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Graphic designer in Moscow, ID. She created an all caps alphabet that was inspired by Indian art in 2009. [Google]
Voltage writes: Ashley Mackay is a disarmingly quirky and eclectic freelance graphic designer and illustrator based in Salt Lake City, Utah. Her portfolio has everything from illustrations for Martha Stewart Magazine and HarperCollins to hand lettering for her mother, exemplifying Mackay's unaffected and openhearted style--just what you'd expect from an Idaho farm girl with a fondness for bikes and kittens.
In 2012, she created the hanmd-printed typefaces Penny Loafer Sharp and Penny Loafer Round. [Google]
Bethany Aurand, a graphic designer in Boise, ID, combined Palatino, Kepler, and Giovanni when she created her thesis typeface in 2012 in the BFA program at the University of Missouri-St. Louis. [Google]
Cale Cathey (Boise, ID) created Digital Stitch (2012). [Google]
BFA Graphic Design, Boise State University, ID, 2011. Creator of the free heavy copperplate sans typeface Idaho (2012).
Dafont link. [Google]
Born in 1979, this designer from Idaho created an original display face called Orbital String (2009). In 2012, Hand of Diesel (handprinted) followed. [Google]
Drunk Robot Fonts
Ryan is a graphic designer at Oliver, Russell&Associates in Boise, Idaho. Ryan Donahue's creations at Drunk Robot Fonts are available from Garagefonts: Caribou, Drunk Robot Pimp (2000), Drunk Robot Debt Collector (used to be free), Specious, Pimp, Drunk Robot Farmer's Daughter (used to be free), and Dotminatrix (a pixel font at Garagefonts that used to be free). Review by Fred Showker. MyFonts link. FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Designer in 1957 of a typeface used for Idaho State Historical Markers. Digitized by Ray Larabie as Goldburgs (2006). [Google]
Designer in Boise, ID, who created the architecturally-inspired typeface Union Block (2012).
Behance link. [Google]
Idaho native who designed the dingbat face ITC Wild West (1997). FontShop identifies her with Janet Murphy. Klingspor link. [Google]
Creator of Noisewater (2009), his final project for a typography class at ITT-Tech in Boise, ID. Fontspace link. [Google]
Idaho-based designer of an oriental simulation font in 2008. [Google]
John A. Hern
[The Happy Greyhound]
Student with a double major in Architecture and Graphic Design at the University of Idaho. FontStructor who made Digicurve (2012). [Google]
Boise, ID-based creator of Tricycle Font (2012, art deco). [Google]
Rexburg, ID-based creator of Candy String (2013). [Google]
Based in Boise, ID, RiotGurl (b. 1980) designed Bitchin Babe (2004). [Google]
[Drunk Robot Fonts]
Idaho-based author of
- Historical Scripts from Classical Times to the Renaissance (1998, Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE). This is an excellent survey of bookhands containing full-page, enlarged illustrations and well-researched sources. It is a useful text for studying the history of manuscripts as well as the details of letter construction.
- Historical Types from Gutenberg to Ashendene (2012, Oak Knoll Press, New Castle, DE). This book covers Jenson, Griffo, Garamont, Caslon, Baskerville, Bodoni, Simon de Colines, Miklós Kis, Johann Michael Fleischman, and Richard Austin.
The Happy Greyhound
[John A. Hern]
The Happy Greyhound is John Hern's metal type foundry in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. It sells and ships metal type, including an interesting-looking Heintzemann Fraktur [after Karl Heintzemann], and nice sets of initials such as the John Alden Initials, Ben Franklin Initials, Lombardic Initials, and Massey Initials, as well as several great border sets. [Google]
University of Idaho
A free barcode font, 3of9new. [Google]