TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Tue Mar 11 18:29:58 EDT 2014
Commercial outfit (est. 2004) that has produced its own fonts: Bastian Sans, Bastian Sans CD, Zulan Rounded Black, Zulan, Sonic (futuristic), Sonic Shadow Light, Lotus (artsy handwriting), Lotus Condensed Italic, Okopia Mt (another Treefrog-like hand), Okopia Mt Roman, Fidente Md Shadow XT, Fidente Md. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontStructor who made these fonts in 2010: Reeph (wedge serif face), Theen (techno sans), Pewma (fat lettering as in the Puma logo), Clean (a gorgeous rounded elliptical sans), Ambdx (Treefrog-style hand), Twynn Open (dot matrix face), rnd0m, Arcbk-Open (stencil), Arcbk-Regular, Djeom (athletic lettering), Skwar (squarish), Bletr, Serif, Stens (white on black stencil), Strux, Outln (Regular, Shady: art deco meets athletic lettering), Kyrst, Phatt (ultra fat), Psych (a "Western", Italian face), Bloks, Twynn, Zilch, Cyrth (runic), Reimu (blackletter), Kaway (stencil), Kewte (rounded monoline), and Kurvh (dot matrix).
Designer from Reno, NV, who was a student at MCAD in Minneapolis. Creator of the free font Tortuga (2008, Chank Store) and the commercial ink splatter face Collateral Damage (1999, with Chris Hunt and Chank Diesel). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Russian designer in St. Petersburg, aka Mister Chek, b. 1983. Dafont carries his free demos. He sells his typefaces here: Horizons, Trueper (tattoo face), Black Queen (metal band face), King Arthur (blackletter).
He created the free faces MCF Revolution Ink (2012, a Treefrog-style handwriting all-caps face), MCF Zelfis (2011, a tattoo font), MCF Bad Manners WW (2009, blackletter), MCF Star Worms (2012, blackletter / tattoo face), and MCF Funera (2010).
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:
Bluefonts.com (was: theblueratsfontsarchives, or les rats bleus)
The Blue Rats Fonts Archives is a French font archive, maintained and nicely presented by Lyon-based cartoonist Benoit Desprez. Many free fonts, and a few commercial fonts sold by [T-26] such as BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueGlobal (2001) and BlueType. Some really nice irregular or graffiti fonts in the bluefonts collection: BlueAkkrobat, BlueApplet, BlueArsenal, BlueBond, BlueBurnt, BlueCake, BlueCalcium, BlueCarnage, BlueExpeditt, BlueLacke, BlueLittleHorn, BlueNorma, BluePax, BluePugg, BlueSkin (my favorite Treefrog-like font), BlueStorm, BlueStuff, BlueTone, BlueJussi, BlueTrash, BlueVelvet, BlueCake Full, BlueFaxSimili, BlueFlag, BlueNylon, BlueSandBlast, BlueSmolt, BlueSpent, BlueVibes. Commercial: BlueBrush, BlueCentury, BlueType, BlueKayack, BlueCookie, BlueKompakt, BlueVertue, BlueCopy, TestFrogRemix, BlueFish Sans (2005, Comic Sans competition?), BluePlanet, BluePadd, BlueScript, BlueMecca, BlueAlpha, BlueGribouille, Camille, BlueLustic, BlueLiner, BlueBeard, BlueLimace, BlueDingbats Heads. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Namibian-German designer of Linotype Dropink (1999), an adorable font in which letters are written with a scratchy inky fountain pen. One of my favorites in its genre.
Drawn with a feather, Deadman (and Deadman Blotting and Deadman Squirting) is a gorgeous wild handwriting face reminiscent of the handwriting of British illustrator Ralph Steadman, and of Treefrog. It was published at Volcano in 2006 and has this wonderful motivation: The font family DEADman is mostly inspired by the weird style of the British illustrator Ralph Steadman. He had a long partnership with the American journalist Hunter S. Thompson, drawing pictures for several of his articles and books such as Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Chris Hunt's great handscribbled splatter font Collateral Damage (1998) is distributed by Chank, and was done with Andrea McKay. It was inspired by the gonzo art of Ralph Steadman. See also here. He is based in Yellowknife. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Several commercial fonts have been cloned recently. Examples include: 3IP's Treefrog has a clone called BushToad from Three Mile Island. Corel's Cupertino has a brother, Cuper Teeno (AnonyFonts). Emigre's Democratica and Tarzana have sisters, Democratia Bold (Egrimmy) and JungleJane (Migraine Type). Page seems to have been reduced to zero. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cindy Kinash is an apparel graphic designer from Canada. She started the Cultivated Mind foundry in 2012. She published the hand-printed poster faces Amour (2012), Happy Cloud (2012), Have a nice day (2012, +Ornaments), Gionni (2012), Dreamy Hand (2012), Taluhla (2012) and Hello I Like You (2012). Requiem (2012) is grungy.
Typefaces from 2014: La Chic (sic) (a poster font family on a didone body, with several sets of frilly frames), Pacific Northwest Letters, Pacifc Northwest Labels, Azaelia (hand-painted; comes with a dingbat font that has handmade frames, page dividers, ribbons and fancy flourishes).
David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs.
Typefaces from 2014: VTKS Pedra Bruta (rough brush script), VTKS Recover MB 1, VTKS Simplex Beauty, VTKS Dirty Letters.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Dirty Letters, VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (handprinted), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
Artist and lettering artist, 1925-2002. P22 writes: Ed Rogers came to public attention through David Greenberger's Duplex Planet magazine. Ed moved into the Duplex Nursing Home in Boston in 1981. Conversations and interviews with Ed appeared regularly in The Duplex Planet, which started in 1979 as a periodical, subsequently collected into books, adapted into a comic book series and staged monologues. Approximately 150 of Ed's drawings have been shown in an exhibition titled "An Exact Spectacular" at several museums and universities since 1994. Ed's work was featured in the packaging of R.E.M.'s Out Of Time CD. He appeared in the Duplex Planet documentaries "Your Own True Self" and "Lighthearted Nation." Ed lived his life pretty much hidden from view. Born in 1925, he was institutionalized some time in his twenties and then lived in nursing homes from his late forties until his death in 2002. He conducted his life at a remarkably slow pace but if you slowed down too, you would find he had an endearing purity and simplicity. Like most of us, Ed perceived drawing and writing and different tasks. His writing has a deep right slant and large loops with a clearly tentative hand. When asked to draw, Ed would most often work on the lettering seen is this font. He also drew a sort of teddy bear of other gentle animal shaped characters. His pencil, pen or crayon would touch the surface of the paper many times before a line might be drawn. And then several lines might be repeated as he worked through whatever mental process was underway. Sometimes he stopped with a clearly depicted character or word, other times the muse in his hand continued to mark the page until the images were all but obscured. And sometimes the finished product would be a dynamic mass of line work, eradicating the white space. He would, if requested, create a specific drawing, as he did for R.E.M. and other artists.
Emil Karl Bertell
Emma Bowey is the Manchester, UK-based designer (b. 1990, London) of the spindly handwriting face Alphasplat (2012, Treefrog style) and of Mancitecture (2013), Chippy Handwriting (2012), Bond Me (2012, a piano key face), Sponge (2012, a fat poster font), and Tickle Me Elmo (2012).
Aka Girl with the AWOL muse.
University of Salford link, where she participates in Salford Type Foundry.
Fenotype, a Finnish typefoundry, has the original (often techno) designs of Emil Bertell (b. 1983, Helsinki) and his brother Erik Bertell and wife Kea Bertell. Emil has been studying graphic design at University of Art&Industrial Design in Helsinki since 2004. He designed most of his typefaces during 2001-2004, and works as a freelance illustrator. Behance link.
Typefaces made in 2002: Disco (prismatic), Lakmus, Valimo, FUTU, Test1, Foton Torpedo, Cheaptype, Personal Computer, Copycut, Unicode 0024, HKI Metro, HKI NightLife, Digital Kauno, Fenotravels (dingbats), Tivoli, Kosmonaut, 10124, JouluFonttiFenotype, Testi, 1laitos, 1120, 0629 (2002, a kitchen tile font), 0927, 0210, FTdingsprevi, Fenotypedings#lego3, Genotype, NeoPangaia, NeoPangaia 2, Nipponblocks, Pectopah, Personalcomputer, Pouttu, Samarin (2002, athletic lettering), Unicode0024, URALphat, URALthin, URAL, URAL3d (all Latin/Cyrillic fonts with incomplete punctuation though), Automania (multiline), Copycut, Halo, 222_2003, Tantor, Letters, Rikos, Lastu, ThreeTheHardWay, Bukkake, Halo. Emil's brother Erik designed Neon (paperclip face), Mama and Mama Round (paperclip faces). In private email, he calls himself Carl. The foundry evolved from 2theleft.
Fonts made in 2003: Military Dingbats, 08 02 03 Fenotype, Projectsfenotype, Rock-it.
Fonts made in 2004: Scandinavian Titan white, Scandinavian Titan, Acid Test 2, Acid Test (texture faces), 080203, Letters11, Linja, Projects, Rock it, Simpletype. Commercial typefaces: Sapluuna, Shortcut, Transeuro-Express, Omega-Uros, Fenotype Dings, Military Dingbats, Nippon Noodle. Typefaces made in 2004: Kolari, Kolari Light, FTfaces, Twisted Ontogenesis. Alternate URL.
In 2005: RoundAbout, Nihilist Philosophy, Boogie Monster, Chunky Hunk (Western), Diy Typeface (kitchen tile style), Futuretro (stencil-like), 3TheHardWayOverrun, Pedant Dilettante, FT Rosecube, FT Blockbuster, 3TheHardWayRMX, Adios Gringo (Western face), Helsingfurt (3d oil glow face), Cream Soda (liquid), Thashed Paper Bag, Big Medium.
In 2006: Rock It Deluxe (grunge), Cassette (dingbats), Kings Garden (Japanese trees as dingbats).
MyFonts link, opened in 2009, where one can buy 080203, 3 The Hard Way Overrun, 3 The Hard Way RMX, Adios Gringo, Depth Charge, FT Helsingfurt, FT Roundabout, FT Scandinavian Titan, FT Twisted Ontogenesis, Ice Cream Soda, Kings Garden, Kolari, Nihilist Philosophy, Old Note, Rock It, November Script, and Majestic Mishmash (ransom note caps), Digital Kauno (2002, upright script), 10.12, EB Vintage Future, Fenotype Dingbats, FT Forest, FT Funghis, FT Military Dingbats, FT Weapon of Choice, Motel Xenia, URAL, Valima.
Additions in 2010: Linguine (connected script), FT Telegraph (slab serif), FT Brush, FT Industry Machine, FT Giorgio, Killer Elephant (signage), FT Supervisor (retro), FT Dead Mans Diary (scribbly), FT Grandpa Script (grunge calligraphy), FT Stamper (angular lettering), FT Tantor (fat, rounded), FT Bronson (fat display face with mustache dings thrown in), FT Master of Poster (bi-level display face with many ligatures and interlocking letters), FT Hidden Forest (tree dingbats), FT Mammoth (grotesque headline face), Rikos (futuristic), Squarendon Extra Bold (2010, a Clarendon), FT Moonshine Script (a Treefrog style face), Billboard (a hand-printed rounded caps family), EB Bellissimo Display (rounded monoline sans), Malamondo (an all caps display face with a large number of interlocking ligatures), Linja (2002 and 2010, a rounded ultra condensed family), Punavuori (2002 and 2010: a monoline sans family), Signor (2010, a rounded all caps family), Mrs. Lolita (connected script), Funghi Mania (mushroom dingbats), Funghi Mania Script, Darlington (very open upright connected script family), Archipelago (+Caps: an upright connected script), Tower (pieces that enable one to modularly construct towers when stacked; created as a school assignment at the University of Industrial Art&Design Helsinki in 2006), Monster (just as Tower but for monsters), Verna (informal face with ball terminals), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna), Verner (2010, a connected script version of Verna).
Typefaces from 2011: Pepita Script (an upright connected script with small lachrymal terminals), Pepito (its nonconnected version), Barber (upright script family), Banzai Bros (a fat caps-only signage face), Mishka (an upright connected script with tear drop terminals).
In 2012, he created Salamander Script, Taiga (connected upright script), Mercury Script (a set of upright connected script typefaces), Slim Tony (a bubblegum retro signage face) and Mercury Ornaments.
Typefaces from 2013: No. Seven (a successful brushy signage or baseball script), Alek and Alek Ornaments (an upright signage script), Voyage (a vintage script), Barracuda Script (brushy signage face), Bonbon (signage script), Bonbon Ornaments, Scaramouche (a playful connected script).
Todd Adkins' fonts: Shatterfont, Chaotix, AortalHard, CaniptionFit (1996, alternative for Treefrog), LeprocyFace (1996), Mercurial and SuessFont (1996) are free. Mac and PC. They also sell font packages in all formats. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free fonts by the Japanese group called Gaia: Teigay, DaiChalk (handwriting), TimeTrek (blocky MICR font), the handwriting Gaiasian (2001), FudenM, Floydian (scratchy, Treefrog style), the hiragana font REO, the display fonts Daipop, Daiblur, DaiheadB, and the geometric experiment Kackin-01. Virtually no punctuation. Unclear who the designers are: Masako Ibayashi, Daisuke Katayama, Masako Tsuda or Naoki Matsui. Site not updated since 2001.
Nick Cooke is a British type designer based in Otley, West Yorkshire, who has been at it since 1982 as a lettering artist. He founded G-Type in 1999. Nick started as a lettering artist in London in 1982 crafting type by hand for book jackets. His typefaces:
Hung Lan Art Design
Free fonts by Vietnamese cartoon artist Nguyen Hung Lan (b. 1956, HoChiMin City) include the brush and handwriting typefaces VNI-Comicbook, VNI-Matisse, VNI-BriquetNormal, VNI-Disney-Normal, VNI-Diudang, VNI-Nhatban, VNI-Baybuom-Normal, VNI-Truck, VNI-Yahoo, VNI-Thanhcao, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, VNI-Thufap3, VNI-Thufapfan-Normal, VNI-Viettay-Normal, VNI-Butlong, VNI-HLThuphap (Treefrog style face), VNI-Netbut, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Whimsy, VNI-OngDoHL. These faces include some real beauties, such as VNI-HLThuphap, VNI-OngDoHL, VNI-Thufap1, VNI-Thufap2-Normal, and VNI-Thufapfan-Normal.
At the end of 2004, I found these downloadable faces: HLButlatre, HLButlong, HLBrush1BK, HLBrush2BK, HLBrush3BK, HLComicBoom, HLComic2, HLFantasy1, HLFantasy2, HLFantasy3, HLFreewrite, HLGiotmuc, HLHoamy, HLNhenhang, HLSlapstickComic, HLDongian, HLThanhcao, HLThuphap1BK, HLThuphap2BK, HLThuphap3BK, HLThuphap4BK, HLVungchac. Many are extensions and Vietnamizations of existing faces. His fonts are for dual use in Latin and Vietnamese.
Type connoisseurs on a private forum wrote: The 3 Brushes are Ruach, Smudger and Spring. MyFonts (WhatTheFont) didn't give me any match for the other scripts (Butlater, Butlong, Netbutlong and Netco). Nhenhang is Pristina and Thanhcao is Fontdinerdotcom. I didn't find matches for Dongian, Giotmuc and Vungchac. [...] Even Scriptina is in there.
Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (handprinted), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
Further 2011 faces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Dex's Jobs (Treefrog-style typeface), Ptit Coeur d'Amour, Mickey's School (athletic lettering), One Way or Another (a hand-drawn poster typeface), Californian Cars (license plates), Building State Empire, Back on Lime (shadow face), Next Ups (graffiti face), PatchFun (textured face), Railway to Hells.
Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)
Insigne Type Design Studio (est. 2006) is run by Jeremy Dooley, b. Columbia, SC, 1981, who received a masters in graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. He lived in Atlanta, GA, and is now in Knoxville, TN. From 2004-2006, he ran Dooley Type in Greenville, SC. Behance link. Klingspor link. Font squirrel link. MyFonts interview. His fonts:
American type designer at [T-26]. Catalog of Jim Marcus's typefaces: ABS, Acetone, Aeos, Aerator, Airflo, AlbanyTelegram, AlquitoCCCP, Ambex (2004, futuristic, with nice dingbats), Aquabus (2004, multilined, op art), Aquiline (2007), Aquiline Master (renaissance script), Arete-Mono, Aviator, Axiom, BonGuia, CalculusRegular, Carnival, CartographersWheel, Coaxial, Detailles, Django-Bold, Dumaigne, Echoplex, Entelliant UK Bit (2004, dot matrix face), Eraser, Eremaeus (used for the movie Underworld Evolution), EscalidoStreak, FGrooveSeventyNine, FedorovAnglo, FgrooveEighty, GeistBold, Geminix (2004), Generator, Glue, GlueStix, Grenoway, Guerilla Dub (2004), HelterSkelter, HypercellHelix, InAscorbicAcid, InAspartame, InPotassiumCarbonate, InSodiumBenzoate, InXanthumGum, Innocence, IsoOpto-Regular, JuliaBook, Kode, Krane, Kurusu (1994, Japanese dingbats), LaFigura, LassigueDMato (1996, handwriting in the style of Treefrog, 1996), LexigraphA, LexigraphB, LexigraphC, Liefendre, MagyarPosta, Masoch-Dirach, MaxiGroove, Milagro, Montenegro, Octopus84, OctopusCentennial, Opaque (1996, T26, artistic letters!), Oscillator, Pacific, Phlax, PhlaxCyrillic, PolytoneReliant, Prophecy, PulsarGClass, PulsarNClass, QuadChannelTwo, QuadEq, QuadPolyphony, RegalloAPlaya, Registration (1995, a beautiful cross-hair dingbat face), Resbaloso, Retcon-SquareTwentyFiveOblique, RolandTR909, SW7, Scorpio, Seppuku, SerapisCaps, SkreechCaps, TaserRound (pixel font), TempoCCCP, Tempus Gothic (2004), TenkoQualgeist, Thessaly, Tiraso-AndanteThin, Toreador, TruStarImperial, VariatorTwo, Vishido, VoiturePlat, ZavTone, DigitalWaste, IDE, Uniglow, Velocity, Zavtone (2005, fifties style). At Plazm, he published EscalidoGothico (1994), EscalidoStreak (1994).
Exclusive fonts by Joseph M. Pence at Fontasia International: Paranoid Android (1998, grungy), Shoryuken Streetfighter, and Tecmo Rounded Caps, Clive Barker (2005, an inky script face: A cramped, claustrophobic handwritten font based on the chapter and title illustrations from Clive Barker's "Thief of Always.").
In 2013, he published Mad Somnambulist: Mad Somnambulist is a choppy, abstract script font based on the hand-etched playbills from the stylized Expressionist silent classic, "The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari."
Ascension Day (203) is an intricate handwritten font based on the liner notes of the Talk Talk album "Laughing Stock."
Juha Korhonen (b. 1966, aka Junkohanhero) is a Finnish artist and type designer, who created these free fonts:
Free fonts made by Philippe Dallaire: Aylmer, Greghor II, Happy Customer, Eniloracgty, Kalysterine, Snobjury, Chupa10 (1999, a font in the style of Treefrog made by Dallaire and Konstandina Kalogeridis). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Laurent Savoie (Paint Black Editions) is the French creator of the 3d paint emulation font Paint Black (2009), of the alphading pkSLD (2010), of the ultra grunge faces Jeremiah (2010, after the 1972 Sydney Pollack film Jeremiah Johnson), Outsider (2010), Mika Teuf (2010: done by Tristan Savoie) and Guignol's Band (2010), of the 3d outline face Dead Wallace (2010), OE RMX, OE dans l'O (2009), Yo La Tengo (2009), Anti-Folk PK (2009), PK&Co (2010, brush), Mekano (2010), Do It Yourself (or DIY) (2010), D The Hero (2010, grunge).
Faces from 2011: Monotaure, Shady Lane (3d, hand-printed), The Quick Monkey (ransom note face), Cool Hand PK, Figure Writing (Treefrog-style hand), Black Cobra (fat brush face), PK Cobra (chalk font).
Typefaces from 2013: PK Captain (a wonderful rough army stencil), Burnout (grunge), Fake Smiths, Yo Lobi (hand-printed), Viperine (circle-based sans), Cyclope, Elephant, No Color (counterless), Out of Tune (sketched face), For Winter (speckled grunge font).
Typefaces from 2014: Crystal Lake, Caligula, Bad Caligula (grunge version).
Creator at FontStruct in 2009 of Lobo, and Bat Country, while studying at UWE in Bristol, UK. Bat Country is as an aweseome blotchy hand-printed face, in the style of Treefrog. He explains: I made this for my UWE [note: University of Western England] graphic design first year project "communicating with words". I created this inspired by influences from Ralph Steadman and Jackson Pollock using the concept of inconsistency and randomized mark making with ink. The name is derived from a quote from the book "fear and loathing in Las Vegas". I designed it by firstly creating the text with a pot of ink and the back side of a Biro pen, then from that I drew them by hand onto A4 sheets of graph paper limitating each line to only 4 given angles, then finally transfering that onto FontStruct, wich took roughly 30-40 minutes per letter. [Google] [More] ⦿
London's Letters (was: Kitten's Korner)
London Stokes is a Utah-based designer who made mostly alpha dings. First her pages were called Kitten's Korner, and now they are just London's Letters. A partial font list: Birthday-Balloons, Conradasaur, Cat-Treats, Conrad's-Cows, Christmas-Cardinals, Cuddle-Cats, David's-Ducks, Hound-Dog, Jeremy's-Rigging, LondonBugs, Merry-Go-Round, PokeDex, Ringling-Brothers, Rykers-Pram, Stalking-Kitten, Tin-Soldiers, Toy-Soldier, Ty-Babies, Under-An-Acacia-Tree, Baby Egg, Helpful Hunnybee, Irish Beer, Pill Toad, Pokemon Master, SunshineMoonshine, Christmas Lights, LMS-HeroesAmongTheAshes, LMS-Beach-Wedding, LMS-Beautiful-Butterfly, LMS-Boyton-Alphabet, LMS-Calla-Lily, LMS-Darren's-Delight, LMS-Darren's-Diversion, LMS-Loves-Me, LMS-Tulips, Utah Welcomes The Olympics, LMS-Becca's-Wedding, LMS-Hogle-Zoo-Flutterbys, LMS-Inside-My-Claddah, LMS-Kat's-Cat, LMS-Lazy-Dayz, LMS-Oh-Canada, LMS-Rose, LMS-She-Shells, LMS-Summer-Camp-Love, LMS-Sunflowers-for-Jodie, LMS-Traci's-High-Flying-Hubby, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Baby, LMS-Back-To-School, LMS-Bed-of-Ivy-and-Ribbons, LMS-Bloodsucker-Proxy, LMS-Comedy-of-Tragedies, LMS-Coral-Colt, LMS-Costume-Party, LMS-Friendly-Skys, LMS-God-Save-The-Queen (on the theme of the union jack), LMS-Hippy-Chick (flower power typeface), LMS-I-Wanna-Be-A-Superhero, LMS-Lights,-Camera,-Action, LMS-New-Cheerleader, LMS-Pumpkin-Pal, LMS-School-Spirit, LMS-The-Sorcerer's-Font, LMS-We-Love-To-Fly, Candle Lit, Collections Specialist, Daisy Days, Deck The Font, Everlasting, Festival of Lights, He Filled Both Stockings, Holly Jolly Christmas, Jazz Fan, Jolly Holiday, Let It Snow, Tropical Island Dream, Saint Nick, Snail Mail, You Better Watch Out, You've Got Mail, LMS-Just-A-Little-Pacers-Fan, LMS-Peppermint-Twist, LMS-Survive-Africa, LMS-Survive-The-Island, LMS-Survive-The-Outback, LMS-You-Are-My-Sunshine, LMSTyBears, Canadian Olympic Spirit, Charismatic Care Bears, Picnic Parade, Spring Lily, We're the chipmunks, By The Power of Grayskull, Pretty Baby Pony, Pretty Pony, Zoorific, LMS Zoo and aquarium Life, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Baby, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Font, LMS-A-Berry-Nice-Girl, LMSASnailsPace, LMSAliciasHorses, LMS-America-LSF, LMS-Anniversary-Dinner, LMS-Baby-Egg, LMSBabyHaydensShoes, LMS-Back-To-School, LMS-Beach-Wedding, LMS-Beautiful-Butterfly, LMS-Becca's-Wedding, LMS-Bed-of-Ivy-and-Ribbons, LMSBettyandVeronica (two women posing), LMSBeyondInfinity, LMSBirdWatching, LMS-Birthday-Balloons, LMSPebblesandBamBam, LMSScoobyDoo, LMSScrapPaper, LMSTheTruthIsOutThere, MS Circus Bugs, LMS Cut It Out, LMS Monday Night Football, LMS Paper Work, LMS Pigglet's Prize, LMS Rugrats Need Love Too, LMS Bloody Brujah (Treefrog-lookalike).
Magpie Paper Works
The following fonts were produced in 2012: Vermandois (a great irregular vintage penman's hand, accompanied by Vermandois Splatter), Saltpetre (grungy medieval outline face), Plinth (architectural typeface), Mignonette, Jacob Riley, Ghouligoo, Cerise (curly hand), Sullivan, Saissant (Treefrog style), Campland.
In 2013, she made the upright calligraphic script face Ahra and the children's script face Mirabelle (not to be confused wit an earlier typeface called Mirabelle by Alessandro Colizzi, or the 1926 Mirabelle typeface by Wagner&Schmidt). Ondise (2013) and Dasha (2013) are other decorative scripts in the mould of Emily Lime's Bombshell Pro.
Michael Bulgrin runs art&DESIGN in Berlin.
German designer of the free fonts Adelphi Broken and Adelphi Plain (2001, pixel face). See also here and here. Other free fonts include Subotnik, Institut (a Treefrog-style brush face), Tresor Eins (techno face), and Taigatrust (grunge).
Free font designer in Germany. His production, which is divided over two foundries, one called Akut, and one called Typism, is as follows: Arthur-Regular, Attila-Regular, Attila-ShadowRegular, Ernst-Regular (old typewriter), Ernst-RegularBackg, Gustav-Black, Heiko-Normal (futuristic), Hektor-Bold, Hektor-Light, Hektor-Regular, Ilse-Normal (irregular hand), Kolja-Black, Ringo-Heavy, Ronny-Normal, Sancho-Bold, Sancho-Regular, Typos-Regular (dingbats), Ute-Regular.
San Francisco-based creator of the charming ink splatter logotype Colaito (2013).
Nguyen Hung Lan
Athens-based Greek typefoundry started in 1999-2001 by Panos Vassiliou. Their fonts cover Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. Panos Vassiliou has conducted numerous seminars for Canadian companies such as Bank of Nova Scotia, Royal Bank and Sony Canada. He graduated from the University of Toronto/Canada, where he studied Applied Science and Engineering. He has been Creative Director for the Canadian design firm AdHaus, former Publisher of the monthly magazine DNA (Greece) and Secretary-General for the Hellenic Canadian Congress (Ontario, Canada). He has been designing typefaces since 1993, including commercial fonts as well as commissions from Vodafone, Nestlé, Ikea and National Geographic. He started Parachute in 1999 setting the base for a typeface library that reflected the works of some of the best contemporary Greek designers, as well as creatives around the world obsessed with type.
Other type designers at Parachute include Kanella Arapoglou, Alexandros Papalexis, Dimitris Foussekis, Aggeliki Skandalelli, Helen Gabara, Babis Touglis, Vangelis Karageorgos, George Toumbalis, Eva Karapidaki, Charis Tsevis, Pavlos Levendellis, Panos Vassiliou, and George Lygas.
At Granshan 2010, Vassiliou won Second Prize in the Greek text face category for PF Encore Sans POro, and First and Second Prizes in the display typeface category for PF Regal Pro and PF Champion Script Pro, respectively. Typefaces:
Their type blog is called Upscale typography.
New foundry, est. 2005. Corey Godbey (b. 1983, Greenville, SC) codesigned a Treefrog-style script with Jeremy Dooley (of Dooley Type) called Blue Goblet (2005). In 2008, he added Blue Goblet Ornaments, and in 2009, Blue Goblet Florals and Blue Goblet Eblems, and in 2010, Blue Goblet Frames and Vignettes #2. Still with Dooley, he codesigned the informal Blue Goblet Serif family in 2011. Blue Goblet Christmas Ornaments followed in 2011. Blue Goblet Drawn was completed in 2013. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lazar Dimitrijevic, who set up the foundry Posterizer KG, was born in 1981 in Bajina Basta, Serbia, and lives in Kragujevac, Serbia. He obtained a Master of Graphic Design from the Department of Graphic Design, FILUM Kragujevac, Serbia. Presently, he is art director at Design Studio BOX.
His first font, Art Decor (2009), is a brush face in the style of Treefrog. Koma Latin (2009) is a roughly outlined script face. Bajka (2010) is a Baskerville family (Latin, Cyrillic, dingbats, ornamental caps) made for children's fairy tale books. Scarface (2010) is a sublime scratchy hand ideal for torture movies. Kaligraf Latin (2010) is a rough-edged calligraphic face.
In 2012, he published Collage BB (hand-drawn didone), the heavy Egyptian typeface Posterizer KG at DizajnDesign. This font was created for Celebration of 5 years anniversary of Design Studio Box from the city of Kragujevac (KG), the industrial city of Serbia. Posterizer KG (+Rounded) contains all the Latin and Cyrillic glyphs. Posterizer KG Inline and Posterizer KG Rough (a letterpress emulation version) were added in 2013.
Still in 2012, he designed the ink splatter typeface Oops, and the calligraphic typefaces Cal Humanistic Cursive (a renaming of Cal Humanist Corsiva, posibly under pressure from Monotype), Cal Humanist Minuscule and Cal Humanist Corsiva.
He also creates stunning calligraphic works.
Typefaces from 2013: Posterizer KG Sketch, Cal Expressive, Cal Bakerly (calligraphic script in the style of Arthur Baker), Cal Cursive Roman, Cal Rustic Black, Cal Neuland Bold (after the German expressionist typeface Neuland by Rudolf Koch), Cal Gothic Bastard, Cal Gothic Fraktur, Cal Fraktur Modern, Cal Rotunda, Cal Gothic Textura, Cal Carolingian Minuscule, Cal Carolingian Gothic, Cal Insular Minuscule, Cal Insular Majuscule, Cal Beneventan Minuscule.
Ingo Preuss studied art at HBK Dresden (1976-1980) and graphic design from 1984-1989. In 1989, Ingo Preuss launched Cubus, a graphic design studio. Since then he also does freelance type design and illustration. Preusstype (est. 2003 in Dossenheim, and now Ladenburg, Germany) is his present foundry. His fonts, in chronological order:
Celebrated British illustrator whose ink blot stytle of writing can be seen on all his drawings. Several typefaces are based on this style. These include Bat Country (2009, by Loboarches), Deadman (and Deadman Blotting and Deadman Squirting) (2010, by Christoph Seiler), Steadmanesque (2003, by Foxx Nolte), and Collateral Damage (1998, Chris Hunt). [Google] [More] ⦿
Redruth's Basement Software
Tom Redruth is the American designer of Black Sam's Gold, based on handwritten characters from a map reprinted in the NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC (vol. 195 no. 5; May 1999). Looks like treasure map writing. He designed Fountain Pen Frenzy in 2001 [compare with Treefrog]. This font was used on the cover of an album by Belle Monroe&her Brewglass Boys. Other faces include Bellamy's-Mapbats, Whydah-Heck-Poker, and the old typewriter face Carpal Tunnel (2003, based on a Remington typewriter). Finally, he made the Tolkien rune faces Tengwar-Teleri (2003) and Tengwar Marzabul (2002). Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Morelia, Mexico-based designer. Dafont link. He created the experimental faces Drop (2011), .40 (2010) and the high-contrast display face Typocalli (2010). In 2011, he published the free Treefrog-style hand-printed face Watermark, which as inspired by the handwriting for Enya's CD cover for "Watermark". [Google] [More] ⦿
Robert J. Howell
Robert J Howell Productions (RJH Productions)
Robert J. Howell at RJH Productions made the following fonts:
Robert Howell works in the TV and movie industries: As creative director of Paramount Digital Design, Robert created title sequences for film and television and designed and directed live-action spots for Mattel, Star Trek Voyager, Instant Replay Sports and Komu Japan. At H Design, Robert designed main titles for MTV and art directed the 2002 broadcast graphics package for National Geographic Channel International. For the CBS show CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, he designed episodes of enhanced television which were nominated for an Interactive Emmy Award. He recently completed the broadcast package for Fox's surf/skate television show 54321. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the scratchy hand Saji Johnny Kundukulam (2010), Wall painting (2012, mosaic tile face), New York (2012, neon look face), Soak (2011-2012, a textured face), Revolution (2012, a grotesk headline typeface), Revolution II (2012), Builder (2011, pixel face), Cheese Pizza (2011, a caps face with runny joints), Bark (2011, texture face), Radar (2011, roundish face), Richmond (2011, dadaist), Ginger 2971 (2011, grungy), Saint (2011), Who Am I (2011, grungy), Dam (2012, an organic caps face), Mercury (2012, liquid look face), Muddy Tyres (2012), Dodge (2011), Moulded Saji (2011), Nibiru (2011, grunge), ECG Saji (2010), DRAGONFLY Saji (2011, Treefrog-style face), Trash (2011, grunhge), New York (2011, grunge), FACE Saji (2011, scanbats), Save Our Souls Saji (2011), Truck Driver (2011), Dragon (2011, grunge), and Wired Saji (2010).
New York City-based designer of the school project Inverse (2013). Free (if you ask) at Friday Fonts, the Parsons school project web site. She writes: Perfection is not the sole definition of beauty. Imperfection is beauty as well. Influenced by the entangled thread on the backside of a piece of fabric, Inverse seeks to appreciate that which generally goes unseen. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tatevik Aghababyan is an Armenian designer who lives and works in Frankfurt, where she is the main person at the studio Tatssachen. She designed these faces: Fedra Sans Armenian (with Peter Bilak; Third Prize at Granshan 2010 for Armenian text types), Elien (an experiental modular family), Glueziffer (2010; a Treefrog-style scratchy hand family), Arpi (2007; sans Armenian unicode face). Elien (2009, 26plus) is a monospace face inspired by bike chains and dot matrix ideas. [Google] [More] ⦿
Thaddeus Ted Szumilas
Thaddeus Typographic Center
Thaddeus "Ted" Szumilas was born in Poland in 1951. In 1966 he emigrated to the United States where he attended Haaren H.S. and Parsons School of Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Practical experiences at Lubalin, Smith&Carnase Design Studio and with John Pistilli at Sudler&Hennessey ad agency prepared him for the real world of typographic design. He did book jackets, packaging, corporate identity, entertainment and TV. Here is one of his early typefaces. Thaddeus has been teaching the curriculum of basic and advanced typography at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, New York, from 1998-2008. Designer of the medieval script family Ovidius Script (2001, FontHaus; in Light, Demi and Bold weights; also known as TS Ovidius), Sans Original, On The Line (2008, great calligraphic grunge), Singles Bar (2008, display sans), Wind Factor (more calligraphic grunge), Agitas Gallery (2008, blackletter), Big New Sign (2008), Breslau City (2008), Daily Fix (2008), Deltona (2008), Nigerian King (2008, avant garde face), Stigmal (2008, African theme), Amerigraf (2009), Election (2009, medieval with a rough outline), Gillateg (2009, grungy outline), Wackoface (grungy like Treefrog), Taliography (2009, another script with a rough outline).
Three Islands Press (was: The Type Quarry)
Brian Willson (b. 1951, New Haven, CT), grew up in Austin, TX, and obtained a degree in radio, TV and film from the University of Texas in 1979. Since 1980, Willson has lived in coastal Maine, where for 15 years he worked as a writer and journalist, in both broadcast and print media, and was managing editor of National Fisherman magazine for one year. In the mid 1990s, he left the magazine business to devote his full time to Three Islands Press (3IP), a digital design and publishing company he founded in Rockland in 1989. He has been designing type since 1993. Three Islands Press (or 3IP, or The Type Quarry) used to offer 10 dollar shareware fonts. They went commercial and are now located in Rockland, ME. 3IP Type Foundry also enjoys the contributions of type designers Patricia Lillie and Lars Bergquist. Their fonts:
In 1999, a gang of people including Graham Meade, upset with the font policing efforts of Three Islands Press, made Bush Toad, which looks like (but is different from) their Treefrog. Bush Toad is traveling the internet waves, and may be found in various places. There are also Rave Party Poster, ChocolatFromHelvetica (2002), HeilVertica, Nightmare in Blend Mode, and the Feldicouth family (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Tolstrup Pryds Graphics
Tolstrup Pryds Graphics is a Brabrand, Denmark-based graphic design studio run by Lars Pryds (b. Kolding, Denmark, 1962) and Lisbeth Tolstrup. Lars is the designer of a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II. He also made the beautiful handwriting font family Tolle One (2001, available from MyFonts) and TPGFaceFont and TPGDontBlurry, a grunge font. TPG Katalog (2011) is a grungy stencil face.
Type Sailor is David Espinosa (born in 1986) who lives in Bogotá. He graduated from the Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano as graphic designer and advertiser.
He designed these typefaces:
He says that his inspiration comes from the female form, which always has been associated with classic typography.
Design studio in Toronto. Run by Vlad Rudakov (b. 1988, Russia), it started selling fonts in 2010 via MyFonts. Its first font is the Treefrog-genre face Reading Frequency (2010). In 2013, Vlad published the plump counterless typeface Donut.
Max Infeld (b. 1981, aka Xerographer Fonts) from Chico, CA, makes free fonts and offers a free font making service. He surged onto the font scene in 2012.
Creations in 2012: Perspect (3d face), Nuevo Stencil, Dingus, Dirty Serif, Skinny Serif, Batt Marber, Hollavetica (2012, grunge), Stick Tickle, Carve Your Table (20120, Stripe Fest (2012, 3d, handprinted), Craycray For You, Feed The Bears, Yummy Nubs, Yum Nub Extended, Sleeping in Lecture (2012, informal 3d face), Zombie Checklist (2012, handprinted), Lisas First Class (2012, handprinted), Stick Four, Two Stick, Spacetime, Drunk Tattoo, Bantum Caps (2012, hand-printed stencil face), Funny Zebra, Sick Future (2012, grungy), Fuzzy Handcuffs, Black Spiral, Happy Caps, Come Party, Hellawood, Chronic Gothic, Ice Cream Party, Grassevent (2012, texture face), Electrical (2012, letters cracked by lightning), Rockster, Strungout, Bubbletea (2012, bubblegum font), Yumernub, Nighthour, Pointy, Simplehand, Linerstencil, Stickchop, Tapetype, Rolling Deep (2012, based on arcs of circles), Pony Rides, Bambu, Stolen Script, Secret Sauce, Eighties, Negative, Turds, Identify (2012, a fingerprint font), Another Party, Mighty Roping, Copy Stand, Cloudstorm, Teardrops, Friends Forever, Delicious Applepie (texture face), Crackvetica, Stormtime (grungified face), Therp (2012: 3d face), Spookies, Freeline (3d engraved face), Super Serious, Robot Shadow (2012: 3d face), Great Arrows, Great Shadow (2012: textured face), Alien Fur, Graffical, Bent Out, Splatish, Seamonster, Thirds Hand (2012: 3d outline face), Particle Physics, Poster Script (2012: rough script), Badazzle (2012, texture face), Serifvetica, Make Impact (2012, a 3d headline typeface), Stenciltration, Naughty Pipe, Qrurl, FunHaus, Flame Time, Steller Script, Summer Festival (2012, grungy caps), Major Earthquake (2012, grungy outline text face), Hot Sweat (2012, texture face), Metal Crime (2012, a cracked marble typeface), Summer Blacktop, Great Farmer, an angular typeface, Lucky Scratcher, Future Moon (textured face), Shatter Web (2012, a glaz krak face), Power Play (2012, another glaz krak face), Magic Crystal (2012, yet another glaz krak typeface), Rough Cut, Rock Harder (2012, texture face), Shred Hard, Clock Work, Major Veins, Paint Scratch, Break Away, Quick Comic, Summer Scriptastic, Absolute Money, Brush Sand, Playhouse, Pleasure Wash, Meat Market (dripping blood font), Paper Folder, Scratchingly, Fresh Sticks, FunTrucks, Quick Rodeo, Poster Bold, Open Bars (horizontal stripes), Outline Twelve, Spot Event (grungy outline face), Final Slash (textured typeface), Munchies, Meltasstic, Some Bubbles, French Sugar (very curly script), Cream Cone, Zap Deal, Crack Snacks, High Method, Crack Bars, Wall Fresh, Star Wonder, CurlyQue, Summer Script, Happy Lines, Just Marker, Solid Marker, Straight Hand, Wurm Fun, Rave Time (sketched face), Graff Caps, Erect Angle (outlined and hand-printed), Circle Caps, Story Time, Upper Side, Lower Side, Tech Haus (sketched), Boneyard, Status Update, Eigth Grade (sic), Table Shank, Serial Lover, Freaky Night (blood drip font), Future Girlfriend, Summer Scare, Faster Stronger, Smoking Cracks (texture face), After School, Cutting Edge, Animal Cracker, Sticky Mad, Comic Chub, Right Way, RockLess, CleanFade, Exploded Capital, Size Matters, EightBite, Extra Dimension, Cap Scratched, FanCom, Optic Nerd, Spooky Stencil, Five Dozen, Great Mix, LowCase, Swirl Insertion, Lube Splash, Organic Vines, Fall Greetings, Plant Type, Fast Brush, Hair Bows, Limo Caps, Bold Shake, Path Check, PopCap, Angle Stroke, Scratch Point, China Town (oriental simulation), Gunky Ick, Super Fade (textured), Practical Script, Delicious Outline, Fourth Dimension, College Scribble (sketch font), Dirty Western, Freeky Typewriter, Creature Builder, Bang Time (a rough brush), Fall Harvest (sketch face), EuroParty, Fire Proof, Eye Scare, Empire Caps, Pleasure Castle (a great barbed face), Scribble Time (sketched font), Star Rising (poster font), Dottline, Euro Horror, Metal Show (metal band font), Fantastic Sunset, Toxic Waste, Alien Waffle (textured face), Rewind Forward, Stitchy Times, Snug Bum, Star Fishy, Ghost Clouds, Epic Slash, Childs Persprective, Thin Fine, Metal Event (chiseled face), Tight Box, Saber Husk, Major Scare, Terminal Event, Pirates Bay, Wicked Cockney, Great Splunk, Diamond Cut, Treehause Horror, Indie hand, Sweet Revenge, Chronical Script, Peaceful Violence, Basic Header, Hand Work, Ninja Turtle, AquaColor, Furry Sack, Mad Style, Alien Dot, Dirty Feature, Wine Basement (connected script), Pen War (scratchy script), Angelina, Skate Around, Wide Thin (brush face), Frisky Vampire, SuperBling, Chronic Harvest, Fur Handcuffs, Darth Fader (textured face), House Rave, Snow Frosting, Post News, Straight Baller (white on black poster face), Heavy Weight, Angry Nerds (brush face), Future Style (hand-printed 3d face), Liner34, Tweak Diner, Frosty Holiday, Zap Control, Kids Outline, Shock Treatment, Flesh Digster, Shredding Harder (grungy scratchy typeface), Metal Chakra (barbed wire face), Childs Funtime, Super Cut, Holy Scriptacular, Tangent Print, Chung Flew, Lucky Money, Oven Bread, Soda crack, Quick Dirty, Victory Cut, College Dropout (athletic lettering), Comic Shadow, Mystery Forest (sketched), Code Danger, Slash King, Phat Rave (sketched), Tiger Tails, Major Rules, Cloud Home, Flower Header (floriated caps), Tiny Friends, Tasty Sundae, Leaking Type, Saturday Evening, Agenda Clash, Tripple Dots, Plain Handline, Cutefold, Gift Exchange, Reaganald Script, Broadway Event (marquee face), Gotfaded (textured face), Disco Rush, Some Lines, Inside Flower, Scratch This, Alien Sweater (stitch font), Fantom Bantum, Stripe Fun, Thrift Store, Legit Outline, Country Gold, Chrome Fancy, Barnyard Massacre (Treefrog style), Holiday Event, Art Times, Flesh Shop, Heart Baller, Free Kittenz, CreamPuff, Outline Around, Quivering Noodle, Rocking Lines, Tugboat, Comic Bubble, Hand Shadow, Sans College, Winter Ice, Cutout Poster, Woodblock Cutter, Handy Stencil, Dirty Cursive.
The following typefaces were designed by Matt Barber: Gateway Drug (2013), Crankdeal (2012, a hand-printed poster face), Mad Caps, Third Leg (multiline typeface), Late Nights, Sewn Tight (2012, stitch font), Black Widow (2012).
The following typefaces were codesigned with Dylan Tellesen in 2012: Dingleberry (+Solid), Threed, Brushingtons, Excellent Stencil, Handrelief, Partyline, Basic Chrome, Spot Lights, Big Spit, Code Bars, Color Blind, Skullvetica, Diamond Plate, Blambu, Hounds, Knity (texture face), Eightballer, Another Line (a basic straight-edged monoline sans), Rocking Poster, Robotic Revolution, Organic Nature, Underground Event, Surf Shack, Greater Shadow, Razor Slice, Big Print (textured face), Scripty Caps.
Typefaces made in 2013: Fresh Maker, Lucky Dogs, Quickly Write, Gourmet King (glaz krak font), Austin Lights, Pony Maker, Crystal House (grunge), Secret Event (textured face), Indian Tiger, Great Camp, Cowboy Would, Western Racing, Stripe Attack (textured font), Art Bang (grunge), Quick Scratch, Cold Brew, Fresh Twist, Nine Eight, Going Fast, Mega Riches, Taste Bomb (textured face), Brighten Days, Supergraf (a brushy graffiti face), Last Hand, Spring Ninja (brush face), Circuit City, Global Village, Yard Gnome, Lite Hand, Metal Block (Zero, Two, Three: scanbats), Indie Rock, Ancient Story, Super Drag, Slight Rocking, Over Scribble, Quickly Caps, Crack Deco, Victory Time (faded formal script), Futuristic Outline, Another Student, More Party, Brush Grunge, Zipper Fries, Diamond Lux, Splatter Funtime, Durh Shapes, Frosty Winter, Whole Space, BlockWood, Soda Water, Magic Scribble, Seaming Stitchy, Thrash Party, Line Fever, Great Bush, Right Price, Tight Carve, American Freedom, Jimbos Print, Quick Cut (faded face), Super Cracks (glaz krak face), More Party, Half Faded (textured face), Charcoal Script, Future Lines, Dot Outline, Half Tones, Shady Walk, Quick Slash, School Notes (sketched face), Block Party, Wonderful Party, Heart Stripe, Heart Beat, Heart Hole, Paint Balls, Golden Lights, Spring Party (texture face), Shockvetica (glaz krak face), Safe Paper, Sword Fighting, Camo Wear (textured face), Disco Night (art deco), Reverse Frick, Scratchy Fun (sketched), Fun Origami, Special Exit, Kid Print, an old typewriter collection (Dirty Olympia, Sterling Keys, SuperKeys, Quiet Type, Hermes Rocket, Double Studio, Light Fingers), Designer Pixels, Beauty Salon (Treefrog script), Headshot, Mega Bone, Fantastic Habits, Fridge Letters (textured), Kids Blocks (scanbats), Theater Event (grunge), Circle Pixels, Taste Bomb, Kite High, Run Away (3d) Dirty Coal (brushy), Dot Sticks, Twerk Fifty, Dance Lights (textured), Steam Rose (textured), Donkey Punch, Fold Line (origami), Tiger Nuts (textured), Fun Bear, Standard Header (letterpress, 3d), Marble Wasteland, Bender Lines, Magical Springtime, Open Hatch (hand-printed), Retro Tastic, Space Zombie (hand-printed), Mad Triangle (textured typeface), Sweaty Party (a fun sketched typeface), Freaky Manor (gothic typeface), Special Brand (texture face), Western Clown, Company Problem, Derp Icons, Pixel Hour (textured face), Basic Scratch, Indie Sellout, Next Level (textured face), Third Rail (grunge), Real Trap (athletic lettering), Bang Party, Title Solution (textured face), Special Third (textured face), Deal Maker (textured typeface), Liquor Bank (3d), Electrical Neue, Eighties Locker (grunge), Visual magnets (textured typeface), Final Relief (textured), Comic Tans, Bright Headline (hand-printed), Tiger Bawl, Cut Away (cutout letters), Kings Castle (textured face), Southern Riots (grunge), Slick Wave (textured face), Smash Break (texture face), Thin Simple, Super Rocket, Kids Game, Eighties Shades, Melt Factory, Pirate Zombie (grunge), Doktor Scratch, Mix Tape (textured face), City Tags, Gotcha (3d face), Wild Scratch (textured), Inter Fade (textured), Urban Labels (textured), Hot Tropics, Quantum Pixel (grungy), Minus Plus, Lower Scratch, Flying High, Broken Mustangs (script), Byte Shades (textured), Bolt Light (textured), Just Quick, Hotrocks, Total Event, Racing Flow, Energy Drink (textured), Inside Box (a wonderful metal-look textured typeface), Heat Wave (a wide poster face), Great Miami (arched typeface), Disco Midnight, Clean Scratch, Vegas Nights (textured and smudgy), Pirate Disco, Swift Chops, Zero Hype, Dot Tricks (grungy), Shaken (glaz krak font), Great Points (textured), High Level (textured), Break Time (textured), Circus Party, Crash Site (glaz krak face), Lower Resolution, Fifty Hours (script), For Sale (script), Broken Fixed (script), Hieroglyph Licks, Think Plan, Fancy Shadow, Forwards Backwards, High Sales, Slash Thirty (blood drip face), Universal Freaky, Event Shark, Bone King, Sharking, Magnetic, Paper Shreads, Summer Watermelon, Bubble Yums, Crazy Eyes, Danger Waffles (textured face), Early Scare, Farm Barns, Freckle Jackson, Greater Sales, Indian Summer, Mixed Thirty, Positive Warp, Reasonable Speculation, School Party, Scratching Matters, Lemonade Summer, High Style (textured face), Biology, Aweseome Style, Box Lines, Cloud Ahead, Going Around, Hot Flash, Major Stripe (sketched face), Pixel Draw, Summer Fire, SuperTack, Sure Real (Treefrog style), Totally Straight, Mega Gothic, Basic Hand, Chief Scare, Plain Slice, Sail Away, Gone Away, Chubby Muffin, Crack King, Dirty Jobs, Paris Label, Phone Home, Kids Party, Zombie Stitch, Moden Post, Rock Bait (Treefrog style script), Tent Sale (brush face), Event Maker, Quantum Ants, Cheap Horror, Extra String, Scratch Times, Snorkel Whisp, Dirty Looks, Bould, Window Crash (glaz krak face), California Harvest, Twerking Nasty, College Movie, Easy Horror, Brush Some, Autumn Two, Season Fourteen, Always Never, Fresh Bone, Scare Camp, Twinkle Fingers, Dirty Bandit, Metal Clash, Simple Folks, Sunrise Disco, Danger Zone, Swift Break, Dusty Salmon (textured face), Urban Poster, Tasty Drips (dripping paint font), HardLine (3d font), Technophilia, Zombie State, Come Inside, Popular Invite, Tough Horror, Wonderful Phonograph, Zombie Scratch, Thunder Crack, Fresh Riot, Metal Atlas, Grunge Shack, Gif Wrap, Punk Inside, Disco Break, Quantum Future, Major Black (textured), Stone Bird, Fantastic Party, Quick Money, Fast Time, Hecka Grunge, Electric Night, Tasty Swirl, Helping Stranger, Radical Llamas, Real Gold, Double Shadow, Space Cats, Space Fight, Furious Racing (textured typeface), Snow Flakes, Solid Event, First Place, Total Shock, Hairy Fun, Cats String, Dragons Breath, Stripe Disco, College Bytes, Late Club, Road Skin (textured), City Heights (textured), Easy Bricks, Insert Fun, Grunge Kids (textured), Solid Brand, Winter Decor (snow crystal font), Doctor Meow, Real Fast, Major Sketchy, Easy Romance, Globtastic, Noses, Strike King, Salty Would, First Contact, Extra Zero, Space Bang, First Avenue, Dirty Shocker, Delicious Candy, Drop Inside.
Typefaces from 2014: Megaphilia, Late Drank, Atlas Grunge, Right Track (textured), Square Deal, Great Party, Next Wave, Doges Walk, Dirty Locals, Boulder Scare, Clean Easy, Come Around, Fresh Holiday, Half Light (a condensed brush face), Light Curls, Lower Case, Magic Beauty, Much Funky, Plain Lines, Ten Fresh, Simply Fresh, Windy Metro, Play Along, East City (textured), Bernal Heights (grunge), Metalblock Delta (textured), French Disco (textured), City Magic (textured), Thunder Head, Lucky Diamonds, Great Storm, Neon Taste (textured), Night Hawk, Trap Music 9a sketched typeface), Close Race, Major Label, Fresh Track (an all-caps brush typeface), Jack Trades, Cut Blox.
YipYop offers free and commercial fonts by designer and illustrator Mike Langlie, who specializes in playful and even grungy type. Free: Spandy (pixel font), Sparky (pixel font), Foofah. Commercial fonts designed in 1998-1999: Chicken Parts (at Garage), Mongo (at T-26), Rezin (handwriting à la Treefrog, T-26), Sidewalk (T-26).