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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. [Google]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, who created the sans display typeface Buffalo Rock (2010). [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]
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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
Behance link. [Google]
[Nerfect Type Laboratories]
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 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]
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]
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]
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]
[Zone38 (or: Codeman38)]
Context Foundry is run by Alex Liebold out of Savannah, GA. Alex Liebold's typefaces include Monster Party (2007, monster-themed caps) and Cougher (2008, a grotesque based on the lettering of E. McKnight Kauffer).
Fresh Produce (2008) is a hand-painted signage typeface by Greg Christman.
Ghoulies (2008) is a ghost-themed all-caps alphabet, drawn by Greg Christman.
Montreal (2008) is a fat counterless typeface by Jenna Holcombe.
Eric Schwartzwelder drew Chiropractor (2008), a bold mechanical face, and the display typeface Jayhawker (2014).
Cougher Black (2010) is a big bold typeface inspired by E. McKnight Kauffer and vintage travel posters. Elise (2014) is 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]
[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
Typefoundry 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). [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]
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]
BFA student in Graphic Design at Savannah College of Art and Design. Creator of the free typeface Anderson (2012), a semi-hexagonal creature. [Google]
Freelance illustrator in Savannah, GA. She created the award-winning typographic poster Milagres in 2011.
Behance link. [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]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the artistic keyhole font Quorra (2015) during her studies at Savannah College of Art and Design. [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]
Designer in Atlanta, GA, who created the techno typeface DAF Left (2014). [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]
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]
Located in Atlanta, GA, Hannah Barganier created the ornamental typeface Crop in 2013. Behance link. [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), and Ainslie Sans (2014).
- 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 Titling (2007) is inspired by Trajan. Aviano Silk (2015) is a bilined decorative titling typeface.
- Barcis (2013). An organic sans family.
- Beastias (2006). An informal script face.
- 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 codesigned 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 closed the set.
- Carta Marina is a family of medieval map text faces and dingbats (2007).
- 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 faces. Chennai Slab (2009).
- Coegit (2012). A sans family that offers Compressed, Compact and Condensed subsets.
- Cohort (2010, elliptical sans).
- Coupe (2003).
- Dienstag (2008, 8 styles).
- Donnerstag (2010, extended slab serif).
- Eigerdals (2010, rounded sans family).
- Enocenta (2013). A penmanship typeface family done with Cecilia Marina Pezoa.
- Enzia (2009, an elegant sans family).
- Fizgiger (2006). An informal script face.
- Florencia (2007) is a vintage script.
- Foverdis (2010, a calligraphic family that includes a hairline).
- Grenale (2013). A flashy in-your-face didone family from Thin to Heavy. Grenale #2 (2013) is a curvy sans that is alomst a monoline.
- 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).
- 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, and Le Havre Hand (2015).
- 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.
- Marintas (2012).
- Massif (2008) is an aggressive sans 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 (2010; +Titling, +Royale) is another 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 (2008) is a monolinear retro script.
- 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).
- RendtPhysic (2006).
- Ript Cure (2005).
- Sancoale (2011, an organic sans family, from Thin to Black). Sancoale Narrow (2011). Sancoale Softened (2012). Sancoale Slab (2012). Sancoale Slab Soft (2013).
- Savigny (2011). Images: Savigny Black Extened, Savigny Regular Condensed.
- Serofina (2010, a calligraphic face).
- Savory Paste (2007). Grunge.
- Shrike2003 (2003).
- Sildetas (2010, a high-contrast script typeface with tear drop terminals).
- Solitas (2015). A rounded 42-style geometric sans family.
- 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).
- 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 faces.
- Terfens (2007) is an informal and quite rounded sans serif with inspiration from chancery scripts like Stefania.
- Torcao (2013). An elliptical anthroposophic typeface family.
- Valfieris (2006). Valfieris Aged (2007) imitates medieval printing.
- Xalapa (2008) is a grunge family.
- Yevida and Yevida Potens (2006, scripts).
- Youngblood (2008, +Youngblood Antique, 2010) is non-connected.
Catalog of their typefaces. View Jeremy Dooley's font library. View Jeremy Dooley's typefaces. [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]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Jalina Falvey designed the display typeface MIA (2014). [Google]
Atlanta, GA-based designer of the hand-crafted 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]
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]
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]
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]
[Seven Seas Design Co]
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 Savannah, GA where she is pursuing her MFA in graphic design at SCAD, class of 2013. She runs Kelsey Cronkhite Design. Creator of the octagonal typeface Powerpants (2011), and of the flowing curly script typeface Blue Spruce (2013).
Behance link. [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). [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
Graphic designer from Hartwell, GA. Creator of the hand-printed typeface ytchknstrut (2007) and of Emanate (2007, a simple sans). [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]
During her studies at SCAD in Savannah, GA, Lauren Anderson designed the vintage typeface Lanister (2013). [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]
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]
Industrial designer who studied at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. He designed Proteus (2013), a modernized Greek typeface that utilizes robust monospaced letter forms. [Google]
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 faces 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).
- 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 faces 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).
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).
View Matt Desmond's typefaces. [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]
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. Behance link.
Creator of these typefaces: [Google]
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 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]
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. His Derekbats, Creaky Tiki, Creaky Frank and Creaky Solid were done with Stuart Sandler and appeared in 2008 at Sideshow. Derek Yaniger and Stuart Sandler published Wildsville: The Art of Derek Yaniger. [Google]
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]
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 faces!), 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]
During his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA, Nicholas Sedlazek created a roman caps typeface (2011). [Google]
Nigel Sequeira or Nigel Fitzgerald created Sylvia Sans for a school project at SCAD in Savannah, GA, in 2013. [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]
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]
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:
- Aaux, Aaux Office (2002), Aaux Pro (2004), Aaux Next (2009, 72 typefaces), Aaux Alphanumera, Aaux Emoticons.
- The Air Superfamily (2011), which consists of 81 sans faces. Followed by Air Soft (2011).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- Cynapse (2003; or Cynapse Pro. 2004, 12 weights). A sans family.
- Directors Gothic (2013, Lettering Inc). A large retro sans family.
- Donatora (2004).
- 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).
- Halogen (2012). An organic wide techno sans family. In 2014, he added Halogen Slab and Halogen Flare (flared). All have hairlines.
- Headcold (2004).
- Iru1, Iru2.
- Juicy (T-26, 2004, brushdrawn family).
- Kari and Kari Pro (2005): a connected upright script. Kari Display (2009).
- 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.
- 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).
- 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.
- The Type Trust: Magneta (2009, The Type Trust). Includes a Condensed subfamily.
- 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, sans family).
- 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.
- Romp (2009, condensed hand-printed).
- 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.
- Shameless (2013). A connected penmanship-style script.
- Sneakers (2003-2004): athletic lettering family. Also, Sneakers Script.
- 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 (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]
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]
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]
Designer in Atlanta, GA. Creator of Shri Ramanjenya (2014: a custom Devanagari typeface) and Sufi (2014), a display typeface based on Bodoni and Arabic calligraphy. [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 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]
Using iFontMaker, Scott Banks (Scott Banks Design, Atlanta, GA) created Pants (2011), a hand-printed shaded 3d face. Other faces by him include Scrubby (2011), Fatlanta (2011) and Mono (2011). [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 typeface Ola Moon (2015). Creative Market link. [Google]
Duluth, GA-based designer of the experimental typeface Type Dye (2012). [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 this display face (2005). [Google]
Savannah, GA-based designer of the curly display typeface Bash (2013). [Google]
Designer (b. Siglufjordur), 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.
Creator of 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, as well as Armchair Modern (influenced by the long elliptic shapes of furniture and TV tubes). Homepage at Armchair Media. At YouWorkForThem, he published Black Sabbath (2008), an elegant ultra black slab serif face. Cumulus and Foam (2010) is totally experimental, with shapes that evoke both plastic and sex. Still in 2010, he created the Armchair Modern family of elliptical sans faces, from AGauge (hairline) to EGauge (very fat and yummy)---Armchair Modern was derived from the logo created for Armchair Media Group by Stefan Kjartansson. The design is ultra-modern, reminiscent of work by Mark Newson and Arne Jacobsen furniture.
In 2015, he designed the tall ultra-condensed 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, Ben Day Square, Brahn Mufun, Cheap&Easy, CyberZombie, Dogs on Mars?, Dreamtime, Electric Weasel, Font Pirate, Guilty, Human Condition, Jackrabbits Bar, LEaD Lights, Liquid Sex (LED lights font), LouD, Lumberjack Fred, Mondo Kaizen (South American dingbats), Neck Candy, NudE, Nurse Ratchet, Omaha, Regeneration X, Roadkill Piqnik (1998, roadkill dingbats!!!), Ridicule, SkannerZ, Sprokette, Leather Jackets, Trumen, Two Beers, FoodFancy, HappyGoLucky, Dungeoneer2, LiquidSexHardEdgedandEmpty, LiquidSexItalic, LumberjackFred, NeckCandy, NudE, NudEAnorexic, NudERubenesque, NudERubenesqueItalic, NudEUNPAIDDEMO, NurseRatchet, PunkerChicksinLeatherJackets, StuddedLeatherJackets, TwoBeersfree. Web page has gone Flash-crazy. At Plazm, he published Derision (1995), NudE (1995), SlickDog (1995). SynFonts seems to be located in Marietta, GA, now.
Dafont link. Abstract Fonts link. [Google]
The Palladam Tamil font was designed in 1989-1990 by T. Govindaraj who works or worked at Georgia Tech in Atlanta. Plus software for its use in TeX. Alternate URL. [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]
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]
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 faces (2005). [Google]
Zach and Beth Wilkinson
Gainesville, GA-based designers of these hand-crafted 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 a guy from Georgia (b. 1977) who lives 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]