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[Illustration by Chris Armstrong for On The Road to Woody Creek, a tribute to Ralph Steadman and Hunter S. Thompson]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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AIGA Typochondria Conference

Typography conference: 11-14 February 1999, Denver, Colorado. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allyson Noyes

Colorado-based designer of the counterless face Bookchic (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Retureta

Student at Denver's Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in 2011. She combined typefaces Yana and Railhead to create the circus font Circana (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bathroom typography
[Stuart Mayhew]

Funny alphabet composed of hairs found in a bathroom sink. Stuart Mayhew is based in Denver, CO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob Fuller
[Squigglies Clip Art and Fonts]

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Brandon Mannheimer

Student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. He created the modular face Flux (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Webster
[Webster&Wallace Creative Agency]

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Brennan Gilbert

Fort Collins, CO-based graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the 3d painted script face Cool (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brett T. Johnson
[Simeon out West Foundry]

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Brian Neumann

Graphic designer in Denver, CO. He made the free face Circuit (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brittney Hedges

Aurora, CO-based designer of the decorative squarish typeface Postal (2014). She was inspired by postal barcodes. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Callie Hegstrom
[MakeMedia Co]

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Cecilia Ann Harris
[Letters by Wordsworth]

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Change The Thought
[Christopher Cox]

Typography blog, with many nice typographic posters. Changethethought was established in 2002 as the portfolio website for designer and art director Christopher Cox (Lakewood, CO). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Chirag Ahir

Designer in Denver, CO. Behance link. He was inspired by some Bollywood movies when he made Pyar Mohabbat (2010, Devanagari face). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Christopher Cox
[Change The Thought]

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Cody Thompson

Westminster, CO-based designer of the modular octagonal face Absence (2010). Graphic design student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Coniglio Type
[Joseph Coniglio]

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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cumberland Fontworks
[Samuel John Ross]

iGame writer, game designer, graphic artist, and the creator and owner of Cumberland Games & Diversions, b. Cumberland, MD, 1971. He lived in Austin, TX, but is presently in Denver, CO. Typefaces by S. John Ross 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. Wikipedia link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniel Tijerina

During his graphic design studies at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, Daniel Tijerina (Denver, CO) created the outlined Pillars typeface (2013, blackboard bold style), and the circular geometric monoline typeface Dobro (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Daniyil Onufrishyn

Graphic designer in Denver, CO. Behance link. Ceator of the 3d face Affine (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David E. Luzardo

David E. Luzardo (b. 1987, aka Akam) from Colorado designed the handwriting face Akam Handwriting Basic (2004). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Laskowski II

The bike rack-inspired typeface Bike Rack (2013) was created by Danver-based David Laskowski II. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Siegel

Educated at Stanford (M.Sc. in digital typography in 1985 under the supervision of Donald Knuth and Charles Bigelow) and before that at the University of Colorado at Boulder (undergraduate math degree in algorithms under Hal Gabow). Type designer. Creator of these architecturally-inspired type families:

  • Eaglefeather (1999, P22). David Siegel made Eaglefeather for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which owns various manuscripts of the beautiful lettering of this American artist and designer, 1867-1959. P22 Eaglefeather Pro is a large extension released in 2012. Codesigned with Carol Toriumi-Lawrence.
  • Tekton (1988, Adobe). Tekton was released by Adobe in 1989. Ideal for architectural writing, an OpenType family, called Tekton Pro, was released in 2000. Adobe lists Jim Wasco as a co-designer. The glyphs are based on the hand-lettering of Seattle-based architect and author Francis D.K. Ching.
  • Graphite (1991, FontBureau). Graphite (FontBureau, 1991) is a drafting letter based on the hand of San Francisco draftsman Anthony Celis LaRosa.
  • He worked with Hermann Zapf, trying to get Knuth's METAFONT program to produce beautiful typefaces. He worked again with Zapf on Zapfino.
His page has discussions on typography in general, and handwriting and architectural fonts in particular.

He heads Studio Verso, a site-design consultancy in San Francisco.

Author of The Euler project at Stanford Stanford, CA (1985, Stanford University, Department of Computer Science).

CV at FontBureau. Interview. FontShop link. Klingspor link. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

dBest Barcode TrueType Font Library

Commercial barcode fonts for 495USD! Code 39, Interleaved 2/5, Code 128, UPC A, UPC E, JAN, EAN 13, EAN 8, POSTNET and Codabar styles are supported. Personal note: there are many free versions around, as well as cheaper deals. From HALLoGRAM Publishing in Aurora, Colorado. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dennis Cordova

Dennis Cordova (Pueblo, CO) needed to make a custom font for PlasmaCAM Inc that was capable of writing text with a plasma cutter in steel. So, no closed curves like in an "o". So, he created a type family without loops called Singe Stroke Font (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denver Broncos
[Nick A. Whitford]

Nick A. Whitford (Denver Broncos), b. 1983, lives in Lakewood, CO, and runs WA Designs. He created Denver Broncos Custom in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Denver Design Lab

Illustrator and designer in Denver, CO, who was born in Bavaria. He created the shiny 3d face Glitch Pro (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Houtz

Student at Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design in Denver, CO. In 2012, she created Experimental Tape Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Elizabeth Reeves

Boulder, CO-based designer of the experimental geometric typeface Cryptocode (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Fowles
[Voltage Ltd (or: Typefreak)]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Eric Fowles

Louisville, CO-based designer of the Type Directors Club 1999 award-winning design Risso Light, a Courrier-like display face extraordinaire! [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fontitude (was: Digital Attitudes)
[Rhonda Radcliff]

Fontitude has commercial dingbats, ornaments and button fonts by Thorton, CO-based Rhonda Radcliff of Cyberbuny Creations, and Digitalattitudes: Buttonnieres, Calligraphy Flourishes, Crazy8s, Dingbat Club, Follow Me BABE, Fortitude Flourishes, Novas, Propellars, Roccocos, ScrollTiles, Sectionals, SpiralDisks, Spiralitas. Some freeware fonts at Cyberbuny's Dingbat Delights: Bumkins, Puppins, Holliebats, Teddios, Angels, Clowners, Hearts Galore, Roundups, Designs Galore, XmasType, Kooksters, Flower Settings, NewYearsBats, DingDelights, AlienTwits. Bundles include Calligraphy Flourishes, Fontitude Flourishes, Propellars, Ornaments, Papillions (sic: fantastic butterflies!!!), Weavers Delight, Escroue Ornatures (great ornaments), Buttonnieres, Bevy of Buttons, Sectionals, Be Mine, Roccocos, Follow me babe, Partitions, Glutton for Buttons, Shabangs, Menuettes, Designer Interfaces, Control Panels. At Fontsanon, we find DingDelights (1999). Freeware promised coming soon.

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

Gene Eidy

Photo era type designer in Colorado who created the oriental simulation typeface Sukiyaki in 1968, while he was a graduate student at Cal State Long Beach. Sukiyaki was published by Lettergraphics International. Gene was a professor at Metropolitan State College (now University) in Denver, Colorado, where he taught advertising design and illustration, including lettering.

There is a plethora of digital copies and revivals of Sukiyaki---sadly, none of these give proper credit. Examples include the ubiquitous free font Hirosh (by Aarrgghh, or Jonathan Smith, who does not mention Sukiyaki, even though the glyphs are identical) and Itto (by Chris MacGregor). The images below show Gene's original artwork (courtesy of Sara Tack) and, for comparison, Jonathan Smith's Hirosh. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerry Chapleski
[words+pictures]

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Good Apples

Good Apples is a design studio in Boulder, CO. Creators of the monoline display face Hello Denver (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Harris Design
[James M. Harris]

James M. Harris' Colorado Springs, CO-based foundry sells five fonts designed by himself, SignPix (1, 2, 3, 4), Earth Font One (1993), PictographOne (1996), and Strasbourg through Fonthaus and Agfa/Monotype. It specializes in tourist and road signs. Harris Design will turn your logo into a (TTF or type 1) font. List of fonts.

Jim Harris made the old shareware fonts Bellerose (1992, an avant-garde face: poster by Benbouzid Fatim-Zohra), Mazama, Premium Thin, RhyoliteVertical (1990) and Andesite (1991) which can be found on many archives.

Old home page. Dafont link. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hart Armstrong

Denver, CO-based designer of the display typeface Snitch (2014). Behance link. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Shepherd

Designer from Denver, CO, who combined Trinigan and Znikomit No 24 to make the fun display typeface Spello Noovo (2013). She mentions that this is part of the Frankenstein Type Foundry. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Tan

Communications designer in Lakewood, CO, who made the octagonal gridded typeface Trump (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James M. Harris
[Harris Design]

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Janna Moreau

Denver, CO-based creator of the hand-printed poster typeface lautlo (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jarrod Stanley

Denver, CO-based designer of the renaissance typeface Mirandola (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeannie Nguyen

Student at the University of Colorado at Boulder. Creator of the display typeface Snitch (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeannie Nguyen

Denver, CO-based designer of the display typeface Snitch (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeff Walters

Designer in Boulder, CO, who made the signage face Bodega (2010). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeffrey Larrimore

Graphic designer based in Colorado but originally from Philadelphia. Creator of the iFontMaker font Handvelica (2010, hand-printed). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Tarlton

Typographer and graphic designer in Golden, CO. Creator of the all caps titling sans face called Bass Face (2011) and of the experimental pair of fat geometric display faces Do It Soft and Do It Hard (2010).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jintanat Jintasawaeng

Jintanat Jintasawaeng (Denver, CO) modified Adobe Caslon into an ornamental typeface called Kin Sia in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jonas Stoltz
[Statica Productions (or: House of TypoTaboo)]

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Joseph Coniglio
[Coniglio Type]

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Joshua Pinkham

Denver, CO-based designer of the cursive script typeface Boothbay (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Williams

Boulder, CO-based designer of the script typeface Canon (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Simoni

Denver, CO-based designer of a graffiti font in 2000. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kayla Edgar

Kayla Edgar (Denver, CO) created the adorable bilined art bouveau typeface Celeste (2012). She studies illustration at the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelle Anne McCarter

Colorado-based designer of the girlish hand-printed face truckle (2009). She also practices calligraphy. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ken Johnson

Ken Johnson of Music Environment, Inc, in Aurora, CO, made the Interlude music font. No home page or email address. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kole Kostelic

Kole Kostelic (Fort Collins, CO) designed Mesh (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Reder

Denver, CO-based graphic designer who created the experimental typeface Evol (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lesley Yarbrough

Denver, CO-based community builder for Creative Market, where one can buy the hand-printed typefaces Sprout Serif (2012) and Sprout Script (2012).

In 2013, Lesley added Sprout Bit, Fancy Sprout, and Skinny Sprout. In 2014, he created Sprout Writer (typewriter). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Letters by Wordsworth
[Cecilia Ann Harris]

Cecilia Ann Harris is a type designer from Bonne Terre, Missouri, b. 1958, BonneTerre. She created Dog Heaven (2011, hand-printed), CroMagnon (2010), an informal face, and the bouncy titling face Fribble (2010). Mile High (2011) is a Victorian family. Hayden Creek (2011) is a great informal script face. Her foundry, Letters by Wordsworth, is located in Colorado.

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

Lindsay Kneram

Grand Junction, CO-based designer of an ornamental caps alphabet in 2014. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lucy Horrall

Fort Collins, CO-based designer of the wavy typeface Saham (2014), which was finished during her studies. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Luke Lisi

Luke Lisi (Lisi Design) was born in Colorado but lives in Kansas City. He created the modular and superimposable Homestead (2011, Lost Type), a free Western or athletic slab type family.

In 2013, he designed the layered typeface family Summit.

Behance link. Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

MakeMedia Co
[Callie Hegstrom]

Denver, Colorado-based designer who created the curly typeface Seaworthy (2014). With the Extras (dingbats), this font is ideal for books or movies on pirates and adventure islands. Se also made many vector packs with frames, borders, banners and dingbats grouped under Tropica or Rustica.

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

Mali Rezai

Fort Collins, CO-based graphic designer who created the floriated caps face Lush (2012).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Malisa Samsel

During her studies, Mailisa Samsel (Eagle, CO) created the display typeface Toothpicks (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marcus Jessen

Littleton, CO-based designer of the pointy display face Diffraction (2013), which was a school project at RMCAD.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marianne Rutzer

Graphic designer in Denver, CO, who blended University Roman and Bauhaus to create Unihaus (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Martin Mendelsberg

Denver, CO-based typographer and graphic designer. He earned his BFA degree from Minneapolis College of Art&Design and MFA from the University of Denver. He is currently Chair: Graphic Design&Interactive Media at Rocky Mountain College of Art&Design in Denver, Colorado. At ATypI 2003 in Vancouver, he traces his ten year journey to develop a digital Hebrew font based in the ancient scribal writings found in the ancient Torah. Creator of the Hebrew typeface Shin. His typeface Torah was released in 2003 by Masterfont Ltd, and this was followed by Torah Neue in 2005. His completed designs (including his Torah font) are now available in Israel. MyFonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Media Graphics International

Creators of the oriental simulation face Deng Thick (1994).

This site offered a 500+ archive, that was basically a dump of a font CD by WSI (licensed to Media Graphics International). Be aware that these are typically renamed fonts from elsewhere. I have the following info on Media Graphics, probably out of date: Dan Aungst, Media Graphics, 8175-A Sheridan Blvd #355, Arvada, CO 80003, (800) 598-2037, (303) 427-7833 FAX, distributed by Precision Type. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Melinda Boyle
[Pictifont]

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Michael Figge

Denver, CO-based creator (b. 1991) of the free hand-printed typeface Figge Hand Style (2012).

Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Michell Laurence

Denver, CO-based designer of Laurence Hand (2009, Yourfonts). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Muke Hoplack Tever

Muke Hoplack Tever (aka Kohath) from Wheat Ridge, Colorado, is the designer of RK Accardi (2003) and RK Gaswalt (2004, "a serif face for the Gothic language"). Home page. Alternate link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Musicpress

Music font links and suggestions at the University of Colorado. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mussett Letterworks
[Neil Mussett]

Neil Mussett (b. 1975, Denver, CO) is a computer programmer located in Amherst, NY. He created Debug (2007), a monospaced hand-printed typeface. In 2010, he added the flared display face Mickey Mono. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

NA Graphics

Fritz Klinke, NA Graphics, in Silverton, CO, sells new foundry type cast from original ATF matrices and cast on the original equipment. It is working on the 10 through 16 point versions of ATF Garamond 459, and the companion italic, Garamond 460, and intends to recast Bullfinch. Other faces of theirs include Bulmer, Goudy Oldstyle, Munder Venezian, Murray Hill Bold. Klinke owns the entire ATF Bulmer collection, as well as Engravers Roman, which originated with Barnhart Brothers&Spindler. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Leujin

Denver, CO-based designer (b. 1986) of the hand-printed face Transplant (2006). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Neil Mussett
[Mussett Letterworks]

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Nick A. Whitford
[Denver Broncos]

[More]  ⦿

Nick Valadez

Denver, CO-based creator of the three-style text typeface De Libros (2012). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nick Wagner

Nick Wagner (Nick Wagner Design, Denver, CO) created the experimental typeface Cake Type (2012) and the organic sans face Zealot (2011).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Arocha

Student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design (RMCAD). Colorado-based creator of Dinotype (2011, letters inspired by dinosaurs).

Devian tart link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Oscar Morillon

Graphic design student at the Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Colorado. He created two elegant typefaces in 2011, Fución (multiline face) and Offspring (a child of the marriage of Anatol and Monotype Modern). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Patrick Richardson

Graphic designer in Fort Collins, CO, who created Wind Barb Font (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul Buchholz

Paul Buchholz (Rennegade, b. 1987) is the Colorado-based designer of Boxfrom (2005, squarish techno), Boxform Volume 2 (2005), DMS (2004, futuristic) and Chaos (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pictifont
[Melinda Boyle]

Pictifont is the foundry (est. 2011) of Seattle, WA-based type designer Melinda Boyle, who grew up in Colorado. She created PictiFont (2011, + On The Beach), a 16-glyph set of symbols to personalize one's calendar containing a star, a snowflake, an apple, and so forth. This dingbat face accompanies a set of four monolined sans titling faces called PictiFont Thin (2011).

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

Raphael Boguslav

Great handletterer (b. 1929 in Far Rockaway, Long Island of Russian parents) who grew up in New York City. He studied lettering with Paul Standard, Georg Salter and Leo Manso at The Cooper Union and graduated from The Cooper Union in 1951. He worked at the same studio as Milton Glaser for the next three years. Rahael become a designer and worked for some time for Lippincott and Margulies in New York. Raphael lived in Colorado for a long time, but is now based in Bellingham, WA.

In 1969 he patented a squarish typeface for Tyco Laboratories in Waltham, MA. In 1972, he moved to Newport, RI and resumed his career in lettering, calligraphy and graphic design.

His typeface Avia (VGC) was an expansion of a logofont he did for Abex Corporation, almost like a stencil. It is now at Font Bureau, where Jill Pichotta has added the Light and Bold in 2000. His typeface Visa (1966, VGC) won the Second Prize in the 1966 VGC National Type Face Design Competition. Others (thanks, Alexander Tochilovsky) confirm what I thought---that Visa and Avia are the same thing. Finally, Sloop Script One (1994, Richard Lipton, Font Bureau) is based on Boguslav's designs.

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

Rhonda Radcliff
[Fontitude (was: Digital Attitudes)]

[More]  ⦿

Richard Beatty

Richard Beatty (Colorado) made beautiful fonts, often revivals and interpretations of old typefaces and calligraphic designs, around 1990-1993 under the name "Richard Beatty Designs". In all, he created over 500 designs, but most were only for private or corporate use. Typefaces:

  • Baxter New Style (1988), Baxter Old Style (1988)
  • Beatty Victoriana (1991): a set of five Victorian era fonts---Wanted, Spiral, Recherché, Hermosa and Childs (1985). Hermosa and Childs are nearly art nouveau. Childs is a revival of an 1892 face by Hermann Ihlenburg. Puzzling note: the Linotype catalogue says that Kismet was designed in 1879 by John F. Cumming. When you look at Spiral by Richard Beatty, you find a close copy of Kismet; Beatty says it's an "edited version of Kismet", but he holds the copyright. Is this another case of legal cloning?
  • Benjamin (2002, BeattyType): from sketches by Ed Benguiat.
  • BernardsHand (beautiful medieval hand)
  • Borders (1990, some designed by R. Mitchell and R. Beatty)
  • Calligraph Initials (1997): a Lombardic face.
  • Civilite
  • Cooper
  • Desdemona (1994, +Black): art nouveau
  • Doric
  • Duchy, Duchy Initials (2002): A blackletter face based on a sketch by Ed Benguiat of Benton's Dutch Initials.
  • Elizabeth (1994, BeattyType): An all caps almost uncial face.
  • Fanny Mitchell, Fanny Mitchell Initials
  • GeneralMenou
  • Goodhue
  • Goudy faces [Goudy is his favorite type designer]: Goudy Claremont (1993: based on Scripps College Old Style), Goudy Italian, Goudy Mediaeval Beatty, Goudy Saks (1990: based on a typeface designed in 1934 by Goudy for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York), Kennerley Old Style (1986, after Goudy's 1911 design)
  • Jensen Eusebius, Jensen Eusebius New Style (1989)
  • 11LivingstonJCL
  • Lucianard
  • Mediaeval Calligraphy
  • Ornaments (based on 1928 figures drawn by E. Adler)
  • Overdressed (2002): based on a sketch by Edward Benguiat for his Phototype Company.
  • Prairie Poster (Plain, Fancy): arts and crafts face.
  • Quillsong (calligraphic)
  • ReneLouis (1992)
  • Rolls Royce Designer
  • Troyer
  • Velda (2005, connected hand): the handwriting of Velda Burgess Will, classmate of the designer.
  • White Tie, White Tie Relaxed (2005): roman lettering.
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Rick Griffith

Denver-based and British-born Rick Griffith, who has taught graphic design and typography at the University of Colorado Denver, the Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design and the University of Denver, is interviewed by Joel Warner. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Riley Conrath

Communications designer in Denver, CO. Creator of Parisot (2013), a Peignotian typeface that was created as a school project by combining Didot and Parisian. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rivet Designworks
[William Scott McConnell]

Graphic designer in Denver, Colorado, b. 1969, Saint Louis, MO, who set up Rivet Designworks. Creator of gothic cathedral insired display typeface Capstone (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rivet Designworks

Typefoundry in Denver, CO, est. 2012. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Samuel John Ross
[Cumberland Fontworks]

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Samuel Smith-Lang

Colorado-based designer (b. 1988), aka GyakuSetsu and before that, BringMeToLife.Com. Designer of the elegant display face Evanescence (2003), also called Anywhere (2004), which is based on a scan of lettering found on Evanescence's live CD/DVD set Anywhere But Home. He also designed The Last Font I'm Wasting On You (2006). Home page. See also here. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Ford Aneloski

Born&raised in Grand Junction Colorado, educated in art&graphic design at Western State College of Colorado, Scott now works as a freelance designer in Wichita, KS.

Dafont link. Creator of the handwriting font Scotosaurus (2011) and the blackletter face Cartographer (2011). Ellephont (2011) is hand-printed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Maher

One of the trends in type design schools, started ca. 2010, was to make typefaces using genetic material from two existing ones. The results are called "offspring". One example of this is Sean Maher's art deco face Midtowne (2011), which combines ITC Kabel and Manhattan ITC. Akt (2011) is an extreme-contrast expermintal typeface.

Sean is a student at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design in Denver, CO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seth Urion

Seth Urion (Fort Collins, CO) created the thick informal slab serif typeface Omnimedia in 2000 for Designpunks Omnimedia Group. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shifty

Shifty from Colorado (b. 1977) designed Shiftyhand (2001) at Devian Tart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simeon out West Foundry
[Brett T. Johnson]

Brett T. Johnson's outfit in Englewood, CO, sells fonts based on ideas from Byzantine, Ge'ez and old slavonic scripts, to name a few. Brett Johnson was born in Loveland, CO, in 1972. The creations: Simeon's Handwritten Blackletter (2008), Pseudo-Hellenic (2008, a Greek and Latin didone pair), Tiblisi (2008, a Georgian simulation face), Pentopolis (2008, based on an ancient Coptic script), Svati Sava (2008, a Serb-look font), Muscovite Manuscript (2005), Pravoslavnie (2005), Alexandria (2005), Alaskaya (2006), Svati Nikolai (2005), Thebes (2005), Suzdal (2005), Kniga Molitva (2005), Vladimir (2005), Scetis (2005), Adis Ababa (2008). Colonial Press (+Italic) (2008) is based on work by William Caslon I (1692-1766). Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Squigglies Clip Art and Fonts
[Bob Fuller]

The Squiggly Font Collection has 3 families (2 to 3 weights each): Squiggly, Gruff, Curlie. Aka Fuller Creative, this is run by Bob Fuller from Englewood, CO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stan Starbuck

Dingbat type designer, born in Denver, CO, in 1961. He runs the Dingbatcave with Ann Stretton. There, he made mainly insect-related fonts and some borders. For example, he did Stan Bugs and Stan Beetles. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Statica Productions

Font services at 40$/hour. Based in Denver, CO. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Statica Productions (or: House of TypoTaboo)
[Jonas Stoltz]

Jonas Stoltz at Statica Productions (or: House of TypoTaboo) in Denver, CO, designed FreersBadLuck, 7YearsBadLuck, Achten, AlienScript, AnarchistBible, AnarchistBible, Apokalypto, BingBangBoom, BoogieOogieShoes, BrokenSpinalColumn, Brute, BuddahBaby, CandyKisses, ClownCollegeDropoutNotSoFunny, CookieMouth, CrackheadWrestlingFederation, CrypticFunkadelia, DJ4Skin, DasSpaceFiend, Deterioratus, Detoxify, EspionageMustacheKit1, Essendon, FashionablyNumb, FlatmanHeavy, FlatmanNormal, FlatmanThin, GloomyGus, GradeSchoolSissy, HairDingbats, IchBins, JerryBold, Kilaver, LiveEQStraightUp, Longmuire, MadnessIndeed, Mayaku, MightyChickenScratch, MondoMessoFonto2, MondoMessoFontoBold, MondoMessoFontoItalic, Morlandic, Nebullium, NewMozak, PharyngoCracked, PickAhhShow, PoisonDots, Psychye, RealHorrorShow, Riquoth, Rockbox, RomanAcid, RoundedGenius, RubberWalls, ScreenwritersNightmare, ScreenwritersNightmareBold, ShockShock, SirSmoothy, SkySkunk, SmokinFatties, Smoolie, SomebodyDied, SpeedDemon, SpikeyMikey, Spooknic, Steokes, StrangeBrew, SurfPunx, SurfPunxHeavy, SurfPunxItalic, SurfPunxLight, TheDoghouse, TheoryofCremation, ThoughtTrain, TooDamnDrunk, TribalRed1, VOpen, Vipertuism, WideEyeFucker, WiseRabbitSays, Xomic, Yakabuza. Some fonts are also carried at Flash Kit. Logo font at 20 USD, fully custom font from 300 to 1000 USD. The fonts were designed in 1999-2001. Most have no punctuation, and half have no lower case. Only the futuristic Nebullium is semi-useful. Another URL. Direct downloads. Most of the original links are gone, and Statica got out of font production in 2005. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steve Matteson

Rochester Institute of Technology's School of Printing graduate who lived in California and in Holland, MI, and now resides in Louisville, Colorado. He was a disciple of Chuck Bigelow and Kris Holmes. MyFonts page on him. In 1990, he started work at Monotype in Palo Alto to create the Windows truetype core fonts Arial, Times New Roman and Courier New. He stayed with Monotype and then Agfa/Monotype until 2003 (when he was probably fired, but that is only an unreliable guess), directing type development from the design office in Palo Alto, CA. Bio at Agfa/Monotype. He has directed branding projects such as Agilent Technology's corporate sans serif and Microsoft's corporate font family 'Segoe'. At the same time, he was involved in producing bitmaps and outline fonts for cell phones and TV set top environments. He has worked extensively designing Greek, Cyrllic, Thai, Hebrew and Arabic alphabets to satisfy the requirements of customers such as IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Sun and Sybase. In 2004, he co-founded Ascender Corporation in Northbrook, IL, where he remained Type Design Director until Ascender was bought by Monotype, where he now heads the type design team (12 people in all, as of 2013).

CBC interview in 2012. Fontspace link. FontShop link. At ATypI 2011 in Reykjavik, he spoke on typefaces for Android OS.

His typefaces:

  • Amanda.
  • Andale Mono: Andalé Mono (also known as Andale Mono, Monotype.com) is a monospace sans-serif typeface designed for terminal emulation and software development environments. It was originally created by Monotype. Andalé Mono was first distributed as an Internet Explorer 4.0 add-on under the name Monotype.com. In version 1.25 of the font, it was renamed to Andale Mono, distributed with Internet Explorer 5. It is often used by programmers, and is bundled with Mac OS X.
  • Andy, his first face, a design based on a friend's lefty handwriting. Published at Agfa's Creative Alliance.
  • Arimo (2010). A free sans family at Google Code that is metrically compatible with Arial.
  • Ascender Sans Mono (2004-2008), metrically compatible with Courier New. Ascender Serif (2005, 4 styles) is metrically compatible with Times New Roman.
  • Ascender Uni Duo is a fixed-width comprehensive Unicode-compatible font available with support for the Unicode Standard. Ascender Uni Duo is a 39MB TrueType font with approximately 53,000 glyphs. The Latin and related glyphs (designed by Steve Matteson) are Sans Serif, with Gothic ideographs drawn in Japanese style, and complementary styles for other scripts. There are also versions of Ascender Uni that provide localized support for Korean, Simplified Chinese and Traditional Chinese. OpenType layout support is included for Arabic (initial, medial, final, isolate, and required ligature forms, as well as basic mark positioning), and vertical writing for CJK locales (consisting mostly of Latin, symbol, punctuation, and kana glyph variants). Character Set: Latin-1, WGL Pan-European (Eastern Europe, Cyrillic, Greek and Turkish), Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Thai, Vietnamese, Hebrew, Arabic. Ashley Crawford.
  • Ayita (2006, Ascender), a decorative sans family co-designed with Jim Ford.
  • Bertham Pro (2009), 4 styles including Open, after Goudy's Bertham.
  • Blueprint (1993).
  • Chicory (2006, Ascender), a calligraphic script face.
  • Cousine (2010). A free family at Google Code that is metrically compatible with Courier New. See also OFL.
  • Creepy (Ascender Corporation): a Halloween font designed with Carl Crossgrove.
  • Curlz MT. Done with Carl Crossgrove in 1995, based on wrought iron on chairs.
  • Droid Sans, Droid Sans Mono and Droid Serif Pro: a font family designed in 2006-2007 by Steve Matteson at Ascender for Google's Android project, mobile phone software for handsets. Free download at CTAN.
  • Dujour (2005, Ascender Corporation): an art deco revival of the 1930's typeface Independant by Joan Collette and Jos Dufour for Plantin. Compare with the free Independant by Apostrophic Labs.
  • Endurance Pro (2009): neo-grotesque sans.
  • Facade Condensed.
  • Fineprint, a design loosely based on his own penmanship ("on a good day"). Another Creative Alliance face.
  • Friar Pro (2009): Friar Pro is a revival of Frederic W. Goudy's "Friar" typeface. Goudy described this typeface design as a 'typographic solecism' as it combines a lowercase of half-uncial forms from the 4th through 7th centuries with an uppercase of square capitals from the 4th century. Friar was originally designed in 1937 and used to print a Christmas keepsake produced by Goudy and printer Howard Coggeshall. The fire that burned Goudy's studio in 1939 destroyed the drawings and matrices before many metal fonts were cast. Of all that was lost in the fire, Goudy once said he missed Friar the most.
  • Gill Floriated Caps.
  • Goudy Fleurons (2010).
  • Goudy Ornate (2002). Unsure if Matteson made this or Carl Crossgrove.
  • Kennerley. Based on Goudy's Kennerley family.
  • Kootenay (2006, Ascender), a sans family.
  • LeBeau: signage font.
  • Liberation Mono, Sans and Serif (2007-2009, Ascender). A set of free open source fonts done for Red Hat Inc.
  • Lindsey Pro (2006, Ascender): a cursive script based on his niece's hand.
  • Louisville Script (2008): Ordinary handwriting.
  • Massif Pro (2006-2011, Ascender).
  • Mayberry (2008, ascender): a 14-font sans family with extremely large x-height and strange proportions. Mayberry semibold is free.
  • McZee, a Microsoft symbols font.
  • Miramonte (2006). A geometric sans.
  • Open Sans. A free family.
  • Overpass (2011). A free open source sans font created for Red Hat Inc that emulates the typeface used by the US Highway system.
  • Newstyle. Based on Goudy's 1920 face, Newstyle.
  • Pericles Pro (2005): An Ascender face based on the work of Robert Foster who created the original for American Type Founders in 1934), a 433-glyph OpenType font for Greek simulation or stone cut looks.
  • Pescadero Pro (2005): a serif face.
  • Rockwell Team (Ascender): an athletic lettering face.
  • Rebus Script (2009): done with Terry Weinzierl.
  • Scooter Script (2009, Ascender): comic book style face.
  • Segoe (2009, Ascender) and Segoe Mono (2012, Ascender: with Jim Ford) and Segoe TV (1997-2004, done for MSNTV).
  • Tinos (2010). A free serif family at Google Code, metrically compatible with Times New Roman.
  • Titanium (2006), an organic font. Titanium Motors (2012) is a techno font.
  • Truesdell, a revival and extension of the "lost" Goudy types cut in 1931. Also at Creative Alliance. Also includes Truesdell Sorts.
  • Tucker Script (2009, Ascender): ordinary handwriting face.
  • Twentieth Century Poster (2002), an art deco display font straight from the late 1920s.
  • Verdorgia (2010): an ugly duckling.
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Steven Parisi

Denver, CO-based designer of Sven Display (2013, a decorative caps typeface). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stuart Mayhew
[Bathroom typography]

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The Made Shop

The Made Shop was started in 2002 by husband and wife partners Marke Johnson and Kimberly Johnson with brothers Nathan Johnson and Zachary Johnson. It is located in Denver, CO. In 2014, they created the headline art deco sans typeface Trash Deco. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Theresa Rezzyn Bail

Denver, CO-based creator (b. 1973) of these free dingbat fonts: ReZZyN'SHeartsDesire (2008), ReZZyN'S-KissNBuds (2008), ReZZyNSScrolls (2008), ReZZyN'SHeartsDesire (2008), ReZZyNTattoo1 (2008). Alternate URL. Before that, she was known as Theresa Mustaccio and Theresa Mustaccio-Bail and Theresa Bail, and had a web presence called Fontageous. She was (is?) a bridal consultant and seamstress from Northglenn, CO, who offered her own font designs: HotHotHot, Fiesta, Computer Calculator, TheresaDolphins, WeddingCelebrationsDings, Bail Celebrations, Theresa Cursive Hand (2001), Chicken Hatchlings (1998), BailPlayfulDolphins (1998), PotOfGold (alphadings, 1998), Wedding Script Bail (1999), Swyfp, Dawson's Creek (1998, see also here), Tamagotchi, FemaleBodyParts (demo), WedDing (1998), Heads. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tony DeBoom

Boulder, CO-based creator of a typographic poster for the cyclo-cross world championships in Louisville, KY, in 2013.

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Voltage Ltd (or: Typefreak)
[Eric Fowles]

Voltage writes: VOLTAGE LTD is an extension of VOLTAGE A + D, a digital advertising and design studio based in Louisville, Colorado. Creative Director and CEO, Eric Fowles, founded the agency, which specializes in high-powered creative thinking and graphic design for everything from websites and emails to banner ads and branding, in early 2005. Eight years later, Fowles, a passionate advocate for artists whose work you may recognize on book covers and in magazines, but whose names go too often overlooked, created VOLTAGE LTD. More than just an independent type foundry, VOLTAGE Limited collaborates with artists around the world to forever preserve the unique genius of their signature hand lettering styles in the form of edgy, memorable, and lasting type.

Established at the beginning of 2013, the first type designers include Julia Rothman, Chris Watson, Rich Jacobs, and Ashley Mackay.

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Webster&Wallace Creative Agency
[Brandon Webster]

The creative alliance of Brandon Webster and Wallace in Colorado is into identity design, photography, website design, print and packaging since 2004. Brandon Webster made the cool uber-experimental geometric face Mila in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Scott McConnell
[Rivet Designworks]

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words+pictures
[Gerry Chapleski]

Foundry that does custom work and sells some fonts, mostly grungy modifications of well-known styles. Font names: Leubner (2002), Topogigio (2002), Babushka (2001), Minsk (2001, like Babushka, a gorgeous Cyrillic imitation font), bank, bastante, basterg, blanco, blip, bodega, boot, cabra, caslost, chefic, chiva, classico, coalities, cobrag, conduct, constitution, crate, curse, deconstruct, dente, dupe, flash, gross, gus, highway, hippie, houdini, jose, lagrima, life, liquor, liturgy, marta, mencilbold, moda, muchobas, mypure, obelika, preacher, prodigy, qwerty, random, recog, rescue, seviche, sign, stenciloni, tainted, verve, zocrab, spam, spike, kutztown, student (free), kunkeltown (free stencil font).

The fonts are made by Gerry Chapleski (b. Bahamas, 1957), who used to run the outfit under the names Gerry Chapleski Design and EditableGraphics. The foundry, Words++Pictures, is located in Broomfield, CO. Freeware fonts Crate (a stencil font, 2001), Circuit (2001), Alien (2002), Onesystem (2002), Vindex (2002), Shrek (2002), Seviche (2001), Flute (stencil, 2001) and Supa (2002, OCR font).

MyFonts sells these fonts: Alien, Andalusia, Ave Maria, Babino, Babushka, Bastante, Basterg, Blogger, Bodacious, Cabra, Chefic, Chiva, Circuit, Classico, Coalities, Cobrag, Conduct, Constitution, Cordoba, Crate, Curse, Decon, Domo, Dupe, Flash, Flute, Function (1995, typewriter), Geek, Geo, Geomed, Gross, Grotto, Gus, Highway, Hippie, Houdini (a tweaked didone), Ingots, Jose, Kinko, Kunkeltown (stencil), Kutztown, Leubner, Lifer, Limbo, Liturgy, Marta, Mencilbold, Minsk, Moda, Muchobastante, Mypure, Obelika, Onesystem, Preacher, Prodigy, Qwerty, Random, Readme, Rescue, Seviche, Shrek, Sign, Spam, Spike, Student, Sweat, Topogigio, Totti, Version2, Vindex, Vivacious, Zocrab.

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Zach Olah

During his design studies in Denver, CO, Zach Olah created a typeface called Doldrums (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zephan Hubert

Graphic designer who graduated from the University of Denver. Behance link. He created the paper-fold face The Grid (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿