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Type scene in Maine
American designer, b. 1967, California. Married to Ken Russell, who runs Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME.
In 2013, Amy published the playful poster typefaces Trail Map (2013) and Merci. Farmstand (2013) is a hand-printed typeface that is accompanied by the dingbat font Farmstand Goodies. Wheat (2013) is a stylish rough-edged script face. Eeeek (2013) is a Halloween dingbat typeface. Solstice (2013) is hand-printed.
Typefaces from 2016: Sanderling(children's script), Dinghy (beatnik style) and Dinghybats, Storyboard (a primitve painter's font), Quince (a hand-crafted typeface), Kiwi (a juice bar font accompanied by the dingbat font Kiwi Fruits).
Atlantic Fonts in Camden, ME, is the foundry of type designer Ken Russell (b. 1962, CA). His typefaces are mostly hand-printed. In 2010, he published Sync, Radio, Kahiki, Clue, Once (curly), Episodian (retro techno), Rewire, and History. In 2011, he added the fat funky typeface Earthling, Orange Cat (hand-printed poster face), and the fun typefaces Gruyere, Mountain Goat (comic book style) and Monarch AF.
Typefaces from 2015: Hightide (hand-lettered script).
His beautiful font Kashmir (an arts and crafts style font) was created in 1992 as a tribute to Led Zeppelin. Brian was a software designer at Northwestern's Institute of Learning Sciences. His address is listed in the text file as Box 46 CT, Bowdoin College, Brunswick ME 04011. Download link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bruce Kennett is a designer of books and exhibits, photographer, writer, and teacher. He studied calligraphy and book design with Austrian artist Friedrich Neugebauer, and later translated Neugebauer's book The Mystic Art of Written Forms. Kennett also served as manager and book designer at Maine's Anthoensen Press. His client list ranges from the Folger Shakespeare Library and the Grolier Club to L.L.Bean and the Mount Washington Observatory.
Author of W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design (2017, Letterform Archive, San Francisco). Bruce Kennett discovered the work of W. A. Dwiggins in 1972 and has drawn inspiration from it ever since, writing articles, essays, and lecturing widely about the man and his many talents. Bruce has been working steadily on this book since 2003. The publisher's blurb: W. A. Dwiggins: A Life in Design offers an engaging and inspiring overview of the designer's wide-ranging creative output and lasting impact on the graphic arts. Bruce Kennett's careful research, warm prose, and inclusion of numerous personal accounts from Dwiggins's friends and contemporaries portray not only a brilliant designer, but a truly likable character. The texts---five essays and two works of fiction, plus a title page and colophon---are set on the Linotype in Dwiggins's Caledonia, Electra, Eldorado, Metro, and the very rare Falcon, accompanied by an assortment of Caravan ornaments. Twenty-two illustrations, hand-lettered titles, and decorated initials (all made from original Dwiggins pen-and-ink artwork in the files of Boston Public Library) accompany the text, reproduced via high-quality copper photoengravings.
His other books include a foreword in Dorothy Abbe's William Addison Dwiggins: Stencilled Ornament and Illustration (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Portland, ME-based designer of the free polka dotted typerface Tilastia (2015).
Travel writer based in Cherry Hill, NJ. Designer (b. Augusta, ME, 1977) of the children's scribble font Urly Lurnin (2008), and of Smiley (2008, comic book face), and of the informal handwriting fonts Pickled Sans (2008), Slim Pickens (2008), Smokehouse (2008) and Gladly Mailed (2008).
Bender Script (2008) is a brush script developed from an incomplete script drawn by Charles Chas Bluemlein.
Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.
American penman, b. Camden, ME, 1869, d. Rockland, ME, 1958. He studied at Rockland Commercial College in Rockland, ME, 1887-1888. In 1888, he met penman A.R. Dunton who employed him to assist in engrossing the diplomas of the Boston Public Schools. He entered in a partnership with his penmanship teacher, H.A. Howard in 1902 until Howard's death in 1952. Howard & Brown had a thriving engrossing and designing business that covered all of the United States and Canada. [Google] [More] ⦿
Etcetera Type Company (or: ETC; was: Finck Font Co)
He created the fat counterless caps typefaces Blackout and Blackout Midnight (2008), and his most famous typeface, Ostrich Sans (2011). This typeface includes many weights, including a beautiful Ostrich Sans Inline and a hairline. In 2016, this was followed up by the layered monoline sans typeface family Ostrich Proper (+Inline).
Porter Sans (2013) is a large wide headline type family. It has a free inline outline weight. Elm (2013) is hand-printed. Blackout Sunrise (2013) is an outlined face. Lickety Split (2013) is a crayon or brush face. Almost (2013) is a poster face. Guilder (2011) is a free typeface family with an inline thrown in. Itthaca Sans and Guilder were made in 2013.
At Google Web Fonts, he republished Knewave (2011), a brush signage face.
Typefaces from 2014: Fartlek Sans (hand-crafted poster typeface), Katahdin (free), Upstater (a classical American gothic with shaded and layered styles), Grandstander (comic book face), Boo City (pixel face), Didactic Display (grunge), Upstater Ink (grunge), Blackout Noon, Finck32A, Saturnight (heavy brush), Porter Sans Ink, Typocopia (letterpress emulation), Taurus Mono (outline), Southpaw (nice informal hand), Chawp (crayon face), Mr. Brunch (brush face), Gluten FT.
Typefaces from 2015: Flabbergast (a didone), Korsque (layered), Bico (a rounded condensed organic typeface).
Typefaces from 2016: Porter Rough, Ichabod (an antiqued serif), Altitude Condensed, Imbue (a condensed didone poster typeface at Google Fonts), Retrograde (monoline and monospaced organic sans), Plainview (squarish and fat), Nonesuch (condensed sans), Juju (octagonal layered typeface family).
Typefaces from 2017: Juju (a layerable octagonal typeface family), Ichabod (an eroded typeface), Atiga, Imbue FT (a skyline typeface), Porter FT (his earlier font Porter Sans remade, and rounded styles added), Grandstander Classic. In 2020, Grandstander became a free Google font that is accompanied by a two-axis variable font.
Typefaces from 2018: ETC Gluten (an organic font family), ETC Epilogue (a variable sans font; Github link; Google Fonts link), ETC Anybody (a 72-style variable font with weight, width and slant axes), Furrow (grungy sans), Cease (techno, squarish).
Typefaces from 2019: ETC Trispace (a variable font with weight and width axes; based on League Mono), ETC Imbue (a variable font version of Imbue with a variation in optical size from Text to Display), ETC Tourney (variable font, playing on outline versus inline), Struthio (a rounded sans).
Typefaces from 2020: Birdo (an inline typeface), Prologue (a reworking of ETC Epilogue).
Alternate URL, called The League of Movable Type. Typedia link. Kernest link. League of Movable Type link. Creative Market link, Klingspor link. Dafont link. Home page. Creative Market link. Abstract Fonts link. Google Plus link. YWFT link. Old home page. Behance link. Github link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Greyletter is Neil Patel's type foundry in Portland, Maine, est. 2009. It morphed into Tetradtype in 2016. Neil Patel is a semiconductor process engineer who was introduced to type design by his wife, a graphic designer. His typefaces:
Kaitlyn Hebden (Wells, ME) first studied at the University of Redlands in Redlands, CA, and then at the University of New South Wales in Sudnay, Australia. She designed the multicolored all caps typeface Liquid Bass during her studies in Sydney in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
Maine-based photo editor, designer, and web guy. Creator of the upright connected (school) script font Fifth Grade Cursive (2011), Smotth Papyrus (a smooth version of papyrus), the cleanly hand-printed Mathilde (2012) and Popcorn Mountain (2012).
In 2013, he created Frosting For Breakfast (script face), Turkeyface, Mathilde (script face), Que Rompa (an extreme-contrast poster face: the full family is commercial), Pretty City Kitties, Mousedrawn, and the gorgeous technical handwriting typeface #1 Ichiro.
Nick Polifroni (Remedy 667) is an American illustrator and designer, b. 1980, who lived in Belleville, MI, and Falmouth (Portland), ME. He specializes in horror fonts. Creator of the scratchy font Orange Book (2007), the sans typefaces Asymek (2011) and Glasket (2011), the grungy Fueled by Schlitz (2011), the grungy Boxpot (2011), and the display typeface Absender (2011).
Grunge and display fonts from 2018: Screature (a horror font), Instant Sinner, Vampliers (a horror font), Zine Time, Hamburger Hop.
In 2020, he released Drakoala, Hell Builder, Indurske, Skate Bait, Franklinstein, Scrungy, Afraid of the Dark, Leach, Printing Black 95, Burger Witch, Union Street, Boiler Room, Birthday Massacre, Poesan Ghost, Odictums, Radio Fake, and Flying Sausage. Creative Fabrica link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
American type foundry, est. 2016, by Neil Patel. Partner of JamraPatel, a studio focusing on multi-script type systems and run jointly by Mark Jamra and Neil Patel. In 2016, Neil patel published Rieux, Text Tile, and Grafton Titling. These typefaces are transfers from Neil Patel's typefaces at Greyletter in Portland, Maine, est. 2009. His typefaces:
Three Islands Press (was: The Type Quarry)
Brian Willson (b. 1951, New Haven, CT), grew up in Austin, TX, and obtained a degree in radio, TV and film from the University of Texas in 1979. Since 1980, Willson has lived in coastal Maine, where for 15 years he worked as a writer and journalist, in both broadcast and print media, and was managing editor of National Fisherman magazine for one year. In the mid 1990s, he left the magazine business to devote his full time to Three Islands Press (3IP), a digital design and publishing company he founded in Rockland in 1989. He has been designing type since 1993. Three Islands Press (or 3IP, or The Type Quarry) used to offer 10 dollar shareware fonts. They went commercial and are now located in Rockland, ME. 3IP Type Foundry also enjoys the contributions of type designers Patricia Lillie and Lars Bergquist. Their fonts:
Portland, ME-based graphic designer specializing in Infographics, data visualization, and type design. Creator of the squarish typeface Elevator Sans (2020) and the experimental display typeface Usul Slab (2020). [Google] [More] ⦿
Advertised as Mark Jamra's Portland, ME-based digital type foundry and an academic resource. There is an extremely useful research directory, a great jump point for learning about type and its history. The site also has useful articles such as Jamra's article on optical image support and his article on form and proportion in a typeface. Mark Jamra (b. 1956) lives in Portland, Maine, where he designs type and teaches letterform and graphic design at the Maine College of Art. He did postgraduate work at the Basel School of Design, Switzerland, 1980-83, then worked for URW in Hamburg (where he lived for 12 years), and set up Jamra Design there. He left Germany in 1995. Fonts by Jamra:
View Mark Jamra's typefaces. Brief bio. Speaker at ATypI 2006 in Lisbon. FontShop link. Speaker at ATypI 2018 in Antwerp on the topic of a multi-script type system for Africa. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿