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Type scene in Arkansas

[Headline set in Parfumerie Script (2011, Sabrina Mariela Lopez)]



Texarkana, AR-based designer (b. 1987) of the blackboard-chalk font Alicia / Untitled (2009). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Arkansas-based designer (b. 1986) who created the handwriting font O Ashy (2006). Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Burkeen

Brandon Burkeen is a web application developer, designer, investor and entrepreneur. He resides in Hot Springs, AR. Creator of the hand-printed faces Portland (2011) and Grundy (2011). Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brian M. Zick

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Brian M. Zick

Newton County, AR-based designer (b. 1991, PA) of the Times-Roman like family Neuton (2010-2011, which contains both Latin and Hebrew versions; free at Google Web Fonts), of the Helvetica clone Zikketica (2010), of Alpine Text (2011, a sans), of Lubitel (2011, Hebrew face), of Takt (2011), of Recut (2011), and of the ultra-fat titling font Zut (2010).

Fontspace link. Dafont link. Kernest link. My own link to him. Google font directory link. Font Squirrel link. Devian tart link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cadet Marissa

Arkansas-based creator of the free hand-printed typeface Shaved Ice (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Charles Wyrick

Charles Wyrick (Little Rock, AR) made Redchuck (2009, Fontcapture font). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel H. Luecking

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Daniel H. Luecking

A researcher in the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Arkansas, who specializes in metafont. He made the travel dingbat typeface "nkarta15", a correction and extension of the free metafont "karta" which in turn is of unknown origin. He also made a metapost file out of it. Download these fonts here. I took the liberty of making a tfm file with tfmpktest.pl, and from the tfm abd mf files, with the help of mftrace and t1utils, I made afm and pfb files: nkarta15 (type 1) (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Derek Yaniger
[Mister Retro]

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Dickie Jones

Graphic designer in Little Rock, AR. In 2014, he created the medieval typeface 33 Lions for private use. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Birchfield

Graphic designer in Magnolia, AR. Creator of the warm, rounded and very readable typeface Groovella (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Brian M. Zick]

Brian Zick (Jasper, Arkansas) created the open source on-line font editor Font Clod in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hanisha Amin

While studying graphic design at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, Hanisha Amin (b. UK), who was raised in Arkansas, created an unnamed techno typeface in 2013.

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Inna Bagaeva

Graphic designer in Magnolia, AR, who created an Alphone Mucha illustration in 2012. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matthew Hardnack

Creator of Echo (2010), a free squarish typeface. Matthew (b. 1990) is from MH, Arkansas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Daniel H. Luecking]

A free program with macros to help draw metafont figures. Its history: MFpic was initiated by Tom Leathrum in 1992. At some point in version 0.2.x most of the development passed to Geoffrey Tobin. In 1996, when the (unreleased) version was at 0.2.14, Dan Luecking began trying to transform mfpic's Metafont code into MetaPost code, and then folding MetaPost support into mfpic.tex. With Geoffrey Tobin's help, and that of a small group of mfpic aficionados on the Net, Luecking published mfpic v. 0.5. Dan Luecking is at the Department of Mathematical Sciences, University of Arkansas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mister Retro
[Derek Yaniger]

Derek Yaniger (b. Arkansas, lives in Atlanta, GA) is an illustrator who calls himself a toothless hillbilly. He made some fonts: Chowderhead, Creaky Tiki, Singlesville Script, Kiddie Cocktails. All are in an American diner style of lettering. His Derekbats, Creaky Tiki, Creaky Frank and Creaky Solid were done with Stuart Sandler and appeared in 2008 at Sideshow. Derek Yaniger and Stuart Sandler published Wildsville: The Art of Derek Yaniger. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Samuel Gray

Samuel Gray (Little Rock, Arkansas) practices surrealism in his art. He created the free typeface SamFree (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Elkins

Scott Elkins is the founder (in 2004) and creative director of Elkins Design in Bentonville, AR. His work includes the free rounded sans all caps typeface Phorion (2012).

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Stephen McBride

Stephen is based in Kansas City, MO, formerly of Edwardsville, KS and Earle, AR. He was the man behind the SWMCA catalogs, an ex-signpainter who is now turning his typefaces into digital fonts.

Creator of the free hand-printed font Tribal (2012). The explanation is interesting: Tribal was first drawn in 1979 as Indian. For many years it was one of the most popular SWMCA fonts. Shortly there after there was a heavy movement among Native American tribes about being called "Indians". They'd constantly complain that they weren't from India or an Arabic nation. In response, SWMCA changed the name to Typeface (later Typefont) of Native American Honor. It was redrawn in 2012 and sent to Font Panda to be digitalized and came back more "liquidity" and much more playful than the original. Tribal was followed by Tribal Schoolhouse (2012).

In 2013, he designed the hand-printed typeface families Fun Euro Schoolhouse, 2013 SWMCA Demo, Watermelon Stand, 2013 Demo of Cadaver's Script (eerie), Midtown Roman, Hexagonal Delight (angular script), Ol West Rustik, Disco Grudge and 12 Steps.

Typefaces from 2014: Pupil Light, Kansas City Gothic Caps (blackletter), Kabbalah, Area 51 UFO (+Apocalypse, a glazkrak typeface).

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VS Software

VS Software in Little Rock, AR, offers these products and services: signature/logo font making, Jet True (TrueType to PCL font converter for 325 USD), barcode and MICR fonts, FontGen v1 (300 USD: bitmap font editor, 7 formats). About FontGen: FontGen's most common format is a 300 or 600 dpi PCL 5 bitmap font for use with the PCL driver of an HP or compatible laser printer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Yan aka Sergey Oganesyan

Designer in Fayetteville, AR, who created the vhighly experimental font Adius (2013), for which he drew inspiration from Frank Lloyd Wright's architecture. [Google] [More]  ⦿