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This South Carolinian cartoonist made the squarish typeface Pilgrimage BLT (2010, FontStruct). Aka Sabata. [Google]
Lexington, SC-based designer of the slab serif typeface Griffin Display (2015), the wood-inspired vintage typeface Woodchuck (2016), the varsity typeface Grizzly0116 (2016), and the stencil typeface Grizzly (2016). Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google]
During her studies in Anderson, SC, Aimee Kaib created the delicate text typeface Maurice (2013). [Google]
Located in Colombia, SC, Aldrena made a few nice typographic posters in 2010, illustrating typefaces such as Rockwell, Optima and Mrs Eaves. [Google]
Allison B. Williams
[Allison B. Williams]
Allison B. Williams (Alphabet Zoo) is Hilton Head Island, SC-based type and graphic designer. In 2010, she made the alphading font Christmas Spirit (+Christmas Spirit 2), and the architectural writing font Handwriting Absolute. In 2011, this was followed by Quick Notation (hand-printed). Klingspor link. [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Alyssa Crozier created the Marquand typeface (2012). She writes: It was inspired by the gothic architecture of Princeton University, and its use would be specifically for the Princeton University Art Museum. It takes some elements from Mrs. Eaves so it could coincide with the University's logo and the pointed serif feet were based on the gothic arches seen in the entrance to the Cathedral on campus. [Google]
Andres Sanchez lives in Greenville, SC, where he does graphic and web design. Behance link. Creator of the circle-themed geometric monoline sans Neometric (2010, free at Dafont), and of a nice Wim Crouwel Lecture poster (2010).
Dafont link. Home page. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer of the art deco typeface Jet Set (2014), whose letters were inspired by the minimalist sculptures of Donald Judd. Behance link. [Google]
[Typecaste Foundry & Design]
Anderson, SC-based designer of the roman typeface Renée (2011). Behance link. [Google]
While at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Ashley Readler designed the Outlander typeface (2012). [Google]
As a student at Anderson University South Carolina, Greenville, SC-based Ben Boerma designed the sober sans typeface Trailhead (2015). [Google]
Designer of the pixel font Bullwark. Based in West Columbia, SC. [Google]
During his graphic design studies At Anderson University in South Carolina, Ben Mahaffey designed the squarish Engadi typeface family (2013), and the contrasted sans typeface family Aristocrat (2013).
Dafont link. [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Bessie Love created the Molecule typeface (2014). Molecule is the official wayfinding typeface for The Children's Museum in downtown Greenville, South Carolina. [Google]
Beth Cooper (South Carolina) designed the sans typeface Even Hand (2011). [Google]
During her graphic design studies in Greenville, SC, Bethany Greene created the quaint typeface Nomad (2013). [Google]
Graphic designer of Rock Hill, SC. The typeface Arkitekt (2013) was designed as a tribute to an existing hand-rendered shop sign found in Chester, South Carolina. [Google]
Anderson, SC-based designer of the fashion mag typeface Beaton (2014). [Google]
Digital and graphic artist in Spartanburg, SC. She clipped the serifs off Georgia, and made Oggie (2011). [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Brittany Wilson designed Victoria (2013). [Google]
Designer from Easley, SC. He created the perfectly square (and thus monospaced) typeface GridFit (2012), and of the squarish techno typeface Urban Cowboy (2012).
Behance link. [Google]
Originally from Montreal, Camille studies graphic design at Anderson University in South Carolina. During her studies, she created the quaint mini-serifed typeface Ado (2012).
Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Anderson, SC, who created the octagonal athletic jersey typeface Skyhook (2012). She graduated from Anderson University.
Caroline Brewer Photography link. [Google]
During her studies in Greenville, SC, Caroline Denton created the serifed typeface Flight (2014). [Google]
Graphic design student at Anderson University in South Carolina. At Behance, she presents Chloe (2010) and describes the design process in detail. [Google]
Chandler Van De Water
Chandler Van De Water (Greenville, SC) is a designer and front-end developer at NewSpring Church in Anderson, SC. He does freelance design, should a project intrigue him. He also makes fonts. In 2012, he designed the black wood-style typeface Cubano (free at Lost Type).
Creative Market link. [Google]
Student from Atlanta, GA, who made a great Clarendon poster to advertise a talk in February 2010 in Atlanta, GA. She wrote in 2010: I was born and raised in Indonesia, and moved to the Atlanta, GA when I was 18. I attended Georgia Perimeter College for an Associate Degree in Fine Arts. Then I transferred to Savannah College of Arts and Design to study Graphic Design. I am currently a senior in SCAD, and will be graduating in May . [Google]
Charleston, SC-based creator (b. 1990) of Spooky Drips (2011, a dripping blood Halloween face).
Dafont link. [Google]
Aiken, SC-based designer of the octagonal techno typeface Kuratas (2015), which takes inspiration from Kogoro Kurata and Wataru Yoshizaki's Curates robot, the world's first drivable mech. It in turn is inspired by the giant robots found in popular anime shows such as Gundam and Code Geass. [Google]
Danton was born and raised Charleston, SC. During his graphic design stidies at Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC), Danton used the eight letters of "Haagen Dazs" on a hand-painted sign found outside a Haagen Dazs ice cream shop in Charleston, SC, to make a comic book style typeface called Playground (2013, Lost Type).
Behance link. Cargo Collective link. [Google]
David Paul Bolding
South Carloinian (b. 1984) who created the hand-printed font DavidFont (2008). [Google]
During her graphic design studies at the University of South carolina Coumbia, Desiree Cheeks (Washington, DC) created the hand-lettered typeface Pagoda Blossom (2013). [Google]
Dixie Hemingway is a graphic designer in Myrtle Beach, SC. She created the copperplate typeface Epicurean in 2013.
Behance link. [Google]
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]
During her studies, Easley, SC-based Elizabeth Borowski designed the display typeface Promenade (2016). [Google]
[Emily Lime Design]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Emily Heinz created the serifed typeface Matlack (2014). [Google]
Emily Lime Design
Emily Conners (Emily Lime Design, Greenville, SC) sells her own fonts. She specializes in capricious scripts. Her typefaces include:
Old home page. Some fonts or subsets of fonts can be had for free at Fontspace and Dafont.
MyFonts interview in June 2012, with this introductory paragraph: We've seen a few meteoric careers on MyFonts before, but the dazzling feats accomplished by the one-woman foundry called Emily Lime has left us seriously in awe. Based in Greenville, SC, this brand new font company managed to score one best-seller after another these past six months. The energetic Southern Belle in charge of the operation has made fonts in a range of styles, but capricious scripts are what she does best. Her peacefully named Bombshell Pro is at the top of our Hot New Fonts list as we speak. And while her alphabets are nonchalant and untamed, the underlying font technology is smart and nifty. Meet Emily Conners, a newcomer with a punch. [Google]
Graphic design student at Anderson University in South Carolina. For a school project, Emmy Dorchak designed a readable geometric typeface called Matterhorn (2012). [Google]
During her studies at the University of South Carolina, Emmy Persall (Greenville, SC, created an angular display typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google]
Charleston, SC-based designer of Grade School Hand (2016). Creative Market link. [Google]
Fernando Henrique de Sousa
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Frances Stephens designed the high-contrast display typeface Rayonnant (2016). [Google]
Anderson, SC-based creator (b. 1991) of the Victorian typeface Quest (2012), which was created by taking el;ements of Plantin abd Tengwar.
Behance link. [Google]
Glyphon (Greenville, SC) is the type foundry of American type designer Matt Baird.
In 2012, Matt designed the nibbed typeface Yeti. [Google]
Hailey Naeun Hyun
As a student, Greenville, SC-based Hailey Naeun Hyun designed the techno sans typeface Coffeehouse Rose (2016) and the circle-based monoline sans typeface Aria (2016). [Google]
Designer in Anderson, SC, who made Anthro (2012), a slab serif typeface based on Gotham. [Google]
Graphic design student in Anderson, SC, in 2013, who designed the sans typeface Astrotype (2013). [Google]
Hannah Leonard (Anderson, SC) designed Classic 44 (2011), a typeface based on a combination of two typefaces, Modern No. 20 and Footlight MT. [Google]
During her studies in Anderson, SC, Heather McIlrath designed Sans Francisco (2012). [Google]
During her studies at the South Carolina School of the Arts in Anderson, SC, Holly Lang created the display typeface Chikitsa (2014), advertized as a typeface for Eastern health care. [Google]
Illustrative Type is Jerry Rose from Charleston, SC. His creations can be downloaded. They include Future Sands (2009, a paperclip font). Behance link. [Google]
[Fernando Henrique de Sousa]
Brazilian illustrator residing in Joinville, SC. Creator (b. 1992) of the free blackletter typefaces Hairline Quadrata (2013) and Quadrata Preciosa (2013). He also made Tired Fingers Fail (2013, hand-printed), Easy Going Stroke (2013, hand-printed), Trace Me Gordo (2013), and Masonic Cypher (2013).
In 2014, he created Julia Black (blackletter typeface) and Lemurika. In 2016, he designed the hand-crafted Teacher Notes.
Dafont link. . [Google]
Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)
Insigne Type Design Studio (est. 2006) is run by Jeremy Dooley, b. Columbia, SC, 1981, who received a masters in graphic design at Savannah College of Art and Design in 2005. He lived in Atlanta, GA, and is now in Knoxville, TN. From 2004 until 2006, he ran Dooley Type in Greenville, SC. Behance link. Klingspor link. Font squirrel link. Creative Market link. MyFonts interview. His fonts:
- 44th President (2009, based on Obama's handwriting).
- Aberlyth (2006). An informal script face.
- Ainslie (2014), Ainslie Slab (2014), and Ainslie Sans (2014).
- Antigen (2007) is futuristic.
- Arendahl (2007) is a connected but irregular handwriting font.
- Ashemore (2012). Production assistance for Ashemore was provided by Lucas Azevedo and Marcelo Magalhaes. Followed by Ashemore Softened (2012).
- Avaloc (2006) is an expanded sans.
- The Aviano superfamily. Aviano Wedge (2012), Aviano Slab (2007), Aviano Serif (2008), 2009 Aviano Didone (2009), Aviano Flare (2010), Aviano Sans (2010), Aviano Future (2011), Aviano Contrast (2012), Aviano Gothic (2013), Aviano Sans Layers (2013). Aviano Titling (2007) is inspired by Trajan. Aviano Silk (2015) is a bilined decorative titling typeface. Aviano Royale followed in 2016.
- Barcis (2013). An organic sans family.
- Beastias (2006). An informal script face.
- Biortec (2004).
- Biscuit Boodle (2008) is a fun and crazy script from Portland Studios illustrator Justin Gerard. Biscuit Boodle Ornaments (2009, dingbats).
- Blue Goblet (2005) is a Treefrog-style script developed for the pending illustrated childrens book from Portland Studios, The Blue Goblet. It was codesigned by Cory Godbey of Portland Studios and Jeremy Dooley. In 2011, Cory Godbey added Blue Goblet Christmas Ornaments.
- Boncaire Titling (2012) was iInspired by the type elements of 17th century map of Curacao made by Dutch cartographer Gerard Van Keulen.
- Brigette (2007) is an ink-splattered calligraphic script.
- Cabrito (2013). A typeface for children's books. Followed by Cabrito Inverto (2014) for reversed stroke stress---some of its heavier styles have a Western appearance. In 2014, Cabrito Sans was added to the set. Cabrito Semi followed in 2015.
- Carta Marina is a family of medieval map text typefaces and dingbats (2007).
- Cavole Slab (2011).
- Celari Titling (2014).
- Chatype is a geometric slab serif typeface family designed in 2012 for the city of Chattanooga, TN, by Robbie de Villiers and Jeremy Dooley.
- Chennai and Chennai Rounded (2007) are playful display sans typefaces. Chennai Slab (2009).
- Coegit (2012). A sans family that offers Compressed, Compact and Condensed subsets.
- Cohort (2010, elliptical sans).
- Coupe (2003).
- Dever (2015) is a 107-style family of rough and weathered letterpress typefaces with industrial octagonal skeletons.
- Dienstag (2008, 8 styles).
- Donnerstag (2010, extended slab serif).
- Eigerdals (2010, rounded sans family).
- Enocenta (2013). A penmanship typeface family done with Cecilia Marina Pezoa.
- Enzia (2009, an elegant sans family).
- Fizgiger (2006). An informal script face.
- Florencia (2007) is a vintage script.
- Foverdis (2010, a calligraphic family that includes a hairline).
- Gineso (016). A set of 48 slightly condensded and squarish headline typefaces.
- Grayfel (2015). i 42-style sans typeface family characterized by flush horizontal or vertical terminal endings.
- Grenale (2013). A flashy in-your-face didone family from Thin to Heavy. Grenale #2 (2013) is a curvy sans that is almost a monoline. In 2015, Dooley launched Grenale Slab.
- Haboro (2016). A 54-font strong didone family with wedge serifs replacing the standard rectangular ones. It has no ball terminals. Followed by Haboro Slab (2016), Haboro Soft (2016) and Haboro Sans (2016).
- Insigne Abstractions (2007) and Insigne Fleurons (2008) are dingbats.
- Jon Cary (2004, the handwriting of John Kerry).
- Kairengu (2007) is a comic book family.
- Kasuga (2008) and Kasuga Brush (2009) are fresh new scripts with oriental undertones.
- Kidela (2007) is a sassy scrapbook family. Kidela Sketch (2009).
- Kochi (2015). A 54-font rounded organic sans typeface family.
- Le Havre (2008) is a gorgeous 8-style geometric art deco sans with tall ascenders. In 2010, the Le Havre Sketch family was added. We also have Le Havre Rough (2014, a bit of letterpress feel thrown in), Le Havre Rounded (2009), Le Havre Titling (2012), Le Havre Layers, and Le Havre Hand (2015).
- Look (2015). In Sans, Script, and Serif subfamilies, this super-collection blends a bit of vernacular signage with weathered letterpress.
- Lorelei (2007, Insigne) is a bouncy script family.
- Lourdes (2007) is an informal script.
- Madeleine (2007) is a basic handwriting face.
- Madurai (2012). A simple monoline sans superfamily. Madurai Slab (2013) has 54 styles.
- Mahalia (2008) is a retro script.
- Majidah and Majidah Potens (2006) are medieval scripts.
- Marintas (2012).
- Maris (2015). A curly script.
- Massif (2008) is an aggressive sans family.
- Mittwoch (2009, organic serif).
- Montag (2007) is a casual rounded sans family in six styles.
- Mr Darcy (2015). A Tuscan all-caps typeface.
- Mynaruse (2010; +Titling, +Royale) is another roman inscriptional titling family---it is characterized by skinny flared serifs.
- Nanumunga (2007) is a comic book style face.
- Natalya (2007) is a connected calligraphic script. Natalya Monoline (2007). Natalya Swashes (2009, calligraphic).
- Newcomen (2008) is a 4-style roman titling face.
- Obline (2004, sans).
- Oita (2014). An octagonal typeface family.
- Olidia (2008) is calligraphic.
- Orewelia (2004, grunge face).
- Pauline Didone (2011, a curly didone family). Pauline (2008) is a monolinear retro script.
- Plathorn (2014). Inspired by the Wild West, this generous typeface family uses flaring in a thousand ways to recreate the feel of that era.
- Promethian (2005, futuristic).
- Quarca (2013). A 36-font sans family with a sturdy rounded square look.
- Quatie (2013). A curvaceous family: Quatie draws much of its inspiration from the industrial brawn of the railroad and the unique characteristics of Cherokee letterforms, giving it an atypical form not usually found in an industrial slab (accring to Dooley).
- Questal (2007) is a unicase serif face.
- Qurillian (2006, legible sans).
- Ranelte (2016). A condensed sans series with techno or DIN appeal.
- RendtPhysic (2006).
- Ript Cure (2005).
- Sabler Titling (2016). An all caps typeface family with tapered flared strokes.
- Sancoale (2011, an organic sans family, from Thin to Black). Sancoale Narrow (2011). Sancoale Softened (2012). Sancoale Slab (2012). Sancoale Slab Soft (2013). Sangli">Sangli (2015). A 54-style rounded organic sans typeface family.
- Savigny (2011). Images: Savigny Black Extened, Savigny Regular Condensed.
- Serofina (2010, a calligraphic face).
- Savory Paste (2007). Grunge.
- Shrike2003 (2003).
- Sildetas (2010, a high-contrast script typeface with tear drop terminals).
- Solitas (2015). A rounded 42-style geometric sans family. Followed by Solitas Slab (2015).
- The sans family Sommet (2008; see also Sommet Rounded (2008), Sommet Slab, 2010, and Sommet Serif (2011, a wedge serif family)) is futuristic. Sommet Slab Rounded (2011).
- Sovba (2009, upright italic).
- Steagal (2013). A geometric sans with a 1930s American feel.
- Steam Court (2015). A combination of steam punk and blackletter.
- Stefania (2007) has two calligraphic/chancery styles. Its aged version is called Stefania Antique (2008).
- Stratham (2007) is a medium to black family of legible sans typefaces.
- Terfens (2007) is an informal and quite rounded sans serif with inspiration from chancery scripts like Stefania.
- Torcao (2013). An elliptical anthroposophic typeface family.
- Valfieris (2006). Valfieris Aged (2007) imitates medieval printing.
- Xalapa (2008) is a grunge family.
- Yevida and Yevida Potens (2006, scripts).
- Yorkten (2015): 54-style monoline stans family.
- Youngblood (2008, +Youngblood Antique, 2010) is non-connected.
Catalog of their typefaces. View Jeremy Dooley's font library. View Jeremy Dooley's typefaces. [Google]
Anderson, SC-based creator of the mini-slabbed typeface Arlington (2012), for which, according to Jacob, inspiration came from Caslon and Optima.
Behance link. [Google]
Student in Rock Hill, SC, who is puruing a Bachelors at Anderson University, SC. Creator of the (school project) display typeface Parmigi (2013). [Google]
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.
Creative Alliance's font Hatmaker (1996) consists of two all caps typefaces, one of which was inspired by Ben Shahn's hand-constructed alphabet.
FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google]
Professional artist who received her BFA from the University of South Carolina. Creator of Pea Jelene's Doodles.
Dafont link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Greenville, SC. In 2011, she created the Peignotian typeface Soma, which was derived from Modern No. 20 by cutting off its serifs and removing the ball terminals. [Google]
[Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)]
Jessica Hische was born in Charleston, SC, in 1984. She is a Brooklyn-based hand-letterer and illustrator, who has worked for clients such as Tiffany&Co., Victoria's Secret, American Express, Target, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Chronicle Books, Random House, and Penguin Books. Blog. She created various calligraphic and hand-lettered scripts such as Valentine Script (2009), Buttermilk (2009, a calligraphic connected script) and New York Times Buzzwords (2009). Creations in 2010: Snowflake, Snowflake ornaments. Typefaces from 2011: Bryan Who (quaint, antique). Fonts made in 2011: Brioche (a dessert menu script face).
She also has a site called Daily Drop Cap Cap, in which she adds a free drop cap every day (but this lasted four days only).
Her drop caps typeface family Minot (2013) and her initals Penguin Drop Caps (2013: a series of twenty-six collectible hardcover editions of fine works of literature, each featuring on its cover a specially commissioned illustrated letter of the alphabet by Jessica in collaboration with Penguin Art Director Paul Buckley) won awards in 2014 at the Communication Arts 4th Typography Competition: 2014.
In 2014, Jessica Hische created the script typeface Tilda at Font Bureau for Moonrise Kingdom.
Klingspor link. MyFonts link. Behance link. [Google]
South Carolina-based designer who created the children's book typeface Imagine (2012). [Google]
Designer and photographer in Greenville, SC, who created the slab serif typeface family Dino in 2010 while studying in Anderson, SC.
Behance link. [Google]
Photographer, designer, and musician in Spartanburg, SC. During his studies atAnderson University in Anderson, SC, he designed the octagonal typeface Keystone (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
Graphic designer in Anderson, SC, who created Sans Imperius (2015), which is based on classic roman proportions. [Google]
[Mayfield Type Foundry]
During her studies at Anderson University, Josie Maszk (Charleston, SC) created the inscriptional roman typeface Sancro (2014), which is based on a 13th century inscription in the basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, Italy. The typeface is intended for the church's use on signs, tickets, and other material. Behance link. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer of the typeface Libertas (2013), which was developed while Joy was a student. [Google]
Student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. Designer of Valiant (2012), a typeface created for fantasy fiction novel covers and film posters. Behance link. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based creator of the didone typeface Nuvo (2012). [Google]
KaraKreations (or KaraFontz)
Fonts by "Digital Kara" (b. 1979, lives in South Carolina) at KaraKreations. At Devian Tart, she designed the fonts KFNOCENTERZIT (2000) and KFNoCenterz (2000). [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Katie Brazell used Didot as a model for the design of Marina (2013). [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Kayla Decker created the high-contrast mini-slabbed typeface Krohn (2013) for use at the Krohn Conservatory in Cincinnati, Ohio. The letterforms are based on the serif/sans serif combination of Goudy Old Style and Optima.
Behance link. [Google]
Kayla Love Pellegrino
Graphic designer in Moore, SC, who created the modular typeface MindSight in 2014. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based art director who created the art deco typeface Marylynn (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
South-Carolina-based youngster (b. 1989) who made the futuristic display typeface Busou Shinki (2008). He also uses the names Blitz tactics and Konami. [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Kristen Baker created Draper (2012), a typeface custom-designed for Modcloth, an online vintage, indie, retro clothing company. [Google]
Student designer At Anderson University in Anderson, SC, who created the exaggerated Peignotian typeface Bokini (2012). [Google]
Columbia, SC-based designer of the script typeface Spindle (2013). [Google]
Graphic design student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, who is also a ceramic artist. Behance link.
In 2012, Laura created a high-contrast typeface, Clarisse, about which she writes: Clarisse is a typeface inspired by House Industries' Neutraface Slab Text and the Mid-Century modern style. [Google]
Laura Skinner (Greenwood, SC) created the free squarish wayfinding typeface Halt (2014). [Google]
Simpsonville, SC-based designer of Spur (2016). Its inspiration comes from Soviet propaganda posters from the 20th century. [Google]
Lauren Roberts (Easley, SC) created the text typeface Walton (2013)C during her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. [Google]
During her studies at The University of South Carolina, Leah Edwards (Columbia, SC) created the display typeface Psycho Babble (2014). [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer of the futuristic typeface Avaruus (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Lindsey Hudlow Charles
Greenville, SC-based designer of the blackboard bold typeface Nirosta (2016). [Google]
Lindsey Robin Hudlow Charles
Greenville, SC-based designer of the free tape typeface Cassius (2016). [Google]
Graphic Design student at Anderson University in South Carolina in 2014. Designer of the Peignotian typeface Caterpillar (2014). [Google]
Graphic designer in Fort Mill, SC. Portier is a handmade Dutch deco poster typeface designed by Lori Lennon in 2013 as a tribute to an art deco sign found above a doorway in Amsterdam. Nine of the existing letters were used as a basis for this display typeface. Behance link. [Google]
Kelly Johnson ("Mad Hatter") is the American creator of the handwriting fonts Etched in a Desk (2008) and Leaky Closet (2008) and of Cydonia Sand Scribbles, aka Son't Read My Journal (2008). He also made Banana Spider (2008, stone chiseled look), Juneau (2008, 3d tin can box look), Cymptum (2005, ink run font). Kelly runs Mad Hatter Designs. Another URL. Dafont link.
I do not know if this is the same designer, but this Kelly Johnson is a student at Anderson University who hails from from Greenville, SC. She created Goslon, which is a combination of Hoefler & Frere Jones's Gotham and William Caslon's Caslon. Her blog. [Google]
As a student in Simpsonville, SC, Madinalley designed the custom hand-crafted comic book typeface Combat (2016) for RWBY. Behance link. [Google]
Located in Columbia, SC, Marcus Williamson created the condensed octagonal caps typeface Speakeasy in 2013. Free download. [Google]
Mary Catherine Pflug
American type designer who created the beautiful pottery-style fattish poster typeface Dumpling (2012, Positype). This was a cooperation with Neil Summerour but I let him explain the experience:
Dumpling was drawn, digitized and mastered by an 18-year old over a semester-long Senior Concentration in Graphic Design at the South Carolina Governor's School for the Arts. Seriously, think about that! What were you doing when you were a senior in high school? I watched this unfold as her teacher, guiding where I needed to, encouraging when necessary, but ultimately putting her through a ridiculously tedious, painful and compressed process. She did not falter, she did not complain, she worked. In her own words (taken from an excerpt of her concentration paper), "In the middle of all this, I went to Charlotte, NC and saw and opera, the set designer was Jun Kaneko, [and afterwards] went to the Mint where we attended his talk (subsequently meeting him) and then perused a gallery of his work. His large ceramic forms made me realize how connected type is to sculpture. The medium may be different, but the ideas of negative space and forms interacting with each other and the view to convey a message are essentially the same. Architecture too, is surprisingly connected to type. I find myself gravitating towards the word, entasis a way of describing my letterforms, though they have no reference to the Parthenon or Classicism. In type you need balance, continuity, a little unexpectedness, and a good amount of math." [...] Mary Catherine, after completing her digitization, final tweaks, etc. in FontLab, turned the font over to me for OpenType coding and testing. [Google]
Mayfield Type Foundry
Graphic designer in Greenfield, SC.
Creator of Jesper (didone), Durham, and Sinbad (art nouveau) in 2012.
In 2013, he set up his own commercial foundry, also in Greenfield. His first commercial release is Roloi (2013), a layered numbers font in art deco lettering style. It has many clock symbols as well. In 2016, he designed Durham Latin (a vintage industrial revolution Latin typeface).
Behance link. [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, McKenzie Stokes created the text typeface Flock (2014). [Google]
Megan Leigh Wilson created Vegas (2013), a typeface inspired by Las Vegas architecture, during her studies at Anderson University in South Carolina (2013).
Behance link. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer of the display typeface Edelwaiser (2016). [Google]
Anderson, SC-based designer of the display typeface Cadenza (2015). [Google]
Greenville, SC-based creator of the school project tattoo typeface Jetliner (2013). Free download. [Google]
Type designer from Rock Hill, South Carolina. He created the squarish monoline sans typeface Franz (2011, +Light, +Heavy).
Creative Market link. Home page. [Google]
Miranda Hayes (Randa Graphics, Anderson, SC, b. 1994) designed these typefaces in 2015 while she was studying at Anderson University: Blithedale (a 192-style mixed heritage superfamily that includes Serif, Sans, Slab and Roman subfamilies in Regular, Expanded, Condensed and Oblique styles spread over 8 weights each), Davicar (named after David Carson), Fellatype (an irregular script named after Ed Fella), and Brodyville (named after Neville Brody).
In 2016, she created Starvision for the redesign of the World Vision Website, and Rossfit (for a sports branding project). The typeface was inspired by the star in the World Vision logo. She also designed Rossfit (for a sporting goods comnpany) and Tiboro (which was inspired by Tibor Kalman's work). Dafont link. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer of the Peignotian typeface Klaui (2014). She also made Coffee Icons (2014). [Google]
Naomi Nakazato is an artist, designer and student, born and raised in the Washington, DC. She currently lives in South Carolina to study painting and drawing at Anderson University. She created the strong display sans typeface Hudson (2012) during her studies. [Google]
Graphic designer and illustrator in Columbia, SC. In 2014, he created an ultra-black blocky custom typeface. Behance link. [Google]
Graphic design student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. .
Creator of the Egyptian typeface family Valium (2012). [Google]
Graphic designer in Travelers Rest, SC, who created Pytho Capitals in 2012.
Behance link. [Google]
During her studies in Greenville, SC, Paige Elizabeth created the Peignotian typeface Kona (2013) for chocolate package signage. [Google]
South Carolina-based designer (b. 1985) of MyspaceArcaneFont, Paul Crazy and Paul Symbols in 2008. [Google]
Designer in Greenville, SC. He created the Peignotian typeface Contempo (2011). [Google]
Graphic designer currently working at Pentagram Design in New York. He graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design, and is originally from Western Massachusetts. At the Typesites page, Matt McInerney looks at sites that have great typographic design. He created Raleway (2009, a free hairline sans; the Google Web Fonts typeface Raleway Dots (2012) is by Brenda Gallo, Matt McInerney, Rodrigo Fuenzalida and Pablo Impallari; see here for a complete extension of Raleway between 2010-2013 by Matt McInerney, Pablo Impallari and Rodrigo Fuenzalida), New Alphabet (2008), an octagonal font based on Wim Crouwel's New Alphabet, using FontStruct. (For a commercial version of New Alphabet, check Architype New Alphabet (The Foundry). He also made Pentagrid (2009, on a 5x5 grid; +Pentagrid v2, +Pentagrid Alphabet), Dotserif, and Neuescreen, typefaces that are in the mold of New Alphabet.
Orbitron (2009) is a great free futuristic sans family published at The League of Movable Type: it is a geometric sans related to both Eurostile and Bank Gothic. Romina Vespasiano made a great specimen poster for Orbitron in 2012.
Allerta (+Stencil) (2010) is an open source typeface designed for use in signage. Allerta was designed to be easily and quickly read from a distance. Each letter exploits the most unique aspects of that individual letter so that each character can be easily distinguished from any other.
Google Directory link. FontStruct link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. Home page of Matt McInerney. [Google]
New foundry, est. 2005. Corey Godbey (b. 1983, Greenville, SC) codesigned a Treefrog-style script with Jeremy Dooley (of Dooley Type) called Blue Goblet (2005). In 2008, he added Blue Goblet Ornaments, and in 2009, Blue Goblet Florals and Blue Goblet Eblems, and in 2010, Blue Goblet Frames and Vignettes #2. Still with Dooley, he codesigned the informal Blue Goblet Serif family in 2011. Blue Goblet Christmas Ornaments followed in 2011. Blue Goblet Drawn was completed in 2013. Klingspor link. [Google]
Rachel Greene Bass
Greenville, SC-based designer of the typeface Rockefeller New (2013-2015). Behance link. [Google]
South Carolinian graphic designer. Her font Saalto (2011) is based on posters by Saul Bass created for movies directed by Alfred Hitchcock and Otto Preminger. [Google]
Student in Anderson, SC, who created the teardrop text family Gatsby (2012). [Google]
Rebekah N. Rhoden
During her studies at Anderson University in South Carolina, Rebekah Rhoden designed the sans display typeface Huguenot (2013). She writes: I chose to design a typeface for branding The Peace Center in downtown Greenville, SC. Huguenot blends aspects of Helvetica and Tungsten to echo the renovation of The Peace Center's exterior design. Huguenot was created with the intent to merge the clarity of Modernism with the familiarity of WPA-era America. [Google]
During his studies at Anderson University, Ryan Hammett (Spartanburg, SC) created Martyrdom (2015). Behance link. [Google]
Ryon is Partner and Director of Design at Riggs Partners in Columbia, SC. Creator of the chalk typeface Rufus (2012). [Google]
Clemson, SC-based designer of Partridge-Thin (1994), the Art Nouveau fonts Sarah Caps (1992), Ambrosia Caps (1992), Greeting (1992), ArgosANouveau (1992), Edda Caps (1993), Isadora Caps (1993) and Gismonda (1992, after an original phototype font by Geoff Nicholson from 1971), Maidstone Script (1992), Handsign (1993, Irish sign language font---not ASL), Harrington (1991, Victorian), Mira, Lampoon Brush (1992), Libby Script (1992), Uncio Gothic (2008, Lombardic), Thalia (2008), Arctic (1992), Celtic (1992), Fatso Caps (1992, psychedelic), Inkwell (1992), Arctic2, Columbus (1992, Victorian), Handwriting, Hokusai (brush script, 2008), LampoonBrush2, Partridge-ThinOblique, Saki Script (2008, faux oriental), Sumibrush (2008), Sycamore Sans (2008, draftsman style), New Hand (1995), Tamarind (1999).
See also here. Fontspace link. [Google]
Sarah Grace Kivett
During his studies Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Greenville, SC-based Sarah Grace Kivett created Traveler (2014). Behance link. [Google]
Anderson, SC-based student designer of Charles Type (2013), a typeface created for signage in downtown Charleston, SC. [Google]
During her studies at Anderson University, Sarah McAbee (Inman, SC) designed the vintage typeface Contender (2016). [Google]
Graphic designer who developed the hand-crafted typeface Zodia (2016) during her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. [Google]
Seth J. Walters
South Carolina-based designer of the secret code font Seth (2006). [Google]
Designer of a stylish sans typeface called Embody (2013). She writes: Embody was inspired by fashion companies such as Urban Outfitters and Anthropologie. Embody was created during her studies in Greenville, SC. [Google]
Illustrator in Pennsylvania. He created the strongly geometric typeface Elegance (2011) and the typeface Velocity (2011). Behance link. [Google]
Greenville, SC-based designer who created Dr. Dash (2011), while studying at Anderson University. Behance link. [Google]
Free font outfit by Bob Wertz that started production in 2009, mostly based on FontStruct: Micro 205 (dot matrix typeface), Scoreboard (athletic lettering), Valdes Poster Sans (2009, a casual hand-printed bold sans done in cooperation with Zoo Valdes), Aiken (art deco done at FontStruct), CerealBox (+Fill), Technobabble, Transmission (+Bold; FontStruct), Psuedoscript (2010, upright connected angular script), Powergrid (constructivist, FontStruct), Substation (constructivist, FontStruct), Dradis (FontStruct, kitchen tile face), Woodrow (FontStruct, octagonal; +Light), Infield (FontStruct), Grande (fat piano key font, FontStruct), Big Thursday (Wild West face, FontStruct), Dingbots and Monsters (pixel dingbat face, FontStruct), Foxtrot Sierra (maritime flags).
Powerlane (2012), his first commercial typeface, is an octagonal constructivist typeface family.
He writes about himself: Bob Wertz is a graphic designer and art director living in Columbia, SC. In addition to working as designer, Bob has been an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina. He was a founding member of the AIGA South Carolina board, serving as vice president for two years and then as president for two years.
He also made some fonts with iFontMaker in 2010: SketchPad, LilyPad. Fonstructions in 2011 include Dingbots and Monsters XL.
In 2013, he codesigned the grungy tpeface Valdes Clarendon with Marius Valdes.
Typefaces from 2014 include Callsign Narrow (octagonal stencil font), Power Grid 2.0 and Saluda (rounded sans).
Klingspor link. Creative Market link. Behance link. [Google]
Graduate of University of South Carolina, class of 2016. Columbia, SC-based creator of the jazzy Broadway-style art deco typeface Speakeasy (2016). [Google]
Anderson, SC-based designer of Stark, a fashionable high-contrast typeface created in 2012 for The New Wall Street. [Google]
T. J. Breil
Designer in Greenville, SC, b. 1989, who created the free shadow headline typeface Carson Sans (2012). TJ studies graphic design at Bob Jones University.
Dafont link. [Google]
Spartanburg, SC-based creator of Seagram (2012), a high-contrast fashion serif typeface that is based on the Seagram building in Manhattan, and was inspirewd by Didot and Archer Hairline.
Behance link. [Google]
Using a steel brush calligraphy brush nib, Thomas Waldren created the bold elliptical sans typeface Hand N Hand (2012). He was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and lives in Isle of Palms, SC. [Google]
Timothy Speaker was born and raised in Saginaw, Michigan. Tim received a Bachelor of Science degree in English Literature and Master of Arts and Master of Fine Arts degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He teaches graphic and type design at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. [Google]
While studying at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Trey Gaines created the alchemic typeface Native (2014). [Google]
Foundry of Tucker Myers in Spartanburg, SC, est. 2010. Creator of Piano Keybuild (2010) and Cell (2010, octagonal and futuristic). He also made Piano Keybuild (2011, piano key dingbat face) and Hydragyrum (2011, a squarish almost techno sans family). [Google]
Foundry in Charleston, SC. Creators of Nika (2011), a high-contrast wedge serif face. [Google]
Typecaste Foundry & Design
American type designer, b. 1980, Utah. Designer of the free itchy sans typeface TC Daphne (2008) and the playful display typeface Nika (2011). Arlo Vance has a BFA in Graphic Design from Brigham Young University. Since June of 2007 he has been working as a designer with Hint Creative in Salt Lake City, UT. He founded Typecaste, and is presently located in Charleston, SC. [Google]
During his studies in Greenville, SC, Wesley Jefferies designed the free squarish typeface Superlative (2014). [Google]
During his studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC-based Willie Kinard created the dot matrix typeface Dispenzeful (2013). [Google]
Marius Valdes is an illustrator, designer, and artist currently based in Columbia, South Carolina. He is an Associate Professor in studio art concentrating on design and illustration. He cooperated with Sketchbook B (Bob Wertz) to make the free inky hand-printed typeface Poster Sans (2009) and the grungified Valdes Clarendon (2013). [Google]