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Type design in Turkey

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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Abdullah Tasci

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.

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


Young Turkish creator of Square Comic (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Alper

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of Flora Sans (2013) and Slice Sans (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Altun

Turkish type designer (b. 1964) in Izmir who sells through MyFonts. He graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989.

In 2010, he created Dopamin (a high-contrast display sans), Square Comic, and Nilish (monoline geometric display sans).

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 2014: Harman (a 7-style hand-drawn collection of retro poster fonts), Akon (hand-drawn poster family), Minimo (geometric organic minimalist sans family in four weights).

Typefaces from 2015: Tropen.

Creative Market link. . [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Burak Bal

Turkish designer at FontStruct of Q-Key (2008, rounded and fat), and Nano (2008, white on black, and squarish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akile Nazli Kaya

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.

Creator of the semi-serif typeface Idiot (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Seckin Hatipoglu]

Istanbul-based designer of the clean hand-drawn typeface Teefo (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alan M. Stanier
[Cypriote metafont]

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Alessandro (Alex) Segalini

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]  ⦿

Alexander Nedelev

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Ali Calkan

Student at Mimar Sinan University's Graphic Design Department. Istanbul-based designer of a high-contrast display typeface in 2012.

In 2013, he designed the display typeface Pera, which was inspired by the architecture and art nouveau flair of Istanbul's Beyoglu district. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Riza Saçan

Istanbul-based conceptual artist, b. 1982. He created Isimisiz (2007), almost like lettering used by architects, and the handwriting font AlirizaSacanHand (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Yasar Isgoren
[Font Empire Font Studio]

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Aliyasar 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]  ⦿

Alper Ide
[Istanbul Fontfabrik]

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Alper Yildirim

Graphic designer and typographer in Ankara, who made the grungy Deconstype (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alpkan Kirayoglu

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.

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Altay Dagistan

Graphic designer in Istanbul, b. 1988. He made the free modular counterless futuristic typeface Beams (2012, OFL).

Typefaces from 2014 include Misket (created in Onur Yazicigil's class at Sabanci University).

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Amir Asgari

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]

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.

Scans of Public Gothic: A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V.

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Apostrophic Laboratory
[Fredrick M. Nader]

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:

  • Miltown (from the Matrix movie).
  • Fluoxetine (old typewriter).
  • Desyrel (handwriting, Dana Rice).
  • PicaHole-1890Morse font.
  • Ritalin has almost 500 glyphs, and is a family designed for Latin, Greek, Turkish, eastern European, Cyrillic and Baltic.
  • The 3-axis multiple master ImpossibleMM (of Mission Impossible fame).
  • Carbolith Trips (letters from cuneiforms).
  • Diehl Deco (revival of 1940 lettering by Wooster Bard Field; with Marley Diehl).
  • Textan (with Rich Parks or Richard D. Parker; inspired by the Chinese Tangram).
  • Poultrygeist (horror comic font).
  • Hard Talk (an R-rated font by Slovenian Marjan Bozic).
  • Independant (with Phynette; a faithful revival of a 1930s font by Collette and Dufour for Maison Plantin in Belgium---a fantastic Art Deco font family).
  • Metrolox ("Enemy of the State" font, with Karen Clemens; a Unicode font with 567 glyphs for over 20 Latin-based languages and some math symbols).
  • Komikaze, Komikazba, Komikahuna and Komikazoom (comic book fonts: 1280 glyphs for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Baltic, Turkish, East-European, with dingbats and Braille).
  • Republika (a 300-font techno family; read about it here).
  • ChizzlerMM (3-axis multiple master, a reworked version of Graham Meade's Chizzler).
  • Street (a 87-font family by Graham Meade).
  • Amerika (fantastic Armenian-look font series, with support for Greek, Cyrillic/Russian, Baltic, Turkish and Central European).
  • The dingbats Eyecicles and Texticles, both with Graham Meade.
  • Insula (2001, a Celtic/uncial font with Cybapee).
  • Komika (2001, 50 comic book fonts designed with Vigilante).
  • Labrit (a great Fraktur font, with Graham Meade).
  • Frigate (a Roman-kana font by Melinda Windsor).
  • Scriptina (an unbelievable calligraphic font by Apostrophe, 2000-2001). In 2010, CheapProFonts published an extension, Scriptina Pro.
  • Freebooter Script (an equally unbelievable calligraphic font by Graham Meade, 2001).
  • Choda (a display font like none you have seen before; Apostrophe and Meade, 2001).
  • Endor (with Meade, a Gothic font; 2001).
The list of designers and their fonts:
  • Apostrophe [dead link]: Day Roman (2002, the first digitization of Fr. Guyot's "Two Line Double Pica Roman", designed in the early 1600s), Bombardier (2002), Propaganda (2002), PropagandaCyrillic (2002), PropagandaGreek (2002), Contra (2003), Ergonome (2002), Ergonomix (2002, techno dingbats), Alfabetix (2002), SoMM (2002, a multiple master font), Templo (2001, a pixelish font), Zoloft, Miltown, Witches Brew, Celexa, Labrat, Effexor, Fluoxetine, Tralfamadore, Halcion, RxMM, Paxil, Valium, Fight This, Ritalin, Xanax, Maskalin, PicaHole, ImposMM, MiltownII, Carbolith, Komikaze, Komikazoom, Komikahuna, Diogenes, Komikazba, MistressScript, Sledge, Mary Jane, Republika, StarBat, Merkin, Erectlorite, Halter, Estrogen, Steinem (based on Dalton Maag's British Steel typeface), Lab Mix, Mary Jane II, Amerika, Masque, Konfuciuz, Mastodon, Broad, Amerika Sans, Scriptina, Karnivore, Cholo, Sedillo and Reprobate (all three based on Mike Sedillo's handwriting, 2001), Templo (screen font family, 2001).
  • Marjan Bozic and Apostrophe: Hard Talk.
  • Karen Clemens and Apostrophe [dead link]: Wellbutrin, Metrolox, Jagz.
  • CybaPee and Apostrophe [dead link]: Cyclin, Lady Ice, Insula.
  • CybaPee [dead link], Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Yellowswamp, Lady Ice revisited.
  • Steve Deffeyes: Loopy.
  • Marley Diehl and Apostrophe: Diehl Deco.
  • Fleisch and Apostrophe: Colwell, Hadley.
  • Steve Graham: Hypnosis.
  • Frank Guillemette and Apostrophe: Ankora.
  • Jeri Ingalls and Apostrophe: Paxil.
  • Neumat Ick and Apostrophe: Icklips, Powderfinger.
  • Keya Kirkpatrick: Extasy
  • Keya Kirkpatrick and Apostrophe: Kimono.
  • Jeff Lan: Healthy Alternative, Haven Code.
  • Su Lucas and Apostrophe: Barbarello.
  • Brigido Maderal and Apostrophe: Lab Bats.
  • Graham Meade: Quastic Kaps (8-weight family, 2003), Quixotte (2002), Mechanihan (2002), Kameleon (2002), Lady Ice Extra (2002), Gizmo (2002), Zillah Modern (2002), Wazoo (2002), JamesEightEleven (2002), Equine (2001), Street Corner (2001), Freebooter Script, Street (31 font sans and slab serif), Bipolar Control, Lane, Street, Street Slab, 2nd Street, Kronika, Thong, Whackadoo Upper, Charrington, Lady Copra, Zebra, Extra Meade Pack, Control Freak, Dekon, Asenine, Heidorn Hill (a Fraktur font), Castorgate, Troglodyte.
  • Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Moondog (2001), Choda, Futurex, Duralith, Epyval, BooterMM, Pamelor, Sabril, Erinal, Karisma, Whackadoo, Bicicles, Drummon, Primary Elector, Youthanasia, Grunja, Prussian Brew, ChizMM, Luciferus, Labtop, Gilgongo, Labrit, Kandide, Brassiere (which became the commercial typeface Ipscus in 2009), Eskargot, Endor, Labag.
  • Graham Meade and Rich Parks: Luteous, Luteous II.
  • Link Olsson and Apostrophe: Librium, Severina, Poultrygeist, Extrano, Komikandy.
  • Rich Parks and Apostrophe: Textan, Glaukous, Textan Round, TexSquareMM, TexRoundMM.
  • Alejandro Paul and Apostrophe: Fontcop, Usenet, Cayetano, Elektora.
  • Evelyne Pichler: Sindrome.
  • Evelyne Pichler and Apostrophe: 1910 Vienna.
  • Phynette and Apostrophe: Independant.
  • Peter Ramsey and Apostrophe: Distro, Futurex Distro (2001).
  • Dana Rice and Apostrophe: Desyrel, Lilly.
  • Wayne Sharpe: Ovulution I and II.
  • Jessica Slater: Wiggles.
  • Jessica Slater and Apostrophe: McKloud.
  • Derek Vogelpohl: Phosphorus, Florence sans, Plasmatica, Covington, Avondale, Phosphorus II.
  • Melinda Windsor: Plastic, Frigate.
  • Robby Woodard: Ashby (2001).
  • WolfBainX and Apostrophe: Tribal, Komika.
  • Yol: Traceroute.
Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Arabia Ware Benelux

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]  ⦿

Arhan Yalin

Istanbul-based designer of the minimalist typeface Archmage (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Arnulf Sopp

Times NR Turkish and Arial Turkish by Monotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ceyhun Birinci]

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).

Fontspring link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Asli Caglar

Graphic designer in Istanbul. She created the display typeface DarSans in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atabey Gunec

Turkish creator of the rounded squarish monoline typeface Pisa (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atakan Arslan

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]  ⦿

Attila Korap

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]  ⦿

Aysegul Dere

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created a nice poster in 2014 with art deco lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baglama Icin Türküler

Tuerkfra is a truetype font with all Turkish accents. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Banu Karaduman

Istanbul-based graphic designer who created the blackboard bold typeface Excelsior (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baran Sen

Graphic designer and illustrator in Istanbul, who created the scary gothic font Crystallize (2014)---free if you ask. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Basar Ugur

Turkish designer (b. 1982), who lives in Istanbul. Creator of Fortyfive (2008), a geometric sans face, and Veysel (2009). Dafont link. Open Font Library link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Başak Aras

Istanbul-based student designer (at Sabanci University), with Selin Dönmez, of the the 1980's style techno typeface Synth Break (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bayer Corp

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]  ⦿

Begüm Bahcecik

Istanbul-based designer of the calligraphic Latin typeface Cavalllucci (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beril Karabulut

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Beril Karabulut created the calligraphic typeface Caligrazon (2014) and the Sarus Icons (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berrin Sun

Berrin Sun (Istanbul, Turkey) created the display typeface Berries (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Beycan Çetin

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]  ⦿


Turkish type blog with a small archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Babur

Istanbul-based designer of the custom modular typeface Honey Bunny (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Besen

Winner of an award in Alessandro Segalini's type design class at Izmir University of Economics in June 2007 with the grunge stencil typeface Cig Kofte. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Cinar

Turkish designer. Behance link.

Creator of the hand-drawn text and dingbat font My Little Fellas (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Busra Akinci

Turkish graphic designer who created a curly hand-drawn alphabet in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bülent Erkmen

Turkish graphic designer, b. 1947, Istanbul. Interview. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bülent Yüksel
[World of the Fonts]

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Cagri Kara

Istanbul-based creator of the cube-shaped counterless typeface Cube (2012) and of the experimental alphabet Comic (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Can Ozok

Student-designer in Izmir, Turkey, of the piano key typeface Jazzpunk (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Can Usta

Turkish graphic and type designer and photographer from Istanbul. Behance link. Creator of Farctolik (2008-2009, a bouncy display face). Images: 1, 2, 3, 4. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candan Isca

Turkish creator of Guggen Type (2011), which was inspired by the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Candan is located in Ankara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cem Gundogdu

Istanbul-based art director who created a fat counterless typeface in 2012. He also made the thin display typeface Golden Horn (2012) and DNB (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cem Gül Yaziyüzleri

Turkish designer of these fonts, which are either techno or grunge: Edgex, Meropolis, Phrunklin, Britannica, FucksMessAge, This Torture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cetin Can Karaduman

Eksisehir, Turkey-based designer of the modular grid-based typeface Motif (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceyda Kalyoncu

During her graphic design studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Ceyda Kalyoncu created the fat display btypeface Denge (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceyhun Birinci

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Christopher Çolak

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.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cypriote metafont
[Alan M. Stanier]

From Essex University, Alan M. Stanier's metafont for Cypriot. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Gayaneh Bagdasaryan]

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

  • Gayaneh Bagdasaryan. Gayaneh began working as a type designer in ParaType in 1996. She has done cyrillization work at ParaType, Typotheque, Linotype, Bitstream, The Font Bureau, ITC, Berthold and Emigre. Her typeface Red Klin received a TDC2 2000 Award. Her New Letter Gothic won an Award for Excellence in Type Design at the Kyrillitsa 99 International Type Design competition in Moscow, 1999. Gayaneh graduated from the Print Design Department of Moscow State University of Printing Arts (2000), and Ryazan College of Art (1992). Designer in 1999 at Paratype of LetterGothic Baltic, LetterGothic Central European, LetterGothic Cyrillic Asian, LetterGothic Cyrillic International, LetterGothic Cyrillic Old Russian, LetterGothic Multi Lingual, LetterGothic Turkish, LetterGothic Western. She made the Cyrillic version of Licko's Base Nine and Base Twelve families (2003) and of Albert Boton's ITC Eras (called PT ITC Eras). Klin Black (2004, Paratype, decorative caps in the style of Russian fine art ca. 1900) is an original: Red Klin (2005) is inspired by Russian fine art from the beginning of the 20th century---lettering by Sergey Chekhonin (1878-1936), graphic design by El Lissitzky (1890-1941) and the Suprematism painting. Sketch design of the font (under the name Klin) was awarded a TDC2 2000 diploma. Finally, she designed ParaType New Letter Gothic (1999) and ParaType Original Garamond (2000).
  • Alexei Vanyashin. Type designer with expertise in Cyrillics. Winner at the Granshan 2010 International Type Design competition with Florian (Second place in the Cyrillic Text Typeface category). He completed the Type&Typography Master Level course in 2010, and studied typography at the Stroganov University of Arts and Industry.


  • Cyrillizations: Akzidenz-Grotesk Condensed, AG Book, Apack (Pisa), Base Nine, Charlie, Fedra Sans, Fedra Serif, Filosofia, Greta, Griffith Gothic, Eras (ITC), Lobster (free, 2011, after Pablo Impallari's Lobster), Neuland, Original Garamond, Renault.
  • Armenian: Newton Armenian, Pragmatica Armenian, Haykakan Kar.
  • Custom: GEO Text, GEO Display.
  • Retail: New Letter Gothic, Red Klin, Schmale, Florian.
  • Free at Fontsquirrel: Artifika (2011), Brawler (2011), Rationale (done with Olexa Volochay and Vladimir Pavlikov).
  • Free fonts at Google Font Directory: Jacques Francois and Jacques Francois Shadow (2012, codesigned with Manvel Shmavonyan, they are revivals of the Enschedé no. 811 type specimen (ca. 1760) by Jacques François Rosart (1714-1774), made for Enschedé Printing House), Artifika (2011, by Yulya Zhdanova and Ivan Petrov), Aubrey (2011, art nouveau by Gayaneh Bagdasaryan), Vidaloka (2011, a didone done by Alexei Vanyashin and Olga Karpushina), Lora (2011, a contemporary serif by Olga Karpushina), Federant (2011, by Olexa Volochay: this revives the Reklameschrift typeface Feder Antiqua by Otto Ludwig Nägele (1911)), Federo (2011, high-contrast sans by Olexa Volochay based on J. Erbar's 1909 font Feder Grotesk), Podkova (2011, slab serif), Wire One (2011, monoline sans by Alexei Vanyashin and Gayaneh Bagdasaryan).
Fontspace link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Bagdasaryan Gayaneh. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

D. Cünbüscü

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the sans headline typeface Quatro (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dara Kilicoglu

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]  ⦿

Deep Blue
[Kevin Portman]

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]  ⦿

Deniz Basar

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]  ⦿

Deniz Elektronik Lab (or: dELAb)

Turkish designers of the electronic symbol font Resistors Direncler TR (2000) and Turkiye75 (1999), a Turkish dingbat font. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Digital artist in Izmir, Turkey. He created the modular display typeface Box Cutter (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Cünbüscü

Turkish/German designer of the strong art deco display typeface Quatro (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[Turkish Designs: Digitizations by Dick Pape]

[More]  ⦿

Didem Ogmen

Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created these typefaces:

  • Bodoni Sans Serif (2013). A beautiful serifless Bodoni.
  • Siamese Webfont (2013). To save space in web pages, a lot of glyph contractions are proposed by Didem.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Dilan Agic

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer who created the uncomplicated sans typeface Simple (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dilara Irmak

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created the brushy Sweet Display Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dilara Sebnem Esendemir

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]  ⦿

Dilem Akiner

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).

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

Dj_KaRTaL kartal

Turkish designer of the graffiti font Carsi (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doga Uslu

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dogu Kaya

Graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel, Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dogukan Karapinar

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.

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

Doruk Türkmen

Graphic designer currently studying towards a Masters Degree at Sabanci University in Istanbul. Creator of the octagonal typeface Vorkurs (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duru Eksioglu

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]  ⦿

Ebru Baranseli

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]  ⦿

Ece Dicmem

Istanbul-based illustrator. Behance link. She created an extra skinny typeface provocatively called OMGSHITFUCK (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ecem Ekinci

Based in Antalya, turkey, ecem Ekinci created an unnamed curvy typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿


In 1999, this company produced a number of fonts that combine Latin with other languages such as Cyrillic, Greek, Turkish and Arabic. Download here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Didar Duran

Istanbul-based designer of a compass and ruler typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Karabulut

Elif Karabulut (Eskisehir, Turkey) created a teardrop and ball terminal-laden set of didone caps and called it Ivy Bodoni (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Oflu

Istanbul-based FontStructor who created the fat counterless octagonal typeface Carta (014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Sener

Izmir, Turkey-based creator of Crooked Typeface (2014), which has the soft oriental roundness of art nouveau. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emin Barin

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.

Bio (in Turkish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emir Findikoglu

Emir Finfikoglu, an illustrator in Istanbul, created the Spor Piktogram icon set for sports events (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emir Yasin Sari

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:

  • Orkun (Emir Y. Sary / Erk Yurtsever). He writes: A font for Old Turkic script. Maintained OTF version of the original Orkun Font by Erk Yurtsever (1999) with updated glyphs for the Unicode Old Turkic code block, design and kerning improvements.
  • Kylych (Emir Y. Sary)
  • Orkun Fırça (Goekbey Uluch; / Emir Y. Sary)
  • Türik Bitig (Türik Bitig website---design by Gulzada Serzhan and adaptation by Emir Y. Sary)
  • Babelstone Irk Bitig
  • Quivira (2005, Alexander Lange)
  • Everson Mono (shareware by Michael Everson)
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Engin Korkmaz

Gallery of his typographic posters. Hebrew lettering examples: Suleyman (2010), You Are What You Resolve To Be (2010).

Gallery of ornamental type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enis Akyol

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created the organic sans typeface Aldoeni in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Turkish digital artist, b. 1989, who lives in Istanbul. Creator of the runic Arabic-looking Iquilberium (2007). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erdi Ipek

Istanbul-based designer of Sans Seref (sic) (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Wannin
[Quartet Systems]

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Erik Spiekermann

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).

His essay on information design.

Biography. Bio at Linotype. Laudatio by John Walters of Eye Magazine. Blog.

Presentation at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. Presentation at ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg. Interviewed in 2006 by Rob Forbes. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin.

He made the following typefaces and type families:

  • Lo-Type (1913, Louis Oppenheim) was digitally adapted by Spiekermann for Berthold in 1979-1980. BERTLib sells it as Adlon Serif ST.
  • PT 55 (1986), the precursor of FF Meta.
  • Berthold Block
  • Berliner Grotesk (1979-1980, Berthold): based on an old Berthold AG typeface from 1923.
  • FF Govan
  • The huge families FF Meta1, FF Meta2, FF Meta3 (2003), FF Meta Condensed (1998) and FFMetaCorrespondence. The FF Meta families (1985) were originally designed for Bundespost, which did not use it--it stayed with Helvetica for a while and now uses Frutiger. Meta comes with CE, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish sets as well. Weights like Meta Light (Thin, Hairline) Greek are available too. Spiekermann is a bit upset that Linotype's Textra (2002, a typeface by Jochen Schuss and Jörg Herz) looks like a cloned of Meta. FF Meta Condensed won an award at Modern Cyrillic 2014.
  • Meta Serif (2007) by Christian Schwartz, Kris Sowersby and Erik Spiekermann, promised for May 2007. Kris Sowersby will also help, but the 2007 deadline seems to have been optimistic.
  • ITC Officina in versions Sans Book (1989-1990) and Serif Book (1989-1990).
  • Boehringer Sans and Antiqua (1996): custom types.
  • Grid, which appeared in FUSE 3.
  • Codesigner with Ole Schaefer (FontShop, 2000) of FF InfoDisplay and FF InfoText in 1997 and of FF InfoOffice in 2000.
  • NokiaSans and NokiaSerif (2002, company identity family). This was in cooperation with Jelle Bosma. Before Nokia Sans and Serif, Nokia used Rotis. Nokia Sans and Serif were replaced by Nokia Pure (Bruno Maag) in 2011.
  • Glasgow Type (1999), for the city of Glasgow, taking inspiration from the Rennie Macintosh types.
  • Heidelberg Gothic (1999).
  • Symantec Sans and Serif (2003): custom types.
  • FF Unit (2003-2004; see also here), another sans family, which won an award at TDC2 2004. This was followed by FF Unit Rounded. And FF Unit Rounded started according to Erik as Gravis, the largest Apple dealer in Germany. FF Unit Slab (2009) is the product of a cooperation between Kris Sowersby, Christian Schwartz, and Erik Spiekermann.
  • ITC Officina Display (2001).
  • FF Meta Thin Light and Hairline (2003) and FF Meta Headline (2005).
  • Bosch Sans and Bosch Serif (2004).
  • The SeatMeta family (2003) for Seat.
  • DB Type in six styles (Serif, Sans, Head, Condensed, Compressed, News): designed in 2005 in collaboration with Christian Schwartz for the Deutsche Bahn (train system in Germany). Some typohiles say that it reminds them of Bell Gothic and Vesta.
  • A Volkswagen company family based on a correction of Futura.
  • The DWR House Numbers Series (2006): four fonts with numerals for house numbers: Contemporary House Numbers, Tech House Numbers, Classic House Numbers (based on Bodoni), Industrial House Numbers (stencil). DWR stands for Design Within Reach.
  • Tech (2008, FontStruct), a rounded squarish headline face.
  • Axel (2009): developed jointly with Erik van Blokland and Ralph du Carrois, it is a system font with these features:
    • Similar letters and numbers are clearly distinguishable (l, i, I, 1, 7; 0, O; e, c #).
    • Increased contrast between regular and bold.
    • High legibility on the monitor via Clear Type support.
    • Seems to outperform Courier New, Verdana, Lucida Sans, Georgia, Arial and Calibri, according to their tests (although I would rank Calibri at or above Axel for many criteria).
  • In 2012-2013, Ralph du Carrois and Erik Spiekermann co-designed Fira Sans and Fira Mono for Firefox / Mozilla. This typeface is free for everyone. Google Web Font link. It is specially designed for small screens, and seems to do a good job at that. I am not a particular fan of a g with an aerodynamic wing and the bipolar l of Fira Mono, though. Mozilla download page. Google Web Fonts download page.
  • In 2013-204, Erik created HWT Artz, a wood type published in digital form by P22, which is based on early 20th century European poster lettering. Named after Dave Artz, a Hamilton Manufacturing retiree and master type trimmer, the proceeds of the sales will go to the Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum.

Picture of Eric Spiekermann shot by Chris Lozos at Typo SF in 2012.

FontShop link.

View Erik Spiekermann's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Erk Yurtsever

Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typeface Orkun (1999) that can be downloaded here. The typeface was later adapted and modified by Emir Yasin Sary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erolcan Özdemir

Turkish creator of the gorgeous all-caps brush script Silk Road (2009) and of Grafitrk (2009, graffiti face). Another alias: Selman Ay. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ersin Antep

Istanbul-based designer of the roundish logotype font Ideatick (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ersin Ileri

Photographer from Istanbul. He made a nice typographic poster of Che Guevara. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esa Anttikoski
[Minority languages of Russia on the Net]

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Esen Karol

Turkish graphic and type designer, b. 1968. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esra Göksel

Illustrator and graphic designer in Istanbul, who made the bilined headline typeface Grandma (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esra Oguz

Graphic design and typographer in Ankara. She made Rope (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Etengü Ecem Tuna

Adana, Turkey-based designer of the fishbone-inspired display typeface Yunusiari (2014), which was created during her graphic design studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eurofonts 2001

Commercial truetype fonts for Western and Eastern European languages, Turkish, and Baltic. Based in Poland. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EversonMono for MacOs

Free Mac fonts in the EversonMono series for CSX, Celtic, Croatian, Cyrillic, Esperanto, Gaelic, Georgian, Greek, Icelandic, Inuktitut, Ogham, Romanian, Sami, and Turkish. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Eylul Eyloo

Turkish creator of Pilar Zeta (2012, display face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ezgi Aum

Istanbul-based designer of Maori (2013), a display typeface that builds on Maori ornaments. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ezgi Didem Dagci

Istanbul-based designer who made the experimental typeface Spectacles (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fahri Özkaramanli

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Faruk Akin

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]  ⦿

Fatih Gül

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]  ⦿

Fatih Sevimlikurt

Designer in Istanbul who created the pixel typeface GAF (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Figen Cicek

Figen Cicek (Ankara, Turkey) created the triangulated typeface Cube Font (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Filiz Sahin

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).

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

Font Empire Font Studio
[Ali Yasar Isgoren]

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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Turka

Font archive in Turkey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Lucas de Groot]

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:

  • Thesis (1994-1999) originally known as FF Thesis. This consists of many subfamilies all starting with the prefix The. Thesis includes TheAntiquaB (1999 Type Directors Club award), TheAntiquaE, TheAntiquaSun [TheAntiqua received a TypeArt 05 award], TheSans, The Sans Classic, The Sans Basic, The Sans Office, TheMix, The Mix Classic, The Mix Basic, The Mix Office, TheSerif, The Serif Classic, The Serif Basic, The Serif Office, The Sans Condensed, Thesis Mono, The Sans Mono, The Sans Mono Dc, The Sans Mono 11pitch, The Sans Mono Cd Office, The Sans Typewriter. An OEM was made for the SPD party called SPD 2002 TheSans. Grundfos TheSans (2007) is another commissioned font.
  • FF Nebulae, now LF Nebulae.
  • FF Jesus Loves You all, now LF Jesus Loves You all.
  • FF TheSansMono and others.
  • MoveMeMM (erotic multiple master font)
  • Agrofont (1997, for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries), Agro Sans, developed in collaboration with the Dutch design bureau Studio Dumbar.
  • Fohla Serif (2001, for a Brazilian newspaper in Sao Paulo: this collection includes a multiple master font, FohlaMM).
  • Spiegel and SpiegelSans (for Der Spiegel). Alkso called LF Spiegel Sans and LF Spiegel Serif. The Sans comes from Franklin Gothic, and the Serif from Linotype Roitation.
  • Sun (1997, for Sun Microsystems).
  • Taz (sans family, 2002), Taz III (2003, including a hairline weight) and Taz Text (for "taz", the magazine). Are these the same fonts as Tazzer and Tazzer Text? Taz has grown as fopllows: TazText, Taz CFondensed (2010), Taz Text Small Caps (2011), Taz Wide (2013-2014), Taz Textended (2013-2014).
  • LucPicto (dingbats for private use at FontFabrik). Not available to the world.
  • Volkswagen Headline and Volkswagen Copy (1996), extensions of Futura. Note: the other Volkswagen house font is VW Utopia, a descendant of Utopia.
  • Rondom (finished in the LF Punten family: Punten Straight, Punten Extremo and Punten Rondom).
  • Corpid III (sans family, 2002-2007, with support now for Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish).
  • BellSouth Basis, Serif and Bold, developed with Dutchman Roger van den Bergh.
  • LeMonde (2002, new headline family). An OEM family made for LeMonde in 2001 includes Lucas-Bold, Lucas-BoldItalic, Lucas-ExtraLight, Lucas-ExtraLightItalic, Lucas-Italic, Lucas-Light, Lucas-LightItalic, Lucas-SemiBold, Lucas-SemiBoldItalic, Lucas.
  • BolletjeWol (1997, Fontshop).
  • Transit and Transit Pict (both at FontShop).
  • MetaPlus (1993, with Erik Spiekermann).
  • Calibri and Consolas (2004), two OpenType font families designed for Microsoft's ClearType project (Latin, Greek and Cyrillic glyphs). Calibri received a TypeArt 05 award. Also, it won an award at the TDC2 2005 type competition. For a yet-to-be-revealed reason, Google decided to support a metric-compatible free clone of Calibri for its Chrome OS system, Lukasz Dziedzic's Carlito (2014).

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View Lucas de Groot's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Frédéric Rich

Frenchman (Rodilhan, b. 1984) who 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).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fredrick M. Nader
[Apostrophic Laboratory]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Furkan Akbayrak

Turkish creator of the hand-printed typeface Furro Script (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galina Andreevna Bannikova

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.

See here for a picture, which shows without a shadow of a doubt that she was Donald Rumsfeld's real mother. Alternate URL. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Arabic and Turkish font archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gayaneh Bagdasaryan

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Istanbul-based designer of the calligraphic typeface Mutlu Ornamental (1999-2002). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Gorkem Cetin]

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]  ⦿

Gencay Karakus

Istanbul-based designer who studies at Sabanci University. He created the minimalist sans typeface Bitpazari (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geray Gençer

Turkish graphic and type designer, b. 1971. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gezegen Balta

Bursa, Turkey-based graphic designer who made the floriated typeface Herseydir (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Apak

Student at Sabanci University, Turkey, b. 1989. She created the upright script typeface Muffin (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Evci

Uber-talented designer from Turkey who studied at iED in Firenze, Italy. She created several display typefaces in 2014, including Mohocey (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Serifglu

Turkish graphic designer in Dubai. She created the hand-drawn typeface Gizem's Sketch in 2013 using iFontmaker.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Ulusoy

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Gizem Ulusoy created the condensed vintage display typeface Centaur (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)
[Matt Chisholm]

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.

Check out his Alphabet Soup Project, which randomly mixes glyphs from several languages. Ljubljana in particular (2007), with its Greek, Cyrillic and Latin glyphs, is stunning.

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.

Home page. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Gokhan Cakir

Gokhan Cakir (Ankara, Turkey) designed the calligraphic typeface Callitic (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gonca Gulbahar

Istanbul-based creator of Layout Ruim (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gorkem Cetin

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Gorkem Isme

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the circuit typeface Pofi (2014), which was inspired by architecture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gorkem Tilic

Gorkem Tilic (Ankara, Turkey) created Tie alphabet and Shadow alphabet in 2010. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gökbey Uluc

Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typeface Orkun Firça (2008) that can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Yazi Kucuk]

Turkish design studio. Yazi Kucuk designed several grungy or playful display typefaces in 2012, all free. One font is called Dubbele Lijn. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Oghuzan Ocalan]

Oghuzan Ocalan (Gravitart Branding and Design) is a Turkish graphic designer who lives in Hanau, Germany. Cofounder of the Turkish Typographic Society in 2010.

He created the futuristic experimental typeface Upstract (2009), the ultra-fat counterless Tombul (2010), and the organic pair of faces Badona (2009).

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

Gui Machiavelli

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

Gulay Inceoglu

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).

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

Gulnur Dogan

Izmit, Turkey-based designer who created a few typographic images of cars in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gulzada Serzhan

Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typeface Turik Bitig (2010, free). This typeface was later adapted by Emir Yasin Sari and is discussed at the Türik Bitig web site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gunes Ozcan

Visual artist and illustrator in Ankara, Turkey, who created the experimental typeface Planet (2013). Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gülce Baycik

Gülce Baycik (b. 1990, Istanbul) studied visual communication at Sabanci University in Turkey. Today, she designs type from her base in Kodikoy, Istanbul.

In 2012, she created the high-contrast decorative typeface Mr. Victoria. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Free Turkish fonts for the PC: Courier-New and Times-New-Roman families. [Google] [More]  ⦿

H. Emin Gokceoglu

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.

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

Halit Açıkgöz

Turkish designer of the bouncy squarish font Halit (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hans J. Simon Verlag

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]  ⦿

Hans Reichel

Born in Hagen, NRW, Germany, in 1949, Hans Reichel died in 2011 in his studio in Wuppertal. Musician and type designer.

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.

Reichel also made the successful FF Dax sans serif family (1995-1997), which as byproducts included FF Daxline (2005) and FF Dax Compact (2004).

Typefaces by Reichel that are less in the limelight include FF Routes (2001, dingbats) and FF Schmalhans.

Old home page. Klingspor link. FontShop link.

His typefaces showcased. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Harun Köktürk

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the dot matrix typeface Folt (2014) and the hand-printed typeface Nodül (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hasan Calp

Istanbul-based graphic designer who created the display typeface Cadde (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hayrullah Yorganci

Creator of a psychedelic typographic poster called Typographic classic cars (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heter publisher

Free Tatar truetype font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hikmet Guler

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Ibrahim Eraslan

Afyonkarahisar, Turkey-based designer of a free AI format graffiti / tattoo font called Efas Calligraphy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Celiktemur

Designer based in Istanbul. He made a custom typeface for the band Stateless. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Keysan

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]  ⦿

Ihap Hulusi Görey

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]  ⦿


Turkish font site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilayda Emirzeoglu

Based in Istanbul, Ilayda Emirzeoglu designed several display typefaces in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilke Karademir

Ilke Karademir (Izmir, Turkey) created the bold monoline techno typeface IGN in 2014 while studying visual communication design. IGN is based on IGN's logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilker Ture

Istanbul-based Creator of a nice typographic Istanbul poster (2010). [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]  ⦿

Inka Menne

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]  ⦿

Ipek Bahar

During her studies in Istanbul, Ipek Bahar created the dripping blood font Korku (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ipek Cetin

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]  ⦿

Irem Ustaoglu

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the multiline display typeface Moeiety (2014) and the poster typeface Crackle (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Istanbul Fontfabrik
[Alper Ide]

Alper Ide (Istanbul Fontfabrik) is the Turkish designer of Kirschbaum (2008). He lives in Istanbul. [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]  ⦿


Turkish designer of the simple hand-printed typeface Iwfxv02 (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jawad Hamdan

Istanbul-based designer of the monoline circle0based sans typeface Core (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaan Topaloglu

Turkish graphic designer in Izmir, who made DropFont (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kagan Kazakci

During his studies at Haceteppe University in Ankara, Turkey, Kagan Kazakci the playful font Meltinfo (2013) as well as some geometric Olympic Pictograms (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Portman
[Deep Blue]

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Korhan Eser

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey. Creator of Tinymenz on My Roof (2014), a free comic book font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kök Turki alphabet

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]  ⦿

Kupa Asi

Turkish site that describes the art deco movement. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kutan Ural

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).

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

Laval Chabon

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.

Dafont link. Fontspace link. Aka Leaurend-Lavie-Hyppere (Laval) Chabon and as Joseph Rosaire Laval Frandey Leaurend Lavie Hyper Chabom. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lee Waterman
[rzrarti (or: Saint Never)]

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Lucas de Groot

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Lucas de Groot

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[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.

FontShop link. Klingspor link.

View the typefacee library at Lucasfonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

[Sebastian Kempgen]

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]  ⦿

Mahmut Bulut

Programmer and typographer in Eskisehir, Turkey. He created the brushy typeface No Mercy (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martyna Szczepanska

Istanbul and Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Buttons (2014) and the hairline condensed display typeface Martyrzka (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Chisholm
[Glyphobet (was: mattt's fonts)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Mehmet Dogan]

Cypriot type designer Mehmet Dogan runs MD-Type in Mersin, Cyprus. Creator of the rounded squarish typeface family MD Type Rounded (2012), which also covers Turkish. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Abaci
[Studio Typo]

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Mehmet Dogan

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Mehmet Gozetlik

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Mehmet Oguz Arikan

During his studies in Istanbul, Mehmet Oguz Arikan designed the display typeface Agaga (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Reha Tugcu

Istanbul-based designer of 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]  ⦿

Memet Emre Acikgoz

Istanbul, Turkey-based creator of the circle-inspired typeface Retrospective (2014). Behance link. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mengü Ertel

Turkish graphic designer, b. 1931, Istanbul, d. 2000.

Link with pics of his posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mercan Alper

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).

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

Meric Kostem

Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created the attractive octagonal display typeface Baklava (2013). He also made the vector-format octagonal font Diamond (2013).

Hellofont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merve Yildiz

Graphic designer in Istanbul who made the semi-stenciled Latin corporate typeface Bit Pazari in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mesut Ugurlu

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]  ⦿

Mesut Ugurlu

Art director in Istanbul who created the arch-inspired typeface Mardin (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Metin Akin

Istanbul-based designer of the display typeface Emin Barin Anitkabir (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mikail Karaman

Designer of an untitled sharp-edged typeface in 2014. Mikail is based in Malatya, Turkey. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mine Oktay

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of Katre (2013), a curvaceous typeface designed during her graphic design studies at Bilkent University. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mine Yildirim

Graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey. Creator of a few typefaces such as Cube (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Minority languages of Russia on the Net
[Esa Anttikoski]

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

  • Eurasian fonts for Bashkir, Buryat, Chuvash, Kalmyk and Tatar (Cyrillic): Bookman Eurasian, Chancery Eurasian, Gothic Eurasian, Mono Eurasian, Palladio Eurasian, Roman Eurasian, Sans Eurasian, Sans Condensed Eurasian, Schoolbook Eurasian. The original fonts were created by URW++, the Cyrillic part by Valek Filippov, and were modified by Esa Anttikoski. These fonts can be distributed and modified freely in accordance with the GNU General Public License.
  • Kildin fonts for the Kildin Saami dialect: Bookman Kildin, Mono Kildin, Roman Kildin, Sans Kildin.
  • Mansi fonts for the Mansi language: Schoolbook Mansi.
  • Paleoasian fonts for Chukchi, Eskimo, Itelmen, Ket, Koryak and Nivkh: ER Bukinist Paleoasian, ER Univers Paleoasian.
  • Sakha fonts for Dolgan and Yakut: Bookman Sakha, Chancery Sakha, Gothic Sakha, Mono Sakha, Palladio Sakha, Roman Sakha, Sans Sakha, Sans Condensed Sakha, Schoolbook Sakha.
  • Sayan-Altai fonts for Altai, Khakas and Shor: Chancery Sayan-Altai, Roman Sayan-Altai, Schoolbook Sayan-Altai.
  • Uralic fonts for Altai, Khanty, Komi, Mari, Nenets, Selkup and Udmurt: Bookman Uralic, Chancery Uralic, Gothic Uralic, Mono Uralic, Palladio Uralic, Roman Uralic, Sans Uralic, Sans Condensed Uralic, Schoolbook Uralic, Zagadka.
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Mockup Zone
[Mucahit Gayiran]

Istanbul-based designer of Bedesten Script (2015, copperplate script in the style of Snell Roundhand but made by hand). Creative Market link. Personal web site Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Molloy Han

Turkish designer of the hand-printed typeface Karaoglan (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mucahit Gayiran
[Mockup Zone]

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Murat Yegul

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.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Celik

Istanbul-based creator of a fashion mag typeface in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Eren Tolga

Based in Eskisehir, turkey, Mustafa Eren Tolga designed the modular monoline typeface Hello World (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Kural

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).

Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Sarsay

Turkish designer of the pay pixel typeface MyMS (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Müge Mahmutçavuşoglu

During her studies in Istanbul, Müge Mahmutçavuşoglu created Deve Slab (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Müge Mahmutçavusoglu

Istanbul-based student-designer of the squarish typeface Column Sans (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mya Mya

Turkish visual artist who made the hairline sans typeface Thin White Duke (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Myrthe Hopmans

Designer in Noorden, The Netherlands, who created a typographic poster entitled Istanbul (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Naci Kucukkaya
[Yazýtipi Dosyalarý]

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Naci Mert

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the sans typeface Meselesi (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Namik Kemal Sarikavak

Turkish type designer. His work includes some pixel faces, as well as the angular NKS Kesim (2010), the pixelish stencil typeface NKS Bes Nokta (2010), and NKS Sergi94. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Naz Kisnisci

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Naz Kisnisci designed Desert Icons (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nebal Colpan

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created Leaf Sans (2013), a foliate typeface.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Onur Fatih Yazicigil]

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 humanistic 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.

Typedia link. Google plus link.

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.

A conversation with Onur Yazicigil. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Nihat Feyizoglu

Turkish designer of Nihat (2010, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nilsu Gaygusuz

Student at Bilkent University in Ankara who created a typographic poster called Insomnia (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oghuzan Ocalan

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Oguzcan Kaganoguzbeyoglu

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]  ⦿

Oguzcan Kaganoguzbeyoglu

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Oguzhan Cengiz

Istanbul-based designer of Elen Sans (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Oguzcan Kaganoguzbeyoglu]

Designer of an experimental Turkish corporate alphabet in 2010, inspired by Koert van Mensvoort's Corporate Alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Olga Mustecaplioglu

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the fat round bubblegum sans typeface Tombik (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omer Köse

Ömer Köse is a Turkish student at Erciyes üniversitesi, b. 1986. Dafont link. Creator of the dot matrix typeface LCD Dot (2008), made with the help of FontStruct. Aka BlackX. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Fatih Yazicigil

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Onur Gulkoken

Art director in Istanbul who created the squarish typeface Merhaba (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orcan Ogetbil

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]  ⦿

Orkun Destici

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the counterless geometric typeface Moova (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Orkun Kiziltay

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of Make 5 (2014), an engineering-inspired typographic illusration. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osman Tülü

Turkish type designer and typographer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Özgün Karatürk

Istanbul-based designer of the cubist typeface The Picasso (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozge Genc

During her studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts Academy, Ozge Genc (Istanbul, Turkey) created Larva Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozgu Uzun

Turkish creator of the eroded typeface Spanish Stencil (2013), which is not a stencil typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozgür Ozserin

Özgür Özserin is a Turkish art director who lives in London. Behance link. Creator of the free angular display typeface Kimpet (2008-2010).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozlem Ozkal

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]  ⦿

Philippe Cochy

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.

Fontsquirrel link. Open Font Library link. Kernest link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Newer OFL link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre A. MacKay

Pierre A. MacKay presents some Turkish metafonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Omer is based in Izmir, Turkey, where he is a self-declared graffiti artist, b. 1995. He designed the angry hand-drawn gothic typeface "ar" (sic) in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quartet Systems
[Eric Wannin]

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.

Multilingual fonts. They cover Braille, East European languages, Turkish, Baltic, Cyrillic, Icelandic and Greek. According to the Google] [More]  ⦿

Raif Ceyhun Sahin

Istanbul-based creator of the good-looking fat pixel typeface Pika (2011). Behance link. He completed his design education at Sabanci University in Istanbul. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Turkish creator of the handwriting font rchrdskjmr's handwriting (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Reha Dogan

Istanbul-based designer of Bozkir Type (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Repro Cemýl Font Serýsý

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]  ⦿

Reysi Leon

Visual communication designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Zorro Display (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

rzrarti (or: Saint Never)
[Lee Waterman]

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]  ⦿

Sadegul Bal

Istanbul-based designer of the creamy script typeface Sade (2014) and the crayon typeface Kahve (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sait Maden

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).

His typefaces include an organic sans and a tall didone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sait Yilmaz

Designer in Istanbul, Turkey. He made Outliney (2008, 3d hand-drawn), Puru (2008, a fat minimalist face---his best in my view), Fontobox (2008) and Pixart (2008). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Salih Yücebas

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]  ⦿


Turkish site with these fonts: STVMyriadBlack, STVMyriadBlackItalic, STVMyriadBold, STVMyriadLight, STVMyriadLightItalic, STVMyriadNormal, all Turkish versions by Adobe of Myriad. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarp Sozdinler

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.

Creator of the octagonal typeface family Tarnated (2012), which is based on vintage lettering by American artist Ed Ruscha. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Şükrü Çerçi

Art teacher in Urfa, Turkey. Creator of the bilined Latin typeface Tasarim (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sebastian Kempgen

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Secil Iskit

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the grungy typeface Camponent (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seckin Hatipoglu

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Selin Cinar

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the alchemic typeface Axsttype (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selin Dönmez

Istanbul-based student designer (at Sabanci University), with Başak Aras, of the the 1980's style techno typeface Synth Break (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selman Hosgor

Graphic designer and illustrator in Istanbul. Creator of some beautiful typographic artwork in 2013. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Senim Yildirim

During her studies in Istanbul, Senim Yildirim designed a grid-based typeface called Geosy (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sercan Sargül

Istanbul-based graphic design on faculty of Fine arts in Kutahya Dumlupinar University. He created Peignotian magazine font in 2011. Devian Tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serdar Altunoglu

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.

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

Serkan Kosemek

Graphic, textile and fashion designer in Istanbul, who created the ornamental caps typeface T-Connection (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serkan Toros

Turkish creator of the minimalist monoline sans typeface Corbis (2012). Its design is based on the Corbis logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serra Kiziltas

During her graphic design studies in Istanbul, Serra Kiziltas created an untitled display typeface (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sertunc Ergun

Creative director in Istanbul, who designed the geometric sans typeface Minnos (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sevda Kacti

During Sevda's studies in Eskisehir, Turkey, she created the hand-drawn typeface Joan Miro (2014), which is inspired by Joan Miro's work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sezgin Bulut

Antalya, Turkey-based designer of Monkey Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Siiri Tännler

Graphic Design student in 2012 at the Fachklasse Grafik in Luzern, Switzerland. Creator of the modular typeface Bakelit (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinan Alpaslan

Istanbul-based graphic designer. Behance link. He created the organic typeface Sharp (2011). Poster entitled Kuresel is anma (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinan Ozdemir

Istanbul-based designer who created a typographic pig in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Southern Software Inc. (SSi)

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]  ⦿

Studio Typo
[Mehmet Abaci]

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 Grotesk, 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.

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

Suleyman Yazki

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.

Behance link. Old URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tamer Köseli

Designer from Istanbul, who was born in Fribourg, Switzerland, in 1985.

He created an organic display typeface called Doku (2011), which can be downloaded here. Enso (2011) is a rounded stencil face. Zarif (2012) is a versatile caps typeface.

In 2012, he set up the commercial foundry Tamer Koseli. Even so, his typeface Patterns (2013, dedicated link to Forage Press) is free.

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

Taner Ardali

Turkish art director and graphic designer in Istanbul. Work page. Creator of the Embrio family of sans faces in 2009. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatar language

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]  ⦿

Tatarstan Internetta

Free Tatar truetype font. Click in lower left corner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taygun Kurtulus

Born in 1988, Taygun Kurtulus studies computer engineering at Istanbul University.

Creator of the counterless multi-shaded typeface Newtime (2010).

Behance link. Behance link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Masters of Turkish Design

The masters of Turkish graphic and type design since the 1950s, according to Christopher Çolak's presentation during ATypI 2012 Hong Kong:

  • Ihap Hulusi Görey (1898-1986).
  • Emin Barin (1913-1987).
  • Sait Maden (1932-2013).
  • Mengü Ertel (1931-2000).
  • Yurdaer Altintas (b. 1935).
  • Bülent Erkmen (b. 1947)
  • Esen Karol (b. 1968).
  • Yetkin Basarir (b. 1971).
  • Geray Gençer (b. 1971).
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Tilde (was: AG Fonts)

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).

View Tilde's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Tommaso Bovo

Tommaso Bovo (Florence, Italy) created Istanbul (2013), a typeface inspired by the city.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Toughluck Fonts

Creators of the shattered glyph typeface tl quix (2007). Home page in Turkey. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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).

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Tugce Evirgen

Istanbul-based designer of the artsy geometric typeface ARC Sans (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿


A 555K file with about 25 Turkish truetype fonts including Arial, Courier and Times families from Adobe and/or Monotype. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Turkish Designs: Digitizations by Dick Pape
[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]  ⦿

Turkish download selections

Freeware Turkish-English Truetype fonts. Direct download. The fonts include America, Bahamas, Banff, CasperOpenFace, Cupertino, DawnCastle, Erie, Frankenstein, HPArial, HPTimes-New-Roman. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Turkish Freeware and Shareware Selections

Archive contains freeware English-Turkish truetype fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Turkish lira symbol

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.

Discussion by Turkish designers (in Turkish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Turkish Software

Several Turkish font packages can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Turkish Typographic Society

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]  ⦿

Türkçe Font

Archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Alexander Nedelev]

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.

Behance link. MyFonts link. Old URL. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Hikmet Guler]

Typodisiac is a free font foundry (est. 2011) run by Hikmet Guler, a freelance designer in Istanbul. Behance link. His creations:

  • Dunn (2011) is a modular geometric typeface. The letters are created by modifications of only rounded rectangles.
  • Dash (2011) is a multiline circular-arc based typeface.
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Ufuk Usta

Talented illustrator in Istanbul. Creator of the sans typeface X Height Medium (2013) and of the experimental triangular typeface Pyramid (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ugur Islim

Turkish designer who lives in Istanbul. Creator of the ornamental family Neo Orient Type (2011) and of Neo Orient Initials (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ugur Matban

Turkish creator of Pixelia (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ulduz Tugrul Çavdar

Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typeface Köktürkish (1996) that can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ulusal Okul

Mersin-based Turkish designer (b. 1969) of UlusalOkul.Comizgili (2006), a handwriting face, with lines, useful for teaching. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

UNESCO Kazakhstan

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]  ⦿

Unicode ISO 8859

Description of character sets.

  • 8859-1 Europe, Latin America (Afrikaans, Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Faeroese, Finnish, French, German, Galician, Irish, Icelandic, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish.)
  • 8859-2 Eastern Europe
  • 8859-3 SE Europe
  • 8859-4 Scandinavia (mostly covered by 8859-1 also)
  • 8859-5 Cyrillic
  • 8859-6 Arabic
  • 8859-7 Greek
  • 8859-8 Hebrew
  • 8859-9 Latin5, same as 8859-1 except for Turkish instead of Icelandic
  • 8859-10 Latin6, for Eskimo/Scandinavian languages
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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, 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), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).

MyFonts lists their bestsellers. Catalog of their faces [large web page warning]. Another catalog of URW's typefaces.

Eight-minute corporate movie produced in the summer of 2014. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Utku Civelek

Turkish designer, who, during his studies in Firenze, Italy, created the technical typeface Civelek (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Utku Kurt

Utku Kurt (Istanbul, Turkey) created the free blackletter typeface Blackrom (2014), which was inspired by Fette Fraktur. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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]  ⦿

Volkan Ölmez

Graphic designer in Istanbul. On Behance, one can view his squarish artsy Muscle Font (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Istanbul-based creator of the grotesk typeface Newold (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Fahri Özkaramanli]

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]

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.

Old MyFonts link. Creative Market link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

WorldScript Macintosh Support

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]  ⦿

Yaman Terzioglu

Istanbul-based creator of the pixel typeface Constituent (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasemin Ezberci

Turkish designer, b. 1985. She created the simple handwriting typeface Yasemin Sans (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yavuz Ozturk

Turkish creator of the round sans comic book typeface Tahtelbahir Komik (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yavuz Selim Can

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]  ⦿

Yavuz Tanyeri

Turkish designer of the old Turkic script typeface Gokturk (1999) that can be downloaded here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yazi Kucuk

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Yazi Tipi

Turkish archive with over 7000 fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yazýtipi Dosyalarý
[Naci Kucukkaya]

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]  ⦿

Yesim Endes

Istanbul-based creator of a hilarious type poster called Typeman (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yetkin Basarir

Turkish graphic designer, b. 1971. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yigit Uyrac

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]  ⦿

Yildiray Atas

Turkish graphic designer who made a colorful typographic poster called Pantone (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yildrim Cakmakci

Based in Istanbul, Yildrim Cakmakci created the alchemic typeface Space (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yurdaer Altintas

Turkish graphic and type designer, b. 1935. He created many posters. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zafer Degerli

Istanbul-based designer of the free connect-the-dots typeface Polytype (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zeynep Yildirim

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.

Designer of Venice Door Dingbats (2012) and Colombo (2012, text face). Creator of the typeface Matilda (2012) at The Cooper Union.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿