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Type design in Turkey


[Ahmet Altun]

Turkish type designer in Izmir (b. 1964) who sells through MyFonts. Ahmet graduated from Hacettepe University in 1989. He founded the commercial type foundry Aatype.

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 display 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 (a geometric organic minimalist sans family in four weights).

Typefaces from 2015: Racon (weathered type, perhaps letterpress emulation), Masif (heavy brush script renamed Pitos after 24 hours, most likely after a complaint from Monotype which markets a Steve Matteson font called Massif---Ahmet should have ignored that request as Monotype itself ignored Jean Joveneaux, who created another font called Massif in 1957, decades before Matteson's font), Deepika (swashy script), Tropen.

Typefaces from 2017: Buket (an 18-font collection including Marquee, Roman Shiny, Fat Sketch, Script, Decorative Shiny, Basic Retro, and Prismatic).

Typefaces from 2018: Narin. A geometric sans family with rounded corners.

Typefaces from 2019: Revello (hand-painted and layered), Festivo Clean, Salve (a monoline script), Urfa (an 18-style sans family).

Typefaces from 2020: Izmir (a 44-style geometric sans family), Grand Sword (a decorative all caps typeface).

Typefaces from 2021: Urfa Rounded (an 18-style rounded elliptical sans).

Typefaces from 2022: Sarmal (a great handlettered interlocking poster typeface), Punkto (an 18-style geometric sans).

View Ahmed Altun's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Abdullah Cakmakoglu

Valencia, Spain-based designer of a hipster typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Abdusselam Ondin

Istanbul-based designer of the free organic sans typeface Lamon (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Adem Tas

Konya, Turkey-based designer of the pixelish typefaces Admtas (2017) and Incomplete (2017), and the water or gas pipe typeface Pipe (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Afra Beyza Biyik

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the display sans typeface Afrantik (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Agit Akbulut

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the monolinear sans typeface Minight (2020), the tape font Birik (2020), the all caps sans typeface Bosno (2020) and the display typeface Seconding (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmed Cekic

Bursa, Turkey-based textile designer. In 2015, he created the free decorative typeface ROTF. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Ahmet Alper

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

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Ahmet Altun

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Ahmet Burak Bal

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

Ahmet Faruk Sahin

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the script typeface Spike (2020, with Yasin Karabey). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Faruk Sahin

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of these brush script typefaces in 2019: Pastime, Rose, Solo (dry brush), Bequest, West (dry brush), Forest, Style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ahmet Salih Say

As a student at Uskudar University, Ahmet Salih Say (Istanbul, Turkey) designed the knife-edged typeface Hircin (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akif Uyar

Istanbul-based desigfner of Aztek (2015). Behance link. [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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Alara Selin Murkozoglu

Istanbul-based cdesigner of the triangulated typeface Gently (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alessandro (Alex) Segalini

Freelance Italian graphic designer, 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. Initially, he worked in Rome, with interests extending across linguistics, book design, information design, calligraphy, lettering, visual identities, and designing with multiple languages. In 2005, he took a position as graphic design instructor at the Department of Graphic Design of Bilkent University (Bilkent, Ankara, Turkey). In 2007, he took a position at the Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. In 2010 he co-founded ISType, a lecture and workshop series devoted to encouraging typographic literacy in Turkey. Presently he teaches typography and type design at Texas State University, School of Art & Design. He is the typographer and graphic designer for Contra Mundum Press (CMP), a boutique publisher based in New York and Paris that specializes in world literature and other genres.

He created these typefaces:

  • A like Animals (2003). Also called A di Animali, this is an experimental typeface done together with illustrator Anna Donadelli.
  • 5G (2002). Handwriting.
  • Custom types: 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), and Phoebus (custom sailing boat vinyl lettering).
  • Limerick was designed in 2006 together with Marek Brzozowski.
  • 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).

At ICTVC 2007, he spoke about 20th century Bodonians. Typophile link. Alessandro's page with hundreds of useful links. Behance link. Klingspor link. Home page. PDF file with samples of his fonts. [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 Can Ozturk

Bolu, Turkey-based designer (b. 1992) of the fine squarish typeface Two Draw World (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Derinogullu

Graphic designer in Istanbul. Creator of the free slab serif typeface Derinogullu (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Güzel

Turkish type designer who specializes in experimental fonts. In 2021, he released Goygoy (a condensed organic sans), Fragment (an angular typeface seemingly made by superimposing triangles), Amorphic and Bebek. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ali Kaan Atasever

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer in Eskisehir, Turkey, who designed a monoline hand-printed typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ali Malik Akcay

Turkish designer of the display typeface Traptik (2016). [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]  ⦿

Alp Eren Tekin

Designer of The Experimental Boredom Mono Type (2018), which was designed on some basic rectangular and circular grids following Josef Albers' methods in the Bauhaus. It was a school project in Istanbul. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alper Cakici
[Umka Type]

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Alper Ide
[Istanbul Fontfabrik]

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Alper Tunga Sen

Art director in Istanbul, who created the playful handcrafted typeface Didit in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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, who now resides in Pornic, France. 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). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Altay Dagistan

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Amir Asgari

Iranian graphic designer who lived in Turkey and after a stint in Washington Park, WA, he is now based in Germany. He graduated from B.A Hacettepe University in Ankara in 2012, and from the Mirak Fine Art School in Tabriz, Iran, in 2005. His typefaces:

  • The pixel typeface Overpixel (2012).
  • Qewek (2021). A thin slab serif.
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Anil Mortas

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the pointillist typeface Ink Drop Type (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Animour Studio

Istanbul-based designer of the nice connected calligraphic / signature typeface Sharpen Script (2016) and the handcrafted Charming Sans (2016), Charming (2016), and Ladybug (2016). [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). 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. In 2023, he designed Literal for an international brand identity called Literal. Additional links: Behance link for Public Gothic. Antrepo4. A2591. Behance link for Modul. Video of his TypeCon 2011 presentation. TED talk. Medium publication. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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. The name Apostrophe comes from a Frank Zappa song. 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). A spoof on Comic Sans, this family includes Komika Hand and Komika Text.
  • 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, active ca. 1999. The fonts covered 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]  ⦿

Arodora Type
[Serdar Ozturk]

Sakarya, Turkey-based designer of the free display typeface Memba (2018), the free modular typeface family Ocean (2018), the elegant poster sans typeface Fancy (2019), and the display sans typeface Reva (2019).

In 2020, he released Gabara Sans (in 20 styles), Monas Grotesk (in 20 styles), Eymen Pro (an 18-style quirky sans), Arodora Pro (a 16-style geometric sans family) and Memba (a free techno sans).

Typefaces from 2021: Actay (a 60-style geometric grotesque), Plena (an 18-style all caps techno family), Mavel (a 48-style semi-formal sans with some contrast), Kurye (a 20-style organic geometric sans), Gatter Sans (an 18-style humanist sans with small contrast), Rota (a free geometric sans in 20 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Özhan Yurtseven]

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the modular typeface Arpa (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Ceyhun Birinci]

Type designer in Antalya (or Istanbul), Turkey, 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).

In 2017, he designed the 162-style geometric sans typeface family Artegra Sans, which covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. He added the 54-font family Artegra Slab later in 2017. Near the end of 2017, he designed the squarish Latin typeface Kufica, which is based on the Arabic kufic style.

Typefaces from 2018: Millard (a transitional typeface family), Caldina (a rounded sans family), Suprema (geometric sans in 14 styles; it features horizontal and vertical terminal cuts).

Typefaces from 2020: Dexa Pro (a 72-style workhorse sans), Artegra Soft, Habanera (a semi-geometric sans family with Outline and Rounded subfamilies).

Typefaces from 2021: Dexa Round (an 18-style rounded sans family), Anatolian (a 12-style octagonal slab serif), Procerus (an 18-style ultra-compressed movie credit font family).

Fontspring link. Behance link. . Home page of Ceyhun Birinci. Fontspring link. Fontsquirrel link. Behance link for Artegra Type. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Artistic and Unique
[Osman Taner Kucukgenc]

Turkish designer of these typefaces:

  • Asherah (a slab serif).
  • Agentic (2021). An 18-style elephant feet serif.
  • Alpha Wolf (2021). A slab serif.
  • The display typeface Animus (2020).
  • Artum (2020). A steam punk typeface with a Basque capital A.
  • Asherah (2021). A 12-style slab serif.
  • Bosphorus (2019). An octagonal athletic shirt font.
  • The stylized almost Tuscan display typeface Corvus (2020).
  • Cosmopolis (2021). A 24-style sans family.
  • Crypto Code (2012). a 12-style octagonal circuit board font family.
  • Diabolus (2020). A threatening spurred decorative serif.
  • Dusty Boots (2020). A vintage spurred bike gang typeface.
  • Epidemia (2020). A 15-style sans.
  • Geomatic (2020). A geometric sans in 20 styles.
  • Homeric (2021). A vintage wedge serif.
  • Horus (2020). A 12-style mini-wedge serif family.
  • Icarus (2020). A 4-style steam punk serif with wedgy gas pipe terminals.
  • Illuminatum (2020). A vintage typeface.
  • The wedge serif antiqua typeface Inferno (2020).
  • Librarium (2020). A 12-style ball terminal-laden typeface.
  • Lone Wolf (2020). A vintage typeface.
  • The text typeface family Lunaris (2020).
  • Metallum (2020). A dystopian wedge serif.
  • The roman typeface Morpheus Dream (2020).
  • Moviemania (2020). A 12-style monoline display sans.
  • Nigrum (2020). A 12-style geometric sans.
  • Omenica (2021). A 12-style vintage serif.
  • Optimus (2021). An 188-style vintage serif.
  • Pandorica-Sans (2020). A 12-style display sans.
  • Polyphonicus (2020). A twelve-style display sans.
  • Prodigium (2020). A 13-style monolinear sans family.
  • Proximus (2020). A 12-style low contrast sans family in which even the Light weight is bold.
  • The medieval font family Quadrim (2020).
  • Relica (2021). An 18-style roundish bold serif family.
  • Sapientia (2020). A rounded old style serif familiy in tweleve styles.
  • The rounded monline typeface family Shibui (2020).
  • Sidus (2020). A 12-style wedge serif typeface.
  • Superstellar (2021). A modular sci-fi typeface.
  • Temporis (2020). An 18-style bracketed serif.
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Asena Kaya

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Asena Kaya designed a display alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Asli Caglar

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

Asli Narin

At the Unıversty of Bilken, Ankara, Turkey-based Asli Narin designed an inky calligraphic alphabet (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ataberk Akalin

During his studies in Izmir, Turkey, Ataberk Akalin created the logotype Pimapen (2016), the stencil typeface Sax (2016) and the striped typeface Gevrek (2016). [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]  ⦿

Atakan Caliskan

During his studies at Yasar University, Izmai, Turkey-based Atakan Caliskan designed the logotype face Rubicon (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Atasay Ugras

During her studies in Istanbul, Atasay Ugras designed the shaded display typeface Blazed (2015). [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]  ⦿

Ayca Atalay

Istanbul, Turkey-based type designer. She releassed her first typeface, Newcraft Serif in 2016, and published Benedicte Script and Rawbrush later that year.

Typefaces from 2017: The handcrafted typefaces Aardwork, Jackrabbit, Goodwill Script, and the supermarket signage typeface Signface.

Typefaces from 2018: Toote Sweet, Paperboy (a playful hand-drawn serif), Madfish.

Typefaces from 2019: Message in a Bottle, Destined (a brushed font and a signature script), Diamonds & Pearls (a signature script), Cake & Cutie, Think Cosmic (script), Polytones, Qliché (a thick monoline script), Modern Society (a monolinear rounded display sans), Bisquit, Ever After, Bellissimi (script).

Typefaces from 2020: Metaphysica (a futuristic typeface with purposeful glitches), Coquillette, Radian (an information design sans), Ink Tonic (an SVG brush font), Easy Notes (a fat finger font), The Twenties, Wildcard.

Typefaces from 2021: Hydrella (a sans with sharp terminals; includes a variable font), Verstyle (a 6-style sans), Verstyle (a 6-style sans).

Typefaces from 2022: Prose Sans (an 8-style wide display sans and variable font family), Gardo Grotesk (a grotesk display typeface with serious ink traps). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ayca Ozgur

Istanbul-based designer of Thin Sans (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayda Ekin Mete

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Ayda Ekin Mete designed the circular experimential typeface Nubia Smartphone (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aylin Karaman

Istanbul-based designer of the striking slab serif typeface family Humble (2016). Her fonts can be bought at You Work For Them and Creative Market. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aylin Sert

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Pi L Jackson (2016, a sharp-edged script), Amsterdam (2016, a screaming poster typeface), Sweet (2016, brush font), and Maria (2016, brush typeface). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ayse Kap

During her studies, Ayse Kap (Istanbul, Turkey) created the foliate typeface Strelitzia (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aysegul Dere

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

Aytac Tektas

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the ball terminal-themed typeface Vinyl (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aytekin Arikan

Aka Semiotica. Istanbul-based designer of the ine Tech Inn Line Icon font (2016). Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baglama Icin Türküler

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

Balkon Creative Studio
[Onur Guvener]

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free elegant rounded sans poster typeface Bodrum (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Banu Karaduman

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

Banu Koc

At Mersin University in Turkey, Banu Koc designed the display typeface Alfabe (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baran Sen

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

Baris Ciftci

Wroclaw (and before that, Warsaw), Poland-based designer of the vampire or snake tongue script font Dianthus (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Baris Gökgöz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the squarish modular typeface Padlock (2016) and the grid-based octagonal typeface Endless (2016). [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 1980's style techno typeface Synth Break (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bayan Majed

At Dar Al-Hekma university, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia-based Bayan Majed designed the Latin display typeface Mare (2019). [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]  ⦿

Bedirhan Agac

Istanbuul-based designer of the angry modular typeface Pasif Agresif (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Begum Guloglu

Turkish designer of a circle-themed typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Begüm Bahcecik

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

Belin Tanal

Ankara, Turkey-based creator of a gridded typeface family in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bengisu Acar

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Bengisu Acar created the modular computer emulation typeface Majesty (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bengisu Kavala

As a student at Izmir University of Economics, Bengisu Kavala (Izmir, Turkey) designed the minimalist sans typeface Adam Regular (2016). Blogspot link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berat Namli

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of Leukocyte (2019). [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]  ⦿

Berk Solmaz

Istanbul, Turkey-based student-designer of Anatomy (2018) and Bork (2018: a nibbed calligraphic typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berkay Kir

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the space age font Galaxy (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berkcan Ergin

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the grungy typeface Limbo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Berna Dortpinar

Berna Dortpinar was born in Istanbul in 1990. She graduated from Isik University in 2015, and created the display typeface Hipsta in 2015. In 2015, she also designed the deco typeface Classy. [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]  ⦿

Black Colt

Turkish designer of the script typeface Fundam (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

BNF Type Foundry
[Dogu Kaya]

BNF (or: Brave New Fonts) Type Foundry was established by Dogu Kaya as a collaborative venue for new designers in Istanbul in 2015. Its initial fonts, all free and made by Dogu Kaya, include Five Pixel (2011), Type02 (2015, constructivist), Type03 (2015, constructivist stencil), and Kollektif (2015, a free low-contrast geometric sans).

Dogu Kaya is a graphic designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who created Oh My Gosh (2011, fat octagonal), Fil (2011, sans display face), Five Pixel (free), Kasa (octagonal and monospaced, seemingly for computer programs), Rounded (a monospaced face), and Horoz Unicase in 2011. In 2015, he created the free geometric sans typeface family Kollektif.

Behance link. Behance link fr Dogu Kaya. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bold Type Istanbul

Fatih Hardal and Muhittin Gunes (Bold Type Istanbul) both graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. They co-designed the sans typeface families Bold Type Modern (2018) and Bold Type Grotesk (2018).

Behance link for Fatih Hardal. Behance link for Muhittin Gunes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bora Uz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Norm Round Stencil (2018). [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 Can

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the circle-based sans typeface Connection (2019) and the splendid multiline textured typeface Katman (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Cinar

Turkish designer. Behance link.

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

Burak Gökcen

Brixlegg, Austria-based creator of the free vector format rounded sans typeface SNO (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Güngör

Turkish creator of the display typeface family Matrix (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Kütük

Istanbul-based designer of the outlined typeface Kriptosanse (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Ozcan

Istanbul-based designer of the square-shaped Boxtype (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burak Yurur

Istanbul-based designer of a generative prismatic typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burcu Cetin

Istanbul-based graphic designer. In 2016, she created several all caps display alphabets, including an emoji-themed alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Burcu Gocemen

During her studies, Izmir, Turkey-based Burcu Gocemen designed the modular typeface Inspire (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Busra Akinci

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

Busra Bat

During his studies in Izmir, Turkey, Busra Bat created the wavy outlined typeface Ince Bel Sans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Busra Kiral

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the Peignotian typeface King Serif (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Busra Nur Yilmaz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Deniz Yosunu (2018), a handcrafted typeface emulating seaweed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Busra Ozturk

Bursa, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Split (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bülent Erkmen

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

Bülent Yüksel
[Bülent Yüksel (was: World of the Fonts)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Bülent Yüksel (was: World of the Fonts)
[Bülent Yüksel]

Bülent Yüksel (b. 1973 or 1974, Istanbul) is a graphic designer, illustrator and painter, who graduated from Anadolu University, and started working in 1996 as art director at Sabah Newspaper. His first font was Formetic (2013). In 2014, he created the wavy typeface Cansum Hand, the modular techno typeface Formetic, and the slab serif typeface Finalist Round Slab (which was followed by Finalist Round Slab Variable in 2022).

In 2015, he published the connected script typeface Yasemin.

Typefaces from 2016: Full Neue, Full Sans, Full Slab, Full Tools, Ata Rounded, Ata.

Typefaces from 2017: Sympathetic Font (textured typeface family in 48 styles).

Typefaces from 2018: Bosphorus (a sans family; see also here). Followed in 2022 by Bosphorus Variable.

Typefaces from 2019: Murat Grotesque (inspired by Impact), Sympathetic, Bodrum Sans, Bodrum Style, Bodrum Stencil, Bodrum Sweet (organic sans), Bodrum Slab, Bodrum Soft.

Typefaces from 2020: Istanbul Type (a decorative high-contrast sans family), Trakya Rounded, Trakya Sans, Trakya Slab, Cryptocurrency (a dingbat font with the logos of over 200 block chain / bitcoin logos), Perspective Sans (a layerable 3d typeface family).

Typefaces from 2021: European Soft Pro (an organic sans in 73 styles), Logopedia Next Rounded, Logopedia Now Rounded, Logopedia Next (a 6-style hexagonal logo typeface), Logopedia Now (a 6-style rounded hexagonal logo typeface that plays the game of convex and concave).

Typefaces from 2022: European Sans Pro Variable.

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

Cafer Uluc

Graphic motion designer in Istanbul. Creator of the artificial language typeface Tuzluca TDD (2015). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cagatay Han

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free all caps vector format font Go Free (2018) and the free watercolor script font Space (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cagdas Ilke Unal
[Föy Studio]

[More]  ⦿

Cagil Aygen
[Velvele Design Community]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Caglayan Zorlu

Antalya, Turkey-based designer (b. 1986) of the free all caps sans typeface Bal (2015). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cagri Kara

Los Angeles (and before that, Istanbul)-based creator of the cube-shaped counterless typeface Cube (2012) and of the experimental alphabet Comic (2012).

In 2017, Cagri designed the free all caps sans headline typeface Womby.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cakil EceCakmakci

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the logotype Arko 1957 (2018) and the condensed handcrafted Keops (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Can Erkman

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the logotype Superstep (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Can Ozkan

Turkish designer of Break Down (2017). [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]  ⦿

Cansu Gumus

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the monster alphabet Illustratif (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cansu Öztopal

Izmir, Turkey-based designer who created the techno logotype font Denmark (2016) during her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Carbon Monoxide
[Halil Saguj]

Hatirli, Turkey-based designer of these typefaces in 2017: White Door, Likework (sans), Tridex, White Door, Sharpmind, Snackbreak, Darkclock, Readbook, Criptogreen (organic, sci-fi).

Typefaces from 2018: Redriver (free), Carbon Monoxide. Behance link. Graphicriver link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cem Eskinazi

Cem is a Turkish graphic and type designer and educator. He holds a BS in Marketing Communications from Emerson College and an MFA in Graphic Design from RISD. He teaches at both undergraduate and graduate levels at RISD. For some time, he was affiliated with Occupant Fonts in Providence, RI. Creator of the blackletter font Dürer Blades (ca. 2021). [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]  ⦿

Cem Yönetim

Studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Designer of Cemo Sans (2018), an experimental typeface that features plenty of flattops and flatbottoms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cemre Kuzuloglu

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a pixel font (2017, FontStruct). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cemre Yadimci

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Kittype (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cenk Bakir

In a time of turmoil for Turkey under the dictatorship of Erdogan, Istanbul-based Cenk Bakir designed Peace Type (2016). [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 typeface Denge (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceyda Kurtes

Bursa, Turkey-based designer of the quaint handcrafted typeface Nigredo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ceyhun Birinci

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Cigdem Sarihan

As a student at Anadolu University in Antalya, Turkey, Cigdem Sarihan designed the modular typeface Jaws (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cihan Eryilmaz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the display typefaces June (2015) and September (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cihan Önder

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the straight-edged almost alchemic typeface Nomad (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cihangir Ozis

Turkish designer of the reverse contrast typeface Sagor (2019).

In 2020, he released the wide reverse contrast typeface Flowa and the free all caps typeface Cute Chars. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Creative Graphics
[Mehmet Sensoy]

Istanbul-based designer of MS Eurostyle Sub D (2017), a typeface designed with 3d applications in mind. MS Helen (2017) is a sans typeface designed for use in 3d applications such as Cinema 4D. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Crow Studio
[Efe Gürsoy]

Crow Studio consists of Efe Gürsoy, Suat Tuna and Yasir Ekinci. During his studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, Efe Gürsoy created these typefaces:

  • Night Flight Marker (2017).
  • Blomming (2016). A brush script typeface.
  • The great brush script typefaces Emily Smiles (2016), Ragtime (2016; +Ragtime Marker), Fashion Hustle (2016: a free watercolor brush font family), Ravishing (2016), Night Blue (2015), Botanic (2015), Mox (2015, with Joseph Stone), Maxi (2015, with Joseph Stone), Boutique (2015: script), Boutique Paris (2015: calligraphic), Smithen (2015; also claimed as "his" by Yasir Ekinci), Rockabilly (2015), Frida (2015), Amelia (2015), Jack (2015), Fast Script (2015), New Royal Italic (2015), Royal (2015), Moonlight (2015), Aqua (2015, a curly watercolor brush face), Vabukle (2015, a connected watercolor brush script), Isabell (2015), London (2015), and Gabriel (2015).
  • The calligraphic typefaces Harmony King (2015), Gravity (2015, with Joseph Stone), Jack Summer (2015), Leyla (2015) and Istanbul (2015).
  • Signage script typefaces: Amelia's Blue (2015, with Joseph Stone).
  • We find his fonts Bedesten Script and Biplo, both designed in 2015, as being designed by Mucahit Gayiran at Mockup Zone, so that either Mucahit Gayiran or Efe Gürsoy or both are aliases.
  • His Majestic Lettering package (2015) contains ten script fonts: Salt, Storm, Summer, Sugar, Young, Hanger, Angelic, Jasmine, Samurai and Butterfly.
  • Sunlight (2017). Brush font duo.
  • Mandolin Script (2017).
  • Taksim (2017), Strike (2018) and Tropical (2018). Brush scripts.
  • Lucky Fashion (2018). A script.
  • Mustang Brush (2018).
  • Rockstar Script (2018: free), Radikal (2018), and Skyfall (2018). Crayon or dry brush scripts.
  • Festival (2018). A free dry brush script.

Behance link. Creative Market link for Efe Gürsoy. [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, co-designed 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]  ⦿

Damla Tasdelen

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the puzzle typeface Haydarpasa (2019) for a project at Marmara University. [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 Aydin

Istanbul-based designer of the elegant artsy typeface Flebard (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deniz Basar

Turkish designer, b. 1989. She created the dingbat typefaces 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]  ⦿

Deniz Tazegül

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Scissors (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Deniz Yildirim

Illustrator in Istanbul, who designed the paperclip typeface Atac in 2017. [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]  ⦿

Derya Temiz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a decorative caps alphabet in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dhay Almindeel

During her studies at the University of Dammam in Saudi Arabia, Al Jubayl Industrial City-based Dhay Almindeel designed a colorful decorative typeface (2018) that was inspired by the geometric patterns found in Turkish rugs and carpets. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dick Pape
[Turkish Designs: Digitizations by Dick Pape]

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Didem Ogmen

Graphic and lettering 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.
  • A custom brush script typeface for Tropic Labs (2018).
  • An inline football shirt typeface for a local apparel company (2018).
  • The color font family Terrazzo (2018). See also Terrazzo Mono (2019).
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Dila Cilez

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the futuristic typeface family The Jetsons (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dilan Agic

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

Dilara Begisi

At Yasar University, Dilara Begisi (Izmir, Turkey) designed the gridded typeface Bao Bao (2018). [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 cury 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.

In 2015, she designed the (commercial) rounded comic book sans typeface Sugar Yes Please. In 2014, she created the thin hand-printed poster font Dilem (free download), the bilined sketched Blaze & Radley, and the poster typeface Skip Leg Day.

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

Dilruba Guneysu

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of Subtract (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dj_KaRTaL kartal

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

Dmitry Arakelov

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Doga Uslu

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dogu Kaya
[BNF Type Foundry]

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Dogukan Karapinar
[Sömestr Studio]

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Doruk Aki

Istancul-based designer of the liquid typeface Leak (2016). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Duygu Atay

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the squarish typeface family Thinner (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Duygu Sezgin

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of several display typefaces in 2016. [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]  ⦿

Ece Erdil

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of Shazam (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ece Ünal

Istanbul-based designer of Lipstick (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ecem Ekinci

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

Ecem Gulec

Istanbul-based designer of the all caps display typeface Pak (2017), which was finished during her studies at Sabanci University. [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]  ⦿

Eda Dereli

During her studies in Istanbul in 2017, Eda dereli designed a couple of modular typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edanur Sandalci

As a student at Yeditepe University in 2016, Edanur Sandalci (b. 1996, Istanbul) designed the display typeface Tasarimi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Efe Gürsoy
[Crow Studio]

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Efil Turk

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the commercial vector fonts Wave (2015) and Wave Stripe (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ege Esin

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Elif Acikgoz

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of Wave Script (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Altun

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Elif Altun created the bold display typeface Lore (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Askin

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Elif Askin designed the display typefaces Pepita (2017) and Shisha (2017). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Bilgin

Istanbul-based designer of the hexagonal typeface Nordic (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Didar Duran

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

Elif Gözde Gülec

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the sans typeface Digiturk (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Gürbüz

Turkish designer in London who created the circle-based minimalist sans typeface Muse in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Ildes

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of Melon Seeds (2018). [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 Melisa Boz

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the logotype sans typeface Mappa (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Oflu

Istanbul-based FontStructor who created the fat counterless octagonal typeface Carta (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Sahin

Izmir, Turkey-based graphic designer who studied at Yasar University. In 2016, she created the stylish display typeface Davul Tokmak. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Sarigüzmen

Izmir, Turkey-based graphic designer. During her studies at Yasar University, she created the modern stencil typeface Cinar Apt (2020) and the ball terminal-themed typeface Okyanus (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Sener

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

Elif Ünsever

Istanbul-based designer (b. 1999) of the children's handwriting font Clumsy (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elif Yigit

Izmir, Turkey-based graphic designer who created the triangular wedge typeface Balerian in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elifnaz Basarir

Istanbul-based designer of some pictograms in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eliya Efe Yaffe

Turkish designer of the stencil typeface Tasanmi (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elvin Akkan

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2017, she designed the free ball terminal-themed typeface Globe. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elvin Leblebici

Graduate of Anadolu University. Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the avant garde typeface Alien (2018), the paper cutout stone cut typeface Caveman (2018) and the hipster typeface Plien (2018). [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]  ⦿

Emin Cakir

Izmir, Turkey-based designer (b. 1995, Antalya) who studied from 2013 until 2017 at the Güzel Sanatlar University. In 2017, he created a logo typeface. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emin Imamoglu

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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. 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)
  • Noto Old Turkic.
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Emrah Güzel

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey, who created the decorative caps typeface Anatalian Deko in 2019, two weeks after Erdogan invaded Syria. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emrah Yildirim

Art director in Dubai and/or Istabul, who created the pixel typeface Borderless in 2016. In 2018, Halilcan Cayan and Emrah Yildirim designed the roman caps / romain du roi style typeface Murmillo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emre Aybicer

Eskisehir, Turkey-based graphic designer who created the blackletter typeface Hairbrush Black Letter (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emre Buyuksindir

Istanbul-based graphic designer who created the sharp-edged display typeface Ineffable in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emre Güven
[Fontmachine (was: Guintype)]

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Emre Mutiu

Turkish designer of an Indic simulation typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emre Yagiz

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Futuristic Side (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enes Atagan

Turkish graffiti artist. Designer of Coffee Beans (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Enes Besinci

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the rhombic and hexagonal typeface Prayer (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Enes Saglik

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of Wire Twist Font (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Engin Celik

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the blocky typeface Burc (2018). [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]  ⦿

Ercag Kural

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a piano key typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erdi Ipek

Istanbul-based designer of Babus (2019: a rounded display sans), Vayaq (2019: a rounded poster sans), Sans Seref (sic) (2014) and Abbi (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erdogan Karayel

Award-winning cartoon artist, b. Istanbul, Turkey, 1956. He graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts in 1982. From 1977 onwards, he has worked for comic books and is presently chief editor of Don Quichote and is based in Germany. In 2021, wth Erdogan Karayel, he set up the type foundry Tatbikililer.

Jointly, the founders designed the fine unconnected script typeface Karayel Handwritten (2021), which can even see uses in cartoons and comic books. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eren Sevim

Talented illustrator in Izmir, Turkey. Some of his posters have great lettering. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erhan Kaplan

At Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, erhan Kaplan designed these typefaces: Zek (2019: a variable graffiti font) and Perihan No. 29 (2019: a variable Peignotian typeface). [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 (2001, by Ole Schaefer and Erik Spiekermann).
  • 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. Later extensions by Ralph du Carrois and Botio Nikoltchev.
  • 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). Developed jointly with Christian Schwartz and Josh Darden.
  • 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. Open Font Library 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. CTAN link. Google Web Fonts download page. Google web Fonts published Fira Sans Condensed (2012-2016) and Fira Sans Extra Condensed in 2017.
  • 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.
  • In 2015, Fontfont published FF Real, in 13 weights each for FF Real Text and FF Real Head. This typeface family by Erik Spiekermann and Ralph Olivier du Carrois is influenced by the German grotesques from ca. 1900 by foundries such as Theinhardt and H. Berthold AG.
  • In 2022, Erik Spiekermann, Anja Meiners, and Ralph du Carrois published the neo-grotesque superfamily Case at Fontwerk. It includes Micro and Text subfamilies.

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

FontShop link.

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Erinc Kara

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the free modular typeface Gorem (2018) and the free Flok Italic (2018). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Erman Yilmaz
[Informal Type]

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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]  ⦿

[Ege Esin]

Esintype (Turkey) was founded in 2020 by Ali Riza Esin and Ege Esin. In 2020, they co-designed the heavy mechanical industrial all caps slab serif typeface Paverify, which covers Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Esmanur Erdogan

Graphic designer in Istanbul. In 2020, she designed the display typeface Calismasi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Esra Akca

Graphic designer in Aksaray, Turkey. In 2015, she created the display typeface Riim. [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]  ⦿

Esranur Hizlan

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the circle-based sans typeface Connection (2019) and the splendid multiline textured typeface Katman (2019). [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]  ⦿

Eylem Eylül Acarsoy

At Yasar University, Izmir, Turkey-based Eylem Eylül Acarsoy designed the squarish typeface MGMT (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eylul Eyloo

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

Eylül Gümüsöz

During her studies at Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey-based Eylül Gümüsöz designed the teardrop typeface Elvis (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eyyup Tezcan

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the straight-edged display typeface Ilmek (2018). [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]  ⦿

Ezgi Gülsoy

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of Random (2019: a compass-and-ruler font), Duoline (2019), Ege (2019: stencil), Pirireis (2019: an arched shadow font) and Kasirga (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fahri Özkaramanli

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Faruk Akin

Turkish type designer. His repertoire consists of a number of techno or modular typefaces, a contructivist typeface (Attack), some upright connected scripts (like the Arabic simulation typeface Alibaba), some geometric sans typefaces, a hexagonal face (Hexa). Scans: I, I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, VIII, IX, X, XI. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatih Erol

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the pentagonal typeface Fatih Penta Geometric (2016, or Calismalar). [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 Günes
[Oldschool Designer Co (or: Design Dukkan, or: Font Art)]

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Fatih Hardal
[Typografische (was: Hardal Studio)]

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Fatih Selim Aydin
[Selim Aydin Design]

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Fatih Sevimlikurt

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

Fatma Dündar

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Vapur (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fatma Ozcan

Gaziantep, Turkey-based designer of a typeface that is inspired by Miro's paintings (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fevzi Yazici

Fevzi Yazici was the award-winning design director of Zaman, the daily newspaper in Istanbul, now closed. He was the design director of Zaman, the award-winning newspaper in Istanbul. In 2016, after an abortive coup, 47 journalists from Zaman were arrested and accused of complicity. Yazici and his colleagues were convicted, and the newspaper was closed. He was sentenced to life in prison; that sentence was later reduced to eleven years. Held in the notorious Silivri prison, 90 kilometers from Istanbul, Fevzi Yazici designed a Victorian typeface with a pencil in his dimly lit solitary-confinement cell and named it Firdevs for his wife. The drawings were digitized by Dyana Weissman, Type Networks' custom type director, and Firdevs is now available from Dyana's foundry, Kerns & Cairns. [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).

Typefaces from 2018: Tonton (a children's book font), Tonton Green (crocodile skin texture).

Cargo Collective link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Firat Dogan

Istanbul-based designer of the bitmap font Kerner (2018). [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]  ⦿

Fontmachine (was: Guintype)
[Emre Güven]

Emre Güven (Turkey) set up Fontmachine (or: Guintype) in 2019. His typefaces include the 20-style rounded geometric sans typeface family Crossten (2018). In 2020, he designed the 20-style geometric sans families Rafine and Ghino and reissued Crossten and Crossten Shor.

Typefaces from 2021: Crossten Soft (20 styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Dmitry Arakelov]

Russian designer based in Turkey. Creator of these typefaces in 2017: Roadster Script, North Star, North Script, Phonema (a stylish display sans), Synopsis (a condensed fashion mag serif), Tropical Script (a gorgeous Treefrog style curly script), Okelani Script (another gorgeous Treefrog style curly script), Roadster (a decorative script), Follow Script (a wide connected calligraphic script), Construct (layered, beveled), Defocus.

In 2017, at YWFT, he published YWFT Sugar. He also designed Constructor (a layered, beveled typeface), Presto Script, Synopsist and Paramaribo (a delicate upright hand-lettered typeface) that year.

Typefaces from 2018: Cutcut (a party time paper cutout typeface), Bon Ami, Good Day (a delicate handcrafted coffeeshop typeface), Turkuaz (a comic book family), Episode (an ultra-condensed tall poster typeface), Skyscraper (a tallcondensed hexagonal typeface).

Typefaces from 2019: QSansPro (a workhorse sans), Legatum (a classical roman font inspired by the old inscriptions in Rome).

Typefaces from 2020: Avayo (a 9-style modern sans), Sansmatica (38 condensed techno fonts), Formatica, Ascent Pro (a geometric sans), Factum (a didone hybrid with high contrast styles culminating in some stencil types).

Typefaces from 2021: Uplift (a 6-style font characterized by mechanical notches and a certain blue collar appeal), Hygge Sans (a 34-style simple sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿


Turkish designer of these typefaces in 2017: Fadime (script), Memoli (script), Mezitli (script), Manavgat (script), Kepez (grungy). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Föy Studio
[Cagdas Ilke Unal]

During her studies in Istanbul, Cagdas Ilke Unal designed the sober sans typeface Gökteng (2015) and the beautiful Weather Icon Set (2015). At Föy Studio in London in 2019, Cagdas released the experimental typeface Flex. Behance link. Old link to Cadoo Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Foxtail Collectif

Design studio in Istanbul. Creators of the Peignotian sans typeface Reserved (2018) and Brutalist (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frédéric Rich

French designer (b. 1984) who s based in Montelimar. He created the poster typeface It's A Penalty Kick (2012), Paradise Road (2012), the shadow sci-fi typeface Far Away Galaxy (2012), the pixel game font Pixel Invaders (2012), Weltmeister (2012, a fat hand-drawn poster font), Chocolate Hippo (2012, hand-printed), Night Train 382 (2012) and Night Train 315 (2012). This font supports many languages, including for example : Romanian, Serbian (Latin and Cyrillic), Croatian, Slovenian, Bosnian (Latin and Cyrillic), Bulgarian, Russian, Belarussian, Macedonian, Turkish.

In 2012, he created the grungy poster typeface Mezzanine, the condensed pixelish typeface Hauptbahnhof, the grungy In The Streets Of Europe, the techno typeface Platform Eight, Mastodont (in the obese category), the noisy Second-Hand Shop, the grungy Zagreb Underground, the striped game font Press Any Key To Continue, Dusty Matchbox (children's hand), Slaughterhouse (grungy), the pixel typeface Back Label Pixel, Please Hold The Line, Under The Bed (grunge), Refrigerator, I Fink U Freaky (a severe sans), Night Prowler (scary dusty caps face), Six Weeks Ago (texture face), Dimension (3d face), Ernestine, Frenchy (thin face).

Typefaces from 2013: Hostile Headline (textured typeface), Emergency Exit (grunge), Lazy Sunday (shaded 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. Behance 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]  ⦿

Fresk Tire
[Utku Taykut]

Poznan, Poland-based designer of the energetic cartoon fonts Straightforward (2018) and Fonkey (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Akbayrak

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

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Ilbay

Turkish designer of the rounded techno / mechano typeface FI Hover (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Kuran

Adapazari, Turkey-based designer of the squarish gridded typeface Fklita (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Pehlivan

Graphic designer in Istanbul, who created the free display typeface F Spiral in 2017, and the glitch font Rundown in 2018 a few days after the Saudis killed Kashoggi. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Furkan Yildiz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a hipster typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gabriel Dionizio

Designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. In 2017, he created the italic headline typeface Seeman. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Galina Andreevna Bannikova

Russian type designer, 1901-1972 (d. Moscow). Her typefaces 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

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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 Arli

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey, who designed the interloicking square-shaped typeface Borderless in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Dinckol

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the modular typeface Vege (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Evci
[KAF Design]

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Gizem Kara

Istanbul-based designer of a great typographic poster for the 2017 Izmir European Jazz Festival. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gizem Kilic

Turkish designer specializing in wild scripts. In 2020, she published Ochre Script (wild calligraphy). [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]  ⦿

Gokalp Acikgoz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free sans typeface Nektarin (2015) and the free condensed titling typeface Wonderwall (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gokce Ergelen

Istanbul-based designer of the cursive typeface Zarif (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Goker Cebeci

Edirne, Turkey-based designer of the circle-based sans typeface Basepart (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gokhan Cakir

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

Gokhan Pahli

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the shifted sans typeface Pazartesi (2017). [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]  ⦿

Gözde Gözükirmizi

During her studies, Istanbul-based designer Gözde Gözükirmizi designed some pictograms for the Istanbul Modern Museum in 2017. [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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Gulce Yuksel

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Gulce Yuksel designed the blackboard bold typeface Gulcot (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gulcin Civelek

Istanbul-based designer of the art deco typeface Blob in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gulnur Dogan

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

Gulsah Cansever

During her studies at Sabanci University in Istanbul in 2016, Gulsah Cansever co-designed the free high-contrast display typeface Casual Regular with Pelin Maravent. [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 Sangamon, IL (was: Ankara, Turkey), who created the experimental typeface Planet (2013) as well as a colored alphabet (2017). Additional URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guney Ozdamar

Turkish designer of the monoline sans typeface Gooney (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gurup Stüdyo
[Murat Cil]

Kirklareli, Turkey-based designer of Senkron (2019), a 24-style neo-grotesk family, consisting of Senkron and Senkron Blok sub-families. That typeface was republished in 2020 at his new foundry, Gurup Stüdyo.

In 2020, he released the high-cotrast display typeface Kalender Serif. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Gülizar Arslan

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the triangular typeface Trey (2017). [Google] [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]  ⦿

Haider Mami

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Latin / Arabic typefaces including Nas (2021: an 8-style Naskh-based typeface family by Tarek Al-Sawwa and Haider Mami). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hakan Ozsoy

Düsseldorf, Germany-based designer who started out in 1991 as a lithographer and studied at the Düsseldorf Advertising Academy in Communication. In 2020, he designed the script typeface Larab Noire. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hakan Üzülmez

Izmir, Turkey-based creator of the display typeface Olusturma (or Feartrap) (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haktan Deger

Turkish designer of the circle-based typeface Simple Sans (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hale Vatansever

During her studies at İzmir University Of Economic, Hale Vatansever (Izmir, Turkey) designed a nice set of hospital icons (2018) and a multiline typeface, Lines (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Halil Saguj
[Carbon Monoxide]

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Halilcan Cayan

Designer in Istanbul, Turkey, who designed the experimental typeface Rudder in 2017. In 2018, Halilcan Cayan and Emrah Yildirim designed the roman caps / romain du roi style typeface Murmillo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Halit Açıkgöz

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

Halit Coban

Turkish designer of a great typographic face in 2015. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hande Cinar

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the rounded typeface Fluffy (2017). [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]  ⦿

Hasan Can Keles

Trabzon, Turkey-based designer of the free rounded sans typeface Pamu (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hasan Ertugrul Teski

Turkish designer of the sharp-edged typeface Katana (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hasan Keskintas

Istanbul-based designer of the typefaces HK Full and HK Half Moon (2016). These can be used to make monograms, each covering half a circle with one initial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hasan Özturk

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of Splinter (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hatice Timur

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of HTC Quadrata (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hayrullah Yorganci

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

Hazal Kutlu

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free display typeface Contrastica (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hazal Muftuoglu

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of several display typefaces such as Tasarimi (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heter publisher

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

Hikmet Guler

Hikmet Guler is a Turkish filmmaker, photographer and creative director currently based in Istanbul. Designer of the modular geometric typeface Dunn (2016) and the trilined prismatic typeface Dash (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hikmet Guler

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Hilal Ozdemir

Turkish designer of the sci-fi typeface Galactica (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Chinese studio in Shanghai founded in 2008. Creators of the free sans typeface Honeydesign (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Horizon Type (was: Type & Design)
[Ufuk Aracioglu]

Turkish type designer in Sakaryu / Istanbul whose foundry was first called Type & Design, but became Horizon Type in 2016. As a student, he created the strong-willed sans typefaces Mental (2015, +Mental Rounded, 2016) and Serotonin (2015), the deco typeface Findel (2016), the 16-style rounded geometric sans family Acherus Grotesque (2016), the military stencil typeface Acherus Militant (2016), and the sans titling typeface Anarchy (2016).

Typefaces from 2018: Crossten (a rounded geometric sans typeface family by Emre Güven).

Typefaces from 2019: Marcher (a 10-weight sans family).

Typefaces from 2021: Chesna Grotesk (a 20-style geometric sans), Acherus Feral (a 20-style geometric sans).

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

[Ozalp Furkan Eroz]

Turkish designer of Miniline Icons (2017), a set of nearly 3000 outlined icons. In 2018, he published Bold Line Icons (1600 glyphs).

Typefaces from 2019: Bubble Point, Genome.

Typefaces from 2021: Swirly Icons (a set of 630 monolinear outlined icons). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hurufatfont Type Foundry
[Oguzhan Cengiz]

Istanbul-based art director. Designer of Elen Sans (2002-2020: started in 2002 as a student, and finally finished in 2020, this 18-style display sans was influenced by Friz Quadrata and Eras) and the Latin / Cyrillic text typeface Milas (2018). In 2019, he published Kontras (a fashionable typeface), Apron (a 42-font sans family with the vertical roundness of airplane windows), ApronSoft, and Grosen (a 14-style grotesk).

Typefaces from 2020: Masifa (a neutral condensed grotesque in 90 styles), Masifa Rounded (another 90 styles), Masif (dead link; a neutral sans with little contrast; 90 styles; renamed Masifa most likely after a complaint from Monotype which markets a Steve Matteson font called Massif), Kanyon (a 54-style low contrast geometric sans), Salda (a 40-style sans family), Gevher (a 48-style grotesque family with deep ink traps), Tonus (an 84-style superfamily with Sans, Slab, Text, Display and Contrast subfamilies), Salin (a 20-style semi-geometric sans), Nema (sans), Kaunos (by Mustafa Eren).

Typefaces from 2021: Rapor (a 20-style grotesk), Mazot (a 19-style sans with almost no contrast, and vertical or horizontal terminal endings; includes a variable font), Berina (a 6-style display family), Mersin (a 20 style sans and a two-axis variable font), Bahar (an 18-style sans inspired by Souvenir and Cooper Black), Stadiona (a heavy condensed organic sans that was inspired by Bauhaus), Ancyra (a 48-style sharp-edged and thorny-serifed serif family), Salda Soft (a 20-style rounded sans family).

Typefaces from 2022: Multipa (a 22-style condensed rather formal sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hüseyin Calikbasi

Heidelberg, Germany-based designer of Handschriftliche Antiqua (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ibrahim Eraslan

Afyonkarahisar, Turkey-based designer of a free AI format graffiti / tattoo font called Efas Calligraphy (2013). In 2016, he designed the free typeface Dirty Calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ibrahim Eraslan Efas

Afyonkarahisar, Turkey-based designer of Dirty Calligraphy (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Ar

For Youko Studio, Idil Ar (Istanbul, Turkey) designed the bird-themed decorative caps typeface Kus Alfabesi (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Celiktemur

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

Idil Ensezgin

Turkish designer of a ransom note font in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Inan

Designer in Ankara, Turkey, who studied at Hacettepe University. In 2018, she designed the decorative typeface Poesie (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Idil Keysan

During her studies at Baskent University in Ankara, Turkey, Idil Keysan (Izmir, Turkey) created the hand-drawn typeface Le Parisien (2014, iFontmaker) and the registerware hand-printed typefaces Take It Or Leave It (2014) and Thin Tall (2014).

Behance link. Dafont link. Creative Market 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 Aslan

At FMV Isik University, Istanbul-based Ilayda Aslan designed the ovctagonal typeface Less Is More (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilayda Cam

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a modular typeface in 2018. [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]  ⦿

Incilay Yaman

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Incilay Yaman designed a crazy typeface in 2016, and a display sans typeface, Ethem Bey, in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿


German company that sells 9999 fonts on a CD for 229 USD. In 2017, Infinitype 4 has 7444 fonts for 299 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. 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Informal Type
[Erman Yilmaz]

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

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

Inka Menne

Designer (b. 1972, East Frisia) of several CE versions of FontFont fonts. She designed the sans serif fonts FF Dax CE (2001) and 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). Linotype link. 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). In 2016, she made the pixel fonts Bitland, Cubit and Xbold. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ipek Komurcu

During her studies in Istanbul, Ipek Komurcu created a grungy typeface (2015), and the curtain hanger typeface objecity (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Alkan

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Memories (2019), and the custom organic sans font Life (2019), which was created for The Wellness Center. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Apak

Istanbul-based designer of the triangulated typeface Less Is More (2016) and Grids (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Cakir
[Irem Kotan]

Irem Cakir or Irem Kotan. Art director in Istanbul, Turkey. Designer of the display typefaces Changes (2018) and Round Edge (2018), and the free compass-and-ruler typeface family Shapes (2018).

Typefaces from 2019: Soo (a free sans family). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Kotan
[Irem Cakir]

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Irem Köse

Ankara, Turkey-=based designer of Miro Type (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Türkkan

Istanbul-based designer of Totem Sans (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Irem Ustaoglu

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

Ismail Dadoush

Designer based in Turkey who released the Latin / Arabic typeface Quarter Arabic in 2021 at the Syria Arabic type foundry. Quarter Arabic has glyphs that are entirely composed of quarter circles and line segments. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

ISType 2017

Istanbul Typography Seminars held from June 9-11, 2017, in Istanbul, and organized by Onur Yazicigil. Speakers include Ewan Clayton, Martin Majoor, Bianca Berning, Khajag Apelian, Liron Lavi Turkenich, Kristyan Sarkis, Laura Meseguer, Sarp Sözdinler, Esen Karol, Emanuela Conidi, Akiem Helmling, Bas Jacobs, Irene Vlachou, Thomas Huot-Marchand, Adam Twardoch, and Nikola Djurek. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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

Izlem Alacam

At Halic University in Istanbul, Izlem Alacam designed Monster Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jasmeen Petit

French-Turkish designer of the commercial handcrafted poster typeface Coffee (2016), the connected Footes to Script (2016), the brush scripts Trouble Script (2016), Bob Real (2016) and Yellow Script (2016), and the handcrafted Volstong (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jawad Hamdan

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

Joseph Stone

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the following typefaces (with Efe Gürsoy) in 2015: Gravity (script), Mox (brush typeface), Maxi (handcrafted brush face), Amelia's Blue (connected signage script). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josepha Stone

Istanbul-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Kahametta (2015), December Brush (2015), Embrolet (2015), Little Girl (2015), Julia (2015), FourBig (2015), Glahmord (2015: same as Little Girl?), Pretty (2015), Mathilla (2015, brush script), Maria (2015), Railway (2015) and Angela's Hope (2015).

Typefaces from 2016: Strawberry, Bypha (thick rough brush script), Black Kost (script), Hemlok, Kavensky Brush (bilined display typeface), Imagination Script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaan Eke

French-Turkish graphic designer. During his studies at CAD in Brussels, Kaan Eke created the experimental geometric typeface The Grid (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kaan Topaloglu

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

KAF Design
[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]  ⦿

Kagan Kaya

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created the display typeface Lateralus (2016). [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]  ⦿

Kayra Paköz

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the stencil typeface Never Argue With A Fool (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kemal Tekeli

Adana, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface La Bombonera (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kevin Portman
[Deep Blue]

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Koray Özbey
[Koray Özbey]

Turkish designer of Mezitha (2019: an alchemic or Aztec font, +Ornaments), Spaco Stencil SC (2019: a futuristic stencil typeface) and the 36-style Sadi (or Sadi Slab) (2019), which has enough sturdiness to make it shine in small print. In 2020, he added Sadi Sans (+Variable) to that family.

In 2020, he published the squarish typefaces Ankara and Ankara Texture. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Koray Özbey
[Koray Özbey]

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Koray Öztürk

Turkish designer of the free futuristic typeface Dredd (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

Krafti Lab
[Onur Cem]

Onur Cem Tan is the Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Square Dot Matrix (2018), Balat Sans (2018), Seven Segment (2018: an LED font), LED Dot Matrix (2018), Grunge Paintbrush (2018), Handwritten Marker (2018), Marker Font (2018), 3D Block Letters (2018), Brush Numbers (2018), Retro 3D Numbers (2018), and Melted Liquid Numbers (2018).

Typefaces from 2019: Köhne Makina (a weathered letterpress font), Bitless.

Typefaces from 2020: Galata sans (condensed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristina Selinski

During her studies at Pratt University in New York City, Kristina Selinski designed the display typeface Telka (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubilay Aydemir

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the monoline sans typeface Cycle (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubilay Yilmaz

Turkish designer of the free white-on-black typeface Ketum Display (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubra Guney

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a couple of display typefaces in 2019. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubra Kurt

Konya, Turkey-based designer of Tangram (2019), which comes in color and black-and-white. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubra Terzi

During her graphic design studies in Istanbul, Kubra Terzi created a modular circle-based typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubra Timur

Istanbul-based designer of the geometric display typeface Axis (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kubra Yildirim

Designer in Istanbul who created the display typeface Balik in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kupa Asi

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

Kursat Unsal

Graphic designer and illustrator based in Bodrum / Istanbul. Designer of the free vector format cityscape-themed decorative caps typeface Hane (2016) and Olympic Sports Icons (2016). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kursat Unsal

Bodrum, Turkey-based designer of the vector format city scape decorative caps typeface Hane (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kutan Ural

Graphic designer from Ankara, Turkey, who wotked in Istanbul and is now based in London. Creator of Chapul (2013, hand-drawn typeface inspired by protest wall writing in the Gezi uprising), KTN Fingerwriting (2011), Uzun (2012, piano key typeface), Istanbul (2013, a bilined headline face), and Sans Serif Didot (2011, a Peignotian face), Brek (squarish), Mode.

Typefaces from 2017: Wesley Gothic (free).

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

Kutay Akbas

Istanbul-based designer of the display typeface Improvisation (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kübra Top

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the dagger font Ince (2016). [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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Levent Ak

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Kemeralti (2019) and the wavy typeface Bipolar (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Logo Poly

Istanbul-based designer of a modular logo typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucas de Groot
[LucasFonts (and: FontFabrik)]

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LucasFonts (and: FontFabrik)
[Lucas de Groot]

Luc(as) de Groot (b. 1962, Noordwijkerhout, The Netherlands) studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Den Haag and 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 FontFabrik and in 2000 LucasFonts in Berlin. 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. His most popular typefaces include Thesis (the superfamily that includes TheSans, TheSerif, TheMix and The Antiqua), Calibri (a default font at Microsoft), Sun, Taz and Corpid. He is also well-nown for his Anisotropic Topology-Dependent Interpolation theory which roughly states that a 50% interpolation is not the optical middle between two weights. He teaches type design at the University of Applied Sciences in Potsdam, Germany. His typefaces:

  • Agrofont (1997, for the Dutch Ministry of Agriculture, Environment and Fisheries) and Agro Sans, developed in collaboration with the Dutch design bureau Studio Dumbar.
  • BellSouth Basis, Serif and Bold, developed with Dutchman Roger van den Bergh.
  • BolletjeWol (1997, Fontshop).
  • Calibri. Done for Microsoft, Calibri is the default typeface in MS Word. Calibri received a TypeArt 05 award and 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). Calibri became the standard font for all Microsoft 365 apps, but will be replaced some time in 2021 by one of five candidates, Bierstadt (by Steve Matteson), Grandview (by Aaron Bell), Seaford (by Tobias Frere-Jones, Nina Stössinger, and Fred Shallcrass), Skeena (by John Hudson and Paul Hanslow) or Tenorite (by Erin McLaughlin and Wei Huang).
  • Consolas. Done for Microsoft, this typeface was intended as a successor for Courier.
  • Corpid III (2002-2007). A sans family with support for Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish.
  • Floris (a ball terminal text typeface in 18 styles, Floris was developed on a four-dimensional grid of several axes or parameters: weight, width, x-height and ascender/descender height).
  • Fohla Serif (2001). Designed for a Brazilian newspaper in Sao Paulo. This collection includes a multiple master font, FohlaMM.
  • FF Jesus Loves You all, now LF Jesus Loves You all.
  • Koning (2017), co-designed by Luc(as) de Groot, Martina Flor, Jan Fromm, Phillipp Neumeyer and Daria Petrova. Koning won an award at TDC Typeface Design 2018. The first retail release of this flared typeface family came in 2019: Koning Display (a 20 style sans with Peignotian traits and occasionally, flared terminals).
  • LucPicto (dingbats for private use at FontFabrik). Not available to the world.
  • 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.
  • MetaPlus (1993, with Erik Spiekermann).
  • MoveMeMM (erotic multiple master font)
  • FF Nebulae, now LF Nebulae.
  • LF Punten: Punten Straight, Punten Extremo and Punten Rondom.
  • Spiegel and Spiegel Sans, originally designed for Der Spiegel. The retail versions are called Spiegel Sans (a 32 style American gothic family) and LF Spiegel Serif.
  • Sun (1997, for Sun Microsystems) later became a retail font, also called Sun, a 28-style humanist compact sans typeface in the genre of industrial era American newspaper headlines.
  • LF Taz (sans family, 2002), Taz III (2003, including a hairline weight) and Taz Text (for "taz", the magazine), sans typefaces designed for use in newspapers. Are these the same fonts as Tazzer and Tazzer Text? Taz has grown as follows: TazText, Taz Condensed (2010), Taz Text Small Caps (2011), Taz Wide (2013-2014), Taz Textended (2013-2014). By 2021, the Taz family contained 128 styles.
  • Thesis (1994-1999) originally known as FF Thesis. This consists of many subfamilies all starting with the prefix The. MyFonts links for the Thesis family: TheAntiqua, TheMix, TheSans, TheSerif. Thesis includes
    • LF TheAntiqua (a 14-style medium contrast oldstyle typeface), LF TheAntiquaSun, Qua Text (a newstext version of TheAntiqua developed in close collaboration with the Berlin newspaper Die Tageszeitun taz), TheAntiquaB (1997; 1999 Type Directors Club award), TheAntiquaE, TheAntiquaSun. TheAntiqua received a TypeArt 05 award.
    • LF TheMix (69 styles: semi-serif), TheMix Mono (48 styles; a monospaced version of TheMix), The Mix Classic, The Mix Basic, The Mix Office. TheMix is part of the Thesis superfamily. It originated as an alphabet for the logotypes of the Dutch Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management drawn by Luc(as) while working at BRS Premsela Vonk in Amsterdam. The alphabet later became the starting point of the entire Thesis system.
    • Thesis Mono.
    • LF TheSans, The Sans Classic, The Sans Basic, The Sans Office, The Sans Condensed, The Sans Mono (48 styles), The Sans Mono Dc, The Sans Mono 11pitch, The Sans Mono Cd Office, The Sans Typewriter (a monospaced and grungy version of TheSans). First published in 1994 as a descendant of Franklin Gothic, The Sans is a modern classic.
    • LF TheSerif (52 styles), The Serif Classic, The Serif Basic, The Serif Office. TheSerif is part of the Thesis superfamily. The Serif's ancestors include Linotype Rotation.
    • The Stencil (2021).
    • SPD 2002 TheSans. An OEM for the SPD party.
    • Grundfos TheSans (2007).Another commissioned font.
  • Transit and Transit Pict (both at FontShop).
  • Volkswagen Headline and Volkswagen Copy (1996), extensions of Futura. Note: the other Volkswagen house font is VW Utopia, a descendant of Utopia.

DeGroot designed custom fonts for newspapers such as Folha de S.Paulo, Le Monde, Metro, Der Spiegel, taz.die tageszeitung, Freitag and Jungle World. In addition, he created corporate type for international companies such as Sun Microsystems, Bell South, Heineken, Volkswagen and Miele.

Speaker at many international conferences. At ATypI 2015 in Sao Paulo, he spoke about his Folha Sao Paulo newspaper typeface.

In 2021, LucasFonts joined Type Network.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. I Love Typography link. View the typeface library at Lucasfonts. View Lucas de Groot's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Luna Masri

During her studies at Bahcesehir University, Istanbul-based Luna Masri designed the free wavy handcrafted typeface Pipistrello (2019). [Google] [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]  ⦿

[Muhammed Akif Kayacan]

Turkish designer of the free rounded sans font G Rounded (2018). [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)]

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[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 Cekil

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the liquid display typeface Plak Kapagi (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Dogan

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Mehmet Gozetlik

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Mehmet Kirlangic

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the hipster typeface Vova (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Metin
[Studio Face]

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Mehmet Oguz Arikan

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

Mehmet Öztaban

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the display typefaces Geomancy (2018) and Ebru (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mehmet Reha Tugcu

Mehmet Reha Tugcu (Tugcu Design Company, Istanbul, Turkey) designed these typefaces:

  • In 2020: Calamity (squarish), Blight (a spurred typeface), Kasumi (a rounded all caps sans), Nezuko (a Saul Bass style poster font), Avalon (a glitch font), Anima (a horror font), Belmont (medieval), Starforge (sci-fi).
  • In 2019: Bios (octagonal), Magnate (a trilined art deco typeface), Megaton (a great stencil typeface), Polaris (cyber typeface), Quartz (art deco), Visage (an all caps titling sans), Solaire, Cinderheart (a cutout typeface), Osiris (a sci-fi typeface), Pandemic (dry brush), Loki (a comic book font), Coven, Valencia (an art deco font).
  • In 2018: Mistlock, Wraith (a super wide sci-fi typeface), Sojourn, Gore (blocky), Grind (grunge), Junkdog, Wisteria (foliated caps), Brigmore, Lash (a free weathered font), Halcyon, Kusanagi (futuristic), Periwinkle, Minerva (art deco).
  • In 2017: Vera (a vintage all caps typeface), Odachi (a free rough brush font), Quas, Stargaze (retro-futuristic), Derelict (a macho octagonal typeface), Noatun (hispter sans), Nigma (dry brush), Wisp, Honeysuckle (watercolor brush), Kohm (vintage), Nectar (sans), Emporia (art deco), Drip, Ghoul, Voyager (trekkie font), Heatwave, Njord (a hipster sans), Robinson (a free poster typeface family with various texture styles), Grimtotem (handcrafted).
  • In 2016: Ico (multilined, labyrinthine), Nikopol (comic book style), Aoki (rounded sans), Jotunheim (rune emulation typeface), Hikou (sans), Quas, Brigmore (art deco sans), Sumac (hand-painted), Okami (rough brush font), Björn (a sharp-edged Scandinavian sans), Grind (eroded style), Equinox (sans), Bonfire, Covenant (brush font), Cormier (art deco).
  • In 2015, he created Beast (brush font), Glaive (inspired by metal rock), Prospekt (a squarish headline typeface family), Primal (a squarish futuristic typeface), Muertos (a cartoon font named after Day of the Dead), Brigand (spurred Western font), Fairwind (rounded all caps sans), Portico (layered multi-style all caps headline sans typeface), Ironclad (art deco), Cred, Muertos, Beast (brush face), Mecha 08 (a free futuristic typeface), Robinson (vintage newspaper titling typeface with many styles such as Regular, Shadow, Press, Rough, Oblique, Distorted, Urban, Corroded, Diagonal, Inline, Outline), Bronco (+Inline), Centauri (futuristic), Omicron (circle-based sans), Hyperion (futuristic), Atone (a brush font), Venge (a fashionable sans), Thiket (an interlocking poster typeface), Phage (a free squarish font), Fenrir, the Soviet propaganda typeface Sputnik, the brush typeface Veritus, the retro-futuristic Dagon, the stencil typeface Ember, the tall condensed typeface Ogre (+Inline), the art deco / avant garde typeface Metropolis, the free display typeface family Geist, the hipster typeface Pandora, the handcrafted typeface Saryn, the techno sans typeface Helios, the stylish art deco typeface Fontaine (+Rough, +3D), free inline typeface Timber, the great inline slab serif typeface Decurion, and the commercial typefaces Solaris (fururistic), Sledge (grungy black sans), Behemoth, Zephyr (sans), and Manticore (brush).
  • In 2021: Witch (a Halloween font), Scourge (a grungy rune simulation font), Azurite (a sci-fi font), Monolith.

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

Mehmet Sensoy
[Creative Graphics]

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Melike Ozenc

During her studies at Ege University, Izmir, Turkey-based Melike Ozenc designed the animals caps alphabet Harf Tasarimi (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melis Omay

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the hexagonal Corner Font (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melis Tokac

Illustrator in Izmir, Turkey. In 2019, she designed the tall typeface Havana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melisa Akca

Graphic designer in Izmir, Turkey, who designed the cursive typeface Tasarim in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Memet Emre Acikgoz

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

Menekse Baser

Graphic designer in Istanbul. In 2019, she designed the Peignotian typeface Violet Grotesque. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mengü Ertel

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

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

Mercan Cebe Alper

Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, who studied at Gazi University. She created the free hand-drawn typeface family Meryjane (2014), the free Little Pink Shit Font (2015), 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]  ⦿

Mert Abolar

Antalya, Turkey-based designer of a display typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mert Can Ozturk

Istanbul-based designer of a decorative 3d typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mert Koyuncu

Istanbul-based designer of the hexagonal typeface Troia (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mert Öztopkara

Istanbul-based designer of the free squarish vector font Moz (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mertcan Özgül

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the all caps decorative typeface By Mek (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mertcan Sikar

Istanbul-based student-designer of the cinema noir sans typeface Golan (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merve Gürel

During her studies at Bahcesehir University in Istanbul, Merve Gürel created the display typeface Catail (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merve Kucuk

During her studies, Antalya, Turkey-based Merve Kucuk designed a sans typeface (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merve Yildirim

Calligrapher in Istanbul, Turkey, who drew several calligraphic alphabets in 2016 during her studies at Marmara University of Fine Arts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Merve Yildiz

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

Mesut Ugurlu

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

Metin Akin

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

Mihrinaz Ilgun

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a modular typeface (2018). [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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Miray Özmutlu

Istanbul-based designer of the display sans typeface PerSpectomance (2018) PerSpectomance SA, a Swiss premium car club. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mirela Gherman
[Mirey Design]

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Mirey Design
[Mirela Gherman]

Romanian designer in 2021 of Zoya (a 10-style humanist sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mitokondri Design Studio

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of Pills (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mockup Zone
[Mucahit Gayiran]

Istanbul-based designer of Biplo (2015, brush script) and Bedesten Script (2015, copperplate script in the style of Snell Roundhand but made by hand).

Creative Market link. Personal web site Behance link.

Strangely enough, we find Bedesten and Biplo also listed under the name Efe Gürsoy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mohammad Alhaj Ahmad
[Syria Arabic]

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Molloy Han

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

Mucahit Gayiran
[Mockup Zone]

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Muhammed Akif Kayacan

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Muhittin Günes

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free stencil typeface family Temiz (2017) and the free monospaced regular and stencil typeface pair Muar Mono (2018).

In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Muhittin Gunes set up Bold Type Istanbul. Both graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. They co-designed the sans typeface families Bold Type Modern (2018) and Bold Type Grotesk (2018).

In 2019, Muhittin Günes released the ink-trapped variable font Ranua, the fashion mag typeface Zermatt, the art deco sans typeface MT Maeve Deco, and the 14-style Muana Grotesque.

Typefaces from 2021: Olten (a didone-based display serif), Gronland (a sans serif typeface designed in 2018-2021 and inspired by Swiss public transport signage, NYC wayfinding systems and Greenland), Tofua (a hybrid between a didone and a gothic cathedral). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Murat Cil
[Gurup Stüdyo]

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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. In 2016, he designed Dolomites Extra and Redhead.

All his typefaces are free.

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

Murat Yüksel

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free monospaced font family Auch (2018-2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Akülker

Istanbul, Turkey-based co-founfder of Monajans. In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Mustafa Akülker co-designed the hipster sans typeface Unshaped. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Bayrali

At T.C. Halic University in Istanbul, Mustafa Bayrali designed the decorative Candy Alphabet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Bozdemir

Sakarya, Turkey-based creator of the sans typeface family Tower (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Celik

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

Mustafa Demirel

Turkish designer of the bouncy display typeface Minimela Tm (2021). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Eren

Istanbul, Turkey-based winner in the Chartpak Designer Velvet Touch Transfer Lettering Typeface Competition in 1988 for Diodyma, who works as a calligrapher. In 2020, he designed Kaunos at Hurufatfont. Kaunos experiments with serifs. Still in 2020, he released Lotape (calligraphic; digitized by Oguzhan Cengiz), Fibula (a display type), Didyma (a bilined display font), and Anglez (a formal swashy calligraphic script so named as it is inspired by the English Script) at Hurufatfont. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mustafa Eren Tolga

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

Mustafa Karakas

Istanbul-based designer of the squarish typeface Musty (2015). [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 Ersoy

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the free handcrafted typeface Mugemini (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Müge Mahmutçavuşoglu

During her studies in Istanbul, Müge Mahmutçavuşoglu created Deve Slab (2015) and 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]  ⦿

Nabil Murad

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (originally from Hamah, Syria) of the free Arabic font family Hamah (2014, Zak Design), and New Arabic Font (2016). This multistyle family consists of AraHamah1964B-Bold, AraHamah1964R-Regular, AraHamah1982-Regular, AraHamahAlFidaa-Regular, AraHamahAlHorra-Regular, AraHamahAlThawra-Regular, AraHamahAlislam-Regular, AraHamahHoms-Regular, AraHamahKilania-Regular, AraHamahSahetAlAssi-Regular, AraHamahZanki-Regular.

In 2017, he designed the free Arabic typeface Omar. Behance link. [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 typefaces, as well as the angular NKS Kesim (2010), the pixelish stencil typeface NKS Bes Nokta (2010), and NKS Sergi94. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Gabriel

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a hipster typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Natural Design

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the script typeface Jungle Sunlight (2016). [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]  ⦿

Nazli Senerdi

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the rounded sans tpeface Happy World (2018) and a dingbat font called Happy Dings (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nebal Colpan

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

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neda Mamo

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Neda Mamo

Illustrator and graphic designer in Bursa, Turkey. In 2019, he released these typefaces: Sansational (for children's books), Calm Palm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Neda Mamo]

Neda Mamo is a graphic designer and illustrator based in Bursa, Turkey. In 2020, he created the painted typeface Babo. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 humanist sans typeface for display purposes, that is also legible in text sizes. At Google Web Fonts, one can download his Duru Sans (2011, Sorkin Type), 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. In 2011, he cofounded ISType (Istanbul Typography Conference), which he has been directing since its foundation. 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 was entitled 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]  ⦿

Nurgül Iletir

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

Ogeday Koc

Istanbul, Turkey-based creator of the graffiti fonts Sero Graff (2019) and Graffogie (2008). [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
[Hurufatfont Type Foundry]

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Oguzhan Dinler

Sakarya, Turkey-based designer of the dagger-edged typeface Stuart (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Oguzcan Kaganoguzbeyoglu]

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

Oktar Akin

Creative director in Istanbul, who oversaw the development of the custom typeface Audio Book Sans in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oldschool Designer Co (or: Design Dukkan, or: Font Art)
[Fatih Günes]

Fatih Günes, an art director in Milan and/or Bursa, Turkey, extended Lukasz Dziedzic's free Lato font (2010) for Turkish, in his Lato TR (2013). In 2015, he made the rounded slightly elliptical sans typeface family Fenton.

In 2016, Fatih designed Magnificent, Yellow Shoes, Tweety Sweety Script and Brother, the calligraphic scripts Sunshine Rose and Japille Script, the brushy Las Vegas, the scribbly Habgost Script, William Kidmon (signature script), Sunshine Rose, Ravishing (brush script), Stemle, Specific (a techno sans), Harley Quinzel, Lemonade Script, Xandek (signage script), Antony Bradshaw Script, Roseline Script (brushy), Yusuf Kral Artistica Font, Lustinmal Script, Twister Script and Amsterdam Script.

Typefaces from 2017: Garrett Russol (signature script), Rarrettant, Kind Smithen, Midnight Blue Brush, Ramsterink Script, Bob Husk Brush, Justinot Infinity (marker script), Wild Kogsit (dry artistic brush), Waterlife, Harmony Script, Bluejeans (dry brush), Alice Blue (brush lettering), Sparkling, Hellocity (dry brush), Livingstone, Zombies (free dry brush font), Northshine (dry brush font), Jack's Adventure Book (curly vampire script that could also work as a children's book font), Jasmine (brush script), Specific (squarish), Saturday (brush script), Majestic (brush script), Relative Script, Kensington, Sandy Brown (script).

Aka Design Dukkan and as FontArt. The free Hand-Crafted Font Collection of 2017 includes Angela's Hopes, April, Belongsto (dry brush), Black, BobRaeal, December (dry brush), Fevhil, Hemlok, Jaguar, Jungle (very dry brush font), Kitchen, La Alorta, La Rose, Permanent, Ramses, Relax (textured), San Francisco, Saturday, Snake, Tools, Witness (textured).

Typefaces from 2018: Avelia, Abelia, Waton Kattuk, Gatasuunk (a lovely dry brush script), Kasterl Rom Script, Gold Mastey, Famous Bristol (watercolor brush), Christmas Icons.

Behance link. Another Behance link. Creative Market link. Old URL. Behance link for FontArt. Creative Market link for Design Dukkan. Creative Market link for Oldschool Designer. Fontart link. See also Fontart, Font Art, or Son of Art. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Olga Mustecaplioglu

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

Olga Müstecaplioglu

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the rounded children's book typeface Tombik (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omer Ariman

As a student at Kadirhas University in Istanbul, Turkey, Omer Ariman created the display typeface Galata (2016), which is inspired by the Galata Tower. [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]  ⦿

Omer Ozcelik

As a student at Kadir Has University, Omer Ozcelik (Istanbul, Turkey) designed the tree branch typeface Urban (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omur Sirinli

Graphic designer in Ankara, Turkey, who created the squarish display typeface Vefa in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Only The Originals

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of these typefaces in 2016: La Alorta Script, Acarita Script, Qillimition, Saturday, Amsterdam (a great all caps dry brush typeface).

Typefaces from 2015: LatiRil, Angela Hope, Wild Animal (brush font), Happy Hour, Deleted Font, The Cranberries (dry brush script), Jungle (fat dry brush), La Rose, Natural (dry brush), Moonlight (brush script), Wall (a mural brush or crayon script), Jessica, Tropical Juice, Julietta, Jesi Joe (this handcrafted typeface includes Aztec arrows and zodiac signs). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Can Sakar

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the outlined straight-edged typeface Pearl Jam (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Cem
[Krafti Lab]

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Onur Cem

Istanbul-based designer of 3D Block Letters (2018) and Handwritten Marker Font (2018). [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]  ⦿

Onur Guvener
[Balkon Creative Studio]

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Onur Hayta

Turkish designer of the handcrafted typeface Abiogenesis (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Kasimogullari

Dordrecht, The Netherlands-based designer of the free sans typeface family Mystery Crafty (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Solmaz

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of May 77 (2011), a strong blocky grotesque that was in fashion in the 1970s. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Onur Ünal

Art director in Istanbul who designed the super-macho typeface Muscle Type (2017). 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 Aktas

Designer of the ornamental typeface Book Stamps Figure (2020), the wavy typeface Iplik Osm (2020), and the blocky typeface Dolgun (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osman Efe

During his studies at Selcuk University, Konya, Turkey-based Osman Efe designed the bilined deco typeface Brutal (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osman Nuri Alkan
[Runic World Tamgaci]

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Osman Taner Kucukgenc
[Artistic and Unique]

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Osman Tülü

Turkish graphic designer. His web page has some didactic material (in Turkish) on good typography. Facebook page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Osman Yazici

Turkish designer of Hezarfen (2017) and Tsubasa Italic (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ömer Faruk Karaduman

Konya, Turkey-based designer of the minimalist sans typeface Peregrine (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Özalp Furkan Eröz

Turkish type designer. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Özercan Döleneken

Turkish designer of Kopuk (2017: foam) and Bullet (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Özgün Karatürk

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

Özhan Yurtseven

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Özhan Yurtseven

Turkish designer of the modular typeface Arpa (2017) and Hadid (2017). Hadid is a typeface that reflects the liquid architectural style of Zaha Hadid. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Ozalp Furkan Eroz

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Ozan Karakoc

Ozan Karakoc Design Studio is based in Los Angeles, CA. Ozan (b. Turkey) studied at Marmara University. In 2017, he created the free minimalist monoline sans typeface Atiba (2017).

IN 2018, he designed the free sans typeface Medel. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozge Celebi

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the De Stijl typeface De Lijn (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozge Cosgun

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the handcrafted La Vive sans serif typeface (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozge Cosgun

Eskisehir, Turkey-based designer of the handcrafted typeface La Vive (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozge Demiroglu Bayrakdar

Turkish designer based in Lisbon, Portugal. In 2016, she designed the textured display typeface Tatavla. [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]  ⦿

Ozgur 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. In 2016, he designed Pek Komik Sans, a take on Comic Sans.

Dafont link. Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Ozkan Basol

Turkish designer of the geometric display typeface Geotik (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozlem Kocak

Istanbul-based designer of the sci-fi typeface Ansible (2018). [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.

She co-founded Tasarımhane Design Co. in Ankara and worked as a creative director in between 1995-2003. She taught graduate and undergraduate classes in typography, graphic design, design foundation and visual studies in METU, SMFA-Boston, Tufts and Bilkent Universities. Her fields of research are visual culture, design education, and typographic design and history with focus on Ottoman print culture. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ozum Yasar

Istanbul, Turkey-based graphic designer. In 2018, she published the modular display typeface Stone. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patricia Delgado

Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pelin Maravent

During her studies at Sabanci University in Istanbul in 2016, Pelin Maravent co-designed the free high-contrast display typeface Casual Regular with Gulsah Cansever. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pelin Ozlu

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Pelon Ozlu designed the display typeface Otantik Lamba (2016). [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 Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pierre A. MacKay

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

Pinar Hepbenli

During her studies, Izmir, Turkey-based Pinar Hepbenli designed the handcrafted typeface Vitra (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Emin Imamoglu]

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the 14-style sans typeface Reyhan (a 14-style geometric sans) (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Plasebo Studio
[Sahap Kurtaran]

Creative design studio in Istanbul, Turkey. Designer of the hipster sans typeface Reaktif (2020) and the octagonal typeface family Alaca (2020).

Behance link for Sahap Kurtaran. Sahap graduated from Marmara University's Faculty of Fine Arts. He designed the experimental typeface Ballad in 2018. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

[Seda Ekin]

Turkish designer of the Orkhon (2020). He writes: The Old Turkic script (also known as variously Göktürk script, Orkhon script, Orkhon-Yenisey script) is the alphabet used by the Gökürks and other early Turkic khanates during the 8th to 10th centuries to record the Old Turkic language. Words were usually written from right to left. According to some sources, Orkhon script is derived from variants of the Aramaic alphabet, in particular via the Pahlavi and Sogdian alphabets of Persia, or possibly via Kharosthi used to write Sanskrit. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Rabia Coskun

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. 1997) who studied interior architecture at Marmara University. Creator of the brush script typefaces Push (dry brush), Wish and Natural in 2017.

Typefaces from 2018: Bellyache, Weirdo Script, Mind Script, Savage, Rise Script.

Typefaces from 2019: Rammstein. [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]  ⦿

Rameysa Türkel

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of an all caps decorative yet minimalist sans typeface family in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Raphael Quélin

During his studies at Les Gobelions in Paris, Raphael Quélin designed the free font Mosaique (2017), which is based on the Hagia Sophia monument 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]  ⦿

Runic World Tamgaci
[Osman Nuri Alkan]

Gumushane, Turkey, and Gothenburg, Sweden-based designer of fonts developed based on old European runic inscriptions, old Asian runic inscriptions, old Hungarian runic inscriptions, runic inscriptions found in Africa, and italic inscriptions such as Etruscan and Iberian. Typefaces from 2022: Ongunkan All Runic Unicode A (a major font that covers Latin, Old Hungarian, Old Turkic, Old Italic, runic, Tifinagh, Lycian, Lydian, Carian, Phoenician, Cypriot, Ogham, Old South Arabian, Old North Arabian, Old Persian, and Ugaritic), Ongunkan Phrygian, Ongunkan Armanen Runes (a series of 18 runes, closely based on the historical Younger Futhark, introduced by Austrian mysticist and Germanic revivalist Guido von List in his Das Geheimnis der Runen, published as a periodical article in 1906, and as a standalone publication in 1908), Ongunkan Danish Futhark (he explains: Prior to 500 AD the 24-rune Elder Futhark was used in Denmark. From 500 AD to 800 AD there were many transitional futharks, reflecting a change from the 24-rune Futhark to the 16-rune Futharks. By the end of this period, the 24-rune Futhark went completely out of use and the 16-rune Futharks had prevailed.), Ongunkan Gothenburg Futhark Swe (based on the 26-letter Bohuslän runes, which are used in the west coast area), Ongunkan Latin Space, Ongunkan Latin Techno, Ongunkan Norwegian Futhark (he explains: The oldest runes discovered in Norway date from 400 AD. They were based upon the 24-rune Elder Futhark of Germanic origin. Two of the runes in the Elder Futhark, Pertra and Eoh, have never been found in any Norwegian rune text. From 550 AD to 700 AD there was a transition period between the older 24-rune Futhark and the newer 16-rune Futharks. By the end of this period, the 24-rune Futhark went completely out of use and the 16-rune Futharks had prevailed. About 900 AD, the Shorttwiggs-runes were introduced from Sweden. Shortly thereafter, from 1000 AD, Futharks with more than 16 runes became more prevalent, as these were more consistent with the Latin alphabet. These types of runes were used in Norway up to 1800 AD), Ongunkan Anglo Saxon Spirit, Ongunkan Younger Futhark One, Ongunkan Younger Futhark (he explains: The Younger Futhark, also called Scandinavian runes, is a runic alphabet and a reduced form of the Elder Futhark, with only 16 characters, in use from about the 9th century, after a transitional period during the 7th and 8th centuries. The reduction, somewhat paradoxically, happened at the same time as phonetic changes that led to a greater number of different phonemes in the spoken language, when Proto-Norse evolved into Old Norse. Also, the writing custom avoided carving the same rune consecutively for the same sound, so the spoken distinction between long and short vowels was lost in writing. Thus, the language included distinct sounds and minimal pairs that were written the same. The Younger Futhark is divided into long-branch (Danish) and short-twig (Swedish and Norwegian) runes; in the 10th century, it was further expanded by the "Hälsinge Runes" or staveless runes. The lifetime of the Younger Futhark corresponds roughly to the Viking Age. Their use declined after the Christianization of Scandinavia; most writing in Scandinavia from the 12th century was in the Latin alphabet, but the runic scripts survived in marginal use in the form of the medieval runes (in use ca. 1100-1500) and the Latinised Dalecarlian runes (ca. 1500-1910)), Ongunkan Fantastic Latin, Ongunkan Modern Latin, Ongunkan Sweden Futhark, Ongunkan Sweden Dalecarlian Run (a late version of the runic script that was in use in the Swedish province of Dalarna until the 20th century), Ongunkan Sweden Dalecarlian Run, Ongunkan Old Turkic Yenisei (based on the Yenisei inscriptions, which consist of a total of 158 Turkish inscriptions, kurgans (graves) and rock stones that have been found along the Yenisei river, which passes through the Khakasya, Tuva and Altai autonomous republics in Russia. The inscriptions were written with Turkish stamps, also known as the Orkhon Alphabet), Ongunkan Old Turkic Arrival (based on an alien language in the science fiction movie called Arrival), Ongunkan Old Turkic Predator (old Turksih runic; based on alien script from the Fantastic Predator movie), Ongunkan Runic Predator (runic; based on alien script from the Fantastic Predator movie), Ongunkan Runic, Ongunkan Greek Script, Ongunkan Karamanli Turkic Scrip (based on the Greek alphabet used by the Karamanli Turks (who are Orthodox Christians) and adapted to Turkish), Ongunkan Kensington Runestone (a rune-covered slab of brownstone that was claimed to have been discovered in central Minnesota in the United States in 1898; probably a hoax perpetrated by its discoverer, Olof Öhman), Ongunkan Old Hungarian Runic (used in parts of Transylvania until the 1850s; banned by Istvan, the first Christian king of the Hungarians (Szekel)), Ongunkan Rosetta Stone (ancient Greek as seen on Egypt's rosetta stone), Ongunkan Tifinagh Berber. 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Rümeysa Bayraktar

Istanbul-based student-designer of Axis (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

rzrarti (or: Saint Never)
[Lee Waterman]

American youngster (b. 1994) who created the pixel typefaces 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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Safak Ozen

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the free typeface Braille Turkce (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sahap Kurtaran
[Plasebo Studio]

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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 Kizilkaya

Ankara, Turkey-based designer. In 2019, he created these typefaces: the squarish SK Kape, the semi slab serif SK Karl, the sans typeface SK Rotun, the angular typeface SK Pila.

Typefaces from 2020: SK One Block (a squarish typeface inspired by Arabic Kufic), SK 1980 Unicase (squarish, in seven styles), SK Reykjavik (16 slab and 16 geometric sans styles), SK Aristo (a 10-style monolinear sans with a flagging left wing in the lower case t), SK Falcon (a 24-style geometric semi-serif), SK Akropol, SK Payidar (a 16-style geometric sans for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Kalender (a monolinear display typeface), SK Bade (a mini-serif), SK Asya (a demi-serif typeface with flared, almost lapidary, terminals).

Typefaces from 2021: SK Goldilocks (a 14-style grotesque), SK Merih (a 12-style nearly monolinear simple sans), SK Selanik (a 40-style monolinear almost humanist sans; for Latin, Cyrillic and Greek), SK Clarke (a 20-style display sans), SK Moreau (a 12-style geometric sans), SK Greenland (a 14-style humanist sans that has totally succumbed to hipsterism, especially in its coathanger f), SK Seren (a flared incised typeface family), SK Monaco (a 16-style humanist sans), SK Yok Deve (hand-printed), SK Barbicane (a monolinear organic sans), SK Boncuk (an eight-style industrial sans), SK Ilke Mono (a 22-style monospaced geometric sans, useful as a programming font), SK Zweig (a quirky 52-style serif family inspired by Stefan Zweig's work), SK Anatolia (a display font inspired by Anatolian culture), SK Gothenburg (a 48-style grotesk), SK Curiosity (a 40-style geometric sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Sami Furkan

Istanbul-based designer of a techno display typeface (2016). [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]  ⦿

Sebahattin Kayis

Sebahattin Kayis is a graduate of the Istanbul School of Applied Fine Arts (Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts), b. 1961. He set up and ran an advertizing agency. In 2021, wth Erdogan Karayel, he set up the type foundry Tatbikililer.

Jointly, the founders designed the fine unconnected script typeface Karayel Handwritten (2021), which can even see uses in cartoons and comic books. [Google] [MyFonts] [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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Seckin Hatipoglu

Turkish designer of the handcrafted script typeface Coffeyto (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sed Bayram

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the thin display typeface Mam (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seda Ekin

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Seda Okutan

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the gridded experimental typeface Matris (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seda Pehlivan

Graphic designer in Istanbul. In 2018, she created the multiline tuxedoed art deco typeface Seda. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selcuk Yilmaz

Istanbul-based designer (b. 1973) of Covid SY (2020). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selim Aydin Design
[Fatih Selim Aydin]

Turkish designer of the squarish labyrinthine typeface Labirent (2019). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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 1980's style techno typeface Synth Break (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selman Hosgor

Turkish graphic designer with international clients that include Coca Cola and Marie Claire. Creator of a mood-filled typographic poster called Listen to typography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Selman Hosgor

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

Semih Kodarlak

Mersin, Turkey-based designer of the squarish slab serif typeface Charites (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sena Yilmaz

Turkish designer of the modular typeface Tangential (2017). [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 Ozturk
[Arodora Type]

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Sergen Temel Bayram

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey. In 2018, he published the sports and soccer shirt typeface Besiktas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serifcan Onursal

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the hipster typeface Essere (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serkan Dilemek

Turkish designer (b. 1986) of DK Hand (2019), the backslanted funky typeface Sekoo (2014) and of the organic monoline sans typeface Roda (2015) and its cousin Roda Bamboo (2019). Dafont link. Facebook link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Serkan Kosemek

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

Serkan Paydar

Graphic designer in Istanbul who created a neo deco typeface in 2017. [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]  ⦿

Sevinc Karagoz

During her studies in Izmir, Turkey, Sevinc Karagoz designed the monoline display sans typeface Arc (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sevtap Sarica

Isparta, Turkey-based designer of Illuminated Alphabet (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seyda Seker

At Dogus University, Seyda Seker (Istanbul, Turkey) designed the futuristic typeface saturned (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sezen Balci

During her studies in Istanbul, Sezen Balci created the display typeface Pipot (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sezgin Bulut

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

Sibel Sengun

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the condensed display typeface family Atasehir (2018). [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]  ⦿

Sila Özyildiz

During her studies in Ankara, Turkey, Sila Özyildiz created the avant-garde typeface Moderna (2015). Now based in Alicante, Spain, she created the squarish typeface Brick, and a battery-themed all caps typeface in 2016. Cargo Collective link. [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 Bingöl

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the outlined display typeface The Sea (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinan Ozdemir

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

Sinan Subasi

Student-designer in Eskisehir, Turkey, who designed the modular typeface Hammer in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinem Akca

Turkish-born designer in Brooklyn, NY, who created the display typeface Beykoz in 2016. In 2014, Sinem published the curly Light Gothic Godo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinem Ay

Sakarya, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Ay (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinem Guray

Turkish designer of a glitch typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sinem Ünal

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of a circle-themed avant garde typeface in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Soner Baran

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the politically critical---and, dare I say, anti nationalism---typeface Colombe Condensed (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sömestr Studio
[Dogukan Karapinar]

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. 1993, Bandirma) who studied fine arts at Marmara University and set up his own commercial type foundry in 2014. Creator of the free poster font Bakunin (2014: Regular, Outline, Stencil), which is named after anarchist philosopher Mikhail Alexandrovich Bakunin.

In 2015, he created the deco typeface A Demetracopulo, named after the architect, and the octagonal typeface Rolanti.

Typefaces from 2019: Intern Color (the layerable color font version of Intern Sans), Intern Sans (a monolinear sans family). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Southern Software Inc. (SSi)

In the late 1990s, SSi used to sell 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 Face
[Mehmet Metin]

Mehmet Metin (Studio Face, Istanbul) studied at Adana Anatolian Fine Art High School and Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts. Designer of the free revolution or propaganda typeface Canspirane (2015) and the constructivist typeface Presence (2015).

In 2016, he designed the squarish 3d typeface Under Construction and the rounded sans (vector format) typeface Compact. Dafont link. Creative Market link. [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 shaded 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: Bro 4D (outlined 3d capitals), Typo GeoSlab, H&B Sketch (a gorgeous sketched didone), Mixiva (a six-style athletic lettering slab serif family), Typo Sketch (sketched font), Malter Sans, Parole Script, Degaws (a great sketch font), Typo Comics, Gribal, Gribal Shadow, Early Times (a sans family), Quizma (an elegant sans family), Super Seven (shaded), Typo Slab Inline, Type Slab Irregular, Geoma (hairline geometric sans), Double Bubble (bubblegum typeface), Mona Bella, Typo Grotesk, Typo Grotesk Rounded, The Matic, Typografix (avant garde sans), Move X (techno family), Savaro Stencil (in the geometric style that is characteristic of Futura Black), MindBlue (sans), A Space.

Typefaces from 2016: Wox Striped (multiline typeface), Wox Modelist (organic sans), Aprikas (sans), Meltix (techno sans family), Widolte (sans family), Mayeka, The Wireframe, Typo College (athletic lettering), Halftone Poster, Chocolate Bar (oily and gleaming), Type Round (circle-based sans typeface family).

Typefaces from 2017: Zelta Six (octagnal), Wida Round (round sans), Prestij (geometric sans), Typo Style, Naughty Squirrel (fat poster typeface family that includes hatched and shadow styles), Typo Quik, Ageta (bubblegum style), Rock On (glaz krak typeface), Typo Square, Typo Angular Rounded, Planetium-X (monoline, techno), Big Pixel (octagonal), White Festive, Watchword Hairline.

Typefaces from 2018: At the Midday, Typo Hoop (rounded circle-based sans family), Typo Longest (tall condensed sans), Maccos (a multilined font family), Asectica, Magettas (rounded monoline sans), Bluefish, Bluefish Eroded, Bluefish Scratched, Quesat (rounded sans), Quesat Striped.

Typefaces from 2019: Manti Slab College, Pesta Stencil, Type Draft (a drafting font), Pages Grotesque (a caps only geometric sans), Typo Cut-Out, Swera, Minalis (futuristic).

Typefaces from 2020: Typo Cut-Out Shaky, Typo Oval, Typo Formal (a tall monolinear sans), Typo Ring (circle-based, monolinear), Manti Slab, Manti Sans (+Fixed), Geco Strong (a fat sans), Tually, Slabten (an inline typeface), Minalis Double (an inline typeface). Home page. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Su Korkmaz

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of these stylish typefaces in 2017: Marlevaur (liquid lettering font), Love & Crush (brush), Symantic (hand-printed), Clear Opinions (free), Pastel (rounded sans), Historia.

Later typefaces: Decembra Hand (2020), Gunpowder (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suat Tuna

During his studies at Marmara University, Istanbul, Turkey-based Suat Tuna created the brush script typefaces Wicked Queen (2015), Royal Script (2015, with Efe Gürsoy), Boutique (2015, with Efe Gürsoy and Yasir Ekinci), Gravity (2015, with Efe Gürsoy and Joseph Stone), and Smithen (2015, with Efe Gürsoy and Yasir Ekinci).

Typefaces from 2016: Alcatraz Script (dry brush font), Melody (creamy brush), Mercy Sans (handcrafted).

Typefaces from 2017: Lucifer Judas (script). Behance link. Creative market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Suleyman Yazki

Istanbul-born graphic designer and typographic researcher, now located in Geneva, Switzerland. During his studies in the Master of Graphic Design program in Rennes (France), he created Lita (2012), a thin grotesk typeface. L'Atelier (2012) is an experimental typeface designed with Colophon Foundry (UK) for the international Chaumont graphic design festival.

In 2013, he created the distinctive typeface Auger for Auger Paris: Created by Raymond Jacquet in 1946, the studio, which has the distinction of being one of the last existing typography and wood engraving studios, has been managed by the typographer and engraver Vincent Auger since 2004, who perpetuates this prestigious studio. To improve the image of the studio, the aim of the new identity was to think up a character relating to the book and its history. The design is based on a more contemporary didone, while strongly influenced by Art Deco aesthetics.

He joined Studio Dumbar in Rotterdam. Graduate of the School of Applied Arts of Rennes (France) and of DSAA LAAB Academy in 2014. In 2014, he started work at Prologue Films in Los Angeles. At Fontfabric, he published the free Latin / Cyrillic stencil font Rafale (2014) and the art deco font Auger.

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

Syria Arabic
[Mohammad Alhaj Ahmad]

Despite its name, Mohammad Alhaj Ahmad's type foundry is based in Turkey. In 2019, he designed the Arabic typeface Althawra Fikra. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Taha Murat

Istanbul-based designer of the 3d typeface Halis (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Talip Özer

During his studies at Mimar Sinan Fine Art University in Istanbul, Talip Özer designed the display typeface Balance (2015), a fuzzy artsy remix of Didot. [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. He was born in 1985 in Kircaali, Bulgaria. In 2009 Taner Ardali graduated from Anadolu University, Faculty of Fine Arts. Creator of the Embrio family of typefaces in 2009. In 2015, Taner designed the brush type Flow Handscript and the rounded elliptical organic sans typeface family Iogen, an outgrowth of Embrio.

Typefaces from 2016: Santral (geometric sans), Antre (free handcrafted monoline connected script typeface).

Typefaces from 2020: Antikor (a monoline sans for programming and play).

Typefaces from 2021: Planc (a 20-style geometric sans).

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

Tarek Samir Al-Sawwa
[TS Fonts (or: Fonttat)]

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Tarik Kirpi

Art director in Istanbul, Turkey, who created the monoline display sans typeface Quest Mono (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tasarimci Blogu

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Pandora (2016). Behance link. [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]  ⦿


Tatbikililer, in Turkish, refers to students and graduates of The State School of Applied (Tatbiki) Fine Arts. Two of them, Sebahattin Kayis and Erdogan Karayel, set up the typefoundry Tatbikililer. Erdogan Karayel is a cartoon artist. Sebahattin Kayis is a graduate of the Istanbul School of Applied Fine Arts (Marmara University Faculty of Fine Arts).

Jointly, the founders designed the fine unconnected script typeface Karayel Handwritten (2021), which can even be used in cartoons and comic books. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Taygun Kurtulus

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

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

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Tezcan Ozalp

Turkish designer of the vernacular liquid letter typeface Sulukule (2018). [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 2015: Aachen, Aldine 401, Aldine 721, Allegro, Alternate Gothic, Am Beauty, Amazone, Amelia, Americana, Amerigo, Aurora, Baker Signet, Balloon, Baltic Ornaments, Bank Gothic, Baskerville, Bell Centennial, Belwe, Bernhard Fashion, Bernhard Modern, Bernhard Tango, Blippo, Bodoni, Bremen, Broadway, Brunch Pro, Brush 445, Brush 738, Brush Script, Calligraph 421, Candida, Carmina, Cataneo, Caxton, Century Old Style, Cheltenham, Clarendon, Classical Garamond, Cloister Black, Cloister, Commercial Script, Constellation Pro, Cooper, Copperplate Gothic, Davida, Della Robbia, Dom, Egyptian 505, Elegant Garamond, Empire, English 111, English 157, Engravers Gothic, Engravers Old English, Exquisite Pro, Flareserif 821, Flemish Script, Folio, Formal 436, Fraktur, Franklin Gothic, Freehand 471, Freehand 521, Freehand 575, Freehand 591, Futura, Futura Black, Geometric 231, Geometric 415, Geometric 706, Geometric 885, Geometric Slabserif 703, Gothic 720, Gothic 725, Gothic 821 Condensed, Goudy Handtooled, Goudy Heavyface, Goudy Old Style, Handel Gothic, Hobo, Humanist 521, Humanist 531, Humanist 777, Huxley Vertical, Impress, Impuls, Incised 901, Informal 011, Kaufmann, Kette Pro, Kuenstler 480, Lapidary 333, Letter Gothic 12, Liberty, Libra, Lucian, Lydian, Lydian Cursive, Matt Antique, Mirarae, Mister Earl, Monterey, Murray Hill, News 702, News 705, News 706, News Gothic, Nuptial, OCR-B-10, Onyx, Oranda, Orator 10, Original Garamond, Parisian, Park Avenue, Piranesi, Poster Bodoni, Prestige 12, Raleigh, Revue, Ribbon 131, Rigaer Tango Pro, Robusta, Romana, Roundhand, Schadow, Scintilla Pro, Seagull, Serifa, Shotgun, Snow Cap, Snowbird, Square 721, Staccato 222, Staccato 555, Starfighter, Stencil, Swiss 721, Tango, Tourandot Pro, Transitional 521, Transitional 551, Umbra, University Roman, VAG Rounded, Waldorf Pro, Wedding Text, Windsor, Zapf Calligraphic 801, Zapf Elliptical 711, Zapf Humanist 601, Zurich.

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).

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Tildem Tokdemir

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the display typeface Suzgec (2018). [Google] [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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TS Fonts (or: Fonttat)
[Tarek Samir Al-Sawwa]

Or Tarek Alsawwa, founder of TS Fonts and of the type shop Fonttat which specializes in Arabic type. Istanbul, Turkey-based designer (b. Syria?) of the free plump children's book typeface TS Split Black (2020) for Latin and Arabic. Most of his typefaces cover both Latin and Arabic. A partial list: Anamil (2020: handcrafted), Arabic Bebas Neue Pro (2020: an Arabic family added to Ryoichi Tsunekawa's successful Bebas Neue), Ateq (2021: a modernization of the Fatimid Kufic letters and the old Quran Kufic that is taken from the book of Yusuf Zinun), Damas (2020: sans and slab), Deniz (2021), Fonttat (2021: a free Latin / Cyrillic ?arabic stencil typeface), GTA Al-Muarabis (2020: an Arabic kufi-style font to accompany the Latin font used in the GTA game Pricedown), Hakwaty (2021), Hiba (2020), Kaak Arabic (2020: an arabification of Philip Trautmann's scrapbook font Cookies & Milk, Kairouan (2021: a rounded Latin / Arabic typeface rooted in Moroccan calligraphy), TS Karagoz (2022: a fun Latin/Cyrillic/Arabic cartoon or children's book family), Kufidia (2020), Lineat (2020: blackboard bold), Morabaat, Nas (2021: an 8-style Naskh-based typeface family by Tarek Al-Sawwa and Haider Mami), Pixopedia (2020: a free Arabic video game pixel typeface), Qamus (2020: a geometric sans), Rotger-Arabic (2020: an Arabification of Central Type Company's Rodger by Tarek Al-Sawwa and Mohamed Gallah), Safaa (2020: monolinear, geometric), Shareb Pro Arabic, (2022; an improvement of the Latin / Arabic typeface Shareb; by Abdelrahman Farahat and Tarek Alsawwa), Tarek (2020: 18 styles and a variable font), Zinun (2021: a Fatimid Kufic font for Arabic and Latin whose letters are inspired by the book of Yusuf Zinun).

Icon sets: Syrian & Turkish Sweets Icons (2020), Cafe Essentials (2020).

Behance link for TS Fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tugce Evirgen

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

Tuna Ekici

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Tunahan Pehlivan

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the geometric art deco typeface Bad (2016) and the brutalist display typeface Daved (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tunahan Toprak

At Istanbul Aydin University, Tunahan Toprak designed the hipster typeface family Find in 2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Tuna Ekici]

Istanbul, Turkey-born designer with an architectural background. He set up Tunatypo in Sale / Manchester, UK. Creator of the geometric sans typeface Punta (2020) which is charcaterized by ninety degree corners in the style of the precursors of Futura. [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Tülin Güngörü

Graphic designer in Izmir, Turkey. In 2018, at Yasar University, she created the squarish typeface Chequered. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Türkçe Font

Archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Alexander Nedelev]

Typedepot is a small type foundry currently based in Sofia, Bulgaria, founded by Alexander Nedelev (a graphic designer from Sofia, Bulgaria, b. 1984 (Dimitrovgrad)) and Veronika Slavova in 2009.

Nedelev created the display typefaces 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. See also Centrale Sans Condensed Pro, Centrale Sans Inline, Centrale Sans Pro, all updated in 2016.

Typefaces from 2017: Moreno (a large informal semi-serif typeface family with Rust and Rough subfamilies), Cormac (humanist sans).

Typefaces from 2018: Lexis and Lexis Alt (a 36-strong humanist and geometric sans pair of typeface families).

Typefaces from 2019: Corsa Grotesk (inspired by Avenir; includes great hairline weights).

Typefaces from 2019: Plovdiv (a free font based on the handwriting of Plovdiv's citizens; most weights are by Alexander Nedelev; some were co-designed with Pavel Pavlov of Punkt; the Pictograms were designed by Georgi Vasilev together with Nedelev and Pavlov).

Typefaces from 2021: Banda Nova (a 14-style rounded sans with large x-height and a supermarket vibe).

Typefaces from 2022: Lens Grotesk (a neutral Swiss sans with low contrast covering Latin and Cyrillic; 16 styles and one variable font).

Behance link. MyFonts link. Old URL. [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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Typografische (was: Hardal Studio)
[Fatih Hardal]

Istanbul, Turkey-based founder of Hardal Studiuo, and later Typografische. His typefaces include Hardal Serif (2018), the free experimental font Cylinder (2018), and the free experimental typeface Nisantasi (2018, a gothic fraktur).

In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Mustafa Akülker co-designed the hipster sans typeface Unshaped. At Marmara University, he designed the commercial typeface Hardal Serif (2018).

In 2018, Fatih Hardal and Muhittin Gunes set up Bold Type Istanbul. Their joint typefaces at Bold Type include the sans typeface families Bold Type Modern (2018) and Bold Type Grotesk (2018).

One of his most remarkable typefaces is the Bauhaus-style fat font Quad (2018).

Typefaces from 2019: FH Giselle, FH Fraktur.

Typefaces from 2020: FH Cordelia Display (with Japanese brush stroke terminals), FH Oscar (a grotesque family inspired by Breite Grotesk, Akzidenz Grotesk and Monotype Grotesque; some alternate letters follow the hipster trend), FH Phemister (inspired by Phemister Old Style by Alexander Phemister), FH 1089 Display (a severe contrast fashion mag typefaces with a stunning negative 40 degree axis), FH Ronaldson (a sharp-edged typeface family; like FH Phemister, it is inspired by Ronaldson Old Style).

Typefaces from 2022: FH Alpha (two styles, loosely based on Hermann Zapf's Optima), FH Ampersand (42 styles, inspired by Elzevir Gothic, 1897, ATF). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ufuk Alkaya

Adana, Turkey-based designer of a bilined typeface in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ufuk Aracioglu
[Horizon Type (was: Type & Design)]

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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]  ⦿

Umka Type
[Alper Cakici]

Turkish designer of the squarish typefaces Thing (2020: pixel-based) and Apollon (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Umut Acar

Izmir, Turkey-based designer of the foliate typeface Acar (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Umut Guney

Art director in Istanbul, who created the decorative Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality Typeface (2015). [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 Type Foundrty (was: urw++)

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 (an industrial sans: the official typeface for Australian road signage), Nimbus Sans (1987, a Helvetica clone), Nimbus Sans Novus, Nimbus Sans Europa (covering Latin, Greek, Baltic, Cyrillic, Central European, Turkish, Romanian, and so forth), Nimbus Roman No 9 (2001), Nimbus Sans Global and Nimbus Roman Global, each at about 2000 Euros, and each containing 35,000 glyphs, from kanji/Chinese/Korean to all European languages. House typefaces done for corporations: DaimlerChrysler Corporate ASE (after the Corporate ASE series for Daimler-Benz by Kurt Weidemann), Gardena Sans (2015, for Gardena), Siemens Schriftfamilie, Deutsche Telekom Schriftfamilie, ZF Friedrichshafen, Körber Argo, URW++ SelecType Raldo (2001, for Igepa).

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

Eight-minute corporate movie produced in the summer of 2014. Adobe link. [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]  ⦿

Utku Taykut
[Fresk Tire]

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Vehbican Tabakci

Turkish graphic designer in London who created a military stencil typeface called Occupy (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Velvele Design Community
[Cagil Aygen]

Milan, Italy-based design group that published these fonts, which unless mentioned otherwise, are all by Cagil Aygen, a Turkish graphic designer (who is also based in Milan):

  • VVE Giallo (2018). A geometric sans with a large x-height.
  • Neuf (2016). A hybrid of art deco and blueprint lettering font.
  • Nora Grotesque (2017), Nora Art (2018; this contains Nora Art Glitch and many other derived styles) and Nora Slab (2018).
  • Suidae (2017). A bubblegum font.
  • The geometric layering typeface Vecmetry (2017).
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Vildan Arikan

Turkish designer of Pinball (2018). [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]  ⦿

Walid Al Rawi

Illustrator and calligrapher in Istanbul, who designed the J diwani (arabic) typeface in 2017. [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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

X Design

Turkish designer of the brush script typefaces Diamond Light (2016) and Blue Royal (2016). [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]  ⦿

Yasin Dalgic

Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the deco typeface Gravity (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasin Karabey

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the script typeface Spike (2020, with Ahmet Faruk Sahin) and the textured brush fonts Natural (2021, SVG format), Gold (SVG), Gate (SVG), Hanker (SVG), Different (SVG), and North (2021). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasin Turhan

Samsun, Turkey-based designer of the plump color font Konsept (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasin Yalcin

Bursa, Istanbul, Turkey-based designer of the geometric sans typeface family Manifest (2017), the free multiline typeface family Privus (2017), the free art deco (Peignotian) typeface Partem (2017) and the free all caps display sans typeface Monad (2017).

Typefaces from 2018: Origin (a free hipster font).

Typefaces from 2020: Federasyon (an uncomplicated sans).

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

Yasir Burak Akkaya

During his studies, Yasir Burak Akkaya (Edirne, Turkey) designed Pipette (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yasir Ekinci

Illustrator and designer in Istanbul, Turkey. He created the rough brush typefaces Atmosphere Script (2015: dry brush), Smithen (with Suat Tuna and Efe Gürsoy), Boutique (with Suat Tuna and Efe Gürsoy) and Ravenclaw in 2015.

In 2016, he designed Beautify Script (free), Briefly (script), Galata (script), Galata Serif (based on Times New Roman), Wild Spirit (brush script), Little Raspberry (a curly script), Fish and Sea (a Treefrog script), Rainbows Queen, and Milkshake Script.

Typefaces from 2017: Dino Type (children's picture book letters), Atmosphere (a free watercolor brush typeface), Network Script, Exotic Taste Script (brush), Musiques, Unsatisfied (brush font), Verona Lotte, Jameican (sic) Blue (a dry brush typeface).

Typefaces from 2019: Ronet (script).

Typefaces from 2021: Godwit (a display typeface with clogged arteries). [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Yenal Kucukoglu

During his studies in Istanbul, Yenal Kucukoglu designed several experimental typefaces in 2016. [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 Karagoz

Istanbul-based designer, with Ayse Sismanoglu, of the free Most Powerful Font (2018). The letters are taken from the signatures of the G7 leaders that met in Charlevoix, Quebec in June 2018. [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]  ⦿

Yunus Emre

During his studies in Istanbul, Turkey, Yunus Emre designed the stencil font Kuan (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yunus Karaca

Izmir, Turkey-based art director and graphic designer who created the angle-cut typeface Delfin Sans (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yurdaer Altintas

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

Yusuf Demirci

Illustrator in Istanbul who drew the children's book alphabets Animal Letters (2018) and Funny Letters (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yusuf Mocu

Ankara, Turkey-based designer of the grungy typeface Damlacik (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zafer Degerli

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

Zaide Eda Yildiz

Istanbul-based designer of the square-edged display typefaces Three (2015) and One (2015), and the hipster typeface Two (2015). In 2016, she designed the techno typefaces Four and Five. In 2017, Zaide Eda Yildiz combined American Typewriter and Gotham in her Together.

In 2018, she published the circular arc-themed condensed typeface Elliptical, the angular typeface Angular, and FectRo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zehra Karatas

Sakarya, Turkey-based designer of Fantastic Art (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zeynep Turan

Kutahya, Turkey-based designer of Hope (2019). [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.

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Zisan Iskender

Graphic designer in Ordu, Turkey, who studied at Ordu University. Zisan published the liquid script Spring (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿