sweden. It is run by Fredrik Neij. In January 2006, Bruno Steinert (Linotype) asked TPB to remove certain fonts and font names from its site, and threatened with a 25,000 Euro penalty per infraction. The Pirate Bay laughed it off. PDF 1 and PDF 2 have Linotype's correspondence. This PDF and this one have Neij's witty replies. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish-German Lis Bokt started Tysk Tysk in 2002. She made these free handwriting fonts in 2003: AdreaJolynNormal, Ajani, Artilleria, FlscherNormal, GwaHoThin, Huvudroll, Kikare, Kunstherz, KyldiskNormal, LiesandaScriptMedium, Mndalein, Schosszeit1, Solskriven, StridslystenMedium. In 2004, she added Kulterin Maskpan and Gfaalit. From 2005: more handwriting typefaces such as Miss Lolly, Skrivande, Schneller and Stryka. From 2006: Regellos. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Trained calligrapher, born in 1970 in Kristianstad, Sweden. Lotta Bruhn designed the Lucifer dingbat font around the theme of her cat, at Fountain in Malmö. She also designed Bully Dog and Domestic (2003, Fountain), two commercial dog dingbat fonts, as well as the fifties style connected script Flieger (2006).
Born in Sweden in 1976, Lucas Brusquini studied at the Graphic Arts Institute of Denmark. As a designer and art director he has worked in the UK, Denmark and Sweden. He currently lives in Landskrona, Sweden. At Fountain, he designed Tycho (2008). He writes: The typeface Tycho started as a college project in collaboration with Landskrona Museum, Sweden. The brief was to design a typeface to be used for print and signage at the associated Tycho Brahe Museum on the island of Ven. The printed works of Tycho Brahe, printed on the same island, was the natural starting point for the project. After careful examination of some of the original books Epistolarum Astronomicarum Liber Primus (printed in 1596) was chosen as the main source of inspiration. However, it soon became clear that the font used in the book was of very poor quality and most likely a mix of several diferent fonts. As a result the work shifted from pure revival to the design of a new typeface that took inspiration from - but was not faithful to - the fonts found in the book. The italic is a totally new design. Although there are italics in Epistolarum Astronomicarum Liber Primus it seemed more appropriate to design an italic that would match the new Tycho typeface rather than the original font used in the book. The letterforms of the italic are based on my own calligraphy, but the construction details of the letters (the visible returning stroke) owe a great deal to the gorgeous italic of Fred Smeijer's Renard. Tycho Book is a strictly intended for editorial use in small sizes (6 to 12 points), while Tycho Display is designed for setting short texts such as signs or book titles in 30 points or greater.
In 2014, he created the angular and quite legible text typeface PF Occula, which was published by Parachute.
Lunch Type (or: Steppot)
Swedish designer. Creator of the fashion mag typefaces Helit (2011, Peignotian) and Cecill (2011). In 2016, he designed the free sans typeface family Lunchtype 21, which awas later followed by 22 through 25.
Typefaces from 2017: Yes Yes No, Ballbase.
Mac Rhino Fonts (MRF)
Stefan Hattenbach (b. Stockholm, 1961) is an art director and graphic designer specializing in type and logo solutions. He lives in Stockholm, and has been creating typefaces since 1997. He describes himself as an espresso-fueled art director and graphic designer specializing in type and logo solutions. In 2003, he established Mac Rhino Fonts. His clients included Greenpeace, Amnesty International, Telia, and Hennes&Mauritz. Some of his early typefaces were at Nakedface (now extinct).
manofonts (was: MillaN)
Original creations by Camilla "MillaN" Styrstrom (from Borlange, Sweden) include Bumling (grunge), Off, Plattmask, MorinPack, Daggmask, SandCaps, Dubbel (sketched font), Knapp, Splump, Ahnberg (grunge outline), AhnbergHand, and Skrotfont (grunge outline as well). Most fonts were made ca. 1997. She had a big list of font links. Well-done pages!
Marcelo Reis Melo
Swedish graphic, type and logo designer, and photographer, born and raised in Skelleftea in Northern Sweden, but now located in Vancouver. His typefaces include SD Stencil, Bolsrf (ultra fat), Street Typeface (squarish), Swedisc (avant garde sans), Crispy (hairline octagonal), SubStreet (sturdy sans headline face), Miru (experimental), Subscript (upright connected script), and Bulky (ultra fat). [Google] [More] ⦿
Uppsala, Sweden-based creator of the fat finger font Sebran (2012).
Swedish creator of Pilo Regular (2007, at Pilo Bold Me GBG; with Kenneth Pilo, Ray Larabie and Goran Soderstrom). Kenneth Pilo writes: Kenneth Pilo had never designed a typeface and this particular project was long overdue. In collaboration with Marten Fischer, Ray Larabie of Typodermic, and Goran Soderstrom of Pangea Design, the font Pilo Regular was born in 2007. Pilo Regular is a bold, single weight OpenType typeface featuring subtle inline detailing and a solid sporting aesthetic. It feels both hard and soft, decorative and stoic, vintage and modern. The typeface is inspired by the logo for Bold (community for swedish advertising business), which was designed by Bjorn Hoglund, CP+B Europe. Pilo Regular is a multilined typeface that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN typeface. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martin Bergman (Täby, Sweden) created the truetype dingbat font DancingMen in 1994 for his father, Ted Bergman, a well-known Sherlockian. The font is based upon the secret alphabet developed by a gang of American criminals in the Sherlock Holmes adventure "The Dancing Men", first published in 1903. The font notice states that Poul Steen Larsen (Denmark) may have helped with the font in 1995. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martin Fredrikson Core
Martin Frostner graduated with an MA in Graphic Design from Konstfack University College of Arts, Crafts&Design in 2002 and set up his own design studio in Stockholm. With Sueh Li Tan, he designed the calligraphic cum octagonal typeface Biskop Arnö (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Gothenburg, Sweden, in 1970, Martin Lexelius (aka Core, aka Martin Fredrikson Core) started his career in the 1990s an an artist and freelance illustrator. Then he designed type, publishing at Chank's place, at T4, at Fountain, and at his own outfit, Core, where one can find his free fonts. Martin Fredrikson Core (b. Gothenburg, 1970), whose real name is Martin Lexelius:
Designer in Stockholm who created an Escher-style "impossible" alphabet in 2013.
Swedish photographer, b. 1976. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Alve (2013).
In 2013, Matthias created Supercake (a sans typeface for packaging), Kayno (an elliptical sans---I am confused as to the difference with his other Kayno typeface...), and Prominence (a 3d display face). The 2d typeface Saint Tropez followed in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
The initial caps alphabet created in 2010 by Mattias Adolfsson is quite stunning--it has an old carved stone look that is quite effective when forced onto a Clarendon. He drew another animal-themed 3d alphabet in 2010 as well. Not surprisingly, Mattias is an illustrator---Dachshund (2010) and Glasses (2010). He lives in Sigtuna, Sweden. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director, illustrator and designer in Stockholm. Her illustrations include a hand-lettered motorcycle pin-up set created in 2013. In 2016, she designed the wonderful (commercial) poster typeface Czechmate and wrote: A retro typeface straight outta Eastern Europe. Inspired by mid-century matchbox designs from Poland, Hungary and the former Czechoslovakia. Contains over 200 glyphs, including all uppercase European characters, numbers, symbols, and many more. Francis Nouveau (2016) is a slim, modern, geometric, display typeface based on vintage Polish poster art. Still in 2016, she designed Gooberville and Broadkast. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mehrdad Arta (Stockholm) created the 8-style sans typeface family Arta Crisp in 2012.
MGM Designs (was RavenClaw--Eclipse Designs)
Mattia Marchi is a designer from Nacka, Sweden. Free fonts by him, all designed in 1998, include "123 and" (a nice handwriting font, see also here), Blind, PunkAssBitch, Hardcore, Stockholm Graffiti (or: STHLMGraffiti, 1998, see also here), Karelia, pUNKASSBLEED, STUCK, Swallow and Torgny. Mostly grunge styles.
Micke Stenius from Leksand, Sweden, designed the letters of the graffiti fonts "SomesStyleStraightoutofSweden" in 2000, which was later converted into a font by Samuel Park at Ideal Fonts. See also here and at Dafont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic artist in Gothenburg, Sweden. He made techno/octagonal typefaces such as Al Gore (2009) and experimental typefaces such as Blocklyn (2009), Cheesy (2009) and Cansas (2009), Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Misc-Fixed ISO 10646-1 Outline Font Project
Ulf Jordan's project "is aimed at producing a free software outline version of the classic bitmapped misc-fixed terminal fonts, with the same coverage as Markus G. Kuhn's extended ISO 10646-1 version of the screen fonts." Jordan is a student at Chalmers University of Technology in Sweden. For now, the fonts (Misc-Fixed) are in PostScript only. GNU licensing. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Stockholm, aka Kringla Interaktiv Design. Her favorite color in her oeuvre is pink. Creator of the comic book typeface Pettson o Findus (2013). She exlains: While working at Gammafon, the games with the swedish childrens books character Pettson and Findus became widely popular and was translated into other languages. All the text on the boxes of the games were handwritten by Sven Nordqvist himself. To spare him from texting in german, dutch and every other language I created a typefont with his letters. The Pettson font is used today in an international franchise that spans books, magazines, games and movies. It has become an integral part of the Pettson brand character.
Alexandria, Egypt and Stockholm, Sweden-based creator of these Arabic typefaces in 2019: Laftah, Kaleel.
Typefaces from 2018: Moltaqa, Mateen, Jadeer, Taiween, Lafeef (rounded), Tamema, Ikseer, Origami (a color font), Fenoon, Dahka, Tajreed, Oajoubi.
In 2017, he designed Etlalah, Tashabok, Olfah, Zahey, Alama, Takween (based on the Mashrequi writing style), Loabah, Makeen, Maheeb, Enferad, Paxalah (a pixelish Arabic typeface), Mozarkash (deco style).
Earlier typefaces: Fokaha (2016), Khetab (2016, Kufic), Taleeq (2016), Saiihah (2016, an experimental Arabic typeface), Ahaleel (2016), Inseyab (2016, a monoline Arabic typeface), Ostouri (2015, a heavy calligraphic Arabic typeface), Kaleem (2015, Arabic display typeface), Ebhaar (2015), Tarhaal (2015), Jazeel (2014), Hetaf (2014), Bareeq (2014), Tawasul (2014), Wahaj (2013), Bedayah (2013, a geometric Arabic typeface), Atyaaf (2013, a multiline display face), Aqlaam (2012, Arabic), Falak (2012, Arabic typeface), Ahlan (2012, Arabic typeface), the hairline Arabic typeface Khayal (2012), the fat octagonal typeface PolyFont (2012), the corporate typeface Tasreeh (2012), the comics book font Nokta (2012), Ekleel (2012), Friendo (2012), Retro Town (2012, free demo), and the pixel typefaces Kufigraph (2012), Raqami (2012) and Pixelogist (2012).
Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)
From Sweden, Mike Larsson's fonts include some dingbats, many grunge styles, some gothic fonts, and many crazy designs. These were mostly free. URL at 1001 fonts. Larsson went partially commercial in 2006. His commercial fonts include the distressed family Jackdaws and the grunge family My Big Sphinx. Devian Tart site. His Murderama site is dedicated to art and music. Dafont link.
His fonts: Happy Days (2013, an old typewriter font), Cold Coffee (2005), Terror 2005, Psych (2005), SwedeTrauma2005, Typewriter Royal 200 (2004, bold, thrashed and normal styles), A Perfect Drowning, Kraut-type-a-fuck (2004, distressed blackletter), Megalomania X (2003), Crap Music, AMobileLife, AlienCrops, Alienoid, AmateurLobotomy, Anal Probe (2012), Anarchistic (nice), Angrybitch, AreaIntruder, BadCargo, Beyond-Dingbat, Bio-septic, Bodybag, BrainDamage, BrendaSpencer, Buried, CafeAuShite, Caffeine, ColourBlind, Cypher, Damnation, DeadPostMan, DeadPostMan2004 (2004, old typewriter), DeadlyBreakfast, Dear-Theo (the Vincent Van Gogh font), Division-X, Dr. Benway, Dr.Enoksen, EdGein, Electric-Chair, Evil-Mail, FadedMovieStar, Feed-The-Enemy, Feed, FingeredFlesh, Fishcheese-Lungpeed, Fiskish-art, FlamingCorpse, ForgottenHospital, Fuckin'uglyfont, Hairofthedog (2000), HardWare, HateYouAll, HeadSurgery, ImpotentDeadFucker, InterZone-2, InterzoneCode, Jack-The-Ripper, Kontakt-Zagreb, LittleInsect, Living-End, LostPassenger(part2), LostPassenger(version3), LostPassenger, LostPassenger4, LowDown, LubricantSmell, Mr.Fisk.(hand), Mr.Fisk.-Art-2, MrFisk-Coke, MyBiopsy, NaiveFont, NoOne, Nofriend, Note-Of-Terror, NothingNet, PeepShow (white on black), Peter-Kurten, Private-Death, PrivateHell, Re-buried, Reinfeldt's Rotten Brain Font (2008, grungy stencil), Remington Riviera (Sperry rand, 2007, old typewriter), Santanas Humanum Salvator, ShittyDings, SickCoke, SixPointNine, Space-ship354, Suicide, Sweden-sucks, SwedishMeat (special), SymbolNerve (hacker font), The End (blackletter), The-Evil-Cop, TimesNewZoo-man, Under-water, Untitled, Washme,please, ZeBirdzLaMortum, DancingDead, Depressionist (2000), Areyouawake, Neo?, BadCargo2.0, BrokenPlanewing, Brother Deluxe 1350 (2012, old typewriter face), FriedAss, Handgranade, Head-injuries, German Underground (2003, smudged blackletter), Satanas Humanum Salvator (2000, a blackletter typeface with arrows for learning the curves).
My Longley (b. 1986, Åland Islands) works as a graphic designer in Stockholm. Shee studied design at Konstfack and printmaking arts at Grafikskolan. In 2018, My designed the modular stencil typeface Blåkulla (at Letters from Sweden). [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] ⦿
Illustrator Nathalie Hallman (Stockholm, Sweden) explains the motivation behind her decorative caps typeface Egon Schiele (2013): Typeface built out of image cut-outs from works by Austrian expressionist painter Egon Schiele (1890-1918). A protégé of Gustav Klimt, Schiele was a major figurative painter of the early 20th century. The twisted body shapes and the expressive line that characterize Schiele's paintings and drawings mark the artist as an early exponent of Expressionism. From 2012 until 2015, she studied at Beckmans College of Design in Stockholm.
She drew an ornamental caps alphabet called Ribbon (2012).
Creator of the pixel typeface Rune Scape UF (2010, FontStruct).
Swedish design site. The owners made some interesting free fonts: New Begindings, Fubbick (based on fraudulent signatures), Bintje Bold (potato print face), and New Handwriting (2007, based on a unsuccessful handwriting reform that the Swedish head council of education attempted to implement during the mid 70s). [Google] [More] ⦿
New Renaissance Fonts (was: New Fontografia, or: David's Fontografia 2006)
David Kettlewell (b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1946, d. Bollstabruk, Sweden, 2011) moved to Sweden in 1984 to take the role of head of music at a college. He was soon putting his musical and linguistic talents to researching and performing early Swedish church and choral music. He was a guest lecturer at four of Sweden's universities and for a period a professor at Tartu University in Tallin, Estonia. He worked from his forest farmhouse in Bollstabruk, Northern Sweden. Kettlewell also ran Fontografia, a medieval and calligraphic type site featuring subpages on Ludovico Vicentino [degli Arrighi], Giovambattista Palatino, and Giovanniantonio Tagliente. He also told us why Fontlab is so much better than Fontographer when developing fonts from scans. Obituary.
David Kettlewell is a harper, renaissance musicologist and conductor who illuminate his work with text and type. His own work through New Renaissance Fonts is mostly with medieval and renaissance scripts, calligraphic alphabets and ornamental capitals. Direct acess. MyFonts link for New Renaissance. Klingspor link.
Free fonts: AliceScrolltipRoman, AndersFancyCapitals, AndersPlainCapitals, BickhamSwashCaps, Cartouches, CelticNoadProtoype, Chiswickblack, DagmarIlluCaps, Davies-RomantiqueCaps, DaviesIlluminatedcapitals, DaviesRoundhand, DaviesSapphire, DeBeauChesneRoman, FantasiaCaps, GothicCaps, KarinsFreeLombardyCaps (2006, with Karin Skoglund), KingRichard2Caps, Kurbits3, Lettreornee, LubnaCaps, NesbittDecoratedCaps-Medium, RicksClassicItalic, RicksDecoratedUncial-Medium, RicksFolkloreRoman, RicksRelaxedHand-Italic, Samuel, SevilliaDancingText, Sevilliastandingtext, Sevilliatiles, ShawDecoratedInitials1, ShawDecoratedInitials4-Medium, Taliente-IlluCaps, WestminsterMemorialBrasses-Medium.
Other fonts (some no longer available or shown): Soest St. Mary (2006, decorative capitals from embroidery work in a German church), Kurbits, Samuel, Celtic Noad, Dagmar IlluCaps, Lettre ornée, Phalesiodecor (medieval caps, 1998), American Uncial (adaptation of a URW font), FinalRomanfat or FatRoman50 (adaptation of an RWE font), Marshall (made from an 1822 parchment).
Some fonts are developed in conjunction with Richard Bradley. Others involved more loosely include Adam Twardoch, Karin Skoglund, Dagmar Varaksits and Anders Rosen.
MyFonts offers fonts like Chiswick Illuminated Caps (2009, Lombardic), Alice Scrolltip (2006), Albrecht Fraktur (2011), Edward's Uncial 1904 (2011, after an alphabet drawn by Edward Johnston), Davids Roundhand, Karins Lombardy Caps, Sevillia (2006, with Richard Bradley), and Soest St Mary.
Swedish graphic designer based in Florence, Italy, for his Masters studies there at IED. His typefaces:
Stockholm-based designer of Saxon Grotesk Fet (sic) (2011), after an old specimen of Sweden's Berling Type foundry.
Born in Eskilstuna near Stockholm, Nils Larson moved to the United States in 1921 and started working at Mergenthaler in 1922 as type expert. He retired in 1959. His work is summarized in Letters and Nils Larson, Reflections On His Contributions to Typographic Development 1922-1959 (Brooklyn, 1959). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish graphic and type designer whose company is called Made By Noel. He graduated from the MATD program at the University of Reading in 2015. His graduation project was Frances (2015). This flexible type system includes roman, script and sans styles, and covers Latin, Arabic, Greek and Cyrillic. He also made the custom children's script font Friends (2016), a set of numerals for Rolleiflex (2016), and a slightly modified Futura for a custom project called Folkoperan (2016).
In 2016, Noel joined TypeTogether as a type designer.
Nofont is an absolutely wonderful Swedish type experiment page with many pixel fonts. The free fonts by Solna, Sweden-based Andreas Carlsson include Artek-BloxFilledTwiggy (1998, pixel font), Artek-BloxFilled, Artek-BloxTwiggy, Artek-Blox, Artek-OutlineTwiggy, Artek-Outline, Artek-Regular, Artek-Twiggy, ChemicalBreakfast-Normal, ChemicalBreakfast-Outline (1999), CWebLarge (2000, pixel font), CWebSmall, Ihateyou (2000), MWeb (pixel font), Positions-AttheMovies (abstract forms). Commercial fonts: DIN Cafe, Megafat (pixel font), NoInitials (caps). Experimental/futuristic fonts: Distribution, Intershitty, Sentenced, Tube, Klum, Click Megafat. Dingbats: I Hate You, Positions. It seems the fonts are no longer available for distribution.
Stockholm-based foundry, est. by P.A. Norstedt. The managers of the type foundry include C. and J. Riis (Denmark) (1817, under Lindh--1849, under Norstedt), Thomas Christian Ebbesen (1849-1869), Axel Kock (1869-1920s), Ernst Jonasson (1920s-1950), and Rune Wennborn (1950-1980). A timeline:
Great article by Shane Wilson in the Harvard Independent on Scandinavian typography and type design. But the Scnadinavians won't like it: Wilson says that there is no such thing as a Scandinavian typographical identity. [Google] [More] ⦿
Olle Eksell was born in 1918 in Kopparberg, Sweden. From 1930 to 1941, Olle studied illustration and graphic art in Stockholm under Hugo Steiner-Prag. He later worked at the Ervaco advertising agency in Sweden, where he met his future wife and life companion, Ruthel Eksell. In 1946, the newly married couple sailed with the Drottningholm ship to America to continue their studies at the Art Center College of Design in Los Angeles. In 1962, he designed the typeface Eksell Display, which was revived in 2015 in digital form by Göran Söderström, who published four styles, including a stencil. His design work covered a broad range, but Eksell Display was the only complete typeface created by him. He died in 2007. Eksell Display was discontinued in May 2018. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish art director and designer who lives in Stockholm, b. 1983. In 2009, together with Sebastian Wadsted, he designed the commercial typewriter family Client Mono (Die Gestalten) (+Bold, +Light). He created the fat rounded signage family Metier (2011, Die Gestalten; +Highlighted; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish architect Mårten Nettelbladt (Omkrets arkitektur, Stockholm) is the designer of some typefaces such as Indikator (2004), which has nifty geometric roots. He also designed the architectural lettering font family Miso (2006), which can now be freely downloaded, e.g., here.
Typefaces from 2018: Polyline (monline, monospaced, technical and octagonal).
Fonts designed by talented Swedish designer Franko Luin (born in Trieste, Italy in 1941, to Slovenian parents). Luin immigrated to Sweden in 1961. After studying at the Grafiska Institutet during the 1960s, Franko Luin spent two decades as a print designer for Ericsson before becoming independent. In the 1990s he was involved in multimedia and typeface design. In 1996, he founded his own typographic studio, Omnibus Typografi. At some point, he led a course in Web Typography at the Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm. Franko Luin passed away on September 15, 2005, in Tyresö, Sweden. Autobiography. Obituary by Dan Reynolds. Linotype pages on Luin.
His typefaces, all at Linotype:
Örjan Nordling (b. 1958) is a partner in Pangea Design AB in Stockholm. He studied graphic design in Stockholm and at Basel's School of Design. His typefaces include Nordling BQ (excellent Swedish design award, 1996), DN Bodoni (for headlines in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, 2000), and custom typefaces for Göteborgs Posten, Helsingin Sanomat, and If Insurance. Nordling and Fredrik Andersson co-designed Berling Nova (2003-2004) and Berling Nova Sans (2007) at Linotype with advice from Akira Kobayashi. Both typefaces grew out of Forsberg's Berling (1951-1953). In 2002, he created a matching sans for Dagens Nyheter, DN Grotesk. This evolved in 2009 into a pay font at FontFont, FF Dagny (FF Dagny OT Thin is free!). Enighet, done for The Swedish Trade Union Confederation in 2008 together with Fredrik Andersson, won a merit award at the EDAwards in 2008. [Google] [More] ⦿
About ten free truetype fonts here: the OrmDemo family by Nils-Lennart Johannesson (2000), and the Orrm family by Peter S. Baker (1999). Johannesson is Professor of English Language, Stockholm University. The Ormulum Project is concerned with the reproduction of the Middle English twelfth century homily collection Ormulum (written by the Augustinian canon Orm from Lincolnshire). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designers in East London and Stockholm. For the Spanish magazine Neo2, they created the experimental Laser Font (2008). In 2012, they published the rounded display sans typeface Leroy (Regular, Backslant) at Colophon. They explain: Leroy was based on a technical drawing found in a 60s model car magazine. The type was drawn with a lettering set, a system used around that time to letter maps and other precision drawings. It was presumably similar to Keuffel & Esser's Leroy set, hence the name. Leroy was designed for use on Bonobo's Black Sands album, which was released on Ninja Tune in 2010. [Google] [More] ⦿
Oskar Sundberg (Sweden) designs his own fonts: Varbee (1997), Their Lifetime, Motorbooty, Jah and Parlet. Sometimes he calls his outfit "Adore Design".
Stockholm-based designer of an alchemic ornamental caps typeface called Beroe (2013), aprt of an assignment at Berghs School of Communication.
Our Polite Society
Our Polite Society Type is a project by Our Polite Society, a graphic design studio based in Amsterdam and Stockholm, formed in 2008 by Jens Schildt and Matthias Kreutzer. Early on in their collaboration, they began designing type for specific projects, usually for limited use. Our Polite Society Type is an attempt to finalize some of their favourite designs of the past years and make them available to others as of 2019. Font engineering by Radek Sidun. Their typefaces:
Pansa Studio is a brand, design and animation studio in Stockholm, which was founded in 2013 in Verona, Italy, by Rodrigo Nasta (b. 1986, Montevideo, Uruguay), and Trini Testi (b. 1990, Rome). In 2013, Trini Testi designed the elegant tall-legged, almost Peignotian, typeface Funkadeli. Trini has an MA in graphic design from IED. Behance link for Pansa Studio. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer and type designer. In 2012, he cooperated with Goran Soderstrom at Letters of Sweden in the production of the masculine athletic lettering and robust advertising typeface Trim Poster (2013). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Paul Shaw (b. Ann Arbor, MI, 1954) is a calligrapher, type historian, writer and typographer working in New York City, where he runs Paul Shaw/Letter Design, and teaches calligraphy and typography at Parsons School of Design; and history of graphic design and history of type at the School of Visual Arts. He has created custom lettering and logos for many companies, including Avon, Lord&Taylor, Rolex, Clairol and Estée Lauder. In 2012 Shaw was appointed editor in chief of Codex magazine.
On Ocober 15, 2018, he was attacked in New York City and severly injured. There is a GoFundMe site to help him pay his extensive medical bills.
Designer of the Kolo LP art nouveau family (with Garrett Boge) in 1996 at Letterperfect Design. He was inspired by the lettering of Koloman Moser, Gustav Klimt, Alfred Roller, and other members of the Secession, Vienna's turn-of-the-century Art Nouveau movement, in the design of Kolo. Garrett Boge and Paul Shaw made the fun handwriting font Bermuda LP in 1996. At LetterPerfect (which he started with Garrett Boge in 1996), he co-designed Kolo (1996), Tomboy, Beata, Donatello, Ghiberti, Pietra, Pontif (roman capitals), Cresci (roman capitals), Old Claude LP and Uppsala LP (1998) with Garrett Boge. At Agfa/Monotype, you can buy his calligraphic fonts Göteborg LP (1998), Stockholm LP (1998, with Garrett Boge), and Uppsala.
At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the revival of the roman capital in the 15th century, and lettering in fascist Italy. At ATypI 2017 in Montreal, he spoke on the evolution of Dwiggins's Electra. Paul Shaw has been honored with the 2019 SOTA Typography Award.
Icelandic linguistics professor at the University of Stockholm. Since 1989, he has made fonts for phonetic transcription and fonts for writing out Old Icelandic as it appears in Icelandic manuscripts. He also works with the Árni Magnússon Institute in Iceland, an institute devoted to the preservation and publication of Icelandic manuscript texts. With two other Icelanders, Jörundur Hilmarsson and Sigurdur H. Pálsson, he has made these fonts, which hopefully will soon be available for free download:
Pelle Piano TrueType Factory
Free fonts designed by Swedish designer Pelle Piano include DJOnline, Rhythm and Blues, Hip20s, The Worlds Finest, Lines-Bold, Fabulous50s, RetroFuture Online, PP Handwriting (comic book font), World's Finest, and Stereo. Mac only. Some fonts such as Fabulous50s and Lines-Bold are now commercial. [Google] [More] ⦿
Per Adolf Norstedt
From Sweden, Per Ekengren proposed a very interesting sans font, Heaventica (2002). He also made the kitchen tile font Blocklyn (2002), Frestelse (2003), and the geometric sans Bloodprints on the Veranda (2003). [Google] [More] ⦿
Creations by "Pete Boy" (Petri Salmela) from Sweden: Pete-Boysfirst, PBValhall, Grass, PBHandofErkki, PBHandofMinna, PBHandofPete-Boy, PBHandofSinikka, PBHandofTez, ClimbingPlant, PBVikings. Many of the fonts have handwriting. Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Punchcutter and typefounder who migrated from Breslau (Germany) to Sweden in 1618, and cut Fraktur, Cyrillic and runic punches in Sweden. He was the only punchcutter in Sweden in that time period. Bengtsson (1956) writes that after his death, all of his matrices and equipment vanished from Sweden and showed up in Holland. [Google] [More] ⦿
Petter Andersson is a Swedish graphic designer currently based in Amsterdam who specializes in identity, typography, web and print design. In 2011, he created the simple geometric display sans family Ekzakto. His blog. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer (b. 1986) of Frutugira-Heavy, Frutugira-Sphere, Frutugira (2002), Photon (2001, dingbats and pictures), The1 Hand (2000), The1 Scribbles (2000, dingbats), Ytha (2003, a sans based on Edward Johnston's London Underground type designed for London Transport in 1915). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pilo Bold Me GBG
Swedish design group. Their typefaces include Pilo Regular (2007) and Pilo Thin (2008). Kenneth Pilo writes: Kenneth Pilo had never designed a typeface and this particular project was long overdue. In collaboration with Marten Fischer, Ray Larabie of Typodermic, and Goran Soderstrom of Pangea Design, the font Pilo Regular was born in 2007. Pilo Regular is a bold, single weight OpenType typeface featuring subtle inline detailing and a solid sporting aesthetic. It feels both hard and soft, decorative and stoic, vintage and modern. The typeface is inspired by the logo for Bold (community for swedish advertising business), which was designed by Bjorn Hoglund, CP+B Europe. Pilo Regular is a multilined typeface that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN typeface. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pixelhuset (was: Pixelhaus)
Download the following beautiful handwriting and handprinting fonts made by Mexican designer Kemie Guaida, who lives in Helsingborg, Sweden: Balderas (2002), BlackoutSans (2001), BlackoutSerif (2001), Manita (2001, a simplistic hand, done with Jorge Villalobos), Manita Dingbats (2000), Leonel (based on characters drawn by architect Leonel Terres, 1999-2001), Montreal Architect (1998), Patchanka (2001), Marginal (2001), Soli (1998, with Solange Guaida), OnderBold (2001), Kemie (2001), Rafa (2001), Unicase (2001). Pixel/bitmap typefaces include Antenna8, Antenna10, Antenna11, AntennaSemi, Beachball, Egghead (2002), Gardenias (connected pixel script), Ladybug, Lilabit, Pixilated (2002), Roundabout, Sober, Stoneheart and Unipixel. She was working on the connected script typeface Monolinear (2004). Further typefaces include Lu Px (2004, another architecture's handwriting face), Tokig Px (2012, hand-printed), Rolig Serif Px (2008), Lango Px (2008), Lango Px Thin (2013), Lango Px Fat (2013).
In 2014, Kemie published a warm replacement family for Comic Sans, called Jolly Good Sans. It was expanded in subsequent years and seems especially suited for children's books.
Typefaces from 2018: JollyGood Serif.
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] ⦿
Claes Månsson's online PostScript viewer. Here is the yummy blurb: "This is an online viewer, with which you can view PDF and PostScript files as browsable images and Word documents as web pages. Given a URL on the net or a file on your computer, the viewer will try to retrieve the document, convert it and show it to you. No plugin software is required." [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish software expert who lives in San Francisco and who has worked for Dropbox, Facebook, Spotify, Lear Corporation and Spray. His own company is called Notion. His typefaces:
Jonas Williamsson (Reala) is the designer associated with Lineto who created Biff (1999, a 3-d typeface inspired by New York graffiti). He graduated in graphic design and illustration from Konstfack University College of Art, Crafts and Design, Stockholm 1999. He is a founding member of "Reala", an art and poetry collective based in Stockholm.
Swedish outfit run by Samuel Nyholm, Jonas Williamsson and Laurent Benner out of Stockholm and London. At Lineto in 1996, they created Biff (a display typeface by Williamsson) and Tablettenschrift (a 3d blocky face). [Google] [More] ⦿
Christian was born in Gotheborg, Sweden, in 1978. Recently, he made an LED style font (inspired by the old Pulsar LED watches) for a Palm application called Desk Clock by Paul Rees. Old URL. Christian Liljeberg's other fonts include Husqvarna (a fifties style font, in the style of the name of the motorcycle), Ahead, and Liljeberg Saxo (a revival of a typeface called Saxo issued by the Bergling Foundry in Sweden). They cannot be downloaded, and they are in fact still being worked on. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer of the slab serif font Alamo Slab (2002, based on a design by Richard Ronaldson dating from 1824), display font Bastian Gothic Condensed (2002), a humanist sans (2003), Fwiszine font (2002), the sans-serif bitmap font Quick brownie (2002), and the serifed bitmap font Benjamin Serif. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of Paregos (Chank). He is also at Design chapel, where he created a vector art counterless fat typeface called Black Nun Bold (2008). Designchapel is the Swedish portfolio of Robert Lindström, an interactive art director and co-founder of North Kingdom. Robert is working at the North Kingdom Stockholm office in Gamla Stan. He is also the founder of Blaugallery. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ronja Melcker (b. 1993, Falköping, Sweden) created the condensed hand-printed typeface Cutiepie (2013), the thin typeface Pancake (2013), Ronjam (2013), and the thin octagonal typeface Zicizac (2013).
Rotalic is a rotation applied to a typeface. It is a variation similar to the oblique type and the italic type as the vertical lines of a glyph are inclined, but it differs from these other variations in keeping the original shape of the characters. Therefore, any typeface can have a rotalic version. It was invented as an idea and a word in 2007 by Swede Filip Tydén. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts by David Lindecrantz (Sweden): ROTORcap (1999), ROTORbonk (1998), ROTORanti (1999), ROTORzonk (1998), Rotor Cap Neue, Rotor Boy, Rotor Block Chamfer, and Rotorkeff (1997, by Jonas Petersson). All fonts are LED and screen fonts for video games and video game simulations.
Espen S. Ore is the project leader at Norwegian Computing Centre for the Humanities, Bergen, Norway. As part of this work a database comprising the runic inscriptions at the Historic Museum in Bergen will be built. Other runes will be added, and plans are to expand the search to Sweden and Denmark as well. Anne.Haavaldsen is another runologist heading the project. The steering committee consists of professors Helge J.J. Dyvik, Odd Einar Haugen and Richard H. Pierce of the University of Bergen. Included is the Gullskoen font (Odd Einar Haugen (University of Bergen, Department of Scandinavian languages and literature, Sydnesplassen 7, 5007 Bergen, Norway) and Gullhornet. [Google] [More] ⦿
MacCampus writes: The Saames are a small people living in Northern Norway, Sweden, Finland, and Russia. They have their own language called Saami (Samisk, Saamisch), sometimes also called Lappe (Lappisch). The language (or rather its three different dialects) uses some characters not present in any other European language. For Saami, MacCampus has created the SamoFont series of fonts. Currently available are Nimbus Roman SA (SamoFont 01) and Nimbus Sans SA (SamoFont 02). [Google] [More] ⦿
Sampo holds a Masters Degree in Electrical Engineering from the Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm. Originally from Finland, he was the lead engineer for the TrueType rasterizer---and inventor of truetype---while at Apple, from 1987 to 1989. He set up his own company, Type Solutions, to market font development software (TypeMan, StingRay, Incubator), a Java development system, software for the Apple Newton and, later, a new rasterizer, T2K. This relied much less on hints in the font, yet produced results comparable with good TrueType fonts. In 1995-1996, Type Solutions (and Tax and Accounting Software Corporation, whatever that is) made the Helvetica-lookalike fonts TxFntB10, TxFntB12, TxFntB14, TxFntB8, TxFntB6, TxFntN6, TxFntN8.
In 1998, Bitstream acquired Type Solutions and T2K is now fully integrated into Bitstream's font rasterizer, now called Font Fusion. An interview. From August, 1989 to November 1998, he was a founder and President of Type Solutions, Inc., where he developed the font renderer T2K.
Sampo Kaasila joined Bitstream in November 1998 upon the acquisition of his company, Type Solutions, Inc. As Vice President, Research and Development at Bitstream, he is the main developer of ThunderHawk, a web browser for wireless devices. That software has a font family developed by Bitstream called Kaasila (2001). He stayed with Bitstream until its demise in 2012.
In 2012, he joined Monotype as its Research and Development Director.
Hans Samuelson is a freelance graphic designer in Stockholm. He runs Samuelstype Design. Fonts from his hand include Maya Samuels (2007-2010), Malcolm Samuels (2008), April Samuels (2000), the Arnold Samuels family (2007, fashionable sans), Lucy Samuels (2011, a simple rounded monoline sans family), Colin Samuels (2003), Owen S (2012, a sans family with a hairline weight), Rebecca Samuels (2001), Rosemary Samuels (2000), Victoria Samuels (2000, script), Andrew Samuels (2003, minimalist sans), Elliot Samuels (1999), Chelsea Samuels (2003, serif), Henrietta Samuels (2009, calligraphic), Bradley S. (2009, stencil), Orlando Samuels (2009, ornamental script; +Shade), and Spencer Samuels (2003, italic).
Fonts from 2013: Brooklyn Samuels, Rubica (originally drawn as a pitch for a headline sans typeface for one of Sweden's supermarket chains, it is both geometric and warm).
In 2015, he published the 60-style typeface family Magica which consists of Jade (no serif), Onyx, Ruby and Topaz (full serif).
In 2018, he published Hoxton Samuels (a sans workhorse).
Swedish designer who studied in Sydney, Australia. At Behance, he made the experimental geometric face XYZ (2009), which must have been designed based on a mathematical program. He did the identity for an Uppsala-based group and designed the hip typeface Värmland's State of Mind (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Tehran (b. 1987) who lives in Sweden.
The following alphading pages were published in 2012: Ghab Star David, Ghab Star Clipart, Ghab Star Bahai, Ghab Star, Ghab Leaf Plane, Ghab Leaf Lucky, Ghab Leaf, Ghab Heart Triple, Ghab Heart, Ghab Gravestone, Ghab Cloud, Ghab Bubble Speech Black, Ghab Bubble Speech 2, Ghab Bubble Speech, Ghab Bottle, Ghab Atom. They were created jointly by Alireza Amiri and Sevin Shiva at Falling Angel Studio.
Kokab (2012, with Alireza Amiri) and Azad (2012, with Alireza Amiri) are elegant black extended display typefaces. Bisheh (2012, with Alireza Amiri) is a condensed sans display family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Sinisa Wolf GraphicumMMI
Codesigner with Kemie Guaida in 1998 of Soli (Pixilate Designs, Sweden), a typeface that is based on an architect's handwriting. That typeface can now be bought at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer and calligrapher from Sweden, who specializes in script and calligraphic typefaces. In 2018, she published Wilma, Olina, Northwest Campston, Raila, Moccem, Jorgen, Lagom, Minka, Paolo Nola, Helma, Wilson, Benjamin, Wolen, Sven, Kirka, Sonia, Norell, Leona, Miana, Fletcher, Minacht, Jadenson, Bonsoir Script Camira, Grazia, Moland, Demila, Mohen, Micca.
This Swedish web page lists types used in logos: Skype (Helvetica Rounded Bold), YouTube (Alternate Gothic No. 2), Flickr (Frutiger Black), Technoirati (Neo Sans Medium), Webolgsinc (Syntax Bold). [Google] [More] ⦿
Stockholm-based programmer, b. 1970. Creator of Dark Jubilee (2014, octagonal typeface), The Art of Illuminating (2005, blackletter; based on an image scanned from The Art of Illuminating As Practised in Europe from the Earliest Times by W. R. Symms, with an Essay and Instructions by M. D. Wyatt, Architect. London. Published April 2nd 1860 by Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen), Blöjbytesdepå (2005), Rat Paws (2000), Angular (2005), Hopfer Hornbook (2005, after lettering by Daniel Hopfer (circa 1470-1536)), Tuer's Cardboard font (2005, design taken from a cardboard battledore in Tuer's History of the Horn-Book, 1896) and Inero (2005, futuristic typeface).
Stamp & Prtess
Stamp & Press (Stamp och Press in Swedish) is a fifteenth-century type papermill, hand press printing office, hand stampcutting and hand-casting office, bookbinding and digital fonts foundry created and operated entierly by Swedish punchcutter and printmaker, Richard Årlin, b. 1945. He runs Stigbergets Stamp och Press using his own metal types, own paper and own engravings. MyFonts.com states: He cut the punches for his own typefaces, Ungut and Stanislaus. He has also made the a digital version of those designs called Moravus, which has been used for all advertising and posters for Ingmar Bergman's Maria Stuart at Stockholm's Royal Dramatic Theatre.
Also called Stigbergets Stamp och Press.
Designer in Stockholm. Behance link.
Stefania Malmsten is an art director and a graphic designer with clients mainly in the fields of art, fashion and film. She was one of the founders of Pop and Bibel magazines in Sweden and is a former art director at Vogue Hommes International in Paris. In 2006, Stefania Malmsten received The Berling Prize, Sweden's most prestigious graphic design-prize. In 2013, Stefania founded the design studio Malmsten Hellberg together with designer Ulrika Hellberg. Stefania is currently the Creative Director at Rodeo Magazine in Sweden.
She co-designed the thin display typeface Line in 2013 with Göran Söderström (Letters from Sweden). The typeface was originally designed for Swedish fashion and culture magazine Rodeo in 2012 before it was released for commercial use at the end of 2013. Line comes in 5 super thin styles. The thinnest is possibly the thinnest typeface commercially available anywhere. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Stockholm Design Lab
Stockholm Design Lab is a multidisciplinary design agency in Sweden, founded in 1998 by Björn Kusoffsky and Thomas Eriksson. They do custom type work. These logotypes and custom types include:
Helena Öhman (Studio Indigo) is a Swedish illustrator and graphic designer based in Stockholm. Gipsy Alphabet (2013) is an italic engraved alphabet with lower case letters inspired by a cigarette ad found in Modern Publicity 1934/35. It is not a real digital font.
Creator of some handlettered pieces in 2012, including a psychedelic Christmas tree, a Valentine's Day card, and an Easter Egg. She also made a geometric typeface in 2012. In 2013, she created the typefaces Ribbon and Studio.
In 2014, she worked on Shrimp, a free text typeface.
Typefaces from 2016: Belle Helene (script), Karolina. This calligraphic text font is inspired by Edward Johnston's foundational hand and roman capitals. The name Karolina refers to the carolingian style that influenced Johnston.
Typefaces from 2018: Celadon Script, Stitching Love.
SU Ling TSP
Subtype (was: Typisc or Suprb)
Swedish commercial foundry, est. 2006, earlier called Suprb or Typisc. Commercial fonts: NTMY (2009, ultra-black), Alasca (2008), Quick16 (2008: pure geometry), ASCA (2008, "the cousin of OCR"), Myld (2008, avant garde ideas), Wyld (2010, hairline version of Myld), DIRR (2007, an unreadable extra black concoction), ASCA and ASCA-D (2007, rounded octagonal), LIW (techno, in bold and regular versions), Wyld (2007, Avant Garde to the extreme), Quick16 (2008, experimental), Alkasca (2008), Building (2006), Asphalt (2007, avant garde). Free fonts: Quart (2008, kitchen tile style), SWEM (2007, experimental), Cloud (2006, hairline font with connected letters, by Andreas Pihlström). Alternate URL. YWFT link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type foundry in Stockholm. Their fonts: Sweden Quantum, Sweden Cargo, Sweden Convoy (stencil), Sweden Bananas, Sweden Firecracker, Sweden Hose Black, Sweden Hose White, Sweden au Naturelle, Sweden Spacio, Sweden Sumo (original stencil font!). No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
T4 Typography AB
Swedish commercial foundry in Stockholm. Bo Berndal and Torbjörn Olsson are two of T4's main type designers. The sister company A4 designs newspapers.
Typefaces at Myfonts include:
T4 Typography after Sinnebild (which still exists). Its sister company, A4, designs newspapers. Libretto, a text font with old style figures, is absolutely gorgeous! Ludovico is also brilliant as a text face, while Ornaments Ink and Pen is an elegantly original dingbats font with ink spots. Other fonts include Interrupt Display (a Morris Fuller Benton revival, done in 2001), Fin Tertia Kursiv (2001, a great modern font, digitized from matrices found in the Norstedt collection, dating back to about 1750), More, Lights (dot fonts), GenderFeminine (1997), GenderMasculine (1997), Fournier Initialer, KumlienMM (1993), Kumlien-Initialer (1994), Mecanic (1992), MixtureMM (1994), RendezvousMM (1993), Ornaments, Ornaments Ink and Pen, Rössjor. Olsson is one of today's grand masters. And now, multiple master fonts Vadau and DejaVue! Lights One, Two, Three, Sarajevo, Cirkelnummer. And a splendid revival of Doves Type created in 1900 by Emery Walker and used by Thomas J. Cobden-Sanderson at their Doves Press (1900-1916). It is called DovesType (1996, OpenType versions now also available). The PDF file on that site has Troycer (1996), also by Olsson. By clicking on "Info", you get free Borders and Ornaments fonts.
MyFonts sells the T4 fonts Motor Mouth (2006, by Martin Fredrikson), Batory (techno) and Batoswash (both monoline sans designs by Bo Berndal, 2006), Mixtra Roma (forced serif), Havel (super-condensed constipated slab serif), Mixtra Sansserif, and Mixtra Slabserif. Mixtra is a versatile and complete type family designed by Bo Berndal in 2006. Olsson's Havel (2006) is an updated interpretation of a Czech type design from the 1930s, different from condensed types of the same era, such as Spire (Sol Hess, 1937), Onyx (Gerry Powell for ATF, 1937) or Quirinus Bold (Alessandro Butti, 1939). In 2007, Olsson added these fonts: One Night Stand (experimental), Interrupt Display Pro (2007, in the style of Impact), Eknaton (a powerful Egyptian family), Museum Tertia Cursive (2007, inspired by a beautiful set of 126 matrices in the Swedish Norstedts type collection. These types were probably manufactured in Germany before 1750. The matrices are part of a set imported to Sweden by J.P. Lindh from Breitkopf and Härtel 1818), Museum Ornaments (2007), Museum Borders, and Museum Fournier (2007, inspired by a set of Rococo capitals designed by Pierre Simon Fournier le Jeune ca. 1760. The matrices are part of a set imported to Sweden by J.P. Lindh in 1818 from Breitkopf&Härtel in Leipzig, Germany. They are now in the Nordiska Museum in Stockholm).
Tyma Garamont (2007, five wonderful styles) was inspired by the Berner-Egenolff type sample from the 1560s. The Italic was inspired by a sample from Robert Granjon, also from the 1560s. The name TYMA is short for AB Typmatriser, a Swedish company founded in 1948, because the Second World War stopped all import of matrices for Linotype and Intertype typesetting machines. The templates for Garamont Roman were initiated by Henry Alm 1948. Bo Berndal was hired the following year, and continued the work by drawing and cutting templates for the rest of Garamont Roman, as well as for the remaining Garamont family. Bo Berndal stayed at TYMA until it went bankrupt in 1952. At that time Bo Berndal had already kick-started his career as type designer by drawing the typeface Reporter for one of the big daily newspapers, Aftonbladet, a version of Cheltenham for another daily, Dagens Nyheter, and copied several old typefaces for other customers. Librarian Sten G. Lindberg at The Royal Library of Stockholm, Kungliga Biblioteket, procured copies of original type samples. Bo Berndal completed TYMA Garamont in 2007.
TarmSaft font factory
Futuristic, experimental, grungy stuff not found elsewhere, by agnuaspflibko in Sweden. Check Pormask Ytterhud. Tarmsaft is no more, though. Some of its fonts may still be found on archives, so here is a list of font names: Äggstock, ArsleGothic, ArsleGothic, Bajoran-Ancient-STsemicanonbased, Bajsmaskintjocksprutande, Bajsmaskin, Bajsmaskintjocksprutande, Bajsporr, BantarbjrnHeavy, BilligHora, Bonushora, Brottardolme, Brunkål, Brunst, BrunstCaps, Brunöga, FetmaHeavy, Fisring, Fisring, Fittsvamp, Flottig, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, Flytningar, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Galla, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Gathora, Gubbrra, elvetet, InavelFrtvinad, InavelKromosomkalas, InavelKusin, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, InavelTetkaCyr, InavelTjockaSlkten, Kewken, Kattakodd, Kisskorv, Knarkarsvin, Knulla, Lantfnask, Läderbög, LillSnase, Lingonvecka, Manslem, Multihora, Muttprutt, Ollon, Onani, Pormask2039, PormaskRemix, Pormask-Ytterhud, Pormask, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskKlämd, PormaskKlämd, PormaskRemix, Porrblaska, Psttning, Pungen, Psttning, Reningsverk, Rättpick, Rugguggla, Rumpnisse, Runkspad, RuttenSpya, Rvkrm, Rvple, RvpleTjock, Rännskita, Rvkrm, Skinnbanjo, Skäggbiff, Snderfistad, SneflabbNormal, Snetripp, Snuskpk, SpinkigJvel, SpinkigJvel, Spräckaren, Spritad, Sprutfest, Spräckaren, Spyhink, Stjrt, Stngkorv, Stngkorv, Snderfistad, TarmSystem, Taskekseminflamerat, Taskeksem, Taskekseminflamerat, Tidelag, Tidelagskoprofag, Tjackluder, Tjockebo, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, Våldtäkt, Våldtäkt, Våldtäkt, Aptango, Åderpåk, Nobrain, Tjockebo, Äggstock, ÄggstockGravid, Åderpåk. The full archive has been restored by CybaPee at TypeOasis. Italian tarmsaft site. typeOasis archive. URL at DaFont. [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish designer based in Stockholm. His typefaces:
The Distillers (Noel Pretorius, David Drew and Johan Norberg) have worked together as a creative art direction, design and interactive team in Sweden since 2009. Creator of Distilled (2011, slab serif). Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jörg Knappen's page on the European Computer Modern fonts. "The following languages are supported by the Cork encoding: Afrikaans, Albanian, Breton, Croat, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Estonian, Faroese, Finnish, French, Frisian, Gaelic, Galician, German, Greenlandic, Hungarian, Icelandic, Irish (modern orthography), Italian, Letzeburgish, Lusatian (Sorbian), Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaetian (Rumantsch), Romanian, Slovak, Slovene, Spanish, Swedish, Turkish." [Google] [More] ⦿
Interactive art director student in Stockholm. Behance link. In 2009, she was a second place winner in the Max Ernst competition at the Swedish Museum of Modern Arts. She says: Inspired by the works of Max Ernst and the world of surrealism I created my Ernst Headline font to play with the borders between illustration, art and typography. I worked with pencils rubbing over different surfaces to create textures, and collage. [Google] [More] ⦿
TheyGraphics is a multidisciplinary graphic design studio. Working in advertising, retail, fashion, company profiles, broadcast, illustration, type design and music. Their offices are in Stockholm, Sweden and Prague, Czech Republic. The designers: Fredrik Forsberg (Stockholm), Jiri Adamik-Novak (Stockholm), Zdenek Patak (Prague). The fonts: Leda (experimental), Motion (hairline octagonal), Prank (Amelia-inspired), Logarex and Garamond Preissig. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Biel's School of Design, and now based in Bern, Switzerland. Designer of Lunica (2014, Die Gestalten), a monoline serif font available in four styles, plus italics: thin, light, regular and medium. Inspired by the basic letterforms of the cinema subtitles during his years in Stockholm, Thomas Hirter was compelled to add serifs to reflect the charm of the Swedish language. The serifs are abstracted with a geometric quarter circle leading to a highly individual typeface with poetic character. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Pelle Anderson writes about the use of typefaces in Swedish newspapers (in Swedish). This article has interesting statistics, showing the demise of Times in the 1992-1999 period in favor of Nimrod (by Robin Nicholas, Monotype) and Century (Morris Fuller Benton). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lars Bergquist is the Swedish type designer (b. 1936) who runs Timberwolf Type in Sollentuna, just outside Stockholm. Bergquist designed numerous successful text families and display typefaces, including the free Beryll typeface. In 2016, the collection moved over to (was bought by?) 3IP. Some offerings:
Graphic design, collage artist, illustrator and visual merchandiser in Malmö, Sweden. During their studies at Östra grevie in Malmö, Hanna Hedström and Tina Nejderskog created an experimental typeface for overlays called 87Font (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Thomas Kennedy started working for Baldwin Designs, a wood sign company in Concord, Massachusetts, in 1989, where he grew up. He specialized in signage and lettering, and hooked up with Letterhead Fonts in 2011. He now lives in Sweden. Designer at Letterhead of the Pilsner formal script font family (2002) (the lower case is now called Ballpark Script), Egyptian (2006: this is a gothic, not an Egyptian), Pilsner Swashes, CigarShop Corona, CigarShop Maduro (2002, caps), the Western billboard font Tonic (2002), LHF Thick and Thin (2002, sign painting caps in serif and sans styles), Ephemera and Ephemera Swashes (2002, calligraphic), Old Tom, Engravers Ornaments (a great set of filets), Cameo (copperplate), Confection Deco Caps (+Essentials), Corner Specimens, Colonial Roman (2003), Rawson&Evans (Victorian), Royal Script (2003), Cosmic Cursive (2004-2011, a drop dead gorgeous thick upright script), LHF Bootcut (2010, Victorian), LHF Billhead (2004, art nouveau / Victorian), Firehouse (2004, a Tuscan face) and Thick and Thin (2003, sans and serif).
Aka Rursus, this Swedish viking calls himself a nerd and a cyber vagabond---exactly my kind of guy! Designer of the slab typewriter font for Latin and Cyrillic called Rursus Compact Mono (2007-2010), an Open Font Library font that covers everything under the sun: Basic Latin, Latin-1 Supplement, Latin Extended-A, Latin Extended-B, IPA Extensions, Spacing Modifier Letters, Combining Diacritical Marks, Greek and Coptic, Cyrillic, Cyrillic Supplement, Armenian, Arabic, Runic, Phonetic Extensions, Phonetic Extensions Supplement, Latin Extended Additional, Greek Extended, General Punctuation, Superscripts and Subscripts, Currency Symbols, Number Forms, Arrows, Mathematical Operators, Miscellaneous Technical, Optical Character Recognition, Enclosed Alphanumerics, Geometric Shapes, Miscellaneous Symbols, Miscellaneous Mathematical Symbols-A, Latin Extended-C, Lycian, Carian, Old Italic, Gothic, Phoenician. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tommy Olsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) created the alchemic typeface Noya Deco in 2013.
Transfer Studio is a design studio that was established in 2006 in London and Stockholm by Valeria Hedman (b. Sweden) and Falko Grentrup (b. Germany). Falko first studied Graphic Design at the Arts Institute of Bournemouth followed by an MA in Communication Design at Central Saint Martins in London. He is based in the UK. Their typefaces:
Designer from Stockholm, Sweden, who moved to Amsterdam in 2011 where he founded the type foundry mediumextrabold in 2013. His collection of typefaces is characterized by conceptual design, clean aesthetics and functional form in the Scandinavian tradition. His typefaces are treated like real objects, i.e., each family comes in editions and consists of 50 to 1000 copies. When sold out, they are no longer available. The catalog of mediumextrabold:
In 2016, Cronerud set up Truly Type, and writes: We are a California based type publisher, founded in 2016. Trulytype is used as a platform to produce and distribute typefaces made in close collaboration with a growing number of artists, institutions, writers and designers. The typefaces at Truly Type:
TTD Fonts (Typical Type Design Fonts)
TTD Fonts is a Swedish font foundry of Peter Jonsson and Michael Gisselberg. Started in 1989, it has over 300 commercial symbol fonts ad ornamental fonts. The list: Aboriginal Symbols, Aboriginal Symbols Two, Abstract Butterflies, Abstract Cars, Abstract Chiks, Abstract Insect Two, Abstract Magpies, Abstract Raptors, Abstract RT, Abstract Trees, Abstract Trees Two, Adinkra Amulets Four, Adinkra Amulets One, Adinkra Amulets Three, Adinkra Amulets Two, Adinkra Symbols Four, Adinkra Symbols One, Adinkra Symbols Three, Adinkra Symbols Two, Aeroplanes, Ageless Symbols, American Rock Art, Ancient Symbols, Ancient Symbols Two, Anglo-Saxon Runes, Animal Skull Art, Animal Skulls, Animal T-shirts, Animals, Animals Reverse, Antique Escutcheons, Antique Mirrors, Apples and Pears, Aquarium Fish, Aquatic Heaven, Arboreal One, Arboreal Two, Arrows, Ballerina, Ballerina Framed, Ballet, Ballet Art, Ballet Framed, Baseline Bullets, Basically Stars, Bats Galore, Batty Stars, Bike ART, Bird Paradise, Bird T-shirts, Birds, Birds of Prey, Birdy, Black n White, Body One, Body Three, Body Two, Body Art, Body Vision, Bodyesque, Bonsai Trees, Borders, Borders Fat, Boxed Bullets, Brass Instruments, Bug World, Bugs, Bullet Images, Bullet Perfect, Bullets, Bullets Two, Bullets Three, Butterflies, Butterflies Inside, Butterfly Dreams, Button Maker One, Button Maker Two, Car Park, Chairs, Chapter Head Vikings One, Chapter Head Vikings Two, Chapter Head Vikings Three, Chapter Head Vikings Four, Chickadee, Chili Peppers, Chinese Amulets, Chinese Lucky Charms, Chinese Symbols, Christian Crosses, Churinga Stones, Circular Symbols, Classic Car Signs, Common Animals, Common Bullets, Common Signs, Crests, Cross Hair, Crosses Framed, Cultural T-shirts, Daggers, Dance Art, Dinosauria, Dolphins, Dolphins Two, Dolphin Art, Don't Bug Me, Dream Cars, Eagle Flight, Elder Futhark, Electric Guitars, Elephant Walk, Encircled Animals, Encircled Birds, Encircled Butterflies, Encircled Suns, Enclosed Stars, Eternal Circles, Eternal Circles Two, Eternal Circles Three, Eternal Circles Four, Evening Star, Exotic Fruit, Falconidae, Famous Actresses, Famous Faces One, Famous, Fantasy Skulls, Fantasy Skulls Dark, Fantasy Swords, Fast Cars, Feather Art, Feathers, Feathers Three, Feathers Two, Feather Art Three, Flintlock Pistols, Floor Lamps, Flowery, Flutterflies, Fluttering Wings, Frog Art, Frogs, Frogs Two, Fruit Collection, Fruit Two, Furniture One, Furniture Two, Futhark Amulets, Garden, Garden Tools, Glassware Light, Glassware Medium, Good Morning, Grasses, Grass Decor, Gunslinger, Hallristningar, Harriers, Hawks and Buzzards, Hieroglyphs, Highlighted Animals, Horse Plaques, Horse Play, Horse Signs, Horses, Human Symbols, Human Symbols Two, Hummingbirds, Insect Markers, Insect T-shirts, Insectia, Insect Header One, Insect Header Two, Iron Horse, John Dalton Elements, Katana Tsubas, Kinda Fishy, Kites, Lamps, Le Ballet, Lepidoptera, Liqour Glasses, Little Fishes, Lizards, Magical Symbols One, Magical Symbols Two, Magpies, Mandatory Signs, Martial Arts, Martial Arts Framed, Martial Arts Weapons, MC Aprilia, MC BMW, MC Ducati, MC Harley D, MC Honda, MC Indian, MC Kawasaki, MC Suzuki, MC Yamaha, MC Art, MC Header One, MC Header Two, MC Old Sign, MC Windrider, Medieval Weapons, Metal Plates, Mix Bats, Mix Max, Modern Dance, Modern Dance Framed, Modern Mirrors, Morningstar, Movie Swords, Music One, Native American Petroglyphs, Native American Symbols, Normal Futhark, Normal Runes, Ornamental Fantasy Skulls, Ornamental Horses, Pacific Reef, Parrot World, Parrots, Penguins, Penguin Art, Penguins Framed, Pica, Pictograph Symbols, Pictograph Symbols Two, Pinup Girls, Plants, Plate Circles, Power Tools, Prima Ballerina, Prima Ballerina Framed, Rec Signs RA Series, Rec Signs RG Series, Rec Signs RL Series, Rec Signs RM Series, Rec Signs RS Series, Rec Signs RW Series, Recycle, Recycle Two, Religio, Religioso, Religious Symbols, Road Warning Signs, Roosters, Rooster Signs, Rooster Vanes, Royal Buttons, Royal Buttons Two, Royal Signs, Rune Stones Dark, Running Horse, Safety Warning Signs, Scissors, Scooters, Seabirds, Short Twig Futhark, Short Twig Runes, Simple Cartouche, Skull Sculptures, Snow, Soaring High, Solar System, Solaris, Sports, Square Symbols, St Symbol Signs, St Symbol Signs Two, Star Inside, Star Simplicity, Star Symbols, Steering Wheels, Sun Birds, Sun Flower, Sun Symbols, Sunset, Sunset Birds, Super Cars, Swedish Rock Carvings, Tasseography, Tattoo, Terns, Textile Care Symbols, Theban, Titty Dee, Tools, Toys, Traffic Signs, Transportation, Tree Leaf, Tree Silhouettes, Trees, Triangular Symbols, Triple Bugs, Tropical Fish, Twisted, Unicorn Art, Unicorn Signs, Unicorns, War Axes, Warning Signs, Vases&Urns, Washing Symbols (Celcius), Washing Symbols (Fahrenheit), Vegetables, Vehicle Country Codes: English Speaking Countries, Vehicle Country Codes: Europe, Vehicle Country Codes: European Union (+ candidate countries), Vehicle Country Codes: The Americas, Vehicle US States Codes, Wheel Trims Two, White Butterflies, White Dolphin, White Leaf, Viking Stones, Viking Symbols, Wild Animals, Wild West, Wild West Framed, Wine, Wine Decanters, Vintage Car Signs One, Vintage Cars, Vultures, Yin Yang Ornamental, Yoga One. 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Grimsta, Sweden-based designer of these typefaces in 2018: Lovattos (SVG format dry brush font), Rellycs (SVG format), Blackyard (SVG format dry brush font), Boutegard (monoline script), Alexandro Benima (signage script), Callistar SVG, Baker Jackson (signature script), Bricktom's (SVG font), Pattaya (SVG script), Waves Vibes (font trio), Vearst (SVG font). [Google] [More] ⦿
Typographical measurement systems
Andreas Johansson is the Gothenburg, Sweden-based designer in 1999 of the medieval Cyrillic font Magna Veritas (based on a scan). He founded "unfontunately" in September 2001. Other fonts: Afterfonts, Andreas Typewriter, Apparition, Cauterize, Cervixcouch, Dubbed (2002, grunge), 7inch, Alvedon, Helifonter (grunge face), Fontility, Headless, Hitman (grunge), Likefontsintherain, Lurker, NoMansFont, Pulsate, SNAFU, Teonanacatl, Thumping (1998), TourdeFont, Unfontgiven, Void, Wartorn (a military stencil), Yoicks, AndreasSansCnd, AndreasSansCndOblique, BennyBold, BennyThin, detachable-penis, doggiestyle, dubbed, Giga66, hardware-requiem, Hardwarerequiem, hardware-requiem-condensed, Hardwarerequiem, Hardwarerequiem (a pixel font set), Hatchet-Man, Helifonter, Industriegebiet, Johansson-Sans, Magna-Veritas, Nobby, Scriptural, Stealthy-Bastards, Still-Font, Tour de Font (2000, caps only crayon font), YouCanMakeYourOwnFont (2002), Zaibatsu (oriental simulation).
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Swedish art historian who wrote several books in swedish on type design. His masterpiece was written in 1975: Bokstavformer och typsnitt genom tiderna (Letter designs and typefaces through the ages). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish traffic site, where one can download a sans traffic font family called Tratex (2002), consisting of TratexSvart (2001), TratexVit (2001), TRATEXNEGVERSAL-NEGVERSAL, TRATEXPOSVERSAL-POSVERSAL, TRATEXSVARTSAMISK-SVARTSAMISK, TRATEXVITSAMISK-VITSAMISK. About the production of this family: created by Karl-Gustaf Gustafson and Chester Bernsten (who works for the Swedish Road Administration) and digitized by Karl Wångstedt.
Stockholm-based designer of the irregular script typeface Basquiat ABC (2013), which is inspired by the great Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Veronika also made some stunning scratchboard illustrations in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Uwe Zimmermann designed the metafont Viking (2003). He explains: "The package VIKING contains the two 16 letter runic alphabets as used by the vikings in Scandinavia. It is based on the archaic font series by Peter Wilson and uses the same, simple installation and interface routines." [Google] [More] ⦿
Karlskrona, Sweden-based designer of the rune simulation typeface Fort Wendy (2014), The Medic (2014), Coco Puff (2014), Maniac (2014: avant garde), Agony (2014: hairline circle-based experimental typeface), Acne (2014), and the hairline sans typeface Galacticastle (2014).
A graduate of the Shillington School of Graphic Design, Vivian also holds an M.F.A. in Spatial design from HDK, University of Gothenburg, Sweden, and a BPS in Architecture from the University at Buffalo. Behance link. She created the thin Tuscan display typeface Split Ends (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Swedish type designer (1861-1924). In his ABC of Lettering and Printing types, Erik Lindegren writes: In Sweden, the Gothenburg printer, Waldemar Zachrisson (1861-1924), had followed the work of William Morris with great interest. In his annually published printing calenders and in his monthly pamphlets, he propagated for the ideas of Morris and in this way worked for the reformation of Swedish book art and typography. As a pointer to Zachrisson's endeavour to imbue the art of printing with a national characteristic, we should take into consideration his cooperation with the German type-founders, Genzsch&Heyse, with whom he produced a roman which would be particularly suitable to the Nordic languages. About this type, which is based on the type cut by the Dutch printer Christophe Plantin, who had copied from Nicolas Jenson, Waldemar Zachrisson wrote in a letter in 1907 to his friend and colleague, Hugo Lagerstrom, in Stockholm: "I have been given delightful encouragement and strong support in my convictions about this style from several remarks made in letters from experts of note. Nordisk Antiqua (Genzsch-Antiqua) will certainly contribute to the artistic attractiveness of the pages and editions of the book; it is easy to read, it is more robust than the ordinary medieval types, and the colour of the style is just strong enough for printing on our clear white paper." Gisela Will adds: Nordisk Antiqua (or Genzsch-Antiqua) was not designed by Waldemar Zachrisson, but by Friedrich Bauer, 1863-1943. The first appearence was in 1906 with a single weight under the name of Nordisk Antiqua. In the year of 1912 a whole family of seven weights was announced under the name of Genzsch-Antiqua which was part of the name of the foundry in Hamburg where Bauer had been the manager of composing and printing since 1900. As the foundry Genzsch&Heyse had a lot of customers in Scandinavia, their Nordisk Antiqua became widely spread over the north of Europe. Personal note: Christopher Plantin was born in France, but lived and worked in Antwerp (Belgium). [Google] [More] ⦿
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 initial 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 typefaces 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 Abigail YOFF (2020), Alisha YOFF, Mazi YOFF (2011, a happy hand-printed family), Jolly, Abby, Bunnigrrrls Handwriting YOFF, Nicola YOFF (2013), Stella YOFF (2013), Roger YOFF (2013).