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Aaron Glass was raised in Hamilton, NJ. Creator of the free hand-printed typeface Glass Hand (2014). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Rotterdam-based typefounder, b. 1754, d. Oldenbarneveld, NY, 1828. He published Proeven van Letteren die Gevonden Worden in de van Ouds Beroemde Lettergieterye van Wylen de Heeren Voskens en Clerk, Nu van A. G. Mappa (Rotterdam, 1781). I cite from that link: In 1780, the father of Adam Gerard Mappa bought a large part of the Amsterdam typefounding firm of Voskens&Clerk, and Mappa soon discovered that he had talent for typefounding. He began his own business in Rotterdam where he issued this specimen book, but moved to Delft a few years later. There he become embroiled in the Patriot movement and led a volunteer regiment in the unsuccessful revolution of 1787. He was banished from Delft, spent a few years in France, and in 1789, emigrated to America with his type foundry on the advice of the Ambassador to France Thomas Jefferson. Mappa set up his new business in New York. According to a contemporary letter, and supported by the type in this specimen, his foundry contained not only "the Western, but the Oriental languages at the value of at least [pound sign] 3,500 New York currency." There was not much call for type in exotic languages, and while Isaiah Thomas considered his Dutch and German type "handsome," his "roman were but ordinary." Mappa was not skilled enough to produce the type needed by the new nation, and the foundry was advertised for sale on 1 February 1794. At least some of Mappa's equipments was acquired by Binny&Ronaldson, although their business did not start until 1 November 1796. This specimen book came to them with Mappa's typefounding equipment.
Harvard's Houghton Library has a copy of the 1781 publication which contains a handwritten note by Theo L. de Vinne (which I was not allowed to photograph by Harvard's tight-sphinctered librarians). So here is what this letter says: Dirk Voskens was a typefounder of Amsterdam, a coster of types, not a cutter of punches. In 1677 he bought the foundry of Bleau and it was kept by his heirs and successors, (1) Dirk Voskens (2) Weduwe van Dirk Voskens (3) Voskens&fils (4) Voskens + [illegible]. In 1780 the foundry was sued for 8974 francs. P[illegible] were J. Enschedé and Sons, Ploos van Amstel, Preiter, Posthmans, DeBruyn and deGroot. How Mappa acquired possession does not appear. [...] Mappa got into trouble and had to take refuge in New York, where he began business as a type founder. He did not succeed. It is not known which became of the material he had in New York. To this, Bullen added by hand: It was purchased by Binny&Ronaldson.
P.M. Kernkamp kindly sent me additional information on Mappa. He points out that Mappa was typefounder in these cities: Rotterdam (1780-1782), Delft (1782-1787) and New York (1789-1792). The 1780 date is also put into question because Mappa's father died in 1779. Mappa was active in a small army of patriots in Holland, and after a defeat in 1787 against Prussia, he was banned from Holland for six years. It may explain his emigration to America in 1789. He lived in New York until 1792, then in Second River, NJ, until 1794 and finally in Oldenbarneveld (Oneida Co., NY). His foundry, then in Albany, NY, was sold in 1803 for 1200 guilders. [Google] [More] ⦿
Guttenberg, NJ-based creator of a few fun typographic posters based on quotes from the main characters in the show Mad Men. I especially like Remember Don, when God closes a door, he opens a dress (2011) and I'm not a solution to your problems. I'm another problem (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
Alexander Walter Handwriting
Alexander Walter (Middletwon, NJ) makes your custom handwriting font for $99. The fonts and/or signatures are slightly randomized. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jersey City, NJ-based designer of the experimental typeface Geovetica (2015), created by deconstructing Helvetica. [Google] [More] ⦿
As a student at Monmouth University, Morganville, NJ-based Alyssa Durso designed the display typeface Calibound (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at the Art Institute of York, PA, Alyssa Garcia (Long Valley, NJ) created the Dubset typeface (2013, display). [Google] [More] ⦿
Westfield, NJ-based designer of the sans typeface Draper (2015). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marlton, NJ-based creator of the decorative typeface Hopefully Yours (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Amanda Weiss, who lived in Kernersville, NC, and is now based in Princeton, NJ, where she works for Princeton University Press, designed American Model Printer Typeface (2014) based upon an angled crossbar sans typeface seen in a 1880s publication called American Model Printer. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
At Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ-based Amanda Wisnack designed Modular Font (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
In 1892, twenty-three type foundries joined together to compete with the new typesetting machine, the Linotype [and later, the Monotype], to form ATF, which consolidated its type manufacturing facilities in a new plant in Jersey City in 1903. They were the dominant foundry in America until 1933, when ATF went bankrupt. Its collection remains intact at the American Type Founders Company Library&Museum at Columbia University in New York. The Smithsonian possesses most of the original type drawings and many of the matrices, and a number of other institutions and private individuals own matrices. Interestingly, despite the bankruptcy, it continued in operation until 1993, when the Elizabeth, NJ plant was finally liquidated. It was Kingsley's bankruptcy in 1993 that forced the final closure of ATF. In the early part of the 20th century, ATF was the dominant American foundry.
Their specimen books are classics:
A brief history of ATF by Carol Van Houten. Reference books.
View the digital typefaces that are based (fully, or in part) on ATF's typefaces. See also here, here, and here. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Raised in New Jersey, Andrew Walunas lived in Savannah, GA, while attending SCAD for his BFA in Graphic Design, and currently lives in the greater NYC area. He created the slab serif typeface Kocan (2015) during his studies. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Newark, NJ-based designer of the Peignotian display typeface Xclipse (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Angie lives in Garfield, NJ, and sells her handwriting fonts Nooks and Coppy for 50 USD each. [Google] [More] ⦿
Anthony hails from Northern New Jersey and studied design at the School of Visual Arts in New York, where he earned an MFA in 2001. He has worked as a designer in New York (where he currently lives), San Francisco and Miami. Author of Devil Type, a headline type specimen book. He designed many custom typefaces, which are showcased at his Behance site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sewell, NJ-based designer of the all caps typeface Haunt (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer (b. 1990) of the scratchy handwriting font Ionkno (2007) and of Jaggy Fries (2007, outline French frie-shaped glyphs). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Had Art's windsurfing dingbats and his own handwriting font. Link died. [Google] [More] ⦿
Artsy Lady's Home Page
Betty Cook (b. 1952) is the "Artsy Lady", a New Jersey designer who created ALBabyNewYearAH, ALCinderella (calligraphic caps), ALConscienceAH, ALCrossStitchHearts, ALPlaceSettingsDings (2001), ALPlaceSettingsLetters, ALPrincessJasmine, ALPrincessSnowWhite, ALSnowmen, BabyGeniuses, BabyGeniuses2Normal, CruiseLine, Dreidl (2000, art nouveau), KittyKatLove, LeprechaunHats, Patriot, PilgrimHats, Polywog, Tramp, Untitled2. Mostly alphadings. Fontspace link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Whippany, NJ-based designer of the text typeface Galaxi (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
August Will (b. Weimar, Germany, 1834, d. 1910) immigrated to the New York City/New Jersey area when he was a young man. His full name was John M. August Will. Will settled in Jersey City, NJ, where he remained until his death.
He designed the outline ornamental caps typeface Crossroads (1891). For a digital version, see Crossroads (Solotype) and Marcel Caps (2007, Character).
In 1881, he patented a fireworks-themed typeface, and another typeface with ornaments.
In 1880, he patented another font with Chinese ornaments. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer who grep up in sewell, NJ, and graduated in 2007 from the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, MD. He lives in Brooklyn, NY. He created the modular typeface Knucklepuck (2009). Noupe link where one can download an EPS version of this font. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bob Alonso (b. Bronx, NY, 1946, d.2007), the founder of BA Graphics in 1994, was a prolific American type designer. With 33 years of experience at NewYork's Photo Lettering, he specialized in calligraphic script typefaces, but not exclusively so. BA Graphics was located in Chester, NY, and later in Toms River, NJ, and now sells its fonts through MyFonts. Many of its fonts published after Alonso's death in 2007 were completed by John Bomparte.
John Bomparte wrote this obituary: Throughout his career at the legendary Photo-Lettering, Inc. (one that spanned four decades), Bob created original typefaces and tailored type by modifying, revising and filling out families, fashioning pieces of type for hand-lettered jobs, as well as being involved with the updating of a number of well-known logotypes. Bob was blessed with natural teaching abilities; and those in social and professional circles who had the good fortune to know him considered him not just a type designer but a mentor and a friend. As one such person close to him put it, he was a graphic technician [...] back when computers were not even in site for graphic arts, he would take on any intricate&complex graphic project that others would shy away from and come up with a solution that achieved a masterpiece. I'll always remember someone saying "this can't be done" and Bob saying let me see it and a short time later, there it was---done&perfect. I would like to think that attitude rubbed off on me. Along with this gift for teaching and explaining the complex, Bob exhibited a level of professionalism that was unsurpassed. A number of years ago when the need came to make the transition from the traditional to digital way of creating fonts, he rose to the challenge admirably. Towards the last few years of Photo-Lettering, Bob played a vital role in the conversion to digital, of many of the typefaces within the collection, notably those fonts that carry the prefix PL. More recently, Bob Alonso released several fonts through ITC, Adobe and his independent foundry, BA Graphics. Bob was on the cutting edge of his best work, and in the circumstance of his untimely passing, left a measure of unfinished designs. However, the spirit of his typographic talents and his fine sense of humor lives on through the many much-loved, and popular fonts he has left us: fonts such as Cookie Dough, Equate, Elephant Bells and Pink Mouse, to name a few.
Alonso created these typefaces:
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Bob Alonso's typefaces. View the BA Graphics typeface collection. An alphabetic listing of Alonso's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Badson Studio is a type foundry in Buena Vista (was: Denver), CO, launched by Kyle Read in 2014. Kyle Read (b. 1987 or 1988) hails from the American Northeast and lived in Chatham, NJ. He studied graphic design and printmaking at Savannah College of Art and Design (class of 2010), and has created typefaces for Abercrombie & Fitch in Columbus, Ohio. He studied type design at the Type@Cooper Extended Type Design Program in New York. We believe, but are not sure, that Kyle started Proof&Co. In 2015, these commercial typeface families had been published by Read at Badson Studio:
Before Badson Studio, Kyle created the layered multiline typeface Pinscher (2013), the rounded sans typeface Penfield (2013), the experimental typeface Geoface (2013), the warm titling typeface Holden (2013), the multiline straight-edged typeface Countdown (2013), and the art deco family Flagpole (2013).
In 2013, he received the 2013 SOTA Catalyst Award. Home page for Kyle Read. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jersey City, NJ-based designer of Degrade Typeface (2014), a minimalist experiment. [Google] [More] ⦿
Phillipsburg, NJ-based graphic designer who studied at Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. Creator of the display typeface Mary Contrary (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Creator of the GillCM family in 2010: Unslanted italic Computer Modern fonts based on Eric Gill's ideas. He also created JAMTimes, expanded Times Roman as used in Journal d'Analyse Mathematique. He also made mdputu (2010), a package of virtual fonts with italics, upright digits, and punctuation for use with Adobe Utopia in mathematical texts. In 2011, he published pcarl, a TeX support package for Adobe Cason Open Face.
In 2016, Sergei V. Znamenskii and Boris Veytsman, now with the Mathematics Department, Princeton University, published the cmtiup package. The cmtiup package can replace the cmti package in the Computer Modern fonts since it simplifies typesetting of mathematical texts. In 2016, the Computer Modern text italic (cmti) fonts were modified by unslanting all punctuation and digits and embedding the corresponding italic corrections into the kerning. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sea Girt, NJ-based designer of a triangulated caps typeface at Georgian Court University. [Google] [More] ⦿
At Rutgers University in New Brunswick, NJ, caitlin Torres created the pixel typeface Electicity in 2015. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Antonelli Institute, Mount Laurel, NJ-based Caitlyn Senior designed the dot matrix typeface Modular (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer from Glen Ridge, NJ. Creator of several fonts in 2012, including Arrow and Ants (dot matrix). [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies at Monmouth University in 2010, Casey Finn (New Jersey) designed the free font Wishbone.
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Born in Edison, NJ, 1993. Designer of this handwriting face (2006). No downloads. [Google] [More] ⦿
Kevin Pease runs Cerulean Stimuli in Collingswood, NJ. He created the typefaces Cerulean (2003) and Cerulean Black (2005). Check also his pixel family Fourmat (2004) and the very original card game-inspired Pokeresque (2006).
In 2016, he designed the unicase display typeface family Cerulea for Latin, Greek and Cyrillic. In 2017, he published Walklike, its name referring to the song Walk Like an Egyptian and thus to hieroglyphic influences. He ends 2017 with the balloon font family Glazed.
Typefaces from 2022: Anachrony (a weirdly modular family; ten styles). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Princeton, NJ, who created the display typeface Baxen (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Newfield, NJ. Creator of Monohoffdinger (2014), a sans typeface inspired by Century Gothic and Helvetica. [Google] [More] ⦿
New York City-based graphic designer (b. New Jersey), art director and illustrator who studied at The Rhode Island School of Design. Creator of the rounded hexagonal typeface Extinction in 2015. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer who created the tree branch-theme typeface Drone On (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer (b. 1990) who designed Calamity (2008, an elegant display face), Christine's Handwriting (2006) and Pixie (2008, pixel face, FontStruct). [Google] [More] ⦿
Glen Ridge, NJ-based winner in the Chartpak Designer Velvet Touch Transfer Lettering Typeface Competition in 1988 for Heun Gothic. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Kean University, Hackensack, NJ-based Christopher Hopkins designed Phazer sans (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Bloomfield, NJ, who created the graffiti typeface Vandal (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
The cmtiup package can replace the cmti package in the Computer Modern fonts since it simplifies typesetting of mathematical texts. In 2016, the Computer Modern text italic (cmti) fonts were modified by unslanting all punctuation and digits and embedding the corresponding italic corrections into the kerning. The authors are Sergei V. Znamenskii and Boris Veytsman (Mathematics Department, Princeton University). [Google] [More] ⦿
Newark, NJ-based creator of the art deco typeface Abstract Modern (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in New Jersey, and managed by Georges H. Guirguis. They made the following Coptic fonts, ca. 1999: AvvaBishoyNormal, AvvaKyrillosNormal, AvvaMarcosNormal, AvvaMarkosNormal, AvvaShenoudaNormal, SaintAbrahamNormal, SaintGeorgesNormal, SaintMarinaNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cartoonist in Philadelphia and/or New Jersey (b. 1992), who created the dot matrix typeface Bokeh (2013). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Barry Schwartz (b. 1961) is a scientist who lives in St. Paul, MN. He grew up mostly in Kendall Park, NJ, and studied electrical engineering from 1984 until 1990 at Rutgers. He is a fervent and exemplary supporter of the idea of Open Source fonts and software. He runs Crud Factory. His fonts:
Links: Another URL. Dafont link. OFL link. Font Squirrel link. Googlecode link. Devian tart link. The League of Moveable Type. Abstract Fonts link. Kernest link. Klingspor link. Google Plus link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cruz Fonts was established in Oakland, NJ, in 2004 by Ray Cruz, who has been a designer of custom lettering and custom typefaces to major ad agencies, publishers and corporate clients in the New York City area for almost 30 years. He has created many display typefaces for Agfa/Monotype, Bitstream, Phil's Fonts and Garage Fonts. Presently Ray Cruz is working as Type Director at Y&R NY, and is an adjunct professor at FIT and Kean University teaching type design. Bio at Garagefonts.
Bio at Garagefonts. P22 link. FontShop link. PDF catalog.
View Ray Cruz's typefaces. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dale Guild Type Foundry
Run by Theo Rehak from Howell, NJ: The Dale Guild Type Foundry has been cutting and casting true foundry-cast types, ornaments, borders and initials since 1993. We use foundry alloy made from virgin metals in Barth foundry casters obtained from American Type Founders Co. at their closing. All 16 machines along with two Benton Engraving Machines have been rebuilt and are meticulously maintained. We cast types from 6-24 points, and 72 point initials. We strive to maintain ATF's standards of production in our artwork, engraving and casting. We have made a serious attempt at reproducing Johann Gutenberg's B-42 types. In the summer& fall 2001, we will be cutting&casting Frederick Warde's original ARRIGHI, with the Vicenza variant characters. Various accented letters are also being cut. We have already cut and cast the seldom seen suite of ornaments designed by Bruce Rogers for the Arrighi font. Rehak was trained at ATF and purchased a portion of ATF when it went bankrupt in 1993. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dana Bobana is from New Jersey. In 2010, she made the handwriting font Yourfont available for free. [Google] [More] ⦿
Based in Garden City, NJ, Dana Famiglietti created the oriental simulation typeface Human Alphabet in 2014 during her design studies. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mine Hill, NJ-based designer of the triangulated typeface Paper Planes (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
This New York printer, was the first to produce wood type commercially, in 1827, after having invented the lateral router with David Bruce. Saxe says that the preferred woods were maple, pear, and cherry, and to a lesser extent boxwood, mahogany, and holly. Maple won out by 1850. His first specimen book (1828) now resides at Columbia University. Wells, the inventor, was born in Johnstown, NY, in 1800, and died in Paterson, NJ, in 1875. His company was first called D. Wells&Co., but becomes Wells&Webb in 1839 when Wells forms a partnership with E.R. Webb, who had earlier that year bought the company of Leavenworth and Debow from George Bruce. In 1854, Wells sells his partnership to Webb, and so we have E.R. Webb&Co. Webb dies in 1864, and the company reverts to Heber Wells, the youngest son of Darius Wells, Alexander Vanderburgh and Henry Low---it is now Vanderburgh, Wells&Co. Hever Wells buys out the others, and the company becomes just Heber Wells. This last company was absorbed by Hamilton in 1898.
Revivals of the wood types of Darius Wells include AWT Page Antique Black (2013, Dick Pape; after an 1828 typeface by Darius Wells) and AWT Wells Roman Extrabold (2013, Dick Pape; after an 1828 fat typeface typeface by Darius Wells). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Saddle Brook, NJ, Darnell Roberts created the straight-edged typeface Running With Scissors (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
North Bergen, NJ-based designer of several didactic posters that illustrate the terminology used in type design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Martinsville, NJ-based architectural studio. Their architectural alphabet from 2011 is based on floor plance by J.D. Steingruber. [Google] [More] ⦿
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.
Barnstormer Script (2010) is a sign painter typeface. Gonte (2013) is a sketchbook script typeface. Saskya (2015) is a rough chancery script.
Glade (2015) is a formal calligraphic copperplate script in five widths.
In 2016, she designed the architectural lettering typeface Robard, the brush script typeface Beckford Script and the ballpoint pen script Generous Hospitality.
Typefaces from 2020: Postale (a monoline gas pipe sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Born in Dayton, OH, in 1991, Frederick Awich founded the Deleterious Design foundry in North Brunswick, New Jersey, in 2010. His first fonts were Infringe (display sans) and UndercoverLovahh (hand-printed face). Old URL. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Design23 is a multi-disciplinary design studio in Morristown, New Jersey, started ca. 2012 by Jennifer de Angelis Gunn.
Creations from 2012: Wed Dings, Wed Dings City, the white on black tiled typeface Inthabox, Esther (art deco typeface), Nagi Tanka Regular (poster face).
Creations in 2013: Harper (a sketched all caps face), Gunn (a beveled typeface), Homsley (a Tuscan typeface).
Typefaces from 2014-2017: Wintery Mix (dingbats), Olive, Earhart, Matter. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
North Arlington, NJ-based designer of the pixelish typeface Belle (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Newark, NJ-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Ironbound (2017). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Originally from Jerusalem and based in New Jersey. During her studies in New York City, Diana Marianovsky designed the experimental Mondriaan-inspired typeface Chiaroscuro (2016). Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Commercial and free fonts designed by Diane DiPiazza, who lived in Hoboken, New Jersey, and was the original bass player for The Misfits. She is now in Lodi, NJ. Dinc closed its doors in January 2006 but returned some time later in 2006. Most of the fonts evoke the fifties.
Wikipedia states: Diane DiPiazza was the first bass player for the The Misfits, although she does not appear on any album. She left the band, vacating the spot that was quickly filled by Jerry Only. Her name is often incorrectly spelled Diane DiPiaza. Growing up in Lodi, New Jersey, she was a friend of Glenn Danzig, the founder of the Misfits. The first lineup consisted of Glenn on vocals and electric piano, Diane on bass guitar, Jimmy Battle on guitar and Manny Martínez on drums. On the Cough/Cool single, The Misfits first release, she is the Diane who Glenn thanks on the sleeve. Diane DiPiazza is an artist. She is a type designer who distributes free fonts and vintage black and white line art at dinc! She is art director at mystifyinglyGLADdesign, who designs for the web, clothing, and packaging. She designs hand screened gig posters and many other forms of rock 'n roll art, retro art, modern art. A collector of vintage design elements, her style has been called retro/modern. Diane also creates custom hand stamped silver jewelry as well as a line of tattoo inspired pieces. She is in the process of recording a demo LP with the working title Last Year's Fab Rave, on which she plays all the instruments, including bass.
Free fonts include Bobo, Dilettante, Modern-Love, Note-To-Self, Plastic-U, Post-No-Bills, Road-Crew, Saturdays-Girl, Sleeptalk, Sugaree, Mod Guitars, Woof Squared, Hatcheck, Mess Kit, Billy Dolls, Knitwits, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Joybuzzer (2007, rough outline), Autos (2007, old typewriter), U Better, The Con, Claim to Fame, Girlfriend, Book of Joe, Ahmet.
In 2006, she created Road Crew (2006, rough stencil), DINC (2006, blackletter), Post No Bills (2006, stencil), Ashtrays&Art.
Typefaces from 2005: Neat Neat Neat, Shut Up, Hello Hey Joe, Wings For wheels, Trustmaker, Bad To Me, BellBottomBlues, DinkyToy, Funkhouse, Rodeoboy, SaturdaysGirl, SoWhat, Blue Monday, Betcha By Golly Wow, Nathaniel (2005, blackletter), Brillo Blue, Doctor My Eye, Guilt For Dreaming, Rhyming Bells, Bob's Your Uncle, Princess Jasmine, 45, Seven, 7-7000, Ahmet, Alexei, Boxer, Cinema Aisles, Divine Intervention, Synchronicity, Tangled Up In Blue, Tjinder, Untrue, Special Edition 6, 20,000 Roads, Big Diamonds, Charly Baltimore, Dream, Fever In The Funkhouse, Green&Blue, Ring Ring, Swoop Swoop.
Typefaces from 2004: Fuzzbox (2004; not to be confused with Bragagna's pre-2004 font by the same name), Ace In The Hole, Balls, The Christmas Font, Beau Geste, ByeBye, Heart, Loverboy, Sycophant, The Comedians, Fishboy, Truth, King Me, Snapper, Blue Heaven, Oceans Eleven, Fresh Fish Seven, Trason, Your Type, Da Doo Ron Ron, Big Flirt, Dicky Dee, Boxtop, Satellites, Upsmack, Starry, Silicon Chip, Howdy, Grandpa Boy, Scarlet Letter, Capsule, Doggy, Little Eden, Frank Mills, Chewtoy, Jez, OneWitU, BrineShrimp, Joe College (2004, pixel face), stj-fro, One Inch Rock (2004, pixel face), Black Hole, Ya Ya Baby, Blondie, ShaLaLa, Lower Eastside, GeeWhiz, Sixteen, Joe Strummer, Amy Johnson, JoJo, JodiGirl, Zelda, Hipster, LaDolceVita, LittleLove, Mod, MrEarl, Noveltease, QBats, Ranger, Rhymes, BarkingDog, BFBigmouth, BooHoo, Chance, CowardSquared, Cupid, DincCorona, FiftyFive, FunkyBut, Gamble, HelloHello, IdiotWind, JimmyCap, Luck, Metropolitan, MidnightKiss, Mine (2004, letters in hearts), PerfectCouple, Resolution, Spitball, StencilMeIn, TypeToyNight, YrChickens.
Typefaces designed in 2003: 11592003, 2004, BrokenPromise, DincCorona, DoublyBlessed, EchoPark, FiftyFive, Fishing, FunkyBut, HelloHello, Hoboken, InstantKarma, Integrity, KaseyMac, PeppermintLump, Resolution, StencilMeIn, ThreeCubicFeet, TypeToyNight, Crybaby, DeepDark, MajorLift, Mikes, MinorFall, Beeper, Kate, Blacktop, Def Caroline, EZ Bake, JoJo, Kima, Bait, Dreamgirl, Sugar Daddy, Friday, Birth of the True, Soul Deep, Virginia Plain, Feelin' Groovy, Sunday SF, Socks, Boy Toy and Sweet Potato, FunnyValentine, Laura, LonelyFrog, Pati, BrokenDoll, Placemats, Satori, Scout, ThousandLies, ThousandOceans, GetTheeGone, Promises, Rudeboy, YuppieFraud.
Typefaces designed in 2002: Emmanuel, Strummer, Teardrops, Busterboy, Evergreen, Blulite, Respect, Pretty Baby, Hickory Wind, Chelsea Boys, Femme Fatale, Tour de Lance, Peppermint Lump, Ce La Luna! Nous, El Goodo (2002, pixel font), Big Boy, Farfallena, Life On Mars, Saturn Return, GeeWhiz, Train in Vain, Massive Blur, Lonely Planet Boy, Littlebits, Secretarial Pool, Eight Bits, Firefly, Fluff, Startone, Cupcake, Diet Dr. Creep, Dr. Creep, messaround, Pencilbox, Crush No 47, Crush No 49, and Dialtone. Mac and PC. Plus Starry F. Hope (1997) at Chank's site.
Commercial fonts: Booboy, Ingigo (2001, script font), Rufus (2001: four pixel/bitmap fonts), Chinese Symbols: Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Boxtop Fontset, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Lovelight, Moonlight, Sunlight, YaYa, Alvin, Amplifier, BigBeatBold, BigBox, Bit-Thing, Boxboy, Chatterbox, Chinatown (oriental simulation), Chopsticks, Console, Cup O'Joe, dincBATS, dincINK, Dinette, DincINK (1998), Dixie, Dreamboat, Duojet, Esquire, Fireball, Flashlight, FourWay, Geebot, gomer, goober, Highball, Homework, jacks, Jetage, Jetage Hi-Fi, Jetage Lo-Fi, Kingbats, Light Series, Loverboy, Moondog, Mister Lee, Mr. Big Stuff, PaperTiger, Pipeline, Popstar, Pushpop, Recordhop, Rocketship, Roundup, Rubberduck, Satellite, Scripto, SquareBox, SquareCircle, Speedometer, Starlite, Sugar, Swizzle, Thinman, transistor, TwinTone, Ultramatic, Variable Videobox, W. Square, Wash&Wear, Whatnot, Winky, Yin Yang, Tight Toy Night, Funtime, OCRDINC01, 02 (OCR-like fonts), Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Funtime, FiFi, Fakebook, FlameJob, OCRDINC, Tight Toy Night, Swingbats, Good Fortune, Zen Fontkit, Bachelorette, Retrobats, Jailbait, Grievous Angel, Milky Way, Spyboy, YaYa, Boxtop Fontset, Light Series: Spotlight, Cameralight, Streetlight, Moonlight, Sunlight, Firelight, Torchlight, Hotrod, Iceberg, Gutterball, Homewrecker, Bubba, Starry Night, Lady Luck, Automobile, Hydromatic, Seventeen, Whirlwind, Gaslight, Love, Captain, Swingbats, FiFi, Flamejob, Fakebook, Madness, Apple Scruffs, Marmalade, Queen of Corona, Cupcake, Starry Eyes, Juice, Fivebits (2002, pixel font), Matchbox, Hot Burrito #3, Fishsticks, Eightbits (pixel font), FoolsGold, Drive, Sleepwalk, Icecube, Pruneface, Witness 2HB, Zerogirl (stencil font, 2002), Fairytale of New York, Levi Stubb's Tears, AllModCons, Babylon, BigBoy, ChampsElysees, ConcreteandClay, ElGoodo, Farfallena, Heroes&Villains, LifeOnMars, LittleRamona, MerseyBeat, MetalGuru, Missile, OnYourBike, Pinup, Reconnez, SaturdaysGirl, SaturnReturn, ShepherdsBush, Tatum, TiniestDancer, TumbinDice, VeraGemini, YesterMe, Rising, Treason, Monami Vrai, Robot Girl, Tattooed Sailor, Sunrise, Midnight, Kakadu, Ana, Ace, Yobbo (2002, dot matrix font), GoGo (2002, pixel font), Waltzing Matilda, Memorial Day 911, Good Riddance, Boys, One Tin Soldier, One After 909, Joey, Infidelities.
Some of her fonts can be bought at SnapFonts. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
DP Fonts (est. 2010) sells fonts created by two New York college friends, Jennifer DeAngelis and Amanda Pastenkos. Jennifer (b. 1985) lives in New Jersey, and runs the graphic and web design company Jennifer DeAngelis Design (est. 2008), which is also listed on MyFonts. The first DP Fonts font on MyFonts is the dingbat typeface Wintery Mix (2010). In 2011, Jennifer published the hand-printed 3d outline typeface Marquee and Mermaid NY (2011, dingbats). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Dave Trooper (New Jersey) was associated with the photo type foundry VGC. Almost 40 years later, he set up his own digital type foundry, DTrooper Foundry, which publishes digital versions of his typefaces. Creator of these typefaces:
Born in New York in 1927, Ed grew up in Brooklyn. He died in 2020. Ed was once a very prominent jazz percussionist playing in several big bands with Stan Kenton and Woody Herman, among others. He has created a large number of typefaces between 1970 and 1995. About his career, he once said: I'm really a musician, a jazz percussionist. One day I went to the musician's union to pay dues and I saw all these old people who were playing bar mitzvahs and Greek weddings. It occurred to me that one day that's going to be me, so I decided to become an illustrator. He designed more than 400 typefaces for PhotoLettering. He played a critical role in establishing The International Typeface Corporation (or ITC) in the late '60s and early '70s. Founded in 1971 by designers Herb Lubalin, Aaron Burns, and Ed Ronthaler, ITC was formed to market type to the industry. Lubalin and Burns contacted Benguiat, whose first ITC project was working on Souvenir. Ed became a partner with Lubalin in the development of U&lc, ITC's famous magazine, and the creation of new typefaces such as Tiffany, Benguiat, Benguiat Gothic, Korinna, Panache, Modern No. 216, Bookman, Caslon No. 225, Barcelona, Avant Garde Condensed, and many more. With Herb Lubalin, Ed eventually became vice-president of ITC until its sale to Esselte Ltd.
Ed Benguiat taught at SVA in New York for more than fifty years.
Ed is a popular keynote speaker at major type meetings, including, e.g., at TypeCon 2011, where he entertained the crowd with quotes such as I do not think of type as something that should be readable. It should be beautiful. Screw readable. His typefaces---those from PhotoLettering excepted:
Links: Linotype, CV by Elisa Halperin. Daylight Fonts link (in Japanese). Catalog by Daylight, part I, part II.
Pics harvested from the web: Portrait With Ilene Strivzer at ATypI 1999. One more with Strivzer. With Jill Bell at ATypI 1999. In action. At TypeCon 2011 with Matthew Carter and Alejandro Paul. At the same meeting with Carole Wahler and with Roger Black.
FontShop link. Klingspor link.
View Ed Benguiat's typefaces. Ed Benguiat's fonts. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Modern American design pioneer in New York City, b. 1927, Jersey City, d. 2016. Wife of Alvin Lustig (1915-1955). In his book, Elaine Lustig Cohen: Biography, Steven Heller writes: Pioneering graphic designer, artist and archivist, Elaine Lustig Cohen is recognized for her body of design work integrating European avant-garde and modernist influences into a distinctly American, mid-century manner of communication. She is a living link between design's modernist past and its continually changing present. Wikipedia link. Codesigner of Lustig Elements (2016) with Craig Welsh (Lancaster, PA). Welsh and Lustig Cohen extended Alvin Lustig's 1939 geometric typeface Euclid, and named it Lustig Elements. It was cut in wood by Hamilton Wood Type & Printing Museum in 2015, and produced as a digital typeface in 2016 by P22. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Studio in New Jersey that published the hand-drawn typeface Black Aspen in 2014. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based illustrator who designed the silhouette typeface Yoncé (2019), which is based on Beyoncé's poses. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based creator of the display alphabet French Thick and Thin that is featured on page 23 of John G. Ohnimus's Henderson's Sign Painter (1906). [Google] [More] ⦿
Flashfonts is Zavier Leslie Cabarga's Los Angeles-based foundry. Leslie Cabarga is a baby boomer from New Jersey and author of The Lettering and Graphic Design of F.G. Cooper, the Illustrator/Fontographer/Fontlab resource book, Logo Font&Lettering Bible (2004), and Learn Fontlab Fast (2004, with Adam Twardoch). He runs Leslie Cabarga Design in Los Angeles. His lettering prowess is apparent in this drive-in sign for "Betty Boop's Drive-In" (which inspired Nick Curtis to make Drive-Thru NF), FontShop link. MyFonts link.
Abstract Fonts link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Alexander Walter's shareware DOS-based program that can edit HP LaserJet bitmapped soft fonts. Free demo, full version requires 30USD registration. Walter lives in Middletown, NJ. [Google] [More] ⦿
Online font site run by Sean Cavanaugh (b. Cape May, NJ, 1962) out of Camano Island, WA. This used to be called Title Wave Studios. Since 1996, Sean Cavanaugh is the head of FontSite. In the archives, one can/could find essays on writing style, rules of typography, and a comparison by Thomas Phinney (program manager of Latin Fonts at Adobe) of T1 and TTF. The Fontsite 500 CD (30 USD) offers 500 classical fonts with the original names, plus a few names I have not seen before, such as Bergamo (=Bembo by Francesco Griffo), Chantilly (=Gill Sans), Gareth (=Galliard), Noveo sans (=Neuzeit Grotesk), Palladio (=Palatino), Savoy (=Sabon), URWLatino, Unitus, Toxica, Publicity, Plakette, Pericles, Opus (=Optima), Melville, Function, Flanders, Cori Sans, Binner. Uli Stiehl provides proof that many of the fonts at FontSite are rip-offs (identical to) of fonts in Martin Kotulla's (SoftMaker) collection. This is perhaps best explained that Sean Cavanaugh's last real job was director of typography for SoftMaker, Inc., where he oversaw the development and release of SoftMaker's definiType typeface library and associated products [blurb taken from Digital Type Design Guide: The Page Designer's Guide to Working With Type, published in 1995 by Hayden Books].
Free fonts: Bergamo, CartoGothic (1996-2009), CombiNumerals. At MyFonts, the CombiNumerals Pro and CombiSymbols dingbat families are available since 2010. The site has a number of fonts with the acronym FS in the name, so I guess these are relatively original (but I won't swear on it): Allegro FS, Beton FS, Bodoni Display FS (+ Bold, Demibold), Bodoni No 2 FS (+ Ultra, Bodoni Recut FS (+Bold, Demibold), and so forth. His 500 Font CD has these fonts:
Francesca Farrisi (Phillipsburg, NJ) created a custom copperplate typeface in 2012.
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Author of Typencyclopedia: A Users Guide to Better Typography. A type guru, he is Professor emeritus of Rochester Institute of Technology and founder of Electronic Publishing Magazine in 1976. He occasionally writes on early printing technology, such as here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Englewood, NJ-based designer (b. Colombia) of a squarish Latin / Cyrillic typeface in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
Glossblack was formed in the Fall of 2009 by two like-minded artists, Jimmy and Daiji, who were finally ready to showcase their talent and make it available to the public. Each artist has a crispy clean, original style. All logos, illustrations, and typefaces are generated from hand-drawn originals. Daiji is New Jersey's Daiji Shikama, who designed the all-caps slab serif typeface Arbuckle Condensed (2011), Slapshot Slab (2011) and the techno typeface Cleave (2011). [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based author of The Art of Wood Type (2008), which is easily the most valuable---and beautiful---text on wood type ever written. Born in Raritan, NJ, in 1925, he served in the US Air Corps in 1943 and strudied at Michigan State College and the Aret Career School (New York City), class of 1949. He settled in Scotch Plains, NJ in 1964 and set up Gergory Ruffa Advertising. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type historian (b. Ballarat, Australia, 1857-1938), who worked at ATF in New Jersey, and who established the 12,000-volume Typographic Library and Museum in The American Type Founders Building, Jersey City, in 1908 (and which existed there until 1936). It thrived until ATF went bankrupt. In 1936 the Museum collection was acquired by Hellmut Lehmann-Haupt, curator of Rare Books at Columbia University's Butler Library, who was a friend of Bullen's. It is still at Columbia University today. Bullen did more than anyone in America to preserve typographic history, and for this, we have to be thankful. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey native who lives in San Francisco. He states: "Over the years I've had the good fortune to be very involved with photolettering and type design. In the 1980's I set headlines, letter by letter by letter, on a VGC Typositor at Phil's Photolettering in Washington DC. The desktop computer quickly destroyed that entire industry, and that is how I became involved with computer graphics. In the early 1990s, I designed type for FontBank, and consulted for several other type companies, including Microsoft and Galoob Toys. It's nearly impossible to make a living in type design these days, as the industry was basically done in by a combination of legal precedents and rampant piracy. Having worked on "conventional" / Wester / Roman fonts for so long, I've acquired a preference for unusual or obscure fonts or alphabets. I am always available for type design work or consulting." His designs (not downloadable) include Coptic Chelt, Fruthrak Sans, Ojibway Futurae, Cyrillic-Helv-Flash-8pt, KTR-katakana10, Celestia, Daggers, Enochian Times and Nugsoth. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer in Jersey City, NJ, of this display face (1958). [Google] [More] ⦿
Voorhees, NJ-based designer of the architectural typeface Formations (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
From Moorestown, New Jersey, creator of Dingles, a free Mac dingbat font with funny typefaces. [Google] [More] ⦿
Columbus, NJ-based creator of the squarish typeface Operator (2012). He also created Hangul Neue (2012, experimental Hangul font). [Google] [More] ⦿
I Can Be Your Type
Zachariah Nelson (I Can Be Your Type) studied graphic design at Philadelphia University. Clayton, NJ-based designer of the curly flared caps typeface Void (2012). Damian (2012) is based on geometric elements of Futura and Univers. Maritote (2012) is in the style of the art deco typeface Broadway. Gridlock Light (2012) is a squarish typeface. He also designed a set of hand-printed typefaces that are meant to express moods: Fleeting, Anxious, Calm. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ian Lord from Princeton, NJ, designed Caligrapher (2001) [updated here (2003)], and the handwriting font The I Font (2001) at Devian Tart. He updated the latter font to Scrawl (2002) and ScrawlHeavy (2002). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mount Holly, NJ-based designer of the poster typeface Farias (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
InDigest Press AvantFonts
Jeff Wrench (Jeff Rentsch) from Denville, NJ, showcases about eight fonts, and lets you download one. His typefaces: Glitch (free), Blurrd, Anarchy Mono (a hacker font), JumpCut (nice!), StatBar-SurgeSuppression, Cannibal Times, Royal Pain (old typewriter), RoyalFadeingNormal. [Google] [More] ⦿
Egyptian graphic designer based in Bayonne, NJ. Creator of the grungy display typeface Gutthiuda (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at The School of Visual Arts, West New York, NJ-based Jake Blankenship designed the art deco typeface Gabo (2016) and the monoline Waterglass (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
James A. Lebbad
American designer of several handcrafted alphabets in 2017. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer (b. 1980) of the handwriting typeface Jean is Dead (2006). Homepage. [Google] [More] ⦿
Princeton, NJ-based creator of the display typeface Faust (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Linwood, NJ-based designer of Blackletter 1905 (2018) and Architectural 1905 (2018). These typefaces are based on alphabets found in Architectural Lettering (American School of Correspondence, Chicago, IL, 1905). He also designed Foil Balloon Font (2018). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in New Jersey in 1985, Jennifer DeAngelis Gunn still lives in New Jersey, where she runs the graphic and web design company Jennifer DeAngelis Design (est. 2008), which is also listed on MyFonts. DP Fonts (est. 2010) sells fonts created by Jennifer and her New York college friend, Amanda Pastenkos.
Jennifer designed the intricate wool strand-themed font Strands (2010) and the children's hand Right Height (2010). Majordomo (2010) is a pretty hand-drawn didone.
The first DP Fonts font on MyFonts is the dingbat typeface Wintery Mix (2010). In 2011, Jennifer published the hand-printed 3d outline typeface Marquee, Mermaid NY (mermaid dingbats), Donald (hand-printed outline face), Bluebird (2011, a connected italic script), Quail (2011, grunge), REST BORT (2011, a hand-drawn blackboard bold family), White Rabbit (2011, a gorgeous hand-printed swashy caps face), Monocle86 (avant-garde), the grungy Snatch n Sniff, and the warped zebra typeface WEALD.
Creations from 2012: the white on black tiled typeface Inthabox, the art deco typeface Esther.
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Freehold Township, NJ-based designer of a dot matrix typeface (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jess Kjer (Cherry Hill, NJ) is a graphic and interactive designer, and a 2010 graduate of Tyler School of Art. She created some lively lettering for posters. [Google] [More] ⦿
J.J. Rodo (North Arlington, NJ) created Graffiti Font in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Wood type manufacturer in Allentown, NJ. Specimen of Leavenworth's Patent Wood Type Manufactured by J.M. Debow (1840s) is on-line at the NYPL. From that book: Italian type, Twelve Lines Gothic. For a digital revival of that Italian, see Chuck Mountain's Zuecos CF (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Jo the Webmistress
Woodbridge, NJ-based designer of the pixelish typeface Squoval (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies in Lawrenceville, NJ, Jon Yoskin created the display typeface Elephont (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer of the grungy typeface No Big Fuss (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Specializing in graphic design and pre-press, Joonho Sung (Clifton, NJ) created the delightfully funky cartoon typeface Coffee And Bakery in 2015. His illustrations are simultaneously funny and effective. [Google] [More] ⦿
Joshua Feliz founded Solarnova Designs in Jersey City, NJ, and created the blackletter typeface Constellations (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Located in Edison, NJ, this company sells Hebrew fonts. Some of the fonts: Hardar, Mirifx, Penina, Rashi, Rolit, Shlomo, Siddur, Torah, Aharon, Essex, Moses, Aryeh, Baluk, Budko, Cursiva, Grau, LCD Hebrew, Malka, Miri, Ora, Redis, Temima, Yerushalmi, Bashi, Leah. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of James Madison University who lives in Tuckerton, NJ. Creator of Sam Sans (2013).
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New Jersey-based designer of the handcrafted typeface Song Bird (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Pennsauken, NJ-based designer of Cadaver (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kelly Fisher (Kelly Designs, Jersey City, NJ) designed the handcrafted typeface Alice in 2015 and Cactus Flower in 2017. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Brunswick, NJ-based designer of the modular bilined typeface Cav Lib Hollowbook (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Newark, NJ-based creator (b. 1998) of the free font Universal Serif (2015), which is based on Copperplate Gothic. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies, Kristina Smith (Rutherford, NJ) created the hand-drawn typeface Acute (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Kyle Ward (Brown Mills, NJ) created the elegant Peignotian caps typeface Quinn in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer who became famous because of his work on wayfinding and branding projects, and his designs for massive urban systems, airports, zoos, and museums. Over the course of his career he has created systems for the Mexico 1968 Olympics, Mexico City Metro, National Zoo, American Museum of Natural History, New York Penn Station, National Mall, Minnesota Zoo and Jeddah International Airport. Wyman taught corporate and wayfinding design at Parsons the New School for Design in New York for forty years, from 1973 until 2013. He lectures internationally and is still designing. The first compendium of his work, Lance Wyman: The Monograph, was published by Unit Editions.
Creator of the identity, logos, fonts, and design elements for the Mexico 1968 Olympics in the op-art or prismatic style. The multilined font, called Mexico Olympic, is due to Photoscript Ltd (I think). A digital font inspired by it is Olio Inline (2012, Max Little). For a free version, see Steve Harrison's Sixty Eight and Sixty Eight Plus (2021).
Wyman, who is a branding specialist based in New York City, is known for his many excellent icons and logos for companies and events. Born in Newark, NJ, he is a graduate of Pratt in Brooklyn with a degree in Industrial Design. He made the Tipo Metro font in 1969 for Mexico City's subway, an adaptation of Eurostile. That font was revived later as Metro DF by Harold Lohner. A pixel version of this (by Kemie, is called Balderas).
Lance Wyman worked with Rick Banks at F37 Foundry on the design of F37 Wyman (2021), which showcases his famous lettering style that goes back to the 1968 Olympics.
Paterson, NJ-based designer of a nice threaded handwriting font in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Morristown, NJ, Lauren Burleigh created the display typeface Kontra (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lebbadesign (or: Lebbad Design)
Lebbadesign (Stockton, NJ) is where James Lebbad (b. 1955, Newark, NJ) publishes his work, mostly logotype and lettering. Jim graduated from Kutztown University in 1977. He is a winner of an award at the TDC2 Type Directors Club's Type Design Competition 2002, with Globetrotter, a fine hand-printed font. Other fonts: Penske, Campbell Soup, Echo, Takhomasak, Lebbad Roman, Ellen, Janelle. MyFonts sells Alie (2008, a rough-edged script), Antman (2008, reto futuristic face), Bunky (2008), Ellen (2008, a display serif face), Kerb (2008, an elliptical sans), Pastina (2008, a Victorian serif), Nicole (2008, a graceful condensed face), Zoomba (2009, a script), Lebbad Script (2011, retro signage face), Juliana Joy (2012, a sharp-edged serif face), Minnie (2016, a curly upright script), Minnie Brush (2016), Leo Slab (2016), Krone (2018: a bold semi-serif), Oliver Serif (2020).
View the typefaces designed by James Lebbad. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Lerfu is Mark E. Shoulson's foundry located in Highland Park, NJ. Creator of a variety of fonts:
Calligrapher from Princeton, NJ, who was/is type designer at Hallmark cards in Kansas City, MO (since 2013). Creator of several calligraphic alphabets in 2011. During some studies at Type@Cooper in New York in 2011-2012, she designed the quirky humanist sans typeface Daryl. Home page. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer (b. Little Falls, NJ, 1844, d. Plainfield, NJ, 1932) who lived in New Jersey. Father of Morris Fuller Benton. He cut Century Expanded (1894) based on a design of Th. L. De Vinne. This Scotch roman typeface was later redrawn by Morris Fuller Benton in 1900. Linn Boyd Benton managed manufacturing at ATF from 1892 until his death in 1932.
Article by Patricia Cost for Printing History: Linn Boyd Benton, Morris Fuller Benton,&Typemaking at ATF. Cynthia Jacquette writes about Linn Boyd and his son. FontShop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Williamstown, NJ-based designer of the decorative Yoga Cats Font (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Lyle C. Briggs
During her studies in Clifton, NJ, Maria Remedios Tubil created the pster display typeface Simple Blox (2013) and the poster font Euro Earl (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
North Brunswick, NJ-based designer of Hexaface (2017). [Google] [More] ⦿
Mark E. Shoulson
Holmdel, NJ-based designer of the Open Font Library fonts Cammel (2008, bold italic) and Ridiculous (2008, an architectural drawing font). View the fonts here, and download them here. [Google] [More] ⦿
Garfield, New Jersey-based designer of the techno typeface Zona84 (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Maryann Jiménez is a graphic designer in New York City and North Bergen, NJ. She began her studies at Altos de Chavón School of Design and obtained a BFA in Communication Design at Parsons The New School, NYC. While living in New York City, she worked as Creative Coordinator for renowned British fashion label, Ben Sherman Clothing Inc. and currently is working freelance, specializing in Communication Design, Visual Identity, Branding, Print and Editorial.
Or Masiel Fossi. South Hackensack, NJ-based designer of Block Sans, Block Serif and Block Slab (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Princeton, NJ-based designer of the fashionable geometric sans typeface Quadri (2020), the large x-height sans Neue June (2019), and the low-contrast sans typefaces Chelsey and LAdawn. [Google] [More] ⦿
Atlantic Highlands, NJ-based designer of Rockface (2012), a custom font based on rock formations. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Hillsborough, NJ. Creator of the free all-caps sans typeface Komorebi (2015) and of the curly handcrafted typeface Sophrosyne (2014). Dafont link. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Long Valley, NJ-based designer of Cat's Cradle (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Cherry Hill, NJ-based designer of Buckram (2013), a roman typeface that was developed during his studies at Rutgers University in Camden. [Google] [More] ⦿
Art director in Morristown, NJ, and New York, NY, who studied at SVBA in New York.
Creator of Slope (2012), the ink splatter typeface Wipe Here (2012) and the monoline rounded stencil typeface LGD (2012).
Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Riverside, NJ-based designer of the dot matrix font Kivos (2013). In 2016, he published the all caps typeface family Vitruvia titling, which is based upon the compass-and-ruler alphabet first proposed by Geoffroy Tory in Champleury (1529). In 2018, he published the sans typeface Steersman. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer of the scratchy messy typefaces Scribly (sic) (2017) and Lazy Brush (2017). Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer, b. 1963, who created the free fonts SilverStream, Isamu and Breakaway (a typeface not unlike Impact) in 2004. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Glen Gardner, NJ-based designer of the connect-the-dots typeface Rubiks (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
A type-historical article by Charles Creesy, Director of Publishing Technologies, Princeton University Press, about the Monticello typeface. Summarizing the lifeline of this typeface from Creesy's analysis:
Jersey City, NJ-based designer of the display typefaces Olive (2019) and Latex (2019). [Google] [More] ⦿
Prolific American type designer (b. 1872, Milwaukee, d. 1948, Morristown, NJ), who published over 200 alphabets at ATF. He managed the ATF type design program from 1892 until 1937. Son of Linn Boyd Benton. MyFonts page on him. Nicholas Fabian's page. Linotype's page. Klingspor page. Unos tipos duros page. His fonts include:
Typefaces alphabetic order:
View Morris Fuller Benton's typefaces. A longer list. A listing of various digital versions of News Gothic. More News Gothic-like typefaces. Even more News Gothic-like typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
From Collingswood, NJ, Jerry Landers' type designs: Waters Gothic (calligraphic), Waters Gothic Deux, Waterhole (2000), Animal Caps (2000), Bouwsma Uncial, Foundational, Georgia Pond, Gourdie Cursive (2000), Goudie Cursive Deux, Gourdie Handwriting (2000), Gourdie Uncial, Gourdie Gothic Black, Gourdie Uncial Deux, Ken's Calligraphic, Korger Gothic Deux. Jerry also drew a character in the September 11 charity font done for FontAid II.
Dafont link. Old URL (which died in 2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Burlington, NJ-based designer of Weeknd (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer of the free modular font Prototype (2013, FontStruct). Natan is based in Highland Park, NJ. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Blazing Star Press
The New Blazing Star Press (Jason Wickersty, Bayonne, NJ) revives historical fonts, borders, ornaments, rules, and woodcut artwork from the 18th and 19th centuries, copying every letter from original type specimen, business directories, broadsides, and advertisements printed over 150 years ago. The foundry sells 100 fonts under the title Fonts of the Civil War Era (60 fonts in 2012, 40 fonts in 2014). The 40 fonts from 2014: TPTC CW2 AdamsSentinel, TPTC CW2 ArmedAlphabet, TPTC CW2 BoldBeniciaBoy, TPTC CW2 Broderie, TPTC CW2 ComparativeBorder, TPTC CW2 FaceBorder, TPTC CW2 FishermansSongBorder, TPTC CW2 GuttaPercha, TPTC CW2 Jambieres, TPTC CW2 Klegg, TPTC CW2 LincolnsToothpickHollow, TPTC CW2 Lorenz, TPTC CW2 LoungerHashed, TPTC CW2 Lovejoy, TPTC CW2 Massaponax, TPTC CW2 MassaponaxHashed, TPTC CW2 NewRatesofTollBorder, TPTC CW2 NiblosGarden, TPTC CW2 NicodemusHeights, TPTC CW2 NorthStar, TPTC CW2 NutritiveCoffeeBorder, TPTC CW2 OysterHouse, TPTC CW2 SaltJunk, TPTC CW2 Schnepf, TPTC CW2 ShieldofFreedom, TPTC CW2 ShockoeBottomDisplay, TPTC CW2 ShockoeBottomSmall, TPTC CW2 SolilioquoyBorder, TPTC CW2 SpikedLineBorder, TPTC CW2 SquareLineBorder, TPTC CW2 SquarzasPunch, TPTC CW2 SquarzasPunchOutlined, TPTC CW2 St.LouisArsenal, TPTC CW2 TariffBorder, TPTC CW2 TheNorthStar, TPTC CW2 TitlePageLowercase, TPTC CW2 WestWoods, TPTC CW2 Whitworth, TPTC CW2 Zollicoffer, TPTC CW2 Zylobalsamum.
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New Yorker (b. 1969) who graduated from the School of Visual Arts in New York in 1993 and set up a studio in Hoboken, NJ. In 2004, Nico moved to Tuscany, and then Switzerland with his young family. He started a line of wooden children's toys in 2005, and later he ran a small agency for identity and website design in Zurich. He returned to the NY area in 2013, and since 2016, he has been a design director at The New Yorker magazine.
He designed Albroni (1992, a revival of the slinky 1950 typeface Albro by Alexey Brodovitch), Hoboken-High (1998: an octagonal typeface), Typ1451 (1999, a very airy and open-bowled sans serif), LeCorbusier (great stencil font, 1999), Le Corbusier Condensed (1999), Gigaflop (1999) and Ultrateens (1999) at Lineto.
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Designer of the handwriting fonts Scripted Genesis (2009), Oblivion Shattered (2009), Elvira's Touch (2009) and Markie's Fault (2009, marker pen font). The designer, Eva (b. 1990, New Jersey) is an illustrator. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Petroglyphic Design (or: PetroFontLab, or: Petro Design)
PetroFontLab, or Petroglyphic Design, or Petro Design, offers free fonts by New Jersey-based graphic designer Alfredo Gravato: Refluxed (futuristic), Tekhead (futuristic), Purple Tentacle (grungy), Cubist Dreams, Meat Paper.
Graphic designer in New Jersey who created Calendario Azteka (2012, posters and alphabet). [Google] [More] ⦿
East Hanover, NJ-based font seller. All fonts have a copyright notice to both Adobe and Varityper. This anomaly prompted me to look at things up close, and to decide that their fonts are derived works (like those produced by Brendel, SSi, and WSI). That is, control points on the outlines are slightly moved. Here is a partial list compiled by a good friend: Calligraphiques is Classic Script (Mecanorma), Chaplet is Diskus (Berthold), Calligrapher is Basilica (Agfa), Alexandra is Fine Hand (Letraset), Fredrica is AmazoneBT (Bitstream), Ideal Script is Englische Schreibschrift (Berthold), Mistress is Murray Hill (Bitstream), Florentine is Florentine Script (Agfa), and Francine is Francis (Lanston Type). [Google] [More] ⦿
Raquel Aparicio, one of a group of illustrators called Purple rain Illustrators in Princeton, NJ, published an erotic all-caps alphabet in American Illustration 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
Haddonfield, NJ-based designer of Spoopy (2013, a spooky grungy typeface). [Google] [More] ⦿
Moorestown, NJ-based designer of the comic book typeface Saga (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
This machine was developed in New Jersey from 1928 until 1936 for the banknote industry. It feartured master alphabets on glass plates, effectively stating the photo-lettering era. Peter Bain writes: Only a mere handful of the Rutherford machines had been sold and put into use. The Electrographic Corporation, then owner of one of New York City's leading typographers, decided to launch a start-up proposed and staffed by departing Rutherford employees, notably Edward Rondthaler and Harold Horman. The new midtown firm of Photo-Lettering Inc., starting in 1936, took advantage of the underutilized technology, and claimed an early commercialization of phototype. While not text photocomposition, Photo-Lettering was never handlettering as the name implied. Photography freed the typographic image from the historic constraints of metal, allowing flexibility in scale, dimension, and position, variations which had previously required letter-drawing skills. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Jersey-based designer of the freeware font Pigeon Snatch (see FontFreak site), Red Herring (1997, Chank's) and ChestyLove. Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
During his studies at Rider University, Ryan Yeates (Verona, NJ) designed a modular display typeface in 2016. [Google] [More] ⦿
(Sara) Sally Stansley (Princeton, NJ) designed Acropora (2013), which was inspired by the branch-like Acropora species of coral. [Google] [More] ⦿
Phillipsburg, NJ-based designer of the geometric sans typeface Pepsi (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Aka Savanas Design. Hoboken, NJ-based designer (b. 1990) of the handcrafted typefaces Delighted (2017) and To The Point (2017), and of Circle Monogram (2017) and Chisel Mark (2017). Dafont link. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Marlboro, NJ-based graphic designer, who created Hand-painted Typeface and Simple Mechanics Font in 2017. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Author (b. Cape May, USA, 1962) of Digital Type Design Guide (Hayden Books, ISBN 1-56830-190-1, 1995), which for 45 US dollars comes with a CD with 220 useful PostScript and TrueType fonts (not designed by Sean though). A second 260-font CD for 30USD. He runs The Fontsite, where you can download free versions of CombiNumerals 4.0 (circled numbers), ATF Antique (ATF Antique was first released by the Barnhardt Bros.&Spindler type foundry in 1842. It was designed for sign cutting, and saw much use throughout the latter 19th century. Its popularity led to its re-introduction by ATF in 1905 under the name Antique 1. It is the precursor to the typefaces Bookman and Rockwell.), Goudy Sans, US Flag Font, Mini 7 and Mini 7 Tight (pixel fonts). Earlier, there were also Dynamo and Rosie. Commercial typefaces of his include the CombiSymbols family. Free fonts at FontSite: Bergamo, CartoGothic, CombiNumerals. Font Squirrel link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Somerset, NJ-based designer of the squarish typeface Brick (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
West Orange, NJ-based designer of the display typeface Neek (2016). [Google] [More] ⦿
Edison, NJ-based student-designer of a funky typeface in 2014. [Google] [More] ⦿
Sheena Yera (Camden, NJ) created an octagonal caps typeface in 2013. [Google] [More] ⦿
During her studies in Mount Holly, NJ, Shiloh Lenz created Flower Buds icons (2015). [Google] [More] ⦿
Indian graphic designer who lives in Jersey City. Behance link. Creator of Ateem (2010), a Hindi font. [Google] [More] ⦿
Lyle C. Briggs' outfit in Garfield, NJ. Lyle is a graphic designer/webmaster. About 12 original fonts (commercial, usually display style), and custom font design at 200 to 1000 dollars per font. An extremist style, culminating in the gorgeous font "not" and in the eccentric "libre". Site under reconstruction. [Google] [More] ⦿
New Providence, NJ-based designer of the spurred typeface Arch (2014). Inspiration came from Indian Mughal arches, and the application Sonal had in mind was fashion magazines. Arch was created for a course at SVA (School of Visual Arts) in New York. She also created a set of pictograms for Ariisto Realtors in Mumbai. [Google] [More] ⦿
Spanjer Brothers Inc
Company located in Chicago, IL and Newark, NJ involved in big physical signs and raised letters, made in metal, wood, marble and other materials. They were very successful through WWII. Their books include Spanjer Brothers Catalog E: Wood Signs of All Descriptions (1909, Chicago, IL), Spanjer Brothers Catalogue S: Wood Carvers Wood Sign Material (1927, Newark, NJ), Spanjer Brothers Catalog 41: Guide to Better Signs (1941, Chicago, IL). [Google] [More] ⦿
Speedball pens were invented by Hunt Corporation (or Hunt Company) which was located in Camden, NJ and later (since 1958) in Statesville, NC. The highlights of that company:
Graduate of The Cooper Union, who was born in Brooklyn in 1938. He taught at The Newark School of Fine Arts and was art director at L. W. Frohlich in New York. Stan lives in Saugerties, NY.
Designer of Stan Free (VGC, 1973) and the liquid font Amelia (1965, Visual Graphics Corporation). Amelia was later "stolen" by Bitstream and Linotype. Here is what Stan wrote: Bitstream and Linotype have stolen my "Amelia" font (their renditions of it are pathetic). My digitized version of Amelia and other fonts I designed are available at: email@example.com.
Bio at Linotype. MyFonts site.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Belleville, NJ-based designer of the backslanted sans serif typeface Dragged (2014). This typeface was a school project at SVA in New York. [Google] [More] ⦿
Type designer (b. New Jersey, 1967). He is involved in ornament design at the foundry of Charles Nix, New Fonts in New York, where he helped create Nani (2001, inspired by handpainted letterforms on the Sumatran island of Samosir, this typeface was awarded a TDC Certificate of Excellence in Typographic Design), NixRift (2001, based on W.A. Dwiggins's Eldorado), and Tuk Tuk (2001, based on lettering from the Tuk Tuk village in Sumatra). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Burlington, NJ-based designer of the squarish typeface Crash Override (2014). [Google] [More] ⦿
Burlington, NJ-based graphic ddesigner. During his studies at Monmouth University, he created the brush typeface Brushed (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Born in Long Island, Susan Johnson lives in New Jersey and works in Philadelphia. During her studies at Rutgers University, she designed the multiline display typeface ContrAversy (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design who lives in Mount Arlington, NJ. In 2016, he designed a decorative floral all caps alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in New Jersey who created a curly typeface in 2012. [Google] [More] ⦿
Teeline Fonts is a digital type foundry launched by Craig Eliason (b. 1969, Houston, TX) in 2010. A professor of modern art and design history in the Department of Art History at the University of St. Thomas in Saint Paul, MN, Craig researches the history of type design, and particularly the history of its classification and vocabulary. He began designing his own fonts in 2008. Craig obtained a Ph.D. from Rutgers in 2002. Read, for example, Face the Nation: National Identity and Modern Type Design 1900-1960.
The Netstar Fresh Fonts
Original free fonts by New Jersey's Jo "the webmistress" include Dorothy at the Algonquin (nice display font!), Bourbon Decay, Nini Beans, Rabbit Redux, Magic Marker, Pop Bop, SeeMyEtchings (caps), Digital Logic (pixel font), Spaple Gun, Testosterone, LALA, Toolbox Metal, Cafe Fontana, Floppy Disk, Squaresville. Truetype for PC. Alternate URL. Interview with Jo. Links. [Google] [More] ⦿
c/o Unipro Inc., 45 River Drive South, #105, Jersey City, NJ 07310, USA. [Google] [More] ⦿
Old Bridge, NJ-based designer of an untitled ultra-fat octagonal typeface (2014), which was completed during her studies at Brookdale Community College. [Google] [More] ⦿
Medford, NJ-based designer of Half-Pint (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
New York City and New Jersey-based designer of the display typeface Wendel (2012). [Google] [More] ⦿
Three Steps Ahead
Joshua Korwin (b. 1983) is the creative director of Three Steps Ahead, which he founded in 2001 in Marlboro, NJ.
Creator of the digital revival GoudyFancy (2004), an OpenType signage typeface posted on December 23, 2004, on alt.binaries.fonts and later published at MyFonts [for another digital revival of this typeface of Frederic Goudy, see Goudy Two Shoes by Canada Type]. He also created Bauer House (2006, T-26), an art deco display face.
MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Designer of the grotesque fonts Orbit Text and Orbit Display (2013). This was a special project for Orbit, a network company. New York City and Ledgewood, New Jersey-based graphic designer who graduated from the University of the Arts, Philadelphia.
Under the tutelage of Andy Clymer (HFJ), he created an unnamed revival font in 2013.
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Graphic designer, b. 1931, Glen Ridge, NJ. After studying at Rhode Island School of Design and Brown University, he founded Brownjohn, Chermayeff & Geismar (which became Chermayeff & Geismar) with Robert Brownjohn and Ivan Chermayeff. His typefaces include A&S Gallatin (1986, Linotype), which was originally designed as a corporate font for Abraham & Straus, a department store based in New York. The photocomposition font A&S Gallatin was done in 1976. [Google] [More] ⦿
Cinnaminson, NJ-based designer of the octagonal typeface Standard (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Digital artist in Red Bank, NJ. In 2012, he created the modular typefaces Digital Sandwich, and Openface Digital Sandwich, and the art deco typeface Knuckle Sandwich. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ramsey, NJ-based graphic designer who made this type study in 2008.
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Typeology is the commercial foundry of Robert Fauver (b. 1978), who lives in Moorestown, NJ. His site has an on-line PDF-format type magazine that showcases new fonts, and was started in 2006. In Typeology #1 (2006), we find, e.g., 14 fonts from Dino Dos Santos René Verkaart, Damien Gosset, Marcio Hirosse, Andre Nossek, Keith Bates, Amy Conger, Jason Ramirez, Hannes Siengalewicz, Sean Kelly and Clément Nicolle.
His early fonts were free, like the grunge ornate caps typeface Dirty Ames (2006, based on an intials typeface created by D.T. Ames in 1884), and the Broadway style typeface Quaker Shade (2009). His commercial typefaces include Holmes (2009, graffiti style) but a version of that is also at Dafont. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Ursula Suess was born in 1924 to German parents in Camden, NJ, and grew up in Munich, Germany, where she attended two semesters of design school at the Academy of Fine Art before it burned down during the war. She then studied calligraphy with Anna Simons for two years. She returned to America in 1946 and established herself as a graphic designer working for Oxford University Press, Macmillan Co., Harper, and other publishers. She also taught calligraphy for 20 years at the Westchester Art Workshop, and at the Cooper Union in New York City. In her fifties, she learned to cut gems and became a gem carver. She moved to Green Valley, AZ, in 1998, and has been applying her artistic versatility with clay, water-color and acrylics. In 1972 she designed Book Jacket Italic, one of film type era's most famous typefaces [copied by Phil Martin as Bagatelle]. In 2010, with the help of Patrick Griffin, she released the revised and expanded digital version through Canada Type. At VGC, she also made Rotalic (two weights).
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Graphic designer in Newark, NJ, who made Arial Fuzion (2010). [Google] [More] ⦿
Galloway and/or Absecon, NJ-based designer of the squarish all caps typeface Soltz (2017), and the eerie alchemic typeface Carpathia (2017). In 2018, he designed Porterhaus and the Western typeface Gunslinger. [Google] [More] ⦿
Punchcutter, b. 1851, Southgate, UK. Picture. In 1865, he went to Flinsch in Frankfurt to study punchcutting with William Kirkwood. Then he left for Chicago, and became American. His later work was done while he lived in Bayonne, New Jersey. His typefaces, often quite ornamental and/or Victorian, were all done at Marder, Luse & Co, except Adtype (+Italic) (1903, ATF), Lithograph Shaded (1914, ATF, with Morris Fuller Benton), an unnamed typeface patented by ATF in 1916, and Alfereta (ca. 1897, Crescent Type Foundry: Alfereta by Dan X. Solo is a digital revival). Google patent link.
On Adtype, Mac McGrew writes: Adtype is a square-serif typeface patented in 1903 by W. F. Capitaine and introduced by ATF. An early example of this sort of square-serif letter, it is distinguished by its high-waisted R and unusual g. Compare Adstyle, John Hancock, Bold Antique, Contact Bold Condensed. Figures and some other characters are narrower in the Monotype cutting shown, which was produced about 1912. The italic is inclined an extreme 24 degrees. One of the revivals is Capitaine (2019, Letters from Sweden), which the Swedes descrive as a good-humoured slab serif.
The Marder, Luse typefaces by date:
New York-based inventor (with A.R. Gillmore) of the pantograph, which allowed fast and accurate copying of wood type, in 1834. He enters into a partnership with his father in law, J.M. Debow, to manufacture wood type commercially in Allentown, NJ. Production starts in 1836 under the supervision of E.R. Webb. George Bruce buys out Leavenworth and Debow and sells it to E.R. Webb, who promptly goes into a partnership with Darius Wells in 1839, at which time Wells&Webb was formed.
Specimen of Leavenworth's Patent Wood Type Manufactured by J.M. Debow (1840s) is on-line at the NYPL.
Digital revivals include Poplar (1990) by Barbara Lind at Adobe, and Gothic Leavenworth (Wooden Type Fonts). [Google] [More] ⦿
Prolific type designer, b. Camden, NJ, in 1847. He died in 1898 in Atlantic City, NJ. Many of his designs are late Victorian and art nouveau. As a punch cutter, engraver and type designer. He created typefaces for MacKellar, Smiths & Jordan, Barnhart Brothers & Spindler, Bruce Type Foundry, Central Type Foundry, Farmer Little & Co (later A.D. Farmer & Sons), Keystone Type Foundry, and ATF. His typefaces:
Google patent link. Klingspor link. Another MyFonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Senior graphic designer in Hillsborough, NJ. Creator of the grotesk sans typeface Imperfection (2013). [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Princeton, NJ. He wrote a short PDF file on Peignot. In doing so, he created his own derivation, Peignot Atypical. [Google] [More] ⦿
Designer (b. New Jersey, 1991) of the rounded geometric sans display typeface Level (2016). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿