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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
https://luc.devroye.org
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1001fonts

New free font listings at 1001fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

29 Letters
[Pascal Naji Zoghbi]

Lebanon-based Arabic type designer who runs the Arab type news and blog site called Arabic Typography. KHTT link. An ex-student of the KABK in 2006, he currently is a part time instructor of design and typography at Notre Dame University, Louaize, Lebanon, as well as a part time instructor of typography at the American University of Beirut (AUB), both since 2007. His Arabic type foundry is called 29letters.

At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, he ran a workshop on the Arabic Kufi script. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin on the topic of political resistance and expression through graffiti in Lebanon and Palestine. His contributions to type design:

  • Massira. He has embarked on a project with Martin Majoor to design some Arabic fonts that fit Majoor's designs. He writes: Massira is my graduation typeface at Type&Media postgraduate course at The Royal Academy of Arts [KABK] in The Hague. Huda AbiFares contacted me while I was finalizing Massira and presented the opportunity to collaborate with the Dutch type designer Martin Majoor to design an Arabic typeface, which is part of the Typographic Matchmaking 01 project organized by Khatt Foundation. At first I was a bit worried due to the fact that it would be my first professional type design work and that the due date was too close. However, after taking a closer look at Martins type FFSeria and analyzing its characteristics, I noticed that the treatment of the stroke and the structure of the letters shared similarities with Massira. In both fonts the use of sharp broken curves and crispy feel is present. Consequently, I grew confident in project and decided to use Massira as a starting point for the new Arabic companion of FFSeria. Echo, which is Sada in Arabic, is the repetition of a sound caused by the reflection of sound waves from a surface. Accordingly, Sada is the echo of FFSeria. The modifications on Massira consisted of making Sada perform like FFSeria. It had to have the same point size, line space, color, contrast and feel as FFSeria. Concerning the details of Sada and the inclined angle of the vertical strokes, it was derived from the FFSeria Italic. So Sada has the same feel as the Roman but is inspired from the Italic. More on the Sada project. In 2009, Sada was renamed FF Seria and published by FontFont.
  • Another project of Zoghbi involves a type family being developed for newspaper headlines.
  • In 2007, he created a 3-style Phoenician type family called Fniqiya.
  • Alef Pixel Caps Type for Alef Magazine (2008). Done with Huda AbiFares. This is a Latin ornamental type family.
  • Al Rouiya Arabic Type for the Al Rouiah Newspaper in Kuwait, 2008.
  • Bukra Extra Bold display type for Ibn Battuta Mall in Dubai, 2008. Looks like Futura Bold.
  • A corporate font under the heading, Arabic for Univers (2008). Zoghbi: An Arabic corporate typeface for a global shipping and transport company. The Arabic is intended to work with the Latin type Univers. Unfortunately, I can't mention the name of the company nor the design firm I did this Arabic type work for. I was the Arabic type consultant/specialist and associate type designer alongside Leah Hoffmitz. The font will used in all Arabic publications, ads and packaging for the company.
  • Baseet (2009) is a hybrid Neo-Naskh / Modern Kufi geometric typeface. It is a mixture of straight vertical, horizontal and diagonal pen stokes incorporated in-between curved corners and edges.
  • At FontStruct, he made Arapix (2009).
  • UAE Embassy Corporate Type (2010). This is a commissioned Latin typeface based on the same concept as of an Arabic font. Each of the 26 Latin letters has Caps, Initial, Medial and Final shape enabling the letters to connect as in the Arabic script. The drawing of the letters was all done using the Arabic calligraphic bamboo stick and based on the Naskh Calligraphic Style. Opentype help from Erik van Blokland.
  • The Mathaf Corporate Arabic-Latin Font (2011). Mathaf Arab Museum of Modern Art opened its doors to contemporary Arab art lovers in December 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
  • Nada Debs (2010): a contemporary geometric Kufi type commissionewd by Nada Debs.
  • For Ascender, he did Droid Arabic Naskh (see OFL), Droid Persian Naskh, and Droid Arabic Kufi (OFL).
  • 29LT Azer, done with Ian Party and Wael Morcos: Azer in Arabic means friendly, ready to assist and lend a hand. This multilingual typeface combines simple lines with careful detailing to create a serious but approachable look. The Arabic is a Naskh / Kufi hybrid and retains a balance between calligraphic angular cuts and unadorned construction. The Latin is a humanist sans-serif with crisp cuts based on the broad nip pen calligraphic structure and contemporary outlines. The fonts include Arabic, Farsi, Urdu and Latin variants.
  • Pascal Zoghbi revived the 1950s font system by Nasri Khattar called Unified Arabic as UA Neo B and UA Neo B.
Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam. [Google] [More]  ⦿

4galaxy

Type blog and news site, in Japanese. [Google] [More]  ⦿

abfonts

Free service by some font enthusiasts: free fonts posted by occasional type designers on alt.binaries.fonts are collected here for easy download, and for historical reference. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Abstract Fonts
[Alex Chumak]

Growing 13000+ font archive maintained by Alex Chumak from Mississauga, ON. Chumak himself designed these fonts: AF Pepsi, AF Champion, AF Tommy Hilfiger. List of designers. New fonts.

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

Aegir Hallmundur
[The Ministry of Type]

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AisleOne
[Antonio Carusone]

Interesting graphic design and typography news and blog site by Antonio Carusone. His CV in his own words: Born in Queens, NY into a colorful Italian family, Antonio Carusone has been in the creative arts since he was a child. His early artistic talents led him to NYCs esteemed, High School of Art and Design, where he graduated in 1997. He then attended Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY and The Academy of Art College in San Francisco, where he studied Computer Animation. Currently Antonio resides in NYC, where he is a Senior Art Director at Ogilvy. Prior to Ogilvy he was an Art Director at Atmosphere BBDO where he worked on projects which have included Lays, Dial, Red Stripe, AOL, NFL, Gillette, Cingular, Audi, Verizon, and Bank of America. Type subpage. Commercial faces: Enotmik (2008, a monocase display typeface available in two weights, Light and Bold. Designed on a grid, Enotmik (2008) is made up of 90 and 45 degree angles). See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Akibatec Wabunfont

Links to free fonts for Japanese. Also, discussion and news on commercial Japanese fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alex Chumak
[Abstract Fonts]

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Alexander Neuber
[Free Fonts]

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All About Type's Journal

Russian language type news and blog site managed by the Jakovlev Type Foundry. Subpage on Russian fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alltop --- Top Typography News

News page run by Nononina, the company that owns Alltop. It consists of Will Mayall, Kathryn Henkens and Guy Kawasaki: We import the stories of the top news websites and blogs for any given topic and display the headlines of the five most recent stories (except Moms.alltop which has fewer headlines because there are so many feeds). This an automated link page---don't expect original contributions to type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

alt.binaries.fonts

Newsgroup with many postings, loaded with hints, tips, pointers, subliminal messages and hacker info. It was quite active between 1990 and 2007. Here is a text I wrote in its heyday: On slow days, about 5 fonts get posted, while on some days (like December 17, 1997), over 1000 fonts are posted. In 1997, virtually every Adobe font was posted, as well as many fonts from Image Club Graphics, T-26, Letraset and ITC. Towards the end of 1998, the flow of fonts had dried up. In 1999 and 2000, it picked up again, with some posts having up to 10,000 commercial fonts in them. Presently, the Adobe collection gets posted about once per year in its entirety.

In recent years, past 2007, the site has come to a virtual standstill. See also StBen, StBen II, Usenet Replayer, binsearch.info, ngindex (not free, but one can see what is available). [Google] [More]  ⦿

American Amateur Press Association (AAPA)
[Dave Tribby]

Organization with many type pages related to letterpress, and run mostly by Dave Tribby. I quote Tribby: From its formation in 1892 (from the merger of 23 leading foundries) to its demise in the late twentieth century, American Type Founders was the dominant force in foundry type. Throughout its existence, ATF produced some of the most beautiful printing fonts. During its first half century, those faces were displayed in a series of substantial catalogs.

Chicago's Barnhart Brothers & Spindler foundry chose not to join the ATF combine in the 1890s. It finally became part of ATF in 1911, but continued to operate under its own name until it was closed in 1933.

Based upon Mac McGrew's American Metal Typefaces of the Twentieth Century, Maurice Annenberg's Type Foundries of America and their Catalogs, and a review of ATF type catalogs published in 1897, 1899, 1900, 1903, 1906, 1909, 1912, 1923, 1934, 1941, 1960, and 1971 (plus BB&S catalog No. 25), Tribby has compiled a spreadsheet of ATF typefaces, their identification numbers, and which page numbers they appeared on in those catalogs. He put together a similar spreadsheet for BB&S catalogs that were published in 1897, 1909, and 1925.

Excel spreadsheet.

The following PDF files were prepared from the individual worksheets in the spreadsheet file.

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Andrij Shevchenko
[Type UA]

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Antonio Carusone
[AisleOne]

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ATypI

ATypI, Association Typographique Internationale, is the type community's premier organization. Founded in 1957 by Charles Peignot. Its goals are

  • to promote contemporary digital fonts
  • to encourage outstanding typography and typographic design
  • to campaign for the protection of typeface designs
  • to offer an arbitration service for disputes between members
  • to influence legislators around the world
  • to run conferences
  • to publish journals, newsletters and other publications

Past presidents, from oldest to current: Charles Peignot, John Dreyfus, Tage Bolander, Martin Fehle, Ernst-Erich Marhencke, Mark Batty, Jean François Porchez, John D. Berry, Jose Scaglione. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Behance Network

Typography subgroup at the Behance Network collection of blogs. Projects appreciated by yours truly.

On February 1, 2014, Behance changed its policy and shows only a few new projects. The lifetime of a new project showing is about six hours on the topic of typography---not enough for people who sleep eight hours or go on long week-end treks. It is a very sad decision. There is a bit of hope by looking for certain keywords such as typeface, font, type design, Schrift, and tipografia. [Google] [More]  ⦿

BlogCatalog

Type blog about new typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian A. Jaramillo
[LetterCult]

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Cargo Collective

A design collective with subpages on typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Hadilaksono
[The League of Movable Type]

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comp.fonts (Google)

comp.fonts group backed up at Google. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coudal partners

Type news from this group located in Chicago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CPLUV

Cpluv.com is a daily magazine on art, design and creative culture. They report on typefaces and fonts as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Market

Font and graphic design product vendor. Newest fonts. Creative Market is a platform for handcrafted, mousemade design content from independent creatives around the world. Cofounded in 2012 by Aaron Epstein (New York City), Darius Monsef (Waimea, HI), and Chris Williams (Portland, OR). Part of the business consists in selling typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Creative Pro

Font news on-line. Edited by John Berry. More specific page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CTAN

The Comprehensive TeX Archive Network is the authoritative collection of materials related to the TeX typesetting system and Metafont. It has announcements, an archive, and a convenient download site. There are many subpages on fonts for TEX, including most metafonts ever created, as well as some type 1 and truetype font collections. See also here.

Until 2013, it was mainly hosted by Jim Hefferon at St. Michael's College. In 2013, the new official North American redistribution site is at the University of Utah, thanks to Nelson Beebe and Pieter Bowman. Recommended file transfers, in decreasing order of efficiency: rsync, ftp and http. Generic redirector to balance traffic.

Practical download site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DaFONT
[Rodolphe Milan]

Useful French archive with nice categories such as Cartoons, Horror, Tech, Fantasy, Script, Symbols, Famous fonts, pixel fonts, typewriter, Gothic. It has grown to be the number one site in the world for publishing new free fonts. All designers are clearly identified, and all font information is easily accessible. Links. About 10000 fonts now, with monthly additions. Newest stuff. Links to all designers. All pre-October 2009 fonts in one 660MB download file. Run by Rodolphe Milan (France, b. 1972). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daily Type
[Ilya Ruderman]

Daily Type is a creative project run by four Russian type designers. Regularly updated page with many new type designs and ideas. Based on a concept of Yury Ostromentsky & Dasha Yarzhambek, the site features designs by Yury Gordon, Yury Ostromentsky, Dasha Yarzhambek, Dmitry Jakovlev and Ilya Ruderman, and was launched in 2005. Daily Type is a creative project run by several Russian type designers. Day by day, they create original typefaces and post their results along with routine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Reynolds
[TypeOff]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dave Tribby
[American Amateur Press Association (AAPA)]

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David McCreedy's Gallery of Unicode Fonts: What's New?

Latest links and information added by David McCreedy to his great unicode pages for most languages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Wolske
[Letterpress daily]

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Debutart

Designer gallery, with a small subpage on type design. Slow. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design & typo
[Peter Gabor]

Peter Gabor's type blog and type education site in Paris, started in 2005. In French and English. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design Observer
[Michael Bierut]

A design site where one sometimes finds discussions on type. The founding writers are Michael Bierut, William Drenttel (an ex-typographer practicing law), Jessica Helfand and Rick Poynor.

From Bierut's CV: Michael Bierut studied graphic design at the University of Cincinnati's College of Design, Architecture, Art and Planning. Prior to joining Pentagram in 1990 as a partner in the firm's New York office, he worked for ten years at Vignelli Associates, ultimately as vice president of graphic design. His clients at Pentagram have included The Council of Fashion Designers of America, Harley-Davidson, The Minnesota Children's Museum, The Walt Disney Company, Mohawk Paper Mills, Motorola, Princeton University, the Brooklyn Academy of Music, and the New York Jets. Bierut's work is represented in the permanent collections of the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, and the Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Montreal. He has served as president of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Graphic Arts (AIGA) from 1988 to 1990 and is president emeritus of AIGA National. Michael was elected to the Alliance Graphique Internationale in 1989, and was elected to the Art Directors Club Hall of Fame in 2003. Michael is a Senior Critic in Graphic Design at the Yale School of Art. He writes frequently about design and the co-editor of the four-volume series Looking Closer: Critical Writings on Graphic published by Allworth Press. In 1998 he co-edited and designed the monograph Tibor Kalman: Perverse Optimist. His commentaries about graphic design in everyday life can be heard nationally on the Public Radio International program "Studio 360."

Additional material and links on Bierut: The Atlantic Talks Typography: interview with M. Bierut , Pentagram link, Reasons to Choose a Particular Typeface For a Project. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design&Publishing Center

First established in 1994 to provide an online web site for DT&G Zine. DT&G was originally published each month on AOL and Compuserve for attendees of Fred Showker's design and publishing seminar and conference appearances. The Design&Publishing Center is owned by Showker Graphic Arts&Design, Harrisonburg, Virginia, USA, established in 1972. Hot type news, type discussions, and links. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Designer in Action

Type news in German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Designers Talk
[Oli Dale]

Oli Dale is the Manchester, UK-based designer of the futuristic sans typeface Busby Sans (2004). He also runs the Designers Talk type discussion page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Designmoo

That is how a design cow sounds. There is a subpage on fonts, where people showcase their latest creations. Many fonts are free. [Google] [More]  ⦿

designworkplan
[Sander Baumann]

Type design and typography blog and news site (part of a much larger graphic design blog) run by Dutchman Sander Baumann. Alternate URL, where one can find his SymbolSigns-Basisset font made in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Desktop Publishing Forum

Forum on DTP which exists since 1989. Sublist on fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Devian Tart

I know, the real name is deviantART, but I like Devian Tart better. Several original fonts by a gaggle of young crazy happy-go-lucky designers and enthusiasts. The original fonts are mixed in with archived fonts, so it's a bit of a jungle. However, it was a goldmine of undiscovered fonts and new ideas, until about 2010. Since then, the site gets swamped with self-promotion messages, and amateurish graphics, and the font downloads have dwindled to a trickle. Direct downloads at TypOasis. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Digart.pl

Polish site in the style of Devian Tart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dribble

Dribbble is show and tell for designers. Players share shots---small screenshots of the designs and applications they are working on. Some have called Dribbble "Twitter for designers." Invented by Dan Cederholm, Rich Thornett, and Bruce Spang. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dropular

Media bookmarking site, with some type design coverage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

DT&G Typography
[Freddy Showker]

Type News site run by Freddy Showker. The Design&Publishing Center is owned by Showker Graphic Arts&Design, Harrisonburg, VA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elifont

Big free font download site (ca. 1900 fonts). Font authors. New fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elsner&Flake

German type foundry in Hamburg established in 1986 by Veronika Elsner and Günther Flake. They offer original fonts as well as improved versions of classical fonts. There are many non-Latin fonts as well. In-house designers include Jessica Hoppe (Carpediem), Verena Gerlach (Aranea), Petra Beisse (PetrasScript), Uwe Melichar, Manuela Frahm (Fritz Dittert), Ralf Borowiak, Lisa von Paczkowski, and Achaz Reuss.

Additions in 2005 include the dingbat faces Beautilities EF Alpha, Ornamental Rules EF, Diavolo Rules EF, Squares EF (Alpha, Beta and Gamma), Topographicals EF Alpha, Typoflorals EF Alpha, Typographicals EF Alpha, Typomix EF Alpha, Typosigns EF Alpha, Typospecs EF Alpha and Beta (which have several fists), Typostuff EF Alpha, Diavolo EF, Schablone EF, Gigant EF, Maloni EF, OCRA EF, EF Unovis (a 16-weight family inspired by Quadrat).

In the hand-printed category, let us mention Filzerhand.

Their blackletter collection includes some bastardas (Alte Schwabacher, Lucida Blackletter), some frakturs (Fraktur, Fette Fraktur EF, Justus Fraktur, NeueLutherscheFraktur, Walbaum-Fraktur), some rotundas (Weiss-Rundgotisch), and some texturas (Gotisch, Old English).

Commissioned fonts include Castrol Sans (2007).

Selected additional typefaces: Gillies Gothic EF (1935, after William S. Gillies), EF Medieva, Bank Sans Caps EF, Metropolitain (1985) (after a 1905 art nouveau typeface by Fonderie Berthier).

Newest URL (2008). Listing at Fontworks. Future events schedule. New fonts.

List of their fonts.

Catalog of their typefaces [large web page warning]. See also here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emil Olsson
[TypeNeu]

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Erik Brandt
[Geotypografika]

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Erik Vorhes
[Typedia: Type News]

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Erin McLaughlin
[Hindi Rinny]

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Erwin Denissen
[High Logic Font Forum]

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Ethan Dunham
[Font Squirrel]

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Existing Visual

Type design and typography news site, as part of a larger design news site. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr Hive Mind

Search engine for type-related photographs. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Flickr: Typography

Type discussion group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Bureau Blog

Font Bureau's blog is more than a blog. It is the place where they announce new types, tell stories, and in general add a fourth dimension to all things typographic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Gallery

Font vendor and free font archive offering over 25 free fonts. Font authors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font Squirrel
[Ethan Dunham]

Ethan Dunham's list of free fonts from and for professional type designers. The archive is huge (622 at the end of 2010) and clearly organized. There are useful @font-face kits to help users place these fonts on their web sites. Newly added faces. List of foundries. Ethan Dunham also runs a similar commercial web font service, Fontspring. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Font-A-Day
[Ronald Sansone]

The "About" of March 1, 2010, reads: FONT A DAY is a place for me to put some of the free/shareware/etc fonts I come across on my internet travels. I am going to try to post at least one free font a day in a format that windows and mac people can use, and try to tell a little about the typeface and the designer whenever possible. The page is run by Ronald Sansone (Middletown, CT). By the end of 2010, holes started appearing in the updates. We are converging towards one or two a week. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontblog

Jürgen Siebert's great font blog (in German). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonteck
[Judith Eckstein]

Font newspaper, in German, set up by Judith Eckstein (FH Aachen) in 2011. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontFeed

FontShop's type news site, with contributions by Yves Peters, Jürgen Siebert, Ivo Grabowitsch and Stephen Coles. 2009 or 2010 picture of its editors, Yves Peters, Erik Spiekermann, Juergen Siebert and Stephen Coles. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontFontFont

Japanese font site with links to new Japanese fonts and Japanese font sites. Has some links for Western fonts as well. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontineed

Font archive. Font authors. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontM

Free font archive, started up in 2012 by Ayman Hafez in Cairo.

Google Plus link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmatters

Well-designed type news and promotion site. Facebook page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontmunkások blog

Type news and type blog located in Hungary, run by Tamas, Teufel, and Jobart (Eva and Gábor) and the Kóthay's (Eva, Sára, Kata and Gábor). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontoholic

Advertised as the center of Polish type. It has an active archive with many new postings. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontReactor
[Guillem Catala]

Spanish archive with well over 1000 truetype fonts, categorized in all possible ways. The site is run by Guillem Catala.

List of designers. Newest fonts. List of foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fonts2U
[Peter Olexa]

Large nicely categorized font archive. Font designers. Font vendors. The owner seems to Peter Olexa, a Slovakian visual artist who is based in Bratislava. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontshop blog

Fontshop blog with stories abouts its typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontShop International (or: FSI)

Established in 1989 in Berlin by Erik Spiekermann, Joan Spiekermann and Neville Brody. Also offices in San Francisco, Australia, Austria and Norway. It has a formidable collection of fonts, better known as the FontFont collection. It is a major source of new type, and organizes a Conference in Berlin each year, called TYPO Berlin. In 2015, FontShop was sold to Monotype.

Fontshop team. Designers. Subpages: FontFeed (font news), FontStruct (free modular fontre), FontBook, Font education.

Catalog of FontFont's typefaces [large web page warning]. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Fontsinuse
[Stephen Coles]

Stephen Coles set up this site about fonts in advertising and the media in 2010. The initial page reads: Our effort begins here, with a regularly updated collection of case studies and trend reports. We've invited experts from various fields to comment on how type is used (and misused) in graphic design today. In our first few installments, magazine designer Marc Oxborrow has an emotional reaction to the redesign of Bloomberg Businessweek, the Font Bureau's Sam Berlow notices that the type specimen has become a design genre, I point to some recent projects in which type and especially typeface selection plays a central role, and instructor and historian Indra Kupferschmid reminds us that the real Bauhaus was not all geometric and experimental letterforms. This blog is a prologue of more to come. Behind the scenes, we are building a searchable, sharable archive of typographic design, all indexed by typeface, industry, and medium. And you are invited to join us. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontspace

Free font hosting site. In 2009, it had over 550 designers and over 20,000 fonts, incredibly neatly categorized and cross-listed. List of participating designers. Newest additions. [Google] [More]  ⦿

FontStruct
[Robert Meek]

A nifty and elegant free service by FontShop started in 2008 to make, share and download modular fonts, peppered, of course, with FontShop ads. FontStruct lets you quickly and easily create fonts constructed out of geometrical shapes, which are arranged in a grid pattern, like tiles or bricks. Once you're done building, FontStruct generates high-quality TrueType fonts, ready to use in any Mac or Windows application. You can keep your creations to yourself, but we encourage users to share their "FontStructions". Explore the Gallery of fonts made by other FontStruct users and download them or even copy them and make your own variations. Creation page.

It is amazing how the 100 or so basic shapes can be combined in many beautiful typefaces---this is not just a simple generalization of a pixel font editor. After only 3 weeks, FontStruct had over 21,000 registered users, and people had already made over 23,000 new fonts. FontStruct was made for FontShop by Robert Meek.

List of many designers and fonts at FontStruct compiled by yours truly.

My wishlist for them [which they have happily ignored for many years now, and things are getting increasingly worse]: to add all font designer names to their pages and inside the fonts, to organize a super-page with a list of all designers, to speed up the software and/or internet line (by a factor of ten), to remove the annoying extra clicks on license agreements before downloads, to fix the browser crashes reported by many (Allan Weiser and others; Mac OSX Leopard/Firefox has problems and still crashes Firefox as late as January 2010), to enable mass downloads and mass downloads per designer, to split the free fonts from those that cannot be downloaded (an increasingly large portion, by the way), to eliminate logins with passwords for visiting tourists, and to eliminate Flash (it crashes in Google Chrome regularly when FontStruct windows are open).

Tutorial (video) by Rob Meek.

Daumen9 made by Crissov in 2009 exposes the fundamental flaw of all modular designs that work within the limitations of truetype or opentype or type 1---one can't achieve proper small circles. Not FontStruct's error---blame it on short-sightedness of the font format engineers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Freddy Showker
[DT&G Typography]

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Frederik Samuel
[Typegoodness]

[More]  ⦿

Free Font Frontline

Japanese links to free fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Free Fonts
[Alexander Neuber]

Excellent free font search engine. Run by Alexander Neuber. More direct page. Handwriting archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

freetypography.com
[Philipp Thom]

Free font blog and news site maintained by Philipp Thom (Ulm, Germany). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fubiz

Typography sub-pages at Fubiz Daily Dose of Inspiration. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Geotypografika
[Erik Brandt]

Blog and type news site run by Erik Brandt. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Google Web Fonts

Google's answer to web fonts, including a directory of over 500 free fonts. Their goal was to have 1000 fonts by the end of 2011, but they passed the 500 mark only in 2012. Download all fonts in one 36MB file. Blog.

On May 19, 2010, Typekit announced and open source collaboration with Google called the WebFontLoader: Now you can have complete control over how fonts are loaded and what happens when they're rendered. You can download the code and use it however you like, or link directly to the latest version via the Google Ajax APIs. [...] You can use WebFont Loader with fonts on your own server, links to the just-announced Google Webfont API, or any Typekit account. We've also made sure the code is modular, so other font hosting services can add to it in the future.

Google offers these fonts for free, and pays its designers a few thousand dollars. This prompted a reaction from Bruno Maag in 2012: Yes, Google with its free fonts, or libre fonts as they like to call them, is a particular bugbear of mine. Now, if someone wants to make their fonts available for free that is up to them; I have no problems with that. However, it is very different if a giant corporate entity which has a market valuation of a gazillion dollars is asking young and budding designers to submit their fonts for a measly few thousand dollars under the condition of an open source licence. I call this exploitation as well as a complete disregard for design. The result, unfortunately, is that in many cases the fonts are of not very good quality since they have been designed by inexperienced designers.

Early access download page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Grain Edit

Blog related to a bookseller in Oakland, CA. They state: Grain Edit is a blog that covers contemporary graphic design and illustration as well as design from the from the golden era of advertising (1950s-1970s). Besides found tidbits of news, interviews and events we will be posting obscure kids books, annuals, type catalogues, corporate manuals, and designer monographs from our shelves. Type subpage. Archives. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Graphicriver

Font vendor site. Individuals can hawk their new fonts here, with typical font prices between 2 and 10 dollars. Direct link to font collections. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Guillem Catala
[FontReactor]

[More]  ⦿

High Logic Font Forum
[Erwin Denissen]

Font Creator and Scanahand are font editors made by High Logic (Erwin Denissen). They have an active forum, with a lot of interesting technical discussions. Gallery of fonts made with High Logic software. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hindi Rinny
[Erin McLaughlin]

Hindi Rinny is a great Indian type blog and news place run by Erin McLaughlin (b. 1985), a graphic designer in Minneapolis. After graduation from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010, she joined Hoefler&Frere-Jones in New York.

She designed Katari for her thesis.

Originally from Milwaukee, she received a BFA in Graphic Design from the Minneapolis College of Art & Design before her MA at Reading. Erin created an angular typeface---à la Oldrich Menhart---, and added a matching Devanagari style---the harmonious ensemble is called Katari. This typeface earned her the 2011 SoTA Catalyst award.

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

I Love Typography
[John D. Boardley]

Type information site and blog run since 2007 by graphic designer and web developer John D. Boardley from Kagawa, Japan. Glossary. Examples of inspiring use of display/poster type. Their exquisite logo. [Google] [More]  ⦿

iFONT.RU

Big Russian font archive, nicely categorized and organized. New things. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ilya Ruderman
[Daily Type]

[More]  ⦿

Italic 2.0

Italic 2.0 is an Italian blog and type project, very central to all that is happening on the type scene in Italy. There is also a book by the same title, dated 2008, edited by Marta Bernstein, Luciano Perondi, and Silvia Sfligiotti, with articles by Giovanni Lussu, James Clough, Antonio Cavedoni, Marta Bernstein, Luciano Perondi, Giangiorgio Fuga, and Silvia Sfligiotti. [Google] [More]  ⦿

James Mosley
[Typefoundry]

[More]  ⦿

John D. Boardley
[I Love Typography]

[More]  ⦿

José Ramón Penela
[unostiposduros.com]

[More]  ⦿

Juan Pablo De Gregorio Concha
[Letritas]

[More]  ⦿

Judith Eckstein
[Fonteck]

[More]  ⦿

Kyle Meyer
[Type Tweets]

[More]  ⦿

Letritas
[Juan Pablo De Gregorio Concha]

Juan Pablo De Gregorio Concha is the Chilean designer (b. 1978) of the hip Bodoni typeface Isbel la Romana (2002). Alternate URL. Creator of Chúcara (2003), a typeface developed as part of his thesis for the School of Design of the Catholic University of Chile. His blog, Letritas, has many interesting technical type discussions. His other blog is Garabatitos. I especially like his article on the logical decomposition of letter forms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

LetterCult
[Brian A. Jaramillo]

Brian Jaramillo's page that highlights remarkable work by type designers, letterers, sign painters, graffiti artists, stone carvers, calligraphers, poster artists, and graphic designers. Its founders are Brian Jaramillo and Ray Frenden (a custom letterer), and frequent contributors include Jonathan Selig, Alex Savakis and David Hubner. Brian himself runs the Agency 26 lettering blog, where one can ogle his own lettering experiments from 2009: Bikini Killin' (alphabet), a toy font for Tokidoki, Hilton poster lettering, the word Boston, Fuck you lettering, So long sucker poster, Lowercase g, LetterCult logo, Kanye Unabomber art deco lettering.

Behance link. Brian is located in Signal Hill, CA. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letterpress daily
[David Wolske]

Beautiful letterpress type showcase site by David Wolske, who has taught design, typography, and letterpress printing at Indiana University, Herron School of Art and Design, Columbia College Chicago's Center for Book and Paper Arts, Hamilton Wood Type and Printing Museum, and The University of Utah. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michael Bierut
[Design Observer]

[More]  ⦿

Muliple Baselines

Articles on Arabic type by Edo and Huda Smitshuijzen. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MyFonts: What's New?

MyFonts.com: new links announced. Newest fonts. RSS feed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicolas Spalinger
[Planet Open Fonts]

[More]  ⦿

Notes: a calligraphic journal

Calligraphy news blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Offsite

Archive for free font makers. News. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oli Dale
[Designers Talk]

[More]  ⦿

Open Font Library (or: OFL)

Set up in 2006 and finalized in 2011 by Jon Phillips, the original goal of this site was summarized as follows: The Open Font Library is a sister project of the Open Clip Art Library. The goal of this project is to collect public domain fonts so that they may be used freely. In 2011, they wrote: At the 6th Libre Graphics Meeting 2011 in Montreal, the Open Font Library, the Open Font Library community and Fabricatorz launch an online library of fonts that all type designers and font enthusiasts may participate in. The goal of the Open Font Library is to offer great fonts, help designers share their work, accelerate the usage of the @font-face tag available in modern web browsers, and to help educate everyone about how to design and use fonts. The Open Font Library received sponsorship and direction from Dave Crossland. Other major contributors to the project include Alexandre Prokoudine, Ben Weiner, Ed Trager, Eric Schrijver, James Weiner, Jon Phillips, Nicolas Spalinger, and Robert Martinez, who developed the Open Font Library logo. Initial patrons to the project include Mozilla Foundation, River Valley Technologies, TeX Users Group and Yes Logic. The Font Library has also benefited tremendously from input by participants at the Libre Graphics Meeting 2011. Others mentioned in earlier years include Benji Park, Nicu Buculei, Alexandre Prokoudine, and Simos Xenitellis.

The original batch of free fonts includes Inkcalig (2006, a calligraphic typeface by James Kilfiger), LetsTracebasic (2006; a *very* readable light sans, even at small sizes), LetsTraceruled, RDS (2003, LED simulation face), TribalBenji (2005, by Benji Park), handfont (2005, Benji Park), handfontshadow (2005, Benji Park), PugsleyOblique (2006), AlphabetofChildren (2006, based on 16th century illuminated caps), AnimalSilhouette (2006), and Fold (2006).

Wiki page. Additional URL for Dave Crossland.

Software problems have wreaked havoc with the OFL site since 2010, so others made pages that are helpful: List of fonts with specimen, Download link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

OSP

OSP stands for Open Source Publishing (Design Tools for Designers). It is a blog and a news site based in Belgium. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ParaType News

ParaType news, in Russian. De-Fis is ParaType's e-zine. Russian type glossary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pascal Naji Zoghbi
[29 Letters]

[More]  ⦿

Pedro Arilla

Don Serifa is a beautiful and informative Spanish type blog run by Pedro Arilla, who is based in Zaragoza, Spain, and who was born in 1984 in Ejea de los Caballeros, and studied graphic design at Escuela Superior de Diseño de Aragón.

Pedro also designed some typefaces. These include the free didone typeface Valentina (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pedro Serrao
[Type For You]

[More]  ⦿

Peter Gabor
[Design & typo]

[More]  ⦿

Peter Gabor

Born in Budapest in 1957, but Parisian since 1957. Designer and type artist who made many custom and magazine fonts. Blog. There is an ongoing feud between Porchez and Gabor which has invaded the internet waves. Gabor's blog and Porchez's blog are the stages for this royal battle. Generally, Gabor decries the hypocrisy in the type industry and calls for the Foundation of a Sir Francis Drake Society. The Book Antiqua/Palatino case and the Bitstream/Linotype battle irked Gabor, and he likes to expose type designers whose fonts are too close to others. Among his creations:

  • American Match. For Paris Match.
  • Elle Gabor. A great fashion-conscious geometric sans family. For Elle magazine.
  • Firmin Didot.
  • Futura Canal.
  • Gabor 2000 (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 2000).
  • Gabor Script (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1975).
  • Les Échos.
  • Libération (1994).
  • Manu Script.
  • Mermoz (TypoGabor Phototitrage, 1988). A roman style mini-serif family.
  • Moka Presse.
  • Nintendo: a pixel face.
  • Sade (Salon Sade, 1976).
  • Serge Lutens: a severe Calvinist face.
  • Total: commissioned by the gas company.
  • Yves Saint-Laurent.
[Google] [More]  ⦿

Peter Olexa
[Fonts2U]

[More]  ⦿

Peter Reichard
[Spatium Newsletter]

[More]  ⦿

Philipp Thom
[freetypography.com]

[More]  ⦿

Pilo

Design community. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pinterest

This site shows "pins" (images) from other sites, with subpages on everything, including typography, calligraphy and typography, lettering, typefaces, typographic design, fonts, more typography, more fonts. Why, they even have a subpage on Luc Devroye's pins. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixelcreation.fr

News stories and picture galleries related to graphic design and typography in France. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Planète Typographie

Jean-Christophe Loubet del Bayle's web site on typography. In French. Besides articles, there are also useful type links. Old pages. Temps typographiques. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Planet Open Fonts
[Nicolas Spalinger]

Blog and open source font news, moderated by Nicolas Spalinger. The community's manifesto: We are members of the wider FLOSS community and we have a special interest in open fonts: appropriate licensing, collaborative typeface design, featureful open font design toolkit, packaging and availability of quality open fonts in the various distributions and OSes to cover the needs of language communities, publishers and artists, etc. We support the Open Font License as the recommended license for libre/open fonts. We are users, contributors and developers of various components of the open font design toolkit. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Planet Typography

Type news. Type museum. Small archive. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pointypo

French language type news site. Its organizers are Jean-Baptiste Levée, Pauline Nuñez, and Jérémie Baboukhian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

PTF Gazette

Jean-François Porchez's great on-line newspaper about type. Great web page. Full of information. A must! Lots of links to books. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Quipsologies (was: Speak Up)

Type blog run by Armin Vit since 2001. Speak-up. Type subpages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralf Herrmann
[Ralf Herrmann]

See also here for more news by Ralf Herrmann in English and German. Here he blogs about web fonts and web type matters. His Flickr stream. Ralf Herrmann studied visual communication at Weimar's Bauhaus University and works as a web, graphic, and type designer. He has made a name for himself in the typography community with his internet typography subcommunity typografie.info.

Currently Ralf Herrmann is doing his PhD at the University of Applied Arts in Vienna. In his dissertation he researches the implications of cognitive map research applied to the design of maps and wayfinding systems.

Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik on the topic of the eszet letter.

Hooptie Script (2011) is a connected fifties script designed by Ralf after a trip to Motor City.

In 2012, Ralf Herrmann and Sebastian Nagel codesigned the Wayfinding Sans Pro family. This useful typeface was published at FDI.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ralf Herrmann
[Ralf Herrmann]

[More]  ⦿

Readable Web
[Richard Fink]

Web type news, edited by Richard Fink (Naples, FL), a web developer, research analyst, journalist and critic. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Revision

Font announcement site, in Russian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Richard Fink
[Readable Web]

[More]  ⦿

Robert Meek
[FontStruct]

[More]  ⦿

Rodolphe Milan
[DaFONT]

[More]  ⦿

Ronald Sansone
[Font-A-Day]

[More]  ⦿

RU-BOARD

Font information site, in Russian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sander Baumann
[designworkplan]

[More]  ⦿

Sean Mitchell
[Type Release]

[More]  ⦿

Slanted Schriften

Subpage at Slanted that reports new typefaces. In German. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Smashing Magazine: Fonts

Type design and type examples at Smashing Magazine. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Spatium Newsletter
[Peter Reichard]

German site concerned with typography, type news, interviews, links, and discussions, and masterfully managed by Peter Reichard (Offenbach) and Christopher Lindlohr (Frankfurt). Peter designed the cute dingbat font PixelheadHandmadeBeta (2001). Pixel font links. Typosition is an on-line type-in-design mag (free, PDF format). Now also in print. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Coles
[Typographica]

[More]  ⦿

Stephen Coles
[Fontsinuse]

[More]  ⦿

Swiss Miss
[Tina Roth Eisenberg]

Design blog by Tina Roth Eisenberg (Switzerland&New York City). Has subpages on type design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Temple of Typefaces

Knowledgeable type design group on Devian Tart: Temple of Typefaces features the best fonts, typefaces, type design and hopefully a lot of type-related talk, debate and constructive criticism. All typography lovers are welcome but only quality type is allowed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Cooper Union

The Cooper Union School of Art is a famous design (and type design) school in New York City. Starting in the fall of 2010, the Continuing Education Department of The Cooper Union, in conjunction with the Type Directors Club, offers a Certificate Program in Typeface Design, called Type @ Cooper. The faculty includes Jesse Ragan, Ken Barber, Stephen O. Saxe, Roger Black, Mark Jamra and Christian Schwartz. Cooper Union Typography is a jump site for many typographic treasures. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Forma blog

Type and design blog of some interest. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The League of Movable Type
[Caroline Hadilaksono]

Another cooperative where one can submit open source fonts. Initial contributors in 2009 are Micah Rich, Caroline Hadilaksono, Haley Fiege, and Andrea Bergamini. The project was started by Micah Rich and Caroline Hadilaksono. Their manifesto: As designers on the web, we have a calling to raise the standards of the web-design world. We're not the only ones who value good design, and it's time for the web world to catch up with it. We understand the challenges that comes with the internet, but with our recent discovery of @font-face, we started getting excited. For those who aren't up to speed, @font-face is a fairly new addition to web styling, letting a designer specify the location of their own font files. Instead of having to design with just a handful of web-friendly fonts, we'll be able to use any typeface we desire. Well, that's our vision, anyway. There are people who design typefaces for a living, and we want them to make money off of something that they do well. This revolution is not a movement against type foundries and type designers; it's quite the opposite. The kind of revolution we want is a change in the way people think about doing business. We want type foundries and typographers to start thinking, "Maybe there's nothing wrong with giving things away sometimes." It's not always about the money, sometimes it's also about making a contribution to the society, in this case, the design community. Giving one typeface away for free will most likely only boost sales, and it's a good deed. We want more people to look at it like that: like they have a responsibility to do something good for their peers. We're not asking type designers and type foundries to sacrifice profit, we're asking them to contribute to a greater cause, to create a community where we not only have a high design standard for print and web alike, but also a community where we're able to share our creations, knowledge, and expertise with our peers and the world. Blog.

In-house free font creations include League Gothic (2009-2011) [League Gothic is a revival of an old classic, and one of our favorite typefaces, Alternate Gothic No.1. It was originally designed by Morris Fuller Benton for the American Type Founders Company (ATF) in 1903. The company went bankrupt in 1993. And since the original typeface was created before 1923, the typeface is in the public domain.] and League Spartan (2014) [a bold geometric sans based on ATF's Spartan]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

The Ministry of Type
[Aegir Hallmundur]

British type blog run by Aegir Hallmundur who lives in Brighton, UK. Subpages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

This is not a Weblog

Spanish language web site with thoughts on type and design by Ramiro Espinoza. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tina Roth Eisenberg
[Swiss Miss]

[More]  ⦿

tipografias

Spanish language type blog and type jump and news site. It has excerpts of many type articles, and subpages on type history, type design type designers and type foundries. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipografika

Intro to type (in Russian). Discussion of web fonts, with links to free fonts (in Russian). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tipometar

Type and letter design site run by Olivera Stojadinović, Jana Orsolic (was: Nikolic) and Olivera Batajic Sretenovic from Serbia. Types shown there:

  • Miroslavs gospel, Stjepan Fileki: a great Cyrillic and Church-Slavonic typeface based on calligraphic characters from the 12th century.
  • Intro, Jana Nikolic: Latin and Cyrillic calligraphy.
  • Slovit, Vedran Erakovic: an interpretation of the Cyrillic version of the Renaissance cursive.
  • Tapija, Ivana Kurubic: calligraphic script.
  • Aspera, Olivera Stojadinović: based on pointed brush lettering.
  • Resavska, Olivera Stojadinović, published at ITC.
Uncommented type includes Tabula (roman), Rastko, Prospera, Miranda, Aram and Anima. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tumblr

Font blog. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ty Wilkins
[Type Theory]

[More]  ⦿

Typblography

Type blog at Adobe, now run by Paul Hunt. Before him, it was run by Thomas Phinney. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type 101

Font Bureau's didactic blog on type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Directors Club

News from the Type Directors Club. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type For You
[Pedro Serrao]

Portuguese type blog by Pedro Serrao, Joao Planche and Pedro Mesquita. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Release
[Sean Mitchell]

Commercial type release list by Vancouver-based Sean Mitchell. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type specimen at Flickr

Flickr type specimen group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Theory
[Ty Wilkins]

Type Theory is a journal of contemporary typography featuring news, views, reviews and interviews. Ty Wilkins founded Type Theory in January of 2009. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and currently works as a graphic designer for Gardner Design where he specializes in brand development. Ty Wilkins is the Macon, GA-based graphic designer who made the kitchen tile face TY Psychology (2006), and the modular trapezoidal typeface TY Krypton (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type Tweets
[Kyle Meyer]

Type links in the style of Delicious, run by Minneapolis, MN-based Kyle Meyer, who works there for Clockwork Active Media Systems. He blogs at Astheria. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Type UA
[Andrij Shevchenko]

Ukrainian type news site associated with Andrij Type of Andrij Shevchenko. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typecache

The team at Typecache consists of Taro Yumiba (an interactive designer/editor), Akira1975, Shohei Itoh (engineer), Shinsuke Okamoto (engineer), and James Chae. They write: Typecache.com is an online index for type foundries and font sellers, and showcases their collections of type. As typographic literacy grows, the site will hopefully be a useful resource for designers, art directors, and type enthusiasts.

Useful subpages: Helvetica alternatives. DIN alternatives. Rounded blunt-cornered fonts. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typedia

Typedia is a community website to classify typefaces and educate people about them. Think of it like a mix between IMDb and Wikipedia, but just for type. Anyone can join, add, and edit pages for typefaces or for the people behind the type. Site created and run by Jason Santa Maria, Mark Simonson, Liz Danzico, Dan Mall, Mark Huot, Brian Warren, Ethan Marcotte, Stephen Coles, Ryan Masuga, Aaron Gustafson, Garrett Murray, and John Langdon. Blog. News. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typedia: Type News
[Erik Vorhes]

Erik Vorhes (Chicago, IL) writes the type news at Typedia. Erik Vorhes is a web developer, accessibility advocate, design technologist, and writer. Speaker at TypeCon 2012 in Milwaukee and at TypeCon 2013 in Portland. His work can be viewed at Dribble. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typedrawers

Type forum started in March 2012. One of the main admin people was James Puckett. He transferred the management of the site to Stephen Coles at the end of 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typefoundry
[James Mosley]

Personal blog of James Mosley, type historian. This is one of the deepest and most useful type sites in the world. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typegoodness
[Frederik Samuel]

Frederik Samuel's showcase of beautiful typographic work. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeIndex.Org

Unsure what this is. The International Type Index is a free project from a non-profit organisation. The objective is to build a searchable database of all fonts from all foundries, from all the world, to the benefit of both users AND authors. As a non-profit project, TypeIndex.org is 100% user-built : the font database grows through submission of missing foundries, fonts, and reviews. Well, there you have it. There is type news, a type handbook, downloads of free fonts, links to commercial fonts, and a type museum. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeNeu
[Emil Olsson]

Type news for professionals. TypeNeu was originally founded in January 7, 2008 by digital designer Emil Olsson. At the end of 2008, he was joined by Andreas Pihlström. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeOff
[Dan Reynolds]

Typeoff is an Offenbach-based German type collective, est. 2004 by Daniel John Andrew Reynolds (b. 1979, USA), who blogs happily and frequently. Dan grew up in various cities in the USA, received a BFA in graphic design from the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) in 2002, and moved to Offenbach, Germany, in 2003 to study typography with Professor Fritz Friedl. Dan was an intern at Linotype, and is still affiliated with Linotype. In 2004, he founded Typeoff.de. In 2007 he moved to the University of Reading for graduate studies.

Typefaces created by the collective include Argos, AT Stencil, Disco 3000, Ignaz Text, Ignaz Titling, India Gothic, Janus, Jeans, Pater Noster, Proportia, Sweet Pea, Teppic, Used to Love Her. The designers include the founder Dan Reynolds, and his collaborators David Borchers, Lara Glück, Till Hopstock, and Lukas Schneider.

Dan's own typefaces at TypeOff include Ignaz Text (2004, originally called Ignaz Textura, and based on letters he found on a sepulchral memorial outside of St. Ignaz church in Mainz (Germany)), Ignaz Lombard Caps (2004), Ignaz Titling (2004), Janus (2004, a pixel face), Pater Noster (2004-2009, an uncial), Proportia (2004, a geometric sans), Sweet Pea (2004, an octagonal face), and Used to Love Her (2004, experimental). He is working on a Lombard Capitals face (2004), Teutonia Serif (2005, based on Teutonia, a geometric display typeface that was cut in Offenbach by the Roos & Junge type foundry in 1902; this squarish family is released under the name Mountain at Volcano Type in 2006) and Farewell Street (2004, sans family). Working on this condensed didone (2007).

In 2007, he worked with Kobayashi at Linotype to produce a revival and extension of a 1930 sans family of Morris Fuller Benton, and named it Morris Sans (+Small Caps), which could be viewed as an organic version of Bank Gothic. Morris Sans was published in 2008 by Linotype.

In 2008, he designed the serif family Martel in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the MA in typeface design at the University of Reading---it covers Latin and Devanagari.

He is working on a Condensed Serif.

Malabar (2008) won an award at TDC2 2009. Malabar also won the German Design Prize in Gold 2010. See the Linotype version Malabar Etext (2013).

Codesigner with Matthew Carter in 2010 of Carter Sans (ITC), a flared typeface.

Type events of 2008 reviewed by Dan. Volcano Type link. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin and at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik. Klingspor link. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam and at ATypI 2014 in Barcelona. Volcano Type link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Typetoken

Typetoken is an online magazine (est. 2011) that covers typography: The site showcases, discusses and reviews the world of typography, icons and visual language. A collaboration between graphic designers Mike Sullivan of Mister and Mark Millic of Modularlab, and web developer David Cole of Mayfield Digital, typetoken features contributions from designers around the globe and aims to be a source of inspiration and stimulation for those in the international design community who wish to keep abreast of what's new and exciting in mainstream and experimental typography and iconography. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typoblür2

Type news site and typographic activity page with registration. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typografie.info

A German typography site with pages on classification, news, designers, a type glossary, and tutorials. Run by Ralf Hermann. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographica
[Stephen Coles]

The official title of Stephen Coles' revival of the Old Typographica is Typographica. Type Reviews, Books, Commentary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typographyserved

Visually catching gallery of recent type projects in the graphic design realm. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TYPO-L

Mail group for typographers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Typophile News&Events

Messages, announcements, discussions, links, a world web site by and for type designers, Typophile is administrated by Jared Benson, Joe Pemberton, and their firm Punchcut in San Francisco. Typophile's moderators are Jared Benson, Joe Pemberton, Christian Robertson, Stephen Coles, Yves Peters, Paul Hunt, Dan Reynolds, Tamye Riggs (now resigned), Zara Evens, Eben Sorkin, and Tiffany Wardle. Regular censorship, but one of the best, if not the best, home for typographers on the web. Some browsers hang even on the newest version of Typophile (sigh). For example, the UNIX/Mozilla combination is not good for Typophile. For direct access, try these: forums, discussions, critique, Twitter, and news and events. Automated type news collector (stopped in 2009). News. If you are on Mozilla/UNIX, this site is useless--it crashes the browser, it does not allow logins, registration does not work, posting a comment is impossible, pictures are invisible, it is just a major mess. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypoWiki

German type wiki. Has a German glossary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

unostiposduros.com
[José Ramón Penela]

Very didactic and insightful Spanish language web site devoted to typography and its history. Pages by freelance graphic designer José Ramón Penela from Madrid. Check Penela's comparison of truetype and postscript. [Google] [More]  ⦿

URW++ News

News from URW. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Veer

Vendor of Adobe, Alias, Red Rooster, Shinn Type, Letraset Fontek and Device fonts. Shinn Type's Morphica exclusively here.

In October 2003, Veer acquired Jason Walcott's Jukebox Type Foundry, and adds it to the Test Pilot Collective Foundry whose faces it also sells exclusively. One of the founding members is Calgary-based type designer Grant Hutchinson. One of the sub-collections is called Umbrella. In 2004, they added a few faces from Fountain and Font Bureau. New type announcements.

In 2007, Veer was bought by Corbis, a Bill Gates company. Typographers predicted that Veer would disappear soon after that, but this did not happen.

Finally, on January 2, 2012, we learn that Veer will not be acquiring and selling licences for new typefaces. The collection will be frozen in time. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Vera's journal

Vera Evstafieva's type blog (in Russian). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Viktor Kharyk

Ukrainian designer, b. Kiev, 1957. Graduate of the Senior College for Print and Design in Kiev in 1982. Viktor became art director at Sphera in Kiev. Main type designer at Düsseldorf-based company Unique GmbH since 1998. He designs Armenian, Greek, Georgian, Devanagari, Hebrew, Cyrillic and Arabic fonts. His work:

  • At Elsner and Flake, he published EF Bilibin (2004, uncial), EF Abetka (2004), EF Gandalf (2004, uncial), Bilbo (2004-2008, an uncial family), Kiev EF (2002), Lanzug EF (2002, letters as zippers), Rose Deco EF (2001), EF Elf (2002, imitating Tolkien's writing), EF Deco Uni (2001-2004), EF Deco Akt Light (2001-2004), EF Fairy Tale (2003-2008, caps face), EF Varbure (2004, an experimental family), Rose Garden EF (2001, initial caps ornamented with roses; the text is uncial), and Viktors Raven EF (a spectacular caps font with letters made out of a raven).
  • At MasterFont: Abetka MF (1999, with Alexeev), Kiev MF (1976-2003), and Netta MF (1999, text family). These fonts have Latin and Hebrew components.
  • At Paratype, he published Uni Opt (2007, Op Art letters based on free brush technique similar to experimental lettering of the early decades of the 20th century; for instance to Graficheskaya Azbuka (Graphic ABC) by Peter Miturich and works by Victor Vasareli), Joker (1978, a subtractive font---since 2000, also in Cyrillic, Latin, Hebrew, Greek, Georgian, Armenian and Arabic), Blooming Meadow (2007, flowery ornaments), Bogdan Rejestrowy and Bogdan Siczowy (2006, based on Ukrainian Skoropis (fast handwriting) of the 16th and 17th centuries, and named after Ukrainian Getman Bogdan Khmelnitsky. The character set contains Cyrillic, Old Slavonic, Glagolitic, Latin and Greek alphabets), Lidia (2006, a lined engraving typeface based on a 1967 font by Iraida Chepil for Polygraphmash).
  • At 2D Typo: Florentin 2D (2011, angular family), New Hotinok 2D (2010, with Henadij Zarechnijuk).
  • Other work: Simeon 2D (2011, 2D Typo), some fonts at Face Typesetting (1970s), Getto (1970s), White Raven (2002), Handwritten Poluustav Ioan Cyrillic (1999-2001), Letopis (1983), New Zelek (1980s), UniAkt (2001, based on Unifont, an erotic caps face, done with Natalia Makievska).
  • Free fonts at Google Web Fonts, published via Cyreal: Iceberg (2012, octagonal).
  • Cyrillizations by Viktor Kharyk: Data 70 (1976; original from 1970 by R. Newman), ITC American Typewriter, Bullion Shadow (1984; of the shadow font Bullion Shadow (1978; original from 1970 by Face Photosetting), Calypso (1984; of Excoffon's 1958 original), Lazybones (1980s; of a 1972 Letraset font with the same name), Glagolitic (1983, Elvira Slysh, digitized in 2003), Augustea (1947, Allessandro Butti), Stencil (after a 1938 typeface by R.H. Middleton called Stencil), Columna (1980s; after Max Caflisch's original from 1955), Sistina (1951, Hermann Zapf), Weiss Kapitale (1935, Emil Rudolf Weiss), Vivaldi (1965, Friedrich Peter), ITC Tiffany (1974, Ed Benguiat, digitized in 1995), ITC Bookman Herb Lubalin (1974, digitized in 1980s), Berthold Cyrillic Helvetica Cyrillic (1980), Churchward Galaxy (1970s, J. Churchward, digitized in 1980s), Olive Bold Condensed (1980s, original of Roger Excoffon in 1962-1966), Motter Ombra (1980, original by O. Motter in 1975), Sinaloa (1981, original by Odermatt and Tissi in 1972), Serif Gothic (1990, original by Herb Lubalin and Tony DiSpigna in 1974), Dynamo (1980s, original of K. Sommer in 1930), EF Gimli and EF Gloin (2004-2010, mediaeval faces done at Elsner&Flake together with Marina Belotserkovskaja).

At TypeArt 01, he won first prize with Varbur Grotesque (1999-2001, with Natalia Makeyeva), third prize with Joker (1970-2000), and honorable mention with Abetka. At TypeArt 05, he received awards for UniOpt (2002, Kafkaeqsue Op Art display style) and Blooming Meadow (dingbats). In 2009, his 2006 digitization of Anatoly Shchukin's 1968 typeface Ladoga (+Text, +Display, +Ladoga Armenian) won an award at Paratype K2009.

At ATypI 2005 in Helsinki he spoke about Ukrainian fonts. At ATypI 2007 in Brighton, his talk is entitled Old Slavic alphabets and new fonts. At ATypI 2009 in Mexico City, he spoke (well, was supposed to speak) on Old Roman Styles and Cyrillic. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, where he explains the development and multilingual extensions of Ladoga.

MyFonts page. Victor's friends: a Ukrainian/Russian news blog. FontShop link. Author of Non-Latin Fonts Cyrillic and Other (2004, Düsseldorf).

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

vi.sualize.us

Popular image site that has interesting subsections tagged by letter, font, type design, typeface, typo, typography, lettering and alphabet. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Want That Font

A collection of wanted fonts via This is Solitaire, Derek Kinsman, André Mooij, Greg Ponchak, Travis Stearns, Loïc Dupasquier, Tom Muller, Jonathon Toon, Allan Yu, Ivan Cruz and Berger & Föhr. [Google] [More]  ⦿

We Love Typography

A type and typographic picture news site. Subsection on typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Wikipedia: List of type designers

List of type designers. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yaronimus

A comprehensive Hebrew typography blog and Hebrew type design and typography jump site with the latest news. Israel-based Yaronumus is the author of From Le Be to Days and Nights, which is based on his seminar work [in Hebrew]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

YouWorkForThem Blog

Type blog at Mike Cina's YouWorkForThem. New releases. [Google] [More]  ⦿