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[Headline set in Kumlien Pro Condensed (2011, Patrick Griffin and Kevin Allan King), a revival of a 1943 typeface by Akke Kumlien (1884-1949).]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)
[Johan Waldenström]

Based in Stockholm, Johan Waldenström was born in Sweden in 1984. At 11-D Productions (or: JW's Art), we find Royal (2010, old typewriter face), Whoa (2008), 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), Vinterstad (2004), Writers, Writers2 (2001), Cyber (2002), Writers Fat (2001), 5Cent, and the dingbat font Somepics.

Alternate URL. Some of his fonts at Typearound. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

17 Svenska Kalligrafer

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]  ⦿

23SE
[Jorgen Dahlqvist]

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]  ⦿

A4

Pelle Anderson's Swedish language design and type magazine. It is very up to date on type used in newspapers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adam Hjort

Art director in Malmo, Sweden, who made the free geometric symbol font Cymbol (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

African Drum Rhythms
[Lennart Hallström]

Free Djembe truetype font for Djembe drum music notation. By Lennart Hallström from Stockholm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

agnuaspflibko
[TarmSaft font factory]

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Aidfonts (was: Antropos)
[Lutz Baar]

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.

Baar published these typefaces with Linotype: Atlantis, Linotype Kaliber, Linotype Balder (1994), Linotype Ordinar (2000), Linotype Pisa (1997), Feltpen, Nordica (chiseled typeface).

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.

Dafont link. Linotype link. FontShop link/ Klingspor link. Fontspace link.

Catalog of Lutz Baar's commercial typefaces. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Akke Ragnar Kumlien

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 face 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).

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

Alboeve

Swedish designer of the hand-drawn typeface Prakti Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alireza Amiri
[Falling Angel Studio]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Alpha Quantum
[Martin Bengtsson]

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amanye Tenceli: Tengwar Calligraphy
[Måns Björkman]

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]  ⦿

Anders Bodebeck

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]  ⦿

Anders Bollman

Designer from Nybro, Sweden, who made the ultra-fat mechanical face Volta (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders de Flon

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]  ⦿

Anders Ekenberg

Dr. Anders Ekenberg who teaches at the Theological Institute of the University of Uppsala (Sweden), has a medieval music notation font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Orrberg

Swedish freelance graphic designer located in London. Behance link. Creator of the formal upright script/display face Rund (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Qvicker

Small Swedish archive with previews. Site makes my browser crash. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Rosen

Swedish folk fiddler. Designer whose fancy caps fonts will soon be developed in cooperation with David Kettlewell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anders Wikström

Swedish type enthusiast who created a bitmap font in 2001. Link and name of font removed on his request. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Brunelius

Swedish type designer associated with Jagjavi and later Gustav & Brun. See Andreas Gustavsson, who is possibly one and the same. Typefaces:

View Andreas Brunelius's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Carlsson
[NoFont]

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Andreas Climent

Swedish designer (b. Malmö, 1987) who runs the Karmacube web site. His first face is Magma Simplica (2003, sans). He also made Magma (2004, a nice geometric display sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Damberg

Swedish designer who created Minimal Slask (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Gustavsson
[Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Johansson
[unfontunately]

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Andreas Lindholm
[Brainreactor--GyoDea]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Lindkvist
[ByAndreas (was: Andreas Lindkvist Fonts, or The Bright Side)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Andreas Pihlström
[Subtype (was: Typisc or Suprb)]

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Andreas Wikström

Swedish designer, who now lives in Kalmar, Sweden. Creator of the thin monoline compass-and-ruler face Tall Tower (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anja Emzén

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]  ⦿

Anna Söderberg

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 face Ornis (2010). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Annika Larsson

A graduate of the Type Design program at KABK, annika now specializes in logotypes and stonecutting. Her business, Inscriptorum, is located in Sundborn. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Antikvariat Morris

Swedish bookstore offering many valuable historical books on typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anton Bohlin

Jamtland, Sweden-based designer (b. 1988) of Runkmuskel (2011, hand-printed), Woodwarrior (2013, tweetware hipster typeface), Wasteland (2014, a tweetware brush face advertized as post-apocalyptic), and PXLPLZ (2012, pixel face).

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

Anton Holm

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Eskilstuna, Sweden. Creator of the alchemic typeface Aber Grotesque (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aring Typeface
[Måns Grebäck]

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:

View Mans Grebäck's typefaces.

Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. MyFonts link. Another URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Buy fonts directly from Måns Grebäck. Old URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Åsa Gilbertson
[Gilbertson's Web Design]

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Arman Ay

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.

Wikipedia link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Artery Design
[Botond Bokor]

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Astrid Linnéa Andersson

Goteborg, Sweden-based designer of an all caps sans typeface simply clalled Alfabet (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Avisto

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]  ⦿

Axel Gustafsson

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bagarmossens Scoutkår
[Björn Jonsson]

Typefaces at the Swedish scouting group Bagarmossens Scoutkår, all made by Björn Jonsson in 1998: BrädgårdHandskriven, Brädågrd, ScoutikvadratHandskriven (handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

BarFonts
[Jan Kärrman]

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]  ⦿

Bengt Bengtsson

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]  ⦿

Berlingska Stilgjuteriet

Extinct Swedish foundry based in Lund, at which, e.g., Karl-Erik Forsberg published Berling Anitkva (1951) and Carolus (1954). It existed from 1837 until 1980. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bernhard Kahles

Stockholm-based design student. Bernhard created Duni Icons (2011, dining dingbats) and a bilined typeface called Solitaire (2011) for use on card decks. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beyond Design
[Ola Björling]

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.

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Biblis

Swedish association for printing, type and book arts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Björn Johansson

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 Jonsson
[Bagarmossens Scoutkår]

[More]  ⦿

Björn Öberg

Sundsvall, Sweden-based designer of the angular display typeface Schattentanz (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Björn X. Öqvist
[Klingonska Akademien]

[More]  ⦿

Bo Berndal
[T4 Typography AB]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bo Berndal

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. Prolific typographer who created beauties such as Boberia LL (1994), a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet. Most of his work is available from Linotype and/or Agfa/Monotype.

Images of his best-selling typefaces.

His fonts include Boberia LL (1994, a fantastic didone text family with an antique bouquet), the Grafilone LL family (1994, an avant-garde family that is almost illegible), Cartesius (2006, a beautiful 5-style family done at T4 in a mix of garalde and Venetian fashions), Byngve (2004, Linotype, in the style of 15th century Italy), Linotype Dala Text (2002, Fraktur, with ornaments and borders), Ornabo dingbats. Art Gallery, Belltrap (1995), Benedict (uncial), Beowulf (uncial), Boscribe (2005), Bosis, Botobe (2011, an informal script), Brigida, Buccardi (1998, Agfa), Caballero Script (2011, inspired by Spanish handwriting from 15th and 16th century), Carl Beck Script (1992, calligraphic), Esseltube, Euclides, Exlibris (1998), Frisans (2005, Monotype), Gertrud (2006, T4, based on 16th century calligraphy), Geometra (2011, T4), Gianpoggio (1992), Golota (1998, Agfa), Grantofte (1995), Hagalind (2011, a calligraphic connected script), Jerrywi (1994), Johabu (Fraktur), Lebensjoy (1994), Läckö, Linotype Dala Borders, Linotype Dala Pict (2002, beautiful dings!), Linotype Hieroglyphes One and Two (2002), Logoform, Magellan, Maricava, Moorbacka, Naniara (1998), Nordik, Olaus Bandus (medieval script), Olaus Magnus, Palekin (1994), Pelegotic (2006, an art deco inspired but minimalist sans), Pelican, PocketType (1994), Picadyll (2011, art deco), Promemoria, Ringlingje, Sabellicus (1997), Space Kid (runes), Swingbill, Trotzkopf (1998), Unotype (1997, mono), Vadstenakursive (1989, blackletter face with almost Lombardic-looking capitals), Viger Spa (runes).

In 2003, these faces were published in the Linotype Taketype 5 collection: Berndal LT Std Bold, Berndal LT Std BoldItalic, Berndal LT Std Italic, Berndal LT Std Regular, Berndal LT Std SC, Siseriff LT Std Black, Siseriff LT Std Bold, Siseriff LT Std BoldItalic, Siseriff LT Std Italic, Siseriff LT Std Light, Siseriff LT Std LightItalic, Siseriff LT Std Regular, Siseriff LT Std Semibold, Siseriff LT Std SemiboldItalic.

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Botond Bokor
[Artery Design]

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Brainreactor--GyoDea
[Andreas Lindholm]

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 faces are shown here. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

ByAndreas (was: Andreas Lindkvist Fonts, or The Bright Side)
[Andreas Lindkvist]

Here we have 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.

Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Callegg

Stockholm, Sweden-based hcreator (b. 1990) of the handwriting face Egg's Handwriting (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Camilla Styrström
[manofonts (was: MillaN)]

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CAP Design
[Per Torberger]

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]  ⦿

Carl Fredrik Hultenheim

Swedish designer of the newspaper face Zero One (2004), which was digitized by Jonas Böttiger. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carl G. Liungman

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]  ⦿

Carl Platon

Swedish designer and photographer in Stockholm who made Noodle (2009), a typeface sketch inspired by noodles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carolina Dahl

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]  ⦿

Carolina Laudon
[Laudon Type]

[More]  ⦿

Caroline Lindqvist

Swedish designer of the scratchy handwriting face Glow Carro Danish SWpiik (2007). Fontsy link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
[Lars Törnqvist]

Born in Karlstad, Sweden, in 1952, Lars Törnqvist now lives in Stockholm. Lars Törnqvist's designed many typefaces, first at Lars Törnqvist Typografi, and then at Cercurius:

  • Dialekt Svi: a series of three phonetic fonts for Swedish dialects.
  • Dialekt Uni (2001): a huge Unicode phonetic font that includes the West European characters, the characters and diacritics of the Swedish dialect alphabet and most of the IPA characters.
  • Fitzronald (2013). Based on Ronaldson Old Style (Alexander Kay, 1884).
  • Hnias (2004): a unicode runic font.
  • Remington Reseskrivmaskin (2000): a typewriter font.
  • DecCode (2000) and HexCode (2000): numerical fonts.
  • Pitmanita, a font containing the characters of Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet. This alphabet was used in many English schools in the 1960s.
  • Morsealfabetet, a Morse-Code font.
  • Korsstygn 1, a cross-stitch font.
  • Tant Brita (2006), Tant Ingrid (2006), Tant Ulla (2006), Tant Gertrud (2006), Tant Lilian (2006): stitching faces.
  • Knappast (2006), Knappolog (2013), Endast (2006), Emedan (2006): letters in circles or rounded rectangles.
  • Karolinus Fraktur (2006): A slightly regularized digital version of a late Baroque Fraktur type, probably from the beginning of the 18th century, issued by the Norstedts type foundry in Stockholm in 56 point size as Sju petit fraktur nr 2.
  • Simpliciter Sans (2006), a rounded sans family in three styles, based on the standard round-pen ink lettering used on technical drawings in the middle of the 20th century.
  • Huruvida (2006). Varvid and Varvid Caps (2006, a bilined tubular caps stencil face).
  • Vibertus (2007): a didone headline face based on Gras Vibert (1840, Vibert, for the Didot typefoundry).

And a jump list for Fraktur fonts. MyFonts link to his foundry, Lars Törnqvist Typografi.

View Lars Törnqvist's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Charlotta Lovisa (Louise) Christina Söderqvist

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]  ⦿

Chiffer

Fonts made by Mattias Lundgren from Sweden: Chiffer Forskjutet alfabet 5 tecken (1996), Chiffer Pagod (1996), Chiffer Scout (1997). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chris Loneberg

Swedish designer of the grunge font Barp, of Tsmoke Black, and the very interesting dingbat font Gizmo One. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christer Hellmark

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]  ⦿

Christer Meijer
[Meijer Workgroup]

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Christian Axel-Nilsson

Author of Type Studies The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry 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]  ⦿

Christian Liljeberg
[Retroglobe]

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Christian Svalander
[Creative District]

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Christopher Perry

Swedish designer who made 35mm (2011, a movie strip font), Aviator (2011, techno), Bad Analogy (2011) and Well Mister (2011, octagonal). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

cica (ftp)

Font archive at Swedish University Network SUNET, mirrored from cica. Has a Bengali font, a Telugu font, a Tamil font, a Tarot font, Sanskrit font and several Cyrillic fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Claes Källarsson
[Fuelfonts (was Betatestfonts)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Claes Månsson
[Psview]

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CORE.NU Fonts
[Martin Fredrikson Core]

Free fonts by Swedish designer Martin Fredrikson Core (b. Gothenburg, 1970), whose real name is Martin Lexelius:

  • Chank fonts: Industri No. 35 (2002), Oh La La (2002 screen font), Sauerkrauto, Som Ett Hus (2001).
  • T4 fonts: Corpse Grinder (gothic font), Kantor (2002, since 2007 commercial at T4), Motor Mouth (2006).
  • Fountain fonts: Borgstrand (styles called Regular, Web, Stencil, Hellas), Filt (2001, a fat display face), Jalapeño (Mexican-style diner display, see here), Malmö Sans (2000 (styles Regular, Alts&Ligatures, Bold, Oblique, Bold Oblique, Headline, Small Caps, Small Caps Lining Numbers, Small Caps Lining Numbers Mono, Small Caps Bold).
  • CORE.NU fonts (mostly free): Backstabber Grotesk, Backstabber Roman (1999), Banditos, Bilprovning Gothic, Blocky Smocky (2002), Bodoni Natural, Bodoni Slapp (2000), Bongonaut (1999), Boy-O (2002), Bunth Serif (1999), Daniel Hando, Darlito, Das Kavel Gotisch, Dot City (1999), DrunkPunk (2002), Executive Producer, Fizzo (1998), Flake Anfang (1999), Funky Mushroom (2000), Gentleman Caller (2002 (pixel font), Grill Sans (2000 (a funny hotdog and hamburger dingbat font, together with Finn Hallin and Simon Grdenfors), Felvetica (2001), Il Tempo Gigante (2001 (extra wide screen font), Isterburk (2001), Komputter (2002), Lager Neon, Lindhagen Script, Marfhaus (1998 (his take on the Bauhaus "Universal" unicase font), Messages, MuskelBengt (2000), No Reklamo, Nuderflaken (2002), Oblata Kurrenta (1999), Pixelette (1998), Plugger, Practicamente, RunStop, Sarcastic Girl Scout Bitch (2000), Sensory Input (2001), Serge Hand, Small Talk (1999 (nice screen font family with styles called Tight, Tight Mono, Wide, Wide Mono), Stiffy99, The Perfect Font.
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Creative District
[Christian Svalander]

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]  ⦿

Dagmar Veraksits

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]  ⦿

Dancemade
[Jens Nilsson]

Swedish graphic designer responsible for the blackened octagonal obsese face Dance Made (2008), used in its logo. He lives in Stockholm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Carsten

Art director at Acne in Stockholm. Designer of the corporate playing card text face Gnuf (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Jansson

Daniel Jansson (b. 1982) lives in Boden, Sweden. At Devian Tart, he designed NentindoConsolic. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Viberg
[Dawnland]

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David Brasgalla
[Pixelhuset (was: Pixelhaus)]

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David Kettlewell
[New Renaissance Fonts (was: New Fontografia, or: David's Fontografia 2006)]

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David Lindecrantz
[ROTORtype]

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Dawnland
[Daniel Viberg]

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 grunge face 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).

Behance link. Creative Market link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Kei Yip Poon

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).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

din stil

Swedish handwriting font service. Has PC and Mac truetype handwriting font examples: Karin-Josephson, Lisa-Heine, Mikael-GustavssonRegular. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dinny Zerge

Graphic designer in Gothenburg, Sweden, who made Signlanguage American Font (sic) in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doga Uslu

Designer in Ankara and Stockholm, who created Bourdier (2012), a deconstructed typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

dope fonts!
[Ola Nilsson]

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]  ⦿

E. Nilsson

Swedish designer (b. 1987) of the pixel faces ElegantSlim (2007), bQUBIK (2007) and qtFace (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

elefont
[Mattias Jakobsson]

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]  ⦿

Elias Klingén

Gothenburg, Sweden-based designer of a robot style ornamental caps alphabet (2012). This is perhaps not a font yet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ellinor Maria Rapp
[YOFF (or: Your Own Font; was Font Garden)]

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Emelie Dahl

Illustrator in Karlskrona, Sweden. During her studies, she designed a stylish experimental circle-based alphabet (2014) and a minimalist typeface called 11/3 (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emelie Jonsson

Gothenburg, Sweden-based designer of the monoline headline face Lyckan (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Hogenskiöl

Swedish designer. FontStructor who made these typefaces in 2012: Microbe 8 (dot matrox), Tractile 5 (horizontally striped face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Iggmark

Designer in Stockholm, who created several unnamed typefaces in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Lindegren

Erik Lindegren (Swedish calligrapher and typographer, 1918-1996) ran the Erik Lindegren Grafisk studio in Askim, Sweden, and is the author of "ABC of Lettering and Printing Types". [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erik Moberg

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]  ⦿

Esa Tanttu

Swedish designer at Garagefonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eva Wilsson Grinder

Now Eva Wilsson and formerly Eva Grinder. Swedish designer of Mido Medium (2007), a free medium-bold Egyptian face. Alternate URL. On her site, she offers a research paper on Egyptian type, and describes the development of Mido. Another URL. Typedia link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FAIRY

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]  ⦿

Falko Grentrup
[Transfer Studio]

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Falling Angel Studio
[Alireza Amiri]

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.

Kokab (2012, with Sevin Shiva) and Azad (2012, with Sevin Shiva) are elegant black extended display faces. Bisheh (2012, with Sevin Shiva) is a condensed sans display family.

Klingspor link.

Vierw Alireza Amiri's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Familjen Pangea

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

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fantas Internetgrafik (was: Fonter--Dingbats by Fanta)
[J.J. Kane]

Free dingbat fonts by J.J. Kane: Button1, Fantas1, Fantas2, Fantas3, Ftanimal (animal silhouettes). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Callas

During his graphic design studies at the Berghs School of Communication in Stockholm, Filip Callas designed the late art deco typeface 1958 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Nordin

Stockholm-based designer who conceived an experimental caps face in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filip Rafstedt

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]  ⦿

Filip Tydén
[Rotalic]

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Font 242

About 300 fonts in this new Truetype archive in Sweden. Categories: Futuristic/Space, OldTypewriter, Funny, Creepy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font242

Sweden's Anders Wallin maintains a lovely archive, which used to be called Mr. Wallin's Font Warehouse. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontanova
[Johan Ström]

Upstart Swedish foundry (est. 1991 by Johan Ström) offering Indigo Antiqua (2003, designed by book and type designer Johan Ström (b. 1936, Sweden), and digitization by Jonas Böttiger and Tjörbjörn Olsson). The type designer claim inspiration from Guillaume le Bé (France), Miklós Kis's Janson, Christoffel van Dijck (van Dijck) and Peter Valpergen (Fell). Indigo Antiqua at Elsner&Flake.

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

FontBolaget

Swedish type house and type vendor. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontcaster
[Mårten Thavenius]

Swedish designer, born in 1965. He lives in Belgium and Sweden, and his foundry is called Fontcaster. Mårten Thavenius has a side-interest in screen typography. He develops user interfaces for online solutions, mostly complex web based applications and portal systems, and is currently working as a Senior GUI Architect at IBM. He designed FF Rattle Script in 2000. In 2006, he created two legible families (28 styles in all), Aptifer Sans and Aptifer Slab, both published via Linotype. In 2010, he created Skilt Gothic (Font Bureau), about which Font Bureau writes: In the 1920s, Danish architect, printer, and designer Knud V. Engelhardt (1882-1931) prepared a series of striking types for signage, including those for the street signs in Gentofte, north of Copenhagen. Swedish designer Mårten Thavenius built upon some of the structural elements from Engelhardt's work to arrive at Skilt Gothic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FontFinder

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)
[Jenny Barck]

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts.tk (was: Blam Design)

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
[Peter Bruhn]

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 faces 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 face Filt (based on Antique Olive, it now has a Greek weight as well), Borgstrand, FTN Sauerkrauto, 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).

View Peter Bruhn's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Francisco Seiz Freitas

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 face Atom (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Franko Luin
[Omnibus Typographi]

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Fredrik Andersson
[Typografism]

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Fredrik Andersson

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 SOO [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fredrik Forsberg

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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredrik Jansson

Graphic designer in Stockholm. He created an alphabet oiut of forks and spoons called Fork It Out (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freja Hedvall

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]  ⦿

Frida Töpel

Graphic designer and illustrator in Stockholm, Sweden. A graduate from Forsbergs School of Graphic Design and Advertising, she created the brush face Inkling (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fuelfonts (was Betatestfonts)
[Claes Källarsson]

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 face Cosmic).

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

FuzzballFury

Creator of the pixel font FuzzballFury 5px (2008, FontStruct). Sleath Wolfox is his artist name on Deviantart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fyrisfonts
[Stefan Lundhem]

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 face 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]  ⦿

Gibbs CAM

The Swedish company Gibb has its own futuristic font, Moorpark (1993). Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gilbertson's Web Design
[Åsa Gilbertson]

Ten freeware/shareware dingbat fonts by Asa Gilbertson (Sweden). The fonts are just called GlbDesign 1 through 10, and consist mostly of repetitive ornamental patterns. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glenn Fagertveit

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 face Scaenarium Unus (2008). He also created the dripping blood typeface Terror Production (2008).

Alternate URL. Devian Tart site. Old home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Göran Andersson

Göran Andersson lives in Östersund, Sweden. He made these free fonts in 1999: BocceGG, BrutalGG, EgyptienneGG, GraffeGG, GroteskGG. Click on Typsnitt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Göran Söderström
[Letters from Sweden]

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Gro Janarv

Swedish designer (b. 1984) who obtained an MA in typeface design from The University of Reading (2009), based on his typeface Okapi, which has the jarred outlines of Menhart.

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.

Typecache link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gröt Havregrynsson

Swedish designer of Modern Runic (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gui Machiavelli

Stockholm-based designer of the squarish logotype Konfess (2011) for the University of Istanbul. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustav & Brun (was: Jagjavi)
[Andreas Gustavsson]

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 face 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).

Typefaces from 2014: Caitiff (a fun poster typeface), Expedition One (bichromatic geometric solid typeface), Sweeper Slanted (brush typeface).

Home page. Behance link. Another home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gustav Ekelund

Stockholm-based conceptual artist. Designer of Aurbesh-Hand (2007), the Star Wars alphabet font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gustav Jerlardtz

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]  ⦿

Gustav Karlsson

During his studies in Gothenburg, Sweden, Gustav Karlsson designed an outline typeface (2013) that is an extension of the letters used in his monogram. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hampus Wester

During his design studies, Hampus Wester (Gothenburg, Sweden) created Wavy (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Presto

Comic book font links by Stockholm's Hans Presto. Has many other useful links too. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans Samuelson
[Samuelstype Design]

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Håkan Johansson
[Swedish Columbia]

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Heidi Myllyviita

Swedish designer in Stockholm who studies at the Berghs School of Communication. Creator of the coiled typeface VRS (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Lunding Hultqvist

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Helena Öhman
[Studio Indigo]

[More]  ⦿

Henric Eugén Bergström

Graphic designer and illustrator from Stockholm. Creator of Suprematic (2008), an ultra-constructivist typeface inspired by the Russian artist Kazimir Malevitj and his art form of suprematism.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrick Karlsson

Swedish designer of his own handwriting font, Henke (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Johansson

Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of the free sci-fi typeface family Smash Hit (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henrik Keyser I

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]  ⦿

Henrik Keyser II

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]  ⦿

Henrik Sonnergård

Henrik Sonnergård (Gothenburg, Sweden, b. 1992) created the hand-printed Sonnergard (2009, Fontcapture font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hossein Lavi

Graphic designer in Malmo, Sweden. His typefaces include Typo 1 (2012, graffiti), and Typo 2 (2012, hand-printed). Buller (2013) is a pixel typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

House of Eraser
[Thomas Rogerstam]

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.

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House of Lime
[Merethe Liljedahl]

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.

Designer Menues (commercial dings, 2001). In 2006, these commercial dings: Scrapping Corners, Scrappers Fills. Direct access to the dingbats. Direct access to fonts.

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Ida Helene Husby

Stockholm-based creator of Husby (2011), a white on black pixel face done with FontStruct. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ideal Fonts
[Samuel Park]

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 face 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).

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ikea: The flap

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:

  • Carolyn Fraser (a letterpress printer in Melbourne, Australia): Verdana was designed for the limitations of the Web - it's dumbed down and overused. It's a bit like using Lego to build a skyscraper, when steel is clearly a superior choice.
  • Simon l'Anson (creative director at Made by Many, London): It has open, wide letterforms with lots of space between characters to aid legibility at small sizes on screen. It doesn't exhibit any elegance or visual rhythm when set at large sizes. It's like taking the family sedan off-road. It will sort of work, but ultimately gets bogged down.
  • Lise Abend (Time Magazine): The main complaint that online protesters have, though, is that the newly adopted font is plain ugly. Especially when it's enlarged to, say, the size of a catalogue headline. Or worse yet, a billboard.
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Jacob Waller
[Stiligt]

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jag och Linus + Lars
[Joel Nordström]

Joel Nordström is a Stockholm-based type designer at Lineto. He created Easyscript (2002), a script face based on four letters originally drawn in a logo by Eidenbenz in 1948. He also created Kada (2002-2004), a fat rounded stencil face loosely inspired by Frankfurter (by Alan Meeks and Nick Belshaw, 1978-1981).

RBG6 is his studio in Sweden. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jakob Nylund
[Just My Type]

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Jan Kärrman
[BarFonts]

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Jan Olof Nygren

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
[Typographical measurement systems]

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Jenny Barck
[Fontomen (was: Tabbar&Typer)]

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Jens Nilsson
[Dancemade]

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Jesper Johannesson

Stockholm-based designer who has designed some logotypes in 2011-2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesper Mothander

Designer of the very artsy and stylish Dodoma Blue. Wonderful!!!! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jimmy Gustafsson

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).

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Jimmy Gustavsson

Graphic designer in Katrineholm, Sweden. Behance link. He created the display sans face Kraut Display (2011) for architecture and bold statements. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jiri Adamik-Novak

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]  ⦿

J.J. Kane
[Fantas Internetgrafik (was: Fonter--Dingbats by Fanta)]

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Joel Nordström
[jag och Linus + Lars]

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Joel Utter

Designer who experiments with type design. An example: his kitchen tile face 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]  ⦿

Joern Oelsner

Joern 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, 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).

Klingspor link. OE Design link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johan Brodd

Swedish blogger (b. 1972) who created the hand-printed typefaces JBM Flimsy (2012) and JBM Galligrad (2012).

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Johan Henning

Based in Stockholm, Johan Henning (Jocko) designed Monoline (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Mattsson

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.

All old links for Mattsson are dead. These include Beteckna, Kernerst, Linuks, ETH, OFL, and Debian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Nordlander

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
[J.P. Lindh]

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Johan Prag

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]  ⦿

Johan Renklint

Illustrator and designer in Gothenburg, Sweden, who made some custom types called Diploma (2009) and Minotaur (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Rosell

Freelance graphic designer. Creator of the outline face Kryptic (2009). Home page in Gothenburg, Sweden. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johan Ström
[Fontanova]

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Johan Waldenström
[11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)]

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Johan Winge

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 faces), 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.

Dafont link. Another URL. Old Uppsala University link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Johann Snell

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]  ⦿

Johanna Andersson

Swedish illustrator and graphic designer. In 2010, she made Papercut Font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Johanna Mostert

Creator of a modular typeface based on posters and graphic work by famous Japanese graphic designer Tanaka Ikko (1930-2002). Johanna is based in Stockholm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

John Bark

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]  ⦿

Jonas Böttiger

Digitizer of the newspaper face Zero One (2004), which was designed by Carl Fredrik Hultenheim. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Williamsson

Jonas Williamsson (Reala) is the designer associated with Lineto who created Biff (1999, a 3-d face inspired by New York graffiti) and Tablettenschrift (1999, a 3-d blocky face, based on the logo of PEZ candies). Jonas 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. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorgen Dahlqvist
[23SE]

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Josefin Steding Selander

Graphic designer in Norrkoping, Sweden. Creator of the monospaced dadaist face Block Me (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jörgen Stenberg

Stockholm-based art director and graphic designer. Creator of the counterless fat face Red Block (2008). His home page is called Hungry For Design. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

J.P. Lindh
[Johan Pehr Lindh]

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 typefoundry 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]  ⦿

Julia Lyding

Swedish designer. She created a hand-printed typeface in 2012.

In 2013, she published thev artsy hand-printed typeface Hyltia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Just My Type
[Jakob Nylund]

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).

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Kaj and Carl

Swedish art directors, who oversaw the development of the sketch face Spotify Lagom (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kalle Wangstedt

Swedish language article by Wangstedt on digital type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Karin Skoglund

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]  ⦿

Karl Wångstedt
[Vägverket]

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Karl-Erik Forsberg

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. His typefaces:

  • Berling. This consists of Berling Anitkva (1951) and Berling Bold (1951-1958). Digital revivals: Bestseller, Belfast Serial (on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002 and at Infinitype), Bitstream's Revival565, Berling SB (2004, Scangraphic), Berling Nova (Text and Display) (2003-2004, Linotype, by Örjan Nordling and Fredrik Andersson, with advice from Akira Kobayashi).
  • Parad (1936-1941).
  • Lunda (1938-1942). A tribute to Berlingska Stilgjuteriet in Lund, a Swedish type foundry (1837-1980) which supported Forsberg from the start. Lunda Modern (1998, Stefan Hattenbach) is an extension of Lunda.
  • Ericus.
  • Aros Antiqua (for "Tryckcentra i Västerås").
  • Carolus (1953-1954). Pen-drawn capitals for Letraset/Mecanorma systems. See C653-Deco on the SoftMaker Megafont CD, or Carleton by Corel.
  • An early unnamed and unfinished face of Forsberg formed the basis of the Remontoire family (1998, Stefan Hattenbach).

His books in Swedish include

  • Antiqua, Vandring bland bokstavsformer, Norstedts 1957.
  • Exlibris, monogram och andra märken, Norstedts 1981.
  • Bokstaven i mitt liv, Norstedts 1982.
  • Mina bokstäver, Wikens förlag, 1983.
  • Skrift, Handledning i kalligrafi, Norstedts 1986.
  • Schrift, Wittig Verlag, Hamburg, 1987.
  • Bokstaven och ordet, Wikens förlag, 1990.
  • Vandring bland bokstavsformer, Norstedts, 1992.
  • Alpha Magica, Calligrafia förlag, 1994.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. CV. Linotype page. Bio in Swedish by Curt Ahnström. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

KarlGustav Gustafson

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]  ⦿

Karolin Gu

Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of the artsy display typeface Break The Lines (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kemie Guaida
[Pixilate Designs]

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Kenneth Pilo
[Pilo Bold Me GBG]

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Kenneth Pilo

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]  ⦿

Kichang Kim
[Kikichi Factory]

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Kikichi Factory
[Kichang Kim]

Kichang Kim (Kikichi Factory, Basel, Switzerland) created the high-contrast sans typeface Snello (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Klingonska Akademien
[Björn X. Öqvist]

"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]  ⦿

Konst&Teknik

Swedish design studio. They made an interesting Morse Alphabet in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

K.T. Kristian Möller
[KTKM]

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KTKM
[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 face after Eric Gill's instructions for the W.H. Smith bookstore), KM Universalitet.

In 2013, he created Volunta Roman and Italic (a didone typeface).

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Kummaeno

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 faces Samizdat (2010, his remix of the constructivist T-26 font "Revolution" by Douglas Carter, 1994), Gearbox (2010), FS Crude (2010, a heavy face 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 face inspired by Masayuki Sato&Tsuyoshi Nagae at Maniackers Design. Kuiper (2010) is a remix of the techno face Straker by Rian Hughes. Gamepad (2010) is an angry fat display face. Piquance (2010) and Quanted (2010) are ultra-fat decorative faces. 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]  ⦿

Kyuhyung Cho

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]  ⦿

Lars Bergquist
[Timberwolf Type]

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Lars Engebretsen

Lars explains about his AE (almost European) fonts: "This is a set of virtual fonts building, from the standard CM fonts, a set of almost T1 encoded fonts." [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars Håhus

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.

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Lars Johan Hierta

Typefounder in Stockholm from 1832-1846. It was acquired / absorbed by P.A. Norstedt in 1846. In the Norstedt collection, we find NS95: Hierta's Mittel Antikva No. 1. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars Olof Laurentii

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.

Author of Textning, grundbok i kalligrafi (Forma Publishing Group f.d.ICA-förlaget, 2001-03). He currently runs Flora&Lettera AB and Schola Laurentii. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lars Salvius

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]  ⦿

Lars Törnqvist
[Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)]

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Laudon Type
[Carolina Laudon]

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 shadowed typeface for White Architects (2002)), LTD Cut (a 3d face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lennart Hallström
[African Drum Rhythms]

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Lennart Hansson

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 face 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).

View Lennart Hansson's typefaces.

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Les Fonts Terribles (or: A4)

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]  ⦿

Les Trophées d'Or du salon Intergraphic de Paris 2003

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:

  • First prize: Bo Linnemann, for Billund, the font used at the Danish airport. Linnemann heads Kontrapunkt.
  • First nominee: Damien Gautier, for Salomon (the ski company). Gautier runs Typotek and Trafik.
  • Second nominee: Oscar Liedgren, for Norstedts. Liedgren heads Liedgren Design.
In 2002, the winners were as follows:
  • First prize: Serge Cortesi, for Carrefour, the supermarket giant.
  • First nominee: Grégori Vincens, for Lipton Ice Tea.
  • Second nominee: Bo Linnemann, for Danske Bank.
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Letters from Sweden
[Göran Söderström]

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 faces. 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:

  • The beautiful understated modern Neptuna sans family, on which he has worked for 14 years. This font eventually became Exemplar Pro (1996-2008, PsyOps).
  • Autostyler (2006). A free comic book style face.
  • Trentor (2006): octagonal and bi-lined. This is accompanied by Trentor Script (2006, octagonal).
  • Shabash (2008). Shabash is rooted in an identity design project for Kashmir, an Indian restaurant in Stockholm.
  • Navelfluff (2008, grunge).
  • Flieger (2006-2007). A great grid-based connected retro script at Fountain. The accompanying Flieger Dingbats were by Lotta Bruhn.
  • Meadow (2009). A rounded sans family at Fountain.
  • In 2009, Göran Söderström and Peter Bruhn published Trailering Heroine, which was inspired by the typeface Windsor, designed by Eleisha Pechey in 1905. Windsor is the typeface used in the titles of many Woody Allen movies. The 9-style family Heroine was published at Fountain.
  • SEB Basic is the new sans type family for Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken AB (2009).
  • The Satura Suite (2010, with Peter Bruhn). A versatile set of fonts from sans to zwans: Satura Pro, Satura Parts, Satura Text (elliptical), Satura Core.
  • Meadow Pro (2009-2010) and Meadow Pro Condensed (2010). A strong headline sans family, done at Fountain.
  • FF Dagny (2009). FF Dagny OT Thin is free! This family was created with O. Nordling.
  • LFS Siri (2011, Letters from Sweden) is a variable contrast humanist sans family.
  • Trim (2012). A large x-height sans family whose letters were squeezed through a narrow door. In 2014, he published Trim Mono, which is advertized at once as a programming and a typewriter font.
  • Kumla (2013, monoline squarish caps face).

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.

View the typeface collection of Letters From Sweden. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Liedgren Design
[Oscar Liedgren]

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 faces include the stencil / sans family Det Vita Huset. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lilypond
[Mats Bengtsson]

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

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.

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Linda Hurtig

During her studies in Malmö, Sweden, Linda Hurtig created the typeface Lindonesia (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Link Olsson

Codesigner, with Apostrophe at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Severina, Poultrygeist, Komikandy, Extrano, Librium and Libritabs. Born and bred in Stockholm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linn Mustanoja

Swedish creator of the bold marker face Wishlist 2009 Bold (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Linotype versus The Pirate Bay

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]  ⦿

Lis Bokt

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 faces such as Miss Lolly, Skrivande, Schneller and Stryka. From 2006: Regellos. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Loaded

A fair-sized Swedish archive (50 fonts) maintained by Johan Ljungman. Not updated since January 1999. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lotta Bruhn

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).

FontShop link.

Spouse of Peter Bruhn, who ran Fountain Type until his death in 2014. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Louise Riström

Swedish art director who made Homemade Baskerville (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas Brusquini

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.

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Lucas Löf

Student in Motola, Sweden, who created the condensed logotype Bergmál Sans (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lutz Baar
[Aidfonts (was: Antropos)]

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Mac Rhino Fonts (MRF)
[Stefan Hattenbach]

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).

His typefaces:

  • Brasserie (2007). Has hints of Peignot.
  • Carte Normal.
  • Abnormal Regular/Italic.
  • At GarageFonts:
  • At PsyOps:
  • At T-26: Global.
  • At Fountain and Veer:
    • The great text family Delicato (2004). This was inspired by Jeremy Tankard's Enigma and Petr van Blokland's Proforma.
    • FTN Stalemate (2004). A sans family.
    • Anziano (2007). A text family influenced by Weiss (1926).
    • Ommegaand (2007). A stylish serif.
    • Euroglory (2009). A smooth rounded sans family.
  • Custom typefaces: Absolut Headline ands Script (for Absolut Vodka), DFDS (sans and serif), Exotic Snacks (grunge face), H&M script, Hästens (a delicate serif family), Skrapan Sans (2006-2007), Svenska Dagbladet (2006, a cooperation of Macrhino described as follows: Svenska Dagbladet (SvD) needed a specific headline font for their business section, and ordered a custom typeface from Typecraft and Pangea design, which had both been involved in previous redesigns of the newspaper. The objective was to design something that had a distinctive and unique character, but that would also interact well with their existing grotesque typefaces. Mac Rhino Fonts was then commissioned by Pangea design to do the basic typeface design, and then developed the final design together with Orjan Nordling at Pangea. Mark Winelid at Typecraft then took the font through the final production stages by making detail adjustments as requested by SvD, technical optimization of outlines, kerning and OpenType formatting.).
  • Free typefaces: Hattrick Smal Caps, Kerning Unicase, Montessori Script, Stylish Small Caps. Scheduled type: Beef, Fontanino, Hangover, Pomodoro, Replay, Republicana.

    MyFonts interview. Interview. Bio at Garagefonts. Presence at PsyOps. FontShop link.

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Magnus Klahr

Magnus Klahr is a graphic designer in Gävle, Sweden. The typeface Traffic Regular (2010) has a bit on LED look, and was inspired by flight schedule boards in airports. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Magnus Parnebring

Swedish creator of the grunge handwritring font Parne (2000). Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mandy Pandy

Swedish creator of the hand-printed face Amanda (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

manofonts (was: MillaN)
[Camilla Styrström]

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!

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Marcus Eriksson

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]  ⦿

Marianne Wartoft

Uppsala, Sweden-based creator of the fat finger font Sebran (2012).

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Måns Björkman
[Amanye Tenceli: Tengwar Calligraphy]

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Måns Grebäck
[Aring Typeface]

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Mårten Nettelbladt
[Omkrets arkitektur]

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Mårten Thavenius
[Fontcaster]

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Marten Fischer

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 face 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 face that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN face. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Bengtsson
[Alpha Quantum]

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Martin Bergman

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. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Ekelund

Swedish creator of the fat finger iFontMaker font Kidkie Two (2011) and of Bla Bla Bla Regular (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Forsslund

Designer of GHGaramondNormal in 1998. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Fredrikson Core
[CORE.NU Fonts]

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Martin Frostner

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 face Biskop Arnö (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Lexelius

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:

  • Chank fonts: Industri No. 35 (2002), Oh La La (2002 screen font), Sauerkrauto, Som Ett Hus (2001).
  • T4 fonts: Corpse Grinder (gothic font), Kantor (2002, since 2007 commercial at T4), Motor Mouth (2006).
  • Fountain fonts: Borgstrand (styles called Regular, Web, Stencil, Hellas), Filt (2001, a fat display face), Jalapeño (Mexican-style diner display, see here), Malmö Sans (2000 (styles Regular, Alts&Ligatures, Bold, Oblique, Bold Oblique, Headline, Small Caps, Small Caps Lining Numbers, Small Caps Lining Numbers Mono, Small Caps Bold).
  • CORE.NU fonts (mostly free): Backstabber Grotesk, Backstabber Roman (1999), Banditos, Bilprovning Gothic, Blocky Smocky (2002), Bodoni Natural, Bodoni Slapp (2000), Bongonaut (1999), Boy-O (2002), Bunth Serif (1999), Daniel Hando, Darlito, Das Kavel Gotisch, Dot City (1999), DrunkPunk (2002), Executive Producer, Fizzo (1998), Flake Anfang (1999), Funky Mushroom (2000), Gentleman Caller (2002 (pixel font), Grill Sans (2000 (a funny hotdog and hamburger dingbat font, together with Finn Hallin and Simon Grdenfors), Felvetica (2001), Il Tempo Gigante (2001 (extra wide screen font), Isterburk (2001), Komputter (2002), Lager Neon, Lindhagen Script, Marfhaus (1998 (his take on the Bauhaus "Universal" unicase font), Messages, MuskelBengt (2000), No Reklamo, Nuderflaken (2002), Oblata Kurrenta (1999), Pixelette (1998), Plugger, Practicamente, RunStop, Sarcastic Girl Scout Bitch (2000), Sensory Input (2001), Serge Hand, Small Talk (1999 (nice screen font family with styles called Tight, Tight Mono, Wide, Wide Mono), Stiffy99, The Perfect Font.
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Martin Liljesand

Designer in Stockholm who created an Escher-style "impossible" alphabet in 2013.

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Martin Löfqvist

Stockholm-based designer of Kor Till Attack (2004, a VAG Rounded lookalike). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Schmetzer

Stockholm-based designer of quite a few nice lettering pieces such as Hottest Here (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matilda Dackevall

Graphic designer in Stockholm who was dabbling in experimental typography in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mats Bengtsson
[Lilypond]

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Matthias Alvebring

Swedish photographer, b. 1976. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Alve (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mattia Marchi
[MGM Designs (was RavenClaw--Eclipse Designs)]

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Mattias Adolfsson

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]  ⦿

Mattias Jakobsson
[elefont]

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Mattias Josephson
[mytruetype]

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Mattias Sahlén

Swedish graphic designer and art director who graduated from Linnaeus University. Behance link. Creator of Sammelsurium (2012, a brush face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matton Typsnitt

Font vendor in Sweden. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matylda Mcilvenny

Art director, illustrator and designer in Stockholm. Her illustrations include a hand-lettered motorcycle pin-up set created in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehrdad Arta

Mehrdad Arta (Stockholm) created the 8-style sans typeface family Arta Crisp in 2012.

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Meijer Workgroup
[Christer Meijer]

Commercial dingbat fonts at this Swedish site: Kyrksymboler (church symbols), INX (general dingbats). By Christer Meijer and Kristian Bonnevier. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merethe Liljedahl
[House of Lime]

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MGM Designs (was RavenClaw--Eclipse Designs)
[Mattia Marchi]

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.

Another URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michelle Sjoberg

Michelle Sjoberg (b. 1987) has lived and worked in Hong Kong, DSweden and New York City. Currently located in New York, she created the modular typeface Tic Tac (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Micke Stenius

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]  ⦿

Mikael Biström

Freelance illustrator in Gothenburg, Sweden. Creator of a nice set of vintage ornamental numbers (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikael Wehner

Swedish creator of the hand-printed face Inga Gill (2010, iFontMaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Larsson
[Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)]

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Mike Speero

Graphic artist in Gothenburg, Sweden. He made techno/octagonal faces such as Al Gore (2009) and experimental faces such as Blocklyn (2009), Cheesy (2009) and Cansas (2009), Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Misc-Fixed ISO 10646-1 Outline Font Project
[Ulf Jordan]

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]  ⦿

Monica Östling Holmlund

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)
[Mike Larsson]

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: 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 face with arrows for learning the curves).

Aka Murderama at Devian tart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

mytruetype
[Mattias Josephson]

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]  ⦿

Nathalie Hallman

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Parker

Creator of the pixel face Rune Scape UF (2010, FontStruct).

There is also a Nathan Parker in Stockholm who created the geometric bicolored typeface SVID (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

NBGNGS (or: New Beginings (sic))

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]

David Kettlewell (b. Edinburgh, Scotland, 1946), who has been professor at Tartu university in Estonia, and now works from his forest farmhouse in Bollstabruk, Northern Sweden, explains how fonts work and how to work with Fontographer and other programs. Kettlewell also runs Fontografia, a medieval and calligraphic type site featuring subpages on Ludovico Vicentino [degli Arrighi], Giovambattista Palatino, and Giovanniantonio Tagliente. He also tells us why Fontlab is so much better than Fontographer when developing fonts from scans.

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.

View the New Renaissance Fonts library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Niclas Sellebråten

Designer of Slap My Back. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklas Fagerholm

Graphic designer in Sundsvall, Sweden, who made the experimental typeface Paper (2013). He is associate professor of graphic design at Mid Sweden University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklas Sundberg

Stockholm-based designer of Saxon Grotesk Fet (sic) (2011), after an old specimen of Sweden's Berling Typefoundry.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklas Tingen

Swedish artist, b. 1987. Designer of Infected grunge (2007). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Niklaz Lönnqvist

Graphic designer in Stockholm, who made the fashion mag sans face Pumps & Skinny Jeans (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nille Svensson

Designer of the applebite font Kloroform. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nils Larson

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]  ⦿

Nils-Lennart Johannesson
[Ormulum Fonts]

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Nina Linde

Illustrator and animator in Stockholm, Sweden. She created the paperclip face Las (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

NoFont
[Andreas Carlsson]

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.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Norstedt Tryckeri
[Per Adolf Norstedt]

Stockholm-based foundry, est. by P.A. Norstedt. The managers of the typefoundry 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:

  • 1821: Per Adolf Norstedt, a magistrate in Örebro, acquires Johan Pehr Lindh's business in Stockholm, and founds P.A. Norstedt & Söner in Stockholm in 1823. Lindh had been typefounding since 1816 at Mariedal outside Stockholm, and continued on until 1832, when it was amalgamated with the Norstedt printing works at No. 6 Riddarholmen, where Norstedt remained until it closed down. In the 19th century, many German and French matrices were imported, but after that, Norstedt became self-sufficient.
  • 1833: Norstedt became Printer to the King. Because of this, the business boomed and expanded.
  • 1846: Acquisition of Lars Johan Hierta's Stockholm typefoundry.
  • 1916: Art historian and designer Akke Kumlien joins Norstedt, and will remain art director until the 1950s.
  • 1950s: Karl-Erik Forsberg, whose type designs include Berling Antikva, the first entirely Swedish typeface since van Selow's in the XVIIth century, becomes art director.
  • 1973: Norstedt closes down. Esselte Norstedt donated its entire collection of matrices in 1973 to the Nordiska Museet in Stockholm.
  • 1983: Publication of Type Studies The Norstedt Collection of Matrices in the Typefoundry of the Royal Printing Office (Norstedt Tryckeri, Stockholm, 1983), by Christian Axel-Nilsson. This book details all metal typefaces in the collection of the Norstedt foundry.
From the Norstedt collection: Roessjor, Cicero Pragisk Fraktur No. 4, Cicero Fraktur No. 5, Cicero Fraktur No. 7, Cicero Fraktur No. 9, Korpus Gammal Schwabach, Cicero Gammal Schwabach, Hiertas Mittel Antikva No.1, NS89a, Grov Mittel Antikva, Mittel Antikva, Text Antikva, Text Antikva, Mittel Utsirade Versaler (ca. 1750), Mittel Utsirade Versaler (ca. 1750).

View Norstedt's digital legacy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Northern European Languages and Fonts

Great links page on Old English, Icelandic, Norwegian, Swedish, Celtic and Germanic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Not my type: the centuries-long identity crisis of Scandinavian typography

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]  ⦿

Ola Björling
[Beyond Design]

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Ola Nilsson
[dope fonts!]

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Ola Syse

Located in Karlskrona, Sweden, Ola Syse made a couple of refreshing Helvetica posters in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oliver Waldemar

Swedish creator (b. 1986) of Bubble Dub (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olle Helin

Swedish youngster, b. 1993. He created the neat scratchy handwriting face Bite Me (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olof Lindqvist

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]  ⦿

Omkrets arkitektur
[Mårten Nettelbladt]

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.

In 2012, he set up his own commercial foundry: Mårten Nettelbladt. He published the ASCII art font Several Seven (2012) there, as well as the full Miso family (2006). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Omnibus Typographi
[Franko Luin]

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: Omnibus (1993), Goudy Village (1994), Jenson Classico, Ad Hoc (1992), Baskerville Classico, Birka (1992), Bodoni Classico, Carniola (1993), Caslon Classico (1993), Devin (1994, roman), Dialog (1993), Emona (1992, roman), Esperanto (1992), Garamond Classico, Griffo Classico (1992), Humana, Isolde (1993), Jesper, Jonatan (1995), Kalix (1994), Kasper (1995), Kis Classico (1992), Marco Polo (1993), Memento (1992), Miramar (1993), Norma (1994), Nyfors (1995), Odense (1994; + Odense Neon (1993)), Pax (1995), Persona, Ragnar (1993), Res Publica (1992), Rustika, Saga (1992), Semper (1993), Transport (1995; +Transport Kapitäler), Vega (1994), Zip2000.

View Franko Luin's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Orjan Nordling

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 faces include Nordling BQ (excellent Swedish design award, 1996), DN Bodoni (for headlines in the Swedish newspaper Dagens Nyheter, 2000), and custom faces for Göteborgs Posten, Helsingin Sanomat, and If Insurance. Nordling and Fredrik Andersson codesigned Berling Nova (2003-2004) and Berling Nova Sans (2007) at Linotype with advice from Akira Kobayashi. Both typefaces grew out of Forsberg's Berling (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]  ⦿

Ormulum Fonts
[Nils-Lennart Johannesson]

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]  ⦿

Oscar Liedgren
[Liedgren Design]

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Oscar Pastarus

Illustrator, painter and occasional type designer in Bandhagen, Sweden. He created Futhark, Bent (2010), and Lined (2009). Via MyFonts, one can buy Lined.

Klingspor link. HypeForType link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Oskar Lübeck

Founding creative director of Differ Design in Stockholm. His typefaces include Labyrinyth (pixel style), Lateral (vertically striped face), Pop-Up, Fine Line, and Basic Shapes (a geometric experiment). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oskar Sundberg

Oskar Sundberg (Sweden) designs his own fonts: Varbee (1997), Their Lifetime, Motorbooty, Jah and Parlet. Sometimes he calls his outfit "Adore Design".

Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oskar Wimmerman

Stockholm-based designer of an alchemic ornamental caps typeface called Beroe (2013), aprt of an assignment at Berghs School of Communication.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

parthenon

Site wth a few free original fonts by a Swedish student: Masada is a great display font. CP-skriv and GH Garamond are the other fonts. Windows TTF. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patch Hofweber

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 Frigyes

Coauthor with Bo Berndal of Typiskt typografiskt, Bokförlaget (TT Fisher & Co, 1990). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Genberg

Swedish/American designer (b. 1980) of Lou at Typearound (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Shaw

Paul Shaw (b. Ann Arbor, MI, 1954) is a calligrapher and typographer working in New York City, where he runs Paul Shaw/Letter Design. He has created custom lettering and logos for many companies, including Avon, Lord&Taylor, Rolex, Clairol and Estée Lauder. Shaw has taught calligraphy and typography at New York's Parsons the New School for Design for more than a decade. He teaches the history of type at the School of Visual Arts in New York.

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.

Coauthor with Peter Bain of Blackletter: Type and National Identity (1998). At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the revival of the roman capital in the 15th century, and lettering in fascist Italy.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Pär Lundkvist

Stockholm-based graphic designer, b. 1979. His fonts include the curly-creepy pre-suicide typeface Farewell Eternity (2001). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pétur Helgason

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:

  • Reykjavik, and Akureyri: For the transliteration of Old Icelandic manuscripts.
  • I-E Font 1 through 4: For Indo-European comparative linguistics.
  • Stentoften: an advanced runic font.
  • Latinskij historik: A Cyrillic font that includes symbols useful for work in Slavic historical linguistics.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Peggy's Inn

An archive with about 50 handpicked fonts, nicely presented by Peggy Colbell, web designer in Malmo, Sweden. Direct access. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pelle Piano
[Pelle Piano TrueType Factory]

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Pelle Piano TrueType Factory
[Pelle Piano]

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
[Norstedt Tryckeri]

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Per Ekengren

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]  ⦿

Per Ellström

Designer of the hand-printed fonts Monotype Lingo and Monotype Coolman (1999, ITC). Per Ellström also uses the name Pelle Piano, and runs the Pelle Piano TrueType Factory in Sweden. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Per Olof Rizell

Per Olof Rizell's free runic fonts Runar and OlofR, truetype for Windows. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Per Tannergård

Alingsås, Sweden-based creator of an untitle bi-colored typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Per Torberger
[CAP Design]

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Pete-Boy

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]  ⦿

Peter Björknäs

Swedish designer (b. 1965) of the comic book font Steelhand, and the handwriting font Peba. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Bruhn

Born in Malmö, Sweden in 1969, d. 2014. He started Fountain in 1994 in the same city. Peter Bruhn's typefaces:

  • [T-26] designer of these typefaces: 7Seconds, Anarko, Barbera, Bruhn Script, Capricorn38, CorpusGothic, Godlike, Leash, London-Seventy series, Mini (bird-themed dingbats), Pizzicato, RevivalBeta, Tainted.
  • At Fountain, which he founded in 1994, one can buy these typefaces: Adrian (2007, after Frutiger's Breughel), Anarko, Artistico, Barbera, Bruhn Script, Capricorn 38, Corduroy, Corpus Gothic, Deliverance, Drunk, Fatso (now discontinued, but revived in 2007 as Wood Grotesque), Farao (2003, an egyptienne based on ephemera and old woodprints; note that Storm has a similarly named Egyptienne!), Floppy, Fluida (2007, a high contrast calligraphic script), Gas, Godlike, Ketchupa, Deuzhood (with Wolfgang Bruhn), Azteak (free initial caps set), Leash, London, Mayo, Mini, Mercury (1998; Mercury Alternative is free at FontShop), Mustardo (now available as FF Mustardo), Plumpo (2007, comic book face), Pussy, Revival, Sect, South (2007, sans), Sporty (2007, influenced by 1950s American pop culture), Squirt, Stalemate (2004: a clean sans serif, originally constructed as a proprietary font for a German IT-company. MyFonts says that Stefan Hattenbach made it...), T-Formula, T-Grumpy, Tainted, Udo, Unica, Doggystyle, Egg, Kundera, Maceo, Motha Fucka, Pavement, Sevenet (pixel family), Dopil, Partisan, Lipo-D (pixel font) and Jinichi (dingbat font of faces).
  • His free fonts.
  • He is working on the bitmap font Grape.
  • Sydvenskan (2004, a paper for the tabloid by that name).
  • The custom fun lettering face Oeresundsbron.
  • Liquory (1995) was never released.
Blog. Pic. Catalog of Peter Bruhn's typefaces. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. Fountain Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Peter Bruhn
[Fountain--A Friendly Type Foundry]

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Peter Jonsson
[TTD Fonts (Typical Type Design Fonts)]

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Peter Landfors

Stockholm, Sweden-based designer of the avant-garde all caps typeface Max (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Momma

Printer in Sweden in the 18th century, who was responsible for the Gazette de Stockholm from 1742-1752. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter von Selow

Punchcutter and typefounder who migrated from Breslau 9Germany) 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]  ⦿

peters FONTARKIV

A small Swedish font archive. Not updated since May 1997. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petra Eriksson

Graphic designer in Stockholm, who created Confetti Type (2013, a colored caps typeface). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Petter Andersson

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]  ⦿

Philip Cristofor

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]  ⦿

Phontografics

100-font Swedish archive. Has an Arabic shareware font section. In the Asian font section, grab Arakawa (katakana), and a few far-from-complete Chinese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pia Hed Aspell

Swedish creator of the nicely paced hand-printed faces FP Third Hand (2011) and FP Second Hand (2011). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre Orsander

Swedish designer of the ultra fat face Phat (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pillesnoppen

Creator of the dot matrix font Bajspapper (2008, FontStruct) (Swedish for toilet paper, I think). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pilo Bold Me GBG
[Kenneth Pilo]

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 face 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 face that takes a bit from YagiBold, the CNN face. Pilo Thin (2008) is a hairline avant garde sans designed by the same group, Larabie excepted. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixelhuset (was: Pixelhaus)
[David Brasgalla]

Free OpenType and Mac truetype bitmap fonts: McMurdo Bold 7pt and eWorlder Headline 12pt. Brought by David Brasgalla (from Sweden). Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixilate Designs
[Kemie Guaida]

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 faces 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 face 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 2013, Kemie published an ornamented low-contrast sans typeface called Bellota and the hand-printed Pocket Px and Pocket Serif Px.

In 2014, Kemie published a great replacement family for Comic Sans, called Jolly Good Sans.

Alternate URL. Klingspor link.

View Kemie Guaida's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

PME Publishing Symbolon Fonts

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]  ⦿

Pompe Hedengren

Swedish type designer, b. 1969, Stockholm. Foundry link at MyFonts. He created the ultra bold condensed family Sashimi (2010)--almost a piano key face.

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

Psview
[Claes Månsson]

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]  ⦿

Rasmus Thuritz

During his studies in Stockholm, Rasmus Thuritz created a multiline art deco typeface called DSGN (2013), which was inspired by Avenir and Agenda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

R.D.L. Sperberg

Designer of Circle A Plain. [Google] [More]  ⦿

REALA

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 face by Williamsson) and Tablettenschrift (a 3d blocky face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebecca Hallqvist

During her industrial design studies in Sweden, Rebecca Hallqvist created the inviting display typeface Signe (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Retroglobe
[Christian Liljeberg]

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 face called Saxo issued by the Bergling Foundry in Sweden). They cannot be downloaded, and they are in fact still being worked on. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Årlin
[Stamp & Prtess]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Richard Wikström

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]  ⦿

Rikard Georgii

Karlskrona, sweden-based designer of the free face Arlong (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Lindström

Art director. He created the fat counterless art gallery face Black Nun Bold (2008). His company is called Design Chapel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robert Lindström

Creator of Paregos (Chank). He is also at Design chapel, where he created a vector art counterless fat face 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]  ⦿

Robert Wallis

Designer in London and Stockholm. In 2012, he created Flux on commission for Peacock, London, to be used for an album cover. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Robin Jungmarker

Malmo, Sweden-based graphic designer who created an unnamed thin sans face in 2011. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rolands LinkFree Fonts

Big Swedish archive with about 600 freeware/shareware TrueType fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ronja Melcker

Ronja Melcker (b. 1993, Falköping, Sweden) created the condensed hand-printed typeface Cutiepie (2013), the thin face Pancake (2013), Ronjam (2013), and the thin octagonal typeface Zicizac (2013).

Dafont link. Blogg.se link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rotalic
[Filip Tydén]

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]  ⦿

ROTORtype
[David Lindecrantz]

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.

Dafont link. Old URL. A second Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Runfonter
[Svante Lagman]

From Sweden, Svante Lagman's rune fonts, Runlitt and Futhark-A. These are some of the most professional rune fonts available today. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Runic bibliography

Runic bibliography by Jan Axelson (Stockholm/Uppsala), James E. Knirk (Oslo) and Jonas Nordby (Oslo). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Runological projects at NCCH

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]  ⦿

SAAiS

SAAiS is the association of the Syriac Assyrian Academics in Sweden. At its site, we find the Assyrian font Assyria's Letters (West). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Saames

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 Kaasila

Finnish expert on font rendering, having been lead engineer for the TrueType rasterizer while at Apple (and inventor of truetype), 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.

Linkedin link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Park
[Ideal Fonts]

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Samuelstype Design
[Hans Samuelson]

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).

FontShop link. Klingspor link. MyFonts interview. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Wadsted

Swedish designer who lives in Stockholm. In 2009, together with Olof Lindqvist, he designed the commercial typewriter family Client Mono (Die Gestalten) (+Bold, +Light).

Fontshop link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serhat Ferat

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 face Värmland's State of Mind (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sevin Shiva

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 faces. Bisheh (2012, with Alireza Amiri) is a condensed sans display family. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Simon Alander

Stockholm-based graphic designer. He created some typographically interesting logos in 2010. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinisa Wolf
[Sinisa Wolf GraphicumMMI]

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Sinisa Wolf GraphicumMMI
[Sinisa Wolf]

Swedish logotype, type and graphical studio, which shows two typefaces, probably made by themselves: GrMMI#1 (a bold sans based on Industria) and GrMMI#2 (an avant-garde sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sofie Dahlberg

Swedish creator of the simple hand-printed typefaces Bonbon (2013), Sofie (2012). Aka Junity. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Solange Guaida

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]  ⦿

Spinz.se

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]  ⦿

Staffan Vilcans

Stockholm-based programmer, b. 1970. Creator of 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).

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

Stamp & Prtess
[Richard Årlin]

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.

Fonts: Funkiswoodcut (1999), Moravus (1999). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Hattenbach
[Mac Rhino Fonts (MRF)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Leijon

Designer in Stockholm. Behance link.

Creator of the techno typeface Rumble (2012, free download). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefan Lundhem
[Fyrisfonts]

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Stefan Wetterstrand

Swedish designer. Creator of the fashion mag faces Helit (2011, Peignotian) and Cecill (2011). Typetoken link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stefania Malmsten

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 codesigned 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]  ⦿

Stig Norin

Stig Norin (Lund, Sweden) offers some HP Deskjet fonts for Syriac. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stiligt
[Jacob Waller]

Swedish service for creating handwriting run by Jacob Waller. The handwriting font Dolk (2004) was created by him. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stockholm Design Lab
[Thomas Eriksson]

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:

  • Stadium AB (for Norrk&oum;ping-based Stadium AB, the largest sporting goods retailer in Scandinavia). Done in 2007, and somehow connected with Monotype, the sturdy sportsy Stadium Sans family includes Stadium Sans Pictograms.
  • K-World, a logotyoe for an educational TV channel in Sweden.
  • SAS. A logotype.
  • Vin&Sprit. A corporate identity tye family called V&S and Monoline VS for the booze group that markets Absolut Vodka.
  • Kapp Ahl. A logotype for the clothing brand.
  • Moderna Museet. Stockholm Design Lab, together with Henrik Nygren and Greger Ulf Nilson, created a comprehensive identity program for Moderna Museet. It included a new graphic identity. The typeface is called Gridnik MM (2004, octagonal). [Gridnik is the nickname of Wim Crouwel.]
  • IKEA Food. The typeface is called IKEA Sans.
  • UKK. An interesting 3d cubic type design for UKK, Uppsala Konsert Kongress.
  • Agnette. A serifed logotype.
  • Astoria. A modular headline design for the Astoria cinemas and restaurants, and a sans and serif type family.
  • DICE. DICE or Digital Illusions Creative Entertainment is a proud member of the EA Games Group. DICE creates top-quality computer games and is the leading game development studio in Scandinavia. They produced award-winning games such as the Battlefield series. Stockholm Design Lab has created a comprehensive design program that covers a corporate identity and product development.
  • Morphic. Corporate identity and logotype for the wind generator company.
  • Cubus. New corporate identity done in 2007 for this women's fashion brand.
  • Magnusson Fine Wine. Magnusson Fine Wine offers first class wine valuation, consultancy and storage services. Stockholm Design Lab has together with TEA created a visual identity program and interiors for the facility in Stockholm.
  • Peak Performance. Identity and logotype for this sportswear company.
  • Bonnier. Bonnier is a multi-channel media company. SDL created a design program covering corporate identity, imagebank, website and the annual report 2008.
  • Linnéuniversitetet (2010). Corporate identity for Linnaeus University.
  • Norrlandsoperan. A logotype for this opera ensemble.
  • Ohmine Shuzou. A logotype and identity for a sake brand in Japan, Takeshi Akiyama.
  • Hemtex. A logotype.
  • The Swedish Institute (SI) is a public agency that promotes interest and confidence in Sweden around the world. Stockholm Design Lab has been involved in updating the identity and refining the logotype. The font used is Akkurat SI.
  • Spritmuseum is the new name for Vin och Sprithistoriska Museet which is constructing its new home in a beautiful location in Kungl, with a finish date of 2012. Identity and logotype.
  • Bella Sky is part of Comwell and is Scandinavia's largest hotel---it is located in Copenhagen. SDL has created the new identity and signage system for the 814 room hotel. The new (octagonal) typeface is called Bella Sky.
  • KMH (Royal College of Music) is one of the oldest and most prestigious music colleges in Sweden. Its new visual identity has been developed by Stockholm Design Lab in 2011.
  • Ahlens (2011). The type family Ahlens Sans is part of the visual identity SDL did for Åhléns Klubb.
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Studio Indigo
[Helena Öhman]

Helena Öhman (Studio Indigo) is a Swedish illustrator. 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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

SU Ling TSP
[Thomas Björkstrand]

Swede Thomas Björkstrand designed two architectural drawing fonts, Truetrans1 and Truetrans2 (1998). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Subtype (was: Typisc or Suprb)
[Andreas Pihlström]

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]  ⦿

Sure Digital Media

Hypergraphical Swedish design firm had a sample of their font in the Gratis section. Page disappeared. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Svante Lagman
[Runfonter]

[More]  ⦿

Svein Death Moller

Swedish archive with Gothic-looking fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sweden Graphics

Typefoundry 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]  ⦿

Swedish Columbia
[Håkan Johansson]

Swedish Columbia is the Gothenburg-based foundry of Swedish type designer Håkan Johansson. Creator of Decavision (2009, art deco or futuristic face).

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

T4 Typography AB
[Bo Berndal]

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-Batory (2006). A futuristic elliptical monoline geometric family by Berndal.
  • T4-Batoswash (2006).
  • T4-Botobe.
  • T4-CaballeroScript.
  • T4-Cartesius (2006). A roman typeface by Berndal.
  • T4-Eknaton.
  • T4-Geometra.
  • T4-Gertrud.
  • T4-Hagalind.
  • T4-Havel.
  • T4-InterruptDisplayPro (2007, Olsson). A sturdy monoline packaging and/or gaspipe typeface.
  • T4-Kantor.
  • T4-Mixtra (2006: Roman, Sansserif, Slabserif). A masculine family by Berndal.
  • T4-MotorMouth.
  • T4-Museum (Borders, Fournier, Ornaments, Tertia Cursive).
  • T4-OneNightStand.
  • T4-Pelegotic.
  • T4-Picadyll (2006). An art deco typeface by Berndal.
  • T4-Sergel (2007). A multiline chiseled sculptural typeface.
  • a href="BoBerndal-TYMAGaramont-2007.gif">T4-TYMAGaramont (2007). Its designer, Bo Berndal, writes: The TYMA Garamont Roman 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 1948, because the Second World War stopped all import of matrices for Linotype and Intertype typesetting machines. It took until 1951-52 before the import was up to speed again. Until then, Sweden had to fend for itself. TYMA produced all technical equipment needed for type production, including the pantograph to cut the matrices, a complete set for each size and version. 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. Henry Alm started the work in 1948, and Bo Berndal completed it - finally in this OpenType version.

Catalog at MyFonts. View Bo Berndal's typefaces.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

T4 Typography AB (was: Sinnebild, Olsson's Fonts, Torbjörns Typer, T-Type)
[Torbjörn Olsson]

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.

Klingspor link. Alternate URL.

View the typefaces designed by T4. View the T4 library. View Torbjörn Olsson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

TarmSaft font factory
[agnuaspflibko]

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, Flytningar, FlytningarSvulstiga, Flytningarsprutande, GallaBlack, GallaBold, Galla, GallaBlack, GallaBold, GallaBold, Untitled, Gathora, Gubbrra, Gubbrra, Helvetet, InavelFrtvinad, InavelFrtvinad, InavelKromosomkalas, InavelKusin, InavelMutant, InavelStorebror, InavelTetkaCyr, InavelTjockaSlkten, InavelTjockaSlkten, KEWKEN, Kattakodd, Kisskorv, Knarkarsvin, Knulla, Lantfnask, Lderbg, LillSnase, Lingonvecka, Manslem, Multihora, Muttprutt, Ollon, Onani, Pormask2039, PormaskRemix, Pormask-Ytterhud, Pormask, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskInnebrännare, PormaskKlämd, PormaskKlämd, PormaskRemix, Porrblaska, Psttning, Pungen, Psttning, Reningsverk, Rttpick, Rugguggla, Rumpnisse, Runkspad, RuttenSpya, Rvkrm, Rvple, RvpleTjock, Rännskita, Rttpick, Rvkrm, Skäggbiff, Skinnbanjo, Skäggbiff, Snderfistad, SneflabbNormal, Snetripp, Snuskpk, SpinkigJvel, SpinkigJvel, Spräckaren, Spritad, Sprutfest, Spräckaren, Spyhink, Stjrt, Stjrt, Stngkorv, Stngkorv, Snderfistad, TarmSystem, Taskekseminflamerat, Taskeksem, Taskekseminflamerat, Tidelag, Tidelagskoprofag, Tjackluder, Tjockebo, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, TrampaIntePMinKukSlyna, Untitled, Untitted, 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]  ⦿

The Distillery

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]  ⦿

The European Computer Modern Fonts

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]  ⦿

Thea Hamrén

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

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]  ⦿

Thomas Björkstrand
[SU Ling TSP]

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Thomas Eriksson
[Stockholm Design Lab]

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Thomas Rogerstam
[House of Eraser]

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Tidningstypografi 1992-99

Pelle Anderson writes about the use of faces 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]  ⦿

Timberwolf Type
[Lars Bergquist]

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 faces, including the free Beryll typeface. Some offerings:

  • Old Style romans: Sarabande (1998; based on Jean Jannon's famous "Garamond" of 1621), Pavane (1998, based on a text face by Rudolf Koch), Philomela (2000, also at PsyOps), Montrachet (2002, Fountain: a garalde family), Monteverdi (Fountain: with Granjon's Plantin Ascendonica italic).
  • Baroque/transitional: Leyden, Leyden News (PsyOps, 2000), Baskerville 1757 and Baskerville Caps (1998; winner of a Bukvaraz award in 2001, available at Type Quarry).
  • New Style Romans: Millennium, Eleonora (1999), Prospero (1998, a didone family), Waldstein (2003, Fountain: a Scotch typeface).
  • Sans faces: Millennium, Millennium Sans, Millennium Linear, New Millennium, New Millennium Sans and New Millennium Linear (2000).
  • Display faces: Diorite (2005, a calligraphic angular family), Corsiva Italica (2003), Paracelsus (2003, Fountain: a modern version of Schwabach), Foliant Blackletter (German 15th C Textur), Zeppelin Bauhaus Gothic, Berserk Scandinavian runes, Escorial (at PsyOps), Paestum (2001, a Greek simulation family), Sekhmet (2000), Praetorian, Pressroom (2003), Proconsular, Palaestra (the latter three are inspired by informal, painted Roman wall writing), Triumphalis Caps (also inspired by Roman imperial inscriptions), Bucintoro (1999, a modern version of the rotunda blackletter), Midnight (2000; a neon light/ blackboard bold family), Karolin Fraktur (at Psy/Ops: Fraktur modeled after the Bible of King Charles XII, printed in Stockholm in 1703), Rococo Titling (2001, ornate titling caps based on work done by Jacques-François Rosart (1714-1777) and Pierre Simon Fournier (1712-1768), and the Renaissance family Ronsard (at PsyOps, 2000).
Some fonts are available at Fountain, Psy/Ops and Type Quarry. Bukvaraz gave him an award for Absolut Type, a classic Renaissance family, so I wonder if that is not the same as Baskerville 1757. Lars says that Absolute Vodka complained, so the type is sold by Psy/Ops as Aalborg (2002). He published Whitenights at Linotype in 2003. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tina Mårtensson

Blackletter and script font archive kept by Tina Mårtensson. Has MirkwoodGothicBroad, Schwarzwald, SheerBeauty, SheerElegance, SheerGrace, BrockScript, all from the WSI collection. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tinet Elmgren
[TungusFonts]

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Tobias Kvant

Swedish type designer, graphic designer and illustrator, born in 1975. 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.

His font projects, including this chunky typeface.

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

Tobias Ohlström

Stockholm-based designer of the experimental typeface Eyevetica (2013), which was created during his studies at Beckmans College of Design. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tom Kennedy

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), Bootcut (Victorian), LHF Billhead (2004, art nouveau / Victorian), Firehouse (2004, a Tuscan face) and Thick and Thin (2003, sans and serif).

Letterhead Fonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tomas Kindahl

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

Tommy Olsson (Jonkoping, Sweden) created the alchemic typeface Noya Deco in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tor-Arne Moe

Swedish designer of fonts such as the Heraldus family, done at Expressen in Stockholm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Torbjörn Olsson
[T4 Typography AB (was: Sinnebild, Olsson's Fonts, Torbjörns Typer, T-Type)]

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Transfer Studio
[Falko Grentrup]

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:

  • Cabaret Nouveau (T26). It has a bit of an oriental art nouveau look.
  • At Parachute, Falko Grentrup published PF Eef (2012). Parachute writes: First conceived as the upper-and lowercase e for the logotype of independent publishers Elemental Editions, the letterforms were so well received that they were extended to an entire typeface and formed the basis for a bespoke font, Eef. The type design draws inspiration from the basic elements, the periodic table, functionalist vintage lettering and influences from other classic geometric typefaces with condensed cuts such as Futura and Trade Gothic. The extended set is now developed into a family consisting of three weights---Regular, Medium and Bold
  • Konrad, a bespoke sans typeface for the identity of Transfer Studio.
  • Love Story: A playful display face custom-made for The Southbank Centre.
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TTD Fonts (Typical Type Design Fonts)
[Peter Jonsson]

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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TungusFonts
[Tinet Elmgren]

Berlin-based outfit of Tinet Elmgren (from Sweden). Designer of the free hand-printed / comic book face Tinet (2008). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typografism
[Fredrik Andersson]

Fredrik Andersson's Swedish type blog. Be sure to read his entertaining report of ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg where he was robbed of his camera by the police or the army. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographical measurement systems
[Jan Roland Eriksson]

Jan Roland Eriksson explains the various measurements in typesetting. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ulf Jordan
[Misc-Fixed ISO 10646-1 Outline Font Project]

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Ulf Stafström

Graphic designer in Stockholm, who made Tox F and Tox L in 2009, two rounded counterless fat faces (see also here), and a 3d simulation face based on three circles in 2009. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

unfontunately
[Andreas Johansson]

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).

Devian tart link. Direct access. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode ISO 8859

Description of character sets.

  • 8859-1 Europe, Latin America (Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.)
  • 8859-2 Eastern Europe
  • 8859-3 SE Europe
  • 8859-4 Scandinavia (mostly covered by 8859-1 also)
  • 8859-5 Cyrillic
  • 8859-6 Arabic
  • 8859-7 Greek
  • 8859-8 Hebrew
  • 8859-9 Latin5, same as 8859-1 except for Turkish instead of Icelandic
  • 8859-10 Latin6, for Eskimo/Scandinavian languages
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Uwe Zimmermann
[Viking]

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Valter Falk

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]  ⦿

Vägverket
[Karl Wångstedt]

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.

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Veronika Larsson

Stockholm-based designer of the irregular script typeface Basquiat ABC (2013), which is insired by the great Puerto Rican artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Veronika also made some stunning scratchboard illustrations in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vidir Thorisson

Malmö, Sweden-based designer of the free rune simulation font Vidir Futhark (1997). Danish home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viking
[Uwe Zimmermann]

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]  ⦿

Viktor Andersson

Art director in Stockholm, who created Fohrsmark (2014, a conndensed skyline typeface) during his studies at Södertörn University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktor Hammarberg

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).

Dafont link. Aka Viktor Hamburger. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vivian Uang

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 face Split Ends (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viyan Ateaa

Art director in Umea, Sweden, who created a display typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Waldemar Zachrisson

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 Maria Rapp]

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 faces Cheryl Hand (2000), Jayne Print (2000), Totally Tweetie (2001, dings) and Whitney2 (2000). A list of fonts on their site in 2006: BrianneHand, FGAaron, FGAddiction, FGAmura, FGAmuraMusic, FGAmyie, FGAngHand, FGAugustin, FGBonnie'sfont, FGBunnigrrrl'shandwriting, FGCJ, FGCRobles, FGCathie'sHand, FGCharyn, FGChelsea'sHandwriting, FGCherFont, FGCheryl, FGChris, FGChristine, FGCindywrite, FGCrys, FGDavid, FGDeanna'sHand, FGDelany, FGDerek, FGDesereaFancy, FGDiana, FGDulce'sFont, FGEdith, FGEfficient, FGElisha, FGEllifont, FGErin-Elizabeth, FGFiona, FGFrederick, FGGina, FGGraysonFont, FGGunnar, FGHandwriting, FGIvy, FGJayne, FGJaynePrint, FGJeana, FGJeff, FGJennifer, FGJenny, FGJessy, FGJoe, FGJusten, FGKariKatzi, FGKatie, FGKeven, FGKollerFont, FGKristenCurly, FGKristenScript, FGLN, FGLarina, FGLaura, FGLeafQueen1, FGLeafQueen2, FGLeafQueenHand, FGLisa, FGLisaScript, FGLockerman, FGMariaHand, FGMelodie, FGMich, FGMichelle, FGMomsFont, FGNancy, FGPam'sHand, FGPaulette, FGPiaScript, FGPolly, FGQUesneLL, FGREW, FGRingbearer, FGRissa'sFont, FGSamantha, FGSammy, FGSandy, FGSaraElizabeth, FGSchaun, FGShane, FGShelton, FGStarlet, FGSteve, FGSteven, FGStuarty, FGTotallyTweetie, FGTraci, FGValorie, FGVirgil, FGWhitney1, FGWhitney2, FGWolfie, FGWurth.

Dafont link. Font Garden at MyFonts sells FG Adam, FG April, FG Camilla, FG Carola (2006), FG Caroline, FG Elias, FG Ellinor, FG Erin, FG Jasmine, FG Jennifer (2007), FG Jordan, FG Lova, FG Matilda, FG Muriel, FG Nadja, FG Nando, FG Nina, FG Petra, FG Rakel, FG Rebecca, FG Ronja, FG Saga, FG Smilla, FG Tindra, FG Traci, FG Typical, FG Rochelle, FG Emmy. Added in 2007: FG Jacky, FG Norah. Fonts in 2008: FG Abby, FG Sharon, FG Alison, FG Jason, FG Pedro, Bethany (handwriting), FG Callie (grunge blackletter), FG Noel (child's hand). Fonts from 2009: FG Kelli (connect-the-dots face), FG Liz, FG Tiffany. Additions in 2010: FG Alex, FG Audrey, FG Kristine, FG Lina, FG Well Well, FontAddicts Halloween, FG Tonya, FG Jennie, FG Swan, FG Suzanne. Additions in 2011: Charlotta (children's hand).

As YOFF, MyFonts sells Alisha YOFF, Mazi YOFF (2011, a happy hand-printed family), Jolly, Abby, Bunnigrrrls Handwriting YOFF, Nicola YOFF (2013), Stella YOFF (2013), Roger YOFF (2013).

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