TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Thu Nov 27 00:30:55 EST 2014
Type scene in Louisiana
Lebanese designer who created Beantown (2004, an athletic lettering font), Staubach (2004, an athletic lettering typeface 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 typeface (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 typeface 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.
Borges Lettering (was: CBdO Fonts Foundry)
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.
Charles Borges de Oliveira
Charles Ramsey (Seattle, WA) created Folding (2012, an octagonal typeface). Charles was raised in New Orleans.
Baton Rouge, LA-based designer (b. 1988) of Watchers (2014), OCD Narrow (2014: OCD stads for obsessive compulsive syndrom), and Sex Pistols (2007, grunge sans ransom note face).
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 typeface Ganymede Takeover (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
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] ⦿
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] ⦿
Student in Louisiana, b. 1996. Creator of the fat finger typeface Maybe But Not Always (2011) and of the hand-printed Paper Girl (2013).
Hammond, LA-based creator of a nice typographic movie poster for the Woody Allen film Midnight in Paris (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Marty Bee is a designer and medical illustrator in Sulphur, LA. He has designed both free and commercial typefaces.
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.
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 typeface Acadie and the Thai typeface 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 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. Python scripting guru working mainly with Letterror and House Industries on projects using FontLab and Robofab. 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:
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.
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] ⦿