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Type for TV
Agfa's suggestion for closed captioning fonts for TV is their Closed Captioning Font Set, which is based on Agfa Screen serif, Agfa Screen serif Monospaced, Agfa Screen Sans and Agfa Screen Sans Monospaced, and is supplemented with Plate Gothic, Ashley Script and Floridian. Character effects include drop shadow, emboss, engrave, outline, depressed, and uniform. [Google] [More] ⦿
Slovak designer who made FF Bradlo (1994-1995) at FontFont. He studied with professor Jan Solpera at the Academy of Applied Arts in Prague. He now lives in Bratislava, Slovakia, where he and his colleague, painter Simona Bubánová, founded Creative Department, a studio for advertising, design and TV-oriented graphics.
He also made the extensive family Adriq (1989-1990). This typeface became Nara (1989-2009, Typotheque)---it was completed by Nikola Djurek and Peter Bilak. The modern serif text typeface is accompanied by two different angular scriptish italics for dramatic and quite spectacular effects. In 2017, he added Nara Sans (designed with the assistance of Slavka Paulikova, Nikola Djurek, and Marko Hrastovec).
Speaker at ATypI 2016 in Warsaw on Creating a platform for type foundries.
Chance Type Co evolved out of Krayon Ink (ex- Jedi Serpent). It has commercial fonts by American designer Andrew Galarza who lives in Miami, who started making type in 2001. These used to be shareware when the place was called Jedi Serpent Fonts.
Galarza's early typefaces: Jeannette (2002), Display Swash, KY and an Urge, 65 Swash, Melfina, Redheads in Transit (beautiful handwriting), Butterfly Collection (dingbats), 5 Am Summer, Transit One, Superchalmers, Like Wind in The Summer, Delithium, Fane Serane, 5am Andrew (2005, handwriting), 5am Chance No 01, 5am Transit (handwriting), 5am Gender, Grey (2005), Melfina (2002, inspired by Emigre's Council), 5 AM Chance No. 1 (which used to be called Vespers), Vespers (2001, based on lettering for a Bjork album), NewTimesRomanHyper and CourierStrange (reworked Monotype fonts: the latter one has letters in brackets), 90Days, Blistel, Cancer, Freeware, Futura, Lode, Love-Quickie, Image Times, Stylus (modified Monotype font), Jenice, Element, Prozac Child, Codeca, Ginger, Ginger2, Boredom, Awitched, Mastillo, Mastillo2, PaperChase2blockedinside (reworked BadFilms by Ray Larabie), Screwupsuprock, Arialbullets39mmwideclear and Arialbullets4VerbRicochet (reworked Monotype Arial-Plain: letters in and on balls), Dots, VanishingBoy (modified Ray Larabie font; the best in the series I think), 1979 (fantastic avant-garde font), Agent 508 (equally great display font), Aloin, Bionic, Backspace, ChemicalTest, Click, Dragon, Eggman, Feelings, Flowery Text, Gallows, Gigayoda, Impression, Lavero, Lorent Roman, LoveJoy, Melody Metrics, Never, Noose, Numbers (hacker font), Opagan, Opus-sc, Panama, Poison Pill, Potheads, Rainy, RoamJapan, Room, Butterfly, Thinker, Veronica, Western Flick, Reterik, MisbehaviorTake23, Thinker, Paperchase2blockedinside, Children's Television Workshop (letters based on the Sesame Street TV show, 2002), KY and Urge, 65 Swash, Redheads in Transit, and I Love My Momma.
On my last visit, there were just a few shareware fonts left (in OpenType format): 5AMButtercup, 5AMButterflyCollection, 5AMDelithium, 5AMLikeWindInTheSummer, 5AMSuperchalmersItalic, 5AMSuperchalmers.
MyFonts sells some of his fonts: 5 AM Buttercup (Andrew Galarza), Grey (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Gender (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Chance No 01 (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Andrew (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Transit (Andrew Galarza), 5 AM Summer (Andrew Galarza), Melfina (Andrew Galarza), Childrens Television Workshop (Andrew Galarza), Vespers (Andrew Galarza).
Closed Caption Fonts
A sub-site of Ray Larabie's Typodermic. Closed Caption Fonts sells Cinecav, a big font family developed in 2006 by Ray Larabie and David Delp. The Cinecav family is the first set of fonts designed specifically for meeting FCC EIA-708B requirements, and is designed for captions on TV screens. David is creative director at Viewfarm, a design firm that specializes in television user interface design. His first interactive TV project was with Silicon Graphics in 1992 where he led the UI design of Japan's first interactive television network. As Creative Director for Microsoft's interactive television division, David managed the teams that designed the UI for WebTV, Microsoft TV, Ultimate TV, and MSNTV. Viewfarm continues to provide user interface research and design for Avtrex, Comcast, Sedna (TV Gateway), the television groups at Microsoft, ATI, and Pause TV. He has personally designed closed caption systems for several clients. Typodermic also developed Cinecav X (2006). See also HypeForType to buy Cinecav. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the free typeface TIFAX (1999): This font was originally generated by the Texas Instruments TIFAX teletext decoder as used in the very first teletext TV sets. The character generator ROM was the 74S262 chip, which was also used for the Research Machines 380Z microcomputer. [Google] [More] ⦿
David Earls explains the do's and don'ts for type on TV, a medium he has worked with for some time. Summarized here, he says:
Born in Moscow in 1973, he emigrated to Israel in 1990 and has a Bachelor of Arts degree from the Bezalel Jerusalem Academy of Arts, 1996. A professional designer since 1996, he designs type and is involved in typographic projects.
At Google Font Directory, we can download his Latin/Cyrillic poster font Ruslan (or Rusland) Display (2011), the freehand lettering typeface Marck Script (2011, based on the hand of Marck Fogel), and the angular Kelly Slab (2011).
Ruslan Display (2011) was co-designed with Vladimir Rabdu, this decorative typeface is in the poluustav style dating from the 16th century.
In 2011, he set up the Denis Masharov foundry at MyFonts.
Free fonts published at Google Web Fonts in 2012: Ledger (Ledger was likened to Zapf's Melior by Nick Shinn, but Masharov says that it is closer to Swift), Glass Antiqua. This is a revival of the 1913 typeface Glass Antiqua by Genzsch & Heyse (original by Franz Paul Glass, 1912). Poiret (2012, free at Google Web fonts) is a Latin / Cyrillic geometric grotesque that combines art deco with avant garde. TeX support for Poiret One.
Bolster (2012) is a great Italian wood type face.
In 2017, Denis Masharov and Roman Shchyukin co-designed the custom squarish sans typeface Match TV for the Russian TV sports channel MachTV. Still in 2017, he designed TNT Sans for the Russian entertainment TV channel TNT (on commission for Elena Shanovich, Shandesign).
Denis did the logo and typeface for the bakery brand Volkonsky in 2017.
In 2019, he created the Elzevir style titling typeface Matilda Titling for Coronation, а historical TV seriеs by Alexei Uchil. It was inspired by typefaces from Georges Revillon's type foundry, ca. 1860.
Type design collective in India, est. 2013, managed by Sarang Kulkarni (b. 1980) from Mumbai. Sarang studied at the Sir J J Institute of Applied Art in Mumbai, class of 2002. He worked with R.K. Joshi at the National Centre for Software Technology and Design Temple in 2002. In that same year, he assisted R.K. Joshi with the design of the Jana Gurmukhi typeface. In 2008 and 2009, he created 11 Indic typefaces for Vodafone India. In 2009-2010, he created an additional eight typefaces for Virgin Mobile India. Kulkarni also runs White Crow Designs.
In 2013, Girish Dalvi and Yashodeep Gholap co-designed Ek Devanagari at Ek Type for Hindi, Marathi, Sanskrit, Konkani and Nepali. It is a contemporary, humanist, monolinear typeface available in seven weights. Its companion, also designed by them, is the humanist sans typeface family Ek Latin (2013).
Designer of Modak (2013, Ek Type), a Latin / Devanagari bubblegum typeface that was published in the Google Web Font collection in 2015. Modak Devanagari was designed by Sarang Kulkarni and Maithili Shingre and Modak Latin by Noopur Datye with support from Girish Dalvi and Pradnya Naik. Github link. Another Github link for Modak.
In 2012, he designed Star Jalsha, a Bengali television screen font for Star India Pvt Ltd.
In 2016, Ek Type designed the free Latin / Devanagari / Gujarati font Mukta Vaani. More precisely, it was designed by Noopur Datye and Pallavi Karambelkar with support from Sarang Kulkarni and Maithili Shingre. Google Fonts link. Github link.
In 2017, EK Type released Jaini and Jaini Purva designed by Girish Dalvi and Maithili Shingre: Jaini is a devaagari typeface based on the calligraphic style of the Jain Kalpasutra manuscripts. The design of this font is based on the 1503 Kalpasutra manuscript.
In 2020, EK Type published the devanagari typeface Gotu at Google Fonts.
Behance link. White Crow Designs link [White Crow was established in 2005 in Mumbai by Sarang Kulkarni]. Typophile link. Behance link. White Crow Designs. Fontsquirrel link. Github link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Electronic Font Foundry
The Electronic Font Foundry (EFF) in Ascot, Berkshire, UK, sold most classical fonts at about 15 dollars per weight, and made custom fonts. Established in 1984, the foundry had 1300 fonts by 2012.
The font designer and owner was Edward Detyna, who died in March 2014. People are reporting to me that the fonts are in limbo, and that Detyna's family is not replying to requests for information.
On July 4, 2002, Apostrophe wrote this: I'm currently having a difficult time trying to predict the past of EFF LondonA, EFF Liz, EFF Eric and EFF Formal, to name a few. I have a feeling that these folks just happen to be twins with entities that are currently across the Atlantic from them, namely Adobe Garamond, Cooper Black, Gill Sans and Copperplate Gothic. A friend of Detyna's writes this: When I met him at least twenty years ago, Edward and his associates had a font design studio based in Ascot, near London. He is a mathematician/statistician turned typographer, and was really on top of type design at the time. There are academic articles published on mathematical subjects on the internet. He's an old man now, but still a very smart guy. When he started, with fonts for Acorn RISC-OS (now defunct, but leading-edge British computer of mid-eighties to -nineties), he had very advanced and sophisticated algorithms for anti-aliasing and hinting, and his hand-hinting is still better than almost any other fonts I have used for screen work. He still sells fonts and adapts to user requirements promptly. I recently asked him to adjust the hinting on a font and he turns it around in a day.
Jason Koxvold wrote to me in 2017: I knew Edward back in 1990 or so, when I was 13, and he mentored me to a great degree. For a while I worked an internship of sorts at EFF, and then one day, my mother came to see what I was up to---he gave her the job of office manager. He was a tremendously helpful and meaningful person to me then as a very young man with a passion for typography.
Closed captioning fonts for TV, made according to the EIA 708-B specifications, include EFF Sans Serif CC, EFF Serif CC, EFF Sans Serif Mono CC, EFF Serif Mono CC, EFF Casual CC, EFF Script CC, EFF Small Caps CC.
EFF also has fonts for Vietnamese, Greek, Hebrew, and Cyrillic.
EFF Primary is a large family of educational fonts.
French TV graphics personality who uses woodtype samples to set logos. In many cases, he also uses digital characters, but he resizes them and distorts them a bit. See also here and here. Artistic director of Canal+, and designer of the typeface used by Canal+ (in France). Additional URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Fabio Haag Type (was: ByType, and: Foco Design)
ByType is the type subdivision of Foco Design, the Brazilian design company of graphic and type designer Fabio Luiz Haag (b. 1981, Taquara, Rio Grande do Sul), located in Sapiranga, Rio Grande do Sul. Fabio Haag designed FH After (2006, futuristic display typeface to which After Text and After Headline were added in 2007), FH Foco (2003) (a large x-height sans), this futuristic typeface (2003), and Minas Headline, a custom family made for the government of Minas Gerais. He was working on this display font (2005).
Designer (with Jonas Schudel) of a grotesque sans at Dalton Maag, 2007-2009, called Effra, which was inspired by a 1816 design from the Caslon font foundry. Discussion at Typophile. Followed in 2013 by Effra Corp (Dalton Maag) which also supports Greek and Cyrillic.
In 2007, he created the organic sans typeface IronThree.
Cordale (2008) is a workhorse serif typeface jointly done with Lukas Paltram at Dalton Maag. Cordale Corp, the corporate edition, includes Latin Extended A, Greek and Cyrillic characters sets. Cordale Arabic was published in 2013.
In 2009, Foco Italics was published.
At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke about Dalton Maag and about the elements necessary to make it in the type business today.
In 2012, the Dalton Maag Brazil team designed the font for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games The 5448-character connected script font Rio2016 was developed by Dalton Maag Brazil, and involved a team that includes Fabio Haag, Fernando Caro and Gustavo Soares. Beth Lula is the Branding Director of the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games Organising Committee. Passages of the press release: Each letter expresses a characteristic of Rio 2016 Games, its people and city. The letters are written with a single continuous linework, with a fast and fluid movement, suggesting the movements of the athletes in action. The variety of curves in the letters has a unique informality, inspired by the joyfulness of the Brazilian people. Fabio Haag: As a Brazilian typophile, designing the Rio 2016 font was a dream job. This is a milestone for the design scene in Brazil---it's a great example of how type designers can collaborate with graphic designers, sharing their expertise to strengthen an identity.
In 2013, Fabio designed Almaq, a pair of sans display typefaces in cuts called Refined and Rough.
Codesigner with Bruno Mello, Fernando Caro, Rafael Saraiva and Ron Carpenter of Soleto (2014, Dalton Maag), a sans typeface that won an award at Tipos Latinos 2014.
In 2016, Fabio Haag published Lembra at his new type foundry, Fabio Haag Type, set up after he left Dalton Maag after eight years. Lembra is a sans that was created specifically for branding. It is characterized by tapered terminals. In 2019, a variable font option was added.
In 2017, he designed the 28-unit legible humanist sans variable font family Margem (Fabio Haag Type), which includes a yummy Rounded subfamily. Still in 2017, he developed the sans typeface Sua, which as a variable option.
In 2018, he published pictograms for SporTV, a forceful constructivist font for the World Cup 2018 also for SporTV and Furacão (for Atletico Paranaense).
Typefaces from 2019: Suzano Sans (a commissioned rounded branding typeface done for Suzano).
Fabio Luiz Haag
Fabrizio Schiavi Design (or: FSD)
Fabrizio Schiavi was born in Ponte dell'Olio in the Piacenza province in 1971. FSD Fabrizio Schiavi Design in Piacenza was opened in 1998. With Alessio Leonardi, he co-founded Fontology. He also co-launched the experimental graphics magazine Climax in 1994.
Bio at FontFont where he made FF Mode 01, FF 0069, FF GeabOil, FF9600, FF Trade 01, FF Steel Mix, FF Steel Ring, FF Steel Jones.
[T-26] designer of D44 (1994), Lithium (1994, dingbats), Moore895 (1994), Moore899 (1994), Sidewalker (1994), Exit (1988). Many of his typefaces are grungy such as Washed (1994). Some are minimalist, such as Monica Due (1999), Monica (1999), and Eco (2001, developed from a logo in the 70s for Ageco). The latter three fonts are very geometric in nature.
Other fonts: Washed (1994), Parakalein, Aurora Nintendo (1995), Aurora CW (1995), Mode01 (1995), GeabOil (1995), 9600/0069 (1995), Fontology (1995), FSDItems (2001), FSDforMantraVibes (2001), Pragmata (2001, monospace, designed for programs), PragmataFlash (2002, a pixel font), Essential Pragmata Pro (2011, still monospaced), Sys (2002), SysFlash (2002, a pixel font), Sys 2.0 (2012, a condensed sans designed for very small print), Virna (2003, a multiline typeface for Italian MTV, discussed here). The Pragmata and Sys series were optimized for screen usage. In addition, Sys has many ink traps, so it prints well at small sizes, and is more legible than Verdana.
He does some custom typeface design, such as the innovative sans serif family called CPCompany (2000). Other clients include Ferrari and Philip Morris.
In 2007, he produced a stencil and signage font, Siruca (see also here), for the Al Hamra Complex, one of highest skyscrapers in the world, located in Kuwait. Siruca Pictograms (2008) is free. In 2015, he followed that up by a non-stencil rounded sans called Sirucanorm: Designed using golden ratio formulas, it's inspired to DIN and Isonorm typeface.
Typefaces from 2014: Nove (a German expressionist typeface inspired by B movie typography: Nove freshly reworks exploitation film era movie poster lettering, refitting the genre to a contemporary audience. The expressive typeface was done for a Nike Italy spoof campaign featuring 1970s cult film director Enzo Castellari and a recently found film reel from his archives, featuring several current Italian athletes and American basketball star Kobe Bryant).
The rounded sans typeface Widiba Bank (2015) was co-designed with Jekyll & Hyde in 2015 for the brand identity of the new bank of Gruppo Monte dei Paschi di Siena.
In 2016, he designed the custom corporate typeface R&M in art nouveau style.
At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about the need for more fonts.
Typophile suggestions for a clear, legible and flexible typeface for a television channel, either for text in shows or for captioning:
Jason Smith is the British corporate typeface designer who founded Fontsmith in 1997, where he retailed his own designs from his office in London. He has created a typographic identity for the Post Office in the UK. Phil Garnham was one of the in-house type designers. In January 2020, Fontsmith was acquired by Monotype.
Smith's custom typefaces include Casey, Seat, Tractebel, PPP Healthcare, Powergen, Allied Irish Bank, UUnet, Channel 4, and Saudi Aramco, Champions (2009: for the UEAFA Champions League), Colgate Ready (2014: for Colgate, covering Latin, Cyrillic, Eastern European, Devanagari and Thai), More4 (2005, for the Channel 4 Adult Entertainment channel), ITV (2006, for the ITV network), BBC ONE (2006, for the BBC), Post Office Sans (2003), Severstal (2009), and Moto GP (2020: a custom techno / sports font).
Most of his typefaces are now at MyFonts, after the take-over:
German type designer (b. 1951, Hamburg) who co-founded Elsner&Flake in 1986 with Veronika Elsner. There, he designed many typefaces, including EF Renova (2006, a boutique sans; see also Renova Pro, 2016), EF Beasty (1993, with Gisela Will), Bluset EF (2000-2010, a monoline sans family), EF Casanova Script (2006-2007, Petra Beisse; the Pro version in 2015 also had input from Jessica Franke), EF Cash Monospaced (1994), EF Double Pac, EF TV Nord (a sans family), Eurostile Mono, Glaser Stencil, EF KiddingKid, EF Petras Script, EF StealPlate (1994), EF Thordis Mono, EF TwinPick, Versa Old Style EF.
At Apply Design in 1999, he co-designed a nice series of stencil fonts with Sigrid Claessens: WaltonStencil-BlackRough, WaltonStencil-WhiteRough, LaPinaStencil, Lasertac Stencil, Reedon Stencil, RoundedStencil, SerpentineStencil, StencilAntiqua, TeaChestStencil, WesternStencil, AdveraStencil, ArstonStencil, BankStencil-Medium, BankStencil-MediumRough, CaslonFinaStencil-Black, CaslonFinaStencil-BlackRough, ChicoStencil-Rough, ChicoStencil, FerroStencil, GeometricStencil, GlaserStencil, Futura Headline, Futura Index, Futura Text.
In 2010 he created a digital family based on Morris Fuller Benton's Bank Gothic, called Bank Sans EF.
Holofontes is a Brazilian foundry, established in 2004 by Hugo Cristo from Jd da Penha, Vitoria. Typefaces: HF Bayer, HF Ceramic, HF Conillon Black, HF Contras, HF Daft, HF Design Az San, HF Dutra, HF Fastne, HF Health, HF Health Blac, HF Janaina Roman, HF Logic, HF Maxwell, HF Minotau, HF Neo Bodoni, HF Newslin, HF Painted, HF Phocus San, HF Quadredondo, HF Round Gothi, HF Slab, HF Tecnométric, HF Tim Maia, HF Visualice. Before Holofontes, Hugo Cristo ran Design AZ. He also makes custom type, such as this face specially designed for reading from TV screens. [Google] [More] ⦿
Linotype link. Linotype interview. FontShop link. Pic. His talk at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona was entitled OpenType features for Script Typefaces. Linotype link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dr. John Gill from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB), in the United Kingdom is designer Tiresias (2001), a screen/TV font family at Bitstream. The Tiresias LPfont is a large print typeface specifically designed for people with low vision. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Creator of the modular display typeface Westinghouse (2013). This typeface has a long history, as John explains: In 1963, the Westinghouse Broadcasting Company adopted a moniker, Group W, and a new corporate identity, which included a Group W logo and a typeface for use by the Group W-owned radio and TV stations in call letters and logos. This typeface--which I've called Westinghouse--was also used for Group W-owned satellite communication companies, syndicated productions and satellite distribution units. This practice ended in 1995, when Group W began a lengthy merger with CBS to become CBS Broadcasting, Inc. I grew up in one of the cities that was served by a Group W station, WJZ 13. While many found the logo unattractive, it got me interested in graphic design at an early age, though I never became a professional designer. I've spent twenty years collecting samples of the typeface from print and online sources. After much procrastination, I've completed this version of Westinghouse in three weeks. I created one many years ago, but, in light the popularity of Ray Larabie's Anklepants, I didn't want to be accused of infringing on his work. A comparison of Westinghouse with Anklepants is included on a sample sheet, which can be obtained by request. I also designed punctuation marks and a Greek and Russian alphabet. I even included the Group W logo. As this font design may still be the property of CBS Broadcasting, Inc., it is free for commercial use. Just acknowledge some thanks to me via e-mail. [Google] [More] ⦿
LiveType was a computer program developed by Apple Inc. to create animated title sequences for video projects. It was discontinued with the release of Final Cut Pro X, Motion 5, and Compressor 4. When it was introduced, Apple advertised it as follows: "LiveType revolutionizes titling with a breakthrough new font standard - LiveFonts, the world's first animated font standard, available only on the Macintosh platform - as well as a whole new way to create effects." It imports and exports all QuickTime-supported file formats, including Photoshop, JPEG, TIFF and PICT. It also import clips from Final Cut Pro 4 complete with markers, so it is possible to synchronize titles to video and audio transitions in Final Cut Pro 4 projects. Apple link for LiveType. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the SKYfont family (SKYfontbrands, SKYfontmovies, SKYfontnews, SKYfontone, SKYfontsport, SKYfonttravel, SKYfontThick) for the SKY TV station. Can be freely downloaded here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Teacher (b. 1964) of Visual Communication at the Politecnico di Milano and of Tools and Techniques of Graphic Design at the Rome University, La Sapienza. In 1995 he founded the Vitamina studio with Aldo Buscalferri, where he does graphic design work, calligraphy, photography, and illustration for industrial clients. In 2002, he became the creative director at Landor Associates in Milan. He is the vice-president of BEDA. His clients include MTV, Heineken, Onyx, Sony, Mediaset (TV network) and Blu (an Italian mobile phone company), for whom he created a company typeface, Blutype. He also made a hip version of Agenda, called Diario.
Founder of Pitis e Associati, a design and consultancy studio based in Milan and Paris, and art director for Wired Italia. At ATypI in Rome in 2002, he spoke about type for branding and communication. [Google] [More] ⦿
MDTA Design -- Green Dragon
MDTA Design, and in some cases MDTA together with Green Dragon, created these fonts, all related to British or Irish TV stations and their logos: BBCStripedChannelLogos, BBCTVChannelLogos, ITA-IBALogos, ITVNetworkChannels, Sky Television Logos, SKYfontbrands, SKYfontmovies, SKYfontnews, SKYfontone, SKYfontsport, SKYfonttravel, SKYfontThick, Sky1998ChannelLogos, SkyTVChannelLogos, UKDigitalTVChannelLogos, IrishRTVLogos, SkywardBold, SkywardRegular, Terrestrial Television Logos, UKtvFamilyLogos, UKTV Channel Logos, UK-&-Ireland-RTV-21, WelshTVLogos. The SKYfont family is originally by Martin Anderson. The web site states: "It all began in the year 2000 with the release of the original and ground-breaking TV Logos TrueType Font by its creator Andrew Wood. Ever since, it has become the inspiration for many other TrueType Font creators who have an abiding passion for television presentation, history and heritage to follow in their footsteps. The brainchild for the Green Dragon catalogue is Éamonn Hanratty. He has already compiled a comprehensive history of the television logos which have been used in the Republic of Ireland, from 1961 up until the present day. The title "Green Dragon" comes from the fact that Éamonn is the son of an Irishman and a Welsh mother. Born in 1963, he comes from Swansea, in Wales. As well as taking Andrew Wood for his inspiration, Éamonn also wishes to gratefully acknowledge the outstanding and progressive work in this field which Martin Anderson of England, Ray Larabie of the U.S.A., Rupert ten Hove of the Netherlands and so many others have been and are continuing so to do: that is, to present a growing range of non-commercial and freely available TrueType Fonts for private use." Apparently they also made Hylian Symbols, but I think that is a mistake by the people at DaFONT. Corporate text fonts: Sky Movie Sans, Sky Corporate Font, LIVINGtv Font, Telewest Voice, E4 Headline Font, uktv Home Font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Miranda Hayes (Randa Graphics, Anderson, SC, b. 1994) designed these typefaces in 2015 while she was studying at Anderson University: Blithedale (a 192-style mixed heritage superfamily that includes Serif, Sans, Slab and Roman subfamilies in Regular, Expanded, Condensed and Oblique styles spread over 8 weights each), Davicar (named after David Carson), Fellatype (an irregular script named after Ed Fella), and Brodyville (named after Neville Brody).
In 2016, she created Starvision for the redesign of the World Vision Website, and Rossfit (for a sports branding project). The typeface was inspired by the star in the World Vision logo. She also designed Rossfit (for a sporting goods comnpany) and Tiboro (which was inspired by Tibor Kalman's work). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Monotype's ESQ fonts (enhanced screen quality) are designed for TVs and monitors. A list of their fonts: Albertus, Albany, Andalé LineDraw, Andalé M Sans, Andalé Mono, Andalé Mono bold, Andalé Mono CP437, Andalé Mono CP737, Andalé Mono CP850, Andalé Mono CP852, Andalé Mono CP855, Andalé Mono WGL, Andalé Sans, Andalé Sans bold, Andy, Andy bold, Apollo, Apollo italic, Apollo semi bold, Arial, Arial black, Arial black italic, Arial black Latin 1/2/5, Arial black WGL, Arial bold, Arial bold italic, Arial bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Arial bold italic WGL, Arial bold Latin 1/2/5, Arial bold WGL, Arial CE, Arial CE bold, Arial CE bold italic, Arial CE italic, Arial italic, Arial italic Latin 1/2/5, Arial italic WGL, Arial Latin 1/2/5, Arial Monospaced, Arial Monospaced bold, Arial Monospaced bold oblique, Arial Monospaced oblique, Arial Narrow bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Arial Narrow bold Latin 1/2/5, Arial Narrow italic Latin 1/2/5, Arial Narrow Latin 1/2/5, Arial Rounded, Arial Rounded bold, Arial Tur, Arial Tur bold, Arial Tur bold italic, Arial Tur italic, Arial WGL, Monotype Baskerville, Monotype Baskerville bold, Monotype Baskerville bold italic, Monotype Baskerville bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Monotype Baskerville bold Latin 1/2/5, Monotype Baskerville italic, Monotype Baskerville italic Latin 1/2/5, Monotype Baskerville Latin 1/2/5, Bell, Bell bold, Bell bold italic, Bell italic, Bembo, Bembo bold, Bembo bold italic, Bembo italic, Monotype Bernard condensed, Binner Gothic, Blueprint Web, Blueprint Web bold, Monotype Bodoni book, Monotype Bodoni book italic, Book Antiqua bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Book Antiqua bold Latin 1/2/5, Book Antiqua CE, Book Antiqua CE bold, Book Antiqua CE bold italic, Book Antiqua CE italic, Book Antiqua italic Latin 1/2/5, Book Antiqua Latin 1/2/5, Bookman Old Style, Bookman Old Style bold, Bookman Old Style bold italic, Bookman Old Style bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Bookman Old Style bold Latin 1/2/5, Bookman Old Style italic, Bookman Old Style italic Latin 1/2/5, Bookman Old Style Latin 1/2/5, Buffalo Gal, Century Gothic bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Century Gothic bold Latin 1/2/5, Century Gothic italic Latin 1/2/5, Century Gothic Latin 1/2/5, Century Schoolbook, Century Schoolbook bold, Century Schoolbook bold italic, Century Schoolbook bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Century Schoolbook bold italic WGL, Century Schoolbook bold Latin 1/2/5, Century Schoolbook bold WGL, Century Schoolbook CE, Century Schoolbook CE bold, Century Schoolbook CE bold italic, Century Schoolbook CE italic, Century Schoolbook italic, Century Schoolbook italic Latin 1/2/5, Century Schoolbook italic WGL, Century Schoolbook Latin 1/2/5, Century Schoolbook WGL, Monotype Clarendon, Monotype Corsiva Latin 1/2/5, Courier CE, Courier CE bold, Courier CE bold italic, Courier CE italic, Courier LD, Courier LD bold, Courier LD bold italic, Courier LD italic, Courier New bold italic Latin 1/2/5, Courier New bold italic WGL, Courier New bold Latin 1/2/5, Courier New bold WGL, Courier New CP437, Courier New CP437 Bold, Courier New CP737, Courier New 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The main typefaces at MyFonts under the keyword Television. These are mostly fonts based on the titles of famous TV shows, but there is an occasional TV subtitling font. View a longer list of television fonts. See also here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Japanese type foundry. Its typefaces as of 2018 include:
Born in Seoul, Nina Lee Storm moved to Denmark in 1975, where she works as a freelance type designer. Nina lives in Middelfart, Denmark, and her company is Lee Storm Design. She designed Storm Sans at Agfa/Monotype in 2000. She designed Noa for use on television and computer screens during the late 1990s. This tall x-height short-ascendered typeface was published by Linotype in 2004.
A custom-made typeface for ABC (the government-funded Australian Broadcast Corporation). In 2016, the cost of 32,750 dollars caused an uproar in Australia when the extravagant amount was questioned by Liberal senator James Paterson to The Australian. It comes soon after the ABC executive behind the typeface resigned. Digital director Angela Clark has left the ABC for the commercial sector. Media report in The Australian on September 19, 2016.
Rasmus Lund Mathisen is a prolific Danish type designer who lived in Copenhagen. At the School of Design of KAKD (The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts), he obtained a BA (2008-2011) and an MA (2011-2014). After graduation Rasmus joined Overtone in Aarhus. Overtone specializes in branding and corporate type design.
His typefaces include:
Plau (was: Niramekko)
Rodrigo Saiani is a graphic and type designer who graduated from Parsons School of Design. In 2006, he founded Niramekko, which he ran with his brother Gustavo Saiani until 2013. Niramekko became Plau, now located in the Botafogo suburb of Rio de Janeiro. The type and graphic designers associated with Plau design include the cariocas Gabriel Menezes, Carlos Mignot, Valter Vinicius Costa, Rodrigo Saiani, Felipe Casaprima, and the expatriate in Köln, Germany, Ana Laura Ferraz. He teaches type desgn at Miami ad School / ESPM in Rio de Janeiro.
Coralinda (2014) is a didone-based custom headline typeface.
In 2016, Rodrigo Saiani and Flora de Cavalho co-designed the typewriter typeface Odisseia, which was originally designed for the brand identity for Leblon Arquitetura, a Rio de Janeiro-based architecture firm.
In 2017, Daniel Rocha, Flora de Carvalho and Rodrigo Saiani jointly designed the hand-crafted branding typeface Dariquim.
Collaboration between Plau and Rede Globo, Globotipo (2018: a collaboration between Plau and Rede Globo) is a family of 30 fonts made exclusively for the Brazilian TV chain Rede Globo.
Typefaces from 2019: Reserva (Sans, Serif, Display), Muda (a corporate typeface for the fashion brand Oficina Muda).
Radek Sidun (b. 1980) wrote a graduation thesis at the Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design (UMPRUM) (Graphic Design and Visual Communication, MgA. 2010) on diacritics in world languages. He has worked at Cornel Windlin's Zurich studio for two years. He is currently based in Prague, where he is an associate editor of Komfort magazine and teaches at the Type Design and Typography studio of the UMPRUM Prague Academy of Arts, Architecture and Design.
Designer at the Suitcase Type Foundry of RePublic (a 2004 revival, done with Tomas Brousil, of Public by Stanislav Marso, 1955. Note that Public was used to set the text of a Czechoslovak Communist party newspaper, Rudé Právo). At Briefcase, he published BC Alphapipe and BC News (for which he received a TDC Certificate of Typographic Excellence 2015).
At ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, he spoke on typefaces for television, in which he gave an overview of Czech television type from the 1960s until 2018, showing original typeface designs, archive materials, current approaches, rare videos, and type in motion. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rasmus Lund Mathisen
Italian designer (b. 1971) who graduated from the Art Institute of Parma. He is currently the main designer for MTV Italia. He created the gothic font Grimoire, first as a logo for the group Barbie Car and later for some MTV titles. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rodrigo Rocha Saiani
RTL Type (was: Black Tiger)
As Black Tiger, this outfit was reportedly based in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, but as RTL Type, it appears to be in Hebron, Palestine. It was also known as Emad ISkyFalcons. On Behance, we learn that the designer is Emad Fohid.
They designed the Arabic typefaces Halime (2017), Natalie (2017), TV Sans (2016), Moscow (2016), Hajar (2016), Hilary (2016), Hattan (2015), Amal (2014, Latin / Cyrillic art deco), Lamis (2014), Saba (2014), Saba Mubarak (2014, integrated with Latin), Hajar (2014), Kufi (2014), Nicole (2013), Rajab (2014), Jody (2014), Logo (2014), Misr (2014), Egypt (2014), Free (2014), Salim (2014), Nagham (2014), Lujain (2014), Nora, Nicole, Yasmin, Joory, Rim Extra Min, Jannat Extra and Diana Extra in 2013. He also made Nicole Latin (2013) and Maram (2013, Arabic).
The Graphic Arts Department of CBS News developed CBS News 36 [dead link], a TV font with ink traps. The project leader was Rudi Bass. Adam Twardoch compares the ink trapping with that of other fonts, such as Bell Centennial Bold (Matthew Carter, 1978). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cairo, Egypt-based designer of SH1949 (2013, an octagonal FontStruct font), Nasfi (2015, an Arabic font designed for TV) and Circtor (2014, a connect-the-dots typeface). Circtor and SH1949 were projects at the German University in Cairo. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cairo-based designer of the circular arc typeface Peace (2013) during her studies at the German University in Cairo. RGB (2014) is an extra-Bold sans serif Kufic inspired typeface for TV captions. [Google] [More] ⦿
From their site: "LiveFonts for LiveType and Final Cut Pro - animated fonts for film and video projects". The fonts of this team include Sonida, Circus, Poolside, Marquee, Undulator, Chocolate and Warhol. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joe Clark (Toronto) is developing special fonts for captioning and subtitling for TV and film. Joe's motto is Watching TV is bad enough. Reading TV shouldn't be worse. Two interesting sub-pages: Here he explains the difference between captioning and subtitling. Captions are basically for the deaf, and are manually turned on. They not only describe what is said or heard but also mention or show things about the intonation, style, language, or nature of the voices or sounds. Subtitling is mostly used to translate. It is generally automatically turned on, and shown at the bottom of the screen. On this page, Joe lists the main issues with captioning and subtitling and lists the many problems with popular subtitling typefaces such as Bitstream's Tiresias or Monotype's Arial. Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing graduate who lived in California and in Holland, MI, and now resides in Louisville, Colorado. He was a disciple of Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes. MyFonts page on him. In 1990, he started work at Monotype in Palo Alto to create the Windows truetype core fonts Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New. He stayed with Monotype and then Agfa/Monotype until 2003 (when he was probably fired, but that is only an unreliable guess), directing type development from the design office in Palo Alto, CA. Bio at Agfa/Monotype. He has directed branding projects such as Agilent Technology's corporate sans serif and Microsoft's corporate font family 'Segoe'. At the same time, he was involved in producing bitmaps and outline fonts for cell phones and TV set top environments. He has worked extensively designing Greek, Cyrllic, Thai, Hebrew and Arabic alphabets to satisfy the requirements of customers such as IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun and Sybase. In 2004, he co-founded Ascender Corporation in Northbrook, IL, where he remained Type Design Director until Ascender was bought by Monotype, where he now heads the type design team (12 people in all, as of 2013).
Storm Type Foundry
Storm Type is a major Czech foundry that offers the inspiring work of Frantisek Storm (b. 1966, Prague). Most typefaces are made by Storm himself. The typefaces:
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, he spoke about his own Czech typefaces, on his Czech Typeface Project, and on the life of Josef Týfa.
Monotype's answer for TV fonts and low resolution screens is Tioga. It is not ashamed to state that Tioga sticks closely to RNIB/Bitstream's Tiresias: Tioga is metrically compatible with Tiresias, a widely-used typeface designed for digital TV applications and adopted by the DVB and MHP standards. [Google] [More] ⦿
Tiresias: Critique by Joe Clark
WhiteCrow is a type foundry and design studio founded by Sarang Kulkarni in Mumbai in 2005. It specializes in multilingual branding, type design and calligraphy. A collective of type designers, the White Crow team creates customized typefaces for all Indian scripts, including Devanagari, Bangla, Gujarati, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada, Malayalam, Gurmukhi, Meitei Mayek (Manipuri), Oriya and Urdu. Their typefaces:
Arabic font foundry based in Ramallah, Palestine, and run by Zakariya Saleh, a graduate of Palestine Polytechnic University. They made Osama (2013), Exo Sans (2013, a free Latin sans typeface---not to be condfused with Gama's Exo font), Asmaa (2013, Latin and Arabic), Ourtilane (2013), Oday (2013), AraSym Ramadan (2010, a family) which can be downloaded here.
In 2013, he extrapolated the Sony Walkman logo into his Sony Walkman organic font. He also made the Arabic typefaces Bon Font, Saramah, Aqeeq, Graphici, Asri, Ink Drip, Arabic Script, Ink Stream, Alqusair, and Diana Extra, and the octagonal Latin / Arabic typeface Shohadaa.
Typefaces from 2014: Ara Hala Bo She'sha, Ara Hamah 1964 B Bold, Ara Hamah 1964 R Light, Ara Hamah 1982, Ara Hamah AlFidaa, Ara Hamah AlHorra, Ara Hamah AlThawra, Ara Hamah Alislam, Ara Hamah Homs, Ara Hamah Kilania, Ara Hamah Sahet AlAssi, Ara Hamah Zanki, Ara Hamah City, Assaf, Haneen (signage script), Sally (with Sally Alzaza), Bondoq, Amal (art deco for Latin and Arabic), Lamis, Hilary, Saba, Mary (piano key typeface), Nisreen, Hajar, Kufi, Muslimah (free), Ahrar, Ghang Tachkili and Djadli Tachkili (designed by Jadli Zein Alabedeen (Algeria) and programmed by Zakaria Saleh), Al Hadari, El Maidan, Israr Syria, Etab AmMoniee, Hala, Hamah, Al Bayan, Assaf, Baghdad.
Typefaces from 2015: Handmade (custom Latin/Arabic font for a Palestinian store), K24 (a corporate font for Kurdistan 24 channel), Hattan (Latin and Arabic), Nicole, Natalie, MasterFont, Naskh, Moscow (constructivist Arabic typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Joory, Twitter Headline Type, TV Sans, Corporative Sans (Latin and Arabic), Eliyaa Pro, Yasmin, Feather, Bein Sports Network typeface.
Typefaces from 2017: Halimah.
Typefaces from 2018: Media Pro, Maghfira.