TYPE DESIGN INFORMATION PAGE last updated on Thu Dec 18 00:12:28 EST 2014
Type scene in South Carolina
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
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).
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).
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] [More] ⦿
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).
Graphic designer in Anderson, SC, who created the octagonal athletic jersey typeface Skyhook (2012). She graduated from Anderson University.
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).
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] [More] ⦿
Charleston, SC-based creator (b. 1990) of Spooky Drips (2011, a dripping blood Halloween face).
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).
Dixie Hemingway is a graphic designer in Myrtle Beach, SC. She created the copperplate typeface Epicurean in 2013.
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] ⦿
Emily Lime Design
Emily Conners (Emily Lime Design, Greenville, SC) sells her own fonts. She specializes in capricious scripts. Her typefaces include:
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Anderson, SC-based creator (b. 1991) of the Victorian typeface Quest (2012), which was created by taking el;ements of Plantin abd Tengwar.
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] [More] ⦿
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:
Anderson, SC-based creator of the mini-slabbed typeface Arlington (2012), for which, according to Jacob, inspiration came from Caslon and Optima.
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.
Professional artist who received her BFA from the University of South Carolina. Creator of Pea Jelene's Doodles.
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] [More] ⦿
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).
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.
Designer and photographer in Greenville, SC, who created the slab serif typeface family Dino in 2010 while studying in Anderson, SC.
Photographer, designer, and musician in Spartanburg, SC. During his studies atAnderson University in Anderson, SC, he designed the octagonal typeface Keystone (2013).
Graphic designer in Greenfield, SC.
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.
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] [More] ⦿
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.
Greenville, SC-based art director who created the art deco typeface Marylynn (2013).
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] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
Graphic designer in Fort Mill, SC. Portier is a handmade poster typeface designed by Lori Lennon in 2013as 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. [Google] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
Megan Leigh Wilson created Vegas (2013), a typeface inspired by Las Vegas architecture, during her studies at Anderson University in South Carolina (2013).
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] [More] ⦿
Graphic design student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. .
Graphic designer in Travelers Rest, SC, who created Pytho Capitals in 2012.
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 McInerney and Pablo Impallari; see here for a complete extension of Raleway by Impallari), 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.
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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
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), 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).
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] [More] ⦿
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), Cerealbox (+Fill).
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.
In 2013, he codesigned the grungy tpeface Valdes Clarendon with Marius Valdes.
Typefaces from 2014 include Power Grid 2.0 and Saluda (rounded sans).
Designer in Greenville, SC, b. 1989, who created the free shadow headline typeface Carson Sans (2012). TJ studies graphic design at Bob Jones University.
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.
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] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿
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] [MyFonts] [More] ⦿
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] [More] ⦿