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066.FONT is a Polish foundry based in Konskie with some commercial fonts (Linotype Kropki (1997), Dr066, Kfontz) and some free fonts (DNA, Zawijasy, Mieszkanie9 (a halftone curly hand), Plaq, Plaq 108). Kfontz and Dr066 are old typewriter fonts, and Kropki is a dot matrix font. The free fonts are for handwriting. Some fonts at MyFonts.com, such as Pokrak (2009, grunge family), Longinus Pro (2008, a 9-style family of medieval roughly outlined alphabets), Old Stefan (2008, five styles of grungy typewriter), Kra Kra (2008, grunge), Poldi (2007, 3d handprinted), Poldi No 2 (2008), Bloor (2008), Crazy David No 1 and 2 (2006, grunge), Karacan Pro (2005, eroded look), Polish Dirty News (2005, grunge), Nieanana (2005), Jackcake (2005), Mada693, Nonpress (2006, grunge), Plaq (2005, halftone simulation face), Dr066, KfontZ, Zawijasy (1997, a curly hand, now commercial), Punx (2006, grunge), 066 Army (2006, grunge), Kulfonus No. 1 and 2 (2007, grunge), Duck Duck (2006), Finito (2008, grunge script), Wopi Script (2005), Pimpus (2009, grungy script) and Wopi Script No. 2 (2005) and No. 3 (2007). The designer is Piotr Wozniak from Konskie (b. Poland, 1980).
Polish link. Dafont link.. Linotype page. [Google]
10 Awesome typewriter fonts
Old typewriter font archive with 10 fonts: 39Smooth, AnotherTypewriter, F25Executive, King, Lastwords-Thin, STALKER2, Telegraphem, Type-Ra, Underwood1913Normal, XBANDRough. [Google]
Good-sized archive by Jason Nolan. Lots of bells and whistles. It gets hairy when he asks 10USD for a 2000-font download, and 20 USD for a 10,000-font download, charging for freeware and shareware fonts made by others. He writes in 2011: 1001 Free Fonts first opened its doors in December 1998 and has since grown to become the most popular free fonts archive online. We receive more than 50,000 visitors daily and have received 150,000,000 visitors since 1998. Over 3,000,000,000 free fonts have been downloaded since 1998. Creator of My type Of Font (2009, typewriter) and Emma Sophia (2009, handprinted). Dafont link. It is interesting, but not surprising, that Monotype (+ITC) is a "partner site". [Google]
11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)
Based in Stockholm, Johan Waldenström was born in Sweden in 1984. At 11-D Productions (or: JW's Art), we find Royal (2010, old typewriter face), Whoa (2008), type designs: Cigar (2007), Bands&Artists (2006), the graffiti fonts Konfect (2005), Cancontrol (2004), Writers3 (2004), B-Boy (2002), Subway (2001), Homeboy (2004), 08Underground (2004), Vinterstad (2004), Writers, Writers2 (2001), Cyber (2002), Writers Fat (2001), 5Cent, and the dingbat font Somepics.
Alternate URL. Some of his fonts at Typearound. Alternate URL. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Sergiy Tkachenko (b. 1979, Khrystynivka, Cherkasy region, Ukraine) lives in Kremenchuk, Ukraine, and has been a prolific type designer since 2008. Sergiy graduated from Kremenchuk State Polytechnic University in computer systems and networks in 2007. Various other URLs: Microsoft link, Identifont, 4th February, Behance, Klingspor link, Revision Ru, Russian creators, CPLUV Fontspace, Twitter. Kernest link. Sergey Tkachenko's typefaces:
- 2008: the techno faces Bladi One 4F, Bladi One Slab 4F, Bladi Two 4F, Abia Wide 4F Thin.
- 2009: Zantiqa (an über-serif), Serifiqo (a (free) thin didone fashion mag display face), Codename Coder 4F (monospace programming font), Droporado 4F (using circles only), Tovstun (futuristic, ultra-fat and rounded), Perfocard 4F, Modularico (five modular faces based on a logo from Master Kremenchug a company for which Sergiy worked for 4 years), Boldesqo Serif 4F (a splendid informal fat didone, now with Greek support), Tkachenko Sketch, Unicase Slab (a techno slab), Laftatic, Logofontik 4F (techno), PC.DE Stencil (+Italic; custom stencil font), Stenciliqo 4F, Tiap Liap 4F (handwriting), Nut Kit 4F, Rezzzistor 4F, Wrongo 4F, the inline modular face Grand Hotel, and Bijou 4F.
- 2010: PädIn (a custom typeface for Pädagogische Initiative e.V.: rounded fat informal face), Fat Quad (in the fatty trend), Veselka (a free multiline face), Smeshariki Black (+ Gleams: a bubble gum font made for an animation company), Republica 4F (a fat family), Rodeqa Slab 4F, ComFi (semi-octagonal), Grotesqa 4F, Nowy Geroy 4F, Fabryka 4F (a monospaced typewriter family), Placarto4F-Italic (an ultra fat art deco), Lavina 4F (a hairline sans with lachrymal terminals).
- 2011: Fontatigo 4F, Kylie 4F (bilined and geometric), Waldemar 4F (a large didone style fat face family), Dinesqo (2011, a monoline sans of utter simplicity), Qargotesk (+Cyrillic) [images: i, ii, iii, iv], Neultica 4F (black unicase family), Squartiqa 4F (2011, constructivist), Clarenta 4F Black (after Clarendon---a great family), Designosaur (free sans), Perfopunto (based on perforated circles and squares), OlaScript 4F, Bayadera 4F (a tamed upright monoline script), Febrotesk4FUnicase (squarish unicase family).
- 2012: Targo 4F (rounded face with stencil and non-stencil styles), Myra (free font), Myra 4F Caps (free), Cedra (wide monolined sans face), Fontatica 4F (rounded techno grotesk), Akzentica 4F, Ukraintica 4F Wide (a monoline wide-bowled sans family), Laventa 4F, Sports World (free athletic lettering font), Web Serveroff (free computer geek font), Octin Spraypaint Cyrillic (a rough stencil done exclusively for Ninja Theory).
- 2013: Condesqa (modular sans), Esqadero (an uncomplicated monoline sans), Vanyla 4F Unicase (monoline), Esqadero FF CY (a free wide sans, Cyrillic), Bond (a confident no-frills sans), Attentica (free sans font for Latin and Cyrillic), Cedra 4F Wide Thin.
- Cyrillizations: several typefaces such as Lavoisier (by Alec Julien), Budmo Jiggler (Ray Larabie) and JoAnne Display (Sandy Cerovich), Gnuolane (of a Ray Larabie font), Paranoid Cyrillic (based on Kevin Lo's Paranoid), Movavi Grotesque Black (+Cyrillic; image; numerals), Azoft Sans (made for Azoft, and free here).
- Custom fonts: Blue Pill, Sansus Webissimo (since 2011 free at Open Font Library), Minaeff ECT (2011, a free legible family for Latin and Cyrillic, custom-made for and downloadable from WebhostingRating.com), Web Serveroff, Movavi Grotesque, Azoft Sans, PÄd In, Smeshariki, Fat Cow, Comfi, PC.de, League Gothic Cyrillic, Paranoid Cyrillic, 28 Days Later Cyrillic, Acid Label Cyrillic, Dead Secretary Cyrillic, Rezland Cyrillic, Sweet Leaf Cyrillic, Droid Cyrillic, Jo Anne Display Cyrillic, Gnuolane Free Cyrillic, Bosox Cyrillic, Budmo Jiggler Cyrillic.
Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Behance link. Hellofont link.
View Sergiy Tkachenko's fonts. [Google]
A2-Type (or simply, A2) is a type foundry set up in the autumn of 2010 by the London based design studio A2/SW/HK. The designers are Henrik Kubel and Scott Williams. A2's bespoke type design is mainly the responsibility of Henrik Kubel, though every typeface is developed and approved by both partners. Kubel is self-taught, making his first typefaces while studying at Denmark's Design School from 1992-97. Their typefaces:
Custom type by them include a masthead for Toronto Life (2010), a custom face for Weekendavisen (2007-2010), Design Museum London (2010), Faber&Faber (2009-2010), Afterall Publishing (2006-2010), Faulkner Browns Architects (2007), Penguin Press (2005), and Norrebro Bryghus (2005).
- 60 Display.
- Antwerp (2011). A readable text family designed by Kubel during an Expert Type Design Class in 2011 at Plantin Genootschap in Antwerp.
- A2 Archi (2005, Henrik Kubel): an octagonal face.
- A2 Aveny-T (2000, Henrik Kubel): Poster typeface commissioned as aprt of the identity of the Aveny-T theatre in Copenhagen.
- A2 Battersea (1999, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Meta, DIN and Transport Alphabet. Followed in 2012 by Battersea Slab.
- A2 Beckett (2008). A condensed sans family with the masculinity of Impact.
- A2 CPH Tram (2009, Henrik Kubel): revival of an odd mini-serifed type found on the exterior of Danish trams, ca. 1920.
- A2 CWM (2008, Henrik Kubel): constructivist type designed for the headlines and cover of Cold War Modern Design 1945-1970.
- A2 Danmark (2008, Henrik Kubel): a display stencil family.
- A2 Ergonomics (2011).
- Flavin Medium.
- A2 Flowers (2005, Henrik Kubel): arrows, fists, flourishes, ornaments.
- A2 FM: slab serif family.
- A2 Grot 10 (2009, Henrik Kubel): a take on the Grot Series by Stephenson Blake.
- A2 Impacto (2005, Henrik Kubel): Impact?
- A2 Klampenborg (1997, Henrik Kubel): industrial style sans.
- London (2010).
- A2 Monday (2003, Henrik Kubel): based on 19th century English vernacular serif signage type.
- New Rail Alphabet (2009). A refreshed and expanded version of Margaret Calvert's alphabet from the 1960s which saw nationwide use with British Rail, BAA, and the NHS. Developed in cooperation with Margaret Calvert.
- New Transport (with Margaret Calvert). A digital version of Transport, the Jock Kinnear and Margaret Calvert typeface for the British road signs. New Transport will be commercially released in September 2013.
- Outsiders Light.
- Parsons Green Medium.
- A2 Typewriter (2000, Henrik Kubel): based on Olivetti Typewriter 22.
- A2 Vogue Floral: a fashion mag modern display face in two styles.
- Vogue Paris.Granshan 09 Type Design Competition. 1st Prize, Display fonts.
- A2 Zadie (2005, Henrik Kubel): inspired by Edwardian railings surrounding the Royal Army Military College in London. Used on the cover of the Zadie Smith bestseller On Beauty (2005, Penguin Press, NY). Granshan 10 Type Design Competition. 3rd Prize, Display fontt described as an ornamental blackboard bold type.
At ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam, he speaks about New Transport.
Klingspor link. [Google]
James Cianciaruso (Ablaze Studio) (b. 1967) lives in the UK. Dafont link. He created these fonts: Chaos Times (2007, grunge), Arkham (2007, Arabic simulation face), Leicester (2007, old typewriter face), and Veggi terra (2007, fruit and veggie dingbats). [Google]
Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá
[Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)]
Aerotype is a foundry in Glendale, CA. It sells the creations of Stephen Miggas. Many typefaces were developed around 1998, and most were rejuvenated and updated in 2005. A list of Aerotype's faces typefaces:
- Pixel fonts: Airlock, AirlockWebDings, Fronteer One, Fronteer Two, Microtooth, Microtooth Web Dings, No Biggie One (+Bold), No Biggie Two (+Bold).
- Old typewriter fonts: Obsolete (+Bold, XBold, Light, XLight).
- Handwriting or informal scripts: Bountiful, BountifulBold, Khaki (2007, fun script), Khaki Alternate, Mission, Sanscripta (+Heavy), Siesta, Southbee, Stay True (2011, tattoo-inspired) Boundless, Chillin, Angeleno, Game Street, Jumpshot.
- Stencil faces: Expedition Stencil (+Heavy, +Thin).
- Blackletter: Kingshead (+Alternate, Alternate Gothic, Alternate Light, Gothic, Light), Ladybat (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Light), Ravenwood One (+Bold, Condensed), Ravenwood Two (+Bold, Condensed), Wilhelmschrift, Ravenwood, Octoberfest (blackletter), Gothicus (2006, after Rudolf Koch's Maximilian), Dractura, Dracena.
- Destructionist: Dogjaw (2009), Thunderhouse (2009), Sluicebox (2008), Americanus, Conquistador Medium, Derailer (2006), Fiesta, Indigo Medium, Rebound (+Bold, Light, Super, XLight), Coldsmith, Blackstock, Boilerplate, Geoduck, Ghost train.
- Techno: Durandal (+Black, Flat, FlatBlack, FlatLight, Light, Recycle.
- Octagonal faces: Expedition (+Heavy, Thin, Super, StencilSuper), Protocol (+Alternate, Alternate Light, Alternate Bold, Bold, Light).
- Dymo label simulation faces: Recycle Alternate, Recycle Alternate Reverse, Recycle Reverse, Recycle Standard), Public Works.
- Display faces: Pacifico (2009), Rebound, Roughneck, Fiesta (Mexican style), Mediterano, Pitchfork, Serendipity.
- Western style: Buckboard (2009), Bootstrap (2010), Planchette, Protocol, Leadville (Egyptian), Saloon After, Saloon Before, Boxwood, Caboose, Copperjack (2006, Egyptian), Silverton (Egyptian).
- Pre 1999 faces that have been discontined or renamed: Clique Serif, Bevel-Broken, CliqueWedge, Vector, Corrode, Looneywood.
- Dingbats: Antique Macabre Ornaments (2007).
- Wood type: Applewood (+Alternate, 2009).
- Stencil faces: Hogwild (2010).
- Calligraphic faces: Keepsake (2012, also advertised as a tattoo script typeface family), Spindrift (2012).
View Stephen Miggas's typefaces. [Google]
Designer at MvB Design of these fonts: AcmeAnimals (1993), AcmeDinosaurs (1993), AcmeExpressions (1993), AcmeGreenGarden (1994), AcmeSportsGames (1993), AcmeWhatever (1995), AuntMildred (1995), MVB Fantabular and MVB Fantabular Sans (2002, a monospaced typewriter family), the HotsyTotsy family (1995-1996, with Mark van Bronkhorst), MVB Pedestria Pict (2002, dingbats), MVB Pedestria (2002, sans family), MVB Grenadine One and Two (2003, sans families).
View Akemi Aoki's typefaces. [Google]
Type designer (formerly Alan Greene) who is presently at MvB Design in charge of font production. Before that, he was head of custom font creation at FontShop San Francisco, and was also briefly at T26.
Fontfont link. FontShop link. Notes from a talk on typography.
His typefaces: [Google]
Italian designer, 1920-1995, who designed most of his faces at Nebiolo in Turin. Until 1975, he made about 30 families at Nebiolo, and after 1975, he produced about 70 further families of fonts. With weights included, he created about 300 fonts. Biography by Sergio Polano. He was very influential, and wrote two important books, Alfa Beta: Lo Studio e il Disegno del Carattere, a study on font design and history (1964), and Il Segno Alfabetico (1971). Essay by Sergio Polano on Novarese. The list of fonts done at Nebiolo:
His post-Nebiolo fonts:
- Landi Linear (1942). This was revived in digital form in 2011 by toto as K22 Landi Linear.
- Etruria (1940-42)
- Express (1940-43)
- Normandia (1946-49, with Butti, and 1952)
- Athenaeum Initials (with A. Butti, 1945-1947)
- Fluidum (+Bold) (1951, script). Revived by Ralph Unger as Butti (2011).
- Fontanesi (1951-54, a rococo font)
- Microgramma (1952, with A. Butti; available at URW++). This was done as an alternative to Bank Gothic, and is identical to Eurostile Bold Extended.
- Nova Augustea (1951, ITC Augustea Open)
- Egizio (1953-57), a slab serif [see E710 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, 2002, or Egizio URW (2009, quite complete family with 5 styles) or Egizio EF (2001), or Thierry Gouttenègre's Aldogizio (2013)]. For a specimen, see here.
- Cigno (1954). This script face was revived an extended as P22 Cigno (2008, Colin Kahn, P22).
- Swan (1954), aka Cigogna (with A. Butti).
- Juliet (1954-55). For a superb revival and extension of this copperplate script, see Canada Type's Ambassador Script (2007).
- Ritmo (1955)
- Rhythm (1955)
- Garaldus (1956-ff). Digitally revived in 2012 as Garaldus by Flanker.
- Slogan (1957). Digital revival by Terry Wudenbachs in 2010 called P22 Slogan.
- Recta (1958-1961). This is a large sans family. Canada Type published an 18-font revival in 2011, also called Recta.
- Estro (1961)
- Fancy (1961)
- Exempla (1961)
- The Eurostile family (1952: caps, with Alessandro Butti; 1962: lower case). This is carried by many foundries such as Adobe, Linotype, and URW++. Eurostile lookalike include Aldostile (Autologic), ES (Itek), Eurasia (SoftMaker), Eurogothic, Eurostar (MGI Software), Eurostyle, Eurostile Next (Akira Kobayashi), Gamma, Jura (Daniel Johnson), Microgramma, MicroSquare (SoftMaker), Microstyle (Compugraphic), NuevoSolStile (Cayo Navarro), SD Eurostile Elite (Justin Rotkowitz), Square 721 (Bitstream), Waltham.
- Magister (1966)
- Forma (1966). Alessandro Colizzi explains: From 1965, following a marketing-oriented approach focused on the user, the management set a research group of graphic designers to work on a new typeface design. Headed by Novarese, who provided the basic alphabet, the team included Franco Grignani, Giancarlo Iliprandi, Till Neuburg, Ilio Negri, Pino Tovaglia, Luigi Oriani, and Bruno Munari. The collective design process was based on an analysis of contemporary sanserif typefaces and legibility tests, to develop a more mature, humane interpretation of the Swiss sanserif trend. The process was quite laborious with monthly meetings spanning across over two years. In 1968, Forma was eventually released as lead type. As its name implies, Forma aimed at representing the ideal letterform of its time, equally appealing to designers, printers and the general public. The typeface was favourably received by the design community (it won a special mention at Compasso d’oro in 1970), but although initial sales were encouraging, it could not really compete in a market already saturated by Univers, Helvetica and the like. .
- Oscar (1966)
- Lambert (Compacta lookalike)
- Exempla (VGC, 1966, Third Prize in the 1966 VGC National Type Face Design Competition)
- Metropol (1967). This gaspipe typeface was digitized by Patrick Griffin at Canada Type in 2007 as Press Gothic. Originally, it was meant as an alternative to Geoffrey Lee's Impact at Stephenson Blake.
- Elite (1968, a boring linear script, digitized in 2005 by Canada Type as Fontella)
- Stop (1971; available at Linotype, URW++, Elsner&Flake)
- Dattilo (1974, an Egyptian face) (1974): his last creature for Nebiolo, a typewriter type. It was considered as a slab serif companion of Forma.
- Sintex 1 (VGC, 1973). A revival and expansion of this funky nightclub face was done in 2008 by Patrick Griffin at Canada Type as Stretto.
- Bloc (1974, VGC)
- Mixage (1977 Haas, a lineal font, now ITC Mixage) 1985?
- Novarese Book (1978, now ITC Novarese Book)
- Lapidar (1977)
- Andromeda (1978, VGC)
- Global (1978, VGC)
- Fenice (1977-80; now ITC Fenice)
- Expert (1983)
- Colossal (1984); see Colossalis at Berthold, a slab serif sports lettering family)
- Symbol (1982-1984, now ITC Symbol)
- Arbiter (1989, Berthold)
View Aldo Novarese's typefaces. [Google]
Russian designer of TypeWriterNormal and EuroStyle. In 2010, he made the perforated plate font Performance (ParaType). FontShop link. [Google]
[Junk Monkey Design]
ITC American Typewriter was designed in 1974 by American designers Joel Kaden and Tony Stan. Digital versions are sold by Adobe, ITC, and Linotype (and thus Monotype). Other digital fonts that mimic ITC American Typewriter include Typewriter (Softmaker), Modern Typewriter (Softmaker), Typewriter 911 (Bitstream), Memorandum (Corel).
Posters of ITC American Typewriter by Sophia Dragoudi (2011): i, ii, iii. Poster by Natalie Houston (2013).
View several digital versions of American typewriter. [Google]
Portuguese designer (b. 1990) of the free old typewriter typeface Ana's Rusty Typewriter (2013) and the sans face Squiggly Asta (2013). Dafont link. [Google]
Born and raised in Governador Valadares, Brazil, Ana Carvalho designed the vernacular typeface Krenaque in 2012 during her graphic design studies at UNIVALE, Universidade Vale do Rio Doce.
In 2010, Ana Carvalho and Ricardo Lafuente codesigned PropCourier. [Google]
Eric Mueller (Anchor Fonts, Aurora, IL) designed the free hand-printed faces Shabby Ball Point (2011) and Strong Hand Caps (2011) and of Ornamental (2011, Christmas tree ball alphading face). Progress (2011) is a pixel face. Hungry Ghosts (2011) and Anchorless Echo (2012, old typewriter face) are grunge faces.
Dafont link. [Google]
Andrew H. Leman
[E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)]
Andrew Hart is a Corona-based American digital photographer (b. 1988), who runs a small free font archive. Another archive of his. Dafont link. Another URL. Yet another URL. And still another one. And another one. And one more. His later fonts refer to SickCapital.Com.
His own fonts include SC Gretchin and Timmy (2013), Fun In The Jungle (2013), Pixelic War (2013), A Glitch In Time (2013), Giraffe And Co (2013, an African-themed typeface), Chameleon Dreams (2013: a fantastic wacky party typeface), Angelic Serif (2012), Angelic Peace (2012), Pyrite Script (2012), Pyrite Crypt (2012), Body Piercing And Chains (2012), Love til Killed (2012), Hollywood Capital (2012), Donaldo Regrecka (2012), Deadly Black Chain (2012), Dirt2 Copperbolt (2012, grungy copperplate), Truskey (2011, grunge), Sick Capital Kingston (2011), Full Moon On (2011),Grafitik Riot (2011, graffiti face), Electric Panda (2011), Last Draft (2011, grunge typewriter), CaliforniabyDirt2 (2010), JusticebyDirt2 (2010), SC Gum Kids (2010), SC Tinas Baby Shower (2010), Little Ryan (2010, handwriting), Sick Capital Vice (2010), Star Avenue (2009), Cute Tattoo (2009), DuerTWO (2009), Dirt2Stickler (2009), Ithornët (2009, grungy blackletter), NoXWay (2009, graffiti grunge), Skulls and Splatters (2009), Hacjiuza (2009, hand-drawn blackletter; +Dirty), Popstar Autograph (2009, comic book style script), The Quickest Shift (2009, curly script), DuerTwoo (2009, bloody horror font), Malgecito (2009, grunge), Ithornët (2009, grungy medieval pirate font), Little Bliss (2009), Loyal Fame (2009, curly script), Angelic War (2009, grunge), Soulstalker (2009, grungy blackletter), Kings of Pacifica (2009, ransom note font), GanixApec (2009), GoodPeace (2009), KatyBerry (2009), OffTheDrugs (2009), ThinFranq (2009), WILDAFRICA (2009, African-theme multiline face), St. Andrew (2009, a spray type font), Hawaii Lover (2009, grunge calligraphic script), Aristotle Punk (2009, grunge), Juicy Hunt (2009, grunge), Dead Hardy (2009, Victorian), Kate Perry (2009, fifties script), Kate Berry (2009, fifties script), Vloderstone (2009, hairline slab serif), Good Peace, Off The Drugs, Thin Franq (2009, hairline), Ganix Apec (2009, sans), Jailbox1 (2009, grunge), Blast Beat (2008), Ghosttown-BC (2008, Western style), Dead Secretary (2008, grunge), DIRT2-DEATH (2008, grunge), Robot Head (2008), Alpaca 54 (2007, grunge), Hawaii Killer (2007, Coca Cola grunge), Splinter2 (2007, grunge based on Franklin Gothic), Everyday Ghost (2007, grunge), Plague Death (2006, grunge), SEXtalk69 (2007), Screamz1 (2007). [Google]
Andrey V. Panov
Andrey V. Panov
[Computer Modern Unicode fonts]
Wernau (was: Wendlingen), Germany-based Anke Arnold's free fonts: aa QWERTZ-Tasten (2012: German keyboard font), aa Halftone (2012: texture face), aa Tafelschrift (2012, school font), Car Go Frame (2011), Car-Go Plain (2011, modeled after German license plate lettering), Typo Garden (2010, alphadings), 80er Teenie Demo (2009), Acki Preschool (2009), Just Another Stamp (2009), Firlefanz (2009, curly letters), Pixelstitch (2006), AnkeHand (2003), Hole-Hearted (2003, Gill Sans with hearts), KRITZEL (scratchy pen), MilkyWay, FrightNight, Eminenz (2002), Scribble, Skribus, Why, TooLazyToPractice, XXX, CheapInkkilledmyPrinter, Storch (alphadings), Alexandras-Stempelkasten, Anatevka-Caps, BulletMix, Catwalk, Duke, Dukeplus (2000, blackletter), Riddleprint, Anke-Print, AnkeCalligraph, Titanic, Wasser, butterbrotpapier, distracted-musician, dyslexic, manko, quixotic, verrutscht, zladdi, barcoded, BulletMix2, CAR-GO-2, Fortunaschwein (nice curly script; no punctuation or numbers), Round, BigBrothers&Sisters, BoringLesson, CrimesceneAfterimage, Incognitype (old typewriter), Jenna'sPopsicles, Japanese Brush (1996), Knuffig (2000), MonkyBusiness, Olympia2000, Samba, Dandelion, Kritzel (2003, scratchy hand), Krystal (2000, snow simulation face based on Gill Sans), Nervous, ParryHotter (2001, a Harry Potter blackletter face), Pffft, Tschiroki, Heart2Heart (heart alphadings), Anke Sans.
English page. For 10DM (5 USD), Anke will make your handwriting into a font! Alternate URL. Dafont link. Another link. Open Font Library link. [Google]
Creator of the hand-printed typewriter face Mittelfest (2011, iFontmaker). [Google]
Xanthi-based designer of the Greek type1 font family Phaistos (2004, with Stratos Doumanis). He also created the "oinuit" system, a set of Lambda (Omega LaTeX) typesetting tools for the Inuktitut language which comes bundled with the type 1 family Inuit (2002). In 2007, he published the Philokalia package, which includes a free Philokalia OpenType font developed with Ioannis Gamvets. It was specially made to print the Philokalia books. The UM Typewriter font family (2008, for OpenType fonts) is a monospaced font family that was built from glyphs from the CB Greek fonts, the CyrTUG Cyrillic alphabet fonts ("LH"), and the standard Computer Modern font family. Epi-Olmec (2008) is an Aztec dingbat font. In support of the href="http://openfontlibrary.org/member/asyropoulos">Open Font Library, he created the rune font Icelandic (2008: this font includes most "magical" staves that have been "used" in Iceland. Original drawings from the Museum of Sorcery&Witchcraft). He also made Asana Math (2007), which also has references to Young Ryu (2000) and Claudio Beccari (1997-1999). Kernest link. [Google]
[Fredrick M. Nader]
One of the most dynamic foundries from 2000 until 2003. The "Lab" was run by Apostrophe (Fredrick Nader) and was based in Toronto. It has produced well over 1000 original free fonts, in all formats (type 1, truetype, and opentype, PC and Mac), and nearly all fonts have full character sets. Many have character sets for extended European languages and Cyrillic as well. It was for a few years the only active producer of multiple master fonts. Download site at Typoasis. Original URL, now being reworked. Highlights:
The list of designers and their fonts:
- Miltown (from the Matrix movie).
- Fluoxetine (old typewriter).
- Desyrel (handwriting, Dana Rice).
- PicaHole-1890Morse font.
- Ritalin has almost 500 glyphs, and is a family designed for Latin, Greek, Turkish, eastern European, Cyrillic and Baltic.
- The 3-axis multiple master ImpossibleMM (of Mission Impossible fame).
- Carbolith Trips (letters from cuneiforms).
- Diehl Deco (revival of 1940 lettering by Wooster Bard Field; with Marley Diehl).
- Textan (with Rich Parks or Richard D. Parker; inspired by the Chinese Tangram).
- Poultrygeist (horror comic font).
- Hard Talk (an R-rated font by Slovenian Marjan Bozic).
- Independant (with Phynette; a faithful revival of a 1930s font by Collette and Dufour for Maison Plantin in Belgium---a fantastic Art Deco font family).
- Metrolox ("Enemy of the State" font, with Karen Clemens; a Unicode font with 567 glyphs for over 20 Latin-based languages and some math symbols).
- Komikaze, Komikazba, Komikahuna and Komikazoom (comic book fonts: 1280 glyphs for Latin, Greek, Cyrillic, Baltic, Turkish, East-European, with dingbats and Braille).
- Republika (a 300-font techno family; read about it here).
- ChizzlerMM (3-axis multiple master, a reworked version of Graham Meade's Chizzler).
- Street (a 87-font family by Graham Meade).
- Amerika (fantastic Armenian-look font series, with support for Greek, Cyrillic/Russian, Baltic, Turkish and Central European).
- The dingbats Eyecicles and Texticles, both with Graham Meade.
- Insula (2001, a Celtic/uncial font with Cybapee).
- Komika (2001, 50 comic book fonts designed with Vigilante).
- Labrit (a great Fraktur font, with Graham Meade).
- Frigate (a Roman-kana font by Melinda Windsor).
- Scriptina (an unbelievable calligraphic font by Apostrophe, 2000-2001). In 2010, CheapProFonts published an extension, Scriptina Pro.
- Freebooter Script (an equally unbelievable calligraphic font by Graham Meade, 2001).
- Choda (a display font like none you have seen before; Apostrophe and Meade, 2001).
- Endor (with Meade, a Gothic font; 2001).
Font Squirrel link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
- Apostrophe [dead link]: Day Roman (2002, the first digitization of Fr. Guyot's "Two Line Double Pica Roman", designed in the early 1600s), Bombardier (2002), Propaganda (2002), PropagandaCyrillic (2002), PropagandaGreek (2002), Contra (2003), Ergonome (2002), Ergonomix (2002, techno dingbats), Alfabetix (2002), SoMM (2002, a multiple master font), Templo (2001, a pixelish font), Zoloft, Miltown, Witches Brew, Celexa, Labrat, Effexor, Fluoxetine, Tralfamadore, Halcion, RxMM, Paxil, Valium, Fight This, Ritalin, Xanax, Maskalin, PicaHole, ImposMM, MiltownII, Carbolith, Komikaze, Komikazoom, Komikahuna, Diogenes, Komikazba, MistressScript, Sledge, Mary Jane, Republika, StarBat, Merkin, Erectlorite, Halter, Estrogen, Steinem (based on Dalton Maag's British Steel typeface), Lab Mix, Mary Jane II, Amerika, Masque, Konfuciuz, Mastodon, Broad, Amerika Sans, Scriptina, Karnivore, Cholo, Sedillo and Reprobate (all three based on Mike Sedillo's handwriting, 2001), Templo (screen font family, 2001).
- Marjan Bozic and Apostrophe: Hard Talk.
- Karen Clemens and Apostrophe [dead link]: Wellbutrin, Metrolox, Jagz.
- CybaPee and Apostrophe [dead link]: Cyclin, Lady Ice, Insula.
- CybaPee [dead link], Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Yellowswamp, Lady Ice revisited.
- Steve Deffeyes: Loopy.
- Marley Diehl and Apostrophe: Diehl Deco.
- Fleisch and Apostrophe: Colwell, Hadley.
- Steve Graham: Hypnosis.
- Frank Guillemette and Apostrophe: Ankora.
- Jeri Ingalls and Apostrophe: Paxil.
- Neumat Ick and Apostrophe: Icklips, Powderfinger.
- Keya Kirkpatrick: Extasy
- Keya Kirkpatrick and Apostrophe: Kimono.
- Jeff Lan: Healthy Alternative, Haven Code.
- Su Lucas and Apostrophe: Barbarello.
- Brigido Maderal and Apostrophe: Lab Bats.
- Graham Meade: Quastic Kaps (8-weight family, 2003), Quixotte (2002), Mechanihan (2002), Kameleon (2002), Lady Ice Extra (2002), Gizmo (2002), Zillah Modern (2002), Wazoo (2002), JamesEightEleven (2002), Equine (2001), Street Corner (2001), Freebooter Script, Street (31 font sans and slab serif), Bipolar Control, Lane, Street, Street Slab, 2nd Street, Kronika, Thong, Whackadoo Upper, Charrington, Lady Copra, Zebra, Extra Meade Pack, Control Freak, Dekon, Asenine, Heidorn Hill (a Fraktur font), Castorgate, Troglodyte.
- Graham Meade and Apostrophe: Moondog (2001), Choda, Futurex, Duralith, Epyval, BooterMM, Pamelor, Sabril, Erinal, Karisma, Whackadoo, Bicicles, Drummon, Primary Elector, Youthanasia, Grunja, Prussian Brew, ChizMM, Luciferus, Labtop, Gilgongo, Labrit, Kandide, Brassiere (which became the commercial face Ipscus in 2009), Eskargot, Endor, Labag.
- Graham Meade and Rich Parks: Luteous, Luteous II.
- Link Olsson and Apostrophe: Librium, Severina, Poultrygeist, Extrano, Komikandy.
- Rich Parks and Apostrophe: Textan, Glaukous, Textan Round, TexSquareMM, TexRoundMM.
- Alejandro Paul and Apostrophe: Fontcop, Usenet, Cayetano, Elektora.
- Evelyne Pichler: Sindrome.
- Evelyne Pichler and Apostrophe: 1910 Vienna.
- Phynette and Apostrophe: Independant.
- Peter Ramsey and Apostrophe: Distro, Futurex Distro (2001).
- Dana Rice and Apostrophe: Desyrel, Lilly.
- Wayne Sharpe: Ovulution I and II.
- Jessica Slater: Wiggles.
- Jessica Slater and Apostrophe: McKloud.
- Derek Vogelpohl: Phosphorus, Florence sans, Plasmatica, Covington, Avondale, Phosphorus II.
- Melinda Windsor: Plastic, Frigate.
- Robby Woodard: Ashby (2001).
- WolfBainX and Apostrophe: Tribal, Komika.
- Yol: Traceroute.
Apply Design Group
German foundry (est. 1989) based in Hannover and run by Thomas Sokolowski, selling mainly display fonts. Thomas made standard ransom note fonts such as Mystery EF Mixed (1990). He also designed about ten clean old typewriter fonts such as Old Typewriter EF Regular, 1990. Other fonts include the ultra-thin Spirit EF, Imprimeur Classique (1989, a computer modern face), Scripture (1990, handwriting).
Sokolowski founded Apply Design Group in Hanover, Germany, in 1989. Apply Design Typeface Library. Overview.
Fonts and designers: DNA (by Steven Boss), CasaSeraSera (by Yanek Iontef), Nurse Ratchet (by Don Synstelien), Thordis, Amoebia (by Jens Gehlhaar), Aspera (by Harald Oehlerking), Bastard (1995, Ansgar Knipschild), BigDots (1993, Andreas Klimek-Falke), Birds (Manfred Klein), Blindfish (1992, Jens Gehlhaar), BodoniRough (1998, Thomas Sokolowski), FuturRough, GaramondRough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Rohrfeder-Rough (1997, Christian Terbeck), Bumpers, Casc Seta, Coltrane, Concept One, Concept Two, Cornwall, DamnedDingbats, DeconStruct, Electrobazar, Elside, EthnoFont, Fuzzy (1998, Jonas Gonell), Gagamond (1993, Jens Gehlhaar), Grind (1994, Ansgar Knipschild), Hansel (Catinka Keul, children's handwriting), Homeboyz (1994, Oliver Hoffmann), ImprimeurClassique (a didone font, 1993, Thomas Sokolowski), Indian Summer, Las Bonitas (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), MarieLuise (1994, Dietmar Schmidt), MedLed, Merz (1993, Thomas Sokolowski: not clear idf this is supposed to be a dada typeface), Monterrey (1993, Thomas Sokolowski), MoreKaputt, Mex (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Mystery (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Old Typewriter (1992, Thomas Sokolowski), Tierfreund, Thing (1993, Mathias Maassen-Pohlen), Paccer, Rio (1994, Alfred Smeets), Scripture, Spirit, Steelplate, Truck, Uhura (1993, Ansgar Knipschild), Xtronic (1995, Thomas Sokolowski), Tokay, ScreamHot, scanneZ, Fanatique, Euredice, and WhyNot. Great web presentation, and complete character sets. In grunge, Concept is as good as they come, for example.
The company also sells a CD with erotic icons. CD ROM called "typografica" with high quality display fonts in PostScript. List of fonts. Fonts sold by Faces. Other type designers: Manfred Klein, Alexander Koch, Carlo Krüger, Antje Wolf.
FontHaus link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Arkandis Digital Foundry
French foundry, est. 2007, which published many extensive free sans and sans serif families by Hirwen Harendal, who supports Open Source projects. The purpose of ADF is to provide a large number of high quality fonts (174 fonts as of the end of August 2007). Harendal has help from Clea F. Rees, most notably on the TeX part and the extensive Venturis family.
Accanthis (2009: an alternative for Galliard or Horley Oldstyle). [Google]
- AlbertisADF (from URW-A028), Albertis Titling.
- Ameris ADF (from URW n33012t).
- ArrosADF (from URW n021003L).
- AurelisADF (2009, almost art nouveau).
- Baskervald ADF (7 years of work according to Harendal: an alternative for New Baskerville).
- BerenisADF (2008, a didone family), BerenisNo2 (2008).
- BirkenADF (from URW-n033014t).
- ColonnadeADF (from URW-n033014t).
- EditorialisADF (from URW-n033014t).
- Electrum (like Eurostyle and URW City).
- FenelrisADF (sans).
- FrontonADF Titling (from URW-n033014t).
- GaramondeADF (from URW-g043004t), GaramondNo8ADF (from URW g043024t).
- GilliusADF and GilliusADFN (from Vera Sans, an alternative for GillSansMT).
- HelvetisADF (from URW U001).
- Ikarius (2008, semi-serif; inspired by Hypatia Sans), IkariusNo2 (2008), Ikarius-Serie (2009).
- Irianis (2008; IrianisADFMath (2009) was made for the TeX math community).
- Keypad (2010). a dingbat face.
- LibrisADF (sans, patterned after Lydian).
- MekanusADF (2009, typewriter style).
- Mint Spirit (2012) and Mint Spirit No. 2 (2012). An original minimalist sans design. .
- NeoGothisADF (2009).
- OldaniaADF (2009, art nouveau).
- OrnementsADF (2009).
- PalladioADFStyle (a Palatino derived from URW g043023t).
- RomandeADF (with hints of Caslon, Times and Tiffany; CTAN download).
- Solothurn (2011). A family developed for Scribus, a free text preparation package that competes with Adobe's InDesign.
- SwitzeraADF (derived from Vera).
- SymbolADF (2008, bullets and arrows).
- Teknis: under development.
- TribunADF (2009, like Times New Roman).
- Universalis-Std (2009, a take on Futura).
- VenturisADF, VenturisOldADF, VenturisTitlingADF and VenturisSansADF (2007: alternatives for Utopia).
- Verana Sans and Serif (from Bitstream Vera Sans and Serif).
Creator of the blood paint face Arslan's Blood (2009), the old typewriter face Typewriter From 286 (2009), and the grungy Grunge Zinda Bad (2009) and I Love Grunge (2009). Arslan is from Faisalabad, Pakistan and was born in 1988. [Google]
[White Dragon Type Foundry]
Astigmatic One Eye
[Brian J. Bonislawsky]
Astigmatic One Eye (AOE) has lots of nice original fonts by Brian J. Bonislawsky (b. 1973, Pittsburgh, PA). Many are free, others are not. AOE joined Font Brothers Inc in 2006. Brian Bonislawsky currently lives in Las Vegas, NV.
Fontsquirrel link. Dafont link. Fontspace link.
A partial list of the AOE fonts made in 2011: Engagement (2011, a free brush script at Google Web Fonts), Fascinate (2011, an art deco face at Google Web Fonts; +Inline), Original Surfer (2011, a free Google Web Font inspired by a vintage advertisement for the "California Cliffs Caravan Park"), Smokum (2011, a Western / Italian face), Yellowtail (2011, signage face), Redressed (2011), Special Elite (2011, free typewriter face), Aclonica (2011).
Typefaces from 2008 or before: Horseplay AOE (2008, Western style), Cake and Sodomy AOE (2008), Good Eatin AOE (2008), Paradiso AOE (2008, inspired by logotype of the Paris Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Montelago AOE (2007, a script inspired by the logotype of the Mirage Resort and Casino in Las Vegas), Jack Chain AOE (2007), Henhouse (2007), Schnitzle (2007), Luxurian AOE (2007, inspired by the logo of the Luxor Hotel&Casino in Las Vegas), Digital Disco AOE (2007), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007), Makeshift AOE (2007), Clarity AOE (2007, slab serif headline), Red Pigtails AOE (2007), Run Tron 1983 (2002), Eyeliner AOE (2006, Tekton-like), Mother Hen (2007), Gloversville (2007, comic book style), Mighty Tuxedo AOE (2007, condensed sans), Quick Handle AOE (2007), Surfing Bird (2007), Hydrogen (2004), Hardliner (2004, fifties diner style), Big Ruckus (2004), SS Antique No. 5 (2004), Europa Twin (2003), EuroMachina (2003, techno), Lord Rat (2003), Love Anxiety (2003), BuzzSaw (2003), Skullbearer (2003, skull dingbats), Beatnick Blue (2002), Geisha Boy (2002), Mardi Party (2002), Midcrime (2002), Ocovilla (2002), Ruthless (2002), Saltie Doggie (2002), Whiskers (2002), Royal Gothic, Family, Eggit, Jericho, Wild Monkeys (2002), 5FingeredGothSW, AlienArgonautAOE, AlphaMackAOE, AmphibiPrint, AngiomaAOE, AntiChristSuperstar, AntiChristSuperstarSW, AstigmaSolid, BigLimboAOE, BigLimbodOutAOE, BoneRollAOE, BoneRollAOEBold, BoundAOE, BrailleAOE, BulletBallsAOE, ButterflyChromosome, ButterflyChromosomeAOE, ButtonButton, ButtonButtonAOE, CType, CTypeAOE, CelticLionAOE-Bold, CelticLionAOE-BoldItalic, CelticLionAOE-Italic, CelticLionAOE, CharailleAOE, ChickenScratch, ChickenScratchAOE, ClunkerAOE, ClunkerAOE-Bold, CropBats, CropBatsAOE, CropBatsIIAOE, DarkNightAOE, DeadGrit, DeliveryMatrixAOE, DetourAOE, DigitalDiscoAOE, DigitalDiscoAOEOblique, DingleBerries, DoggyPrintAOE, DraxLumaAOE, DungeonKeeperII, DungeonKeeperIIBold, DungeonKeeperIIItalic, EggItAOE, EggitAOE-Italic, EggitOutlineAOE, ElectricHermes, ElectricHermesAOE, ElectricHermesAOECharge, FearAOE, FilthAOE, FishyPrintAOEOne, FishyPrintOneAOE, FishyPrintTwoAOE, FutharkAOE, FutharkAOEInline, FutharkAOEInline, GateKeeperAOE, Ghoulish Fright AOE (2006), GlagoliticAOE (1999, grungy glagolitic), GorgonCocoonAOE, Gotik, GreyAlienSW, HAL9000AOE, HAL9000AOEBold, HAL9000AOEBoldItalic, HAL9000AOEItalic, HandageAOE, HandageAOEBold, HauntAOE, HybridLCDAOE, IDSupernovaSW, IslanderAOE, JokerWildAOE, KillMeCraig, KillMeCraigAOE, Kinderfeld, KittyPrint, KittyPrintAOE, Kornucopia, KornucopiaAOE, LinusFace, LinusFaceAOE, LinusPlayAOE, LinusPlaySW, Lochen, LovesickAOE, Manson, MasterPlan, Mervale Script (2012: a brushy script based on the 1940's Fawcett Publications Mary Marvel comic), Microbe, MooCowSW, MotherlodeLoadedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeLoadedAOE, MotherlodeStrippedAOE-Italic, MotherlodeStrippedAOE, MysterioSWTrial, NightmareAOE, OrnaMental, Pantera, PapaManoAOE, PenicillinAOE, PixelGantryAOE, PixelGantryAOEBold, PixelGantryAOEBoldItalic, PixelGantryAOEHeavy, PixelGantryAOEHeavyItalic, PixelGantryAOEItalic, PixelGantryHiliteAOE, PixelGantryHiliteAOEItalic, PoppyAOE, PoseidonAOE, Prick, QuiltedAOE, QuiltedAOEBlack, QuiltedTrial, RippleCrumb, RippleCrumbUltraCon, ROCKY, ROCKYAOE, RustedMachineSW, SSExpAntiqueAOE, Schizm, Schrill, SchrillAOE, SchrillAOEOblique, Scrawn, ScrawnAOE, ScrawnCyrAOE, ScrawnKOI8AOE, ScrewedAOE, ScrewedAOEOblique, ScrewedSW, SeaweedFireAOE, SenthAOE, ShampooSW, ShottyTransferTrial, SkinnerAOE, SlurCrumb, SpatCrumb, SpikeCrumbGeiger, SpikeCrumbSwizzle, SpikeCrumbSwollen, SteelcapRubbingTrial, StruckSW, StrutterAOE, SunspotsAOE, SurferComicTrial, TRANSHUMANALPHABET10, TRANSHUMANKATAKANA20, TannarinAOE, TannarinAOEOblique, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TibetanBeefgardenAOE, TouristTrapAOE, TransponderAOE, TransponderGridAOE, UglyStickAOE, VanguardIIIAOE-Bold, VanguardIIIAOE-BoldOblique, VanguardIIIAOE-Oblique, VanguardIIIAOE, Ventilate, VentilateAOE, Y2KPopMuzikAOE, Y2KPopMuzikOutlineAOE, YoungItchAOE, ZeichensSW, ZenoPotionAOE, Zombie. Second list: BeatnikBlueAOE, BeatnikBlueFillAOE, GeishaBoyAOE, MardiPartyAOE, MindCrimeAOE, OcovillaAOE, PolynesianTouristAOE, RuthlessAOE, SaltyDoggieAOE, SpruceAOE, WhiskersAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAOE, WhiskersAltCapsAOE-Oblique, WhiskersAltCapsAOE (2002), Habitual, Automatic (techno), Bitrux, Filth, Cake&Sodomy, Gulag, Bad Comp, Detour, Alien Argonaut, Dark Night, GateKeeper, Gargamel Smurf, Invocation, Neuntotter, Geisha Boy, Saratoga Slim, Gobe, Stingwire, Lavatype, Tapehead, Islander, Clunker, Digelectric, Gargamel, Krulo-Tag, Krelesanta, SurferComic, Bound, Culture Vulture, Intruder, Cavalier, Anoxia, Synchrounous (IBM logo style lettering), Luna, Data Error, Lunokhod, Jericho. There are many techno and gothic fonts. Kill Me Craig is the first 26 death scene dingbat font (scenes by Craig Dowsett). KittyPrint takes the LinusFace font concept to more realistic cat head dingbats. Krelesanta (not free) is a funky font inspired by the band Kreamy Electric Santa. The free ButtonButton is useful for making buttons. Lovesick AOE is a scrawly, lovelorn typeface, i's dotted with hearts. Strutter AOE is based on the KISS logo. Senth AOR is a runic font. Charaille is one of the many dot matrix fonts. Cavalero is inspired by the logotype of the Chevy Cavalier.
At Bitstream in 2001, AOE published Cavalero, Stingwire and Tannarin. And in 2002, he published the comic book font Big Limbo, Euro Machina BT and Islander there. Bio at Bitstream.
In 2005, Bonislawsky and Sandler realeased 500 fonts, via Bitstream and MyFonts, under the label Breaking The Norm.
In 2006, Astigmatic published their typewriter collection, which includes Military Document, Bank Statement, State Evidence Small Caps, State Evidence, Urgent telegram, Library Report, Overdrawn Account, Customs Paperwork, Incoming Fax and Office Memorandum.
From the bio and various pieces of information, one is led to believe that Brian was born in Poland, and now lives in Miami, but that may be wrong.
In 2010, he placed a free font at the Google Directory, Syncopate. Along the same lines, we find the derived square serif face Stint Ultra Condensed (2011, Google Web Fonts) and Stint Ultra Expanded (2012).
In 2011, several other faces followed there, like Ultra (fat didone), Maiden Orange, Special Elite, Just Another Hand, Crushed, Luckiest Guy (comic book face), Aclonica, Redressed, Montezuma (a curly connected upright script), Devonshire (brush script), Fondamento (calligraphic lettering), Yellowatil (connected retro script), Righteous (free at Google Web Fonts: inspired by the all capitals letterforms from the deco posters of Hungarian artist Robert Berény for Modiano), Ribeye and Ribeye Marrow> (cartoon and/or tattoo style lettering---free at Google Web Fonts), Spicy Rice (2011, free festive display face at Google Web Fonts).
Contributions in 2012: Marcellus (2012, Trajan, flared roman), Eagle Lake (a free calligraphic font at Google Web Fonts), Uncial Antiqua, Jim Nightshade (2012, free at Google web fonts), Dynalight (2012, a retro script inspired by a vintage luggage tag for the Southern Pacific 4449 Daylight steam locomotive), Yesteryear (a retro script loosely based on the title screen from the 1942 film The Palm Beach Story), Parisienne (Google Web Fonts: casual connected script based on a 1960s ad for bras), Shojumaru (Google Web Fonts: an oriental simulation face inspired by a poster for the Marlon Brando movie Sayonara), Berkshire Swash (Google Web Fonts), Audiowide (Google Web Fonts), Romanesco (Google Web Fonts: a narrow calligraphic style), Galindo (Google Web Fonts), Oregano (Google Web Fonts: based on cartoon style lettering of calligrapher and logo designer Rand Holub. This style of hand lettering adorned many retro brochures and advertisements of the late 40's through the 1960's), Peralta (Google Web Fonts: an Egyptian comic book face), Eagle Lake (Google Web Fonts: calligraphic), McLaren (Google Web Fonts: comic book style alphabet), Freckle Face, Hanalei Fill, Hanalei [Polynesian bamboo or tiki lettering], Purple Purse, Margarine, Risque, Clicker Script [image], Stalemate [a gracious script, by Jim Lyles for AOE], Mouse Memoirs, Quintessential [Google Web Fonts: chancery hand], Bigelow Rules, Englebert [Google Web Fonts: from the title screen of the 1930's film titled Der blue Engel, starring Marlene Dietrich], Sacramento [Google Web Fonts: connected script].
Typefaces from 2013: Freckle Face (grunge), Grand Hotel, Purple Purse (Purple Purse draws its inspiration from a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the 1950's. Somewhat of a cross between Bodoni and Pixie, this font finds that it never truly takes itself seriously).
Stiggy & Sands is the American typefoundry of Brian Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads) and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic).
View Astigmatic's typeface library. View the typefaces made by Brian Bonislawsky. [Google]
South African design bureau in Durban, run by Fred Swart, Helene Botha and Jaco Burger. They created the typewriter / computer coding face Ateljee (2011). Behance link. [Google]
ATF 1923 Catalog: Typewriter typefaces
The typewriter typefaces in the ATF catalog from 2013 include American Typewriter, Elite Oliver Typewriter, Underwood Typewriter, Elite Underwood Typewriter, Remington Typewriter (+No. 2), Silk Remington Typewriter, Smith Premier Typewriter (+No. 2), and Ribbon Face Typewriter. [Google]
Attak is a two-headed graphic design firm formed in 2004 by Peter Korsman and Casper Herselman. It is based in 's-Hertogenbosch, The Netherlands. They have some free and some commercial typefaces. Behance link. Their fonts, ca. 2009: AT AK-47, AT Babyfat, AT Blaser, AT Concours, AT Dienstuhr, AT Discipline, AT FFW, AT Helix, AT Hide and Seek, AT Hieronymus, AT Janus Kiep, AT Kerremus, AT Klaxon, AT Korsakopf, AT Litewriter, AT Mepper, AT Mohawk, AT Moker, AT Monoload, AT Muntel, AT Peetroleum, AT Praktikum, AT Promille, AT Ramseier, AT Riot, AT Sirca, AT Sirca alternate, AT Slyper, AT Snotnose, AT Streeep, AT Tabak, AT T'Atteljeej, AT TCB, AT Timeline, AT Trash Bold, AT Willi, AT With Machines, AT Zippora. Notable products: AK-47 simulates Cyrillic; Helix is a stencil face; Muntel and Concours are fat art deco faces; Practicum and Tabak are octagonal; Riot leaks blood; Sirca is based on arcs of circles; Streep is a multiline font. I presume that Peter is the main font designer in the team, as he already made fonts as early as 2003 for Burodestruct (see, e.g., BD Burner, BD El Max, BD Sirca, and BD Bardust, downloadable here). A more detailed breakdown per designer:
- Tim van de Kimmenade: AT AK-47 (2005), AT Helix (2004), AT Trash Boldf (2003).
- Peter Korsman: AT Babyfat (2006), AT Concours (2005), AT Korsakopf (2004), AT Ramseier (2004), AT Streeep (2005), AT TCB (2005), AT With Machines (2004).
- Casper Herselman: AT Blaser (2005), AT FFW (2004), AT FFW Stencil (2004), AT Mepper (2005), AT Mohawk (2006), AT Praktikum (2004), AT Promille (2005), AT Riot (2004), AT T'Atteljeej (2008).
- Rutger Paulusse: AT Discipline (2008).
- Rens vanden Berge: AT Hide and Seek (2006).
Hungarian designer (b. 1982) of the grungy typewriter face AA Typewriter (2010), and the handwritten Budapest Markets (2010). Home page. He lives in Burley Heights and/or Gold Coast, Australia.
Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
Scrapbooking outfit. One of their typefaces can be picked up for free at Fontspace, AL Worn Machine (2004, an old typewriter typeface). [Google]
Book on typewriter type (edited by Philippe Ernotte&Claude Stassart) with contributions by Fernand Baudin, Hubert Nyssen, Patrick Rogiers, Marcel Moreau, Jean-Pierre Verhegen, Pierre Bergounioux, Nicolas Ancion, Daniel De Bruycker, Veronika Mabardi, François Bon, François Clarinval, and Serge Kribus. [Google]
[Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)]
Free Latin and Greek fonts: BPLatinNumerals, BPbigHead, BPchildLefty, BPchildFatty, BPchubby, BPchubbyFat, BPdots, BPilialena, BPletterSquares, BPletterSquaresWide, BPmolecules, BPmouse, BPmyhand, BPneon [paperclip face], BPpong [light stencil face], BPsquareHand, BPtall, BP PhD Sans, BP PhD Italic, BP PhD Mono, BP Inktrap, BP Script. These include quite a few handwriting faces. Commercial handwriting fonts at Cannibal: BPPallas, BPOlga, BPMaria, BPHaroula. These fonts were made by George Triantafyllakos (b. 1980) from 2001 to 2005. In 2007, he added BP display black, BP mono and BP mono italics, and BP script. In 2008, BPreplay was created as a correction of MgOpenModata. Creations in 2009 and 2010: BPOApeloig, BPScript, BP Typewrite, BP Imperial (think Impact), BP Dots (30 monospaced dot fonts). In 2004, he was a PhD student, Department of Informatics, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. Dafont link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google]
Baltimore Type Foundry (or: Baltotype)
Also known as Fielding Lucas, Jr., Lucas Bros., H.L. Pelouze&Son, and Chas. J. Cary&Co. Specimen may be found in Convenient Specimen Book of Type, Rules, Borders, and Electrotype Cuts from the Baltimore Type Foundry (Baltimore: Chas. J. Cary&Co., 1888. Banta Book of Types&Typographical Tips. Menasha: George Banta, 1961). The company existed until well into the 20th century, and published a catalog as late as 1957 called Type and Rule Catalogue 13, Baltotype.
A selected list of typefaces:
- Airport Gothic: Turista Gorda NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Baltimore Type Foundry's Airport Tourist which in turn used ideas from Renner's 1932 face Futura Display. Mc McGrew on Airport Gothic: Most of this series is the first American copy of Futura, which originated in Germany in 1927, designed by Paul Renner for Bauer. One source says it was cut from original Futura drawings, smuggled out of that country, but it seems more likely that matrices were made by electrotyping the imported type. An extrabold weight, Airport Black, was cut by Baltimore about 1943; information on this cutting is scarce and contradictory- one account says it was designed by Bill Stremic or Bill Blakefield, another that it was designed by Carl Hupie (or Hooper), and cut by Herman Schnoor. There is also Airport Black Condensed Title and Airport Broad. The latter is a modification of Airport Black, cut 50 percent wider on the pantagraph by Herman Schnoor. Baltimore later cast some of its Airport series from Monotype Twentieth Century matrices, and in a few cases listed both series. Airport Relief, Baltimore 299, is English Monotype Gill Sans Cameo Ruled, while Airport Tourist, Baltimore 602, is Futura Display, cast from electrotype mats of the German foundry type.
- Baltimore Script (1955). Mac McGrew: Baltimore Script is a fancy style designed by Tommy Thompson and cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type in 1955. The lowercase follows the general style of a script letter hand-written with a broad pen, although the inclination is slight and the letters don't quite connect. Capitals are flourished. It is suitable for stationery, announcements, and greeting cards, but its range of small sizes is hardly enough for advertising use.
- Mac McGrew: Czarin and Czarin Title were produced by Baltimore Type&Composition Corporation about 1948, the name being derived from the Czarnowski family which owned the foundry. Czarin Title, issued first, is a copy of Offenbach Medium, a set of pen-drawn capitals designed by Rudolf Koch about 1935 for the Klingspor foundry in Germany. Czarin has minor changes in a few characters, but adds a lowercase, designed by Edwin W. Shaar, that is substantially different from that of Steel, the cap-and-lowercase version of Offenbach. The new lowercase harmonizes well with the capitals, and makes a handsome appearance. Compare Lydian.
- Mac McGrew: Elegante is a decorative, nearly monotone face cut by George Battee for Baltimore Type, after the German face Sensation of 1913, from Foundry Heinrich Hoffmeister. It is upright, with flourished caps and loops on some of the ascenders and descenders, and is suitable particularly for announcements and personal stationery. Compare Greeting Monotone.
- Mac McGrew: Emperor is a 1957 adaptation by Baltimore Type of Wide Latin which was cut by Stephenson Blake in England and related to nineteenth-century faces under other names. However, this Baltimore Type version has been modified and resized, and is less successful due to excess space between letters (although not as much as in the specimen shown here, which is letterspaced). Emperor was originally shown as Imperial.
- Their geometric series from 1884 became famous, and was often imitated. HiH created two font families based on it: Teutonia (2007) and Baltimore Geometric (2008). HiH writes: Roos&Junge of Offenbach am Main in Germany produced Teutonia in a "back-to-basics" effort that has seen many quite similar attempts in the field of topography. In 1883, Baltimore Type Foundry released its Geometric series. In 1910, Geza Farago in Budapest used a similar letter design on a Tungsram light bulb poster. In 1919 Theo van Doesburg, a founder with Mondrian and others of the De Stijl movement, designed an alphabet using rectangles only -- no diagonals. In 1923 Joost Schmidt at Bauhaus in Weimar took the same approach for a Constructivist exhibit poster. The 1996 Agfatype Collection catalog lists a Geometric in light, bold and italic that is very close to the old Baltimore version. Even though none of these designs took the world by storm, they all made a contribution to our understanding of letterforms and how we use them.
- Mac McGrew: Greco Bold and Italic are Spanish faces of the mid-1920s. They are very heavy, with long ascenders and small x-height, and have a hand-lettered appearance. Linotype Vulcan (q.v.) is equivalent. National Matrix&Type Co. in Baltimore, one of several independent companies which made matrices for the popular casting machines, offered Greco Bold in 1929 as its series 100; this was the source of Baltimore Type's mats, but Baltimore and some other sources cast Greco Bold and Italic as series 326-3261. These numbers have not been found in Monotype literature; perhaps another independent source also made mats. Notice the figures, which are termed hanging or old style, although they do not follow the usual form. However, taller 1, 2, and 0 are also available to convert the set to lining figurees. Compare Hess Monoblack. Greco Adornado, an ornamented version, has also been imported.
- Mac McGrew: Homewood is a recutting by Baltimore Type of Metropolis Lined, a German face of the 1930s. It was made from a large size of Metropolis Bold, with the fine white lines cut in, and differs from the original in minor details of the curves. Other sizes were cut by pantagraph and do not necessarily match original sizes.
- IBM Executive Modern, a typewriter type.
- Mac McGrew: Mademoiselle was designed by Tommy Thompson in 1953 as a display face for Mademoiselle magazine. It was cut by Herman Schnoor at Baltimore Type, which also offered fonts for general sale. It is a delicate, narrow modern roman, with long ascenders and short descenders, rather loosely fitted, and works well for display with transitional text faces such as Bulmer and Scotch Roman. Both lining and oldstyle figures are provided, along with several pointing hands as shown.
- Tourist Extra Condensed. Turista Flaca NF (2009, Nick Curtis) is based on Tourist Extra Condensed. McGrew: Tourist Extra Condensed of Baltimore Type is a copy of Phenix (q.v.) in 24- to 48-point sizes, and is Jefferson Gothic (q.v.) in larger sizes. Phenix is a 1935 ATF face by Morris Fuller Benton.
- Mac McGrew: Trend is a brush-lettered face cut by Baltimore in 1953. It is very similar to Dom Casual (q.v.), but has a slight back slant.
- Mac McGrew: Trylon as made by Baltimore Type was a 1949 copy of Stephenson Blake's Playbill (see Imports in Appendix), but Trylon Shaded and Trylon Shaded Oblique were designed and cut by George Battee of the Baltimore foundry. The solid version has lowercase in some sizes; it is somewhat similar to P. T. Barnum, with greatly exaggerated horizontal strokes and serifs at top and bottom, but is heavier and narrower. The Shaded versions are more properly outlines of the same design, with a small shadow effect at the top (which is unusual) and right of each letter, but without lowercase.
- Mac McGrew: Vernen is essentially a copy of Huxley Vertical (q.v.), but omitting the round characters AKMNWY and using the alternate pointed characters instead. In addition, the slight extensions of cross strokes to the left of stems have been omitted, and a few other characters have been redrawn. It was offered by Baltimore in 1953.
- Mc McGrew: Vista is a very wide square-serif face, cut by Baltimore Type in 1956. It is said to be a pantagraphic modification of Hellenic Wide from Bauer in Germany; actually it does not match that face in details, though it has the same general effect.
- Mac McGrew: Wide Line Gothic is a creation of Herman Schnoor for Baltimore Type, modified by pantagraph from Philadelphia Lining Gothic, increasing the width by about 50 percent. The flat sides of round letters. acceptable in the moderately condensed original, make awkward shapes in this extended version. Compare Franklin Gothic Wide, Tempo Black Extended.
- Among the wood types, we have Oak Leaf (1832, ornamental caps).
Rich Hopkins, a printing historian, acquired Baltotype ca. 1993. Based on drawings from the 1950s in the Baltotype material, Miranda Roth at P22 designed LTC Athena, a narrow art deco typeface, in 2013. [Google]
Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)
Original fonts by Polishman Bartek Nowak (aka Barme, b. 1973) made in 2000-2001: BukwaNormal (Cyrillic), Nokian (pixel font), Passja, Xar, BarmeReczny, Elementarz (orthographic writing for kids) [see also here], Gotyk-Poszarpany (Fraktur), Afarat Ibn Blady (Arabic simulation face), Hieroglify, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda (Basque), Maszyna (old typewriter), MaszynaAEG, Nerwus (scribbly, sketchy), Pascal, SecesjaPL (curly font: a revival of Herman Ihlenburg's ulktra-Victorian face Nymphic), Zakret, RecycleIt, Sandwich, Keiser Sousa, Manifest.
Font list (with repetitions): 4Mini, BarmeReczny, Elementarz, Fiesta, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, Infantyl, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Kwadryga, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MiniMasa, MiniSet, MiniSter, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Passja, Premiership, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Szablon, Wabene, Xar, Zakret, MiniForma, MiniStrzalki, Miniline, Minitot, Ulisson, Astalamet (2002), Gosford (2002), Volan (2002), Establo, QuatronFat, Infantyl (2002), Quatron (2002), YnduFat (2002), YnduOut (2002).
URL not accessible to my browser (Mac+Firefox).
This site carried these fonts in May 2008: 4Mini, Afarat-ibn-Blady, Astalamet, AstalametPure, BarmeReczny, Cyree, DorBlue, ElementarzDwa, Erton, Establo, EstabloFat, Fiesta, Gosford, GotykPoszarpany, GrubaBerta, Hieroglify, HongKong (oriental simulation), Infantyl, InfantylFat, InfantylItalic, InfantylOut, Jiczyn, KeiserSousa, Kobajashi, Komix, Kwadryga, Lola, Magda, Manifest-Niski, Manifest, MaszynaAEG, MaszynaRoyalDark, MaszynaRoyalLight (typewriter types), MiniBet, MiniForma2, MiniJasc, MiniKongo, MiniLine2, MiniMasa, MiniQuan, MiniQuanMniejszy, MiniSet2, MiniSter, MiniStrzalki, MiniTot, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Opeln2001-Prosty, Opeln2001, Opeln2001Szeroki-Metro, Opeln2001Szeroki, Pascal, Paskowy, Passja, Quatron, QuatronFat, RecycleIt, Sandwich, SecesjaPL, Sloneczko, Szablon, Tabun, TechnicznaPomoc-Italic, TechnicznaPomoc, TechnicznaPomocRound, Ulisson, Vaderiii, Volan, Wabene, Xar.
In 2011, he established the commercial foundry GRIN3. [Google]
Barnhart Bros. Spindler Type Founders: Book of Type Specimens, 1907
Trying to fit this 1000-page book into one web page, with discussion of many types. It's impossible, but I tried it. [Google]
[Barmee.com (was: Czcionki.com, or: Barme Fonts)]
Gifted designer from Lausanne, Switzerland. One of the most talented creators of typefaces with FontStruct.
Typefaces made in 2009: DB72, DBColon, DBPoints Sans, DBCube, and DB13, mostly dot matrix or octagonal fonts.
In 2010, these were followed by db Outline, db Stickers, db Stick, DB Cube New, db MOKI (stencil), db Ciao, db Ticket Light, db 72, DBpoints (dot matrix), DBPoin2, and db Kopix (blackletter), db New Points Italic (dot matrix face).
In 2011, we find dB Stick, dB Sticker, dB Sticker Mono (a monospaced typewriter face), db Prague (fat sans), db Backjumps (an extraordinary fat poster stencil), db Perl, db Perl 1.2 (texture face), db Quarz (2011, +Mix), and db Nox and db Nox II.
Fonts made in 2012: db Como (a simple monospace sans), db Sticker (hairline sans), db Rocko v2 (stencil face), db Today v1 (a beautiful black slab face), db Today v2, db Etroite (2012, in several weights: constructivist), db N3, db Drops (fat counterless face), db Quarz Mix, db Soda, db Klacks, db NQ, db Boxer, db Como (monospaced), db Smoothie (fat stencil face), db Quick Cut (stencil), db Karton (stencil), db Frieda.
Typefaces from 2013: db Etroite, db Concierge (hairline serif), db Lineo, db Lucky, db Boxer III, db SIL. [Google]
French type designer who created these faces in 2011: Al-kimiya Font (typewriter style with fun variations), Le Méliès SOFT, Le Méliès (sans), Dinette Ultra (rounded and fat), Dinette (based on DIN), Archipel (thin slab face).
. Typecache link. [Google]
The Bera type 1 font pack comprises BeraSans-Bold, BeraSans-BoldOblique, BeraSans-Oblique, BeraSans-Roman, BeraSansMono-Bold, BeraSansMono-BoldOb, BeraSansMono-Oblique, BeraSansMono-Roman, BeraSerif-Bold, BeraSerif-Roman, all made in 2004. The developers, Malte Rosenau (University of Göttingen) and Walter Schmidt, write: The fonts were originally designed by Bitstream, Inc in TrueType format under the name "Bitstream Vera". These fonts are available from Gnome.org. Malte Rosenau converted them to the Postscript type1 format. The license required a different name ("Bera") to be assigned to the result. Ulrich Dirr (Art&Satz) reworked the kerning tables of the Bera Sans fonts. [Google]
Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)
Lecter Johnson (Betterfear.us) published many free fonts between 2007-2012. At Behance, we find the name John Thorn (Germany).
Typefaces: XXII Sinoz DSP (2010-2011, elliptical face), XXII Gory Bastard (2011), XXII BLACKMETAL WARRIOR (2010), XXII Menga (2010, a technical sans family), XXIIARMY (2007, stencil), XXIIDECONSTRUCTION-DESTRUCTION-AREA (2007, grunge), XXIIDONT-MESS-WITH-VIKINGS-HARDCORE (2007, octagonal), XXIISTRAIGHT-ARMY, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), XXIIUltimate-Black-Metal (2007, cracked metal look), XXII Scratch (2007, scratchy face), XXII DEVILS-RIGHT-HAND (handprinted), XXII BLACK-BLOCK (grunge), XXII MISANTHROPIA (2008, a rigid geometric sans family), XXII Arabian Onenightstand (2008: Arabic or Indic simulation face), XXII Urban Cutouts (2009, grunge), and XXII Static (2007, futuristic).
His web site has a threatening nazi sort of look, but the fonts are (were) free. Betterfear.us claims to be located in St. Pauli, Hamburg, and is also known on MyFonts, where some of its fonts can be bought, as Doubletwo Studios. These include XXII Goregrinder, XXII Grober Bleistift (2013, marker font), XXII Centar (a sans family with a free regular style), XXII Totenkult (2012), XXII Blackened Wood (2013), XXII Candylove (heavy signage or packaging script), XXII Centars Sans (2012), XXII Daemon Runes (2012), XXII Total Death (2012), XXII HandTypewriter (2012), XXII Daemon (2012), XXII Marker (2011), XXII BLACK BLOCK SERIFA (2008), XXII Mescaline (2009 Western style), XXII Misanthropia (2010, geometric sans), XXII Urban Cutouts (2010), XXII Marker (2011), XXII Blasphema (2011) and XXII STREITKRAFT (2008, a stencil family with grungy versions added). Older list of fonts: Devils Right Hand (blackboard script), Black Block (grunge), Static (techno), Ultimate Blackmetal, Scratch, Don't Mess With Vikings, Army Dirty (grunge stencil), Army Straight, Black Block Eroded.
Klingspor link. Alternate URL. Behance link. Dafont link. Another Behance link. Old URL. Another Dafont link. [Google]
Bigelow&Holmes was founded by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Charles Bigelow (b. 1945, Detroit) is a type designer and teacher, who runs his own studio, Bigelow&Holmes. Bigelow was a colleague of Danolad Knuth at stanford University when Knuth developed his Computer Modern typeface family for TeX. In mid-2006, Bigelow accepted the Melbert B. Cary Distinguished Professorship at Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Print Media. Typefaces designed by Bigelow:
Ascender link. Wikipedia link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Squirrel link. Ascender link. [Google]
- The Lucida family (1985) is used in several scientific publications such as Scientific American. Its iorigins go back to Computer Modern. I find it more appropriate for screens than paper, but that is just a personal view. The Lucida family contains LucidaConsole (1993), LucidaSansTypewriter (1991), LucidaFax, LucidaCalligraphy, LucidaBright, Lucida Blackletter (1991, a bastarda) and Lucida Handwriting. It has been recently expanded to comply with the Unicode Standard, and includes non-Latin scripts such as Cyrillic, Greek, Arabic and Hebrew. Charles Bigelow created the font families Lucida Math (with Kris Holmes, 1993), Lucida Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985), Lucida Typewriter Sans (with Kris Holmes, 1985) and Lucida Serif (with Kris Holmes, 1993).
- Syntax Phonetic.
- Leviathan (1979).
- Apple Chicago (1991), Apple Geneva (1991).
- Microsoft Wingdings (1992).
Swiss foundry which made several (typically Swiss) techno-sans families, such as Regular (originally created by Norm (Dimitri Bruni and Manuel Krebs) as a lucidly structured and fully formulated headline typeface font back in 1999. In 2006 adapted and rounded out by Nik Thoenen to this current version), Relevant (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2007; loosely influenced by 'Record Gothic', created by R. Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1927), T-Star Pro, T-Star TW Pro (typewriter face, Michael Mischler, 2002), and Blender Pro (Nik Thoenen, 2002-2009: an octagonal sans face). Catalog (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2005) is a serif family. FRAC (Nik Thoenen, 2003) is octagonal. Korpus (2012) is a text family designed by Mika Mischler and Nik Thoenen.
Klingspor link for Nik Thoenen. [Google]
Bit-fonts.com (was: M-D Fonts)
Martin Steiner (Bit-fonts.com, and before that, M-D Fonts) is the Slovak designer (b. 1992) of the warning sign dingbat font Warning Tables (2006), Old newspaper font (2008), the ink run faces Catalogue (2008) and Black Ink (2007), Old Typewriter (2007), Imperative Tables (2007, warning dingbats), Rugged Type (2008, grunge) and the pixel faces BitBox (2007), BitNano (2007), BitDotted (2007), BitMicro01 (2007), BitBold (2006), Bit Favorite, BitNanov211, Bit_01, Bit Classic, BitNanov33, BitCube (2009) and BitMirror (2006).
Dafont link. Home page where one can also download the fonts. [Google]
Bitstream Vera Fonts
The Bitstream Gnome project has released a free no-strings-attached typeface family Vera (2003) for the Linux world. Developed by Bitstream's Jim Lyles, Vera comes in didone Serif, Sans and Sans Mono versions, with Bold, Oblique and Bold Oblique weights. The Sans Mono families have a characteristic dotted zero and an almost Z-shaped lower case l, and are in my view far from optimal. The serif fonts are a bit like Carter's Georgia.
See also here. Download also here or here. Jonathon Delacour complains about the lack of macroned characters, and compares various web browsers and font families.
Alternate download site. Fontspace link. [Google]
About ten creations by UK-based Giles Edkins, such as The Daily Blah, Anger, BoringBoring, Loopy, MetalFont, Squiggly, Subtlety (blood-drip typeface), TheDailyBlah, WhatAStupidName, ZanyWhateverItMeans (1997), WonkyTypewriter (1997), Humbug.
Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
Blambot Comics Fonts was founded in 1999 by graphic Designer and illustrator, Nate Piekos. Blambot has a huge number of original free comics fonts and balloons by Nate Piekos (East Providence, RI, b. RI, 1975). Comic Lettering is an alternate URL, where you can also order logo designs, custom fonts, and custom lettering. Fontspace link. The fonts:
- 2013: Unearthed BB (Celtic), Always Angry BB, Sequentialist BB, Might Makes Right BB, Fight To The Finish BB, Palooka BB, ManlyMen BB, Trash Cinema BB, Bulletproof BB, Ticking Timebomb BB (LED font), Potty Mouth BB (dingbats), Vengeful Gods BB (Greek simulation face), , Blowhole BB (fat finger font family), Shrunken Head BB, Perihelion (+Condensed: elliptical sans).
- 2012: Dungeon Dweller BB, Mark of the Beast BB (Halloween font), Monsterific BB, Tough as nails BB, Longbow BB (a rough-edged blackletter), Gamma Rays BB, Inkslinger BB (a true comic book style family), Saucer BB (sketch font), Mutant Academy BB, Destroy Earth BB, Mandroid BB, Fundead BB, Stupid Head BB, Spellbreaker BB, Elevations BB (2012, a blueprint typeface), Revenger BB (angular family).
- 2011: Silver Bullet BB (a fat handdrawn blackletter face), Shallow Grave BB, Imaginary Friend BB, Highjinks BB, ShallowGrave BB, Quahog BB (angular, calligraphic), Mumble Grumble BB, Action Figure BB, Piekos FX Rough BB, ChainsawzBB, Heavy Mettle, Billy The Flying Robot BB, Longbox BB.
- 2010: Ninjutsu BB, Protest Paint BB, Rock Steady BB, Ladylike BB, Protest Paint BB (grunge), Tone Deaf BB, Clown Teeth BB, Irish Stout BB (beer label face), Sans Sanity BB, Straight To Hell, Unmasked, Piekos FX BB, Hometown Hero BB, Piekos Professional; BB, Big Bad Bold BB, Crash Landing, HoneyMead BB, Secret Origins (2010).
- 2009: Dragonbones BB, MeanStreets BB, Two Fisted BB, RedStateBlueState BB, Scream Queen, Fresh Meat BB, Gone Fission BB, Black Hole, Life Form, Crimewave BB, Firepower BB, Artists Alley BB, Stronghold BB, Village Idiot, Raging Red Lotus (2009, oriental simulation), Dwarven Axe BB, Silver Age BB, Flyboy BB (2009, techno), Giant Sized Spectacular BB (2009).
- 2008: Snake Oil Salesman (old typewriter face), Earthman and Earthman Extended (a nice 12-style retro sans family), Clairvoyant BB, KrakHead BB [one of my favorites], Blambot FXPro BB, Sangre BB, Dearly Departed BB, Boogers, Bada Boom BB, Old Crone BB (2008, bewitched style).
- 2007: Fire Fight BB, After Dark BB, Post Mortem BB, Fold and Staple BB (with Brandon J. Carr), Dunce Cap BB, DeathRattle BB, Potty Mouth BB, Dominatrix BB (grunge), Shore Leave BB (based on sailor tattoos), Cloudsplitter BB, Drawing Board (inspired by Tekton), Warhorse BB, Warmonger BB.
- 2006: Duty Calls BB, Hellfire BB, AveAveBB, Indie Star, Blamblam BB, Braaains BB (dingbats), Musashi BB, Atland Sketches, Double Life BB, SkinDeep BB, SkinDeep Swashes BB, Newsflash.
- 2005: KeelhauledBBBold, KeelhauledBB, MainframeBBBold, MainframeBB, Alter Ego BB, Entrails, Mastermind BB, Zooom BB, Whitechapel BB (handwriting), Sucker Punch, Crimefighter, 10c Soviet, CyranoBB, Praetorium, Spectre Verde, Hired Goons, Afterlife BB (2005, tall ascendered face), Seven Monkey Fury (oriental simulation face), Spectre Verde, FeedbackBB.
- 2004: Atland, Creative Block, Midnightsnack BB, Bloody Murder BB, Seven Swordsmen, Webletterer, Rackum Frackum, Oh Crud, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, Antihero, Dark Arts, Bearded Lady BB, BottleRocket, Streetcred, Lowrider, Extra pickles (2004).
- 2003: Square Jaw BB, Shinobi, Bar Brawl, Holy Mackerel (2003, Craterface BB, Zombie Guts, Knuckle Sandwich, Workingman, Fat Stack BB, Santa's Big Secret, ArrMatey, Tokyo Robot, JackLanternBB, Perils of Piekos, Turntablz, Wicked Queen (2003, free), Golden Oldie, Badaboom, OhCrap, Whoop Ass, Damn Noisy Kids, Paperboy, Armor Piercing, Radioactive Granny, Sidekick International, Digital Strip, Mighty Zeo, Arcanum, Zud Juice, Ale&Wenches, Bar Brrawl, Bar Brawl BB, Armored Science BB, Blamdude, Shinobi, Man of Science, Sidekick BB (2003).
- 2002 and earlier: AndroidNation, Blambot-Custom, Blambot-Standard, Captain-Spandex, Casket-Breath, Concetta, Dupuy-Bold, Edible-Pet-II, Edible-Pet, Edible-PetInternational, Enchilada, Evil-Genius, Flat-Earth-Scribe, Gunhead-Chick, Lovecraft's-Diary, Mouth Breather, Mighty-Tomato, MonkeyChunks, Monkeyboy, Mummy-Loves-You, Mutant-Supermodel, Nate's-Choice, PiranhaSexual, Red-Right-Hand, Roboshemp, Space-Pontiff, Squeezy-Cheez, Urinetoast, Voodoo-Doll, YellaBelly, Zartz!, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!-Bold, A.C.M.E.-Explosive!, GrungeUpdate, Mothership, Twelve-Ton-Goldfish, Whoop-Ass, WickedQueen BB, Winter-in-Gotham, 13 O Clock, ACMEInternational, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, FanboyHardcore, KidKosmic, LetterOMatic, MangaTemple, GorillaMilkshake, Caeldera, Belizarius, Bottix, ChatteryTeeth, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, Pythia, SpiritMedium. Direct access.
- Commercial fonts: Knuckle Sandwich, Utility Belt, Tentacle Jones, Rocketboy, Seargent Six-Pack, Secret Identity, Edible Pet 3, Piekostype, LintMcCree Mysteries, Doc Seismic, Mike Allred's AAA, AAARGH, Allred's Aliens Invade, Asteroids for Lunch, Action Away, Allred's Amazing Stupendous, ArmorPiercing, Mars Police, Irezumi, Holy Macxkerel, Hudson VC, CreepingEvil, BlambotPro (great), Creeping Evil, Rooftop Run, AAA Redmeat, Eurocomic, Comic Geek, Jack Armstrong (nice), Rivenshield (useful), Howard Bros (nice), Mighty Zeo, Cajun Boogie, Betty Noir, Sand Diego '02, Wrecking Ball, Miskatonic, Roswell Wreckage, WizardSpeak, VanHelsing, Glass Jam, BucketOBlood, Three Arrows, Damn Noisy Kids, Humbucker, Oh Crap, Caveman, Blambot Casual, 10CentComics, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, CajunBoogie, DetectivesInc, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, SpiritMedium, VanHelsing.
Over 1000 free fonts here: 10CentSoviet, 10CentSovietBold, ACMEExplosive, ACMEExplosiveBold, ACMESecretAgent, ACMESecretAgentBold, ACMESecretAgentItalic, AleandWenchesBB, AleandWenchesBBBold, AndroidNation, AndroidNationBold, AndroidNationItalic, AnimeAce, AnimeAceBold, AnimeAceItalic, Arcanum, ArcanumBold, ArcanumItalic, ArmorPiercing, ArmorPiercing20BB, ArmorPiercing20BBItalic, ArmorPiercingItalic, ArrrMateyBB, BadaBoomBB, BattleLines, BettyNoir, BigBlokeBB, BlamDudeBB, BlamDudeBBItalic, BlambotCustom, Bottix, BottleRocketBB, BottleRocketBBBold, Caeldera, CajunBoogie, CatholicSchoolGirlsBB, ChroniclesofaHero, ChroniclesofaHeroBold, CreativeBlockBB, CreativeBlockBBBold, CrimeFighterBB, CrimeFighterBBBold, DamnNoisyKids, DarkArtsBB, DetectivesInc, DigitalStrip, DigitalStripBold, DigitalStripItalic, DwarfSpiritsBB, EvilGeniusBB-Bold, EvilGeniusBB, FanboyHardcore, FanboyHardcoreBold, FanboyHardcoreItalic, FatStackBB, FeastofFleshBB, FeastofFleshBBItalic, FeedbackBB, FeedbackBBItalic, FlyboyBB, GorillaMilkshake, GorillaMilkshakeItalic, Irezumi, IrezumiItalic, JackLanternBB, KeelhauledBB, KeelhauledBBBold, KidKosmic, KidKosmicBold, KidKosmicItalic, LetterOMatic, LetterOMaticBold, LetterOMaticItalic, MainframeBB, MainframeBBBold, MangaTemple, MangaTempleBold, MangaTempleItalic, MarsPolice, MarsPoliceItalic, MightyZeo20, MightyZeo20Bold, MightyZeo20Italic, MightyZeoCaps20, MightyZeoCaps20Bold, MightyZeoCaps20Italic, Miskatonic, MouthBreatherBB, MouthBreatherBBBold, NewsflashBB, OhCrap, OhCrudBB, OrangeFizz, OrangeFizzItalic, PraetoriumBB, PsiphoonBB, Pythia, RagingRedLotusBB-Italic, RagingRedLotusBB, RoswellWreckage, SanitariumBB, SantasBigSecretBB, SergeantSixPack, SevenMonkeyFuryBB, SevenSwordsmenBB, ShockTherapyBB-Italic, ShockTherapyBB, SpectreVerdeBB, SpectreVerdeBBBold, SpiritMedium, SwingSetBB, TurntablzBB, TurntablzBBBold, TwelveTonFishstick, TwelveTonSushi, Umberto, Vampiress, VillageIdiotBB, WarmongerBB, WebLettererBB, WebLettererBBBold, WhoopAss, WickedQueenBB, WizardSpeak, WizardSpeakWorn, Yoshitoshi, YoshitoshiBold, YoshitoshiItalic, ZudJuice, ZudJuiceBold, ZudJuiceItalic.
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link.
View the Blambot typeface liubrary. [Google]
[Pieter van Rosmalen]
Bold Monday is an independent font foundry established by Paul van der Laan and Pieter van Rosmalen and based in The Hague, The Netherlands. Pieter himself lives in Eindhoven.
Typefaces: Capibara (squarish, done in 2007 by van Rosmalen), Feisar (techno), Flex (sans), Nitti (monospaced, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Panno (sans, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Panno Text (2008-2010, a sans by Van Rosmalen and van der Laan), Naomi (1999), Nitti2 typewriter (2009, by Van Rosmalen at Caketype), Nitti3 (2011, like Nitti2, but also with monotonic Greek), Pinup (fat rounded sans, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen), Pixel Package, and Stanley (headline face, done in 2008 by van Rosmalen; includes a stencil).
In 2012, they published the trompe l'oeuil typeface Macula (Jacques Le Bailly).
In 2013, he published Pinup Dotted (a textured typeface) and Oskar. They write: Oskar, designed by Paul van der Laan, is a typeface inspired by Dutch architectural and advertising lettering from the early 20th century. Particularly the style of lettering that was painted on walls and shopfronts, or executed in metal on buildings. This kind of typography did not exist as metal printing types, but was instead painted manually by sign painters, or drawn by architects. Initially the typeface was designed in 2002 for the lettering of a monumental school in The Hague, designed by architect Jan Duiker in 1929.
Pieter designed custom typefaces for worldwide clients amongst others Agis, Audi, Teldesign, KPN, The government of South Korea (road signing), The Ministry of Transport, Public Works and Water Management (OV Chipcard), USA Today and NBCUniversal.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
BombHaus Digital Foundry
[David M. Debus]
This used to be a foundry until some time in 2001 (old URL gone). It had nice free fonts such as AtomicBomb, BombCindy, BombCircuit, BombDaja, BombRazor, BombSchnakendoodle, BreastBomb, CherryCoke, CherryNeptune, FireBomb, HydrogenBomb, MailBomb (old typewriter), NeutronBomb, ObcessedBomb, StinkBomb, BombGrunge, BombNew, CherryBomb, and the beautiful avant-garde fonts Ticking Bomb and Time Bomb. Seems like most fonts were by David M. Debus (Venice Beach, CA) but Kristine M. Laca (now Kristine Debus) was also mentioned on the web page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
Brenden C. Roemich
[Digital Graphic Labs]
Brian J. Bonislawsky
[Astigmatic One Eye]
Co-designer with Nancy Mazzei of Backspacer (an old typewriter font, 1993) for Smoke Bomb Studio in 1993. This was subsequently published at Emigre. They designed GLADYS and Teenager at GarageFonts.
FontShop link. [Google]
[Nerfect Type Laboratories]
BTD (or: Big Toe Designs)
Honolulu-based Mike Brittain (b. 1971) is the designer of Cart-O-Grapher (2002, shopping cart dings) and Btd BeezWax (2006, grungy typewriter face).
Alternate URL of his company, Bigtoedesigns. Dafont link. [Google]
Bulletin Typewriter MN
Typewriter font by American Type Founders, published by Mecanorma. [Google]
[Zemi Netudu Inc]
The handwriting fonts Alix2 (handwriting) and Brenton Scrawl (old typewriter) were created by Brenton Schäoffel. Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google]
[Pieter van Rosmalen]
Dan Haag-based Dutch foundry, est. 2004 by Pieter van Rosmalen, who before that designed fonts for GarageFonts and Typotheque. He studied design and advertising at Sint Lucas in Boxtel (The Netherlands) and type design and typography at the postgratuate course Type & Media at the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague (The Netherlands). For the CakeType library he designed CKTP Alterego, CKTP Capibara Classic, CKTP Capone (6-weight grotesque), and CKTP Pixie. Cake Type is involved in custom and commercial typefaces. Emma is a custom family. Dutchman (b. Eindhoven, 1969, living in Den Haag) Pieter van Rosmalen's fonts are mostly of the pixel type and are sold at Garagefonts: Ministeck (2000, pixel font), Dotted Weekend (1999), Get Back (1999), Martian Telex (1999, dotted pixel font), Monster Droppings (1999), Naomi (1999, handprinted), Nice Weekend (1999), Novella (1998-1999, rounded octagonal face), Porno (1999), Thomas (2000), Rough Weekend (1999), Adore (thin typewriter font), First Street Left, Moved, Passenger (pixel font), Rebel Mono (2000), Shop (arcade game pixel font), Underscore (stitch pixel font), Archive (2000), Ravensburger (2000), Rebel (2000), Adore (2001), FirstStreetLeft (2001), Moved (2001), Passenger (2001), Shop (2001), Underscore (2001), Weekend Web (2002), Archive (2003), Capibara (2003), Melvin (2003), Epos (2003). At Phil's Fonts, get Alter Ego, Capone, Capone Poster (stencil), Galaxy and Pixie (+Mpno, Narrow, Script), all made in 2005. In 2008, van Rosmalen made Nitti (monospaced; followed in 2009 by Nitti Typewriter), Panno (sans) and Pinup (fat rounded sans). In 2009, they published the non-connected hand-printed Aniek. In 2009, he and Paul van der Laan created Audi Type (via MetaDesign), which replaces the old Univers-based Audi Sans.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Cameron Knight Ltd
Andy Genovese's shareware archive for (well over 100) dingbats and foreign fonts. Great presentation of some foreign language fonts. Also an archive on logo fonts and another one on smashed fonts, which are mainly shareware old typewriter fonts. [Google]
Carini Type Foundry
Carini Type Foundry is Michael Genova's experimental type foundry. Two free fonts, Handsom (1997, sign language font) and Adler (1997, an old typewriter font), both in type 1 and truetype formats. Artistic page design. See also here. [Google]
Designer of the old typewriter font Typical Writer (1998). [Google]
Carl Marius Struzik Krull
Danish designer from Copenhagen, b. 1975. He studied graphic arts at the San Carlos Academy of Fine Arts in 1997-1998 and at the Jan Matejko Academy of Fine Arts in Krakow, Poland, in 1999. Creator the free grunge typewriter family Traveling Typewriter (2006) and of the squared LCD pixel face ChessType (2008). Dafont link. Yet another URL. Yet another URL. [Google]
CAT Design Wolgast
Wolgast-based type designer Peter Wiegel (b. 1955) runs CAT Design Wolgast. Designer of these free fonts:
- In 2013: Spartakus (+Round), Cut Me Out (white on black sans), 5by9 (dot matrix face), Tartlers End (high-contrast ball terminal face), Alpha 54 (rounded flared script face), Chunk Five Ex (slab serif; he writes: With permission of Meredith Mandel, the original author of the ASCII-Font Chunk Five, I have extended Chunk Five Ex to a full featured unicode font with all figures used in Latin and Cyrillic writing), Simple Print (simple sans), Fette Bauersche Antiqua (a didone fat face), Manuskript Gothisch (after Manuskript Gotisch (1899, Bauersche), which was modeled after Wolfgang Hopyl's 1514 Textura), Quast (hairy font).
- Still in 2013, he published a number of school scripts, including Neue Rudelskopf, Deutsche Normalschrift, Imrans School, Rastenburg (German school font), and Bienchen.
- In 2012: Hardman (connected fifties script), Immermann (a quaint slab serif), Quast (grunge), Fundamental Brigade (sans family), DiffiKult (a bilined face), Men Nefer (a Memphis lookalike), Fette Unz Fraktur (like Fette Fraktur), Mutter Krause (for the reconstruction of the 1929 silent movie "Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück", where it is used for intertitles, that where missing. The font is redrawn from the original intertitles), Youbilee (a font with laurels).
- In 2010: Alfabilder (dingbats), Gondrin (athletic lettering with a 3d effect), HelvetiaVerbundene (making Helverica into a school script?), Proletarsk (a grotesk face), Vis-à-vis (great idea--a double-storied serif face), ApolloASM (Victorian), BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Doergon-Regular (license plate font), DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, Eureka (Victorian, ornamental face), GoeschenFraktur (1880-style Fraktur used in Sammlung Göschen books), Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, StrassburgFraktur, TGL0-16 (same as DIN 16), TGL0-17 (same as DIN 17), TGL0-17Alt, Tank (emblems of gas companies), EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular (typewriter), ErikaOrmig, Fibel Vienna (2012, a high-legged sans), GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift (German Schreibschrift), Midroba-Regular (a strong mechanical octagonal face), MidrobaSchatten, MMX2010 (futuristic), Präsent60, Rotunda Pommerania (blackletter), TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe.
- In 2009: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrent-Regular, 18thCenturyKurrentAlternates, German writing from the 18th century), CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, Cöntgen Kanzley Regular (blackletter), Cöntgen Kanzley Aufrecht (2009), ElficCaslin, H1N1, Loxembourg1910Shadow (an art nouveau-influenced stencil face), Luxembourg1910, VarietScala (an art deco sans family), Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift (blackletter), MoradoFelt-Regular (upright connected script), MoradoMarker (2009), MoradoNib, PreussischeVI9 (DIN-like family), PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Stage (art deco), Ring Matrix (dot matrix), Nathan, Amptmann Script (2009, upright connected script), Cat Shop, Blankenburg (blackletter), Murrx (arched face), Schwaben Alt (1988, bastarda), Vrango, 14LED (Regular, Phattt-Heavy, Rised-Black), 24LED (+Bright, +Grid, +Modul), DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, FibelNord (basic sans family with an architectural twist), FibelSued (family), PaneuropaBankette, PaneuropaCrashbarrier-Black, PaneuropaFreeway, PaneuropaHighway, PaneuropaRoad, PaneuropaStreet, PaneuropaWrongWay, Quirkus (family), RingMatrix (dot matrix family), RingMatrix3D, RingMatrixTwo, DiscipuliBritannica (connected script), GruenewaldVA-Regular (connected school script), Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, WiegelLatein (connected school script), WiegelLateinMedium (2009), Morado, Moebius Bicolor (art deco), Elbaris (sans), ElbarisOutline, Nomitais (multiline face), RostockKaligraph, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent (traditional German school script), WiegelKurrentMedium, XAyax, XAyaxOutline (2009), Kaufhalle (squarish), Quimbie (art deco), CasaSans-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, MeyneTextur (blackletter), Yiggivoo, TGL 31034-1 (futuristic sans), Beroga (a simple organic sans).
- Before 2009: Xayax, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3 (2006, a severe sans), Utusi Star (1989, very condensed all-caps face), Avocado (2006, script face), CbeNormal (2006, script face), Leipzig Fraktur (+Bold) (2006), Berlin Email (2006, a condensed sans family, followed in 2009 by Berlin Email Serif), MaassslicerItalic (2006, a futuristic face made for Rudolf Maass + Partner GmbH), Powerweld (a gorgeous avant-garde face made for OPTI Pumpen und Technik GmbH), WolgastScript (2005), WolgastTwo (2006, connected script), WolgastTwoBold, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular (2006, traffic dingbats), Djerba simplified (Arabic font, Computer and Technologie, Hamburg, 1995; it can be downloaded here), Titus FrakturBaltic (1998), TITUS FrakturEast Normal (1998), and TITUS FrakturWest Normal (1998) [which used to be downloadable here; these fonts were retired and the Titus name dropped; most of the glyphs made it to Schwaben Alt].
Dafont link. One more URL. Fontspace link. Yet another URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link.
The list of his truetype and opentype faces as of 2011: 18thCenturyInitials, 18thCenturyKurrentStart, 18thCenturyKurrentText, Alfabilder, AlteDIN1451Mittelschrift, AlteDIN1451Mittelschriftgepraegt, AmptmannScript, ApolloASM, Avocado, Barnroof, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, BerogaFettig-Bold, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, BertholdMainzerFrakturUNZ1A, BertholdrMainzerFraktur, Blankenburg-Regular, BlankenburgUNZ1A-Italic, BlankenburgUNZ1A, CasaSans-Regular, CasaSans, CasaSansFettig-Bold, CatShop, CentreClaws, CentreClawsBeam1, CentreClawsSlant, ChunkFiveEx, CntgenKanzley-Regular, CntgenKanzleyAufrecht, DIN1451fetteBreitschrift1936-Regular, DiscipuliBritannica, DiscipuliBritannicaBold, Doergon-Regular, DoergonBackshift, DoergonShift, DoergonWave-Regular, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Elbaris, ElbarisOutline, ElficCaslin, EricaType-Bold, EricaType-BoldItalic, EricaType-Italic, EricaType-Regular, ErikaOrmig, Eureka, FibelNord-Bold, FibelNord-BoldItalic, FibelNord-Italic, FibelNord, FibelNordKontur, FibelSued-Bold, FibelSued-BoldItalic, FibelSued-Italic, FibelSued, FibelSuedKontur, GoeschenFraktur, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, GoeschenFrakturUNZ1A, Gondrin, GreifswalderTengwar-Regular, GreifswalerDeutscheSchrift, GruenewaldVA-Regular, GruenewaldVA1.Klasse, GruenewaldVA3.Klasse, H1N1, HelvetiaVerbundene, KochFetteDeutscheSchrift, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A-Italic, KochFetteDeutscheSchriftUNZ1A, LeipzigFrakturBold, LeipzigFrakturHeavy-ExtraBold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Bold, LeipzigFrakturLF-Normal, LeipzigFrakturNormal, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Bold, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-BoldItalic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A-Italic, LeipzigFrakturUNZ1A, Luxembourg1910, Luxembourg1910Contur, Luxembourg1910Ombre, MMX2010-Regular, Maassslicer3D, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, MaassslicerItalic, Makushka, MakushkaKontura, MakushkaQuadriga, MakushkaSecunda, MeyneTextur, MeyneTexturUNZ1A-Italic, MeyneTexturUNZ1A, Midroba-Regular, MidrobaSchatten, Moderne3DSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacher, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A-Italic, ModerneFetteSchwabacherUNZ1A, ModerneGekippteSchwabacher, MoradoFelt-Regular, MoradoMarker, MoradoNib, MoradoSharp-Regular, Murrx, Nathan-CondensedRegular, Nathan-ExpandedRegular, Nathan-Semi-expandedRegular, Nathan, NathanAlternates-CondensedRegular, NathanAlternates-ExpandedRegular, NathanAlternates-Semi-expandedRegular, NathanAlternates, Nomitais, Nomitais, Numikki, Numukki-Italic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, PreussischeVI9, PreussischeVI9Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten-Linie, PreussischeVI9Schatten, Proletarsk, Prsent60, Quimbie, Quimbie3D, QuimbieShaddow, QuimbieUH, Quirkus-Bold, Quirkus-BoldItalic, Quirkus-Italic, Quirkus, QuirkusOut, QuirkusUpsideDown, RostockKaligraph, RotundaPommerania, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A-Italic, RotundaPommeraniaUNZ1A, Rudelskopfdeutsch-Aufrecht, SchatternvonPreussischeVI9, Schulfibel-Nord-Linie-2, SchwabenAlt-Bold, SchwabenAltUNZ1A-Italic, SchwabenAltUNZ1A, Stage, StrassburgFraktur-Regular, TGL0-16, TGL0-17, TGL0-17Alt, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, TGL31034-2, Tank, TengwarOptime, TengwarOptimeDiagon, TitilliumMaps29L-1wt, TitilliumMaps29L-400wt, TitilliumMaps29L-800wt, TitilliumMaps29L-999wt, TitilliumText22L-1wt, TitilliumText22L-250wt, TitilliumText22L-400wt, TitilliumText22L-600wt, TitilliumText22L-800wt, TitilliumText22L-999wt, TitilliumTitle20, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, VarietScala, Varietee, VarieteeArtist, VarieteeCabaret, VarieteeCascadeur, VarieteeCasino, VarieteeCirque, VarieteeColege, VarieteeConferencier, VarieteeFolies, VarieteeIkarier, VarieteeJongleur, VarieteeMirage, VarieteeRevue, VarieteeTheatre, Via-A-Vis, Vrng, Waschkueche, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrent, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelKurrentMedium, WiegelLatein, WiegelLateinMedium, WolgastScript, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, WolgastTwoBold, XAyax, XAyax, XAyaxOutline, XAyaxOutline, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, YiggivooUnicode3D, ZeichenDreihundert-Regular, ZeichenDreihundertAlt, ZeichenHundert-Regular, ZeichenHundertAlt, ZeichenVierhundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundert-Regular, ZeichenZweihundertAlt, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech, kaufhalleblech, moebius.
His type 1 fonts as of 2011: Avocado, BerlinEmail, BerlinEmail2, BerlinEmailBold, BerlinEmailHeavy, BerlinEmailOutline, BerlinEmailSchaddow, BerlinEmailSemibold-Bold, BerlinEmailSerif, BerlinEmailSerifSemibold, BerlinEmailSerifShadow, BerlinEmailWideSemibold, Beroga, BerogaFettig-Bold, CasaSans, Elb-Tunnel, Elb-TunnelSchatten, Maassslicer3D, MaassslicerItalic, Numukki-Italic, Numukki, Powerweld, PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3, Quimbie, QuimbieUH, RostockKaligraph, TGL31034-1, TGL31034-2, UtusiStar-Bold, UtusiStar, Waschkueche, WaschkuecheGrob-Ultra, WolgastScript, WolgastTwo, WolgastTwoBold, YiggivooUnicode-Italic, YiggivooUnicode, YiggivooUnicode3D-Italic, YiggivooUnicode3D, cbe-Bold, cbe-BoldItalic, cbe-Italic, cbe, kaufhalle, kaufhalleblech.
A list of typefaces in alphabetical order, with descriptive comments provided by Reynir Heidberg Stefansson from Iceland: 18th Century Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting, Wiegel-coded), Alfabilder (Alphabetic picture font for the German alphabet), Amptmann Script (Partly-connected, upright writing, used on Prussian Railways pattern drawings), ApolloASM (Jugendstil, vaguely resembling an ornate Bocklin), Avocado (Handwriting, broad-nib pen-style), Berlin Email (Narrow sans-serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Berlin Email Serif (Narrow serif, based on emailled signage; Wiegel-coded), Beroga (All-minuscule, rounded marker-style sans-serif with ca. 8° slope), Berthold Mainzer Fraktur (Fraktur in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Blankenburg (Semicondensed Tannenberg in Wiegel (Regular only) and UNZ1(A) coding), Casa Sans (Squarish, broad-nib pen-style block writing), CatShop (Serif, soft of an acid-washed didone), cbe Normal (Sans-serif, narrow, somewhat cuneiform), Centre Claws (Sans-serif, Art Deco display, a bit like Broadway), Cöntgen Kanzlei (Cöntgen Kanzley) (Fraktur-based calligraphy by Heinrich Hugo Cöntgen, Wiegel coding), DiffiKult (Sans-serif, display, no horizontal lines), DIN 1451 fette Breitschrift 1936 (The now-withdrawn Wide version of DIN 1451 traffic font), Discipuli Britannica (UK school handwriting), Doergon (Slab-serif, narrow-ish, all majuscule), Elabris (Elbaris) (Sans-serif, caps/smallcaps, shades of DIN1451 Engschrift), Elb-Tunnel (Sans-serif, based on signage in the old Elbe tunnel in Hamburg), Elbic Caslon (Elfic Caslon, Elfic Caslin) (a Caslon for the Queen Galadriel), Erika Type (Erica Type) (Slab-serif, typewriter, comes from Wiegel's old Erika typewriter), Eureka (Serif, caps/smallcaps, Art Deco/Jugendstil), Fibel Nord (Sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Süd (Fibel Sued) (Sans-serif, based on German school primer), Fibel Vienna (Sans-serif, based on Austrian school primer), Fundamental Brigade (Sans-serif, geometric, some UNZ1 ligatures), Göschen Fraktur (Goeschen Fraktur) (Fraktur with a biblical feel, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Gondrini (Gondrin) (Sans-serif, geometric, display, shaded outlines, cookie-cutter), Greifswalder Deutsche Schrift (Handwriting, based on Rudolf Koch's Offenbacher Kurrent, Wiegel coding), Greifswalder Tengwar (Tengwar handwriting in Offenbach style), Gruenewald VA (Latin-style schoolhand, Wiegel coding), H1N1 (Heavy display face made of parallel wavetrains), Hardman (Heavy, wide, squarish logotype with connecting letters), Helvetia Verbundene (Swiss handwriting), Immermann (Display, resembles a seriffed Radio/Rundfunk, UNZ1 coding), Kaufhalle (Display, recreation of HO Kaufhalle logotype), Koch Fette Deutsche Schrift (Very plain fraktur, Wiegel (Rg only) and UNZ1 coding), Leipzig Fraktur (Fraktur for bread text, Wiegel coding), Leipzig Fraktur UNZ1A (Fraktur for bread text), Luxembourg 1910 (Sans-serif, Jugendstil display face from old spice drawers), Maass Slicer (Maassslicer) (Sans-serif, oblique display face, orig. logotype), Makushka (Sort-of an Elabris with minuscules, looks overlayable), Men Nefer (Slab-serif, geometric, UNZ1 coding), Midroba (Spur-serif, display, all-majuscule, heavy, octal), MMX2010 (Sans-serif, display, caps/smallcaps, TV game machine feel), Moderne Schwabacher (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Moderne Fette Schwabacher UNZ1A (Heavily reworked, Wiegel coding), Möbius (moebius) (Sans-serif, display, bicolour (u/c = non-spacing fills, l/c = spacing outlines)), Morado (Connected handwriting with nib or marker pen), Murrx (Heavy display face made from ellipsoids on NE-SW axis), Mutter Krause (Serif, slanting, Jugendstil-feel.), Nathan (Slab-serif, hand-drawn.), Nomatais (Nomitais) (Elabris with multiple levels of outlines), Numukki (Conlang, knotted-line, good for separators and scenebreaks), Powerweld (Sans-serif, Bauhaus style, all-minuscule), Präsent 60 (PI font with various East German logos), Preussische IV 44 (PreussischeIV44Ausgabe3) (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type IV 44 version 3), Preussische VI 9 (Repro of Prussian Railways pattern type VI 9 version 2), Proletarsk (Sans-serif, monoline, doubled-up questionmark), Quast (Brush type, all-majuscule, very rough outline), Quimbie (Sans-serif, all-majuscule, resembles Amelia), Quirkus (Sans-serif), Ring Matrix (LED matrix with ring LEDs, solid LEDs and ring LEDs with shadow), Rostock Kaligraph (Very round calligraphy, resembles rotunda), Rotunda Pommerania (Rotunda style, Wiegel-code (Regular only) or UNZ1-coded), Rudelskopf deutsch (Sans-serif, based on Kurrent-style letterforms), Schwaben Alt (Schwabacher in Wiegel- (Rg only) or UNZ1-coding.), Stage (Sans-serif, narrow, Art Deco, fleeting taste of Broadway), Strassburg Fraktur (Handwritten fraktur, ornate majuscules, Wiegel-coding), Tank (PI font with (gas/petrol) tank station logos), TengwarOptime (Optima for Tengwar), TGL 0-16/0-17 (East German versions of DIN 16 and DIN 17 blueprint types), TGL 31034-1, TGL 31034-2 (East German versions of DIN 6776 / DIN EN ISO 3098 blueprint types), Utusi Star (Sans-serif, slight resemblance with Rundfunk), Varieté (Sans-serif, all-majuscule or caps/smallcaps), Vis-A-Vis (Serif, all-majuscule, split in middle), Volk Redis (Kurrent handwriting, anno 1930-1941), Vrångö (LED matrix type like Ring Matrix), Waschküche (Serif, resembles Antykwa Torunska), Wiegel Kurrent (Kurrent-style handwriting), Wiegel Latein (Latin-style handwriting), Wolgast Script (Sloppy-looking handwriting with a broad-nib pen), Wolgast Two (Latin/Cyrillic handwriting), XAyax (Serif, Jugendstil, narrow, all-majuscule), Yiggivoo Unicode (Sans-serif, wide, tall x, board game packaging feel), Youbilee (PI font with various jubilee laurels), Verkehrszeichen (Zeichen) (PI fonts with traffic signs (in layers)), Verkehrszeichen alt (Zeichen Alt) (PI fonts with old traffic signs (in layers)).
Abstract Fonts link. Dafont link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)
Born in Karlstad, Sweden, in 1952, Lars Törnqvist now lives in Stockholm. Lars Törnqvist's designed many typefaces, first at Lars Törnqvist Typografi, and then at Cercurius:
- Dialekt Svi: a series of three phonetic fonts for Swedish dialects.
- Dialekt Uni (2001): a huge Unicode phonetic font that includes the West European characters, the characters and diacritics of the Swedish dialect alphabet and most of the IPA characters.
- Fitzronald (2013). Based on Ronaldson Old Style (Alexander Kay, 1884).
- Hnias (2004): a unicode runic font.
- Remington Reseskrivmaskin (2000): a typewriter font.
- DecCode (2000) and HexCode (2000): numerical fonts.
- Pitmanita, a font containing the characters of Sir James Pitman's Initial Teaching Alphabet. This alphabet was used in many English schools in the 1960s.
- Morsealfabetet, a Morse-Code font.
- Korsstygn 1, a cross-stitch font.
- Tant Brita (2006), Tant Ingrid (2006), Tant Ulla (2006), Tant Gertrud (2006), Tant Lilian (2006): stitching faces.
- Knappast (2006), Knappolog (2013), Endast (2006), Emedan (2006): letters in circles or rounded rectangles.
- Karolinus Fraktur (2006): A slightly regularized digital version of a late Baroque Fraktur type, probably from the beginning of the 18th century, issued by the Norstedts type foundry in Stockholm in 56 point size as Sju petit fraktur nr 2.
- Simpliciter Sans (2006), a rounded sans family in three styles, based on the standard round-pen ink lettering used on technical drawings in the middle of the 20th century.
- Huruvida (2006). Varvid and Varvid Caps (2006, a bilined tubular caps stencil face).
- Vibertus (2007): a didone headline face based on Gras Vibert (1840, Vibert, for the Didot typefoundry).
And a jump list for Fraktur fonts. MyFonts link to his foundry, Lars Törnqvist Typografi.
View Lars Törnqvist's typefaces. [Google]
Chank Fonts -- Chankstore
[Charles R. Anderson]
Foundry in Minnesota run by "Chank", who has been making fonts since 1992. Free fonts sub-page. Chank Diesel from Minneapolis (Charles Andermack in the NY Times and Charles R. Anderson, b. Edmonton, 1970, elsewhere) is Chank, the prolific designer. He runs Chank Fonts with Heidi Olmack ("El Mack de los Toros"). Earlier notices in his faces refer to CAKE Publications (2401 University Ave. NE, Mpls, MN 55418), Chank Foo, Schmopyright, and Exploding (PO Box 90100, San Diego, CA 92169). Bio by Susan Froyd. See also here or here or here or here. Handwriting font service for 95USD. 95 USD Go font Yourself font service based on filling out a form. Piece on Chank in the MinnPost. Chank is a popular and colorful figure who said this about himself: I like to drink a lot, and would like to think I'm known for it. Several of my fonts were inspired by booze, and I like to encourage other people to drink more, too. My best font is called Liquorstore.
A partial list of his faces:
- A: Adrianna (2004, a sans family), Ammonia, Anger-Prerelease, Asswipe, AsswipeDeluxxe, AztecPezRegular, Adrianna Extended (2005).
- B: BabOonjaZzbaSsoOn, Badoni, Bastard, Bawdy, BawdyBoldItalic, BawdyItalic, the Blinctype pack (Gomorrah, Sodom, Golgotha, Hamilton Offset, Player Piano), Birthday Girl, Blinkers, Bonehead, Braingelt (gothic), Brainhead, Bric-A-Brac BV (2002), Bridie, Brieincarnation, Brubecks Cube (2004), Buckethead, ButtplugTaft, The BLINCtype Letterpress Fontpak (2004, commercial: Gideon, Golgotha, Gomorrah, Goshen, Hamilton Offset, Player Piano, Prospect Modern and Sodom), Billsville (T-26).
- C: Chaloops (2005, comic book face), Chankbats Objects, Chankbats Critters (2001), Chankbats Flowers, Chankbats Flakes, Chankflakes (2002), ChauncyDecaf, ChauncyFatty, ChauncyPerkins, ChauncySnowman [this popular series from 1996-1998 is the first font family Chank ever made based on his own handwriting], Cheesewiddler, Chicken, ChickenBonus, Chippewa Falls (2005), Chub, Chumley (2002, first grade handwriting), Chunder (1996), Cleptomania, CollateralDamage, Corndog, CorndogClean, Coronette (2006, slab serif), Cosmic (1996), Couchlover97, CouchloverTruncata, CowboyRhumbahut (2000), CrotchlessTeddyRoosevelt, Crusti, CrustiEr, CrustiEst, CrustiWacky, CurbDog, Cookie Dough (2002), Cowboy Rhumbahaut (2000, Matt Frost).
- D: DarlingNikki, Dekapot (2007), DickwhippedLincoln, DongCasual, Drunk Cowboy (T-26), Dry Cowboy (2006, Tuscan), Dutch-Oven, Dutch-Treat.
- E: Easterbuns (2008, Ascender Corp: a signage face), EatpooChubby, EatpooSkinny, EatpooTall [note: the latter three fonts were renamed Eatwell], Evergreen.
- F: Fatthinfog, Flutterby (2006, free), Fucker, FriskyFlakes (2004), Fastlab (by David Cushman).
- G: Girl77, Glovebox, Goshen, Groovies-Normal.
- H: Halebopp, Harvester 3D (2008), HelveticaInaHamper, Hermenaut, HieronymousBoschian, HildeSharpie, HipstersDelight, HooskerDont, HooskerDoo, Hoover, Hystrix, HystrixHystrax, HystrixHystraxBordex, HystrixHystraxSleestax.
- I: Imastar, IndustrialSchizophrenic, Instructor, Isotope.
- J: Jawbox, JawboxChanky, Jawbreaker, Jeffersonofabitch, Johnson, Jingles (with Mike Cina).
- K: Kat Walk (geometric sans), Keester Black (2002), Kaiser, KlippyDingbats, Kraftwerk, KraftwerkNarrow, Kroozr, Kwikfont, Kegger (2007, a collegiate lettering face).
- L: Lambretta, Laundry, Laundrette, Lavaman, LemonadeSpeedster, Liquor 3D, Liquorstore (1997, a squarish face; since 2005 also in OT as Liquorstore 3D), Luncheonette.
- M: Mars (2007), Mantisboy, Marcusia, Metolurgy2typeindexcom, Mikrokoszmo, MinglerNipsy, MinglerRitzy, MinglerTipsy, Miss Amylin, MisterFrisky, MisterLincoln, Mister Twiggy (woodsy design), Monko-Blocky, Moonshine, MoonshineMurky, MC Auto (2002), McKraken.
- N: NailedToTheCross, NapkinTheModern, Nicotine, Nicotine Jazz, Nomadic, Nube.
- O: Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (old typewriter faces), Omnivore, Oooopsie (this 1997 font is just Helvetica with some circles dropped on top of it. The Helvetica trademark and Adobe copyright notices are still in the font!), OooopsieReverse, Ooopsie, Orbital, OrbusBjorkus, OrbusMultiserif.
- P: Panefresco (2011, 16 styles---a free sans family), PHreAkKruSty, Panzer, Paregos, Parkway-Hotel, Parkway-Motel, Parkway-Resortotel, PhysicsAlpha, PhysicsBeta, PlasticLasso, Player Piano (old stencil), Poker Party (2003), Polaroid22, Porkshop (1997, based on immigrant Manhattan signage), PorkshopGoodluck, Portastat, Prickly, Professor Minty (2005, curly), ProletarianBeta, Prospect-Modern, Puckfont.
- R: Redherring, RhumbaHut, Ribjoint, Rubble, Rosemary (2000-2001, T-26, a sign painters font).
- S: Saltwater, Schwinger (2003, script face), Schwing Shift (2003), Shadowboxer, Shakopee, SharpieStylie, SisterFrisky, SkippySharpie, SaucyMillionaire, Snipple, SooperCosmic, SpaceKrafty, SpaceToaster, Spacesuit, Spunkflakes (2002), StarryFHope, Sundayluck, Sunflower (2006, distressed typewriter), Swingdancer (2002, a custom connected script font first made for P. Puff Company), Swister (2004), GFY Santa Script (2004), Skylab, Shatner, Sunshine (2000-2001, T-26, grunge).
- T: Tabitha, Tacklebox, TackleboxFive, Thymesans, ThymesansItalic, Transam, Transam03 (2003, commercial version), Trucker.
- U: Ultramagnetic (by Mike Cina), UncleStinky.
- V: VenerealDisease, Venis (2002, big text family, T-26: reviewed by Hrant Papazian), Venis Small Caps (2004, T-26).
- W: Westsac (2003), Whorn, Wichita, Woodrow, Wordy Diva (1995, based on the handwriting of Lisa Bralts).
- Y: Yearling (2000).
- Z: ZsazsaGalore.
At Ascender, where one can buy the mostly hand-printed faces Birthday Girl, Bleacher, Bobby Zee, Chauncy Decaf, Churros, Collateral Damage, Couchlover, Easterbuns, Loopy Fiesta, Mister Marker, Mister Twiggy, Prickly, Snowballs, Space Toaster, Tipsy, Twigdancer, Younger Than Me (2009, grunge). [Google]
Born in Edmonton in 1969, Chank works out of the north-east corner of Minneapolis. Chank Diesel is a famous and prolific designer, type designer, busy-body and mentor.
His creations include Destructive Decisions (2013, a foggy font), Soccerboy (2012, a hand-drawn multiline typeface), Spooooky (2011, a custom typeface design for the 2011 Target Halloween campaign), Professor Minty (2006-2010: spindly and gothic), HUGS (2005, comic book style), Porkshop (2011), Venis (2011), Yearling (2011), Amy Lynn Brown (2008, based upon the handwriting of the former Miss Kentucky), Ollivette and Ollivette Elite (2008, old typewriter face), Chrysler Electric (2007, fifties style connected script), Mars (2007, a custom family for Mars Inc), Quimby Gubernatorial (2007), Shrub (2007, grunge), the BlincType Letterpress Fontpak (2007: Sodom, Prospect Modern, Player Piano, Hamilton Offset, Goshen, Gomorrah, Golgotha, Gideon), King George (2003, ransom note), Ballers Delight (2007, free), Bell Martellus (2006, a Carolongian script family designed with Bill Moran of Blinc Publishing for the James Ford Bell Library at the University of Minnesota), Dry Cowboy (2006), Nomadic Egyptian (2005), Nomadic Sketchbook (2005, like Nomadic Egyptian, based on drawings by Kent Aldrich of the Nomadic Press), Newcastle (2005, blackletter face designed with Kevin Hayes), Player Piano (2005), Trucker (2005), Liquor 3D (2005), Chankbat Flowers (2005), Adrianna Extended (2005), Frisky Flakes (2005), Santa Script (2004), Chaloops (2004), Brubeck's Cube (2004), Carima (2002), Lambrettista (50s), Javatronic (retro font), Lemonade Speedster (more retro), Quimby Mayoral (2002), and others.
All his creations (50 fonts) can be purchased in Dentalpak (299 USD). Individual fonts at his store for 30 to 100USD. He also has a bunch of free fonts such as Yellabelly (handwriting), Fridley, Airboy, SundayLuck, Shadowboxer, Portastat, Fridayluck, Twenty Six Snake Rumba, and Blinkers. Plus 11 handwriting fonts (Penpal font pack) for 99 USD (this package has in my view only one really nice font, the dingbats Mikrokoszmo).
The GFY Handwriting Fontpak (2002-2005) is a collection of 21 fresh handwriting fonts in OpenType format for Macintosh or Windows. Contains the following fonts: GFY AuntSusan, GFY Brutus, GFY HeySteve, GFY JacksBluePrint, GFY Jeanna, GFY Josie, GFY Kersti, GFY Kimberly, GFY Loopy, GFY Marcie, GFY Mancini, GFY Michael, GFY Palmer, GFY Peggy, GFY Pollak, GFY Shue, GFY Ralston, GFY Sidney, GFY Sonya, GFY Thornesmith, and GFY Woodward. His DFY Handwriting Fontpak 2 (2008) contains GFY Artie, GFY Bobby, GFY Bobbys Kid, GFY Bracco, GFY Butcher, GFY Carmela, GFY Christopha, GFY Clarice, GFY Erin B, GFY Father Mike, GFY Finn, GFY Furio, GFY Georgio, GFY Janice, GFY Junior, GFY Madre, GFY Meadow, GFY Paulie, GFY Syl, GFY Tina, GFY Tony, GFY Uncle Junior, GFY Vito.
He also distributes fonts by others such as: AYERS by Mike Cina, BOOCHIE by Jamie Nazaroff, CURBDOG by Matthew Desmond, DUESENBERG by Jamie Nazaroff, GRAPEFROOT by Jeff Johnson, INSTRUCTOR by Roger Lootine, JUTE by Mike Cina, LUNAR MOD by Matthew Desmond, NAILS by David Prout, NUCLEAR STANDARD by Jamie Nazaroff, OBSESSED by Jamie Nazaroff, POSTER by Mike Cina, PLATFORMS by Joe Kral, PROSPECT MODERN by Bill Moran&Jon Poor, SNOOCHIE by Khai Pham&Chank Diesel, ULTRAMAGNETIC by Mike Cina, ULTRAMAGNETIC-BIG-HVY by Mike Cina. Chank claims that Misterfrisky is his most popular design. Other goodies: Crusti Wacky (1996), Sister Frisky, Liquorstore, Liquorstore Jazz, Orbital, Shakopee, Snipple, Katwalk (2004).
Dafont link. Behance link. [Google]
Charles R. Anderson
[Chank Fonts -- Chankstore]
[Roger S. Nelsson]
Started in 2008, this web place by Norwegian entrepreneur Roger S. Nelsson (based in Honningsvåg, Norway) sells fonts by Ray Larabie, Brian Kent, Nick Curtis, Derek Vogelpohl and Kevin King that were originally freeware fonts. Nelsson reworked them (more glyphs, more multilingual) and asks about 10 dollars per font now. He says his fonts now cover these Latin languages: Afrikaans, Albanian, Basque, Belarusian (Lacinka), Bosnian, Breton, Catalan, Chamorro, Chichewa, Cornish, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Estonian, Faroese, Filipino (Tagalog), Finnish, French, Frisian, Galican, German, Greenlandic, Guarani, Hungarian, Icelandic, Indonesian, Irish (Gaelic), Italian, Kashubian, Kurdish (Kurmanji), Latvian, Lithuanian, Luxembourgian, Malagasy, Maltese, Maori, Northern Sotho, Norwegian, Occitan, Polish, Portuguese, Rhaeto-Romance, Romanian, Saami (Inari), Saami (Lule), Saami (North), Saami (South), Scots (Gaelic), Serbian (latin), Slovak(ian), Slovene, Sorbian (Lower), Sorbian (Upper), Spanish, Swedish, Tswana, Turkish, Turkmen, Ulithian, Walloon, Welsh, Yapese.
Designer at FontStruct in 2008 of cowboy_hippie and Syndrome X (DNA-look face inspired by Syndrome BRK by Brian Kent). Nelsson's fonts are Classic Trash BRK Pro, Dynamic BRK Pro, Galapogos BRK Pro, Genotype BRK Pro, King Cool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Kimberly Geswein), Lamebrain BRK Pro, Matrise Pro and Matrise Text Pro (dot matrix), Phorfeit BRK Pro, Syndrome BRK Pro, Technique BRK Pro, Vigilance BRK Pro, Grapple BRK Pro. The "BRK" refers to Brian Kent, the original free font designer.
In 2009, he added a number of fonts that were done by Nick Curtis some years before that (hence the "NF"): Boogie Nights NF Pro (art deco face), Copasetic NF Pro, Coventry Garden NF Pro, Pro, Fontleroy NF Pro, Hamburger Heaven NF Pro, Monterey Popsicle NF Pro, and Wooden Nickel NF Pro. Trypewriter Pro (2009) is based on Kevin King's Trypewriter. Helldorado Pro (2009) is a Tuscan wood type style face based on a font by Levente Halmos.
Designer of Isbit Pro (2012, a magnificent melting ice cube-shaped superlliptical typeface family), Familiar Pro (2011, designed with the same metric as Helvetica but "better than Arial"), Bloco Pro (2010, fat counterless face), Trump Town Pro (2009, athletic lettering slab serif), Geometric Soft Pro (2009), Geometry Script Pro (2010, upright connected script), DIN Fun Pro (2011), Infantometric Pro (2012), Foobar Pro (2012) and Cheap Pro Fonts Serif (2009).
Typefaces from 2013: Adultometric Pro (narrow monoline sans).
Dafont. Fontspace link. Fontsquirrel link.
Catalog of Nelsson's bestselling typefaces. [Google]
Creator of the handdrawn typefaces Raining in White (2013, curly), Fancy Pants (2013, like an old typewriter) and Christina's Font (2013, curly). Lets Do Brunch (2013) is a grungy italic typeface. [Google]
Christoph Mueller Graphic Arts
Graphic designer Christopher Mueller (Aachen, Germany) created free fonts such as Mom's Typewriter (1997, old typewriter---for an imprived update, see Mom's Typewriter Actual by Handy, 2013), NoRefunds (1997, grunge), AZ Crushed (1997, grunge) and Autonomous Zentrum. Among his non-free fonts, most of which are grunge types, Goyathlay is the most interesting one. Other typefaces by Christoph include Spotnik&OldRomanTimes, BonnieAndClyde&BonnieAndClyde GoodOldDays, EsteticaWrecked, EsteticaWreckedExtraLetters, PsychoUno&PsychoZwo&PsychoSan.
Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google]
[Christoph Mueller Graphic Arts]
Auckland-based designer of Shipwrecked (2005, bitmap face), Galathos (2005, typewriter-style face), Sophtware (2004, pixel face), Minque (2004, a bitmap face inspired by Garadot), Kernohan Sans (2004), this art nouveau face (2004) and Digitype (2004). [Google]
American typeface designer at IBM. Prestige Elite (1953), has his name on it [see also Prestige and Prestige Two at SoftMaker, and FixedPitch 800 at Bitstream].
FontShop link. [Google]
Cleveland Type Foundry
Foundry in Cleveland that existed from 1875 until 1892, when it was absorbed by ATF. It was also called H.H. Thorpe Mfg. Co. Its original designs include Koster Initials and Litho (a curly Victorian face digitally revived by Nick Curtis in 2007 as Cleveland Litho NF; Curtis says that it comes from an 1898 specimen book but that contradicts the ATF date). They published Catalogue and Book of Specimens From the Cleveland Type Foundry. The H.H. Thorp Mfg. Co., 147 St. Clair Street, Cleveland, Ohio (176 pages, 1880) and Catalogue and book of specimens of type faces and printing material and machinery (1895).
Another Curtis revival, Yum Yum NF (2008) is said to be based on Mikado from an 1893 Cleveland specimen book. And in 2008, Nick Curtis continued with a revival of the geometric display face Morning Glory (1893), and a revival of Oxford called Really Big Shoe NF (2009). One of CTF's most famous typefaces is the faux-Chinese font Chinese (1883, later called Mandarin). In 2010, Nick Curtis redid Geometric, a typewriter style face, and called it Linndale Square NF.
In 2013, the Victorian capitals typeface Oxford No. 2 (from the 1893 catalog) provided the inspiration for the digital typeface MFC Damask (Brian J. Bonislawsky and Jim Lyles, Monogram Fonts Co). MFC Damask Flourish (2013) is a floriated caps typeface from the same source. [Google]
The founder of and only designer at at Club 21 is Julian Morey, a graphic designer and font creator from London who designed Pacific (1999, an octic typeface influenced by American naval lettering), VMR (1999), SignPlate (a stencil font), Sigma OT (2008, a sans based on a Stephenson Blake grotesque), Skye (2001, a stencil font), Skye Outline [note: Skye used to be called Axis], Checkout, Alpine (2000), Brassplate, Greenwich (2001, a stencil font with fine breaks; used to be called Bronxville), Codex, Electro, Ionia, Jakarta (2000, an octagonal sports/stencil font; was called Jersey), Kathode, Octago (an octagonal stencil face), Liquid, Simpson Typewriter, Preset, Roadworks (1992, stencil font), Thompson Monospaced, Spacer (1999), Paintworks, Portfolio. FontWorks used to sell their fonts, but now Faces does. [Google]
[Andrey V. Panov]
Free font package from 2009 by Andrey Panov, specially adapted for TeX. CM Unicode (or: Computer Modern Unicode) is an OpenType and Type 1 unicode version of Knuth's Computer Modern font family. The OIpenType fonts include CMUBright-Bold, CMUSerif-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-BoldSlanted, CMUBright-Oblique, CMUBright-Roman, CMUBright-SemiBoldOblique, CMUBright-SemiBold, CMUTypewriter-Light, CMUTypewriter-LightOblique, CMUSerif-Bold, CMUBright-BoldOblique, CMUClassicalSerif-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Italic, CMUConcrete-BoldItalic, CMUConcrete-Bold, CMUConcrete-Roman, CMUConcrete-Italic, CMUSerif-BoldNonextended, CMUSerif-Roman, CMUSansSerif-Oblique, CMUSerif-RomanSlanted, CMUSansSerif-BoldOblique, CMUSansSerif, CMUSansSerif-DemiCondensed, CMUTypewriter-Oblique, CMUSansSerif-Bold, CMUTypewriter-Bold, CMUSerif-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Regular, CMUTypewriter-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-UprightItalic, CMUTypewriterVariable-Italic, CMUTypewriterVariable.
Alternate download site [Google]
cmbright: Computer Modern Bright
Family of sans serif metafonts based on Donald Knuth's CM font. It is `lighter' and less obtrusive than CMSS. Together with CM Bright there comes a family of typewriter fonts, `CM Typwewriter Light', which look better in combination with CM Bright than the CMTT fonts would do. The whole package is by Walter Schmidt. A commercial-quality type 1 version of these fonts is available from Micropress. Free versions are available, in the cm-super font bundle (the T1 and TS1 encoded part of the set), and in hfbright (the OT1 encoded part, and the maths fonts). Development spanned 1996-2004. [Google]
Colophon is an independent type foundry set up by Brighton-based design studio, The Entente (Anthony Sheret&Edd Harrington) in April 2009. Benjamin Critton (Brooklyn, NY) joined them later. They state: As well as distributing and acting as a platform for fonts designed by the studio, it selects fonts designed by others to distribute and create products for. Working in a similar way to that of a publishers, each typeface that is released by Colophon will be in a limited edition. Each font will be unique in its edition, ranging from 50-500. A specimen book will also be produced for each typeface, and can be purchased as an additional item. These specimen books will always be printed in an edition of 50. They welcome submissions. Fonts:
- Aperçu (2011), a sans family.
- Peggs (2009): typewriter style for the identity of Peggs&Son, designed by Edd Harrington.
- Perfin (2009, by Alison Haigh).
- Raisonne (2011).
- Reader (2009, neo-grotesque).
- Fortescue (2009)L: a text family with triangular serifs.
- Monosten (2011).
- Montefiore (2009): a grotesque with wood type influences.
- Pantograph: Pantograph is an authentic redraw of the typeface employed by the British pantograph etching process. Designed by Hamish Makgill in 2009.
- Reader (2009): Reader is a neo-grotesque typeface initially created in a medium weight, and now re-cut into a base family of six weights with an additional seventh in the form of Reader Black. The typeface itself has been referenced from an RSPB letter dating 1972. The original typeface, which is unknown, was a monospaced, rounded face. It had geometric proportions which felt like they wanted to break free of the restrictions of a monospaced grid.
- Perçu (2010): a full sans family that is---in their own words---an amalgamation of classic humanist typefaces such as Johnston and Gill Sans with Neuzeit and Franklin Gothic.
- Value Sans and Value Serif (2012): Value Sans borrows in style and behaviour from precedents like Elegant Grotesk and Granby. Value Serif pays homage to forebears like Plantin Infant and Italian Old Style. The Sans was drawn first by The Entente (Edd Harrington & Anthony Sheret, UK). The Serif was drawn shortly after, by Benjamin Critton (US). Each borrows their geometries from the other, and nuances were finalised by all parties as Colophon Foundry.
- Lydia Bold Condensed (2013, Benjamin Critton) revives an angular typeface by Warren Chappell from 1946.
Computer Modern Unicode fonts
[Andrey V. Panov]
Andrey V. Panov developed Computer Modern Unicode fonts in 2003-2007 by conversions from metafont sources using textrace and fontforge (former pfaedit). He wanted to create free good quality fonts for use in X applications that support many languages. Currently the fonts contain glyphs from Latin1 (Metafont ec, tc), Cyrillic (la, rx) and Greek (cbgreek) code sets. There are 33 fonts in the family: CMUClassicalSerif-Italic, CMUSansSerif-Bold, CMUSansSerif-BoldOblique, CMUSansSerif-Demi-Condensed, CMUSansSerif-Oblique, CMUSansSerif, CMUSerif-Bold-Nonextended, CMUSerif-Bold-Slanted, CMUSerif-Bold, CMUSerif-BoldItalic, CMUSerif-Italic, CMUSerif-Roman-Slanted, CMUSerif-Roman, CMUSerif-Unslanted-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Bold, CMUTypewriter-BoldItalic, CMUTypewriter-Italic, CMUTypewriter-Oblique, CMUTypewriter-Regular, CMUTypewriterVariable-Italic, CMUTypewriterVariable. The fonts come in type 1, OpenType and SFD, the universal spline format used by FontForge. The CMU Bright subfamily was added some time later in 2007.
Istok Web (2011) was published at the Google Font Directory.
In 2008, he made Heuristica (or Evristika), a serif family that extends Adobe's Utopia.
Free download. Direct download.
Alternate URL. Kernest link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Delta, CO (and, earlier, Stamford, CT)-based Joseph Coniglio (b. Niagara Falls, NY, 1955) and a small group of designers. Check out the typewriter families Carbon 14, Passport, Vintage Type, Garnet Euro Typewriter (2004, grungy), and Telepath.
Other fonts: Aspersion, Grasshopper (dada), Burnt Toast (rounded fat finger face), Yardbord Numerals, Snyder Speed, Autocrat, NudE, Jack Rabbit, Felt Marker, Oregon Dry, Sublime, Omaha, Nomad, Aquacia (stencil), Rainmaker (stencil).
Showcase of Joseph Coniglio's typefaces at MyFonts. The Coniglio Type typeface library. [Google]
Medium-sized well-organized free font archive. Futuristic subsection. Arabic subsection. The free typewriter faces listed by them:
- 1942 (by Johan Holmdahl)
- Adler (by Máquina de Escribir)
- Brenton Scrawl Type (by B.W.P. Inc)
- Carbon Type (by Vic Fieger)
- Dactylographe (by Match Software)
- DeadPostMan (by Mr. Fisk)
- Depot (by Squaresville Hall)
- Dirty Baker's Dozen (by Ray Larabie)
- Ebola Kikwit (by Susan Townsend)
- GF Halda (by GFonts)
- GF Ordner (by GFonts)
- Ghostwriter (by PizzaDude)
- Harting (by David Rakowski)
- Hootie (by Máquina de Escribir)
- Incognitype (by anke-art)
- Junkos Typewriter (by junkohanhero)
- Kingthings Typewriter (by Kingsthings)
- McGarey (by David Rabowski)
- Mechanical Fun (by The Font Emporium)
- Mom's Typewriter (by Christoph Mueller)
- MonospaceTypewriter (by Vernon Adams)
- My Old Remington (by Free Typewriter Fonts)
- MyUnderwood (by Tension Type)
- Nashville (by Matthew Austin Petty)
- NoRefunds (by Christoph Mueller)
- Plastique (by Jeff Vorzimmer)
- Sears Tower (by Tension Type)
- Seraphim (by Utopiafonts)
- Shredded (by Paul Reid)
- Smash (by Máquina de Escribir)
- SpecialElite (by Cpr.Sparhelt)
- Splendid 66 (by Free Typewriter Fonts)
- Stock Quote (by Andy Krahling)
- STOMPER (by CHANK!)
- Underwood Champion (by Astigmatic)
- Veteran Typewriter (by Vic Fieger)
- XBAND Rough (by Catapult Entertainment)
Cooties' Favorite Fonts
Pretty complete old typewriter font archive. Plus some other fonts-a total of about 30 fonts. [Google]
Graduate from Cal Arts (1996), who runs CoreyHolms.Com in Fullerton, near Los Angeles. MyFonts link. MyFonts foundry link. Designer of NE10 (2010, a stencil / neon tube typeface), Area (2008, Umbrella Type, an art deco nightclub face; hints of Avant Garde), Mode (2007, experimental modular type, Umbrella), Babbage (2005, Umbrella Type, a capricious typewriter font), Sange (2002, a dot matrix blackletter font), Brea and Brea Light (2004, a dot matrix blackletter family at Umbrella Type), Mince and Mince Shadow (2004, Umbrella Type), DecadesOS (2002, for Decades Inc), Air-Port (1999), Attractor (2001, based on Alexei Tylevich's NoGlow), Granule (2009, fat rounded sans), Cartridge (2001), Claes (2001, based on a Wim Crouwel design), Consume (1996), Den (1998, for the Digital Entertainment Network), Digital (1997, for "The Apartment"), Empire (1995), Fascia (2002), Hobart (2001, a kitchen tile font), Pea (2005, Veer: letters made up of springs), Phia (another kitchen tile font), Progress (2001, for Progress City), Rasputin, RMX, Savante (1999), Sears (2000), Stencil, Thirty, Untitled and WebType (2000). Many of these fonts are futuristic, experimental, logo-inspired or minimalist.
Behance link. [Google]
Corey Toyama (Chicago, IL) created the typewriter-inspired typeface Barsut in 2013 during his graphic design studies. [Google]
The typophiles started a page listing various implementations and variants of Courier. That list, expanded and reorganized:
- Courier. Implementations by Adobe, ParaType, E+F, and more.
- Hellschreiber Serif.
- Courier Ragged.
- Courier Std.
- Courier Old.
- IBM Selectric.
- Courier Final Draft.
- Courier MMS ("Movie Magic Screenwriter").
- Courier New.
- Courier Screenplay (FadeIn Software).
- American Typewriter. Really?
- Nimbus Mono URW
- Courier 10 Pitch/aka Courier 10 BT
- Dark Courier
- GNU freefonts/FreeMono
- TeXGyre Cursor, a derivation of Nimbus Mono URW.
- TeX psfonts/Courier, Adobe Type 1/IBM/MIT X Consortium. Link.
- TeX psfonts/Courier, Bitstream (1994). Link.
- txtt. Link.
- Luxi Mono. Link.
- Courier Prime.
Creation Freefont (or: C-font; was Creation Design Font)
From Iwata City, Japan, Masato Shimojima's fonts at C-font/Creation Freefont include about 90 free fonts (Mac PS, PC truetype): Cabin (2011, beveled face), The JapaneseBaseball dingbat font (2006), Check (2007), Chair07 (2007), Corner (2007, octagonal), Chape2AL (2005), Chape-001 (2005), Century Solid (2004), Cream Bold (2004), Cream Regular (2003), Caldia (2003), Hope Regular (2003, typewriter type), Speed Solid (2003), Speed (2002), CeresTriangle (2002), PC Button (2003), Cask4Bitmap (2002), CoolBitmap9 (2002), Cheese (bitmap), Crash, Crash Bold, Camel Open, Crash-12Bit, C-Numf, CamelBold, CamelliaExtraBold, CamelOpen, Camellia, CandyBold, CelboBold, CelboExtraBold, Celbo, CelonBold, ChaingothicBold, ChaingothicExtraBold, ChaingothicLight, Chaingothic, ChapeOpen, CharacterBold, CharacterOpen, CharacterShadow, Circle20, CityBold, CityExtraBold, City, ClearBold, ClearKana, ClearLigh, Clear, CliperBold, CliperLKana, CliperOKana, CliperOpen, CliperSKana, CliperShadow, ComdoBold, ComdoShadow, ComonsBold, ComonsExtraBold, ComonsLight, Comons, Consolekana, ContactBold, ContactExtraBold, ContactLight, Contact, Coronaslyz, Cosmos, CootBitmap, CubeBitmap, CreamLight, Cube2000, Cube2000Open, CupolaBold, CupolaOpen, Cupola, CupolaRoman, Cute (oriental simulation font), Cool, CoronaBold, Crossbar, Coot2000, Coot2002, Comdot series. Font Pavilion sells Chape, Connect and Console. Go here for Chain, Chair, Chariot and Condle.
Direct access. Newest fonts. The shareware fonts are called C-NUM followed by two digits. Some fonts have katakana versions.
Dafont link. [Google]
Young Berlin-based type designer who made the Chemo family, Bionic Dynamic, Localizer, Localizer Clones and FF Magda Clean (1997, together with Henning Krause), a monospaced typewriter font related to Cornel Windlin's Magda, all at FontFont. His company is called Critzler Font Investigation. He created the fun Linotype faces Linotype Down Town, Linotype Go Tekk and Linotype Mindline in 1997. Before 1990, he was an East-German sign painter. He recently founded Pfadfinderei, an "all-round" agency for visual communication, where he designed the futuristic techno display type family FF TradeMarker (2007), Flomaster (1998, graffiti, done with Jayone), Vinataba Solid (2002), Nicola Zucka (2002, connected cursive script), Franz Jäger (2000, ultra fat, mini-slabbed), and Neo (2002, geometric as in the logo of the Neo car). [Google]
[Samuel John Ross]
Fonts and dingbats for gamers by S. John Ross from Austin, TX, and Denver, CO. Typefaces include Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, organic sans), Growly Grin (2011), Powell and Geary (2011), Gelio (2011, Greek simulation family; +Pasteli), Shock Shimmy (2011), Gelio Greek Diner (2011, Greek simulation face), Rugged Ride (2010, a texture font), A Love of Thunder (2010), The Day That Love Came To Play, Unity Dances (2009), Knits and Scraps (2008), Heirany Slight (2007), Merchant Copy (2006), Hexpaper (commercial: font for printing out hex paper (for puzzles and such)), RisusLCBDingbats, RisusLCBKringlebats, TemphisSweatermonkey, HultogSnowdrift (2006), Hultog Engraved (2006), Encounter Critical, Erthe Gaming Systems (art nouveau), Tender Goliath, Temphis Spidersilk (2005), Ten Ton Ballyhoo (2005, grunge), Vermin Magic (2005), Uneasy, Tombs of Rivulax, Almanac of the Apprentice (2005), Yemite Snow Letters (2005), Seven Miles to Heirany (2005), Bold Marker (2005), Apostate Cancer (2005), Bydee Man (2005, based on the handwriting of Austinite Brian Joseph), Uresia (2005, runic), Dragon Harbour (2005), A Kringle in Time (2004, Christmas dingbats), Vanthian Ragnarok (2004), Regal Demise (2004), Nobody Small (2004), Earwax Wit (2004), Always Joking (2004), Hill Country (2004), Barrel House (2004), Iron Lung (2004), Art Greco (2004, a stone cutter face), Powell and Geary (2004), Wolves Engraven (2003), Homespun (2003), Cup and Talon (2003), Glyphs of Hax (2003), Invader Candy (2003), Temphis Runes (2003, commercial), Temphis Laundry Marker (2012), Temphis Brick (2003), Temphis Knotwork (2003), Temphis Dirty (2005), Struck Dead (2003), Double Slug (2003), Oddbats (2003), Phaeton John (2003), Scrawlings (2003, a gothic font), FountainAvenue (2002), Pokethullu (2002), AtlasoftheMagi (2002), Skuntch (2001), Prison Walls (2002), Downtown Auto (2002), Arvigo (2002), Beccaria (2002, very old typewriter font), Cheap Seven Inches (2002), Nicotine Stains (2002), Apple Butter (2002), Merchant Copy (2006), Mexlar (2002), Eye Socket (2002), Spacedock Stencil (2001), Rutherford (2001), SPARKSScrapbook2001 (2001), Sparks ("from skeletal necromancers to doughty Dwarf warriors to Bigass Ogres to chicks with guns - and now an entire science-fiction set!"), Skull Salad (2001), The Temphis Runes (commercial rune font set), Cock Boat (2001, codesigned with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, faces), Punkinhead (jack-o-lantern shaped letters), Rocket Yo-Ho (2001), Thunder Thighs (2001), Dirty Headline (2001, and Dirty Headline v2, 2012: The most successful of the Cumberland stress-fonts is an unlikely typographic hero, released as it was with huge chunks of even the basic U.S. keyboard set missing (it had no apostrophe, for example, and no smart-quotes). Why so limited? I built it for one thing and one thing only, so it only had what it needed. I never expected to see it spread across the globe on buses, TV and movie screens, book coves, web-banners, lottery tickets, signs and clothing. I also never expected it to introduce me to roller derby girls (a whole team of them!), or to hook me up with a pen-pal who means a lot to me, but it's done all those things and more.), Ninja Bootleg (2001), Face Front, Nameless Harbor, Martian Hull Markings (1999), ProtoRooftops (2001), Zarking (2001), Graalek, High Fiber (2001), LastUniform, Wolves&Ravens (2000), Wolves&Ruin (2003), Pigeon Street (2001), Gravel (2001), TheAlchemist (2001), Deco Freehand (2001), Archipelago (2001), Flagstones (commercial), Newfie (handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Hultog (2000), and Lunatic Regular (handwriting, 1999). 15 USD fontmaking service. At Apostrophic Lab in 2001, he designed FuturexApocalypse. The Temphis Runes font set is commercial.
Fontspace link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Old typewriter font archive at czcionki.com. [Google]
Barmee (Bartek Nowak) and PitDGulash, both from Poland, use Tymex Service to publish their free fonts now: 270-Fudge, Ariendesse, Brrritty, Dirty-Dung, Ekoclean, Elementarz, Fiesta, Ginger-Snake, GotykPoszarpany, KeiserSousa, Lola, Magda, MaszynaAEG (old typewriter type), Momentum, Nerwus, Nokian, Nokian2, Pascal, SecesjaPL, Stuk-Puk, Trix. They used to be at Barmee.com, Czcionki.com and Barme Fonts. [Google]
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. [Google]
Parisian designer (b. 1981) of PixArrows (2010, pixelized arrows), BeijingWigoWhat (2005, Indic simulation face), Coin Locker Datura (2005), Fucked Plate (2005, grunge face entirely based on old license plates), Destroyed License Plate (2005), BonesBummer (2005, scratchy handwriting), VerArmy (2005, stencil), Knife Fight (2005), Veru Serif (2005), Belgian Army (2005, no longer offered), Bnko (2005, no longer offered), Abuse (2005, handwriting) and Sweeep (2005, typewriter simulation), PoscaMadThrasherz (2009, graffiti), Rififi Serif (2010, pixel face). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. Old URL. [Google]
[Envy Technologies Ltd]
Graphic designer in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Daniel Justi graduated in Graphic Design and specialized in Art Direction by Centro Universitário Belas Artes de São Paulo. He currently works as a book cover designer and graphic projects for books and magazines.
His typefaces: Farloni (2013, monospaced, quirky, and inspired by typewriters), Darling (2013, an opentype-programmed informal decorative sans, perhaps for children's books), Arnica (2010, minimalist geometric), Silent Light (2009, monoline sans), Ataxia (2010, a text family that should hold up well in small sizes), Mood Type (a modular type experiment), Jsans (2009, an open sans family), and Jslab (2009, a slab counterpart).
Behance link. MyFonts link. Klingspor link. Cargo Collective link. [Google]
[Fontor (was: Daniel's Page of Fontery)]
[Shinnism (was: Papertypes)]
Wilmington, NC-based designer of the shareware font ScrewedUpTypewriter, showcased at (but not downloadable from) Fred Showker's page. [Google]
Roman graphic and web designer who has degrees from La Sapiena University in Rome, the Rome University of Fine Arts (RUFA) and Politecnico in Milan. She teaches graphic and type design at IED, the Istituto Europeo di Design (Rome).
Creator of the typewriter / keyboard faces Mela+Tipo and Mela+Tondo (2010), which were executed while she was studying at the Politecnico in Milan. [Google]
[Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)]
David Fernando Espinosa Martínez
David Fleming Nalle
[Scriptorium (Ragnarok Press, Fontcraft)]
David M. Cushman
David M. Debus
[BombHaus Digital Foundry]
David Michael Gettis
New York City-based writer and editor who designed several nice book covers that employ innovative typographic styles. [Google]
Type designer and composer, born in St. Albans, VT, in 1958, who lives in Massachusetts. He was one of the early free/shareware type designers, well-known for creating revivals of 19th century typefaces. He is currently the Walter W. Naumburg Professor of Composition at Brandeis University, and has previously taught at Harvard University, Columbia University, and Stanford University.
List of Rakowski's fonts: 3-DWedgie, Aarcover, AdineKirnberg-Script, Ann-Stone, Beachman, Beffle (1991, after Fry's Ornamented No. 2 from Stephenson Blake), Bizarro, BrailleFont, BunnyEars, ChristensenCaps, Crackling, DaBigKeyCaps, DavysCrappyWriting, DavysDingbats, DavysKeyCaps, DavysNewOther, DavysOtherDingbats, DavysRibbons, DeBalme Initials, DieterCaps, Diner-Fatt, Diner-Obese, Diner-Regular, Diner-Skinny, Dobkin-Script, Dragonwick, Dubiel (1991), Dupuy-Light, DupuyBALloon, Eileen, EileenCaps, EileensMediumZodiac, Elizabeth-Ann, Elzevier, EraserDust, Firecat, Gallaudet, Garton (1993), Gessele-Script, GriffinOne, Harting (an old typewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horst, Ian-Bent, Jeff-Nichols, Jumble, Kinigstein, Konanur, KoshgarianLight, Kramer, Lassus (1993), LeeCaps, Lemiesz (a free version of Publicity Gothic, 1916), Lilith-Heavy, Lilith-Initals, Lilith-Light, Lintsec, Logger, LowerEastSide, McGarey-Fractured, Multiform, Nauert, NixonInChina (oriental simulation), ParisMetro, Pixie, Pointage, Polo, Rechtman-Script, ReliefDeco, ReliefInReverse, Reynolds, Rockmaker, Rothman [note: poster by Lauren Buroker], Rounded, Rudelsberg (Munich Jugendstil style font), Salter, Shotling, Showboat, Shrapnel, Starburst, TejaratchiCaps, TenderleafCaps, ToneAndDebs, Tribeca, Uechi, UpperEastSide (1990), UpperWestSide (lettering from the New Yorker magazine), VarahCaps, Wedgie, Wharmby, WhatA-Relief, Will-Harris, Zaleski, and Zallman-Caps.
Some downloads: Uechi, Rothman, Tejaratchi, Eileen Caps and Elzevier Caps, Paris Metro, Davy's Dingbats (see also here).
With Klaus Herrmann, of Intecsas in Düsseldorf, he started updating his fonts from 1992-1999. Those fonts can be bought at Will-Harris.
Here is an interview with David.
Download 120 of his fonts here.
And finally, a text file with the names of most of his fonts.
Mark Johansson explains the history of Rakowski's fonts. Dafont link. MyFonts page. [Google]
Davide Gigi Rizzi
Italian designer of the handwriting fonts Rusty Battersea (2005, based on AF Battersea), mmfh30 (2004), Malamela (2003), Malamela's Old Typewriter no12004, based upon an old Olivetti), Photocopied Futura (2005), Stamped Palatino (2005), and Malamela Freehand 3.0 (2004). [Google]
Dead Man Fonts
Original designs by Australian Garth Donovan: (old typewriter font) FarAwaySoClose, MorningDog, GarthScrawl, InsomniaOutline, Fat Chunky Bastard, My Brother Jack, Rorsach Organic, Wham. Site disappeared and some fonts may now be found at Typeresource. [Google]
Bradford Cox offers some shareware fonts designed by himself, such as Bikini, Metalic Avacodo (old typewriter), Acoustic Bass, Acoustic Light, and Soda Lime ("stale piano key font"). Very nice and artsy. [Google]
Digital Graphic Labs
[Brenden C. Roemich]
Brenden C. Roemich's Winnipeg-based foundry. They sold fonts at 10 to 20 USD a shot, but made them free starting in 2003, when they quit the font foundry business. The entire collection, mostly dated 1998: ALSScript (knock-off of Shelley Script Andante by Matthew Carter), Aberration, AngleterreBook, Aramis, AramisItalic, ChanceryCursive, Dichotomy, Eddie, EnterSansmanBold (heavy serious sans), EnterSansmanBoldItalic, FLWScript, Fanzine (ransom note face), GlassHouses, Gunmetal, ILSScript, Incite, KellsUncialBold, KellsUncialBold, LDSScriptItalic, MICREncoding, Misbehavin', NinePin, NobilityCasual, Overmuch (fat rounded), PinchDrunk, Protestant, PunchDrunk, RamseyFoundationalBold, RocketPropelled, SNCScriptItalic (a knock-off of Nuptial Script), ShagadelicBold (psychedelic), Spirit, StaticAgeFineTuning, StaticAgeHorizontalHold (textured like a bad TV signal), Symbolix, TempsNouveau, TitleWave, TypeWrong-Smudged-Bold, VinylTile, VulgarDisplay, Whimzee, WhizKid, alsscripttrial, bitwise (LED face), holyunion, overmuchtrial.
Direct download. Dafont link. Fontspace link.
Local download. [Google]
Commercial and free fonts designed by Diane DiPiazza, who lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was the original bass player for The Misfits. She is now in Lodi, NJ. Dinc closed its doors in January 2006 but returned some time later in 2006. Most of the fonts evoke the fifties.
Wikipedia states: Diane DiPiazza was the first bass player for the The Misfits, although she does not appear on any album. She left the band, vacating the spot that was quickly filled by Jerry Only. Her name is often incorrectly spelled Diane DiPiaza. Growing up in Lodi, New Jersey, she was a friend of Glenn Danzig, the founder of the Misfits. The first lineup consisted of Glenn on vocals and electric piano, Diane on bass guitar, Jimmy Battle on guitar and Manny Martínez on drums. On the Cough/Cool single, The Misfits first release, she is the Diane who Glenn thanks on the sleeve. Diane DiPiazza is an artist. She is a type designer who distributes free fonts and vintage black and white line art at dinc! She is art director at mystifyinglyGLADdesign, who designs for the web, clothing, and packaging. She designs hand screened gig posters and many other forms of rock 'n roll art, retro art, modern art. A collector of vintage design elements, her style has been called retro/modern. Diane also creates custom hand stamped silver jewelry as well as a line of tattoo inspired pieces. She is in the process of recording a demo LP with the working title Last Year's Fab Rave, on which she plays all the instruments, including bass.
Free fonts include Bobo, Dilettante, Modern-Love, Note-To-Self, Plastic-U, Post-No-Bills, Road-Crew, Saturdays-Girl, Sleeptalk, Sugaree, Mod Guitars, Woof Squared, Hatcheck, Mess Kit, Billy Dolls, Knitwits, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Joybuzzer (2007, rough outline), Autos (2007, old typewriter), U Better, The Con, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Ahmet.
In 2006, she created Road Crew (2006, rough stencil), DINC (2006, blackletter), Post No Bills (2006, stencil), Ashtrays&Art.
Typefaces from 2005: Neat Neat Neat, Shut Up, Hello Hey Joe, Wings For wheels, Trustmaker, Bad To Me, BellBottomBlues, DinkyToy, Funkhouse, Rodeoboy, SaturdaysGirl, SoWhat, Blue Monday, Betcha By Golly Wow, Nathaniel (2005, blackletter), Brillo Blue, Doctor My Eye, Guilt For Dreaming, Rhyming Bells, Bob's Your Uncle, Princess Jasmine, 45, Seven, 7-7000, Ahmet, Alexei, Boxer, Cinema Aisles, Divine Intervention, Synchronicity, Tangled Up In Blue, Tjinder, Untrue, Special Edition 6, 20,000 Roads, Big Diamonds, Charly Baltimore, Dream, Fever In The Funkhouse, Green&Blue, Ring Ring, Swoop Swoop.
Typefaces from 2004: Fuzzbox (2004; not to be confused with Bragagna's pre-2004 font by the same name), Ace In The Hole, Balls, The Christmas Font, Beau Geste, ByeBye, Heart, Loverboy, Sycophant, The Comedians, Fishboy, Truth, King Me, Snapper, Blue Heaven, Oceans Eleven, Fresh Fish Seven, Trason, Your Type, Da Doo Ron Ron, Big Flirt, Dicky Dee, Boxtop, Satellites, Upsmack, Starry, Silicon Chip, Howdy, Grandpa Boy, Scarlet Letter, Capsule, Doggy, Little Eden, Frank Mills, Chewtoy, Jez, OneWitU, BrineShrimp, Joe College (2004, pixel face), stj-fro, One Inch Rock (2004, pixel face), Black Hole, Ya Ya Baby, Blondie, ShaLaLa, Lower Eastside, GeeWhiz, Sixteen, Joe Strummer, Amy Johnson, JoJo, JodiGirl, Zelda, Hipster, LaDolceVita, LittleLove, Mod, MrEarl, Noveltease, QBats, Ranger, Rhymes, BarkingDog, BFBigmouth, BooHoo, Chance, CowardSquared, Cupid, DincCorona, FiftyFive, FunkyBut, Gamble, HelloHello, IdiotWind, JimmyCap, Luck, Metropolitan, MidnightKiss, Mine (2004, letters in hearts), PerfectCouple, Resolution, Spitball, StencilMeIn, TypeToyNight, YrChickens.
Typefaces designed in 2003: 11592003, 2004, BrokenPromise, DincCorona, DoublyBlessed, EchoPark, FiftyFive, Fishing, FunkyBut, HelloHello, Hoboken, InstantKarma, Integrity, KaseyMac, MidnightKiss, PeppermintLump, Resolution, StencilMeIn, ThreeCubicFeet, TypeToyNight, Crybaby, DeepDark, MajorLift, Mikes, MinorFall, Beeper, Kate, Blacktop, Def Caroline, EZ Bake, JoJo, Kima, Bait, Dreamgirl, Sugar Daddy, Friday, Birth of the True, Soul Deep, Virginia Plain, Feelin' Groovy, Sunday SF, Socks, Boy Toy and Sweet Potato, FunnyValentine, Laura, LonelyFrog, Pati, BrokenDoll, Placemats, Satori, Scout, ThousandLies, ThousandOceans, GetTheeGone, Promises, Rudeboy, YuppieFraud.
Typefaces designed in 2002: Emmanuel, Strummer, Teardrops, Busterboy, Evergreen, Blulite, Respect, Pretty Baby, Hickory Wind, Chelsea Boys, Femme Fatale, Tour de Lance, Peppermint Lump, Ce La Luna! Nous, El Goodo (2002, pixel font), Big Boy, Farfallena, Life On Mars, Saturn Return, GeeWhiz, Train in Vain, Massive Blur, Lonely Planet Boy, Littlebits, Secretarial Pool, Eight Bits, Firefly, Fluff, Startone, Cupcake, Diet Dr. Creep, Dr. Creep, messaround, Pencilbox, Crush No 47, Crush No 49, and Dialtone. Mac and PC. Plus Starry F. Hope (1997) at Chank's site.
Commercial fonts: Booboy, Ingigo (2001, script font), Rufus (2001: four pixel/bitmap fonts), Chinese Symbols: Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Boxtop Fontset, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Lovelight, Moonlight, Sunlight, YaYa, Alvin, Amplifier, BigBeatBold, BigBox, Bit-Thing, Boxboy, Chatterbox, Chinatown (oriental simulation), Chopsticks, Console, Cup O'Joe, dincBATS, dincINK, Dinette, DincINK (1998), Dixie, Dreamboat, Duojet, Esquire, Fireball, Flashlight, FourWay, Geebot, gomer, goober, Highball, Homework, jacks, Jetage, Jetage Hi-Fi, Jetage Lo-Fi, Kingbats, Light Series, Loverboy, Moondog, Mister Lee, Mr. Big Stuff, PaperTiger, Pipeline, Popstar, Pushpop, Recordhop, Rocketship, Roundup, Rubberduck, Satellite, Scripto, SquareBox, SquareCircle, Speedometer, Starlite, Sugar, Swizzle, Thinman, transistor, TwinTone, Ultramatic, Variable Videobox, W. Square, Wash&Wear, Whatnot, Winky, Yin Yang, Tight Toy Night, Funtime, OCRDINC01, 02 (OCR-like fonts), Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Funtime, FiFi, Fakebook, FlameJob, OCRDINC, Tight Toy Night, Swingbats, Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, YaYa, Boxtop Fontset, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Moonlight, Sunlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Hotrod, Iceberg, Gutterball, Homewrecker, Bubba, Starry Night, Lady Luck, Automobile, Hydromatic, Seventeen, Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Swingbats, FiFi, Flamejob, Fakebook, Madness, Apple Scruffs, Marmalade, Queen of Corona, Cupcake, Starry Eyes, Juice, Fivebits (2002, pixel font), Matchbox, Hot Burrito #3, Fishsticks, Eightbits (pixel font), FoolsGold, Drive, Sleepwalk, Icecube, Pruneface, Witness 2HB, Zerogirl (stencil font, 2002), Fairytale of New York, Levi Stubb's Tears, AllModCons, Babylon, BigBoy, ChampsElysees, ConcreteandClay, ElGoodo, Farfallena, Heroes&Villains, LifeOnMars, LittleRamona, MerseyBeat, MetalGuru, Missile, OnYourBike, Pinup, Reconnez, SaturdaysGirl, SaturnReturn, ShepherdsBush, Tatum, TiniestDancer, TumbinDice, VeraGemini, YesterMe, Rising, Treason, Monami Vrai, Robot Girl, Tattooed Sailor, Sunrise, Midnight, Kakadu, Ana, Ace, Yobbo (2002, dot matrix font), GoGo (2002, pixel font), Waltzing Matilda, Memorial Day 911, Good Riddance, Boys, One Tin Soldier, One After 909, Joey , Infidelities.
Some of her fonts can be bought at SnapFonts. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google]
[David M. Cushman]
Part of the Chank Army, Dirtfonts (part of Dirt Magazine, also called Form://subtance) has produced some grunge/grunge fonts for the Mac such as df_unitype (2001), Blip (2001), Chunky (2001), Fader (2001), Fatslab (2001; see also here), Faxt (2001), M-smcaps (2001), Matrix (2001), Receipt (2001), Scrawl (2001), Scribble (2001), ShadowGrotesque (2001), Shift (2001), Solidsubstance (2001), Substance (2001), Stampkit (2002), Hyperbole (2002, a handwriting font), Basic (2002). The designer is David M. Cushman out of Harwinton, CT. [Google]
Foundry, est. 2007 by Jonathan Bennett, who is located in Caerphilly, Wales. Bennett designed these typefaces:
- The unicase typewriter (Courier-like) face shown here.
- MyFonts sells Kubrickle (2008, in block, swash and kitchen tile shapes), Rody (2007, a black all-caps retro face), Diglossia (2007, a two-style unicase geometric typewriter family) and Lazar (2007, an ultra fat art deco face inspired by work of El Lissitzky).
- DaFont has a free copy of Diglossia.
- Dialogue (2007) is an artistic sans face for short texts (see also here).
- He is working on this blackletter.
- At FontStruct, they made parallel (2008).
Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google]
This used to be a wonderful page, but Michelle Dixon seems to have retired from the font making business. There used to be five shareware dingbats fonts: African Ornaments One, Cave Painting Dingbats One, Mayan Dingbats, Pre-Columbian Ornaments One, and Printers' Ornaments One (Mac PS), plus about 45 other original fonts (not shareware). In her wonderful collection, the following of Michelle Dixon's creations stand out: Arrighi Copybook, ItalianMosaicOrnaments, Beautiful, LondonHouse, Love Letter Typewriter, Gaudy Medium, Rusty Nail-Medium (the last four are all old typewriter fonts), and the display fonts Isla Bella, La Negrita, Arty Nouveau, Victorian, Art Nouveau Fonts, Bad Dog-Black, Berlin, Caslon Frenzy, Dixon's Vixens Caps, AntiqueMonoTW, DangerousTypoWriter, Elegant Nouveau Initial Caps, Fruitbasket, Matador, Manhattan, Modern Scribe, Ovid, Spillage, Tacos, Tolstoy, Typewriter, Love Letter, Basketcase, ChiliPepperDingbats, Postage Stamps, Garish Monde, Taco Modern, and Beautiful Ink. All fonts are between 5 and 30 dollars a piece, but often there are four fonts per face. In August 98, the absolutely gorgeous calligraphic font Beautiful Ink became available as a 10USD shareware font in Windows TrueType. Check also here. Many designs by Blake Haber, who is Michelle Dixon's husband.. Located in Santa Barbara, CA.
Dafont link. Alternate URL. [Google]
Green Type is the foundry of creative Russian type designer Dmitrij Greshnev (b. 1975, Lengingrad). Still based in Leningrad, Dmitrij received a TypeArt 05 award for the display family Multicross (2003-2004), which can be bought at ParaType. He will win many more awards.
His typefaces include Stopwatch (2010, LED face), Sokol (Old Slavonic Latin simulation face), Slavica (2010), Reliant (2010, with Iza W at Intellecta Design), Reliant Beveled (2012, free), Logistica (2010, army stencil), Danger (2010, another army stencil), Dusk Thin (2010), and Multicross (2003-2004, stitching font).
Typefaces from 2011: Zoo300 (techno sans; +Shadow, +yrillic). Behance link.
In 2012, he created Patriciana (a Peignotian typeface for Latin and Cyrillic) and Directo.
Typefaces from 2013: Finch, Hypermarket (dirty typewriter).
View Dmitry Greshnev's typefaces. [Google]
Hruza runs Dominik Hruza studio in Vienna, Austria. Designer of the old typewriter font Lettera32 (2002), a simulation of Olivetti Pica. He also made Behrens Neue Capitals (2004), the graffiti font Tag.Do (2003), Courier Sans Stencil (2007) and Miinnora (2003), a font in the style of Amelia. Dafont link. [Google]
Guatemalan designer (b. 1982) who created Squair (2007), a display sans. [Google]
Brazilian resident who specializes in original grunge designs.
Typefaces made in 2013: VTKS Sujinha, VTKS Inked, VTKS Grungy, VTKS Thanks You, VTKS Love Is Everything (curly font), VTKS Dura 3D (showboat Western), VTKS Rafia, VTKS Have A Nice Day, VTKS Classical Hit, VTKS Lumina, VTKS Dirty 2, VTKS Good Day (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Boutique, VTKS Storm 2 (grunge).
Typefaces made in 2012: VTKS Street Vision (graffiti font), VTKS Show, VTKS Lounge Set, VTKS Total Flux Disturbed, VTKS Total Flex Clean, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Love Love, VTKS Ballerina, VTKS Contrast, VTKS Friendly, VTKS Orbital, VTKS Exame (dirty stencil face), VTKS Future (stencil face), VTKS Fresh, VTKS Laundry, VTKS Curumin, VTKS Citrino (a spurred inline face), Vtks Squizita (grunge), Vtks Blank, VTKS Broadband, VTKS Logic (grungy texture typeface), VTKS Expert (grunge), VTKS Worker, VTKS Chalk 79 (chalk font), VTKS Vinte e Cinco, Good Vibration, VTKS Bagacao, VTKS Message, VTKS Keystorm (texture face), VTKS Scratch, VTKS Minus, VTKS Fail, VTKS Busseta (dymo label font), VTKS Assign, VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Lovers Italic, VTKS Good Vibration 2, VTKS Encounter (grunge), VTKS Natural, VTKS Seven.
Typefaces made in 2011: VTKS Message (grunge), VTKS Lovers (frilly), VTKS Carrier (grunge), VTKS Contact (texture typewriter face).
Designs from 2010 include VTKSSIGNOFTIMES, VTKSSIGNOFTIMESbold, VTKS Unidade, VTKS Scream, VTKS Personal, VTKS Noise (texture face), VTKS Mint, VTKS Legal (Treefrog-style hand), VTKS Fresh Mint, VTKS Ink, VTKS Study (a sketch face), VTKS Morning Rain (+3D, +Bold), VTKSEMBROIDERY, VTKSLowRider, VTKSLowRiderBox, VTKSREVERSO, VTKSREVERSOOPTIONB, VTKSURBANTIME, VTKSURBANTIME3d, VTKSURBANTIMEbold, VtksBeautifulDreams, VtksVictory, vtksRudeMetalshadow, vtksarmy, vtksarmy3d, vtksshow, vtkssolution, vtkssolution3d, vtkssolutionbold, vtkssuper, vtkswhitepage3d, VTKSCOMIC, VTKSHIGHLIGHT (2010, a sketched face), VTKSHIGHLIGHT2, VTKSHIGHLIGHT3, VTKSXtra, vtkscrazytime, vtksmorningrain, vtksmorningrain3D, vtksmorningrainBOLD, VTKS Trunkset, VTKS Control, VTKSCURVE, VTKSDOWNTOWN (chalk or brush face), VTKSLOVEANDPEACE, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVA, VTKSSOLUOCRIATIVADOIS.
In 2009 he designed vtks Water cristals, vtksControl, vtkskeystorm, vtkstrunkset, VTKS Distress (grunge), VTKS Deja Vu, VTKS Giz, VTKS Sunny Day, VTKS Mercearia, VTKSRASURADA (grunge), VTKSSABONETE (grunge), Vtksespinhuda (grungy), and vtkssbadodechuva (grungy).
In 2008, he created VTKSSKULLS, VTKS Focus (curly letters), vtksRascunhoErrado (handprinted), vtksanimal2 (brush/paint), VTKSFLOWERSINOURSOUL, VtksRelaxingBlaze (double script), Quadrada e Gordinha, VTKS Velhos Tempos (great scratchy script face), Squizita, Mural, VTKS Revolt, VTKS General Use, VTKS Good Luck For You, VTKS-BEAUTY, VTKS-CHIP-SET, VTKS-CHOICE, VTKS-CORE, VTKS-No-Name, VTKS-SKULLZ-ME, VTKS-SummerLAnd, Vtks-Blank, Vtks-FININHA, Vtks-Hardness, Vtks-Noba, vtks-alcalina, vtks-caveirada, vtks-squares, vtks-syndicate, VtksCapsLoco (all caps), VtksEntulho (grunge), VtksSonho (elegant scratchy script), vtksalcalina, vtkscaveirada (grunge), vtkstrutagem (grunge), VTKS Encantar (grunge).
In 2007, he designed VtksDesgaste, VtksWineLabel, VtksWineLabelTwo, VTKSBlackLabelNormal, VTKSBlackLabelNormalFilete, VtksBlack, VtksBlackLabel, VTKS Untitled (grunge), VTKS-News-Label, VTKS-ROCK-GARAGE-BAND, VTKS-SCRUBBED, vtks-REPORT-erRoR, VTKS Clean, VTKS Easy Way (informal outline lettering), VTKS Hardness (grunge), VTKS Mural (scratchy script), VTKS Alpes, VTKS No Name (ornamental caps), VTKS Beauty (ornamental caps), VTKS Refused (grunge), VTKS Gore, VTKS Estilosa, VTKS Bandana, VITKS Furious, VITK Colagem, VTKS36, VTKSDearLove (curly lettering), vtks38 (double-lined hand), vtksLemonDrop (comic book face).
Fonts made in 2005 include D_OLD_MODERN, D_OLD_MODERN2, Scretch (scratchy face), Busseta, D Old Miner, Assign (handwriting), Fail (grunge) and Minus (scratchy face).
Pay fonts include Beautiful Dreams, Black, Black Label, Bronze Age, Desgaste, Design Pencil, Embroidery, Funny Lines, Good Vibrations, Keep Your Mind Clean, Low Rider, Mixed Job, Natural Style, Number Zero, power Age, Sexy Lines, Shadow, Urban art, Victory, VTKS V2, Warrior, Wine Label, Xtra.
FADU-UBA link. Fontspace link. Fontsy link. . Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Old URL. [Google]
Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)
Not to be confused with Phil's Fonts, Phil Fonts offers charityware fonts by Phillip Andrade who uses the nicknames Dry Bohnz, neatoguy and spamboy. Most fonts are grungy, and were designed roughly between 1999 and 2003.
The list: BlownDroid, Neatified, HappyLarry, IShotTheSheriff, Alien Marksman, EvilCow, Corporate Suit, BadHairDay, Tiptonian, Philbats. Grouped as Scroll fonts from the dead Sea, we find: Habbakuk Scroll (Hebrew), Manual of Discipline (Hebrew), Parthenon (Greek), Ambrosius, Problem Secretary (old typewriter), DeadCircuit, MoldyPillow, Pastorswrit, RadiatedPancake, StolenLlama, Untitled, WetNapkin, Worn Manuscript (1999, grungy blackletter), DustyWombat, NasalDrip, Alphasnail, CarbonatedFont, RaptorAttack (2001), Warped Greased Monkey, Alphasnail (2001), Beth David (1999, Hebrew), Greased Monkey (2001), Lost City (1999, Hebrew), Missing man out (2001), No Brainer (2001), Raptor Kill (2001), Spazbats (2002, dingbats), Speed of Oatmeal (2001), Troglodyte (2001), Polyphemus (2000), Infestation (2000), Hand Drawn Wasabi (2002, katakana font), I Am A Font Designer (2003, scanbats), Neosight (2003), FirstTemple (2003, an old Phoenician lettering font), ScreamingGuitar (2002, guitar dingbats), DHUgaritic (2003), PeskyPhoenicians (2003).
Devian tart link. Alternate URL. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Ko Sliggers, b. 1952, Bloemendaal, The Netherlands, was a young designer at Studio Dumbar. After that, he became a professional cook in Rotterdam, Italy and France, switched back from food to design, producing challenging visuals at Studio Anthon Beeke and, in 2002, set up a one-man studio in Lalleweer, in the province of Groningen, called Dutchfonts. He was trained by Chris Brand at the St. Joost Academy in Breda. Ko created these commercial faces: DF Tapa (2007, irregular hand), Camino (2006, an austere sans), Ko (1997, six stencil styles), Etalage (2000), Arienne (2000), Staple Mono (monowidth typewriter family), Staple Txt (2005), Pommes (based on type cut out of potatoes; 8 styles), Daantje (dog dingbats) and Ko (1997, rough stencil). His own web site. MyFonts page, where you can buy DF-Arienne, DF-Etalage, DF-Ko, DF-Pommes (2005, potato cut typeface family), DF-Staple Mono, DF-Tapa (2007, grunge), DF-Mercat (2007, dingbats inspired by Barcelona's Ramblas), DF-Pigtail (2008, seventies-style script family), DF-Zzzz (2009), DF Camino (2009, a sans that is modeled on traffic sign sans faces), DF Stromboli (2010: It was written with a coffee spoon, acting like a broad pen, in the ashes of the Stromboli volcano right on top of a scanner. ), DF DejaVuPro (2010, an amalgam of sans faces), DF Game Over (2011, sketched face), DF Scheurze (2012, a great fat rough stencil face).
Typefaces from 2013: DF Riga (grungy pixel face), DF Abit (another grungy pixel face), DF Dudok (grungy pixel face).
Dafont link. Klingspor link.
View Ko Sliggers's typefaces. [Google]
[Sorkin Type (was: Eyebytes)]
Designer of Helserif (1976-1978, Alphabet Innovations). This is Helvetica with square serifs attached onto it. [Google]
e-foundry (was: GUST)
The Polish TEX users group evolved into GUST and then e-foundry. Here you can find goodies in truetype and type 1 such as
- QuasiHelvetica: based on NimbusSans, modified by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk.
- QuasiCourier: based on Nimbus Mono, modified by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk.
- QuasiChancery: based on URW Chancery L, modified by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk.
- QuasiBookman: based on URW Bookman L, modified by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk.
- QuasiTimes: based on Nimbus Roman No9, modified by Bogusław Jackowski.
- QuasiPalladio: based on URW Palladio, modified by Bogusław Jackowski.
- Antykwa Półtawskiego: based on work by Adam Półtawski (1923-1928), constructed by Bogusław Jackowski, Janusz M. Nowacki and Piotr Strzelczyk.
- Antykwa Toruńska: based on work by Zygfryd Gardzielewski, electronic version by Janusz M. Nowacki.
- The Latin Modern (LM) family of fonts is expected to eventually replace Computer Modern, the first family of fonts designed by Donald E. Knuth for TeX. By Jackowski and Nowacki, this is a major undertaking.
- The TeX Gyre (TG) collection aims at remaking of the freely available fonts distributed with Ghostscript. Included in this set is the Courier and URW Nimbus Mono revival TeX Gyre Cursor (2008): Cyrillic glyphs were added by Valek Filippov, Vietnamese characters were added by Han The Thanh, and the general work was done by B. Jackowski and J.M. Nowacki. Other styles include TeX Gyre Adventor, TeX Gyre Heros, TeX Gyre Chorus, TeX Gyre Bonum, TeX Gyre Schola, TeX Gyre Termes, TeX Gyre Pagella.
- Kurier and Iwona. Kurier was designed in pre-computing times by Malgorzata Budyta, digitized and extended by Janusz M. Nowacki. He went on to design Iwona, which is based on Kurier. Iwona is named after Janusz's daughter.
- Cyklop (2008), a two-style sans headline face by Nowacki based on a 1920s type by the "Odlewnia Czcionek J. Idzkowski i S-ka" type foundry in Warsaw.
Fontspace link. [Google]
Also written Ilan Ronen. He is an Israeli type designer. [T-26] designer of 99c, Ambu, Aura, Tamuz (dingbats of toys), Typeka (1997, old typewriter), Modern Blues (wonderful organic face). At Monotype, he created the display sans face Monotype Aura after an original design from 1960 for Linotype by Jackson Burke.
Klingspor link. Another MyFonts link. [Google]
[Patrick Lindsay Gravette]
Patrick Lindsay Gravette's San Francisco-based graphic design company. They have about 10 original fonts. Check out the free fonts GraElbow-AnglicanPaper, Elbow-Profilactic, Elbow-SaulWeintraub, Elbow-ado, Elbow-c64, Elbow-hhgg, Elbow-tils, Elbow-xtctype-Heavy, Elbow-xtctype-Light (old typewriter). Fonts are in type 1 and truetype. [Google]
Swiss ex-student of Ian Party at ECAL in Lausanne, who created Tabloid (2007), a contemporary condensed sans serif font family, specifically designed to be used in big size for newspaper headlines. It comes in ten weights from UltraLight to UltraBlack. Other faces include Euclid (2010, squarish), Urbaines Medium (2009, grotesk caps), Simplon and Simplon Mono (2010, B+P Swiss Typefaces), and Untitled (2010).
See a version of Euclid in use by the city of Stockholm [called Stockholm Type], and read the (mostly negative) reactions of the typophiles. On Flickr, upon seeing that umlauts were replaced by macrons, Hrant Papazian writes: Pissed androgynous royals rule.
Behance link. He currently works as a freelance designer in Berlin. Another URL. [Google]
Envy Technologies Ltd
Damien Guard (Envy Technologies Ltd) resides in the parish of St. Peter Port, capital of an island called Guernsey that sits just off the coast of France in the English Channel. He created the screen font families Envy Code A, Envy Code R and Envy Code B (2006). FON and/or truetype formats. See also here. Typedia link.
He used iFontMaker to draw the fat face Damien Typewriter (2011) and Damien Vertical (2011).
FontStructor of Curvature (2008-2011), Atari ST (2011), Amstrad CPC (2011), Lickable 5 (2011), Magic 5 (2008), Magic 5 Bold (2008), Subpixel5 (2011), Tiny (2008). Most of these are screen or pixel fonts. [Google]
E-phemera (was: HPLHS Prop Fonts, and earlier: Prop Fonts)
[Andrew H. Leman]
Andrew Leman is a prop designer in Hollywood, CA. The type foundry HPLHS Prop Fonts (was: Ephemera, Prop Fonts) was started by Hollywood's Andrew Leman, and is now located in Pasadena, CA. Some fonts are free, most are commercial.
Dafont link. Klingspor link.
Andrew Leman's fonts:
- Cablegram (2001, old typewriter face, T-26).
- Garamold (2007, 2 styles).
- Journalistic (2007, a blackletter inspired by the nameplate of a New England newspaper from the 1920s).
- Blackburn (2006, distressed).
- RTemporal (2006, blackletter).
- Fonts in the HPLHS series, dated 2002: HeadlineTwoHPLHS, OldStyle1HPLHS, OldstyleItalicHPLHS, OldstyleSmallCapsHPLHS, Rogo, SlabSerifHPLHS, TelegramHPLHS, WW2BlackletterHPLHS, WW2BlackltrAltHPLHS, HPLHS-Lovecraft Cursive and Block (replica of H. P. Lovecraft's own handwriting), HPLHS-Autograph Lanier (replica of the 1875 handwriting of Sidney Lanier, a 19th century American poet), HPLHS-TextSerif (really Linotype Antique No. 1), HPLHS-TypoScript, HPLHS-TextSerif Oblique, HPLHS-Bulfinch, HPLHS-Colwell, HPLHS-Colwell Italic, HPLHS-Cromwell, HPLHS-National Oldstyle (after Goudy's font by that name), HPLHS-Post Monotone, HPLHS-Atlas Italic, HPLHS-Italic, HPLHS-Victoria (from the 1923 ATF book), HPLHS-Manuscript Caps, HPLHS-Tome Pi, HPLHS-TypoGothic, HPLHS-Copperplate Roman, HPLHS-Gothic520, HPLHS-Times Gothic, HPLHS-Persnickety, HPLHS-Roman Engraved, HPLHS-Mercantile, HPLHS-Mercantile Oblique, HPLHS-Mercantile Card, HPLHS-Headline Modified, HPLHS-ExtraExtra, HPLHS-Extra (wood type), HPLHS-Forsythe, HPLHS-MetroThin, HPLHS-MetroLight, HPLHS-MetroMedium, HPLHS-MetroMedium Italic, HPLHS-MetroBlack, HPLHS-Policy Gothic, HPLHS-Black Gothic, HPLHS-Gothic Compressed, HPLHS-Black Condensed, HPLHS-Black Oblique, HPLHS-Electro Gothic, HPLHS-Blackletter (an irregular hand-drawn textura font based on the lettering of French heraldic engraver Charles Demengeot).
- The E-phemera Font Collection, available from MyFonts, which includes these fonts, with a majority being retro or script faces: Policy Gothic (2012, an eroded caps face), Mooseheart (2012), Operapolitan (2012), Fishwrapper (2012), Fred (2007, inspired by a 1930s face by Fred G. Cooper), Schreibweise (2007, a pirate-flavored font inspired by a hand-lettered manuscript dating from 1492), Cablegram-Regular, Golden Ticket-Base, Cablegram-Urgent, Golden Ticket-Fill, Cablegram-Madras, Golden Ticket-Highlight, Cablegram-Ottoman, Julius Klinger (2003, based on 1925 fabric lettering by Julius Klinger), Cablegram-Zagreb, DMV Printer, Landry Gothic, Telegrafo, Toronto Gothic, Vogue (pencil-lettered caps), Penitentiary Gothic (+Fill, +Lolite, +Hilite, +Shadow), Chicago House, Compliments (+Upright), Satisfaction (script based on 1930s cigarette ads), Vandal Broke Extra Juicy, Lanier (2004), Impersonal. The Cablegram and DMV series are typewriter fonts. Heck Italic (2010) is based on captions, labels and legends appearing on 19th-century maps and natural history engravings by Johann Georg Heck. Dai Vernon (2010) is based on the handwriting of card magician Dai Vernon.
View Andrew Leman's typefaces. View the E-phemera typeface collection. [Google]
Eric de Berranger
French designer (b. 1973) whose early fonts may be bought from 2Rebels in Montreal, and at La Fonderie. Some creations at 2Rebels: Malcom Light and Malcom Light Expert, Coeval (1998), Coeval Expert (1998), Garaline (1998), Garaline Expert (1998), Hector 1, Hector 2, Helwissa, Jandoni (great didone titling face!), Malcom, Malcom Expert, ITC Octone (1998), ITC Octone Expert (1998), Troiminut. Other creations available elsewhere (ITC, T26, AgfaType, Monotype, Linotype): Yesselair (1998, La Fonderie), Hamely, Klory, Koala, Kolinear (2009, angular), Maxime (nice complete garalde family), Merlin, Collos, Pack Trash, NLE2B210, EricMainDroite, June, ITC Berranger Hand and the Mosquito family (Agfa, 2001; Mosquito Formal appeared in 2003). MyFonts page. With Stéphane Gambini, he started La Fonderie. He does visual identity stuff for companies in France, most notably, the logo and logo font for Renault (2004). In 2005, he revived a 1972 didone of Hollenstein Studio as Natalie (no sales or downloads). In 2006, he created a 6-weight legible sans family for the STIP (Brussels transport society) called Brusseline. In 2007, he created the bold gothic headline face LFP Bold for the Ligue de Football Professionnel. In 2008, he published the stunning connected script Hermès Scripte used by the fragrance company by that name. [Google]
[Process Type Foundry]
Eric Perlin designed the freeware fonts 21 Kilobyte Salute, Seriffic Grunge Regular, Hypewriter, Golden Arches, Golden Arches Outline, Fine 'Tooning, Crossword, Truck, Times New Romance (Times with hearts around the letters), Lost Marbles, Remark Regular. Typosasis backup. Alternate URL.
Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Erik van Blokland
Erik van Blokland
Prolific Dutch type designer who created Beowolf (a random font, 1989), Hands, Trixie (the old typewriter font), Kosmik, Federal (1996) and Zapata. Launched LettError in 1989 with Just van Rossum. Born in 1967 in Gouda. [Google]
Espen Morten Kvalheim
Norwegian designer (b. 1984) who lives in Bergen. Creator of nittenaattifire (2007, sans), Temanotica (2006, futuristic sans), Asphyxiate (2006, handwriting), Analfabet (2010, handprinted), Gladatur Rum (2006), Bob-Filled (2001), Parallello (2008, a gorgeous futuristic typewriter serif), Fregne Myriad (2002, childish hand), Looksky-Font (2001, pixel face), unborneditrion (2005, pixel face), Finder (2005), Unintended (2005, dot matrix face). Dafont link. Another URL. Link at Deviantart. [Google]
Estranho Tipo (was: Adreson 74)
[Adreson Vilson Vita de Sá]
Adreson V.V. de Sa (b. Ilha Solteira, SP, Brazil, 1974, aka Adreson74, or: Capa da Cyberjapa) is the Brazilian designer of the free experimental fonts Quadradinho (2004), Aline II (2007, sans), Garrancho (2001, handwriting), Juliana (2002), Julifesta (2002), Bebete (2007, old typewriter), Rita (2007, fuzzy dots; caps only), and Drek (2002). Alternate URL. Dafont link. Blog. He lives in Porto Alegre. In 2007, he went commercial and started Estranho Tipo (also at MyFonts). His first type family there is the condensed tall sans family Aline II (2007). This was followed by Bebete (2007, old typewriter face).
Blog (in Portuguese). Future MyFonts font: Possessa (2008). Alternate URL. [Google]
Ethan Paul Dunham
E.V. Norat II
American designer of RailroadRoman1916 (2010), NPS 1935 (2008), NPS Signage 1945 (2010; replica of an art deco type of font that is used since 1916 on numerous signs/signage within national parks of the USA), 914 (2009, techno sans family modeled after the Porsche's logo), a beautiful art deco face. He also made Teletype 1945-1985 (2008) and Redring 1969 (2008, sans). Born in 1945. [Google]
Eva Surany is from Philadelphia. She designed the free typewriter face Dusseldorf (2004). [Google]
Evertype (was: Everson Typography)
Michael Everson's (b. Norristown, PA, 1963) brilliant pages on Celtic and other languages and on font standards, featuring the following sub-pages:
- CeltScript describes Michael's contributions to unicode in general and to Celtic typography in particular. He created (commercial) Celtic fonts such as Gaillimh (1989, bitmap font), Ceanannas (1993), Doire (1993, a monowidth font based on the face used on the old Royal Gaelic manual typewriter. Doire Royal (1999) is a rough version of this font), Duibhlinn (1993, after Monotype Series 24), Everson Mono Gaelic (1995, hybrid sans), Acaill (1997, based on the Watts type, an early 19th century transitional angular form of Gaelic type; it was renamed and further developed into a unicode-compliant typeface called Dumha Goirt in 2011), Corcaigh (1997), Teamhair (1993, a monowidth font based on the face used on the old Sears Tower Gaelic manual typewriter; the rough version is Teamhair Tower, 1999), Darmhagh Underwood (1993, a "rough" monowidth font based on the face used on the old Underwood manual typewriter), and Loch Garman (1999, after Baoithin, Colm Ó Lochlainn). He is working on Cluain (Gaelic modern grotesque), Cois Life (his take on the hybrid Queen Elizabeth type), Darmhagh (Underwood), Doolish (Gaelic modern round, after Biggs), Lóbháin (after Louvain), Páras (after the Paris type).
- Everson Mono is a huge free monospaced font family started in 1994, but still being adjusted in 2010. As Michael puts it, Everson Mono is a simple, elegant, monowidth font. I designed it primarily to make glyphs available in support of all the non-Han characters in the Basic Multilingual Plane of ISO/IEC 10646-1 (BMP = Unicode, if you prefer), though I hope that users may find it a pleasant alternative to Courier and Monaco for general purposes, e-mail, and so forth. I have found it quite legible at sizes as small as 4 points. It is lighter and a bit looser than Courier.
- Ogham fonts created by Michael Everson (and free for download): Beith-Luis-Nion, Pollach, Maigh Nuad, Craobh Ruadh, Everson Mono Ogham, Cog, Crosta. Mac and PC. This page also has TITUS Ogham by Jost Gippert, and Ragnarok Ogham by David F. Nalle from Scriptorium.
- Inuktitut fonts designed by Everson include Allatuq (1998, hand-printed glyphs), Everson Mono Inuktitut, Jiniiva Maanaku, Naamajuttaaqqauq, Sikaagu.
- The Sutton signwriting fingerspelling fonts created by Everson are free.
- List of language lists.
- Fonts for the Sami language of the Barents region.
- Gaelic Typefaces: History and Classification.
- Armenian encoding on the web.
Elsewhere, one can find rare Everson creations such as Musgrave (1994). MyFonts.com sells Corcaigh, Doire, Darmhagh and Loch Garman. About Loch Garman: Loch Garman is based on Baoithmn, designed by Viktor Hammer and Colm Ó Lochlainn; Baoithmn was based on Hammerschrift, which was related to Hammer's American Uncial -- though Loch Garman is more authentic Gaelic font than American Uncial. He continues: American Uncial sucks. It is inauthentic and it's not even attractive. It has a "dot" on the i (which it shouldn't) which makes it look like an í (which it doubly shouldn't). Hammer Uncial isn't much better. In my own view, the only one of Hammer's Uncials that I have seen that was any good was Pindar, and then only in its reworking as Baoithín (with Colm ÓÓ Lochlainn).
His bio, in his own words: Michael Everson, based in Westport, Co. Mayo, is an expert in the writing systems of the world. He is active in supporting minority-language communities, especially in the fields of character standardization and internationalization. He is one of the co-authors of the Unicode Standard, and is a Contributing Editor and Irish National Representative to ISO/IEC JTC1/SC2/WG2, the committee responsible for the development and maintenance of the Universal Character Set. He is a linguist, typesetter, and font designer who has contributed to the encoding in of many scripts and characters. In 2005 and 2006 his work to encode the Balinese and N'Ko scripts was supported by UNESCO's Initiative B@bel programme. Michael received the Unicode "Bulldog" Award in 2000 for his technical contributions to the development and promotion of the Unicode Standard. Active in the area of practical implementations, Michael has created locale and language information for many languages, from support for Irish and the other Celtic langauges to the minority languages of Finland. In 2003 he was commissioned by the United Nations Development Programme to prepare a report on the computer locale requirements for Afghanistan, which was endorsed by the Ministry of Communications of the Afghan Transitional Islamic Administration. He prepared a number of fonts and keyboard layouts for Mac OS X 10.3 (Panther). Michael moved to Tucson, Arizona at the age of 12. He studied German, Spanish, and French for his B.A. at the University of Arizona (1985), and the History of Religions and Indo-European Linguistics for his M.A. at the University of California, Los Angeles (1988). He moved to Ireland in 1989, and was a Fulbright Scholar in the Faculty of Celtic Studies, University College Dublin (1991). In 2010, he made Timenhor, a Latin-script font whose glyphs are based on the uncial letterforms of Coptic manuscripts. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin. Speaker at ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik.
Dafont link. [Google]
F is for Fonts
Commercial foundry in London that specializes in hand-painted and brush styles. They made the free grunge slab serif font F. Vermont (2013). Commercial faces at 30 pounds a pop: Bronx (2013), St. Germain (2013), Battersea, Big Sur, Lowell (old typewriter), Wisconsin, Dunkirk (stencil), Helsinki, Hamburg, Stockholm, Vermont, Malibu, Belize, Los Alamos, Wilton, Saigon (army stencil). All fonts are in highly detailed vector format.
Dafont link. [Google]
F25 Digital Typeface Design
Volker Busse (F25 Digital Typeface Design) is a graphic designer at Grafikkontor in Berlin.
Designer of the old typewriter simulation fonts F25 Executive (2008), F25 BlackletterTypewriter (2006), Typewriter Condensed (2007), Telegraphem (2004), Cella (2007) and Daisy Wheel (2007). He also made Am Sans (2005), which he derived from a 1960s sample of Intertype Vogue (itself a geometric and clean-lined sans, ca. 1930), and F25 Bank Printer (a MICR family, 2005).
At FontStruct, he made F25 Borderfont (2009, a multiline family including styles called Alita and Kapata), F25 Fontstruction 157 (2009, experimental), and Hidden Text 01 (2009).
Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Frank Béla (b. 1978, Orosháza, Hungary) is a graphic design student at Krea Art School in Budapest who uses the pseudonym Fabergraph. Home page. Blog. In 2010, he started out commercially as Faberfonts. Dafont link. Behance link. Klingspor link.
He created the ink trap font Portrait Of A Lady (2009), FR Irisz (2009, didone family), Pontifex (2009), the hand-printed Munkácsy 1120 (2009), the unicase Reka Sans (2009), the thick-thin Azur (2009), the simple sans Babyface (2009), the medieval sorcery font Elmulas (2009), the Valentine;s Day font Sapet (2009), the avant garde sans family Hopper Sans (2009) and the ultra-fat face Rendezvous (2009). Callimachos (2009) is a fun triple-lined hand-printed headline face (with a Cyrillic version added in). Azur Title Font (2009) is a hairline slabbed typewriter type. Pasta Simpla (2009, followed by FR Pasta Mono in 2010) is another experimental jewel. Hobbista (2009) mixes symbols and glyphs. FR Rama Nous (2009) is a free modular font. In 2009, he also made Arrow, Enamel Paint Type, Belonging (Roman caps).
Commercial fonts made in 2010: FR Unalom, FR Sniccer (stencil), FR Ceruza, FR Minta (a dingbat face to make labyrinthine patterns; +Two), FR Tabula (beveled face), FR Smaragdina, FR Mintry One and Two (pattern fonts), and a custom alphabet for Esquire Russia, FR Hopper (monoline sans family).
Activity in 2011: A didone-inspired face called MFA Dagi that was was commissioned for a catalog of an exhibition at The Museum of Fine Arts (Budapest, Hungary). [Google]
Faisal Abbas "merged" (?) an Arabic font by Jamil ur Rahman and a Latin font by Astigmatic in his free typewriter fonts Profaisal Elite Riqa and Profaisal Elire Tahreer (2012, OFL). [Google]
Far PluGRinG Site
Russian page. Download various Latin/Cyrillic bitmap files, typically in ".fon" format. These include families by Vladislav Kornienko (Terminal Font Cyr, 2001), Oleg Melnikov (OS-2 warp Font 8x18, 2003), Alexander Abrosov (Terminal Fonts, 2003), Sergey Dindikov (Console Font, 2002), Igor Palkin (Terminal Fonts Belarus, 2001), and Alex Pakhotin (DOS Terminal Font, 1999). It has one Latin/Cyrillic truetype typewriter face, Sourier New (based on, or identical to Courier New). [Google]
Flanker (or: Studio di Lena)
[Leonardo Di Lena]
Flanker, or Studio Di Lena, is the foundry of Italian type designer Leonardo Di Lena (b. 1975, Rome). Initially, it offered fresh free designs of classics. In 2012, it went commercial. Their fonts, made beteen 1998 and 2009:
The outfit was known as JFDooM Flanker's Fonts, between 2001 and 2004. The fonts then were slightly different. They included BodoniFlnk, BodoniFlnkCor, BodoniFlnkCorGrass, BodoniFlnkGas, CNRLineare, DidotFlnk, DidotFlnkCorsivo, DidotFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, DidotFlnkGrassetto, Emblema-della-Repubblica-Italiana, Frantisek, GaramondFlnkNormale, GaramondFlnkCorsivo, GaramondFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, GaramondFlnkGrassetto, GriffoFlnkCorsivo, GriffoFlnkCorsivoGrassetto, GriffoFlnkGrassetto, GriffoFlnknormale, Lellocorsivobold, Lellocorsivo, Lello, MarlboroFlnk, Magnificat, There's-nothing-money-can't-buy, Poker, ShocktothesystemCorsivo, ShocktothesystemVuoto, Sony, Bjork-Isobel, Imperator, Traiano, Rdclub. Most fonts have Greek and Cyrillic letters as well.
Commercial fonts at Flanker via MyFonts: Garaldus (2012, based on a 1956 font by Aldo Novarese), Italian Typewriter (2012, a family of monospaced typewriter typefaces based on Italian typewriters of the thirties and forties).
Typefaces from 2013: Flanker Ruano (based on a chancery typeface by raffaelo bertieri, 1926), Selene (monoline sans).
Dafont carries Magnificat, a 2011 revival of the ornamental typeface by Friedrich Peter. [Google]
Aka Flo Gaertner. Born in 1971, he studied visual communication at HFG Pforzheim until 1998 and graduated from the Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe in 2002 and from the Hochschule für bildende Künste Hamburg in 2006. He lives and works in Karlsruhe, where he designed these fonts in 2008-2009 for Volcano Type: Fone-1, Fone-2, Fone-3 (all grunge faces), Tacora (degraded typewriter face), PT Sewed (stitching font), Republic, Fette Pixel (pixel face). Since 2006 is with MAGMA Brand Design in Karlsruhe, and he is art director of Slanted.de.
Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. Slanted.de link. [Google]
Designer born in Duesseldorf, Germany, but living in Los Angeles. Creator of the free fonts King Georg (2012, blackletter), Cinerama (2012), Stadium1946 (2012), Stadium1956 (2012), SoCal (2012, a graffiti face), Tight Writer (2012, old typewriter font).
Dafont link. [Google]
About 300 fonts in this new Truetype archive in Sweden. Categories: Futuristic/Space, OldTypewriter, Funny, Creepy. [Google]
Archive maintained by Manish Sharma. Many font categories, including Western, Script, Party, Typewriter, Asian, Brush, Balloon. Over 4000 fonts! Has a nice link page for font utilities. [Google]
Lin Daniel's huge free font page with useful samples of all faces, nicely organized. A must! Specializing also in blackletter fonts, typewriter, holiday, and handwriting fonts. Helped and supported by P.J. Evans. [Google]
FONTana is a font design studio in Szeged, Hungary, started in 1999. Free and commercial typefaces (39USD/piece) by Gabor Kóthay (La Danse, Luxury, Sehrgut (Fraktur), Faximile (1999), L&R (1999), Monsoon (1999)), and Amondó Szegi (Telegdi family, which is based on the worn typefaces used by Abbot Nicolaus Telegdi at the Vienna Jesuit press in the 16th Century; Velorex (1999)). Very beautiful web page, and fantastic fonts in all respects!
Free faces: Zodiac (2000), Cards (Gyula Zsigri, 2001), Maldoror, Domino (Gabor Kóthay), Count, Csenge (a Hungarian rune font by Csaba Dávid), Qwerty (Gabor Kóthay, 2000), Y2K (Gabor Kóthay, 2000).
Early commercial fonts: Woodini (caps), Sleeping Beauty (caps), Zimbalo (1999, Amondó Szegi), Pacalsone (1999, Amondó Szegi), Paradox (1999, Amondó Szegi), Construct (2001, Amondó Szegi), Binario (2000, Amondó Szegi), Bikewrench (2001, Amondó Szegi), Cabin (2001, Gábor Kóthay).
At T-26, in 2001, Amondó Szegi published the commercial faces MuseFace (art nouveau), Glosso (2003), Xodus (2001, Regular, Italic, Forgotten), Kozma-Ornaments, all showing old Slavonic and/or Armenian influences in Latin letters. In 2000, he made Alian Ornaments (floral ornaments) for T-26.
At T-26, Gábor Kóthay published Adagietto (2000), Minerva (2000), Archetype (2000). At PsyOps, Gábor Kóthay published the formal script Anglia (2001), Berill (2001), and Plexo (2001).
Amondó Szegi's faces at T-26: Nexodus (2008, medieval style), Zenthes (2008), Alien Ornaments, Glosso, Iskola (a medieval face done with Silas Dilworth), Kozma (great ornaments), Melico, Melico Ornaments (2004, another great set), Xodus.
At P22, Szegi designed the curly face Mantra (2005). Amondó Szegi's Telegdi family is since 2001 available from P22.
At The Type Trust, he created the playful Gepetto (2006).
Among their custom corporate identity jobs, the Losonczi Hair Salon work (2012) is quite outstanding.
Dubstep (2012) is an experimental trinagulat grid-based typeface.
In 2013, Glosso Novum (2013, Fontana Type Foundry), a remastering of Glosso (2003), was published. Nexodus (2013) is a reworking of his 2001 typeface Xodus,m with new ornamengts and zodiac signs, and more weights. Xodus (2001) revives work by Miklós Kis Misztótfalusi (Nicholas Kis), who was one of the first designers of Armenian type: He prepared his first set of exotic types before September 1685 for the Armenian printing house in Amsterdam. It was the knowledgeable mayor of Amsterdam who requested that those types be founded. These types were used to print the mayor's (Nicolaes Witsen) work entitled Noord en Oost Tartarye. Misztótfalusi's name appears in the colophon of the book. Later, in 1687, he found Georgian types, which were, in many respects, similar to the Armenian set. Since there was no printing house in Georgia, he designed the types on the basis of some manuscripts. Unfortunately, as legend has it, the types never reached the Georgian court, which had commissioned Misztótfalusi to design them. They were either lost or stolen somewhere in Sweden. However, a sample sheet survived and was found in 1980 in Amsterdam. It may seem to make no sense to re-Latinise the types of Misztótfalus, who himself was a great master in founding Latin types, and for whom Armenian types meant the first step in a new direction.
Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
Big font archive. Subpages on everything, including old typewriter fonts, and handwriting fonts. [Google]
John Bruce (FontCo) is the designer of the free grunge font Chunk Type (2000), the typewriter font FontCo Typewriter, as well as the dingbat faces FontCo Designs 1 and 2 (1999), Fontco Flares (2005), and FontCo Fences (1999). He also runs a 12.000 font archive called FontCo. Dafont link. Another URL. [Google]
At Fontgrube AH, Andreas Höfeld, a protestant pastor from Erbach/Odenwald, designed these typefaces:
- A Charming Font (with Graham Meade).
- Adam's Family (based on Addams by John Roshell).
- Annifont FG (2002) is an improvement of Annie de la Vega's Annifont (1997).
- Brinkmann (Fraktur font, 2000).
- Brubeck (2001).
- CD Numbers.
- Civitype (2013, a civilité font).
- Fanjofey and Fanjofey Leoda (2002, Tolkien-like fonts that can also be viewed as arabic simulation faces).
- Gabriele Bad and Gabriele Ribbon (2013). Old typewriter font families that are based on David Rakowski's Harting.
- Gapstown (2002, to replace Comic Sans, he says).
- Gismonda (2013, art nouveau).
- HermanDecanusAH (medieval handwriting based on the kanzleischrift of Dekan Hermann zu Soest, 1269).
- Jorvik Informal.
- Lansbury (2013, art nouveau).
- MojacaloAH (2002) and Mojacalo Relief (2013).
- PaternosterAH (uncial).
- SeferAH (2001, Hebrew simulation).
- Slim Fast (2002-2013).
- SlotMachine (no longer there, only put here for historical reasons).
- Traditio (2013, blackletter).
- Trinigan (2013, art nouveau).
- He improved Jörgen Gedeon's Vurt and calls it Tusch FG (2002).
Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. [Google]
[Ethan Paul Dunham]
FontHead Design (Wilmington, DE) sells cool fonts designed by Ethan Dunham (b. 1972, Glens Falls, NY). A partial list: Mother Goose (2008), Allise, GoodDogCool, Fontheads (dingbats), Randisious, Greyhound (1997, an arts and crafts face), Rochester, Samurai, AsimovSans, Gurnsey20, Scrawl, BadDog, Holstein, SlackScript, Bessie, SloppyJoe (gone?), Blearex, HandSkriptOne, SmithPremier, BlueMoon, HolyCow, SororityHack, Bonkers, HotCoffeeFont, SpillMilk, BraveWorld, Isepik, Sputnik, Brolga, TekStencil, Carnation, Mekanek (1995), Teknobe (1995), Merlin, Toucan Grunge (gone?), Tycho, TypewriterOldstyle, MotherGoose, Croissant, Democratika (now Americratika--I think Emigre forced FontHead to change the name), Noel (1996-1997, Lombardic all caps face, with an open version added), LillaFunk (gone?), Margo Gothic (gone?), Toddler (gone?), NoelBlack, WashMe, Diesel, Orion, Gritzpop, Pesto, BattleStation, CircusDog, Dandelion, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Navel, ShoeString, Stiltskin, ZipSonik. Plus JohnDoe, and old typewriter font. Free fonts: Font Heads (dings), Smith Premier, Vladimir, Tycho, Typewriter Oldstyle, ScareCrow, Millennia, SpillMilk, GoodDog, Holstein, Red Five. All formats, Mac and PC. In the comic font series, look for Stan Lee (now Comic Talk), FH Excelsior (now Titlex), Grimmy (now Flim Flam), and Kirby (now Grit).
Fonts created in 1999: AppleSeed, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, DingleHopper, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, Smoothie, Swizzle, TwoByFour, VeryMerry. Made in 2001: ButterFinger, ButterFingerSerif, CatScratch, Catnip, FighterPilot, FrenchRoast, Handheld, HandheldItalic, HandheldRaised, HandheldRaisedItalic, HandheldRound, HandheldRoundItalic, Kingdom, OldGlory, Quadric, QuadricSlant. MyFonts page.
In 2006, several dingbats fonts were added, such as the ClickBits Arrow series and the ClickBits Icon series.
In 2008, he created InfoBits Things and InfoBits Symbols, Abigail, Assembler, Click Clack, Drawzing (children's font), El Franco (grunge), Good Dog New (handprinted), Helion (futuristic), Lead Paint (brush), Schema (architectural lettering), Skizzers (handprinted), Tachyon (2008, techno, futuristic). Free font download. This place has Allise, Americratika, AppleSeed, AsimovSans, Asterix-Blink-Italic, Asterix-Blink, Asterix-Italic, Asterix-Light-Italic, Asterix-Light, Asterix, BadDog, BattleStation, Beckett, Bessie, BlackBeard, Blearex, BlueMoon, Bonkers, BraveWorld, Brolga, BrownCow, Carnation, CatScratch, Caterpillar, Chinchilla, ChinchillaBlack, ChinchillaDots, CircusDog, CornDog (2004), Croissant, CrowBeak, CrowBeakLight, CyberMonkey, DanceParty, Dandelion, Dannette-Outline, Dannette, DayDream, Democratika, Diesel, DingleHopper, DoomsDay, DraftHand, Flowerpot, Font-Heads, FourScore, FourScoreTitling, FunkyWestern, Goliath, GoodDog-Bones, GoodDog-Cool, GoodKitty, Greyhound, Grimmy, Gritzpop, GritzpopGrunge, Gurnsey20, HandskriptOne, Holstein-Bold, Holstein, HolyCow, Hopscotch, HopscotchPlain, HotCoffeeFont, HotTamale, Isepik, JohnDoe, JollyJack, Keener, Klondike-Bold, Klondike, Ladybug, Leaflet-Regular, LeafletBold, LeafletLight, LillaFunk, LogJam-Inline, LogJam, MargoGothic, MarvelScript, MatrixDot-Condensed, MatrixDot, Mekanek, Merlin, Millennia, Mondo-Loose, MotherGoose, Navel, Network, Noel, NoelBlack, Oatmeal, Orion, Pesto, Randisious, ReadOut, ReadOutSuper, RedFive, Rochester, Samurai, Scarecrow, Scrawl, ShoeString, ShoeStringRound, SlackScript, SloppyJoe, SmithPremier, Smock, Smoothie, SororityHack, SpaceCowboy, SpillMilk, Sputnikk, StanLee-Bold, StanLee-BoldItalic, StanLee-Regular, Stiltskin, Submarine, Swizzle, TekStencil, Teknobe, Torcho, ToucanGrunge, TwoByFour, Tycho, Typewriter2, TypewriterOldstyle, VeryMerry, Vladimir, WashMe, Watertown-Alternate, Watertown-Black, Watertown-Bold, Watertown, ZipSonik-Italic, ZipSonik, ZipSonikSketch-Italic, ZipSonikSketch.
Font Squirrel carries ElliotSix (simple handwriting), GoodDog (children's hand) and Millennia (squarish). In fact, in 2009-2010, Ethan Dunham became a very active web font persona, offering a commercial web font service, Fontspring, and a free font service, Fontsquirrel.
Klingspor link. [Google]
Fontor (was: Daniel's Page of Fontery)
Fonts by Daniel Midgley, a computational linguistics student at the University of Western Australia. Handwriting fonts such as Wolven Script, Soozle, Lobbo, Mastalock, Kiddna, Wolven Script, and Daniel. Plus Holly Sans, Du Bellay (old typewriter), Perspective Sans, Banksia, Yataghan, Petrol and Cueva. Planned fonts: Octane, ReverieTruetype for Mac and PC. Dafont link. [Google]
FontPanda (Los Angeles, CA) offers a free font making service via scans of templates. There is a subpage of fonts made by them. This service started in July 2012. The fonts are on the web site for a few days.
Typefaces from 2013: Happy Pappy, I am Seventeen, Jason Sharpie, Serif Sketch, Asdf, QJae, Kimmun, Everything Rhymes with Orange, Jennilyn's Everyday, Tickets to Elton John, Simply Lin, Black Jack (fat finger font), I Eat Crayons, Wrtty, Sajid, Weaselbee Beans, Hammer, Jimmy Flashcard, Stampede, Spooky Spiders, Scrawl, Lavalamp, Pizza by Alfredo, Marmelade Toast, Morning Coffee, Zack and Sarah, Pinky Promise, Shipwreck, Indigo Unicor (hand-printed), Madman (fat finger font), Soft Script (an elegant über-curly script), Sugarpie, West Coast, Jenny Penny, Ordinary Day, Little Miss Wonderful, No Other Name, Swagmasta, Marivi Handwriting, Black beauty, Circular Quay, Stamping Nico, Loose Typewriter, Minneapolis, Perpetua Evenity, Mockup, Dizzy Does It, Heina's Hurry, Inkyflutterby.
The typefaces from 2012 include: Pen2, Alice Oranges, Daydreamer, Sparkly Lights, Rags to Riches, Lauvik, Lighthouse, Slippery Dip, Chicken Scratch, Straight and Narrow, Christmas Gift, Light at the end, Upcycled Mama, Violety Crumble, Minnie Mousse, The Toadfrog, Enchanted Castle, Chase's Sketch, Bee Burts, Think Thick, Enchanted Castle, Kristen always not so normal, Elmo, Dina's Handwriting, Fall is still like summer, Lemonjuice, I Still Believe, Iced Latte, Snow White, McEnneking, Lara Prints Bold, Lara Prints, Laura's Letters, Casual Perfectionist, Capitol Chase, Jeans Font, Paresh, Skitser Swift, B-McE, Top of the world, Skitser Square, Santa Barbara, Zay, Skitser Cartoon, Skitser Marker, Skitster Fineliner, Charlotte, Yafont, Fancy Nancy, Swan, Beehives are sticky, Little Bird, Ginjah Ninjah, Aye Bay Bay, The Joynt, Afromatic, Allen, Typo (old typewriter), Innocent, DH Hand Scribblies, Crae, Kiki, Distinctly Dan, Jorgieporgiepuddinpie, Megaink, The Hand of Tes, Rithondinmin, Alain Perso, Slim Jim, Wisdom is better, Betsilicious, My Derp Handwriting, Love You Heaps, College RA, Rich's Riting, AaaaaalRock, Joshie, Lo Style, Ishwar, Straight Up Zody, Calli Girl, Josie1, AllieO, FunkyPunky, Mariposa, Nic's Handwriting, Mari's Handwriting, Hanna Handwriting, KSA Font.
Dafont link. [Google]
Fonts For You
Renae's archive specializing in dingbats, music, fonts for children, handwriting, holidays, old typewriters, and gothic fonts. [Google]
Grzegorz Klimczewski, who runs Fonty PL, a commercial Polish foundry etablished in 1994 in Wroclaw, is the Polish designer of a commercial font that mimics the letters found on Polish traffic signs, called Tablica drogowa (free). He also made the commercial faces Tablica Samochodowa (2002: Polish license plate font), Naomi Sans (2004-2011), Rashel Serif (2012), Grawer (monoline with many hairline weights called SL Gingko, SL Helena, SL Switzer and SL Watch), Pismo Szkolne (upright script), OCR-A, OCR-B, eTerminal, and the monospaced/typewriter family EFN AgeMono (10 styles). Pixel fonts by him include include EFN Cena, EFN Elegants, EFN Screen Banners, EFN Impressive, EFN Machines.
His Multifonty package contains these Cyrillic typefaces: Ailanthus, Eliza, Eukalyptus, Bravus, Bureau, Classic, Fagus (Victorian), Gilead, Gilead Condensed, Gingko Biloba, Flores, Olivea, Ritmo, Switzer, Switzer Condensed, Orient, tamar Alba, Tamar Nigra, Switzer Beveled.
His Eurofonty package has Aerton (+Shaded, +Caps), Alphabet (blackletter), AlphaBook, Absolut, Bravus, Abigail, Ailanthus, Edelmann (art nouveau), Dorothy (various brush faces), Cornelius (grunge), Bureau, Credo Chalk, Eunice, EuroGaramond, Gilead, German, Gutenberg, Gaya, Gingko Biloba, Koenig, McGregor (art nouveau), Goldy, Greenfield, Grand Antique, Irbis, Morus, Olivea, Penny Lane (script), Straight, Platea, Pinus, Symeon Old, Random, Schrift, Orient, Switzer (+Condensed, +Round, +Scribbled), Watch, Watch The Line, Tabasco, Techniczne, Rutica, Troya, Flowers, Jasmin, Handy, Fagus, Black Puzzle, Binokle, Breeze, Decorator, Kredki, Daglesia (blackletter), Tablica (chalk font), Detlef, Blackout, Ketling, Etiopia, Eukalyptus, Xtras (fleurons), Rubber, Garage, Machine One (old typewriter face), Wymalowany (brush).
In 2012, he placed the brush face Akronim on Google Web Fonts.
Google Plus link. [Google]
Laura Barone (aka Foodonthewall) is the creator of the free hand-printed typefaces You and me coffee (2013), Apothecary (2013), The queen is having fun (2013), The London (2013), The Francesca Font (2013), Skinny Vanilla Latte (2013), Paris by daylight (2013), Minty Fresh Gelato (2013), Figs in the summer (2013), Everyday typo (2013, typewriter typeface), Ciao ciao friends (2013), Squiggly Little Wiggly (2013) and A Simple Life (2013). She also made The Unknown Side (2013). Dafont link. [Google]
German designer in Mönchen-Gladbach of the text family Ginkgo (2008, Linotype), which won an award at TDC2 2009. Typophile discussion of Ginkgo, a face in the spirit of the brushy sturdy Dutch types like Dolly.
Other typefaces: Suhmo (2009, FontShop, a typewriter/Egyptian type family that won an award at TDC2 2011), Frapé (2001, pixel blackletter).
Klingspor link. [Google]
French type designer based in Toulouse, born in 1950, died in 1999. He is an early graduate of Scriptorium de Toulouse (1972). In his lifetime, he achieved a great deal of success, including the Morisawa Prize in 1990. From 1975-1997 he was also a freelance graphic designer. Brief CV. Read his article in Cahiers GUTenberg, Ligatures&calligraphie assistée par ordinateur (1995). Fontshop link. Frank Adebiaye wrote François Boltana et la naissance de la typographie numérique together with Suzanne Cardinal in 2012.
- Aurore (1993): a script face.
- The typewriter font Capitole (1974).
- Champion (1989): a wonderful calligraphic font.
- Geneviève (1969, Hollenstein Phototypo).
- Lineameca (1970, Hollenstein Phototypo).
- Messager (1991); in two styles, Romain and Tradition.
- Rabelais (1997): for this effort, he obtained the Meilleur Ouvrier de France en 1997 award.
- Stilla (1973): a modern psychedelic high-contrast ornamental didone display face with many ball terminals. In 1990, Elsner&Flake published Stilla EF. It is also in the Scangraphic collection as Stilla SH. Linotype too has a version of Stilla. Stilla is often incorrectly credited to Middleton.
Swiss designer (b. 1955) located at Lake Geneva. Recipient of the 2012 Jan Tsxhichold prize. His typefaces:
- The gorgeous revival family Didot Elder (published at Optimo, 2004), which is based on work by Pierre Didot from 1819.
- The stylish typewriter family CEO (2005, Optimo): a typewriter style face.
- At B&P Foundry, the serif family LaPolice BP (2007-2008).
- The Theinhardt family (2010, Optimo), which was named after the (generally accepted) designer of the first sans.
- At B&P Swiss Typefaces, he published New Fournier (2011) based on the typography of Pierre-Simon Fournier. It comes in 24 styles.
- Genath (2011, Optimo). Erik Spiekermann twitters: Best Caslon alternative yet. The typeface is based on a baroque type from the Genath foundry in Basel, and is based on a specimen from 1720 that is most likely Johann Wilhelm Haas's first design in Basel.
Klingspor link. Swiss Type Design link. Pointypo piece on him. [Google]
Based in Oporto, Portugal, Frederico Ferreira is a graphic design student at IPCA-EST. He created an avant-garde slab serif typewriter face called Stab (2011). [Google]
Fredrick M. Nader
Free Typewriter Fonts
Johan Holmdahl's magnificent list of free typewriter fonts: 3000, Adler, AmericanTW, AmerTypeCnd, Another, BatikR, Border, BrentonscrawlType (by B.W.P. Inc), Broken, Buttzilla, Carbonated, Correo, Crud, Dead, Detective, Dislexie, Disrowt, Electric, Facelift (Boaz Arad, FunkyType), Fifth Copy, Floopi (by Jason Fasi, a modification of Courier), Foxscript (by Josep Patau Bellart: Antaviana Serveis Interactius, SCCL Typeface Division), Garbageschrift (S. Ulrich), GFHalda, GFHaldaS, Gutter Vomit, Hammered, Hammer Keys, Harting, Hartin2, Honeybomb, Hootie, Iceaged, Isotype, Linenstroke, Loveletter, Mailbomb, McGarey, Metalic, Monitor, Moms, Myold, Oldtype, Pookie, Really, Roger, Royal, Smash, Stalker1, Stalker2, Stock, Teletype, Teleprinter, Thin, Toxica, Trash, Twold, Twrough, Typesimple, Typewise, Typewriter2, Typist, Typeright, VTBulletin, VTCorona, VTSmith, Xfiles.
Johan himself made the typewriter fonts MyOldRemington, SilfvensSkrivmaskin, Splendid66 (2001), 1942 Report (2005), Type Wheel, Another Type, and TypeRight.
He designed My Old Remington (1999), which can be found here.
Dafont link. Font Squirrel link. [Google]
Free typewriter fonts
View these free typewriter fonts. [Google]
French Baguette Fonts
French Baguette Fonts: Tonnerre, Correo Typewriter, Beverly Pills, TallyHand, Loki, Riad, and NoHandscript. Sold for 10 dollars per face. Downloadable test font versions available. Fonts made by Paul Soldermann, aka "frenchie". [Google]
Boaz Arad (aka Funky Type) is the designer of Facelift (1997), a very grungy old typewriter font. See also here and here. Dafont link. [Google]
Creators of the free old typewriter font called Old Typewriter (2011). Fuzzimo is run by "Antoniu". [Google]
Manfred Baierl created the screen fonts Mini-5 and Mini-7 for 5pt and 7pt screen text in 2001. He also created the old typewriter font AltAdler, and the dot font Punkt. Free downloads. He sells Fishsoup, a type 1 font consisting of a smorgasbord of type styles. His pages have lots of useful discussions and links, not least of which is Bembo's Zoo. Check also on-line converter for typographic measurements, Top 10 typefaces, Information on the Euro. Download Ansicode (ANSI numbers replace characters). [Google]
[Dead Man Fonts]
Designer of the nice old typewriter font Esat Hoxha NRML (1998). [Google]
Gene Gable on the history of typewriters. I cite: Typewriter patents date back to 1713 or older, according to many sources, but nearly everyone ascribes the invention of the modern typewriter to Americans Christopher Sholes, Carlos Glidden, and Samuel Soule, in 1873. The three Milwaukee businessmen soon sold their patents to the Remington arms company, who went on to popularize the typewriter. [Google]
Genzsch and Heyse
Schreibmaschinenschrift Regular (1969) is a clean typewriter font by Genzsch and Heyse. [Google]
[TypeManufactur (was: GST Georg Salden Typedesign)]
Georg Sommeregger runs the Swiss site Schreibmaschinen. He made two free typewrter emulation fonts, L.C. Smith 5 Typewriter (2010), and Urania Piccola II (2009, made with Fontcapture).
Dafont link. [Google]
George Everet Thompson
[No Bodoni Typography]
Type designer who designed and cut Ribbonface Typewriter in 1894. In 1904, this type was sold to Stephenson&Blake. [Google]
[Lanston Type Co]
Creator from Managua, Nicaragua, b. 1979, of the grungy display sans Promises Broken Dream (2011), the grungy Policia Corrupta (2012), and the military stencil faces Kripton A and Kripton B (2006-2008). Smash Punkers is a grungy stencil face. Alambrado Infernal (2006, Triton Company) is a barbed wire-inspired face. Cerca of Skulls (2008), Deat+Deat (2011), 1 Dimencion (2011), 5 Mentarios (2011), 48 Ver Lost (2011), One Punk (2011) and Breaksteel (2006) are grunge faces. Black Metal G (2011) are scanbats of black metal bands. Backspacer (2011) is a circled letter face made as a tribute to Pearl Jam.
In 2013, he published The Libertines (old typewriter font) and Batman Evolution Logo (batman dings). [Google]
German foundry, part of Gestalten Designstudio and Die Gestalten Verlag (dgv) in Berlin, a company self-described as follows In 1990, industrial design students Markus Hollmann-Loges, Andreas Peyerl and Robert Klanten began to curate and organise prototype design shows commissioned by the worlds biggest consumer fair in Frankfurt in between attending their lectures and writing their dissertations. Very much aware of the limitations of their field of study, they soon moved to Berlin, where they quickly met key people involved in the local Techno and cultural scenes. With the advent of desktop publishing, they formed a loosely organized graphic design agency called Die Gestalten and started designing flyers and posters for clients such as the groundbreaking club Tresor and the annual Loveparade. Its typefaces, by designer:
- Bowling Club: Victor.
- Boris Dworschak: Basic, Exakt (stencil), Ikiru Sans (organic).
- Stefan Gandl: DS Yakuti (experimental).
- Alexander Puell: dtype (fuzzy typewriter), Online Gothic.
- Frank Rocholl: Nuri (sans family).
- Alexander Wise: Mini (hip display sans), Hiploe, Winter (modernistic two-line display face).
- Marc Schilkowski: Traffic Wide.
- Soffi Beier: Pemba (connected 50s script), Engel (sans family).
- Fulguro: Adhesive (octagonal script).
- Pau Misser: Agrafia (LED simulation), Bustia (futuristic), Escacs, Fastig, Hodierna, Natja, Oliosa, trifasic (futuristic), Quelcome.
- Clarissa Tossin: Arvore (experimental).
- Nik Thönen: Regular Cargo (stencil;; the Bold version is free), Blender (sans), Regular (sans).
- André Nossek: Sassy (2006).
- Martin Aleith: Boxen, Haudegen (octagonal style), Halunken (rpounded octagonal), Feixen, Braten Fat, Logasmen.
- Michael Luther: Forza (was: Pilot).
- Alexander Meyer: Lacrima (typewriter face).
- Donald Beekman: Beatbox, Breeze.
- Mika Mischler: Brother (stencil), T-Star Mono Round (monospace).
- Birte Ludwig: Yogasaan (Indic simulation).
- Pact: BR Jaeger (gothic).
- Dimitri Lavrow: Hard Case Striped, Hannover Milennial (sans).
- Erik Worsoe Eriksen: Friends (sans), Kit Fat.
- Critzla: Flomaster (with JayOne), Starlet (fifties script), Franz Jaeger (ultra fat).
- Jutojo: Inbetween (experimental).
- Alexander Tibus: Wirefox (experimental).
- Timo Gässner: 123 Naiv (2006).
- Mutabor: Lingua Digitalis Icon Set (2012).
Free fonts include Regular Cargo Bold by Nik Thoenen, RussianBread, DrEye and Doener Kebap Strong by Lund Sundson, as well as HardCase-Striped by Dimitri Lavrow. New releases. [Google]
Free original fonts and an occasional commercial font by Austria's Lorenz Goldnagl: old typewriter font family GF Halda, labeler family GF Ordner, and the sans serif headliner font GF Vienna. Classy-looking fonts. Recent additions: GF Becker (thick round letters), GF Hubert Caps, GF Gesetz (scanned Fraktur font), GF Krater, GF Fuffiger (modern Gothic font), GF Matilda (handwriting). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google]
Designer in Arad, Romania, who created the grungy old typewriter font Pareidolia (2011) and the grungy Defective Metal Font (2011). [Google]
Ex-student of the University of Art&Design Lausanne (Ecal) and the Cranbrook Academy of Arts. Geneva-based designer at the Lausanne-based foundry Optimo. With Cornel Windlin at lineto in Zürich, he co-designed these fonts in 1999: Pixel Crude, Vectrex, GravurCondensed, Pixel World, Vectrex World (skyline dingbats), Liquid Crystal and Supermax. Did Autologic (1997, created as a shortcut to make logos), DetroitMM (1997), Kornkuh, Lineto (2001, an octagonal font), Kabin, Chip at Optimo. With David Rust, he cofounded Gavillet&Rust in Geneva in 2002, and co-created these fonts in 2003: Cargo (a stencil face), Hermes (a typewriter family), Index and Politics. In 2004, he created the stencil family Montana (Optimo). In 2005, he and Rust added Hermes Sans to the Hermes family. In 2007, this was followed by Executive, a simple sans family. [Google]
Gilles Le Corre
[GLC --- Gilles Le Corre]
Bologna, Italy-based creator (b. Como) of the typewriter font Lettera-G (2009), which was designed while he was studying at the Politecnico in Milan. It was based on a 60's typewriter face by Olivetti.
Behance link. [Google]
GLC --- Gilles Le Corre
[Gilles Le Corre]
French painter born in Nantes in 1950, who lives in Talmont St Hilaire. His fonts include 2010 Cancellaresca Recens (inspired by a chancery type of Francisco Lucas from the late 16th century), 2009 Handymade (comic book style), 2009 Lollipop (chancery style), 2009 GLC Plantin, 2009 Primitive (2009, a rough-edged roman script), 2008 Script 2 (2008), GLC Ornaments One (2008) and 2008 Xmas Fantasy (2008: blackletter). In 2008, he started GLC -- Gilles Le Corre and became commercial. He is best known for his historic revivals:
- 161 Vergilius (2010)
- 750 Latin Uncial (2010): inspired by the Latin script used in European monasteries from circa 5th to 8th, before the Carolingian style took over. The uppercases were mainly inspired by a 700's manuscript from Fécamp's abbey in France.
- 799 Insular (2010): inspired by the so-called insular style of Latin script that was used in Celtic monasteries from about 600 until 820.
- 825 Karolus (2009), and 825 Lettrines Karolus (2009).
- 1066 Hastings (2009).
- 1350 Primitive Russian (2012) was inspired by a Russian Cyrillic hand of Russkaja Pravda. It has rough-edged Latin charaters and many old Russian glyphs.
- 1420 Gothic Script (2008).
- 1431 Humane Niccoli (2010), after writings of Florence-based calligrapher Niccolo Niccoli (1364-1437).
- 1456 Gutenberg (2008, based on a scan of an old text). Followed by 1456 Gutenerg B42 Pro, which was based on the so called B42 character set used for the two Gutenberg Latin Bibles (42 and 36 lines).
- 1462 Bamberg (2008).
- 1467 Pannartz Latin (2009): inspired by the edition De Civitate Dei (by Sanctus Augustinus) printed in 1467 in Subiaco by Konrad Sweynheym and Arnold Pannartz, who was the punchcutter.
- 1470 Sorbonne (2010) was inspired by the first French cast font, for the Sorbonne University printing shop. The characters were drawn by Jean Heynlin, rector of the university based on examples by Pannartz. It is likely that the cutter was Adolf Rusch.
- 1470 Jenson-SemiBold (2008).
- 1475 BastardeManual (2008, inspired by the type called Bastarde Flamande, a book entitled Histoire Romaine (by Titus Livius), translated in French by Pierre Bersuire ca. 1475, was the main source for drawing the lower case characters).
- 1479 Caxton Initials (2009): inspired by the two blackletter fonts used by the famous William Caxton in Westminster (UK) in the late 1400s.
- 1483 Rotunda Lyon (2010): inspired by a Venetian rotunda found in a 1483 book called Eneide printed in Lyon by Barthélémy Buatier (from Lyon) and Guillaume Le Roy (from Liège, Belgium).
- 1484 Bastarda Loudeac (2008).
- 1470 Jenson Latin (2009), inspired by the pure Jenson set of fonts used in Venice to print De preparatio evangelica in 1470.
- 1491 Cancellarasca Normal and Formata (2009): inspired by the very well known humanistic script called Cancellaresca. This variant, Formata, was used by many calligraphers in the late 1400s, especially by Tagliente, whose work was mainly used for this font.
- 1492 Quadrata (2008).
- 1495 Lombardes (2008): a redrawn set of Lombardic types, which were used in Lyon by printers such as Mathias Huss, Martin Havard or Jean Real, from the end of 14OOs to the middle of 1500s.
- 1495 Bastarda Lyon (2008, based on the font used in the "Conte de Griseldis" by Petrarque).
- 1499 Alde Manuce Pro (2010): inspired by the roman font used by Aldus Manutius in Venice (1499) to print Hypnerotomachia Poliphili, the well-known book attributed to Francesco Colonna. Francesco Griffo was the punchcutter. The Italic style, carved by Francesco Colonna, illustrates the so-called Aldine style.
- 1509 Leyden (2008; inspired by the type used in Leyden by Jan Seversz to print Breviores elegantioresque epistolae).
- 1510 Nancy (2008, decorated initial letters was inspired by those used in 1510 in Nancy (France, Lorraine) for printing of Recueil ou croniques des hystoires des royaulmes d'Austrasie ou France orientale[...] by Symphorien Champion; unknown printer).
- 1512 Initials.
- 1514 Paris Verand (based on initial caps that Barthélémy Verand employed for the printing of Triumphus translatez de langage Tuscan en François.
- 1522 Vicentino (2011). Based on Ludovico Vicentino Arrighi's 1522 face published in La Operina.
- GLC 1523 Holbein (2010, after Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death.
- GLC 1525 Durer Initials (2010). Sample R.
- 1529 Champ Fleury Pro and 1529 Champ Fleury Initials (2010): based on Geofroy Tory's original drawings and text face.
- 1532 Bastarde Lyon (2008, based on work by an anonymous printer in Lyon (France) to print the French popular novel Les Grandes et inestimables Chroniques du grand et enorme geant Gargantua).
- 1533 GLC Augereau Pro: inspired by one of Antoine Augereau's three roman typefaces: the Gros Romain size, used in 1533 to print Le miroir de l'&aciorc;me..., a poetic compilation by Marguerite de Navarre, sister of the French king François I.
- 1534 Fraktur (2009; inspired by the early Fraktur style font used circa 1530 by Jacob Otther, printer in Strasbourg (Alsace-France) for German language printed books).
- 1536 Civilité manual (2011). Based on a handwritten copy of Brief story of the second journey in Canada (1535) by French explorer Jacques Cartier.
- 1538 Schwabacher (2008, based on a font used by Georg Rhan in Wittemberg (Germany) to print Des Babsts Hercules [...], a German pamphlet against roman catholicism written by Johannes Kymeus).
- 1540 Mercator Script was inspired by an alphabet of Gerardus Mercator, who is known for his maps as well as his Literarum Latinarum, quas Italicas cursoriasque vocant, scribendarum ratio (1540).
- 1543 Humane Petreius (2012) was inspired by the typeface used in Nuremberg by Johannes Petreius for De Revolutionibus Orbium Coelestium, the well-known mathematical and astronomical essay by Nicolas Copernicus.
- 1543 German Deluxe (2009): a Schwabacher inspired by the sets of fonts used in 1543 by Michael Isengrin, printer in Basel, to print New Kreüterbuch, which is a book with numerous nice pictures, the masterpiece of Leonhart Fuchs, father of the modern botany.
- 1543 HumaneJenson-Bold (2008, after the face used in Vesalius' 1543 book De humani corporis fabrica).
- 1543 HumaneJenson-Normal (2008, same source).
- 1545 Faucheur (2011) is a rough garalde face that was inspired by the set of fonts used in Paris by Ponce Rosset, aka Faucheur, to print the story of the second travel to Canada by Jacques Cartier, first edition, printed in 1545.
- 1546 Poliphile (2009), nspired by the French edition of Hypnerotomachie de Poliphile ("The Strife of Love in a Dream") attributed to Francesco Colonna, 1467, and printed in 1546 in Paris by Jacques Kerver.
- 1550 Arabesques (2008, caps).
- 1557 Civilité Granjon (2010).
- 1557 Italique (2008, based on Italic type used by Jean de Tournes in Lyon to print La métamorphose d'Ovide figurée).
- 1565 Renaissance (2010), inspired by French renaissance decorated letters.
- 1565 Venetian Normal (2008, initial decorated letters that are entirely original, but were inspired by Italian renaissance engraver Vespasiano Amphiareo's patterns published in Venice ca. 1568).
- 1584 Rinceau (2008, a set of initial letters is an entirely original creation, inspired by French renaissance patterns used by Bordeaux printers circa 1580-1590).
- 1584 Pragmatica Lima (2011). Based on fonts used in 1584 by Antonio Ricardo to produce the first publication ever printed in Southern America.
- 1585 Flowery (2009): inspired by French renaissance decorated letters.
- 1589 Humane Bordeaux (2008, inspired by the Garamond fonts used by S. Millanges (imprimeur ordinaire du Roy) in Bordeaux ca. 1580-1590. The alphabets were used to reprint L'instruction des curés by Jean Gerson).
- 1590 Humane Warszawa is a rough-edged garalde face inspired by a font carved circa 1590 for a Polish editor.
- 1592 GLC Garamond (2008, inspired by the pure Garamond set of fonts used by Egenolff and Berner, German printers in Frankfurt, at the end of sixteen century. Considered the best and most complete set at the time. The italic style is Granjon's).
- 1610 Cancellaresca (2008, inspired by the Cancellaresca moderna type of 1610 by Francesco Periccioli who published it in Sienna).
- 1613 Basilius (2012) was based on the hand-drawn types used by Basilius Besler (Germany) for the carved plates of his botanical manual Hortus eystettensis.
- 1621 GLC Pilgrims (2010).
- 1634 René Descartes (2009), based upon his handwriting in a letter to Mersenne.
- 1638 Civilité Manual (2010). Inspired by a French solicitor's document dated 1638.
- GLC 1648 Chancellerie (2011). Inspired by the hand-written 1648 Munster peace treaty signed by roi Louis XIV and Kaiser Ferdinand II.
- 1651 Alchemy (2010): a compilation created from a Garamond set in use in Paris circa 1651.
- GLC 1669 Elzevir (2011) was inspired by the font faces used in Amsterdam by Daniel Elzevir to print Tractatus de corde, the study of earth anatomy by Richard Lower, in 1669. The punchcutter was Kristoffel Van Dijk.
- GLC 1672 Isaac Newton (2012) is based on the hand of Isaac Newton.
- GLC Morden Map (2011). Based on an engraved typeface used on a pack of playing cards published by Sir Robert Morden in 1676.
- 1682 Writhed Hand: very irregular handwriting.
- 1689 GLC Garamond Pro (2010): inspired by Garamond fonts used in an edition of Remarques critiques sur les oeuvres d'Horace by DAEP, published in Paris by Deny Thierry and seprately by Claude Barbin.
- 1689 Almanach (2009): inspired by the eroded and tired fonts used by printers from the sixteenth century to the early years of twentieth for cheap or fleeting works, like almanacs, adverts, gazettes or popular novels.
- 1695 Captain Flynt.
- 16th Arabesques (2008, an exquisite ornamental caps scanfont).
- 1715 Jonathan Swift (2011). An example of the hand of Irish poet and novelist Jonathan Swift (1667-1745). It is a typical exemple of the British quill pen handwriting from about 1650-1720.
- GLC 1726 Real Espanola (2012). Based on the set of typefaces used by Francisco Del Hierro to print the first Spanish language Dictionary from the Spanish Royal Academy (Real Academia Española, Dictionario de Autoridades) in 1726. These transitional styles are said to have been the first set of official typefaces in Spain.
- 1741 Financiere (2009): inspired by the Fournier's font Financière. While it appears handwritten, it was in fact carved in 1741 by Pierre Simon Fournier le jeune and published in his Manuel Typographique in Paris (1764-1766).
- 1742 Frenchcivilite (2008).
- 1751 GLC Copperplate (2009), a 6-style family about which Gilles says: This family was inspired by an engraved plate from Diderot&Dalembert's Encyclopedia (1751), illustrating the chapter devoted to letter engraving techniques. The plate bears two engravers names: "Aubin" (may be one of the four St Aubin brothers?) and "Benard" (whose name is present below all plates of the Encyclopedia printed in Geneva). It seems to be a transitional type, but different from Fournier or Grandjean.
- 1756 Dutch (2011).
- 1776 Independence (inspired mainly from the font used by John Dunlap in the night of 1776 July 4th in Philadelphia to print the first 200 sheets of the Congress' Declaration of Independence establishing the United States of America).
- 1781 La Fayette (2010): a formal bâtarde coulée script with caitals inspired by Fournier (1781).
- 1785 GLC Baskerville (2011). Le Corre explains: The Baskerville's full collection was bought by the French editor and author Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais who used it to print---in Switzerland---for the first time the complete work of Voltaire (Best known as the Kehl edition, by the "Imprimerie de la société littéraire typographique"). We have used this edition, with exemplaries from 1785, to reconstruct this genuine historical two styles.
- 1786 GLC Fournier (2010), based on several books printed in Paris just before the Didot era set in. The Titling characters are based on hymns printed by Nicolas Chapart.
- 1790 Royal Printing (2009): inspired by various variants of Romain du Roy.
- 1791 Constitution (2011).
- 1792 La Marseillaise (2011). Based on the original manuscript of the French revolutionary song La Marseillaise which later became the French national hymn---it was composed in one night (April 25, 1792) by captain Rouget de Lisle.
- 1805 Austerlitz Script Light: a typical French handwriting style from that period, named after one of the few battles that Napoleon actually won.
- 1805 Jaeck Map (2011). Inspired by the engraved characters of a German map, edited in Berlin at the end of 1700s. The engraver was Carl Jaeck or Jaek (1763-1808).
- 1809 Homer (2011), a grungy face named after the "homer" message pigeons.
- 1815 Waterloo (2008): a handwriting face originating in Napoleon's government. Why do I feel that GLC is nostalgic for the era of Napoleon? Their own present dwarf-version of Napoleon is not exactly a huge success.
- 1820 Modern (2009) was inspired by a didone font used in Rennes by Cousin-Danelle, printers, for a Brittany travel guide.
- 1822 GLC Caslon (2010): inspired by a Caslon set used by an unknown Flemish printer from Bruges, in the beginning of 1800s, a little before the revival of the Caslon style in the 1840s.
- 1845 Mistress (2009): calligraphic script.
- 1848 Barricades Italic, a quill pen italic.
- 1859 Solferino (2009).
- 1863 Gettysburg (2008; inspired by a lot of autographs, notes and drafts, written by President Abraham Lincoln, mainly the Gettysburg address).
- 1864 GLC Monogram Initials (2011) was inspired by a French portfolio containing about two hundred examples of Chiffres---deux lettres, created for engravers and jewelers in Paris in 1864, and drawn by French engraver C. Demengeot.
- 1871 Victor Hugo (2011). Based on manuscripts from the final part of the life of Victor Hugo (1802-1885).
- 1871 Whitman Script (2008) and 1871 Dreamer Script (2008): inspired by manuscripts by American poet Walt Whitman. See also 1871 Dreamer 2 Pro (2012).
- 1880 Kurrentschrift (2010): German handwriting, based on late medieval cursive. It is also known as "Alte Deutsche schrift" ("Old German script"). This was taught in German schools until 1941.
- 1883 Fraktur (2009): inspired by fonts used by J. H. Geiger, printer in Lahr, Germany.
- 1885 Germinal: based on notes and drafts written by Émile Zola (1840-1902).
- GLC 1886 Romantic Initials (2012).
- 1890 Registers Script (2008): inspired by the French "ronde".
- 1890 Notice (2009): a fat didone family.
- 1902 Loïe Fuller (art nouveau face).
- 1906 Fantasio (2010): inspired by the hatched one used for the inner title and many headlines by the popular French satirical magazine Fantasio (1906-1948).
- 1906 French News: a weathered Clarendon-like family based on the fonts used by Le Petit Journal, a French newspaper that ran from 1863 until 1937.
- 1906 Fantasio Auriol (2010), inspired by the set of well known Auriol fonts used by the French popular satirical magazine Fantasio (1906-1948).
- 1906 Titrage (2009): a didone headline face from the same newspaper.
- Underwood 1913 (2007, an old typewriter font, whose commercial version is Typewriter 1913), and 1913 Typewriter Carbon (2008).
- 1920 French Script Pro (2010).
- 1925 My Toy Print Deluxe Pro (2010): inspired by rubbert stamp toy print boxes called Le petoit imprimeur.
- 1968 GLC Graffiti (2009).
- 1917 Stencil (2009; with rough outlines).
- 1920 My Toy Print (2010, grunge).
- 2010 Dance of Death (2010): based on Hans Holbein's Alphabet of Death.
- 2010 Pipo Classic: a grungy typewriter slab serif family.
- 2011 Slimtype (2011, +Italic) and 2011 Slimtype Sans (2011): an old typewriter typeface.
Goddess Nadia (or: Bleedsopretty)
Goddess Nadia (or Nadia K, or Nadia Z, or Nadia Zois, or Scarlet Tragedy) is the Washington, DC-based designer (b. 1981) of the irregular handwriting fonts Virmeen t'Kirrrl (2006), Crunchy Cheese (2006, blocky), Dead of Night (2006), Bleed So Pretty (2001), hallowedground-HallowedGround (2001), Mutilate (2003), bleed, muNkiEz kAn flY, Enjoythesilence, Eyesinyourradio1 (2005), hallowedground-HallowedGround, LovethievezMedium, AluminumJesus (2006, pixel face), Biscuitsandheroin (2006, pixel face), Notearsnosympathy (2006, pixel face), Deathwish (2006, pixel face), and eyes in your radio 1 (2001). She also designed Condemnation (2006, grunge), The Hydrogen Prophecy (2006, stencil), Endlink (2006), Carbon Lullaby (2006), Blasphemous Rumors (2006, old typewriter face), Comatose Almost (2006), Carbon Lullaby (2006), Condemnation (2006, grunge), Crunchy Cheese (2006), Aluminum Jesus (2007, outline pixel font), and Silence Process (2006). Dafont link. [Google]
Calgary-based designer (aka splorp) who created typefaces at Image Club Graphics, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, and Getty Images, while maintaining the storefronts of some of these places. He designed East Bloc Open (a Cyrillic simulation font), Mini Pics Classic (Image Club), Mini Pics Snowflakes (1997, ICG), Narrowband Prime, Schmutz Cleaned (ICG, 1996), Badloc (plus Bevel, Compression), Boca Raton (and Solid), Carver, Broadband, East Bloc Closed, Mini Pics ASL Alphabet, Mini Pics International, New Geneva Nine (and Nine Point), Schmutz Clogged, Schmutz Corroded, and Mini Pics Directional (AA, DA, RA, RT, SA, ST). He was also a type marketer at ICG, Adobe Studios, EyeWire, Getty Images, and most recently, Veer. He is a founding member of Veer. Alternate URL. Splorp.com is his blog. He describes hiw own life path as follows:
-  Every weekday afternoon, I would check out of my day job as a high school instructional assistant and head off to work a 4:00 pm to midnight shift, digitizing typefaces for a young, snappy company called Image Club Graphics. Image Club was founded the year the Macintosh was released and grew up alongside the "desktop publishing revolution" thing. Now I was building type into the night in a room full of brand new Mac II boxes.
-  A group of friends and I started talking about a project we'd like to tackle. It was code named "Groundhog", with an obvious nod to the Bill Murray flick. Our idea was to focus on the gap that formed in the creative industry after Getty Images finally shuttered operations of EyeWire here in Calgary, and then left the carcass out to dry and shrivel for months on end. Groundhog became Veer.
-  This Friday will be my last day at Veer. He left Veer, and seems to head off into retirement, but that will be hard to believe.
- And I was right: In 2009, he set up Typostrophe.
Klingspor link. [Google]
Gravity Switch - Art
Custom type designers based in Northampton, MA. Charityware fonts at this site (Mac, PC): Gravity Switch mascot dingbats "GravityGuyFont" (disappeared), Old Typewriter font (their OldTypewriter family is here or here), Loony Font, Scratchy Mess Font. Its designer is Jason Mark. [Google]
A group of independent designers from Poland, heade by Bartek Nowak, and located in Staromiejska. Nowak has been designing typefaces since ca. 2000. Typefaces:
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. GRIN3 link. Old free font URL.
Showcase of Bartek Nowak's commercial fonts. [Google]
Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)
As part of the (ex-) Chank Army, Jason Ramirez (b. 1978, Wisconsin) offers free and commercial fonts. He started out as Pennyzine or Penny Fonts, or Penny Font Foundry, with free fonts that were typically made with the Data Becker software program. Later, his fonts became commercial, and the new site changed its name to Ground Control.
The list of their free fonts, which are mostly in the grunge style that was in vogue ca. 2000: Locals Only (2011), Cocaine Nosejob (2008), Made (2004, grunge blackletter), Strip Club Motion Sickness (2003), One Fell Swoop (2003, scratchy calligraphic), Fear of a Punk Planet (2005), Futon Revolutionist (2002), Bill Hicks (2002, grungy blackletter), Elliot Swonger (2002), Elliots Bad Day (grunge), Don Giovonni (2006, grungy typewriter), Don Giovonni Makin Enemies (2006), Gumuski (2002), DUMMY (1999), Acid Reflux Baby (2002), Avenge Me (2004, multiline, octagonal), Times-New-Omen (1999), punk rock rummage sale (2001), Thatluvinfeelin1 (2001, a sexual positions font), cut-n-paste (1999), Maydogg (1999-2002, handwriting), My-wife-sucks (1999), Stamped-out (1999), Stank (1999), StankII (1999), uncle-tom (1999), uno (1999), Coopdeville (2002), Dirtysocks, FourMoreYears (2003), Punkrockrummagesale (2001), Theregoestheneighborhood (2003), Thiskettle (2002, handwriting), Mr. Rogers (2003), Regime Change (2004), Hotel Coral Essex (2006, grunge), Limp Noodle (2006).
Commercial fonts: Sparkle House (2011), Chompsky Fancy (2011), Redneck Superstar (2002, Chank's).
Dafont link. Yet another URL. Another link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. Alternate URL. Direct downloads. Alternate direct download path. Ground Control web site. [Google]
GUST is the Polish TEX Users Group. This document describes, in Polish, the many directories and files here. Notable are the type 1 fonts Antykwa Torunska and seria PL by J.M. Nowacki, Quasi-Palladio IV'98 and QuasiTimes IV'98 by B. Jackowski. There are also many metafonts. Maintained by Staszek Wawrykiewicz. [Google]
Gweeble.com (was: Liquid Nite, and before that: Zogoz Design)
Zogoz made these fonts: Canoga, Kendaia, Sahetu, all handwriting fonts, Banausia (old typewriter font), Soft Mad Children, Ambient Soul, Never Acid Again, Paradox Now, Misfit of Sorts, Mikroprepeia, Liquid Nite (my favorite), Gweeble, Dagar the Great, Alphecca, Banausia (an old typewriter font).
His (mostly scanned handwriting fonts) were offered for free download at now defunct sites such as Gweeble, Liquid Nite, Zogoz and Kosubai.deviantart. [Google]
Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)
In 2009, Hackberry Font Foundry grew out of NuevoDeco Typography, which in turn was a commercial foundry that formed part of Bergsland Design located in Las Lunas, NM and run by David Bergsland (b. 1944, Buffalo, NY), a 1971 graduate of the University of Minnesota. The newest address is in Mankato, MN. Identifont link. Author of Practical Font Design: 2nd Edition: Rewritten for FontLab 5. Klingspor link. His fonts:
View David Bergsland's typefaces. [Google]
- Aargh!- Light and Heavy.
- Abiquiu Black.
- Ablati (2009)
- Out of Nuevo Litho (1993) appeared Abrect (2009).
- Academi (2010).
- Adieu (1998). Adieu Two (2006, an almost blackletter script).
- The high-ascendered and bouncy sans face Aerle (2009).
- Aero Script (2001, and its extension, JargonPro, 2004)
- Aggressian (2012). An angular and angry typeface.
- Akme Pro (2002). Akme (2002, an industrial sans family).
- Albe Sans (2000).
- Allektra (2002).
- Altra (2006).
- AmeriDistort (old typewriter, Seamus Mills).
- Amico (2008, a sans family).
- Amitale (2008). Amitale (2008) has eight styles in each of AmitaleBook and AmitaleWide.
- Aramus (2008). Aramus is an old style text face.
- Archaic Penpoint Pro (2004, stylish blackletter).
- Ardone Book (2007, garalde, a close relative of his own Diaconia Old Style, which in turn was influenced by the 19th century Dutch bible font, Minister (Linotype)). Ardone Book (+ Italic) is accompanyied by a sans called Arinar, and a slab serif called Alexandrya.
- Artichoke (2007). A calligraphic printed script face with rough outlines, which according to the typophiles is a shameful clone of Chris Costello's Papyrus.
- Out of Aramus grew Artimas (2009), a "book" family with tall ascenders.
- Arturo (2008). A flared sans serif based on an alphabet found in Dan Solo book.
- Artz (2002).
- Astaire Pro (2004). He writes: This is a deco-style text OpenType Pro font loosely based on Koch's Locarno as seen in KochAltschrift a recent free German tribute to Koch's work. I was familiar with Meeks' Letraset presstype version called Locarno, but I never liked the proportions used by either Meeks or Koch. So I radically revised ascender, descender, and x-height to make them more usable.
- Auntie Pat (2008). A decorative script face.
- Avenue (2002)
- Beatz (by or with Seamus Mills).
- Bergsland Engravers Pro (2005).
- Bergsland Display (2005).
- In 2005, he created Bergsland Fashion and Bergsland Round
- Bergsland Pro.
- Bilbo Black.
- Bilbo Pro Fiesta.
- Bjorgi Pro (2004).
- Bling (2009).
- Brinar (2006). A Koch-inspired slightly playful humanist sans text family.
- Buddy (2010). Buddy Slender (2011) is an informal display sans family.
- Bushing (2010). An interpretation of Cushing No. 2 by ATF.
- Chunkie (2010).
- Contenu (2010). A text book family. Followed by Contenu EBook (2012).
- Cushing Two (2011).
- Cutlass (2010). Uncial.
- Diaconia Old Style (1994-2001).
- In 2006, he added Fiscal, a squarish sans face
- NuevoLitho (1993).
- Poniard (2011). A medieval script.
- Sturdy (2006, heavy sans).
Commercial foundry, est. 2007 in Burlington, VT, by Alec Julien (b. 1965). Fonts sold through MyFonts include Doctor Cyclops (2009), Grundlagen (2009, retro display sans), I Am A Bird (2009), Yacht (2009, a 1930s movie poster style family), Predicate (+Rounded) (2008, sans), Steel Sedan (2008, a condensed slab serif family), Monumint (2008, comic book style), Aerohop (2008, a sans family), Chittenden (2008, an artsy blackboard math style face), Rany (2008, handprinted), Ashbery (2008, Asian jungle look stick font), Banyan (2007, brush face with a jungle look), Loge (2007, a high-contrast sans), Joules (2007, hand-printed family, whose development is described here), Tara (2007, a jungle-look face), Sinn (2007), Set Theory (2007), Bad Marker (2007), Counterfact (2007), Sharp Nine (2007), Good Robot (2007), Groovin Up Slowly (2007), Fractal Caps (2007), Classy Diner (2007), Anthem (2007), Zooey (2007), Imagination Theory (2007), 89 (2007), Skrawl (2007), Zerega (2007), AJ Hand (2007), Scandal (2008), Zone 52 (2008, techno), Gno (2008, techno), Gno Serif (2008), Abbott (2008, a cool hand-printed script). Most of these fonts resulted from drawing or doodling experiments.
Free fonts: Lavoisier (2009, sans), Skritch (2008, handwriting), Geekium (2008, a math symbols font based on Gentium), 36 Dots (dot matrix face), Teacher Sez (2007, blackboard script). Devian Tart carries these free fonts/demos: Skritch, Rany, Teacher Sez, Steel Jalopy (2008, based on Steel Sedan), Insolent (2009), I Am A Bird (2009, slab serif family), Myrna (2009). Lavoisier (2009) is a free monoline font, later cyrillicized by Sergey Tkachenko. Working on Modus (2009).
Additions in 2010: Lockwood (a strong all-caps sans display face), m7 (a slab serif typewriter face), Blues Vity (condensed display face), m13 (fat slab serif), Mineola, Hunk (fat all-caps display face).
Creations from 2011: Zurdo (handprinted).
Typefaces from 2012: Shockproof (a tall display face).
Typefaces from 2013: Arcation (techno).
Fontsquirrel link. Klingspor link. Kernest link.
View Alec Julien's typefaces. [Google]
Hanoded is the foundry (est. 2010) of Dutch designer and photographer David Kerkhoff, b. Epe, 1969. In its first year, Hanoded was a free font outfit specializing in handwriting and hand-printed faces. Its creations could be seen at Dafont, Abstract Fonts and Fontspace. Klingspor link.
In 2011, he went partially commercial via MyFonts. His typefaces became more diversified and are quite stunning at times:
- A: Abysmal Gaze (2011. scratchy face), Aderyn (2012: a poster family), Aint Nothing Fancy (2010). All Over Again (2010), All Over Again All Caps (2010), Allez Hop (2011), Americain (2012, constructivist), Antisocial Behavior (2010), Artful Dodger (2012, a grungy Clarendon), AshesToAshes (2010), Ashtanga (2013, curly caps), Au Revoir (2012).
- B: BadPaintjob (2010), Balagan (2010), Baznat (2010), BehindDirtyBlinds (2010), Black Mark (2012, a heavy brush face), Bottle Shop Faded (2010), Brooklyner (2013: an art deco caps face based on the typeface used for The Brooklynite, a magazine from the 1920's), Bullet in your Head (2010). Business As Usual (2011, scratchy).
- C: Canned Whale (2012, outlined and hand-printed), Carbonara (2011, grungy typewriter), Carte Blanche (2012, a gorgeous arched / sketched caps face), Castanea (2012, a painter's font), Celluloid Bliss (2010), Charons Obol (2011, scary brush face), Cheat Sheet (2013, handwritten), Chunky Chicken (2013), DK Clair de Lune (2012, an exquisite curly poster font), Codswallop (2011, fat hand-printed), Corner Shop Chique (2010), Couldnt be bothered (2010), Courant (2011, grungy blackletter), Crayon Crumble (2011, chalk face), DK Crayonista (2012), Criss Cross (2011), Cubissimo (2013, a cubist geometric font inspired by a 1929 poster advertising a museum exhibition), Cul de Sac (2010, 3d outline face, hand-printed and sketched).
- D: Deco Pimp (2011), Die Bruecke (2013, a woodblock printing emulation typeface named after the Die Brücke movement), DK Allez Hop (2011). Don Quixote (2011. nice grunge calligraphic hand), Drawing Blood (2010).
- E: Early Morning Coffee (2012), Ersatz Quality (2010).
- F: Face Your Fears (2011), FairNSquare (2010), Fallout Font (2010), Fantastique (2012, a 3d hand-printed caps face), Fat Little Piggy (2010), Father Frost (2012), Fiebiger Eins (2013, an art nouveau / arts & crafts face after a 1908 poster by Franz Fiebiger), Fiebiger Zwei (2013), Fledermaus (2012: Fledermaus ("bat") was a cabaret theater from Vienna. The original Jugendstil decor was designed by Josef Hoffman and several posters, advertising performances, were designed by other members of the Vienna Workshop. The Fledermaus font was based on a 1907 poster by Bertold Löffler.; the missing glyphs were created by Kerkhoff), DK Formosa (2012).
- G: Galangal (a phenomenal poster face that plays on thick and thin, in the style of Horst Caps), Gerards Gold (2010, script face), GerardsGold (2010). Ghost Reverie (2010, a scratchy family), Grafiker (2013, a brush face loosely based on the work of designers Oskar Kokoschka (1886-1980) and Jean Carlu (1900-1997)), Gulag Decay (2010).
- H: Hanoded Hand (2010), Hanoded-Heavy (2010), Harimau (2012, a rounded children's book font), Harrumph (2011, a fat poster lettering family), Hasty Tasty (2011), HaraldRunicDEMO (2010), Heckel (2013, a German expressionist hand-drawn typeface based on the handwriting of Erich Heckel (1883-1970), a founding member of Die Brücke, a group of German expressionist), Hedgehog Hans (2012, comic book typeface), Hex (2012), Hieratic Numerals (2010), High Tea (2012), DK Himmelblau (2012, art nouveau font based on a poster from 1902 made by the Künstlerbund Hagen), Huggin and Muninn (2012, script face), Hummus Chips Salat (2010).
- I: Inky Fingers (2013, a fat finger font), Interstellar Erosion (2010), Ishtar (2012: spooky brush font).
- J: Joe Schmoe (2011, hand-printed), Jubileum (2013), Just Before Liposuction (2010).
- K: Kerberos Fang (2011), Keswick (2013, a lipstick font created using a 6B pencil), Fat Kitty Kat (2013), Kokomo (2012, 3d and outlined), Kolkata Hotelroom (2010), Koshatnik (2011, all caps brush face), Kubikajiri (2011, an India ink brush face), DK Kundalini (2013, curly), Kunstschau (2012: a beautiful poster font that was modeled on a stamp, designed by Austrian artist Bertold Löffler, for the Kunstschau 1908 exhibition in Vienna), Kurkuma (2013, a wonderful poster caps face), Kusukusu (2011, hand-printed), Kwark (2013: a 3d poster font).
- L: Lampion (2012, a condensed unicase hand-drawn face), Leakage (2010, ink splash face), DK Limoen (2012, shadow outline face), Lokomotiv (2012, an art deco caps face based on poster for the 1930 Geneva Motor Show), DK Louise (2012, art deco, cubist: based on the art of Louise Marie (lou) Loeber, a Dutch painter).
- M: Maduki (2013), DK Mama Bear (2012), Mary Ate a Little Lamb (2010), Mayonaise (2011), Meshuggeneh (2013---crazy fool on Yiddish; a twisted 3d typeface), Midnight Hour (2011), Moi Non Plus (2011), DK Monsieur Le Chat (2012, curly face---can't wait for Madame La Chatte...), Moonlight Shadow (2010, a nice scribbly pair of fonts), Mosca (2013), Mothman (2011, a spooky scratchy face).
- N: Nakata (2012, a great notebook style script), Nanuk (2013, an outlined 3d typeface), Neues Bauen (2011). Nightbird (2011, blood drip face), Northumbria (2012: modeled on original 7th and 8th century monastic gospel books from Northern England), DK Nutnik (2012, a mural paint font), Nyctophobia (2010, brush face).
- O: Obrigado (2012, rounded art deco face), Oei (2010), Oomph (2010), DK Oyuki's Ghost (2013, scratchy scary typeface made with a steel pen and Chinese Ink---the name comes from a painting by Maruyama Okyo (1733-1795), which depicts his mistress who died young. Maruyama Okyo claimed she haunted him in his sleep).
- P: Pardesi (2013, a fat marker pen font), Pawn Shop Pretty (2010), Petit Oiseau (2013), Pimpernel (2012), Pinda (2011), P.I. (2011, grungy typewriter), Pingo (2012, display face), Pinkus (2013, a caps-only poster font), Pisang (2013, an all caps poster font), Plakkaat (2011), Porcupine Pickle (2011), ProjectX (2010), ProjectY (2010), ProjectZ (2010), Promedanenmischung (2010), Psycho Killer (2013), Pumpkin Soup (2013: a poster typeface), DK Pusekatt (2013).
- Q: Quid Pro Quo (2011, scratchy calligraphic), Quilted Butterfly (2010), QuoVadisQuasimodo (2010).
- R: Rabbit on the Moon (2011, children's typeface), Rainforest (2010). Rat Infested Mailbox (2010), Retch (2013, frightening scratchy script), Rum Doodle (2013), Rumpelstiltskin (2011, comic book family), Runic Series [Gunfjaun Runic (2010), Modraniht Runic (2010), Leakage (2010), Hyrrokkin Runic (2010), Harald Runic (2010). Gunnar Runic (2010), Nidhogg Runic (2010), Skraeling Runic (2010), Sleipnir Runic (2010), Tjelvar Runic (2010), Yggdrasil Runic (2010), Graip Runic (2010), Fenrir Runic (2010), Beowulf Runic (2010)], Rusty Cage (2011).
- S: Same Same but Different (2010), DK Samhain (2012, brush face), Sammy Boy (2011, fat poster face), Satsuma (2013, a poster face), Saturday Sunday Monday (2010), Scurvy Dog (2011, scratchy hand), Secret Diary (2013: hand-printed), Sheepman (2012), Shesek (2011, a fat finger face), Single Malta (2010), Sirius B (2013, poster font), Sketchy Smiley (2010, smilies), Sketchy Smiley II (2012), Skratch (2010, broken glass face), Sleepy Time (2013, hand-printed), Sleight of Hand (2010), Slipstream Sweetheart (2010), Sobriquet (2012: a wonderful antique poster face), Souplesse (2013), Spiderlegs (2011. Images: i, ii), SquareOne (2010), SquareOneGrunge (2010), Squint (2013, squarish), Suco de Laranja (2012), SundayMonday (2010), Sweet Steeffie (2010). Syphon Spritz (2010, a great curly script; a Pro version appeared in 2010 at CheapProFonts).
- T: That Little Piggy (2010), Thievery (2012, curly script), This Little Piggy (2010), Trashtype (2011, grungy), Tripping on Acid (2010), Trollslayer (2011, brush face), Twelve Weeks Pregnant (2010), Tzeva Tari (2010, grunge Hebrew).
- U: Ugh (2010).
- V: Ventana (2013, created using Chinese ink and a bamboo pen), Vermilion (2013, hand-printed poster face), DK Viareggio (2012, an art deco font Viareggio is based on the handlettering found on a 1931 poster, advertising the carnival of Viareggio), Vienna Workshop (2012, an art nouveau typeface based on some of the artwork produced by Vienna Workshop artists, in particular that of Koloman Moser), Vox Populi (2012, medieval).
- W: Warpspeed (2010), Wayang (2013, influenced by Indonesian puppets), Weekend Warrior (2010), Welt Schmerz (2012, a post-art nouveau face based on a 1910 poster from Austria), WetDream (2010), WindshieldMassacre, With A Twist (2011).
- Yellow Balloon (2013, a fat poster face).
- Z: Zeebonk (2013, a tattoo font), Zonnig (2011).
Niedersachsen, Germany-based creator of the iFontMaker fonts HansWip (2011), Hans Typewriter (2011), HansNext2 (2011), HansWriter (2011, hand-printed typewriter face), KorresCond (2011, condensed hand-printed face), HansBlogFont (2011, fat outlined), HansOutFont (2010, outlined and handprinted), Hansserif (2010) and HandCrossFont (2010, outlined). [Google]
Harold Lohner was born in upstate New York in 1958. He received an MFA in printmaking from the University at Albany and is Professor of Visual Arts at Sage College of Albany. He began making fonts in 1997 and starting distributing them the next year through Harold's Fonts. He lives in Albany, NY, with his partner, Al Martino. Originally, most of his typefaces were freeware or shareware, but gradually, he started selling most on his site or via FontBros. His typefaces:
- Famous fonts: Boom Chicka (2013: a set of three cartoon fonts inspired by the poster for the Marilyn Monroe film, The Prince and the Showgirl (1957), designed by Bill Gold), Auteur (2007, after the handwriting in the opening titles of Jean Cocteau's The Beauty and the Beast, 1946), 12 to the Moon (2000, runes based on the Columbia Pictures movie "12 to the Moon"), Aardvark Café (2000, extrapolated from the famous Hard Rock Café logo), BENSFOLK (2000, adapted from the work of Ben Shahn, in turn adapted from "folk or amateur" alphabets. Font originally developed for The Arts Center of the Capital Region.), BENSFOLK CONDENSED (2000), Bensgothic (1998), BensgothicLigatures (1998), CALAVERAS (2002, a take on Daisyland), Comet Negative (2000, based on the logo of Country Music Television (CMT)), Comet Positive (2000), HonestJohns (2000, based on the lettering in the classic Howard Johnson's restaurants logo), METRODF (2000, based on the Mexico City subway's lettering), Radio (2002, derived from the old NPR (National Public Radio) logo).
- Handlettering: Frank the Architect (2004, +Bold, 2009: after the lettering of architect Frank Ching), National Archive (2009, calligraphic), Rough Draft (2009, sketched font), Greg's Hand (2009), Rudland Hand (2007, inspired by the work of the British artist and designer Peter Rudland), Gamera (2006), Directors Script (2006, based on a film credits script from the 1940s), National Archive (2005, based on the lettering of Timothy Matlack, who wrote the Declaration of Independence), Frank the Architect (2004, based on Frank Ching's lettering, which also gave rise to the Tekton family), Imitation (2003, inspired by the handlettered titles of the film Imitation of Life (1959), directed by Douglas Sirk and artdirected by Richard H. Riedel), Imitation Two (2004), antiestablishment (2000), Christmas Card (2000, based on the handlettered opening titles of the film "It's a Wonderful Life", Art Director: Jack Okey. This font was retired and replaced in 2006 by Testimonial), Espangle (2002, as the lettering for El Corte Ingles), Dad's Recipe (2000, based on his dad's handwriting), Greg's Hand (2001, Greg Smith's writing), Greg's Other Hand (2002), Kaela (1998, reshaped and extended in 2006), Marker Man (1999), Synch (2000, with Phil Campbell, inspired by the work of the artist Stuart Davis), Synchronous (2000, based on Syncopated Script, again made with Phil Campbell), Syncopated Script (1999).
- Blackletter: Waldorf Text (2011, after a 1914 original), Waldorf Heavy Illuminated (2011), Manucrypt (2011), Rude Goth (2007, grunge blackletter), Alsace-Lorraine, Benighted, Chinese Gothic, Christmas Card II, Kombine Regular, Kombine Kursiv (2000), Olde Chicago.
- Woodtype: Blacktops (caps, 1999), Blacktop Small Caps (1999), Cinderella (1998). The Western font Cattle Annie (2006) is an unauthorized digital interpretation of the analog font "Les Catalanes." According to ABZ: More alphabets and other signs by Rothenstein and Gooding, it was designed in 1952 by Enric Crous-Vidal (1908-1987) but was never produced.
- Stencil fonts: JJ Stencil, JJStencilLight (2000, inspired by the work of Jasper Johns), JJStencil Wet, JJStencilMedium, Sideshow (2000, based on the stencilled lettering on a vintage Ouija board), JJStencilSolid (2003), StencilFour (2001, inspired by the logo of Channel 4 (UK); reworked in 2006 into Oaktag), StencilFourReversed (2001).
- Western: Oklahoma (2006, based on the title of the film by that name), Captain Howdy (1999, 2000, Western font based on the lettering on a Ouija board).
- Fraktur fonts: Benighted (2002), AlsaceLorraine (2000), Chinese Gothic (2000), Kombine Regular (2000), Kombine Kursiv (2000).
- Revived Letraset fonts: BLOCK UP family (2000, based on the font family by the same name by Sally Ann Grover (1974) for Letraset), Good Vibes (2001, based on the analog font "Good Vibrations" by Trevor Hatchett for Letraset, 1973), GoodVibesBackbeat (2001), ObliqueTextBold (2000, based on a Letraset font called Obliq, 1984), ObliqueTextLight (2000), ObliqueTextMedium (2000), Wireframe (2000, based on the Letraset font Bombere designed by Carla Bombere (or Carla Ward)).
- Art deco fonts: Cartel (2005, simply gorgeous), based on the lettering of the 1936 movie by that name), Crazy Harold (2009), Road Jester (2009), Onion (2003), Roberta (2003, based on a font of Bob Trogman, 1962), Roberta Raised Shadow (2003), Boomerang family (1998-2000), LeFilmClassic family (2000, based on the classic Art Deco font of the same name, originally designed by Marcel Jacno and released by Deberny&Peignot, 1927), LeFilmLetters (2000), LeFilmShadow (2000), PopUps (1998, a 3-d art deco font for signboards), Tapeworm (1998, based on the work of artist Ed Ruscha), Farouk (2001, a five-line art deco font, based on an analog font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; in fact, the original source should be Fatima, a font designed by Karl Hermann Schaefer in 1933 at Schriftguss, and a copy of it at FT Française was called Atlas (1933). Lohner renamed Fatima to Atlas at some point, and added Atlas Solid, still in 2001).
- MICR fonts: CMC7 (1998).
- Dingbats: Everyday People (2013, silhouettes), Bingo Dingo (2011, inspired by the classic Mexican game, Loteria), Essene Dingbats (2005), Chapeau (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Corset (2005, inspired by the 1902 Sears Catalog), Harold's Pips (2004), Alpha Bravo (2003), Rebus, AmericanCheese (1999), Candide Dingbats (1999, a reclinming women dingbat face based on decorations designed by Rockwell Kent for "Candide," circa 1928), Maritime Flags (2000), New Year Dingbats (1999: Japanese patterns).
- Monospace fonts: Chica Mono (2000, based on Apple's Chicago; not really monospaced, by the way), Queer Theory Black, Bold, Regular and Light (1999).
- Arabic simulation faces: Alhambra (2006), Alhambra Deep (2006).
- Oriental simulation fonts: Bruce Mikita (+Solid) (after a metal font by the same name; Dan Solo calls it Lantern), Pad Thai (2006), Mystic Prophet (2002, inspired by Ouija boards), Chines Gothic, Font Shui (inspired by a style of hand-lettering illustrated in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell (Padell, 1946), Rubaiyat Shadow and Inline, Seoul (Korean font simulation), Shazi, Twelve to the moon, Chow Fun (2001, an oriental simulation face based on a sample of hand lettering identified as "Crooks' Stencil Designed Alphabet" in Alphabets: Ancient&Modern, compiled by J. B. Russell and published in 1945 by Padell Book Co), Quasi (1998).
- Cartoon fonts: Laughtrack (2009, based on the work of the cartoonist Jerry Robinson), CokerOne (2000, based on the work of cartoonist Paul Coker Jr), Coker Two (2000) (note: therse fonts were erroneously named. They were renamed to Denney because of this: "The lettering in the fonts you have was developed by Alan Denney at Hallmark in the late 1950s. He also worked for American Greetings Hi Brows from 1960 - 1966 and then returned to Hallmark.... And he later went to a different lettering style when Shoe Box cards became Hallmark's funny card line replacing Contemporary Cards. Alan retired from Hallmark in 1993 and died two years later."), ZITZ (2000, based on the hand lettering in the King Features daily strip "Zits" by Jim Borgman and Jerry Scott), Ohmigosh (2007: 12 styles of comic book lettering).
- Dot matrix fonts: Fortuna Dot (2001).
- Pixel fonts: Larcher (based on a modular font designed by Jean Larcher).
- Medieval script fonts: Sonnet Italic&Swash (2009), Galathea (2000, based on a classic analog font of the same name, "Originalerzeugnis von J. S. Schelter&Giesecke, Leipzig").
- Fonts made in 2013: OK Monograms (retro-futuristic), Splunge (based on Franklin Gothic).
- Fonts made in 2012: Humerus (Halloween font inspired by the opening credit sequence of Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, 1948), Retrospace (inspired by the hand-lettered opening credits of the film Some Came Running (1958)), Toynbee Idea (free font based on Toynbee tiles), Hymn (scanbat).
- Fonts made in 2011: Institute Stamps (grunge), Magic Carpet, Shoemaker (shoe stitch face).
- Fonts made in 2010: Salmagundi (grunge), Dynamotor (like Dynamo, which was designed by K. Sommer and first released in 1930), Poignant (inspired by the hand-lettered film titles of certain mid-1900s films from Twentieth-Century Fox, including "All About Eve", "Gentleman's Agreement" and "No Way Out."), Pharmacy MMX (unicase), Karta (3d face), Flores MMX.
- Fonts made in 2009: Wexley (revival of a VGC font called Wexford), Sonnet (based on the printed text of Shakespeare, 1609), Fashion Brush, Fashion Script, Imitation One, Two, and Three, Generation B (all at Font Bros), Gainsborough (2009, an art deco face inspired by the hand-lettered titles of an Alfred Hitchcock film, The Lady Vanishes (1938)), Comfy (FontBros: inspired by an example of "Pinselschrift" (brush lettering) by Wilhelm Dechert), Sirena (FontBros: inspired by the hand-lettered opening titles of the film I Married a Witch).
- Fonts made in 2008: Alumino (inspired by Saul Bass's design for the aluminum company Alcoa), République (four fonts inspired by Paris Metro signs---not the familiar Art Nouveau "Metropolitain" signs, but the later Art Deco design by Adolphe Dervaux), Handbill (based on rubber stamps), Flash Mob, Pen Script Monograms, Royal Wedding (commercial set at Font Bros), 2 Clover Monograms, 4 Heart Monograms, Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Tricot (lettering as done on a sweater, after a design by Nancy Stahl), Silverliner (based on the opening titles of the 1951 Hitchcock movie Strangers on a Train), Carbon Copy, Bracelet Mongrams.
- Fonts made in 2007: Aeolian, Pub Bites, Barril and Barril Doble (a digital interpretation of the 1970s Neufville font Barrio), Circle Monograms, XOXO (grunge), Safety Pin (inspired by the cover of the June 1946 Ladies Home Journal), Swizzle Script (a script based on Stylescript, 1940, Sol Hess: compare with Coronet and Trafton), New England (script), Madfont (after MAD magazine's logo), Quince (a brush version of Klumpp's Murray hill), Plumber's Gothic, Gamera.
- Fonts made in 2006: Humdinger (comic book lettering), Stella Dallas (a Koch Antiqua style face based on he hand-lettered titles of the film Stella Dallas), Foam Light, Mean 26 Sans, Mean 26 Serif, Gaudi, Lapis Lazuli (3 calligraphic fonts based on Dan X. Solo's Papyrus), Garden, Boston Line and Philadelphia Line (inspired by Boston Line Type, developed in the 1830s by Samuel Gridley Howe for use in raised-letter printing for the blind; the Philadelphia Line fonts were inspired by another raised-print font, this one developed by Julius Friedlander and adopted in 1837 by his Philadelphia school, now the Overbrook School for the Blind), Honeymoon (a script based on the Holiday Inn lettering), Blooper and Bloop Script (after Cooper Black and Brush Script), Roman monograms.
- Fonts made in 2005: Don Semiformal, Fabulous Prizes, Valentin (inspired by the work of Valentin Haüy, creator of the first books for the blind), Chelt Press (a grungy Cheltenham), National Debt, Pub Smooth (followed in 2007 by Pub Bites), Baronial Monograms, Vine Monograms, Thaleia (revival of Thalia), Harold's Monograms Bold, Blockograms, CarmenMonograms, Profiler, Goya, Jest, Chaser, Rebus (dingbats), Dilemma, The Birds, CVelestial Alphabet.
- Fonts made in 2004: Snowflake Monograms, Upbeat Demi, Pessima, White Birch, Artistamp, Entwined Monograms, Project, Dirty Finger, Koch Dingbats, Yard Sale, Shield Monograms, Gainsborough (inspired by the hand-lettered titles of the Alfred Hitchcock film "The Lady Vanishes", 1938), Jim Dandy (an interpretation of the 19th century face Jim Crow), Gaumont (based on the hand-lettered titles of the film The 39 Steps (1935), a Gaumont-British Picture, directed by Alfred Hitchcock), Imitation2, Sunset, Bend It, Pretz, Cantabile, Echo, Skidz, Columbia Stamp, Trudeau Sans (a companion of his architectural face Trudeau), Frank the Architect (2004, a Frank Ching-inspired face not unlike Tekton).
- Fonts made in 2003: Card Characters, Pieces, Harlequin, Hexagrams&Octograms, Popstars, Level, Peace, Collegiate Monograms, Bead Chain, Marquee.
- Fonts made in 2002: Level, Backhand Brush, Joggle, Script Monograms, Brickletter, Font Shui (oriental simulation), Heartland (for Valentine's day), Melodymaker (for music), Antiestablishment, Penmanship, RingTV, Cabaletta (now called Roosevelt), Graceful Ghost (caps based on an 18th century French design by Pouget&fils), the Ixat family (grunge fonts), PalimpsestBlack (grunge font), PalimpsestDark, PalimpsestLight, PalimpsestRegular, Pearlie, Repent (based on the work of American folk artist Jesse Howard), WillingRace (upper and lower case together).
- Fonts made in 2001: Carmen Caps, Crazy Harold (2001, based on a font of the same name, as illustrated in Paul E. Kennedy's "Modern Display Alphabets"; extended to 8 weights in 2006), Easter Parade (brush script), Famous Label (pen lettering), FLORES (based on a florist's sign in Valencia, Spain), FONT ERROR, Guadalupe (Mexican simulation face), GuadalupeDos, HMBlackDiamondThree, HMBlackDiamondTwo, HMBlackOvalThree, HMBlackOvalTwo, HMWhiteDiamondThree, HMWhiteDiamondTwo, HMWhiteOvalThree, HMWhiteOvalTwo, Handmedown, Hymn, KaffeehausNeon (based on Kaufmann), PubSmooth (a variant of the classic font Publicity Gothic), Roselyn (a script font based on a font in "Lettering and Alphabets" by John Albert Cavanagh), RubaiyatDoubleLine, RubaiyatEngraved, RubaiyatInline, RubaiyatOutline, RubaiyatShadow, RubaiyatSolid, SanitaryBoldCaps, SanitaryDemi, SanitaryRegular, Shazi, ShaziGhost, Subtext (grunge font).
- Fonts made in 2000: Arrobatherapy, Barbeque, Black Oval Monogram, Bruce Mikita (oriental simulation), Bruce Mikita2, Cantabile, CantabileAlternate, Celestial Alphabet, the Goya family (extrapolated from the logo of the GOYA food products company), King Harold (inspired by the lettering on the Bayeux Tapestry), KingXmas, KingXmasStars, KochQuadratFill, KochQuadrat, KochQuadratGuides, KochQuadratInline, KochQuadratOutlines, Koch Rivoli, Lab Rat, Law School (based on the architectural lettering at Albany Law School, Albany, NY, now named Trudeau, after a design by architect Robert Louis Trudeau), Milky Way (based on a style of hand lettering by Ross F. George included in 1930s Speedball lettering books), MilkyWayTwo (2001), Neurotoxin, Pharmacy, Punchhappy (holes in letters, influenced by Apostrophe's Toolego?), Punchhappy Shadow, Quarterround, Quarterround Tile (a kitchen tile font), RedCircle (based on the lettering on Eight O'Clock brand coffees), Ringpin, ScarletRibbons (inspired by a Speedball lettering book from the 30s by Ross F. George), Screwball (font in memory of Madeline Kahn), Solemnity (an uncial font modeled on the analog font SOLEMNIS by Günter Gerhard Lange, 1952), ThreePartySystemA, ThreePartySystemB, ThreePartySystemC, Vasarely (named in honor of Op artist Victor Vasarely; based on a modular font by Jean Larcher).
- Fonts made in 1999: BrideOfTheMonsterStencil, Bubble Gum Rock A and B (1999-2002), CheltPressDark, CheltPressDarkVariegated, CheltPressLigh, CheltPressLightVariegated, CheltPress, Esquivel, EsquivelEngraved, Fulton Artistamp, MADFONT, Smellvetica, SmellveticaOutline, Vedette Blanche (movie roll font), VedetteNoire.
- Fonts made in 1998: BrideOfTheMonster (caps and numbers are based on Rudolph Koch's Neuland), Cheapskate family, Dominican (coffee bean bag font), Landmark, OldeChicago (based on the Apple Chicago font), Ricecakes, SavingsBond extended in 2006 to National Debt, National Debt Hilite and National Debt 3D), StampAct, StampActJumbled, Thanksgiving, Virile Open, Virile Solid.
- Typefaces from 2011: Bingo Dingo (dingbats inspired by the classic Mexican board game, Lotería), ManuCrypt (blackletter), Waldorf Text (blackletter).
- Typefaces from 2012: Curator (a compact handwriting font), Seafare (circus style face), Hardline (op art prismatic style), London (inspired by London, Susan Kare's bitmap-style Olde English designed for Apple in the early 1980s. Variations include cross-stitch, harlequin (black and white diamonds), and shaded (diagonal lines)).
Link at Dafont. . Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
[Open Source Publishing (or: OSP)]
Heikki Morgan Hämäläinen
Heinz J. Kriele
[Wilhelm Dreusicke and Co]
Helene Uhl is a graphic designer in Frankfurt, Germany. She created the free typewriter typeface Linowrite (2013), which is based on American Typewriter.
Dafont link. Aka Lennard Glitter. [Google]
Creator of the old typewriter face Olivetti Type 2 (2010). [Google]
[Arkandis Digital Foundry]
Creators of two shareware fonts, Stalker1, Stalker2 (1997, old typewriter).
Alternate download site. Another site. Check also here. Dafont link. [Google]
House of Burvo
UK-based foundry of Matthew Burvill (b. 1984, Kent, UK) located in Colwyn Bay, Wales. Fonts: the art deco stencil faces Burvo (2007), Baby's Definate Hit (2007, art deco heavy stencil) and Indivisual (2007), Killer (2007, octagonal), Bürvo Konstrukteur (2007, octagonal), Angel of Death (2007, techno), Neg Space (2007, pixelish), Beauty Full (2007, rounded), PUMP (2007, ultra black art deco), Architect (2007), Optical (2007, geometric, experimental), GHS (2010---GHS stands for Geometric Hairline Serif; high-contrast didone influences), Links (2010, modular), Checks (2010, borders), Neue Konstrukteur Square and Round (2010, an engineered, mechanical typewriter font), FreeDee (2010, 3d face), NK Fracht (2010, an octagonal family), Poster Hand (2010), Big Softie (2011, a fat round bubble gum face destined to become a hit), Sequencia (2011, a monospace and semi-monospace face done at Die Gestalten). MyFonts link. Behance link. Klingspor link.
View Matthew Burvill's typefaces. [Google]
Howard G. Bud Kettler
Designer from Lexington, KY, (1919-1999), most famous for creating Courier for IBM in 1955. He also created the monospaced Prestige Elite (1953; see here) for the IBM Selectric typewriters. URW has a digital version. Blurb in German.
Courier has seen many digital implementations. Excellent free ones include URW Nimbus Mono L and TeXGyre Cursor (2007). Courier 10 Pitch is a digital family by Bitstream. The Apple system font Courier is a 1990 typeface by Bitstream. Kettler (2002) is by Eric Olson. Courier New (2000) is published by Microsoft, with the help of Adrian Frutiger. The free Courier Prime family by Alan Dague Greene (2013) was specially designed for screenwriters.
A student in Uberlandia, Brazil, Patrick Gouvea, created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to Kettler.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View some digital typefaces created by or related to Howard Kettler. [Google]
HREF Free Fonts
Richard Gallagher's free font archive. Wonderful web presentation. Specializing in grunge and old typewriters. Windows TrueType only. Also added a links page. Alternate URL. [Google]
German typewriter company. Sample of the blackletter alphabet of one of their typewriters in 1934. [Google]
IBM AFP Font Collection
The collection includes the following families: Times New Roman, Helvetica, Courier, APL, OCR A&B, Prestige, Letter Gothic, Gothic Text, Boldface, Gothic Katakana. By IBM Printing Systems, Boulder, CO. [Google]
The type styles of the IBM Selectric Composer, which worked with typewriter balls:
Interestingly, but not surprisingly in view of today's corporate ethics, IBM "forgets" to mention that Theme is Optima, that Pyramid is Memphis, and so forth. [Google]
- Bembo (imitated by Aldine Roman)
- Century Expanded (called Century here)
- News Gothic (sort of imitated by Classified News)
- Copperplate Gothic
- Kis's Janson (imitated by Journal Roman)
- Times Roman (imitated by Press Roman). Includes Press Roman Symbol (Greek, Mathematical, Technical).
- Memphis (imitated by Pyramid)
- Optima (imitated by Theme)
- Ruling Font
IBM Selectric and Selectric II Type Fonts
Gifs of the fonts used on the old IBM Selectric type balls:
- 10 Pitch Type Styles: Advocate, Bookface Academic 72, Delegate, Orator, Courier 72, Pica 72, Prestige Pica 72
- 12 Pitch Type Styles: Adjutant, Artisan 12, Courier 12 Italic, Scribe, Prestige Elite, Courier 12, Elite 72, Letter Gothic
- Special Typing Applications: Light Italic, Script, Printing ANSI-OCR, Symbol 10, 108 OCR, Manifold 72, Symbol 12
Idealphabet was founded in 2008 by Alexander Aeschbach (Zurich, Switzerland). It sells these typefaces: Arc (a minimalistic hairline sans), Encyclo (slab serif), Wurst, Equilibrium (serif face), Signalo (humanistic sans family), Element (monospaced typewriter face), Eckig (experimental), Optional. [Google]
Designer of a dirty typewriter family at Elsner and Flake: Mono. [Google]
Frenchman (b. 1957) who started making fonts in 2010, after a career in illustration, comics, and video games. In 2010, he created the free fonts BabyJo (pixel face), Bayday, Chrom (beveled face), LaPresse (grunge), Muffaroo, Poppy, Poppydot, Spacecard, Strokewith, Strokeless, ToonLand (comic book lettering), ToonLandBlack, ToonLandShad, TrashToys (grunge), WorldColors (3d face).
In 2011, he published Francobelge (comic book face), Freepress (grunge), Gamix (Western titling face), Inmyroom (dingbats), Majestrick (calligraphic), Onomatopaf (comic book dings), Outerzone, OuterzoneB, Starz (dingbats), Stenstreet (grunge), Tram, Tramix (texture face), TrashToys02, War-Lettersn, Mixagex, Massive Dynamite (grunge), Not Well (grunge), Actu, Blck, Gling (texture face), HeRioz (silhouettes), Brightoon (cartoonish brush face), Muzo (ink spill face), Sharpy, Space Shop (dingbats), Pulp Dance (handprinted), Essef (art deco), Retro Sign (grunge), Labo (grunge), Exhausted, Komikoz, Puzzled, Toonimals (dings), Penstriped (sketch face), Cashier (grungy), Dan Hand, Hardwell (grungy caps), Colleged (athletic lettering), Goodjean (jeans texture face), Seaside Things (dingbats), Real Tek (techno), Zou (3d hand-printed caps), Painter, Border Line (grunge), Handout (grunge), Tract (grunge), Pulpatone (grunge), Logos I Love, Pal Antic (chancery hand), Twent (fat rounded display face), DoodFlow (dingbats), Afro Add (texture face), Crump (grunge), Big White, Dark Room (grunge), Manifesto (grunge), Tacketil (a FontStruct font), Otto Land (sketch face), Over (outline face), Under (brush dings), Baskertown (grunge), Nursery Tale, Panic (texture face), BlackNDot (ink spill face), Beyond (striped display face), Advert, Car Crash (grunge), Heartz, Starsteel, Smart Faces, Blackflag (a brushed blackletter), Dock 51 (grungy stencil), Lead (3d face).
In November 2011, he created a number of texture faces: Hotöcop, Pal Mod, Speedy (sketch face), Thirties Gold, Sunset GP.
Further 2011 faces: Poptivi, Shadow Mole, Super Modern Black.
Faces from 2012: Remanence, Winter Days (dingbats), Nowharehouse (grunge), Snuff (grunge), Cup of Tea (3d shadow face), Talk of the wall.
Typefaces from 2012: Egirlz (dingbats), Art Post (white on black poster lettering), Volutes (copperplate calligraphic script), From me 2 you (curly script), PS I Love You, Kolossal (caps only), Kraash, Alexandre (3d engraved headline face), Monstres de poche (dingbats), Alternate (grunge), Warning, Dreams (brush face), Headline Crack, Bump Pad (textured typeface), Carton (grungy white-on-black stencil face), Maybe maybe Not, Frames n Riboons (sic), Blackboard (sketched face), Logotronik (a 3d techno face), Big Bad Dogs (dingbats), Libre Expression (engraved copperplate typeface), Mecagothix (textured blackletter face), Destroy, Destroy Helpers, Buy More, Things we said (curly face), Lost Saloon (Tuscan), Salon de Coiffure (beveled), Brighton Pier (grunge), Motel Vacancy (grunge), Bates Shower (dripping blood typeface), Venus Furs (texture typeface), Showmen, True Men Tattoos (dingbats), Quicker (sketch font), Romanum Est (grungy Trajan face), Also (scratchy letters), Lazy Day (3d font), Pusher, Hard Dumb, The Idiot, Overflowing (grunge), Fast Foont (sketched), Melange (grunge), Jumbo Parade (circus font), Happy Monsters, Zozox (experimental), Magic Sound (packaging typeface), Arena Mascaras (dingbats), Top View (3d face), Flagadoum, Last King Quest, Rhythm n Blacks (textured face), Troll Sketched, Superpoz (a 3d painted typeface of exceptional beauty), HalloCuties (Halloween font), Gothik Steel (circus font), Silvestre Relief (3d titling face), Just Like That (comic book face), Numero 10 (athletic lettering), Tet de Mor (skulls), Facelook, Xmas Dad, Instant Marker, Ragtimer, Punk Dots (textured face), Onomato Vlam (comic book balloons), 8th Cargo (textured mechanical octagonal face), Zu Kabarett (creepy curly German expressionist face), Unusual Day One, Happy New One (party font), Xmas Doods, Xmas Doods 2, Higher, Usual Day One, Team 401 (athletic lettering), Doonga (comic strip letters), Killer's Move.
Typefaces from 2013: Them (fat brush), Ghost Code, Tiny Heroes (figurines), Over There (sci-fi), Higher than High, Abandon (sketched face), Broken Hearts, True Stories, A wolf at the door (wood style poster face), Elo Hand, Bots n Droids (dingbats), Toonimals 2 (dingbats), Halftoned Backup (textured face), Novlang (textured poster face), Come With Us, Ptits Pirates (pirate figurines), Board Dudes (skateboard dingbats), Big Bro's Watch (grungy), Doonga Slash (comic book face), Round About, Signz, Lethal League (grungy athletic lettering), Dark Times, Dandy Hat Trick, tardots (textured typeface), Dinoz (dinosaur dingbats), Big Surprise (fat script), Comix Loud, Arlequin, Fanzine Title, Scotch Taped, Phoenix (dingbats), Rock's Death (grunge), Tuamotu (textured), Trees Friends (dingbats), King Arthur Legend (blackletter), Fairy Strange, Flame On, Mystery, Money Go Round (ransom note font), Seven of One, Captain's Talk, Peaches en Regalia (sketch font), Wrong Board (textured or crayon typeface), Subito (comic book face), Extra Sales (signage face), Gimme Danger (grunge stencil), Alphabet City (graffiti font), Raleigh Rock, Rysky Lines, Splash, Good Vibers (comic book figurines), Tequilla Sunrise (3d shadow face), Graphers Blog, Star Waves, Splash, Action Comics, Wild Trails (wood plank typeface), Tiki Club (dingbats), Bad Striped (sketched face), Come With Me (paint drip face), Famous Oldies (textured face), Girly Toons (dingbats), Eshop Advert, Full Pack 2025, Dickson's Tale (a great grungy caps face), Hand Typewriter, Campus Relief (athletic lettering), ZalienZ (dingbats), Manga Style (oriental brush), Journal du Soir (letterpress emulation), Royal Delight (3d sketched face), Gothix Fate, Lettrisme (a letterpress ransom note font), NYC Zone 123 (graffiti face), Tedz (teddy bear dingbats), Merry Xmas, Last Day On Earth (textured typeface).
Dafont link. [Google]
Foundry based in Madison, WI, that sells most of its fonts, such as IMXSdes1, IMXSbuildings, IMXSdoors. Free fonts include IMXSarrows (1999), IMXStypew (1999, typewriter font), IMXSsym1 (1999), IMXSflares (1999). Logo truetype font service (20 USD). [Google]
Old typewriter font archive with about 20 fonts. Plus AgencyFB-Reg, Includes XBANDRough (1996 Catapult Entertainment), VT Corona (Susan Townsend), TrixiePlain (LettError), Royal Pain (InDigest AvantFonts; by Jeff Rentsch), and EFF Remington. [Google]
InDigest Press AvantFonts
Jeff Wrench (Jeff Rentsch) from Denville, NJ, showcases about eight fonts, and lets you download one. His faces: Glitch (free), Blurrd, Anarchy Mono (a hacker font), JumpCut (nice!), StatBar-SurgeSuppression, Cannibal Times, Royal Pain (old typewriter), RoyalFadeingNormal. [Google]
Foundry run by Klaus Herrmann from Düsseldorf, whose fonts are distributed by Precision Type and FontHaus. Fonts include basically all of David Rakowski's old shareware fonts. Through Intecsas, David Rakowski has finally gone commercial. The fonts are often redrawn, and have complete international character sets. The library contains 500 fonts, of which about 90 are based on David's old shareware fonts. Among the newer fonts, DwigginsFortyEight (1999).
Mark Johansson explains the history of Rakowski's fonts.
Atomic Type distributes their fonts as well.
Partial font list: Aaaaaaaargh Caps, Aarcover, Adineski, Adine Kernberg Script, Adriana Davidovsky, Air Supply, Alvin Caps, Aminal Initials, Anderson Script, Anne Stone, Avery Jean, Beffle, Bela Drips, Belgian Casual, Bellagio, Benjamin, Bizarro, Blasius, Braille Font, Brandenburger, Brookfield, Brooks Initials, Buffalo Bill, Cardboard Cutout, Carrick, Chalice, Charlotte Tile, Chinese Menu, Christensen Caps, Command Ment, Constructivist, Corsage, Crackling Fire, Crane Initials, Davys Blocks, Davys Dingbats, Davys Key Caps, Davys Big Key Caps, Davys Other Dingbats, Davys Ribbons, DeBellis, Deco Twenty Two, Dewhurst, Dieter Caps, Dilara Caps, Dinderman, Dorothy Initials, Dragonwick, Drawing Pad, Dubiel, Dupuy, Eileen Caps, Elizabeth Ann, Elzevier, Eraser Dust, Even More Face Cuts, Face Cuts, Fetch Scotty, Flicker, Forest, Frisch Script, Garton, Gessele Script, Gouda Old Style, Grab Bag, Gravestone Rubbing, Green Caps, Griffin Dingbats, Ground Hog, Harting (an old typ[ewriter font), Headhunter, Holtzschue, Horror Show, Horst Caps, Hunan Garden, Ian Bent, Jacobs, Jeff Nichols, Joanna Lee, Judy Finckel, Kastner Casual, KidStuff, Kinigstein Caps, Kioko, Konanur Caps, Korf Caps, Koshgarian Light, Kramer, Lee Caps, Legal Vandal, Lemiesz, Lilith, Logger, Lower East Side, Lucy Script, MalakaLaka-LakaLakaLaka, Man About Town, Mary Monroe, McGarey Fractured, More Face Cuts, Multiform, Munchner Initials, Nauert, Nitemare Caps, No More Face Cuts, Octagon, Paris Metro, Party Down, Pavelle, Phonetic, Pixie Font, Pointage, Polo Semiscript, Randolph, Rechtman Script, Relief, Reynolds Caps, Rhodes Roman, Rounded Relief, Rudelsberg Regular, Rumble, Saint Albans, Scratchy Pen, Showboat, Sjlausmann, Sprecher Initials, Starburst, Still More Face Cuts, Sturbridge Twisted, Taiga, Tejaratchi Caps, Thompson Pond, Toletto, Travis Brush, Trench, Trevor Light, Tucker, Tundra, Upper West Side, Varah Caps, Victoria Casual, Wedgie, Wein Initials, Wharmby, What A Relief, Will Harris, Yasmine, Zaleski, Zallman Caps.
At Will-Harris House, we find these fonts by David Rakowski: Cardboard Cutout, Dwiggins 48 (ornamental caps first designed by Dwiggins), Fetch Scotty, Gibbons (a great geometric Bauhaus-style font), Gravestone Rubbing, Greene&Greene (architectral lettering), Davy's Art Nouveau Initials, Gravestone Rubbing, Harting, Handscrifte, Lillith, Lillith Initials, Pointage, Rabbit ears, Rasta Rattin Frattin, Tenderleaf Caps, Tendril, Toletto (toilet paper alphadings), Will-Harris, and Zaleski. [Google]
Design company in Brazil run by Paulo W (b. 1970) from Recife. Paulo W is a gaúcho (Brazilian southerner), with interests in multiple areas, including poetry (he has published the digital opus Magical Book), graphic design and, most recently, type design.
Dafont link. MyFonts. MyFonts link. Abstract Fonts link. YWFT link. Behance link. Blog. Home page. Fonthaus. Monotype. Eshops. Facebook. Flickr. Klingspor link. Wordpress. Devian tart. T26. Linkedin. Identifont. Linotype. ITC. Faces.co. His typefaces:
- Free fonts: CornPop Three (borders), Too Good To Be True (2013, retro script), Blanchard Inland (2013), Living Together (2013), Arresto (2013, brush script), Hertziano (2013, non-connected fat script), Japanese Tourist (2013), Nouveau Never Dies Free (2013), The Beat Goes On (2012, fifties script), Stencix (2012), Figgins Brute Trash (grunge), Fontaniolo Beveled (2011, ornamental caps), Czech Gotika (2011), Random Dingbats (2011), Victorian Free Ornaments (2011), Rustic (2011), Armorial (2011), Woman Silhouettes (2011), The Nile Song (2010, hieroglyphics), Smith Typewriter (2009), Sign Flags (2010, semaphore dingbats), Senectus Morbus (2010), MesoAmerica (2010, Indian symbols), ClassicSketches (2010, dingbats), Columns (2010, dingbats of Greek and Roman columns), EasyCuneiform (2010), EasyLombardicTwo (2010), EasyOpenFace (2010, blackboard bold style), Egidia (2010), Significante (2010, dingbats with, e.g., gender symbols), WhiteDominoes (2010, domino pieces), Easy Heraldics (2010), Intellecta Heraldics (2010), Heraldic Devices (2011), KidingsFree (2010, dingbats), RoughTuscan (2010), The French (2009, Fleur de Lys dings), AprendizCaligrafico (2010), Volitiva (2006, Trajan caps and chancery lower case, all based on work by Ludovico Vicentino Arrighi), Gaivota (2006), KurrentKupferstichThin (2006), PaulKlein (2010), PaulKleinTwo (2010), PortuguesArcaicoLectura (2005), ReproxScript (2009, based on Jerry Mullen's Repro Script from 1953-1954), RickGearyHomage (2007, scanbats), WestBalaio (2006, ornamental caps), Corto Maltese (2006, scanbats), Renaissance Coiffure (2006), Renaissance Ornaments (2007), Renaissance Shoes (2012, free), TTF Tattoef (2006, tattoo-inspired dingbats), ExperiTypo5 (2006), Lower Metal (2006), Geometric Serif PW (2006), Geometric (2006), Geometric Petras PW (2006), War II Warplanes (2005), Carbono (2005), Times New Vespasian (2005), BoldBold (2005), Vengeance (2005), Doppleganger (2005), Chancelaresca (2005), Cursivo Saxonio (2005), Gotische Minuskel 1269 (2005: a Kanzlei Schrift after Dekan Hermann zu Soest, 1269) and Guto Lacaz (2005, dingbats).
- Richard Gans revival project: Gans Tipo Adorno, Gans Lath Modern, Gans Titular Adornada (2006), Gans Ibarra (2006), Gans Antigua (2006), Gans Antigua Manuscrito (2006), Gans Radio Lumina (2006), Gans Fulgor (2006), Gans Carmem Adornada (2006), Gans Italiana (2006, extensive Italian-style slab serif family), Gans Titania (2007), Gans Titania Adornada (2007), Gans Titular (2007), Gans Gotico Globo (2007: 9 styles by Iza W), Gans Royality (2007: 3 styles by Iza W), Gans Headpieces (2008), Gans Rasgos Escritura (2010: filets---followed in 2011 by Rasgos Escritura Nuevos), Gan Esquinazos (2010, frames), Gans Blasones (2010, shields), Gans Neoclassic Fleurons (2008), Gans Classical Fleurons, Gans Ding.
- Wood-inspired faces: Dead Wood Rustic (2007), Taranatiritza (5 wood type styles, after William Hamilton Page), Majestade (2007, by Iza W---two Tuscan style faces), Decorative Tuscanian (2007), Concave Tuscan (2010, wood type), Palermo (2007, by Iza W---Tuscan style family), Teatro (2009, Tuscan), Bruce Double Pica (2009, Tuscan; the Beveled weight is free), Antique Extended (2010, slab serif wood type), Dark Wood (2009, gothic), Dark Wood Beveled (2011).
- Charles Bluemlein's script revivals: Bluelmin Kisaburo (2013), Bluelmin Ralph (2012), Bluelmin Ronald (2012), Bluelmin Sandsfort (2012) and Bluelmin Benedict (2012). (2012).
- Blackletter: Salterio (2012, +Trash, +Three, +Gradient, +Shadow, +Shadow Two), Leothric (2011, bastarda), Bruce 532 Blackletter (2011, after George Bruce), Schneider Buch Deutsch (2007, +Trash, +Shadow, +Shadow Two), Schneidler halb fette Deutsch (2009, +Beveled), Schneidler Zierbuchstaben, Hostetler Fette Ultfraktur Ornamental (2007, blackletter caps), Gothic 16 CG (2007), Gothic 16 CG Decorative (2007, blackletter caps), Schneidler Grobe Gotisch (2008, Iza W, T-26), Allerlei Zierat (2008, ornament fonts based on a 1902 catalog of Schelter & Giesecke), Allerlei Zierat Capitals (2007), Psalter Gotisch (2009, a blackletter after the Benjamin Krebs blackletter face by the same name, ca. 1890), Münster-Gotische (2009, a blackletter family after a 1896 face by the same created by Schelter&Giesecke), Koberger N24 Schwabacher (2007), Student's Alphabet (2007, blackletter), Like Gutemberg Caps (2007), Nürnberg Schwabacher, Gotische Frame (2007: four framed blackletter styles by Iza W), Gotische (2007: ten ornate blackletter styles by Iza W), Gothic Garbage, Gothic Shadow, Gothic Trashed, Gothic Flourish (2009), Gotica Moderna (octagonal, blackletter), AltDeutsch (2007, four severe blackletter fonts by Iza W), Fin Fraktur, Gotische Bouffard, Heimat RGS, Gothic Handtooled Bastarda (2006), HostetlerFetteUltfrakturOrnamental (2007, blackletter caps), Gothic Handtooled Bastarda (2006).
- Historical revivals: Pantographia (2010: a digitization, as is, of several alphabets from Edmund Fry's Pantographia, 1799), Caslon2000, Caslon B, Delamotte Large Relief (2010), Figgins Brute (2007: 8 heavy Egyptian styles by Iza W based on Figgins' 1817 specimen book), Erased Figgins Brute (2007), Gras Vibert (2007, a didone family; followed by Gras Vibert Two in 2009).
- Erotic or human alphabets: American Way of Life (2011), Roman Silhouettes (2011), Silvestre Weygel (2007, named after Martin Weygel'a erotic alphabet from 1560, which in turn was based on Peter Flötner's 1534 alphabet), Gravure (caps face made of human silhouettes), Innocence (2007, dingbats of girls).
- Medieval chancery hand: Portugues Arcaico (2005, three medieval handwriting styles), Kurrent Kupfertisch (2006, a medieval hand done with Fernanda Salmona), Dovtrina Christam 1622 (authentic old manuscript face), Catania (2007, exquisite medieval caps in 3 styles by Iza W).
- Typewriter faces: Remix Typewriter (2012), Smith Trash (2012), Neo Bulletin (2010, +Trash), Remington PW (old typewriter face), Olivetti Linea (old typewriter face), Erased Typewriter 2 (2007: 4 styles by Paulo W), RIP Typewriter (2009), Shadow Typewriter (2007), Underwood Typewriter (by Iza W).
- Calligraphic: Bradstone Parker Script (after Zaner's penmanship), Jan van den Velde Script (2011, based on the penmanship of Jan van den Velde as illustrated in vna den Velde's 1605 book Spieghel der schrijfkonste; developed jointly by Paulo and Iza W), Penabico (2010, with Iza W); Penabico is a free interpretation of the copperplate script styles to be found in the Universal Penman, London, 1741, by George Bickham---it contains over 1500 calligraphic glyphs and 250 ornaments. Samples of Penabico: i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii, viii, ix), Easy Calig, Intellecta Mixed Script (2008), Spencerian Constancia (2008), Calligraphia Latina Soft4 (2010, quilled ornaments), Intellecta Script commercial (2009), Spencerian By Product (2009), Spencerian Palmer Penmanship Pro (2010), Indenture English Penman (2010), Calligraphia Latina (2008-2010, in weights called Soft2, Dense, 3, Soft4, Mixed, Square Edition).
- Victorian, Edwardian: Engel (2007, by Iza W in 15 styles that have a 1870s look), Compendium (Victorian), Costado (2009, a Victorian / Western face).
- Ornamental caps: Doppel Mittel Lapidar Azure (2012), Musirte Antiqua (2012), The House of Usher (2012), Peterlon (2012), Dolphus Mieg Alphabet (2011, +Two), Dolphus Mieg Monograms (2011), Human Nature (2011), English Arabesque Revival 1900 (2011), Imprenta Royal Nonpareil (2011), XVI Century Shaw Woodcuts (2011), Ichweis Caps (2011), Cherubim Caps (2011), Rara Beleza (2011), Gothic 1880 Revival (2011), Angelicaps (2010), Unnamed Caps Two (2010), VertiCaps (2010) Rebimboca Caps (2010), Rebimboca Beveled (2012, free), Rebimboca Gradient (2012, free), Rebimboca Trash (2012, free), Rebimboca Outlined (2012, free), Republica Presente (2010), Speedball Metropolitan Caps (2010, after a design by Ross F. George), Nice Initials (2010), Morphelic (2010), DurerGotischCapitals (2010), Egmontian (2007, ornamental caps family), Saducismus Triumphatus (ornamental caps), Vogus (Victorian caps), Victorian Ornamental Capitals (2009) and Frompac 1889 Arabesque (2007) [both are classical arabesques published in Ludwig Petzendorfer's Schriften-Atlas. Eine Sammlung der wichtigsten Schreib- und Druckschriften aus alter und neuer Zeit nebst Initialen, Monogrammen, Mappen, Landeskarten und heraldischen Motiven fur die praktischen Zwecke des Kunstgewerbes, 1889], Lettrines Petin (+Ornée), Numa Initials (2006), Gradl Initialen, Vampirevich (2009, ornamental caps), Paulus Franck 1602 (2006, ornate caps), Geodec (2006, baroque caps), HostetlerFetteUltfrakturOrnamental (2007, blackletter caps), Cadels (2007, ornate caps by Iza W), Manuscript XIV Century (2007, by Iza W--four Lombardic caps), Merona (2007, by Iza W--ten Lombardic caps fonts), Selena (2007, by Iza W---ornate Victorian caps), Leyenda (great Victorian era ornamental caps), Mixed Capital Style (2007, caps), Lenda (2008, capitals), Kidnaped at Old Times (2008, ornamental caps, ransom note style), Mortised Capitals, Is Not ABrazilian Font (handprinted blackboard bold caps), Robur The Conqueror (2009, ornamental caps), Georgia Capitals (2009), Decadence avec Elegance (exaggerated ornamental caps).
- The American Advertise series: American Advertise No. 9 (2008), American Advertise No. 17 (2007, 19th century caps), American Advertise 018 and 019 (2008), American Advertise Square Series (2007), American Advertise 003 (2012), American Advertise 004 (2010), American Advertise 005 (2010), American Advertise 006 (2010, alphadings), American Advertise 007 (2010, ornamental caps).
- Ornaments, fleurons: Unpublished Ornaments Two (2013), Classix (2012), Cornucopia of Dingbats (2012, +Two, +Three, +Four, +Five, +Six), Cornucopia of Ornaments (2013), Cornucopia Caligrafica (2012), Vintage Hands (2012), Human Silhouettes (2012; +Free, 2013; +Two, 2013; +Human Silhouettes Three, 2013; +Four, 2013), Easy Fleurons (2012), Floreale Two (2012), Neoclassic Fleurons Free (2011), Calligraphic Frames Soft (2011, +Two), Jugendstil Flowers Free (2011), Easy Ornaments (2011), Blasons (2011), Blasons Free (2012), Armorial (2011), Monograms Soft (2010, with Iza W), Easy Tiles (2010), Free Tiles (2010), Rough Fleurons Two (2010), Vegetable Breath (2010), Corn Pop Plus (2010), Mortised Fleurons (2010), Mortised Ornaments (2011), Mortised Ornaments Free Two (2013), Golden Times (2010), Stahlhelme und Kronen (2010), Rough Fleurons (2006), Nouveau Never Dies (2009, ornaments), GeodecBruceOrnamented6 (2006, after a sample from the Bruce Type Foundry), Grave Ornamental (2006), BlackOrnaments (2008), Hera Hedelix (2009, ornamental tiles), Mortised Ornaments (2009), Soft Fleurons (2007), Half Flower (2007), Frames 1 (2007, by Iza W), Flower Essences, Micro Fleurons (2009), Naturella (2009, leaf and grape dingbats by Iza W), Black Fleurons (2010), Easy Fleurons Two (2011), Intellecta Borders (2008, by Iza W), Intellecta Style (2007, borders).
- Fonts made before 2007: Bad Situation (2007, after a design by Freeman Delamotte from 1864), Benjamin Franklin (2007), Geodec Petras Enhanced (2006), Deutsche Poster (2006), FatFontGrotesk (2006), Orchis (2006, an art deco family by Iza W), Fantis (2006), Frompac (2006, with Iza W), Geodec Fog (2006), Intellecta Modern (2006), Intellecta Modern 2 (2006), Intellecta Romana Humanistica (2006), Advantage (2006, together with Iza W), Biza (2006, together with Iza W), Elegancy (2006, together with Iza W), Estiliza (2006, a sans family together with Iza W), Experitypo 4, Stairway to Heaven, Copperplate PW, Dings PW, Roger Dean, Gliphs PW, Luxeuil, Watchtower Bible 1965, Gabinete Portugues (11 fonts), Elara (2009), Xilografuras (dingbats), Beta, Alta, Paleolitica Nacional, Shakespeare Studs, Copperplate collection (5 fonts), Wine, Ampersamp, James Poem, Leal Conselheiro, Haeckel Enygma, Iza B, Of, Lementa (2006, ornate family), Pirates (dingbats), Wire Clip (2009), Divina Proportione (2009, dingbats), Tharagaverung (2007), Correo (2009, a nice manly bold face), Titivilus (2007, Roman lettering), Pirates De Luxe (2007, dingbats), Geodec Minuskel (2006), Geodec Spyral (2006), Copperplate Decorative (2006), Feosa (2006), Francesco Decorative (2006, Iza W), Geodec Petras Enhanced (2006), Ibarra Flourished (2006), Intellecta Decorative 017 (2006), Intellecta Decorative 018 (2006), Intellecta Slab Bold (2006), Kansas Decorative (2006), Pingente (2006), Sixties Living (2006), Caractere Doublet (2007), DeutschePosterSteinschrift (2007; by Iza W), GP Casual Script (2007), Colonia Portuguesa (2007), Contouration (2007), Deco Experiment 3 (2007), Floresco (2007), Flower Jars (2007, by Iza W---a very nice idea), Frutisis (2007), Intellecta Monograms (2007: 19 monogram fonts by Paulo W), Intellecta Monograms Random Sample (2012: several typefaces), Peloponeso (2007, by Iza W), Porcupine (2007, by Iza W), Southern Flight (2007, by Iza W---condensed), TTF TTTOEF 4 (2007, by Iza W---dingbats), GeodecBruceFlourished, HostetlerNormande, Victorian Ultra Parphernalia (2007), Angels (2007), Angels Free (2013), Mondrongo (2007), Oorlog (2007).
- Fonts in 2008: Das Riese (3d engraved caps, +Shadow), Economica (sans, T26), Antiqua Double 12, Bad Baltimore (+Beveled, +Typewriter), Calligraphia Latina (2008-2009, in weights called Soft2, Dense, 3, Mixed, Square Edition, Free), Fry's Alphabet, Grissom (bug dingbats, by Iza W), Latinish (by Iza W), Lettering Deco (by Iza W), Litho Romana Inland, Quadratta Serif (a slab serif by Fernando Diaz), TTF TATTOEF 7 (by Iza W).
- Fonts made in 2009: Eingraviert (engraved; scans: i, ii, iii), Eingraviert Beveled (2011), Greko Roman Oldstyle, Ortodoxa do oriente, Sans Square, Speedball (by Iza W, Victorian style), Speedball Western Letters (after Ross F. George's lettering), Elara (2009), Intellecta Roman Tall, Force Brute & Ignorance, Sunamy Caps, Starret, The Pilgrim (alphadings), Renaisperian (alphadings), Real Caps Two, Mateus Bold (4 bold styles), Intellecta Crafts (arts and crafts family), Bruce 1490, Bradley Dingies (five dingbat faces, after William H. Bradley), Allerlei Zierat Renaissance, Grave Plus, the grungy Monkey series (Victorian Monkey, Monkey Poesy, Monkey Messed Gutenberg Caps, Monkey Was Here, Monkey Insinuation, Monkey In The Middle Ages), Montezuma (dingbats), Grotesque and Arabesque, Calhambeque (old car dingbats), Eiger (2009, a 3d sketched headline face).
- Faces made in 2010: Polen, Pencraft (capitals were inspired in Swagger Capitals, an original design from Carl Stephen Junge, at Barnhart Brothers & Spindler; lowercase based Pencraft Specials, an ornamental variation of the Pencraft Oldstyle series, as displayed in the BBS catalog from 1922), Salamemingoe (children's hand), BarberPoles, Beware the neighbors (scary), BlackInitialText, CaligrafiaDivina, CornPop, CowboyHippie Pro, Grotesca3-D, Nardis, Senzacuore, Speedball Metropolitan Poster (2010, after a design by Ross F. George), TagWood, Tosca, TypographyTribute, Zooland, Bubbleboddy-Fat, bubbleboddylight-Light, Pretoria Gross (a Victorian family done with Iza W), Wood Font Five, Wood Font Four, Herr Foch (art nouveau), Rebimboca, Octagon French (a 3d beveled face due to George Nesbitt, 1838), Picuxuxo (retro futuristic, comic book style), Large Old English Riband, Ornamental Riband, Kidings (Dutch dingbats), Hostil (originally done in 2007: a headline family; followed by Hostil Shadow Two (free, 2012) and Hostil Gradient (free, 2012)), Grotesca, Heptagon French, Antiquariaat (condensed), Cortinado, Sanoxio (3d headline face), Violentia (grunge), Swirlies (spiral dings).
- Faces from 2011: Dia de los Muertos (fantastic skeletal masks), Inland Becker, Rasgos Escritura Nuevos, Jaggard Two, Naive Ornaments Black, Augustus (+Beveled: roman letters), Sayonara (oriental simulation face; the Beveled style is free), Trash Barusa (inline ornamental face), Free Ribbons, Black Ornaments Three, Calligraphia Latina Soft 5, Heraldic Devices Premium, Ornate Blackboards, Benjamin Franklin Beveled, Baltimore Typewriter Beveled, Bernardo Beveled, Van den Velde Script (a free interpretation of the work of the famous master penman Jan van den Velde, found in the Spieghel der schrijfkonste, in den welcken ghesien worden veelderhande gheschrifften met hare fondementen ende onderrichtinghe (Haarlen, 1605)), Indenture English Penmanship, Penmanship Birds and Ornaments (2012), Beware The Neighboors Shadow (texture face), White Free (shadow face), Delamotte Large Relief Beveled.
- Typefaces made in 2012: Porosa, Presto, Derradeira (signage script), About Sweet Memories (brush script), Intellecta Ribbons, Irrelevante (beveled caps), Laus Sus Chris (Christian dingbats), Unpublished Ornaments, Heavy Squared Writing (brush face), Mezcla Titan, Sweet About (retro script), Publicité, Hard to read monograms, Free Medieval, Doctor Polidori (initial caps), Mixed Silhouettes, Glosilla Castellana Cursiva (inline type family), Sayonax (a textured version of the oriental simulation typeface Sayonara), Wood Stevens (free), Rockabilly (fifties script), Interdite Script (heavy calligraphic face), Prismatica (free), Cristalid (free prismatic face), Zed Leppelin (free), Neo Bulletin Outline (free), Neo Bulletin College (2012), Victorian Free Ornaments (+Two), Spanish Army Shields (+Two), Varius Multiplex, Stephens Heavy Titling.
- Typefaces from 2013: Ribbon in the sky, Dreamer (a flowing upright semi-connected script), Vorname (blackletter), Barocque Capitals, Close To You (a rabbit-eared script), Wappen (heraldic shields), Eletroz (hand-printed), Morcrepito (blackletter), Metropolitan Poster Black, Animal Solihouettes, Intellecta Pointers and Hands, The Loyalist (script), Vonnegut (a left-leaning script), Perhaps Love (left-leaning script), So Lonely (script), Exposition (upright script), Plaster of Paris (connected script), Volstead (connected script), Versitia (connected script), Porongo (heavy brush script), Fat Fantasy, Das Krieg (soldier dingbats), Corn Pop Two (ornamental corners), Corn Pop Four, Astrodings, Vulnavia Sans (comic book face), Capitular Heraldica, Mirella Initials Ornamntals (a swashy calligraphic script; with Iza W), Carpete (retro script), Free Writer, Round Hand, Exclusivite (fifties script), Hertz Oscillations (fat retro script), Heavy Rock (fifties script), Raindrops (retro script), Ralph Walker (ronde), Exiles (retro signage script), Mr. Richmond Caps (art nouveau alphadings), Berengard Caps Two.
[io grafix tipografia]
Iñigo Jerez Quintana
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Spanish site with about 15 downloadable fonts, including the old typewriter font dyslexia, cafeta, and others. All fonts were designed by Iñaki Marquínez. His free and commercial work includes psychological damage fonts such as Anaiak, Aplomo, Bifidus, Cafeta, Collageno, Dislexiae, ElMono, Gabo6, Gara, Gripe, Juegos, Prima, Rectas, Sintecho.
Dafont link. Short bio and interview by Juan Carlos Pacheco. [Google]
Italian Institute with type classes led by Luciano Perondi. Aka Accademia di Belle Arti di Urbino. In 2008, they made the typewriter face Lekton (free), about which they write: The typeface has been designed at Isia Urbino by the students Luna Castroni, Stefano Faoro, Emilio Macchia, Elena Papassissa, Michela Povoleri, Tobias Seemiller, and the teacher Luciano Perondi (aka galacticus ineffabilis). Lekton is inspired by some of the typefaces used on the Olivetti typewriters. We thank Gianmaria Capello for his precious support. This typeface has been designed in 8 hours. Lekton is an open source project to which other people are invited to contribute. Dafont link.
In 2009, this was followed by another open source type family, Titillium, a clean organic sans that became quite popular. This huge typeface family made it to Google Web Fonts in 2012. The team says: The aim of the project is the creation of a collective fonts released under OFL. Each academic year, a dozen students work on the project, developing it further and solving problems. Any type designer interested in the amendment or revision of Titillium is invited to co-operate with us, or develop their own variants of the typeface according to the terms specified in the Open Font license. Besides Luciano Perondi, people involved in the direction of the project include Marcello Signorile, and Manuel Zanettin. Diego Gusti developed the first prototype of Titillium.
ISIA Urbino used to hold type design workshops. Examples: a monogram done in 1997-1998 by Michela Beccacece, another monogram from 1997-1998, the techno outline face Oracle (2002-2003) by Daniele Frattolin, Annamaria Mileo, Laura Testasecca, and Violetta Troina, Broderbund (2002-2003) by Laura Agostinelli, Francesca Ballarini, Elvira Pagliuca, and Alice Silvestri, the slab face Vivitar (2003-2004) by Alessandra Bicchi, Claudio Collina, Cinzia Quaglia, Margherita Vecchi, Dario Volpe, and Diego Zappelli, the futuristic face Syntellect (2002-2003) by Alessia Travaglini, Denis Imolesi Faraoni, Luca Piraccini, and Marco Comastri, the techno face Aspes (2003-2004) by Bisiac, Caroni and Comelli, the StarTrek face Fieldcrest (2002-2003) by Alessandra Schweiggl, Cornelia Hasler, Luca, and Giovanni Munari, the heavy display caps face Sharp (2003-2004) by Caterina Fattori, Marta Lettieri, Antonella Lorenzi, Alice Piazzi, and Roberta Paolucci, the typeface Canon (2002-2003) by Sonia Cattaneo, Sivia Pignat, Giulia Rizzini, and Claudia Stefanelli that was based on the logotype for Canon, the futuristic face Air New Zealand (2002-1003) by Chiara Cardascia, Giovanni Munari, Elisa Pellacani, and Susanna Tosatti.
Fontsy link. Font Squirrel link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Iza Wilma Lima Peixoto
Iza W is a Brazilian type designer who works with Paulo W at intellecta Design. Klingspor link. She created Kocham (2008, an art deco geometric face with dots centered in all letters), Orchis (2006, Intellecta Design), an art deco famliy in the style of Broadway. Other fonts, done with Paulo W at Intellecta Design in 2006: Advantage, Biza, Elegancy, Estiliza, Frompac. She designed DeutschePosterSteinschrift, Alta (5 styles), Apolo Decorative (Victorian era caps), Ariana, Black, Cresciesco (roman times lettering), Drianh (late 19th century styles), Easy Callig, Evangeliaire Uncial, Geodec N9 (high contrast sans family), Glaciana (decorative caps), Grid, Half Flower 2, Laureatus (Lombardic), Malvinna, Paola Decorative (caps), Passo Borgo (the ultimate spiky dungeon family), Schneider Kontrast (a 15-style art deco and ornamental family based on the work of F.H. Ernst Schneidler), and Questy (semi-slab serif) in 2007.
Productions in 2008: Basilissa (flowery caps), Calligraphia Latina Soft, Chyrllene (curly Victorian family), Clea (caps), Fridha (undrerstated and 3d calligraphy), Hostetler Kapitalen 2, Litho Romana Inland (a caps family), Ogden (calligraphic), Olivetti Typewriter (5 styles), Syl (frilly Victorian caps), Tissot (2008, fine caps), Triball (headline blackletter family), TTF TATTOEF 8 (tattoo dings). MyFonts says The mysteriously-named Iza W shares most of the development activities at Intellecta Design with Paulo W. She specializes in revivals of historic advertising types, specifically metal and wood display types of the Americas, from the early 19th to mid 20th century. and lists these fonts at the end of 2008 as having been designed by her: Advantage, Agua, Alta, AltDeutsch, Anatomy, Antiqua Shaded, Apolo Decorative, Ariana, Basilissa, Biza, Black, Boliche, Bruce Borders, Bruce Flourished, Bruce Hairline, Bruce Miscelania, Bruce Ornament, Cadels, Calligraphia Latina Soft, Catania, Centennial Script Fancy (+Three), Chancelaresca Spanola, Chyrllene, Clea, Cleo (Lombardic ornamental caps), Cresciesco, Deco Experiment 2, Deco Experiment 3, Deco Experiment 4, Deco Experiment 5, Deco Experiment 6 (2007), Deco Experiment 7, Deutsche Poster Steinschrift, Donald, Drianh, Easy Callig, Egipcia, Elara (2009), Elegancy, Engel, Estiliza, Evangeliaire Uncial, Faroeste, Feosa, Figgins Brute, Fin Fraktur, Flower Essences, Flower Jars, Fofucha (2007, a psychedelic typeface modeled after Seymour Chwast's Artone from 1968), Frames 1, Francesco Decorative, Fridha, Frompac, Fry's Alphabet, Furniet Roman (2008, after Fournier), Gans Animals, Gans Carmen Adornada, Gans Cornucopia, Gans Gotico Globo, Gans Italiana, Gans Royality, Gans Sport Club, Gans Titania, Gans Titular Adornada, Gans Transportation, Gans Vessels Fishes, Geodec Bruce Ornamented (2006, a tribute to George Bruce), Geodec Minuskel, Geodec N9, Geodec Petras Enhanced, Glaciana, Gloo Biloo (2010, spooky alphading face), Gothic Handtooled Bastarda, Gotische, Gotische Frame, Gottar (blackletter), Gradl Initialen, Grid, Grissom (insect dingbats), Grolier (caps), Grolier Beveled (2011, free at Dafont), Half Flower, Hannover, Hostetler Kapitalen, Imperio Romano (2009, roman heads), Intellecta Bodoned (+Two, +Trash), Intellecta Borders, Intellecta Crowns (royal crowns), Intellecta Grotesca Compacta, Intellecta Slab Bold, Intellecta Square, Intellecta Typewriter, Intellecta Typewriter 2, Japonesa (2010, oriental simulation), Julisa Script, Kocham, Latinish, Laureatus, Lettering Deco (2008, art deco, +Shadow), Litho Romana Inland, Littler Serifada, Magro, Majestade, Malvinna, Manuscript XIV Century, Merona, Missal, Monograms Soft (2010, with Paulo W), Naturella (2009, leaf and grape dingbats), Neretta (2008, +Italic), Numbers, Ogden, Olivetti Typewriter, Orchis, Palermo, Paola Decorative, Peloponeso, Porcupine, Questy, Remington Elite Typewriter, Samuello, Schneider Kontrast, Schneidler Zierbuchstablen, Schwandner Versalia (2010, ornamental caps based on an alphabet by Austrian penman Johann Georg von Schwandner), Schwandner Black Fleurons (2010), Schwandner Ornaments (2010), Selena, Sinfonia, Southern Flight, Speedball, Standard Typewriter, Suciellid, Sunamy (oriental simulation, after lettering by Ross F. George), Surrey (2008), Syl, Tissot, Tondella, Triball, TTF TATTOEF 4, TTF TATTOEF 6, TTF TATTOEF 7, TTF TATTOEF 8, Tuska, Underwood Typewriter (+Underscore), Uthan, Versatile Initials, Victorian Exotical Capitals, Warp, Woodball, Yanna, Zooth.
From 2009: Calligraphia Latina Soft3, Cantate (+Beveled), Remington Weather (old typewriter), Xyla (caps), Polen, Polen Two (2007), Arrius (calligraphic), Catilina, Pentagraph (upright connected script), Renania (calligraphic), Renania Double Line (free), Samantha (caps), Silius Engraved (caps), Stencil Intellecta (+Trash), Tatooyn, Urszula (caps), Victorio (caps), Elfort (formal calligraphy after Poppl Exquisite, a typeface by Friedrich Poppl), Pretoria Gross (2009), Holy Church (2009, blackletter), Holy Church Fleurons (2009), Single Silhouettes (2009).
Typefaces done in 2010: Penabico (a calligraphic script; with Paulo W), Baltimore Typewriter (a great typewriter family, with a black-on-white typewriter keys style added), Izouda (an art deco Broadway-style beauty), Bernardo (an italic family, with swash initials thrown in, named after Lucian Bernhard), Netuno, Supermarket (shop signage family), Bruce Influence (interpretation of Great Primer Ornamented No. 30, from the Bruce's TypeFoundry 1869 catalog), Pretoria Gross (a Victorian family done with Paulo W), Reliant (2010, with Dmitrij Greshnev: a free interpretation of Bernhard Schönschrift (Lucian Bernhard) and Liberty, which was designed by W.T. Sniffin for ATF in 1927, following the original designs by Lucian Bernhard), Reliant Limited (2012, free version).
Gostosinhos (2010) are hilarious faces put together in a dingbat font. Centennial Onaments (2010) was done with Paulo W. Calligraphic Birds is pure penmanship.
Fonts done in 2011: Ambrose Bierce Daned Font (ornamental caps), Menina Carinhosa (floriated caps), Menina Formosa (floriated caps), Menina Espinhosa (2011), Menina Graciosa Ornaments (2011, +Two), Menina Poderosa Ornaments (2011), Azalleia (floriated caps), Azalleia Ornaments, Naoko (a fantastic oriental simulation face), Bestiario (calligraphic penmanship dingbats based on the work of English writing master John Seddon, 1644-1700), Seddon Penmans Paradise Capitals (elaborate caps along the lines of Bestiario), Dolphus-Mieg Monograms (after a 1901 book by the Dollfus-Mieg company), Imprenta Royal Nonpareil, Dia de los muertos (2011), Naive Ornaments (2011), Eingraviert Dutch Capitals (2011).
Creations in 2012: Spirulina, Promotion Script, Soft Ornaments (+Two, +Three, +Four, +Five, +Six, +Seven, +Eight, +Nine, +Ten, +Eleven, +Twelve, +Thirteen, +Fourteen, +Fifteen, +Sixteen, +Seventeen, +Eighteen, +Nineteen, +Twenty, +21), Soft Garden (ornaments), The Black Shapes, Sabor Words, Sabor Digital (textured), Sabor Rasgos Escritura (upright connected script), Floreart (floral dingbats), Mirella Script (French bastarda penmanship script), Soft Flowers, Derriey Vignettes (after Charles Derriey), Gracious Azaleas (flowery dings).
Design from 2013: Bruce Ornaments Collection, Invitation Script (after the calligraphy of Andrade de Figueiredo, 1722), Mirella Initials Ornamentals (a swashy calligraphic script done with Paulo W), Menina Graciosa (ornamental caps), Menina Gostosa (Loira (caps), Morena (calligraphic), Ornamentos (floral)), Alien Trees. [Google]
Creator of Audrey (2013, typewriter typeface) and Boulder (2013, display typeface). [Google]
James Redekop is a University of Waterloo-based designer of some free math fonts: MVDecorations, MVMathA, MVMathB, MVMathC, MVRoman (this is Times New Roman), MVSansSerif (Verdana, really), MVTypewriter (Courier New in fact). Made in 2003, some of these fonts have references to HK Software. [Google]
Danish graphic designer in Lyngby. He made the following typefaces:
Behance link. Hellofont link. [Google]
Jason L. Arthur
[Gravity Switch - Art]
[Old Typewriter TrueType Fonts Home Page]
[Ground Control (was: Penny Font Foundry, or: Pennyzine)]
[Sound of Print]
Jayvee D. Enaguas
Jayvee lives in Al-Khobar, Saudi Arabia, and was born in 1996. Known as Grand Chaos, he also calls himself Nippon Central Fontmaster, and uses the abbreviation NC in some of his fonts.
Home page. Dafont link. Devian tart link. Another Devian Tart link. And yet another Devian Tart link. FontStruct link.
In 2009, he made Reality Pursuit NC.
In 2010, he created the hand-printed faces Retrieve NC, NipCen's Print, NipCen's Handwriting, CartoonicMassive, CartoonicMassive3D, CartoonicMassiveCollage, CartoonicMassiveWacky, Cartonsix NC, and Basic Comical (a take on Comic Sans). Other 2010 faces include Retroville NC (pixel), Matthan Sans (mechanical sans), Monkirta Pursuit NC (squarish face), AeromaticsSmallCapsNC (techno), DynoNC (octagonal, techno), MatrixComplex3DNC (dot matrix face), MatrixComplexNC, MatrixComplexWaveNC, SpotlightTypewriterNC, SuplexmentaryComicNC, Coyotris (handprinted), SMWTextNC (pixel family), and AeromaticsNC (angular face).
In 2011, he made Neon Teocho NC (a techno face), Burbin Casual (2011, a casual sans face), Curse Casual (2011), Squaren Daren NC (2011, constructivisit), Hauracherell NC (2011, a movie lettering font based on "Senorella and the Haurache", 1961), Burvetica (2011, grungy), Allegre Sans (2011), 8bitoperator JVE (2011, pixel face done at FontStruct), The 2K12 (2011, dot matrix face, FontStruct), and Big Bimbo (2011, handprinted).
Typefaces from 2012: Minercraftory, New Era Casual (based on Dom Casual, 1951), Splendid Plan 9 (headline all-caps sans face), Aeromatics (inspired by Plan 9 from Outer Space), Destroyed Aero, Aeromatics Stencil, That's Font Folks (after the famous That's All Folks of Looney Tunes fame, 1930s), Dyno Sans, Stanberry (handprinted), Pixisma (techno), Ander Hedge (octagonal), Jengle Jungallery, Freedom, Freeroad, Receiptional Receipt (dot matrix), Dimbo, Capital Daren, Tepeno Sans, Kemco Smooth, Kemco Pixel, Slabby Pices (an Egyptian), Mattelit (pixel face based on a Mattel game font from 1979), Barthowheel (comic book font), Minecraftory (pixel face).
Typefaces from 2013: Moder DOS 437 (pixel face), Telespania (pixel face: Telespania is a monospaced pixel font, based from Teletext 1.5 for TVE (Television Espanola) in Spain or other services in Austria, Germany and Portugal), Sanidana (squarish), Santitechtro (a sans), Sanitrixie, Soniano Sans (octagonal), Magzetician, Grand9K Pixel (pixel face), Deluxe16 (pixel face), Polentical Neon (octagonal), Nechao Sharp (octagonal face), Magzetician (alien writing simulation), Saniretro. [Google]
Three truetype fonts: the handwriting font Something On (Brian McCall, 1998), and two old typewriter fonts by Jeff Rentsch called Royal Pain (1994). [Google]
[Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces]
Jeff Levine: Additional typefaces
This is a list of fonts by Jeff Levine not categorized anywhere else on my pages.
- A: Abi Nouveau JNL (2010, art nouveau caps face), Adelanto JNL (2009), Adhesive Letters JNL (2011), Aisle Seats JNL (2006, based on letters cut by the Redikut Letter Company of Hawthorne, CA), Album Cover JNL (2008), Alleway JNL (2012, a condensed sans), Allograph JNL (2007), Alphacal JNL (2008, outlined, and like Juneway JNL, based on water-applied decals once made by the Duro Decal Company (now Duro Art Industries) of Chicago), Alton JNL (2010: a bold display sans), Amateur Printer JNL (2007, grunge), Ampersorts JNL (2011: ampersands), And So Forth JNL (2011), Anecdote JNL (2009), Arcaro JNL (2013, a calligraphic typeface based on the movie credits of the ABC TV series Naked City, 1958-1963, starring detective Frank Arcaro), Arch Creek JNL (2010, an all caps revival of Beton), Ardball (2006), Arte Critique JNL (2009), Artist Colony JNL (2009), Art Student JNL (2010), Astrospy JNL (2008: techno), Awkward Gothic JNL (2008), Axelby JNL (2013).
- B: Backpage Article JNL (2010), Bal Harbour JNL (2008), Balcony Seats JNL (2007, narrow retro sans), Barricade (2011, a great shadowed caps face), Bayview JNL (2008, based on Inland Type Foundry's Studley), Bike Decals JNL (2008), Billing and Shipping JNL (2010), Bingo Player JNL (2010), Birch Beer JNL (2008), Bloktor Mosaik JNL (2007), Blue Parrot (2006), Bonehead JNL (2013, bones), Box Lunch JNL, Broadletter JNL (2009), Brogado (2006), Brushmark JNL (2011), Burger Joint (2006), Burger Royale JNL (2007).
- C: Calendar Blocks JNL (2009), Calling Card JNL (2010), Callouts JNL (2011, in Circle and Square styles; white letters on black background), Canby (2006, a squarish caps face), Cast Shadow JNL (2010), Casual Lunch JNL (2009), Casual Friday JNL (2008, roman lettering), Catch Words JNL (2009), Channel Tuning JNL (1999), Channel Surfing JNL (2010), Charlies Bar BQ JNL (2008, heavy slab serif), Chive Turkey JNL (2007), Classroom JNL (2009), Cling Vinyl JNL (2009), Coal Train (2004), Coldfield JNL (2008), Commentary JNL (2010, almost typewriter type---easy on the eye), Corkboard JNL (2010: a rounded all caps family), Cornfield JNL (2008), Crown Heights JNL (2007, slab serif caps), Cyberglass (2010, techno), Cybrox JNL (2012, grunge).
- D: Dance Hall JNL (2011), Dangits JNL (2009), Decal (2006), Deconstructed JNL (2012), Decorative Panels JNL (2009), Deerfield JNL (2006, Bank Gothic style), Desk Jockey JNL (2008), Deskplate JNL (2011), Detention JNL (2007, handprinted), Diamond Jim (2010), Disclaimer JNL (2010, condensed thin headline face), Display Inline JNL (2009), Displayced (2006, LED font), Do It Yourself JNL (2008), Doo Wop Initials JNL (2007), Doowop (2006), Dormitory Decals JNL (2009), Double Take JNL (2008), Duonor JNL (2010).
- E: Edessa JNL (2009: chiseled stone look, faux Greek), Editorial Comment JNL (2009, grotesk caps-only headline face), Edits and Credits JNL (2008), Elsinor (2006), Endless Journey JNL (2009), Entitled JNL (2007, squarish as in Bank Gothic), Evening Edition JNL (2009), Expressions (smilies).
- F: Factual JNL (2010,headline face), Fairgrounds (2006), Farragut JNL (2008, hairline geometric), Fastenating JNL (2012, paper clip font), Feltboard JNL (2008), Fence Post JNL (2012), Festival Nights (fancy letters), File Folder JNL (2010, Bank Gothic style family), Film Crew JNL (2009), Fincastle JNL (2011, all caps sans titling face), Flagstaff JNL (2010), Flatbush Beanery (2006), Flipboard JNL (2011), Flivver (2006, a slab-serif display font), Floor Tiles JNL (2009), Florida (2006, retro), Flower Children JNL (2013: art nouveau), Food Vendor JNL (2011), Fordham JNL (2011, all caps slab serif), Frankly Plain JNL and Franky Ornate JNL (2010, all caps faces after Franklin Gothic), French Art Initials JNL (2009, art nouveau), French Serif Moderne JNL (2009), Freunlaven JNL (2006, psychedelic), Fun and Games (2011, a casual retro face redrawn from the lettering found on the cover of a 1935 Speedball Lettering Pen book).
- G: Generic Gothic JNL (2013: an interpretation of Franklin Gothic Condensed), Genesee JNL (2010), Gilbert JNL (2011, after Eric Gill's sans), Groovy 3D Caps JNL, Groovy Happening JNL (2005, psychedelic, in the style of Action Is), Groovy Summer (2006, a casual sans), GummedAlphabet JNL (2011), Gummed Letters JNL (2010).
- H: Halavah Twist JNL (2007; see also its extension Zydeco JNL in 2009), Hallandale (2006), Halliday JNL (2013: an outlined face based on Beton Open Condensed), Handmade Dropshadow JNL (2010), Handmade Gothic JNL (2011, inspired by lettering samples in a 1941 Speedball Lettering Pen instructional booklet), Handmade Roman JNL (2011), Hand Stamped JNL (2006, rubber stamp look), Hanford (2010, a sans headline family), Hash and Beans JNL (2007), Hectonoid JL (2008), Highbrow Cafetorium JNL (2009), Home Room JNL (2009), Horse Puckey JNL (2008), Hoxie JNL (2008).
- I-J: Impressionable JNL (2012, based on a rubber stamp set), Informational Gothic (2013: The Wood-Regan Instruments Company (Wrico) of New Jersey manufactured for decades a line of lettering kits called the Wrico Sign Maker. With only special ink pens, plastic templates and a template guide anyone could letter clean, clear signs, posters and notices. This typefaces is based on one of those kits), Initial Seals JNL (2012), Inkpad Letters JNL (2011), Inline Lettering JNL (2011, inspired by the opening title of a classic 1940s horror film, The Invisible Man's Revenge), Interoffice Memo (2011), Jive Jump (2006), Jobseeker JNL (2011: handprinted), Juneway (2006, modeled after a set of water-applied decals made by the Duro Decal Company of Chicago).
- K-L: Key Largo JNL (2011, all caps slab serif), Lakeland JNL (2013), Kiddie Blokz JNL (2010), Lamp Post JNL (2012, an interpretation of Post Old Style, ca. 1901), Lasting Impression JNL (2008), Lecture Hall JNL (2012), Lefferts (2006, squarish display face), Les Folies JNL (2009, Victorian), Linem Up (2010), Lobby Card JNL (2010), Longbranch Initials (2006, for decorative monograms), Longacre JNL (2013, fat rounded sans), Loose Leaf JNL (2010), Love Notes JNL (2011: alphadings), Luminum JNL (2007).
- M: Mailbox Letters JNL (2008), Margate JNL (2013, based on water-applied decals manufactured in 1962 by the American Decalcomania Company for Goodyear), Mayville JNL (2009), McCadden JNL (2013, inspired by the hand-lettered credits for the George Burns and Gracie Allen Show [1950-1958]), Meal Ticket JNL (2008, squarish), Merchandiser JNL (2010), Millport (2006, squarish display face), Misdirection JNL (2009), Mixed Messages JNL (2007, ransom note), Mocombo JNL (2010, an African look face that is a slightly modified version of one of the numerous alphabets created by the late Alf R. Becker for Signs of the Times Magazine during the period of the 1930s through the 1950s), Moderator JNL (2013), Monthly Meeting JNL (2013), Monthly Newsletter JNL (2011), Morningstar JNL (2012, named after Jeff's friend, Estella Dawn Roberts of Stella Roberts Fonts), Movieland JNL (2008), Movie Night JNL (2011).
- N: Naroid Initials JNL (2010, one of the most ultra-compressed sets of initials available in digital type), National Spirit JNL (2009), Newsbreak JNL (2008), Newshawk JNL (2007, a condensed sans), Newsprint JNL (2011), Newsworthy JNL (2011: a condensed headline sans), Nightcap JNL (2011), Nighthawk JNL (2009, a retro headline sans), Nouveau Riche JNL (2012, art nouveau), Nondescript JNL (2012), Now Playing JNL (2010).
- O: Oblogram JNL (2008, techno), Occidental Tourist JNL (2009), Odditype JNL (2006, computer simulation), Off The Wall JNL (2008).
- P-Q: Paint Store JNL (2006), Parkitechture (2006), Part and Parcel JNL (2009), Partial Eclipse JNL (2012), Patriotica JNL (2011, American flag face), Pavement JNL (2010, based on the extra-condensed lettering used on roadway information signs as revised by the U.S. Government in 2000), Pendraw Roman (2006), Penmanshift JNL (2006, ronde style), Personal Note JNL (2011), Picz JNL (2009), Pillow Puff JNL (2008, fluffy and cloud-like lettering), Pistol Twelve JNL (2008), Pitkin JNL (2006, a hand-lettered sans), Plastic Display JNL (2010, sketched from photo examples in an old sales promotion sheet for the Movitex Do-It-Yourself Plastic Sign Kit by Pryor Marking Products of Chicago), Plastic Template JNL (2011), Pleasantville JNL (2012, a condensed slab serif), Pocket Initials JNL (2008), Podunk JNL (2007), Popstix JNL (2013), Postal JNL (2009, white on black, as on stamps), Poster Plain JNL (2012), Prehysteric JNL (2010), Presentation JNL (2011, a slabby family), Pricing Labels JNL (2010), Printed Letters (2006, made from stamped impressions made by a 1940s childrens sign making set), Printing Set JNL (2006, based on a rubber stamp alphabet), Printing Sorts JNL (2009), Prismatiq JNL (2009, shadow face), Promotional Copy JNL (2012), Proofreader JNL (2011, a rounded slab serif face), Public Notice JNL (2009), Public Transportation JNL (2008), Public Utility JNL (2012), Public Works JNL (2007: emulates the hand-cut lettering silk screened onto metal), Publication JNL (2010, a revival of DeVinne, 1890), Quorfid JNL (2010).
- R: Record Jacket JNL, Recreation JNL (2013, outlined shadow face), Rendering (2011, architectural draftman's lettering), Reprint JNL (2013), Retail Merchant (2006), Retro Resort JNL (2011), Reverberation JNL (2011, horizontally striped face), Reverse Calendar Blocks JNL (2011), Rockaway JNL (2006, titling sans), Roma Initial Caps JNL (2009), Rough Print JNL (2012, rubber stamp lettering), Roundpoint Pen JNL (2011, based on instructional lettering found in an old Speedball Pen textbook), Roughshod (2006), Rural Route JNL (2010).
- S: Salad Bar JNL (2013), Sales Slip JNL (2013), Same Old English JNL (2010, blackletter), Sandcastle JNL (2011), Sans Poster Bold + 3D, Screentext JNL (2010, pixel), Second Impression JNL (2008), Sennetarium JNL (2008, after lettering in a Charlie Chaplin movie), Sentzoff Coupon (2006, stitched), Serenade JNL (2010, art nouveau sans), Sew What JNL (2010, stitching face), Shelf Numbers JNL (2008), Shicken Zoop JNL (2008, Hebrew), Shipping Carton JNL (2012), Sign and Poster JNL (2009, die-cut letters), Shopkeeper JNL (2010, after a a vintage rubber stamp sign and chart printing set), Simply Grotesk JNL (2012, Peignotian), Sleuth JNL (2013, after the trailer for the 1936 movie After The Thin Man), Snack Shop JNL (2007, the retro diner look in a bold outline face), Socialite JNL (2009), SplintersJL (2004), Sport Shaded JNL (2009), Spring Fashion JNL (2010), Spur Handlettered JNL (2008), Squarity JNL (2008), Stamp of Approval JNL (2007), Stamped Metal JNL (2012, beveled), Starlight Sans, Stellator JNL (2006, a high-tech modular font), Store Tags JNL (2011), Streeter JNL (2013, based on Beton Bold Condensed), Sunlight JNL, Supporting Cast JNL (2011), Swing Band JNL (2013: inspired by the title lettering from "Hi-De-Ho", a 1930s all-black cast film starring legendary bandleader Cab Calloway).
- T: Tallahassee Chassis JNL (2007, modeled from a toy rubber stamp set imported from Japan), Tamiami JNL (2009, Victorian, known as "Cuba"), Tea Bag JNL (2013), Technerd JNL (2011, a thin technical/mechanical face), Technopen JNL (2013: a rounded techno sans from a 1929 instructional booklet for the Esterbrook Drawlet Pens), Terror JNL, That Stuff JNL (2009), Theatrics JNL (2009, 3d face), Thin Mint JNL (2011), Three Day Pass JNL (2009), Tiler JNL (2012, a gridded face), Title Block Sans JNL (2011, an avant-garde titling face), Too Much Information JNL (2007), Top Billing JNL (2008, dot matrix), Toucan Tango JNL (2007, multiline face), Tough Guy (2006, shaded titling face), Tough Stuff JNL (2008), Toyprint JNL (2009, grunge), Trade Journal JNL (2010), Trade Printer JNL (2007, Victorian-era sans emulation), Transactive JNL (2007, dot matrix), Tribal Council JNL (2011, jungle lettering), Trilium JNL (2010, triline face), Tropicano JNL (2013, a wavy typeface), Twelve Oaks (2006), Two Cents Plain JNL (2012), Two Reeler JNL (2006; see also its follow-up typeface Positive Vibe JNL, 2007, both modeled after title cards of an early Charlie Chaplin movie), Type Catalog (2011, bilined all caps face), Typesetter JNL (2011), Type Vendor JNL (2012), Type Wronger JNL (2013, old typewriter typeface).
- U-V: Urmeba JNL (2012, named after amoebas and codesigned with Ray Larabie; a barf font), Used Cars (2012), Utica JNL (2010, squarish all caps face), Vehicle JNL (2010, a condensed block font as for car plates), Vendor JNL (2010, Victorian era ribbon face), Vertical Roundpoint JNL (2011, found in a 1941 edition of the Speedball Lettering Pen instruction book and re-drawn digitally by Jeff Levine), Vintage Designs JNL (2009, dingbat which has some fists).
- W: Wavely (2010), Weeneez JNL (2011, wiener-shaped glyhs), Welcome Home JNL (2009), Werble JNL (2010), Whoosh JNL (2007), Willoughby JNL (2006, based on 1950s toothpaste lettering), Window Sign JNL (2013), Winery JNL (2012: a soft-serifed caps face), Wire Mesh JNL (2009), Work Force JNL (2011), Wynwood JNL (2009).
- X-Y: Yard Sale JNL (2013), Yargo JNL (2009, handprinted), Yayazout JNL (2008, fun titling face), Yorso Square JNL (2007).
- Z: Zera JNL (2007, intersecting rings), Zodor JNL (2010), Zoning Department JNL (2012), Zydeco JNL (2009).
[InDigest Press AvantFonts]
Jelm Design (was: temperament form)
Free original fonts by Niclas Hjelm: phentype (old typewriter), etch-a-sketch, jaggernaut, gimp (cardboard cutouts), basmati (letters made with rice), prayh, salcin, lazy (handwriting), Phentype, Veranda. [Google]
Bonn, Germany-based designer of the old typewriter font JMLetter (1998), which was created on the basis of Letter Gothic. Lucky Star 512 provides a download site. [Google]
Paudex (Lausanne), Switzerland-based type designer, b. 1991, Switzerland. He created Swissa Piccola (2012, an old typewriter font).
Behance link. [Google]
[Jason L. Arthur]
American designer (b. 1975) located in St. Albans, WV. Home page. Creator of Rough Typewriter (2008) in three styles. He also made Shake And Bake (2008, an angular comic book style face), Clementine (2008, comic book style family), JaysFX, Tooney Loons (2009), Jibbajabba (2008, a hand-printed comic book style family) and Fatcat (2008, virile Bank Gothic style family).
In 2009, under the name JibbaJabba Fonts, all fonts were given a new opentype dress, so at that point, we have: Clementine (comic book style family), JaySFX, Rough_Typewriter, ShakeAndBake, TooneyLoons, jibbajabba.
Typefaces from 2013: Blockem Sockem (athletic lettering), Bloody Impact (grungified Impact), Blocktastic, Zhukov Zippo.
Dafont link. Fontsy link. Another Fontsy link. [Google]
[Stiggy & Sands]
[Bitstream Vera Fonts]
Designer of ITC American Typewriter (1974). Joel Kadan designed the light and medium styles. Tony Stan made the bold weight. Ed Benguiat finished the italic in 1989. [Google]
American designer of ITC American Typewriter (1974, with Tony Stan). Other digital fonts that mimic ITC American Typewriter: Typewriter (Softmaker), Modern Typewriter (Softmaker), Typewriter 911 (Bitstream), Memorandum (Corel). Posters of ITC American Typewriter by Sophia Dragoudi (2011): i, ii, iii.
Linotype link. FontShop link. [Google]
Designer (b. 1985, Marburg) at 26-plus Zeichen in Germany, who is based in Köln. He graduated from the University of Applied Sciences in Trier in 2010.
In 2010, he designed Telegraph Sans and Telegraph Serif and Serif (2011).
In 2012, Joerg started the Joerg Schmitt Foundry. His first typeface there is the pleasing rounded monospaced typewriter style sans family Ingrid Mono (from Hairline to Bold).
Fansy (2013) is a prismatic typeface.
Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google]
[Free Typewriter Fonts]
[11-D Productions (was: JW's Art)]
As a Swedish student at Uppsala University, based in Knutby, Johan Winge created the Tengwar Annatar family (2004) using metafont and pfaedit (now called FontForge), SV Basic Manual (2004, sans serif monospaced pair of faces), and Tengwar Naive (1997-2004).
In 2013, he went commercial, and started the Johan Winge type foundry out of Uppsala. His commercial typefaces include the round monospaced techno retro-futuristic typeface Cubiculum (2013) about which he says: Cubiculum is a clean revival of a kind of font that was widely available for different electronic typewriters in the 80s and early 90s. Typically, each manufacturer had their own slightly different design, and also their own name for this font: commonly known as Cubic, it was also marketed as Techno, Report, Block, and Quadro.
Dafont link. Another URL. Old Uppsala University link. [Google]
John August is a movie director, author and screenwriter. His company is called Quote Unquote Apps. In 2012, he contacted type designer Alan Dague-Greene to come up with a new typeface that matched the metrics of Courier [thus protecting line breaks and page counts in screenplays] while addressing some of its weak spots. The result, Courier Prime, is crisper and a bit heavier, and has true italics. It was tested and retested on a gaggle of active screenwriters until they finally agreed that it was better than the standard Mac Courier and than Courier Final Draft [named after the Courier used in the Final Draft screenwriter software]. It is free and has a generous license. Radio interview. [Google]
American designer of Orator, a typewriter font, available from Bitstream. [Google]
British designer of Futura Hand (2010). Finally a Comic Sans replacement, perhaps? With iFontMaker, he made these fonts: BestMarker, Crazy, Gillhand, JonnyBravo, JonnyBravoLight, Party, Typewriter Hand. [Google]
One of the cofounders of e-types in Copenhagen in 1997. He designed fonts such as Movie (2001, a very black condensed movie generics sans), iD:00 (2001, a large sans and serif family), Fletch Text (1998, a sans), DeLuca (Bodoni-like, 2001), NinetySix K (2001, a serif), Underton (1998), Point Sans (1999), Point Serif (1999), Cendia (1997), DenmarkSerif (1998), Mega (1999), Olic (1999), Arch Sans (2003), Arch Serif (2003), Arch Stencil (2003), Arch Pattern (2003).
In the 2011 Playtype on-line catalog, it seems that several of his early designs have been renamed, and many others have been added. So here is the on-line list of his fonts there as of February 2011: AbidaleBook, AcademySans, AcademySerif, BingoSans, BingoSerif, DeArchie (didone), DeArchieDisplay, FletchText, FruOlsen (condensed), Geometric, Hall, HomeDisplay, Hazelwood, HermesBaby (old typewriter), Hill, HomeText, ID00 Sans (large family), ID00 Serif, ItalianPlate, JPSpecial Sans, JPSpecial Serif, JazzHouse, Mari, MoviePlaytype, New Press, Noir Text, Nord Dingbats (circled letters), Norwegian, Play (2011, a minimalistic sans serif typeface), PrimoSerif, Republic, SymphonyDisplay, TheWave, Trood, VentiQuattro (didone), Vertigo, Willumsen, ZettaSans.
Later in 2011, he published the modern sans family Metro. [Google]
London-based designer at Lineto. He created the neat typewriter family Superstudio (2003), a clean digital version of the IBM Selectrix "12 Dual Gothic". At Lineto, he designed the artsy poster font Bart. [Google]
[The Northern Block (TNB)]
Tarragona-based Catalan designer of the typewriter font called Let32,2, and of the comic book font Love Gun. He also made Escher Desigual and FoschWords 1. In 2000, he created the poster stencil face called Cartolina (2000). In 2001, he designed the grunge face Surface (Garcia Fonts), the Kafkaesque all-caps face Jroña (Garcia Fonts) and the all-caps kids face Funny (Garcia Fonts). [Google]
Josep Pep Patau i Bellart
[Tipo Pepel (was: Antaviana Typeface Division, or: Astramat)]
Type designer from Köln, Germany, who created Hellschreiber Sans and Serif in 2011 at Die Gestalten. The name Hellschreiber originates from an old Siemens telegraph system (or Hell-Schreiber, named after Dr. Rudolf Hell). Both fonts have the look of typewriter type. [Google]
[Ultraboy (was lekrummet)]
Prolific Russian designer (b. 1986) whose real name is Ivan Gladkikh. Jovanny lives in St. Petersburg. From 2003-2008, he studied audovisual engineering at The Bonch-Bruevich Saint-Petersburg State University of Telecommunications.
His typefaces include Scada Sans Two (2009), Furore (2009, octagonal), Metro (2009, constructivist), Dited (2009, dot matrix: free), Days and Days One (2009, sans), and the attractive display faces Otscookie (2009, geometric and experimental), 20db (2008, high-contrast titling with didone features), Cuprum (2008) and Molot (2008, with Roman Yershov). In 2008, he added to this list the grunge or handwriting faces FFUPuzzle, London (designed with Olga Kozlova) and Neucha (handprinted), as well as the modern black display face 20db. Together with Eric Lebedco, he created the organic face Philosopher (2008). In 2006, he cooperated on the rounded Cyrillic face ZopaCyr. With Oleg Zhuravlev, he created the octagonal family Bender (2009, award winner at Paratype K2009). Creator of the corporate type family Ice and Flame (2009), an organic face based on Philosopher.
CDMA (2010) is a rounded sans for corporate use. Nixie One (2011) is a free thin typewriter style face. Yeseva One (2011, as in "yes, Eva, bring me another beer") is a free ornamental serif face. Numans (2011) is a free wide sans face.
Creations from 2012 include the frees typeface Oranienbaum (an antiqua created with Oleg Pospelov). He produced the free font Prosto (2012), which was designed by Pavel Emelyanov [see also Google Web Fonts]. Russo One (2012, Google Web Fonts) is a macho sans. Stalin One (2012) is a constructivist face codesigned with Alexey Maslov---it is free at Google Web Fonts.
Typefaces from 2013: Imperial One (a free constructivist font based on the corporate font for the game role playing game The Mandate), Underdog (angular), Supermolot (an extension of his 2008 typeface Molot, a modern square grotesk with elements of Soviet style).
He also has a lively type blog (in Russian).
Alternate URL. Behance link---on Behance, he uses the name Ivan Gladkikh. Fontsquirrel link. Google font directory link. Klingspor link. Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
JTHZ.com software productions
[Julius B. Thyssen]
Julius B. Thyssen (from Amsterdam) and Hens Zimmerman run this site (which used to be called Immortalware), where you can download 15 Truetype fonts, among which one handwriting font made by Julius. Now also a huge zip file with 16 new fonts: Corrodated-J, Dolenzo-J (antiqued serif), Elliottland-J (Lombardic influences), Fucked-OlympiaJ (1991, old typewriter), Incendiak-J, Julius-BThyssen (handwriting), Kylie 1996-J (inspired by Tango by Colin Brignall, 1974), Nostra-2003J (after Jim Pearson's Creedmore), Radium-Day-AfterJ (chalky face), Rugklacht-J, Salernomi-J, Scalactic-J, Systematic-NewJ, Thyssen-JItalic, Thyssen-J. All fonts made between 1995 and 1998.
Dafont link. [Google]
Juha Korhonen (b. 1966, aka Junkohanhero) is a Finnish artist and type designer, who created these free fonts:
- In 2006: Tasapainoaisti (grunge), Type-Ra (old typewriter), 60 Sekuntia (grunge), Waving My Arms in the Air (dingbats), Cold Night for Alligators (grunge), Shangri-La (handwriting), Horros, How Can I Organize My Garage?, They're coming to take me away, Hullunkruunu (grunge), Liitu (grunge), Snakepit (dings), In My Head (grunge), FCockroach (grunge), 3-2-1 Jungbats (which includes a Deux Chevaux!), Aamunkoi (handwriting), Not now, I have a headache!, Kulminoituva, Kallot (skeleton dingbats), Ummagumma (handwriting), finitimusiungo, jungodingbats, junko-typewriter (almost a ransom note font), notakangaroo (handwriting), Minenookenguru, ympyroity.
- In 2007: 215000E, 6000km, Gubben-I-L, Hevonen, Horros, IKHIOOGLA2, IKHIOOGLA3, IKHIOOGLAcow, IKHIOOGLAone, IKHIOOGLAwithout, Postinkantaja-Job (ransom note face), They're-coming-to-take-me-away, Typenoksidi, Jungobungo (ransom note), Nollapistet (grunge), VieraskirjanPeto (skull dingbats), Maksukehoitus (white on black), Avain (dingbats of keys), Pink Bazooka, Phorssa (ransom note), Bones (pirate font), 215000EURO (ransom note), DINGDONG (dingbats including a 2CV), CKAS (tape dingbats), JoskusEi (grunge), Puoli-ihminen, Zupagargonizer, ZupagargonizerT, Puoli Ihminen (handprinted), Polla (a great scratchy ink stain lettering font in the style of Treefrog), Wahroonga, Tienpaalla (traffic signs), Typenoksidi (old typewriter), Pozo, Pozotwo, Pozothree, Pozofour (Kafkaesque). He also made the dingbats Avain, Tajunnan-tuolla-puolen (movie dingbats), Vieraskirjan-Peto, Payday (white on black).
- In 2008: Melkein Aito Kopio (tool dingbats), Znort3000 (white on black grungy typewriter), Oravanpyörä (white on black outline face), Ellet Niin (ransom note face), Kuusinollakahdeksan (ransom note font), Aikasiirtyma, Jadefedga08, Jadefedgah80, Jadefedgah8002 (all ransom note fonts), Jormadorka (more ransom notes), Maaliskuu (handwriting), PajaRaja, Aikasiirtyma, Bugghet.
- In 2009: Tarkistatiedot, Bugebol, Harmaa Perkele (grungy outline face), Huomenna (grunge outline), Betelgeuse (handprinted), Merkurius (more grungy outlines), GhundZiliag, Laboratoriokoira (grunge), PolviHumppilasanoo.
- In 2010: Tammikuunkolmas, Kosminentaustasateily (old typewriter), SinisenharmaaPerkele, Osasto329suljettu.
- In 2011: 19000paarmaa, Tunnepinta, Vuosivuodelta (grunge).
Dafont link. Old URL. Additional URL. Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. [Google]
Julia is Valerio Di Lucente (Italy), Erwan Lhuissier (France) and Hugo Timm (Brazil). They met at the Royal College of Art in London having come from different professional backgrounds in editorial design, web and art direction. The studio was founded in 2008 upon their graduation. Together, they on books, typefaces, posters, websites, identities and exhibition design. They teach as visiting lecturers at Kingston University. Typefaces: Above Magazine (2009, an almost typewriter type), Copan (2010, a multilined face commissioned by Wallpaper's Born in Brazil issue), Riso, Herman (octagonal, done for Wired Magazine in 2010), Modo (2008, an experiment on a superposition of shifted strokes), Gill Sans Rounded (2007), Serious Sans (2008, anti--Comic sans), Volt (2009, a sans done for Volt Magazine). [Google]
Julius B. Thyssen
[JTHZ.com software productions]
Junk Monkey Design
Original TrueType fonts by Amanda Summers: Burnt Tara is her first one: an old typewriter font. Freeware. [Google]
just five fonts
Five fonts (LCD, Mistral, RoyalPain, Ticket, Letter Gothic) can be downloaded from Daniel Preite's site in Liechtenstein. [Google]
Kamil Kurzajewski is an independent Art Director. In 2008 he obtained an MA in typography from the Academy of Fine Arts in Poznan. He lives in Poznan (Poland) and specializes in visual communication, typeface and graphic design. He created the slabby typewriter typeface Struqtura (2012) and the rounded typeface family Carbon, and the 12-style corporate sans typeface family Kolo (designed specially for Kolo Sanitec, Polish nationwide company that manufactures and sells bathroom systems).
Behance link. [Google]
Designer(s) of [MSX-FONT-Ver-0.8-(Jpn)] (pixel face), [NEWSPIC-FONT] (pixel face), [ATARI-FONT]Ver0.99 (pixel face), [StrangeDays-font]Ver0.6, and [TYPEWRITER-FONT]. [Google]
[Turtle Arts Fonts]
Keystone Type Foundry
Philadelphia-based foundry, 1888-1917. The history of this short-lived foundry was told by James Eckmann in The Keystone Type Foundry, 1888-1917: a reprint [from] Printing&graphic arts, volume VI, number 1, February 1958 (Lunenburg, Vermont: The Stinehour Press, 1958). Their work appeared in Keystone Type Foundry, 1901 (362 pages), Abridged specimen book, type: nickel-alloy on universal line comprising a price list of types, borders, leads and slugs, brass rule, brass galleys; miscellaneous cuts and general supplies for printers (1906, 636 pages, see also here, here and here), A book of Keystone type faces (2nd ed., Philadelphia, ca. 1920), Catalogue and specimen book. Keystone products, consisting of type, material, furniture, complete line of miscellaneous supplies for printers and publishers, machinery and wood goods (Philadelphia, ca. 1910), See also Keystone Products Catalogue and Specimen Book, Consisting of Type, Material, Furniture, Complete Line of Miscellaneous Supplies for Printers and Publishers, Machinery and Wood Goods (1915).
Typefaces: Admiral, Ayer (Mac McGrew: Ayer was introduced by Keystone Type Foundry in 1909, which said it was "named for F. Wayland Ayer, founder of Keystone Type Foundry and the great advertising agency which bears his name." The non-kerning italic was added in 1910.), Ben Franklin, Ben Franklin Condensed, Ben Franklin Open, Bulletin, Caslon Adbold, Caslon Adbold Extended, Caslon Adbold Extra Condensed, Caslon Bold, Caslon Bold Condensed, Caslon Bold Extended, Caslon Bold Italic, Caslon Lightface, Caslon Lightface Condensed, Caslon Lightface Italic, Caslon Title Extended, Charcoal, Charter Oak, Compressed Gothic, Condensed Lining Gothic, Crayonette, Elite Typewriter, Gothic Condensed No. 3, Gothic No. 102, Gothic No. 114, Harris Italic (1910), Harris Roman (1909), Herculean Gothic, Italia Condensed (1906), John Alden Decorative Initials (1906), John Hancock, John Hancock Condensed, John Hancock Extended, John Hancock Outline, Keystone Gothic, Laureate (1906: revived in 2012 by Isabel Urbina), Lining Antique [Keystone], New Model Remington Typewriter, Outline, Outline Condensed, Remington, Remington Typewriter, Round Gothic (1884), Skeleton Lining Gothic, Skeleton Lining Gothic No. 19, Smith Premier, Title Gothic [Title Gothic No. 9, Condensed Title Gothic No. 11], Venezia, Washington Text (1902, blackletter), Washington Text Shaded.
Digital pictures I took from the Specimen Book of Type (1903): Bulletin, Keystone Bikes, Boldface Cellini, Crayonette Open, Keystone Cyclers, Encore, Lining Antique, Lining Gothic, Outing Initials, Remington Typewriter, Remus, Ronde Initials, Salem, Venezia, Victoria Italic, Worcester. Catalog A-C, Catalog C-P, Catalog P-Z.
- The slab serif John Hancock (ca. 1903) and condensed slab serif John Hancock Condensed (ca. 1917, Lanston Monotype) were digitized as Hancock RR (1994) by Steve Jackaman (Red Rooster).
- The Remington typewriter faces (ca. 1905) were digitized as Secret Service Typewriter RR (2002) by Steve Jackaman (Red Rooster).
- Roman TyresRR (1997) was made by Steve Jackaman (Red Rooster).
- Poor Richard RR is based on a Keystone design from 1919, namely Ben Franklin, Ben Franklin Condensed, Ben Franklin Open (named after Benjamin Franklin's "Poor Richard Almanack"). There is also a free font Poor Richard (1994, Projective Solutions).
- Caslon FB (1992, Font Bureau) comes with this text: Our familiar Caslon Bold headletters were invented around the turn of the twentieth century in the United States and were only loosely based on William Caslons romans. The best of the Caslon Bolds originated at the Keystone Type Foundry of Philadelphia, whose Caslon Bold Condensed appeared about 1905, probably drawn by R.F. Burfeind. Jill Pichotta revised his Bold Condensed&drew the Bold Extra Condensed.
- Gibbs Mason designed the art nouveau face Vanden Houten (1904) at Keystone. This typeface was remade by Dan X. Solo as Dutch Treat at Solotype.
- Emerge BF (2009, John Bomparte) is a flare serif face that was inspired by Admiral, c.1900.
- Old Softy NF (2010, Nick Curtis) is a soft round face based on Round Gothic (1884).
Commentaries by Mac McGrew:
- On Harris Roman: Harris Roman was announced by Keystone Type Foundry in 1909. It was "named in honor of the late Joel Chandler Harris, author of Uncle Remus." It is a plain modernized roman, somewhat similar to Century Expanded. In 1910 Harris Italic was added; it was designed to be cast without kerns. Advertising claimed, "Non-kerning italics will save endless annoyances and losses resulting from broken letters, and the purchase price is the same as any other type of our make."
Born in Missouri in 1979, Kimberly moved first to Texas and later (in 2007) to China, and most recently, to Orlando, FL. She made some free fonts (often handwriting styles), and also ran a personal handwriting font service [those fonts have names that start with KGD]. MyFonts link. FontSquirrel link. Home page. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Fontsy link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspring link. Dafont link. Klingspor link. Google Web Font Directory link. Family home page. Her fonts, by year:
- 2007: The grunge faces XiaoGao, More-than-Enough, Eat More Chocolate, JoyfulJuliana (2007, and its Pro version, 2010), LoveYaLikeASister, Colourmepurple, KingcooLKC and You Are Loved (in 2009, Roger S. Nelsson completed it to You Are Loved Pro). She also made the handwriting faces Patient Paige, Promised Freedom, Xiao Gao, Complete in Him (made into a commercial Pro version by Roger S. Nelsson), Burst My Bubble (commercialized at CheapProFonts as Burst My Bubble Pro), JustMeAgainDownHere, Surrendered Heart, It Ain't Rocket Science (in 2010, Roger S. Nelsson made a Pro version at CheapProFonts), Sue-Ellen-Francisco, and the curly Jheri Curls and Tuna-and-Hot-Dogs-on-Rye.
- 2008: the handwriting faces Come Unto Me and Loved by the King.
- 2009: BattyGirl, Bina Bina, Lollipop, NeverLetGo, Scrogglet, Sunshine In My Soul, YooHaeMool, Celebrate The Day (extended by Roger S. Nelsson in 2009 to Celebrate The Day Pro), Mighty To Save, King Kool KC Pro (kid's hand; done with Roger S. Nelsson, CheapProFonts).
- 2010: Shelter Me (handwriting), Elizajane (handwriting), Written on his hands (handwriting), Contrary Mary (handprinted), Shining Like Stars (handprinted), Give You Glory, Nothing You Could Do, Who Needs Consistency, happyhanneke, Zeyada, He Formed My heart, Change Tomorrow Today, Frangipani Rose, Blocked Off, Throw My Hands Up In The Air, Indie Flower, You Wont Bring Me Down, Addis Ababa, Cedarville Pnkfun (1 Cursive, 1 Print), Swanky and Moo Moo, Husband of the Millennium, Soggy Kitten, The Truth of a Thousand Lies, Soli Deo Gloria, Annie Use Your Telescope, Waiting for the Sunrise, La Belle Aurore, Airplanes In The Night Sky Pro, Dawbing of a new day, Shadows into light (+Two), Covered by your grace, Architect's Daughter.
- 2011: A Safe Place to Fall, Shark in the Water, Architects Daughter (architectural lettering), A Year Without Rain, My Hands Are Holding You, Discover Beauty, Lavender Lime, Later Allie-gator, You Found Me, Blessings through raindrops, I missed you, Kate The Great, Pizza Is My Favorite, A Hundred Miles, Hanging by a thread, My Lucky Penny, Jar of hearts, Never grow up, My Lucky Penny, Beautiful Every Time, Never Say Never, Swanky and Moo Moo, Over the Rainbow, Sue Ellen San Francisco, Pineapple Delight, Viva La Vida, The Only Exception, Written in the stars, we are broken, The Only Exception, Brick by boring brick, She paints me blue, Beautiful every time, Jar of hearts, Dancing in the Minefields, My Hands are Holding You, You Found Me, Blessings through raindrops, Stars from our eyes, From where you are, Throw my hands up in the air, The great escape, Today I Feel (emoticons), La belle Aurore, Cedarville Cursive, Coming home, Learning to trust, Viva La Vida, Janda Siesta Sunrise, Janda Curlygirl Chunky, Janda Curlygirl Pop, Janda Sparkle and Shine, Janda Love and Rain, Janda Fabulous, Janda Capslock, Janda Siesta Sunset, Janda Snickerdoodle Serif, Janda Everyday Casual, Janda Curlygirl Serif (handprinted blackboard bold font), Janda Curlygirl Chunky, Janda Romantic, Janda Scrapgirl Dots, Janda Quick Note, Talking to the moon, Set fire to the rain, KG Shadow of the day, Just realize, Ignite the light, Love ya like a sister, Loved by the king, Give you glory, KG small town southern girl, KG Shadow of the day, Gloria Hallelujah, KG Sunny Afternoon, KG Hope for a cure, Janda Polkadot, Janda Capslock, KG June Bug, KG Fall For You, KG Luck of the Irish, KG Domo Is My Favorite, Gloria Hallelujah, KG Love You Through It (2011), KG Shadow of the Night (2011), KG Keep Your Head Up (2011), KG Dancing on the rooftop (2011), KG Party on the Rooftop (2011), KG Like A Skyscraper, KG Mulally, KG God Gave Me You, KG Les Bouquinistes de Paris (neatly handprinted), Janda Swirlygirl (curly), Janda Sparkle and Shine, Janda Lova and Rain (curly), The Great Escape, KG Legacy of Virtue, KG Sweet N Sassy, KG Legacy of Virtue, Just Realize, KG Like a skyscraper, Janda Christmas Doodles, Just Realize, Janda Everyday Casual, Janda Snickerdoodle Serif, Love Ya Like A Sister (sketch face), The Only Exception, KG Luck of the Irish, Janda Fabulous, KG God Gave Me You, KG You Wont Bring Me Down, Set Fire To The Rain, KG You Wont Bring Me Down, KG Mercy in the morning, KG Heart Doodles, KG Skinny Latte.
- Typefaces from 2012: Janda Apple Cobbler, Janda Swirly Twirly, Janda Manatee, Architect's Daughter (2012, a blueprint style typeface), Janda Polkadot (2012), Shadows Into Light (2012, architectural style: see Google Web Fonts), Never Let Go, Janda Spring Doodles, Beautiful every time, Janda scrapgirl Dots, Written in the stars, Nothing you could say, KG Ray of Sunshine, More than enough, A hundred miles, Waiting for the sunrise, Janda Safe and Sound, Janda Silly Monkey, Janda Quirkygirl (curly font), From where you are (paint brush face), KG Empire of Dirt, KG Strawberry Limeade, KG A Thousand Years, Janda Amazing Grace, Janda Happy Day, Janda Elegant Handwriting (connected script), KG Somebody that I used to know, KG Kiss me slowly (curly), KG Call me maybe, KG Two is better than one, KG Ten Thousand Reasons, KG Beautiful Ending (grunge), KG Payphone (a nice cleanly hand-printed typeface), Janda Shine Your Light On Us, KG Beautiful Ending, KG Ten Thousand Reasons (chalkboard font), KG Only Hope, KG Eyes Wide Open (connected script), KG All Things New (high-contrast script face), KG Change This Heart (monolined and informal), Janda Stylish Script, KG Be Still and Know, KG Seven Sixteen, KG This is not goodbye, Janda Someone Like You, KG One Thing, KG I Like To Move It, KG Makes You Stronger, Janda As Long As You Love Me, KG The Fighter, KG Chasing Pavements (textured typeface), KG Always a Good Time, KG Grace for Today, KG Turning Tables (brush script), KG Falling Slowly, KG One More Night, KG Attack of the Robots, KG Ways to Say Goodbye (an upright script---one of her best typefaces to date), KG Janda Truly Madly Deeply, Janda Closer To Free, Ignite The Light, Janda Cheerful Script, Janda Hide and Seek, Janda Flower Doodles (a very useful dingbat set), Janda Celebration Script (swashy script), KG What the teacher wants, KG True Colors (connect-the-dots font), KG True Colors, Janda Closer to Free (chunky script), KG How Many Times, KG Behind These Hazel Eyes, KG Lego House (monoline rounded sans), KG Covered by your grace, KG Follow you into the world, KG Dark Side, KG Part of Me (neatly printed typeface), KG Begin Again, KG Cold Coffee, KG Something To Believe In (a stamped font).
Typefaces from 2013: KG The Last Time, KG Feeling 22, Today I Feel (smilies), KG Primary Penmanship (a very clean rounded hand-printed typeface), KG Teacher Helpers (dingbats), KG Fractions (geometric dingbats), KG Flavor and Frames, KG Primary Dots (school font), KG Build A Game, KG Faith Hope and Love, KG As The Deer, KG Just Give Me A Reason, KG Girl on Fire, KG Daylight, KG I Want Crazy, KG Flavor and Flames Two, KG Flavor and Flames Three, KG Flavor and Flames Four, KG Flavor and Flames Five, KG Skinny Love, KG Traditional Fractions, KG Hard Candy, KG Alphabet Regurgitation, KG Second Chances (sketched typeface), KG Math Bar Models, KG Next to You (sketched typeface), KG Next to Me (+Sketched), KG Love Somebody, KG Beneath Your Beautiful, KG Primary Italics (school font, lined and regular), KG Wake Me Up (typewriter type), KG A Little Swag, KG Royals, KG What Does The Fox Say, KG Drops of Jupiter, KG Let Her Go, KG Why You Gotta Be So Mean, KG Tangled Up In You (sketched typeface), KG Chasing Cars, KG Melonheadz, KG Let Her Go (+outline and athletic lettering styles), KG By The Grace of God, KG Counting Stars, KG Bless Your Heart, KG christmas Trees, KG Bless Your Heart.
Keven King (Kingthings) is the British designer (born in Kent in 1959, educated at the Graphic Design College in Exeter/Devon, and based in Exeter) of these fonts, many of which have Celtic influences. His typefaces:
Alternate URL. Cheap Pro Fonts catalog. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
- 2002: Kingthings-Gothique (oranmental face), Kingthings-Hand, Kingthings-Hand-Light, Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Petrock, Kingthings-Petrock-Light, Kingthings-Xander, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
- 2003: Kingthings-Calligraphica, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Italic, Kingthings-Calligraphica-Light, Kingthings-Chimaera, Kingthings Flashbang, Kingthings Flourishes (Arabic simulation face), Kingthings-Italique (blackletter), Kingthings-Kelltika---Kevin-King.-2003 (fantastic Celtic style caps face), Kingthings-Organica, Kingthings-Sans, Kingthings-Whizzbang, Kingthings-Xander-Outline.
- 2004: Kingthings Linear K, Kingthings Pique'n'meex, Kingthings-Annex (started in 1981: ornamented letters), Kingthings-Printingkit (old typewriter), Kingthings-Spike (blackletter), Kingthings-Typewriter (old typewriter), Kingthings Versalis, Kingthings Wrote, Kingthings-Xstitch. Some fonts have calligraphic/medieval or Celtic influences.
- 2005: Kingthings Poppalok (ornamental dot matrix face), Kingthings Embroidery, Kingthings Spikeless, a blackletter face.
- 2006: Kingthings Petrock, KingthingsChristmas (ornamental).
- 2007: Kingthings Willow (great ornamental face; a commercial Pro version exists at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Willowless, Kingthings Exeter, Kingthings Extortion (ransom note face), Kingthings Facetype, Kingthings Lupine (the Pro version was done in 2009 at CheapProFonts), Kingthings Lupineless.
- 2008: Kingthings Wrecktangle (piano key font), KingthingsSerifique, Kingthings Clarity, Kingthings Gutenberg, Kingthings-Conundrum (oriental simulation face: the Pro version follows in 2012), Kingthings-Eggypeg, Kingthings-Inkydinky, Kingthings-Knobson, Kingthings-Spirogyra, Kingthings Bloone, Kingthings Tendrylle, Kingthings Foundation.
- 2009: Kingthings Slippery Lips, Kinthings Spike Pro (blackletter, commercialized by Cheap Pro Fonts).
- 2010: Kingthings Lickorishe, Kingthings Scrybbledot.
- 2011: Kingthings Scrybbledots Pro and Kingthings Scrybble Pro (sketch faces).
- 2012: Kingthings Frontwards, Kingthings Sans, Kingthings Kurllie (curly Victorian caps).
During her studies at Vega School of Brand Leadership in Johannesburg, South Africa, Kirsten Morgan created a distressed typewriter typeface called Method (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)
KLIM is a type and graphic design studio run by Wellington, NZ-based designer Kris Sowersby, now affiliated with Village. Interview. Behance link.Klingspor link. Views on engineered geometry. His creations:
- Feijoa (2007, a serif family for text, Village).
- National (2007, a sans serif family, Village). This type family won an award at TDC2 2008. Duncan Forbes: National is slightly mannered, which becomes more apparent in the heavier weights yet it still remains simple, subtle and serious. [...] It has a human charm that gives such warmth and learned beauty to text.
- FF Meta Serif (2007, Serif counterpart of FF Meta, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
- Galaxie Copernicus (2009) is a large x-height serif family done at Village in cooperation with Chester Jenkins. It was inspired (from very far) by Plantin's types.
- Domaine Text and Display, in 48 styles (2013). Wedge serif on a didone skeleton.
- Founders Grotesk (2010). Roughly based on Miller&Richard Grotesque (No. 4, No. 7, No. 3), from a 1912 Miller&Richard specimen book. The proportions are just right---I will place my bets on this one for several best of 2010 award lists. The Condensed and X-Condensed are from 2011, and Founders Grotesk Text was published in 2013.
- Metric (2011). A sans family with hints of art deco in the heavier weights. It is paired with Calibre (2011). Sowersby writes: Metric&Calibre are a pair of typefaces that share a fundamental geometry yet differ in the finish of key letterforms. Metric is a geometric humanist, sired by West Berlin street signs. Calibre is a geometric neo-grotesque, inspired by the rationality of Aldo Novarese's seldom seen Recta. They were conceived as a pair but function independently of each other. In a clever twist, Metric offers vertical stroke endings and Calibre horizontal ones in a selected number of glyphs.
- Tiempos Text and Tiempos Headline (2010). Named for Times New Roman, this type has influences from the egyptian Galaxie Copernicus, which is based on Plantin, as well as from Times New Roman.
- FF Unit Slab (2007, with Erik Spiekermann and Christian Schwartz).
- Newzald (2007), an economical text serif based on rough lettering found in New Zealand. Review of Newzald at Typographica.
- The blackletter pixel font Pixel Fraktur (2002).
- The pixel script font Nobody came to class (2003).
- Pixel uncial (2003).
- Luca Titling (2003, an ancient roman titling face based on inscriptions from 1590).
- Mono, Mono Pre (2003).
- Kilbernie Sans (2003), Kilbirnie Serif (2004).
- Klim Sans (2004).
- A Slabb (2004, a slab serif), Slabb (nice slab version of Klim Sans).
- Karv (2005, alternative for Trajan), Karv Sans.
- National Condensed and National Compressed (2007).
- Aperture (2007), a sans for small sizes.
- Valencia (2007), a warm didone.
- Salamanca (2005).
- Sevilo (2005).
- Zinc (2005).
- Elegantia (2005, based on Polyphilus).
- Karbon, Karbon Serif (2006: raves from the typophiles!). Karbon is an open, geometric sans serif with a contemporary spartan finish. It is an exploration of Paul Renner's reductionist Futura concept channelled through the proportions of Eric Gill's eponymous sans, with a slight nod towards Jan Tschichold's Uhertype sans-serif. Includes seven weights in roman and italic.
Chilean Felipe Navarro (KoNuS) is the designer of Harry Potter (2002), the rune font Tolkien (2001), graffiti style fonts Yahoo (2002) and MatrixCode (2003) and of the old typewriter font Counter-Strike (2003). [Google]
Painter-artist-type designer Andrzej Koston offered a wonderful collection of free fonts in truetype format for Mac and PC: Block, Brandy, Cartoon, Caligari, NussCrips, Gully, Chroma (3D effect), Kundrum (grunge), Kamil (handwriting), Gongo Pongo, Petersilie, Takatuka, and Hot.Pot. In June 2001, these fonts were published: Crumb (old typewriter), Furma, Glass, Harmless, Papua, Poppy, Quarry (ransom note font), Reaktor-B, Reaktor-C, Robinson, Splinter, Taboo. page disappeared. [Google]
Born in Reedly, CA, in 1950. She studied calligraphy at Reed College with Lloyd Reynolds and Robert Palladino, and worked as a staff designer at Compugraphic Corporation in type design. She was part of the team that helped design the city fonts for Apple: Chicago, Geneva, Monaco, New York. She founded the Bigelow&Holmes foundry in 1976 with Charles Bigelow. Kris Holmes teaches type design at the Rochester Institute of Technology.
Creator of the ubiquitous Lucida family around 1985 (with Charles Bigelow): Lucida Blackletter, Lucida Bright, Lucida Calligraphy, Lucida Casual, Lucida Console, Lucida Fax (1985), Lucida Handwriting, Lucida Math, Lucida Mono, Lucida Sans, Lucida Sans Typewriter, Lucida Typewriter (1994), Lucida. Other type designs by Holmes include ITC Isadora (1983), Sierra (1983, Hell: font now sold by Linotype), Leviathan (1979), Baskerville (revival in 1982), Caslon (revival, 1982), Galileo (1987), Apple New York (1991), Apple Monaco (1991), Apple Chancery (1994 [the Bitstream version is Cataneo]), Kolibri (1994, URW, since 2005 available as OpenType Pro with over 1200 glyphs), Wingdings (1990-1992, a dingbat font made with Charles Bigelow, now owned by Microsoft and Ascender) and AT Shannon (a simple sans family, with Janice Prescott, 1982, Agfa; now owned by Monotype Imaging).
FontShop link. Klingspor link. Kernest link.
View Kris Holmes's typefaces. [Google]
[KLIM (or: Klim Type Foundry)]
Norwegian youngster aka "Smevog" (b. 1989) who created the Gabriele 8008 Typewriter font in 2007. Alternate URL. [Google]
[Lamatas un Slazdi]
Polish designer (b. 1973) of the grunge typewriter family Lucznik 1303 (2010). Dafont link. [Google]
La Fonderie is a new French group of young typographers that may be consulted on all matters typographic. Based in Paris, and led by typographers Stéphane Gambini and Eric de Berranger. All fonts are by de Berranger. Another URL, and yet another URL. Font list: ITC Berranger Hand, Collos, Garaline, Hamely, Hector, Helwissa, Jandoni (a nice Bodoni titling face), June (a Garamond/Jenson like serif family), Koala, Malcom, Maxime, Mosquito, Nle2b210 (old typewriter font by de Berranger and Nicolas Leduc, 1997), ITC Octone, Oldbook, PackTrash or Ysselair (old typewriter/dymo font inspired by FF Dynamo, 1998), Troiminut. [Google]
Lamatas un Slazdi
Design studio, est. 1999 in Riga, Latvia. They are doing some type design under the guidance of Kristians Sics, aka Chris Lamatas. No sales or downloads as far as I can tell. Kristians Sics (b. 1961, Riga), who studied at the Art Academy of Latvia, now lives in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, where he is a graphic designer and illustrator. In 2010, Sics established the commercial foundry Lamatas un Slazdi. Typefaces (from 2010 or just before 2010):
Creations from 2011: Aramara Chromatic (+Base, + Engraved). Jaquizaca (2001-2013). Originally created as a TV program titling face in 2001, it became a retail font in 2013. The adjectives to describe it are cartoonish, upbeat, joyful, and buoyant.
- Burtnieks: comic book face. Covers Latin and Cyrillic.
- Cukurgrauds: meaning Sugarcube, this face is for children's or comic books.
- Dienasgaisma: pleasant informal face; for restaurant menus or invitations to art galleries. I guess that this became Gaisma (2010), which was advertised by Kristians as an art nouveau family. Images: Greek and Cyrillic, Greek, Latin and Greek, Latin, sample, example.
- Fette Deutsche Schrift (2011). Fette Deutsche Schrift also known as Koch-Fraktur or Kochschrift was created by Rudolf Koch for Klingspor foundry between 1908 and 1910.
- Frio (2011). A 15-style elliptical family with pereft balance and proportions.
- Kochschrifts: after Rudolf Koch's Kochschrift (1910).
- Lamatas: a mix between ransom note faces and informal wood types.
- Liturgisch (2013): after Otto Hupp's Liturgisch (1906).
- Oro y Plata (2013): The collection Oro y Plata (Gold and Silver) is a Mexican style blackletter, dedicated to the three big silver cities---Taxco, Zacatecas and Guanajuato. Taxco is more angular compared to rounded Zacatecas and elaborate Guanajuato. All three are based on vernacular types seen in these cities.
- Ozollapa: a psychedelic face.
- Pastkaste: an elliptical / hexagonal corporate face for inbox.lv.
- Periodika: advertised as a typewriter face, but it isn't.
- Piektdiena: informal sans. Contains Cyrillic.
- Tautumeita: an all caps display face.
- TradeGothicBlurred: blurred Trade Gothic Extended.
- Zebiekste: inspired by an architect's hand.
Klingspor link. [Google]
Lanston Monotype: Typewriter typefaces
The typefaces shown in The Monotype pony specimen book of type faces, rules, ornaments & borders (Lanston Monotype Machine Company, Philadelphia, 1921) include Monotype-No17L, Monotype-No70L-Elite, Monotype-No70L-Remington, Monotype-No72L-Reproducing Typewriter, Monotype-No170L-SmithPremier, Monotype-No270L-Underwood, Monotype-No272L-Royal, Monotype-No370L-Remington. [Google]
Lanston Type Co
The Lanston Type Co was based in PEI, Canada, moved in 2002 to Vancouver, and moved later that year to Espoo, Finland. In 2004, Lanston was sold to P22. It has classic and wonderful offerings such as Albertan, Bodoni, Caslon, Deepdene (Frederic Goudy, 1929-1934; see D690 Roman on the SoftMaker MegaFont XXL CD, or URW Deepdene, or Barry Schwartz's Linden Hill (a free font)), Goudy Oldstyle, Jacobean Initials, Kennerly, Kaatskill, Water Garden and Jefferson Gothic. Owned by Gerald Giampa (b. 1950, d. Vancouver, 2009), who wrote me this: Frederic Goudy worked for us for 29 years. We manufactured Monotype casters and keyboards. The English sister company sold casters to England and the Commonwealth and we sold to the Americas and wherever else practical. Tolbert Lanston, our founder, was the inventor of Monotype. We still sell matrices and were punching them until several years ago. Soon we expect to have the equipment moved and operational once again. We are placing it into America's largest printing museum which is in Andover close to Boston. However there is a possibility that it will end up in Hull Québec. Our previous type director was Jim Rimmer of Vancouver, noted type designer. He designs, cuts and cast type in lead. Our face Albertan was designed by Jim and is very successful. John Hudson and Ross Mills of Tiro were directly inspired by our facilities in Vancouver. I encouraged them towards type design. The beautiful Bodoni 26 (unicase) can be bought at FontShop. Atlantic 35 (1909-1935) is a modern family first used by the Atlantic Monthly in 1909.
The fonts: Albertan No. 977, Albertan Bold No. 978, Albertan Title No. 980,&Inline No. 979, Bodoni No. 175, Bodoni Bold No. 2175, Bodoni 26 (a Lanston unicase based on an interpretation by Sol Hess), No. 175, Caslon Old Style No. 337, Caslon Bold No's 637,&537, Deepdene No. 315, Figures Square No. 132, Flash No. 373, Fleurons C, Fleurons Granjon Folio, Fleurons Folio One, Forum No. 274, Francis No. 982, Garamont No. 248, Globe Gothic No's 240,&239,&230, Goudy Initials No. 296, Goudy Old Style No. 394, Goudy Thirty No. 392, Goudy Village (#2) No. 410, Hadriano Stone-Cut No. 409, Hadriano Title No. 309, Jacobean Initials, Jefferson Gothic No. 227, Jenson Old Style No. 508, Kaatskill No. 976, Kaufmann (Lanston Swing Bold) No. 217, Kennerley Old Style No. 268, Metropolitan No. 369, Obelisk No. 2577, Pabst Old Style No. 45, Pabst Old Style Open, Spire No. 377, 20th Century No. 605, Vine Leaves C, Vine Leaves Folio One, Vine Leaves Folio Two, Water Garden Ornaments. P22 writes this about Lanston: In the late 1800s, Tolbert Lanston licensed his technology to an English sister company and became a major international force. Lanston grew rapidly with America's pre-eminent type designer, Frederic Goudy, holding the position of art director from 1920-1947. The Philadelphia-based Lanston Monotype eventually parted ways with its English counterpart. English Monotype became simply known as Monotype from that time forth. Lanston was acquired by American Type Founders in 1969. After a series of other owners, the company found its way to master printer Gerald Giampa, who moved it to Prince Edward Island in 1988. During its time of transition, Lanston continued supplying the American market for monotype casters until January 21, 2000, when the hot-metal component of Lanston was tragically destroyed by a tidal wave. Giampa was one of the earliest developers of PostScript fonts. After the loss, he focused on digitization to an even greater extent. Under his stewardship, Lanston's classic faces were digitized in a style that was true to the sources, which are the brass and lead patterns from which the metal type was made. The past few years have seen Giampa and Lanston travel from Canada to Finland, and back again. Now, Lanston has completed another journey back to the United States to come under the care of a new steward: P22. Giampa is answering the call of the sea. He has traded his type founder's hat for that of a ship's captain to sail the northern Pacific coast. During his shore leaves, Giampa will act as typographic consultant to Lanston-P22. The P22 Lanston collection (2005-2006) includes this:
- Artscript (2 style+OT).
- Bodoni 26 (1 style).
- Bodoni Bold (4 styles).
- LTC Bodoni 175 (by Sol Hess; with help in 2006 by Paul Hunt. This is supposed to be a Bodoni revival true to the original.).
- LTC Broadway (by Sol Hess).
- Californian (8 styles + OT).
- Caslon (12 styles+OT).
- Christmas (5 styles).
- Cloister in 11 styles, including LTC Cloister Light Swash, LTC Cloister Bold, LTC Cloister Light, LTC Cloister Oldstyle, and LTC Cloister Swash.
- Deepdene (9 styles).
- LTC Creepy Ornaments (2006).
- Deepdene Bold (2 styles).
- Figures (1 style).
- Flash (1 style).
- Fleurons Granjon (1 style).
- Fleurons Garamont (1 style).
- Fleurons Rogers (1 styles).
- Forum Titling (1 style).
- LTC Fournier le Jeune, a decorative all caps combines the font designed by Simon Fournier for the Peignot Foundry in 1768 with a more elaborate "Vogue Initials" caps offered by ATF in the 1920s.
- Garamont (12 styles).
- Globe Gothic (3 styles).
- LTC Glamour was originally released by Lanston Monotype in 1948. It is based on Corvinus, designed by Imre Reiner. P22 designer Colin Kahn has added some unusual variants.
- LTC Goudy Extras (50 ornaments).
- Goudy Handtooled (2 styles).
- Goudy Heavyface (2 styles + OT).
- Goudy Initials (1 style).
- Goudy Oldstyle Family (7 styles + OT).
- Goudy Sans: Goudy Sans Bold was originally designed by Fredric Goudy in 1922 as a less formal "gothic" and finished in 1929. The light was designed in 1930 and the Light Italic in 1931. Colin Kahn digitized them in 2006 to make a 6-style Goudy Sans family at P22/Lanston, which includes a Goudy Sans Hairline.
- Goudy Text (2 styles+OT).
- Goudy Thirty (2 styles).
- Hadriano (1 style).
- Halloween Ornaments (1 style).
- Hess Monoblack (1 style).
- LTC Italian Old Style (2007, by Paul Hunt, after Goudy Italian Oldstyle). Remastered in 2013 by Paul Grieshaber as LTC Italian old Style Pro: LTC Italian Old Style is not to be confused with the English Monotype font also called "Italian Old Style", which is an earlier design from 1911 based on William Morris's Golden Type that is based on Nicholas Jenson's Roman face. Goudy went back to Jenson's original Roman and other Renaissance Roman faces for his inspiration and the result is what many consider to be the best Renaissance face adapted for modern use. Bruce Rogers was one of the biggest admirers of Italian Old Style and designed the original specimen book for Italian Old Style in 1924 using his trademark ornament arrangement. These ornaments are now contained in the pro versions of the Roman styles- Regular Pro and Light Pro.
- Jacobean Initials (8 styles).
- Jefferson Gothic (1 style).
- LTC Jenson Oldstyle was designed by J. W. Phinney of the Dickinson Type Foundry in 1893 and is based on Morris's Golden Typeface. This remastered set features a true italic based on the 1893 ATF italic version as well as a newly digitized Jenson Regular (P22) and Jenson Heavyface (P22) based on Phinney's design of 1899.
- Kaatskill (the Italic was completed by Jim Rimmer).
- Kennerley (9 styles+OT).
- Metropolitan (4 styles+OT).
- LTC Law Italic.
- Nicolas Cochin (2 styles+OT).
- LTC Obelysk Grotesk, a reconsrtruction of Sol Hess's Spire (1937) (digital versions first by Gerald Giampa and then bu Colin Kahn).
- Octic Gothic (2 styles).
- Ornaments 1 (1 style).
- Ornaments 2 (1 style+OT).
- Ornaments 3 (1 style).
- Ornaments Animalia (1 style).
- LTC Ornamental Initials. These are floriated caps.
- Pabst (1 style), Pabst Italic.
- Powell (2 styles).
- Remington Typewriter (2 styles+OT).
- Spire (1 style).
- LTC Squareface (Sol Hess).
- Swing Bold (1 style).
- Twentieth Century (2 styles+OT).
- LTC Tourist Gothic (Sol Hess).
- Village #2 (4 styles + OT).
- Vine Leaves (1 style).
- Water Garden Ornaments (11 styles).
Fonts can be purchased from MyFonts where all fonts have the prefix LTC. Obituary of Giampa and links to obituaries.
Catalog of the Lanston typeface library. View the typefaces designed by Lanston. [Google]
Larry E. Yerkes
[Vigilante Typeface Corporation (was: WolfBainX)]
[Cercurius (was: Lars Törnqvist Typografi)]
[Nymfont (was: Nymphont)]
Laurenz Feinig, designer and craftsman, was born 1982 in Bregenz, Austria. He explored various schools and fields of working and has been studying since 2001. He made the humanistic sans face Telegramo (2011, Volcano), which is characterized by an extreme x-height. Several styles were added, including many slabby ones. For example, Telegramo C Bold is very much like a fat typewriter face. He explains: Telegramo is modeled on a historic telegraph from Belgrade to Vienna in 1914. The original archetypal character set consists of lowercase letters and numerals only. Uppercase letters and special characters were added after careful research. Contact pressure variations of the rudimentary type writing machine are directly imitated in the three weights: the regular weights edges are sharp, medium edges are rounded and the bold letters can nearly be called soft.
Klingspor link. Volcano Type link. [Google]
LCD Graphics has an impossible page. It is a company founded in 1982 by Gianni Sinni (b. 1960) and Franca Gori in Florence. It seems like it has some fonts by Gianni Sinni such as LetteraTrentadue (1995), created as an homage to the Olivetti typewriter (with a Cyrillic version to boot, see here for the Russian typewriter font). Cut Up (1995) has letters obtained by cutting and pasting parts of letters. New Tuscany (2001) too has letters created by a montage process---it is a surprisingly elegant atmospheric font. Kiub (T-26, 2007) is a wonderful rounded blockish shadow display family. Dada Sans (2006) is a basic simple sans family. In the 1980s, Sinni was art director of the magazines at Westuff and Emporio Armani. Other URL. [Google]
[Betterfear.us (or: XXII Fonts, Or Doubletwo Studios)]
Founded in 2006, Lederhosen is a small design studio in New York City specializing in typeface design. Principal and designer is Bjorn Ramberg. Ramberg's typefaces include Bowery (a vintage squarish signage font), Propaganda 54 (in styles called Serif, Menace (brush) and Typewriter), and Fette Sau (a super-fat typeface that I will not translate for my readers). These were made in or before 2013. [Google]
Leonardo Di Lena
[Flanker (or: Studio di Lena)]
Company founded by Doug Larson in 1994, and located in Pleasant Grove, UT. Before that, Doug was at WordPerfect Corporation. Lettering Delights specializes in scrapbook, handwriting and alphading fonts. MyFonts link. MyFonts sells the following fonts, made in 2007-2008: LD Chaver (faux Hebrew), LD Cottage (blackletter), LD Daffy, LD Castle (Lombardic), LD Christmas Ale (uncial), LD Appliquée, LD Count Fontula (a grungy blackletter), LD Absurd, LD Bohemian Filigree, and many more. The "LDJ" series is made by Jillustration. A more complete list, as of March 2009: DB Dainty Swirl, LD Bohemian Filigree, LD Honeydukes, LDJ Christmas Troll, DB Trees, DB Floridity, DB Frilly Frames, DB Animal Occasion, DB Roman Philosophy, LD Garbo, DB Flornaments, DB Post Master, LD Daffy, LDJ Flirt, DB Flower Power, LD Absurd, DB Fancy Flourishes, LDJ Exhibit, LDJ Crafty (2007), LD Lamestain, DB Borders Birthday, DB Journal Doodles, LD Dirty Drusillus, LD Unconventional, DB Circles-Frilly, DB Foliage, LD Kung Pow, LDJ Jill Bird, DB Spring Fling, LD Goober, DB Artsy, DB Girly Flowers, DB Girly Girl, DB Journaling Boxes, DB Falalalala Doodle, LD Rock Hero, LDJ Yuletide, LD Count Fontula, LD Hang Ten, LD Horror Movie, DB Bridal Doodles, DB Floragraphy, LDJ Silly Sister, LDJ Jillk And Cookies, DB Birthday Cheer, LDI Fancy Folk, LD Imagine That, TXT Bethlehem, LD Distorted Drusillus, LD Romeo, LD Ugly Duckling, DB Beach Doodles, DB Easter Bunny, DB Smartypants, LD Christmas Ale, LD Shmutz, LDJ Eccentric, LD Cottage, LD Roman Sketch, LD Flutter, LD Generation X, LDJ Whimsey, LDJ Bash, LDJ Hen Hand, LD Roman Engraving, LDJ Scribble Scriptish, DB Fleuries, DB Pit Stop, DB Post Stamp, LDJ Distressed Yuletide, LDJ Jillegible, LDJ Cool Play, LD Demure, LDJ Caper, LD Poco, LD Softy, LD This Way, DB Easter Fun Doodles, DB Family Tree, DB Fright Night, DB Frilly Paisley, DB Just For U, DB Wedding Book, LD Scary, LD Appliqué, LDJ Forever Friends, LD Castle, LDJ Jill Scratch, LD Puck, LD Chaver, DB Bugs, DB Doodledeedoo, DB Frilly Words, DB Girly Soccer, DB Once Upon A Time, DB Spooky Doodles, DB Vintage Halloween, DB 'Tis The Season Modern, DB 'Tis The Season Words, DB Buggy Christmas, DB Christmas Doodles, DB Christmas Fun Doodles, DB Circles -, DB Circles - Christmas, DB Snowflakes, LD Hoot. Additions in 2009: TXT Fat Hatch, TXT Santa Font, LD Deck The Halls, LD Heather, LD Astoria, LDJ Doodaddles, TXT Brush Script, LD Elementary, LDJ Jingleberry, LDJ Knick Knack, LDJ Sneezes, LDJ Snow Doodles, TXT Annesia, TXT Groovy Smooth, TXT Hoopla, LD Let It Snow, LDJ Ho Ho Snow, TXT Altius, TXT HunkaSpunk, TXT Jubulation, TXT Monkeyshine, TXT Long Hand, LD Painters Hand, TXT Soda Shoppe, TXT Stonewashed, TXT Antique Italic, LD Wait, LD Soccer Mom, LDJ Sweet Potatoes, Scrap Caps, TXT Romanesque, Scrap casual, TXT Scribbletti, TXT Sloppy Script, LDJ Billy Bob, LDJ Cool Cat, LD Wedding, TXT Menu Item, LD Red Hatters Hand, Scrap Twiggy, LD Lanky, TXT Modern Mom, TXT Nuptials, TXT Delicate Script, LDJ Fadoodle, LD Kiss The Cook, LD Kooky, LD Old Country, LD Remington Portable, LD Underwood 5 (old typewriter), TXT Personality, TXT Jersey, LD Wanted (Far West), LDJ Dear Santa, TXT Monique, TXT Old English (blackletter), LD Christmas Carol (blackletter), LDJ Cooligraphy, LDJ Elf writing, LDJ Friend Font, LD Harry, Scrap Brother, LDJ Squirrel Tracks, TXT Tough Love, TXT Small World, TXT Stitched, LDJ Elf Note, LD Engraved, Scrap Sloppy, LD Sidewalk Chalk, LDJ Story Stamp, LDJ Tickled Tourist, LD Little Buggy (2008), LD Platform Soul (2011).
Images of some fonts made in 2010: LD Chaplin, LD Confucius, LD Cursive, LD Cursive Flourish, LD Eleanor Ray, LD Elegance, LD Gettysburg, LD Newborn Vampire, LD Twilight, LD Werewolf. [Google]
[Erik van Blokland]
LettError is a foundry in Den Haag, founded by the interesting duo, Just Van Rossum (b. 1966) and Erik van Blokland (b. Gouda, 1967). Most of their fonts can be found in the FontFont library. Wired interview. Shop. At ATypI 2004 in Prague, LettEror spoke about education in type design, and the RoboFab toolkit.
Erik van Blokland develops niche tools for type design and font production and has been involved in the development of the UFO (for font sources) and WOFF (for font binaries) formats. He is a senior lecturer at the TypeMedia master at the Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag. Speaker at ATypI 2013 in Amsterdam.
- At FUSE 11, Erik designed FF Beowolf (1990, a randomized font, sometimes still called Beowulf; with Just van Rossum), FF Erikrighthand, FF Kosmik (1993), FF Trixie and FF Zapata. FFTrixie (of X-files fame), was made based upon an old typewriter. They explain: Trixie was taken from a typed sample from a typewriter owned by a friend in Berlin, Beatrix Günther, or Trixie for short..
- Erik created LTR ThePrintedWord and LTR TheWrittenWord (2001), both free fonts designed to be unreadable.
- Salmiak (2001).
- Critter (2001) and New Critter.
- Bodoni Bleifrei.
- LTR BitPull.
- Federal: great dollar bill lettering font family, which earned him an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002.
- What You See/What You Get (with Just Van Rossum).
- At FUSE 2, Erik published Niwida.
- LTR Monsta.
- In 2005, Erik and his brother Petr made the Künstlerbrüder-Schriftfamilie of 30 fonts (10 widths, 3 weights) based on 3 width masters for each of two weights. It is a quirky and refreshing family made for banners for the Münchener Haus der Kunst in 2005.
- Jointly with Erik Spiekermann and Ralph du Carrois, Erik developed Axel (2009), a legible system font.
- His masterpiece, in my view, is the 2010 family Eames Century Modern, finished at House Industries, a take on Clarendon. It won an award at TDC2 2011. A special extra award was given at that competition for Eames Poster Numerals. For another complete modern Clarendon family, see Canada Type's Clarendon Text.
Klingspor link. FontShop link. [Google]
German commercial foundry, est. 2009 by Ulrike Wilhelm, a Berlin-based illustrator and graphic designer, who graduated in communication design from Potsdam University of Applied Science. MyFonts sells Liebe Ornaments (2010), Liebe Doni (2011, a hand-printed didone), LiebeKitty (2010, cat dings), LiebeMenu (2010, restaurant dingbats), LiebeFish (2009, fish dingbats), LiebeChristmas (2009, dings), LiebeCook (2009, dings), LiebeTweet (2010, birdies), LiebeEaster (2010), LiebeMenuLettering (2010), Liebe Erika (2010), Liebe Klara (2012, cursive), Liebe Ruth (2013: an organic typewriter type family), and Liebe Robots (2009, robot dingbats).
Behance link. Klingspor link. MyFonts interview. [Google]
During her graphic design studies at Ufes, Lilian Albani (Vila Velha, Brazil) created the typewriter-style slab serif typeface Eureka Serif (2013). [Google]
Since 1994, Swiss type designer Cornel Windlin (b. 1964, Küsnacht) heads "lineto" in Zürich, with Stephan "Pronto" Mueller. He made these typefaces:
- The old typewriter family FF Magda (1995) and its smooth versions, FF Magda Clean (1995) and FF Magda Clean Mono (1995). Noteworthy is the white-on-black FF Magda Cameo. See also Mono (2004, Lineto).
- Airport (FontFont).
- Dot Matrix (FontFont).
- Experimental typefaces: In FUSE 10, Windlin designed the symbol font Robotnik, and at FUSE 7, he made Mogadishu. He alsi created FUSE Classic 1.
- FF Watertower (1998-1999, stencil font).
- Screen Matrix (1995, with Stephan Mueller, FontFont).
- ThermoNuclear (1999).
- Mono-book (1998).
- Autoscape-Regular (1998).
- Alpha Headline (1997, based on the British license plates).
- FF Chernobyl (1998, from stenciled letters on the Chernobyl plant).
- Lutz Headline (1997, derived from the lettering on British license plates).
- Luggage Tag.
- Gravur Condensed (1999, with Gilles Gavillet).
- Cobra: a phenomenal geometric font combining ideas of kitchen tile and stencil fonts, made in 1996.
- FF Moonbase Alpha (1991, part of FUSE 3).
- With Gilles Gavillet, dated 1999: Pixel Crude, Pixel World, Vectrex (1999), Vectrex World (skyline dingbats), Liquid Crystal (1999), Supermax (1999). Pixel World and Vectrex World are free.
FontFont write-up. Fonts by designers. The Lineto collection has many beautiful trend-setting digital-look typewriter faces. From other designers:
- Stephan Mueller: Regular (typewriter family), Valentine (typewriter family), Aveugle (Braille font, 1995), Parking, FF Gateway (1997), Grid (1996), Paragon, Batarde Coulee, Shuttle, FE Mittelschrift and FE Engschrift (1997), 104 (nice geometric font), FF Container, Bitmap-Condensed and Bitmap-Regular (1998), Office (Eurostile-like monospace, 1999).
- Norm: Normetica (1999), Prima (1999), Simple.
- Elektrosmog/Pierre Miedinger: Storno (1999, an interpretation of the numerals of an old Sharp cash register), Brauer. This was later developed into the six weights of LL Brauer Neue by Marco Walser and Philippe Desarzens. The Brauer Neue family (2006) has a copyright notice that refers to Elektrosmog, Valentin Hindermann, Marco Walser and Pierre Miedinger.
- Nico Schweizer: Albroni (1992), Hoboken-High (1998, a US sports jersey font), Typ1451 (1999, sans family), Gigaflop (1999), Ultrateens (1999).
- Martha Stutteregger: Number Two (1996), Lord (1996).
- Jonas Williamsson: Biff (1999).
- Urs and Juerg Lehni and Rafael Koch: Lego (1999).
- Laurent Benner: Pez (1999).
- Hansjakob Fehr: Deadtype (dingbats consisting of metal parts of a typewriter, 1999).
- Masahiko Nakamura: Terminal One (1999).
- James Goggin: Courier Sans (2001).
Linotype releases Univers Typewriter in November 2001. [Google]
P. Pavlov and V. Kovtun run this Cyrillic font foundry. Great selection of free fonts: Amsterdamvp, ARSENALvk, ARSENAL_vk-deco1, ARSENAL_vk-izlom, Asessor, DOMOSEDvk, KonservatoriaVk, Mixervk, Mixer_VK-dec, OTSEKvk, PasekaVK, Samizdat (old typewriter), Sektant-_vk__, SEnior, Serafim, SetterVK-black, SetterVK-white, Taziki, VOVAvk, ARSENALvkOutline, ARSENALvkShadow, ARX-deco2, ARXBold, ARX-deco1-Bold, ARX, VOVAvkBold-Italic, VOVAvkBold, VOVAvkItalic, VOVAvkSHBold. Truetype for PC. Direct access. [Google]
[TypeArt Foundry (or: Digiteyes Multimedia TypeArt Foundry)]
Illinois-based creator, b. 1962, of the grunge typewriter face Silent Hunter III (2009). [Google]
Archive with TrueType versions of all Lucida Bright, Lucida Typewriter and Lucida Sans fonts, designed by Charles Bigelow and Kris Holmes. Alternate URL. [Google]
Born in Besançon, France, in 1983, Ludivine graduated from Ecole Estienne in Paris in 2006 and now lives and works in Brussels as a freelance graphic artist and illustrator for the Speculoos agency. Font creations include the handwritten Alphajet (2005) and the Ethiopian/Latin/Turkish/Hebrew mixed experimental font Kassidy. In 2008, she made NotCourier Sans (Open Font Library, a free typewriter family based on Nimbus Mono; Cyrillic glyphs added by Valek Filippov).
Kernest link. [Google]
A type specimen book of the Ludlow Typograph Company (2032 Clybourn Avenue, Chicago), published between 1940 and 1958. The list of typefaces shown: Artcraft, Bodoni (Bold, Black), Bodoni Campanile, Bodoni Modern, Bookman, Cameo, Caslon, Caslon Old Face Heavy, Caslon Heavy Italic, Century, Chamfer Gothic, Cheltenham Oldstyle, Cheltenham Cursive, Cheltenham Wide, Commerce Gothic, Condensed Gothic, Coronet, Clearface Bold, Cushing Antique, Delphian Open Title, Eden, Eleven, Engravers Bold, Eusebius, Extra Condensed, Franklin Gothic, Fraktur No. 16, Garamond, Gothic Bold Condensed Title, Gothic Extra Condensed, Greenwich, Hauser Script, Headline Gothic, Hebrew Modern, Karnak, Lafayette Extra Condensed, Laureate, Lining Litho, Lining Plate Gothic, Ludlow Black, Mandate, Mayfair Cursive, Medium Condensed Gothic, Number 11, Old English, Plantin, Powell, Radiant, Record Gothic, Samson, Square Gothic, Stellar, Stencil, Stygian Black, Tempo, True-Cut Caslon, Ultra-Modern, Umbra, Underwood Bold, Victoria Italic. [Google]
Swiss typographer and graphic designer who creates new typefaces out of old ones. His Ludovic Balland Typography Cabinet is based in Basel. It created some retail typefaces as well as many corporate typeface families. his typefaces include: [Google]
Czech designer of the grunge monospace font Urania Czech (2006) and of the didone numbers-only font Stöhr Numbers (2006). In 2009, he made the old typewriter face Bohemian typewriter. In 2010, that was followed by another typewriter font, USIS 1949, which was based on United States Information Service reports from 1949.
In 2012, he made the old typewriter typeface Albertsthal Typewriter.
His typewriter typefaces of 2013 include Hollywood Starfire and Vera Type.
Home page. Another link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Designer of the grunge typewriter face GNU Typewriter (2011).
Open Font Library link. Fontspace link. [Google]
LuxiMono is a family of general-purpose monospaced (typewriter) fonts. They are original designs by Kris Holmes and Charles Bigelow from Bigelow and Holmes Inc., who developed the Luxi typeface designs in Ikarus digital format. URW++ Design and Development GmbH converted the Ikarus format fonts to TrueType and Type 1 font programs and implemented the grid-fitting "hints" in the Luxi fonts. Released in 2002. Alternate URL. [Google]
Creators of Diacritical Mark Courier (1997). [Google]
Magique Fonts (was: Cpr. Sparhelt)
Bálint Koczman (aka Cpr. Sparhelt, and Magique Fonts) is the Hungarian designer (b. 1992) of free fonts (from 2008 onwards, as Cpr. Sparhelt, or as Magique Fonts) and commercial fonts (from 2012 onwards), and he is located in Puspokhatvan, Hungary:
- Take Cover (2013). Grungy white-on-black caps.
- Selya (2013). A calligraphic script.
- Dolen Taith (2012).
- Teitheas (2012: tattoo font). A gothic blackletter pair of typefaces.
- Gotique (2012).
- Razalgur (2011), Font GF (2011, handprinted), One Dance (2011, the engraved American dollar bill face), Sweet Lady (2011, cursive script), Clean Work (2011, stencil), Ancient God.
- Future West (2010, Western face), Hexatus (2010, hexagonal).
- Old Stamper (2009, grungy stencil), Top Secret (2009, army stencil), Floral Dawn (2009), Origicide (2009), Splincide (2009), This is Electronik (2009), Infinity Media (2009), Capture It (2009, grunge), Younger Than Me (2009, grunge), New York City (2009, skyline-themed letters), Electroinsanity (2009), Need for Font (2009, futuristic), Duplexide (2009), Veteran Typewriter (2009).
- Niiiii-trous (2008, heavy square font), Urban&Slick (2008, graffiti lettering), District (2008, grunge), Times New Halftone, Times Old Attic (2008), Jigga Jigga (2008), Capture It (2008, grunge) and Most Wasted (2008, graffiti).
Catalog as of 2011: i, ii, iii.
Dafont link for Magique Fonts. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Mai Niinomi's fonts are sold through Font Pavilion: Maimoji-Matchimoji, Maimoji-Tamamoji (letters on balls), Maimoji-Typemoji (typewriter). [Google]
[Manfred Klein's Fonteria]
Manfred Klein's Fonteria
Frankfurt-based designer (b. 1932) whose creative output is so large that he deserves a separate web page. His URL at Moorstation from 2000-2007. New page on him by Florian Rochler. Font squirrel link. Dafont link. [Google]
Designer of Sayer Script (Berthold, 1984), which is identical to Mecanorma Sayer Script, a signage script family. He also designed Mecanorma Sayer, a degenerated typewriter face, Sayer Interview, and Mecanorma Sayer Spiritual, a chiseled display face.
View Manfred Sayer's typefaces. [Google]
Marc André Misman
[Mieps' Cool Fonts]
[Mark Simonson Studio]
Mark Simonson Studio
Mark Simonson Studio is located in StPaul, MN. Mark founded Mark Simonson Studio around 2000, and describes himself as a freelance graphoc designer and type designer. From his CV: Early in my career I worked mainly as an art director on a number of magazines and other publications including Metropolis (a Minneapolis weekly, 1977), TWA Ambassador (an inflight magazine, 1979-81), Machete (a Minneapolis broadsheet, 1978-80), Minnesota Monthly (Minnesota Public Radio's regional magazine, 1979-85), and the Utne Reader (1984-88). I was head designer and art director for Minnesota Public Radio (1981-85) and an art director for its sister company, Rivertown Trading Company (1992-2000). During that time, I designed over 200 audio packages, including most of Garrison Keillor's, along with several hundred products (t-shirts, mugs, rugs, watches, etc.) for the Wireless, Signals, and other mail order catalogs. I have frequently done lettering as part of design projects I'm working on. This has always been my favorite part, so in 2000 I opened my own shop specializing in lettering, typography and identity design. I've also been interested in type design since my college days. I started licensing fonts to FontHaus in 1992, and since starting my new business, stepped up my efforts in developing original typefaces. I now have more than 70 fonts on the market with many more to come. This is increasingly becoming the focus of my activities. His fonts:
- Coquette (2001). He says: Coquette could be the result of a happy marriage of Kabel and French Script.
- Kandal: a 1994 wedge serif, now also at MyFonts).
- Proxima Sans (1994, a geometric sans, rereleased in 2004), followed in 2005 by his massively successful Proxima Nova in 42 styles/weights. Followed by Proxima Nova Soft (2011). Poster by Dreher Gerrit.
- Mostra (2001): based on a style of lettering often seen on Italian Art Deco posters and advertising of the 1930s. Look at the Light and Black versions, and drool...... The 2009 update is called Mostra Nuova. Selected styles: Mostra Nuovo Bold, Mostra One Light, Mostra Three Bold, Mostra Two Heavy.
- In 2001, he made the Mac font Anonymous. Its updated bversion is Anonymous Pro (2009), a TrueType version of Anonymous 9, which was a freeware bitmap font developed in the mid-90s by Susan Lesch and David Lamkins. It was designed as a more legible alternative to Monaco, the mono-spaced Macintosh system font.
- In 1998 and 2001, he produced the (free) 3-style Atari Classic family.
- In 2003, he released Blakely Bold and Heavy (an art deco font first done for the Signals mail order catalog). The original Blakely is from 2000.
- Goldenbook Light, Regular, and Heavy, based on the logotype of the 1920s literary mag called "The Golden Book Magazine".
- Metallophile Sp 8 Light and Light Italic: a "faithful facsimile of an 8-point sans as set on a 1940s-vintage hot metal typesetting machine".
- Refrigerator Light and Heavy, Refrigerator and its extension Refrigerator Deluxe (2009) (geometric sans).
- Changeling Light, Regular, Bold, Stencil, and Inline: a redesign and expansion of China, a VGC photo-typositor face from 1975 by M. Mitchell, which includes unicase faces; see also Changeling Neo, 2009.
- Sanctuary Regular and Bold: a computerish face based on lettering in the 1976 movie Logan's run--later withdrawn from the market.
- Sharktooth (+Bold, +Heavy).
- Felt Tip Roman, Woman and Senior (based on his own handwriting). Felt Tip Senior (2000) is based on the hand of Mark's father. Felt Tip Woman Regular and Bold are based on the handwriting of designer Patricia Thompson.
- Filmotype Gay (2011).
- Filmotype Honey (2010): fifties brush lettering face.
- Raster Gothic Condensed Regular and Bold (12 fonts total), and Raster Bank (a pixelized version of Bank Gothic).
- Other free bitmap fonts for the Mac [the PC version was made by CybaPee]. MyFonts page.
- He digitized Phil Martin's family, Grad (2004, inspired by Century Schoolbook, and originally done by Martin in 1990).
- His 2006 production includes three script faces: Kinescope is a connected script based on title lettering in Fleischer Studios' animated Superman films from the 1940s. Snicker is a cartoony block letter type. Both were published at Font Bros. And Launderette is a connected very slanted script based closely on lettering used in the titles of the 1944 Otto Preminger film, Laura.
- In 2007, he revived and extended Filmotype Glenlake (2007, sold at Font Bros).
- Lakeside (2008) is a flowing 1940s-style brush script. It was inspired by hand-lettered titles in the classic 1944 film noir movie Laura.
- In 2008, he revived Filmotype Zanzibar, about which he writes: That Zanzibar is nearly an anagram of bizarre seems fitting. The surviving people from Filmotype (later Alphatype) have not been able to tell us who designed this gem, so we have no record of the designers intentions. Released in the early 1950s, it seems somewhat inspired by the work of Lucian Bernhard (Bernhard Tango, 1934) and Imre Reiner (Stradivarius, 1945). At first, it appears to be a formal script, but there are no connecting strokes. It would be better described as a stylized italic, similar to Bodoni Condensed Italic or Onyx Italic, with swash capitals.
- Filmotype Vanity (2008) is an outline face based on a 1955 design by Filmotype. It was derived from Filmotype Ginger.
- Filmotype Alice (2008) is casual handwriting. However, MyFonts now credits Patrick Griffin with the digitization.
- Filmotype MacBeth (2008) is a freestyle face.
- Filmotype Ginger (2008) is a heavy display face with an aftertaste of Futura.
- Boxy2 (2008) and Boxy1 (2008) are severely octagonal faces made to test out FontStruct. See also bubblewrap.
- In 2008, Mark Solsburg and Mark Simonson cooperated on the digital revival of the calligraphic Diane Script, originally designed in 1956 by Roger Excoffon.
- In 2009, Mark worked on SketchFlow Print, a font for Microsoft. It will be bundled with the next version of Christian Schormann's Expression Blend, part of Microsoft's Expression Studio suite. The fonts, based upon the handwriting of architect Michaela Mahady of SALA Architects, Inc., give that well-known architectural printing look (like Tekton).
- Filmotype Gem (2011). A sans headline face that was first drawn by Filmotype in the 1950s.
- Bookmania (2011) is a revival of Bookman Oldstyle (1901) and the Bookmans of the 1960s, but with all the features you would expect in a modern digital font family. Especially, Simonson's Bookmania story is worth reading.
FontShop link. Fontspace link. MyFonts interview.
View all typefaces designed by Mark Simonson. [Google]
Designer of Linotype Typo American (1999), an old typewriter font.
Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Designer of NecroticTissue (1994), and of RosabelAntique-Roman (1994). See also here. [Google]
Mark van Bronkhorst
German designer, b. 1965. Currently, he teaches typography at the University of Lapland in Rovaniemi, Finland, but maintains a home in Wuppertal, Germany. His typefaces:
In October 2007, he organized a Type Workshop in Rovaniemi. At that workshop, his students made a number of typefaces: Väinö Klemola, Siru Lämsä, Mika Junna, Merja Lahti, Lena Raeuchle, Kalle-Pekka Alare, Jussi-Pekka Koivisto, Heidi Ettanen, Hanna Piekkola, Hanna Kauppinen, Esa-Pekka Niemi, Elisa Niemelä, Elina Virtanen, Emile Uggla, Antti Huhtala. This was followed by similar workshops in 2008 and 2009. Type glossary.
- LL Liberte (2013). a rough stencil typeface based on railway stencils seen in Arles, France.
- LL Lisa (2013). A Cyrillic sans.
- LL Faces (2013).
- LL Rounded (2012).
- LL Charlotte
- LLChina (2009): a grunge stencil face.
- LLTippa (2009): old typewriter.
- LL Pochoir (2007, grunge).
- The dingbats font LL Hulu Poro (verrucktes Renntier) presented at FUSE95.
- LL Faktotum (1995, grunge). Download here.
- LL Humboldt (2012). A grungy signposting or poster face.
- LL Record (2002-2006): music dingbats.
- LL Medien (2004): extra-wide rounded techno face.
- Dafont link where one can freely download LL Nitro (2013, grunge), LL Futur (2013), LL Pearl (2013), LL Pixel, LL Pikseli (2009, dotted face, done with Rovaniemen Yliopisto), LL Rubber Grotesque (grunge, letterpress simulation, and/or rubber stamp font originally done in 1997), LL Regular (grunge), LL Cooper (2009, sketched face based on Cooper Black) and LL Alarm (roughened stencil face). LL Rubber Grotesque has been used in the Harry Potter films since 2005: see here.
- The typefaces for the interior of Smart cars (Smart Roadster) and the exterior of the Smart 4-4 and 4-2 (see here).
- LL Xmas (2012, stitching font) and LL Dot (2012, dot matrix face).
http://www.dafont.com/markus-schroppel.d1142">Dafont link. Old download link. [Google]
Fort Loudon, PA-based creator of the military fonts CrappyWehrmachtTypewriterBold (1996), SS-Runes, WWIIGermanTacSymbols (1998). [Google]
Norwegian designer of the typewriter face Mino (2008). [Google]
Marta Van Eck Designs
Marta Waniek (Marta Van Eck Designs) made the free old typewriter face SENTA Schreibmaschine (2011), the curly script Midnight Reverie (2012), the spindly script Vintage Marta Van Eck (2012), and Burned Letters (2012, recovered from burnt newspapers).
In 2013, she published the grungy typeface Rubber Stamp, the children's hand font Melchior, and the scratchy chalky Chalkboard.
Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
[Marta Van Eck Designs]
Polish graphic designer. Dafont link. He also uses the name Marcin Leśków. Fonts made in 2009 and 2010: ABitEmpty, Atlantis, Atticghost, Bigboots, Brokentypewriter, Crazyman, Doodleman (sketch font), Eternaldream, ExcellentWriter (curly script), Fightingdogs, FirstRound, Florentine Amber (2010), Forgottennight (grunge), FutureIsBack (curly script), HungryAlligator, Jigsawpuzzle, Lastbreath, Lighthouse, Likeonmydisplay (LED simulation), LittleAlien, LostShoe, MisterFlourish, Mosaiconthefloor (tiling face), NaughtyGirl, NewYorkCity, NiceWritten, Northernprairies, Olddungeon, Outside, PlanetOfDots (dot matrix), Pressedinframe, Privateautopsy (grunge), Quadratic, QuickFingers, Rottedboard, Skyscraper, Spacewarrior, Steelmagnolias, Stonewall, SunStreet, TellMeYourSecret, Tempusfugit, ThereWasACircle, Thirstyhorse (nice Western Italian style face), Timeless, Waterfall, WildScript, Windyday (grunge).
Klingspor link. [Google]
German type designer. At Vette Letters, he created VLNL Tp Martini (2013, a didone face), and VLNL Tp Kurier (2013, a monospaced typewriter face; + Serif, + Callig Regular). [Google]
[Bit-fonts.com (was: M-D Fonts)]
[Creation Freefont (or: C-font; was Creation Design Font)]
Match Fonts is the West Hollywood, CA-based foundry led by Michel Bujardet (b. Bordeaux, France, 1951), who is Mike Budge on alt.binaries.fonts. They make and sell interesting font paks. A particular favorite of mine is the Calligraphic Fonts Pack 2, which has the beautiful medieval-look face Rodolphe (2001), together with the Chancellerie family, the blackletter font SquareText, and a few Uncial fonts called Oncial. Free demos. Cursive Handwriting is a 6-font pak for teaching handwriting. Also offering a handwriting and signature font service. Among free offerings, check Le Blackmail (ransom font). Also, commercial fonts for these languages: Armenian, Bulgarian, Croatian, Czech, Estonian, Greek, Hawaian, International Phonetic (IPA), Hebrew, Hieroglyphs, Hungarian, Japanese, Latvian, Lithuanian, Macedonian, Marshallese, Polynesian, Polish, Romanian, Russian, Serbian, Slovak, Turkish, Ukrainian, Yiddish.
Interesting typefaces: Boulon (letters with bolts), Bujardet Freres (French restaurant type), Calebasse (1997, semi-psychedelic), Chinoiseries (Chinese look-alike), Cristolikid (LCD), Diodes Light, Grecques, Halloween, Malabars, Metroplitain (art nouveau), Monogram, Octogone, Osselets (bones), Parador, Ruban Dis-Moi, SilBooettes, TSF et Compagnie, Venitienne, Yiddilatin, Zebrues, and the dingbats Dinosotype, Alphabetzier, Nahkt Hieroglyphics, Norman Prince (children's handwriting), Angelots, Sceaux, Seraphiques, Talismans, La Main Guided, La Main Solid (both children's tracing fonts), Bordini, Bordofixed, BoumBoum, ChapClerk, Dactylographe (nice!), Halotique (sans serif), Tortillon (2001, art deco), Normographe (great too!), Normafixed, Oloron, Parlante (serif family), Presse (typewriter), Technicien. Plus handwriting fonts Skrypta, Skryptaag (upright and connected), Willegha. a Morse Code font. The Halloween pack includes Coulures, Halloween, Osselets and SilBooettes. Fixed width fonts include Dactylographe, Oloron, Bordo, Norma. Direct access. Interview and photo. Alternate URL (in French), with many more fonts, such as the handwritten Pierre, Mariette. MICR E13 B font.
Fontspace link. [Google]
Lanus, Argentina-based designer of Gayacos Primaria Bastarda (2002), Tapi (2006, monoline octagonal), Negada (2006, handwriting), Cementeria (2006), Chingolo Pro (2006), Letrograda (2006, bad typewriter), Bloqueada (2006), Alsina (2006), Reienhardt (2006, scratchy handwriting), Cholo Sperry Rand R20 (2006, old typewriter), Daft (2006, handwriting), Kill All Fonts (2006, experimental stencil), Venerada (2002, shadow face), Thapkie MG (2002, pixel face). [Google]
[Matt Denton's Fonts]
Matt Denton's Fonts
Matt designed an old typewriter font, A.D.Mono. Fontspace link. [Google]
Creator of Studio (2013, Ten Dollar Fonts). One can think of Studio as a modern take on the typewriter typeface genre. [Google]
Designer of the free typewriter font HammerKeys done for (at?) Max Factor in 1998. Alternate URL. Dafont link. [Google]
[House of Burvo]
Matthew Butterick (b. 1970, Michigan) grew up in New Hampshire. He got his B.A. degree from Harvard University in visual&environmental studies, also studying mathematics and letterpress printing. His work is in the permanent collection of the Houghton Library at Harvard. Butterick started his design career at the Font Bureau as a typeface designer and engineer. At the beginning of the Internet era, he moved to San Francisco and founded website design and engineering company Atomic Vision. Atomic Vision was later acquired by open-source software developer Red Hat. More recently, Butterick got a law degree from UCLA and has been practicing civil litigation in Los Angeles, Butterick Law Corporation. He operates a web site called Typography for Lawyers.
In 2010, he published Typography for Lawyers. MyFonts link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Font Bureau link. He has some great one-liners, such as The only good Copperplate is a dead Copperplate. Matthew Butterick's creations:
- Agitprop: in the FUSE 12 collection.
- Wessex (1993): A family published at Font Bureau in 1993. Font Bureau writes: Initially conceived by Matthew Butterick as a Bulmer revival, Wessex took on characteristics of Baskerville&Caledonia as design proceeded. In 1938, W.A. Dwiggins had taken the hard necessities of the non-kerning line-caster italic duplexed onto the same widths as roman, and turned them into design virtues. Inspired by the surprising beauty of his wide-bodied Caledonia italic, Butterick used it as a model for Wessex.
- Hermes (1995, 2010, Font Bureau). Blurb at Font Bureau: Schriftguss and Wollmer called it Hermes; Berthold called it Block. Hermann Hoffmann's 1908 design inspired FB Hermes, which evokes the German grotesks that were workhorses of factory printing 100 years ago. Blunt corners suggest the wear and tear of rough presswork. Matthew Butterick created the original styles in 1995. In 2010, he added more weights, italics, and alternate glyphs to expand the family's versatility.
- HeraldGothic (1993, Font Bureau). A condensed typeface with bevelled, or octagonal, corners.
- Alix FB (2011, Font Bureau). A monospaced family based on two IBM selectric typewriter face, Prestige Elite and Light Italic.
- Equity (2011) is a readable text family, based on Ehrhardt.
- Berlin Sans (1994). Font Bureau: Berlin Sans is based on a brilliant alphabet from the late twenties, originally released by Bauer with the name Negro, the very first sans that Lucian Bernhard ever designed. Assisted by Matthew Butterick, David Berlow expanded this single font into a series of four weights.
Born in Heilbronn, Germany, in 1994, Matthias Luh set up the Mathhias Luh Foundry in 2010. Matthias Luh lives in Bietigheim-Bissingen.
His first batch of typefaces, all dated 2010, includes Electric Typewriter (a fat rounded but squarish face), Cash Point Mono (dot matrix face), Rough Bits (grunge), Matthew's Scribblings (scribbled hand), Autumn Leaves (handprinted), Modern Curves (organic sans), Peanutz (handprinted), Matthew's Text (handprinted and grungy), and Mandala FX (comic book face).
Later typefaces: Typewriter BasiX (2011, old typewriter), Take Some Notes (2011, notebook face), Skribblex (2011, scribbly face), Typewriter Revo (2011), Lisa's Hand (2012), Look At Me (2012, +Outline: cartoonish), 19th Century Retro (2012, blackletter), 14 Segment LED Display (2013).
Klingspor link. MyFonts link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Besançon, France, who created the minimalist monospaced typefaces Monoclature and Monoclature Slab Serif in 2013. Behance link. [Google]
[Nonpareille (or: Chastellun.net)]
Creator of hand-printed typefaces XianjU (2012, iFontMaker), Gorde Fance (2012, iFontMaker), Hand-Written Typewriter (2012, iFontMaker), Seeing Double (2012, iFontMaker) and Partletter (2012, iFontMaker). [Google]
[Evertype (was: Everson Typography)]
[Carini Type Foundry]
Michael Jason Browers
Duluth, MN-based designer (b. La Crosse, WI, 1977) of Bombastic (2010, grunge), Jeyran (2010, a blotchy hand-printed face done with Elnara Browers), Gladstone (2009, a readable blackletter), Diegeometrische (2008, a stencil for Latin and Cyrillic), Menim Elim (2007, cursive hand), Ellaroza (2007, gorgeous fleurons), Konscript (2007, old typewriter face), Geistig (2006, classical caps), Sophiazoya (2006, Victorian era ornaments), Dovshan (2007, more Victorian era ornaments), Loza (2006, curly antique face), Disjecta (2006, a shaken serif face), Formasi (2006, grunge face), Mehriban (2007, grunge), Mehriban Outline (2008), Squarefill (2008, grungy stencil), Squarefix (2008, grungy stencil), Wingbrush (2008), Somatica (2006, grunge) and Isoglyphics (2005, dingbats). MyFonts page. Alternate URL at MyFonts. [Google]
Free font designer in Germany. His production, which is divided over two foundries, one called Akut, and one called Typism, is as follows: Arthur-Regular, Attila-Regular, Attila-ShadowRegular, Ernst-Regular (old typewriter), Ernst-RegularBackg, Gustav-Black, Heiko-Normal (futuristic), Hektor-Bold, Hektor-Light, Hektor-Regular, Ilse-Normal (irregular hand), Kolja-Black, Ringo-Heavy, Ronny-Normal, Sancho-Bold, Sancho-Regular, Typos-Regular (dingbats), Ute-Regular.
Dafont link. [Google]
Michael Tension (b. 1973) run Tension Type in Victoria, BC. He went commercial in 2012.
Creator of the grunge face Caslame (2008), the old typewriter face My Underwood (2008), the handwriting face Prophecy Script (2008), the hand-printed 2Dumb (2009), 3Dumb (2009) and Chinese Ruler (2008), and the dymo white on black label face Impact Label (2008). In 2009, he made Sans I Am (sans), Fuck Beans (hand-printed; +Bold, +Italic), Key Tab Metal (outline) and the western face Heffer.
Additions in 2010: Bottle Depot, Leander, Kyboshed (ball terminal face), Sears Tower (old typewriter), Helveticrap, DINK (grunge).
Fonts from 2011: J.P. Kasperville (hand-printed).
Fonts made in 2012: Deadspace.
Font Squirrel link. Fontsy link. Fontspace link. Kernest link. Font Squirrel link. [Google]
[The Type Fetish]
Mieps' Cool Fonts
[Marc André Misman]
Marc André Misman from Saarbrücken designed Wendy (2009, pixel font), Pocket Monster, Funky Knut (1999), Funky Knut Sober (1999), Matchworks (1999), MicroMieps, TriumphTippa (old typewriter), Belmongo (2001, pixel font), Pixelino, Booze, Snorks, Amina, Garth, Jet Age, Ernest Borgnine, Engelberg, AdvoCut, and Oliver. Has a Corel Draw font making tutorial.
Dafont link. [Google]
Designer at Die Gestalten of Brother (stencil) and T-Star Mono Round (monowidth). In 2002, he coedited Los Logos, a 444 page book of logos (with Robert Klanten and Nicholas Bourquin). In 2007, the typewriter face Generell TW was added.
At Binnenland, he has Relevant (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2007; loosely influenced by 'Record Gothic', created by R. Hunter Middleton for the Ludlow Typograph Company in 1927), T-Star Pro, T-Star TW Pro (typewriter face, 2002), Korpus (2012, with Nik Thoenen), and Catalog (Michael Mischler and Nik Thoenen, 2005).
Klingspor link. [Google]
Mikael Spicey Björnlycke
Designer of the old typewriter font DeadOnArrival. Also did Yardie. [Google]
[BTD (or: Big Toe Designs)]
[Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)]
Born in Pamplona in 1987 who obtained a Masters in typography and type design from EINA in Barcelona. He designed Macca (2011, a typewriter style Egyptian family), Straw (2011, a display face), and Rokel (2011, a sans face for texts). Behance link. [Google]
Milan de Jong
[Themes of a scorched earth]
In 2010, designers Timo Gaessner and Alexander Meyer started MilieuGrotesque (or: Meyer&Gässner) in Zurich, an independent platform for designers and editors, publishing and distributing a growing collection of typefaces and related publications. MilieuGrotesque reflects our ongoing interest and involvement with all things typographical in work and thought. The page features mainly typefaces designed by themselves:
- Maison (2010) is a four weight proportional and a four weight monospaced aligned grotesque, based on a constructed principle to achieve an industrial flavour with a minimum of details and optical corrections. Originally designed for the use in the corporate design of Thomas Bendel Architect, Berlin, Maison evolved to a typeface that can be used for a large range of applications. By Gaessner.
- Chapeau (2010): a rounded face.
They write: The Chapeau Typeface has been inspired by a letter printed on the back of a Johnny Cash cover, that he had a addressed to his fans in Germany. Apparently, this record - released sometime mid seventies - contained most of Cash's songs he had composed during his time at the air-force in Landshut, Bavaria, during the american occupation shortly after World War II. However, this poor offset reproduction of an original typed letter worked as a base of this geometric drawn, proportional aligned typeface. By Gaessner.
- Lacrima (2010, Alexander Meyer): an attractive typewriter type. Meyer writes: Lacrima is a rounded slab-serif typeface family with a classic modern, industrial charm. The whole family is based upon a typewriter specimen of the so called IBM Golfball Typeface, Light Italic. A handwritten inspired italic, with swash elements and characteristic ink-drop endings. The new digital interpretation is featuring two corresponding upright versions: Lacrima-Serif and Lacrima-Senza - each version is available in three distinctive weights; Light, Regular and Bold.
- Generika (Alexander Meyer, 2008): a rounded display sans. Meyer writes: Generika is inspired by an old Adler typewriter specimen. As an artefact of using a flaky carbon ribbon onto not-so-great paper, the actual outcome when used on the typewriter was badly printed with blurry corners. These blurry letterforms influenced the contemporary reinterpretation of this condensed and quite unusual typewriter face with its slightly rounded corners. The different weights are proportionately designed, making them useful for a diverse range of applications. Generika is also available as a monospaced version.
- Brezel Grotesk (2011) by Stefanie Preis/Burri-Preis is a sans serif typeface, inspired by the character of classic ninetheen-century grotesques, an unpretentious typestyle, completed by the regular, yet organic shape of a Bavarian pretzel. Readable in small point sizes, yet remarkable at larger sizes, the letters have distinctive terminals. Designed in four weights to function in all text settings, Brezel is suited for a wide range of applications. Unlike most sans serif typefaces of the 19th century Brezel Grotesk comes with a true italic.
Czech creator of the old typewriter font Psacstroj (2011), Rifle 1 (2012, a wooden plank typeface), Willy 2 (2011, hand-printed), Ozzy 2 (2011, grunge blackletter face), and Mucha (2011, art nouveau).
In 2013, the dot matrix typeface family PlDvl was created.
Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Vilnius-born typeface designer (b. 1969) of the FF Elementa family (Courier-like) at FontFont. Also made the Greek font Korinthus and Grecs du Roi WG (2001), a wonderful fully accented Greek font named after Claude Garamond's 16th century cut for the French royal printers. For Linguist's Software, he has made several Greek fonts. In 2002, he designed Elementa Rough (an old typewriter font), FF Elementa Greek and FF Elementa Cyrillic. His Grecs du roi WG (2001) is here. Fontshop link. [Google]
Misprinted Type offers free and commercial old typewriter and grunge fonts designed by Eduardo Recife, an illustrator and graphic designer from Belo Horizonte, Brazil, b. 1980. Although his main work is in illustration, he became well-known in the early 2000's for his original grunge type designs. Typefaces:
Earlier versions of this site can be found at TypOasis and Dafont. Many of his fonts are also here and here. Klingspor link. Fontspace link. Dafont link. [Google]
- Max Rhodes (based on the handwriting of Max Rhodes), Nasty, Shortcut, Carimbo (2003), Nars, Mosh (2004), Trashold (2004), Great Circus> (2004, a five-weight calligraphic decorative family), Pastelaria, Downcome (2002), DIESEL, DirtyEgo (2001), Mialgia, OverBored, PrintError, RecifeDings, ThirdWorldBuzz, Besign, HorsePuke, Lhabia, MemoryLapses, misprintedtype, NoMoreTypewriters, PrintFuck151, Selfish (2001), Misproject, Porcelain, Rochester (old typewriter), NailScratch, Astonished, Broken15, DisgustingBehavior, Guilty (2011, grunge).
- NeasdenPIP was designed with Steve Smith (2001).
- At Visuelle Orgasmus, we find Superphunky, Superload and Superaircraft, all made in 2001.
- Here, we find DirtyEgo, Downcome, Porcelain, Selfish, Shortcut.
- Myfonts sells Mercy (2013, a set of connected Spencerian penmanship style fonts, with ornaments and flourishes if needed), Revanche (2013, a grunge stencil font), Grandpas Typewriter (2013, old typewriter font family), Monster Days (2007, grunge calligraphy), Kyoto (grunge), AntiRomantic (2006), Toscography (2007, slightly Kafkaesque), LeKing (2007: Eduardo calls it the Frankenstein of vintage ornamental typefaces of the past centuries), HandMade (2007, hand-drawn ornamental caps), Nars (2003, grungy script), Mosh (2004), Carimbo, Great Circus, Trashold.
Monotype's monospaced font families: Andalé Monospace, Arial Monospace, Courier, Letter Gothic, Lucida Console, OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR, Typewriter, Typewriter Elite, Typewriter Gothic. [Google]
[Heikki Morgan Hämäläinen]
Morgan (whose real name is Heikki Juhani Hämäläinen) is an artist and gardener in Finland who was born in 1963 in Pälkäne.
In 2010, he founded Morganismi (in Finland's Sysmä), and created the children's hand Morganshand, the petroglyph font Rock Painting, the retro futuristic face 2010 Outta Space (2010), and the insult-inspired dingbat face 1HarshLanguage. Morganismi (2010) is a primitive human alphabet. Kauhaatos (2010) is a scary gothic face. Fraught (+Icons, which includes some fists) (2010) is a rough hand-printed stencil face. Curser (2010) is an old typewriter face.
Morgothick (2011) is described as follows: Morgothick is an ugly not-so-decorative blackletter font, hand-drawn like straight from the dark Middle Ages of drunk monks and dim chambers.
Riipale (2012) is a font family with two sets of hand-drawn characters.
Typefaces from 2013: However (ransom note font), Alph Deco (art deco outline font), Seriffi Morgan (an antiqued roman typeface). [Google]
Mortal Turtle Foundry (or: Einzig Design)
Lake Zurich, Illinois, foundry without a home page, where you can find fonts by Robert (Bob) Conlon. They sell for about 5USD. Fonts include Dodgenburn, EinzigSans, EinzigSerif, Einzine, Etched, Notchenarow, RogersTypewriter, Rubberstamp, Scraping, Scratchy (1994), SloppyInk, Sponged, Stratenarow. Sloppy Ink and RogersTypewriter are great typewriter fonts. Other place to check:Fontfreak (e.g., Dodgenburn is there). Alternatively, you could go to a subpage of A4, and Mac type 1 versions seem to be free there. Dafont link. [Google]
Mr. Fisk (or: MR.FISK's FONTEX 2000mg)
From Sweden, Mike Larsson's fonts include some dingbats, many grunge styles, some gothic fonts, and many crazy designs. These were mostly free. URL at 1001 fonts. Larsson went partially commercial in 2006. His commercial fonts include the distressed family Jackdaws and the grunge family My Big Sphinx. Devian Tart site. His Murderama site is dedicated to art and music. Dafont link.
His fonts: Cold Coffee (2005), Terror 2005, Psych (2005), SwedeTrauma2005, Typewriter Royal 200 (2004, bold, thrashed and normal styles), A Perfect Drowning, Kraut-type-a-fuck (2004, distressed blackletter), Megalomania X (2003), Crap Music, AMobileLife, AlienCrops, Alienoid, AmateurLobotomy, Anal Probe (2012), Anarchistic (nice), Angrybitch, AreaIntruder, BadCargo, Beyond-Dingbat, Bio-septic, Bodybag, BrainDamage, BrendaSpencer, Buried, CafeAuShite, Caffeine, ColourBlind, Cypher, Damnation, DeadPostMan, DeadPostMan2004 (2004, old typewriter), DeadlyBreakfast, Dear-Theo (the Vincent Van Gogh font), Division-X, Dr. Benway, Dr.Enoksen, EdGein, Electric-Chair, Evil-Mail, FadedMovieStar, Feed-The-Enemy, Feed, FingeredFlesh, Fishcheese-Lungpeed, Fiskish-art, FlamingCorpse, ForgottenHospital, Fuckin'uglyfont, Hairofthedog (2000), HardWare, HateYouAll, HeadSurgery, ImpotentDeadFucker, InterZone-2, InterzoneCode, Jack-The-Ripper, Kontakt-Zagreb, LittleInsect, Living-End, LostPassenger(part2), LostPassenger(version3), LostPassenger, LostPassenger4, LowDown, LubricantSmell, Mr.Fisk.(hand), Mr.Fisk.-Art-2, MrFisk-Coke, MyBiopsy, NaiveFont, NoOne, Nofriend, Note-Of-Terror, NothingNet, PeepShow (white on black), Peter-Kurten, Private-Death, PrivateHell, Re-buried, Reinfeldt's Rotten Brain Font (2008, grungy stencil), Remington Riviera (Sperry rand, 2007, old typewriter), Santanas Humanum Salvator, ShittyDings, SickCoke, SixPointNine, Space-ship354, Suicide, Sweden-sucks, SwedishMeat (special), SymbolNerve (hacker font), The End (blackletter), The-Evil-Cop, TimesNewZoo-man, Under-water, Untitled, Washme,please, ZeBirdzLaMortum, DancingDead, Depressionist (2000), Areyouawake, Neo?, BadCargo2.0, BrokenPlanewing, Brother Deluxe 1350 (2012, old typewriter face), FriedAss, Handgranade, Head-injuries, German Underground (2003, smudged blackletter), Satanas Humanum Salvator (2000, a blackletter face with arrows for learning the curves).
Aka Murderama at Devian tart. [Google]
[Mark van Bronkhorst]
MvB Design is Mark van Bronkhorst's company in Albany, CA. Also known as Markanna Studios Inc. Fonts distributed by FontHaus and MyFonts.
In the list below, unless explicitly mentioned, Mark van Bronkhorst is the designer: GryphiusMVB (2003), MVB Solano Gothic (2007-2009, six Bank Gothic lookalikes done for the city of Albany, CA), ITC Conduit (1997), MVB Celestia Antiqua One and Two (1993-1996, contains zodiac signs), MVB Greymantle (1993, Kanna Aoki), Magnesium MvB (1998, Adobe), Magnolia MvB (1997), Airedale (1992), BovinePoster or MVB Bovine (1993), DickAndJane (1994), MildewRoman (1994), QuercusRegular (1993), PFAnimals (1993), PFCommerceCommunication (1992), PFFoodDrink (1992), PFHolidaysCelebrations (1992), PFHouseholdItems (1993), PFTransportTravel (1992), QuercusHard (1993), MVB Emmascript (1996, Kanna Aoki), MVB Café Mimi (1996-2003, Kanna Aoki), MVB Pedestria (2002, a sans family by Akemi Aoki), MVB Pedestria Pict (2002, dingbats by Akemi Aoki), MVB Verdigris (2003-2011, a garalde close to Sabon), MVB Fantabular and MVB Fantabular Sans (2002, Akemi Aoki, monospaced, typewriter-style), MVB Grenadine One and Two (2003, sans families by Akemi Aoki), MVB Peccadillo (2002, by Holly Goldsmith and Alan Greene), BossaNovaMVB (Holly Goldsmith, 1997), BatmanForever1 (1994, Maseeh Rafani/Warner Bros and Mark van Bronkhorst), Breakdown (1996), HornyDave (1995, based on illustrations of Georgia Panagiotopoulos), HypnoclipsLogoFont (1997), Ovidius (1993), Subterfuge (1995), ZedGothicMvB (1996), HotsyTotsy, MVB Sirenne Six, MVB Sirenne Text, MVB Sirenne Display (2002, display serif family by by MvB and Alan Greene), Veriris Pro Text (2003-2011).
MVB Sacre Bleu (2007) is an award-winning handwriting face about which Joshua Lurie-Terrell writes: Sacre Bleu is the most flexible and accessible informal script of 2007, and rivals some of the best faces in this vein from the past decade. He compares it with Christian Robertson's Dear Sarah, Dave Farey's Lettres Eclatees, Letterror's Salmiak and Nick Cooke's Olicana, another very successful face.
In 2008, Mark set up Sweet Fonts, where he and Linnea Lundquist designed Sweet Upright Script (2008), and Mark published the quintuple line blackboard board family Sweet Titling No. 22 (2010), Sweet Square (2011---in the style of Bank Gothic), Sweet Sans Pro (2011, a sans family from Hairline to Heavy. He says: The family is based on antique engraver's lettering templates called masterplates. Professional stationers use a pantograph to manually transfer letters from these masterplates to a piece of copper or steel that is then etched to serve as a plate or die. This demanding technique is rare today given that most engravers now use a photographic process to make plates, where just about any font will do. But the lettering styles engravers popularized during the first half of the twentieth century---especially the engraver's sans---are still quite familiar and appealing. It is in the style of Burin Sans and Sackers Gothic. And Embarcadero MVB (2010, a near-grotesque superfamily).
In 2013, MVB published the utilitarian sans family MVB Solitaire.
Linotype link. FontShop link. Alternate URL. Klingspor link.
View Mark van Bronkhorst's typefaces. [Google]
MyFonts: American Typewriter
Compare various commercial versions of the American Typewriter typeface. [Google]
MyFonts selection for Courier. [Google]
MyFonts: Dirty typewriter typefaces
A list of dirty typewriter typefaces. [Google]
Typefaces related to IBM, such as Courier and IBM Bodoni. [Google]
MyFonts: Letter Gothic
Compare the original Letter Gothic and its digital descendants. [Google]
The most popular fonts in the MyFonts monospace category in 2011. At the top is Moki (Face Type). In the top six, there are three typewriter types: Decima Mono (Tipografia Ramis), Letter Gothic (URW++) and Default (omtype). [Google]
MyFonts: Remington typewriter typefaces
Compare some commercial typewriter typefaces that can be traced back to the Remington typewriter. [Google]
MyFonts: School paper typefaces
School paper typefaces on the MyFonts site. [Google]
MyFonts: Typefaces like Underwood
A list of dirty or old typewriter typefaces in the style of Underwood, a typewriter popular in the 1920s and 1930s. [Google]
[Goddess Nadia (or: Bleedsopretty)]
Designer of the old typewriter font Maszyna Nagib. [Google]
Nancy Mazzei and Brian Kelly designed Backspacer (a white-on-black old typewriter font) for Smoke Bomb Studio in 1993. This was subsequently published at Emigre. They designed GLADYS and Teenager (1994) at GarageFonts.
Nancy Mazzei works as the VP of off-air creative at VH1 in New York City. She was a partner in her own studio, Smokebomb, in the early 90's for 6 years. Her shop created original fonts for Emigre and David Carson/Raygun magazine. She taught typography for four years at The School of Visual Arts where she earned her BFA with honors in Media Arts. Mazzei lives in Manhattan with her husband Michael Wong.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Nerfect Type Laboratories
Nerfect Type Labs in Berwyn, IL, is the foundry of Britton Walters (b. Atlanta, GA, 1973). Free fonts: Desmond (2003), Ausfahrt (dingbats), Bad Weekend (comic book font), Clint (2003), CursedMustache (2003), Clunky, Coffin Nails, Conspiracy (old typewriter font), Crap Magnet family (free at Chank's), Cursed Mustache, Demand (ransom font), Emma 65, G.I. Jerk, Goblin, Heavyweight, Hybrid, Joey, Kirok, Mental Junk Drawer (dingbats), Minibike, Mister Filthy, Mutant, Pixie (pixel font), Roadtrip, Sanford, Sex Shop, Skyland, Space Junk, Speed Demon, Stag Wart, Thug, Tricky Treat (2003). Pay fonts: Crunk, Go-Rilla, Kurtzberg, Monsterkit, Nerfect Cola, Outlaw, Muggler.
MyFonts.com sells some of their fonts: Stinky School Book, Creeps (2002, funny faces!), Ailene, Smuggler (2001), Crunk, Kurtzberg, Nerfect&Cola, Go-rilla, Outlaw, Class of 1964 (dingbats), Dingbatio, Mr. Walters-Casual (comic book face), Tricky-Treat (scratchy handwriting), Fiend (2004) and MonsterKit.
View Britton Walters's typefaces. [Google]
Vernon Adams (born England, 1967) is a furniture restorer, woodcarver and typeface designer. New Typography is his type design site. Vernon graduated in 2007 with an MA in type design from the University of Reading. Fontspace link. Dafont link. Google Plus link. Fontsquirrel link. Klingspor link.
He developed Mako (2007), a type family for text and image in magazines. Earlier, he created AutoPacHousehold. Nobile (2010) is part of the Google font directory. Through the Open Font Library, one can get the source Fontforge code for this open source sans family. About Mako, he writes that he submitted the font to Fontsmith, which sat on it for a while and rejected it, only to publish a few weeks later Lurpak, which according to Vernon is too similar to his rejected design. Free fonts at Google Code by Vernon, as of the end of 2010 include Coda (a heavy elliptical face), Nobile (mentioned above), Corben (a curvy bold face in the style of Cooper Black), and Gruppo (a thin sans).
In 2011, he added Coustard (a slab serif family), Damion (connected signage script), Smythe (Victorian), Radley (display face), Oswald (a reworking of the Alternate Gothic style), Candal (sans), Pacifico (connected signage face), Bangers (comic book face), Anton (heavy sans), Bevan (a reworking of Beton, a traditional slab serif display typeface created by Heinrich Jost in the 1930s), Six Caps (a condensed headline face), Meddon (a display font created from the handwritten script of an Eighteenth century legal document), Rokkitt (an Egyptian), Paytone One (headline face), Holtwood One SC (wood block simulation face), Monofett (white on black), Carter One (casual face), Francois One (gothic sans), Sigmar One (think mid twentieth century pulp magazine advertising), Bigshot One, Metrophobic, Mako, Francois One, Nunito (rounded), Shanti, Sigmar, Muli (minimalist sans), Kameron (an Egyptian), Stardos Stencil, Bowlby One, Bowlby One SC (fat poster face), Tienne (serif), Monoton (a multiline face in the style of Koch's Prisma, 1931), Sancreek (emulating an ornamental wood font), Amatic SC (handprinted poster family), Sancreek (a Tuscan face), Oswald (in the old Alternate Gothic tradition of sans faces), Rammetto (based on the Stephenson Blake uppercase display font Basuto, released in 1926), and Michroma (modeled after Microgramma).
Typefaces made in 2012 include Bench Nine (Google Web Fonts: based on old Stephenson Blake typefaces), Oxygen (a sans face available from Google Web Fonts), Oxygen Mono (Google Web Fonts), Norican (free script font at Google Web Fonts based in part on Stephenson Blake's Glenmoy from the 1920s), Cutive (free at Google Web Fonts, based on the IBM typewriter faces Executive and Smith-Premier), Pontano Sans (Google Web Fonts: a light basic sans), Trocchi (Google Web Fonts: derived from Nebiolo's Egiziano, and Caslon & Co's Antique No.4 and Ionic No.2), Seymour One (Google Web Fonts: derived from Sigma One), Anaheim (sans, Google Web Fonts), Cutive and Cutive Mono (Google Web Fonts: based on the typewriter typefaces of IBM's Executive and the older Smith-Premier).
Typefaces from 2013: Mondo (sans), Oswald (grotesque and stencil), Anton (grotesque). [Google]
Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997, and lives since 1997 in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. From ca. 1990 onwards, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool.
Near the end of 2012, he posted this comment on his web site: Fifteen years ago, I embarked on a wonderful voyage of discovery, when I created my very first font with Fontographer 3.15. My maiden voyages were, frankly, rather clunky and amateurish, but I have been told that they showed promise. Well, sure enough, thanks to the diligent (and patient) efforts of Ilene Strizver, I polished up my craft enough to sell my humble efforts---first as a sideline business and, since 2006, as my full-time job. In total, I have produced over eleven hundred fonts---almost five hundred of them freeware fonts, which I conservatively estimate have been downloaded and enjoyed by over three million people worldwide. Unfortunately, this past year has brought a series of unanticipated setbacks, culminating in the loss of my wife's beautiful mind and soul to the scourge of alcoholism. In an effort to generate extra income to cover the expenses for her long-term care, I have proposed a number of, I believe, innovative ways to revamp the online font business; unfortunately, those efforts have fallen flat, primarily due to the professional font community's abject fear of crossing the $165 million Elephant in the Room. I even offered a special discount rate of 75% off retail price for full-time students of Typohile Forum. To date, there have been zero takers. Hell: even the webfont kit of one of my own fonts which I purchased from myfonts.com turned out to be an empty folder. Talk about a run of bad luck. Which leaves my with you, dear readers. If you or someone you know has had fun or made a buck from my humble efforts throughout the years, please donate whatever you can---even a lousy dollar would help---to help me out. I would greatly appreciate it.
Home page. Dafont link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link.
View the typefaces designed by Nick Curtis. [Google]
[Nick Curtis: Slab serif faces]
[Nick Curtis: Commercial faces]
Nick Curtis: Commercial faces
Nick Curtis (b. Chicago, 1948) lived in Texas from 1952-1997. Since 1997, he is in Gaithersburg, MD and Alexandria, MD. Since the 1990s, he has been designing fonts, first for free, and then commercially. He had a great reputation as a "revivalist" type designer, with a particular interest in retro fonts and art deco types. In 2003, his site had become too popular and too expensive to maintain, and thus he went commercial as Nick's Fonts. Interview. Free downloads at TypOasis. Complete list of names and other info, maintained by Sander de Voogt. Interview in which we learn about his fondness for Corel Draw as a type design tool. Home page. His free fonts are listed elsewhere.
On MyFonts, he says this about himself: Nick's Fonts is a modest little foundry dedicated to the preservation of our rich typographic heritage. Most of the foundry's designs are based on authentic historical sources, gleaned from the massive collections of the Library of Congress. If you are looking for a font that captures the essence of the Wild West, the Gay Nineties or the Jazz Age, look here first: if it is not in the catalog, it will be soon. [Google]
Nick Curtis: Slab serif faces
Slab serif faces made by Nick Curtis between 1997 and 2010 include the following. [Google]
[Jelm Design (was: temperament form)]
Bogota, Columbia-based artist, b. 1985. Home page. Creator of the grunge face Draconian Microliner (2010), of Draconian Mechanical Pencil (2010), and of the grungy typewriter face Draconian Typewriter (2010).
In 2013, he created the pixel typefaces Draconian Pixels (Minimal, Regular).
Dafont link. [Google]
Graphic design graduate from the Faculty of Applied Arts (Belgrade), 2003. Graphic and type designer who lives in Belgrade. Together with his father, type designer Zoran Kostic, he runs Kostic Type Foundry (est. 2010). His first commercial font there is the Old Slavonic simulation face Taurunum (2011). He also made the Battlefin text family (2011), the organic Pagewalker (2011), and the slab family Battleslab (2011).
Typefaces from 2012: Kostic Serif (2012) is a classical transitional family codesigned by Nikola and Zoran. Argumentum is a balanced and stylish display face. Breakers is a sans typeface family that covers all weights, from Thin to Ultra. Its companion is Breakers Slab.
Typefaces from 2013: Bicyclette (a wonderful sans family, from Thin to Black, with small x-heigt, wide spacing, and gentle understated rounding).
Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google]
During her graphic design studies in Zagreb, Croatia, Nina Ivanovic designed the typewriter-style typeface Baraka (2013, +Stencil). [Google]
No Bodoni Typography
[George Everet Thompson]
Chicago, IL-based foundry run by George E. Thompson (b. 1945, Chicago). Expensive but high quality families include Estiennium (quirky humanist sans), Isbellium (a sans serif version of Dick Isbell's Americana type, the last type cut in metal by American Type Founders), Nirvanium (wedge serif), ITC Oldrichium (2011, angular lettering in the style of Oldrich Menhart), Parmatype, Parisette, Marseillette, Lyonette, and Berlinette (2001). George Thompson teaches at the Art&Design Department of Columbia College Chicago (since 1986). He has a deep involvement in letterpress printing and co-founded Columbia's private press, the Calhoun Press, named for John Calhoun, the first printer in Chicago. He also founded his own Spurius Press, devoted to publishing matters of typography and named for Spurius Carvillus, the ancient Roman credited with designing the letter G. ITC Oldrichium. MyFonts is selling their fonts now: Claudium NB (2002), Crowbird Pro Bold (2012), Dog Butter (2004, script face), the eerie didone font Floridium NB (2002, based on wood type from the 1800s), Ms Kitty NB (2002, a fun face), Parma Typewriter NB (based on Bodoni), and Tinman Pro (2011).
In 2013, George published the dingbat typeface Ovoid Two Zero.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View the No Bodoni typeface library. [Google]
Nobop Design (was: NoMa works)
Noboru Yumisaka (Nobop Design) offers his free fonts (Nbit8 (2004, pixel), Future-X (2004, techno), RowOfPebbles (2004), ArcBranch (2002), Junkyard (2002), Dim Matrix (2000, dot matrix), Electric Circuit (2000), Markdown (2000)), a commercial frog dingbat face Noppy (2004, frog dingbats), another commercial face, Dancing Leaf (2004), and one commercial family from the Font Pavilion 12 series, OneSerif (2000, a typewriter face). Latest additions: Bulge (2006), RigidRibbon (2006), WornOut (2005), Straight Town (2005), Attach (2005). By Noboru Yumisaka. Direct access. [Google]
[Nobop Design (was: NoMa works)]
Nonpareille (or: Chastellun.net)
Matthieu Cortat was born in Délémont (Switzerland) in 1982. After a degree in graphic design in 2005, at the University of Art&Design Lausanne (Ecal), he obtained a Masters at the Atelier National de Recherche Typographie in Nancy (France). He now works in Lyon, France, where he set up Nonpareille. He lectures at the Printing Museum of Lyon, France
Designer of Bentham (transitional),Bonesana (2009, Gestalten, an elegant text family straight out of the 18th century), Brett (2004, a rounded pixel face), Chastelmail (a modification of ITC Officina), Goupil (2008, by Regis Tosetti), Ecstrat (2009, ornamental 18th century type in the style of Fournier or Rosart), Fairplay (transitional newspaper face), Glovis (2007, a monospaced typewriter typeface with ball terminals; with Régis Tosetti), Hans (a Koch-style blackletter), Liberté, Tartan, Monolith, and Stockmar (2007, Optimo: a 12-style baroque family inspired by by Johann Rudolf Genath II (1679-1740)).
At Nonpareille, he designed Stuart Pro and Stuart Standard in 2008. These almost Venetian low-contrast text type families come in 18 styles each, and have three optical choices for the ranges below 8pt, 8-12 pt and above 12pt.
Ainsifont carries Brett (a computer font), Ecstrat and Glovis.
Typefaces from 2013:
- Chrysaora. An all caps art deco typeface family based on the engraved letters on the Palais de la Porte Dorée in Paris.
- Ebnor. A digital version of the Écriture Bâton Normalisée (standardized sans serif) presented by M. Brun in a self-published booklet of 1959. The shape of letters respects the standard E-04-105 of the French Association for Standardization (AFNOR) which sets norms for industry, engineering and architecture. All letters are monolined and warmly rounded.
- Svafa. This is a rune simulation typeface that revives lettering designed by Eugène Grasset in 1893, on a poster for Richard Wagner's opera, Valkyrie.
- Petit Serif: Petit Serif is a caps face with copperplate endings, described as an interpretation (with Latin, Greek and Cyrillic versions) based on the lettering done at 55 Broadway, S.W.1, London, by Percy J. Delf Smith. It is a sans serif presenting the classic proportions of the Roman Square Capitals, yet it does show tiny serifs due to the use of a brush.
- Mecano Sans and Mecano Serif. A revival of a condensed geometric Nebiolo family.
- Henry. They write: Henry is a personal reinterpretation of the Garamond cut for the Deberny & Peignot type foundry between 1914 and 1926 by Henri Parmentier, under the management of Georges Peignot, who owned the foundry. Their purpose was to recreate the gracefulness of Claude Garamont's type face while allowing for the development of modern paper making, with its wood pulp paper, as opposed to 16th century rag paper. This elegant and smooth text family has its own mind: Henry is based on the text sizes (9 to 14) of the Garamond Peignot. It is a light and fluid Garald, rather skinny and narrow, with a slender grace. There is an art nouveau spirit in its z leaning on the left, its serpentine a and J, the roundish lower bowl of its t, the wide tail of its Q.
- Hans. A dark textura blackletter.
- Battling. This is quite an interesting sans family, in the geometric style of 1930s Europe. The original rough model was a typeface family called Universelles by the Dutreix foundry in Limoges, first produced in the 1930s. The heavier weights are characterized by small cactus spurs.
- Anacharsis. An experimental geometric sans family.
- Basetica Pro (2013). Even though only offered in two styles, the announcement says that Basetica aims to be the Helvetica for 2013.
View Matthieu Cortat's typefaces. View Nonpareille's font library. [Google]
Nymfont (was: Nymphont)
Lauren Thompson (Nymfont, or Nymphont) is a designer from Las Vegas (b. 1982). She created the elegant sans face LT Oksana (2008), the grungy Frail 7 bedazzled (2008) and the classical ornament face Nymphette (2008). Her LT Nutshell Library (2008, an ornamental titling font and a display text font) was inspired by the "Nutshell Library," a book series by Maurice Sendak. LT Chickenhawk (2008) is a hand-printed outline font.
Nymph's handwriting (2009) followed a bit later. LT White Fang (2009) is an outline blackletter face. LT Sweet Nothings (+ Dingbats), Cupi de Locke and Damask Dings were added in 2009. Champagne&Limousine (2009) is an elegant geometric sans family. Caviar Dreams (2009) and LT Anomaly (2009) are sans families. Happy Phantom (2009, +Demi) is a typewriter-style slab serif.
Pinstripe Limo (2010) is bilined. Sachiko (2010) is an upright connected script. Jolly (2010) is a monoline sans family with four weights.
Lemondrop (2012) is an art deco family. Tellural (2012) is a monoline sans typeface family. The 4-style serif face Aver (2012) is quite useful.
In 2013, she published Merveille (a ronde script), Xiomara (connected curly script), Connie (a late Victorian or early art nouveau typeface), Whipsmart (a clean flared sans), the classic ornamental font Dingleberries, Margot (a quaint almost art nouveau alphabet), and the informal Tuscan face Robinne (+Truecase).
Devian Tart link. Abstract Fonts link. Fontspace link. Nymfont home page, which has a type design blog. Klingspor link. [Google]
Old typewriter font
Gete (1994) is an old typewriter font based upon a typewriter I used when I was a boy. My mother had kept in the attic, and it still had a 20-year old dried out ribbon in it. Remington was the name of the machine. Here we approximated the contours by a minimal polygon that would correctly color each of the pixels in the original bitmap. Naive, but it works. Check also for OV29 in our download page. [Google]
Old Typewriter Fonts
Old typewriter font archive run by Richard Gallagher. Windows truetype. Great resource! [Google]
Old typewriter fonts: FontShop selection 2010
FontShop compiled its list of old typewriter typefaces from its stable of fonts: FF Trixie, Sayer Interview (Mecanorma), FF Elementa rough, FF Magda, Secret Service Typewriter (Red Rooster), Linotype Typo American, P22 Typewriter and Chandler 42. They call it distressed typewriter faces, as if typewriters had a mind and could get distressed all by themselves. [Google]
Old Typewriter TrueType Fonts Home Page
Jason Mark's own creations: Loony (curly letters), (old) Typewriter (1996, 3 versions) and Scratchy Mess. Alternate site. Another site. Jason lives in Brantford, CT. [Google]
Swedish art director and designer who lives in Stockholm, b. 1983. In 2009, together with Sebastian Wadsted, he designed the commercial typewriter family Client Mono (Die Gestalten) (+Bold, +Light). He created the fat rounded signage family Metier (2011, Die Gestalten; +Highlighted; images: i, ii, iii, iv, v). [Google]
Spanish designer of several typefaces at Folch Studio. These include the typewriter family A80241736 (2006), FS Schoolbook Mono Italic (2006), and FS Courier (2006). [Google]
The file peter-fonts.zip contains (an archive of) about 15 old typewriter fonts in truetype format. [Google]
Open Source Publishing (or: OSP)
Free software project based in Belgium and run by four people (and I quote from their web page):
Alternate URL. They also describe interesting autotrace software included in Inkscape and UNIX batch tools for good autotracing of images. Designers of free fonts:
- Harrisson: Graphic designer and typographer, based in Liege and Brussels. Started to use as much Open Source software as possible on his Macintosh, as part of a research project The Tomorrow Book at the Jan van Eyck Academy in Maastricht.
- Pierre Huyghebaert: Exploring for eighteen years several practices around graphic design, he currently drives his own studio Speculoos. Interested to use free sofware to re-learn to work in others way and collaboratively on cartography, type design, web interface, schematic illustration, teaching and book design.
- Nicolas Malevé: Systems- and software developer from Brussels with a long interest in the politics and practice of software. Uses Linux since 1998 and makes publishing- and distribution systems for collaborative work.
- Femke Snelting: Graphic designer and artist based in Brussels. Most of her current work is for the web. Recently switched to Linux after using Apple Macintosh for more than ten years.
- Alfphabet (2009). Based on the Belgian road signage system in use from 1945-1975. It came from Minneapolis to Brussels with 3M.
- Cimatics (2009). Totally experimental. This font was designed in July 2009, for the graphic identity of Cimatics A\V Platform. It gathers glyphs from FreeSerif, FreeSerifItalic, DejaVuSans, DejaVuSerif, the OSP_frog mascot, the Cimatics two piece heart, a baronchon_palm_tree from Open Clip Art Library and private use dingbats drawn for Cimatics (Cimatics_scare_eye, white_pentagon).
- Crickx. A digital reinterpretation of a set of adhesive letters.
- Distilled Spirit and Whisky Jazz. In September 2009, Harrisson and Jean Baptiste Parre from LPDME remixed URW Gothic (Avant Garde) and published the free fonts Distilled Spirit and Whisky Jazz.
- DLF. DLF stands for Dingbats Liberation Fest.
- Libertinage. In August 2008, Harrisson designed 26 variations on Philipp H. Poll's 2006 font Libertine, and called the new family Libertinage. It covers Greek, Latin and Cyrillic.
- Limousine. This font was made for a poster to support nine people accused of "criminal association for the purposes of terrorist activity". They were arrested the 11th of November 2008, in France. They and others are the victims of a witch-hunt where the word "terrorism" was applied to any idea or practice which challenges the status quo. An international movement is emerging in their support. For the poster, we re-mixed an open font, the Free Sans from Free UCS Outline Fonts.
- Logisoso. Logisoso is a reinterpretation of the Delhaize logo lettering.
- NotCourierSans. NotCourierSans is a reinterpretation of Nimbus Mono and was designed in Wroclaw at the occasion of Linux Graphics Meeting (LGM 2008). We took Nimbus as the base of the design. We proceeded to remove the serifs with raw cuts. We did not soften the edges. We are not here to be polite.
- OSP-DIN (2009). The first cut of OSP-DIN was drawn for the festival Cinema du réel.
- Polsku Regula (2010). Polsku Regula is inspired by polish signage, street signs and shop windows lettering.
- Reglo (2011) was used for the new identity of Radio Panik.
- Sans Guilt (2011). The three Sans Guilt fonts have been produced during "Read The Fucking Manual", an OSP workshop at Deparment 21 (Royal College of Art), using Gimp, Fonzie and Fontforge. They are different versions of Gill Sans based on three different sources. Sans Guilt MB: based on a rasterized pdf made with the Monotype Gill Sans delivered with Mac OSX. Sans Guilt DB: Based on early sketches by Eric Gill Sans Guilt LB: Based on lead type from Royal College of Arts letterpress workshop.
- Univers Else (2010-2012). A geometric sans, about which they write: Univers Else is an experiment, a first attempt to escape the post ’80 era of geometrical purity that is so typical of Postscript vector based font drawing. The shapes of Univers Else were obtained from scanning printed textpages that were optically composed by cheap phototypesetting machines in the sixties and seventies. Some of Univers Else beautiful features are: round angles, floating baselines, erratic kerning. More precisely in this case, George Maciunas of the Fluxus group used an IBM composer (probably a Selectric typewriter) for most of his own work, and as a former designer, for all Fluxus work. In the 1988 book Fluxus Codex, kindly given to Pierre Huyghebaert by Sylvie Eyberg, the body text is typeset in a charmingly rounded and dancing Univers that seems to smile playfully at its dry swiss creator. Different scans were assembled by Grégoire Vigneron following different grids. These huge bitmaps were processed with appropriate potrace settings by the Fonzie software* through a .ufo font format as a working format, and an OpenType as output. Some testing and fine-tuning was done by Pierre Marchand, Delphine Platteeuw and Pierre Huyghebaert in FontForge and the font was ready, in a finished state enough to typeset the book. The oblique versions was simply slanted on the fly.
- VJ12 (2009).
- W Droge. In 2008, they ran a workshop in Wroclaw, Poland, to design a font in a day with the free tools Inkscape, Gimp and FontForge---called W Droge. It was based on Polish traffic signs. Cooperation with Dave Crossland, Alexandre Prokoudine and Nicolas Spalinger.
- Le Patin Helvète (2012) is a slab face derived from Nimbus L. It covers Latin, Greek, Cyrillic and Hebrew.
- Mill (2012) is an architectural style face that has been created for engraving building instructions into the wood of a bench.
- Sans Guilt Wafer (2012) is described by OSP as follows: Gill Sans eats a Gaufrette.
Optimo is a Lausanne-based foundry established in 1997 by Stéphane Delgado, Gilles Gavillet and David Rust: Aerial, Chip, Flexo MM (1998, David Rust), Circuit (2002, David Rust; on the CD in Nathan Gale's type 1 book), Didot Elder (2004, a true revival of a family by Pierre Didot, 1819; it has devil-tailed S's and is similar in many places to Porchez's Ambroise. It was designed by François Rappo), Kornkuh, Nova MM, Steiner, Autologic, Detroit MM (1997), Kabin, Normal, 2000, Optimal (a kitchen tile font), Politics (squarish face by Gilles Gavillet), Montana (stencil by Gilles Gavillet), CEO (typewriter style by Rappo), Veglia, Zero. Most fonts are futuristic or experimental, with a few sans serif fonts thrown in at well. Interesting web page, which in 2003 stopped being accessible to many browsers (UNIX people can never get in, for example). In 2003, David Rust and Gilles Gavillet co-designed Cargo (stencil), Hermes (typewriter type), Index and Politics. In 2006, Philipp Herrmann created the slab serif face Piek. [Google]
The Ti92Pluspc font family by Texas Instruments (1998): a typewriter/monospace font with Latin and Greek glyphs. [Google]
P22 Type Foundry
Richard Kegler's fun Buffalo-based foundry, which he founded in 1995 together with his wife, Carima El-Behairy. Currently, on staff, we find type designers James Grieshaber and Christina Torre. In 2004, it acquired Lanston Type. P22 has some great unusual, often artsy, fonts.
The fonts are: Industrial Design (an industrial look font based on letters drawn by Joseph Sinel in the 1920s---this font is free!), LTC Jefferson Gothic Obliquie (2005, free), Sinel (free), P22Snowflakes (2003, free), Acropolis Now (1995, a Greek simulation face done with Michael Want), P22 Albers (1995; based on alphabets of Josef Albers made between 1920 and 1933 in the Bauhaus mold), Arts and Crafts (based on lettering of Dard Hunter, early 1900s, as it appeared in Roycroft books), Ambient, Aries (2004, based on Goudy's Aries), Arts and Crafts ornaments, Atomica, Bagaglio, Bauhaus (Bauhaus fonts based on the lettering of Herbert Bayer), Bifur (2004, Richard Kegler, after the 1929 original by Cassandre), Blackout, Cage (based on handwriting and sketches of the American experimental composer John Cage), P22 Casual Script (2011, Richard Kegler, a digitization of letters by sign painter B. Boley, shown in Sign of the Times Magazine), Cezanne (Paul Cezanne's handwriting, and some imagery; made for the Philadelphia Museum of Art), Child's Play, Child's Play Animals, Child's Play Blocks, Constructivist (Soviet style lettering emulating the work of Rodchenko and Popova), Constructivist extras, Czech Modernist (based on the design work of Czech artist Vojtech Preissig in the 20s and 30s), Daddy-o (Daddy-o Beatsville was done in 1998 with Peter Reiling), Daddy-o junkie, Da Vinci, Destijl (1995, after the Dutch DeStijl movement, 1917-1931, with Piet Mondrian inspired dingbats; weights include Extras, P22 Monet Impressionist (1999), Regular and Tall), Dinosaur, Eaglefeather, Escher (based on the lettering and artwork of M.C. Escher), FLLWExhibition, FLLW Terracotta, Folk Art (based on the work of German settlers in Pennsylvania), Il futurismo (after Italian Futurism, 1908-1943), Woodtype (two Tuscan fonts and two dingbats, 2004), P22 Woodcut (1996, Richard Kegler: based on the lettering carved out in wood by German expressionists such as Heckel and Kirchner), , Garamouche (2004, +P22 Garamouche Ornaments; all codesigned with James Grieshaber), GD&T, Hieroglyphic, P22 Infestia (1995), Insectile, Kane, Kells (1996, a totally Celtic family, based on the Book of Kells, 9th century; the P22 Kells Round was designed with David Setlik), Koch Signs (astrological, Christian, medieval and runic iconography from Rudolf Koch's The Book of Signs), P22 Koch Nueland (2000), Larkin (2005, Richard Kegler, 1900-style semi-blackletter), London Underground (Edward Johnston's 1916 typeface, produced in an exclusive arrangement with the London Transport Museum; digitized by Kegler in 1997, and extended to 21 styles in 2007 by him as P22 Underground Pro, which includes Cyrillic and Greek and hairline weights), Pan-Am, Parrish, Platten (Richard Kegler; revised in 2008 by Colin Kahn as P22 Platten Neu; based on lettering found in German fountain pen practice books from the 1920s), Preissig, Prehistoric Pals, Petroglyphs, Rodin / Michelangelo, Stanyan Eros (2003, Richard Kegler), Stanyan Autumn (2004, based on a casual hand lettering text created by Anthony Goldschmidt for the deluxe 1969 edition of the book "...and autumn came" by Rod McKuen; face by Richard Kegler), Vienna, Vienna Round, Vincent (based on the work of Vincent Van Gogh), Way out West. Now also Art Nouveau Bistro, Art Nouveau Cafe and the beautiful ornamental font Art Nouveau Extras (all three by Christina Torre, 2001), the handwriting family Hopper (Edward, Josephine, Sketches, based on the handwriting styles of quintessential American artist Edward Hopper and his wife, Josephine Nivison Hopper, and was produced in conjunction with the Whitney Museum of American Art), Basala (by Hajime Kawakami), Cusp (by James Grieshaber), P22 Dearest (calligraphic, by Christina Torre), Dwiggins (by Richard Kegler), Dyrynk Roman and Italic (2004, Richard Kegler, after work by Czech book artist Karel Dyrynk), Gothic Gothic (by James Grieshaber), La Danse (by Gábor Kóthay;), Mucha (by Christina Torre), Preissig Lino (by Richard Kegler), P22Typewriter (2001, Richard Kegler, a free typewriter font), the William Morris set (Morris Troy, Morris Golden, Morris Ornaments, based up the type used by William Morris in his Kelmscott Press; 2002), Art Deco Extras (2002, Richard Kegler, James Grieshaber and Carima El Behairy), Art Deco Display, the Benjamin Franklin revival font Franklin's Caslon (2006), Dada (2006) and the Art Nouveau font Salon (bu Christina Torre).
In 2006, Kegler added Declaration, a font set consisting of a script (after the 1776 declaration of independence), a blackletter, and 56 signatures. Many of the fonts were designed or co-designed by Richard Kegler. International House of Fonts subpage. Lanston subpage (offerings as of 2005: Bodoni Bold, Deepdene, Flash, Fleurons Granjon, Fleurons Garamont, Garamont, Goudy Thirty, Jacobean Initials, Pabst, Spire).
Bio and photo.
In-house fonts made in 2008 include Circled Caps, the Yule family (Regular, Klein Regular, Light Flurries, Heavy, Klein heavy, Heavy Snow, Inline; all have Neuland influences). Kegler / P22 created a 25-set P22 Civilité family in 2009 based on a 1908 publication from Enshedé, the 1978 English translation by Harry Carter, and a 1926 specimen also from Enshedé.
P22 Declaration (Script, Signatures, Blackletter, 2009) is based on the lettering used in the 1776 Declaration of Independence.
At ATypI 2004 in Prague, Richard spoke about Vojtech Preissig. Speaker at ATypI 2010 in Dublin, where he presented Making Faces: Metal Type in the 21st Century about which he writes: This film has the dual aim of documenting the almost-lost skill of creating metal fonts and of capturing the personality and work process of the late Canadian graphic artist Jim Rimmer (1931-2010). P22 type foundry commissioned Mr. Rimmer to create a new type design (Stern) that became the first-ever simultaneous release of a digital font and hand-set metal font in 2008. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he will show Making Faces.
View Richard Kegler's typefaces. View the IHOF / P22 typeface library. [Google]
Designers of Selectric (2005, after the IBM Selectric typewriter), Letter Gothic Evo (2005, after the IBM Selectric Letter Gothic type ball), Burned Gothic (2005, destructionist face) and Pseudo APL (2005, typewriter type). [Google]
Dawn was Senior Typeface Designer for DTC in the 1980s. Starting ca. 2010, she has been making original typefaces for Thinkdust and HypeForType. Based in the UK, she made the monoline slab serif face Rakki (2010), and she codesigned the brush face Lippy Sans (2012), Letro (2012, a modern slab), and the chalkboard face Mr Chalk (2012) with Alex Haigh at Thinkdust.
In 2012, she set up her own typefoundry, Partnrz, which is based in New Hope, MN. The first typeface at Partnrz is the hand-printed Kobely. She also made eight-style typeface family Direct Mail and the Halloween font Phantasm (2012).
Klingspor link. [Google]
Design student in Uberlandia, Brazil. In 2011, he created a great letter-based poster of a typewriter, and dedicated it to the inventor of Courier (1955), Howard Bud Kettler. His Dia de Sexo poster (2011) shows icons with various sexual positions---waiting to be fonted. [Google]
Type designer at Canada Type. Wikipedia tells us that Patrick Griffin had been locked away in a mental institution by Carter and Barbara, after he walked in on his mother performing oral sex on Jackie Gleason. He had a nervous breakdown and was sent to a mental hospital, where he came to the conclusion that Gleason was evil because he was fat, leading him to hate fat people. His work is summarized in this 2009 interview by MyFonts. It includes lots of custom work for banks, TV stations, and companies/groups like New York Times, Pixar, Jacquin's, University of Toronto, and the Montreal Airport. His retail fonts include the following.
- Ambassador Script (2007): a digital version of Juliet, Aldo Novarese's 1955 almost upright calligraphic (copperplate style) connected script, with hundreds of alternates, swashes, ends, and so forth. Done with Rebecca Alaccari.
- Autobats (2005).
- Bigfoot (2008), the fattest font ever made (sic).
- Blackhaus (2005), an extension of Kursachsen Auszeichnung, a blackletter face designed in 1937 by Peterpaul Weiß for the Schriftguss foundry in Dresden.
- Blanchard (2009): a revival and elaborate extension of Muriel, a 1950 metal script face made by Blanchard Trochut for the Fonderie Typographique Française, that was published simultaneously by the Spanish Gans foundry under the name Juventud.
- Bluebeard (2004), a blackletter face.
- Book Jacket (2010): this is a digital extension of the film type font Book Jacket by Ursula Suess, published in 1972.
- Boondock (2005): a revival of Imre Reiner's brush script face Bazaar from 1956.
- Broken (2006): grunge.
- Chalice (2006). Religious and Cyrillic influences.
- Chapter 11 (2009): an old typewriter face.
- Chikita (2008): an upright ronde script done with Rebecca Alaccari, and rooted in the work of 1930s Dutch lettering artist Martin Meijer.
- Clarendon Text (2007). A 20-style slab serif that uses inspiration from 1953 faces by Hoffmann and Eidenbenz and the 1995 font Egizio by Novarese.
- Classic Comic (2010).
- Coconut and Coconut Shadow (2006). Great techno pop faces.
- Coffee Script (2004): the digital version of R. Middleton's Wave design for the Ludlow foundry, circa 1962. Designed with Phil Rutter.
- Comic book typefaces: Caper or Caper Comic (2008), Captain Comic (2007), Classic Comic (2010), Collector Comic (2006, a comic balloon lettering family), Common Comic (2013).
- Counter (2008): A futuristic beauty with a double-lined cursive thrown in. Available exclusively from P22. This face was based on the idea for an uncredited film face called Whitley, published by a little known English typesetting house in the early 1970s.
- Cryptozoo (2009): Late director of design for VANOC, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Committee, Leo Ostbaum, commissioned Canada Type to make a typeface for the Vancouver Winter Olympics. Patrick Griffin came up with a rounded signage font called Cryptozoo, whose Notice reads Concept and design by Leo Obstbaum, VANOC Brand & Creative Services. Additional character data and technical production by Canada Type. Copyright 2007 VANOC Brand&Creative Services.
- Dancebats (2004).
- Dominion (2006). Based on an early 1970s film type called Lampoon. Dominions severely geometric shapes are a strange cross between early Bauhaus minimalism and later sharp square faces used for instance in Soviet propaganda posters.
- Doobie (2006). 60s psychedelic style.
- Driver Gothic (2008): based on the typeface used for Ontario license plates. Although unique among Canadian provincial license plates, this face is very similar to, if not outright identical with, the face used on car plates in 22 American states: Arizona, California, Connecticut, Florida, Illinois, Iowa, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Ohio, Oklahoma, Vermont, Washington, and West Virginia. Ideal for license plate forgers.
- Expo (2004): an octagonal family.
- Fab (2007). A tube-design family reminiscent of the 1980s. Ricardo Cordoba writes: Fab reminds me of leafing through my first Letraset catalog in the mid-1980s all those decorative typefaces with rounded ends and tubular shapes, trying to imitate the look of neon signage. But Fab, with its contemporary twist on that aesthetic, and its unicase characters, manages to look like a cross between Cholla Bold and Frankfurter Highlight. Its handtooled, narrow shapes are perfectly suited to pop subject matter and bright colors. Fab Trio can be used to create layered chromatic effects, but its components can stand alone, too. The Seventies sure aint drab in Patrick Griffin's hands.
- Fantini (2006). An update of the curly art nouveau face Fantan, a film type from 1970 by Custom Headings International.
- Feather Script (2012). A revival of an old Lettering Inc font from the 1940s, known then as Flamenco.
- Fido (2009) is the official font of dog owners everywhere. Has Saul Bass influences.
- Filmotype Alice (2008): a casual hand-printed design based on a 1958 alphabet by Filmotype.
- Filmotype Brooklyn (2009): a casual script based on a 1958 Filmotype font.
- Filmotype Candy (2012).
- Filmotype Carmen (2012).
- Filmotype Hemlock (2013). A retro signage script.
- Filmotype Jessy (2009): a flowing upright connected script based on a 1958 design by Filmotype.
- Filmotype Lakeside (2013). A retro signage typeface.
- Filmotype Kellog (2013).
- Filmotype Leader (2013).
- Filmotype Giant (2011, a condensed sans) and its italic counterpart, Filmotype Escort (2011). Both done with Rebecca Alaccari.
- Filmotype Keynote (2013). A connected bold advertising script.
- Filmotype Lacrosse (2013). A retro script from the 1950s sometimes used in department store catalogs of that era. LI>Filmotype LaSalle (2008): based on a 1952 retro script by Ray Baker for Filmotype. Other Filmotype faces by Ray Baker (digitized in 2011) include Filmotype Harmony (original from 1950), Filmotype Kentucky (a 1955 original), Filmotype Kingston (a 1953 original), Filmotype Lucky (2012), and Filmotype Hamlet (a 1955 original), all in the connected signage type category, and all done by Patrick Griffin and Rebecca Alaccari. Filmotype Panama (2012) is a flared casual serif face based on a 1958 original. Filmotype Prima (2011, with Rebecca Alaccari).
- Filmotype Quiet (2010): based on a 1954 military stencil face by Filmotype.
- Filmotype Yale (2012). A wedding invitation script based on a 1964 original by Filmotype.
- Flirt (2005). Based on an art deco face found in a Dover specimen book.
- Fuckbats (2007).
- Fury (2008): an angry techno family.
- Gala (2005). By Griffin and Alaccari. Gala is the digitization of the one of the most important Italian typefaces of the twentieth century: G. da Milanos 1935 Neon design for the Nebiolo foundry. This designs importance is in being the predecessor - and perhaps direct ancestor - of Aldo Novareses Microgramma (and later Eurostile), which paved the worlds way to the gentle transitional, futuristic look we now know and see everywhere. It is also one of the very first designs made under the direction of Alessandro Butti, a very important figure in Italian design.
- Gallery (2004): art deco.
- Gamer (2--4-2006), by Griffin and Alaccari: modeled after a few 1972 magazine advertisement letters, the origin of which was later identified as a common film type called Checkmate.
- Gaslon (2005): a modification of A. Bihari's Corvina Black from 1973.
- Gator (2007). A digital version of Friedrich Poppl's Poppl Heavy (1972), which in turn was one of the many responses by type designers to Cooper Black.
- Genie (2006): a psychedlic face based on a 1970s film type called Jefferson Aeroplane.
- Gibson (2011, with Kevin King and Rod McDonald). This 8-style humanist sans family is a revival of McDonald's own Monotype face, Slate. It was named to honour John Gibson FGDC (1928-2011), Rod's long-time friend and one of the original founders of the Society of Graphic Designers of Canada. All the revenues from its sale will be donated by Canada Type to the GDC, where they will be allocated to a variety of programs aiming to improve the creative arts and elevate design education in Canada.
- Go (2005): a techno face.
- Goudy Two Shoes (2006): a digitization and expansion of a 1970s type called Goudy Fancy, which originated with Lettergraphics as a film type.
- Gumball (2005).
- Hamlet (2006): medieval. Based on an old type called Kitterland.
- Happy (2005). Happy is the digital version of one the most whimsical takes on typewriters ever made, an early 1970s Tony Stan film type called Ap-Ap. Some of the original characters were replaced with more fitting ones, but the original ones are still accessible as alternates within the font. We also made italics and bolds to make you Happy-er.
- Heathen (2005). A grunge calligraphic script: The original Heathen was made by redrawing Phil Martin's Polonaise majuscules and superposing them over the majuscules of Scroll, another Canada Type font. The lowercase is a superposition of Scrolls lowercase atop a pre-release version of Sterling Script, yet another Canada Type font.
- Hortensia (2009): a semi-script Victorian face modeled after Emil Gursch's Hortensia (1900). Codesigned with Rebecca Alaccari.
- Hunter (2005). A revival of a brush script by Imre Reiner called Mustang (1956).
- Hydrogen (2007, a rounded geometric unicase family.
- Informa (2009): a comprehensive 36-style sans serif text family based on traditional lettering. He says: While some faces classified as such exhibit too much calligraphy (like Gill Sans, Syntax and Optima), and others tend to favor geometric principles in rhythm and proportion (like Agenda, Frutiger and Myriad), Informa stays true to the humanist ideology by maintaining the proper equilibrium between the two influences that drive the genre, and keeping the humanistic traits where they make better visual sense.
- Jackpot (2005): The idea for Jackpot came from a photo type called Cooper Playbill, which as the name implies was simply a westernized version of Cooper Black. The recipe was simple: Follow Mr. Coopers big fat hippy idea, cowboy it with heavy slabs, give it true italics, then swash away at both for beautiful mixture. And there you have the bridge between groovy and all-American. There you have the country lover shaking hands with the rock and roll enthusiast. There you have your perfect substitute for the very overused Cooper Black.
- Jazz Gothic (2005): an expansion of an early 1970s film type from Franklin Photolettering called Pinto Flare. Image.
- Jezebel (2007).
- Johnny (2006): with Rebecca Alaccari; based on Phil Martin's Harem or Margit fonts from 1969.
- Jupiter (2007): based on Roman lettering.
- Leather (2005): an expansion of Imre Reiner's blackletter face Gotika (1933).
- Libertine (2011). Libertine (done with Kevin Allan King) is an angular calligraphic script inspired by the work of Dutchman Martin Meijer (1930s): This is the rebel yell, the adrenaline of scripts.
- Lionheart (2006). A digitization and extension of Friedrich Poppl's neo-gothic typeface Saladin.
- Lipstick (2006): handwriting. Plus Lipstick Extras.
- Louis (2012). A faithful digital rendition and expansion of a design called Fanfare, originally drawn by Louis Oppenheim in 1927, and redrawn in 1993 by Rod McDonald as Stylu.
- Maestro (2009) is a 40 style chancery family, in 2 weights each, with 3350 characters per font, codesigned with calligrapher Philip Bouwsma. This has to be the largest chancery/calligraphy family on earth.
- Martie (2006). Done with Rebecca Alaccari. Based on the handwriting of Martie S. Byrd.
- Marvin (2010): a fat comic book face.
- In 2013, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin revived Georg Trump's transitional typeface Mauritius (1967, Weber).
- Memoriam (2009): An extreme-contrast vogue display script which was commissioned by art director Nancy Harris for the cover of the 2008 commemorative issue of the New York Times magazine. He also did the typography and fonts for the 2010 issue. This became an unbelievably successful family, and was extended in 2011 with headline, Outline and Iline variants.
- Merc (2007). Based on an all-cap rough-brush metal face called Agitator, designed by Wolfgang Eickhoff and published by Typoart in 1960.
- Messenger (2010), a calligraphic script. Patrick Griffin writes about Messenger (2010, Canada Type): Messenger is a redux of two mid-1970s Markus Low designs: Markus Roman, an upright calligraphic face, and Ingrid, a popular typositor-era script. Through the original film faces were a couple of years apart and carried different names, they essentially had the same kind of Roman/Italic relationship two members of the same typeface family would have. The forms of both faces were reworked and updated to fit in the Ingrid mold, which is the truer-to-calligraphy one.
- Middleton Brush (2010): a redigitization of R.H. Middleton's connected brush face Wave, ca. 1962; see also an early Canada Type face, Coffee Script.
- Miedinger (2007). Created after Max Miedinger's 1964 face, Horizontal. Canada Type writes: The original film face was a simple set of bold, panoramically wide caps and figures that give off a first impression of being an ultra wide Gothic incarnation of Microgramma. Upon a second look, they are clearly more than that. This face is a quirky, very non-Akzidental take on the vernacular, mostly an exercise in geometric modularity, but also includes some unconventional solutions to typical problems (like thinning the midline strokes across the board to minimize clogging in three-storey forms). This digital version introduces a new lighter weight alongside the bold original..
- Militia (2007). An octagonal and threatening stencil.
- Militia Sans (2007).
- Monte Cristo (2012, with Kevin Allan King) is a grand type family with five styles and 1630 characters with many swashes and ways of connecting the calligraphic glyphs---it is the ultimate wedding font.
- Neil Bold (2010): an extension of the fat face Neil Bold (1966, Wayne J. Stettler).
- Nightlife (2005): inspired by a pre-desktop publishing grid design by L. Meuffels.
- Nuke (2005): a fat stencil grunge weith pizzazz.
- In 2011, he and Kevin Allan King published the refined Orpheus Pro family, which was based on the elegant Orpheus by Walter Tiemann (1926-1928, Klingspor), and its Italic which was called Euphorion (Walter Tiemann, 1936). Their enthusiastic description: The Orpheus Pro fonts started out as a straightforward revival of Tiemann's Orpheus and Euphorion. It was as simple as a work brief can be. But did we ever get carried away, and what should have been finished in a few weeks ended up consuming the best part of a year, countless jugs of coffee, and the merciless scrutiny of too many pairs of eyeballs. The great roman caps just screamed for plenty of extensions, alternates, swashes, ligatures, fusions from different times, and of course small caps. The roman lowercase wanted additional alternates and even a few ligatures. The italic needed to get the same treatment for its lowercase that Tiemann envisioned for the uppercase. So the lowercase went overboard plenty alternates and swashes and ligatures. Even the italic uppercase was augmented by maybe too many extra letters. Orpheus Pro has been a real ride. Images of Orpheus: i, ii, iii, iv, v.
- Outcast (2010): a grunge family.
- Oxygen (2006): a great grid-based design.
- Paganini (with Kevin Allan King) is another jewel in Canada Type's drawers: Designed in 1928 by Alessandro Butti under the direction of Raffaello Bertieri for the Nebiolo foundry, Paganini defies standard categorization. While it definitely is a classic foundry text face with obvious roots in the oldstyle of the Italian renaissance, its contrast reveals a clear underlying modern influence. i, ii, iii, iv, v, vi, vii.
- The last joint project of King and Griffin in 2012 was Pipa, a pseudo-psychedelic groovy bellydancing font: Originally made for a health food store chain we cannot name, Pipa is the embodiment of organic display typography.
- Player (2007). An 11-style athletic lettering family.
- Plywood (2007): a retro face based on Franklin Typefounders's Barker Flare from the early 1970s.
- Press Gothic (2007). A revival of Aldo Novarese's Metropol typeface, released by Nebiolo in 1967 as a competitor to Stephenson Blakes Impact.
- Quanta (2005, stencil). Two weights, East and West.
- In 2011, Kevin Allan King and Patrick Griffin completed work on an exceptionally beautiful revival, Ratio Modern (the original by F.W. Kleukens is from 1923). This is a didone family with a refined humanistic trait. Images of Ratio Modern: i, ii, ii, iv, v, vi, vii.
- Rawhide (2006): a bouncy Western saloon font based on cover page lettering of the Belgian comic book series Lucky Luke.
- Recta (2011, with Kevin King). This is eighteen-stye sans family that extends Novarese's Recta.
- Rhino (2005): a revival of the informal face Mobil (1960, Helmu Matheis, Ludwig&Mayer).
- Noteworthy (2009). A font commissioned for the Apple iPad. It is based on Griffin's earlier revival face Filmotype Brooklyn.
- Ronaldson Regular (2008, with Rebecca Alaccari), a 17-style oldstyle family based on the 1884 classic by Alexander Kay, Ronaldson Old style (MacKellar, Smith&Jordan). Griffin reconstructed this family from the metal face and from many scans from rare documents provided by Stephen O. Saxe, Philippe Chaurize and Rebecca Davis.
- Roos (2009): A 10-style revival of Sjoerd Hendrik de Roos's De Roos Romein (1948), created in cooperation with Hans van Maanen.
- Robur (2010): Done with Kevin King, this set of two fonts revives George Auriol's Robur Noir from 1909.
- Runway (2004): racetrack lettering.
- Rush (2005): futuristic.
- Sailor (2005): digital rendition of West Futura Casual (late 1970s film type).
- Salome (2008). Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is a revival and expansion of a photolettering era typeface called Cantini (1972, Letter Graphics).
- Santini (2004): Bauhaus-inspired architectural lettering.
- Screener (2006): an extensive octagonal family, including Screener Symbols.
- Secret Scrypt (2004): four shaky script styles done for a New York restaurant. With Alaccari.
- Semplicita Pro (2011). A grand revival of Alessandro Butti's Futura-like Semplicità, executed between 2009 and 2011 by Patrick Griffin and Bill Troop. Image of the Medium weight.
- Shred (2010): an octagonal heavy metal face.
- Siren Script (2009-2010): Done with Rebecca Alaccari, this six-style script family is based on the metal face Stationers Semiscript (BBS, 1899).
- Skullbats (2005).
- Serial Killer (2005): bloody.
- Slang (2004): a blood scratch face.
- Slinger (2010): a flared art nouveau face.
- Social Gothic (2007). After Tom Hollingsworth's Informal Gothic, a squarish unicase grotesk done in 1965. Followed by Social Stencil (2011-2012).
- Soft Press (2012). A rounded version of Canada Type's Press Gothic.
- Sol Pro (2010): a 20-style revival and extension of the monoline sans face Sol by Marty Goldstein and C.B. Smith (1973, VGC), done with Kevin Allan King. Griffin writes: This is not your grandfather's Eurostile. This is your offspring's global hope, optimism, and total awareness.
- Spade (2012). A super-heavy slab face, done with Kevin King.
- Spadina (2010): a psychedelic / art nouveau revival with Kevin Allan King of Karlo Wagner's Fortunata (1971, Berthold).
- Sterling Script (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari. Sterling Script was initially meant to a be digitization/reinterpretation of a copperplate script widely used during what effectively became the last decade of metal type: Stephenson Blake's Youthline, from 1952. Many alternates were added, so this is a virtually new type family.
- Sultan: a Celtic-Arabic simulation face after "Mosaik" (1954) by Martin Kausche.
- Stretto (2008) is a revival and expansion of Sintex 1 (Aldo Novarese, Nebiolo, 1973), a funky nightclub face. It was used as the basis of Cowboy Hippie (2010, CheapProFonts).
- Swan Song (2006): a calligraphic face based on the hand of Alexander Nesbitt. [A later document states that it is based on work by British artist Rachel Yallop.]
- Symposium Pro (2011). This Carolingian family was drawn by Philip Bouwsma. Patrick helped with the production.
- Tabarnak (2012) and its shadowed version, Tabarnouche (2012). Lovingly named to attract business from Quebec, this is a packaging or signage pair of fonts.
- Taboo (2009) is a geometric display face that was inspired by lettering by Armenian artist Fred Africkian in 1984.
- Testament (2010): a calligraphic uncial family done with Philip Bouwsma.
- Tomato (2005): done with Rebecca Alaccari, this is the digitization and quite elaborate expansion of an early 1970s Franklin Photolettering film type called Viola Flare.
- Treasury (2006): a huge type family based on a calligraphic script by Hermann Ihlenburg from the late 19th century. Canada Type writes: The Treasury script waited over 130 years to be digitized, and the Canada Type crew is very proud to have done the honors. And then some. After seven months of meticulous work on some of the most fascinating letter forms ever made, we can easily say that Treasury is the most ambitious, educational and enjoyable type journey we've embarked upon, and we're certain you will be quite happy with the results. Treasury goes beyond being a mere revival of a typeface. Though the original Treasury script is quite breathtaking in its own right, we decided to bring it into the computer age with much more style and functionality than just another lost script becoming digital. The Treasury System is an intuitive set of fonts that takes advantage of the most commonly used feature of todays design software: Layering.
- Trump Gothic (2005): a revival and expansion of two different takes on Signum (1955, Weber), Georg Trumps popular mid-twentieth-century condensed gothic: Less than one year after Signum, the Czech foundry Grafotechna released Stanislav Marso's Kamene, a reinterpretation of Signum. The differences between the two were quite subtle in most forms, but functionally proved to offer different levels of visual flexibility. Marso changed a few letters, most notably the wonderful a and g he added, and also made a bold weight. Trump Gothic West is a revival of Trump's original Signum, but in three weights and italics for each. Trump Gothic East is a revival of Marso's Kamene, but also in three weights and corresponding italics.. In 2013, Patrick Griffin redrew and optimized these condensed and ultra-economical typefaces in his Trump Gothic Pro.
- Trump Script (2010) revives the African look script by Georg Trump called Jaguar (1962). An improvement on an earlier Canada type family called Tiger Script.
- Tuba (2010).
- Valet (2006): inspired by an uncredited early 1970s all-cap film type called Expression.
- Veronica Polly (2005).
- Vox (2007): a 24-style monoline sans family done with Rebecca Alaccari. This was followed in 2013 by a softer version, Vox Round.
- Wagner Grotesk (2010): a sturdy grotesk, after a face from the Johannes Wagner foundry. Kevin King is also credited.
- Wagner Script Pro (2011). Done together with Kevin King, this is a revival of Troubadour (1926, Wagner&Schmidt).
- King and Patrick Griffin published Wonder Brush in 2012. This is partly based on a signage brush script called Poppl Stretto (1969) by Friedrich Poppl.
- Opentype programming help for several fonts by Michael Doret, such as Deliscript (2009), Dynascript (2011) and Steinweiss Script (2010). Deliscript (a winner at TDC2 2010) is an upright connected script with accompanying slanted version. Steinweiss Script is a 2200-glyph curly script face called Steinweiss Script (2010), which captures a lot of the spirit of Steinweiss's album covers from the late 1930s and 1940s.
Klingspor link. [Google]
Patrick Lindsay Gravette
Paul Alan Grosse
Paul Alan Grosse is a very prolific Gurmukhi type designer (among many other things, often technical things---check out his own computer-generated Sudoku and Kakuro puzzles, for example). He created over 200 free Gurmukhi typefaces:
- Fonts from 2000: Cut-Out-PG, Jotter-PG, Gas-Plasma-PG (dot matrix), Typewriter-PG, Water-Rocket-PG, Handwritten-PG, MySchoolFont (2001, chalk on blackboard style).
- Gurmukhi: In 2008, he made the Gurmukhi font families Bulara, Magaz (2008), Karmic Sanj (2007: advertized as a Gurmukhi mirror of Cimic Sans MS), Punjabi Typewriter, Gurmukhi Old Letterpress, Gurvetica A, Gurvetica (48 styles---like Helvetica for Gurmukhi), Dekho (2012), Dekho Naveen (2012), Rupe, Lanma (2007, with decorative tails), Choti (stylized script), Raaj (a handwritten style with tails), and Raajaa.
- His Dave font family (2009) takes the Gurmukhi range but outputs Devanagari characters instead. This means that a piece of text written in Gurmukhi (using Unicode) can easily be displayed as Devanagari, simply by changing the font. Iragan does the opposite: it converts Devanagari to Gurmukhi.
- Handwriting faces for Gurmukhi: GHW Adhiapak, GHW Dukandar, GHW Penti Akhari, GHW Purani Primer PDL, GHP Full (based on sign-writing). Purani Primer (2013) is a font based on a cursive design from a 100 year-old primer sent to him by Punjab Digital Library.
- Uttar (2012) and Tsheg (2012): Gurmukhi fonts in the style of Tibetan. Tsheg also has Latin and makes a great oriental simulation typeface.
- Gurmukhi fonts made in 2013: DIN 1451 Punjabi, Gubara (a balloon font), Modhera (in the style of Gujarati), Dwarka.
Fontspace link. Old URL. Another site for his Gurmukhi fonts. Paul Grosse's main web site. Behance link. [Google]
[French Baguette Fonts]
Pedro Leal graduated in graphic design and advertising from the ESEIG-Escola Superior de Estudos Industriais e de Engenharia in Vila do Conde, Portugal, and lives in Porto. In 2010 he obtained a degree in type design at ESAD (Escola Superior de Artes e Design, Matosinhos) and started working at DSType. MyFonts link. Behance link.
He used FontStruct in 2008 to create the pixel face Minimal 8pt (514 glyphs!). In 2010, he created the text family Mafra at DSType. This was followed a bit later by Mafra Display (2010; +Medium, +Black). Apud and Apud Display (2010, DSType) are high-contrast faces.
Penna (2011) is a calligraphic type system. Braga (2011, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal, DS Type) is a layered font design family. Dino writes: Braga is an exuberant baroque typeface, named after a Portuguese city, also known as the baroque capital of Portugal. Our latest typographic extravaganza comes with a multitude of fonts designed to work like layers, allowing to insert color, lines, gradients, patterns, baroque, floral swashes, and many other graphic elements. Starting with Braga Base, you can add any of the twenty-three available styles, to create colourful typographic designs.
In 2012, he designed User, User Stencil and User Upright>/a>, a monospaced type family with 30 styles, from Hairline to Bold. This too will many awards. Girga (+Italic, +Engraved, +Banner, +Stencil) is a strong black Egyptian family designed together with Dino dos Santos at DS Type. Solido (2012, with Dino dos Santos, DS Type) is a versatile type system with five widths: Solido, Solido Constricted, Solido Condensed, Solido Compressed and Solido Compact. In total there are 35 fonts.
In 2012, he created the sans family Global, with its own dedicated web site, The Global Font. In 2013, he followed that up with the Global Stencil typeface family.
In 2013, Dino dos Santos and Pedro Leal published Diversa, a set of nine very different fonts that are jointly kerned so that letters can be swapped out and replaced at will. Pedro Leal's main typeface of 2013 is Aparo, a script that is calligraphic, yet keeps the characteristics of penmanship scripts, ans the pizzazz of a good fashion font.
Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google]
Designer of the (free) old typewriter family Smithy XT (2010). [Google]
[CAT Design Wolgast]
Free TrueType Latin / Thai fonts of the family "Phaisarn" created and contributed by Phaisarn Techajaruwong: Phaisarn, PhaisarnFixed, PhaisarnMono. All are fixed-width Latin/Thai typewriter fonts that were made in 1997-1998, at a time when Phaisarn was at the Tokyo Institute of Technology. Alternate site. Dafont link [now dead]. [Google]
Michael Spina (Phantasmic Design, Emmaus, PA) made the old typewriter font 3000 in 1996. He also created LoveLetterTW (a typewriter font). Alternate URL. [Google]
Zürich-based French designer at Optimo of Editor (2005), modeled after the Swiss typewriter brand Hermes. Creator at Lineto of the stencil face Le Corbusier. With Marco Walser of Elektrosmog, he worked on the six weights of LL Brauer Neue (1999-2006), after and original typeface called Brauer by Pierre Miedinger, nephew of Max Miedinger, who created it in 1974 for the Züriuch-based brewery called Brauerei. [Google]
[Dry Heaves Fonts (was: Phil Fonts)]
Pieter van Rosmalen
Pieter van Rosmalen
The Great Dane from Copenhagen, the king of grunge, Jakob Fischer, is a kindergarten teacher who designed over 500 fonts. Mini-catalog, part I, part II. Aka PizzaDude, he started out making free fonts, but switched to commercial fonts later. His typefaces:
Direct downloads. In 2004, he started selling some typefaces through Union Fonts. MyFonts link. Home page. Fontsquirrel link. Fontspring link. Dafont link.
- In 2013, he published these commercial fonts: Instant Soup, Inked Lights, Kiss Me Dead (grungy serif face), Show No Shame (comic book font), Imperious, Find A Way, City by the Lake, Breathtaking Beauty, Almost Lovely, Maybe I Was Joking, You Could Be Right, Keep Writing Letters, Words You Lost, Urgency Of Now, Believe In Me, Talk To Me, Summer Fades Away, Piece Of Youth, Not A Chance, Never Fade.
- In 2012: Mixed Up.
- In 2011: Bumbastika (poster face), Blowout (rounded signage face), Hangout (grunge), Regreat (comic book face with square counters).
- In 2010: Shuffle Steps (a sketched face), Shakeout (comic book face), Atrofobia, Splurx, Klumpft (grunge), No Consequence, Poilet Paper, Universal Fruitcake, Vitamin, Year Supply of Fairy Cakes, Yesterdays Meal (brush face), Undercover (bilined), Streetwise, Jilly Bean (art deco, handprinted), Zanoix, Amfost (comic book face), Funky Mother (a curly face), Chicken Salad (comic book face), Retroxoid, Quirky, Mono Exolia, Mono Neox, Mono Litrox, Mono Hexular, Mono Orxith, Mono Iltra, Mono Chix, Gumbutcha (cartoon face), Ghenilo, Firewerk, Family Bird, Bodywerk (a grungy constructivist face), Wagerton (grunge), Strawn (signage face), Drunken Tower (ransom note face; + Drunken Shower), Elogy, Olazy, Hoakey, Nipey, Laxory, Iquory, Chorxy.
- In 2009: Funkboy, Nusqie, Junkwerk, Geekabeat, Flicka (a bouncy comic book face), Sir Render, Imperial Quortex, Jourba, Kurph (round children's script), Ginky, Stereoxoid, Earthwerk, Gibarish, Insiano, Unsprit, Whacker, Natuxal, Battlexoid, Change, Chusp, Aspektogram, Axteroid, Floink.
- In 2008: Everything (comic book), Superxoid (white on black grunge), Eyeful (comic book style), Punctured Bicycle (grunge), Spleach, Sir Spicious, Mirla, Skramp, Jilkyway, Fristy, Sqweash, Aprilfuel, Intense Eve, Drunken Shower, Dandygal, Alien Segment, Endorfinia, Runaway, Scentogram, Typewrither, Ultraxoid (grunge), Legoix (a nice scrapbook pencil font), Heruina (connected hand).
- In 2007: Indoxine (an informal horizontally-striped outline font, one of his best creations), Infilto (sketchbook face), Murbia (printed hand), Orange Gush, Epsiolet (blackboard script), Grut Stuph (comic book), Orange Gush (curly hand), Drunken Hour (ransom note face), Flixuble, Butterfool, Whexjable (paper bag cutouts), Flabioga (grunge), Flambster, Axionhero, Skratzy, Ulsteros, Craptoy, Megaxoid, Nine Thousand, Retrozoid.
- In 2006: Ultinoid, Sabtine (nice curly hand), Sadnez, Happyjamas, Fudshake, Diskojuice, Damaged Guts, Zugarbody, Popfork, Hyperspit, Junktoy, Melonheads, Mister Dorky.
- In 2005: Party Noid, Doktor Terror, Fligerish (romantic retro lettering face), Tomoli2, Teaster (Easter egg dings), Ankertill Brewer, Omibez, Tomoli, Family Dog (comic book face), Vegacute (retro lettering).
- In 2004: Jerky Tash, Hopeless Heart, Sure Shot, Chawsy, Hefty Galloon, Phatburner, Imazeng (Asian imitation), Zir Gera, Glammer Girl (T-26), Japperneese (oriental imitation font), Marmelade Guys, Tagboy, Malonia Voigo, Raskal, Kickshaw.
- In 2003: Abdominal Krunch, Mucho Macho, Just A Dream, Tagboyhardcore (graffiti font), Omegalomania, Cheeky Git, Chenilo (a grunge poster face), Bigbrain, Pizzabot, Schoolbully, Rapjack, Slammertag, Hlytus, Hold Your Breath, Bigmouth, Stumbeleina, Slowmotion Girl, Omegalomania, Bigbrain, Zitkid, Mr Fahrenheit Go, Atomic Clock Radio (dot matrix font), Kitchen Police, Arcade Classic, Digital Dream, Arsenique, Lie Detector, Spamsucker, Ghostboy, Funkheads, Slime Tag, TagStar Hardcore, Diet Riot, Elevator Boy (Chank), Flim (22-style family), Lemon Lies.
- In 2002: Fearless, Good Foot, Idolwild, Ruinik, AngerIsAGift, Insane Hours, MuchTooLoud, Abduction2002, You are what you eat, Yggdrasil, Easily Amused, Toxic Waist, Words of Love, Yesterdays Meal, Dope Jam, Famous Fromage, Geek A Byte, Vinyl Repair Kit, Bring Tha Noize 2, Fancy Footwork 2, Fandango (a comic book font), Quit Smoking, Japan Knees (2002, an oriental LED simulation font at Chank's), Secret Handshake, Eternal Life, Insektogram, Krooked Teeth, Super Glue, Love Bug (a Valentine's font).
- Other earlier or undated fonts: Grand Stylus, jiggery pokery, Monafont (a font with hearts), Fancy Footwork, Grouser, Not Just A Toy, Orangutan, VeryBadPosture, Treasure, Tantrum Tongue, HangTheDJ, MonsterFreak, MouthfulOfBeer, WarmMilk, WideAwake (techno), Wisecrack, DT104, Quickometer, Cirkledingz, HarshLanguage, Vanish, GluttonMan, Radiohead, Radioland (LED face), Eat Your Heart Out (kitchen tile font), Exit Font, In The Arms Of Sleep, Popcorn Not Included, Flashboy, Kill Your Darlings, Nonfiction, Gringo Nights (eroded Western font; almost Mexican), Push, Grunt Reaper, Ultrasonik, As Seen On TV, More Than Human, Raveheart, 10Minutes, 20000dollarbail, 4mylover (Valentine's day lettering font), Abduction, Acquaintance, AgentOrange, Anodetonoone, Anticlimax, Arcade, ArcadeClassic, Autobahn, Backto1982, Ballsontherampage, Bedbug, BeyondControl, BeyondControlvolume2, BionicKidSimple, BionicKidSimpleSlanted, BionicKidSlanted3d, Biteme, Blackboysonmopeds, Blaster, Blatant, BlindMelon, Blindfold, Blobs, Bluelines, BrokenToys, Brushed, Brutality, BrutalityExtra, BubbleBath, Bubbleboy, Bubblegums, Bumbastika, Burlesque, Chinese Takeaway (oriental simulation), ComputerAmok, Creamandsugar, Crosspatchersdelight, Crosspatchersdelightnormal, Curmudgeonly, Delirium, Desperation, Digitek, Diskoteque, Dreammachine, Dreamofme, Earthquake, Embroidery, Exoneration, Extravirgin, EyeOnlyHaveEyesForYou, Fadetogrey, FakePlastic, FatBoySmiles, Fazingsone, Firestarter, FlakJacket, Flaphead, Flashback, Flashbackversion3, Flashit, Foot Fight (2003), FreaksofNature, FunkyStoneage, Funnyfarmhard, Funnyfarmsoft, Futurism, Guineapigs, Gasoline, Ghostwriter, Glamour Girl, Greaseballs, GreatVengeance, Greenhousegas, Guineapigs, Hangover, Highspeed, Holiday, Homeboysarebackintown, Humanoid, Humanoidstraight, Innocentbystander, Imperfectfont, InnerSanctum, InternationalPlayboy, Invasion2000, IronMan, JointbyPizzaDude, JamesBond, JellyBelly, JointbyPizzaDude, JoyCards, JuneBug (fat comic book face), JustAnotherFont, Kometenmelodie2, Kitchenpolice (techno/futuristic), Klytus, Kleptomaniac, Knucklesandwich, KometenMelodie1, Kookaburra, Lazerbeamsurprise, Liquidism (dripping blood), Liquidismpart2, Logiclodger, LotsOfDotz, LoveLetters, MassiveHeadache, MunsterBash, Mutant, Mute Fruit (stencil font), Madscientist, Madscientist, Malapropism, MammaGamma, MassiveHeadache3, MassiveHeadacheII, MaximumSecurity (horizontally striped), Miserable, Mixedup, MotorcycleEmptiness, MunsterBash, Naghead (2004), NeverSayDie, Nonstop, Nonstopitalic, Nugacity, Nyctalopia, Nyctalopiatilt, Obliviousfont, Onceinawhile, Operatinginstructions (glyphs with writing direction arrows), Opium, Oxygene1, PartyBalloons, Piracy, PizzaDudeFatOutline, PizzaDudesHandwriting, PlanetDust, Plastique, PrivateInvestigations, Protection, Pusher, Questionoftime, Questionoftimesimple, Quicksilver, QuotedPositivity, RepeatUntilFalse, Retaliator, Radioaktivitet, RainyDays, RepeatUntilFalse, Retaliator, Robotica, RoboticaAllCaps, Rocketman, Rubberneck, Sk8ordye, Slammertag (2003), Scratchmyback, Shakethatbooty, Shopliftersunite, SkaterDudes, SoftSugarfade, SoftSugarplain, SomewhereInSpace, Spaceboy, SpeedCrazy, SqueezeMeBaby, StickAroundForJoy, StrangePhenomenaNormal, StrangePhenomenaOutlined, Sweetascandy, SyntheticSyncronism, TagsXtreme, TagsXtreme2, TastelessCandy, Teenageangst, Timebomb, Toforgive, Transistor215, Typewriterfromhell, Ultimatum, Underattack, Underattackskew, Undercover, UnfinishedSympathy, UnfinishedSympathy2, Us, Venusflytrapthebug, VeryChristmess (2003), Videophreak, Vitamin, Vitaminoutlined, VulgarDisplayOfPower, WakingtheWitch, WishfulWaves, Wreckage, Xtraordinary, Youngatheart, Youthquake, Zitcream, Zenith2000, ElectricBoots, Jealousy, Noodlesoup, PizzaDudePointers, PizzaDudeStars, Waybeyondblue, XrayTed, XrayTedskew, ZingDing, DigitalDream (2003, LED simulation), PizzaDuide Bullets, Bubbleboy 2, Endeavour Forever, Konspiracy Theory, Krazy Nights (handprinted).
View Jakob Fischer's typefaces. View Pizzadude's typefaces. [Google]
Avantgarde, Bedrock, Francis, Impact, Decker, GraphiteLightATT, Smash (old typewriter), Ogilvie (gothic). Alternate URL. See also here. [Google]
Place to buy fonts made by E-type designers. Located in Copenhagen and started in 2006. Another URL. The face were designed by Jonas Hecksher (JH), Henrik Kubel (HK), and Jens Kajus (JK). By category:
- Humanist sans: Abidale (JH), Bingo Sans (JH), Flavin (HK), ID00 Sans (JH, a huge family), Ole (HK), Parsons Green (HK), Premiere (JK), Test (HK), Triumph (HK).
- Grotesk: Academy Sans (JH), Battersea 2010 (HK), Boing (HK, fat rounded), Cabo (JK), Contribute (JK, semi-octagonal), Dane (HK), Fletch Text (JH), Grot 10 (HK), Hall (JH), Hill (JH), Jazz House (JH), Lettre Gothic (JH), London (HK), Magna (HK), Mari (JH), Naive (HK), Norwegian (JH), Republic (JH), The Wave (JH), Vertigo (JH), Willumsen (JH).
- Slab serif: Academy Serif (JH), FM (HK), Outsiders (HK, typewriter style).
- Geometric sans: Agita (JK), Cubitt Solid (HK, rounded octagonal and techno), Geometric (JH), Noir Text (JH, avant-garde), Nosferato (HK, squarish), Square (HK, squarish).
- Monospaced: Access Code (JH), Italian Plate (JH).
- Square Sans: JP Special Sans (JH), Zetta Round and Zetta Sans (JH).
- Didone: De Archie (JH), JP Special Serif (JH), Monday (unknown designer), Venti Quattro (JH).
- Garalde: ID00 Serif (JH), Primo Serif (JH).
- Modern: Bingo Serif (JH), Kunstuff (HK), Maximum (HK).
- Display serif: CPH Signs, De Archie Display (JH), Fru Olsen (JH), Home Display (JH), Impacto (HK), Signsystem (HK), S4AE (HK), Symphony Display (JH), Trojan (HK), Vogue Floral (HK), Vogue Paris (HK).
- Ordinary body text serif: Home Text (JH), Typewriter (HK).
- Stencil: Danmark (HK), Staton (HK).
- Various display types: 4590 (HK, thin octagonal), 60 Display (HK), Agriculture (HK), Archi (HK), Aveny T (HK), Banknote (HK), Bauhause (HK, kitchen tile face), CPH Tram (HK), CWM (HK, octagonal), Collecting (unknown designer; +Stencil), Copenhagen (HK), Donny Playtype (unknown designer; fat face), Du Nord Dingbats (JH, circled letters), Elephant (JH, art nouveau), Eyes Lies (unknown designer), Gameover (unknown designer), Glendale (JK, Peignotian), Hazelwood (JH), Hermes Baby (JH, old typewriter), Julius (JH), Klampenborg 2010 (HK), Movie Playtype (JH), New Press (JH, slab serif), Optic (unknown designer, dot matrix), Ornamenta (HK), Safety (JH), Speed Playtype (JH, octagonal, techno), Tagstyle (HK, handprinted), Tempo Playtype (JK, dot matrix), Tobe (HK, mechanical), Trood (JH, octagonal), Zadie (HK, ornamental).
- Dingbats: Flowers (HK).
Ole Schäfer is a German type and logo designer (born 1970 in Gütersloh) who specializes in sans and slab type. He studied graphic design at the Fachhochschule Bielefield under Gerd Fleischmann. From 1995-99 he worked at MetaDesign as type designer and as type director for Audi, Volkswagen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Düsseldorf Airport, Sächsische Zeitung, Berlin's public transport company BVG and others. Schäfer now works as an independent type designer and teacher for type design and typography in Berlin. During 2006-2007, he taught typography at the University of Hildesheim. He launched his own foundry, Primetype, in 2002 with new typefaces by himself and other designers. With Erik Spiekermann at FontFont he did FFInfoOffice (1999), and earlier they co-designed ITC Officina Sans and Serif (1990-1998). He designed the huge FF Fago family, as well as FF Info Text, FF Info Display, FF Govan (with Erik Spiekermann), FF Turmino (2002), FF Zine (2001, in Sans, Serif and Slab flavors), CstBerlinEast (2000, FontFont), and CstBerlinWest (2000, FontFont, with Verena Gerlach).
His faces at Primetype include PTL Adigo (2002), PTL Touja (Sans, Slab), PTL Fabrik (2004), PTL Fabrik Two, PTL Golary Red (2002), PTL Notes (2003), PTL Notes Soft (2004), PTL Notes Mono, PTL Notes Tec Mono (20908, techno, typewriter), PTL Scetbo (2004), PTL Speech (2004: made for WDR television), PTL Zatro, PTL Strom, PTL Manual (2004: Extra, Round, Sans, Semi, Slab, Office, Mono), PTL Qugard (2002: Sans, Slab), PTL Zupra Sans. Verena Gerlach's fonts there include PTL Lore (2002), PTL Tephe (2002), PTL Trafo (2002), PTL Touja (2002: Sans, Slab).
His custom typefaces include Audi Sans, Audi Serif (both for Audi, done while he was at Meta Design; they were replaced by Audi Type (van der Laan and van Rosmalen) in 2009), Boehringer Sans, Serif (Boehringer Ingelheim), VW Utopia (Volkswagen), Glasgow 1999 (City of Glasgow), Officina Sans Display (The Economist), EcoNewtext, Newhead (The Economist), SZ Headline (Sächsische Zeitung), Fago SZ (Süddeutsche Zeitung), and Fago Ns (New Scientist). At Primetype, Verena Gerlach's PTL Blinkenlights is free. In 2004, Ralph de Carrois contributed PTL Maurea, a sans family, to Primetype.
Alternate URL. Speaker at ATypI 2007 in Brighton. In 2009, he helped revive three superfamilies of Karl-Heinz Lange, each having between 60 and 94 styles, the humanist sans families PTL Minimala and PTL Publicala, and the geometric (Futura-like) family PTL Superla, my favorite of these three.
Linotype link. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Ole Schäfer's typefaces. [Google]
Process Type Foundry
Located in Minneapolis, MN, Process Type Foundry is Eric Olson's foundry created in 2002. Its fonts:
Before Process Type Foundry, Eric used to run Information Repair, where he did "typeface design and print design for clients within the cultural sector including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis College of Art and Design (MCAD), Intermedia Arts and the Design Institute at the University of Minnesota" and made the fonts Novo Grotesk, Necrophones, Fibo001. Fonts sold by MyFonts. Behance link.
- Bryant (2002, sans serif with simple forms). Bryant 2.0 (2005, Standard&Pro), Bryant Compressed, Bryant Condensed (all three form a neat geometric sans family), Bryant Pro.
- Chrono (2012). Olson writes: Chrono: The nearly geometric sans serif. Chrono is a refined oval sans serif of 20th century origins and 21st century sensibilities. Influences ranging from the gruff Aurora Grotesk series to the elegant Neuzeit are paired with a subtle geometry and typographic utility to inform this family of sans serifs. Chrono was renamed Colfax later in 2012.
- Colfax (2012). The blurb: Colfax is a refined oval sans serif of 20th century origins and 21st century sensibilities. Influences ranging from the gruff Aurora Grotesk series to the elegant Neuzeit are paired with a subtle geometry and typographic utility to inform this family of sans serifs. It was formerly called Chrono. A complaint from another foundry with a similarly named font led to the name change. The only one I can think of is Cronos (Robert Slimbach, Adobe).
- Elderkin (2005). Eric Olson; A few of my typefaces were made for very specific projects (Process Grotesque + Elderkin) and really have no contribution to make beyond that. Sure they look fine, but who cares? I'm not thrilled with them and plan on removing them this spring.
- Entovo (2006, rectangular).
- FIG-Sans, FIG-Script, FIG-Serif (2002, as in needlepoint lettering, in imitation of the figlet ascii-to-letter program).
- FindReplace (2004).
- A free monospaced font, Indivisible (2002).
- Kettler (2002). A Courier-like font named after Courier's designer, Howard Kettler.
- Klavika (2004, an extensive sans family). Followed in 2008 by Klavika Basic and in 2012 by Klavika Display. Klavika poster by Mary Stratton and Michele Wong Kung Fong.
- Lingua (2003, an octagonal face with about 200 ligatures).
- Locator (2003), Locator Display: an information design sans family.
- Maple (2005, a grotesque family that includes a beautiful Black).
- Process Grotesque (or: Process Grot).
- Seravek (2007, a linear and simple sans created for information design).
- Stratum 1 and 2 (2004, contemporaray geometric faces genetically linked to Bank Gothic).
View the Process Type Foundry typeface library. View Eric Olson's typefaces. [Google]
Ben Jones (b. 1980, Buckinhamshire, UK) is a student of typography and graphic communication in Reading (2000-2004). He got his Masters in Typeface Design from the University of Reading in 2011. MyFonts link for Protimient.
- Billingsley (2005, Protimient: a script based mainly on a writing specimen of the penman Martin Billingsley, originally published in 1618).
- Buxus (2005, T26: a shaded display family).
- Cale (2004).
- Caligne (2004), Caligne Sans (2004).
- Clarence (2007) is a sturdy 2-style serif family.
- Eksja (2009) is a humanist slab serif family which to me feels a lot like a sans family---the slabs added as an afterthought.
- Emrys (2011) is his graduation typeface at Reading: Emrys is a modulated sans face for scripts including Latin, Greek, Armenian, Arabic and Cyrillic. Emrys won Third Prize at Granshan 2011.
- Gilibert (2005, T-26, a decorative didone face).
- Greenwood (2006, Protimient: a monospaced, cursive typewriter script, based on a typewritten letter from a Mr J. G. Greenwood Esq. to a branch of the National Westminster bank in Oxfordshire, Great Britain, dated 6th June 1904).
- ModernModern (2004, Protimient: a squarish didone).
- Nosta (2006, a nice modern text family).
- NotanuthaSerif1 (2005, text face; see also here).
- Pasquinade (2005, blackletter).
- Stobart (2006) is a script font based on the characters written in a letter by Henry Stobart, dated 1899. It is an Opentype handwriting face with 1200 glyphs with heavy character substitution.
- Travis (2005, Protimient: a legible sans family).
View Ben Jones's typefaces. [Google]
FontStructor whose fonts in 2011 include several pixel faces, as well as Kinex (dotted outline face), Amazeling (white on black mazed letters), Blocked, Way Too Long (super-tall letters), Sketch, Split, Block Stack, TI-83 (based on the Texas Instruments TI-83 calculator), Impossibly Thin (the tallest pixel font in existence), Xtra Wide, 3 by 3 smooth, Blah, Royal Tile, Space Out, Triangular and Gridlines, Stripes, FS Logo Deco Version, Tilt A Grid, Grille, Outline, Px 7x13, Mission (dot matrix face), Simple (stencil), Easygoing (mechanical / octagonal), PX 8x8 (pixel face), Nine Zero (squarish), Insanity (labyrinthine), Mainframe (an octagonal typewriter face), Highlight (3d shadow face), Ribbon (piano key face), Paper Cut (kitchen tile face).
Creations from 2012: Double Vision, Brackets, Super 8, Chunky, Pipeline (outlined), Fontstruct2 (monospaced fat pixel face), No Signal, Machete.
In 2013, he made Square Weave. [Google]
Developers of the free slab serif typewriter style font Nadia Serif (1999-2002, Nadia Knechtle). Nadia graduated in graphic design in Zürich, Switzerland. She was an apprentice in magazine and type design with Bruno Maag. She is presently located in Bäch, Switzerland. In 2011, she resurfaced at Die Gestalten with another typewriter-style family called Quister. Alternate URL. [Google]
Ralph C. Coxhead
[Varityper: 1946 Catalog]