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Denver, CO-based designer of the rustic hand-crafted typefaces Sweet Revenge (2017), Sticks + Stones (2017), Back2School (2017), Moonwalk (2017) and Break Up Letter (2017, marker pen font). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
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:
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] ⦿
Badson Studio is a type foundry in Denver, CO, run by Kyle Read. 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. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:
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).
Brett T. Johnson
Cecilia Ann Harris
Change The Thought
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).
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 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.
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).
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.
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).
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:
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).
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 (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 (and before that, Colorado Springs), CO-based designer of the wavy typeface Bleach (2016), the hand-crafted Connor (2016), Daisy Chain (2020) and Sunnyvale (2019), and the wedge serif titling typeface Armada (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Fontitude (was: Digital Attitudes)
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.
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] ⦿
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. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
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] ⦿
Denver, CO-based designer of the commercial hand-crafted typefaces Front Porch (2017), Glossy Script (2015, calligraphic), Minty (2015), Daisy Dog (2015) and Enchanted (2014). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
James M. Harris
Denver, CO-based designer of the renaissance typeface Mirandola (2012).
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).
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].
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] ⦿
Letters by Wordsworth
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] ⦿
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.
Aka Callie Rian. Littleton and Denver, Colorado-based designer who created the curly typeface Veronia (2014, with Cindy Kinash), the hand-crafted 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 hand-crafted 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.
Fort Collins, CO-based graphic designer who created the floriated caps typeface Lush (2012).
Littleton, CO-based designer of the pointy display typeface Diffraction (2013), which was a school project at RMCAD.
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Denver, CO-based creator (b. 1991) of the free hand-printed typeface Figge Hand Style (2012).
Colorado Springs, CO-based designer of the hand-crafted 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 (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] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Nick A. Whitford
Nick Wagner (Nick Wagner Design, Denver, CO) created the experimental typeface Cake Type (2012) and the organic sans typeface Zealot (2011).
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] ⦿
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).
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] ⦿
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 (1994, Richard Lipton, Font Bureau) is based on Boguslav's designs.
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:
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] ⦿
Colorado-based designer of (mostly) hand-crafted 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).
Samuel John Ross
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] ⦿
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.
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.
Simeon out West Foundry
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
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 (or: House of TypoTaboo)
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] ⦿
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).
Stiggy & Sands
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 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).
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)
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.
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
Boulder, CO-based creator of a typographic poster for the cyclo-cross world championships in Louisville, KY, in 2013.
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.
Voltage Ltd (or: Typefreak)
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.
Webster&Wallace Creative Agency
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
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.
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).