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Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
lucdevroye@gmail.com
http://luc.devroye.org
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Abdul

Lebanese designer who created Beantown (2004, an athletic lettering font), Staubach (2004, an athletic lettering face based on the lettering of the Dallas Cowboys), Wagner Modern (2011), Kroftsmann (2004, on octagonal face), Kavelry (2004, based on the Kemper Insurance logo), 4th and inches (2008, rounded octagonal; based on the proprietary font used by Russell Athletic, makers of sports apparel as used by Georgia Tech BKB, Washington State, Alabama State, Tennessee State, Mississippi Valley State, and many others in college football), and PopWarner (2004, a Bank Gothic lookalike), Wagner Zip Change (grotesque), Richardson Fancy Block. Creator of some free soccer team lettering alphabets in 2010: Louisville, Puff Script, Red Raiders, Richardson Fancy Block, Wagner Zip-Change (based on grotesque signage letters), ACMilan2009, ASRoma, ChampionsLeague, England2007, MLSUniform, RealMadrid2009. About his GeauxXPDF face (2010), he writes: I had extracted a nearly complete set on this one a few years back, except for J and Z which I created on my own. As best I can tell, it only exists as an upper case font without most punctuation, so I created that too to make it more useable. I don't know how much LSU [Louisiana State University] paid for this design, but to me it always looked like something that Larabie or Iconian would have given away. He also extracted HDRadioAlphabet from a rounded Arial face he found on HD radio. His UScoreRGK (2012) is a blocky angular font used on-screen by Fox Sports. LCD Display (2012) is a 28-segment LED font. UA Terrafont (2012) was based upon the vector art in this PDF file.

In 2013, he published the athletic lettering family High School USA and the octagonal typeface UA Cadet.

See also here. Dafont link. Fontspace link. Another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Andres Lugo

Art director in Metairie, LA, who designed a few display faces in 2011: Eclipse, Eclipped, Regression (octagonal), JUNKY boy (ultra-fat, counterless), Gorilla.

Russian propaganda poster art led to Burial (2013), Quickdraw (2013, Western), Aerial (2013) and Aerial Stencil (2013). He also made techno / sports typefaces Enforcer (2013) and Form (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

CBdO Fonts Foundry
[Charles Borges de Oliveira]

The CBdO Fonts Foundry is headed by Charles Borges de Oliveira (b. New Orleans, 1971) and is located in Arlington, WA. Borges's typefaces are mostly scripts, signage typefaces and comic book style typefaces. many of them were first done at or are copublished with Letterhead Fonts.

He also sells through Font Bros and Letterhead. Klingspor link.

View the typeface library of Charles Borges. Fontspring link. Interview in 2013.

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Charles Borges de Oliveira
[CBdO Fonts Foundry]

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Charles Ramsey

Charles Ramsey (Seattle, WA) created Folding (2012, an octagonal typeface). Charles was raised in New Orleans.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cornelius

Cornelius (aka Samurai Lincoln) is the New Orleans-based designer of Slacker (2004, handwriting). Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Edward Kersh

Born in Birmingham, AL, in 1984, he graduated with a BFA in graphic design from Auburn University in 2007 and and MFA in graphic design from Lousiana Tech University in 2011. Fontspace link. Creator of the sci-fi / techno face Ganymede Takeover (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Frank Ford

Alexandria, LA-based designer of the Zydeco family (lunatic handwriting, Thirstype). Helso designed Stroke (a great handwriting family, Thirstype), Other designs may be found at T-26 (such as TECHNOIRE-Fuse), Plazm, Thirstype, Prototype Experimental Foundry. At FORDESIGN, his own company, he made LovingTheAlien (1996). At Prototype Experimental Foundry, he published Ghetto Prince (calligraphic grunge) and Spumoni. Note: Spumoni is a trademark of Letterperfect Design (it is the name of a font by Garrett Boge), so Randy Ford might be violating a trademark here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Giselle Eastman

Born in 1983 in Arlington, VA, Giselle is a first year student of music composition at LSU in Baton Rouge, LA. She designed the Boston bull terrier dingbat font Boston Love (2006). Yet another home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hailey Elizabeth

Student in Louisiana, b. 1996. Creator of the fat finger face Maybe But Not Always (2011) and of the hand-printed Paper Girl (2013).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Haley Whatley

Shreveport, LA-based designer (b. 1990) of Cheeto-ese (2006, handwriting). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Karen Patrick

Graphic design student from Baton Rouge, LA, who is making a Bodoni Semi-serif (2003). [Google] [More]  ⦿

JL143

Creator at Louisiana State University of the angst-inspiring sketchy face Sketchy (2011, iFontMaker). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Josh Pellegrin

As a student, Josh Pellegrin (Houma, LA) created Odd Naught in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lillette Marceaux

Graphic designer in Louisiana. She created the caps face Blow Me Away (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lindsay Barrosse

Hammond, LA-based creator of a nice typographic movie poster for the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lisa Holtzman

Lisa Holtzman is the personal foundry of Santa Monica, CA-based calligrapher Lisa Holtzman. She created the brushy face Babaloo Basic (2011). [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Mark Andresen

American designer of the interesting font NotCaslon (1995) at Emigre. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Marty Bee

Marty Bee is a designer and medical illustrator in Sulphur, LA. He has designed both free and commercial typefaces.

His commercial fonts are available from Plazm and T-26: Slumgullion (1993, a party headline font), Flowerchild, CropCircles, Gargantua, SonofStarmanA, StarmanPict.

At Plazm, he did Cibola (1995, nice dingbats), Wet and Wilde (1994) and Three Rivers (1994), for example.

Some more fonts: Wildside (1994, angular and gothic), Cheap Motel, Halloweenies, Flowerchild, Sangreal (1994, gothic), Scaredycat, SidTheSpider, Slasher (2000), Slumgullion (1993, ornamental caps), Space Cowboy, Stiletto (2000), Saguaro (2000, angular), Cactus Pete, MyShoes, Tropicana (1994, chiseled look), Trapping, Galleon, Goblin Moon (scary), Ghost Bayou (blood drip face), Big Bubba, Lafitte (2000, a didone display face), Daytripper, Contraband (grungy), Fat (1994, oriental simulation face), Fat Sushi, Beatnik, Kerouac (1994, a Kafkaesque face), PostModern Oblique (2000), PricklyPear (2000, angular and angry), AtomicSushi.

The font WheresMarty by an unknown designer is named after the world-wide search for Marty. Where are you, Marty?

Free fonts at Fontspace: Freakout, Frankenstein, Atomic Sushi (1999, oriental simulation face), Manzanita (1990), Hill William (2011, brush face), Kris Kris (2000, gothic; an even sharper and more condensed version of Stiletto), Porpoise (1994, pixelish).

FontShop link. Moorstation link, where one can also find Calypso (1997, after Excoffon's Calypso, 1958), which Marty claims as not done by him. The Calypso typeface at that site was made by Martin Pfeiffer, in fact.

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

Mary Louise Killen

Mary Louise earned a BFA in graphic design and painting from Louisiana State University. She also earned a MFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in Visual Communications. Now based in Louisiana, she graduated from the type design program at the University of Reading in 2010.

As a student, she designed the upbeat text face Acadie and the Thai face Yala. She explains: Acadie regular and italic are drawn with reference to the broad-edged pen. A model of inspiration was Christoph Noordzij's typeface, Collis. It maintains a good performance in long texts with subtle calligraphic fluidity. To enhance liveliness and avoid a static monolinear stroke, Acadie utilizes higher contrast with a tall x-height to show an energetic visual impression on a page. About Yala: Yala regular is also created with reference to the broad-edged pen. Precedents examined are Adobe Thai, Sukothai (Linotype) and other angular typefaces printed in 1930 letterpress editions. The design of Yala creates an even color suitable for long texts and even diacritical positioning. Resisting a monolinear stroke similar to Cordi New (Microsoft), a higher contrast design favorable to a handwritten form is developed. Additional scans of Acadie: i, ii, iii. In 2010, she drew Apartment Type, a set of objects. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tal Leming
[Type Supply]

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Type Supply
[Tal Leming]

Tal Leming is a graphic designer, type designer and letterer who lived in Wilmington, DE, but moved his stakes to Baltimore, MD. He graduated from Louisiana State University in 1997. An avid RoboFog scripter, he joined Erik van Blokland and Just van Rossum to initiate the RoboFab project in 2003. After graduation in 1997 from the Louisiana State University Graphic Design program, he worked as a designer at two agencies in south Louisiana. In September of 2001, Tal joined the House Industries staff as a designer in the Type Development, Product Promotions and Python Systems Implementation Department. He worked on the Ed Benguiat collection, for example.

In 2005, he left House and started his own company eventually called Type Supply. Type Supply designs typefaces for corporations and publications. Their typefaces:

  • Baxter. An informal face used as a casula typeface in MyPublisher's BookMaker software. Commissioned by Christian Schwartz.
  • Bullet (House). Bullet is based on a bit of lettering drawn by Ken Barber for the House Industries Pop Art package.
  • Burbank (2007), a bouncy signage, animation, and package lettering family, about which Christian Schwartz writes: Well-drawn one-off display faces are easy to find, especially bouncy sans serifs. Complete suites of faces in this genre, however, are nearly impossible to find, especially families that are crafted with as much care as Burbank. I really appreciate seeing the attention to detail that usually goes into serious text family put into a family primarily intended for display use.
  • House Gothic 23. Tal Leming writes: The family was originally designed by Allen Mercer for use on the company's commissions, most notably the legendary promotions for Custom Papers Group. In 1995, House released the family to the public with modest success, but it was largely relegated to the back of House's catalogs. House went through a bit of a sans serif obsession in the early 2000s and decided that it was time to give House Gothic its time in the spotlight. Rich Roat asked me to polish up House Gothic and make it a bit more usable. I completely reworked Allen's original drawings, making the letterforms work better in headlines, added accented glyphs, reorganized the styles and more. Once that was done, I added completely new Extended and Text styles. The family more than doubled its size into 23 total fonts and was rechristened House Gothic 23.
  • Marigny (2014). He writes about this pleasant casula roundish typeface: Marigny, designed by Tal Leming, is a casual typeface that was drawn with serious typography in mind. It has the same basic proportions as classical oldstyle typefaces (think of Garamond and friends) and these give it a similar typographic rhythm to one that we have known for several hundred years. The hand-rendered forms transform this familiar texture into something very warm and pleasant. In a way, dipping into a block of text set in Marigny is like putting on your favorite pair of comfortable slippers.
  • Mission and Control. An athletic lettering family commissioned by Reebok for their 2008 NFL Sideline and NHL Center Ice collections.
  • Ohm (2009). A neon type family.
  • Runway (House). Runway is an ode to House's sans serif obsession of the early 2000s.
  • Shag Lounge. a signage family: When I was working at House Industries, we decided that we should develop a font kit inspired by the work of Josh "Shag" Agle. Josh hadn't done much lettering work so we asked him to send us samples of lettering that he liked. Many of the things he sent featured whimsical, hand-cut lettering from the 1960s. We were really into this as well, so that formed the starting point for Shag Lounge. The typeface evolved into an amalgamation of a neo-grotesque style sans serif and hand-cut lettering.
  • Timonium (2012) can be bought from Type Supply.
  • Torque. An octagonal family with a great inline style. Torque (2009) began its life as an amalgamation of an American athletic lettering style and classic space lettering styles. There were also references to the video games, laser games and 1980s pre-teen sci-fi action movies of my youth.
  • United Ark. A military stencil face: Clint Schultz hired me to create a custom version of United for use on props in a Paramount feature film. The main goal of the project was to perfectly match stenciled lettering seen in a film released 27 years earlier. How exciting was it to make a typeface for a sequel to a classic film that I grew up with? Very, very, very, very exciting. This font is not, and will never be, available for relicensing, so please don't ask.
  • United. House industries commissioned me to develop the United family as an homage to stereotypical U.S. Military lettering styles. [...] United has become quite popular since its release and it has been seen just about everywhere from NFL coverage on FOX to the New York Times editorial page.

At ATypI 2008 in St. Petersburg, his talk (shared with Ken Barber) was entitled Pac-Man fever, quantum mechanics and the design of digital type.

Tal Leming's personal web site. Village link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

TypeCon 2011

TypeCon 2011 took place in New Orleans from July 5-10, 2011, at the Royal Sonesta. Dedicated web page. Speakers: Lynne Baggett, Ed Benguiat, William Berkson, David Berlow, John D. Berry, Scott Boms, Veronika Burian, Aaron Carambula, Nancy Sharon Collins, Viviana Cordova, Bill Davis, Carolina de Bartol, Luke Dorny, John Dowling, John Downer, Angela Driscoll, Carol Fillip, Lorrie Frear, Mehmet Gözetlik, Will Hill, Jessica Hische, Otmar Hoefer, Amelia Hugill-Fontanel, Mark Jamra, John Jennings, Kenneth Jones, Akira Kobayashi, Jenny LeBlanc, Gerry Leonidas, Ian Lynam, Grahame Lynch, Erik Marinovich, Ricardo Martins, Erin McLaughlin, Vince Mitchell, Anita Nottingham, Sharon Oiga, Ketty Miranda Orozco, Leonard Otillio, Dr. Kayanna Pace, David Peacock, Thomas Phinney, Rafael Díaz Rey, Nancy Rorabaugh, Anthony Rozak, David Rozak, Yvette Rutledge, José Scaglione, Juliet Shen, Neil Summerour, Guy Villa, Brian Warren, Jim Wasco, Marcin Wichary, and Onur Yazicgil.

Reports and pictures. Flickr page. Pictures by Frank Rolf. Twitter page. Applied Arts Magazine: Missives from the Field at TypeCon 2011. InvadeNOLA: TypeCon2011 Recap. Felt & Wire: TypeCon Lagniappe. Uppercase Magazine: TypeCon2011 Recap #1. Uppercase Magazine: TypeCon2011 Recap #2. Uppercase Magazine: TypeCon2011 Recap #3. Uppercase Magazine: TypeCon2011 Recap #4. Uppercase Magazine: TypeCon2011 Recap #5. Flickr: TypeCon (and New Orleans) Photos by Scott Boms. Flickr: TypeCon (and New Orleans) Photos by Andy van der Raadt. Flickr: TypeCon (and New Orleans) Photos by Corey Holms. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Victor Einhardt

Columbus, OH-based designer (b. 1979) of Victor's Pixel Font (2005). Alternate URL. Yet another URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿