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[Headline set in Sirius B (2013, David Kerkhoff)]

Luc Devroye
McGill University
Montreal, Canada
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A. Anderson

This South Carolinian cartoonist made the squarish face Pilgrimage BLT (2010, FontStruct). Aka Sabata. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aimee Kaib

During her studies in Anderson, SC, Aimee Kaib created the delicate text face Maurice (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Aldrena Corder

Located in Colombia, SC, Aldrena made a few nice typographic posters in 2010, illustrating faces such as Rockwell, Optima and Mrs Eaves. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Allison B. Williams
[Alphabet Zoo]

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Alphabet Zoo
[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]  ⦿

Alyssa Crozier

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

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] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Ganahl

Anderson, SC-based designer of the roman face Renée (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ashley Readler

While at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Ashley Readler designed the Outlander typeface (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Ben Truesdale

Designer of the pixel font Bullwark. Based in West Columbia, SC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Benjamin Mahaffey

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] [More]  ⦿

Bessie Love

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]  ⦿

Beth Cooper

Beth Cooper (South Carolina) designed the sans face Even Hand (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bethany Greene

During her graphic design studies in Greenville, SC, Bethany Greene created the quaint typeface Nomad (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Bob Wertz
[Sketchbook B]

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Brianda Lopez

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] [More]  ⦿

Brinnan Wimberly

Anderson, SC-based designer of the fashion mag typeface Beaton (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brittany McKinnish

Digital and graphic artist in Spartanburg, SC. She clipped the serifs off Georgia, and made Oggie (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Brittany Wilson

During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Brittany Wilson designed Victoria (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Cameron Bagwell

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] [More]  ⦿

Camille Beaulieu-Brunet

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] [More]  ⦿

Caroline Brewer

Graphic designer in Anderson, SC, who created the octagonal athletic jersey typeface Skyhook (2012). She graduated from Anderson University.

Caroline Brewer Photography link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Caryn Karriker

Graphic design student at Anderson University in South Carolina. At Behance, she presents Chloe (2010) and describes the design process in detail. [Google] [More]  ⦿

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] [More]  ⦿

Christie Tandiono

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 [2010]. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Corey Godbey
[Portland Studios]

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Daniel Bent

Charleston, SC-based creator (b. 1990) of Spooky Drips (2011, a dripping blood Halloween face).

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Danton Fullante

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] [More]  ⦿

David Paul Bolding

South Carloinian (b. 1984) who created the hand-printed font DavidFont (2008). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Desiree Cheeks

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] [More]  ⦿

Dixie Hemingway

Dixie Hemingway is a graphic designer in Myrtle Beach, SC. She created the copperplate typeface Epicurean in 2013.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Doghead Studio
[Jon Jennings]

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. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emily Conners
[Emily Lime Design]

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Emily Lime Design
[Emily Conners]

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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Emmy Dorchak

Graphic design student at Anderson University in South Carolina. For a school project, Emmy Dorchak designed a readable geometric typeface called Matterhorn (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Emmy Persall

During her studies at the University of South Carolina, Emmy Persall (Greenville, SC, created an angular display typeface (2014). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Gage LaGreca

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] [More]  ⦿

Glyphon
[Matt Baird]

Glyphon (Greenville, SC) is the type foundry of American type designer Matt Baird.

In 2012, Matt designed the nibbed typeface Yeti. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Haley Newman

Designer in Anderson, SC, who made Anthro (2012), a slab serif face based on Gotham. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Isennock

Graphic design student in Anderson, SC, in 2013, who designed the sans typeface Astrotype (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Hannah Leonard

Hannah Leonard (Anderson, SC) designed Classic 44 (2011), a typeface based on a combination of two typefaces, Modern No. 20 and Footlight MT. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Heather McIlrath

During her studies in Anderson, SC, Heather McIlrath designed Sans Francisco (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Illustrative Type
[Jerry Rose]

Illustrative Type is Jerry Rose from Charleston, SC. His creations can be downloaded. They include Future Sands (2009, a paperclip font). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)
[Jeremy Dooley]

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 2004-2006, he ran Dooley Type in Greenville, SC. Behance link. Klingspor link. Font squirrel link. MyFonts interview. His fonts:

  • 44th President (2009, based on Obama's handwriting).
  • Aberlyth (2006). An informal script face.
  • Ainslie (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.
  • 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.
  • Caridade.
  • Carta Marina is a family of medieval map text faces and dingbats (2007).
  • Cavole Slab (2011).
  • 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 faces. Chennai Slab (2009).
  • Coegit (2012). A sans family that offers Compressed, Compact and Condensed subsets.
  • Cohort (2010, elliptical sans).
  • Coupe (2003).
  • 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).
  • Grenale (2013). A flashy in-your-face didone family from Thin to Heavy. Grenale #2 (2013) is a curvy sans that is alomst a monoline.
  • 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).
  • Le Havre (2008) is a gorgeous 8-style geometric art deco sans with tall ascenders. In 2010, the Le Havre Sketch family was added. Le Havre Rounded (2009). Le Havre Titling (2012). Le Havre Layers followed in 2013.
  • 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).
  • Massif (2008) is an aggressive sans family.
  • Mittwoch (2009, organic serif).
  • Montag (2007) is a casual rounded sans family in six styles.
  • 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.
  • 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).
  • RendtPhysic (2006).
  • Ript Cure (2005).
  • Sancoale (2011, an organic sans family, from Thin to Black). Sancoale Narrow (2011). Sancoale Softened (2012). Sancoale Slab (2012). Sancoale Slab Soft (2013).
  • 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 face with tear drop terminals).
  • 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.
  • 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 faces.
  • 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).
  • Youngblood (2008, +Youngblood Antique, 2010) is non-connected.

Catalog of their typefaces. View Jeremy Dooley's font library. View Jeremy Dooley's typefaces. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jacob Mahaffey

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] [More]  ⦿

Janelle Crocker

Student in Rock Hill, SC, who is puruing a Bachelors at Anderson University, SC. Creator of the (school project) display typeface Parmigi (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jean Evans

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 faces, one of which was inspired by Ben Shahn's hand-constructed alphabet.

FontShop link. Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jelene Morris

Professional artist who received her BFA from the University of South Carolina. Creator of Pea Jelene's Doodles.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jennifer Hall

Graphic designer in Greenville, SC. In 2011, she created the Peignotian face Soma, which was derived from Modern No. 20 by cutting off its serifs and removing the ball terminals. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jeremy Dooley
[Insigne Type Design Studio (was: Dooley Type)]

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Jerry Rose
[Illustrative Type]

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Jessica Hische

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).

MyFonts link. Behance link. 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.

Klingspor link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jessica Qualls

South Carolina-based designer who created the children's book typeface Imagine (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jivan Davé

Designer and photographer in Greenville, SC, who created the slab serif typeface family Dino in 2010 while studying in Anderson, SC.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Jon Jennings
[Doghead Studio]

[MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Jonathan Allsbrook

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] [More]  ⦿

Joshua Mayfield

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.

Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Joy Hiller

Greenville, SC-based designer of the typeface Libertas (2013), which was developed while Joy was a student. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Julie Laxton

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] [More]  ⦿

Kaitlyn Daum

Greenville, SC-based creator of the didone face Nuvo (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

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] [More]  ⦿

Katie Brazell

During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, Katie Brazell used Didot as a model for the design of Marina (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kayla Decker

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] [More]  ⦿

Kaylee Welgraven

Greenville, SC-based art director who created the art deco typeface Marylynn (2013).

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kelly Johnson
[Mad Hatter]

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Kenneth Cashman

South-Carolina-based youngster (b. 1989) who made the futuristic display face Busou Shinki (2008). He also uses the names Blitz tactics and Konami. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristen Baker

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]  ⦿

Kristin Jordan

Student designer At Anderson University in Anderson, SC, who created the exaggerated Peignotian typeface Bokini (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Kristmar Muldrow

Columbia, SC-based designer of the script face Spindle (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Jones

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 face inspired by House Industries' Neutraface Slab Text and the Mid-Century modern style. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Laura Skinner

Laura Skinner (Greenwood, SC) created the free squarish wayfinding typeface Halt (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lauren Roberts

Lauren Roberts (Easley, SC) created the text typeface Walton (2013)C during her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Leah Edwards

During her studies at The University of South Carolina, Leah Edwards (Columbia, SC) created the display typeface Psycho Babble (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Lori Lennon

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]  ⦿

Mad Hatter
[Kelly Johnson]

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]  ⦿

Marcus Williamson

Located in Columbia, SC, Marcus Williamson created the condensed octagonal caps typeface Speakeasy in 2013. Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Marius Valdes
[Zoo Valdes]

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Mary Catherine Pflug

American type designer who created the beautiful pottery-style fattish poster face 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] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Matt Baird
[Glyphon]

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Matt McInerney
[Pixelspread]

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McKenzie Stokes

During her studies at Anderson University in Anderson, SC, McKenzie Stokes created the text typeface Flock (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Megan Wilson

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] [More]  ⦿

Michael Schillingburg

Greenville, SC-based creator of the school project tattoo typeface Jetliner (2013). Free download. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Mike Rogers

Type designer from Rock Hill, South Carolina. He created the squarish monoline sans face Franz (2011, +Light, +Heavy).

Creative Market link. Home page. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Naomi Nakazato

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]  ⦿

Noah Taylor

Graphic design student at Anderson University in Anderson, SC. .

Creator of the Egyptian typeface family Valium (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Omni Jacala

Graphic designer in Travelers Rest, SC, who created Pytho Capitals in 2012.

Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paige Elizabeth

During her studies in Greenville, SC, Paige Elizabeth created the Peignotian typeface Kona (2013) for chocolate package signage. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Paul

South Carolina-based designer (b. 1985) of MyspaceArcaneFont, Paul Crazy and Paul Symbols in 2008. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Philip Belger

Designer in Greenville, SC. He created the Peignotian face Contempo (2011). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Pixelspread
[Matt McInerney]

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.

Google Directory link. FontStruct link. Abstract Fonts link. Klingspor link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Portland Studios
[Corey Godbey]

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]  ⦿

Rachel Greene Bass

Graphic designer in Greenville, SC, who created the Rockefeller New typeface in 2013. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rachel Spoon

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] [More]  ⦿

Railey Collins

Student in Anderson, SC, who created the teardrop text family Gatsby (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Rebekah N. Rhoden

During her studies at Anderson University in South Carolina, Rebekah Rhoden designed the sans display face 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]  ⦿

Ryon Edwards

Ryon is Partner and Director of Design at Riggs Partners in Columbia, SC. Creator of the chalk typeface Rufus (2012). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sam Wang

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).

See also here. Fontspace link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sarah Leugemors

Anderson, SC-based student designer of Charles Type (2013), a typeface created for signage in downtown Charleston, SC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Seth J. Walters

South Carolina-based designer of the secret code font Seth (2006). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Shaina Toner

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]  ⦿

Shawn Borton

Illustrator in Pennsylvania. He created the strongly geometric face Elegance (2011) and the typeface Velocity (2011). Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Silas Godfrey

Greenville, SC-based designer who created Dr. Dash (2011), while studying at Anderson University. Behance link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Sketchbook B
[Bob Wertz]

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.

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.

Klingspor link. Behance link. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Stephen Pisano

Anderson, SC-based designer of Stark, a fashionable high-contrast typeface created in 2012 for The New Wall Street. [Google] [More]  ⦿

T. J. Breil

Designer in Greenville, SC, b. 1989, who created the free shadow headline face Carson Sans (2012). TJ studies graphic design at Bob Jones University.

Dafont link. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Taylor Cash

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] [More]  ⦿

Thomas Waldren

Using a steel brush calligraphy brush nib, Thomas Waldren created the bold elliptical sans face Hand N Hand (2012). He was born and raised in Charleston, SC, and lives in Isle of Palms, SC. [Google] [More]  ⦿

Timothy Speaker

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]  ⦿

Trey Gaines

While studying at the University of South Carolina in Columbia, SC, Trey Gaines created the alchemic typeface Native (2014). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Tucker Myers
[Type Minds]

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Type Minds
[Tucker Myers]

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]  ⦿

Typecaste

Foundry in Charleston, SC. Creators of Nika (2011), a high-contrast wedge serif face. [Google] [MyFonts] [More]  ⦿

Willie Kinard

During his studies at the University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC-based Willie Kinard created the dot matrix typeface Dispenzeful (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿

Zoo Valdes
[Marius Valdes]

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 face Poster Sans (2009) and the grungified Valdes Clarendon (2013). [Google] [More]  ⦿