TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Tue Jun 18 02:10:00 EDT 2024






Type scene in New Mexico

[This New Mexico logo was proposed by Egyptian designer Mohamed Ahmed in 2018.]


Aaron Ewing

Digital artist from Las Cruces, NM, who used perpendicular line segments to make CiCi (2012). A font for cemeteries? He is now based in Houston, TX. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

AEP (or: An Elektrum Press)
[Ashley Evan Pond]

Now located in Seattle, WA, and before that in El Prado, NM, Pond is a freelance software specialist who did some great work at Amazon.com. Ashley Evan Pond (who also used the company names AEP and An Elektrum Press) designed the IBM logo imitation typeface Element (1996), as well as Vampire Winter, Kismet Demibold, Atrium Initials, Atrium Deco, Abraxis, Seraphim Freaky, Acrylic, Aradia Heavy, Blocks, Evil Egg (based on psychedelic lettering by Chipper Thompson), International, Zebra, Daisy, Inverno, American Light, Santa Fe, Karma, Romanette, and American.

Dafont link. Home page. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ana Villa

Santa Fe, NM-based designer of an experimental caps typeface in 2012.

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Ashley Evan Pond
[AEP (or: An Elektrum Press)]

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Caitlin Furphy

Caitlin Furphy (Logan, UT, and before that, Las Cruces, NM) graduated from New Mexico State University. She designed the tall handcrafted typeface Abide in 2015, and the New Mexican culture font Hacienda in 2016. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Candice Bobchak

During her studies in Santa Fe, NM, Candice Bobchak created the heavy slab serif typeface Diamond (2015). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Casey Webb

Graphic designer in Albuquerque, NM. Creator of the experimental typeface Forestwood (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Celeste Byers

Creator of the 3d shaded octagonal logotype Malpais for Malpais, New Mexico's album, in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

David Bergsland
[Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)]

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Dom Romero

Los Angeles and Albuquerque, New Mexico-based designer of the octagonal typeface Great in 88 (2013), Endorphins (2014, a triangulated connect-the-dots typeface), Modern Hype (2014), and Free Love (2014, a sans family). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Dr. Shirley J. Rollinson

At Shirley J. Rollinson's site in Portales, New Mexico, an archive with Greek, Coptic, Hebrew and dingbat fonts. A sampling: AWI105 (Amien World International), Alex, Altrussisch, AltrussischBold, AltrussischBoldItalic, AltrussischItalic, American-PresidentsSAMPLE, AngloSaxonRunes, AngloSaxonRunes1, AngloSaxonRunes2, Animals, Animals2, AntoniousJJencom, AntoniousJJencomHollow, AntoniousJJencomThin, AntoniousJJencomWide, AntoniousNormal, AntoniousNormalHollow, AntoniousNormalThin, AntoniousNormalWide, AntoniousOLOverLine, AntoniousOLOverLineHollow, AntoniousOLOverLineThin, AntoniousOLOverLineWide, Athenian, Athletes, BSTGreek, BSTHebrew, Basics, CU_SYMBL, CarrAnimalDingbats, CarrArrowsfilled, CarrArrowsoutline, CarrDingbats2, CarrDings, CelticPatterns, ChayaBold, ChemCycles, ChristianCrosses, ClassifiedDingbats, CommonBulletsNormal, Coptic-Regular, Coptic-Regular, CopticNormal, Dastafarin-Regular, Dingbat-Cats2, DivChem, DwarfRunes, DwarfRunes1, DwarfRunes2, Eggs, FOOD, Fabeldyr-2, Flower-Show, FontForFree, Futura-Thin, Futura-ThinItalic, GermanicRunes, GermanicRunes1, GermanicRunes2, GideonMedium, Grammata, Greek-Regular, Greek-Regular, Greek, GreekOldFace, GreekOldFaceC, HWGreek, Hebpar, Hebrew-Italic, Hebrew-Regular, Inter, Ismini, KirillicaWincyr, Kitchentile, KoineMedium, Koptos-Regular, Korinthus-Italic, Korinthus, Kur2siv-Italic, Lashon-Tov, Lavra-Plain, Linear-B, LudlowDingbats, MENA-1, Martin-Vogel's-Symbols, Medicine, MendelSiddurBold, MendelSiddurMW-Bold, Milan-Greek, MonitorNormal, New-Dingcats, Noam-New-Hebrew, NovaNormal, Novgorod-Plain, Ornaments, Paleo-Hebrew-NormalA, PecanSoncHebrew, Pni2na, Pointers, QuiltersDelight, RK-Meroitic-(Demotic), RK-Meroitic-(Hieroglyphics), RK-Meroitic-Transscript, RK-Persian-Cuneiform, RK-Sanskrit, RK-Ugaritic-Transscript, RK-Ugaritic, Rashi, Roman-Catholic, RuthFancy, SILDoulosIPA, SILGalatia, SILGalatiaBold, SILGalatiaExtras, SILGalatiaExtrasBold, SILManuscriptIPA, SILSophiaIPA, SPAchmim, SPDamascus, SPDoric, SPEdessa, SPEzra, SPIonic, SPTiberian, Sgreek-Fixed, Sgreek-Medium, ShalomOldStyle, ShalomOldStyle, ShalomScript, ShalomStick, ShebrewMedium, States, Statuer, Symbol-Accentuated, SymbolMW-Bold, SymbolMW-BoldItalic, SymbolMW-Italic, SymbolMW-Normal, TLHelpCyrillic, TattooNo1, TattooNo2, TimesNewRomanNavajo, TimesNewRomanNavajoBold, TimesNewRomanNavajoBoldItalic, TimesNewRomanNavajoItalic, TorahSofer, TransliterationItalic, Tzipporah, Ugarit, VintageDingbats, WarnSymbols1, WarnSymbols2, WarnSymbols3, WarnSymbols4, WarnSymbols5, YourKeys, ZapfDingbats, button_by_fanta, fantas-second, hebrew, persische-Keilschrift. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Erica Nash

Jal, NM-based designer of these fonts in 2017: Grit, Galaxy One, Two and Three (astrology-themed hipster style), Bird&Branch, Peony Brush, Introduction. Creative Market link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Fernando Gaverd

Fernando Gaverd (Hexagono Design, Santa Fe, NM) created some experimental typefaces in 2011. In 2012, he made the caps alphabet Santa Fe, which is probably not a complete font. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gatis Cirulis

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Hackberry Font Foundry (Was: NuevoDeco Typography, or: Bergsland Design)
[David Bergsland]

In 2009, Hackberry Font Foundry grew out of NuevoDeco Typography, which in turn was a commercial foundry that formed part of Bergsland Design located in Mankato, MN, and before that, Las Lunas, NM, and run by David Bergsland (b. 1944, Buffalo, NY), a 1971 graduate of the University of Minnesota. Author of Practical Font Design: 2nd Edition: Rewritten for FontLab 5. Klingspor link. Creative Market link, as Radiqx Press. His fonts:

View David Bergsland's typefaces. Behance link. Creative Market link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Igor Armiach
[Snoosmumrik (was: Demosthenes' Voice)]

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Jannine Cabossel

Artist from New Mexico who designed the dingbat font Inspirations (1995, ITC, now at Linotype). Fontshop link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Hernandez

During her studies at New Mexico State University in las Cruces, NM, Jennifer Hernandez created the hand-printed typeface Robopus (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Payne

Las Cruces, NM-based designer of Tree Fingers (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jordan Timothy Bell

Graphic designer from Waco, TX, working in Santa Fe, NM. He started making some typefaces during his studies in 2012, but these remain unnamed and unpublished. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mariana Vianna

Santa Fe, NM-based designer of the typographic poster called Boombox (2012). She also drew an organic ornamental caps alphabet in 2012.

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Mark Leisher
[Unicode BDF fonts]

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Mauricio Martínez

Santa Fe, NM-based designer of Hexagono (2011), a hexagonal grid face. He also made the ultra-condensed MSE (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

New Mexico State Library

Mystery is an exclusive font designed in 2003 for the New Mexico State Library. Unknown designer. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Nicole Guerra

As a graphic design student in Las Cruces, NM, Nicole Guerra designed the foliate typeface Lotus (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pablo Byrne

Pablo Byrne, a graphic designer in Santa Fe, New Mexico, created the ornamental headline alphabet Delirium (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Shane Bzdok]

Shane Bzdok (Pixelseed) is an Art Director at BBDK, Inc in Santa Fe, NM. He wrote Emil Ruder. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Rawtype is located in Mesilla, NM. Bound Type (2010) is a hand--lettered typeface based on the research at Kinsey Institute, USA that was published in PAGE Magazine, Germany, and Secret Magazine, Belgium. See also the typeface poster Aker (2012). In 2016, they published Theban Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

[Gatis Cirulis]

Gatis Cirulis (Rawtype, Latvia) is a graphic designer and illustrator who does projects for individuals and companies in Central Europe and the USA. He specializes in logos, identity, illustration, publication, drawing, painting, lettering, book arts web design. He was art director at McCann Latvia but is now located in Bloomington, IN, where he was Letterpress Type Shop Graduate Assistant at Indiana University Bloomington. He currently lives in Las Cruces, NM. His typefaces:

  • The BDSM-inspired all caps alphabet Bound (2009). Example glyphs: A, B, BDSM, C, C, PS. Poster.
  • Aker (2010). An erotic all caps alphabet.
  • Karo (2010). A free geometric font.
  • Frank (2010). A blackletter face.
  • Ray Five (2010). A font based on letters that were projected onto the walls of a dark room.
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Robbie Kujath

Robbie Kujath graduated from the University of New Mexico. He is digital designer at Copper Pointe Church, and is based in Albuquerque, NM. In 2017, he morphed Mark Simonson's Proxima Extra Bold into Smeared Alphabet. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Hudson

During his studies in LasCruces, NM, in 2012, Sean Hudson created an experimental typeface. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sean Michael Chavez

Designer (b. 1971) of the gracious Solipsia family (2003). Chavez lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shane Bzdok

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Shannon Nicole

Designer in LasCruces, NM, who created the modular experimental typeface Nightlight (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Snoosmumrik (was: Demosthenes' Voice)
[Igor Armiach]

Las Cruces, NM and Israel-based designer (b. 1991) of Elite, a grunge version based on Adobe's Trajan. Creator of the Hebrew fonts Groovy Cursive (2014) and Shakked Pirate (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Charles Doonan

New Mexican (b. 1952) who made a font based on his own handwriting, Harrowprint (2008). Alternate URL. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Susan Rockstraw

Las Cruces, NM-badsed designer of the cloud-like typeface Baby Butts (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tess Bader

Tess Bader (Las Cruces, NM) draws well. She made a nice typographic poster that introduces herself. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tiffany Charley

Santa Fe, New Mexico-based creator of two all caps typefaces in 2012. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Trevor Bowman

Clovis, NM-based designer of a few typefaces in 2017, including an avant garde and a stencil style. [Google] [More]  ⦿


Mac OS X platform (free) converter from Truetype (Mac TTF) to PostScript (Mac T1), by Stone Studio of Albuquerque, New Mexico. Full license, 30 day free trial. [Google] [More]  ⦿

ttf2bdf v2.8

Free TrueType to BDF converter that requires the FreeType library. Source code and binaries for Windows, ELF, Solaris and SunOS developed as freeware by Mark Leisher at the Computing Research Lab, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, Dept 3CRL, Las Cruces, NM 88003. FTP access. Man pages. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Unicode BDF fonts
[Mark Leisher]

Mark Leisher at the Computing Research Lab of New Mexico State University has developed a set of (free) proportional, 12pt, 100dpi BDF (bitmap) fonts primarily for use with dense technical papers on the Web and with X11. The fonts contain about 4050 glyphs so far, including approximately 450 for coverage of the contextual forms needed for the Unicode Arabic blocks, U+0600-U+06FF. Finished are a Devanagari Unicode BDF font, and an Arabic Unicode BDF font. Quite a bit of Unicode is supported, except for the following major blocks: 1. The Hangul block. 2. The Han block (Hanja, Hanzi, Kanji, Chu Han). 3. The Indic scripts. 4. The Tibetan script. [Google] [More]  ⦿

XmBDFEditor (v3.8)

Edits BDF fonts on X-Windows (simple ASCII representation of bitmap fonts) and can import Linux console fonts, Sun VF fonts, X bitmap, Linux console fonts (PSF, CP, FNT), metafont PK/GF, Windows FON/FNT fonts, TrueType fonts, and HBF (Han bitmap fonts. It exports PSF fonts if necessary. Developed and freely made available by Mark Leisher, Computing Research Lab, New Mexico State University, Box 30001, Dept. 3CRL, Las Cruces, NM 88003, USA. FTP access. [Google] [More]  ⦿