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Type design in Turkey
Born in 1945 in Kayseri, Turkey, Abdullah Tasci entered the Fine Arts Academy in 1967 and graduated from the Graphic Department in 1972. In 1982 he became Assistant Professor at Mimar Sinan University, and retired in 2000. In retirement, he designed font families such as Tasci Kursiv (2000, calligraphic), Tasci Kufi, Tasci Calligraphy and Nokta. Kufiz (2000, Latin) was influenced by the engravings of the Ottoman art and Rumi ornamentations. Tasci Kufi (2009) is constructivist. In 2010, he created the Tasci Sans, Serif and Tasci Condensed families. Tascinorm was published in 2014.
Turkish type designer (b. 1964) in Izmir who sells through MyFonts. He graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989.
In 2011, Ahmet created the art deco chic family Turquoise, the techno sans family Altuna Sans, the semi-hand-printed Shirin, and the organic and elliptical monoline sans family Deria Sans. Sterk (2011) is a legible and open masculine sans family. Glode (2011) is a masculine geometric sans family. Calligra (2011) is an elegant almost calligraphic flared sans. Ephesus (+Shadow) is a caps-only titling sans family. Tillom (2011) is an elegant decorative face. Ondule (2011) is a horizontally-striped texture face. Brounde (2011) is a rounded monoline slab family. Eggy (2011) is a monoline sans display typeface with slightly shaky outlines. Uno (2011) is an organic display face. The dispay sans Veberk (2011) has contrast and style.
Typefaces made in 2012: Halis Grotesque, Uneven (a bold poster typeface family), Ferforje (curly all caps face), Daphne (a hand-drawn all caps poster family), Mancho (a stylish caps only sans family), Cillop (elliptical sans), Typonil (elliptical sans), Omar (squarish poster font), Gulyesa Script (a beautiful informally hand-printed poster typeface), Smyrna (hand-printed poster face).
Typefaces from 2013: Minik (a great hand-drawn typeface with tall ascenders and descenders), Festivo Letters (a popular hand-made layered font system with 19 fonts numbered No1 through No19; see also Festivo LC, 2014, which has new sketches, shadows and ornaments), Halis Rounded, Troia (a flexible sans family).
Typefaces from 2015: Deepika (swashy script), Tropen.
Turkish born Akile Nazli Kaya (b. 1980) is a graduate of the Graphic Design Departmant of Bilkent University in Ankara. Her experience in animation and film studies started in 2005 at Film School Zlin in Czech Republic. Today, she is an animator and film director located in Prague. Behance link.
Alan M. Stanier
Freelance Italian graphic designer in Rome (b. near Piacenza, 1976) who graduated with an M.S. in Industrial Design in 2004 from the Politechnic of Milan with a thesis entitled Ernesto Hemingway: una font tra letteratura e tipografia: a font between literature and typography. In it, he describes his typeface Ernesto Hemingway. At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki, he spoke about that same typeface. He created some fun fonts such as A like Animals (2003, also called A di Animali, an experimental typeface done together with illustrator Anna Donadelli), and 5G (2002, handwriting). He has made custom type such as Guia Script (2006, for Gelati Carte d'Or Algida), Guia Script Greek (2006), Quintag (2002, handwriting), Forno (2004, hand-printed), Dolce (2005, a swift brush typeface for Barilla), Unione (2005, for a bank), Pacioli (2005, for Accademia Editoriale in Rome), Phoebus (custom sailing boat vinyl lettering). In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). Since 2007, he is at the Izmir University of Economics, Izmir, Turkey. PDF file with samples of his fonts. Limerick was designed in 2006 together with Marek Brzozowski. At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Home page. In 2009, Segalini published Hemingway Pro, a commercial 9-style sans display family, available from Red Rooster. Hemingway Deco Initials is free though. Hemingway was inspired by the prize-winning novel The Old Man and the Sea (1952, Ernest Miller Hemingway). Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Student at Mimar Sinan University's Graphic Design Department. Istanbul-based designer of a high-contrast display typeface in 2012.
Ali Yasar Isgoren
Izmir-based art director in Turkey. His type designs include Dantelmax (2007), Divani (2007), Dantelmin (2007) and Giftsirme (2007). They are mostly hand-printed. No downloads. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Alpkan (b. Istanbul) moved abroad and studied graphic design at several art schools such as School of Visual Arts in New York and Rhode Island School of Design in Providence. After finishing college, Alp worked for Poulin+Morris, a New York graphic design studio focusing on environmental design projects. He obtained a Masters in type and media program at KABK.
His graduation work at KABK was Baron or Grand Baron (2011): Baron is a modern display typeface inspired by super-ellipse shaped typefaces by Hermann Zapf such as Melior and Zapf Elliptical. Intended to be used in large sizes, Baron tries to differ from early pointed pen models with its friendly terminals and some asymmetric counters. Baron family consists of Baron Regular, Italic, and Bold.
In 201 at the KABK, he emabarked upon the revival of Silvertype, a 1914 typeface of Sjoerd Hendrik De Roos for The Silver Thistle, a private press in The Netherlands.
Vergi Regular and Vergi Stencil (2010) is a sans family created at RISD for the city of Istanbul.
Typefaces from 2014 include Misket (created in Onur Yazicigil's class at Sabanci University).
Iranian graphic designer who lived in Turkey and is now in Washington Park, WA. He graduated from B.A Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2012, and from the Mirak Fine Art School in Tabriz, Iran, in 2005. He created the pixel typeface Overpixel (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Gozetlik runs Antrepo in Istanbul, Turkey. A digital artist and designer, he created a modular font family aptly named Modul (2008). Behance link. These commercial pixel-based techno families are marketed as Modul 300 dpi (2008) and Modul 72 dpi (2008). In 2009, he made Public Gothic, a free version of New Deal, the custom font used in The Public Enemies made by Jeff Knowles and Neville Brody for this film. Public Gothic is an industrial but also vintage family of free fonts consisting of PB Square, PB Vintage, PB Circular, and PB Federal. Free download here and here. Additional links: Antrepo4, A2591, Video of his TypeCon 2011 presentation.
One of the most dynamic foundries from 2000 until 2003. The "Lab" was run by Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader) and was based in Toronto. It has produced well over 1000 original free fonts, in all formats (type 1, truetype, and opentype, PC and Mac), and nearly all fonts have full character sets. Many have character sets for extended European languages and Cyrillic as well. It was for a few years the only active producer of multiple master fonts. Download site at Typoasis. Original URL, now being reworked. Highlights:
Vendor of Mac and PC fonts for several languages and from a variety of companies. Only commercial stuff for Japanese, Chinese, Russian, Arabic, Hebrew, Persian, Urdu, Tamazight, Turkish, Greek, Indic, Thai, Eastern European, and Korean. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer in Istanbul who studied graphic design at Marmara University. Creator of the rounded organic sans typeface family Primus (2012-2015) and of the basic geometric sans typeface family Genius (2013-2015).
Turkish designer. His page discusses these old Turkic typefaces: Kylych (2014, old Turkic script by Emir Yasin Sari), Orkun (1999, by Erk Yurtsever; adapted by Emir Yasin Sari), Köktürkish (1996, by Tugrul Çavdar), Gokturk (1999, by Yavuz Tanyeri), and Firca (2008, by Gökbey Uluc). [Google] [More] ⦿
Font technology specialist at Linotype, Germany. He was born in Manisa (Turkey) in 1974 and grew up in Marburg (Germany) before moving to Frankfurt in 1994. He studied political science and computer science at the Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität and later at the Fernuniversität Hagen. He joined Linotype as an intern in 2000 before becoming the full time Font Technology Specialist in 2002. At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he spoke about Automation in font production. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik on the topic of web fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
A collection of fonts from Bayer Corp (1995): AlbertusExtraBoldW1, AlbertusMediumW1, AntiqueOliveW1, AntiqueOliveW1Bold, AntiqueOliveW1Italic, AvantGardeBook, AvantGardeBookOblique, AvantGardeDemi, AvantGardeDemiOblique, Bookman, BookmanDemi, BookmanDemiItalic, BookmanItalic, CGOmegaW1, CGOmegaW1Bold, CGOmegaW1BoldItalic, CGOmegaW1Italic, CGTimesW1, CGTimesW1Bold, CGTimesW1BoldItalic, CGTimesW1Italic, CenturySchlbkBold, CenturySchlbkBoldItalic, CenturySchlbkItalic, CenturySchlbkRoman, ClarendonCondensedW1Bold, CoronetW1Italic, GaramondW1Antiqua, GaramondW1Halbfett, GaramondW1Kursiv, GaramondW1KursivHalbfett, Helvetica-Narrow, Helvetica-NarrowBold, Helvetica-NarrowBoldItalic, Helvetica-NarrowItalic, Helvetica, HelveticaBlack, HelveticaBlackOblique, HelveticaBold, HelveticaBoldItalic, HelveticaItalic, HelveticaLight, HelveticaLightOblique, LetterGothicW1, LetterGothicW1Bold, LetterGothicW1Italic, MarigoldW1, PalatinoBold, PalatinoBoldItalic, PalatinoItalic, PalatinoRoman, UniversCondensedW1Bold, UniversCondensedW1BoldItalic, UniversCondensedW1Medium, UniversCondensedW1MediumItalic, UniversW1Bold, UniversW1BoldItalic, UniversW1Medium, UniversW1MediumItalic, ZapfChanceryMediumItalic, ZapfDingbats. See also here. Further fonts are here. Bayer's Courier families for Greek, East-European, Cyrillic, Turkish and Latin. Type 1 collection. All these fonts are in fact part of an old Lexmark printer package. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the pixel typeface Fiery Turk (2008), the slightly eroded black sketchy typeface Matiz (2009), and the grungy outline typeface Kerata (2009). Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
BNF Type Foundry
BNF (or: Brave New Fonts) Type Foundry was established by Dogu Kaya as a collaborative venue for new designers in Istanbul in 2015. Its initial fonts, all free and made by Dogu Kaya, include Five Pixel (2011), Type02 (2015, constructivist), Type03 (2015, constructivist stencil), and Kollektif (2015, a free low-contrast geometric sans).
Dogu Kaya is a graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel (free), Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. In 2015, he created the free geometric sans typeface family Kollektif.
Turkish designer. Behance link.
Istanbul-based graphic and type designer, music writer, radio programmer, DJ, and illustrator. He is currently working as an art director at Manajans/JWT İstanbul. He is also an MA student at Marmara University Institute of Fine Arts (Graphic Design Department). His thesis is about The Typographic Heritage and Signs of Turkish Graphic Design History along the period 1950's-1960's.
Creator of the techno typeface A Wi Fi (2008).
Speaker at ATypI 2012 Hong Kong: Turkish masters of graphic design & typography since the mid 50's.
Cyreal is a type foundry with expertise in both Latin and Cyrillic scripts. Its founders are lecturers at the British Higher School of Art and Design in Moscow. They are
Turkish designer of the pixel typeface Rodchenko 10 (2010), a bitmap revival of its original used by Alexander Rodchenko and other Russian artists during and after Russian revolution. [Google] [More] ⦿
There are several studios in the world called Deep Blue. This one is located in Ankara, Turkey, and offers professional vector format font services. At Graphic River, one can buy some of Deep Blue's fonts. These include Vicasso (2012), Equilibrium (2013). On Behance, we read that the designer is the Torbit Mine, Columbia, Canada-based Kevin Portman. Elsewhere, the designer of Vicasso is identified as Ramzi Abdulbari (Dammam, Saudi Arabia). [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish designer, b. 1989. She created the dingbat faces Aman Neyse (2011), Neden Olmasin (2011) and Istanbul (2011, city outline dings), all made with FontStruct. Anadolu (2011) is an Anatolian culture dingbat face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created these typefaces:
Istanbul-based designer of Ch. Vladica (2014), which was inspired by the name plate of architect Ch. Vladica from İstanbl---it was created during Dilara's studies. Dikara also designed the curly paperclip typeface Naturel (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, b. 1989. She graduated from TED Ankara College in 2006, and obtained a BFA degree in Graphic Design from Bilkent University in 2010. Currently she works for Kraf & Co. Creator of the thin hand-printed poster font Dilem (2014: free download), the bilined sketched Blaze & Radley (2014), and the poster typeface Skip Leg Day (2014).
Designer in Ankara and Stockholm, who created Bourdier (2012), a deconstructed typeface.
Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. 1993, Bandirma) who studied fine arts at Marmara University and set up his own commercial typefoundry in 2014. Creator of the free poster font Bakunin (2014: Regular, Outline, Stencil), which is named after anarchist philosopher Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin.
In 2015, he created the deco typeface A Demetracopulo, named after the architect, and the octagonal typeface Rolanti.
Graphic designer currently studying towards a Masters Degree at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Creator of the octagonal typeface Vorkurs (2012).
Illustrator in Istanbul, who created several hand-drawn typefaces in 2014: Bubblegum, Kayip Parca Caps, Kristalize Caps, Bana Uzaktan Bak (sketched), Hedgehog, Cute Neon. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish graduate from Hacettepe University, FADA, Graphic Design Department, in 1996. He started an MFA in Anadolu University in Eskisehir, where he graduated in 2003. He now works as an instructor there. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on Alphabetical revolution and the effect of Turkish typographic design. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Efe Gürsoy created the great brush script typefaces Fashion (2015, watercolor style), New Royal Italic (2015), Royal (2015), Moonlight (2015), Aqua (2015, a curly watercolor brush face), Vabukle (2015, a connected watercolor brush script), and Gabriel (2015). He also designed the calligraphic typeface Istanbul (2015).
We find his fonts Bedesten Script and Biplo, both designed in 2015, as being designed by Mucahit Gayiran at Mockup Zone, so that either Mucahit Gayiran or Efe Gürsoy or both are aliases.
Elif Karabulut (Eskisehir, Turkey) created a teardrop and ball terminal-laden set of didone caps and called it Ivy Bodoni (2013).
Turkish graphic and type designer, and calligrapher of both Latin and Arabic. He lived from 1913 until 1987. His calligraphy has led to some fine alphabets, including a blackletter and a flared Basque alphabet. Picture.
Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typefaces Kylych (2014) and Orkun. Both are free. His user name is Bitigchi. Fontspace link.
He also lists the Unicode fonts that support old Turkic scripts:
German type designer and graphic designer par excellence, born in 1947 in Stadthagen. He set up MetaDesign in Berlin in 1979. In 1988 he set up FontShop, home of the FontFont collection. He holds an honorary professorship at the Academy of Arts in Bremen, is board member of ATypI and the German Design Council, and president of the ISTD (International Society of Typographic Designers). In July 2000, Erik left MetaDesign Berlin. He now lives and works in Berlin, London and San Francisco, designing publications, complex design systems and more typefaces. He collaborated on the publication of the comprehensive FontBook. Author of Stop Stealing Sheep & Find Out How Type Works (2nd Edition) (Adobe Press, Second Edition, 2002, First Edition, 1993). He taught typography at the Art Academy in Bremen, and is guest-lecturer at several schools around the world.
In October 2003, he received the third Gerrit Noordzij Prize, which is given every other year to a designer who has played an important role in the field of type design and typography. It is an initiative of the postgraduate course in Type&Media at the Hague Royal Academy of Art with the Meermanno Museum (The Hague).
He made the following typefaces and type families:
Picture of Eric Spiekermann shot by Chris Lozos at Typo SF in 2012.
Plenty of Turkish fonts here: CrazyCreaturesBold, CreepyRegular, DavidaBoldBT-Regular, GalleriaPlain, IglooLaser, MilanoLet, PioneerITCbyBT-Regular, TurkmenBodoni, TurkmenCoopertino (1995, Murad Khadjiew), TurkmenDecor, TurkmenHelveticaNormal (1994, Vagif Zeynalov), TurkmenJikharev, TurkmenParkAvenue-Normal (1995, Murad Khadjiew), TurkmenParsek, TurkmenStandardPosterC (1995, Murad Khadjiew), TurkmenTimesNormal (1994, Vagif Zeynalov). [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular faces, a contructivist typeface (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation typeface Alibaba), some geometric sans faces, a hexagonal face (Hexa). Scans: I, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and art director (at TUT Agency) in Istanbul, Turkey, who graduated from Anadolu University in 2007. Behance link. Creator of the experimental display typeface Majmin (2009). [Google] [More] ⦿
Filiz Sahin is an American interactive designer, originally from Istanbul. Her work includes Geogram (2012, an octagonal typeface), Wave Me In (2012, a free wavy EPS-format font), Knit Type (2012, a free stitching font), Stitching Font (2012), Ant Type (2012, another stitching font), Drop Type (2012, a free EPS format ornamental caps face), Spider Type (2012, a modified Helvetica Bold), and a hand-drawn all ornamental caps face (2009). Muscle Type (2012) is a free EPS-format font inspired by bundles of muscles. Sablon (2012) is an organic all-caps type family. Hair Type (2012) consists of strands of hair. Dooooodle Type (2012) are doodled ornamental caps. El Yazi (2012) is a 2d and 3d school script font on EPS format. Cosmo Path (2012) is a free spaceship-inspired EPS vector font. Che's Bone (2012) is a bone-themed typeface. Mood Type (2012, free) is a beautiful EPS-format font that takes inspiration from modern Swedish furniture. Doodleista (2012) is a condensed poster face.
Typefaces from 2013: Look Up (a hand-drawn arrowed poster typeface).
Typefaces from 2014: Mink (free hand-printed font).
Font Empire Font Studio
Graphic designer, b. Kdz. Eregli, Turkey, 1978. Graduate of the D.E.U. Fine Arts Institute who lectures in Yasar University. He set up the Font Empire Font Studio.
Creator of the (free) grungy hand-printed typeface Etasilicon (2013).
FontFabrik was established in 1997 in Berlin by Luc(as) de Groot (b. 1962, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands). He studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag, worked from 1989-1993 as a freelancer at the design bureau Premsela Voonk. From 1993 until 1997, he was with Meta Design in Berlin as typographic director in charge of many corporate design projects. In 1997, he set up his own studio, FontFabrik. Since 2000 his fonts are also sold under the Lucasfonts label. He creates retail and custom fonts, and made his reputation with his humongous font family Thesis. Originally, he published most of his retail fonts with FontFont, but his "FF" fonts were withdrawn from FontFont in 1999, and renamed with LF instead of FF, where LF stands for LucasFonts. Here is a partial list of his fonts:
French designer (b. 1984) who s based in Montelimar. He created the poster typeface It's A Penalty Kick (2012), Paradise Road (2012), the shadow sci-fi typeface Far Away Galaxy (2012), the pixel game font Pixel Invaders (2012), Weltmeister (2012, a fat hand-drawn poster font), Chocolate Hippo (2012, hand-printed), Night Train 382 (2012) and Night Train 315 (2012). This font supports many languages, including for example : Romanian, Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic), Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic), Bulgarian, Russian, Belarussian, Macedonian, Turkish.
In 2012, he created the grungy poster typeface Mezzanine, the condensed pixelish typeface Hauptbahnhof, the grungy In The Streets Of Europe, the techno typeface Platform Eight, Mastodont (in the obese category), the noisy Second-Hand Shop, the grungy Zagreb Underground, the striped game font Press Any Key To Continue, Dusty Matchbox (children's hand), Slaughterhouse (grungy), the pixel typeface Back Label Pixel, Please Hold The Line, Under The Bed (grunge), Refrigerator, I Fink U Freaky (a severe sans), Night Prowler (scary dusty caps face), Six Weeks Ago (texture face), Dimension (3d face), Ernestine, Frenchy (thin face).
Typefaces from 2013: Hostile Headline (textured typeface), Emergency Exit (grunge), Lazy Sunday (shadowed outlined face), Moon of Jupiter (octagonal sci-fi face), Birthmark (grungy and condensed), Ruxandra (scribbly face), Auricom, Arcade Nightmare, Volga (grunge caps), Urban Brigade, Evil Conspiracy (poster fonts, +Shadow), Container (grungy stencil), Peach Milk (paper cut face), Brouhaha (a 3d face).
Typefaces from 2014: Lazing on a Sunny Afternoon, Old School United (athletic lettering family; +Stencil).
Fredrick M. Nader
Spanish language site for various non-Latin language fonts. A sampling: Afus Deg Wfus 2 (for Berber), AlKatib1 (2001, an Arabic typeface by Naseem Amjad), Albanian, Alice_0 (Lao typeface by by Ngakham Southichack), LAOMAY_5 CHAREUNSILP (Lao typeface by by Soupasith Bouahom), Arial AMU (1999, Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), BaltFrutigerLight, BaltHelveticaMedium, BaltNewCenturySchoolbookMedium, BaltOptimaMedium, BaltTiffanyMedium, BaltUniversityMedium, CarloAtor (1997, Arabic family by Timm Erickson, Summer Institute of Linguistics), Caligraf-W, Ciula (1996, a Romanian typeface by Paul Hodor), Cursiv (Romanian), AnlongvillKhek, GabrialAtor (another Arab family by Timm Erickson), Gin, Greek (1993, by Peter J. Gentry&Andrew M. Fountain), HandSign (1993, Sam Wang), HFMassisShantNUnicode (1990-1994, an Armenian unicode typeface by BYTEC Computers and Massis Graphics), HONGKAD (1994, a family by Dr. Hongkad Souvannavong), IsmarBold, IsmarLight, Lakshmi, X000000A (1994, a lao typeface by Sith Bouahom), LAOMAY_2-CHAREUNSILP, Alice3Medium, Alice0Medium, Langagedessignes (1998, by Philippe and François Blondel), NorKirk (1997, a great Armenian typeface by Ruben Tarumian), NovaTempo (for Esperanto), Pazmaveb (for Armenian), ILPRumanianB100 (1996, by Charles J. Coker), Saysettha-Lao, Saysettha-LaoBold, SenzorgaAnhok, Timok, Tribuno, Turn-W, TimesUnicode, ArialAMU, PoliceTypeAPI (for Armenian), Cieszyn-Regular, PoojaNormal, Shibolet (1995, Hebrew), Shree-Ass-0552 (2000, by Modular InfoTech), Tudor-Semi-Lite, Webdunia, TimesNRCzech, TNRLiboriusVII (2001, a fully accented Times typeface by Libor Sztemon), GreatMoravia (2001 Libor Sztemon, Czechia), Johaansi-ye-Peyravi (2001, a full accent blackletter typeface by Libor Sztemon, Czechia), TimesNREuskaraEuransiEsperanto (2001, Libor Sztemon). [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish creator of the hand-printed typeface Furro Script (2012).
Russian type designer, 1901-1972 (d. Moscow). Faces include Bannikovskaya (1946-1951, at Polygrafmash, which was inspired by the Russian Grazhdansky early and mid 18th century typefaces: the digital version is Paratype Bannikova (1999), revived by L. Kuznetsova), Baikonoer (1960-1969) and Kama (1967-1971). Lyubov Kuznetsova at Paratype created Bannikova (1999; Baltic, Central European, Cyrillic, Old Russian, Multilingual, Turkish, Western, Cyrillic Asian), a clean serif text family.
Turkish site run by Gorkem Cetin, with 3MB worth of fonts useful for Turkish. Included are the ghostscript font collection, various Monotype fonts with support for Turkish and Cyrillic (Times-Roman, Arial, Bookman OldStyle), and two fonts by Mustafa Baser, called x_PS and X11_PS. Direct download. [Google] [More] ⦿
Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)
A type designer from Santa Cruz, CA (and now Oakland, CA), Matt Chisholm (Glyphobet; was: mattt's fonts) created mainly handwriting and display fonts. He obtained a BA in Mathematics from UC Santa Cruz. All his fonts were initially free---these included MRPHONE1, MRPHONE2, MRPHONE3, MRPHONE4, MRPHONEAlternates, CheckerHat, EverydayFont (Roland Berger, 1994), Flow (1994, with Roland Berger), JRandomC, KozmicJaggedHands, LEADvilleASTROnautInline, LEADvilleASTROnautSystem (retro futuristic), LettersLaughingDissectionandDestruction, LettersLaughingattheirExecution, LettersLaughingbyQuantizedandCalibrated, Matttschain, Matttsrope, Matttsstring, Matttsthread, Matttswire, OvialCaps (Rutherford Gong, 1996; scanned by Matt Chisholm), Ovial, Pixel, PsychoticElephantHeadline, PsychoticElephantText, RubbingFont (1995, with Susan Wilson, 1995), Shark (a powerful and original roman/blackletter hybrid revised in 2007), SirFigGothick, SwissCheesed, ToBeContinued (Alex Chisholm, 1996), Underlapped, DisorganizedCockroach, Ripple, SerpentKnotform.
In 2010, he set up shop at MyFonts as Glyphobet. His fonts there include the bewitched Zenith (2010), Ljubljana (2010), Haylurker (2010), and the experimental Breuckelen (2010). Anadolu (2010) was inspired by the distinct style of sign lettering in rural Turkey.
Brooklyn, NY-based creator of BAMQ (2013) and Brkln Regular (2013), a set of free fonts that were inspired by the modern minimalist architecture, and have an art deco feel. She also made Bklyn Iconic (2013).
Gülce Baycik (b. 1990, Istanbul) studied visual communication at Sabanci University in Turkey. Today, she designs type from her base in Kodikoy, Istanbul.
Graphic designer based in Mersin, Turkey. His first typeface is Ergono (2013, techno). Other typefaces include Nicomedia (2013, techno), Capsture (2013, sci-fi font) and Olgassys. In 2014, he published the rounded techno font Kilikia., which can be bought here.
Commercial font vendor offering fonts such as Kyrillisch Romance, Polnisch Alpina, Lautschrift Metrik, Altgriechisch, Neugriechisch, Hebraisch, Turkisch Courier, Tschechisch/Slowakisch Romance, Kroatisch Romance, Mergensymbole. Between 90 and 390DM per font. [Google] [More] ⦿
As explained by Ulrich Stiehl, Reichel made the sans serif Barmen for H. Berthold AG in München in 1983. The company renamed it Barmeno in 1990, but went bankrupt in 1993. Berthold Types Ltd snook in under the pretense of being the successor of H. Berthold AG, and trademarked the name Barmeno in the USA. It published Barmeno Pro in 2006. So, Reichel went to FSI and published FF New Barmen (1 and 2) there in 1999. Berthold Types Ltd objected to the name, and forced FSI to change it. Thus, FF New Barmen became FF Sari.
Typefaces by Reichel that are less in the limelight include FF Routes (2001, dingbats) and FF Schmalhans.
During her studies at Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey, Idil Keysan created the hand-drawn typeface Le Parisien (2014, iFontmaker) and the hand-printed typefaces Take It Or Leave It (2014) and Thin Tall (2014). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish graphic designer and painter, b. 1898, Cairo, d. 1986, Istanbul, who was well-known for his posters which were heavily influenced by German Gebrauchsgrafik, and in particular by Ludwig Hohlwein of Munich, a city in which he studied for five years. He is considered by many as the father of modern Turkish graphic design.
Wiki: Ihap Hulusi's father was a well-known architect in Cairo and he wanted his son become a successful diplomat. For this Ihap Hulusi was sent to English schools in Cairo. However, his primary interest was in painting. In the meantime, he took lessons in painting by mail from Germany. In 1920, after graduating from the high school, Ihap Hulusi went to Munich, Germany, and studied painting for five years specializing in illustrations. Following his return, İhap Hulusi's father enrolled him to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Istanbul against his will. So Ihap Hulusi dropped off after a while and devoted himself to commercial graphic art.
He worked for 45 years as a ticket designer for the Turkish State lottery. He designed the bottle labels of various products of the Turkish State Monopoly for 35 years. In addition, he illustrated posters for the famous brands like the British whisky John Haig, Italian Cinzano and Fernet Branca. [Google] [More] ⦿
German company that sells 9999 fonts on a CD for 229 USD. One can download 20 fonts for free, as a teaser. The company is run by Martin Kotulla, owner of Softmaker, who also made the MegaFont CD. Many (most?) fonts are licensed from URW and come with a performance guarantee. Font catalog. Most fonts cover all European languages. Font catalog. Direct download of that catalog. Font name equivalences. The list: Aargau, Abott Old Style, Accent, Accolade, Adelon (lapidary), AdLib, Advertisers Gothic, Aldebaran, Alfredo, Allstar, Alternate Gothic, Alte Schwabacher, American Text, Ancona, Ancona Condensed, Ancona Extended, Ancona Narrow, Antigone, Antigone Compact, Antigone Nord, Antigone Condensed, Antiqua, Artistic, Avignon, Avignon Condensed, Avignon PS, Ballad Script, Ballantines (a broad-nib script), Balloon, Barbedor, Barbedor Osf, Baskerville, Baskerville Nova, Baskerville Old Face, Bay Script, Belfast Serial (a remake of Forsberg's Berling), Belfort, Bellboy, Benjamin [based on ITC Benguiat; identical to Softmaker's B693 Roman], Benjamin Condensed, Benjamin Gothic [free here; this comic book style typeface is based on ITC Benguiat Sans (1979-1980) and is similar to B691 Sans from Softmaker)], Benson, Bergamo, Bergamo Osf, Bernhard Condensed, Bernhard Fashion, Bestseller, Bilbao, Birmingham, Bluff, Boa Script, Bodoni, Bodoni Display, Bodoni No. 2, Bodoni Recut, Bodoni Recut Condensed, Bodoni Standard, Bonita, Book PS, Boston, Boulder, Bravo, Bristol, Broadway, Broadway Engraved, Brush Script, Bryce, Calgary, Calgary Osf, Cambridge, Cambridge Serial, Canossa, Canyon, Carlisle, Casablanca, Casad, Caslon, Caslon Antique, Caslon Osf, Caslon Elegant, Casual, Cathedral Open, Centrum, Century Old Style, Century Expanded, Century PS, Century Schoolbook, Chandler, Chantilly, Chantilly Condensed, Chantilly Extra Condensed, Chantilly Display, Chantilly Serial, Chatelaine, Cheltenham, Cheltenham Condensed, Cheltenham Old Style, Cheltenham Extra Condensed, Cimarron, Clarendon, Clarendon Serial, Clearface, Clearface Serial, Cleargothic, ClearGothic Serial, Colonel, Comix, Commercial Script, Compressed, Computer, Concept, Concept Condensed, Congress, Cooper Black, Copperplate Gothic, Copperplate Condensed, Cornered, Courier PS, Curacao, Curzon, Deco B691, Deco Black, Deco C720, Deco C790, Deco F761, Delano, Delaware, Denver, Derringer, Diamante, Digital, Durango, Disciple, Egyptian Wide, Egyptienne Standard, Elegant Script (revival of the 1972 Berthold formal calligraphic typeface Englische Schreibschrift), Elmore, Ennis, Entebbe, Estelle, Ewok, Expressa, Falcon, Farnham, Fette Engschrift, Fette Mittelschrift, Flagstaff, Flipper, Florence Script, Fraktur, Franklin Gothic, Franklin Gothic Condensed, Franklin Gothic Condensed Osf, Franklin Original, Frascati, Fremont, Front Page, Fuego, Function, Function Condensed, Function Display, Function Script, Gainsborough, Gandalf, SoftMaker Garamond, SoftMaker Garamond Condensed, SoftMaker Garamond No. 7, Garamond Elegant [based on Letraset Garamond], Garamond Nova, Garamond Nova Condensed, Garamond Original, Garamond Standard, German Garamond"> [based on TypoArt Garamond], Giulio, Glasgow Serial [based on Georg Salden's Polo, 1972-1976], Glendale Stencil, Gotisch, Goudita, Goudy Catalogue, Goudy Handtooled, Goudy Old Style, Goudy Heavyface, Granada, Grenoble, Grotesk, Handmade Script, Harlem Nights, Helium, Henderson, Hobo, Hoboken, Hobson, Honeymoon, Horsham, Hudson, Huntington, Iceberg, Illinois, Imperial Standard, Inverserif, Isonorm, Istria, Italian Garamond [based on Simoncini Garamond], Japanette, Jessica, Joseph Brush, Jugendstil, Kaleidoscope, Karin, Kingston, Koblenz, Kremlin Script, Leamington, Letter Gothic, Lingwood, Litera, Livorno, Lyon, Macao, Madeira, Malaga, Marriage, Marseille, Marseille Serial, Maurice, Medoc, Melbourne, Melville, Mercedes, Metaphor, Mexico, Micro, MicroSquare, MicroStencil, Moab, Mobil Graphics, Montreal, Napoli, Neutral Grotesk, Nevada, Newcastle, Nicolas [after Lanstpn's Nicolas Cochin], OCR-A, OCR-B, Oklahoma, Old Blackletter, OnStage, Opus, Organ Grinder, Orkney, Ornitons, Osborne, Otis, Palazzo, Palladio, Palmer, Pamplona, Park Avenue, Pasadena, Pedro, Pelota, Peoria, Persistent, Persistent Condensed, Persistent Osf, Philadelphia, Pizzicato [based on Letraset's Plaza], Plakette, Pollock, Prescott, Prestige, Quadrat, Raleigh, Roman PS,, Salmon, Sans, Sans Condensed, Sans Diagonal, Sans Extended, Sans Outline, Sans PS, Sans PS Condensed, Savoy, Savoy Osf, Saxony, Scott, Seagull, Sebastian [based on ITC Serif Gothic], Sigvar [based on ATF's Baker Signet], Soledad, Square Serif, Stafford" [based on Rockwell MT], Stafford Serial, Sterling, Stratford, Stymie, Sunset [a version of ITC Souvenir], Sunset Serial, Sydney Serial, Tabasco, Tampa, Tampico, Tioga Script, Toledo [based on Trooper VGC], Typewriter, Typewriter Osf, Typewriter Condensed, Unic, VAG Rounded, Velo, Veracruz, Verona, Violin Script, Winona, Worcester. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of several CE versions of FontFont fonts. Designed the sans serif fonts FF Dax CE (2001), FF Dax Turkish (2001), after initial designs of Hans Reichel. Second prize at the 3rd International Digital Type Design Contest by Linotype Library for Linotype Grassy (1999). See also here. She became Inka Strotmann. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ankara-based designer of Puma (2014), a modular typeface inspired by the brand logo. She also created two hybrid fonts in 2014, Bollyholly (combining the art deco Broadway with Collonna MT) and Daliforce (combining Curlz MT and Elephant). [Google] [More] ⦿
ISType (Istanbul Type Seminars), conceived by Onur Yazicigil (Sabanci University) and Alessandro Segalini (Izmir University of Economics), is a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey, was held from 11-14 September 2011 and again from 13-16 June, 2013 in Istanbul. This first annual event had lectures and practical workshops on typographic education and theory by embracing history, calligraphy, technology, math, programming, and drawing and art. The speakers in 2011 included Ewan Clayton, James Clough, Petr Van Blokland, Brody Neuenschwander, Alessandro Segalini, Karel Van Der Waarde, and Onur Yazicigil. In 2013, they had Robert Bringhurst, Alejandro Paul, Jan Middendorp, Erik van Blokland, Luc(as) de Groot, Akira Kobayashi, Irvin Cemil Schick, Mirjam Somers, Yves Peters, and Rainer Scheichelbauer. [Google] [More] ⦿
Writing system used by Turkic-speaking peoples in Central Asia from the 6th to the 8th century AD. It is sometimes called Kök Turki runes because of the resemblance of its letter forms to those of the (Germanic) runic alphabet. The script occurred in two forms, monumental and cursive, and was written either vertically downward or horizontally from right to left. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Ankara and now Istanbul, Turkey. Creator of Chapul (2013, hand-drawn typeface inspired by protest wall writing in the Gezi uprising), KTN Fingerwriting (2011), Uzun (2012, piano key typeface), Istanbul (2013, a bilined headline face), and Sans Serif Didot (2011, a Peignotian face), Brek (squarish), Mode.
Québec City-based creator (b. 1952) of the octagonal font Vegesignes (2009, FontStruct). This font also appeared in 2010 at Open Font Library. It consists of almost 7,615 glyphs.As of 2014, 188 languages care covered, inclufing Afrikaans, Arabic, Archaic Greek Letters, Armenian, Baltic, Basic Cyrillic, Basic Greek, Basic Latin, Bengali, Catalan, Central European, Cherokee, Devanagari, Dutch, Euro, Farsi, Georgian, Gujarati, Hanunó'o, Hebrew, Igbo Onwu, IPA, Kannada, Kazakh, Lao, Malayalam, Myanmar, New Tai Lue, N'Ko, Ogham, Oriya, Pashto, Pinyin, Polytonic Greek, Romanian, Runic, Sindhi, Syriac, Tai Le, Tai Tham (Lanna), Telugu, Thaana, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Uighur, Unified Canadian Aboriginal Syllabics, Urdu, Vietnamese, Western European.
Lucas de Groot
Lucas de Groot
Sells fonts made by Luc(as) de Groot at FontFabrik in Berlin. MyFonts link. Established in 2000, their most popular faces include Thesis (the family that includes TheSans, a long-time bestseller), Sun, Taz and Corpid. At MyFonts, one can get Calibri, Consolas, LF Corpid III (contains support for Turkish, Cyrillic and Greek as well), LF Jesus Loves You All, LF Nebulae, LF Punten, LF Spiegel, LF Sun, LF Taz III, LF TheAntiqua, LF TheAntiquaSun, LF TheMix, LF TheSans, LF TheSansMono, LF TheSerif, all by Lucas de Groot.
The commercial TurkoFont series for the Mac (type 1, truetype). FontShop link. MacCampus specializes in foreign language fonts primarily for the Macintosh, but also for Windows. The library of over 150 high-quality font packages supports many languages. Cyrillic, Greek, Latin fonts for Eastern European, historic scripts and transliteration fonts for many languages are their core business. [Google] [More] ⦿
Europe's largest independent foreign language font developer for the Macintosh, which is directed by Sebastian Kempgen from Germany. Fonts include: Western Languages (CoreFont series), Eastern Europe (CE-Font series), Cyrillic (Professional series: RomanCyrillic Pro, Ladoga Pro etc. (text fonts); DEsign fonts: Faktor, Inessa Cyr etc. (headline, handwriting); Olliffe Fonts: Batumi, Schechtel, Russian Open (display type; example: Mashinka); Scientific Cyrillic (includes old orthography, accents, old characters); Old Church Slavonic (Cyrillic and Glagolitic, Square and Round); Non-Slavic Cyrillic: Roman CyrTurk, Ladoga CyrTurk), Greek (Modern Greek and Classical Greek (Agora and Parmenides)), Icelandic&Faeroese (PolarFont series), Irish&Welsh (Gaelic, Celtic in the CeltoFont series), Romanian (DacoFont series), Turkish (TurkoFont series), BalkanFont series (Hungarian, Romanian, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Maltese), Basque (BaskoFont series), Saami (SamoFont series), Georgian, Armenian, Coptic (such as the Pachomius font), Cuneiform, Sabean, SinoFont series for Vietnamese plus more or Chinese (Pinyin) transliteration, phonetic Fonts (Trubetzkoy&Phonetica), Transliteration Fonts. Some of its fonts (like Campus Ten/Twelve and Magister Book) are now sold through Agfa/Monotype.
Names of some fonts: Breitkopf Fraktur, Campus Sans, CampusRoman Pro, CampusSans Block, Dareios, Faktor, Glagol Pro, Inessa, Konkret, Kronstadt, Marib, Method, Moskva Pro, Parmenides, Retrograd, Tafelkreide, Tatlin, Trubetzkoy. [Google] [More] ⦿
Free Greek fonts in the Polytonistis software pack. Windows. Alternate URL for MgAntique, MgAvantG, MgBodoni, MgFuture, MgOldTimes. There are also sets of unicode fonts for Greek (single accent and multiaccent/polytonic), Latin, Turkish, and West and East European languages. This site carries these free Magenta Latin/Greek fonts, made in 2004: MgOpenCanonica-Bold, MgOpenCanonica-BoldItalic, MgOpenCanonica-Italic, MgOpenCanonica, MgOpenCosmetica-Bold, MgOpenCosmetica-BoldOblique, MgOpenCosmetica-Oblique, MgOpenCosmetica, MgOpenModata-Bold, MgOpenModata-BoldOblique, MgOpenModata-Oblique, MgOpenModata, MgOpenModerna-Bold, MgOpenModerna-BoldOblique, MgOpenModerna-Oblique, MgOpenModerna. The latter fonts were implemented/digitized by Alexias Zavras and Konstantinos Margarites. They can be modified and used for further development, in the style of the Bitstream Vera fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces: Centauri (2015, futuristic), Omicron (2015, circle-based sans), Hyperion (2015, futuristic), Atone (2015, a brush font), Venge (2015, a fashionable sans), Thiket (2015, an interlocking poster typeface), Phage (2015, a free squarish font), Fenrir (2015), the Soviet propaganda typeface Sputnik (2015), the brush typeface Veritus (2015), the retro-futuristic Dagon (2015), the stencil typeface Ember (2015), the tall condensed typeface Ogre (2015, +Inline), the art deco / avant garde typeface Metropolis (2015), the free display typeface family Geist (2015), the hipster typeface Pandora (2015), the hand-crafted typeface Saryn (2015) and Bristle (2015), the techno sans typeface Helios (2015), the stylish art deco typeface Fontaine (2015, +Rough, +3D), free inline typeface Timber (2015), the great inline slab serif typeface Decurion (2015), and the commercial typefaces Solaris (2015, fururistic), Sledge (2015, grungy black sans), Behemoth (2015), Zephyr (2015, sans), and Manticore (2015, brush). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish graphic designer, b. 1931, Istanbul, d. 2000.
Or Mercan Cebe. Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, who studied at Gazi University. She created the free hand-drawn typeface family Meryjane (2014) and the slightly irregular Korra (2014).
Mesut Ugurlu, art director at McCann Erickson in Istanbul, designed the font I have been waiting for all my life---Penis Type (2011), especially the multi-purpose Y. Images: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix, x, xi, xii. Behance link. Creator of the fanciful Evil Eye font (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Minority languages of Russia on the Net
Esa Anttikoski's page with minority Russian language links. Has fonts for Altai/Mari, Kazakh, Tatar, Chechen, Chuvash (TimesEC), Udmurt, Ossetian, Karelian, Yakut. His font Abur (2000). Subpage on Russian minority language fonts. In particular, free fonts offered include
Istanbul-based designer of Biplo (2015, brush script) and Bedesten Script (2015, copperplate script in the style of Snell Roundhand but made by hand).
Turkish creator of the readable hand-printed typeface McMuratti (2011) and the squarish typeface McAlberto (2011). He also made the upright connected school script typeface McLeonardo (2011), McLeona (2012), the cratchy hand-printed McVincenzo (2011) and the spiky typeface McAlbertina (2011).
In 2012, he made a tall-ascendered version of Garamond, called Garamond Tall.
All his typefaces are free.
Turkish illustrator and graphic designer who lives in Istanbul. A graduate of Hacettepe University in Ankara, Mustafa Kural has llustrated many children's books for different publishing houses during his student years. He created the compass and ruler custom typeface Girginler (2011). Tintotype (2011) is an experimental geometric typeface for posters and motion graphics. It comes with an interesting subfont called Tintotype Icons.
In 2012, he created Petek (2012, hexagonal typeface).
FontStructor who made Basmachi (2009): Basmachi is a Central-Asian flavoured typeface inspired by Cyrillic titling fonts in popular use in Kazakhstani public schools. In 2009 he made Brokenscript Rectangular (+Smooth, +Regular: nice blackletter font), Young Young Turkic (2009, a Cyrillic FontStruct based very loosely on the Serbian Cyrillic Bedrock typeface, designed specifically for the Kazakh and Kyrgyz alphabets), and LeanLeft (2008). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Istanbul who created Leaf Sans (2013), a foliate typeface.
Onur Yazicigil was born and raised in Konya, Turkey, and currently lives in Istanbul. He received his BFA in Graphic Design from Bilkent University in Ankara, Turkey and MFA in Visual Communication Design from Purdue University, Indiana, USA. Currently he teaches Graphic Design and Information Design classes at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Onur's design and research interests include book and poster design, information design, type design and history, and calligraphy and lettering.
He designed Lokum Sans, a humanist sans typeface for display purposes, that is also legible in text sizes. At Google Web Fonts, one can download his Duru Sans (2011), which was used in the proceedings and other publications of the International Symposium on Electronic Arts.
His thesis was entitled Humanist San-serif versus Grotesque San-serif.
In 2009, he set up Nib Type. Alternate URL. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, where his talk is entitled The lack of Latin typographic heritage and type design in Turkey and at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona, where his talk is Setting up Latin typography in Turkey.
Singaporean designer (b. Turkey) of the backgammon-inspired typeface Tavla (2011). Inci Belli (2011) is a wavy typeface experiment that is inspired by traditional Turkish tea glasses. Turksh Corporate Alphabet (2011) is inspred by Turkish corporate logos. [Google] [More] ⦿
Onur Fatih Yazicigil
Art director in Istanbul who created the squarish typeface Merhaba (2013).
Turkish designer of the (free) Serafettin cartoon font family (2008): SerafettinCartoon-Bold, SerafettinCartoon-BoldItalic, SerafettinCartoon-ExtraLight, SerafettinCartoon-ExtraLightItalic, SerafettinCartoon-Italic, SerafettinCartoon, SerafettinCartoonCondensed-Italic, SerafettinCartoonCondensed. This family is a modified and corrected version of Thukkaram Gopalrao's GPL'd font TSCu_Comic (1999). Old links for Gopalrao include Thinnai, Tamil Linux, and Sourceforge tail Linux. [Google] [More] ⦿
Omniglot's page on the Orkhon alphabet. I quote: The earliest known examples of writing in any Turkic language were found in the Orkhon river valley in Mongolia in the 19th century. They date from the early 8th century AD and the script in which they are written is known as the Orkhon alphabet. Inscriptions dating from the later 8th century AD in a slight variant of the Orkhon alphabet, known as Yenisei or Siberian runes, have also been found around Yenisei and other parts of Siberia. Because of a superficial resemblance to the Runic alphabet, the alphabet is also known as Orkhon or Turkic runes. This resemblance is probably a result of the writing materials used - most inscriptions are in hard surfaces, such as stone or wood, and curved lines are difficult to inscribe in such surfaces. The Orkhon alphabet is thought to have been derived from or inspired by a non-cursive version of the Sogdian script. By the 9th century AD, the Orkhon and Yenisei alphabets were replaced by the Uighur alphabet, which developed from the cursive version of the Sogdian script. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of METU (Industrial Design Department) and Bilkent Universityy (MFA and PhD in graphic design). She has taught classes in typography, graphic design and basic design at METU, Bilkent University and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She is currently teaching at Ozyegin University in Istanbul. Her talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled Setting up Latin typography in Turkey, which deals with the 1928 script reform, which replaced the Ottoman (right to left) script with the new (basically Latin) Turkish letters. [Google] [More] ⦿
French (Corsican) designer of the semi-calligraphic script typeface Pecita (2009) and of OTFPOC (2012). Home page, which is entirely set in this script, yet is text-searchable and used as a regular font---great example to follow. Pecita also covers Greek, Turkish, Cyrillic, Vietnamese and IPA.
In 2014, they published the rounded connected script typeface Aghja at OFL.
Eric Wannin's French commercial foundry with PC and Mac fonts for all European languages, most Indic languages, Cyrillic, Vietnamese, Amharic, Inuit, Slavonic, Greek, Tibetan, Thai, Lao, Khmer, Burmese, Cri. Hieroglyphic fonts too. Free font family: EuroQuartet. These fonts have one glyph only, the Euro symbol. It has some bar code fonts too.
Turkish font series from the 1990s: AllegroScriptItalic, BahamasBold, BahamasHeavyPlain, BangkokPlain, BoulvardItalic, BrooklynBold, BrooklynBoldItalic, BrooklynItalic, BrooklynPlain, CupertinoPlain, DawnCastleBold, DawnCastlePlain, FrankensteinPlain, FreeportPlain, FujiyamaBoldItalic, FujiyamaExtraBoldItalic, FujiyamaItalic, FujiyamaLightItalic, FujiyamaLightPlain, FujiyamaPlain, HomewardBoundPlain, KoalaBold, LincolnPlain, MemorandumPlain, MotorPlain, MysticalPlain, OttawaBold, OttawaBoldItalic, OttawaPlain, OttawaPlain, ParagonPlain, PenguinBold, PenguinLightPlain, RenfrewNormal, SwitzerlandBlackItalic, SwitzerlandBlackPlain, SwitzerlandBoldItalic, SwitzerlandCondBlackItalic, SwitzerlandCondBlackPlain, SwitzerlandCondLightPlain, SwitzerlandInseratPlain, SwitzerlandLightItalic, SwitzerlandLightPlain, SwitzerlandNarrowBold, SwitzerlandNarrowBoldItalic, SwitzerlandNarrowItalic, TimpaniBoldItalic, TimpaniHeavyItalic, TimpaniHeavyPlain, TimpaniItalic, USABlackItalic, USABlackPlain, USALightItalic, USALightPlain, UnicornPlain, VogueBold, VoguePlain. Seems like a copy of some old Corel collection. [Google] [More] ⦿
rzrarti (or: Saint Never)
American youngster (b. 1994) who created the pixel faces Piksalet (2009) and PixelYourLife (2007). Alternate URL. Not sure, but his last name could be Meric. Dafont link. In 2008, he created the techno typeface rzrarti. As Saint Never, Lee Waterman created the pixel faces PixelFaceOnFire, 7LineDigital, Alphabeta, Digitalix, KTech and SkrewdUpSoulz in 2007. Designer of the barcode font SmallBars (2007). As Meric from Turkey, he made Ustura (2008), using FontStruct. [Google] [More] ⦿
Noted Turkish graphic and type designer, 1932-2013. Author of Baslangicindan Bugune Turk Grafik Sanati/Turkish Graphics from the Beginning till Today (Cevre-Mimarlik ve Gorsel Sanatlar Magazine, 1979-80) and Turk Grafik Sanatinin Dunu, Bugunu/The Yesterday, Today of Turkish Graphic Arts (Cumhuriyet Donemi Turkiye Encyclopedia, 1984, vol 3).
Designer of the school project experimental font Energytye (2013), which started out by images of batteries. Urbanstone (2013) is an octagonal typeface that reflects on urban decay. Salih was based in Morphou, Cyprus, and is now in Izmir, Turkey.
Hagia Sophia (2013) is a display typeface that is based on the architecture of the church/mosque Hagia Sophia in Istanbul. Snakes (2014) is a paperclip typeface. Kistype (2014) is based on Seher Kis's handwriting. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. Before that, he was art director in his native Turkey (b. Izmir, 1989), where he studied computer engineering at Bahcesehir University. Behance link.
Creator of the 3-weight type family Bled (2012), which has some rounded cornes and feels like a distant relative of DIN. A lot of design thought went into this typeface. We are promised a free download soon.
Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the alchemic typeface Axsttype (2013).
Turkish web writer and philosophy student based in Ankara. He created the sturdy octagonal typeface Okula Hayir in 2012. He also made the fat finger font Elif Sans Herif (2012). In 2013, Okula Hayir Soft followed.
SSi sells foreign fonts for Arabic, Urdu, Greek, Hebrew, Armenian, Baltic, Burmese, Cherokee, Cyrillic, Cree, Simplified Chinese, Ethiopian, Inuktitut, Gaelic, IPA, Japanese, Korean, Laotian, Mayan. Farsi, Punjabi, Sanskrit, Syriac, South Arabian, Tamil, Thai, Tibetan, Turkish, Ugaritic, and Vietnamese. Plus musical dingbats. Of course, they did not make a single of these fonts themselves. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mehmet Abaci (b. 1978) is based in Istanbul. In 2014, he established Studio Typo, where one can buy his typefaces. Limited forms of the fonts can be downloaded fpr free from the Dafont site.
Creator of the elegantly plump rounded sans typeface Vinyl Cuts (2013), Samatya (2013, a unicase piano key typeface), Boldie (2013), Laundry Day (2013, alphadings), and the wood log typeface Timbers (2013).
Typefaces from 2014: Smush, Slim Fir (athletic lettering), Typonome, Typo Slab, Neons, E-Square (sci-fi typeface), Screamer, Typoline (piano key typeface), Omniblack (flared display face), Papillons (flared caps), Typoster (a great fat geometric slab serif typeface family accompanied by an equally great shadowed outline style), Typo Comica (a family drawn to compete with Comic Sans), Tipo Press, Manyeto (calligraphic), Quatroline (prismatic typeface), Wardoom, Cabold Comic, Digiform, Akaju (oily fat typeface with lighting effects), Almira, Bonebastic, Comic White Rabbit, Sinema (a bit of retro movie art deco), Sober, Cali Brush, Tiny Plate, College Player, Smart Kid, Barbed, Wideroy, Angella (+outline: a poster family), Megi Sans.
Typefaces from 2015: Typo Comics, Gribal, Gribal Shadow, Early Times (a sans family), Quizma (an elegant sans family), Super Seven (shaded), Typo Slab Inline, Geoma (hairline geometric sans), Double Bubble (bubblegum typeface), Mona Bella, Typo Grotesk, Typo Grotesk Rounded, The Matic, Typografix (avant garde sans), Move X (techno family), Savaro Stencil (in the geometric style that is characteristic of Futura Black), MindBlue (sans), A Space.
Istanbul-born graphic designer and typographic researcher. During his studies in the Master of Graphic Design program in Rennes (France), he created Lita (2012), a thin grotesk typeface. L'Atelier (2012) is an experimental typeface designed with Colophon Foundry (UK) for the international Chaumont graphic design festival.
In 2013, he created the distinctive typeface Auger for Auger Paris: Created by Raymond Jacquet in 1946, the studio, which has the distinction of being one of the last existing typography and wood engraving studios, has been managed by the typographer and engraver Vincent Auger since 2004, who perpetuates this prestigious studio. To improve the image of the studio, the aim of the new identity was to think up a character relating to the book and its history. The design is based on a more contemporary didone, while strongly influenced by Art Deco aesthetics.
He joined Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam. Graduate of the the School of Applied Arts of Rennes (France) and of DSAA LAAB Academy in 2014. In 2014, he started work at Prologue Films in Los Angeles. At Fontfabric, he published the free Latin / Cyrillic stencil font Rafale (2014) and the art deco font Auger.
Turkish art director and graphic designer in Istanbul. He was born in 1985 in Kircaali, Bulgaria. In 2009 he graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Creator of the Embrio family of typefaces in 2009. In 2015, Taner designed the brush type Flow Handscript.
Esa Anttikoski's page with Tatar links. Tatar is in the Turkish family of languages and is spoken in the Republic of Tatarstan, in a number of districts in Bashkortostan, Mari El, Udmurtia, Mordovia, in most regions of Russia and in a few districts of Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan, Azerbaidzhan, Kirgizia, Tadzhikistan and Turkmenistan. This page has a free Tatar truetype font from Kheter Publishers. Description of some Tatar fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in 1988, Taygun Kurtulus studies computer engineering at Istanbul University.
The masters of Turkish graphic and type design since the 1950s, according to Christopher Çolak's presentation during ATypI 2012 Hong Kong:
Reinis Ludvik's Riga-based Latvian font design and software development company sells high quality fonts (adapted from Bitstream fonts) for Baltic, Cyrillic, Turkish and Eastern European languages. Includes the AG Baltia fonts by Andrejs Grinbergs. Commercial Cyrillic fonts based on Bitstream fonts.
The Tilde/AG Fonts collection published between 1991-1995 also includes these families designed by Andrejs Grinbergs: AGAalenBold, AGBengaly, AGCenturion, AGCrown, AGFriQUer, AGGalleon, AGGloria, AGLetterica, AGMelanie, AGNewHandbook, AGOpus, AGOpusHR, AGPalatial, AGPresquire, AGReverence, AGZeppelin.
The Bitstream based collection comprised these typefaces in 2008: Aurora Cyrillic, Balloon Cyrillic, Bell Centennial Cyrillic, Belwe Cyrillic, Bodoni Cyrillic, Bremen Cyrillic, Calligraphic 421, Bitstream Cataneo Cyrillic, Caxton Cyrillic, Century Oldstyle Cyrillic, Century Schoolbook Cyrillic, Dutch 801 Cyrillic, English 111 Adagio Cyrillic, Exotic 350 Cyrillic, Futura Cyrillic, Futura Black Cyrillic, Original Garamond Cyrillic, Geometric 706 Cyrillic, Gothic 821 Cyrillic, Handel Gothic Cyrillic, Humanist 777 Cyrillic, Impress Cyrillic, Incised 901 Cyrillic, Kaufmann Cyrillic, Liberty Cyrillic, News Gothic Cyrillic, Oranda Cyrillic, Revue Cyrillic, Ribbon 131 Cyrillic, Schadow Cyrillic, Serifa Cyrillic, Square 721 Cyrillic, Staccato 555 Cyrillic, Stencil Cyrillic, Swiss 721 Cyrillic, Umbra Cyrillic, University Roman Cyrillic, VAG Rounded Cyrillic, Zapf Calligraphic 801 Cyrillic, Zapf Elliptical 711 Cyrillic, Zapf Humanist 601 Cyrillic, Zurich Cyrillic.
MyFonts link where one finds Starfighter TL (2012, a font family for gamers), Snowbird (2011, informally hand-printed family), Constellation Pro (geometric sans family), Kette Pro and Rigaer Tango Pro (calligraphic script).
Tommaso Bovo (Florence, Italy) created Istanbul (2013), a typeface inspired by the city.
Original fonts and dingbats: Ataturk (2003, dingbats by Kursad Cakir), TrSahinsan (2001), TrSahCeviz, TrSahAlako-Bold, TrSahDungeon-Regular, TrSahFuturaBT-Bold, TrSahFuturaBT-BoldItalic, TrSahFuturaBlackBT-Regular, TrSahFuturaBT-Light, TrSahFuturaBT-LightItalic, TrSahFuturaBT-ExtraBlack, TrSahInstitution, TrSahKomikazba, TrSahLarissa, TrSahPanther, TrSah-Engebrechtre-BoldItalic, TrSahEngebrechtre-Bold, TrSahEngebrechtreExpanded-BoldItalic, TrSahEngebrechtreExpanded-Bold, TrSahEngebrechtreExpanded-Italic, TrSahEngebrechtreExpanded, TrSahEngebrechtre-Italic, TrSahEngebrechtre, TrSahWaltDisneyScript, TrSahTurkiye, TweetyandFriends, YildizTeknikUniversitesi (the last two are dingbat fonts by Naci Kucukkaya). Well, not quite. The TrSah-Engebrechtre series is taken directly from Ray Larabie, for example. I don't read Turkish, but I assume that these fonts were just augmented with Turkish diacritics. Justin, the creator of the Walt Disney Script font complains that TrSah Walt Disney Script is an unauthorized re-branding of his font, and he points out that TrFonts has changed the copyright to "Ceviz:Net&Walt Disney Company". The designer seems to be Kursad Cakir. About Decotech (2001), he writes: is a new rendition of a Walt Disney World Tomorrowland-style font. Seizing inspiration from designs by Daniel Pelavin and Neville Brody -- whose distinctive typefaces help define the retro-futuristic style of New Tomorrowland -- DecoTech features capitals from Metropolis Science Centre and Space Mountain, as well as an original lowercase set. Decotech TL offers some extra capitals: the uppercase contain the common "Tomorrowland" character set, while the lowercase contain some additional designs based on signage from Port Discovery at Tokyo Disney Sea. These can be used alone or mixed with DecoTech upper/lowercase for more design possibilites. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish creator of the free slab serif font Cyen (2012).
Free Uzbeki, Tatar Cyrillic, Tatar Turkish, Kazak, Bashkirian, Azeri and Turkish fonts. Plus links for all these Turkic languages: Altai, Azerbaijani, Balkar, Bashkir, Chagatay, Chuvash, Cuman, Crimean Tatar, Gagauz, Karachay, Karaim, Kazakh, Khakas, Kumyk, Kyrgyz, Nogay, Old Uyghur, Orkhon, Ottoman, Shor, Tatar, Tofa, Turkish, Turkmen, Tuvan, Uyghur, Uzbek, Yakut, Yellow Uyghur. All of this is maintained by Johan Vandewalle in Belgium. KYRG [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish Designs: Digitizations by Dick Pape
The ten fonts by Dick Pape under the name Turkish Designs (2008) Contain a selection of designs from Traditional Turkish Designs published by Dover Publications and from 670 Motifs from Iznik Pottery by Azade Akar, 1988. These typefaces have spirals, florals, cloud scrolls, pomegranates, tulips, roses and rosebuds, carnations, irises, hyacinths, cypresses, clusters of leaves (saz), vases and holy water flasks, rumi scrolls (arabesques), sailing ships and galleons, deers, fishes, peacocks, dragons and phoenixes, human figures and, of course, and harpy motifs. [Google] [More] ⦿
Freeware Turkish-English Truetype fonts. Direct download. The fonts include America, Bahamas, Banff, CasperOpenFace, Cupertino, DawnCastle, Erie, Frankenstein, HPArial, HPTimes-New-Roman. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkey selects a new symbol for its currency on March 1, 2012. However, there already exists a lira sign. Andreas Stötzner hits the nail on the head with this remark: It is NOT a new character. (!) There is the Lira sign existing at codepoint 20A4, typographically a variant of the sterling glyph. End of story. (Note that by annotation it is specified just as LIRA, not as Italian or Turkish Lira per se.) Everything else is just nonsense. If you wish now to tune the design of 20A4 according to the new Turkish briefing, feel free to do so. But I won't, because it's rubbish. And if ever our Turkish friends come to raise the request of a new character before ISO, I will say: 20A4.
Established in 2010, this organization brings Turkish typographers, type designers, calligpraphers and lettering artists together . Active Facebook sub-page with many type samples. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typedepot is a small type foundry currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria, founded by MyFonts link and Veronika Slavova in 2009. Graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984 (Dimitrovgrad). Creator of the display faces Glide (2009, done with Veronika Slavova), Glide Sketch (outline version), and Slide (2009, ultra-condensed). With Veronika Slavova, he designed the multiline (prismatic) family Pista (2010) and the organic Oxo family (2010), which includes a stencil, Corki (2011, a condensed slab serif), and Oxo College Barrister Sans (2010) covers Latin, Greek, Eastern European languages, Cyrillic, Turkish and Baltic. Parallel (2010) is an ultra-condensed typeface for anorexics. Piron (2010, by Nedelev and Slavova) and Matilde (2010, by Nedelev and Slavova) are free. Banda (2011) is a 16-style semi-serif type family characterized by a tall x-height and rounded semi-serifs [one free weight]. Centrale Sans (2011, Slavova and Nedelev) is a modern sans family. Centrale Sans Condensed followed in 2012, and Centrale Sans Rounded in 2013.
Type 1 and truetype fonts for Armenian by Ruben Tarumian: ArialArmenGarBold, ArialArmenGarItalic, ArialArmenGar, ArmoldGar, ArTarGrqiNorGarBold, ArTarGrqiNorGarItalic, ArTarGrqiNorGar, ArTarumianMatenagirGarBold, ArTarumianMatenagirGarItalic, ArTarumianMatenagirGar, ArTarumianTimesGarBold, ArTarumianTimesGarItalic, ArTarumianTimesGar. And the Cyrillic fonts by Garkavets (2000): BookmanUrumBold, BookmanUrumItalic, BookmanUrum. Plus QypchakDiacriticBoldItalic (has characters and ligatures, used in "Codex Cumanicus" and Qypchaq written monuments XIII-XIV centuries, also made by Garkavets, 2000), QypchakDiacriticBold, QypchakDiacriticItalic, QypchakDiacritic. From ParaGraph, the Cyrillic fonts SchoolBookAC-Regular, SchoolBookAC-Italic, SchoolBookAC-Bold, SchoolBookAC-BoldItalic. From Garkavets, the Cyrillic fonts TimesUrumNewBold, TimesUrumNewBold-Italic, TimesUrumNewItalic, TimesUrumNewNormal. By Ralph Hancock, the Greek font VusillusOldFaceItalic. And finally, from Adobe, the Turkish fonts TmsRoman, TmsRomanBold, TmsRomanBoldItalic, TmsRomanItalic. Direct access. [Google] [More] ⦿
Description of character sets.
Commercial Windows XP packages sold with foreign language fonts in TrueType and PostScript, called GlobalSuite, GlobalWriter and GlobalOffice. Includes most foreign languages. For example, in the Cyrillic sphere, they have Bulgarian, Byelorussian, Macedonian, Russian, Serbian, Ukrainian plus over 50 additional Cyrillic languages such as Azeri, Kazakh, Kirghiz, Moldavian, Mongolian, Tadzhik, Tatar, Turkmen and Uzbek. And for North Indian, they have Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Nepali, Punjabi, and Sanskrit. [Google] [More] ⦿
URW++ Design&Development GmbH is a Hamburg-based foundry established in 1995 by Svend Bang, Hans-Jochen Lau, Peter Rosenfeld, and Jürgen Willrodt. URW stands for Unternehmensberatung Rubow Weber, named after Gerhard Rubow and Rudolf Weber, cofounders of the original URW company from which urw++ evolved. It offers a whole range of font services and has an extensive (7000+) font library. At the basis of the early development of many classy PostScript fonts. For example, in 1999, URW++ donated the 35 core PostScript fonts (renamed) under the GNU GPL license to the Ghostscript project. The great 3000-font CD costs about 2000DM. Other CDs are more expensive: on the ITF CD, each font is about 100DM! URW sells fonts and font families with complete rights (you can change, resell, embed, anything, except use the original name), with examples ranging from 2k for a complete family of 12 to 5k for a collection of 250 fonts. This practice continues until today: URW++ thus provides a great service to software developers who want to include high-quality typefaces in their software applications. URW has offices in many countries. In the first decade of the 21st century, freelance type designer Ralph M. Unger contributed most frequently to the URW library. OpenType collection guide (in PDF).
Selected releases: URW Egyptienne, URW Grotesk (1985, Hermann Zapf), Anzeigen Grotesk (2009), Clarendon No 1 URW, Saa Series (industrial sans), Nimbus Sans (1987, a Helvetica clone), Nimbus Sans Novus, Nimbus Sans Europa (covering Latin, Greek, Baltic, Cyrillic, Central European, Turkish, Romanian, and so forth), Nimbus Roman No 9 (2001), Nimbus Sans Global and Nimbus Roman Global, each at about 2000 Euros, and each containing 35,000 glyphs, from kanji/Chinese/Korean to all European languages. House faces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Gardena Sans (2015, for Gardena), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).
Archive of free foreign language fonts covering Arabic, Armenian, Bengali, Bulgarian, Burmese, Cambodian, Celtic, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Old English, Farsi, Georgian, German, Greek, Hawaiian, Hebrew, Hindi, Hmong, Hungarian, Icelandic, Japanese, Khmer, Korean, Latvian, Myanmar, Nepali, Persian, Polish, Punjabi, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Tagalog, Tamil, Thai, Turkish, Ukranian, Urdu, Vietnamese and Welsh. [Google] [More] ⦿
An on-line tool to showcase the fonts installed on one's computer. Description: [...] Wordmark.it detects fonts installed on your system with a small Flash script written by Marko Dugonjic of Type Tester. It also uses Remy Sharp's font detection script. [...] I'm Fahri Özkaramanli (b. Nicosia, 1980), a freelance visual communication designer living in Istanbul. I received my BA in Visual Communication Design at Istanbul Bilgi University in 2005 where I am a candidate in VCDMFA and currently teaching Web Design and Interactive Web Projects courses as a part time instructor. [Google] [More] ⦿
World of the Fonts
Bülent Yüksel (b. 1973, Istanbul) is a graphic designer who graduated from Anadolu University. In 2014, he created the wavy typeface Cansum Hand, the modular techno typeface Formetic, and the slab serif typeface Finalist Round Slab.
In 2015, he published the connected script typeface Yasemin.
WorldScript: language utilities for the Mac (free downloads). Includes Turkish, Cherokee, Uralic Cyrillic, Georgian, Icelandic, Maltese, Vietnamese, Celtic, Intuktitut, Greek and Coptic support. Page maintained by Michael Everson. [Google] [More] ⦿
Turkish creator of the round sans comic book typeface Tahtelbahir Komik (2012).
Istanbul-based graphic designer. Behance link. Another Behance link. Creator of a number of typefaces, including this one (2010) and the avant-garde sans typeface Gnostic (2011). Flickr link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Five truetype fonts by Naci Kucukkaya: TTF Resistors, TTF_TRAC (radio amateurs club of Turkey logo), CWfont (Morse), TTF_YTU (Yildiz Technical University logo), TweetyandFriends (Tweety dingbat font), and Turkiye75 (Turkish flag, ataturk pictures, and Turkish nationalist dingbats). See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Istanbul. Yigit created an avant garde custom typeface for Dogu Biricik in 2014. It was based on Galliadis. He also created the Hakenkreuz-inspred typeface Fuck You Natzi (2014) (sic). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Born and raised in Turkey, Zeynpep moved to New York City to study at the Parsons (The New School for Design). She graduated in 2010. She lives in Brooklyn, NY.