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Type scene in North Carolina
A New Machine
Foundry, est. 2011, in Raleigh, NC, by Kent Swecker. A New Machine created the beautiful hairline hand-printed typeface Hair Line (2011), Sweck Sans (2011, a sans with some contrast and a large x-height), Unstable (2011, a paper cut face), the sketch typeface Crosshatch (2011), and the modular FontStruct-like typeface Model UR (2011).
Typefaces from 2014: Art Party (a festive hand-drawn typeface co-designed with with Erin Solomon), Carawan (a rounded sans family), Back and Forth, Fat Nib (splatter brush face), Smoot (whimsical typeface).
Typefaces from 2017: Down With The King (a great techno headline typeface).
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] ⦿
During her studies at Anderson University in South Carolina, Matthews, NC-based Anna Tabor designed the Azalea typeface (2016) for The Glen, a wedding venue located on a historic plant nursery in Florida. [Google] [More] ⦿
Bomparte's Fonts is John Bomparte's (b. Port of Spain, Trinidad, 1959) foundry in Wake Forest, NC. A graphic and type designer, John Bomparte was the assistant to, and a protege of renowned type designer Ed Benguiat, at the legendary Photo-Lettering Inc. It was there that John was surrounded by other great type designers such as Tony Stan, Vic Caruso, Vincent Pacella and Bob Alonso.
John designed the art deco sans typeface Hamptons BF, and another art deco headline face, Take Two BF.
In 2006, he published the 12-style family Blackletter Sans and the exquisite poster semi-Greek simulation art deco typeface Abstrak BF (modeled after a 1931 ATF font by Robert Foster called Abstract).
In 2007, he surprises with the 1920s poster font Michelle BF, the hand-printed Brandy BF, its follow-up Johnny Script BF (2008), the quirky Freaky Frog BF, the dot matrix halftone effect font Subliminal BF, the frizzy Glow Gothic BF (2007), and the gorgeous swashy 3-style blackletter family Black Swan BF (2007).
His 2008 typefaces: Jacky Sue BF (based on the hand of Jackie Geerlings), SoHo Nights BF, Hamburger Font BF (a rounded fat face), and the art deco sans serif typefaces Sidewalk Cafe BF (2008) and Hamptons BF (2 weights).
Emerge BF (2009) is a flare serif inspired by Admiral, c.1900, from the Keystone Type Foundry. Freedom Writer BF (2009) is a connected handwriting script face.
Danielle BF (2010) is hand-printed, based on the hand of Danielle Paradis. Factor BF (2010) is an electronic / futuristic / techno face. FingerSpeller BF (1994) is an American sign language typeface. Retroscript BF (2010) and Capistrano BF (2010) are beautiful connected scripts.
In 2011, he added the fat felt tip pen typeface Sherbet BF and the funky rounded display typeface Dragonfly BF. In that same year, he published the stunted black wood type typeface Squat (BA Graphics, based on earlier work of or with Bob Alonso).
Typefaces from 2016: Shandy BF (a playful connected script).
Typefaces from 2018: Petals BF. A flourished curvaceous ornamental didone.
Callout is the Greensboro, NC-based foundry of Kyle Lambert. Designer of Pipe Dream (2011, a typeface inspired by video games from the 1990s), Hookshot (2011), Reacher Sans (2011, a monoline stencilish warm sans). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Charlotte, NC, who during her internship with Arzberger Stationers, created some caps typefaces in 2011; Flora (floriated), Suzy (oriental simulation), Caroline (calligraphic), Sassie (Victorian), and a blackletter face. [Google] [More] ⦿
Print and graphic designer in Charlotte, NC. Creator of Cureton (2010), a display typeface in which all letters have the same height and are above the baseline. In 2017, he designed the vintage typeface Ironworth and the modular all caps typeface Bronzet. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer and typographer from North Carolina, who studied graphic design at Savannah College of Art&Design. He created the geometric counterless typeface King Pong (2010). [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
David Sudweeks pursued graphic design at Brigham Young University where he focused his studies on lettering and type. After completing a brief apprenticeship with type designer Mark van Bronkhorst in California, David took up the position of Type Director at FontShop San Francisco. He now works primarily from his home studio outside Raleigh, North Carolina writing and curating type as a member of FontShop's editorial staff, and drawing type on the side.
He used FontStruct in 2008 to make the dotted typeface Pullchain, which could be used for teaching children how to write.
Codesigner at American Type Founders Collection of ATF Alternate Gothic (2015, Mark van Bronkhorst, Alan Dague-Greene, David Sudweeks, Igino Marini, & Ben Kiel). ATF Alternate Gothic is a new, significant digital expansion to 40 fonts of Morris Fuller Benton's classic 1903 design.
In 2019, Sudweeks designed the serif typeface family MVB Dovetail at MVB Fonts.
Delve Fonts (was: Delve Media Arts)
Delve Withrington (Alameda, CA; b. 1970, Asheville, NC) studied at Savannah College of Art and Design, designed signage, print projects and web pages in addition to designing custom typefaces, worked for Fontshop, and in 2004, joined the type team at Agfa Monotype, which morphed into Monotype Imaging, Redwood City, CA. From Asheville, NC, he moved around and ended up in San Francisco. In 1996, he founded Delve Fonts in Berkeley, CA (in fact, Delve Media Arts, and later renamed Delve Fonts). He has collected a virtually complete list of books on typography. Author index. MyFonts link. Designer of these typefaces:
District (was: CV Type)
CV Type, since 2013 called District, is Galen Lawson (b. Greensboro, NC, 1975), an artist who specialized first in graffiti type and logotypes and then expanded to cover all bases, including several distinctive masterpieces such as Blancmange and Hoban. He lives in Washington, DC. In 2013, CV Type became District.
His creations from 2010 until 2012: Aeron (2010, semi-serifed family, with a crippled lower case h), Hijinx (2009, a headline face), Verlico (2009, a take on Optima), and Frusta (2010, a 5-style slab serif family), Level (2010, an elliptical sans family), Reverie (2011, a curly sans), Encoder (2011, a slabby stencil family), Blancmange (2012: a tall informal semi-brush family), Reverie OT (2012).
Doghead Studio is the personal foundry of designer Jon Jennings. Jennings created the free handwriting font Lucidity (2008). Katiki Can (2010) is a wall paint face. Born in Asheboro, NC, in 1984, he lives in Rock Hill, SC, and went commercial in 2010. Dafont link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
North-Carolinian distributor of the Kidbag type collection. Kid Type Paint was designed by Jane Scarano and Jake Scott. Designer at Creative Alliance of the kid's handwriting typefaces KidType 1 and 2, as well as DingBrats (1993, dingbats). Dead FontShop link. Jake and Scott Scarano (now defunct link!) are credited at FontShop with the 1993 creative Alliance ruled kid's lettering typeface Kid Type Ruled, and the brushy 1993 typefaces Kid Type Crayon, Kid Type Marker and Kid Type Paint.
The Eccentrifuge Blackletter Directory aims to be an exhaustive online reference for all commercially available blackletter fonts (but he only deals with commercial type). Run by John Butler of North Carolina (he was in Atlanta, GA). John Butler designed the Butler Antiqua family (2002) in the style of Ruzicka and Dwiggins. Eccentrifuge assists type designers in navigating and managing the complexity of OpenType feature programming, Euro conversion, character encoding and Unicode, Python scripting, bitmap embedding, and to a certain extent, internationalization. It also specializes in developing connected OpenType font designs at a level of fluidity previously unavailable, allowing your designs to achieve a true handwritten look. Jobs include Emigre's Mrs. Eaves OpenType, an OpenType version of Erik Van Blokland's Kosmik, and Barchowsky Fluent Hand OpenType. [Google] [More] ⦿
Mac and Windows commercial software for font problem diagnosis, repair, and organization. It can be used to convert between type 1, OpenType and truetype. Morrison SoftDesign is located in Charlotte, NC. [Google] [More] ⦿
FontVista is a 30USD font viewing, cataloguing and printing Mac utility by Morrison SoftDesign, Charlotte, NC. Free demo. FontVista supports TrueType, MultipleMaster, Postscript Type 1, and Bitmap fonts. [Google] [More] ⦿
Jaime Van Wart
Graphic design student at University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Behance link.
Jean hails from South Carolina and studied art history at Queens College in Charlotte, NC.
Designer of Dizzy (1995), Elli (1993) and Rats (1997, with the help of Jill Pichotta) at Font Bureau. These are grunge handwriting fonts, except for the great calligraphic font Elli, originally commissioned in 1989 by the Houghton Library of Harvard University, in honor of Eleanor Garvey, curator emerita of the library's Department of Printing and Graphic Arts. Rats was based on the handwriting of children's book illustrator Scott Nash: Its small body height and tall ascenders support an oldstyle spirit drawn from early second-century Roman cursive scripts. Dizzy was made for an artist's book about Dizzy Gillespie.
Jen Jones Fonts
Raleigh, NC-based designer of the free hand-ccrafted Hello Fonts bundle of 262 fonts. Many, if not all, of these fonts were designed using iFontmaker. There is also a commercial collection of fonts. The free font list: Hello Big Deal, Hello Casual, Hello Esli Script, Hello Hustle, Hello Morgan, Hello Raleigh, Hello Ramona, Hello Texas, HelloAbracadabra, HelloAcaBelieveIt, HelloAlakazam, HelloAli, HelloAloha, HelloAmazing, HelloAmazingReally, HelloAnnie, HelloAnnieWide, HelloAntsClose, HelloAntsOnFire, HelloArchitect, HelloAsparagus, HelloBabes, HelloBabyGirl, HelloBarndoor, HelloBarnyard, HelloBasic, HelloBeMyPenPal, HelloBeYou, HelloBeYou2, HelloBeYouFill, HelloBelle, HelloBestDay, HelloBigBen, HelloBigDeal, HelloBigSky, HelloBillionaire, HelloBirdie, HelloBlossom, HelloBlowPops, HelloBlueprint, HelloBoomerang, HelloBoxStitch, HelloBoxer, HelloBoxerABC, HelloBoxerWide, HelloBoyfriend, HelloBoyfriendSquisht, HelloBragTags, HelloBrownieBadge, HelloBubbleButt, HelloBubbles, HelloBubbly, HelloBuckaroo, HelloButtons, HelloCake, HelloCarmel, HelloCartoon, HelloCasual, HelloCasualSlim, HelloCeratops, HelloChaChing, HelloChalkTalk, HelloChitChat, HelloChitChatX, HelloChunky, HelloClaus, HelloCurly, HelloCurlyQ, HelloCutie, HelloDNangelo, HelloDaisy, HelloDataHead, HelloDeanna, HelloDigitheads, HelloDippyPippi, HelloDoodlePrint, HelloDoodlePrintToo, HelloDoodleType, HelloDoodles, HelloDotBot, HelloDotStick, HelloDotty, HelloEllie, HelloEllieBold, HelloEngineer, HelloEsliScript, HelloEsther, HelloEtchASketch, HelloFabulous, HelloFairytale, HelloFickle, HelloFickleJuice, HelloFineMotor, HelloFireworks, HelloFirstie, HelloFirstieBig, HelloFirstieBigGulp, HelloFirstieSquisht, HelloFirstieThin, HelloFontStew, HelloFrozen, HelloFun, HelloFunkyFresh, HelloGeorgeI, HelloGeorgeII, HelloGeorgeIII, HelloGeorgeIV, HelloGirlie, HelloGreekGoddess, HelloHandMeDown, HelloHappy, HelloHappyDays, HelloHarley, HelloHaywire, HelloHelicopter, HelloHeyGirl, HelloHoneybun, HelloHoneycrisp, HelloHotDiggity, HelloHotMess, HelloHotStuff, HelloHotcakes, HelloHottie, HelloIHeartYou, HelloIWillNotChewGum, HelloImagination, HelloIsh, HelloIshBig, HelloIshThin, HelloJannie, HelloJocelyn, HelloJourney, HelloJrHigh, HelloJumpingJacks, HelloJunieB, HelloJustSayin, HelloKami, HelloKandinsky, HelloKayMay, HelloKayMaySquisht, HelloKelly, HelloKennedy, HelloKeyLimelight, HelloKidMarker, HelloKindergarten, HelloKookie, HelloLetItGo, HelloLightbox, HelloLikeABoss, HelloLiza, HelloLori, HelloLoruna, HelloLovebug, HelloLucy, HelloMacaroni, HelloMaddox, HelloMaddoxThick, HelloMakerspace, HelloMalibu, HelloMango, HelloMath, HelloMeatballs, HelloMilkMoney, HelloMillionaire, HelloMissThang, HelloMister, HelloMovesLikeJaggar, HelloMrsSketch, HelloMummy, HelloNatellie, HelloNeatFreak, HelloNerdAlert, HelloNoTeardrops, HelloNorthwestye, HelloOlive, HelloOliver, HelloPalazzo, HelloParis, HelloPhonicDoodles, HelloPicasso, HelloPinata, HelloPippi, HelloPirate, HelloPlainJane, HelloPlayground, HelloPoolNoodle, HelloPopcorn, HelloPoppinTags, HelloPractice, HelloProzac, HelloPumpkin, HelloQueenie, HelloRaleigh, HelloRaspberry, HelloRecess, HelloRockyRoad, HelloRoundHole, HelloRuhdonkulous, HelloSansaNorth, HelloSansaSouth, HelloSanta, HelloSantaBarbara, HelloSassy, HelloScarecrow, HelloScrapbook, HelloScratch, HelloScript, HelloShabbyBlob, HelloShelby, HelloSimple, HelloSip, HelloSixBoys, HelloSketchie, HelloSkinny, HelloSkinnyMinnie, HelloSkippy, HelloSmartie, HelloSmores, HelloSnowball, HelloSperry, HelloSpot, HelloSquarePeg, HelloSquiggles, HelloSquirrel, HelloStacy, HelloStarbucks, HelloSticky, HelloStitches, HelloSugar, HelloSuhKurity, HelloSunshine, HelloSuperhero, HelloSweetCheeks, HelloSweetCheeks_0, HelloSweetiePie, HelloSweetiePie_0, HelloSwimmy, HelloSydney, HelloTGIF, HelloTeacher, HelloTeacher2, HelloTexas, HelloTheHue, HelloTiffany, HelloTimber, HelloTiptoes, HelloTracer, HelloTracerSolid, HelloTreat, HelloTrick, HelloTupelo, HelloTypeHype, HelloTypewriter, HelloTypewriterSquisht, HelloTypewriterThin, HelloWhackAMole, HelloWhimsy, HelloWhoaNelly, HelloWobblie, HelloWoohoo, HelloWordsmith, HelloYolo, HelloZaxby, HelloZipper, HelloZombie, HelloiFont.
North Carolina-based creator of the hand-printed typeface Hello Firstie (2012). In 2015, she designed HelloEtchASketch (iFontMaker) and Hola Annie Wide (iFontMaker). In 2016, she designed the hand-crafted typefaces Hello Billionaire, HelloChitChat (+X), HelloAloha, HelloCartoon, HelloCasual, HelloCeratops, HelloEngineer, HelloEsliScript, HelloFireworks, HelloHandMeDown, HelloHotcakes, HelloIshBig, HelloJourney, HelloJumpingJacks, HelloKennedy, HelloKindergarten, HelloLiza, HelloLori, HelloLucy, HelloMaddox, HelloMakerspace, HelloAmazing, HelloAnnie, HelloAsparagus, HelloBasic, HelloBeMyPenPal, HelloBestDay, HelloBigBen, HelloBoomerang, HelloBoyfriend, HelloBubbleButt (connect-the-dots style), HelloCake, HelloDoodlePrint, HelloDoodles, HelloDotStick (connect-the-dots style), HelloEllie, HelloEtchASketch (sketched typeface), Hello Zipper, Hello Tracer, Hello Wordsmith, Hello Stitches, Hello Pumpkin, Hello Blueprint, Hello Ruhdonkulc, Hello Zombie, Hello Typewriter Thin, Hello Katie, Hello Sansa North, Hello Starbucks, Hello Brag Tags, HelloMissThang, HelloPicasso, HelloPippi, HelloPlayground, HelloPoolNoodle, HelloPopcorn, HelloQueenie, HelloRecess, HelloRuhdonkulous, HelloScarecrow.
Typefaces from 2017: Hello I Heart, Hello Ish.
Originally from North Carolina (b. 1979), Jesse Ragan studied type design at Rhode Island School of Design. After college, Jesse designed typefaces at Hoefler&Frere-Jones, where he had a hand in Gotham, Archer, and several other families. Since 2005, he has worked independently in Brooklyn, developing typefaces and lettering for a variety of clients. His work can be found at Font Bureau, House Industries, and Darden Studio. He also teaches typeface design at Pratt Institute and Cooper Union. He won an award at Bukvaraz 2001 for Gotham, co-designed with Jonathan Hoefler and Tobias Frere-Jones. In 2017, he set up XYZ Type with Ben Kiel, who is based in Saint Louis, MO. XYZ Type is part of Type Network since 2018.
This bookseller from Greensboro, NC, specializes in calligraphy. "We supply calligraphers, lettering artists, illuminators, bookbinders and papercraft enthusiasts with books, tools and supplies including fine papers. Our selection of calligraphy books and supplies is unequaled in the world." [Google] [More] ⦿
Calligrapher and letterer in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, who occasionally designs logo type and is involved in calligraphic-looking custom type. Since he started in 1983, he has published three books on the subject.
In 2011, John Stevens and Ryuichi Tateno combined forces to publish the four-font calligraphic brush series Stevens Titling at Linotype. It comprises Stevens Titling Boar Brush, Wolf Brush, Sable Brush and Badger Brush styles, all based on the Trajan style.
Art director who was in North Hollywood, CA, and is now based in Charlotte, NC. Developer of custom typefaces for the 2009 film Long Nights Moon. Promotional poster. In 2016, he designed the delightfully irregular Uptown Sans.
Graphic designer from Raleigh, NC. Recent graduate from the College of Design at NCSU. Creator of a textured alphabet and font called Faux Show Mono (2009). Designer of a beautiful tennis-ball inspired poster (Love All, 2009) and pocket guide created for a pseudo deluxe tennis tour company. Behance link. Flickr site. [Google] [More] ⦿
Ketchup n Mustard
Art director in Los Angeles, who studied at NC State University (class of 2008). Jaime Van Wart was a full-time product and visual designer for IBM's Lotus software group, and designed original typefaces and custom lettering. She created the Victorian typefaces Restoration and Vodarna in 2009. In 2018, she designed the display sans typeface Gipsy, the modulated sans Pacific, the blackletter typeface Eastwatch, and the geometric sans typeface Admiral. [Google] [More] ⦿
Adam Roe (Lunchbox Design, Charlotte, NC) is the American designer of Percolator (T-26), Adolescence (Monotype), Blind Date (T-26), Epicure (T-26), Intention (T-26), Girlfriend (T-26), BMetaphorA, Epicure, Dumpster (stencil), Epitaph, Intention, Lunchbox, Metaphor, Technique, Ashtray, Boogieman (1999), Gas Station, Malaise, Airmail, Alexander, Angobie, Article10, Category, Charisma, EightTrack, MulletHead, NotQuite, NowWhat, Outahere, PillowTalk, PromDate, Replicant, Sabotage, Sandbox, Secretary, Soapbox, Solace, Substance, Surrogate, Technique, Undertow.
He once said Each letter should have a flirtation with the one next to it. The story told by his son Clyde (Chromatype, Charlotte, NC) in 2010: It was a quote developed during the time of using the typositor for phototypesetting headlines. Herb Lubalin, Aaron Burns and ITC were clients of ours who often required the careful and considered placement of one letter next to the other. We had to take into account the positive and negative space between letters. This was being done in a red light safe darkroom, exposing each letter one at a time and watching it develop under a "glass" which held liquid photo developer. Being a flirtatious man, my father came up with that quote during that period which was around 1985-1986. A couple of years later he became a consultant for a few companies including Adobe in their earliest years. That quote can be found in one of Adobe's first specimen books "Adobe Type Guide, Volume 1". [Google] [More] ⦿
Mad Irishman has original fonts by Patrick Michael Murphy, who is American (from Mebane, NC), not Irish, and who is now located in Columbia, MD:
Marianfonts (or: MarianFudge Design, or MFD)
Marianfudge Design 99. Free fonts by 1-year old Tommy Cary (Hight Point, NC). The fonts: 15teen, Apocalypse, ArmyofGawd, Astra, Averen, AvoidLongLines1, BackupGeneration1, BayouCowboy, BeirutSugar3, BigLog, Binary, Bodenhand (neat handwriting), Brian Cary, CaptainLethargic, CheapPizza, Chi, ConNinguna, ConspiracyMeadows, CorneliusMaurits, DarkEmpire, Discussion, DjCourageous, Eli50b1, Fargas, FatCyan, Fayettenam, FifteenStories, Grasko, Gunther, Heliosphere, HugYourIntern1, Hydrophonic, IamMonomer, IamMonotonous1, Idiot, InnieOuttie, Invalid, JanglyBounce, LosDelQueso, Marianfudge, Mondo, Morelife, Mr. Doodely Doo, NyakSquared1, OrphanageRiot1, Oscilloscope4, Primagrosa, Rascal, Relieftechnik1, RoboticMonkey1, Routine, Royal, SalinasMotionClerk1, SkippyGreeny, Stereophonic1, TapeLoop, TawattypeBloch, TawattypeII1, TelemarketingSuperstar, TelemarketingSuperstarItalic, TexasLED, TheWorldsFieryDemise, ThebGL, TributetoNova, Victor, Warren1, Backadelica, MethaneDwarf, StereoSaturn. Direct access.
Matt Stevens (Charlotte, NC) created a great series of mechanically deconstructed caps called The Exploded Alphabet (2013). In a similar style, he designed illustrations for an article on European Supercars for Wired UK, also in 2013
Graphic designer in Raleigh, NC, and Savannah, GA. Creator of these typefaces:
Maurice Meilleur is a recovering political theorist turned graphic designer and design researcher and writer (in his own words). He completed a PhD in political theory from Indiana University Bloomington in 2004, and earned an MFA in graphic design from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2015. He is an assistant professor of graphic design at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa, where he teaches and studies typography and design semiotics and methods. Earlier, he was assistant professor of graphic design in the Department of Art at Appalachian State University in Boone, North Carolina.
Maurice is writing a book on the principles and history of modular scripts.
His experimental modular typeface Kast was a jury finalist in the Society of Typographic Aficionados' 2016 ProtoType competition. He has developed Kast into paper, photographic, print, and digital artifacts, and begun to explore digital animation using Python and Drawbot as part of a larger investigation into typographic representation and parametric/algorithmic/generative formal systems. At ATypI 2018 in Antwerp, he spoke on modular scripts and generative design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Michael Hassler (b. 1972, Denton, NC) designed the free spurred biker style typeface Hassified (2017), Comic Ink (2017), Architects Draft (2017) and Architects Pen (2017). Dafont link. [Google] [More] ⦿
Raleigh, NC-based designer. He did the logotype and identity for Le Chateau Cinq (2013), a high end French cuisine and jazz fusion restaurant. A merge of Chunk Five and Dubtronic Solid yielded the Chunktronic typeface (2012).
Monotype on The History and Future of Variable Fonts
An article written in 2017 by Jason Tselentis, a designer, writer, and educator based in North Carolina. As Associate Professor at Winthrop University, he teaches visual communication design, brand strategy and development, web design, and typography. [Google] [More] ⦿
Patrick Michael Murphy
At NC-based Salim George Khalaf's page on ancient Phoenicia, find free truetype fonts (Mac, PC): Nakht Hieroglyphics, Eshmoon (1996; Phoenician runes by Salim himself) and Ugaritic1 (by David Myriad Rosenbaum, El Sobrante, CA). Alternate URL. It has a great tree of language genealogies, placing Phoenician around 1600BC, with as child languages Proto-Arabic (1500BC), Old Hebrew (900BC), Archaic Greek (1000BC), Etruscan/Latin (900BC) and Aramaic (800BC). Alternate URL. [Google] [More] ⦿
Huntsville, AL-based designer who studied at The Art Institute of Raleigh-Durham. Creator of the stencil typefaces Brigade (2016) and Raleigh (2016), and the modular typeface Poggers (2019). Creative Market link. Dribble link. Home page. [Google] [More] ⦿
Waxham, NC-based vendor of barcode fonts and software. These cover Code 128, Code 3 of 9 (Code 39), EAN, UPC, Postnet, Interleaved 2 of 5, PDF417, ASP Barcodes, PDF417, OCR-A, OCR-B, MICR, and Data Matrix barcodes, and cost between 75 and 129 dollars per barcode style. [Google] [More] ⦿
German designer of the spiky grungy black metal band typeface Unreal Tournament. This typeface was used for the titling of one of the computer games by Epic Games in Raleigh, NC. Old link. [Google] [More] ⦿
RAH Creative used to be ROBYNA.COM, and before that, Robyn's Fonts. The owner is Robyn Harton (b. 1964, North Carolina). She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Virginia Commonwealth University. Based in Richmond, VA, Robyn Harton's commercial dingbat creations and borders include RA Lotus (for Mandalas), RA Holiday (Xmas font), RA Lotus2, RA Seichim Hand, RA Seichim Regular, RA Protection, RA Mandalas, RA Eye Frames (free sampler font), RA Hand, RA Crystals, RA Ganesh, RA Egypt Web Sites, RA Eye Menus, RA Geo Borders, RA Geo Menus, RA Geo Buttons, RA Sea Life, RA Reiki-Seichim Plus Hand, Butterflips (great butterflies!!), Capsulated, EShopper, LuvNKisses, Paisley, Quilter's Delight, RunningNcircles, Seperates, SunNMoon, ToAndFrom, Bauble (I through IV), Interfacer, Kitchen Tile, Scrollworks, Whirlygigs, RA AllSmiles, RA Aten, RA Cats, RA Happy Things, RA Unknown Symbols, RA WebFrExtras, RA Fatima, RA India Borders, RA Masks, Flakey, Geared Up, Petey Rone, RA Web Frames, Amenti RA (2001). The fonts can also be purchased at MyFonts.com.
Adam Roe, the founder of Lunchbox Design, now runs Reelhouse, where he sells his 65 fonts for 600USD.
Russ Rowlett (University of North Carolina) made the Pointers font (arrows). Urban Fonts carries his upright script New Venice (2007).
Salim George Khalaf
Dennis Ludlow (Sharkshock Productions, Raleigh, NC) started making mostly free fonts in 1999. On August 28, 2001, Dennis announced that he would stop producing fonts, forever. To prove himself wrong, he became more prolific trhan ever, and ultimately started designing retail fonts as well.
His early typefaces include Hot Pizza (2001), Hawaiian Punk, Royal Acidbath, Little Caesar, Subway, Holiday India, Mobsters, Dallas Cowboys (Western look, 2004), Dark Crystal, Queen of Camelot (2015), Green Eggs and Spam (2015), Ludlow Strong Ale (2015, German beer label font), Space Angel (2014), Electrox, Cowboys, Dolphins, Viking Stencil, Lexust (2002), Padaloma (2002), Fujita Ray (2002), Willy Wonka, Hursheys, Grinched (a Halloween or beatnik font), Honda, Busch Gardenz, Holiday India (2000), Simpsons, Blockbusted, IHOP, Chicken Fool A, Playtoy (2000: like the masthead of Playboy), Cowboys (2001), Dreamscar (2001, has a Cyrillic version), Mr. Goodbaur, Dr. Peppers, Oreos, Air Millhouse, Fruitopia, Raiders, TGI Friday, Jolly-Raunchy, Mouser, Pirate-Keg, Fujita Ray (2015), Modeccio (2015, art deco), Wendyville (2015, Western), Vonique 64 (2015, avant-garde style), Your Royal Majesty (2015, a unique blackletter-inspired vampire script), Hackney Block (2015), Thunder Lord (2015, an outlined variant of Raiderfont), Republica Minor (2015), News of the World (2015: a news headline font), TH3 Machine (2015), Funkrocker (2015, inky, grungy), Tiki Tropic (2015: a tiki font), TypoGraphica (2015, a strong geometric sans), Vonique 92 (2015, circle-based fashion sans), Reisenberg (2015, a black titling sans; v2.0 dates from 2018). There is also a medium-sized categorized archive, with subsections such as cartoon fonts and movie fonts.
Typefaces from 2016: Twiddlestix, Konigsberg (rounded sans), Wicked Mouse (looney tunes typeface), Heathergreen (a tall condensed sans), Wonderbar (psychedelic), College Block (athletic lettering), Death Star, Ring of Kerry (uncial style), Blockletter (octagonal), Café Françoise, Cronus (round monoline sans), Suissnord (a wide sans display typeface), Grinched 2.0 (an update of Grinched), Red Seven (futuristic), Enchanted Land (derived from the blackletter genre), Freakshow (ornamental ransom note font), Deutschlander (a condensed sans for movie credits and similar applications).
Typefaces from 2017: Lemonade Stand, Dark & Black, Hennigar (a heavy compact sans in the spirit of Impact), Durango Western, Banbury (a heavy display didone), United Kingdom (techno), Goldoni, Kingsmen.
Typefaces from 2018: Bloomsburg (a 6-style organic sans; +Cyrillic), Stupid Meeting (an all caps display typeface), Medusa Gothic, Carson (tall grotesque), Collegeblock 2 (an octagonal varsity font), Medusa Gothic, Royal Crescent (sans), Praetoria, Papaya Sunrise, Helmswald Post (blackletter).
Typefaces from 2019: Deutschlander 2.0 (an organic monoline sans, with coverage of Cyrillic and Greek), Zanzabar (a genie lamp or Arabic emulation typeface), Vonique 43 (an organic fashion mag sans), Delacorso Outlines (tall decorative caps), Kwixter Sketch (for Latin and Cyrillic).
Typefaces from 2020: Stupid Meeting (an all caps sans with a comic book feel, appropriately named to describe most COVID era Zoom work sessions), Toyster (a plumpish typeface), Wonderbar 2 (psychedelic, all caps), Boldstrom (a tightly spaced heavy industrial sans), Reisenberg, Snicker Snack, Crosshatcher (a sketched font), Czesko (a skyline font), Storybook Ending (a mix of uncial and Tuscan), Toyster (a bubblegum font).
Spectrum Designs (was: Connie Starsongs)
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:
Sportsfonts was founded in 2014 or 2015 by Kristopher Bazen (b. Canton, OH) who studied at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. He worked in the world of sports marketing, lived in Columbus, OH, and is now in Charlotte, NC. He writes that Sportsfonts was built with the sports designer in mind. We are a rare breed that is enamored with the aesthetic of athletics, so it was only appropriate to create a site focused on such a crucial element of sport: typography. From jerseys to end zones, it is impossible to downplay the effect of type in our industry/passion of choice, so instead, we choose to embrace it wholeheartedly. Please join me in creating the one and only mecca of all sports font foundries!
Typefaces: Forge, Robison, Playoff, Nameplate, Champions, Recon, Edge, Junction, Special Forces / Ops, Capone, Rush, Union, Full Speed Ahead, Armor, Sports Machine, Flint, Okie, Razor, Roundtree.
During his MFA graphic design graduate studies at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Taekyeom Lee created the Hangul simulation typeface Hangul (2010), the modular typeface Wire (2012), the pure op-art typeface Dizzy (2011), and the 3d Latin typeface Land (2013). His latest research explores unconventional methods of creating three-dimensional type with materials and techniques unique to type design, such as ceramics and 3D printing.
Tricia Treacy has been running her own letterpress design studio, Pointed Press, creating custom book and print work for commercial clients, international artists, designers and writers since 2000. Using a combination of digital and analog methods, she collaborates on conceptual projects with a range of artists and designers.
She has taught graphic design, letterpress and book arts at the University of Pennsylvania, the University of Delaware and the Mason Gross School of the Arts. Tricia is currently an Assistant Professor of Design at Appalachian State University in North Carolina.
Manfred Albracht's font creation program that allows type 1 to truetype conversions. DS Design, 1157 Executive Circle, Suite D., Cary, NC 27511, USA. Alternate link. You can also buy ScanFont, FontExpert, SigMaker, TypeTool, FontLab. Also, custom font design. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typography in Decay (TiD)
Charlotte, NC-based Matt Perkins' fonts Das Reicht Gut and A Scratch are interesting display fonts. He made about 20 fonts in all, many of them at the peak of the grunge font deacde: A Scratch, Bauhaus Sketch (1997), Crescent Obfuscated, Cube Toss, Cybertown Subterreanean, Das Reicht Gut, Finn, Gene Pool, Kefka (1997), Linear Curve, Linear Curve Fatty, Metrostruct, Oh Mega Sigh, Parolm Smallcaps, Seeds, Shamen Remix, Sketch 1, Stepped in Times. A Scratch, Finn and Stepped in Times were done by Ben Hutchens, all others by Matt Perkins. Mercury_Blob was a cooperative effort. Ben Hutchens has also contributed to typography in Decay.
Graphic designer in Raleigh, NC. Creator of these typefaces in 2012: Ezra (she says: Ezra is a Modern typeface designed to break the stereotype of Moderns only being used in the fashion industry. I was heavily inspired by Bodoni's regularity with measurable and repeatable forms and sought to create a typeface that utilized the interchangeable parts concept and pushed Modern typefaces past design stigmas), Beehive. [Google] [More] ⦿
Typefaces by them include some icon font sets, Stilts (2013, a thin headline typeface), Narwhal (2013, a clean all-caps sans typeface), Miniglyph, Parks and Rec (icons), and Snack Time (icons). Together, they designed the slabby wood type (and letterpress emulation) typeface Ohio, Medical Icons, Survival Icons, Bike Icons and Transit Icons in 2013. In 2015, they published the squarish sans typeface Carolina.
Zach and Beth Wilkinson
Zach Wilkinson Design