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Type scene in Idaho

[Headline set in Ray Larabie's Goldburg (2006)]


Alexis Roizen

Graphic designer in Moscow, ID. She created an all caps alphabet that was inspired by Indian art in 2009. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Alisa Flahert on kerning, leading, tracking

Alisa Flahert (Rexburg, ID) gives great examples of good and bad kerning and leading, using Monotype Bodoni as a prototype example. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Amir Sjenarevic

Sandpoint, ID-based designer of the roman typeface Quest Serif (2013). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Mackay

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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Austin Brown

Moscow ID-based designer of Chunkslab (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bethany Aurand

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] [More]  ⦿

Boris Pelcer

Boris Pelcer is a Bosnian-born artist and designer based in Milwaukee, WI. He has a BFA from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and an MFA from the University of Idaho's College of Art and Architecture, Moscow, ID. In 2013, he created a gothic calligraphic typeface called Allure (Ten Dollar Fonts).

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Cale Cathey

Cale Cathey (Boise, ID) created Digital Stitch (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Clements

Rexburg, ID-based designer of Catpahbet (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cara Van Valkenburg

During her graphic design studies at Boise State University (Boise, ID), Cara Van Valkenburg created a hand-drawn typeface called Air Trails (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cindy Nicole Davis

Rexburg, ID-based designer of the plumpish typeface Flip (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Clara Gray

For a school project at Boise State University, Clara Gray (Boise, ID) designed the free typeface Trigray (2015, FontStruct). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Conrad Garner
[Good Gravy Type]

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Craig Morgan

Idaho-based designer of the free font family Zombie (2018) and of HoHoHo (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

D. Sandmeyer

Born in 1979, this designer from Idaho created an original display typeface called Orbital String (2009). In 2012, Hand of Diesel (hand-printed) followed. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dan Cotton

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

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

Daniel Clements

At Boise State University in Boise, ID, Daniel Clements designed the monoline display typeface Audi in 2014. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dansie Design
[Whitney Mugleston]

Idaho-based designer of these handcrafted typefaces:

  • In 2017: Lakeside, Dreamer Script, Christmas Symbols, Everyday Charm Script.
  • In 2018: Awestruck, Rocky, Quirky, Valentine Symbol Font, Cascade.
  • In 2019: Christmas Symbols, Fall Phrases, Pool Party, Sweet Slice, Lovely You, Make Waves, Honey Script.
  • In 2020: Christmas Stocking, Christmas Light, Haunted, Autumn Skies, Wish List, Whatever, Elementary, Moonlight, Huckleberry.
  • In 2021: Skeleton Bones, School Doodles, Farmer's Market, Daisy, Islander, Cinema.
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Drunk Robot Fonts
[Ryan Donahue]

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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emily Loewe

During her studies in Boise, ID, Emily Loewe designed the floral display typeface Crocus (2017). [Google] [More]  ⦿

George Bowditch

Designer in 1957 of a typeface used for Idaho State Historical Markers. Digitized by Ray Larabie as Goldburgs (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Good Gravy Type
[Conrad Garner]

BFA Graphic Design, Boise State University, ID, 2011. Now located in Tampa, FL, Conrad Garner created of the free heavy copperplate sans typeface Idaho (2012) and the copperplate display typeface family Port City (2017, Font Bros; in Press, Sans and Serif sub-styles).

In 2018, he designed the signage typeface Koozie Script (+Icons), the condensed grotesque Dabronx, and the squarish all caps sans typeface family Cold Cuts (the latter with Dathen Boardman).

Typefaces from 2019: Da Bronx Sans (a 12-style condensed grotesque family by Dathan Boardman and Conrad Garner).

Home page of Good Gravy Co (not secure). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Bischoff

Hannah Bischoff (Hannah Marie Design, Rexburg, ID) created Inked Alphabet (2013), an experimental typeface with the texture and look of lipstick. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Inna Grishchuk

Boise, ID-based designer of the textured techno Latin / Cyrillic typeface Boldrus (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jade Wong

Designer in Boise, ID, who created the architecturally-inspired typeface Union Block (2012).

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Janet Chavis
[Janet Murphy]

Idaho native who designed the dingbat typeface ITC Wild West (1997). FontShop identifies her with Janet Murphy. Monotype: Janet Murphy's professional background is in graphic art and illustration. Janet has lived in Idaho for many years creating logos, commissioned illustrations, murals and originals for small businesses, corporations and individuals all over the West. Many of her illustrations have been published in magazines, travel guides, and catalogs. Some of her diverse clients include: American Fisheries Society Idaho Fish and Game, Canyons Incorported, Idaho Dairy Council, Idaho State Travel Guide / es drake Advertising, Kootenai River Network, The Redbone Journal Magazine, Reel Women Fly Fishing Adventures, Trout Unlimited and more.

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Janet Murphy
[Janet Chavis]

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Jared Griggs

Creator of Noisewater (2009), his final project for a typography class at ITT-Tech in Boise, ID. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeanette Chan

Idaho-based designer of an oriental simulation font in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Barron
[Jessica Barron Designs]

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Jessica Barron Designs
[Jessica Barron]

Meridian, ID-based designer of the upright rabbit ear ronde typeface Swirl (2019). [Google] [More]  ⦿

John A. Hern
[The Happy Greyhound]

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John Moore

Rexburg, ID-based creator of Spillt Wrong (2015), an ink splatter typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Justin Wheeler

Graphic designer in Idaho Falls, ID, who created the typeface Neon Psycho in 2015, which was inspired by Hitchcock's famous thriller, Psycho. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Katie Swanson

As a student, Katie Swanson (Nampa, ID) designed the handcrafted Natonal Park style sans typeface Up A Creek (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kimberly Anderson

In 2015, Idaho Falls, Idaho-based Kimberly Anderson created a visual alphabet that is based on the cup rings of cranberry juice. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kyle Richards

Student with a double major in Architecture and Graphic Design at the University of Idaho. FontStructor who made Digicurve (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Cavazos

During her studies at BSU in Boise, ID, Lauren Cavazos designed the modular pixelish decorative typeface Magical Girl (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Alayne
[Megan Farmer]

During her studies at SAHM, Megan Alayne (or Megan Farmer) (Sugar City, ID) designed the watercolor brush typeface Summer Break in 2016-2017. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Farmer
[Megan Alayne]

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Morgan Sorensen

Boise, ID-based creator of Tricycle Font (2012, art deco). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Morgan Weber

As an intern at the Idaho Museum of Natural History, Pocatello, ID-based Morgan Weber designed the geometric sans typeface family Omen (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicholas Moseley

Rexburg, ID-based creator of Candy String (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Based in Boise, ID, RiotGurl (b. 1980) designed Bitchin Babe (2004). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ryan Donahue
[Drunk Robot Fonts]

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Stan Knight

Idaho-based author of

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Stephanie Copenhaver

During her studies at Northwest Nazarene University, Nampa, ID-based Stephanie Copenhaver created the sans typeface To The Left (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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] [More]  ⦿

Tiffani Wood

During her studies at Northwest Nazarene University, Kuna, ID-based Tiffani Wood designed the elegant sans typeface Grow Rounded (2016). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tyler Winchester

Boise, ID-based designer who created the display typeface Winchester (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

University of Idaho

A free barcode font, 3of9new. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Whitney Mugleston
[Dansie Design]

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