TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Sun Sep 25 21:19:14 EDT 2016






Type scene in Montana

[Illustration by George Daniel]


Andrew Lockhart

Andrew Lockhart (b. Sandy, OR) runs Andrew Lockhart Design in Montana, where he is a student at Montana State University. As a FontStructor, he made Thick Round, Sport Classic (athletic lettering face), Thin Stripe, Bold Stripe, and Stripe Bold in 2010. Locked Up (2010) is based on a vector image of a combination lock.

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Chase McBride

Freelance illustrator and graphic designer living in Missoula, MT. He created the Wavy Gravy display typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Genna Boyer

While studying at the University of Montana, Genna Boyer created the fat finger typeface Lemonade Stand (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather Swartz

Student at the University of Montana. Creator of the hand-printed typeface Heather Shibahn (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jackrabbit Creative
[Tyler Thorney]

Northwest Montana-based designer Tyler Thorney created the hand-drawn typefaces Sandman, Hickory Slab, Atlas Sans and Atlas Slab in 2014. In 2015, he designed Death To Stock, Dagwood (brush typeface), Tiger Lily (a hand-crafted serif typeface), Hastings (Fill & Stencil), Jackalope, Milktooth and Moonshine.

Typefaces from 2016: Vintage Number Pack (numerals for dollar bills), Melvin (sans).

Creative Market link. Another Creative Market link. Gumroad link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Keya Kirkpatrick

Montana-based designer at Apostrophic Laboratory, of Extasy Dings in 2000. She codesigned KimonoGeo-Italic, KimonoGeo, Kimono-Italic, KimonoKong-Italic, KimonoKong, and Kimono with Apostrophe.

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Landon Blake

Fontstructor who made My Orchard (2012, a fattish modular typeface). Aka Sunburned Surveyor.

Home page. Landon is a land surveyor in California and Nevada and lives in Stockton, CA, after graduating from the Flathead Valley Community College in Montana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Maddy Baker

Lakeside, MT-based designer of a free hand-crafted typeface, handCrafted Maddy, in 2015. Home page. Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Madison Apple

After studying the illustrations, cartographies, and penmanship of Lord of the Rings author, J.R.R. Tolkien, Chicago-based Madison Apple (b. Whitefish, Montana) created a detailed script font based on his handwriting called Legendiarum (2015). It was developed during his studies at Columbia College Chicago. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nate Adelman

Bozeman, MT-based designer of these mostly vintage typefaces: Eastport (2015), Aloha Friday (2015), Frigate (2015), Whydah (2015), Betty Bop (2015), Munster (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Phil Bracco
[Pink Broccoli]

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Pink Broccoli
[Phil Bracco]

Foundry located in Westbury, NY, and run by Phil Bracco (b. 1981, Big Horn, MT), a graduate of the Pratt Institute. Creator of the festive signage fonts Charming Charlie PB (2009), Hip Hopper PB (2008, inspired by the lettering on an art poster by Patrick Owsley for the cartoon character Hoppity Hooper), Fat Rhino PB (2008) and Pink Broccoli PB (2008). Hideaway (2008) is a light-hearted comic flare serif typeface inspired by a 1964 Speedy Gonzalez cartoon title. More comedy in Chop Phooey (2008), Astronaut Jones (2008), Lil Rhino PB (2008), Houseguest PB (2008), Spidertoes PB (2009) and Tiny Butler (2008). Chorizo PB (2008) is inspired by some of the wild lettering of comic creator Paul Coker, Jr. Houndcats PB (2008) is a comic book sans based on a 1972 cartoon called Houndcats. Manic Mood PB (2008), Kid Captain PB (2009), Bear Club PB (2009), Hot Streak PB (2009) and Suited Horse PB (2008) have more comic book lettering. Suited Horse PB (2009) is a chalkboard font inspired by the title screen of a 1968 Walt Disney film titled, The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit. Monster Fiesta PB (2009) is a curly display typeface. Chop Chop PB (2009) is an oriental brush simulation face. Fathoms BB (2009) is a crazy sans serif font based on the titling from one of ABC's Movie of the Week series from 1969 called Daughter of the Mind. Dead Rite PB (2011) and Whipsnapper (2013) are oddball cartoon typefaces.

In 2012, Bracco published Mister Rii PB.

In 2013, Phil Bracco designed Screwby (offbeat retro style that started out as a digitization of the film typeface Surf by Lettergraphics) and Contraption (an octagonal typeface family that started out as a digitization of a film typeface called Intrigue by Lettergraphics).

Typefaces from 2014: Wonderbear PB (a cartoon typeface based on the title screens and comic books of the Hair Bear Bunch), Sackem PB (Bracco explains: Sackem started as a digitization of a singular film typeface called Benman Jumbo by Lettergraphics. From there, this mechanical typeface was expanded into a giant family of playful widths and obliques: from the condensed Slim style to the original Jumbo style).

Typefaces from 2015: Beaucoup PB (Beaucoup started as a digitization of a film typeface called Bippie by Facsimile Fonts), Luckmeister PB (offbeat, retro and cartoonish, from the vintage record cover, Music from MR. Lucky, composed and conducted by Henry Mancini), Good Grief PB (which started out as a digitization of a film typeface called Carmel by Letter Graphics), MardiKrewe PB (funky psychedelic letters, described by Phil as delightfully insane; it started as a digitization of a film typeface called MardiGras by Lettergraphics).

Typefaces from 2016: Birthday Wish PB (beatnik style), Flawless Flygirl PB (beatnik style), Jus Hangin PB (children's script inspired by the lettering on the cover of the 1999 Counting Crows album "This Desert Life").

Klingspor link. Creative Market link.

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Robyn Phillips
[Skeldale House Treasures]

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Sam Lustig

For a school project, Sam Lustig (Bozeman, MT) created the stackable display typeface Gimmick (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Rohrich

Bozeman, MT-based graphic design student who created the collage-style typeface Misterioso Carnivale (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿


Missoula, MT-based designer (b. 1979) of CrimsonVermillionHandwriting (2008) and Wicked Witch (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Smoker

Polar, MT-based designer of the spurred typeface War & Club (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Scott Smoker

Scott Soker runs Smoke Signal Design in Poplar, MT. Scott designed War Club Typeface (2014), a rounded spurred hand-crafted typeface family with regular, rough and textured styles. He specializes in hand-crafted lettering. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shaun Coke

Graphic designer in Bozeman, MT. He created some nice posters that explain the different features of typefaces as well as the classification of types: Anatomy, [continued], Modern typefaces, Old style typefaces, Sans serif, Slab serif, Transitional typefaces. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Signature Factory

Converts your signature to a TrueType font for 10USD. Free sample font. Also free, the signatures of four presidents: Signature-AbrahamLincoln, Signature-GeorgeWashington, Signature-JohnFKennedy, Signature-JohnAdams. Initials are freely converted. Based in Glasgow, Montana. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Skeldale House Treasures
[Robyn Phillips]

This site used to have shareware dingbats by Missi (Robyn Phillips from Cascade, Montana). For a short while, it was a commercial site featuring 246 fonts on one CD for 49USD. And some time after that, it shut down altogether. However, the fonts will forever be floating around in cyberspace. Fontspace link.

The font names start with Ryp or ryp, and with that prefix omitted, we have: Abctrain, Animal, Aquatic, Bars 1, Birds 1, Buildings, Butterfly 1+2, Button 1-4, Caps Fonts (60 typefaces !), Cartoon Bugs, Cats 1 + 2, Children 1-3, China Art (11 typefaces), Christmas 1-4, Christmas Bells, Christmas Caps, Deco 1-20, Element 1+2, Evil 1, Facets 1, Fat 1, Fiesta 1+2, Floral 1-11, Frames 1+2, Geometrics, Greek Vases 1+2, Halloween 1, Hats 1+2, Hearts 1, Jewels 1-4, Keys 1+2, Kokopelli Flute, Ladies Hats 1+2, Leaves 1, Lighthouse 1, Nature 1, Nymphic, Old Wood Cuts 1-6, 10-14, Old World Art 1-4, Ornate 1-7, Pipes 1+2, Quilt 1-10, Real Bugs, Ropes 1+2, Santa 1+2, Scarey, Snowflake 1-8 (image of Snowflake 1 and of Snowflake 3), Silhouette 1-20, Thanksgiving, Transportation 1-3, Trees, Victorian 1-3.

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Skyla Design

Great Falls, MT-based of the brush typefaces Januar (2016), December Sparks (2016) and October Storm (2016), the script typefaces De Novembre (2016) and Sweet September Script (2016, beatnik style), July Kissed (2016, curly brush script), Dear June (2016), the brush script typefaces August Rain (2016), Bongiorno (2016), Willow (2016) and Olive Sky (2016). He also created the hand-crafted Jamie Woods (2016). Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Steven Berkas

Bozeman, MT-based designer of the monoline circular sans typeface Otter (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tim Praetzel

Designer at The University of Montana's University Center in Missoula, MT. He created the arc-based geometric typeface Roscoe (2011). It will at some point be a free family, he says.

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Tyler Thorney
[Jackrabbit Creative]

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