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Type scene in Idaho



[Headline set in Goldburg (2006), a typeface designed by Ray Larabie based on Idaho historical markers from the 1950s which in turn were created by George Bowditch]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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http://luc.devroye.org
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Alexis Roizen

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

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).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cale Cathey

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

Conrad Garner

BFA Graphic Design, Boise State University, ID, 2011. Creator of the free heavy copperplate sans typeface Idaho (2012).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

D. Sandmeyer

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

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]  ⦿

George Bowditch

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

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 face 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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

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]  ⦿

John A. Hern
[The Happy Greyhound]

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Kyle Richards

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

Morgan Sorensen

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

Nicholas Moseley

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

RiotGurl

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

  • 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.
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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]  ⦿

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]  ⦿