TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sat Jun 22 21:22:58 EDT 2024






Type scene in Colorado

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


AIGA Typochondria Conference

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

Alana Morrow

Colorado-based designer (b. 1985) of Drunk Sharpie Thin (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alexis Gentry

Denver, CO-based designer of the rustic handcrafted typefaces Sweet Revenge (2017), Sticks + Stones (2017), Back2School (2017), Moonwalk (2017) and Break Up Letter (2017, marker pen font). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allyson Noyes

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

Alvin Lustig

Modern American design pioneer (b. 1915, Denver, CO, d. 1955), known for his books, graphic design, interior and architectural design, and typefaces. Lustig studied design at Los Angeles City College, Art Center, and independently with American architect Frank Lloyd Wright at his Taliesin studio and French painter Jean Charlot. He began his career designing book jackets in 1937 in Los Angeles. In 1944 he became Director of Visual Research for Look Magazine. He also designed for Fortune, and Girl Scouts of the United States. The Rochester Institute of Technology maintains an Alvin Lustig Collection. Wikipedia link.

Digital typefaces based on Lustig's work:

  • Greta Bassanese's Alvin Lustig Typeface (2014).
  • Lustig Elements (2016, P22). Craig Welsh (Lancaster, PA) and AIGA Medalist Elaine Lustig Cohen (NY), Alvin's widow, extended Alvin Lustig's 1939 geometric typeface Euclid, and named it Lustig Elements. It was cut in wood by Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2015, and produced as a digital typeface in 2016 by P22.
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Amanda Gault

Aurora, CO-based designer of an iconic alphabet in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Hammond

During her studies, Amy Hammond (Pueblo, CO) designed the display typeface Dont Panic (2017), which was inspired by Douglas Adam's Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy. . [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amy Noble

During her studies at Colorado State University, Amy Noble (Fort Collins, CO) designed Tall Lady (2020). [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]  ⦿

Amy Williams

Graphic designer in Colorado Springs, CO. Based on the diary of Seth Barlow (1808-181) kept in the New Bedford Whaling Museum Research Library, Amy Williams created the handwriting font and accompanying textured caps font Seth Barlow Script (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Anna Galindo

Graphic designer in Colorado Springs, CO, who created the handcrafted Arrow typeface in 2016. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Badson Studio
[Kyle Read]

Badson Studio is a type foundry in Buena Vista (was: Denver), CO, launched by Kyle Read in 2014. Kyle Read (b. 1987 or 1988) hails from the American Northeast and lived in Chatham, NJ. He studied graphic design and printmaking at Savannah College of Art and Design (class of 2010), and has created typefaces for Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio. He studied type design at the Type@Cooper Extended Type Design Program in New York. We believe, but are not sure, that Kyle started Proof&Co. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:

  • Ermine: The Ermine Type Family is derived from one of the most illuminated eras in American History. President Franklin D. Roosevelt launched his New Deal in 1929 to get America back to work after the now infamous market crash and Great Depression. Between 1935 and 1943, the Works Progress Administration (WPA) was established by presidential order and employed more than 8 million workers. Some of the more visible projects were posters created to promote tourism in the country's National Parks. More than 2,000,000 posters were printed by the Federal Art Project's poster division. Almost all of these posters have been lost or destroyed. The Ermine Family is designed to be reminiscent of this era of public art, drawing from the wonderfully quirky lettering styles of the WPA National Parks Posters themselves.
  • Bota Display: a didone typeface.
  • Guilder: a multiline and outline typeface family.

Before Badson Studio, Kyle created the layered multiline typeface Pinscher (2013), the rounded sans typeface Penfield (2013), the experimental typeface Geoface (2013), the warm titling typeface Holden (2013), the multiline straight-edged typeface Countdown (2013), and the art deco family Flagpole (2013).

In 2013, he received the 2013 SOTA Catalyst Award. Home page for Kyle Read. [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]  ⦿

Ben Lew

Illustrator in Colorado Springs, CO. In 2017, he designed the counterless comic book typeface Bing. In 2018, he designed the vernacular typeface Maguana and Dead Pizza Society. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Blissberry Design
[Sarah Nee]

Colorado-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Sweet Basil (2016) and Danielle (2016). [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 typeface Flux (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brandon Webster
[Webster&Wallace Creative Agency]

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Braydon Sondrol

Canon City, CO-based designer of the circle-based typeface Ooblec (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brennan Gilbert

Fort Collins, CO-based graphic designer. Behance link. Creator of the 3d painted script typeface 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 typeface 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 typeface 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), Dirty Numbers (2021).

Showcase of Joseph Coniglio's typefaces at MyFonts. The Coniglio Type typeface library. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Cumberland Fontworks
[Samuel John Ross]

Game 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 in Denver, CO, since 2014. Typefaces by S. John Ross include Sex Nerd (2021), Guacamole Quickstep (2019), Cynocel Poster (2019), Monesque (2019), Flagstones (2018), Kentucky Fireplace (2016), Bad Guy Black (2015, an engraved currency font), Silvery Tarjay (2015), Iron and Brine (2015), Afton James (2015), Fountain Avenue (2013), Axe Handel (2013, grunge), Sans Sara (2011, geometric organic sans), Growly Grin (2011, grunge), 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 (a heavy slab serif), 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, co-designed with Amy Miles), Marshmallow (2001, by his wife Sandra Ross), Yank (2001, handwriting, by Sandra Ross), Focal Deviance (2001), Darn Ya (2001, typefaces), 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]  ⦿

Daler Mukhiddinov

Highlands Ranch / Denver, CO-based designer of the free all caps ink-trapped typeface Krisha (2019), the free piano key stencil typeface Modernia (2019), the sans typeface Floane (2019), the heavy sans typeface Goodlight (2019), and Tele Brush (2019).

Typefaces from 2020: Rondal (a free condensed didone), DM Retrograde (pixelish). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Cotton

Signpainter and letterer who worked for Hallmark in Kansas City, then in Denver, CO, and is now based in Boise, ID. In 2015, he was working on the signage typeface Krapp Jelveeto. In 2016, he published the soft rounded signage typeface Organic Cotton.

In 2017, he created the brush script typeface Shavano (+Rough). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [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 typeface Affine (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dave Staab

Denver, CO-based designer of the modular typeface Slim Air (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

David E. Luzardo

David E. Luzardo (b. 1987, aka Akam) from Colorado designed the handwriting typeface 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). An arts and crafts font made for the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation, which owns various manuscripts of the beautiful lettering of this American artist and designer, 1867-1959. This font family is based on the alphabet designed by Frank Lloyd Wright for the Eaglerock project in 1922. Extended in 2012 and 2018 to P22 Eaglefeather Pro. 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 Single 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 typeface Glitch Pro (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Design by Laney
[Laney Ruddell]

Design by Laney (Denver, CO) began as a calligraphy firm in 2015, and evolved into stationery and graphic design. Designer of the calligraphic Sapphire Script (2022). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dino Feed
[Robert Persky]

Boulder, CO-based designer of the fat finger font Groove Town Sans (2020). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dunwich Type Founders
[James Walker Puckett]

Dunwich Type Founders (or: DTF) in Boulder, CO (was: New York City) is run by James Walker Puckett (b. 1978, Virginia), who graduated from the Corcoran College of Art and Design in Washington, DC. Blog. Behance link. Fontspring link. Type Library. Typefaces:

  • Armitage (2010). A grotesque sans family.
  • The squarish signpainting family Downturn (2009).
  • He is working on a (nice!) revival of Fry's Baskerville, which is based on a scan of types cut in 1768 by Isaac Moore.
  • Lorimer (2011) is a gothic sans serif that was inspired by 19th century inscriptions in the yard of New York's St. Mark's Church. Some weights are free. In 2011, this was followed by Lorimer No. 2 and Lorimer No. 2 Condensed. In 2012, there was an announcement that Lorimer was no longer being distributed. But that was contradicted in 2015, when James placed Lorimer No. 2 Stencil (2011) at the Dafont site for free download.
  • New Constructivist Beta (2007).
  • Recovery (2008, TypeTrust). The grunge version of Recovery is Black Monday (2009, with Silas Dilworth): it has several glyphs for randomization.
  • The 1829 specimen book of Alonzo W. Kinsley's Franklin Letter Foundry led James Puckett to develop the splendid ornamental didone fat face Sybarite (2011), which comes in many optical weights.
  • The friendly superelliptical black poster typeface Gigalypse (2012).
  • Becker Gothics (2013). A revival of five typefaces from Ornamental Penmanship (1854, George Becker): Egyptian, Egyptian Rounded, Stencil, Tuscan and Concave. All have Western and wood type influences.
  • Ironstrike and Ironstrike Stencil (2014). Ironstrike pays homage to industrial and constructivist lettering.
  • Uniblok (2015). A free blocky font.
  • Rhodium Libre (2015, free at Google Fonts), designed for use on screens at small sizes and the Latin and Devanagari scripts. Historical models for Rhodium's design are Fortune (aka Volta; by Konrad Bauer and Walter Baum) and Rex (by Intertype).
  • Padyakke (2015) is a libre Kannada font.
  • Antarctican (2017, Dunwich Type Founders): Antarctican hybridizes ruler and compass geometry and American wood type. Some styles are monospaced.
  • Barteldes (2018). A fashion mag typeface family.
  • Margherita (2021). A free sturdy typeface family based on urban lettering in Italy.

Creative Market link. https://fonts.ilovetypography.com/fonts/dunwich-type-founders">I Love Typography link. Github link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Dylan Roop

Denver (and before that, Colorado Springs), CO-based designer of the wavy typeface Bleach (2016), the handcrafted Connor (2016), Daisy Chain (2020) and Sunnyvale (2019), and the wedge serif titling typeface Armada (2016). [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]  ⦿

Elle Levy

Denver, CO-based designer of the free EPS and AI-format decoratice caps typeface Holiday AF (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emily Lora Harris

During her studies at Colorado Mesa University in Grand Junction, CO, Emily Lora Harris designed Meraki (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

EmilyRae Burton

Colorado Spings, CO-based designer of a striped typeface in 2018. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Eric Fowles
[Voltage Ltd (or: Typefreak)]

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Eric Fowles

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

Felicia Stitt

During her studies at The University of North Colorado, Felicia Stitt (Greeley, CO) created the sans typeface Solid State (2014). [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.

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Francisco Ramirez

Denver, CO-based designer of the free hipster typeface Line Type (2017). Behance 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).

In 2020, Steve Harrison did a proper digital revival giving full credit to Eidy---his typeface is also called Sukiyaki. The images below show Gene's original artwork (courtesy of Sara Tack) and, for comparison, Jonathan Smith's Hirosh, and Steve Harrison's Sukiyaki. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gerry Chapleski

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Good Apples

Good Apples is a design studio in Boulder, CO. Creators of the monoline display typeface Hello Denver (2012). 1001Fonts link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gor Jihanian

Type and graphic designer from Armenia who graduated first from the University of Colorado in Boulder (2012) and later from the MATD program in Type Design at the University of Reading in 2016. His graduation typeface is Byron, a text typeface family for Latin, Greek and Armenian. Interview at Future Fonts.

In 2020, he released Spindle, a symbiotic script typeface for Latin and Armenian, and explains: After the MATD program, I spent late nights digging through medieval Armenian manuscripts. Though not a strict revival, Spindle began as a study of three styles. The basis stems from the Notrgir style, a notary script invented for speed and efficiency, but not always legibility. In contrast, the earlier Bolorgir style is built up from a steady rhythm of vertical strokes and counters. While the later Slagir style is a chaos of cursive flourishes. I began trying to replicate the strokes, and as I transferred the letters into digital, I noticed characteristics from each style synthesizing into surprising and fluid shapes that would later become Spindle. The project was shelved for months until one day David Jonathan Ross asked to see my work. I showed those rough yet-unnamed letters of Spindle, and to my surprise he liked them and was curious if there were plans of adding Latin...there was not. With a little encouragement and constructive feedback, I dusted off the files and began drafting the Latin. The addition was more of a revision, a swinging pendulum constantly going between the two scripts.

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Griffin Pool

Grand Junction, CO-based designer of the old style antiqua font Zzyzx Road (2015). Behance link. [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 (blackletter) 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), Bellerose Pro (various weights are done in 2016), Mazama, Premium Thin, RhyoliteVertical (1990) and Andesite (1991) which can be found on many archives. He also made Harris Modern Extended.

Old home page. Creative Market link. 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]  ⦿

Holly McCaig

Denver, CO-based designer of the commercial handcrafted typefaces Front Porch (2017), Glossy Script (2015, calligraphic), Minty (2015), Daisy Dog (2015) and Enchanted (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ian Tan

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

J. Gannon Meister

Denver, CO-based designer of Proclamator (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jack Sells

During his studies, Denver, CO-based Jack Sells designed the compass-and-ruler typeface Blink (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

James M. Harris
[Harris Design]

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James Walker Puckett
[Dunwich Type Founders]

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Janna Moreau

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

Jared Smith

During his studies at Bob Jones University (Greensville, SC), Elbert, CO-based Jared Smith designed the text typeface Trinea (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jaron Jackson

Boulder, CO-based designer of the free sci-fi typeface Red Planet (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jarrod Stanley

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

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Jeanette Porter

Aurora, CO-based designer of the modular Peignotian typeface Matryoshka (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeannie Nguyen

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

Jeannie Nguyen

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

Jeff Walters

Designer in Boulder, CO, who made the signage typeface 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]  ⦿

Jen Wagner

Jennifer Wagner (Nashville, TN; was: Denver, CO) designed these typefaces:

  • In 2022: Essential Sans (16 styles and one variable font), California Coast (a bold display serif), Casa Sol.
  • In 2021: Avanti (script), Mezcal (a thin display serif), Runaways, Levitate (an experimental sans and serif combination), Barnaby (a 2-style text typeface), Montmartre (a display serif), Kyrie (a display serif), Bonne Nuit (script).
  • In 2020: Violet, Ostuni (script), Larkspur (a fat finger font), Amora, Bastia (a transitional typeface), Oliver Label, Palmer Lake.
  • In 2019: Rylan, Margo, Palmer, Tangerine Skies (font duo), Halifax, Capri (Sans, Serif), Lyon (Sans, Script), Paris (Sans, Script), Noelle (a wedge serif), Rylan, Norfolk.
  • In 2018: Sorrento, Folsom (sans), Modena, Versailles, Albany, Osaka, Phoenix (a geometric sans family), Amaro (script), Sucre (condensed sans), Paris (SVG font duo), Laguna Beach (font duo), San Clemente (script), London (luxurious style), Rome (sans), Dallas (vintage sans), Calgary, Wink Wink (font duo), Nashville, Adelaide, Bordeaux (script), Oxford (sans).
  • In 2017: Milan (vintage sans), Prague, Sydney (font duo), Manhattan (high contrast city chic), San Diego (informal sans), Newport (brush script), Joshua Tree, Charleston (signature script), Knoxville, Malibu, Bronx (blackboard bold), Stockholm (sans), Ontario (four-layer sans), Tokyo (sans), Rochester (handcrafted), Brisbane (script), Florence (script), Montauk (all caps), Brooklyn (sans).
  • In 2016: Aleppo, Edinburgh (a didone), Paris (a heavy brush typeface), Christmas Town (handcrafted), Glasgow, Austin, North Pole, Chicago (handcrafted), Oceanside (a great romantic brush script), Louisville, Los Angeles (avant garde sans), Kingsland (a vintage sans), Baton Rouge, Venice (fashion mag style), Nashville (handcrafted), Manhattan (an all caps didone), Anchorage (sans), Athens (minimalist sans), Santa Barbara, Orlando, Jackson Script, Denver, the avant garde typeface Sacramento, the brush typeface Atlanta, the sans typefaces Pasadena, Vancouver and Portland, Portland Serif, the stencil typeface Faroe and the handcrafted typefaces Seattle, Dana Point and Honolulu.
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Jerod Barker

Boulder, CO-based designer of Tundra (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeshua Seifert

Colorado Springs, CO-based designer of the deco typeface Old Money (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jesse Tarlton

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

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Jim Frelinger

Parker, CO-based designer of a hexagonal typeface in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jim Lyles
[Stiggy & Sands]

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Jintanat Jintasawaeng

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

John G. Ohnimus

Denver-based artist. Author of Henderson's Sign Painter (1906, R.H. Henderson, Newark, NJ). R. Henderson published the related text Henderson's Sign Designs and Alphabets (1905).

His own alphabets in this text include Church Text (Lombardic), Modern Egyptian, Architectural, Initial Letters, and Heavy Sign Script. Local download of the former text [692MB].

Digital revivals:

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

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Jordan Burgen

Denver, CO-based designer of the ironwork typeface Beaux (2017) and the blackboard bold typeface Royal Flush Display (2017). Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jorg Jemelka

Robotics and education software specialist in Colorado. Designer of the free outlined technical lettering font MCD Solid (2007), where MCD stands for McDonnell-Douglas. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Joseph Coniglio
[Coniglio Type]

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Joshua Pinkham

Denver, CO-based designer of the cursive script typeface Boothbay (2013), which is derived from the typefaces Devroye and Lobster. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julia Perry

Graphic designer in Denver, CO, who created the ornamental caps typeface Hungry Jungle (2016; free PDF of this alphabet). Behance link. [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]  ⦿

Keaton Ostendorf

Lakewood, CO-based designer of the display sans typeface Aved (2015), which was developed for a marketing campaign for the Ash vs Evil Dead booth at the San Diego Comic-con. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelle Anne McCarter

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

Kellicia Morse

Denver, CO-based creator of the free calligraphic typeface Kellicia Handwriting (2012). Behance link. Dafont link. [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]  ⦿

Kevin Barrett Kane

Book and type designer in Denver, CO (and San Francisco, CA) with an exquisite taste for fine classical typefaces. He cofounded The Frontispiece in 2015, and currently serves as senior book designer at University of California Press. He has designed books for Stanford University Press, Chronicle Books, Amazon Publishing, Dzanc Books, FG Press, and John Wiley & Sons. Graduate of Type West in San Francisco, class of 2020. His typefaces:

  • FPO (2020). FPO (for placement only) is a classy and classical typeface for books started during his studies at Type West in 2020.
  • Bremer Antiqua (2022?). A revival of Bremer Presse Antiqua (Willy Wiegand, 1912), a typeface designed for and used exclusively by the Bremer Presse.
  • Mustard Sans. Based on letters in the Lehmann Label Collection.
  • Benson Ultra. Presentation in the course Introduction to Type Design with Graham Bradley.
  • Rosc Geometric. A modular multi-layer typeface, designed in the Experimental Letterforms Workshop by Sun Helen and Maria Doreuli.
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Kole Kostelic

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

Kyle Read
[Badson Studio]

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Kyle Reder

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

Laney Ruddell
[Design by Laney]

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Larry Brady

Lawrence Robert Brady (b. International Falls, MN, 1936-d. Salida, CO, 2023) was an American calligrapher, type designer, graphic designer, and educator. He studied Fine Arts at Montana State College and then completed a Masters Degree in design from California State University Long Beach. He taught for some time at Cerritos College. Brady's type designs include the titling font he designed in the 1980s for the J. Paul Getty Trust and Museum in Los Angeles (he was commissioned by Saul Bass to work on the museum's identity). Obituary. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Jefferson

Grand Junction, CO-based student-designer of Asserta Regular (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Rose

During her studies at Rocky Mountain College of Art & Design in Denver, CO, Lauren Rose created Renzo, an elegnat typeface that was inspired by the work of architect Renzo Piano, who is famous for The Shard in London and the Centre Pompidou in Paris. [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 typeface 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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Lindsay Kneram

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

Lindsay Kramlich
[The Styled Script (or: Luna Paper Co)]

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Loren Klein

Denver, CO-based designer of the handcrafted all caps grunge (or stamp) typeface Loma (2020). [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.

In 2015, he created the condensed sans display typeface family Longitude (+Rounded, +Display, which includes an inline). iIn or just before 2017 he designed Lost Type Playing cards.

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

Maggie Devlin

Greeley, CO-based student-designer of the art deco typeface Consistent (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

MakeMedia Co
[Callie Hegstrom]

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

Typefaces from 2015: Boutique Script (brush script), Loveletter (brush script), Thriftshop Hand (Sans, Brush, Extras), Smitten (a great watercolor brush script), Lettersmith, Sweetgrass (curly script), Manhattan Darling (a gorgeous brush script).

Typefaces from 2016: Five Boroughs (brush font), Taco Tuesday, Brushfire (brush script), Melon Mojito (a great summery handcrafted font), Texas Toast, Bellissimo Brushed (a great brush script), Chopshop (free brush font), Cheers (curly script), Ink Bandits (sans and script pair), Blush (connected script).

Typefaces from 2017: Ciao Amore (a great layerable typeface family), Bloomsberry, Punchbowl, Cabana Kingpin, Bourbon & Buttermilk, Fresh Picked, Magnolia Merchant, Buttermilk Farmhouse, Millennial Script, Millennial Sans, Moonstruck (dry brush), Typeset.

Typefaces from 2018: Hey Bombshell, Thicket & Thatch (a rustic font trio, with plenty of ornaments), Portabella (SVG script), Portabella Serif, Love Potion (a boudoir script collection), Blush And Bloom, Among The Wildflowers.

Typefaces from 2019: La Paloma Script, Bushel And Peck (+Elements).

Typefaces from 2020: Fullbloom, Paperchaser (wild calligraphy), Cottonwood Market, Indigo Moon (a decorative serif).

Typefaces from 2022: Always & Forever, Cafe Americana, Celebrate, Grateful Heart, Honeysuckle Market, Moonflowers, Palmetto, Paper Tigers, Punchbowl, Secret Crush, Sequoia Sans, Smitten Script, Sunshine & Whiskey, Sunshine Society, TypeSet Trio. Wallflower, Wild at Heart. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mali Rezai

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

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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 typeface Diffraction (2013), which was a school project at RMCAD.

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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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matt Gainan

During his studies at the Art Institute of Colorado (Denver, CO), Matt Gainan created the all caps typeface Just Get Naked (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Matt Merino

Boulder, CO-based designer of Inland Empire (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Media Graphics International

Creators of the oriental simulation typeface 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

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Michael Figge

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

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Michell Laurence

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

Miranda Samon

Denver, CO-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Elle Trunks (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mitch Bolton

Colorado Springs, CO-based designer of the handcrafted typefaces Zee Zee (2016), Crash (2016, a comic book typeface) and Dark Blue Light (2016). His studio is called Lightly Illustrated. Creative Market link. Behance link. [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 typeface for the Gothic language"). Home page. Alternate link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


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 typeface 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 typefaces 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]  ⦿

Nadia Pedroza

Student in Greeley, CO, who designed the wonderful Broadway-style art deco typeface Zoenia in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nathan Leujin

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

Neil Mussett
[Mussett Letterworks]

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Nick A. Whitford
[Denver Broncos]

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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 typeface Zealot (2011).

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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]  ⦿

[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 typeface accompanies a set of four monolined sans titling typefaces called PictiFont Thin (2011).

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RaeAnne Torres

During her studies at Colorado State University, RaeAnne Torres (Broomfield, CO) designed Alphonse (2020), which is named after art nouveau artist Alphonse Mucha. The typeface itself is not art nouveau, though. [Google] [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 Pro (1994, Richard Lipton, Font Bureau) is based on Boguslav's designs.

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Rhonda Radcliff
[Fontitude (was: Digital Attitudes)]

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Richard Beatty

Richard Beatty (Colorado) died on May 14, 2018. He made beautiful fonts, often revivals and interpretations of old typefaces and calligraphic designs, and was influenced by Frederic Goudy. In the 1990s, he operated as Richard Beatty Designs, making over 500 typefaces. Most were only for private or corporate use. Richard's 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 typeface 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? Finally, Wanted is based on an ATF typeface, Fantail, that was already shown in 1889 by the Franklin Type Foundry.
  • 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.
  • Childs. After a design from 1893 by Hermann Ihlenburg.
  • Civilite
  • Cooper
  • Desdemona (1994, +Black): art nouveau
  • Doric
  • Doves Type (2006). After the famous Venetian typeface designed by Emery Walker and T.J. Cobden-Sanderson, 1900.
  • Duchy Blackletter, Duchy Initials (2002): A blackletter typeface based on a sketch by Ed Benguiat of Benton's Dutch Initials.
  • Elizabeth RB. After Frederic Goudy, 1900.
  • Elizabeth (1994, BeattyType): An all caps almost uncial face.
  • Fanny Mitchell, Fanny Mitchell Initials (2005).
  • GeneralMenou
  • Goodhue (2005).
  • Goudy Claremont (1993: based on Scripps College Old Style, 1941).
  • Goudy Italian Old Style (1992).
  • Goudy Mediaeval (1992).
  • Goudy Saks (1990: based on a typeface designed in 1934 by Goudy for Saks Fifth Avenue in New York).
  • Hermosa (1991). a Victorian typeface.
  • Kennerley Old Style (1986, after Goudy's 1911 design)
  • Jensen Eusebius, Jensen Eusebius New Style (1989). A Venetian typeface.
  • 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)
  • Recherché (1991). A curly Victorian typeface.
  • Rene Louis (1992)
  • Rolls Royce.
  • Spiral (1991). Revival of John F. Cumming's Victorian typeface.
  • Troyer
  • University Old Style. After Frederic Goudy, 1938.
  • Velda (2005, connected hand): the handwriting of Velda Burgess Will, classmate of the designer.
  • Wanted RB (1991). A western font.
  • 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 inspired display typeface Capstone (2012). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Rivet Designworks

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

Robert Persky
[Dino Feed]

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Robin Gates

Denver, CO-based designer of the architectural script font Urban Tribe (2017) and the handcrafted Fiala (2018). She operates as Robin Faye Gates Art. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sabrina Schleiger

Colorado-based designer of (mostly) handcrafted typefaces. Typefaces from 2018: Monster Rumpus (for children's books), Joyfully, Totes Adorbs, Sugarsweet, Rocket Science (for layering), Dragon Fruit, Mint Chip, Studmuffin, Rebel Rouser (beatnik style), Mister Moustache, Hello Wilderness, Magnolia Bloom.

Earlier typefaces: Wildly Sweet (2017), Mocha Latte (2017; + doodles dingbats), Pickleberry (2017), Wandering Heart (2017), Tilapia Sans (2017), Tilapia extra (2017: fish dingbats), SS Sarasota Pro (2017), Glorious Grace (2016), Lemonilla (2016), Papaya Sans (2016), SS Sweet Moonlight Sans (2016), Regular Buffalo (2016), Buffalo (2016), Skinny Buffalo (2016), Chunky Buffalo (2016), Moonlight Slab (2016), Barista Blues (2016), Vanilla Gelato (2016), Hello Fall (2016), MRF On The Edge Of Crazy (2016), MRF Blooming Petunia (2016), Let Freedom Ring (2016), Wildflower Caps (2016), Funky Fresh (2016), Springtime Blues Two (2016), Lemonberry Sans (2016), On The Edge of Crazy (2016), Pixeldust (2016), Silverplume (2016), Quirky And Authentic Hand Font (2015), Freckled Lemonade (2015), MRF Sweater Weather (2015), Raspberry Granola (2015), Hoodie & Sweatpants (2015), Hello Fall (2015), Oatmeal and Raisins (2015), Midnight Snacks (2015), Just Beautiful Simplicity (2015), Sabrina Hand (2015), Dance with Cinderella (2015, vampire script), Sunshine & Daisies (2015), Loaves & Fishes (2015), Upon The Water (2015), Let Robins Nest (2015), Freedom Ring (2015), Funky Fresh (2015), Living on Love (2015), Barefoot Blue Jean Night (2015), Jellies and Jams (2015), Fields of Wildflowers (2015), Brimstone (2015), Firefly (2015), Saltwater Taffy (2015), Chasing The Ice Cream Truck (2015), Blessings Through Raindrops (2015), Carrots and Cucumbers (2015), Colorado Glory (2015), Pink Lemonade (2015), Joy Unspeakable (2015), Frozen Berries (2015), Going to do great things (2015), Prissy & Dramatic (2015), Make me a Sandwich (2015), White Picket Fences (2015), Springtime Blues (2015), Bouquet of Dadelios (2015), Hashtags&Selfies (2015), Morning Cup of Joe (2015), Lazy Saturdays (2015), Farmers Market Fresh (2015), Rustic Charm (2015), Ripe Bananas (2015), Stealing Kisses In The Moonlight (2015), Lavender Sweet Orange (2015), My Wandering Heart (2015), Rocky Mountain Beauty (2015), Bunk Beds (2015), Blessed Assurance (2015), Springtime Blues (2015), Guppy (2014), Jake and Abby (2014), Leaning on Everlasting Arms (2014), Baxter and Layla (2014), Hungry Penguin (2014), Miss Monkey (2014), Monkeybutt (2014), Gimme Cheese (2014), Macy Roo (2014), Because He Lives (2014), Dill Pickles (2014), From Ashes to Beauty (2014), Kara Kaboodle (2014), Macy's Lemonade (2014), Mister Beek (2014), Stinkerpotomus (2014), What fish died (2014), Ice Cream Sandwich (2014), Dirty Wastebuckets (2014), Cherry Italian Soda (2014), One Man Wolfpack (2014), Jessica and Alex (2014), Karebear (2014).

For a while, she operated as Monkey Roodles Fonts. Old Creative Market link. Dafont link. Another Creative Market link. Latest Creative Market link. [Google] [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 typeface 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]  ⦿

Sara Buettmann

Denver, CO-based designer of the curly all caps typeface Monogram in 2017. Sara was raised in St. Louis, MO. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Nee
[Blissberry Design]

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Scott Ford Aneloski

Born in 1986 in Grand Junction, CP and educated in art&graphic design at Western State College of Colorado, Scott now works as a freelance designer in Wichita, KS.

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

Sean Herman

Denver, CO-based designer of the free hipster font Ohmega Sans (2015). Home page. [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 typeface 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 from Colorado (b. 1977) designed Shiftyhand (2001) at Devian Tart. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Simeon out West Foundry
[Brett T. Johnson]

Brett T. Johnson (b. Loveland, CO, 1972) runs Simeon out West Foundry in Englewood, CO. He sells fonts based on ideas from Byzantine, Ge'ez and old slavonic scripts, and Eastern Orthodox manuscripts. Brett Johnson was born in Loveland, CO, in 1972. The creations: Typewriter Olympia SM8 (2016, based on old Olympia SM and SF typewriters fromthe 50s and 60s), Radonezh (2016, old Slavonic simulation font family), 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 (Monotype), Andale Mono (Ascender). This 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 (Monotype), 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 Web Fonts that is metrically compatible with Arial. TeX support and further downloads on CTAN.
  • Ascender Sans Mono (2004-2008, Ascender). 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.
  • Ascender Sans (Ascender).
  • Ascender Serif (Ascender).
  • Ayita (2006, Ascender), a decorative sans family co-designed with Jim Ford.
  • Bertham Pro (2009, Ascender). Four styles including Open, after Goudy's Bertham.
  • Bierstdat (2021). A sans typeface that could replace Calibri later in 2021 as Microdoft's go-to font in Microsoft 365 apps.
  • Blueprint (1993).
  • Binner Gothic (Monotype).
  • Blueprint (Monotype).
  • Cambria (Ascender).
  • Carnero (2019, Monotype). Steve describes this sans family as a feisty hybrid of precise geometry and calligraphic flair.
  • Chicory (2006, Ascender). A calligraphic script face.
  • (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 (1995, Monotype). Done with Carl Crossgrove, based on wrought iron on chairs.
  • Dempster (2016, with Jim Ford at Ascender). The original iangular industrial design, by Jim Ford, goes back to 2010.
  • Droid Sans Mono Pro (Ascender), Droid Sans Pro (Ascender), Droid Serif Pro (Ascender). and Droid Sans Mono: 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): 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, Ascender): neo-grotesque sans. Endurance Pro Cond (Ascender).
  • Facade (Monotype).
  • Fineprint (Monotype). A design loosely based on his own penmanship ("on a good day"). Another Creative Alliance face.
  • Friar Pro (2009, Ascender): 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.
  • Futura Now (2020: a 107-style family by Steve Matteson, Terrance Weinzierl, Monotype Studio and Juan Villanueva, that includes variable fonts as well as subfamilies called Text, Display, Headline, Inline, Outline, Shadow and Script).
  • Georgia Pro (Ascender).
  • Gill Floriated Caps.
  • Goudy Fleurons (2010, Ascender).
  • Goudy Modern MT (Monotype).
  • Goudy Ornate (2002). Unsure if Matteson made this or Carl Crossgrove.
  • Kennerley. Based on Goudy's Kennerley family.
  • Kidprint (Monotype).
  • Kootenay (2006, Ascender), a sans family.
  • LeBeau (Ascender): a 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, Ascender): ordinary handwriting.
  • Massif (2006-2011, Monotype). Odd name, since Jean Joveneaux made a font called Massif in 1957. How can Monotype get away with a trademark for this is beyond me.
  • Mayberry (2008, Ascender): a 14-font sans family with extremely large x-height and strange proportions. Mayberry semibold is free. Mayberry Pro (Ascender).
  • McZee, a Microsoft symbols font.
  • Miramonte Pro (2006, Ascender). A geometric-meets-humanist sans after the typeface Marsuv Grotesk by Stanislav Marso at Grafotechna, 1960.
  • Open Sans (2010, Ascender). A free family by Steve Matteson. See also at Google Fonts. In 2021, he added the rounded companion, Open Sans Soft (20 styles).
  • Overpass and Overpass Mono (2011-2019), designed by Delve Withrington, Dave Bailey, and Thomas Jockin. A free open source sans font. The design of Overpass is an interpretation of the well-known Highway Gothic letterforms from the Standard Alphabets for Traffic Control Devices published by the U.S. Federal Highway Administration in 1948. It was created for Red Hat Inc. Dedicated web page. Link at Delve Fonts.
  • Newstyle. Based on Goudy's 1921 typeface, Newstyle. See also Newstyle (2018, Steve Matteson).
  • Pericles Pro (2005, Ascender): an Ascender typeface 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, Ascender),
  • Pescadero Pro: a serif face.
  • Rockwell Team (Ascender): an athletic lettering face.
  • Rebus Script (2009, Ascender): done with Terry Weinzierl.
  • Scooter Script (2009, Ascender): comic book style face.
  • Segoe Chess (Ascender), Segoe Mono (Ascender), Segoe TV (1997-2004, Ascender: done for MSNTV).
  • Tinos (2010). A free serif family at Google Fonts that is metrically compatible with Times New Roman. Download at CTAN, where one also finds TeX support maintained by Bob Tennent. Nerd Fonts patch.
  • Tipperary eText (2012-2013), Monotype.
  • Titanium Motors (2012, Monotype), Titanium (2006, Ascender): techno typefaces.
  • Truesdell (1994, Monotype): 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.
  • VAG Rounded Next (2018, Monotype). Developed under the direction of Steve Matteson, this revival of the 1979 classic corporate font of Volkswagen AG has new weights and adds support for Greek and Cyrillic. The MyFonts site co-lists Tom Grace as designer.
  • Verdorgia (2010): an ugly duckling.

Klingspor link. Fontspace link. View Steve Matteson's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Steven Parisi

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

Stiggy & Sands
[Jim Lyles]

Stiggy & Sands is the Arvada, CO-based type foundry of Brian "Stiggy" Bonislawsky and Jim "Sands" Lyles, est. 2013. Their first commercial typefaces, all jointly designed, are Sante Pro (2013, a tall upright connected script), Rum Raisin (2013, inspired by the lettering from a vintage Kellogg's Raisin Bran cereal box), Maiden Orange (2013), Luckiest Softie Pro (2013, a rounded comic book typeface that was inspired by hand-lettered vintage 1950s advertisement), Smokum Pro (2013, a Western typeface), Carioca Script Pro (2013, inspired by the lettering on the RCA Records Stereo Action Series in the 1960s), Uncial Antiqua Pro (2013), Spicy Rice Pro (2013: psychedelic or disco), Ultra Pro (2013: a Clarendon or wood style slab serif), Quintessential Pro (2013: calligraphic), Bruno Ace Pro (a techno/automoive font, followed in 2018 by Bruno Ace Pro Rounded), Aclonica Pro (2013), Special Elite Pro (grungy typewriter), Audiowide Pro (2013: organic techno face), Peralta Pro (2013: a bouncy cartoon font), Englebert (2013: inspired by the title screen of the 1930s film Der Blaue Engel starring Marlene Dietrich), McLaren Pro (2013: comic book style), Galindo (2013: a comic book typeface with square counters), Margarine Pro (2013), Righteous Pro (2013), Mouse Memoirs Pro (2013, cartoonish), Risque Pro (2013, funky style), Luckiest Guy Pro (a fat comic book font based on vintage 1950s ads), Original Surfer Pro (2013, an an offbeat sans serif font bursting at the seams with lively personality. Inspired by a vintage advertisement for the California Cliffs Caravan Park, this font exudes all of the fun of a summer vacation anytime of the year), and Marcellus Pro (a flared roman inscriptional typeface with both upper and lower case, originally published in 2012 by Astigmatic; CTAN page).

Typefaces from 2014: Purple Purse Pro (an offbeat didone based on a vintage Ivory Soap ad from the fifties).

Typefaces from 2015: Shojumaru (an oriental simulation font inspired by a movie poster for the 1957 film titled Sayonara, starring Marlon Brando), Sacramento (connected script), Bazaruto (a decorative set of typefaces inspired by wrought iron, Letters and Lettering by Carlyle and Oring, and didones), Maiden Orange Inline Pro.

Typefaces from 2016: Syncopate Pro (unicase), Kapture (a great romantic script), Stint Pro (slab serif spanning condensed to expanded widths), Grand Hotel Pro (upright connected script), Ribeye Pro, Shojumaru Pro (oriental style), Freckle Face Pro.

Typefaces from 2017: Dear Sans (rounded sans family), Glorious Song (a display serif typestyle that was inspired by the poster lettering for the 1948 movie Words and Music), Montez Pro.

Typefaces from 2018: Croft (a revival of Lewis Buddy III's ATF classic, Roycroft, 1912), Navarone (a Greek simulation font inspired by the titling sequence of the 1962 movie "The Guns of Navarone"), Distressed Telegraph (based on the typewriter font Large Elite Type No. 44), Gimbel Script (a tall monolinear upright vintage script), Bigelow Rules Pro (a beatnik font), Eagle Lake Pro, Husk (a digitization and extension of a film typeface called Maile by LetterGraphics), Boilermaker (a digitization and extension of a film typeface from LetterGraphics dubbed Flair G100), Eagle Lake (calligraphic), Bruno Ace.

Typefaces from 2019: Fascinate Pro (a soft-shelled art deco typeface), Artisinal (an art deco typeface that revives John W. Zimmerman's Cubist Bold from 1928). Modulate (a blocky modular typeface), Lorette (based on the film font Laurel from LetterGraphics), Quandor (based on the Lettergraphics film font Impacta), Magnate (a digitization of the film typeface Wilshire from LetterGraphics), Toastie (based on the film font Flair 312 by Lettergraphics), Latitude Sans (a heavy sans based on Lettergraphics' Free).

Typefaces from 2020: Bugleboy (this font family revives and expands the film font Wood Grotesk by LetterGraphics), Berkshire Pro (a plump display typeface), Mervale Script Pro (a brush script originally done in 2012 at astigmatic One Eye).

Typefaces from 2021: Huerto (a geometric angular sans), Pennyroyal Pro (an elephant feet font with irregular outlines), Pennyroyal (an elephant foot almost cutout font).

Typefaces from 2022: Pardner (a hand-painted spaghetti Western font).

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Stuart Mayhew
[Bathroom typography]

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Tabitha Babcock

Denver, CO-based designer of the experimental typeface Intent (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tatiana Barela

Denver, CO-based designer of Baskerunity (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

The Styled Script (or: Luna Paper Co)
[Lindsay Kramlich]

Luna Paper Co was founded by two sisters in 2015 out of Denver, CO. One of them, Lindsay Kramlich, designed some delicate and classy calligraphic typefaces. In 2018, she published Sangria Script, California Dreamer, Julietta, Somersette (script) and Adore Calligraphy.

Typefaces from 2019: Fiori, Canyonlands (wild calligraphy), Modern Bohemian (Sans, Script), Monterey Script (calligraphic). [Google] [MyFonts] [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]  ⦿

Tiara Flanagan Designs
[Tiara Rodriguez Flanagan]

Frederick, CO-based designer of the script typeface Creamy Ristretto (2018). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiara Rodriguez Flanagan
[Tiara Flanagan Designs]

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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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Tristan Bowersox

Colorado Springs, CO-based designer of the heavy poster typeface Laffy (2014), which is advertised as a children's book font. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

TypeCon 2015

TypeCon 2015 took place from August 12-16, 2015, at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. The theme is Condensed. Speakers include Dave Addey, Camila Afanador-Llach, Pouya Ahmadi, Joseph Alessio, David Ashley, Jan Ballard, Rob Barnes, Amir Berbić, Nancy Bernardo, Ivan Bettger, Scott Boms, Richard Brath, Jason Campbell, Meaghan Dee, Fahad A. Dhawi, John Downer, Rachel Elnar, Mark Fetkewicz, Lily Feinberg, Joe Galbreath, Victor Gaultney, Vicki Golden, Frank Grießhammer, Patrick Griffin, Paul Herrera, John Hudson, Paul D. Hunt, Richard Hunt, Akira Kobayashi, Alexandra Korolkova, Andrej Krátky, Mary Mashburn, Aoife Mooney, Shiva Nallaperumal, Julie Nauman-Mikulski, Meta Newhouse, Robb Ogle, Adam Osgood, Tom Parson, Max Phillips, Thomas Phinney, Stephen Rapp, Chad Reichert, Dan Rhatigan, Claudia Roeschmann, Steve Ross, Stuart Sandler, Rob Saunders, Rainer Erich Scheichelbauer, Georg Seifert, Paul Shaw, Nick Shinn, Radek Sidun, Stephen Simmerman, Mark Simonson, Gabriel Solomons, Miguel Sousa, Perrin Stamatis, Neil Summerour, Ben Truelove, Nikki Villagomez, and Jason Wedekind. The keynote speaker is Marian Bantjes.

Shiva Nallaperumal is named winner of the 2015 Catalyst Award.

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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.

The site is also associated with Typefreak. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface Mila in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

William Scott McConnell
[Rivet Designworks]

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[Gerry Chapleski]

Gerry Chapleski (b. Bahamas, 1957) used to make fonts under the names Gerry Chapleski Design and Editable Graphics. His foundry is now called Words++Pictures, and is located in Broomfield, CO. He specializes in grungy modifications of well-known styles.

MyFonts sells these typefaces: Alien, Andalusia, Ave Maria, Babino, Babushka (2001), Bastante, Basterg, Blogger, Bodacious, Cabra, Chefic, Chiva, Circuit, Classico, Coalities, Cobrag, Conduct, Constitution, Cordoba, Crate, Curse, Decon, Domo, Dupe, Flash, Flute, Function, Geek, Geo, Geomed, Gross, Grotto, Gus, Highway, Hippie, Houdini, Ingots, Jose, Kinko, Kunkeltown (a stencil font), Kutztown, Leubner (2002), Lifer, Limbo, Liturgy, Marta, Mencilbold, Minsk (2001, like Babushka, a gorgeous Cyrillic imitation font), Moda, Muchobastante, Mypure, Obelika, Onesystem, Preacher, Prodigy, Qwerty, Random, Readme, Rescue, Seviche, Shrek, Sign, Spam, Spike, Student, Sweat, Topogigio (2002), Totti, Version2, Vindex, Vivacious, Zocrab.

View Gerry Chapleski's typefaces. Klingspor link.

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).

Fonts not listed above: Bank, Blanco, Blip, Bodega, Boot, Caslost, Deconstruct, Dente, Lagrima, Life, Liquor, Recog, Stenciloni, Tainted, Verve. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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 typeface The Grid (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿