TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Fri Oct 18 21:31:28 EDT 2019






Tape fonts

[Tape fonts mimic electrical, duct or sticky tape, and often consist of superimposed rectangular pieces. The headline shows Electrical Tape (2012, Paul Binns).]



Designer of grungy or hand-printed typefaces in 2014: Pepperoni Pizza, French Fries Apocalypse, Motherland (a grungy Cyrillic simulation typeface), Silent Broadcast (grunge), Undertaker, Soldier of the Dark, Oh My Oh La La yeah, One Two Mustard, Destroy the Enemy.

In 2015, he made Against Modern Football, Walter Goes to America, The Day is My Enemy (tape font), Bring Me The Gummy Bears (ransom note font).

In 2017, he/she designed Naughty Scratch.

Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Acces Design
[Beate Limbach]

Gifted designer from Epalinges, Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.

Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.

In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).

In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.

Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.

Typefaces from 2013: db Etroite, db Concierge (hairline serif), db Lineo, db Lucky, db Boxer III, db SIL.

Typefaces from 2014: db Darling. db Oh Darling, db Melitta (a fantastic brush emulation typeface), db Sticker T, db Points Sans Oblique (dot matrix font), db Como Splitt, db Quirlo (fat rounded poster typeface), db Quirlo Mix, db Limo (angular angry anthroposophic sans), db Limo N, db Slow (a German expressionist typeface), db Bargo Condensed, db TwoLines (an inline font).

Typefaces from 2015: DB Caryptis, DB Oleumi, DB Caroli Plain, DB Caroli, DB Seimeins Serif, DB Seimains, DB Sago, DB Sago II, DB Sthlm (+Light), DB Gertrude, DB Track, DB Track Too.

Typefaces from 2016: DB Maquette, DB Largo, DB For You (winner in the 2016 Fontstruct Love competition), DB Bargo Slanted.

Typefaces from 2017: DB Jojo, DB Scrape, DB Tape Noir, DB Tape Slab, DB Tape, DB Pins, DB Monoto Sans, DB Mrs Back n Black, DB Dr. Bob, DB Tilda, DB Rondo Mix, DB Rondo, DB Shop.

Beate set up Acces Design ca. 2017. The typefaces available there are ad Backjumps (stencil), ad Bargo, ad Como, ad Concierge, ad Darling, ad Oh Darling, ad Frieda, ad Klacks, ad Limo, ad Lucky, ad Magritte, ad Melitta, ad Mill, ad Points, ad Quirlo, ad Slow, ad Soda and ad Soda Plex.

Typefaces from 2018: ad Falter (blackletter).

Typefaces from 2019: ad Dorma (sans), ad Flieger, ad Louise, ad Hobby, ad Journal, ad Juli (sans), ad Tape, ad Violetts (hand-crafted), ad Tape (sans).

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

Adam Ladd

Graphic designer in Cincinnati, OH. FontStructor, who made the octagonal typeface Ladd Block (2011). MyFonts link. His commercial typefaces include Cut Block (2012: white-on-black sketched letters), Tape Back (2012), Inked Balterm (2011, a monoline hand-drawn sans with ball terminals added in) and Inked Classic (2011, blackboard bold).

Free typefaces from 2015: Poster Cut, Poster Line.

Typefaces from 2016: Oilvare (an 18-style layered font family), Cheddar Gothic (hand-crafted letterpress emulation family; followed in 2018 by Cheddar Gothic Rough).

Typefaces from 2017: Neato Serif (followed in 2018 by Neato Serif Rough), Highest Praise (brush script), Citrus Gothic, Bakerie (42 hand-drawn typefaces), Trailmade, Farmhand (Farmhand is a textured, hand drawn, condensed font family featuring serif, sans, inline, italic, and extras styles suited for display titling), Garlic Salt, Likely (brush script), Likely Sans, Active (an upright brush script).

Typefaces from 2018: Config (a condensed geometric sans; see also Config Condensed in 2019), Config Rounded, Quiche (in Text, Display, Fine and Stencil substyles, for a total of 52 ball terminal-themed fonts), Quiche Sans (Peignotian), Cheddar Gothic Sans Two, Botany, Braisetto (connected signature font).

Typefaces from 2019: Quiche Flare, Magdelin (a 40-style gothic sans), Fractul (a geometric sans characterized by its dramatic squarish "a"), Gopher (a reverse contrast family), Konnect (a geometric sans family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Adam Reeves

Graphic design student at the University of Salford in Manchester, who created Masking Tape (2012), Decipher (2012, a minimalist typeface dedicated to Alan Turing), Shedge (2013, a stiletto typeface for a local band called Shedge), and Sporidium (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Angel Garcia Rubio
[Ideas and Apps]

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Anjan Parindra

Yogjakarta, Indonesia-based designer of the free tape font Battuta (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ann Piecha

Cambridge, UK-based designer of the experimental stick figure typeface Line Eyes (2016) and a colorful geometric all caps tape font (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anthony S. Wilson

Las Vegas, NV-based designer of Duct Tape (2017), an alphabet entirely made with duct tape. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atelier de Design Holistique
[Joel Maillot]

Designer in Camboulazet (was: Albi and Toulouse), France, who created the didone display typeface Black Italic in 2014, and the blackletter Gothique, the wavy Dancing Font, Tape Font, Mosaique, the splendid Mono Gorille, Curiosité, the free geometric sans typeface Activitic, and the signage font Shibby in 2016.

In 2017, he designed Sharpness Grotesk.

Typefaces from 2018: Joplin (a free experimental pair of typefaces that play on positive and negative spaces), 518 (a free color font), Meta (a courageously named emoji-enriched free monoline rounded sans; I am sure that under pressure from FontShop, it was renamed 518 after a few weeks), Spectacle (free), Fracture (a free blackletter font).

Typefaces from 2019: Abac (free). Behance link. Another URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Barbara Beit

Austrian designer of the sticky tape typeface Indu (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beate Limbach
[Acces Design]

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Beiruo He

Chicago, IL-based designer of the tape font Bei (2017) and a set of family icons (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Kothe

Ben Kothe (Kontur Networx, Germany) created the tape font XuitsFont (2013). This is a commercial hook. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dakota Bragdon

Louisville, KY-based designer (b. 115) of the duct tape font Riley's Tape (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Fritz

Born in Stuttgart (1971), Daniel Fritz designed the paper tape typeface FF Ticket in 2000. FontShop link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

David Galasse

Portuguese-Brazilian multidisciplinary graphic designer in Santos / Sao Paulo, who created the expressionist typeface Dora (2015) and the sticky tape typeface Marker (2015). In 2016, he designed the pen emulation typeface Dora, the octagonal typeface tick tack, which was inspired by alarm clocks from the 1990s. It wa originally created for the visual identity of the video channel Tick Tack. Behance link. Link to Congaa. Behance link for Congaa. Newer Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denis Dulude

Former ballet dancer. Montreal designer and owner and founder (with Fabrizio Gilardino) of 2Rebels in Montreal (since 1995). He teaches type design at UQAM (University of Quebec in Montreal). Two Rebels was sold to FontHaus in 2007. Some typefaces were published with T26. Dulude's fonts:

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

Dima Karlov

Graphic designerr in Moscow who made a colorful Cyrillic stencil alphabet dedicated to Neville Brody (2015). Other typefaces for Latin and Cyrillic include Hollow Pixels (2015), Adhesive Tape (2015), and Multicolore (2015, a rounded sans done for his graduation). He also designed the pictograms Olympic Gods (2015) and Sportsmen (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Diogo Mendes

Lisbon, Portugal-based designer of the tape typeface Samurai (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ege Dalaman

During his studies in New York City, Ege Dalaman created an art tape typeface (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erman Yilmaz
[Informal Type]

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Designer of the EPS format children's font Pastel (2015), Masking Tape Alphabet (2015), and Donut Vector Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Florent Schirrer

Mons, Belgium-based creator (b. 1985) of the free hand-drawn didone typeface BodoFlo (2013), ABlockyFont (2014, iFontMaker font), and of Hipsterish Pro (2015; buy it here; despite the name, the typeface is closest to the arts-and-crafts style of 1895), Marker Pen (2015), Feltipen Pro (2015), Thin Font (2014), Tape Type (2015, iFontMaker), and Large Font (2014).

Aka Hello I'm Flo. Jellycube link. Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontHaus (or: DsgnHaus)
[Mark A. Solsburg]

Mark A. Solsburg's company, FontHaus (or DsgnHaus), was located in East Fairfield, CT, then in Westport, CT and Norwalk, CT, and now in Chelsea, MI. Established in 1990, it offers a 1200-font collection of original fonts. It briefly became DsgnHaus, then ForDesigners.Com, and then went back to FontHaus. It used to sell typefaces for 2 Rebels, FontHaus, Intellecta, Adobe, FontShop, Alphabets, ITC/Fonttek, Berthold-Adobe, Linotype, Berthold, Lunchbox, Bitstream, Scangraphic, Carter&Cone, T-26, Dennis Ortiz-Lopez, Font Bureau, Elsner&Flake, and so forth. At the end of 2010, it was offering over 75,000 fonts.

On their DsgnHaus Exclusives CD, we find fonts by the following individuals or foundries: Al Brantner, Frank Heine (UORG), Munich Type, Altemus, Franta Storm, Patricking, Ampersand, Galapagos Design, Pepper Tharp, Andrew Smith, Gary Munch, Robert Knopf, Andy Stock, Graphics by Gallo, Robert Petrick, Ann Pomeroy, Haig Bedrosian, Rodrigo Cavazos, Apply Design, Holly Goldsmith, Self Build, Bill Fletcher, Jack Tom, Spiece Graphics, Blue Sky Graphics, Jason Sutton, Swordfish Design, Casey Cheeseman, Jens Gelhlaar, Terminal Design, Christian Scwartz, Joe VanDerBos, Tintin Timen, Circus Design, John Alfonso, Wolfer Type, DsgnHaus, Kayde Fonts, Wolfgang Wagner, Kurt Roscoe, Woodrow Phoenix, Emma Smith, Mark Jamra, Faruk Ulay, Mondrey (Castcraft).

Since 2001, the fonts are available through MyFonts.

Their 155 exclusive fonts, as of 2017: 2 Rebels Un, AlaCarte One, AlaCarte Two, Alert Code, Allan Gothic, Always Twelve, Angry, Aries, Babbio, BadDeni, Bereta, Billes, Boggle, Bonray, Boulbar, Boules, Bristol FH, Bubba Bold, Bubble Bath, Caaarc, Cafe Noir, Carbon, Caslon Antique, Cattawampus, Chew Toy, Chicane, Chuckle Head, Clean Cut, Coeval, Cooper Poster FH, Cro Aloha, Curly Luly, Cuty, DH Sans, DV9, Day Job, Db8 digital, Design, Dieselis, Dieselis Economic, Dinky Dinks, Doublecross, Doubler Script, Doufff, Dynamic, Eternity, Faxsimile, Fleche, Flembo, Flywheel, Frank Gorshin, Fred, Freysk, Gagarin, Garaline, Graphic, Groundlings, Haberdasher, Hanbuhrs, Handex, Hector, Huoncry, Inbetween, Infobahn, Jandoni, Junk, KO, Keynote, Kidy, Knitmap, Krome Domes, LaPlaya, Laser Beam, Laughin, LeScript, LearnedBehavior, LeftBrain, Leticea Bumstead, Lines, Lolo, Luna Martino, Magma, Manesca, Manipulator, Manipule, Manomessa, Manosk, Marcel Duchamp, Mariasfont, Market Place, Marsh Mallow, Menace, Message, Midlaw, MilkShake, Minimex, Modern, Mutation, Nacht, Nameless, Napoleon, Non Linear, Novella, Nuclear Reactor, Nunavik, Outfitters, Ovidius, Pastor, Pep Rally, Perceval, Peripheral, Perles, Phoenix Chunky, Pilgrim, Plastik, Poster Gothic FH, Punch, Quattr occhi, Razzia, RightBrain, Rigolotte, SP Elder, SP Stoned Oldstyle, SP Thais, Saturn, Scratch n Sniff, Scritto Politto Freako, Semi Sans, Shindig, Sinister, Sitcom, Snowslider, Sofa, Solo Sport, South, Sportif, Stadion, Stencil Full, Superman U, Table Manners, Tape, Tata One, Tex Loose, Thin Man, Toxin, Toy Box, Traveler, Troiminut, Tutu One, Vague, Vintage Gothic, Voyou, Wooders, Yisana, Zkumavka.

Showcase of FontHaus's typefaces at MyFonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Georg John

German designer at Linotype of Linotype Cutter Schere Com (1997, white on black informal lettering; with Georg Kugler in 2007), Linotype Tagesstempel (1999, with Georg Kugler) and Johnstemp Pro (2008, grunge). In 2014, he made John LED7 (2014), a dot matrix typeface for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. In 2016, he designed the mechanical / octagonal typeface John Tape and the scribbly script font Johnend.

In 2017, he published John Tapextra (tape or duct tape font).

Are Georg John and Georg Kugler one and the same?

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

Godwin D'souza

Indian graphic designer. Creator of Tape Font (2013, folded paper typeface) and Sahgam (2013, a circle-based display typeface).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Godwin D'Souza

Indian designer of the paper-fold font Tape (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


FontStructor who made the heavy octagonal slab serif caps typeface Blackistan (2012) and the paper fold typeface Electric Tape (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanifa Rinaldi

Bandung, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1987) of Jagged (2011), Whatever (2011, hand-printed), Statix (2011, squarish pixelish face), Tape The Font (2010) and Brush That Font (2011). Devian Tart link. Fontspace link. Another Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harrison Kemp

Burton, UK-based designer of the sticky tape typeface Keep It Together (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hartmut Schütte

Designer of the tape font Borusse (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Henri Prasta

Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia-based designer (b. 1998) of the free tape font Titik Tape TTF (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hiroko Sakai

Hiroko Sakai (Tokyo) created Tape Font (based on masking tapes) in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ideas and Apps
[Angel Garcia Rubio]

Spanish creator of the fat finger font Ideas and Apps (2015), the scissor cut (or tape) font Hammer & Nails (2015), the hand-printed Caballar (2015), and the connected script font Little Lara (2015, free at Open Font Library).

Typefaces from 2016: Ideas and Apps Faces (dingbats, with Elena Esteban), Elena Shine (sans). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Informal Type
[Erman Yilmaz]

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. Mersin, 1985) of the sticky tape typeface Anafor (2018). Yilmaz writes that Anafor is inspired by the pioneer of geometric abstract art and the creator of the avant-garde suprematist movement Kazimir Severinovic Malevich's suprematist compositions.

In 2019, Erman published the self-centered hipster typeface Oddee. Erman explains: Oddee typeface is based on the dissimilarities in personal fashions and the contradictions sparked between two schoolmates, Adolf Loos and Josef Hoffmann, the first of whom is known for his belief in finding no place for the concept of ornamentation in architecture and functional design, while the latter proposes the ornamentation could find a place within design through not being a direct force but being a contributing part to a collective aesthetical value in everyday objects. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ingrid Garcia

Ingrid Garcia (Kontur Networx, Germany) created the tape font Typo3InspiredV2 (2013). This is a commercial hook. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Max Tarkhov]

Kiev, Ukraine-based designer of the free tape font Tapeflow (2019), and the winter tour icon set Just Ride (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Green

Leeds-based illustrator and designer, who made Bionique, StickyTape and Transistor at Fontmonster (now obsolete). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Janne van Hooff

During her graphic design studies, Janne van Hooff (Den Haag, The Netherlands) created Tape Font (2013, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jason Fagone

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Jennifer Lietz

During her studies in Hamburg Germany, Jennifer Lietz designed Tape Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joel Maillot
[Atelier de Design Holistique]

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Karolina Jakubowska

Katowice, Poland-based designer of the tape font Pluszek (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keith Tricker
[Studio K]

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Lars Harmsen
[Volcano Type (MAGMA)]

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Lian Benoit

Art director in Montreal who designed the free duck tape typeface Ducktype (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsey Robin Hudlow Charles

Greenville, SC-based designer of the blackboard bold typeface Nirosta (2016) and the all caps rounded monolinear wide sans typeface Paris Mountain (2016) intended for use on state park signs. She also designed the free tape typeface Cassius (2016) and ten went on to study at Type@Cooper.

Typefaces from 2017: Caprino Stencil, the Trattoria series (Mascarpone, Pecorino, Caprino).

Dribble link. Behance link. You Work For Them link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas da Silva

Sao Paulo, Brazil-based designer, at Centro Universitario Belas Artes, of the duct tape font Lukoi (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mark A. Solsburg
[FontHaus (or: DsgnHaus)]

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Maroussia Jannelle

French designer of these typefaces Turone (2015), Dramatique (2015), Onda (2005-2013, dot matrix type), Materiology (2008), DuBuisson (2004, modular and counterless), TypoTape (2010), Elsewhere Filaire (2004), Treza (2010, with Benjamin Gomez at Dépli). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Max Tarkhov

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[Miriam Magdalena Tetzlaff]

Berlin-based graphic designer, who has a degree in information science and media design from the Faculty of Graphic Design, University of Applied Sciences Augsburg, Germany. Creator of Mia Logotype (2008), Script01 (2005), NHM Regular (2008, octagonal), Tape Type (2005, rectangular). No downloads. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Miriam Magdalena Tetzlaff

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MyFonts: Tape fonts

A selection of commercial sticky or duct tape typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natalie Morales

Creator of the collage typeface Nothing A Little Tape Can't Fix (2011, iFontmaker) and of the tall hand-printed typeface Insomnia (2011, iFontmaker) and Late Night. Night Nurse (2011, iFontmaker) is more experimental, and so is Scratch Lotto (2011, iFontmaker). Hurried Fancy (2011) simulates an angular nib. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Binns

PBinns Design (est. 2012) is located in Toronto, Canada. Creator of Electrical Tape (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Raphaela Alexopoulos

Melbourbne, Australia-based student-designer of a folding tape font in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Remco van de Craats

Founder of Edhv in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, in 2009. Creator of the sticky tape font Eindhovem for the city of Eindhoven. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ricardo Carvalho

Brazilian graphic and type designer in Sao Paulo, b. 1990. He made the hand-printed brushy typeface Sanguessuga (2010), the real brush typeface Brush01 (2010), and the hand-printed Accustica (2011).

In 2013, he published Pacaembu, an extraordinary multilined typeface family inspired by graphic patterns of Brazilian indians. Carona (2013) is a vernacular typeface based on wall writing. Lock Type (2013) is a heavy rounded techno sans typeface family.

In 2014, he published the dadaist paper-cut typeface Pulso, the octagonal typeface Louco, and the plump bubblegum typeface Burle Marx, which shares the roundness of the official Olympics 2016 typeface. The vernacular typeface Copa (2014) was designed to honor the world cup in 2014 in Brazil. It is based on street painting. This project was supported by illustrations made by Henrique Mamede.

Hincha (2015) is a paper tape font used for soccer posters. Block (2015) and United Squad (2015) are soccer lettering fonts.

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

Roman Mamontov

Jerusalem-based typographer and graphic designer who created the experimental minimal FontTape (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ross Turnbull

Ross Turnbull is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. He created the fat (vernacular, dadaist) poster typeface RT DIY-Tape (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salford Type Foundry
[Timothy Isherwood]

Salford Type Foundry was established in 2012 by Manchester's University of Salford lecturer Timothy Isherwood. It is a repository for typefaces designed by the students. One of their most famous type design graduates is Darren Scott. Megan Jones created the web site. The others who contributed in or before 2012 are listed here:

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[Jason Fagone]

Now defunct foundry. It had free fonts by Jason Fagone of Penn State University. They include Monko (handwriting), Monko Blocky, Pianissimo, Blade, Young Zaphod, Velour, Velodrome, Electric Circus, Trapped Family, Font4TheDumped, Torpedo, BachelorPad, 4Decibels and Falling (handwriting of Andy Wagner). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steph Walker

Designer (Brooklyn, NY) who is getting a second degree in Ecological Engineering. He made the comic book typeface Rhsxyn Kqrtwn in 2010 at You Work For Them. He also made the paper fold typeface Packing Tape (2011), Melting Beads (2011), and the feathered typeface Featherhead (2011). Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Studio K
[Keith Tricker]

Keith Tricker (b. 1949) is the Creative Director of a UK advertising agency, and during his career has worked as both a copywriter and art director. MyFonts lists him as Keith Gordon. Klingspor link.

His foundry is Studio K: The foundry specialises in display fonts designed primarily for advertising, publishing, product packaging and signage.

He created the wavy typeface Calypso (2011), the techno typeface Charta (2011), the sturdy black typeface Anvil (2011), Jazz Age (2011, art deco), and the brush typeface Pagoda (2011).

In 2012, he published Hollywood Hills, Pier Arcade, Graffix, Skeleton Slab, the art deco typeface Tea Dance, the art nouveau typeface Paris Metro, Oscar Bravo (a heavy octagonal typeface), Café de Paris (a stylish retro--futuristic fifties style typeface), Barrowboy, and the stylish Contessa family.

Typefaces from 2013: Communiqué (rugged stencil face), Regency (influenced by Americana and Optima, it is a flared very humanist sans), Alma Mater (athletic lettering), Showbiz (inline typeface), Dynatron (retro sci-fi font), Mechanoid (elliptical techno sans), Canterbury (inspired by the shapes of the cathedral), Export Drive (a bold condensed cargo stencil), Soft Rock (bold condensed sans), Red Top, Colossus (an elliptical typeface that is a bit squarer than Microgramma), 4Square (elliptical), Aspidistra (art nouveau), Home Grown.

Typefaces from 2014: Belvedere, Joe Cool (a bold masculine headline typeface in the genre of Impact), Gravitas (a Bauhaus / futurismo typeface), Rock Face (sticky tape typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: Chenko (2015, a constructivist / brutalist typeface named after Rodchenko), Marazion (a rounded display sans), Castaway, Variety (ransom note font), Nightlife (an amoebic rounded stencil typeface that conjures up neon signs, DNA molecules and jelly beans), Rough Stuff (textured faded stencil typeface), Signpost (a drop shadow version of Red Top).

Typefaces from 2016: Cambourne (a luxury goods font advertized as cutting edge retro), Capstan (slab serif), Alonquin (art deco: a typographical tribute to Dorothy Parker and the New Yorker crowd who haunted the Alonquin hotel in its 1920s heyday), Cadenza, Exotica (described by Keith as Old World elegance meets Levantine luxury), Oxbridge (vintage compact titling typeface).

Typefaces from 2017: Vagabond (a weathered vintage railroad font), Brando (slab serif).

Typefaces from 2018: Stamina (a sports font), Cybernaut. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tal Becker

Israeli designer of the Hebrew tape font Akum (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Timothy Isherwood
[Salford Type Foundry]

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Foundry in Ljubljana, Slovenia, est. 2011. Vladimir & Vladimir soes art direction at Modna, the main Slovenian fashion magazine. Based in Lubljana, Vladimir & Vladimir designed the fat finger font Krink in 2013. Earlier, he (they?) created the free Tape Font (2011, dadaist). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Volcano Type (MAGMA)
[Lars Harmsen]

Magma Brand Design in Karlsruhe, Germany evolved in 2004 into Volcano Type. Magma is headed by Lars Harmsen (b. Hannover, 1964) and Ulrich Weiss. Lars Harmsen spent the first four years of his life in Chicago. He then moved to Geneva with his parents for eight years, and then moved to Karlsruhe. He completed his schooling at the French section at the European School. He first studied history and Germanics in Freiburg before beginning to study design at Basel, Boston, Saarbrücken and Pforzheim. He got his degree in graphic design, and in 1996 he founded MAGMA [Büro für Gestaltung] together with Ulrich Weiß. He is the co-founder of STARSHOT GmbH, a design company for sports products, now based in Munich. MAGMA created Type Foundry Volcano-Type.de and the internet forum Slanted.de. In the meantime, Slanted.de has become the most active German typography forum. Volcano Type offers commercial and some free typefaces: DigiBo (Boris Kahl), Objects (free ransom typeface by the house), MonoPoint and DoublePoint (monospace dot matrix families by the house), Amiga Normal and Rounded (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Screeny, Pixel and C64 Style (pixel typefaces by Boris Kahl), Fette Pixel (pixel typeface by Florian Gärtner), Teckbo (digital typeface by Boris Kahl, who writes: Retro-Avant-Garde for Club-Flyer-Honks and Plastic-Pussy-Chicks), Psycho (grunge by Boris Kahl), Wald Ast (tree branch look by Sandra Augstein), Wald Blatt (tree leaf look by Tanja Rastätter), Rollerblind (a pair of dot matrix typefaces by Boris Kahl), Chaucer (uncial by Boris Kahl), Glossy (dot matrix typeface by Sandra Hofacker), Brüll (a funny frog dingbat typeface by Andre Rösler), Pax (a free peace symbol typeface by Heidrun Weißschädel and Alexander Kassel), Mud (free typeface by Boris Kahl). And these display typefaces by Florian Gärtner: Republic, Tacora. And finally the Fone 1 through 3 grunge typefaces by Florian Gärtner. The typefaces of Lars Harmsen (or co-designed by him) at Volcano:

  • African look typefaces: Masai
  • Athletic lettering: Sports (grungy, with Kahl), Sports Skinny.
  • Blackletter: Fraktape Duct, Fraktape Sticky, Fraktendon (=Fraktur+Clarendon, co-designed with Kahl), Trigot (2010, modular, semi-blackletter by Michael Hubner), Black Sirkka, Frakturbo, SAR-Lupe
  • Diabolo
  • Dingbats: Genocide (free). Mr. J. Smith Eye, Mr. J. Smith Head, Mr. J. Smith Mouth, Mr. J. Smith Nose, and Mr. J. Smith Wanted are experimental dingbat typefaces by Nikolaii Renger, based on an idea of Lars Harmsen, and digitized by Ulrich Weiss and Boris Kahl. These won an award at the 2005 FUSE competition.
  • Experimental: Sewed (2009, stitched letters), Cross Fourty, Cross Sixty, Cross Ten, Cross Thirty, Cross Twenty, Cross Ultra
  • Grunge: Basalt, Magneta, Punta Negra, Mrs. Tape Tape
  • Hand-drawn: B-Scratch (2009, Harmsen and Egger's take on sketched letters), Amebo, Diabolo, Keycaps, Kulli (curly), Oboni, Wawe, Tape One Bold, Tapemate Outline, Tapemate Regular, Tape One Bold
  • LED style: Digibeck (Boris Kahl, 2000: a DVD player font), Strichcode (a family co-designed with Kahl).
  • Kitchen tile typefaces: Bus, Bus PI, both done with Boris Kahl.
  • Oriental simulation: Japanese
  • Patriot family, done with Boris Kahl: Saddam, Commander Robot, Fidel, Slobbodan, Osama, George.
  • Ransom note face: Kriminal
  • Sans families: Copy (2009).

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Weinblum & Stahl GmbH

Design studio in Berlin and London run by Ani Weinbaum and Nina Stahl. Their typefaces include these:

  • Tape (2015). A straight-edged typeface done for a concept music festival in Berlin.
  • Bialik (2015, for Hebrew). Based on the Bauhaus principles of contrast, abstraction and geometry, Bialik is a clear, modern and highly readable typeface. The font takes its name from Bialik Street, a key thoroughfare in Tel Aviv, designated a UNESCO World Heritage Cultural site for having the largest number of Bauhaus style structures anywhere in the world.
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Wendy Varela

During her studies at Grafisch Lyceum Rotterdam, Wendy Varela designed the tape typeface Tecticz (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasha Argal

Hong Kong-based designer of the latin typefaces Paperclip (2019) and Tape (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yoann Mallet

Bordeaux, France-based designer of Tape Type (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿