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414 General Store
Courtney Burroughs and Alex Liebold (Savannah, GA) run 414 General Store. Their typefaces include Elise (2014, layered decorative caps) and Monster Party (2015, decorative caps). [Google]
Creator of Treeline (2013, an alchemic typeface), which was designed during her studies at the University of Georgia in 2013. In 2017, at FontStruct, she published the free techno typeface Pooling duting her studies at Southern Illinois Unversity in Carbondale, IL. FontStruct link. Behance link. [Google]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, who created the sans display typeface Buffalo Rock (2010). [Google]
Adriana Ozawa Rodrigues
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Adriana Ozawa Rodrigues designed the hipster typeface Ladybug (2015). [Google]
[Kwesi A. Amuti]
Located in Powder Springs, GA, AKOFAType has published the following dingbats with symbology from Ghana: Adinkra Calabash, Adinkra FineFine, Adinkra WantaWanta (2007). The designer is Kwesi A. Amuti (b. East Lansing, MI, 1974). He is working on Steady Rockin (a display face) and Fat Head. In 2013, he published Ehmbeecee, a typeface with frames. In 2014, he made the elliptical sans typeface Cabeza Grossa and the snowflake typeface Flurry.
Creative Market link. Typedia link. Klingspor link. [Google]
During her studies in Atlanta, GA, Alanna Revear created the modular typeface Scoreboard (2014). [Google]
During his studies in Savannah, GA, Alberto Santana created the display typeface Mima Grotesk (2014). [Google]
Alcir Heidemann designed the free outlined and bilined typeface Athena during his studies in Savannah, GA, in 2015. [Google]
During her studies in Atlanta, GA, Alessandra Rabellino designed the inline typeface Degraves (2017). [Google]
For a course at SCAD (Savannah College of Art and Design, GA), Alex Lang designed the modular typeface Pentagram (2013).
Dafont link. [Google]
Alexandra Clotfelter is currently attending Savannah College of Art&Design in Savannah, Georgia. She created the typographic poster Occupy Wall Street (2011). Home page. [Google]
As a student at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, Alexandre Funaro drew the decorative Magical Girl Alphabet (2016). [Google]
Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA, whose typeface Vixens (2013) is presented as a fashion typeface. It has the modularity of a FontStruct font. [Google]
Together with Remy Chard, Alice Glenane (Gold Coast, Australia) created the experimental typeface Shadow Line (2013) which was inspired by the architecture of The Queensland Museum. [Google]
Architect and graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. Amberlee created Josephine (2011, headline caps). She also created some fashionable calligraphic headline posters against child labor in 2011, based on Alejandro Paul's Poem Script.
Behance link. [Google]
Senior designer at Dalla Mente Design in Atlanta, GA, who created Big Breakfast Font in 2013 (free at iFontMaker). Facebook link. [Google]
During her studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Amy Wallace created the hipster typeface Frank (2015). [Google]
Ana Luisa Rumbos Guerra
Ana Luisa Rumbos Guerra is from Caracas, Venezuela. During her architecture studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA (class of 2018), she created the vernacular typeface Parsons13 (2013). Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed this caps typeface (2006) for a school project. [Google]
Student at Savannah College of Art and Design, majoring in Graphic Design. Creator of a nice typographic art deco poster in 2010. [Google]
Andrew R. Makely
Interface designer from Lawrenceville, GA, who graduated from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and who created the experimental typefaces AMBubbla, HalfTonBleenUpper. [Google]
At SCAD in Savannah, GA, Andrew Wagenhals created the prismatic typeface Wagenhalia in 2015. Behance link. [Google]
During his studies in Atlanta, Anthony Crisa designed the handcrafted typeface Shut Up (2017). [Google]
Marietta, GA-based designer of Loko Type (2013), a distressed steampunk caps typeface. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the prismatic typeface Saxofon (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Born and raised in Mexico City, Armin Vit is a graphic designer and writer now living in Austin, Texas. He is co-founder of UnderConsideration and its myriad sites. His last employment position was at Pentagram. He now runs UnderConsideration's Department of Design. With his partner, Bryony, he has co-authored the books Women of Design and Graphic Design Referenced. Designer of the futuristic fonts Modular (2001) and Tirkovet, and of Stress (letters obtained without lifting the pen). He attended the School of Graphic Design at Anahuac University in Mexico City and taught typeface design at the Portfolio Center, marchFIRST, Atlanta, GA. Home page. After Atlanta, he moved on to Chicago, and later to Austin. At TypeCon 2003, he told this dream about Hrant Papazian, I quote: I dreamt that Hrant came to my house, the weird thing is that it was his typophile picture only (since that is as far as I know what Hrant looks like). So he came in, and went "Number Two" in my bathroom without flushing, after that, he headed out to the kitchen to hang out and stuff. So I go into my bathroom and see these unflushed turds in my toilet. I go up to Hrant and say "Excuse me, Hrant, you left your turds in my toilet." His response involved handing me a plunger and adding "This should fix it." And that was it. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the tall display typeface Grace (2015). [Google]
For a school project at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2013, Ashlyn Hicks created the experimental typeface Wedge. [Google]
"TrueType "Athenian" is part of GreekKeys, the Macintosh/Windows font + keyboard package designed by George B. Walsh and Jeffrey Rusten, and owned by the American Philological Association. The font contains all common ancient Greek (polytonic) accents and symbols; it is to be used on Macintosh and Windows (3.1 or 95) for READING Classical Greek with Perseus (on the Web page or the CD version) and in other publicly available ancient Greek texts." This font is free. Walsh died, but Jeffrey Rusten was at Emory University, Atlanta, and is now at Cornell University. See also here. Alternate site. Mac and PC. Mac version. Another Mac version. IMPORTANT NOTE: The font was withdrawn by Jeffrey Rusten, so PLEASE do not bother him. The present link still has the font, but Rusten asked me to ask you not to use the font. [Google]
Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet
The Atlanta Friends of the Alphabet is a collection of calligraphers, typographers and people who love the alphabet. [Google]
Snellville, Atlanta, GA-based designer (b. 1977) of the playful fonts Austie Bost Dreamboat (2015), Austie Bost There For You (2015), Austie Bost Envelopes Print (2014), Austie Bost Take A Chance (2014), Austie Bost Lifted Up (2014), Austie Bost Arrow Mania (2014, arrows), Austie Bost Envelopes (2014), Austie Bost Versailles (2014: thin curly script), Austie Bost Chunky Description (2014), Austie Bost Descriptions (2014), Austie Bost Wibbly (2014: a great curly poster typeface), Austie Bost Somersaults (2014), Austie Bost Cartwheels, Austie Bost Roman Holiday Sketch (2014), Austie Bost Matamata (2014), Austie Bost Serifina (2013, a curly script), Austie Bost Happy Holly (2013), Austie Bost Bumblebee (2013), Austie Bost Toy Chest (2013), Austie Bost All My Love (2013), Bost Chunkilicious (2013), Austie Bost in Wonderland (2013), Austie Bost You Wear Flowers (2013), Austie Bost Rest of Our Lives (2013, penmanship font), Austie Bost Simple Simon (2013, a curly face), Austie Bost Dust Into Diamonds (2013), Austie Bost Small World (2013), Austie Bost High Altitudes (2013), Austie Bost Marketplace (2013), Austie Bost Starlit Beach (2013), Austie Bost Cherry Cola (2013), Austie Bost Hooked on a Feeling (2013), Austie Bost in a Rush (2013), Austie Bost Blueberry Muffins (2013), Austie Bost Kitten Klub (2013), Austie Bost Mud Pies (2013, a connect-the-dots typeface), and Austie Bost Crazy Days (2012) and of the dingbat typeface Austie Bost Christmas Doodles (2012).
Home page. Dafont link. [Google]
Barry Roseman is a graduate of Occidental College and Art Center College of Design. He earned a Masters Degree in Graphic Design from Yale University and studied at the School of Design in Basel, Switzerland. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Atlanta College of Art. He spoke at ATypI 2005 in Helsinki on The design innovations and typographic beauty of transportation timetables. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based creator (b. 1992) of Futura Handwritten (2013), designed for use in web comics. Other fonts from 2013 include the hand-drawn typefaces Libby Hand and HelvetiHand. In 2015, he made Drunken Serif.
Dafont link. [Google]
Black Dog Studios
Donnie Lee (Dalton, GA) made Nirvana Roman in 1994, a font in the style of Exocet. See also here and here. [Google]
Born in Georgia in 1995, Brandon Sweeney created Woah That's Bold (2013) and Brandon's Handwriting (2013). Tumblr link. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based desigfner of Deliq (2014), a fat typeface inspired by Stilla (1973, François Boltana). [Google]
During his studies in Savannah, GA, Brett Sherman designed the sturdy web serif typeface Industrial Type (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Raised in Atlanta, Brian earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees from MICA in Baltimore, MD. He currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. He is an alumnus of Milton Glaser's Summer Program and a founding member of The Children's Publishing Design Forum. A designer, artist and illustrator recognized by many awards, Brian designed these art-historical typefaces in 2014:
- Dada Tank: A condensed, rounded display typeface with a curious combination of thick and thin strokes designed. The alphabet was extrapolated from the title lettering on Dragan Aleksic's International Dada review (1922).
- Irradiador: The heavy rectangle almost constructivist alphabets were extrapolated from the title lettering of Fermín Revueltas's 1923 journal which was a major early voice for the Mexican avant-garde movement called Estridentismo. It features two full alphabets of uppercase characters and common accents with eighteen ligatures between them.
- Say So: Created in response to Robert Rauschenberg's This is a portrait of Iris Clert if I say so. It features full sets of uppercase and lowercase characters, numbers, punctuation, and symbols. All of the characters are a portrait of Iris Clert.
In 2018, Brian LaRossa and Erica Carras co-designed the Bauhaus typeface Staatliches. The alphabet revives and extends Herbert Bayer's title lettering on the cover of the first Bauhaus exhibition catalogue from 1923. It features full sets of capitals, numbers, punctuation, and symbols, in addition to alternate widths, discretionary ligatures, and common Latin accents. Staatliches is free at Google Fonts. [Google]
[Nerfect Type Laboratories]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Bruna Michelon designed the polytopal typeface Gems (2016). [Google]
Carmen Rodriguez Lo
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Carmen Rodriguez Lo created the squarish typeface Celsus (2016). [Google]
During her studies at the University of Georgia, Athens, GA-based Caroline Iverson designed the pixelish typeface Pleasantries (2017). Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of Motor City (2012), a rounded automotive signage typeface that recalls the era of the car manufacturers in Detroit. This typeface was created during his graphic design studies. [Google]
Medium-sized archive. It is run by Greg Wolkins, who designed the handwriting font Damali. Based in Carrollton, GA. [Google]
[Charles Scott Creative]
Charles Scott Creative
Thomasville, GA-based designer of the free Hebrew Emulation font Jawbone (2021). [Google]
Charles Woolbright (aka Razorwing) is the designer from South Georgia of Espruar Third Edition (2003), which was used in "Wizards of the Coast's Forgotten Realms". [Google]
Charlotte Croy Hudson
Savannah, GA-based designer of the Alobar typeface (2014). [Google]
Student at Savannah College of Art and Design, 2008-2012. Creator of the signage typeface One Shot Script (2012). [Google]
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Chloe Ayoub created the dot matrix typeface Toutou (2015). Behance link. [Google]
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Chloe Konnor created the geometric display typeface Baffled (2015). [Google]
Chong Myung Jeong
At Georgia State University, Swuwanee, GA-based Chong Myung Jeong designed the FontStruct font Hencoop in 2017. [Google]
During his studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Chrius Turpen designed the elegant rhombic rune simulation typeface Snorri (2014). It is based on Icelandic and Nordic manuscripts and carvings. [Google]
During his studies at Anderson University, Christian Crocker (Cartersville, GA) designed the custom typeface Macassar (2015) for Taylor Guitars. [Google]
Student from Atlanta, GA, who made a great Clarendon poster to advertise a talk in February 2010 in Atlanta, GA. She wrote in 2010: I was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the Atlanta, GA when I was 18. I attended Georgia Perimeter College for an Associate Degree in Fine Arts. Then I transferred to Savannah College of Arts and Design to study Graphic Design. I am currently a senior in SCAD, and will be graduating in May . [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA. Creator of the modular typeface Hybrid (2012) and the cursive typeface Marilou (2013, a school project at SCAD).
Behance link. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of Stitches (2017) and Tailored (2017). Creative Market link. [Google]
[Might Could Studios]
Illustrator and writer working out of Atlanta, where she runs Might Could Studios. Her typefaces include Might Could Marker (2017), Might Could Pen (2016), Might Could Pencil (2016), Might Could Sans (2016, handcrafted) and Might Could Script (2016, a monoline script, perhaps for children's books). Creative Market link. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the pixel typeface Soak Mono (2015) and the related font Soak Outline (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of this brush face (2005). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed the Amelia-style rounded typeface Orb Sans (2006) for a school project. [Google]
During her studies at SCAD, Atlanta, GA-based Clarke Davis created the circle-based display typeface Roly Poly (2015). Behance link. [Google]
[Zone38 (or: Codeman38)]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the hipster typeface Fathom (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Context Foundry is run by Alex Liebold out of Savannah, GA. Alex Liebold's typefaces include:
- Monster Party (2007). Monster-themed caps.
- Cougher (2008-2010). A grotesque based on the lettering of Edward McKnight Kauffer and vintage travel posters
- Fresh Produce (2008). A hand-painted signage typeface by Greg Christman.
- Ghoulies (2008). A ghost-themed all-caps alphabet, drawn by Greg Christman.
- Montreal (2008). A fat counterless typeface by Jenna Holcombe.
- Eric Schwartzwelder drew Chiropractor (2008), a bold mechanical face, and the display typeface Jayhawker (2014).
- Elise (2014). A layered flourished all caps typeface.
He also runs 414 General Store with Courtney Burroughs. [Google]
Corey James Koberna
Graphic design graduate from Savannah College of Art and Design. He is currently located in Portland, OR.
Corey created the thin geometric sans typeface Cosmic Designer Pro (2012). [Google]
[414 General Store]
Courtnie Dani Fore
Graphic designer and illustrator in Marietta, GA. In 2014, House Industries and Courtnie Dani Fore introduced the gory blood splatter typeface Killer Blood Type, which was inspired by the Dexter Morgan persona and his psychopathic alter ego. House Industries link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed Classic Soul (2006) for a school project. [Google]
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Dawn Sutton (b. Damascus, MD) created the plumpish typeface Blobfish (2014). [Google]
Design Float Blog
From Atlanta, GA, a design blog by Andrew Egenes. It has a subpage on typography. [Google]
At the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Dipali Bajaj created the thin symmetry-themed sans typeface Twins (2016). [Google]
[Black Dog Studios]
Dorothy Northcutt Gray
Atlanta-based graphic designer. Creator of Primitive Scratch (2003, a graffiti font) and Twenties (2003). She calls herself Ann Northcutt Gray on Typophile. Download Primitive Scratch here (strangely, its font name inside is NewWGL4Font). [Google]
Dyslexica Font Foundry
Type foundry in Covington, GA, est. 2013. The goals of the foundry are to provide quality fonts and to develop dyslexic friendly font families and variations.
Fonts from 2013 include Perkly (a rounded geometric stackable sans family).
In 2016, Robert published Prolexia. [Google]
The Eccentrifuge Blackletter Directory aims to be an exhaustive online reference for all commercially available blackletter fonts (but he only deals with commercial type). Run by John Butler of North Carolina (he was in Atlanta, GA). John Butler designed the Butler Antiqua family (2002) in the style of Ruzicka and Dwiggins. Eccentrifuge assists type designers in navigating and managing the complexity of OpenType feature programming, Euro conversion, character encoding and Unicode, Python scripting, bitmap embedding, and to a certain extent, internationalization. It also specializes in developing connected OpenType font designs at a level of fluidity previously unavailable, allowing your designs to achieve a true handwritten look. Jobs include Emigre's Mrs. Eaves OpenType, an OpenType version of Erik Van Blokland's Kosmik, and Barchowsky Fluent Hand OpenType. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed this lemonade stand typeface (2006) for a school project. [Google]
During his studies, Atlanta, GA-based Elliot Cohen designed the squarish typeface Manhattan (2016). [Google]
Emely Rodriguez (Savannah, GA) created the hand-printed poster typeface Simple Font (2014, free). She studied at SCAD. Behance link. [Google]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, whose company is called Curly Maple Creative. Creator of an eye-pleasing typographic poster called Rosebud Forks (2012). [Google]
[Emily Lime Design]
BFA student in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Creator of the free typeface Anderson (2012), a semi-hexagonal creature. [Google]
Emily Kurek is an art director and lettering artist based in Atlanta, Georgia. Her lettering work has been featured in publications such as Adweek and The One Club. At Type Cooper 2020, she designed Balsa, which is inspired by old-fashioned wood type. [Google]
Emily Lime Design
Emily Conners (Emily Lime Design, Greenville, SC) has a BS in Biology from the University of South Carolina. Based in Atlanta, GA, she specializes in capricious scripts. Her typefaces include:
Old home page. Some fonts or subsets of fonts can be had for free at Fontspace and Dafont.
MyFonts interview in June 2012, with this introductory paragraph: We've seen a few meteoric careers on MyFonts before, but the dazzling feats accomplished by the one-woman foundry called Emily Lime has left us seriously in awe. Based in Greenville, SC, this brand new font company managed to score one best-seller after another these past six months. The energetic Southern Belle in charge of the operation has made fonts in a range of styles, but capricious scripts are what she does best. Her peacefully named Bombshell Pro is at the top of our Hot New Fonts list as we speak. And while her alphabets are nonchalant and untamed, the underlying font technology is smart and nifty. Meet Emily Conners, a newcomer with a punch. [Google]
Freelance illustrator in Savannah, GA. She created the award-winning typographic poster Milagres in 2011.
Behance link. [Google]
Macon, GA-based designer of Bones (2017). [Google]
Eric drew Chiropractor (2008, Context Foundry, Savannah, GA), a bold mechanical face. He made the utilitarian all caps sans typeface Potomac in 2013, and the display typeface Jayhawker in 2014, which were published by Context. [Google]
Erin Armstrong (Atlanta, GA) created the Sci-fi Fantasy Alphabet (2011, all caps). [Google]
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, eri Song created the appropriately named thin brush script typeface Fairy Tale (2015). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the artistic keyhole font Quorra (2015) during her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. [Google]
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Folami Jolicoeur designed the thin sans stencil typeface Blank Space (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Designer of the rounded poster typeface Dandy Warhols, which was created while Gabriel was in the design program at Portfolio Center, Atlanta. Gabriel lives in Decatur, GA. Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Macon, GA. Creator of the handcrafted typeface Querido papai Noel (2015). [Google]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, who created the techno typeface DAF Left (2014). [Google]
Sign painter and gilder now located in Blue Ridge, GA. He made the Victorian signage font families Tyler (2003, inspired by a typeface by E.L. Brown from the late 1800's), Palmer, Brien (2003, inspired by the Clive Barker "Imajica" book cover by lettering artist Iskra Johnson), and Dixie at Letterhead. Tyler was inspired by E.L. Brown who taught penmanship and engrossing in the late 1800's.
At SignDNA, he published the script typeface Monika.
At Carmel Type Co in 2015, he published the decorative Victorian typefaces Calliope [not to be confused with the 2005 font MVB Calliope], Bronwyn, and Vintage Design Elements in 2015.
Letterhead had this bio: Gary Godby's career as a sign artist has spanned nearly 28 years. He has worked in commercial sign shops in Virginia and Florida. While in Florida he spent thirteen years at Disney's in-house sign shop. In 1995 he returned to his native Virginia to work for Graphic Services, Inc., a large commercial shop in Manassas. Graphic Services is a full service sign and display company that primarily works for builders and developers. The shop employs 42 people with Gary's primary role as designer. "When you're designing," Gary says, "you see a project go from concept to reality, and I get alot of gratification out of that."
Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google]
Genetic ICG is an Athens, GA-based interactive, design, and advertising agency, which was started by Neil Summerour in 2002. [Google]
Ginny has a degree in history from Yale (1998). During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, Ginny Nicholson created the connected cursive typeface Emma (2014). [Google]
Brazilian designer. During his studies in Savannah, GA, Gleisson Cipriano created Disguise sans (2014).
Behance link. Dafont link. [Google]
During his studies in Savannah, GA, Gonzalo Gelso created the art deco typeface Gallante (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Hiawassee, GA-based designer of the script typeface package Botanical Bliss (2017) which consists of Chasing The Sun, Chasing Skies and Chasing Rays. Creative Market link. [Google]
Greg drew Ghoulies (2008, Context Foundry, Savannah, GA), a ghost-themed all-caps alphabet. He also made Fresh Produce (2008), a hand-painted signage face. [Google]
Gregory Thye II
Atlanta, GA-based creator of an oriental simulation logotype for a fictional upscale Japanese restaurant, Little Moon (2012). Alternate URL. [Google]
[Haynie Design Co]
Located in Atlanta, GA, Hannah Barganier created the ornamental typeface Crop in 2013. Behance link. [Google]
Haynie Design Co
Atlanta, GA-based designer of Service Station (2017, a free auto repair shop font), the dry brush all caps display typeface Wildwood (2017) and the architectural typeface Grifter (2017).
Typefaces from 2018: Rust & Nails (weathered vintage style). [Google]
During her studies, Atlanta, GA-based Iliana Taylor designed the rounded display typeface Son of Irwin (2017). [Google]
Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)
Insigne Type Design Studio (est. 2006) is run by Jeremy Dooley, b. Columbia, SC, 1981, who received a masters in graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. He lived in Atlanta, GA, and is now in Knoxville, TN. From 2004 until 2006, he ran Dooley Type in Greenville, SC. Behance link. Klingspor link. Font squirrel link. Creative Market link. MyFonts interview. His fonts:
- 44th President (2009, based on Obama's handwriting).
- Aberlyth (2006). An informal script face.
- Ainslie (2014), Ainslie Slab (2014), Ainslie Sans (2014) and Ainslie Contrast (2020: a 42-style sans).
- Antigen (2007) is futuristic.
- Arendahl (2007) is a connected but irregular handwriting font.
- Ashemore (2012). Production assistance for Ashemore was provided by Lucas Azevedo and Marcelo Magalhaes. Followed by Ashemore Softened (2012).
- Avaloc (2006) is an expanded sans.
- The Aviano superfamily. Aviano Wedge (2012), Aviano Slab (2007), Aviano Serif (2008), 2009 Aviano Didone (2009), Aviano Flare (2010), Aviano Sans (2010), Aviano Future (2011), Aviano Contrast (2012), Aviano Gothic (2013), Aviano Sans Layers (2013), Aviano Copper (2018), Aviano Didone (2019). Aviano Titling (2007) is inspired by Trajan. Aviano Silk (2015) is a bilined decorative titling typeface. Aviano Royale followed in 2016.
- Barcis (2013). An organic sans family.
- Beastias (2006). An informal script face.
- Belda (2017). An elegant serif family of fonts that grew from the ancient roman capital. Followed by the 54-style Belda Didone (2020). A 54-style didone family without ball terminals.
- Biortec (2004).
- Biscuit Boodle (2008) is a fun and crazy script from Portland Studios illustrator Justin Gerard. Biscuit Boodle Ornaments (2009, dingbats).
- Blue Goblet (2005) is a Treefrog-style script developed for the pending illustrated childrens book from Portland Studios, The Blue Goblet. It was co-designed by Cory Godbey of Portland Studios and Jeremy Dooley. In 2011, Cory Godbey added Blue Goblet Christmas Ornaments.
- Boncaire Titling (2012) was iInspired by the type elements of 17th century map of Curacao made by Dutch cartographer Gerard Van Keulen.
- Brigette (2007) is an ink-splattered calligraphic script.
- Cabrito (2013). A typeface for children's books. Followed by Cabrito Inverto (2014) for reversed stroke stress---some of its heavier styles have a Western appearance. In 2014, Cabrito Sans was added to the set. Cabrito Semi followed in 2015, the playful Cabrito Didone in 2016, Cabrito Contrast in 2018, and Cabrito Flare and Cabrito Serif in 2019.
- Carta Marina is a family of medieval map text typefaces and dingbats (2007).
- Cartes (2020). A charming 54-style family with chancery ascenders, and a roaring twenties handcrafted appeal.
- Cavole Slab (2011).
- Celari Titling (2014).
- Chatype is a geometric slab serif typeface family designed in 2012 for the city of Chattanooga, TN, by Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley.
- Chennai and Chennai Rounded (2007) are playful display sans typefaces. Chennai Slab (2009).
- Chypre (2017). A techno sans family.
- Civane (2017). A flared inscriptional typeface family.
- Coegit (2012). A sans family that offers Compressed, Compact and Condensed subsets.
- Cohort (2010, elliptical sans).
- Coupe (2003).
- Dever (2015) is a 107-style family of rough and weathered letterpress typefaces with industrial octagonal skeletons.
- Dienstag (2008, 8 styles).
- Daito (2018). A welcoming soft slab serif typeface family.
- Donnerstag (2010, extended slab serif).
- Dulcian (2017). A bright open sans family.
- Eigerdals (2010, rounded sans family).
- Enocenta (2013). A penmanship typeface family done with Cecilia Marina Pezoa.
- Enzia (2009, an elegant sans family).
- Evalfey (2021). Formal calligraphic.
- Fizgiger (2006). An informal script face.
- Florencia (2007) is a vintage script.
- Foverdis (2010, a calligraphic family that includes a hairline).
- Gineso (2016). A set of 48 slightly condensded and squarish headline typefaces. Followed by Gineso Titling (2016) and Gineso Soft (2018).
- Grayfel (2015). A 42-style sans typeface family characterized by flush horizontal or vertical terminal endings.
- Grenale (2013). A flashy in-your-face didone family from Thin to Heavy. Grenale #2 (2013) is a curvy sans that is almost a monoline. In 2015, Dooley launched Grenale Slab.
- Haboro (2016). A 54-font strong didone family with wedge serifs replacing the standard rectangular ones. It has no ball terminals. Followed by Haboro Slab (2016), Haboro Soft (2016), Haboro Serif (2016), Haboro Sans (2016), Haboro Contrast (2017), and Haboro Slab Soft (2020).
- Honeydrop (2017). A brush script.
- Insigne Abstractions (2007) and Insigne Fleurons (2008) are dingbats.
- Jon Cary (2004, the handwriting of John Kerry).
- Kairengu (2007) is a comic book family.
- Kasuga (2008) and Kasuga Brush (2009) are fresh new scripts with oriental undertones.
- Kidela (2007) is a sassy scrapbook family. Kidela Sketch (2009).
- Kochi (2015). A 54-font rounded organic sans typeface family.
- Le Havre (2008) is a gorgeous 8-style geometric art deco sans with tall ascenders. In 2010, the Le Havre Sketch family was added. We also have Le Havre Rough (2014, a bit of letterpress feel thrown in), Le Havre Rounded (2009), Le Havre Titling (2012), Le Havre Layers, Le Havre Hand (2015) and Le Havre Width (2017).
- Look (2015). In Sans, Script, and Serif subfamilies, this super-collection blends a bit of vernacular signage with weathered letterpress.
- Lorelei (2007, Insigne) is a bouncy script family.
- Lourdes (2007) is an informal script.
- Madeleine (2007) is a basic handwriting face.
- Madurai (2012). A simple monoline sans superfamily. Madurai Slab (2013) has 54 styles.
- Mahalia (2008) is a retro script.
- Majidah and Majidah Potens (2006) are medieval scripts.
- Mandrel (2017). A typeface with sharp serifs. Followed by Mandrel Didone (2021: a 54-style didone).
- Marintas (2012).
- Maris (2015). A curly script.
- Massif (2008) is an aggressive sans family.
- Metairie (2018). A connected high-contrast script.
- Mirantz (2019). A 54-style text typeface family.
- Mittwoch (2009, organic serif).
- Montag (2007) is a casual rounded sans family in six styles.
- Mr Darcy (2015). A Tuscan all-caps typeface.
- Mynaruse Flare (2018). An update of Mynaruse (2010), which is a roman inscriptional titling family---it is characterized by skinny flared serifs.
- Nanumunga (2007) is a comic book style face.
- Natalya (2007) is a connected calligraphic script. Natalya Monoline (2007). Natalya Swashes (2009, calligraphic).
- Newcomen (2008) is a 4-style roman titling face.
- Obline (2004, sans).
- Oita (2014). An octagonal typeface family.
- Olidia (2008) is calligraphic.
- Orewelia (2004, grunge face).
- Pauline Didone (2011, a curly didone family). Pauline Script (2008) is a monolinear retro script.
- Pershal (2021). A 54-style family, described as an oddball sans.
- Plathorn (2014). Inspired by the Wild West, this generous typeface family uses flaring in a thousand ways to recreate the feel of that era.
- Promethian (2005, futuristic).
- Quarca (2013). A 36-font sans family with a sturdy rounded square look.
- Quatie (2013). A curvaceous family: Quatie draws much of its inspiration from the industrial brawn of the railroad and the unique characteristics of Cherokee letterforms, giving it an atypical form not usually found in an industrial slab (accring to Dooley).
- Questal (2007) is a unicase serif face.
- Qurillian (2006, legible sans).
- Radona (2021). A 54-style geometric sans described as the typeface version of Synthwave.
- Ranelte (2016). A condensed sans series with techno or DIN appeal. The textured versions are collected in Ranelte Deco (2017).
- RendtPhysic (2006).
- Ript Cure (2005).
- Sabler Titling (2016). An all caps typeface family with tapered flared strokes.
- Sancoale (2011, an organic sans family, from Thin to Black). Sancoale Narrow (2011). Sancoale Softened (2012). Sancoale Slab (2012). Sancoale Slab Soft (2013), Sancoale Gothic (2022: 48 styles; a subdued and calming version of Sancoale, with quiet futurism).
- Sangli (2015). A 54-style rounded organic sans typeface family.
- Savigny (2011). Images: Savigny Black Extened, Savigny Regular Condensed.
- Savory Paste (2007). Grunge.
- Schorel (2019). A 54-style Scotch roman.
- Senlot (2018). A 54-strong sans family. In 2019, Senlot Sans and Senlot Serif (2019) were added. Senlot Didone followed in 2021.
- Serofina (2010, a calligraphic face).
- Shrike2003 (2003).
- Sildetas (2010, a high-contrast script typeface with tear drop terminals).
- Sociato (2022). A 54-style baroque text family with didone roots. The typeface was inspired by a declaration published during the French Revolution that extolled the development of a new religion, the cult of the Supreme Being.
- Solitas (2015). A rounded 42-style geometric sans family. Followed by Solitas Slab (2015), Solitas Serif (2017) and Solitas Contrast (2021; a 42-style display sans family described as sensual by Jeremy Dooley).
- The sans family Sommet (2008; see also Sommet Rounded (2008), Sommet Slab, 2010, and Sommet Serif (2011, a wedge serif family)) is futuristic. Sommet Slab Rounded (2011).
- Sophima (2021). A weathered script family.
- Soprani (2020). A 54-font set with considerable flaring and thorny serifs, based on a vintage plaque from the 1920s.
- Sovba (2009, upright italic).
- Steagal (2013). A geometric sans with a 1930s American feel.
- Steam Court (2015). A combination of steam punk and blackletter.
- Stefania (2007) has two calligraphic/chancery styles. Its aged version is called Stefania Antique (2008).
- Stratham (2007) is a medium to black family of legible sans typefaces.
- Terfens (2007) is an informal and quite rounded sans serif with inspiration from chancery scripts like Stefania. Terfens Contrast (2021) is an 48-style sans with calligraphic traits.
- Torcao (2013). An elliptical anthroposophic typeface family.
- Ultine (2016), an utilitarian sans family.
- Valeson (2020). A vintage display typeface with a kneeling art nouveau lower case n.
- Valfieris (2006). Valfieris Aged (2007) imitates medieval printing.
- Varidox (2019). A variable font with a roundish slab serif design.
- Verao (2018) and Verao Ornaments. A calligraphic script.
- Vergils (2021). A 54-style sans that tries to instill the spirit of the eighties and electronic music genres like Synthview.
- Waialua (2019). A script typeface with a variable font option.
- Waimea (2019). A variable script font produced with the help of Lucas Azevedo.
- Winsel (2019). A flared typeface influenced by British nostalgia, vintage signage and typographic ancestors like Edward Johnston and Eric Gill. Perfect for typesetting speeches by Winston Churchill.
- Wreath (2016). A script typeface family.
- Xalapa (2008) is a grunge family.
- Yevida and Yevida Potens (2006, scripts).
- Yorkten (2015): 54-style monoline sans family. See also Yorkten Slab (2017).
- Youngblood (2008, +Youngblood Antique, 2010) is non-connected.
Catalog of their typefaces. View Jeremy Dooley's font library. View Jeremy Dooley's typefaces. Adobe link. [Google]
Graduate of the Design Department of the National University of Art in Bucharest, Romania. Illustration designer in Savannah, GA. Creator of the hand-drawn Bella Hand type family (2011): Bella Hand Decorative, Bella Hand Outline and Bella Hand Simple were created for Bella Italia, through McCann Erickson London. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based graphic designer who created two sets of art deco numerals in 2015. Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed Scintilla Slant (2006) for a school project. See also here. [Google]
Jack Lam is from Quarry Bay, Hong Kong. He created the Itchy Curvy typeface in 2013 while studying at SCAD in Savannah, GA. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Space (2018). [Google]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Jalina Falvey designed the display typeface MIA (2014). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Tall American (2015). Creative Market link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed the fat 1870's style display typeface Little Hills (2006) for a school project. [Google]
James Martin is from Cincinnati but works as a designer in Atlanta. The computer mouse served as the catalyst for the funky Mousetrap alphabet (2006-2007). Not a font. In 2012, he created the free octagonal font Aluap Sans. [Google]
Designer from Savannah, GA. He created the sans typeface Grizsly (2011). [Google]
Jason Jaring (Savannah, GA, b. 1987) created the Korean simulation font Gangnam (2012) named after the hilarious music video of 2012 by South Korean rapper Psy [On September 20, 2012, "Gangnam Style" was recognized by Guinness World Records as the most "liked" video in YouTube history"]. [Google]
Graphic designer from Lawrenceville, GA, who made the experimental custom typeface Assemble (2009). [Google]
During her studies at Flagler College in St. Augustine, FL, Jenna Davenport (Newman, GA) designed Funky Music (2018). [Google]
Jenna drew Montreal (2008, Context Foundry, Savannah, GA), a fat counterless face. [Google]
During her graphic design studies in Savannah, GA, Jennifer Giesler created the slab serif typeface Curial (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
Lincoln, RI-based student (at SCAD, Savannah, GA) who is interested in legibility issues for her school project. [Google]
[Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)]
Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. She made the caps typeface Guts (2011). [Google]
Jessica Bronson graduated from Parsons School of Design in 2009 with a BBA in Design+Management. She lives in Savannah, GA, where she pursues an MFA in graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Creator of the slab serif typeface Embargo (2012). [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA, who created the script typeface Norma Jeane (2012). [Google]
Jessica Ongko (Atlanta, GA) is a Creative Circus student. She created A Type of Wire (2012), which was inspired by the wire legs of a breakfast in bed table from IKEA. [Google]
Graphic designer from Atlanta, GA. Creator of New World Order Font (2009), a hand-drawn sans-serif font inspired by Modernism. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of this squarish face (2005), which was inspired by Chinese architecture. See also OOps39 (2005). [Google]
MFA candidate at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. She is working on the handwriting typeface Scarlet (2006) for a school project. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of an art deco poster typeface in 2016. [Google]
During his studies in Savannah, GA, John Incampo designed the counterless poster typeface Jabba (2014). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based creator of Modern Gothic (2012): I designed this typeface out of three basic shapes broken apart angularly. The massaged result is Modern Gothic. The typeface aesthetic was inspired by sharp medieval architecture and modern curvilinear forms echoing the spirit of the Bauhaus.
Behance link. [Google]
Jose D. Medina
Illustrator from Caracas, Venezuela who is attending SCAD in Savannah, GA in 2015. At SCAD, he drew the all caps Ancient Mythology Alphabet. [Google]
Joseph del Pesco
Fonts by Jo del Pesco include Deering (free). Go here for fonts created by nine of Jo del Pesco's students in 1998 at Savannah College of Art and Design.
Other fonts include Manerism, Cornercopia, Thrilmatic, Eargasim, Paper Running. I believe that at www.spinacle.com (now obsolete), Jo had a few free fonts: Analog, Overt, Bag Lady, Derrida (1997, 3d outline face).
Dafont link. Fontspace link. [Google]
Joshua Andrew Davies
Visual designer in Atlanta, GA, who works under the name of Jad. Creator of 606 (2013), a conceptual font inspired by Dieter Rams's 606 Universal Shelving System.
Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the notched Latin / Cyrillic typeface Wyssheé (2018). [Google]
Student at Savannah College of Art and Design (2009-2013). In 2012, she created the grotesk typeface Maro. [Google]
Born in Virginia in 1980 and based in Georgia, Julius Woodard designed the rounded squarish Cyrillic simulation typeface Moshka (2012) and its military sister, Moshka Stencil (2012).
Dafont link. [Google]
During her graphic design studies in Savannah, GA, Kaitlyn Richards designed the loopy script typeface Milieu (2012) and the experimental layered art deco typeface Deco (2012). [Google]
During her studies at Savannah College of Arts and Design in Savannah, GA, Kamilla Ferreira designed the hipster typeface Folk Fox (2016). [Google]
[Seven Seas Design Co]
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Karla Zavala designed the experimental bilined typeface Crossover (2016). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who designed this handwriting face (2005). [Google]
During her studies at Georgia State University in Atlanta, GA, Katherine Konzal designed an illustrative all caps alphabet based on skeletal bones (2012). [Google]
During her Master of Fine Arts studies at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, Kelly Farmer created the decorative display typeface Cato (2013) and the decorative didone teardrop titling typeface Fella (2013).
Link to Pluck Design. [Google]
Graphic designer and photographer in Cleveland, OH, who obtained an MFA in graphic design at SCAD (Savannah, GA) in 2013. She runs Kelsey Cronkhite Design. Creator of the octagonal typeface Powerpants (2011), the flowing curly script typeface Blue Spruce (2013), and the calligraphic Swanville Road (2016). In 2017, she designed Cleverly Brush.
Behance link. Creative Market link. Home page. [Google]
Type designer in Peachtree City, GA. His typefaces from 2012 include a six-style unicase sans family entitled EXT Unicase, and the obese counterless typeface Red. In 2014, he created the useful and elegant family of numerals, 2041.
Behance link. [Google]
Kirby Matherne is a multi-disciplinary designer / art director who resides in Atlanta, GA. Via Ten Dollar Fonts, he published the powerful layered and beveled commercial typeface family Brute (2014). In 2015, he designed Iggy. [Google]
Company in Atlanta, GA, that advertised some blackletter fonts in die deutsche Schrift in 1993, such as Traditional Fraktur (4 styles). [Google]
Graphic designer in Atlanta, who created a personal logotype in 2012, called Bozeman. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who designed the art deco typeface Resonance (2005). [Google]
Kristine Bishop Massey
Savannah, GA-based designer (b. 1992) of the 4-style wood-inspired typeface family JF Shill (2013), which was finished during her graphic design studies. In 2014, she designed Dollop. Elsewhere, like on Dafont, she is known as K. Bishop Martinez. [Google]
Kwesi A. Amuti
Kyle & Christina Thompson
A design duo in Atlanta, GA. Together, they designed the stylish display typeface Vincenza in 2019. [Google]
Graphic designer from Hartwell, GA. Creator of the hand-printed typeface ytchknstrut (2007) and of Emanate (2007, a simple sans). [Google]
Kylee studied at Savannah College of Arts and Design (SCAD), class of 2016. Savannah, GA-based designer of the free monoline sans display typeface Tessalate (2015, renamed Tessellate). [Google]
During her studies at the Savannah College of Art and Design in savannah, GA, Kylee Narvell created the hand-drawn typefaces Bip (2015) and Slash (2015). Behance link. [Google]
During her studies at Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Kyra Troy designed a stylish alphabet poster (2013). [Google]
Laura Yel Rhin Kwon
At SCAD in Savannah, GA, Laura Kwon designed the bitmap typeface Solidslice (2016). [Google]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Lauren Anderson designed the vintage typeface Lanister (2013). [Google]
Lauren Bernstein (Atlanta, GA) designed the script typeface Goldenwood in 2016 and writes: Goldenwood is a typeface inspired by a whimsical woodland wedding. [Google]
Lauren Childs (Atlanta, GA) created the retro baseball script font Leon's (2013) for Leon's Full Service, a restaurant in Decatur, GA. [Google]
Lauren Harvill (Atlanta, GA) used fishing lures in her illustrative alphabet called Alluring Type (2012). [Google]
Lily Feinberg grew up in Georgia and studied at the University of Georgia, class of 2011. She presently works as a graphic designer in New York City. With Mary Catherine Pflug, she is one half of Type Sisters. Twitter link. Her typefaces:
- In 2014, she co-designed the decorative multiline typeface Delphi (Dio and Tria) with Neil Summerour at Positype.
- She helped Neil out with the production of Filmotype Dancer.
- Filmotype Kinzie (2021). A revival of Filmotype Kinzie, which was released by Filmotype in 1955s as an attractive informal casual pen-script, also known as a jewelers script based on its use in department store catalogs and luxury store signage.
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Liz smith created Edgar, a Victorian typeface about which she writes: Edgar is a type typeface inspired by the man of mystery and macabre himself, Edgar Allan Poe. Based upon type samples from the 19th century and the Sanborn Map Company, it is a geometric typeface that lends itself well as a display face. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of Charles Grodin (2012). [Google]
During his studies at the Hochschule für Gestaltung in Offenbach am Main, Germany, Lukas Kaross designed the multiline typeface Hylda (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Industrial designer who studied at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He designed Proteus (2013), a modernized Greek typeface that utilizes robust monospaced letter forms. [Google]
Madie Homan (Cumming, GA) designed the sp[eed font Competitive Eimaq (2019) during her studies at SCAD. [Google]
Marc Marius Mueller
Marc Marius Mueller is a German design student in Savannah, GA. In 2011, he used FF Meta as a model for creating ESM3. [Google]
Athens, GA-based designer of an untitled ornamental rope font (2014). [Google]
Mariana Dominguez Cosson
During her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, Mariana Dominguez Cosson designed a beautiful typographic anatomy poster (2013). [Google]
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Mariana Midori created the Tuscan typeface Mustache (2016). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the ironwork font Gradis (2015). [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah. GA, who created the geometric sans typeface Simplex in 2013. [Google]
American designer of the interesting font NotCaslon (1995) at Emigre. [Google]
During his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, Mark Napolitano (Savannah, GA) created the blackboard bold typeface Skinny Love (2014). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who designed this display face (2005). [Google]
Graphic designer in Raleigh, NC, and Savannah, GA. Creator of these typefaces:
- Fabulist (2015).
- Belasko (2015), a typeface optimized for continuous text printed on paper. The name is derived from the Spanish Baroque painter, Diego Velazquez.
- Kernal (2014), designed to mimic handwritten almanac notes, commissioned by a farm in rural Georgia.
- Kamfer (2014). A chiseled headline typeface.
- Durango, a humanist sans.
- Fitz Sans (2012). This font was contributed to Stella roberts Fonts.
- Tidal (2011). A fat roundish slab serif face.
- The experimental geometric family called Satellite Pro (2010; +Fill, +Lined).
- Adobe Icons (2015). A set of over 1000 icons.
Another URL. Behance link. [Google]
Matthew Aaron Desmond
MADtype (est. 1996) is Matt Desmond's place in the type world. He has had a prolific career that started out with shareware fonts while Matt was at the Minneapolis Technical and Community College. His page back then said A haven for quality shareware type for the Mac. Later, Matt started mattdesmond.com, and co-founded the Test Pilot Collective (est. 1998 with Joseph Kral and Mike Cina). Many of his early typefaces were experimental and/or futuristic. In late 2003, mattdesmond.com disappeared, and MADtype, commercial now, resurfaced at the MyFonts site. Currently, Matt is based in Minnetnka, MN. He has also lived in Atlanta, GA, Fayetteville, GA, Rochester, NY, Redwood City, CA, and San Francisco, CA. His fonts can also be purchased via You Work For Them. He also does commissioned type design. Some fonts are freely available at the Google Font Directory.
Retail types as of 2011:
- Abel (2011, Google Font Directory). Abel Pro was published in 2013.
- Aldrich (2011). A Bank Gothic style face, free at OFL.
- Amber (2000): kitchen tile face.
- American Gothic (1998): squarish.
- Audebaud (2010): a 19-th century style French Clarendon (wood type look). The design was inspired by the work of Constant Audebaud, an engraver of wooden type that was used for posters. Audebaud's work appeared in the 1880s in the Deux-Sèvres département of France.
- Beat (1998): rounded OCR face.
- Brauhaus (2004): Textura face.
- Cagliostro (2011). A free font at Google Web Fonts that is based on the handlettering of Ozwald Cooper.
- Curbdog (1998).
- Desmond Text (1998): a roman that has features of University Roman.
- Distill (2009): a De Stijl font that shouts 1920s.
- Dunelm (1996): emulation of 17th century printing styles.
- Dwiggins Deco (2009): This typeface was originally designed in 1930 by W.A. Dwiggins as the cover for the book "American Alphabets" by Paul Hollister. Only the 26 letters of the alphabet were included on the cover, so the rest of the numbers, punctuation, symbols, and accented characters have been crafted in a matching [art deco] style.
- Findon (2007): stencil.
- Futuristic category: ER9 (1999), KAH (2005, LCD style), Lunarmod (1997), Retron (1997; can be considered as a retro upright connected script as well), Shifty (1998).
- Grunge category: Bulletin (1997), Gothico Antiqua (1999), Rubba (1997), Stomper (1997--a rubber stamp font), Zapatista (1998-2007).
- Handwriting, handprinting category: Casino Hand (2005), Ghouliez (1996), Handegypt (2002---hand-drawn slab serif), Handy Sans (1997, hand-drawn sans), Joppa (1997), Pufficlaude BT (1998).
- Hessian (2009): Tuscan style wood type.
- Hydrochlorica (2004): organic.
- Invoice (1997).
- Ironside Crosses (2004): dingbat face.
- Marble Roman (2004-2009): angular roman all caps type.
- Matterhorn (2013). A 9-style sans family created with Michael Cina for Disney. Not to be confused with the many retail typefaces that are also called Matterhorn, such as Paratype's PT Matterhorn (1993) and Treacyfaces' TF Matterhorn (1990s).
- Pacioli or Luca Pacioli Caps (2007: emulating a mathematically constructed caps font by Pacioli (1509) published in his treatise De divina proportione.
- Pixel category: Basis (1999), Mang (1997).
- Plenti (2004): ultra plump.
- Quantico (2007): octagonal.
- Stencil category: Bandoleer (2009, +Tracer: a couple of stencil fonts with art deco and army influences), Madison (2007, slab serif stencil), Mercado (2005; has a non-stencil Mercado Sans).
- Urbandale (2018). A basic sans family.
- Variable (2004-2010): a sans-serif monoline typeface that includes ultra thin weights.
- Vexed (2005): sketched face.
- Wolfsburg (2007): blackletter stencil.
- Wooddale (1999): wood type emulation.
Free types as of 2010: Marble Roman, Environ regular, Dorkbutt, Europa, Exsect, Inthacity, Liquidy Bulbous, Lustria (2012, Google Web Fonts), Stomper.
Commissioned types: 77kids (2007, for the children's brand; the sketched typefaces were done with Justin Thomas Kay), AE Aerie (2005-206, American Eagle Outfitters), AE Newburgh (2005-206, American Eagle Outfitters), AE Summer Fonts (2007, all for American Eagle Outfitters), EEL Futura (2006, for Enjoying Everyday Life), Nike World Cup (2006), Virgin America (2006).
Typefaces from 2019: Starfire (2019, a retro geometric sans).
Orphaned types that disappeared or were planned but never executed: BrotherMan, Caprice, Convolve, HipstersDelight, Lugubrious, ModestaSmallCaps, Serifity, Skitzoid, Sliver, ThrowupSolid, Auresh (1998, futuristic; Test Pilot Collective), Kcap6 (1998, with Cina; Test Pilot Collective), Epiphany (1997; Test Pilot Collective), Testacon (with Kral and Cina; Test Pilot Collective), Civicstylecom (1999; Test Pilot Collective), Lutix (1998; Test Pilot Collective), Xerian (1997; Test Pilot Collective), Swoon, Furtive (2004, a sans), the display typeface Flathead (2004), the blackletter typeface Bahn (2004), Mesotone BT (2006, Bitstream, a monoline sans), Practical (a monoline connec script, planned in 2007 but not published), Poliphili (planned in 2007, as a revival of an Aldus/Griffo font), Wutupdo (1996, Garage Fonts), GFDesmond (Garage Fonts), Drone, Golden Times (2014, a corporate small caps typeface for the University of Minnesota), Vapiano (2014: hand-printed typeface for Vapiano International).
Behance link. View Matt Desmond's typefaces. Fontspring link. Fontsquirrel link. [Google]
[Matthew Aaron Desmond]
Graduate of Portfolio Center in Atlanta, GA. He created the mixture typeface Amalgam (2010). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based creator of the script typeface Sonya & Soley (2013). This typeface was inspired by a dance choreographed by Sonya Tayeh to the song Pretty Face by Soley, hence the name. [Google]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Meredith Denny designed the neo deco typeface Blocked (2017). [Google]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Meredith Denny created the geometric typeface Block D (2015) and the display typeface Lindot (2015). [Google]
Michael H. Lee
Atlanta, GA-based designer of Crunchtime (2013, a paint splatter typeface). [Google]
Might Could Studios
Christine Fleming, aka Christie Nishiyama runs Might Could Studios in Atlanta, GA. She designed the handcrafted comic book typeface Might Could Sans in 2016. Creative Market link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. About her spurred typeface Malefacto (2012), Millisa Jackson writes: If the Devil has his own font what would it look like? I think it would be razor sharp and terrifying yet still beautiful. That describes it well. [Google]
Mirely Cabral (Atlanta, GA) created the insect alphabet Arthropod (2013). [Google]
Derek Yaniger (b. Arkansas, lives in Atlanta, GA) is an illustrator who calls himself a toothless hillbilly. He made some fonts: Chowderhead, Creaky Tiki, Singlesville Script, Kiddie Cocktails. All are in an American diner style of lettering.
At Sideshow, together with Stuart sandler in 2008, he published Creaky Tiki, Creaky Frank, Creaky Solid, and Derekbats. Derek Yaniger and Stuart Sandler published Wildsville: The Art of Derek Yaniger.
Klingspor link. [Google]
Monument Art (was: M-Art)
Monument Art or "Monumental Art Fonts for cemetery monuments" is run by Reg Owens out of Elberton, GA. Commercial truetype Windows fonts for monuments: Mod Roman, Vermarco, Government Marker, Double Outline, Polished Outline, Double V-Line, Monument Gothic, Monument Block, Monument Shadow, Hebrew, Old English. Dead link. [Google]
During her studies in Savannah, GA, Morgan Hayes designed the straight-edged experimental typeface Tessera (2016). [Google]
Nerfect Type Laboratories
Nerfect Type Labs in Berwyn, IL, is the foundry of Britton Walters (b. Atlanta, GA, 1973). Free fonts: Desmond (2003), Ausfahrt (dingbats), Bad Weekend (comic book font), Clint (2003), CursedMustache (2003), Clunky, Coffin Nails, Conspiracy (old typewriter font), Crap Magnet family (free at Chank's), Cursed Mustache, Demand (ransom font), Emma 65, G.I. Jerk, Goblin, Heavyweight, Hybrid, Joey, Kirok, Mental Junk Drawer (dingbats), Minibike, Mister Filthy, Mutant, Pixie (pixel font), Roadtrip, Sanford, Sex Shop, Skyland, Space Junk, Speed Demon, Stag Wart, Thug, Tricky Treat (2003). Pay fonts: Crunk, Go-Rilla, Kurtzberg, Monsterkit, Nerfect Cola, Outlaw, Muggler.
MyFonts.com sells some of their fonts: Stinky School Book, Creeps (2002, funny typefaces!), Ailene, Smuggler (2001), Crunk, Kurtzberg, Nerfect&Cola, Go-rilla, Outlaw, Class of 1964 (dingbats), Dingbatio, Mr. Walters-Casual (comic book face), Tricky-Treat (scratchy handwriting), Fiend (2004) and MonsterKit.
View Britton Walters's typefaces. Klingspor link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the vintage shadow typeface Lowrider (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Art director based in Savannah, GA. During his studies at SCAD there, he created the multiline caps only typeface Copenhagen (2016). [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA, who created the Italian western typeface Hayduke (2015). [Google]
During his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Nicholas Sedlazek created a roman caps typeface (2011). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of Little Love (2017). [Google]
Nigel Sequeira or Nigel Fitzgerald created Sylvia Sans for a school project at SCAD in Savannah, GA, in 2013. [Google]
Noah Cutter Meihoff
Savannah, GA-based student-designer of the modular negative circle font Thelema (2017). [Google]
At the Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Noey Tantanatipchai (originally from Bangkok, Thailand) designed the elegant display typeface Contra (2016). [Google]
[Michael H. Lee]
Mike H. Lee is Atlanta-based designer of the futuristic font Terminator, which won an award at the TDC2 2001 competition (Type Directors Club). He has designed a number of techno/Startrek fonts with Josh Dixon, and these are on his site at Omega Design.
- Babylon 5 Alien Fonts: Centauri, Vorlon, Narn, Drazi, Minbari, Vik-Minbari, Hyach, Pak'ma'ra, Shadow (see also here), Great Machine, Gaim, Llort, Abbai, Anti-Life Runes, Life Machine, Tak'cha, Babylon 5 Station&B5 Symbols.
- Star Trek Alien Fonts: Klingon (Qo'noS), Romulan (Rihannsu), Fabrini, Preservers, Malcorian, Vidiian, Son'a, Ba'ku, Iconian, Sheliak, Andorian, Tkon, Tholian&Seltorian.
- Other Alien Fonts: Guild (Dune), Fremen (Dune), Galach (Dune), Drac (Enemy Mine), Krell (Forbidden Planet), Utopian (Thomas More's book "Utopia"), Dinotopian (James Gurney's book "The World Beneath"), Ewok (from the animated series), Kromagg (from the T.V. series Sliders) Kanamit (from the Twilight Zone series episode "TO SERVE MAN") Kilrathi (from the movie "Wing Commander"), Veknoid (Star Wars), Naboo (Star Wars), Droid (Star Wars), Naboo Futhork (Star Wars) Nal-Huttese (Star Wars), Eltharin (Warhammer), Saurian (Warhammer), Common Talislan, High Talislan Ork Glyphs, Ork Clan Glyphs&Astradan, Kryptonian, Lokian, Neswar, Rigelian, Dark Eldar, Terran factions, Protoss, Akria, Lazuli&Valkyrie.
- Miscellaneous fonts: Section Letters, U.S.A., Heinlein, Thuvia, Neo-Gothic, Orthodox, Elric, Old Westminster, Sir Seaton, Stormbringer (1999, with Michael Dolan), Cling&Celtext.
Owen St. Gelais
Creator of the compressed typeface Folsom (2012). Owen is based in Savannah, GA. [Google]
Paper Moon Type & Graphic Supply
Scott Banks (Atlanta, GA) specializes in digital fonts with a printed letterpress or hand-lettered look and feel. In 2022, he released PM Doorbuster Casual, PM Doorbuster Plug (a supermarket font), PM Doorbuster Script, PM Eckmann Initials (a chromatic / layered version of Otto Eckmann's famous art nouveau font Eckmannschrift Initial Caps), PM Eckmannschrift (an art nouveau typeface; after Otto Eckmann's Eckmannschrift, 1900), PM Endora (a rough-edged curly vampire script), PM Showman (a layerable sans based on vintage hand-painted sign writing from the 1900s through the 1960s), PM Eckmore (psychedelic, art nouveau: after Otto Eckmann's Eckmann Schrift, 1900), PM Orchid (art nouveau), PM Alcorn (an all caps beatnik font) and PM Outpost (a national park font). [Google]
Born in Starkville, Mississippi, Parvaneh is currently studying towards a BFA in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA.
During her studies, she created the beveled typeface Radikal (2012). [Google]
Peng Hoe Low
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed Holocaust (2006), an experimental face. [Google]
During his studies in Atlanta, GA, Phillip Wood designed a decorative typeface (2017). [Google]
Positype was founded in 2002 by Athens and/or Jefferson, GA-based designer and type designer Neil Summerour (b. 1972, Azores, Portugal). Neil began developing typefaces in 1996 with the 1996 Olympic Brick Paver Project proprietary typeface. He is the co-principal and senior designer of Athens-based interactive, design, and advertising agency Genetic:ICG. In the summer of 2003, he began teaching Advanced Electronic Design in the Graphic Design Department at The University of Georgia.
Swash & Kern is the bespoke lettering and typeface design alter ego of Neil Summerour.
In 2001, Neil published his first two type designs with [T-26] Digital Type Foundry in Chicago, IL. Since then, he has released tens of font families including hiragana and katakana fonts. Positype fonts are sold by Myfonts.com and [T-26].
Klingspor link. Facebook link. Blog. Behance link. Union Fonts link.
The list of his fonts:
- Aago (2017). A 54-style sans family.
- Aaux, Aaux Office (2002), Aaux Pro (2004), Aaux Next (2009, 72 typefaces), Aaux Alphanumera, Aaux Emoticons.
- Agent Sans (2021). An economical 22-style sans intended to be warm although the name seems to contradict that.
- The Air superfamily (2011), which consists of 81 sans typefaces. Followed by Air Soft (2011), Air Pro (2021), Air Pro Condensed (2022) and Air Pro XCondensed (2022). He writes about Air: Heavily influenced by Summerour's Aaux Next typeface and Akzidenz-Grotesk, the typeface features a very efficient footprint, logical weight options, small caps, expanded numeral sets, extensive language support, and 5 total widths.
- Altar (8-weight Gothic family).
- Akagi (2008): 20 style sans family. Extended and refreshed in 2011 into Akagi Pro.
- AMP (at Union fonts).
- Anago (2012) is a softly rounded sans family, the product of a designer addicted to designing sans families.
- Anarcharsis (2002): a serif family inspired by incomplete rubbing made from a stone wall located in the Bahamas.
- Angel Script (2009, TypeTrust).
- Baka (2005, a fantastic scratchy handwriting face), Baka Too (2006; followed in 2010 by Baka Expert).
- The Bodoniesque family (Umbrella Type).
- Cherry Blossoms (2018). A crayon script.
- Claustrum (2003).
- Clear Sans (2013). Starting from a monoline rather geometric set of thin weights, this typeface family morphs into a more humanist beast, with a, b, d and g having a squeezed look at the intercepts. And maybe because of that, this unclassifiable typeface is quite appealing. Followed by Clear Sans Text and Clear Sans Screen.
- Courage (2019). A high contrast ultra black poster typeface.
- Couture (2015) and Couture Sans (2015). Summerour was charmed by Imre Reiner's Corvinus when he designed this extremely high-contrast pair of fashion mag typeface families together with Mary Catherine Pflug.
- Cynapse (2003; or Cynapse Pro. 2004, 12 weights). A sans family.
- In 2018, Martina Flor and Neil Summerour published the layerable Tuscan typeface family Decorata.
- Delphi (2014). A decorative multiline typeface by Lily Feinberg and Neil Summerour.
- Directors Gothic (2013, Lettering Inc). A large retro sans family.
- Donatora (2004).
- Dream Big (2019). A swashy script typeface with weathered edges.
- Ego (2003, octagonal family).
- Epic (2007-2009, a 12-style contemporary garalde).
- Ether, Ether Connected.
- Eva (2003).
- Filmotype Dancer (2012).
- Filmotype Harvard (2015). Based on a Filmotype brush script from 1955.
- Filmotype Horizon (2011).
- Flirt Script (2014). Flirt Script won an award at TDC 2014.
- Friendly (2012). In part based on Morris Fuller Benton's upright script typeface Announcement.
- Fugu (2009, rough-outlined script family, winner at TDC2 2010).
- Ginza (2008, a squarish techno family), and Ginza Narrow (2011).
- Good Karma (2017). A sumi brush font. See also Good Karma Smooth (2020).
- Grava (2018, twenty fonts) and Grava Display: Quirky and sharp, Grava is Neil Summerour's injection of warmth within the geometric sans font category.
- Halogen (2012). An organic wide techno sans family. In 2014, he added Halogen Slab and Halogen Flare (flared). All have hairlines.
- Headcold (2004).
- Hype (2019). A collection of 432 low contrast gothic sans typefaces consisting of three subfamilies of 144 fonts each: Hype vol 1, Hype vol 2, Hype vol 3.
- Ice Cream (2021). A creamy vernacular non-connected script for food packaging.
- Iru1, Iru2.
- Juicy (T-26, 2004, brushdrawn family).
- Kari and Kari Pro (2005): a connected upright script. Kari Display (2009). Redrawn in 2020 and released as Kari (2020).
- Kryptk Flash (2003).
- Kurosawa Bastard, Kurosawa Hand, Kurosawa Sans, Kurosawa Serif, Kurosawa Hiragana, Kurosawa Katakana.
- Love Script (2014). A high energy high contrast brush pen / marker script. Love Script won an award in the TDC 2015 Type Design competition.
- Luce (2004).
- Lush Script (2011). A connected script inspired by the 1940s.
- Lust (2012), a curvy hight-contrast didone in the Pistilli style. Neil: The result yielded a rather diverse typographic gene pool: a little Scotch Modern, a little Didone and Didot, a dominant dose of Caslon, and a pinch of Baskerville-- all wrapped up in the leggy body of a Brazilian supermodel. A confident, self-reliant typeface that shows just enough to keep everyone staring and leave them wanting more. Followed by Lust Slim (2014). In 2015, these were extended to the large families Lust Pro [dedicated page] and Lust Pro Didone.
- Lust Script (2013). This is a curvier, sexier (Neil's words) version of Lust. For use in fashion magazines and large sizes.
- Macha (2012). A sans family. In 2015, this was followed by Lust Hedonist, which has Didone, Italic and Script sub-styles---the ultimate fashion mag typeface. In 2021, he added Lust Sans (a 12-style high-contrast fashion mag typeface family), Lust Didone (a 6-style contribution to the fat face genre), Lust Stencil (six styles), Lust Text (ten styles).
- The Type Trust: Magneta (2009, The Type Trust). Includes a Condensed subfamily.
- Marshmallow (2017). A super-creamy high-contrast script typeface straight from a parisian bonbonnerie.
- Murecho (2021). Murecho is a low-stroke contrast, flat terminal sans serif Japanese typeface designed for text settings in Japan. It covers Hiragana, Katakana, and Kanji (JOYO+). It also supports Latin, Cyrillic, and Greek.
- Muscle (2009, TypeTrust---a futuristic family).
- Nori (2010): a calligraphic brush typeface obtained by applying the Pilot Japan Kanji Fude brush pen on paper. It has over 1100 glyphs, 250 ligatures, 487 alternate characters, 125+ swash and titling alternates, lining and old style numerals. Awarded at TDC2 2011.
- Organic (2009). A rounded warm sans family. In 2021, he published the 16-style Organic Pro.
- Plastek (2004-2009).
- The R.E.M. Athens project involves three fonts published in 2009, REM Orange, REM Accelerate and REM Tourfont. They are based on ideas by Chris Bilheimer for the band R.E.M. (Michael Stipe and Chris Bilheimer). Both attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia. Michael Stipe, singer and lyricist, formed R.E.M. in 1980. Bilheimer began working with the band in 1994.
- In 2019, Martina Flor and Neil Summerour released the extensive typeface family Ribbons at Positype.
- Romp (2009, condensed hand-printed).
- Reserve (2018). A text typeface family designed to accompany Summerour's Scotch typeface family.
- Rhythm (2011). An italic inline and solid display family based on ATF's Ratio (ca. 1930) and Herbert Thannhaeuser's Adastra (1928).
- Rough Love (2014). A brushy crayon script.
- Scotch (2017). An 31-style scotch roman typeface family consisting of Scotch Text, Scotch Display (more contrast), Scotch Deck (for subheads) and Scotch Dingbats. In 2020, he added Scotch Compressed to the set.
- Shameless (2013). A connected penmanship-style script.
- Sneakers (2003-2004): athletic lettering family. Also, Sneakers Script and Sneakers Max (2019: rounded and ultra fat).
- So Lovely (2019).
- Tactical (2011, octagonal mechanical face; +Stencil).
- In 2012, he won the Second Akashi Prize in the kanji (!!!) category of the Morisawa Type Design Competition for Tegaki. Tegaki also won at TDC 2013.
- Truss Ultra Light (2006): hairline architectural font.
- Vekta Serif (2009), Vekta Neo and Vekta Sans (2009, a sans family at TypeTrust).
- Wasabi Condensed and Wasabi (2010): an organic elliptical family, based on Iru.
- Yumi (2003, techno font, Union Fonts).
His life in hiw own words: Neil Summerour is a type designer, lettering artist, calligrapher and designer based in Georgia, USA with one foot in Takamatsu, Japan. After graduating from The University of Georgia Lamar Dodd School of Art with a BFA in Graphic Design, he soon found himself opening his own studio to deal with the flow of freelance work. [...] Neil opened his personal type foundry, Positype, in 2000 to feed his ever-growing desire for type design. He later co-founded TypeTrust (2002) with Silas Dilworth as his addiction to type and lettering grew. [...] He was an adjunct art professor at The University of Georgia in graphic design and taught graphic design at the Governor's School for the Arts. [...] As a typeface designer, he has published over 60 typeface families and produced numerous custom typefaces for clients worldwide. [...] He has won the Type Directors Club Certificate of Excellence in Type Design in 2010 and 2011 for Fugu and Nori, respectively.
Showcase of Neil Summerour's fonts. [Google]
Positype Flourish is an offshoot of Neil Summerour's Positype in Jefferson, GA. It showcases designs of new and upcoming talents in type design. At its launch in 2020, the following artists were part of the group: Acra Koh, Aline Kaori, Jovana Jocic, Llio Peng, Leon Hugues, Marie Boulanger, Potch Auacherdkul and Scott Fuller. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of a Bengali typeface (2014). This typeface was developed during her studies at the Savannah College of Art & Design. [Google]
Chris Risdon (b. 1972, New York, NY) founded Pucker(type) in 2004. Rison holds an MFA in type design. Pucker(type) is located in Savannah, GA.
He designed Cheek (techno family), SAV Display (2005, T-26), and Satellite (3-weight octagonal family). MyFonts sells Cheek PT, Satellite PT (octagonal) and SAV PT (2005, medieval).
These fonts can also be found at T-26 and Monotype Imaging. Klingspor link. [Google]
QJS Graphics is a design company, est. 2007 in Atlanta, GA. Founder and Art Director Quintavious Shephard, hails from Atlanta, Georgia, and currently attends Florida A&M University in pursuit of a Bachelors Degree in Graphic Design. Creator of the techno typeface Quin (2011). [Google]
Rachel Adams (Savannah College Of Art & Design, Savannah, GA) created the stick typeface Touch (2013). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of an innovative typographic poster for Martin Luther King Jr day in 2016. Behance link. [Google]
Rebecca Lynee Bass
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed Betwixt and Between (2006), a display typeface with swashes. [Google]
[Monument Art (was: M-Art)]
Chris Bilheimer (R.E.M. Athens) attended the fine arts program at the University of Georgia and began working as art director for the band R.E.M. in 1994. While still working for R.E.M., he continues with other work in the music industry, art directing bands including Green Day, Beck, and Weezer. Bilheimer has garnered three Grammy nominations for art direction, and, with Michael Stipe, co-designed several fonts for use on the band's artwork: REM Accelerate, REM Orange, REM Tourfont. With the help of type foundry TypeTrust, these fonts have recently been released commercially by Neil Summerour at Positype. Speaker at TypeCon 2009 in Atlanta. [Google]
Rhea F. Duckworth
Originally from Bombay, Rhea Duckworth first studied in Bombay (2013) and then at the Savannah College of Art and Design, class of 2017. She created the display typeface DeeDee (2015), which is inspired by the 1990s cartoon Dexter's Laboratory. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the angular almost hexagonal typeface Quartz (2015), which was finished during her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD). [Google]
Inspired by a typeface designed by Matt Willey, Riley Mann (Savannah, GA) designed the typeface Deeper (2014) with very condensed, rigid forms and extremely narrow counters. This typeface was created during his studies. [Google]
Graphic design student in Savannah, GA, who created Circles (2013) and Paperclip Font (2013). [Google]
[Dyslexica Font Foundry]
Professor of Art Graphic Design at Lamar Dodd School of Art, part of the University of Georgia, Athens. Born in 1939 in Barre, VT, Arnholm designed the lapidary typeface ITC Legacy Sans family (1992, a 51-font remake of the 1960s Arnholm Sans), and the ITC Legacy Serif family (1992, Venetian). In 2009, ITC Legacy Square Serif and ITC Legacy Serif Condensed were added. ITC Legacy Square Serif won an award at TDC2 2010.
His early fonts were released at VGC, the Visual Graphics Corporation: VGC Aquarius (2, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, Outline) (1967) (this was digitized in 2007 by Steve Jackaman as Aquarius), VGCArnholm Sans Bold (1965), VGC Fovea (1977).
Arnholm also designed WTC Veritas for the World Typeface Center, New York, 1981-85.
He created these headline typefaces for the Los Angeles Times, 1980: L.A. Times Regular, L.A. Times regular italic, L.A. Times Bold and L.A. Times Bold Italic.
MyFonts page. Linotype bio. FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Ronald Arnholm's typefaces. [Google]
Ruth Adams Perkins
Savannah, GA-based student who proposed this skinny typeface (2006) for a school project. [Google]
Creator of the thin geometric sans typeface Olivia (2015). This typeface was done for a project at the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA. Later in 2015, she finished the experimental display typeface Perikito Sans. [Google]
Savannah College of Art and Design
Collectively, a group of 40 from SCAD designed Pooler (2003, Chank), a free funky comic book style face. [Google]
Atlanta-based designer (b. 1984) of Angelique Cosmos Font (2004, stencil). Home page. [Google]
[Paper Moon Type & Graphic Supply]
Using iFontMaker, Scott Banks (Scott Banks Design, Atlanta, GA) created Pants (2011), a hand-printed shaded 3d face. Other typefaces by him include Scrubby (2011), Fatlanta (2011) and Mono (2011). [Google]
Scott Fuller (b. Newnan, GA) is a designer, illustrator, treasure hunter and founder of The Studio Temporary in Acworth, GA. Based in Atlanta, GA, he joined Positype Flourish in 2020. His typefaces:
- Authority (2015). Done with Dustin Lee at Retro Supply, this is an octagonal typeface inspired by public fonts in New York in the 1970s.
- Solid70 (2015).
- The Western typeface Firebox (2016). With Dustin Lee.
Dribble link. [Google]
Sean A. Metcalf
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA, where he is studying at SCAD. In 2011, he created a modular typeface that is entirely based upon triangles, Tri Face. Home page. [Google]
Graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in Savannah, GA, class of 2013. Now working as a designer in San Francisco.
Creator of the floral ornamental caps typeface Botanical (2012). Stillis (2013) is a fluid roman face: "Stillis" is directly translated to the word "drip" in Latin, which plays off the fluidity of water and the arches on Roman aqueducts, such as Pont du Gard. In 2014, he created a decorative set of numerals called Math Is Beautiful.
Behance link. [Google]
Seven Seas Design Co
Dahlonega, GA-based designer of the connected script typefaces Caleigh (2015), Marahuyo (2015) and Ola Moon (2015).
Typefaces from 2016: Alouette. Creative Market link. Dafont link. [Google]
At Savannah College of Art & Design in Savannah, GA, Shamar Joseph designed the prismatic titling typeface Photon (2016). [Google]
Duluth, GA-based designer of the experimental typeface Type Dye (2012). [Google]
Pam Shuler (Shuler Studio, Columbus, GA) designed many exquisite monograms. In 2017, she published Monogram Chic. Other monogram fonts include Monogram Block, Single Antique Chic and Vintage Vine. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the sans typeface Proletar (2016). He also designed many sets of vector format icons in 2016, such as Animals, Academic Icons, Clothing, Commerce, Foodie, Furniture, Health, Music, Nature, nautical Icons, Office, Space, Sports and Transportation. Home page of Bill Kenney. Behance link. [Google]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, who created Cangami (2013), an illustrative alphabet created from metal cans and manipulated using the traditional Japanese art of paper folding known as origami. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of Dripink Ingrabol (2017). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of this display face (2005). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the curly display typeface Bash (2013). [Google]
Designer (b. Siglufjordur, Iceland), who got a BA in graphic design from Iceland Arts in 1993, and lived in Reykjavik. He took a job in Atlanta, GA, designing for CNN.com. In the next five years, Stefan worked his way from interactive designer to creative director. He co-founded the interactive agency Armchair, and has directed projects such as Coca-Cola's M5.
- GOR (1996) at GarageFonts, an English font with a Cyrillic/Armenian feel, expanded to a ten-font family in 2002.
- In 2001, he designed the Reykjavik font family at Psy/Ops. Pick up four free weights from The European Space Agency's site.
- In 2010, he created the Armchair Modern family of elliptical sans typefaces, from AGauge (hairline) to EGauge (very fat and yummy)---Armchair Modern was derived from the logo created for Armchair Media Group by Stefan Kjartansson. Its shape is influenced by the long elliptic forms of furniture and TV tubes. The design is ultra-modern, reminiscent of work by Mark Newson and Arne Jacobsen furniture. Homepage at Armchair Media.
- At YouWorkForThem, he published Black Sabbath (2008), an elegant ultra black slab serif typeface.
- Cumulus and Foam (2010) is totally experimental, with shapes that evoke both plastic and sex.
- In 2015, he designed the tall ultra-condensed typeface family Cinderblock.
YWFT link. MyFonts link. FontShop link. [Google]
Designer in New York City who grew up in Atlanta. She created the ornamental caps typeface Montecastello (2012). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the prismatic caps typeface Rhizome Alphabet Song (2014). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based graphic designer and illustrator. His typefaces include Hampden (2011, an art deco caps face), Geometra (2011, octagonal) and Skyler (2011, a great high-contrast fashion mag face). [Google]
Mickey Rossi graduated in 1986 from the Philadelphia College of the Arts. He then worked in Maryland and Virginia, such as at AOL in Dulles, VA, and is a creative director in Atlanta, GA since2004.
He offers these free typefaces under the Subflux label: Alpha Male Modern (1997), AthleticSupporter, BallparkWeiner (connected fifties script), BarBenderBold, BobbiTheHippie, BongoFraktur (in Koch's Neuland style), CargoCrate (stencil), CollegeBoy (athletic lettering), FlandersRideItalic, FlandersRide, Fleetwilly, FlyTrapExtended, Hair Brush, HighlightsCondensed, Helga Broad, Hilda Broad, JimThorpeHigh (octagonal / mechanical), LevelFourteenDruid (medieval), LifestyleCondensed (avant garde), NotANumber, On That Shark (angular), RetroSuperSkinny (Peignotian), SatansMinions, Scrawlly, Scritchy Eye, Zerengetti (African look), ZiggyStandard. Rossi calls himself also "Loveless".
Dafont link. Klingspor link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
Born in 1968 in Belleview. From Omaha, NE, Don Synstelien's own fonts sold through SynFonts (which he created in 1994) or MyFonts.com: Aspersion, Atomic Suck, Badger Fatboy, Benday, Brahn Mufun, Cheap and Easy, Cyber Zombie, Dogs on Mars, Dreamtime, Electric Weasel, Font Pirate, Guilty, Human Condition, Jackrabbits Bar + Grill, LEaD Lights, Liquid Sex (LED lights font), Lumberjack Fred, Mondo Kaizen (South American dingbats), Neck Candy, NudE, Nurse Ratchet, Omaha, Regeneration X, Rhodkhil Piqnik (road kill dingbats), Ridicule, Skannerz, Sprokett, Studded Leather Jackets, Trumen, Two Beers Free, louD.
At Plazm, he published Derision (1995), NudE (1995), SlickDog (1995). SynFonts seems to be located in Marietta, GA, now.
Abstract Fonts link. View all fonts at SynFonts. [Google]
The Palladam Tamil font was designed in 1989-1990 by T. Govindaraj who works or worked at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Alternate URL. [Google]
As a student at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Tarcisio Rodrigues designed the curly tattoo typeface Nostalgia (2016). [Google]
During her studies in Atlanta, GA, Tayler Mulhall created the decorative (feminine, mysterious, artsy) typeface Frida (2014), which is named after Frida Kahlo. [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA. During her studies, she designed Seasalt (2013).
Dafont link. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of Espresso Roast (2016: brush script), Tuesday Script (2016) and Hawthorne Script (2016).
Typefaces from 2017: Miss Magnolia (script). Creative Market link. [Google]
The Beauty of Letterpress
Web site by paper manufacturer Neenah Paper (Atlanta, GA), dedicated to letterpress. [Google]
The Type Trust
Small high quality type design group, est. 2005 by Silas Dilworth and Neil Summerour, and located in Athens, GA and Chicago, IL, It consists of Silas Dilworth (Dilworth Typographics, Inc.), Dino dos Santos (DSType), Lee Fasciani (Lee Fasciani Typographics), Neil Summerour (Positype), Amondó Szegi (Fontana), and Anuthin Wongsunkakon (Behaviour Group).
Releases include Ventura (dos Santos), Leitura Display, Leitura News, Leitura Sans and Leitura (dos Santos), Esta Pro (dos Santos), Sansarah (Silas Dilworth and Sarah Faust), Organic (Neil Summerour), Malbeck (Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Argenta (Alejandro Paul and Angel Koziupa), Aaux Pro and Aaux Next (Neil Summerour), Headroom (Lee Fasciani), Ezzo (dos Santos), Jaguarundi (Ryoichi Tsunekawa), Priva Pro (dos Santos), Sneakers Script (Summerour), Do Gothic (Wongsunkakon), Volupia (dos Santos), Reservation Wide (Dilworth), Estilo (dos Santos), Everafter (Dilworth), Musee (dos Santos), Breuer Headline and Breuer Text (Silas Dilworth), Rickety (Dilworth and Chris May), Baka Too (Summerour), Baka (Summerour), Cen Pro (Summerour), Lump (Dilworth), Cynapse Pro (Summerour), Gepetto (Szegi), Fatty (Dilworth and Chris May), Headcold (Summerour), Plastek (Summerour), Kari Pro (Summerour), Sneakers (Summerour), Donatora (summerour), Novacane (Fasciani), System02 (Fasciani), Dispose (Fasciani), NeoGothic (Fasciani), Diego (Dilworth), Vandermark (Dilworth), Cooter (Dilworth), Titan Pro and Titan Text Pro (Dino Dos Santos), Large Pro (dos Santos), Plexes Pro (Dino Dos Santos), Andrade Pro (Dino Dos Santos), Boycott (Ryoichi Tsunekawa), Tokyotrail (Ryoichi Tsunekawa), Ayumi Pro (Neil Summerour), Yumi (Neil Summerour), Altar (Neil Summerour), Estilo Script (Dino Dos Santos), Depot (Chris Dickinson), Penn Station (Anuthin Wongsunkakon&Neil Summerour), Alber (Chris Dickinson), Zimbalo (Amondó Szegi), Eon (Neil Summerour), Angel Script (2009, Neil Summerour), Facebuster (Silas Dilworth, a heavy slab serif). [Google]
The Typographic Desk Reference (Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE, 2009) is Theodore Rosendorf's useful reference guide of typographic terms and type classification. There is a foreword by Ellen Lupton. The much larger Second Edition (2015) is coauthored wit Erik Spiekermann. Theo Rosendorf is based in Decatur, GA. [Google]
Thomas Jack Fleming
At the Savannah College of Art and Design in savannah, GA, Jack Fleming designed an octagonal shadow typeface called Lowkey (2016). Behance link. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the display typeface demetri (2014). [Google]
During her studies in Atlanta, GA, Tina Marshall created Nuptials (2015), a wedding-themed illustrative alphabet. [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer (b. 1982) of the pixel font SysFrag (2002). Web site. [Google]
Graphic designer in Atlanta, GA. Home page. Mayhem 594 (2009) is a nice example of blackletter type in use. [Google]
During his studies in Atlanta, GA, Tucker Lebsack created a typeface that was inspired by the plumbing department of Home Depot. [Google]
Macon, GA-based graphic designer who made the kitchen tile typeface TY Psychology (2006), and the modular trapezoidal typeface TY Krypton (2006). [Google]
Designer in Atlanta (b. 1976) who made the finger brush font Inkdup (2001), Ruffdup, Satellite, Screen VST, Sinestra, Singapore and Stereotype. In 2005, he added Moderna (a lightweight sans text face). He does custom type design. [Google]
Type Theory is a journal of contemporary typography featuring news, views, reviews and interviews. Ty Wilkins founded Type Theory in January of 2009, but the last post was made in 2010. He graduated from Auburn University with a Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and currently works as a graphic designer for Gardner Design where he specializes in brand development. Ty Wilkins is the Macon, GA-based graphic designer who made the kitchen tile face TY Psychology (2006), and the modular trapezoidal typeface TY Krypton (2006). [Google]
TypeCon 2009 was held in Atlanta, Georgia, July 14-19, 2009, at the Center for Design Study. The Atlanta Site Committee Chairs were Hank Richardson, Nancy Rorabaugh, Albert Whitley, and Joey Hannaford. Speakers include Matthew Carter, John Downer, Craig Eliason, Peter Enneson, Shelley Gruendler, Stefán Kjartansson, Akira Kobayashi, Kevin Larson, Gerry Leonidas, Mathieu Lommen, Brian Lucid, Bruno Maag, Vítor Quelhas, Hank Richardson, Stuart Sandler, Paul Shaw, Jim Sherraden, and Ilene Strizver. Pictures (mostly by Eben Sorkin). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of Metric Display (2015), a modular geometric typeface. Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Savannah, GA. Creator of the gaspipe typeface Arbitor (2012).
Behance link. [Google]
East Point, GA-based designer of Datakut (2012, an outline face), Razor (2012, a texture face) and Taco (2012, a wavy face). All typefaces were made with FontStruct. [Google]
Web Design Conference
April 6-7, 1999, Hyatt Regency, Atlanta. Keynote speaker Roger Black. [Google]
During his studies in Savannah, GA, Wesley Sharp created the thin avant-garde Aphrodite Sans typeface (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of this display face (2005). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of Tubby (2012), a typeface in which each letter was inspired by a carved bar of ivory soap. She also designed Geoffrey Script (2012). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based student who designed these typefaces (2005). [Google]
Zach and Beth Wilkinson
Gainesville, GA-based designers of these handcrafted typefaces: Bookshelf (2013), Secret Society (2015). Creative Market link. [Google]
Zach Scott (Zach Scott Design, Canton, GA) created the logotype Unbound (2013). [Google]
Zane Townsend is from Georgia (b. 1977) but lives (lived?) in Tokyo. He gave away his fonts under foundry names such as Unrender.com, "The StyleMachine", "13th Degree Fonts" and "Ghost Font Foundry". Alternate URL at eksten.com.
List of typefaces: 13DokusanNormal, 13Fletcher [hacker font], 13Ghosts [letters in circles], 13GhostsBlack, 13GhostsFull, 13Inka [dingbats], 13Misa, 13Roshi [sci-fi], Astro, Ghost. [Google]
Zone38 (or: Codeman38)
From Georgia, Cody Boisclair's pixel fonts based on fonts found in Nintendo or Super Nintendo games, made in 2001: PCSeniorReg, PressStartReg, ReturnOfGanonReg, LunchtimeDoublySoReg, ManaspaceReg, PressStartK, DeluxeFont (pixel font), SenorSaturno.
In 2003, these were added: Press Start 2P (free at Google Web Fonts and OFL: a bitmap font based on the font design from 1980s Namco arcade games), Yoster Island, Kong Text and DP Comic.
Alternate URL. Devian Tart link. Dafont link. Open Font Library link. Fontspace link. [Google]